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  • Weekend Must-Read: Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/21/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-21-2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • OMG, Devo Were Right!!!

    07/19/2014 6:21:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'God made man... but the monkey applied the glue' -Baloo- Rare genetic mutation prevents Turkish family of 19 from being able to walk upright-- it's DE-evolution, just like Akron's finest tried to warn you about!!! Pics/more from the New Media's stand-up-guys at Reaganite Republican...
  • Glitch or Censorship? Connecticut school blames software for selective blocking conservative sites.

    07/18/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2014 6:12 PM | Spencer Case
    Weeks after an apparent case of politically motivated Internet censorship at a Connecticut high school, officials are still blaming the incident on technical malfunctions — even though evidence suggests human culpability. On May 27, shortly before his graduation, Andrew Lampart, an 18-year-old senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Conn., set out to research gun control on a school computer in order to fulfill an assignment for a basic law course. He found that the website for the National Rifle Association was blocked, while websites supporting gun control remained accessible. Over the next five days, Lampart spent more time on...
  • Constitutional Convention is Within Reach For Conservatives

    07/17/2014 11:53:03 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 56 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    As the November 2014 elections draw closer, Republicans are fixated on taking control of the Senate and Democrats find themselves focused on picking out china patterns for a presumptive Hillary Clinton inaugural ball in 2017, conservatives should consider the fact that a Constitutional Convention is very much within reach in 2015. Once the votes are counted, the Republican Party may just control the needed number of statehouses across the country to invoke the rarely discussed provision set in Article V the US Constitution which requires Congress to call a convention of states to propose amendments. Better still for conservatives, the...
  • No Country for Old Politics (How to Define the Right in a Left World)

    07/17/2014 10:46:53 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    traditionalRight ^ | 9/18/2013 | Paul Gottfried
    The task before me is explaining with appropriate distinctions and qualifications “What is right and what is left?” For those who wish to avoid the harangue of an activist, let me assure them that I do not equate “conservative” with Republican or with the viewing habits of FOX News devotees. Being a Republican and dutifully reciting party talking points is for me no sign of being on the right; nor is a disinclination to do either indicative of being on the left. A classical or essentialist Right is hard to find in the contemporary Western world, where journalists and other...
  • Conservative Rock Music? - Vanity

    07/12/2014 3:15:18 PM PDT · by QuisCustodiet1776 · 89 replies
    As a branch of the thread that was just posted about modern music - anyone have any suggestions for conservative rock bands? Why are there so few? I have run across one: Tor NemoCan be found on CDBaby. Any others?
  • Angry Clingers UNITE!

    07/12/2014 4:19:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    A quick look around the righty-blogosphere at Reaganite Republican...
  • Mitt Romney endorses pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over pro-life rival in Senate race

    07/08/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT · by SumProVita · 47 replies
    MANCHESTER, NH – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed pro-abortion Republican Scott Brown over his pro-life rival in the primary to see who becomes the GOP's candidate for U.S. senator from New Hampshire.
  • Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative

    07/08/2014 5:24:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 46 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 July 2014 | David Leonhardt
    There was a time not so long ago when the young seemed destined to be liberal forever. Americans in their teens and 20s were to the left of their elders on social issues. They worried more about poverty. They voted strongly Democratic.In retrospect, we refer to this period as the 1960s, and it didn’t last long, let alone forever. Less than a generation after young people were marching for civil rights and against the Vietnam War, they voted overwhelmingly for Ronald Reagan.Today, of course, the young are liberal again, and it seems as if they will be forever. They favor...
  • Tea Party should reform the GOP, not splinter it

    07/07/2014 2:27:47 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    GETTYSBURG, PA – One of the hottest-selling t-shirts at souvenir shops outside Gettysburg proclaims, “If at first you don’t secede, try, try again.” While the pun is popular among Civil War re-enactors at the historic battlefield, the message also has growing appeal in contemporary politics, especially among fractious Republicans. On both the Right and the Left, activists are convinced that the Republican Party is not pure enough on their issues, and perhaps it is time to break away and create a new political organization to shake up the system. “It's hopeless; Republicans are as much at fault as Democrats for...
  • I'm A Conservative And They Lied When They Said I Hate You

