Bergdahl released and Erickson is crazy (or maybe not)
Something is wrong with this Bergdahl deal. And I don’t mean the obvious trading of five high level Taliban leaders for a soldier who simply left his post and went AWOL. There is something more here and it is deeply troubling. Bergdahl is hardly what one would describe as a sympathetic character in this great play. The Obama admin had to know that this wasn’t going | Read More »
The Winds of War are Blowing
In March I did an interview where I talked briefly about Russia and the Ukraine. I suggested two things. The first was that we should begin to strengthen the Polish military and the second was that I was opposed to the IMF loan to Ukraine. I was wrong on the IMF loan to Ukraine. One of the toughest things for a politician to do is | Read More »
The Gurr Plan. A simple fix to the Republican leadership problem
One of the biggest problems the Republicans have right now is that it’s leadership is seen as disconnected from the base and is certainly not in alignment on many key issues with conservatives in the House of Representatives. This is attributable to the power that the position of Speaker of the House has amassed over generations. The Speaker selects the committee chairpersons and thus those | Read More »
Boehner Primary challenger interview.
With just 26 days until the primary I thought I post a link to an interview I did with Roger Hansen last week. This was given to me in raw cut so I could post. Eric Gurr, Boehner primary challenger interview.
The collapse of normalcy
You can’t spend much time on the web these days without running across an article warning about the coming collapse. Some suggest we are facing another banking crisis others a debt crisis or currency collapse. Many on the left will respond that these people are simply peddling fear to try to get you to buy gold or a survival pack. While that may be true | Read More »
Get ready for amnesty and more legal immigration.
First I’ll preface this by disclosing that I’m running against John Boehner in Ohio and I’m largely challenging him on debt, economic issues and of course immigration. However the reason I’m doing this isn’t political it is simple common sense. Have you noticed how lately the talk on amnesty has died down? That is by design. The GOP establishment didn’t want to poke that hornet’s | Read More »
Censoring the Conservatives
Headline number 1: Several media outlets are reporting that Lois Lerner, the embattled IRS official at the center of the targeting scandal, gave tax information to the FEC. Headline number 2: In other news some in the GOP leadership are targeting conservative republicans in the upcoming 2014 primaries. The GOP leadership has made itself quite clear. They believe that the conservative wing, led by liberty | Read More »
2014 mid-term elections are mission critical for conservatives
This may seem an odd statement at first glance. In 1994 a rejection of President Clinton’s health care reform resulted in a landslide victory for the GOP and a hard tack back to the center for Democrats. In 2010 we saw a similar reaction to Obamacare. By that time however the bill was already law and the House has been unable to uproot the damage. | Read More »
An Open Letter to Speaker Boehner
An open letter to Speaker John Boehner Speaker Boehner, Why did you divide the party? Where would we be right now had you not divided the party with your purge of conservatives from key committee positions in 2012? Your rejection of the fiscal conservatives was particularly obtuse as it was a slap in the face to those who had helped the Republicans win the house | Read More »
Why the GOP loses so often
Negotiation is like any skill, it takes practice. But at the simplest level there are a few rules that must be followed. The first rule is that you must negotiate as if you expect to win. When the conservatives in the house passed the bill to defund Obamacare Boehner should not have wavered. He should have embraced Cruz and thanked him for carrying the water. | Read More »