Sunday, January 31, 2016

Former editor of National Review thinks Ted Cruz is the leader of the Tea Party: Sarah Palin would beg to differ

'Mr. Obama’s conservative opponents, on the other hand, have responded to his bold assertion of executive prerogative in two quite different ways. Some cite it as an argument for stronger checks on presidential power; others plainly believe that this unchecked power would be a fine thing if only it were exercised in pursuit of their interests.

'The first of those reactions produced the Tea Party movement, which advocated fiscal discipline, limited government and fidelity to the Constitution. Half of it joined the conservative wing of the GOP and fought elections with mixed success; the other half became an independent conservative faction out of frustration with a Republican leadership they believe has betrayed them. Many Tea Partiers now tell pollsters that they are “independents.” But the obvious leader of the entire movement is Sen. Ted Cruz.'

The Hegelian dialectic was never so useful for so little.

Ted Cruz adopts Obama voter intimidation tactics in Iowa

From the story here:

'In 2008, academics at Yale published an influential paper showing that one of the most effective ways to get voters to the polls was “social pressure.” Researchers found that registered voters in a 2006 primary election in Michigan voted at a higher rate if they received mailers indicating that their participation in the election would be publicized. The mailer that had the biggest impact included information about the two previous elections and whether the recipient and his or her neighbors participated or not. “We intend to mail an updated chart,” the mailer warned. “You and your neighbors will all know who voted and who did not.”

'Insights from the Yale study have since been adopted by several campaigns, including MoveOn, which also faced criticism when it used the tactic to turn out voters for Barack Obama’s reĆ«lection, in 2012. Given its obsession with political science, it’s no surprise that the Cruz campaign decided to adopt the “social pressure” techniques to turn out voters in Iowa for Monday night’s caucuses.'

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated . . .."

Hooah Trump = Reagan w/o the amnesty!

Trump's tone is the least of our problems: 43% of Democrats in Iowa describe themselves as socialists

Bloomberg poll, here.

The triumph of ideological thinking on both the left and the right can be seen in the equal disdain both have for "isolationism". Poking our noses into other people's business is evidently now synonymous with being an American.

And the Republicans obviously haven't read Eric Hoffer.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Wake up people: Ted Cruz in 2013 advocated giving 325,000 American STEM jobs to cheaper foreigners

The full story is here.

Go back to Canada, Ted!

So Obama learned of through news reports like everyone else while e-mailing her there 22 times

Sounds like someone's lying again and needs to be impeached. Otherwise things could get a little out of hand, no? I mean that's what happens when people get in the habit of flouting the law.

'Obama, after delivering a Saturday speech in Selma, Ala., was asked when he found out about Clinton’s personal email system run from her Chappaqua home. “The same time everybody else learned it through news reports,” he told CBS News.'

'The State Department on Friday said for the first time that “top secret” material had been sent through Hillary Clinton’s private computer server, and that it would not make public 22 of her emails because they contained highly classified information. The department announced that 18 emails exchanged between Mrs. Clinton and President Obama would also be withheld, citing the longstanding practice of preserving presidential communications for future release. The department’s spokesman, John Kirby, said that exchanges did not involve classified information.'

Mark Levin's gives Sen. Ben Sasse, who supports legalizing illegal aliens, an "A"

Hey, if Ben Sasse is good enough for Mark Levin, so is Ted Cruz.


Trump surges in Iowa in Des Moines Register poll from 22 to 28, Cruz drops two to 23: The 4th notable poll in which Trump has erased Cruz' lead

Friday, January 29, 2016

Politico agrees Rand Paul "eviscerated" Ted Cruz on amnesty

Cruz once filed an amendment to Rubio’s bill that would have created a path to “legalization,” but he has argued that it was really a poison pill designed to kill reform. Last night, though, Kelly effectively quashed that argument, playing several clips of Cruz insisting that he did want reform to pass. “Was that all an act?” Kelly asked him. “It was pretty convincing!” After Cruz flailed around for a few minutes, arguing that it was unfair for Kelly to focus on 38 words in a 1,000-page bill, Kelly turned to Rand Paul, yet another frequent target of Trump’s barbs. “Senator Paul, you know how Washington works,” she said. “Do you buy that?”

