Carson Wants to Meet With Ryan Before Trump Does
As Trump is planning to meet with Republican leaders in Washington this Thursday, sources are saying that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has asked to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan first. Since Carson is the opposite of his boorish, arrogant boss, Donald Trump, this is not surprising. Carson has moved from the quiet, almost comatose, candidate with a “Heal. Inspire. Revive” campaign to a mouthpiece | Read More »
No Tolerance for Former Candidates Who Support Nominee Trump
Despite what the pro-Trump crowd concludes about last night, the #NeverTrump crowd isn’t going away. Those of us who have always believed never actually means never aren’t suddenly deciding to “unite” around Trump, though RNC chairman Reince Priebus commands that. Too many “principled” conservatives are falling victim to the groupthink which says you must coalesce around the person with (R) next to their name. This letter means nothing when | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s Twinkie Defense
Twinkie Defense: A phrase meaning to circumvent responsibility for one’s own actions and instead blame the results of those actions on something illogical and external to oneself. Absurd Mitt Romney Defense Number One: “First of all, my investments are not made by me. My investments for the last 10 years have been in a blind trust, managed by a trustee.” – Mitt Romney, Florida Republican | Read More »
Rick Perry: True Outsider
The words “establishment” and “outsider” are wield pretty fast and loose in presidential elections. This election is hardly unique. Not so sure we’re all on the same page though, so I thought I would clarify, at least, from my vantage point. I’ll start with defining “outsider” by using myself as the example. I am someone who has never held public office, never worked for someone | Read More »
The Herd Thins.
Okay, the Republican field has been miserable so far. It’s already apparent that certain elements, the establishment RINOs on one side and the frantically maneuvering Marxists attempting to influence you as to this candidate or that on the other, don’t have our best interests in mind. Pretty obviously, anyone touted by either camp should be carefully examined in the light of real conservatism. Laura Bush | Read More »
The Winning 2012 Ticket
I am happy to announce that I will be joining Alvin Greene in his effort to take the Oval Office. After a sleepless night worrying if Alvin could win without a strong second fiddle, I decided a Greene-Pickle ticket could win the White House. It is with great humility that I encourage Alvin to take the #1 spot as Greene-Pickle sounds better than Pickle-Greene. Seriously, Greene-Pickle kind | Read More »
Toeing The Line.
In an article I wrote for Skip’s column on September 18 (read here), I challenged Charles Krauthammer’s comments regarding the election of Christine O’Donnell, an act which he, along with many others, believed would give Delaware to the Democrats on a plate. It was one of the rare occasions that I found myself disagreeing with this writer, who I admire greatly. In the same article, | Read More »
Candidates Need to Take the Black Vote Seriously
As a black conservative, I have attempted to assist congressional candidates reach out to minority voters, only to be rebuffed. While the staffers I have spoken to were polite, it is obvious that they do not consider it worthwhile to even want to attempt to make an effort to win disaffected, like-minded black voters. This is a major mistake. While many black voters are not | Read More »
Top Ten Republicans To Watch
Chris Cillizza from The Fix at the Washington Post has compiled a very good list of Republicans to watch for 2012. Of course, my man, is number one.