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  • The Conservatives’ Big Tent

    04/15/2014 7:08:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    Mallory Factor recently presented parts of his newest book, Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution – As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen, to an audience at the Heritage Foundation. Factor is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel, a military academy in South Carolina. He is also a Fox News contributor and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He brought the constitutional challenge, Free Enterprise Fund vs. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, to the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation on business accounting before the Supreme Court. In...
  • Bush draws boos from conservatives

    04/12/2014 10:25:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A mention of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), a potential 2016 presidential contender, brought boos from a conservative crowd in New Hampshire on Saturday. Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, a gathering of conservative activists and figures organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, billionaire Donald Trump said Bush’s recent comments on immigrants coming to the U.S. as an “act of love” were “out there.” “You know, I heard Jeb Bush the other day,” he said, with quiet boos and angry murmurs erupting from the crowd at the mention of Bush’s name.
  • Huge poll boost for UKIP as a fifth of voters say they will back anti-Europe party in wake of…

    04/14/2014 2:03:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:47 EST, 13 April 2014 | Chris Pleasance and Gerri Peev
    The Conservatives could be pushed into third place at the European elections after the party’s poll ratings plunged in the wake of the Maria Miller expenses scandal. A poll has put the Tories on 23 percent, behind Labour (31 percent) and UKIP (28 percent) just days after the Culture Secretary was forced to resign in an expenses row. The Liberal Democrats were on a dismal 9 percent, according to analysis of recent polling by Professor Curtice of Strathclyde University. Levels of support for UKIP are now at a record high as they were the only party to gain popularity in...
  • Whether the Republican establishment likes it or not Obamacare will be the issue in November

    04/13/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When David Jolly beat Alex Sink in a recent special election for a Florida congressional seat, the knee jerk reaction from the GOPe’s pet pollsters was to immediately warn the Republican rank and file that Jolly didn’t win because of Obamacare. “Who are you going to believe, us or your lying eyes?” came to mind. Phonies like Karl Rove pontificated about how winning elections requires more than simply getting on the right side of issues voters care about and hammering that message home. Hey, who knew there was more to winning elections than supporting the things voters want and opposing...
  • Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

    04/12/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “Premise” is a word many Americans are not familiar with, and neither do they use it in their everyday speech. However, the premise is one of the most powerful weapons in political warfare. Master the art of the premise, and you will master your opponent. A premise is the assumption of an argument that is meant to justify the conclusion the one making the argument is hoping you’ll come to. If one fails to establish the premise to his argument, one almost always fails to convince others of his conclusion. On the other hand, if one establishes a premise one...
  • U.S. moderate Republican to retire after primary challenge emerges

    04/11/2014 5:09:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2014 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - Longtime Republican congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin will not seek re-election in November, announcing his decision just a week after a conservative state legislator revealed plans to mount a primary challenge for his seat.Petri, 73, viewed as a moderate member of the party, will formally announce his retirement plans at a town hall meeting on Monday in Neenah, Wisconsin, his office said in a statement on Friday. It gave no details about the reason for the decision.Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin state senator who is considered one of the state's most conservative Republicans, said last week...
  • Report: 40-50 House conservatives plotting to oust Boehner as Speaker

    04/10/2014 10:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2014 | AllahPundit
    If this feels like deja vu, it’s because Jonathan Strong of Breitbart reported the same thing more than two weeks ago. According to his and National Journal’s sources, there are now 40-50 Republicans in the House who are quietly committed to voting against Boehner in the next Speaker election in January — if he hasn’t already retired by then. That would deny him the majority he needs to take the gavel. Faced with the prospect of that humiliation, the thinking goes, he’ll quit before it ever comes to that. This story and Strong’s are the insurgents’ way of warning him...
  • Politics matter even on the Senior dating scene

