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  • Coup? Reince Priebus reportedly calling state delegations, asking how many want to dump Trump

    06/18/2016 9:23:27 AM PDT · by The people have spoken · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Allahpundit
    Man, between this and the fact that an anti-Trumper was just put in charge of the Rules Committee, if you thought the relationship between Team Trump and the RNC was strained before, you ain’t seen nothing yet. There’s no claim here, please note, that Priebus is encouraging the dump-Trumpers. If he thinks a coup against Trump would shatter the party and sink any replacement nominee, he might actually be trying to head off the effort.
  • Video: Yes, Ted Cruz just put out what looks like a presidential campaign ad

    03/28/2014 1:32:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, you can thank Ben Howe for producing this. Is it a presidential campaign teaser? The last line, borrowing Obama’s campaign slogan from 2008, seems freighted with extra significance. I’d never seen something like this from Cruz before either. At first blush, I thought maybe it was his way of stealing a little thunder from Rand Paul’s overt presidential maneuvering lately. Here’s Cruz reminding conservatives that Rand won’t be the only game in town next year.But after looking through his campaign YouTube account, I realize I’m wrong. Cruz has released at least two ads similar to this one...
  • Rush: The leftist attack on Trump fans in San Jose is anti-American — and it’ll backfire

    06/03/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, right on both counts. It wasn’t so much an anti-Trump riot, Limbaugh notes, as an anti-Trump-supporter riot “since they are really violently protesting … American citizens exercising their constitutional right to express their political opinion.” Indeed. Anti-American, straight up. And the more violence there is aimed at Trump and his fans, especially by people waving Mexican flags, the more swing voters will conclude that an authoritarian whose centerpiece proposal involves a border wall might be just what the doctor ordered after all. He’s also right that some well-known lefties were quick to denounce the riot last...
  • Trump: I’ll reduce the national debt by getting creditors to accept less

    05/06/2016 1:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    <p>Reminds me of something Mike Murphy said about Trump in the aftermath of Jeb’s collapse. The logic in favor of nominating another Bush was always, er, complicated, but the logic against nominating a loose cannon is straightforward.</p> <p>I’ll bet even Murphy didn’t think Trump would advertise the possibility that America’s creditors might not receive payment in full in a Trump administration. Choose your own preferred term for what he’s recommending here — renegotiation, bankruptcy, default.</p>
  • Should Cruz pick his VP this week? (Get Blown Out Tomorrow; ICarly Fiorina For VP)

    04/25/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 120 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2:01 pm on April 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    The idea was floated over the weekend by Jon Karl on ABC, as you’ll see below, and started some conservative tweeters chattering. I think there’s more upside to it than downside, but there are downsides. Cruz needs media oxygen in the next week, a way to have the story not just be Trump's NE sweep. Not a lot of ways to get that.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Picking a running mate now could limit his dealmaking options at the convention. But first you gotta get to the convention.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) April 25, 2016 Cruz is going to...
  • Trump revisits North Carolina bathroom law for transgenders: Let the states decide

    04/22/2016 1:10:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2016 | AllahPundit
    Since the debate over what he said yesterday is still raging, it’s only fair that you get to hear his latest comment about it. Skip to 8:35 of the clip below from last night’s interview on Trump TV.His response to Hannity’s question about North Carolina is a dodge but it’s a dodge with a conservative pedigree. If you’re a Republican who’s been put on the spot about a hot-button social issue, you can’t go wrong saying, “Leave it to the states.” Even righties who disagree with you on the merits will tip their caps at your nod to federalism....
  • Hmmm: Trump under 50% in poll of New York for first time this month

    04/15/2016 10:42:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via Red State, not a huge deal but worth flagging in case there’s another poll this weekend showing his numbers dipping a bit in New York on the eve of the primary. That would suggest a trend, and that would be a big deal given what’s at stake. To be clear: Trump’s going to romp in NY on Tuesday night, winning by 25 points or better, and will pick up something like 75 delegates even in a worst-case scenario. But since his path to 1,237 is so difficult, it matters a lot whether he ends up with 75 in New...
  • Pat Buchanan: Let’s face it, a Trump/Cruz ticket would set the country on fire

