Author: Judson Phillips

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Barbara Comstock, the allegedly Republican Congressman from Virginia’s 10thCongressional district is arguably the most vulnerable Republican on the ballot in 2018. Comstock is arguably a politician without a constituency.  She may be one of the squishiest Republicans in the House of Representatives. Liberals don’t like her because she is a Republican.  Conservatives don’t like her…

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There are two things the Democrats do very well. They weaponize government against those they disagree with and they take care of their base. While Republicans don’t want to weaponize the government, they don’t want to de-weaponize it either. And they are not taking care of their base. The Republicans have the opportunity to do…

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No one was shocked back in September when Tennessee Senator Bob Corker announced he would not seek reelection.  Publicly available polls showed him losing to almost any serious primary contender.  His internal polling had to be brutal. Shortly after Corker’s announcement, Tennessee Congressman Marsha Blackburn announced she would run for the seat.  To paraphrase Star…

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Last week, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While most Republicans voted for this bill, a few did not. Some of them are good people, who had solid reasons for doing so. But some stepped up to support a bill that is good for the…

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When Bob Corker announced he would not seek reelection to the United States Senate, it set off a frenzy of moves in Tennessee political circles. Long time 7th District Congressman Marsha Blackburn announced she would run for Corker’s seat. That opened up her seat in the 7th Congressional District. And an amazingly good candidate has…

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Between the scandals and politicians trying to move up the political food chain, there are going to be a lot of changes in Washington after the 2018 election. Tennessee is seeing some of these changes, as 6th District Congressman Diane Black is running to replace the term limited, liberal governor Bill Haslam.   Black has held…

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Tea Party Nation endorses Roy Moore in the December 12th election to replace Jeff Sessions in Alabama. The special election in Alabama, triggered by Jeff Sessions’ appointment as Attorney General, has turned nasty.  Republican nominee Roy Moore is being hit from two sides. The first is friendly fire, coming from the Republican Establishment who are…

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Last week, Virginia saw a nightmare election. What should have been a winnable election was blown by an establishment nominee.  The GOP lost all three state-wide elective offices and they blew a super majority in the House of Delegates.  Now, they are either tied with the Democrats or could even lose the House of Delegates,…

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On October 3, 2017, Timothy Sloan, the CEO for Wells Fargo Bank testified before the Senate Banking Committee about the Wells Fargo Banking scandal. And once again, he proved that Wells Fargo is not only the poster child for bad behavior but they are the poster child for why we need forced arbitration reform. While…

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When conservatives start talking about races, invariably conservatives start talking about the sexy races.   The Senate, the House, the governor’s race.  Far too often, conservatives ignore other important races, such as the race for Attorney General. In most states, the Attorney General race is looked at as a warm up for the governor’s chair.  Indeed,…