The 11th Commandment, Conservatives, and Moderates.
“Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” -President Ronald Reagan. President Reagan never spoke poorly about any Republican. He was always loyal to the party, no matter how poorly some of the more liberal Republicans treated President Reagan, he was always civil and even heaped praise on them and their leadership. When President Ford won the Republican nomination in 1976, then Governor Reagan | Read More »
The Three Parts of Freedom
From the diaries by Erick. During the Presidential campaign, I made a comment on someone’s blog about why Sarah Palin garnered so much support by people from all walks of life. I’ve been wanting to expand on this for some time, but haven’t had the time do to so until now. That comment was, Conservatives want to help those that can’t help themselves. Liberals want | Read More »
Conservatives and Compromise
An Instructive Lesson in Our Modern Media and Government Perhaps you saw the headlines: “GOP Senators Kill Auto Bailout” Which is what the MSM the Democrats and the union wish you to know The perhaps you know what actually went on as detailed by Larry Kudlow: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/12/whos_losing_the_us_car_busines.html In truth, the UAW is to blame. If Sen. Corker’s plan had prevailed, with UAW support, many believe | Read More »
Remember when conservatives were winning?
Remember when conservatives were conservatives? In the Reagan years, the time of the only conservative American president in the modern era, one was a conservative, not a fiscon, neocon, socon, paleocon or any other kind of con. In fact, “con” was used by liberals as a term of contempt for conservatives, never by conservatives in self-reference. How times have changed. Some of the issues Ronald | Read More »
“Moderate” voters – Mushie wimps – Take a stand already!!!
To my Conservative Friends: In selecting his cabinet and staff, I have constantly hear the pundits say “President-elect Obama is going to the middle and will govern as a centrist or a moderate”… Yuck!!! I’d rather he be a unabashed liberal… This moderate stuff really ticks me off…. What is a “moderate” or an “independent”???? It sounds good right?? You can tell people that you | Read More »
A New Republican With Promise
The Gen Y Republican by Elisabeth Meinecke at Human Events
He’s from Illinois, young, smart and has a natural talent for relating to voters. And no, he’s not Barack Obama: he’s Aaron Schock, the newly elected U.S. representative for Illinois’ 18th district. Even Biden would like him — he’s young, clean, and articulate, and at 27, will bring a Generation Y voice to Congress in January.
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Bill Kristol Plays Footsie With David Brooks In the New York Times
They could have at least gotten a room, but no, they wanted to let us all watch. After multiple columns of David Brooks smacking lips to turn off conservatives, Bill Kristol rises to the challenge this morning. It is the same drum beat. Conservatives should shut up about small government. So talk of small government may be music to conservative ears, but it’s not to | Read More »
“Screw the Social Conservatives”
This is your must read of the day. The impulse to blame social conservatives arises nearly every time Republicans fail. They were blamed for the elder Bush’s 1992 defeat, as though he would have won if only Pat Robertson had not spoken at the Republican convention. They were blamed for losses in the House in 1998. And now they are being blamed for McCain’s rout. | Read More »
Saxby, why don’t you go first?
I agree, Saxby. Fresh off his double-digits runoff win, Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss says his party must return to its conservative roots. But what is troubling is this: he said he expects his campaign will be a model for Republicans looking to regroup in the 2010 election cycle. Now, if you mean being forced to put your team in the corner and let the professional, | Read More »
Conservatives put Obama over the top?
This article is intriguing, even though I’m not sure I really believe it in total. But he makes a couple of interesting observations: Most conservatives did show up on Election Day, but a significant number voted Democrat. Mr. Obama picked up one-third more conservative voters than Sen. John Kerry, at 20 percent. Self-identified conservatives in exit polling comprised 34 percent of voters in both 2004 | Read More »
Conservatives Need to Declare Victory
This is like bizarro world. We get creamed at the ballot box at the same time that the liberal statist model is crumbling from the weight of it’s unsustainability. Liberal cities and states failing. Fat unions driving their companies into bankruptcy. Nobody talking about global warming now, are they? Tax increases? Fuhgeddaboutit. Why aren’t conservatives out there saying, “It’s over. We win.” As I type | Read More »
Thoughts on Rebuilding: The Dead Wood
As most of you know, I, several of us here for that matter, am a signer of Rebuild the Party. I have not written much about it here because too many people initially attributed it to me, but it is very much Patrick Ruffini’s idea. I did not want to start blogging about it and bolster an unfounded claim to it. Now that some time | Read More »
Let’s offer real alternatives to the mainstream media…
Clearly the news media, even in a state as Red as my home state of Nebraska, has thrown its hat in with the liberals. We conservatives need to see to it that there are conservative alternatives to these left slanted news stories. I think we need to bully reporters and editors to print and report stories of failed liberal policy. Now that we are in | Read More »
CO-4: A Microcosm of the 2008 Election Results
The results from Colorado’s U.S. House District 4 are representative of the nation as a whole in many ways. The voter demographic is approximately 1/3 each Democrat, Independent, and Republican. The less-populated rural areas voted for Republicans, while the heavily-populated urban areas voted for Democrats. An unpopular incumbent was replaced by someone from the opposing party, even though (s)he was quite liberal. At first glance, | Read More »
The GOP’s Senator Problem
The GOP really does have a Senator problem — a group of old kleptocrats who’ve been around for so long, they view themselves as entitled to power, prestige, and graft. One of the Senators who is not willing to get comfy is Senator Jim DeMint. It must gall the other members of the Senate Republican Caucus that Jim DeMint thinks they should stand for something. | Read More »