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How Grassroots Republican Voters Should Win the White House in 2016

How Grassroots Republican Voters Should Win the White House in 2016

Editor’s note: View or download a PDF of this article by clicking here. All Republicans must work together respectfully and effectively to win in 2016 Clear action uniting the grassroots and establishment wings of the party in the general election must now begin. This article proposes a path going forward creating the party unity needed

TEA Party to Fox News: 11 Reasons to Stop Calling Kasich ‘Conservative’

The following was recently obtained by Ohio Conservative Review and is published with the author’s permission as an open letter to Bret Baier of Fox News. Mike Snead President Dayton TEA Party   February 3, 2015 [Updated Feb. 11, 2015]   Mr. Bret Baier Special Report   Subject: Refuting Mr. Baier’s assertion that

Is the Right Finally Learning? ‘Policy Rich’ and ‘Politically Poor’ Won’t Cut It

Despite what Jon Stewart says, most conservative activists that I have had the pleasure of meeting over the last twenty-three years that I have been involved in politics are really well-informed people. They listen to a lot of talk radio, read a lot of books, and watch a lot of news shows. If the ratings

Pax Americana, Pox Americana

Many Americans across the political spectrum want America to have a diminished global presence. Some Conservatives, who would normally support strong international involvement, are war-weary after fighting for years in what seem to be unwinnable wars for people who appear largely ungrateful. Libertarians by nature tend to be isolationists. Some have argued that the federal

Return to Sender: Make Fixing the Postal Service a Priority in 2015

Ohioans and their elected representatives in Washington are turning to new challenges for the new year.  With a Republican majority in both chambers of Congress, leaders will undoubtedly focus on shaping and crafting a government that reflects the principles of fiscal responsibility, liberty, and free enterprise. [FLASHBACK on OCR: “An Ohio Conservative’s Wishlist for 2014”]

Political Report: Traditional Strategy Gives Way to ‘Outrage & Turn Out’

In his first report for OCR since his extensive, 3-part technical analysis of the damages of the Affordable Care Act to Ohioans, Featured Contributor Joshua Brown, Esq., reveals how and why the bottom has fallen out from the traditional political strategy of “triangulation.” Its replacement? For now, we’ll call it “Outrage and Turn Out.” Josh Brown,

How Speaker Boehner Can Overcome Low Ratings and an Anti-Incumbent Mood

Losses in popularity are common for those in the political spotlight.  It starts after the end of the “honeymoon” period and can be an ever-present annoyance throughout a leader’s years in authority.  Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio 8th district) is dealing with a slide that has previously been experienced by staunch adversaries like Senate Majority Leader

OCR on the Air: Contrary to Spin-Doctors’ Claims, Super-Majority of Ohio Republicans and Churches Support Natural Marriage

  OCR Featured Contributor Charles Tassell joined guest-host and former Mayor Don Robart (R-Cuyahoga Falls) to set the record straight on disputed reports about the number of Republican Ohio officials on record in support of same-sex marriage. The total is strikingly few, according to a recent press release from Citizens for Community Values (CCV), which was picked