August 5th, 2013

Another Texas Governor Sets His Sights On Washington.

Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential run was notable for an early surge, an embarrassing middle and an end that was more of a whimper than a bang.

Perry announced his intention to seek the Whitehouse in August 2011. The reception among conservatives was positive, and the four time Governor of Texas was soon the frontrunner. However, this was more to do with dissatisfaction with other candidates than support for Perry, and polls also showed that a third of Republicans had never heard of him.

Perry did not fare well in the early Read the rest of this entry »

June 21st, 2013

Can Sarah Palin See Washington From Her Backyard?

In 2007, Sarah Palin was not well known by most Americans. She was the governor of Alaska, one of the least populated states in the U.S. However, that all changed a year later, when John McCain selected her to be his running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

This decision thrust Palin into the national limelight, leaving her open to much scrutiny, particularly since she was a virtual unknown in the political world prior to McCain’s decision. Her no-nonsense style appealed to many in the Republican party, but her inexperience quickly became obvious, as the general public Read the rest of this entry »

May 4th, 2013

Why Do So Many Americans Think Washington Is Broken?

The low approval rating and general dissatisfaction that Americans have of the political process is not a concern that should be left overlooked. The corruption, partisanship and other issues that are limiting the effectiveness of the political process could be creating many problems that voters take very seriously. Exploring this issue and learning more about it may allow you to become a more active and outspoken force for change, and ensure you are able to lend your support towards any reform measures or initiatives that have the potential to address the state of politics or improve the political process. Read the rest of this entry »

March 19th, 2013

Things GOP Needs To Do To Win White House.

The number one thing that the GOP must do in order to win an upcoming presidential election is move their ideology toward the center. The radical Tea Party movement and the vicious Republican primary debates in 2012 required prospective presidential candidates to one-up each other by moving their platforms further and further to the right.

By the time a candidate was selected, Mitt Romney needed to reset his platform to appeal to moderate voters. This paradigm shift was immortalized by the statement Read the rest of this entry »

January 27th, 2012

What Can We Learn from the Candidates’ Tax Returns?

With all the fuss about the Republican primaries as of late we’ve been wondering, what good does it do anyone to know what’s on their tax returns? Sure we’d want to know if any of the candidates had to declare bankruptcy or get credit counseling but what else can we learn from their tax refunds?
Treatment of Employees: It’s a good thing to learn how well candidates pay their contractors because it shows how selfish they really are. If they’re more concerned with the bottom line than the benefits in the long haul you may have to wonder.
Out of Touch?: It’s no secret all the candidates are very well off financially but many people grew concerned with billionaire John Kerry a few years back wondering if he was out of touch with the real world.
Questionable Morals: Tax returns are pretty boring unless something’s reported incorrectly so we think it’s good to note whether or not any of the candidates chose to include or exclude something they shouldn’t have. Obviously there won’t be anything illegal but it’s nice to know what’s on the up and up

September 6th, 2011

Obama’s New Economic Policy Gives Campaign A Boost.

President Barack Obama will be giving a major speech after Labor Day related to his new jobs plan. With a current national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent, both Congress and the President are faring poorly in the polls. The jobs plan is one part of his proposal to help the economy grow.

While all of the details of his economic plan have not been released at this time, the President has previously indicated that he wants to extend the payroll tax cut to put extra cash in everyone-s paycheck now. He has also said that he wants to extend unemployment Read the rest of this entry »

September 4th, 2011

Why Michele Bachmann Is Just Another Sarah Palin.

There are several reasons that Michele Bachmann is just another Sarah Palin. First of all they are both members of the tea party. They both hold to the philosophy that the rich should never be taxed. They would both get the revenue on the backs of the senior citizens and the poor. If they had their way, they would phase out social security and medicare. Have they decided yet how senior citizens would survive, or better yet do they care.

They are Read the rest of this entry »

September 3rd, 2011

Why Does Sarah Palin Even Bother With Politics?

Ever since Pres. Obama’s inauguration, Sarah Palin has teased the international media and American voters about whether she’ll make her own run for the presidency in 2012.
It’s been a lucrative move for her. From a strictly financial point of view, Palin has come a long way since she was elected mayor of tiny Wasilla, Alaska in 1996.
Her transformation into one of the best-known media personalities of all time has included an abandoned term as governor of Alaska from Dec. 2006 to July 2009 and a Read the rest of this entry »

August 31st, 2011

How Can Obama Capitalize On The Unpopular GOP?

With a reelection battle looming in 2012 against the yet unknown GOP candidate, President Obama has already swung into campaign mode. With the GOP extremely unpopular amongst Independent voters, President Obama has an opportunity to use the GOP positions against them.

First, the GOP has become the “party of no” to many voters, having voted against every piece of legislation proposed by Obama, including bills that the Republican members of Congress had introduced. Even the authors of the pieces have voted against Read the rest of this entry »