    04/10/2014 10:06:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/10/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Tentatively I accepted the call to enter the senior dating game, and at age 78, I accepted the invitation of a very nice, clean cut, 80s something gentleman to be his passenger on a trip to a goat farm. He, in ranking order, was from the Midwest, as opposed to “the East;” was single by death of his beloved wife of 60 years, rather than being a traveler of a divorced nature; and we both liked the activities of the Slow Food movement here in Florida. You see, we met at the first stop on the farm-to-fork tour of sustainable...
  • House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor

    04/10/2014 6:33:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Tim Alberta
    Several dozen frustrated House conservatives are scheming to infiltrate the GOP leadership next year—possibly by forcing Speaker John Boehner to step aside immediately after November's midterm elections. The conservatives' exasperation with leadership is well known. And now, in discreet dinners at the Capitol Hill Club and in winding, hypothetical-laced email chains, they're trying to figure out what to do about it. Some say it's enough to coalesce behind—and start whipping votes for—a single conservative leadership candidate. Others want to cut a deal with Majority Leader Eric Cantor: We'll back you for speaker if you promise to bring aboard a conservative...
  • U.S. policy has gone liberals’ way for 70 years

    04/10/2014 1:42:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2014 | Matt Grossmann
    Conservatives in Congress are the prime suspects in Washington’s dysfunction. Veteran congressional watchdogs Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann called the previous session the “worst Congress ever,” and they did not hold back in assigning blame: “The Republicans are the problem,” they said. After a fruitless government shutdown last fall, even House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at conservative groups and passed bills over the opposition of his caucus. In response, conservatives make two simple claims: Most policies under debate are liberal, and Republican leaders sacrifice conservative principles when they compromise. History shows they are right on both counts. I combed...
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: First, Stop the Train -- Conservatives need to stop squabbling

    04/09/2014 7:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Imagine a situation in which an earthquake destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon. A passenger train is speeding toward the location, and those in charge realize there is a potential problem ahead but choose instead to argue about the ambient temperature in the passenger cars, the food service, and whether they will reach their final destination on time. A few people are quite disturbed when they learn of the tragedy about to unfold if the train isn’t halted, but they are labeled as “alarmists” who really are not sophisticated enough to understand the situation. Obviously, I am referring...
  • The power within a conservative woman

    04/08/2014 8:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 8, 2014 | Selena Owens
    In this column, I simply want to encourage conservative women to know this: Ladies, we are powerful! I wrote a book of the same title as a source of encouragement for Christian conservative women. In an era in which liberalism and socialism are wedged into every sector of society, we need to be encouraged and reminded of the power within us. By virtue of simply standing for what is right, from the perspective of God, our nation’s founders and conservatism overall, we possess unique, transformative power, real power that speaks to the plethora of society’s ills and traitorous, reckless government....
  • Briton wins prize for UK exit plan from EU, says economy could benefit

    04/08/2014 5:08:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Apr 2014
    (Reuters) - Britain's economy could grow by 1.3 billion pounds if it left the European Union due to less regulation and more trade with emerging economies, a British diplomat who dreamt up a prize-winning blueprint for the country's EU exit said on Tuesday. Britain's free market Institute of Economic Affairs on Tuesday awarded a 100,000-euro prize to Iain Mansfield, a British diplomat based in the Philippines, who it decided had come up with the best blueprint for a 'Brexit,' a British departure from the EU. Amid widespread public disenchantment in Britain about the EU's perceived over-bearing role in everyday life...
  • Get ready to quit the EU now, Davis tells the Tories as he tears into Cameron and predicts…

    04/07/2014 12:53:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:52 EST, 5 April 2014 | Simon Walters
    The Tory revolt over Europe took a dramatic turn last night after senior Conservative David Davis called on the Government to open talks with Brussels on quitting the EU. Former Tory chairman Mr. Davis tore into David Cameron, accusing him of making a mess of his pledge to win back powers from the EU. “Scaremongers” who said Britain would collapse if it decided to go it alone were talking nonsense, said Mr Davis. Quitting the EU would be like a “revolution” and would boost UK jobs, wages, world power, arts and prestige, he added. Significantly, his intervention comes days after...
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • New Battleground poll tells Republicans who want to win elections: turn right and don’t look back

