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This Is Why Turning People Off Is A Terrible Idea

Sometimes a cause’s worst enemies are its best friends. In 1995, 56 percent of American described themselves as “pro-choice.” At the time, Michael Kinsley on CNN’s Crossfire declared the debate over. Then something strange happened. Americans started changing their minds. The pro-life movement whittled away at public opinion. By May of this year, Gallup found “pro-choice” to be at an all-time low: The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as “pro-choice” is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Read more →

Life As You’ve Known It Is About To Change

Related articles You have a choice. You can drive that change, or you can be swallowed by it. In a free society, people have liberty to do anything except a few prohibited things. In a totalitarian society, people have liberty to do nothing except a few permitted things. In a free society, the people have a black list of things they must not do, and government has a white of a few things it may do. Read more →

Turns Out The Guy Dumping On The Middle Class Is Joe Biden

Related articles A couple weeks ago, Joe Biden made the news by declaring that the middle class in America has been getting dumped on ever since he and Obama took their oaths of office. The statement marked the first time Biden got something right since that day. What Uncle Joe failed to mention was that he has been in charge of the White House’s Middle Class Task Force since January 30, 2009. Read more →

Excellent Commercial by Ed Martin for Missouri Attorney General

Related articles Ed Martin’s new TV commercial is excellent for many fundamental marketing reasons. Ed’s energy, commitment, and love of people shines through. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzJS2bqIlyY] Still, the commercial is a waste of time and money unless people see it. Here’s how you can help: buy air time. If you want an Attorney General who will protect Missouri’s sovereignty and treasury, you can simply buy air time for this ad. Read more →

How to Write Yourself Into the Great American Novel

Related articles A couple years ago, a lot of folks believed that victory in 2010 would be a cakewalk. Led by Tea Party activists, the GOP picked up over 800 legislative seats, state and federal, in the 2010 off-year election. Rumors of the Republican Party’s death had been greatly exaggerated. Read more →

The Karl Rove School of Sanctimony

Related articles When I read about Todd Akin’s unfortunate comments to Charles Jaco, my first thought was uncharitable. “I could just kill him.” “I could kill him,” is an idiom. Its cousins include “wring his neck” and “poke his eyes out.” Idioms hyperbolize our emotional reaction to an event. I was angry because Todd Akin gave the left a great talking point in the infamous interview. Read more →

Abraham, Isaac, and Todd

The story Isaac is about tests of faith. God commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his only son, born after Abraham and Sarah had given up hope of conceiving. Once Isaac was bound and placed on the altar, God stayed Abraham’s hand. “Now I know you fear God.” You know the rest. It just struck me this morning, listening to the weather during Jamie Allman’s show, that Isaac now threatens the GOP convention, dangling above Tampa like Abraham’s dagger. Read more →

Part 3: Todd Akin Needs to Lead or Get Out of the Way

Related articles [caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“300”] Todd Akin: member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Part 3 of 3 | Read Part 1 | Read Part 2 Before we get too far down the Akin rally road, let’s get some solid advice to Mr. Akin. His principles, his spine, his grassroots do no good if Missouri turns blue. Read more →

Part 2: Here Is Todd Akin’s Real Crime

Part 2 of 3 | Read Part 1 | Read Part 3 What is Todd’s real crime? He’s a damaged candidate, sure, but he is not a damaged man. He was wrong, but** he erred on the side of life**. It says something about a society and political mood where a man can be disqualified for loving life and God, but another man celebrated for enabling the slaughter of living children with surgical scissors through the base of their skulls. Read more →

Part 1: Contingencies Every Conservatives Needs Right Now

Part 1 of 3 | Read Part 2 | Read Part 3 I think it’s smart to have a plan in case Todd Akin drops. The GOP central committee is working on a plan. If you wait until after a vacancy occurs, your preferences will be meaningless. That said, if you should decide to plot a contingency to influence the selection of a candidate to fill a vacancy that might occur, consider this: **the MOGOP central committee is not tea-party-ish. Read more →