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Cautionary notes on the Phil Scott inevitability, part 2: Bad candidates

So I forced myself to watch the Republican presidential debate last week. Overall impressions?

Ben Carson excepted, these guys are articulate spokespeople for a worldview completely at odds with reality. 664 more words

2016 Election

How Speaker of the House is Really Chosen

How Speaker of the House is Really Chosen
by JBS President John F. McManus

While the House Republicans are trying to figure out who will be their next Speaker, it’s worth a look back a few decades when this extremely important post was suddenly vacated. 656 more words

John Birch Society

"Burning Down The House": Newt Gingrich's Mean-Spirited Republican Party Lives On In Donald Trump And The House GOP

This is the House that Newt Gingrich built as speaker, in front of us, still alive and well. The house that Donald Trump is building for us all will feel a lot like Newt’s, but more palatial, with more gold “TRUMP” signs all over. 447 more words


Dem's new agenda hauntingly similar to communism

World Net Daily

‘Contract with America’ resembles CPUSA manifesto


Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a 13-point national “Progressive Agenda” that is being touted as the liberal “Contract with America.” 2,140 more words


Newt Gingrich made me weep

Back in the 1990’s,  new House Speaker Newt Gingrich made me furious with his Contract with America, which critics dubbed the Contract on America.  It was an era of slash-and-burn, anti-government GOP ascendancy, when in 1995 the Republican Party took over the House for the first time in 40 years.  627 more words

No term limits, please

Harry Reid’s announcement that he’s retiring from the U.S. Senate is going to prompt the predictable calls for term limits for members of Congress.

I’ve heard some yammering from my network of social media friends. 222 more words

National News

Give Us Something to Cheer, GOP

This is from Rush Limbaugh.com.

In 1980 Ronald Reagan’s message was Together A New Beginning.

In 1984 Reagan’s message was Morning In America.

In 1994 Newt Gingrich’s message was Contract With America. 2,509 more words