What America Needed to Hear From Donald Trump


It's become increasingly likely that the election is already over, and Donald Trump will lose to Hillary Clinton. There do however, remain a few glimmers of hope - one being the insurgent candidacy of Evan McMullin, and his "deny 270" strategy, the other being Trump's withdrawal from the race. During the final debate with Hillary Clinton, when … Continue reading What America Needed to Hear From Donald Trump

View from the Texas GOP Convention: Cruz, Trump and the Future of the GOP


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media at the Texas GOP Convention following a rousing and inspiring speech from Senator Ted Cruz. We discussed the speech, how the delegates feel about Donald Trump and the role Conservatism plays in Republican politics and electing a nominee. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/16/150523/sen-ted-cruz-addresses-texas-republican-convention/    

The 2016 Texas GOP Convention: A Review


Patriots from all over Texas gathered at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the 2016 State GOP Convention the weekend of May 12-14 to revise the party platform, select new party leadership and in preparation for the national general election in November. This year's Texas GOP Convention had more significance than many, … Continue reading The 2016 Texas GOP Convention: A Review

We Have Not Yet Begun To Fight


Most Conservatives, many Republicans and lots of Americans from across the political spectrum rightly felt despondent the night of the Indiana primary on May 3, as Donald Trump decisively beat Ted Cruz to win the state, forcing Cruz to suspend his campaign and withdraw from the contest for the 2016 GOP nomination. Many of them … Continue reading We Have Not Yet Begun To Fight

On Cruz, Trump and the Texas GOP Convention


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media about Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and the upcoming Texas GOP Convention, which begins this week in Dallas. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/09/149502/texas-gop-prepares-for-state-convention-without-ted-cruz-as-presidential-candidate/  

The Moment Ted Cruz Made His Case for Nomination


The moment that Ted Cruz won the GOP Debate in Detroit and made his case for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party occurred when Cruz looked into the camera and speaking to the American people, and with Trump supporters directly, said the following: Courtesy of The Weekly Standard:

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 11 – Detroit, MI


  My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Talking times via NPR news Ted Cruz  (Talking time - 17:04) Was. On. Fire. Very strong attacks on Trump's positions and record. Had the best line of the night when he said that "Donald has a tenuous relationship with the truth." Great takes on pointing out … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 11 – Detroit, MI

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 10 – Houston, TX


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: The Knockdown in H-Town This assessment will be a bit different from previous debate scorecards. It is clear now that the contest is a 3-man race; Cruz, Rubio and Trump. Governor Kasich and Dr. Carson are essentially non-entities merely taking up stage space, so for the purposes … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 10 – Houston, TX

No More Deals


Fantastic ad from the Ted Cruz campaign. This ran just before the Iowa Caucus, and should be seen by all the voters in the rest of the country. Perfect take on the corrupt and unprincipled methods and character of Donald Trump, who would be the ultimate deal-maker, ready, willing and able to cut any deals to … Continue reading No More Deals

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 9 – Greenville, SC


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: First and foremost; having only 6 candidates on stage really opened up the debate. Without the unnecessary distractions of has-been, wannabe candidates crowding the stage and chewing up valuable time, the remaining field was able to engage the issues and each other; which is what led … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 9 – Greenville, SC

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 8 – Manchester, NH


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Talking times via NPR news & Betsy Woodruff First of all, the opening introduction of the candidates by the ABC News moderators was badly - badly - bungled. Candidates either didn't hear their names being called, or they were being called out-of-order, and so they came … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 8 – Manchester, NH

Time To Clear The Decks


With his stunning win in Iowa, Ted Cruz proved that the resurgence of Conservatism is real, the "Silent Majority" is back, and that the contrast between the parties must be bold and principled. Of the remaining viable candidates in the field of Republican candidates seeking the 2106 GOP nomination, Ted Cruz represents the best chance … Continue reading Time To Clear The Decks

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 7 – Des Moines, IA


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Marco Rubio did extremely well as the winner of the debate. His very good answers on a range of issues; Hillary Clinton's complete lack of qualifications for the presidency, immigration, and rational foreign policy served to distinguish him from the lower tier of competition. His statement that Iran's leaders want to hold America … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 7 – Des Moines, IA

Donald vs. Megyn


Perfect take on the kerfuffle between Trump & Fox News from the inestimable Michael Ramirez: LEADING from behind the stage... http://www.investors.com/…/michael-r…/michael-ramirez-12716/ See more cartoons at: http://www.investors.com/editorial-cartoons/michael-ramirez/ On Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/Ramireztoons Like me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=92009530531&fref=ts New Ramirez book: http://www.investors.com/ramirezbook

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 6 – N. Charleston, SC


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz did extremely well, with a bit of an uneven performance. While he has become the candidate best positioned to represent the Conservative / Liberty / Tea Party elements of the party, and is a darling of the evangelical wing, his ability to counter Rubio, while keeping Trump at bay … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 6 – N. Charleston, SC

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 5 – Las Vegas


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz did extremely well. He has positioned himself as the tea party outsider and evangelical favorite, countering Rubio, who is now atop the polls of establishment favorites. His confrontation with Rubio on immigration, data sweeps by intelligence agencies and regime change in the Middle East, set the stage for the debate Conservatives … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 5 – Las Vegas

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 4


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz was very impressive and strong. He consistently offered substantive answers on complex questions, highlighting his extensive knowledge on the issues. His delivery - when not too packaged - is forthright and on-point. He did best when attacking the crony corporatism in big government, and … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 4

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 3


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Marco Rubio Excellent performance. Memorable, passionate and smart answers to questions that allowed him to really distinguish himself. His confrontation with Jeb Bush may have delivered the needed mortal blow to the former Governor's campaign. His epic take-down of Hillary Clinton and her mainstream media toadies, publicly … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 3

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 2


My personal assessment of the GOP debates - Main Event & Undercard combined: Carly Fiorina proved conclusively that she should not only belonged on the main stage, but may well be worthy of a spot on the GOP ticket. Possibly even at the top. Sharp. Smart. Supremely confident. Passionate. She looked presidential, well-informed, non-establishment and tough, commanded the stage … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 2

Broken Politics: The Legacy of Obama and the Left


Only in the age of Obama and the militant Left would a candidate as obviously criminally corrupt, incompetent and unqualified as Hillary Clinton be seriously considered for nomination by a political party to the highest office in the land. Only in the age of Obama and the militant Left would a candidate as honorable, accomplished … Continue reading Broken Politics: The Legacy of Obama and the Left

Tommy’s Garage June 18, 2015


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3x-iTJx4rU TOMMY’S GARAGE HIGH OCTANE POLITICS June 18, 2015  THIS WEEK: GUESTS: Vladimir Davidiuk, Doc Greene, Ed Kampf, Brenda Cheney HOST: Tommy Adkins Topics: -Hate-motivated shooting in Charleston, SC -Hillary: Voice of The People -Jeb Bush & Donald Trump jump in -Rachel Dolezal -The Great Texas Pool Riot -PLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE! NOW ON HOUSTON MEDIA SOURCE … Continue reading Tommy’s Garage June 18, 2015

Donald Trump Announces He’s Running for President – Video and Text Links


  Real estate mogul and TV reality star Donald Trump (R-FL) announced on June 16, 2015 that he was running for President. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/610838591242137600 Trump made his announcement at the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York, and took the stage in front of supporters. Trump gave a speech in which he outlined his motivation for a run: "So, ladies … Continue reading Donald Trump Announces He’s Running for President – Video and Text Links