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  • Gohmert floats presidential campaign

    03/27/2015 6:10:52 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 17 replies
    KETK, East Texas ^ | March 26, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    First Louie Gohmert was after the speaker's gavel. Now it could be the White House.
  • Purge: California GOP Kicks out Conservative Policy Staff

    03/27/2015 1:17:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/27/2015 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    In a little-noticed move this week, California State Assembly Minority Leader Kristin Olsen, completed a purge of “conservative” policy staffers.  The dramatic reversal—in both function and ideology of the Assembly Republican Caucus—mirrors the California GOP’s leftward shift, which has eschewed social conservatives as a “fringe” element. By softening the party’s stances on issues like illegal immigration, traditional marriage, Common Core, and ObamaCare, the GOP establishment both nationally and here in California believes the party will attract more voters from the center than the party loses from the right.
  • Cruzing Toward the Resurrection of Mainstream Conservatism

    03/27/2015 8:57:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    The ambush-prone mainstream media (MSM) has difficulty trapping Sen. Ted Cruz, not just because he is mentally agile and verbally adroit. He has truth and authenticity on his side, and it is much harder to trip up someone of that description. Media watchdog Newsbusters shares a litany of examples of MSM hosts doing their best to demean Cruz following the announcement of his presidential campaign. Let's just glance at a few of those. NBC's Matt Lauer, co-host of "Today," was first up to bat for team MSM. He said to Cruz, "Senator, you're a guy who's known for taking on...
  • Viguerie to New York Times: Conservatives Aim to Unite Behind an Alternative to Jeb Bush

    03/27/2015 5:19:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/26/2015 | Richard A Viguerie
    Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary votes are cast. In secret straw polls and exclusive meetings from Iowa to California, the leaders are weighing the relative appeal and liabilities of potential standard-bearers like Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas. “There’s a shared desire to come behind a candidate,” said Tony Perkins, the...
  • Rate Conservative Talk Radio Shows

    03/26/2015 3:12:11 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 86 replies
    March 26, 2015 | Self
    Conservative talk radio is dominated by several big names, but others in smaller markets have many fans, too. National or not, which conservative talk radio shows do you like the best? Which ones the least? How would you improve, if you could, the shows you listen to? Kudos, high fives, gripes, pet peeves--praise or vent, what are your thoughts about conservative talk radio?
  • O Captain! My Captain! Ted Cruz for President!

    03/24/2015 1:10:04 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 32 replies
    Self | 3/24/15 | Me
    Progressives don't want earnest discourse over our most pressing issues or to be held responsible for their numerous failures and abuses because their behavior is unequivocally indefensible. Rather, they’re content spending countless resources to deceive and incite an apathetic electorate by labeling their political detractors racist, sexist or Right Wing extremists. In a sea of petulant children and shameless propagandists, America needs an adult; a principled and moral leader who is not afraid to speak the truth, use unflinching common sense and restore integrity to a government that was erected to protect the individual rights of Americans, not usurp them...
  • Ted Cruz deploys Ronald Reagan secret to victory

    03/24/2015 6:40:55 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 24, 2015 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz is counting on the help of Barack Obama to win the White House. That is, the senator intends to learn from the lessons of Obama’s 2008 “grassroots guerrilla campaign” for president, which the Texan often has spoken of admiringly. But, while Cruz will borrow tactics from arguably the right’s greatest archenemy, he will follow the playbook of the right’s greatest hero, Ronald Reagan. Grassroots support was the key to general election victories for both Obama and Reagan, but, like the Gipper, Cruz must first conquer his own party’s establishment. He intends to do that not by...
  • Will Ted Cruz Make A Good President? [ZOT Magnet---ZAPPED!]

    03/24/2015 4:47:25 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 219 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 24, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    I want to like Ted Cruz. He has all the right views from Obamacare to taxes to amnesty to Federal spending. He’s a gifted speaker, his speech yesterday was given without a teleprompter. He appeared genuine, frankly it appeared as though he had written the speech himself. The left hates Cruz, which of course makes him all the more likable. John McCain has called him a wacko bird, which again makes Cruz more likable. Anyone who annoys McCain must be good. Lost in the euphoria conservatives are having over Cruz is an objective look at whether Cruz will actually make...
  • OpEd: Latinos Fit Right In, See Ted Cruz

