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What Is the Point?

“It is a tale told by an idiot – full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

– William Shakespeare, “Macbeth” Act 5, Scene 5

Donald Trump has caused me to think deeply about something. Don’t cue the laugh track. This is not a drill.

The enormous popularity of the Reality TV sensation in the GOP presidential horse race has brought me face to face with one of those big questions: what is the point? 

What is the point of Conservatism in 2015? What cause do we stand for?

The noble Aaron McInitre, in our latest GooseRadio Podcast, helped me understand that Mr. Trump is serving as a timely vessel to express a long simmering rage about the direction of our land, and – in so expressing – may help to change things in Washington.

Yet, is that really what the selection of the GOP standard bearer has become in 2015?  What the Conservative movement is seeking in a leader today is the individual who best distills its rage? We used to be so much more than this. We used to be a cause that strove to a build a shining city on a hill – that believed in what America is & could aspire to be.

I grapple with this discovery in our latest GooseRadio Podcast, below. A cause, a purpose to get up each day – it’s even more important in life than in politics, because – as we’re reminded each day – politics isn’t the answer.

What is the point? That’s the question on this latest trek toward information, entertainment & a general sense of well being. Thanks for sharing in the journey.

To Trump or Not to Trump

Seemingly no topic in the history of mankind has captivated the political press quite like the rise of 2016 presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. This statement doesn’t even feel hyperbolic any more.

So with The Donald polling at the top of the list of GOP contenders in late summer, Aaron McIntire and myself return triumphantly to the airwaves and take a gander at what’s behind Trump-Mania.

I express my profound misgivings as to his meandering positions and his judgement, while Aaron helps me understand why he’s been so successful in appealing to so many GOP voters.

Then we move on to the state of the race. Has Jeb managed to endear himself any more to grassroots Conservatives? What about the dynasty argument? Why has Hillary been so remarkably fragile for such an unstoppable force of nature?

We also delve into the eternal argument of “elect-ability”.  Does Senator T Cruz have it? Senator Rubio? And will it be the final word on who emerges the victor?

And so it begins

The first weird stirrings of the race for the White House in 2016 have begun. The early moves of Governor Jeb Bush surprised me. The indications that Governor Mitt Romney might be game for another round of ‘Who Wants to be a President’ stunned me. Brink Brickley & myself delve into their early moves and offer analysis.

Is America ready for one immediate family to provide three separate Presidents? Does Romney deserve another look?

Who will run? Who could win? Will Hillary be the Maginot Line or the Great Wall? All is revealed on this latest effort to provide entertainment, information & a General Sense of Well Being.

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Obama Guy’s Hanging on

Our old foil James the Obama Guy is on the loose once again. Wandering the neighborhood in an effort to locate a group designed to assist him in corralling his gambling addiction,  Obama Guy stumbles into the GooseRadio studio.

With his characteristic zeal, our liberal friend tells us what he’s been up to and how he feels about the issues of our day. Our topics include: Continue reading Obama Guy’s Hanging on

Hillary, the President and Junior High

It’s finally happened.

The talking heads have long speculated that Hillary Clinton would attempt to somehow distance herself from the President in the run up to her expected second bid at the Oval Office. Recently, she opined that President Obama wasn’t doing the best at the whole foreign policy thing – particularly in the Middle East.

So what does this mean for the future? Can Hillary effectively distance herself from the foreign policy of an administration in which she served as the top foreign policy decision maker? We set proverbial sail towards answers.

Old Brink Brickly and myself tackle:

  • Can anyone stop Hillary Clinton from being the next President? Does she really even need to be perceived as strong on foreign policy?

“I don’t understand the sentiment that Hillary is unstoppable.” “Well but the polls say she is. And the polls are always right. Remember all of the elections that have been decided by polls.” “All of them.” “Yes”

  • How is the Obama foreign policy of Clinton & John Kerry sort of like junior high?
  • Considering how little President Obama seems to enjoy implementing a foreign policy of any sort, why didn’t he just stick to being a professor?
  • What is a community organizer?
  • Why don’t girls want to go on second dates with me?

Post-Summit Musings on GOP 2016

The esteemed Brink Brickly is recently returned from the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. There he saw GOP luminaries Huckabee, Jindal, Perry, Santorum, Cruz & more as they wooed conservative advocates in the key early state.

We examine Brink’s experience and look to the potentially-presidential future in the following manners: Continue reading Post-Summit Musings on GOP 2016

Goodbye Jay

What with the VA Scandal and the most bizarre prisoner swap story in recent memory, a lot of things have been competing for our newsie attention. But we didn’t want to allow too much time to pass since Jay Carney’s announcement that he was leaving his post as White House spin doctor last week. Brink & myself wanted to say a proper farewell. Continue reading Goodbye Jay

Catching up with Eddie Moscow

Old Eddie Moscow, after spending some quality time in the Russian heartlands, emerged this week to chat with venerable NBC anchor Brian Williams.

He wanted people to know that he meant well, and really was quite the patriot looking out for all of us by giving all that sensitive information to the Red Chinese and basically Red, basically Soviets. Also — he would like us to know that he was really sort of a James-Bond-esque spy character who didn’t just hang out with computers. Continue reading Catching up with Eddie Moscow

Musing on Mitch & Raging Against the Machine

The electoral landscape continues to shape up beautifully for the GOP in advance of the mid-term elections. Brink Brickly and myself speak to the persistent displeasure ObamaCare inflicts on the Democrat party far and wide. Yet in the midst of the positivity, there continue to exist fissures on the right between ‘the establishment’ and ‘the grassroots’. Continue reading Musing on Mitch & Raging Against the Machine

Obama Stuns Nation, Switches Parties

Obama Change Meme

WASHINGTON DC, AF — This morning, in one of the most stunning reversals in American political history, President Barack Obama declared he has switched his political allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party, effective at noon tomorrow.

In a startling press conference in the Rose Garden early today, Obama stepped to the podium, smiling widely, and detailed the background to his history-making decision. He was joined on the dais by his pet Portuguese Water Dog & a familiar looking man in a dark suit, slightly reminiscent of that guy in the photo that comes inside a new picture frame. The transcript from his address is re-produced below in its entirety: Continue reading Obama Stuns Nation, Switches Parties