The Other McCain

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

Fox News Is Corrupt and Unethical

It was never a good idea for conservatives to put all their media eggs in Rupert Murdoch’s basket, and this story about Marco Rubio’s role in the 2013 “Gang of Eight” deal explains why: A few weeks after Senator Marco Rubio joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator […]

Rubio Knocks Out Jeb Bush in Debate

  The general consensus, and also my own personal opinion, is that Marco Rubio was the big winner of Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate on CNBC. Polls have shown Rubio stuck in the second tier behind the two “outsider” candidates who are the current front-runners, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Rubio is young, smart and articulate, […]

If We Had Wanted an Obama-Hugging Sellout, Charlie Crist Would Be a Senator

Marco Rubio leading the RINO Squish Amnesty Parade? After so many conservatives personally vouched for Marco’s bona fides as The Real Deal? Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss: Hey, did someone set the clock back six years in Washington? Because today looks a hell of a lot like the dawn of the […]

The 2016 Campaign Begins

Marco Rubio goes to Iowa: Seven hundred people turned out to see the Florida senator at the annual  birthday fundraiser bash for GOP Gov. Terry Branstad. Rubio had the spotlight  all to himself — he said he was merely here to help the governor mark his 66th  birthday, but no one believed it for a […]

RNC Hangover: You Gotta Believe

Last guy in the Press Filing Center, 1 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 “There was never enough time. Every deadline was a crisis. All around me were experienced professional journalists meeting deadlines far more frequent than mine, but I was never able to learn from their example.” – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on […]


TAMPA, Florida Text provided by the Republican National Convention: In 1980, I watched my first Republican convention with my grandfather. He was born to a farming family in rural Cuba. Childhood polio left him permanently disabled. Because he couldn’t work the farm, his family sent him to school, and he became the only one in […]

VP Tea Leaves: Is Mitt’s Short List Now Down to Pawlenty, Portman or Ryan?

There are signals — both in terms of actual evidence and what might be called “absence of evidence” — that Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential choices have now come down to three Midwesterners: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. It appears that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been eliminated […]

I Love The Sound Of Citizenship Arguments In The Morning–No I Don’t

by Smitty Update: Human Events is not Town Hall. Michael Zak at Human Events: Now that Mitt Romney has become the presumptive Republican nominee, there is speculation that the junior senator from Florida will be his running mate. Marco Rubio’s parents were from Cuba and did not become U.S. citizens until he was four years […]

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