The DC GOP crowd, mostly Bushites these days, has no real interest in shrinking the size of government or in reducing crony capitalism. Chris Christie, Jeb, and the rest really don’t care about rolling back the state. In fact their ilk are really all for expanding government’s roll in your life and in the economy. They just want to control the levers of power.
Gold is honest money. Gold has been valued throughout the millennia at roughly the same real amount. The old example is that the cost of a nice tunic and a good pair of sandals in Jesus’ time was roughly an ounce of gold. In 1900 the cost of a nice suit and a good pair of shoes was roughly an ounce of gold. Now, today, at $1300/ounce this example still holds. The real value of gold has of course varied a little over time. A little bit up, and a little bit down, but generally gold is a steady Eddie when valued in real goods (not dollars).
Leadership in the GOP is fighting the takeover trench by trench. That’s fine. I think most people who care about changing the GOP and about attacking crony capitalism understand that this is going to be a long slog. Boehner isn’t going to suddenly see the light. The GOP isn’t going to turn its back on special deals for the connected with Mitch McConnell at the helm of the Senate. It just won’t happen. There are many more battles ahead.
Cantor is the House Majority Leader. He is the number 2 in the House of Representatives, and he has been taken out. This has huge ramifications.
What does that tell you about Cochran?
We could not agree more.
Amash is my kind of guy. No BS. He explains every vote he takes on Facebook. He is steadfast in his support of the rule of law and has angered the Washington crony community and the House leadership with his unbending adherence to the Constitution. He is transparent. He is the type of person we actually need in Washington DC.
The party doesn’t want the “circus” it had in 2012 with the debates. Too much Ron Paul, too little inevitable coronation of the establishment candidate.
Look, if one is going to engage in the “democratic process” – and believe it or not I think there is a great case for not voting which I won’t go into – why is it such a big deal to furnish an ID when it comes time to vote for our elected representatives? The Democrats (and as we often say the GOP has plenty of problems of its own) are freaking out all over the country over the issue of voter IDs, which just seem to be common sense to me.
We’ve said it many times here, and many others have said it before us in other places. Free markets are not typically the friend of big corporations with lots of market share, money, and friends in government. These companies are already fat and happy. Free markets and free prices allow new challengers to enter the marketplace. This brings prices down and quality up. Not what the fat firms want.