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  • "We Just Want People to Vote!" and Other Lies the Democrats Told Me

    05/04/2016 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 5 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | May 4, 2016 | Benny Huang
    White House College Reporter Day took an interesting turn last week when President Obama showed up unannounced to deliver a speech to journalism students on the importance of voting Democrat. He didn't actually tell them to vote Democrat, of course -- he just told them to vote, though there's no doubt which party he was hinting they should vote for. The message was about as subtle as a punch in the face. The students were listening to Press Secretary Josh Earnest drone on and on when the president suddenly burst onto the stage. Earnest feigned surprised because, you know, everything...
  • German Army Has to Leave NATO Exercises Early Because of Overtime Rules

    05/04/2016 2:44:24 PM PDT · by Syncopated · 28 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 5/3/2016 | NMG
    A pair of stories out of Germany today illustrates the persistent gap between the lofty, ambitious rhetoric and small, faltering actions on government and defense in Europe today. The Telegraph reports: German soldiers taking part in a four-week Nato exercise in Norway earlier this year had to leave after just 12 days because they had gone over their overtime limits, it has emerged. Troops have complained to a parliamentary watchdog that they are being forced to spend entire days doing nothing under the new rules. “It can’t be that we can’t fulfil our Nato obligations because of overtime,” Hans-Peter Bertels,...
  • The Primary is Over It's Time to Back Trump

    05/04/2016 9:11:00 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 97 replies
    Other than the possibility of GOP convention shenanigans the primary is over. Trump is the nominee. Yet today on talk radio and in the punditry and elsewhere I see people still saying they won't support him. The most common objections- "Trump is not conservative." Perhaps, but (look them up) his stances on the issues have a big overlap with conservatism. More than Romney or McCain ever had. "He doesn't mean it" When the media went after him for his positions he still stood by them steadfast. Most republicans would have caved under such pressure. Trump did not. "His past is...
  • What Went Wrong for Ted Cruz

    05/04/2016 4:56:00 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 144 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 04, 2016 | Fred Barnes
    What happened to Ted Cruz? A month ago, he won the Wisconsin primary in a landslide and was poised to combat Donald Trump with a fresh burst of enthusiasm. Now he's out of the race and Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Things happened in two cycles, some in recent weeks and others that plagued his campaign from the beginning. As Trump said last night, Cruz is tough and smart. But he made big mistakes as a presidential candidate.
  • Manufacturing Momentum Fades But Export Orders Step Up

    05/04/2016 4:23:47 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 5/02/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index eased to 50.8 in April from 51.8 in March, but it remained positive for a second straight month. Economists had predicted a slight decline to 51.5 amid less-robust reports on regional manufacturing activity last month. Readings above 50 indicate expansion, while those below 50 point to contraction. The undershooting in April largely reflected excess inventories, which may keep keep a lid on the upturn in production in coming months. But the good news for U.S. manufacturing and for corporate earnings is that the dollar continues to lose ground. The U.S. dollar index edged...
  • What Do Government Subsidies Provide? Higher Prices And More Overhead, Mostly

    05/04/2016 4:19:42 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/3/2016 | John Merline
    Former Sen. Phil Graham once quipped that “if you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free.” He said that when President Clinton was, unsuccessfully, trying to get his wife’s Health Security Act through Congress in 1993. Graham was right. While Clinton didn’t get his plan enacted, health care has become increasingly “free” to consumers, as the share they pay out-of-pocket dropped from 47% in 1960, to 23% by 1980 to less than 11% today. This trend has been driven almost entirely by government policies — either through government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, or because of distortions...
  • Archbishop of Cologne: “Whoever Says ‘Yes’ to Church Towers Must Also Say ‘Yes’ to Minarets”

