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Trump vs Cruz: A look at the Indiana primary with Chris Corbett

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April 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

A couple of tweets about Hillary Clinton

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April 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm

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Where is Hillary Clinton’s backbone?.

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April 16, 2016 at 7:34 am

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Hillary is in trouble when Limbaugh and Dowd agree

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(My new American Thinker post)

A week ago, Rush Limbaugh said that the feminists made a pact with the devil when they unconditionally supported President Clinton in the late 1990s. Let me paraphrase Limbaugh by saying that the feminists were all for Clinton because of Roe v Wade.

Who would have believed that Limbaugh has a soulmate on the topic?

Maureen Dowd said the same thing on Sunday:

When it was politically beneficial, the feminists went after Thomas for bad behavior and painted Hill as a victim. And later, when it was politically beneficial, they defended Bill’s bad behavior and stayed mute as Clinton allies mauled his dalliances as trailer trash and stalkers.

The same feminists who were outraged at the portrayal of Hill by David Brock — then a Clinton foe but now bizarrely head of one of her “super PACs” — as “a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty,” hypocritically went along when Hillary and other defenders of Bill used that same aspersion against Lewinsky.

Hillary knew that she could count on the complicity of feminist leaders and Democratic women in Congress who liked Bill’s progressive policies on women. 

And that’s always the ugly Faustian bargain with the Clintons, not only on the sex cover-ups but the money grabs: You can have our bright public service side as long as you accept our dark sketchy side.
Young women today, though, are playing by a different set of rules. And they don’t like the Clintons setting themselves above the rules.

Well done, Maureen.

I cannot speak for the thousands of young women who voted for Sanders in New Hampshire or Iowa. My guess is that they voted for Sanders for two big reasons:

1) They think that Hillary Clinton is a phony, from the Iraq War to same-sex marriage to lots of other positions. Question: What does this woman believe? The answer is: nothing!
and,

2) Bernie Sanders is telling the truth about the Obama economy, from the 5% unemployment rate to ObamaCare that has has left millions uninsured.   

By the way, this last point is one that the media is not bringing up. I don’t know if they are missing it or refusing to hear it.   
Let’s see happens in South Carolina. Maybe Clinton will win but the bleeding will continue for a while! She is a flawed candidate  — and I did not mention the emails controversy yet.

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February 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

40-something Hillary Clinton should Worry Democrats

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(My new American Thinker post)

The latest FOX poll is bad news for Mrs Clinton:  

She loses to Senator Rubio (50-41%), 
Senator Cruz is up 7 (50-43%), 
she ties Bush (44-44%), 
Trump leads (47-44%), 
and Christie leads (47-44%).    

Dr. Carson is the only candidate that she defeats, according to this poll.

It takes more than one poll to persuade me one way or another. However, there is a trend in the polls that should scare Democrats: Hillary is 40-something time after time.

Hillary Clinton is between 42-45% in the average of polls. This is scary for such a well-known candidate.   

I think that there are a few things going on here:

1)  Mrs. Clinton has not run a very impressive campaign. She looks programmed down to the coffee break.   

She always looks like she’s reading her speeches and her handlers keep her away from the kind of unscripted one on one that works well in New Hampshire.

2)  The Obama record must be weighing her down. The RCP average of polls has President Obama at 44%.
What happens when a lousy candidate is running on an unpopular incumbent’s record? You get a candidate stuck in the 40s.
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3) Maybe there is something going on in the country beyond the conventional wisdom that it’s all about demographics. Selena Zito believes that the real divide is a conflict between cosmopolitan vs traditional values:

Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Democrats have purposefully cut white, traditional-values, working-class, predominantly male voters from their coalition in favor of building an urban- and cosmopolitan-centered coalition of minorities, elites and women.

That move left discarded voters with nowhere to go except toward the Republican Party, for which they turned out in large numbers in the 2010 and 2014 midterms and gave the GOP historic wins in state legislatures, governors’ offices and Congress.

A few days ago, I joked with Democrat friend that it may be time for Hillary Clinton to be indicted. His response was interesting. He said that it’d be a quick way to get rid of Hillary Clinton and open the door to fresh faces.

Well, I don’t know if fresh faces will come in but it will force the party to start looking beyond the Clintons and cosmopolitan values.

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January 11, 2016 at 7:13 am

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The week in review with Bill Katz, editor of Urgent Agenda

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August 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Dear Mrs. Clinton: This scandal is very easy to understand

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August 19, 2015 at 6:02 am