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  • What I Have Learned From Debating Young Liberals

    10/21/2014 6:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    In the recent months, I have been engaged in political debates with liberals mostly under the age of 40 (I am over the age of 40). These debates have taken place in person, via email and political discussion blogs. In each occurrence, I was contacted or confronted by the individuals who wanted to engage in discussions with me. I was personally contacted and invited to participate in discussions on a blog that repost some of my articles. However, after each round of discussions, I am saddened with the realization that our great country is in deep trouble if today’s young...
  • A Time for Choosing at 50 - Remembering Reagan's famous speech

    10/21/2014 1:17:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 21, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    October 27, 1964. Fifty years ago. It was a Tuesday night, one week from election day. As the Johnson-Goldwater campaign wound to its end, with Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society liberalism he was championing poised to win in a landslide over GOP nominee Senator Barry Goldwater, Americans turned on their television sets to see one last political commercial. They quickly discovered a very familiar face in a very unfamiliar setting.Actor Ronald Reagan, longtime movie and TV star, newly the host and occasional star of Death Valley Days, a weekly TV series based on the old West, was introduced by...
  • American Conservatives of Color

    10/19/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    The principles of conservatism – personal empowerment, less government intrusion into private lives, a strong national defense, greater individual freedom & liberty, fiscal responsibility from our elected officials – make sense and work for all people, regardless of race or ethnicity. The chasm between black (and brown) and conservative America is unhealthy for both sides, and at B&C.com we are dedicated to helping bridge that gap. Our deepest desire is to aid in bringing both sides to a place of mutual understanding and respect. Black America, we have got to change the way we operate. Automatically running to one political...
  • Conservatives fear Justice Roberts going soft

    10/18/2014 6:36:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/18/2014 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    Chief Justice John Roberts seems to be going wobbly again. Conservatives, still smarting from what they view as an ideological betrayal by Roberts two years ago in the Supreme Court’s 5-4 Obamacare decision, have looked on suspiciously in recent weeks as the chief justice twice appeared to side with the court’s liberals and Justice Anthony Kennedy against the court’s conservatives. When the high court issued orders last week blocking Wisconsin’s voter ID law and stopping enforcement of key parts of Texas’s new restrictions on abortion clinics, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito publicly dissented. Roberts was notably silent....
  • Hold Your Nose to Vote But For Goodness Sake, Don't Stay Home

    10/16/2014 5:56:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 128 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 10-16-14 | Alicia Colon
    As the days trickle down to a precious few before Election Day, I have become increasingly depressed by the comments I've read on several conservative forums. There are way too many conservatives expressing dissatisfaction with the GOP candidates running next month and in the possible lineup in 2016. They say before they vote for a RINO, they'd rather stay home. There was a time when I would have admired their principled position but not this year. It is vitally important that the Republicans take over the Senate because the sad fact is that President Obama would never have been able...
  • On the Cusp of a Great American Awakening?

    10/15/2014 4:14:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I got a note from a friend of mine last night. I'm going to spend time on this, not right now, but I don't want you to miss this. I got a note from a friend last night who was really happy, really ecstatic, because he believes, or he did until he talked to me, he believes that we are on the threshold here of a major American reawakening. He thinks that we're on the cusp. He can't put his finger on it. He's a well-known writer and he thinks that all of these things happening here...
  • UKIP gains first elected MP with Clacton win

    10/09/2014 8:00:49 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/09/2014 | BBC News
    n his acceptance speech Mr Carswell, who gained 21,113 votes (59.75%) on a 44% swing from the Conservatives, said: "I resigned from parliament to face this election because I answer first, foremost and last to you. You are my boss. I will not let you down. "To my new party I offer these thoughts: humility when we win, modesty when we are proved right. If we speak with passion, let it always be tempered by compassion. "We must be a party for all Britain and all Britons: first and second generation as much as every other. Our strength must lie...
  • Can Cruz Save the Day?

