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Why John Boehner’s Surrender On DHS Funding Is The Beginning Of The End Of His Speakership

  Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.   It’s high time for Johnny to go! As largely expected, House Speaker John Boehner has surrendered on trying to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty through DHS. The Hill reports that Speaker Boehner is planning a vote today to pass a “clean” DHS bill that keeps President Obama’s executive amnesty intact. Much like the bill to temporarily fund DHS, Speaker Boehner will likely be forced to rely on Democrat votes to pass a clean bill. Boehner’s allies will also likely use House Rule 22, which would make a “clean” DHS bill a “privileged […]

Stand Up Comedy, Complete Denial, Or Just Your Normal, Average Lying Politician?

  Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. He’s not “establishment” Even though he’s punishing all GOP House members who voted against him, or who don’t tow the party line He’s a Conservative Even though he pushed the Cromnibus through and has done NOTHING to defund ObamaCare He’s not spineless Even though he won’t stand up to Obama and is afraid to shut down the government to defund ObamaCare So there you have it, he’s a tough-as-nails Conservative who isn’t afraid of Obama and the Democrats, pays no attention to public opinion polls and isn’t afraid to shut down the government. Wait, what? Okay, […]

An Open Letter to the GOP Establishment

As the policies and actions of the Obama Administration have become increasingly recognized as destructive, the Republican Party establishment may believe that they have “default” support among Conservative and Independents for the upcoming election cycle.  I would urge you to examine this more closely.  As you may have noticed, the approval ratings for Republicans are still quite low.  There are multiple reasons for this beyond the fact that the left and the media are against Republicans. I believe that these low ratings are due to the Party’s abandoning of Conservative principals.  After George W. Bush was elected, government continued to […]

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 […]

Is it Time for Conservatives to Form a Third Party? Updated and Stickied!

I have to admit that over the last several years, I have been torn about whether or not there is a need for Conservatives to leave the Republican party and either form a new third party, or join one of the small, already extant, Conservative parties. I have been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, and have been unable to come to a full decision. A recent comment on another post prompted me  to again consider the issue. I think it’s time we revisit this debate First up, the “leave the Republicrats” side of the debate: We […]

Conservatives Sabotaging Conservatism

I took a few days off after our primary this past Tuesday to digest the results.  Two very conservative measures were voted down in what’s supposed to be one of the most conservative states in the union.  One measure provided an avenue for people to unshackle themselves from the bonds of property taxes while the other measure reinforced religious freedom on a state level.  Both measures had everything to do with conservatism; liberty and smaller government in our lives and both failed to pass by overwhelming margins.  I wasn’t surprised that both measures were voted down.  I saw it coming […]

Letter to Mr. Establishment

Dear Mr. Establishment, For too long we have been dancing out of step.  For years you have stared into our eyes and told us what we wanted to hear, but then unapologetically stepped on our toes and took inappropriate advances.  You’re drunk, clumsy, arrogant and jealous.  If we ever dared look for a different dance partner – someone who knew our style, who could keep up and respect us, you would just bully him out of the dance hall. Well, there’s a new tune playing and our toes will take no more abuse.  You, like most high school jocks, have […]

Guest Post From The Classic Liberal: There Is No Conservative Movement

Note From Matt:   The following  is a guest post from The Classic Liberal.  It is posted here because our friend has the habit of forcing us to think about what we are doing.  I’m all for debate, and being challenged, so give this a read, and see if it makes you consider your thinking or actions.   Dan Riehl wrote a couple of posts earlier this year that are worth examining. Here’s the second one first. What Conservative Movement? Bush 43 was correct, there’s more than enough evidence to conclude there is no genuine Conservative Movement in America today; […]

Santorum is out: Romney now the Inevitable Candidate

If you are a Romney fan, you are probably doing back-flips for joy.  However, I would caution you to avoid snagging your RINO horn on the furniture or carpet and injuring yourself.  If you  are a Santorum fan, you are understandably sad.  The field is pretty much settled now, with Santorum out, the sense of inevitability for Romney has grown considerable, and the Gingrich campaign is withering away to nothing.  As for Ron Paul, his supporters would support him up to, and after the apocalypse. Sadly, that leaves us with Mittens as the probable nominee.  And, the Obama slime machine will be teeing off on him […]

Shame On Us!

Boston-Tea- Party

– A somewhat unserious candidate who used a pizza sales slogan as his tax plan slogan. – A man who was resigned from office in shame. – A senator whose last election set a record among Republicans for the worst incumbent defeat ever. – A Texas governor who was best at beating himself in debates. – A House member who couldn’t even get support from her state’s republican governor. – A Republican governor who couldn’t get the support from his state’s most popular congressional member. – A governor best known for accepting a job in the Obama administration. – A […]

What’s Happening to Conservatives? Have we Forgotten the Last few Years?

I have to be honest, and blunt-I’m thoroughly disgusted.  I’m mostly disgusted by field of candidates for POTUS.  For the most part, they represent nothing more than what we have been served for years, progressive, RINO, establishment types.  And, I see people that I thought were more Conservative, come out in support of these candidates.  I’ve seen the “just win” philosophy of Rove creep back into our narrative.  As these things jump out at me, I want to scream, because we’ve seen it all before. To get to my points, I do need to share some personal observations and experiences. […]

Is Ron Paul out of Touch or are we?


I will be the first to tell you that up until a few weeks ago I was on the Ron Paulis out of touch bandwagon. As a matter of fact Right Hand Man and I got into a bit of a disagreement about Ron Paul’s belief that we should pull back in the world and stop interfering in the affairs of other nations.  I argued that we live in a much different world than the founders and that we did have a responsibility to lead.  I was sticking with this argument until it hit me; the world was a very dangerous place during the time […]

GOP Establishment Goes on Offensive Against Tea Party Congressmen

Ready for some outrage?  It seems that the GOP establishment is using redistricting to take out some of the districts that elected Tea Party sponsored candidates. For more, kindly take a look at this from NewsMax: House freshmen from several GOP-majority states are in danger of losing out in a political realignment that rewards more connected veteran representatives. It may be cold comfort to tea partyers that the hostile redistricting process proves their point: They really don’t belong to the political establishment. “They did not have ties with incumbents and weren’t afforded a seat at the table,” said political journalist Ed […]

Don't You Go Away Tea Partiers- The GOP Establishment Is Fighting Back

Next week here in my county we’ll have a Republican County Convention, and for those of you who can’t make it, I’ll give you a taste of what it is going to be- a battle between the Tea Party and the Establishment. Although many people in the Tea Party think this is some sort of new battle, it is in reality an old battle in the GOP, one that has pitted the libertarian/conservative/teaparty wing of Taft/Coolidge/Goldwater/Reagan/Palin vs the moderate/establishment/progressive wing of Roosevelt/Hoover/Nixon/Bush/McCain. For many years, the teaparty wing cowardly left the field of battle and stayed home while the establishment […]