Bob Dole Would Prefer Donald Trump to Ted Cruz

Donald Trump has obviously benefitted from an anti-politician feeling among Americans. He is perceived as the heroic outsider and the ultimate anti-establishment candidate. Establishment mouthpieces have claimed that he is an existential threat to the Republican Establishment. But maybe Ted Cruz is the anti-establishment President despite a history in government and his status as a Senator. Even Donald Trump seems to affirm that Cruz is more of an outsider by saying that everybody hates him and Read more […]

Why Bob Dole’s “Bridge to the Past” is a Bridge to Nowhere

Politico.com has run an almost tender puff piece: “Bob Dole goes home.” When Bob Dole ran for president in 1996 at the age of 73, Democrats derided him as a relic and a man out of place in the electronic age. Late-night comics mocked him, he tumbled off a stage and President Bill Clinton charged in his convention speech that Dole wanted to “build a bridge to the past.” Nearly two decades later, Dole is having the last laugh — and letting present-day Republicans know they might learn a Read more […]

Prepare for 11th-Hour Cave by GOP Led By John Boehner

Is anyone as breathless as I am, wondering what John Boehner will do regarding next month’s continuing resolution battle? Will he or won’t he cave into Democrat and squishy Republican pressure or grow a spine and finally say no to excessive government spending and the funding of Obamacare? Oh, there’s a third option, which Republican leadership usually takes: Kick the can. Surprise! That is the option Boehner hinted at last Thursday. The Hill reported that Boehner “wants to push through Read more […]

It’s Time to Get Rid of Smarmy Glad-Handing Politicians

As with most companies that employ outside salesmen, mine is no different. We have territories that each man (or woman) confines himself to. For the longest time there was one territory the consistently lagged behind the others. Salesman after salesman failed, all saying the same thing: “You just can’t make a living in this territory.” There were not enough customers, too much competition, etc. We literally went through eight salesmen in a row, telling us the same thing. Yet we knew there was Read more […]

How One Man’s Compromise Derailed Social Conservatives

Dr. C. Everett Koop died. He was 96. Koop was the co-author of Whatever Happened to the Human Race? and an anti-abortion, anti-euthanasia  advocate. He was also a huge disappointment to conservatives. He became Surgeon General under Ronald Reagan. Liberals attacked him because of his anti-abortion stance and his relationship with Christian apologist Francis A. Schaeffer. “Foes noted that Koop traveled the country in 1979 and 1980 giving speeches that predicted a progression ‘from liberalized Read more […]