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We Are the RINOs

You, dear reader, and I are the RINOs. We can now stop calling the crony capitalists and their legislative puppets RINO. They are the TRUE Republicans. It’s their party; a lobbyist bought it for them, not for us. They own it. We are the impostors, the fakes, the interlopers into an intimate mating dance between the…

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4 Steps To Negotiating With a Politician

Have you ever said, “vote them all out?” Do you ever think anybody would do a better job than the incumbent? Do you feel like you have no influence in Jefferson City, Springfield, or Washington? Do you feel that way because you don’t have thousands of dollars to donate and rich friends whose cash you…

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Know When To Fight Your Own

I can be pretty hard on Republicans. Not hard enough for some. Too hard for others. But I, at least, try to time my battles for ideological consistency. As a general rule, odd-numbered years are for cleaning up the GOP. Even-numbered years are for cleaning out Democrats. This is an odd-numbered year. Right up to…

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Kudos to President Obama For Touching the Third Rail

President Obama submitted a budget wildly out of balance that increases taxes across the board. But he also stuck his tongue on the infamous ‘third rail’ of American politics by proposing chained CPI for calculating Social Security cost of living increases. Bravo. We’ve Been Asking For This Economic conservatives have pointed out for years that…

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Trust Is a Bigger Problem for GOP Than Marketing

The GOP’s self-examination on the 2012 election debacle rightly identifies marketing and messaging and lack of a ground game as contributors to that mess.   But the GOP’s self-exam missed a potentially fatal problem for the party: the American people simply do not trust Republicans on the budget. Read this paragraph from The Hill carefully. …

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Why Compromise Is Like Half a Boob Job

A man wants his wife to get breast implants. His wife doesn’t want it. They compromise, and she gets one implant. Is this the best outcome? No!  It’s the worst possible outcome. Either of the two other outcomes—no implants or two—would be better than the compromise. So why are Americans so infatuated with political compromise…

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How To Get More Twitter Followers

Unless you just want to vent, the reason you post things on Twitter is to influence people. But you can’t influence people who don’t see your tweets. The more people who see your tweets, the more influential you are. So you should increase your Twitter followers. How can you increase your followers?  Research at Georgia…