Sequestration could be the liberal’s biggest fear.
I think we as conservatives should welcome the cuts coming in sequestration. I think the tilting at windmills and the hyperventilation by the media types is all ginned up. Do they really think that the government is going to stop because of a few meager cuts? Do they really think that the government will ever stop intruding into our lives because of a few insignificant | Read More »
Immigration and the Right path forward…
John McCain has been a lost cause for years. And now so is Marco Rubio. I hope that he sees the light, but I also know that this is an issue that Republicans somehow don’t know how to communicate well to the country as a whole. We need to insist on border enforcement as Part I of a process. We can make this point readily | Read More »
I have a question for Colin Powell…
I think this is the question that needs to be answered. I mean he gets top billing as a Republican. And someone who is a conscience of our party. He tears apart the Tea Party. He goes after the social conservatives. Just what makes Colin Powell any different than any myriad of Democrats in this country. The media’s whole goal is to make Republicans more | Read More »
Why I support Chuck Hagel.
I know Chuck Hagel can seem to be a dirty word around the conservative blogosphere. Indeed, he has done much to burn just about every bridge he could along the way to now being nominated by all conservatives’ public enemy number one. However, I am less angry about this nomination than a lot of people. What I don’t get is Hagel’s fit into the continuum | Read More »
I am tired of the Liberals calling us Red State Socialists.
I cannot understand why Conservatives don’t point out the heavy costs of Federal mandates in the mess surrounding the amounts of money coming to conservative states. Why do the Republican States not figure the amount of spending that is required by the Feds that make the imbalance in revenues necessary? I mean I live in Nebraska. I wish the Blue State liberals would let us | Read More »
The coming cave: Or what point is there in having a GOP House
The time has come to call and email and write our GOP representatives in Washington again to try to stiffen their spine. Why can’t they stop running scared and stand up for conservatism? Are they worried that the media will somehow help us if we only cave to Obama? Certainly this seems to be the case. As per this story in Politico http://www.politico.com/story/2012/11/84364.html we are falling | Read More »
House Republicans: Quit running scared.
Do we really think that the Democrats will be able to keep a message of Republican blame for any recession in the event the Fiscal Cliff comes to pass? I mean both sides agreed to it. It is real spending cuts. Don’t be scared. Start our own talking points that we like to spread to the nation. We purport to be the party of smaller | Read More »
As I have said before: Let’s go off the fiscal cliff!
Republicans in the House of Representatives need to be willing to go off the so called fiscal cliff. This ploy by the Democrats and their media types is such that the country will see them as all wet. Sure, let’s go back to the Clinton tax rates. But the sequester is also there for us. The question to be asked to those pontificating in our | Read More »
A week later… Why it isn’t unmitigated disaster.
We lost by 2%. And in every swing state we lost within the margin of error. Mitt Romney was a charlatan of the ground game, and we lost the election. But what good came from last Tuesday? We swept the south. With the addition of Arkansas, we now control every statehouse in the south with the exception of Kentucky’s House. Really we are in fine | Read More »
Serious Question: Why shouldn’t we go off the fiscal cliff?
I know this sounds like apostasy, but as someone who was dubious about all the happy talk coming from Conservatism, Inc. over the past couple months, I feel like we should look at this. I know the Bush tax cuts are important, but what about the spending cuts as well? Obama will never extend the Bush tax cuts now anyway, so why go down that | Read More »
Eastern Nebraska Republicans: What are you doing to elect Deb Fischer?
This question is posed to those Nebraska Republicans who always seem to get squishy this time of year. We are within two weeks of election day. What are our friends in Douglas County doing to win this Senate seat for the first time in 42 years? I say this because Deb Fischer will do fine in the western part of the state. All we need | Read More »
I question the polls in Colorado…
After a spate of negative posts, I can say that I have now been to Colorado on a political jaunt. I went to knock on doors in the Denver Suburbs and also around Ft. Collins. I can say that the GOP enthusiasm is pretty high, given the carpet bombing by the media there. The polls almost all say that Obama will have a higher turnout | Read More »
What are you doing to win this election?
