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  • Yuge: Trumpless Debate Earns Higher Ratings Than Last GOP Debate That Included Trump

    01/29/2016 3:58:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2016 | Guy Benson
    That headline is technically accurate: Last night's Trump-free Fox News forum pulled in roughly 12-13 million viewers, better than the 11 million or so who watched the Fox Business debate earlier this month, at which The Donald stood center stage.  Trump out, ratings up!  Well, sort of.  The Des Moines debate was still the second-least watched GOP debate of the cycle (maybe third-least, including online live streams), and many Trump fans -- suddenly highly interested in nuance in context -- are pointing out that the lowest-rated one aired on FBN, which has a smaller footprint than Fox News or CNN nationwide.  True enough, although FBN's November debate...
  • Kid At CNN Town Hall Lets Slip It Was Fraud (VANITY)

    01/25/2016 9:50:53 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    "I can see why THEY gave you this question," says the kid. The version on CNN now cuts out the flub. Scripted questions shared with the candidates ahead of time. So much for the 'town hall'!
  • Trump's campaign manager: If Fox won't remove Megyn Kelly as moderator,

    01/25/2016 1:07:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/25/trumps-campaign-manager-if-fox-wont-remove-megyn-kelly-as-mode | January 25, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Lewandowski’s bluffing, just as Trump bluffed before the September debate in implying that he might not participate unless CNN devoted the proceeds to veterans groups. Stirring a little extra controversy is all part of Trump’s regular debate pre-game. And there’s not a ghost of a chance that Roger Ailes will meet his demand: Not only would he look weak in caving, he would humiliate the network’s new biggest star in doing so. If Fox wants to keep Kelly away from network news, agreeing with Trump that she’s tainted by bias and needs to be kicked off the panel would be...
  • Hey National Review, What's Conservatism?

    01/24/2016 10:23:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    That Donald Trump is no conservative is a proposition of which this conservative needs no convincing. On this score, the self-styled "conservative" contributors to the recent National Review symposium against Trump are correct.  It is their conservative bona fides that I challenge. For example, Glenn Beck suggests that Trump is no conservative because along with Barack Obama, Trump supported "the stimulus, the auto bailouts, and the bank bailouts." Yet Trump had neither authority nor power to make these ideas materialize.  That distinction is enjoyed by just those politicians who Beck supported. For years, Beck ran cover for George W. Bush, the 43rd president who,...
  • Welcome To The Party, Pal

    01/24/2016 7:23:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    My reaction to the "Against Trump" issue of National Review: It's about damn time. It's not like contributors and editors of the conservative journal had been ambiguous on their feelings toward the billionaire and current GOP frontrunner. They've clearly had problems with him from the jump. But they'd done so individually. Now, they've spoken collectively in a way few conservative organizations would dare. To them, I quote John McClane form Die Hard in saying, "Welcome to the party, Pal." The appeal of a Donald Trump is obvious: 1) He has his own money, which means he's beholden to no one....
  • Donald Trump: I have a great relationship with God and great poll numbers, too (VIDEO)

    Today on CNN's State of the Nation, Jake Tapper revisited an old question with Donald Trump. He asked him about his faith and specifically about if he had ever asked forgiveness. By my count this is the third time that Trump has been asked the question. At he Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, back in June: Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti-same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith. "People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church...
  • President Trump: Taking The Donald Seriously

    01/11/2016 4:57:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
     There is a real chance that our next president will be Donald Trump.            I am not happy about that I've found a media niche as a hardcore conservative who outlets call to get the right wing view of why he's terrible (Well, at least media outlets without Don Lemon).  Yet it's foolish not to face the potential reality we are sort of just hoping he goes away thanks to flaws that never seem to actually hurt him.  We are not taking seriously the Donald Trump we actually face, as opposed to the one we wish we were facing.  Exactly 25...
  • In CNN town hall, Obama very disappointed in you for not agreeing with his gun grab

    01/08/2016 12:24:11 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And with Anderson Cooper's help, he flogs the conspiracy strawman You don’t think someone has this backward, do you? The president of the United States is determined to shove gun control down the throats of a nation that decidedly does not want it, and the president is very frustrated with the people for disagreeing with him. I’ve had enough of your insolence! CNN thought it would be a good idea to host a town hall, with an audience consisting of partisans on both sides of the issue, so Obama could calmly explain his position and “bridge the gap.” Yeah. That...
  • C’mon conservatives, stop smearing Ted Cruz on his immigration stance!

