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  • I Am a Conservative, not a Republican

    05/20/2015 10:13:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/20/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Has anyone figured out what the 2014 election results really meant? I was under the impression that Americans had grown ever more disheartened with what our nation has become. Turnout at the polls made it seem that voters wanted to rebuild the nation given us by the Founders. Historic gains were made by Republican candidates, promises were made and the excessive actions of the Democrat Party would be blunted as the citizenry exclaimed “No More!” I have been a proud card carrying Republican since I first voted. Based on what I learned in school, their platform made sense. I have...
  • Tina Siegert the Google Goliath’s David

    05/19/2015 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Google, the world’s largest search engine, is gargantuan in size and clout, but still small enough to fit in Barack Obama’s back pocket Conservative websites like Canada Free Press (CFP) owe a debt of gratitude to plucky ‘Citizen Journalist’, news researcher cum laude, Tina Siegert of News the Media Won’t Show You. Though some might not yet realize its full impact, all conservative websites are under Google suppression now that Google has claimed rights as the Grand Central of Internet Truth. Google will no longer drive traffic to Conservative websites. Internet traffic is what gets all websites Internet advertising. Without...
  • The GOP Can Rage Against the Dying of the Light

    05/18/2015 8:39:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/18/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Beware advice telling conservative parties to target the youth vote by adopting policies that may alienate their core older constituencies. Elections can be lost this way At Politico, Daniel McGraw has an interesting article on how “The GOP Is Dying Off. Literally”: It turns out that one of the Grand Old Party’s biggest—and least discussed—challenges going into 2016 is lying in plain sight, written right into the party’s own nickname. The Republican Party voter is old—and getting older, and as the adage goes, there are two certainties in life: Death and taxes. Right now, both are enemies of the GOP...
  • Conservatives on Campus “have to be smarter, better prepared”

    05/18/2015 1:32:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 17, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    “because it’s you against a lot of people” – My appearance on The Craig Silverman Show (Aurora, CO) I appeared on Saturday, May 16, 2015, on The Craig Silverman Show on 710 KNUS in Aurora, Colorado. The conversation covered my background, what it means to be a conservative on campus, the anti-Israel boycott movement, the Pope on a Palestinian “state,” the Pew Poll on Christians, and the fate of Christians in the Middle East. On Ted Cruz at Harvard Law School: “When you’re going to be political at a place like Harvard Law School, you have to be better than...
  • Influential Texas Conservative Backs Ted Cruz

    05/17/2015 5:28:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    American Clarion ^ | May 17, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    As America begins the search for a new president in 2016, many people are tired of the status quo and are looking for an authentic conservative, one who can make a difference and who has shown they are determined to make a difference. There aren’t many who fit that description like Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. In fact, there are none in the race so far who can match his record of conservatism. And he’s demonstrated an willingness to do more than just mouth conservative platitudes. When most “Republicans” were busy badmouthing ObamaCare but doing absolutely nothing to stop it,...
  • The Iraq Question Conservatives Need to Do a Better Job Answering

    05/16/2015 6:15:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/16/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I spent about 20 years getting people ready to answer questions from tough and even hostile inquisitors. It is what trial lawyers do. I can thus attest that over-preparing a witness can be worse than failing to prepare the witness at all. Ironically, this is especially so with a smart witness. A person of merely average intelligence is apt to follow advice. A seasoned lawyer can quickly demonstrate how foolish he can be made to look if he doesn’t listen carefully to the questions, or if he readily accepts a loaded question’s premise. The smart guy who radiates self-confidence is...
  • Congressional Conservatives Grade GOP-Controlled House: 'C-Plus'

    05/14/2015 6:34:08 PM PDT · by mrsmith · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | May 13, 2015 | RICK KLEIN and ALI DUKAKIS
    ... two leading congressional conservatives -- founding members of the House Freedom Caucus -- say the GOP’s current leadership leaves something to be desired. “It's been average,” Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, told “Power Players.” “I don't think we've done a great job of following the promises that we made. I think we've done some good things, and we've done some not so great things. But what's really lacking is a vision for the future of America.” In the interview, fellow Freedom Caucus chairman, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, agreed with Labrador's grade for the accomplishments of the GOP-controlled House so far:...
  • Eating Crow After the British Elections