    10/02/2014 1:12:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 2, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Conservative activists fear that lack of a national theme or agenda for this election cycle will depress conservative turnout, leaving Republicans with — at best — a bare Senate majority rather than the larger wave that some political observers have predicted. “One of the things you must give the voters is a tune they can whistle, and Republicans are not doing that this time,” longtime conservative fundraiser Richard Viguerie tells National Review Online. Instead, party leadership is too passive in waiting for Democrats to self-destruct, according to activists. ​ “The concern is that the Republicans are trying to drift past...
  • Republicans do conservatism a disservice by running on nothing

    09/29/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/29/2014 | Philip Klein
    If history has taught conservatives anything, it is that having Republicans in power is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition to advance a conservative agenda. During the George W. Bush era, for instance, Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress. Spending soared, the federal role in education grew, and entitlements underwent their most significant expansion since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. Republicans claim to have rediscovered their commitment to limited government principles as a reaction to President Obama. But with the possibility of retaking control of the Senate within their grasp, Republicans have decided to pursue...
  • Texas has become epicenter of conservative movement

    09/21/2014 9:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Balz, Chief correspondent
    AUSTIN — Twenty years ago this November, Texas elected George P. Bush’s uncle as governor. That election cemented Republicans in power in the Lone Star State after a steady period of ascendance. Democrats haven’t won a statewide elective office since and their candidates for governor (state Sen. Wendy Davis) and lieutenant governor (state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte) are currently seen here in Texas as underdogs this fall. In the two decades since George W. Bush became governor, the Republican Party here has turned several shades redder. Texas might qualify now as the epicenter of the conservative movement across the...
  • Atlas Shrugged part 3 in Theaters (find one near you)

    09/21/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 25 replies
    atlas shrugged movie ^ | 9/21/2014 | freeAtlanta
    Atlas Shrugged - the movieFind Theater near you
  • The New Conservative Love Affair With Canada

    09/20/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/19/2014 | Josh Barro
    There’s a great deal of truth to the conservative praise for Canada. Its fiscal choices have shown how a country can maintain a strong social safety net while taxing and spending efficiently and encouraging private investment. Openness to trade and skilled immigration have made Canada an attractive place to invest; perhaps too attractive for some, given the dizzying way Chinese investment has driven up housing prices in Vancouver. But there are two big caveats to the conservative case for Canada. First, the offsets. “The things conservatives love about Canada are closely linked to the things they hate most about Canada,”...
  • Can Sam Brownback Survive?

    09/18/2014 6:39:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    Even before his election as governor in 2010, liberal observers were warning about Sam Brownback. In October of that year, the New York Times warned that the mere prospect of Brownback’s ascent was “redefining” the Republican party. That’s certainly been his goal. Operating on the assumption that change in the states drives change in Washington, Brownback has, over the past four years, slashed income taxes, privatized Medicaid, expanded gun rights, and taken on the state’s teachers’ unions. Those reforms may have made him a hero to conservatives, but they have also made him a major target this election cycle. For...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Is Winning

    09/14/2014 11:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | The September 13, 2014 edition | Simon van Zuylen-Wood
    Conservatism's former enfant terrible has been cast out of polite society and may soon face jail time. But business has never been better.Dinesh D'Souza is scrolling through his iPhone, showing me photos of C-list movie stars. "So my latest thing is tweeting out pictures of me with really attractive actresses," he says, giggling. There he is, standing next to a blond woman. "This is the actress Kelly Carlson. She came to one of our screenings. She's in, you know, Made of Honor." ("Christie/Wife #6.") He scrolls some more. "This is Stacey Dash, who's in Clueless." ("Dionne."). "She's a huge fan...
  • Do Millennials Need Conservatism?

    09/09/2014 8:46:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 8, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    America has fought for the Constitution and its values for a short time, but liberals and progressives have gotten the upper hand as of late. Tim Donner, the president of One Generation Away, spoke at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. on the importance of teaching millennials, youth and children about the Federalist Papers and the U.S. Constitution. One Generation Away is a non-profit organization committed to restore American constitutional values. millennials on electronics Donner shared how the Constitution “has been a subject of great debate over the last several years” and yet, “the good news and...
  • Gallup, Battleground, and Conservatism: Conservatives in America outnumber Liberals 58-37

    09/08/2014 3:29:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/08/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Within a few days, the Gallup Poll and the Battleground Poll provided more polling data that demonstrates just how much conservatives outnumber liberals in America. The Gallup Poll, in its August 26 “State by State: Key Metrics for 2014,” provided data that reveals that in all but three states – Hawaii, Vermont, and Massachusetts – conservatives outnumber liberals. This is consistent with all prior Gallup Poll results for many years. In a few of these polls, conservatives have outnumbered liberals in every state of the nation, and in a few of these polls, liberals outnumber conservatives in one or two...
  • Seavey and Perry: Adventures in Podcasting

    09/06/2014 11:10:48 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 6, 2014 | Gerard J. Perry
    This week we cover everything from the futility of New York State's Conservative Party-from William F. Buckley's idealism to a third rate patronage mill-to the phone hacking scandal roiling Hollywood, to the reason why Corey Booker might not have done such a swell job as mayor of Newark, New Jersey.
  • Celebrate Constitution Week In New York City

    09/04/2014 10:31:31 AM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 4, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    The political impact of the Tea Party is a subject which has been debated ceaselessly over the course of the past six years. Even as it has made tremendous strides in mobilizing public opposition to disastrous statist manipulations of the economy and health care, the tangible results of this nationwide experiment in philosophical education and civic action have been ambiguous, at best. Many in the class of newcomers ushered into Congress on a wave of conservative resistance in 2010 have turned their backs on the citizens who voted them into office, in an all-too-familiar pattern of ostensible outsiders being absorbed...
  • Conservatism is Calling

    09/03/2014 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Bullish · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Oct 25, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    Mark Levin had a caller last night that is the maker of this video. Mark has seen it and is very impressed by it. He took the callers number and is going to see if he can help him produce more like it. The vid is about a year old but it is well worth the 7 min watch if you haven't seen it before. Forgive if it's been posted here before. A FR search turned up nothing. Conservatism is calling
  • David Pennington: Republicans are Georgia’s problem

    08/27/2014 9:07:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 20 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | August 27,2014 | David Pennington
    Recently, a friend lamented that the liberal left is destroying America, but I disagreed. The left is consistent and transparent in its belief that big government, higher taxes and more regulation serve the greater good. The right espouses a limited government platform of lower taxes, less spending and less regulation, which frees capital resulting in innovation and job creation. But do Georgia Republicans practice what they preach Georgia’s fiscal year 2014 results illustrate the reality vs. the rhetoric. Our revenue jumped $879 million over fiscal year 2013; but $473 million of this increase resulted from the new way cars are...
  • To Reach Latinos, GOP Must Alter Its Message, Tone

    08/22/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 22, 104 | Maria T. Cardona
    There is no doubt that the Latino electorate is becoming increasingly important in presidential elections and will become even more so in the future. Today, one in six Americans are of Latino descent. By 2050, that number will be one in three. ......................................................... At a time when one-fourth of all kindergarten age children in the country are Latino, and when the majority of births are children of color, the Republican Party had better find a way to embrace policies that do not demonize the government that is currently seen as a partner of the communities they need to reach.
  • Glenn Beck: ditching conservatism - New profile in HuffPo: ‘he is mellowing a bit’

    08/22/2014 11:27:20 AM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 88 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 22, 2014 | Media Equalizer
    targeting Fox’s Tantaros Spumoni 1 Tough decision: ‘Day Of Rage!!!’ or spumoni? James Foley Did you view that horrible beheading video? US President Obama waves from a golf cart in Kailua Conservatives: too wimpy to hold Obama accountable? Ferguson - Fox 1 MSNBC’s ‘lynch mob mentality’ blasted Politics / Radio / Television Glenn Beck: ditching conservatism New profile in HuffPo: ‘he is mellowing a bit’ By Brian Maloney August 22nd, 2014, 1:58 EDT Beck Glenn 3 That he was even willing to do an interview with a “progressive” publication like the Huffington Post was the first clue. But whatever his...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Turns 90 Today

    08/15/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jeff Lipkes
    Very few individuals who were not politicians or generals have had a major impact on American political history. Phyllis Schlafly is one of the exceptions. Twice. In 1964, she helped launch the grass-roots conservative movement that flourishes today, transformed by the internet, and in 1972 she inaugurated what came to be called “social conservatism.” More than any other individual, she was responsible for the nomination of Barry Goldwater, and thus, indirectly, Ronald Reagan. And virtually single-handedly, she defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. Schlafly was born 90 years ago today in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Odile Stewart....
  • How late-marrying, contraception-using progressives are helping the religious right

    08/12/2014 4:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/12/2014 | By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    f nothing else, the continuing fight over ObamaCare's infamous contraception mandate has revealed two profound cultural divides in America. The first is about the role of government. The other is about fertility. It increasingly seems as if the progressive secular worldview is almost hostile to fertility. The logic behind the contraception mandate all but implies that the only way to lead a truly free and human life is to lead a contracepted life. As the Cato Institute's Julian Sanchez has argued, the mandate seems designed not so much to improve access to contraception — a nonproblem — but rather to...
  • Google's Perfidy:The Most Viral Video for 2014:Conservatism Is All About The Best For Everybody

    08/12/2014 4:33:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 4, 2014 | Ed Shelton
    This video, deemed the most viral for 2014 is seen below as the author/creator had intended for it to be presented on You Tube,with the image of Rush Limbaugh positioned on his right and emblazoned with the words "Conservatism Is All About The Best For Everybody. It's All.....You Tube is certainly aware of the design as intended by the video creator because, as I've demonstrated with the image of a You Tube search for "Most Viral video of 2014" and the first three search results,the second result clearly showing the video with the design as its creator intended. But You...
  • Tea Party’s horrifying cousin: Here comes “constitutional conservatism”

    08/11/2014 6:11:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    salon.com ^ | 8/11/14 | Heather Digby Parton
    The emerging conventional wisdom that the Tea Party is being vanquished by the GOP establishment, based solely on the fact they are beating primary challengers, is exceedingly myopic. If you believe that, you have a very superficial view of what constitutes “winning.” These primaries are forcing the allegedly mainstream candidates to move far to the right and the performance of the past few years proves that when this happens the Party stays far right as a result of this threat. Primaries can be very effective tools if used properly — and if they are backed up by money and influence,...
  • Ted Cruz for President?

    08/09/2014 3:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2014 | Molly Ball
    Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure. FORT WORTH, Texas—After finishing his speech, Ted Cruz announced he would take questions from the audience. But instead of asking him anything, they just wanted to tell the Republican senator how great he was. "When I look at you, I can imagine you would be just like one of the founding fathers of this country," one woman said from the microphone stand in the middle of the hotel ballroom. "Honor to you, Ted Cruz," said the next. "We...
  • Libertarian Folly: Why Everybody is a Social-issues Voter

    08/07/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 242 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. “Social issues are not the business of government!” says thoroughly modern millennial. It’s a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the “Liberty Kids” are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn’t the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple.If you would claim to be purely fiscal, or assert that “social issues” should...
  • The Conservative Case for a Guaranteed Basic Income: To reduce government spending and intrusion.

