Shutting Down The Circus
I don’t know how many of you recall the Disney animated film “Dumbo,” but there is a scene that I think is really fitting. Dumbo, the little elephant with the big ears, is written into a brand new act that involves all the grown elephants balancing on a ball (how that ball held their weight, I’ll never know). Dumbo’s job was to launch himself to | Read More »
I get it. We live in an eternal political cycle, so it only comes naturally that we should look ahead to who could or will run in 2016. Whether it is Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, , Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, , Megan McCain, Erick Erickson, or even Rick Santorum (which is, frankly, ridiculous), now does not seem, to me, to be the time | Read More »
Message to the GOP: Governing is not crony capitalism
As the new Congress sets its agenda, there will be an incredible amount of pressure put on the new GOP majority to pass bills, regardless of substance, with bipartisan support to prove it can “govern.” Yesterday Utah Senator Mike Lee posted a lengthy, by blog standards, essay at The Federalist, titled Mike Lee’s Plan to Fix Congress. It is a great read and deals in the | Read More »
Now that They Control Congress, Should the GOP Audit the Fed?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the jobs report, movements to audit the Fed and if the GOP and Democrats should work together to get legislation passed and signed by the President.
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Walker Win Should Offer Blueprint for GOP
Mounting the stage last night at his victory rally in a large pavilion at Wisconsin’s State Fair Park, Gov. Scott Walker delivered a speech unlike any other he’s given in a moment of victory. References to Wisconsin were replaced by references to America, comments about state political foes were replaced by references to special interests in Washington, D.C. and aside from a couple of mentions | Read More »
The GOP’s Era of No Feelings
A look at almost all the polling shows that this is supposed to be the GOP’s year. The Republican Party has everything to gain – control of the Senate, greater control of the House, an effective means of stopping the President Barack Obama’s agenda. It is difficult – though not entirely impossible – to imagine the GOP not meeting at least their goal for the Senate. | Read More »
More DOOM! from the polls. This time it’s Gallup.
Yesterday, Gallup released a poll showing a few things, and none of them are good for Democrats.* The first is that Republicans had expanded their lead over Democrats as the party people believe is best equipped to protect the United States from terrorism: The Republicans’ lead over the Democrats on the question of terrorism is, as you can see, at historic levels. Not since the poll | Read More »
Tags: 2014 midterm elections
, Barack Obama
Obama and GOP agree to do nothing about ISIS
More information becomes available about Obama’s strategy for dealing with ISIS. In essence, he wants money. Approving the fund could allow the White House and congressional leaders to escape a tougher vote on authorizing or funding military action before the midterm elections but still achieve the “buy in” the president has said he wants from Congress. At the same time, the request risks opening the | Read More »
On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On
A cult of personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that don’t seem so smart. Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Act with the president right there in the room. Not bad, guy. Immediately, the conservative movement jumped | Read More »
Race: A Conservative View
The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, ought to cause us to pause and reflect on the issue of race in America. It seems like after every incident similar to what is happening in that St. Louis suburb, we hear calls from our friends on the Left for a “national conversation on race”. It is a conversation we have needed to have for decades, and it | Read More »
Tags: Albert Murray
, Mike Brown
, Republican Party
, Russell Kirk
, Thomas Sowell
, Zora Neale Hurston
Charlie vs. Charlie: ObamaCare
Charlie Crist isn’t getting away from his flip-flop on ObamaCare. The citizens of Florida deserve to know what Charlie thinks on ObamaCare, and not only is this article going to expose him on his major flip-flop, it’s going to expose the damage the “affordable care act” has inflicted on our state. The ACA is a major failure, but not as big a failure as Charlie’s | Read More »
, Charlie Crist
A 10-Step Intervention to Garner Minority Voters
Everyone is fully aware of the GOP inability to make inroads with minority voters, especially blacks and Hispanics. And no one is to blame here but the Republican Party. Unfortunately, the GOP got drunk on their historic success in the 2010 midterm elections and made the mistake that this would carry over to the 2012 Presidential election. The Romney campaign made some tactical errors and, | Read More »
Republican party coming out in support for Uber’s cheaper cab rides.
Because who doesn’t love cheaper cab rides? – Except urban Democratic hacks, of course.
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It’s Tough Being a Left Wing Demagogue These Days
Katie McDonough is a writer and assistant editor for Salon, a Left wing online rag. A quick survey of her articles illustrates a tendency to be preoccupied with rape, abortion and contraception. Of course, the Left refers to the latter two as “reproductive rights.” Although not quite as bad as Amanda Marcotte- another spew- McDonough must have graduated from the same gender studies course at | Read More »
Meet The Female Thad Chochran: Rea Scharnhorst
On the heels of Thad Cochran’s shameful campaigning in Mississippi meet Rea Scharnhorst, who attempted to portray her black conservative opponent, Shamed Dogan, as a thug in mailers sent around her prospective district. Scharnhorst is running in Missouri’s 98th district to claim the seat being vacated by her termed-out husband, Dwight Scharnhorst. Scharnhorst is ranked #9 in lobbyist spending. Rea Scharnhorst recently sent these despicable | Read More »