So, let’s have the Ted Cruz conversation

The “challenge” candidate.

(Image via Burnt Orange Report)
(Image via Burnt Orange Report)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Romney again? Really?

Yellow dog establishmentarianism.

 

Not only handsome but a powerful big-government centrist.
Not only handsome but a powerful big-government centrist.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

The long game: Not so fast with drawing lessons from the 24 June primary

Rising tide.

 

Unsustainable. (Image: Joe Ellis, AP via Clarion Ledger)
Unsustainable. (Image: Joe Ellis, AP via Clarion Ledger)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

RNC commercials: Do they resonate with anyone?

Outreach. Does it always have to look self-conscious?

RNC commercials are dumb because Republicans are awful.  That’s the basic thesis of Salon’s Alex Pareene.  He doesn’t think the standard-issue millennial mouthing GOP platitudes (see videos below) is all that bad, but he’s certain that the actual, no-kidding Republicans out there are snaggle-toothed gay-bashers and other Dead White European Males who hate Diversity, think Cuddly Puppies are something to shoot at, and wouldn’t know Millennial Chic if they found it dead in their ditty bag (except, of course, that Pareene himself would have no idea what a ditty bag is, and is darn proud of it).

So RNC commercials must be silly and/or deceptive or something. Continue reading “RNC commercials: Do they resonate with anyone?”

Crisis of politics: The opportunity in the storm

Let’s roll.

Each day brings new bad news about Obamacare.  Each day also brings another volley from one or both sides in the War Between the Republicans.  (See here, here, here, and here, if you must.)

This is silly.

A recap, to begin.  The Tea Party and limited-government folks are right that we are at a great crisis point in the life of the republic.  The “moderate” or “establishment” conservatives are right that there is a limit to what can be done at the moment within the constraints of law.

But two things really need doing. Continue reading “Crisis of politics: The opportunity in the storm”