Consequential Elections and Their Consequences

    Elections DO have consequences.   If you doubt that, take a look at announcements made in the days since Barack Obama won (?) his second term as President of the United States. Big companies like Walmart, Papa Johns and Denny’s are complaining loudly, but not nearly as vociferously as their employees will be when they realize their paychecks are shrinking – if they keep their | Read More »

    An open letter to conservatives

    I had a very exciting time at the Republican National Convention.  My conservative allies and I all worked very hard in the presidential election. When I woke up the day after the election, everything I had worked for appeared to be in ruins.  An extreme leftist had been reelected president of the United States. Some liberal Republicans immediately began to blame newly activated conservatives for | Read More »

    An open letter to conservatives

    I had a very exciting time at the Republican National Convention.  My conservative allies and I all worked very hard in the presidential election. When I woke up the day after the election, everything I had worked for appeared to be in ruins.  An extreme leftist had been reelected president of the United States. Some liberal Republicans immediately began to blame newly activated conservatives for | Read More »

    We Need a Choice, Not and Echo

    Some things just never change.  Back in 1976, President Ford ran for president against Jimmy Carter on a pale-pastel platform that was indistinguishable from the Democrats.  In fact, based upon the demographics of the electoral map, many conservatives voted for Jimmy Carter. During the wilderness years of the Ford administration, Reagan issued an ominous warning about the direction of the party.  “Our people look for | Read More »

    Electoral Reform- Part 5- Why Tuesday?

    The answer to this question may surprise many. A 1792 law required that the electors chosen meet on the first Wednesday in December to decide the winner of the presidency. Elections themselves had to be held within 34 days of that Wednesday, although the actual day of the vote was left to the individual states. Being an agrarian society, voters had to travel to the | Read More »

    Changing Demographics Threaten Republican Texas

    Yes, demographics talk will dominate the political discourse – and it should worry us.  Immigration, as an issue, and Republican ineptitude to convey  a sensible policy to ameliorate our perceived anti-immigrant leanings, ruined the Californian Republican Party forever.  Furthermore, New York and Pennsylvania are, to coin a term from Senator-elect Ted Cruz, “unalterably” Democratic.  Based on the last presidential election, we’re already down 104 electoral | Read More »

    What Arizona Teaches Us About Politics of Illegal Immigration

    If you only listened to the media and Republican consultants during the days following the election, you would hear the following erroneous premises about the Hispanic vote and the issue of illegal immigration. 1)      Our opposition to the circuitous cycle of amnesty and open borders is the sole reason why we are losing the Hispanic vote. 2)      Immediate and unconditional support for illegal immigrants will | Read More »

    Where We Go From Here

    Well, that was fun. My ride this past election cycle was much like Erick Erickson‘s.  And by “ride,” I mean being strapped to the front of a locomotive that was heading into the side of a mountain. From the beginning, Mitt wasn’t the candidate I wanted representing our party. As a conservative, he didn’t have a sterling record, being pro-choice and all before he became | Read More »

    A Constitutional Republic, Not a Democracy

    In case anyone needed a lesson in understanding the difference between democracy and a Constitutional Republic a.k.a. Europe and America, tonight’s results should serve as a clear message.  This is democracy in full force. Why did we need a constitution?  Why are popular elections not a sufficient means of preserving liberty? A pure unbridled democracy is a political system in which the majority enjoys absolute | Read More »

    …Well, we lost.

    (…so I’ll just reproduce my post from my personal site here.) Can’t say that I didn’t try my best; I think that the wrong person won; and I think that the end result is going to be worse for the country.  And, oh, yeah, fine: the state polls weren’t smoking crack after all. I’m not going to make any excuses or accusations; everybody I know | Read More »

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    Why Romney Will Win (And Handily)

    One of the more interesting facets of the election coming up on Tuesday is the fact that both sides seem completely convinced that their guy is winning.  It’s natural for liberals to feel that way, especially if they trust the New York Times and Nate Silver’s supposedly-predictive model.  Conservatives look deeper and see major cracks in the foundations of the liberals’ sources of confidence, especially | Read More »

    I’ve had enough.

    Okay. I’m officially over it. Like the little girl I saw in a video yesterday weeping because she’s sick of Bronco Bama, I’m ready for a change. I’ve been a good patriot and have gleefully given my energy and my attention to see the election through, but with just five days left, I’m all out of enthusiasm. I’m even tired of wearing my Romney/Ryan tshirts | Read More »

    Blaming Sandy

    I’m not a fan of early voting. I recognize that it’s not always convenient to saddle the pony and ride off across the desert to cast one’s ballot on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November, but this is a civic duty and I can’t find a promise to voters that this responsibility will be convenient. It’s like the walk to school, barefoot, in | Read More »

    2012 shaping up like 2004, on the Generic Congressional Ballot level.

    2012 shaping up like 2004, on the Generic Congressional Ballot level.

    I spent perhaps a bit too much time this morning trying to put the spreadsheet below into graphical form: Pollster Time R D R +/- NPR Oct 3/4 43 43 0 NPR Sept 4/4 45 48 -3 Politico Oct 4/4 46 45 1 Politico Oct 3/4 46 46 0 Politico Oct 2/4 44 46 -2 Politico Oct 1/4 45 46 -1 Politico Sept 4/4 44 | Read More »

    You Lie, Mr. President!

    Vladimir Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” In the electronic age, the left has hammered this theory home harder than ‘ol Vlad could have ever imagined. Every day for two weeks, Team Obama and their media cronies repeatedly told the story of the anti-Muslim video inciting a riot in Benghazi causing the death of our Libyan ambassador and three other | Read More »