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  • Only half of the $6 million Trump raised for vets has been delivered to charities

    04/23/2016 6:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2016 | John Sexton
    One of Trump’s most enduring and arguably most endearing campaign lines has been his promise to treat American vets better. When Trump dropped out of a Fox News debate in January he held a separate event at which he raised money for veterans. But three months later, Trump’s campaign adviser for veterans, Al Baldasaro, doesn’t seem too concerned about it. He told the Daily Beast, “I’m not concerned about it, because I know [Trump is] an honorable, honest guy… you guys just want to say, ‘gotcha.’”To be fair, Baldasaro is not a Trump staffer. The real problem is that...
  • 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 nations 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...
  • Only 6% Trust Media, But It Should Be Less

    04/19/2016 7:02:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    First Amendment: More information travels faster to more consumers than ever before. So why does a new survey show trust in media at rock bottom? Because so much more accurate information is available elsewhere. When Matt Drudge in early 1998 broke the story of President Bill Clintons indiscretions in the Oval Office study with Monica Lewinsky, it was the dawn of a new era in news reporting. Woodward and Bernstein seemed like the hip, new faces of journalism when they came along in the early 1970s and helped bring down a president. But although no one ever made a movie...
  • Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

    04/17/2016 7:01:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/17/2016 | CAROLE FELDMAN and EMILY SWANSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media. Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents. But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. Faced with ever-increasing sources of...
  • Donald Trumps Insincere Process Arguments

    04/15/2016 7:06:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Gestapo tactics. Thats how Donald Trumps recently installed campaign manager, Paul Manafort, characterized the Ted Cruz campaigns successful effort to win all 34 of Colorados pledged national-convention delegates at the long-scheduled Republican congressional-district and state conventions. Today winning votes doesnt mean anything, Trump complained. Its a corrupt deal going on in this country and its not fair to you people. Such complaints typically come from people who are not, in one of Trumps favorite words, winners. Trump conspicuously refrains from complaining about the fact that, even though he has won just 37 percent of the votes cast in Republican primaries...
  • Cruz Outmaneuvering Trump in Battle for Rubio Delegates

    04/15/2016 7:07:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/14/2016 | by BRENDAN BORDELON & ELIANA JOHNSON
    Marco Rubio won Minnesota decisively on March 1, but the 17 delegates he was awarded are now up for grabs, free to vote for any candidate they like on a first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. In a hotly contested Republican primary that looks increasingly likely to culminate in a contested convention this summer, those delegates will be critical. The battle for them is essentially throwing states such as Minnesota, which have already held their nominating contests, back into play as they elect delegates at state conventions. And Ted Cruzs campaign, which has run circles around Donald...
  • Cruz Is a Safer General-Election Bet than Trump

    04/13/2016 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    The conventional wisdom is that though Ted Cruz can excite the conservative-activist base of the Republican party, he cant beat Hillary Clinton in a general election. But the recent head-to-head polling tells a different story. Unless your name is George W. Bush, its tough to win 270 electoral votes without winning the popular vote. And Cruz is hanging in there against the Democratic front-runner. The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton at 46.4 percent and Cruz at 43.9 percent; the most recent McClatchy-Marist survey has it a tie. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, hasnt led Clinton in any national poll...
  • Yes Donald, Colorado Did VoteOn March 1st

    04/12/2016 5:05:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Robert Eno
    * From 1912 to 1988, and since 2004, Colorado used the current system for delegate selection, with no preference vote binding. * Even in 1992, 1996, and 2004 delegates were bound by vote, but were free to vote conscience on second ballot.* In 2012, Santorum won the non-binding straw poll but Romney received more delegates at conventions.* A 2012 rules change at the RNC required any state that held a straw poll to bind their delegates, Colorado chose not to hold the straw poll, to enhance grass-roots participation. If youve been on the internet this morning, youve seen the scathing...
  • Trump Has No One But Himself to Blame for a Weak Ground Game

