Tag Archives: GOP

I went to Mississippi once

I went to Mississippi once for a one day sales call. We flew from Chicago to a northern Mississippi city, drove from airport to factory, made our presentation, and retraced our route. I don’t know much about Mississippi, other than … Continue reading

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What happened to Republican orthodoxy?

  How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!–Samuel Adams   Opposing war Before both wars with Germany, Presidents Wilson and Roosevelt waited for attacks to sway public opinion before asking Congress for a … Continue reading

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The big debate squabble

We will not win if we just complain about how bad things are.–Jeb Bush A Republican nominee should “lose the primary to win the general without violating your principles.”–Jeb Bush “Let’s get away from this top-down planning.”— Bobby Jindal. Reince Priebus … Continue reading

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Can the GOP govern wisely?

Passage of this (Cromnibus) bill will show our people that we can and will govern responsibly–House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers Can and will the GOP govern wisely. Past performance suggests not, but compromise on the 2015 budget offers hope. . … Continue reading

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The GOP’s dilemma

If we had wanted the GOP to cooperate with President Obama, we would have voted for Democrats–Common refrain seen on social media. Republicans are delighted to have won control of Congress. They would like nothing better than elect a President … Continue reading

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Evaluating Legislation

It is often difficult to evaluate legislation to determine its true purpose: The title of a bill is often misleading The purpose of the bill may be misstated The text of the bill may not be clear. Here is an … Continue reading

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Why the GOP is known as the “Stupid Party.”

One of the things I will talk about that no President has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.–Rick Santorum “I don’t care what they do.”–John Boehner I believe Paul Krugman named the GOP … Continue reading

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Wackos and RINOs–an odd couple

The GOP is locked in an unhappy union between Wackos and RINOs, libertarians and moderates. The might have split up years ago but stay together for sake of political power–the power of NO. The two groups have little in common. Wackos … Continue reading

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The GOP reforms itself

Kathleen Parker, in a column printed today in the Elmira Star-Gazette, tells us there is a new GOP. The GOP is no longer the party of NO. The GOP is now unified around a positive program–repeal Obamacare! Her evidence–the vote … Continue reading

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