The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Spewing Forth The Lukewarm GOP

by Smitty We don’t really have explicit proof that John McCain threw the 2008 election, like Butch Coolidge was supposed to do in Pulp Fiction. I’m sure McCain must’ve felt a little sting at some point, but the old chap is far beyond pride. The 2010 Tea Party uprising seems to have caught the GOP […]

32 GOP Presidential Choices? Nuts!

by Smitty Via the Examiner comes the news of 32 possibilities in a GOP.com straw poll. (a) The next election is in 9 1/2 months, dudes. It’s both more important to focus on the next election, and to understand that how this November goes will inform what happens in 2016 in a major way. (b) […]

Keep Your Patriot Hand Strong, @TedCruz

by Smitty Absolutely masterful rhetorical command on display here as the Cruzado dribbles the hapless dope David Gregory like a basketball, shooting three-pointer after three-pointer: God bless Senator Cruz. And may God send a bit of sense to the codpiece media in general, and David Gregory in particular. via Weasel Zippers and Dr. Melissa

The Brooks/Parker Cage Match

by Smitty I don’t run around wishing mayhem on people, but I bet a cage match between Star Parker and David Brooks would sell some tickets. Brooks begins an interesting exchange beginning around 9:00: (emphasis mine): There’s been a lot of calls for Republicans to change. And we have seen that from everybody to Paul […]

Hey, GOP: The IRS Is A Substantial Reform Target

by Smitty Let’s face it: the IRS tax code is still a nightmare. It is too complex, too costly and too unfair. There is something fundamentally wrong when roughly 60 percent of hardworking taxpayers have to hire a professional just to do their taxes. You shouldn’t need an army of lawyers and accountants to understand […]

DeMint Hasn’t Departed Senate Yet, Already Placing Markers

by Smitty Breitbart talked to Jim DeMint on the cusp of ejecting from the Senate. The Republican Party used to be very good at targeting voters. We asked the Senator what he thinks happened to the party’s ability to do this well: Well, I think we tend to put political people into positions where we […]

Sen. Rubio Weekly GOP Address

by Smitty Via American Freedom, truly an excellent personal story, excellent ideas, and excellent delivery: Contrast Rubio’s don’t-scare-the-horses delivery with William Kristol at the Daily Standard And the conservative movement?—?a bulwark of American strength for the last several decades?—?is in deep disarray. Reading about some conservative organizations and Republican campaigns these days, one is reminded […]

“We’ll Fight Again Tomorrow”

– by Wombat-socho The post title, of course, is from Michelle Malkin’s morning after column, which was a bright torch amid the gloom of Obama’s victory. Indeed, conservatives must stand tall, resist the siren songs of “moderation” and “compromise” and continue to present America with a choice, not an echo. We must take note of […]

Four Score And Five Interruptions Ago. . .

by Smitty Four score and five interruptions ago our zany uncle brought forth on this continent a new indignation, conceived in contempt for liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to serve the state. Now we are engaged in a soft civil war, testing whether that indignation, or any indignation, so […]

Let The GOP Airbrushing Begin

by Smitty The Franklin Center points to Florida Watchdog: The many months of attempting to find the “anti-Romney,” the candidate without a large state government health care plan or a more liberal governing record in his past, seem to have been unsuccessful. As foretold by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in November 2011, the […]

Separated At Birth: Paul Ryan / Patrick Duffy Edition

by Smitty It’s the Hey, Girl/Man From Atlantis connection: It’s Rule 5, but it’s also “man with female of the opposite sex to whom he is married,” and “man seen happily holding baby*”, two underrated ideas in our confused age. via Daily Pundit *Can’t determine if that’s one of his two sons or not.

The Onion: “Don’t Even Try To Pretend You Haven’t Imagined Me Being Elected President One Day.’

by Smitty Your NSFW potty mouth of the day, via AllahPundit on Twitter, is a faux Paul Ryan in the Onion: Admit It, I Scare The Ever-Loving S**t Out Of You [Lefties], Don’t I? This is one of the key aspects of Ryan: he’s young enough that, after 8 years of executive tutelage under Romney, […]

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