Jesus Saves. Senator Pryor Tries To Score On The Rebound.
I’m remembering the 2007/2008 GOP Primary Season. It works well for those seeking a suitable method to self-castigate that leaves fewer marks than flagellation in a penitent’s closet. There was a long-shot candidate, Governor Huckabee from Arkansas, who had the vile audacity to mention his faith in an advertisement. There was a partial shot of a window in the spot that was designed to make us think of a cross. The Stephanopoulos Set reacted to this in the manner in which Gothic Fiction suggests any self-respecting Nosferatu would and reminded us all of how fascism would come to America wrapped in a cross and a flag.
If Senator Pryor were to occasionally open that Bible he holds up as a talisman athwart impending electoral doom, he would have to be struck by the verity of Ecclesiastes 1. Given the background story of Mike Huckabee’s rise in the Iowa Caucuses, it reminds me that indeed there is nothing new under the sun. Pryor reaches out to Jesus, in his moment of greatest need, as he comes to the existential realization that Media Matters just isn’t going to save him in his reelection race in Arkansas.
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Jack Kingston has Surrendered on Obamacare
Democrats are stewing in the misery of Obamacare’s disastrous side effects. We have a solid point of leverage coming in January to fight Obamacare in the budget. As we’ve explained, we have stronger leverage this time around than we did in October. However, that leverage is only predicated upon a united Republican Party committed to getting rid of Obamacare. Sadly, the recent comments by Rep. | Read More »
Lamar Alexander Has No Conservative Ideals
The media is finally realizing that there is a growing wave of conservative grassroots support to throw out the failed Republican leaders who currently waste conservative seats in Washington. The latest flaccid Republican who is gaining a lot of attention is Senator Lamar Alexander. Earlier today, Senator Alexander wrote a letter in the Tennessean to his constituents stating, “I stay true to my conservative ideals.” | Read More »
We’re Wasting a Safe Senate Seat on This Guy?
How do you take a state Romney carried by 23 points with 116 of 120 counties and turn it into a dead heat? Ask Mitch McConnell. Kentuckians are not happy with Obama. Amidst the war on coal, even 40% of Democrats voted against Obama in the presidential primary. They overwhelmingly supported Romney in the presidential election, even though his persona was not exactly a great | Read More »
Lamar Alexander Fishing for Distraction from Amnesty Vote
What happens when you bring a Lamar Alexander to a Chuck Schumer fight? He turns around and becomes a weapon for Chuck Schumer and his allies, albeit an ineffective one. In 2007, before running for a second term, Alexander rightfully noted that “to regain the public’s confidence, we ought to scale it back and fix the problem step-by-step by absolutely securing our borders first, then | Read More »
Spencer Bachus Needs More Time With Family
Imagine the Democrats reelecting a guy like this from one of their most liberal urban districts. Spencer Bachus has always been a big government Republican. He has supported all the financial bailouts. He has also opposed efforts to rein in government intervention in public housing, at least until Fannie and Freddie became so unpopular. He has been a reliable vote for wage controls during the | Read More »
The Power of a Primary Challenge
Conservatives are aghast at the actions of 15 GOP senators who are hell-bent on passing immigration deform despite the thousands of calls that are flooding into their offices. It is truly bewildering how they are putting the desires of illegal immigrants and foreign lobbies over the vast majority of Americans, especially Republican and Independent voters. Ultimately, we have nobody to blame but ourselves. These scoundrels | Read More »
Bill Cassidy’s Complicated Relationship With Obamacare
When the establishment is looking to recruit someone to run for Senate, they first look to find like-minded people in the House. What better person to be a yes-man for McConnell than someone who has been a yes-man for House leadership? Their latest recruit is Congressman Bill Cassidy who is being supported by all of the establishment in his bid for Senate. Every Republican in | Read More »
Another Schumer Republican Who Lied to Get Elected
It’s amazing how many Republicans ran for election as absolutely opposed to any form of amnesty – certainly before enforcing existing laws. Somehow within a year or two, all of them have had an epiphany. The latest example is Senator Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire, the third amigo in the McCain/Graham Schumer club. In 2010, Ayotte ran strong on the issue of illegal immigration, and | Read More »
Art Halvorson for Congress in Pennsylvania’s Ninth District
Earlier this year, I made a promise to the Red State community to leave no stone unturned in pursuit of committed conservative alternatives to the statists that saturate the ranks of the Republican Party. Well, through the Madison Project PAC, and on behalf of former Congressman Jim Ryun, I’m ready to announce the first endorsement of the cycle. We’re committed to replacing Bill Shuster with | Read More »
How Does Rand Paul Want to Change the Moss-Covered GOP?
Rand Paul really struck a chord with many conservatives when he declared at CPAC that “the GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered,——I don’t think we need to name any names here, do we?” But will he adhere to his own admonishment? The imagery of stale air and moss-covered vegetation serves as the superlative metaphor for the way so many of us view the | Read More »
Rep. Bill Owens: Budget Nihilist
Last week the House voted on 6 different budget frameworks. Surprisingly, with so many budgets to choose from, Rep. Bill Owens couldn’t bring himself to support a single one. He’s a budget nihilist. Owens’ refusal to support any budget last week is a classic case of a Washington politician trying to have his cake and eat it too. By opposing everything and failing to offer | Read More »
Asa Hutchinson: the next Bob McDonnell?
Right now there is a lot of buzz around Republican Asa Hutchinson, a favorite for governor in Arkansas in 2014. In fact, I saw a poll that said he’s got an early lead over Democrats Mike Ross and Bill Halter. As the race in Arkansas unfolds, expect Asa to point repeatedly to his appointment by President Ronald Reagan as a U.S. Attorney as well as | Read More »
Tom Cole: The New John McCain of the House
Dear residents of southwest Oklahoma, There is only one liberal left in your district (OK-4- PVI=R+18), and he happens to be your representative in Congress. His name is Tom Cole. Maybe you should elect someone next year who will represent the heartland and challenge the status quo instead of serving as a conduit for the left to attack conservatives. Tom Cole, like most of the | Read More »
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 »