    04/12/2016 12:11:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    On March 1, the Colorado Republican party prepared for 60,000 voters to arrive at nearly 3,000 precinct-caucus sites across the state. Those voters would select men and women to attend the partys county assemblies and congressional district conventions, in the first step of a multi-part process that determined 34 of Colorados 37 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. To hear Donald Trump and his fans tell it, those tens of thousands of Republicans never arrived, never made their choices, and never had the chance to play a role in selecting the partys delegates. Matt Drudge, the populist Rights...
  • 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. Its rigged in favor of front-runners. Thats 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 dont. Trumps latest tantrum is over Colorado, where Ted Cruz just swept all 34 of the states 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...
  • Cruz Picks Up Big NY Endorsement as Momentum Continues

    04/06/2016 4:03:02 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 71 replies
    New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom PAC -- the state's evangelical political action committee -- has endorsed Ted Cruz for President ahead of the primary on April 19th.Rev. Jason McGuire, NYCFPAC's executive director, stated in a press release: Republican voters in this years presidential primaries face an important question: Which candidate has the convictions, character, and political acumen to win the November election, clean up the wreckage of a failed presidential administration, and restore respect for the rule of law to an unaccountable federal government? NYCFPAC believes that the answer to this question is clear. Because of his outstanding conservative record...
  • From Classroom to Courtroom

    04/03/2016 12:53:40 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | 3April 2016 | Kevin Williamson
    The war on free speech on campus and beyond I spent part of the week speaking on several college campuses in Texas, and my subject was free speech and the threats against it on campus and beyond. The students were in the main shocked and dismayed at the revitalization of censorship as a political ideal and by the widespread support for censorship among so-called liberals. Most of them were genuinely unaware of just how far and wide the war against free expression currently ranges. This is strange, because the war on free speech starts on campus. In March of 2014,...
  • Why Many College Grads Cant Write

    04/02/2016 6:35:43 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 01, 2016 | GEORGE LEEF
    It used to be that teachers in grade school drilled writing basics into students and high school teachers refined their abilities. Now, thanks to progressive education theories, its year after year of banalities, with never a red mark to be seen. And what happens in college? Students must go through a writing course where the professor (usually a harried adjunct) is supposed to brush up their long-neglected grammar. Thats too little, too late, but college officials pretend that one course is adequate. After freshman year, students usually encounter no further serious attention to their writing. Rigorous evaluation of papers is...
  • Trumps Lies Are a Loyalty Test for His Followers

    04/02/2016 11:18:24 AM PDT · by DrewsDad · 207 replies
    National Review ^ | April 2, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    A Unified Fields Theory Until Trump changed the subject to punishing women for having abortions, the Trump obsession of the week was Michelle Fields. Im glad that story is largely gone. I dont think it was good for Fields or for the forces opposed to Trump. And it distracted from more important stories, like Trumps willingness to nuke Europe. RELATED: If Donald Trump Were Eight, His Behavior Might Be Endearing Without rehashing the whole thing again with reference to frame-by-frame analysis best left for the Zapruder film, let me just say I think all of the important and relevant facts...
  • Trumps Abortion Blunder

    03/31/2016 12:06:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | March 31, 2016 | The Editors
    We are sometimes skeptical about Republican presidential contenders who embrace the pro-life position late in life at a convenient moment, as Donald Trump did a few years ago when he was 64 years of age. Mitt Romney, for whom we have a great deal of respect, changed his mind, too, right around the time he started his journey from leadership of a liberal state to leadership of a conservative party. But sometimes Saul does fall off his ass, and there is more joy in Heaven. Donald Trump, however, does not seem to have thought this through. (Of course, we could...
  • As Nominee, Donald Trump Would Do Incalculable Damage to the Pro-Life Cause

