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    Running For Fundraiser

    As someone who has gotten at least a dozen robo-calls and live calls from the Carson campaign, plus fundraising emails and letters from Carson, Jeb, Fiorina, Rand, Cruz (disclosure: contributed to Cruz campaign), Trump and others – this item caught my eye: Republican Ben Carson raised more than $20 million in the third quarter of the year, more than twice the amount he brought in over | Read More »

    Ticking off the liberal media is not a qualification for President

    TL;DR : We can’t be grateful that candidates and public figures are learning to push back on media narratives and PC assumptions. But we make a serious mistake in confusing that with a qualification for President. Neither Carson nor Trump – nor anybody – is qualified for President simply because they are saying things liberals in the media oppose. Early this year, the now defunct | Read More »

    Marco Rubio for US Senate

    We have a surplus of good Republican candidates running for President in 2016, one of the best potential Republican candidate fields in many elections. As such, it does beg a question of  whether candidates who run  with a low probability of victory should instead bow out and pursue lesser office. Both and have the dilemma of being up for re-election in 2016.  For Marco Rubio, | Read More »

    Ted Cruz For Republican Party Spokesman

    In just this week alone, there have been two instances where jumped into the liberal’s lion’s den and emerged unscathed. ‘s Morning Joe appearance had a liberal columnist at the Austin American-Statesman aghast at what happened to Mika and Joe. He reminds us of what a white-hot center of Cruz-phobia the show has been: No space in the American media landscape burned brighter with Cruz | Read More »

    Always Better to be Stupid than Evil

    made a very perceptive point about how the media treats Republicans: Sen. Ted Cruz said the media and Democrats have a tendency to describe conservatives in two ways: stupid or evil.  “A conservative is either stupid, too dumb to know the right answer, and even worse, if they actually know the right answer, then they’re evil. They want people to suffer,” the Texas Republican said | Read More »

    Defunding Amnesty Failed Because of McConnell

    People are hopping made at Speaker Boehner for throwing in the towel and passing the ‘clean DHS’ bill. But let’s be honest, this was the outcome everyone knew and expected once the Senate passed their ‘clean bill. Conservatives upset at our feedble Republican leadership in Congress are missing our number one leadership problem if they keep whining about Boehner. The worse problem is the GOP | Read More »

    Bush White Houses: Kicking the conservatives since 1988

    A gentle reminder of the knee-capping of conservatives by the Bush administration in 1988-1992 comes from an account of how and why supposedly conservative administrations nominated liberals to the Supreme Court. This quote just jumped out at me: The Bush Administration was already in hot water with Reaganite Republicans because Bush had fired 90% of the Reagan political appointees in the executive branch to replace | Read More »

    Internet Freedom Comes from Markets Not Government

    Progressives are good at use and abuse of language, in particular defining their agenda items in terms of the broad goals rather than actual impact of their proposals. Hence, we see and hear earnest advocates for “net neutrality” argue about how great the internet is and would be if only the wonderful ‘net neutrality’ that it is built on it is guaranteed – by a | Read More »

    How to Rescue Stopping Obama’s Amnesty from McConnell’s Cave-in

    The latest news is that Senate leader McConnell, having failed to break united Democrat opposition to the House DHS funding bill that also defunded Obama’s executive amnesty, has thrown in the towel. In remarks on the Senate floor Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated he has no choice: “Now, my preference is still to debate and pass the funding legislation that’s currently before | Read More »

    Against drug legalization bumper sticker baloney

    This diary is not against drug legalization per se. We have witnessed in recent years a  shift in polling on some issues, the lack of honest debate about what is really going on. Drug legalization seems particularly prone to a cult-like incantations of supposedly brilliant points that are actually garbage. So when I see what are to me obvious illogical bumper sticker statements here on | Read More »

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