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The American Idea

Published on July 2, 2017 By sirrahc

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”  — James Madison Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) aggravates and annoys me as much as he does/says things I like. Just when I really start to appreciate him again, […]

Let’s Just Take a Breath re Healthcare

Published on March 26, 2017 By sirrahc

“Please stop blaming the House Freedom Caucus as a bunch of stuck-up ideological Pharisees. We need more in their ranks who will demand the best for the Constitution and the American people.”  — Arthur Schaper, political commentator and radio host As we all know by now, Ryancare was pulled at the eleventh hour, because GOP […]

Paul Ryan’s Conditions for Speakership

Published on October 25, 2015 By sirrahc

“I believe that the ideas and principles of results-driven, common-sense conservatism are the keys to a better tomorrow.”  — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) The GOP’s scramble to find a “unifying” figure to nominate for Speaker of the House might be coming to a close, though certainly not everyone is on board. The very smart, influential, […]

How Do the House Speaker Candidates Stack Up?

Published on October 11, 2015 By sirrahc

“We’re public servants. I have always put this Conference and Country ahead of myself. We need to unite behind one leader and get to work.”  — Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) As you all know by now, the House Republican Conference’s plans for last Thursday (10/8) had some last-minute changes. They were supposed to have their […]

Paul Ryan vs. Obamacare

Published on August 15, 2012 By sirrahc

“Ignoring these costs does not remove them from the backs of taxpayers. Hiding spending does not reduce spending….” — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), tellin’ it like it is   Like!0

5 News Stories I’ve Been Neglecting

Published on July 13, 2012 By sirrahc

Nobody can be expected to comment/report on every news story. Even the most prolific writers ignore or avoid certain stories, either for lack of time or interest. I certainly make no effort to tackle all the headline stories. (In fact, I try to make many of my blog posts independent of specific events, though they […]

So, Republicans Don't Have Any Better Ideas, Huh?

Published on January 30, 2010 By sirrahc

For months now, the Democrats/liberals have been mocking Republicans/conservatives for having no ideas or solutions for healthcare reform or to address the energy issue or jobs & the economy, etc. (I pointed out in a previous post that this was baloney.) In his State of the Union Address, President Obama went on record again challenging […]

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