Outsiders vs. Insiders: The Senate (and America) could use more ‘grandstanding’ from Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul is a rare breed in Washington today, a politician who’s more concerned with the long game than he is about short-term expediency. America survived another government shutdown last week, but will it be so fortunate in the years to come? Time will tell.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How an ‘elevator pitch’ explains why conservatives like Donald Trump

Conservatives are happy they no longer have to separate Trump from his policies. Trump has grown into his role as chief executive, a process that’s taken time but is finally bearing fruit. Trump supporters can help him sell his agenda, too – better get that elevator pitch prepared.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Nightmare ‘Establishment Strikes Back’ sequel stirs up Washington swamp

If anyone needed further evidence that the DC swamp was alive and well, the events of this week provided it. Regardless of what happens with spending the mere proposal to ignore budget caps in such dramatic fashion was troubling and sets a horrible precedent for years to come.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Yes, liberals, we really DO need a big beautiful border wall with Mexico

Time will reveal how the battle over a border wall ultimately concludes but in the meantime it’s the American public that’s suffering from a lack of urgency from both parties in Washington. A wall simply makes too much sense to abandon – Trump must stick to his guns.

Trump Shoots Down McCain Amnesty Bill

Speaker Ryan’s comments that the House would only take up a bill that President Trump supports puts to rest (at least for the moment) conservative concerns that the open-borders oriented Ryan might try to force through an amnesty bill.  Trump’s rejection of the McCain – Coons amnesty plan puts the pressure back on the Republican Senate to pass a bill that meets the President’s requirements.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Choosing civility over principle assures the DC swamp wins every time

More civility in politics would be a good thing but it also has its limitations. If lawmakers care more about being nice to each other than they do about advocating for their constituents the battle is already lost; there would be many chummy politicians in DC but hardly any happy Americans.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: DC’s Devil’s Advocates bring shame on themselves, not Donald Trump

Sooner or later the “Devil’s advocates” in each party become recognizable for what they are: contrarian voices that people more or less ignore. All the pseudo-Russia scandals in the world won’t make a difference in the long run because one way or another truth always comes to light.

#NeverMitt – Romney’s Shameful Record of Lies and Flip-Flops

John McCain’s 2008 opposition research file on Mitt Romney – all 200 pages of it – ended-up on the internet.  God bless whoever posted it, because it makes truly compelling reading and it shows conclusively that Mitt Romney’s greatest talent as a candidate is his ability to keep every hair in place while not telling the truth.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: If politicians can’t stop saying stupid things they might as well not talk

There’s no doubt politicians have a habit of saying stupid things that get themselves and their parties in trouble on a regular basis. In times like these it would be better for political folks to say nothing at all; if that were the case America would be the envy of the entire world, indeed.

The Most Important Thing Trump Said That No One Is Talking About

There was one very important “this changes everything” moment in President Trump’s State of the Union message that no one is talking about – the President’s announcement that he has signed an Executive Order on Protecting America Through Lawful Detention of Terrorists.

CHQ and Ear to the Ground Survey Reveals Trump Supporters Will Not Support President On Amnesty

Trump supporters couldn’t be clearer: 71% of his base they will no longer support the President if amnesty is included in immigration reform. However, they also said they are confident President Trump will follow-through on his campaign promises regarding immigration.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Democrats’ inane SOTU spoiled brat act will not go unnoticed by voters

Trump’s SOTU address wasn’t perfect but it deserved a better reception from roughly half of those in attendance. Democrats didn’t do themselves any favors by acting like spoiled children in front of the whole world. Americans aren’t unified – but the right side is winning.

The Elephant In The Room Last Night

There were many things conservatives could applaud in last night’s State of the Union address, but the President’s eloquent paean to the economic promise of America was largely drowned-out by opposition to the notion of giving a path to citizenship to 1.8 million illegal aliens.

New Poll: Conservatives Say No Filibuster On Funding The Government

In the wake of the three-day government shutdown, almost 84% of those responding to the FedUp PAC poll say that funding bills should be passed by a simple majority rather than the 60 votes require to break a filibuster.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Trump’s first SOTU leaves Democrats speechless…and hopeless

Donald Trump may not be the messenger everyone wanted but the message is what counts these days. Trump’s first State of the Union speech should be considered a smashing success – but what else would you expect from a man who swore America would start winning again if he were elected president. Mission accomplished.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Even Donald Trump needs an occasional reminder of who his friends are

It’s highly unlikely Donald Trump will gain many supporters among the leftist illegal alien crowd no matter what he says tonight. History proves they aren’t his friends. Therefore there’s little to be gained by reversing Trump’s campaign promise to deal with the immigration problem.

Outsiders vs. Insiders: How Trump masterfully set the stage for a SOTU address for the ages

All eyes are on President Trump this week to see where issue discussions will lead. It could be a battle to the death over immigration is a fight Republicans should make. One way or another the president has set the stage for what promises to be a State of the Union speech to remember.