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  • 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."...
  • It's 1968 All Over Again

    07/08/2016 7:35:06 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 7, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The worst year in modern American history was unquestionably 1968, which in its first six months included the Tet Offensive, LBJ's surprise announcement that he would not seek re-election, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the subsequent riots that destroyed the cores of many American cities including, fatally, Detroit; and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles. Still to come were the riots at the Democratic convention in Chicago, the "Black Power" salutes by American athletes at the Olympics in Mexico City, Richard Nixon's razor-thin victory over Hubert Humphrey in an election that saw a third-party candidate,...
  • Conservatism And Its Discontents

    06/27/2016 7:04:55 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | June 27, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    A few additional notes regarding George Hawley’s fascinating look at dissent within the right: Notwithstanding the Trump Ascendancy, his belief that moderate libertarianism-or conservatarianism, as some have dubbed it-will exert the greatest influence over mainstream conservatism in the years ahead holds some merit. The disdain the modern conservative movement has for genuinely libertarian ideas is reflected in the figure of Jonah Goldberg, someone whom every group described in Professor Hawley’s book would view with contempt, at best. The fact that his publication has gone out of its way to publish writers who present a watered-down, libertarian lite perspective merely demonstrates...
  • The Intellectual Case for Trump III: Yes, Virginia, Trump is Conservative

    06/14/2016 5:44:23 AM PDT · by Katya · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 9, 2016 | Mytheos Holt
    "How Donald Trump Compares to George W. Bush Trump isn’t a pure movement conservative. But this is not a new problem for conservatives. William F. Buckley Jr. himself said George W. Bush was “conservative, but not a conservative,” and no one complained he’d destroy the conservative movement (until it was too late). Yet the comparison to George W. Bush is important and valuable in evaluating Trump’s conservatism or lack thereof, particularly when you consider that many of the #NeverTrump advocates come from the ranks of ex-W. enthusiasts and supporters."
  • Whither The Right?

    06/11/2016 9:31:08 AM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | June 11, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    One of the benefits of the Trump campaign, regardless of one’s thoughts on the merits of a Trump presidency, is its exposure of the conservative establishment. The irony of an undisciplined and at times extremely uncouth candidate, whose grasp of policy is tenuous, to say the least, obliterating the intellectual veneer of a movement with hundreds of millions of dollars in endowments and countless scholars at its disposal is one which will be endlessly analyzed in the years to come. Professor George Hawley’s book, Right-Wing Critics Of American Conservatism, does not seek to analyze or deconstruct the Trump phenomenon, but...
  • Watch Live - Trump Address Faith And Freedom Coalition

    06/10/2016 9:58:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 73 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 06/10/2016 | PBS
    hDonald Trump, Sen. Mitch McConnell and other speakers are set to address the 2016 Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is one of the largest events for religious conservative groups in the country. Trump’s speech marks an appeal to the evangelical voter base, whose support for Trump has taken some analysts by surprise. “Mr. Trump won a plurality of evangelical votes in the Republican primaries on his path to the nomination, and we welcome him to once again address members of Faith and Freedom and to express his views on the many issues of importance to...
  • Stand And Deliver (Confronting Leftist Banditry)

    06/05/2016 4:09:04 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | June 5, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    To paraphrase the late Joe Sobran, hate speech is any speech liberals hate. Now that leading Web giants and the EU superstate have cemented a pact to target this pernicious threat to civilization, we’ll all have a better understanding of what exactly the egalitarian left considers to be hateful. The question remains, what do we to in order to make our voices heard in the face of an open conspiracy to silence them? The first step is refusing to be cowed into submission. A perfect response, which utilizes Twitter’s platform in order to expose the cowardice and hypocrisy of this...
  • How the West Got Healthy and Prosperous

    06/04/2016 7:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Conservatives care about logic. Liberals care about emotion. Conservatives care about whether a program works or not. Liberals care about how supporting a program makes them feel. Conservatives take the positions they do because they believe they’re best for society. Liberals take the positions they do because they make them feel and look compassionate or superior to hold those positions. Once you understand those basics, it’s very easy to see why both sides hold the positions they do on most issues and to comprehend why there’s so little middle ground. Once you get the mentalities, you can predict where each...
  • Donald Trump & The Conservative Cause With Charles Kesler – Episode 23

