Guest Dispatch: When the lights go on …

We have a Guest Dispatch this afternoon from the West Coast.  John penned a few dispatches last year from his perch in Oregon. Yes, amigos, there are many Republicans in Beaver State. We look forward to many more dispatches from out west, especially from our friend, Johnny Dadums.  This post is a little Biblical, with a …

The Establishment GOP, “Crime Family”?

We’ve met at social gathering and fundraisers, but I do not know Craig Shirley. Judging from what he told Brietbart yesterday, if correct, maybe I should get to know him a little better. If you spend enough time in the Washington, DC and Northern, Virginia region, and you enjoy politics, you’ll meet all sort of …

Immigration Reform???

There will be no immigration reform this year. There. I posted it. I can imagine the shock coming from both the left and the right. Every election year cycle the cry for immigration reform goes out. The cry for immigration reform is the beginning of a political kabuki theatre. There is anticipated hope and then …

Ann Coulter is Right, Now Move On … Nothing to See Here

Ann Coulter’s most recent op-ed, “GOP Crafts Plan to Wreck the Country, Lose Voters,” struck a nerve with a few close friends. A real raw one. Why did you circulate it? She is a racist, why fuel it? You’re better than that …  and there were a few more missives, too crude to re-print. Ask any …

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 …

Congress, A Great Institution

It the holiday high season and, in Congress, that means the decoration of the federal budget Christmas tree with very expensive ornaments. A majority of the Members on the Republican side of the aisle are not going to like it; however, folks want to go home for the holidays. And they should. As Mark Twain penned …

GOP Needs the Energy and Support of the Tea Party Movement

We must be able to compromise with one another, before we can successfully reach agreements with Democrats. This idea, or principle, is something that I talked about frequently with friends and some foes during the past few weeks. Andrew McCarthy’s recent NRO piece says, in part “if the defund plan was delusional, the GOP establishment’s …