Author Archives: aschaper

MA GOP Charlie Baker: To Obama’s Left?

In a 2010 interview with Boston Globe guest columnist Yvonne Abraham, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker claimed to be “to the left of Barack Obama” on social issues. Well. Some aggressive progressives are deeply disappointed with their President, claiming that he has played centrist on so many issues. Such is the fate of every ideologue once he takes a leadership…

Read More »

Is New England Going Red in 2014?

In 2014, Republican Governors are staving off attacks in their respective contests. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Michigan’s Rick Snyder are breaking away from their Democratic opponents, despite a few months of setbacks, with middling poll numbers. Other Republican Governors are struggling, or have become political dead meat. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback enshrined comprehensive tax and spending cuts. He also…

Read More »

Anti-Tribute to Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, and he will step down as soon as a successor is appointed to replace him. What took so long? President George W. Bush suffered through three attorneys general, the first resigning for health reasons, followed by the second because of conflicts of interest and failures relating to the termination of US Attorneys,…

Read More »

Anti-Tribute to Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, and he will step down as soon as a successor is appointed to replace him. What took so long? President George W. Bush suffered through three attorneys general, the first resigning for health reasons, followed by the second because of conflicts of interest and failures relating to the termination of US Attorneys,…

Read More »

GOP 2014: Wave or Wash?

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) On Townhall.com, two contributors contend that the Republican Party will have a wave election in 2014, or they will not. The Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby says no: http://townhall.com/columnists…
It’s a sweet dream. But don’t count on seeing it come true. One can forgive Jacoby’s cynicism regarding the changeability of House Reps in…

Read More »

To Chris McDaniel: Let It Go

For election year 2014, Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel threw all into unseating a decades-old Establishment GOP incumbent in Mississippi. McDaniel was a favored candidate not just of his candor, but for his respect for opponent Thad Cochran. McDaniel outlined his plan not to get along to go along in Washington. Frustrated with the tepid decisions of the incumbent to…

Read More »