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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul Ryan Says Obama’s Hits on Trump “Degrades the Presidency,” but Defends Haley

There is no love lost between Paul Ryan and me, but not everything about this interview was bad. In fact, while disagreeing with Trump, he explained one aspect of his rise quite well. “I think people are really nervous. I think people are really anxious. And that’s because they believe that the country as they know it, this American idea — the condition of your birth doesn’t determine the outcome of your life  … so many people are worried that’s leaving us. “People are going to say, I Read more […]

This Is How Intensely Trump Is Trying to Win

In my opinion the news media is covering this wrong. Newser.com summarizes: While other candidates have made Iowa their home away from home, spending the night in hotels and motels before America’s first caucus, Donald Trump has taken a different approach. Trump flies home to Manhattan in one of his private planes or copters so he can snooze in his own bed in Trump Tower every night, reports Reuters. For instance, Trump attended eight campaign events in Iowa in November and December, and he hightailed Read more […]

Donald Trump Says Merry Christmas

I don’t know how sincere Donald Trump is being when he says this kind of thing, but the point is he says it: From the CNS News blog: “Trump: ‘We Are Going to Start Saying Merry Christmas Again … That’s The Way It Should Be’” Real estate mogul and best-selling author Donald Trump, echoing remarks he made in September about the importance of saying “Merry Christmas,” told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that when you go to stores today, you rarely see the word “Christmas,” Read more […]

Donald Trump Demands Apology from Hillary Clinton

According to The Wall Street Journal, The crossfire between the two leading presidential candidates intensified Monday, as Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign stood by her claim that Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s rhetoric is being used as propaganda by terrorist groups, though there is no evidence Islamic State has put him in videos. Mrs. Clinton said in Saturday’s Democratic debate that Mr. Trump “is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter,” and that he was being used in videos. Mr. Read more […]

Trump’s Appeal Is Actually Underestimated

This report must have made Neocons and Establishment Republicans even more unhappy. It is from the L.A. Times: “Polls may actually underestimate Trump’s support, study finds.” The analysis, by Morning Consult, a polling and market research company, looked at an odd occurrence that has cropped up repeatedly this year: Trump generally has done better in online polls than in surveys done by phone. The firm conducted an experiment aimed at understanding why that happens and which polls are more accurate Read more […]