    05/31/2016 10:51:31 AM PDT · by semperfidevildog · 5 replies
    Kesler is an expert in American political history and in the American Founding. He argues in our discussion that Trump represents a strain of Republicanism (and republicanism) that was mainstream from the time of Lincoln at least until the time of Hoover...
  • Glenn Beck 'acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant' at Facebook meeting

    05/20/2016 5:11:22 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/20/16 | Hadas Gold
    Daily Caller editor-in-chief and Fox News contributor Tucker Carlson is not happy with how Glenn Beck acted at the Facebook meeting for conservatives this week. In an interview, Carlson blasted the radio and television host, saying he was sucking up to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. "I went to that meeting expecting Beck to cry, rend his garments while quoting James Madison, but that's not at all what happened. He began the most extended assiduous suck-up I think I've ever seen a grown man commit. He acted like he was auditioning to be Mark Zuckerberg's manservant — it was awe-inspiring,' Carlson...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 13,2016

    05/13/2016 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 13,2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • In Alien vs. Predator, I'm for Predator.... (Why Conservatives Should Back Trump)

    05/13/2016 12:39:30 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/11/2016 | Spengler
    Trump says he'll rebuild the U.S. military and our missile defense in particular, but avoid committing U.S. forces overseas. The neo-conservatives never will forgive him for this. It means that they are out of a job, and when they say that Trump means "the end of the Republican Party," they mean the end of the Republican Party that used to employ them. Robert Kagan and Max Boot have gone to the Clinton camp. A Trump presidency almost certainly means that Chinese and Russian influence will grow faster and with fewer obstacles than it might have otherwise. That is not entirely...
  • Why Phyllis Schlafly Still Matters

    05/11/2016 2:56:50 PM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 5/10/16 | Michael Malice
    The Republican Party likes to present itself as the party of free enterprise. One of the enormous benefits of a free market is that it allows for experimentation in finding solutions to personal and social needs.
  • The Scariest Reason Trump Won

    05/10/2016 7:32:27 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10th, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    America's biggest -- and scariest -- problem: Most Americans no longer know what America stands for. For them, America has become just another country, a place located between Canada and Mexico. ... The left, unlike most Americans, has always understood that either the left is right, or America is right. America stands for small government, a free economy (and therefore, capitalism), liberty (which therefore allows for its inevitable consequence: inequality), the melting pot ideal and a God-centered population rooted in Judeo-Christian values (so that a moral society is created by citizens exercising self-control rather than relying on the state to...
  • Party of Jim Crow vs. that of Abraham Lincoln

    05/05/2016 9:33:20 AM PDT · by walford · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 05/05/2016 | walford
    Some have complained about my use of certain phrases in reference to the two major American political Parties. I therefore offer the following explanations for future reference: I call the Democrat Party the Party of Jim Crow because to this day, it stands for division on racial and class lines. it is elitist and holds that the majority cannot be trusted to run their own lives and need the "benevolent" management of those who are smarter, know more -- and are of better character. That is the essence of Progressivism, which itself is a socio-ideological carry-over from the Plantation owners'...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump Could Be ‘The Most Effective Anti-Left Leader in Our Lifetime’ (VIDEO)

    05/03/2016 8:00:40 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 127 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/03/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Newt Gingrich went on with Sean Hannity tonight after the Donald Trump’s Indiana blowout and after Ted Cruz suspended his campaign. Newt argued that Donald Trump could be the “the most effective anti-left leader in our lifetime.” Newt added that anyone who does not support Trump is supporting Hillary. First of all, Donald Trump may turn out to be the most effective anti-left leader in our lifetime. He is against political correctness. He is against bureaucracy. He places American nationalism first which I think we desperately need. I’m tired of being told we have to phony agreements and phony efforts...
  • That Persistent Conservative Majority: Do Conservatives Still Outnumber Liberals in America?

    04/29/2016 7:54:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bruce Walker
    George Washington University announced on April 25 its latest Battleground Poll. The single most resilient datum in the history of that poll has been the persistent conservative majority. Nothing has changed. The responses to Question D3 of that poll show that 55% of Americans identify themselves as either "Very Conservative" or "Somewhat Conservative," while 40% of Americans call themselves "Very Liberal" or "Somewhat Liberal." Excluding those who don't know or won't respond, conservatives constitute 58% of Americans. Every GWU Battleground Poll over the last sixteen years has shown the same overwhelming conservative majority in America. The size of the conservative...
  • Rumors fill the void as Andrea Tantaros vanishes from Fox News.

