Charity on April 29th, 2009

So, Arlen Specter is now officially a Democrat.  Big deal.  I have been reading the polls for weeks showing that he was losing heartily against his conservative primary challenger.  This is not really surprising.
What is surprising, although I guess it shouldn’t be, is that everyone is saying this is bad for the Republican Party because [...]

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Charity on April 27th, 2009

They Hate Him Because He Is “Black,” reads the headline of a post from Daily Kos, reprinted on the blog Green Mountain Daily.
I was about to dismiss it entirely, as I think is the proper response at this point to the accusations of racism that follow every single criticism of President Obama by anyone on [...]

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Charity on January 30th, 2009

I just saw this on C-SPAN.
“Michael Steele, Former Lt. Gov. of Maryland was elected the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee. He received 91 votes on the sixth ballot. Eighty Five votes were needed to win.”
The video of his acceptance speech will be available soon.
In the meantime, here is his speech at the RNC [...]

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Charity on January 29th, 2009

Republicans are acting like Republicans again.
The House passed the stimulus bill.
No Republicans voted for the bill

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Charity on November 3rd, 2008

Over the past couple of years, I have flirted with the idea of voting third party. The Republican Party that I enthusiastically supported in the 1990’s does not exist in the practices of the current national GOP, as a whole.
I decided, though, that it makes little sense to go with a third party.
No, not [...]

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Charity on October 29th, 2008

Zo is a huge superstar on the right-wing blogs. I haven’t posted any of his videos yet because I figured that everyone had seen them. Then I remembered that some of you live in liberal land and only venture out to benign sites such as this one, where you can conservative bash without [...]

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Charity on October 15th, 2008

I have always considered myself a Republican, but I have something more important than party loyalty to consider. I have to think about my two bi-racial sons. They will be personally impacted by racial attitudes in this country, and by extension, so will I. A mother hurts when her sons are hurt.
I [...]

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Charity on February 5th, 2008

My first scenario for the small-government conservative voter involved some sort of new party emergence. A revolution, if you will.
But let’s face it. These are not small government times. There are no Thomas Jeffersons looming on the horizons. And Americans love their government programs.
I have accepted that the freedom-loving homeschool [...]

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Charity on February 5th, 2008

Today is Super Tuesday. Voters in 24 states get to voice who they want as the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees.
I guess it is some sort of big deal.
Forgive me if I am just not that excited.
As someone who has been active in the Republican Party, run for local office as a Republican, supported [...]

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Charity on January 28th, 2008

I was just going through some of the files from my old computer, which is where I have all of my She’s Right Flashbacks, and I found this Letter to the Editor that I sent the Burlington Free Press when I was Chair of the Burlington GOP.
The funniest thing about it is that I signed [...]

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