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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