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Is Carly Fiorina a Republican Insider?

carlyfiorina It seems Carly Fiorina is at least an "outsider" that every Republican insider can love. I have been really happy with some of the stands Carly Fiorina has taken, especially when it comes to Planned Parenthood. But I also have some doubts. Consider this Bloomberg story: “Carly Fiorina, an Outsider Candidate Republican Insiders Can Love.” The story describes her outsider credentials but then changes directions. Yet Fiorina is no political neophyte, either. The daughter of an influential Read more [...] Continue reading →

Donald Trump Losing Again, Except He is Still Winning

trump face The Republican Establishment and the Mainstream Media are certain of Donald Trump losing, but it isn’t happening. Over and over again, the media has told us that “Trump is finished,” but it is never true. Every time his campaign is supposed to end in shame, he stays ahead of all the other candidates. Most recently he was supposedly doomed after the second debate. But even if he didn’t do as well as some might have liked, he didn’t hurt himself. Now the media has to admit how wrong they Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Boehner Conflict Was about Goals and Values, not Tactics

John boehner While the media portrays the Boehner conflict as a division over strategy and a willingness to be “realistic,” it was really about an agenda. Michael A. Needham, the CEO of Heritage Action for America, has written about the Boehner conflict for Politico. His piece is a needed corrective to the media’s false story. An excerpt: The friction of the last several years has not been about differences in tactics. It has been about deep and irreconcilable disagreements over the goals the GOP should Read more [...] Continue reading →

The Conspiracy behind Pope Francis?

pope A Cardinal admits to his participation in the “mafia” that was successful in pushing the election of Pope Francis. As an outsider to all things Roman Catholic (other than the ancient Trinitarian Faith), I have no idea what is involved in selecting a Pope once the previous Pontiff has died or (rarely) resigned. But I think people naturally want to believe, whether they are Roman Catholic or not, that the decision is made in some sort of “spiritual” manner rather than being a hard-fought Read more [...] Continue reading →

The American Thinker on the Republican Prospects for 2016 Leaves Out a Detail

Ideology_democrat_vs_republican Republican prospects are not good if the grassroots and the Establishment can’t get together, but what motivates the Establishment? Robert Smith wrote about Republican prospects in the American Thinker blog: “The Bare Naked Truth about the GOP and 2016.” Here’s the dilemma – and it’s a big one. Electing a Democrat president in 2016 would be bad for the nation, very bad. Conservatives agree. Establishment Republicans do too, in important regards, at least. To avert further troubles Read more [...] Continue reading →

Do Republican Voters Want More War?

Ben Carson The Media’s favorite candidates who want more war are not doing well in the polls, but outsiders who are far less militaristic are leading. Justin Raimondo has written in defense of the American Right, but the editor of is not really a conservative politically or ethically. Still, his analysis of the Republican debate on CNN presents interesting evidence of what the voters care about. He writes, Both Trump and Carson – the two frontrunners, mind you – are straying from neoconservative Read more [...] Continue reading →

Republican Insider Says Establishment Will Go Third Party to Defeat Donald Trump

corruption Remember when Donald Trump was cajoled into pledging Republican loyalty by promising not to run as an independent? I really couldn’t believe my ears when I heard this on the radio. Mark McKinnon was the chief media strategist for President George W. Bush. As far as I’m concerned, that means he is well-connected and experienced inside the Republican establishment. NPR’s Robert Siegel called him up to ask him about Donald Trump’s popularity and what it means. They had the following Read more [...] Continue reading →

Congressional Republicans Revolting against GOP Leadership

boehner GOP Leadership has antagonized Republicans for perhaps too long. Maybe, even if we can’t defund Planned Parenthood yet, the GOP leadership will be overturned and replaced with more conservative leadership. Barbara Boland writes at the Washington Examiner, “Calls to depose GOP leadership mount: 'Who is in charge right now?'” For the first time, GOP leadership is very nervous that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, could be deposed. Conservative disappointment with the Republican leadership Read more [...] Continue reading →

Planned Parenthood Still Gets Funding During "Government Shutdown"

planned parenthood When they say the government shutdown continues to fund "essential services," that means Baby Killing Inc. still gets corporate welfare. This story from Politico showed up in my Facebook feed because a friend was (understandably) outraged at Mitch McConnell: "McConnell: Planned Parenthood funding protest 'exercise in futility'" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview Friday he will back a plan to fund the government into December with no conditions, rejecting in his strongest Read more [...] Continue reading →

Have Hillary Clinton Supporters Changed their Minds?

ClintonBenghazi Why are Hillary Clinton supporters advocating the superiority of the private sector to the Federal government? Hillary Clinton supporters are suddenly telling us that privately developed solutions are better and more secure than the services offered by the Federal government? I love the message but I don’t understand how any of Hillary Clinton’s political principles can survive such a message. Doesn’t she approve of Obamacare? How are Hillary Clinton supporters advocating private enterprise? Read more [...] Continue reading →

What's Love Got To Do With It?

blackPanthers2 "This is a vision of love," claims a statement from the group Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile, group members have rioted, committed assault, torched and destroyed. "Love won! Love won!" shouted pro-homosexual demonstrators outside a Kentucky courthouse where Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was thrown in jail for practicing her Christian beliefs and not issuing homosexual marriage certificates. The Left will tell you these two movements are about love because they are fighting for equality. But the Read more [...] Continue reading →

Why a County Clerk is Different than the DMV

prison bars hands People are making false equivalences in their reasoning about what Kim Davis should do as a Christian who holds the office of County Clerk. Someone posted this picture on Facebook: This is funny (and makes a good point about the impossibility of pluralism and multiculturalism) but it misses the issue confronting Kim Rowan. The DMV is not run by a person elected by voters. The people staffing the DMV have no constituents. They are simply employees who can be fired for failing to do their Read more [...] Continue reading →