Paul—who has denounced Trump as unfit for office, and who has been mocked by Trump for his poll numbers and even his looks—obligingly continued the evisceration of Cruz. “He can’t have it both ways,” he said. “What is particularly insulting is, he’s the king of saying ‘You’re for amnesty.’ Everyone’s for amnesty except for Ted Cruz. But it’s a falseness, and that’s an authenticity problem … I was for legalization. So was Ted—but now he says he wasn’t. That’s not true.”

Libertarian leaning IBD poll shows Trump giving up a few points to Cruz

The amnesty of a lesser god: Senator Rand Paul eviscerated Ted Cruz who was for legalization of illegal immigrants in 2013

From the transcript of last night's debate, here, where Senator Rand Paul called BS on Cruz' poison pill argument and showed that Cruz was sincerely for legalization, a lesser form of amnesty but an amnesty no less:

PAUL: I was there and I saw the debate. I saw Ted Cruz say, "we'll take citizenship off the table, and then the bill will pass, and I'm for the bill."

The bill would involve legalization. He can't have it both ways. But what is particularly insulting, though, is that he is the king of saying, "you're for amnesty." Everybody's for amnesty except for Ted Cruz.

But it's a falseness, and that's an authenticity problem -- that everybody he knows is not as perfect as him because we're all for amnesty. I was for legalization. I think, frankly, if you have border security, you can have legalization. So was Ted, but now he says it wasn't so. That's not true.


Trump not participating last night did two useful things:

It made the debate Pig Pile on Cruz night.

And it gave Rand Paul a spot to come back to the main stage and make this argument.

Trump wins again.

James Pethokoukis on China trade reminds me of my doctor pushing statin drugs

As everyone knows, statin drugs for cholesterol inhibit CoQ10 synthesis. So now the doctors push a CoQ10 supplement on you at the same time they push the cholesterol drug.

As George W. Bush famously said, "That doesn't make any sense."

So along comes James Pethokoukis confronted with the study showing how the opening to China trade destroyed many American jobs and lives.

His solution?

An expanded earned income credit, wage subsidies, and other government safety net initiatives to encourage work over retirement.

And relocation assistance to where the jobs are.

Never mind we don't want to move to China, India, Pakistan, Thailand or Indonesia.

Like Keynesians and MDs pushing drugs libertarians can never be proven wrong.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Top ten 2015 online news providers

"Overall, the top 10 publishers -- together owning around 60 news sites -- account for 47% of total online traffic to news content last year, with the next-biggest 140 publishers accounting for most of the other half, SimilarWeb found. ...

" accounted for all of MSN’s traffic, again with 27 billion page views, followed by, with 23 billion;, with 8.8 billion; Drudge Report, accounting for all of Matt Drudge’s traffic at 8.5 billion;, at 6.8 billion;, at 6.9 billion;, with 6.3 billion;, at 6 billion;, at 5.2 billion; and, at 4.3 billion."

More here.

Rupert Murdoch, owner of FOX News and The Wall Street Journal, doesn't care illegals cut in line or about jobless Americans

Rupert Murdoch is working on wife #4
Here in The Wall Street Journal in "Immigration Reform Can't Wait" from June 2014: 

"We need to give those individuals who are already here—after they have passed checks to ensure they are not dangerous criminals—a path to citizenship so they can pay their full taxes, be counted, and become more productive members of our community.

"Next, we need to do away with the cap on H-1B visas, which is arbitrary and results in U.S. companies struggling to find the high-skill workers they need to continue growing."

Trump fires FOX News

h/t tony h.

