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 …

Dave Barry’s Prediction for the Next Four Years

Where will the nation be in the next four years? According to Dave Barry’s latest: [T]he conventions are over. We won’t go through this again for another four years. And we have no way of knowing where the nation will be then. No, wait, we do: the toilet. I don’t know about you, but I’m …

Time to Stem the Outbreak of Republican Foot in Mouth Disease

If your a political junkie, then you should know by now that Congressman Todd Akin is not ready for prime time. Maybe he never was. It is time for him to do the right thing for the GOP and the state of Missouri: drop out of the Senate race. Both political parties have strains of …

Democrat Machine Panics

The Democrats are spinning this morning that Congressman Paul Ryan will not be in Florida today because of his stance on Medicare. Is that the best they can do? In Congressman Paul Ryan we finally have someone running for national office who can explain, in plain English, why we must make tough choices on entitlement …

Americans Love a Good Fight, Even Political Ones

Want to know what is going to happen in the 2012 election? Stand in line. No one really knows. The political professionals who do this for a living, are in high season. They will do what they do best and fight for win until the very end. The political convention season beckons. The Republicans head …

Spain’s Left Unleashes the Political Dogs

After living high on the federal hog, Spain’s Left is upset. Very upset. They see it all slipping away and they are doing something very French, and irrational, taking to the streets to make their point. Spain’s conservative government announced yesterday a painful, $65 billion worth of spending cuts and tax hikes. It is their …

The Debt Limit Debate, A Prelude

If you think you’ve seen the last of the DC fiscal budget debates, this is just the beginning. Judging by the media coverage this week, most commentators and financial analysts may know a lot about money, but little about policymaking and politics. Capitol Hill has its own special tune and folks on the outside (i.e., …