Republicans Don’t Need to Expand the Tent… They Need to Stop Moving It Long Enough for People to Come In
Is anyone else getting sick of the constant talk about the size of the Republican tent? Who gives a darn about the size of the tent if you have no idea where the tent is or what it looks like? Right now, I know Republicans who are pro-gun and anti-gun, for intervention in Iraq and against intervention in Iraq, pro-life and pro-choice, pro earmark and | Read More »
With friends like these…
Last fall, our nation’s leaders faced a choice. They could embrace a flawed, ill-conceived and, essentially, desperate plan to try to rescue our financial system and the economy – or they could stand on principle against an interventionist government and the risk of seriously undermining our capitalistic system. Some Republicans panicked – notably, every member of Senate Republican “leadership” – and as a result, we | Read More »
A note to David Frum, Ross Douthat, David Brooks and every other self-important, self-designated savior of the Republican Party… PLEASE STOP.
“I can tolerate … your boring books that some Republicans read to prove they are ‘introspective’ and thoughtful about the movement. What makes me want to scream … is your self-indulgent, holier-than-thou proclamations about how wrong most of us ‘conservatives’ are.” Please stop telling us what is wrong with… well, US. Seriously, I just cannot take it any more. It’s like Yankees who come South | Read More »
Of course we WANT Obama to fail. The policies he does enact WILL fail. And America will succeed in spite of it.
Rush Limbaugh asked a genuine question this weekend at the CPAC Conference in Washington in response to the supposed controversy surrounding his comment a few weeks back that he “wants Obama to fail.” He asked this time (see here and here): “So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so | Read More »
Conservative “Intellectuals:” Self-Loathing and/or Self-Aggrandizing
Today, I came across two articles that bring squarely to light one of the fundamental stumbling blocks to advancing conservatism today: the insatiable desire by some oft-described “intellectual” conservatives to dissect the supposed problems with the movement, none of which ever seem to involve the use of a mirror. On National Review Online’s The Corner, I read post by John Derbyshire regarding a cover-story he | Read More »
Arlen Specter… doing his duty to undermine, endanger and damage the Constitution
I am told Arlen Specter is co-sponsoring said unconstitutional statute re: DC Voting Rights.
DC Representation. Wrong priority. Wrong way. Wrong effect.
I find it astonishing that the Democrats in the Senate believe that of all the important issues facing our nation at this time, passing the Lilly Ledbetter law (a ridiculous bill solving a problem that barely exists based entirely on pandering) and now representation for the District of Columbia is among their top concerns upon taking the Presidency, House and Senate. It’s hardly believable, to | Read More »
More on DC Voting – “Let’s do something” is the problem with Washington
In response to my first post, there were too many issues raised to deal with all of them, but several merit a response. First, and most importantly – the phrase “let’s do something” raised in one comment is precisely the disease that too often engulfs Congress and the rest of Washington. It is almost never necessary to “do something.” It is almost always VERY BAD | Read More »
DC Voting, Fairness Doctrine and Race-Based Government: Will Mitch McConnell Fight or Play Games?
In the coming weeks and months, Democrats will unleash a volley of attacks on the Constitution of the United States and our nation’s founding principles. This, of course, we expect… and it starts next week. The question, however, is whether Republicans – particularly Mitch McConnell and Senate Republican leadership – have the will to stand up and defend the Constitution without bowing to Democrat bluster | Read More »