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  • Conservatives raise call to strip jihadists of US citizenship, as Ted Cruz pushes exile

    08/31/2014 6:23:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/31/14 | Kellan Howell
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, told a crowd of 3,000 at a conservative summit in Dallas that Americans fighting with Islamic State militants should be exiled from the country saying, “we need to not let into this country any American who is fighting with ISIS.” But some conservative politicians say that banishing American jihadists doesn’t go far enough, and that those who leave the country to fight for militant groups like the Islamic State, Hamas, or al Qaeda should be stripped of their citizenship. On Friday, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in...
  • The delusions of anti-Israel conservatives

    08/24/2014 6:10:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 24, 2014 | Ben Cohen
    In 1948, the argument for the creation of Israel was a moral argument; the argument against the creation of Israel was based on an assessment of America’s national interest. Almost seventy years later Israel is an economic and military powerhouse, with a rapidly growing population, while her traditional enemies are weaker than ever. At the present time, most of those who argue against the continued existence of Israel attempt to base their arguments on moral grounds. Still, a small and noisy group of conservatives contend that our support for Israel undermines our standing in the region, and threatens our national...
  • Democrats Fail in Effort to Tilt Alaska’s GOP Senate Primary

    08/20/2014 11:49:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | John Fund
    Last night in Alaska, the choice of both establishment Republican Karl Rove and the free-market Club for Growth won over a tea-party-backed candidate — but not by much. With that result comes some lessons for the future about Democratic interference in GOP primaries. The race against Democratic senator Mark Begich this fall will be close and very hard fought — and could determine overall control of the Senate. Miller’s grassroots support gave him a late surge against Sullivan. But one of the biggest drags on the frontrunner was a series of brutal TV ad attacks against him by Put Alaska...
  • Must Conservatives Be Cop Lovers? Rand Paul Challenges Fellow Republicans to Rethink

    08/20/2014 10:21:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/20/2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Running for the U.S. Senate in 2010, Rand Paul became known as that crazy right-winger who expressed reservations about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But in the past two years, the Kentucky Republican has emerged as his party's most passionate voice on criminal justice reform, explicitly decrying the system's disproportionate impact on African Americans. You might assume that Paul, widely seen as a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, is trying to redeem himself with black voters who were alienated by his criticism of the Civil Rights Act. Yet both positions spring from the same wariness of state...
  • Heavy Metal: Why Ferguson has conservatives challenging military-style police

    08/19/2014 5:28:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 93 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    The images of police in riot gear armed with heavy weaponry and tanks has at times become the alarming backdrop for the Ferguson story, with pictures that television can’t resist.
  • Choosing The Right Side In Conflict: Israel

    08/18/2014 8:10:48 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 3 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 16th, 2014 | R. Rados
    When choosing a side in conflict, it should be our moral dispositions that trump political correctness and ideology. Morality offers a simple solution to an array of complex problems. Secondly, knowledge and facts are powerful tools for determining which side is worthy of our support. Choosing to support a side that promotes everything that goes against our own common morality makes the least amount of sense. Murder, tyranny, genocide, racism and indiscriminate hatred (or the advocacy of those things) go against our common morality. To most of us, it's incomprehensible to accept any of those things as conducive to the...
  • Some evangelicals in Republican Party are feeling left out, see no standard-bearer

    08/16/2014 8:04:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Sebastian Payne
    Many social conservatives say they feel politically isolated as the country seems to be hurtling to the left, with marijuana now legal in Colorado and gay marriage gaining ground across the nation. They feel out of place in a GOP increasingly dominated by tea party activists and libertarians who prefer to focus on taxes and the role of government and often disagree with social conservatives on drugs or gay rights.
  • Hillary antagonizing liberals and conservatives with foreign-policy shifts?