    03/31/2016 8:31:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2016 | David French
    I agree with Quin Hillyer. Donald Trumps comments on abortion first advocating punishing women who abort then backtracking hours later were indeed a mess. They played into the hands of abortion advocates in every way helping caricature pro-lifers as anti-woman and raising the specter of back-alley abortions. So far, Trumps pro-life conversion has mainly served to make Planned Parenthood look good (he cant stop praising the nations largest abortion provider) and the pro-life movement look bad. He simply has no idea how to talk about arguably the most sensitive issue in politics.
  • FLASHBACK: Sarah Palin Kills False Enquirer Affair Story (Just Saying)

    In the critical early days of September 2008, after Sarah Palin was nominated as the Republican Party's candidate for Vice President, the National Enquirer ran a cover story alleging that the Alaska governor had an adulterous affair. Palin, and Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, immediately and unequivocally denied the story. "The smearing of the Palin family must end," said McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt, as quoted at the time. "The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie. The efforts of the media...
  • How the Clintons Made Donald Trump

    03/30/2016 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com> ^ | March 30 | Ben Shapiro
    Donald Trump is a boor. He's a vulgarian, a liar, an ignoramus. He has only the most cursory grasp of policy, a stentorian voice and a great big set of self-assurance. He's winning the Republican nomination. Why? It is partly because of the Clintons. While the media point and laugh at the Trump reality show carnival, they forget that the Clintons originally took us all to the circus. This week, we found out that Hillary Clinton's email scandal now occupies the attention of 147 FBI agents, and that she will be questioned by the FBI. We found out that her...
  • Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake

    03/29/2016 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge.com ^ | 3/28/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the increasing propaganda wars, we thought a reminder of just how naive many Westerners are when it comes to their news-feed. As Arjun Walia, of GlobalResearch.ca, notes, Dr. Ulfkotte went on public television stating that he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, also adding that noncompliance with these orders would result in him losing his job. He recently made an appearance on RT news to share these facts: Ive been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the...
  • A Friend in the Arena, Part I

    03/28/2016 11:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 28, 2016 | Jay Nordlinger
    Whats it like to have a friend run for president? In the new issue of National Review, I have a piece about Ted Cruz. Id like to expand on it here in Impromptus. I think that both pro-Cruz people and anti-Cruz people will find certain things of interest. Same with people in between. Okay, here we go Its really strange to have a friend running for president. Its strange enough to have a friend in the U.S. Senate. There are only a hundred of them, you know. Its the house of Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Robert Taft When...
  • Trump Steps Into Wisconsin Talk Radio Buzzsaw

    03/29/2016 6:56:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | 03.29.16 | John Fund
    Conservative talk radio in Wisconsin is different from what Donald Trump normally encounters. Hosts in Milwaukee in Madison are hardened champions of Governor Scott Walkers reforms and dont take kindly to Trumps criticisms of them before Walker dropped out of the presidential race last year. The hosts hear enough criticism about Wisconsins successful reforms from the left, and theyre not happy to hear distortions about them now from Donald Trump, Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch told me last week. So Trump stepped into a buzzsaw in Wisconsin yesterday, when his campaign inexplicably allowed him to appear on several hostile talk...
  • Defend Heidi Cruz

    03/26/2016 9:26:52 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 243 replies
    National Review ^ | March 26, 2016 | MONA CHAREN
    Defend Heidi Cruz by MONA CHAREN March 26, 2016 Is Trump the political genius that some have been hinting? Who else, without staff or experience, could rocket to the top of the polls and remain in that perch month after month despite everything? Maybe its genius, or maybe its shamelessness. The latter can be mistaken for the former. This weeks new slog in the mud demonstrates one of Trumps techniques to perfection he flings filth at an opponent and then invites the docile press to conclude that both sides are engaged in unseemly brawling. (This is usually John Kasichs...
  • BREAKING: Anonymous Claims They HAVE PROOF of Cruz Affairs Rumors Did Not Start with Donald Trump

    03/25/2016 1:59:14 PM PDT · by dynoman · 267 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-25-16 | Jim Hoft
    Have you heard of the expression candy wrappers? Do you recall visiting prostitutes? Mr. Cruz, we are now demanding you exit this race immediately or Anonymous will release all of the information that we have found. Your so-called underground acts that you think were done in the dark, will be brought out for all the public to see. It will be sent to every media outlet to publicize your disgusting behavior. We assure you it will go viral on every social media platforms in a matter of minutes.
  • Enquirer: Ted Cruz Caught Cheating With 5 Secret Mistresses!

