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  • Why Do Most Jews Stay with Obama? Obama’s "Progressive" dream will be their nightmare.

    08/12/2014 5:33:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/12/2014 | Arnold Steinberg
    It was implausible to me that Barack Obama never knew Rev. Jeremiah Wright hated Jews. At best, Obama made a deal with this anti-Semitic racist, who helped Obama launch his political career.Still, back in 2008, Jews — displaying the cognitive dissonance of a captive Democratic voter bloc — gave Obama the benefit of the doubt for the same reason most Jews continue to support him: he’s (half) black. Jews favor underdogs and victims (though really, Obama is neither). As many Jews assimilated into America over the last century, some downplayed their Jewish identity — changing names, intermarrying and, most...
  • The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies

    08/08/2014 4:28:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-7-2014 | Eric Owens
    College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos . Some of these schools are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful.Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain. You have been warned. Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia is a leftist hothouse full of wealthy white kids. In February, Swarthmore sophomore Erin Ching criticized her school for allowing a conservative — Christian thinker Robert George — to speak on campus. “What really...
  • Exclusive:Sarah Palin Gives Conservative Response To Elizabeth Warren'S Progressive Commandments

    08/07/2014 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    breitart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a "commonsense conservative" response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) progressive commandments on her SarahPalinChannel. Long before Warren and Republican Dave Brat, Palin was attacking the bipartisan permanent political class and their embrace of crony capitalism. That is why Palin has always appealed to Reagan Democrats and independents fed up with both parties. After Palin's landmark 2011 speech in Indianola, Iowa, Republicans who enabled the cronyism associated with George W. Bush and the GOP-controlled Senate were forced to slowly combat it. So it is only fitting that after Warren introduced her 11 progressive commandments at...
  • Inside “Gamechanger Salon,” The Left’s Action Network

    08/06/2014 11:40:12 AM PDT · by kcvl · 27 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 4, 2014 | Nathan Schacht and briansikma
    An extensive membership list and a calendar of events offer insight into a leftwing network first revealed by Media Trackers last week. Gamechanger Salon is a members-only Google group run by Billy Wimsatt for forward thinking and top-level political activists on the Left. Members of the group include senior level political hands at NARAL, the SEIU, the AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood, among dozens of other groups. Media Trackers first uncovered the network in records obtained through an open records request filed with a University of Wisconsin professor. The membership list released today is far more detailed than the list released...
  • 1,000-member secretive progressive journalist group uncovered

    08/06/2014 11:13:18 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A prominent CNN commentator, the top two political reporters for The Huffington Post, a Reuters reporter, the editor of The Nation magazine, a producer for Al Jazeera America television, a U.S. News & World Report columnist, and approximately two dozen Huffington Post contributors are among the more than 1,000 members of Gamechanger Salon. top secretFounded by leftwing activist Billy Wimsatt, the group is a secretive digital gathering of writers, opinion leaders, activists and political hands who share information, ideas and strategy via a closed Google group.
  • A Brief History Of Mental Illness

    07/30/2014 12:40:46 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Bill Whittle
    In this searing and personal Firewall, Bill Whittle talks about his Brief History of Mental Illness, how he managed to avoid going Full Progressive, the famous author who helped bring him back to sanity, and asks the fundamental question: "What if I'm wrong?"
  • Goat head rage....

    07/24/2014 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 11 replies
    Me | July 24, 2014 | Self
    I was driving through northern Illinois last night listening to a call-in program on WGN in Chicago. People were calling in all upset about the goat's head sent to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts at Wrigley Field. Some guy called in from Indiana and said, "Why are you all so upset because someone sent a goat's head to Wrigley Field? Aren't you the guys that sent a horse's ass to the White House?" I almost ran off the road!
  • Feds Spending $10 Million to Build Robot Companions for Children

    07/23/2014 11:02:56 PM PDT · by Crim · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Science Foundation has committed $10 million to build robots that will act as “personal trainers” for children, in an effort to influence their behavior and eating habits. The government has spent $2.15 million so far for the five-year project, which is being led by Yale University. The project, “Robots Helping Kids,” will ultimately “deploy” robots into homes and schools to teach English as a second language, and encourage kids to exercise.
  • Vanity: To repeal every political and policy of the Obama Administration on EVERY issue!