    08/12/2014 12:26:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott’s warning on the complications of dishonesty seems to apply to the recent travails of Hillary Clinton, who has spent the past week or so attempting to distance herself from the disaster of Barack Obama’s foreign policy. That’s a neat trick for someone who served as Secretary of State for four of the five-plus years of the Obama administration, and the White House and its supporters have already lashed out about it, if indirectly.How is the project working? So far, conservatives aren’t buying the...
  • What Democrats Fear Most Is A Black Conservative

    08/11/2014 5:46:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2013 | By Patricia L. Dickson
    Black leftwing writer Chris L Robinson over at the Daily Kos recently took me to task for my article "Why Black Americans Should Vote Republican" published here at American Thinker. He began his article by first disparaging the American Thinker and Honorable Colonel Allen West. Recently, I responded to a tweet from disgraced LTC Allen West asking who benefitted more under President Obama, blacks or gays? The tweet contained a link to an article on right-wing dumpster fire, American Thinker, by Patricia L. Dickson, a black Republican.  After reading his article, I noticed that he had not included a link...
  • Conservatives are greatest threat to nation Obama suggests

    08/09/2014 4:28:07 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-9-14 | Neil Munro
    Political conservatives are the greatest threat to the nation, President Barack Obama suggested in a kid-glove interview with the New York Times. “The president mused, the biggest threat to America — the only force that can really weaken us — is us,” said the interviewer, Thomas Friedman. “Our politics are dysfunctional… societies don’t work if political factions take maximalist positions,” said Obama, who repeatedly claims to be a moderate stymied by the GOP’s supposed obstructionism and radicalism. “And the more diverse the country is, the less it can Read more:
  • Dumb Things Feminsts Say (Caught On Social Media)

    08/09/2014 1:29:59 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 14 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
    The world of feminism is a strange one. Some of us might see the cause as lost and irrelevant, while others might see it as an essential part of equality. There may have been a time when feminism served its purpose in North America, but it's difficult to justify its need today, especially since most of the archaic laws that barred women from doing basic things have been abolished. Since women won the right to vote and become CEOs, modern feminism seems to have deteriorated into mindless sophistry. From advocating for free contraception to complaining about "cat calling" and exaggerating...
  • Year of Incumbents Living Dangerously

    08/08/2014 5:44:52 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | John Fund
    The Tea Party didn’t knock off any incumbent GOP senators this year in primaries, but last night it proved just how riled up voters are against the Washington establishment. Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander won re-nomination last night with just 49.7 percent of the vote. His main opponent, state representative Joe Carr won 41 percent despite an erratic campaign and being ignored by the major national tea-party groups. Alexander was able to convince just enough conservatives to back him with his rallying cry: “I’m not in the shut-down-the-government crowd, I’m in the taking-over-the-government crowd.” Alexander becomes the third GOP senator in...
  • Ask Andrew W.K.: My Dad Is a Right-Wing [expletive]

    08/08/2014 12:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | August 6, 2014 | Andrew W.K.
    Hi Andrew, I'm writing because I just can't deal with my father anymore. He's a 65-year-old super right-wing conservative who has basically turned into a total [expletive] intent on ruining our relationship and our planet with his politics. I'm more or less a liberal democrat with very progressive values and I know that people like my dad are going to destroy us all. I don't have any good times with him anymore. All we do is argue. When I try to spend time with him without talking politics or discussing any current events, there's still an underlying tension that makes...
  • Joe Miller for Senate in Alaska

    08/05/2014 10:34:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    On August 19th the Republicans in Alaska will select their nominee for United States Senate. The winner will challenge incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Most experts are saying the balance of power in the Senate will revert to the Republicans and it is for this reason that we must support every strong conservative we can. There is a candidate in this primary that stands out from the rest of the field. That man is Joe Miller. He can be reached at http://joemiller.us/ Miller is a West Point graduate and combat veteran Army Officer who received a Bronze Star for his service:...
  • 'Mission Impossible' Actor Takes On Hollywood Liberals Over Israeli Conflict

    08/05/2014 7:30:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/4/2014 | Eric Scheiner
    “Mission Impossible” actor Jon Voight took action on a personal mission, targeting Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem for signing a published letter condemning Israel for recent violence. Voight, a supporter of Israel, criticized the duo of “inciting anti-Semitism” in an open letter, published in Saturday’s issue of Variety. “My name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry. I am heartsick that people like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem could incite anti-Semitism all over the world and are oblivious to the damage they have caused," the letter kicks-off.
  • The Fascism of Feminism: No Conservative Victims Allowed!

