The Iowa Caucus is only moments away and our nation will begin the formal process of choosing a successor to President Barack Obama.

The existential question for political conservatives is this:  What do they make of the Donald Trump wild card factor that has changed the dynamics of the Republican Party primary season?

Perhaps the insights of a historian and a journalist of the past may shine some light on the dilemma that Republicans face.

The late historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. was both a brilliant and erudite historian who wrote on a great many subjects during his lifetime.

Mr. Schlesinger worked in the Kennedy Administration as a “Special Assistant to The President”; he was a classical New Deal liberal who believed that the federal government should promote a “liberal” or in today’s parlance a “very progressive agenda.”

Arthur M. Schlesinger’s specialty was writing on the American Presidency.

He wrote four volumes on the life and political times of Franklin Roosevelt and he wrote the classic “The Imperial Presidency” which was published in 1973.

One of Mr. Schlesinger’s beliefs was that every 30 to 40 years that America experiences a seismic shift in the political landscape. Schlesinger suggested that the American electorate vacillated between “conservative” and “liberal orbits” every 3 to 4 decades.

On the other side of the political spectrum, the Evangelical and Conservative journalist Dr. Marvin Olasky’s conducted research that concurs with Mr. Schlesinger’s premise that our nation’s two political parties (since 1888) vied with each other for dominance in Presidential elections every 40 years.

For example, the time period from the late 1880s to the late 1920s was a time of Republican Party (conservative) ascendency in which the Republican Party dominated Presidential elections.

The dominant Political figure during this time was Republican President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.

Teddy Roosevelt was known for his “trust-busting” and for his “big stick diplomacy.”

Fast forward to the 1930s and the political fortunes of the two parties radically reversed.

From 1932 to 1968, Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman both redefined and remade the Democratic Party and changed what was a regionally based party of disparate elements into a cohesive national unit. By 1964, the Democratic Party was at the height of its influence and it appeared that its dominance would never end.

The 36 year reign of the Democrats that was initiated by President Franklin Roosevelt ended at the hands of Richard Nixon’s narrow victory in 1968.

President Nixon – and later President Reagan (1981-1989) – won votes from many disaffected Democrats who felt that the Democratic Party moved too far to the left of the political spectrum and was no longer the Party of Roosevelt and Truman.

Presidents Nixon and Reagan – along with the Republican Party Congressional majorities of the 1995 through 2000 time period initiated a major realignment of both the nature and scope of Federal Government activity. The Nixon-Reagan revolution was so effective that former Democratic President Bill Clinton averred in the 1994 to 1995 time period that “the era of Big Government is over.”

In 2008, Democratic Senator Barrack Obama ascended to the Oval Office with a convincing electoral win in which he captured 53% of the popular vote and 365 votes in the Electoral College.

President-Elect Obama’s win was impressive in all political facets.

He thoroughly beat his challenger Senator John McCain by capturing a decisive plurality with nearly every ethnic, political and religious group in his victory.

If history repeats itself (and history never repeats itself in an exactly duplicate sense, but there may be discernible patterns), then it would seem that the next 40 years on the Presidential level will be dominated by the Democratic Party.

From 1888 to 1924, the Republican Party won the office of the Presidency 7 times out of 10 Presidential elections (McKinley-Theodore Roosevelt-Howard Taft).

Starting with the Presidential election of 1928, the Democratic Party won the Presidency 7 out of the next 10 Presidential elections (Roosevelt-Truman axis).

And from 1968 to 2004, the Republican Party dominated the Oval Office by capturing the Presidency in 7 out of 10 Presidential elections (Nixon-Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II years).

The existential question is this: Will this pattern of Presidential Party dominance that has existed since 1888 continue or will there be a change in the electoral continuum?

The Republican Party may be in the wilderness for the foreseeable future.

In time, as historians and journalists such as Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Dr. Marvin Olasky have pointed out, the political fortunes of the party in the wilderness change and they return to power.

However, in the short-term, it is imperative that Judeo-Christian adherents, Traditional (Paleo) Conservatives, and Free-market advocates learn lessons from our nation’s electoral history so that they may best marshal their political, monetary, and social resources on the Local, State, and Regional levels while they are exiled in the “Presidential Wilderness.”

[Journalist’s note:  This article was redacted and updated from a similar essay published two years earlier in February of 2014.]

