Americans prefer the GOP budget over the Democrat budget by a large margin

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 GOP Pandering to Young Voters Backfires

Marco Rubio gave the Republican response to the State of the Union address for two reasons. First, Rubio’s Cuban, and the GOP wants to court Latinos. Second, Rubio’s relatively young, and the GOP wants to stop the bleeding when it comes to young voters. But there’s a fundamental problem with the Republican approach, and it…

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Tea Party Activist Calls for Stampede

I blogged about the battle of the Tea Party’s future going on around the Lake of the Ozarks recently. I received this response from Freida Keough, St. Louis County Director of Missouri Precinct Project: My answer: We have 56 positions for committeemen and women in 28 Townships for St.Louis County. Did you know that 35…

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The State of the GOP

by Bill Hennessy and Jim Durbin John Knowles’s classic novel, A Separate Peace, begins memorably: I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before . . . as if a coat of varnish had been put over everything…