    12/16/2015 3:37:45 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Dec 16, 2015
    Today Guy Benson wrote that Ted Cruz lied about his positions last night on the legalization of illegals. Here’s what he wrote: Cruz now indignantly claims that the black-and-white evidence in these two clips is “not accurate.” Some of the Texas Senator’s defenders say that his pro-legalization amendment was merely a strategic move designed to prove a point (that Democrats were insistent upon citizenship, not legalization, because they were hunting for votes), or to help torpedo the broader legislation. But that’s not what Ted Cruz said at the time. He told journalist Byron York that his amendment was a good...
  • Ted Cruz's Festival of Fraud (Humongous Barf Alert!!!)

    12/12/2015 7:39:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    You have to feel sorry for Ted Cruz. Donald Trump has hogged so much airtime with his cynical demagoguery that the senator from Texas has had a hard time capturing the attention of Republican voters. That is surprising, because when it comes to cynical demagoguery, this is the first time Cruz has ever lost out to anyone. His patented formula is a mix of repellent ingredients: misrepresentation of facts, baseless smears, exaggerated sincerity and pretended solidarity with the average person. If Cruz tells you it's raining, you can leave your umbrella at home. Most candidates need a full-length speech or...
  • Ratings Trump Respect and Dignity at NBC

    11/21/2015 8:19:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Donald Trump is like a contagion who infects everyone around him. Once you've kissed, you can never wipe his saliva off your face. Consider the venerable (in its own view) NBC. This year, the network fired Trump, only to find it is Trump Lite. On June 16, when Trump was announcing his candidacy for the White House, the billionaire reality-TV star faulted Mexico for sending problem people to the United States. Quoth Trump: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." Those comments were stupid and racist -- and they should have caused Trump to tank in the polls and...
  • Donald Trump Wofford College Town Hall in Spartanburg South Carolina 11/20/2015

    11/20/2015 2:09:56 PM PST · by dany1122 · 8 replies
    Rick Dany ^ | 21/11/2015 | dany1122
    GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump spoke and answered questions at a town hall event at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC on Friday, November 20, 2015. https://youtu.be/2PLGt9otVik
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Town Hall at Wofford College

    11/20/2015 11:09:11 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 17 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-20-15 | Donald Trump
    Live stream kept going out on me so heres the full replay if you missed some of it. GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump spoke and answered questions at a town hall event at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC on Friday, November 20, 2015. youtube.com/watch?v=FMnfI1a0evE
  • Winners, Losers and Leaders

    11/19/2015 1:37:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    resident Obama's reaction to the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris has been strange - and disturbing. Instead of rallying the country and calling for the United States to lead the fight to wipe out the Islamic State, what did he do first? He took pot shots at Republicans for their reluctance to open our borders to thousands of Syrian refugees. He even said some Republicans were helping ISIS recruit new fighters by suggesting that the United States should give preference to Christian refugees over Muslims. We're stuck with Obama and his failed leadership for another 13 months. Meanwhile, we'll have...
  • LIVE Donald Trump Town Hall in Atkinson New Hampshire on Monday, October 26, 2015

    10/26/2015 5:04:46 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    You Tube via News Universe ^ | 10-26-2015 | News Universe via NBC
    Scheduled for Oct 26, 2015 Donald Trump Town Hall in Atkinson, New Hampshire on Monday, October 26, 2015 Donald Trump, Matt Lauer and production crews for NBCs Today show are descending on the small Granite State town of Atkinson for a nationally televised town hall event this morning, and local Republicans say if the big-haired real estate mogul can make the jump from bombast to policy, he could take their states first-in-the-nation primary.
  • In Ego, Obama and Trump Are Two Of A Kind