    04/07/2014 10:31:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/7/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The March Battleground Poll says the same things about the ratio of conservative Americans to liberals that previous surveys have said: there are nearly 3 self-described conservatives for every 2 self- avowed liberals. Any politician claiming to be conservative would/should dance with glee upon being told that he would start an election campaign with a 3 to 2 edge. Nevertheless, the Republican establishment (GOPe) doesn’t seem interested in the promise these numbers hold. They want to continue to lust after the acceptance that acting and talking like a liberal will get them from their enemies in the media. Average Americans...
  • Nigel Farage: We must defend Christian heritage

    11/01/2013 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 01 Nov 2013 | Cristina Odone
    An Audience With … Nigel Farage features a stage with only a table, a chair, and a bottle of wine as props. Farage thinks it will give him a chance to “explain who I am” and, crucially, to “reach a new audience”. … “We need a much more muscular defense of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Yes, we’re open to different cultures, but we have to defend our values. That’s the message I want to hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury and from our politicians. Anything less is appeasement of the worst kind.” Yet he speaks not as a defender of the...
  • Ukip will not oppose gay marriage, Farage reveals as he calls for French-style separate services

    03/18/2014 6:33:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/18/2014 | Matt Chorley
    Ukip is to drop its opposition to gay marriage, party leader Nigel Farage revealed today. The move risks angering disaffected Tories who switched to Ukip after same sex weddings were legalised by the coalition, but Mr Farage insisted: ‘We have absolutely no problem with anybody.’ He said that as part of a review of Ukip’s manifesto, which he has dismissed as ‘drivel’, he would not campaign for gay weddings to be banned. Ukip previously said civil partnerships were a ‘common sense’ way for gay and lesbian couples to register their commitment ‘in a formal way’. But it warned: Gay marriage...
  • UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage speaks on gay marriage.

    01/09/2013 4:28:40 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Nigel Farange
    Video link - 4 minutes or so. This is how to handle an aggressive and biased interviewer. Politicians that are not fast on their feet don't last long in a parliamentary system. The reference to a "whopping 14%" in the last elections - that's up from 7% so, in fact, it's a dramatic increase, which could interpreted as 25% of Conservative supporters switching their allegiance to the UKIP.
  • The Tory Minister, a vicious feud and the gay sex party…paid for by you: Westminster braced…

    04/06/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:10 EST, 6 April 2014 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    A Tory Minister is involved in an extraordinary row over claims that taxpayers’ money was used to fund gay sex parties. The politician is said to have been in a feud with a senior party official accused of using dating app Grindr to invite gay MPs and activists to his suite at the Conservative Party conference. The Ł70,000-a-year official, who is not an MP, has also been accused of bullying staff and being drunk on duty. He was disciplined after a formal investigation. …
  • Advisers to India's Modi dream of a Thatcherite revolution

    04/06/2014 12:48:23 AM PDT · by blueplum · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday, April 6, 2:19am EDT | FRANK JACK DANIEL AND RAJESH KUMAR SINGH
    (Additional reporting by Shyamantha Asokan, Nidhi Verma and Doug Busvine; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan and Mark Bendeich) New Delhi (Reuters) - When Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi gave a speech on the virtues of smaller government and privatization on April 8 last year, supporters called him an ideological heir to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died that day. Modi, favorite to form India's next government after elections starting on Monday, has yet to unveil any detailed economic plans but it is clear that some of his closest advisers and many campaign workers have a Thatcherite ambition for him....
  • This Machine Can Tell Whether You're Liberal or Conservative

    04/05/2014 7:23:32 AM PDT · by shove_it · 64 replies
    Mother Jones/Drudge ^ | 4 Apr 2014 | Chris Mooney
    Thomas Jefferson was a smart dude. And in one of his letters to John Adams, dated June 27, 1813, Jefferson made an observation about the nature of politics that science is only now, two centuries later, beginning to confirm. "The same political parties which now agitate the United States, have existed through all time," wrote Jefferson. "The terms of Whig and Tory belong to natural, as well as to civil history," he later added. "They denote the temper and constitution of mind of different individuals." [...] It all adds up, according to Hibbing, to what he calls a "negativity...
  • Conservative party descends into civil war as 100 Tory rebels prepare to defy Cameron on EU

