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    Federal Spending out of Control? Blame the Democrat-controlled Senate

    This is to followup and emphasize points made by Soren Dayton. “1,350” — The number of days since the Senate last passed a budget, April 29, 2009. It’s bad enough when your government is borrowing more than $1 trillion a year – more than one third of its total outlays. It’s way worse when the green-eyeshade team at the Congressional Budget Office go to work | Read More »

    It’s Time for Republicans to Win by Losing

    In politics, there are both political and policy outcomes, and because of this, you can win by losing and sometimes lose by winning. A defeat or setback that unites you and lays the groundwork for future victory will be one that turns out for the best. What Obama is attempting is the trifecta of winning on policy, winning on politics, AND dividing the Republicans, causing a | Read More »

    Plan B Fails – Now What?

    Having one the election, President Obama is using that political capital to separate 98% taxpayers from the 2%. Never mind that Obamacare taxes increase tax burdens for the middle class. never mind that the Obamacare mandate will hit people earning $50,000 a year very hard. We are talking about a political agenda of feeding the perception of most voters that Obama’s wasteful Big Government schemes | Read More »

    Post-election memo to the bedwetters

    Dear Conservatives Bedwetters: You know who you are, talking about how Republicans need to get hip with tax increases, amnesty, gay marriage and abortion-on-demand. You are shell-shocked and babbling about Obamacare as the law of the land. If only we could be more like the Democrats, you lament. You want to throw in the towel: Give them everything they want, let them stew in it.  | Read More »

    If 2012 was like 2004, then 2014 can be our 2006

    I have noted prior that the 2012 election was an inverted version of the 2004 election. Obama beat Romney using the same base-appeal, define-the-other-guy and retail politics that Bush did in 2004.  In some respects, it was an important election to give Bush the opportunity to finish in Iraq and confirmed his stewardship of the economy. But we all know that by 2006, things were | Read More »

    The Power to Say No

    The correct way to respond to the Obama victory:  remember that we have 30 GOP Governors, a GOP House, and note that his victory now is just a ‘status quo’ result, a grudging narrow win to not fire an incumbent, a pale shadow of his ‘mandate’ of 2009.  It was a narrow win in a divided nation. If you want to know the CORRECT way | Read More »

    It was the GOTV All Along

    What made Mitt Romney lose the election? Well, lets consider: The incumbent, faced with an opponent from Massachusetts who wrapped up his nomination around April, went to work fairly quickly in defining him; he did some swing-state pandering to give him an edge in particular in Ohio, the crucial battleground. He knew it would be a close race, so he determined that he would have | Read More »

    Conservative Principles: The pro-choice Argument against Mandates

    Conservatives have been liberated in this last election. Had Mitt Romney won, the weight of responsibility for cleaning up the fiscal mess we are in would be on him and us. Now,  I’d rather we had the power and responsibility, but since it’s up to Obama now, it’s on him, and we are liberated to speak our minds and set the record straight on what | Read More »

    How to Deal with the Fiscal Cliff

    A present from the August 2011 deal is the upcoming sequestration of spending, and along with it the ‘cliff’ of Bush tax increases. How should the Republicans in Congress, still running the House and still a minority in the Senate, deal with this? The Republicans can and must hold the line on taxes in the lame duck session, and in fact Democrats will go along. | Read More »

    Divided We Stand

    Election Night. A time for hope, fear, anxiety, and, when the good news happens – anticipation of a brighter future. This is not such a night. We will find out soon enough exactly where things fall, but as of right now, with Ohio called for Obama, President Obama is set to win his second term;  Romney continues leading the popular vote but is losing most | Read More »