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December 15, 2017

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John McCain Deserves Criticism, Not Sympathy or Admiration

John McCain deserves severe criticism more than he deserves sympathy or admiration. Yesterday, John McCain, despite his announced diagnosis of brain cancer and resulting hospitalization, returned from his home state of Arizona to cast his vote in the U.S. Senate to go forward with the legislative process of repealing Obamacare. Or, as CNN’s Stephen Collinson wrote

Donald Trump and His Failed Businesses

Like many companies led by Trump beforehand, his campaign is biting the dust in terms of generating profit. Just as his previous endeavors — Trump Taj Mahal in 1991, Trump Plaza Hotel in 1992, Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts in 2004, and Trump Entertainment Resorts in 2009 — it seems as if his campaign is struggling through financial problems and falling short of expectations in the first quarter of the general election. So, let me be clear, Donald is a terrible businessman. Although he claims to be left and right, most of his companies have fallen flat on their faces. So, lets look at his business flops. From terrible management to struggling markets, here’s where The Donald failed to prove “how great” of a businessman he claims to be.

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The Hispandering of 2016

Basically every candidate in this election cycle has found themselves involved within the Latino community. In some states, such as California and Texas, Latinos make up over 28% of the popular vote. A record 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential elections, making it a pressing political concern to make positive relations with the Hispanic communities across America. That comes to the topic of the day: hispandering in the 2016 election cycle.

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Tricky Dick: Negative Nixon’s Campaign Strategies

I’m a fan of studying Nixon, and I’ve studied him and his administration for years now. I’ve read all of his books, from Six Crises to The Real War to Beyond Peace to Seize the Moment to his own personal memoirs. I’ve read most of war criminal Henry Kissinger’s books. I’ve watched and read the Frost/Nixon interviews. You name the speech, if there’s a video recording of it online I’ve seen it twice. From celebrating his 103rd birthday to having an in-depth analysis of his debate against John F. Kennedy in 1960, I’ve done it.

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The Criminal Cruz Crew

Rick Perry, the former Governor of Texas who has been running from indictment charges since August 2014, recently endorsed Ted Cruz. Perry has run for the Presidency himself twice, failing in ways that could get him crowned the King of Stupid. Perry claims that he really only has the choice of Cruz and Trump, according to an interview with Politico. So, in short, he’s really only endorsing Cruz because he seems him as “more conservative”. Perry’s endorsement “blesses” Cruz’s already sinking campaign with the longest serving Texan Governor’s support. But lots of people are forgetting something crucially important: Rick Perry, an unfathomably mentally challenged politician, is a criminal.

The Crazies are Coming! Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck Endorse…

Endorsements are meant to increase support, drum up public awareness, and begin the final stages of primary fighting. Strong, important members of political parties oftentimes hold back they’re opinions until all the scandals that prop up during the early phases of campaigning is over. They wait, watching the candidates before deciding which one is the one for them. A pinpointed, rather mundane process, really. The idea is simple: don’t pick the wrong candidate. Endorsing the wrong candidate is chaos. If they mess up, if they fail, you’re on record for supporting them. This is why so many smart politicians hold back, even opting to not endorse any candidate if nobody looks stable enough.