Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ronald Reagan a RINO?

There is no political figure who is more loved in conservative circles than Ronald Reagan. His speeches still inspire conservatives today as they did when he first delivered them. During Republican presidential primaries every candidate tries to portray himself or herself as the "next" Reagan. "What would Reagan do?" is constantly being asked on talk radio. But if Ronald Reagan were to run in 2012, would he still be considered a conservative champion or would he be called a RINO?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rick Perry: Right on the Border Fence

Rush Limbaugh loves to say that conservatives are results oriented while liberals are guided by good intentions. Conservatives are rational. Liberals are emotional. Conservatives focus on facts. Liberals focus on what they believe the facts to be. Rush's analysis seemed to be on target until the issue of illegal immigration came along and conservatives have shown that they are just as likely to be driven by emotions as any well intentioned liberal.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Insisting On Personal Responsibility Is NOT Cruel

I hesitated writing this piece because I was afraid of coming across as supporting Ron Paul. So let me be clear. I am not a Ron Paul supporter.  Far from it. I am also not a Tea Partier. However, the following exchange between Ron Paul and Wolf Blitzer is being unfairly spun as advocating for letting the uninsured die:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Let's Negotiate Instead Of Demonizing

"I want them to work together". I hear that statement more and more lately among traders, brokers and individuals who have worked in "Wall Street" for decades. While partisans may feel invigorated by the standoffs in Washington,  polls show that most Americans were not happy about the debt debate and basically placed a pox on both political parties.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Twin Towers

I see the Twin Towers everyday. Their image is on a postcard clipped on my refrigerator. Ever since 9/11 most of the images I see are the Twin Towers engulfed in fire and smoke. Or with an airplane about to hit. It is nice to see them as they were before that tragic day. I always wanted for the Towers to be rebuilt exactly as they were. Thankfully, I have my postcard.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Latest Romney Incarnation: Tea Party

After six national polls showing Rick Perry as the new frontrunner for the GOP nomination, a Romney makeover was bound to happen. The Madonna of modern American politics over the weekend unveiled his latest incarnation: Tea Party.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Limbaugh: Not A Truth Detector

I started listening to talk radio during the O.J. Simpson case. That's when I became a fan of Rush Limbaugh. Above all, I found his show entertaining and, at some level, also educational. I am still an occasional listener; but, the days of faithfully tuning in are long gone.

It all started after the 2006 Republican debacle. Soon after the election, Rush took to the golden EIB microphone and declared that he was tired of "carrying water" for the GOP. "Carrying water"? I thought he said he was the Truth Detector.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lesson Learned: Texas Sonogram Law

A federal judge struck down key provisions of a recently enacted Texas law that requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a sonogram and, then, to either hear a description or view the image. Texas attorney general Greg Abbott said he will appeal the ruling. More taxpayers money will be spent litigating a law that I was assured it would never pass the Texas Senate.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

There Is No Bridging The Gap

There is one subject a good friend of mine from the UK and I avoid talking about: the Iraq War. We tried bridging our differences to no avail. Forever, I will view getting rid of Saddam Hussein as an asset to the world and a victory for human rights. Meanwhile, he will continue to lose sleep (like most Europeans) over what he deems to be an illegal war.