    07/05/2014 4:21:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Are you Hispanic, black, Asian, Jewish, gay, young, old, poor, or a woman? Well, then you may have heard that conservatives like me hate you. In fact, I'm sure you've probably heard some version of it a hundred times since it seems to be the standard rap for liberals these days. "Those conservatives are racists! They hate Hispanics! They're homophobes! They're Nazis! They're engaged in a war on women!" You get the idea. Well, first off, do you really think you can trust liberals to tell you what motivates conservatives? Can you REALLY trust Paul Krugman, Michael Moore, and your...
  • McDaniel Campaign Begins Legal Challenge in Mississippi GOP Primary

    07/03/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 32 replies
    Time ^ | 07/03/2014 | Denver Nicks
    This year’s most hotly contested Republican primary elections entered a new round of controversy Thursday morning, when the Tea Party challenger attempting to unseat incumbent Senator Thad Cochran officially initiated a challenge to the results of a runoff last week. Insurgent candidate Chris McDaniel Thursday sent a “Notice of Intent to Challenge” to the Cochran campaign, the first step in an attempt to invalidate the election by revealing voting irregularities. Early next week the McDaniel campaign will file its official challenge with the state Republican Party, which oversees the primary election, McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch told TIME. A legal challenge...
  • Help immigrants reject liberal ideas

    07/01/2014 3:52:46 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 37 replies
    The Elkhart Truth: People's Forum ^ | July 1, 2014 | Rev. David A. Seyboldt
    The recent influx of people from other lands has many citizens and politicians up in arms. Some consider it to be a planned invasion of dependents intent on becoming a huge Democratic voting bloc. Others see it as an opportunity to employ cheap labor for a hefty profit. Still others see it as a direct threat to the American way of life. The first thing we should consider is that they are people. They are not things. For that reason, whether they are admitted as voting citizens or not, they should receive the basic needs of food and shelter, along...
  • Meet Samuel Alito, the Most Important Conservative in America Today

    06/30/2014 2:24:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/30/2014 | Dustin Volz and Emma Roller
    Easy to forget but hard to ignore, the 64-year-old justice is leaving an indelible mark on the Supreme Court. And giving liberals a lot to complain about. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito enraged liberals twice on Monday, handing down two potentially wide-reaching opinions that weakened Obamacare's contraception mandate and severely undermined public unions. Alito is a reliable member of the Court's conservative flank, though he often earns less attention than his irascible counterpart Antonin Scalia, whose opinions are regularly dotted with sensational rhetorical flourishes that easily seize media attention. Alito is less waffly than either Chief Justice John Roberts or...
  • Video: And now, a spectacular political ad from a black conservative in Alabama

    06/28/2014 7:38:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2014 | Guy Benson
    Consider this your Friday evening palate cleanser — and a very welcome one at that. As the ritual center-right circular firing squad gathers over the very ugly mess in Mississippi, I give you a delightful and clever web ad produced by an African-American conservative running for office in a neighboring state. Meet Darius Foster, a black Republican from the deep South who will not be pigeonholed:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Now that you know a little about me, do I really fit in a box?” The spot startles at the onset (is that her voice?), arresting the viewer’s...
  • From Mr-Smith-Goes-to Washington... to Congresscritters to... EVIL ROBOTS!

    06/28/2014 5:28:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Just when you thought you couldn't possibly hate 'em any more... ----------------CongressBot Lucas----------------- In case you missed it, Timothy Ray Murray -who garnered just 5.2% of the vote in last week's Gee Oh Pee primary challenge to sitting Rep Todd Lucas (Oklahoma)- has said that not only will he challenge the results of the not-even-close count, but posted on his site he was going to push the issue because  'it is common knowledge' the incumbent Lucas 'died in Ukraine in 2011' and was replaced by a body double:  “It is widely known Rep. Frank D. Lucas is no longer alive and...
  • Boehner backs off support for Export-Import bank

    06/24/2014 8:48:32 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2014 | ERICA WERNER
    House Speaker John Boehner is backing off his support for renewing the Export-Import Bank in face of conservative opposition. His new stance adds uncertainty to the outcome of the bank, a top priority for the business community. [...]
  • Email Shows IRS Official Was Pretty Happy About Obama Publicly Singling Out Conservative "Secret

