Category Archives: Political Rhetoric

Letter to Mitt Romney

Mr. Romney, I voted for you when you ran against Barack Obama for president—not because you were the “white guy” but because you were the capitalist (running against a Marxist); pro-American (opposing an anti-American); and a decent, moral family man. … Continue reading

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Trumpeters

There was a time when humor, and even good cheer, existed in the halls of our federal government. Back in about 1970 an anonymous handmade cardboard sign hung in the U. S. Capitol, House Rules Committee chambers: Due to the … Continue reading

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The real challenges to conservatives

In no uncertain words, chairman of the John Locke Foundation, John Hood, tells us what he thinks of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a Carolina Journal opinion piece titled, “Trump Challenges Carolina Conservatives.” (Link below) Mr. Hood believes that … Continue reading

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Meaningless and misleading political words

The local political season is back here in Wilmington, North Carolina and the usual hype, hyperbole and hypocrisy abound in ads to attract voter’s interest. One often heard slogan used by a woman running for the Wilmington City Council proclaims: … Continue reading

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A letter from Nancy Pelosi

I just received a “Dear Robert Smith” letter from Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Well, actually, it was a form letter—more like a pamphlet with a 2015 PRIORITY ISSUES SURVEY—paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. I’m sure they preferred … Continue reading

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“State of the Union” charade

In the link below, George Leef of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, North Carolina writes at the John Locke Foundation about the arrogant pretense of the politicized so-called “State of the Union” address. He brings an … Continue reading

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The State of Conflict and Confusion

President Obama’s recent Oration to the Nation could be called the State of the Onion. Peeling back the layers of rhetoric we find nothing but tears in an incomplete, evasive, conflicted summary of his six-year political campaign obfuscated with blame, … Continue reading

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