    07/21/2014 7:33:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 13 replies
    Vanity/JSDude1 | 07/21/2014 | JSDude1
    Vanity: It should be the policy goals of every elected Republican official (in the whole nation) to overturn/repeal every political and policy of the Obama Administration on EVERY issue! Not really a message, than a declaratory statement. Just wanted to REMIND everyone that WE DO NOT need to compromise with the Obama Administration in ANY way. We do not need to acquiesce to the idea that "this is the way it is" (in regard) to the "change" that Obama has instituted in this great nation. WE NEED TO REVERSE each and EVERY ONE of his actions, on EVERY ISSUE and...
  • Weekend Must-Read: Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/21/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-21-2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • What Is a Progressive

    07/14/2014 6:04:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 19, 2011 | John C. Goodman
    When is the last time you heard a liberal describe himself as a "liberal"? It’s probably been a long time. These days, those on the left are more likely to call themselves "progressives." Writing in The New York Times, Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs said there have been two progressive eras — one in the early 20th century and the second under Franklin Roosevelt. He called on modern liberals to usher in a third era. But what exactly is "progressivism"? To many people, the term "Progressive Era" evokes fond caricatures of Teddy Roosevelt and such reforms as safe food, the...
  • Putting Constitutional Lipstick on a Progressive Pig

    07/08/2014 12:08:18 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/8/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    As John Adams wrote: “It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.” Progressive disavowal of the former and laxity on upholding the latter demonstrate that they are ill suited to lay claim to a free constitution governing a free people.
  • Liberal privilege and the lies of the left

    06/23/2014 11:38:13 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | 6-16-2014 | Melvyn L. Fein
    One of the current liberal cliches tells us “whites” are privileged. The color of their skin evidently bestows benefits others do not receive. They are therefore supposed to be grateful and defer to those who are less fortunate. But in what does this “privilege” consist? Yes, whites have not been discriminated against the way African-Americans have. They have not been denied jobs or forced to drink from separate fountains because of the pigmentation of their epidermis. This is surely an advantage — but how big an advantage? Charges of white privilege make it sound as if every Caucasian is automatically...
  • George H.W. Bush Marks 90th Birthday by Jumping Out of Helicopter

    06/12/2014 11:43:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WJLA ^ | 6/12/14
    Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he didn't let that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday. Continue reading Former President George H.W. Bush, left, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, lands on the lawn at St. Anne's Episcopal Church after making a tandem parachute jump near Bush's summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. More on this story "It's a wonderful day in Maine - in fact, nice...
  • Ball Busting PSA (Video only)

    06/09/2014 9:40:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6-9-2014 | College Humor
    Stand up and unite against the busting of chops. Some adult language.
  • Dem to Hispanic Republican: 'We Need to Send Her Back to Wherever She Really Came From'

    05/30/2014 6:04:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8:14 AM, May 30, 2014 | Daniel Harper
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber of New Mexico says of his likely political opponent, Republican governor Susana Martinez, that "We need to send her back to wherever she really came from." Watch here"So I’m asking you for your help, we need to make Susana Martinez a one-term governor. We need to send her back to wherever she really came from," says Webber in a video obtained by The Weekly Standard. "I suspect it’s Texas. And that would be good for Texas and that would be good for New Mexico." Martinez, who is up for reelection this year, is a Hispanic...
  • Wolfeboro Police Commissioner uses the N-Word

    05/17/2014 10:16:09 AM PDT · by First Authority · 29 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | May 16, 2014 | LARISSA MULKERN
    WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Police Department’s dispatchers and the town manager’s office have fielded hundreds of phone calls and emails from as far as Alaska and Canada, reacting to reports of a police commissioner’s racist comment overheard in a restaurant. Wolfeboro officials, do not understand that the police commission is a separate, elected board and not made up of sworn police officers. To clarify any murkiness, Wolfeboro Police Chief Stuart Chase held a press conference Friday afternoon, the day after hundreds of people turned out to protest Commissioner Bob Copeland’s racial slur brought to light by local resident Jane O’Toole,...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report /Hannity face regulation --- like PACs

    05/07/2014 9:40:03 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/7/2014 | Paul Bedard
    Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview. “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense...
  • The Suffocating Neo-Puritanism of 'Progressive' America

