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  • Leftist Students Physically Assault Conservative Scholar, Professor Over Speech

    03/04/2017 8:05:06 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 3/3/2017 | Scott Greer
    American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray and a Middlebury College professor were both assaulted by left-wing demonstrators Thursday night following a disrupted talk by the conservative researcher at the Vermont-based school. Murray was being escorted off university grounds by Middlebury professor Allison Stanger when the pair were greeted by an angry mob of around 30 demonstrators — some of whom were masked, the Vermont newsweekly Seven Days reported. Stanger suffered neck injuries during the mob’s assault after she had her hair pulled while trying to get Murray in his car. She’s now having to wearing a neck brace after the...
  • WIKILEAKS Emails Show CEO Of “Conservative” NEWSMAX Working With Hillary’s Campaign Chairman

    10/17/2016 6:13:01 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 119 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | Oct 16, 2016 | 100% Fed Up
    Why was the CEO of Newsmax emailing Hillary’s current Campaign Chairman John Podesta about meetings with conservative leaders in DC? And is mega-Clinton Foundation Clinton Foundation donor, Christopher Ruddy using his website to encourage millions of Americans to walk away from Trump and vote for Hillary? Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of the “conservative” cable TV and news website Newsmax became famous in the late 90’s for his conspiracy theory that the former Clinton White House aid Vince Foster was murdered and that he did not commit suicide. He actually wrote a bestseller book titled, “The Strange Death Of Vincent Foster.”...

    09/13/2016 4:44:33 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 145 replies
    Trump-Pence ^ | September 13, 2016 | Staff
    NEW YORK, NY – Today Mr. Trump will proposes an innovative plan to bring federal tax policies in line with the needs of today's families. His plan is not for the wealthy, but rather provides the biggest benefit to working- and middle-class families. This plan is needed because child care expenses are one of the largest expenses in many families, complicating a family's decision on how to care for young children. The Trump reforms will allow a family to make the choice of whether a parent should work outside the home or not without bias from the tax code. Having...
  • Mary Matalin, Republican Strategist & Pundit, Changes Political Parties (let the RINO purge begin!)

    05/05/2016 6:20:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 86 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 5 2016
    Mary Matalin, a high-profile political pundit and veteran strategist for the Republican Party, changed her party registration to Libertarian from Republican, she said on Thursday. But in an interview with Bloomberg, which reported on the switch, she emphasized that her decision was not connected to Donald J. Trump’s being the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. She described herself as a voter as a “provisional Trump” and a “never Hillary,” referring to the leading Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. Pressed on Thursday about why she switched political parties, Ms. Matalin told Bloomberg Politics that she was a Republican in the “Jeffersonian, Madisonian sense.”...
  • Rush: If Conservatism Is Your Only Priority, There Is No Choice Other Than Ted Cruz

    02/10/2016 2:17:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 542 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 2/10/16 | Rush Limbaugh
    If conservatism is your bag, if conservatism is the dominating factor in how you vote, there is no other choice for you in this campaign than Ted Cruz, because you are exactly right: This is the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan. ***snip*** But for those of you that conservatism's the answer and conservatism is the way, you have no choice here. Ted Cruz has got to be your guy. There's nobody even close. Nobody.
  • Trump Does Not Fight Liberals. Here is Proof.

    01/21/2016 12:44:29 PM PST · by Isara · 65 replies
    Red State ^ | January 21st, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    One of the more bizarre things I hear about Trump, from people who support Trump, is that he attacks liberals with more gusto than anyone else in the field. It’s bizarre because every time I turn around, I hear Trump attacking a conservative Republican. On the infrequent occasions that he attacks liberals, he does so offhandedly and with little conviction. “I would love to run against Hillary because her policies are so bad” is basically all he ever says about Hillary, when he does mention her.I decided, however, that maybe I was just being fed his attacks on Republicans by...
  • Trump calls for higher ethanol mandate

    01/19/2016 12:47:48 PM PST · by Nervous Tick · 359 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2016 | Timothy Kama
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that federal regulators should increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. Speaking at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Trump, a real estate mogul and the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ought to follow the ethanol volumes Congress set in 2007. “The EPA should ensure that biofuel ... blend levels match the statutory level set by Congress under the [renewable fuel standard],” Trump said. The mandate is popular in Iowa, which hosts the nation's first caucuses.
  • Donald Trump tells immigrant advocates “You’ve convinced me” [2013]

