Politics 101: Alliances Are not a Compromise of Moral Integrity

It is not a compromise of moral integrity to work with someone with whom you disagree. “Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Sometimes, I have difficulty anticipating how people will react to what I write. I do everything I can to be as unambiguous as humanly possible while illustrating complex issues. However, it can be challenging to foresee gaps in the way in which I articulate Read more […]

Republican Mules Chase the Compromise Carrot

“I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell How many times can one dangle a carrot in front of a mule before the mule figures out that it will never get that carrot? If that mule is a Republican, the answer is never. For decades, Republicans have been caving to the demands of Democrats in an effort to be “bi-partisan,” but all they ever get in return is empty promises. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me…I dunno, several thousand times, shame on me. The Read more […]

Jeb Bush vs Ted Cruz

“The better place would be that, with civility, have a dialogue about the bigger, more pressing issues and try to find common ground rather than use each instance of a – you know, a possible crisis to win a political point. We need to start solving problems…have a little bit of self-restraint. It might actually be a politically better approach to see the massive dysfunction. But we don’t even hear about that because we’ve stepped on that message. And I think Republicans need to just take a step Read more […]

The State Of The Republican Dunces

On yesterday’s show, Rush Limbaugh said: Of course the pressure is on ’em to, you know, be Democrat light.  I mean, the Democrats are saying, ‘You guys are never gonna win any elections unless you stop this War on Women.’  What’s that mean?  ‘You guys better come out for abortion pretty quick or you’re never gonna win, and you guys are never gonna win the White House.’ The Democrats really want to advise us on what we need to do to win the White House away from them?  The Democrats really want Read more […]

Congress Needs Warriors, Not Wimps

Michael Franti said: “To sit back and say, ‘Oh, we’re going to let the government do whatever they want, right or wrong,’ is giving up.” Maybe it’s because I want to believe in an idealized version of politics that the Republican establishment sucks away my soul. I want to believe in good men and women standing up for what they know is right, refusing to throw in the towel, even when the odds are impossible. That’s true leadership. The word “compromise” has become the Holy Grail. Attaining Read more […]

John McCain Needs To Go

Margaret Thatcher said: “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” Let me lay this out clearly: compromise is not a dirty word. Compromise, in terms of legitimate disagreement can bear fruit. That being said, there is a time for everything, and in that time there must be a comprehensive understanding of the situation at hand. On the other end of the spectrum, there is principle. Principle, by definition, cannot Read more […]

The Fall of Marco Rubio

Winston Churchill said: “The price of greatness is responsibility.” If one wants to excel, and be recognized in any field, one must reach for the heights of greatness to even get a shot. We live in a world where the bar has been set so high in many respects that achieving greatness requires extraordinary gifts. For example, the race for President begins earlier every cycle; those vying for the nomination are scrutinized more critically; and the bar for candidacy is set higher. Throughout the Republican Read more […]

Compromise Will Not Save America From Obama’s Lies

I think most reasonable people recognize that liberalism has always been the enemy of American traditions. Decades of political compromises have fostered unconstitutional and expensive government expansions; shattered many honored American traditions, fostered a culture weak in conscience, and established a failed vision of governing through theory, not fact. Now we have Obama, a self-absorbed second term President, with an illusory mandate to redistribute income and opportunity to those he thinks Read more […]

Will American Morality Again Cave To Money?

Like most conservative Americans, I hope that the Boy Scouts of America decide to continue to fight the good fight and maintain a 100 year Scouting tradition of commitment to a boy’s morally straight life. As a father of a former scout who was actively involved in pack and committee level leadership, I am understandably disappointed by the Boy Scouts decision to consider changing their position barring homosexual leadership and lifestyle from the ranks of the kids entrusted to their stewardship. I Read more […]