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  • 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
    Thereís 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. ďIssues have arisen regarding Andreaís contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off. She is still under contract with the network,Ē Fox News said in a statement in reply to questions about Tantaros,...
  • EXCLUSIVE ó Tea Party Founder: An Open Letter to Ted Cruz

    EXCLUSIVE ó 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
    ¬ďThe 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.¬Ē ‚Äē F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up Today¬ís topic is smugness: a potent combination of hubris and envy smug - adjective \ňąsm…ôg\- 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¬† ¬ďsmug¬Ē Images and see what you get.If you are smug enough you can confidently disregard the stuff you don¬ít...
  • 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 Trumpís 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 isnít so. ďDonald Trump is telling the American people that heís lying to us,Ē Sen. Ted Cruz said on the campaign trail Friday. ďHis campaign is now run by Washington lobbyists.Ē [SNIP] In just the past few days weíve 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 Reaganís 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 youíre not sure who Barbara Anderson was, you might offer up a little thanks to her while youíre filing your taxes. The longtime taxpayer advocate spent decades fighting to make life easier for the stateís overburdened taxpayers, saving them huge amounts on their tax bills over the years with a series of ballot questions that successfully challenged Beacon Hillís 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 weíve 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 1990ís 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 Reaganís career was an attack on Medicare. On every one of these issues, Trump either openly disagrees or ó as with abortion ó has a past track record of disagreement. Over the past decade, Republican support for immigration and free trade has been collapsing. But Trumpís nomination would transform the party into a blue-collar, populist, nationalist movement with a racial element ó 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 Trumpís 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: ďHas Donald Trumpís remarkable rise done anything to change your mind as to the ideal strength of the State?Ē 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 ďsidesĒ 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. Thatís 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 ďpriming the public to try to kill TrumpĒ, 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 Lim≠baugh has insisted that con≠ser≠v≠a≠tive val≠ues, clearly and pas≠sion≠ately artic≠u≠lated, will win every time. By con≠ser≠v≠a≠tive val≠ues Rush meant: God, coun≠try, fam≠ily, com≠mu≠nity, lib≠erty, indi≠vid≠u≠al≠ism, per≠sonal respon≠si≠bil≠ity, lim≠ited gov≠ern≠ment, and free mar≠kets. Rea≠gan was the model, and the promise: it had hap≠pened once, and could hap≠pen again. Eas≠ier 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 countryís 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. ďTedís the only one with a plausible path to stopping Trump,Ē National Review editor Rich Lowry told POLITICO, ďeither by getting a majority himself or denying Trump a majority and finishing close behind and getting it to convention.Ē
  • 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. ďRepublican candidates,Ē Vice President Nixon has said, ďshould be economic conservatives, but conservatives with a heart.Ē President Eisenhower announced during his first term, ďI am conservative when it comes to economic problems but liberal when it comes to human problems.Ē Still other Republican leaders have insisted on calling themselves ďprogressiveĒ 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‚Äôs (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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs the risk McConnell has to take. Taking action on a Supreme Court nominee ‚ÄĒ...
  • 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...
  • Debate Performance Cannot Overshadow Decades of Personal History

    02/19/2016 9:33:47 PM PST · by joanie-f · 113 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 2/12/16 | Joan Fischer
    Debate Performance Cannot Overshadow Decades of Personal HistoryOne of the aspects of the current campaign climate that I find deeply discouraging is the fact that the majority of the American electorate spends little or no time learning about the candidates in the weeks and months leading up to the primaries, and they apparently spend little or no time during non-election years paying attention to the roles that American politicians, and would-be candidates, play in events and policymaking that are happening both in America and elsewhere around the globe. One of the shocking and disturbing ramifications of that sad state of...
  • Trump is Not a Conservative

    02/18/2016 7:16:28 AM PST · by JayAr36 · 48 replies
    Daily Rant, Race & Politics 5 | Feb 18 2016 | jayar36
    Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He’s A Pragmatist by Mychal Massie January 19, 2016 We recently enjoyed a belated holiday dinner with friends at the home of other friends. The dinner conversation was jocund, ranging from discussions about antique glass and china to theology and politics. At one point reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative. I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a...
  • Yesterday Men

