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  • Does Donald Trump Pose a Threat to Progressive Dominance by Way of the Administrative State?

    10/11/2016 2:55:19 PM PDT · by Federalist1051 · 6 replies
    Disputed Questions ^ | 10/11/16 | Prof. John Marini
    The only defense of Trump is a defense of the nation and the sovereignty of the people. We havent even gotten to Constitutionalism. Thats going to come later...I dont defend Trump as a conservative. I defend Trump as an American, which is the way he defends himself. And so thats whydoes he call himself a conservative?...For me, these labels or the slogans that we use now are of no import. Theres only one slogan that Trump uses that is revealing, and that is, Make America great again. And that slogan is revealing because it says that something like this: America...
  • The Qualities that 'Trump' Character in a President: For Starters, Trump's Courage

    10/10/2016 2:05:54 PM PDT · by Federalist1051 · 9 replies
    Disputed Questions ^ | 10/10/16 | Prof. John Marini
    I see why Trump raises the question of character, because theres no public record of his life by which to assess him in a political sense. And so people have to assess him in terms of the personal qualities his personal life, his business life, which is again still his private life. How do we understand his private conduct in context of his prospective presidency? I would suggest that in many ways its meaningless to ask the question. Even those people of character like Obama can do great damage if they make the wrong choices politically. Most all...
  • Johnson for President Endorsement (Hillary Rejected by her Hometown Paper)

    09/30/2016 1:37:58 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 30, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Time upon time, Clinton's behavior affirms the perception that she's a corner-cutter whose ambitions drive her decisions. One telling episode among the countless: Asked by a voter if she was for or against the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, she replied, "If it's undecided when I become president, I will answer your question." As we've asked here before, will Hillary Clinton ever get over her consuming fear of straight talk?

    09/21/2016 3:24:07 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 2 replies
    The New Yorker: Letter from Washington column | Sept 26, 2016 issue | Evan Osnos
    The author is The New Yorker's politics and foreign affairs staff writer, with a particular interest and background about China; however, this article takes a broad view of the many areas in which a Trump presidency may impact our foreign relations and standing. It touches on what Donald Trump is likely to do from Day One, and the likelihood of success in various issues, such as turning back Obama's executive orders, limiting immigration, and cutting the size of government.
  • Hillary Clinton's health is now a real issue

    09/12/2016 3:00:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 11, 2016
    Clinton's health is no longer a background issue in the presidential race. The footage of her entry to her ride out is especially troubling: She's leaning oddly backward as she waits, and plainly almost collapses as she moves toward the vehicle; a mob of aides then conveys her inside. Also telling is that her staff avoided alerting the press that travels with her - and were left to catch up after noticing her missing. Clinton's brief walkabout some 90 minutes later, after she'd rested in daughter Chelsea's apartment, settles nothing. Nor does word late Sunday that she has pneumonia. We...
  • Trump is closer than you think

    09/02/2016 1:11:15 PM PDT · by TheRef · 35 replies
    Political Ref ^ | 9/2/16 | Political Ref
    The conventional wisdom is that Pennsylvania is Trump's surest way to 270. Trump is trailing in the Pennsylvania RCP average by 7.3 points, so quite a few pundits are confidently writing Trump off as a sure loser. The problem with this confidence, however, is that Pennsylvania is not Trump's surest bet. In fact, the Midwest plus Florida and possibly New Hampshire, provides a clearer and currently quite realistic path to 269, the actual number that he needs. Trump is only trailing by an average of 2.5 points in these states, with the largest lead being four points, but the rest...
  • Obama Compares Himself to Roosevelt: 'Conservation Has Been a Cornerstone of My Presidency'

    09/02/2016 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/2/16 | Susan Jones
    ( - President Obama warned on Thursday that despite his efforts to reduce the effects of climate change, it's "not going to come to an immediate stop." "We know that there is still going to be an inevitable impact as a consequence of rising temperatures. And that means conservation has been a cornerstone of my presidency." Obama even compared himself to President Teddy Roosevelt, as he addressed the 2016 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders in his home state of Hawaii. "Since taking office, I've protected more than 548 million acres of our lands and waters for our children and our...
  • Abolish the Senate. Its the only way to rein in modern presidents.

