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    We Had George Washington, South Africa Had Mandela

    What conservatives need to read about Mandela to ‘get it’ on the praise of him: This debunks the “Mandela was a communist so he was a bad guy” conservative complaint. It’s not the whole story. Read it. We were fortunate to not have our American Revolution replace one despotism with another. Far too often, that is the way of the world. We were fortunate | Read More »

    Fire This Congressman

    No, not President Obama and every single Democrat. Although they deserve it, I am talking about this guy: Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012, will be in court Wednesday on charges that he possessed cocaine. Here’s a guy who is a drug abuser and blames alcohol for his drug problems. He almost sounds like a Kennedy. “I’m profoundly sorry to let down | Read More »

    Cuccinelli gaining momentum, polls shows 2 point spread

      Wow. The carpet-bagging influence peddler actually isn’t going to win in a walk. Now there are polls which showed double-digit leads for Fast Terry McAwful, lover of Obamacare, crony capitalist corruption and unsanitary abortion mills, but maybe the welcome is wearing thin on the carpetbagger, as yet another poll shows (in addition to Q poll’s 4 pt gap and Wenzel poll 1pt gap) deflation | Read More »

    How to Talk about Healthcare

    If and when it comes time to actually repeal and replace Obamacare, there will be a challenge – how to actually go through the difficult process of making that change? Being a conservative reformer takes a lot more than just being a reactionary saying “No”. Often Liberals will acknowledge some flaws in Obamacare but then retort “But what would you do?” and then declare either | Read More »

    The Way Forward: Short Term Debt Ceiling Increase with Full Faith and Credit and Keep Fighting Obamacare

    So there is a House conference meeting tomorrow. NR reports: House Republicans will hold a “special” conference meeting tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. No meeting subject was explicitly given in the announcement sent to members, but Republicans face big choices over how to structure their budget fight with President Obama. House budget chairman Paul Ryan is leading the push to focus on the debt ceiling | Read More »

    Obamacare Costs Hit Home

    American consumers of health insurance, the 85% of us who were just fine with our old health insurance, have been dragooned by Obama to be the suckers who have to pay for the risky scheme known as ACA, and only now, when the bill comes in the mail, does the media realize this: As Obamacare begins to roll out, some people who already buy insurance | Read More »

    Jennifer Rubin Knows Nothing About Ted Cruz (R-TX)

    As the ‘house conservative’ Washington Post blogger,  Jen Rubin  has played the part of Republican establishment mouthpiece, Romney cheerleader and center-rightist talking-down the right-wing rabble. Her writing give insight to what’s inside the heads of the kinds of DC establishment insiders Erick often castigates. She took it upon herself to attack  Senator Ted Cruz’s latest speech on foreign policy, given on September 11th, Patriot Day. | Read More »

    The Obama economy still is a miserable failure

    It was just one of those typical Obama-low-information-voter knee-jerk comments, but when I saw this response to a claim that the Obama economy was ‘degraded’, it floored me: “The economy under Bush was a whole lot worse” [than under Obama] Rationalizing, excusing or making false statements like “It was worse under Bush” (when it wasn’t) does an injustice to those suffering under the Obama economy. | Read More »

    Obama Blows Up Immigration Reform

    Obama gave his immigration speech today. If you were in the Senate in 2006 and 2007, you know it’s a (as Rove put it) ‘complex’ issue – a  loaded issue that can melt the Senate switchboard. One where a bill will have to be bipartisan or it will fail. It would have to balance enforcement, legal immigration provisions and handling of illegal immigrants among us. | Read More »

    Speaker Boehner Learns from Mistakes, Commits to “Regular Order”

    During the fiscal cliff, conservatives were frustrated to see many negotiation mistakes: Boehner pre-caving; seeing the Senate inaction that put the onus on the House when in fact the Senate needed to move; the aborted “Plan B” attempt;  letting the Senate string it out to the last day, so the House was left with “fait accompli or the Cliff’s on you” Hobson’s choice. Hoo boy | Read More »