Category Archives: Media
Glenn Reynolds, in USA TODAY says the voters are fed up with the ruling class in both parties:
The rise — and, for that matter, the fall, if fall it is — of Trump is an indictment of the GOP establishment and, for that matter, of the American political establishment in general.
On many issues, ranging from immigration reform, which many critics view as tantamount to open borders, to bailouts for bankers, the Republican and Democratic establishments agree, while a large number (quite possibly a majority) of Americans across the political spectrum feel otherwise.
Is Trump/Sanders a third party dream ticket for frustrated voters?
They both say the government’s unemployment numbers are a “crock“. The official 5.3% rate doesn’t take into account the 90 million who have given up looking for work. Sanders says the real unemployment number is north of 10%. Trump places it at 20%. Nick Gillespie, in a Daily Beast piece titled “The Pissed Off Primary”, notes they both hate Immigration and China, but in the end they’re more demagogues than candidates.
Donald Trump bitched about Megyn Kelly’s debate questions by way of saying she “had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”.
That comment took me back to 1979 BP (Before Political-correctness) when Dan Akroyd debated Jane Curtin on SNL.
Then there’s The Donald. He refused a pledge not to pull a Ross Perot if doesn’t win the nomination. Why give up the leverage, he reasoned. Makes sense I guess. And he said he made Hillary attend his wedding by giving her money. Also believable.
When asked how he came to change his views on taxes and abortion he said he evolved.
Ohio governor John Kasich entered the fray for the Republican nomination two weeks ago. The Buckeye Gov displaced Texas Governor Rick Perry for the last spot in tonight’s Fox News debate in Cleveland.
Cecil the Lion chased baby body parts off the front page. The Planned Parenthood scandal isn’t popular with the Washington Elite. The Obama administration thinks Planned Parenthood adheres to the the highest ethical standards for fetus crunching. The Senate had no stomach for defunding the organization.
It wasn’t just the lion story. As of July 24 Michael Barone says there were 773 stories about the confederate flag compared to 31 on the Planned Parenthood video.