Voters in SC’s House District 8 will notice Â something strange on their ballot this year: Democratic nominee Tom Dobbins is listed twice, once as the Democratic nominee, and once as the nominee of the Working Families Party. This may be the first time you’ve heard of this party, but it won’t be the last. The… Continue reading Working Families + Tom Dobbins = ACORN Victory
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
I had the tremendous privilege to return to Patriot Academy this year, this time in company with two of my siblings, Jonathon and Priscilla. Patriot Academy is always such an inspiring, educational, and helpful event, and this year was one of the best. Here are some of the highlights of the week: 1. Priscilla’s Immigration… Continue reading Highlights from Patriot Academy 2010
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
Since the Duncan campaign made the Republican Primary Runoff, a lot of mischaracterizations, innuendos, and outright lies have been spread about Jeff Duncan. I confess to some surprise about this, since it’s the last thing I expected from the supporters of Richard Cash. Duncan has been called a lawyer and a career politician, and detractors… Continue reading Career Politician or Conservative Patriot?
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!
Ever since her husband’s disgraceful scandal, South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford has been praised for the “grace and dignity with which she has handled this tragic situation”. Many appear to regard her as a true lady.Â While I certainlyÂ feel for her, I’m afraid I would disagree. A true lady understands when to speak and when… Continue reading First Lady or First Woman?
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