    05/13/2015 9:28:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The media elite have a preeminent place in our politics, allegedly with the knowledge to declare what is politically feasible and what is not, including which candidates have a chance at winning and which do not. Before we head into a presidential primary season, it's time to insist that these "experts" don't know any better than the rest of us. And sometimes their biases so heavily shade their predictions as to keep themselves in the dark about reality. Take the elections in Israel in March. The manufactured conventional wisdom and polling predicted a tight race and rough sledding for conservative...
  • Pine Belt (MS) boy gives 'survival kits' to local law enforcement

    05/13/2015 2:35:28 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    WDAM ^ | May 12, 2015 | By Hillary Stepney
    COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - In the wake of a shooting of two Hattiesburg officers, it is also National Police Week. This week is a time dedicated to honoring the courage of current officers as well as saluting the sacrifice of fallen heroes. Hunter Owens, 9, of Columbia, wanted to say thank you to his local heroes by passing out “survival kits” to law enforcement officers in the area. --- snip The kits include different candies and expressions, like 'Life Savers: To remind you of the many times you've been one' and ‘Mounds: for the mounds of courage you need.'
  • O’Brien, Smith, Wheeler to co-chair Ted Cruz NH campaign

    05/12/2015 12:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | May 12, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Three hard-line conservatives to announce support on Wednesday in Concord. Three of New Hampshire's most hard-line, staunch conservatives are ready to endorse Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. WMUR.com has confirmed former New Hampshire House Speaker and current state Rep. Bill O’Brien, former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith and Executive Councilor David Wheeler will be announced on Wednesday as co-chairs of the Texas senator’s presidential campaign in the first-primary state. The announcement is expected at a news conference in the Legislative Office Building in Concord. WMUR Political Director Josh McElveen first reported the endorsements on Twitter earlier Tuesday. While the value of...
  • One Quick ‘Test’ PERFECTLY Explains the Difference Between a Democrat and a Republican

    05/10/2015 6:47:19 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5-10-2015 | BY KYLE BECKER
    If you ever wondered whether you're a democrat or a Republican this is a great test ! Let's begin....
  • Election 2015: Conservatives Big Winners Across England

    05/08/2015 10:12:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 05/08/2015 | BBC News
    The Conservatives have emerged as the dominant force in English politics after a string of surprising wins in key constituencies. Significant gains in the marginal "killing fields" helped the party to a comfortable majority. In a night of upheaval, seats previously considered Labour and Lib Dem strongholds turned blue as results trickled in. Several high-profile names including Ed Balls and Vince Cable lost their seats. Failure to win key marginals, combined with Labour losses in Scotland, prompted Ed Miliband to stand down. Meanwhile, Nick Clegg resigned as Liberal Democrat leader after his party suffered heavy losses and UKIP leader Nigel...
  • So much for the nail-biter: Conservatives win big in British election

    05/08/2015 7:50:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Resurgent right. Conservatives in Britain are quite a bit less conservative than U.S. Republicans, which I suppose is quite the caveat given what we’ve seen in the McConnell/Boehner era. But they’re still the center-right alternative to the very left-wing Labour Party, and British voters decided once again yesterday that they’d rather keep their government in the hands of those on the right side of the aisle. The Conservatives look to end up with 329 seats, which is three more than they need for an outright majority. Labour won only 228 seats. It wasn’t really that close, and much as we...
  • Landslide: British PM Cameron, Tories trounce Labor party

    05/08/2015 4:58:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2015
    <p>British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Tory party all but vanquished the opposing Labor Party and proved pre-election polls wrong with a resounding election triumph he called "the sweetest victory of all."</p> <p>Fueled by a landslide in Scotland, Cameron and the Tories left opponents on the right and left in tatters. The Labour Party lost 24 seats in Parliament according to early returns, and party leader Ed Miliband resigned from his role. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg resigned after acknowledging a "cruel and punishing defeat," in which his left-of-center part suffered its worst-ever defeat - dropping from 57 seats to just 8. On the right, UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage, a thorn in Cameron's side, failed to win a seat.</p>
  • British Prime Minister Cameron's Conservatives on track for absolute majority (Landslide)