    04/04/2014 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:37 EST, 29 March 2014 | Simon Walters
    The fragile Tory truce over Europe disintegrated last night after it emerged that more than 100 Conservative MPs and candidates are set to defy David Cameron at the General Election next year by vowing to leave the EU. The Prime Minister has promised the Tory manifesto will spell out his pledge for a referendum by 2017 on Britain’s links with Europe after trying to win back key powers from Brussels. But Tory rebels will go further and make their own personal manifesto vows to campaign to withdraw from the EU—regardless of any concessions by Brussels. …
  • Battleground Polls and Conservative Strength: Liberals will have to try very hard to spin this one

    04/04/2014 8:20:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Bruce Walker
    The latest Battleground Poll, compared with prior Battleground Polls, shows the percentage of Americans who describe themselves as “conservative” dropping. The percentage is lower than almost any Battleground Poll in the last fifteen years. The percentage of Americans who call themselves “liberal,” by contrast, is at an all-time high. Modification in the demographics of the poll sample may have something to do with the change. Women form 53% of the sample, while women are 50.6% of the population. Blacks are 13% of the Battleground sample, a smidgen more that the black percentage of the population. As I noted a few...
  • Religious Profiling at UNC

    04/03/2014 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Dr. Mike Adams teaches crime — but he never dreamed he’d be the victim of one. Unfortunately for the assistant professor, that all changed when his ideology did. When he was hired as a criminology expert 21 years ago, Adams was an avowed and outspoken atheist — a worldview that was shaken to the core when Mike went to visit a prisoner on death row in 2000. The convict, a mentally handicapped man, had read the entire Bible — something Adams had never done. He resolved then and there to change that —...
  • Why refusing to yield to Republicans and their Democrat buddies is the only choice for conservatives

    04/03/2014 10:04:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The conventional “wisdom” is that this year’s elections will see the Republicans gaining seats in the House and retaking the Senate. This is a lovely thought but nowhere near reality. The forces who will wage war to save the Democrats’ hold on the Senate and reduce, if not totally erase, the Republican margin in Congress are too formidable. It is time we recognized this fact. We conservatives can win both chambers of Congress in a tough clean fair fight, but the 2014 elections will be nothing of the sort. We can beat a cabal of the RNC, DNC, Koch brothers,...
  • Jeb Dole McCain Romney Bush as our nominee in 2016? No thanks!

    04/03/2014 9:01:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/3/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When the hot air balloon that was to take Chris Christie to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination crashed on the traffic choked streets of Ft. Lee New Jersey the Republican establishment (GOPe) must have panicked. They couldn’t run Bob Dole or John McCain again and Mitt Romney has already said he didn’t really want to run the first time. They must have immediately started a search for this cycle’s winner of “American RINO.” That search seems to have led them to Jeb Bush the former governor of Florida, younger brother of George W. Bush and son of George H.W. Bush...
  • Women Academia Doesn’t Study

    04/03/2014 7:34:40 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Despite the breadth of attention that “women’s studies” get on campus, most of the information purveyed in them is, well, wrong. “Twenty percent of Americans self-identify as feminists,” Karin Agness of the Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) said at the Heritage Foundation on Monday. She gave the Huffington Post as her source, hardly a right wing web site. Moreover, surveys show that women are less happy than they were 40 years ago, Agness notes, and, last year the Pew foundation found that only 37% of women want to work full-time. Yet and still, women earn more degrees than men at...
  • Stupidity of Cameron's priorities: gay marriage, foreign aid and wind farms.

