Sequestration could be the liberal’s biggest fear.
I think we as conservatives should welcome the cuts coming in sequestration. I think the tilting at windmills and the hyperventilation by the media types is all ginned up. Do they really think that the government is going to stop because of a few meager cuts? Do they really think that the government will ever stop intruding into our lives because of a few insignificant | Read More »
As I have said before: Let’s go off the fiscal cliff!
Republicans in the House of Representatives need to be willing to go off the so called fiscal cliff. This ploy by the Democrats and their media types is such that the country will see them as all wet. Sure, let’s go back to the Clinton tax rates. But the sequester is also there for us. The question to be asked to those pontificating in our | 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
Where is the media outrage?
The Senate of the United States has just confirmed an admitted Tax Cheat to be the head of all the money in this country. Amazing. Where is the media outrage? Imagine the previous Republican nominating a tax felon? We’d get crucified. Why did our Senators stand by and let this happen? The moral blight on the administration by employing a known lawbreaker is beyond understanding. We should be | 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 »
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 »
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 »