Morning Reads for Friday, February 19, 2016

On this day in 1945, the United States Marine Corps invaded Iwo Jima. Oo-rah.

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

The Presidential candidates can talk about the establishment and insiders but the DNC has perfected the process. We can stop the nonsense on Hillary vs. Sanders, it is over, way over.

http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:0617d451fe3b403b846c4dd1847cb5f8

John Konop
John Konop

Is this add a cheap shot from Cruz, since he made similar statements as well? ……..Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign hit rival Marco Rubio on Wednesday in a new television ad that compares the Florida senator’s support for the failed “Gang of Eight” 2013 comprehensive immigration reform bill to President Obama. “I will never support — never have, and never will support — any effort to grant blanket legalization amnesty to folks who have entered, or stayed, in this country illegally,” Rubio says in a clip at the beginning of the ad. “Then Rubio got to Washington,” a narrator says, “and… Read more »

John Konop
John Konop

Also is this not unethical to release at about the same time by the Cruz campaign?

http://www.mediaite.com/online/cruz-campaign-pushes-photoshopped-image-of-rubio-shaking-hands-with-obama/

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Hate seeing Cruz go the low road. No interpretations needed, here is Rubio’s position and as he reviews advice he might improve. I’d rather he’d go with local law help to the Federal law more than complete a wall.

https://marcorubio.com/issues-2/marco-rubio-immigration-plan-border-security-legal/

John Konop
John Konop

Salt,

You make a very good point, this debate like many issues have been about low road spin, not real policy. The debate needs to move toward policy suggestions like you made, less about election style nasty talking points. This is why very little ever gets done, we end up fighting gut level political football game over solving anything.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Went to https://johnkasich.com/resultsnow/ didn’t find his immigration plan.

John Konop
John Konop

Salt, Similar to Rubio on the issue….And exactly what Cruz proposed, before he claimed he was for it, before Cruz was against it…..Like many other issues it also depends on the major donors Cruz is soliciting money from…..The Cruz famous wink-wink for cash, while he claims to be the only one with integrity, cough, cough……I really do not get how Cruz supporters do not get they are being played by him? http://www.cfr.org/campaign2016/#/john-kasich/on-immigration …………Gov. Kasich’s positions on some immigration issues have changed considerably over the years. In 2015, he says the government must complete construction of a wall along its border… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

When he makes a final decision he should put it on his web site.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Hate seeing Cruz take the low road? Salty, Cruz bought a house on the low road. He goes for a morning run along the low road. He drives the low road two and from work every day. He did the “adopt a mile” for the entirety of the low road. When the low road had pot holes, be paved it himself. Ted Cruz is a man whose sole motivation in life is amassing power for himself. Outside of “I want to be President,” I don’t believe he has ever had an original thought in his life. Listen to his stump… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

A,

I made the same mistake with a long answer to Charlie on “what Beach meant” when “he does nothing for us” would have sufficed.

Calypso
Calypso

“Since brevity is the soul of wit / And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief…”

–W. Shakespeare

Teri
Teri

Lileks! I remember when blogs used to be called “Online Journals.” Because, dammit, apparently I’m middle-aged.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well here is the response to the “shameful rejection of Bork”:
http://jaybookman.blog.myajc.com/2016/02/18/gop-is-right-the-parallels-to-the-bork-case-are-uncanny/

Davo65
Davo65

Pretty funny that republicans are going to block Obama’s nominee because…haha…they are still butt-hurt about Bork! Even my Polish inlaws can’t hold a grudge that long. Any excuse to do nothing, I guess.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Is there a Las Vegas bet on when the Clinton Foundation will donate $100 mil to the walled Vatican City “anywhere but in our back yard” refugee plan in return for a kind word from the Pope ?

Teri
Teri

Please, Salty. We’re Catholic. We don’t do Vegas; we play Bingo and have raffles.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Somehow I think Cuba is going to figure into all this before it’s over.

Pete Gibbons
Pete Gibbons

I do not know who Stephen Fry is but I thought we all agreed the dress was blue and black?

John Vestal
John Vestal

British comic/actor. Used to be in a comedy duo with Hugh Laurie back before Laurie came over here and started playing a gimpy, oxy-addicted American doctor.

Bart
Bart

When you stop to think about it, the president choosing to send the Veep to Scalia’s funeral instead of going himself is pretty low. If he shows up on a golf course tomorrow as he did when he hit the links right after speaking about Jim Foley, it will be even worse.

xdog
xdog

Scalia won’t care.

auh2o
auh2o

Sadly, neither does Obama.

Bart
Bart

‘Do you tell the truth?’

‘I always try too’

Huh? Only Hillary or her husband thinks this way as a means to advance their collective political fortunes. Try to tell the truth? That’s the standard we accept as voters?

Benevolus
Benevolus

You can’t handle the truth!!

Benevolus
Benevolus

This is like “Let’s find the 20 biggest freaks we can think of and see who they like for prez:
http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-celeb-endorsements-2015-10