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CPAC Straw Poll Reveals Its Own Irrelevance .. Again

By now, most of you have already heard that Ron Paul has won the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) Presidential Straw Poll for a second straight year with 30% of the vote. Ron Paul ran in the 2008 Presidential race but was never much of a contender for the Republican nomination. To top it all off a Public Policy Poll ...

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Some in GOP Still Think Earmarks are OK

There was an election last year.. right?  Republicans got the message from us on spending .. right?  Perhaps not all of them. The Hill published an article on Wednesday that demonstrated that there are some tone-deaf members of the House and you’ll never believe what committee their on – yup, Appropriations. Three Republican cardinals on the House Appropriations Committee say ...

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Boehner Cleans Up Congressional “Sausage Making”

Most Americans have heard that legislating is like making sausage.  Everyone likes the product, but no one likes how it gets made.  According to a NewYork Times article, the incoming Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, is about to make the process as interesting as the the product. It is usual for the House to tweak these rules ...

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For Every Dollar of Tax Increases – Reagan Awaits His Just Deserts

The tax hike vs. spending debate is getting much attention in the media, but the battle is nothing new.  The progressive Democrats are suddenly concerned about the reduction in revenue that keeping tax rates at their current levels represents – yeah, I know .. maintaining the current tax rates doesn’t reduce anything.  True Conservatives are concerned about the spending increases ...

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GOP Must Return to Consistent Conservatism

Republicans are feeling pretty good about themselves. In addition to picking up sixty-one seats in the House and gaining control of that legislative body for the first time in four years, they now control a majority of the states, and are poised to give themselves a long-term advantage by redistricting next year. The White House and Senate are still in ...

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Why Conservatives Should Be Excited About 2012

First, in three words, The Electoral College Thanks to failed Liberal political and economic strategies, key liberal progressive states are losing electoral votes.  The 2010 census demonstrated that key Democrat states lost a significant-enough portion of the population that it will cost them electoral votes for the next decade.  No wonder they hate the Constitution.  Some clearly Conservative states picked ...

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How the 2010 Election WILL Change Things

Rasmussen published a “State of the Day” that was somewhat disturbing: 46% expected noticeable change if Republicans took control of both houses while 33% did not.  Now that Republicans have only taken control of one house of Congress, are people less-likely to expect any noticeable results?  If they don’t they only have themselves to blame. If we stop sending the ...

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How The Republican Health Care Plan Died

I spent my Saturday evening listening to live coverage of floor debate in the House of Representatives.  The difference in philosophies is great and obvious.  The opposition view is a request to disavow the great experiment in freedom that this country was founded upon. The Democrats disparaged the Republican plan because it did not cover “all Americans”.  It is not ...

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Analysis of Republican Health Care Reform Bill

On November 3rd, the GOP made it’s new health care reform bill available for review.  The bill contains many elements of H.R.3400 which was the Republican-sponsored health care bill submitted in the House in July.  This new bill is being submitted as a substitute for Pelosi-care or H.R.3962. The legislation is considerably smaller than the liberal bill it is intended ...

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Conservatives Prevail in NY District 23 Race

In a last-minute move, two key actions have taken place in the NY 23 special election that show that Conservatism is on the rise. First, Dede Scozzafava, a liberal Republican has dropped out of the race leaving only Bill Owens, a liberal Democrat, and Doug Hoffman, a Conservative independent.  Hoffman has been even with Owens in recent polls even without ...

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Hoffman Takes Lead in NY District 23 Race

Today’s Washington Post published an article that sites a new survey showing Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman as the leader in the N.Y. House race. “The poll shows Hoffman taking 31 percent to 27 percent for businessman Bill Owens (D) and just 19 percent for state Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava (R).  Jon Lerner, who conducted the poll for the Club, said ...

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Leading Republicans Back 3rd Party Conservative Candidate in NY Race

On Friday, Rick Santorum threw his support behind Doug Hoffman in the controversial N.Y. District 23 House race.  In a recent Conservative Daily News article, it was noted that the GOP is backing a very liberal candidate in this race.  As of Friday, many top republicans have parted ways with GOP leadership and supported Hoffman instead.  Politico reported that: “..Santorum ...

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Frustrated With the G.O.P.? Change It!

Many Conservatives (yes, I always capitalize it – correctness not my forte) , feel that the Republican party has been slipping into irrelevance.  In-fact 73% of us are screaming at the top of our longs (that being equal to the most-recent Rasmussen opinion poll), that we are not happy with the G.O.P. leadership – at all.  Now the question is ...

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