    04/28/2016 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 112 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4/28/16 | Jack Davis
    There’s a lot of buzz these days about Andrea Tantaros, known to millions of viewers as a host of the Fox News show Outnumbered. However, the buzz has nothing to do with her new book. Tantaros, who was last seen on Outnumbered on Monday, is no longer appearing on Fox, and the network will only hint at the reason why. “Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off. She is still under contract with the network,” Fox News said in a statement in reply to questions about Tantaros,...
  • EXCLUSIVE — Tea Party Founder: An Open Letter to Ted Cruz

    EXCLUSIVE — Tea Party Founder: An Open Letter to Ted Cruz I have been fighting for conservative values since 1976 and have been involved as a volunteer in over 40 political campaigns. I have had the honor to have served as a delegate twice to the Republican National Convention. I am also one of the co-founders of the national tea party movement that began in 2009 and, in addition, I have served on the Tea Party Patriots Board of Directors since October of 2009. During the almost 40 years I have been involved with the political process, I have had...
  • The Smug! It Burns!

    04/23/2016 9:15:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-23-2016 | MOTUS
    “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up Today’s topic is smugness: a potent combination of hubris and envy smug - adjective \ˈsməg\- having or showing the annoying quality of people who feel very pleased or satisfied with their abilities, achievements, etc. synonyms:self-satisfied, self-congratulatory, complacent, superior, pleased with oneself, conceited Go ahead - Google  “smug” Images and see what you get.If you are smug enough you can confidently disregard the stuff you don’t...
  • Starnes: Donald Trump is not a conservative [pro 'grown men going into bathrooms with little girls']

    04/22/2016 1:29:40 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 107 replies
    FoxNews ^ | April 22, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    What sort of man is lurking deep inside Donald Trump’s innards? [SNIP] Evolving? Projecting an image? Moderating? Back in the South those are code words for snookered, two-faced and phony-as-a-two-dollar-bill. Oh, Donald. What have you done? Say it isn’t so. “Donald Trump is telling the American people that he’s lying to us,” Sen. Ted Cruz said on the campaign trail Friday. “His campaign is now run by Washington lobbyists.” [SNIP] In just the past few days we’ve seen him begin to waffle on issues like abortion and religious liberty. Pro-life groups are extremely concerned by comments he made about rewriting...
  • Is There Not Cause to Fight for Conservatism?

    04/20/2016 6:52:40 PM PDT · by writer33 · 90 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/20/16 | David Serenda
    History is the most effective teacher we will have in our lives, because it gives us the answers to life's situations. This is especially true with war stories, as they tell of great courage in the face of even greater despair. Allow me to take you back in time to when a fierce battle was talking place between the armies of the Philistines and armies of Israel. As we study the history of this battle, we find both armies atop separate mountains with a great valley separating them. As Goliath, the leader of the Palestinian army, mocks the nation of...
  • The Arena: Cruz missile

    04/13/2016 10:47:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Tufts Daily ^ | April 14, 2016 | Aren Torikian
    Candidates like Donald Trump are exciting. Trump is guaranteed to bring out thousands to his events and generate copious decibels of noise. He has built a campaign on telling it like it is and refusing to be politically correct. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, is boring. He brings hundreds to his events and utters Ronald Reagan’s name a few times to get the crowd going. His demeanor is confident but not quite as in-your-face as Trump is. But for those afraid of what Trump stands for, Cruz may be the far more dangerous candidate. For one, Cruz is much...
  • Barbara Anderson Leaves Lasting Legacy for Taxpayers

    04/11/2016 9:55:49 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | April 11, 2016 | Garrett Quinn
    If you’re not sure who Barbara Anderson was, you might offer up a little thanks to her while you’re filing your taxes. The longtime taxpayer advocate spent decades fighting to make life easier for the state’s overburdened taxpayers, saving them huge amounts on their tax bills over the years with a series of ballot questions that successfully challenged Beacon Hill’s taxation polices.Her longtime opponent and friend, Jim Braude, described her as a force of nature that will never be seen again in Massachusetts politics. She died on Friday at 73 of leukemia. Since stumbling into taxpayer advocacy in 1977 as...
  • With abortion answer, Trump showed that he never studied for his Conservatism 101 finals

