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  • The Beltway Brigade and Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 10:02:32 AM PDT · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/28/2015 | Mononymous1
    Trump's teleprompter challenge trips up White House By Susan Crabtree • 8/26/15 3:53 PM White House press secretary Josh Earnest got a little tongue-tied Wednesday after being asked what he thought of Donald Trump's suggestion that teleprompters ought to be outlawed. Veteran CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller asked him if such a uniform ban would affect the president "adversely." Since the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama has been known for his reliance on tele-prompters to deliver speeches and often rambles without one. "I don't have any … well … that's a tough one to respond to," Earnest admitted amid some...
  • Liberal Media Hound Mary Sanchez Doesn’t Get Away With Attack on Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 9:05:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/28/15 | Jerry Todd
    Early this week, Mary Sanchez of the Kansas City Star launched the typically mindless attack of a typically mindless liberal against Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. Coach is Right Staff Writer Jerry Todd answered Ms. Sanchez with facts, the simplest of weapons yet feared more than any other by envoys of the left. Here is Jerry’s response to Mary Sanchez. Dear Mary, Your highly emotional diatribe against Donald Trump missed a few points. The mockers call Trump bombastic, a showman, stupid, racist, etc. I’ll admit, both Obama and Trump are somewhat egomaniacal. Obama destroys everything in his path to accomplish his...
  • Trump/Cruz Summit in Manhattan

    08/27/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 19 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 15, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will meet with fellow GOP contender Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump’s campaign headquarters, New York City’s Trump Tower. Cruz, the first Republican to declare a run for the presidency, will step onto Trump’s territory in Manhattan and is visiting Trump, not the other way around. As the Washington Post notes, the two candidates are on friendly terms and both take a strong, popular stand against mass illegal immigration. According to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, Trump leads the field, with 17 percent of Republicans and independents surveyed saying he’s their first choice for the...
  • CNN Editorial: The real 'anchor babies' are conservatives, not Asians

    08/26/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Editorial ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jeff Yang
    There are few uglier phrases in the modern conservative lexicon than "anchor baby," not least because of the literal imagery the term brings to mind of a human infant, wrapped in chains and flung overboard to secure a vessel in place. But even as a figure of speech, it's a despicable concept. It refers to the notion that undocumented immigrants exploit the quintessentially American policy of birthright citizenship, which confers the status of citizen to anyone born on U.S. territory, by sneaking across the border to give birth to their children. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently stumbled into the...
  • To Liberals, Changing the Constitution Is Only Outrageous When a Republican Does It

    08/26/2015 5:36:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution? Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, wants to overturn the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Whether out of panic or sincerity, a number of other Republican candidates have joined the bandwagon. This is probably good politics for the GOP nomination and almost certainly bad politics for the general election. I am inclined against the idea as a matter of public policy, because the costs would outweigh the benefits. But I am far from convinced it is something to be outraged about. It’s funny: On countless public policy...
  • Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

    08/21/2015 1:41:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Time.com ^ | 8/21/2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Dirty tricks alleged as the campaign heats up Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said. The motivations of the women is not known, but their alleged techniques match those of Project Veritas, the conservative group run by James O’Keefe, which specializes in undercover stings meant to embarrass liberal groups and politicians. The group declined to comment on the Clinton campaign’s allegations. “Project...
  • Glenn Beck on Hannity: We’re at an impasse because I don’t understand why conservatives trust Trump

    08/18/2015 7:44:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 179 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via the Blaze, consider this an open thread for when Hannity interviews Beck about Trump later tonight at 10 p.m. on his Fox show. There are a million fascinating subplots to Trumpmania and one of them is the sometimes friendly, sometimes not so friendly rifts it’s opening up between big-name conservatives in the media. The Beck/Hannity rift is friendly: Here’s Beck’s respectful open letter to Rush, Sean, et al. last week about why they’re excited about a candidate who’s obviously not a conservative and here’s Hannity’s respectful reply. Read them now as background if you’re planning to watch their...
  • Second Republican Consultant Rips Conservative Base As Stupid

