Sunday, February 14, 2016

Did Trump Jump The Shark in South Carolina?

Trump Shark Jump?
Ace of Spades HQ: The Ego Has Landed

From supporting Planned Parenthood and to saying he is for tariffs on free trade, Donald Trump took some less than conservative positions last night.  But blaming George W. Bush for the World Trade Towers and the 9/11 attack?  I am not easily shocked by Donald Trump, but I was shocked by that argument.  I am not a fan of Jeb Bush.  I have considered Jeb! a disaster for the GOP from the beginning and a big part of the reason Donald Trump is on that stage in the first place... But, I am with Marco Rubio, I have thanked God on more than one occasion that George W. Bush was president when 9/11 occurred.

While I was depressed seeing that train wreck of a debate last night (and why would the GOP agree, for example, to a moderator who in the past suggested that Obama should destroy the Republicans), is this the beginning of the end for Trump?  How do you win the GOP nomination going left of Hillary Clinton on 9/11?  If it happens it means the GOP is completely dysfunctional and is already destroyed.

With the death of Antonin Scalia, the stakes are too high to mess around anymore.  Jonah Goldberg is predicting that resisting an Obama appointee for Scalia will fail, because the GOP leadership does not have the will to fight.  I hope Jonah is wrong about that, but we all recognize that is a real risk.  What is the point of even trying to win the general election if that is the attitude of our own side?  We need to narrow this race down to Cruz and Rubio and focus on winning the general election.

Politico: If this does not stop Trump, really what can?

Saturday, February 13, 2016

RIP Antonin Scalia and God Save The United States of America

Ted Cruz for SCOTUS? Will Trump do it?  

While we give condolences to his family and prayers for his passing, we cannot avoid the obvious: This whole election just ticked up a several notches in seriousness, didn't it?

I do not care what happens other than Barack Obama does not pick Scalia's successor.  If we lost the general election and Hillary or Bernie end up being president, well so be it.  But I want the GOP Senate majority to hold firm and any senator that deviates from that is dead to me.  

Protein Wisdom: RIP
TOM: Crisis

Ted Cruz's Colorful Actress Amy Lindsay

I know why he made the call. Still, Amy Lindsay is not exactly a porn star--her more explicit movies were Cinemax R rated "Skin-e-Max"-- and she is supporting conservatives in the election, so I think he should have kept running the ad (she did not apparently falsely present her self).  

Will it come up in the debate? 

Rule 5 and FMJRA

RedState: EBL Diary

Wombat: Don Surber: Pulling that ad was PC

American Power: Actress Amy Lindsay claims she is a conservative Republican (well at least on fiscal issues)

Chuck Todd may not like it, but I loved the Ted Cruz Office Space Ad

Hot Air/Allahpundit: Amy Lindsay says Ted Cruz is still in the running for her vote

Friday, February 12, 2016

Reality Confirmed: Huma Abedin is a...

Out of Africa