Why Big GOP Hates Donald Trump

by baldilocks People love to be lied to and smooth-talked. Conversely, they hate frank speakers who tell them the truth. This is part of the reason that there is still love and nostalgia for Former President Obama and a widespread visceral hatred of President Trump. I’m not immune, but I have recovered. Admittedly, having a … Continue reading Why Big GOP Hates Donald Trump

Seven Big Differences between the 2010 Big Red Wave and the expected 2018 “Big Blue Wave”

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. John Adams As we continue to see the GOP head for the hills while the left braces for what they believe is going to be a banner year … Continue reading Seven Big Differences between the 2010 Big Red Wave and the expected 2018 “Big Blue Wave”

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.

3 issues conservatives can (and should) commandeer from liberals

I know someone who is environmentally conscious, minority-empowering, and socially aware who also happens to be extremely conservative. Her "bleeding heart" has been tempered by reality. She knows there are problems that need to be addressed but she's not so naive to believe the gut response for action is the right way to address most situations. … Continue reading 3 issues conservatives can (and should) commandeer from liberals

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?

Univision plays the world’s smallest violin

If you google "RNC Univision" you get 229,000 results, most of them criticizing the GOP's decision last month to not include Spanish-language TV channel Univision on its presidential debate schedule. "Republicans need Univision", decries Adrian Carrasquillo. "Univision is the country's fifth-largest TV network, reaching 94 million households," rattles off Raul Reyes, and on and on. … Continue reading Univision plays the world’s smallest violin

The upside down world of the left and Wisconsin

As you may have already heard, the absent senators in Wisconsin are being held in contempt and not just by voters: Republicans voted, 19-0, to find the Democrats in contempt of the Senate and issued orders to Wisconsin law enforcement to detain them. "We simply cannot have democracy be held hostage because the minority wants … Continue reading The upside down world of the left and Wisconsin

The Tax Cut Trap for the Democrats

When the initial Bush tax cuts were proposed the making of the tax cuts temporary was a compromise that democrats and liberal republicans managed to forge to keep their constituents happy. If they could not stop the Bush Tax Cuts they could at least make them expire thus giving some consolation to their progressive followers. … Continue reading The Tax Cut Trap for the Democrats

Consevatives and ratings, The Chicken and the egg

While everybody has been so fascinated by the rating for Sarah Palin's new show (which broke all of TLC's ratings records) I found the following story at the same site much more interesting. According to months of data from leading media-research company Experian Simmons, viewers who vote Republican and identify themselves as conservative are more … Continue reading Consevatives and ratings, The Chicken and the egg

Adrienne nails it

Adrienne links to this post at the national Catholic Register that explains it all As it turns out, the Republicans wanted the base to get involved—just not so much. What they really wanted is for real conservatives to turn out to vote but certainly not run. Newly involved fiscal conservatives are finding out that the … Continue reading Adrienne nails it

Some general notes from the congressional liaison meeting

this took place on capital hill. The panel consisted of Dan Riehl Melissa Clouther and Stacy McCain Tabitha Hale. Each talked about interactions between congressional offices and bloggers: Melissa made some serious points saying: Bloggers will notice things first, they can give good hits to a local congressman on the issue. A local blogger can … Continue reading Some general notes from the congressional liaison meeting

Live at the Plymouth County GOP event in Rockland

Just heard Michael Graham talk about Barack Obama as the best creator of conservative voters ever. Just now was able to get the Net will update as able Jeff Perry now going up Crowd gave him a rousing round of applause. Let the group in a cheer against both Obamacare and Amnesty Joe Malone now … Continue reading Live at the Plymouth County GOP event in Rockland

Smitty nails it…as does SISU

In this post concerning the tea parties and the GOP: Here is the point, and I think this generalizes beyond NY-23 to the rest of the country: the GOP won’t take the Tea Party seriously until the Tea Party is the GOP. One questions why the GOP establishment would be so willing to throw away … Continue reading Smitty nails it…as does SISU

Voices of the Candidates: Chris Resmini

I talked to Chris Resmini at the Charlie Baker event on Monday: If we are going to change Massachusetts we need to support these first time candidates when they emerge. You will also note from his facebook page that Chris has been active in attending events and supporting his fellow republican candidates. More please