A couple of Illinois political friends and I have been joking for many years about the old saying “it can’t get any worse.” For the Illinois Republican Party, that saying has never been true. Things continually get worse, and failed party leaders are to blame.
One of those failed party leaders has just been appointed to an important post by the 6th District’s State Central Committeeman Brian Colgan, who formerly worked for Senator Mark Kirk and before that Congresswoman Judy Biggert. Colgan appointed disgraced former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady to serve on the committee that will write the 2016 Illinois GOP Platform.
Who is Pat Brady and what kind of platform might he want to write?
After Curtis Bowers, a former Idaho state representative, wrote a letter to the editor about the drastic changes in America’s culture, it became the feature story on the evening news, people protested at the Capitol, and for weeks the local newspapers were filled with responses.
He realized then that he’d hit on something. So, he began to investigate and found an abundance of evidence proving how the Left is advancing a “progressive” socialist agenda. Bowers explains just how well this agenda has been implemented in his documentaries.
He tells us what he is desperately trying to get Americans to understand:
The left wants you to think that the cultural changes that have taken place since the 1960’s have done nothing but progress us forward, toward a brave new world.
Barack Obama has about nine months left as president, and his administration is working overtime to abuse current regulatory machinery and create new rules that will “transform” America beyond recognition without any say by Congress.
“Nearly 4,000 regulations are squirming their way through the federal bureaucracy in the last year of Barack Obama’s presidency,” Politico reported in January, “many costing industry more than $100 million — in a mad dash by the White House to push through government actions affecting everything from furnaces to gun sales to Guantánamo.”
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is preparing a crushing new form for businesses requiring 3,360 data points about employees instead of the current 140. The idea is to create statistics that leftwing interest groups representing feminists and various minorities can use to sue over alleged discrimination.… Continue Reading
It looks like the Republican candidates were right all along.
During a February debate in New Hampshire, U. S. Senator Marco Rubio called out the mainstream media for not asking the Democratic candidates about their positions on abortion. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, too, has consistently talked about Secretary Hillary Clinton’s extreme stances on the issue. Two months later, while vying for New York’s vote, Clinton decided it was time to bring out her favorite issue—abortion—and call out the media for not asking her about it in debates (town halls don’t count apparently).
Frankly, I agree with her . . . and the Republicans.
The question is: will the mainstream media really question Clinton on abortion? Or will they ask a question in a debate, allow her to give a vague answer, and not ask detailed follow up questions on her policy positions.… Continue Reading
Do you understand what the Electoral College is? Or how it works? Or why America uses it to elect its presidents instead of just using a straight popular vote? Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy.
Many conservatives, including me, thought nothing but the best about Dr. Ben Carson‘s run for the White House…until now. Recently, Dr. Carson has suggested that we need to get rid of the Electoral College because it disregards the “will of the people.” Underlying this proposal is the idea that pure, national democracy is the best form of government.
Dr. Carson displayed shocking ignorance of American history when he told Fox News: “When the Electoral College was put in place, a lot of people did not know what was going on. They had no idea who was running or what the situation was. That has changed significantly.” The good doctor is wrong on every count.
The purpose of the Electoral College was as much to preserve the power of the sovereign states from the national government as anything else. … Continue Reading
The media’s impact upon society has always interested me. I think the media has enormous power shaping public opinion and they take great pride in that power. There seems to be little doubt that the former reality TV star and businessman Donald Trump knows this too. He seems to have successfully tailored his rhetoric and campaign around it.
Recently, Donald Trump has really profited from claims of a rigged system, and he’s profited from the rigged system itself. I believe that the claims of rigged elections has hurt Senator Cruz who merely read the rules and competed in states like Colorado and Wyoming where Trump chose not to. Instead, Trump turned those losses into big PR victories by playing the victim.
While Trump has received (before yesterday) 37% of the vote from 35 state contests, he has received 48% of the convention delegates. … Continue Reading
One predictable element of the current Republican primaries is that each time Donald Trump‘s supposed inevitability is challenged, he will tell you it is because the process is unfair. He, his official spokesmen, his “unofficial” enforcers, his sycophantic “conservative media” surrogates, and his hornet’s nest of online commenters, consistently greet any momentary setback with a cacophonous chorus of “rigged,” “stolen,” and above all “unfair.”
To be fair to Trump, it is true that life really is unfair sometimes. Furthermore, it cannot be denied that political insiders beget more than their fair share of life’s unfairness (such as when they seek preferential treatment in their private business dealings by buying off politicians). So we must not let the crybaby antics of a front-running sore winner obscure the possibility that the GOP primaries really are unfair.… Continue Reading
For the second time, the George Soros-funded John Kasich told Christians to “get over it” on religious liberty laws and laws that require people to use the bathroom designated for the gender with which they were born.
“What I’d like to say is, just relax,” he said during an appearance at CNN. “If you don’t like what somebody’s doing, pray for them, and if you feel as though somebody is doing something wrong against you, can you just for a second get over it? You know?”
“You know?” Is that how our potential presidents respond to issues now?