Chris Christie would be a Terrible Nominee
After Chris Christie’s massive victory in New Jersey earlier this November, many people have begun shilling for “Christie 2016″ some of these people are conservatives that I respect, who apparently think Christie is an improvement over Mitt. That or they truly believe only he can win, and that he will govern more conservatively as POTUS then he has as Governor. I personally believe that not | Read More »
The Real Winners of the Elections
A lot of people are hyping Christie’s win especially in the context of who might run in 2016. They’re also declaring the Tea Party dead ( like they did immediately upon it’s birth as streiff reported) due to Ken Cuccinelli’s loss. While there is plenty to learn from Christie’s win including minority outreach, some of Christie’s appeal is really only limited to Christie. What is more | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Virginia State Election Results. Update
It is 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Polls have closed to my knowledge. These will be updated as the races are called. The comments section is the equivalent of an open thread. Governor’s Race. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli ( R) – Terry McAuliffe (D)- Robert Sarvis (L)- Lt. Governor’s Race Ralph Northam will be the next Lt. Governor E. W. Jackson (R)- State Senator Ralph | Read More »
The 2013 Elections
Let’s start with the easiest. New York City Former Deputy Mayor and Republican Joe Lhota is running for New York City mayor and is losing by a landslide by recent polls. Hopefully this will convince the Leftists to stay home and allow Republicans, Independents, and reasonable Democrats to get out their vote and be heard. Unfortunately it still may not be enough for Rudy’s heir | Read More »
We will have another Shutdown
Despite what my title might say, we won’t have another shutdown before 2014. Instead should the GOP gain control of the Senate we will be forced into a shutdown by this President. It won’t be over Obamacare instead it will likely be your typical budget battle. Something more along the lines of what happened in 1995. It could be the Ryan Budget, it could be | Read More »
Don’t Worry, the Left will save us.
With the shutdown ending in what appears to be a GOP humiliation, the Left is once again behaving like they’ve conquered the World. This is okay, because Conservatives have never been angrier before. As Kurt Schlicter posted on twitter he’s “motivated for 2014″. What is more if you remember how the Left behaved immediately after the election of 2012, the Media went into full circle jerk mode. ”The GOP needs to | Read More »
The Water Cooler~ Delaying the Individual Mandate
The Defund Effort did accomplish some things though not it’s primary goal of Defunding Obamacare. That is it made Delaying Obamacare a “compromise” something only this week Senate Majority Harry Reid opposed adamantly, and was willing to shutdown the government to do so. It also distracted Dems from the Details of the CR. Had this fight not taken place Mitch McConnell and John Boehner would | Read More »
The Water Cooler ~ VA GOV Debates.
I’m posting the live feed of the VA gubernatorial debates. as always the water cooler is an open thread http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Poll-McAuliffe-Leads-Cuccinelli-Ahead-of-Debate-224936352.html Okay I tried to embed it but it isn’t working. this link is better http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN3/
The Water Cooler ~ #StandWithTed
So Ted Cruz is having a “filibuster” / non-filibuster. He is currently talking on the floor, but due to a lack of votes cannot effectively stop the CR from continuing on to a vote, at which point Reid will amend it to include Obamacare funding. So far I’ve seen Pat Roberts ( R-Kansas), Jeff Sessions ( R-Alabama) Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) on | Read More »
As many of you know The House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution that funded the government, with the exception of Obamacare. The fight now belongs in the Senate. If Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn can keep 41 Republicans together to filibuster the CR until Harry Reid promises not to try to amend the Bill then we could see and up and down vote on | Read More »
The Water Cooler ~ Defund Obamacare, whether you wanted to or not.
I’ve heard enough naysaying and backbiting going towards Jim DeMint, Heritage Action, Tea Party Patriot, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and several others. Marco Rubio strangely has so far escaped unscathed even though he was one of the first along with Cruz and Lee to jump on board the Defund it Bandwagon. Now is not the time to get cold feet. And if you’ve been naysaying | Read More »
Why Virginia is so important.
Some my ask yourselves why the Virginia gubernatorial election is so important. Here are a few reasons why. 1) Virginia has become the key purple state. It’s Cook PVI is directly EVEN. All other purple states ( Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, Florida) are either pro-R or Pro-D. In order for a Republican to win in 2016 he almost surely has to win Virginia. Virginia is also | Read More »
The Water Cooler ~ Jennifer Rubin’s continued delinquency
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2013/08/28/why-rand-paul-should-never-ever-be-commander-in-chief/ You should read that opinion article by Jen Rubin, before commenting. Some redstate commenters may agree with her statement that Rand Paul should never be commander-in-chief. Some most certainly will not. That however is not my beef with this article but rather her labeling Ted Cruz an “isolationist.” Other than the fact he opposes U.S. intervention in Syria via Arming the Rebels ( Al | Read More »
Updated:Heritage Action Town Hall, Indianapolis
I had the privilege of attending the Heritage Action Town Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the first stop on their second leg of the Defund Obamacare tour. Senator Jim DeMint was there as was State Treasurer and former Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock. Three members of Congress were there. Randy Hultgren of Illinois, Marlin Stutzman of Indiana’s Third District, and Todd Rokita of Indiana’s Fourth | Read More »
Myra Adams’ Fuzzy Math
Myra Adams recently posted a Diary in which she lamented the inevitability of a Hillary Clinton victory in the Presidential Elections of 2016. During her diary she made several decent points if scewed a little too much by her personal despair. She however put forward a DNC talking point suggesting that the GOP only has a lock on 111 electoral votes, whereas the Democrat Party | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ 2014 News.
Recently its been discussed by various news outlets that Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is currently considering a run for Senate in Wyoming in 2014. The only problem is the fact incumbent Republican Senator Mike Enzi doesn’t look like he wants to retire. There is little reason to get rid of Enzi at least based on votes. He’s been fairly conservative, | Read More »
Someone needs to explain to this State Senator why her party has no input
I don’t know why but I periodically get emails from Indiana Democratic State Senator Karen Tallian. This most recent one was detailing how Tallian was helping to form this year’s Indiana State Budget. Now there were several problems I had with this, 1) Indiana Republicans have had a Supermajority in the State Senate for quite some time now and in 2010 Republicans gained a Majority in | Read More »
Emotion vs Reason
In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. many states have suggested different gun measures. Vermont which has long been the most gun friendly state in the Union will probably begin passing legislation similar to neighboring New York unless the Liberals who have been allowed to dominate state politics for so long are held accountable by their constituents. Colorado has passed anti-gun legislation that | Read More »
The Choice Presented to Us
Many people have posted diaries on this site since the Presidential Election of 2012. Many people both within the Republican Party and without have discussed ways to reinvent the brand. Many of these people are dithering morons. We have a choice presented to us as Conservatives. This choice is not of our own choosing mainly because until now we have been content to vote for | Read More »
Thank You for Removing Yourself from Contention
I’d like to say a big thank you to Senator Rob Portman, Fmr. Speaker Newt Gingrich, Fmr. Governor John Huntsman, Governors Brian Sandoval, Susanna Martinez, Bob McDonnell, and John Kasich for removing yourself from Presidential Contention in 2016. All of you have one thing in common, that is you have been suggested as Presidential candidates in 2016. In the case of Gingrich and Huntsman you two stood | Read More »
CPAC are you mad?
This is my first diary post and it is going to be short, this is mostly going to be a question and I’d like to hear peoples’ thoughts on this. Number one we have of course the Conservative Political Action Converence holding their annual meeting. There are some notable absences and with good reason. The highest profiles missing are Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell, Governors | Read More »