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2014 Aftermath: Who Really Won

November 5, 2014

The election results from the 2014  midterm election are coming in, but the outcome is already a fait accompli:  the GOP has retained the House of Representatives, won 24 of 36 gubernatorial elections, and took the Senate by at least two votes [as of this moment some these numbers are in flux as a few [...]

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The Brat Who Ousted a Majority Leader

June 11, 2014

Last evening a political earthquake took place that everyone is still trying to absorb.  Eric Cantor became the first sitting House Majority Leader to ever lose a primary (at least since the position was created in the 1890s).  That’s big, especially since his opponent was a little known college professor named Dave Brat, who won [...]

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Tea Party Turns Five

February 27, 2014

From September 2008 to February 2009 nearly $1.6 trillion America didn’t have had been spent by our government: TARP to bailout Wall Street ($700 billion), plus the auto bailouts ($80 billion), plus the Stimulus to bailout Democrat constituencies ($787 billion).  When would it stop?  Who would end up paying for it?  Anyone paying attention was [...]

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Rush on the Establishment War Against the Tea Party

December 17, 2013

We know that House Speaker John Boehner has drawn a line in the sand, not against Obama and the ideological left, but on the Tea Party and the ideological right.  For a start, Establishment Congressman Peter “Let’s Attack Everyone Everywhere” King just started an anti-Tea Party PAC to oppose insurgents in the primaries. Well, Boehner [...]

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Boehner on Conservatives: “I Don’t Care What They Do”

December 12, 2013

By “they,” Speaker Boehner is referring to conservative groups upset at the latest Establishment capitulation over the budget. Unnamed conservative groups, by the way.  Real brave. Boehner’s maneuver was insidious — everyone knew the basic outline of the budget deal and conservatives thought that that outline sucked.  It does.  But to then to attack conservative [...]

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Romney Opposed to Defunding Obamacare

August 7, 2013

Speaking to a large group of GOP fundraisers in New Hampshire yesterday, former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney sent the message that the GOP should give up any fight to defund Obamacare that would risk a government shutdown. In Romney’s words: I badly want Obamacare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal.  [...]

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New Rochelle Ordering Down the Gadsden Flag

August 3, 2013

New Rochelle, New York, is facing a lawsuit by a veterans group over that city’s ordering down of the 1775 Gadsden Flag from the city’s armory, saying that flying the flag is making a “political statement.” Of course it does — with such broad reasoning, so could the American, New York, or New Rochelle flag! [...]

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Rush Limbaugh’s Great Interview on Greta

July 31, 2013

Rush Limbaugh generally doesn’t like TV interviews, but seems to always make an exception for Fox’s Greta Van Susteren once in a while.  Yesterday, Rush sat down for over an hour for an interview, which essentially summarized what he’s been saying on the radio since February.  Here’s most of the interview on video. For those [...]

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The Cost of Big Government Higher than Dollars and Cents

June 19, 2013

The Wall Street Journal ran a piece today by Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson called “The Regulated States of America” which looks into the dollars and cents behind the cost of our massive regulatory state and how it impacts our culture. According to the numbers, the Administrative State (our unelected Fourth Branch of government) costs [...]

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Tea Party on Capitol Hill was Ready to Rumble!

June 4, 2013

It’s been nearly 240 years since that original “incident with the Tea” in December 1773, which was decades later called the Boston Tea Party.  Their modern-day namesake were being improperly targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs and today had a chance to have their voices heard.  It was marvelous! Here’s the much [...]

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Not Sure About This Marco Rubio Fellow Anymore

June 1, 2013

The centripetal force of the statist-leaning ruling class in DC is enormous.  It gobbles up new, bright-eyed members all the time and spits out more of the same junk. Unfortunately, a once bright shining star in my eyes, Marco Rubio, has been caught up in it.  Nothing proves that more than how he’s become a [...]

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Second-Term Blues For Obama

May 14, 2013

Every President who has been reelected has had a hard time in their second terms.  Some had major scandals, others passed away, others suffered from the public’s fatigue and lame duck status in a way which harmed their legacies.*  No one was immune. Neither is Obama, apparently. Right now Obama’s second-term agenda is slowly disappearing [...]

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Tea Party Groups Targeted by IRS

May 10, 2013

The IRS admitted to improperly targeting groups looking for tax-exempt status if the words “tea party” or “patriot” were in their names.  From 2010 to 2012, roughly 75 Tea Party groups were subjected to “additional review” which delayed their acceptance.   Hmm… just in time to stymie the political activities of groups opposed to the administration [...]

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Stockman — Our Great Deformation Continues

April 1, 2013

I wish this were an April Fools joke, but it’s not.  Former Reagan economic guru David Stockman is warning that the Fed’s money-pumping is creating an unsustainable stock bubble which will inevitably come crashing down in the next few years.  Worse, Stockman argues that the “Too Big to Fail” corporatist culture created over the last [...]

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Angelo Codevilla Takes on the Republican Establishment

February 23, 2013

On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, Mark read from an article by Angelo Codevilla during most of his first hour.  The article’s title,”As Country Club Republicans Link Up with the Democratic Ruling Class, Millions of Voters are Orphaned,” only hits the surface of the message Codevilla is trying to convey.  For those who don’t remember, Codevilla [...]