We're going to find out what John Kasich means by "buried"

Quoted here December 29th:

 “If I get buried in New Hampshire, it’s over.”

Kasich is running on average -19.6 behind Trump in New Hampshire and -0.5 behind Cruz.

Thirty years ago today

Shut up Mark Levin you dummy! Trump has reversed Cruz' lead in Iowa in THREE polls ... count 'em

Donald Trump doesn't need any advice from you, Levin.

At the beginning of January Cruz was ahead in Iowa by 4 in the NBC poll, but now Trump is ahead by 7 in the same.

Cruz was ahead in Iowa by 5 in the Monmouth poll at the beginning of December, but now in the same poll Trump is ahead by 7.

And in the FOX poll Cruz was ahead by 4 at the beginning of January, but Trump is now ahead by 11 in the FOX poll.

Trump obliterates Cruz' lead in Iowa in NBC poll, going from behind by 4 to ahead by 7

Libertarian Megan McArdle is a miserable cretin, a female Henry F. Potter

Libertarian Megan McArdle's got hers, tough nuggies to you if you don't. What a miserable cretin she is.

"Whatever mistakes we made 20 years ago, we’re stuck with them now. ... I’m not stuck with them; I have a stable job, a lovely if somewhat decrepit row home in our nation’s capital, and a marvelously cheap smartphone manufactured in China. It’s someone else who got stuck with the decisions the elites made . . .."

Mr. Potter: [to George Bailey] Look at you. You used to be so cocky. You were going to go out and conquer the world. You once called me "a warped, frustrated, old man"! What are you but a warped, frustrated young man? A miserable little clerk crawling in here on your hands and knees and begging for help. No securities, no stocks, no bonds, nothin' but a miserable little $500 equity in a life insurance policy. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Yesterday Rush Limbaugh told us Trump had to show up for the debate, today . . . not so much

Rush is just as clueless as everyone else.

Here is Rush today, after telling us yesterday Trump had to show up to the debate:

But the rules of the game say when there's a debate, you show up.  Screw the rules, he's saying.  Why should I willingly give them another shot at me in a circumstance they control, why should I do it?  What's the sense in it for me?  I'm leading; I'm running the pack here; why in the world should I put myself in that circumstance?  I've already seen what's gonna happen.

The depths of The Art of the Deal were there yesterday for Rush to plumb, and he didn't, but today he supposedly did all of a sudden? What, Rush read the book last night? Come on now.

Rush is just making it up as he goes, trying to make sense of it all.

But I'll tell you what. This is what Trump is really doing from my perspective as one who voted for Reagan twice.

Trump is already acting like he's the president. Everything he's doing is in the mold of Reagan. He's going straight to the people every night, flying on his jet from venue to venue like a man driven, talking directly to the people, just as Reagan did every week in his press conferences and in his Oval Office addresses. And Trump's skipping the Iowa debate like the Gipper did and going to the people instead.

That is what Trump is all about -- going over everyone's head, especially the press' head, and talking directly to the people.

That was the secret to Reagan's success, and so far it is the secret to Trump's. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Trump sees himself as a continuation of Reagan. Both are liberals and Democrats turned conservatives and Republicans. And Reagan had just as hard a time convincing the established right then as Trump is having now. 

Just look at the reaction of Establishment Republicans. They hate them both, especially the Bushies.

But the people? The people love them.

Trump reverses Cruz' Iowa lead in Monmouth poll, surging 11 points to +7 ahead of Cruz

Just like Obama, Ted Cruz has been megalomaniacal from a young age

Video here:

“Well, other than that, take over the world, world domination, you know, rule everything,” the considerably skinnier Cruz said back then. “Rich, powerful, that sort of stuff.”

