The Republican Establishment Fought Justin Amash and Justin Amash Won!

I reported about Justin Amash last November: “GOP Corruptocrats Working to Oust Justin Amash.” Justin Amash is the standard bearer for Ron Paul Republicanism in the House of Representatives. He almost got the NSA’s illegal spy program defunded. He stands against big government. He joined the effort to defund Obamacare, something we now all see was worth attempting at any cost. So naturally the deep pockets of the Republican Party are out to destroy him. Now it is time for an update. War Read more […]

How Blind Can Establishment Be? Remember What Cantor Campaign Said About Poll Data

Five days ago the Daily Caller ran this headline: “Shock Poll Shows Eric Cantor Struggling In Primary.” Of course, the poll is no surprise to us now that Dave Brat won the primary. But what is interesting is how the Cantor campaign responded to it. I think it demonstrates the blindness I posted about earlier today. A poll of Republican primary voters commissioned by The Daily Caller shows that GOP Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor is just above 50 percent in the hard-fought race for the 7th Read more […]

Why Democracy Sometimes Works: The Rulers Get Too Delusional to See They are Vulnerable

The wonderful headlines about Eric Cantor’s defeat last night keep coming. Here is one from the Chicago Tribune: “Eric Cantor’s primary loss an ‘apocalyptic moment’ for the GOP.” The beginning of the article is wonderful but I liked these two paragraphs best: A seven-term congressman with ties to the financial industry, Cantor had spent more than $5 million to head off the challenge from Brat, a political newcomer who teaches at Randolph-Macon College. Brat spent only about $122,000, according Read more […]

Tea Party Has Not Yet Begun To Fight

The Washington Times ran a discouraging story last night, “GOP establishment defeats tea partyers in Ohio, North Carolina and Indiana primaries.” We knew that the establishment GOP was at war with the Tea Party; this shouldn’t surprise us. But we shouldn’t let our failure to win these primaries make us think we are defeated. The fact is that the war has not begun yet. Heading into the night, several of the Republican races had been cast as the first of a series of high-profile primary battles Read more […]

Implosion Architect Greenspan Blames Us for Being Irrational

The Wall Street Journal has given former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan a careful platform so he can justify himself. The most nauseating thing about this “interview” is it gives us few direct quotations. It mostly summarizes points. Obviously, this is simply the defense that he wishes public to swallow about himself and that the “reporter” Alexandra Wolfe dutifully produced, no doubt allowing him to edit and “correct” the final draft. If we were given a transcript or (better) Read more […]