Term Limits: The Cure For Thad Cochran And Other Career Politicians
Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel Despite the best efforts of Karl Rove, the US Chamber of Crony Capitalism, Haley Barbour, Mitt Romney, and the GOP establishment career politicians, the regulars of the DC social scene, the ones who can always be counted one to vote against principles(and the people), have suffered defeats this primary season, Dave Brat taking out House majority | Read More »
Obama: Congress was consulted on deserter-for-terrorist swap
While on a trip to Poland in an effort to further demoralize our already jittery allies, Barack Obama defended his swapping of five very seasoned Taliban guerrilla commanders ensconced at Club Gitmo for an American deserter. President Barack Obama defended his decision to release five detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl today, saying the country had an obligation to | Read More »
Why Are the Republicans Committing Suicide?
With what could be a wave election on the horizon in November due to the unpopularity of Obamacare, why is the Republican leadership raising the white flag? With the end result being a perpetual Democrat lock on the White House if amnesty brings tens of million illegals out of the shadows and into the voter booths, why is the Republican leadership ridiculing those who oppose | 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 »
Boehner’s Bootlickers Continued: The Ohio Opportunist vs. Matt Lynch
This is a continuation of our series highlighting members who represent the priorities of House Speaker John Boehner and leadership instead of conservatives. You can view the previous posts here: Part 1 , Part 2 Part 3 ,Part 4. Not surprisingly, Ohio is filled with GOP members who serve as Boehner bootlickers, due to his presence in the state’s delegation. Conservatives have a lot of | Read More »
They Lied to Us
We told you so. During the battle to defund Obamacare last fall, we all warned that the schism within the party was about more than strategy; it was about the future of Obamacare itself. At the time, our opponents within the party mocked our effort to defund Obamacare as a folly and even asserted that our strategy was distracting from the problems with Obamacare itself | Read More »
Why Primaries Matter
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who Republicans chose to respond to President Obama’s State of the Union address this year, says Republicans are giving up on Obamacare. They’re going to start tinkering with it instead, thereby setting the stage for it staying around. Once the GOP fixes all the objectionable parts, there’ll be no reason to scrap it, but there’ll also be no funding mechanisms. All the | Read More »
These are our Leaders?
Imagine the leaders of the Democrat Party mocking the party faithful. Try to conjure up the image of Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid running false ads against liberal candidates. Save that thought in your mind because you will never see it in real life. Democrats harness the power of their base to advance the cause of their ideology and party platform. Republican leaders, on the | Read More »
Foxhole Conversions vs. Real Commitments
Politicians are no different than any other salesman trying to market a product or service. When they are challenged by competition and when voters are presented with choices, they begin to improve their representation. The latest example of election-year foxhole conversions took place today during the votes on competing budget proposals for FY 2015. As we noted last week, the problem with the Ryan budget | Read More »
Boehner Primary challenger interview.
With just 26 days until the primary I thought I post a link to an interview I did with Roger Hansen last week. This was given to me in raw cut so I could post. Eric Gurr, Boehner primary challenger interview.
After Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy Are Not Options
With the primaries going as they are coupled with existing pledges from Republicans in the House of Representatives, it is becoming more and more certain that John Boehner will not remain as Speaker of the House after this year. A number of candidates ahead in primaries, including John Ratcliffe in Texas and others, have pledged to oppose Boehner as Speaker come 2015. Likewise, by my | Read More »
House Leadership Makes Another End-Run Around Conservatives
Once again, House GOP leaders have shown why it is important for us to elect enough stalwarts to replace the entire leadership team. Every Republican complains about spending. One establishment Republican is even running an ad promising to “castrate” D.C. spending. Yet few of them are committed to blocking a new spending increase, much less roll back existing programs. Today, House leaders brought a bill | Read More »
Boehner’s Bootlickers Continued: The Louisiana Liberal
This is a continuation of our series highlighting members who hail from red districts, yet represent the priorities of House Speaker John Boehner and leadership instead of conservatives. Part 1 can be viewed here, part 2 here and part 3 here. When leadership wants an obscure face to carry their water in the media, to whom do they turn? When they want someone to say | Read More »
Next Weekend, House Republicans Collaborate With Left-Wing Interests Against Conservatives
Next weekend, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and twenty-five other members of Congress are flying to Amelia Island to collaborate with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress. The Republican Main Street Partnership’s offshoot “Main Street Advocacy” is hosting the event at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island. Steve LaTourette, a liberal Republican former Congressman from Ohio, is the face in front of | Read More »
Boehner’s Bootlickers Continued: The Flipper
This is a continuation of our series highlighting members who hail from red districts, yet represent the priorities of House Speaker John Boehner and leadership instead of conservatives. Part 1 can be viewed here and part 2 here. Like most new candidates during the 2010 election cycle, this member ran on a Tea Party platform. He kicked off his campaign in August 2009 promising it | Read More »