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  • How the Right Can Use Compassion to Out-Argue the Left

    11/27/2015 7:34:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2015 | Greg Gutfeld
    So, how do you win an argument against someone who thinks you're evil? Who thinks you're greedy, selfish, wrong, racist, and, like I said, evil? Don't ask me, I'm evil (but sexy). But last week, I was walking with a friend of mine, a real-estate guy named Joe -- and he asked me what I thought of Andrew Cuomo. I said that I thought he was weak, and waffling way too much on fracking (which is partly responsible for a welcome move toward energy independence). I believe we should be fracking, and helping out the rest of New York State,...
  • Argentina's new conservative president is about to turn the country on its head

    11/23/2015 8:40:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/23/2015 | Richard Lough, Reuters
    BUENOS AIRES -- Conservative challenger Mauricio Macri turned Argentine politics on its head on Sunday, kicking the ruling Peronist movement out of power with a promise to liberalize the ailing economy and end a culture of divisive politics. Macri, the son of an Italian-born construction magnate, won the election by tapping into frustration over anemic growth, high inflation, and corruption, and he will become only the third non-Peronist leader since the end of military rule in 1983. The other two failed to finish their terms, however, a reminder of the difficulties that Peronist labor unions, state governors, and opponents in...
  • How Ted Cruz could win the GOP nomination (MSNBC)

    11/21/2015 10:50:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    msnbc ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | Benjy Sarlin
    KINGSTON, New Hampshire – Nancy Buckley, a Republican from Massachusetts, drove to a packed Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here, where she and several dozen predominantly older voters waited patiently for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to speak. 'Im looking for someone who wont approve amnesty,' Buckley told MSNBC. 'Its probably down to Cruz and Trump right now, [Im] just trying to get a feel for them both.' Amid the graying crowd, a handful of young men in Cruz-branded vests and sweaters moved through the room collecting personal information. The candidate stood in the back of the room in front...
  • The Undercover Boss / On conservatism and Bruce Springsteen

    11/20/2015 9:13:38 AM PST · by darkness78 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2012 | Daniel Foster
    That’s the first thing I tell people who ask me how I can reconcile my ongoing (knock wood) employment at National Review with my Bruce Springsteen partisanship — as many did after the Obama campaign carted out the Boss in Ohio last week to shill for four more years of Hope Things Change. Now, I’m not the first portly conservative from Jersey who has been called on to square his politics with his taste in music. In a lengthy profile on the subject, The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg asked Governor Chris Christie, whose love for the Boss borders on the monomaniacal,...
  • What an American Crusade would look like

    11/19/2015 9:50:36 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 15 replies
    EQAndyBuzz | 11/19/2015 | Self
    American Christians are under constant attack by the Government. In schools, at official events and in our day to day business operations, we are called intolerant and forced to abide by a set of rules which are not Constitutional.
  • Fusionism, 60 Years Later

    11/08/2015 3:27:22 PM PST · by TBP · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | JONAH GOLDBERG
    Who lost the libertarians?” It’s a question you hear a lot from conservatives of late. The reason should be obvious to anyone who has followed the conservative movement’s internecine intellectual frictions over the last decade — or decades. Self-described libertarians are a minority, even among the ranks of people one could properly describe as libertarian. On many, or even most, contentious public-policy issues — economics, gun rights, health care, free speech, regulation, constitutional interpretation — most support for the libertarian position actually comes from people who describe themselves as conservatives. In other words, conservatives tend to be libertarian, but libertarians...
  • The American definition of a conservative, and why that definition matters [Vanity]

    11/07/2015 11:58:56 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    Free Republic | 11-8-2015 | Tom Hoefling
    What exactly is a conservative, in the historical American sense of that word? A conservative is someone who understands the self-evident truth that our rights come from God, not from any man. A conservative is someone who understands that, before anything else, legitimate human government exists to equally protect and defend our God-given, unalienable, individual rights, including the rights of those who are as yet unborn. A conservative is someone who understands the simple difference between right and wrong. A conservative is someone who understands the fundamental, crucial nature of the God-created, God-defined, God-instituted marital union of one man and...
  • Prof Greets Incoming Class of Precious Snowflakes with Speech Crushing Their PC Beliefs

    11/07/2015 12:34:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | Michael Hausam
    Mike Adams, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington is not your stereotypical left-wing teacher. On the heels of a report that showed that liberal arts professors overwhelmingly support Democrats, Adams’ semester-opening statement to his students has gone viral. First printed in Townhall in late August, over the last few days it has been reprinted multiple times. [Trigger warning: The following is extraordinarily insensitive and its candor may cause some students to be highly offended. Symptoms of being confronted with viewpoints other than one’s own may cause one to get “the vapors” and students have even been known to...
  • The 2015 Election Tightened The Republican Stranglehold...

