Author: Rod D. Martin

My Quick Take on Paul Ryan’s Departure

by Rod D. Martin April 11, 2018 The conventional wisdom (as well-summarized this morning before the formal announcement at Axios) is that Republican donors and Washington insiders will take House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement as a sign that the House is lost, and that funding must shift to the Senate races as a “last bastion”. There are kernals of truth in that, but as is so often the case, the CW misses more than it gets right. As far as the base is concerned, Paul Ryan is an immense disappointment, John Boehner 2.0 or worse. Ryan’s career (for those...

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Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: Conservatives Agree with President Trump: “Never Again” Should Congress Pass an Omnibus Boondoggle, and “Never Again” Should He Sign One

CONSERVATIVES AGREE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP: “NEVER AGAIN” SHOULD CONGRESS PASS AN OMNIBUS BOONDOGGLE, AND “NEVER AGAIN” SHOULD HE SIGN ONE.   April 9, 2018 Washington, DC Congress recently passed, and the President signed, a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that gives Democrats everything they want while violating key conservative principles on both policy and process. By relinquishing control of the process to Democrats, the Republican leadership allowed many provisions in the bill to stand out as clear violations of the promises that Republicans made to voters. They include the following: $500 million for Planned Parenthood. Full funding for sanctuary...

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Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: Conservatives Stand with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Conservatives Stand with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt   April 6, 2018 Washington, DC Conservatives stand behind Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thank him for the significant actions he has taken to implement President Trump’s deregulatory agenda. President Trump campaigned on reducing Washington’s bureaucracy, and Administrator Pruitt has been instrumental to that effort. His leadership has helped President Trump keep his promises in a number of critical areas which conservatives support, including the following. Rolling back President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, a set of regulations that was estimated to cost 400,000 American jobs and...

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Open Letter From Conservative Leaders: Conservatives Support the Nomination of Mike Pompeo to Lead the State Department

CONSERVATIVES SUPPORT THE NOMINATION OF MIKE POMPEO TO LEAD THE STATE DEPARTMENT   April 2, 2018 Washington, DC Conservatives applaud President Trump for his nomination of Mike Pompeo to the position of Secretary of State. Pompeo’s vast experience across multiple levels of government have demonstrated his commitment to protecting America’s interests, and make him uniquely qualified to lead the State Department through complex and challenging times. As CIA Director, Pompeo gained the trust of career officials through competent and able management. As a former congressman, Pompeo has first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and congressional relationships, which will be...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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