    05/02/2014 1:01:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2014 | Jack Cashill
    Alexandra Pelosi’s HBO documentary Fall to Grace tracks the evolution of New Jersey’s disgraced, self-dubbed “gay-American,” former governor, Jim McGreevey. In one passing scene, McGreevey enters a church ostensibly more welcoming than the judgmental Catholic Church of his childhood. The message board on the church front reads -- and this is a close paraphrase -- “Lord help us overcome the sins of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.” Had the message board been bigger, the good pastor might have added nativism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. In a postmodern world that prides itself on “non-judgmentalism,” these have emerged as the seven new deadly...
  • Progressives hate government by, of and for the people

    The progressives want us disarmed of any effective means to resist their will and absolute mastery over us. The separation of powers, first, second, fourth, and tenth amendments are being nullified by people so conceited that they grant themselves rights that they deny the rest of us based on their certain knowledge of their own infallibility. The argument is the same one employed by every despot in history to justify totalitarian government
  • Stagnative Thinking

    04/30/2014 11:20:24 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies
    Urban Dictionary ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Stagnative --- an individual who is opposed to any change, improvement or advancement simply because it was originally presented by an opposing political party, source or ideology an individual who's only opinion on a subject is to reject the opinion being presented an individual who does not have a direction but is sure that the one being suggested is wrong an individual who offers only criticisms, not solutions an intellectual Luddite "Why is Joe so dead set against health care reform? I thought he was going bankrupt from all his hospital bills." "Oh, well, its unfortunate, but he's a Stagnative."...
  • Does Progressive atheism drive the hostility to guns and self-defense?

    04/21/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-20-2014 | Bookworm
    Mike McDaniel is one of the best and most knowledgeable thinkers and writers when it comes to guns and the Second Amendment. That's why it's worth sitting up and taking notice when he revisits one of his own posts to discuss reader objections. I'll run you through what Mike has to say and then tell you why I agree with him. This is a long post, but I hope it's engaging enough to sustain your interest all the way through, so that you'll take the time to weigh in with your own opinions.It all started with a post entitled "Why...
  • The progressive pedigree

    04/21/2014 5:40:16 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/21/2014 | Steve Berman
    The entire article is published here. I would appreciate if you can click the link to my blog (which opens in a new tab) to allow me to measure interest. I run no ads, and I make no money on this. Political correctness is increasingly morphing into a more hideous monster hiding just beneath the surface.  Fully abandoning the decades-old dream of a classless society, the Left is embracing its opposite:  a caste system, complete with pedigrees, credentials, and the benefits of membership in the ruling caste.  Of course, this caste system places the progressive elite at the top, as...
  • What the Left Did Last Week

    04/15/2014 2:12:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-15-2014 | Dennis Prager
    In his column last week, Charles Krauthammer crossed a line. He declared the American left totalitarian. He is correct. Totalitarianism is written into the left's DNA. Krauthammer wrote about a left-wing petition "bearing more than 110,000 signatures delivered to the [Washington] Post demanding a ban on any article questioning global warming." He concluded: "I was gratified by the show of intolerance because it perfectly illustrated my argument that the left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation -- no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. The proper...
  • Communism & progressivism

    04/13/2014 5:42:59 PM PDT · by crazylibertarian · 10 replies
    April 13, 2014 | Roderick T. Beaman
    A progressive talk show host this past week did a partial review of Karl Marx’s ten recommendations to establish communist society. He discussed the abolition of rights of inheritance, not completely dismissing it. He also discussed the progressive income tax which he endorsed; of course no self-respecting progressive would ever disagree with that. It is a cornerstone of progressivism. The analog would be that when you go to the grocer’s. The check out clerk would ask for your income statement before determining the charges. He did admit that Marx wanted to destroy all rights of property; mighty charitable of him....
  • RAND PAUL TO CALIFORNIA REPUBLICANS: EVOLVE, ADAPT, OR DIE

    04/06/2014 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 308 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014 | GOP-e Sen. Rand Paul
    Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of individual freedom and freedom from government interference. Initially, I received criticism from political pundits for speaking to non-traditional audiences. I was told it was a waste of time to reach out to these audiences, specifically students from both Howard University and University of California, Berkeley. My response is this: I have never been one to watch the world go by...
  • You Can’t Spell “Progressive” without an “S.S.”

