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  • NBC's Jackson, Tur Try, Fail to Get Trump to Say Rubio Hurt in ABC Debate

    02/07/2016 12:25:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 7, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    Catching up with Donald Trump in the "spin room" after Saturday's GOP debate, NBC's Hallie Jackson attempted to get Donald Trump to say who he thought "lost" the GOP debate, hoping, perhaps, to get the New Hampshire frontrunner to attack Sen. Marco Rubio. For his part, Trump refused to take the bait. "Who do you think, of your rivals, underperformed tonight, Mr. Trump," Jackson asked. "Well, I know who they're all saying underperformed on the Internet, and I know the, your coworkers are all saying... but I don't want to say," Trump replied. "Besides you, who won the debate tonight,"...
  • Madeline Albright: 'Special Place in Hell' For Women Who Don't Vote For Hillary

    02/06/2016 5:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 139 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin referred to Madeline Albright's somewhat well-known saying, found on a Starbucks coffee cup, that "There's a special place in Hell for women who don't help other women." At the time, Albright, who served as Secretary of State under Bill Clinton, huffed: "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics." She naturally followed that statement with an intense political attack on Palin and GOP presidential nominee John McCain. Now that Democrat Hillary...
  • Lame! WashPost Again Claims The Media's Not Partisan, Just Loves a 'Juicy Story'

    02/06/2016 4:16:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post is dragging out one of the oldest and phoniest arguments against the charge of liberal bias, an argument that has all the freshness of four-month-old milk. To sum up in a headline: "The media's biggest bias isn't partisan -- it's for a juicy story." If this claim hadn't been completely obliterated by every juicy thing Bill Clinton did with women he hadn't married, we can apply it to nearly every Obama scandal - especially when journalists try to claim Obama has been "scandal-free." Callum Borchers, the media reporter of the Post political team at "The Fix," starts...
  • Ben Carson blames the media for spreading false information

    02/05/2016 6:39:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    February 5, 2016 | Vanity
    I just received the following email from "Ben Carson for President 2016": **************************************************** "Politics is a nasty business. It's why so many Americans, including me, have been disillusioned. Personal ambition and conflict are often valued more than honesty, substance and solutions. I'm running for President because it's time for accountability and integrity, and the only way we can make a difference is for all of us as citizens to take a stand. That includes holding the media to account when it spreads false or misleading information -- which is what CNN did at the start of the Iowa Caucuses on...
  • Santorum to ‘reassess’ presidential campaign - as any sub-Carson candidate should

    02/04/2016 4:13:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/16 | Robert Laurie
    All sub-Carson candidates, the exit is waiting for you... UPDATE: This piece originally ran with a photo that failed to place an ‘X’ over John Kasich’s face. We apologize for any trauma this may have caused. According to the Des Moines Register, Rick Santorum is doing something he should have done before announcing his candidacy. That is, rethink his candidacy. I’m honestly not sure who convinced Rick Santorum that he should mount a presidential bid in the first place but, clearly, it was not the best idea. Santorum had a disastrous showing in Iowa, receiving only about 1% of the...
  • It's the Negativity, Stupid

    01/28/2016 9:28:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Michael Reagan
    Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me. Why, after watching Hillary and Bernie go after each other's left-liberal throats, would anyone ever want to vote for either one of them? They had nothing but rotten things to say about the other. Hillary's too cozy with Wall Street. Bernie's too soft on the NRA and naive about negotiating with Iran. Hillary's insufficiently progressive and takes obscene speaking fees from Goldman Sachs. Bernie's expensive progressive ideas will never make it in the real world. Etc. Etc. The Democrat debate...
  • Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'

    01/24/2016 4:54:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd conducted a pretty soft interview with Hillary Clinton on Sunday, especially the way he let Mrs. Clinton get away with suggesting there is no e-mail scandal and “I cannot control what the Republicans leak,” as if the Inspector General of the intelligence community is some kind of Republican plant. Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'Todd left it for the end of the interview, and only asked her if she was “concerned” – the softest possible way of putting it, not the Tim Russert way. Last week you were asked...
  • Alter Compares Obama's Executive Actions on Gun Control to the Emancipation Proclamation

    01/05/2016 7:47:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 5, 2016 | Curtis Houck
    On the Monday night edition of MSNBC's All In, longtime liberal columnist Jonathan Alter reacted to President Obama's executive actions on gun control by comparing it to President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and remarking how heartbreaking it was for Obama to have met with the families of Sandy Hook victims and "see those six-year-olds stacked up like cord wood." Host Chris Hayes began the segment with a number of soundbites from the President and Republican presidential candidates opposed to the move before remarking: "While the substantive reason to be concerned about guns seems clear, in a country where...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cruz Says Attacks Show That Other Campaigns Are 'Panicking'