    11/04/2015 1:40:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/04/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    It's hard to overstate how important those GOP gains — and the consolidation of them we've seen in the last few years — are to the relative fates of the two parties. While the story at the national level suggests a Republican Party that is growing increasingly white, old and out of step with the country on social issues, the narrative at the local level is very different. Republicans are prospering at the state level in ways that suggest that the party's messaging is far from broken. There are other, more pragmatic effects of the GOP dominance in governor's races...
  • Social Security Reform: A Conservative Plan; Strengthen safety net, build private savings on top.

    11/04/2015 7:13:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/04/2015 | by ANDREW G. BIGGS
    Social Security's financial health has deteriorated significantly over the past eight years, with multi-trillion-dollar funding shortfalls posing a threat to retirees and taxpayers alike. But if Social Security is to thrive in the 21st century, the next president needs to do more than simply adjust its tax and benefit rules. Instead, Social Security needs a new paradigm for how individuals and government programs contribute to retirement security. Social Security receives scant attention compared to many other policy issues, large and small. But Social Security is an important program, both in its impact on Americans' lives and in what it says...
  • Is Paul Ryan Obama’s Puppet? [Brer Rabbit in the Briar Patch]

    11/02/2015 1:05:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | November 1, 2015 | Streiff
    POLITICO has an interesting piece this weekend which I can only think is an effort by the White House to cripple Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) efforts to achieve a rapprochement with conservatives in general and the Freedom Caucus (HFC) in particular. Titled Obama and Ryan: Covert collaborators, it is unique in being sourced entirely from White House sources. President Barack Obama and House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) haven't had a face-to-face meeting in more than two-and-a-half years. And despite Ryan's election this week and Obama's congratulatory call to him in advance of the vote, there still isn't one scheduled.But...
  • I Am a PROGRESSive Conservative

    10/31/2015 10:01:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    Vanity ^ | 31 Oct 15 | Xzins
    I am a Progressive Conservative. I base this on the definition of the word "progress". From the Merriam-Webster site: "the process of improving or developing something over a period of time". Among conservatives who follow the news, this word would seem almost a contradiction. They are used to hearing the word associated with liberalism and socialism. It appears those movements have co-opted a perfectly positive word "progressive" with its root word meaning of improvement. My sense is that the average person sees the word "progressive" and thinks "progress". This average person has little connection to secular campuses in which 'progressive'...
  • How the GOP Can Appeal to Black Voters

    10/28/2015 7:43:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/28/2015 | Theodore r. Johnson
    In October 2012, just as presidential campaigning had reached fever pitch, I was raking leaves in the front yard of my northern-Virginia home when I noticed a pack of volunteers clad in Romney 2012 T-shirts canvassing the neighborhood door to door, engaging residents and drumming up support for their candidate. When my house was next in line, I set aside the rake and started down the driveway toward the group. They walked right past me without so much as a friendly smile or neighborly Hello. How curious. Returning to my yardwork, I watched as they dutifully stopped at my neighbors...
  • The Tea Party Just Keeps Winning, And Theyre Still Not Happy

    10/27/2015 10:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/27/2015 | Ben Domenech
    So the other day Dave Weigel tweeted: So the Freedom Caucus, far from throwing the GOP into disarray, forced a significant upgrade in the speaker race. Ryan > McCarthy. Weigel is completely correct about this, and Eric Cantor bitching about how unrealistic the Tea Party demands are is hilarious bonus awesome. How unrealistic are those demands? Because theyve gotten a lot of them out of the party, even if theyve been reluctant to accept them. Gallup has a poll out today showing fewer Americans than ever identifying as members of the Tea Party. And thats actually fine, because movements like...
  • Donald Trump Delenda Est

    10/27/2015 2:01:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 250 replies
    Red State ^ | October 27, 2015 | Leon Wolf
    I got an email from a conservative Hill staffer who is generally supportive of Trump yesterday in response to the Monday edition of the RedState Morning Briefing. The email said, verbatim, Do you guys write anything but anti-Trump articles anymore? I want to try to answer what I think this question was asking as honestly and without rancor as I can, and explain why I, in particular, keep coming back to the subject of Trump and the danger he poses. First, I think it is facially obvious just by clicking on the RedState front page that we write about a...
  • Is Vladimir Putins Conservatism False?

