I’ve often called for the formation of a party to replace the GOP for reasons discussed many times, so for purposes of this discussion, I’ll omit them for the most part.
We’ve found ourselves, as conservatives, to be without a party, for all practical purposes. As I write, it’s getting worse. There’s a growing impatience and a growing sense among us that the GOP will not ever get us out of this mess. We’re looking for solutions and it's clear that the GOP leadership is not looking for…Continue
Judson Phillips noted the following in a fundraiser email he sent out today:
The end of this year has been a shocking end for conservatives. We fought to get Republicans elected to the Presidency, the Senate and the House. We expected fights from the left. The fight we face now is totally unexpected.
Instead of showing gratitude for all the Tea Party movement did for the Republican Party, the Establishment thanked us by changing the Rules at the Republican National…Continue
I received an email bulletin from The Heritage Foundation this morning. The subject was an article written by Heritage staffer Amy Payne, talking about solutions to avert the so-called “Fiscal Cliff”.
Ms. Payne cited a study done by several Heritage fellows which offered solutions to our problems. The article described these proposed solutions as “simple, commonsense, and thoroughly vetted solutions” which Payne asserted “already enjoy broad support across the political…Continue
Here you are, ladies and gentlemen: this is the reason, encapsulated in a single action, why we must replace the GOP. Please note that I’m not calling for a “third” party, but rather a “replacement” party.
The GOP leadership’s hand-picked presidential nominee is apparently quite…Continue
There is no racism in the United States which can be controlled by law. That is, no matter what, no matter where, some people will dislike other people because of their skin color. So whether you’re black, white or Asian, someone, somewhere, is going to shun you for your skin color. Anything else, the law has taken care of. There is no institutional racism in the USA.
The elderly don’t have to eat dog food. That is, unless they are the victim of some sordid crime and are being held…Continue
This is a part of a series of articles which suggests that we might need a new political party if we ever want to see conservative policy goals made real. The main antagonist, the Democrat Party, is very different from the Republican Party. The Democrat leadership operate as an army. Winning is a matter of life or death for their players, elected and on the sidelines as activists in all the areas where they agitate. The Republicans, on the other hand, are more like…Continue
For those of you who may doubt that the GOP needs to be replaced, I point singly to the actions – or rather, the inactions – of our house majority leader as an example of why. You know what those inactions are. It's why we have yet another "continuing resolution" and no budget. If that’s not convincing enough, then consider the recent slamming of the eminently sensible and logical Michele Bachmann for suggesting that an investigation of Huma Abedin’s possible links to the Muslim…Continue
“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”
I can read English. You can read English too, or you wouldn’t be here. There are no ambiguities in the sentence above. There is no mention of a professional army. Only a “militia”, an armed citizenry banded together for the common defense. It doesn’t say against who, or what, the militia is supposed to banded together in opposition to, other…Continue
One night recently, TCM aired “Mortal Storm”, starring James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan , Robert Young and the “Wizard of Oz”, Frank Morgan. Released in 1940, the film revealed the evil of Nazi science, the science which “proved” for purely political reasons, that the Aryan race was superior to the Jews, Gypsies and other mostly eastern European ethnicities and African races heretofore living homogenously in Germany. As we know, those Nazi “Aryans” went far beyond attempting to prove…Continue
A few days ago I put out the idea that we not only establish a Tea Party agenda, but that we convene a convention for the purpose of doing that. I was not talking about renting the Convention Center in downtown Phoenix! As far as I’m concerned, it could be held at a Moose Hall in Dubuque, Iowa – provided that there is a Moose Hall there. (I wouldn’t know, never having been to Dubuque.) You get my drift, however. We don’t want to look like a bunch of highbrows or elites looking…Continue
Added by Jeff Dover on June 5, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
In the 6/4/12 issue of “Forbes” magazine, Steve Forbes writes “Modern socialists learned years ago that you can effectively control large swaths of the economy through overwhelming regulation rather than outright nationalization. The President has become a master at this; healthcare, banking and energy are well on their way to becoming impotent vassals of the U.S. government.” He continues to say that our telecommunications industry is another industry upon whose windpipe the…Continue
Republicans in Congress are a one-issue party
Can anyone cite a Republican legislative achievement that has advanced the conservative agenda? I can think of only one: they’ve kept taxes from going up and a few years ago, they actually rolled them back. Other than that, all they seem to do is put a drag on the Democrats efforts to take us to socialism. And yes, they did pass a bill repealing Obamacare, though, predictably, it failed in the senate.
What else? I’m…Continue
I’ll admit that when I was a much younger man, I had much the same attitude towards history as did most of my contemporaries. It’s in the past, what possible significance or importance could it have for me now? Now that I’m older, and hopefully wiser and have witnessed historical events, I more fully appreciate the critical importance of history, if for no other reason than learning what to embrace and what not to embrace as a government and a…Continue
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Added by Dr. Dan Eichenbaum on September 15, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Some will say, “Lloyd, if your purpose is to inspire Republicans to stand strong in the debt ceiling debate, why on earth would you choose the battle at the Alamo which the good guys, the Texans, lost?
Quick! How many of you are aware that the two old parties’
quadrennial conventions are subsidized by taxpayers? For you more conservative
followers of the GOP are you now all-a-tingle knowing that your (borrowed)
taxes were used, in part, for John McCain’s grand RINO march across the stage
in St. Paul while fiscally responsible and possibly lamenting Democrats all
pooled tax dollars for Barrack Obama’s triumphant grand eloquence before the
Added by Charlie Earl on July 11, 2011 at 5:14am — No Comments
Our forefathers entrusted us to guard the republic. Thus far, I believe, we have taken this responsibility lightly.
As the employers of our nation's public officials, we have an obligation, as citizens and as voters, to make sure these men and women are duly qualified to not only serve, but also to protect the republic. We the people,…Continue
This column begins with the tale of two readers. The first asked me to write a letter to our political officeholders that could be copied and sent to those at all levels of government. I told him that I would do that for today, but my second reader and friend asked me if I were feeling alright because my recent columns seemed to be rather despairing. So, I’ve decided to address the issue of my apparent disillusionment before I compose the universal letter of condemnation. I am fighting an…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on April 27, 2011 at 7:15am — No Comments
I finally figured out why I am so frustrated most of the time about politics, "my team sucks"!
The GOP constsntly gets "schooled" by the liberal democrats in terms of framing the 'message du jour'.
You name it; healthcare, spending, budget cuts, etc...the republicans are hapless.
The healthcare debate drove me crazy. 85% of people are happy with their healthcare, EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT!
46 million uninsured??? 12-15 million are illegals, 15 million are eligible for…Continue
The two major parties have alternately governed the country for more than 150 years…yes, for more than a century and a half. For more than 69 per cent of our nation’s constitutional history, the Democrats and Republicans have clutched the reins of power. Despite a gut-wrenching, devastating war between the states, a severe and debilitating depression, and numerous other monumental challenges, the two old parties have managed to preserve their places in the halls of power. Some of the time…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on March 29, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments