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, …

Morning Musings, Weekend Edition

The GOP wishes the Tea Party movement would simply, go away. Good luck. Another Tea Party group has formed, The Black Conservatives Fund. “The lock that liberals have held on the black vote is slowly but surely breaking,” it says on their site. I’m really looking forward to the mid-term Congressional elections. And some more over …

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 …

Maybe We Need More “Mean” Members of Congress

I used to work in the Congress for someone who was called many names, including the “meanest” Member of Congress with the “hottest temper” in the House of Representatives. And that was on a nice day. You should’ve heard what they said about Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) in private. Just this week I commenting with former …

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, …