Heavy on criticism, light on solutions

So North Korea tested…something, maybe a hydrogen bomb although there’s reason to be skeptical about that, but something nuclear, on Wednesday, and Republican candidates are lining up to unload on President Obama and Hillary Clinton over it. Which, hey, it’s an election year, this is what happens. But when the talk turns to what any… Continue reading Heavy on criticism, light on solutions

Well, not *all* of us…

Uh, JEB? How much longer are you gonna keep pushing this obvious lie? How pathetic for @realdonaldtrump to criticize the president for 9/11. We were attacked & my brother kept us safe. — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 16, 2015 Unless “us” means JEB and Poppy and Mama Bush, then no, George W. didn’t keep “us”… Continue reading Well, not *all* of us…

Are we sure that JEB even wants to be President?

I’ve got Rand Paul dropping out of the campaign next, but I’m starting to worry that JEB is about to overtake him. His poll numbers are in free fall: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (who earlier in the week was trying to convince early morning television hosts that he was “having fun” on the campaign… Continue reading Are we sure that JEB even wants to be President?

The wrong guy dropped out

You won’t find any tears for Scott Walker’s abandoned presidential campaign here. But if these most recent PPP poll’s results are to be believed, maybe Walker wasn’t the one who should have dropped out in the name of “winnowing the field” (i.e., consolidating the non-Trump vote): Trump is doing pretty poorly in head to head… Continue reading The wrong guy dropped out

Full credit for faking it

I spared myself most of last night’s low-budget remake of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie marathon Republican debate, but the conventional wisdom seems to be coalescing over a couple of related points: Donald Trump was the night’s big loser, in part because Carly Fiorina was the night’s big winner Now, the media that appears to… Continue reading Full credit for faking it

Here are a bunch of crazy things that got said in the GOP debates yesterday

Despite feeling like I would much rather have been regrouting the bathroom tile or mulching my yard or something, I really did try to watch both of the Republican debates yesterday. I guess I could try to write some kind of analytical thing about what was said, but as that would risk imparting a level… Continue reading Here are a bunch of crazy things that got said in the GOP debates yesterday

Is JEB getting squeezed out?

Now, I don’t have facts to back this up… …but is it possible that JEB is getting squeezed out of the Republican primary? A couple of weeks ago I suggested that he was on the 2012 “Mitt” Romney path to the nomination, where nobody really like him, but they try everybody else one by one… Continue reading Is JEB getting squeezed out?