Same Time, Next Year…
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The official Final Countdown continues:Time Left Until Obama Ends… I’m somehow reminded of an old song: We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day… Faster, please!… … Continue reading

Taking Things In Order
Bill Quick

Fretting over whether Donald Trump would “abuse executive orders” « Hot Air The bottom line is that if you think EOs are evil – and there is much to complain about on this score – the problem is not with … Continue reading

Cruz Probably Has a Legit Lead Over Trump In Iowa At the Moment (UPDATED)
Bill Quick

Poll: Ted Cruz leads in Iowa; Donald Trump stays atop NH, SC – CBS News Wow!    Cruz leading Trump by nine at 40% of the Iowa vote!  That’s Yuge. Well, maybe it’s just Huge.  Or even huge. What’s more interesting … Continue reading

Bring On the Lamentations of Their Women
Bill Quick

The 2015 election tightened the Republican stranglehold on state government – The Washington Post That dominance — and what it means to the policy and political calculations and prospects for both parties at the national level — is the single … Continue reading

We Hardly Knew Ye – And There’s a Reason For That
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Jim Webb drops out of Democratic presidential primary – CNNPolitics.com (CNN)Jim Webb ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination at a press conference Tuesday, citing differences he has with the party. It wasn’t much news when he joined the … Continue reading

Change
Bill Quick

Epic Media Fail: Trump, Carson Hold Sizable Leads Over Hillary Clinton – Breitbart Moreover, and the media won’t tell you this, 2016 is going to be a change election. Biden is not change. Rather, he represents the third term of … Continue reading

America To Trump: Help Us Make America Great Again
Bill Quick

Most Agree With Trump on America’s Lost Greatness, Bloomberg Poll Finds The survey shows that 72 percent of Americans think their country isn’t as great as it once was—a central theme of front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign. More than a third prefer a … Continue reading

And I Am Unanimous With That!
Bill Quick

Earlier this week an article at the NYT concerning how the RNC’s rules changes “may backfire” (namely, helping Trump and hurting Jeb) received some play. Josh Putnam, who runs an interesting site called Frontloading HQ, takes issue with the NYT … Continue reading

What Trump Has To Do – And How He Is Already Doing It
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Carly Fiorina and the Wizard Filter | Scott Adams Blog I’ll tell you what images I got. 1. “That face” – which in my opinion is attractive but makes me tense. 2. A dying fetus with a heartbeat. On a table. … Continue reading

Interesting
Bill Quick

Iowa View: Fiorina, Rubio, Christie and Cruz on top after debate Rand Paul was actually the lowest-polling candidate coming in, and his slide is unlikely to end following Wednesday. Trump pretty much humiliated him. That was my take, too*, but … Continue reading

nemo explains it all
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Tonight promises us the most significant political event in recent history, as a large field of candidates for the Republican nomination take the stage to engage in thoughtful and nuanced discussion of complex issues ranging from income inequality and student … Continue reading

Do The Polls From 2012 Really Say Trump Will Lose? Nope.
Bill Quick

RealClearPolitics – Election 2012 – 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination Check out these polling results from the 2011-2012 GOP primary race. One of the repetitive mantras bruited about by the professional Trump haters of the GOP establishment is that polls this … Continue reading

We, The People
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There will be no more “tests” of “fitness.” There will be no more polite agreements on what can and cannot be said. There will be no more concessions to consensus, or correctness, or confused thinking. There will be unpleasant truths, … Continue reading

Jebamaboy
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My work on this is released to the public domain; contact me if you want the GIMP .xcf file on the chance you think you might possibly be able to do a better of tweaking the images. However, the source … Continue reading

The New Establishment Hotness: Ben Carson
Bill Quick

Oh my: Carson ties Trump in Iowa in new Monmouth poll « Hot Air That may seem odd, given the drastically different styles of the two frontrunners, but they have two key points in common. Neither of them have held public … Continue reading

I’m Glad I Missed It
Bill Quick

LIVEBLOGGING MAIN EVENT: 1st GOP Presidential Debate | PJ Media Huckabee says the way to address abortion is to invoke the 5th and 14th Amendment to the Constitution to grant the baby in the womb due process and equal protection … Continue reading

I Won’t Be Watching the Debate Live Tonight
Bill Quick

Couple of reasons: 1.  Garbage is more important to me.  The garbage pile-up problem in various places around my condo complex, that is.  And the monthly meeting of the condo association board is tonight, so I’ll be there. 2.  My … Continue reading

The Lineup For the Thursday Night GOP Cage Match
Bill Quick

Fox News Announces 2016 Debate Lineup: Who’s in and Who’s Out? – Breitbart 9 p.m. debate 1. Businessman Donald Trump 2. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 3. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 4. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 5. Retired surgeon … Continue reading

Viewing the World Through Rectum-Colored Lenses
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A revolt is taking place against the “ruling class” Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades. … … Continue reading

The Horse Race
Bill Quick

Trump Is Well Ahead As First Debate Looms – Rasmussen Reports™ Going into the first Republican debate of the primary season next week, it looks like Donald Trump, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are guaranteed seats. They’re the three leaders … Continue reading

Boot the No-Hope Losers Out of the GOP Primary Right Now
Bill Quick

Marco Rubio Has a New Answer For His Inexperience Problem – Bloomberg Politics The 44-year-old first-term senator is competing for the Republican presidential nomination against a crowded field that includes eight governors or former governors and several more experienced lawmakers. … Continue reading

