Where’s the fighting spirit?
I hope Obama’s targeting of Rush will make Republicans stiffen their collective spine. At this point from reading the RedState blogs and posts, I have come to the conclusion that the majority of people that pay attention to the political system are so beleaguered by the current state of affairs that they would enjoy just a little fight from the party right now. I hear | Read More »
Bi-partisanship means Democrats giving in on something.
Let’s be honest, the whole stimulus debate is growing old from my standpoint. All we hear is that Obama is a post-partisan leader and Republicans are duty bound to help him pass his “stimulus package.” But what exactly are the Republicans getting from the Democrats? Are we getting a leaner more efficient government? Are we really auditing all the social programs of the country to | Read More »
Republican leaders should listen to Rush!
I was taken aback that the new president had the gall to bring Rush into the argument over the “Stimulus Plan” with Republican leaders. I think they would be better off listening to Rush than Obama. I mean, how many more of the so-called moderate Republicans are left to help Obama? Not that many. We should really fight him tooth and nail. He wants a | Read More »
True conservative Republicans should put the brakes on the Stimulus plan
This whole fast moving freight train of an economic stimulus plan should be resisted for many reasons. Certainly many of which have been elucidated by the members of this very informative blog. However, we should not merely cave to the Democrats for another important reason. As the opposition, with a reduced minority, we should see to it that the committees of jurisdiction get a chance to score | Read More »
Are we going to have an opposition?
I hope we have a solid opposition in congress. The conservative movement is not dead. We are here in spades in the blogosphere, but we are not out in the public. The education system in this country has lost its ability to create informed citizens. We are going to lose our ability to have individual freedom in this country if we don’t fight them. The | Read More »
A little disheartening
I have recently read an article by former Senator Rick Santorum about John McCain being a secret weapon for the Democrats. I think this story really has me flummoxed. I know that Senator McCain is a decent man, but the prospect of his collaboration with Obama on healthcare and other issues is hopefully false. I hope that Rick wrote this piece to warn of a | Read More »
RedState support for California Legislature Republicans…
Read This: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=apH1RkLhuZ6M&refer=worldwide We need to let out a large voice of support for our California friends who want to make Schwarzenegger and the liberals live in reality. Cutting social spending should be at the top of the list. Republicans in the California legislature should hold out until major budget cuts are offered. Otherwise, let the government shut down, then maybe the freeloaders will leave | Read More »
I think Obama has all the characteristics
of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the bad ones. You mean to tell me that the greatest transition team in modern memory would not understand that their nominee for Treasury Sectretary had not paid any taxes? And for the press to sit there and allow this man to skate by with a “eh, it’s just an oversight?” is appalling. We need to beat this drumbeat | Read More »
We can all do our part.
As an educator, I can tell you that the issue with education is really important to discuss. Sometimes I think that level of education in our country is falling behind what it was. While we still have fine colleges and universities, we are doing things to really hurt the overall quality of education in America. I am an english teacher (sorry for the sometime obtuse | Read More »
We really need to support Tom Coburn.
I was up late last night and watched Tom Coburn talk about the problems he sees in the country. I think he is right that the government of the United States will have to declare itself bankrupt in the next four years if we don’t seriously look at entitlements and other spending. His objection to the lands bill is one that is important to future | Read More »
Right now we need a Newt or a Tom DeLay…
Really, the Republican party would be better off if a Republican like Newt or Delay were in charge. We have essentially vindicated John Boehner’s “sterling” run of leadership by letting him lead us when we need real leaders. We need people who thrive on political combat, and I don’t know if we have that now. We need to fight them every step of the way. | Read More »
Let’s have a moratorium on the blame game
Really the calls for and against a circular firing squad or lynch mob as it may be have got me to thinking. We really should stop our witch hunt and get down to the brass tacks of what we have left, and how we can better utilize our shrinking power. As conservatives we always say that we never depend on Washington, well, here is our | Read More »
Essentially the State of Nebraska is a solid GOP bastion. Even in a solidly Democratic year, the Republicans can win statewide because of their strong GOP registration advantage. As of October 2008, the numbers look like: Rep: 558,465 Dem: 392,943 Ind: 195,507 with a smattering of other smaller parties. Nebraska has all Republicans in Statewide elected office, including: Governor Dave Heineman Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy | Read More »
Even though we are supposedly in the Wilderness, that does not mean that we can’t be thankful for what we do have in 2008: No major terror attacks on American soil since 2001. That Sarah Palin has become a major figure in the Right. That our losses in 2008 were not as devastating as they could have been. That we have had a president who | Read More »
Let’s offer real alternatives to the mainstream media…
Clearly the news media, even in a state as Red as my home state of Nebraska, has thrown its hat in with the liberals. We conservatives need to see to it that there are conservative alternatives to these left slanted news stories. I think we need to bully reporters and editors to print and report stories of failed liberal policy. Now that we are in | Read More »
Let’s end the splitting of Electoral Votes in Nebraska!
The biggest humbling for me this election is the loss of the Omaha based second district to the Democrats. The first time Nebraska has supported a Democrat since the Johnson/Goldwater landslide election of 1964. It is horrendous that the Nebraska Republican Party sat helplessly on its laurels, allowing the Democrats to win in what used to be solidly Republican territory. Frankly, the impetus is now | Read More »
What good things John McCain has done….
As I write, I think John McCain is going to go down hard. Frankly, we will be in a full-out two year wilderness, and probably longer. So the natural thing to do will be to attack John McCain and begin the infighting and the intra-party bloodbath that will surely ensue. I think John McCain will necessarily have to face some of the ire, but with | Read More »
The Socialism Arguement really shouldn’t Work.
How can it be that John McCain argues against socialism? He is the main reason that congressional Republicans changed their votes in favor of the bailout. One cannot support the bailout and easily cry socialism to me. Don’t get me wrong, Obama’s tax plan is a socialist’s dream, but does anyone on the right see that McCain isn’t much better? This issue would have worked | Read More »
What we need to do
Quite frankly, as conservatives in america, we need to come to grips with the fact that we are not going to win this year. No matter how it is sliced, John McCain really was not one of us, and Sarah Palin was horrendously mismanaged by the McCain camp. The real question is what do we do? How do we manage with a president many of | Read More »