Posts Tagged: Tea Party

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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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An Open Letter to The Westboro Baptist Church – Your Country Needs You (Guest Post)

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  To whom it may concern: I’ll be up front with you – I don’t like your group. I won’t go into the reasons here, as they’re obvious and would take too long to list. For that matter, I doubt that if you knew me you would like me, either. I live inside the DC… Read more »

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The Grinch who Gave America the Negative Stimulus (Guest Post)

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BREAKING: Microsoft exec to oversee Healthcare dot gov. First screenshot leaked! pic.twitter.com/xhUN7Ajmib — Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) December 17, 2013 Sometimes I shake my head and wonder why the Republican party bothers to exist. The Obamacare debacle has given us a near perfect indictment of everything that is wrong with the law itself, President Obama, and… Read more »

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How I reached an Immigrant Voter (Reader Post)

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I was speaking with an owner of my gym a couple of weeks ago. He was born and raised in South Korea, and he speaks functional, not fluent, English with a heavy accent. We had never had a long conversation before, only discussing exercises and sports, but when I asked him how business was going,… Read more »

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You Keep Using That Word; I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means [Reader Post]

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As Scandalpalooza rolls on, Jonah Goldberg wrote about this particular gem on how the Democrats are responding to the IRS scandals So the @GOP has FOIAed the IRS. How original. And political. So much for a bipartisan inquiry. Typical #GOPOverreach — Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) May 22, 2013 with an analysis that wasn’t too different from my own… Read more »

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How President Obama Can Resolve All of the Scandals, or Why I Don’t Have a Career in Politics [Reader Post]

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It seems that lately each day brings either a new scandal or some sickening new wrinkle to an existing one. Naturally, this administration does what every administration does, only the Obama White House seems to have turned it into an art form. They spin, obfuscate, deny, point blame, or just lie when they have to…. Read more »

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Barack Obama cracks the foundation of American success: Trust

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One of the beauties of a free society, particularly one built on the rule of law, free markets and individual liberty is that people are often free to pursue things that are simply not possible elsewhere. Entrepreneurship in the United States thrives like it does in no other place. From restaurants that let you choose… Read more »

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Will big government be felled by big government overreach, arrogance and overconfidence?

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One of my favorite shows is a program called “Person of Interest’ on CBS. The story revolves around a government computer that knows when someone somewhere is in danger and passes that information along to a team of ex government types who go on to save that particular Person of Interest. The show’s device is… Read more »

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It’s Time for the Wealthy to Pay for their Fair Share of Taxes, Part II [Reader Post]

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I’m not a fan of Ann Coulter – her style is a little too abrasive for me, and while I usually agree with the philosophy of her arguments I’ve generally found her supporting info to be too factually challenged to take seriously. But once in a while she makes an excellent point, and this is… Read more »

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Election Postmortem – The Point Everybody is Missing [Reader Post]

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By now everybody knows about the results of Tuesday’s elections and we’ve seen tons of analysis. The predominant themes have been that only in hindsight did Romney run a horrible campaign, that the Tea Party extremism had been rejected by the voters, that this is truly Obama’s mandate, all of the Republican forecasting models were horrifically wrong, and that the Republican party’s only hope is to make drastic changes to its principles if it hopes to survive. Did I miss anything? It’s natural to knee jerk or overreact when something unexpected happens, so I have advice for both sides: don’t read too much into this election and base your next moves only on what happened Tuesday.