Posts Tagged ‘Republican Party’

In a final round of primaries before the November mid-terms, several non-establishment conservative candidates won again.  This narrative has been going on for months now across the country, but last night in one GOP primary, the anti-establishment fervor may have cost the Republicans a winnable seat in Delaware and a majority in the Senate.  (more…)

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We are almost a full week into the debate on the new immigration law passed in the state of Arizona and the heated rhetoric is still prevalent. The opponents are bringing out the big outrage guns through marches planned by Rev. Sharpton, boycotts against traveling to Arizona, boycotts against companies headquartered in Arizona, and even boycotts against Arizona iced tea…which is manufactured in New York (like a bad salsa commercial). Facebook groups against the bill have been created, Paul Rodriguez has canceled his comedy tour through Arizona, and people are picketing the Arizona Diamondbacks…even on the road. You cannot view the media without finding some opinion relating the law to racism, Nazi Germany, or apartheid which no doubt should shape the opinion of the nation. Unless it hasn’t. (more…)

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State of the Union Address

{ED. NOTE: Click here for SOTU Recap, Part II or here to the Rebublican Response}

In an effort to review all parts of the State of the Union, we have split the address into three parts – conveniently it works, since there are 3 Conservative Bros.  In Part I, I will focus on the beginning of the speech that covered most of the jobs bill, economy, and personal financial issues. MacGregor will cover the second part of the speech that included topics such as Health Care Insurance Reform, Campaign Financing, Defense, Budgeting, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and much Republican baiting.  Finally, Timmy will recap the Republican Response by Gov. Bob McDonnell and look forward. 

In general, I found Obama’s first State of the Union address to be very unbalanced, without a centralized message.  He was very condescending in most parts, some light-hearted jabs, others, hooks to the jaw. There was minimal to no outreach towards Republicans or apologies for boxing them out of the process in the first year, but many times blame was thrown at the feet of Republicans.  It showed the lack of leadership by the man claiming the Republicans were showing no leadership that rather than focus on the failures of his record majority, although it was mentioned, he threw most of the blame at the minority party who had no say in his health bills or most of the 2009 Congressional happenings.

He took some of populist angst towards the economy and made it his own, but also stuck a foot in the sand on some liberal policies that he wants to see passed right away. While many, including myself, expected him to come to the center in this speech like Clinton before him, I found generally he was still looking to pass unpopular policies in the cover of the “for the people” banner.  The same policies that have led to defeats in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Some contradictions, some mea culpas, some off the cuff laughs and a LOT of ego.  (more…)

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hangingchadThere are a few important elections happening on the east coast on Tuesday that may affect the outlook heading into next year’s midterms. The results from these election will likely frame the media debate for the next 12 months. Will the results show a quick turnaround in voter rebuke from the 2008 general elections? Will the Democrats hold strong in key states? And what role will the results have in 2010 nominations?

First off, the most attention is being given to a peculiar race in northern New York’s 23rd district. In a district that has been reliably Republican since the 19th century, far right Republicans have gone against their party and supported a third-party conservative candidate. The aftermath of this move will weigh heavily on the party next year. (more…)

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reagan_chesterfield_adOne of the most debated articles in the conservative interwebs over the last week was an article written by Steven F. Hayward for the Washington Post this past Sunday.  Mr. Hayward is a research scholar for the conservative  think tank, American Enterprise Institute.  His article questioned if the conservative movement has gone brain dead – citing different examples from the current breed of conservative “leaders” compared to their forefathers. Party elites, intellects, contributors“regular folk” populists and grass roots have been debating the merits of this column.  Personally, I find this essay interesting but not necessarily correct in its assessment of the current state of conservatism. (more…)

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