University Offers SAFE SPACE For Students Traumatized By Republican Convention

There, there, my sensitive little college orchid. We know the harsh winds brought by those nasty Republicans down the street may curl your sensitive leaves. But we at Case Western Reserve are here for you. We will protect you. We will make sure that you are OK. Some things are just too beautiful for Republicans. 

(From The Daily Caller)

A July 11 statement in The Daily, Case Western’s internal e-newsletter,

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Two Delegates Propose Banning Corporate Lobbyists From the RNC, Get Crushed

People do have a right to lobby – as much as lobbyists may drive us nuts. It probably is also wrong to ban people by virtue of their profession from a gathering, though it must be said that the Republican Convention is technically a private gathering and so would be justified in restricting access. But this story does reflect the sad general reality of American politics. I mean, if lobbyists can’t come to the RNC what really is the point?

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Revenge of the libertarians: How the “Ron Paul Rule” may come back to haunt the GOP at the convention

And how awesome is it that John Boehner, who pulled what he pulled in 2012 in Tampa (watch the video) has been dismissed, forever an example of what went wrong with the GOP?

Great report Shep.

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RNC Chair ‘Not 100%’ on Trump, Cruz, or Kasich Taking Nomination

Priebus says that it is unlikely that an alternative candidate will emerge at the convention but he isn’t ruling it out.

The Republicans are probably devising a “super delegate” system like the Dems for next time. If there is a next time for the current RNC crowd. (Which if the GOP wins is unlikely. Consider that.)

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Is Mitch McConnell the next one to go? Being pressured to resign

Likely not. I don’t think many people see McConnell going anywhere anytime soon. But most thought the same of Boehner. So who knows?

One thing is clear however. Some powerful people within the GOP want the current Senate leader gone. This will factor into McConnell’s maneuvering going forward. He knows that any more $3 billion pork deals like he got for Kentucky a couple of years ago will draw the ire of those he is supposed to be leading.

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Iowa GOP cancels straw poll (The establishment of the party is afraid)

Oh golly gee, I wonder why? Could it be that the party favorite(s) had little support and would be embarrassed and potentially disadvantaged by such a straw poll? Could it be that those opposed to the party establishment would likely do very well in such a straw poll?


This stinks. It reminds me of Tampa 2012.

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Is the fix in? Has the establishment GOP already chosen the Republican nominee?

It is truly amazing is how hostile the leadership of the Republican Party is to the people who actually make up the Republican Party.

I can tell you first hand that the establishment GOP types dislike the libertarian/conservative coalition aka The Tea Party at least as much as the Democrats do. Probably more.

Why? Because the libertarian/conservative coalition is a real threat to their power. Do you honestly think that the GOP as it is currently constituted wants to reduce the size of government?

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Operation Get Jeb Elected: GOP moves to lock down presidential primary debates

Don’t want something like this happening again. What with the youthful excitement, expanding the party, and actually standing for small government and all.

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.

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Republican National Committee slams “UNCONSTITUTIONAL” NSA spying

When I saw the headline I had to look again. But sure enough, the Republican National Committee, the official GOP, has not only come out against NSA spying, which frankly is a bit of a shock, but has used the word “unconstitutional.”

That is a very powerful word coming directly from the party.

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Justin Amash wants GOP that “includes more gays, lesbians, minorities, women and young people”

Amash is a friend to those who fight crony capitalism, and to those who believe that the best government is the government which governs least. His above statement was in response to an another statement by an RNC committee member who said on Facebook, “Have you ever seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American way of life?”

That’s nice.

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The Rise of the GOP New Wave (Part 1)

This is part 1 of an extended essay on the rise of what I call the “New Wave” in the Republican party . We are a non-partisan organization at and this bit of analysis should not be construed as an endorsement of the GOP (or any other political party)  in whatever form in any way. 

However I feel that the emergence of the “New Wave” is the most important development in American domestic politics today.

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Crony Consultants in the GOP? Ari Fleischer Talks with WashPo, CNN, But Not

Say what you will about the Breitbart suite of online media. Are they over the top sometimes? Absolutely. But do they also do great reporting and interesting and valuable news? Without doubt. The attached article is an example of this.

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