Tag: Republicans

Dishonesty and Insults Are Not the Ways to Earn Our Trust, Senator Inhofe

Dishonesty and Insults Are Not the Ways to Earn Our Trust, Senator Inhofe

| November 12, 2010 | 7 Replies

Republican Senator and conservative icon James Inhofe has disgraced himself and his conservative beliefs today. In an op-ed that appeared at National Review’s The Corner blog he chose to defend earmarks not with principle and defensible logic but with half-truths, ridiculous assertions, and a main argument so risible that I find it hard to believe […]

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I’d Love to Claim Credit for This Smart GOP Move, But…

I’d Love to Claim Credit for This Smart GOP Move, But…

| November 8, 2010 | 1 Reply

Now, see Republicans? That wasn’t very hard, was it? Now that the GOP is set to take power in the House of Representatives this January, the party is integrating Tea Party representatives into its official apparatus. The House Republican Party’s newly-formed transition team includes a number of House veterans, but it also includes freshmen Adam […]

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Rand Paul: Now that I’ve Been Elected, I Have Discovered that Earmarks Aren’t All that Bad!

Rand Paul: Now that I’ve Been Elected, I Have Discovered that Earmarks Aren’t All that Bad!

| November 8, 2010 | 7 Replies

I am as eager as the next conservative to see the Republicans tear into government spending. I want to see Obamacare tossed out a window of the Capitol like an old mattress. I want to see department budgets crushed. I want to see the bureaucrats driven before us. I want to hear the lamentations of […]

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Building the Lasting Majority Begins with Michele Bachmann

Building the Lasting Majority Begins with Michele Bachmann

| November 7, 2010 | 5 Replies

In my last post, I wrote that the Tea Parties and the GOP are going to have to learn to blend their strengths if they have any hope of being a lasting majority. The GOP can start that process by giving Michele Bachmann a leadership position in the next Congress. This blending will not happen […]

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Finally, Transparency in Congress.

Finally, Transparency in Congress.

| November 6, 2010 | Reply

Now this is transparency. On Friday, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), the House Rules Committee Ranking Republican, sent a letter to House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel requesting that work begin immediately on installing cameras in the Rules Committee hearing room. The Pelosi regime resisted putting cameras in this hearing room because, though the Democrats claimed […]

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Apparently, Some Members of the GOP Liked Being in the Minority.

Apparently, Some Members of the GOP Liked Being in the Minority.

| November 5, 2010 | 1 Reply

It certainly didn’t take long for key players in the soon-to-be Republican majority in the House to start wandering off in their own directions. Lamar Smith, the Texan who will likely take over the House Judiciary Committee is all ready to launch a few investigations at the Obama administration. You know just how highly “investigate […]

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Time to Put Optimus Pork Back in the Toybox

Time to Put Optimus Pork Back in the Toybox

| October 26, 2010 | 3 Replies

We conservatives know that no matter what happens at the polls next Tuesday, we will still be several light-years from our goal of turning around the economy and bringing Washington’s big-government insanity to heel. This is not exactly a popular sentiment among the pie-eyed mooncalves on the right who are more partisan than principled, but […]

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Will the GOP Compromise After the Election? Well, Why Should They?

Will the GOP Compromise After the Election? Well, Why Should They?

| October 22, 2010 | 4 Replies

You can tell the Democrats are in trouble in November because the “Will a GOP Majority Compromise” stories are starting to dribble out. Here’s one from The Hill that puts Mike Pence on record as saying not just “No” but “Never in life” and another one from Politics Daily in which Mitch McConnell says “Well, […]

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DeMint Against the Party (But Not the Tea Party)

DeMint Against the Party (But Not the Tea Party)

| October 21, 2010 | 1 Reply

If conservatism had royalty, we’d be crowning Jim DeMint our King today. He went on Sean Hannity’s show yesterday and put his entire party on notice. His message is simple: you had better get it right or I’m done with you. I don’t want to be in Washington another six years and watch the Republican […]

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Here Come the Restructureniks!

Here Come the Restructureniks!

| October 19, 2010 | 1 Reply

If the upper echelon inside the GOP really want to know why they still don’t have the adoration of the Tea Parties, who ought to be natural ideological allies with them, they have only to listen to Senator Judd Gregg. Sen. Judd Gregg (N.H.), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, said that repealing […]

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