Category Archives: Politics

Chris Christie for President! Seriously?

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Just like Johnny Mac and Rudy G leading up to 2008 and His Mittness in 2012, the Republican Party establishment seems to have found their “next” man. Sure, they’d love to go with someone like Jeb Bush. An old Patrician Republican with a name they know…unfortunately for them, all of America knows his last name too. It looks like the “sane” wing (you know, the one that has lost the last 2 Presidential elections) of the GOP is rallying around Chris Christie.

Like many Conservative activists, when Christie ran for Governor in 2009, I supported Conservative Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan in the Primary. Lonegan warned that Christie was a squish who would sell Conservatives out at the first opportunity. He was right.

At first, I liked the bombastic Christie. The Unions hated him, and that was a good sign. Then, Chris Christie realized he could be President if he played ball with the Establishment.

More Senate Candidates Like This, Please (KYSen Update)

Senate Republicans Speak To The Media After Their Weekly Policy Meeting

FANCY FARM, KY. — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell found himself under withering attack on Saturday from both his right and left as he tried to make his case for reelection before a boisterous crowd at St. Jerome Catholic Church’s annual picnic and political event in far western Kentucky.

“Just as I predicted, Obamacare is a disaster for America,” McConnell said during a speech in which he largely ignored his opponents and focused on President Barack Obama. “I fought them every step of the way on the government takeover and we stand up to their war on coal.”

Watch the speeches above and then head over to Facebook and tell us which you like the best

But while McConnell and his allies focused on Obama, Democrats and one Republican had their sights trained directly on the five-term incumbent.

Nancy Mace Announces Candidacy for Senate

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Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of the Citadel, and the co-owner of FITSnews.com with blogger Will Folks, declared her candidacy at a breakfast hosted by the Berkeley County Republican Party. Mace, who hails from the more moderate area of Charleston, has scathingly rebuked incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham in the past for his failure to stand with Senator Rand Paul on drone strikes.

Mace’s consultants are working diligently with her to correct her tendency to use a lowercase r at the beginning of Republican.

Mace’s objections to Graham are numerous; she cites his votes to confirm Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, as well as his willingness to campaign for democrat [sic] Joe Manchin of West Virginia, as well as his pledge to violate the pledge not to raise taxes.  Mace has hurdles to overcome, such as her association with Folks, who became infamous for his claims that he had an affair with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.  While Mace denies any involvement with Folks’s allegations, the association is potentially detrimental to her candidacy, as GOP consultant Warren Tompkins notes:

“She has a long way to go in terms of getting people familiar with who she is, and her association with Folks is probably very detrimental. Some of the stuff they put on that website may not go over too well in Greenville and Spartanburg with the social conservatives. One minute it’s politics and the next minute it’s porn.”

The Inglorious Exploits of Dear Leader, Episode 8: Taxing and Spending, Birthday Golf, Jay Leno, and more!

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Dear Leader unveiled his Grand Bargain for the Middle Class in his weekly radio and Internet address.  He’d be willing to reform the tax code for businesses, eliminating loopholes and deductions while lowering rates, but he insisted that more money be generated.  $2.7 trillion is just not enough, and you can’t expect government at all levels to subsist on just 38% of the Gross Domestic Product. Republicans are going to have to learn to be reasonable and concede at least half of GDP to government spending.

After all, progress has been made. At the start of the 20th century, government spending was less than 7% of GDP, and now we’re at almost 40%! Forward!

Dear Leader felt as though his plan was reasonable, and would resonate with his base of voters. After all, he had offered a GRAND BARGAIN FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS.

With his gridlock shattering triumph all but in hand, Dear Leader departed for Camp David for his birthday weekend of golf with a side of skeet shooting.  He’d turn 52 on Sunday, and so it was that he jaunted over to Andrews Air Force Base to partake of some of that fine government financed golf.  With 234 golf courses around the world, nobody can beat the U.S. military when it comes to critical investment of taxpayer dollars in golf.

Can Justin Amash Win the Michigan Senate Race?

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It is the question of the year for the Republican Party: can one of its up and coming stars, Rep. Justin Amash, make the transition to Senator Amash in a state that is still heavily Democratic? Amash himself seems hesitant to entertain speculation; he told a group of Republican voters at a picnic in Berrien County, Michigan that his decision would have to be made by fall.  The fight for the seat would already be difficult, Amash noted, and waiting until after the fall to declare would only make the battle even more difficult.

