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  • KEENE: Familiar refrains from Britainís ĎTea Partyí

    04/18/2014 8:25:35 AM PDT · by Siegfried X · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/17/2014 | David Keene
    Americans have the Tea Party, which isnít a party at all, but British establishmentarians are worried about a similar movement that is an actual party. The UK Independence Party or UKIP (pronounced ďu-kipĒ) could have real impact on the European Union elections next month. UKIP is made up mostly, though not exclusively, of former Tory voters who regard Prime Minister David Cameron and his allies as weak-kneed leaders, who neither listen to their base nor fight for the conservative values they profess. UKIP began as a home for British voters skeptical of the value of membership in the European Union...
  • Judge clears Arizona AG Tom Horne

    04/15/2014 5:50:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    An Arizona administrative law judge concluded Monday there is not enough evidence to find Republican Attorney General Tom Horne broke civil campaign finance law during his 2010 election campaign. Prosecutors didn't prove Horne illegally coordinated campaign spending with an aide who was running an independent group during his 2010 election bid, Judge Tammy Eigenheer ruled.
  • Georgia on My Mind (Political Tsunami Brewing)

    04/14/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    About Common Core ^ | April 14, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    In 2 minutes, this video message (linked) explains why Karl Rove, "elite" GOP, the RNC and the RGA, are nervous as chickens in a poultry factory. Common Core outrage is uniting Teachers and Tea Partiers, Progressives and Patriots, Atheists and Believers. ALL parents 1) love their kids 2) hate high stress, robotic testing 3) are revolting over data collection and privacy invasions and 4) once awakened, see that corporate profiteering off students and teachers has taken priority over learning. We are "taking it to the streets", sharing this truth with every non-GOP, non-Conservative, non-traditional primary voter in Georgia. Our outreach...
  • 18-29 years old? Participate in a religious liberty video!

    04/09/2014 7:31:54 PM PDT · by counterculturedusa · 2 replies
    Counter Cultured ^ | 4/9/2014 | Anna Maria Hoffman
    Are you 18-29 years old? Do you care about the constant attacks on religious liberty in America? Then, participate in our new video project about religious liberty. To receive instructions, you must fill out everything present in the below submission form. Submission forms that contain false and inaccurate information or don't fulfill our requirements will not be considered. To fill out a submission form, please go to this link: This was originally posted on Counter Cultured's "Video Projects" tab.
  • The Democrats Have a Marriage Problem

    04/09/2014 4:56:01 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/08/2014 | IBD Staff
    Politics: This fall, Democrats will no doubt resurrect the "war on women" theme to try to hold the Senate. But they don't really care about all women, just the unmarried ones. The IBD/TIPP poll shows why. According to the Washington Post, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is building a huge computer database that will let it predict women's marital status. That way they can "pinpoint unmarried women as the target of specific, poll-test messages," according to one source quoted in the story. Despite all the talk among Democrats and the media about the "gender gap" that has supposedly resulted from...
  • NYCís tanning salons inspected more regularly than abortion clinics

    04/07/2014 8:56:52 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/07/2014 | Carl Campanile
    The state Health Department is failing to inspect many of New Yorkís abortion clinics ó with some facilities escaping scrutiny for more than a decade, bombshell documents obtained by The Post reveal. Health inspectors regulate 25 diagnostic and treatment clinics and surgery centers that provide abortion services ó though pro-choice advocates say there are 225 abortion service providers in New York state. Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000-12 span, five were inspected just once, and eight were inspected only twice or three times ó meaning once every four or six years. A total of just...
  • Mozilla: Mounting The Heads Of Conservatives On Their Walls

    04/05/2014 7:55:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 4, 2014 | ELISE HILTON
    Mitchell Baker, executive chair of Mozilla, announced on the company‚Äôs blog that Brendan Eich, former Mozilla CEO has stepped down ‚Äúfor Mozilla and our community.‚ÄĚ His sin: contributing $1000 in 2008 in support of California‚Äôs Prop 8, which upheld traditional marriage.Now, Mozilla is a company that takes great pride in their ‚Äď ahem ‚Äď tolerance and open-mindedness. Really. Mozilla believes both in equality and freedom of speech. Equality is necessary for meaningful speech. And you need free speech to fight for equality. Figuring out how to stand for both at the same time can be hard.Our organizational culture reflects diversity...
  • 21st Century Minutemen...

