New Year, new beginnings

Happy New Year folks from the Dallas,Texas area. Yesterday I watched the Florida State-Oregon college football playoff game. There have been some great games. Angela and the girls went back New Years Eve to Florida so they could be at the Outback Bowl. Her nephew plays for Wisconsin who pulled out an exciting OT win against Auburn — Aubrey was texting me the overtime play by play. She is my college football buddy!

Aubrey and Austen are excited about coming to Dallas after they graduate in May. They love the new house and Austen likes Texas Women’s University and University of North Texas. While Aubrey has somehow become fond of Baylor University and just fell in love with Southern Methodist University — a very impressive campus and history, including a presidential library.

As for me, New Years Eve I was invited over to Southern Methodist University for a basketball game — guess who they played — University of South Florida, poetic irony. Moody Coliseum is an impeccable arena for a college basketball game and the Mustangs blew USF off the court. And as is my tradition, I did my New Year’s Day run — and when I awoke, well, I sure wasn’t back in South Florida. It was 34 degrees and raining – but I still did a nice five-mile run through the Oakmont neighborhood in Corinth. Needless to say there was no one else out running. It actually reminded me of some PT mornings in the Army.

So, it’s Friday the second of January and it’s my first day as the President/CEO of the 31-year-old National Center for Policy Analysis — a new beginning. And there is so very much to consider between tax reform analysis, budgetary system reform, free market healthcare reforms, regulatory and monetary systems reforms, controlling of our mandatory spending programs of the federal budget, energy policies, education opportunity, and of course our national security.

In other words, leading an astute group of research fellows at this time, there won’t be a boring minute. While I was running yesterday morning I just had to laugh at the attempts by certain liberal progressive media outlets to demean my position or this organization. I didn’t realize my comings and goings were so threatening to the left. But then again, when it comes to the desire to destroy, denigrate, and demean, the left is very adept, especially towards black conservatives. Good ol’ Saul Alinsky Rules for Radical number 12.

Regardless, this is a great opportunity to press on towards the restoration of our Constitutional Republic. Yes, you’ll still be able to tune in here for my commentary on current events. I’ll still be contributing to Fox News, and speaking engagements across the country will continue as we heighten the visibility of the NCPA. I’m looking forward to speaking in Lake Charles Louisiana in late February.

So 2015 will be busy and engaging — and exciting. It is nice to be back in Texas. As a young Artillery Lieutenant I remember driving the fellas down to Dallas from Ft. Sill — this place has gotten kinda bigger. And yes, I already have three pairs of cowboy boots — will be getting another pair soon. As for a Stetson hat? Hmm, I don’t know…


  1. Sounds like a lot of work, sure am glad your up for the task. You’d look great in a Stetson sir. Honor and Integrity makes the man, not the hat. Bless you and your family and keep you safe.

    • I worked in his campaign office here in Florida and would not have done that had I not admired all that he stands for. Sadly he lost and I have come to realize Col. West can do more to serve the Country by continuing just what he has without the constraints held when holding a Public Office.

  2. “This is a great opportunity to press on towards the restoration of our Constitutional Republic”
    -Allen B West

    Notice that West said “our” Constitutional Republic…but obama says “I” a lot, never including “we, the people”. West is a humble man, obama is an arrogant fool.

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      • Why do you enjoy bashing Allen West so much? don’t you have any viable hobbies or volunteer work or something else you could do with your time? Mr West on a worse day has NEVER sounded idiotic like your posts. If you respond to this, I will not play your childish games and do a tit for tat.

  3. I hope that your think tank can speak out in favor of reforming the atrocious process that Congress goes through in drafting and enacting important legislation, most recently seen in the circus surrounding the “cromnibus” spending bill. We pay these people $174,000 a year apiece, which is considerably more money than I make or most other Americans make, plus cushy benefits. They have a full year to do the public’s business, and then after that, another full year, before the session finally expires. You would think that being paid that much money to do their jobs and having that much time in which to do them, they would take care of things.

    And yet – it seems that not a year goes by without all kinds of important matters ALWAYS being left undone until the last days of the year, or in even-numbered years, the waning days of the session (after which all unfinished legislation dies). Then there is a mad rush to shoehorn everything in before everybody goes home for the year-end holidays. Important, serious matters that deserve considered treatment — the continuing resolution to keep government operations funded this year, or, in years past, extension of expiring tax cuts, or federal Hurricane Sandy aid, or a few years ago, the Zadroga bill to help police and fire first responders who became seriously ill from breathing toxic fumes at the World Trade Center site while searching for the injured and the dead after 9/11 (many have since died) — get treated like political footballs. With no time left in the year for Republicans and Democrats in the House and the Senate to meet in committees and hammer out compromises satisfactory to everyone, these bills get held hostage, with each side playing “chicken” and trying to score political points. Democrats try to posture as compassionate servants of the people and depict their opponents as cruel and heartless bastards, while Republicans try to posture as faithful stewards of the taxpayer’s dollar and depict their opponents as reckless and corrupt spendthrifts. Sometimes the important bills get passed at the last minute, while other times, they don’t. Usually the bills come out bloated beyond all recognition, as everybody adds little goodies to them so they can go back home and brag to their constituents about how they “brought home the bacon.”

    There has GOT to be a better way than this. I hope that you – drawing on your own experience in the House – can come up with some kind of alternative to present to the public under the auspices of the think tank – so that the voters and taxpayers are spared this ridiculous annual year-end circus in years to come.

    • “I hope that your think tank can speak out in favor” Yea….cause we know he can change things better from a THINK TANK than the WHITE HOUSE!! MUHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

      • I know that it’s a tough battle to contain your childish immaturity for very long, but try to keep your inner 12-year-old under control for once. Think tanks, whether of the left, like Center for American Progress or of the right, like the Heritage Foundation and, presumably, NCPA, do research and from it, generate ideas and policy initiatives, which are in turn picked up by like-minded activists and eventually, working politicians, who use these ideas as the basis for their legislation.

        Of course, Obama sitting there in the White House, smugly proclaiming that he’s got “a phone and a pen” and plans to use his probably unconstitutional executive orders to unilaterally impose his warped vision of what America ought to look like, no matter what the people’s representatives elected to the House and the Senate opt to do, has more power in the short run to change things than Allen West, Heritage’s Jim de Mint or any other think tank head, and probably not for the better, particularly since he is unlikely to be challenged to any significant extent by the mostly pliant echo chamber that is the mainstream media.

        But hopefully, useful ideas will come from NCPA and other like-minded think tanks that will, eventually, influence present and future legislators, mayors and governors and perhaps, future presidents and make their way into law — even at the federal level, once the curtain has finally fallen on the Obama Era (in years to come, Americans will look back, shake their heads in amazement, and like the guy who wakes up after a lost weekend drinking binge with a hideous tattoo he doesn’t remember getting, ask themselves “what the hell were we thinking?”)

      • Really??? So you are telling me being in a THINK TANK is better than being in the WHITE HOUSE? Are you really that STUPID??

      • Guess this is why Bush, Carson, Huckabee, Walker, Christie, Paul, Rubio, Cruz, Jindal…all are running for the head of THINK TANKS?? Get outta here!!! Those are men of COURAGE! Allen West doesn’t have it!

  4. What a slack-jawed loser. What a rejected cold warrior. Can he be a more flaccid eunuch? How much more debasing humiliation can this dullard take?


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