Month: January 2016

2016 Election, Trump

The Cruz campaign’s epic #facepalm

This “VOTING VIOLATION” controversy says bad things about the Cruz campaign. (BTW, Rubio’s campaign sent a similar, but less creepy, mailer, too. So far, I have not seen a large number of complaints about the Rubio mailer.) And I’m not talking about the ethics of publicly shaming people who vote sporadically. I’m talking two gross electioneering …

2016 Election, Trump

Trump won the Fox News debate

Yes, you can win a contest before it starts. I gotta tell ya, the people at Fox News are stupid. Dumb. Ignorant. Pliable. Oafish. Any word you want you to use that means cognitively challenged (for the politically correct). But the Fox News morons have a lot of company at National Review. Trump is playing …

2016 Election, News, Trump

NRO: Against Jefferson

“Aristocrats fear the people, and wish to transfer all power to the higher classes of society.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 1825. National Review has entered dangerous territory: they have inadvertently made the case for Trump. An angry screed by Kevin Williamson titled “Our Post-Literate Politics” (later renamed to “What’s a Book?”) makes the case that Trump …

2016 Election, Trump

Do Republican elites know something they’re not telling?

Reading two excellent articles by Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight (here and here), I remembered a thought that passed through  my mind last Friday. After reading some of National Review’s “Against Trump” issue, I wrote blog post. To me the NR issue showed the magazine is out of touch with voters. I’m not talking about traditional, reliable, …

2016 Election, Trump

How late-deciders are like fish

Expectations matter most in how undecided voters decide.  It’s important to understand how late-deciders tend to vote. This knowledge (especially in Iowa and New Hampshire) could decide the outcome. Primary voters tend to decide whom to for at the last minute. In 2008, 16 percent of voters said they made their choice on election day. …

2016 Election, Trump

Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck Were 100% Right about Katrina Pierson

UPDATE: Originally I mentioned “apparently fake twitter account.” I’ve learned (after lots of research) that I was mistaken. I’ve removed that statement. Please continue reading. My carelessness was completely my own.  I agree with Ted Cruz. And welcome Big Government readers. Senator Cruz said, “Katrina Pierson is an utterly fearless principled conservative.” That was just two years …

2016 Election, Trump

Why National Review’s Trump Issue Will Fail

They. Don’t. Care. The conservative war against Trump won’t work. I get why National Review and The Weekly Standard devote whole issues of magazines to Trump’s lack of conservative bonafides. I appreciate it. Their work is important. But their tactic will prove completely useless in defeating Trump. In fact, the fight is already over, and the cover …

News, The Flak Catchers

2016 is the year we overwhelm the Flak Catchers

Cars that get 200 MPG. Cures for multiple sclerosis and cancer. Someone saw Elvis in Dallas eating lunch with Jim Morrison. Conspiracy theories satisfy a psychological need to blame others for our problems or explain why the world doesn’t work the way we wish it worked. Maybe two nuns in Peoria found a cure for …

Crime

Is Petraeus Paying Price for Hillary’s Crimes?

Beyond Top Secret. Hillary famously kept an email server in her private bedroom where it was safe from being used as Bill’s YouPorn hub. (I’m pretty sure Bill Clinton hasn’t visited the inside of his wife’s sleeping chamber in the 21st century.) Being plugged into the internet, though, and lacking even the most rudimentary security, …