In an interview with Breitbart yesterday, Mike Huckabee said the Iran deal is pushing Israelis to the "door of the oven". It shouldn't be shocking, but it still is, that Republicans love making such horrid comparisons. The fact that they so easily diminish the atrocities of Hitler into today's political disagreements shows what little compassion they have for the Jews that lived through this horrible ordeal. But President Obama isn't taking it, saying in a news conference: "The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are I think part of just a general pattern we’ve seen ... that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad". I couldn't agree more and Mike Huckabee needs to immediately apologize to all Jewish people for his assinine comment.
Donald Trump, in a 40 minute interview with The Hill is raising the threat of him mounting a third party run should the RNC be unfair to him. “The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy," Trump told The Hill. This must be his first go around in politics. Supporting contributors when they give money, then ignoring them later is common for any political party.
Since the shooting in Chattanooga last week, there has been a lot of finger pointing as to the reason military recruiters aren't armed. But so far the most egregious comes from Jeb Bush, who is blaming Bill Clinton for a "law". Politifact has looked into it and it turns out it wasn't a law, but rather a directive. Oh, and that directive? It wasn't issued by Bill Clinton, but rather his predecessor, George H.W. Bush. Or, as we should call him for the purpose of this post, Jeb's daddy.
Just when I thought nothing could shock me more from the GOP field of morons, we now have one trying to blame a President for something that candidate's own father actually did. As I've always said, we are becoming more and more like Idiocracy by the day.
Today's the day Ohio Governor John Kasich is set to jump into the 2016 GOP clown car. His announcement is set to take place at Ohio State University, and some students who already had tickets to the event have been disinvited by the Kasich Campaign with no reason given at all.
Australian surfer Mick Fanning was approached by a shark on live TV. He was able to escape without injury after punching the shark. Who else can claim they beat a shark into submission?
A report is out that some big donors and higher ups in GOP circles are now working on a way to keep Donald Trump out of the debates. I can't even highlight how bad this would be for the GOP (so please do it!) First off you will alienate all Trumps supporters in a huge, guaranteed to backfire way. Second, with Trump's basically unlimited funds, coupled with his ego, I could easily see him purchasing air time on all the major networks and instead of a debate, give an unmoderated campaign speech, televised to millions. Finally, Trump hasn't ruled out a third party run. Want to really screw over Republican chances in 2016? Ban Trump from the debates and push him to run third party.
Basically this idea is a trifecta of bad for Republicans, so let's hope it comes to being.
As an example, let's head to Tennessee, where a woman is now in jail after printing counterfeit money. Now what does this have to do with Obama? Well it turns out that she read on the internet that Obama made it illegal to print money. Yes, the anti-Obama crowd really is that dumb.
Along comes a county in Missouri, who has now decided to lower their flags for a full year for "mourning" over the Supreme Courts marriage equality ruling. Glad to see the Republicans are still showing their disrespect for the flag.
Turns out before turning birther that Donald Trump really loved him some Obama. Buzzfeed has uncovered a slew of quotes from 2009 of Trump praising Obama and his accomplishments. This should add some really nice fuel to an already heated GOP Presidential Primary season.
Politico has a nice run down of blue dog Democrats out publicly slamming Bernie Sanders. Apparently all of us dumb Democratic voters are just way to ignorant to realize that Bernie is hurting the party. At least that appears to be their sentiment. Perhaps they would prefer a more Republican type approach, similar to the Tea Party? Yeah, because that has worked out so well for the GOP.
I've been covering the Trump phenomena a lot lately. The reason is that Donald Trump is becoming more than just a thorn in the side of the RNC, but also a real threat to them. That is now even more evident as Trump has taken the lead in his first national poll. Add to that him leaving the door open yesterday for a third party run and the RNC has a huge problem on their hands. How huge? Well the fact that they are starting to publicly admit it more means this could be a primary nightmare for the RNC, the likes that we have never seen. For my fellow political junkies out there, this is a golden cycle to be alive!
An emotional gathering today as South Carolina removed the Confederate Flag from the State Capital. For many this is a sign of moving on, coming together and embracing repairs this country has put off for all too long. For others, well they are still stuck in the past. It's now time they either accept what the American society has pushed for or risk obscurity. It's a good day for America.
The FAA has announced they are dropping coordination points named after Donald Trump. That's something I never knew existed and makes you wonder if they shouldn't maybe drop that whole naming system.
That's the speculation right now as Trump has now said he won't commit to backing the party's eventual nominee. That really puts the GOP in a bigger pickle than I mentioned earlier. Now they need to try to tame him, but in such a way that it won't piss him off and make him go third party. Add to that his continuous rise in the polls, his chance of going rogue are even greater and pose an even larger threat to Republicans. So much fun in politics these days!