    08/30/2016 7:37:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 154 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | John Bicknell
    With the prospect of a President Donald Trump or a President Hillary Clinton on the horizon, the growing trend toward the executive acting without the consent of Congress is troubling to all political stripes. Both parties claim to worry about a strong presidency, at least if the other party is in the White House. That trend has been exacerbated by President Obama, but it certainly didnt start with him. With the exception of Calvin Coolidge, every president of the 20th and 21st centuries contributed to the problem. Many proposals to address the imperial presidency have been floated over the decades....
  • Still a Conspiracy? Bill Clinton Thought Hillary Was Too Sickly to Run for President

    08/24/2016 7:32:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 24th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Hillary Clinton appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday in an attempt to suppress reports that she is weak and sickly.</p> <p>Hillary mocked the many reports on her ill health by opening a jar of pickles – that was already opened.</p>
  • What Will President Trump Do With The Current Muslim Infiltration?

    07/04/2016 7:10:35 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 58 replies
    7-4-16 | Self
    I dont feel like starting a thread, plus vanities seem frowned upon. When Trump is elected, how do we believe he will handle the Muzlums inside the current regime? Weve seen the dozens of unelected muzzies in the jpegs like Jeb Johnson, Jarrett, the DHS minions, Brennan, many , many infiltrations. Does Trump even know all these people are other we and will he be like Bush and keep them? If he fires them which is what I want...loke armed escorts the day he moves in, how will he handle the medias charges of racism? Also, the 0bama machine will...
  • 2016 The Battle for the Presidency

    06/26/2016 8:16:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Obie Usategui
    Amidst all the chaos, Mr. Trumps ability to stir controversies in the public opinion arena, comes as a shining beam of hope at the end of the tunnel Over the past few weeks I have had many close friends gently ask me when was I going to do a write-up on my outlook of the forthcoming presidential elections. Who was I endorsing or supporting as our next presidential candidate, many keep asking me. As I probed myself on my friends entreaty, it dawned on me that, regardless of who I supported or not, what really mattered, instead, was the fact...
  • URGENT! Trump needs to hit Hillary on Democrat judges that are for criminal rights

    06/19/2016 7:17:13 AM PDT · by VermithraxPejorative · 27 replies
    6/19/16 | VermithraxPerjorative
    With all the politics of gun control after the latest radical Islamic terrorist attack it's important to remember there is a Supreme Court vacancy. Trump needs to hit Hillary on Democrat appointed judges that favor criminal rights. I cannot believe Democrats are never confronted about the punishment to the actual perpetrators. That is why they want to make it about guns rather than what to do about punishing those committing crimes. Democrats are not for the death penalty and then not even for life sentences! How many repeat offenders are there? And how many lives are lost and children molested,...
  • 8 Terror Attacks in Almost 8 Years:

    06/17/2016 7:59:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 16, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    America has now averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year on President Obamas watch, yet he still insists the threat from radical Islam is overblown and that hes successfully protecting the nation. If only hubris could be weaponized! In the wake of Omar Mateens Orlando massacre, Obama whined about growing criticism of his terror-fighting strategy. But boy, does he deserve it. His record on terrorism is terrible, and Hillary Clinton should have a tough time defending it. Here we are in the eighth year of his presidency, and the nation has now suffered eight significant attacks by Islamist terrorists...
  • Politics, Not Personalities, Will Likely Determine Presidential Election

    06/16/2016 4:21:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 16, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    At first glance, 2016 sizes up as no other election year in American history. For more than 30 years, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been high-profile and controversial celebrities. Both have been plagued by scandals and are viewed negatively by millions of voters. Clinton is facing possible federal indictment; Trump is being sued over Trump University. If elected, Clinton would be first female president in U.S. history. If Trump prevails, he would be the first president to assume office without having held a political or Cabinet office or a high military rank. Yet the race still could prove...
  • Rodrigo Duterte claims Philippines's presidency, vows crime crackdown

