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  • Bernie Sanders is Not a Social Democrat; He's a Marxist

    02/13/2016 5:00:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | February 13, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    When is the last time you were in Denmark? Or Norway? Or Sweden? If you have had the pleasure of visiting these lovely places you may have noticed something really odd. Nobody there talks the way Bernie Sanders talks. Sanders frequently points to northern European countries, especially Denmark, as examples of how he would like to remake the United States economy - by which he mainly means higher taxes and more social services. But the main difference between the tax systems of the US and Denmark is not high taxes on the rich. It's higher taxes on the middle class....
  • Bernie Asked If He's Thwarting History

    02/12/2016 7:18:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | February 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm convinced that these people listen to this program, 'cause it was earlier this week that I accused Hillary Clinton of racism and bigotry because not only did she try to stop the first black guy from becoming president -- that would be Barack Hussein O -- and now she's attempting to stop the first Jewish guy from becoming president. And they are asked this question last night. Bernie Sanders was asked the question. That's why I know they listen. They were worried that it worked, so Gwen Ifill had to turn it around. "Bernie, are you...
  • Grandma and Grandpa Gum It Up Again in Another Painful Democrat Debate

    02/12/2016 6:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | February 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'll tell you, this is getting painful to have to watch this stuff. The Democrat debate. You know, ladies and gentlemen, after watching this thing last night, I do not understand why in the world the Democrat Party wants to let more immigrants into this country. This country sucks so bad, this country is so horrible, this country is so decrepit, why in the world would they want anybody to come here and live here? It's a mind-boggling thing to listen to these people talk about this country, and then to try to outdo each other. Here...
  • Exploiting the Poor: Hospitals and Chain Drug Stores

    02/12/2016 5:19:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Dan Horowitz
    Recently, a number of purportedly conservative commentators have been making the case against reform of a gaping loophole in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "340b" program. But like the seedy snake oil salesmen of the Old West, these boisterous naysayers are not merely engaged in a game of corporate Three Card Monty. Sadly, these shills are now working - both in public and through quiet lobbying of Congress - to stop recommended improvements seeking to put a stop to wasteful and unnecessary spending. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of HHS, oversees the 340b...
  • Bush's Relentless Attacks Hurt Rubio In New Hampshire

    02/12/2016 5:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Deroy Murdock
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — The mood at the Radisson Hotel here was restrained Tuesday night, to say the least. Voters and volunteers who backed Senator Marco Rubio (R - Florida) grew increasingly subdued as election returns showed him earning the No. 5 spot in the GOP presidential primary.  Rubio's disappointing 10.6 percent finish must have surprised observers as seasoned as New Hampshire Union Leader editorial-page editor (and Chris Christie supporter) Grant Bosse. Over lunch at the Thirsty Moose Taphouse on Elm Street, he said on Tuesday afternoon: "I don't think Marco will drop below third." No such luck.  Rubio himself acknowledged the problem. Despite the "Marcomentum" after he...
  • Pro-Growth Legislation Awaits a Republican President

    02/12/2016 4:21:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    A menacing black cloud is looming over our economy, one that should make the 2016 presidential election a slam-dunk for Republicans -- depending on who the GOP nominates this summer. The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl in the last three months of 2015, barely growing by 0.7 percent, following a sluggish third quarter. Industrial activity is anemic. Retail sales have been mediocre. The stock market is in a nose dive. And millions of Americans fear we may be headed toward another recession. Few Americans believe the unemployment rate is really at 5 percent, as millions of Americans are forced...
  • Holy Cow! Pastor offers free prayers at coffee houses

    02/12/2016 3:15:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | February 12, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Coffee is not exactly Thomas Rusert's cup of tea. Nevertheless, every Thursday morning Pastor Thomas indulges himself in a steaming cup of java at local coffee houses. "I'm a tea drinker all the other days of the week," said Thomas, the associate pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. "I'm a weirdly patterned person." It does seem a bit unusual - akin to a vegetarian ordering tofu at a barbecue joint. But it turns the pastor's weekly coffee klatch is all about prayer. Yes, prayer. Every Thursday morning, Pastor Thomas puts on a clergy collar and sets up...
  • Obama to Americans: Don't Count Your Blessings Before I Snatch Them Away!