    06/23/2014 1:33:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 6/23/14 | Katie Pavlich
    An email recently released by the House Oversight Committee shows IRS official Sarah Ingram was pretty excited about President Obama publicly speaking out against conservative groups with "secret donors." The email was sent from Ingram to Lois Lerner and others inside the tax agency after a glowing piece was published in the New York Times about the IRS and the trouble it was having with new tax exempt applicants and groups in light of the 2010 Citizen's United ruling. "The 'secret donor' theme will continue -- see Obama salvo and today's Diane Reeham (sp). At least SS started the idea...
  • High School Blocks Pro-Life Web Sites, But Planned Parenthood’s Okay

    06/20/2014 3:51:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | June 19, 2014 | Josh Brahm
    Superintendent Jody Goeler released a statement today responding to the charge that a Woodbury school discriminates against conservative and pro-life websites by blocking them.Andrew Lampart, a senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, told his local Fox station that he discovered a clear political bias at his school, based on which websites are blocked. His initial discovery was that the National Rifle Association’s website was blocked, but not anti-gun websites. But the more websites Lampart tried to reach, the stranger it got.“I immediately found out that the State Democrat web site was unblocked but the State GOP web site was...
  • Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio

    06/20/2014 5:44:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mitch Dudek
    Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:37am Mitch Dudek According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs. In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: “Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.” And: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about...
  • NY-22: Laughable Lies of Liberal Republicans (Conservative Tenney v. lib Hanna)

    06/19/2014 5:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 20, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    How do you spell "sidesplitting chutzpah"? In New York's 22nd congressional district, it's spelled: R-I-C-H-A-R-D H-A-N-N-A. He's the liberal GOP incumbent trying to cling to public office by smearing the Marine mom, small-business owner, lawyer and conservative state assemblywoman poised to take his seat next week. Claudia Tenney is as rock-solid of a Republican as they come: pro-life, pro-limited government, pro-Second Amendment, pro-entrepreneur, pro-American worker. As one of New York's top conservative legislators, Tenney has been unafraid to challenge the powers that be in both political parties. As an attorney, she has fought valiantly against cronyism and corruption. She has...
  • Teatopia - What if Tea Partiers controlled Congress and Rand Paul (Cruz..) was president?

    06/19/2014 1:01:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | June 18, 2014 | Reihan Salam
    [SNIP]"...Deep divisions notwithstanding, there are a number of principles that unite the movement. The most important of them is a devotion to subsidiarity, which holds that power should rest as close to ordinary people as possible. In practice, this leads Tea Party conservatives to favor voluntary cooperation among free individuals over local government, local government over state government, and state government over the federal government. Teatopia would in some respects look much like our own America, only the contrasts would be heightened. California and New York, with their dense populations and liberal electorates, would have even bigger state governments that...
  • House report claims Obama influenced IRS to target conservative groups

    06/17/2014 9:07:57 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Jun 17, 2014 18:23 EST | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House committee says that President Obama's "political rhetoric" was critical in the IRS' decision to target Tea Party, pro-family, and other groups that had politically conservative leanings. In a 77-page report released on Monday, the House Oversight Committee said, "President Obama's bully pulpit led to the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants." The report also places blame on "congressional Democrats," "Senior White House officials," "and other left-wing political figures and commentators."
  • It's a MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD World...

    06/14/2014 3:27:28 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of week's news/views/humor from today's 'new-media' Right....
  • Which Is the Party of Extremists?

    06/13/2014 4:48:28 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/12/2014 | IBD Staff
    Ideology: A Pew study finds the country more polarized than ever, and naturally Republicans are catching the blame. Truth is, it's Democrats who've lurched to extremes. Evidence of Republicans' shift to the far right is supposed to be found in the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, which prompted the New York Times to editorialize that "In GOP, Far Right Is Too Moderate." Former Clinton adviser Donna Brazile added that "even the candidates who are supposed to be the establishment have been pulled so far to the right by Tea Party challengers that there is no difference in their...
  • Liberals want to walk, and conservatives want big houses: survey

