Thursday, January 28, 2016

Larwyn’s Linx: Trump debate dodge fuels doubts, boosts Cruz

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Trump debate dodge fuels doubts, boosts Cruz: Byron York
Iowa Poll: 'Trump Takes Caucus Lead': Daniel Halper
IA Q-poll: Cruz leads among previous caucus-goers, Trump among new: Ed Morrissey

Harry Reid Recalls 'Good Old Days' When Trump Fundraised for Him: Bridget Johnson
Levin on Trump: ‘Might as Well Vote for Jeb Bush’: Fred Lucas
Trump’s Art of the Deal: Working with RINOs, Pelosi and Schumer: Sara Noble

Beyond Trump: Steven Malanga
Florida GOP establishment rocked by Cruz supporter Manny Roman: Renee Nal
Hillary Clinton’s desultory campaign is sinking: Ed Rogers

Muslim NYC Uber Driver Attacks Pregnant Woman’s Service Dog: Jon Street
Arizona would pay people to get a concealed carry permit: Paul Bedard
What is at Stake for America in Bernie vs. Hillary: Daniel Greenfield

Trump reveals his Achilles’ heel: Dr. John
Repubs Who Helped Obama Ruin the Country Now Support Trump: Erick Erickson
The Big Mystery in Iowa: Donald Trump’s Ground Game: S.V. Dáte


Déjà vu: Illinois has billions in unpaid bills, Madigan demands more tax hikes: Hilary Gowins
Who Is Regan Theiler And Why Was She Allowed To Spend Public Funds on This?: Rhymes
Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy, Better Than a Bailout: Veronique De Rugy

Scandal Central

Hillary aide Cheryl Mills lost her Blackberry in 2010 – with classified messages: J. Taylor Rushing
Center of Chicago red-light-camera scandal found guilty on all charges: Austin Berg
Hillary: Regret Using Personal Email Because It Caused "Uproar" and "Commotion": Katie Pavlich

Obama administration needs to abandon its Petraeus obsession: Victor Davis Hanson
Sen. Jeff Sessions Investigates the Open Borders Created by Visa Overstays: Brenda Walker
Are You Ready for Supreme Court Justice Obama?: LI

Climate & Energy

Emails Show Steyer-EPA Coordination to Undermine Agency Critics: Lachlan Markay
Brutal Freeze kills 85+ people in Tropical Taiwan: Eric Worrall
There’s a strange gap between temperatures measured by satellites and on the surface: JoNova


Look Who Gets to Question the GOP Candidates Tomorrow: Michelle Malkin
Trump Camp Told Her They Were Confident From Start They Had Ailes ‘In The Bag’: LidBlog
Trump Refuses to Play by the Rules: EIB

Anti-Establishment Does Not Mean Pro-Conservative: Ben Shapiro
The Art of the Steal: CR Wire
Trump Donated Squat to Veterans: Patterico

Want change? Look for a leader, not a dealer: Fritz Pettyjohn
How Trump Bungled the Deal of a Lifetime: Timothy L. O'Brien
Flashback: Trump Tells Megyn Kelly That Mitt Lacked Courage for Ducking a Debate: JWF

Media Bias Helps Promote Suffering: The Nolan Chart
Debate Preview from Ted Cruz: Patterico
Trump Won’t Give Specifics on Abortion: LifeNews


Donald Trump: Brussels is ‘like a hellhole’: Cynthia Kroet
With Iran it’s strictly business: Cal Thomas
Problem: MagFarm

Acknowledge the Iranian threat: Zalman Shoval
Swedish army prepares for war as police flee mob of Muslim ‘migrants’: Carol Brown
Greece 'seriously neglected' border controls, says EU: Nikolaj Nielsen

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

(Un)folding a virtual journey with Google Cardboard: GoogleBlog
Facebook Plans to Roll Out ‘Reactions’ in the US: Derek Walter
Taking charge of medical design: Paul Boughton


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QOTD: "I think any candidate for President owes it to the voters to go and stand in front of them, to answer the hard questions. I mean, it’s a matter of basic respect to the men and women of Iowa. . . . This is a job interview. And if you want a job interview, the first thing you should do to get the job is show up at the interview. And I think it’s really remarkable that Donald Trump thinks so little of the men and women of Iowa that he is willing to skip the debate altogether. He doesn’t think he should have any questions on his record. And it’s really quite astonishing that Donald is apparently so afraid of Megyn Kelly. Look, you know, journalists ask tough questions. You know, I promise you, anyone who’s going to be President of the United States — if you’re afraid of Megyn Kelly, then you’re going to be afraid of Hillary Clinton. And if you’re afraid of Vladimir Putin, if you’re afraid to have anyone ask questions, that does not bode well for what kind of Commander in Chief you make." --Sen. Ted Cruz


Anonymous said...

