Hey GOP Call the Left’s Minimum Wage Bluff

The left continues to go all in on the minimum wage nationally The Republicans blocked a bill on Wednesday that could have increased the minimum wage. President Barack Obama and Democrats are furious, but Republicans are holding firm. The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour; with an increase over three years, the wage would … Continue reading Hey GOP Call the Left’s Minimum Wage Bluff

Who’s Abridging What (Updated)

by baldilocks Two recent “public outrage” issues in this year’s news have demonstrated that many people—even conservatives—have the notion that no one may abridge “free speech.” The Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson-A&E controversy The Donald Sterling-NBA Controversy The only law related to free speech is in the U.S. Constitution, specifically, Article I of the Bill of … Continue reading Who’s Abridging What (Updated)

Field Guide to CPAC 2014 Mike Steinberg (R) NC 9

The last Pol I interviewed at CPAC 2014 was Mike Steinberg who is running in the GOP primary against Congressman Robert Pittenger His web site is here. No Democrat has filed for the 9th district so baring something totally unexpected The May 6th primary will determine who will representing the 9th district in November.

Interview Dan Dubrule GOP Candidate Ma-2

Monday I interviewed GOP candidate for the 2nd Massachusetts district Dan Dubrule after his speech at the Twin City Tea Party monthly meeting It's not every GOP candidate who is a union leader and he is passionate about the misconceptions about Union Workers as I write in my Examiner piece: I’ve been a union rep … Continue reading Interview Dan Dubrule GOP Candidate Ma-2

Government of the Party or of the People? Your Choice

What’s the use of being elected or re-elected if you don’t stand for something? Grover Cleveland I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday. G.K. Chesteron, 1923 Yesterday in the Washtington post Chris Cillzza lamented that the political middle had disappeared. In 1982, there were 344 … Continue reading Government of the Party or of the People? Your Choice

Lerner takes the 5th…and the Conversation

Yesterday while I was giving my wife her belated mothers day gift of a Drive to Maine to visit fabric stores Lois Lerner went before the House committee investigating the IRS scandal. The Video is not a good image for the White House and will surely be part of many a GOP ad as 2014 … Continue reading Lerner takes the 5th…and the Conversation

…and NO IRS special committee either

Following up on yesterday's post concerning how to go forward on the IRS investigation there question is going to be asked, do you have a special committee or do you just give this to the standard committee's that would handle such and investigation. While there are some advantages to a special committee there is a … Continue reading …and NO IRS special committee either

Reality catching up to Sanford, GOP in SC-1

The Sanford Bostic race in SC 1 is starting to generate some interest. The Washington Post gave some background. Sanford won 37 percent of the vote in last week’s primary; Bostic barely edged into the runoff with 13 percent support. Sanford had more than $270,000 to spend as of the mid-March; Bostic had only about … Continue reading Reality catching up to Sanford, GOP in SC-1

The Democrats, the Media and the Ancien Régime

Expanding on my post of yesterday morning about the Democrat party not being what it was. I thought of another theme we regularly see from the MSM. We are constantly told stories of the good old days when the Democrats and the Republicans got along so well, the days when members of congress really cared … Continue reading The Democrats, the Media and the Ancien Régime

The House Cliff Vote: A preview of coming attractions

Back when I thought Romney was going to win I wrote this about one of my fears if he did in fact win: The thing I fear the most about Mitt is that he will form a team with Establishment GOP and liberals in the House. The Establishment gets it’s spending, liberals get a piece … Continue reading The House Cliff Vote: A preview of coming attractions

89-8, New Year Same old congress

This Morning the Senate passed a compromise bill two hours after the deadline for the "fiscal cliff" bipartisan bill was to take effect. The vote was 89-8 an even wider margin bipartisan margin than the bill it replaces. Only 3 Democrats and 5 Republicans voted against the measure that will now go to the house. … Continue reading 89-8, New Year Same old congress

Stop me before I have to vote!

There are two things that really don't make any sense to me in the so-called "Fiscal Cliff" debate. The first is the considered opinion of everyone involved that "sequestration" is a bad thing when it was a bipartisan law passed by a GOP House with broad democrat support and through a democrat senate with over … Continue reading Stop me before I have to vote!