Open Primaries, Party Registration, and Conventions

December 31, 2015 0

I do not believe that party politics have had a particularly positive impact on American governance. It leads to divisiveness, in-fighting, disenfranchisement, and a specific breed of drama akin to Reality Television. Political Parties serve, not to increase the representative power of Delve In

Let’s Dump The Pledge and Move On

December 31, 2015 6

Political intrigue used to interest me. Now, it just gives me a slight migraine and the desire to listen to Schubert. The RPV has opened itself up to attack over a wildly unpopular “loyalty pledge” or “statement of affiliation” and Russ Moulton, Delve In

We’ll Never Get Politics Out of Redistricting

December 28, 2015 0

I hate redistricting, gerrymandering, or any other politically motivated act aimed at disenfranchising citizens and preserving “party power”. Over the last few years, more and more political pundits have posited that the solution to the increasing incidence of political polarization is the Delve In

GOP: Sorry For Party Rocking

December 28, 2015 0

Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, as well as The Donald, Carly Fiorina, and Dr. Ben Carson have all been repeatedly attacked for “Party Rocking”. Demonized for the crime of bringing back to the GOP fold, men and women who had grown Delve In

The Economics of the Republican Base

December 27, 2015 0

The National Republican Party doesn’t seem to understand why so many conservatives, constitutionalists, and libertarians in the GOP reject their leadership on economic and fiscal matters. By 2006, many activists and members of the Republican Base were furious with the spending, the Delve In

What the Heck is a Conservative?

December 27, 2015 0

“Ted Cruz is a true conservative”. “If Trey Gowdy isn’t a conservative, then I don’t know what is”! “The Bush Family is not conservative”. None of these statements make any sense whatever if we cannot define what we mean by conservative in Delve In

A Warning to the Scorched Earthers

December 26, 2015 0

To those whose frustration with government has reached beyond the limits of what they can stand, who believe that we simply need to reboot the system and start over, I would remind you that we have but only twice achieved such a Delve In

Donald Trumps’ Appeal Across GOP Likely Not Enough to Win

December 25, 2015 18

In the most recent Quinnipiac Poll, Donald Trump again demonstrates his broad appeal across every segment of the Republican Party. Still leading nationally with 28%, Trump has drawn his support equally from TEA Party, Evangelicals, Moderates, as well as “very” and “somewhat” conservative Delve In

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