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Posted: Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:31 | Political Insider

Watching Donald Trump on the hustings conjures up thoughts of what someone once said of another great showman, P.T. Barnum:  "There's a sucker born every minute." 

Trump's stump speeches, full of wild rhetoric, curses, threats, profanities, boasts and policies devoid of details, are of the kind that led legendary journalist H.L. Mencken to observe, “no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”

Posted: Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:55 | Political Insider

I was undecided about who to vote for but Bill O'Reilly makes a strong case to support Bernie Sanders.

O'Reilly, the Fox News windbag, said that "If Bernie Sanders gets elected president, I'm fleeing,...I'm going to Ireland."  I have nothing against Ireland – I even have several Irish relatives --  but Bill makes a very tempting offer.

Posted: Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:19 | Political Insider

One of best editorial cartoons I ever saw was drawn 44 years ago but it just as timely today in the days before the New Hampshire primaries.

It was drawn by the late Paul Conrad in the Los Angeles Times targeting his nemesis, LA Mayor Sam Yorty.

Posted: Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:12 | Political Insider

The headline reads: Netanyahu Endorses Trump, Says “Iowans are Idiots – No One Does Islamophobia Like Donny”

If you didn't know it was a joke you'd think it was real. 

Posted: Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:53 | Political Insider

Donald Trump has been called many things, but gracious loser isn't one of them. 

He's saying Ted Cruz "stole" the Iowa Caucus by "fraud" and "dirty tricks" and he wants a "new election" or to have Monday's vote "nullified."  Ain't gonna happen, and he knows it, but he's using the incident to damage his surging leading rival going into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

Posted: Sun, 01/31/2016 - 14:14 | Political Insider

Donald Trump has one great advantage over all the other presidential candidates:  he has no set of core beliefs.  He reminds me of that old Groucho Marx line, "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others."

He's the current frontrunner in a close race with Ted Cruz with the rest of the field training far behind.  The GOP establishment wishes both would go away, but they're warming to Trump because they think he'd have a better chance of winning in November and can't stomach Cruz.