    04/05/2014 4:39:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
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  • Watch Inclusive Feminist Conference Organizers Treat Woman Like Garbage For Being Conservative

    04/03/2014 3:34:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    IJReview ^ | April 3, 2014
    The 10th annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, which was held in Washington D.C. last weekend, was billed as being ‚Äúinclusive‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúrepresenting various perspectives and experiences.‚ÄĚNot so much. When Campus Reform‚Äės Katherine Timpf attempted to ask young women their views on feminism, not only was she told ‚Äúyou‚Äôre not wanted here,‚ÄĚ an announcement was made advising attendees not to talk to Campus Reform because it‚Äôs ‚Äúconservative.‚ÄĚThe website of Feminist Campus, which bills itself as the ‚Äúworld‚Äôs largest pro-choice student network,‚ÄĚ promoted the conference this way: ‚ÄúThe goal of this conference is to encourage and prepare young women to become...
  • Have your conservative views cost you friends? This irony is probably lost on those fools...

    04/03/2014 10:13:00 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 54 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
    About a month and a half ago from this writing I actually had a friend give an me admonition that defending my conservative views (they said "Republican," which shows you how much they actually know about politics) would cost me lots of friends on my social networks.I basically responded with what the graphic below says. Their response?...Crickets.
  • Should All Political Parties Embrace Liberal Values? The Left Seems To Think So.

    03/31/2014 4:36:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-31-14 | Dave The Sage
    The concept that the whims of public opinion, the fads of the moment, or the opinions of an ideological opponent should fundamentally alter what a particular political party stands for has always seemed rather odd to me. It is an argument I see trotted out in articles from Left leaning sites on a regular basis. The argument is always, without fail, that the Republican Party needs to become more like the Democratic Party. Yet the reverse is never suggested for consideration. Great "concern" is showed time and time again by often very radical and liberal writers, as well as general...
  • Conservative Leaders For Jeb Bush?

    03/31/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/31/14 | George Rasley
    Saturdayís Washington Post gave prominent placement to an article headlined ďInfluential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential raceĒ that detailed the establishment GOPís desperate attempt to recruit the former Governor of Florida to run for president. The article by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa claims that ďConcerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christieís political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOPís brightest hope to win back the White House.Ē Rucker and...
  • Hey GOP, Give Us A Simple, Readable Platform In 2016

    03/28/2014 1:51:29 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 16 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 03/28/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    It is a sad and unfortunate fact that the vast majority of Americans havenít read our Constitution. Including the amendments, the Constitution is not a long read being only about 7,400 words long. However, the Republican Party, ďthe party of the ConstitutionĒ, has a 2012 platform that is over FOUR times longer than the Constitution at 30,693 words. This fact begs the question, if Americans havenít read the Constitution, how many have actually read the GOP platform and know what Republicans believe? From the creation of the party in 1856 through 1952, the GOP platform only exceeded the Constitutionís length...
  • Overcriminalization of America with Jason Lewis

    03/25/2014 2:30:58 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 31 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 3-25-14 | ALEC
    On March 24, Cara Sullivan went on The Jason Lewis Show to discuss the importance of criminal justice reforms, which include mandatory minimum sentencing reform, criminal intent requirements within the law, provisional licensing and the pervasiveness of overcriminalization in America. Cara is the director of ALECís Justice Performance Project, which works to highlight the need for reforms within our criminal justice system and recently produced the report, ďCriminalizing America Ė How Big Government Makes a Criminal of Every American.Ē Listen below to Caraís hour-long segment on The Jason Lewis Show:
  • Angry Clingers UNITE

    03/22/2014 3:24:34 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Anatomy of a Takedown (radical liberal left wingers attack conservative writer)

    03/21/2014 4:13:10 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 21, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    I made a stupid gaffe on the radio last week. While hosting a national radio show, I said that, in general, the liberal professors who have turned higher education into the toxic stew that produced porn star ‚ÄúBelle Knox‚ÄĚ needed to be ‚Äútaken out and shot.‚ÄĚ This was a figure of speech; I certainly did not mean it literally. It is a figure of speech, I suspect, that everyone reading this has used, and everyone who clamored for my ruination has used also. The reaction was swift, massive, and unforgiving ‚Äď first playing itself out on Twitter but then...
  • Governor wants state to stop collecting union dues