    04/05/2014 9:32:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2014 | Tim Dunkin
    Sinclair Lewis was wrong—when fascism came to America, it was actually wrapped in a rainbow flag and wearing an ascot. How else can one describe the ongoing left-wing commitment to the stamping out of free speech, whenever that speech contradicts the gay agenda, as well as other parts of the “progressive” platform? With the resignation of newly minted Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, the “progressive” Left, especially its social wing, has once again shown itself to be the enforcers a political correctness in speech and thought that ought to be chilling to any person who actually cares about individual liberty. It’s...
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN 5) – KeyWiki Progressive/Marxist Profiles

    03/25/2014 4:40:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.trevorloudon.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    Catch award-winning, acclaimed author, Trevor Loudon with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV March 26th at 5:00 PM EST KeyWiki.org Page: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Keith_Ellison Election Facts for 2014: • Party – Democrat • State – Minnesota • Location – Minnesota 5 • First Elected – 2006 • Candidates in 2014: Keith Ellison – D – Incumbent Undeclared No Declared Opposition Listed Keith Maurice Ellison is a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th District of Minnesota. He is also a Co-Chair on the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and of the...
  • Zero Tolerance, Evil Objects, and the Psychosis of the Left

    03/19/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-19-2014 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    Indeed, in the example of guns, they expressly believe that some firearms possess quantifiably greater evil than others, depending entirely on their appearance, despite being lifeless objects. An equivalent belief would be that a paring knife is certainly evil, but a carving knife is purely demonic. To a rational person, such an unhinged thought process more than merely hints at lunacy. Inanimate objects do not possess inherent evil. It can’t be built in, absorbed or grown inside a gun. In fact, the only things on Earth that have that ability are people. And yet, despite living in a world defined...
  • Making Sense of an Apparently Senseless Foreign Policy

    03/07/2014 7:29:23 AM PST · by Tugo · 11 replies
    Michael's Blog ^ | March 7, 2014 | Michael Youssef, Phd
    A segment of the American public must be yelling expletives whenever the results of our apparently incoherent foreign policy show up on their TV screens. Many can only react to our dealings with Syria, Iran, Libya, Israel, and now Russia with bewilderment and anger. The news outlets that are balanced keep replaying the words of Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, four years apart, predicting Russia’s intentions toward Ukraine. Watching those statements leaves us baffled as to why the mainstream media lampooned them when they accurately and perceptively anticipated Russia’s deviant move. But let me explain what’s going on. It does...
  • Mike Huckabee to Common Core Creators: Rebrand, Don't Retreat

    02/21/2014 1:38:51 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 1, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Though former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told his Fox News Channel audience in early December he was no longer supporting the Common Core standards for which he had avidly campaigned, his message to one of the groups that created the standards was different.According to The Washington Post, at a recent meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the organizations that created the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Huckabee urged state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it has become “toxic.” As the Post indicates, however, Huckabee still intends to support...
  • ‘Progressivism’: the greatest source of death and terror in the twentieth century

    02/16/2014 8:19:03 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 14, 2014 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    George Orwell Margaret Sanger Hilary Clinton Very prominent "progressive " Catholic theologian Hans Kung Editor's Note: The terms "progressive" and "progressivism" are being widely used in the secular and religious worlds. Most people hearing these words have no idea of their manipulative context and what many who use them actually intend them to mean. "Progressivism" has a political/historical background that must be understood by pro-life, pro-family people and people of faith in order to prevent them from falling prey to its dangerous agendas. We asked George Neumayr to write this instructive piece for the benefit of all LifeSiteNews readers. After...
  • Meet the 99.999999 Percent: They’re worried about jobs and growth, not inequality.

    02/10/2014 8:46:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/10/2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Forget about the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. It’s really more like the 0.000001 percent versus everybody else. A tiny group — mostly comprising the Obama White House, a bunch of Washington Democrats, progressive economists, and the media elite — continues to fixate on income inequality as America’s greatest challenge. Most everybody else, the 99.999999 percent, sees things differently. Surveys continue to show Americans most worried about jobs and economic growth, not the income gap between the top and bottom. It’s a rational view given new employment data from the government. The January jobs report showed only 113,000 net...
  • You Can’t Save the World

