Why I support Chuck Hagel.
I know Chuck Hagel can seem to be a dirty word around the conservative blogosphere. Indeed, he has done much to burn just about every bridge he could along the way to now being nominated by all conservatives’ public enemy number one. However, I am less angry about this nomination than a lot of people. What I don’t get is Hagel’s fit into the continuum | Read More »
A week later… Why it isn’t unmitigated disaster.
We lost by 2%. And in every swing state we lost within the margin of error. Mitt Romney was a charlatan of the ground game, and we lost the election. But what good came from last Tuesday? We swept the south. With the addition of Arkansas, we now control every statehouse in the south with the exception of Kentucky’s House. Really we are in fine | Read More »
Serious Question: Why shouldn’t we go off the fiscal cliff?
I know this sounds like apostasy, but as someone who was dubious about all the happy talk coming from Conservatism, Inc. over the past couple months, I feel like we should look at this. I know the Bush tax cuts are important, but what about the spending cuts as well? Obama will never extend the Bush tax cuts now anyway, so why go down that | Read More »
I question the polls in Colorado…
After a spate of negative posts, I can say that I have now been to Colorado on a political jaunt. I went to knock on doors in the Denver Suburbs and also around Ft. Collins. I can say that the GOP enthusiasm is pretty high, given the carpet bombing by the media there. The polls almost all say that Obama will have a higher turnout | Read More »
What are you doing to win this election?
The entire mainstream media is attempting to put Mitt Romney to bed right now. They are attempting to destroy his candidacy and they many very well succeed. The only way we can win now is to make sure we turn out to vote. And turn our neighbors out to vote. Instead of carping, even though Romney-Ryan is doing all it can to lose the election, | Read More »
Why aren’t we hearing or seeing any aid for Japan?
I know they are a first world country, but since the 1950′s Japan has been a country that has been four-square behind American foreign policy efforts. It is a democratic country, and perhaps our staunchest in the region, aside from Australia. Yet, I hear of nothing that we are doing. We are standing by. When the tsunami hit Indonesia, we had former presidents leading a | 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »