Keyword: conservatism

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Rand Paul's Obamacare repeal plan gets there — Paul Ryan's doesn't

    03/05/2017 6:15:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 3, 2017 | Adam Brandon
    Republican leadership's plans for the Obamacare repeal were recently leaked, though "repeal" is perhaps too strong a word. "Tweaks" more accurately describes the work of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other House Republicans. It does not go back to ground zero, where this disaster began. Instead, the plan is to go for "Obamacare Lite." It's simply a different version of Obamacare — a Republican version of Obamacare. It's how President Obama himself might have done it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said, "The best interest of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare, root...
  • RIP, Movement Conservatism

    02/27/2017 5:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    Among his other accomplishments, Donald Trump, without ever intending to, has fractured conservatism – something that was long overdue. The American conservative movement has come quite a distance since the middle of the last century, from a small coterie viewed with contempt by the larger culture to the front ranks of a juggernaut that set back the plans of this country’s left-wing collectivists to a degree that its founders would not have considered possible. (Recall William F. Buckley’s statement that the role of conservatism was to “stand athwart history, yelling “stop.” Incredible as it may seem, “history” did stop.) Today,...
  • What Is Conservatism in the Age of Trump? (Video in the link)

    02/24/2017 3:01:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, I’ve had some people email me about it — and, I mean, it never occurred to me. (interruption) You think I should? (interruption) Well, okay. Maybe. I’ll think about it. … I have some people emailing me since last night that I ought to play parts of my CPAC speech from back in 2009 when Obama took office. It never even occurred to me. That’s eight years ago. Anyway, greetings. It’s great to have you with us, folks. It’s Open Line Friday. Rush Limbaugh here, ready and revved up to go. I’m eager to speak with you...
  • ICYMI: VP Mike Pence rocks CPAC with excellent speech

    02/24/2017 9:49:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    CANADA FREE PRESS ^ | 02/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    A full-throated defense of conservatism, and a re-iteration of goals and objectives We could debate the relative merits of CPAC all day. Is it a right-wing celebrity showcase? Yes. Is it a clique-y gathering of self-congratulation and self-promotion? Probably. But… Does it have a long history of great speakers and excellent speeches? Absolutely. Vice President Mike Pence has addressed CPAC several times, but I suspect last night’s speech - his second major address since inauguration day - will be long remembered.
  • Dan Schneider [CPAC]: The Alt-Right Are 'Nothing But Garden Variety, Left-Wing Fascists' [ed]

    02/23/2017 9:10:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tyler O'Neal
    In a blistering CPAC speech following Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, the Independent Women's Forum's Sabrina Schaeffer, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, American Conservative Union (ACU) Executive Director Dan Schneider attacked the alt-right, claiming that those who identify with that term today have hijacked it for a philosophy fundamentally at odds with conservatism. "Just a few years ago, this hate-filled left-wing fascist group hijacked the very term 'alt-right,'" Schneider declared. "They did it intentionally because they want to deceive the media, they want to deceive you all about what they stand for, so they can try to become normalized,...
  • The Rage against the Machine — Understanding the Milo Phenomenon

    02/22/2017 8:19:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/22/2017 | David French
    Last week Bryan Curtis, the editor-at-large of the The Ringer, Bill Simmons’s interesting new sports and pop-culture website, wrote a much-discussed piece called “Sportswriting Has Become a Liberal Profession — Here’s How It Happened.” It was refreshingly self-aware in the way the best writing from inside a liberal bubble can be. Here was a man of the Left dropping any pretense of objectivity and declaring, “Today, sports writing is basically a liberal profession, practiced by liberals who enforce an unapologetically liberal code.” He went even further: He questioned the career “viability” not only of Trump-supporting sportswriters but also of...
  • Milo Needs "Moral Chains"

    02/22/2017 6:02:37 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 21 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/22/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    In opposing the godless and bloody French Revolution, Edmund Burke, the father of modern conservatism, concluded that, "I should therefore suspend my congratulations on the new liberty of France, until I was informed how it had been combined with government; with public force; with the discipline and obedience of armies;…with morality and religion;…with peace and order; with civil and social manners. All these (in their way) are good things too; and, without them, liberty is not a benefit whilst it lasts, and is not likely to continue long. The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what...
  • Grace Notes: New U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson's first target in D.C.? His colleagues' manners

    02/21/2017 7:42:08 PM PST · by condi2008 · 3 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie Grace
    In all, 46 of the 52 new members signed the document, which takes a stand for "productive dialogue" and against the idea that political rivals are enemies.
  • Hip Conservative Counter-Culture Vs. Repressive Liberal Establishment

    02/17/2017 3:26:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/17 | Jim O'Neill
    Conservatism is the new counter-culture. I must say, it is refreshingly pleasant to be right and hip at the same time James Delingpole recently observed that Ted Mallach believes that “the Brexit and Trump shocks of 2016…are the counter-reaction to the global takeover by the liberal-left in 1968.” This long overdue counter-reaction is, in fact, (as Milo and PJ Watson note) the vanguard of a new counter-culture—conservatism.
  • Conservatism is the NEW Counter-Culture - The Right Rises

    02/10/2017 5:06:17 AM PST · by tony75034 · 3 replies
    whatfinger.com ^ | 2/10/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    The left has controlled culture and politics for quite some time. it was only natural that in the past the Right was fought against by Counter-Culture people. Well, the fact is for teenagers and 20 year olds, all they have known is the Left dominating culture. Now rises the new Counter-Culture: Libertarian Right, which is the more accurate label for this new Conservative Rise we see happening before our eyes.
  • Blonde in the Belly of the Beast - from Seattle

    02/05/2017 2:28:19 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 12 replies
    Blonde in the Belly of the Beast Podcast ^ | Feb 4, 2017 | Rebecca Blonde
    "What starting a channel is like, why I started mine and what to do if you have a small blog, channel or podcast."
  • American Jews are becoming more conservative

    02/01/2017 12:09:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/01/2017 | Avrohom Gordimer
    Steve Feinstein’s recent article, “Why American Jews Are Overwhelmingly Liberal,” omitted a crucial part of the story: its conclusion.  While I do not take issue with the article’s facts, the truth is that a wave of conservatism, based on religious values, has been deeply cultivated and is robustly emerging on a major scale in the most vibrant and enduring segments of American Jewry. Studies have demonstrated that America’s secular and mostly liberal Jewish population is shrinking and disappearing, as a result of intermarriage and abandonment of Jewish identity and tradition.  Liberal Jewish congregations are dwindling and shutting down, and...
  • Trump has committed the most revolutionary act I've seen in 45 years

    01/26/2017 11:21:45 AM PST · by maddog55 · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2017 | Judge Napolitano
    Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) in ways that are revolutionary. With the stroke of a pen, the president assaulted the heart of the law that was the domestic centerpiece of his predecessor’s administration. How did this happen? How can a U.S. president, who took an oath to enforce the laws faithfully, gut one of them merely because he disagrees with it? Here is the back story. When ObamaCare went through Congress in 2010, all...
  • MS state senator blasts "unhappy liberal women" fueling social media firestorm - Freep This Poll

    01/24/2017 6:40:22 AM PST · by Howard Morrison · 19 replies
    MS News Now ^ | January 24, 2017 | Mary Grace Brantley
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A Mississippi state senator has created a firestorm on social media after a post on his Facebook page targeting the Women's March on Washington.
  • “The Future of Conservatism in America”

    01/11/2017 2:12:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | Allen West
    In some ten days, we will have the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. There can be no doubt that the election of Mr. Trump enabled a philosophical stay of execution for America. In these past eight years, we have been heading down the failed road of progressive socialism, which the political, media, academic, and entertainment elites all favor – to the demise of the greater Nation. Hence we have seen such an apoplectic response emanating from these circles who fail to comprehend how the “forgotten men and women” of America rejected and repudiated that which they embrace in their...
  • Standing Athwart History, Yelling "Meh."

    12/26/2016 10:00:13 AM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 26, 2016 | Michael Malice
    If you doubt conservatives are just slomo progressives, here's @DebraMessing RTing @Evan_McMullin promoting @NPR 's guide to truth
  • The Return of Street Corner Conservatism

    12/24/2016 7:44:29 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 23, 2016 | Matthew Continetti
    . . . I have been thinking about Gavin lately because his life and thought so perfectly capture the conservatism of Donald Trump. When you read Gavin, you begin to understand that the idea of Trump as a conservative is not oxymoronic. Trump is a conservative—of a particular type that is rare in intellectual circles. His conservatism is ignored or dismissed or opposed because, while it often reaches the same conclusions as more prevalent versions of conservatism, its impulses, emphases, and forms are different from those of traditionalism, anti-Communism, classical liberalism, Leo Strauss conservatism in its East and West Coast...
  • A More American Conservatism

    12/23/2016 4:01:49 PM PST · by Jerrybob · 5 replies
    Hillsdale College, Imprimis ^ | 12/23/16 | Larry Arnn, President Hillsdale College
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 2, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. The astonishing political campaign of 2016 involved much debate about whether Donald Trump is a conservative. He was not always facile with the lingo of conservatism, and he pointed out once that he was seeking the nomination of the Republican, not the conservative party. Yet there is a lot we can learn from him about conservatism.
  • Scarborough Warns: Republicans Will Be ‘Wiped Out’ in 2018 if They Go Too Far Right

    12/21/2016 6:08:48 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 100 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “There, I said it. Mark it Down. Write it.” That was Joe Scarborough on today’s Morning Joe predicting that Republicans will be “wiped out” in the 2018 elections if they govern as far right as the Trump cabinet selections suggest. Scarborough drew the analogy to the 1994, and more specifically to the 2010 midterm elections, when Dems suffered cataclysmic losses after an emboldened Obama admin governed from the left in its first two years. Scarborough misses an important point, in the view of this Insurrectionist. Dems didn’t get punished in 2010 because of the abstract notion that they governed too...
  • Time to Finish Off Liberalism is Now

    12/17/2016 2:16:28 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 44 replies
    Self | 12/17/2016 | EQAndyBuzz
    This is what we have been up against. From Alinsksy, "“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that...
  • Sowell: Where Are We?

    12/12/2016 2:01:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 13, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    We are now in a kind of political no-man's-land between an administration on its way out and a new administration taking shape. Predictions are always risky — and nowhere more so than in times like these. What we can do, however, is assess where we are, and what some of the opportunities and dangers are. The opportunities are many, which is to say that many things are in desperate need of changing, beginning with rebuilding our dangerously neglected and undermined military forces. The monstrosity of ObamaCare needs to be gotten rid of, not just cosmetically adjusted. Our fundamental freedoms under...
  • In Secular France, Catholic Conservatism Makes A Comeback

    12/08/2016 10:07:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | James McAuley
    In Secular France, Catholic Conservatism Makes A Comeback By James McAuley December 8. CHARTRES, France — For many French voters, François Fillon is more than a leading contender for president in next year’s elections: He is viewed as a crusader in the throes of a holy war. When Fillon handily won both rounds of France’s conservative primaries last month, he campaigned mostly on a genteel conservatism of economic restructuring and strengthened national security. But in a country that firmly defines itself as “secular” in its constitution, Fillon’s unexpected victory represented an astonishing prospect: the political reawakening of Catholic France after...
  • Does Belief in True Conservatism, Require One to Reject Equality?

    12/08/2016 7:21:17 AM PST · by pinochet · 51 replies
    A conservative is one who rejects, not only Marxism, but also the socialist and Jacobin ideologies which existed before the Marxist ideology came into existence. Marxism, socialism and Jacobinism, are the product of radical egalitarianism. 20th century American conservatives have exaggerated the differences between European conservatives and America's the founding fathers in the 1700s. European conservatism was about defending Monarchy and Aristocracy. America's founding fathers opposed King George III, but that does not mean they were hostile to all Kings. Jefferson was a great admirer of the ancient Persian King, Cyrus the Great, and got some of his ideas on...
  • No, Conservatism Should Not Embrace Populism

    11/27/2016 12:38:58 PM PST · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | November 26, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Populism? No thanks. I am not now, nor will I ever be, a populist. Evidently, that separates me from a growing number of commentators, including some conservatives, wistfully engaged in Washington's latest fad: over-interpreting Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election. The normally sensible Mike Lee, Republican senator from Utah, took to our pages to plead the case of "principled populism" -- which is akin to calling for a sober Bacchanalia. Not surprisingly, Senator Lee's brief doesn't get very far before strangling in its own illogic, as odes to populism inevitably do. The "characteristic weakness" of populism, he tells...
  • Conservatives Should Embrace Principled Populism — and Govern with Trump

    11/24/2016 4:02:00 AM PST · by randita · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/16 | Mike Lee
    Conservatives Should Embrace Principled Populism — and Govern with Trump By partnering, conservatives can help a President Trump decentralize power. By Mike Lee — November 24, 2016   ‘It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones,” Calvin Coolidge once said. With a unified federal government soon to be in Republican hands, however, maybe we can do a bit of both. But how? While congressional Republicans tend to identify as conservatives, President-elect Donald Trump is a populist. Many observers, including some Republicans, see this as an un-squareable circle. I disagree. For all the challenges a...
  • Mark Levin: Populism, nationalism and Americanism

