Scott/McCollum…a very irreverent view

The time was 1980 and our nation was stuck in economic malaise; foreclosures were taking place, unemployment was on the rise; there was uncertainty in the stock market, and we were facing a gloomy future and a new term was introduced into the lexicon: the Misery Index. The Democrats, who were in charge of the Congress and White House at that time were pursuing an economic agenda of higher taxes, deficit spending, and more government in an attempt to pull our nation out of an economic tailspin.

A party divided will not stand. Is a Scott/McCollum ticket the answer?

(Is Williams’ idea absurd? Stranger things have happened…)

By Gregory M. Williams

The time was 1980 and our nation was stuck in economic malaise; foreclosures were taking place, unemployment was on the rise; there was uncertainty in the stock market, and we were facing a gloomy future and a new term was introduced into the lexicon: the Misery Index.  The Democrats, who were in charge of the Congress and White House at that time were pursuing an economic agenda of higher taxes, deficit spending, and more government in an attempt to pull our nation out of an economic tailspin. Continue reading “Scott/McCollum…a very irreverent view”

Immigration reform is simple

The immigration law signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer a few days ago sent shock waves through a nation divided by the issue of immigration. Now, I must warn you that what you are about to read might shock your conservative sensibilities and cause you to throw things at your screen. Before you label me as a liberal writer of tripe, I urge you to read this to the end and give it some serious consideration.

Go after the businesses who hire illegal workers

By Scott Factor

The immigration law signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer a few days ago sent shock waves through a nation divided by the issue of immigration. Now, I must warn you that what you are about to read might shock your conservative sensibilities and cause you to throw things at your screen.  Before you label me as a liberal writer of tripe, I urge you to read this to the end and give it some serious consideration.

As most know, entering this country without proper authorization from the federal government via the Department of Immigration and Naturalization is a felony.  People that enter the United States illegally are felons, law breakers, criminals, scofflaws, bad guys, etc. We should throw them all in jail, Continue reading “Immigration reform is simple”

The war has just begun…

Okay, so it wasn’t the former governor, but I’ll bet anyone ol’ Junior didn’t do this with out dad’s okay. And the former governor will either stay silent for a little while or issue some silly statement to the effect of “my son makes his own political decisions.” Okay, whatever… Expect Jeb senior to come out when the time is right. However you want to read this, the war is on for the heart and soul of the Republican Party of Florida. Will the status quo which choses to duck and dodge responsibility win, or will Rubio’s maverick campaign resonate with Florida voters?

Bush endorses Rubio for U.S. Senate!

 

I received the following e-mail today:

 

Dear Chris,

 

Today I would like to let you know that I will be enthusiastically supporting my friend Marco Rubio for his bid for the United States Senate. 

 

Florida and our country are at a crossroads. Not only in our economic life, but in who we are as Republicans. 

 

My choice was a simple one: Marco Rubio represents the best in what our Party should strive to be and who it must engage – he is young, conservative, and believes in the principles of our Founding Fathers, that individual freedom and liberty are what makes our country great and always will.

 

Marco Rubio is a candidate who can help to bring our Party back on track by reaching out to our youth, entrepreneurs, Hispanics and those who believe that if you work hard enough, anything you dream can be achieved.  With Marco, we have a great opportunity to elect a true conservative and a greater obligation to elect a man of principle.

 

I hope that you will join with me in this exciting journey to elect my friend Marco Rubio to the United States Senate in 2010.  If you can make a donation today to keep this effort going it will go a long way to bring back common sense and a return to conservative principles in Washington.

 

I thank you for your time and consideration.

 

With warm regards,

 

Jeb Bush, Jr.

 

Okay, so it wasn’t the former governor, but I’ll bet anyone ol’ Junior didn’t do this without dad’s okay. And you can expect the former governor will either stay silent for a little while or issue some silly statement to the effect of “my son makes his own political decisions.” Okay, whatever… Eventually Jeb senior will come out for Marco when the time is right. And while the Bush family name is mud in most of the 50 states thanks to W., here in Florida, the former governor Jeb Bush is well respected and has a substantial following of supporters. However you want to read this, the war is on for the heart and soul of the Republican Party of Florida. Will the status quo which chooses to duck and dodge responsibility win, or will Rubio’s maverick campaign resonate with Florida voters?

