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  • WOW! Paid Hillary Protester Met with National Review Editor to Plot How to Take Down Trump

    05/25/2016 12:59:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    Thw Gateway Pundt ^ | 5/25/16 | Jim Hoft
    PAID HILLARY PROTESTER MET WITH NATIONAL REVIEW EDITOR RICH LOWRY TO DISCUSS HOW TO DEFEAT TRUMP! Rich Lowry is the editor of the so-called conservative magazine National Review. These people aren’t just #NeverTrump – They’ve switched sides. Lowry and Alexander McCoy met “to talk about the #NeverTrump movement” last month. Via Mike Cernovich:
  • ‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is “Libertarian” has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnson’s record is less libertarian than...
  • Rich Lowry, Andrea Tantaros discuss Trump's Iowa loss to Cruz (Video: Lowry taken to task)

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

    05/14/2016 6:36:09 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2016 | Bob Price
    Unlike some of the other former candidates, Rick Perry is keeping his word and has pledged his support for the apparent nominee, Donald Trump. Texas’ longest serving governor is now being attacked for honoring his promise to the voters that he would support the eventual nominee of the party. In September 2015, Gov. Perry was asked in a post-campaign interview if he would support Donald Trump by the Austin American-Statesman’s Jonathan Tilove... Perry’s answer, “Sure. Whoever comes out of that Republican field I’m going to be supporting...” Now, outlets like Red State and National Review are attacking the governor for...
  • Mark Levin Joins Tom Donohue and Sells The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Message

    05/07/2016 7:04:51 PM PDT · by onyx · 66 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 7, 2016 | Sundance
    Radio screamer Mark Levin’s approach at selling his nonsense can be captured within the following quote: If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. If you really make them think, they’ll hate you. ~ Don Marquis Levin’s approach relies on gaslighting an audience into “thinking they’re thinking“. This was never more clear than today when Mark Levin pens an article calling candidate Donald Trump “A Globalist“, and then assembles a word salad of counter-intuitive arguments to prove a ridiculously false assertion.However, there is a profound benefit to seeing Mr. Levin completely remove the mask of his crony-constitutional...
  • Giving Trump His Due

    05/06/2016 7:37:45 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2016 | Rich Lowry
    Every Trump critic had “Oh, hell” moments during the primary season. They were when Donald Trump demonstrated a keen, gut-level political instinct that even an exceptionally talented conventional politician would be hard-pressed to match. An example: During a Republican debate in Florida in February, Trump was asked about former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s comment that his country wouldn’t pay for Trump’s “[expletive deleted] wall.” “The wall just got 10 feet taller,” Trump shot back. The rejoinder was funny and memorable. A Republican senator told me that his cellphone instantly lit up with constituents thrilled at what Trump had said. In...
  • White House admits it played us for fools to sell Iran deal

    05/06/2016 5:51:32 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Congratulations, liberals of the Washington press corps and elite organizations: You’re a bunch of suckers. We all know this because the Obama White House just told us so. In an astounding New York Times piece by David Samuels, senior White House officials gleefully confess they use friendly reporters and nonprofits as public relations tools in the selling of President Obama’s foreign policy — and can do it almost at will because these tools are ignorant, will believe what they’re told, will essentially take dictation and are happy to be used just to get the information necessary for a tweet or...
  • The Man Behind The Hilarious "Conservative Pundit" Parody Account Speaks Out

    05/04/2016 4:18:46 PM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/3/2016 | Scott Greer & Conservative Pundit
    Why are figures at National Review and other places so easy to parody? This is the subject of my upcoming four-volume treatise on how to lose a culture war with class and décorum, so I don’t want to give away too much here, but suffice it to say I don’t think that the problem with respectable conservatism is just that they’re afraid of being called racist or sexist or homophobic. They certainly are afraid of that, yes, but I think that the deeper problem is they’ve fully internalized a whole raft of premises about race, about gender, about “sexual orientation”...
  • Ted Cruz won the Presidency

    05/03/2016 7:32:31 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    RedState ^ | April 20, 2016 | Michael Harrington
    The current real numbers are just fine, Trump was expected to win New York, optimistic news I had received not with standing. Yes Trump got 90 delegates. Yes he did well. Yes Kasich got 5 delegates, his first in how long? Yes yes and yes. And No I am not even bothered. Real Numbers: Cruz 696 Delegates to Trumps 815 Delegates Trump needs to get 422 delegates, out of that list. He loses Montana in full, the 54 in Pennsylvania are gone, Oregon is a wipe for him (he gets 3-6), Washington is already soured to him (maybe 4-6 there),...
  • The Cruz/Rush/National Review strategy - (vanity post)