    05/04/2016 4:16:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 4, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Archbishop of Cologne: “Whoever Says ‘Yes’ to Church Towers Must Also Say ‘Yes’ to Minarets” And what real difference is there, anyway? May 4, 2016 Robert Spencer    The Cardinal Archbishop of Cologne, Rainer Maria Woelki, is alarmed. Not by jihad terrorism in Paris and Brussels, or by the Muslim migrants who committed mass rapes and sexual assaults in his city last New Year’s Eve, but by the growing opposition to the Islamization of Europe. He had harsh words for Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of Germany’s new anti-Islamization party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), who said quite correctly...
  • When Hatred of Jews Trumps National Security

    05/04/2016 4:06:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 5/3/2016 | JUDITH BERGMAN
    What is perhaps most conspicuous about the growth of anti-Semitism on the European Left, as exemplified by the current crisis in the British Labour Party, is that it is rising at a time when Europe should be busy with much more pressing issues, such as national security -- particularly in London, where the terrorist threat keeps growing and security officials can barely keep up. It has been less than two months since Islamic terrorists successfully targeted the Brussels airport and the Maelbeek metro station, killing 32 people and wounding many more. And it has been only half a year since...
  • No, Budget Cuts Aren’t Why You’re Waiting Hours To Get Through Airport Security

    05/04/2016 3:47:41 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/4/2016 | Staff
    Bureaucracy: Air travelers are in for a long hot summer. News reports show airport security lines stretching across airports and tell of passengers forced to wait hours for the privilege of taking their shoes and belts off and getting patted down by a TSA agent.
  • Thinking the Unthinkable — A Trump White House Win (Don't Underestimate Trump Alert)

    05/03/2016 8:12:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/03/2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The comforting notion that Trump is so repugnant and repulsive, and that since so many routinely mock and ridicule him as an ego maniacal babbling idiot, that in a head to head contest the smooth, articulate, well-versed consummate policy wonk Clinton will make mincemeat of him in the debates and on the campaign trail. This is dangerous. The proof of that is from the moment that Trump declared his candidacy in June, pundits, much of the media, and the GOP and Democrats laughed him off as cheap, sideshow entertainment who would wilt in the GOP debates, collapse under intense media...
  • Trump's impending nomination means it's time for a third candidate

    05/03/2016 7:43:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 154 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Eliot A. Cohen
    Eliot A. Cohen served in the Defense and State departments in the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations, respectively. It's over. Donald Trump, a man utterly unfit for the position by temperament, values and policy preferences, will be the Republican nominee for president. He will run against Hillary Clinton, who is easily the lesser evil but is trailed by clouds of scandal and misconduct and whose party's left wing poses its own threats to liberties of speech, religion, enterprise and association. It is time for a third candidate, and probably for a third party.
  • Denying the Obvious: Our Tax Dollars at Work at the NCTC

    05/03/2016 10:13:29 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 3 May 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    I just got through reading the US National Counterterrorism Center’s “Counterterrorism Digest” for 20-26 April 2016. I am posting this to make a point. The Digest is 18 pages long and contains information on terrorist incidents and the like from around the world. But perhaps the Digest is more significant for what it does NOT include than for what it includes.
  • Leftist Violence & Double Standards

    05/03/2016 4:00:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 3, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Leftist Violence & Double Standards When will the media decry the culture of violence of Clinton and Sanders' supporters? May 3, 2016 Ari Lieberman    The so-called “mainstream” national media has developed a penchant for focusing on violence originating from certain quarters while all but ignoring hooliganism emanating from others. The disparity in treatment is due primarily to an agenda being pushed by leftist elements within the media establishment, including, but not limited to, MSNBC and the New York Times. Violence emanating from Trump supporters buttresses a false narrative that many within the establishment media wish to propagate; namely...
  • Clinton Was Never Intended to be the Democrat Nominee(Trojan Horse for Stealth Candidate Biden)

    05/02/2016 10:58:12 AM PDT · by quesney · 71 replies
    Former speaker of the House John Boehner recently spoke ill of fellow Republican Ted Cruz in a Q&A at Stanford University. His comments likening the candidate to "Lucifer in the flesh" got all the media attention, leaving this virtually unreported: Boehner's comments also included a reference to the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was at the State Department, speculating on what might happen if the scandal widens. "Don't be shocked … if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it...
  • Make Colleges Back Up Their Student Loans

