Tag - Election 2016

Ben Carson’s endorsement of Trump has ‘paid in full’ written all over it

Ben Carson Suspicious Endorsement Donald Trump

As of two months ago, I was deciding between Ben Carson and Donald Trump. Ironically, it was the way that both of them handled the Ted Cruz campaign’s sharing of a CNN story during the Iowa caucus that flipped me to support him over either of them. What the campaign did was wrong, but Cruz handled it properly while Trump and Carson whined. Read More

Why couldn’t John Kasich get enough signatures for Pennsylvania?

John Kasich Pennsylvania

Running a Presidential campaign has a lot of moving parts. Most of the focus is given to the hardest parts – raising money, getting endorsements, giving speeches, and winning debates. Less media attention is given to the technical side, the basics, such as getting enough signatures to appear on ballots. John Kasich’s campaign apparently didn’t pay enough attention, either. Read More

Yes, Donald Trump is a crook (but don’t take our word for it)

Donald Trump is a Crook

Reality is starting to set in that the Republican Party may actually nominate Donald Trump. It’s a worse situation than the one we made fun of eight years ago when we saw the Democrats nominate Barack Obama despite situations that made it clear he was against America. It’s even worse than nominating the soon-to-be-indicted Hillary Clinton this year. At least with Obama and Clinton there was potential for suspension of disbelief. With Trump, there is none. He is 100%, without a doubt a crook. Read More

The reason Trump’s supporters like authoritarianism: they don’t realize it’s a bad thing

Donald Trump is Authoritarian

For those of us who have been around long enough to remember the various leaders of the world over the last few decades, it can be puzzling to see the support for the authoritarian agenda of Donald Trump. He’s not a beacon of hope, an ideological champion, or a strong leader. He’s an authoritarian that’s used to getting his way and throwing fits when anyone denies him of what he feels he deserves… which is everything. Read More

Is Donald Trump getting confused by complex policies or is his age starting to show?

Donald Trump Getting Tired

Before any Trump supporters cry fowl for bringing up The Donald’s age (he’ll be 70 in June), please note that we’re not doing it to start rumors. After all, Bernie Sanders is older, as is Joe Biden. However, Trump has either been getting confused recently by the complex issues facing the country or he’s having senior moments. There’s no other way to explain why he keeps having to put out press releases recanting what he said. Read More

Despite great debate performance, Kasich looks like a VP

John Kasich VP

Had John Kasich come out and said he was running to be Donald Trump’s Vice President, nobody would have doubted it the way he’s been operating his campaign for the last few weeks. While he says he would never take a VP role, his positive message seems to be custom tailored to represent the anti-Trump. It’s not done in a way that would hurt Trump or truly differentiate himself from him. It’s like a calling card that says, “Chris Christie is too much like you and I’m the opposite because I’m pretty nice.” Read More

Downplay Super Tuesday for Cruz all you want. Oklahoma was a shocking win.

Ted Cruz Oklahoma

If you listen to the mainstream media narrative, Ted Cruz was supposed to win Oklahoma. If you look at everything else from polls just prior to Super Tuesday to the alleged domination by Donald Trump over the entire electorate, you’ll notice that this was the most surprising win of the primary cycle to date. Cruz should have lost big time in Oklahoma. Read More

Let’s dispel with this fiction that Marco Rubio knows what he’s doing. He’s just a pawn.

Marco Rubio Fiction

Behind closed doors, Marco Rubio is telling people that his path to the nomination will run through a contested convention. He’s saying these things because he’s being told these things by his Republican Establishment handlers. The reality is this: he is being played for a rube and the Establishment is trying to use him to block Ted Cruz from blocking Donald Trump. Read More