Tag: Republicans

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to a Washington Post report suggesting the 2018 Senate map gives the Republicans a chance to hold a 60-seat majority.  They also shudder as German authorities confirm they’re looking for a Tunisian asylum seeker as the one responsible for the Berlin terrorist attack.  And they scratch their heads over the reasons some Democrats are giving for opposing Keith Ellison as the next DNC chairman, instead of the really glaring reasons he would be a terrible choice.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see Jill Stein’s quixotic recount journey get shut down in Michigan and headed towards an anticlimactic finish in Wisconsin.  They slam the media for only now realizing that many of the new jobs created in the Obama years are low-wage, part time openings that aren’t a long-term solution for families.  And they unload on CNN for suggesting that racism was behind the fierce Republican opposition to President Obama’s agenda.

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Here I go, leaping into what’s always a touchy subject for us: conservativism and racism. I might as well be posting, “Hey everyone, send me Hate Mail!” So, a couple times I’ve listened to Adam Carolla, he’s posited a theory that to me looks more and more likely. Essentially his theory is that the complaints […]

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Oh, and Michael Moore. On the latest episode of WhiskeyPolitics Podcast  Why would the Michigan State GOP let one of their most valuable and effective leaders go? Because she wouldn’t support Trump. Go behind the scenes and learn what happened which has made news across the country. Preview Open

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Surveying the Wreckage of Hurricane Trump

 

Noah Rothman has an interesting look at Donald Trump’s candidacy, and how it has turned around the Democrat tactic of pining for the “Republicans of old.”

With Donald Trump’s defeat all but assured, the left has become bizarrely resentful of their own effective messaging against the Republican nominee. “There will be no accountability for Trump, for what he has wrought and almost wrought. It will disappear down the George W Bush memory hole,” mused MSNBC host Chris Hayes ruefully. “I think the scale, scope and depth of the disastrousness of his presidency has been weirdly forgotten.”

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My view of NeverTrump is that it was the right policy during the primaries but it is the wrong strategy now.  It does not make sense for any conservative for the general campaign.  I opposed Trump ever since he announced, and I was surprised that other Republicans all seemed not to take him seriously until […]

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‘House Hunters’ is a fake reality TV show on HGTV where couples pretend to shop for houses, awkwardly act out scenes where they pretend to choose a house, and then at the end of the episode stand on a balcony drinking wine/have guests over for a staged dinner party. It’s like the ‘CSI’ of HGTV, […]

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When the dust clears, the Republican party will be the party of the middle class while the Democrats will be the party of the rich, poor, and public unions. It’s strange that it’s Donald Trump who took us here, but here we are. The Republican party will not be the party of war-mongering nation-builders. It will […]

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Now Is Not the Time

 

Now is not the time to form a third party with which to run a presidential candidate.  Such a move, spawned in the emotional heat of the moment, will only guarantee Democratic Party control of the White House and the Senate. The latter would be the more disastrous, because that would expand the left-wing bloc on the Supreme Court — the bloc that insists that the text of the Constitution means what a judge says it means for the convenience of her narrative — to a decisive majority, and the subsequent destruction of the Court and of our individual liberties and responsibilities.

However, that does not mean a conservative third party should not be formed.  In fact, the time to form such a third party is now, so we can field and sustain a presidential candidate with a serious chance of winning the White House in a few years.  A rough overview of the idea follows.

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I consider myself a principled conservative, and I have no reservations whatsoever in voting for Donald Trump. “How can you make that claim?” you must be thinking.  Well, let me explain. As a principled conservative, I believe that 99% of everything championed by the Left is wrong for this country. As a former military officer […]

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The point of this post is to more or less deal with an annoying (it sets my blood to steam each time I see or hear it) narrative I can remember going back to at least my time in junior high of critiques of conservatism and the Republican Party. This narrative came up as perhaps […]

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What Republicans Should Have Said (But Won’t) About Obama’s SCOTUS Nomination

 

In politics, providing a reason for doing what you do is almost as important as doing the thing. Instead of the lame, inside-baseball “We just don’t confirm Supreme Court Justices in an election year” justification Republicans have offered, here’s how they should have clarified their opposition:

We cannot, and will not, confirm any justice to the Supreme Court whose vote would imperil important constitutional rights such as the right to bear arms and the right to freely practice and exercise religion.

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If GOP’s small government era ends tonight, or in Cleveland, the dream will go on. I’m ideologically descended from those, like Reagan, whom the Democratic party left a few decades ago. But the Dems have moved even further away, so we can’t return there if the GOP leaves us too. Preview Open

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Trump: The Glass Half-Full Perspective

 

Trump Ice bottled water was forced into receivership in 2006. Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

As I drive my kids to school I switch between Fox News and Glenn Beck, and when each station plays the incessant My Pillow and 877-Kars-4-Kids commercials, we enjoy some morning Zeppelin.

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If this was how Republicans argued in televised interviews, they wouldn’t always be stuck defending themselves against Democrats’ lies. Instead of investing in fleeting individual campaigns, the Republican party should invest in promotion of videos and arguments such as this.   Preview Open

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As calls for a 3rd party become increasingly common, perhaps we should reflect on why the US has maintained a 2-party system for so long.  Before discussing whether or not a different system is preferable, I would first like to understand whether or not a different system is even possible.  Preview Open

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