Kim Strassel Again Serves as the Senate GOP’s Stenographer
Kim Strassel somewhat diplomatically lashes out at Senator Ted Cruz in the Wall Street Journal. Her subtitle sums up her point, which really isn’t worth delving too far into. The subtitle is, “The GOP is split between those who insist on making a point, and those who want to make some progress.”Got that?So Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz want to make points and | Read More »
Rush Limbaugh and the Need for Spine
The Politico is reporting (read: let’s wait for a second source to confirm it) that the RNC, well, “[t]he Republican National Committee has chosen a Karl Rove-linked voter data project called Liberty Works to help it compete with Democrats in the digital arena. Liberty Works will team up with Data Trust, whose chairman of the board is former RNC Chairman Mike Duncan, committee spokeswoman Kirsten | Read More »
We Can Win. But Only if We Fight to Win.
“Instead of these three Senators backing down, we should be sending them reinforcements. Until then, you might want to pick up the phone, dial (202) 224-5922, and tell Ted Cruz thanks for standing up for America.” I’ve been on the road the last two days. In finally getting to emails this morning, I see a lot of people have emailed about Joe Scarborough taking on | Read More »
Aakash Abbi’s Actions Cause Students to Lose Scholarships
Good for Frank Luntz. There should be consequences for Aakash Abbi’s actions, though judging by his twitter feed, Aakash Abbi is not remorseful and does not view it as his fault that scholarships are going away.Aakash Abbi attended a lecture by Frank Luntz at the University of Pennsylvania. A student asked Luntz a question. Before Luntz began, he said he would only answer if it | Read More »
NRCC & GOP About to Give Labor Unions a Huge Win
It is an amazing testament to how bad the other candidates were that Mark Sanford ran away with the race in South Carolina’s first congressional district. A deeply flawed man, he was the one guy the primary voters knew wouldn’t go wobbly in Washington. But they, and I, presumed he was over the issues with his ex-wife. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago we learned | Read More »
You Mean Fought Like Hell to Pass?
Note the stunning tip-toeing around the facts here: Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago. Yes, it is factually true. But like so much of the bias in the media, it is the word choice that matters. The Democrats did not | Read More »
From Melting Pot to Pressure Cooker
There is a battle of funny headlines playing out across America. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Suspects Roused by Jihadist Thought.” Surprisingly, the New York Times headline was “Boston Suspect Cites Islamic Extremist Beliefs as Motive”. Unsurprisingly, they changed it to “Boston Suspects Are Seen as Self-Taught and Fueled by Web”. Note that now, instead of fueled by religious zeal, it’s the series of | Read More »
Ted Cruz Will Be at the RedState Gathering. Will You?
We can now announce that Texas Senator Ted Cruz will be joining us as a speaker at the 2013 RedState Gathering, being held August 2-3 in New Orleans, LA. Ted Cruz’s election to the Senate in 2012 was truly a victory for the conservative grassroots. Since then, Senator Cruz has continued to garner a national following as he’s played an important role in protecting 2nd | Read More »
Republicans and Democrats in Washington Conspire to Exempt Themselves from Obamacare
If this happens, the nation needs to collectively march on Washington, DC, burn it to the ground, and spread salt over the ground.According to the Politico, in super secret “high-level, confidential talks”, Harry Reid, John Boehner, the Obama administration, and other lawmakers are working to exempt themselves and their staffs from Obamacare.They want to rush it through, probably sneaking it through on some other legislation | Read More »
To be Clear About Mark Zuckerberg’s Americans for a Conservative Direction
I just want to be clear about about the new front group for the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal on the right, Americans for a Conservative Direction.The group, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, is perfectly entitled to set up this group. A good bit of the center-right coalition supports the issue.That’s not my problemMy problem is that this is just another example of Republican | Read More »
That’s Mark Zuckerberg’s Money They’re Wasting at Americans for a Conservative Direction
So this group with the really crappy commercials I just told you about is being funded by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.Alexander Burns at the Politico reports that this group is his.How on earth does a billionaire liberal spend a pile of money to support immigration reform — and that’s what the group is for, conservatism be damned — and get a website and ad campaign | Read More »
RedState Will Key Vote Against the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, H.R. 1549
Mind you, we don’t have a scorecard, but we may have to use this vote to start one. The Republicans have decided to intercept the Democrats’ political football and make a touchdown for the Democrats. The Helping Sick Americans Now Act is a great sounding law that lets the GOP contrast themselves with Barack Obama on health care. But let me explain in the simplest | Read More »
HAHAHAHA. Meet Americans for a Conservative Direction, the Latest GOP Scam in Washington
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.breathe.HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.No wait . . . hang on . . . HA HA HA HA HA HA HA. I’m sorry. I’d like to introduce you to “Americans for a Conservative Direction.” It’s got Haley Barbour as the head of it, whose nephew was on the RNC audit committee. | Read More »
Were People Too Busy Going Blind to His Filibuster to Actually Listen to It?
Matt Drudge is lighting up Rand Paul over a comment he made on drones. On Fox News, Senator Paul said: “I’ve never argued against any technology being used when you have an imminent threat, an active crime going on …. If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and fifty dollars in cash. I don’t care if a drone kills him or | Read More »
To Start Winning Again
By now everyone knows all about the GOP’s report on the path forward. In a nutshell, we need to embrace serious structural reform, gay marriage, and open borders. The kids these days hate us, the old folks don’t trust us, and we need to do some poll tested, kid approved things to get everyone to like us again.Next month, the RNC will make a home | Read More »