    05/05/2013 7:33:23 AM PDT · by granada · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 21:29 GMT, 4 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 4 May 2013 | SIMON WALTERS
    For a man who regards Brussels as the biggest threat to Britain’s freedom since the Second World War, the choice of beer for Nigel Farage was obvious when we met at the Westminster Arms on Friday: Spitfire. It is brewed by Shepherd Neame in Kent to celebrate the Battle of Britain. Farage, a man of Kent, gulped down the first pint in 15 minutes, ordered a ‘reload,’ polishing off his second in another ten; and the moment we stepped outside, he lit up a fag.
  • Britain’s most pro-EU party heading for disaster in May

    02/18/2014 6:55:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 18.02.14 @ 09:19 | Tim Black
    Ahead of May’s European Parliament election, with issues such as the economy and immigration to the fore, none of Britain’s three main parties are stealing a march on their rivals. The co-governing, right-of-center Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, is struggling. What remains of its traditional support base, including some MPs, often seems opposed to the modernizing, socially-liberal direction of its leadership. […] But viewing the UK's party-political landscape solely in terms of the traditional duopoly (plus the Lib Dems) misses the big political story, and what is likely to be the major...
  • Is Education A Social Issue?

    04/02/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2014 | Christopher Manion
    FRONT ROYAL, VA — Dr. Richard Bishirjian serves as president of Yorktown University, an outstanding online graduate school. An advocate of innovative education for years, he recently shed light on a long-standing mystery: why don’t “conservatives” in Congress have more success in fighting the government education monolith? Bishirjian tells the Rubble that, “in 2006 and later in 2009, when we faced regulatory issues that only Congress could resolve, we found that most members of the Education committees of Congress were left of center on issues most important to us.” Bishirjian credits Yorktown University trustee and former Congressman Bob Schaffer for...
  • SARAH PALIN: PAUL RYAN BUDGET 'A JOKE'

    04/01/2014 6:39:43 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 103 replies
    Breibart Big Government ^ | April 1 | Tony. Lee
    Are you kidding? You’d think one who is representing the mighty Badgers, who made it to the Final Four based on sacrificial work ethic and discipline that obviously pays off in the end, he who represents the great state of Wisconsin that hosts this underdog celebrated college basketball team, would understand that future success depends on hard work and sacrifices. The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke. Palin said that the budget that was presented, though,"really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem." "It STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful...
  • Whose Side are you On? If you don’t care whether Republicans win, care that Democrats lose.

    03/29/2014 8:02:51 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 157 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/29/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    March 29, 2014 4:00 AM Which Side Are You On? If you don’t care whether Republicans win, care that Democrats lose. By Kevin D. Williamson For conservatives, the story of the Obama years has been the depressing spectacle of Republicans fighting a rearguard action covering their retreat from a Democratic agenda backed by superior numbers. Republicans began the Obama administration with effectively no leverage: Barack Obama in the White House, Nancy Pelosi in the speaker’s chair, and Harry Reid running the Senate. The outcome of that was the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the worst domestic defeat for the...
  • The problem is liberalism, not racism

    03/29/2014 6:50:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/29/2014 | Star Parker
    When Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., went off on Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for his remarks that “We have got a tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work,” the wrong part of what she had to say got all the attention. The big buzz that Congressional Black Caucus member Lee generated was her accusation that Ryan’s remarks were a “thinly veiled racial attack.”
  • Despite Big Challenges, Conservatives Will Continue to Fight

    03/24/2014 5:14:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Star Parker
    The recent upset victory by Republican candidate David Jolly for the open seat in Florida’s 13th congressional district, a district carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, has produced a rush of excitement in Republican circles. This coupled with polling data - Americans are increasingly unhappy with our president, with his signature health care law, with an economy still far from recovery, and with perceived weak American leadership on the international stage – is producing Republican optimism about 2014 mid-term election prospects and about 2016. But while unhappy voters may favor the party out of power, it takes more...
  • Kristol Neoconservatism

