Forget picking a candidate. Let’s argue some of the issues.
There’s been several diaries written on who you feel the GOP presidential candidate should be, mostly falling in line with the NRC’s list. But since the election is so far out and we don’t know (cough) who the establishment has picked out for us this year, perhaps we can pick our issues and determine how we fit when they do unveil their choice for us. So here’s some | Read More »
Cockfighting. (might as well get this over with)
Matt Bevin recently did what any normal candidate would do. He noticed a large group of people and after being spotted someone asked if he’d speak to the group. Sure! After all, he’s running for office and this is not an opportunity a pol can pass up. Turns out the 700 people he spoke to had gathered for a pro-cockfighting rally. When asked about his appearance | Read More »
What am I missing on Voter Registration and other election laws?
Someone please logically explain to me how voting laws are partisan. Because honestly I’m just not seeing it. An article in the New York Times titled ” New GOP Bid to Limit Voting in Swing States” essentially attempts to make an argument that voting regs somehow undercut a Democrat’s right to vote. The article focuses on several areas: a) reduction in early voting days; b) ID voter laws; | Read More »
FreedomWorks ditches Mitch. Switches Support to Sasse
If what is taking place in Nebraska is a harbinger of things to come, this is going to be a very interesting election year. In Nebraska, Midland University President Ben Sasse and state Treasurer Shane Osborn are both vying for a Senate seat. Both candidates have their share of supporters and endorsements. In fact, one of the major endorsements Osborn snagged was that of the well | Read More »
If At First You Don’t Succeed* (Obamacare deadline slides to Mid-Aprilish)
Not really a surprise, but the news was dumped late Tuesday. The original (latest) deadline to sign up for Obamacare was to be March 31st. Just go to the now wonderfully working site, get your free money to help pay for your health insurance, sign up and then don’t worry, be happy. Of course, that’s what they told everyone at the end of December when the previous deadline | Read More »
Why I’m So Proud of Joe Carr (and you should be, too)
If you’re not familiar with the name Joe Carr, just know that the TN State Rep is running against Senator Lamar Alexander and doing a great job of it. Last week, Carr spoke at a Republican meeting in an adjacent county and apparently brought the conservative fire to his speech. Although I wasn’t there, the Marshall County Tribune was and passed on some nuggets. __________ “It’s not enough to be a Republican,” | Read More »
Tears falling in beers today as Rick Perry endorses McConnell
Might as well group all the screaming and yelling and crying into one area. Rick Perry today endorsed Mitch McConnell in a move sure to cost him some votes if he makes another run for the WH. And this time, in good health, knowing what to expect on the campaign trail, he just might have been able to pull it off. If McConnell beats Bevin on | Read More »
The Florida “bellwether” Election (edit: Jolly Wins.
I’m not saying its a bellwether mind you, but that’s the word whispered on the web for this Dist 13 Representative seat. I would argue it’s not a bellwether. It’s an off-year and it’s Florida for crying out loud! The three names to watch for David Jolly (R), Alex Sink (Dem) and Lucus Overby (Libertarian). Its suppose to be slam dunk for the Dem. But everyone hates Obamacare, so that | Read More »
The RNC Wants YOU to Help Pick the Next President
In case you haven’t gotten one in the mail yet, be on the lookout for a “survey” from RNC asking for your presidential preference. Oh, you’ll recognize all the names in the poll. Some are in office, some out. Some are Governors others are former something-or-others. Perry, Cruz, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Jindel, Palin, Rubio, Gingrich, Cain, Christie, Barbour, Portman, Ryan, West…and on and on. There’s enough shiny names | Read More »
Draper Gets Approval to Push for the California Secession on Steriods
California must be going through a dissociative identity disorder of the highest magnitude. We’ve heard rumblings of secession from various counties in several states for quite awhile now. Even California has had counties off and on begging for separation. It generally involves a group of contiguous counties requesting permission to split off from the rest of the state, leaving you with a brand new state. But California apparently | Read More »