    03/25/2016 4:58:59 AM PDT · by wrrock · 362 replies
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | 3/23/2016 | J.R. Taylor
    Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had, claimed a Washington insider. The ENQUIRER reports that Cruzs claimed mistresses include a foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney!
  • Krauthammers Take: Obama Cant Be Dancing When Other People Are Mourning

    03/24/2016 6:25:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2016
    Krauthammers Take: Obama Cant Be Dancing When Other People Are Mourning by NR STAFF March 24, 2016 Even as there was no sense in President Obama cutting short his trip abroad in the aftermath of the Brussels attack, theres the issue of simple common decency, Charles Krauthammer said tonight. What the Founders called the respect for the opinion of mankind. The Belgians are in the midst of scraping the blood off the walls of their airport, people are still dying, people are not yet found, and he cannot have displays of frivolous entertainment, Krauthammer said on Thursdays Special...
  • Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture

    03/24/2016 3:24:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Welcome to Our Post-Literate Political Culture By Ian Tuttle March 24, 2016 Donald Trumps decision not only to threaten Ted Cruzs wife but, now, to double down and mock her is the most loathsome moment yet in a campaign characterized by vulgarity and bullying. About Trumps penchant for bullying I wrote yesterday. But about his misogyny, an additional thought. The caption to Trumps repulsive retweet reads A picture is worth 1000 words, which is generally a stupid thing people say to excuse themselves from the hard work of plumbing their mind for words. In reality, the pictures of Mrs. Trump...
  • Trump's tariff plan could boomerang, spark trade wars with China, Mexico

    03/24/2016 10:44:33 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 132 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 24, 2016 | DAVID LAWDER AND ROBERTA RAMPTON
    Donald Trump's threats to slap steep tariffs on Chinese and Mexican imports may have won him votes in Republican primaries but they would likely backfire, severely disrupting U.S. manufacturers that increasingly depend on global supply chains. The Republican presidential front-runner's campaign pledges to impose 45 percent tariffs on all imports from China and 35 percent on many goods from Mexico would spark financial market turmoil and possibly even a recession, former trade negotiators, trade lawyers, economists and business executives told Reuters. "I don't mind trade wars when we're losing $58 billion a year," Trump said in a Feb. 25 debate,...
  • In the Aftermath of Brussels, There Is a Mistake We Shouldnt Make

    03/22/2016 12:26:39 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2016 | David French
    ... Heres the mistake we always make after a major terror attack we believe this is what jihad looks like, and that stopping jihad means stopping violence. But the reality is that terrorist bombings represent merely an aspect of jihad the most spectacular and bloody, to be sure but only a part of the sinister whole. In the aftermath of 9/11, Americans were treated to a parade of experts who assured a worried public that jihadists were perverting the meaning of the term, that the term really and truly only referred to a peaceful, internal struggle ...
  • National Review to endorse Ted Cruz

    03/11/2016 9:01:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    National Review, one of the countrys leading conservative magazines, will endorse Ted Cruz on Friday in a blow to Marco Rubio after its top editors and publisher decided that the Texas senator is the only candidate left who can defeat Donald Trump, POLITICO has learned. Teds 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 convention.
  • Go-Getters, Gone?

