The Governor Race, the GOP and Public Sector Unions

Three lackeys with no record and a financial titan buying a seat in a denuded and dying party. This is what the ILL GOP has come to. All that said, Rauner is correct about public unions, and his 3 opponents are textbook illustrations of the “Stockholm Syndrome,” as they grovel at the feet of the […]

Moderate Republicans Finally Found Someone They Will Fight… Other Republicans

The Republican establishment led by such folks as Senators Mitch McConnell and John McCain don’t want to fight the Democrats. But after this latest Obamacare funding fight, we have discovered that there is a side they will attack: other Republicans. Those Republicans who voted “yes” on Friday’s cloture vote in the Senate knowingly voted in favor of […]

Policy vs Politics

The last few election cycles and my personal run for office have brought me to a realization of why Republicans tend to lose to Democrats here in Illinois and nationally. It is actually very simple, but much harder to correct. Let’s start by defining policy and politics. Policy (left brain) – the details oriented fact […]

Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters

A Commentary By Scott Rasmussen Official Washington hailed the deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff as a significant bipartisan accomplishment. However, voters around the country viewed the deal in very partisan terms: Seven out of 10 Democrats approved of it, while seven out of 10 Republicans disapproved. Just a few days after reaching that […]

Is the Conservative-GOP Marriage Over?

Many anti-establishment conservatives have expressed profound misgivings that the GOP has evolved into an “insiders club only.”   Their misgivings are not just ideological — they’re cultural.  This is what’s fueling the melee between the insiders and the outsiders.  The party establishment looks to insider solutions to solve the nation’s problems.  But the outsiders think these […]

Hispanics and the 2012 Elections

It is, to be sure, a population that continues to grow in size, voice, and importance. In the 2008 election, Hispanics turned out in force — 9.7 million Hispanics voted, and those numbers are projected to grow to 11.8 million to 12.2 million in 2012, with particular importance in presidential battlegrounds such as Colorado and […]

Gingrich vs. GOP Esablishment

The Republican establishment believes that the birth and rebirth of candidate Gingrich should have ended in the cradle, that he had no right messing up Romney’s coronation in South Carolina and had better be stopped in Florida. Click here to read this article from Politico. 

N.H. Primary exit polls indicate tough battle ahead

Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night with a broad-based coalition of both conservative and moderate voters overwhelmingly motivated by their worries about America’s economic future and wanting above all to beat President Barack Obama in November.  According to exit poll data, more than 1/3 of voters on Tuesday said the quality that […]

It’s official – Tea is good for the GOP: The fact liberals despise it proves it’s the remedy the country needs

CN recommended by Robert Knight: Of all the bombs that liberal pundits toss at the Tea Party, none better illustrates why the GOP should actually pay attention than Thursday’s article by E. J. Dionne Jr., the liberal Washington Post columnist. Mr. Dionne, who looks at President Obama’s feet and sees water wings, often tries to […]