    02/12/2016 3:02:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    So you thought plummeting gas prices were going to free you up to get better health care, more education, a little home improvement, or maybe some nicer clothes for your kids? Not if Barack Obama has his way. Watching oil prices fall as American ingenuity floods the market, the president figures he can't let you get too much of a good thing. So he wants to slap a $10 per barrel "fee" on oil, which, with West Texas crude (the benchmark) trading at $21 per barrel on the world market, would make the fee roughly a third of the total...
  • The Hydra-Headed Monster Stalking Hillary Clinton

    02/12/2016 1:06:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    Feminism is the hydra-headed monster stalking Hillary Clinton's campaign for president. She once thought her appeal to women, as the first of her "gender" to get a real crack at the presidency, was straightforward, unambiguous and unstoppable, but now she can't hear the cheers for the cacophony of squabbling female voices. The first wave of feminism, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, appealed to a new version of womanhood. But after winning the vote with the 19th Amendment, most of the "new women" retired to the hearth and nursery to look and act a lot like their grandmothers. Women...
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 10:45:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. boots on the ground "for years to come." Making good on President Obama's commitment to remove all U.S. forces by next January, said Campbell, "would put the whole mission at risk." "Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support. ... 2016 could be no better and possibly worse than 2015." Translation: A U.S. withdrawal would risk a Taliban takeover...
  • The Advice That Clinches Presidency for Donald Trump

    02/12/2016 9:57:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I was the first in America to extol the chances of a Trump presidency way back in the Spring of 2015. By July I already saw a clear path to the Presidency for a politically-incorrect, tell-it-like-it-is, billionaire businessman with a nuclear mouth.  I was the first to compare Trump to Ronald Reagan.  While Democrats were publicly ridiculing Trump as a "racist" and clown...and major advertisers and business partners were running away from him, I was the first to understand Trump was the one candidate Democrats feared and had to stop at all costs.  Now my vision of a President Donald...
  • David Brooks and Obama's Ongoing Pant Crease

    02/12/2016 9:15:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    If you read The New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks, you might better grasp the chasm between true and phony conservatives, between Reagan conservatives and establishment Republicans. In his piece "I Miss Barack Obama," Brooks unwittingly humiliates himself in his latest paean to the president, just as when he revealed his perverse attraction to Obama's "perfectly creased pant." Let me just share Brooks' words rather than trying to characterize them, for he does much more damage to his own credibility than I could. He writes, "As this primary season has gone along, a strange sensation has come over me:...
  • Facebook Refuses to Remove Nude Picture of Donald Trump

    02/12/2016 8:46:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Leigh Wolf
    One can only wonder why someone spent untold hours of their life photoshopping a nude image of Donald Trump. The picture is making the rounds on Facebook Facebook's own policy regarding nudity states, "We remove photographs of people displaying genitals..."> Yet in an interesting twist, Facebook has altered their enforcement of this policy to allow an unflattering and altered image of Donald Trump in the nude to circulate on their site. The users who flag the image as nudity are receiving this message back from Facebook's team: Once again I'm forced into the position of defending Donald Trump. #ThanksFacebook...
  • Chelsea Clinton: I Left the Church at Age Six Over Abortion

    02/12/2016 7:16:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | Christine Rousselle
    Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said in an interview at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser that she left the Baptist church because she was not happy that she was told about abortion when she was a 6-year-old. From LifeNews: "I find it quite insulting sometimes when people say to my mom, my dad or me . . . that they question our faith,' said Chelsea. "I was raised in a Methodist church and I left the Baptist church before my dad did, because I didn't know why they were talking...
  • Our Reversible Moral Coma

