Month: March 2016

Lindsey Graham Endorses Cruz

March 18, 2016

“With friends like that who needs enemies?” was my first thought when I heard Lindsey Graham had endorsed Ted Cruz. Then I read this article from Politico and knew I was on to something. When asked who he preferred between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Graham said, “It’s like being shot or poisoned, what does […]

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The Establishment Strikes Back

March 16, 2016

With Rubio out, the question is will the Establishment now get behind Cruz or look elsewhere for a nominee? Yesterday, I would have said our choices were Trump, Cruz, or draft Romney at the Convention. Today, former House Speaker and leader with a spine of Jell-O, John Boehner, has offered yet another choice; Paul “I […]

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Cruz Says Republican Base Is Stupid

March 10, 2016

I still remember people on my ship making fun of Chief Johnson when they would say in their most mocking redneck accent, “What are you Petty Officer Smith, some kind of stupid or what?” Today Ted Cruz has fired-off his version of my old Chief,  Cruz called most Republican voters stupid because they support other […]

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Ted Cruz and the Ides of March

March 9, 2016

As you know, next week’s political primaries include both Ohio and Florida. These winner take all states are Mitt Romney and the Republican Establishment’s last firewall to stop Donald Trump. As things stand now, Romney’s gambit is likely to fail. Rubio will not win Florida and John Kasich will not win Ohio. If Trump wins […]

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The Rise of Trump

March 6, 2016

Today, I’m going to attempt to explain why people are voting for Donald Trump. I have in mind two groups for this explanation: the people out there that like the Republican Party as it is and the supporters of Ted Cruz. First what is the phenomenon of Trump’s rise in popularity? Part of Trump’s popularity […]

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Thoughts on Romney & Rubio

March 4, 2016

Rubio Barack Obama was in the US Senate for three years—half of his six year term—before announcing his candidacy for President. In contrast, Marco Rubio was in the US Senate for five years before announcing his candidacy. Barack Obama’s early political career involved voting “Present” as a regular part of his tenure in the Illinois […]

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Rubio Tantrum

March 3, 2016

I saw Marco Rubio on television last night. He was a petulant child and an embarrassment to the electoral process. His vitriol towards Trump was the stuff I would expect to see on late night television parody skits. That he really said it speaks volumes to me about his inability to act like an adult […]

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