2016 Election

Trump Hits Back At Carson: He’s Just An OK Doctor

As we expected, Donald Trump is blasting both barrels at Ben Carson, who yesterday finally played the “I’m more Jesus than Trump” card. The Hill recaps this morning’s interview: Donald Trump said on Thursday that fellow 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is being hypocritical for bringing religion into the race. “Who is he to question my faith?” Trump asked ...

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Trump’s Lead Hits New High In CNN Poll [VIDEO]

Last month’s CNN/ORC poll showed Trump at 24%.  More from CNN: Donald Trump has become the first Republican presidential candidate to top 30% support in the race for the Republican nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, which finds the businessman pulling well away from the rest of the GOP field. Trump gained 8 points since August to land at ...

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David Barton Tapped To Head Ted Cruz Super-PAC

It totally makes sense that proven compulsive lying liar David Barton has been chosen to head a Ted Cruz super-PAC. Bloomberg reports: The super-PAC, Keep the Promise PAC, is the umbrella for a group of related pro-Cruz political committees that raised $38 million in the first half of the year, more than the super-PACs supporting any other candidate with the ...

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Michael Stipe On Donald Trump Using REM’s Music At Tea Party Iran Deal Protest: “Go Fuck Yourself”

CNN reports: Donald Trump has been blaring R.E.M. on the campaign trail, and the band doesn’t feel fine about it. The GOP presidential candidate took to the podium Wednesday on the steps of Capitol Hill to slam President Barack Obama’s proposed Iran nuclear deal. His walk-up music? R.E.M.’s 1987 hit “It’s the End of the World as We Know It ...

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Can Open, Worms Everywhere: Ben Carson Questions Whether Donald Trump Really Loves Jesus

Thus far the fundamentalists have pretty much held back on their usual “Is he a REAL Christian?” test for Donald Trump because they’ve been so pleased with his racist attacks on immigrants. Two weeks ago when Trump declared the bible to be his favorite book yet couldn’t cite a single verse, wingnuts sites screamed with faux outrage that Trump had ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Teabagger Iran Deal Protest

Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and a cavalcade of clown car crackpots are rallying outside the US Capitol in protest of the pending Iran deal. At this writing Cruz is onstage ranting about Kim Davis, which somehow has something to do with nuclear weapons. Because Jesus, probably.

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Stephen Colbert Relaunches Late Show With Jeb Bush

Stephen Colbert eased into David Letterman’s chair last night with a curiously paced launch episode that is winning cautious praise. The Washington Post recaps his interview with Jeb Bush: Colbert asks a pretty simple question: Why does Bush want to be president? “Cause I think we’re on the verge of the greatest time to be alive, but our government isn’t ...

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Ben Carson To Congress: Protect Kim Davis [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: Ben Carson modified his position on Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and now says the government has a responsibility to accommodate her religious beliefs. Carson, a longtime advocate for traditional marriage, said that Kim Davis’ beliefs should be protected by the First Amendment, which guarantees the ...

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REPORT: Ted Cruz Fumes As Huckabee Team Blocks Him From Stage At Kim Davis Hate Rally

Watching the live stream, you could see a very frustrated Ted Cruz pacing back and forth in a holding pen off to the side of the Kim Davis stage. The New York Times tells us what went down: The rally Tuesday had been scheduled before it was known whether Ms. Davis would be released. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, also ...

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Rupert Murdoch: Biden Will Be Hard To Beat

Murdoch’s Twitter followers are not very happy with this assessment.

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Sarah Palin: I’d Like To Run Trump’s Department Of Energy – So I Could Get Rid Of It [VIDEO]

This morning Sarah Palin self-nominated herself as Secretary of Energy in the Trump administration. Palin says it would be a “short-term job” – because she’d abolish the department and therefore the federal government’s oversight of the energy industry. One of the Department of Energy’s main responsibilities is overseeing the nuclear industry and the disposal of radioactive waste. Which we certainly ...

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NEW HAMPSHIRE: Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton By Nine Points In New NBC/Marist Poll

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders has jumped out to a nine-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and he’s gained ground on her among Iowa voters in the Democratic presidential race, according to a pair of brand-new NBC News/Marist polls. In New Hampshire, the Vermont senator gets the support of 41 percent of Democratic voters, Clinton gets 32 ...

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Monmouth Poll: Donald Trump’s Favorability Rating Has Tripled Among GOP Voters Since June

CNN reports on the latest Monmouth poll: In the first national Monmouth University poll out since the first Republican presidential debate, released Thursday, the real estate mogul is showing a commanding lead at 30% support. That’s up 4 points from a poll taken just before the debate last month, but within the poll’s margin of error. It’s also a new ...

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Mike Huckabee Money-Begs On Kim Davis

Last night I tried to buy FreeKimDavis.com but someone had just snatched it up. Whoever that person is, that URL now redirects to the Human Rights Campaign. Snork! (I was selfishly planning on JMG.) Anyway, Mike Huckabee has had to settle on FreeKimDavisNow.com. From World Net Daily: The Internet address FreeKimDavisNow.com goes directly to Huckabee’s campaign site. Huckabee also posted ...

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Trump Signs GOP Pledge, Won’t Run As Independent

CNN reports: Donald Trump has signed the pledge. The Republican presidential front-runner met privately with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday afternoon, and soon after, came out to the lobby of Trump Tower to declare that he has signed a loyalty pledge. This means Trump has promised to support the party’s eventual nominee — whoever that may be — ...

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Jeb Bush Attack Clip: Donald Trump Is Closet Democrat, Clinton Pal, And Liberal New Yorker

Jeb Bush has gotten half a million views overnight for an attack clip which accuses Donald Trump of basically being the three most evil things in the world.

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Donald Trump’s Disaster Politics [VIDEO]

It’s a disaster. Just watch this.

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Trump Vows To Re-Rename Denali

Two days ago Donald Trump couldn’t have named Mt. McKinley in a game of Trivial Pursuit. Now he suddenly has an opinion.

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Pastor Rick Perry: Like Jesus, I’ll Clear The Money Changers From The Temple, “Onward Christian Soldiers!” [VIDEO]

He’s out of money and his campaign manager already quit, but Rick Perry went all crazy preacher at a “Stand With God” rally in South Carolina this weekend, comparing himself to Jesus and literally shaking his fist at the “money-changers” in Washington. “Jesus was angry. I’m angry. I hope you’re angry. What are you willing to die for? Are you ...

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IOWA: Sanders Moves Up On Clinton

The Washington Post reports: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s once-commanding lead in Iowa has shrunk to just seven percentage points, while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has surged in the state whose caucuses will kick off the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a poll released Saturday evening. The Des Moines Register-Bloomberg Politics poll, considered the gold standard of Iowa ...

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