Why Did Ted Cruz Flip-Flop on Edward Snowden?

I have felt that Ted Cruz has been shifting his positions lately but I didn’t have concrete details about it until I saw Ben Swan’s video. Please watch it if you have time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VlL33JBb0s Swan is absolutely correct about Edward Snowden’s role in legislation. Snowden empowered Congress to deal (however weakly) with NSA surveillance because, until he blew the whistle, Congress was kept ignorant of it. Edward Snowden is a hero and Ted Cruz’s earlier statements Read more […]

RNC Punishes the National Review for Attacking Donald Trump

You have probably heard of The National Review’s issue devoted to attacking Donald Trump. Even if you are in favor of attacking Trump, the National Review has a history of attacking Patrick Buchanan, Ron Paul, and others. And we all know they would have happily ordered us to support Jeb Bush. The Republican National Committee has “disinvited” the National Review from the next debate.  Politico reports, National Review agreed to partner with NBC for the Republican debate scheduled for Read more […]

I’ve Got to Admit This Bernie Sanders Ad is Brilliant!

It’s got Simon and Garfunkel, people cheering, and a child carrying a calf. Most importantly, the entire video is devoid of any intellectual content. It is thus irrefutable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nwRiuh1Cug By carefully bypassing rational thought, Bernie Sanders definitely plays to his strengths. The man who insists he is not a career politician after 25 years in Congress would be wise to avoid logic altogether. One might deduce a couple of implied arguments: 1. Bernie Sanders Read more […]

Bob Dole Would Prefer Donald Trump to Ted Cruz

Donald Trump has obviously benefitted from an anti-politician feeling among Americans. He is perceived as the heroic outsider and the ultimate anti-establishment candidate. Establishment mouthpieces have claimed that he is an existential threat to the Republican Establishment. But maybe Ted Cruz is the anti-establishment President despite a history in government and his status as a Senator. Even Donald Trump seems to affirm that Cruz is more of an outsider by saying that everybody hates him and Read more […]

Donald Trump Bribes Iowa Voters with Ethanol

Sarah Palin, in her deeply misguided endorsement of Donald Trump, said that “crony capitalists” want “bloated budgets” to “suck off them.” But Trump has shown that the Iowa people are all crony capitalists feeding off bloated budgets. From the Hill: Donald Trump said Tuesday that federal regulators should increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. Speaking at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Trump, a real estate mogul and the Read more […]

Donald Trump Represents “the Middle Finger segment of the American Electorate”

At the 1:24 mark, Dennis Goldford of Drake University says it in the AP report below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CMUOlLTXNo I was enraged that Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump ahead of the primaries. But there was one paragraph in her speech that really expressed Trump’s appeal. It is a little bit choppy but it is mostly understandable: Trump’s candidacy, it has exposed not just that tragic ramifications of that betrayal of the transformation of our country, but too, he has exposed Read more […]

If Bernie Sanders Will Bring Gridlock Maybe He’d Be Better than Hillary Clinton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOxc0ly-ftg Make no mistake, I think both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders would be horrible Presidents. I’m not suggesting that conservatives do anything for or against one or the other except try to make sure both are defeated. But in the video above it is interesting to see why Hillary Clinton opposes Bernie Sanders and his universal healthcare plan. Not because it is harmful, unjust, and based on delusion. No. The only problem is that it will never happen. Read more […]

The Senate Doesn’t Hate Ted Cruz because of His Personality, but His Politics

Maybe “hate” is too strong a word. The issue was raised by Donald Trump and the Washington Times ran a story about it. Donald Trump’s claim that Sen. Ted Cruz is “nasty” and “everybody hates” him in Washington isn’t ringing true with his Senate colleagues, who say he’s a passionate legislator — though they haven’t rushed to embrace the Texan, either. So Trump says they hate Ted Cruz. The thing to keep in mind is that the Washington Times attempts to serve a conservative, Read more […]

New York Values Are OK because Terrorist Attack

The way people, even conservatives, are piling on Ted Cruz for questioning “New York values” is delusional. Newser.com tells us, Ted Cruz is eliciting particularly strong reaction this week—especially from people in the Empire State. In a Tuesday radio interview, Cruz railed against Donald Trump, saying the businessman “embodies New York values,” BuzzFeed reports. Cruz followed up on Fox News, telling Megyn Kelly, per the Washington Post: “The rest of the country knows exactly what New York values Read more […]

Dems Love Nikki Haley’s Speech

The White House seems to be crushing on the Governor of South Carolina because of her speech. From The Hill: “White House heaps praise on Haley after SOTU response.” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) response to President Obama’s State of the Union address won her praise from the very place she was tasked with criticizing: the White House.  “I have a lot of admiration for the governor,” White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told reporters at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Read more […]

Chris Christie and the Takeover of Atlantic City

Here’s a campaign video claiming that Chris Christie is at least partly responsible for New Jersey’s alleged economic revival: I’m sure Chris Christie did some good things. As someone who was ambitious for higher office, he would be motivated to provide a legacy in New Jersey. Nevertheless, his record is mixed. Bloomberg reports, After almost five years of piecemeal efforts to fix Atlantic City, New Jersey’s distressed seaside resort faces more drastic measures: the end of its casino Read more […]

Nikki Haley Admits It; She was Attacking Republicans Attracted to Trump

The country is lit up w/ a populist fever & the GOP responds by digging in, criticizing the GOP candidates dominating polls?! NOT SMART. — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 13, 2016 I think Laura Ingraham’s comment about Nikki Haley’s response to the State of the Union speech was quite astute. Haley simply brushes it off in her interview on The Today Show: Haley angered some conservative pundits with her response to Obama’s address by seemingly saving her sharpest Read more […]