Does The Tea Party Need More Experienced Candidates?
This election season’s primary results, in particular Mitch McConnell’s lopsided trouncing yesterday of Matt Bevin, have produced their share of obituaries for the Tea Party. But the experience so far of Tea Party and other insurgent showdowns against the GOP establishment just goes to show that candidates and campaigns still matter – and that’s not likely to change. While both “Establishment” and Tea Party campaigns | Read More »
Is the State Department Abandoning an American Toddler Imprisoned in Sudan?
Martin Wani, a 20-month-old American boy, is suffering in prison as his mother, Meriam Ibrahim, is shackled on death row in Sudan because she is a Christian.
Martin is a U.S. citizen, but the U.S. State Department refuses to even acknowledge this fact. It’s an unbelievable outrage on top of an already devastating situation.
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Chamber of Commerce and Obama agree cheap foreign labor is a great idea
If you have any doubts about the reason behind the push for “comprehensive immigration reform” just look at who is pushing it. Anytime the Chamber of Commerce and the Democrat party team up the American consumer and taxpayer had better hang onto their wallets. US Chamber of Commerce president Thomas Donohue made immigration a focus last week when he issued what was essentially an ultimatum | Read More »
A Personal Note on Ken Buck
Recently I had the pleasure of working for Ken Buck on his Senate run, before he decided to run for Colorado’s CD-4. When I first met Ken, well before I worked for him, he was in the middle of his fight against cancer. He was thin, had a shaved head, and was wearing a black suit with a black tie. We spoke briefly and I | Read More »
If You Like the Political System You Can Keep it
The current debate within the Republican Party boils down to one question: is politics a means for promoting liberty and economic growth through the confines of the U.S. Constitution or is it an end to itself? Democrats don’t have to answer this question because their policies of creating dependency, paying off special interests, and class warfare also benefit their individual members politically and help cement | Read More »
Jay Carney lies about the Veterans Affairs scandal
Jay Carney’s smarmy mendacity is wearing on the White House press corps to the degree that one or two of them are threatening to commit journalism instead of staying in the stenographer’s pool. Via ABC’s Jon Karl, White House Distorts American Legion Position on Veterans Controversy: At the White House briefing today, Press Secretary Jay Carney repeatedly suggested the American Legion had praised the | Read More »
Writing for Reagan
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Peter Robinson to discuss his book about working with President Ronald Reagan, writing one of Reagan’s most famous speeches and what the 40th President would think about today’s rising Russia.
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From the Mail Bag: Juris Doctorate Edition
Hahahahahahaha. As a lawyer, or at least as a recovering one, putting “JD” next to your name is probably the most ridiculous thing a person can do. I don’t even know people who do “Esq.” anymore for the most part, but “JD”? Really? Oh, and Streiff is getting a promotion for his excellent ability to rid us of high in the saddle JD’s. From: Adam | Read More »
Kingston, Hice, and Loudermilk
I had hoped that Karen Handel would be able to get into the runoff for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. She is a dear friend and was a great candidate. Though underfunded, she tirelessly built momentum in the final few weeks of the campaign. But Phil Gingrey was able to get enough support out of the metro-Atlanta portion of his district that it, among other | Read More »
Gun Stores, Credit Ratings And The 2nd Amendment
I’m not a weapons expert myself. The last time I fired was years ago on a US Army range. I’m not necessarily the RS.com go-to guy on 2nd Amendment Issues. However, I do like the other nine amendments in The Bill of Rights just fine, and therefore am more than willing to have 2nd Amendment Defenders’ backs when the government deliberately oversteps their authority to | Read More »
Tuesday Night Primaries Open Thread.
Well, there’s Georgia, and Kentucky, and Oregon’s: also, Idaho? – Anyway, here’s a thread for all of those. As usual, AoSHQDD is covering the close ones. Moe Lane PS: Folks? Just… stay frosty, OK? Look at what happened to the anti-war, Bush-hating Left; some of them are still trapped inside their own personal Hell-space, and it’s been going on six years now. You don’t want | Read More »
McConnell for Senate
I genuinely like and rooted for Matt Bevin. But his campaign made an early mistake that got amplified through the course of the campaign. He needed to give the reason “why him” instead of “why not McConnell.” Instead, he got beaten in the definition game, outspent, and overrun. Matt Bevin will not be the Republican nominee in Kentucky. As much as I wish he would | Read More »
Obama poised to allow illegal aliens to enlist in the Armed Forces
Last week, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced he would not allow the ENLIST Act of California Republican Jeff Denham to be voted on. This was the culmination of an intense campaign by Heritage Action and the Madison Project to stop this ill considered bill. Mr. Denham is, apparently, one of those Chamber of Commerce Republicans who are committed to “doing something” on immigration no matter how dumb “something” | Read More »
Running against the System
The latest bad-news poll for Democrats is a Politico poll of battleground states that shows Republicans leading by a historically wide margin on the generic ballot: In the congressional districts and states where the 2014 elections will actually be decided, likely voters said they would prefer to vote for a Republican over a Democrat by 7 points, 41 percent to 34 percent. A quarter of | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ More on the Conservative Conference…
As I mentioned before, at the conservative conference I went to over the weekend here in Southern California, there were many pleasant surprises and creative approaches being utilized in our camp that were brought to the forefront. One of them was a hilarious stand-up comedian I had never heard of before. His name is Evan Sayet and he is a Jewish ex-liberal — states he | Read More »