    03/20/2016 11:32:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 17, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    On April 14, 1852, Lloyd and Lodisa Frizzell and their four sons, with five yoke of cattle one pony & sidesaddle in tow, departed their home, on the Little Wabash River in southeastern Illinois, for California. Seventy-two days into their voyage, Lodisa would write in her journal (later titled Across the Plains to California in 1852): That this journey is tiresome, no one will doubt, that it is perilous, the deaths of many testify, and the heart has a thousand missgivings, & the mind is tortured with anxiety, & often as I passed the fresh made graves, I have glanced...
  • The Most Conservative Candidate Who Is Electable

    03/21/2016 12:47:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 125 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 21, 2016 | Nicholas Frankovich
    Ted Cruz beats Hillary Clinton nationally in recent polls, though narrowly, and in state-by-state matchups performs better than the current front-runner for the Republican nomination. Predictably, Cruz wallops Clinton in Utah, a reliably Republican state. But this is news both Clinton and Sanders win there when theyre matched against Trump, according to a Deseret News/KSL poll conducted March 815. The best evidence we have here in March, as candidates fight for the nomination, is that Trump at the top of the ticket would remove Utah from the solid Republican column and put it and its six electoral votes...
  • Trumps Pre-AIPAC Effort to Woo Congressional GOP Wins No Converts

    03/22/2016 1:31:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 21, 2016 | Elaina Plott
    Washington, D.C. It was billed as an attempt to win new supporters from the ranks of congressional Republicans. But after Donald Trump convened a handful of lawmakers and a number of party luminaries for lunch on Monday, the sole attendee not already backing Trumps candidacy emerged as uncommitted as hed gone in. Held in D.C.s high-powered Jones Day law firm, the confab was supposed to be a congressional outreach effort, but only one attendee Senator Tom Cotton was neutral on Trumps candidacy. The others including Senator Jeff Sessions and Representatives Chris Collins, Scott DesJarlais, Renee Ellmers,...
  • Judge Garland and the Lefts Disdain for Truth

    03/22/2016 2:09:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 22, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    The mainstream media that is, the liberal media share all the views and characteristics of the Left. Among these is the Lefts view of truth. There are honest individuals with left-wing views and dishonest individuals on the right. But truth is not a leftist value. Everything the Left believes in is more important than truth social justice, economic equality, reducing carbon emissions, expanding the power of the state, battling sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism, and above all of these, destroying its conservative opposition. The medias coverage of President Barack Obamas nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme...
  • Loving Our Stuff, but Hating the People Who Sell It to Us

    03/20/2016 10:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2016 | Kevin Williamson
    There is a popular website called Uncrate, which is the 21st-century version of the old Sears, Roebuck catalogue, i.e., consumer-goods porn, a resource for stylish young men with excess liquid assets who require suggestions for ways of being relieved of that burden. On Friday, the featured product was the Vollebak Baker Miller relaxation hoodie, a garment in Baker Miller Pink, a color believed to have psychoactive qualities that, according to Uncrate, activate your parasympathetic nervous system and calm you down. The hoodie also features a mesh visor, vents that encourage breathing through your nose, and asymmetrical pockets designed like slings...
  • Trump Doubles Down on Theory Romneys Not Really Mormon

    03/20/2016 11:53:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 123 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2016 | Tom S. Elliott
    On Friday, Donald Trump questioned whether Mitt Romney is actually Mormon. I have many friends that live in Salt Lake City and by the way, Mitt Romney is not one of them, Trump said during a Salt Lake City speech. Are you sure hes a Mormon? Are we sure? This is the third time Trump has questioned the faith of one of his opponents, despite having criticized the practice of questioning other peoples faith, ABCs George Stephanopoulos pointed out this morning during an interview with Trump. Why do you keep doing it? he asked. Heres Trumps reply: With Mitt...
  • John Fund: Trump Has No Right to Change the Rules

    03/20/2016 6:56:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 121 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2016 | John Fund
    Donald Trump and his backers want to redefine mathematics, and have the GOP nomination handed to him with a plurality of delegates, rather than a majority, being sufficient... The Republican party has held 39 national conventions since its first in 1856. At each and every one, a majority of delegates was needed for someone to get the nomination...
  • George Will: The GOPs Blocking of Obama's Supreme Court Pick Is Indefensible

    03/20/2016 10:32:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/20/2016 | George Will
    <p>The Republican partys incoherent response to the Supreme Court vacancy is a partisan reflex in search of a justifying principle. The multiplicity of Republican rationalizations for their refusal to even consider Merrick Garland radiates insincerity.</p> <p>Because they have a right to be obdurate, there being no explicit constitutional proscription against this.</p>
  • Is Ted Cruz Going to Be Able to Pull This Off?

