I love the flute in the new Ben Carson hip-hop radio ad.
Bobo’s latest mash note to Rubio-Ryan was less of a bodice-rippper than usual but oh what a last line:
If Ryan and Rubio do emerge as the party’s two leaders, it will be the wonkiest leadership team in our lifetime.
I agree with Steve M. that this reduces conservatism to its true essence:
Rich Lowry told Megyn Kelly that the reason Trump is going after Carly Fiorina is that ‘she cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon‘ in the last debate and thus she has become a much bigger target for Trump to take aim at.
That’s what it’s all about: quien es mas macho?
Update. This email a reader sent young Conor is amazing:
Trump fights. Trump wins. I want an Alpha Male who is going to take it to the enemy. I am tired of supporting losers. I used to vote for President based on their positions. Now I am going to vote for President based on emotion. I want a strong man to be president, an Alpha male, somebody who is going to rip the other side a new one. I am tired of losing the fight before we even have a fight. That is why I support Donald Trump. Ted Cruz is my second choice. Never Jeb!
Epic Bobo today. Starts off by talking about his Snooze Hour buddy Mark Shields and closes by calling Fiorina and Rubio renegade geniuses:
That’s where Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio come in. So far, Fiorina has looked like the most impressive candidate. She has a genius for creating signature moments.
Rubio is young and thus uncorrupted, and he is a genius at relating policy depth in a way that is personal.
It’s going to be somewhat the same, but edgier and more renegade.
And we all know how much neocons love uncorrupted young men.
The Fretful Connoisseur Daily: "Is The Sanders Campaign Causing A Racial Schism On The Left?" GunPlonker Dot Com: "Trump Slams Betty Rubble"
— Horty '98 (@crushingbort) August 9, 2015
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 8, 2015
It was a tough choice today. Celebrate Hobby Lobby by going to Chick-Fil-A or making my wife make me a sandwich. #CFAFTW
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 30, 2014
New Erick Erickson Tweet: Donald Trump did a bad to a lady. Old Tweet: The pussy is a demon. You must make it your slave. All glory to food.
— Big Sexy Jeb! Lund (@Mobute) August 8, 2015
Not telling anyone how to be, but I would be interested to see how Donald Trump reacts to being interrupted by Black Lives Matter chants.
— David Roth (@david_j_roth) August 9, 2015
Apart from more of the same, what’s on the agenda as we wrap up the weekend?
That Ted Cruz machine gun bacon clip richly deserves an embedded video not just a link to an article about it.
Fuck yeah! OTOH, I don’t think Cruz quite pulls it off. He’s more dweeby Ivy league grad than rock n’ roll cowboy.
I’m still hoping someone goes the full Putin and airs his pecs a little.
Way back in 1976, the New York Times must have known that Trump would eventually become a Republican presidential candidate, because they were already drooling over him:
He is tall, lean and blond, with dazzling white teeth, and he looks ever so much like Robert Redford.
It’s not the full Thune treatment:
The first thing everybody knows about him is that he is tall (6 feet 4 inches), tanned (in a prairie, sun-chapped sort of way) and handsome (John McCain jokes that if he had Thune’s face he’d be president right now).
Seriously though, watch out for Christie after the weight loss, he’s a handsome devil.