Is it Time to Take the GOP Off Life Support?

    This may not be very welcome on Red State in some corners, but I think this must be said. . You draw your own conclusions. When something in your life, for example: clothing, wears out to the point you can’t walk in public and be considered decently clothed or a car is beyond repair, you replace it, and throw out the old one, right? I | Read More »

    The 2016 GOP Bench

    The 2016 GOP Bench

    Promoted from the diaries – Aaron Gardner This is based on conversations with a few professionals in the conservative circles and my own observations. This is in no way a final prediction, just a look at the present field. Also, this has been updated to include information from Erick’s post regarding Joe Scarborough. Like Erick said, the bench is deep, and while he doesn’t want | Read More »

    The 2016 GOP Bench

    The 2016 GOP Bench

    Promoted from the diaries – Aaron Gardner This is based on conversations with a few professionals in the conservative circles and my own observations. This is in no way a final prediction, just a look at the present field. Also, this has been updated to include information from Erick’s post regarding Joe Scarborough. Like Erick said, the bench is deep, and while he doesn’t want | Read More »

    The Republican #GA12 Clown show *AUDIO INTERVIEW

    I’m from Southeast Georgia and I reside in John Barrow’s district.  This “so called” blue dog Democrat has enough people fooled in the southern tier of the District that he’s conservative.  He would be a conservative if he joined the fight to repeal Obamacare which he voted against doing.  Barrow would be a conservative if he voted to defund Obamacare.  John Barrow is beatable but | Read More »

    Let My People Come?

    http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com We’re in the silly season now. The network news shows have run out of mud to sling at Chris Christie and none of it has stuck. (Though, take another look at the Zapruder film and tell me that chubby baby in the stroller on the grassy knoll doesn’t bear an uncanny resemblance to the future New Jersey Governor).  It’s too early to actually run | Read More »

    Tim Scott: A Product of Opportunity

    By now many of you have seen the latest attack on Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) for the unspeakable crime of acknowledging that conservative policies are the most effective tools for lifting people out of poverty. Sen. Scott knows this firsthand, having grown up with a single mother in North Charleston. I must also commend Sen. Scott for once again refusing to take the bait of | Read More »

    The GOP’s Phenomenal Record On Civil Rights

    The Grand Old Party, the party responsible for the vast majority of civil rights legislation, began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small assembly of abolitionists came together to bring an end to the institution of slavery. This tiny group of individuals eventually gave way to a political party dedicated to freedom, equal opportunity and civil rights. The name “Republican” alludes | Read More »

    Gone Fishin’: Comin’ to the Door of Your Favorite GOP Store (Update)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodmania/349200348/ Business Rules 101 on Keeping A Business Open: Rule #1: Sell a product that consumers want to buy. Rule #2: Don’t disrespect your customers. Rule #3: Adapt to a changing market. Rule #4 Expand your customer base. Rule #5: Rebrand to stay current if needed. The GOP as it exists today risks extinction for violating basic business rules. It’s a flailing business model. And they want our vote to help solve our country’s | Read More »

    A Few Good Men

    It’s rather difficult to realize that the Old Democratic Party believed in the Jeffersonian Democracy – they believed in our Constitution, very limited executive authority, state’s rights and civil liberties. They realized that our economy would flourish with limited business and commerce regulations – they believed in very limited control of businesses and commerce. Those were the good old days when some staunch Patriots weren’t | Read More »

    The Snowflake Issues

    Snowflakes are a lot like fingerprints. No two are the same. Their uniqueness is part of the allure. One of my favorite activities in grade school was when the teacher gave us white construction paper and scissors, telling us to cut out little bits to make our own snowflakes. No student did theirs the exact same way, and it was cool to see so many | Read More »

    Fear and Loathing in D.C.

    I’m not sure if you guys noticed it in recent weeks. I mean, if you read along here on the site, you’ve picked up on it, but I don’t think it’s fully dawned on a lot of folks yet. About half the time, we get the feeling of general ignorance or indifference from Washington D.C. toward the people that elect them. But now it’s really | Read More »

    The End of a(n) (Bad) (Thankfully Short-Lived) Era

    That… was a lot of parentheses, and even as a journalist I have no idea if it was right or not. My saving grace is that so few in the journalism industry follow the AP Style Guide anymore that I think I am safe for the moment. Plus, no journalists will read this, so the black bag squad from the AP won’t break into my | Read More »

    Rundown: Control of the Senate part 3 (UPDATE)

    In part 3 here, we’ll look at the Midwest which has a slew of races in play or potentially in play. Here we go. The Midwest Illinois Dick Durbin should be reelected a 4th term next year. That said though, the recent Obamacare screw ups don’t make this entirely slam dunk. Obama’s job approval from what I’ve heard actually has dipped below average. While it | Read More »

    Rundown: Control of the Senate part 2 (UPDATE)

    In part 1 (which you can find in my stack of diaries and look at my original conclusion of all Senate races), I looked at the South and the status of races. Most interesting were Arkansas, Louisiana and Georgia. Now we look at the Northeast races. The Northeast Delaware Chris Coons was elected to fill out the rest Joe’s old term and should have no | Read More »

    Rundown: Control of the Senate (UPDATE)

    I’m gonna do something a little different from last time. I’m gonna split the races in five regions: South, Northeast, Midwest, West and Pacific Coast. Here we go. The South Alabama Nothing changed from last time. Safe R Arkansas Mark Pryor is in hot water with Tom Cotton as his top opponent. Polls show the race to be tied or close. I ultimately don’t see him | Read More »