    10/26/2015 3:13:47 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 39 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Is Vladimir Putins Conservatism False? By Julio Severo Russian conservatism, under the influence of the Orthodox Church, has distinguished itself by strong Christian stances against the gay agenda and abortion, especially in the United Nations. This conservative prescription turned out fine for the conservative Protestant president Ronald Reagan and for the Vatican. Could it turn out fine for Russians? If you think that the conservatism advocated by President Vladimir Putin in Russia is true, a Brazilian apologist wants help you change your mind. In his recent article O falso conservadorismo de Vladimir Putin (Vladimir Putins False Conservatism), published in...
  • If It Wasnt For the Counter Culture, There Would Be No Culture at All

    10/26/2015 8:17:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-26-2015 | MOTUS
    Todays post is brought to you compliments of Gerard (American Digest). It is a mighty righteous rant, which sounds even more righteous since the dude (Paul Joseph Watson) has a British accent. I just thought it would be a good way to start your week."People are sick to the back teeth of being told what to think."So enjoy - conservatism is the new counter culture. And since most of us here are old enough to have been a members in good standing of the last counter culture movement Im going to assume youre all experienced enough to make this thing...
  • Here Is Where Paul Ryan Stands on 13 Key Policy Issues

    10/24/2015 1:32:58 PM PDT · by dvan · 17 replies
    The Daily signal ^ | 10/21/2015 | Philip Wegmann
    1) Abortion: Ryan has supported pro-life legislation and efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. According to Politico, Ryan said, I support the rights of the unborn child. Personally, I believe that life begins at conception, and it is for that reason that I feel we need to protect that life as we would protect other children. The Daily Signal is the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation. Well respect your inbox and keep you informed. 2) Budget: Ryan has spearheaded several budget proposals during his time at the House Budget Committee. Ryans 2014 proposal sought to balance the budget within...
  • Why Trump Is Growing on Social-Conservative Leaders

    10/23/2015 7:38:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2015 | Tim Alberta
    He pledged to defund Planned Parenthood. He boasted of his friendship with Tony Perkins. He identified Clarence Thomas as his ideal Supreme Court justice. Donald Trump will almost certainly not be the favored candidate of national social-conservative leaders, hundreds of whom gathered outside Washington last weekend for closed-door auditions with Republican presidential hopefuls. But while Trump didnt leave the event with endorsements in tow, he succeeded in cozying up to movement leaders and cooling their hostility toward his candidacy, according to interviews with attendees. The Council for National Policy (CNP), a secretive umbrella group home to conservative-activist leaders from around...
  • The irrefutable case for Paul Ryan

    10/22/2015 4:12:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10-22-15 | Ross Kaminsky
    Conservatives would be nowhere without him. Now they need to back him. Case closed. (UPDATE: On Wednesday evening, the Freedom Caucus announced that a supermajority of its members support Paul Ryan for Speaker. While they did not reach the 80 percent threshold of the caucus members needed to issue a formal endorsement, this is, as Rep. Ryan put it, a positive step toward a unified Republican team. Ryans becoming speaker is still no sure thing, though more likely than it was Wednesday morning. Some Freedom Caucus members seem hesitant to switch their endorsement from Rep. Daniel Not the Dictionary Guy...
  • A Serious Question for the Trump Supporters

    10/21/2015 2:08:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 385 replies
    Red State ^ | October 21, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    I have a serious question for the Trump supporters, and I hope they will be able to answer it, at least to themselves. It is a question that every supporter of every candidate should be able to answer if they consider themselves a thinking voter instead of a mindless, drooling sports fan. The question is this: What, hypothetically, would Trump have to do or say to cause you to stop supporting him?SNIP ............Its supposed to matter what candidates think, do, and say. There should be a point with literally every candidate where something they have done would push us over...
  • The Republican Front Runner is a Huge Fan of Michael Moore

