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

Establishment Republicans should take note of this

UKIP has won a small victory in Britain by winning second place in a parliamentary election.  OK, they came in second.  They didn’t win, what’s the big deal, you say?  Here is the big deal.  The Conservatives (formerly the Tories) … Continue reading

A quote to remember — and try to understand

“The Democrats’ strategy may deepen national divisions, and lead to bad policy, but it is, so far, the winning approach.” One should read that a few times, let it sink in.  I believe it is as true as it is … Continue reading

Election Day Tea Party 2012: A New Beginning

TARP and Stimulus, or porkulus as it might be called, were both unnecessary massive spending programs that did little or nothing for the economy. We were promised lower unemployment and economic growth but we got neither. The politicians are the … Continue reading

Political Irony On Display

Democrats are afraid of Newt Gingrich because they think he’s conservative and they know from experience that a solid unabashed conservative will beat them  at the ballot box. Those Republicans we called the “establishment Republicans” are afraid of Newt Gingrich … Continue reading