We’re not voting for a drinking buddy.

I understand that in this day and age likeablity is important.  But it’s not a prerequisite for the office of The Presidency, especially when there is so much at stake. 

I realize we need to win, but this is where Rubio supporters lose me. There is an administration to think about afterwards, and stuff has to get fixed. 

How likeable can a President be when we want that President to shrink government and play hardball with Iran, Russia, North Korea and ISIL? 

How likeable can a President be that has to protect our borders and deport at least some people?

How likeable can a President be that has to deliver a firm “No”?

We’re not voting for a pal.

We’re not voting for a dad.

We’re not voting for a sex symbol.

To me, Ted Cruz’s “severity” is a feature, not a bug.  Nobody knows what Congress will look like in 2020.  We need someone serious to start rolling back the damage Progressives have done.

…And besides, just how “likeable ” is Hillary, anyway?

The GOP should be learning something from The Trump Candidacy

I do not support Donald Trump’s candidacy.  I make no bones about it.  He’s bad for the Conservative movement.  He has hit an ugly White Nationalist vein among…just enough people to reinforce the (incorrect) popular perception of Republicans as the Party of White Power.

That’s the “sexy” thing to talk about.  I’m not here for that.  No matter who Republicans run, s/he’ll be spun off as a racist, misogynist Nazi anyway. 

What the GOP should learn from Trump’s run for the Presidency is that he has tapped into an electorate that is tired of the disservice given to us by the Political Class.

They’re sick of being ignored.  They’re sick of seeing American interests subordinated to The Global Economy. They’re Sick of what is now the common knowledge the there is no “getting ahead”.

The relationship between the Republican Party and its rank and file electorate is now so fouled, that it’s invited rats like Trump to sniff the garbage…

The GOP has to stop being the Party of The Boardroom Table and start being the Party of The Dinner Table!

If the GOP doesn’t address this, then it really is little more than a campaign contribution clearinghouse for Big Money interests and it deserves its impending obsolescence.

Yes, GOP Establishment!  You built that!

It may be time to reacquaint myself with my blog

This space has been long ignored and opinions have been backing up to the point where I am ready to throw up.  There is no shortage of flags to pick up.

Abortion, The Middle East, Immigration, Gun Control, Cultural Rot…  It never ends.

Speaking as ever the sunny optimist, I think we can agree that the World is disintegrating before our very eyes.

Let’s discuss our (my) feelings about it.

Because it sure as Hell doesn’t seem as we can do anything to stop it…

A Government big enough to take care of your every need…

 “A Government big enough to take care of your every need is also big enough to take everything you have.”

 Please keep this in mind when you vote for continued government assistance checks.  I am not going to wade in on the racial aspects of Eric Garner’s death.  There is entirely too much to digest in one sitting.  Lawyers, pundits, activists, scholars will all do a better job of taking down this tragedy as a whole than I ever could hope to do on my own.

 The fact of the matter is the bare naked circumstances surrounding Mr. Garner’s death had everything to do with police enforcing an ordinance that was recently enacted in the bluest of Blue locales. (NOTE:  This is not the same as saying that there was no police brutality or there was no racial animus. Those things -DO- exist and are definitely an enormous problem.  I won’t downplay them but I’m not wading into those swamps either!)

Mayor DeBlasio and Co. declared it illegal to sell loose cigarettes. Why? Because it cuts in on New York City’s action. 

Let’s just face it here and now.  New York City is Statist machine that munches money from every and all sources it can possibly tap and has been that way since the days of Tammany Hall.

 Please understand that absolutely none of this is meant to absolve the police officer involved, his culpability is a separate issue to the over-arching point. We can’t ignore any the less that this situation was created by a Big Government approach to handling what essentially amounts to a nuisance crime that is only a nuisance to Big Government.

 Ask yourself the following question: “Is the tax stamp on a pack of cigarettes an item over which someone should be arrested or merely fined?”

I think it’s quite obvious that the answer is to write the person a non-traffic citation and assess a fine.  Hell!  Make it a big one if New York City has that much overhead! 

If the perpetrator absconds over the dollar penalty –then– arrest the person.  The level of lawlessness will have elevated and everyone would have had the chance to right his/her behavior.

 But none of this applies in Eric Garner’s case.  The law was written that the sale of unstamped cigarette packs is an arrestable offense.  Is such a penalty meant to deter unhealthy behavior or to enforce the collection of Sin Taxes?  We know how Mayor DeBlasio would have sold it to the people of the city.

I come full circle:  “A Government big enough to take care of your every need is also big enough to take everything you have.”

 Please think about this when you vote to continue the oversized Nanny-State.  The same way it keeps you alive, it can be made to have reasons to make you dead, too.

If Black lives matter, then maybe it’s time to reconsider entrusting those lives and their livelihood to a State that has been made more than big enough to take them so readily…

Power Line: The Telos of the Liberal Mind?

The Telos of the Liberal Mind?

(Steven Hayward) Remember the old joke from the 1960s about the liberal cleric who told his congregation that he had been mugged, but that he sympathi…

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…since I know O’Reilly will never read this email

Why Bernie Goldberg is WRONG about Jeb Bush /Right-Wing of GOP and “Moderates”

The Right-wing of the GOP should spurn the possibility of a Jeb Bush run in 2016. He’s untrustworthy and a loser.

Had anyone a whiff that he could be trustworthy with Border Security conservatives -might- line up behind him. He has given every reason to believe he wouldn’t be.

Second, are we going to quell the chaos in Iraq by 2016? That’s not likely. He would be a horrible reminder of what set all that into motion and would be beaten like a rug with the Iraq War because of it.

No thank you.

Jim Mussoline
Hazleton, PA

Power Line: What do Americans believe about immigration?

What do Americans believe about immigration?

(Paul Mirengoff) Kellyanne Conway has released the results of a new poll on immigration. The poll takes a deeper look at the issue than any survey I r…

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