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Boehner Calls Tea Party ‘Knuckleheads’, Wants Rule Change to Squelch Their Influence

Hat/Tip to Todd Beamon at Newsmax. Back in the good old days of the Cold War, the Soviet Union relied on their Politburo to help them rule with an Iron Fist. How’s that song go, again? Oh yeah!   :::Everything old is new again!:::   Well it looks like that rule by Iron Fist is alive and well in the Republican Party, at least in the House, anyway. It looks like Johnny Boehner won’t be caught all embarrassed again when it comes time to vote for the Speaker of the House for the next Congress. See, they have a private […]

Bridgegate: After 9 Months of Digging, Feds Find No Link to Chris Christie

Oops, the Big Guy wasn’t in the loop after all. The U.S. Justice Department investigation into Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal has thus far uncovered no evidence indicating that he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the span, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York. The September 2013 closures — where several entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee were shut down, causing a traffic nightmare for commuters — has been the subject of several federal and state investigations. Federal officials caution that the […]

To “Save” Atlantic City, Christie Green-Lights Sports Betting in New Jersey

There’s a law against wagering on professional sports. Chris Christie just told everyone in New Jersey to ignore it. After a more than four-year battle to legalize sports betting, the Christie administration today cleared the way for wagering at the state’s casinos and racetracks by telling them they will not be held civilly or criminally liable by state law enforcement agencies. Seizing on a loophole in a federal ban on sports betting, acting state Attorney General John Hoffman issued a directive to law enforcement telling them that casinos and racetracks continued to be exempt from prosecution under the 2012 law […]

Taking the Senate Doesn’t Matter

I’m writing here because I can – it doesn’t mean that we’re returning to full time writing. To the point.  A lot of you out there are putting your support behind McConnell and Cochran in order to assure a majority in the Senate.  Let me stop you from making that mistake by laying out some reasons not to and then explaining why getting them out is more important than taking the Senate. First, what they did in Mississippi is as insulting as it gets.  Even Hillary Clinton spoke positive of the GOP going after true conservatives and “expanding their base” […]

Obama’s Senior Adviser Announces Disturbing Partnership With John Boehner

Hat/Tip to Western Journalism. Oh Johnny! What have you done now? Republican House Speaker John Boehner has given the conservative base of his party more than a few reasons to question his leadership. A chief concern of many opponents is his apparent willingness – along with other GOP leaders – to advance some level of amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens currently in the U.S. In a candid address to Democrat supporters in Las Vegas recently, Senior Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett added even more validity to such anxiety. She described Boehner as “frustrated” regarding the immigration issue, explaining he is […]

Great news from Jeb Bush: I’ll govern like Lyndon Johnson did

Jeb Bush is making all the sounds that one makes when readying themselves to begin a campaign for President. He’s getting his ducks in a row, schmoozing the right big money donors, and doing all the right things – except trying to woo the GOP base. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he would strive to be like Lyndon Johnson, the Democrat famous for expanding the U.S. welfare state through the “Great Society,” if he were elected president. According to the Miami Herald, Bush made those comments Wednesday night in San Antonio, Florida at Saint Leo University, while speaking about […]

Only 18% of Conservatives want Jeb Bush to run for POTUS in ’16

  You could say the same thing about pedophiles.  And a lot of Democrats have. Republicans, however, usually side not with the perpetrators of a crime, but with its victims — in this case the poor American taxpayer, routinely dunned for millions in order to subsidize the well-being of people who shouldn’t be here in the first place.  No wonder conservatives are treating the idea of a Jeb Bush candidacy with all the fervor usually reserved for outbreaks of the swine flu. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, considering a 2016 presidential bid, does not have the support of his party’s […]

Boehner & Establishment GOP Declare War on the Tea Party

“I have made it clear that I have great respect for the tea party and the energy they brought to the electoral process,” said Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R) Ohio to reporters in February of this year. Then, in a statement that more resembled his famed crying incidents, he went on to whine, “My gripe is with some Washington organizations who feel like they’ve got to go raise money by beating on me and others.” That’s what politics is all about, I thought. But it seems the establishment GOP takes offense to being reminded that their constituencies would […]

Mitch McConnell on Conservatives: ‘I think we are going to crush them everywhere’

My favorite term as of late has been “crapweasel.”  Basically, it conveys the dismissive, yet contemptuous attitude regarding another person.  Given that, I think Mitch McConnell fits that perfectly.  On Sunday, The New York Times reported that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that he would work to destroy the efforts of conservative organizations seeking to primary mainstream Republicans. “I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” he stated. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.” Over the past two election cycles, mainstream Republicans have become more and more upset […]

Karl Rove Declares War on Tea Party: Fundraising Drops by 98%

As so many people, including myself, have been pointing out, it seems that the establishment GOP is busily waging war against their own base.   The Tea Party movement had activated the Conservative base of the party in ways hadn’t been seen since the election of Ronald Reagan.  As such, the party establishment decided that the base must be “put in their place,” so they could return to voting for a “softer form of socialism.”   Karl Rove, know as the “evil emperor,” for his handling of the Bush presidency, was appointed to, or decided to, attack Tea Party oriented candidates all […]