Here’s Some Math For You
Bill Quick

RealClearPolitics – Election 2016 – 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination Polling Data Poll Date Trump Bush Walker Rubio Paul Huckabee Cruz Carson Christie Perry Kasich Santorum Jindal Fiorina Pataki Spread RCP Average 7/9 – 7/19 18.0 13.8 10.8 6.3 6.0 5.8 … Continue reading

Walker’s Day In the Iowa Sun
Bill Quick

Latest Monmouth Poll: Iowa Monmouth Iowa poll: Walker 22, Trump 13, Carson 8, Bush 7, Cruz 7 That sound you heard?  The Jebster taking a huge dump in his drawers. Interesting takeaway:  Trump’s numbers unchanged in wake of supposedly “disqualifying” … Continue reading

Glenn Reynolds Interviews Carly Fiorina
Bill Quick

Reynolds: Carly Fiorina, the other woman Voters looking for a female president will have a stark choice between Hillary Clinton, a Democrats’ Democrat with a history of public-sector involvement, and Carly Fiorina, a Silicon Valley Republican. And voters willing to … Continue reading

Sanders Goes For the Cable-Hater Vote
Bill Quick

Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Think Your Cable TV Bill Is Too High, And They Want The FCC To Investigate Attention, voters: Bernie Sanders is just like you, which is to say he’s tired of paying too much for cable. … Continue reading

Let the games begin.
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There is not enough popcorn in the world to cover the amount of excitement/turmoil he is going to bring. Poll: Donald Trump Leads GOP Field in North Carolina And there is more. Rush Limbaugh Caller Who Once ‘Couldn’t Stand’ Trump: … Continue reading

Summer Doldrums Are Upon Us
Bill Quick

Well, we’re into the dog days of the 2016 prexy campaign now. A few months back, the conventional wisdom was that Billary on the Dem side, and Jeb! on the GOP side, by virtue of massive funding, massive name recognition, … Continue reading

A Bush Clinton Race May Be The First Where Nobody Shows Up To Vote At All
Bill Quick

Hillary Clinton fights post-Obama apathy in bid to energize South Carolina blacks – Washington Times N, S.C. — She has mastered the art of affecting a folksy twang when speaking to Southern crowds and her husband once boasted that he … Continue reading

One of a Bunch of Second Bananas
Bill Quick

Carly Fiorina Is Not Running for Vice President – The Daily Beast The former CEO is attracting crowds and plenty of attention. So why isn’t the political class taking her seriously? Because she is in no way a serious candidate … Continue reading

GOP Needs Fiorina, But Not As the Prexy Nominee
Bill Quick

Robichaud: Fearless Fiorina is just what GOP needs to top Hill | Boston Herald Fiorina has a real shot at being the nominee. If Carly continues to hit home runs like the South Carolina ambush, her support will grow not … Continue reading

His Opponent is Fiorina, Probably
Bill Quick

Ohio Governor: Cleveland Protests a ‘Model’ for Future National Meltdowns But Kasich dismissed the idea he would be the ideal vice presidential nominee for the GOP. “Forget it, forget it, forget it. I don’t play for seconds,” he said. Yeah, … Continue reading

Polls, We’ve Got Early, Probably Meaningless Polls
Bill Quick

The 2016 political report: Walker emerges from Southern confab as GOP front-runner | WashingtonExaminer.com I don’t really place a lot of importance of a poll of a few hundred GOP wonks, but  in general, I don’t mind the outcome here … Continue reading

Guiding Missile Fiorina
Bill Quick

Articles: Carly Fiorina Just May Be the Surprise Dark Horse of 2016 But for all her strengths, Fiorina has many hurdles to clear, chief among them being fired from HP, being an advisor to a failed presidential run by John … Continue reading

Can’t Happen Soon Enough For Me
Bill Quick

Fox News limits size of first 2016 GOP debate | TheHill Fox News will restrict the number of Republican presidential candidates participating in the first debate of the 2016 campaign, the network announced Wednesday. It will require contenders to place … Continue reading

Well Known Bodybuilder Plans to Run For President
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O’Malley, eyeing the presidency, plans May 30 announcement – The Washington Post DURHAM, N.H. — Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, who has been ramping up for a potential White House bid, plans to make an announcement about his political future … Continue reading

This Ass Race Is Not a Horse Race
Bill Quick

In 2016 Dem race, Bernie Sanders is the new Elizabeth Warren | WashingtonExaminer.com As he formally announces his run for the presidency, it is nothing short of astonishing that Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont socialist who will be 75 years … Continue reading

Does The GOP Really Need a Style Contest Masquerading As A Primary?
Bill Quick

Does the GOP need a Republican Obama to Beat Hillary? | VodkaPundit What I’m trying to say is, let this not be another 2008 or 2012. In those years, the GOP fielded a selection of weak and/or weird candidates quite … Continue reading

The World Turned Upside Down: California In Play for 2016?
Bill Quick

CALIFORNIA MAY BE IN PLAY FOR 2016; A new poll conducted in California by the Emerson College Polling Society (ECPS) suggests that the perennially blue state, which has not been won by a Republican presidential candidate since 1988, may be … Continue reading

You’ve got to accentuate the positive.
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There is a lot being written about why he cannot win. But then. 3 Reasons Ted Cruz Could Win And he doesn’t just match up with them on policy, he matches up with their brashness, their yearning for someone who … Continue reading