Posts Tagged: GOP

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GOP debates: Common Sense Changes to Limit Self-inflicted Wounds (Guest Post)

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In January 2015, the GOP announced it would hold 9 presidential primary debates from August 2015 to March 2016. Since then, 16 candidates have officially declared they are running to be the 2016 Republican standard bearer. Yet the GOP has decided to limit their initial presidential debate to only the candidates polling in the top… Read more »

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When Will Republicans Stop Treating the Press Like they’re Journalists? Hillary Gets It.

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Over the Independence Day weekend the Bob Family was visiting Grandma and Grandpa Bob for a few days. One piece of good timing that came of it was that I got to see on Fox News cuts of Megyn Kelly’s recent interview with Mitt Romney (The Bob household “Cut the cord” over a year ago)…. Read more »

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Barack Obama will go down in history as the most successful president since Abraham Lincoln…

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The eight year reign of Barack Obama will go down as the most important in American history since Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln led the United States at the single most important decision point in its history. At stake was no less than the question of whether the country would continue as a single nation or would… Read more »

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Why I’m beginning to disagree with Sarah Palin about the impeachment of Barack Obama

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I love Sarah Palin, but I’m beginning to disagree with her on impeachment. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says the following about impeachment: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and… Read more »

Should All Political Parties Embrace Liberal Values? The Left Seems To Think So. (Guest Post)

Should All Political Parties Embrace Liberal Values? The Left Seems To Think So. (Guest Post)

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The concept that the whims of public opinion, the fads of the moment, or the opinions of an ideological opponent should fundamentally alter what a particular political party stands for has always seemed rather odd to me. It is an argument I see trotted out in articles from Left leaning sites on a regular basis…. Read more »

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A Lack of Identity politics…Exactly the reason the GOP can’t seem to attract minorities and immigrants…

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The GOP establishment has spent a great deal of effort over the last decade pushing for amnesty under the guise of “comprehensive immigration reform”. This is of course because they are scared of the fact that minorities are going to become a majority in the US over the next 40 years and they don’t want… Read more »

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The Fiscal Cliff – Setting the stage for a Revolutionary War of Ideas… If the GOP has the stomach for the fight [Reader Post]

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Two weeks ago a slight majority of Americans voted for more stuff from the government. There may have been other drivers, but that is the main one. Below is a quote whose origin is disputed, but it is particularly apropos:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.

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Single Issue Stupidity and Rick Santorum [Reader Post]

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I remember hearing once that in Shakespeare’s day the cumulative writings an educated person could be expected to encounter over the course of their lifetime was the equivalent one week’s worth of the New York Times. Today things are slightly different in that we get a week’s worth of the New York Times every week – whether we want it or not. In addition, thousands of times that volume of content is every day via print, broadcast and internet media. As such, anyone who doesn’t want to be overwhelmed to the point of becoming catatonic has to focus their attention on sources of news and information they perceive to be reliable, honest and accurate.