    08/05/2014 7:26:31 AM PDT · by xuberalles · 12 replies
    Self | 9/5/14 | Me
    Do I have a problem with the modern feminist movement? Is that a multiple choice question? Before feminism was hijacked by militant activists such as Code Pink, and yes, even the heralded NOW, it was designed to empower, support, and defend the rights of women regardless of their personal lives and attributes. Now, no pun intended, it is a twisted political platform that discriminates against women who don’t adhere to a malformed stereotype of what progressives deem as worthy of their ‘cause’. Today’s feminist cults pick and choose whom they defend, they maliciously incite discord and tarnish lives with imagined...
  • The More President Obama Plays Golf, The More Conservatives Should Loudly Cheer Him On

    08/04/2014 6:49:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/04/2014 | John Tamny
    “If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.” – Calvin Coolidge A recent report in the New York Post revealed that since his 2012 re-election, President Obama has attended 75 fundraisers, and played golf 81 times. Conservative media have predictably made a lot of noise about the doings of our alleged “duffer” and “fundraiser-in-chief,” suggesting that Obama dithers as the domestic and global situation deteriorates. More realistically, true conservatives should rejoice our golf and fundraising obsessed President, all the while hoping that future presidents...
  • An open letter to the political right

    08/03/2014 6:21:30 AM PDT · by winner3000 · 263 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Dear “Conservatives” and “Establishment Republicans,” I write today in the hope you all can get over whatever anger, distrust or bruised egos this primary season and political year has caused you. We on the right need to unite and send a message to progressives by unambiguously retaking the U.S. Senate in November. We all have some problem with what’s happened so far. Someone we liked lost a primary. Someone we didn’t won. Some piece of legislation we hate passed; some other piece we liked did not. No one is completely happy, but we all know things can get much worse...
  • Lois Lerner’s Vendetta

    07/31/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Toxic partisanship revealed in new emails House Republicans have released a Lois Lerner email exchange from November 2012 that “clearly demonstrates why Ms. Lerner not only targeted conservatives, but denied such groups their rights to due process and equal protection under the law,” wrote House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
  • Ted Cruz Found One Person Happy With the Job Obama is Doing

    07/30/2014 4:04:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Courtney O'Brien
    "There's one person happy with how Obama is doing - and that's Jimmy Carter." Today at the National Conservative Student Conference in Washington, DC, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) noted an intriguing parallel. America's high unemployment, troubled foreign policy and disenchantment with the president looks a whole lot like 1979 all over again - when President Jimmy Carter led the country into malaise. Fortunately, we had a conservative hero back then who was more than willing to step up and steer America back on course. Cruz believes we are about to experience this same reversal. After recognizing the 50th anniversary of...
  • Daily Beast Columnist: Conservatives "Love Seeing Arabs Get Killed"

    07/30/2014 3:08:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | John Nolte
    Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah believes conservatives "love seeing Arabs get killed."
  • Conservatism Is The New Punk Rock

    07/27/2014 5:06:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Conservatism is the Ramones at CBGB – loud, fast and alive. In contrast, liberalism is the headliner at a state fair concert. It’s Foghat, serenading its anesthetized fans as America slow rides into decline. Back in the 70s, the Ramones put a steel-toed boot into the behind of a fat, flabby rock 'n roll world that has lost its way. That's what conservatives are doing today to American politics and culture. And the dinosaur rockers of the status quo hate it. But some things have changed. Back in the 70’s, it was alienated young people leading the way, yet today’s...
  • “An Angry Republican” Part 2

