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“The Establishment” Has Become Meaningless

The most pervasively cited bogeyman of the 2016 presidential election cycle, on both ends of the political spectrum, has been “the establishment.” But just as the political environment changes from one election cycle to the next, so likewise the nomenclature can change, not just between cycles, but within cycles, and have completely different meanings to different groups. While dissecting what ...

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Mother Nature Proves Establishment Republicans To Be Fools

Snow has shut down the eastern seaboard of the United States, including Washington DC.  Shutting down Washington DC means shutting down the federal government, something that frightens establishment Republicans even beyond losing the next election or not being invited to a rich Senate Democrat’s next cocktail party, and so far no one in America has starved to death nor frozen ...

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Are Establishment Republicans Stupid, Or Do They Just Play Stupid After Being Elected to Office?

A few weeks ago Republicans (who run both houses of Congress, by the way) fully funded Obamacare for another year, and today House Republicans voted to repeal Obamacare in its entirety.  Stated differently, recently Republicans handed Obama the money to fully implement Obamacare (and in the process further destroy healthcare in America), yet today they symbolically voted to repeal Obamacare ...

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George Will Misses His Mark With An Arrow Aimed At Donald Trump

Trump struggles with unfavorable numbers

I’m generally a fan of columnist George Will, but in his December 23rd Washington Post opinion piece and attack on Donald Trump he misses his mark by a wide margin, which is unusual for this skilled writer. His first point was Trump’s “unpleasantness” which has not been displayed at all in my opinion. I believe Trump’s humor and his willingness ...

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A House Divided is Good?

One of the interesting items which occurred during the vote in the Senate to stop the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling was the surprise appearance of the Senate stenograhper at the microphone. She took the mike and began to decry the vote by shouting about the Freemasons and the Constitution and then quoted the Bible verse, “A house ...

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Won’t You Come Home Bill Bolling?

Virginia’s Lt. Governor Bill Bolling is going to have to lose a considerable amount of weight and drastically increase his time on the tanning bed to physically resemble Charlie Crist, but Bolling’s ideological transformation is coming along nicely. For those who don’t follow Florida politics, Charlie Crist is the former Republican governor who intended to be the state’s new US ...

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Hey, let's just blindly trust that Obama will do the right thing

What happened to our healthy distrust of government? The most basic principle of liberty is that it is impossible to create or maintain a government that protects freedom without understanding human nature.  Despite that, the political class in this country wants us to completely ignore everything we know about the flaws of human nature when it comes to the National ...

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