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  • Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

    08/28/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' 2008 comment, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world; he's sort of God." Now, a similar kind of unreasoning adulation is greeting (improbably enough) Donald Trump. Fred Barnes...
  • Have Republicans Grown Tired of Supporting the Rule of Law?

    08/28/2015 9:23:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | August 28, 2015 | MONA CHAREN
    Have Republicans Grown Tired of Supporting the Rule of Law? by MONA CHAREN August 28, 2015 Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas’s 2008 comment that “I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above — above the world, he’s sort...
  • Hillary’s Banana Republic

    07/06/2016 6:11:36 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 51 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | David French
    Tuesday morning, FBI Director James Comey stepped up to a podium and calmly and methodically demolished every single Hillary Clinton lie, spin, and evasion regarding her misuse of classified information. Months of deception blew up in her face. And then Comey decided to make her president of the United States. Rarely have 30 minutes of television so perfectly encapsulated the decline and fall of the rule of law and the extraordinary privileges enjoyed by America’s liberal elite. After listing abuse after abuse — and detailing lie after lie — Comey declared that “no reasonable prosecutor” would prosecute Hillary for her...
  • Andy McCarthy on Rush's show still can't give credit to Trump

    07/06/2016 9:53:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies
    N/A | July 6, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    NRO's Andy McCarthy on Rush's show still won't give Trump credit for being able to carry the "The system is rigged" message saying only his supporters agree. Well in that case we have to ask Mister McCarthy is still anti-Trump as we weigh his words. I don't trust anyone from NRO.
  • Forget Trump but Not the Trumpsters

    02/02/2016 11:52:22 AM PST · by Truthsearcher · 91 replies
    National Review ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    ...Forget Trump and consider instead Trump’s constituencies. They are weary of being lectured that they deserve presidential rebuke for their supposed Islamophobia because they are angry about the terrorist killings of Americans. The middle classes are exhausted from being sermonized that they do not “pay their fair share,” when their state and federal tax bite is nearly 50 percent — especially when half the population pays no income tax, and massive federal entitlements have done little to address the pathologies of the underclasses. The contractor and the insurance salesman are furious at being scolded that “they didn’t build” their businesses,...
  • Hillary Clinton's Dead-End Campaign (Victor Davis Hanson very enjoyable read alert)

    02/15/2016 3:08:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 14, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton may yet win the Democratic nomination -- if she is not indicted. After all, it is hard for a New England spread-the-wealth socialist like rival Bernie Sanders to appeal to working-class southern whites, minorities, or the wealthy Democratic establishment. It is still likely that the Democratic Party will find a way to aid an ailing and scandal-plagued Mrs. Clinton, rather than turn over its future to a 74-year-old scold, who for most of his voting life was not a Democrat and whose redistributionist agendas and Woodstock fables about the 1960s make Obama seem centrist in comparison. All that...
  • Class, Trump, and the Election

    05/31/2016 10:48:03 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/31/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If the ‘high IQs’ of the establishment have let America down, where is a voter to turn?</p> <p>Donald Trump seems to have offended almost every possible identity group. But the New York billionaire still also seems to appeal to the working classes (in part no doubt precisely because he has offended so many special-interest factions; in part because he was seen in the primaries as an outsider using his own money; in part because he seems a crude man of action who dislikes most of those of whom Middle America is tired). At this point, his best hope in November, to the extent such a hope exists, rests on turning 2016 into a referendum on class and a collective national interest that transcends race and gender — and on emphasizing the sad fact that America works now mostly for an elite, best epitomized by Clinton, Inc.</p>
  • Hillary’s Sputtering Campaign: Facing Trump, she is weighted down by tons of baggage

    05/24/2016 2:40:28 PM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | May 24, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>This year was supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s “turn,” after her humiliating loss in 2008 to Barack Obama. She has paid her dues as secretary of state for Obama. And the apparent Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump, is written off by most pundits as a buffoon without a chance in the general election. Yet, Clinton’s campaign continues to be dismal, and is getting worse — to the point where the socialist Bernie Sanders polls better against Trump than does Hillary Clinton. How can that be? At least eight reasons come to mind — several of them relating to Clinton’s innate character flaws and past scandals.</p>
  • Hillary's Sputtering Campaign

