Rich Lowry: Carly Cut off Trump’s Balls With the Precision of a Surgeon…”

National Review Editor Rich Lowry, Wednesday night, used shockingly salty language to describe Carly Fiorina’s winning performance at last week’s GOP debate.

Lowry was appearing on the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly and Blaze talk show host Chris Salcedo, to discuss the Republican horse race.

Donald Trump, as you may have heard, reignited his feud with Fox News earlier in the day, Wednesday, vowing not to appear on the network for the foreseeable future.

Asked to react to Trump’s latest attacks on Carly Fiorina, Lowry didn’t mince words.

“Trump obviously attacks everyone, but she’s become a much bigger target, and part of what’s going on here is that last debate, Lowry began. “Let’s be honest. Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon…”

“What did you just say?” Megyn Kelly exclaimed, while Chris Salcedo chuckled.

“And he knows it!” Lowry continued, while Megyn protested laughingly, “you can’t say that!”

“He’s insulted and bullied his way to the top of the polls – no one was able to best him ever – except for this tough lady on that stage, and it must kill him.He must be simmering about it to this night”

“It’s becoming more and more clear that he’s very thin skinned,” Lowry noted later on.  “She’s gotten under his skin, clearly.”

Trump, who apparently watches Fox News every night without fail, took to Twitter immediately to blast Fox News and Rich Lowry:

Twitchy: Donald Trump wants National Review’s Rich Lowry banned from TV, fined by FCC:



And Lowry fired back:





Good Gad, what a hot mess this man is.

Scott Walker Announces He’s Dropping Out (Video)

Numerous news outlets are reporting that Governor Scott Walker is dropping out of the 2016 presidential race.

Via the NYTs:

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Mr. Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern.

“The short answer is money,” said a supporter of Mr. Walker’s who was briefed on the decision. “He’s made a decision not to limp into Iowa.”

The announcement comes as a new CNN national poll placed the Wisconsin governor’s support at less than half a percentage point.

UPDATE: Here’s the announcement:

He is encouraging other GOP candidates to drop out to narrow the field against the current frontrunner.

It’s sad to see quality candidates like Scott Walker and Rick Perry fall by the wayside, but they both seemed unable to adapt to the changing political climate.

What is wanted on the Republican side is a candidate who is willing to stand up to the Democrat media complex, reject liberal premises, and refuse to apologize.

Right now, Donald Trump seems to be the one best filling that bill.

Dr. Ben Carson: #BlackLivesMatter Focused On The Wrong Targets (Video)

GOP 2016 candidate Dr. Ben Carson was invited on to the Kelly File, Monday night to talk about his excellent USA Today oped criticizing Black Lives Matters.

Carson writes:

The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy. The “BlackLivesMatter” movement is focused on the wrong targets, to the detriment of blacks who would like to see real change and to the benefit of its powerful white liberal funders using the attacks on Sanders for political purposes that mean nothing for the problems that face our community.

The notion that some lives might matter less than others is meant to enrage. That anger is distracting us from what matters most. We’re right to be angry, but we have to stay smart.

Of course, the protesters are right that racial policing issues exist and some rotten policemen took actions that killed innocent people. Those actions were inexcusable and they should be prosecuted to deter such acts in the future.

He concluded by saying:

We should have a talk with the Democratic Party.  Let’s tell them, we don’t want to be clothed, fed and housed. We want honor and dignity.

We don’t want a plan to give us public housing in nice neighborhoods. We want an end to excuses for schools that leave us without the means to buy our own houses where we choose to live. We want the skills needed to compete, not a consolation prize of Section 8, Food Stamps and a lifetime of government paperwork.

Finally, we need to go over to the Republican Party. We need to tell them they have ignored us for too long. They need to invite us in and listen to us. We need to communicate and find a different way.

There are many things to be angry about when you are consumed by hopelessness. Bernie Sanders isn’t one of them.

“Whoa!” Way to lay it out,” Megyn Kelly gushed. we have been talking for months on this show about how

Some believe too few in the black community have turned and said Stop! Don’t act as victim. Don’t look squarely at the police. Start looking inward. It’s not that there’s nothing wrong with the police at all – it’s not that there’s no police brutality, but there is a major problem plaguing inner city America right now,  and in too many circles has been ignored.

The former pediatric neurosurgeon said there are a lot of folks in the black community who think like he does but they are afraid to speak out. “because you’ll be called a name. You’ll be scorned. That’s what the established progressive party wants. They don’t want anybody to speak out against this. They want to demonize anybody who does because they want to maintain their power,” he explained.

Dr. Carson said he wasn’t sure if the Democrat party would be able to maintain their grasp on the black community going into the future.

Ted Cruz Challenges Obama To A Debate On Iran (Video)

On “Hannity” Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz challenged Obama to a debate on the nuclear deal, charging that if passed, it would make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.

Cruz pointed out that Obama attacked the GOP today, as opposed to disputing the fact that the nuclear deal empowers jihadists.

Cruz extended an invitation to Obama to debate the substance of the nuke deal at any time and place of the president’s choosing.

“If he’s so convinced he’s right on the substance, I will welcome him anytime. And if he’s unwilling to show up, he can send as a proxy John Kerry,” Cruz said. “Let’s debate the substance of how much this endangers the United States of America, Israel and the world.”