    05/10/2016 4:51:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Incendiary Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Tuesday a relentless crackdown on crime after claiming a landslide presidential victory built on foul-mouthed populist tirades that exposed deep voter anger at the establishment. The 71-year-old firebrand stormed to victory in Monday's election, securing an insurmountable lead of nearly six million votes over his nearest rival, as a growing global howl for strong, populist leaders swept across the Southeast Asian nation. Duterte, the longtime mayor of the southern city of Davao, captivated Filipinos with vows of brutal but quick solutions to crime and poverty, while offering himself as a decisive strongman capable...
  • Is Donald Trump Evil? The Religious Left Thinks He Is

    05/09/2016 9:19:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 49 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 9, 2016 | JP
    Christians are called to resist Trump. So read the headline accompanying a polemic authored by Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Georgia. It was published this past week by Religion News Service, which provides left-of-center religious news and commentary to more than 100 media outlets, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. The call to which Gushee referred is a statement (which he helped draft) that was released last month by a multiracial group of Christian ministers and scholars. The group condemns Donald Trump, they say, because...
  • Trump Asks Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, to Plan for Transition Team

    05/08/2016 2:33:48 PM PDT · by GilGil · 210 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/8/2016 | CNN-John King
    Posted on | May 8, 2016 | 1 Comment Economy is the most important issue for the voters. Poll after poll voters put economy as the number 1 issue. Today on CNN John King quoted recent polls. Overall around the country Trump beats Clinton on economy by 5%: Trump-50%, Clinton-45% What is really huge, is the fact that in the North-East, the rust belt, Trump beats her on economy by 25%: Trump- 59%, Clinton-34% This is extremely important as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan are the most important swing states.
  • 2016 Americas Gift To Hillary - The Oval Office! Part 2

    05/05/2016 8:21:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/16 | Dave Merrick
    Simply because we conservatives can't bear the thought of four more years of something that looks even much worse than what we have endured for the past eight I am an American writer, and I am proud of my association with Canada Free Press. It is the Canadian paper that behaves in a more traditionally American spirit than do many publications based in the United States. I think if Benjamin Franklin were alive today, and looking to resurrect his Pennsylvania Gazette, he would soon be in league with CFP whose motto/battle cry is, Because without America, there is no free...
  • Obama says Donald Trump is not qualified to be president

    05/03/2016 9:18:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 101 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In his broadest dig yet at Donald Trump, President Obama said the Republican presidential front-runner isnt qualified to be president. He is not somebody who, even within the Republican Party, can be considered as equipped to deal with the problems of this office, Mr. Obama told an ABC-affiliate in New Hampshire in an interview that aired Monday evening. Tuesdays Indiana primary is one of the last hurdles for Mr. Trump to capture the Republican nomination. If Mr. Trump does become the GOP nominee, Mr. Obama said hes confident that the Democratic nominee will win in November. If in fact the...
  • 'Death Squad' Mayor Running For Philippine President Talking Tough Like Donald Trump

    04/23/2016 11:39:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/22/2016 | Donald Kirk
    The Philippines has its own version of Donald Trump, and hes campaigning as hard for the presidency of the Philippines as is Trump in the U.S. Hes shouting out controversial charges and claims about as often as Trump, and hes about the same age. The difference is that Rodrigo Duterte, the 70-year-old mayor of Davao, the countrys fourth largest city and largest on the strife-torn large southern island of Mindanao, is a long-time politico with a reputation for brutality whereas Trump is a real estate tycoon whose tough talk may or may not translate into deeds. While Trump was building...
  • Pat Buchanan: Future of Republican Party Belongs to the Trump Supporters (VIDEO)

    04/21/2016 7:10:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Pat Buchanan went on Hannity to discuss the state of the Republican primary race. After New York and with the elections next week, Donald Trump has the only path to win the nomination. Cruz and Kasich are both just playing spoilers at this point. Buchanan argued the future of the Republican Party belongs to the Trump supporters. Pat Buchanan: The Republican Party in the Reagan era was Americas Party Sean Hannity: I believe that if the party does not unite behind the winner. And I mean all the 17 who began, and the rest of the party and the...
  • Trump's Road Ahead!

