I am ashamed of John Boehner
I am ashamed of John Boehner John Boehner has effectively ended his Speakership this week. I join most republicans in feeling shame that he is our party’s highest ranking leader. The reason we should feel so disgusted by Boehner’s actions is because he is going to sell out his and our principles while hurting the economy and losing politically. He is going to hand the | Read More »
Gun control: an elementary solution to a complicated problem
Gun control: an elementary solution to a complicated problem Last Friday, a mad man murdered twenty elementary aged children and six adults. As many have said, this man was pure evil. After taking advantage of those unable to defend themselves, the coward killed himself. Now, many people are using this as a platform for stricter gun control laws. The issue here is that a madman | Read More »
Picking smart candidates
I recently had the opportunity to hear the Tea-Party anointed candidate for Virginia’s Republican primary race next year for Lieutenant Governor. This will be the candidate running with Ken Cuccinelli for Governor. This candidate is one of seven candidates. She has positioned herself to be the farthest to the right on every issue. Ask her a question and her answer will meet our litmus test. | Read More »
Republicans help unemployed in Michigan
Michigan’s unemployment rate is over 9%. Detroit hovers somewhere above 30% unemployment. Unions can be a good thing. But in Michigan, Unions are no longer a good thing. They have instead become part of the problem, keeping wages and benefits higher than the market can take. It is one thing for businesses to close down. But depression is becoming the norm in Michigan and something | Read More »
5 reasons to go over the cliff
It is becoming more apparent by the day, that the leader of the Republican Party, Speaker of the House John Boehner, plans to cut a deal with President Obama to raise taxes on top wage earners on the backs of Democrats in the House, with most Republicans voting against such a measure. This is not only a mistake of principal, but should be viewed as | Read More »
Is it time for Speaker Boehner to go?
The Speaker of the Republican House of Representatives, has proposed on BEHALF OF US, citizens represented by Republican Congressmen and women, a tax raise of $800 Billion dollars. That is all you need to know. But I’ll tell you more anyway. The main fight is over the fact that President Obama insists on raising tax rates on successful people from a little over 1/3 of | Read More »
What went wrong in 2012? Immigration
Every generation, America’s political parties realign. It is the natural order of things. The coalition built by Ronald Reagan that combined the Goldwater conservatives with Falwell’s Moral Majority as well as Americans looking for a stronger leader in the face of the Soviet Union, is now fractured. In the past, I have declared the coalition dead, which was unfair. The base of the coalition stands | Read More »
What happens if we default on our debt?
What happens if we default on our debt? Yesterday, this site challenged republican leaders to consider not raising the debt ceiling until after March, when Obama will finally be ready to deal. See here: http://griffinelection.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/dont-negotiate-on-the-fiscal-cliff/ It is important for our side to articulate why this is not only a good idea politically for republicans, but good for the American people. Tim Geithner says that we | Read More »
Don’t negotiate on the Fiscal Cliff
The Democrats have made three demands. First, the President and Senate Democrats want the Bush tax cuts to expire. They are insisting on raising tax rates on the people best equipped to create wealth, to 39%. They are not negotiating. They have not made an offer. They are demanding that taxes go up. They intend on allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire after Christmas | Read More »
Does anyone care about Susan Rice?
Ok, excluding Senator(s) McCain, Graham and Ayotte, does anyone give a damn about what UN Ambassador Susan Rice did or did not say? For those who have missed it, the McCain/Graham duo is back and better than ever, throwing all of their resources into opposing UN Ambassador, Susan Rice’s future bid for Secretary of State. The reason? Because she repeated the “protest” line during the | Read More »