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Sorry, couldn’t resist. Mark Steyn once joked about Mitt Romney’s annual gathering in Utah as the ‘GOP Spectre board meeting’. Well Lord Ashcroft, former Conservative Party deputy chairman and owner of the excellent Conservative Home website, gave a speech to Mitt’s band of goons this year. Far from being a secret plan to destroy the […]

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“I have now read the redacted Mueller report and offer my personal reaction. It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with having conspired with a foreign adversary or with having obstructed justice. The alternative would have taken us through a wrenching process with the potential […]

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GOP: Losing Race by not Entering

 

On Monday, Arizona Republicans showed casual contempt and a dismissive attitude towards racial equality, and the public in Mesa, AZ saw it. The East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival is a public-private partnership, with the City of Mesa officially involved in organizing and sponsoring the event. I will post photographs later, illustrating the parade as I did for Veterans’ Day, but what I saw, and did not see, prompts me to write before the day is gone.

What follows is a first-hand report of the parade: organization, the crowd, parade entrants, and the festival following the parade.

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“He’s the modern voice Republicans need. I like him,” “I think he’ll be a great foil against Trump. I think Republcians may even allow him to be nominated, to be the Republican nominee”  – Harry Reid, on Mitt Romney. More

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On Being Too Nice in Politics

 

Mitt Romney’s declaration of independence from Donald Trump as he takes his seat in the U.S. Senate has been illuminating – more for the responses than the op-ed itself. Professional speculators are asking whether it’s the opening gambit of a 2020 primary challenge (his denials notwithstanding) or mere virtue signaling?

The unappeasable left has drummed its fingers on the table, demanding to know whether Romney will oppose absolutely everything Trump does. If you are truly appalled at Trump, they insist, you must obstruct every judge, deregulation, and foreign policy move. Anything less taints you as insincere or useless. If Romney doesn’t vote like a liberal Democrat, he could pace up and down Pennsylvania Avenue with an “Impeach Trump” sandwich board and still be dismissed as a wuss.

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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney

 

Dear Mr. Romney:

I read your opinion piece in The Washington Post under the interesting heading: “Democracy Dies in Darkness”. You called it: “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.”

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for Yipes! January 2, 2019….yes, 2019! It is the Misguided Mitt edition of the show with your ever-on-target hosts, radio guy Todd Feinburg on the right coast and AI guy Mike Stopa (the handsome one) on the left coast. This week, this very day, Mitt Romney, our […]

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It always amazes me how people have opinions about what someone said but relies upon second hand or third hand information. With all of the argument about what Senator Romney said, perhaps it would be helpful to read what the heck he said. I would think that since it was a public statement, it would […]

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Mitts gonna Mitt

 

Mitt Romney started the year off with a Washington Post hit piece on the president, with this headline:

Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.

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Dear President Romney,

 

Thanks for doing a great job as President. Please hang tough.

It’s sad that two years into your presidency, the MSM and FBI/DOJ is still investigating your campaign and other activities. I’m trying to keep score, so to speak, here are the big ones:

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an Ohio law that cuts inactive voters from the rolls if they haven’t voted in the past six years or asked the state to keep them on. They also blast a self-described intersectional, Muslim feminist, who is seeking […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome the retirement of Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and give him credit for the things he’s done well, and while they like Mitt Romney, they wonder if Utah is missing out on a younger and more conservative replacement for Hatch. They also slam President […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching the Russians get barred from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics because of an ongoing doping scandal, and they also get a kick out of the International Olympic Committee suddenly caring about corruption. They also shake their heads as Steve Bannon tries […]

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Personally, I hate the thought of Mitt Romney becoming Secretary of State, for a number of reasons which do not need explaining. I would rather someone like Dana Rohrabacher, who fully represents what the voters chose in Trump, to get the position. A really awesome position for Romney would be to take over all of […]

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The Dawning of the Trump Era

 

Victor Davis Hanson provides cultural and historical context for Donald Trump’s presidential victory and speculates on what the early days of the new administration may yield.

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A Delicious Thanksgiving Twist

 

What does South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s nomination to lead the American mission to the United Nations say about Donald Trump? Quite a few surprising and even encouraging things, according to COMMENTARY Magazine podcast hosts John Podhoretz, Abe Greenwald, and Noah Rothman.

The gang discusses the prospect of Mitt Romney’s ascension to the post of Secretary of State, Donald Trump’s desire to divest from his company, and the high stakes should he choose not to do so.

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Trump’s Victory in Wisconsin: An Analysis

 
By Ali Zifan - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
By Ali ZifanOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

At first glance, it appears that Hillary Clinton lost Wisconsin due to Democrats staying home. The numbers I’m looking at (link to politico) show Trump with essentially identical vote totals to Romney in 2012. By contrast, Obama received about 230,000 more votes in 2012 than Clinton did last week.

However, breaking down the margins by “region” is more revealing. I use scare quotes because this is only a very rough, very high level break out. If I have time, I’ll do a deeper, more thorough break out of regions, but for now I think this is worthwhile.

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Why Aren’t More Conservative Leaders Embracing the Right to Keep and Bear Arms?

 


Nelson Lund has a thought-provoking piece at the Daily Signal on how the individual right to keep and bear arms is an integral part of our Constitution, and he as a companion piece that calls out conservative commentators by name for their statements in favor of gun control.

Why are some leaders of the conservative movement so hesitant to acknowledge the reality of today’s gun owners? We’re not rural hicks with our shotguns and deer rifles: We’re urban professionals who like to go target shooting and carry a pistol for self defense. We’re of all races, creeds and colors, and the number of women inside our ranks is growing every day. The one thing that unites us is our commitment to keeping ourselves and our families alive, no matter what may happen around us.

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The inclusion of “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace as one of the moderators for this fall’s presidential debates sparked a firestorm when he told colleague and media reporter Howard Kurtz that it wasn’t his job as a moderator to fact-check the candidates during the actual debate. I do not believe that it is my […]

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Its been a month since my last article relating to this issue and its time to go back to the polling averages at RCP for 2008, 2012, and today. Let’s see who is/was doing best against their opponent. Some on Ricochet have stated that Donald Trump is doing better than they had hoped. More

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