    03/31/2016 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 214 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    By this time, everyone with a television, a smart phone or a computer has already seen the MSNBC town hall exchange between Chris Matthews and Donald Trump where the abortion question came up. (Even if you lack all three of those modern devices, you may have caught wind of it via the screams of horror emanating from the windows of your neighbors, both Democrat and Republican.) But on the odd chance that you were in a coma for the past sixteen hours and happened to turn to Hot Air before doing anything else this morning, here’s the short but brutal...
  • Recruiting Americans Back to Christianity and Conservatism

    03/29/2016 10:15:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 29, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    This oft-posed question, of how can conservatives and Christians recruit young Americans to their cause, was also asked of Dr. Everett Piper, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Ginni Thomas of The Daily Caller recently interviewed Dr. Piper on a variety of topics. When asked about recruiting Americans to conservatism, Dr. Piper responded, "Let's go back to the classical liberal arts model: Veritas." He cited Oxford University, "To this day, Oxford has one word on its shield: Veritas, Latin for truth." Piper continued, "The British academy, the liberal arts academy, some one thousand years ago, was founded for one thing:...
  • FREE book on debating the political left!

    03/25/2016 1:07:57 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 5 replies
    No Compromise Media ^ | 03-25-16 | Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson
    My pocket guide for debating the political left is FREE for next few days at AMAZON and I wanted to pass it on to everyone. Please enjoy it and share it with your friends. It has a lot of good information and always of good value during the election season. No cost, just enjoy. Would love readers to leave an honest review if you get the chance.
  • Cathy's World (Remembering A Conservative Iconoclast)

    03/22/2016 8:47:48 AM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 22, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    This month is bookended by two tragic anniversaries, which should serve as reflection points for not only the conservative movement but also the torpid, insular world of contemporary political journalism. While the untimely death of Andrew Breitbart has been discussed at length by numerous online news outlets-most of which would not exist but for his pioneering work in this field-yesterday marked the ninth year we’ve been without an equally brilliant American-by way of Winnipeg-iconoclast. If Breitbart was a blowtorch to doctrinaire leftist, media-regurgitated nostrums, engulfing them in his incandescent fury, then Cathy Seipp was a scalpel, skillfully and wittily excising...
  • The Splintering of the Conservative Media

    03/18/2016 2:45:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2016 | Steve McCann
    Over the past 28 years there has been a sea change in the media. Not only has the monopoly of the so-called mainstream media been shattered but the phenomenal rise of conservative media has been truly stunning. It began in 1988 with the national syndication of Rush Limbaugh and his distinctive brand of conservative political commentary espoused in an entertaining and captivating way, which opened the flood gates for other conservatives, together with Rush, to dominate the talk radio airwaves. In the 1990’s the internet, through hundreds of websites, gave voice to journalists to report stories either ignored or downplayed...
  • Hornets killed with homemade flamethrower!

    03/18/2016 2:49:31 AM PDT · by Ken H · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 08, 2010 | primitivepathways
    Guy uses a can of carburetor cleaner as a blowtorch and burns out large hornets nest. Starts out hilarious, but ends up being fascinating. Beautiful full HD => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2sC29_XR88
  • Republicans Are Surrendering To Donald Trump (Going With The Winner Alert)

    03/18/2016 12:46:52 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/17/2016 | Fareed Zakaria
    The modern Republican Party has been devoted to free markets and free trade, social conservatism, an expansionist foreign policy and fiscal discipline, especially on entitlements. Remember that the speech that launched Ronald Reagan’s career was an attack on Medicare. On every one of these issues, Trump either openly disagrees or — as with abortion — has a past track record of disagreement. Over the past decade, Republican support for immigration and free trade has been collapsing. But Trump’s nomination would transform the party into a blue-collar, populist, nationalist movement with a racial element — much like many others in the...
  • Why Israeli Jews are Conservative and American Jews are Leftist

    03/17/2016 9:21:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/17/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Israeli left as a democratic political movement is dead. That piece of bad news was delivered by a recent survey which shows that only 8% of Israeli Jews identify with the left, 55% with the center and 37% with the right. In the last election, the establishment Labor Party had to dress up as a wolf in Zionist centrist clothing by renaming itself the Zionist Camp (it still lost). The left had to create two other fake centrist parties to stop Netanyahu, but just ended up having to roll them into his center-right coalition. The Israeli left still controls...
  • Is Trump’s Rise Giving Progressives Second Thoughts?

