The Chris McDaniel Legacy Haunts the Republican Party
Chris McDaniel ran for the United States Senate as a Republican. He won the Republican Primary in Mississippi, but was thrown into a runoff against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) 34%, the incumbent. During the runoff, the Republican Party in Mississippi and Washington pulled out all the stops to stop McDaniel. They assailed outside conservative groups as malevolent influences in the Republican Party. | Read More »
The Beginning of the End
The beginning of the end of the Republican Party has started. On Friday, I told you the Republican Party is dying. Then, yesterday, Ross Douthat in the New York Times echoed my key point. Mine was that the Republican leaders in Washington would see the decline of Donald Trump as proof that they need do nothing to change. Like the Bourbons of France, they’d forget | Read More »
Stop Complaining About Donald Trump
On paper, Donald Trump should not be an issue for any of the 2016 Republican candidates, given Trump’s background. Trump has been on record supporting a Canadian style, universal healthcare system. He received several deferments to avoid the Vietnam War. His company reportedly hired illegal aliens. He has had several businesses go bankrupt. He has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats and their | Read More »
John Kasich Is Not Running to be President
Dan Balz at the Washington Post reports that John Kasich has hired John Weaver and Fred Davis to be his campaign consultants, strategists, pillagers of his bank account, and all around agents of a pseudo-Presidential campaign. Kasich has, no doubt, looked in the mirror every day since he left Fox News calling himself “Mr. President.” But Kasich is not now running to be President. Surely, | Read More »
Politically, I am Through with Sarah Palin
It’s time for a break up. If you haven’t already seen, Sarah Palin has endorsed Bill Walker and Byron Mallott’s Independent-Democrat “Unity” ticket in the Alaska gubernatorial race over Republican incumbent Sean Parnell. She endorses the Independent-Democrat ticket over the man who was her own lieutenant governor. Because of this, as far as Republican politics are concerned, I’m finished with Sarah Palin. I have nothing but | Read More »
Race: A Conservative View
The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, ought to cause us to pause and reflect on the issue of race in America. It seems like after every incident similar to what is happening in that St. Louis suburb, we hear calls from our friends on the Left for a “national conversation on race”. It is a conversation we have needed to have for decades, and it | Read More »
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How the GOP Can Win the Climate Change Debate
Although global climate change does not rank very high on the list of concerns of the electorate, that list does provide some insights on how the Republican Party can seize the debate and move forward. There will always be a fringe on the Left who would like to return the American economy to the equivalent of pre-colonial America and they are a lost cause. The following | Read More »
Was Immigration Important in Eric Cantor’s Loss? Yes and No
Was immigration the biggest factor in Eric Cantor’s loss? Much of the post mortem analysis of the primary election in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District has focused on immigration as the issue that allowed political neophyte Dave Brat to beat the House Majority Leader. But was it really the most important issue in the race? Actually, no, it was not.
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Michelle Obama lies to Kansas high school graduates…oh the irony
Oh the irony. Michelle Obama spoke to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas on May 16, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which legally ended school segregation.
The lies come so easily. It’s Michelle Obama’s generation that is dragging our nation back into racism, a racism that is almost totally absent in most 18 year olds.
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American Opportunity Alliance: Come for Social Liberalism. Stay for Wall Street Cronyism.
Pay attention to this story. Put the American Opportunity Alliance on your radar. Conservatives need to be wary and need to follow money from this group to Republican candidates. A group of billionaires and multi-billionaires intent on pushing gay marriage and amnesty has started an effort to pump money into the Republican Party. The Politico report makes clear as well that these guys want to | Read More »
Could George W. Bush Be The Last Republican President?
Credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters NOTE: Link to 2012 RedState piece. Last week I received an email blast from the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus and it began: Friend, I need your opinion: who would you like to see as the Republican presidential nominee in 2016? You’re one of a few conservative leaders I’ve selected to take our 2016 Presidential | Read More »
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?
On Friday, there were somewhat conflicting articles in the press which may help determine what happens this year in the 2014 midterm elections and in the 2016 presidential election, especially with regards to the Republican Party. The first report was about a Gallup poll which indicated that a record high was recorded for respondents who said they were dissatisfied with their current representatives in Washington. | Read More »
Is the Electoral Strength of the Tea Party Waning?
The Tea Party originated in response to bank bail-outs, government stimuli, growing debt, and, of course Obamacare. As a result, there was an electoral backlash against the administration and its policies in 2010 when Republicans made gains in the Senate and surged to majority status in the House. However, it is important that we look at the 2010 midterm elections and Tea Party performance in | Read More »
Four Steps to Senate Control in 2014
For the third consecutive election cycle, the Republican Party is yet again poised to take control of the Senate. Of course, we said that in 2010 and 2012. In 2014, things may be somewhat different. Coupled with the likely retention of GOP control of the House, this is yet again a unique opportunity which Harry Reid has, coincidentally, made it easier for Republicans to thwart | Read More »
GOP didn’t sabotage Obamacare as Dems did Iraq War
Democrats will soon accuse Republicans against increased premium subsidy-spending under Obamacare, as indifferent to Americans with policies were cancelled by the (un)Affordable (Obama Crack Corn and he don’t) Care Act that Dems enacted into law with zero GOP votes. But this week former Clinton and Obama Administration cabinet member Lawrence Summers joined HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in blaming Republicans for HealthCare.gov website glitches and other failures of | Read More »
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