    01/04/2016 2:56:01 PM PST · by Isara · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 4 2016 | Hallie Jackson, Vaughn Hillyard and Carrie Dann
    BOONE, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz dismissed attacks against his record and his personal style Monday, suggesting that his political rivals are "panicking" as the Iowa caucuses approach. Watch the video at the link. (Ted Cruz Not Getting Drawn Into 'Muck' of Personal Attacks 0:27) "Listen, politicians behave a certain way when they are panicking," he told NBC in an exclusive interview aboard his campaign bus. "And they engage in attacks, they engage in personal attacks, that's human nature. I understand that. I am not going to get drawn into that muck." *** Tune in to NBC Nightly...
  • More Choose Ted Cruz

    12/23/2015 10:22:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Arthur Shaper
    US Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz is gaining support from erstwhile conservatives worried about his "numbers" problem. What? Polling suggests that Cruz is a favorite with the base, but everyone else hates him. Really? How many wonks were jumping in their seats when they learned that a Republican won the Governor's seat in Maryland? How about the near miss in Virginia, where former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie nearly unseated Mark Warner? His polls were dead wrong in Virginia. So, what is all this nonsense about "unelectable" Cruz? Polling has become a volatile art at best, as prospective voters get...
  • The GOP Primary: The Good, the Bad, and the Annoying

    12/21/2015 5:01:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 201 | Kurt Schlichter
    The blobby Republican primary field is finally beginning to take shape, but sadly that shape is a mushroom cloud. For Donald Trump and his fans, that's a metaphor that refers to a nuclear explosion. You people seem to think that knowing about H-bomb stuff means you are part of the Great GOP Establishment Conspiracy. This is the week we learned that knowing about the nuclear triad is unnecessary. You only have to know that "nuclear, the power, the devastation, is very important…." I was in Vegas for the debate, and the main takeaway is that it's better to watch it...
  • Ted Cruz 'For a Time Such as This'

    12/20/2015 8:39:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 183 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I've never formally endorsed a candidate in any presidential primary. This time the stakes are too high not to. Look around. The world is on fire and the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, not to mention the GOP's Obama-enabling RINO establishment, are playing with gasoline. And so, while he's been among my top picks all along, I am now proud to publicly endorse for president of the United States Sen. Ted Cruz, the man who best personifies the anti-establishment, principle over perceived pragmatism, survival over political correctness mood of the American electorate. I believe, God willing, that Sen....
  • GOP Debate Number 5

    12/17/2015 12:47:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Each of the Republican presidential candidates brings something good to the race for the GOP nomination and some things not so good. In the fifth and final GOP debate of the year, the candidates on the main stage, and even a few on the "undercard," presented ideas and positions that many Republican voters would consider far better than those we have now under the president we have now. Donald Trump continued to channel Republican voter anger on several issues, including the feeling that the U.S. is no longer "great," a word Trump does not define, but which resonates with the...
  • The Timing Is Right For a Populist Surge

    12/09/2015 6:02:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Candidates in the U.S. presidential race would be wise to pay attention to what's happening in France. Over the weekend, France's so-called "far-right" National Front won 27.7 percent of the national vote in the first of two regional election rounds. Anyone looking at this result through a strictly ideological lens risks oversimplifying it. An iceberg doesn't just appear overnight. When it finally breaks through the water's surface, it's only after a long period of ignored growth. More than anything, the surge reflects the public's increasing hunger for three things: lucidity vis-A -vis the country's problems, authenticity of expression,...
  • Down 12 Points, Trump Has Biggest Poll-to-Poll Decline in Months

    11/28/2015 7:43:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 105 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Is Trump-mentum finally slowing down? While this is only one poll and the GOP establishment is still in panic mode over Trump's continued lead, a Reuters/Ipsos survey released Friday shows the GOP frontrunner lost 12 points in less than a week, "his largest single poll-to-poll drop since he took the primary lead in July," The Hill reports. The rolling poll, which was conducted from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27, still has the real estate mogul at the top, finding favor among 31 percent of Republicans. However, support for Trump is down from a peak of 43 percent, which was registered...
  • Sound and Fury: A Tale Told by a Populist

    11/24/2015 6:11:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    The Wall Street Journal calls it populism ("Populism Rises in GOP Race," Page 1, November 12, 2015), but you could just as well describe populism as what it has always been since it was all the rage -- and I mean rage -- as it swept the Great Plains in the wilder years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. How begin to describe the wild mix called populism? Among its many ingredients: know-nothingism, conspiracy theories, anti-Catholic and anti- Semitic feeling, and the xenophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-foreigner, and just about anti-everything else. Except the kind of anti-Us feelings fueled by...
  • Cruz's Immigration Plan: Timely Remedy for Amnesty and Syrian Refugee Crisis