    02/12/2016 6:46:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The problem with America is that our universities teach worldview and our churches don't. As a consequence, students usually enter college with a limited capacity to answer simple moral questions. By the time they graduate, that capacity is further impaired if not lost altogether. Such substantial moral impairment was on full display in a recent Q&A following a debate on the topic of abortion at Oregon State University (OSU). I participated in that debate and one of the questions I was asked by a student has been reproduced below: "Dr. Adams, you mentioned that dead things do not grow. But...
  • Spammers at the Gates

    02/12/2016 6:17:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Welcome to Infomercial America, or, if you prefer, the United States of Spam. Whenever political conspiracy theories break out into the open, pundits and intellectuals name-check the brilliant but flawed essay "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" by Richard Hofstadter. Under President George W. Bush, the "9/11 Truthers" were the poster boys and girls of the paranoid style. Others hinted that the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina might have been deliberate. Under President Obama, it was the "Birthers." A related theory was that Obama is a secret Muslim. A generation before that, it was the John Birch Society...
  • New Hampshire's Rebuke

    02/12/2016 6:09:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Michael Barone
    New Hampshire voters issued a rebuke to conventional party leaders when they voted by large margins for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in Tuesday's primaries. But Sanders is not going to win the Democratic nomination, and it's by no means certain Trump will be the Republican nominee. The results show that Hillary Clinton has a clear but clunky path to the nomination but is a problematic general election candidate. They show that the Republicans have a potential advantage in November but first must get through a problematic nomination process. Consider turnout, which is the one thing pollsters have trouble forecasting....
  • Retired General: 'Don't Draft Our Daughters'

    02/12/2016 6:02:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    When asked if women should be required to sign up for the military draft at last weekend's GOP debate in New Hampshire, several candidates voiced their approval. After all, the military has opened all combat roles to women. Following the debate, Sen. Ted Cruz disagreed with his rivals. He called the proposal "nuts."Lt. Gen. (US Army-Ret.) William "Jerry" Boykin appears to agrees with the Texas senator. Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council, sent an urgent email to supporters on Tuesday noting how concerned he was after last weekend's GOP debate. He said the new proposal to make women sign...
  • Real Housewives Star Endorses Donald Trump

    02/12/2016 5:47:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has endorsed Donald Trump. Giduice also appeared on season five of Celebrity Apprentice, which was hosted by Trump. .@Teresa_Giudice has officially endorsed @RealDonaldTrump for President. #WWHL #RHONJ ????????????— Bravo WWHL (@BravoWWHL) February 11, 2016 There's one small problem with Giudice's plan to vote for Trump: She can't legally vote in New Jersey. Giudice was convicted in 2014 on fraud charges and spent 11 months in prison before being released just before Christmas in 2015. New Jersey bars felons on probation, in prison, or on parole from voting. Giudice won't be...
  • Sanders Sounds Off On Hillary: "You Aren't In The White House Yet"

    02/12/2016 5:38:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Thursday night's Democratic debate on CNN, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was full of side eyes and shouts between contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Viewers knew the event was going to be heated after Clinton lost the New Hampshire primary by double digits to the democratic socialist. With a convincing victory under his belt, Sanders had the momentum - and it showed. He was much more aggressive in his criticisms of Clinton's record. The first fireworks came during a discussion of health care. PBS moderators Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff asked Clinton and Sanders to weigh in on how they...
  • Cruz Introduces Bill To Give ICE Agents More Resources

    02/12/2016 5:25:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana said that her department did not have adequate resources to deal with the consequences ofillegal immigration. Now, senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is joining his colleague Sen. Jeff Sessions in introducing a bill to help the agency enforce ourlaws. Here's how theICE Agent Support Act of 2016 would help ensure justice is served, according to a new Cruz press release: This legislation would provide ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations with dedicated, substantial revenue from statutory fines and penalties for illegal aliens that are not currently being enforced by the Obama...
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors and more

