With one day until voters in New Hampshire go to the polls in the first presidential primary, I am ironically enough writing this roundup from Polk County, Iowa where the presidential nomination process started a week ago today.
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Rubio: After having what can be classified as a rough debate, Senator Marco Rubio (R) came out swinging and had a large event Sunday morning in Londonderry that maxed out the capacity of the venue. Specifically, Rubio hammered away at President Obama again despite the blustering attack her received for his repetitive critique of President Obama from Governor Chris Christie (R), a on again off again buddy of the President, during the debate on Saturday.
Elites and New Hampshire: New Hampshire poses another problem for elites within both political parties as voters look poised to hand victories to a old hippie socialist over former Secretary of State and Co-President Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side and to a demagogue liberal posing as a Republican on the Republican side.
Bush: RRH favorite Ross Douthat examines why former Governor Jeb Bush’s (R) failed campaign has all the hallmarks of the undoing of his father, President George H.W. Bush (R) on top of being tied to toxic legacy left by his brother, President George W. Bush (R).
Clinton: When you think Republicans have lunacy occurring in their ranks, you have to look to see what is going on with the Democrats. Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright have launched vicious attacks against women who are not blindly following former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and voting for her because we need to obtain identity politics goals blindly. Albright said those women who do not support each other, aka those who are Feeling the Bern, really should burn in a special level of hell for not helping a fellow woman.
Cruz: The New York Times is several months late in realizing what I have known for awhile: Senator Ted Cruz (R) is the President Richard Nixon (R) of our time. In addition, the Times finally realizes what strategy Cruz can use to win and how he has been successful so far.
Trump: In case you missed it, Donald Trump (himself) upped the ante regarding interrogation of terrorists by promising to not just bring back waterboarding, but to bring forward something a “hell of a lot worse.” I guess he is off the topic of illegal immigration for once, which might be a good thing.
Music: At least we can thank Donald Trump for one thing, he has broken the decades long Republican practice of kowtowing to artists who object to Republicans using their music at events. Trump continues to blare Adele even after she said to stop.
PA-Sen: The increasingly problematic DSCC favorite candidate, Katie McGinty (D), is under attack for giving an incorrect and heavily convoluted answer to whether she every took campaign donations from leaders of the NRA, pro-life groups, or the oil/gas industry. McGinty said no eventually to the question asked of her at a forum, but she is taking heat from the right and left because she admitted in financial disclosures to accepting funds. Republicans are calling her an outright liar and Democratic Bold Progressive darling candidate; Braddock Mayor John Fetterman (D) is enjoying mocking her. This cannot come at a worse time as McGinty is behind on fundraising with former Congressman Joe Sestak (D), who DC and local Democratic hacks hate on a level eerily similar to how establishment hacks on the Republican side hate Senator Ted Cruz.
NY-5: In New York, you don’t have to go around offering kickbacks, those seeking kickbacks come to you in exchange for “economic development grants”. “Allegedly” State Senator James Sanders (D), then a City Councilmember, offered $1.7 million in exchange for a $250,000 kickback. Sanders is challenging Congressman Greg Meeks (D) for the Democratic nomination in NY-5 this year. The US Attorney, who must have a couple thousand prosecutors and investigators under this command to investigate every politician in the greater New York City area, is already investigating Sanders and his funneling of funds to “non-profits” for “economic development”.
PA-AG: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a petition by Attorney General Kathleen Kane (D) to have her law license suspension reconsidered. Kane petitioned for reconsideration of her temporary suspension in light of one of the Supreme Court justices involved initially being suspended for receiving naughty emails. The six remaining justices unanimously agreed Kane needs to get lost and accept that Pennsylvania is ruled by the VRWCGOBC, which involves Democrats and women in Pennsylvania because that is how the state rolls.