    05/03/2016 9:35:40 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 89 replies
    I think that I now understand that Cruz and Rush and even the National Review have all been on the same page with a strategy that is about to fail. Let Trump knock out all the other candidates and then Cruz can knock out Trump. It might have worked if Cruz had been more likable but he's Godawful. I've had reservations about Trump from the beginning, but if Phyllis Schlafly's on board, so am I. If Trump morphs into some kind of typical liberal after he becomes president, we'll fire him
  • Andrew Sullivan: Trump a ‘Reality TV A-hole,’ ‘Dangerous Neofascist’

    05/03/2016 3:24:56 AM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball” while discussing his New York Magazine article about Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump entitled “America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny,” the former New Republic editor Andrew Sullivan said Trump was a “reality television asshole,” to which host Chis Matthews apologized to his audience for at the end of the segment.
  • National Review Editor BLAMES TRUMP SUPPORTERS for BLOODY MOB VIOLENCE at California GOP Rallies!

    04/29/2016 4:09:04 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 151 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    In the last 24 hours violent leftist mobs and Open Border thugs smashed police cars, bloodied Trump supporters, mugged Trump supporters, harassed Trump supporters, spit on Trump supporters, and stormed the GOP California Convention. National Review Washington Editor Eliana Johnson blamed the Trump supporters for this mob violence. Eliana Johnson: Well, one really important thing, Neil, is not to confuse where the bad behavior is coming from. Mr. Trump and his campaign have behaved badly in encouraging and fomenting violence inside their rallies. And, these protesters are behaving badly fomenting and encouraging bad behavior outside the rallies. The fact that...
  • The Working-Class Meltdown

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

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

    04/25/2016 5:59:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | April 25, 2016 | HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY & ROGER CLEGG
    In what is likely an unconstitutional state action seemingly calculated to ensure that the purple state of Virginia goes blue in the November election, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) signed an order on Friday restoring the voting rights of 206,000 ex-felons in Virginia, including those convicted of murder, armed robbery, rape, sexual assault, and other violent crimes. The order also restores their right to sit on a jury, become a notary, and even serve in elected office. McAuliffe believes that ex-felons can be trusted to make decisions in the ballot booth and the jury box but apparently not to own a...
  • L.A. Diary: Stoners for Trump, and a Case of ‘Cruz-mentum’

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

    04/21/2016 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/20/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Before we begin debunking, let’s start with the obvious: It was undoubtedly a good night for Trump and unsurprisingly so, as NR’s Henry Olsen predicted on election eve. Trump looks to have taken 90 delegates and 60 percent of the vote, somewhat better than projections, although most election-eve forecasts had him taking at least 85 or so of New York’s 95 delegates (Olsen had him pegged for 87). But despite his victory, Trump got only a very modest bump from New York last night. And despite the breathless TV and print commentary from our New York–centered media, he still faces...
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruz’s team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect he’ll win the lion’s share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So they’ve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they can’t afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesn’t vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isn’t ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • The Shroud of Turin, Authenticated Again

    04/17/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2016 | Myra Adams
    A new study released last week included new evidence that links and further authenticates two holy relics that millions of Christians believe offer physical proof of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But before we explore the research and the relics, let us recall a New Testament passage concerning faith in Christ and the need for physical evidence. I mean the familiar story of “doubting Thomas” (John 20:24–29). The apostle Thomas was absent when the resurrected Christ appeared to some of the apostles. On hearing the astonishing news, Thomas declared, “Unless I see the nail marks in...
  • 'He Can Change': The New York Post Endorses Carol's Boyfriend (satire)

    04/16/2016 6:58:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Carol's boyfriend is a mercurial figure -- a potentially nice guy, but unreliable, dangerous, and married to someone else. Exactly who he is can be hard to make out amid his capriciousness, his lying, and his occasional descents into violence... But he can change. What else to expect from someone who reflects the baser passions? It'll be different when Carol fixes him. It'll be different when he leaves his wife. It'll be different when he kicks the habit. It'll be different when he gets back on his feet again. The therapy will change him. And Carol can learn to stop...
  • Jonah Goldberg: No, I Will Never ‘Come Around’ to Supporting Trump

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

    08/28/2013 3:26:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, we opened yesterday talking about Syria, and I'm not gonna spend much more time on it. I do want to share with you a fascinating quote. To me, this is really fascinating. It's not surprising, but to have it said is momentous. I didn't see this on TV. I didn't have the TV on last night. I was reading John Fund today at National Review Online, and the title of his piece is, "The World Turned Upside Down, Indeed." His point here is about Obama and the Democrats ignoring Congress, in whatever they do with Syria....
  • Trump Wuz Robbed