    08/17/2015 12:31:20 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | John Nolte
    We now have a second top Republican consultant who appears to believe that trashing voters is the way to win elections. Cheri Jacobus, a consultant and cable television pundit, ripped into yours truly on Twitter over my criticism of Gollum-In-Glasses Rick Wilson (which is fine — I enjoy infighting). What is not okay is Jacobus recklessly hurling demeaning insults at voters.
  • Trump's Conservative Problem

    08/17/2015 9:42:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Larry Provost
    A chink appeared in Donald Trump’s armor when he spoke of Planned Parenthood. Presidential candidate Donald Trump recently said something which will give pause to social and fiscal conservatives. The statement I am referring to is his policy position on funding Planned Parenthood. Mr. Trump was recently appalled, like all decent Americans, of the videos of Planned Parenthood staffers discussing the sale of body parts of aborted babies. This grief and anger goes beyond the Conservative Movement and it does not take a rocket scientist to know that these are bad days for Planned Parenthood. Tens of millions of Americans...
  • David Cameron: Every School In The Country Could Become An Academy [Republican Pledge?]

    08/14/2015 5:36:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    CBSNews ^ | August 14, 2015 | Peter Dominiczak
    David Cameron: Every School In The Country Could Become An Academy Prime Minister says the Tories will give all schools the opportunity to be free from the control of local authorities by becoming academies Every school in the country should become an academy, David Cameron says in a move that would represent the most significant reform of the education system since the introduction of the national curriculum. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister says that the Tories will give all schools the opportunity to be free from the control of local authorities. Taking advantage of the disarray in...
  • Trump on the 40 Yard Line

    08/14/2015 8:54:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/14/15 | Peggy Ryan
    I’ve written several pieces on Donald Trump. Reaction to these musings either fire up the Trumpster’s wrath or garner me their instant support. I’m accused of being an establishment lackey or I’m lauded as a Trump supporter. But nothing I’ve written is that black and white. My takeaway from these responses is that I’m not getting my point across. However, being nearly as stubborn as Trump, I refuse to give up. So today I’ll approach the subject in a manner that all men and most women will get. I’m going to use a sports analogy. Football. Oops, is that sexist?...
  • Conservatives Furious at Fox, Say Trump Wasn't Treated Fairly

    08/08/2015 8:34:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 391 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 7, 2015 | Melanie Batley
    Fox News is facing a backlash from conservatives after critics felt the network was biased and unfair in the manner it approached the forum for the Republican presidential candidates' debate Thursday, and namely, Donald Trump. According to Media Equalizer, tens of thousands of observers swamped social media with criticism of Fox and the moderators, with some comments attracting more than 2,000 "likes." "This was shameful. You and Fox News did not treat the candidates fairly. You tried to make Donald J. Trump look foolish. All you did was make Fox News look foolish." "Donald J. Trump still has my vote,"...
  • Fox set out to destroy Trump but they only made him stronger

    08/07/2015 9:00:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last night’s Republican debate was a great success. It was the kind of event those who want to try anything to revive our dead nation have been waiting to see. This was a great night for many reasons but there are a few that need to be celebrated. Donald Trump clearly pulled the entire field over to the right. We have probably not seen Republican candidates charging to the right like this for a long time – if ever. The current Drudge poll – which Fox and its further left friends will ignore- shows Trump pulling an incredible 45% plus...
  • Senate report: Lois Lerner wanted to target Bristol Palin

    Auditing with the stars. A new Senate report is filled with details from Lois Lerner’s e-mails - and we haven’t even really gotten to the ones that were claimed lost but have now been found. Apparently she ran quite the dysfunctional operation, and she had a penchant for seeking a lot of feedback from her underlings about whether a particular political target should be put in the crosshairs. One target who had Lerner’s attention, but who apparently didn’t strike her team as such a wise focus of attention, was none other than Bristol Palin - friend of ours and favorite...
  • US Tribal Warfare , Human Evolution, and the Welcome Death of Politics, and the Obama Way :)

