The 2016 GOP Bench

    The 2016 GOP Bench

    Promoted from the diaries – Aaron Gardner This is based on conversations with a few professionals in the conservative circles and my own observations. This is in no way a final prediction, just a look at the present field. Also, this has been updated to include information from Erick’s post regarding Joe Scarborough. Like Erick said, the bench is deep, and while he doesn’t want | Read More »

    The 2016 GOP Bench

    The 2016 GOP Bench

    Promoted from the diaries – Aaron Gardner This is based on conversations with a few professionals in the conservative circles and my own observations. This is in no way a final prediction, just a look at the present field. Also, this has been updated to include information from Erick’s post regarding Joe Scarborough. Like Erick said, the bench is deep, and while he doesn’t want | Read More »

    Scarborough for President?

    Over at the Daily Caller, Alex Pappas has a story about Joe Scarborough possibly considering a 2016 run. I find this very interesting. I’ve had several encounters lately with Christians in politics and they really like Joe — all of them.You guys should know Joe is a friend of mine and not in the Washington sense of the word “friend,” but in the actual sense. | Read More »

    2016 is NOT here yet… it’s only getting closer

    FINAL UPDATE [2013-01-01 1700UTC] #TSR2C** with twelve votes for another four. Even Hitler had it kinda’ figured out fourteen months ago… and now there is only twenty-nine months to go. The GOP’s nominee will NOT be Christie, however Hillary may very well be Madame President. *NOW with an aggregate POLL* RESULTS announced on 1st FRIDAYS* Who is your top contender for the 2016 GOP Presidential | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger Is A Slimmer Version Of Chris Christie

    On Sunday Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger was on ABC’s This Week and publicly became one of only a few Republicans nationally to come to the aid of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie(along with Karl Rove).  Kinzinger effectively stood by Christie and all but endorsed his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. It is only natural that an establishment Republican like Adam Kinzinger would | Read More »

    Bridgegate vs. Benghazi

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” opens Charles Dickens’ famous novel, beginning the book’s powerful literary motif of doubles. This week, politics embraced the same thematic element, as the scandal with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called forth memories from Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi episode, despite the vast difference in severity. When news broke this week that Christie’s aides and political | Read More »

    The Politics of A–holes

    The Politics of A--holes

    The media that built up Chris Christie as the salvation of the GOP is turning on him in the lead up to Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign announcement. It is what it is. The media does this routinely. The story of the day is Chris Christie’s staff behaving badly, possibly at his direction, to hurt elected officials who did not back Christie. Private messages between Governor’s | Read More »

    The Snowflake Issues

    Snowflakes are a lot like fingerprints. No two are the same. Their uniqueness is part of the allure. One of my favorite activities in grade school was when the teacher gave us white construction paper and scissors, telling us to cut out little bits to make our own snowflakes. No student did theirs the exact same way, and it was cool to see so many | Read More »

    The End of a(n) (Bad) (Thankfully Short-Lived) Era

    That… was a lot of parentheses, and even as a journalist I have no idea if it was right or not. My saving grace is that so few in the journalism industry follow the AP Style Guide anymore that I think I am safe for the moment. Plus, no journalists will read this, so the black bag squad from the AP won’t break into my | Read More »

    Catching Fire and Washington D.C.

    If you haven’t seen the new Hunger Games movie, I really do recommend it. It’s a solid continuation of the series and it is an incredibly emotional movie that takes the star character, Katniss Everdeen, and breaks her so hard she cries for nearly all 146 minutes the movie is on. However, this isn’t a review of the movie. What does follow, however, does contain | Read More »

    Chris Christie would be a Terrible Nominee

    After Chris Christie’s massive victory in New Jersey earlier this November, many people have begun shilling for “Christie 2016″ some of these people are conservatives that I respect, who apparently think Christie is an improvement over Mitt. That or they truly believe only he can win, and that he will govern more conservatively as POTUS then he has as Governor. I personally believe that not | Read More »

    The GOP’s “New Coke” Strategy Isn’t Working

      I’ve been looking for the perfect analogy to help illustrate why moderate Republicans continue to lose elections – especially presidential elections. I believe this is it. Many younger voters won’t recall the historic blunder Coca-Cola made in the 80s, but it easy easy enough for even the most casual political observers to understand. …..The best explanation I have ever heard for this phenomenon was | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Will Campaign On Repeal & Replace in 2016

    That is not a misprint. In response to the growing evidence that health insurance premiums are set to skyrocket due to the lack of interest in signing up for ObamaCare among young, healthy adults, Obama has decided to bet all of his chips on the November, 2014 elections by delaying 2015 enrollment for one month…or until a week after the election. The objective is to | Read More »

    Rand Paul on the Government Shutdown

    “Well, I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it’s a conundrum. Here’s the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can’t | Read More »

    Clinton Distancing From Obama Has Begun

    First, I would say that in a sane world a person associated so much with the Benghazi terrorist attacks and the lying that took place afterwards would never be able to show themselves in public again, let alone run for the presidency.  But we don’t live in a sane world so the Hillary 2016 express is prepping in the station. On the GOP side of | Read More »