    03/22/2014 11:42:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In spite of the ease with which the word “conservatism” is thrown about these days, most people who associate with the “conservative” movement are not really conservative at all. In reality, the so-called “conservative” movement is a predominantly (though not exclusively) neoconservative movement. Contrary to what some neoconservatives would have us think, “neoconservatism” is not an insult, much less an “anti-Semitic” slur. The word, rather, refers to a distinct intellectual tradition—a point for which some neoconservatives, like its famed “godfather,” Irving Kristol, have argued at length. In The Neoconservative Persuasion, Kristol argues for another claim: neoconservatism and traditional or classical...
  • Know Thy Enemy

    03/22/2014 11:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Each week we will take some time go through my 10 Commandments of Political Warfare from my new book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again. My 10 Commandments of Political Warfare provide a blueprint for defeating the Statist Marxist Left in America. However, before we can devise a plan to defeat our opponent, we must first know our opponent. The Statist Marxist Left in America is propped up by a four-legged stool. If you do not cut off the legs of this stool you cannot defeat them. If a candidate for office you’re supporting doesn’t at least threaten...
  • Mike Thomas (GOP-E) Snuffing Out Conservative Votes with the Help of Democrats

    03/22/2014 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | March 21, 2014 | Jamie Radtke
    It is like something out of a mobster movie. Eric Cantor’s Young Guns and the GOP Establishment are systematically going around to the local GOP county units in Virginia and snuffing out the votes of the conservative grassroots. The Young Guns Godfather puts out the hit and the deed is carried out. It has already happened in Virginia Beach, Richmond City, Charlotte, and now Campbell County. Last night Mike Thomas, who is the First Vice Chairman for the Republican Party of Virginia, was involved in coordinating the takeover of the Campbell County Republican Committee with the enlisted help of an...
  • GOP primary voters won’t buy what the far right is peddling by Jennifer Rubin "Right Turn"

    03/21/2014 10:45:31 AM PDT · by Innovative · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    Why are all these challengers bombing? A better question is, why did the D.C.-based right-wing groups and politicians like Rand Paul think these people were credible candidates? Perhaps it is the self-appointed protectors of conservative orthodoxy who are badly out of touch and entirely incompetent in vetting candidates. The good news for the GOP: Nearly all of these flaky figures will wipe out before the general election. They must do so if the GOP is to hold or grow the House majority and take back the Senate.
  • Pennsylvania’s Scott Wagner: the latest TEA party candidate to beat the GOP-e

    03/21/2014 9:00:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Pennsylvania businessman and TEA party candidate Scott Wagner has become Karl Rove and the Republican establishment’s latest nightmare. Snubbed by the GOPe, Wagner pulled off a major upset and won an open Pennsylvania State Senate seat in a special election held Tuesday in the state’s 28th Senate district. While Wagner’s victory was a huge shock by itself, the way Wagner defeated his Republican and Democrat opponents has to be alarming to the GOPe: Wagner wasn’t on the ballot so he had to win with write-in ballots which he did rather handily. Of the approximately 22,300 votes cast, Wagner crushed the...
  • Evan Sayet: To Today’s Modern Liberal Journalists, Objective Reporting is an Act of Bigotry

    03/19/2014 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    In his speech last January at the Conservative Forum in Silicon Valley, Evan Sayet addressed the question of “Why the Mainstream Media gets Every Major Story Not Just Wrong But as Wrong as Wrong Can Be.” The short answer to the question about the media’s utter, complete and total failure, Sayet claims, is that to today’s “journalists,” “It’s an act of bigotry, to be an objective reporter.” This is the line that Rush Limbaugh, in his hour-long rhapsodizing on the speech, called “brilliant,” saying “I wish I’d thought of it myself.” Rush’s plaudits aside (indeed, he has cited Sayet’s speech...
  • The Insidious Effect of PC

    03/19/2014 11:23:12 AM PDT · by rktman
    nationalreview.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    I have stated in the past that Obamacare is the worst thing to occur in our country since slavery. Why did I make such a strong statement? Obviously, I recognize the horrors of slavery. My roots have been traced back to Africa, and I am aware of some horrendous deeds inflicted on my ancestors in this country.
  • Candidate Col. Rob Maness Blasts Landrieu for Voting for Cop-Killer Defender