    05/24/2016 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/24/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Facing a free-wheeling Trump, she is weighted down by tons of baggage. This year was supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s “turn,” after her humiliating loss in 2008 to Barack Obama. She has paid her dues as secretary of state for Obama. And the apparent Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump, is written off by most pundits as a buffoon without a chance in the general election. Yet, Clinton’s campaign continues to be dismal, and is getting worse — to the point where the socialist Bernie Sanders polls better against Trump than does Hillary Clinton. How can that be? At least...
  • White Elites versus White Working Class

    04/12/2016 8:09:44 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>White elites are the main reason Donald Trump’s campaign hasn’t sputtered and failed.</p> <p>Why do the angry white poor and working class support the unlikely populist Donald Trump — a spoiled bully who made and lost fortunes in part by gaming the system, who seems to take gratuitous rudeness and cruelty as a birthright, whose lifestyle is symptomatic of American excess, and who for the last half-century has embraced no ideology other than Trump, Inc.?</p>
  • Trump: A Bogeyman or Just a Man?

    03/15/2016 6:56:30 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/15/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Trump is crude and politically clueless, but no more so than the Clintons, Sanders — or Obama. Donald J. Trump thus far has not shown that he has the level-headedness to be president. He has no political ideology and could just as well govern to the left of Hillary Clinton as to the right of her. Yet his sloppy way of speaking has earned him equally sloppy, over-the-top analogies — to Mussolini, Hitler, George Wallace, and a host of other populist and racist demagogues. But is he uniquely dangerous, ignorant, or cruel in terms of either distant or recent American...
  • Washington's Hollow Men (American elites)

    07/05/2016 7:25:54 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/5/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Especially influential are the revolving-door multimillionaires, especially from big banks and Wall Street — the Tim Geithners, Jack Lews, Hank Paulsons, and Robert Rubins, but also the lesser flunkies of the Freddie/Fannie Clintonite crowd, a Franklin Raines (raking in $90 million) or a Jamie Gorelick ($26 million), all of whom came into the White House and its bureaucracies to get rich, but who always seem shocked when the public does not like their incestuous trails of bailouts, relief plans, favorable regulations, etc. Creepy too are the satellite grifters like “investment banker” Rahm Emanuel — who somehow, between the White House...
  • The government/media power elite are spectacularly ignorant of the American people.

    07/05/2016 7:16:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 5,2016 | by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    Especially influential are the revolving-door multimillionaires, especially from big banks and Wall Street — the Tim Geithners, Jack Lews, Hank Paulsons, and Robert Rubins, but also the lesser flunkies of the Freddie/Fannie Clintonite crowd, a Franklin Raines (raking in $90 million) or a Jamie Gorelick ($26 million), all of whom came into the White House and its bureaucracies to get rich, but who always seem shocked when the public does not like their incestuous trails of bailouts, relief plans, favorable regulations, etc. Creepy too are the satellite grifters like “investment banker” Rahm Emanuel — who somehow, between the White House...
  • Silent Treatment: National Review Ignores Trump's Blockbuster Speech [vanity]

    06/22/2016 9:00:19 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2016 | Crickets
    So I just stopped by the Corner blog at National Review Online to see their reaction to Trump's speech today. To my surprise, there wasn't a single post commenting on it. The NR writers spent the day posting about Brexit, and about Rubio's senate run, and about a picture of Trump they don't like. But not a word about Trump's speech. If that isn't proof that Trump hit a home run today, I don't know what is.
  • GOPe Conservative Pundits Should Relocate to Realville

    06/11/2016 4:43:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Realville, as Rush often says, is where he lives. That’s a place without blinkers or rose-colored glasses. That’s actually where we all live, though some of us prefer to deny it. That is, until reality bites. Then our wishful thinking or willful ignorance dashes upon the hard rock of unforgiving reality. The crackup always smarts. Thus is the case with the 2016 presidential election. There’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In other words, there’s Column A and Column B. That’s the choice. Column C is fairyland. Come November, tens of millions of voters will flock to the polls to choose...
  • Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump?

