McCain may get primaried…
Actually he will. There are a couple of guys who’ve already announced. Chris Simcox and Jim Deakin. Simcox is marginally well known as a founder of The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and has some baggage that he will bring to the primary. He also has the ability to raise some funds outside of Arizona. Deakin is basically unknown to all but his immediate family and | Read More »
Airplanes that should be eliminated – and an airplane that should not
A Friday, September 25 article from Roll Call indicates that the Senate Defense spending bill has eliminated two Gulfstreams for Congressional Member use. Considering the massive and utterly unsustainable budget deficits that this government is now running, this is good – these aircraft are a waste of taxpayer dollars for the benefit of those like Nancy Pelosi who clearly do not deserve it. This report | Read More »
Hey Republicans: Stop Standing Up for Obama!
The backlash against politicians at town halls is a bipartisan phenomenon. Both Republicans and Democrats have been feeling the heat from a very upset American public. This was shown very clearly at a recent town hall event for Senator John McCain, who opposed President Barack Obama in the 2008 elections. At this town hall, McCain was booed as he expressed that he “sincerely” trusts that | Read More »
On Sotomayor, Senate Republicans Should Follow John McCain
In the coming days, the Senate will debate the nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court, culminating in a vote later this week. It appears that a majority of Republicans will oppose her nomination, but in doing so, they must have a consistent message explaining why. Interestingly, they need look no further than John McCain. Yesterday, in announcing his intention to vote against | Read More »
Over 600,000 Polled: 80% Support Governor Palin 2012 Run
A Newsmax.com poll reveals that nearly four out of five respondents would support Sarah Palin as the Republican nominee for president in 2012. A slightly larger majority believe the then-Alaska governor helped John McCain in the 2008 presidential race — while only 31 percent think McCain did a good job running for president.
I trust Sarah…
I am one of millions who have not spent “their whole lives 100% marinated in politics” I’ve been paying attention since 9/11…and the one thing I can’t stand in politics is the lying. I am a great judge of character, just look at the friends I’ve made here at RS ..I have 20 different hobbies, 2 wifes and three kids…I’m a busy guy..I don’t | Read More »
Moderates circle the wagons…for Charlie Crist. What are they afraid of?
The putative leaders of the Senate Republicans, Senators McConnell, McCain and Cornyn will be in Florida soon to raise money for Charlie Crist. “Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist is getting a big boost for his U.S. Senate bid from a bevy of GOP A-listers. Helping to raise money for Crist in Washington are Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chairman Sen. | Read More »
My first vote, vindicated.
Promoted from the diaries by James Richardson The first presidential candidate I ever voted for was John McCain, and I’m willing to admit that, at the time, I definitely had some doubts about whether it was the right decision. This is partially because, having been born in New York and having witnessed the tail-end of his gentrification efforts, I was a Giuliani fan until he | Read More »
Advice for a “moderate” Republican who voted Obama over McCain.
This is in response to gsy987 here, complaining that the GOP needs to adjust itself to make “moderates” more comfortable. Of course, his advice, like that of David Frum, Rick Moran, David Brooks, etc. is that we jettison social conservatives and demand less loyalty of “moderates” toward the party. My father here is exhibit A right now in everything that is wrong with the Republican | Read More »
Meghan McCain: Just Stop It
I can’t understand this dynasty/legacy mentality of some politicians and their children. Just what is it that makes Chelsea Clinton or Meghan McCain think they are the voice of their parents’ political parties? I can only wonder that maybe they believe they are heirs to nobles in some gotti kingdom of politics. Whatever the case may be, Meghan McCain cries for the limelight again. In | Read More »
Meghan McCain: Just Stop It
Reaction to Meghan McCain’s recent exclusive statements on the GOP
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Cultural battles lost despite, not because of, Dobson and Reagan
The failures of all conservatives for the last 45 years, not just the failures of Reagan’s social conservatives for the past 30 years, have led to the present circumstance. Recent remarks by James Dobson of Focus on the Family (referred to below) concerning the culture battles/war have been picked up on by the Drive-by Media to declare victory over the supposed theocracy-seeking social conservatives in | Read More »
In case you had a shred of respect left for McCain…
maybe this will cure you. Arizona Sen. John McCain made the dubious claim Friday that Sept. 11 hijackers entered the United States through Canada — just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the former governor of Arizona, said the same thing. Napolitano retracted her claim on Thursday after Canadian officials chided her for the remark, calling it an unfortunate misconception. Napolitano admitted Thursday that | Read More »
Where is Dusty Springfield when you REALLY need her?
OK, so it looks like John McCain has a primary opponent for his reelection bid in 2010. According to Ben Smith at Politico, a candidate will be announcing as early as tomorrow that he will run against McCain in the ’10 Republican Primary. Yay!!! Well, maybe.
John Cornyn Makes His Choice, And It’s A Bad One
You know, I generally like, and support Senator John Cornyn. He has been a great Senator, and was outstanding as Attorney General of Texas. So it pains me to have to write this entry. In fact, as part of my continuing series on the time for choosing in the Republican party, I had something completely different planned for this spot. But Senator Cornyn has made | Read More »