    03/23/2015 2:45:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 23, 2015 | BY STEPHEN A. NUŃO
    With the announcement of Ted Cruz's candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination and his speech at the convocation of the ultra-conservative Liberty University, the country finds itself jilted to the right on the ideological spectrum. Ted Cruz is quite the curious ideological torchbearer precisely because he is Latino. The general assumption in politics is that growing Hispanic Latino participation in politics will only mean an ideological shift to the left. This makes Ted Cruz' candidacy a welcome reminder that Latino candidates won't, for good or bad, necessarily stray from traditional American politics any time soon. The son of Cuban immigrants...
  • Ted Cruz appeals to Christian conservatives in 2016 kickoff

    03/23/2015 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 23, 2015 | ByJAKE MILLER
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz began his 2016 presidential bid with an impassioned appeal to the religious right on Monday, exhorting a cheering crowd at the world's largest Christian college to "join a grassroots army across this nation coming together and standing for liberty." "God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet," he said. "I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today, I'm announcing that I'm running for...
  • TWITTER: @RealJamesWoods - one of few who is not afraid of leftist Hollywood

    03/19/2015 1:47:10 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    twitter ^ | 3-19-15
    James Woods is one of the few who will stand up and fight the leftists. Here is one of my favorite tweets:
  • Vive La Révolution!!!! (Rare conservative win / GOP establishment loss!)

    03/14/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 130 replies
    Original Material | 3/14/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Today, the GOP Establishment control of the GOP machinery was overturned.Here is my 'back from the trenches' description of what happened today, in DeKalb County, Georgia. In summary, Populist GOP Conservatives have seized control of the local GOP machinery.Here's how it worked: A local Freeper who shall remain nameless invited me and quite a few other like-minded people to the Delegate Selection process meeting sometime last month. We all signed up as delegates. There was no competition, by signing up, we became delegates to a person. Other conservative-minded activists must have done the same thing. I do not know that...
  • Cooke: Rand Paul Represents ‘Conservatarian’ View ‘On Paper’ -- But Has His Own Problems

    National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke explained his new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto, on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, claiming that Senator Rand Paul (R., KY) perhaps best represents the “conservatarian” political point of view. Cooke said conservatarians feel “libertarian when around conservatives and conservative when around libertarians . . . They don’t like libertarians on defense, they don’t like libertarians on foreign policy, and they’re not sure about libertarians on abortion — abortion is the one so-called ’social issue’ that is still an outlier.” “But on drugs, on gay marriage, and on federalism, they’re disappointed with conservatism,” he continued....
  • Knock Off The Loser Talk. This Fight Hasn’t Even Begun

    03/09/2015 5:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Oh my goodness, the 2014 election victories didn’t end the war! You mean the progressives are still out there dreaming of a future full of hugs and goosestepping? You mean the GOP Establishment hasn’t just given up its power and knelt before us, begging to be forgiven for its craven crony corporatism? You mean the fight’s not over? No, the fight’s not over. So stop whining that you can’t go back to sitting on your rear end – we have a long campaign ahead. I know you’re tired. I know you’re frustrated. And I don’t care. Some people want to...
  • The 13 Reasons I Owe Democrats an Apology

    03/03/2015 7:50:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    I owe Democrats an apology. Flipping through some of my hate mail (I lead a tremendously exciting life, as you can see) it dawned on me that it’s quite possible conservatives are a little too hard on our liberal friends. (Also: I’m trolling for more hate mail.) And so, with reserved humility, I sat down with a drink (less than 32 ounces) and a pen, and made a list of things for which we conservatives ought to apologize. It’s the least I can do:I am sorry about labeling Net Neutrality “broadband-socialism”. Clearly my distrust in the folks who brought us...
  • Ted Cruz Calls Out Hillary, His Own Party During Fiery CPAC Speech: ‘Talk Is Cheap’

    02/26/2015 3:51:35 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 21 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2/26/2015 | Zach Noble
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — He knew all the right things to say to rile up the conservative base. Ted Cruz, the junior Republican senator from Texas, received waves of standing ovations, cheers and whistles as he addressed the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. “Hillary Clinton embodies the corruption of Washington,” Cruz told the assembled conservatives. ”We need to run a populist campaign standing for the hardworking people of America.”
  • VANITY: Move to Seattle? Any young Conservatives in the city or state?