    10/24/2015 10:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 288 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    ARE YOU crazy about Barack Obama? Do you fervently hope the next president of the United States will be as similar to the current president as possible? Then Donald Trump may be the candidate for you. Of all the candidates running for president, the one who most resembles the incumbent is not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley. To be sure, the Democrats' policy views largely overlap with Obama's. But when it comes to attitude and self-image, it's Obama and Trump who are birds of a feather. Everyone knows about Donald Trump's bottomless narcissism; this is a man...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Town Hall in Council Bluffs, Iowa (Live Tonight at 8:30pm ET)

    10/23/2015 4:14:34 PM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    c-span ^ | Friday, Oct 23 8:30pm
    Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) holds a town hall meeting in Council Bluffs, Iowa, followed by your calls with the candidate. Live at 8:30 ET
  • DNC: Black Lives Matter Can Have Town Hall, But Not Debate

    10/21/2015 10:47:25 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    KStreet 607 ^ | Oct 21, 2015 | ALLEGRA KIRKLAND
    The Democratic National Committee has agreed to host a presidential town hall devoted to issues of racial inequality, according to letters obtained by the Washington Post on Wednesday. DNC Chief Executive Officer Amy K. Dacey wrote to leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement and to racial justice activist DeRay Mckesson saying that the DNC would be happy to promote an event that will address racism in America. This announcement came one day after Black Lives Matter organizers posted a petition on Color of Change asking DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) to add more presidential debates to the six...
  • Gowdy Responds to Charges from Ex-Staffer After Benghazi Committee 'Refused to Pay Him'

    10/12/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In an attempt to dismiss the Benghazi Select Committee as a partisan witch hunt against Hillary Clinton, an ex-committee staffer has accused the panel of being obsessed with a political agenda. Bradley F. Podliska, an investigator and Air Force Reserves officer, told The New York Times that the Benghazi committee was becoming “primarily focused” on Clinton. His comments come on the heels of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s controversial statement on "Hannity," when he said the Benghazi committee was directly responsible for sinking Clinton’s poll numbers. Chairman Trey Gowdy (S-SC), while accepting McCarthy's apology, insisted his words can't "fix the damage" done to the panel.Gowdy, again...
  • Former Congressman Renzi Deserves a New Trial

    10/12/2015 10:23:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Rachel Alexander
    In an incredible new development in the criminal case of imprisoned former Congressman Richard Renzi, Federal District Court Judge David Bury has agreed to hold an evidentiary hearing on October 26th in Tucson to look into FBI corruption and consider Renzi’s motion for a new trial. This comes due to new information that emerged after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal earlier this year. Renzi’s new-trial motion reveals a significant and appalling pattern of misconduct by the FBI during both the investigation and prosecution of his case. Renzi was targeted by Democrats within the U.S. Attorney’s Office...
  • 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...
  • Russia's Threat

    10/09/2015 12:44:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, he predicted that the occasion would be remembered as "the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth." Some seven years later, America is weaker, and the world is a far more dangerous place. President Obama did not end the war in Iraq. His precipitous withdrawal of American troops allowed the Islamic State group to take control of major cities and Iran to become the puppet master in Iraq. His decision to announce when the U.S. would...
  • It Ain't Funny, Hillary

    10/09/2015 11:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    While the Donald tries to overcome his reputation as an over-the-top television entertainer so he might support his ambition to become president, Hillary Clinton is running for comedienne-in-chief. She went on "Saturday Night Live" to trade her high seriousness for laughs. Neither candidate will seal the deal the way they're trying to do it. The Donald, who's used to dishing it out, exposes a thin skin when mocked by other candidates, and his shifting numbers suggest that the jump from reality TV to the White House, even in the age of the outsider, is not an easy one. "The Trump...
  • Bernie Sanders and Robert Reich Are Confused by Economics. And Government. And Reality

    10/05/2015 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | Seton Motley
    Socialism is a failed ideology. It was the avant-garde approach to how to do government in the Twentieth Century. The Soviet Union was the flagship petri dish that conquered, infiltrated or ingratiated themselves with many other nations to establish them as additional petri dishes (Hello, Cuba). We certainly now have a large enough, long enough sample set - and the results are in. The system is contaminated - Socialism does not work. Socialists feebly cry “But they weren’t Socialist - they were Communist,” which is a distinction with very little difference. Communism is Socialism - with a boot in the neck....
  • Top Tea Partier laments Trump, GOP 'circular firing squad'(Team Randmesty hits Trump, Cruz)

    10/04/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | David M. Drucker
    During a brief, little-noticed speech in May, Rep. Mick Mulvaney implored Republican presidential contenders and their supporters to stop tailoring their rhetoric to satisfy true believers and instead prioritize expanding the conservative tent. (SNIP) This concern was clearly influential in his decision to endorse Paul. Comparing the Kentucky senator with rival Republican contender Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mulvaney had this to say in an interview with the Associated Press: "Ted is not bringing anybody new into the party. Rand is."
  • What The Hell Is An Angry Conservative Supposed To Do?