    04/08/2016 7:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2016 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, the key bit below starts at 6:30. When he says “set the country on fire,” does he mean people literally setting things on fire in rage over how much they hate a Trump/Cruz ticket? Because I can sort of see that. Trump’s numbers are flaming garbage, as you know, but check out Cruz’s numbers from the same poll:What should we call that? Smoldering garbage? I’m a Cruz backer but I’m also under no illusion about how popular he is and isn’t among the general electorate. (Although the AP data here is from a poll of adults, not...
  • Glenn Beck: I’ll drop Ted Cruz like a hot potato if these affair allegations are true

    03/28/2016 1:39:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via RCP. My headline’s misleading, as I’ll explain in a sec, but it does capture the newsiest soundbite from this clip. Standard operating procedure when a politician’s caught in a sex scandal is for his close allies to rally around him. It was a regrettable lapse, he has much to atone for, but we all make mistakes and in the end it’s a private matter — you know how the script goes. Beck’s having none of that. If Cruz is guilty of what the National Enquirer’s accused him of, he says, I’m done. I heard that sentiment repeatedly from Cruz...
  • Ted Cruz: Let's Face it, Neocons Like Marco Rubio Share Some of the Blame for Benghazi

    12/01/2015 3:16:41 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/1/2015 | Allahpundit
     Rubio wanted a fight with Cruz over national security. Well, he's got one. Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast. "Senator Rubio emphatically supported Hillary Clinton in toppling [Muammar] Qaddafi in Libya. I think that made no sense," Cruz told Bloomberg Politics in a wide-ranging and exclusive interview during a campaign swing through Iowa. He argued that the 2011 bombings that toppled the Libyan leader didn’t help the fight against terrorists. "Qaddafi was a bad man, he had a horrible human rights record. And yet, he had become a significant ally in fighting...
  • Report: Tom Coburn tells allies he’s open to leading a conservative third-party challenge to Trump

    03/21/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2016 | AllahPundit
    The best line from any Trump stump speech this year is “Everyone wants Washington to change, and that means changing everyone in Washington.” No, wait — I’m mixed up. Trump didn’t say that. It was Tom Coburn, announcing his retirement from the Senate, who did. Coburn was raging against a corrupt establishment in D.C. back when Trump was still firing people on “The Apprentice.” Such was his despair at what he encountered in the capital that he spent the last few years calling for a convention of the states to fix Washington. He’s a perfect choice in many ways for...
  • RNC spokesman: The party will rally around Trump if he’s the nominee “100 percent”

    03/18/2016 9:29:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/18/2016 | AllahPundit
    Yeah, as much as we’re all enjoying these fantasy scenarios in which the RNC wrests the nomination from Trump through some procedural chicanery and banishes him to the island of third-party losers, I think in the end they’ll convince themselves that they can ride the tiger. Crown Trump as the duly elected nominee once he has a majority of delegates, be good soldiers for him in the general election, and if he loses as badly as the smart set thinks he will, cross your fingers and hope that some of your new nationalist voters will stick around for the...
  • Oh my: Mitt Romney to deliver “major speech” on 2016 race tomorrow (Allahpundit Gearing up)

    03/02/2016 11:05:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2016 | Allahpundit
    You guys thought my previous 8,000 posts speculating about a “Romney 2016” campaign were just an elaborate goof, huh? As Bruce Campbell said to his severed hand in “Evil Dead II,” who’s laughing now?
  • Exclusive: Rep. Scott Rigell tells VA Republicans, #NeverTrump

    03/01/2016 11:30:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    An Open Letter to Virginia Republicans: Trump Victory Catastrophic for our Republican Party Never before have I grabbed a word like catastrophic to make a political point. It's like pulling a fire alarm; if you do it, there had better be a fire. There is a fire and it's raging within our Republican party. I am convinced that if Donald Trump becomes our nominee, the harm done to our party would be nothing short of catastrophic. I reject Trump as our nominee based on his judgment, temperament and character, all of which point to a reckless, embarrassing and ultimately dangerous...
  • Ben Sasse on not voting for Trump: “This is in some ways an 1860 moment”

