Prez Politics ’16

The Establishment Must Die Lose In Cleveland

by Mike April 3, 2016

A number of articles have recently pointed out the importance of GOP Convention rule 40b, which was instituted in 2012 by the Sunugnome and other party insiders to prevent a floor challenge to Mittens by Ron Paul supporters. The rule change may have prevented a nomination fight, but I can tell you that libertarians at […]

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David Pecker, Head Of National Enquirer, Dances To Trump’s Tune

by Mike March 27, 2016

Publishes Slime Piece On Cruz – Are they desparate? The short-fingered vulgarian’s close friend, David Pecker – head of National Enquirer, has previously declared “Trump MUST be President”, and appears willing to go to any, ahem, length, to make it so. The Enquirer claims that Ted has FIVE Mistresses, and hints at their identities, while […]

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Kasich’s Fuzzy Math, Or Is It Common Core?

by Mike March 26, 2016

Delusional thinking by the “Sainted Klingon Kasich”(tm), captured by Indy Star’s Gary Varvel (click picture for higher resolution):

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GOPe Panic Level Eleven++ Jeb Endorses…

by Mike March 23, 2016

You can’t make this stuff up! “God can still work miracles!” says Cruz as Lindsey Graham holds a fundraiser for him in New York. Romney switches support from Kasich to Cruz, and now, drumroll, please, Jeb endorses Ted Cruz: And, it couldn’t happen to a nicer fellow – Kasich’s fundraising lags (WSJ): “The Ohio governor’s […]

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Trump And Cruz Speeches At AIPAC (FOX)

by Mike March 22, 2016

All the remaining presidential candidates except Bernie (who actually IS Jewish – go figure) addressed AIPAC yesterday. Hillary managed to simultaneously lie through her teeth and smile, Kasich delivered a good sincere speech without irritating everybody, Trump went scripted (unusual for him) and delivered a very good speech, Cruz was impassioned and sincere. You can […]

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GOPe Panic Level Eleven!!   Cruz Or Bust!

by Mike March 17, 2016

Terror has struck! Hell hath frozen over! The GOPe have three choices and it isn’t pretty: Allow the mercurial Trump to win, and wonder what kind of deal he might make, and with whom! Push the irritatingly pious Kasich on the voters at the convention and lose the Party forever Promote the hated, but conservative, […]

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Rubio’s Cut Out, St John’s Not Gone

by Mike March 15, 2016

The rumors of his exit swirled for over a week, The writing was on the wall all over Florida, and in the end, he was thoroughly Trumped! Little Marco diminished himself by taking the low road in his desperate attempts to dethrone Donald. Meanwhile, the irritating “St John” Kasich, who actually offered to buy bibles […]

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Horton Hears The Voters

by Mike March 14, 2016

Skip has written often of the voters’ anger at the GOPe – Glenn McCoy illustrates it perfectly!

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RINO Stampede In Ohio- Will It Help Kasich?

by Mike March 14, 2016

First we hear via Twitchy.com that the orange Boehner has provided Kasich with the kiss of death by endorsing him, and now we see from The Washington Examiner That Mitt is going to be campaigning with him today: Mitt Romney will campaign for John Kasich in Ohio on Monday, one day before the Buckeye State’s […]

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National Review Cruz Poll

by Mike March 12, 2016

Following their editorial endorsing Ted Cruz for president, National Review asked readers if they’d vote for Cruz (Results approx 23:30 March 11th, over 5000 votes):

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Clueless Together – Carson Endorses Trump

by Mike March 11, 2016

One thing these two guys are not – policy wonks. Neither of them is able to articulate clearly how they will solve the problems – just trust their (ahem) conservative instincts. Further evidence of cluelessness – Trump thinks Ben is an expert on education, but we have evidence to the contrary. These two tweets sum […]

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Rubio: The Laddie** Protesteth Too Much – Updated

by Mike March 10, 2016

If you have to keep saying you’re not quitting, you are quitting! From Stuart Varney and Charlie Gasparino at Fox Business, more rumblings of donor fatigue and the potential demise of Little Marco’s campaign: Top @marcorubio donors say barring a positive poll, the Senator will suspend his campaign prior to the Fla primary.https://t.co/IRJSkevDD0 — Charles […]

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GOP Candidate Scorecard – March 9th

by Mike March 9, 2016

                WINS         2ND       DELEGATES       15                  8                  458             7                10  […]

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Heading For A Fall – Who’s First?

