Does anyone have anecdotal ideas on turnout?
In my little town in Nebraska there is a high turnout. We don’t have many races, but the Republicans should sweep into office again. I just would like some ideas from the hustings on Election Day morning.
Senate Republicans Should Not let Banking Bill Pass.
This law is a monstrosity. After watching the bill come to fruition on the senate floor, I find myself wishing it would go away. The Republicans must hold firm on this piece of legislation. At times in the past I have called for compromise, or explored it (in regard to the START treaty, of which I now have many doubts.) but this is a bridge | Read More »
In Moe Lane’s Words: More evidence of DOOM!
The Democratic leadership in the house just lost a motion to recommit in the House of Representatives. That is big. The House leadership, in order to do anything over the next eight to ten weeks will need control over their majority. They got the motion to restrict porn on government computers, and cut spending in the Science Authorization bill, down to FY 2010 levels. This | Read More »
Why can’t we re-approve the Glass–Steagall Act?
Just another question I thought I should ask, to flesh out and refine my viewpoint on the Financial Regulatory bill. In much the same vain as my START conversation, I just want clarification on why Glass-Steagall, under which we had no financial crises, would not work now? I also support the idea of unregulated markets as much as anyone. But if the people who are | Read More »
The Death of Education-and the workforce
Recently, some Nebraska school districts have made it mandatory that teachers decline from counting off points for late work. As a teacher, I find this a terrible idea. The rationale given is that we cannot presuppose our morals into the classroom. Therefore, since punctuality is a moral issue, we have no right to require kids to get work done on time. That is going work out | Read More »
Why we can support START.
I think we can support START for more than a few reasons. First, I think we have an obligation to the world to lead in the area of nuclear deterence. But the United States also needs to lead in the area of Nuclear non-proliferation. Russia and the United States are the two main nuclear powers. If we can reach an agreement with them, then we can | Read More »
This is the question I ask to my Democratic friends. If the government is going to give you healthcare, and make sure that the unemployed don’t have to pay for it, then why would we work for a living? I mean if I can get healthcare, and some welfare benefits, I’ll quit my job and live off the dole! That is the reason why European | Read More »
Who does Jane Hamsher think she is?
Every now and then I meander on the stylings of MSNBC’s prime-time lineup. Indeed, it is that typical leftwing mish-mash that can sometimes serve to get the blood boiling. However, recently it has been entertaining because of the Healthcare nightmare the Democrats are foisting upon us. A few nights ago and again more recently Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake.com made a comment saying the Blanche Lincoln | Read More »
10.2% unemployment and rising
How will the Democrats smooth-talk this one away? I don’t think they will be able to do it. I think this crisis and the president’s lackluster response to it is the rebirth of the old-fashioned suburban Republican. Chris Christie won the governorship in New Jersey because he spent time speaking to the actual problems in the state. Property taxes were pricing people out of the | Read More »
Why is Charlie Crist a pariah? I seriously want to know…
I just want some actual clarification. I know that he was out in favor of the stimulus, which was a mistake, but he is solidly pro-life and has a good rating from the NRA. I was thinking about sending money to the race, and I think that Crist is very popular amongst the people needed to win the general election. I know that Rubio is | Read More »
The time has come to offer the Republican Alternative on Healthcare
With the Democrats flailing about wildly, the GOP needs to offer a coherent plan in the healthcare debate. I know that many on this site will say that we have one, but I think we need to make it apparent with advertisements detailing what we want. With talk of splitting the healthcare bill in two pieces, the GOP needs to take the lead on the | Read More »
Frank Rich is too Smart to say what he said on Maddow…
Last night on Rachel Maddow’s program, columnist Frank Rich made commentary about the parallels between the early sixties and the present day. He said that he can remember the vitriol and hatred the right had for President Kennedy. He likens that to what is happening now to our current president. Then he made a comment that the conservative attacks led to the assasination of President | Read More »
The Victim Ethic and waterboarding…
It seems odd to me that the Obama administration, or any administration, would balk at using a non-lethal method of getting information from suspected terrorists. Yet, for some odd reason, that is what is happening. We know, based on reporting, that waterboarding worked to get information on a large scale terrorist attack on Los Angeles and the Brooklyn Bridge. Yet the left is willing to | Read More »
Don’t you feel safer?
I feel a whole lot safer knowing my Secretary of State are reverting to the Clinton appeasement era plan of negotiating with Muslim terrorists/pirates. Wow! I am sure the mullahs in Afghanistan are taking heed of this strong-arm approach. I love that we are treating piracy as a mere law enforcement matter, not an act of war on the United States. I imagine Thomas Jefferson, | Read More »
Pay-go A way to connect to moderates
I know this post will probably get me a bunch of hate mail on this site. And I myself think it is used mostly as a stunt. But I do think that insistance on hard pay-go rules this session of congress has the ability to fork apart the so-called “Blue Dogs” from the rest of the left of the Democratic party in the congress. I | Read More »
A thought on Central and South America
As we read that the Russians are going to place bombers in Venezuela and Cuba. As we read that the far left party in El Salvador is winning the elections this week, we must think back to American responses in the past. Were we not better off in the past when the CIA would pay for the assassination of South American leftists? I mean, we | Read More »
A thought for Rush and we fellow Conservatives…
Why Not have another Rush to Excellence Tour across America? I remember being really young when Rush first went on his tour after his first book, and the crowds were electric. I think most people right now are flummoxed with the current state of the country. They see the attack on the producers and people with productive jobs as an insult. I think a lot | Read More »
Republicans need to offer a real alternative.
As we sit here, we see that the Senate Democrats are preparing to pass a “stimulus” bill. They are giving bare minimum concessions to the so-called fiscal conservatives in their own party, and passing a socialist revision of the American way of life. The Republicans have been smart attacking the more egregious parts of the bill, but have been less forthright in offering a true | Read More »
How many Republicans have a spine?
The House of Representatives is going to debate and vote on the “stimulus package”. We need to make sure that our representatives on the Republican side oppose the measure. Our conference needs to make sure that the Democrats retain all the responsibility for this debacle. If the media isn’t going to spread the pork-barrel nature of this bill, we need to have ads up on television. I think Rush | Read More »
Time for the NRA and Gun Owners to Fight
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has stated that the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution does not apply the Second Amendment to the states. We need to fight this ruling. The NRA needs to file a cert petition with the SCOTUS to get this under control. We need to get this before Obama and the socialist justice department get their way and appoint new justices to the Court. We did not win | Read More »