The Other McCain

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

The Media’s Squirrel Patrol

For the past two days, the liberal media have been acting as if Ted Cruz’s vacation to Cancun was the biggest news story of the week. As Scott McKay points out, this is a “squirrel” distraction, intended to draw the public’s attention away from the COVID-19 scandal around Andrew Cuomo and other news they don’t […]

Ross Douthat Seems To Think @TedCruz Is As Cynical As The Donald Himself

by Smitty In reply to Who Is Ted Cruz?, I’ve got to say: judge the tree by the fruit. A sample: With Cruz, though, even the most fervent peroration always feels like a debater’s patter, an advocate’s brief — compelling enough on the merits, but more of a command performance than a window into deep […]

Will Cruz Cruise or Get Trumped?

  The battle for Iowa seems to be coming down to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz vs. Donald Trump. Of course, there are likely to be five candidates still in the race after the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, but the debate Thursday highlighted the clash between Cruz and Trump: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz clashed Thursday […]

I Hope Lorne Michaels Feels A Twist Of Anguish Over The @TedCruz SNL Ad

by Smitty I hope that enough conservatives tune in to watch this on SNL tonight that Lorne the Liberal Tool has an inkling of just how much viewership he’s leaving on the table in the name of being an Obama/Clinton sycophant. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are co-hosting. Could be funny. Musical guest is Bruce […]

Radical Feminism and the ‘Equality’ Trap

  Radical lesbian activist @EllenPage decided that @TedCruz needed a lecture from her about equality and discrimination: DES MOINES — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and actress Ellen Page, of “Juno” fame, got into a testy and free-wheeling discussion Friday over gay rights here at the Iowa State Fair. “I’m happy to answer your question but […]

Actual GOP Leadership On Display

by Smitty Stanton Evans: "@Gop leadership should be pro-life, they spend so much time in the fetal position. " #Cpac2014 @instapundit — Keystone Keynesian (@smitty_one_each) March 8, 2014 In stark contrast to the Vichy GOP propping up the wrong side of history, here we have a clip of Ted Cruz telling a smarmy little mongrelish […]

Ted Cruz: Media Acting as ‘Palace Guard’ to Protect Obama in IRS Scandal UPDATE: Tom Perez Fails to Provide Information on Bosserman’s Appointment

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday the media have failed to do their job by demanding answers in the Internal Revenue Service scandal. “The media should hold the administration accountable,” Cruz said. Instead of acting as watchdogs, however, the media are acting as a “palace guard” protecting President Obama from scrutiny, the conservative Republican told […]

But It Does Get A Vote, And Can Swing An Election To The No-Talent Rodeo Clown

by Smitty [Click the image for the full cartoon.] So, where are we on the Kübler-Ross curve? I’m accepting of the fact that all appeals to intellect have failed. No teachers, short of Pain and Time, are going to have any effect. One can find a little balm for the wound in having joined in […]