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  • The Exhausting Ms. Clinton

    09/03/2015 5:38:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton's second race for the presidency is only about a quarter through, but she already seems to be causing general fatigue. The lurid revelations about the Clinton Foundation proved that it was not so much a charity as a huge laundering operation. Quid pro quo donations from the global rich and powerful fueled the Clintons' jet-setting networking. In between political campaigns, the foundation provided sinecures for out-of-work Clinton politicos. This is hardly proof of Hillary's grass-roots progressivism. Then came Clinton's email fiasco. No one knows how the current investigation of her alleged misuse of email accounts, servers and classified...
  • Clown Show 2016: Progress To Date

    08/30/2015 8:18:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Kevin McCullough
    MOST ENTERTAINING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF MY LIFETIME! Without question—it is a statement I’ve said repeatedly on-air, and one that comes out often in private conversations. Look at the interest level. People who have never voted in primary elections are turning out by the thousands to see the consummate socialist at one end of the spectrum, and by the tens of thousands to see a man who brags how well he’s beat the system of free markets. I don’t expect most of these people to vote in the actual primary elections—because they probably won’t—but man is it fun to watch....
  • Presidential Nominating Process Highlights Gap Between D.C. and America

    08/28/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • His Own Worst Enemy

    08/27/2015 4:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    On paper, Donald Trump offers a lot as a candidate. He’s able to command a room, he is decisive, confident, unapologetic for what he believes, doesn’t need to kiss rings and make promises to raise money, and he stands up to an activist media. But campaigns aren’t run on paper, they’re run in life. And in life, Donald Trump appears to have an out-of-control ego in need of constant feeding, which is coupled with no ability to control himself. Nothing about Donald Trump’s life requires constraint. Worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 billion, there is nothing he can’t afford...
  • How Social Media Wins Political Campaigns

    08/23/2015 7:16:15 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    United States News Agency ^ | August 23, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden United States News AgencyNew York --- August 23, 2015 ... Social media is no longer the bastard son of the media. It is the media. There was a time when newspapers (print), billboards, lawn signs, buttons, radio and TV ruled in winning a political campaign. Those days are history. Classic media is still relevant, but no longer primary. It is no longer the question "should we add social media to our campaign budget?" But - "should we add newspaper, TV and radio to our campaign budget". The reason is called "instant", "feature" and "cost effective". One need...
  • The Summer of Our Discontent

    08/18/2015 5:55:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger -- a discontent -- in the public mood. Little seems to be going right. America appears in decline under a disengaged president. We can't seem to win wars, or know why we are fighting them. People are afraid of losing their jobs or unable to find one. While the treasury takes in record amounts of money from working people, it outspends its income. Sanders and Hillary Clinton want to spend (and borrow) even more. Why the anger? Is it justified...
  • Has the Unrepresented Majority Finally Reached Its Boiling Point?

    08/18/2015 5:45:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    We can acknowledge that Donald Trump's popularity is partially related to his unapologetic defense of himself and his policies, but let's examine why that is particularly appealing to his supporters and others. How did we get to this point? Grass-roots conservatives believe that their policies can make America great again, that they can make Americans more secure and prosperous. Many of them still believe in traditional values, which are now in disrepute. They are appalled at the systematic assault on their ideas in our public schools, our universities, the media and Hollywood. They are horrified by the attacks on their...
  • The Strange Death of the Center-Left

    08/18/2015 4:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Michael Barone
    In 1935 George Dangerfield published "The Strange Death of Liberal England, 1910-1914," a vivid account of how Britain's center-left Liberal Party, dominant for a century, collapsed amid conflicts it could not resolve. The Liberal Party had appeared impregnable. Its cabinet in 1910 included Herbert Asquith (in the midst of the longest consecutive prime ministership since the Duke of Liverpool's and until Margaret Thatcher's), and the future wartime leaders David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. But after 1910 the party never won an election again. What got me thinking about Dangerfield's delightfully written book were political developments here and in Britain...
  • Oh What a Tangled Web…

