19th century slavery created the GOP, will 21st century slavery (and a feckless 2012 field) be its demise?
Will 2012 bring an end to the Republican Party? It would only be fitting that a party formed almost 160 years ago on the basis of stopping the expansion of slavery would be destroyed by its support of the modern day expansion of slavery of a different sort. That is exactly where we stand. The GOP was formed in 1854 in reaction to the passage | Read More »
Rick Perry for Commander in Chief
As I have stated before, I am a full-spectrum conservative. I believe in common-sense, Constitutional conservatism based on the “three-legged stool” – fiscal, social, and national defense conservatism. All three of those legs are important, but my heart is especially with the national defense concerns. Many long time Redstate readers know me from the posts I started writing on my first deployment. Some of you | Read More »
Why Be Against When We Can Be For A Candidate?
Do we have to be against Romney in order to be for Newt Gingrich? Do we have to smear Newt to show our support for Mitt Romney? Am I the only one who understands the very basic concept of supporting the one who you personally feel best represents your values both politically and morally? Now don’t get me wrong there are such things as valid | Read More »
What if Tim Pawlenty were still in the race?
Tim Pawlenty has got to be kicking himself right now. Since the primary started, the race has been between Romney and the Anti-Romney. From Bachmann to Perry to Cain, there has been a rising star only to fall back to earth. But Pawlenty never had his chance to see his star rise, because he exited so early. It is true that he bungled some things | Read More »
For the Right Reasons
Do you know people run for public office? How many people who decide to throw their hats in the ring, risk time with friends and family, risk their private lives, their past record, and their credibility do so for the right reasons? I believe for every three people who run for office on a sincere platform, seven do so simply because they like the idea | Read More »
Tea Party vs. the GOP establishment – Begging for a brokered convention…
For much of the last three years, I, like so many others who were so despondent after the election of 2008, assumed that the election of 2012 was finally going to provide the American people with a real choice of philosophies. On the one side you have President Obama and the progressive / fascist utopia. (Fascist in the economic sense – where private property remains, | Read More »
HIGH NOON 2012: Do not forsake G.O.P. Condoleezza Rice (MUSIC VIDEO)
Music video on behalf of Condoleezza Rice for President of the USA campaign 2012. Rice for President (Yahoo) (Facebook) Condi videos The Condoleezza Rice forum in the For Freedom Forums
“Paging Dr. Moreau, We need a vivisection of the entire GOP Field of Candidates for POTUS!” Or do we?
H.G. Wells provided a masterpiece on stretching the limits of societal judgements in the interest of science when he wrote The Island of Dr. Moreau. The treatise by Wells concerning the morality of whether a human can become some demi-God/creator describes a science-fiction process of “vivisection” where animals are given human forms through surgery, and rehabilitation. Wells, a social reformer, was a very didactic writer, | Read More »
Why I Think That Rick Perry Can Win: Results Over Rhetoric
Apoll conducted about three weeks ago put Rick Perry over Obama 46% to 42% in Wisconsin while Obama beats every other candidate by at least 4 points. The sample size was only 500 (I’d really love more current numbers with a larger sample size), but this got me wondering: Why does Wisconsin, a moderate blue state at best (Obama carried it 56% to 44% over | Read More »
The Art of War, and the Media’s Narrative .. Deception
Lets get this straight.. Our candidate, meaning the GOP nominee for President must be (according to the media). Eloquent Gaffe Free Compassionate Experienced Able to Relate to the people This “media” is of course the same “mainstream media” that overwhelmingly supported Obama in 2008. So by using the media’s own template for the GOP field, lets see how Obama stacks up shall we.. Is Obama | Read More »
Why Not Newt?
Despite many of my readers accusations, I am not working for, nor have decided to support one Republican primary candidate over another. GOP candidates have been flying at the electorate like rounds in a revolver, hitting their mark, only to bounce off the Kevlar armor of the overly critical voters that await to see whether the next round out of the barrel will be | Read More »
Illinois Straw Poll Results In Continued Failure
This past week, the Illinois GOP has been running their online straw poll to determine who the Illinois Republican voters like in the GOP primary for President. Yesterday, November 5th, the Illinois GOP also had multiple locations in Illinois where people could walk in and vote in the straw poll as well. To cast a ballot, a voter only had to provide a minimum $5 | Read More »
Cain/Gingrich Debate Open Thread
Post all musings and comments here for the Cain/Gingrich debate.
Rick Perry: Flip-Flopper (Updated)
A profoundly dishonest narrative about the Republican presidential field has taken root in the blogosphere. Mitt Romney, we’re told, is the smooth-talking phony whose conservatism is mostly fraudulent, while Rick Perry is the “conservative of conviction” whose only real shortcomings concern presentation. Though this narrative depends on several disingenuous attacks on Romney, it must be admitted that Romney is far from ideal, and his actual | Read More »
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Questions That Every Cain Supporter Needs to Answer Honestly
Please note: I’m wanting rational thought, not Perry-bashing. I know that you all aren’t heartless; prove you’re not headless as well. 1) Why will Herman Cain not endorse Rick Perry against Obama, even when Mitt Romney will endorse the GOP nominee? 2) Why can’t Herman Cain give a clear answer on anything (despite his no BS clarity? – Abortion (yes, I know he’s pro-life, but | Read More »