    11/19/2015 2:24:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 203 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    It's official! Sen. Ted Cruz's immigration plan trumps Trump's! I expected that the unveiling of his plan would take a back seat to the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, France, and rightfully so. However, in lieu of the chaos, presidents will be forced to make many decisions during their tenure that will affect the safety and security of the American people. The Paris attack gave us a chance to see how our candidates would respond if an event like that occured during their administration. In a world with an ever increasing threat of an ISIS attack, immigration is no longer...
  • NBC Tries (and Fails) to Make Story on Ben Carson's Friend a Mountain of a Molehill Story

    11/13/2015 9:07:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 13, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    On Thursday night and Friday morning, NBC News tried their best to go after Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson by attempting to make a mountain out of a molehill of his relationship with a man who was convicted nearly a decade ago of insurance fraud while ignoring the ongoing investigation of Hillary Clinton over her private e-mail server. Even though competitors ABC and CBS didn’t cover this story, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt hyped on Thursday that “Republican frontrunner Ben Carson is facing new questions about his friendship with a convicted felon. NBC Tries (and Fails) to Make...
  • Surge of Democratic Turnout Has Yet to Appear

    11/10/2015 6:46:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You don't have to wander long in the liberal commentariat to find projections that the Republican Party is in a death spiral, doomed by demographics, discredited by the dissension among House Republicans, disenchanted with its experienced presidential candidates and despised by the great mass of voters. There is something to be said for each of these propositions -- and yet Republican candidates keep winning elections, as in recent contests in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Virginia. Admittedly, the first three of these states have been solidly Republican in recent presidential and congressional elections, and Americans have increasingly been straight-ticket voters. But...
  • How polling poisoned the political well

    11/08/2015 3:41:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Has political polling reached the end of the line? While some won’t find it as terribly shocking anymore, the polls in Kentucky which had previously been considered among the most reliable missed the Bevin win in the governor’s race by a wide margin. This wasn’t the first time either. The last few cycles down there saw the Bluegrass Poll taking one hit after another and they responded this week with something of an apology. The wide gulf between the results of Tuesday’s election races and the most recent Bluegrass Poll is a source of frustration for the Herald-Leader and its...
  • 20 Questions Conservatives Would Love To See Asked At The Next Democrat Debate

    11/06/2015 9:37:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7. 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) Hillary Clinton, your husband has had numerous affairs, has had sex with an intern and he settled a sexual harassment case with Paula Jones. Incidentally, there are far worse accusations than that against him that haven't been proven. So, isn't it fair to say that your husband is part of the war on women? 2) Hillary Clinton, in the first debate, you said you were proud to have drug companies and health insurance companies as your enemies. However, your campaign and the Clinton Foundation have received millions of dollars from both industries. Will you be giving that money back?...
  • Carl Bernstein: Hillary Clinton Will Murder Benghazi Committee

    10/18/2015 2:58:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 18, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    During an appearance on CNNs Reliable Sources Sunday, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein trashed the Benghazi committee ahead of Hillary Clintons testimony and insisted the Democrat will murder them because it has been a witch hunt. It has been partisan. It's great opportunity for her. Bernstein also praised Clintons debate performance as her greatest moment in this campaign which has been a disaster for her up until the debate but ultimately admitted I don't think that a reset button was successfully hit. We're still back to these basic questions about her truthfulness about the server, the foundation, about the FBI investigation.
  • Small-dollar donors flock to Trump, help power his campaign

    10/18/2015 8:02:06 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 40 replies
    Associated Press via WHIG.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | By JILL COLVIN
    Donald Trump likes to boast about his enormous wealth and how he doesn't need anyone else's money to pay for his presidential campaign. That hasn't stopped tens of thousands of people from chipping in with checks as small as $10 to let the Republican candidate know they're behind him.
  • The July 5th problem: Trump will solve it

    10/16/2015 10:15:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/16/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Of course Donald Trump is doing very well and doesnt need any help; but the way he is mopping the floor with the other guys could actually present a small but real problem on his march to victory. Those who have run local political campaigns, say for County Executive, have likely experienced or seen the problem of dealing with the down time between the county committees endorsement in April or May and the real campaign against a Democrat that starts unofficially the day after Labor Day. This can be called the July 5th problem. If there is excitement about your...
  • The Friday Filibuster: Chaos on Capitol Hill

