PredictWise has dropped John Kasich below our arbitrary 2% inclusion threshold.
Nevertheless, his campaign lumbers on. Maybe someone has made this observation already, but: I see him someday as having an Alec-Guinness-in-The-Bridge-on-the-River-Kwai moment. Suddenly thunderstruck by the enormity of his own actions, saying "What have I done?"
Ditto, for Trump/Clinton voters.
[Update: Almost certainly, I was semi-remembering above what Jonah Goldberg observed last month.]
Anyway, Hillary leaps into Kasich's vacated number two position this week:
|Query String||Hit Count||Change Since
|"Donald Trump" phony||256,000||-116,000|
|"Hillary Clinton" phony||198,000||+8,000|
|"Ted Cruz" phony||97,600||-155,400|
|"Bernie Sanders" phony||78,200||-3,600|
The story that seems to have made the biggest phony splash recently:
sauce truther’ Trump calls Clinton ‘phony’.
Donald Trump ripped into Hillary Clinton on Tuesday morning during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” show, calling the Democratic presidential candidate “phony” for claiming she carries hot sauce with her at all times.
Context: Trump claimed Hillary was pandering, since she made this claim on an NYC "urban" radio station. But it appears that this might be a rare instance in which she's actually telling the truth.
To be fair, Trump was almost certainly making what he thought was a safe
bet. At the Washington Free Beacon, Matthew Continetti
Hillary's long, tired history of dishonesty and poorly-hidden naked
power hunger. Why has her primary campaign
failed to sew up the nomination so far?
A lot of the reason is Clinton: her tin ear, her aloofness, her phony eagerness to please, her suspicion of the press and of outsiders, her let us say complicated relationship with the truth, the blithe way in which she dissembles and deceives.
Continetti repeats something we've noted in the past: when caught off-guard, Hillary's first instinct is to lie.
Also, to assume the rules don't apply to her.
At Reason, Scott Shackford notes another example:
to Spend $1 Million to Target Hillary Haters on Social Media"
At issue is the "Correct the Record" SuperPAC run by Hillary flack
David Brock, and how it's doing something that's supposed to be illegal:
coordinating with Hillary's campaign organization.
It's a convoluted tale, but:
The reason this is worth noting and worth mocking is how much it implicates Clinton's attacks on Citizens United as hypocritical and self-serving. Sanders has attacked Clinton for all the money her campaign has received from corporate donors and her corporate speeches, and she has insisted that this money has not corrupted her positions—which is actually a defense of the Citizens United decision.
She's special, once again exempt from the rules she wants to make everyone else follow.
Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times opines on
Cruz’s Phony Concern for ‘The People’".
How can you tell when a politician like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is lying? When he talks about the need to let “the people” decide. What he really means is “the game is rigged and the insiders get to decide.”
So how can you tell when a "journalist" like Andrew Rosenthal is lying? When he's writing about Republicans.