    03/01/2016 10:31:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I'm starting to think this guy might not vote for Trump. Skip to 8:50 of the clip below for the interview. You already know where he stands on Trump if you read his Facebook post this morning, but the video's worth watching for a few reasons. One: Although Sasse acknowledges that Super Tuesday and March 15th will be "significant" in deciding the nominee, the unmistakable sense here is that it's going to be Trump and conservatives need to begin preparing for that reality. Is that a fair conclusion to draw? Given this AP report of early voting in Florida, I'm...
  • Gingrich scolds anti-Trumpers:

    03/01/2016 5:12:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 1, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Said this before, but given his role in the 1994 conservative revival in Congress, the eventual Gingrich endorsement of Trump will cause the right much, much more grief than tough-guy opportunist Chris Christie’s has. He blamed Marco Rubio for some of that mudslinging, saying the Florida senator’s personal attacks on Trump after last Thursday’s debate may have backfired. “I suspect it hurt Rubio,” Gingrich says. “Rubio’s not an attack dog. Chris Christie’s an attack dog. Christie knows how to do that, Rubio doesn’t. And Rubio ends up, I think, looking silly.”Gingrich also chided Republicans suggesting they won’t get behind Trump...
  • Here we go: Huckabee’s daughter to join Trump’s campaign as a senior advisor

    02/25/2016 6:27:25 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | February 25,2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I wonder if any surprise guests will show up to endorse him. I have great respect for Governor Mike Huckabee and we have a mutual admiration for our wonderful families. It is great to have his daughter, Sarah, join the campaign, Trump said in a statement. What makes Mr. Trump my choice for president is he will break the grip of the donor class on our government and make it accountable to working families again, said [Sarah Huckabee] Sanders, who is joining Trumps team as a senior advisor. Huckabee endorsing Trump now makes sense. He was probably torn between Trump,...
  • Video: Rubio mocks Trump’s stupid tweets, wonders if he wet his pants last night

    02/26/2016 10:51:13 AM PST · by JRochelle · 121 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 02/26/2016 | Allahpundit
    So here’s Rubio ditching Cruz’s approach and trying a new one-two punch: Trump is a con artist who exploits the little guy, whatever he may say on the stump, and also he’s a giant douche. Anti-Trumpers are in raptures on Twitter over this clip, watching Rubio take it to the bully with pure gleeful scorn, and I’m not immune to it. It’s pure catharsis after a month of setbacks, a surprise rout by an army that’s been in what feels like perpetual retreat. (It’s surprisingly funny in parts too. “How do you bankrupt a casino?” made me laugh.) And Rubio’s...
  • Rubio: It’s not true that Mitt Romney is set to endorse me

    02/21/2016 12:10:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/21/2016 | Allahpundit
    Nevada, a state with a large Mormon minority, caucuses in a little more than 48 hours. If not now, when? In a major development in the Republican presidential race, 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will endorse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for president, The Huffington Post has learned from two Republican sources.Details of Romney’s endorsement were still being worked out as of Sunday morning. The sources said that the former Massachusetts governor had been eager to provide his backing to Rubio for days but had hesitated, due to his respect for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who suspended his...
  • Barbara Boxer, a day after the San Bernardino massacre:

    12/03/2015 7:33:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, the first rule of politics in action: When you’ve got a big “success” on your hands, you’ve gotta tout it. Is it true, as she says, that gun violence is way down in California since they started passing more gun-grabbing laws? Sure. It’s also down in states that haven’t passed such laws. Gun violence has been dropping across America for 20 years now, although the decline has leveled off a bit over the last few years (possibly due to more suicides over economic despair). Here’s a stat I’ve seen before but which boggles my mind even...
  • Carly Fiorina: I’m out

    02/10/2016 1:16:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | AllahPundit
    It’s a distant memory now but in the last two weeks of September, after her celebrated attack on Trump at the second Republican debate, she was in double digits nationally and in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina. Then everyone just … moved on and she was a low single-digits candidate the rest of the way. Even now, I’m not sure what she did to fade so quickly and durably. I suppose it was a simple matter of her being outraised and outspent and then suffocated by Trump’s total domination of earned media.Of all the dark-horse candidates who’ve run in...
  • Why Ted Cruz Is Disliked Within the Beltway

