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What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet   I used to think that labeling the Affordable Care Act as “Obamacare” was a good idea for the GOP, particularly during the Presidential Election of 2012.  At that time, the goal for the Republicans was to […]

A commenter to the blog recently posted a frustration with colleagues at work who had a knee-jerk response to the word “Republican”.  The commenter was not necessarily a Republican, but was a person who was willing to listen to ideas regardless of the origin of those ideas.  That got me thinking about something which has […]

A brief post today to announce a new page on my blog – My Conservative Bookshelf.  From time to time I will add book recommendations and brief reviews of books that have shaped my thinking.  To date I’ve only added four books – the books I’ve read or reread most recently – but I hope […]

I’ve often been perplexed when I hear people complain that there’s really no difference between Democrats and Republicans.  I’m not sure where that perspective comes from.  To my mind there are deep fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans, and it colors virtually everything they do and say. If the suggestion is that they only differ […]

McCain v. Romney

There is a very dangerous and stupid analysis floating around the Republican blogosphere that goes something like this:  John McCain got 2 million more votes that Mitt Romney.  How can this be?  Either Romney was a terrible candidate – unable to win even all of the McCain voters from 2008, or evangelical Christians refused to […]

2012 vs. 2008 turnout (estimate)

I made a comment in my previous post that it was hard to imagine the 2012 turnout was much less than the 2008 turnout.  Votes are still being counted, but at this point it looks as though the turnout was lower than in 2008 by about 8 or 8.5%, which is pretty substantial.  Columnists are […]

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