    08/17/2015 10:32:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    The continuing saga of Hillary Clinton’s missing e-mails just keeps getting “curious-er and curious-er”. And I’m becoming more and more reminded of the Nixon Watergate investigation. You know, the one Hillary Clinton was fired from for unethical and dishonest behavior. Then North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin gained fame through his leadership of the Senate Select Committee to Investigate Campaign Practices, also known as the Senate Watergate Committee, which was looking into the campaign practices of the Nixon re-election campaign. The Watergate investigation gave us the phrase, “What did the president know, and when did he know it,” regarding President Richard...
  • The Courtesy of Legitimacy

    08/14/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    This past weekend at my annual RedState Gathering, I rescinded an invitation to Donald Trump to speak after getting the runaround from his campaign on what he really meant when he said Fox News' Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes or wherever." It was an unfortunate outcome. As I told the Trump campaign, I feel like the other candidates have been doing their best to ignore Trump and treat him as a sideshow, when, in fact, he was sitting in the center seat at the debate. The other candidates, the media and the Republican Party should give...
  • Send Hillary to the Big House Not the White House (Yessssssssssss)

    08/02/2015 7:07:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    Hillary Clinton is in a freefall right now. Her poll numbers are dropping, her socialist rival is drawing larger crowds and a new book being released this week is reminding Americans about her phony marriage. In Ron Kessler’s new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents; it was revealed that former President Bill Clinton is once again cheating on his wife. This time his mistress is a buxom blonde who brings cookies to the secret service agents, according to Kessler. He also claims that Hillary treats agents with “contempt.” In fact, he says...
  • Poll: By the Way, Most Voters Would Not Re-elect President Obama

    08/01/2015 4:31:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Daniel
    One might say that the president was rather presumptuous when he declared, passionately and quite seriously, that if he launched another bid for the White House, he would emerge victorious. But would he? The voters have spoken, it seems, and it doesn't look good, at least according to a new Rasmussen poll. Not surprisingly, almost every self-declared Republican surveyed (93 percent) said they would decline to pull the lever for President Obama if he was on the ballot. (I suppose after six and half years, the public is ready for a change). But far more interesting, perhaps, is the fact...
  • Lincoln Chafee: Awful Bad, Awful Sad

    07/25/2015 9:39:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    For the first time in national history, a Rhode Island native son is running for President: Lincoln Chafee. “Stumbling” is more accurate, since shortly after declaring an exploratory committee, he fumbled into making himself a full-fledged candidate, and all the campaign finance hoopla which accompanies it. A one-term Republican US Senator, then one-term Independent Governor, Chafee entered the 2016 Presidential Election as a Democrat. Confused? Cable news program Common Sense openly derided his ambitions: “Are you kidding me?” MSNBC took his campaign seriously enough, asked him serious questions, and Chafee already looked like a deer in headlights. Joining the repeal...
  • Now on the National Stage, Scott Walker is still a guy from Delavan

    07/17/2015 9:22:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | 7-17-15 | Don Gonyea
    Walker's backers look forward to updating this sign to "Hometown of President Scott Walker." Drive into Delavan, Wis. and you immediately notice the giant circus animals downtown. A giraffe towering over a small grassy park, and an elephant rearing up on its hindquarters. They're statues actually — here to commemorate the town's quirky history as home to circus companies that needed a place to winter over. They began arriving in the mid 1800's — P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth was founded in Delavan. But the last of the circuses pulled out of the town three decades ago. You might...
  • Democrats Threw Everything They Had At Scott Walker—And Still Lost

    07/13/2015 10:12:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    Right to work. The elimination of wage control laws. Voter ID laws. Defunding Planned Parenthood. Expanding school choice. These are some of the No. 1 priorities for Republican legislators around the country. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has hit every item on this list, and he did so in a deep blue state; Wisconsin hasn’t gone red in a presidential election in more than 30 years, and its labor union culture may be second only to that of the automotive capital in neighboring Michigan. Walker’s uncompromising conservative governance made him Democrats' No. 1 target at both the state and national level,...
  • 2016 DEBATE WATCH: Donald Trump Slides To Seventh Place