    04/18/2016 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 61 replies
    April 18, 2016 | William Flax
    Forgive my vanity in suggesting the best way for Donald Trump to counter the negatives that the Leftist media & globalist business interests appear bent on exploiting, to defeat his candidacy in November. But there is a relatively simple way for him to accomplish several goals with one relatively simple stroke; several goals simply by the effective use of program length television & radio. Consider the false narrative being promoted by various business groups, insistent on an imagined need for their version of both "free trade" & "liberal immigration" policy; a false narrative being given great currency in the media....
  • Paul Ryan is giving a big speech to officially rule out a late bid to nominate him for presidency

    04/12/2016 9:48:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/12/2016 | Allan Smith
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday plans to officially rule out a potential late bid for the presidency. "He's going to rule himself out and put this to rest once and for all," a Ryan aide told Business Insider. Ryan's speech is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. ET in the lobby of the Republican National Committee office in Washington, DC. Speculation surrounding Ryan's potential late-entry as a last-minute choice at the Republican convention in July has reached a fever pitch over the past month, as the likelihood of a contested convention has increased. Last week, Politico's Mike Allen reported in his...
  • Political science professor forecasts Trump as general election winner (Trump 54%-Clinton 45%)

    03/27/2016 3:22:58 PM PDT · by GilGil · 12 replies
    The Statesman ^ | 2/23/2016 | Christopher Cameron
    This forecast was made using the electoral cycle model, which studies a pattern of voting in the presidential election that makes it less likely for an incumbent party to hold the presidency after two terms in office. The model does not assume who would be the party nominees or the conditions of the country at the time. You think This is crazy. How can anything come up with something like that? Norpoth said But thats exactly the kind of equation I used to predict Bill Clinton winning in 96, that I used to predict that George Bush would win...
  • It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is

    03/03/2016 5:30:12 PM PST · by rey · 7 replies
    FEE ^ | 3 Mar. 2016 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Freedom lovers everywhere are biting their nails during the election season, wondering how the damage can be limited. Depending on who gains control, we could have trade wars, nationalized health care, the pillaging of Wall Street and Main Street, more wars in the Middle East, a VAT tax, surveillance of your smartphone, mass deportations, internment camps, and worse. Read that sentence slowly in a deep voice and it sounds like the trailer to a dystopian film. Another Way Lets take a step back and ask whether it has to be this way. What if the power of government were so...
  • The Trump Potential

    02/24/2016 8:59:14 AM PST · by mononymous · 9 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 2/24/2016 | Mononymous1
    The "pendulum" diagram below summarizes the direction in which this nation has been heading for about the last 100 years; inexorably drifting leftwards. It also suggests the hope for a potential Trump presidency; would it, could it, halt the slide? Not simply slow the rate of it, as one might argue has happened intermittently over the last century, but actually STOP it? Why might he be able to do it? Because he can bypass and destroy media narratives and expose and tear down the Washington D.C. elitist cabal; at least this is the hope and I believe this is what...
  • Demeaning The Office

    02/21/2016 6:18:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | February 21, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    When President Bill Clinton's affair with intern Monica Lewinsky was exposed, it was a new low for the office of president. It wasn't the first affair by a president (or Clinton), not by a long shot. But the fact it was with an intern and he committed perjury behind it demeaned the office in a way that hadn't been done before. It turned the 2000 election partially into a referendum on restoring the dignity, or at least the veneer of it, to the office. Thanks to the words and deeds of Barack Obama, that dignity needs to be restored yet...
  • After New Hampshire POWER RANKINGS: Here's who has the best chance at being our next president

    02/19/2016 10:41:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/19/2016 | Brett LoGiurato and Andy Kiersz
    After Iowa and New Hampshire, it's on to South Carolina and Nevada. Republican voters will head to the polls in South Carolina on Saturday, while Democrats in Nevada will caucus for their preferred candidate. On both sides, the insurgent candidates are trying to sustain huge streaks of momentum off impressive wins in the New Hampshire primaries. Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders each notched a double-digit victory in New Hampshire after a narrow loss in the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. Trump is now looking for a defining victory in the Palmetto State, while Sanders is trying to prove...
  • Yesterday Men

