Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz
I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to | Read More »
The GOP Establishment Is Trying To Elect Donald Trump?
Panic is a very ugly thing. It is a triumph of primal fear over the intellect. It is when “flight” kicks “fight’s” ass. In pre-gunpowder days, armies would hammer away at each other for hours with few losses. Then panic would set in bringing slaughter with it. It is demeaning. It is unmanly. Unfortunately, panic is one of the two modes favored by the GOP | Read More »
No, Huffington Post, the Pilgrims Were Not Refugees
There are few things more amusing than watching the left contort themselves attempting to bootstrap an image that they imagine appeals to the mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, WalMart-shopping, rednecks out in fly-over country into whatever their pet cause du jour is. What makes this impulse so cute is the idea that if they relate to us in terms we’ll understand they will make their point and when they use | Read More »
Turkey Shoots Down Russian Military Jet
Yesterday, a Russian SU-24, a knock-off of the now retired F-111, was shot down over Turkey. The details are unclear. Russia is claiming it was moping along over Syria, minding its own business, and was shot down by ground fire. The Turks tell a different story: A Turkish military statement said the plane entered Turkish airspace over the town of Yayladagi, in Hatay province. “On | Read More »
How Hillary Clinton And Barack Obama Created ISIS
How did it happen? How did a violent Islamic regime, a regime that is sort of like Saudi Arabia but with inferior grooming and hygiene, come to hold sway over large portions of Iraq and Syria? Over the weekend, Soviet Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev provided an interesting insight. During a visit to Kuala Lumpur, Medvedev laid blame for ISIS, and one must say for the | Read More »
Europeans Say Terrorists Are Impossible To Find Among Refugees
Syrian refugees strike in front of Budapest Keleti railway station. Refugee crisis. Budapest, Hungary, Central Europe, 3 September 2015. Well, so much for the “rigorous screening process” we are told exists to screen refugees for admittance to the United States: As the hunt for jihadists widens after last week’s Paris attacks, authorities in Greece warn it was virtually impossible to pick | Read More »
Jeb Bush Finds Money Can’t Buy Love… Or Move His Poll Numbers
A couple of new national polls have come out over the weekend. They are very similar: ABC/Washington Post Fox News Both polls show the race to be between four candidates divided into two distinct tiers. What is most telling, though, is the way that Jeb Bush has found a comfy home at around 5%. Via the RCP average Bush, after having his ass handed to | Read More »
Hillary Clinton Releases Her Inner Redneck
There is probably no one currently running for president who can out-pander Hillary Clinton. This is to be expected. When your entire life is a testament to the power of the lie, pandering comes naturally. One of the most amusing things she does is un-corking her half-assed imitations of regional accents. Perhaps the most hilarious political video of all time, it is certainly up there | Read More »
HHS Says ObamaCare Is Too Big To Fail
Last week, ObamaCare was hit with a body blow as one of the nation’s major health insurers, United Healthcare, announced it was pulling back from Obamacare in 2016 and may not participate at all in 2017: UnitedHealth Group Chief Executive Stephen J. Hemsley said the company isn’t willing to continue its losses into 2017. UnitedHealth has already locked in its exchange offerings for 2016, but | Read More »
Are Iowa Evangelicals And Conservatives Moving To Ted Cruz?
One of the critical battles going on beneath the radar is the battle between Ben Carson and Ted Cruz for the Evangelical, and I’d say conservative Catholic, vote. While Trump is trolling everyone in sight to earn free media and Marco Rubio is picking Jeb Bush’s moldering bones, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson have been carrying on a polite, gentlemanly, and low key war. The winner of this | Read More »
Hubris: The Tragedy Of War In the Twentieth Century
Alistair Horne is one of those rare writers on military affairs who actually has some experience. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1943 at age 17. His vision kept him from qualifying as a pilot so he managed to land a commission in the Coldstream Guards and fought with them in Europe. After the war he did a stint in the Middle East, | Read More »
How Rep. Peter King Is Working With Harry Reid To Limit Gun Ownership
Yesterday, we posted on the dangerous push Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 11% is making to close the “terrorist loophole” in our gun laws. It sounds terrible, right, that suspected terrorists would be allowed to by firearms. That is, until you think about it. The terrorist watch list that the Democrats are so anxious to use comprises well over a million names. In | Read More »
Why In the Name Of Heaven Is the DNC Praising George Bush?
Yesterday was one of those days that had a lot of bizarre threads running through it. Donald Trump enlisted the aid of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to claim he never said what he obviously did at least twice during the week. Doddering, permanently concussed Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 11% claimed you could buy explosives and fully automatic weapons | Read More »
Harry Reid Supports Allowing Terrorists Into America But Wants To Stop Gun Sales
Ever since Harry Reid was punched in the face by a gay hooker had an “exercise band” “break” while attached to his “shower door” last year, he has become more and more emotionally unstable. Even before his unfortunate “accident” he used the floor of the Senate to tell lies about the Koch brothers. This was an act completely unprecedented in the history of the republic. | Read More »
What Did Donald Trump Say About Registering Muslims?
Sometimes Donald Trump would be better served by being quiet. Because his inability to self-edit his stream of consciousness leads to those cringe-worthy moments when he says things that are scary if he believes them and equally scary if he doesn’t believe them. On Tuesday, Trump was on Sean Hannity’s show and he had this to offer about Islamic terrorism: GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump | Read More »