    07/03/2015 10:02:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Editor’s note: "2016 Debate Watch" is a running, bi-weekly series. This week we’ve seen Jeb Bush and Donald Trump gain some momentum. Carly Fiorina, meanwhile, recently turned some heads as well, cracking the top ten for the first time ever. If the August 6 Fox News debate were held tonight, however, only the following candidates would make the (prime-time) cut. (See the debate rules here): (1) Jeb Bush: 15.0 (2) Scott Walker: 10.6 (3) Marco Rubio: 9.4 (4) Ben Carson: 9.4 (5) Mike Huckabee: 8.0 (6) Rand Paul: 8.0 (7) Donald Trump: 6.0 (8) Ted Cruz: 4.8 (9) Chris Christie:...
  • Unpaid Internships Are Worth it: Suck it Up Millennials

    06/29/2015 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Kristan Hawkins
    A die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter – a young, female Millennial – recently applied to be a fellow with the campaign and was accepted. However, she was asked to move out of state and work for free. It was hard not to laugh at her over-the-top, entitled millennial reaction published in USA Today: “Finding out that Hillary perpetuates the exploitation known as unpaid internships was like discovering that Santa wasn't real.” Poor baby. Millennials are in a tough position right now. They are hard pressed to find work, with 14% of them unemployed, others barely able to make it on a...
  • What GOP Candidates Need To Speak To, Now

    06/24/2015 5:19:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    "This is not about guns. This is about evil. Here at home, and evil abroad." No GOP candidate for president has yet used those words but I hope some and perhaps all of them will before a week or more passes. I do not fault any of them as they have waited on Governor Haley to make her declaration about the flag of the Confederacy that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state house. Governor Haley's actions and words Monday were powerful because they were not the consequence of demands made on her by her colleagues from other...
  • Untrustworthy

    06/13/2015 4:34:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Gena Lovett
    Untrustworthy. That’s how the majority of Americans view Hillary Clinton according to a recent CNN ORC poll. To anyone following the news this is not a surprise. Clinton has been immersed in scandals, whether it is her secret email server, her tenure at the State Department or the Clinton Foundation donors making financial contributions when they had matters before the State Department that includes arms deals. These are serious questions that voters deserve to have answers to, but Clinton and her aides have been dodging the press and voters. Her campaign has been one of the least accessible during this...
  • Hillary Losing Ground

    06/08/2015 5:01:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Rich Galen
    NOTE: I missed writing Wednesday night because I was under the weather. Way, way under it. Because of modern pharmaceuticals I'm much better now and it's back to the normal cycle. To the Hillary Clinton campaign's great credit, they have gone a long way toward not just making it illogical for any Democrat to mount a campaign against her, but political treason. We saw this same model in the 2000 cycle. How many times were we told, "If Hillary runs, she'll be President"? A funny thing happened on the way to the West Front of the Capitol. We've gone through...
  • Will the Real Democratic Challengers Please Stand Up?

    06/05/2015 5:30:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    As Hillary Clinton's poll numbers fall -- most strikingly among Democrats -- one has to wonder where the serious Democratic challengers are. Because the truth is, anyone telling you that Lincoln Chafee, Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley is real "competition" for Hillary is trying to sell you something. And that something is the idea that Clinton's campaign is not a fait accompli. To buy this, you must ignore the recent news that a Democratic National Committee finance chairman violated his own party rules requiring neutrality in presidential primaries to fundraise for Hillary. Also ignore that at the DNC's winter...
  • Untitled

    06/03/2015 10:37:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I keep thinking we're done with George Pataki -- but like an order of bad clams, he keeps coming back up on me. The three-term Republican governor of a famously blue state seems like a serious 2016 presidential contender on paper -- until you read the fine print. Pataki had a promising start. He beat Democratic icon Mario Cuomo in 1994. He cut income taxes 25 percent and trimmed other taxes as well. In his first two years in office, spending went down 2.5 percent. If you had stopped the Pataki show there, he'd be the next Reagan. Similarly,...
  • It's Socialism, not Deodorant, That Starves the Poor