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Sandy Victim Rant on Cavuto Nails It

January 5, 2013

This interview with Hurricane Sandy victim Scott McGrath aired on Neil Cavuto’s show yesterday — it really captures the frustration working people have with our dysfunctional government and administrative state.  Check it out: There’s really not much to add other than that there is a middle class protest movement railing against the government ruining our [...]

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Tim Scott to Replace Jim DeMint

December 17, 2012

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley named conservative Congressman Tim Scott to replace the departing Jim DeMint in the Senate.  For those keeping track, Scott will be the seventh black senator in the history of the Senate and from South Carolina of all places!  Goes to show you how far things have come, if you care [...]

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Jim DeMint is Leaving the Senate

December 6, 2012

As if the situation for conservatives in Congress couldn’t get any worse, it just did.  Jim DeMint, South Carolina Senator and Tea Party bulwark in Congress, is resigning from the Senate in order to head the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.  DeMint should have waited until tomorrow, December 7, for this kind of bombshell [...]

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The Tea Party Purge Begins

December 4, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner is overseeing the House Steering Committee’s removal of a number conservative Tea Party Republicans from their committee posts in what clearly can be called a “purge” of fiscal conservatives from those positions of power.  One Congressman, Justin Amash, voted 95% of the time with the leadership and still lost his position [...]

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Primarying Saxby Chambliss? Not Yet and Not Him.

November 28, 2012

The 2014 election cycle already underway, some conservatives are already setting their sights on incumbents who may be going wobbly in the negotiations over the coming “fiscal cliff.”  The latest target appears to be Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss.  And who is thinking about challenging Saxby?  Well, since everyone in the whole wide world is asking [...]

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Barone Blames Tea Party for Senate Losses

November 10, 2012

Respected political guru Michael Barone blamed the Tea Party’s influence in the Republican Party for nominating too many “wackos, weirdos and witches” costing the Republicans an easy chance at winning the Senate last Tuesday.  This is the same Michael Barone who predicted a Romney win of nearly 100 Electoral Votes by the way. The Establishment-types [...]

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Ryan’s 2012 Election Prediction

November 5, 2012

It’s almost go-time America!  Tomorrow, there’s a major fork in the road staring at us all.  Neither direction fully solves our problems, but one leads us to the abyss a lot faster.  A President Romney will try to take on the big issues and maybe get us pushed in the right direction.  A re-elected President [...]

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RNC Speeches Day 3: Smitten by Mitt

August 31, 2012

The final evening of speeches at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa capped a solid three days of a pro-American, pro-free market, pro-opportunity political festival.  Hurricane Isaac forced the convention into a three-day affair, but in truth packing all the speeches and events into three days instead of four allowed the message to come [...]

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Midnight Movie Massacre in Colorado

July 20, 2012

While the details are still being revealed as I write, what we do know is that a 24-year old gunman named James Holmes went into a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.  Using noxious gas canisters and 2-3 guns, Holmes killed at least 12 people, wounding 58.  Those numbers are likely [...]

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Now It’s Romney Targeting the “1%”

February 22, 2012

I have been resigned the last month or so that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.  Here’s a scenario:  if Romney does well in Arizona and outright wins Michigan, no one will be able to compete with him on Super Tuesday.  As a result, money for Rick and Newt will begin to dry-up, while [...]

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Rick Santelli’s Historic “Rant”

February 19, 2012

Remember Rick Santelli’s historic CNBC “rant” which happened three years ago today?  Who knew what a firestorm he would set off, including the inspiration of a name for a soon-to-be organized movement which was already ready to roll!  Here’s the “rant”: The rest is history!

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You Think YOUR Three-Year-Old is Expensive!

February 17, 2012

Three years ago today “Hope and Change” became law!  The Porkulus Stimulus became the greatest Keynesian experiment in history, transferring $787 billion from the productive class, our future Chinese masters, as well as our descendants to union hacks, front-groups, and make-work, not-so-shovel-ready maintenance tasks.   It was going to be so awesome that unemployment was [...]

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Breitbart has Some Fun at CPAC

February 11, 2012

Every February the CPAC convention meets to rally conservatives and make establishment Republicans either squirm or figure out who to pretend to support this cycle.  Outside (and inside) the CPAC convention in DC this year, the Occupy rubes showed up — some of whom are actually getting paid by labor unions to be there!  Astroturf, [...]

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Herman Cain Suspends His Campaign

December 3, 2011

Can’t say we didn’t see this coming.  Today Herman Cain, victim of the flurry of allegations of inappropriate behavior and his weak and slow responses to those allegations, decided to “suspend” his campaign, which essentially means he’s dropping out: My local Tea Party group endorsed Cain about a month ago and just sent out a [...]

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Oakland Police and “Occupiers” Clash Again

November 3, 2011

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan set these events into motion by treating her city’s “Occupiers” with kid gloves after they rioted last week: Luckily, no one was killed, but a few protesters and police were injured.  Some protesters broke into buildings and began setting fires, so the police had no choice but to respond with tear [...]

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