Category Archives: Cruz

Obama Lectures Reporters

Obama lectures reporters

President Obama lectures reporters on reporting.

Jack Shafer reported in Politico on the president’s address at a journalism awards ceremony.

The occasion was the Toner Prize for Political Reporting awarded to Alley Mac Gillis by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

 

 

 

Republican Establishment Changes Horses

Republican Establishment Changes Horses

And Rubio’s dad was a bartender. Look where he ended up. Stomped.

Ed Rollins points out that Rubio “dropped like a rock” since he we was the establishment rock star four weeks ago. He says it’s between Trump and Cruz now.

Here’s Ann Coulter:

One would have to search the history books to find a party establishment so emphatically rejected by the voters as today’s Republican Party has been.

Between them, Trump and Cruz have won 77 percent of the delegates (1,067). The donor-approved, mass immigration advocates, John Kasich and the (late, lamented) Marco Rubio, have 23 percent.

Kasich does have one thing the remaining Freshman Senator and the Billionaire Blowhard don’t have – a resume. He’s a successful two term Governor of a traditional swing state and a tax cutting, budget balancing former chairman of the House Budget committee.

Trump credits Ohio’s surplus to fracking, not Kasich. And The WSJ’s Daniel Henninger say’s the 1997 federal balanced budget deal collapsed when the dot com bubble burst. Still, on this St. Paddy’s day, Henninger holds out a wee dram of hope for Kassich:

After many productive, honorable years in politics, John Kasich has made it to the national semifinals. But the GOP’s Last Governor is going to have to find another gear to win this.

 

Cruz Anger Management

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The anger vote is yuuuge and Ted Cruz wanted to own it. He’s smart. He knew that voters hate Washington so he decided to make everyone in Washington hate him. It worked.

Cruz sowed the seeds of rage when he gave a 21 hour speech on the Senate floor September 2013. He demanded that Obamacare be defunded. Obama refused to defund Obamacare and the government shut down. The Republican “establishment” got blamed.

Cruz planned to ride the anger vote to the nomination. It was a brilliant plan until, as Henninger says, “Trump stole the whole thing.”

Senator Cruz, the self-designed outsider, is getting killed by the outsider form hell.