Whatever deal Congress and President Obama makes in order to go off the fiscal cliff in the short term we are still in deep, deep financial trouble.
Why does high unemployment persist under Obama? There are several answers to that question: Obama has overspent, overtaxed, overregulated, over-used inflammatory rhetoric against job creators etc. Another answer that often comes up is that Obama has misprioritized: Instead of focusing solely on the jobs issue he just passed a poorly crafted stimulus bill early in […]
There is an ongoing civil war within the Republican Party. How does one bring social conservatives, moderates, and libertarians together?
Rush Limbaugh in discussing the left’s coordinated attack saying conservatives are against contraceptives highlighted my October 19, 2010 interview with Rick Santorum. The left and mainstream media have gone nuts over this already and so it has caught the attention of Mr. Limbaugh. Audio of his mention is above. Here is a transcript of his […]
Today was a busy day for the Republican party in Florence, South Carolina as the candidates made their rounds after last night’s debate in Myrtle Beach. Both Gingrich and Perry were in Florence today with Gingrich making an appearance in the Art Trails Gallery and Perry making an appearance at the Drive-in Restaurant. I was […]
Rick Santorun has some ads running leading up to the South Carolina Primary this Saturday. The one below was released by the campaign is a pretty effective ad comparing Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama on healthcare, bailouts and social issues: (HT: The Right Scoop) CatholicVote.org is running a pro-Santorum ad in South Carolina as well. […]
I am the father of four grown daughters and I have the mental and emotional battle scars to prove it. Thank you for your sympathy. One of the important duties for men that have drawn this lot in life is to sift through the list of candidates who wish to date their daughters, when […]
Listening to the State of the Union while driving home, without the benefit of seeing the President give his speech, allowed me to hear his words and digest them without television bias. The thing that I came away with is that nothing he said had a kernel of truth in it, as it is redundant […]
Ok, they didn’t quite phrase it that way, but when I noticed the final USA Today/Gallup poll looking at Americans intentions on how they vote for Congress over on Memeorandum it is hard not to be confident. Polling likely voters there is a 15% gap between Republicans and Democrats in the generic ballot. Of those […]
Two short years ago, with the election of Barack Obama securing the White House, and having already gained control of the Congress in 2006, the Democrats were absolutely giddy. The defeat of the Republicans in 2006 and 2008 were seen with a sense of finality. There were some that even suggested that conservatism was dead. […]
Today’s perusal of RealClearPolitics brought an interesting juxtaposition of two views that was particularly sharp. Paul Krugman of The New York Times and CNBC’s Lawrence Kudlow both had articles posted dealing with the economy and divergent approaches to taxation and regulation. Krugman has proved himself to be a true believer in what is said to […]
Glenn Beck closed out CPAC: You have to get through some introductions (Beck starts at 5:10). His speech is Palin approved. An except from his speech, provided over at Right Wing News: Progressivism is the cancer, and it is eating our Constitution. It was designed to eat our Constitution, to progress PAST the Constitution. What’s […]
Let me preface this post by stating what most who know me would say is obvious: I’m VERY conservative. I am a self-branded “Republitarian” with strong libertarian roots and a Biblical worldview that places me firmly in the “social conservative” camp. That being said, there are political realties that are being ignored by my fellow […]
Honestly, I think that is probably the term I dislike the most when referring to politics. For me it rates right up there with the term common ground. I’m not sure how you feel, but to me it seems that a lot of times we could just translate these words as “compromise”. Last year, during […]
Some miscellaneous links for you to check out on a beautiful Sunday evening (warm here in Des Moines). Galyn Wiemers: Blame Pastors and Parents, Not Schools and Sitcoms Dan Riehl: Clueless Republicans Clapham Community: What Happened To The Public Servants? Out of Ur: On Virtual Churches In Defense of Virtual Church by Douglas Estes What […]
Over the course of the past several months, more and more people have expressed to me concern over what is happening in politics and government. Many of these people have never been involved in politics, yet see the current agenda in Washington D.C. and here in Iowa, and understand what is at stake. They know […]