If last night’s election results are indicative of an electoral tipping point in this country, then we are staring at a bad omen. Last night’s unfolding of events gives credence to the notion that this republic now has a voting majority that is willing to opt out with regard to individual sovereignty and opt in for the care-taking collective. Last night represented an opportunity for the people to turn away from big bloated government. Instead, they gave it a big slobbering kiss. Continue Reading
Governor Romney spoke today before an NAACP gathering; something akin to Barack Obama addressing a roomful of NRA members. Let’s face it: Romney probably didn’t change many minds in that room and Obama is still going win the majority of the black vote, just as he did in 2008. Anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themself. Romney’s performance today was admirable but less than noteworthy. It won’t change anything come November. Continue Reading
Five months remain until the general election and Barack Obama seems unwilling to re-configure his playbook. Content with lying to the American people about the economy and reality in general, he continues to blame George W. Bush for our fiscal and economic predicament. Just to clarify, President Bush has been out of office since January 2009 and Obama has run up over five trillion dollars in new debt. If you’re doing the math, that’s more than President Bush ran up in two terms. It is now 2012 and we have experienced three and a half years under the rule of a glorified community agitator. After all the stimulus spending and so-called “investments in our future”, we’re still above 8% unemployment, quarterly GDP growth is non-existent, and the middle class is preparing to take it on the chin in January with the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts and the commencement of tax increases tied to ObamaCare. Continue Reading
Politics is a tricky game and Newt Gingrich knows how to play the game better than anyone. Despite flirting with the individual mandate, pulling the chapter on man-made global warming from his forth-coming book, describing himself in the past as a “Teddy Roosevelt Republican”, and even claiming to to be a “real-politick Wilsonian”, Newt has seen a surge in popularity – winning South Carolina and commanding a decisive lead in the current Florida polls (for whatever the polls are worth). He’s finding support among many Republicans and oddly enough the Tea Party movement seems to be gravitating in his direction. Meanwhile, the true conservative in the race, Rick Santorum can’t seem to build any steam despite a reversal of his fortunes in Iowa. He finished third in South Carolina and is currently trailing Romney in Florida.
Santorum was solid during the last debate on CNN but of course Newt stole the show with his ovation-inducing slap-down of moderator John King. Many in the mainstream press as well as the conservative media are still pondering whether or not this threw the election in his favor. I think we can at least agree that it certainly didn’t hurt him. Gingrich isn’t specifically out-debating his competition, he’s just saying things in a way that clearly resonates with the American electorate. The way he answers moderator questions and the way he sticks it to the liberal press corps is refreshing. With a Republican party that is afraid of its own shadow and afraid of criticizing the President, people are yearning for a candidate that is not afraid to duke it out with the press and call the President what he truly is – a disaster and a joke. Continue Reading
Regardless of whether you think Newt Gingrich should be the Republican nominee for president, conservatives should agree on one thing. Newt is not doing himself any favors with these new-found attacks on Mitt Romney and the former governor’s tenure at consulting firm Bain Capital. There has been much banter amongst the conservative media outlets about Gingrich using the “language of the left” and sounding more like a Democrat than a “Reagan Convervative” – as he claims he has always been. Continue Reading