(UPDATED 2-25-09) The RINO Congressional Chorus from “The Pirates of DC”

    Special thanks to ‘civil_truth’ for his input, and WS Gilbert for his lyrical genius. An apology to those senators and representatives of the GOP who actually do stand up and vote based on what is right. RINO When the liberals give their spiel, (Tarantara! tarantara!) We uncomfortable feel (slump slump slump) And when the ‘cons’ raise up a fuss, (US Constitution’s law) We toss them | Read More »

    Senate Republicans Throw Another Conservative Under the Bus – Jim DeMint

    The Politico reported last week that “GOP Pressures Bunning to Quit” and named two “GOP sources” as authority for a story full of false accusations and rumors.  These sources implied that Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) had not made clear his intentions to run for another term and had not raised enough money to win the 2010 Kentucky Senate race.  In a story linked on Bluegrass | Read More »

    A Positive Thing about Obama: the Deaf and Closed-Captioning Service

    A positive thing about President Obama?  Who in his right mind would say this?  Normally, most conservatives on this site would say no.  And I am a conservative just like most of you are.  However, I am unique among conservatives due to the fact I am Deaf.  I turned conservative just a little over 10 years ago the moment I became a born-again Christian.  But like | Read More »

    Rush Limbaugh, Barack Obama, and Mitch McConnell

    I have previous posited that Mitch McConnell, hero to so many on the right, has infected the GOP with a nasty cancer of defeatism. If you listen to someone like Lincoln Chafee, it’s all part of the plan to hold the caucus together. “He’s a good mathematician and he’s going to be counting votes – especially if Obama will be wading in,” Chafee said. “And | Read More »

    Technology

    Take a look at the picture below: (Click to enlarge) This is a map of the relationship network of Congressional members who are on Twitter. It’s pretty easy to look at this map and get really pumped up: The Republicans “win”. The problem is that GOP dominance of Twitter doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t add up to votes. This map (and I guarantee, the | Read More »

    The Strategic Brilliance of Barack Obama.

    And the real reason it should be of interest to Republicans. There is an old adage in US politics: ‘don’t get into an argument with a guy that buys ink by the barrel.’ Yet that is exactly what Obama did. Why? Just what did Obama do here? He did several things: He put the Republicans there… and indeed everywhere, on notice that Limbaugh won’t be | Read More »

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    The New Tone in Washington: “I won.”

    As reported here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17862.html President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who’s in charge of these negotiations. “I won,” Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation. The exchange arose as top House and Senate Republicans expressed concern to the president about the amount of | Read More »

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    A Brief Note to GOP Elected Officals…

    In which I take on a role I know very well… that of a Father. From here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/17532.html We get the news that The One is coming ‘courting’ It’s no secret Barack Obama is trying to seduce Republicans these days. But his conservative courting runs much deeper and wider than is publicly known. Obama has had meetings with his former opponent John McCain, GOP congressional | Read More »

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    The Enemy Within

    In November, Tennessee voters finally threw the Democrats out of power in the State House, or so they thought. The GOP won a 50-49 majority. Representative Jason Mumpower of Bristol, TN was set to take charge. Mumpower, who had been a Republican leader in the minority, had the backing of the entire caucus, both verbally and in writing. But power is sometimes too tempting — | Read More »

    Democrats’ SCHIP Plans are All Smoke and Mirrors

    Tomorrow House Democrats plan to bring a bill to the floor that will expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program. And just like last year the bill is full of missed opportunities and misplaced priorities. Before I get into the details on how this will raise your taxes I want to make two points perfectly clear:

    The Hispanic Vote.

    Something the Democrats did following their loss in 2000 was to steep itself in far left ideology, they did not consider Bush a legitimate President and went to war with him. The left’s policy in 2004 with the American right was “quid pro quo,” you exposed the lack of character with Clinton out and so we’re going to find a reason to find a lack | Read More »

    What Should Our New Chairman Focus On?

    First Diary! So with all the talk flying around about who will wind up being the next party chairman, there’s not a huge amount of discussion over where his priorities should be.  Yes, yes, I know, he should focus on getting the party back to its roots of small government, strong national defense, and family values.  I’ve heard it a hundred times, I know that | Read More »

    Reid seeks GOP human shields for Dems’ economic stimulus boondoggle

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid advertised Sunday for GOP senators to act as human shields for a trillion dollar ripoff, errr, economic stimulus package Democrats want to shove  down the throats of American taxpayers. Reid assured Meet The Press host David Gregory that the Senate and House Republican leadership had asked to be “part” of the trillion dollar belated Christmas present for president-elect Barack Obama. “This is | Read More »

    Controversy Over RNC Chairman Selection, Emineth Commeth

    To some conservatives, what North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Gary Emineth told The Hill last week is proof of the arrogance of an out-of-touch Republican Party. Emineth says he is being misunderstood, but his words were badly chosen regardless. The Hill quoted Mr. Emineth concerning the selection of the next Republican National Committee Chairman. Mr. Emineth has made a special request during this process, one | Read More »

    Religion and Politics: Christians and the GOP 2008

    Despite serious problems with the position, there remain people for whom it is true Evangelicals and other “Christians” cost the GOP the election in 2008.  The question must be asked why, when no data supports such an opinion, do people continue to hold it?  To be sure, some dislike that Christians believe in Creation and not Evolution and that homosexuality should be sinful and not | Read More »