Trump one year later: The Deplorables knew all along

By John Ruberry "'Many are the strange chances of the world,' said Mithrandir, 'and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.'" Mithrandir (Gandalf), in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Simarillion. This week greets the first anniversary of Donald J. Trump's historic election to the presidency. Historic? Yes. Trump is first … Continue reading Trump one year later: The Deplorables knew all along

The last time America elected a sick person as president was in 1944

By John Ruberry This morning Hillary Clinton suffered what is being called a medical episode in lower Manhattan where she may have fainted, but she certainly had to be helped into a van by campaign aides as her knees wobbled, as you'll see in a video. She's was in New York to attend a Ground Zero … Continue reading The last time America elected a sick person as president was in 1944

Global Pandemic: Crazy Elections

by baldilocks It looks like our country isn’t the only one which is experiencing election insanity. From Philip Ochieng: An ideology is any systematic set of religious or political ideals. Ideally, then, every political party should be identifiable by distinct ideological thought. But, if so, what is the ideological difference between Kenya’s ruling and opposition … Continue reading Global Pandemic: Crazy Elections

1968 returns

By John Ruberry This year could end up being the most tumultuous year since 1968. During that year there was of course a heated presidential election, the Democrats nominated Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who represented the status quo, one that was not especially popular. The Republicans chose a former vice president, Richard Nixon, whose critics … Continue reading 1968 returns

Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

By John Ruberry The mainstream media, which of course is no fan of the Republican Party and its nominee Donald Trump, in what must have been an act of collusion, almost immediately dismissed what I thought was an A- acceptance address as a "dark speech." Oh, why just an A- from me? I thought Trump's … Continue reading Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

Lawlessness Flexes Its Muscles

by baldilocks Today’s news is a vindication for conspiracy theorists, especially those who contend that a Clinton cabal exists. But I think that there is an overarching cabal; one that includes the entire Democrat Party and most of the GOP. It’s is one which intends to destroy the Rule of Law in America by handing … Continue reading Lawlessness Flexes Its Muscles

CA Primary Day Blather

by baldilocks Right, duty, whatever one wants to call it, I voted today in the California Primary Election. No Party Preference, crossover ballot—Republican. Who did I vote for? Ted Cruz. I figured that readers would want to know. I first registered as a Republican immediately after the 2000 General Election in which I voted for … Continue reading CA Primary Day Blather

Obama’s anti-free speech ’08 campaign set the tone for Chicago attack on Trump

By John Ruberry "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America." Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, 2004. Inspirational words, yes. But the spirit of the Democratic Party is now embodied by the leftist mob in Barack Obama's hometown who packed the house at the UIC Pavilion, preventing a possible presidential … Continue reading Obama’s anti-free speech ’08 campaign set the tone for Chicago attack on Trump

South Carolina (R)/Nevada (D) Instant Aftermath

By Steve Eggleston "Game over man, game over" - Hudson, "Aliens" I could just as easily titled this "The Death of Conservatism", because that's what the results out of South Carolina mean. Donald Trump, who returned to his liberal roots in the last debate, won the South Carolina primary by 10 percentage points. By "returned", … Continue reading South Carolina (R)/Nevada (D) Instant Aftermath

National Review’s Club Conservative attacks Trump

By John Ruberry Even if you are on the east coast and buried under two feet of snow, you probably heard that the conservative magazine founded in 1955 by William F. Buckley, National Review, just published a special edition titled Against Trump. The editors of the magazine--I am a longtime subscriber by the way--call the … Continue reading National Review’s Club Conservative attacks Trump

The “Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy” campaign season

By Steve Eggleston First things first, congrats to Peter and the rest of the Magnificent Seven for winning one of the Best Grassroots Blogs awards from Doug Ross. It's been a honor to write here, even as infrequently as I have been. 2015 has been one crazy year, especially on the political front. Going into … Continue reading The “Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy” campaign season

Fear of a Trump planet

By John Ruberry Unless you have been living in a spider hole without access to a computer or a television, you are of course aware of the Donald Trump phenomenon. Without spending much money, his or anyone else's, the real estate billionaire has vaulted to the top of the Republican presidential polls. Whether he is … Continue reading Fear of a Trump planet

How bad is it for the Democrats? Biden is touted as their savior

By John Ruberry A year ago a third presidential campaign by Joe Biden would have been greeted by guffaws from Anchorage to Key West. But the plummeting opinion poll numbers of struggling frontrunner Hillary Clinton have re-opened the trap door for the vice president. Clinton's primary opponent is socialist Bernie Sanders--but few people think the … Continue reading How bad is it for the Democrats? Biden is touted as their savior

New Week, New Poll: Which Candidates Will Drop This Week?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Another week, another poll. In the latest NBC News/WSJ poll, the leaders are Donald Trump followed closely by Ben Carson.  Carly Fiorina has risen significantly since her steely debate performance, and Marco Rubio is holding steady. At the bottom of the list are Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore, … Continue reading New Week, New Poll: Which Candidates Will Drop This Week?

The “experts” are wrong on Trump

By John Ruberry "What in hell do the experts know?" is something that Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley often said to his friends according to legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko. The experts often lampooned the last machine boss, but despite his flaws--which included prickly relations with the city's rapidly expanding black population--he knew how to … Continue reading The “experts” are wrong on Trump

The Trump boom goes, well, boom

By Steve Eggleston "Oh yeah? Well I speak loud! And I carry a bigger stick! And I use it too! (WHAP!)" - Yosemite Sam, "Ballot Box Bunny" "A chicken? Of course not. Do you think I'd let a chicken do that to me? That's just a loud-mouthed schnook" -Grandpa Hawk, "The Foghorn Leghorn" Normally at … Continue reading The Trump boom goes, well, boom

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump cause justifiable concern among other candidates

The upcoming 2016 Presidential Election Cycle appears to be in full swing even earlier than normal. Polling has begun, we are already seeing stories about who can and can’t win. One side is yelling about how some folks aren’t true conservatives, the other side seems concerned that the person whose turn it is might not … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump cause justifiable concern among other candidates

The War Doctor & Election 2016 Part Two the MSM/Left’s Dilemma

The Doctor:  (screwdriver buzzes moving frantically ) It’s all wrong.   President Obama taking questions from the press?  The press challenging him on issues?  The TARDIS taking us to Washington when we are supposed to be in Bermuda… Rory:  You’ve got to admit that last one isn’t unusual. the Doctor Obama and the Press Corps … Continue reading The War Doctor & Election 2016 Part Two the MSM/Left’s Dilemma

A Response to William Jacobson

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – A couple of weeks ago William Jacobson queried the possibility of conservatives falling in love with Marco Rubio again.  As one of the original Not One Red Cent bloggers, I’d like to know the answer to that question, too. The comments on the professor’s blog, Legal Insurrection, were not particularly … Continue reading A Response to William Jacobson

Does Hillary prefer Chicago’s Palmer House over Iowa?

By John Ruberry The world was poised to stop nearly two hours ago when Hillary Clinton was supposed to announce on social media that she is running for president again. Perhaps she is trying to emulate Barack Obama's well-known tardiness. Now I am hearing the announcement will coming later this afternoon. The plan after that, or so … Continue reading Does Hillary prefer Chicago’s Palmer House over Iowa?