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Ted Cruz Just Gave the Perfect Response to Establishment Critics VIDEO

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe 9 percent who belong to the oligarchical political class hate the rest of us—except when they’re eating from our tables like rabid Vietnamese Potbelly Pigs. The establishment’s latest target: Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Fox’s Bret Baier asked Senator Cruz about critics like George Will and Charles Krauthammer who say Cruz doesn’t understand Washington’s rules: Congressional politics is a team …

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Why Libertarian Kids, Not Drones, Scare McCain and Graham

Reading Time: 7 minutesJennifer Rubin—WaPo’s token conservative—said it perfectly: McCain lost his cool with Rand Paul and sounded like the old man down the street screaming to the new kids on the block, “Get off my lawn!” The real reason McCain and Lindsey Graham embarrassed themselves on the floor of Senate had nothing to do with what Rand …

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Ed Martin’s Grit Overwhelms Establishment’s Power

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn a blow to the old guard establishment, the Missouri Republican State Committee elected Ed Martin Jr. as its new party chairman. Roy Blunt and all six Republican members of Congress from Missouri lobbied the new state committee over the past few weeks to block Ed and retain the establishment’s choice, David Cole. Jo Mannies …

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The State of the GOP

Reading Time: 5 minutesby Bill Hennessy and Jim Durbin John Knowles’s classic novel, A Separate Peace, begins memorably: I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before . . . as if a coat of varnish had been put over everything …

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What You Think You Know About Establishment Candidates Is Probably Wrong

Reading Time: 2 minutesI see is all the time. Supporters of Establishment candidates complain that their opponents are establishment, too. We saw it in the Missouri 2nd District.  We see in the GOP Presidential primary.  The last refuge of the Establishment’s candidates is to spread the pain of the Establishment label. What many people don’t get is what …

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Mitt Romney’s Resume Cover Letter

Reading Time: 1 minutesThere are some things you just don’t say in a cover letter—or on the campaign trail. A self-aggrandizing cover letter from an NYU undergrad to some Wall Street banks has the whole financial world laughing. The kid’s naïve hubris and ignorance of what employers look for in a candidate earned him public humiliation on an …

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New Hampshire Exposes GOP’s Diverse Base

Reading Time: 3 minutesOkay, Santorum and Gingrich didn’t get a bump out of their debates over the weekend.  More like the bump got them. And Ron Paul did way better than I expected. Congratulations to Dr. Paul and Mitt. I still think my Saturday night post accurately reflected the national impressions, though.  That’s backed up by this CBS …

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BREAKING: Santorum Pulls Away with 13-Vote Lead

Reading Time: 1 minutesThat’s with 88 percent of the counting complete. The bigger story: Romney’s underperforming his 2008 results in key counties.  Santorum outperforming Huckabee in 2008.  What does it all mean?  Conservatives and libertarians dominate the caucuses.  Romney is the choice of the Republican establishment. The cronies poured millions into his campaign even before he declared himself …

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