Latest posts from Practically Republican and Dave Spencer

Newsroom

We’ve gathered the latest news from around the country showcasing efforts to revitalize the GOP, do what’s best for our country, and get things done. The news is organized around the issues where we believe we can make the most progress, most quickly. Of course, we want to know what you think, so let’s talk.

The Thrilla in Vanilla

The Thrilla in Vanilla The frenzied media build-up and record-setting audience for the initial Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton brought back memories of the first Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier match in 1971 that was billed as The Fight of...

The Truth, The Half Truth And Anything But The Truth

The Truth, The Half Truth And Anything But The Truth Few things make me more suspicious than when a politician says, “trust me” or “that’s the honest truth.” In the 2016 presidential campaign, fact not only seems stranger than fiction; it often feels like a stranger....

The Obvious And Unlikeable

The Obvious And Unlikeable Forget the Democratic Convention, I’ve already made up my mind. I’m a lifelong Republican and I don’t like or trust Hillary Clinton. But I am voting for her. Does that make me a traitor? No, actually a patriot. After watching the Republican...

Up In Smoke

Up In Smoke Over the past year, we’ve heard a lot about “feeling the Bern.” But there’s been another hot spot smoldering since late last summer that has somehow defied full ignition. I am of course referring to the real Burning Man, Donald Trump. Up to now, despite...

Picking up the Pieces

If necessity is the mother of invention, when it comes to national politics, young people will need to be Patriarchs and Matriarchs 2.0. In my last post, I wrote about the next generation of political leaders, who according to a recent poll, prefer to be referred to...

Help Wanted: Young Americans

Help Wanted: Young Americans Sometimes, the more things change, the more they don’t stay the same. To sum up this current election cycle for the Republican Party in four words, “all bets are off.” With the vacuum that’s been created by the GOP’s implosion and...

Get Your Game Face On

I love sports with a passion and follow many teams here in the Bay Area and around the country. I’m also a political junkie, and since my uniform reads Practically Republican, I focus less on individual stats than I do on the success of the team — in this case Team USA.