Both have been men in a hurry, using election to the Senate as a springboard to the presidency. That's called unseemly ambition, and Obama had it from the age of nine:

In A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother, author Janny Scott tells how young Barack - then known by the westernised abbreviation of 'Barry' - was pushed by his mother to reach for the sky right from the start. ... His mother's ambition was clearly not lost on the future U.S. president. When his Indonesian stepfather asked him once what he wanted to be when he grew up, he was probably expecting him to say an airline pilot or an athlete. '"Oh, prime minister', Barry answered,' wrote Ms Scott.

Donald Trump was on to Cruz' character in December when he said:

"I don't think he's qualified to be president," Trump told host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday," adding: "Look at the way he's dealt with the Senate, where he goes in there like a — you know, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. You're never going to get things done that way."

Obama has had very few legislative achievements after seven years, hence the repeated recourse to executive action. Even Obamacare had to be shoved down our throats through legislative gymnastics and without a single Republican vote. It's how such ambition turns out.

Expect the same if Cruz somehow got elected.

FOX's owner, Rupert Murdoch, is an outspoken advocate for mass legalization of illegal immigrants, just like Rubio, Bush, Cruz

We had to wait until Debate 6 for Marco Rubio to get one question about his advocacy of legalization in his Gang of Eight bill when all along Trump's campaign has been centered on opposition to legalization.

The debates arguably have been rigged to avoid the issue because the only one against legalization is Trump and the rest are for it.

Trump is right to move on.

FOX News Corp buys influence too: contributed over $3 million to the Clintons since 1992

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

ABC poll has Cruz gaining at expense of Carson (5) and Rubio (1), Trump down 1 point from previous

To be afraid of Jeb Bush is to be a pansyphobe !!!

h/t Ann Coulter

Michael Savage advised Trump not to show at FOX debate earlier today during an interview on his radio show

The audio is posted here.

Trump campaign says Nyet to FOX debate which Limbaugh said Trump was only goosing for more eyeballs

Trump will lose nothing by not participating.

The last Democrat debate had about 10.2 million viewers, and the last Republican debate about 11.1 million. The shine is off.

The debates have served their purpose for Trump, and so has "conservative" talk radio.

Look for Trump to open up a new front in the campaign without them, except maybe for Michael Savage on whose show Trump appeared today, and maybe Rush's show.

Trump's campaign announced he was "definitely not" participating in the FOX debate, as reported here in WaPo.

Limbaugh predicted otherwise today, here:

Now, let me get a show of hands in there.  I got three people here.  Could have been on the Texas grand jury, for all I know.  How many of you think Trump is going show up at the debate on Fox? 

All three think he's gonna show up.  Exactly.  Exactly right.  This is called hyping the audience.  This is called creating an even larger audience than Fox got when they had their 25 million or 24 million, whatever it was.  There's no question he's gonna show up.  Well, there might be a question.  

New study says trade with China caused severe permanent harm to American workers

From Noah Smith in "Free Trade With China Wasn't Such a Great Idea for the U.S." for BloombergView, who says the public has been exactly right about the consequences of trade with China:

The study shows that increased trade with China caused severe and permanent harm to many American workers:

Adjustment in local labor markets is remarkably slow, with wages and labor-force participation rates remaining depressed and unemployment rates remaining elevated for at least a full decade after the China trade shock commences. Exposed workers experience greater job churning and reduced lifetime income. At the national level, employment has fallen in U.S. industries more exposed to import competition...but offsetting employment gains in other industries have yet to materialize.

... [T]he public might have been wrong about free trade in the 1980s and 1990s, but things have changed. Popular opinion seems to be exactly right about the effect of trade with China -- it has killed jobs and damaged the lives of many, many Americans. Economists may blithely declare that free trade is wonderful, but our best researchers have now shown that public misgivings about these smooth assurances have been completely justified.

This election season remember Mark Levin isn't a Reaganite but a Bush preemptive war advocate

As recalled here:

Lesson not learned, Levin writes approvingly [in Liberty and Tyranny] of what, by all rights, should be the most discredited part of the Bush doctrine:

[A] defensive foreign policy does not exclude the necessity of preemptive action… there are occasions when America has suffered grievously, including on 9/11, for failing to act preemptively.