    08/06/2014 7:20:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/06/2014 | NOAH GORDON
    Last week, my colleague David Frum argued that conservative welfare reformers need to focus on simplification. As a young crop of conservative policymakers announce a range of proposals, there’s some movement in that direction. Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s plan would move most of America’s existing welfare funding into a single “flex-fund” to be disbursed to the states. Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, partly inspired by the “universal credit” reforms of Britain’s Conservative government, proposes allowing states to combine different forms of federal anti-poverty funding—food stamps, housing assistance, and more—into a single funding stream. In a recent speech about fighting poverty, Utah...
  • Official Primary Live Thread (KS, MI, MO, WA, TN)

    08/05/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Dacula · 262 replies
    Should be an interesting night.
  • What Atheists Have To Offer The Right

    08/05/2014 9:49:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Conservative writer and CNN talking head S.E. Cupp recently put out a video describing how she has been welcomed among conservatives even though she is an atheist. This led Hot Air's Allahpundit to chime in with his own experiences, citing myself and National Review's Charles Cooke as other examples of atheists on the Right. And we're not the only ones. There's Heather Mac Donald and Walter Olson, and a whole website devoted to the issue. Among marquee names, there are a few famous agnostics/atheists like Charles Krauthammer and George Will. When you start looking, we're everywhere. I pretty much agree...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Getting ‘Buzzed On Suds’ While Country Drowns

    07/13/2014 8:07:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 12 2014 | (unsigned that I can see)
    Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama probably won’t be getting together for a beer anytime soon. Palin joined the chorus of those assailing the president for taking the time to drink beer and play pool during an interlude in his recent big-ticket campaign fundraising trips to Colorado and Texas, yet refusing to schedule a visit the southern border for a first-hand look at the ongoing illegal immigration surge. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1348369/sarah-palin-obama-getting-buzzed-on-suds-while-country-drowns/#ee7VBoasVzk1rJKW.99
  • Wanted: True Conservative Mettle (starts off mentioning Sarah Palin, though more general)

    07/13/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    The Ledger.com ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. | By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON POST
    WASHINGTON | A few recent developments have revealed the tea party temperament in its most distilled, potent form. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama on the theory that his border policies are "the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas.' " (excerpt)
  • Sen Kirk not planning to back Manchin Ex-Im bill [Schumer's bi-partisan bill - poof!?]

    07/02/2014 12:50:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Sen. Mark Kirk’s (R-Ill.) office said the centrist senator has no plans to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. The move comes after Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Senate Democrats would organize a vote on reauthorizing Ex-Im, a top priority for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, soon after the July 4 recess. Schumer’s move highlights how renewing the Export-Import Bank is becoming more of a partisan issue. Republicans are divided over renewing Ex-Im, with Tea Party conservatives arguing the bank’s financing of loans and loan guarantees is a form of crony capitalism best left...
  • Why the Roberts Court Is Less Conservative Than You Think

    06/27/2014 6:43:51 AM PDT · by koanhead · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/25/14 | Doug Kendall and Brannie Gorod
    The Roberts Court certainly seems like a conservative juggernaut. And, yes, from campaign finance to race to religion, it has moved the law dramatically to the right. But Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on cell-phone privacy shows that this isn't the entire story. In a number of significant areas of law, a majority of the Roberts Court will line up behind rulings that are not so much conservative as libertarian, often with a surprisingly progressive bent. That is certainly true of Riley v. California, in which Chief Justice John Roberts, on behalf of his unanimous colleagues, concluded Wednesday that police may...
  • Tea Party’s hot mess: Inside a noisy, disenchanted movement (buckle up for this)

    06/25/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | June 25, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    In Mississippi on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel in a runoff election to determine who would be the state Republican PartyÂ’s nominee for Senate in the extremely conservative state. Despite the fact that the two men were more or less indistinguishable on issue positions, the race was remarkably contentious and largely defined by dueling allegations of impropriety and fraud. Indeed, while non-conservatives may consider the differences between the so-called establishment and Tea Party wings of the GOP to be slight, the primary battle that reached its culmination last night is clear evidence that Republicans themselves...
  • Gallup Poll of Trust Shows Conservative America

    06/24/2014 6:08:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Gallup on June 19 published a poll that dealt with American confidence in institutions, alleging that public faith in Congress reached the lowest point since the question had been polled. Was that the real story? An analysis of the polling results of American confidence in different institutions, and a review of those results over time suggests something much more significant: Americans overwhelmingly express confidence in those institutions historically connected with conservatism and overwhelmingly express little faith in those institutions historically connected with leftism. The June 19 poll story itself provides a clear picture of how conservative Americans feel when identifying...
  • A year of living negatively (Obama's favorite journalist - GOP-e must believe this stuff)