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Adrian Monk: [to the murder suspect] You had the hotel key card, so you knew where he was staying. You ran the whole way. You probably didn’t even notice that it was starting to rain… you. It was you. You filthy, disgusting animal! YOU MAKE ME SICK!
[confused, everyone turns to look where Monk is pointing]
Busboy: Me?
Sharona Fleming: What are you doing? He’s a busboy!
Adrian Monk: Sharona, don’t you recognize him? From the subway! He’s the Urinator! Urinator! It was you, don’t-don’t try to deny it…!
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Monk…
Adrian Monk: We saw what you…!
Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Monk! Could we get back to the quadruple homicide, please?

Monk: Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan 2004

I guess those NY values are leaking west.

San Francisco has installed an outdoor urinal in Dolores Park near the Mission District as part of the more than $20 million renovation of the recreation area in an attempt to combat a “rampant” public urination issue.

“The more options we can give them to relieve themselves, the better for the parkgoers,”

The potential one liners here are enormous

Lake Huron
Lake Huron

By John Ruberry

The Flint crisis–dangerous levels of lead have been found in its drinking water–is a travesty, but one that the left is using to advance its agenda.

Background: Two years ago after telling the the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in a cost-cutting move that it would stop buying its Lake Huron water by 2017 when a new Huron pipeline project would be completed, Detroit ended its agreement with Flint, which compelled the impoverished city to turn to the Flint River for its water. But somehow Flint authorities made a colossal and possibly deadly mistake by not adding an anti-corrosive that costs $150-a-day into the water supply. That toxic error allowed lead from old pipes to get into the drinking water and yes, into the bodies of Flint residents. Had that additive been used, the expert who uncovered the Flint debacle says the lead crisis never would have occurred.

Rather than uncovering what went wrong and finding out who was responsible, the left is looking beyond the Flint water crisis to intensify a long-running political battle. Businesses and governments from all over the nation are shipping bottled water to Flint. Liberal bomb-thrower Michael Moore isn’t interested. The self-described Flint native–he actually grew up in a wealthy neighboring suburb–lists his demands for Flint which include the arrest and removal from office of Rick Snyder, Michigan’s Republican governor.

Flint and Detroit Public Schools are under control of an emergency manager because of longtime corruption and malfeasance perpetuated by its so-called public servants. Until recently so was the city of Detroit. Not coincidentally these government entities are cash honey holes for Democratic bureaucrats, which is why the left hates the emergency manager law. Snyder appoints Michigan’s emergency managers. Get it?

John "Lee" Ruberry
John “Lee” Ruberry

If you don’t, then read last week’s Washington Post column by leftist Dana Milbank. He blames the entire Flint travesty on Snyder and he of course sub-divides his finger-pointing on the emergency manager law.

Was Snyder–who should not be entirely blameless–the one the decision not to spend $150 on anti-corrosives? He almost certainly was not. Do Moore and Milbank care who it was? No, they would rather attack a Republican and push their idealogy.

A Students for a Democratic Society radical once mused, “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.”

Some things never change.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

There’s been some hints on twitter in terms of what’s been going on with me physically lately but I’ve not explicitly talked about it so as I’ve unexpected found myself with a day off, and home at 3 am on a sunday morning instead of at work let me explain.

What started a few weeks ago as a constant noise in the ear developed into fierce pain, dizziness, swelling in the ear, trouble keeping balance, and nausea to the point where I did something I hadn’t done in decades, went to the doctor. He was so shocked to see me show up in the office (no appointment) complaining of sickness on my own he actually found time to see me without much of a wait.

He initially diagnosed an ear infection which seemed to make sense, prescribed a course of antibiotics & told me to rest a few days saying if you’re not much better in under 48 hours to come back. As I wasn’t & DaWife wouldn’t let me wait a 3rd day she took me down and they hit me with IV antibiotics in the hopes of getting ahead of things.

We left the Doctor’s office & hit a local restaurant because I hadn’t eaten in two days when I noticed the straw felt wrong in my mouth, one side of my face had spontaneously collapsed, I looked with Popeye without the pipe, my wife fearing an allergic reaction (I have no history of allergies to anything short of liberalism) rushed me back where I became a sight of popular attraction curiosity among the staff and medical students who immediately arranged for me to be admitted to St. Vincent’s hospital in Worcester at once.

I hadn’t been admitted to a hospital in over 30 years and the only room they had was in the ICU. After a giving me a set of physical tests and examining me it turns out I have something that my own Leominster based Doctor had read about but never seen, Ramsey Hunt Syndrome.

It’s a form of shingles, based on the Chicken Pox virus (although the Russian based doctor at St. V’s made a cultural faux pas when explaining, saying I had herpes. That’s technically correct as the Chicken Pox virus is of that family but it provided a comic moment when I answered loudly “I have WHAT?!“. The wife and sons still regret that they were behind me & did not have camera phones at the ready).