Obama's poor make an emotional appearance at Iowa Democrat town hall, woman speaks of her shame

From the story here:

SANDERS: I want to hear what it is like if people, know people or themselves, what is it like to live on $12,000 a year, $10,000 a year on Social Security. We’ve got a mic right here? OK. Hold that mic close to you, please.

WOMAN: I’ve been living on probably less than that for a long time, because of disabilities. (Crying) It’s so hard to do anything to pay your bills. You’re ashamed all the time… When you can’t buy presents for your children, it’s really, really, really hard. And I worked 3, 4, 5 jobs sometimes, always minimum wage. I have a degree. I’m divorced, and it’s just, I’m waiting for disability to come through, so my parents have to support me.

Believe it or not, pick any level in $5,000 increments all the way up the income ladder starting at zero and you will see that there is a smaller percentage of Americans making that income in 2014 than in 2007 at every single one, with just a very few exceptions starting after the 99.992 percentile where fewer than 15,000 Americans fight over incomes over $4 million per year. The percentage of people making any given income is smaller in 2014 than in 2007 with the exception of the very highest earners.

Everything has shrunk under Barack Obama, except his ego.

We all have something to be ashamed about, not just the poor. 

Boston Herald poll has Trump surging 7 points in New Hampshire since December 17th, lead up by 35%

Trump climbs 2 points to 41% in latest CNN poll, Cruz climbs 1 point, Rubio drops 2, Carson plunges 4

Quinnipiac poll shows no change for Trump and Cruz in Iowa January 10-24, post-Palin endorsement

Laugh of the day: Tom DeLay says Donald Trump is a novice who needs to learn from first term novices Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

'Is Donald Trump a "novice" Christian and "novice" conservative? "Know those who labor among you," says First Thessalonians 5:12. Do evangelical and Catholic Christians, along with conservatives in general really know Donald Trump? ... Trump would do well to learn from Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and other candidates who speak evangelical Christianity with fluent ease because they really do have God deep in their lives, and not just as a political facade.'

Memo to DeLay: Trump is a mainstream Presbyterian, not an evangelical, who incidentally has dominated the race since he entered it while the novices from the Senate lag far behind him.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hillary tells the voters to finish their shopping, but she's the empty you have to return to the store

Larry Kudlow to decide by the end of February whether to run against Senator Blumenthal in Connecticut

The Connecticut Mirror reports here:

For now, Kudlow is coy about his plans, saying he’ll “put out [his announcement] by the end of February.”

“It’s a complicated process,” he said. “There are a lot of issues involved." He and his wife Judith, he said, "are consulting a lot of people.”

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Joni Ernst non-endorses endorses Marco Rubio

Joni obviously wants to bask in some of that love The Des Moines Register just showered on Rubio by endorsing him.


Watch out for Obama recess appointments: Congress not in session until February 1 due to winter storm

Story here.

Trump surges in IOWA in the last two weeks in the FOX poll, Mr. Hannity: from Cruz +4 to Trump +11

Trump has surged in Iowa at the expense of Cruz (4), Rubio (3), Carson (2) and Bush (3)

Latest FOX poll in New Hampshire shows little movement, Trump remains solidly in first: No "surge" for Kasich Mr. Hannity

In New Hampshire Trump's lead in the FOX poll has fallen by just 1 point in the last two weeks

Harvard Lawyer: So the Oath of Office doesn't just roll off the lips of Mr. Constitution, Senator Ted Cruz

“What is the oath of office that you have to take?” Beck asked Cruz after the Texas Senator joined him on stage after Beck’s more-than-half-hour-long speech endorsing Cruz. ...

“I pledge to honor and defend the Constitution of the United States of America,” Cruz replied.

More here.

Friday, January 22, 2016

The new way to avoid the future draft

Just get one of these.

Story here.

Donald Trump: Sam Francis' revenge

Michael Brendan Dougherty here.  Sam Francis here.

