Tag: election

Let Chaos Reign!

 

The_Melee,_Eglinton_TournamentWhy have “controlled” debates at all? Curt Anderson, in today’s WSJ, suggests that we just let the candidates debate each other whenever and wherever they like.

The Republican Party should be looking forward instead of backward—and seeking every opportunity to feature its roster of excellent candidates, rather than trying to find ways to constrict the field. The voters will do that, as is their prerogative. The simple truth is that competitive primaries usually make a party stronger, not weaker.

He continues:

Conservative Mike Flynn Takes on the Establishment

 

Mike FlynnRemember Aaron Schock? Killer abs, big “Downton Abbey” fan, resigned in disgrace? On Tuesday, voters in Illinois’s 18th District will decide which nominee should finish the remainder of Schock’s term and perhaps represent them going further.

Out of the goodness of their hearts, Republican leadership wanted to make the choice for Illinois voters. They anointed Darin LaHood, current state senator and son of CD18’s former representative, Ray LaHood. Most recently, dad flaunted his conservative cred by serving as President Obama’s Secretary of Transportation and demanding Congress spend, spend, spend on an endless list of pet projects. LaHood Sr. now works as a lobbyist, of course, so it’s understandable that Speaker Boehner, et al., want his son to be another cog in the profitable Beltway machine.

But another Republican lives in the LaHood Family heirloom, a sprawling Central Illinois district that includes Peoria, Springfield, and Quincy. Mike Flynn is a smart, passionate conservative who decided to challenge the well connected scion and present a choice for his fellow small-government Republicans.

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I personally believe that the Republicans should start small and pass bills with bipartisan support and force the President either to sign or to appear intransigent.  This will build up Republican credibility for larger fights later.  Nonetheless, I had to be amused by the commentary on “This Week.” The roundtable consensus  seemed to be that […]

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So you voted. What do you want — a medal? When did voting become the adult equivalent to riding a bike without training wheels? For that matter, when did it become the only right which comes with a sticker?  No other right comes with a sticker. You never see stickers which read “I bought a gun today,” which makes much more […]

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I boldly predict that of three contested races- in Alaska, Louisiana and Virginia, Republicans will get at least two of them, (probably the first two) and possibly three. I think it is not only important to get a majority to remove Reid and to pass legislation, but a three to four vote advantage will make […]

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The Party Of Government

 

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Only one thing can be said with confidence about the upcoming midterm elections: that semi-retired lawyers will retain a majority in both houses of Congress.

Disgust with federal incompetence is seeping into our bones and Americans are not taking it in stride.

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It’s two months until the election, and I get the distinct feeling no one is up for it. Even if the Republicans take the Senate, which still seems more likely than not, it won’t be an Earth-shattering change to the status quo. 2016 will perhaps be more energetic, but as things stand now, the Democrats […]

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How Likely Is an Eric Cantor Write-In Campaign?

 

130424_eric_cantor_ap_605Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking House Republican, lost to Tea Party candidate David Brat by a stunning 11 points. National Democrats are now hoping Cantor will run as a write-in candidate in the general election, which, according to the Wall Street Journal, is allowed under state law, as long as he doesn’t run as an independent.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi said the American people should take notice because the Tea Party victory has pulled the Republican Party further to the “radical right.” The truth is, of course, that the Tea Party isn’t radical at all with its emphasis on limited government (I know, truly extreme stuff). Pelosi and her ilk are the ones who have pulled the Democratic Party to the radical left, especially with its maniacal devotion to amnesty—and establishment Republicans haven’t done enough to stop them. Virginians in District 7 have sent a clear message that they’ve had enough.

Now, Pelosi smells blood in the water. “As far as the midterm elections are concerned,” she said, “it’s a whole new ballgame.” 

End It, Don’t Mend It

 

Lie about healthcare once, shame on you; lie about it twice, shame on me.

Democrat office-seekers are trying to sidestep voter anger by promising to “fix” Obamacare. The first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem, but these Dem hopefuls are woefully unspecific about what the problem even is, let alone how they are going to repair it.