    03/19/2014 2:13:24 PM PDT · by SF Geo · 41 replies
    The Albquerque Journal ^ | 3/19/2014 | James Monteleone
    Gov. Susana Martinezís administration wants to stop allowing union dues to be withdrawn automatically from state employee paychecks, money that she says is turned around for political attacks. One union leader called that a ďdeclaration of warĒ against unions and said changing the longstanding practice is simply not going to happen.
  • Rick Perry Proves Himself NOT Reliably Conservative by Endorsing Musty Mitch

    03/18/2014 3:07:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Same†schmuck who†just declared war on the Tea Party... †I was actually considering Perry a second-tier maybe for 2016, hard to argue with his economic record. But when he comes out and endorses Mitch McConnell vs. a viable Tea Party challenger (when there was no reason for him to weigh-in in the first place) it becomes clear enough to me that Rick Perry is not the man to reliably bring this country anything resembling a Reagan Revolution. He plays a good conservative when campaigning, and would most certainly portray himself as one again in 2016- but this time the stink won't...
  • 6 Arguments Only A Liberal Could Believe

    03/18/2014 2:35:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 51 replies ^ | 3-18-2014 | John Hawkins
    "Arguing with's like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it's victorious." -- Anonymous "If you can somehow force a liberal into a point-counterpoint argument, his retorts will bear no relation to what youíve said ó unless you were in fact talking about your looks, your age, your weight, your personal obsessions, or whether you are a fascist. In the famous liberal two-step, they leap from one idiotic point to the next, so you...
  • New Sheriff in Town: Rich Pezzullo for Senate in New Jersey

    03/16/2014 11:39:54 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 14 replies
    My friend and long-time business associate Rich Pezzullo is running for the GOP nomination for the US Senate from New Jersey. He is a conservative, constitutionalist republican, in line with Tea Party ideals, and will continue to hammer home the same message started by Steve Lonegan in last year's special election. It is VERY important to highlight our candidates, even (and perhaps ESPECIALLY) in deep blue states. Even if their position may be relatively unpopular, they chip away at the leviathan. Steve Lonegan had started the game in the special election last year, and Rich is the best person to...
  • The Good... The Bad... and the Ugly!

    03/15/2014 2:58:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Young Republicans Find Fault With Elders on List of Social Issues

    03/11/2014 9:26:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jonathan Martin
    It was difficult to miss Ian Jacobson at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Known as Rooster, he was 33, with an ample beard, earrings and a towering orange-and-aqua spiked Mohawk haircut. But he also sported a pinstriped suit, French cuffs and a natty contrast collar. Mr. Jacobsonís sartorial contradictions matched those of his politics: He is among the young Republicans who are pro-free market on fiscal issues and libertarian on social ones. While his views represent a potential growth wing for a party that is losing among other demographic groups, they also show an emerging tension with the older social...
  • American, Warrior, Patriot, and Conservative -- Allen West 2016

    03/10/2014 9:02:58 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 44 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 March 2014 | areukiddingme1
    I like what Allen West said; "What I saw missing from CPAC was an understanding that Americans hunger for a particular image. Americans thought Obama possessed it ó an image of concerned and caring leadership. It is an image that exemplifies the best of America and reflects the triumph of the indomitable American individual spirit. It does not spring from numbers and detailed calculations. It is conveyed by someone Americans believe they can invite into their homes who cares for them and their future. The image should not be of someone who offers handouts, but if there is no compelling...
  • EXCLUSIVE--Tammy Bruce: War on Boys Attempt to 'Create Society of Frightened People

    03/09/2014 7:47:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 3/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 8th, Breitbart News was able to sit down with author and radio host Tammy Bruce to discuss the ongoing war against boys--especially as seen via zero tolerance school policies that result in suspensions for young students who pretend to point their finger like a gun. We asked her, "So many times we hear about 'the war on boys'--of a boy fashioning his hand or breakfast pastry into the shape of gun, then being suspended. What are we to think of this?"
  • College Movement of Voter Registration

    03/08/2014 9:52:45 AM PST · by ProjectRedLeaf · 5 replies
    Project Red Leaf ^ | 3/8/2014 | John Publicover
    Project Red Leaf is developing to become the largest Conservative voter registration network on college campuses across the country. John, the President and Founder of Project Red Leaf was asked to speak at CPAC2014 about On-Campus Voter Registration and building Conservative numbers on college campuses across the country. College student founded and run! In some precincts, we have seen increases of 100% in number of registered Conservatives. Please contact
  • It's a MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD World...

