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Tomorrow Donald J. Trump will take his place in U.S. history as our nation’s 45th President. The moment of transition of power from the former president to the new president is one of awe and privilege. There are no purple fingers to hold up. Each citizen voted of their own free will for the candidate […]

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One need not look further than Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the top of the GOP candidate heap to know that Americans have become disillusioned with the political establishment. James Piereson takes a look at previous political ‘revolutions’ that have already taken place in this country. Piereson tells us that another is on its way. His latest book, Shattered Consensus, is a masterwork of historical and political analysis and should not be missed. On a positive note, Piereson is not another crying out from the wilderness that America will fall. On the contrary, he believes that any current political turmoil is a precursor to another period of growth for the nation.

Remaining #NeverTrumpers Now Officially More Catholic than the Pope

 

This week in a lengthy statement posted on Facebook, Senator Ted Cruz (in the charming locution used by Laura Ingraham at the Republican National Convention) put on his big boy pants and endorsed the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, for President. Cruz thereby undermined the remnants of the #NeverTrump movement whose adherents continue to oppose Donald Trump and argue that they are supporting conservative principles while doing so.

Cruz avowed that his reasons for endorsing Trump were twofold. The first reason was that he had made a pledge which he felt obliged to keep. That’s all well and good.

Mark Hemingway of The Weekly Standard and Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist discuss the 2016 Presidential race.

Meet an Americus Trumpus in a New Children’s Book

 

a-childs-first-book-of-trump-9781481488006_lgSome of us grew up with Where the Wild Things Are. But today’s kids get something more terrifying and nightmare-inducing when a children’s book, inspired by the Republican front runner Donald Trump, hits the shelves this summer.

No, really! It’s called A Child’s First Book of Trump by comedian Michael Ian Black and it comes out just in time for the Republican presidential convention. The parody book that’s intended for adults tries to figure out what to do when an “Americus Trumpus” enters the race for president.

As one article put it, an Americus Trumpus is:

Comedian Bill Maher Says He’ll Take Cruz Over Trump, It’s a No-Brainer

 

Maher-CruzWhen given the choice between a President Donald Trump and President Ted Cruz, Comedian Bill Maher says the choice is easy — he would pick Cruz. On the HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” he first took a dig at the current Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. He said she is not a sure thing because “You need a fall back between suicide and Canada.”

He told the audience he feels for Republicans who had a field of 17 candidates and are now left with a choice between “Mussolini and Joe McCarthy.” The comedian went on to point out the subtle differences between the two but said in the end better to choose Ted than dead.

“There are actual job requirements. It’s not like Mardi Gras parade king. Do I think President Trump would actually disappear people? No, but I can’t rule it out. With him, I can’t rule anything out. What does he do on day one, send Megyn Kelly to Guantanamo Bay? Or me? He’s already sued me. The president signs off on a kill list every day, and sends out the drones, and I like going outside. So, yes, Ted Cruz will be our worst president, but Donald Trump, might well be our last. Which is why I say better Ted than dead.”

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In 2016 when other presidential candidates seemed to be just getting their footing in social media no one has taken over Twitter like Republican presidential front runner Donald J. Trump.  It’s hard to see how Trump’s aggressive, compulsive, distracting, and at times attacking tweeting nature hasn’t changed the way political campaigns will be run forever. […]

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I have been thinking on political violence today; this is the 155th anniversary of the Inaugural Address by which Lincoln tried to prevent the worst kind of political violence, civil war. I will say a few words on prudence in politics as I believe it needs to be learned again, as a concerned foreigner & […]

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Just in case we need to make a hasty exit On March 16th, we should start thinking of a new party name now. We don’t want to get caught up in the naming process and lose precious time that has to be spent on petitions and fundraising efforts. (No doubt Ricochet readers will be among […]

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Well well. National Review has created quite a tempest in the teapot with its “Against Trump” issue. Personally I say huzzah. But Mark Krikorian makes an interesting point at the Corner – if Trump wins do we vote for him? He states “But such a decision [to vote Democrat or to abstain entirely in November] means you think […]

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The Establishment favorite for Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is an enthusiastic supporter of mass immigration: [America] is not just a country. America is an idea. It’s an idea that people from all over the world to aspire to achieve… There is no other economic system, no other immigration system that has done more […]

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I’m sorry to spoil the victory lap among Fiorina supporters, but Debra J. Saunders of the SFGate has taken a fair bit of time to spell out the pros and cons of Carly Fiorina in an article which ran at their site. After extensively chronicling Fiorina’s debate performance, strengths as an orator, executive history and contrast […]

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Nothing like a fellow Canadian to spot the salmon plank in the eye of the Republic. He’s, like, totally Pooping On the Party: Sean and I analyzed the meaning of Trump’s non-pledge in negotiating terms: when the party establishment is treating you like dog feces on their shoe, why roll over and play the house-trained […]

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Considering that religious preference can be a poor predictor of political leanings, and my Facebook page is focused on conservative politics, I thought this exchange with a guy who requested friendship was interesting.  It’s a daily struggle to persuade the politically ambivalent that Republicanism doesn’t promote theocracy, but guys like this don’t help. (note: his […]

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