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  • Clinton’s Dishonesty Cost Her the Midwest—and the Election

    11/18/2016 5:30:23 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-18-16 | Michael Barone
    Clinton ignored people who live outside the trendy urban areas and also played fast and loose with the truth.
  • Brexit Earthquake Hits Britain

    06/28/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in or leave the European Union. Most polls had shown a small margin for remain, and betting markets made it an odds-on favorite. Hedge funds went long on the assumption "Remain" would win. It had the support, after all, of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the leftist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Bank of England President Mark Carney and the financial leaders of the City of London....
  • Levin's complaints that Trump is attacking from the left using "Alinsky" tactics are silly [vanity]

    01/20/2016 12:13:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 50 replies
    Levin might cry and whine about Trump's tactics but here's the thing, there are no rules in politics. The only rule is winning. Trump is making that clear this cycle by breaking all the rules and winning so far. If Cruz can't beat Trump, he doesn't deserve to be the nominee. Hillary and the democrats would use the same "tactics" and more to pulverize him. This is what primaries are about. They are tests for the strongest nominee. They make the eventual nominee stronger. Cry baby whining about Trump does not make Cruz stronger. It's what losers do when they...
  • Mark Levin's fiancee's son works for Ted Cruz.

    01/21/2016 3:36:03 PM PST · by Enduro Guy · 252 replies
    So... I heard straight from the great one's mouth. Mark Levin's fiancee's son works for Ted Cruz.
  • Mark Levin saya he is being threatened by a campaign

    01/21/2016 3:35:24 PM PST · by alpo · 173 replies
    Mark Levin Show
    Mark Levin opened his radio show with the disclosure a political campaign was attempt to intimidate him by disclosing his fiancee's son works in Ted Cruz's DC office. He said he is going to find out and identify who it is. He doesn't believe it is the Trump group.
  • The “Trump Conservative War” – The Great Trumpian Divide – National Review VS Mainstreet…

    09/12/2015 5:08:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-12-15 | sundance
    There is an expression: “I will leave you naked before your enemies”… A proactive assertion essentially stating: if you chose to engage in war with me – not only do I promise your defeat against my interests, but I will lay you open to exposure from all adversaries – who will then take advantage of your new vulnerability. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is doing a remarkable job filling the role behind this proclamation. In a seismic political shift Trump has gone far beyond drawing a line in the sand. He has openly dug a trench on his pre-selected battle space...
  • Not coincidental Trumps 2015 conservative critics were Obamas 2009 fan boys

    12/29/2015 12:58:32 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-29-15 | Sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists. Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now...
  • Not Coincidental - Trump’s 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama's 2009 Fan Boys...

    12/29/2015 3:24:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 12/29/15 | Sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists. Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX's entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump's campaign. Since June '15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now...
  • Trump’s 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama’s 2009 Fan Boys…

    12/30/2015 8:55:08 PM PST · by akalinin · 12 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 28 2015 | sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists.Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign. Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now openly...
  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • Donald Trump's Half-Serious, Half-Fantasy Immigration Plan

    08/21/2015 1:13:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Barone
    Donald Trump's six-page platform on immigration may not be, as Ann Coulter wrote, "the greatest political document since the Magna Carta." But given the issue's role in elevating the candidate to leading Republican polls, it merits serious attention. And at least some of the platform's planks are serious. Trump calls for nationwide use, presumably mandatory, of E-Verify, the government system that is supposed to enable prospective employers to verify a job applicant's immigration status. He also calls for completion of a visa tracking system. About half of the nation's estimated 11.3 million illegal immigrants (Pew Research Center estimates, not significantly...
  • In Turkey and Mexico, Voters try to Strengthen Electoral Democracy

    06/12/2015 4:45:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Michael Barone
    Another election, another surprise. Actually, two elections, in two countries last weekend, with surprisingly pleasant surprises. And in two very large countries: Turkey (population 82 million) and Mexico (119 million), both very important to the United States. In the runup to the Turkish election, speculation in English-speaking publications centered on whether President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party would get a large enough majority in the parliament to amend the constitution without a popular referendum. The AKP, usually described as mildly Islamist, has been in power since 2002. In some respects it has compiled a record that compares favorably with those...
  • Barone Report: Tea Party Base Instinctively Ahead of GOP Establishment

