Archives: GOP

Todos ellos se parecen a él

September 4, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on Todos ellos se parecen a él | Filed in: GOP, immigration, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Apparently, Donald Trump doesn’t know a whole lot about foreign policy. I, for one, am shocked that a narcissistic Manhattan real estate mogul can’t be bothered to learn the very basics of the world outside of the Five Boroughs before running for President. Or, you know, not. HH: All right, last question, I want to • Read More »

Only Nixon can go to China, and only a Republican can clean up military procurement.

July 3, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Only Nixon can go to China, and only a Republican can clean up military procurement. | Filed in: GOP, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

There’s a new report out from a former F-35 test pilot, blasting the military’s latest and “greatest” jet fighter’s ability to do, well, anything. The F-35 jockey tried to target the F-16 with the stealth jet’s 25-millimeter cannon, but the smaller F-16 easily dodged. “Instead of catching the bandit off-guard by rapidly pull aft to • Read More »

Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars,

March 30, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars, | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Art, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, politcs, Politics, Television.

I wholeheartedly endorse everything Frank J. Fleming talks about in this article, 5 Rules for Victory in the Culture War. I watched “Christian culture go from something that was *almost* accepted by the mainstream (The Jesus Freak movement) into something that is openly derided and mocked by the trendsetters and culture mavens of our society. At • Read More »

A Tea Party Wedge into Silicon Valley?

March 16, 2015 | By KevinC | Comments Off on A Tea Party Wedge into Silicon Valley? | Filed in: Business, GOP, Kevin, Law, Money, politcs, Politics.

Kudos to Orrin Hatch for taking the message of free markets to those who thought that Obama was pro-free enterprise and are now jaded enough to try something new, like freedom. Small to mid-size companies are attractive targets to patent trolls because they don’t have the resources to defend themselves in court. And no fledgling • Read More »

I hate wasting good stuff on an away game.

December 27, 2014 | By KevinC | Comments Off on I hate wasting good stuff on an away game. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Guns, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Michael Bane went off on Obama/Holder/Sharpton/et al’s current machinations to re-make America in their own image, and I chimed in. Walter Russell Mead’s work on the death of the Blue social model has been outstanding and the guide post I’ve used these past two years. The elaborate social/cultural machinery of the technocrats have built of the past • Read More »

He knows if you are sleeping, or drinking a Big Gulp

December 3, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on He knows if you are sleeping, or drinking a Big Gulp | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Crime, Democrats, GOP, Guns, Humor, Kevin, Law, Movies, politcs, Politics.

He knows if your gun’s ok, so be good for 5 bills’ sake. Baltimore to offer $500 if you squeal on your neighbor’s illegal guns. In an effort to reduce violent crime, Baltimore officials and Metro Crime Stoppers are giving $500 rewards for tips that lead to illegal gun forfeitures. If a tip leads to • Read More »

Ben Carson STILL doesn’t get it.

November 28, 2014 | By KevinC | 3 Comments | Filed in: GOP, Guns, Kevin.

” (Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson) had every right to protect his life. But I do think that there are probably other techniques that could have been used.” “For instance, in a lot of places, police officers aren’t even allowed to go into the more dangerous areas by themselves. They’re always paired. Or you know, people • Read More »

The New Party Of No

November 6, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The New Party Of No | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

Let me explain this simply, clearly and plainly. If you ally yourself with schoolteachers, restrictive sexual mores, speech codes and domestic spying, don’t be surprised when young people rebel against you.  Kapeesh? 

And now, a word from Larry Correia.

November 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Quotes.

Larry Correia posted this on Facebook just now, and I’m stealing it and re-posting it here. Enjoy. I love how the day after the election the Libertarian Unicorn Calvary rides in to explain how the two parties are EXACTLY THE SAME and NOTHING HAS CHANGED. Yeah, I can totally see your point, except for the • Read More »

A Delicate Balancing Act

November 5, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A Delicate Balancing Act | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, politcs, Politics.

In 2008, Republicans had to balance not ticking off conservative Christian voters, who at the time were an essential element in the party, with the fact that one of their heroes, George W. Bush, had become absolutely toxic on the campaign trail as a whole.  In 2016, it’ll be the Democrats who will go under • Read More »

First in Arizona, then in the rest of the nation.

November 4, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on First in Arizona, then in the rest of the nation. | Filed in: Arizona, Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Michael Barone talks about what today’s elections will mean for the Democrats.  President Obama’s ideology — expanded government, Obamacare — has been less widely acceptable and his reputation for competence is currently in tatters. He was able to eke out re-election with a reduced percentage by good organization. But he leaves his party in trouble. • Read More »

Out of the one, many.

