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  • 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 · 17 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...
  • Republican nominee Ted Cruz’s aggression targets demographic

    03/30/2015 4:32:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The University of Miami in Coral Gables' The Hurricane ^ | March 29, 2015 | Andrew Allen, sophomore communications major
    Sen. Ted Cruz has been making headlines on his trek to become the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. Cruz’s tactics are abnormally overt for a potential candidate, spreading what can best be described as fire and brimstone political sermonizing across the country. His words and demeanor aren’t just authoritative or passionate, they’re practically ecclesiastical. This approach says a lot about the current dispositions and the potential future of the extreme conservative right. While Cruz’s strategy may seem off-putting and baffling to many, there is a carefully calculated set of tactics backing his words. His politicized, Baptist preacher shtick...
  • Ted Cruz in NYC: Conservative Christians Being Tricked to Believe General Public Disagrees With Them

    03/29/2015 9:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Christian Post's Politics ^ | March 29, 2015 | Daniel Stratton
    NEW YORK – Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas, stressed during a closed-door meeting with New York City Christian leaders earlier this week that for the first time in history an astounding 65 percent of Americans do not think that their children will have a better life than them. Cruz, who is the first in an expected crowded Republican field to officially launch a presidential campaign, said that this depressing outlook is unacceptable and that there is a need to restore hope for those who have lost their faith in America's leadership. "America wants to believe that America has...
  • If America Is Going Independent, Is Ted Cruz a Smart Choice for 2016?

    03/29/2015 6:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | March 26, 2015 | Anthea Mitchell
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) may be gaining ground as the conservative favorite for 2016. The Tea Party-affiliated Republican has long been one of the more vocal and intense individuals on the GOP’s side of the aisle. Many on the far right would be pleased to see him run, and he’s likely to have a flood of Tea Party support. “Many social conservatives feel their issues have been kicked to the side, and they are frustrated. Someone like Cruz taking the nomination in 2016 would give them a voice again. It’s still early, and there are many potential candidates that could...
  • Making Sense

    03/27/2015 9:15:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    When Ted Cruz officially stepped into the 2016 presidential ring this week the boo-birds attacked immediately. But it wasn't just the liberals of the mainstream media who threw bottles and chairs at the conservative Texan. It was Cruz's fellow Republicans. Is he qualified after only three years in the Senate? Where was he born again? Isn't he too aggressively Christian? Isn't he too conservative to win the general election? Shouldn't we nominate someone more moderate, someone who isn't hated by the MSM and wouldn't scare independents? Unfortunately, we're already heard lots of negative chatter - from Republicans - about...
  • Political Discrimination against Conservatives at Iowa Law School

    03/24/2015 11:54:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 23, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Think politics does not play a part in hiring decisions at universities? Think again. Teresa Wagner, a conservative lawyer, has been in the center of a years-long legal battle with the University of Iowa’s Law School over their decision not to hire her because of her conservative political views. Legal Insurrection, a legal blog, explains her case here. She recently spoke at the conservative family think tank Family Research Council, where she once worked before moving to Iowa. wagner v jones frc event Wagner said that the Iowa law school has “50 tenure track faculty members and there [was] only...
  • Enough Fighting: Time for Libertarians and Conservatives to Unite [retread zot]

    03/23/2015 7:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaled · 143 replies
    Raging Against The Rhetoric ^ | 03-18-2015 | Jackie Wellfonder
    Conservatives often find themselves at odds with the libertarian crowd. However, is that anger really warranted? As President Reagan once said, “If you analyze it, I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” True conservatives and libertarians, let’s not pretend there aren’t fakers on both side, all agree on the fundamentals: limited government, personal responsibility, and economic freedom. Neither group wants the government interfering in our daily lives and telling us what we can and cannot do. Now there may be slight disagreements on how that plays out in the policy arena, but we should not allow...
  • Why a Bad Supreme Court Decision May Require Civil Disobedience

    03/23/2015 7:39:40 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 23 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 20 March, 2015 | MATHEW D. STAVER
    The temptation for many will be to cave or compromise. The temptation even for the faithful will be to retreat into our churches and cloisters. In 2004, same-sex “marriage” came to Massachusetts. Contrary to the claim that such laws would usher in an age of “tolerance,” the law immediately became a legal club to beat unwilling participants. Catholic charities bravely refused to place orphans in same-sex homes, because it was contrary to their mission. Unfortunately, they stopped doing adoptions in the state. This cannot be our precedent. What they should have done is to say, “We are called to place...
  • Not your father’s Republican Party

    03/20/2015 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/20/15 | Ed Wood
    When I first started writing some 15 or so years ago, I was able to chide my fellow Democrats by reminding them that the Democrat Party of Bill and Hillary Clinton was not the party of their fathers and grandfathers. Of course that is still true, but I can’t throw rocks any more. The current GOP is certainly not the party of Ronald Reagan either. As we approach the 2016 presidential election year, there is a power struggle within the Democrat Party between the Clintonistas and those who feel Hillary is unelectable. But there is a much broader struggle between...
  • Bush believes his disagreements with conservatives can be overcome