    03/18/2016 3:30:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Is Ted Cruz Going to Be Able to Pull This Off? Right now, as a #NeverTrump guy, I'm rooting hard for Ted Cruz. We haven't seen any polls conducted after Rubio's departure from the race - either in key upcoming states or nationally - so we don't have a good sense of whether anti-Trump Republicans are coalescing around him. Tuesday Arizona holds its primary and Utah holds its caucus. At first glance, those are natural Cruz states, right? [Cue ominous music.] Notice that we've had two polls of Arizona Republicans - you...
  • Wyoming Ices Out Trump At State Convention

    03/15/2016 1:36:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 62 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 14, 2016 | Brooke A. Rogers
    Wyoming voters have sent a clear message to the GOP: The Equality State isnt getting on the Trump Train. Voters, apparently unimpressed with the front-runner, almost shut him out completely at their Republican county convention on Saturday, giving him barely 7 percent of the vote. Precinct caucuses were held March 1, and under half of the states 29 delegates were up for grabs on Saturday the rest will be doled out during Wyomings state convention in mid April but Ted Cruz swept up three quarters of them, taking nine of the available twelve. Trump, who has won eleven...
  • National Reviewthe Trump Recruiting Office

    03/16/2016 6:03:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 3-16-2016 | Russ Vaughn
    Perturbed by their failure to truncate the Trump campaign, National Review is now doubling down in a coming issue with a truly toxic article (behind a pay wall) by roving editor, Kevin D. Williamson. Williamson apparently thinks blue-collar workers whose lives get turned upside down when their jobs disappear due to economic downturns or their manufacturing jobs getting shipped offshore or their mines closing due to new more restrictive government regulation, are all a bunch of worthless bums and crybabies who should just load up the pickup and become the new Okies. I'd give up Mexican food for a year...
  • A Tiny Bit of a Man: Evelyn Waughs Anticipation of Donald Trump

    03/14/2016 5:55:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | March 14, 2016 | George Weigel
    More than 70 years ago, while on leave from the Royal Marines, Evelyn Waugh penned a portrait of a buccaneering moneyman with political ambitions and a hollow interior, a sketch that rings loud bells of familiarity in todays presidential campaign. When Rex Mottram first appears in Brideshead Revisited, its not clear what the source of his wealth is. It certainly isnt old money, like that of the aristocratic Flyte family to whose elder daughter, Julia, he pays court. Rex is very much the Modern Man: Having made his pile, he wants, and gets, the best cars, the best brandy, the...
  • Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart

    03/14/2016 4:56:54 AM PDT · by gore_sux · 68 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 3/14/16 | Rosie Gray
    Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation, the reporter at the center of the controversy at the conservative site told BuzzFeed News, the week after Trumps campaign manager allegedly grabbed her. Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro are resigning from the company over the sites handling of Donald Trumps campaign managers alleged assault on Fields, BuzzFeed News has learned. Fields and Shapiro informed Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon of their decision Sunday night. Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation, Fields said in a statement sent to BuzzFeed...
  • NBC and FOX NEWS ignore latest Video Evidence in Michelle Fields FALSE ALLEGATIONS against Trump

