Trump Demands a Do-Over in Iowa, Accuses Cruz of Fraud


Donald Trump is now accusing Ted Cruz of committing election fraud and demanding that the Iowa caucuses be done over again or that Cruz be stripped of his delegates from Monday. Yeah Donald, that's going to happen. Not that he cares. This is just standard Trump behavior, any defeat must be the fault of anyone but him. … [Read more...]

Poor Jeb Bush Has to Beg Audience to Applaud


I never thought I could feel sorry for a member of the Bush family, but I feel kind of embarrassed for Jeb Bush right now. In a campaign event in New Hampshire, the poor guy delivered a lame, predictable applause line that got no applause. So he actually had to ask the audience to clap for it. … [Read more...]

Rafael Cruz and the ‘Sleeping Giant’


One of the most tired tropes in politics is the idea of some "sleeping giant" or "silent majority" that would change everything if they would just go vote. The person invoking these tropes, of course, thinks they're all on his side. It's especially absurd when the "sleeping giant" is one of the most powerful and reliable voting blocs in the country. Like Rafael Cruz: … [Read more...]

Deace Cries ‘Spiritual Warfare’


There's something quite bizarre to me about people who attribute entirely mundane events and behavior to some sort of demonic activity. Steve Deace, whose head is so far up Ted Cruz' ass that if Cruz stops quickly he'll break his nose, says that Cruz overcame "spiritual warfare" to win the Iowa caucuses. … [Read more...]

Holy Spirit Told Ted Cruz to Run for President


I find this quite hilarious. Rafael Cruz went on a Christian TV show and told the host that his son Ted only ran for president because the Holy Spirit told him to in an hours-long prayer session in which he surrendered himself to the will of God and became but a lowly servant carrying out the orders of the almighty. … [Read more...]

Cruz Wins Iowa Despite the Opposition of Satan


Ted Cruz has a campaign prayer team and it's made up of the kind of people who think there's an actual Satan who is working overtime to stop him from becoming president. Apparently, Satan is able to cause communications problems, which tells me that they all need to anoint their cell phones and laptops with holy water. … [Read more...]

Voter ID Laws Really Do Suppress Minority Votes


A new study of the last few election cycles that compares minority turnout in states that have strict photo ID laws to be allowed to vote and those that don't shows that such laws have precisely the effect that Republicans want them to have, suppressing the votes of racial minorities that are more likely to vote for Democrats. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Fake It Till You Make It Behavior


Michael Kruse writes at Politico Magazine about how Donald Trump never, ever admits to doing anything wrong or to failing at anything. Every failure is spun into a victory, every stupid statement or lie is defended to the death, all while attacking anyone who points out those lies and failure with irrelevant insults. … [Read more...]

Could Sarah Palin Be Any More Gullible?


Sarah Palin is lashing out at forced birth groups who aren't taking seriously Donald Trump's alleged conversion from being pro-choice all his life. She actually believes that he means it, or at least has to pretend to believe it while she's attached herself to him for publicity purposes. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump = Pat Buchanan?

Trump Shrug

Nate Silver has a fascinating column in the wake of the Iowa caucuses comparing the Donald Trump campaign to that of Pat Buchanan in the 1992 presidential election. As usual, he dives into the fine details of the polling and the caucus results to build the hypothesis that, like Buchanan, Trump's appeal may be limited to a minority of angry voters and to virtually no one else. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump is Demonic!


Our old friend Gordon Klingenschmitt has a guest column on his website from a guy named Andre Traversa, who seems a good match for him. He's a big Ted Cruz fan and he's decided that Donald Trump's attacks on Cruz are proof that he's possessed by demons. I'm sure he and Gordon have names for them. … [Read more...]

Rafael Cruz: Ted is Running to Spread the Love of Jesus


Rafael Cruz went on Steve Deace's radio show and driveled out a bunch of nonsensical cliches about "Judeo-Christian values" before ultimately saying that his son Ted is running for president in order to “share the love of Jesus Christ” with everyone in America. Gee thanks, Ted. … [Read more...]