On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist and co-founder of MustReadTexas.com Matt Mackowiak talked with Chad Hasty about the latest going on nationally and statewide.

Not every Republican was thrilled by Rand Paul's filibuster in the Senate last week, most notably John McCain.  Mackowiak said this is just another example of a common dynamic in the Senate, where it's the "young gun" senators like Ryan, Ted Cruz, and Jeb Bush, against the older, more established senators.

"That's not really a new dynamic. There's always that pressure of new members who want to step forward and get attention and have impact, and old bulls in the Senate who believe in seniority and taking your time and working your way up and respecting your elders. I think what we've seen in the last few years is that freshman Senators can come in and make a major impact, whether it's...Rand Paul, or Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or others."

Despite the division in the Senate, Mackowiak said that the future of the party looks bright, especially if these "young guns" start taking charge and leading the way. Mackowiak added, however, that Republican party has to do a batter job of convincing the general public that they do care about people, particularly when it comes to Hispanics.

You can listen to Matt Mackowiak Mondays at 9:35 during The Chad Hasty Show on NewsTalk 790 KFYO. You can also follow Mackowiak on Twitter: @MattMackowiak.