Lessons of the Week from Texas to CPAC
Without any galvanized or united tea party/conservative opposition pitted against a 12 year, popular incumbent, 40% of Texas Republicans still voted against John Cornyn. Put it to you this way — RedState did not oppose John Cornyn and one of our own front page contributors did work for him on this campaign. And without anyone really campaigning against him, 40% of Texas Republicans still wanted | Read More »
Libertarians and traditional conservatives get along?
I just read an article by YouTube blogger and FreedomWorks policy analyst Julie Borowski who’s one of my favorite libertarian thinkers. She mentioned a panel for CPAC this year called “Can Libertarians and Social Conservatives get along?”. Here’s a segment of what she said. Can libertarians and social conservatives find common ground? It’s important to define what it means to be a libertarian. Libertarianism is | Read More »
Tags: 2014 midterms
, Drug War
, privatized marriage
, Progressive Leftist
, Rand Paul
, Rick Santorum
, Ron Paul
, social conservative
A Libertarianish Foreign Policy?
I say yes on the spot. Back during the Bush years, we thought we could try democratizing countries the way we did. Looking at Iraq 11 years after we invaded, that type of model has failed miserably. Not against supporting freedom movements like that what happened in Iran in 2009 (which Obama was silent on). But doing so by military force doesn’t work. I advise | Read More »
, Foreign Policy
, national security
, Rand Paul
, Ron Paul
The Ted Cruz Effect in the Texas GOP Primaries
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss the outlook for the GOP’s race to take back the Senate, why Republicans are better at midterm elections than Democrats and how the Ted Cruz effect impacted the Texas elections yesterday.
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A Humorous Look at CPAC From a “Moderate” Republican Viewpoint
Author’s note: This piece is a re-post from BizPac Review. Code Red (State) Alert: It is highly recommended that all liberal Democrats, Independents and even some moderate Republicans (if there are any left) power down their media devices the weekend of March 6 – 8. Choosing to ignore this warning means you will be inundated with news flashes of anti-Obama speeches from hordes of conservative | Read More »
Let’s not poll the general election before anyone campaigns
People love general election matchup polling. For some it’s the ultimate way to decide which candidate is the best choice to win a primary. But even if that’s true, it is possible to run such polls too soon.
Right now, it’s too soon to poll the 2016 Presidential race.
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, Chris Christie
, Hillary Clinton
, Jeb Bush
, Marco Rubio
, Paul Ryan
, Quinnipiac University
, Rand Paul
, Ted Cruz
Two-In-One Diary ~ The Importance of Religious Liberty/Will There Be A Libertarian President?
This is gonna be something I’ll try to do every once in a while so as to save time. Sometimes the subjects will be related, other times there’ll be as far apart as can be like today. The Importance of Religious Liberty Kristen Powers wrote a ridiculous column calling the religious liberty bill proposed in the KS Legislature anti-gay Jim Crow. While Powers to her | Read More »
Tech at Night: We really need to primary big regulator Bill Shuster.
Sometimes you just know somebody needs primaried. Wednesday I learned of a member of Congress who’s clearly only in the House because daddy was in the House before him, and he’s using the influence he has out a personal sense of entitlement. That’s clearly why Bill Shuster wants to ban phones on planes, despite both the OBama FCC and FAA thinking it’s a good idea to let the market decide this. Shuster was first elected in 2001. He needs a refresher on what happened in 2001, that would make us consider why passengers on planes may want that option, and why we should let Mister Market figure it out, instead of a blanket ban.
Look we get it, he’s big important man and he flies on planes often, and so he wants to order the airlines to do what he wants, because that’s what he thinks the perk of being the son of a Congressman is. But that’s why we need to defeat his bill, and defeat him in the primary.
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, bill shuster
, Communications Act
, Edward Snowden
, Net Neutrality
, peter king
, Rand Paul
, Tech at Night
Clintons’ poverty-producing policies worse than pecadillos
That’s right, both Clintons are Democrats who favor economic policies that have an irrefutable track record of killing jobs, preventing their creation in the first place, trapping families in welfare dependence and destroying middle class wealth via housing busts. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is correct when he identifies former President Clinton as a sexual predator who has waged a personal war on women. But many pundits consider | Read More »
Dr. Paul Broun Should Be Georgia’s Next Senator
The race to replace Saxby Chambliss as Georgia’s next Senator is already shaping up to be very competitive. The presumptive Democratic nominee is Michelle Nunn, daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn. There are eight Republican candidates; five of them being major contenders. They are: Congressman Paul Broun, Congressman Phil Gingrey, Congressman Jack Kingston, former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, and businessman David Perdue. For | Read More »
Tech at Night: Julius Genachowski goes into private equity. Peter King vs Rand Paul.
They told us for years that Mitt Romney was a terrible person because of his ties to private equity. Now Julius Genachowski, Obama’s first FCC chair is going into private equity, and not a peep from the radicals.
Erick Erickson’s already covered all the reasons Peter King should be excluded from polite political society, but I just want to remind as well that Rand Paul’s grandstanding isn’t all that great. Snowden is an unrepentant criminal and traitor and it’s a shame that Paul is just sucking up to his father’s crazier fans. I guess he really wants their campaign donations more than he wants his dignity.
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Peter King Raised Money for Terrorists While They Were Murdering American Allies
John McCain really captures the essence of Peter King. There is little in Mr. King’s singularly unimpressive legislative record to suggest that he is motivated by anything other than a compulsion to utter provocative sound bites. I have never met a single other Republican who felt that Mr. King spoke for the party or for any Republican other than himself. Indeed, the only Republican organization | Read More »
Rep. Peter King of New York Supported a Soviet Backed Terrorist Group
Rep. Peter King lashed out at Senator Rand Paul today over Sen. Paul’s position on the National Security Agency.In a bit of hysteria, he questioned Senator Paul’s patriotism and loyalty to the United States. This is pretty rich considering Rep. Peter King, during the Cold War, supported a Soviet backed terrorist group responsible for killing many. King, ardently supported the Irish Republican Army. The intelligence | Read More »
Rand Paul on the Government Shutdown
“Well, I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it’s a conundrum. Here’s the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can’t | Read More »
What model should the GOP look toward?
I’m NOT endorsing Chris Christie for 2016 at all. I haven’t much appreciated his comments about libertarianism. And there’s some other things as well like his placing the special election for Lautenberg’s old Senate seat several weeks prior to the general election. But here’s the thing, unlike Cuccinelli in VA, he’s gonna win BIG time tomorrow. He’s projected to win most of the demographic groups | Read More »