    08/14/2015 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 183 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2015
    Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump? Glenn Beck wants to stage a conservative intervention. The former Fox News host and prominent conservative commentator is confounded that so many Republican voters are attracted to Donald Trump. And Beck is particularly bewildered by the conservative pundits who are hooked on the bombastic real estate mogul. "Why are big name 'conservatives' supporting him?" Beck asked wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Beck went on to name names, calling out some of Trump's biggest boosters in conservative media: Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. "I am not talking...
  • I’m not the right person to challenge Trump and Hillary... (David French)

    06/05/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2016 | David French
    Here is a sentence I never thought I’d type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world.
  • About this idea that Trump would ‘destroy the conservative movement’

    05/31/2016 8:47:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Oh really? Let's game it out and see Of all the arguments offered by the #NeverTrumpers, the one most often put forward and least explained is this one: Even if Trump would be a marginally better president than Hillary, it will wouldn’t be worth electing him because a Trump presidency would be the death of the conservative movement. The increasingly hysterical Ben Shapiro explains it thusly:
  • Rich Lowry, Andrea Tantaros discuss Trump's Iowa loss to Cruz (Video: Lowry taken to task)

    02/02/2016 10:40:45 AM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 2, 2016
    Rich Lowry of National Review magazine is seriously taken to task by four Fox women commentators Smith, Faulkner, Colby, Camerota, and Tantaros about his undeniable bias against Trump, his lack of logic, and called out in a lie... To the three minute video link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei6f5F4zIvo
  • Giving Trump His Due

    05/06/2016 7:37:45 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2016 | Rich Lowry
    Every Trump critic had “Oh, hell” moments during the primary season. They were when Donald Trump demonstrated a keen, gut-level political instinct that even an exceptionally talented conventional politician would be hard-pressed to match. An example: During a Republican debate in Florida in February, Trump was asked about former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s comment that his country wouldn’t pay for Trump’s “[expletive deleted] wall.” “The wall just got 10 feet taller,” Trump shot back. The rejoinder was funny and memorable. A Republican senator told me that his cellphone instantly lit up with constituents thrilled at what Trump had said. In...
  • No, The Primary System Is Not Rigged

    04/26/2016 10:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/26/2016 | George W. Ford
    For the past month, a media narrative has taken hold that something must be done to reform, simplify, streamline, and democratize the delegate selection system of the Republican presidential nomination process. Is our GOP presidential primary system rigged, meaning it is corrupt because it favors the establishment? Is it convoluted, arbitrary, arcane...and too often "voteless"? Is it wrong to allow "Trojan horse" delegates to change their vote on the second ballot of the national convention? Why do we have a separate election for delegates after we vote for candidates? The system is not rigged, convoluted, arbitrary, arcane, or voteless. It...
  • The Working-Class Meltdown

    04/26/2016 10:49:56 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | April 26, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    During an era of headline-grabbing advances in medicine, the United States is experiencing a health cataclysm. The latest straw in the wind is last week’s report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that life expectancy for white women declined slightly from 2013 to 2014.
  • Ted Cruz and the Invisible Plan Read more at:

    04/25/2016 8:24:51 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/25/2016 | PETER SPILIAKOS Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/postmodern-conservative/434481/ted-cru
    Cruz is doing a decent job of talking to political junkies, and a terrible job of talking to everyone else. Some of that is the media’s fault and much of it is Ted Cruz’s fault. Find a friend of yours who doesn’t pay much attention to politics. Ask those people what Trump wants to do. Don’t ask them about their opinion of Trump. Ask them what actual government actions the Trump wants. They will definitely tell you that he wants to build a wall, ban Muslim immigration, and deport illegal aliens. They will tell you that he will negotiate better...
  • L.A. Diary: Stoners for Trump, and a Case of ‘Cruz-mentum’

    04/22/2016 5:08:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | April 21, 2016 | Michael Potemra
    When I was a lad, I very much enjoyed the comedy of Cheech & Chong. Tonight, at the Novo by Microsoft theatre in downtown Los Angeles, I got to see them live. Their humor comes from a gentler, and now rather distant, time in our nation’s history, but only one of the many bits actually felt dated. Amid the drug-related and social-observation material came a genuine political surprise. An anti-Trump joke in the opening act fell a little flat, and a few minutes later, when the main act got under way, Cheech asked the audience, “Are there any Donald Trump...
  • Nothing Changed Yesterday—And Trump Is Still Not on the Path to Nomination