    05/02/2016 8:48:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | May 2, 2016 | PAUL KUPIEC & RYAN NABIL
    ... The key to controlling costs and student-debt burdens is to require colleges themselves to have “skin in the game” so they have strong incentives not only to provide a good education, but also to safeguard the financial solvency of their graduates. Colleges should be required to offer all students the first tranche of their funding. The funding could be an ISA or a student loan, but in either case, the student’s future payments on these obligations must be subordinate to all outside student-loan obligations. In other words, federal student loans must be paid before loans or ISA reimbursements are...
  • Donald Trump’s anti-interventionist foreign policy causes a panic among the warmongers

    05/02/2016 7:03:41 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 31 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/2/2016 | Bob Livingstone
    Donald Trump continues to make establishment heads explode. The foreign policy prescription he laid out in a speech hosted by The National Interest magazine last week was more Ron Paulian than neocon, and for that it drew ridicule – like everything Trump does – from the Republican establishment, mainstream media talking heads and foreign policy “experts” whose policies, ideas and opinions have the world in flames and edging us closer and closer to all-out World War III. Trump promised his foreign policy would be non-interventionist to a certain degree, with the idea that the U.S. could “live peacefully and in...
  • The Biggest Election Deception-current polling tells us nothing about who will win in November

    05/02/2016 3:43:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 29, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Why current polling tells us nothing about who will win the presidential race in November. We hear a lot of talk about the November election especially from John Kasich who has lost 45 of 46 primary contests but stays in the race because he’s the only Republican who beats Hillary head on in the polls. “Remember this,” Kasich told Fox, “I’m beating Hillary Clinton in every single poll… I’m the only one with the positive ratings so we ought to be focusing on what happens in the fall not just who wins the nomination.” But as Kasich knows - and...
  • Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist-American lives don't matter

    05/02/2016 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 56 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-2-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist American lives don’t matter. May 2, 2016 Daniel Greenfield    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep...
  • Why Trump is the Real Deal...My Dear Friends, please watch and share...

    05/01/2016 1:18:15 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 79 replies
    WRECKED AS ^ | 5/1/2016 | nikos1121
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  • Clarice Feldman: Pundit of the Week: Rich Danker

    05/01/2016 10:42:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 1, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    I read hundreds of articles and posts every week in an effort to distill for you those that I think are the most informative. This week, there is only one clear choice, the memo Rich Danker (Lone Star Committee Founder) wrote and which William Kristol republished in edited form in the Weekly Standard: It explains better than anyone else has the reason for Donald Trump’s front-runner status, dissecting what has been a strategically brilliant campaign. It’s worth your time to read if you seek to understand this year’s Republican primary. As well it should be considered a template for future...
  • The Inevitable Mr. Trump

    05/01/2016 8:25:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    National Interest ^ | APRIL 28,2017 | Conrad Black
    The election of Donald Trump as president is now a very reasonable possibility. Among its effects would be a salutary house-cleaning of the federal government, a process of renewal that would doubtless have lapses of taste and judgment, but that would revitalize American public life. The Bush dynasty was an accident of continuity following the very successful Reagan presidency, and it came to have a stifling influence on the Republican Party. The premature defeat of George H. W. Bush by Bill Clinton led to the even more precarious myth of the Bush-Clinton co-dynasty, as there was no excuse for Clinton...
  • Newt Gingrich: Wake up, Republicans – It’s either Trump or Clinton. Cruz and Kasich are finished.

