In the aftermath of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's (R) announcement speech on Monday, Maggie Haberman of The New York Times tweeted that "Several Dem strategists confess to pangs of concern watching Jeb speech right now." Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post replied to Haberman, saying that he was hearing the same thing.
These are just the latest examples of the press citing Hilary Clinton aides or unaffiliated Democrats saying the campaign most fears facing Jeb Bush. Maybe it's true. But pardon our skepticism. We suspect the Clinton camp would welcome Bush as the GOP nominee, and whispered worries to the contrary could very well just be orchestrated noise. Bush would bring the elimination of dynasty as an issue and no generational contrast. Moreover, the Clinton team already knows exactly how they'll use the Bush 41 and 43 baggage as campaign projectiles.
Likewise, the best Democrat to wield the dynasty attack on Bush probably is not a Clinton. more >>
For at least 30 years, honest observers have been pointing out the failure of liberal policies in the inner-city neighborhoods of America. The ugly truth is that these policies have not merely failed. They have been toxic.
For the first decade or two of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society program, it was possible to justify belief in its efficacy. Over time, reality shattered theory. Yet some continue what is nothing more than a grand political deception calculated to hold blacks as a captive voting block. It has worked.
The question is whether it will keep working. Ironically, it may turn out that the first black president, a Democrat and poster child for every liberal idea, may cause a historic break between Democrats and black voters. President Obama came to power like a Caesar. Long lines of the worshipful got up early or waited late to vote for their ersatz messiah. more >>
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has claimed that he'll defeat Islamic State terrorists if elected president of the United States by bombing "the hell out of them" and taking their oil, which would cut down their wealth.
"I say that you can defeat ISIS by taking their wealth," Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. "Take back the oil. Once you go over and take back that oil, they have nothing. You bomb the hell out of them, and then you encircle it, and then you go in. And you let Mobil go in, and you let our great oil companies go in. Once you take that oil, they have nothing left."
When asked about whether he would send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS, Trump said he would not reveal such plans yet. The billionaire suggested, however, that an effective general is needed to implement the strategy against the Islamic militants. more >>
Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh ripped into a CNN analyst he referred to as an "infobabe" Tuesday for showing what he sees as outright disrespect for retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, for calling the renowned doctor a lower-tier candidate who will "end up looking presidential" because of real estate mogul Donald Trump's entry into the 2016 presidential race.
"I heard before Trump made his announcement this morning — I saw this on CNN some infobabe, I don't remember who, was lamenting Trump getting in the race, is a clown. And so, the real problem with Trump getting in is he's going to make the Republican lower tier look good. And she cited Dr. Ben Carson as an example and how unfortunate that is, that Ben Carson is gonna end up looking presidential because Trump getting in is a clown," said Limbaugh on his radio show before launching into a staunch defense of Carson as a person and presidential candidate.
"Dr. Benjamin Carson is one of the finest, most accomplished human beings on this planet who has done more for people than most people in politics will ever do. And he's done it personally, not with other people's money," said Limbaugh. more >>
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In a blistering message aimed at Southern Baptists, evangelicals, Americans, the Supreme Court, and the world – Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd pointed to some of the nation's most divisive issues Tuesday morning in his convention sermon.
In tackling same-sex marriage, racism, abortion, and the freedom of religion, the Arkansas pastor warned there is an "alarm clock going off in our nation and around the world" and now is not the time to push the "snooze button."
"Southern Baptists, now is the time to lead," he said. "We need to believe and stand on His Word and for His name unashamedly and boldly, but always compassionately." more >>
The founder of the U.S. Hispanic Action Network says that God is answering America's prayer for revival and He's "wrapping it up in immigration."
Gonzalez spoke to those assembled at Skyline Church in La Mesa, California, for the Future Conference, calling on the Church to be open to what God is doing through immigration.
"God is bringing them [revivalists], but we let the media and the pundits make it a wedge issue inside the Church," he declared. more >>