    03/08/2014 5:06:48 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Democrats Unleash the IRS Tyrant

    03/07/2014 2:20:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2014 | Karin McQuillan
    [snip] Lois Lerner did not flinch from using the IRS to persecute conservative citizens groups and corrupt the 2012 election. Once again she has taken the Fifth rather than come clean to Congress about what the IRS did to squelch the Tea Party and others, and who ordered it. President Obama brazenly lies to Bill OíReillyís face and says thereís not a smidgeon of scandal. This is an unrepentant crew. [snip] Democrats have no qualms of conscience in sending the IRS after conservatives. Opposition to utopia is by definition illegitimate. Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid thundered that Americans...
  • America Evolving: Six Californias

    03/06/2014 8:09:07 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 38 replies
    Poletical ^ | March 2nd, 2014 | T. Carter
    California's unemployment rate hovers around 10% with over 1.5 million members of the labor force without work. The state's debt sits at an astronomical $419 billion and is expected to surpass $420 billion by the end of 2014. As of today's date, California spends $72 billion more than it takes in. Dividing California into six separate states could also result in the state's current debt being divided into more manageable segments. More importantly, dividing California could alleviate the state's looming tax burden. One of Draper's intentions is to create a new and competitive environment between the six states. Each region...
  • A Little Help for Sister Darla

    03/01/2014 6:22:42 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/1/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    My patriot sister, Tea Party leader and conservative Darla Dawald, is running for Arizona State Representative in LD 8. I met Darla a few years ago when we traveled together on Tea Party Express national bus tours. A featured speaker at the rallies, Darla always inspired the crowds with her message: preserve freedom, constitutional principles, God, family, and country. Darla is a fearless, courageous, and a true patriot, folks. Thus the reason I call her sister.
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Winning Fight To Make GOP A ďNational ConservativeĒ Party

    02/28/2014 9:13:21 AM PST · by xzins · 33 replies
    Suppressed Newz ^ | February 5, 2014 | James Kirkpatrick
    The Main Stream Media is missing the real story on the Republican Partyís suicidal push for an Amnesty/Immigration Surge. The Party may be on the brink of a sweeping realignmentóand the critical transformative figure is Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. This realignment is likely because, regardless of the outcome of the upcoming battles over legalizing the tens of millions of illegal infiltrators in Occupied America, the Republican leadership has already failed. Key Treason Lobby figures within the GOP are clearly feeling the heat. Even if the disaster of an Amnesty/ Immigration Surge passes, the GOP base is well aware of...
  • Oh No! Another Black Conservative Republican Running For Office

    02/24/2014 5:52:31 AM PST · by Cheerio · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 23, 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    In the tradition of Sarah Palin, black tea party leader Katrina Pierson is a beautiful God, family, country and Constitution loving conservative Republican. Fearless and outspoken, Piersonís inspiring life story nukes the Democratsí mythical Republican War on Women. Sad that I even have to go there, Piersonís skin-color derails the Democratsí deplorable narrative that Republican equals racist.
  • Intolerable black men, &c. [Impromptus]

    02/24/2014 5:19:14 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2014 | Jay Nordlinger
    There is something about the world that canít stand an independent, conservative black man. Let me take an unpleasant walk down Memory Lane. Iím going to flick the scabs off a couple of wounds. (Nixon used to say this. Not very nice, I realize.) A white cartoonist once drew Justice Clarence Thomas as a puppet on Justice Antonin Scaliaís hand. Scalia articulated a legal opinion. Then the bubble-lipped, grinning Thomas puppet said, ďOh, yeah! Say what?Ē Another white cartoonist drew Condoleezza Rice as Prissy from Gone with the Wind. This was when Rice was national-security adviser, and there was drama...
  • The Washington Times partners with Kaliki for on-demand [Conservative] radio news talk

    02/20/2014 3:46:41 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2014 | The Washington Times
    The Washington Times announced Thursday that it is moving aggressively into the burgeoning marketplace of on-demand radio, forming a partnership with the Kaliki Audio Newstand, the first major player to bring streaming news talk radio into Americansí cars. Beginning in early March, The Times will broadcast daily and weekly shows into millions of cars rolling off assembly lines at major automakers including Ford and General Motors. Listeners also will be able to hear Timesí radio shows on their iPhones, iPads and Android cellphones and tablets via the Kaliki app. (snip) Times Editor John Solomon said the radio lineup will launch...
  • Conservative Principles and the Common Man

    02/20/2014 2:01:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-20-14 | Dave The Sage
    The raging, twenty-four-seven political debates that virtually consume social media, many news sites, and entire cable stations is mostly filled with cheap shots, one-liners, bumper sticker slogans, and the same tired, half-truth arguments. The endless, partisan maneuvering and jockeying for power among the political parties and branches of government often completely masks the fact that the culture and policy wars are not just clashes between squabbling political parties, but often are really basic conflicts between fundamentally different belief systems, world views, and ideological viewpoints. But that is increasingly lost in the world of thirty second sound bites, character assassination, talking...