    05/08/2015 4:27:23 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2015
    David Cameron's second term as British Prime Minister was confirmed Friday after his Conservative Party won enough seats to form a working majority in the 650-member House of Commons. Shortly before noon Friday, London time, the Conservatives, or Tories, had won 324 seats to 229 It would be the first time the Conservatives had won a parliamentary majority since 1992. Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister to win re-election since Margaret Thatcher.
  • This Boy Wonder Is Building the Conservative MoveOn.org in an Illinois Garage

    05/07/2015 12:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 7, 2015 | Julie Bycowicz
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-07/conservative-boy-wonder
  • Conservatives should stop in-fighting and fight to survive

    05/06/2015 7:11:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/06/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Toss government propaganda out to the curb on the next garbage day. Recognize reality for what it is without the government spin It’s time for small-c conservatives to drop the in-fighting and to energize the fight that matters: fighting for survival in a world going socialist. Who says so? Commonsense. The commonsense nurtured in today’s generation by their forbears, stored in the indomitable spirit of small-c conservatives, the only stores of it left in an upside-down world. As anyone can tell you, things are getting depressing out there, and it‘s going to get a lot worse before it gets better....
  • Leftist Media See Conservative Goblins Everywhere

    05/05/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Three more Republicans declare their intention to be presidential nominees, and the leftist media, as if on cue, pounce on their prey like panthers. When venerated neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced his intentions, Washington Post reporter Robert Samuels leaped into action, under a headline reading in part, "Many blacks see a hero's legacy fade." So what has changed? Has Carson been charged with a crime? Did he commit some violent act? Domestic issues? No, it's simply that "for many young African Americans who grew up seeing Carson as the embodiment of black achievement -- a poor inner-city boy who became one...
  • Taking Back America, Part 3

    05/03/2015 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/3/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Pundits tell us that the Republican Party will never win the black vote. Is there a reason for that? Is it perhaps because conservatives put an emphasis on personal responsibility and the rights of the individual? But does a black man care less about his child’s education than a white man? Does a black man working two jobs to put his child through college care any less about the cost of insurance, or if he has to worry about a politically correct response to the burning question of what he wants out of life? I am a retired military veteran...
  • The Left, Right, and Baltimore

    05/02/2015 3:22:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/15 | JIM ONEILL
    The difference between enlightened self-interest and nihilistic narcissism is the difference between the conservative and liberal viewpoints The difference between enlightened self-interest and nihilistic narcissism is the difference between the conservative and liberal viewpoints or weltanschauung. Using political jargon you could say that it is the difference between Right and Left. More to the point, the difference between the Right and Left is chiefly one of personal responsibility. The Right believes in self-responsibility, while the Left favors the “blame game” and adopting a victim status. The Left points fingers everywhere but at themselves—whatever the problem is it is everyone’s fault...
  • Britain's Labour has one-point lead over Conservatives - YouGov

    05/02/2015 1:49:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | May 2, 2015 | Reuters
    Britain's opposition Labour Party has taken a 1 percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, according to a YouGov opinion poll published on Friday, though still within the poll's margin of error.
  • Can Ted Cruz's hawkish populism actually win? ("There isn't really a natural Cruz constituency")

    04/30/2015 1:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Vox ^ | April 30, 2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    The Republican foreign policy debate usually gets described as a divide between Rand Paul and ... basically everyone else. But Ted Cruz wants to change that, positioning himself as a sort of "third way" between Paul's non-interventionism and Bush-style neoconservatism. Cruz's approach seems like it should be popular, but it also illustrates one of the central problems in his candidacy: there isn't really a natural Cruz constituency. Cruz's position on the use of force is hawkish: he wants the US to be far more aggressive than the Obama administration has been when facing threats. But he's also skeptical of nation...
  • Time to take our country back, Part 2

