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Me to my 3 1/2 year old son Jake: What's your job going to be when you grow up? Jake: "Be in charge."
One for the road. #FreedomTower #Thanksgiving at the @bonappetit Kitchen. @ Worldtrade Center 9/11…
@cherry_bethea I judge pols on what they say. And I think I've got this one right. But always appreciate feedback. Happy T-Day.@michaelbeck You too.Here's a line of attack I cld see @tedcruz launching, subtly (or using 2 counter-attack) against @realDonaldTrump: Very possibleJanuary polls are going to be fun. And I bet they're going to surprise some people. #NotRocketSciencePeak time to peak = mid January.'ll take the under, plus 1 day to account for Thanksgiving. @SteveDeaceShow Agreed. And that approach could serve well in contests down the line.Little birdie told me Rubio attacking Cruz for opposing the Patriot Act "is like an in-kind contribution to the Cruz caucus campaign."
Retweeted by David M. DruckerObama Gives His Plan to Fight Islamic State an Emotional Makeover via @bpolitics
Retweeted by David M. DruckerKerry: Palestinian attacks are 'acts of terrorism' that must be condemned
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@kinxbitz It's called a contested campaign. Your guy is rising.The term "dark money" is silly & misleading. There, I said it.GOP Front-Runner Donald Trump Was Once A Pro-Obama Blogger via @BuzzFeedAndrew @buzzfeednews
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNYT editorial draws direct comparison between Trump and Joseph McCarthy and George Wallace
Retweeted by David M. DruckerObama on whether intel failed in France: "You had eight individuals with light weapons. That's a hard thing to track."
Retweeted by David M. DruckerIn response to @joseiswriting Q, @HillaryClinton pledges not to use the term "illegal" to refer to immigrants
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNot to be missed: “[In Iowa] Cruz now leads all candidates among women…”
Retweeted by David M. DruckerIf only Belgium's government had paid sufficient attention when jihadists were targeting Jews:
Retweeted by David M. DruckerCC: every Putin defender pretending that Russia is America's greatest anti-ISIS ally.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerSome of Trump's favorite ways of dealing with difficult questions- he'll look into "a lot of different things"
Retweeted by David M. DruckerNew IA Q Poll: Trump w/25% (+5 since Oct); Cruz w/23% (+13); Carson w/18% (-10); Rubio w/13% (+/-0); Bush w/4% (-1):
Retweeted by David M. DruckerRubio Campaign Unveils First Early-State Ad, ‘Bartender’
Retweeted by David M. DruckerMorning Plum: Shock poll finds Hillary Clinton more trusted on terrorism than her GOP rivals
Retweeted by David M. DruckerTrump's "unconventional foreign policy prescriptions raise more Qs of significant consequence than they answer" foreign policy, @realDonaldTrump is more @BarackObama & @RandPaul than he is @tedcruz or @marcorubio: Not the muscular foreign policy hawk you (might) think he is. via @DCExaminer.@marcorubio sends letter to @SpeakerRyan & @SenateMajLdr calling for Omnibus language blocking Obamacare bailout
Retweeted by David M. DruckerA brief theory of Trump's outrageousness via @DCExaminer.@realDonaldTrump's surprisingly Obama-like foreign policy via @DCExaminer
It was well reported the Bills will never win a championship because of a govt/alien conspiracy. Oh wait, that was a television show.@MendyWax isolated incidents maybe here and there. But not thousands, not by a long shot. This happened in the West Bank, not here.Carson camp says he doesn't stand behind comments & apologizes.Was thinking of Middle East, not New Jersey,camp says
Retweeted by David M. Drucker. @realDonaldTrump & @RealBenCarson making honest mistake of mixing up West Bank of the Jordan River with the West Bank of the Hudson River.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@MendyWax Yes. I know urban legends that are 100s of years old. It's ridiculous.@MendyWax Meh.@MendyWax It happened in the ME, not here.@JessicaTaylor It makes sense. He always gets hired by a proud organization, only to send them spiraling as he leaves 4 another good gig@JessicaTaylor Lane always fails up.BREAKING: Claims that something did not happen questioned after no film could be produced of the thing not happening.@NoahCRothman This primary is sort of like a George Carlin routine."Jaime Herrera Beutler endorses Marco Rubio in GOP presidential race"
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@NoahCRothman #BlackHelicopters@LPDonovan This is what we call rapid response & walking things back by the campaign, so to speak.There are aliens living in my basement.What film? talking in open space (like right outside door to lunch) then fine. If off to the side, then wait until finished topples Argentina's Peronists, tough reforms ahead:
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@DMRegister finds @Tedcruz's campaign has spent more than any other campaign in Iowa -- $1.2 million. #iacaucus
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@Choostas @KilloughCNN Cruz is playing the long game. It's smart.Ben Carson eyeing foreign trip ahead of Iowa caucus via @cbsnews
Retweeted by David M. DruckerCruz: "Are there some in the Republican Party whose rhetoric is unhelpful with regard to immigration? Yes."
