Robert Laurie

Robert Laurie

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BREAKING: Cruz drops out

All that remains is a classy, luxurious convention. If you're a Trump supporter, your dreams just came true.  Not only did Trump defeat Cruz in Indiana, he drove him from the race. Ted Cruz has called it a day. Here is his very gracious concession speech. Trump loyalists should keep one thing in mind before ... continue reading


After promising to destroy the coal industry, Hillary faces an unemployed coal worker. It doesn't go well.

Coal Miners' Slaughter You may recall that, back in March, Hillary Clinton grinned like the Cheshire cat as she described her plan to put "a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." She promised not to forget about the workers whose livelihoods would be destroyed by her efforts and, since ... continue reading


Bernie to keep fighting - promises to drag Hillary into a contested Democrat convention

Pop the corn. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the Democrats' "Bernie Sanders Problem." Basically, I argued that Sanders may be something the Dems have never had to face before: a candidate they can't buy off. What if, I wondered, he was really in this for principled reasons? If the party has nothing to offer him, or ... continue reading


Polls show 'evil' Indiana voters are about to give Ted Cruz the heave-ho

The end of the line?  Ted Cruz has had a rough couple of weeks.  First, the Kasich alliance did him more harm than good. Then he was crushed in the "mini-Super Tuesday." Then he tried to pretend the Kasich alliance never existed, and THEN he named Carly Fiorina his VP in an ... continue reading


RNC official: Delegate counts are 'estimates.' Even if Trump gets to 1237, he may be denied the nomination.

Until those delegate challenges are settled, there is no 1,237. No matter how much the RNC dislikes the idea of Donald Trump as its 2016 nominee, one thing is for certain. If he goes into the convention with the 'magic number' of 1,237 delegates, he'll get the nod. Party officials have been making that ... continue reading


Ted Cruz says his much-vaunted alliance with John Kasich never actually existed

The art of no deal. On Tuesday, we talked about how the Cruz camp was hoping that the announcement of Carly Fiorina as Cruz's VP pick would give them a little media bounce. The goal was to put Tuesday's losses in the rear view mirror, build some positive steam, and bury the foul smelling corpse of Cruz's "deal" ... continue reading


Boehner: Cruz is 'Lucifer in the flesh' - a 'miserable son of a b**ch'

...and keep your eye on Biden. Calling John Boehner "a guy who doesn't like Ted Cruz" undersells the situation like referring to the Grand Canyon as "a pothole." Boehner really, really, really, doesn't like Ted Cruz.  And it's not a "professional disagreement" kind of dislike, either.  It's your ... continue reading


Heh heh heh. Trump tells Bernie he's being treated badly by Dems, should run as an independent.

Do it Bernie, you owe it to the future. Bernie Sanders is being beaten.  He's losing in both the delegate count and the vote, but it's not his fault.  He's "running as a Democrat" and he's being treated horribly by the Democrat party. At every turn, the DNC has done its best to game the system and rig ... continue reading


Cruz sets 'major announcement' for 4 p.m.; looks like it's Fiorina time.

Carly spotted in Indiana Yesterday, we discussed rumors that Ted Cruz was vetting Carly Fiorina for the VP slot. Allegedly, he was going to announce his running mate early, in order to drum up some positive press, generate a little momentum, and make people forget about his then-impending East Coast ... continue reading


Fiorina campaign: Cruz considering Carly for VP

Team-up part 2 Yesterday on Good Morning America, ABC News' John Karl speculated that Ted Cruz  needed to announce his VP pick sooner rather than later, and that person would be Carly Fiorina.  Basically, the argument goes like this: Cruz is about to get trounced - again - during today's mini-super ... continue reading


Lena Dunham promises to leave the country if Trump elected, Trump responds: 'Now I have to win!'

Rosie and Whoopi too. Frequently naked TV actor and horrific human being, Lena Dunham, is worried. Donald Trump is running for President and, if he wins, it will spark a global catastrophe or something. Honestly, we're not entirely sure what she thinks is going to happen, and we don't really care. She's deep in ... continue reading


Hillary receives Donna Summer-based introduction from Dem Senator who doesn't seem to know who she is

Off script, off the rails. What is it about Democrat Senators from Delaware?  First, the state gave us Joe Biden. If we sat here trying list Crazy Uncle Joe's near-endless array of gaffes, embarrassments, and kooky claims we'd bee here until the sun went supernova and engulfed the planet. "The First State" ... continue reading


Chelsea Clinton promises her mom's Supreme Court will gut the 2nd Amendment

Wave buh-bye to your rights. Back in February, I argued that the death of Antonin Scalia instantly made the 2nd Amendment the biggest issue of the 2016 presidential election.  Since then, Republicans have been busy bickering about transgender bathrooms and who they hate more: Trump or Cruz. While they ... continue reading


The Democrats now have a Bernie Sanders problem on their hands

What if he doesn't 'want' anything? For as long as I've been writing about him, I've maintained one constant opinion regarding Bernie Sanders. He's a misguided Marxist who's wrong on virtually every issue, but he genuinely believes in his cause. I don't doubt for a second that, when he spouts his class warfare ... continue reading


Criminal charges filed in Flint water crisis - AG says it's 'just the beginning'

Good. No one is above the law.  Investigators in Michigan are continuing to pursue their inquiry into precisely who is responsible for the Flint water crisis. Attorney General Bill Schuette has a small army of people sifting through reams of internal government correspondence trying to determine who ... continue reading


Hillary's campaign manager says 2016 will be an election about 'who voters can trust'

Trust Hillary, or it's off to 'fun camp.' According to virtually all the polling, Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy.  A whopping 57% of respondents - people in both parties - say she has a problem telling the truth. That number isn't getting any better and the more she opens her mouth, particularly if she ... continue reading