Fisking Yahoo, AP and Steve People on His sad story of Homeless Establishment RINOS

These days it's really reached a point where there isn't really a whole lot of point reading what the MSM will write about the president as one can predict it with unerring accuracy, but this Yahoo story Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans   by Steve People is so hysteric in nature and so nonsensical in it's … Continue reading Fisking Yahoo, AP and Steve People on His sad story of Homeless Establishment RINOS

My GOP Campaign Slogan for 2018: If You Like Your Tax Cut You can Keep Your Tax Cut

George Bailey: If Potter gets a hold of this Building and Loan, there'll never be another decent house built in this town. He's already got charge of the bank. He's got the bus line. He got the department stores, and now he's after us. Why? Well, it's very simple. Because we're cuttin' in on his … Continue reading My GOP Campaign Slogan for 2018: If You Like Your Tax Cut You can Keep Your Tax Cut

The MSM’s 2018 Tet Offensive on the GOP

As The Washington Post’s Saigon bureau chief Peter Braestrup documented in his book The Big Story, reporters systematically used Tet to turn the reality of a U.S. victory into an image of American and South Vietnamese defeat...That campaign of misrepresentation culminated in Walter Cronkite’s half-hour TV special on February 27, 1968, when he told his viewers that … Continue reading The MSM’s 2018 Tet Offensive on the GOP

CPAC 2018 The Data Points and My Conclusions

By now all of you are likely sick of my CPAC 2018 posts so you will be pleased to hear that other than a guest post (that needs integration of the graphics and the text) this post will close out my coverage of CPAC 2018. My primary goal at CPAC was to answer some questions … Continue reading CPAC 2018 The Data Points and My Conclusions

A GOP Strategy to win the “Shutdown” so simple that only a Stupid Party could Blow it

Over the last eight years we've had the MSM tell us how horrible government shutdowns were and excoriate the GOP each time they brought up the prospect of one. Now that Donald Trump is President and Democrats no longer control either house of congress the media is as you might have already guessed, ready to … Continue reading A GOP Strategy to win the “Shutdown” so simple that only a Stupid Party could Blow it

GOP’s agenda in 2018: Get more stuff done

It took them nearly a year to pass anything meaningful. This fact is absolutely ridiculous as they've had over six years to prepare for the inevitable control of the House, Senate, and White House once Obamacare passed and sealed the short-term fate of the Democrats. Coming into 2017 flatfooted and disorganized was inexcusable, but that's … Continue reading GOP’s agenda in 2018: Get more stuff done

Holes in the tax plan are appearing. Imagine if they didn’t rush it for an arbitrary deadline.

There was such high hopes for Republicans going into 2017. A GOP-controlled House and Senate putting legislation on a Republican President's desk is exactly what they've been asking for since Barack Obama first took office. Voters delivered. All was well in the world. 2017 was going to be the year the GOP finally got stuff … Continue reading Holes in the tax plan are appearing. Imagine if they didn’t rush it for an arbitrary deadline.

The notion that Graham-Cassidy must pass to save the GOP is ludicrous

Let's set aside, for a moment, whether or not you (or I) support the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare replacement bill. That's been debated publicly and privately more tenaciously than any bill since Obamacare and in a much smaller time frame. Instead, let's look at one argument: future elections. There have been a lot of fallback arguments made. … Continue reading The notion that Graham-Cassidy must pass to save the GOP is ludicrous

The Stupid Party Earns It’s Name Again

Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party. What I asked at the Tea Party Sept 25th 2010 … Continue reading The Stupid Party Earns It’s Name Again

Why do political parties have platforms if they’re not going to abide them?

Last year, I was very encouraged by much of what the GOP platform stated. Yes, I’m one of those weird people who actually read it. Apparently, most of our elected Republican officials in DC either didn’t read it or dismissed it after they won. There are key elements that are getting missed. Before anyone says … Continue reading Why do political parties have platforms if they’re not going to abide them?

The Subtle Ways of “Journalism”

There are many ways that you can make a suggestion in a story and create the meme you want to make in a persons mind. A great little example of this took place in the coverage of the pro-forma vote for speaker in the new congress. First lets look at the coverage via The Hill … Continue reading The Subtle Ways of “Journalism”

Johnny Appleseed DaTechGuy Interviews Frank Ardinger for State Rep & Gwen of Leominster GOP committee

While I was volunteering for WQPH at the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Leominster MA I did several interviews for the station but there were also some political people worth getting on camera which of course could not be associated with the station. So I left the WQPH booth and went out into the festival where … Continue reading Johnny Appleseed DaTechGuy Interviews Frank Ardinger for State Rep & Gwen of Leominster GOP committee

Free Trade, the GOP, and the Part of 1984 that is Often Forgotten

Hillary Clinton represents an existential threat to the nation. She would perpetuate the liberal dumbing down of America, attempt to load the courts with more leftists, and redefine our unalienable rights to match the progressive agenda. Under no circumstances would I endorse or even remotely consider voting for her. That's the preface necessary to set the … Continue reading Free Trade, the GOP, and the Part of 1984 that is Often Forgotten

Donald Trump Sour Grapes 1: Jackie Robinson and touching the bases

It Ain't over until it's over Yogi Berra Of all the stories about Jackie Robinson that you might hear, the one that has stuck with me the most involves a moment of defeat.  A moment where he seemingly had no recourse but to accept defeat. It was 3:58 PM on Oct 3rd 1951 and Bobby … Continue reading Donald Trump Sour Grapes 1: Jackie Robinson and touching the bases

Endorsements are nice but Show me a Win Marco

The Marco Rubio Campaign is rightly crowing over winning the Gov Nikki Haley sweepstakes in SC Team Cruz supposedly made a “feverish bid” for her support, pitching her on the idea that her criticism of Trump in her SOTU rebuttal had damaged her populist cred and backing Cruz would be one way to restore it. … Continue reading Endorsements are nice but Show me a Win Marco

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

The 603 Alliance NH Caucus is this weekend

This weekend the 603 Alliance will be holding their caucus at the fairgrounds in Contoocook NH. I've covered the 603 alliance before both in NH and outside of the state, the Caucus begins at 11:30 here are the rules from the site: • All nationally-recognized Republican Presidential Candidates will be included in the Caucus. • … Continue reading The 603 Alliance NH Caucus is this weekend

I’m old Enough to Remember when Pundits were Expected to Support the GOP Candidates

Recall at Debate number #1 the very first question was all about supporting the GOP nominee no matter who it is, Trump refused to make that pledge and the GOP and their candidates made a big fuss about Trump's refusal. It took many weeks & a lot of negotiation before Trump finally signed the pledge. … Continue reading I’m old Enough to Remember when Pundits were Expected to Support the GOP Candidates

Attention GOP: You’re ALL Trump to the MSM

Remember thou art Mortal Whispered in the ear of a Roman General celebrating a Triumph Looking at the latest kerfuffle concerning Donald Trump and the media reminds me of one of the single most important lessons that any and every GOP candidate not named Ted Cruz needs to get through their head. At this moment … Continue reading Attention GOP: You’re ALL Trump to the MSM

The Trump Boom HASN’T gone Boom

General Smith: Frankly, George, you're on probation. Take my advice and behave yourself. Remember your worst enemy is your own big mouth. Patton 1970 It's a very rare thing that I disagree with one of my own Magnificent Seven Writers in print on the blog, particularly one that I've known as long as the excellent … Continue reading The Trump Boom HASN’T gone Boom