    12/26/2015 6:00:10 PM PST · by kik5150 · 101 replies
    NBCLatino ^ | 08/22/2013 | Nina Terrero
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump met with immigrant advocates on Wednesday to discuss immigration reform and ended the meeting with a resolution to move the debate forward. Trump met with youth immigrant leaders Jose Machado, Diego Sanchez and nationally renowned Dreamer Gaby Pacheco of The Bridge Project at Trump Towers in New York at the request of Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “He really listened and asked thoughtful questions,” said Machado of the meeting to discuss immigration reform. “We had the opportunity to share our stories and explain why millions of Americans from California, Colorado,...
  • Trump Threatens 35% Tax on Ford if Mexico Operations Expand

    12/26/2015 9:13:54 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 396 replies
    Mustang 360 ^ | 12/23/2015 | John Gilbert
    It was the Detroit News headline "Trump goes after Ford Motor Co." not how long Hillary went overtime in the restroom that got our attention. Donald Trump made a whistle stop outside Grand Rapids, Michigan to take aim at Ford’s plans to expand production in Mexico. Trump promised if elected he would threaten manufacturers with big tariffs on imports to discourage building manufacturing plants south of the border. Trump to Ford, "If you build that plant in Mexico, I’m going to charge you 35 percent on every car, truck part that you send into our country," he said. "Every single...
  • Carly Fiorina: 'Here's what I will do as Commander in Chief'

    07/29/2015 7:27:33 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 64 replies
    IBD ^ | 2015 July 28 | Andrew Malcolm
    From time to time as the 2016 campaign unfolds we will publish here the full text of some candidate speeches on important topics. We launch this series with Carly Fiorina's national security address at the Reagan Presidential Library the evening of July 27. The full text is below, as is a complete video... You'll notice here — and hopefully in the upcoming debates — that the business executive speaks in clear, simple declarative sentences. No fudge words or rhetorical escape clauses. Clean, crisp, no nonsense. She outlines the problem, then states clearly what she would do. That style drew frequent...

    06/17/2015 12:46:48 AM PDT · by z taxman · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” host Megyn Kelly challenged potential Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on his remarks on Twitter critical of “Draw Mohammad” event organizer Pamela Geller. According to Trump, Geller was a “terrible messenger,” but Kelly questioned that response since Geller was in defiance of a movement that challenged American ideals. Partial transcript as follows: KELLY: Let’s talk about free speech because after that Pam Geller event down in Garland, Texas, where they were attacked and the two would-be Jihadi’s were shot dead by the police force, you also sent out some tweets...
  • Polish president concedes election defeat to conservative challenger

    05/24/2015 5:45:07 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/24/2015 | Pawel Sobczak and Agnieszka Barteczko
    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda in Sunday's presidential election, a result that will set alarm bells ringing for the government, which faces its own election race later this year. Komorowski had originally been seen as a shoo-in for another term in office, and his defeat reflected a desire among voters for new faces, and a sense that Poland's new-found prosperity was not being shared out equally. The outgoing president, an ally of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz, announced he was conceding defeat after an exit poll showed he had won 47 percent to 53 percent...
  • Rand Paul: Republicans Need to Soften on Social Issues

    03/15/2014 12:24:23 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 232 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-16-2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is warning Republicans that if they expect to be relevant in the future and grow the party they will have to soften on social issues. In an interview with, Paul said he had "sort of a Jeffersonian belief in unity, peace and commerce with all" and that the best way to build the GOP for the future is to include people with whom they don't agree on every issue. "I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues," Paul advised. "The Republican Party is...
  • Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Ann Coulter

    12/09/2013 10:55:41 AM PST · by jimsin · 53 replies
    The author, columnist, and conservative political commentator was born Dec. 8, 1961, in New York City, N.Y.
  • Marco Rubio’s leftist talking points on immigration and slavery

    04/22/2013 11:09:43 AM PDT · by Fred · 22 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 042213 | Conn Carroll
    Yesterday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spokesman Alex Conant caused a bit of a stir when he argued against granting permanent legal residence to illegal immigrants by claiming, “We haven’t had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery.” Leaving the merits of this argument aside for a second, it is important to recognize that this is a very common argument on the left. For example:
  • Fools to the left of us, Fools on the right - stuck in the middle with Amnesty!