    03/16/2016 4:19:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 16, 2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Herewith, an under-asked question for our friends on the progressive left: “Has Donald Trump’s remarkable rise done anything to change your mind as to the ideal strength of the State?” I make this inquiry because, for a long while now, I have been of the view that the only thing that is likely to join conservatives and progressives in condemnation of government excess is the prospect that that excess will benefit the Right. Along with their peculiar belief that History takes “sides” and that improvement is inexorable and foreordained, most progressives hold as an article of faith that, because it...
  • Is the media inciting violence against Donald Trump?

    03/15/2016 6:33:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    News Com Au ^ | March 15, 2016 | Frank Chung
    Is the media inciting violence against Donald Trump? Frank Chung THE media wants a member of the public to kill Donald Trump. That’s the view of a growing number of commentators, who have sounded warnings about the increasingly dangerous tone to media reporting around the Republican presidential hopeful. In a lengthy blog post, Scott Adams, the creator of the popular Dilbert comic strip, has slammed the media for “priming the public to try to kill Trump”, likening the conduct to the death of Princess Diana in 1997. The author recalled how a mere three months earlier, in his book The...
  • President Reagan tells a heckler to shutup [back when leaders were real men]

    03/14/2016 4:32:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 107 replies
    How a proven rock-ribbed leader handles protesters: https://youtu.be/GEXOpm0H7QA
  • Limbaugh: Establishment has to be 'all-in' for Cruz to win

    03/10/2016 12:09:42 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/2016 | Nick Gass
    If Ted Cruz is to come from behind and win the Republican nomination, it's "gonna take an entire unity effort" to win support from the establishment, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday. The comment from Limbaugh, who has not formally backed any candidate, is the latest indication that the iconoclastic Texas senator will have his work cut out for him as he seeks to cut off Donald Trump. Limbaugh presented two theories, the first of which assumed that Cruz accepts the premise that he still has time to get to 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention, adding...
  • The Hollow Man (Rush Limbaugh, Cruz & Conservatism)

    03/13/2016 7:54:48 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 242 replies
    Hotgas.net ^ | March 13, 2016 | Joseph K
    For 26 years, Rush Lim­baugh has insisted that con­ser­v­a­tive val­ues, clearly and pas­sion­ately artic­u­lated, will win every time. By con­ser­v­a­tive val­ues Rush meant: God, coun­try, fam­ily, com­mu­nity, lib­erty, indi­vid­u­al­ism, per­sonal respon­si­bil­ity, lim­ited gov­ern­ment, and free mar­kets. Rea­gan was the model, and the promise: it had hap­pened once, and could hap­pen again. Eas­ier said than done.
  • National Review to endorse Ted Cruz

    03/11/2016 9:01:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    National Review, one of the country’s leading conservative magazines, will endorse Ted Cruz on Friday in a blow to Marco Rubio after its top editors and publisher decided that the Texas senator is the only candidate left who can defeat Donald Trump, POLITICO has learned. “Ted’s the only one with a plausible path to stopping Trump,” National Review editor Rich Lowry told POLITICO, “either by getting a majority himself or denying Trump a majority and finishing close behind and getting it to convention.”
  • Why I Left the Left: How Studying Theology Made Me a Conservative

    03/06/2016 8:40:19 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 2 Mar, 2016 | John Ellis
    Leading up to the 2008 presidential election, I let it be known to anyone who would listen that I was going to vote for Barack Obama. After years of leftist activism, it was exciting to be able to vote for a candidate who embodied much of what I believed to be true. For me, the previous eight years under President Bush had been a wasteland of oppression, war-mongering, and greed. Obama presented me with the voting opportunity to help usher in a new age of compassion, justice, and equality. This is, in large part, why I read with interest the...
  • The Conscience of a Conservative, Chapter 1, by Barry Goldwater

    03/05/2016 6:17:29 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    The Conscience of a Conservative | 1960 | Barry Goldwater
    I have been much concerned that so many people today with Conservative instincts feel compelled to apologize for them. Or if not to apologize directly, to qualify their commitment in a way that amounts to breast-beating. “Republican candidates,” Vice President Nixon has said, “should be economic conservatives, but conservatives with a heart.” President Eisenhower announced during his first term, “I am conservative when it comes to economic problems but liberal when it comes to human problems.” Still other Republican leaders have insisted on calling themselves “progressive” Conservatives.1 These formulations are tantamount to an admission that Conservatism is a narrow, mechanistic...
  • Golden Oldie - Rush at CPAC

