In possibly the most shocking turn of events this campaign season, Senator Ted Cruz has suddenly and unexpectedly dropped out of the Republican primary race. The implications here are astounding, but the practical effect is easy to understand: Donald Trump is effectively the Republican nominee for President of the United States. In a terrific speech, which RedState will post in full shortly, Ted Cruz made | Read More »

Anger and Divide Within the Republican Party

How will we recover?

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IT’S TRUMP: Donald Trump is the Winner of the Indiana Primary

All the major networks have called this primary for Donald Trump. With all the polls closed and 9% of the vote in, the race has been called for Trump. #Breaking: CNN projects Donald Trump will win the Indiana Republican primary — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 3, 2016 Here are the numbers: TRUMP: 54.2% CRUZ: 32.8% KASICH: 10% We will update this post as | Read More »

Own It: If Trump Is The Nominee And Loses, Trump Supporters Are To Blame Not #NeverTrump

I’ve about had it with Trump supporters. They’re happy to tell you Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and others just “weren’t good enough to win” and that any of their losses is completely their fault. But when the talk shifts to the general election suddenly they’re all like, “We need to unite behind Trump you establishment, cuckservative pu**ies! If you | Read More »

Watch Jake Tapper Destroy Trump in the Greatest Two Minutes of Television All Day (VIDEO)

“What a day it has been,” Jake Tapper remarks at the beginning of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”  He ain’t kidding. He then goes on in his opening statement, “every time you think this race could not get any more ludicrous, it does.”  And while other networks and anchors are making outrageous statements like, “is Ted Cruz becoming unhinged” (because how dare he hit | Read More »

Very Early Results Are In: Trump Takes BIG Lead

CNN just reported some early numbers. Keep in mind, this is only 2% of precincts reporting, and in half the state the polls are still open (time zone split), but with those caveats, Trump has a big early lead. TRUMP: 54.8% (13,318) CRUZ: 31% (7,571) KASICH: 11.6% (2,836) We’ll keep our eye on it.

BREAKING: Indiana Exit Polls Are Not Yet Armageddonish

CNN is reporting that Indiana exit polls show voters believe the primary has divided the party but, overall, it has been fair. This is the kind of news that is good for Ted Cruz since it has been the “rigging the primary” drumbeat of Trumpkins up to this point and it seems, by early indications anyway, that that line of thinking hasn’t completely resonated. #INPrimary exit polls: | Read More »

Politics Is Still Downstream of Culture

Politics Is Still Downstream of Culture

Conservatives need to compete with pop culture figures like Trump. ...

As Between Trump and Clinton, Gary Johnson (or Austin Petersen) is the Best Choice for President

I’ve said this a million times and I’ll say it again: I don’t owe Donald Trump, the Republican party, or anyone else my vote. Every election cycle, they have to earn it. I never signed a loyalty oath or a contract to always vote for the Republican, and even if I did, such a contract would be void as a matter of law, as it | Read More »

BREAKING: Is John Kasich Suspending His Campaign?

Earlier today, John Kasich was obnoxiously reminding everyone on Twitter he was still in the race:   Our Only Hope#MayThe4thBeWithYou#StarWarsDay — John Kasich (@JohnKasich) May 4, 2016   But a few hours later, we hear this:   Kasich press conference in Virginia has been canceled. Statement in Columbus at 5pm. — Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) May 4, 2016 Looks like Kasich is ready to admit it’s the | Read More »

Trump’s Next Victim: Pollsters

There’s a market for bad polls showing Trump competitive with Hillary Clinton. Guess who is jumping in?

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No Tolerance for Former Candidates Who Support Nominee Trump

Despite what the pro-Trump crowd concludes about last night, the #NeverTrump crowd isn’t going away. Those of us who have always believed never actually means never aren’t suddenly deciding to “unite” around Trump, though RNC chairman Reince Priebus commands that. Too many “principled” conservatives are falling victim to the groupthink which says you must coalesce around the person with (R) next to their name. This letter means nothing when | Read More »

Indiana reminds us: Polling remains dead

So before the results came in from Indiana, I pointed out that Indiana looked winnable for Cruz, and looked at the ways the polls had gotten it badly wrong in neighboring states, ways that grossly underestimated one candidate or another. Turns out they grossly underestimated Donald Trump.

An Open Letter To Reince Priebus On Unity

Last night, after Ted Cruz dropped his bid for the White House and conservatives were left with the inevitable sinking feeling that Donald Trump was going to represent the GOP in the 2016 Presidential election, Reince Priebus took to Twitter and issue the following statement: .@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton — Reince Priebus | Read More »

Republicans Should Confirm Merrick Garland ASAP.

Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, this is not even a close call.

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Ted Cruz Quits: Battle Fatigue Finally Wins

Well, the Republican disposition finally won out. As a party, we lack the stomach for the intra-party fights the Democrats revel in, and we always have. As I’ve noted before, we never have had a competitive primary that lasted past Super Tuesday, at least since 1976. Settling on front runners is what we do as a party – even when it is obvious that the | Read More »

SUPER DOOMSDAY: Your Complete and Tragic Indiana Primary Result and Delegate Update

Yesterday was the superest and worst Tuesday yet, as Indiana took the stage. Without exaggeration, we can tell you that the whole world ended and you’re reading this from some weird, disappointing afterlife.

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The Mantra of #NeverTrump Shall Be This

After tonight’s stunning (or not so stunning) loss and Ted Cruz dropping out of the race, the question that I and others are being asked is will we unify behind the presumptive GOP nominee now that he is essentially inevitable? The answer is, of course not. #NeverTrump was not a fad. It was not an attempt to change a narrative. It was not a wish | Read More »

GLOVES ARE OFF: Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Will Be A “Very Poor” President

Donald Trump gave his victory speech after his big win in Indiana tonight, and it was actually fairly coherent up until the end, where he mentioned the War on Christmas, among other thing. It was actually a very leader-ly speech, in which he gave thanks, hit his high points, acknowledged Ted Cruz’s announcement from earlier tonight, and moved on. That, however, is about as much | Read More »

Tonight we are all William Lloyd Garrison #NeverTrump

With the chairman of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus, swearing eternal loyalty to ZOD (in the words of Jay Cost, I feel about the Republican Party the way Garrison felt about the Constitution. It is lost, and I will no longer have any part of it.

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#NeverTrump Means Never Trump. Never Ever.

So I’m getting a lot of emails from people – some friendly, some hostile – asking “what’s next” for the #NeverTrump movement. Quite frankly, I’m puzzled at the question. I mean, the entire meaning of the phrase was intended to convey that we would never vote for Trump, at any time, for any reason. It’s rather unambiguous, the word “never.” Look, the people who have | Read More »

Ted Cruz’s Heartbreaking Concession Speech (VIDEO)

Ted Cruz has finally thrown in the towel, announcing from Indiana that he is suspending his campaign. In an inspiring yet somber speech, Ted Cruz thanked all his supporters before dropping a dirty bomb on all of our lives. Watch the great orator one last time below: Will we rise to meet the challenges that face our nation on the international stage? Or will we | Read More »

BREAKING: Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana

In the over-looked Democratic Primary in Indiana, Bernie Sanders has pulled out a big win over Hillary Clinton. Sanders is staying in the race, which makes him little more than a nuisance to Clinton, but it is a very noticeable nuisance. With the win, Sanders now has a good reason to stay in the race even longer. The Vermont Senator really has no chance at | Read More »








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