    02/12/2016 5:14:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox via AP ^ | February 12, 2016
    health care, donors and more Published February 12, 2016 Associated Press Facebook72 Twitter0 Email Print Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders listens at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX26KQQ Democratic U.S. presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks as Senator Bernie Sanders listens at the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidates debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young - RTX26KQQ In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while...
  • Tennessee legislation cracks down on welfare fraud

    02/11/2016 7:46:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot ^ | February 11, 2016 | KRISTINA RIBALI
    Two key legislators and a broad coalition of representatives in Tennessee are fed up with the rampant welfare fraud in the Volunteer state. They’ve submitted legislation to protect those who truly need the support from the thieves and fraudsters that seek to take from the most vulnerable. Senators Kerry Roberts and Representative Dan Howell, have filed the “Act to Restore Hope, Opportunity and Prosperity for Everyone,” which aims to save the state more than $123 million each year by cracking down on waste, fraud and abuse in the state’s welfare programs. "We want to make sure that money is available...
  • Cruz - and Rubio - back Mike Lee's bill to make sure Congress,

    02/11/2016 7:29:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot ^ | February 11, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This is a no-brainer for Cruz, who came out hard against drafting women last week, but it’s interesting coming from Rubio after he declared himself in favor at the last debate. You can read his motives here as charitably or uncharitably as you like. Charitably: He’s striking a blow for legislative power at the executive’s and judiciary’s expense, a welcome corrective in an age of growing presidential power and judicial social engineering. Uncharitably: He realized belatedly that “let’s draft your daughters” isn’t a sentiment that’ll play well in a Republican primary, especially among the social conservatives he’s trying to win,...
  • Surprise: Trump goes positive, yanks ad attacking Cruz in South Carolina

    02/11/2016 6:37:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    Hot ^ | February 11, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    From now on, if you want to hear how Cruz is an unlikable illegal immigrant from Canada with a nasty disposition who cheated Ben Carson, has run wild like a “maniac” in the Senate, is on the take from Goldman Sachs, and, by the way, is a “pussy,” you’ll have to settle for watching Trump’s rallies or one of his 35 interviews a day on cable news. When it comes to ads, he’s all about positivity. On Tuesday, Donald J. Trump's campaign started running a negative ad in South Carolina against Senator Ted Cruz that was searing, describing the winner...
  • At Least a Dozen Top Clinton Aides Also Handled 'Top Secret' Intel on Server

    02/11/2016 6:17:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 11, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Sock it to me? Hillary Clinton may be saying publicly that she's "100% confident the FBI email probe will fizzle," but with every new leak that comes out, the public can see that the case for her indictment has been strengthened.In the latest exclusive from Fox News, Catherine Herridge and Pamela K. Browne report that the "top secret" intelligence, recently found on Clinton's server and deemed too damaging to national security to release, passed through at least a dozen of her underlings' email accounts.A U.S. government official close to the FBI investigation told Fox that "the accounts include not only...
  • The Enemy Within­–and It's Not Donald Trump

    02/11/2016 4:07:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Despite calls from people who claim they will flee the county if Donald Trump is elected president, this new book is sort of a timeout from the partisan noise. As some already know, especially the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, both sides are up to their necks concerning the expansion of government power. In short, Democrats federal expansion when it comes to social services and the welfare state; Republicans act in a similar manner when it comes to national security policy and the Pentagon. Both areas are fraught with danger concerning trampling American civil liberties and constitutional rights,...
  • Downing of EgyptAir 990 inspired 9/11 plot, says Al Qaeda newsletter

    02/11/2016 3:31:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | February 11, 2016
    Usama bin Laden may have gotten the idea for the 9/11 attacks after watching news coverage of the 1999 crash of EgyptAir Flight 990, in which a jihadist co-pilot caused the airliner to nosedive into the Atlantic, according to a first-hand account from one of the terror chief’s top lieutenants. Bin Laden wondered why the co-pilot in the deliberate crash did not fly the plane into buildings, Nasir al Wuhayshi said in the latest AQAP newsletter, in an account translated by the Long War Journal. Al Wuhayshi, former adviser to bin Laden and leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian...
  • President Obama Faults a Guy on Radio for the Tone in Washington