    04/30/2016 7:14:51 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 47 replies
    powdered wig society ^ | April 28, 2016 | Thomas Madison
    With a #NeverTrump hashtag and a growing list of high-profile people and groups declaring that they will never support Donald Trump as the nominee of the Republican Party, the effort to block Trump from winning the nomination is gaining force. But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday previewed what he said will be the single most effective argument for strong-arming anti-Trump Republicans back into the fold if he is the nominee. "You are either going to elect Hillary Clinton who will, I think, be the most corrupt president in American history, or you're going to help elect Donald Trump,"...
  • Dear Mainstream Media, Don't You Dare Whitewash Anti-Trump Violence

    04/30/2016 9:56:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | April 29,2016 | by DAVID FRENCH
    Just imagine for a moment the shrieking outrage if Trump supporters had tried to flip a car outside a Hillary Clinton rally. Imagine the fury at the sight of a bloody man wearing a Hillary shirt. So how did the mainstream media cover the anti-Trump riot? Hot Air’s Larry O’Connor has the details: Check out the LA Times headline: Protests rage outside Trump rally in Orange County; 17 arrested, police car smashed. Maybe it’s me, but if your headline includes the phrase: “police car smashed,” perhaps you should go ahead and call it a riot and not the benign and...
  • The One Thing Worse Than Trump

    04/30/2016 1:05:37 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | Gail Collins
    Ted Cruz continues to astound. Every time it appears he can’t get more awful, he finds a new avenue, like a ground mole sniffing out a beetle. Right now, he’s in Indiana, trying to save his presidential career by ranting about transgender people and bathrooms.
  • The Mask Comes Off: Putrefaction Most Foul

    04/30/2016 5:47:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 87 replies
    Fred On Everything ^ | 4/29/2016 | Fred Reed
    I love it: Donald Trump’s campaign reveals the establishment for what it is, a swamp of corruption as fetid as those of Latin America. It is better entertainment than Vaudeville. The frantic scramble to rig the primaries, change the rules, and thwart the voters–anything to defend their cozy entanglement of political tapeworms–makes absurd any pretense of democracy. This morning in the Drudge Report: “Trump Highest Number of Republican Voters in History.” Who do the Republicans want to get rid of? Trump. On the same page a poll reports Trump tied with Hillary nationally. Who do the Republicans want to get...
  • Don’t kill the candidate

    04/29/2016 9:47:47 AM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 52 replies
    I would like to conclude my week of blogging with a call to action. If no candidate wins a majority in the electoral college, the House of Representatives will choose our next president in a “contingent election,” from among the top three candidates. This is a much less remote possibility than usual this year. As I explained on Monday, there is no way to replace a candidate who dies in a contingent election. This would disenfranchise an entire side of the election, so it provides an unfortunately heightened incentive for assassins. We don’t award assassins this prize at any other...
  • The Dr. Jekyll To Mr. Hyde Transformation Of Title IX

    04/29/2016 8:21:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    ... Title IX has now become a “juggernaut” in the words of NYU law professor Richard Epstein. He explains in this Hoover Institution article that extremely zealous bureaucrats have abused the law (specifically, the Administrative Procedure Act) to impose their own ideas of what the language “be subjected to discrimination” means. They have managed to turn it into a justification for federal intervention into every aspect of college life that somehow involves sex. Epstein highlights the amazing case of Colorado State – Pueblo student Grant Neal, who was suspended by the school after a consensual sexual relationship. The woman who...
  • Tactics (Ping list)

    04/29/2016 5:00:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Mike Adams
    It is beyond dispute that the left is winning the current culture war and doing so by a landslide. In response to this reality I’ve heard many conservatives say we just need to start making better arguments for our positions. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are not losing because our arguments are inferior. We are losing because of tactics rather than substance. Put simply, the left has learned how to do two things: 1) Control the language in the national debate 2) Get their ideas disseminated and accepted without any evidentiary basis.There is one Christian apologist who...
  • AT LAST, AMERICA FIRST!