    03/22/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    We would all do well to acknowledge just who the power brokers are who are pushing amnesty. Please note below from Open Secrets, Microsoft's big issues. Gates gives most of his $$$ to democrats, except for lobbying. He supported Obama, is a fan of amnesty. He likes cheap labor. Microsoft - TOP ISSUES LOBBIED, 2012 1. Taxes 2. Immigration 3. Telecommunications 4. Computers & Information Tech 5. Copyright, Patent & Trademark Do you know who his biggest lobbyists are.....The K St. goons who facilitate his liberal agenda? That might surprise you. [SNIP]”Yesterday, Grover Norquist’s weekly Americans for Tax Reform conclave...
  • RNC: Voters see GOP as ‘scary’ and ‘out of touch'

    03/18/2013 9:04:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    RNC: Voters see GOP as ‘scary’ and ‘out of touch' By: Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 07:00 AM EDT The Republican National Committee concedes in a sprawling report Monday that the GOP is seen as the party of “stuffy old men” and needs to change its ways. Among the RNC’s proposed fixes: enacting comprehensive immigration reform, addressing middle-class economic anxieties head on and condensing a presidential primary process that saw Mitt Romney get battered for months ahead of the general election. The committee also proposes major improvements to the party’s voter database and digital technology, which paled next to that...
  • Rove Declares War on Tea Party

    02/03/2013 10:29:18 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    Big Government ^ | February 3, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stands Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who...
  • Romney was right

    12/03/2012 8:55:02 AM PST · by T.O.K. · 21 replies ^ | December 3, 2012 | JEFFREY SCOTT SHAPIRO
    It’s hard to be honest in politics. Perhaps that has been Gov. Mitt Romney’s real problem all along. Romney’s candor came out in a recent conference call that was reported by the New York Times in which he said that President Obama offered free “gifts” to both illegal aliens and American citizens. Romney’s observation about rewarding illegal aliens with citizenship and giving free benefits to people exploiting the system is not the same as criticizing minorities—but for decades the Left has manipulatively used racism, sexism and discrimination to intimidate the Republican Party into cowering into the aimless, weak institution that...
  • The Tea Party Got It Right, Mitt Got It Wrong

    11/07/2012 5:32:07 AM PST · by SJackson · 316 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 7, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    In this election the Republican Party ran two wholly inoffensive blue state Republicans on a platform of jobs at a time when the economy was everyone’s chief concern and the incumbent had absolutely failed to fix the economy. And they lost. The Monday — or Wednesday — morning quarterbacks will have a fine time debating what Mitt Romney should have done differently. The red Republicans will say that he should have been more aggressive and should have hit Obama on Benghazi. The blue Republicans will blame a lack of outreach to Latinos. Some will blame Sandy, others will blame Christie...
  • Muslim Conservatives Mad About Lady Gaga (MEGA BARF!)

    05/17/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    WSJDigitalNetwork ^ | May 9th | Deborah Kan
    First Christians in Korea, now Muslims in Indonesia: Lady Gaga's Asian tour is stirring up controversy. The WSJ's Deborah Kan speaks to reporter Eric Bellman.
  • Romney's fundraisers are quietly amassing millions

    04/04/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT · by throwback · 35 replies
    WSJ AP ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jack Gillum, Brett J. Blackledge and Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON — A few weeks before the Republican primary in Florida in January, the billionaire owner of the NFL's Miami Dolphins hosted a fundraiser for Mitt Romney at his oceanfront home in Palm Beach. The average voter wouldn't know about the event at the home of Stephen Ross because Romney's campaign doesn't follow the practice of other major presidential candidates who have willingly identified big-money fundraisers and the amounts they collect. A review by The Associated Press of campaign records and other documents reveals hints about the vast national network of business leaders bringing in millions to elect Romney. The...
  • Tax Foundation Rips Santorum Tax Plan (Grade: D+)