    08/04/2015 10:19:57 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies
    www.rightwingconservativenews.com ^ | August 8, 2015 | rightwingconservativenews.com
    US Tribal Warfare , Human Evolution, and the Welcome Death of Politics, and the Obama Way http://rightwingconservativenews.com/2015/08/04/us-tribal-warfare-human-evolution-and-the-welcomne-death-of-politics/ I used to think and say that, “Liberals belong here too. They are part of the gene pool. Obviously, we are genetically pe-programmed to argue both sides of all important questions and then reach a workable, reasonable synthesis.” I don’t think that anymore; or say it. I now think and say, that if Liberals existed back during the Ice Age they must have been put out on the ice flows at night, for being extremely dangerous to survival of the tribe and clans....
  • Don’t Worry, TrumpMania Will Fade Away

    07/31/2015 9:25:46 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 104 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-31-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Like Jonathan S. Tobin at Commentary, I have little doubt that TrumpMania will soon fade away. There has always been a willingness among a part of the electorate to get behind an angry outsider, but when push comes to shove, even those voters opt for a candidate they can trust. Trump simply isn’t that guy. Tobin’s third argument, which I consider to be the most important one, is as follows: "Third, the assumption on the part of some that a public that has been watching Trump on TV for years already knows all it cares to learn about the man...
  • Can Mark Levin’s New Book, ‘Plunder and Deceit,’ Rescue America’s Youth?

    07/30/2015 11:23:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-29-2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Mark Levin’s new book will no doubt be a bestseller, just like his previous offerings. But his latest work should be required reading for every recent college or high school grad just starting to make his way in the world, as well as every American voter. Levin explains in elegant, but easy to understand terms just how Washington and the elites who infest the nation’s capital are stealing our future. Woven into his narrative are both his original analysis of the corruption of our modern state and thoughts on liberty and freedom from great statesmen like James Madison and Edmund...
  • Gallup: Liberals More Likely to Drink Than Conservatives

    07/29/2015 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    According to a Gallup survey conducted this month, American liberals are more likely to drink than American conservatives. From July 8-12, Gallup asked 1,009 adults in the United States: “Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer?” The results, which had a margin of error of ± 4 percentage points, showed a number of trends. Only 61 percent of self-identified conservatives said, yes, they do have occasion to use alcoholic beverages. However, 65 percent of moderates said yes, and 69 percent of liberals said yes. …
  • Conservatives lambaste Republican leaders over Planned Parenthood, Export-Import Bank

    07/29/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | ‎July‎ ‎29‎, ‎2015 | Jon Ward
    Conservatives lambaste Republican leaders over Planned Parenthood, Export-Import Bank Jon Ward Senior Political Correspondent ‎July‎ ‎29‎, ‎2015 Conservative grassroots anger at Republican leadership in Congress and in the presidential contest has crescendoed in recent days, and the outrage on the right is forcing the GOP to respond. The unrest came to a climax on Monday when conservatives tuning back into the political discussion after the weekend saw that on Sunday, the Senate had failed to take up a bill to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. Meanwhile on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had forced through an amendment...
  • Charlie Daniels: ‘America Needs a Leader’ Like Ronald Reagan

    07/28/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    Remember back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, when the Berlin Wall was coming down and all the talk about perestroika and glasnost were making the rounds, when Gorbachev came to power and was being viewed as the great Russian reformer who would bring about the long-awaited change that would bring the deprived population into prosperity and twenty-first century convenience, when scores of MiG fighter jets were mothballed at obscure Balkan air bases and the Russian leadership was making overtures about better relations and stronger ties with the west? Remember when western leaders were acting as if the long...
  • Exclusive: Conservative Talk Radio Hosts Weigh In On GOP Debate Criteria