    03/19/2015 9:50:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 84 replies
    AP ^ | March 19, 2015
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 19, 2015) — Jeb Bush is betting his political future these days on the hope that pragmatism will trump conservative hostility in 2016. Fresh off his first public tours of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the Republican White House prospect has settled on an early approach for dealing with skeptics on the right, casting himself as a practical but "principled conservative," particularly when explaining his immigration and education positions that put him at odds with the GOP's most conservative factions. Bush often wraps his philosophy in scathing criticism of President Barack Obama. But the former...
  • 5 Lessons US Conservatives Should Learn From Netanyahu

    03/18/2015 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won re-election according to the latest vote counts, defeating not just his domestic leftist opposition, but the President of the United States in a public stand-off that had the President sending emissaries to Israel to try and oust Netanyahu. The victory represented a stunning turnaround for Netanyahu, whose Likud Party trailed significantly in the polls in the days leading up to the election.
  • Miliband and Cameron get personal in TV debate row

    03/13/2015 3:56:43 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 11 March 2015 | bbc
    Ed Miliband and David Cameron launched attacks on each other's character in angry Commons exchanges over televised election debates. The Labour leader accused the PM of "chickening out" of a debate with him, saying: "Like all bullies, when the heat is really on he runs for cover." Mr Cameron attacked Mr Miliband as "despicable and weak" for not ruling out a post-election deal with the SNP. It came amid a fresh effort to break the TV debate deadlock.
  • Politico sat on allegations Lois Lerner had prior history of targeting conservatives

    03/12/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-12-15 | T. Becket Adams
    Politico scored a journalistic coup with its exclusive 2014 profile on Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups. But a former Illinois lawmaker who said Politico contacted him repeatedly that year with questions regarding claims he was targeted by Lerner in the mid-1990s has been left wondering why the news group chose to ignore his documented dealings with the former federal official. "I was shocked," Al Salvi told the Washington Examiner's media desk, describing what he characterizes as several "lengthy" interviews with Politico reporter Rachael Bade. Lerner went after his 1996...
  • They Come to Bury Conservatism (Great advice in the last paragraph)

    03/11/2015 6:32:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The media have developed a predictable and equally annoying habit every presidential election cycle. We hear the Republicans are going to be crushed by pandering too much to conservatives. The Democrats are firmly moderate and need a push from the left so they don't forget their "compassion." So it was with Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter 35 years ago. So will it be in 2016, no matter who is nominated. Republican primary voters have nominated moderates in every election cycle since Reagan '88, but not because they are moderates. Instead, the moderates survive the usual conservative circular firing squad exercise;...
  • Why conservatives don't like to talk about race

    03/10/2015 8:03:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/10/2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Conservatives don't like to talk about race. And there are some very good reasons why. The first is that the left constantly and spuriously plays the race card against the right. Conservatives spent decades saying that welfare hurt the very people it was supposed to help by disincentivizing work. They were accused of being racists for saying that — until conservatives passed welfare reform, which is now widely acknowledged as one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in recent decades. Conservatives spent decades saying that public housing hurt the very people it was supposed to help (and as someone who...
  • Where's the Conservative Outcry on Ferguson Police Abuses?

    03/10/2015 7:58:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/10/2015 | CONOR FRIEDERSDORF
    Conservatives are typically eager to disparage politicians and bureaucrats who conspire to seize wealth. So you'd think that they'd be outraged to learn that officials in one municipality treat residents as revenue sources rather than citizens. In this city, policymakers have made maximizing the intake of money their number one priority. They urge police to cite residents as aggressively as possible and evaluate their municipal court judge based on the fines that he levies. Challenges to the city's system are thwarted by a deliberately complicated thicket of rules and red tape. And violations of the Constitution are frequent and unpunished....
  • Chart: The United States of Catholics and Protestants

    03/09/2015 12:25:02 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4 | Ana Swanson
    As the chart ... shows, Catholicism is the most common religious tradition in 17 states, while white evangelical Protestants are first in 15 states, mostly in the South. The religiously unaffiliated are the most common religious group in 13 states, mostly in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. Three states are outliers: Utah, which is 56 percent Mormon, the largest percentage of one single religious tradition, and Iowa and North Dakota, where white mainline Protestants are the dominant religious tradition.
  • Conservatism as Counterculture

    03/02/2015 11:23:18 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/2/2015 | Shelby Steele
    I was recently invited to make some remarks at a charity dinner for a cause that I strongly support. The organizers worried that, because their cause affected only Third World nations, they would have a hard time raising money from an American audience. Localism, it seemed, in everything from farm produce to charity giving, was the new vogue. People wanted to see their dollars at work locally rather than watch them disappear into the coffers of some international organization. Could I help them make the case for international giving? On the night of the dinner it occurred to me to...
  • Jeb’s entitlement mentality despite his inherited political ineptness

    03/01/2015 9:21:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/1/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We didn’t really notice the political ineptness of George H.W. Bush. He ran with the great Ronald Reagan who could have picked a name from the phone book as his running mate and won both times. Bush the elder brought little to the ticket as he knew little about politics. When he ran on his own and picked Dan Quayle to run with he proved that point. George W. Bush was different. He had been Governor of Texas and knew things about politics his father never learned. He presented himself to us as a solid Texas style conservative at first...