    02/10/2016 11:19:31 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 59 replies
    Moon Battery ^ | 2/10/2016 | MB
    Donald Trump is unelectable because he is disliked by a large majority of the American population. In contrast, The biggest attack on Ted Cruz lodged by his detractors is that he is loathed inside Washington, especially in the Senate. We know why Trump is disliked by the American public: he is a shallow, unprincipled, insincere, obnoxious, egomaniacal jackass. Here is an example of why Cruz is disliked by Beltway pols: Despite being embroiled in the heat of the most important weeks of this presidential campaign, Cruz sent word to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he was placing a hold...
  • Ted Cruz just might be the biggest winner of the N.H. GOP primary in the long run

    02/10/2016 11:21:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016
    New Hampshire shows that numbers do not tell the whole story. Ted Cruz came in third in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary there, but is considered by many to be the true winner for what it implies to the party and those still trying to decide whom in the party to support. The Texas senator, whose campaign has stressed ultra-conservative positions on such things as abortion, same-sex marriage, immigration and foreign policy, was expected to do well in Iowa - a rural state where such themes play well, given its large evangelical community. Cruz was the top vote-getter there. But in...
  • Why Ted Cruz is now the Republican front-runner

    02/09/2016 10:43:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 239 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 9, 2015 | Philip Klein
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Donald Trump may have come out of New Hampshire with the victory, but Sen. Ted Cruz has emerged as the Republican front-runner. Though Trump's victory in New Hampshire was no doubt impressive, the electorate of independent voters and super high turnout was tailor-made for him, whereas Cruz didn't put substantial effort into winning the state - where very conservative candidates don't typically do as well. He is currently in position to win third here, with votes still outstanding. As the race moves to South Carolina, however, Cruz has a ground game in place and the electorate is...
  • Is Cruz the frontrunner now?

    02/10/2016 12:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Yep, says Philip Klein. I hope he's right, but I'm not sure the takeaway from a blowout win for Trump in New Hampshire is that it's now Ted Cruz's race to lose. Though Trump's victory in New Hampshire was no doubt impressive, the electorate of independent voters and super high turnout was tailor-made for him, whereas Cruz didn't put substantial effort into winning the state -- where very conservative candidates don't typically do as well. He is currently in position to win third here, with votes still outstanding. As the race moves to South Carolina, however, Cruz has a ground...
  • Rush Limbaugh defends Rubio’s debate answer: He’s absolutely right about Obama

    02/08/2016 12:40:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | AllahPundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, that’s the second time in a week that Rush has given Rubio a vote of confidence at a moment when the rest of the field (Ted Cruz very much included) is desperate to blow him up. That feels strange after so many months of Limbaugh mainstreaming Trump on the right — as I said in last week’s post, it’s hard to be pro-Trump and pro-Rubio — but it makes sense strategically. If Rubio collapses, conservatives are left with Cruz and … that’s pretty much it, given that the other remaining survivors in the field are...
  • Shock PPP national poll: Trump 25, Cruz 21, Rubio 21

    02/04/2016 9:08:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    Cruz’s numbers here aren’t a shock — he’s been in the high teens and low twenties for awhile — but Trump hasn’t dipped as low as 25 percent in a national poll since November and Rubio hasn’t seen a number as high as 21 percent since … ever. That makes some righty poll-watchers nervous since PPP’s credibility has been attacked in the past. Not only are they liberal, they were the subject of a famous critique of their methodology by Nate Cohn in TNR a few years ago. If you’re looking to throw out this result, which no other...
  • Trump lands the Scott Brown endorsement

    02/02/2016 2:34:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/02/2016 | AllahPundit
    Man. Lotta 2010-vintage tea-party heroes are climbing aboard the Trump train these days, huh? First Palin, now this. Presumably Trump’s holding the Joe the Plumber endorsement in reserve for just the right moment.This is a decent get for Trump. Brown's move could give Trump a significant boost, one day after the mogul lost the Iowa caucuses to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Although Brown was defeated in his senatorial bid here, he has been popular GOP figure in New England ever since his stunning, come-from-behind victory in Massachusetts's special election to fill the Senate seat in 2010.Brown is also...
  • Polls: Fiorina even with Trump in presidential race at 22% among debate watchers

    09/17/2015 1:38:54 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 266 replies
    HotAir ^ | 09/17/2015 | Jeremy (Allahpundit)
    Even so, if I’m not mistaken, these are the first two polls anywhere since Trumpmania broke big that don’t show him on top.
  • Ted Cruz: Trump won’t be the nominee and I’ll pick up most of his voters [Truce over?]

