Frank argued quite persuasively last week that it wasn’t House Bill 2 itself that doomed North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCrory in his reelection bid, but rather the overwhelming negative publicity dumped on the state by the left-leaning media and corporate-entertainment-sports complex.
Apparently, if you’re from North Carolina and believe that there are only two genders — male and female, just to clarify — then you’re an “antiquated” bigot who is potentially costing your neighbors jobs and economic opportunity in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
That’s right. If you reject the newest junk science which asserts there are 58 genders (why limit it to just 58?), then you’re the equivalent of racists and segregationists in the 50’s and 60’s. Continue Reading
scha·den·freu·de ˈSHädənˌfroidə/ noun
- pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune
nar·cis·sism ˈnärsəˌsizəm/ noun
- extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.
This weekend was a time of great sorrow. Sorrow over the state of our country and the growing adversities which will likely soon confront my children and grandchildren.
Not that I have ever believed Donald Trump is a savior who will address all the problems that have led to our economic and cultural decline. Continue Reading
Donald Trump has an incredible opportunity tonight. With momentum on his side, and with critical swing states shifting in his direction, he has the ability to convince millions of undecided voters to support him. The best way he can do that is by exposing Hillary Clinton’s extreme positions.
Voters are generally aware of her corruption and her involvement in dozens of scandals. Continue Reading
I have a lot of respect for Leon Wolf and all the folks over at RedState. I really do. But I made the decision months ago to ignore their website — at least until Wednesday, November 9th — when they became so stubbornly committed to the #NeverTrump movement that they chose to support Gary Johnson, a pro-abortion, anti-religious freedom statist who is not remotely conservative.
It’s one thing to oppose Trump on a principled level, which I can understand. Continue Reading
On Monday, Donald Trump stated what is essentially a fact to anyone who follows financial markets — the Federal Reserve has created a “false economy” that has artificially inflated the stock market.
“They’re keeping the rates down so that everything else doesn’t go down,” Trump said in response to a reporter’s request to address a potential rate hike by the Federal Reserve in September.
In 2012, billionaire liberal Warren Buffett came to the rescue of President Obama by arguing, as a billionaire, for tax increases on the rich. Mr. Buffett proposed what he called “The Buffett Rule”, which would apply a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on individuals who make more than $1,000,000 a year. Mr. Buffett, being the selfless bleeding heart liberal billionaire Wall Street insider that he is, proposed this after being so distraught at the fact that his secretary paid a higher effective tax rate than he did. Continue Reading
There is a lot of speculation about what Donald Trump will propose in his economic speech today in Detroit.
But what makes Trump’s speech unique? What separates Trump’s proposals from the past two GOP nominees?
Unlike John McCain or Mitt Romney, Trump’s economic plan will speak primarily to workers and secondarily to businesses.
Since 2013, American Principles Project has argued that the corporate-focused economic message of the GOP is a general election loser. Instead of transparently advocating for businesses and business owners, we have argued that the GOP economic message should center on workers and their families and how to address their immediate economic needs. Continue Reading
The Committee on the Platform for the RNC has finished the final draft of the 2016 platform — to be adopted and voted on by the full convention next week. This current platform is a strong statement of conservative principles that unite the Republican Party together. It is conservative across the board — including on social, fiscal, and national defense issues. It’s also the most pro-life platform that the Republican Party has ever had. Continue Reading
I have been actively working at the GOP Committee on the Platform for the past three days now. It has been an interesting experience, and it continues to be so as we finish the last plank of the platform. I wanted to give you all some background and a rundown of what’s been going on here in Cleveland:
What’s the point of the platform?
The GOP platform is a statement of principles that is meant to articulate the Republican vision for the country on matters of public policy. Continue Reading