    02/16/2016 6:19:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Z Blog ^ | February 15, 2016 | The Z Man
    The old right, which I would define as Anglo-Saxon traditionalism, was obliterated in America during the first years of the 20th century. When Wilson abandoned traditional American isolationism in favor of Teddy Roosevelt's jingoistic internationalism, American conservatism was finished as a dominant political ideology. It could not exist in a world where America was an active participant in European intrigues. It staggered along after Wilson, until the Great Depression delivered the final blow. What replaced it was the mild corporatism of FDR that was an adaptation of what we would come to understand as European fascism. In America this meant...
  • Birther Challenge Against Ted Cruz Dismissed By Illinois Board Of Elections

    02/03/2016 5:59:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    Red State ^ | February 3, 2016 | Ulysses Arn
    The Illinois Board of Elections of Monday ruled on a birther challenge to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility to be on the Illinois March 15th primary ballot. The board said that, "Further discussion on this issue is unnecessary." As they rejected the challenge, as well as another separate challenge against Sen. Marco Rubio. Popular Grove lawyer Lawrence Joyce brought the challenge, he was one of the lawyers representing people in 2008 and into 2009 seeking to have Barack Obama disqualified from serving as President using the same birther arguments that were made against Cruz. Those birther challenges against President Obama...
  • Hillary's Dance with The Devil

    01/31/2016 8:09:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 31, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Ms. Clinton has placed at the core of her campaign the fact that she is a woman and that it would be so nice to have a woman in the White House. As in any presidential run it is fair game to analyze whether that precept represents something Americans should vote for when they go to the ballot box. That makes the relationship with her husband Bill Clinton a matter for discussion. Let's make this clear from the start; Bill Clinton's support by Democratic women like Debbie Wasserman Schultz is based on him being a supporter of the pro-abortion orthodoxy....
  • Billion-dollar Bloomberg bid for White House?

    01/23/2016 12:25:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Guard the Big Gulps and the guns, and store up on the table salt while you’re at it. “Galled” by the lasting power of Donald Trump with Republicans and the incompetence of Hillary Clinton in closing the sale with Democrats, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg may enter the race as an independent. The New York Times reports today that Bloomberg will loosen up at least a billion dollars of his own money if he decides he can win in November: Galled by Donald J. Trump's dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton's stumbles and the...
  • A President Sanders would quickly run out of other people's money

    01/19/2016 3:13:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Say, do you remember that time when Vermont was going to use Obamacare as a jumping off point and build their own single payer health care system? Yeah, Bernie Sanders was all over that one at the time, promoting a socialist vision of the future which would finally see everyone taken care of equally. How did that work out again? (Washington Post, from 2014) Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) has abandoned a years-long push for a universal health-care system in the state after budget analysts said the program would require what he called "enormous" new taxes…But Michael Costa, Shumlin's...
  • Constitutional lawyer: Cruz 'right' about citizenship

    01/17/2016 3:53:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 137 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Constitutional lawyer Floyd Abrams says Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is on the right side in the argument over whether he can run for president. "I think Senator Cruz is right that 'natural-born' as understood would more likely than not be held to mean someone that didn't need to be naturalized, didn't have to go through any procedure to be an American, as of course he did not because he had an American mother," Abrams told host John Catsimatidis on "The Cats Roundtable" on New York's AM-970 on Sunday. Despite his belief that Cruz is a natural-born citizen, Abrams said...
  • State of the Union Spectacle Would Appall Thomas Jefferson

    01/10/2016 1:33:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | January 10, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    On Tuesday evening, amid much splendor and spectacle, the president of the United States will be welcomed by a joint session of Congress, there to be cheered and applauded like a homecoming conqueror, and, before an audience of lawmakers, diplomats, military officers, and dignitaries, to deliver his State of the Union oration in a live nationwide broadcast.It is the most preposterous and gaudy ritual in American political life. Thomas Jefferson will be turning in his grave.Like Moses, Jefferson was burdened with a speech impediment and disliked public speaking. Unlike the Hebrew lawgiver, Jefferson wasn't compelled by Heaven to preach to...
  • In Florida, Bush Keeps Up Attacks on 'Bully' Donald Trump

    12/28/2015 7:50:00 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 28, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    Presidential candidate Jeb Bush continued on Monday to attack Donald Trump as a "bully" who has thrived by exploiting the country's divisions, telling reporters in his home state that "people are latching onto him because life's not good right now." "Donald Trump divides us in all of our disparate parts," said the former Florida governor. "He insults people, and he garners the attention. The press eats it up." "I'm the only candidate that has gone after him because everybody else seems to be intimidated by the bully. I'm not," he added.
  • Trump Does a Virtual Book Signing from Trump Towers