    07/28/2015 3:58:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Breitbart News reached out to leading conservative talk radio hosts to find out what exactly their listeners are saying about the upcoming GOP primary presidential debate, which will feature the top 10 candidates on the debate stage while the other six candidates will have a secondary event.
  • House GOP panelists demand resignation of IRS chief

    07/27/2015 4:38:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | S.A. Miller
    Accuse Koskinen of obstructing investigation of agency Tea-Party targetingRepublicans on House Oversight Committee on Monday called on President Obama to oust Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen for obstructing the committee’s investigation into the tax agency’s targeting of conservative groups. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said the committee was actively considering contempt charges and impeachment proceedings against Mr. Koskinen in the event the president does not remove him from office. “Mr. Koskinen should no longer be the IRS Commissioner. We have asked the president to remove Mr. Koskinen from office,” Mr. Chaffetz said at a Capitol Hill press conference,...
  • Conservatives Are Going After Law Enforcement Agencies In the Name of Property Rights

    07/27/2015 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    Joseph Rivers, an aspiring artist from Michigan, had his dreams shattered by federal agents. On a train to California, where he was going to start a video production business, he had his $16,000 in life savings seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency under the mere claimed suspicion that it was going to be used as drug money. A hunch or suspicion is enough for some law enforcement agents to seize someone's property and hold it until they prove themselves innocent. As the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported Rivers' case, quoted the DEA agent in charge: "We don't have to prove...
  • U.S. marshals raid Sheriff Joe's office Judge orders seizure of records, hard drives

    07/26/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    A judge on Friday ordered the seizure of identification documents and computer hard drives from Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office, and chastised his attorneys for failing to turn over the evidence, requested months ago in a racial-profiling case against the Arizona lawman. The U.S. Marshals Service later raided the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ordered the raid after a court-ordered monitor reported the sheriff’s office failed to hand over more than 1,400 identification documents – driver’s licenses, passports and identification cards – as part of a misconduct investigation involving the sheriff’s office.
  • Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on Marriage and Religious Freedom?

    07/25/2015 8:08:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Marguerite Bowling
    Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some Amazon.com reviewers are insisting after a new book was released last week. The book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” is a roadmap from Ryan Anderson, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, on how the conservative movement can move forward in promoting marriage and protecting religious freedom after the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I wrote this book for all Americans. For those who disagree with me, to at least understand the viewpoint of roughly...
  • IRS Scandal: It's Dangerous to be on Wrong side of Obama

    07/23/2015 4:43:38 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-23-15 | Editorial
    Corruption: A new batch of IRS documents shows an agency that's more political than practical. Besides harassing groups applying for nonprofit status, it went after donors of existing groups. Documents produced by the IRS confirm that being on the wrong side of this administration is a dangerous place to be. Judicial Watch, which used the Freedom of Information Act to pry the documents from the government's grasp, said Wednesday they "confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits." Among these groups was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. That organization "may find itself...
  • GAO: 'Americans Still Vulnerable to IRS Audits Over Personal Beliefs'

    07/23/2015 8:40:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 4 replies
    foxbusiness.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    A House Oversight subcommittee hearing today will provide more pushback to President Barack Obama’s claim to the Daily Show that there was no IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits. The hearing, which will take testimony from IRS commissioner John Koskinen, will zoom in on a new report from the Government Accountability Office that will deliver this bombshell: The GAO now says that IRS political “targeting is indeed possible in the audit process” for nonprofits, largely due to poor agency oversight and controls. “Unfortunately, the IRS has not taken sufficient steps to prevent targeting Americans based on their personal beliefs,” the GAO...
  • Pope Francis' approval rating nosedives among conservatives (Catholic Caucus)