    05/31/2015 6:36:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHAT THIS country needs, says Bernie Sanders, is less deodorant. The 73-year-old senator from Vermont, now running for the Democratic presidential nomination, told CNBC's John Harwood in an interview on Tuesday that because American consumers can choose from so many brands of personal-care products, kids are going to bed with empty bellies. "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country," Sanders lamented. He didn't explain exactly howthe profusion of toiletries and athletic footwear leads to childhood hunger, but for the only self-described socialist...
  • Townhall-Gravis Poll Puts Kelly Ahead in June 2 MS-1 Special Election

    05/31/2015 6:29:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    The Republican combat veteran of Iraq and district attorney running in the June 2 special election for Mississippi-1 leads Democrat Walter Hunter Zinn Jr., 54 percent to 37 percent, according to a May 28 Townhall/Gravis poll of 509 likely voters. Trent Kelly, a colonel in the Mississippi National Guard, is the choice for 77 percent of Tea Party voters and 69 percent of voters opposed to abortion rights, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based polling company that conducted the poll. The poll carries a 4 percent margin. Among voters, living in households with at least...
  • A Tale of Two Presidential Candidates

    05/13/2015 11:41:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Alex Smith
    It is well documented how the media tend to be more critical of conservative candidates than their liberal counterparts. But at least if you know this, you can be prepared to counter the snark with reason and find alternative ways to disseminate your message. If, however, this latest example of media bias is indicative of what we can expect until 2016, we’re in for a long cycle. If you haven’t heard, the former chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard has thrown her hat in the ring to compete for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. Whether or not she’s your pick,...
  • Mark Halperin's Biased Grilling of Ted Cruz

    05/13/2015 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Imagine it's 2007 and a prominent journalist is interviewing then-Sen. Barack Obama. "Senator, people are really interested in you and your identity. I just wanted to ask you as a historical matter, when you filled out your application to Columbia, to Harvard Law School, did you list yourself as an African-American?" Imagine he pressed further. Do you have a favorite traditional black food? Who's your favorite African-American performer? It's a safe bet that journalist would be lucky to have a job today as a greeter at Wal-Mart. Mark Halperin isn't in danger of losing his job -- nor should...
  • Rule No. 1 For Picking the GOP's Presidential Nominee: This Is No Time For On-the-Job Training

    05/06/2015 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - The pack of little-known Republican presidential candidates grew larger this week, raising this unasked question: Do any of them believe they have a serious chance of winning the nomination and the presidency in a political process that usually rewards high-profile figures who are widely known among the broad base of their party? There are exceptions to this rule, but more often than not, people with White House ambitions who have beaten the competition and won the highest office in the land had been working toward it for a long time. Consider Ronald Reagan who devoted years to the...
  • Should the Presidency Hang on a Hypothetical Gay Wedding Invitation?

    04/24/2015 7:09:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    In a year and a half, Americans will elect a new president. What issues will be foremost in their minds? Allow me to set the table for you: The U.S. economic recovery is anemic at best, with long-term joblessness still a major problem confronting millions of Americans. Income inequality has widened, and poverty has increased. In the past six years, scandal has shaken the VA, the IRS, ATF, the Justice Department and most recently the DEA, which is why it's not surprising that Americans name "government" the most important problem facing the country today, according to Gallup. Overseas, the Islamic...
  • From "Dead Broke" To Making Millions, With A Little Help From Bill And Hillary's Global Friends

    04/22/2015 3:41:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Nearly four months into the two-year presidential election cycle, Hillary Clinton is running into deep trouble on several major political fronts. As the clear front-runner for her party's nomination, she is hampered by President Obama's unpopularity and a sour mood among a large majority of Americans about the direction of the country. Getting elected president is hard enough, but following an inept administration, in which she was a central figure with her own set of scandals, is a high hurdle indeed. Clinton's role in the administration, and questions about what if anything she accomplished in that job, are...
  • Rubio's Age Is Problematic, But Hillary Being Post-Menopausal Makes Her 'Perfect'?