    02/25/2015 2:05:45 PM PST · by bushwon · 178 replies
    me ^ | 02/25/2015 | bushwon
    My daughter is graduating this summer--she has a dear friend who lives in Seattle and has suggested my daughter might move out there. Daughter could move anywhere she can find job in her field. My daughter is a conservative tho not a political junkie like her mom LOL. Her friend is probably a moderate, but not particularly political. I have a "moderate" republican friend who said Seattle is just growing by leaps and bounds and lots of young people are moving there. Though I have no direct say in the matter as daughter is an adult and I have not...
  • Applauding an Elegant Conservative

    02/25/2015 7:22:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Dr Ben Carson
    Recently, I was temporarily placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center's watch list for extremism simply because I vocally support traditional marriage. I remember thinking: When did advocating for lifelong love between one man and one woman become a hate crime? Fortunately, the group saw the folly of its ways and apologized, removing me from the list. It was a small battle, a blip in the daily life of someone who has entered the political arena. And I enjoyed the support of many who rallied in the conservative media to my cause to help reverse such a silly distinction. But...
  • Ted Cruz Never Punts...ALWAYS ON OFFENSE

    02/23/2015 12:41:23 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/23/2015 | WillStauff
    Ted Cruz never punts because he’s too busy staying on offense. Cruz never allows the media to control the narrative he forces them to follow his narrative. I think the best example of this was a while back when Cruz was on Meet The Press with Chuck Schumer. Gregory wanted Cruz to come out one way or another about the recent NRA ads talking about Obama’s children. Remember that?
  • New poll shows Ted Cruz leading among 2016 hopefuls

    02/23/2015 8:57:51 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 39 replies
    therightscoop ^ | 2/23/2015 | right scoop
    en. Ted Cruz has a narrow edge over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a new survey on 2016 GOP hopefuls in Texas. Twenty percent prefer Mr. Cruz in a would-be 2016 GOP presidential primary match-up, and 19 percent prefer Mr. Walker in a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll. The numbers present a rapid rise for Mr. Walker, who was at 2 percent to Mr. Cruz’s 27 percent a few months ago. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson were next at 9 percent apiece, followed by former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who had been in second...
  • Obama Admin: ISIS Are Not Terrorists But 72 Types Of Americans Are, Did You Make The List?

    02/23/2015 8:11:14 AM PST · by LUV W · 201 replies
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | February 22, 2015 | Don King
    Hat/Tip to Blaze at Americas Freedom Fighters. Evidently the Bill of Rights is now optional. Optional in the sense that, as long as you are saying nice things about our current President and his administration, then you get to enjoy your various rights under the Bill of Rights. However, if you are saying things that King President Obama and his thugs administration don’t like, well then you just made the list! What list, you ask yourself? Why the list of 72 types of Americans who are considered a threat and are labeled as ‘Domestic Terrorists,’ that’s what list.
  • The Far Right or The Truth Or Else

    02/23/2015 8:00:48 AM PST · by SirTaurus · 1 replies
    Kentucky Derby ^ | 2/22/2015 | Kentucky Derby
    Gotta hear this Strech Call the Far right edges out the truth or else @ the wire..... http://www.kentuckyderby.com/prep_races/2014/southwest-0 The Truth or Else and Mr. Z, who had been battling before Far Right swept past them both, were separated by a nose at the wire. Runner-up The Truth or Else banked five Derby points and now has a total of six, while Mr. Z's third-place effort (two points) gave him 14 all told.
  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    02/22/2015 9:59:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/15 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Left slaughters us with language. They unpack, repack words and phrases ten times before we've even gotten out of bed in the morning. They take this issue seriously. So should we We Conservative Republicans have no more time to ‘get it right.’ For too long we’ve been content with the fact our arguments are principled, logical, supported by the evidence and by history. We Conservative Republicans are so right about economic and political matters, yet so wrong in our marketing and sales of Conservative ideas. So, even though our ideas lead reliably to abundance for all, we are at every...
  • Kid Who Played ‘Forrest Gump’ is All Grown Up. Since He Missed the Oscars, He Got a Bigger ‘Role.’

    02/22/2015 6:30:10 AM PST · by Islander7 · 24 replies
    IJReview ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | By Becca Lower
    The boy who played the young Forrest Gump in the multi-Oscar award winning movie is all grown up. But he didn’t stay in the acting game after his most famous role. He joined the Army.
  • Ex-SNL Star Victoria Jackson: Our President Is 'Islamic Jihadist!'

