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Quote of the Day

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February 13, 2016
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

Temperatures Plunge in the Netherworld…

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February 13, 2016
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… As PoliPundit and Bill Kristol agree wholeheartedly about something:

Choosing Donald Trump as the Republican party’s nominee would be a mistake. He lacks the character to be a trustworthy president and the convictions to be a conservative one. He’s a confidence man who said, a day after winning the New Hampshire primary, “I will be changing very rapidly. I’m capable of changing to anything I want to change to.” To invest in this man the accumulated capital and the future aspirations of what is, despite everything, a great political party, the party that carries with it the cause of constitutional government at home and American leadership abroad, would be a grave error.

The Problem With The Donald

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February 13, 2016
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Donald Trump is a leftist at heart. He’d deport 12 million illegal aliens, but let them back in. He hates Obamacare, but prefers single-payer.

The only other candidate to support these policies is… Bernie Sanders.

Except that a Trump presidency would be worse than a Sanders presidency, because the Republican Congress would be forced to work with Trump, whereas it would battle Sanders.

In fact, Trump brings the worst of all worlds: He’s a vulgarian, a strongman (and we know how well those guys have done for the Third World), he’s nasty, he has no fixed principles, and his instincts are leftist.

I fail to see how any conservative, or indeed anyone who cares about America’s future, could support him.

Jim Gilmore Was Delusional

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February 12, 2016
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The man who won 12 votes in Iowa thought he could win the nomination:

“I think you start here and you go into South Carolina where as a fellow Southerner I have some affinity with the votes [sic] there,” Gilmore said. “Then we come back to my home state of Virginia, and then we see where we are with the other states as well. But I think we’re going to compete in Rhode Island, too. We have a lot of friends up there that are trying to help us in Rhode Island. Then I think we see where we are.”

Rhode Island!

Timing is Everything

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February 11, 2016
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If the early primaries were a few months from now, the upcoming worldwide recession would have already started, and Trump would be even more popular than he is now.

Fortunately, the recession isn’t in full swing yet, and Cruz can still put him away before he becomes president and lets 12 million “good ones” back into the USA.

Why No South Carolina Polls?

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February 11, 2016
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Great Minds Think Alike

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February 10, 2016
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PoliPundit, today:

Not since Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan will there have been a principled conservative nominee like Ted Cruz, if he can win the primaries.

Rush Limbaugh, today:

And let me say one thing: If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan.

“Refugee” Suicide Girls Kill 58 in Nigeria

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February 10, 2016
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So much for Obama’s claims that most refugees are “women and children”:

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — When three girls showed up Monday at a camp for people who had fled the militant group Boko Haram, they were welcomed and offered a place to sleep.

But early Tuesday morning, as the first light spread across the sprawling camp, two of the girls blew themselves up with bombs they had been concealing, killing 58 people and wounding 78.

The victims were among the more than 50,000 people who had been forced from their homes by Boko Haram’s rampages, only to be confronted with the same horror in the very place they had sought refuge.

Our Moment

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February 10, 2016
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Not since Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan will there have been a principled conservative nominee like Ted Cruz, if he can win the primaries. All the other Republican candidates, if elected president, would merely mark time while lurching towards immigration amnesties that would add 100 million poor, low-skilled, under-educated, non-English-speaking, socialist Third-Worlders to the electorate, which would end the American experiment.

Ted Cruz, on the other hand, would “fundamentally transform America,” but in the opposite direction from Barack Obama.

We conservatives have a moment here that we may not find again for another generation. We have a brilliant candidate, with intellectual heft and debating skills honed by years of battling liberals in elite settings. But this candidate also has a strategy to win, a calculated plan to accumulate enough delegates to be the Republican nominee. He has the tactical skills to beat Hillary in the general, with a voter turnout operation like no one has seen before and sophisticated targeting technology to bring out all those naturally-conservative voters who stayed home in 2012. And he has unshakable principles and a vision – to make America great again, to unshackle the free market, to strike terror into the hearts of our enemies, and to end illegal immigration.

We may not get a moment like this for another generation.

Take advantage of this moment. One day, you’ll be able to tell your grandkids that you donated to Ted Cruz and helped him win. Do it now. Do it again and again. Let’s make America great again.

Cruz’s Strategy to Win the Nomination

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February 9, 2016
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Win the SEC Primary: Of the 624 delegates at stake on March 1, 231 are from Cruz’s Texas and Georgia, where Cruz inherited Scott Walker’s entire operation. With Oklahoma, whose closed primary will be especially conservative, these three states have 274 delegates, almost a quarter of the number needed to nominate. Eighty-seven of the 155...

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Why Bernie Beat Hillary

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February 9, 2016
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The same reason Obama beat Hillary:

The Clinton campaign is offering eight years of trench warfare. Everything is about “fighting.” Sure, she’s promising to fight the “bad” half of America; those evil, nasty Republicans. But her entire pitch is like a recruiting poster for World War I: Vote for me and we’ll take this country back one hedgerow at a time, whatever the cost! It’s hard to get excited for the political equivalent of the Somme.

Sanders is offering the vision of turning America into Scandinavia. Such a revolution won’t really require much of a fight, though, because once The People become engaged, they’ll easily impose their will on the handful of corporate oligarchs who dominate affairs as of now. In Sanders’ view, outside of the very, very elites, we’re all basically brothers and sisters. And no matter how conservative you might be, the truth is that Scandinavia is lovely.

Where the Candidates Stand on Amnesty

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February 9, 2016
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Presidential candidates who support amnesty for illegal aliens:

Presidential candidates who oppose amnesty for illegal aliens:

Poll: Will South Carolina Feel the Bern?

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February 9, 2016
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South Carolina is supposed to finally stop Sanders, like it stopped Hillary in 2008. So poll:

Will South Carolina feel the Bern?

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Ad of the Day

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February 9, 2016
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Now that it’s mostly a Trump-Cruz race, Trump delenda est.

New Hampshire Primary Open Thread

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February 9, 2016
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Who will win the state that went for John “Amnesty” McCain twice? More importantly, who will come in second? Review the latest polls, and comment.

UPDATE: CNN has exit poll internals here, though no bottom-line numbers.

UPDATE: Bumping to the top. Cruz is in third, ahead of Bush, Rubio, and Christie. Carson is finished, and Kasich is a non-factor in the primaries to follow. So it looks like a Cruz-Trump race now, with Rubio and/or Bush trying to claw their way back in.

UPDATE: In the history of the modern New Hampshire primary, each party’s eventual nominee was either first or second in New Hampshire. That would mean that the Republican nominee will be… Donald Trump or John Kasich. Bwahahahaha!

This time, it’ll be different. Just like 2008 was, with two senators running against each other in the general election for the first time.