Does a man who lives rent-free in the heads of every pundit, every talking head, every supporter of "not Trump" - and who confounds every attempt to take him down by all comers, actually look like he's "afraid" of a female debate moderator? Tens of millions of people don't seem to think so. Nor, it seems, do the apparently indespensible Iowa caucus-goers.

Do those who assert otherwise, whose candidate has half (or less) the national numbers, look desperate? Absolutely.

What will it take for Cruz supporters to realize that Trump-bashers of every stripe are not necessarily pro-Cruz? Quite the opposite. Unless, as insiders, they know something we don't. They declare their hatred for both, but as stated above, cannot stop talking about Trump. He dominates, whether he's present, or not.

It's not a bandwagon. It's not stupidity. It's not abdication of principle. It's not being brainwashed. It's not about the man, but what he represents, and distrust of those who try to form opinion, then lose deliberately to advance an agenda they lied about - one they swore they'd fight - again, and again, and again.

It's also about disdain for the parasites whose living is playing the opinion game within that framework, and who clearly don't get it, and who clearly will not shut up. There's too much money at stake.

You, like them, can simmer for your principles, and lose. Again. Only, we ALL lose when you succeed. Please grasp that. Good Lord, please.

Anonymous said...

+1 well said.

Martin said...

Imagine the debate, sans Trump. Rubio is being grilled, and the Gang of Eight thing comes up. Does ANY of the candidates on the stage say "which by the way, was heavily lobbied with enormous monetary and rhetorical support from THIS network" or anything like it? Certainly not. That's not how the "game" is played.

Trump is so far outside of the game, as Rush has noted, that they don't know WHAT to do with him. Would Trump have said such, or a version of it? Likely not, out of manners, avoiding being rude to his host - not out of respect for the "game." But by his actions, and through the great reporting of others, the agenda is exposed, and with it, the duplicity that Americans are so very sick of.

That's the kind of command we need in the presidency, at this time.

mtnforge said...

Doug, how do you explain this carefully perceived and catalogued documentary evidence beginning from the 2014 elections, of Ted Cruz's mind blowing betrayal of the Tea Party, and conservative American's, and their support of him, that was critical in his winning election to Congress?

A deal made with the Devil that forever compromises Sen. Cruz, and his ability to ever deal in good faith or be trusted as a honest man, never mind trusted as a non corrupted elected representative of the will of the people. This is an incredible expose of lies and deceit, a time line of official election documentation and video evidence of how co-opted and corrupt the GOP machine is and the lengths it is going to to deny we of the people our vote, voice and will.

Anonymous said...

It has been revealed that Fox News has been hiding the fact that FNC VP Bill Sammon, in charge of the debates, has a daughter working for the campaign of establishment-backed Rubio.

Similarly, it's also known that Rupert Murdoch is the co-chair of what is arguably one of the most powerful immigration lobbying firms in the country, the Partnership for a New American Economy, a prime lobbyist for the Gang of Eight open borders push.

It's not enough to throw stones from a glass house, they openly plot (Megyn's show) and MOCK the man who publicly OWNS them every time he is challenged. But go ahead, believe he's "afraid" of answering questions. It's NewsCorp that should be asked questions.

Anonymous said...

The Daughter of our Republic sees the fixed date and has prepared for the Prom accordingly with new shoes, a dress, corsage, transportation, the grand entry, the acceptance speech, hell - even new undies, a bra and distinct perfume. So who do they think they are to disrupt the procession by arguing about servers and secrets? To allow an out of control Agency to interfere when history is being made is unacceptable; and for the new America, it's un-American.

Anonymous said...

America thinks hooking up with Trump is the answer, the same way a 16 year old thinks marrying a porn star is a future. But, reality differs from perception, I think the public is begining to see it.

Anonymous said...

Trump is a conservative in the sense that he espouses political values that were once important to both parties, before the Marxists infiltrated the Democrat party in the 60s and steered it hard left.

In the early 20th century, Democrats actually fought the left as a matter of principle. They were very patriotic, and they volunteered for the military, and they lost their lives in WWII fighting the left. The Nazi's were leftists. For several decades after the war ended the average American---Democrat or Republicans---remembered exactly how evil the left is.

Now, generations of Americans have been brainwashed by leftist teachers into forgetting our history, and a neo-communist sits in the White House, destroying the foundations of our country with every stroke of his pen. And too many Americans believe this is a good thing.

Visit the American Presidency project ( and read both party platforms from 1960. You will no doubt be surprised to see that Trump espouses around 20%-25% of the ideals and policies expressed in the 1960 Democrat Presidential Election platform, ideas that are now considered hallmarks of right-wing extremism. (That's how far left the Democrats have strayed.) I'm speaking particularly of the topics National Defense, World Trade, The Communist World, Economic Growth, and Small Business. You'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the Democrats of 1960 and the Republicans of 2016.

So, Trump is a conservative. He holds political opinions that were once shared by most Americans 50 years ago, which was a much more conservative age.

Give me a man who loves his country. Trump 2016.