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

    04/15/2016 7:09:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | April 14, 2016 | Thomas Berry
    As a contested Republican convention grows increasingly likely and the rift between Donald Trump and mainstream Republicans widens into a chasm, the possibility that the losing faction at the convention could mount an independent bid for the presidency remains very real. Such a split in the Republican electorate would normally prove disastrous in a general election, and even the threat of such a run could provide Trump with convention-floor leverage. In a recent article, I proposed that the only way to ensure that such a split does not guarantee Democratic victory would be for Republican-controlled states to change their selection...
  • Ted Cruz’s Wise and Honest Praise for Mitch McConnell

    04/09/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    This is probably just the right balance for Ted Cruz: Senior Republicans have been asking Cruz to apologize to [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell so they can unite behind his bid to defeat Donald Trump. But Cruz did offer some kind words for McConnell Thursday. “Now I will tell you this, I am happy to praise Mitch McConnell and praise him effusively for his stand, along with (Senate Judiciary Chairman) Chuck Grassley, saying we are not going to hold hearings on a replacement” to the Supreme Court, Cruz told Bash. “Mitch McConnell’s doing the right thing, Chuck Grassley’s doing the right thing,...
  • UNREAL. Megyn Kelly Blames TRUMP CAMPAIGN for Michelle Fields Filing Hoax Assault Charges!

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

    04/13/2016 9:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 12, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    The conventional wisdom is that though Ted Cruz can excite the conservative-activist base of the Republican party, he can’t beat Hillary Clinton in a general election. But the recent head-to-head polling tells a different story. Unless your name is George W. Bush, it’s tough to win 270 electoral votes without winning the popular vote. And Cruz is hanging in there against the Democratic front-runner. The RealClearPolitics average puts Clinton at 46.4 percent and Cruz at 43.9 percent; the most recent McClatchy-Marist survey has it a tie. Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, hasn’t led Clinton in any national poll...
  • AWFUL! 16 Cruz-Supporting Female Reporters Sought to Destroy Trump Campaign Manager=> APOLOGIZE NOW

    04/13/2016 6:47:06 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 95 replies
    GP ^ | 4/13/2016 | J Hoft
    Full Title: AWFUL! 16 Cruz-Supporting Female Reporters Sought to Destroy Trump Campaign Manager=> APOLOGIZE NOW YOU WERE WRONG — APOLOGIZE NOW! Cruz Supporters Endorsed an Awful Hoax – They Sought to Destroy an Innocent Man. DISGUSTING! On March 30, 2016 a group of self-righteous Ted Cruz supporters released a prepared statement demanding Donald Trump fire Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski for the media hoax that he assaulted Michelle Fields by walking past her at a Trump event in Jupiter, Florida.The group of “guilty until proven innocent” included S.E. Cupp, Mary Katharine Ham, Dana Loesch, Katie Pavlich and Meghan McCain.These “conservatives” do...
  • White Elites versus White Working Class

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

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

    04/11/2016 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Amntn · 10 replies
    Consevative Treehouse ^ | 4/11/16 | Sundance
    Michigander Charlie LeDuff has produced an amazingly good boots-on-the-ground video which shows how insufferably connected the chattering class of Vichy Republicans have become. LeDuff showcases the disconnect by highlighting a series of articles in National Review, and then actually going to the locales belittled by the NRO staff and talking to the ordinary, hard-working middle class people who live within them. Driving to New York – LeDuff actually interviews the people that NRO is figuratively writing about, the resulting contrast speaks volumes: “Shocked by their support of Donald Trump, some elitist conservative thinkers are calling places like Garbutt, NY pockets...
  • Gap Apologizes for Ad Called ‘Racist’ Because It Features a White Girl Leaning on a Black Girl

    04/10/2016 6:06:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/6/2016 | Katherine Timpf
    Gap actually apologized for an ad that people called racist because it features a white model leaning on a black model — and, apparently, that’s saying that all black girls “can do is bear the weight of White [sic] girls.” Here are just a few of the Tweets expressing the outrage over the ad: (Read tweeted comments at link) And here is Gap’s apology: “As a brand with a proud 46 year history of championing diversity and inclusivity, we appreciate the conversation that has taken place and are sorry to anyone we’ve offended,” Gap spokeswoman Debbie Felix said in...
  • What Personality Research Reveals about Trump Supporters (Can you say the word 'aggressive'?)

    04/06/2016 6:10:26 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 89 replies
    nat review ^ | 4/5/16 | Marc Cenedella
    They tend to share some particular traits. At Knozen, the personality site that I founded, we ask millions of personality questions each month of our more than 1 million users. Given the grip the Trump phenomenon has exerted on the American attention span, we wanted to see the personality differences (and similarities) between those who said they were and were not likely to vote Trump. Digging into the specific answers of more than 4,000 users, we found five differences and some similarities between Trump supporters and non-supporters. The specific results are indicated in bold below and are based on responses...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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