Someone didn’t tell Mike Rogers and Devin Nunes the Rules Of Republican Support(TM)
For a while now, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has told conservatives that we risk Republicans losing to Democrats when we pit outsiders against incumbents because we don’t like their politics. However, the NRSC clearly doesn’t communicate with members of the House of Representatives and their cohorts in the NRCC where these rules are concerned, as two GOP representatives are fundraising again one of their | Read More »
The Coming GOP Youth Vote Armageddon: Not So Fast
There has been much written regarding the youth vote and how it relates to the future success of the Republican Party on the national stage. This discussion blends into the overall consensus that the GOP has lost the votes of minority demographics throughout the electorate. In other words, the youth vote is considered a minority vote akin to that of African-Americans, Hispanics, or Asians. But | Read More »
The Establishment GOP has endorsed an Open Borders Lobbyist over a Combat Vet in New York CD-3
The New York RINO GOP party bosses that brought us Dede Scozzafava, and who backstab GrassRoot conservatives at every junction, have totally outdone themselves this time. The time has never been more ripe to defeat the race baiting head of the DCCC and Congressman from New York’s 3rd Congressional District, Steve Israel. And who do the party bosses choose to endorse? A radical open borders, pro-amnesty | Read More »
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Republicans and Donald Trump
So, this morning, I saw a tweet promoted by the Republican Leadership Conference 2014 account, and I was curious because, you know, New Orleans is a two hour drive and I could’ve taken a day to go check this out. I clicked the link and immediately decided it was not worth a missed day of work. Why? The latest speakers to confirm are Donald Trump, | Read More »
NC GOP Primary Results Open Thread
Tonight is the North Carolina primary election. The big race to watch is the GOP Senate primary between Greg Brannon, Thom Tillis, and Mark Harris. Early results show Tillis with a large lead while Brannon and Harris split the rest of the pie. Republicans and conservatives have been divided in this race, whether it was about liberal records or rookie mistakes and missteps. After tonight, | Read More »
GOP Poised to Control More State Legislatures
The Wall Street Journal has a story this morning that shows how the Senates of five of our states – Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Oregon and Maine – could switch to Republican control. In each of these Senates all the GOP has to do is win three seats or less. And, if they play their cards right, they could even pick up four more (the House | Read More »
Ohio Republican Primary Endorsements
On Tuesday, the Ohio primaries will be held. The only GOP primary races of interest involve congressional seats and there are only four at that where there is any competition. Let’s leave the best for last- the 8th district represented by John Boehner. The Ninth District is held by Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur. This northern Ohio district anchored in Toledo is the strongest Democratic district | Read More »
Indiana Republican Primary “Endorsements”
It is a rather slow year for electoral interest in Indiana. Republicans hold 8 of their 9 House seats and with no gubernatorial or Senate races this year, that is where the interest will be. 3rd District- Incumbent Marlin Stutzman will face two challengers in the primary. Located in the northeastern corner of Indiana, this is perhaps the most Republican of the Indiana districts. Mark | Read More »
T.W.’s Campaign Rally in Tulsa
Today I went to a campaign rally for T.W. Shannon at the Green Country Event Center in Tulsa and it was a blast. Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee all showed up for him and boy the crowds really ate them up. Ted Cruz especially got everybody fired up. Sarah Palin and Mike Lee were also terrific while speaking. T.W. Shannon himself while speaking | Read More »
Nevada GOP no longer opposes abortion or same-sex marriage [UPDATE]
I’m speechless, but Las Vegas isn’t. They are a finalist in the running for the 2016 Republican National Convention. They even have a website set up at www.lasvegas2016.com.
Maybe they should put that on the website.
Or maybe this isn’t where the party is going, huh?
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Easter 1916 And A Lesson For The GOP
The situation facing the Irish Republican faction in Ireland in 1916 was grim. Though thee movement had made immense strides towards Irish independence in the first decade of the 20th Century, World War I had bought it to a halt. Thousands of Irishmen joined the British Army at the outbreak of the war, many of them had died on the Western Front and at Gallipoli. | Read More »
The Tea Party: More Philosophy and Less Politics
In a previous article, I tried to statistically illustrate that the Tea Party’s electoral strength in 2010 was exaggerated by the media. Although there were some 56 or so members officially in the Tea Party Caucus in the House, it represented about 25% of total Republicans. In the interim, the media had said the power of the Tea Party was waning yet the number of Tea Party-affiliated, | Read More »
Picking and Choosing
On Saturday, I volunteered to help out at a Day of Action event in the city where I live. The Louisiana GOP had two forces in play – door-to-door activists and people working the phones. One of the first things I noticed is that phone records are apparently really out of date because of the calls I made, a ton were disconnected. That is neither | Read More »
Lost in Space
I want the GOP to win both houses of Congress, but not at the cost of getting home. This means that we have to have leadership and candidates who support the values we as Republicans hold dear, not the values of the Washington D.C. establishment.
Maybe if we stuck to just a few points, we can have a general direction home?
Repeal Obamacare, repeal it not fix it
Stop the growth of government in all directions – not slow it down, not cut the rate of increase, stop it
If Republicans can’t get agreement on these two points in the 2014-2016 session, hopefully with control of both houses of congress, then we’ve failed, regardless of how many (R)’s are next to names on the roll call.
If we can’t get break through the 24-hour news cycle into voters’ minds and hearts, and motivate them to support real issue candidates, not straw men and incumbents, then the GOP will remain lost in space.
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GA Senate race: Karen Handel is the only one with cojones
With high profile support from Sarah Palin, and now the American Future Fund, it’s very possible that Handel can accomplish it.
I hope she does.
Of all the candidates, she is the only one to show pure backbone. As my uncle used to say “if the queen had balls, she’d be king,” Karen’s got ’em where the other candidates don’t. Where they’ve got resumes, she’s got scars. Where they have degrees, she has life lessons.
This is not to say that Kingston, Broun, and Gingrey are without merit, but they are more properly in the House, where they can be followers and group-thinkers. In the Senate, which the GOP is expected to take from the Democrats this year, we need pure cojones.
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