Glenn Reynolds commenting about Howard Schultz running for President:
I don’t like Schultz, but it’s amusing to see how much the anti-outsider reaction against him from both parties mirrors that against Trump. The parties’ biggest fear isn’t that someone from the other party will win. It’s that someone from outside the Beltway Uniparty will win.
December 8, 2018
This site starting talking more than five years ago about the lack of differences between the ‘professional’ Democrats and Republicans. We now see that the Conservative Treehouse is talking about the consequences of the Uniparty:
When the common sense Tea Party movement formed in 2009 and 2010 it contained a monumentally frustrated grassroots electorate, and the scale of the movement caught the professional republican party off-guard. When Donald Trump ran for the office of the presidency he essentially did the same thing; he disrupted the apparatus of the professional republican party.
I’m not sure people fully completely understand this dynamic within “spygate”. It was not a targeting operation by democrats; republicans were just as complicit. The ongoing goal to eliminate candidate and president Trump is *not* partisan.
May 2, 2017
I often say that most Republicans are the same as Democrats, except they proclaim that “we can run big Government more efficiently”… I’ll give credit here to Rush Limbaugh when he confronted Vice President Pence about the recent Federal budget that supports big Government:
“If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?… What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95 percent of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?”
January 24, 2016
I’m not typically a reader of Vox, but this is an interesting article:
Democrats tend to project their preference for policy-making onto the Republican Party — and then respond with anger and confusion when Republicans don’t seem interested in making a deal. Republicans tend to assume the Democratic Party is more ideological than it is, and so see various policy initiatives as part of an ideological effort to remake America along more socialistic lines.
April 8, 2015
An interesting article… an excerpt:
When the Republican speaker of the House surrenders to Nancy Pelosi and sets up a vote where a Democrat/RINO coalition overrides the majority of Republicans to fund something most Republicans ran against in the last election, we have to realize that it’s not the media that’s the problem.
April 7, 2015
Many folks would argue that there aren’t many differences between Democrats and Republicans:
…reform conservatives start from very different philosophical premises than entitlement liberals, when it comes to specific programs, they land at an almost identical spot.
December 10, 2014
The Republican House Leadership is behaving like their brethren…
A new analysis from the Conservative Review finds that the omnibus spending bill backed by Speaker John Boehner and House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers R-KY would bust through the spending caps set by a budget deal from House Budget Committee …
“Like most budget bills, far from cutting spending, this bill actually adds to the deficit,”