 

Chris Ingram is CEO and partner of Strategic Solutions of Florida a political consulting company. He is also the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.net.

Don’t Mess with the SEALs

“(Members of the Navy Seals were flown in by fixed-wing aircraft. They parachuted into the sea with inflatable boats and were picked up by the Bainbridge. . . . Seal snipers at the stern rail of the Bainbridge fixed night-vision scopes to their high-powered rifles, getting ready for action…

Pirates be warned…

By Chuck Muth

Pirates, ye be warned.  Here’s a quick New York Times synopsis of how the hostage situation off the coast of Somalia ended over Easter weekend…

“(Members of the Navy Seals were flown in by fixed-wing aircraft. They parachuted into the sea with inflatable boats and were picked up by the Bainbridge. . . . Seal snipers at the stern rail of the Bainbridge fixed night-vision scopes to their high-powered rifles, getting ready for action… Continue reading “Don’t Mess with the SEALs”

Get Ready for Obamalism

Despite being outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, and taking bad advice by a bunch of (Bush) people who never had his interest at heart, John McCain’s numbers on Election Night were actually respectable. Had George W. Bush been on the ballot for re-election to a third term, I’m not sure he would have even carried Texas. McCain for his part put up a good fight and managed to win enough states to show this wasn’t a clear mandate on Obamalism. But in the long run, McCain was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or as my friend and noted political scientist Darryl Paulson likes to say, George W. Bush defeated John McCain not once, but twice.

I want to puke, but at least HRC isn’t the president-elect.

By Chris Ingram

My friends, George W. Bush has left our Republican Party in disarray. Make no mistake, John McCain ran a lousy campaign, but McCain could have run a lousy campaign and won had it not been for the pathetic eight years of the Bush presidency. Bush I believe will go down in modern history as our worst president — even worse than Carter.

Despite being outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, and taking bad advice by a bunch of (Bush) people who never had his interest at heart, John McCain’s numbers on Election Night were actually respectable. Had George W. Bush been on the ballot for re-election to a third term, I’m not sure he would have even carried Texas. McCain for his part put up a good fight and managed to win enough states to show this wasn’t a clear mandate on Obamalism. Continue reading “Get Ready for Obamalism”

The Water Cooler:

More out of sense of obligation than excitement, I went to the John McCain rally in the parking lot of the stadium where the Tampa Bay Bucs play. I also took my three daughters because my oldest — who is only four — loves John McCain (because I’ve brainwashed her), and she wanted to go see him again.

McCain campaigns in Tampa and hardly anyone shows up

By Chris Ingram

• More out of sense of obligation than excitement, I went to the John McCain rally in the parking lot of the stadium where the Tampa Bay Bucs play. I also took my three daughters because my oldest — who is only four — loves John McCain (because I’ve brainwashed her), and she wanted to go see him again.

Apparently most other Republicans didn’t feel so obligated. That or they don’t have nagging four year olds asking them to go see some old guy running for president. I actually think she likes McCain and she says “he’s a nice man” but I think the draw to the rally is she figured there would be balloons. Continue reading “The Water Cooler:”

The Water Cooler: the polls could be wrong

McCain got it right on one thing when he said: “Hold onto your wallets” if Mr. We Know Nothing About (aka Barack Obama) gets elected president. The whole “Joe the Plumber” thing is newsworthy because Obama told poor old Joe “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” They call that SOCIALISM where I come from.

The Water Cooler is an occasional feature of talking points about politics.

By Chris Ingram

• John McCain got it right on one thing when he said: “Hold onto your wallets” if Mr. We Know Nothing About (aka Barack Obama) gets elected president. The whole “Joe the Plumber” thing is newsworthy because Obama told poor old Joe “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” They call that SOCIALISM where I come from.

• If McCain’s poll numbers were any lower he’d trip over them – or they’d call him President Bush. But hold on a minute folks. I’ve been conducting political opinion polls for ten years and polls can be wrong. Remember the 2000 election? All the “exit polls” said Gore would win. How about the New Hampshire Continue reading “The Water Cooler: the polls could be wrong”