    03/14/2016 2:43:52 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 71 replies
    NBC and FOX NEWS ^ | 3/14/2016 | NBC
    My title. Fields told FOX she was "Violated" by the Trump camp "This is disgusting," Shapiro said. "No news outlet would stand for it." Breitbart News has not commented on the resignations. The Fields incident came a week after a Time magazine photographer was thrown to the floor by a Secret Service agent at another Trump rally and amid escalating concerns over the rhetoric used by the Republican frontrunner. Trump has come under mounting criticism from Democrats and from Republican rivals for failing to fully denounce violent incidents at his events and for creating a climate where such...
  • Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart

    03/13/2016 9:41:18 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 322 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 13, 2016 | Rosie Gray & McKay Coppins
    Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation, the reporter at the center of the controversy at the conservative site told BuzzFeed News, the week after Trumps campaign manager allegedly grabbed her. Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro are resigning from the company over the sites handling of Donald Trumps campaign managers alleged assault on Fields, BuzzFeed News has learned...
  • Heres Why Several Journalists Got Caught in the Michelle Fields Media Hoax

    03/13/2016 9:05:35 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 102 replies
    Danger & Play ^ | March 13, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Several journalists have been caught lying to the public and committing fraud, new video footage reveals. Before we begin analyzing the Michelle Fields hoax, watch this video, which surfaced last night. This video clip shows Trumps campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski (the man in short cropped hair), moving past Michelle Fields (the handsome woman in glasses). Consider how deep this media hoax goes. Michelle Fields, a conservative, fabricated a story with Ben Terris, a liberal. Jabin Botsford of the Washington Post lied about being at the event, and then hid evidence that would have exposed the hoax. Lloyd Grove of the...
  • Did The Washington Post Lie About The Michelle Fields Incident?

    03/13/2016 8:24:13 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 16 replies
    youtube video ^ | Mar 11, 2016 | Mister Metokur
    A 13:31 minute video presentation.
  • Cruz Surges, Trump Shows Vulnerability

    03/06/2016 4:57:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 105 replies
    National Review ^ | March 5, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    It was a great night for Ted Cruz, and an encouraging one for opponents of Trump. The Texan won a smashing victory in Kansas and an unexpected one in Maine. Trump took Kentucky and Louisiana, the bigger states today, but only by narrow margins. The finish in Louisiana was particularly noteworthy. Trump had built up a big lead in the early voting, so big that the networks called it for Trump almost immediately on that basis, but Trumps margin steadily eroded away as the votes that has been cast today came in. This was a sign that something had hurt...
  • Feminist Internet: Men Proposing to Women Is Rape Culture [Not a Satire]

    03/06/2016 7:37:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | March 4, 2016 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a piece in the feminist blog Bustle, the tradition of men proposing women is problematic because it perpetuates rape culture. Yes not problematic because it perpetuates recklessly emotional social media posts, but because it perpetuates rape culture.
  • Cruz Mocks Trumps CPAC No-Show, Slams His Flexible Immigration Stance

    03/04/2016 5:25:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | March 04, 2016
    Cruz Mocks Trumps CPAC No-Show, Slams His Flexible Immigration Stance ( by BRENDAN BORDELON March 4, 2016 National Harbor, Maryland Ted Cruz ripped Donald Trumps decision to back out of his scheduled speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, mocking the billionaire real-estate mogul during his own CPAC address before slamming the Republican front-runner for his claim during last nights debate that he was flexible on immigration. So Donald Trump is skipping CPAC, Cruz said just moments after taking the stage Friday afternoon, prompting a chorus of anti-Trump boos from the crowd. I think somebody told him Megyn Kelly...
  • Trump Boasts of His Anatomy: I Guarantee You There Is No Problem

    03/03/2016 7:13:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Trump Boasts of His Anatomy: I Guarantee You There Is No Problem by Tom S. Elliott March 3, 2016 9:35 PM Donald Trump, responding to Marco Rubios suggestion that tonights debate focus on policy, claimed he is well-endowed. I have to say this: He hit my hands, Trump said of Rubio. Nobody has ever hit my hands. I have never heard of this. Look at those hands, Trump said, holding his hands up to the audience. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands as if they are small, something else must be small.