Tag: Republican

GOP Presidential Primary Bracket


RNC officials are getting nervous about the presidential primary debates. It’s not that the party lacks good candidates, but that it has so many. To date six GOP hopefuls have announced, four have leaked that they will announce, and six have launched exploratory committees. Even more names are being tossed around in the news, prompting Republican officials to hint at limiting the number of debate participants:

A broad consensus is beginning to take hold among Republican party officials that the presidential primary debates shouldn’t include any more than a dozen candidates — despite the fact that there might be as many as 19 declared candidates by the time the primary debates start this August.

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In Ann Coulter’s latest rant about the Republicans (“GOP Double-Crossing Traitors”), she says “Republicans and George Will tell us they can’t stand up to Obama’s executive amnesty because the media are unfair.” (Note to self:  Never get into a verbal joust with Ann.) Preview Open

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Conservatives been kicked in the teeth for the past eight years.

In 2006, our unbiased press sold a trumped-up “culture of corruption” to a public already weary of Iraq and a flawed Katrina recovery. The Democrats rode that discontent to seize the House and Senate. The morally vacuous duo Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi spared no time teaching America what corruption really looked like, not that the press noticed.

What Does It Mean To Be A ________?


I have been immersed in numbers for most of my professional life. Sport around the world is quantified by numbers and people love to tell you that numbers don’t lie. But of course they do. Tell me the point you want to make about a player and I’ll produce a set of numbers to back you up. They may be accurate, but the picture they paint may not be.

That’s because nothing remains constant. Baseball historians keep several dates tucked in their heads – Dead ball eras, expansion years, changes in playoff formats and years that an important rule changed. We call them qualifiers. Someone may have been great for their era but that means nothing on the field today or nothing for their place in history for that matter.

In Pursuit of Disruptive Politics: Rand Paul at Berkeley — Jon Gabriel


Most Republican senators choose to speak at a post office opening, a county GOP fish fry, or the local Rotary club pancake breakfast. Meanwhile, the junior senator from Kentucky is hanging out at Howard University, Detroit and now the University of California at Berkeley.

Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience after railing against government surveillance and warning the students: “Your right to privacy is under assault.”