Tag Archives: GOP

Can a Drag Queen be a leader!? Just ask the #KinseySicks…

The Kinsey Sicks, a Dragapella political satire group, have a lot of fun and share their irreverent take on history — based not only on fabulous singing but current statistics and ultra-conservative rhetoric. If you’re tired of progressives making fun of conservative politics, don’t listen in. But if you need a laugh, and some serious […]

Leading US Astray: Gov Shutdown Models Three Reasons Creating a Crisis isn’t Leadership

The government is officially, if temporarily, rebooted. Federal workers are back on the Beltway on excruciating commutes and sighs of relief. The cavernous halls of monumental Washington buildings echo with harried footsteps. Now that the Republican-induced crisis is over, everyone’s talking about leadership — what can we do to prevent this from happening again!?  Well, […]

GOP Leaders after the Shutdown Disaster: Can They Clean Up the Tea Party’s Toxic Spill?

Headlines and pundits are reporting that Republican leaders and the divided party are soul searching again after another Tea Party mess that alienated voters and weakened the credibility of the GOP vision for reform. But are they really going to search their political souls, as is promised, or will it be the same non-search that […]

Sequester Cartoon: Is there such a thing as tragic childish leadership?

There are certain fundamentals we need to find common ground — and being FLEXIBLE (read MOBILE) is the most important one. When future generations look back at this crisis, they’ll say, “What the heck happened? Didn’t they even know how to tie their shoes so SOMETHING could happen? Why were they so stuck?” They’ll also […]

Metaphors and Leadership: How Do We Make Sense of This Crisis?

We live through story; so it’s important to pay attention to the metaphors we use about our leaders. In the Washington Post yesterday, David Ignatius used a powerful metaphor to describe the sequestration crisis. It tells a difficult about leadership, about the crisis, and about what we need to do. Co-dependent Leadership and the House […]

Republican leadership at a crossroads: confrontation or collaboration?

A Republican Party Divided On Thursday, Peter Wallsten of the Washington Post commented: “President Obama’s decisive victory over Mitt Romney served as a clinic in the 21st century politics.” Citing diversity of voters as the source of Democratic dominance, Wallstein describes “little consensus on how to regroup,” with party members divided between greater conservatism and […]

A Different Take on Romneyʻs Authenticity: Family History, Family Values

Washington Post writer E.J. Dionne is being much quoted in the blogosphere for his comments last week, comparing Mitt Romneyʻs values with his fatherʻs. Itʻs an interesting way to look at authenticity in a presidential race — how Romneyʻs not  living his fatherʻs legacy. “TAMPA, Fla.: In 1964, George Romney, then the governor of Michigan, walked out of […]