    11/23/2016 8:00:22 AM PST · by 198ml · 58 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/23/16 | Mark Levin
    I would like to discuss something rather foundational. What do you think about this “new nationalism”? Do you think it's new? What does it mean? Does it mean putting America first? Does it, in fact, put America first? Has this new nationalism been tried before? It very much has. The phrase "new nationalism" was actually coined by Theodore Roosevelt in a speech he gave in Kansas on Sept. 1, 1910. In that speech, Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican, later to become a Progressive Party candidate, in essence denounced the Declaration of Independence, and embraced the new nationalism.
  • While Twitter bans Right Wing accounts, Child Pornography goes unnoticed

    11/21/2016 11:21:56 AM PST · by Admiral_Zeon · 41 replies
    Twitter doesn’t have a problem with “hate speech” it has a child pornography problem. While Twitter continues to purge right-leaning accounts at the behest of the Southern Poverty Law Center and other left-wing groups, it allows child pornography accounts. Twitter user @0hour has exposed the massive child pornography ring that exists on Twitter. As I was writing this article, the @0hour Twitter account was suspended. *If you happen to encounter any illicit/illegal material on Twitter or other social media platforms, immediately report it to the FBI.*
  • Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation

    11/10/2016 7:31:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 11/10/2016
    Blue-sters: Welcome to living in a world of isolation CHICAGO - It's evidently scary and somewhat traumatizing for Liberals to realize that there's half a population in America that sees things totally different from them. And there's a sizable number in the only blue Midwestern state of Illinois, too. What Liberals don't understand is that those that see the world from a traditional conservative perspective have been fully aware of the Leftist view imposed upon them and have psychologically learned to deal with it. It has made conservatives stronger and more committed to liberty than ever as they've watched the...
  • Kellyanne Conway becomes the first female to successfully run GOP presidential campaign

    11/09/2016 2:59:54 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 53 replies
    Fox4kc ^ | November 9, 2016 | CNN Wire
    Kellyanne Conway’s real house in Alpine, New Jersey, looks eerily like the one NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” imagined in a parody earlier this month. The bit fantasized what a day off would be like for her — rollerblading, painting, doing yoga — only to be constantly interrupted by demands for television appearances so that she can try to explain fictitious off-the-wall comments from her boss. In the few short months since becoming Trump’s campaign manager, Conway has become a constant fixture on television — laying out his agenda, talking points and often trying to smooth over Trump controversies. In dedicating...
  • John Wayne’s wisdom on liberals

    10/27/2016 2:19:46 AM PDT · by KineticAmerica · 37 replies
    KineticAmerica ^ | 10/27/2016 | KineticAmerica
    John Wayne’s excerpts from a 1975 interview between Tony Macklin and Wayne. His words, which are nearly 40 years old, sound like they could have been uttered today, as Wayne digs into liberal political tactics and fiscal policies
  • Why World Series Win For Cubs is Terrible for America

    10/26/2016 4:05:05 PM PDT · by 198ml · 18 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/26/16 | Rob Eno
    As a 43-year-old lifelong Red Sox fan, I understand heartbreak. I know exactly what it’s like to be a Cubs fan as they hurtle toward another potential devastating post-season loss. That’s why I should be excited and rooting right along with Cubs Nation as they set their sights on their first World Series title since 1908. But I just can’t get into it. Why? Because their owner, the Ricketts family, has done more to kill constitutional conservative campaigns this election cycle than just about any group in America.
  • Trump Filled the Vacuum Caused by the Fracture in the Conservative Movement

    10/04/2016 12:56:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 4, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, to the audio sound bites. I want to get started here because bouncing off of some of this is a good way to get started. Up first from yesterday's Fresh Air on NPR, the host, Terry Gross, was speaking with New York Times reporter Robert Draper about a recent article Draper has written. That article was titled, "How Donald Trump set off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media." And so the host says: "Do you think that the impact of talk radio and cable news is changing in terms of politics in America?" DRAPER: The...
  • The Interrupter Embarrasses America (Rush Pawns Tim Kaine And Left Alert)

    10/05/2016 11:20:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/05/2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So how many of you watched the Donald Trump debate last night on taxes and nicknames for women? How many of you saw that debate? Yeah. I have to tell you, folks, I nearly turned it off I can't tell you how many times. I was embarrassed by the whole thing. ... The critics of Donald Trump say that he's a buffoon and he's unserious and all this. Tim Kaine last night was an embarrassment, just an abomination, and the moderator was an embarrassment last night. So much became clear, so much became obvious. One of the things, I'll...
  • Conservative arts policy: Not an oxymoron

