The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

#RNCinCLE: No More Bushes

  CLEVELAND The Bush family is “effectively in self-imposed exile,” Jonathan Martin of Politico said on CNN’s midday broadcast, noting that it has been decades since Republicans were Bush-less at their national convention. He said this like it’s a bad thing that Republicans have finally rid themselves of the dynastic dominance of Bushism. It’s as […]

CLEVELAND: The Heat Is On the Street

Ohio state troopers guard the corner of 4th and Prospect. CLEVELAND Got here Sunday morning and immediately had to deal with news of the shootings in Baton Rouge, so I went and met with Louisiana delegates: Roger Villere was in church Sunday morning “and my phone kept vibrating,” the Louisiana Republican Party chairman said. Villere […]


  CBS News is among the outlets reporting that Donald Trump has picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice-presidential running mate, just five days before the Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland. Via Memeorandum, more reports from WXIN-TV, Reuters, The Hill, The New York Times, Roll Call, The American Spectator and Hot Air. Meanwhile, […]

Butt-Hurt Jeb Bush Blames the Pope?

Moaning on MSNBC about his defeat in the GOP primaries — his campaign spent $34 million for nothing — Jeb Bush needed a big scapegoat: Asked about his final days on the campaign trail, Bush reflected on the South Carolina primary during which he was in a three-way tie behind Trump with Sens. Marco Rubio […]

A Balm For Conservatives In Trumpreich

by Smitty Given time constraints and general bewilderment at the Democrat takeover of the GOP, there just hasn’t been much to say. Hopefully Darleen will get Friday Fiction going again. On Twitter, it’s been an endless parade of horribles if I don’t join the Trumpenproletariat. Fortunately, the indispensable Jonah Goldberg offers a fine read to […]

Fear And Loathing In Reno: What I Saw At The Nevada State GOP Convention

— by Wombat-socho It all started at the chaotic Clark County Republican convention back in April, which I attended as an alternate from my precinct and wound up leaving early so I didn’t miss too much of a Saturday in the tax mines. Shortly before my departure, volunteers for the Cruz campaign encouraged me to […]

Trump Trolls His ‘Christian’ Chumps

by Smitty Hot Air has the audio clip. It’s a relatively obvious troll. It underscores the notions that either (a) Trump isn’t even slightly serious about the job for which he’s purportedly campaigning, or (b) if there is a serious bone in his body, it’s dislocated from any real competence. I’m actively curious as to […]

Cruz, Sanders Win Wisconsin

Tuesday was a bad night for front-runners in both parties: Senator Ted Cruz soundly defeated Donald J. Trump in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday, breathing new life into efforts to halt Mr. Trump’s divisive presidential candidacy and dealing a blow to his chances of clinching the Republican nomination before the party’s summer convention. With more […]

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