    02/20/2014 9:57:52 AM PST · by PapaNew · 62 replies
    Sarah's Facebook Page ^ | 2/20/14 | Sarah Palin
    The permanent political class in D.C. won't listen. So, let's start putting our efforts behind good new candidates who will go to Washington not to line their pockets, but to help restore our country. It's time to put inspiration, ingenuity, and integrity over incumbency in the GOP.
  • Mark Levin endorses Chris McDaniel for US Senate

    02/20/2014 3:50:19 AM PST · by Islander7 · 4 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Chris McDaniel
    Posted on McDaniel's FaceBook page:
  • 'Liberal men are less masculine': How millionaire women prefer conservative partners

    02/19/2014 7:13:58 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK Online ^ | PUBLISHED: 16:01 EST, 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 18:27 EST, 17 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    When it comes to dating and romance, most people prefer to be with a partner who shares the same political views. But it seems that when money is involved, this preference seems to go out the window. Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female millionaires overall, said they 'would prefer to date a conservative man,' according Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female millionaires overall, said they 'would prefer to date a conservative man,' according +1 Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female...
  • 'Liberal Men Are Less Masculine' ... Millionaire Women Prefer Conservative Men Who 'Wear The Pants'

    02/18/2014 7:43:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'Liberal men are less masculine': How millionaire women prefer conservative partners who 'wear the pants' in a relationship When it comes to dating and romance, most people prefer to be with a partner who shares the same political views. But it seems that when money is involved, this preference seems to go out the window. Nearly 77per cent of democrat female millionaires, and 82per cent of female millionaires overall, said they 'would prefer to date a conservative man,' according 'I donít want a liberal man, I want someone who believes in a traditional family,' said one female millionaire. Other...
  • The Original, Right-Wing Extremist

    02/17/2014 8:46:03 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-17-14 | Dave The Sage
    One can reasonably presume how todayís Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from power. Character assassination has become the weapon of choice for those who so forcefully peddle the liberal/progressive ideology. It is relentlessly used to silence all those who stand in opposition to the myriad of Ďismsí they champion as they seek to ďfundamentally transformĒ the country and society. I sincerely doubt they would spare...
  • We deserve better than Fox News

    We deserve better than Fox News Iíve gathered information for this column from two recent books: David Brockís ďThe Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda MachineĒ (2012) and Gabriel Shermanís ďThe Loudest Voice in the Room,Ē (2014). Both books deserve serious attention, if only to refute. If you watch Fox News, you owe it to yourself to understand its history and outlook. If you find Fox News unbalanced and unfair, both books offer powerful support. Thinking Americans ó whether liberal or conservative ó have every reason to feel deeply, constantly, seriously dissatisfied. Consider: (1) Watching...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Symptom, Not the Disease

    02/14/2014 3:36:39 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | February 14, 2014 | By Robert Schlesinger
    Ted Cruz seems to be becoming something of a Republican bogeyman. One can imagine Republican lawmakers trudging home and telling their recalcitrant kids that if they donít brush their teeth and go to bed, Ted Cruz is going to bring a mob of torch-bearing tea partiers over to take them away. But they should remember that Ted Cruz is a particularly irritating symptom, not the problem. [snip] But make no mistake: Heís riding a wave of sentiment, not causing it. If there was no Ted Cruz someone else would fill that role; it might be someone in the Congress, like...
  • FCC to exam "perceived station bias"

    02/12/2014 3:56:47 AM PST · by Makana · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 10, 2014 | Ajit Pal
    News organizations often disagree about what Americans need to know. MSNBC, for example, apparently believes that traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., is the crisis of our time. Fox News, on the other hand, chooses to cover the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi more heavily than other networks. The American people, for their part, disagree about what they want to watch. But everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories. Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC...
  • Heading Right in Nevada

    02/10/2014 9:57:38 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/7/2014 | Betsy Woodruff
    One important part of this narrative is Nevada. In 2008, the state started having early caucuses instead of a late primary. And with that move, it stepped into the national spotlight that now glares at the first states to cast votes in the presidential-nomination process. Thus, the Nevada state Republican party became the object of a power struggle between establishment Republicans and supporters of the obstetrician-turned-congressman.
  • What Do Liberals Say to a Black Conservative?

