Attach Obamacare Repeal to any DACA bill

This tweet via Instapundit is the understatement of the century: If GOP congress fixes DACA but doesn't repeal/replace Obamacare... hoo boy. Big chunk of GOP voters are going to be mad as hell. https://t.co/DTMBOekYty— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 4, 2017 The sudden about face of the GOP on this is yet another betrayal of their … Continue reading Attach Obamacare Repeal to any DACA bill

The GOP House, Establishment Cowards and Conservative Fools

If the party wants me and people like me they’ll have to earn me. When the GOP can convince me that they are serious about growing the party, when they convince me they are serious about treating the tea party et/al as valued members as opposed to a source of temp labor and occasional funds. … Continue reading The GOP House, Establishment Cowards and Conservative Fools

Bushed (updated)

by baldilocks Barring something (sort of) unforeseen, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. That one of them will be the Leader of the Free World in January is merely the tail end of an ideological splintering that has been going on since the end of Ronald Reagan’s … Continue reading Bushed (updated)

Charlie Baker’s Blueprint for Trump’s revenge on the GOP Establishment

Yesterday we talked about how for the GOP their real fear is that key patronage positions leading to increased power would go to people whose primary loyalty was to Trump and not to party. That is the reason why they are potentially willing to elect a woman who was willing to leave Americans in trouble … Continue reading Charlie Baker’s Blueprint for Trump’s revenge on the GOP Establishment

…and attack Ted Cruz comes with a huge long term price

Yesterday I wrote how the GOP's establishment's decision to go all in for Donald Trump is a pragmatic decision and in some ways quite logical because it does two things: 1. It acknowledges that the Primary System is designed to aid a front-runner and that Trump has put him self in a position to use … Continue reading …and attack Ted Cruz comes with a huge long term price

Ted Cruz, a Campaign Built on Rock

There was one of the rarest moments you will find in my twitter stream, a moment when I disagreed with the great Don Surber who was commenting on a Donald Trump Tweet: Don't often disagree with @donsurber but #Nyvalues is going to be a longterm positive for @tedcruz — Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) January 23, 2016 … Continue reading Ted Cruz, a Campaign Built on Rock

Pastor Kelly & Nate Silver help decode the GOP Establishment

This morning while figuring out what I want to say today I read two posts that clicked in my mind exactly how to explain the GOP establishment. One of them was at Instapundit and linked to a piece by Nate Silver at Five Thirty Eight on Donald Trump & Polls titled One less reason to … Continue reading Pastor Kelly & Nate Silver help decode the GOP Establishment

Bob Dole isn’t afraid Ted Cruz would lose, he’s afraid Cruz will WIN

As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them. Sen Trent Lott (R-MS) 2010 on Tea Party members Yesterday I noted that one of the biggest benefactors of Sarah Palin's endorsement of Donald Trump was Tina Fey. Tina Fey will be sending thank you flowers to Palin because this endorsement means Fey won't have … Continue reading Bob Dole isn’t afraid Ted Cruz would lose, he’s afraid Cruz will WIN

Sarah Palin The Case Against Leaving the GOP

Last week I said after this next election if nothing changes it's time to leave the GOP and go 3rd party. This weekend Sarah Palin while agreeing on the budget deal The GOP establishment in Congress is our abuser. We can’t hide the black eyes any more. The whole neighborhood knows. The Democrats are gloating. … Continue reading Sarah Palin The Case Against Leaving the GOP

Nancy Pelosi & Mitch McConnell a Tale of two bases

If you want to understand the difference between the GOP & Dems here it is: Start with Nancy Pelosi on the spending bill from the Hill: “We’ve had to sort of calibrate how we presented this to members because … we were afraid [Republicans] might pull things out if more Republicans knew about what was … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi & Mitch McConnell a Tale of two bases

Trump Derangement Syndrome in the NH GOP

During the last election cycle the GOP won historic victories not only taking the US senate but winning the Governor's seats in states as Blue as Maryland and Massachusetts. However in 2014 the big exception to that rule was in New Hampshire where the national GOP imported Scott Brown to run much to the delight … Continue reading Trump Derangement Syndrome in the NH GOP

Andrea Shea King Absolutely Nails it on the GOP & Trump

I really like Jonah Goldberg, he's a fun writer, a sci fi geek like me and a clever fellow but I think Andrea Shea King absolutely nailed it in her open letter to him concerning Trump particularly with this list: Here’s a list of those modern conservative “small(er) government” principles: • Did the GOP secure the … Continue reading Andrea Shea King Absolutely Nails it on the GOP & Trump

Director Blue, Donald Trump, Sad Puppies and Niche Markets

loves the world except for all the people Men At Work - Dr Heckyll And Mr Jive 1982 Director Blue's latest list of the top 300 conservative web sites based on Alexa ranking and DaTechGuy blog came in at 212 just ahead of the federalist society and just behind gay patriot While a ranking of … Continue reading Director Blue, Donald Trump, Sad Puppies and Niche Markets

King Buffett & the GOP Establishment and Bad Tastes

As I mentioned before I missed CPAC this year depriving people like Sharyn Bovat of Cannoli but I'm working hard to reduce my debts via a long term contract I'm working on so I can go next year. As part of that contract I was at a location today for a few hours and on heading … Continue reading King Buffett & the GOP Establishment and Bad Tastes

Does NOBODY see the Potential Headline here?

Today the NYT is reporting on the runoff race in Mississippi with the headline: Cochran Asking Blacks to Rescue Him in Republican Primary Bishop Ronnie C. Crudup stood before roughly a dozen of his colleagues at a weekly Baptist fellowship meeting last week and asked for their help in a fight that, until now, would … Continue reading Does NOBODY see the Potential Headline here?