Browsing All posts tagged under »Republican Presidential Candidates«

Trump Triumphant. Why worry?

February 27, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The hope of the Republican establishment is that all other candidates drop out to make Marco Rubio the sole rival to the triumphant Donald Trump. Nothing else will stop Trump, they rightly reason. But will even this work? Doubt it.  Does adding the Cruz and Rubio support so far seem to […]

Trump Wins South Carolina, Jeb Bush Quits

February 21, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Another strong primaries win for Donald Trump, this time in South Carolina, with the biggest black and Latino minorities yet: I can’t seem him being headed off now, until more establishment rivals drop out to let their support consolidate behind Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, so one of them establishes themselves […]

Republicans Are Choosing Real Conservatives Over Trump

February 6, 2016 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Charles Krauthammer on the problem with Donald Trump: The threat to the [Republican Party] posed by the Trump insurgency is not that he’s anti-establishment. It’s that he’s not conservative. Trump winning the nomination would convulse the Republican Party, fracture the conservative movement and undermine the GOP’s identity and role as the […]

NYT Column: Cruz And Rubio Not Really Latino Because Not Liberal

February 5, 2016 by


By P.J. Gladnick ~ Your last name could be Cruz or Rubio but unless you pass the stringent political tests of certain self-appointed gatekeepers, you are not authentically Latino. One such gatekeeper is Roberto Suro who wrote in a New York Times column that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio can’t be considered to really be Latino […]

Lefty Blogger: Trump ‘An Ideological Match’ For Conservatives, Since They’re Greedy, Hate-Filled, And Easy To Command

February 1, 2016 by


By Tom Johnson ~ Once upon a time, Martin Longman didn’t think Republicans were so bad, but that was before the Tea Party, before the Iraq war, before Fox News became a major force. The Washington Monthly blogger detailed his decades of disillusionment in a Tuesday post. According to Longman, events which eroded his belief […]

Networks Waste Nearly 10 Mins On Trump Boycott; Barely Preview Actual GOP Debate

January 29, 2016 by


By Curtis Houck ~ In the latest sign that the liberal media loves the candidacy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted nearly 10 minutes of their Thursday evening newscasts to capitulating to the “master of stealing the show” in Trump but only one minute and 29 […]

The Donald Ducks

January 28, 2016 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to the Washington Post: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump abruptly announced here Tuesday that he would not participate in Thursday’s scheduled debate, escalating his off-and-on feud with Fox News Channel and throwing the GOP campaign into turmoil.Trump’s assertion, which his campaign manager insisted was irreversible, came less than one […]

Frank Rich: Jeb Never Had A Chance, As 41 And 43 Brought Those ‘Crazies’ And Gay-Bashers To The GOP

October 31, 2015 by


By Tom Johnson ~ New York magazine’s Frank Rich saw Jeb Bush as the paper tiger of the Republican presidential field — “saw” because Rich, in the wake of the CNBC debate, considers Bush’s run “finished.” In a Thursday post on the mag’s website, Rich, the former New York Times columnist and theater critic, contended […]

Politico’s Top Columnist Slams Ben Carson, Brain-Damaged Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

October 22, 2015 by


By Tim Graham ~ Roger Simon (pictured) is “chief political columnist” at Politico, which means that the “chief” opinion there truly and deeply resides in the land of Democratic hackdom. This is the gentle soul who landed in our Best of Notable Quotables 2013 for writing “Question: If Ted Cruz and John Boehner were both […]

Lefty Professor: Racists ‘Control’ Ben Carson, Who’s ‘Steeped In Their Brand Of Tea’

October 21, 2015 by


By Tom Johnson ~ Daily Kos writer Denise Oliver-Velez has two plans related to New York state’s primary election next April: vote for Democrats, and give Ben Carson the finger. Carson won’t see it, but that’s not the point — it’s a therapeutic gesture. In a Sunday screed, Oliver-Velez, an adjunct professor of anthropology and […]

Ben Carson And Islam

September 26, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Hard on the manufactured controversy over what Donald Trump did not say about President Obama and Islam, we now have a controversy over what Ben Carson clearly did say about Islam – namely, that he does not believe it is consistent with the U.S. Constitution and that he “would not advocate that we put a […]

Blogger Charles Pierce: Trump ‘One Of The Purest Products’ Of America’s ‘Loud…Stupid’ Reagan Era