    04/28/2016 4:29:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 4-28-16 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. The old order in this capital city is on the way out. America is crossing a great divide, and there is no going back. Donald Trump’s triumphant march to the nomination in Cleveland, virtually assured by his five-state sweep Tuesday, confirms it, as does his foreign policy address of Wednesday. Two minutes into his speech before the Center for the National Interest, Trump declared that the “major and overriding theme” of his administration will be – “America first.” Right down...
  • Adriana Cohen: Carly Fiorina no lifeboat for a fast-sinking Ted Cruz campaign

    04/28/2016 4:05:54 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 28, 2016 | Adriana Cohen
    The panic level in the Cruz campaign has hit Titanic levels — as in Ted’s about to hit the iceberg. His clumsy alliance with John Kasich over the weekend was embarrassing enough and now naming Carly Fiorina as a running mate is wishful thinking. Can’t Cruz count? Donald Trump has 987 delegates to Ted’s 562, as of today. The tally to win the GOP nomination on the first ballot is 1,237. By the time the Trump jet lands in Cleveland for the July 18 convention, the race will be long over. Cruz is grabbing for any headline he can...
  • Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, pens open letter to Will Ferrell

    04/28/2016 4:04:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 110 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Patti Davis, daughter of late President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, penned an open letter Thursday to Will Ferrell, criticizing the actor for agreeing to play the 40th president in an upcoming satirical film about his battle with dementia. “I saw the news bulletin — as did everyone — that you intend to portray my father in the throes of Alzheimer’s for a comedy that you are also producing,” Ms. Davis, a former actress, wrote in her blog. “Perhaps you have managed to retain some ignorance about Alzheimer’s and other versions of dementia. Perhaps if you knew more, you would...
  • Your Daughter Must Share a Restroom With a Man, and You Will Be Compelled to Agree

    04/28/2016 4:54:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 4-21-2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The rules of bigotry, according to the left, represent a constantly shifting kaleidoscope of nonsense. This week, we learned that if you don't want your small daughter sharing a restroom with a man who thinks he is a woman, you are a bigot; if you are a woman who is uncomfortable with a man who thinks he is a woman whipping out his male genitalia to urinate in front of you, you are a bigot; if you are a religious person who doesn't want to participate in an activity you consider sinful, you are a bigot. Conversely, if you are...
  • Tucker Carlson Warns GOP Elite at RedState: You Give “The Finger” To Your Base “At Your Peril”

    04/27/2016 5:13:21 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Salon.com ^ | WEDNESDAY, APR 27, 2016 11:13 CDT | WEDNESDAY, APR 27, 2016 11:13 AM CDT
    Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson appeared on America’s Newsroom on Wednesday to speak to host Martha MacCallum about what would happen if — as even House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to rule out — the Republican Party does not accept Donald Trump as its nominee this summer in Cleveland. Carlson singled out RedState for attacking Trump’s voters as “diseased” and “probably on Oxycontin” or “secretly liberal,” but insisted that such talk is inherently counterproductive. “He is on track to receive more votes than any Republican nominee ever,” Carlson began. “He’s already surpassed Mitt Romney’s number in 2012.” He was...
  • Bernie Sanders Is Right: The US Is Already a Socialist Country [Rev 13]

    04/27/2016 1:35:11 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 12/4/2015 | Ryan McMaken
    [...] Sanders is wrong about the New Deal "putting people to work" since their government-funded activity did nothing to create wealth or end the depression. The Depression lasted until 1945. And the New Deal certainly isn't "the foundation of the middle class" which grew and thrived in the second half of the 19th century. However, when he classifies the New Deal programs that dominate US policy today as "socialist," Sanders is absolutely correct. In fact, if a democratic socialist of the 19th century were to get into a time machine and travel to the modern United States, he'd be forced...
  • A SLOW-TALKER AND A HOMELESS GUY WALK INTO A BAR ...

    04/27/2016 2:27:31 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 59 replies
    Ann Coulter.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    A SLOW-TALKER AND A HOMELESS GUY WALK INTO A BAR ... April 27, 2016 Apparently, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time. After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month -- only the fourth actual election he's won -- voters decided to give him a second look. But two seconds after people said, "OK, let's give this guy a try," he cratered. You might say a little of Ted Cruz goes a long way. Voters can't stand Cruz any more than his Senate...
  • Temple Mount

    04/27/2016 1:44:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Primack News ^ | 27/4/16 | Eleutheria5
    Here's my debut broadcast. The fun continues.
  • Letter: What blacks want from white allies

