Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are Running on the Same Ticket

Gore Vidal once quipped that there is only one party in the United States, “The Property Party…and it has two right wings.” Thus is the state of the 2016 campaign over the last 96 hours. Hillary Clinton ‘relaunched‘ her campaign on Roosevelt Island over the weekend and Jeb Bush, finally, declared his candidacy. While these Read More

Is Jeb Bush speaking for Obama? Or is Obama speaking for Jeb Bush? 

Jeb Bush and President Obama are both in Germany this weekend. Unsurprisingly, they both spoke about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Surprisingly, they both sounded a lot alike. What Jeb said: “There are things that we could do given the scale of our military to send a strong signal that we’re on the side of Poland, Read More

Scott Walker and the League of Small-Government Gentlemen

“Who do we want? Scott Walker! Why do we want him? Because we’ve filled his coffers in exchange for small government initiatives!” – say the Koch brothers, Bradley Foundation, and many others. OK, they didn’t actually say that, but they have poured money into small-government think tanks that have, you guessed it, supported small-government Wisconsin Read More

Jeb Bush: Keep the Muzzle On

Jeb Bush is heading to Europe this week. For other 2016 hopefuls, campaigning across the pond has caused some headaches. Chris Christie and Scott Walker both found out the hard way that a trip overseas is not a walk in the park. So how is Jeb Bush, who is plagued by a family legacy of Read More

Scott Walker, Professor of Education

Conservatives and Republicans supposedly love Scott Walker. Why? Because he is Union busting? Maybe, but recent data suggest that Unions aren’t as unpopular as they seem. Maybe it is down-home history (i.e. wearing Kohl’s sweaters), appeals against big government, and survival against a massive Democratic-led recall. These things can be very popular for a prospective Read More

Lindsey Graham thinks Kim Jong-un is easier to talk to than Hillary Clinton.

“Well, it’s easier to talk to the North Korean guy than it is her” Lindsey Graham is making our job easy. At least our job of comparing his far-Right rhetoric to the far-Left views of Bernie Sanders. However, as publications like The L.A. Times and others have pointed out, Bernie Sanders socialist views are quite popular. At the Read More

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio — Friends Forever, Momentary Enemies 

A subtle jab carrying Marco Rubio’s 2016 campaign is that he is ‘new’ and other candidates in the race are ‘outdated’. Well Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are certainly getting on in years, yes. However, they are not Rubio’s immediate opponents. That can only mean Rubio’s dig is meant for someone in his own party. Namely Read More

Another Secret Revealed from Camp Hillary Clinton 

Progressives are skeptical of a Wall Street-backed war hawk running for the Democratic nomination? No way! This is the unfunny irony plaguing the Clinton campaign. Hillary’s Super PAC director David Brock seems to have taken note of the hesitancy voiced by Progressives. And by Progressives, we (and he) mean rich liberal donors. Ahead of an Read More

Rand Paul and Political Rand-standing

Rand Paul is, as John McCain once labeled him, a ‘whacko-bird’. No, it’s not because of his opposition to NSA. That actually has a lot of bipartisan and populist support. And no, it’s not because many Republican leaders think he should be running as a Democrat. What makes Paul a whacko-bird is his views on Read More

Martin O’Malley has a Race and Police problem.

Martin O’Malley is in a tough spot. On one hand, he is far (faaaaar) behind Hillary Clinton. On the other hand, he doesn’t have the Progressive support (or revolutionary zeal) that Bernie Sanders has. And, worst of all, he is getting partial blame for the death of Baltimore’s Freddie Gray. So much so that a group Read More

Out of Left field – Bernie Sanders wrote a very, very bizarre essay

Apparently Bernie Sanders had an affinity Feud. He wrote an essay about it. It’s quite explicit. Parents warn your children. The opening paragraphs: “A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused. A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes Read More

The Teflon Candidate? Jeb Bush does shady business. So what?

The Bush family are tied to shady business deals? Yawn. Yet a myriad of journalists are giving themselves carpal tunnel in an attempt pin something – anything – on Jeb Bush. So far, the good people at Business Insider have done a noble job. Here are a few questions they – and we – want answered: Read More

Rand Paul and the Party of None 

Controversial views place you in, well, controversy. See below…: “Rand Paul has now decided he wants to be a liberal Democrat — undercut necessary intelligence collection, weaken the police officers and our intelligence services.” – Bill Kristol “[A]n aide might want to remind Senator Paul which party’s nomination he is seeking” – WSJ Editorial Board Read More

Bernie Sanders: The Fringe Candidate that Could in 2016? 

Despite a New York Times article that only highlighted Sanders popularity with his generation, polls – and the Clinton camp – are starting to worrying that Sanders might win the nomination. Well, maybe not win – but at least split the Democratic vote. More so than Martin O’Malley anyway: “Insiders familiar with the Clinton campaign’s thinking described Read More

The Time Ted Cruz Wasn’t a Victim of Media Bias — But an Actual Hypocrite

After touring the damage caused by recent Texas flood, Cruz called for federal government help: “The federal government’s role, once the Governor declares a disaster area and makes a request, I am confident that the Texas congressional delegation, Sen. Cornyn and I, and the members of Congress both Republicans and Democrats will stand united as Read More

Lindsey Graham Files, Part II: Kissing Netanyahu’s Ring

We speculated yesterday that Lindsay Graham is the Right’s version of Bernie Sanders. Meaning, if Sanders is pulling Hillary Clinton to the Left, Graham is pulling the entire Republican field to the Right (with the possible exception of Rand Paul) So, once again, Graham is proving our point during a recent trip to Israel: “Senator Read More

Will Jeb Bush be the figurehead of Super PAC violations?

2016 is setting a new precedent when it comes to coordination between candidates and their Super PACs. So far, the mindset has been, ‘it’s illegal, yes, but necessary. Why? Because every other candidate is doing it.’ (See Hillary Clinton’s stance on Citizen United and continued coordination with Super PACs). However, watchdog groups see Jeb Bush as Read More

Marco Rubio vs the LGBT Crusades and Crusaders

For Marco Rubio, the increased tolerance of LGBT lifestyles is not tolerance at all. It’s the opposite — it’s the downfall of Christianity.: “After they are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech and there’s a real Read More

Come one, come all to Barbara Bush’s Birthday Bash…if you have the cash

Cover fee? Just a slim $5,000 “It won’t be just any party but also a fund-raiser for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Co-hosting the June 8 event are two of the former first lady’s children: presumptive 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and his sister, Doro Bush Koch. The siblings are listed as “honorary event co-chairs.’” Read More

Scott Walker’s Way with Words

Dear 2016 candidates, Be weary of off-the-cuff remarks over the next 18 months. Why? See Scott Walker’s eloquent explanation of mandatory ultrasounds below: “The thing about that, the media tried to make that sound like that was a crazy idea,” Walker said. “Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people Read More