The lack of unity in the Republican Party isn’t our biggest problem. The problem is that we are trying to unify when unity is not only damaging, but impossible. Why Isn’t the Formula Working? There are two things that turn a mob into an army: strategy and discipline.Â Political movements are the same way. If you… Continue reading Why the Republican Party Should Not Unite – Yet
The day after Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster,Â Â the super-popular hashtag #StandWithRand was joined by another: #PrimaryGraham. That hashtag sums up the rage that’s been building for a long time against Sen. Lindsey Graham. There’s a good chance of getting him out this time if conservatives don’t blow it with the following 2 mistakes. Mistake #1: Running… Continue reading Two mistakes that could re-elect Lindsey Graham
It’s bad that we can’t even run, let alone nominate, a decent presidential candidate. It’s bad that conservatives are so willing to fall for sub-par rapscallions masquerading as statesmen. But one of the biggest problems is a major flaw in our party system. And no, I’m not talking about open primaries (we’ll get to that… Continue reading Primary challengers: good for everyone but incumbent presidents?
Former Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer endorsed Mike Huckabee in 2008. Mike Huckabee then endorsed Bauer in his next election. Sen. Lindsey Graham vocally supported Sarah Palin as she ran for VP; she then donated to his campaign fund. Mitt Romney endorsed Gov. Nikki Haley in her campaign; now she has just endorsed him for president.… Continue reading An endorsement: a favor to exchange or a good name to guard?
When Jim DeMint stated some time back that he would rather have a small core group of true conservatives that a majority of RINOs, he drew sharp criticism from the GOP establishment and raised concernÂ Â in the minds of others, many of whom considered him on an impossible Don Quixote-esque mission against impossible odds. However, Jim… Continue reading DeMint: from Backbench to Conservative Kingmaker
Conservatives are like high school girls: they fall in love at the drop of a hat.Â There is a disturbing tendency among conservatives to make heroes too easily. Example #1: Joe Wilson Consider the case of Joe Wilson. Caught up in a self-described “town hall moment”, he shouted “You lie!” at the President when Obama was,… Continue reading Conservative Infatuation: a disturbing tendency
I find this amusing on so many levels, but principally because I’m always glad for an excuse to protest coffee. It seems that there are some people who don’t like the rhetoric of the Tea Party (many of them supported Obama – go figure), so in protest they’ve formed…drumroll please…the COFFEE party!! From what I… Continue reading The Coffee Party!
The Texas Republican gubernatorial debate just finished, and I was able to catch the end at http://www.txdebates.org. If you missed it, you can watch the entire video there. I also followed the Twitter conversation (via #txgovdebate), and found it interesting and amusing. One thing worth noting is how much attention the candidates’ styles received. Scripted,… Continue reading Random thoughts on a political debate
If you’ve been following NY’s 23rd Congressional District race, you know that a major political upset may be in the making. If you’re not, you should be. Here and here are a couple ofÂ articles that tell the story. It’s huge that a third-party candidate is beating the dickens out of the GOP candidate, and is… Continue reading If you can’t be with the one you love….
What do you do when you’re fed up with your government? The answer is simple: you get involved. Since government is run by those who show up, you startâ€œshowing upâ€ by voting, supporting candidates who share your values, and speaking out on the issues. But what do you do when you’re fed up with your… Continue reading A Prescription For Party-Sick Patriots