by Mike March 8, 2016
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ICYMI: Cruz’ Speech to CPAC Delegates
Plus Q&A With Hannity

by Mike March 7, 2016

C-SPAN covered almost all of CPAC – Cruz’ address was clear and forceful, and the Q&A with Hannity was very illuminating:

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CPAC Without The Pauls – Cruz Crushes It!

by Mike March 5, 2016

Clearly a convention of “Conservatarians” Straw Poll Results: Cruz 40% Rubio 30 Trump 15 Kasich 8 To recap: Trump left CPAC2016 (where he lost straw poll) to Kansas, where he lost. — Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 5, 2016

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What’s The Matter With Kansas?
Update: Cruz Wins!

by Mike March 5, 2016

From the WSJ It looks like the old liberal complaint about Kansas might be coming true – called for Cruz!

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Cruz Press Conference At UMaine March 4th

by Mike March 5, 2016

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a “Cruzin’ to Caucus Rally” on Friday March 4th in Hauck Auditorium. The rally, which was set for a day before Maine Republicans hold their presidential caucus, was the first campaign stop in the state for the senator from Texas, according to the [Portland] Press Herald.

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Reality Begins To Dawn – Bush Financiers Move To Cruz

by Mike March 3, 2016

No matter how much the GOPe wishfully (wistfully?) announce their support for Malleable Marco, the plain truth is that the base does not want an amnesty-monger as their nominee. The Establishment ignored the base and put up JEB – they got Cruz and Trump from an angry base. They tried to ‘help’ Walker – he […]

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GOP Candidate Scorecard, March 2nd

by Mike March 2, 2016

                WINS         2ND       DELEGATES       10                  6                  319             4                  […]

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Broadside: NJ Newpapers Pound Christie

by Mike March 1, 2016

Seven NJ papers pen Scathing USA Today editorial   Christie has been abrasive and condescending to his home state news media, and his endorsement of Trump was the last straw capping more than a year of the absentee executive racking up travel and security costs around the country. SEVEN NJ papers unloaded on Christie in […]

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Dear MA Voters: Cruz, Conviction, Clarity, Character

by Mike March 1, 2016

Angry at DC? Don’t pick just anyone, Vote Cruz Why Cruz to carry your anger to DC and actually cut the beast down to size? Because only Cruz has actually demonstrated that he will take the fight into the belly of the beast (why do you think the beltway beast hates him?). Rush Limbaugh, who […]

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Democrat Lawfare #Fail – Rick Perry Cleared

by Mike February 24, 2016

Almost two years ago, we brought you the story (and one of the ugliest mugshots you’ll ever see) of the out of control Democrat (natch) DA, who refused to resign after a particularly egregious DUI (BAC .239) followed by threatening the police officers arresting her. When Gov Perry threatened to defund her office if she […]

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LIAR! The Reason Rubio Carries Water

by Mike February 23, 2016

It is often said that liberals are guilty of “projection” – ascribing to others their own character flaws. From that, it would be reasonable to infer, with all the sound and fury of Rubio calling Cruz a liar over illegal immigration, that the source of the lies might be closer to home. A couple of […]

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Trump’s Tariffs vs Cruz’ Flat (and fair) Tax

by Mike February 14, 2016

Debate Doodlings #2 It is important to remember that the Great Depression was triggered by the combination of a protectionist president, and legislative malfeasance. Donald Trump, meet Smoot and Hawley, the Godfathers of “beggar thy neighbor” tariffs. Got a problem with trade and currency imbalances? Just slap a tariff on goods coming from the wrong […]

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Carson Fails Constitutional Test, Bush Passes!

by Mike February 14, 2016

Debate Doodlings #1 Moderator: “You recently wrote a book about the Constitution, doctor…” REALLY? Him and which ghost? When I have to tell you that JEB came closer to understanding what the constitution says about nominating judges than Carson, it is clear that Carson has a flimsy grasp of facts, policy, and (because he’s still […]

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Hillary’s Travails In Pictures…

by Mike February 13, 2016

Even the Red Ice Queen is feeling the heat from Bernie – Jerry Holbert, Feb 11th Like the Wicked Witch that she is, Hillary’s chances are melting, melting, under the heat of Bernie’s campaign, and in every demographic younger than her own, too!  

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Trump Gets The Hang Of The Ground Game!

by Mike February 13, 2016

Putting the GOPe through the grinder – Robert Arial, Feb 11th Certainly the difference between Iowa and NH was noticeable, and it wasn’t entirely due to his better placement in the polls. As reported by Breitbart, Scott Brown didn’t just endorse Trump, he actually put together a quick-reaction ground game: “When I endorsed him I […]

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