By the time you read this, there is a strong possibility the shutdown will be over...at least for a set period of time. Inevitably, there will be those who feel disappointed by their Representatives because they either "gave up" too soon or were "too stubborn" to come to the negotiation table. It is only natural … Continue reading Respect…(Just a Little Bit)
With him being a former professor who taught constitutional law, I am constantly astonished when our President uses imagery that makes constitutional actions by Congress look more like back-alley thievery. As many teachers and professors understand, vivid imagery makes topics come to life, and can grow larger in the student's mind than the actual text of the topic … Continue reading Debt Ceiling Stick-up?
In many ways not unexpected, I awoke this morning to the news that Republicans and Democrats came to a last minute agreement to avoid the impending government shutdown (Click here for information concerning the agreement). For the numerous military and government employed families, they can breathe a little easier knowing that they will not have … Continue reading A Half-Slice Compromise
Sarah Palin has been getting a lot of flack recently. Flack for her TV show. Flack for her daughter being on dancing with the stars. Flack for going against the Republican establishment. Now flack comes with the job of being a public figure involved in politics. And often the pundits and political leaders disking out … Continue reading The Party of Travel Planners…Or Tour Guides?
The challenge before the newly minted Republicans is as difficult as it is simple. Come January 20th, Republicans will take the majority in the House and will send a minority to the Senate. Under the current parliamentary rules, this minority will be capable of stopping any bill proposed. This will make the word, “No” roll … Continue reading Saying No with Yes
Just this past Saturday, the Republican Party of Virginia held its State Convention to nominate its candidates for the 2009 Virginia Gubernatorial race. During the convention, the party delegates heard from all of its candidates, shinning among them their candidate for Governor, Bob McDonnell. There was even an appearance made by Sean Hannity. Later in … Continue reading Adnan Barqawi, Ronald Reagan, and America
At CPAC 2007, I had the opportunity to listen to nearly all of the individuals bidding for the GOP Presidential candidacy. I had the privilege of listening to, Rep. Duncan Hunter, Rep. Tom Tancredo, Sen. Sam Brownback, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Mitt Romney, Gov. James Gilmore, and John Cox. Mayor Giuliani also spoke at CPAC, … Continue reading A Field of Candidates