    02/18/2012 11:26:25 PM PST · by JediJones · 195 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/6/2012 | Kristina Peterson
    An antitax advocacy group zinged Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s tax plan, giving him a grade of “D+” grade and the dubious honor of proposing what “may be the worst idea of any of the Republican candidates.” ”The good news is Santorum has gotten more specific about his tax plan since last month when we gave him a D+,” economist William McBride wrote on Thursday. “The bad news is… he’s gotten more specific.” Mr. McBride said the biggest problem with Mr. Santorum’s proposal is the sharply different corporate tax rates he would establish. Mr. Santorum would halve the corporate tax...
  • 9-9-9: The key to GOP victory

    01/16/2012 11:30:32 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 11,2012 | Dick Morris
    Cain is planning a new effort to promote his 9-9-9 plan now that his candidacy is over. It could not come at a better time for the Republican Party. (Those wishing to join should go to He is doing a bus tour and making the rounds on television shows to push his substantive agenda and, in the process, breathe enthusiasm back into Republican ranks. The 9-9-9 plan will satisfy the libertarian impulse that underscores Paul’s appeal, particularly to the young. It will simplify the tax code so that it is a means of raising government revenue, not of promoting...

    01/10/2012 6:21:53 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 62 replies ^ | January 10, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Need to Push Our Nominee to the Right, Not the Left! January 10, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Wayne, Charlotte, North Carolina. You're next. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hi. CALLER: Yes, sir! That's where I am, sir. I -- I -- I am livid with you today. It's the first time I've ever been livid with you in over 20 years, Rush! You know, you're negatively painting Speaker Gingrich when you just perfectly delineated my whole point, or at least part of it. At one point, sir, Newt Gingrich came into this campaign with a...
  • Last Chance to Elect a True Conservative

    01/02/2012 4:28:08 PM PST · by Chasaway · 216 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 2, 2012 | Douglas MacKinnon
    "Okay. It is now officially crunch-time for conservative voters. Time for them to grow-up, stand on principle, admit there is not a perfect candidate, cast aside the pretenders, flip-floppers, and flakes, and unite behind the most genuine traditional values espousing candidate in the field. That being Texas governor Rick Perry."
  • Obama To Clinton: "You're A Racist." Clinton Calls Obama: "The Worst President Ever."

    12/17/2011 4:24:53 PM PST · by ElIguana · 140 replies · 1+ views
    America's Conservative News ^ | 12/17/2011 | America's Conservative News
    According to multiple unnamed sources, Clinton has been confiding to close pals that Obama is "the worst President ever" and his presidency is a "sinking ship" that is "taking the Democratic party and the country down with him," and when Obama confronted him on the comments, Clinton looked him in the eye and said; "Yes, it's a fact." The Globe reports: "At that point, the source adds, Obama went ballistic and told the ex-Prez; 'Then you are a racist and no different than the rest of them.'"
  • Newt Gingrich Responds To Glenn Beck (He doesn't deny being a progressive)

    12/12/2011 9:09:39 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 162 replies
    WGIR AM 610 and 96.7 the Wave with Host Paul Westcott ^ | December 12th | Newt Gingrich(Audio)
    when you're talking about Glenn Beck now he actually, the other day, called you a progressive on FOX Business channel. What do you say to that sort of claim?" Gingrich: "I don't know. It depends on what standard you're using, you know? The fact is I balanced the budget for four consecutive years. And we did so by cutting taxes and increasing employment so people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, they left Medicaid. Who else has that record of achievement? I worked with Reagan in '79, '80. I worked with Reagan...
  • How Freddie Mac Splashed Cash to Halt Regulation (Flashback Newt Gingrich sold out for $300,000)

    10/31/2011 7:23:12 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 8, 2011
    From a hefty lobbying budget to the use of free baseball tickets, Freddie Mac fended off any meaningful regulation in the years before the housing mortgage giant crashed, records obtained by The Associated Press show. Efforts to tighten government regulation were gaining support on Capitol Hill, and Freddie Mac was fighting back. [.....] The records obtained by the AP reflect growing concern within Freddie Mac over a chorus of criticism from Republicans worried that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae had grown too big. The two companies owned or guaranteed over $5 trillion in mortgages. The Bush administration and Federal Reserve...
  • Why Conservatives Should Oppose Efforts To Defund Planned Parenthood (Full Page WSJ ad)