    04/18/2015 6:19:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 18, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    Time.com's Zeke Miller tweeted yesterday that a "reporter" asked recently declared presidential candidate Marco Rubio of Florida the following question: "Is 43 old enough to be president?" Meanwhile, two weeks ago, a column at Time.com claimed that Hillary Clinton is "biologically primed to be a leader." Seriously. Since he either can't or won't tell us who asked the question, we're unable to determine if the "reporter" to whom Miller referred was asking the question because he or she doesn't know the Constitution or was trying to bait Rubio into giving an answer implicitly or explicitly criticizing other candidates. It would...
  • GOP Has More Than a Hillary Problem; It's an America Problem

    04/17/2015 5:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Mark Davis
    All in all, a pretty fun week for conservatives. Marco Rubio made a classy and inspiring entrance into a Republican field that is already impressive and energizing, and sure to become even more so. Meanwhile, the most powerful woman in American history dropped in with a campaign debut that ranged from underwhelming to comically inept. Or so it appears to those of us who have no intention of voting for her. Make no mistake, I have enjoyed the absurdity of the incognito Chipotle moment, the inexplicable road trip in the stupidly labeled “Scooby” van, the easy-to-mock fawning of the reporters...
  • Tricky Dicky Hillary

    04/16/2015 5:44:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Hillary is "the one." She is our gift from God. Mana from Heaven. The gift that keeps on giving. Conservatives should get down on their knees and thank God for Hillary. Okay, enough thanking and praying. Now let's destroy her. I speak at business conferences all over the world about my expertise- branding. The GOP has the greatest branding opportunity in modern history. Hillary is easier to brand than even Mitt Romney was for Democrats. Destroy Hillary now and it leaves Democrats between a rock and a hard place. Here's how to brand Hillary. This will be fun. It's like...
  • Hillary Is Right, The Deck Is Stacked

    04/16/2015 4:14:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard by now that Hillary Clinton is running for president. Actually, even if you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that, or at least the collective squeal from the media before they slipped, satisfied, into their refractory period. On Sunday, the former first lady released a Benetton ad, er, I mean a campaign video announcing she hopes to be the “champion” of “everyday Americans.” Who qualifies as an “everyday American” remains to be seen – the the video offers images of representatives of every “group” in the progressive coalition. But someone who...
  • Pantsuit Presidency Last Thing America Needs

    04/06/2015 11:59:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Nick Adams
    You can guarantee it. When Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee next year, she and her team will frame the election as “historically significant”. In doing so, they will ignite a great social movement to elect the first Madame President. In the last twelve months, Secretary Clinton’s public speeches and commentary have discernibly shifted in focus and content, to female empowerment, pay equity and her “grandmother glow”. Never far away with a ready and helping hand, the media are showing their intent to advance the Clinton 2016 narrative. Just last month, following the conclusion of her prepared remarks at her...
  • Nothing Inevitable About Clinton Nomination

    03/27/2015 2:26:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    A new CBS poll on Hillary Clinton this week suggests that the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of state faces a steeper road to the White House than her supporters might think. Only 26 percent in the poll of the adult population had a favorable view of Clinton, while 37 percent had an unfavorable opinion, and an astonishing 36 percent said they hadn't heard enough to form an opinion or were undecided. Because the poll sampled all adults, not just registered voters, the poll's political significance is limited. Much of the general public pays little attention to...
  • Making Sense

    03/27/2015 9:15:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    When Ted Cruz officially stepped into the 2016 presidential ring this week the boo-birds attacked immediately. But it wasn't just the liberals of the mainstream media who threw bottles and chairs at the conservative Texan. It was Cruz's fellow Republicans. Is he qualified after only three years in the Senate? Where was he born again? Isn't he too aggressively Christian? Isn't he too conservative to win the general election? Shouldn't we nominate someone more moderate, someone who isn't hated by the MSM and wouldn't scare independents? Unfortunately, we're already heard lots of negative chatter - from Republicans - about...
  • The Calm Before the Storm