    04/27/2016 1:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 80 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/25/16 | Nielsen
    To The Editor, Two weeks ago the “Stand Against Racism” program presented a panel of black activists at the Honors College to talk about their experiences with prejudice. During the Q & A period an audience member asked the panelists what they wanted from whites who wanted to be allies to people of color. They didn’t have to think for more than a moment before the answers came pouring forth. This is what I managed to jot down (paraphrased): Come to our events. Share our social media postings and flyers. Link your organizations with ours. Don’t come to us looking...
  • UMass Amherst students throw temper tantrum at free speech event

    04/27/2016 12:41:34 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 24 replies
    Campus Reform Reporter ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | Peter Fricke and Anthony Gockowski
    <p>Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst set a new high for hysteria Monday night at an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steven Crowder.</p> <p>The event was intended to be a forum and discussion about the use of political correctness on campus, but degenerated into a shouting match as protesters sought to drown out the speakers with cries of "hate speech" and, less imaginatively....</p>
  • What Trump Saw and Cruz Did Not

    04/27/2016 11:07:30 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 86 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/26/16 | Rich Danker by way of Bill Kristol
    From: Rich Danker, Lone Star Committee founder Date: April 24, 2016 Re: The 2016 Republican race For those of you who have supported the Lone Star Committee's independent expenditures and operations, I want to give you an overview of what we did, how it contrasted with other organizations' efforts, and most importantly, how and why I believe the race has run its course with Donald Trump besting Ted Cruz as the presumptive GOP nominee. This includes an analysis of Cruz and Trump's respective strategies, especially in the critical early voting states where we played a role.
  • And Then There Were Two: I tell you why Trump exceeded expectations and also rate strategy

    04/27/2016 9:36:51 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 6 replies
    dilbert.com ^ | April 27th, 2016 | Scott Adams
    And Then There Were Two Posted April 27th, 2016 @ 8:09am in #Trump Hillary Clinton effectively sealed her nomination last night. And Donald Trump almost certainly did the same, winning five states by larger margins than the polls and the pundits expected. Why did Trump exceed expectations? Probably lots of small reasons added together. But I’ll call out a few from the field of persuasion. 1. Trump’s “lyin’ Ted” linguistic kill shot is working its magic. 2. The so-called “rigged” nomination process has energized voters against the establishment. (Calling the primary system “rigged” was one of Trump’s best persuasion moves...
  • And Then There Were Two (Candidates Trump & Hillary)

    04/27/2016 8:54:52 AM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Dilbert ^ | 4/27/2016 | Scott Adams
    Hillary Clinton effectively sealed her nomination last night. And Donald Trump almost certainly did the same, winning five states by larger margins than the polls and the pundits expected. Why did Trump exceed expectations? Probably lots of small reasons added together. But I’ll call out a few from the field of persuasion. 1. Trump’s “lyin’ Ted” linguistic kill shot is working its magic. 2. The so-called “rigged” nomination process has energized voters against the establishment. (Calling the primary system “rigged” was one of Trump’s best persuasion moves of all time.) 3. Trump’s dominant win in New York state made him...
  • It’s Trump’s Nomination To Lose (Well, at least if he wins Indiana.)

    04/27/2016 8:37:22 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 43 replies
    fivethirtyeight.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | By Nate Silver
    Tuesday night went about as well as possible for Donald Trump. Two weeks ago, we issued a series of delegate projections that included something called a “path-to-1,237” projection, a set of targets that would allow Trump to clinch a delegate majority without having to rely on uncommitted delegates. With Trump’s terrific results in New York last week and even better ones in the five states that voted on Tuesday, Trump is running a little ahead of that path. Based on provisional results,1 it looks as though Trump will sweep every pledged delegate in Maryland (as a result of winning every...
  • The Unfavorability Illusion

    04/27/2016 6:47:10 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 65 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | April 26th, 2016 @ 9:58am | Scott Adams
    Now let’s talk about Trump’s sky-high unfavorability rating that hovers around 70%. Trump haters use that figure as their last hope. No one can get elected with such high negatives, they say. That is cognitive dissonance. And it is one of the cleanest examples you will ever see. I’ll tell you why. ... When the race gets down to a clean Trump versus Clinton contest, and people realize there are no other options, the comparison changes. Trump wins the matchup against “crooked Hillary” with ease, based on skill, not policies. You haven’t even imagined that contest yet. Your brain won’t...
  • After Trump's sweep, does Cruz-Kasich Hail Mary have a prayer?