    10/20/2015 2:43:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Red State ^ | October 20, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    What a long way that we have come in this country. The Republican front runner in 2015 is parroting Michael Moores 2004 propaganda film Fahrenheit 9/11 almost verbatim and theres actually a discussion as to whether this constituted good politics. Somehow almost everyone who is commenting on this story is completely missing the boat as to what Trumps parroting of Michael Moores talking points actually means in the context of the current Republican debates. In the first place, I dont think Trump has any identifiable core beliefs about what happened on 9/11 and who is to blame. I dont really...
  • How Marco Rubio Might Win Back Us Conservatives

    10/12/2015 7:59:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/12/2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    I want to support Marco Rubio, but today I cant. He may not have burned all his bridges to us conservatives, but he charred the hell out of them with his flirtation with the Gang of Eight and his disingenuous embrace of amnesty. Right now, a huge and decisive bloc of conservatives will not vote for him. So, can he ever win us back? Maybe. That depends on him. Entirely on him. Rubio has plenty going for him. For one thing, he can talk Rubio can put a sentence together without sounding like hes in a cage match with...
  • Lets Do Better Than This - Trumps touting of socialized medicine and confused position on taxes...

    09/30/2015 2:35:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 30, 2015 | Scott McKay
    [SNIP]Republicans ought to be demanding an end to progressive taxation in this countrya flat tax at minimum, with a potential move down the line to a consumption tax eventually if that can be done. We shouldnt be settling for a simple whittling of tax brackets from seven to four. And we absolutely shouldnt be exempting anyone from federal income tax while we have such a tax at all. We have far too many people in this country who dont vote like taxpayers; how do you think a no-talent hack like Obama managed to become president?The hope had been that Trump...
  • Republican hard-liners are false prophets, Boehner says

    09/27/2015 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mike DeBonis
    Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner, in his first one-on-one interview since announcing his resignation last week, compared conservative hard-liners in his party to biblical "false prophets" who promise more than they can deliver. Boehner announced Friday that he would step down Oct. 30 after nearly five years as speaker amid constant pressure from his party's right flank. Asked Sunday by host John Dickerson on a live broadcast of CBS's "Face the Nation" whether those hard-liners are "unrealistic about what can be done in government," Boehner exploded. [Snip] Boehner addressed the remaining five weeks of his speakership, in which he...
  • Obama administration: Conservative college isnt a real school

    09/25/2015 10:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 09/25/2015
    Hillsdale College, a 135-year-old liberal arts school in Michigan, eschews federal financial aid and provides students with an education steeped heavily in classical liberalism. So it probably shouldnt come as a surprise that the Obama administration found a bogus excuse to omit the institution on its new College Scorecard. According to the Department of Education, Hillsdale isnt listed on its scorecard, touted as a government sponsored effort to help students identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck, because it hands out too few bachelors degrees. Hillsdale does offer bachelors degrees, DOE spokesman Denise Horn told Hillsdales Collegian...
  • Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, and No Apologies Conservatism

    09/18/2015 9:48:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Appearing with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, Donald Trump was in the mood to tweak his own persona to a point. I think apologizings a great thing, he said. But you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if Im ever wrong. Its funny because its true: Trumps steadfast refusal to apologize for his controversial antics may be the most striking thing about him. A significant portion of the Republican base craves it, and a handful of pro-Trump conservative pundits does, too. None of them looms larger, perhaps, than Ann Coulter....
  • In Welcoming Sanders, Liberty University Shows the Left How to Handle Dissent

    09/16/2015 7:04:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2015 | by Andrew T. Walker
    Most have heard by now that Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at Liberty University yesterday. Liberty, of course, is the university masthead for conservative Christianity and the origin of the Jerry Falwell enterprise. Its influence in merging conservative Christianity with Republicans politics is well known. Sanders, of course, is the notoriously liberal nay, socialist United States senator from Vermont now running a long-shot bid for the presidency. Sanders is an avowed progressive whose views earnestly mimic those of European statists. Hes progay rights, progay marriage, and pro-abortion. On issues near and dear to conservative Christians life and marriage...
  • Trump's Earned Media Value Is HUGE (Yuge)