My Doc missed it because until the Bell’s Palsy in the face is the classic sign of it. It’s viral so antibiotics are totally ineffective so I was put on some new anti-viral drugs (side effect of dizziness which added to my already unsteady footing) and a steroid anti-inflammatory for the ear inflammation (which apparently when your on it has interesting psychological effects so my own doc ordered a follow up to wean me from it before hey made me more wired than I already am). To a guy who doesn’t take aspirin it was weird to be on lots of meds

So I spent a week out of work in bed contagious and when I went back I was careful my boss & my co-workers kept a close eye & was given the OK to leave if wasn’t up to it. All my free time has been spent resting or online. I didn’t realize how bad I actually looked till Friday when I went out to a breakfast haunt I normally frequent and everyone was staring, they thought I had a stroke because of my walk and face.

The Doc checked on me Friday I’ve been slowly regaining control of the facial muscles on the right side of my face, I can whistle again, my balance is much improved and as of this writing I can with great effort close my right eye while leaving my left eye open (when I can blink alternatively at normal speed I’ll know I have it all back). If you haven’t seen me in some time you’ll instantly notice is wrong by my eye but the improvement seems steady.

On the down side I’m still getting the occasional stabbing pain in my right ear, but it only lasts a few seconds, the ringing in the ear has continued unabated (it’s particularly loud in settings like Eucharistic Adoration where there is no other background noise) and as I said I don’t have complete facial control. Doc said he expects these to go away but it could be six days, six weeks, six months or never, but there is nothing here that I can’t deal with after all it could have been much worse.

On the financial side our post Obamacare insurance is really bad so I’m worried about what the very short admission at St. V’s will cost & I’m out a week’s pay & hadn’t accused much if any sick time.

The most frustrating thing about it all is timing during the golden time of the most interesting primary season there has ever been I’ve been effectively grounded. It’s one thing to take a 15 minute drive to work late at night when there is no traffic, it’s another to drive to NH to cover primary events in my condition. Fortunately online other than my always horrible grammar none of the symptoms are apparently and my mind is no more diminished than my liberal friends always thought it was.

However if you’re wondering why I haven’t been on the ground lately up North as you might have expected, now you know.

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17 And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.

And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the Lord, my son.

And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the Lord from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee.

Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.

And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.

In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

–Judges 17:1-6

I won.

–President Barack H. Obama

Conservatism as an objective political concept has no meaning anymore. Many who call themselves conservatives and vote Republican do so for one reason: the prospect of “winning.”

This woman doesn’t understand or subscribe to conservative concepts, nor does she want to do either and I believe that there are many more like her. And, in spite of distortions and falsehoods in the piece, her op-ed is a very useful read. It’s from 2014 and was a harbinger of things to come. There are even some hardcore truths in it.

I am a registered Republican. And I’m black.

I’m for civil and equal rights. A raise in minimum wage, I’m for a woman’s right to choose an abortion. My switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party was not about ideology but about power.

I looked at the Democratic Party as largely taking my vote for granted because close to 90% of blacks vote Democratic, according to the exit polls from the last five presidential elections. While the black community has delivered for the Democratic party, it has done little to deliver for the black community, which finds itself mired at the bottom rung of just about every statistical category from unemployment rates to incarceration rates.

My party affiliation change came with much thought. It happened during the 2010 mid-term election cycle when the Republican Party was catapulted to success on the coattails of a fractional element calling itself first Teabaggers [False] (until someone told them what that actually meant) [False]. The Tea Party Movement changed not only the face of the Republican Party offering up more than 130 candidates for Congress–50% elected to the Senate and 31% to The House. The Tea Party also pushed the Republican Party to the fringes on social issues, in particular [No evidence for this].

All emphasis mine.

That the woman is black and holds “black issues” at the forefront of her political calculations is of secondary importance to my point, which is: that those of us who base our political decisions on a concrete set of ideological and moral standards are in the minority.

Many of my Facebook friends who shared this piece pointed to it as evidence of the futility of conservative outreach in the “black community.” Partially, they are correct, but it’s a much broader problem than a racial one. It’s evidence of the futility of conservative outreach to any group which doesn’t recognize the effects of post-modern education on the thinking of the vast majority its members.

Where nothing is true, anything is true and the definition of a thing is whatever you want it to be. And, above all, the only thing that matters is power. That’s postmodernism.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

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Help Help I’m being repressed

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

Back in the land of England the concerted effort to remove Cecil Rhodes from the college that he benefited and the scholarship that helped finance the many students calling for his metaphorical head has hit a snag.

Economics.

