A Conservative's Musings on All Things Political

Reflections on American Politics and the Republican Party from a Libertarian Conservative Perspective

Way back in late 1999 (yes it was a long time ago) I became a regular reader of a great website called Voter.com which was a blog style site with prominent contributors from all perspectives mostly discussing the upcoming 2000 presidential election. Now Voter has long since disappeared, replaced by left or right dominated sites …

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With Mike Huckabee’s decision not to seek the Republican presidential nomination coming on the heels of Haley Barbour’s three weeks ago and other prominent Republicans such as John Thume, Bobbie Jindel and Jeb Bush taking themselves out one has to wonder why they are being so hesitant. Indeed one would have the feeling that they …

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This past Wednesday I wrote about a letter being circulated by conservative members of the House of Representatives who were signing on the a radical proposal by the republican Study Committee (RSC) to make the increase in the national debt ceiling contingent on spending cuts sufficient to reduce the deficit by 50 percent in the …

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In a report today by Erik Wasson in The Hill, he reports that the Republican Study Committee, the caucus representing over 175 Conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives is making a truly radical set of demands in exchange for increasing the Debt Ceiling which will be required in the next couple of months. The …

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I must admit that for much of the last decade I have had little faith in the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. It was that group who during the bush years lost touch with the basic principles of restrained government and fiscal responsibility which had defined Republicans for much of the last 50 …

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