    10/09/2015 8:28:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Politico, skip to 12:00 of the clip below for the key bit. Oh, it’s on. Or is it? Normally, a candidate for president claiming that he’s going to peel away his opponents’ supporters and win the nomination would be so banal that it wouldn’t qualify as news. It’s the ultimate “dog bites man” story. Of course Cruz believes this. If he didn’t, why would he be running? But these aren’t normal circumstances. Cruz is the only Republican in the field who has yet to utter a critical or discouraging syllable about Trump, part of his talk-radio-ish strategy not...
  • Dear Trump supporters: PLlase explain/translate this latest Tweet from The Donald.

    02/02/2016 12:37:52 PM PST · by ken5050 · 179 replies
    "I don't believe I have been given any credit by the voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. I will keep doing, but not worth it!" @realDonaldTrump
  • Shep to State Dep’t spox: You guys've basically adopted Cheney’s theory of preventive war now, huh?

    09/24/2014 6:59:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, indeed they have — and this isn’t the first time that point has been made by a reporter to a State Department mouthpiece. Shep is correct in the precision of his terms, too. Although lazy people like me refer to the Bush/Cheney approach as “preemptive” war, preemption really describes a case where you have reason to believe your enemy’s about to land a punch on you. You’re preempting the blow by hitting him first; the imminence of his attack is key. The Bush/Cheney approach vis-a-vis Saddam was really one of preventive war. It wasn’t a matter of Saddam...
  • Look to the governors in 2016 (Not the Senators)

    08/18/2013 9:26:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this week, CNN asked me to write an op-ed on Ted Cruz, and whether he’s a realistic contender for the presidency. My reaction: Of course he is — but probably not in 2016. And for that matter, neither are the Republicans who seem to get the most mention for that position: No one doubts that Cruz has a bright future in the Republican Party, but that doesn’t mean the future is now.Cruz, like Rubio and Rand Paul, have only barely arrived on the national stage and are many years younger than their sell-by date. None of the three has...
  • Fear of flying — Why the iPad 2 isn’t even better

    03/04/2011 8:36:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    I, Cringely ^ | March 3, 2011 | Robert S. Cringely
    A good friend of mine pointed out the money phrase from Steve Jobs at this week’s iPad 2 introduction: “This is worth repeating. It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology is not enough. It’s tech married with the liberal arts and the humanities. Nowhere is that more true than in the post-PC products. Our competitors are looking at this like it’s the next PC market. That is not the right approach to this. These are post-PC devices that need to be easier to use than a PC, more intuitive.” It’s an insightful even brilliant statement that’s 100 percent true. Then why...
  • Great news: Cuba banned Michael Moore documentary for being too rosy about Cuban health care

    12/18/2010 5:36:52 PM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Dec. 17, 2010 | Allahpundit
    No foolin’. So fulsomely slavish to the cause have our progressive icons become that their propaganda now makes even the Castros blush. Keep on rocking, “reality-based community.” Incidentally, this story comes from a Wikileaks document. Second look at Assange? [T]he memo reveals that when the film was shown to a group of Cuban doctors, some became so “disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room”. Castro’s government apparently went on to ban the film because, the leaked cable claims, it “knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular...
  • Allahpundit - Aggregator Extraordinaire?

    10/06/2010 6:32:25 PM PDT · by sussex · 4 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 07/10/10 | the Aged P
    Am I the only one to notice that many other US bloggers on the right will use either contacts or inside information in their posts but AP, though a brilliant wordsmith, often appears to tell us nothing that we couldn’t find out from reading stuff ourselves.
  • PPP poll: Sarah Palin leads GOP field — among Republicans who say they’ve smoked pot

    08/14/2010 8:04:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2010 | AllahPundit
    Who was it, remind me, who was ahead of the curve on this? Who was it who called on her to gently appeal to the legalization crowd weeks before she ended up dropping that mini-bombshell on Napolitano’s show about marijuana laws being overenforced?C’mon. I have, like, three good ideas a year. Give a man some props. Among Republicans who say they’ve smoked Marijuana:Palin 25 Gingrich 22 Huckabee 17 Romney 17 Paul 8Among Republicans who say they have not smoked Marijuana:Huckabee 24 Romney 23 Gingrich 21 Palin 21 Paul 3 The sample size was only, er, 83 people, but even so,...
  • New study: Many highly educated people mistakenly believe they’re left-wing