    04/30/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/30/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    There are steps we can take to return the United States to its founding principles. For starters: 1.) It is necessary to change the views of the low information voter. The Obama administration controls these people and purchases their votes by providing their benefits for “free.” The left are professionals in the creation of class warfare/envy. Welfare must be ended except in very specific, very limited cases. A healthy economy, free of the burdens deliberately placed by the left on enterprise and job creation can provide the necessary employment. The patriots of this country must be as vocal and as...
  • Cruz News

    04/29/2015 10:28:05 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 35 replies
    Lone Star Conservative ^ | Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Josh Painter
    I'm all in for Ted Cruz and blogging for him, just like I did seven years for Sarah Palin. I'm supporting Cruz for a number of reasons, one of which is I'm pretty sure Gov. Palin won't be running again this election cycle. Family is still her #1 priority, and I respect that. When Cruz was in Alaska campaigning for Dan Sullivan, the Senator and Heidi spent some time with Todd and Sarah at the Palin house for dinner and conversation. Only they know what wassaid there, but I wouldn't bet against presidential politics as one of the topics of...
  • Do Chisholm’s public comments on John Doe cross ethical line? (WI)

    04/29/2015 8:00:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm has broken his usual “no-comment” silence on all things John Doe by firing off a very public and very confrontational response to Gov. Scott Walker. First Amendment and other legal experts have blasted the partisan prosecutor’s rhetoric as somewhere between childish and downright scary. Could the man who brought Wisconsin its notorious John Doe investigations face professional sanctions for suggesting Walker could face criminal defamatory charges for criticizing Chisholm’s investigation? Maybe, but actual charges probably aren’t likely, legal ethics experts tell Wisconsin Watchdog, although many agree Chisholm’s threatening language is troubling....
  • A Mathematics and History Lesson for Conservative Candidates for President

    04/28/2015 9:54:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/15 | Dale Summitt
    From liberal Democrats and the radical left, the mindset of tax, borrow and spend has been their legacy throughout American history It was 1963, and I was a 16 year old high school junior, sitting attentively in an American History class, when our history teacher informed us that the national debt was 311.6 billion dollars. Being good at math even then, it was not difficult, knowing the population stood at about 180 million in 1963, that the debt amount to approximately 1600.00 for every adult and minor child in America. My reaction, even at age 16, was one of concern...
  • It’s us versus those who would destroy the Constitution and government “by, of and for the people”

    04/28/2015 8:48:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Civil War was the first major test of whether the Constitution and Lincoln’s vision of a government, “of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” were true, noble and worthy aspirations of man in a new relationship with government or merely words that politicians said but really didn’t mean. The chasm between those who would continue and advance slavery and those who held dear the idea that all men are created equal became so great that the only possible resolution to the crisis was an armed conflict with blood running on our...
  • ‘Tolerant’ Liberals Start Insulting Bruce Jenner When He Says He’s Conservative

    04/28/2015 8:23:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/28/2015 | by KATHERINE TIMPF
    During his interview with Diane Sawyer that aired on Friday night, Bruce Jenner revealed that he’s questioned his gender identity his whole life, that he’s considered suicide, and that he took hormones for the first time in the 1980s — about 30 years ago and before he decided to marry his most recent wife, Kris Jenner. But nothing shocked the public quite like his admission that he — gasp! — thinks the Constitution is important! The subject of politics came up after Sawyer asked him how he felt about Obama being the first president to use the word “transgender”...
  • Hispanic Catholics Are Not Conservative

    04/27/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/15 | Sierra Rayne
    Outside of America, Catholics are overwhelmingly liberal -- not conservative, and inside America, Hispanic Catholics are most certainly not conservative in their political views. To suggest otherwise would be ignoring decades of electoral data With Pope Francis’ “green encyclical” due this summer, the Catholic propaganda is out in full force—most notably at “conservative” websites. Some articles ask the question: “Pope Francis, Green Conservative?” There is a debate as to whether or not Pope Francis is Hispanic, but he clearly represents Hispanics—and Hispanic Catholics are dominantly not conservative (same with libertarians—if they were conservative, they would be conservatives, not liberatarians). Thus,...
  • Conservatives, Unleash the Awesome Power of “No”

