Why should Obama budge on his demands?

    Perhaps one of the more troubling topics I’ve seen discussed over the past two years is the strategy in confronting Democrats and President Obama on various issues. How can we expect Congress to break the 20 percent approval rating when we demand strategies and results which only come when the GOP has the Presidency, House and Senate – while we only control the House? Unlike | Read More »

    Quick note on Romney’s Obamacare comment

    Working in the Healthcare profession I feel compelled to note a couple of things regarding Romney’s statement yesterday regarding “keeping parts of Obamacare.” This should not freak everyone out given the context of repeal and replace. There is about 80% that is god-awful and deserves to be sentenced to die a slow death. However, there are elements which can work and are actually pro-competition in nature. | Read More »

    On Akin and #mosen

    In the last six hours the face of the Missouri U.S. Senate took a turn for the worse. Akin, with a solid lead in the race against Claire McCaskill made a tremendous unforced error. Representative Akin made a comment during an interview broadcast this morning that “Women who are victims of “legitimate rape” cannot get pregnant because their bodies won’t allow it.” Yes, you read | Read More »

    Why Ryan is a good pick as Vice Presidential candidate for Mitt Romney

    After months of speculation Mitt Romney announced this morning that Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan is his pick as Vice Presidential candidate for the United States of America. This pick, beyond bringing instant gravitas and credibility on the subject of debt reduction, does three very important things. First, it unites the base like no other candidate could. What corner of the GOP tent you lay your blanket | Read More »

    The final word on Obamacare.

    Many moon ago as people piled on the Bush administration and Republicans for not tackling debt and all other sorts of evil I opined to be careful. Words mean things. Hurtful words, however true, are still hurtful and carry consequences. The past four years are an exact fruition of self-loathing combined with perfectionism and the belief man is at the center of all solutions. While | Read More »

    We can only talk bad about our selves so long before we start believing it.

    Label this as part of my on going series how we (conservatives and Republicans) are failing to play this election cycle with any wisdom or long term strategy. Last year was bad enough when many of us went for broke on the budget, as a pose to taking a more controlled approach, even though Democrats controlled two thirds of the government apparatus – and the media. This | Read More »

    Who’s running a theocracy?

    Im going to make this as simple as possible. Members of the media are trying to do to Rick Santorum what they were successful in doing to Mike Huckabee: mark the man as some sort of a religious lunatic. I am sure the other campaigns (including Obama) are all too happy to revel in the narrative and exploit the missteps of the Santorum campaign. What is | Read More »

    South Carolina was about…

    Contrary to belief being spun around country tonight South Carolina was not the grass roots “striking back.” Period. Romney’s campaign, which was leading up until about a week ago, failed on an epic proportion. Instead of continuing to explain and sell he went into prevent defense mode. Like many sports teams who use that strategy instead of playing to win, lost. Any candidate who cannot | Read More »

    Take your internal fights elsewhere.

    Newsflash to both GOP “establishment” and those who believe they represent “the grass roots”: You both need each other. One reason I am completely demoralized and sickened over the past few months is best represented by what I am seeing over the past few hours. At this point I believe neither side wants whats best for America and is only interested in what is best | Read More »

    Impressions of Gingrich – Romney – Paul – Santorum for 1/19/2011 Debate: Thoughts of wife edition.

    Day One post Perry was rough. It wasnt easy to watch Governor Perry withdraw from the race. Much could be said by simply watching the eyes of his wife – and the kiss between the two – and the tone of Governor Perry’s voice. Governor Perry is correct that  no one man own conservatism, and that we must all work forward to ensure its advancement, it | Read More »

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