Southern Poverty Law Center Inspires Floyd Lee Corkins’ Attempted Mass Shooting
When Congresswoman Giffords and several others were shot in Arizona by Jared Loughner, the left went into overdrive blaming Sarah Palin for a map that had a list of political targets on it. After the fact, we learned that Lochner was a-political and he clearly had not used Sarah Palin’s map of political targets. That did not stop the left from blaming the right. In | Read More »
Require A Plan
Update by Erick: The legislation passed 253-167 with 26 Democrats voting in favor of it. Republicans are the minority party in Washington. We don’t run the Democrat-controlled Senate and we don’t control the White House. Part of our responsibility to the country, as the minority party, is to hold the majority accountable and provide a positive contrast in policy. Nonetheless, House Republicans have taken a | Read More »
Protecting the Ohio Model
Obamacare is not the path any of us would have chosen, but it’s the path we find ourselves on so we better do everything we can to contain its impact until we can take back the White House and fix it. I said no to a state exchange in Ohio for just that reason—to limit Obamacare’s impact. I said no to Obamacare’s takeover of our | Read More »
Peeking Into the Legal Immigration Numbers
We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on illegal immigration policy, both from an enforcement standpoint and from a welfare perspective. It’s also important to delve into our current legal immigration process in preparation for any wholesale reforms of our broader system. From listening to proponents of open borders, you would get the impression that we barely admit any new legal immigrants, and as such, | Read More »
American Majority: Organizing for Freedom
American Majority turned 5 in January, and it has been quite the ride. Trust me. We’ve trained almost 25,000 activists and candidates nationwide in that time, with most of that work in the last three years, and many times with a staff of no more than twenty. Someone asked me the other day what our budget was. I replied, “A gabazillion pennies and nickels (with some | Read More »
Is Education Spending Intelligent?
If you read enough media, you’ll occasionally see something interesting. This morning two intelligent people wrote editorials on education and I found myself unsure whether I agreed with either. Perhaps I’m not as think as I stoned I am. Who knows? But in an era of tightening resources, hard choices have to be made. Educational spending will have to be included in the pile of reducible expenditures, so perhaps hearing out both Michelle Rhee and Jonah Goldbergwill help give us a better sense of what could work.
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It’s the Messaging, Stupid. It’s the Stupid Messaging.
As many have already discussed, Karl Rove has launched an organization, the Conservative Victory Group, that purports to work on behalf of conservative candidates to shore up our numbers in Congress and bring our party into the 21st century. Like many others, I viewed this as the political equivalent of declaring war on the grassroots. The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny set off the fireworks | Read More »
CBO: Government to Spend $47.2 Trillion Over Next 10 Years
We’ve all been waiting to see the updated CBO Budget and Economic Outlook for 2013 and the next ten years. Most of the news articles are focusing their headlines on the deficit and debt numbers projected in the CBO report. But remember that the reason why CBO deficit projections always understate the reality is because they overstate the amount of revenue they expect to come | Read More »
With Medicaid Expansion, Gov. Kasich’s Credibility Collapses
Governor John Kasich’s proposal to expand Medicaid eligibility in Ohio after years of criticizing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as Obamacare, means a total collapse in Kasich’s credibility on Washington spending. Kasich, a Republican, was elected in 2010 due in part to his record as a fiscal hawk in the U.S. House of Representatives. This Heritage Foundation chart depicts entitlement | Read More »
Tea Party 2.0: Focus On The Four R’s & Fight Back
The other side has been doing a better job, but not all is lost.
If the Tea Party gets back to basics by rebranding, retooling, recruiting and re-engaging, it can and will Become a Force Multiplier.
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Violence Against Women?
Liberals have always held a bifurcated view of women and their need for government protection. On the one hand, they seek to use the boot of government to obliterate every last inherent difference between the genders, even in the most physical manifestations. On the other hand, they use big government programs to grant superfluous rights to women, as if they needed government to protect them | Read More »
Recess Appointments and the Balance of Powers
Over the course of our Republic, presidents have often tested the limits of their constitutional power. Without the checks provided for in the Constitution our executive branch would easily have digested the other two long ago. But as long as the legislative and judicial branches invoke their constitutional responsibility, executive overreach is contained. When they fail to act, the balance of power is shifted and | Read More »
Faulty Premises and Outlooks Formed
As I noted earlier the very cast of characters who tried to bring us “big government conservatism” and wound up seeding the tea party movement are at it again. This time they want to defeat conservatives by pooling millionaire dollars to label a bunch of squishes “conservative.” They are, in essence, painting targets on the backs of a lot of candidates, making anyone they support | Read More »
Thank God for American Crossroads and the Conservative Victory Project
American Crossroads is creating a new Super PAC to crush conservatives, destroy the tea party, and put a bunch of squishes in Republican leadership positions. Thank God they are behind this. In 2012, they spent hundreds of millions of rich donors’ money and had jack to show for it. It is interesting though. The people who brought us No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, | Read More »
Surely You’re Joking, Dr. Chu!
The creation of a incredible mythology for departing Sec. of Energy Steven Chu is underway. Incredible, as in “lacking credibility”.
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