"Capitalism is notorious for demanding cheap labor to undercut the cost of native workers." -- Sam Francis

Hannity's political correctness is showing: Kasich is TANKING in New Hampshire, not surging

Kasich just went from 20% to 6% in the latest poll in New Hampshire. That's surging . . . down the toilet.

Trump's attacks on Cruz in December struck Rush Limbaugh as "Democrat", but we had narry a word today criticizing National Review's cooperation with Politico against Trump

Here was Limbaugh in mid-December:

'But even people who are not particularly aligned with Cruz on the right have gotta be curious about this because this is no different than what the media would say about Ted Cruz.  This is no different than what the Democrat Party would say.  I mean, this is what the Republican establishment would say, for crying out loud.  I mean, this is akin to saying, "I'm the guy who can cross the aisle and work with the other side."  That hasn't been the way Trump has come off up 'til now.  He's not positioned that way.'

National Review provided its anti-Trump issue in advance to Politico, for whom Rich Lowry has written a regular column for many years.

So who's crossing the aisle now to work with the opposition? Who's adopting the methods of the left?

Remember Republican Lowell Weicker losing to Democrat Joe Lieberman in 1988 because of National Review's overt support of Lieberman?

Remember Jeffrey Hart et al. voting for Obama?

Pat Buchanan and Phyllis Schlafly have both joined Laura Ingraham on her show so far today addressing the excommunication of Donald Trump by National Review

Phyllis Schlafly said she's never recognized National Review's authority on conservatism.

She pointed out that the magazine was never any help in her long battle to stop the Equal Rights Amendment.

And she also pointed out that William F. Buckley Jr. was for giving the Panama Canal to Panama, which most conservatives of the time opposed

Alt Right Edward from New York Explains Donald Trump to Rush Limbaugh

From yesterday's transcript here:

CALLER:  Hey, Rush.  Longtime listener, first-time caller.  I'm in my twenties, and I am a Trump supporter, and I guess I'm also a member of what people are calling the alt right.  And I just wanted to, like, explain for maybe a lot of your listeners why Donald Trump is so popular, despite the consternation of many in the conservative movement and the Republican Party.  And just really simply, the Democrat Party for the past half century has been openly the party of the fringes, right?  The party of disaffected minority voters, black, Mexican immigrants, single women, feminists, all these things, homosexuals in the past, you know, ten years.  And the Republican Party, whether it wants to admit this or not, has become the de facto party of white men.  The only meaningful difference, though, is that the Republican Party is not allowed to appeal to its own constituency, while the Democrat Party obviously does nothing but appeal to its own constituents.  So when you look at the political scene in America like this, Donald Trump not only becomes understandable, but he kind of becomes inevitable.

Trump gets 2.5 times the circulation of NR in Drudge Super Poll same day magazine launches anti-Trump issue

National Review's 2012 circulation was reportedly 166,755.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The urgency of his ambition startled party brass

So say Bob Costa, et al., here.

Donald Trump has paid his dues, Ted Cruz has not.

National Review commits utter treason, joins the left to stop Trump, cooperating with POLITICO to do it

From the story here:

'“This is the time to mobilize,” said National Review editor Rich Lowry, who is also a weekly opinion columnist at POLITICO. “The establishment is AWOL, or even worse, so it’s up to people who really believe in these ideas and principles, for whom they’re not just talking points or positions of convenience, to set out the marker.” ... Lowry was slated to go on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News program Thursday night to promote the anti-Trump package. National Review plans to begin posting the essays and editorial, which were provided in advance to POLITICO, on Friday. While National Review ran an anti-Newt Gingrich cover and editorial in 2012, Lowry said, “I don’t think we’ve ever done something like this,” summoning a cross-section of conservative leaders to try to dislodge a GOP frontrunner.'

