High Speed Rail in Texas – Boon or Boondoggle?
...I need to get something off my chest. I never wanted to become a relative subject-matter expert in government at any level. I never wanted to learn the things I did about Obamacare, or the Rain Tax, or the Red Light Cameras, or light rail, or municipal bonds, or high speed rail, or gazillion dollar high school football stadiums. But if there’s anything I learned in my eighteen-plus years of political activism, it’s that there is always some faction trying to game the system, some crony in the background with his hand out, some politician trying to make a name or career move for himself.
Wait. Why are we celebrating this? Should I be HAPPY that Crowder makes fools of these people- both figuratively AND literally? As a gun owner and conservative activist who believes strongly in the second amendment, how does laughing at a bunch of ill-informed people help me make my case that more gun control isn’t the solution to the horrific tragedies the Left blames on gun ownership?
Uphill Liberty – Part The Sixth – Leftwashed
We’ve all seen crime dramas and courtroom shows where the criminal mastermind gets some low-level associate to do the dirty work while he stays safely insulated behind lawyers and money and an intimidating network of threats and enforcement. Police and prosecutors will scoop up these lower status perpetrators and try to get them to turn on the guys that are higher up, in hopes of landing the Big Fish, the guy at the top of the food chain. In these shows, they lean pretty hard on the little guy, inflating charges and threatening long sentences, hoping to turn them against the mastermind. And each guy who is that low on the totem pole has to make this calculation: of whom is he more afraid – the authorities or the criminal network?
Uphill Liberty – Part The Fifth
So far, if you’ve been following along, you’ve walked with me through several of the challenges conservatives face in the electoral arena: We demand the farthest right candidates we can get We have a huge swing state shortfall to overcome We don’t get candidates who can mount effective challenges in swing states Swing states and moderate voters decide elections
Uphill Liberty – Part The Fourth
Thus far we’ve talked about general electoral math, swing state strategies, and campaign focus; now I want to look more closely at the electorate. Polls have a bad reputation among conservatives, but much of that, I think, is due to the way the media reports them or administers their own, focusing on the agenda they wish to promote. Still, there are some useful things we can learn from polling, especially non-presidential polling.
Uphill Liberty – Part The Third
Okay, we’ve been over the Conservative Candidate Conundrum and the Swing State Strategies in the first two parts of this series. And now that the convention is over and the GOP officially has a candidate for president, we can get to the campaign details and talk about Trump’s campaign specifically.