2016 Presidential Primary

Post-show – James O’Keefe wades into the Bernie Bros as a Hillary guy

by Skip July 31, 2016

O’Keefe and his Project Veritas is ALWAYS tweaking someone or something.  In trying to debug software, I’ve learned that most error appear at “boundary levels” – where different pieces of software hand over control or exhange info.  He does it at the seams of government and politics – where the corruption or cognitive dissonance lie […]

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Orlando’s Islamic Jihad attack: Trump, Hillary, Obama

by Skip June 14, 2016

Who said it? “We express our deepest sympathies to the victims, the wounded, and their families. We mourn, as one people, for our nation’s loss – and pledge our support to any and all who need it. I would like to ask now that we all observe a moment of silence for the victims of the […]

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BREAKING – Ted Cruz has suspended his Presidential campaign after Trump wins Indiana

by Skip May 3, 2016

More later

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BlogHeadline of the Day: Not getting the message

by Skip April 28, 2016

“Bernie Sanders Wants to Make College Free, but His Wife Jacked Up Tuition“ I guess that is rather Progressive of them both.  

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After the show – John Kasich: Republicans should like Democrat ideas

by Skip April 24, 2016

Yeah, that pic to the left (pun intended) just wasn’t enough for Kasich to prove his bona fides as a “Conservative” Republican. Nor his earlier statement that he fits in comfortably in between Bernie and Hillary policy wise. Ayup, a great way to motivate the base to vote for him like saying “Vote for me […]

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The heart of a socialist is long – and always gets broken

by Skip April 16, 2016

If you are always reading, you will learn something new all the time!  And this I didn’t know, that socialism (and the tendency of Progressives to try (force?) to “perfect” others arrived here on our shores much earlier than the late 1800s in this piece labeled “The Character of a Socialist” (emphasis mine, reformatted): Upon […]

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2016 Presidential Primary: Wisconsin – Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders declared the winners

by Skip April 5, 2016

Wisconsin – 91% in Republican Ted Cruz 48.6% Winner Donald Trump 34.7% John Kashich 14.1% Democrats Bernie Sanders 56.3% Winner Hillary Clinton 43.4%

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Umm, whose Government is it, Mr. Trump?

by Skip April 4, 2016

Obama has already set a high bar about being the worst Administration in the openness and transparent department – and now Trump wants to recreate it as Act 2? Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he would try to prevent inside accounts of a Trump White House from leaking out years later. In a wide-ranging […]

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Seriously, these three are the top responsibilities of the Federal Government?

by Skip March 30, 2016

I missed last night’s CNN Townhall with the Republican Prez candidates.  As always, Donald Trump made the buzz of the night.  Certainly his utterance on abortion made waves.  Sure, I am a pro-life supporter but even I blanched when I heard what he said.  That said, it’s what else he said that caught my attention […]

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John Kasich: “I got into politics…to change the world”

by Skip March 30, 2016

From that screenshot, can you tell him apart from any run of the mill Democrat (much less Hillary or Bernie, who share those values)?  Go here to see which NH politicians share those values by their endorsements (like Judd Gregg and John E Sununu). He was quoted on WMUR on that line a couple of […]

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Another view on Donald J Trump – not the conventional wisdom

by Skip March 25, 2016

Hmmm (emphasis mine, reformatted): Many commentators are convinced they know the real Donald Trump. He is, they think, so obviously shallow, insecure and garish that single descriptive words or phrases are all that is needed.  He is, take your pick: “the Last of the Great Vaudevillians,” the “king of bad taste in a country that […]

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An apt finish to an era

by Skip March 16, 2016

And they keep on saying that the TEA Party is dead and gone and that the Establishment Republicans have won.  Last laugh? Shot: former US House Speaker Boehner endorses Paul Ryan Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has endorsed current Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for president, in the event that no Republican candidate […]

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It’s “Will Kasich and Rubio come to their senses Super Tuesday”?

by Skip March 15, 2016

Like always, keep coming back for updates as I’ll be perusing all the data sites and entering the latest from my usual sources (Fox News, DecisionDesk HQ, Townhall).  In reference to the title, tonite for me is who loses rather than who wins.  As I emailed with the other Groksters: “Mainly, I’m done, LOONG done, […]

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Instapundit answers THE question of last night’s riot at cancelled Trump rally

by Skip March 12, 2016

I remember people saying that back in 1968, too. Back then, it was the New Left radicals attacking (literally a riot) their “own” Party, the Democrats.  Now, the New Left (organized by MoveOn.org) is going after Trump – who breaks every conceivable Political Correctness out there.  And we are now seeing, outside of college campuses), […]

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At the risk of making this an all “Ted” day – this from pollster Frank Luntz: 100%

by Skip March 11, 2016

“It’s like government spending. It is very easy. Hillary Clinton says she’ll cut waste, fraud and abuse. If only we had smarter people in Washington, that would fix the problem. You know what? That is the statement of a liberal who doesn’t understand government is the problem.

