Ben Carson Still Walking Dead

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After finishing dead last in New Hampshire with only 2% of the vote, you might think that Ben Carson would end his presidential campaign. You'd be wrong. He's striking the old "the people just want me to win so badly, I can't let them down" pose and vowing to continue his walking dead campaign. … [Read more...]


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Ezra Klein on Donald Trump

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I quoted Annie Lowrey's take on Donald Trump after the infamous "pussy" rally the night before the New Hampshire primary, so now let's hear from her boyfriend (might be husband now, I'm not sure), Ezra Klein. As usual, he is as eloquent as she is and as perceptive of the dangers of Trump's unexpectedly successful candidacy. … [Read more...]


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Heidi Cruz Every Bit as Clueless as Ted and Rafael

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Ted Cruz' wife Heidi is now getting in on the campaigning and she's quickly proving to be just as irrational and ignorant of history as her husband and father-in-law. In an interview on a North Carolina right-wing talk show this week, she spouted some real doozies. … [Read more...]


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Annie Lowrey on Trump

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My former colleague Annie Lowrey has a piece in New York magazine about that rally the other day in which Donald Trump repeated a woman in the audience calling Ted Cruz a pussy for only wanting to torture sometimes instead of all the time, like Trump. Annie was there and summed up the event well. … [Read more...]


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Old Reliable is Back Again

I'm just gonna leave this here:NH prediction, 5 days out: Rubio 25, Cruz 22, Trump 19, Kasich 17, others single digits. #NoGutsNoGlory— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 4, 2016The wrongest wronger who ever wronged. I feel like he and Dick Morris should open their own psychic hotline. … [Read more...]


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Cruz Endorser: God Sent Hitler to Hunt the Jews

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The Cruz campaign hailed the endorsement of Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer, and since then I've reported on some of his more extreme views. Now the Times of Israel reports that Bickle has actually claimed that God sent Adolf Hitler to hunt the Jews for not accepting Jesus. … [Read more...]


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Could Bloomberg Be More Than a Spoiler?

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is still making noise about possibly running an independent campaign for president and it looks like he's hired Frank Luntz to do some polling to see how realistic that is. And his first poll suggests that he would start in a very strong position for a third-party candidate: … [Read more...]


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Eric Trump: Waterboarding is Like a Frat Hazing

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So it turns out that Donald Trump's son Eric is just as appalling as he is. He's been campaigning for his father and making arguments every bit as stupid as The Donald, especially about torture. In an interview on Fox News, Trump the Lesser said that waterboarding is just like a frat hazing ritual. … [Read more...]


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Ted Cruz’ National Security Advisor?

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Robert Batemen takes a look at Dr. Victoria Coates, who is Ted Cruz' national security advisor. There's just one problem: She has no background whatsoever in national security. None. Zero. Zip. She's an art historian who helped edit Donald Rumsfeld's autobiography. That's as close to a credential or experience as she has. … [Read more...]


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New Hampshire Primary Bad for the GOP

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The Republican party leadership really hoped that the New Hampshire primary would narrow the field and firmly establish Marco Rubio as the "mainstream" alternative to Trump and Cruz, but his performance in the last debate seems to have destroyed that possibility. 67% of Republican voters said the last debate was important in making their decision. … [Read more...]


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Rafael Cruz: Secular Humanism is Our National Religion

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Rafael Cruz has never had anything more than a tenuous connection to reality so it's no surprise that he actually believes, or at least claims to believe, that we are now living in a theocracy of secular humanism. Damn, I wish he were right, but that's fantasy so ridiculous that only a Christian dominionist could possibly believe it. … [Read more...]


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Rubio: I’m as Bad as Cruz, I Promise!

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Christian right leaders have flocked to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio doesn't like it one bit. So he had his "faith outreach director" do an interview with the Christian Post to assure the wingnuts that he's every bit as much of a Christian extremist as Cruz. He'll hate gays and women just as much as Cruz, he promises! … [Read more...]


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