Donald Trump is not a conservative

About Those Tax Returns, Mr. Trump

Ben Stein, The American Spectator

Mr. Trump has refused to release his tax returns. He said he could not because he was being audited. I like Mr. Trump and I am a Republican, but this is obvious nonsense. Just complete gibberish. 

Where Trump And The GOP Platform Collide

Alex Pfeiffer, The Daily Caller

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, but he shares many differences with the party he now represents. Just take a look at the official GOP platform.

Reversing Trump’s False Narratives

David Limbaugh, Human Events

Trump's new narrative is that the race is effectively over and he is the nominee, but Trump understands that he’s getting shellacked in the delegate selection process in the states — which means he probably won’t be the nominee if he doesn’t reach 1,237 delegates before the convention.

Resetting red and blue in the Rust Belt

MJ Lee and Jeremy Moorhead, CNN

CNN spent a week visiting three Rust Belt cities: Buffalo, New York; Youngstown, Ohio; and Erie, Pennsylvania. Trump supporters expressed a raw anger at the idea that party leaders might try to deny him the nomination — a warning for establishment Republicans publicly challenging their front-runner.

Donald Trump's insincere process arguments

Michael Barone, The Washington Examiner

Trump's process complaints typically come from people who are not, in one of Trump's favorite words, "winners." Trump conspicuously refrains from complaining that, though he has won just 37 percent of votes cast in Republican primaries and caucuses, those votes have given him 46 percent of the delegates.


David Catron, The American Spectator

“Bipartisan,” when used by a GOP candidate, is usually a signal to the Democrats that many of his ostensible principles are negotiable. It is particularly worrisome when deployed by an adviser to Trump, who has been on all sides of the health care debate, depending on the political exigencies of the moment. 

9 Observations and Outcomes From the Wisconsin Waterloo

Daniel Horowitz, Conservative Review

Cruz’s sweeping victory in Wisconsin proves team Cruz’s original thesis: as long as this is a two-man race and as long as Cruz can get his message out, Trump can be defeated in almost every state.  In many ways, this could be the Waterloo of the election.

Roger Stone: 'Cracks in Trump Campaign Begin to Show'

Todd Beamon, NewsMax

Ted Cruz won Wisconsin Tuesday because "the cracks in the Trump campaign are beginning to show," political consultant and Trump ally Roger Stone told Newsmax TV.


Thomas Sowell, The American Spectator

A man in his 60s, who is still acting like a spoiled adolescent, is not going to grow up in the next four years. And, as President, he would have the lives of us all, and our loved ones, in his hands, as well as the fate of this great nation at a fateful time. However, there are now signs that some people are belatedly waking up to the dangers that Donald Trump represents. 

Let’s uproot the pernicious, unproven claim that Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump’s wife

Phillip Bump, The Washington Post

There is no evidence that Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump's wife. In a normal election year, this statement would be relatively uncontroversial. After all, it's true. Yes, there was an ad that ran in Utah, suggesting that because she had posed for provocative modeling photos, she was somehow unfit to be first lady. But, no, that ad was not from the Cruz campaign. 

Why Donald Trump Will Lose To Hillary Clinton

Noah Millman, The American Conservative

The reason has nothing to do with Trump’s positioning on the issues and the potential coalition that could be assembled around those issues. It has everything to do with Trump as an individual candidate.

FLASH: Carly Endorses Cruz – Says She Voted For Him

“Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two sides of the same coin,” said Fiorina in her endorsement of Ted Cruz. “They’re not going to reform the system. They are the system.”

Why Does the Establishment Hate "Big Tent" Trump?

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

The biggest problem with today’s Republican Party is that the thing they hate more than anything — even Donald Trump himself — is actually winning an election.

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Still Backing Outsiders for President

According to the latest poll by FedUp PAC eighty percent of conservatives say they feel betrayed by the Republican Party and 59% are “very concerned” that the establishment will find a way to produce a deadlocked national convention. 

An American Tyrant

Aaron Goldstein, The American Spectator

Most politicians flip-flop out of convenience, expedience or after they put their finger in the air to test the winds of public opinion. When tyrants flip-flop they do so not in response to public opinion. Tyrants do not heed public opinion. Rather they flip-flop for the most arbitrary of reasons.

Ted’s the Ticket

Noah Millman, The American Conservative

Cruz could fight to the end, picking up delegates in states that divide them proportionally, and roll into Cleveland with the largest klatch of non-Trump delegates and a legitimate claim to represent the faction of the party — “very conservative” voters — whom Trump most needs to mollify. And what better way to mollify them than by putting Ted on the ticket?

Exploring Trumpism

David Limbaugh, Human Events

Ted Cruz is a safer bet to secure our borders, and restore economic growth, which will enable us to rebuild our military; he is the one person who has shown that, notwithstanding the conspiracy theories, he cannot be bought and he can always be relied on to do those things he promises. There is no reason to take a risk on the volatile Trump.

Emperor Trump’s Scariest Pronouncement To-Date

We urge former American military personnel of any rank, especially conservatives, to contradict in the strongest terms Trump’s statement that he would expect the American military to follow illegal orders if he gave them. Conservatives must be united in rejecting the idea of a military that will follow illegal orders, and most importantly, conservatives must be united in rejecting a candidate for president, like Donald Trump, who says he plans to give them and expects them to be followed.  

A rattled Trump debates in Detroit. Kasich, Cruz are night's big winners

Douglas E. Schoen, Fox News Opinion

In case there was any confusion about what version of Donald Trump was going to show up for the eleventh GOP debate in Detroit, we found out very early on in this debate that the presidential Donald Trump of Super Tuesday is a vague and distant memory.

Confusion follows Trump flip-flop on key immigration issue

Byron York, The Washington Examiner

People who follow immigration closely were stunned Thursday night when Trump, at the Fox News debate here in Detroit, announced that he has changed his position on one key element of the immigration debate — the use of H-1B visas to bring skilled foreign workers into the United States.