The 2016 Political Looking Glass

‘More than a dozen national security and foreign policy experts recently signed a letter stating that Donald Trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief, ‘is this not a devastating indictment’? ‘How can he recover politically with so much of this high-profile criticism coming from noted Republicans such as these, almost weekly?’ It went, it seemed, on …

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 …

Message and Warning for Virginia Republicans

There is a good message, as well as a warning, in this story for Virginia Republicans: John T. “Til” Hazel Jr., a prominent Northern Virginia lawyer and developer who helped build Tysons Corner, said politicians and some business leaders were complacently ignoring the danger posed by sequestration. “There’s still major, major refusal by politicians and business …

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, …

Random Thoughts From Thursday’s GOP Debate

Last Thursday, the GOP held, not one, but two debates. Here are some of my thoughts regarding the debate and the aftermath.  Any candidates that were not mentioned does not mean that they did a terrible job. Since this is the first of many debates, everyone should relax. Like any pre-season, the candidates were rusty. Hopefully …

Gov. Jindal: We’re All Americans. Indeed.

The GOP presidential primary contest has barely started, but one thing is certain, the Republican Party will nominate a solid team that will be able to win in 2016. The GOP not only has a stable of qualified and accomplished leaders, but folks with ideas that can serve to contrast the GOP from whoever the Democrats ultimately …

Drop All Hyphens and Ethnic Labels from GOP Politics

When my ancestors, yes (I’m old enough to have them already), fled Communist Cuba in the 1960s for freedom, they did so to start a new life, as Americans. Not as Cuban-Americans. Not as a Latino or Latino-American. Not as a Hispanic or Hispanic-Americans. Just a red, white, and blue American. It was also one of …