A Conservative Respite in Flyover Country

Flyover country may not be the battleground for the presidential election, but there are many lessons the candidates could learn from the Midwest. Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled through South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. I found almost everyone I talked to held conservative viewpoints. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, but I only speak … Continue reading A Conservative Respite in Flyover Country

Welcome to the era of hate crime hoaxes

By John Ruberry It's been a rough May for hate crime hoaxsters. Liars have been caught peddling racist incidents that never happened, two of these, not surprisingly, were spread by college students and the third, was fabricated by a man living in a big college town. America's grievance industry preferred habit is the college campus. … Continue reading Welcome to the era of hate crime hoaxes

The Unexpectedly Chronicles So much for GOP hating Blacks & Hispanics

There is a lot to say about Iowa's results and I'll be saying it a bit later but I want to note one story from the results in Iowa that is getting no press. As you know by now Ted Cruz won Iowa with 28% of the vote Trump came in 2nd and Rubio came … Continue reading The Unexpectedly Chronicles So much for GOP hating Blacks & Hispanics

The Hillary Accomplishment Question: The Idiocracy is here

Since July 2013 I've been asking the question "What are Hillary Clinton's accomplishments as sec of state?" for almost two years and not getting an answer. Now Mark Halperin asked that question of group of Hillary voters and this is what happened: .@MarkHalperin asks Iowa Dems to name Clinton State Dept. accomplishments. Here's how they … Continue reading The Hillary Accomplishment Question: The Idiocracy is here

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?

Ted Cruz vs Lanny Davis Compare & Contrast

Sir Humphrey Appleby: You came up with all the questions I hoped nobody would ask The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP: Well Opposition is about asking awkward question. Sir Humphrey Appleby: And government is about not answering them. The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP:Well you answered all mine anyway. Sir Humphrey Appleby:  I'm glad you thought so … Continue reading Ted Cruz vs Lanny Davis Compare & Contrast

Run Warren Run edges the Tuesday Game Night Group

You know it's a waste of time to point out the difference between say the March for Life in DC or the Walk for Life in SF and the Iowa to something like either the March for life and the Run (Elizabeth) Warren Run Iowa group. So since that comparison won't move people who can't … Continue reading Run Warren Run edges the Tuesday Game Night Group

Gerrymandering, identity politics, and amnesty

By John Ruberry President Obama's point man on "comprehensive immigration reform," which is nothing more than a pseudonym for amnesty for illegal aliens, is fellow Chicagoan Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat who represents Illinois' gerrymandered fourth congressional district. Last week Gutierrez, while speaking at a convention of the far-left La Raza (The Race) last week, said Hispanic … Continue reading Gerrymandering, identity politics, and amnesty

Report From The Heartland

By:  Pat Austin   FORT SMITH, AR – I am on my way back to the deep South after a family vacation to the heartland of America; we went to the Midwest where in Iowa, for example,  many people don’t answer their phones because “it might be a politician.” They have answering machines still screening … Continue reading Report From The Heartland

Scott Brown Going to Iowa Chris Christie Hardest Hit

Captain Sulu: All right, now we've given them something else to shoot at Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country 1991 When I first saw this story I had to laugh: Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is traveling to Iowa on Sunday to check out the big boar and the super bull at the … Continue reading Scott Brown Going to Iowa Chris Christie Hardest Hit

Santorum wins Iowa, Romney wins narrative

Ransom Stoddard: You're not going to use the story, Mr. Scott? Maxwell Scott: No, sir. This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 A Democratic Thief is as bad as a republican one President Grover Cleveland 1962 In 1992 Senator Paul Tsongas of … Continue reading Santorum wins Iowa, Romney wins narrative

The first day that actually counts in Iowa

OK we've gone through months of debate and speculation today we find out exactly what the people in Iowa think. The polls suggest a good finish for my candidate and I'd love to predict a win for him, but I would not be surprised if he finished anywhere in the top 3. What will happen? … Continue reading The first day that actually counts in Iowa

My Mitt Romney problem in a nutshell

Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one. Matthew 5:37 People have a great capacity to hear the truth Dr. Thompson The Verdict 1982 Byron York tells a story a Mitt Romney story that make a lot of sense: According to Scott, Romney revealed that polling … Continue reading My Mitt Romney problem in a nutshell

Erick Erickson and conventional wisdom

Although I have avoided for strategic reasons "Santorum Surge" talk, it has reached the point where it is time to speak up. White Stacy McCain is pleased that Iowa is catching up to him Erick Erickson's critique will certainly get more play in the MSM As a pro-lifer myself, I have to throw up a … Continue reading Erick Erickson and conventional wisdom