    04/04/2011 7:11:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 122 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal | 4/4/11 | Richard M. Scaife
    "An Open Letter to Fellow Conservatives" The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives--urged on by conservatives opposed to abortion--has voted to defund Planned Parenthood. On this issue, Republicans and conservatives are dead wrong. My grandmother was a friend and supporter of Margaret Sanger, one of America's earliest, most effective advocates of birth control. I met Sanger several times before her death in 1966 and was impressed b y her intellect and her commitment to many issues, not the least of which was enabling every woman to be "the absolute mistress of her own body" as she put it. I didn't agree...
  • Our Manifestly Unserious Republican House Leader

    03/10/2011 12:54:52 AM PST · by DARCPRYNCE · 34 replies
    Renew America ^ | 03/09/2011 | Edward L. Daley
    House Speaker John Boehner is not a serious adult when it comes to addressing the out-of-control federal spending of the Democrat party. That is evident in his proposal to cut a largely inconsequential $61 Billion from the final seven months of this year’s budget.
  • Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair

    03/09/2011 3:13:24 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 140 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/09/11 | Shannon McCaffrey
    ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich says his passion for his country contributed to his marital infidelity. In an interview posted Wednesday by The Christian Broadcasting Network, Gingrich — who recently converted to Catholicism — said he had sought God’s forgiveness for mistakes in his past. “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” Gingrich said. “What I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn’t trapped in situation...
  • 'Huge blow to CPAC': More Big Guns Say Bye (Media Rsearch Center boycotts CPAC)

    01/07/2011 9:40:19 AM PST · by kristinn · 33 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Thursday, January 6, 2011 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    WASHINGTON – Two more big guns of the conservative movement confirmed today they are not participating in the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because of the continued participation of the homosexual activist organization GOProud. The Heritage Foundation, the largest think tank in Washington and not known as part of the religious right, confirmed that it is not taking part in what has been the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the country. Heritage has been an active participant in CPAC every year for the last 10. "We have withdrawn," said Mike Gonzalez, vice president of communications for the Heritage...
  • Latinos Launch 42-City Bus Campaign to Get Out the Vote for Fiorina

    09/25/2010 9:22:17 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 32 replies
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, a leading voice on Latinos and conservatism, announced a 42-city bus tour of California that will span 32 counties and more than 2,500 miles. The tour, which starts on September 27 and runs through October 6, will encourage Latinos to vote their values and support California Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina. "For too long, Latinos have supported candidates who spurn their core values," said Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. "Candidates like Barbara Boxer, an outspoken advocate for abortion who opposes the protection of...
  • Why I Hate the Politics of Hate (More Meghan McCain Stupidity)

    05/10/2010 9:49:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies · 888+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 10, 2010 | Meghan McCain
    Last month I was out shopping with my mother in Phoenix, when a man came up to her and yelled, “Your husband needs to be more conservative!” before storming off. Believe it or not, nothing like this has ever really happened to me before. Sure, there have been times when I’ve been at rallies or speeches and people have made rude comments—that comes with the territory when you are in a public family—but this particular incident felt really shocking and disappointing. It was a direct slap in the face—a sign of how high the level of rancor has gotten that...
  • In response to amnesty stooge Dick Armey

    03/29/2010 11:44:50 AM PDT · by AuntB · 36 replies · 828+ views ^ | Mar. 17, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    I have wonderful, grass-roots friends at Freedomworks. Dick Armey is not one of them. He’s a clueless promoter of bailout-happy, big government Republican Sen. John McCain. And Armey’s a blowhard-y Beltway dinosaur who can’t resist shooting off his mouth and alienating the Tea Party base while criticizing other conservatives of alienation. At the National Press Club to promote the D.C. protest against Demcare, Armey veered off into a liberal platitude-littered rant against conservatives who believe in strict enforcement of our immigration laws. Armey singled out former Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo and bragged about censoring him while they served in the...
  • The Beck Factor at Fox: Staffers say comments taint their work

    03/29/2010 11:06:42 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 204 replies · 4,107+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 15 Mar 2010 | Howard Kurtz
    A handful of advertisers, such as Apple, have abandoned Fox altogether. Network executives say they believe they could charge higher rates if the host were more widely acceptable to advertisers.
  • Conservative manifesto coming soon

