Populists said the 2022 midterms would prove they were the future of the conservative movement. Rebuffed by voters, politicos who pinned their careers on grandiose, grievance-driven central planning are left manning storefronts in a populist Potemkin village. Praising nationalist populist candidates Blake Masters, J.D. Vance, Joe Kent, and Anthony Sabatini, Claremont Institute Vice President of… Continue reading Potemkin Populism
Donald Trump’s last-minute endorsement of J.D. Vance in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary was a big win for the social science experiment Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is conducting in our state. Thiel, a founder of PayPal and federal Big Data contractor Palantir, donated an unprecedented $10,000,000 to a super PAC for Vance last spring. After… Continue reading J.D. Vance’s Imitation Campaign
Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance appears to think his path out of a hole he dug for his flailing campaign runs through the center of the earth. “I gotta be honest with you, I don’t really care what happens to Ukraine one way or another,” Vance told Steve Bannon on February 19. Vance and his… Continue reading JD Vance digs a hole to Russia
The New Right promises Compassionate Conservatism with less compassion, less conservatism, and lots of coercion
Consumed with jealousy over the Left’s use of big government to punish political opponents, the authoritarian New Right is trying to tighten its grip on the GOP. Libertarians will be first to go in the New Right Inquisition. Responding on Tuesday to a New York Times Magazine story about American populist-nationalist enthusiasm for Viktor Orban,… Continue reading Everyone Expects the New Right Inquisition
If you enjoy ugly contests for open Senate seats, great news from Ohio!
Cross-posted from Independent Journal Review. Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign is blowing up, in a good way. Soon, it’ll blow up in a not-so-good way. Kasich’s record of promoting Obamacare is a time bomb likely to go off long before the first 2016 ballots are cast — even in New Hampshire, where Kasich’s poll numbers have risen… Continue reading A vote for John Kasich is a vote for Obamacare. Here’s why.
The Washington Post and other noted experts on the hearts of GOP primary voters continue building up Ohio Governor John Kasich as a viable 2016 presidential candidate.
Cross-posted from the archived Media Trackers Ohio site. Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee (PAC) has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals. At this time last year, We Are Ohio had reported annual donations of $49,297 from AFL-CIO’s Washington, DC headquarters and $55… Continue reading “We Are Ohio” Now 100% Union-Funded
Conservatives talking up Ohio Governor John Kasich as a potential 2016 GOP standard-bearer ought to stop kidding themselves.