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An observation as to why Trump is winning: Betrayal

by Skip March 10, 2016

When I first started blogging, I discovered Paul Rahe and began to try to read everything I could that he wrote (and then add my pittance to it).  Alas, someone else thought much of him and behind paywalls he went (ah yes, folks like Bernie Sanders would judge this to be a failure of the […]

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Bernie should not get mad at this at all – it’s what he wants to do to all of us

by Skip March 10, 2016
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Tonite’s Presidential Primary Results: Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, Hawaii

by Skip March 8, 2016

Keep checking back – will be constantly updating the numbers.  However, Michigan and Mississippi have been called for Donald Trump. Cruz wins Idaho.  Remember, Kasich was boasting he was going to win Michigan and Ohio; if he loses to Trump in Michigan tonite, will he drop out?  In any case, Rubio is done. Sources: Decision […]

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The GOPe just doesn’t get it.

by Skip March 6, 2016

They just don’t understand that losing the OTHER way is just a huge a possibility as what they fear will happen if Trump is the nominee: As Trump cements his front-runner status, senior party figures are moving away from the idea of defeating him outright. At this point, they hope to deny him enough delegates […]

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Mitt Romney doubles down on think you’re stupid

by Skip March 6, 2016

Methinks that Ryan Williams (to whom I am still not the Second Coming of thereof) ought to tell the lead tongued one he needs to change his patter when speaking about his speech, the perception that the grassroots has of him, and certainly the perception that he is solid rock core Establishment.  On the Sunday […]

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Ya think! NH Political Operative Mike Dennehy: “You know quite frankly, I think the Republican Party is on the verge of a civil war”

by Skip March 6, 2016

(H/T: WMUR). Heck, I’ve been writing about this for years now – and now he seems to be surprised.  This has been slow rolling since the start of the TEA Party movement 8 years ago.  Anyone inside that movement, who thought about what was happening, thinking about what its principles were (e.g., Free Markets, Fiscal Frugality, […]

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Super Saturday Results – Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana Maine, Puerto Rico

by Skip March 5, 2016

Will update fairly frequently – results pulled from various sources (Decision Desk, Townhall, Fox News).  CPAC results: Cruz – 40%, Rubio – 30%, Trump – 15%, John Kasich with 8% Kansas 100% in Ted Cruz 48.2% Winner Donald Trump 23.3% Marco Rubio 16.7% John Kasich 10.7% Kentucky – 100% in Donald Trump 36.1%  Winner Ted Cruz […]

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So whom will stonewall whom?

by Skip March 2, 2016

Shot: Stonewall: State Dept may not finish review of Top Secret Clinton emails until after election One of the last issues to be resolved after all of Hillary Clinton’s emails are released is what to do about the Top Secret ones which the public will never see. The obvious question for the FBI to deal […]

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Data Point – Do tell – Primary exit polling vis-a-vis the Republican Party

by Skip March 2, 2016

Those voting in the Republican Party Primary dish (diss?) on the GOP: Angry Republicans turned out to vote in the South Large numbers of Republicans across the board said they felt “betrayed” by their party, with almost 6 in 10 feeling that way in Georgia and Alabama, and 1 in 2 feeling that way in […]

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Dr. Ben Carson’s statement

by Skip March 2, 2016

Actually, we may see for the first time, a candidate’s “halfway pregnant”; below is the official statement from Dr. Ben Carson that Mike alluded to here.  The problem is that while he will not be in tomorrow night’s GOP debate and says that he can’t win, he HASN’T formally “suspended” his campaign.  So the resulting questions […]

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BlogHeadline of the Day: Union Leader’s Joe McQuaid and Grant Bosse hit hardest

by Skip February 28, 2016

Christie Told Newspaper He Would Never Endorse Trump Chris Christie’s biggest break in the New Hampshire primary came when the only statewide paper, the Union Leader, endorsed him. In part, the paper said, it was to save the country from the egregious Donald Trump, whom it compared to the bullying mogul “Biff” in “Back to the […]

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Words are not necessary

by Skip February 28, 2016

(H/T: Powerline)

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Security much?

by Skip February 28, 2016

(H/T: Powerline)

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Oh Bernie? Emulating Obama with your campaign donations?

by Skip February 26, 2016

Sure, Obama set the precedent by accepting illegal campaign donations and now is the news that his ideological sojourner, Bernie Sanders, is cutting corners and doing the same, proving that Socialists are just dandy with the phrase “laws are for little people” (reformatted, emphasis mine): Feds Flag Thousands of Illegal Bernie Sanders Contributions FEC sends […]

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Oh Bernie? I think the Healthcare narrative is changing under your feet!

by Skip February 26, 2016

Bernie would be Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Communist in Democrat wolf’s fur.  He of the “everything’s FREE in America” bent – until the bill comes due.  Given that he’s appealing to the economic and history idiots in the country, he’s gained a lot of traction especially when he wants a single payer healthcare system here […]

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