    07/14/2010 6:54:09 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 14, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Really? The only one I can think of is Mickey Kaus. The study suggests that some people may end up voting for left of centre parties because they hold the mistaken belief that they are left wing… “The most startling result is that the more educated tend to believe that they are more left-wing than they are measured as being,” said Dr Rockey. “That is, well-educated individuals are more likely to think that they are quite left-wing but actually believe things that compared to the rest of the population would make them comparatively right-wing. “The analysis suggests that the cause...
  • New Jan Brewer Ad.

    06/26/2010 6:00:36 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 24 replies
    HotAir ^ | 06/25/10 | Jan Brewer
    Via the Right Scoop, proof positive that Palin’s not the only Republican governor who knows how to spin populist gold out of Obama’s failings. The necessary materials? An extremely popular Arizona immigration law, soon to be challenged by the federal government; freaky deaky reports of parts of the state turning into no man’s land thanks to weak border enforcement; and of course a broken promise by The One to send at least token reinforcements to help out. Weave them all together and voila — you’ve got an incumbent who was struggling three months ago on her way to re-election with...
  • Joe the Plumber: I can’t support Palin if she supports McCain

    02/15/2010 6:25:41 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 144 replies · 2,431+ views
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Where does this fit in the great hierarchy of authenticity politics? Sarahcuda may be the most salt-of-the-earth pol on the American landscape but she’s also an internationally famous celebrity and multimillionaire. Surely a blue-collar Joe who’s been known to fix toilets outranks her. Does that mean she’s now been formally excommunicated from the church of “true conservatism” — as I suspected — or did yesterday’s NASCAR appearance imbue her with some sort of impregnable authenticity forcefield? More importantly, does this mean Meggie Mac was right? Wurzelbacher touched on several different points during his speech, and many of them were surprising....
  • The Real Story Behind Newt And Dede's Breakup

    10/31/2009 1:44:01 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 18 replies · 1,017+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 10/31/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    The shotgun wedding is officially off. You guys will dump on him as a johnny-come-lately, but (a) his support for Scozzafava was always strategic, driven more by stopping the Democrats next year than stopping Hoffman and (b) as her most prominent Republican supporter, this is the most important endorsement Hoffman could have right now aside from Scozzafava’s (or maybe Snowe’s or Collins’s). Yes, it's kind of Allahpundit's job to dampen any news that puts smiles on the faces of hardcore conservatives. Rabid Hot Air readers (like myself) know that's just sort of what he does. I'm not dumping on Newt...
  • PPP poll: Palin’s favorability at 37/55 (Obama leads Palin by wide margin in head-to-head)

    09/27/2009 5:27:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies · 3,453+ views
    Hotair ^ | 9/26/2009 | Allahpundit
    Head-to-head with Obama, she’s steady from last month: He led her 52/38 in August and leads 53/38 now. But her favorables are in the toilet, dropping from 47/45 in July to 40/49 in August to … 37/55. The positive spin for Palin fans, I guess, is that the less the public sees of her, the worse she seems to do, which turns the conventional media wisdom on its head. Now that she’s reemerged to hit the lecture circuit, it’ll be interesting to see if she spikes up in October. Another ominous trend: Her favorability among Republicans was higher last month...
  • 'DNC Suggests Town Hall Protestors are Fringe Birther Mob'

    08/05/2009 7:29:49 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 40 replies · 964+ views
    News Busters ^ | August 5, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    The Democratic National Committee has released a new video to push back against protests happening at town hall meetings across the country, and according to ABC's Jake Tapper, these demonstrators are being depicted as "irrational birthers who want to 'destroy' President Obama."
  • Birthers of a Nation & The Paranoid Style of American Liberalism

    08/05/2009 3:41:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,215+ views
    The National Review ^ | August 5, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think Jamie Kirchik has the politics pretty much exactly right. Eugene Robinson, Joe Conason and E.J. Dionne, in addition to all the politicians and bloggers Jamie mentions, have been pumping the birther story in order to tar Republicans as extremists at precisely the moment their own agenda is being rejected by the American people for it's own extremism. Even the folks at Mother Jones think this is a plausible explanation of the administration's behavior: If the White House thinks the birther movement is hurting the Republican party, they might refrain from doing anything that could cause the GOP to...
  • The Greatest Conspiracy of All (David Weigel in a flop sweat)

