Moderate Republicans, You Win. Now Deal With It.

Moderate Republicans, you win. Decades of trying to sounds like conservatives, but governing like moderates or liberals laid the seeds for a Donald Trump win. I also find it richly ironic that a lot of the people who complained about the Tea Party, are the same folks complaining to me about Donald Trump. Unlike most of …

All in the GOP Family

From the outside looking in, the political jockeying for Speaker of the House has made for somewhat good political theatre. Even if mostly scuttlebutt, a favorite pastime in these parts, it is entertaining and amusing at the same time. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pulling out of the race, frankly, was anticlimactic. I expected something outrageous, …

Brazilian Intellectual Outlines the Triumph of Cultural Marxism

Cliff Kincaid, the Director of the Accuracy in Media’s Center for Investigative Journalism, recently interviewed anti-communist Brazilian writer and philosopher Olavo de Carvalho. It is a great history lesson on cultural Marxism and how it has infected the Western Hemisphere and beyond. Yleem and I have had the pleasure of meeting Mr. de Carvalho a few times …

If Jeb Bush Runs, Will The Republic Implode?

Recently, former Florida governor, Jeb Bush announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to determine if he will run for president. The moment he announced his committee, conservative pundits and columnists wrote articles and complained as if the U.S. was going to implode because Jeb Bush was thinking about running for President, not running …

Virginia Aftershock, A South Floridian’s View

Yesterday, the D.C. establishment was shocked by House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss. Here are some random thoughts from South Florida. This upset serves as a good reminder of the three important lessons that all incumbents need to learn: • It is a privilege to serve your constituents. As Tip O’Neil once said, …

Congressional Staff Scapegoating

At the onset, I’m writing this independent of any inside knowledge of the events that led to Paul Teller’s departure from the Republican Study Committee. After reading the many stories and blog posts penned on it, wanted to add some context, especially for folks who do things for a living that involved matters other than …

Shutdown Aftermath, A Reflection from Miami

Now that the shutdown has ended, I think it is a good time for Republicans to start thinking what went wrong and to learn from their mistakes. What were some of these mistakes? Two of them jump out. The first one involves the law of timing. John Maxwell in his book, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws …

‘Hating’ Tom Clancy

I was reading a few stories on Tom Clancy’s passing last week, when I found a blog post at Bacon Rebellions on the subject. BR is a great blog that focuses on Virginia public policy. Most postings are non-partisan in tone; however, every now and then someone says something that crosses the line. Consider this: …

Senators Cruz & Lee, Shaking Things Up

A lot happened this week in Washington, DC that captivated the nation, the world, as well as the locals. A partial government shutdown that political elites said would never come to pass, started. There were two odd events such as the car chase ending the death of the driver and, a less publicized incident, an …

What Establishment Republicans Do Not Understand

Create an inkblot and what do you see? That is the essence of the Rorschach test. Mention the phrase “The Tea Party” what do you think? With the pending government shutdown that is the question that the media and the rest of the political class is asking. What exactly is the Tea Party? To some, …

The Nation Needs More Ted Cruz, A Lot Less John McCain

A young clerk in the hotel I was staying at during a recent visit to Central America, asked me about the United States and our political system. We had a great conversation. Quite knowledgeable about our political system, he was especially fascinated by President Obama and his relationship with the Republicans, or what referred to …

On Neanderthals and Anarchists

The Obama Administration and Senate Democrats must be feeling the political pressure. The name calling season is in full swing. In the Senate yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that the Congress had been taken over by anarchists.  The Vice President, not to be outdone by his Senate counterpart, said that “this sort of …

Are We Willing Slaves or Have We Been Duped by the Politicians?

You have probably never taken time to consider the role of government in your life. Unless you’re a political junkie, you have no reason to do so. Why should you care? The list is endless. For our firm’s clients, it is a a real concern just about every day of the week. Try and operate a …

GOP Needs More Mark Levins

Conservative radio commentator and author Mark Levin is one of the more under-appreciated political minds of our day. His radio show is entertaining, thought-provoking and generous. Yes, generous. In a business that is always taking, Mr. Levin give listeners a lot of free advice while he alienates himself to people in the Republican Party. You …

Teaching History

“This book is dedicated to the people of America-strong, outspoken, intense in their conviction, sometimes wrong- headed but always generous and brave, with a passion for justice no nation has ever matched.” Paul Johnson, Dedication, A History of the American People. As governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels was thought to be a top contender for …

Left’s New Tactic: Extreme Hate Speech, Divisiveness, and Balkanization

Prediction, political discourse is about to take a radically ugly tone. Why? The Left is devoid of ideas that the American people will support. They need to pretend they are moderates to secure votes. They will lie. They will cheat. They will re-define ethic and economic warfare with extreme forms of hate speech, divisiveness, and balkanization. …

Era of the Green Eyeshade Republican

What has happened to our GOP?  I do not recognize it anymore. It has gone green, as in the party of the Green Eyeshade Politico. This week the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) will release yet another 2012 election post-mortem. It contains the usual parade of horribles and  pabulum-laden advice on messaging for “tomorrow’s GOP”. POLITICO is …

Anointing and Baptisms

As summer begins to get closer, the 2014 election cycle will begin to rev up its engines.  This will be time to separate the potential candidates from those who will take the plunge and immerse themselves in the world of rallies, speeches, spin, knocking on doors and making phone calls.  I was thrown the gauntlet …

One Precinct at a Time, With No Care About Re-Election Prospects

I always enjoy reading Thomas Sowell’s writings. He is clear thinker and author. This is especially true on economic and political issues, as well as on matters pertaining to the race in America. Sowell recenlty granted the folks at Newsmax an exclusive interview in which he talks about RNC outreach efforts: Sowell tells Newsmax TV that …

Guest Dispatch: Core Beliefs – A Washington Casualty?

The following Guest Dispatch hails from the West Coast.  You can learn more about John Flores by visiting his first post on our site, here.  If you have never seen A Man for All Seasons, do so this weekend. What a great story. As John says in his post, More was dedicated to truth and …