Ezra Klein & The Megamind: Lower Your Economic Expectations
Left wing journolister, Ezra Klein, posted an article yesterday wherein he argues that the economy will continue to suck, we should all prepare for tax hikes, and Pawlenty is lying. He comes to his authoritative conclusion by consulting an economic megamind consisting of people made famous for being wrong, and/or being tied to Think Progress, but I repeat myself. Ezra begins his article by having | Read More »
Brutus was Right
I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country, than be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability ever to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general government a power to borrow at discretion, without any limitation or restriction. Brutus, Anti-Federalist We have been moving steadily towards this calamity since the dawn of the Progressive Era. The object | Read More »
Is Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) Violating Campaign Finance Laws?
Promoted from diaries. – ML A year ago Vt. State Senator, now Vt. Governor, Peter Shumlin (D) was advocating tougher Campaign Finance Reform on the heels of the, now legendary, Citizen United decision. In fact, here is then Sen. Shumlin being quoted on the importance of new legislation to curb “outside expenditures” by corporations. It’s very tough to get politicians to change campaign finance laws when it affects | Read More »
It’s Spring in Vermont
From the diaries by Neil It is an exciting time for the Republican party, and conservative and libertarian activists, here in Vermont. The Green Mountain State is finally shaking off winter, the skies are clear and the grass has returned. The frozen tundra has receded and life has begun anew. With Spring comes the inevitable return of the political season as well. Although we face a General Assembly | Read More »
“What I had been fell from me like dirty rags”
Today is Whittaker Chambers’ birthday and the Heritage Foundation has a small celebratory post for the occasion. Appropriately, Heritage also links to an essay by Richard Reinsch on Chambers’ exit from communism and his rebirth as a conservative. The Reinsch essay is exceptional and I highly encourage everyone to take the time to read the whole thing, but here are a few portions I clipped. Chambers’ enduring | Read More »
Renewing America: Featuring Audible RedState
Our own Ben Howe [follow on twitter] has a weekly radio show, called Renewing America, that airs Monday nights at 9pm EST*. In this weeks broadcast I had the honor of doing a segment titled “Audible RedState”. I chose to highlight Erick’s post “Impotence & Salad“. Ben also went on to have an eventful conversation with GayPatriot aka Bruce [follow him on twitter also] on | Read More »
A Note to GOProud and Other Libertarian Tea Partiers
This weekend GOProud and some “Tea Partiers” decided to tell the GOP to put SoCons in the back of the bus. From Politico: “On behalf of limited-government conservatives everywhere, we write to urge you and your colleagues in Washington to put forward a legislative agenda in the next Congress that reflects the principles of the Tea Party movement,” they write to presumptive House Speaker John | Read More »
On NPR and Juan Williams.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Juan Williams was fired by the taxpayer subsidized NPR (National Public Radio). He was fired for saying that he too has anxiety when he sees people in Muslim garb on a plane with him. He was fired for telling the truth, as Erick Erickson noted in the linked post. Juan’s anxiety is a completely normal human response to a | Read More »
Delaware’s Problem Isn’t Christine O’Donnell.
I know that it’s become popular to get all down in the dumps about the Delaware Senate race. I know that it’s all a “done deal” and no amount of campaigning or prodding can change the outcome. The die has been cast. Alea iacta est. These words were made famous when Julius Caesar spoke them as he led his army across the Rubicon. Caesar was | Read More »
Republicans hitting their media stride. Two examples, Buck and Miller.
Both of which are backed by Sen. DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund. First up is Ken Buck, Republican challenger to incumbent Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet. This ad had an almost Gahndi like message to it. “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” Buck reminds me of the happy conservatives of old, Reagan and Kemp style. I think | Read More »
Double Miracle* Evening Open Thread. *Updated with link to debate*
*Update: Video of the full debate via the Right Scoop.* Tonight there were two miracles, 33 Chilean miners were successfully rescued and Christine O’Donnell trounced Chris Coons in a debate that was focused evenly on character and policy. As the Phoenix capsule rose from deep in the earth pulling one miner after another back to safety, O’Donnell also rose. Christine O’Donnell rose above the personal | Read More »
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D) Embraces the Race Card
That was like a double whammy race card. “Vote for me because I am Hispanic and I support immigration. P.S. My opponent is from Vietnam and he’s coming to take our jobs.” Her opponent? Van Tran. As luck would have it, Tran is trying to reach a fundraising goal of $8k by Sept 30th. [hint hint] For more information on this race check out Neil’s | Read More »
Flawed Long-shots vs. The Enemy Within
Well, it’s the primary election day in Delaware and all that can be said has been I suppose. Regardless, I will go ahead an throw my two cents in for the record. This has probably been one of the most frustrating primaries this campaign season, for all of us. Whether it was O’Donnell surrogates refusing to accept reality regarding Castle’s vote to “Impeach Bush” – | Read More »
A Word on the Vermont Senate Race
In May and June I highlighted Len Britton here on the from page. He is a local businessman who decided he had had enough of the entrenched incumbent Sen Patrick Leahy. He sold his own business in order to run for office*. I have met him and I like him. Granted, we don’t agree on every issue but I don’t agree with Leahy on any. | Read More »
I Can See November 2nd From My Front Porch
Apparently so can Tom Price, head of the Republican Study Committee from which this video originated. [h/t Ace] “Well I think it’s time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers” Ronald Reagan Consider this an Open Thread. Aaron B. Gardner