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 »
David Vitter vs. the GOP
Two years before his announcement that he would run for governor, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 84% declared war on health care subsidies for Congress and its staff. The subsidies were to be lost thanks to Obamacare, but the White House worked with Congress to get everyone their subsidies by labeling Congress a small business enterprise or some such nonsense. Since then, Vitter | Read More »
Things That Heb and Jillary Are Just Too Arrogant To Understand
Tweetledum and Tweetledumberer So there’s what you could see and what you do see. If you’re optimizing your effectiveness as a person and a leader, these two sets will mutually cover. Translating somewhat theoretical math jargon to English restates this as you see literally everything you should be able to see. Most of us, your Humble Included, just don’t quite open | Read More »
Tags: Anti-Trust Enforcement
, Beat The Bush
, Beating Hillary
, Charles Hugh Smith
, Deregulate Political Speech
, Duopoly 2016
, Heb and Jillary
, Jeb Bush
, Non-Zirp Fed Funds Rate
, Sam Kineson
, Strong Dollar
, The USA Unpatriot Act
GOP Failure Theater gave $1.5 billion to abortion industry
At a time when the human trafficking bill is locked up in the Senate over Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 13%‘s refusal to prevent federal funds from being used to provide abortions, the GAO has released a study showing Reid’s resistance as just a part of the rapacious, cash-(and baby)-vacuuming abortion industry. U.S. federal and state taxpayers sent nearly $1.5 billion to Planned | Read More »
A 2016 Advantage?
Yesterday, something phenomenal happened. While I dare not call DOOM (1. that’s Moe Lane’s job and 2. I think it would be a bit premature), I do believe Hillary irreparably hurt herself in the race for the White House in 2016. My colleague Leon Wolf updated the Republican Power Rankings yesterday, so you can see where the GOP is in terms of having a series | Read More »
The GOP and Failure Theater
Sometimes you find terms that are so perfect that you just can’t let them pass. A good friend acquainted me with the idea of Cargo Cult Economics. Ace at Ace of Spades introduced me to a new one in the aftermath of the House and Senate kowtowing to a lawless action by Obama: Failure Theater. Failure Theater is the process by which the Establishment deliberately | Read More »