    02/01/2014 4:41:40 PM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 1-31-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For only ten dollars a day or a month you can feed all the starving children in Africa. For only the price of a cup of coffee a year, you can make sure that no one in Kansas City ever goes hungry again. For just a third of your paycheck, you can subsidize a vast bureaucracy that will conduct studies on the best way to save the world and then come up with proposals that will only cost you half your paycheck. This misplaced philanthropic confidence is the idiot stepchild of a free enterprise society where anything can be accomplished...
  • The Liberal Hate for Duck Dynasty

    01/28/2014 5:16:43 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 6 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | RightWingPatriot
    For a group that proclaims loudly that they're the only tolerant group, ideologically speaking, it seems that progressive liberals are obsessed with hate. They viciously go after any group or individual that does not adhere to the groupthink that liberals adhere to. This bellicose attitude is easily seen at how vicious the progressive left goes after the Duck Dynasty tv show on A&E. If you were a sane person, you would wonder at the level of vitriol and venom spewed towards the show. After all, liberals know that nobody listens to the opinions of rednecks and hillbillies. Yet the hate...
  • Gay Marriages Interrupt Grammys' Universal Reach

    01/26/2014 9:50:52 PM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 1-26-2014 | Christian Toto
    While the Oscars routinely go political and the VMAs pull out all the shock stops, the annual Grammys telecast eschews overtly dividing moments. Assuming you don't mind musical genre mashups worth rubbernecking over. Tonight, LL Cool J emceed another Grammys telecast aimed at the widest audience possible until rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sang Same Love while 33 couples--both straight and gay--got married. "This song is a love song not for some of us, but for all of us," said Queen Latifah who officiated the live wedding in front of a church-like setting complete a gospel choir. "Strip away the...
  • AARP: One More Big Brother?

    01/22/2014 11:02:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-22-2014 | Patty Ellis
    Now that ObamaCare is having an enormously detrimental effect on the health care seniors can expect, it is most assuredly time for us to give credit where credit is due. The role our devoted AARP has played in this national fiasco is without question. From that same article... "What motivated AARP, given its membership of 37 million people 50 years old and older was clearly opposed to ObamaCare? The answer appears to be: pure ideology." Ideology, indeed. In breathless anticipation of an unrealistic nirvana some wacky professor opened their childish eyes to many moons ago, these radicals sworn to "fundamentally...
  • Wendy Davis’ ex-husband: “They’ve asked me not to talk to reporters”

    01/20/2014 4:12:57 PM PST · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-20-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    But he didn’t listen to the campaign, and the result is the implosion of Wendy Davis’ personal and political narratives Wendy Davis, the progressive movement’s Texas darling because of her pro-late term abortion filibuster, is withering under revelations that much of her narrative of struggle and financial hardship is misleading at best, fabricated at worst. The wagons are being circled around her with claims of a War on Women and sexism … all because the truth has come out via an interview with her husband by the Dallas Morning News, and other investigation. There even are accusations by Texas Democratic...
  • When Beliefs are Non-Falsifiable and Infallible

    01/09/2014 10:08:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-5-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    credit: calguns.net Dealing as I do in the fetid fever swamp of politics, I often confront ideologues, people who are absolutely convinced of the supremacy and rightness of their position, no matter what.  My favorite Bookworm recently wrote an informative article on this very subject, via the gun control debate.  If you’ve not read her work, it’s surely worth your time, particularly so because while she still lives in California–Marin particularly–she is a recovering Progressive (she’s recovering nicely, thank you).My former Confederate Yankee co-blogger, Bob Owens, incorporated this observation into the CY masthead: Because liberalism is a persistent vegetative state....
  • Chris Christie Fires 'Stupid' and 'Deceitful' Staffer, Apologizes to New Jersey

    01/09/2014 11:37:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    US News ^ | 01/09/2014 | REBEKAH METZLER
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was unequivocal in his condemnation of the actions taken by some of his staffers last fall to exact political retribution by closing George Washington Bridge traffic lanes and causing major backups, but he continued to deny any prior knowledge of the plot in a press conference Thursday. Christie began by apologizing to the people of Fort Lee and New Jersey, and said he would be traveling to Fort Lee later Thursday to repeat his sentiment directly to the most affected community. "I am embarrassed and humiliated by the conduct of some of the people on...
  • KNOW YOUR ENEMY: MoveOn.org Director Presents (Relentlessly) Progressive Agenda for 2014...

