Sarah Barracuda can teach the GOP how to fight
Examiner.com’s George Copeland has some food for thought for the Republican Party. The GOP, he points out, tends to avoid controversy and allows The Left to club it unmercifully. But Sarah Palin marches to the beat of a different drummer than most of her fellow Republicans: In the view of many of her supporters, not only did Palin excel in her handling of this controversy, she | Read More »
Liz Cheney or Meghan McCain?
The daughters of two famous Republican politicians have been getting some serious face time in the media lately. Meghan McCain has a head start, thanks to her blog, her father’s campaign for the presidency last year and a set of beliefs which the Obama-loving drive-by media finds very close to their own. So she has been given a wealth of video footage and column inches | Read More »
The Great Huntsman Hoax
It seems like the announcement came out of nowhere this weekend: Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. will resign and accept an appointment as ambassador to China, ABC 4 has confirmed. The official announcement came during a press conference held by President Obama Saturday morning at the White House in the Diplomatic Room. President Obama asked the people of Utah to forgive him for taking their | Read More »
Tea Party Two: The Town Hall
This just in from Politico’s Andy Barr: Hoping to recapture the grassroots energy of last month’s “tea parties,” Republican Govs. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas will host a tele-town hall Thursday that’s being dubbed “Tea Party 2.0.” The Republican Governors Association said it is expecting 30,000 people to participate in the town hall, which will take place roughly one month | Read More »
Where is ‘the center’ on Powell’s political map?
For Secretary of State Colin Powell, who in 2008 actively supported the ticket National Journal listed as 2007′s two most liberal senators, is once again advising the Republican Party to move to the center. I wonder if he means that if the GOP had moved even more to the center than it has, he would not have worked for a ticket that is moving the | Read More »
When did the GOP become too conservative?
Arlen Specter told David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday Morning that the GOP has become too conservative: “The Republican Party has gone far to the right since I joined it under Reagan’s big tent.” Meghan Mccain says the GOP needs to become more moderate: “I just wish that moderates like myself — more moderate Republicans and more socially liberal Republicans — weren’t looked | Read More »
Palin has ‘no intention’ of challenging Murkowski
The Alaska Daily News is reporting that, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Sarah Palin: “The governor has no intention of running for the senator’s seat in 2010. She thinks the senator is doing a great job and that’s why she’s looking forward to hosting a fundraiser for her.” Meg Stapleton also told ADN yesterday speculation that Gov, Palin might challenge Sen. Murkowski in the | Read More »
He did it again. But no Republican should have been surprised. Sen. Arlen Specter has a long history of stabbing his party’s conservatives in the back. Ronald Reagan was one of the first to feel the point of his blade: At the end of his first term, he voted against the Reagan Administration in two bitter, losing battles: to make William Bradford Reynolds associate attorney general, and Jefferson Sessions | Read More »
Sarah Palin endorses Rick Perry for reelection
The Texas Republican gubernatorial primary race has just gotten more interesting. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Sarah Palin has endorsed Texas Governor Rick Perry for reelection. According to Wayne Slater, who wrote the Morning News story, Gov. Perry’s campaign is using the Palin endorsement to try to peel away conservative support among women for Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison, Perry’s main opponent in the GOP primary | Read More »
Jack Thompson, commenting on the RGA conference he covered for Human Events, paints a picture of Tim Pawlenty which is not very flattering. He also says the Minnesota governor seemed to be positioning himself not only to lead the “reformer” wing of the party, but to make a run for its 2012 presidential nomination: Pawlenty used his time at yesterday’s roundtable discussion to cast himself | Read More »
Deroy Mudock lectures us on Reagan conservatism
NRO’s Deroy Murdock is out with a column in which he blasts President Bush, Karl Rove and congressional GOP leaders for the sorry state the Republican Party finds itself in today.
With change comes opportunity
The electorate voted for change yesterday. Now we will see what kind of change they will get. We will also see that with change comes opportunity. First, a mea culpa…
More on why McCain should win: The PUMA factor
In a recent posting , I went on the record to say that John McCain should win the presidential election Tuesday, and I listed five reasons which lead me to this conclusion. They are media bias, pollster oversampling of Democrats, Obama campaign hubris, the Democrat candidate’s many suspect associations and the fact that the American electorate has a center-right majority. There is a sixth reason | Read More »
The Accomplished Sarah Palin
Thursday night/Friday morning, on the eve of John McCain’s announcement of who his running mate would be, was an all-nighter for this scribe. I really was tired and sleepy, but I just couldn’t make myself go to bed. Instead I was following this thread of comments on the Draft Sarah Palin For Vice President website. Adam Brickley, who created the site in February of 2007, | Read More »
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The Beauty of Sarah Palin
I’m not talking about the mere physical attractiveness of Alaska’s governor, though she has been blessed with an abundance of that gift. Palin was a competitor in the 1984 Miss Alaska beauty pageant after being named Miss Wasilla earlier that year, where she also won Miss Congeniality honors. No, what I’m dicussing here is beauty in the political sense – as in the beauty of | Read More »
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Top 10 reasons why McCain should pick Romney
Ten: Values. Romney has proven himself acceptable to evangelicals on moral issues. His speech on religion was a home run which underlined the bedrock principle that liberty is bound to religious faith: RUSH: I want to start with Mitt Romney today, Mitt Romney’s speech. Frankly, I thought what we saw today, folks, was a Republican candidate for president giving an inspiring speech. It was an | Read More »