    06/12/2014 10:12:18 AM PDT · by illiac · 44 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/12/14 | MarketWatch
    Yes, neighbor, but what do YOU think? Among the many findings of a new Pew Research Center survey is this data about neighborhoods, and how Americans want them to look: more conservatives than liberals want to live in a place where most people share their political views. The survey found that, among the consistently conservative, 50% believe it’s important to live in a place where most think the way they do about politics. For consistent liberals, it’s 35%. Check out the Pew poll. The divide over neighborhoods doesn’t end there. Many more liberals than conservatives want communities where the houses...
  • Gay conservative group GOProud closing its doors

    06/09/2014 2:53:09 PM PDT · by DesScorp · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 4, 2014 | Rick Moran
    The current leadership sounds hopeful about continuing the organization under a different name with a different mission, but, as the Advocate explains, that's probably unrealistic. Bilerico reporter Andrew Markle initially reported that GOProud was shuttering on Sunday, and following initial denials on social media from members of the group, key organizers confirmed to Bilerico founder Bil Browning Monday that the group is indeed planning to close up shop. GOProud executive director Matthew Bechstein told Browning that the mixed messages were an attempt to calm members and stave off any problems with fundraising efforts. Nevertheless, "We're leaving GOProud behind and re-branding...
  • Right-Wing Extremists!

    06/07/2014 4:54:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best this week's news/views/humor from the new media right at Reaganite Republican....
  • Looking for a church in San Jose

    05/31/2014 8:43:59 PM PDT · by cblue55 · 33 replies
    My son just graduated from college and is moving to San Jose CA from North Carolina to work at Silicon Valley. He is a believer in Christ and would like to find a Bible-believing church as soon as he can after moving. He doesn't know anyone there so he's starting his new life at ground zero. Anyone know of a good church in the San Jose area?
  • Saturday Links: 'Carney Hits the Bricks' Edition

    05/31/2014 4:18:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of the 'new media' right this week at Reaganite Republican...
  • Progressives Eat Their Own in Virginia

    05/30/2014 4:23:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 30, 2014 | Anne Hendershott
    Continuing their commitment to silence anyone who might stand in the way of their agenda, gay and lesbian groups are now beginning to criticize supporters who are thought to be insufficiently loyal. The most recent case involves Douglas Laycock, a University of Virginia law professor, who is married to the University’s president, Teresa A. Sullivan. A man with impeccable progressive credentials, Laycock has been a longtime supporter of gay rights and same-sex marriage—filing an amicus brief in the 2012 Supreme Court case, United States v. Windsor that urged the court to extend same-sex marriage benefits to every state in...
  • Chris McDaniel: 'Courage' Needed to Fight National Debt, 'Status Quo' in DC

    05/26/2014 12:11:42 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 6 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 26 May 2014, 7:18 AM PDT | Matthew Boyle
    JACKSON, Mississippi — State Sen. Chris McDaniel told Breitbart News Sunday host Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, that “courage” is needed in Washington to fight the national debt and change the direction of the country. “I think Mississippians understand the significance of it,” McDaniel said when Bannon asked why he’s made the national debt—and unfunded liabilities of it—a major focus of his campaign. McDaniel added: I have two kids; I’ve got a two-year-old and a seven-year-old. My dream has always been to leave them a better country than the one I inherited. Based on those numbers,...
  • 21st Century Minutemen

    05/24/2014 6:39:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    News, views, and humor from the new-media right...
  • Banned BNP 2014 Broadcast

    05/22/2014 8:07:59 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/29/2014 | John Shephard
    Full unedited, UNCENSORED 2014 BNP Election Broadcast. This broadcast was banned from TV by the BBC and other controlled media TV stations - another example of how they deny the British people a voice. The corrupt British Establishment is now advising Youtube to silence the BNP too - the previous video was seen by over 160,000 viewers in four days before it was pulled. Only the BNP is censored by the corrupt political Establishment, because we tell the truth. Watch, enjoy and share... Below are the lyrics for you to sing along: Intro All the spongers of the Earth Come...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Grills FBI Director On Irs Investigation

    05/21/2014 12:54:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz went after FBI Director James Comey, who promised a year ago that the IRS investigation would be a very high priority. Yet today, as Comey sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he won’t answer whether a single person has been interviewed or, really, much else about the investigation, hiding behind the fact that it’s an ‘ongoing investigation’. What I like about this clip is the passion with which Cruz questions the FBI Director. He also hits back at Leahy, the committee chair, when he’s basically told to accept the witness’ non-answer. Cruz pretty much tells Leahy that...
  • Drawing A Line