    07/23/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | Leigh Bravo
    I received a response from the very person that inspired me to write “An Angry Republican.” I began to reply and decided that the comments made and my response were worthy of another article, which follows. In accusing me of sounding like an “angry republican”, I am wondering why you automatically assume I am a republican? Why is it that anyone who believes in our free enterprise system, the freedoms guaranteed by our constitution and small government, must always be “angry republicans?”
  • McDaniel Can Beat Cochran .. At The Polls .. In November. Here’s How!! (Longshot, at best)

    07/21/2014 7:13:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Iizthatiiz Blog I Iz Blogging ^ | July 21, 2014 | iizthatiiz
    On July 7th, the Mississippi GOP Executive Committee certified the results of the June 24th primary run-off, declaring Thad Cochran the winner. Senator McDaniel has not accepted this result, and has refused to concede the election. McDaniel volunteers have been scouring ballot boxes and poll books across Mississippi’s 82 counties .. when they have been allowed access. Approximately two dozen county clerks still refuse to allow the McDaniel camp to examine the records. McDaniel representatives are expressing confidence that they have a case to make, believing they can cast overwhelming doubt on the 7,600 vote margin of victory that the...
  • Cruz in Charge of the Conservative Movement

    07/18/2014 7:55:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    In what appears to be the ultimate modern demonstration of "drinking the Kool-Aid," Republicans across the spectrum seem to have entered a pact in sticking together to defend, and even celebrate, campaign tactics predicated on gross voter fraud and manipulation of minority voters. In fact, given recent campaign finance disclosures, it seems clear some Senate Republican leaders helped pay for the attacks on their own base in Mississippi. One senator, however, has broken the silence and is speaking out: Sen. Ted Cruz, who, ironically, holds an official position with the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Cruz has described the Mississippi...
  • Has the Right Lost Its Will to Fight?

    07/18/2014 4:40:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I don't think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against President Obama right now, but I also don't think that considering the idea is "crazy talk." The man has, in my view and that of many others, committed multitudinous impeachable offenses, and we need to strenuously object and bring it to the public's attention every chance we get. The idea of turning our heads and looking the other way is repugnant. Yes, the elections are too close for Republicans to risk impeachment proceedings at this point, unless it became clear that the majority of Americans have the political will for that...
  • O’Malley wouldn’t fulfill Obama request to take immigrants because conservatives might attack them

    07/16/2014 3:51:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to be the next President of the United States, and he’s just brazenly hypocritical enough for the job. O’Malley recently won praise from the left with a bleeding heart speech before a group of reporters over the scale of the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. “We are not a country that should send children away and send them back to certain death,” O’Malley said to reporters attending a National Governors Association conference last week. “I believe that we should be guided by the greatest power we have as a people, and that is the...
  • Richard Cohen: Conservatives Will Buy Anything [Ed Klein's Book is one example]

    07/15/2014 6:34:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 07/15/2014 | Richard Cohen
    They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it. It was a name applied to a person who could not say no to a door-to-door salesman. The one I remember from my brief career selling magazines was totally upfront about her intentions. "I'll buy whatever you're selling," she said. I sold her Esquire and two other subscriptions. Salesmen back then had a name for such people. Today, I would call them conservatives. They, too, will buy anything. The current evidence for this is Edward Klein's latest book, "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas." It has just jumped over...
  • Brent Budowsky: GOP sectarian civil wars

    07/05/2014 6:52:09 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2014 | Brent Budowsky
    The Republican Party has entered a new era of sectarian civil wars on multiple issues that bitterly divide and dangerously threaten the GOP through the 2016 elections and beyond. These intensely emotional and ideological issues create deep fissures in the tectonic plate of Republican politics, pitting warring GOP factions against each other and creating powerful strategic advantages for Democrats. A reverse realignment, which is possible for Democrats in 2016, would be achieved by subtraction if a smaller-tent GOP implodes from within while driving swing voters and demographic wave voters to Democrats.
  • Hillary makes embarrassing gaffe as she confuses names of Britain's political parties in UK

