The Virginia Way: A Governor’s Guide to Results Oriented Conservatism + What it Means for 2012
When your state is known as the “Mother of Presidents”, and home to Yorktown, Mount Vernon, Monticello, Appomattox, and the first permanent English settlement in America, you don’t toss around the saying “we made history” too lightly. But, my friends, I am pleased to say that is exactly what the Commonwealth of Virginia did Tuesday. We Made History. With their votes yesterday, Virginians gave Republicans | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Steve King (R, IA-05).
This was probably the most informal one that I did, and (not unrelatedly) the most fun. I generally get along perfectly well with the politicians and legislators that I talk to, but usually the time constraints alone are significant. Your average Congressman or Senator is generally running around things like CPAC with a staff of at least two, both of which he or she legitimately | Read More »
Ron Paul: Time To Take Away Those Committee Assignments
From the diaries… Last week, the House Committee On Financial Services announced that Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Ron Paul (R-Crazytown, TX) would hold a hearing “to examine the impact of Federal Reserve policies on job creation and the unemployment rate”. The hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, February 9, and in their press release, the committee says that witnesses “will be announced at | Read More »
The Myth of the Government Shut Down
There is a lot of talk these days about how the GOP cannot afford to shut down the government like they did in 1995. “Remember,” they the chattering class say, “the GOP got destroyed at the polls in 1996.” That talk has everything to do with the Democrats winning the message battle in the media, but has nothing to do with anything else. Let’s roll | Read More »
Texas’ Rick Perry to lead RGA
Texas Governor Rick Perry will be named chairman of the Republican Governors Association when the group gathers in California next week. Perry’s appointment to the RGA won’t be the governor’s first rodeo: He led the same committee in 2008 and had worked in varying capacities for the group in years prior. The Washington-bound move — not the move for which some Republican donors had hoped | Read More »
The Best Thing About the Next Congress Open Thread
As noted on Twitter yesterday, the best thing about 2011 will be a Congress with Michelle Bachmann and without Alan Grayson. Consider this an open thread.