    08/05/2009 10:00:12 AM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 869+ views
    Wash. Independent ^ | 8/5/09 | David Weigel
    This thread at the Right Side of Life, keying off of a FreeRepublic.com thread, is actually a pretty useful look at the way facts bounce off of the “birther” community like so many eggs off of a Humvee. David Wiegel (sic) is a regular poster at the Politijab Forum. Actually, no: I joined the site in order to read the threads at that superlative Web forum for “birther”-debunkers. I’ve never posted a comment there. The rest of the argument posits that “Politijab is an astroturf site” because its inbound links come from AOL News, Daily Kos, Topix, and Democratic Underground....
  • Lou Dobbs Jokes with Candy Crowley, "Don't Say 'Birther' - Not on this Broadcast" - Video 8/4/09

    08/05/2009 9:55:29 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 779+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video last night of CNN's Lou Dobbs joking with reporter Candy Crowley after she said the word "birther" on his broadcast as she made the point that the White House is trying to discredit protesters at ObamaCare Town Hall Meetings by saying they are all members of "fringe" groups. After she used the word "birther," Dobbs interrupted saying, "Oh God, don't say 'birther' whatever you do, not on this broadcast." Dobbs has been under fire for reporting on the Obama Birth Certificate controversy, even to the point that some have called for CNN to fire him for doing...
  • Does "King of the World" Need a Birth Certificate?

    08/05/2009 9:00:11 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 15 replies · 1,207+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/5/09 | Judi McLeod & Douglas Hagmann
    Since his arrival at the White House, Barack Obama has been touted as `King of the World’ rather than USA president. As King of the World, does Obama really need born-in-USA status? On the occasion of their president’s 48th birthday yesterday, Americans still don’t know for certain from whence he came, only where he is leading them. There was a mammoth picture of the Birthday Boy on display outside the White House, but no pictures of him pursing his lips to blow out the candles on a birthday cake, which may have served as a reminder that this is a...
  • The New "B" Word -- "Birther"

    08/05/2009 9:09:24 AM PDT · by CMoran325 · 22 replies · 706+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | August 4, 2009 | Colette Moran
    I've never really been called a "Broad" -- but I've been told that once upon a time it was actually a compliment. A Broad could hold her liquor, make a guy laugh, comment about a ballgame... Think Maclaine or Dickinson in the Rat Pack days. I like to think I'm a Broad. (Ok the liquor thing -- not so much anymore. I'm a lightweight now. Practically a teetotaler.)Shirley Maclaine when she was a fun broad -- not a New Age quack.And I've managed seldom to be called a "Witch with a B" -- to my face anyway. I deliberately chose a husband who does not use such...
  • AIM Editor Cliff Kincaid Releases Birth Certificate

    08/05/2009 5:39:00 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies · 1,890+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | August 4, 2009 | PRESS RELEASE
    Cliff Kincaid, the editor of Accuracy in Media, has released a copy of his own birth certificate, in order to demonstrate what needs to be done to resolve the growing controversy over the alleged birth certificate of President Barack Obama. "My birth certificate includes the names of my mother and father, my mother's doctor, and the hospital in which I was born," said Kincaid. "This certified copy of an original long form document is what anyone who wants to be president should be prepared to produce. Why is this a controversy?" Kincaid went on, "It reveals that my mother's maiden...
  • Attempt to debunk Obama's Kenyan birth certificate debunked (Barry name change legal?)

    08/05/2009 6:30:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies · 3,570+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | August 5, 2009 | Geoff Linsley
    Along with the introduction of what appears to be the most valid-looking Obama birth certificate came an almost immediate attempt to debunk it. This attempt was immediately eaten up by MSNBC, Obama’s main propaganda network, by hosts like Keith Olbermann.  The main argument of this attempt to debunk the certificate is that Kenya hadn’t yet become a republic at the time the document was dated: Feb 14, 1964. The argument is that Kenya was officially declared a republic in December of that year. The second most important argument is that the region he was born in wasn’t called Mombasa at the time:...