Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Really, Rick?

On March 14th the Washington Post published an opinion piece by veteran Republican consultant and operative Ed Rodgers entitled, Rick Perry deserves a second look.  My first reaction was, “Really?”  My second reaction was, “Can a major American political party … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Nathan Deal

Several Governors are not acting in the best interest of the vast majority of their state’s citizens.  Many of their misdeeds have been cited here and more than one is a denizen of Harry’s Hell.  Today we highlight the sins … Continue reading

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An Adult Ruling On Handguns

Monday, without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear three gun rights cases letting lower court rulings stand.  This was generally seen as a blow to the NRA and gun rights advocates.  While it certainly cannot be seen as a … Continue reading

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For Whose Benefit

In America we often give a certain entity exclusive or nearly exclusive access to something that is truly in the public domain in order to serve the greater good.  Governmental agencies are charged with providing oversight to insure that private … Continue reading

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Almost A Century Later

On August 18, 1920 a 24 year old member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Harry Burn, surprisingly voted to ratify the 19th Amendment which made The Volunteer State the thirty-sixth state to do so and American women received the … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Ken Langone

Even politicians who are wealthy enough to self finance don’t like to do so.  They literally don’t like to put their money where their mouth is.  Money is arguably the largest problem in American politics: too many elected officials are … Continue reading

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Regulation Saves Citizens Money

If I were a campaign manager for a generic Republican candidate one of the first things I would include in their stump speech is a rant against government regulation.  In his first Inaugural address on January 20, 1981 Ronald Reagan … Continue reading

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A Victory By Bye

I had the good fortune of coaching some very talented teams, when playoff time came and they received a first round bye I was happy.  The reason was simple; that meant there was one less chance of losing.  A similar … Continue reading

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Just Like Jimmy Said

“It’s the economy, stupid.”  That was the mantra developed by James Carville that elected Bill Clinton President of the United States and propelled Carville into superstar status as a political consultant.  It is also the gift I am betting the … Continue reading

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A Not So Truism

Today is going to be another rant day.  One of the things that really drives me up the wall is when I hear intelligent, educated, reasonably well informed people say that private industry can always do things better than the … Continue reading

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