    02/20/2015 1:57:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 20 Feb 2015 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is a Muslim and Islamic jihadist who "hates America" and has no ties to Christian ideals, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson tells "The Steve Malzberg Show." "Of course, he hates America, he's not even American. His formative years were in Indonesia and he was a Muslim. It says it on his school records," Jackson said Friday on the Newsmax TV program.
  • Tea Party News Network Staffers Resign en Masse, Citing ‘Despicable Practices’

    02/19/2015 8:55:49 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Feb 19 2015 | Tina Nguyen
    Today, a chunk of staffers from the Tea Party News Network, a news site with nearly 12 million unique visitors per month, sent in their resignations over the company’s “despicable practices.” The resignation came soon after the publication of a Daily Beast exposé about the news outlet, which has seen incredible traffic numbers coupled with what its readers perceive as a decline in the quality of content, sometimes with little connection to tea party issues. (One recent headline: “Big Strutting Peacock Picks A Fight With The Wrong Guy.”) The exposé also shone light on some of their business practices, such...
  • Liberal Militant Atheist Murders Muslims; Conservative Christians Clearly To Blame

    02/16/2015 4:00:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The only thing more elusive than an attractive liberal feminist is a conservative Christian mass murderer, but that doesn’t keep Team Progressive from pressing on with its never-ending snipe hunt to find one. The latest search for the left’s Great White Hopeless began last week when some jerk murdered three people in Chapel Hill. Some say, it was over a parking space, in which case he should be tried and, if convicted, hanged. Others speculate that it was because these three people were Muslim, in which case he should be tried and, if convicted, hanged. Are you sensing a theme?...
  • Sen. Paul Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Restore Voting Rights to Ex-Criminals

    02/14/2015 5:58:44 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 43 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 02/13/2014 | Monica Sanchez
    en. Rand Paul (R-KY) re-introduced the Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act of 2015 on Friday, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that would restore federal voting rights for non-violent, “low-level” ex-offenders. Sen. Paul explained, “A criminal record is currently one of the biggest impediments to voting in federal elections. The Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act will reform existing federal law and give low-level ex-offenders another opportunity to vote.” Non-violent, so-called "low-level" crimes include: Theft, trespassing, arson, and other forms of property offensesFraud, bribery, and other forms of “white collar” offensesDrug possessionPublic intoxicationProstitution Whether a crime...
  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz Rebuked for Voting in Place of GOP Colleague

    01/29/2015 2:27:54 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Drew MacKenzie
    House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions has rebuked Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for voting on behalf of Florida Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart. On Tuesday, Wasserman Schultz was in the speaker's lobby next to the House floor while her home-state colleague was caught up in an interview nearby with a reporter just before a roll-call vote, according to The Hill. "Deb, are you going in?" Diaz-Balart asked before handing her his voting card, The Hill said. "Can you…" he said, his voice trailing off as he handed her the card.
  • Conservatism Is Now Everywhere

    01/29/2015 4:50:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- There is a problem with the Internet. Its commentary is too often dominated by pinheads. H.L. Mencken used to complain that only idiots write letters to the editor. That might have been true of his day -- the 1920s and 1930s -- but in our time writers of letters to the editor of newspapers and even of websites are occasionally quite well-informed and even lucid. But others, I am afraid, are indeed pinheads, sitting in their underwear back home, foaming at the mouth, believing that the whole world is profoundly interested in their every word, until the authorities...
  • 2016 and the Coalition of the Uninspired

    How is it possible that a president can win re-election by a relatively comfortable margin while receiving fewer raw votes than his first election? Enter Mitt Romney. A simple data comparison is very telling. That comparison is the Romney raw vote vs. all votes for congressional Republicans in a given state. Crunching the numbers, Romney significantly underperformed the Republican congressional vote totals in multiple states. In North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin -- all presidential swing states -- Mitt Romney underperformed the total raw votes cast for all Republican congressional candidates by an average of 3 percent. That means that...
  • How do I get a blog referral published here?

