A conservative approach to higher education
Check out the video below with former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who is now the President of Purdue University. Just another reason we need more conservatives in higher education. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-daily-rundown/52179788
John McCain as Senate Majority Leader?
As much as it would pain me, it looks like the GOP’s best possibility on Tuesday would give them 50 seats in the Senate, with the dems having 48 seats, plus 2 independents that caucus with them. So… if the GOP keeps their current power structure, they are assured of remaining in the minority with a 50-50 vote and Biden being the tiebreaker. HOWEVER, if | Read More »
A Plan to Save Private Healthcare
Ok, I don’t like the title either. It implies that healthcare needs to be “saved” as if the government can do it. I don’t believe that the government is capable of saving anything except for the jobs of government employees. Perhaps a better word would have been “fix”. Regardless, here is something I have thought up. Please comment with your thoughts. 1.) Everyone in this | Read More »
RLC Drafts resolution encouraging Gov Mark Sanford to run in 2012
The Republican Liberty Caucus seems to have found their 2012 candidate. They recently passed a resolution to encourage SC Governor Mark Sanford to run for President in 2012. In early 2007, the Council for National Policy, a semi-secretive and exclusive club of social conservative leaders including James Dobson (Focus on the Family), the late Jerry Falwell (Liberty University), and Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform) | Read More »
SC pols fight over republican brand (Sanford vs. Graham)
My apologies if this has already been posted. In the first video below, Lindsey Graham is seen giving a speech at the SC Republican Convention. In the speech, he has this to say: “I am not a libertarian. If you are, you’re welcome to vote for me and help this party, but we’re not going to build this party around libertarian ideals.” That is an | Read More »
Obama sits through Ortega’s 50 min Bashing of U.S.
Ok, let me make the obvious joke here: The set-up: President Obama today sat through a 50-minute speech by Daniel Ortega in which Ortega accused the United States government/military of being terrorists. The punchline: As he spoke, a confused Obama raised his hands in the air and screamed “Hallelujia! Praise the Lord!”
The Problem with Big Government
In 1979, when President Carter decided that the federal government should take over our school system, which had previously been under state control, he ran into one problem: the constitution. The United States Constitution, under the 10th Amendment, says that anything not mentioned specifically in the constitution was to be left under the control of the state or local governments, or to the people themselves. | Read More »
Obama cheats on Binky… with a different teleprompter!
According to the AP, Obama brought his teleprompter to the press conference today. A very odd move, indeed. In fact, the article on his press conference starts out by asking: “What kind of politician brings a teleprompter to a news conference?” Apparently Obama’s people were worried about pictures showing him with the teleprompter during the press conference, so instead of his usual Binky, they put | Read More »
Sanford: Why we don’t want the stimulus
In a great Op-Ed in the WSJ, Governor Mark Sanford (a potentially great 2012 candidate) had some pointed words for the President. After explaining that South Carolina doesn’t want to be bailed out because “when you’re in a hole, the first order of business is stop digging,” Sanford had these strong words for the President: Last week I reached out to the president, asking for | Read More »
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an honest, ballsy conservative voice out there?
Wait, we have one: Mark Sanford continues to be the only person who continues to stand up for conservative values. Sure there are people who have a solid conservative voting record, but I don’t think anyone matches Sanford’s record and rhetoric on issue after issue. Sign me up as a supporter for 2012 if this guy decides to run.
GOP governors press Congress to pass stimulus bill
Well, I guess there is one good thing this stimulus bill will do for republicans. It will help us weed out the fake conservatives from the real conservatives. No, not in Congress. Rather, it is the republican GOVERNORS who are now pushing for the bill to pass. You remember the governors, right? They’re the ones we’re most likely going to have to choose from in | Read More »
An example of how Bush doesn’t “get” fiscal discipline
In the joint interview tonight with Bush41 and Bush43, Bush43 apparently tells Fox news that “the GOP should remain anti-tax and pro-military.” If you read between the lines, you will see the biggest problem with the current administration. When he says that we should remain “anti-tax” it tells me that the President just doesn’t understand the fiscal philosophy of conservatism. Anti-tax is not it. We’re | Read More »
Sanjay Gupta for Surgeon General?
Really? Considering the job description of the Surgeon General is to “oversee the operations of the 6,000-member Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service”, I just don’t see how a neurosurgeon-turned-TV doctor is the best person to have that job. How about someone with actual experience in the field of public health? This is not anything against Sanjay Gupta. I’m sure he’s | Read More »
Mark Sanford is the future of the GOP
This week, the republican governors named Mark Sanford the chairman of their association. Kudos to them for recognizing one of the few bright stars in the dark republican sky.
Time for new leadership at the RNC
As someone who does not think Newt Gingrich has a snowball’s chance in hell of winning a Presidential election but is a great leader who has a history of reform in the right direction, I believe that now is the time for Gingrich to take the reigns of the RNC. He has the ability to raise money, the talent to run a major organization, and | Read More »
The opposition starts now
So you’re disappointed in the election results? What are you going to do about it? We lost. Get over it. At least we don’t have people on our side claiming (falsely) that they are going to move to another country because their guy didn’t get elected. I guess that shows who the grown-ups vote for! So what can you do now that the election is | Read More »
Government is not the solution to our problems
As both candidates brag about wanting more regulation for Wall Street, how about a call from “we the people” for more regulation of government. This bailout nonsense has got to stop. I understand why they did it with Fannie and Freddie. It wasn’t because companies can’t be trusted, it was because the government screwed up with these two companies over the course of 75+ years. | Read More »
McCain votes with his party 90% of the time
According to factcheck.org, McCain DID vote with republicans on 90% of the issues in 2007. However, in 2001 he voted with the party only 67% of the time and in 2005 he voted with President Bush only 77% of the time. Meanwhile, Barack Obama voted with the President 40% of the time and has voted with senate democrats 97% of the time. To sum it | Read More »
My rebuttal to Senator Obama
Senator Obama, you gave a great speech tonight. You proved, once again, that you read a teleprompter much better than John McCain. The setting you gave it in proves that you believe you are destined to be president more than anyone has ever believed that about themselves. But when it came down to what you were actually saying, I would like to submit the following | Read More »
Bill Clinton poses a hypothetical for Dem voters
Today in Denver, Bill Clinton posed the following hypothetical question that has nothing at all to do with the current election (no, really… it doesn’t have anything to do with it… seriously!)