The entire mainstream media is attempting to put Mitt Romney to bed right now. They are attempting to destroy his candidacy and they many very well succeed. The only way we can win now is to make sure we turn out to vote. And turn our neighbors out to vote. Instead of carping, even though Romney-Ryan is doing all it can to lose the election, | Read More »
Why is Mitt Romney still standing by and letting Obama carpet bomb him?
I have an earlier post last week that states why I am perplexed watching the Olympics in Western Nebraska. My satellite feed of local channels, and so the Olympics comes from Denver. As such, I see lots of presidential television advertising. For another week Mitt Romney seems to be getting killed and carpet bombed by the Democrats and their liberal/socialist ilk. How is this happening? | Read More »
Where is all the Romney money being spent?
I live in western Nebraska. As such, I get my television piped in from Denver, CO. All I see watching the Olympics, or any other network television is Democratic Party and Obama for America ads. Every once in a while I see an ad for Romney or an RNC sponsored ad. While the Wall Street Journal and Fox News constantly state that Obama is spending | Read More »
Here, still, is Romney’s problem…
Instead of saying Newt is pandering by pushing policies that would lead to $2.50 gasoline, perhaps he should embrace those policies. It is not policy plagiarism to use ideas put forward by members of one’s own party. Especially ones that will resonate with huge swaths of the electorate. If he were inevitable as he says he is, he would take all the good ideas coming | Read More »
We need to build new rationales for Romney
I am not a Romney supporter. However, I do feel he is superior to our current President. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney has danced around what should be the major issue of this campaign, namely the healthcare issue. Essentially, with Mitt as the party standard bearer, we will not be able to run effectively against the one “accomplishment” of Obama’s first term. Since no one in the | Read More »
Why don’t we focus on Gas Prices?
I understand the lack of willingness of the mainstream media to discuss the current spike in energy prices. They are at the behest of the current administration, and so do not wish to shed light on the fact that Obama and his Energy secretary are proffering policies that are anathema to long-term economic growth. The question that I feel needs to be asked is: Why | Read More »
Why aren’t we hearing or seeing any aid for Japan?
I know they are a first world country, but since the 1950′s Japan has been a country that has been four-square behind American foreign policy efforts. It is a democratic country, and perhaps our staunchest in the region, aside from Australia. Yet, I hear of nothing that we are doing. We are standing by. When the tsunami hit Indonesia, we had former presidents leading a | Read More »
Does anyone have anecdotal ideas on turnout?
In my little town in Nebraska there is a high turnout. We don’t have many races, but the Republicans should sweep into office again. I just would like some ideas from the hustings on Election Day morning.
Senate Republicans Should Not let Banking Bill Pass.
This law is a monstrosity. After watching the bill come to fruition on the senate floor, I find myself wishing it would go away. The Republicans must hold firm on this piece of legislation. At times in the past I have called for compromise, or explored it (in regard to the START treaty, of which I now have many doubts.) but this is a bridge | Read More »
In Moe Lane’s Words: More evidence of DOOM!
The Democratic leadership in the house just lost a motion to recommit in the House of Representatives. That is big. The House leadership, in order to do anything over the next eight to ten weeks will need control over their majority. They got the motion to restrict porn on government computers, and cut spending in the Science Authorization bill, down to FY 2010 levels. This | Read More »
Why can’t we re-approve the Glass–Steagall Act?
Just another question I thought I should ask, to flesh out and refine my viewpoint on the Financial Regulatory bill. In much the same vain as my START conversation, I just want clarification on why Glass-Steagall, under which we had no financial crises, would not work now? I also support the idea of unregulated markets as much as anyone. But if the people who are | Read More »
The Death of Education-and the workforce
Recently, some Nebraska school districts have made it mandatory that teachers decline from counting off points for late work. As a teacher, I find this a terrible idea. The rationale given is that we cannot presuppose our morals into the classroom. Therefore, since punctuality is a moral issue, we have no right to require kids to get work done on time. That is going work out | Read More »
Why we can support START.
I think we can support START for more than a few reasons. First, I think we have an obligation to the world to lead in the area of nuclear deterence. But the United States also needs to lead in the area of Nuclear non-proliferation. Russia and the United States are the two main nuclear powers. If we can reach an agreement with them, then we can | Read More »