"No empirical evidence? How about Congress, for starters. When Republicans ran on a conservative platform in the mid-90s they swept both houses for the first time in 40 years. Shortly thereafter, they began to moderate -- especially fiscally -- for…"
"Brian -- Sandy is correct. While, in theory, there is nothing wrong with appealing to the broadest possible base, empirical evidence suggests otherwise. Moderate Republican candidates, and especially RINOs, lose more often than they win. Those that…"
"Sandy / Lester - I'm still in the vetting process, which I need to ratchet-up a notch due to the deluge of phone calls that I get from each campaign. That said, I intend to put very little stock into what any of the candidates "say."…"
"Sandy is absolutely right. I'll take it a step further by saying that I think the blitzkrieg of new legislation is an intentional effort to keep talk radio and any other potential critics from focusing too long on any single issue. First it was…"
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"Mark - I don't disagree with anything that you just said, which is basically "my rights end where your rights begin." The point of my initial post is that my rights, as a business owner, include allowing any legal activity on my…"
"Mark -- then let's make smoking illegal. However, while it is a legal activity, free people should and do have the right to make free choices.
You will have to show me the law where it is illegal to allow smoking in the workplace. I did not…"
"Mark - I'm coming late to this discussion and it's a long thread, so if I repeat a previously stated viewpoint, I apologize. Never hurts to repeat a point.
I am not a smoker, have watched family members suffer agonizing deaths from…"
"Cantor got a lot of credit for getting 100% of the Republicans to vote against the stimulus bill. That's all well and good but they knew their votes didn't matter one way or another except as a symbol of unity.
I'm still willing to…"
"Bradley- I could not ever answer your question about returning the party to fiscal conservatism, and apparently no one else can either. It is not only a problem of the "fiscal" issues, it is far more broad. We've talked about Eric…"
"Travis - I do not recall receiving a funding letter from Cantor, but I'm not surprised. I also do not agree with the growing trend of supporting candidates (for any office) that will not represent us. It happens on both sides -- candidates…"