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The Other Shutdown: GOP Leadership Since 2006

The Other Shutdown: GOP Leadership Since 2006

Erick Erickson writes in Redstate.com that Senate Republican leadership has flat out capitulated in making Capitol Hill staffers’ Obamacare exemption/subsidies an issue.  The NRSC and DSCC have declared a truce. Evidently Congress is so petrified that their staffs will tender mass resignations they have agreed to mutually back away. The congressional counterparts, the NRCC and DCCC, have not weighed in, but[Read More…]

by August 7, 2013 0 comments Blog
Sarah Palin And Alaska’s Damaged GOP Brand

Sarah Palin And Alaska’s Damaged GOP Brand

Since Alaskans seem to trust the GOP even less than Sarah Palin does, could it be the perfect venue to reinvent herself as an independent? Sure, Palin is favored by Republicans and easily bubbles to the top of GOP Senate contenders in 2014 in the July Public Policy Polling sampling of Alaskans.  But she struggles in a matchup against incumbent[Read More…]

by August 6, 2013 0 comments Blog
Reince, Why Working The Refs Won’t Work

Reince, Why Working The Refs Won’t Work

Just when you thought the RNC was about to turn the corner on their abject failure to create a sustainable media presence and message… RNC Chairman Reince Priebus sent letters to the heads of CNN and NBC, demanding they drop their planned docu-puff-pieces on Hillary Clinton. If not, the RNC would yank its debates from their networks. Where do you[Read More…]

by August 5, 2013 0 comments Blog
Drill, Baby, Drill…Down Into American Psyche, That Is

Drill, Baby, Drill…Down Into American Psyche, That Is

  Peggy Noonan gave props to the new Dan Balz Book, Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America, in a spot on assessment of the strengths of the Obama 2012 campaign relative to the thrashing around of Mitt Romney’s failed effort.  Peggy swings and misses…a lot…but hits it out of the park in observing 2008, and[Read More…]

by August 4, 2013 0 comments Blog
Are ChristieCrats Reagan Democrats?

Are ChristieCrats Reagan Democrats?

Nobody disputes that Republicans in northeast blue states need Democrats to vote for them, and yes, like them. But is this the same dynamic Ronald Reagan leveraged decades ago to effect landslide wins which swept these same blue states? Not really. Ronald Reagan fused populism with conservatism like nobody before him or after him. But make make no mistake, what[Read More…]

by August 2, 2013 1 comment Blog
The Case For A “Dangerous” GOP

The Case For A “Dangerous” GOP

It is not uncommon throughout political history that a specific party, group, family, etc. would be as fragmented on a broad number of issues as is the case with the current Republican Party. It is even less unusual when you take into account that just once in the past 24 years (six elections) has a Republican presidential candidate received the[Read More…]

by August 1, 2013 0 comments Blog
A Fish Called Huma

A Fish Called Huma

Or, Ruthless People, depending on your guilty pleasure for a spate of double cross cult classics from the mid 1980s.* The Clinton’s signature matrix was one of marital malfeasance and the ensuing lies made to the public and bargains between themselves for political expediency. They were at the top of their game as purely political animals went, trading intramarital emotional and[Read More…]

by August 1, 2013 0 comments Blog
McConnell: In A Red State He Should Win, But Scott Brown To The Rest of Us

McConnell: In A Red State He Should Win, But Scott Brown To The Rest of Us

Mitch McConnell is not a wartime consigliere.  In fact, he’s cut out, at best, for the low bar set for minority leader and low expectations. Dan Spencer in RedState.com writes the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee  seems to be targeting him, both on twitter and in its press releases.  Dan wonders why the DSCC is messing with an (admitted underachiever) incumbent in a[Read More…]

by July 31, 2013 0 comments Blog
Don’t Tweet It, Do It

Don’t Tweet It, Do It

As a 16-year-old, two years shy of voting eligibility, the game of politics plays out before me very much like a game of baseball. I tune in every day fully aware of my irrelevance to the situation that plays out before me. Of course, there is some sick delight to irrelevance. I may feel the consequences of this cruel game,[Read More…]

by July 30, 2013 0 comments Blog
The Anthony Weiner Scandal-Horrible Example for Students

The Anthony Weiner Scandal-Horrible Example for Students

The new scandal following Anthony Weiner’s sexting is not only an embarrassment to New York City and our country, but it is setting a horrible example for the younger generation. When former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner took the consequences of his first scandal by resigning from Congress, I expected not to hear from him again. Less than two years later,[Read More…]

by July 30, 2013 0 comments Blog