    09/26/2016 11:57:11 AM PDT · by oblomov · 12 replies
    C2C Journal ^ | 14 Sep 2016 | Leif Malling and Geoff Owen
    Artists are left wing, almost without exception. Most are contemptuous of conservatives. They loathe capitalism, trash tradition and back all the progressive, politically correct causes, from rainforests to electric cars to Obamacare. In July, Hollywood A-Listers lent their star power to the Democratic National Convention; Katy Perry, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon – even Bradley Cooper, star of American Sniper! A week earlier, the culturati scoffed at the (former) underwear model and reality TV personalities at the Republican National Convention. Michael Moore, Margaret Atwood, Neil Young, Sarah Polley, Alec Baldwin, K-OS, Sean Penn, Loco Locass, even Raffi – they all campaign...
  • Restatement on Flight 93 (Followup Article)

    09/14/2016 7:21:40 AM PDT · by rpierce · 17 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 9/13/16 | Publius Decius Mus
    Well, that was unexpected. Everything I said in “The Flight 93 Election” was derivative of things I had already said, with (I thought) more vim and vigor, in a now-defunct blog. I assumed the new piece would interest a handful of that blog’s remaining fans and no one else. My predictive powers proved imperfect. Which should cheer everyone who hated what I said: if I was wrong about the one thing, maybe I’m wrong about the others. But let me take the various objections in ascending order of importance. First is the objection to anonymity and specifically to the pseudonym....
  • Ronald Reagan's 1975 speech to YAF - Young Americans for Freedom

    Officers, members of YAF, Young Americans for Freedom, first of all let me thank you for allowing me share in this meeting with you in this manner, and at the same time express my regret that it was impossible for me to be there with you in person. You know you never cease to amaze me, you have followed a philosophy in spite of the fact that you spent your lives growing up in a nation that was characterized by an atmosphere of tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect. The era of the free lunch and the...
  • Time for the One Nation Full Court Press

    09/11/2016 8:14:03 AM PDT · by RobaWho
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | September 11, 2016 | Rob Cunningham
    Leverage these talented Americans to help teach why America is an amazing, noble, prosperous, charitable and beautiful nation. Why Now? Because truth awakens the spirit and truth is instantly recognizable. Millions have never been respected enough to hear these profound truths. You can share these great gifts with those never taught these insights.
  • Conservative Values Lead to Happiness

    09/06/2016 8:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2016 | Noel S. Williams
    Conservative values are more conducive to lasting happiness; liberal values tend to engender fleeting pleasure. Liberals pursue happiness, but for conservatives it naturally ensues. Ever wonder why so many liberal Democrats are seething in discontent? It’s because they are takers, not givers. Mounting research indicates that generosity, rather than selfishness, is more likely to produce lasting happiness, an elusive emotion for liberals who languish on the wrong side of the generosity gap. Supported by analysis of IRS tax data, there’s plenty of evidence that states who voted for John McCain gave far more of their discretionary income to charity than...
  • The Flight 93 Election [must read]

    09/06/2016 11:42:57 AM PDT · by rpierce · 128 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | 9/5/16 | Publius Decius Mus
    2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees. Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances. To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high—except perhaps in the pages...
  • Phyllis Schlafly, 1924-2016 (Phyllis Schlafly has died)

    09/05/2016 4:16:10 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 233 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/5/2016 | Christine Rouselle
    Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly passed away on Monday. She was 92. Schlafly, the founder of Eagle Forum, rose to prominence in the 1960s when she wrote the book A Choice, Not an Echo, which sold more than three million copies. She was a leading voice of opposition against the Equal Rights Amendment, fighting to preserve traditional gender roles. She wrote a total of 23 books, the most recent being an expanded edition of A Choice, Not an Echo. In March, Schlafly endorsed Donald Trump for president. Schafly was predeceased by her husband, John, and is survived by her six children.
  • Steven Crowder *LIVE* Thursday PODCAST (Dinesh D'Souza Tonight)

    08/18/2016 5:03:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    louderwithcrowder.com ^ | Aug. 18, 2016 | Steven Crowder
    Steven Crowder *LIVE* Thursday Podcast5PM PDT/8PM EDT *LIVE* Podcast Join Steven Crowder as he discusses current events using his humorous and often irreverent style.The podcast usually runs around 2 1/2 hours and is filled with his own satirical wit and interviews with a variety of guests of all political persuasions.
  • THE TRUMP SPEECH THAT WILL WIN HIM THE PRESIDENCY

