If I had the time to do so, I could point you to countless posts, both on this blog and on others, warning Americans of the “unintended” consequences of the monstrosity known as ObamaCare. The biggest consequence came in direct contradiction of the lie repeated, ad nauseam, by President Obama that if you liked your health care plan or your doctor, you could keep your health care plan and doctor. That has already been proven to be false, but as I write this post, there are plans to make it even more so. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia will be announcing shortly that the health care plans they offer, that do not meet the “high standards” of ObamaCare, will be canceled.
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I know many of the people who may read this post are already fans of Trey Gowdy. He a Republican member of the House of Representatives and he has been charged with leading the investigation into what really happened in Benghazi. To put him in a nutshell, he is a former prosecutor and it shows when he sets his sights on a witness during questioning. He’s like a pit bull, with no give in him until he gets the truth from the poor soul who happens to be under his gun. No quibbling or waffling, just a single-minded purpose to get to the truth.
I came across this at Angry White Dude, who is fond of asking his readers to “fire away, inquiring minds → Read More
There is already an abundance of speculation over who will be the Republican nominee for President in 2016. Many of us would like to see Senators Rand Paul or Ted Cruz in our corner, simply because they are already in our corner. They have stood up for us in Congress, not only to the liberal Democrats, but also to the Republican establishment. In my opinion, that’s a strong vote in their favor, before a campaign is launched, or a single vote cast. Even though I would prefer a strong Republican governor to run, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have those things in their favor. I suspect a great number of grassroots Republicans feel the same way. There is, however, something else, ie. someone → Read More
There are some things that just beg to be written about and discussed. Chuck Schumer’s idea of compromise on immigration reform is shouting loudly from the rooftops for that recognition.
If you have read Political Realities for any length of time, you will know I am openly derisive of the Democrats when they start talking about how conservatives need to compromise. Their past actions have shown me how untrustworthy they are. Their idea of compromise is usually conservatives giving over everything we believe in and they give over nothing. Scoff all you want, but that’s how it usually works with them. They have now added another idea to their arsenal of compromise. Just delay enacting the forms until 2017.
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Yes, this is the Obama economy. No matter how much Mr. “I’m the President” tries to deny it, he owns the economy in which we are living. The January jobs report was not a beacon of hope. In fact, it was really bad. The December jobs report was also in the tank. That makes two months in a row of very few jobs being created. Amazingly, the unemployment rate continues to tick down. We are being told it was because 115,000 unemployed workers found new jobs. What most of the media will not tell us is that 90,000 more unemployed workers decided to leave the workforce altogether. Given the fact that almost as many workers left the workforce as found jobs, it’s no → Read More
I’ve never been someone who constantly calls for a third-party in our political system. I have long-held the opinion that a third-party would be able to get very little done, simply because the Democrats and Republicans are so entrenched in the system. I’m still not there yet, but there is something that I need to get off my chest. Why does our party insist on eating its own? Would it be so hard for the Republican establishment to admit that Senator Ted Cruz is doing something good in his attempt to alert and inform Americans about the dangers that are inherent in Obamacare?
I can understand and appreciate the knowledge that if the Democrats stick together in the Senate, there is little the Republicans → Read More
Maybe I am beginning to come around to the point of view espoused by I’m a Man! I’m 41!. Maybe it is time we drew a line in the sand and said enough is enough. Maybe it is time we stood our ground and defunded Obamacare, even if some members of the Republican Party believe that is the wrong direction to take. I guess that’s why I agree so strongly with this rant by Rush Limbaugh. I seldom get to listen to Rush live, but it sounds like he was in fine form when he took the Republican Party establishment, in general, and David Brooks, specifically, to task for their attacks on Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX. If you are interested, I have included the → Read More
I don’t mind telling you, I am tired of hearing about how racist the Republican Party is. Racism is a part of our past and I am sure it exists today, although not to the degree some people seem to believe. I am also certain President Obama doesn’t have a clue about real racism, as he was raised by a rich white grandmother who afforded him every luxury. Grand for him, but it does go against the narrative that he is a champion against racism. Anyway, more to the point of my post.
At every turn, we are informed that the Republican Party is the party of racism. Lie after lie is told about how the GOP has stood against the civil rights of → Read More
The 2012 presidential election is in the history books and it didn’t turn out as many of us had hoped. As a result, we are just beginning the second term, another four years, of Barack Obama as President. I know I am not the only conservative who has groaned with impatience at the thought of four more years with Obama in the White House. I have seen that feeling expressed at more than a few conservative blogs and websites. I have heard it expressed by my friends and coworkers. All in all, we are not looking forward to the next four years and are anticipating 2016, when we can hopefully defeat the Democrats and return a conservative to the house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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There are some issues in America that simply refuse to go away. Immigration reform is one of those issues. I’m not advocating that it should fade from our consciousness, but like all issues political, it has had its time in the sun, a little here and a little there. It comes and goes, but never has there been a time when the reality of the issue could be denied. At some point, America is going to have to deal with immigration reform. It is a hot-bed topic on both sides of the political aisle and emotions have run hot.
During the latest Republican presidential primary, the issue took center stage at more than one debate. Newt Gingrich made headlines when he tried to approach → Read More
At what point does the ridiculous become absurd? When is it okay to call President Obama out on his complete and total foolishness? Since I am the one writing this post, this is my opinion. We are far past the point where Obama should be called on the carpet for the foolish statements he makes. His latest published gripe about the media really makes me wonder just how out-of-touch the President really is. Is he so naive that he believes the trite nonsense he is spouting? If we are to believe what he says, the media is biased, but it is against him and his friends in the liberal Democrat Party. Chew on this for a moment or two.
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I’m sure by now that most everyone has heard about Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and his remarks at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Before I get to the bulk of my post, let me preface it by saying I am not endorsing or disregarding Governor Jindal’s remarks. I do, however, believe they merit a discussion. To do anything less is to be naive about the condition of the Republican Party. Changes, you say? Yes, I said the changes the Republican Party needs to make. If we do not, we may as well resign our party to the trash heap of history. Let’s look at what Bobby Jindal had to say.
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I am sure many of you can and will relate to what I am about to write. After the election, I was in a bad mood. I still wonder why we were not able to get out our vote and carry the day on November 6. I am finding it amusing to watch the professional pundits as they toss around ideas about how and where the Republican Party needs to change. Bill Kristol seems to believe we have to concede the ground on taxes and allow them to be raised on millionaires.
The main theme of change seems to be centered around Hispanics. The going opinion seems to be that the Republicans lost because they need to change their position on immigration. Marco Rubio → Read More