    05/18/2014 4:49:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Conservatives have long sat by as radical progressive liberals curb-stomp anyone who disagrees with their ideology. On principle, we refuse to boycott anything. That’s a tactic of the left, and the right likes to stick to the high ground, even though it means losing ground every day to the forces of tyranny. Well, enough is enough. Scientists who practice actual science and demand something crazy like proof before advocating for government regulations and taxes on what you exhale are harassed out of their fields. Science has devolved from posing a theory and setting about proving or disproving it to a...
  • Conservative Lynx

    05/17/2014 5:54:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of week's news/views from the new-media-right at Reaganite Republican...
  • Exclusive: SunTrust Cuts Business Ties with Benham Brothers After Conservative Views Attacked

    05/16/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller via The Drudge Report ^ | May 16, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    First they lost their television show. Now the Benham brothers say they are losing their business. SunTrust Banks is cutting ties with would-be reality stars David and Jason Benham after liberal activists attacked them for their conservative views on abortion and gay marriage, The Daily Caller has learned. In a statement provided first to TheDC on Friday, the Benham brothers confirmed that SunTrust Banks has pulled all of its listed properties with the Benham brothers’ bank-owned property business, which includes several franchisees across four states. The move comes just a week after HGTV announced it was canceling a planned home...
  • Boehner's Amnesty Fixation Undermines GOP Momentum

    05/16/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT · by xzins · 47 replies
    GOP ^ | May 15, 2014 | Christopher G. Adamo
    As the 2014 mid-term congressional elections loom, Democrats are indeed feeling gloomy. Their fanciful notion of retaking the House of Representatives, so gleefully pondered in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection, is hardly mentioned anymore. Worse yet, some dire predictions of this fall’s outcome even include the prospect of Republicans gaining a majority in the Senate. The continually faltering economy (it is a stretch to honestly characterize anything that has occurred since 2009 as a “recovery”), combined with the nation’s collapsing international standing and a growing awareness that the worst repercussions of Obamacare are still yet to come, could...
  • SASSE SURGED TO VICTORY AFTER ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT COALESCED AROUND HIM

    05/15/2014 11:48:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Nebraska GOP Senate nominee Ben Sasse may not see himself as an establishment slayer, but Nebraska's primary voters may have given him a dominating 27-point victory on Tuesday to send a message to the Washington Republican establishment. At the beginning of the year, Shane Osborn's internal polling still showed him with 39 percent of the vote, while Sasse and Sid Dinsdale had 7 percent each. Sasse's internal polling had him trailing by as much as 37 points last year. By February, however, the race was a dead heat, according to a poll by Harper Polling. Sasse closed the gap and...
  • THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT STRIKES BACK

    05/13/2014 10:55:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 2014 | by DAVID BOSSIE
    With decisive primary victories by U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in Nebraska and U.S. House candidate Alex Mooney in West Virginia, the establishment’s dream of electing more status quo-supporting candidates has been stopped after just one week. Sasse and Mooney, both fine conservative candidates, ran smart races and closed strong. When Thom Tillis won the U.S. Senate primary in North Carolina last week (which took millions in establishment funds to make happen), D.C. elites, along with the mainstream media, were giddy as they wrote a seemingly never-ending stream of conservative candidate obituaries. I was entertained by the tone of the...
  • Mothers Day Thoughts from a Conservative Son to His Liberal Mom

    05/11/2014 1:17:44 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 11, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    The writer as a budding, young conservative, during his youth filled with happiness, in large part due to his liberal mother. Today is a day where sons and daughters throughout the world make up for the other 364 days where we either give our Moms sleepless nights of worry and indigestion for our recklessness and general ambivalence. It also gives us a chance to reflect on the impact our mothers have in our lives, our personalities and all that we are. On this Mothers Day I share the thoughts of a ultra-conservative son who is everything he is because...
  • McConnell crushing rebel Fund