With Ron and Rand Paul rumored to be discouraging an Amash run-which an unnamed Amash aide denied-Amash’s decision becomes an interesting storyline for a number of reasons:

  • Does he stay in the House to become the heir apparent to Ron Paul’s legacy?
  • Does he stay in the House to grow his name recognition over time?
  • Would a Senate run accomplish name recognition on a faster timetable for Rep. Amash?

Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent Riles Up Anti Gun Crowd

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Charlie Dent is MY Congressman. It’s pretty well-known that I’m not his biggest fan. Personally he’s a nice guy but politically, he’s about as Conservative as, well, Chris Christie.

He is taking a firm stand for the Second Amendment and the anti-gun crowd is raking him over the coals for it. This particular piece of propaganda showed up on Facebook.

In response, Conservatives and Libertarians should give his office a call and congratulate him on a job well done on the 2nd Amendment issue.

His office number is (610) 770-3490

If you prefer, just use the contact form on his website.

I’m glad to see that even moderate GOP Congressmen (Dent’s Heritage Action scorecard grade is a dismal 37%) aren’t caving to the Soros funded left’s attempted gun grab.

Being suspected of a crime is not a reason to give up your Constitutionally guaranteed right to own a firearm. Heck, the Obama White House considers Tea Party members to be suspected terrorists.

#SCStorm Day 3: Spartanburg

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The trend towards libertarianism reflects a growing disaffection with values in our society; specifically, the fact that the older generation, while professing values conducive to ordered society, failed to implement those values in a way that prevented the defining crises of our age: endless war in the Middle East without clear objectives, the banking crisis, and crony corruption in government. In other words, we didn’t practice what we preached, and today’s young people no longer see the marriage of values to civic institutions as a viable solution to what ails the world. They’d like to strip values out of the civic square altogether, and they’d also like to drastically roll back the reach of government. The younger generation does not believe that government can ever be good, so a government populated by those who profess values during election season only to abandon values while governing is useless. They have ample precedent for their beliefs.

Premature cynicism among young voters is the price of our past. Those voters are increasingly unmoored from a society that offers them dependency in the place of opportunity for independence. They’re despondent about their job prospects out of college, and cognizant of the fact that government offers them little in the way of an answer beyond graduate school, student loan debt, and their parents’ insurance until the age of 26. If government cannot facilitate opportunity, then government has no reason for being in the minds of this generation. If government obstructs opportunity, then government should be abolished.

Libertarians to Christie: Bring It On

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In what could be called the first volley of the 2016 Republican primary, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called the strain of libertarianism concerned with recent NSA civil-liberties violations a “very dangerous thought.” He also accused Republican lawmakers such as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) of forgetting the lessons of September 11.

Christie’s comments underscore a growing rift in the Republican Party between the more libertarian minded and those who adhere to more traditional Republican stances of social conservatism and strong foreign policy. It’s high time for the Republican Party to have this fight and to see which faction voters will favor. My bet is on the libertarians.

“We’ve Done the Impossible, and That Makes Us Mighty!”

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“The Alliance said they were gonna waltz through Serenity Valley. And we choked ‘em with those words. We’ve done the impossible, and that makes us mighty! Just a little while longer. Our angels are gonna be soaring overhead, raining fire on those arrogant Khags. So you hold.”- Sergeant Malcolm Reynolds ”Firefly”

So went one of the opening lines of the pilot to the short-run TV show, Firefly. Of course, the rebel “brown coat” Independents’ leadership never sent in the “angels” (starships) because the fight was “too hot” and their foot soldiers were ordered to “lay down arms”.

Shortly thereafter, the Independents’ revolt against the dictatorial “Alliance” was defeated.

Tea Party Super PAC: Staging for ‪#‎WAR‬ against Lindsey Graham in South Carolina

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Western Representation PAC is sponsoring a We ✄♥ Lindsey Graham’s Policies Tour through South Carolina this week, and America Resists’s own Tiffiny Ruegner is on the ground with me in Atlanta as we prepare to storm over the Georgia-South Carolina border and into our first stop at Aiken, S.C. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the glamorous side of political activism:

  • Fly out of Lubbock, Texas at 3:05.  Get bumped to 4:25 flight.
  • Sit next to Southwest Airlines’ employee flying on a pass while he hacks, coughs, and vomits in a plastic bag from Lubbock to Dallas.
  • Wait on the tarmac for 45 minutes as a summer camp full of kids walks through the DFW Airport to switch planes.
  • Sit on the tarmac for another 20 minutes.

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