No Promise Left Unbroken: How the GOP Begat Donald Trump

Andrew McCarthy at National Review: “In the House and the Senate, we own the budget.” It was August 2014, the stretch run before the midterm elections, and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell was making promises to voters about how he … Continue reading

The utopian vision of Bernie Sanders

Alan Meltzer of the Hoover Institution: Senator Sanders does not call for old-time socialism—that is, government ownership of the means of production. His main proposals demand higher taxes on the highest incomes, free college education, increased social security payments, and … Continue reading

Establish Republicans keep selling us down the river

The phrase “sold down the river” originated in the antebellum South and referred to Kentucky slaves being sold down the Mississippi where deep South plantation owners were paying ever high prices for slaves. For the slaves that were sold down … Continue reading

Strangers in a strange land

That’s how a large block of Americans feel right now. They’re the white working class who still believe in God, mother, country and apple pie.  In a Reuters/Ispos survey, 58 percent of Americans (72% of Republicans) say they “don’t identify with … Continue reading

Who is a ”natural born citizen?”

This needs to be cleared up because Ted Cruz is starting to scare people. Well, that is if the liberal media drones and conniving Democrat politicians can rightfully be called “people.” I’ll concede that, for now. Ted Cruz was born … Continue reading

Tea Party Conservatism beats the Republicans again

In Kentucky yesterday Tea party conservative Matt Bevin won a landslide victory giving Kentucky a Republican governor for only the second time in 50 years.  Bevin had to beat not just the Democrats, but his own Republican party as well … Continue reading

Trump endorses the Tea Party!

This is big, huge, wonderful. The Republican establishment hates the Tea Party. That’s how you know they are nuts because they had a golden opportunity to open up a whole new wing for the so-called “big tent” they say they … Continue reading

Strong woman has advice for weak Republicans

“You know, if you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything, wouldn’t you, at any time? And you would achieve nothing!” —Margaret Thatcher George W. Bush was a decent man who went to … Continue reading

Todd Akin was not a Tea Partyer, and the Tea Party is not costing Republicans the Senate

David Weigel at Slate: I’d say you can only blame “the Tea Party” for a net loss of two Senate seats since 2010. That’s a period during which it helped send Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ted … Continue reading

Oh, how they hate Ted Cruz

The Free Beacon on the “othering” of Ted Cruz, i.e., self affirmation by the denigration of others. Martin Bashir has compared Cruz to Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh. Chris Matthews becomes apoplectic at the mere mention of Cruz’s name. Al Sharpton, … Continue reading