    02/11/2016 3:22:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | February 11, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned earlier Obama's blaming me for the lack of a good tone in politics, blaming me for the lack of improvement in the good tone of politics. Well, he's worked hard, he's the president, he's the most powerful man in the world. I am holding him back. And I held back Bill Clinton, folks. The same thing. If it wouldn't have been for me, why, we'd be in so much better shape in this country. I'm just a guy on the radio. Audio sound bites. We'll do Obama first. Two bites, Springfield, Illinois, yesterday the Illinois...
  • The Democrat Party Will Schlong Crazy Bernie and His Young Idealist Voters

    02/11/2016 2:42:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | February 11, 1016 | Ruush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The national Democrat nomination, Clinton at 49.3 and Crazy Bernie at 36, which is only a 13-point difference, and that's a very narrow gap compared to what it was. I mean, Bernie was down there in the high teens and maybe even lower than that when this all got going. The South Carolina Democrat caucus, Clinton 62, Sanders at 32.5. The question is can Bernie make up 30 points. The Congressional Black Caucasians are all set to endorse Hillary except for their one holdout, James Clyburn says he's holding out here and not going to join the...
  • Liberal Democrats Sell Socialism, Expand Government, Shrink the American Pie --

    02/11/2016 2:29:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush ^ | February 11, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned earlier this Washington Post editorial: "The Utter Ugliness of Donald Trump's Campaign Should Scare Us All -- The stunningly handy wins by two anti-establishment candidates in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday are prompting conversation about similarities between New York businessman Donald Trump, the Republican victor, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the socialist victor on the Democratic side." The Washington Post says: "We think both men are dangerously if seductively wrong in their facile diagnoses and prescriptions. But Mr. Sanders’s platform is at least well-meaning." Now, see, this is where I part ways with these people....
  • Political Ideology Is a Circle

    02/11/2016 2:12:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | February 11, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This Washington Post editorial, the utter ugliness of Trump's campaign with examples cited, and that woman in Trump's audience who called Cruz a kitty cat and then Trump repeated it and so forth, the Washington Post is outraged. By the way, some people didn't know what I meant when I said "undefeated" the other day. Stop and think about it. Just... (laughing) At any rate, the editorial making this big deal about Trump's campaign being so ugly it should scare us all. In the same editorial, the Washington Post says that Bernie Sanders "means well." Now, can...
  • Watch: Super Mario Explains Bernie Sanders

    02/11/2016 1:56:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Leigh Wolf
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  • Bad News: Millennials, America's Largest Generation, Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism

    02/11/2016 1:41:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    When socialist Bernie Sanders beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in a landslide Tuesday in New Hampshire, he crushed her among young voters by a whopping 83 percent.Tuesday night in New Hampshire, 83% of voters aged 18-29 chose Sanders, according to exit polls. And those voters were a full one-fifth of the electorate. Sander's message of "income inequality" (Hillary has one too, but her Wall Street ties and personal wealth make it transparent) is popular with young people drowning in student loan debt (thanks to liberals proclaiming college is for everyone and by promoting the purchase of worthless degrees without the prospect...
  • ICYMI: The State Department Slapped The Clinton Foundation With A Subpoena Last Fall

    02/11/2016 1:11:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    We know that the Clinton Foundation has been drawn into the ongoing investigation over the Clinton emails. The State Department issued the family nonprofit a subpoena last fall, asking for all documents relating to the Foundation's ventures that might have required approval from the government while she was our top diplomat in the Obama administration. Moreover, documents related to Huma Abedin, Clinton's trusted aide who worked for both her office at State and other areas of the family's operations, are included in this subpoena (via WaPo): Investigators with the State Department issued a subpoena to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea...
  • From a Black Conservative: Dr. Ben Carson It's Time to Leave the Race