    07/22/2015 7:52:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Pope Francis is not as popular a pontiff as he used to be in the United States — especially among conservatives — according to a new Gallup survey out Wednesday. A larger share of American Catholics say they don’t have a favorable view of their church’s spiritual leader. A little more than seven in 10 (71 percent) have a favorable image of Francis, a drop of 18 percentage points from last year.
  • Why Liberals Win

    07/16/2015 5:49:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Tactics are important. History is replete with examples of superior forces being defeated by smaller armies with a better battle plan. Conservatives lose for the same reason: We have no battle plan. For years conservatives were content to be correct. Socialism doesn’t work. Fascism was a horrendous failure. Communism collapsed under its own weight. Each time conservatives were vindicated in their opposition to these failed branches of the progressive ideological tree. But at the end of each battle we made the mistake of assuming the war was over. It wasn’t and never will be. Every progressive victory was preceded by...
  • Major Ted Cruz donor has connections to Breitbart

    07/10/2015 10:38:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 10, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Breitbart.com and it’s readers are big fans of Sen. Ted Cruz. The influential conservative news website frequently features exclusive op-eds and interviews with the 2016 presidential candidate, and it’s late founder Andrew Breitbart considered Cruz the “future of the conservative movement.” But beyond the mostly favorable coverage from its reporters and high praise from its readers is an interesting web of connections, Politico reported. Robert Mercer–the New York hedge fund billionaire backing Cruz’s super PACs–also funds Breitbart and a political data company called Cambridge Analytica, which is working with Cruz’s presidential campaign. Conservative finance operatives told Politico that Breitbart executive...
  • Conservatives, Quit Defending Trump

    07/09/2015 6:14:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | July 9,2015 | Linda Chavez
    Donald Trump’s outrageous comments about Mexican immigrants in his announcement speech two weeks ago should have been an occasion for conservatives to say that we have no room for bigots in our midst. Instead, a host of conservatives, from Ted Cruz to National Review’s own Rich Lowry, have defended his message, if not the crude way he expressed it:
  • Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Plan to Seek Criminal Charges of Obama Opp...

    07/07/2015 1:05:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    judicailwatch.org ^ | July 7, 2015
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official “DOJ Recap” report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • Happy Independence Day

    07/04/2015 4:19:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/04/15 | Sandy Stringfellow
    The hardest part for constitutional conservatives in 2016 – as it was for Reagan – will be defeating the Progressive RINO Establishment and their crony capitalist enablers in the Republican primaries. Every 4th of July, patriotic Americans celebrate the fundamental essence of what Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence (with Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston); a commemoration of July 4th, 1776, upon which day the Thirteen Colonies set forth the explanation and justification for a parting of ways with Great Britain and the tyrannical rule of King George III: the legal separation occurred on...
  • O'Reilly: If The Conservatives Want To Reverse Losses, Stop Bickering Among Yourselves

    07/01/2015 3:40:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | july 1, 2015 | bill o'reilly
    BILL O'REILLY: All the polls say the same thing. Americans who identify themselves as conservative outnumber liberals by about two to one. Yet, social power has shifted to the left wing precincts. The reason? Organization. The far left is dominating the Internet, the entertainment industry, including the journalistic media. Outside of talk radio and Fox News there are few non-liberal voices heard nationwide. The intensity of the far left is almost frightening. Many of these people will do almost anything to destroy their opposition. So conservative Americans find themselves somewhat demoralized as they see the Supreme Court siding with the...
  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Here’s Why Conservatives Don’t Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Breitbart reports that, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, Jeb Bush is the current leader in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, I’m not worried at all. You see, Bush has only two strengths: 1. He’s a Bush. This is a strength because it means instant name recognition. Additionally, although...
  • Ben Wattenberg R.I.P.

