Reagan’s place… at Brandenburg Gate then, and in the party now.
There has been a certain amount of …well, the usual invocation of Ronald Reagan’s memory in order to justify other people’s positions on issues, particularly the ones where they’re not majority positions in the Republican party. Latest offender – and it’s a shame that I have to use the word, in this case: I like the guy – is former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who | Read More »
Gov. Mark Dayton’s (D, MN) budget surrender ceremony.
The formal capitulation took place yesterday, and signals an end to Gov. Dayton’s ill-conceived, ill-timed, and ill-executed attempt to dominate the Minnesota legislature in the same way that predecessor Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R, MN) did during his term in office. The very short version, for those not following along: Minnesota Republican legislators wanted a $34 billion dollar, two-year budget with no new taxes; Dayton wanted | Read More »
House Freshmen not on-board for any deals?
I think that this quote below from a New York Times article on whether the GOP will allow themselves to be stampeded on irresponsibly raising the debt ceiling might just be fairly representative of attitudes among our freshman class. More to the point, I think that the New York Times is coming to the same conclusion: “Re-election is the farthest thing from my mind,” said | Read More »
Tim Pawlenty repeats call to hang tough on debt ceiling.
It’s hardly a surprise – Pawlenty has been arguing since January that automatically raising the debt ceiling without exhausting other options (read: spending cuts) first is a bad idea – but the video below shows that the former Governor of Minnesota continues to want Republican legislators to not back down on this issue: As GOP 12 noted, this statement by Pawlenty… Now is the time. | Read More »
Fourth of July: REPUBLICAN BREEDING GROUND!!!!!
[UPDATE: Promoted, with a link added from AoSHQ. I wish that I had written #1 on that list. - ML] I suspect that the Democratic party probably doesn’t want to ever see this sentence from a Harvard statistical survey appear in a news story: Taken together, the results indicate that Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming | Read More »
GOP shuts down deficit-increasing ‘jobs’ bill.
Ace of Spades HQ sums up wonderfully (if originally profanely) the destruction of that 100 billion dollar (and 30 billion deficit-increasing) waste of tax money* known as a ‘jobs bill:’ Democrats: Give us $30 billion. GOP: Um….no. Democrats: Come on! GOP: Nah. Democrats: How come? GOP: One, I don’t have it; and two, you’re already into me for more than a trillion already. Democrats: So | Read More »
The Maine GOP’s barbaric yawp.
It must be admitted that when I read this particular article: In a move that seemed to surprise many members of Maine’s Republican Party, a group of tea party-style activists redefined the party platform at the convention Saturday. After the vote, in which a vocal majority supported a wholesale replacement of language worked on by the party establishment since at least January, a string of | Read More »
NRCC outrecruits DCCC with female candidates.
I suppose that I should be nicer. After all, the Washington Post bothered to actually report that there has been a heavy surge in female recruitment by the GOP this cycle (H/T: The New Ledger): Nearly two years after Sarah Palin became the Republican Party’s first female nominee for vice president, record numbers of Republican women are running for House seats, driving the overall count | Read More »
Funny: I’ll believe that Bruce Bartlett is serious about helping the GOP recover…
…when it takes me less than ten minutes to track down his Congressional District (VA-10, Frank Wolf) or his local party apparatus (Fairfax County GOP). Neither of which is particularly mentioned in his bio page, although a link to his book slamming President Bush is. Prominently. Where it’s the first thing that you can see, really. This is fronted (via Instapundit) because this is the | Read More »
Winning with ‘No.’
From last week’s article on the growing awareness of Democratic corruption, by the always-interesting Jen Rubin: …with the growth of government and the enormous amount of cash sloshing through Washington, the corruption problem is about to get worse. The stimulus money could, according to the FBI, be the breeding ground for its own crime wave. If the experts are right and 10% of the $787B | Read More »
A handy checklist for people who wish to complain about the RiNOs in the GOP.
[UPDATE]: Here are couple more links for you: Rebuilding the GOP: The Committeeman Project Get Your STORC On I am not ordering anybody to follow this checklist. I’m not even going to nag about it. I am merely suggesting that you consider answering the questions on them before you go off on how the party isn’t listening to you. What is the name of your | Read More »
Thaddeus McCotter (R, MI-11) on RedEye.
Via Pat Cleary. The video is a little out of sync, but the sentiments are right there: Plus, bonus points for the Rush reference; a band that was pretty much constant background music for me for most of my college existence.