That certainly didn’t take long…

    Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Well that didn’t take long.  The first full week of “lame duck” in the Democrat controlled Michigan House of Representatives and the majority party, emboldened by their big wins on election day, have already approved or set in motion more than a couple of tax hikes and special new spending projects because, obviously, Michigan families have way more money than | Read More »

    Republicanism, not Conservatism, is dead.

    I’ve come to realize over the past week that it is not Conservatism that is dead, but it is Republicanism that the voters have buried. The fact remains that this country is still a center-right nation. It has been that way for a long, long time, and it will be that way far into the future. Most Americans favor low taxes, small government, and little | Read More »

    Hoogendyk and Anuzis

    The Michigan US senate race was seen as un-winnable for the Republicans in 2008. So rather than support the David v. Goliath effort made by Jack Hoogendyk, the Michigan Republican Party decided its resources were better used for the state representative races, many of which were lost anyhow. Decisions were made, and likely the outcome of Hoogendyk v. Levin wouldn’t have been different but for | Read More »

    Better men than me are working on this, but….

    Living in Pennsylvania is strange experience for a Republican. Someone before me has to have said that. But it bears mentioning again. Honest to God, if you lived outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has the characteristics of the reddest of red states. Why does it consistently go blue anymore?If the current task at hand is to reckon the best path Republicans can chart to start pushing | Read More »

    More Faces Of The Future GOP

    This is a list of photos of CongressCritters™ who have been elected to serve in the House or the Senate of their state. sourceI pray that these folks are rising stars in the GOP because this will smash to smithereens the narrative framed by the left about who the Republican Party represents.

    Hanoi Jane Republicans

    As Caleb and others have noted, Chris Matthews has declared it his job to make sure the Obama administration looks good, regardless of the facts.”This country needs a successful presidency,” Matthews said in addition to, ” I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work . . . . Yeah, it is my job.”We have Rachel Maddow, Keith | Read More »

    Life’s Not Fair, Get Used To It

    From the time my children were little, I’ve worked hard to get them to understand this concept. I’ve repeated it so many times that I know they now cringe any time they say “That’s not fair!”, because they know what’s coming as soon as those words leave their mouth. It’s something that I believe we’ve forgotten as a party, and need to embed in our | Read More »

    Conservatives Escaping the Winderness

    I am typing this post as an impromptu post. It may wander some, but I will do my best to keep it focused.In the General War on Terror, we came to realize that the terrorists had declared war against us, and were actively engaged in it long before we even bothered to pay attention and lift a finger about it. However, it took 911 for | Read More »

    The future of America is inextricably entwined with the future of the Republican Party

    We are faced with a true sea change in America. The radical left has taken firm control of the Democratic Party and is moving to change America into a socialist state. I do not accept that the American people have given up on personal freedom and responsibility and are prepared to turn their lives over the Obama appointed socialist bureaucrats. I do not believe that | Read More »

    A 2nd Declaration of Independence

    (I originally posted this as a reply to another diary, but as I want to say more on this subject later I have chosen to make it a separate diary) I believe our founding fathers would trade what currently masquerades as federalism in this country today for what they had under British rule in a second. In 1994 we Republicans had the Contract w/ America, | Read More »

    The long view of things.

    True students—not dilletantes—of history have an approach to the wheel of time that few people embroiled in current events do. The further back in time one gazes, the less important smalle details become, but the expression of patterns gets stronger. In my first post I introduced the Postulate of Cyclical Politics: The root of Conservative demise is hypocrisy. The root of Liberal demise is excess. | Read More »

    When we lost 2008

    If you would, please participate with me in a little mental exercise. Try and pinpoint the exact moment the Republicans lost the 2008 elections. When you think about it, anyone who follows politics, can site multiple examples of election cycle blunders and outside influences that contributed to our sizable defeat, but when did we really lose? The markets tanking is first example often stated and | Read More »

    Social Issues Are the Key to Winning the Blue States

    For some time now Republicans have assumed that the key to winning over the blue states is to sell them on conservative economic policies and to run away from a conservative social and ethical agenda. Clearly that plan isn’t working.The success of Proposition 8 in massive Blue State California should finally indicate to Republicans that the key to success in Blue States is not CONSERVATIVE | Read More »

    How McCain Lost – or How Any Republican Loses

    Obama won, yes, but only because McCain lost this election. I won’t address the tactics the Obama campaign utilized to win, as they have been documented elsewhere. I am focusing on McCain.Firstly, it must be said up-front that Palin was a net gain to McCain. I have heard rumblings from Republican elitists and operatives that Palin ruined McCain’s chances. No, McCain did that. Palin roused | Read More »

    Engaging The Arena of Ideas

    This is going to be short. I need to get ready for work.Yesterday I made a post critical of the Republican Main Street Partnership and the moderates there whose own goals on their web site is to counter Conservatism. I also pointed out that some very prominent members of the Republican Party belong to this group. John McCain is one of them.Now that the election | Read More »