    12/03/2015 7:26:33 PM PST · by GilGil · 21 replies
    Donald Trump Live ^ | 12/3/2015 | Donald Trump
    Trump started doing a virtual book signing from Trump Towers at around 5:00 pm New York time tonight. This man is simply amazing. He is all over the place every day. It is hard to imagine he is 69. There are a lot of Trumpisms in this book signing interview. Worth the time. Very interesting! The interview starts at the 8 minute mark so speed up to 8 minutes. Awesome!
  • What is the Purpose of Government? [And its Primary Duty?]

    11/19/2015 1:37:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 17 replies ^ | Aug 05, 2011 | Dr. Jeff Mirus
    In my latest In Depth Analysis (The Question of Government Size and Scope), I discussed four issues that should be kept very much in mind before we reflexively turn to government, especially the highest level of government, to solve our problems. But one thing I deliberately avoided in that essay was a consideration of the purpose of government in the first place. I’d like to address that briefly here. .... But in the midst of all these attitudes, predispositions, and mood swings, we really ought to stop to ask ourselves: What, in the abstract, is the actual purpose of government?...
  • Nightmare scenario: Obama UN head, Clinton 45th president

    11/17/2015 8:27:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/15 | Judi McLeod
    Obama as new UN Secretary-General and Hillary Clinton ensconced as 45th president of the USA, the world would become Hell on Earth National Post scribes Barbara Kay and Robert Cutler asked in yesterday’s column: ‘Is Obama too busy eyeing a plum post-presidential gig?’ to deal in a more rational fashion with the perpetrators of the Paris terrorist attack. They offer as a hypothesis to their question “as to why he continues to obfuscate the specific nature of the attack, and in a manner consistent with his approach to Islamist terror in general”. (National Post, Nov. 16, 2015) The answer to...
  • POLLS - 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination (Vanity)

    10/19/2015 6:48:18 AM PDT · by celmak · 34 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/19/2015 | Real Clear Politics
    No text from article. Carson is just 2.5 points behind Trump in the overall polling - why? Carson is doing something right even in light of Trump being in the headlines the most, almost 2 to 1 over Carson. Who are the people that are following him? Secular Conservatives? Christian conservatives? Liberal RINO's? Libertarians? What has he been doing to get such a following? If you believe Trump will be the nominee because of the polls, you have got to believe that Carson is a threat to Trumps achievement. I have an idea why he is high in the polls...
  • Would Any Candidate Utter These Words?

    10/07/2015 10:13:58 AM PDT · by mononymous · 13 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 10/7/2015 | Mononymous1
    Any candidate for president or even the nomination, that is... (1) I intend to go to Washington D.C. not to build up its powers but to tear it down and release the shackles that have for over 50 years slowly but surely bound the American people. The only power to be projected from Washington will be on the international stage. (2) How unfortunate, how revolutionary an act it is that the preservation of the political system established by the constitution of the United States should be entrusted to the maggots that currently infest the political class. If lesser men have...
  • Republican Power Rankings Election 2016

    10/02/2015 7:05:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Republican Power Rankings – Election 2016 OCTOBER 2, 2015 – The Republican Candidates Power Rankings are back! Thanks again to ESPN, the NFL and the NBA for the inspiration. You will notice some of the lead players in this second round are trending upwards although their ranking has fallen. Inconsistency? Maybe, but the truth is that numbers 2, 3 and 4 all had good weeks. It was hard to choose between them. Number 1 — El Trumpo — was not so hot. But am I predicting him to fall? That’s a fool’s game… until it happens. (NOTE: This will...
  • Ted Cruz: Excluding Muslims from Presidency is Unconstitutional

    09/24/2015 6:43:18 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 102 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9-22-15 | Timothy Brown
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), in responding to the comments concerning Ben Carson with regards to him not supporting a Muslim for president, claims that it is unconstitutional to exclude a Muslim from the presidency. "You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist," the Texas senator said during the taping of "Iowa Press" at Iowa Public Television. Specifically, Cruz was responding to Carson's statement on NBC's "Meet the Press," where he said, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not...
  • Can someone explain to me why no one supported Scott Walker?

