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  • Trump Filled the Vacuum Caused by the Fracture in the Conservative Movement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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