WWGO – November 17, 2013

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    Today’s topics include global warming, the tango, Russian stuff, Martin Bashir’s dietary interests, and every party has a pooper (that’s why we invited Dems).

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    WWGO – November 16, 2013

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    Today’s topics include Obamacare, the Death Star, MSNBC, more MSNBC, bitter exes, more Death Star, and loving linking. IT’S BETTER THAN CATS!

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    Conservatives Need More Carrot, Not Just More Stick

    Fearing us isn’t enough. We need to show Beltway Republicans that we can reward them.

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    Building a Coalition Out of Chaos

    Building a Coalition Out of Chaos

    It’s hard for me to even calculate the amount of words that have been used to debate the merits of defund vs delay vs some other strategy.  The amount of energy complaining about Ted Cruz or the amount of flyers calling for John Boehner’s head have reached apocalyptic proportions .  Truly things are a mess.  And no doubt, each faction believes some other faction is | Read More »

    We’re Breaking Up

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    Obamacare and the GOP’s Negotiation Crisis

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    Shall we all hang separately? We need to start with what battles our weakest links are willing to lose.

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    Opposing #DefundObamacare out of Fear

    Opposing #DefundObamacare out of Fear

    There have been so many articles written about the effort to defund or delay Obamacare that I hesitated to even begin typing this sentence. What is one more voice in this chorus? Can it change a mind? Will it affect the outcome? I’m not sure, but I feel there are some things that are worth saying especially in light of the multitude of arguments & | Read More »

    ObamaCare and The Way of The Whig

    The tendency of “Conservative” institutions to gutlessly defend a big-government statis-quo program like ObamaCare can often leave much to be desired. It’s like sending up The Bat Signal and having Ben Afflek respond. It’s like watching The Washington Redskins’ Defense attempt to stop a NFL offense from putting up 30+ points.

    At times I’m left thinking that National Review could shorten their name a wee-tad for the sake of brevity, and continue peddling boilerplate Leftism under the masthead “The Nation.” Give or take an occasional copyright infringement suit, I’m not sure readers of this NRO article by Avik Roy would notice much philosophical difference.

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    Bridging the Gap Women’s Summit – Answering The War On Women

    Bridging the Gap Women’s Summit - Answering The War On Women

    If there is anything the Democrat party is good at, it’s building a narrative.  And with the press on their side, they have successfully pushed forth some whoppers.  A pervading rumor spread by the left, that I am sure both sides tire of hearing, is the GOP “war on women.”  How the party who chooses to murder our future women through abortion could accuse the | Read More »

    73 Rules For Running For President As A Republican

    73 Rules For Running For President As A Republican

    We do not yet know who the Republican presidential nominee will be in 2016. We do not even know for certain who the candidates will be, although several are visibly positioning themselves to run. We all have our own ideas about who should run and what the substance of their platforms should be. But even leaving those aside, it’s possible to draw some lessons from | Read More »

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    A Changing of the Guard in Texas: Greg Abbott for Governor

    Today in San Antonio the biggest handoff in the Lone Star State since 2001 is taking place. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is announcing his 2014 run for Governor. After his 2000 presidential victory, Texas Governor George W. Bush passed the reins to Rick Perry, a man who has taken the Texas Governor’s office from one of the weaker positions in the country to one | Read More »

    Wedge Issues and the Rape Exception

    Wedge Issues and the Rape Exception

    Winning political parties don’t change their core principles or flip-flop on the major issues that animate major elements of their coalition. But they do pick their battles with care to maximize the number of wedge issues that favor them. Understanding this is key to understanding why the House GOP is right to push a late-term abortion bill that contains a rape exception. A Compass, Not | Read More »

    After The Gold Rush III: The Decline and Fall of The Motown Empire

    Massive complexity cannot permanently attain equilibrium. Human beings lack the intellect and the moral character to manage it. Complexity is adopted because of the awesome societal benefits it offers both individuals and organizations. Mass production, mass communications, modern transport and modern medicine have so changed and enhanced the lives of the average American, that most of us would be dead without them. Yet, as complexity increases, its marginal unit costs increase and the marginal unit benefits decline. This interaction eventually leads to the marginal effect of further complexity becoming a negative instead of a positive. Nowhere has this become more painfully untenable than Detroit, MI. The city has become, in my humble opinion, the canary in the coal mine for urban America.

    Detroit initially gained from complexity. General Motors came to symbolize the American commonweal. It was a social safety-valve where people who wanted to escape major injustices of American Society could come and try their hand at work that was dirty and hard – yet very lucrative compared to the alternatives. Detroit rode this growing complexity and incoming diaspora until it became the 5th largest American City and was nicknamed “The Arsenal of Democracy.” Then Motown rode the complexity curve over the hump.

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    NC House Speaker Thom Tillis to Announce Run for Senate

    NC House Speaker Thom Tillis to Announce Run for Senate

    Sources in Raleigh are confirming that NC House Speaker Thom Tillis will be announcing a bid for the United States Senate some time tomorrow. The potential for Tillis to run has been rumored for some time, enough so that a Super PAC, Grow NC Strong, recently filed paperwork in anticipation of his announcement. The announcement will likely wet the appetites of Democrats in DC ready | Read More »

    How The GOP Must Restore The Republic

    Sometimes the first step in building a thing of beauty is to dynamite the ugly, dying strip mall that occupies the real estate you want to build upon. We, the American Conservative Movement can rebuild once the junk gets cleared away. We just have to be ready, and we just have to avoid bailing the Progressives out of their own state-fueled death spiral of non-sustainability.

    Brett Stevens of Amerika.org shows us how our society currently fulfills Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity.

    Currently, our society is chasing its own tail into the abyss. The books give us certain rules and facts, and we follow those; when that doesn’t work out, we redouble our efforts using the same rules and facts. Like robots, we cannot deviate from our programming because we’ve eliminated the people who can think outside the box.

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