S.P.E.C.T.E.R.

    He did it again. But no Republican should have been surprised. Sen. Arlen Specter has a long history of stabbing his party’s conservatives in the back. Ronald Reagan was one of the first to feel the point of his blade: At the end of his first term, he voted against the Reagan Administration in two bitter, losing battles: to make William Bradford Reynolds associate attorney general, and Jefferson Sessions | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Feb. 10, 2009

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/10/obama-wants-congress-pass-stimulus-plan/ ‘The party now is over,’ Obama declares President pressures Congress in prime time — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/10/bailout-recipients-keep-donating-to-politicians/ EXCLUSIVE: Bailout recipients keep donating — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/10/senate-beats-gop-effort-to-block-stimulus/ GOP plan to block stimulus fails Vote hailed as a victory for Obama — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/10/some-words-spell-frustration-for-americans/ Many Americans vexed by spelling — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/10/obama-snubs-black-press-shakes-up-seating-routines/ CURL: Obama snubs black press — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/10/public-private-aid-seen-for-toxic-loans/ Public-private aid seen for toxic loans — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/10/us-now-eyes-bid-for-un-rights-council/ U.S. eyes bid for U.N. | Read More »

    Proposed amendment to the Senate’s stimulus

    (which I am sending to GA Sen. Saxby Chambliss) Every federal taxpayer dollar sent to states and local governments (to get them out of the hole they created) must be matched by $3 in actual cuts at given government’s level.  Get a $1 for every $3 you cut.  Right your ship, cut spending, and move on. If other states and localities are refusing federal bailout | Read More »

    Safe, Independent, and Free

    Never a day goes by that another commentator does not fill our ears with prophesies of doom and gloom for the future of our nation and our party.  They look at the mess we’re in and just throw their hands in the air and say “I guess the government’s going to have to bail us out.”  They look at the election returns and say that | Read More »

    Today’s Headlines — Feb. 3, 2009

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/03/holder-confirmed-gop-refocuses-on-daschle/ Holder confirmed; GOP refocuses on Daschle — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/03/clinton-will-ask-europeans-to-turn-obama-support-i/ Clinton to ask European aid on U.S. issues — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/03/blackwater-under-review-in-afghanistan/ Blackwater under review in Afghanistan — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/03/obamas-executive-orders-signed-at-an-historic-pace/ Obama wields pen at historic pace — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/03/chicago-hires-outsider-to-head-public-schools/ Chicago hires outsider to head public schools — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/03/press-secretary-with-wit-and-drawl/ Press secretary with wit and drawl — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/03/maryland-slots-bids-fall-short-of-hopes/ Maryland slots bids fall short of hopes — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/03/looking-for-change-in-unlikely-places/ PRUDEN: Looking for change in | Read More »

    Sarah Palin endorses Rick Perry for reelection

    The Texas Republican gubernatorial primary race has just gotten more interesting. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Sarah Palin has endorsed Texas Governor Rick Perry for reelection. According to Wayne Slater, who wrote the Morning News story, Gov. Perry’s campaign is using the Palin endorsement to try to peel away conservative support among women for Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison, Perry’s main opponent in the GOP primary | Read More »

    Steele: Get the RNC Web Site Fixed!

    Open letter to the eCampaign folks at www.gop.com Alas, the GOP web site at www.gop.com has a few good ideas, but they are currently poorly, poorly implemented.  The GOP has a pretty fair idea in allowing one to set up your own web site/blog at whatever-your-id.gop.com – however their whole platform is so buggy, it’s going to result in more harm than good.  I’ll just hit | Read More »

    (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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