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A Third Conference

I have admitted to stealing the original idea from Chris Matthews back in 2012.  Matthews likened the 2012 Republican Presidential primary contest to the NBA playoffs; two conferences playing down to where their respective bracket winners faced off for the … Continue reading

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(Maybe Not So) Slick Rick

Florida Tea Party/Republican Governor Rick Scott has always had a significant sleaze factor surrounding him.  He is the only person I know of who took the Fifth 75 times during a single deposition.  His sorted past is well documented.  The … Continue reading

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A Political Ruling Cloaked As Individual Freedom

If anyone thinks I’m done with Hobby Lobby they are sadly mistaken; keep watching this space!  Sadly that was not the only bad decision the Supreme Court rendered as it headed for the exits on Monday.  Today I’d like to … Continue reading

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A Dozen That Need To Go

There are currently 18 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and have no alternate plans.  Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia are not included in the 18 because they are exploring other options.  In Tennessee’s case I’m being very … Continue reading

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Opening Day 2014

Even as I have reached senior citizen status in the eyes of many, when Opening Day of baseball season arrives I’m still a little boy at heart.  At 4:10pm today my favorite team, the Tampa Bay Rays, host the Toronto … Continue reading

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A Personal Primary

How would you like to have your own personal 2016 Presidential primary?  Apparently if you donated something north of $90 million in 2012 it will happen.  Just ask casino magnet Sheldon Adelson who is holding what Republican operatives are calling … Continue reading

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Another Battleground In The Midwest

Tuesday night Illinois held its primary elections and the Republican contest for Governor was much closer than anyone had anticipated.  There are a few lessons to be taken from it: the influence of money in politics and the future of … Continue reading

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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 Endorsement Of Mary Burke

In my writing I often mention the lucky sperm cell.  It is almost always derisively.  There is an old adage, adapted from Luke 12:48, “To those whom much is given, much is expected.”  Wisconsin Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Mary Burke took … Continue reading

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North Wisjersey

I moved to North Carolina in 2009.  Beginning in 2011, I started to feel uncomfortable with the General Assembly in Raleigh.  It had fallen into Republican control for the first time since reconstruction.  I looked at the antics of Scott … Continue reading

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