    07/04/2014 10:56:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | Damien Gayle and Chris Pleasance
    Mrs Clinton confused names of political parties in interview with BBC. Said Tories and Conservatives were opponents in Houses of Parliament. Names actually refer to the same party, Labour being the other main party. Gaffe is particularly embarrassing given she was former Secretary of State . ... Clinton suggested that the Conservatives and Tories were opponents, when in fact the two names refer to the same party. The gaffe is particularly embarrassing for Clinton as she used to be Secretary of State, and so is expected to have extensive knowledge of foreign affairs. ... Sales of Mrs Clinton's book have...
  • Washington Times Editor makes a fool of himself with his TEA Party obituary

    07/03/2014 8:54:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If Washington Times editor Drew Johnson was alive and writing in 1781 he would undoubtedly have made as big a fool of himself while reporting on the progress of the original TEA party’s revolt against England as he did last week. Mr. Johnson is to be pitied because he clearly doesn’t understand the wisdom of the saying “It is better to be thought a fool and remain silent than to speak up and remove all doubt.” Last week poor addled Mr. Johnson removed all doubt about his competence with his obituary for the TEA party movement. He claimed it is...
  • The Tea Party Is On The Verge Of Its Biggest-Ever Victory In Washington

    06/24/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/24/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Since it swept into Congress during the 2010 wave elections, the Tea Party has claimed small victories in blocking President Obama's legislative priorities and extracting spending cuts through debt-ceiling ceasefires. But if things go their way this fall, they would get their first true scalp: the Export-Import bank. Reinvigorated by the GOP primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Tea Party is on the verge of claiming perhaps its biggest policy victory in Washington. Its victim would be an institution that has existed for 80 years and far beyond the Obama era — since the New Deal era...
  • The Most Liberal and Conservative Cities in Each State, Mapped

    06/20/2014 5:07:40 PM PDT · by celmak · 52 replies
    Policy,Mic ^ | 06/20/2014 | Tom McKay
    The news: Business Insider compiled data by Clarity Campaign Labs and mapped the most conservative and most liberal cities in each state. Where do you fall on the list? The methodology: These results are pulled from an online tool that allows people to find the city in their state that aligns with their political beliefs. The results are pulled from Clarity's national models and SmartVAN Co-Op voter file, so they're pretty much as accurate as you're going to get and filtered right down to the zip code (having used similar tools before, I can tell you their system is capable...
  • Why Conservatives Might Be Left Out of the Next Wave of Tech

    06/17/2014 7:00:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 17, 2014 | Alexis C. Madrigal
    Only 4 percent of consistently conservative Americans want to live in cities, but urban environments are where the tech action is. It's one of those stats that just smacks you across the face: In a recent Pew poll, only four percent—4%!—of consistent conservatives want to live in America's cities. Meanwhile, about a quarter of people with mixed political views want to live in cities more than they want to live in small towns, suburbs, or rural areas. And nearly 46 percent of consistently liberal people want to live in cities. For someone who writes about technology, this is particularly significant....
  • Needed: A white Christian conservative president

    06/17/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 94 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2014 | Mychal Massie
    For We the People, Obama’s time in office has thus far been tantamount to a march through hell with the complete deconstruction of America strapped to our backs and with despair and immiseration clinched in our teeth. And for the privilege of being unwilling participants in this death march, Obama believes we should be grateful. Obama has usurped and overrun congressional authority in less time than it took for the Kudzu vine to overrun the South. Some years back I wrote: “Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they...
  • Sarah Palin Is 'Just About' Ready To Renounce Her Republican Ties

    06/13/2014 6:59:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2014 | Catherine Thompson
    News of poor conditions at a holding center in Arizona for undocumented, unaccompanied minors whipped Sarah Palin into a fury Friday -- so much so that she said she was on the verge of renouncing her ties to the Republican Party. She then accused President Barack Obama of orchestrating the "crisis" in Arizona in order to advance his own immigration reform agenda. "In this case, Obama’s refusal to enforce immigration laws and his blatant suggestion that his chosen illegal activity will be rewarded are proof of his tyrannical tactics," Palin wrote.
  • Maine Governor Aligns State Policy With Federal Ban on Aid to Illegal Aliens

