Eric Florack on January 4th, 2013

Thought 1: Democrats across the country have been busy crafting legislation to make marijuana legal. The stated reason for this change is the government banning of things doesn’t work and generally has the opposite of the desired effect. That argument points to… not without some reason… the batting of alcohol in the thirties and how […]

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Eric Florack on December 10th, 2012

Some current polling, and what it means as regards the election… and it’s an angle I see nobody else exploring. The poll in question is pointed to by Dan Halper, over at The Weekly Standard… and their shocking ignorance of what the poll says about the candidate Kristol and company backed, speaks volumes. A new […]

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davidl on June 13th, 2012

A one, two punch to the political jaw of one Jeb Bush. First up, Anne Sorock,  Legal Insurrection: Jeb Bush’s definition of Reagan’s brand as one of “finding accommodation” and “common ground” is akin to summing up the Founding Fathers as rabble-rousers who really disliked taxes. He missed the essence of what Reagan provided for […]

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davidl on May 22nd, 2011

Can Cain? Herman Cain did what was expected and officially threw is hat into the ring, from Daily Caller: Cain said one of the biggest reasons he’s running for president is because, “we have become a nation of crises.” “We have a moral crisis,” Cain said. “We got an economic crisis. We’ve got an entitlement […]

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Eric Florack on December 5th, 2010

Some interesting thoughts on Sarah Palin’s new book…. which I happen to have started reading myself just the other day. I’ll leave Melissa’s thoughts on the book itself to her article. But she, in the process of laying the groundwork for her review,  points up something that I’ve noticed myself on the state of things […]

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Eric Florack on December 2nd, 2010

I have to give Bruce McQuain credit. He writes, today: I know this comes as a shock – shock I tell you – but the left is just in a tizzy today about the GOP Senate caucus’s unanimous decision not to allow anything to go forward in the Senate’s lame duck session until the tax […]

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davidl on May 4th, 2010

I am afraid that crow is about to become an endangered species. What do you call four crows in a pie?  Dinner for Michael Bloomberg, Charles “Chuckles” Schumer, Janet Napolitano and Contessa Brewer. from Mike Riggs, Daily Caller: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared on Katie Couric’s show Monday night to discuss the attempted car […]

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Eric Florack on December 7th, 2009

I’ve been saying for years that GOP candidates are successful in elections in direct and unalterable relationship to how conservative they are. Rasmussen gives us confirmation: Running under the Tea Party brand may be better in congressional races than being a Republican. In a three-way Generic Ballot test, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey […]

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Eric Florack on November 16th, 2009

The following letter read on Glenn Beck’s show, is rapidly circulating around the country. Americans everywhere identify with this 53-year-old woman. She has given us a voice. Once you read this, you will want to forward it to all of your friends… or, send them here. GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman […]

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Eric Florack on October 10th, 2009

I’m afraid I have to take a chunk out of the backside of Rick Moran: The Baucus bill hasn’t a chance of surviving a conference committee between the House and Senate. But it might have if the GOP worked to improve it rather than be terrified of their wild eyed base who sees any cooperation […]

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Eric Florack on July 1st, 2009

As goes Energy, so goes the country. “The worse, the better,” Vladimir Lenin is said to have observed. What Lenin meant was that the worse social conditions became in Russia, the more likely he and the Bolsheviks could foment a communist revolution. President Barrack Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel recently updated Lenin’s […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2009

Arthur Brooks, at  The Wall Street Journal suggests that there’s a bit of a culture war going on about the future of capitalism.  The headline suggests that “The Real Culture War Is Over Capitalism “ There is a major cultural schism developing in America. But it’s not over abortion, same-sex marriage or home schooling, as […]

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Eric Florack on April 30th, 2009

Apparently, Hatch shares Barrack Obama’s view of the Tea Parties, and the message they sent Washington.

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Eric Florack on April 16th, 2009

By way of  TV By The Numbers here’s the ratings of the cable news orgs who covered the Tea Parties yesterday: Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for April 14, 2009 P2+ Total Day FNC – 1,455,000 viewers CNN – 697,000 viewers MSNBC –457,000 viewers CNBC – 253,000 viewers HLN – 386,000 viewers […]

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Eric Florack on March 30th, 2009

Andrew Breitbart, today at the Washington Times:   A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power. We […]

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