Category Archives: Republican Party

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago…

Abraham Lincoln understood this important truth: America’s greatness was neither an accident nor an entitlement. Whatever greatness was in this nation was, by the grace of God, an achievement of our forebears; an inheritance received through no merit of our own to be passed on to posterity out of duty, if not charity. Thus, the [...]

Media Misleads in Virginia’s Governor’s Race

Even before the polls closed on Tuesday night, the media had already prepared their analysis of the Virginia’s Governors race. The pro-life views of the Republican nominee resulted in a significant gender gap and doomed his chances. This media spin is frequent any time any Republican – especially a socially conservative Republican – fares poorly [...]

Tom Ridge accuses social conservatives of ‘tyranny’

Whenever I attack pro-abortion Catholic Democrats, I get labeled a ‘cheerleader’ for the Republican Party. But the truth is that I save my greatest ammunition for pro-abortion Republicans, especially those who also claim to be Catholic. Thankfully the number of pro-abortion Catholic Republicans in office is shrinking quickly. (Not getting better on the Democratic side, though.) [...]

A Rallying Cry For Virginia, And For Decency

In less than a week, Virginians will go to the polls to elect a new governor. On the ticket are two contenders: Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia’s current Attorney General — a pro-life, pro-business, small-government, constitutionalist Catholic father of seven children; and Terry McAuliffe, former head of the DNC — a pro-abortion, tax-and-spend, pro-Obamacare, progressive, anti-Catholic…”Catholic. ” [...]

The GOP’s “Truce” on Social Issues is Political Suicide

Conventional wisdom suggests that in 2012, social issues distracted from the Republican Party’s winning economic message, causing the GOP to lose. At American Principles in Action, we believe that this mindset is wrong. First, social issues help GOP candidates win elections, not lose them. Secondly, the GOP’s economic message, as currently structured, is not a winning message. Just [...]

Iraq, Obamacare, and the Uncertain Future of American Politics

Now that the partial government shutdown is over, the news is becoming more focused on problems with the launch of the Affordable Care Act.  Writing in the New York Times, Ross Douthat offered this analogy: Like the Bush administration in Iraq, the White House seems to have invaded the health insurance marketplace with woefully inadequate [...]

Mitch McConnell isn’t the problem. Mark Begich is the problem.

There are many people today who are furious at Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Boehner for accepting this deal and ending the shutdown. Not me.  I’m done with a fighting a losing battle. I’m more than happy to focus attention on the colossal on-going disaster which is the Obamacare rollout. The Defund strategy was doomed [...]


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