The governing body of Oriel College, which owns the statue, has ruled out its removal after being warned that £1.5m worth of donations have already been cancelled, and that it faces dire financial consequences if it bows to the Rhodes Must Fall student campaign.

A leaked copy of a report prepared for the governors and seen by this newspaper discloses that wealthy alumni angered by the “shame and embarrassment” brought on the 690-year-old college by its own actions have now written it out of their wills.

It appears that while the students, particular those of color who demanded the statue of Mr. Rhodes removed from the college saw no contradiction in accepting the scholarship money that brought them to the place to attack it, the wealthy donors who provide said funds to make such scholarship disagree, thus…

Oriel College confirmed in a statement to the Telegraph: “Following careful consideration, the College’s governing body has decided that the statue should remain in place.”

They can give millions of reasons for this decision, in fact maybe even 100’s of millions.

At a meeting on Wednesday the governing body was told that because of its ambiguous position on the removal of the statue, “at least one major donation of £500,000” that was expected this year has been cancelled.
In addition, a “potential £750,000 donor” has stopped responding to messages from the college, and several alumni have written to Oriel to say “they are disinheriting the college from their wills”.

One of those who has already cancelled their legacy was going to leave a “seven figure sum” and the college is aware that “another major donor is furious with the College… whose legacy could be in excess of £100m”.

Suddenly the college which was awash with money finds it self with a potential £200,000 deficit and that’s just THIS year.

One of the leaders of the movement to remove Mr. Rhodes indignantly responded on facebook:

Ntokozo Qwabe, leader of the RMF movement wrote on his Facebook page: “The decision by Oriel College to unilaterally reverse its public commitments on Rhodes, without any consultation, basically reminds us that black lives are cheap at Oxford.”

He says this without any sense of irony because

Ntokozo Qwabe, the leader of Oxford’s Rhodes Must Fall campaign, is himself the beneficiary of Cecil Rhodes’s bequest. The South African student was funded by a Rhodes scholarship during his undergraduate law degree at Keble College.

Because nothing says “I’m being repressed” like receiving a scholarship to one of the leading institutions of higher education in the entire world, yet alas the oppression of Mr. Qwabe has been shared by many over the years:

Rhodes was a student at Oxford and a member of Oriel College in the 1870s. He left money to the college on his death in 1902.

A scholarship programme in his name has so far been awarded to more than 8,000 overseas students.

The horror!  Think of it, 8000 students plucked from an idyllic third world existence away and thrust into the harsh reality of the patriarchal existence of a 1st world system of higher education among the evil elites!

Personally I think that the college not wanting to be the source of such repression to people like Mr. Qwabe should consider rethinking these scholarships and/or tightening the qualifications and conditions of same to save such people the embarrassment of abandoning a third world existence free from the oppression of white colonial influence that a world class education at Oxford might impose.

I would have thought a person of principle who believed that this institution was evil and oppressive would have shaken the dust of it off their feet, refusing to accept any such scholarship from a place so odious,  however perhaps Mr. Qwabe and the students who support him can, with hard work, be someday as successful as the donors who he is currently attacking and thus replace the funds being threatened allowing said college to remove said statue, or even perhaps he and his pals can set up his own scholarship fund to a different less tainted education.

Until then he will have to deal with the harsh reality of putting up with receiving an education that most people in not only today’s world but in all of human history could only imagine getting as opposed to enjoying the freedom of his homeland, one of the rape & murder capitals of the world without the oppression that life at an English college provides.

Life is a cruel thing isn’t it?

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We constantly hear about brave protesters who stand up to authority who in reality risk nothing by doing so.

Harmony Daws is not such a person:

Daws informed her boss at Sparkling Palaces, a local cleaning business in Portland, that she had recently been named president of Oregon Right To Life. Afterwards, her boss became “cold and distant” for the next week and a half, ORTL said in a statement. She ultimately fired Daws, saying that being pro-life caused Daws to discriminate against other employees.

As an employee who herself hired and fired people for the company, Daws says she never made hiring or firing decisions based on an employee’s abortion beliefs.

“Cleaning is the most neutral thing there is,” Daws said. “You can do it with anybody for anybody.”

But there is nothing in the world less tolerant than a tolerant liberal.

But being fired is not what makes Daws a hero, it was her reaction to it which was in part.

had I known then what the price to accept the presidency would be, I would still have accepted the position. Fighty-eight million children have lost their lives since 1973. Losing a job in my stand for their right to life was a small price to pay.

She plans to go into business for herself.  If I might be so bold as to suggest if I was Donald Trump I’d stake her as it would burnish his pro-life credentials, but perhaps he is worried that some in his base might not be happy with such a move.