    06/23/2014 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    "..........The survey also showed that Republican divisions are not the invention of right-wing talk-show hosts or bloggers. Republicans who support the tea party are well to the right of others in their party. As NBC’s First Read reported, 68 percent of tea party Republicans said that immigration hurts the United States, compared with only 47 percent of non-tea party Republicans and 42 percent of all Americans. And a PRRI/Brookings survey (with which I was involved) found that while 41 percent of tea party members favored identifying and deporting illegal immigrants, only 26 percent of non-tea party Republicans preferred this option....
  • Conservative University’ aims to bring a right-of-center balance to campus

    06/19/2014 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | June 18, 2014 | Alyson Faucett
    College campuses across the country are filled with professors that strive to enhance the lives of their students through education. However, it’s no secret that many of these educators teach their courses from their own left-of-center perspective. Accuracy in Academia is launching a new online education initiative called “Conservative University” to promote conservative principles that aren’t part of the debate at many schools. The program will launch this Friday at the Network of enlightened Women’s national conference in Washington, D.C., and will be offered for free online. The first course is entitled “Sex, Lies & Women’s Studies.” “We’ve been covering...
  • Conservatives to new leadership: Don't get too comfortable

    06/15/2014 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Russell Berman
    No matter what happens next week, the full slate of leaders will face another vote in November or early December after the midterms. Conservative challengers who passed on this rapid race now have more than five months to prepare anew and build up their base of support within the conference. In his Thursday statement announcing his decision not to run, Hensarling said he had concluded that this was “not the right race at the right time” – a signal he is keeping his options open and could challenge McCarthy or Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the fall. Even before Cantor’s...
  • The Hypocrisy of the Alarm Over ‘Right-Wing Terrorism’

    06/12/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 12,2014 | Robert Spencer
    In covering the killings in Las Vegas by Jerad and Amanda Miller this week, mainstream media commentators once again displayed their hypocrisy and double standard regarding Islamic terrorism and terror attacks that are supposedly “right-wing.” CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen wrote Tuesday the Millers “appear to have been motivated by extreme far-right views. The couple left a flag at the scene of the crime with the words ‘Don’t Tread on Me,’ a Revolutionary War symbol used by some anti-government extremists.” Bergen went on to emphasize that “countering violent extremism cannot simply be a demand placed on Muslim communities to...
  • The Modern Freedom Movement, 1940-2014

    06/03/2014 9:15:11 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 14 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | June 2, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    It began in the early 1940s. FDR had launched the New Deal’s collectivization of America, and a small but prescient group of libertarian and conservative intellectuals were in rebellion – such thinkers as Richard Weaver, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, John T. Flynn, Rose Wilder Lane, Isabel Paterson, and Ayn Rand, to be followed a decade later by the likes of Russell Kirk, Frank Meyer, and Murray Rothbard. Out of their cerebral and activist efforts there began the movement to repeal the overweening statism that was infiltrating America from Europe via Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes. The infamous year...
  • Turning back the destruction of America wrought by liberals

    06/01/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | May 31, 2014 | Willes Lee
    This speech was presented by Willes K. Lee, Vice President Western Region, National Federation of Republican Assemblies at the Alaska Republican Assembly State Convention and Straw Poll on May 24, 2014, in Menard Sports Center, Wasilla, Alaska.Aloha. Good morning. Thank you for that generous introduction. Thank you [organizers, hosts, officials], President Angle, conservatives. Thank you, Adele. We are blessed with your music. I am having so much fun being with Alaska conservatives. Are we among friends? Are there any liberals here? It is Memorial Day weekend. We’ve already met our veterans who are present. I suggest that sometime this weekend,...
  • Abortion Polls and Hidden Conservatism

