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*.
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, Jim Geraghty
, Rand Paul
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, 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 »
The Ukraine, America and The GOP
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. Mao Zedong Every crisis contains two facets. There is, of course, the problem. This is why risk-averse, beneficent individuals would prefer that crisis periods occur as infrequently as possible. A crisis will also present an opportunity. This is why risk-hungry, non-benevolent individuals never want to see one | Read More »
The Finger Lickin’ Fraud Gets Caught in his Game
Ever since Senator Mitch McConnell sensed some vulnerability from his Republican base in Kentucky, he has cunningly voted the right way on most major issues, but of course waiting until the outcome was no longer in doubt. McConnell’s painstaking management of his voting record began in two tranches – a mild drift to the right once Trey Grayson was defeated by Rand Paul in 2010 | Read More »
We’re Being Played Like Fools
If there is any agreement on fiscal issues in Washington it is that we must do something about the growing debt and long-term unfunded liabilities. With the debt exploding by over $6.6 trillion under Obama’s watch, the only leverage conservatives had to force a path to balance the budget was the debt ceiling – a built-in check on runaway spending. Yet, ever since they took | Read More »
The State of Immigration Reform: Mark Zuckerberg Buys Himself A House Speaker
The latest GOP bubble of fratricidal support for Comprehensive Amnesty Reform is all about the Benjamins. It’s about who has the Benjamins, and more importantly, who you have to ask if you want some for yourself. Let’s say you’re a mainstream, middle-of-the-road Republican this election cycle. You want money to continue your career. Not only that, you’d like greater control over who within the party has money so that you can control what version of American Conservatism reaches the media. This helps you define what the average unaffiliated voter thinks of the GOP.
In past election cycles, this was never really a problem. Self-identifying Conservatives who felt aroused enough about political conditions in America would cut a check to the GOP. They would generally trust the party to move the country in a direction that seemed about right. Now, Conservative donors have grown savvier and reject the blanket Null-Hypothesis that a Republican will automatically equal a small-government ideological Conservative. Thus, your friendly GOP Establishment™ now has to replace newly minted Tea Partiers as a donor class because of this lack of blind loyalty. Enter “Conservative Entrepreneurs” like Mark Zuckerberg.
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Senator Ted Cruz Reacts to the State of the Union Address
President Obama spoke on many issues in his State of the Union address. However, he left out a few things. Listen as Senator Ted Cruz lays out what the president conveniently forgot to mention. Follow @breeannehowe
Presidential prospects of Gov. Christie stuck in BridgeGate traffic jam
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that in the wake of Christie administration’s political bulling, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2016 presidential prospects are down. Christie now trails Hillary 46 to 38 percent. Last month Christie was leading Hillary 42 to 41 percent. As Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, put it: “New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2016 presidential drive is | Read More »
The Great GOP Establishment Amnesty Swindle
Something peculiar is happening on the immigration front in Washington. With an eerie resemblance to the drumbeat leading up to Obamacare, Republican leaders are creating a sense of urgency that immigration must be addressed now. And much like Obamacare is doing to our already-broken healthcare system, their proposals will exacerbate the very factors that have broken our immigration system over the past few decades. However, | Read More »
VIDEO: Boehner’s 36 Hour Budget
John Boehner has made a lot of promises over the years about the type of Congress he would lead as Speaker. As is often the case in Washington, it seems that his actions aren’t lining up with his rhetoric. And so, here we are faced with a major budget vote and yet members of Congress are only being given 36 hours to read it, understand | Read More »
WWGO – December 9, 2013
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Today’s topics include rap generals, weiners and willies, terrible toys, banks, Satan, and the Christmas Wars.
WWGO – December 7, 2013
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Today’s topics include: Lewis and Clark, Greg Gutfeld, Immigration, climate, zombies, and of course, baby names!