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    Cruz, Rubio, and Fox Business For the Win

    Fox Business gave the debate all the other networks should have given, including the first Fox News debate. It was not flashy. But it was substantive. It was not just that the candidates had more time or that there were less candidates. The moderators did a good job of drawing out policy differences without intentionally setting up fights. They just happened naturally. Bill Shine, Roger | Read More »

    Jeb Bush Has Had a Debate Comeback

    Jeb Bush has had a good debate performance tonight. While I think his attempts at humor came off poorly, he really did a good job. He came across as serious, but likeable. He did not try to throw half-hearted punches. He held his own. He stood up to Trump, though Trump made him back down once. He was reaffirmed by Carly Fiorina on foreign policy. | Read More »

    I Literally Cheered @RealDonaldTrump in the Debate

    Did I mention John Kasich is an ass? In the Fox debate he tried to dismiss Donald Trump, a man who created a multi-billion dollar company, as a kid on immigration policy. Kasich was condescending and rude in a way Trump had not yet been to him. But Trump threw it back in Kasich’s face. Trump talked about Eisenhower and immigration, pointing out that everybody | Read More »

    Danger Signs for Jeb Bush in the South

    Usually, the primary calendar goes from Iowa to New Hampshire to South Carolina to Florida. Florida is where Mitt Romney shut down Newt Gingrich in 2012. Florida is where Rudy Giuliani’s campaign imploded in 2008. Florida has been a final firewall for campaigns. But things are different this year. Texas comes before Florida, but not just Texas. It will be an SEC Primary that has | Read More »

    Team Jeb Bush Prepares to Hand Ted Cruz the Republican Nomination

    “As revenge for their ‘boy’ becoming his own man, Mike Murphy intends to destroy Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94%.”Here is something you need to know to this morning — Jeb Bush’s Super PAC ads have been terrible. They have not helped Jeb Bush at all. In fact, more Republican primary voters say they would never vote for Jeb Bush than say the | Read More »

    It’s Science You Bigots. They Want You To Believe She Was Born That Way.

    This is becoming a trend. Some parents want their little girl referred to as a boy in school. A 6-year-old transgender student at a Katy daycare has sparked quite a discussion about how the school should address the issue with the child’s classmates. Two employees who disagreed with the way the private school owners was handling the situation were fired. There is no science here. | Read More »

    The Hill’s Peter Sullivan Quotes Michele Bachmann Quoting Jesus. Doesn’t Seem to Know It.

    Over at The Hill, reporter Peter Sullivan brings us a report on Michele Bachmann announcing that “Jesus is coming soon.” The audio is brought to us courtesy of a leftwing site called “Right Wing Watch.” The article breathlessly begins Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) calls in an interview for converting as many people as possible to Christianity because Jesus is “coming soon.” I don’t know | Read More »

    Why Republican Candidates Must Always Be Better Than Their Democratic Opponent

    Why Republican Candidates Must Always Be Better Than Their Democratic Opponent

    A candidate for President had a childhood mentor who had been a Nazi. The candidate made up key details about his life and relationships. He attended a church whose pastor routinely attacked the United States and blamed the United States for AIDS, etc. The candidate wrote an autobiography, but there was lots of credible evidence he did not actually write it himself. He even fundraised | Read More »

    Hitting the Brakes on the Ben Carson Story

    I’ve struck through the original piece here. It is looking more and more like the details of Ben Carson’s West Point story are more nuanced. In 2013, he said he was offered a scholarship to West Point. The Politico story centers on Carson claiming he “applied and was accepted.” It is true, Carson never applied and was never accepted to West Point. The Politico’s representation | Read More »

    Obama Administration Finally Rejects the Keystone Pipeline

    What took them so long? The Obama Administration finally rejected the Keystone XL pipeline on a Friday when everyone had already moved on to other things. Sure, Warren Buffet and other Obama donors will benefit because they own trains that will be used to transport the stuff. Sure, the EPA will stay busy with train derailments and natural disasters, etc. But why now? Well, Hillary | Read More »

    Yes, Barack Obama Has Been Terrible for Democrats Nationwide

    “[Barack Obama is] rendering the Democratic Party more homogeneously leftwing and also less able to win elections.”A number of leftwing writers have gone into full “protect the precious” mode over Barack Obama. As more and more people have been noting just how badly Democrats have done in the age of Obama, goal posts are being moved to show that well, we need to look at | Read More »

    Matt Bevin Wins. Barack Obama’s Democratic Party Loses Again.

    “It’s only a matter of time before Democrats blame their losses on climate change in Syria.”George Bush continues to be a more successful politician than Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. In addition to winning the Texas Governor’s Mansion twice, George Bush did something Barack Obama and Bill Clinton could not do — win the Presidency twice without seeing his party completely wipe out. Certainly, in | Read More »

    Another Data Point to be Ignored That Political Reporting is B.S.

    Matt Bevin won Kentucky by EIGHT points. It was not even close. Every poll had it very close and many predicted the Democrats would win. Kentucky is not alone. Throughout the nation, polling has been incredibly flawed. Heck, it has been flawed internationally. Look at the British election last year where no one saw the Tories getting an outright majority, which they did. The polling | Read More »

    Perverts and the Mentally Ill Lose in Houston, TX

    In Houston, TX, perverts and the mentally ill worked together with the gay rights lobby to let men use women’s bathrooms. They called anyone who disagreed with them “bigots.” They harassed preachers. The Mayor of Houston, an aggressive gay rights activist, demanded preachers’ hand over their sermons. Tonight, the people of Houston fought back and rejected the attempt to allow perverts, the mentally ill, liars, | Read More »

    The New York Times Attacks Religion and Avoids Even Writing the Word “Islam”

    “It is a good thing Christians do not blow themselves up to kill others or the New York Times would be in a world of hurt. ”According to Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, there is a growing movement in the United States to use religious arbitration to make holy scripture binding on legal proceedings. The case they use to build sympathy for their claim that | Read More »