Fixing Our Coalition: What we need to do to win in ’16
Ok… Romney lost. Got it. Can’t change it… Can’t un-do it, and monday-morning QBing the general election won’t help us any: Obama won’t be the other side’s candidate next time. 2014 is largely going to be a contest to see who gets blamed for nothing getting done… It’s unlikely we’ll see any significant movement (better or worse) in the economy between now and then… Which | Read More »
3 Possible Futures
Ok. ‘Status Quo’ won… Right? Not really. Actually, WRONG. With the help of 40,000-60,000 clueless Libertarians in each of a few key swing states (the 1-2% who voted ‘Other’. P.S. Libbies, NO, Obama is not going to give you legal weed.), IF the economy improves & the Obama folks don’t royally piss off America, we will be… Sunk… We are now backed into a corner, | Read More »
ENOUGH shooting ourselves (as a party) in the foot on the subject of ‘Abortion & Rape’!
Simply put, the GOP has a problem here. It’s not a problem with the morality or correctness of opposing abortion in all cases, period. I happen to hold the same view… The problem, is that either there IS NO specific set of talking points/official ‘message’, or that we are running abject tone-deaf IDIOTS who – having worse media-relations-sense than GW Bush – say the STUPIDEST | Read More »
The one that flew ‘under the radar’: Obama’s Stealth Tax Increase (on the Middle Class)…
Of all the things that were said, and have been said about the debate on Weds… One thing just slipped right past everyone (including Mitt – if it didn’t, he didn’t show that he caught it)… During the debate, Obama promised to raise taxes on the middle class, 3 times. WAIT! WHAT? Yes, that’s right… He did. But most folks didn’t realize it! How? Simple: | Read More »
The OTHER 1% – What ‘Occupiers’ and the Left hope we’ll all ignore….
Via the ever-so-poorly behaved ‘Occupy!’ protests, the Dems have managed to insert this concept of ‘the 1%’ into our political discourse for 2012. Their narrative: ‘America has been taken over by the 1% richest people, and we need to take it back!’ But here’s what they don’t tell anyone – and it’s something anyone concerned about ‘control of America by a small minority’ should know: | Read More »
Will the Senate save us from the House, Ron Paul, and the idiocy that is trying to ‘Audit’ the FED?
Some bills just need to die… Every time they’re brought up, by any legal means available… One such bill, is Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ proposal. Unfortunately, the House has managed to pass it… Which means we’re reliant now on Harry Reid’s common sense (God help us) to pigeonhole this rubbish until the end of the session… So, what’s WRONG with the Paul bill? Quite | Read More »
The False Narrative of ‘Too Big to Fail’…
The phrase ‘Too Big to Fail’ has been used alot since 2008, in reference to various financial firms – and the notion that because of the size of said conglomerates, the failure of any one firm would devastate the economy… The common narrative in such use, is that we need to break up our banks into smaller ones, and this will somehow prevent another 2008 | Read More »
Law, War & Security – Why libertarians are wrong about ‘Indefinate Detention’
We hear complaints on this subject from time to time – in the past it was Bush’s opening Gitmo, the 2006 Military Commissions Act, and now it’s the NDAA & Obama not closing Gitmo… Supposedly, this is a ‘grave violation’ of people’s rights, and we should all be very, very afraid because ‘It might be us next’… Predictably enough, it’s usually lefties, extremists, libertarians, and | Read More »
Tariffs, Trade, Markets & Us… A Conservative, Economic case for Free Trade and against Protectionisim
In the past, the US relied heavily on tariffs to fund our government – the concept of free trade is relatively new. Yet by and large, the majority of mainstream conservative movement leaders support free trade. Why is this? Is it right? And if so, why? I believe the answer to the above is ‘Yes, it’s absolutely right, the reasons are mainly economic (with some | Read More »
Why ‘Inflation’, ‘Deficit Spending’, and ‘The Fed’ have essentially NOTHING to do with the rising price of gas…. (Don’t worry, it’s still Obama’s fault)
We went through this in 08, and now it’s happening again… People – often Conservatives (who should be familliar enough with our monetary system to know better) – claim that inflation – supposedly driven by ‘money printing’, government spending, or government debt – is the ‘real reason’ for the rising price of gas Every time, they’re WRONG. Here’s why ‘Inflation’ (which, BTW, is NOT caused | Read More »