Monthly Archives: January 2013

Leadership of the People

A brief addendum to that last post. "We’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party," Boehner said in a speech to the Ripon Society, a conservative … Continue reading

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A survey of leadership tactics from the Wash Post

The public dialogue immediately after the Inauguration speech was all about Obama taking on a more steadfast liberal agenda. It was about time, said the left; Omigod, said the right. By now some more thinking has surfaced, and Post shows … Continue reading

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Obama’s speech

My thoughts on the Inauguration speech: It was good quality Obama. Lots of what he is good at. He did what he should have in it – some good content, some good aphorisms, a real attempt to unite and look … Continue reading

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The Conscience of a Moderate

Jim: Mighty passionate about one bill, JP! And staking your next two years of politics consumption on it! I will believe it when I see it. That’s what’s wrong with you extremists; ultimatums are connected to everything; it’s all over-dramatized. … Continue reading

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Senate Resolution 4

Well, Jim, you are exactly right about Obama. That is why I haven’t been all that gung ho about scouring the earth with you in search of moderate conservatives. We already have one in the White House. As Obama said … Continue reading

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The Moderate Conservative Banner

JP, we have been talking about who is carrying the banner of moderate conservatism. We’ve said this has largely fallen on the shoulders of David Brooks, and a few other people. And we’ve said it’s tough to be a moderate … Continue reading

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Gun Culture

The issue of the day is public security, gun control, the second amendment. To be respectful of the various interests, we might recognize the various names, approaches and biases for what they imply. The liberals want “sensible gun control.” The … Continue reading

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