FEARING GOVERNMENT — OPEN “THANK YOU” LETTER TO SENATOR MIKE LEE

    Mr. Lee, I know I join millions of Americans who are noticing your stand at a time when our country was recently called a, “Post Constitutional Republic,” by a very well known radio commentator and constitutional attorney. Having come to the same conclusion I echo the sentiments of Thomas Jefferson: “When the people fear the government it is called tyranny. When the government fears the | Read More »

    I Have Found the Elusive Pushmi-Pullyu! And Two Good Reasons to be Optimistic.

    A Pushmi-Pullyu is a unicorn-type character from Dr. Doolittle with two heads that is perpetually at odds with itself. Once thought to be extinct, low and behold, it was right under our tent. It’s the GOP! The “Focus” article from EE advised us, the voters, to keep our eye on the real issues and implore our lawmakers to do the same. Sound advice. There’s just one problem; | Read More »

    Here’s what I think the GOP in some places can do

    The GOP can’t compete in a lot of areas because of a few reasons but most notably social issues. Here is what I propose: 1. Gay Marriage: No federal restrictions and allow same-sex civil unions but continue to pursue gay marriage bans. 2. Abortion: Block government money funding abortion, allow all abortions at the 1-(to either the 4 or 8 week mark) and after that | Read More »

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    Older voters and messaging

    Yesterday, The Week (which is still my favorite magazine ((sorry, Playboy)) to read) put this up online yesterday: Voters 65 and older used to be a reliably Democratic constituency. Then, in 2010, they flocked to the GOP, supporting Republican congressional candidates by a 59 percent to 38 percent margin — a brutal 21-point spread that contributed significantly to the GOP’s takeover of the House. In 2012, | Read More »

    A New Electoral Paradigm

    When Republicans lost the last presidential election to a weak president amidst an unprecedentedly lethargic economic recovery, Republicans of all stripes engaged in some soul-searching about what went wrong and what needs to change within the party. The party establishment issued an “autopsy” report in which they searched everywhere for the culprit of electoral failure.  They looked under the bed; they looked under the covers.  | Read More »

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    We Will Have a Third Party

    For several years, Republican establishment types and their allies in the press have mocked conservatives for wanting an all or nothing strategy. They’ve said we have to be willing to compromise. So Mike Lee proposes a plan to fund the government except for the discretionary funding for Obamacare. The reaction of GOP leaders? They only want to support a plan that fully repeals Obamacare.Conservatives have | Read More »

    Cruz: Conservative Courageous Competent Communicator

    Senator Cruz has the 4 C’s: Conservative Courageous Competent Communicator In order to beat Hillary, Republicans have to focus. We need to rally around the best candidate early. And we have to choose a courageous fighter. He/she must be a conservative who is able to communicate. And the most important quality in this candidate must be competence. When all of these qualities coalesce in one | Read More »

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    The GOP Death Spiral Is To Follow Lindsey Graham

    Sen. Lindsey Graham South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is of the opinion that to defeat his Gang of 8 amnesty plan for immigration reform will lead to a death spiral for the Republican Party.  Graham said on NBC’s Meet The Press, “After eight years of President Obama’s economic policies, and quite frankly foreign policy, people are going to be looking around,” he said. “But if | Read More »

    GOP-Stuck in The Middle

    While a significant portion of the population is marching to the political left, in many sections of the country, running as a Republican is viewed as a requirement for being elected to political office. Hence the appearance of RINOs- Republicans In Name Only—within the GOP. Although RINOs purport to embrace a conservative view of the role of government, their true beliefs align more closely with | Read More »

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    Worldview & the GOP

    Not long after the 2012 election, I took a few minutes and completed a little survey, at the personal request of Reince Priebus. The ever-so-personal e-mails from the Chairman of the RNC are really all I need to rest assured that the GOP takes a finely tuned interest in my thoughts, beliefs and political musings. But this one — my good gosh — Reince nearly | Read More »

    GOP Needs To Beat Incumbent Senators

    As we head into the 2014 election cycle, one of the biggest questions that Republicans need to address is why they so often underperform in U.S. Senate races. With representation by state without regard to population, the Senate ought to be a GOP stronghold. Looking at the other type of federal statewide races, those for Presidential electors, the GOP has not won fewer than 22 | Read More »

    US Senate Contest Heats up in Mid Georgia

    On a chilly, first Friday in May 2013, Congressman Jack Kingston (R, GA-1) kicked up his 2014 run for the seat of retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss(R-GA). Kingston’s backdrop was the Macon Big House. This English Tudor house is now a museum, but in the early seventies the Allman Brothers Band settled there to refine a riffed-licked mix of southern bluesy rock. The day before Rep. | Read More »

    GOP Finally Engages Mommy Blogs

    Some make fun of the niche, but it’s an influential and driving force in marketing. The GOP has finally figured this out and engaged the mommy blog community, albeit ten-plus years after its explosion. House Republicans are targeting popular “mommy blog” websites in a digital ad campaign beginning Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to repair the GOP’s image with certain voting blocs — in this | Read More »

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    GOP Finally Engages Mommy Blogs

    Some make fun of the niche, but it’s an influential and driving force in marketing. The GOP has finally figured this out and engaged the mommy blog community, albeit ten-plus years after its explosion. House Republicans are targeting popular “mommy blog” websites in a digital ad campaign beginning Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to repair the GOP’s image with certain voting blocs — in this | Read More »

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    NRCC & GOP About to Give Labor Unions a Huge Win

    NRCC & GOP About to Give Labor Unions a Huge Win

    It is an amazing testament to how bad the other candidates were that Mark Sanford ran away with the race in South Carolina’s first congressional district. A deeply flawed man, he was the one guy the primary voters knew wouldn’t go wobbly in Washington. But they, and I, presumed he was over the issues with his ex-wife. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago we learned | Read More »