Wanted: A New National Party

Last Friday the congressional Republicans failed to “repeal and replace” Obamacare – a promise that they have been making for nearly seven years.  A promise upon which they ran for seven years.  A promise for which they always had an … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, GOP, Government reform, Obamacare, President Donald Trump, Progressivism, Republican Party | 1 Comment

The Relentless Attack On Trump by the GOP Elites

Yesterday, one of my readers asked whether Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has “. . . a chance to win, when the majority of the press and much of social media is constantly battering him?” Good question. I responded that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Donald Trump, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, McCain, Ted Cruz | 23 Comments

Trump and the Counter-punch

There is a woman who sings at our church. She has a fine voice and is obviously an accomplished vocalist. Included in her repertoire is a vibrato which when used to highlight a note or passage adds significantly to the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, McCain, Mitt Romney, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Republican Party, Ted Cruz | 12 Comments

Realigning the Priorities of Congress

Last week Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) “stunned” the political world by announcing that he was resigning as Speaker and from the United State House of Representatives at the end of October. I’m not sure why the “political … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Abortion, Congress, Federal Budget, GOP, Government corruption, IRS Scandal, Leadership | 11 Comments

Re-energizing the Authority of Congress

Former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on October 22, 2015. For those of you expecting anything near the truth to be outed during this hearing, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Abortion, Benghazi, Congress, Federal Government, GOP, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Impeachment, President Obama, U.S. Senate | 3 Comments

Revisiting Republican Congressional Campaign Commitments (2nd Edition)

This in an update to a column I wrote in April of this year. The italics reflect the previous column while the updates are in regular type: During the 2014 congressional campaigns the Republicans told us that if we would … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, GOP, Government reform, Hillary Clinton, Illegal Immigration, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama, Taxes | 7 Comments

Will GOP defend religious liberty?

by Maggie Gallagher Will Any GOP Candidates Step Up to the Plate for Religious Liberty? Mike Pence is the only Republican defending Indiana law Something very important is happening right now in Indiana. Pay attention: The Democrats are attempting to … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:17 | Posted in 1st Amendment, 2016 Presidential Election, GOP, Religious Liberty | Tagged | 38 Comments

The Inevitable Rise of Ideas

by Rep. Mike Nearman Get on the bandwagon First of all, I’m not a Republican because I like the color red or because I like elephants. I’m a Republican because the party articulates principles that I hold. You can look them … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in GOP, Oregon Republican Party | 335 Comments

More fallout from Nov 2014 crushing GOP wins nationally

by NW Spotlight An article in Governing Magazine this month, Democrats’ Future Looks Grim, talks about another facet of the crushing November 2014 Republican victories across the county. It’s a problem that will sound familiar to Oregon Republicans – but … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:45 | Posted in 2014 Election, GOP | 36 Comments

2014 was a very good year for GOP nationally

by NW Spotlight As an analysis in the Washington Times noted on Sunday, “Republicans smashed the Democrats in the 2014 midterms.” Republicans have won control of the U.S. Senate, and so will now control both chambers of Congress. They increased … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:33 | Posted in 2014 Election, GOP | 201 Comments

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