It was a raucous day Monday on Capitol Hill at the start of the Senate confirmation hearings to approve Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Amidst outbursts from the gallery by anti-Kavanaugh protesters, Senate Democrats pulled out all the stops in an all-out effort to delay the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh, throwing one … Continue reading Cruz Drops a Truth Bomb About Democrat Opposition to Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
2016 Saw the rise of the populist in politics, both on the right and the left. On the left, you had an aging senator from Vermont attracting a young and enthusiastic crowd of budding socialists. We witnessed the rise and fall of Ted Cruz, who took Tea Party populism to a new level and became its standard bearer.
This was to finally be the year of the movement conservative. What none of them realized, was that the white, non-college educated working man had abandoned the Republican party two elections ago.
If in July in Cleveland the Republicans focus on the commonalities rather than the differences between Trump and conservative wing of the party some degree of unity can be achieved. If they do, they’ll be the stronger for it. If they don’t it could be a long, hot summer.
The Cruz-Kasich alliance is better termed a mutual non-aggression pact. It's true that Kasich didn't call for his supporters to vote for Cruz to stop Trump in Indiana, but he did pull his operation out of Indiana in favor of more fertile grounds in Washington and New Mexico. Some in the media were quick to call it a failure, the truth is we won't know until those states vote, starting on Tuesday.
The presidential primaries are usually settled by the time many states in the Northeast vote.
Rarely does Pennsylvania factor into a presidential primary, but it will this year.
One wonders with so many fantastic schemes, worthy of the Game of Thrones, if not House of Cards, when they will posit the notion of digging up Ronald Reagan's bones and running them.
Trump won Kentucky and Louisiana. Cruz won Kansas and Maine. Rubio won Puerto Rico. Trump now has 384 delegates, Ted Cruz 300 and Marco Rubio 151. 1,237 are needed to win the nomination.
Presidential debates are media events. Even so, they have rules, some apparent and official, some less apparent and unofficial. The same rules that work for Trump, Cruz and Rubio work against the good doctor.