    09/28/2015 5:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Something is going to end up a smoldering ruin. Maybe it will be the whole country. Maybe itll just be the elite-run GOP. Hopefully it will be whatever painfully white, elderly, socialist creep the Democrats nominate. But regardless, Im one of those many people who is so angry he just wants to see something burn. Boehner down, plenty to go. Now is this reasonable? Is this a smart, savvy strategy? Im not sure we even care anymore. See, weve been shafted too long these hacks cant even keep the government from spending money on baby dismemberment and someone or...
  • Video: Donald Trump Town Hall in South Carolina w/ Tim Scott

    09/23/2015 4:38:33 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 38 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-23-15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump held a town hall meeting hosted by Senator Tim Scott in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • What Will AIPAC Do Now?

    09/20/2015 6:49:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    When Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) became the 34th vote in favor of the Iran Deal, it was touted as sealing the support for the President Obamas signature foreign policy initiative. It was fascinating for two reasons. First, that such a major policy was being adopted despite bi-partisan rejection. Second, the analysis started to flow of how the powerful lobbying organization, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), had lost such a major political battle. More importantly, what will AIPAC do now that the deal has been backhandedly approved? Once the Iran deal was approved by the negotiators many supporters of Israel...
  • Ted Cruz: The Biggest Elephant in the Room

    09/18/2015 9:21:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 162 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sep 18, 2015 | Lee Culpepper
    To the Republicans in Washington who have habitually let down the American people, who is public enemy number one -- the Ayatollah Khomeini, Vladimir Putin, President Obama? No, Ted Cruz. To the liberal media that apparently believes in a socialist utopia, who threatens to spoil their self-destructive fantasy? ISIS, Russia, Iran? No, Ted Cruz. In the wake of the CNN debate, is there any wonder now why moderator Jake Tapper avoided and interrupted Ted Cruz all night? Even establishment supporters like Bill OReilly and Karl Rove acknowledge that Ted Cruz should be receiving more time during the debates. Cruz...
  • Donald Trump Town Hall- Rochester, New Hampshire- 9/17/2015 7 pm Eastern (Live CSPAN2)

    09/17/2015 3:07:14 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 133 replies
    TRUMPGASM ^ | 09/17/2015 | true believer forever
    After DOMINATING the CNN debate, Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire to greet supporters, where hes CURRENTLY polling at 40% PLUS.
  • The Obnoxious and Important Questions I Would Ask At The GOP Debate

    09/14/2015 4:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    CNNs Republican debate on September 16th will be conducted with dignity and gravitas by questioners like Hugh Hewitt and Jake Tapper, who will treat the candidates with a level ofrespect and courtesy that many of them just dont deserve. They have to. I dont. On behalf of all infuriated conservatives, I demand the right to interrogate the candidates myself. I get to ask a question and a follow-up, and here are the rules. First, answer the damn question. It insults me when you think Ill somehow forget what I asked, so bewitching is your oratory. Second, answer, then stop talking....
  • Kim Davis Has No Right To Impose Her View of Marriage on Others

    09/09/2015 9:35:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/09/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    When the ACLU of Colorado likened a baker who won't supply cakes for gay weddings to a police officer who refuses to protect a church or synagogue, it blurred the distinction between private action and state action, which is vital to a free society. Conservatives who defend Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who last week went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, are making the same mistake. Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said a federal judge's decision to hold Davis in contempt of court amounted to "the...
  • No, The System Is Not Broken

