GOP Victories 50 Years Apart
When I was two years old the GOP had won the majority of seats in the US Senate and the US House, and the country had elected Dwight D. Eisenhower POTUS. There had not been a Republican elected POTUS in 24 years. I waited 50 years before the GOP again won the majority in the US Senate and the House (2002) after the country had | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s Early Endorsers
Cross-posted at Unified Patriots In 1884, members of the Republican party’s independent wing rejected their party’s presidential candidate, James G. Blaine, to support the Democratic party nominee, Grover Cleveland. Republican loyalists called the insurgents “Mugwumps,” an Algonquian word for “great man,” used in this context to deride the bolters’ claim to moral superiority. Most Mugwumps were college-educated business and professional men from New York or | Read More »
“You Will Give Back”
Cross-posted at Unified Patriots In November 2011, Mia Love filed to run for Utah’s newly formed 4th Congressional District based on her demonstrated leadership on conservative principles. She credits her parents with providing the foundation for her ideals. After many years of living in the unstable, regime-torn socialist island country of Haiti, her parents immigrated legally to the United States with $10 in their pockets | Read More »
The Nominating Process Is Rigged
Cross-posted at Unified Patriots Jay Cost has written an excellent article at the Weekly Standard, Morning Jay: The Nomination Rules Are Rigged Against Grassroots Conservatives. I encourage you to read the entire article. The title may appear to be just another piece whining and groaning about results, but there is a different message in this one. The message is that conservatives are not active Precinct | Read More »
Truth and Love Must Prevail Over Lies and Hatred
Cross-posted at Unified Patriots Vaclav Havel, the dissident Czech playwright who helped bring down Communism in his home country and became a national hero during the Cold War, has died in his sleep aged 75. An avowed peacenik whose heroes included rockers such as Frank Zappa and Lou Reed, he never quite shed his flower-child past and often signed his name with a small heart | Read More »
How Not Wasting a Crisis Works
In the online Wall Street Journal, David Malpass has written an excellent opinion piece, And the Crisis Winner Is? Government. I encourage you to read the entire article. The point he is making is Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are trying to use the crisis to grow rather than shrink. Below is an excerpt: In February, President Obama will be able to impose | Read More »
Can You Name This GOP Candidate?
I’m driven to run for president… because I can’t stand the thought that we’re about ready to hand down the greatest nation that ever was to your generation less good, less competitive, saddled with debt, less hopeful than the country I got. His tax reforms included $110 million in income-tax cuts, and would mandate a state-wide flat income-tax rate. Sales and food taxes were slashed | Read More »
The Ups and Downs in the Foreign Policy Debate
You can read the entire transcript of this debate for the first hour here, and for the last half hour here. The portions I’ve noted in this post are, in my opinion, the times when a candidate had an “UP” moment or a “DOWN” moment. I understand there may be other portions of this entire transcript that are more important in your opinion. Included is | Read More »
Give That Man A Dewey Button
“Give that man a Dewey button!” A common saying in the 1950s, you never hear it anymore. Thomas Dewey was the Republican candidate for president in 1948. Most polls had him coasting to victory over incumbent President Harry Truman. The voters said different… Keep this bit of history in mind until all the votes are counted. He was the Republican candidate in the 1948 presidential | Read More »
The 10th Amendment Defense
In the last debate in Tampa, Rick Perry was attacked because Texas allows illegals to pay in-state tuition fees to enroll in a state college. Michelle Bachmann said this I think that the American way is not to give taxpayer subsidized benefits to people who have broken our laws or who are here in the United States illegally. Either she overlooked a 1982 Supreme Court | Read More »
Too Big? Not Big Enough?
Too Big? Not Big Enough? These are questions that have been grappled with in American politics from the very beginning. The questions are complicated, and they do not always split nicely and neatly between conservative and liberal ideals. In other words there is a balancing act equilibrium to seek out. When our founding fathers declared independence from the British, the side that favored a nation | Read More »
The GOP VP Selection? Think Limbaugh and Snerdley
We don’t yet have a GOP candidate winning the primary votes needed to clinch the nomination, but I want to put some thoughts and names out there for the VP selection. Rush Limbaugh has a sidekick, Mr. Snerdley, who is a great guy, and I truly believe he is Rush Limbaugh’s sidekick for that reason alone. He also shields Rush from being labeled a racist. | Read More »
Hey Politicians – You Are NOT All That
I’ve had it up to here with all the hype and hysteria about what the politicians in Washington are going to do to save our country, and perhaps the world, from doom. The most important thing these politicians need to do is get out of the way, and let entrepreneurs and the private sector do what the private sector does best – create jobs. Unfortunately, | Read More »
The 2012 US Senate Elections
There are 14 months to go before we vote for who 33 of our 100 US Senators are going to be. There are 37 Rs and 30 Ds who are safe because their term is not ending in 2012. The breakdown of those 33 seats is 23 currently held by the Ds and 10 currently held by the Rs. Eight incumbent Rs are seeking reelection, | Read More »
A Tribute to 38 New Members of the House and Senate
On The Rush Limbaugh Show of July 29th, a tribute was given by Rush to the Tea Party freshmen in the House who put country over party. There are 25 or 30 courageous Republican freshmen who held out for this. This is the media, befuddled over these Tea Party freshmen. Last night it’s on Anderson Cooper 19 on CNN he spoke to senior political analyst | Read More »
Why Are Virginia and Texas America’s Top States for Business?
For the past five years CNBC has published a report on the top states for business in America. In every one of these reports the number one ranking has been awarded to either Virginia or Texas. It was Virginia in 2007. It was Texas in 2008. It was Virginia in 2009. It was Texas in 2010. It is Virginia in 2011. They changed the emphasis | Read More »
The Same Old Playbook By Those Lying Dems
The Center for American Progress have trumpeted a BIG LIE that kept being repeated again and again by elected Dem big shots like Chris Van Hollen and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. The following is the BIG LIE. source The Republican-led House of Representatives this week will consider legislation that would effectively endorse restricting federal spending to the arbitrary level of 18 percent of gross domestic product. That | Read More »
Cuba Gooding Should School Speaker Boehner on Dealing with Tim Geithner
If only Cuba Gooding could school Boehner and McConnell on what they should be asking of Treasury Secretary Geithner. I can add the stiffs like Britt Hume and Bret Baird of FNC to the mix of people Cuba Gooding could school. It saddens me that so many establishment people are taking Tim Geithner at his word about paying our federal debt. Why is it a | Read More »
What’s My Line?
The 24 year old dude arrived on the train about 3 a.m. on the night of September 7-8. The train stopped in the village of Little Missouri, sometimes called Comba, on the west bank of the Little Missouri River. He spent the rest of that first night at the Pyramid Park Hotel. The next day he managed to hire the reluctant Joe Ferris to serve | Read More »
Why Even Have A Debt Ceiling Limit?
The debt limit is really what filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock used to call a “MacGuffin” – a device used to propel the plot forward, even though it may be meaningless. The debt limit or debt ceiling concept dates back to 1917. Prior to that date, Congress had to specifically approve any new borrowing done by the federal government. For convenience’s sake, Congress then decided to periodically | Read More »