Tag: Conservatives

McCain to Obama: Oh, Now It's On Rookie!

McCain to Obama: Oh, Now It's On Rookie!

| August 21, 2008 | 12 Replies

One of the big knocks on John McCain is that he has not gone after Barack Obama nearly enough this campaign. McCain has maintained that he doesn’t like to campaign that way but we know that he can because he has in the past, as conservatives who supported the Bush tax cuts and opposed his […]

Read More

Fred Thompson? While You're at It, Wish for a Pony.

Fred Thompson? While You're at It, Wish for a Pony.

| August 21, 2008 | Reply

Rand Simberg says that Fred Thompson as Vice President is about the only thing that will get him to vote “for” John McCain as opposed to “against” Obama. Note to Simberg, John McCain doesn’t care why you vote for him, so long as you do. Right now, he has conservatives over a barrel and he […]

Read More

Watching the Candidates Play "Wheel of Vice Presidents"

Watching the Candidates Play "Wheel of Vice Presidents"

| August 19, 2008 | 1 Reply

Both campaigns have been leaking word that their choice of VP is imminent, which means the gamesmanship has begun. Pundits are reading so many tea leaves that farmers in China and Ceylon have gone on full Red Alert to keep them supplied and there are so many names in the mix that, right now, you […]

Read More

Judge Finds For "English Only" School, But That's Not Necessarily a Good Thing

Judge Finds For "English Only" School, But That's Not Necessarily a Good Thing

| August 16, 2008 | 3 Replies

I think this story of a school in Kansas being able to institute and “English-Only” rule is both good and bad. It’s good because private groups (the school was a Catholic school) ought to be able to institute whatever rules they deem necessary. The market and public opinion will decide whether they prosper or fail […]

Read More

McCain's Mixed Bag in Pennsylvania

McCain's Mixed Bag in Pennsylvania

| August 13, 2008 | Reply

Uh oh… Former Gov. Tom Ridge and Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman stepped off the “Straight Talk Express” bus, which rolled right into the arena as the concert-quality sound system blasted out the Rocky theme. Sen. Arlen Specter had warmed up the crowd with an appearance that hadn’t been announced in pre-event publicity. “It may very […]

Read More

Do Conservatives Really "Plot"?

Do Conservatives Really "Plot"?

| August 13, 2008 | 1 Reply

I found the headline to this article interesting: “Conservatives plot on campaign finance” I don’t know about you all, but I don’t find “plot” to be a particularly neutral word. It smacks of a bunch of guys sitting around cooking up nefarious schemes and, in this context, those nefarious schemes are aimed toward getting over […]

Read More

House Republicans Take Over the House Floor, Despite Nancy Pelosi's Tantrums

House Republicans Take Over the House Floor, Despite Nancy Pelosi's Tantrums

| August 1, 2008 | 1 Reply

In all my days, I’ve not seen anything like what’s happening in Congress today. If you want to know who actually wants to do something about our energy policy, take today’s happenings as a really huge clue. House Republicans decided to storm the Democratic Bastille and took over the floor of the House of Representatives […]

Read More

Another Grass Roots GOP Group Says, "Shape Up or Ship Out!"

Another Grass Roots GOP Group Says, "Shape Up or Ship Out!"

| July 19, 2008 | Reply

Hmm…maybe there’s some life in the old girl yet. Congressional Republican leaders clearly have no idea what we, their fellow GOP members (and financial backers), say to one another when we get together, yet for years one refrain has been constant: our extreme discontent over how the former GOP majority blew it on spending. … […]

Read More

John McCain – No One's First Choice

John McCain – No One's First Choice

| July 18, 2008 | 1 Reply

Hot McCain on McCain action! And let me point something out: I hammer Obama relentlessly, day after day, week after week. But every time I say anything negative about the McCain campaign, there is inevitably feedback from conservatives along the lines of: “How can you say that? Do you want Obama to win?” No, but […]

Read More

RIP Tony Snow

RIP Tony Snow

| July 12, 2008 | 2 Replies

Aw, man, this is not the first story I wanted to see when I opened my news feed today. Tony Snow, former White House Press Spokesman, columnist, reporter, television and radio show host, conservative par excellence, musician, husband, and father, passed away today at the age of 53. He has been fighting cancer for a […]

Read More