    04/27/2015 4:39:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    We decent Americans are bombarded with lies, libeled, and subjected to petty (and, increasingly, not so petty) tyrannies by government flunkies. At every turn, liberals and their suck-ups in the media and academia seek to delegitimize our interests, concerns, and opinions. They want us to submit, to take the easy way out, to just go along. Our fate, they decree, is cultural and political dhimmitude.Well, it’s time to draw a red line and, unlike President Feckless and the Wimptones, to enforce it.Conservatives, it’s time to say, “No.”No, liberals, you can’t just lie about us anymore without us pushing back. The...
  • Republican leaders ignore Conservatives again

    04/24/2015 6:13:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Republican leaders refuse to take the gloves off, and are doing nothing to promote conservatism, so their true agenda must be to facilitate the continuation of liberalism. It happened again yesterday, a painful reminder that the GOP leadership in Congress is pathetic. The President’s radical nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, was confirmed with ten Republican votes. Without Republican votes, Lynch could not have become U.S. Attorney General. Lynch will now replace Eric Holder, the most controversial and racially divisive Attorney General in American history. In her testimony to Congress, Lynch made it clear that she would continue the policies...
  • What did the Journal Sentinel know and when did it know it? (WI)

    04/23/2015 6:47:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 4-23-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley confirms he was the mysterious reporter Cindy Archer spotted as armed police swarmed her home during a dramatic September 2011 police raid, one of several in the Milwaukee district attorney’s secret war on conservatives. “I was the one who was there. I arrived an hour or two after the raid began,” Marley told Wisconsin Watchdog on Wednesday. Who tipped him off? “I don’t reveal sources, and I typically don’t help those trying to figure out my sources by telling them who my sources aren’t,” Marley said. Marley’s appearance at what was...
  • Here’s Something Every Conservative Activist Can Do (Which They Don’t, So Libs Win By Default)

    04/21/2015 6:56:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | April 21, 2015 | Grant Noble
    Run for precinct committeeman (below). Take over the party apparatus of their choice and get to know how to build winning coalitions. Liberals do this in both parties, which is why they rule despite being outnumbered by conservatives 2 to 1. And yes, you can publish this under your own name for all I care! Funny how all the “big names” in the conservative media never want to tell anyone how to become really effectivein politics (and there by lose their clout to deliver for the political Insiders!) Grant Noble The Most Powerful Office in the World is Not the...
  • Tea Party will never understand the Constitution: What the right misses about its favorite document

    04/21/2015 1:28:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 160 replies
    Salon ^ | April 21, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    GOP candidates constantly invoke the Constitution. A Yale Law professor reveals what they all fail to understand. With the 2016 election cycle having kicked into first-gear already, any American who hasn’t inured themselves to the monotonous (and often ultimately meaningless) repetition of the word “Constitution” is advised to get to self-desensitizing — and quick. Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have already made a fetishized version of the U.S.’s supreme governing document central to their campaign rhetoric; and even politicians less beloved by the supposedly Constitution-crazy Tea Party, like Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton, are likely to soon follow suit....
  • Thomas Sowell: Who’s the Right Man for Conservatives in 2016?

    04/21/2015 7:35:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy. Seldom does the initial “front-runner” in either party’s primaries end up being the actual candidate when Election Day rolls around. However, even if we cannot predict the outcomes of the primaries this far in advance, we can at least start trying to understand the candidates, the almost candidates, and the people who are running just for the publicity. One of the curious things this early in...
  • The Liberal Vision For The Poor Vs. The Conservative Vision For The Poor

    04/21/2015 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | John Hawkins
    When liberals look at the poor, first and foremost, they see people who will vote for them in exchange for goodies. This gives liberals a perverse incentive to keep as many Americans mired in poverty as humanly possible. This is why liberals are always willing to make a government handout a little bigger, easier to qualify for, or to make sure as many people as possible are using it. They want poor people to remain poor – and no wonder. Show me a ghetto in America and I will show you an area that votes heavily Democrat despite the fact...
  • Marco Rubio’s deranged religion, Ted Cruz’s bizarre faith: God-fearing clowns