    04/21/2016 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/20/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Before we begin debunking, let’s start with the obvious: It was undoubtedly a good night for Trump and unsurprisingly so, as NR’s Henry Olsen predicted on election eve. Trump looks to have taken 90 delegates and 60 percent of the vote, somewhat better than projections, although most election-eve forecasts had him taking at least 85 or so of New York’s 95 delegates (Olsen had him pegged for 87). But despite his victory, Trump got only a very modest bump from New York last night. And despite the breathless TV and print commentary from our New York–centered media, he still faces...
  • Jonah Goldberg: No, I Will Never ‘Come Around’ to Supporting Trump

    04/16/2016 11:01:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 144 replies
    National Review ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... It looks like the Trump body snatching virus I wrote about last month is spreading again. For a moment, after Wisconsin, it seemed like it might be going into remission. Nope, it’s actually spiking. Last night the New York Post endorsed Donald Trump. After I criticized the editorial on Twitter, a Trump supporter tweeted at me “No Goldberg, you are wrong. Support the front runner and stop trying to burn the party. Unite it.” ... On the drive in to my office this morning, I heard Hillsdale College president Larry Arnn, one of the wisest and gentlest souls I’ve...
  • Trump Wuz Robbed

    04/15/2016 12:43:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | April 14, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    Give Donald Trump credit for planning ahead. He is preparing to be a sore loser. Trump’s complaints that he is being undone by a rigged system crafted by a corrupt Republican Party is the dress rehearsal for his campaign’s closing argument should it come up short in Cleveland. Trump will, in his telling, have been stabbed in the back by insiders and be fully justified in wreaking a terrible revenge on the party that he briefly sought to lead. Facts and logic don’t particularly matter to Trump or his mouthpieces, yet the “rigged” charge is absurd even by the standards...
  • UNREAL. Megyn Kelly Blames TRUMP CAMPAIGN for Michelle Fields Filing Hoax Assault Charges!

    04/14/2016 3:50:34 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 101 replies
    GP ^ | 4/3/2016 | J Hoft
    WOW! On Wednesday night Politico reported that Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski will not be charged for a hoax assault on reporter Michelle Fields. She made it up. Unfortunately, a lot of Cruz supporters stood with the hoaxer Fields. Tonight Megyn Kelly blamed the Trump Campaign for Michelle Fields filing a fraudulent police report against Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski.
  • Trump the Sore Loser (Again)

    04/11/2016 7:54:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 188 replies
    National Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | The Editors
    Donald Trump is right: The system is rigged. It’s rigged in favor of front-runners. That’s why Trump, who is leading the Republican nominating contest, has a larger percentage of delegates (46 percent) than of votes (37 percent). Unsurprisingly, Trump never mentions when the rules have helped him. He much prefers to whine and peddle conspiracy theories when they don’t. Trump’s latest tantrum is over Colorado, where Ted Cruz just swept all 34 of the state’s available delegates. Trump is calling the results “totally unfair” and on Twitter he asked: “How is it possible that the people of the great State...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    08/17/2015 11:43:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 18, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Stupid people can cause problems, but it usually takes brilliant people to create a real catastrophe. President Obama's "agreement" with Iran looks very much like "the emperor's new clothes." We are supposed to pretend that there is something there, when there is nothing there that will stop, or even slow down, Iran's development of a nuclear bomb. The endlessly repeated argument that most Americans are the descendants of immigrants ignores the fact that most Americans are NOT the descendants of ILLEGAL immigrants. Millions of immigrants from Europe had to stop at Ellis Island, and...
  • Immigration Excuses

    08/20/2015 1:38:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-20-2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can't do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration. We can't deport millions of illegal immigrants already living in the country, some say, so the wise thing is to just learn to live with them, according to the supposedly sophisticated crowd. This completely sidesteps the plain, obvious and galling fact that we are not deporting those illegal immigrants who are arrested by the police for violating other laws -- and are then turned loose back into American society....
  • The Donald Could Prove Hillary’s Trump Card

    08/04/2015 10:20:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    National Review ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton’s multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by “The Donald,” who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican party’s candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Sowell: The Trump Card

    08/03/2015 1:26:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    With Hillary Clinton's multiple misdeeds coming to light and causing her political problems, reflected in her declining support in the polls, both she and the Democratic Party have reason to be concerned. But both of them may yet be rescued by "The Donald," who can turn out to be their Trump card. Donald Trump has virtually no chance of becoming even the Republican Party's candidate in 2016, much less being elected President of the United States. The reason is not hard to understand: Republican voters simply do not trust him, as the polls show. Nor is there any reason why...
  • Do Emotions Trump Facts? Thomas Sowell on Donald Trump - Rebutted!

