Douglas County’s GOP Blocks GA Black Republican Chair from being a County Delegate

    It’s not often I get to write about happenings in my old neck of the woods, but that’s a fact of life when you were born and raised in a relatively sleepy suburban county of metro Atlanta. Still, don’t let the “sleepy” bit fool you; once you peel back that layer, you find the same kinds of political gamesmanship and good ol’ boy network shenanigans | Read More »

    Require A Plan

    Update by Erick: The legislation passed 253-167 with 26 Democrats voting in favor of it. Republicans are the minority party in Washington. We don’t run the Democrat-controlled Senate and we don’t control the White House. Part of our responsibility to the country, as the minority party, is to hold the majority accountable and provide a positive contrast in policy. Nonetheless, House Republicans have taken a | Read More »

    Require A Plan

    Update by Erick: The legislation passed 253-167 with 26 Democrats voting in favor of it. Republicans are the minority party in Washington. We don’t run the Democrat-controlled Senate and we don’t control the White House. Part of our responsibility to the country, as the minority party, is to hold the majority accountable and provide a positive contrast in policy. Nonetheless, House Republicans have taken a | Read More »

    The person to replace Saxby Chambliss

    (I have no affiliation with any campaign or political organization pertaining to the 2014 Georgia Senate Race) I believe Erick Erickson has gone into great detail explaining the faults of the senior Senator of Georgia, Saxby Chambliss. Not only is he a big spender and weak on taxes, he is not a man dedicated to voting based on the Constitutional authority of bills. It is | Read More »

    Regarding Saxby Chambliss

    Regarding Saxby Chambliss

    Saxby Chambliss is waffling around like a dog off its leash for the first time. He says he does not care about a “twenty year old pledge” he signed. He’s talking about the Americans for Tax Reform pledge that says he pledges not to raise taxes. He has clarified his remarks to mean he wants tax reform that increases revenue through job growth. Everyone knows | Read More »

    On the RSC Chairman’s Race

    The most important vote that will happen very soon is the vote for Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the conservative group within the House Republican Conference that often finds itself trying to pull the Republicans to the right. These past two years, it was the RSC leadership that pressed the GOP to avoid selling out to Barack Obama repeatedly, insisted the GOP keep its | Read More »

    Tom Price for Conference Chairman

    Tom Price is the former Republican Study Committee Chairman who is now running for conference chairman within the House Republican Conference.His opponent is Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State. She has a HAFA score of 56%, 10 points lower than the House Republican average. Rep. Price, however, a 78% score, twelve points higher than the House Republican average.Speaker Boehner is pushing McMorris Rodgers because | Read More »

    28 Days To Election Day: Georgia

    It is hard to believe that at the beginning of this presidential campaign Obama thought Georgia was in play. At its heart, outside the major metropolitan areas, this is a conservative state. Perhaps, the relatively close loss (about 6 points) in 2012 gave the Obama team a false sense of hope. In 2012, Obama won the Atlanta and Savannah areas and a swath of real | Read More »

    But in Georgia…voters should weigh Barrow against his Democratic Party

    In a recent issue of Atlanta Times News, Mike DeVine admonished DeKalb County voters to send only Republicans to represent them in Washington, D.C. given the desperate need to repeal Obamacare and pass economic growth-friendly legislation so that a real recovery can commence across the Fruited Plain, including in the Peach State. But given the circumstance in portions of Georgia south of DeKalb, this Sandlapper thinks an | Read More »

    D.C. Democrats are no friend of the poor and middle class

    On primary day last month, DeKalb County, Georgia rejected T-Splost and founded a new city in her midst but the Great Recession/most anemic “Recovery” since the Great Depression continues and no amount of new cities, transportation plan Bs, nor Democrats or Republicans in the State Legislature, can fix it. Why? Because Georgia (nor any other state without oil beneath their feet) can’t fix what Washington, D.C. | Read More »

    Martha Zoller: Let’s Get Her To Congress

    Georgia’s 9th Congressional District runoff presents the two faces of the Republican Party and asks voters to choose.On one hand is Doug Collins. Collins would fit right in with the Congressional Republicans who raised the debt ceiling on the promise of spending cuts and then weaseled out of the cuts. He’d fit right in with a GOP that gives lip to repealing Obamacare, but is | Read More »

    Martha Zoller: Let’s Get Her To Congress

    Georgia’s 9th Congressional District runoff presents the two faces of the Republican Party and asks voters to choose.On one hand is Doug Collins. Collins would fit right in with the Congressional Republicans who raised the debt ceiling on the promise of spending cuts and then weaseled out of the cuts. He’d fit right in with a GOP that gives lip to repealing Obamacare, but is | Read More »

    Obama executive order expedites dredging of Charleston and other eastern ports

    So, why not expedite Keystone Pipeline and stop closing coal power plants? Georgians, South Carolinians and their respective Republican governors got early Christmas presents from an unlikely Democratic Party source last week when President Barack Obama agreed to waive further application of federal environmental rules in order to expedite the dredging of several U.S. ports, including those at Savannah and Charleston, S.C. The dredging is needed so | Read More »

    Arrogance

    Voters in Georgia do not trust the political establishment in Georgia right now. What compounds this is that I get the sense much of the political establishment in Georgia holds the citizens in contempt. They just won’t do as they are told.The T-SPLOST fell victim to this conundrum. The Georgia Legislature, in the past four years, has decided that instead of voting to cut spending | Read More »

    Arrogance

    Voters in Georgia do not trust the political establishment in Georgia right now. What compounds this is that I get the sense much of the political establishment in Georgia holds the citizens in contempt. They just won’t do as they are told.The T-SPLOST fell victim to this conundrum. The Georgia Legislature, in the past four years, has decided that instead of voting to cut spending | Read More »