Why Has the NRSC Hired the Guy Who Burned Down Scott Walker’s Campaign?
As Erick has noted time and again, the GOP and its various entities are little more than employment security operations for a coterie of plunderers political consultants who insinuate their way into political campaigns, with the help of the various party organs, tear down the staff who brought the candidate to prominence, take over the campaign, suck it dry of cash, then blame the candidate | Read More »
The Lionheart of 2016
Richard the First, or Richard the Lionheart, was a beloved figure in England, known by his subjects as a fierce warrior and an all-around righteous man. He spent his younger years fighting to secure his lands and build a unified base. Following his ascension to the throne, he spent virtually no time in his land, preferring to use his seat to wage even larger fights. | Read More »
GOP Debate: Poisonous Moderators and a (Sometimes) Unified Right
My thanks to the moderators of tonight’s debate on CNBC – Becky Quick, John Harwood, and Carl Quintanilla – for highlighting yet again how much I despise the mainstream media. With the debate on the channel no one really watches, and with yawn-incuding pre-debate chatter, we might have thought this would be a boring debate. Instead of being dull, the debate was an all-out liberal onslaught | Read More »
The War Against Women Exists, But the Left is Waging It
As frustrating as it is, gender is a card often played by those wanting to get ahead, by those seeking to shame, and all too often, by those seeking to drive a wedge. Because claims of “you’re a sexist!” are easily thrown and do much damage in the eyes of some, they are a regularly used weapon in the political sphere. But while Liberals claim | Read More »
They Will Fall One By One, An Unpitied Sacrifice In A Contemptible Struggle
“When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” -Burke This primary season, while still in its infancy, has already shown this to be truth. Take notice not only at the lack of the good associating, but also those on our side who chose to combine with bad men. Running for President, | Read More »
Are you ready to DEEEBAAAAAATE?
The Debate will be tonight. If you’re in Atlanta, sign up to watch it with us!
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Losing the Consent of the Governed
Image Credit: Shutterstock A new CNN/ORC Poll released on Sunday, finds that only 30% of registered voters feel their views are well represented by the government in Washington. The new CNN poll confirms new Pew Research Center polling, released last Thursday, finds that only 32% of respondents have a favorable opinion on the Republican Party — the lowest number Pew has | Read More »
, Donald Trump
, Harry Reid
, loretta lynch
, Mitch McConnell
, Nancy Pelosi
, pew research center
, tea party
, Ted Cruz
Why do we even bother?
A couple of days ago, Ben Domenech, writing in The Transom, asked a question that many of us have been asking (at least) since the first of the year: Why does the Republican Party exist? What is its purpose as a political entity – to what end do its members work to elect their fellow Republicans? What are its priorities? Whose interests does it serve? | Read More »
The GOP’s solid state base.
State races have been very, very good for the GOP. Alas, that can change in a heartbeat.
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Maybe we could’ve done this a bit better?
Let’s say I were a liberal Republican Senate Majority Leader. I have two major concerns before me: Nothing I really want can get done with conservatives on one side of me and Democrats to the other. There are three issues to take care of. The first has to do with highway funds and the special money that gets set aside in pet projects for all | Read More »
China’s Stock Market Plunges, and Unrest in the GOP
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss plunging Chinese stock market, then David Harsanyi and Rob Bluey talk about conflict within the GOP.
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Trump Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum
Donald Trump is currently on a roll with the media, getting his name and politics out there like no other candidate has been able to. His numbers are rising and his exposure is huge. GOP higher ups are worried that he’ll hurt the GOP brand and that he may spoil the 2016 cycle for them. They are, in a word, panicking. The thing the GOP | Read More »
If you don’t like GOP opposition to TPA and TPP, thank Leadership
I’m seeing a lot of nasty, bitter comments lately from hard core free traders about the growing GOP opposition to giving Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, usually known as Fast Track), so that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can get an up-or-down vote. Populism, hurting Americans, protectionism, rabble rabble rabble. Well, you know what? Don’t blame the politicians turning on this. Blame the GOP Establishment | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Free Trade
, GOP Establishment
, John Boehner
, Mitch McConnell
, Trade Promotion Authority
, Trans-Pacific Partnership
For those not keeping score at home…
I just thought I’d take a moment and remind you guys how 2016 is shaping up. Right now, it’s 15-4. On the Republican side, we have Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker, all of whom are current or former governors. We also have Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 88%, [mc_name | Read More »