All the Single Ladies Week

I stubbornly persist in believing the GOP should be selling freedom.  “Let it burn” isn’t a real option for a mom with three small children. Besides the Democrats have taken so much power from people, that there’s plenty to hand back.

After the bloodbath that was that survey with single women, there’s work to do.  I shared a few thoughts that I hope to continue in the future  on how to reach female voters.

Like it or not culture looms much larger in voters lives than policy.  Reaching the heart and the mind is the only way to change minds. This piece drew the attention of the politics editor at Cosmopolitan and the Editor in Chief. Perhaps for good reason. They aren’t offering rational balanced analysis of policy or politicians.  Instead they are substituting what they assume is truth because everyone they know believes the same things.

Wednesday, the Pocket Liberty crew went live over at FTR Radio.  We covered Obama’s Speech on ISIS and 2014 Election Stakes. Have a listen here.

But, the best part of this  week might be the BlogFather endorsement. Thank you again Glenn for sharing.  My hope is despite the comments and reactions to my modest proposal to frame conservative policy for the single female that real efforts are made to reach these voters.

If you can’t sell freedom and liberty, you suck

Latest Survey on the GOP and Women is Pretty Devastating

I would love to sift through the details more but clearly the GOP is not being heard by large groups of women, predominately single women

It also found that Republicans “fail to speak to women in the different circumstances in which they live” — as breadwinners, for example. “This lack of understanding and acknowledgment closes many minds to Republican policy solutions,” the report says. The groups urge Republicans to embrace policies that “are not easily framed as driven by a desire to aid employers or ‘the rich.’”

Going against the grain with this take on Ban Bossy now looks by this data to be pretty logical. While the next election may not have the same turnout model Obama drew, Democrats will be able to capitalize on these gaps unless real work is done to recapture the single female voter.

The problem is, the answer can’t be just better messaging. That hasn’t worked else you wouldn’t see results like this.

Female voters who care about the top four issues — the economy, health care, education and jobs — vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Most striking, Democrats hold a 35-point advantage with female voters who care about jobs and a 26 percent advantage when asked which party is willing to compromise. House Republicans say jobs and the economy are their top priorities.

That’s just stunning. 

Beyonce Stands by a Sign. World Bows Down. Sofia goes for a Spin and its Sexism

This week in feminist hypocrisy we get to watch the inconsistency with the “Feminist label” change withing a period of 24 hours. My quick take is featured at Pocket Full of Liberty here. 

Catch my appearance on Cam and Company at the 4.40pm Mark today (August 26th 2014) Listen here.

Beyonce to me has always been fun but less art, more confection or packaged product. 



Weekly Run Down August 2014

This week’s piece takes on Salon’s confusion regarding Sex 

If we want perfectly equal, meaningless sex, the only way to achieve that is cultural force. Expect more agitation from the activist class to push for “equal” sexual outcomes and broader definitions of what sex is. We are already seeing forced regulation of sex on college campuses, with the introduction of verbal or writtenconsent laws. The language of sex has already shifted to a conversation of “safe” and “unsafe,” when it should be “worthy” and “unworthy.” Now, what used to be foreplay must be seen as equivalent to sex. In the midst of all this upheaval, count me on Team John Spartan.

Read more here

Weekly Political Radio Roundup

Four hours of Live Radio this week if you missed it.

Monday: Match Game Monday Night

With Tabitha Hale, Lisa DePasquale, Tony Katz, Kurt Schlichter, Gabriel Malor, and me
Hosted by @Gaypatriot

If its Wednesday, its Opinionation on at 10pm EST/ 7pm PST

Talked immigration reform, Boston Bombing, Hillary and of course the always fun Bottom Line. Join Jon Rollings, Mike Ohanian, Bruce Carroll and myself weekly. I swear you’ll laugh and might learn something. Or at the very least, you’ll laugh.

Thursday happy to join the my Pocket Full of Liberty Crew and debut the PocketCast of Liberty Live

We discussed Obamacare exemptions, Gun bill failures, and a friendly disagreement on whether shutting down Boston was the right approach. Stay for the end to hear the Goofball tweets of the week from the Crew. Mine refers to a sitting Senator and chickens, seriously.

Saturday’s I’m found often on the Gang of 405.

I literally roll out of bed and jump on this one Saturday mornings on the west coast at 7 yet still sound semi sentient. I recall discussing immigration and what’s in the Gang of Eight bill for Republicans.. essentially nothing. Why John McCain is awful and I think we all started out discussing our feelings. New tone for the gang


Weekly Podcasts: OpinioNation, Podcast Full of Liberty Episode 2, and Gang of 405

radio mikeGreat round up of podcasts this week. Check them all out if you have time

Wednesday’s OpinioNation covered Gun Control, What’s the deal with Pat Toomey, Immigration and of course.. the Bottom Line @JohnEkdahl called into the show to discuss Toomey

PocketCast of Liberty Episode 2 The crew covered marijuana legalization, gun control, GOP Outreach tactics in Blue states, missed opportunities, and the MSNBC promo, Also, what’s wrong with Morning Joe..

Gang of 405 Covered Gosnell, discussion included the media reasons for starting to embrace coverage, what the best and worst ideas regarding politicizing this atrocity and more. We discuss Rand Paul’s outreach to Howard and what worked and what didn’t. What the real commitment to outreach means for the GOP.

My Show Prep
A Different Point of View on Rand Paul
Ben Domenech Storify
“Why I Didn’t Write about Gosnell and I should have” Meghan McCardle
Paul Ryan’s Smart path forward for Pro-Lifers
Why the Left doesn’t want to talk ..
My initial thoughts Friday on Gosnell reaction

Guest Host for OpinioNation On Wednesday

We covered a ton of topics on our 2/27/13 OpinioNation Podcast. Your’s truly gets the honors of hosting the panel. amy reagan library

  • Bruce has breaking news on regarding Prop 8 Amicus Brief.
  • We discuss Bob Woodward and the White House.
  • Donna Brazile’s confusion over how health care premiums get priced
  • Medicaid Expansion to the States and the various approaches from GOP Governors.
  • T minus two days to Sequester, we discuss how much breath is being spend on what amounts to a 2 % cut in the overall 19% increase in spending from 2007.  Sequester Reads here and here.
  • Bruce and I have some fun with Mike quizzing him about the Oscars.  My fav tweet of the Oscar night from DWS
  • We discuss CPAC and specifically this quote from Philip Klein from a CPAC spokesperson “Obamacare was obviously huge over the past couple of years but Obamacare is
    done”  I ask you, what good is CPAC to Conservatives if they consider Obamacare a done deal?

The Bottom Line Segment Questions: Get everything you need to know in 3 minutes or less. Each Panelist gets 15 seconds or they get the buzzer.

  1. Organizing for America or OFA as I like to call it, declares itself an independent organization despite running Barrack Obama’s twitter account and apparently arranging visits for donors. Can anyone seriously view them as independent?
  2. Rumors are that Hugo Chavez is dead. Is this a win for Cuban Healthcare?
  3. Is there a point where the press will realize they are Rhianna to the White House’s Chris Brown and stop carrying water for this guy?


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