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@tedcruz like you think you've never heard him before, but have if you've been paying attn: h/t @sppeoples
How dare my opponent play fast and loose w/ the facts (ie. make sh*t up.) ... It's only cool when I do it.Rubio tells me Trump's plan to blanket target mosques and create Muslim registry is "not a serious proposal"
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#PutinOnTheHudsonABC's George Stephanopoulos asks Donald Trump if he would still consider an independent run. Trump responds he needs to wait and see.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerReport: #Iran sentences Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian to prison (from @AP)
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Sometimes, voters won't vote for just anyone because partisanship/ideology. Good reminder ahead of 2016.Shows how strong anti-Vitter sentiment was.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerHistory made in the Bayou: "Democrats will now have their first governor in the Deep South since 2008."
Retweeted by David M. DruckerKY more interesting long term cuz #Obamacare'll retire - I predict. helps sink LA pol. Think about that for a minute.NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Democrat John Bel Edwards wins Louisiana governor's race, surprise upset in conservative state. #LaGov
Retweeted by David M. DruckerDems now control governorships of Louisiana, West Virginia and Montana but not Massachusetts, Maryland or Illinois. Weird times.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#Breaking: Democrat Edwards wins Louisiana governor’s race. Story coming.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@UCLAFootball manages to win a must-win November game w/ league title implications. Nice for a change. #GoBruinsPrimary candidate opposed by other primary candidates & their supporters. News at 11.A generation of ridiculous Ironically per that tweet, she was fired for insulting Iowa.Republicans will come around on this when it happens to Hillary.
@TeddyDavisCNN @dcexaminer Unorthodox is one way to put itNew GOP group springing up to defeat Trump, report @bethreinhard and @hookjan in WSJ: via @WSJ
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@kasie @HotlineJosh If LA voters reject a pol because of scandal then the world truly has turned upside down#TheCabal cc @NBCBlacklist month's #cajobs report was glum. Today's is anything but. +41k jobs in Oct; Sept's 8k jobs revised up to 21k; unemp drops 0.1 to 5.8%.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker"watch list" watches the X-Files. @NoahCRothman No, it wasn't.@MikeChillit In that regard you're correct. But I was comparing statements.@TheToddSchulte #GAFFE ... Yeah, I agree.Romney once said "I like to fire pple" in context of making easier to switch health insurers & it consumed campaign; nothing compared 2 thisProper litmus test for this is "What if Romney had said it?" The gaffe would be considered worse than self-deport @NoahCRothman Well, there is that.Candidate is asked whether Americans of particular religious affiliation shld carry special ID. How hard is it to call the question B.S.?@amandacarpenter If a GOP nominee isn't equipped to navigate questions like this, it doesn't doesn't bode well. Seems a basic skill. No?Anyone think, say, @tedcruz supporters wld need 2 defend him 4 not understanding Q abt registering/ID'ing based on religious affiliation?Taking a page from the @realDonaldTrump playbook. Smart!
Retweeted by David M. DruckerCNN releases criteria for primetime & happy hour debate eligibility. Could pare down the crowd. Or not.
Retweeted by David M. DruckerJust like a normal politician. endorsement news as we await @tedcruz in Sioux City: Loras Schulte has resigned from the Iowa GOP State Central Committee to back him.
Retweeted by David M. Drucker.@Bharper3407 may be the NL MVP, but he still has to wait in line at @RosesLuxury. @nevinmartell
Retweeted by David M. Drucker#SafeSpace Alert things to watch for at @bobvanderplaats event tonight with seven GOP hopefuls
Retweeted by David M. Drucker@jaymann34 @PatrickSvitek @cgoodmantx @tedcruz I believe he is making steady progress toward top.@jaymann34 @PatrickSvitek @cgoodmantx @tedcruz I'm skeptical of online polls. But if I was less skeptical, Cruz' #s would be a reason...So much for executive experience via @DCExaminer
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