Republicans Declare Soviet Union is Here to Stay
Were it Tom Coburn in the White House in 1981 instead of Ronald Reagan, we’d still be dealing with the Soviet Union. Ronald Reagan was in the minority who thought the Soviets should be fought and could be beaten. The majority of Republicans and Democrats alike had so thoroughly bought into detente and peaceful coexistence and containment that Reagan had to fight his own side | Read More »
The Ephialtes Establishment in the Republican Party
I can see how the GOP loses in November of 2014. The establishment and base have moved so far apart the base is about ready to go third party or sit at home. If the GOP does not make a stand against Obamacare, they will not see the energy they need to effectively compete in 2014. Let me explain what is happening and what will | Read More »
The Magical Mythical History of the Government Shutdown Hurting Republicans
There is a lot of talk these days about how the GOP cannot afford to shut down the government like they did in 1995. “Remember,” they the chattering class say, “the GOP got destroyed at the polls in 1996.” That talk has everything to do with the Democrats winning the message battle in the media, but has nothing to do with anything else. Let’s roll | Read More »
IRS rank-and-file STILL not getting it?
Oh, pity this poor, poor, put-upon Cincinnati office anonymous IRS lawyer. S/he wrote in to Robert Anderson’s Witnesseth blog after Anderson noted that campaign contributions among IRS lawyers skewed heavily towards Democrats (government lawyers in general do, really). After complaining a bit about that awful Republican party, and its hostility towards government lawyers, the government lawyer finished up: …if there is a lack of political | Read More »
‘This Town’ Needs an Enema
Mark Leibovich of the New York Times has written a pretty scathing book about Washington, DC, called This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital. It is a pretty accurate portrayal of the Washington, DC more and more Americans have come to hold in contempt. There exists in Washington a new aristocracy where, for example, a poor boxer from | Read More »
Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, have given up the filibuster for executive nominations. Under a deal struck, the Democrats will not deploy the nuclear option, but the Republicans will let the President fill a number of positions the GOP has been blocking. Among the positions will be the ever important National Labor Relations Board, which has pursued a disastrous anti-free market agenda. As Senator | Read More »
Why Republicans Are Leaving “Republican” Behind
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Anne Sorock to discuss a fascinating new study on why Republicans are leaving the GOP label, why the Tea Party movement has been able to bring in traditional Republicans and how rising stars like Ted Cruz can breathe new life into the Grand Old Party.
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Tech at Night: Catching up after a cold.
Woof. This week I had my worst cold in years, the worst I had since the first CPAC I attended. Boy was that a miserable trip home, let me tell you, sick as a dog, with insufficient Claritin Ds to get me through it. I was lucky the middle seat was empty for me on both flights I had to get home! At least this week I could stay home, and sleep.
I’ve got a ton to cover, and I’m not really at 100% yet, so apologies for making this a bit scattershot tonight. Especially since the victory in Texas distracted me from finishing this promptly! (Edit: It’s also help if I remembered to hit Publish…)
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Freedom is resistance
As ObamaCare collapses into a pile of flaming garbage on the eve of full implementation, there’s a cottage industry of liberals screaming that it’s all the fault of those dastardly Republicans, because they won’t fix the idiotic program that none of them voted for. We’ve heard this sort of complaint throughout the Obama presidency, of course – his endless failures are always the fault of | Read More »
Dear GOP: Don’t Get Cute With This
The President has decided to scrap the employer mandate in Obamacare. It is questionable if he actually can do this without Congress okaying it. But no one will challenge him. The scrapping is really a delaying until after the election. Republican strategists are already opining that we should fight to repeal the individual mandate too. What’s good for employers should be good for people after | Read More »
Go Rogue or Go Home
Much has been made about Sarah Palin’s comments on going third party. I just have one problem with the comments about Governor Palin’s remarks. Though she was answering a question about going third party, I did not and still do not interpret her remarks as expressing an outright willingness to go third party. Governor Palin has long been a disruptive candidate and, as a disruptive | Read More »
CONFIRMED: Georgia Right to Life Opposes Legislation to Prohibit Abortions
With friends like these… Life News confirms Georgia Right to Life is opposed to one of the most pro-life pieces of legislation to come out of Congress since the partial birth abortion ban. While the rest of the pro-life movement lobbies today for the ban on abortions from 20 weeks to the point of birth, one pro-life organization is apparently calling members of Congress to | Read More »
They That Are Fated To Be Fools Have One Consolation
Marco Rubio told Sean Hannity yesterday that he had wanted border security before amnesty, but now thinks we need amnesty first so, in paying the government for their amnesty, we can use the illegal aliens’ to pay for securing the border. After all, the border will take several years to secure, so we should encourage people to cross the border illegally and forge documents to | Read More »
Tech at Night: Republicans right on broadband. An anti-anarchist, pro-America online gang emerges.
Normally in Tech at Night I try to find the big trends that can be pieced together from all the little stories we see going on. Right now the trend continues to be that Republicans are trying to make American Internet access even better than it already is, while the rest of the world is going in the wrong direction.
Don’t believe me? Europe wants to regulate the Internet even more. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans are hard at work looking to protect us online from China, and to make sure wireless spectrum is allocated efficiently, rather than set aside for Obama’s preferred vendors.
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Go Big or Go Home
In 1960, Barry Goldwater published The Conscience of a Conservative. In it, he noted Conservatism is not an economic theory, though it has economic implications. The shoe is precisely on the other foot: it is Socialism that subordinates all other considerations to man’s material well-being. It is Conservatism that puts material things in their proper place — that has a structured view of the human | Read More »