    10/09/2015 5:58:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Friday Filibuster: The one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about this week in politics.Closing Numbers12: The number of Christians ISIS executed in recent attacks for refusing to renounce faith.9: The number of people who died in South Carolinas historic floods.$20,000: The amount of taxpayer dollars one ATF agent stole after submitting fraudulent work hours.16% of New Hampshire Republicans would vote for Fiorina, meaning she came in second place and is gaining on Trump. 42%: The amount deportations have dropped since 2012. 30% of Americans still have a very favorable view of Planned Parenthood, despite theundercover video investigation. 42%...
  • Governor Jindals Bold Reform Plan Slashes Revenue to DC, Abolishes the Corporate Income Tax

    10/09/2015 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Give him credit. Most elected officials are content to tinker at the edges, but Governor Jindal of Louisiana actually wants to solve problems. Look what hes done, for instance, on fiscal policy. He sought to abolish his states personal income tax, a step that would havedramatically boosted the states competitiveness. That effort stalled, but he actually has been successful in curtailing state spending. Hes amassed one of the best records for frugality of all governors seeking the GOP presidential nomination. And hes now joined the list of presidential candidates seeking to rewrite the internal revenue code. Since weve already reviewed...
  • What Facebook Likes Reveal About Your GOP Candidates Chances

    10/06/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | Carl Jackson
    After left-wing media went crazy over Dr. Ben Carson's comments about whether or not he'd vote for a Muslim president a few weeks ago, and he gained 100,000 new Facebook "Likes" as a result, I decided to begin tracking how many new Facebook followers each of the GOP candidates were attracting weekly. What I found may surprise you. Candidates perceived as part of the "establishment," such as Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki had surprisingly few followers considering their name recognition and experience. My initial research revealed Jeb Bush had the most followers amongst the...
  • Hillary the Hypocrite

    09/19/2015 8:58:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    In a new web advertisement released this week, Hillary Clinton expresses solidarity with victims of sexual assault. She implores those who have been abused not to let anyone silence your voice. You have a right to be heard. You have a right to be believed. Were with you. So, Hillary Clinton, a willing participant in the 1992 Clinton for President Campaigns plan to handle bimbo eruptions, is supposedly concerned about victims of sexual assault. She is so skilled at lying that she does not realize the hypocrisy so evident in her new campaign message. In defending her husband from the...
  • Is Joe Biden Really the Answer to Democrats' Problems?

    09/16/2015 5:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    The wheels haven't come off Hillary Rodham Clinton's bus quite yet, but they're getting wobblier. Hence the Joe Biden boomlet. As a columnist, never mind as a conservative, I think it's a fantastic idea. (A Biden vs. Trump debate would cause a national popcorn shortage.) But is Biden really the answer to the Democrats' problem? That depends. As with any malady, the right treatment hinges on the correct diagnosis. You don't recommend better diet and exercise for a shark bite. Biden is a treatment for one symptom, not the whole disease. The latest ABC/Washington Post poll numbers underscore the continuing...
  • The Most Important Piece Of Advice For Republicans Running for President

    09/15/2015 5:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Here are the current rules of the political game in America. When Democrats are in office, they move the country to the Left as quickly as possible. When Republicans are in office, the country still moves to the Left, albeit more slowly; so the GOP can claim its "gotten something done." Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been caught in enough scandals, committed enough gaffes and made enough mistakes to destroy any Republican ten times over; yet they've gotten a pass. Meanwhile, Republicans live in holy terror of having their political careers destroyed by having a quote in...
  • (NY TIMES article in #1) Talk in G.O.P. Turns to a Stop Donald Trump Campaign

    09/10/2015 10:41:00 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 92 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | Sept 4, 2015 | By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    Quiet conversations have begun in recent weeks among some of the Republican Partys biggest donors and normally competing factions, all aimed at a single question: How can we stop Donald Trump?
  • The Exhausting Ms. Clinton

    09/03/2015 5:38:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 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 questionit is a statement Ive 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 hes beat the system of free markets. I dont expect most of these people to vote in the actual primary electionsbecause they probably wontbut 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. Hes able to command a room, he is decisive, confident, unapologetic for what he believes, doesnt need to kiss rings and make promises to raise money, and he stands up to an activist media. But campaigns arent run on paper, theyre 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 Trumps life requires constraint. Worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 billion, there is nothing he cant 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 Clintons missing e-mails just keeps getting curious-er and curious-er. And Im 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 Kesslers 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 WalkerAnd 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 hasnt 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. Walkers 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
    Editors note: "2016 Debate Watch" is a running, bi-weekly series. This week weve 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. Thats 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...