Category Archives: CAUCUS / CONVENTIONS /PLATFORMS

RPI – Completing the minimization of delegates to seat-warmers?

Will State Central Committee claim for itself National Delegate selection, further limiting participation at state conventions to listening to speeches? No surprise, rumored effort spearheaded by committee headed by Judy Davidson Rumor (however sketchy) is that the Republican Party of … Continue reading

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So did Melania plagiarizer or not

Looking at the overnights, the matter of similarities of Melania Trump’s convention speech last night to a convention speech by Michelle Obama supportive of Barack Obama seems to be most of the news about the Republican convention.  Never mind how … Continue reading

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Veritas Critique of 2016 RPI Platform

Republican pabulum of Iowa (RPI)  Platform continues to be reduced in size, relevance, grassroots legitimacy Practical prioritization within sections or topics removed Grassroots continues to be elbowed out in favor of mostly vague platitudes. Conventions turned from convocations where grassroots … Continue reading

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Out of bounds judges — and candidates

The judge, refused to authorize bail which is outrageous as the County Clerk’s  demeanor has been respectful and conscientious in pursuit of her legal case Same Judge Bunning ordered students who opposed homosexuality to be re-educated Kasich no conscientious objection … Continue reading

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Not to worry; “Mumbles” won’t let it happen…

Look Who’s Getting His Threat To Shut Down the Government Out Early ” This month, Congress has an opportunity to continue that progress. As always, the deadline for Congress to pass a budget is the end of September. Every year. … Continue reading

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Trump litmus test —

So, will the RNC encourage states to adopt platform loyalty pledges? Will the RNC apologize for its disloyalty to Republican nominee Todd Akin? Consider this article from Politico  and our humble annotations and analysis: Party leaders in Virginia and North … Continue reading

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Regarding the Fox News debate “pledge” question

We said we’d have something more to say about the debate Thursday, specifically concerning the “Pledge” gimmick Brett Baier started off the Fox “Get Trump”evening with. The newspapers and pundits’ columns this weekend are filled with analysis, commentary, and wistful perhaps, … Continue reading

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Iowa Ag Summit embarrasses the state in some ways

And so it begins: I pledge allegiance to ethanol,                                                                                              Forgetting the taxpayers of America,                                                                                          And to its assault on all those that pay the bills                                                                               Our nation, under seize, from special interests far and wide The Patriot Post had the … Continue reading

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Platform Vandalized, Delegates Made Into Props

One of the chief functions of the caucuses and conventions is platform formation where  grassroots Republicans come together to decide what matters should be among those that obtain action by elected officials.  It is an honorable undertaking.  Without that function … Continue reading

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Reader Agrees and Disagrees With QC Times

We received the following from a reader regarding our rebuttal  yesterday to the QC Times denigration of the party platform process.  We appreciate the response. The reader’s comments are set forth below in their entirety.  We have upgraded it to … Continue reading

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