    "Socrates, my master, is my friend but a greater friend is truth." - Plato Free Market Economist Thomas Sowell recently joined other National Review contributors in criticizing Donald Trump and his candidacy for President of the United States. Stefan Molyneux responds to the writing of one of his intellectual heroes - and illustrates the flawed reasoning contained within Dr. Sowell's "Do Emotions Trump Facts?" article.
  • Do Emotions Trump Facts? (Thomas Sowell on Trump)

    01/22/2016 12:19:43 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 125 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 22. 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational can sometimes have a hard time trying to explain what is going on in politics. It is still a puzzle to me how millions of patriotic Americans could have voted in 2008 for a man who for 20 years -- TWENTY YEARS -- was a follower of a preacher who poured out his hatred for America in the most gross gutter terms. Today's big puzzle is how so many otherwise rational people have become enamored of Donald Trump, projecting onto him virtues and principles that he clearly does...
  • Sowell: A Resurgence of Intolerance

    11/30/2015 1:40:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 1, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators -- such as at the University of Missouri recently -- bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how painful events unfolded. At Harvard, back in 1969, students seized control of the administration building and began releasing to the media information from confidential personnel files of professors. But, when university president Nathan Pusey called in the police to evict the students, the faculty turned...
  • Sowell: The Ben Carson Flaps

    11/09/2015 9:59:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 10, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Dr. Ben Carson's whole life has been very unusual, so perhaps we should not be surprised to see the latest twist -- the media going ballistic over discrepancies in a few things he said. Years ago, when I was writing some autobiographical sketches, I dug up old letters, to check out things that I remembered -- and was surprised more than once to discover that my memory was not always exactly the same as the way things had happened and were recorded at the time. In the current flap over some things that Dr. Carson said, the biggest discrepancy has...
  • Grow Up! How can anyone be for this spoiled brat?

    01/30/2016 1:19:04 PM PST · by plewis1250 · 116 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/30/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: “Grow up!” It is amazing how many people have been oblivious to this middle-aged man’s spoiled brat behavior, his childish boastfulness about things he says he is going to do, and his petulant response to every criticism with ad hominem replies.
  • Tragedy and Choices: After Scalia, the Case for Cruz (Sowell reverses course)

    02/15/2016 7:49:03 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2.15.16 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year's primary election campaigns, the death of a giant - Justice Antonin Scalia - suddenly overshadows all of that. The vacancy created on the Supreme Court makes painfully clear the huge stakes involved when we choose a President of the United States, just one of whose many powers is the power to nominate justices of the Supreme Court.Justice Scalia's passing would be a great loss at any time. But at this crucial juncture in the history of the nation - with 5-to-4 Supreme Court decisions determining what kind...
  • Will Justice Scalia's Passing Wake Up Republican Primary Voters?

    02/15/2016 8:44:22 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Feb 15, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    mid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric, and sordid attack ads in this year’s primary election campaigns, the death of a giant — Justice Antonin Scalia — suddenly overshadows all of that. The vacancy created on the Supreme Court makes painfully clear the huge stakes involved when we choose a president of the United States, just one of whose many powers is the power to nominate justices of the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia’s passing would be a great loss at any time. But at this crucial juncture in the history of the nation — with 5–4 Supreme Court decisions determining what...
  • Sowell: Tragedy and Choices

    02/15/2016 12:36:28 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 16, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Amid the petty bickering, loud rhetoric and sordid attack ads in this year's primary election campaigns, the death of a giant -- Justice Antonin Scalia -- suddenly overshadows all of that. The vacancy created on the Supreme Court makes painfully clear the huge stakes involved when we choose a President of the United States, just one of whose many powers is the power to nominate justices of the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia's passing would be a great loss at any time. But at this crucial juncture in the history of the nation -- with 5-to-4 Supreme Court decisions determining what...
  • Sowell: Toxic Words