    11/07/2013 8:39:15 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-8-13 | C. Edmund Wright
    While the Republican establishment was obsessing over the government shutdown, the evils of Ted Cruz, and the latest Jurassic media poll designed specifically to fool them, they remained blind to the massive iceberg that was about to nearly destroy the McAuliffe money machine campaign. As such, they missed a golden opportunity to nudge Ken Cuccinelli across the finish line -- an opportunity the GOP base understood. While Michael Barone did not say this in so many words, these are the inescapable conclusions of his Virginia race analysis. That iceberg? That would be the reality of ObamaCare, as it sinks in...
  • Why Democrats aren't likely to take the House in 2014

    10/21/2013 3:09:07 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/2013 | Michael Barone
    America's current demography -- with Democratic voters clustered in central cities, certain... Nate Cohn has a good piece in the New Republic explaining to its mostly liberal readers why Democrats don't have a good chance to regain a majority in the House in 2014, despite the supposedly massive unpopularity of House Republicans. The bottom line: There aren't many target seats (only 17 House Republicans represent districts that voted for Barack Obama in 2012) and Democrats don't seem to be running strong candidates in many of them. Another statistic could be cited: Obama carried only 209 congressional districts, while Mitt Romney...
  • Why Opponents Won’t Accept Obamacare: History tells us why it won't happen

    10/01/2013 6:56:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2013 | Michael Barone
    Many Democrats are genuinely puzzled about Republicans’ continuing opposition to Obamacare. It is the law of the land, these Democrats say. Critics should accept it, as critics accepted Medicare. They should work constructively and across the aisle with Democrats to repair any flaws and make the law work to help people. Historical analogies are often useful, but they can be misleading. The Medicare analogy is certainly misleading: Republicans, like it or not, are behaving differently from the way they behaved after the passage of Medicare in 1965. To understand why there is continued resistance to Obamacare and why majorities of...
  • The Gang of Ocho - E-Verify and high-skill immigration are what we should be looking at now.

    05/06/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 5, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Many loud voices in the debate over immigration have been insisting that effective border enforcement must precede any steps to legalize the status of current illegal immigrants. Some analysts, including my Washington Examiner colleague Byron York, have been reading the fine print in the 800-page draft prepared by the Senate Gang of Eight (or Gang of Ocho, if you prefer). They argue that the legislation is quick to provide some form of legal status but only calls for commissions to be convened at some later time if the border proves not to have been secured. ThereÂ’s something to these arguments....
  • A Republican Strategy at Last? The GOP will put the spotlight on feckless Senate Democrats.

    01/20/2013 10:39:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | JANUARY 21, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Have House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or at least a viable one? Maybe so.They certainly need the latter, if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most reelected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other polls have similar results.In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican party and 51 percent have negative feelings. Toward Speaker John Boehner only 18 percent...
  • Michael Barone: Obama's numbers went down, but Romney never inspired voters to vote

    12/26/2012 9:21:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 25, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In combing through the results of the 2012 election -- apparently finally complete, nearly two months after the fact -- I continue to find many similarities between 2012 and 2004 and one enormous difference. Both of the elections involved incumbent presidents with approval ratings hovering around or just under 50 percent facing challengers who were rich men from Massachusetts (though one made his money and the other married it).In both cases, the challenger and his campaign seemed confident he was going to win. and had reasonable grounds to believe so.In both elections, the incumbent started running a barrage of negative...
  • Mass migration from Mexico may be history (Michael Barone)

    12/10/2012 10:30:27 AM PST · by neverdem · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 8, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past? At least for the moment, it is. Last May, the Pew Hispanic Center, in a study based on U.S. and Mexican statistics, reported that net migration from Mexico to this country had fallen to zero from 2005 to 2010. Pew said 20,000 more people moved to Mexico from the United States than from there to here in those years. That's a vivid contrast with the years 1995 to 2000, when net inflow from Mexico was 2.2 million people.Because there was net Mexican immigration until 2007, when...
  • Out-Hustled? Michael Barone on Why So Many Failed to Predict the Reelection of Obama (VIDEO)

    11/26/2012 9:23:44 AM PST · by GVnana · 27 replies
    Many pollsters predicted a Romney win, but were proven wrong on Election Day 2012. Did pollsters fail to account for cellphone users, or did Romney fail at turning out the GOP vote? Did voter fraud play a role? Find out as Michael Barone analyzes the results of the 2012 election with Glenn Reynolds.