Trump at 41% … Who are the Real Low-Information Voters?

Donald Trump has 41% of Republican voters on his side. My mind is reeling from the possibility that Donald Trump has a real chance of being the Republican candidate for president of the United States. That means that Donald Trump just might be the next person to occupy the Oval Office. Yes. This guy: via GIPHY I don’t need anyone to explain to me how this happened. I already have a low enough opinion of average Americans to account for this level of ignorance. But I do want to point out Read more […]

Melissa Harris-Perry: Is Everything about Race?

It wasn’t that long ago that ex-reporter Vester Lee Flanagan went off his rocker and killed a couple former co-workers, probably out of revenge because he got fired, and his white “racist” co-workers got to keep their jobs. He was one of these types that read into every little thing people said. If someone mentioned working “in the field,” Flanagan knew it was a racial slur referring to slaves working in the cotton fields. If Flanagan were still alive and had his way, he’d probably Read more […]

Hillary Clinton Says to Vote Pragmatically, Even if You’re Not Excited

Hillary Clinton recently sat for an interview with Lena Dunham from the HBO series Girls. During the interview, Clinton had some advice for less-than-enthusiastic voters: Whenever I’m talking to young women about politics, I always say, look, you don’t have to run for office, you don’t have to be actively involved, but you do have to exercise your brain in deciding what you believe and who you will support. . . . And sometimes, it is choices between people that none of whom excite you, but Read more […]

Donald Trump, Birthright Citizenship, and the Fourteenth Amendment

Donald Trump just released a six-page policy paper on immigration. Among the key points in the document, one particular item is getting quite a lot of attention. Trump wants to stop the “anchor baby” loophole from our interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment by more narrowly defining birthright citizenship: A policy paper released by 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump this weekend has reopened a question in the immigration debate that some of Trump’s fellow GOP candidates may want Read more […]

The GOP Presidential Candidate the DNC Hates the Most is …

It might surprise you to know that the Democrats have a favorite Republican presidential candidate—to hate: The Hill tallied the DNC’s social media mentions of Republican presidential contenders, scanning press releases, tweets and Facebook posts from July 2014 through June 2015, to see whom the group has been hitting the most over the past year. [Rand] Paul ranks as the DNC’s top target, with 203 mentions. Christie follows with 202 attacks, and Bush trails closely behind him with 199. With Read more […]

Jeb Bush a Little Too Transparent: Reveals Floridians’ SSNs

In an attempt to be “transparent,” Jeb Bush released a bunch of emails he has received in the course of his tenure as governor of Florida. The problem is he didn’t redact some SSNs, home addresses, and other personal information. So now some of his constituents could become the victims of identity theft. Oops. When he released the emails he posted the following message on his website: In the spirit of transparency, I am posting the emails of my governorship here . . . Some are funny; some Read more […]

Darth Vader More Liked than All 2016 Presidential Candidates

Apparently, Americans like Darth Vader more than any of the 2016 presidential candidates. The next runner up in the favorability list comparing political figures with Star Wars characters is Hillary Clinton, neck and neck with the mysterious bounty hunter Boba Fett: None of the 2016 hopefuls is polling higher than Darth Vader. You’ll recall that Vader chopped off his son’s arm and blew up an entire planet, but evidently in the eyes of the American public these are minor sins compared to Benghazi, Bridgegate and Read more […]

Christie Refuses To Support GOP Opponent to Democratic NY Gov. Cuomo

I’ve been saying all along the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a Democrat in Republican clothes.  He has regularly aligned himself with Democrats such as Barack Obama, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  He has sided with Democrats on a number of liberal issues such as same-sex marriage, Obamacare, supporting Muslims with known terrorist ties and many of the fiscal cliff standoffs. Yet, a number of Republicans still list Christie’s name in the Read more […]

Sen. Rand Paul for President 2016?

The Conservative Political Action Conference ended over the weekend.  It featured a number of conservative Republican speakers from state and federal politics.  Before the conference ended, they conducted their 2016 presidential preference straw poll.  When the votes were counted, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) garnered 25% of the votes.  This surprised many who believed that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was the overwhelming favorite yet Rubio finished just behind Paul with 23% of the vote.  Rick Santorum, Read more […]

Will Marco Rubio be the Next GOP Presidential Candidate?

As the Republican Party is still licking their wounds from this month’s presidential defeat and trying to regroup to determine what’s next, perhaps one person already knows. This past Saturday, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio attended a birthday fundraiser for Iowa Republican Governor Terry Branstad.  The theme of the fundraiser was ‘turn the page’ and ‘look to the future.’  Rubio had been asked to speak at the fundraiser back on September 1 with the hopes that Romney would Read more […]