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 »
How Republicans Can Come Back
I spell out my prescription for the GOP’s recovery at The Arena. And I note that Peter Robinson and Neal McCluskey are endorsing the points that I made in my Arena piece.
The Sophism Wing of the Republican Party
Let me piggieback on Gamecock’s post on religion in politics. I’ll go a step further. The "analysts" who are commenting on this race seem to have ignored what actually happened in order to fit their own agendas.We had a Democratic Nominee who had groups like "Believers for Barack," and spent tens of millions of dollars reaching out to religious voters, running ads on Christian radio stations, | Read More »
Jack Thompson, commenting on the RGA conference he covered for Human Events, paints a picture of Tim Pawlenty which is not very flattering. He also says the Minnesota governor seemed to be positioning himself not only to lead the “reformer” wing of the party, but to make a run for its 2012 presidential nomination:Pawlenty used his time at yesterday’s roundtable discussion to cast himself as | Read More »
A Short History of the Newt Gingrich – George W Bush Era
The voters surprised a lot of people one evening in November of 1994 when they elected the first Republican Congress in 40 years. The GOP gained over 50 seats in the US House of Representatives and 8 seats in the US Senate. They would soon gain 2 additional US Senators when Richard Shelby from Alabama and Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado switched their party affiliations | Read More »
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 »