By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Fiscally sensible, check. Limited government, check. Pro-life, check. Leadership qualities, check. Thrilled conservatives and contented Republicans have tweeted their delight over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's decision to appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint next month.
As the Republican Party hurtles toward a possible Animal House-like climax at their confab in Tampa Bay in late August, the national discussion has turned to controversial GOP conventions of the past, most missing the meaning of each and how these ideological food fights sometimes changed the face and future of the party.
President Bush's top strategist, Karl Rove, is leaving as the Republican Party's political agenda is being passed to a new crop of presidential candidates, one of whom will set the party's election message early next year.
"There was a donor strike of sorts at the end of 2010," former RNC Deputy Chairman Frank Donatelli said recently, adding that Mr. Priebus has "regained the confidence of those major donors."
Ed Gillespie, the former Republican National Committee chairman and a special adviser to the president, "would be best-positioned to pick up that job," Mr. Donatelli said.