Donald Trump

Trump vs. the First Amendment

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

Truth is an absolute defense against libel. No wonder Trump is unhappy with that state of affairs.

Shame on Christians Who Support Donald Trump

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

Christian, if you are supporting a man who says he has never felt the need to repent despite affairs, adultery, and multiple marriages and who quotes Mussolini and won’t denounce the KKK, there is seriously something wrong with you. How terrible it is that you are willing to gain the world with Trump and lose your soul in the process.

Donald Trump and the KKK and Ronald Reagan and Pandering

Caleb Howe, RedState

Yes the media is unfair. (Although with Trump, they’re not THAT unfair.) However, you have a choice in how you respond. Don’t be like Trump and whine about it. When they try to handle you, handle them right back. It’s going to happen again and to politicians that you like. When it does, don’t be like Trump. Be like Reagan.

Marco Rubio’s Victims Speak At Trump Rally

The top example of the soulless pursuit of money over the interests of American workers and their quality of life, American sovereignty and American exceptionalism is Senator Marco Rubio (although Speaker Paul Ryan is a close second) and yesterday Rubio’s victims finally had their say on a national stage.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Do Not Yet Trust Trump

Trump’s flip-flops on issues are a concern to 57% and only 46% disagree with Rush Limbaugh’s warning that Trump is not a conservative.

Donald Trump: Serial Rapist of the Truth

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

In Thursday night’s debate, Trump came across as a massive liar. Cruz caught him in lies about healthcare. Rubio caught him in lies about spending. Trump lied and lied and lied some more. Trump raped the truth repeatedly. He left the truth abused, battered, and in a dumpster.

Trump busted: Video shows he blatantly lied on healthcare in debate

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

Donald Trump claimed during Thursday's Republican debate that he never said that government should pay for everybody to be covered by healthcare, but that's exactly what he said in a "60 Minutes" interview last fall.

Rubio Assails Trump, But Was It Too Late?

Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics

Rubio had been reluctant to take Trump on. But with his own candidacy in jeopardy and amid questions about whether he is capable of winning any of the states up for grabs next week, he switched gears in Houston, hoping to show he could out-punch Trump one on one. The move might have been made out of desperation, as Rubio has yet to win a primary or caucus state and the road ahead remains rocky.

Romney: 'No legit reason’ Trump can’t release tax returns

Mark Hensch, The Hill

Mitt Romney on Thursday night kept up his attacks on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump for not publicly releasing his tax returns. “No legit reason @realDonaldTrump can’t release returns while being audited, but if scared, release earlier returns no longer under audit,” he tweeted during the GOP debate in Houston, hosted by CNN.

Texas CNN Republican debate: Trump exposed as fraud in Rubio-Cruz pincer movement

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz hit Donald Trump hard in Thursday night’s debate. Plus, Rubio wins on style, Cruz wins on substance; Ted Cruz looks to be winning in Texas…will it be enough?; Voters don’t want “electability” in 2016, they want strong leadership; Thursday night’s was the first debate where foreign policy took a back seat; Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns…but is it a problem?; Ben Carson defiant about staying in the race, but we’re the ones paying for it, and, Conclusion – making sense of 2016.

Roger Stone Gets It Right: Calls Out Fake Political “Strategists”

We find it someplace between amusing and appalling that the establishment media is apparently all too ready to blackball a real political strategist like Roger Stone, while it regularly appoints trolls like Rick Wilson and no-talents like Ana Navarro and Roland Martin as political “strategists,” when their qualifications to the title rest not on a long series of successful campaigns like Stone, but on their ability to pick a well-connected TV booking agent.

How Much Must We Compromise Our Values?

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

Just how much must evangelicals and conservatives compromise themselves to support Trump? That is the ultimate problem. Every person supporting Trump has not just compromised on a candidate, but compromised their core values.

Why Rubio Can’t Win

Dick Morris, The Hill

Each senator, congressman or governor who lines up to support Rubio brings with him the kiss of death. They announce his fidelity to an agenda and style of accommodation that is precisely what the Republican rebels can’t stand. With each endorsement, he becomes less the Marco of the Tea Party and, instead, the Marco of the unpopular establishment politics of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.

The Spanish Prisoner, 419, And The Donald Trump Scam

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Voting for Trump is voting for a con man, a sharp, a grifter. There’s a reason Trump will threaten to sue anyone who gets too close to exposing his scam, or says “bad things” about him. That’s not fighting back, it’s protecting his relationship with his marks. It’s what criminals do. They threaten.

'He's a fool': Trump fires back at 'tough guy' Romney

Al Weaver, Washington Examiner

Donald Trump fired back at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for wondering Wednesday if a "bombshell" was sitting in his unreleased tax returns. Trump fired off a trio of tweets at Romney, calling him a "fool" and a "tough guy" for his attack, adding that he should have beaten President Obama as the Republican nominee in 2012.

Cruz camp fires back at Trump over Nevada accusations

Al Weaver, Washington Examiner

Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign fired back at Donald Trump's claims that the senator's team wanted to "mislead" voters as Nevadans continued to caucus Tuesday night. In a letter to the Nevada GOP, Cruz's team responded to a tweet from the real estate mogul, dismissing his warning to "BE CAREFUL" with Cruz backers at caucus sites as one written by "leftist lawyers" to conjure up "baseless accusations" against his campaign.

Nevada GOP Caucus Looks Like A Voter Fraud Bonanza

Dan McLaughlin, RedState

Numerous people on the ground Tweeted accounts and photos of a process in which IDs are not being checked, people are voting multiple times, and the vote-counters are wearing Trump campaign gear. Photos don’t lie.

Let Donald Trump Submit To An Independent Public Audit

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Why can everyone else be accused of lying but Trump is taken at his word? No, I think the best deal we can have is for Mr. Trump to agree to have his wonderful company, the company where everyone loves him, and all deals make money; the reason he should be elected leader of the free world; he should agree to an independent and unbiased audit to determine how much he’s really worth.