The GOP Plan To Eat Its Own

I came across this American Spectator article by Jeffery Lord at the MB50 blog. It was the title, Karl Rove and the GOP Socialists, that captured my attention. Before getting into Karl Rove and his big-government Republican socialists, I need to be up front with you, dear readers, about my view of the geo-politics of America today. This humble observer of the asylum we all have to live in arrived at the conclusion some time ago that it no longer matters much who is elected to the House, the Senate, or even the Presidency. The Leviathan is out of control. Any […]

GOP: Grand Old Poltroons

“Republican leadership has completely lost its way. Not only is this proposal a full surrender- it’s a complete surrender with presents for the Democrats. Apparently Mitch McConnell’s idea of a ‘compromise’ is to increase the debt limit, fully fund a broken health care law, and promise talks of increasing spending down the road.” – Matt Kibbe “We have the best government that money can buy.” – Mark Twain The dirty deal is done.  Mitch McConnell sold what was left of his soul for $2 billion, and Barack Obama and his cronies get to spend another trillion dollars of your money. […]

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell Sold Out To Obama and The Democrats

Once again the elites in Washington have proven that the founding concept of a “government of the people, by the people and for the people” is nothing more than a myth. Senator Mitch McConnell  sold out the Tea Party Republicans for a large barrel of pork for his state of Kentucky. Not only did the Republican leader in the Senate give Obama everything they wanted on the Continuing Resolution and the Debt Ceiling, he gave Obama the tool to be able the raise the debt ceiling in the future without having to worry about what the Republicans want in exchange. Breitbart […]

RINO ALERT!! Boehner Willing to Abandon GOP & 2nd Amendment

In the spirit of pure bipartisanship that is simply for the sake of saying a bill is bipartisan, Speaker of the House, John Boehner said the following when asked if the Senate gun control bill would pass with a majority of HIS OWN FREAKING PARTY not voting for it: “GOP? GOP? I don’t need no steenking GOP to take yer guns!!” Okay, first of all, I paraphrased and secondly he was referring to the Hastert Rule which basically says that any bill without support of the majority party will not be brought to the floor for a vote. But Johnny […]

Political Zombie, Mark Sandford, Back From the Grave and Winning?

Perhaps I’m coining a new phrase, “political Zombie.” Political Zombie: Noun; A politician whose dead career has come back to life, but is really still dead. Mark Sanford is a political zombie.  His political career died in 2009, by his own hands, when he spent Father’s Day weekend walking the Appalachian Trail.  However, he somehow confused “walking the Appalachian Trail” with, “visiting my super-secret Argentinian girlfriend.”  I suppose it was a mistake that anyone could make.  After all, most devoted family men have super-secret Argentinian girlfriends, right? Understandably, the voting public didn’t accept the glaring difference in hiking and, well…you […]

Mark Levin wants John Boehner and the Republican Leadership Removed M

Most of you know I’m no fan of John Boehner.  It was an epic failure by the House Republicans when they voted him back in as Speaker this past January.  The Republicans once again let an opportunity get away from them to turn this thing around and make a difference.  Today I was listening to Sean Hannity on the radio and he was interviewing John Boehner.  Nothing Boehner said inspired or gave me hope as a conservative.  He is the poster child for the establishment and as long as he remains as Speaker of the House conservatism will suffer.  Today […]

Rhinovirus Devastates Republicans

Several Republicans on Capitol Hill have fallen ill with the Rhinovirus, it has been learned.  Lindsey Graham, John McCain, John Boehner among other prominent Republicans are among those affected by the pernicious virus. “It is flu season” said a Washington D.C. doctor treating the Republican lawmakers. Still at the very least one would think that these men would be more careful.  They are busy, important men with constituencies to take care of.  But once they get infected with the Rhinovirus they are pretty much useless. Congressman Graham was the first to come ill, complaining of a runny nose and a […]

Establishment GOP Vs Tea Party? Karl Rove Thinks so

It seems that the establishment GOP, personified by Karl Rove, is declaring war on the Tea Party.  While we have know this ever since the Tea Party’s inception, it seems that the mask is coming off the RINO/Whig division of the party.  Breitbart has more… The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stand Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces […]

It’s time to do the right thing…Fire John Boehner?

For the last couple of days I’ve been observing the Benghazi hearings and the negotiations going on with John Boehner and Democratic leaders to prevent us from going off a fiscal cliff.  It appears the left cares more about politicizing events to advance the agenda of their political party than doing what’s right and good for America and I’m personally tired of it.  Benghazi is a no-brainer. After seven hours of fighting and numerous requests for help, we failed to answer the call and left our citizens to die in the streets of Benghazi.  This alone is absolutely unacceptable, but […]

Re-Redefining Conservatism

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Remember when Bush came into office with his “compassionate conservative” slogan?  Remember how that translated?  Compassionate conservatism was Bush’s way of saying, “Hey, I’m for capitalism, but only up to a certain point, then I’m for socialism”.  In politics, this is a “playing the whole field” approach.  It appeases moderates who want to hear milquetoast language, liberals who want the social net, and conservatives who aren’t paying attention (hey, conservatism is in the name, it must be good). Now Romney, who plays center field with the range of Willie Mays, ran into a criticism after he said that he “didn’t care […]