    09/06/2015 8:32:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    If there is anything presidential candidates agree on this year, it's that our government and politics are not functioning to fulfill the desires of the American people. Donald Trump proclaims that "our system is broken." The phrase could be used by almost anyone in the race. "Government in Washington is dysfunctional," says Mike Huckabee. Bernie Sanders believes "the American political system has been totally corrupted." Joe Biden sounded like a candidate the other day when he lamented the "dysfunction in Washington." The premise is that most Americans want one thing and our leaders in Washington keep giving them something entirely...
  • Migrant to Mexico Defends Trump, Denounces Ramos

    09/04/2015 6:48:23 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 04, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Ive never ceased to be Mexican. I have two passports, and I vote in elections in both countries. (Univisions Jorge Ramos, Time Magazine, 1/2/2013.) Then why your silence on the thousands upon thousands of Cubans that are arrested, beaten, extorted and deported by migratory officials of YOUR country, Mr Ramos? Rafael Alejandro Hernandez, 8/28/2015) Rafael Alejandro Hernndez is a young Cuban lawyer living in Mexico who knows from firsthand experience what migrants to Mexico go through. Last week he unloaded on Jorge Ramos: Mr Ramos, you as Mexican citizen have no moral authority whatsoever to criticize U.S. immigration policy. You...
  • Jorge Ramos Wins Victim Apprentice

    08/31/2015 11:35:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Congratulations to Univision’s Jorge Ramos on winning Victim Apprentice! You succeeded in pouting and shouting your way to the spotlight. Victim Apprentice is a real reality show hosted by Donald Trump—without Trump realizing he’s hosting it. Contestants are C-level celebrities who crave attention but lack talent. Desperate for a career boost, they metaphorically throw themselves in front of Trump’s car as he cruises down the highway—forcing him to slam on the breaks and bump into them. It’s a Trump Bump. It’s akin to how Hollywood celebrities used to beg the late comedian Joan Rivers to work them into her jokes....
  • LIVE VIDEO: Ted Cruz talks veterans issues at New Hampshire town hall (now)

    08/31/2015 7:16:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 50 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 31, 2015
    Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Senator Ted Cruz holds a town hall event on military and veterans issues in Milford, New Hampshire.
  • If Trump's Campaign Collapses, It'll Be For One Of These 6 Reasons

    08/29/2015 4:50:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 149 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2015 | John Hawkins
    I don’t know whom I will end up supporting next year, but I do like Donald Trump. I like his books. I like his personality. I appreciate all of the things he's done right in this campaign. If you applied the old "Who would you like to have a beer with?” test that has probably determined far more elections than most Americans want to admit, Trump would beat everyone in the field combined twice over. In a time when the Republican Party has become timid, weak and utterly corrupt, Trump is bold, strong and he has enough money that he...
  • EXCLUSIVE Townhall Media Poll: Trump-Mania Continues, Warning Signs for Hillary

    08/28/2015 10:26:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Guy Benson
    Townhall Media and Hot Air commissioned a national poll from Survey Monkey, with whom NBC News has partnered this election cycle. Our colleague Ed Morrissey offers a full demographic breakdown of the 1,783 respondents HERE, as well as an explanation of the organization's methodology. The partisan sample was D+10. Results, starting on the Republican side: (1) In accordance with other national polling, Donald Trump leads the primary battle among self-identified Republican voters, with 29 percent support. Ben Carson is in second place (10.45 percent), followed by Jeb Bush (9.59 percent), Marco Rubio (6.40 percent), and Carly Fiorina (5.97 percent). John...
  • Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

    08/28/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' 2008 comment, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world; he's sort of God." Now, a similar kind of unreasoning adulation is greeting (improbably enough) Donald Trump. Fred Barnes...
  • Two Impossible Things That Could Happen in 2016

    08/28/2015 8:29:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Michael Barone
    "One can't believe impossible things," Alice objected. "I daresay you haven't had much practice," the Red Queen replied. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." You may be reading this sometime after breakfast, and six is a pretty large number of impossible things. But looking at developments in the 2016 campaign, I can see two impossible things -- impossible in the sense that almost every pundit (including me) ruled them out -- that might happen in the weeks and months...
  • U.S. and UK Politics Are Mirror Images