    04/20/2015 9:05:02 AM PDT · by Baynative · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | 4/19/15 | Jeffrey Tayler
    This Season of Unreason will end with the elections of November 2016, but its consequences – validation of the idea that belief without evidence is a virtue, that religion, and especially Christianity, deserves a place in our politics, our Constitutionally enshrined secularism notwithstanding – will live on and damage the progressive cause. But it does not have to be this way. There will almost certainly be no (declared) atheist or even agnostic among the candidates. This is scandalous, given the electorate’s gradual, relentless ditching of religion. A survey just out shows that 7.5 million Americans have abandoned their faith since...
  • An Open Letter To Conservative Activists

    04/18/2015 4:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | John Hawkins
    After I write a column that rips Barack Obama up one side and down the other, talks about our debt or the fact that we essentially don’t have borders any more, there are usually conservatives who show up in the comments section or email me something like, “I agree with you 110%, but what’s the solution? What policy do we put in place to fix everything that’s going wrong? When are we going to have another Ronald Reagan ride in on a white horse and fix what’s wrong?” Here’s the problem with that: It’s the wrong mentality. It’s sort of...
  • The Party of Ideas: Applied Conservatism 101

    04/17/2015 3:03:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-27-15 | Fred Barnes
    Middleburg, Va. Republicans have few built-in advantages in politics. But they do have one that’s already a factor in the 2016 presidential campaign. That advantage is ideas, especially ones affecting middle-income Americans. GOP presidential candidates were among the first to notice. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who announced for president last week, met several times with a group of conservative intellectuals last year. Now his agenda, notably on taxes, echoes their ideas. So does his new book, American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. When Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, came to Washington in February, he made a point of...
  • Conservative Leaders Plan Two Secret Meetings Aimed at Picking 2016 Candidate

    04/15/2015 9:08:15 AM PDT · by don-o · 36 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 15, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    A secretive group that serves as the umbrella operation for leaders and activists within the conservative movement will host two meetings in the coming months, National Journal has learned, the first to vet Republican presidential candidates and the second to discuss coalescing behind one of them. The Council for National Policy, a shadowy organization of several hundred dues-paying members, typically meets three times a year in various locations around the country. But with the 2016 cycle accelerating, and many conservative leaders intent on rallying behind a single candidate, CNP's leadership is taking extraordinary measures – scheduling two top-priority meetings outside...
  • Conservative group to audition Republican candidates for 2016

    04/15/2015 4:11:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2015 | Steve Holland
    A group of conservative activists will meet privately next month in suburban Washington to hear from potential Republican presidential candidates and determine who among them to support, a Republican involved in the effort said on Monday. Many conservatives want one of their own as the 2016 Republican presidential nominee and would prefer to avoid establishment candidates such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is expected to seek the nomination. The session at a hotel in Tyson's Corner, which is in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, will take place on May 15 and 16, according to the source, who spoke...
  • [VIDEO] Ted Cruz at the NRA: Can a Positive Campaign Produce a Winner?

    04/12/2015 6:30:06 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-12-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    At the NRA’s annual convention yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz once again presented his vision for America… and for his presidential campaign. The biggest take-away isn’t that he’s pro-Second Amendment (we already knew that), but that he’s determined to run a positive campaign. Just watch the video: ... Of course Cruz criticized President Obama and other Democrats for implementing horrendous policies that do tremendous damage to America and the rest of the world, but his message was — overall — very positive. He emphasized time and again that he’s inspired and motivated to fight “for your constitutional rights” and that he...
  • How Many Highly Religious Conservative Republicans Are There?