    09/11/2015 7:35:57 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    JudyW at Sundances Conservative Treehouse via ^ | September 11, 2015 | H/T user named JudyW at Sundances Conservative Treehouse via J.Cal Davenport
    Trumps Earned Media Value is HUGE... Say whatever you want about Donald Trump, you have to give him credit for knowing how to manufacture massive amounts of free media. The entertaining showman has racked up more than $50 million in earned media in the few short months since he announced his campaign for president, according to an analysis conducted by Conservative Intel. The bulk of that earned media comes from the near-constant coverage of Trump on the major cable news channels. In addition, Trump has earned millions in free marketing using his Twitter and Facebook accounts. Of course, not all...
  • Glenn Beck: I apologize for calling Sarah Palin a clown but stand by everything else I said

    09/11/2015 12:24:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    An obligatory follow-up to last night’s post. Sounds like my theory was largely correct: It’s not just his personal falling-out with Palin, which he elaborates on in his new Facebook post, or her embrace of the progressive Trump that’s bothering him, it’s the whole damned discombobulating phenomenon of Trumpmania among the tea party and its sympathizers.Especially its sympathizers in conservative talk radio. I do not understand her position and love of Trump. He is clearly a progressive, not a small government constitutionalist…But he is also a bully, sexist, cruel, an ego manic and narcissist in ways that makes Barack...
  • Conservatives, Be Careful What You Wish For In the Kim Davis Case

    09/09/2015 9:32:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/09/2015 | Bob Barr
    Imagine waking up to the news that a Quaker county sheriff is denying concealed carry permits to citizens because of his religious objection to violence; or, a Muslim DMV supervisor in Dearborn, Michigan has ordered his staff to refuse to issue drivers licenses to women out of a religious objection to women behind the wheel. These are among the realities that await should we make Kim Davis, the embattled County Clerk from Rowan County, Kentucky, an archetype for religious freedom in America. In 1802, Thomas Jefferson replied to a letter from the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut in which he...
  • Likud Aims To Build Ties With Conservative Parties Abroad

    09/08/2015 3:03:17 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/07/2015 | Gil Hoffman
    Hazan has been inviting the current and young leadership of the European parties to come to Israel, where he takes them to Jerusalems Old City and explains why he believes it cannot be divided. His regular itinerary for his visitors also includes the Jabotinsky Institute and Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv and the Menachem Begin Heritage Center and Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem. The 38-year-old has also been traveling to Europe to meet young politicians there, explain Israels policies, and defend the leader of the Likud, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His meetings with politicians open doors to other opinion...
  • No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative

    09/07/2015 3:40:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/05/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Reader (if there are any of you left), Well, if this is the conservative movement now, I guess youre going to have to count me out. No, Im not making some mad dash to the center. No, Im not hoping to be the first alternate to Steve Schmidt on Morning Joe, nor am I vying to become my generations Kevin Phillips. I will never be a HillaryCon. And I have no plan to earn strange new respect from the Georgetown cocktail-party set Im always hearing about but never meeting. But even if I have no desire to grow in...
  • When Black Music Was Conservative

    09/05/2015 1:42:01 PM PDT · by OddLane · 47 replies
    City Journal ^ | 2015 (Summer) | Howard Husock
    Contemporary African-American musicespecially rap and hip-hophas become synonymous with and notorious for its suggestive and explicit lyrics. Women are often portrayed as sex toys, violence is glorified, denunciations of law enforcement are routine, and middle-class upbringings go unacknowledged, lest they undermine the artists street credentials. The huge commercial success of casually sexual, scatological, and even nihilistic music feeds an impression that black music has always exhibited such qualitiesa cultural narrative dating back at least as far as the advent of Elvis Presley, who, it was said, sexualized popular music by incorporating Negro influences. In his classic book Black Music, the...
  • The Trump Movement Isn't About Conservatism -- It's About Americanism

