Koch Brothers Machine Much Bigger Than GOP
2016: The Year of the Billionaire
It's fascinating how little time the GOP candidates spend telling us why they want to be president and what they would actually do -- and how much time they spend tearing down whoever seems to be in the lead
Ted Cruz’s opponents try to sabotage him with Iowa’s evangelicals
Iowa Intrigue: Huckabee and Santorum Backers Reportedly Plotting to Help Rubio Against Cruz
Marco Rubio Isn’t Running Like a Winner
This won't help: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/12/whipe-rubio-helped-ex-con-brother-in-law.html
As GOP Whip, Rubio Helped Ex-Con Brother-in-Law Get Real Estate License
The Rich Guy's very busy year
All the people Donald Trump insulted in 2015
Trump Claims Supporters Who Aren’t
So, the Rich Guy's story seems to be something like this. All the times he complimented the Clintons in the past mean nothing, because he was just being "a good businessman" (ie, a good businessman lies constantly about what he really thinks in order to curry favor with people). But now that he is a political candidate, he is telling us what he really thinks. Uh-huh.
The lesson here is that nothing he says ever really means anything, except as a kind of performance
One of the things that kind of fascinates me about Donald Trump is the fact that he doesn't even pretend that his attacks are real. His latest 2-minutes hate has been directed at Bill Clinton, and he's pretty much admitted that he doesn't really believe the stuff he's saying. . . [read on]
Doesn't this make you feel better?
Donald Trump is all in favor of a woman president 'someday'
Why fact checking Trump doesn't work
Supporters’ “confidence only grew as Trump’s alleged gaffes and mistakes were laid out,” wrote Weigel. For months, Luntz and other members of the Republican establishment have failed to deflate Trump. “Normally, if I did this for a campaign,” Luntz said, “I’d have destroyed the candidate by this point.”
Luntz may not understand why Trump’s supporters are so persistently devoted, but their behavior is similar to what I’ve seen from people who are committed to anti-science beliefs. . . . [read on]
A look ahead to the 2016 Senate races
This time the odds favor Democrats. That becomes obvious when we take a look at Hotline’s list of the of the 12 Senate seats most likely to flip. . . . [read on]
The mythical "war on cops"
Islamophobia in the U.S. media -- the year in review