    02/11/2016 12:29:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Carl Jackson
    It's been hard to sit back and watch the first bi-racial president systematically dismantle our constitution over the last seven years. It's only natural for a black conservative like myself to want to see the first black Republican president reverse the course. This is why it pains me to say what I'm about to say: it's time for Dr. Carson to get out of the race if we stand any chance of nominating a constitutionalist to stop the Democrat's reign in November. Dr. Ben Carson is a successful, honorable, intelligent and godly man. Having said all of that, he will...
  • Political Establishments Getting Kicked Where it Hurts

    02/11/2016 11:19:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | John Kass
    There's nothing like the warm, satisfying sound coming out of American presidential politics these days: The sound of Democratic and Republican establishments -- what I call the Combine -- being kicked by voters where it hurts. Right in the metaphors. Or, if that's too vague, let's just say the political establishments are getting it right in their peculiar vulnerabilities. In New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton among Democrats. And Donald Trump scored a huuuge victory among Republicans, although Sen. Ted Cruz's third-place showing puts him in a good spot as the campaigns move South and West. Hillary Clinton has...
  • 14 Months and Counting, I'm Still Right About Trump

    02/11/2016 10:55:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Matt Towery
    I know, I should quit saying, "I told you so." But I was right in December 2014 in this column and I'm still right more than a year later, after the New Hampshire primary. Donald Trump gets it when it comes to how so many frustrated Americans feel. He has tapped into a populist revulsion to a national political tableau of political correctness, indecisiveness, weakness and expanded government power and spending. And it's not that I'm in the bag for Trump. My son's Opinion Savvy polling firm, which I use for my analysis, was about the only pollster to...
  • Shame on the Pastors Who Anointed Hillary Clinton as President.

    02/11/2016 9:59:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Hillary Clinton is white. The pastors who declared her to be the next president of the United States, surrounded by the favor of the Lord, were black. Hillary Clinton is a woman. Most of the pastors were men. So, this is not a color issue and this is not a gender issue. This is a righteousness issue, and it is shameful for ministers of the gospel to bless a candidate who stands for a woman's "right" to shed innocent blood in the womb (through all 9 months of pregnancy), who aggressively supports the redefinition of marriage, and who calls for...
  • Liberalism's Legacy: Debt and Dependency

    02/11/2016 9:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    How will history remember the presidency of Barack Obama? In the budget message he sent Congress this week, Obama portrays himself as a president who led America back to economic good times. "When I took office, our nation was in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression," Obama wrote. "The economy was shedding 800,000 jobs a month. The auto industry was on the brink of collapse and our manufacturing sector was in decline. Many families were struggling to pay their bills and make ends meet. Millions more saw their savings evaporate, even as retirement neared. "But...
  • Gov. Kasich Extols the Tortoise Lane

    02/11/2016 8:42:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    "There are too many people in America who don't feel connected. They've got victories that no one celebrates with them. And they've got defeats, and pain sometimes, that they have to absorb themselves," Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a speech that celebrated his second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. It was a breakthrough moment. In early GOP debates, Kasich talked too much about his working-class roots and his mailman dad. "I care about poor people," he crowed in a November debate -- as if no one else did. Tuesday night, however, Kasich moved from boasting that...
  • The Middle Sprint

    02/11/2016 7:46:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The long-awaited, first-in-the-nation caucus (Iowa) and primary (New Hampshire) are over. There have been a few surprises -- Donald Trump did not win Iowa, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by more than 20 points in New Hampshire, and outperformed her with women voters by 11 points. Ted Cruz had a surprise win in Iowa, with Rubio performing strongly with a close third-place finish. John Kasich came in a strong second to Trump in New Hampshire, breathing life into his campaign. The field has narrowed, down to two viable candidates on the Democratic side -- Clinton and Sanders -- and...
  • That 'Controversial' Doritos Commercial

    02/11/2016 7:33:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right. For those taking a bathroom break or watching "Downton Abbey" instead of the football game, here's the scenario. A pregnant woman is receiving a sonogram in her hospital bed. The screen shows the baby. The father is snacking on Doritos and he notices the child's arms moving in the direction of the chip, as dad takes it from the bag and puts it in his mouth. Finally, the baby can stand...
  • Day of the Demagogues