    03/10/2014 6:34:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/9/2014 | Tony Lee
    Col. Rob Maness, a conservative candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, said incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) should be defeated for supporting Obamacare and President Barack Obama's recent nominee to the Justice Department who voluntarily defended infamous cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
  • On notice: Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party

    03/09/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    What with all the sweetness and light going on this weekend at CPAC, there really hasn’t been much room set aside for the Hawt Media Topic of the Conservative Civil War. Well, let’s wrap up the weekend with a bit of mudslinging from upper chamber. Doing an interview with the New York Times, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the issue of three high profile Republican senators who are facing primary challenges from the Right. His conclusion?We’re going to crush you like the worms that you are, peasants. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy...
  • 4 Ways Conservatives Can Win, According to Ted Cruz

    03/09/2014 11:52:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Heritage - The Foundry ^ | March 9, 2014 at 10:37 am | Kelsey Harris
    Can conservatives win the battle of ideas and transform America? According to Ted Cruz, the outspoken Texas senator who won with support of the Tea Party in 2012, it’s possible.At a breakfast hosted by Politico’s chief White House correspondent Mike Allen last week, Cruz laid out four ways he thinks conservatives can win.1. Continue to fight against Obamacare.“The reason the Obamacare issue has such potency is because it’s real. Millions of people are hurt by this, and there is not a trip that I take back to Texas where I don’t run into at least one person, if not several,...
  • Vanity: CPAC pumping money into Prince George's Co., Maryland...

    03/09/2014 11:58:44 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 42 replies
    SELF | SELF
    Personal Observation: For the second consecutive year, CPAC has held its annual conference at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 5-7 miles away from the U.S. Capitol. Oxon Hill is in Prince George's County, Maryland -- which is heavily Democrat and majority black in residents. CPAC attendees, legislators, staff, radio & TV personalities & their staff have been at National Harbor spending their money there for the past few days at restaurants, bars, pharmacies, gift shops, etc. Is the mainstream media going to report on how "mean, racist, bigot & homophobe Republicans and conservatives" are spending money in...
  • New Emails Point to IRS Officials Targeting Political Groups

    03/07/2014 3:10:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 3-6-14 | FRANCES MARTELL
    The Congressional investigation into whether the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for persecution ended today on a controversial note after former official Lois Lerner refused to answer questions. The rough day for the investigation followed the release of emails corroborating political targeting of groups. The emails, obtained by the House's investigative committee, indicated that Lerner, in her official capacity, aimed to target political groups out of concern that the Citizens United ruling would lead to more suspicious or inappropriate tax filings. The ruling repealed much of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act and allowed individuals and political groups to...
  • THE ONE PERCENT SET TO FLEE NEW YORK CITY

    03/04/2014 10:06:50 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 113 replies
    According to the New York Post, New York City’s mad cap Sandinista Mayor Bill de Blasio is about to find out a truth that conservatives have known all along, that bashing the rich can only go so far. It seems when he is not throwing little children out of charter schools or banning carriage rides in Central Park, de Blasio is on full class warfare mode and is going after New York’s one percent with a vengeance. It seems that the wealthy elite are starting to have had enough and are getting ready to decamp en masse, to Florida it...
  • The Conservative Persecution Complex

    03/04/2014 9:45:23 AM PST · by Drew McKissick · 23 replies
    DrewMcKissick.com ^ | 3/4/14 | Drew McKissick
    Ronald Reagan once said that Americans spend too much of their time second guessing themselves and their values. Of course he was absolutely right, and a cursory look at the state of our culture underlines that fact. Most of the “second guessing” and criticism of traditional American values comes courtesy of the modern progressive (read “liberal”) movement, its politicians and its cheerleaders in the mainstream media. But does this give conservatives the right to wallow in negativity and act defeated? And just what exactly does it accomplish when they do? Whether it’s talk radio, Fox News or online, you don’t...