I fully endorse this idea – stipulating of course that none of Obama’s usual crutches be allowed – no prompters, no ear phones, no Candy Crowley as Moderator…

I should note that Princeton has a debate tournament named after the Texas Senator as a tribute to his legendary debating skills.

The Ted Cruz Living Memorial Novice Championship is a Princeton-only intramural tournament for Debate Panel novices. The tournament is a way for novices to show off what they’ve learned throughout the year, both to their friends on campus and to the rest of their teammates. Rounds are judged by Debate Panel varsity members. The tournament is named after Ted Cruz ’92, the 1992 Team of the Year, the 1992 Speaker of the Year, the 1992 North American Debating Championship top speaker, and Princeton’s highest-ranked debater at the World Universities Debating Championship.

Obama, during his college years, on the other hand, was known for smoking a lot of weed, doing “a little blow when he could afford it”, being a member of the Democratic Student Socialist Alliance while at Occidental and attending socialist conferences while at Columbia (where he made such an impression on fellow students, no one remembers him.) At Harvard, Obama was known as an insufferable suck-up whose election as President of the Law Review – by his own admission – “may have benefited from the Law Review’s affirmative action policy.”

Yeah, I’d like to see these two debate.


Watch: Carly Fiorina’s Full Speech at the Reagan Center

Carly Fiorina delivered an important, hard hitting foreign policy speech Monday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, calling on the United States to maintain its military supremacy, reject the Iran nuclear deal currently being debated, and “push back against rising Chinese aggression.”

As Sarah Rumpf at Breitbart News reported yesterday, Fiorina has more experience in foreign policy than perhaps most people realize:

Fiorina spent several years as a national security adviser, assisting in the efforts to reform how America’s intelligence community communicated after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, serving on the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board and two years chairing the Central Intelligence Agency’s External Advisory Board.

Her speech Monday is designed to lay out the foreign policy platform she would pursue as President. According to Fiorina’s prepared remarks, the word is “in dire need of American leadership… more tragic and dangerous place when America is not leading.” She decries President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for “always speaking in terms of ambivalence and shades of gray, offering false choices and raising the shadow of doubt about our will to lead.”

Her is the full speech:

Carly Fiorina will be taking part of a candidates forum on August 3 in New Hampshire that will include all of the candidates but Donald Trump, who bowed out following a sarcastic NH Union Leader editorial that mocked him for questioning John McCain’s war hero status.

The Fox News debate scheduled for August 6 in Cleveland, OH, will include 10 candidates who will qualify based on national polls.

The top 8 candidates according to RealClearPolitics’ compilation of six current national polls are Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.

Seven candidates, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, and Lindsey Graham, who are neck in neck in the polls, are vying for those two remaining spots.

LIVE: Donald Trump’s #StandWithTrumpAZ Phoenix Event on Illegal Immigration

Via the Washington Post:

Ignoring a plea from the Republican Party chairman to tone down his rhetoric, Trump plans to rally more than 9,000 supporters here in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who built a national profile with his aggressive efforts to hunt down and deport undocumented immigrants in the Phoenix area, will join him on stage.

In remarks at the downtown Phoenix Convention Center, Trump plans to renew his vow to build an impenetrable wall across the U.S.-Mexico border and to attack by name several Republican presidential candidates as weak on immigration, according to people with knowledge of Trump’s plans

Starts at 3:30:

I added the full video from Trump’s press conference with the parents of victims murdered by illegals to my Saturday Movie Matinee. It’s worth watching.


Via WHD: Trump Tops White House Dossier Poll

Trump’s victory no doubt reflects the massive publicity he has received since announcing his candidacy nearly a month ago. But it also likely indicates strong satisfaction with his straight-shooting style and his willingness to talk bluntly about illegal immigration, a subject other Republican candidates have tiptoed around.

Rubio Takes A Shot At Hillary With New Ad Mocking Her Dopey “Yesterday” Riff

I didn’t bother to watch Hillary’s second (or is it third) campaign launch in New York City, Saturday,  but I heard it was a major snooze-fest.
Clinton’s speechwriter apparently thought it would be helpful if he had his elderly boss – a longtime fixture in the party of bad ideas that don’t work – attack Republicans as the party of “Yesterday.”
“There may be some new voices in the Republican choir,” she said of the GOP’s 2016 field. “But they’re all singing the same old song – A song called ‘Yesterday.’ ”
 “You know the one – ‘All our troubles are here to stay, and we need a place to hide away,’ ” Hillary Clinton quipped. “They believe in yesterday.”
What a dumb line of attack. It rings false because it is false. It’s the sort of thing vacuous simps applaud because they want to think of themselves as members the cool and happening “party of today.” Even though they support the failed party of Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago, Philly etc.
Really Marco Rubio doesn’t even have to even open his mouth to refute that nonsense. All has to do is stand there next to a cardboard cutout of Grandma Clinton and let the American people decide who looks like “yesterday’s” candidate. But the funny thing is – he already refuted it explicitly in his presidential announcement, last April.
This is much gentler than Carly Fiorina’s ferocious broadsides. But he gets his point across.