Liberty On The Rocks
This Wednesday night, Jan 7, 2009, at 7pm I will be at the Uptown Tavern in downtown Denver to meet with other like-minded people who support limited government at Liberty On The Rocks. What is this Liberty On The Rocks, you ask? They meet on the first and third Wednesday nights of the month. This would be a great opportunity for Colorado RedStaters to get | Read More »
Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal
In my opinion there are three people that can unite all three types of conservatives together: defense conservatives, social conservatives, and fiscal conservatives. The one guy who could of done it in 2008 and did it for a while was Fred Thompson. For some reason the talk-radio guys were convinced, despite all evidence to the contrary, that Mitt Romney was a conservative. Then you had | Read More »
Conservatives Create Opportunities, Not Programs: Education
This is the first in a series of conservative solution proposals. I have no idea how many more I will do. I just know that we have to have an answer to the programs the liberals and conservatives have been implementing for the past couple of decades. For the past eight years (some might say twenty), conservatives in government have been acting like democrats. We’ve | Read More »
Controversy Over RNC Chairman Selection, Emineth Commeth
To some conservatives, what North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Gary Emineth told The Hill last week is proof of the arrogance of an out-of-touch Republican Party. Emineth says he is being misunderstood, but his words were badly chosen regardless. The Hill quoted Mr. Emineth concerning the selection of the next Republican National Committee Chairman. Mr. Emineth has made a special request during this process, one | Read More »
The Big Picture
You guys are making my teeth hurt over there http://www.redstate.com/erick/2008/12/25/rebuilding-the-party-the-technology/ Six blind men describing an elephant… each right in their own way… each missing The Big Picture. For the Democrats sitting where we are now in early 2005, The Big Picture was to win. In 2005 Obama was still a skinny little kid that gave one good speech. They didn’t know him, he didn’t know | Read More »
Rebuilding the Party: The Technology
The other day on Twitter, I commented thusly: Resolved: fixing the GOP cannot be done from in DC and fixing the tech problems cannot be done without professional technologists. Within days of the election I was approached by three people representing three different groups, all of whom wanted my advice on how to proceed on the technology front. My advice was pretty simple: That you | Read More »
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 »