The American Chronicles – Ep. 043 – Candidate for RPT Chairman – James Dickey


On May 20, 2017 Republican Party of Texas Chairman Tom Mechler resigned, setting in motion a contest to replace him at the top of the Texas GOP. Among the candidates to announce is James Dickey, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Tarrant County Republican Party, based in Austin. Dickey is a longtime activist … Continue reading The American Chronicles – Ep. 043 – Candidate for RPT Chairman – James Dickey

The 2016 GOP Nomination Process – In Summary


It went exactly like this: In which the grassroots Conservatives are played by Indiana Jones, The Trumpkins and misguided / confused / complicit voters are played by Walter Donovan, The spirit of the Republican Party is played by the aged Crusading Knight, And the various spokeswomen deployed by Trump are played by Elsa Schneider. Click … Continue reading The 2016 GOP Nomination Process – In Summary

View from the Texas GOP Convention: Cruz, Trump and the Future of the GOP


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media at the Texas GOP Convention following a rousing and inspiring speech from Senator Ted Cruz. We discussed the speech, how the delegates feel about Donald Trump and the role Conservatism plays in Republican politics and electing a nominee. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/16/150523/sen-ted-cruz-addresses-texas-republican-convention/    

The 2016 Texas GOP Convention: A Review


Patriots from all over Texas gathered at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the 2016 State GOP Convention the weekend of May 12-14 to revise the party platform, select new party leadership and in preparation for the national general election in November. This year's Texas GOP Convention had more significance than many, … Continue reading The 2016 Texas GOP Convention: A Review

On Cruz, Trump and the Texas GOP Convention


I spoke with Andrew Schneider of Houston Public Media about Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and the upcoming Texas GOP Convention, which begins this week in Dallas. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/05/09/149502/texas-gop-prepares-for-state-convention-without-ted-cruz-as-presidential-candidate/  

The Moment Ted Cruz Made His Case for Nomination


The moment that Ted Cruz won the GOP Debate in Detroit and made his case for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party occurred when Cruz looked into the camera and speaking to the American people, and with Trump supporters directly, said the following: Courtesy of The Weekly Standard:

A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination


America faces a serious choice in 2016. The question is a simple one. Do we continue or expand upon the policies of Barack Obama, or do we make a decisive choice to step away from the abyss and back into the light of freedom and justice by renewing the promise of a new American century? … Continue reading A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination

The 2016 Texas GOP Primary – Harris County Races


I endorse and support all the unopposed Harris County candidates running in the 2016 Republican primary. Many friends (too many to list here) are thankfully unopposed for the nomination while seeking office. The following list includes only candidates who are running in a contested primary. They are people who I know personally, or have spoken … Continue reading The 2016 Texas GOP Primary – Harris County Races

Time To Clear The Decks


With his stunning win in Iowa, Ted Cruz proved that the resurgence of Conservatism is real, the "Silent Majority" is back, and that the contrast between the parties must be bold and principled. Of the remaining viable candidates in the field of Republican candidates seeking the 2106 GOP nomination, Ted Cruz represents the best chance … Continue reading Time To Clear The Decks

Houston Young Republicans Debate Watch Party – September 16, 2015


The Houston Young Republicans gathered at Karbach Brewery to watch the second primetime GOP debate of 2015 on CNN, graciously hosted by Brenda Stardig. Local Telemundo Noticias affiliate, channel 47 was there to broadcast the observations and insights of several members, including myself, Temo Muniz, Sandi Steinbacher, and Chris Busby, but only Temo made the cut. Great job … Continue reading Houston Young Republicans Debate Watch Party – September 16, 2015

Houston Young Republicans Debate Watch Party – Aug. 6, 2015


The Houston Young Republicans gathered at Lucky's Pub in the Heights to watch the first, primetime GOP debate of 2015, graciously hosted by Roy Morales, candidate for City Council At-Large Position 4. Local Fox News affiliate, channel 26 was there to broadcast the observations and insights of several members, including myself, Sandi Steinbacher and John … Continue reading Houston Young Republicans Debate Watch Party – Aug. 6, 2015

State of the (Dis)Union – February 2013


The reelection of Barack Obama to the Presidency can be most readily explained through the lens of Cognitive Dissonance: Cognitive Dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the … Continue reading State of the (Dis)Union – February 2013

Malarkey


Well, the single 2012 Vice Presidential Debate is over. My initial view is to call it a draw, with a slight edge to Paul Ryan. Joe Biden stopped the bleeding inflicted by Obama's "empty-chair" performance of the week prior; Ryan showed he has the qualifications to be VP. Biden picked demoralized, despondent Democrats up off … Continue reading Malarkey

Re-writing History: How Far Back Can Hate Reach?


A recent trope on Facebook from the Anti-Republican Crusaders, an online hate-the-GOP group, is made vivid with an image featuring a quote (see picture above) from MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell defending the Liberal brand name by listing accomplishments of the movement. In the interest of fostering greater wisdom and understanding, I have undertaken a point-by-point refutation … Continue reading Re-writing History: How Far Back Can Hate Reach?