December 18, 2017

Remember The Contract with America

There seems to be a lack of confidence by the republican party. The contract with America showed that a solid conservative message works. Conservatives outnumber the leftist by a large margin why not provide a positive distinction and promote your Ideas? The present format of cowering to every politically Correct agenda spells doom for the […]

The Republican Party’s Chapter 7

Before the last election, George F. Will opined that if the Republicans couldn’t win the White House after Obama’s mismanagement of the economy, the Party should go out of business. The Republicans seem to be taking Will seriously, since the Grand Bargain on immigration amounts to a voluntary bankruptcy petition, one they might so easily […]

The Dog War: Obama’s Republican Outreach?

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Daniel Allott on 4.19.12 @ 1:29PM Perhaps the Obama re-election campaign sees some potential for Republican outreach in its preoccupation with Mitt Romney’s alleged mistreatment of Seamus the dog. A 2006 Gallup poll estimated that 43% of Americans own a dog, and that 70% describe themselves as “dog […]

4 Republican justices control fate of health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a thought that can’t comfort President Barack Obama: The fate of his health care overhaul rests with four Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices. His most sweeping domestic achievement could be struck down if they stand together with Justice Clarence Thomas, another GOP appointee who is the likeliest vote against. But the good […]

And if N.C. Elects a Republican Governor

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.26.12 @ 12:07PM David N. Bass notes that Bev Perdue’s decision not to seek a second term as Governor of North Carolina increases the likelihood of a Republican Governor being elected this November. Well, if North Carolinians are motivated to vote for a Republican […]

Mitt Romney: The Last Republican President?

There now appears to be an inevitability surrounding Mitt Romney and the Republican nomination for president.   Are the American people prepared to sit through another term of George H.W. Bush?   The chances are that Romney would be the last Republican president, as the Party may fly apart under his rule.  The country would then have […]

The Myth of Bad Republican Candidates

Repeat a big Democrat talking point often enough, and it becomes the truth.  There is a certain liberal narrative that has recently filtered down to many independents and even some conservatives: the idea that the current crop of Republican candidates is weak, wanting, and worrisome.  The lament is, “Hell’s bells, the guy in the White […]

Can Barney Frank’s House Seat Go Republican?

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 11.28.11 @ 5:56PM Sean Trende lists some reasons the race to replace Barney Frank in Congress could be competitive, since redistricting made the district more suburban and potentially more Republican: Frank’s would-be Democratic successor will find him- or herself running in a […]

This is the Republican Field

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By John Tabin on 10.25.11 @ 10:57PM Quin: I agree that Jen Rubin’s post hits the mark; this was indeed “not a day to be proud of the GOP field.” But I feel you aren’t sufficiently succumbing to despair. I hate to break it to you, but this […]

Which Republican Can Beat Obama?

I love Michele Bachmann.  I’d vote for Sarah Palin in a heartbeat.  In fact, I’d pull the lever for any Republican candidate for President, though I’d have to hold my nose for the more moderate ones. But who do I think could actually win against the Obama machine?  A strong black man. . as in […]