Where should conservatives be?
P.J. O’Rourke offers an acerbic template, and he views a conservative America as a “land of freedom and responsibility, knowledge, opportunity, accomplishment, honor, truth, trust, and one boring hour each week spent in itchy clothes at church, synagogue, or mosque.” His thesis is that we had the opportunity to move the country in that direction and we blew it, and it’s a thesis I agree | Read More »
Sarah Palin And The Future Of The Republican Party
Sarah Palin is the future of the Republican Party. She accomplished in one week, by herself, with sincerity and integrity what it took Barack Obama two years of scheming, dissembling and fraud with the help of a legion of minions financed by rich power brokers to achieve. The week before the convention she was eating a corn dog at the Alaska State Fair chatting with | Read More »
Finding the Soul of the GOP
Before we have the battle for the future of our country, the GOP is going to have a battle for its soul. The GOP has been using conservatives who were upset with the Democrats for some time now, especially in the South. The thing is, though, the party is not run by real conservatives. It is full of moderates, half-liberals, and people cutting deals with | Read More »
Gingrich Says He’d Serve As GOP Chairman
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Newt Gingrich has let it be known that, if Republicans want him, the former U.S House speaker is willing to serve as chairman of the national party and lead it out of the wilderness it’s blundered into.” Any thoughts? http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/shared-blogs/ajc/politicalinsider/entries/2008/11/09/gingrichsayshedserveasgop.html?cxntlid=homepagetab_newstab
History holds for us the hope of a bright future.
We are in a sorry state, friends As of January, the amount of power Republicans hold in Washington will have to be measured using the Kelvin scale. The Republican “brand name” is about as popular right now as the intestinal flu and we are reeling from the presidency of one of the least popular American leaders in history. We lack a strong, well-spoken national Republican | Read More »
Why Sarah Palin Matters.
Since Election Day, an increasing number of conservatives and Republicans have written here and on other sites and publications of the need for a new direction. I believe that for our party to move into a new century, it needs to do so decisively and without hesitation. I believe that Governor Sarah Palin is the person to do that. Whether indifferent or openly hostile towards | Read More »
Time to move Onward and Upward
Seeing how we lost tough races this past election I think it has to do with a few reasons. These reasons include the erosion of the conservative views and lack of trust that our elected officials hold in office. We need to fix these problems in order to get our ideas out in the open. We need to re-energize our base and find out why | Read More »
Request for Proposal: Major Turnaround and Re-organization
This is a look at tactical turnaround strategies for the GOP from the perspective of a management consultant and private equity professional. In today’s marketplace, the turnaround business is growing quickly. Many companies are facing re-organization processes, financial and debt restructuring, and full-scale operational turnarounds, in efforts to implement efficiencies and stay alive through the downturn. The Republican Party must also face a turnaround, one | Read More »
The Need For Organization in ARand Beyond
I live in the “red” state of Arkansas. We are a strong Christian, conservative bunch, who continuously elect folks like Vic Snyder to Congress. It never ceases to amaze me that a state where folks do not believe in abortion, do not believe in same-sex marriage, has only 13 “wet” counties out of 75, etc, etc, etc, cannot find one viable Republican opponent for Blanche | Read More »
Shades of ’93
On a night like tonight, I cannot help but reflect upon my experiences in the summer of 1993. It was at this time that I was an undergraduate living in Pittsburgh, spending my first summer away from home. Bill Clinton had just been elected the previous year, with a sizable Democratic majority in Congress. The honeymoon hadn’t yet worn off from his presidency, and the | Read More »
as Ronald Reagan would say, now is A Time For Choosing
On this day in 1964, Ronald Reagan spoke to a nationwide television audience on behalf of the Republican presidential nominee. Here are the words of Ronaldus Magnus: “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except | Read More »
Electoral post-mortem in advance
[Just because I think McCain is going to lose, doesn’t mean I’m going to stop fighting for him to win, and I’ll do what I can until November 4th when the election is called one way or the other. Nothing would make me more happy than to be totally surprised by a McCain victory. Nevertheless, I can’t help looking beyond.] If there is any politician | Read More »
the McCain/Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia
Grand Old Partisan attended the McCain/Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia yesterday. The crowd was huge and joyous and enthusiastic. See the Grand Old Partisan blog for photos. Among the preliminary speakers were Senator Fred Thompson, Rep. Tom Davis and Rep. Frank Wolf. Other Virginia luminaries in attendance, with whom I spoke, included former Governor Jim Gilmore, Attorney General Bob McDonnell and former Attorney General Jerry | Read More »
John McCain: A transitional Presidency?
After hearing the convention speech of Sarah Palin, it slowly becameapparent to me that if (God willing) John McCain is elected President,he will be a transitional President, bridging the gap between the “old”Republican Party of the ’80s and ’90s, and the “new” Republican Partyof the future. Sarah Palin is just one representative of the new publicface of the Republican Party, along with Bobby Jindal, Tim | Read More »
Grassley isn’t a delegate, but does it matter?
Many of you may have read previously that the Iowa Republican Party rebuffed Senator Charles Grassley by not selecting the senior Iowa Republican as a delegate to the national convention. This sent a strong signal to Grassley that Iowa conservatives are unhappy, but what impact will it have on the convention? I admit that I am not a political insider. I have not run for a political | Read More »