    02/10/2014 9:19:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    cns ^ | 2/9/14 | Dan Joseph
    A black conservative is a minority of a minority. With American blacks supporting Democrats and president Obama in overwhelming numbers, African Americans who openly identify as conservatives or align themselves with the Republican Party are often viewed as being traitors to the black cause by other members of the black community. But, if you attended the RNC's 2nd Annual Black Republican Trailblazer Awards last week, you wouldn't know it. About Us Subscribe Contact Us Donate RSS What Do Liberals Say to a Black Conservative? February 9, 2014 - 7:46 PM By Dan Joseph Subscribe to Dan Joseph RSS Follow Dan...
  • The Pursuit of Happiness (A Bold GOP Election Strategy)

    02/10/2014 3:51:42 AM PST · by techno · 6 replies
    February 10, 2014 | techno
    Since we are approaching Valentine's Day I thought I would post on the subject of happiness, specifically the pursuit of happiness. Think about it: what is romantic love if it is not about the pursuit of happiness? However, I intend to look at the idea of the pursuit of happiness through a political lens, specifically through the federal lens of the Democrats and liberals on one side and the Republicans and conservatives on the other side. Before I state my premise I want to assert that in politics or in war, the dream goal of any army is to outflank...
  • Dem Rep. Sent Three Threatening Letters to Conservative Activist Using Committee Letterhead (Video)

    02/06/2014 10:20:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/62014 | Jim Hoft
    This afternoon True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Elijah Cummings alleging the Congressmen intimidated her and and her group. Rep. Elijah Cummings on three separate occasions sent letters from the House Oversight and Government Reform, stating that he had concerns and felt it necessary to open an investigation on True the Vote. The Congressman also smeared True the Vote in several cable news interviews in 2012. In the hearing today, Cummings accused True the Vote of racism saying that they were trying to suppress the vote. Catherine Engelbrecht was on with Megyn Kelly tonight:...
  • Meet Johnny Boehner's 2014 Primary Challenger- Ohio Entrepreneur ERIC GURR

    02/04/2014 9:38:38 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 45 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Lifelong Ohioan†Eric Gurr -a 48-y.o. student of history who's campaigning as a 'Conservative Republican'- was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati, has been registered as Republican his entire adult life, and is currently†the CEO of Best and Brightest inc. a computer consulting firm based in West Chester, Ohio. † He's married and has three children and two grandchildren, who all reside in Liberty Township. Ohio. Amusingly, Eric is a second cousin to George Washington. (9x removed)... And check him out on the issues: he's pro-life, anti-Obamacare, and against unhelpful foreign entanglements like Libya...
  • Gallup: Wyoming Residents Most Conservative, D.C. Most Liberal

    01/31/2014 3:50:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Gallup ^ | 01/31/2014 | Art Swift
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wyoming was the most conservative U.S. state in 2013, replacing Alabama, which fell to 10th place. The District of Columbia was once again the most liberal area in the United States, with Vermont and Massachusetts having the highest percentage of liberals among the 50 states. Explore complete state data > Overall, Americans were much more likely to self-identify as conservatives than as liberals last year, though that gap shrank from previous years. The most conservative states are located primarily in the South and West, while the most liberal states are found on the East and West...
  • An explanation of liberal vs. conservative that settles which side deals in fantasy vs. reality

    01/31/2014 3:30:44 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-31-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I can't imagine liberals would have a problem with this graphic. It describes to the letter their vision for the world and how totally unrealistic it truly is.†
  • ExclusiveóMitch McConnell: Obama, IRS Fight to Keep Conservative Nonprofits from Forming

    01/30/2014 10:36:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/30/14 | Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    James Madison had it exactly right. Referring to infringements on our freedoms, the Father of the Bill of Rights once wrote that such encroachments were more often ďgradual and silentĒ than ďviolent and sudden.Ē Thatís exactly what weíre seeing with President Obamaís proposed regulation on so-called 501(c)(4) groups: a stealth attempt to stifle the ability of ordinary Americans to participate in the political process. The administrationís proposal, quietly floated over Thanksgiving, is just the latest in a long line of attempts to skirt the Supreme Courtís 2010 ruling in Citizens United, which basically said that businesses and independent groups have...