    08/17/2016 8:51:12 PM PDT · by D-fendr · 54 replies
    PowerLine ^ | AUGUST 17, 2016 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    If Trump keeps giving this speech, and variants on it, for the next 90 days he will win the election. He needs, above all, to maintain message discipline. Yesterday, he riffed a bit here and there, but not substantively. He stuck to his script and delivered his message powerfully. He needs to keep that up until Election Day.
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Steven Crowder *LIVE* Thursday PODCAST

    08/11/2016 5:05:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    louderwithcrowder.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Steven Crowder
    Steven Crowder *LIVE* Thursday Podcast5PM PDT/8PM EDT *LIVE* Podcast Join Steven Crowder as he discusses current events using his humorous and often irreverent style.The podcast usually runs around 2 1/2 hours and is filled with his own satirical wit and interviews with a variety of guests of all political persuasions.
  • (Published: October 19, 2011) A Conservatism of Hope

    08/11/2016 12:57:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | W. Winston Elliott III
    Do we too retain the word “republic” long after we have lost the reality? Is the American Republic beyond hope? President Richard Nixon once asked Dr. Russell Kirk if “we have any hope.” Dr. Kirk replied that “…it is all a matter of belief. If most intelligent and energetic people come to believe the prophets of despair, then indeed ruin falls upon the state, for many folk withdraw to hidie-holes, there to conceal themselves from the coming wrath.” We should ask ourselves if we encourage our fellows to have hope. Do we suggest paths to cultural renewal as often as...
  • Trump Is Conservatism's Dunkirk [More NeverTrump Drivel]

    Trump fans have spent the last few months assuring conservatives that even if they don’t like Trump, they must vote for him: after all, they say, the West even sided with Stalin to stop Hitler. Why then can’t conservatives consolidate around Trump to stop Hillary? This historic analogy doesn’t work. It doesn’t work not only because Hillary isn’t Hitler. It doesn’t work because the Allies didn’t make Stalin president and grant him leadership of the West. They formed a temporary alliance, which ended the moment that Hitler had been defeated. Donald Trump will not become the object of some sort...
  • WaPo: Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton

    07/22/2016 5:47:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Stubbs
    We can't have President Trump, and she could do more to advance conservative ideas than he would. With the theatrics and tumult of the Republican National Convention behind us, many Republicans remain steadfast in their opposition to Donald Trump to be president of the United States. The reason is simple: Their conscience says he does not reflect their principles, nor those of our Republican Party. Trump’s isolationist approach, bombastic rhetoric and ignorance of issues are not things we can be proud to support. The president is the commander in chief, a role model for our children and America’s top ambassador...
  • [Vanity] The Livid Anti-Trump Conservo-sphere

    07/21/2016 3:11:40 PM PDT · by oblomov · 47 replies
    FR | 21 Jul 2016 | oblomov @ FR
    Moderators, I hope you'll permit the vanity. I wanted to solicit opinion from FReepers on the remaining NeverTrumpers. What amuses me is the degree to which the NeverTrumper disdain for Trump seems to be personal. It goes well beyond the superficial pettiness of a faculty lounge dispute, and seems bitter and vindictive. With some evidence (not much of which I can post here), I'll posit three motives: Personal slight against one or more NeverTrumpers, perhaps an ancient slight Trump has not paid sufficient fealty to the Conservo-sphere of writers and political consultants He has not hired Mike Murphy or Matthew...
  • These 3 Conservative Policies Have Allowed Indiana’s Economy to Flourish

    07/20/2016 11:22:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/06/2016 | Sen. Dan Coats
    1. Reduce Bureaucratic Red Tape Republican leaders made it easier to do business in Indiana. They reduced bureaucratic red tape and eliminated many unnecessary regulations. Rather than burdening employers and trying to micromanage how businesses operate, Republicans put in place policies that have allowed our state to grow. 2. Balance the Budget The state put its fiscal house in order. Statehouse leaders cut government spending, balanced the budget, created a surplus, and built a near record reserve fund. Indiana earned a triple-A credit rating in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. These strategies help put the state in a...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies criticism of Trump: 'He is a faker'

    07/12/2016 4:45:51 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 12, 2016 | Joan Biskupic
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it. "He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, going point by point, as if presenting a legal brief. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that."...