Honorably Recharged: How Rick Perry Became My Standard
He’s back, and he’s better. I cannot hide my admiration for former Texas Governor Rick Perry. Everyone who knows me, along with my acquaintances on social media the last five years would identify me not merely by my name, but as “the Rick Perry guy.” I have never claimed he’s perfect, nor do I attribute flawless idealism. But you must recognize his place in American politics, conservative history and his value to | Read More »
Slate Hates Robots
After all of the excitement from the RedState Gathering this weekend, I thought I could take a night and just relax, watch some professional wrestling, and not worry about the end of our society as we know it. Slate had other ideas. A New York Times op-ed published shortly after the Supreme Court’s same-sex decision said that the court’s logic could eventually lead to recognition | Read More »
Bernie Sanders campaign rendered impotent by #blacklivesmatter fanatics.
Bernie Sanders is remarkably easy to be pushed around by the #BlackLivesMatter fanatics, no?
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A Trump Education for the Establishment
Promoted to the front by Erick Like clockwork, in recent years, The Wall Street Journal editorial page has lectured conservatives about the imprudence of their frustrations and need to fall in line with the orders of the Washington establishment. It is to be expected then that they view Donald Trump’s rise in the polls as a creation of those of us who have been trying | Read More »
What the Ohio Democratic Senate primary tells us about the state of their state parties.
How can Ohio Democrats have a rebuilding year when they refuse to rebuild? (Spoiler: they can’t, thank goodness.)
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Hillary Clinton running from label of “third Obama term”
Just a couple of weeks ago, Barack Obama boasted that were it not for that pesky Constitution, the vestigial legacy of a bunch of dead white patriarchal slaveowners, that he would easily win a third term. The Clinton camp isn’t so sure that being looked at as a third Obama term is a great selling point. For instance: Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, said | Read More »
Is Barack Obama An Anti-Semite or Just A Poseur?
If we called our President Mein Obama, would he feel insulted? Rhetorical, and perhaps a wee tad unfair. Yet after being told I favor war with Iran for not supporting his deal, I felt inclined towards a spot of et tu quoque. He offers us one of those false choices he supposedly ran for President to get rid of below. So let’s not mince words. | Read More »
Obama EPA Rules Will Make Your Energy Bill Skyrocket
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Howard Schultz not running for president, Doug Domenech on the EPA’s newest hit your bottom line, and Jonathan Last on last week’s GOP debate.
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Regarding Jeb Bush and Me
A whole lot of people seem to think I endorsed Jeb Bush this weekend because I noted both that he is a friend and that he was the most conservative Governor in the country when he was there. Or at least in the late 90’s. I was not working from a script, but a lot of people before Bush spoke thought I was endorsing Perry | Read More »
“Black Lives Matter” is Inconsistent with Big Government
Obama stenographer Charles Blow had some rare moments of insight in his latest New York Times column on the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the GOP. As usual, however, Blow confused the cart for the horse and thus offered the complete wrong solution for the problem he is attempting to solve. Blow noted, correctly, that a large driver of hostile interactions between police and black | Read More »
Status Quo Government Meddling and Cronyism Is…Progress?
It hasn’t been a great year from the perspective of shrinking government. In fact, it’s been terrible. Really awful, pork-and-cronyism-filled programs are being refunded, renewed – and even resurrected. Since November – when We the People delivered Republicans another historic landslide victory – what have they delivered us? Laura Ingraham Blasts Republican Leadership Over $1.1 Trillion CR-Omnibus Budget Bill “A 1,600 page bad joke.” Congress | Read More »
Rating The Top 8 GOP Contenders on Electability
In the next few days I’ll rate the 8 leading GOP candidates for the 2016 Nomination as reported by RealClearPolitics on 6 August 2015. I will rate four criteria; potential to change our nation, electability, personal integrity, and past performance. I will score them from 0 to 3. The ratings will be color-coded as follows. Blue = Excellent (3 pts) – Implies candidate is solidly | Read More »
The Focus Must Be on Hillary Clinton
Since Thursday night’s debate, and for obvious reasons, the name many people have been discussing is Donald Trump. Because of his comments regarding Megyn Kelly (which he won’t apologize for), his invitation to the RedState Gathering in Atlanta was rescinded. I believe this was, without a doubt, the right move by Erick Erickson. Since then, the selective outrage from Trump supporters has gone off the | Read More »
The August Doldrums and Donald Trump
August is the doldrums of political season. The winds stop and one story can stick around and take up attention. August is the season of Monica Lewinsky, Chandra Levy, Cindy Sheehan, the Obamacare protests, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, etc., etc., etc. The President is on vacation, the congress is out of Washington, and the political press is in search of a story. Politicians | Read More »