    09/03/2015 7:07:14 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 82 replies ^ | 09/02/2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here is Shari in Valparaiso, Indiana, as we stick with the phones here on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hi, Shari. Great to have you here. CALLER: Hi, Rush, glad to talk to you again. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: I have a question for you. First of all, do you remember how people have been calling you over the months and they've been all depressed about the country and upset with the direction we're going and saying that, you know, they think America is over and stuff like that? And you said to them that you didn't know...
  • Confirmed: Republicans like Democratic ideas better when theyre Trumps

    09/02/2015 7:24:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    Lucky for me that I’ve never thought my blogging made a lick of difference to anyone or else reading this last night would have left me looking for a new job. HuffPo came up with a simple yet brutally effective way of testing Republicans’ tolerance for Trump’s ideological heresies: They polled people on universal health care, affirmative action, the Iran deal, and Social Security and simply swapped out Trump’s endorsement of the policy in each question for some prominent Democrat’s. Would Republicans like the Iran deal any better if they thought it had Donald Trump’s approval and not just...
  • Mitch McConnell Gives Fiscal Conservatives The BIG MIDDLE FINGER [will] Work With Obama

    09/02/2015 6:59:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 2, 2015
    Complete Headline: Mitch McConnell Gives Fiscal Conservatives The BIG MIDDLE FINGER Announces Plans To Work With Obama On Budget. In the unlikely event you cant hear the sound of the Rhinoceros marching on bubble wrap directly behind you, it might be worth while getting a firmer grip on both your ankles [Snip] [] The Kentucky Republican said he would work with the White House to come up with budget levels to keep the government open past Sept. 30, conceding that President Barack Obama wont sign a measure with a rider defunding Planned Parenthood.
  • Let the attack ads begin: New Jeb Bush ad hits Trump for being a fake conservative [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 8:51:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    Fair question from Amanda Carpenter: Why is Jeb knocking Trump? Those aren't his voters. Shouldn't he be trying to pick off support from Walker, Rubio, Kasich…?— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) September 1, 2015 Why would the establishment’s guy aim his fire at Mr. Populism now? He’s better off trying to elbow Walker, Rubio, and especially Kasich out of the race early, knowing that Republicans who hate Trump will eventually line up behind whoever’s still left in the center. Jeb thinks he can win a “Trump vs. Not Trump” race — and frankly, given the mood of voters, that may be...
  • What Trump knows that you don't

    08/27/2015 8:56:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 141 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 27, 2015 | W. James Antle III
    When pundits call Donald Trump a "know-nothing," they are not just using a historical if pejorative term to describe his immigration stance. They really mean that he appears to know nothing about public policy or governance. On the charitable assumption that his blustery, content-free stump speech isn't an act, you'll get no argument here. But Trump does seem to know a lot more about politics than many of his detractors, including those critics who are well versed in the finer details of entitlement reform or international trade policy. Trump's success in the polls has been particularly frustrating for wonky conservatives....
  • How Republicans Can Win Back Conservatives - Passing the emotional purity test

    08/26/2015 11:13:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The GOP is panicking. And it should be. Conservatives are sending an angry unambiguous message to the party. The message can be read not only in the rise of Donald Trump, but also in the rise of Ben Carson. Republican voters are choosing candidates who dont talk or seem like politicians. They have lost all faith in the Republican Party. And its hard to blame them. Conservatives poured time, energy and money into a party that promised to counter Obama and take back America. The GOP controls both houses of Congress and conservatives have nothing to show for it. Support...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Lends Weight To Putin patriotism

    08/21/2015 12:59:10 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/20/2015 | Vitaly Shevchenko
    A raid by Russian Orthodox vigilantes on "blasphemous" artworks in central Moscow has highlighted the influence of traditional, ultra-conservative values in President Vladimir Putin's Russia. The Orthodox Church has long had close links to the Kremlin. And during Russia's stand-off with the West over Ukraine that relationship has only grown stronger. On 14 August a radical group called God's Will raided an exhibition of Soviet-era underground art at the Manezh hall, near the Kremlin. They especially objected to avant-garde depictions of Jesus Christ and Orthodox saints - a video posted online showed them throwing exhibits onto the floor and shouting...
  • When Black Music was Conservative [And What Happened Since]

