If, upon entering the war, you expect to win the first battle, failure is assured in your shortsightedness. War is won on the shoulders of both the battles that succeeded but more over, on the battles that were lost. Without the lost battles, you may have missed your opponents key weakness and the opportunity to understand your own.
This is a key understanding missed in today’s politics and clearly, within the Republican party and Conservative movement. Continue reading →
This Christmas, Kentucky Republicans should ask Santa for an Ashley Judd Senate bid in 2014.
The actress — who conspicuously has not ruled out a run, and who issued a statement last month saying she was “very honored” by the consideration — is attracting plenty of buzz as a potential Democratic candidate in the Bluegrass state. Continue reading →
According to CNN’s John King, “To win in November, Mitt Romney must emerge from his first debate with President Barack Obama as the leader on this campaign’s defining question: Which candidate do voters trust more to handle the economy?”
There is an old saw that if you torture statistics enough, they will tell you whatever you want to hear. Words are like this, too. In the interest of clarity during the current campaign season, here is a brief lexicon of how Democratic officials use words: Continue Reading →
I knew someone who characterized himself as ‘to the left of Che Guevara‘. Quite a statement. He was very left and did not apologize for it. He blamed his Catholic School upbringing, though I thought that lacked personal responsibility. He was also one of the most thoughtful debaters I’ve spoke to about politics. He wanted to know what I thought and why I thought it.
This was not a fantasy. Sadly, this man is what’s called an anomoly.
The ‘red pill’ and its opposite, ‘blue pill,‘ are pop culture terms that have become symbolic of the choice between blissful ignorance (blue) and embracing the sometimes-painful truth of reality (red). It’s time for America to take the red pill and wake up from the fog of apathy.