    02/16/2016 6:19:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Z Blog ^ | February 15, 2016 | The Z Man
    The old right, which I would define as Anglo-Saxon traditionalism, was obliterated in America during the first years of the 20th century. When Wilson abandoned traditional American isolationism in favor of Teddy Roosevelt's jingoistic internationalism, American conservatism was finished as a dominant political ideology. It could not exist in a world where America was an active participant in European intrigues. It staggered along after Wilson, until the Great Depression delivered the final blow. What replaced it was the mild corporatism of FDR that was an adaptation of what we would come to understand as European fascism. In America this meant...
  • A Choice Not An Echo

    02/16/2016 11:43:19 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | 11/4/2012 | Bradley J. Birzer
    One of the little known aspects of recent American history is that Russell Kirk served as one of Barry Goldwater's most important intellectual advisors, 1959-1964. The two talked frequently, met frequently, and strategized frequently. In private and public, Goldwater acknowledged Kirk's role a number of times. Only recently, however, did I discover that Kirk wrote a number of speeches for Goldwater. The one that intrigued me most (as Goldwater praised Kirk innumerable times for writing it; Goldwater considered it one of the best speeches he ever delivered) was the talk that Goldwater gave in February 1962. After a very exhausting...
  • WHO IS THE REAL TED CRUZ?

    02/15/2016 3:41:17 PM PST · by WTFOVR · 57 replies
    You Tube ^ | 01/18/2016 | NISKEY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VckRA4tYFo
  • Scalia‚Äôs passing brings ravening lib-left wolves to America‚Äôs front door

    02/14/2016 10:36:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/16 | Judi McLeod
    Why do millions of voters, low-information and otherwise, never get it that the Democrats NEVER give up when it comes to the relinquishing of power? They were always out there even though those watching nightly television never heard them. Overnight the wolves have come out of the fields and up over the bluffs into front and back yards where the primal sound of their howling foretells the coming death of Conservatism in America. The spine-chilling howling of the wolves is the Conservative Funeral Requiem of the lib-left, now that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has passed.
  • Rush: If Conservatism Is Your Only Priority, There Is No Choice Other Than Ted Cruz

    02/10/2016 2:17:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 542 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 2/10/16 | Rush Limbaugh
    If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan. ***snip*** But for those of you that conservatism's the answer and conservatism is the way, you have no choice here. Ted Cruz has got to be your guy. There's nobody even close. Nobody.
  • I think we're being miss-directed by the word, "conservative"

    02/10/2016 12:10:07 PM PST · by knarf · 134 replies
    self | February, 10, 2016 | knarf
    Most Americans are not THAT demanding of a strict definition of conservatism
  • Steyn: The March of Trump, and the Feel of Bern

    02/10/2016 2:48:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 10, 2016 | Mark Steyn
    As I was saying at the dawn of this day: 1) Trump; 2) Kasich; 3) Rubio; 4) Bush; 5) Cruz. Number One and Two were correct, and at this hour Numbers Three, Four and Five are all jostling together at 11 per cent, but with Cruz third and Rubio fifth. On the Democrat side I noted the midnight vote tallies from Dixville Notch, Hart's Location and Millsfield: Sanders 17 Clinton 9 [snipped text about Dem race] On the Republican side, Trump won yuge: 35 per cent in a nine-man race, and more than twice as many votes as the second-placed...
  • Banned By the Publisher

    02/09/2016 6:16:03 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 12 replies
    Nick Cole's Books ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Nick Cole
    I launched a book this week and I went Indie with it. Indie means I released it on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing. I had to. My Publisher, HarperVoyager, refused to publish it because of some of the ideas I wrote about in it. In other words, they were attempting to effectively ban a book because they felt the ideas and concepts I was writing about were dangerous and more importantly, not in keeping with their philosophical ideals. They felt my ideas weren‚Äôt socially acceptable and were ‚Äúguaranteed to lose fifty percent of my audience‚ÄĚ as related back to me...
  • Trump Think Conservatism Mean "Conserving Your Wealth"

    02/07/2016 1:39:56 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 84 replies
    News Machete ^ | 2/7/2016 | Ed Straker
    In the latest debate Donald Trump made it clear, once again, that not only he is not conservative, but he has absolutely no idea what conservatism is. When asked to define conservative, Trump, who usually gives expansive answers, could only manage to speak for less than 30 seconds before running out of ammo. His answer was that "Conservatism means... to conserve... your wealth". That's not what conservatism is. A two year transfer student into Wharton College (with an uncle in MIT) should be able to give a better answer than that. Marco Rubio, perspiring like a fire hydrant, nonetheless came...
  • Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