    08/27/2015 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- It's remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. Following a disastrous defeat at the hands of Prime Minister David Cameron's Tories, the Labour Party appears ready to elect as its next leader one Jeremy Corbyn, a hardcore leftist, self-described socialist and member of Parliament, who recently compared ISIS to the U.S. military and has called the terrorist group Hamas a "friend." Corbyn also wants to renationalize some British industries and increase taxes on "the rich," who are already paying more than half their earnings in income taxes, as well as...
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called experts, claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a ceiling and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the experts, they...
  • Drink Deep, Drink Largely

    07/12/2015 1:25:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    “A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. — Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, 1709 “Wrong Church. Wrong People. Wrong Day.” Dylann Roof allegedly said he wanted to start a race war, and Emanuel A.M.E. Church responded. They refused to give in to temptation. So shall we all. Political activist groups descended on Charleston like ravens hunting carrion at the old meat market on Market St. These forces for division constantly instigate conflict, and race is their favorite wedge issue...
  • Non-Interventionism is Americas Best Policy

    08/22/2015 11:35:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    Americans do well with moderation. It is in our national DNA. It is also a by-product of the freedom of expression and allowing different perspectives in the public forum. In foreign policy, non-interventionism is the moderate stance, and it has served Americans well in her four hundred or so years. As British subjects, American colonists were compelled to fight for the British crown, until they felt compelled to defend themselves against the kings army. After centuries of European conflicts dragging Americans into war, national independence yielded a non-interventionist foreign policy for the infant nation. George Washington advised in his farewell...
  • Donald Trump's Half-Serious, Half-Fantasy Immigration Plan

    08/21/2015 1:13:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Barone
    Donald Trump's six-page platform on immigration may not be, as Ann Coulter wrote, "the greatest political document since the Magna Carta." But given the issue's role in elevating the candidate to leading Republican polls, it merits serious attention. And at least some of the platform's planks are serious. Trump calls for nationwide use, presumably mandatory, of E-Verify, the government system that is supposed to enable prospective employers to verify a job applicant's immigration status. He also calls for completion of a visa tracking system. About half of the nation's estimated 11.3 million illegal immigrants (Pew Research Center estimates, not significantly...
  • Full Video: Donald Trump's First Town Hall Meeting in NH

    08/19/2015 6:04:38 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 42 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-19-15 | Donald Trump
    August 19, 2015: GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump gave his first town hall meeting tonight in Derry, New Hampshire. He spoke for a while and took questions from the audience. For those who missed it in the live stream. He was definitely on tonight, ya think?
  • Video: Donald Trump FULL Press Conference in Derry, NH

    08/19/2015 4:43:41 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 31 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-19-15 | Donald Trump
    The Donald's press conference right before the town hall in New Hampshire, which is still going on right now. He was hitting on all cylinders tonight, boy I tell you what. On his game.
  • Bush: Trump isnt conservative enough to win GOP race

    08/19/2015 4:56:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    The HIll ^ | 08/19/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump is not authentic enough a conservative to deserve the Republican nomination. Mr. Trump doesnt have a conservative record, Bush said at a town-hall meeting Wednesday in New Hampshire. He was a Democrat longer than he was a Republican. Hes given more money to Democrats than hes given to Republicans. Were a conservative party, arent we, the Republican Party? Bush asked. ADVERTISEMENT He also slammed the billionaire businessman for his support of popular liberal positions in the past, such as a tax on assets and a single-payer...
  • Split Screen: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush to host rival town halls in New Hampshire

    08/19/2015 4:11:17 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 19, 2015 | Jose A Delreal
    Trump announced Monday that he would hold a town hall in Derry at 6:30 p.m. ET, the exact same time as Bush had been scheduled to begin his own town hall about 20 miles away, in Merrimack. The timing might be coincidental. Then again... Because Bush draws so poorly, I figured it would be a good time to draw a crowd. Something like that, Trump told the Wall Street Journal.
  • Christie, Paul and the NSA

    08/16/2015 6:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Debating Chris Christie is a formidable task because he's quick-witted, sharp-tongued and slightly intimidating. Those qualities helped him get the best of Rand Paul in the first Republican presidential debate. But Christie's best weapon is one that may catch up with him: He never lets the truth get in his way. Earlier this year, Paul led a successful effort to end the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' telephone records. During the debate, Christie was asked whether he stands by his assertion that Paul should be blamed if the United States suffers another terrorist attack. He does, of course:...