    The Administration of Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) will implement plans to eliminate state support for illegal aliens who apply for or receive General Assistance benefits. Although the plan is consistent with a federal ban on aid to illegal aliens, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills (D) said the move may be unconstitutional. Since December, LePage has sought to prohibit state aid from flowing to illegal aliens to bring General Assistance standards in line with qualifications for federal aid such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and food stamps.
  • Libertarians Versus Conservatives

    06/11/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 206 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | John Stossel
    Both libertarians and conservatives want to keep America safe. We differ on how best to do that. Most libertarians believe our attempts to create or support democracy around the world have made us new enemies, and done harm as well as good. We want less military spending. Some conservatives respond to that by calling us isolationists, but we're not. I want to participate in the world; I just don't want to run it. I'm glad Americans trade with other countries -- trade both goods and people. It's great we sell foreigners our music, movies, ideas, etc. And through dealing...
  • The relief of Newark (Ukip falls flat in UK election)

    06/06/2014 12:34:24 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 21 replies
    The Economist ^ | 6/6/14 | Bagehot
    IN THE end, there was no big upset. Despite a surge of support for their nemesis, the UK Independence Party (UKIP), the Conservatives won the Newark by-election on June 5th with ease. This was in a sense historic—the prosperous south Nottinghamshire constituency has now given the Tories their first by-election victory while in office since 1989. But it will have done little, for all that, to quell Tory nerves set jangling by UKIP’s rise. The Tory candidate in Newark, Robert Jenrick, won with a robust majority of 7,000 votes, despite the hostile circumstances in which the election was held. It...
  • Ohio Conservatives Thwart New Kasich Medicaid Maneuver

    06/06/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | June 06, 2014 | Jason Hart
    Conservatives in the Ohio House this week blocked a move widely viewed as an attempt by Governor John Kasich to set aside money he could later spend on Medicaid expansion without legislative approval. The version of House Bill 483 (HB 483) passed by the Ohio Senate included a last-minute change to move as much as $300 million in surplus state revenue to the state Medicaid Reserve Fund. Legislators feared this was an effort by the Kasich Administration to circumvent the General Assembly for spending on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion when an existing appropriation expires in mid-2015. ... Kasich, a Republican,...
  • Obama is less competent than George Bush, say a plurality of Americans

    06/05/2014 7:51:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Week.com ^ | 6/5/2014 | Jon Terbush
    With President Obama's approval rating still deep underwater, a new survey from Fox News finds that Americans generally think George W. Bush ran a more "competent" administration. In the survey, a 48 percent plurality said Bush's White House was more competent, while 42 percent picked Obama's. At the same time, fully two-thirds of Americans said Bill Clinton's administration was more competent than Obama's, versus only 18 percent who liked Obama's better. - - Jon Terbush
  • Future of Conservative Education

    06/05/2014 7:46:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 4, 2014 | Ethan Gaitz
    As the 2014 midterm elections near, conservative Republicans have found themselves in a situation that demands more than a mere denunciation of President Obama’s policies. There has been no shortage of criticism from the GOP as to how the Obama administration has accelerated the growth of a sprawling federal bureaucracy, but have Republicans suggested any viable policy alternatives to the government based programs of the Obama presidency? todd rokita aei In the arena of federal education policy, one innovator is helping to craft a state and localized solution to the Washington controlled education system. Congressman Todd Rokita (R-IN) is adamant...
  • Gay conservative group GOProud closing its doors

