What a week it’s been in the political world. Hillary Clinton was back on the Hill again testifying about Benghazi. U.S. troops engaged in the Middle East. Assad visited Putin in Moscow. Putin’s troops continued their assault on ISIS. A wave of terror and retaliation once again grips Israel. Joe Biden dropped out of the race for the American presidency. And there was much more.

To help us make sense of all of this we turned to Art Cyr of Carthage College, Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post, Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard, and Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner. What a week it was, and what happened will surely lead to more reasons for ongoing discussion.

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  1. Yeah...ok. Inactive
    Yeah...ok.
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    Has anyone mentioned that Kevin McCarthy got in trouble by suggesting the Benghazi hearings were designed to hurt a presidential candidate, yet the lies surrounding the Benghazi attack were designed to help a presidential candidate?

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  2. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    I found Cyr’s comments about Trump quite salient. I have long believed, though, that Trump is not a serious candidate. I find it very curious that he attacks his Republican rivals in such a manner as to insure that if he is not nominated that whoever is is totally damaged going into the final rounds with Hillary. At the same time, he says nothing about Hillary. My suspicion is that, should he be nominated, he will make Romney’s submissive dog routine look almost dominant. I can see Trump simply rolling over and allowing Hillary to romp over him.

    At the same time, many like Dr. Cyr whose inclination is to not vote for Hillary will do so simply out of distain for Trump. Trump attracts a specific  type of voter. The majority find him completely unacceptable, even in a contest where he is matched against a known liar and manipulator like Hillary. We conservatives may very well have to hold our noses and vote for Bush or Rubio or one of the less attractive candidates in order to keep Hillary out of office.

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