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    New Ted Cruz Ad Misses the Mark

    As a huge Ted Cruz fan, I want to see him succeed on the National Stage. But, I think that his latest ad does him a disservice, and that he misses several opportunities in this introduction to a wider audience. I’ve rewritten this ad to deliver his message in a more pointed and thoughtful way.

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    Debt Ceiling – Start Limiting Increases Monthly “SLIM” Plan (updated)

    [Update from earlier post to reflect new numbers] The Obama and Democrat plan for America’s debt is that there should be no debt ceiling and that they should be able to spend as much of your money as they want. Republican talking points say that they would like to use the debt ceiling as a mechanism to force spending cuts, specifically $1 in cuts for | Read More »

    Obama doesn’t care

    In the 2012 Election, Obama handily won the “Which candidate cares about you?” question. This fantasy seems to be the only thing that is keeping his Presidency from totally deflating. It’s time that the public gets a sustained reality-check on this matter. If commentators like Erick focused their rhetoric on this perceived strength (Obama currently is being portrayed as some kind of evil genius or | Read More »

    RNC CTO

    In mid March, the RNC announced that it would hire a high-profile Silicon Valley CTO by May 1st: “The RNC will significantly restructure our digital strategy, moving to center the RNC around digital and data, and fully integrate within the entire organization,” RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski announced Tuesday. May 1st has come and gone, and it appears that this deadline was missed, but, there have | Read More »

    Debt Ceiling “SLIM” Plan (updated)

    The Obama and Democrat plan for America’s debt is that there should be no debt ceiling and that they should be able to spend as much of your money as they want. Republican talking points say that they would like to use the debt ceiling as a mechanism to force spending cuts, specifically $1 in cuts for every $1 in debt ceiling increase. The problem | Read More »

    Time to make a deal with the Devil?

    Hillary Clinton has done a horrible job running the State Department. The majority of her failings comport with her ideological leanings, but, they are also supported and encouraged by Obama. The “reset” with Russia is based on projecting US weakness. The lack of support for the Green Movement in Iran reflects a desire to avoid being seen as interfering with the internal workings of another | Read More »

    Vice President Bobby Jindal

    I believe that Bobby Jindal should be and will be Mitt Romney’s choice for VP. Jindal brings the following positives: Two-Term Governor of Louisiana with a high approval rating. Has faced crises in Hurricane Gustav (extensive evacuations) and the BP Oil Spill, and was widely seen as handling them competently. Puts New Jersey in play (in 2004, John Kerry only won by 241K votes), because | Read More »

    Why the HHS Welfare Move, Why Now?

    The current (as of yesterday) Welfare requirements specify that a recipient must be working, or must be enrolled in some alternative activity, like training or in a program to look for a job. If somebody is looking for a job, then they are counted among the unemployed, whereas if they are not looking for a job, they aren’t. Is it possible that the timing of | Read More »

    Austerity vs. Growth Scam

    The G-8 leaders have framed the discussion of reviving the world economy in terms of making the choice between austerity and growth. Most of the leaders are banking on their electorate choosing to support growth, but, what is cleverly hidden is the fact that what the leaders are really proposing is growth of government, not economic growth. This type of growth will result in an | Read More »

    Debt Ceiling Strategy

    As sure as many of us would like to see the debt limit not increased, I believe this to be highly impractical, given the enormous size of the Federal Government. Obviously, the debt limit and the size of the Federal Government go hand-in-hand, but, by taking the approach of forcing the government to scramble to avoid a default, there will be many unintended consequences. On | Read More »