Tag Archives: Ted Cruz

Some advice for Clintonites: lay off Sanders

If I feel sick to my stomach at the thought that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee of the Grand Old Party, I can’t fathom how I will feel on the morning of November 9 if he is the President-elect … Continue reading

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GOP candidates make U.S. a laughingstock

“Listen to this guy. He has one idea and repeats it over and over again.”                                                                                                                   “No, you’re the one who repeats himself. You have nothing to say.”                                                                                                              “You can’t be trusted.  You  lie.”                                                                                                                                                          “You’re the liar.”                                                                                                                                  “So’s your mother.” … Continue reading

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Fleeting impressions from Trumpless debate

Fox News may have missed Donald Trump. Its viewership was down to 11-13 million viewers, half what they got in the first debate last fall. (The Democrats’ debates have had only eight million viewers, thanks to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s … Continue reading

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Republican debate the same, only more so

Donald Trump has changed his messages not one iota.  He stands by every single outrageous thing he has said and is absolutely unfazed when challenged. That may be what his supporters like about him.  Last evening’s unpleasantly raucous and poorly … Continue reading

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Fox big winner in the debate

The big winner in last night’s “big boy” (top ten Republicans in polls, all male) debate was Fox News itself. While the network isn’t my default choice, the moderators, stalwart defenders of Republican orthodoxy,  and the format wrung the most out of … Continue reading

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Election 2014 – is consensus as remote as ever?

Tip O’Neill famously said all politics is local.  Yesterday, Republicans won big by turning that adage on its head. They nationalized state races and turned President Obama’s unpopularity and his administration’s failures into anvils around the necks of Democratic candidates.  … Continue reading

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Kerry said the “A” word; so have many Israelis

Secretary of State John Kerry prompted a diplomatic gasp and a Ted Cruz hissy fit  by warning of the dangers of apartheid if Israel and the Palestinians can’t achieve a workable two-state solution.  Kerry’s  private comment was uncharacteristically undiplomatic but not … Continue reading

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