August 14, 2015 by


By Tom Johnson ~ There’s going to be a Top Gun sequel, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous is coming back, and Bloom County has already returned. Still, suggests Esquire blogger Charles Pierce, when it comes to things that have the 1980s written all over them, these days Donald Trump is the king of the […]

Associated Politifact, Again: Lederman ‘Fact-Checks’ Bush’s Goal Of 4 Percent Annual Growth

August 9, 2015 by


By Tom Blumer ~ On Friday, in his desire to help his employer outdo Politifact as the last place to go for accurate fact-checking, the Associated Press’s Josh Lederman “fact-checked” Jeb Bush’s belief that the U.S. economy can grow annually at an average rate of 4 percent. As seen in my Friday NewsBusters post, when the […]

NY Times Columnist: Tough Questions From Moderators Spur A Shocked ‘Hooray For Fox News’

August 8, 2015 by


By Tim Graham ~ The first GOP debate’s Fox News moderators were so hard on the candidates that a New York Times columnist called it an “inquisition” and said the debate “compels me to write a cluster of words I never imagined writing: hooray for Fox News.” Frank Bruni, who was a White House correspondent […]


July 13, 2015 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to FOX News: All Trump all the time: How The Donald achieved media domination By Howard Kurtz Donald Trump has gone from dominant to inescapable. Somewhere between my interview with Trump and Katie Tur’s MSNBC interview with Trump and Anderson Cooper’s interview with Trump and the Washington Post’s front-page […]

Closing Ranks, Winning the Election

March 23, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I am surely not breaking any new ground by suggesting it is time for Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to end their primary campaigns and to urge that the Republican Party close ranks behind Mitt Romney. This needs to be said by anyone and everyone who wants to see Obama defeated in […]

The Primary Marathon

March 16, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I have a suspicion that most people have lost interest in the Republican primaries beyond getting a quick update of who won, who came in second, third, and the usual question of why Ron Paul is running at all. The primaries are a marathon that requires the men who want to […]

Too Close to Call

March 8, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ It often seems to me that Americans are as divided today as they were in the run-up to the Civil War. In those days the issues were states rights and slavery. These days, we are moving ever closer to the concept of nullification in which states refuse to enforce Obamacare and […]

WashPost’s Miller Slams ‘Smug’ Romney and Santorum for Their Large Families

March 4, 2012 by


By Tim Graham ~ Washington Post religion columnist Lisa Miller has one child, and she seems quite smug about it. She thanks God “I live in a time and place where I can get up every morning and go to work, and with the money I earn help feed and educate my child.” But in […]

The Looney Tunes Version of the GOP Campaigns

February 5, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I have begun to think of the Republican campaign as a series of Looney Tunes cartoons being replayed again and again. They are filled with a combination of laughs and the fantastical, self-defeating violence of Wily Coyote trying to catch the Roadrunner As the primary season moves along, I sometimes think […]

ABC’s Karl Despairs GOP Has ‘Lost Only Candidate…Concerned About Climate Change’

January 17, 2012 by


By Brent Baker ~ “With Huntsman gone,” ABC’s Jonathan Karl despaired Monday night, “the field of Republican candidates has lost the only candidate who favored civil unions for gay couples and said he was concerned about climate change.” In his World News report, Karl recalled how Hunstman once “tweeted: ‘To be clear, I believe in […]

Republicans! Stop Looking for a Messiah!

January 10, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba In 2008 the voters gave the Oval Office to a man who Rush Limbaugh and others mockingly called “the messiah” for his grandiose rhetoric and promises of change. If the first two primaries are any indication, Republican Party voters seem to be looking for their own messiah, a perfect candidate, and no […]

Iowa-Bashing Snobs and Sore Losers

January 5, 2012 by


By Michelle Malkin The Iowa caucuses may not have much predictive value, but they did a wonderful job of unmasking both elitist whingers on the left and incompetent whiners on the right. As they do every presidential election cycle, progressives of pallor wore their indelible disdain for Middle America on their sleeves. Pale-faced University of […]

Media Whips Up Phony Iowa Primary Frenzy

December 28, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba We are, once again, witnessing what the media does best, whipping up a public frenzy over an event or, in the present case, the primary elections they are seeking to influence. The most current example is the forthcoming Iowa caucuses and, as Michael Barone noted in a December 27 Wall Street Journal […]