A Conservative's Musings on All Things Political

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

Later today Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich will announce he is a candidate for President of the United States in 2012. Newt Gingrich is a formidable individual with a record which would on paper make him an ideal candidate. He is a political strategist of the first order who literally created …

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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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While at some time today it will become clear if a deal is reached on the FY2011 budget, the media rhetoric is out of control and straight from the White House talking points. We need to keep in mind that this is the Fiscal Year 2011 budget which for the federal government began October 1, …

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It is likely that if the 43rd Governor of Florida had the name Jeb Pierce (his mother’s maiden name) rather than that shared with his father the 41st President and his brother the 43rd President; Jeb would be firmly positioned as the Republican frontrunner for 2012. Yet he has been sidelined for the most part …

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The 111st Congress is finally history, having adjourned for the holidays and to be replaced by the 112th Congress on January 3rd of the New Year. Some of us felt that the 111th was done  after the voters delivered their verdict on its record with one of the largest electoral defeats in the last century. …

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