Thursday, December 15, 2011

On Evil Republicans

This is a really good video discussing those "evil" Republicans:



Saturday, November 19, 2011

On Newt

Newt Gingrich is the latest ABR (Anybody But Romney) candidate. I like Newt alright. He's smart. He's pretty good at articulating conservative thought. But, I don't think he should be the Party's nominee or President of the United States. This blog articulates well the reasons why.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

An Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh

I have been meaning to write a post about how Rush Limbaugh (who I have listened to and enjoyed for 20 years) has lost me. This letter expresses my feelings exactly, so I'll just link to that. I really am disappointed in the El Rushbo.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Congratulations, Mr. President...

... In only three years you have succeeded in rising to a level of "un-patriotism" that it took President Bush eight years to achieve. Imagine what you could do with another five. You have the very real chance of become the most "unpatriotic" president who has ever (or likely will ever) live. Kudos to you, sir!




Of course, I jest.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

On Rick Perry...

So, Rick Perry makes it official. I like Rick Perry ok. He's been a good governor - in a state with a cooperative legislature of the same party. But, he has is issues too and the enema he's about to get from the media will reveal his weaknesses. While I think this will soon become a Romney - Perry race, I have a feeling people in the party who thought Perry would save us will still be looking for the GOP "savior" when all is said and done. This blog put together a good chart comparing Perry to Romney. I certainly see nothing that would sway my support of Romney for the nomination. In my mind, Perry's biggest negative is that he seems to be running for Pastor-in-Chief and is being billed as the "evangelicals'" answer to the "weird" Romney. This is the same spot the Huckster tried to fill in 2008. I, personally, find it offensive. We'll see if Perry supports and stokes the argument like the Huckster did. I hope not. How Perry does handle the competition will determine the enthusiasm with which I can support him if he does, in fact, win the nomination (which I don't think he will).

Monday, June 27, 2011

Reagan, the RINO?

This blog post sums up some recent thoughts I've been having. Like the writer and most conservatives, I revere Ronald Reagan as one of my favorite Presidents. However, the purity that many on my side of the isle are demanding in a nominee is counterproductive and silly. As the author points out, Reagan probably wouldn't have passed muster for some of these folks. The fact remains that all of the current crop of Republican hopefuls would be better that Obama. We are often too quick to throw around the RINO or closet liberal charge. No one candidate will agree with you or me on 100% of issues - and I say that as someone who as selected his choice for the nominee already.

On another note, there is much in the news lately that Texas Governor Rick Perry is preparing to enter the presidential race. I like Perry and could enthusiastically support him if he ends up being the nominee, but he's not the perfect candidate either. Some conservatives keep looking for a "savior". Again, none of these candidates is perfect and I have a feeling that the people demanding perfection will keep being disappointed, as they are each time they examine the full records of the next, best candidate. Only one perfect person ever walked the Earth, but I doubt that He would make it through the primary of either major party. Luckily, when it comes time for Him to return and reign, there won't be any doubt who's supposed to be in charge.

Monday, June 13, 2011

On faith and politics...

This article by Michael Otterson, a spokseman for the LDS Church, is an excellent response to a recent artcle by an Evangelical "Christian" arguing that "real" Christians shouldn't vote for a Mormon under any circumstances. I would have to take some time to say it any better than Brother Otterson, but I'm busy so I won't. It's worth the read, though.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pretty Good Post ...

... I like this post (and the video). I have been meaning to write a post on the war of attrition that some conservatives seem willing to engage in during the primary - and the idea of a perfect, purist candidate. I probably still will, but this bloggers points are good ones.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mitt

Mitt has announced, and he recently put out this campaign video. It reminds me of Regan's "Morning in America" commercials.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On "RomneyCare"

I have been trying to make time to post on this subject, which many posit is an albatross around Romney's neck that he will not be able to shake off. But, I just haven't been able to find the time I would need to do it justice. As such, I have decided to post links to the words of others, who apparently have the time and with whom I agree:

  • David French has a good recent article about how health care will actually be a strength for Romney in the 2012 election cycle. What's that you say? A strength? Yes, a strength. I tend to agree and hope he's right.
  • Mitt Romney Central has posted a four part series by Dr. Jeff Fuller.
  • And this extra one.
  • And this one, explaining how Massachusetts had a health care mandate before the 2006 reforms.
  • And this one, discussing why conservatives shouldn't jump to discredit Romney over health care.
  • It also as a pretty good post explaining why Massachusetts care is constitutional and ObamaCare is not.
  • The blog "Evangelicals for Mitt" also has several good posts here and here.
It's also important to remember that the reform is still overwhelmingly popular in Massachusetts. ObamaCare is, understandably, not. One should also remember that Romney's efforts had the support of conservatives and libertarians at the time. The hypocrisy of some of his 2008 supporters becuase of this issue is troubling.

In other Romney news, Mitt had a very successful fundraising day, which will make it harder for the other competitors to keep up.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Nominee Watch

On the GOP race watch: Barbour's out. I like Barbour and think he would have been a competitor. I wonder who he'll support. If Daniels or Huckabee get in, I bet it will be one of them. If not, who knows?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

It being Easter weekend, I wanted to post this reminder of the "reason for the season." I, for one, am grateful for the events we celebrate this weekend. (Back to politics and current events on Monday.) Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Food For Thought...

...no pun intended.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Breaking 2012 News

I haven't posted in a while (not that anyone other than my wife ever reads this blog), but I thought I would comment quickly on this story. Not that it's a surprise, but it appears Mitt Romney will announce the formation of his exploratory committee in early April. Absent something drastic and unforeseen, I will be supporting Romney for the Republican nomination. I'll take some time over the next few posts to explain why and to attempt to combat some of the oft-heard criticisms of Romney as a candidate. I will start simply by stating that my support for Mitt Romney has very little to do with the fact that he is a Mormon. I would be lying if I said that I wasn't excited about the prospect of a Mormon President. However, I support Romney, the candidate, becuase I think that, out of the field currently out there, he would do the best job and has the best chance of winning. My supporting arguments have nothing to do with his religion. After all, I am (to say the least) not a big fan of the Mormon Senate Majority Leader.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

On [Insert Your Race Here] History Month

I think this clip of Morgan Freeman on 60 Minutes is spot on. We do too much in this country to separate ourselves based on what is different about us - on the outside and on the inside.