    02/11/2016 7:20:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Mona Charen
    As the results of New Hampshire's primary were coming in Tuesday night, some commentators on Twitter were jubilant about the "disruption": that is, the victories of an inane socialist demagogue and a foul-mouthed nationalist demagogue and what they represented to the "establishment." Yes, mobs are disruptive. Madame Defarge enjoyed a good shakeup herself. Sen. Bernie Sanders believes that eight years of the most leftist president in American history have left the plutocrats in total control. Channeling the late Hugo Chavez, he promises to lift the minimum wage to $15 per hour, provide free college educations for all and deliver universal...
  • Saudi Singer on Egyptian TV Criticizes Radical Islam, Defends the West

    02/11/2016 7:09:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Larry Elder
    This fight against radical Islam is also a fight within Islam. Where, we constantly ask, are the voices of "moderation" who question the barbarity committed in the name of Islam? Consider Shams Bandar. Born in Saudi Arabia, this popular singer renounced her Saudi citizenship, lives in Europe and intends to become a citizen of a European country. On an Egyptian channel called Dream TV, Bandar said to the astonished host, "We have been fighting and shedding blood for 1,400 years, and now we are blaming America and Britain?" Provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute, here is a translated...
  • Feeling the Bern

    02/11/2016 6:57:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Well, that was interesting. The New Hampshire primary is over and the results were…sort of what was expected. Beyond the headlines, however… On the Democratic side, and according the Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright, there are a lot of young women chasing boys straight to Hell. Hillary Clinton not only lost the youth vote by an amazing margin, she lost young women by so much it has to be a shock to a candidate who considers her gender among the top reasons to support her candidacy. She lost every demographic except people making more than $200,000 and older than 65....
  • In Search of Fixes for a Fossilized Economy

    02/11/2016 6:06:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate of less than 1 percent in the last quarter of 2015.</p> <p>While the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent, the all-important labor force participation rate is at a historic low of just 62.7 percent. More than 90 million able-bodied adults are either not currently in the labor force or have stopped looking for work altogether.</p>
  • San Diego declares war on our Founding Fathers and men, too

    02/11/2016 5:45:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox ^ | February 10, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    It appears San Diego City Hall has been overrun by a wild pack of militant, man-hating feminists who are hell-bent on neutering the King's English. To quote "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy," Great Odin's raven! City Hall recently published an edict on bias-free language - part of a larger correspondence manual for city workers. "Our goal is to encourage bias-free language - language that does not create or perpetuate real or perceived prejudice - in our written and spoken communication," the city explained in its manual. So in the spirit of inclusion and neutrality the city directed employees...
  • Obama EPA "Clean Power" Rule Dealt Devastating Blow At SCOTUS

    02/11/2016 5:30:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | Kevin Glass
    The Environmental Protection Agency's "Clean Power Plan," an enormous regulatory monster unilaterally cooked up by federal bureaucrats and attempted to be foisted on states, utility companies and consumers, was dealt a huge blow at the Supreme Court this week when the regulations were put on hold pending the numerous legal challenges that have been percolating through the court system. The importance of this stay cannot be overstated. In the past, some EPA regulations that have been overturned in the court system were not put on hold and their damage was already done while other states and groups were challenging their...
  • The Washington Post Tells Us ISIS Is Losing, Again

    02/10/2016 4:44:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 10, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    The Washington Post published some terrific news last Saturday: The Islamic State's recent defeats on the battlefield signal that its once-vaunted militia army has been hobbled by worsening money problems, desertions and a dwindling pool of fighters, analysts and monitoring groups say. Before you break out the champagne, however, consider the fact that we have heard this before. And not only have we heard it before, but the Washington Post article then engages in revisionist media history: Only a year ago, the Islamic State was seen as a juggernaut -- rich, organized and fielding thousands of motivated fighters -- that...