How Rick Perry Can Get Back In The Race …
1Rick Perry continues to make the mistake of focusing far more attention on destroying Donald Trump than building up his own prospects. As the saying goes, mudwrestling with a pig only results in both of you getting dirty, and the pig likes it. Trump is thriving on the Outraged(!)™ media attention, and he has the advantage of the fact that there is no depth of | Read More »
On Rick Perry, the Consultant Class, the Press Corps and Getting To The Big Boy Debates
Given my freely shared, admittedly unsympathetic, opinion of Rick Perry’s 2012 outing, RedState veterans may be surprised to find that he is still my first choice for the 2016 nomination. Actually, he was my preferred choice – far ahead of Mitt Romney, who was my second choice – for 2012; I was one of thousands punching the air in joy when he announced in August | Read More »
Seriously … what is so difficult about this?
I don’t get it. Is there some sort of GOP bylaw that says that Republicans should at all times avoid as much as possible having to make a case for their own policies or arguing back against disingenuous talking heads? I saw this with George W. Bush, I’ve seen this with Republicans in Congress and I’m seeing it now with Republicans in Indiana – this | Read More »
If Obama’s Executive Order Breaches The Constitution, Why Can’t Boehner And McConnell Ask ICE & The Border Patrol To Disobey It?
Boehner and McConnell may not have the authority to directly order the ICE and Border Patrol to do anything. But they can appeal to ICE and Border Patrol agents to disobey Obama’s Executive Order and follow the law as written. Somebody needs to forcefully remind ICE and Border Patrol agents that they serve the United States of America, not President Obama (or any other President), | Read More »
The Most Satisfying Results of 2014 – UPDATED
The following were, to me, by far the most … satisfying results of Election 2014. There’s one more … but it hasn’t been called yet and I’ll add it when that happens. See update*. *AK – Senate The satisfaction I feel at the return of this seat to the Republican column (confirmed today) doesn’t have much to do with any feelings I have toward Dan | Read More »
50 Years of Failure: The Nation-Wide Political Ad Elbert Guillory Should Do Next
Below is a script for an ad that I believe can go nationwide, directly aimed at the African American (and every other) community. The cast should be African American adults from all walks of life, of all ages, including politicians, e.g. Mia Love, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) 77%, Elbert Guillory, Artur Davis, etc. It may be longer than 30 or 60 seconds | Read More »
How to Return Fire on Abortion
H/T: NRO Recently, Sen. Mark “Uterus” Udall (D – CO) faced off against Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) 60% at a debate hosted by the Denver Post. As expected, abortion quickly came up as a topic and quite unusually it was a question that potentially put the Democrat on the spot – i.e. given what we now know about the stages of fetal | Read More »
Running For President? Some Things To Keep In Mind.
NOTE I’ve written and posted this before. But since then, I’ve made a number of additions and edits. Dan McLaughlin wrote something along these lines exactly one year ago. You should definitely read it. Somewhere between 93% to 98% of the people who would be covering the race on behalf of the nation’s largest national and regional news media outlets will be supporting your Democrat | Read More »
Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican (UPDATED)
NOTE: I started writing this in May. Dan wrote something along these lines in August. Read it. He put it down much better than I ever could. Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican. Somewhere between 93% to 98% of the people who would be covering the race on behalf of the nation’s largest national and regional news media outlets | Read More »
Greg Walden (Wuss-OR)
On Sunday, while being interviewed by Democratic operative Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) – Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was happy enough to enlighten us of his belief – no doubt shared by his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill, that a “significant extent” of the Republican party base is “animated by racism.” Of course, he made | Read More »