It’s just a shame that the people now have more of a voice! The patricians don't like the plebeians one little bit!

From Breitbart: Mitt Romney: Demise of Legacy Media Empowering Conservative ‘Insurgents,’ Preventing More ‘Collaborative Action’ By Tony Lee | October 20, 2015 Failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney lamented that the demise of traditional media is empowering Republican “insurgents” and preventing establishment Republicans from compromising more with Democrats. As the Republican establishment is trying convince …

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I’m still underwhelmed

Via Dana at Patterico’s Pontifications: CNN Announces Candidate Lineup for GOP Debate by Josh Feldman | 8:08 pm, September 10th, 2015 CNN has officially announced the candidate lineup for its big Republican debate next Wednesday. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, …

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The Democrats seem determined to throw away the votes of white Americans

We have mentioned the Democrats’ loss of the white working class1 voter previously, but this article, via Donald Douglas, shows just how bad it has become: White-Out: Where Democrats Lost the House In 2009, 76 Democrats represented primarily white working-class congressional districts. Just 15 of them are still in the House today. By Ronald Brownstein …

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Frack, baby, frack!

One thing I love about the internet is that it is forever! Here’s the tweet that put me on the right path: Remember when Republicans were ridiculed for saying domestic drilling would lower gas prices to under $2/Gal? #tcot pic.twitter.com/WnilDxHves — Barney Franken (@BarneyFranken) December 13, 2014   Which I followed to the story, in …

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And he wonders why he’s called #Baghdad Bob

I could only watch so much of Press Secretary Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf Jay Carney’s blatantly obvious lies concerning the e-mails showing that the White House had Susan Rice deliberately lie about the Benghazi attacks: It’s plain as day: they were trying to limit the political damage a month before the President’s re-election, and everybody knows …

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Economics 101: When government is friendly to business, business gets done and jobs are created

From, believe it or not, The Washington Post: Texas isn’t just leading the nation in job growth — it’s doing it more equitably, too By NIRAJ CHOKSHI | March 7 at 6:00 am Underestimate Texas at your own peril. You might be inclined to think that the Lone Star state is bad at creating good jobs. …

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You can’t get away with lying about things in the public record

State Senator Wendy Davis (D-TX-10th District) made quite a name for herself with her filibuster of pro-life legislation in Texas. Her filibuster succeeded, initially, but Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) called a special session of the state legislature, and got the legislation passed anyway. Nevertheless, with her new-found fame, the lovely Mrs Davis has decided to …

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Rick Perry for President?

Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) announced yesterday that this will be his last term in office; he will not run for re-election in 2014. From almost the moment of his announcement, the pundits were telling us that he’s preparing to run for president in 2016, though they were also very good at telling us what a …

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Rick Perry says to firearms manufacturers, “C’mon down!”

Long-time readers of THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL may recall that my support for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination initially went to Governor Rick Perry (R-TX). Governor Perry proved to be a poor candidate, but he has remained a great governor, and would certainly have made a better president than the man who holds that position …

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