    03/05/2016 2:33:11 PM PST · by concentric circles · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    If you haven't listened to Rush Limbaugh's speech at CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, in 2009, you should put it at the top of your must do list. If you have listened to it but not recently then do yourself a favor and listen to it again. It is an inspirational definition of conservatism. He begins with this gem: "Let me tell you who we conservatives are: We love people. When we look out over the United States of America, when we are anywhere, when we see a group of people, such as this or anywhere, we see Americans....
  • Nebraska conservative senator won't back Trump in general

    02/28/2016 10:02:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2016 | Dan Friedman
    Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, said Sunday that he is unlikely to support real estate developer Donald Trump in a general election. "If Trump becomes the Republican nominee my expectation is that I'll look for some 3rd candidate - a conservative option, a Constitutionalist," Sasse tweeted Sunday night. Sasse, a conservative former university president, has previously been sharply critical of Trump's views, arguing the former reality television star does not embrace the conservative principles of limited government and liberty. Sasse becomes the most prominent congressional Republican to announce plans to deny Trump his support. "Christians - recognizing threats vs...
  • Trump: Metaphor For American Conservatism

    02/26/2016 12:49:01 PM PST · by Ohioan · 115 replies
    Truth Based Logic ^ | February 26, 2016 | William Flax
    With a few bold stokes of historic significance, Trump has single-handedly broken the hold that "politically correct" bullies have long exerted over the vast bulk of those euphemistically described as "public servants." Thanks to Trump, it may never again be quite so easy to intimidate dissent in America. With a few unpleasant, yet effective, strokes on the platform in Presidential debates, Trump has easily derailed the plans of political bullies & the incredibly wealthy users of those political bullies, who were trying to force the nomination of another globalist, Neocon influenced, candidate on the Republican Party; clearly demonstrating the tactical...
  • Confusion in the Anti-Establishment Ranks

    02/24/2016 6:32:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 24, 2016 | James C. Capretta Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431811/trumps-no-anti-establi
    The GOP race is not over yet. There is still some time to slow and then stop Trump's march to the nomination. But that probably won't happen if numerous prominent conservatives remain under the delusion that Trump is leading a conservative revolt against the establishment. Some conservative commentators - notably Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham - have been cheering on both Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in the GOP presidential-nomination fight. These commentators like to lump Cruz and Trump together because this allows them to explain the Trump phenomenon as emanating from the same source they say has been...
  • Robert B. Reichhhh Produces the Best Campaign Ad Ted Cruz Could Wish For

    02/22/2016 1:03:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    EIB ^ | February 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Robert B. Reich produced a video. Robert B. Reichhhh, a former contributor on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, labor secretary for Bill Clinton, produced a YouTube video explaining why Ted Cruz is more dangerous than Donald Trump. They're both disasters, but Ted Cruz as an absolutely horror, the worst possible thing that could happen to in the United States of America. VIDEOREICH: Four Reasons Ted Cruz is Even More Dangerous than Donald Trump -- Cruz is more fanatical. Sure, Trump is a bully and bigot, but he doesn't hew to any sharp ideological line. Cruz is a fierce ideologue: He denies...
  • Conservatives: Court nominee must be stopped at all costs

    02/22/2016 9:11:13 AM PST · by xzins · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/22/16 | Alexander Bolton
    Conservative leaders are sending a blunt message to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: The Supreme Court is more important than your majority. McConnell’s (R-Ky.) top priority since becoming majority leader last year has been to put his colleagues in a strong position to win reelection, in part by showing that Republicans can govern. But bottling up President Obama’s nominee to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia could bring the work of the chamber to a screeching halt if Democrats choose to retaliate. Conservatives say that’s the risk McConnell has to take. Taking action on a Supreme Court nominee —...
  • God, Conservatism, and Donald Trump

    02/22/2016 6:46:12 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 39 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    For the last several days, I’ve spent a lot of time spreading the following paragraph around the Internet: Donald Trump is a biblically-illiterate, adulterous, strip-club owning, casino magnate. He has been on every side of almost any political or moral issue you can imagine. Yeah, he's said some things that people like to hear, but what is there in his life that reveals that he will actually do what he says? He is "wise in his own eyes" and we should not be swayed by his cunning, craftiness, and deceitful scheming. Even the shallowest of political observers knows well that...