    04/27/2016 5:43:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 26 Apr 16 | April 26, 2016
    The wins help Trump not only in terms of delegates, but also give the billionaire bragging rights and the ability to rhetorically sidelinehis rivals. On Tuesday he said about the primary race: “As far as I’m concerned it’s over.” The Cruz-Kasich strategy had already been facing difficulties. Shortly after the plan was announced, Kasich undercut the strategy Monday, saying “I’ve never told [supporters] not to vote for me. They ought to vote for me.” He sought to downplay the strategy as well, describing it as “not a big deal.” Kasich’s struggling campaign was dealt another blow when it was revealed...
  • How Donald Trump Dominated Tuesday’s Primaries (Acela Primary Alert)

    04/26/2016 11:05:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2016 | Philip Bump
    rump has won every state touching any of the states that voted on Tuesday, save Ohio. Rhode Island and Connecticut are hemmed in by New York and Massachusetts, which Trump won by 35 and 31 points, respectively. Maryland and Delaware are closer to Virginia, which Trump won by a narrower margin -- but that was back on (the original) Super Tuesday, when Marco Rubio was around to chew up 32 percent of the vote. Geographically, this is Trump territory. If you wanted to drive from Trump Tower to any point in the five states, the most it would take you...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • Ted Cruz: The Walking Ghost

    04/26/2016 6:35:03 PM PDT · by drewh · 115 replies
    Ted Cruz is a walking ghost. In deadly radiation poisoning, this term describes the symptomless period that may follow immediate nausea, right before the immune system shuts down. Cruz has already lost the nomination, it's just that he and the so-called 'Never-Trumps' are yet to realize it. When awareness dawns, the agony will be fast, acute, and terminal. Cruz's exposure came from his pyrrhic Colorado victory; his nausea followed the New York primary last week; and the Cruz-Kasich deal finalized on Sunday heralds his final demise. The Colorado Incident: In 2013, the Republican National Committee changed its rules to require...
  • Don't Suggest to Hillary She Could Ever Be Behind in Votes

    During MSNBC's town hall with Hillary Clinton, Rachel Maddow made the mistake of suggesting Clinton could ever in the future be behind Bernie Sanders in the delegate count. "That was June 7, 2008 when you got out of the race and endorsed President Obama. June 7, 2016 will be the California primary, this year. Is that when—if you're ahead in the vote, if you're ahead in pledged delegates—" Clinton interrupted. "I am ahead in the vote Rachel! I am way ahead in the vote! I mean... Now wait a minute. I have the greatest respect for Senator Sanders. But really,...
  • Italy’s universities bow to Islam and boycott Israel

    04/25/2016 4:52:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:13 AM | Giulio Meotti
    An Italian academic appeal to boycott Israeli universities succeeded in obtaining 336 signatures. Of these teachers and researchers, a tenth come from the University of Bologna. But in this oldest university in Europe, no one has shown enough concern to raise a moral issue about the big deal that the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna has just signed with Saudi Arabia. Not only that, but some of the protagonists of this academic pact appear in the appeal against the Israeli teachers. It should have been enough to read the report of Freedom House on Saudi universities to figure that maybe...
  • A Political Attack On Free Speech And Privacy Thwarted -- For Now

    04/25/2016 2:18:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 25, 2016 | George Leef
    <p>Most “Progressives” believe that opposition to their plans for a government with the power to create the perfect society is essentially illegitimate. Therefore, they seldom hesitate to use any means they can to delegitimize, defund, and defeat conservatives and libertarians. For many, the weapon of choice is to misuse the law, turning it into a sword that can be used to cut down the opposition.</p>