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CPAC! A Fond Look Back On Circuses That Were

It’s CPAC time!  I almost missed it!  (My invitation no doubt was lost in the mail.)  Since 2009, shortly after I first started writing a blog, I’ve been fascinated by the dizzy doings over at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference).  I admit that before I took to writing a political blog, I didn’t know much about […]

Good luck with that. GOP pollster Whit Ayres told the Huffington Post that Republicans “will have to attract a record percentage of minorities to win the presidency in 2016.” Said Ayres: “That’s the stunning part for me in running these numbers — to realize that the last Republican to win a presidential election, who reached […]

The Western Hemisphere’s own Cradle of Democracy will host the next Democratic National Convention: Maybe it was the private nighttime visit to Independence National Historical Park, where the Democrats’ top national official got to touch the Liberty Bell. Whatever it was that sealed the deal, Democrats on Thursday chose Philadelphia for their 2016 national convention, […]

The three-term New York governor is sounded like a candidate when he appeared on my radio show Thursday night. PATAKI: I would be far more aggressive in going after ISIS and cleaning out that nest of vipers, including if necessary, putting boots on the ground to destroy them, not a trillion dollar effort to create […]

Jeb Bush, pictured here with his grandfather, Prescott, is profiled by Michael Kranish the Boston Globe. …Bush almost ran aground in those first, formative prep school days. He bore little resemblance to his father, a star on many fronts at Andover, and might have been an even worse student than brother George. Classmates said he smoked […]

They will wield much influence to promote their conservative goals. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Political Consultants Scam Texas Oilman (Mar 19, 2015) Professor At Koch-Funded University Calls For ‘Less Democracy’ (Mar 8, 2015) Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘Our System Is Being Polluted By Money’ (Feb 6, 2015) Koch Brother: ‘I’m A Social Liberal’ (Dec […]

As the field of Republicans vying for a Presidential bid in 2016 opens, one name stands out above the rest: John Ellis “Jeb” Bush. The very mention of the Bush name and a Presidential bid sends shivers down the spines of Americans all-too-familiar with the disaster that was the George W. Bush administration.  From the […]

Chris Christie Gearing Up

The New Jersey governor is preparing for the possibility of a 2016 run, reports George Will. Christie has been crisscrossing the country, campaigning for and distributing contributions to Republican gubernatorial candidates. And campaigning for other Republicans. He carried over into this year $50 million the RGA had in its coffers; he has presided over the raising […]

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says if he wins reelection he’ll explore running for president. According to the Weekly Standard: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking​—​me and McCain have been talking​—​I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” […]

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Republicans’ days are numbered. Their days are numbered. I know that in two years, I know we’ll have a Democratic Congress and a Democratic president,” she told reporters at her weekly press conference.“I’d like it to be in two months,” she added. Asked if she was conceding that Republicans […]

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