    01/26/2015 8:51:02 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 139 replies
    How does one get a blog posted here?
  • CRUZ: I’M LOOKING AT 2016 VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY

    01/19/2015 1:22:52 PM PST · by gwgn02 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/19/2015 | Mathew Boyle
    MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tells Breitbart News that he’s “very, very seriously” considering launching a presidential candidacy for 2016. Cruz adds that he thinks a bold conservative needs to win the GOP nomination next time around, or else he fears Democrats are likely to win the White House as they did in 2008 and 2012. “God bless South Carolina. South Carolina has historically played a critical role in helping select Republican presidential nominees,” Cruz said in an interview here at the state’s Tea Party Coalition Convention: South Carolina’s central role has been ensuring that we...
  • The Cross Examined College Prep Course II

    01/16/2015 6:31:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: If you’re wondering why this column begins with “#4” just go to my archive. This is Part II of a series. Part I described a new College Prep Course that is being offered by www.CrossExamined.org. Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, and I will be traveling the country offering the course starting in the summer of 2015. This column series provides an overview of my 10-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college. 4. Google Is Not a Friend to Higher Ed. Some readers may remember my infamous “letter to Ed” that went viral on the...
  • Which of the Two Dozen 2016 GOP Contenders is the Right One?

    01/16/2015 4:23:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ron Lipsman
    "....the number of potential contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination exceeds two dozen. It's actually a somewhat ridiculous situation.........Now it is my assertion that the vast majority of GOP politicians over the last century can be classified into one of the following three categories:RINOs–meaning that they do not really believe that progressivism and big government are bad for America–it's just that the Democrats are screwing it up and Republicans should be entrusted with the task of implementing the progressive agenda because they will do it more efficiently and cost effectively than liberal Democrats have or could.CRUELs–that is,confused Republicans who...
  • No conservative - no vote

    01/15/2015 6:48:30 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/15/2015 | Keith Edwards
    The big question that spawned many pundit opinions after Romney lost the presidential election: what happened to the four million Republican voters who didn’t vote for him? To be honest, since Bush’s second-term win, there has been a steady decline in Republican voters in presidential elections, but that still doesn’t answer the question. The blunt answer is that many “conservative” Republicans have grown tired of putting up faux support for RINO presidential candidates. This has turned into a snowball effect and will culminate in an even larger number of conservative Republicans not voting again in 2016 if there is another...
  • Author Dean Koontz on Odd Thomas, rough childhood, California home

    01/15/2015 9:00:21 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 27 replies
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | January 14, 2015 | CBS NEWS
    Dean Koontz is one of the best-selling authors of all time. He just released "Saint Odd," the final book in one of his most popular series -- a series filled with stories inspired in part by troubles in his own life, CBS News' Ben Tracy reports. "I'm just the guy who lives down the street, and I do books instead of sell cars," Koontz said. If that's true, then Koontz is the Henry Ford of authors. He's written around 100 different books from sci-fi and suspense to horror with a touch of satire. "When I write a novel, I don't...
  • Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning [and much more]

    01/13/2015 1:57:02 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | September 22, 2014 | Pew Research Center
    Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade... The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43% to 49%). .. It finds a slight drop in support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry, with 49% of Americans in favor and 41% opposed – a 5-point dip in support from a February...
  • Is the fix in? Has the establishment GOP already chosen the Republican nominee?

    01/04/2015 3:40:06 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Nick Sorrentino
    It is truly amazing is how hostile the leadership of the Republican Party is to the people who actually make up the Republican Party. I can tell you first hand that the establishment GOP types dislike the libertarian/conservative coalition aka The Tea Party at least as much as the Democrats do. Probably more. Why? Because the libertarian/conservative coalition is a real threat to their power. Do you honestly think that the GOP as it is currently constituted wants to reduce the size of government? Not a chance. A d this is why the party has been moving since 2012 to...
  • The Most Powerful Conservative in America

    12/29/2014 3:50:26 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 12/28/2014 | Erick Erickson
    I am very flattered by the suggestion, but I am sure there are others more deserving of the title “Most Powerful Conservative in America.” Nonetheless, it is what the Atlantic has dubbed me.
  • Marco Rubio: Jeb Bush a true conservative

    12/26/2014 3:18:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 106 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Hal Boedeker
    Marco Rubio blasted Rand Paul but said Jeb Bush would be a credible candidate if the former Florida governor decides to run for president. On ABC's "This Week," Florida's Republican senator said he had not decided whether to seek the White House in 2016. "Jeb is going to be a very -- if he decides to run, he is going to be a very credible and a very significant candidate in this race," Rubio told George Stephanopoulos. "I have tremendous respect for him."
  • Top 25 Conservative Voices in California

    12/23/2014 4:28:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 23, 2014 | Jon Fleischman
    While California has become a bastion of liberalism, the Golden State is not without conservative voices. It was actually a project to narrow this list to 25 people – my apologies to many who would have made the top 50. You can find any of them via a web search. I did not include elected officials in this list. I looked for people whose voices are heard beyond Twitter and/or Facebook. Here are the Top 25 Conservative Voices in California, in alphabetical order:
  • I Am The Type Of American They Want To See Disappear (Must Read Article)