    05/08/2014 10:42:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Mitch McConnell may have neutered the Senate Conservatives Fund. The organization, founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to defeat or dragoon the GOP’s old guard into stauncher conservatism, appears to have been silenced. That’s in line with a warning handed down by the Senate minority leader, who told the SCF after it endorsed his primary challenger, Matt Bevin, that the establishment would “crush [it] everywhere.”
  • Panama's Election Seals A Strong Free Market Orientation

    05/07/2014 6:54:54 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 20 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 05/06/2014 | Editorial
    Latin America: Defying polls, conservative Juan Carlos Varela won Panama's election Sunday, showing that five years of free-market policies merit another five. If he holds course, it's the best possible outcome.Nobody thought the openly conservative Juan Carlos Varela could pull off a five-year term in Panama. The former vice president had been been running third in the polls and faced the negative headwinds of Ricardo Martinelli's five-year conservative rule. It especially didn't help that Panama's incumbent parties almost always do poorly in successive votes.But Varela, who is believed to be at least as conservative as his predecessor, managed to distinguish...
  • Lee Bright commercial. Linda Graham challenger

    05/05/2014 12:56:20 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/05/2014 | Lee Bright
    New grassroots ad. Lee Bright calling out Lindsey Graham.
  • MUST WATCH: Oregon Republican calls out Liberal reporter, gets THROWN OUT of candidate meeting

    05/02/2014 1:08:36 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05/02/2014 | The Right Scoop
    This has to be the best thing I’ve seen since Newt Gingrich was calling out the liberal media in 2012. Republican Mark Callahan, who is running for US Senate in Oregon, was in a candidate review meeting with other colleagues in order for Willamette Week, a publication in Portland, to decide who they would endorse in the upcoming primary. An opponent of his, Republican Joe Rae Perkins, was on speaker phone. There were others in the room but I’m not sure who they were specifically. The clip starts with Perkins answering a question on speaker phone. While she was answering...
  • Do Children Just Take Their Parents' Political Beliefs? It's Not That Simple

    05/02/2014 7:29:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 05/02/2014 | TE-ERIKA PATTERSON
    A recent study shows that children who are raised to have strong beliefs are also more likely to rebel against those views as they age. It is widely believed that children will imitate their parents’ behaviors and attitudes—whether parents want them to or not. The 1961 Bobo Doll experiment, conducted by Stanford professor Albert Bandura, demonstrated that children will interact with others in the precise manner that was modeled for them by adults. Given this responsibility, many parents try to instruct their children and impart their views, perhaps hoping their kids become carbon copies of themselves, or become the people...
  • Conservative Artist Tony Pro wins International Competition at Portrait Society of America

    05/02/2014 8:07:52 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 18 replies
    Portrait Society of America ^ | April 30/2014 | Editors
    Rarely do we get a chance to promote one of our own. Tony Pro opened with a show in southern Utah last night. Tony's words regarding his Cowboys and Cowgirls show: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth out of which thou wast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return." Genesis 3:19 From the day I started this project, my goal was to visually describe the people of Long Valley, a place of beauty and wonder that I fell in love with last year upon my first...
  • Stagnative Thinking

    04/30/2014 11:20:24 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies
    Urban Dictionary ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Stagnative --- an individual who is opposed to any change, improvement or advancement simply because it was originally presented by an opposing political party, source or ideology an individual who's only opinion on a subject is to reject the opinion being presented an individual who does not have a direction but is sure that the one being suggested is wrong an individual who offers only criticisms, not solutions an intellectual Luddite "Why is Joe so dead set against health care reform? I thought he was going bankrupt from all his hospital bills." "Oh, well, its unfortunate, but he's a Stagnative."...
  • MCDANIEL FIRST TO SIGN NEW ANTI-AMNESTY PLEDGE, URGES COCHRAN TO JOIN (MS)

    04/29/2014 3:53:08 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel endorsed a new pledge from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Monday, vowing to oppose amnesty for illegal aliens as well as increases to legal immigration. The move could raise the importance of immigration in the bitter race between McDaniel and incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, who has a mixed record on the issue from the standpoint of anti-amnesty groups. Cochran's lifetime voting grade from NumbersUSA, an anti-amnesty group closely associated with FAIR, is C+, lower than all but a handful of Senate Republicans.