    06/04/2014 9:19:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/04/2014 | Rick Moran
    The current leadership sounds hopeful about continuing the organization under a different name with a different mission, but, as the Advocate explains, that's probably unrealistic. Bilerico reporter Andrew Markle initially reported that GOProud was shuttering on Sunday, and following initial denials on social media from members of the group, key organizers confirmed to Bilerico founder Bil Browning Monday that the group is indeed planning to close up shop.  GOProud executive director Matthew Bechstein told Browning that the mixed messages were an attempt to calm members and stave off any problems with fundraising efforts.  Nevertheless, "We're leaving GOProud behind and re-branding...
  • Hole in the Diversity Grail

    06/04/2014 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 3, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academia is doubling down on diversity and on anyone who comes near it offering diverse thoughts. condoleezza rice A special supplement of The Chronicle of Higher Education features articles entitled: “First-Generation at Georgetown—A broad support system helps students succeed among wealthier—and worldlier—classmates;” “Undocumented at Berkeley—A special program at Berkeley gives young immigrants a pathway;” “Navigating the Fafsa Wilderness—A U. of Buffalo professor’s project to help students fill out the complicated aid forms has helped more go to college;” and “Helping Hispanic Students Beat the Odds.” Worthy goals to be sure, at least those that don’t skirt U.S. immigration law. Nevertheless,...
  • 2014 LIVE Mississippi Senate Primaries Results

    06/03/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 974 replies
    Politico ^ | June 3, 2014 | Staff
    Live elections results. Polls close in 20 minutes!
  • My Picks For Californias Primary

    06/03/2014 8:59:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies
    6/3/14 | OneVike
    My Statewide Choices: California Governor ;Tim Donnelly Donnelly is a Republican State Assemblyman who deserves your vote. He is not as smooth-talking as other politicians, but he believes in Constitutionally-limited government and wants to apply the Constitution according to its original intent, per the Federalist Papers and other historical writings of its Framers. If you are considering Neel Kashkari for Governor, wake up and smell the coffee. Not only did this idiot support and vote for Obama against John McCain in 2008, but he is being pushed by the Republican establishment. He's a big-government RINO who even endorsed Sharia Law...
  • Don’t Argue With Liberals – It Only Encourages Them

    06/02/2014 3:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Non-lawyers often ask me, “What is the best way to argue with a liberal?” This is silly, because there is no best way to argue with a liberal. They're beyond argument. You might as well argue with your terrier. Take it from someone who argues with his hideous terrier all the time. But if you do choose to argue with a liberal, understand that your purpose should never be to change the liberal’s mind. You're not going to change the liberal’s mind. Instead, if you choose to argue with a liberal, you should do it for one of two reasons...
  • Donald Trump goes mainstream

    05/31/2014 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 30, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    In fact, when it comes to primaries, the tea party-aligned Trump sounds a whole lot like GOP establishment leaders -- calling for pragmatism over purity -- rather than tea party groups. ...Maness is in the single digits while Rep. Bill Cassidy polls as the GOP frontrunner against Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). "The Republicans have to win," Trump said. "I’m a very conservative person, but Republicans have to win."
  • European Elections: UKIP Top British Polls

    05/25/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 58 replies
    Sky News ^ | 26 May 2014 | staff
    UKIP have topped the European polls in the UK, with the Labour Party vying with the Conservatives for second place. Sources from the other main parties have conceded Nigel Farage's party will win, with the leader hailing an "earthquake" in British politics. It will be the first time a party other than the Conservatives or Labour has topped a nationwide poll for the first time in 108 years.
  • Conservatives float alternative to John Boehner

    05/27/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/27 | By Deirdre Walsh
    Some conservatives unhappy with House Speaker John Boehner's leadership are looking for a replacement, and recent moves by Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling are fueling speculation he wants Boehner's job in the next Congress. Hensarling, who was part of Boehner's leadership team two years ago but left to chair the House Financial Services Committee, gave an expansive speech last week hosted by Heritage Action for America, a group that frequently and publicly clashes with Boehner. Asked afterward if he was interested in running for speaker, Hensarling initially said he was "flattered," and said, "It's not something I've aspired to. It's not...