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 »
US Chamber of Commerce is not winning
The US Chamber of Commerce has for years viewed the GOP as its personal political party. Sure they supported the now-extinct “Blue Dog Democrats” but when most of them disappeared in the maelstrom of 2010 they were left with GOP candidates and communists. Unfortunately for the Chamber, the GOP caucus has been getting progressively more conservative each year. And not merely conservative but populist. This | Read More »
Why I’m beginning to disagree with Sarah Palin about the impeachment of Barack Obama
I love Sarah Palin, but I’m beginning to disagree with her on impeachment. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says the following about impeachment: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. The House of Representatives has the sole power to | Read More »
Charlie vs. Charlie: Abortion!
In 1992, while running for state senator of Florida, Charlie said he was pro-choice, but was against state funded abortions. Charlie won his seat in 1992, and then went on in 1995 to serve on the senate health care committee, where he voted against a bill that would have required a 24 hour waiting period for a woman to get an abortion. He stated then: “I generally don’t like the government telling people what to do, that’s why I’m a Republican.” However, just a year later, on that same committee, he voted to approve a waiting period bill, after he proposed an amendment to restrict the bill to women under the age of 18.
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The GOP plays heads-I-win-tails-you-lose with conservatives
The American, the magazine of the American Enterprise Institute, has an article this month that I classify as a must-read for conservatives searching for a way ahead. The article is titled Why the voters got rid of Cantor. Most people do not decide which candidate to vote for based on who shares their opinion on the specific issues. They know that issues are complicated, and | Read More »
Obama assails GOP on immigration and says he’ll go it alone
John Boehner seems to have abandoned the plan that we heard so much about earlier in the year, i.e. waiting until after the primary season to push the noxious Senate comprehensive immigration reform law, and decided that the GOP base is simply not in the mood to move such a monumental bill under a president who is so disdainful of the law of the land. | Read More »
I Am The 42
Back in January of this year, Gallup published their latest survey of Americans’ political party affiliations. The poll showed a “record high” affiliation of “Independent”. 42% of Americans now claim to be independent of party affiliation. The GOP has seen a steady decline from a high around 34% in 2004, down to 25% this year. The Democrats have not been immune from a drop either, although their numbers have | Read More »
Thad Cochran is the Al Franken of the Republican Party
I truly thought Chris McDaniel was gonna win and win BIG. He had the energy, he had the organization and he has principle. When I got home from working tonight, I was shocked and extremely pissed to find out that Cochran was winning (albeit narrowly but still). There’s been reports for the past week or two that the Cochran campaign was consulting Democrat and minority | Read More »
Republicans Unite Around Alex Mooney in West Virginia
Talk of a split among Republicans in West Virginia is greatly exaggerated. The GOP is uniting behind Alex Mooney’s campaign for the 2nd Congressional District, leaving relics of past behind.
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Why prostitution should no longer be illegal.
I know I will probably receive a lot of hate for this piece, but before you freak out about this article, at least read it. Now your first reaction might be “why is a mostly socially conservative republican writing an opinion piece in favor of legalizing prostitution?” Well, I am not just a social conservative, I’m a constitutional conservative. Now we all know prostitution is | Read More »
Obama is now truly a 2nd term president
A recent Gallup poll now shows for the first time ever, a majority of Americans view Obama unfavorably as a person. His favorability has dipped below 50 before (like during the healthcare.gov website blowup), but never has his unfavorability drifted over 50%. His job approval also from Gallup is -13 points (specifically 41-54 positive). RealClearPolitics daily average has him at negative 11 point slide. Typically a 2nd | Read More »
Democrats did not give Brat the winning edge over Cantor
That’s been one of the favorite memes of the Republican Establishment over the last couple of days. One of the big problems with an open primary system like Virginia has is that, since party registration is not required to vote for a particular party’s candidates, anyone can vote. Thus, the idea that Democrats in an Operation Chaos-type maneuver decided to vote for Dave Brat over | Read More »
Was Immigration Important in Eric Cantor’s Loss? Yes and No
Was immigration the biggest factor in Eric Cantor’s loss? Much of the post mortem analysis of the primary election in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has focused on immigration as the issue that allowed political neophyte Dave Brat to beat the House Majority Leader. But was it really the most important issue in the race? Actually, no, it was not.
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