    09/22/2015 6:21:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 109 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Once again, I don't get it. Here are some dopey cliches not to use in your answers: He didnt resonate. He wasnt ready for prime time. He failed to gain traction. He was a wallflower in the debates. Stop it. I can talk like a Chuck Todd too, but what good would that do anyone? You want to not only win the presidency, but you want to elect someone who is not only conservative but has proven he can achieve difficult conservative goals even in a very hostile environment - right?
  • How dare the voters pick a candidate?

    09/21/2015 8:49:49 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    americanthinker ^ | September 21, 2015 | James Lewis
    The "conservative" punditocracy is ablaze with outrage that the voters might actually pick a candidate in this case, Donald Trump. The scribbler class is openly trying to knock off the most popular candidate in much the way they sneered at Reagan (just an old B-movie actor), and, for that matter, at Lincoln (a backwoods hick). Reagan and Lincoln lacked "nuance," "gravitas," and fashionable radicalism. Conservative pundits have made up their minds and the most popular candidate is taking friendly fire. But regular people aren't going along. That annoys the elites something awful. Apparently our gurus have trouble...
  • Joe "Ridin' With" Biden Close To Announcing White House Bid, Aides Say

    09/19/2015 10:01:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | September 19, 2015
    Following the circus that unfolded in real-time on CNN at the Reagan Library last Wednesday, and considering that your choices on the Democratic ticket are essentially limited to an entrenched member of Americas political aristocracy whos facing an FBI investigation and a radical socialist who wants to implement the largest peacetime increase in government spending in modern history, youd be forgiven for suggesting that, as bad as things are now in Washington, they may get far worse starting January 1, 2017. Over the past three months, weve documented the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, noting that their shockingly...
  • How Much Would A Bernie Sanders Presidency Cost the Nation? Spoiler Alert: A Lot

    09/15/2015 1:11:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today in "How The GOP Establishment Hopes To Crush The Donald's Presidential Run," we explained what Trumps remarkable poll numbers really mean: What is most amazing is that the "expert" punditry still has not realized that a vote for Trump is not a "vote for Trump" but a vote of protest against the broken system. If the current election cycle has taught us anything, its that voters may have finally woken up to the fact that a choice between alternating members of Americas political aristocracy is really no choice at all, and when you throw in the influence...
  • Presidential Nominating Process Highlights Gap Between D.C. and America

    08/28/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    To many in Washington, there's little question that the 2016 presidential election should feature a dynasty rematch between the Clinton and Bush families. To most outside of Washington, that's the last match-up they want to see. The difference could perhaps be described as a tale of two Americas. The past 15 years have been a great time for political insiders, as the city of Washington, D.C., has become a boomtown. In fact, our nation's capital is now the nation's wealthiest metro market. Fueling the economic growth in our nation's capital has been an explosion of federal spending during the Barack...
  • Why the Crashing markets increase the odds of a Trump presidency

    08/25/2015 10:40:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/25/2015 | Charles Gasparino
    Crashing markets and floundering economies amplify voter anxiety just like they did in 2008, when they helped propel into the White House a one-term US senator and community organizer. So, is it really so crazy to think that voters might elect as president in 2016 a real estate developer with little policy experience but lots of experience in land speculation, building casinos and reality TV? After months of believing Donald Trump was a flash in the pan, Im willing to concede that The Donald could become the GOP nominee and possibly the next president of the United States....
  • No More Politicians: The Presidency Is Trumps to Lose [There is no greater antidote to Obama]

    08/20/2015 9:10:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/20/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    We’re still over five months from the Iowa caucuses and — astoundingly — it’s increasingly looking like the 2016 presidential election, not just the nomination, is Donald Trump’s to lose.It’s not only the polls, which are swinging his way. He has changed the nature of our electoral politics into a reality show with himself as star. Read his interview in Wednesday’s Hollywood Reporter if you’re looking for confirmation. Everybody else in both parties looks boring by comparison. We pretend to be interested in the others but Donald is all we really care about, even bourgeois liberal critics when they try...