National Review has famously attacked its own in the past, from the John Birch Society to Joseph Sobran, Pat Buchanan and John Derbyshire, among others over the years. But this takes the cake. Trump doesn't even pretend to be an intellectual with ideas, but the fanatics are going to excommunicate him anyway.

It's a very sad day for those of us old enough to remember how the editorial pages of National Review were like water to men wandering in the desert. The magazine now drinks the full measure of the wrath of God.

So, it was Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who first brought the Muslim Somalis, and incredible discord, to the state

Good thing the Bush partisan bombed in his run for the presidency.

From the story here:

'The first wave of refugees came to St. Cloud at the beckoning of Gov. Tim Pawlenty, bound for the meatpacking factories peppering the Mississippi riverbank. Their willingness to do arduous work for little pay led to friction with the unions. ... The city nicknamed "White Cloud" became 10 percent Somali. And that seemed to be the threshold where the welcome signs came down.'

Pawlenty famously bailed as national co-chair of the Mitt Romney campaign in September of 2012 after one year of service to accept a lobbying position with the Financial Services Roundtable, which hands out the dough to Congressional Republicans and Democrats alike. Romney reportedly paid off $400,000 of Pawlenty's presidential campaign debts.

Mark Levin is a joke: Trump would be doing better in Iowa if he'd listened to me, he says tonight

Trump is +11 over Cruz in IOWA in today's CNN poll!

Looks like The Donald doesn't need any advice from Mark Levin.

Trump surges in New Hampshire to +20 for third time this month in CNN poll, Mark Levin tonight thinks the news is about himself

CNN poll shows Trump surging to +11 over Cruz in Iowa, but the sample is pretty small

Flashback: Ted Cruz joined Glenn Beck at the border passing out the soccer balls and teddy bears to the illegal immigrants

From the story here in the summer of 2014:

'Beck said even if his actions entice more parents in Central America to send their children on the harrowing and sometimes deadly journey to America, it was never his “intent” to do so.'

Phyllis Schlafly's endorsement of Donald Trump turned more heads in Iowa than Sarah Palin's

From the story here:

'[Steve Scheffler, veteran Iowa political organizer] said that it was the support for Trump from 91-year-old conservative organizer Phyllis Schlafly that is “the one that has kind of turned some heads.”'

David Frum thinks Sarah Palin will be important for Trump in Iowa: they're kind of made of the same stuff

"Endorsements are usually said not to matter much in today’s politics—but if any endorsement in any contest ever can matter, Palin’s endorsement in the Republican Iowa caucuses will. ... In the contrast between Cruz’s support and Trump’s, one sees something truly new and disrupting—a battle between those for whom conservatism is an ideology, and those for whom conservatism is an identity. Since Donald Trump entered the race, one opponent after another has attacked him as not a real conservative. They’ve been right, too! And the same could have been said about Sarah Palin in 2008. Palin knew little and cared less about most of the issues that excited conservative activists and media." 

24% of Republicans not sure Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen, 12% sure he isn't, in latest Monmouth University poll

View the poll here.

Trump's ahead in Iowa in five of the last seven polls

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Right back at ya: Norman Lear has been giving America the finger his entire life

And at 93 he still is flipping-off America: "I care for her", he says of Hillary.

Well of course you do.

First term senators shouldn't even be running for president: Rand Paul (2010), Marco Rubio (2010) and Ted Cruz (2012)

Elected to the US Senate in 2004
"For six years, Republicans have said the nation made a mistake electing a one term Senator the President of the United States. Why should you, a one term Senator, be the GOP’s nominee?" 

-- Erick Erickson, here

Republican dickhead Rick Wilson calls Trump supporters a bunch of wankers

Takes one to know one.

Story here.

Best line from the comments section:

"If I had a head like his, I'd have it circumcised."

Wilson got his start working for G. H. W. Bush and Lee Atwater.

Trump in first by +19 ahead of Cruz in latest Monmouth poll

Palin endorsing Trump = Graham endorsing Bush

Just sayin'.