    03/19/2015 8:02:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's mid-March; Daylight Saving Time has just forced us to spring forward in time; spring break is either recently over or about to happen and it's time to look forward. It's the calm before the storm of the 2016 presidential primaries. For the next month or two, news organizations and pundits will pontificate about possibilities and potentials. But, once the race begins, with numerous candidates entering, it will be like a fox hunt -- they will be off and running, and the news organizations will be trailing after them like bloodhounds. For those wishing to keep score, here's my prediction...
  • The Charmless Hillary Juggernaut

    03/18/2015 5:21:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Hillary Clinton is not a pleasant human being, by all available evidence. She does not convince; she browbeats. She does not discuss; she lectures. Her laugh issues mechanically from her mouth, resonating with a close-but-not-quite verisimilitude that occupies the space known as the uncanny valley. If anyone were to kidnap Hillary Clinton and replace her with a robot of Hillary Clinton, it would take a short circuit for America to realize it. Her campaign slogan should be: "Remarkably Lifelike!" All of which makes her undeclared candidacy so much more awkward than that of others. Nobody quite knows why Hillary is...
  • Hillary Column Triggers Trigger Warning

    03/18/2015 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    When I wrote my recent Townhall column, “Hillary Will Be President Of Nothing,” I expected that the response from the foam-lipped Left would be irrational, unhinged hate. And I looked forward to it since, like all good conservatives, I feed off of impotent leftist rage. But little did I know that my column would itself be the recipient of one of those legendary “trigger warnings” that liberal feminist believe strong, independent, capable womyn need to avoid the emotional catastrophe of being offended. Nor did I expect that I would also have to apologize to a hideous demigod of unrepentant evil....
  • Obama's Policies Leave Democrats Weak Candidates in 2016, Except -- Maybe -- Hillary Clinton

    03/13/2015 5:34:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Michael Barone
    The controversy over Hillary Clinton's emails and her unconvincing press conference at the United Nations have gotten many Democrats and others thinking the unthinkable: Clinton may not be the Democrats' 2016 nominee for president. And it has many asking the question -- scary for Democrats -- of who else could be. It's not a strong field. Vice President Joe Biden is 72 and has low poll ratings. Elizabeth Warren inspires the Democratic left, but says she's not running -- perhaps for fear of exposure of her dubious claim, when seeking prestigious law school jobs, of Cherokee ancestry. Others are even...
  • A Matter of Convenience, Which Hasn't Worked out That Way

    03/12/2015 5:21:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Former first lady of Arkansas, former first lady of the United States, former senator from New York, former secretary of state and -- by all appearances -- future candidate for presidency, Hillary Clinton, has been part of public life for more than 30 years, but her appearance this week before reporters revealed much about her that we had never known. Clinton's performance on Tuesday at a news conference at the United Nations came after a week during which she avoided public discussion about why she had used her personal email to carry out public business while serving as secretary of...
  • They Come to Bury Conservatism (Great advice in the last paragraph)

    03/11/2015 6:32:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The media have developed a predictable and equally annoying habit every presidential election cycle. We hear the Republicans are going to be crushed by pandering too much to conservatives. The Democrats are firmly moderate and need a push from the left so they don't forget their "compassion." So it was with Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter 35 years ago. So will it be in 2016, no matter who is nominated. Republican primary voters have nominated moderates in every election cycle since Reagan '88, but not because they are moderates. Instead, the moderates survive the usual conservative circular firing squad exercise;...
  • The Unbelievably Incompetent White House

    10/06/2014 9:38:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | John Ransom
    I know that many of my conservative friends think that there are evil geniuses at work in the White House with a master plan to collapse the system. And I‘m not discounting that they have such a plan. No. Not at all. My quibble is with the part where they call them geniuses. Sure, this White House is clever in spots. But so are raccoons. But I wouldn’t trust raccoons to implement healthcare reform, for example. You know… unless my only other option was to allow the folks in Washington, DC implement it. So let’s just say that after six...
  • Republicans See Money Drying Up in Final Weeks