    04/10/2015 11:54:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Post's Opinion Section ^ | April 10, 2015 | Frank Newport, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Gallup
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz chose a conservative, evangelical Christian university as the setting for his announcement that he was running for president. This underscored his apparent strategic decision to focus relentlessly on the conservative, highly religious segment of his party, both in terms of attempting to become their candidate of preference, and also in terms of maximizing their turnout in the 2016 primary elections. The Republican Party in general has a disproportionate percentage of conservative and highly religious Americans in its ranks, so Cruz's strategy would appear to make numerical sense -- as it would for other conservative politicians, like...
  • Conservatives target McCain's re-election bid

    04/08/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2015 | Rick Moran
    John McCain will be an 80-year-old senator if he wins re-election to a sixth term. But the octogenarian senator has far more to deal with than questions about his age. Several conservative PACs have already targeted McCain for defeat, notably the Senate Conservative Fund and the Club for Growth. With the right sharpening its knives to bring him down, the question of his survival in a Republican primary can't be dismissed. The Hill: “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the...
  • Exclusive-Bobby Jindal On Religious Liberty:"Extreme Left"Becoming More Secular (Short Title)

    04/06/2015 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a conservative Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, said on Breitbart News Sunday this weekend for the Easter Sunday special show that Democrats and liberals are waging an open assault on Americans’ religious liberty rights.
  • Judge orders IRS to release list of targeted conservative nonprofit groups

    04/04/2015 5:18:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Lois Lerner didn’t care to speak when she was invited for tea before congressional committees, and it turns out that no charges will be filed against her over her shyness. But that may not be the end of the story for the IRS scandal. A judge in Ohio has consented to a request filed by representatives of several Tea Party groups which calls for the IRS to turn over the full list of conservative groups selected for extra special scrutiny when they filed for nonprofit status. A federal judge has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to hand over a...
  • Fundamental Concepts – Guess what Conservatives? We can't win [Weirddave]

    04/04/2015 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Bratch · 31 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | April 4, 2015 | Open Blogger
    Earlier this week, Drew M wrote another chapter in his long running “Let It Burn” saga, Can The GOP Be Reformed? Some Say No, Others Are Wrong. It's a good essay, I encourage anyone who missed it to take a moment to read it, because I'm about to take issue with it. The issue I have with Drew's thread has nothing to do with it's content. I happen to think that his observations are spot on, and I agree with them. The GOP isn't a conservative party. It isn't going to ever be as conservative as he, and I, and I suspect...
  • Ted Cruz picks up religious freedom banner

    04/01/2015 6:39:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 1, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R. of Texas) on Wednesday commended Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for signing the state's controversial religious freedom law. 'Religious liberty is not some fringe view,' Cruz said. Sioux City, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says concern about religious freedom, awakened in the debate over a new Indiana law, could unite conservative Republicans and rally some Democrats to the GOP in 2016. Cruz told an audience Wednesday he could carry the banner for that cause in his GOP presidential campaign....
  • NBC’s Ann Curry Compares Conservatives in U.S. to Skeptical Iranian Leaders Ahead of Deadline

    03/31/2015 9:34:55 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    News Busters ^ | 3/30/2015 | Curtis Houck
    While reporting on Monday’s NBC Nightly News with the latest from the Iranian side of the international talks in Switzerland over their nuclear program, Ann Curry smeared U.S. conservatives by likening them to radical hardliners in Iran’s Islamic regime. After a report from chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell on the overall state of the talks as the Tuesday deadline approaches, interim anchor Lester Holt turned to Curry for “the latest on a tough situation facing Iranian negotiators having to convince hardliners in that country to go along with any deal.” Curry began her brief report by declaring that Monday...
  • Ted Cruz Could Make It Difficult for Marco Rubio in 2016

    03/30/2015 9:52:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | Javier Manjarres
    This past weekend, word got out that Senator Marco Rubio had reserved the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida, for an event, possibly to announce his 2016 presidential intentions. Those close to Rubio quickly tried to dispel the original Tampa Bay Times story as being false. Asked about reports he had booked the Freedom Tower in Miami on that date for an undisclosed event, Rubio said he had not reserved a specific site yet. Senator Rubio himself has been reaching out to long-time supporters and donors asking them if they could attend his April 13th event. Other staffers have been charged...