Gallup: Republicans Prefer Palin for 2012
In a survey of Republicans and political independents who “lean” toward the GOP to determine which prospective candidates they would and would not like to see run for president in 2012, Governor Sarah Palin tops the list of those receiving positive responses. Gallup conducted the poll Nov. 5-16.
MI Morning Update: 11-22-08
710 Days Until Election Day November 22, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Once they’re in power, the Democrats will be reminding the voters that corruption is not limited to Republicans." — Mark GREBNER, of Practical Political Consultants, in MIRS with one reason why Republican could do better in the 2010 election than they did this year. MORNING UPDATE: STATE COMMITTEE MEETING…our next State Committee meeting will | Read More »
Bronx County Young Republicans
Obviously parts of the party leadership are arguing still over who is responsible for our result in this last cycle. Some parts of the party are trying to figure out who should lead next. And some still are arguing what comprises the principles of the party. I myself have decided the best way to fix what ails my political party is to rebuild from the | Read More »
CO-4: A Microcosm of the 2008 Election Results
The results from Colorado’s U.S. House District 4 are representative of the nation as a whole in many ways. The voter demographic is approximately 1/3 each Democrat, Independent, and Republican. The less-populated rural areas voted for Republicans, while the heavily-populated urban areas voted for Democrats. An unpopular incumbent was replaced by someone from the opposing party, even though (s)he was quite liberal. At first glance, | Read More »
The GOP’s Senator Problem
The GOP really does have a Senator problem — a group of old kleptocrats who’ve been around for so long, they view themselves as entitled to power, prestige, and graft.One of the Senators who is not willing to get comfy is Senator Jim DeMint. It must gall the other members of the Senate Republican Caucus that Jim DeMint thinks they should stand for something. After | Read More »
From the “No …. Sherlock” file
According to Gallup: The Republican Party’s image has gone from bad to worse over the past month, as only 34% of Americans in a Nov. 13-16 Gallup Poll say they have a favorable view of the party, down from 40% in mid-October. The 61% now holding an unfavorable view of the GOP is the highest Gallup has recorded for that party since the measure was | Read More »
New Captain at the Helm of American Healthcare
As all major news outlets are reporting , former Senator Tom Daschle has accepted an offer from President-elect Barack Obama for the post of Health and Human Services Secretary. While most people were aware that Daschle was on the short list for the job, the healthcare industry at large is not responding well to the fact that he actually got the post.
Republican Leaders Must Put Principles Before Parochial Politics
Reps. Thaddeus McCotter and Dave Camp want to be among the next generation of House GOP leaders. McCotter is running for reelection as chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee and Camp is angling to be ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee.Both lawmakers hail from Michigan, and for that reason, they support a bailout of the Big Three automakers. Congressmen should take the | Read More »
New Leadership For Congressional Republicans?
I address that issue at the Arena, where I even had the opportunity to tangle with the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives.I wonder if I am going to be audited as a consequence.
Making sure voters distinguish between Democrats and Republicans
Originally published by Mike “gamecock” DeVine as Charlotte Law and Civil Rights Examiner for Examiner.com and as legal editor for The Minority ReportExit polls from Election Day 2008 showed that a majority of voters trusted democrats more than republicans to cut taxes, despite nearly all of world history. There is no excuse for this or course, especially since Proposition 13 in California more than 25 | Read More »
MI Morning Update 11-18-08
714 Days Until Election Day November 18, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: Ms. Granholm said with any agreement for assistance from Congress "there should be strings attached and there will be" on the industry and labor.Governor Jennifer Granholm, in reference to the auto loan package request. MORNING UPDATE: NEXT POLITICAL BATTLE…GONGWERS reported that Rep. Mike Nofs (R-Battle Creek) announced Monday that he has created an exploratory | Read More »
Senator Jim DeMint promotes merit over senority
For too long the Republicans in the Senate have clung to the senority system. This is the kind of system that results in giving people like Ted Stevens of Alaska the chairmanship of the Senate Approrpriations Committee and Arlen Specter the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Thankfully, Senator Jim DeMint, one of the most fiscally conservative US Senators, is asking Mitch McConnell for a | Read More »
I was having a conversation about the election yesterday with a close friend who I respect and value deeply. He is an Obama supporter and of course, he knew I am a conservative, GOP supporter, and thus voted for John McCain. We got to talking about some of the stereotypes associated with voters from certain backgrounds and how the changing dynamic in this election was | Read More »
Frederick Douglass’s First Meeting With President Lincoln
Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in 1838 after a harsh life of servitude in Maryland. He was later hired by William Lloyd Garrison as a speaker for the Anti-Slavery Society. He founded and edited the North Star, an abolitionist newspaper. Based upon the writings of Frederick Douglas, if I were a fly on the wall listening to the conversation of this first meeting between these | Read More »
Who in the GOP is really targeting Palin?
In a guest post on The Moderate Voice, Floyd and Mary Beth Brown argue:Those knifing Palin are the old-guard Republicans who don’t want to see her as the nominee in 2012. The old-guard GOP candidates are likely Gov. Haley Barbour or former Gov. Mitt Romney.I disagree. I haven’t seen any compelling evidence that either Gov. Barbour or former Gov. Romney want to take Sarah Palin | Read More »