November 4, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Out of the one, many. | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Leave it to a Libertarian to notice the (decentralized) elephant in the room. Just 39 percent give Democrats a favorable rating and just 33 percent do the same for Republicans. Not coincidentally, each party has also recently had a clear shot at implementing its vision of the good society. If you want to drive down • Read More »

The Glower Behind The Throne

October 3, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, GOP, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

John Fund goes there:  On Capitol Hill, members of both parties are more and more mystified at Obama’s apparent disengagement from parts of his job. Months before he dropped the ball on ISIS, he failed to keep himself properly apprised of the problems with Obamacare’s website. Jarrett appears to exercise such extraordinary influence that in • Read More »

A pack, not a herd.

September 26, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A pack, not a herd. | Filed in: blogging, Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Grover Norquist lays out the case that America isn’t having a “libertarian moment”, it’s having a libertarian MOVEMENT.  “So forget ‘moment.’ Think trend. And consider the once-impossible political shifts that have taken place over the past 30 years. The relevant dividing line is not right versus left or Republican versus Democrat but the expansion of • Read More »

Sea change?

June 18, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Sea change? | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, Kevin, Money, politcs.

When Republicans, led by Arizona’s own Barry Goldwater, told President Nixon that the GOP was ready to join the Democrats and begin impeachment proceedings, Nixon knew the gig was up.  Are we seeing that same sense of self-preservation kick in with the Democrats and the IRS scandal? Maybe.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says • Read More »

The collapsing reality of modern progressivism

March 16, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, HEALTH, History, International, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics, Quotes.

“‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises The years of the Obama presidency have been challenging for America, but they’ve placed an even greater strain on American progressives. From the utter failure of Obama’s economic stimulus package to the own-goal • Read More »

On SB1062

February 26, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on On SB1062 | Filed in: Arizona, Culture, Family, GOP, Humor, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Religion.

An ASU law prof weighs in on Arizona’s “controversial” anti-gay/pro-religious freedom bill and finds it to be a big, fat nothing-burger.  “…in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, which do extend rights based on sexual orientation, only the government can take action against an offending firm, with companies already able to claim a shield against government action • Read More »

History in the making.

February 11, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on History in the making. | Filed in: Arizona, beer, blogging, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

The Beatles first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. The invention of sliced bread.  What do all of these have in common? They all PALE  to the the Arizona Bloggers (Conservative) meetup on the 22nd, location TDB. If you’ve gone to one, you know they’re always a good time of fun and • Read More »

You just know they wrote this sentence with gritted teeth.

January 31, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on You just know they wrote this sentence with gritted teeth. | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Imagine you’re a copy editor at the Washington Post and this comes across your screen: “Still, the new findings suggest that most Americans are ideologically at the center to center-right.”   AHHHHH!!!!! IT BURNS!!! IT HURTS US!!! TAKE IT AWAY!!! TAKE IT AWAY!!!!!!! And it just goes downhill from there for the statist left.  “Nationally, • Read More »

Freedom is breaking out all over.

January 28, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Freedom is breaking out all over. | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, History, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

The Tea Party is gaining favour in the land that popularized tea.  Nigel Farage’s right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP) has once again rocked the British political establishment by coming first in a recent poll which quizzed Brits on their feelings towards the four main political parties. While UKIP hasn’t yet mustered up any elected members • Read More »

Rand Standing

January 27, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Rand Standing | Filed in: GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

It’s a long, long time since I’ve been excited about a political candidate, because they’re hasn’t been a candidate that does things that encourage excitement. Rand Paul is making waves, and I’m liking it.  First off was his inspiring filibuster against assassinations of American citizens on American soil that galvanized the left AND the right • Read More »

We talk a good game, but…

January 23, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, Kevin, Military, Money, politcs, Politics, space.

… I’m afraid Chuck Schumer might be on to something here.  Schumer will argue that Democrats must defend popular government programs such as extended unemployment benefits and student loan subsidies to persuade Tea Party voters that they can benefit from federal programs. “The average Tea Party member, like the average American, likes government run Medicare, • Read More »

Neutral No More.

January 10, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Current Events, GOP, immigration, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

I sat on the sidelines during the 2008 Arizona Republican Senate primary because I didn’t see J.D. Hayworth as an upgrade from McCain. Yes, Hawyworth spouted all the right immigration buzzwords, but lordamighty, his voting record in the House was anything but a model of fiscal conservatism.  This primary, though, things are different. McCain has • Read More »