    02/07/2016 1:47:56 AM PST · by GregKremer · 163 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next commander-in-chief must be of the highest character, cut from the rare cloth of our founders. Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages. Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts.
  • Ted Cruz is feeling the Bern! On the NH trail with the GOP's cute but sinister rebel firebrand

    02/07/2016 1:06:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | February 6, 2015 | Andrew O'Hehir
    SALEM, N.H. - Ted Cruz in person, on the campaign trail, is a study in contrasts. What I principally mean by that cliche is that Cruz makes a more plausible human being when seen up close than in his animatronic television appearances, but he does not resemble a human being who came into the world by the usual method. He's both cute and sinister, a highly discordant combination. He's like a marzipan man brought to life by the kiss of a magic fairy, stuffed into overly tight blue jeans and sent toddling into middle-school cafeterias in the middle of nowhere...
  • Conservative Or Egoist? (Our Support For Trump & Cruz)

    02/06/2016 12:35:32 PM PST · by Ohioan · 56 replies
    Truth Based Logic Website ^ | February 4, 2016 | William Flax
    There is no real litmus test for Conservatism; as should be obvious to anyone on brief reflection. Conservatism is--and always has been, as the term connotes--about preserving what one considers important, in a social, cultural, historic & genetic heritage. One person may be more focused on one aspect, another on another. There is no natural law that demands that all have the same focus--indeed, the notion flies in the face of the concept that man is Blessed with Free Will; with freedom to decide priorities--and, of course, bear the consequences. Conservatism is about preserving social--both cultural & material, as well...
  • The Real Shape of the Race

    02/06/2016 4:55:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 15, 2016 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Trump is not a conservative. He's an economic nationalist whose limited involvement in politics over the years has largely consisted of furthering his own interests by contributing to members of both political parties. His current policy positions often contradict those he's publicly expressed in the past, and his governing philosophy, to the extent he has one, combines crony capitalism with government activism (eminent domain; ethanol; protectionism; universal, government-paid health care).Des Moines, Iowa - The shorthand understanding of the likely three-man race for the Republican nomination goes something like this. Donald Trump is the populist outside agitator, running on economic nationalism...
  • The special hell of a Cruz rally: What it's like to spend an evening with GOP‚Äôs oiliest operator

    02/06/2016 1:23:54 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    Salon ^ | February 5, 2016 | Gary Legum
    There is a boisterous Oath Keeper leaking alcohol from every pore sitting three seats away from me in a Nashua, New Hampshire, middle school auditorium hosting a Ted Cruz town hall. I'm wondering if it's too late to change seats. The guy is wearing a camouflage jacket that doesn't quite hide the bulging middle-age belly straining at the faded Patriots T-shirt underneath. He's carrying a sign that reads "Like a Cruz missile, Ted will destroy ISIS" on one side and "Cruzin West" on the other, a plea for the Texas senator to pick former Florida congressman Allen West as his...
  • What is Neo-Masculinity?

    02/03/2016 7:46:31 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 16 replies
    RooshV.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Roosh
    Neomasculinity combines traditional beliefs, masculinity, and animal biology into one ideological system. It aims to aid men living in Westernized nations that lack qualities such as classical virtue, masculinity in males, femininity in females, and objectivity, especially concerning beauty ideals and human behavior. It also serves as an antidote for males who are being programmed to accept Western degeneracy, mindless consumerism, and immoral state authority. The purpose of this article is to list and describe the principal doctrines of neomasculinity.
  • New Senator Gives A Perfect Explanation of Conservatism In Less Than 90 Seconds

    02/02/2016 7:33:37 AM PST · by Boomer · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/1/2016 | Video
    Senator Sasse of Nebraska gives Chuck Todd a refresher on what conservatism is really all about. (Click on the link for video)
  • Ted Cruz, Triumphant

    02/01/2016 10:28:42 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 197 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | David French
    I tip my cap, unreservedly, to Ted Cruz. With everything on the line - and so many GOP colleagues cowed and intimidated - he took on Donald Trump and won. Late last year I wrote that the GOP needed an actual leader, someone who would step up and take on Trump directly: Now is the time. A presidential campaign is an early test of leadership, a proving ground for dealing with the challenges of the world's most difficult job. I don't want the last man standing. I want the guy who took down the king. If Trump can absorb the...