    05/27/2014 6:50:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2014 | Bruce Walker
    I have written a great deal about the solid conservative majority in America. Most conservatives seem to think that Americans describe themselves as “conservative” when in fact they are not – but polling data on the public policy question of abortion shows that this is not true. In fact, this data strongly suggests what I have long suspected: many Americans decline to call themselves “conservative” when in fact they are conservative. When we grasp the madness and wickedness of leftism, this makes sense. No sane or moral person could ascribe to that that toxic misology. What do people mean when...
  • British elections dismay establishment leftists: Voters turning conservative all over Europe

    05/24/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    All over Europe, voters are turning in a conservative direction, and against the autocratic European Union and its big government enablers. New York Times reporters Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle write a dripping-with-disdain account of local election results in the UK, which will be followed tomorrow by results for the European Parliament. To them, conservatgives are “right wingers” or “far-right” and those who object to EU takeover of sovereignty are “anti-Europe.” Voters in Britain sent a forceful message of discontent to established political parties on Friday, as returns from local elections showed an even stronger following than expected for the...
  • The 'Almost Exclusively White Phenomenon' of Conservatism

    05/23/2014 8:08:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2014 | John Bennett
      Every conservative should consider the profound and possibly awful observation made by the New York Times’ Josh Barro (italics added): The rush to stand with Mr. Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management is the latest incarnation of conservative antigovernment messaging. And nonwhites are not interested, because a gut-level aversion to the government is almost exclusively a white phenomenon. If there were validity to Barro’s observation, then any anti-government political philosophy (that wished to survive) would seek to reduce immigration. After all, America is rapidly importing economically poor, poorly educated, low-skilled immigrants.  Those immigrants generate racial inequalities, and inequality...
  • The Politico Poll and Conservative Strength: A leftist lie out there that people keep believing.

    05/21/2014 10:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/21/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Politico has come out with a new poll, and the results in many ways are encouraging for Republicans. The population sample was from competitive House districts and competitive Senate races, so these results are particularly important in terms of winning congressional races legitimately in play in both houses of Congress. Voters are more likely to vote for Republican candidates than Democrat candidates; those voters who strongly support one party over the other also favor Republicans; and voters who are enthusiastic about voting also favor Republicans. If this pattern in swing districts and states continues through to November, Republicans will not...
  • Profiles in Courage

    05/18/2014 4:23:44 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 6 replies
    WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | 5/26/2014 | William Kristol
    PROFILES IN COURAGE William Kristol May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35 Two emails recently showed up, one right after the other, in my inbox. The first was a mass mailing from Ron Paul (my inbox is a big tent!). Its subject line: “The IRS asked for a fight. How about a revolution?” The second was a review by Peter Berkowitz of the recently reissued book by Roger Scruton, The Meaning of Conservatism. One couldn’t help but be struck by the contrast between these missives from different precincts of conservatism. Paul’s spirited fundraising letter is, to say the least, a...
  • How A Conservative Darling Could Lose His Conservative State

    05/18/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/18/2014 | Alan Greenblatt
    There's been nothing but bad news lately for Gov. Sam Brownback. The FBI is investigating close associates of the Kansas Republican, including his former chief of staff, for possible lobbying and fundraising improprieties, as well as sweetheart deals involving state business. Brownback dismisses it as a "smear" campaign. Nothing may come of it, but it's certainly made for some bad press. Also, the state's bond rating was cut earlier this month amid plunging revenues, lending credibility to his opponents' arguments that his massive tax-cut packages have damaged the state. "The polls show that he's very vulnerable for somebody who should...
  • Angry Conservative Birds Need to Flock Together

    05/16/2014 6:33:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Stop listening to so much conservative talk radio. Take a break. Watch a cartoon. Go to a ballgame. Do anything else for a while but think, talk or argue about politics. Do what I do and listen to country music instead. I guarantee you won’t be so angry all the time. That’s what I told a bunch of riled-up conservatives the other day when I ran into them at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. I think I really shocked them when I said I rarely listen to talk radio. What? You don’t listen to Sean or Rush or Levin every...