If I was Ted Cruz I would immediate start mentioning her on every speech on religious freedom I give.

Closing thought, Imagine if she instead was voted head of Oregon LGBT & her christian boss fired her, would there be any other story in media this weekend?

 

They just signed a two trade and scientific-technical development protocols.

No, the Cuban communists and the North Korean are not in the States Sponsors of Terrorism list.

Yes, they have been caught playing footsie with 240 metric tons‘ worth of Soviet-era weapons and fighter jets hidden under sacks of sugar at least once (maybe attempting a second try), while negotiating the U.S. easing the so-called “embargo”.

Yes, a stolen Hellfire missile was shipped to Europe via commercial carrier in early 2014 (again, while the Obama administration was finalizing its easement of relations with the Communist dictatorship), and months later, in June, “Lockheed Martin officials realized the missile was missing” but is likely in Cuba.

Yes, Cuba and North Korea officials have been visiting each other recently,

In June 2015 Raúl Castro hosted Kang Sok Su, the secretary of international relations for the North Korean Workers’ Party. In September Mr. Kim received Cuban Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel in Pyongyang. Cuba’s state-owned newspaper Granma reported that Mr. Kim sent “an affectionate greeting” to the Castro boys during the visit. It also said that Messrs. Díaz-Canel and Kim discussed the two countries’ close relations and mutual cooperation.

And now they have put it on paper, for “the transaction of goods through the barter mode of exchange.” Makes you wonder,

Maybe this new “scientific-technical development” protocol involves the stolen U.S. Hellfire missile that Castro refuses to return, despite Obama’s endless diplomatic overtures and economic concessions.

Also in the news today,

Meanwhile, Japan has placed its military on high alert today over the possibility of a North Korean ballistic missile launch.

What could possibly go wrong?

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.

Ok let me preface this post that this is pure speculation.

I’ve been thinking about last night’s debate and while I still think Trump’s move to skip it was strategic I was asking myself why play prevent?

Trump last debate was good and much like Ty Cobb who WAS Capable of hitting for the long ball but choose not to (There is a famous story of him, after the live ball era spending a week hitting for power like Ruth just to prove he could before going back to his short ball ways) The Donald CAN do substance and between the idiocy of banning MLK quotes, the new revelations out of Cologne and the continued crime from people here illegally & news concerning people staying over their visas he had all the material to knock any debate out of the park and when that YouTube question on Islam came he could have cited the hate crimes vs Christians and Jews and showed that question for the BS it was.

Put simply there is no reason why Trump COULDN’T have won that debate, so why didn’t he show up and do it instead of being reduced to citing online polls.

So why did he do it?

I think it’s was the video based questions.

During the debate both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio where hit with questions backed up by video from Megyn “the terror” Kelly and pressed on positions they had. They handled those questions well, (I think Cruz better than Rubio but I might be biased here) but they handled it.

A lot of Trump’s supporters are people who haven’t showed up before, people who normally don’t get involved who only get their info from what they’ve seen on in pop culture.

What happens to that evangelical support if Kelly plays the NY Vales clip with Tim Russet?

What happens to his conservative support if Kelly plays the video of him praising Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama etc etc etc.

If Trump is there, his supporters are watching an seeing that stuff for the first time, more importantly they do so in a setting where they are exposed to alternatives that said people can choose.

I speculate that Trump decided that risk was too great and needed an excuse not to go, thus the initial poll, I think the Fox snark concerning it was a Godsend to Trump as it provided an excuse to stay away and play the victim card. If he could have dictated that note himself he would have.

Again this is pure speculation, I could be totally wrong, but the more I think about it, the more I think this is what went down.

Twas video that scared the beast.

Update: I can’t believe CNN actually just said the same thing. MSNBC’s Morning Joe is going all in with the Donald wins meme.

Update 2: I’m getting a lot of pushback on twitter over my Donald Trump stuff I think I hit a nerve

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The full folly of Donald Trump’s decision to skip the GOP debate is being proven tonight.

Tonight has been the worst possible result for him, the GOP debate has been full of substance, strong answers and serious discussion, with plenty of quotable moments that have nothing to do with Donald Trump.

That’s bad enough, but what’s worse for Donald Trump are two things:

If you are running as a strong man you can’t be afraid of a woman like Megyn Kelly (particularly if you will likely be facing Hillary Clinton in a general election)

If you are painting yourself as the indispensable man the last thing you want to prove is that this is wrong.

There will be a lot of short term spin on this.  Perhaps his attempt to play prevent might even help him win Iowa but in the long term this is going to hurt Donald Trump badly.

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