    12/23/2014 4:42:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | John Hawkins
    I believe in putting Americans first. Poor Americans should come before illegal immigrants, the lives of our troops are more important than the lives of the terrorists they’re fighting and I don't much care what the United Nations or "international law" has to say about anything. I wish everybody well and think we have a debt of honor to the countries that fought shoulder-to-shoulder with us in wars, but I’m not a “citizen of the world.” I’m an American first and the rest of the world is a very distant second. I don’t care for most of the politicians in...
  • Scrooge Was A Liberal, Studies Show

    12/22/2014 4:22:36 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/22/2014 | John Merline
    Just about every year at this time, "A Christmas Carol' shows up somewhere on TV, as do headlines about how one Republican or another is the modern equivalent of the tale's greedy miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. "The GOP's sad Scrooge agenda." "GOP Protecting Ebenezer Scrooge." "Maher Likens Republicans to Ebenezer Scrooge." "Republicans play the role of the stingy Scrooge." You have to wonder if these folks have actually read "A Christmas Carol" or spent any time pondering what Scrooge actually says and does. Because if you do, you come to realize that Scrooge more closely resembles a modern liberal than a...
  • Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession: Blue America Without Red America Would Be A Basket Case

    12/15/2014 9:06:45 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Of course, back home in the Blue America’s capital, New York City, President De Blasio was less charitable. “We are no longer held back by the reactionary, racist policies of the past,” he thundered. “Together, we will build a new dawn of progress that places people before profits and promotes peace instead of perpetual war!” Blue America – New England and the mid-Atlantic seaboard, back through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, the West Coast and Hawaii, immediately set to drafting a new constitution. It featured 216 new affirmative rights, including “the right to a living wage,” “the right to abortion upon...
  • Billionaire David Koch Says He’s a Social Liberal

    12/14/2014 11:33:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/14/14 | Benjamin Bell
    Reclusive billionaire David Koch, a powerful donor in American conservative politics, says he’s a “social liberal.” “I’m basically a libertarian, and I’m a conservative on economic matters, and I’m a social liberal,” Koch told ABC News’ Barbara Walters.... Koch, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, said he isn’t concerned with candidates he supports who don’t share some of his views. He said his primary concern when choosing a candidate to support is their fiscal policies.
  • This cartoon pretty much sums up standing up for conservative principles vs. liberal group think…

    12/12/2014 5:26:48 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Not that the language was that harsh, but I scrubbed it for FR...
  • Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative

    12/05/2014 8:57:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 42 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 05 December 2014 | Steve Byas
    Friday, 05 December 2014 Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative Written by Steve Byas Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative His father and his brother captured the Republican nomination for president, posing as conservatives, then governed as moderates. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (shown), however, appears determined to chart a different course. If he does make a bid for president, this Bush is sending clear signals that it will not be as a conservative. After two previous Bush presidencies, in which conservative positions were adopted sporadically, this should not come as a surprise. But, following the...
  • NYT had 0 right-leaning books on its top 100 list — here are 15 bestsellers they could've included

    12/02/2014 3:47:21 PM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-12-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Consistent with our analysis of last year’s list, the New York Times has again apparently excluded any conservative or even right-leaning titles from its “100 Notable Books” of 2014. A disclaimer: While “conservative” or “right-leaning” are obviously subjective terms, a cursory glance at the Times’ list indicates books that lack a focus on individual liberty, free enterprise, traditional values, or many of the other tenets of Western civilization — unless critical of such tenets; further, the list is bereft of any titles authored by conservative or right-leaning authors. To give you a sense as to the kind of narratives/themes echoed...
  • More reason to love Mike Rowe

    11/25/2014 2:39:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Mike Rowe is a hero of mine, a tireless advocate of practical skills and knowledge who urges Americans to acquire a trade, rather than mindlessly go to college and acquire debt and a possibly useless degree. The host of former cable TV hit Dirty Jobs and current CNN hit Somebody’s Got to Do It, Rowe celebrates those who work hard and perfect their art at manual trades. He’s also a conservative (maybe you guessed that?), and one sharp dude. So when a troll went onto Rowe’s Facebook page and started posting inflammatory garbage about Republicans, Rowe spotted it while in...