From the “No …. Sherlock” file

    According to Gallup: The Republican Party’s image has gone from bad to worse over the past month, as only 34% of Americans in a Nov. 13-16 Gallup Poll say they have a favorable view of the party, down from 40% in mid-October. The 61% now holding an unfavorable view of the GOP is the highest Gallup has recorded for that party since the measure was | Read More »

    Conservative Principles and Actions Under Obama

    For those of you not familiar with Morton Blackwell, he runs the Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. and has served as the Virginia Republican National Committeeman since 1988. He was President Ronald Reagan’s White House liaison (1981-84) to all U.S. conservative organizations. This is a speech Mr. Blackwell gave at the Louisa County Republican Committee luncheon November 12, 2008. — Erick Thank you for your | Read More »

    Senator Jim DeMint promotes merit over senority

    For too long the Republicans in the Senate have clung to the senority system. This is the kind of system that results in giving people like Ted Stevens of Alaska the chairmanship of the Senate Approrpriations Committee and Arlen Specter the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thankfully, Senator Jim DeMint, one of the most fiscally conservative US Senators, is asking Mitch McConnell for a | Read More »

    UPDATE: The RMSP, A Liberal Insurgency In Our Midst: Part 1

    Originally posted as: Ever Wonder How All Those RINOS Got Control Of The GOP? What You Should Know About The Republican Main Street ProjectPosted by A.C. Swiger on Thursday, June 26, 2008 6:41:52 PM **I’ve done quite a bit of research on the RMSP prior to the election and stopped for a while to avoid torpedoing our candidate and our chances in the 2008 elections. | Read More »

    Doom and Gloom for Republicans?

    The post-mortem on the 2008 elections has been fast and furious, revolving largely around what the future holds for the GOP. The Republicans, it seems, are doomed to spend some time in the wilderness. I, for one, think that this is a good thing. Bill Kristol assesses the situation from the perspective of the Republican Governor’s Association meeting: One pillar of any Republican comeback will | Read More »

    Dear Mr. Brooks,

    Let me speak more directly to the most troubling aspect of reform conservatism – the apparent disdain for traditional conservatives. Contrary to the implication drawn from David Brooks’ noxious homily, Darkness at Dusk, in the November 11, 2008 New York Times, traditional conservatives are not entrenched relics, hell bent on marching like lemmings to the political cliff – nor are we all in lock step | Read More »

    Reformers and Traditionalists

    We’ve all heard the terms by now. And thanks to the no good David Brooks, they are being widely used throughout the political landscape – not just in the GOP. These are not really flattering phrase for the “traditionalists (aka: us) and is just one more way the MSM is trying to discredit the conservative movement. We must discredit these terms and bring back the | Read More »

    A Short History of the Newt Gingrich – George W Bush Era

    The voters surprised a lot of people one evening in November of 1994 when they elected the first Republican Congress in 40 years. The GOP gained over 50 seats in the US House of Representatives and 8 seats in the US Senate. They would soon gain 2 additional US Senators when Richard Shelby from Alabama and Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado switched their party affiliations | Read More »

    Republicanism, not Conservatism, is dead.

    I’ve come to realize over the past week that it is not Conservatism that is dead, but it is Republicanism that the voters have buried. The fact remains that this country is still a center-right nation. It has been that way for a long, long time, and it will be that way far into the future. Most Americans favor low taxes, small government, and little | Read More »

    On David Brooks and the “Great” Reformers

    If you ever wanted to know if there are coordinated spin efforts by the mainstream media on issues, look no further to David Brooks’ latest piece of bird cage liner that is still buzzing around Washington. It all started Tuesday night with the new meme that we’re a center-left nation from the pundits on the networks. Funny they should all raise the same point that | Read More »

    52 Is Not Our Enemy

    There’s been a series of very nice photos going on called 52 to 48 which began with some Obama supporters (52% of the nation) sending a message to the rest of us (48% of the nation.) It’s a somewhat simplistic collage, but with a good message of understanding and mutual love on what binds us together: our common Americanism. It’s a sweet sentiment. But some | Read More »

    Gingrich Says He’d Serve As GOP Chairman

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Newt Gingrich has let it be known that, if Republicans want him, the former U.S House speaker is willing to serve as chairman of the national party and lead it out of the wilderness it’s blundered into.” Any thoughts? http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/shared-blogs/ajc/politicalinsider/entries/2008/11/09/gingrichsayshedserveasgop.html?cxntlid=homepagetab_newstab

    Conservatives Escaping the Winderness

    I am typing this post as an impromptu post. It may wander some, but I will do my best to keep it focused. In the General War on Terror, we came to realize that the terrorists had declared war against us, and were actively engaged in it long before we even bothered to pay attention and lift a finger about it. However, it took 911 | Read More »

    Time’s a changin’ and it’s starting to feel right

    The defeat was disheartening, no doubt about it. The media bias was irritating at the least. The willful ignorance of the public was annoying. And the liberals’ blatantly pushing their views and ideals under the pretense of fairness and as part of the “hopenchange” poetry that the president-elect was using was downright offensive. Even with all of that, it’s all good. Post-election can be, and | Read More »

    Meet Conservatism’s Young Guns

    Though the Republican Party took a beating in the recent election, there are rays of hope for the future. Some of the brightest are the Young Guns of conservatism, a group of rising political stars who have the opportunity to pick up the pieces of the GOP and provide the leadership needed to return the party to its Reagan roots. Here are eleven of the | Read More »