    02/08/2016 11:51:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 9, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    During this election year, we are destined to hear many words that are toxic in the way they misrepresent reality and substitute fantasies that can win votes. One of these words is "entitlement." To hear some politicians tell it, we are all entitled to all sorts of things, ranging from "affordable housing" to "a living wage." But the reality is that the human race is not entitled to anything, not even the food we need to stay alive. If we don't produce food, we are just going to starve. If we don't build housing, then we are not going to...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    02/01/2016 11:27:03 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | February 2, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: Will this November's presidential election come down to a choice between a felon and a pied piper? People who call Barack Obama a lame duck president seem not to have noticed that he is exercising more power than ever, and has turned the Republican Congress into a lame duck branch of government. The best New Year's Resolution I ever made was to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. That may be especially valuable during an election year. With 4 of the 9 Supreme Court justices being more than 75 years old, the next...
  • Sowell: The Demand for Villains

    01/25/2016 1:57:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 26, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood. The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represented if somebody were not doing somebody else wrong. That assumption carries great weight in far more important things than Academy Awards and in places more important than Hollywood, including the Supreme Court of the United States. In an earlier era, the groupthink assumption was that groups that did not succeed as often, or as well, were genetically inferior. But is our current groupthink assumption based on any...
  • Donald Trump is Adolf Hitler! | Thomas Sowell - Rebutted Again!

    03/01/2016 2:52:45 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 84 replies
    http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/3186/donald-trump-is-adolf-hitler-thomas-sowell-rebutted-again https://soundcloud.com/stefan-molyneux/fdr-3186-donald-trump-is-adolf-hitler-thomas-sowell-rebutted-again
  • Dangerous Donald Trump

    04/06/2016 2:46:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | April 5, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Donald Trump's victories in the Republican primaries may make him seem like a sure winner. But those victories have been achieved by receiving either somewhat less than 40 percent of the votes or somewhat more than 40 percent, but never a majority. The fragmenting of the Republican vote among many candidates in the primaries made this possible. But victory in the general election for President of the United States in November is going to require a lot more than 40 percent of the votes. And polls consistently show Mr. Trump to be the most negatively regarded of any of the...
  • Reminder: Most Republicans Have Voted against Trump

    04/06/2016 3:09:16 AM PDT · by John W · 185 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Donald Trump’s victories in the Republican primaries may make him seem like a sure winner. But those victories have been achieved by receiving either somewhat less than 40 percent of the votes or somewhat more than 40 percent, but never a majority. The fragmenting of the Republican vote among many candidates in the primaries made this possible. But victory in the general election for president of the United States in November is going to require a lot more than 40 percent of the votes. And polls consistently show Mr. Trump to be the most negatively regarded of any of the...
  • Trump celebrates victory at any cost, even winning by whining

    04/05/2016 8:55:53 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 93 replies
    msn ^ | 4/5/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    "I can only say this: My whole life has been about winning. My whole life," Donald Trump told The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in a free-ranging interview over the weekend. "My life has been about victories. I've won a lot. I win a lot. I win - when I do something, I win. And even in sports, I always won. I was always a good athlete. And I always won. In golf, I've won many club championships. Many, many club championships. And I have people that can play golf great, but they can't win under pressure. So...
  • Trump Will Drop Out By Mid-October And Endorse Hillary Clinton (PSA against glue-sniffing)

    03/20/2016 10:00:48 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 68 replies
    TedState ^ | 3/20/2016 | Martin Knight
    At this point, whatever happens, the GOP’s chances of winning this election is at best 25%, if Cruz is the nominee. If Trump is the nominee, that falls to 3% at best. The problem is; Trump won’t win … and he won’t let himself lose. If he loses the nomination, I see two possibilities; 1) He immediately endorses his friend, Hillary Clinton. His promises are as genuine as a three dollar bill. 2)He waits until mid-October, when all the ballot papers are printed, and then he’ll endorse his friend, Hillary Clinton.
  • National Review endorses Ted Cruz, says he's only one who can stop Trump

    03/11/2016 5:38:29 PM PST · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 11, 2016 | not stated
    One of the country’s most influential conservative magazines has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, after its top editors said that they believe the Texas senator is the only Republican candidate left in the race who can defeat Donald Trump. “Ted’s the only one with a plausible path to stopping Trump,” National Review editor Rich Lowry told Politico, “either by getting a majority himself or denying Trump a majority and finishing close behind and getting it to the convention.”