    02/12/2010 10:47:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 1,505+ views
    Conservative manifesto coming soon By: Kenneth P. Vogel February 12, 2010 12:54 PM EST With conservatives grappling among themselves for control of their movement — and the Republican Party — a group of more than 80 prominent conservative thinkers are set to unveil their version of a mission statement for the right. What they are calling “the Mount Vernon Statement” in homage to George Washington will be unveiled and signed Wednesday — on the eve of the annual gathering in Washington of the establishment right, the Conservative Political Action Conference. The big names attached to it include former Attorney General...
  • Poll: McCain is leader of GOP (Romney in second place, ahead of Palin) (BARF ALERT)

    01/07/2010 11:51:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 74 replies · 1,641+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-01-06 | Andy Barr
    Sen. John McCain of Arizona is the most influential player in the Republican Party, according to a new Harris Poll out Thursday. Sixty-four percent of the 2,276 adults surveyed nationwide said McCain is influential in steering the direction of the Republican Party, a 14-percentage-point edge over his closest rivals: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and radio host Rush Limbaugh, both of whom were rated as influential by 50 percent all of those polled. Even among just the Republican polled, McCain ran away from the field, getting picked by 68 percent. Only former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was also picked as...
  • Serve, Don’t Dictate: Long-Time Conservative D.C. Insiders Need To Go

    11/19/2009 7:38:22 AM PST · by AJKauf · 14 replies · 631+ views
    PAjamas Media ^ | November 18 | Adam Graham
    In a men’s room in Minneapolis, former Senator Larry Craig indignantly asked an undercover police officer: “Do you know who I am?” The cop didn’t know who Craig was, and many beltway bigshots should learn a lesson from that: time to lose the ego and take a hard look at how little you matter to the American voter. I thought of Craig when reading how Grover Norquist has issued orders to potential Republican presidential candidates. Mike Huckabee is supposed to make sure that Republicans defeat Senator Blanche Lincoln or Arkansas, and Rudy Giuliani needs to run for governor of New...
  • Newt Gingrich warns of 'destructive' GOP primaries (The Rhino Strikes Back)

    11/14/2009 2:04:26 AM PST · by DaveTesla · 361 replies · 8,663+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/13/09 3:45 PM EST | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted disaster for his party if the conservative wing of the GOP continues to field independent candidates to the right of the party’s nominee. “If we get into a cycle where there are tea parties and there are conservative third-party candidates, we will make [Nancy] Pelosi speaker for life,” Gingrich told POLITICO in an interview Thursday, calling the practice “totally destructive.” But Gingrich, who broke with many fellow conservatives by getting behind the liberal Republican who was nominated but ultimately dropped out and backed the Democrat in a New York special congressional election, admitted that...
  • Meghan McCain's Big Bust

    10/15/2009 11:18:44 PM PDT · by UltraConservative · 43 replies · 3,707+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 16, 2009 | Ben Shapiro
    Rule No. 1 for Being Taken Seriously: Don't post pictures of yourself on the Internet that are not safe for work (NSFW). Rule No. 2 for Being Taken Seriously: Don't whine and cry when people criticize you for posting NSFW photos. Meghan McCain doesn't know either one of these rules. But then, Meghan McCain doesn't know much of anything. McCain is obviously not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. This is a woman who, while appearing on Bill Maher's show, explained that she knew nothing about Ronald Reagan because "I wasn't born yet." (Paul Begala, no intellectual titan himself, quickly...
  • Could and Shoulda....Where do "Fredheads" go now?

    08/24/2009 12:38:35 PM PDT · by brewferr · 67 replies · 3,221+ views ^ | 8/24/2009 | Brewferr
    So here we were in 2007 worrying about who would take the Reagan "mantle of conservatism" forward. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and others were already in the race to become the next GOP nominee for president. And you know what? Conservatives were freaking out! Was this really the crop we had to choose from? None of these guys, with the exception of maybe Duncan Hunter or to an extent Ron Paul, really understood what conservatism was. Then a grassroots draft campaign was initiated to bring someone into the race that really understood...
  • Obama to be prayer day no-show

