These are our Leaders?
Imagine the leaders of the Democrat Party mocking the party faithful. Try to conjure up the image of Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid running false ads against liberal candidates. Save that thought in your mind because you will never see it in real life. Democrats harness the power of their base to advance the cause of their ideology and party platform. Republican leaders, on the | Read More »
Ohio GOP: Our Conservative Critics are Secret Democrats
A recent Ohio Republican Party (ORP) hit piece framing Republican legislative candidate Tom Brinkman as someone who “voted with Democrats” is emblematic of the Party’s attempts to crush conservative opposition.
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The Tragedy of the War on Our Sovereignty
If you think the debate over illegal immigration revolves strictly around the disagreement over what to do with those already here illegally, you haven’t been paying attention. For anyone who really wants to end illegal immigration and preserve our sovereignty, the solution is not an enigma. All we have to do is actually implement the border and interior enforcement mechanisms that both Republicans and Democrats claim to | Read More »
VIDEO: Matt Bevin Gets Grassroots And Glenn Beck FIRED UP At #FreePAC
Yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky, FreedomWorks hosted FreePAC, a gathering of conservative grassroots activists. The libertarian-leaning, strongly independent crowd were active and engaged throughout the very successful meeting. One of the speakers who truly inspired the crowd was the man who’s name was on signs all over the auditorium: Kentucky Senate candidate and Mitch McConnell side-thorn Matt Bevin. Here is speech: “There are many people that | Read More »
The “Cowardly” Senate Leaders Employ Another Budget Gimmick
Here is exhibit A of why we don’t trust current Senate leadership to do the right thing if they were to win back the majority; they refuse to block new spending when in the minority. Last week, House leadership decided to pass the “doc fix” bill (H.R. 4302) by voice vote. This bill reimburses healthcare providers for the scheduled 24 percent cut in payments for | Read More »
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, Harry Reid
, Jeff Sessions
, John Cornyn
, Mitch McConnell
, Tom Coburn
Republican Main Street’s Dave Joyce Dives into “Gutter Politics”
Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH 14) has responded to a primary challenge from Ohio Rep. Matt Lynch by recycling Democrat talking points the Ohio Republican Party slammed as “gutter politics” in 2012.
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Gov. John Kasich: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion is Conservative
Ohio Governor John Kasich lied to yet another Fox News host yesterday, spinning the Obamacare Medicaid expansion as a conservative program for the drug-addicted and mentally ill that will not increase federal spending.
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Gov. Kasich Lies to Fox’s Neil Cavuto About Obamacare Money
Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Republican, repeated what has become his go-to lie about Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion when Fox News host Neil Cavuto brought up the topic during a March 18 interview.
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The Farm Bill’s Harvest: Bigger, Costlier Government
Earlier this year, we were entreated to a vivid example of how neither party is committed to shrinking the federal government and bolstering private enterprise when they passed a five-year Farm/Food Stamp bill. CBO pegged the 10-year cost of the bill at $965 billion, up from $604 billion in 2008. Yet, the politicians sold it as an $8 billion cut because it fell short of | Read More »
McConnell Prepared to Cut Backroom Deal on IMF Bailout
Yesterday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed a bill to authorize loan guarantees for Ukraine, similar to the bill that passed the House last week. The loan guarantee bill doesn’t directly increase spending; rather it adds Ukraine to the list of countries eligible for Economic Support Fund (ESF) grants. ESF grants have already been appropriated and are used as “walking around cash” for the State | Read More »
Operating Engineers Union Shovels $165,000 to Ohio Republicans
Last year Ohio Republicans received $165,450 from International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 18, whose campaign against Right to Work has demonized workplace freedom as poisonous and communist.
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Neither Liberals nor Cynical Realists Can Govern As Well As Liberated Citizens
According to Alan Wolfe Conservatives hate Government and therefore it logically follows they can’t run one. According to Jim Geraghty, Liberals are enraptured with government and therefore it runs them. If I step back from each man’s grandiose attempts at assumption without loss of generality, it is probable to me that they both have a point*.
Tags: Affective Death Spiral
, Alan Wolfe
, Aldous Huxley
, Cynical Realism
, Election 2016
, Happy Death Spiral
, Hillary Clinton
, Jim Geraghty
, Rand Paul
, tea party
, Ted Cruz
GOP House Passes Big Government Energy Bill
The reason many of us don’t trust the current crop of Republicans to actually downsize existing federal programs is because they often agree to create new government interventions into the private sector. Case in point? Yesterday’s obscure vote to create a new program within the Department of Energy. It has become clear this year that House Republicans have no interest in forcing a fight on | Read More »
LaTourettes Launch New Front in GOP War With Conservatives
Ohio Rep. Matt Lynch (R) is challenging incumbent Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH 14) for the seat formerly held by Joyce’s friend Steve LaTourette, a lobbyist working to purge conservatives from the Republican Party.
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A Conservative View of Dave Camp’s Tax Reform Bill
Yesterday, Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), the House Ways Committee Chairman, released his draft proposal for comprehensive tax reform. The mere proposition of positive tax reform is a welcome development. Even though we clearly lack the votes to enact any tax reform until at least 2017, it is still important to stand on bold colors and offer an alternative vision to the current socialist path from | Read More »