    09/26/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Alex Roarty
    A restless electorate and a target-rich map have the GOP on the cusp of winning the Senate majority. But with fewer than 40 days until November, Republican campaigns are suddenly confronting a problem that undermines high hopes of victory: a sudden and serious lack of cash. GOP campaigns, political committees, and—above all—the party's outside groups are scrambling to raise money, worried that Democrats and their allied groups are poised to heavily outspend them on TV ads in the final weeks before Election Day. Concerns run deepest about October, when Democratic groups are on track to pour millions of dollars into...
  • Favors and Loot for Sale

    09/10/2014 6:05:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Mrs. Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interests that have too much influence." Sen. John McCain has been complaining for years that "there is too much money washing around political campaigns today." According to a 2012 Reuters poll, "Seventy-five percent of Americans feel there is too much money in politics." Let's think about money in politics, but first a few facts. During the 2012 presidential campaign, Barack Obama raised a little over $1 billion, while Mitt Romney raised a little under $1 billion. Congressional candidates...
  • Hillary Clinton Not Campaigning Much for her Party in 2014, Unlike Richard Nixon in 1966

    08/19/2014 7:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Just about everyone noticed Hillary Clinton's scathing comments on President Obama's foreign policy in her interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. But almost no one has noticed where Clinton hasn't been seen. That's on the campaign trail or at fundraisers for Democrats running for the Senate. Obama hasn't been on the campaign trail much either, for the very good reason that he has low approval ratings in the seven states carried by 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney where Democrats are defending Senate seats. But at least Obama's been busy raising money; up in Martha's Vineyard, seemingly the heartland of...
  • Just how insane, racist, and corrupt do you have to be before Obama returns your campaign donations?

    07/24/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 12 replies
    WesternFreePress.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | SeekTheTruth
    Answer: MORE insane, racist, and corrupt than JZ Knight, apparently. For those of you who don’t know, JZ Knight is the cult leader best-known for channeling “Ramtha,” an enlightened soul who lived 35,000 years ago on the now-sunken continent of Lemuria. She has run a number of scams over the decades (above and beyond the ongoing scam of her Ramtha School of Enlightenment, which has been bilking gullible, desperate hipsters and Hollywood hacks of their hard-earned Hollywood-hipster-hack money for decades). In addition to her other snake-oil endeavors, she is also a big political contributor, and was recently described as “one...
  • Five negative campaign ads that backfired

    05/15/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 6 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/15/2014 | David Freddoso
    People complain about negative advertising, but campaigns do it because it works. Well -- at least it works when it's done well. Here are five examples where negative ads backfired. 1 In the current Pennsylvania gubernatorial primary, Rob McCord recently released an ad attacking the frontrunner, Tom Wolf, for his support of former York Mayor Charlie Robertson. last decade, Robertson was charged (and acquitted) for his role in York's 1969 race riots, during which Robertson had been a policeman. Since the ad came out, Wolf's numbers have actually spiked and he's considered the easy favorite to win next Tuesday. [WATCH...
  • The Real Vote Fraud

    05/11/2014 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Many years ago, as a college Republican, I spent one summer in Austin working for a candidate in a special election for the Texas senate. My hometown was a liberal enclave with many college students -- unwashed, longhaired, pot-smoking students, it seemed to me -- who were predominantly Democrats. The more students who came out to vote the less likely our candidate was to win. But our campaign strategists came up with a plan. They sent mailings to all the registered voters in precincts near the campus. Many cards came back because the addressee had moved, as college students...
  • 24 Vintage GOP presidential campaign posters

    03/13/2014 5:02:13 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 28 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This was an interesting set of graphics to collect. I didn't get every Republican candidate who ever ran, I just grabbed the posters that got my attention. This goes all the way up to 1984.To the best of my knowledge these are in chronological order. This one made me cringe...A LOT...