    05/06/2009 3:35:00 AM PDT · by Scanian · 86 replies · 5,074+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 6, 2009 | Julia Duin
    President Obama is distancing himself from the National Day of Prayer by nixing a formal early morning service and not attending a large Catholic prayer breakfast the next morning. All Mr. Obama will do for the National Day of Prayer, which is Thursday, is sign a proclamation honoring the day, which originated in 1952 when Congress set aside the first Thursday in May for the observance. For the past eight years, President George W. Bush invited selected Christian and Jewish leaders to the White House East Room, where he typically would give a short speech and several leaders offered prayers....
  • Top 10 Senate RINOs

    03/11/2009 5:54:29 AM PDT · by kellynla · 51 replies · 1,900+ views ^ | 03/11/2009 | staff
    As part of HUMAN EVENTS ongoing campaign against Republicans in name only (RINOs) we have compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Liberal Republican Senators based on the American Conservative Union Ratings for 2008 (110th Congress, second session. The ratings all compare rather unfavorably with that of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), chairman of the Repubican Steering Committee. Sen. DeMint’s score was a perfect 100) On the conservative scale, the ten lowest-scoring senators are: 1. Olympia Snowe, Maine: (ACU Rating: 12) (Only one point higher than liberal Democrat Hillary Clinton who the ACU scored an 11, and an astonishing 4...
  • Colin Powell Slams Rush Limbaugh

    12/12/2008 8:48:35 AM PST · by lewisglad · 66 replies · 2,100+ views
    Gawker Media ^ | 11:37 PM on Thu Dec 11 2008 | Ryan Tate
    As usual, Colin Powell is the first to say what other prominent Republicans are only thinking: The eloquent endorser of Barack Obama now warns that conservative media linchpin Rush Limbaugh is destroying the movement. In a CNN interview to air Sunday, Powell first said the GOP should reach out to minorities (WTF??) without using "dogma" (GONE ROGUE!). Then he told Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity (implicitly) and Rush Limbaugh (directly!) to just please stop talking: I think the party has to stop shouting at the world and at the country. I think that the party has to take a hard...
  • Why some conservatives are backing Obama. Meet the Obamacons.

    07/06/2008 9:18:40 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 128 replies · 200+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 6, 2008 | Carolyn Lockhead
    The "Obamacans" that Sen. Barack Obama used to joke about - Republican apostates who whispered their support for his candidacy - have morphed into a new phenomenon, or syndrome, as detractors like to call it: the Obamacons. These are conservatives who have publicly endorsed the presumptive Democratic nominee, dissidents from the brain trust of think tanks, ex-officials and policy magazines that have fueled the Republican Party since the 1960s. Scratch the surface of this elite, and one finds a profound dismay that is far more damaging to the GOP than the usual 10 percent of registered Republicans expected to switch...
  • Bush Becoming a Catholic?

    06/16/2008 6:16:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 152 replies · 386+ views ^ | June 16, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    President Bush may follow in the footsteps of his brother Jeb and convert to Catholicism, several European papers are reporting. In the wake of the president’s visit to see Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, Italian newspapers, citing Vatican sources, said Bush was open to the idea of converting to Catholicism. The Italian newspaper Il Foglio referred to such talk about Bush’s possible conversion and stated that “anything is possible, especially for someone reborn like Bush.” Noting that Tony Blair converted to Catholicism after leaving office as Britain’s prime minister last year, the paper also stated that “if anything happens,...
  • The Conservative Case for Universal Health Care

    12/12/2007 10:48:04 AM PST · by ChurtleDawg · 218 replies · 1,008+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Dec. 12, 2007 | Randall Hoven
    I am a small-government conservative/libertarian and have hated the concept of socialized medicine almost all my life. But now, I could live with universal health coverage in the U.S.. Here's why. We now have the worst of both worlds: we are paying for universal health coverage, but not getting it. In fact, we pay more for health care in taxes than countries that provide universal coverage. Then we pay more than that amount again in private coverage. Additionally, what we have now in the U.S. is nowhere near a free market in health care. Defending the status quo is not...
  • Republican Paul enters 2008 White House race

    03/17/2007 7:23:34 AM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 142 replies · 1,155+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 12, 2008 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ron Paul (news, bio, voting record), a nine-term congressman from Texas and a former Libertarian Party candidate for the White House, said on Monday he would seek the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.