    06/29/2015 4:26:28 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 6/29/2015 | Yuval Levin
    Ben Wattenberg — the gloriously unclassifiable public intellectual, journalist, television host, amateur demographer, and loving student of America — passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Among Wattenberg’s many gifts to his country, his unwavering refusal to abide any simple narrative of American decline always struck me as the greatest.
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/27/2015 3:13:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-27-15 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed: It’s time for conservatives to end the denial on climate change

    06/26/2015 8:49:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/26/2015 | Michael Gerson
    Reducing Pope Francis’s encyclical “Laudato Si” to a white paper on global warming is, in George Weigel’s fitting analogy, “akin to reading ‘Moby Dick’ as if it were a treatise on the 19th-century New England whaling industry.” The whole spirit and story of the thing are missed. The pope’s sprawling, ambitious statement — setting out a theory of nature and of the human person — will be profitably scrutinized for decades. Environmentalists who like some of Francis’s conclusions will find, if they sit quietly with the text rather than rummage through it for the politically relevant bits, that the pope...
  • Rush Limbaugh: The American Left Sees Conservatives as More of an Enemy Than ISIS

    06/25/2015 5:16:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/24/15 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday ISIS released video of their latest execution techniques. In one scene the Islamic State strapped a string of bombs around the necks of a line of prisoners – then blew them up. Today Rush Limbaugh explained how the left sees conservatives as more of a threat than the Islamic State. From the Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH: Now, isn’t it interesting, however, what is the one thing, when you read about ISIS in news coverage in this country, ISIS can run around — the latest news of ISIS is the methods they’re now using to kill people, mass murders. For...
  • The 10 Most Pervasive Lies About Conservative America

    06/23/2015 12:51:15 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/23/15 | Me
    1) Conservatives are racist! Nonsense. Conservatives welcome all races and colors in our quest to defend our founding ideals. Likewise, we unilaterally reject divisive victimization propaganda used to incite animosity and discord along racial and economic lines. Although there are racist elements in all facets of America, such endeavors are intrinsically destructive and invite future bigotry upon yourself and peers. Why else would “racist” Republicans support Allen West, Ben Carson, Mia Love, and Marco Rubio, let alone embrace the lives and transcendent wisdom of Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Sowell? Not supporting Barack Obama’s Marxist agenda...
  • Tarring Conservatives With The Brush of "Domestic Terrorism"

    06/23/2015 8:29:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    There is already a rush to call Dylann Roof’s murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston an “act of domestic terrorism.” This is a deliberate political strategy, intended by its ultra-liberal authors to transform this terrible tragedy into an indictment of American conservatism. “Terrorism” is a slippery term to define. Under U.S. law, terrorism is defined as "the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” This is a perfectly good legal definition for the lawyers, but it...
  • 'Fed up' conservatives plot revenge against Boehner

    06/23/2015 7:42:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 06/23/15 | Susan Ferrechio
    Dozens of members of the House GOP's most conservative faction plan to meet Tuesday to discuss ways to counteract the decision of House Speaker John Boehner and other leaders to seek retribution against members who vote against must-pass measures. The House Freedom Caucus, a GOP group made up of about 40 of the most conservative members, plans to hold the discussion some time after Tuesday's evening votes, according to lawmakers familiar with the initiative. Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday in a radio interview that many conservatives were "fed up" with the string of punishment meted out to...
  • New report finds Conservatives demonstrate more self control than Liberals

    06/22/2015 3:55:02 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 06/22/2015 | Dawn Fuller
    Findings from three separate studies link a person's political ideology and their self-control performance, with conservatives demonstrating greater self-control than liberals. In each study, Clarkson says participants who identified as politically conservative consistently showed greater attention regulation and task persistence—hallmark indicators of self-control—and that these effects were independent of participants' gender, race, age, education or income.
  • How Ted Cruz Has Already Won the Faith & Freedom Conference

