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Allen West Won't Run Again

aschaper Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 7:04 PM
Reconsider, Allen, reconsider!
Way to go, Governor Walker! Come to California! Jerry Brown has neither the guts nor the ruts to make the cuts to the Public Sector Union sl------, er, Lobbies. A 2016 run in the running for Governor Walker, perhaps? He's better than Chris Christie.
Sorry, Guy. . . Romney was not a good candidate, period. No party discipline. The Akin-Mourdock-Abortion debate distracted from the proper narrative: Obama was busting the bank, and therefore he had to be busted. Too many GOP debates, too long a primary season, no strong candidates. Paulism exacerbated the GOP dualism between Tea Party and Establishment. No respect for Establishment coordination coupled with Tea Party enthusiasm. McConnell's "One-term President" to Romney's "47%" to the latest admission that Romney was not gunning to run or to win, plus every conceivable flip-flop from RomneyCare to gun control caused more problems than solved.
Back off! Brown is way better than a liberal Democrat --- and Massachusetts voters would be more inclined to support him All of this "RINO" talk is going to get the GOP stabbed in the back by its own members.
You are right on, Illbay. It's time for the GOP to open up its wings to moderate members like Brown. RI, MA, and the rest of the New England constituencies need support, or at least freedom to break away a little more. Minnesota has a Democrat-Workers Party. Something like a Republican-Libertarian contingency is in order for the New England and Coastal regions.
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The Irrelevance of "Right-to-Work" Laws

aschaper Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 3:38 PM
This guy takes to victory like cold porridge. Even if "right to work" financial benefits are not immediately apparent, the symbolic victory is crucial. Unions are losing their grip on the statehouse, the work house, the White House, and my house. Enough with collective bargaining thuggery! Free markets, both in labor and capital, make free people.
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The Fall of the House of Labor

aschaper Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 7:19 PM
Pat is wrong about depressed wages with "right to work." Aviation Safeguards Association received higher wages when they left SEIU. William Hutt has documented that union power hurts commerce and free trade, puts people out of work. Pat is right about "Big Labor is Dead" -- he is wrong about "Free Trade is Bad."
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Watch the Governors

aschaper Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 9:55 PM
We know plenty of things -- it's time to find a candidate who knows what he believes and believes what he knows. Mitt Romney was a governor, but he failed the "believability" test. Let's not get caught up in the moderation or the Tea Party conservatism. If the candidate believes in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, and local controal, then he should have the liberty of being the next President of the United States.
Our troops deserve better than the poor care that they receive from our federal government through the Veterans Administration. I think that the veterans should receive compensated access to private hospitals. They deserve better, competitive care than the national VA's offer. It has taken five years and counting to get any construction done at the Brentwood VA. All of the red tape, fraud, and dysfunction are hurting our armed forces.
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Rape, God, Life and Liberals

aschaper Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 2:53 PM
Thank you, Mona Charen, for your insightful comments on a very difficult issue. Mourdock, Akin, and the other poliical candidates who respect life will ride out this storm. Shame on the Vain-stream Media!
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The Republican Rape Dilemma

aschaper Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 2:49 PM
This is too fraught an issue to be decided so blatantly by legal or judicial fiat. Let us use every resource we have to minister to young women who have been abused. Let us comfort those who have been harmed. I am of the opinion that from a legal standpoint, pro-life with respect to tragic exceptions is tolerable. I believe that by taking away state or legal force from the issue, more often than not victims of rape or incest can receive the proper care and comfort they need so that, in choosing whether to undergo an abortion or not, they may more likely choose life. So,in that sense to be "pro-choice" in effect is "pro-life." “Pro-life” with exceptions is not cruel, but a recognition that life is tragic, and that sometimes a tragic choi
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