inauguration

Post Trump Revisited

I have a lot of thoughts about the events of this weekend; Trump’s inauguration, the protests that day, the Women’s march the next day, too. I wanted to get them down now before we find ourselves full tilt into a Trump administration. Each of these items could have been made…

jackwagon

Dear Jackwagons – An Open Letter to You Jerks

Dear Jackwagons, I understand how invested in the outcomes of political contests you’ve become. After all for the last eleventy years or so, we’ve all been told that ‘THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIVES!’ The government controls so many things, that it matters more than ever who…

rain washing

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…

Mainstream-Media

Uphill Liberty – Part The Fifth

Part The First – How We Choose Candidates Part The Second – Electoral Math Part The Third – The Trump Campaign Part The Fourth – Trends in the Electorate   So far, if you’ve been following along, you’ve walked with me through several of the challenges conservatives face in the…

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,…

boos cruz

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….

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Uphill Liberty – Part The Second

Last time in this space I wrote about math skills.  Now, I’m not trying to show how smart I am at analysis of polling data, or predict things so that I get some kind of future bragging rights.  What I’m trying to do here is walk through stuff we laypeople…

electoral map

Uphill Liberty, Part The First

We need to talk about your math skills. There are a lot of people between us and our liberty.  A lot.  Like, a real lot.  And there aren’t enough of us to get it back.  Any way you do the math, we’re falling behind.  Even as we win victories in…