Who are your Top 5 for 2016 GOP presidential nomination? (OPEN THREAD)
Greetings all, This is the third run of this monthly non-scientific ‘straw poll’ and I’ve removed a few names and added a couple since the last go-around. February’s top three were Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Governor Scott Walker. The senators have kept themselves busy in the national medial limelight while Gov. Walker let his executive results speak for themselves. Same rules as | Read More »
Tags: Ben Carson
, Bobby Jindhal
, Chris Christie
, Condoleezza rice
, Donald Trump
, Jeb Bush
, john bolton
, Kelly Ayotte
, Marco Rubio
, Mike Huckabee
, Mike Pence
, nikki haley
, Paul Ryan
, Rand Paul
, rick perry
, Rick Santorum
, Sarah Palin
, Scott Walker
, Ted Cruz
, Tim Scott
Legalizing Drugs Now a GOP Issue?
Libertarians, Tea Party, Young Republicans: Legalize Drugs? Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.” - George Washington So evidently the young, hip, Libertarian and Tea Party Republicans favor the legalization of drugs. And it’s not just the Ron Paul folks. In the culture war that is ongoing in America, conservatives tend to focus on issues of life and traditional marriage – integral building | Read More »
Tech at Night: Bitcoin to get taxed like gold. A mild satellite bill passes subcommittee. Jimmy Wales adds his POV to Wikipedia.
Gotta love how Rand Paul grandstands, accomplishes nothing, but then claims credit for everything.
How you can tell when it’s time for the Congress just to sit down and do nothing. When Democrats and Republicans are making uncharacteristic arguments. Isn’t it strange that Rick Perry, who famously put out a book in praise of federalism, is against federalism on gambling? I’m just going to assume there’s some fluky thing at work here and ignore this aberration from him.
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, Anna Eshoo
, Edward Snowden
, Jimmy Carter
, Jimmy Wales
, Rand Paul
, Retransmission Consent
, rick perry
, Tech at Night
The Tea Party is Dead, Long Live the Tea Party
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss claims of the Tea Party’s demise, how the Tea Party has influenced policy and politics in Washington and what role the Tea Party may play in 2014 and 2016.
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CPAC’s Stars and the 2016 Race for the White House
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Kristina Ribali to discuss last week’s CPAC conference in DC, Rick Perry’s fiery speech to the crowd and why there needs to be a solid GOP answer to Obamacare.
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@GovernorPerry: @BarackObama attempting to bully governors.
This was from a RGA panel(?), back in February: “When you have governors, and we all compete against each other — we are the laboratories of innovation — and for the President of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and say, ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure,’ | Read More »
Thinking Outside the Obamacare Box
Every day we see the headlines and horror stories. Millions of health insurance policies canceled, with an exponential number more facing the ax next year. And besides the broken promises, we have a broken website that makes it nearly impossible for the long suffering uninsured, and the newly uninsured, to sign up. On top of what appears to be a combination of poor planning, | Read More »
The Man Who Kept Obamacare Out of Texas
Welcome to day one of Obamacare America. One of the controversial portions of the law involves the expansion of state Medicaid programs, with strings attached of course. Twenty-Three states and the District of Columbia have agreed to institute the Medicaid expansion portion of the President’s so-called Affordable Care Act. Texas, thankfully, is not one of them. Much of the credit for that goes to someone | Read More »
Rick Perry at the RedState Gathering #RSG13
Govenor Rick Perry started the tradition of a Governor’s Party at the RedState Gathering. He also thinks we should bring it back to Texas. Here’s his speed at the Gathering. Video streaming by UstreamLINK
On why Rick Santorum isn’t a 2016 frontrunner
Much has been written in recent days on Rick Santorum and why he isn’t the presumptive frontrunner for the GOP’s presidential nod come 2016. As the runner-up in last year’s bout for the nomination, rolling up 11 primary wins and defying the odds with a shoestring campaign operation, the former Pennsylvania senator easily meets the criteria for recent-history GOP nominees. Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Dole, McCain, | Read More »
RedState Gathering Interview: Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX).
The below does not even remotely represent the amount of video that got shot at this year’s RedState Gathering: in fact, it does not even remotely represent the amount of video that RedState shot at this year’s Gathering, or the amount of video shot of Governor Rick Perry. But the Governor had some time to talk with me on some of the issues involving Texas | Read More »
Causation, Correlation and Detroit
Let us stipulate that the collapse of Detroit, MI and its recent Chapter Nine bankruptcy filing represents an all-American train wreck of inexcusable dimension. Detroit went from being considered by some the Athens of The West to having a credit rating and crime problem more reminiscent of the Mogadishu of The Midlands. So many people are blamed for the current state of Detroit. But most of what you read is patently illogical.
Those who have no desire to deal with the truth tend to deliberately invert the mechanisms by which Detroit, MI was reduced to an ash heap reminiscent of Hiroshima without the expenditure of thermonuclear ordnance. The general technique of obscuring what went wrong in Detroit is to deliberately conflate causation with correlation. I’ve read a lot of biased writing over the last few days about Detroit. In every case, the thesis of the article, editorial, or blog post involves describing a result of Detroit’s stupidity as the fountainhead of the stupid itself.
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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Talks About His Campaign for Governor
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Erick Erickson are joined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to discuss his campaign for Texas Governor, his early support of Ted Cruz and how he can keep the Texas economy moving.
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Rick Perry Praises Wendy Davis. Political Left Gets Outraged
Rick Perry had kind things to say about Wendy Davis at the National Right to Life meeting going on in Dallas. In his speech he noted: In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances, the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve | Read More »
Sarah Silverman Quietly Deletes Perry Accusation
Yesterday Sarah Silverman attacked Texas Governor Rick Perry for calling the Texas legislature back into session to vote on the late term abortion ban after Wendy Davis’s failed filibuster. She Tweeted two different variations and after letting the final one stand for a few hours, deleted it without a word. Why do progressives seem so excited to drop the N word? I don’t get it. | Read More »