    08/18/2015 9:56:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/18/2015 | Howard Husock
    Contemporary African-American musicespecially rap and hip-hophas become synonymous with and notorious for its suggestive and explicit lyrics. Women are often portrayed as sex toys, violence is glorified, denunciations of law enforcement are routine, and middle-class upbringings go unacknowledged, lest they undermine the artists street credentials. A few decades ago, however, black popular musicwhats come to be known as classic soulwas notable for featuring lyrics that celebrated marriage and downplayed obstacles to black progress. Its lyrics championed the sort of family life that lays the groundwork for upward mobility and the optimism associated with a period of social breakthroughs and economic...
  • Vanity: Attention Trump Staff Solve Conservative Problem, Fund FR

    08/17/2015 10:34:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 16 replies
    FR ^ | 8/17/2015 | sotcvanity
    What better way to show where your political heart is Mr. Trump? Fund the best conservative site on the world wide web (for the duration of your campaign).
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will who knows a thing or two about conservatism makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump a counterfeit Republican and no conservative. And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Hampton, New Hampshire

    08/14/2015 9:17:39 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 27 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 8/14/15 | CSPAN
    August 14, 2015 Republican 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to supporters at a rally at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, New Hampshire.
  • John Kasich Is The Liberal Medias Darling [Hmmm...]

    08/14/2015 5:23:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/14/2015 | Dennis Saffran
    Ohio Governor John Kasich has become the darling of the liberal media for his “touching response” to a question about same-­sex marriage (as well as his “stirring defense” of accepting Obamacare Medicaid expansion money) in the debate last week. A Google search for “Kasich gay marriage” yields over 10,000 largely fawning articles, such as this piece by Slate’s LGBTQ editor extolling his “gracious and humane view.” Asked by Megyn Kelly, “if you had a son or daughter who was gay or lesbian, how would you explain to them your opposition to same-­sex marriage?” Kasich replied: Well, look, I’m an...
  • Conservatives Need to Redefine Themselves as More Caring, John Kasich Says

    08/13/2015 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jonathan Martin
    DERRY, N.H. It was the last question at Gov. John R. Kasichs town-hall-style meeting here on Wednesday, and it also was perhaps the bluntest. Governor Kasich, how do you feel about amnesty for the illegals? asked a voter near the back of a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here. Mr. Kasich, an Ohio Republican, started off sounding like a border hawk, saying he wanted to finish the wall along the border with Mexico. But when he answered the question at hand, he sounded a far more pragmatic note. If theyve been law-abiding, then I think they should stay, he...
  • Morning Jolt: Do Republicans Even Care What Conservatism Is Anymore?

    08/12/2015 7:28:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    [BIG SNIP top of Morning Jolt] "....Do Republicans Even Care What Conservatism Is Anymore? In mid-August 2011, Rick Perry was the frontrunner for the GOP nomination. He led every national poll from mid-August to late September. Of course, the following six months turned out to be one of the most tumultuous periods of any presidential primary in recent memory: Herman Cain led some polls -- he reached 27 percent in one survey -- followed by Newt Gingrich, and before the primaries were done, Rick Santorum was the frontrunner for several consecutive polls. At one point, Michele Bachmann was in second...
  • Seven Reasons Conservatives Should Kiss Donald Trump's Ring

    08/11/2015 8:02:33 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    WND ^ | August 10, 2015 | Gina Loudon
    ... The Republican primary is a race against the GOP elite who have enjoyed Viva la Vida for far too long. This is not the time to ask the candidates to swear allegiance to Karl Rove and Reince Priebus. Conservatives tend to have short memories. They forgive too easily, and sometimes that gets in the way of their better sense. The GOP demands a promise from Trump that he will not run as an independent, when instead they should make the party a place where he and millions of other conservatives want to hang their hat. Conservatives forget who the...
  • Stop Calling Leftists Liberals: There is nothing liberal about the modern American left

    08/11/2015 7:33:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rand Simberg
    Bill O’Reilly was figuratively scratching his head [1] last Monday night on his “Talking Points Memo,” almost to the point that it was bleeding: No matter who wins the Democratic presidential nomination, they will toe the liberal line. That’s because the Democratic liberal party has been taken over by the far left. Few moderate Democrats have any currency in the party.…my question tonight is, what happened to liberalism? The liberal philosophy is based upon fairness for the underdog — helping those who are down and out. Protecting the defenseless. Yet, unborn babies don’t count. How does that work when...