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Category Archives: 2016 Election

Et Tu, @TedCruz?

Last night, it was former Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz’ turn to take the stage at the Republican National Convention and give his speech. While that speech was nearly as much of a barn-burner as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s Monday-night speech, it may ultimately have resulted in something negative […]

When #NeverTrump Goes Pseudointellectual

James Madison once said the following: It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms […]

How the #GOPConvention Rules and Delegates Would Work

If you’re a political junkie like me and have been a little bit more concerned than usual about how things might go at the RNC National Convention this summer, fear not, based on what the man pictured above had to say to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution over the past few days. His name is Randy Evans, […]

Political Conventions and Citizen Activism — How It’s Done (Because I’ve Done It!)

Beginning soon at a local precinct near you, delegates will be selected who will eventually ascend to represent their State at the national RNC convention. How do I know this? Two ways — I just yesterday received an email describing the process for my particular area in Georgia, where the delegate selection process begins this […]

In Response To Rush on Why Folks are Choosing @realDonaldTrump Over “Conservatism”

“The question is, with this many millions of people angry, upset, disaffected, feeling left out, whatever, at both parties in Washington, why wasn’t conservatism turned to by these people instead of Trump?” -Rush All other things being equal, there seems to be no question that the population of Republican primary/caucus-goers should be backing either Sen. […]

This is How to Vote in Your Primary or Caucus

There have been gigabytes – perhaps nearing terabytes – of digital ink being spilt by those who get paid to do so to influence the average American citizen (certainly at least those activist enough to vote in primaries/caucuses) which way to vote. In fact, a certain talking head has come right out and made his […]

Could It Be a @realDonaldTrump / @marcorubio Ticket?

Consider the following points of fact (whether anecdotal or otherwise): Donald Trump has arguably the strongest base of supporters of any candidate (perhaps save Sen. Sanders) this primary season. Mr. Trump has maintained such steadfast support because he is not beholden to anyone (self-funded) and he speaks his mind quite frankly. Mr. Trump has never […]

@TedCruz and Presidential #Eligibility, Part 2

As a follow up to a previous posting on this site, frankly, not much has changed regarding the question of whether or not Sen. Ted Cruz is fundamentally eligible for the presidency. And no matter the pontification on the part of legal scholars, other presidential candidates, or talking heads, the bottom line is that nothing […]

On Cybersecurity and What’s Being Done About It

From a security analyst point of view, today became a great day for a write-up on the current national discussion of cybersecurity — and, more importantly, what is actually being done about it. This morning, LegalInsurrection.com posted quite the prescient article entitled, “What If Spying On Social Media Sites Could Save Lives?” In it, one […]

Does Presidential Candidate Personal Net Worth Determine Lack of Lobbying Access?

PersonalCapital.com recently put together* an infographic concerning the personal net worth of the major political candidates as well as historical perspective on net worth of historical candidates. I thought this information was particularly poignant in light of my comments on why businessman Donald Trump is doing so well in current polling for the 2016 presidential election (as a brief aside, […]

The @FoxNews #GOPDebate — Questions You Should Ask

Lots of news has been made over last Thursday’s Fox News “Prime Time” 9pm debate. However, as a citizen observer, I’d like to cut through the hyperbole that’s been rampant over the past many days and instead ask a number of questions: Did you think that Fox News was any better or worse than any […]

For #GOP2016, Who Best Fits This Job Description?

I thank a reader for forwarding the link to the above video today. In it, PJTV host Bill Whittle — back on November 27, 2012, so this is just after the General Election — spends 15 minutes soberly and directly elucidating the meaning of what being a conservative is about. Please set aside 15 minutes to watch […]

Why @realDonaldTrump is Defying All Political Odds

As I continue to watch the GOP 2016 field of candidates line up in their poll positions for the first of two debates on Fox News next week, I can’t help but continue to be intrigued by #Donald Trump. But why the intrigue? There are surely other equally-qualified candidates (and some not so much, in […]

The Donald Could Narrow Down GOP Field; Immigration Comment Outrage Suspect

What a week the past week in politics has been, and the big issue was (and is) illegal immigration. What’s fascinating to me is not just that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has been so outspoken on the issue, but that a few of the current candidate field have been vehemently against the Donald — to […]

Two Videos that Demonstrate Why Hillary Needs Competition

The first is from Saturday Night Live and the second from America Rising PAC. Both are very much self-explanatory:

GOP Presidential Announcement Videos — Cruz, Paul, Rubio

In case you missed them, here are the announcement speeches for all three of the currently-announced GOP presidential candidates: Disclosure: I am currently for #LibertyNotHillary (Rand Paul), #TeamCruz (Ted Cruz), and #NewAmericanCentury (Marco Rubio)

@TedCruz and Presidential #Eligibility

Earlier this month, I had posted on what Professor William Jacobson at LegalInsurrection.com had tweeted regarding considering presidential eligibility for 2016’s slate of GOP White House hopefuls. And while I still believe that his 2013 posting is quite salient to the discussion at hand, it obviously (and admittedly) did not absolutely answer the question, especially […]

GOP Presidential Eligibility — Rubio, Jindal, Cruz Edition

Today, @LegInsurrection tweeted a posting by Prof. Jacobson from back in September of 2013 that could probably be considered the definitive posting on whether or not Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Bobby Jindal, or Sen. Ted Cruz could be considered natural born citizens for the purposes of the presidency. I’m not going to cut-and-paste anything from the posting; […]

Gov. Jindal to Host Major Prayer Event in 2015

Interesting stuff from CBN: The Brody File has learned that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will host a major event for Christian Pastors called, “The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” It will be held January 24th, 2015 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Over 100,000 evangelical pastors are […]

Dateline 2016: Dr. Ben Carson to Announce Candidacy for President

Update: A listing of stations airing “A Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for America” can be seen at RightSideWire.com. With the 2014 Midterm Election barely into the history books, pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is about to throw his proverbial hat in the GOP presidential ring: Carson, a famous pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative […]

Dr. Ben Carson Edges Closer to Presidential Bid

Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned neurosurgeon, is forming a political action committee and naming the gentleman who would run his campaign: Emerging from two-days of meetings with supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Carson told the [Washington] Times on Friday morning he has selected Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his 2016 campaign chairman should […]

“Six Californias” Plan Garners Enough Signatures to Be on the 2016 Ballot

USAToday.com: SAN FRANCISCO — A plan backed by venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into six states has gained enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot, the plan’s backers say. A Twitter account belonging to the nonprofit Six Californias tweeted on Monday that “#SixCalifornias will be submitting signatures in Sacramento tomorrow for placement on […]

Hillary’s Bad Heart

Drudge reports via sources of Ed Klein’s new book, “Blood Feud,” that Hillary Clinton’s health is not exactly top notch. The key issue that appeared after her last episode of fainting: She had a right transverse venous thrombosis, or a blood clot between her brain and skull. She had developed the clot in one of […]

Rubio’s Rough Tea Party Waters on Illegal Immigration Could Produce Primary Challenge

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) appears to be trying Tea Party patience with his current stance on currently-pending immigration reform that would essentially legalize illegal immigrants. And while Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was once associated with the same legislation, he backed off when border security became less than a top priority: “I have heard repeatedly from […]

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