    06/18/2015 6:25:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | June 18, 2015 | David Catanese
    The Texas senator blew away the crowd of conservatives with a finely tuned speech on religious liberty.There are two full days left of the Faith & Freedom Coalition's annual Washington conference. But Ted Cruz already won it on Thursday. The Texas senator measurably outperformed his two Senate GOP colleagues, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, with a tightly woven sermon on religious liberty delivered with vigor and conviction. He was rewarded with the most frequent and loudest applause and the highest praise from the gathering of social conservatives at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. It wasn't just the dramatic delivery that separated...
  • The Left Rejects Painful Truths: Left-Right Differences, Part IV

    06/16/2015 7:09:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a difference between Left and Right that is rarely noted despite the fact that it is at least as important as any other and even explains many of the other differences. At the core of left-wing thought is a rejection of painful realities, the rejection of what the French call les faits de la vie: the facts of life. Conservatives, on the other hand, are all too aware of these painful realities of life and base many of their positions on them. One such example was the subject of my first column on Left-Right differences: whether people are basically...
  • National Journal : Ted Cruz Tries to Unite ‘Movement Conservatives’

    06/09/2015 4:24:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 9, 2015 | Staff
    National Journal provides a look inside as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempts to convince key conservatives that he can unite the GOP: [E]ight months out from the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is closer to proving it can be done. Because after walking into a Tysons Corner hotel in May, the door closing behind him, Cruz delivered something none of his competitors could—a campaign plan that has persuaded some of the most influential conservatives in America that they might defeat the GOP establishment’s candidate for the first time in a generation. This has been the stuff of dreams and...
  • Cruz roundup: Social Security plan, pitch-perfect speech, South Carolina logjam

    06/08/2015 1:58:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 127 replies
    Sen. Ted Cruz outlined how he would fix Social Security, striking a balance between candidates who propose immediate cuts and those who wish to leave it mostly in place.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Cruz said he’d keep benefits the same for seniors and those close to retirement in a June 4 interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. For everyone else, he’d propose gradually increasing the retirement age, limiting the increase in benefits to the inflation rate and allowing workers to keep some of their tax payment in a private account. Cruz makes strong impression on conservative non-profit The Council for National Policy–a secretive, conservative non-profit...
  • Moving Tassels Left

    06/08/2015 7:45:11 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 7, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Young America’s Foundation has once again compiled an invaluable compendium of this season’s commencement speakers and found, once again, that they overwhelmingly represent one point of view. Moreover, in our review of 127 of the arguably representative speakers they highlight, we note that one-third—41—have discernible political views. By the most expansive definition, one-third of these—10—can be called anything from apolitical to definitively conservative: • Gen. Philip M. Breedlove at the Georgia Institute of Technology, • Former President George W. Bush at Southern Methodist University • Former Secretary of labor , Elaine Chao, retired Admiral Thad Allen, at Georgetown •...
  • Gay Marriage Conservatives?

    06/08/2015 7:00:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 6, 2015 | Paul Kengor
    Speaking on Fox News Channel’s The Five, pundit Greg Gutfeld said that “gay marriage, in my opinion, is a conservative idea.” He noted that the left “generally hates traditions” and is all about “breaking with traditions,” and that gay marriage offers conservatives an opportunity to “embrace a tradition” that strengthens families and communities. I should acknowledge that Gutfeld spoke without notes, unscripted, live and off-the-cuff. I often talk with inexactness when I’m speaking live. Live speaking is a perfect venue to make mistakes. It’s easier to type your thoughts and have the benefit of reflection, revision, and a word processor....
  • Are Social Issues Hurting Republicans?

    06/04/2015 8:45:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 3, 2015 | Karl Rove
    This is a time when it’s necessary to read beyond the headlines. A May 10 Gallup survey shows that the share of Americans calling themselves social liberals has risen to 31% from 25% in 2009, while the share of self-described social conservatives has fallen to 31% from 42%. It is the first time social conservatives have not outnumbered social liberals since Gallup began asking the question in 1999. As recently as 2010, social conservatives led by 17 points. All this was trumpeted as bad news for Republicans. But what’s driving this shift is largely Democrats lurching further leftward. In 2010,...