    01/07/2014 2:22:47 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Good to know what powerful far-left loons like Ann Galland -executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action- are up to... I assume they're moving to become more underhanded and disingenuous than ever heading into this vital election year of 2014, seeing as the Obama record has destroyed every feasible argument -and broken every promise- the progs ever had... Ms (insert militant feminist fist here) Galland delivered a rambling 2014 manifesto on CSPAN last weekend, where she laid-out plans that betray what part of our society the left will be laying-waste to this year- if we let them.  It really shows you what a...
  • Conrad Black: What would Woodrow Wilson say?

    01/05/2014 9:08:24 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 61 replies
    National Post ^ | January 4, 2014 | Conrad Black
    Woodrow Wilson is widely disparaged as an ineffectual dreamer. But as A. Scott Berg’s newly published biography of the 28th President of the United States (excerpted recently on these pages) makes clear, Wilson was in fact an exceptional leader. He founded the Federal Reserve, enacted the Clayton Antitrust Act, reduced tariffs, and tried admirably to veto the lunacy of Prohibition. He is rivaled only by Thomas Jefferson, and perhaps John Quincy Adams, as the greatest intellect ever to occupy the White House. He composed his own speeches and delivered them ex tempore — often with overpowering eloquence. More important, Wilson...
  • The resurgent progressives

    01/02/2014 3:43:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    The reemergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014. Moderates, don’t be alarmed. The return of a viable, vocal left will actually be good news for the political center. For a long time, the American conversation has been terribly distorted because an active, uncompromising political right has not had to face a comparably influential left. As a result, our entire debate has been dragged in a conservative direction, meaning that the center has been pulled that way, too.
  • Organizing for Action contest rules show inconsistency of progressive principles

    12/29/2013 10:43:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    examiner ^ | 12/29/13
    “Friend,” a Saturday email from Organizing for Action National Organizing Director Sara El-Amine began. “You're going to want to go to this party.” OFA is the successor to Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and Organizing for America, which itself “evolved” from the 2008 Obama for America campaign. So why are they calling me “friend”? Probably for the same reason that old fraud John McCain does. They want money. But why are they writing to me for it? I keep myself on email lists, not just from the RNC and DNC, but from all kinds of groups I like to keep...
  • Huckabee Promotes GOP-E, Demeans Conservatives

    12/29/2013 5:41:11 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    Vanity | 29 Dec 13 | Xzins
    I've noticed for a while now that Huckabee has picked up the meme of the GOP-E that conservatives are injuring the Republican Party. That was the point of liberal Scot Brown on his show this week...normalizing a liberal. I've also noticed a few articles saying the Hucklebug is again interested in running for office. This probably means that Huck knows where the moneyed cronies are and has to curry favor with them. I've watched, and I always come away with the impression that the huckleberry points the finger at conservatives, at those who would primary the GOP establishment turncoats, and...
  • The Internet Arguing Checklist

    12/27/2013 5:08:42 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Monster Hunter Nation ^ | 9-20-2013 | Larry Correia
    Do you ever find yourself arguing with liberals on the internet? Are you tired of people telling you about how awesome free healthcare is for the economy? Or how you should just shut up and pay your fair share because crack whores need iPhones too? Or how we should ban the super ultra-deadly assault rifle AR-15 shotgun Glock? Or been asked why do you hate old people, you cismale gendernormative fascist, hatey-McHaterton-hatey-hate-hatemongering racist? Have you grown frustrated because arguing with the willfully ignorant is like repeatedly punching a really dumb cactus? Well, I’ve prepared a handy checklist so you can...
  • BEEP, BEEP, BEEP.. NATIONAL EMERGENCY!.. NUCLEAR LIBERALISM.. EMINENT

    12/10/2013 2:47:07 PM PST · by carlo3b · 25 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Dec. 10 2013 | Carlo3b
    BEEP, BEEP, BEEP.. NATIONAL EMERGENCY!.. NUCLEAR LIBERALISM.. EMINENT With the economy at a DEFCON 3 STATUS, neither our elected Representatives, nor the American electorate, appear to be justifiably ALARMED, or unaware, unprepared, or just unwilling, to pull us back from the brink.. I, as an adult, and a patriot, refuse to believe any intelligent citizen, would willingly allow our National decline without at least an effort to recover.. No matter the cause, or the origin of the problems, which are no longer debatable, the evidence is overwhelming that our Nation is in dire straits, and heading for a cliff.. One...
  • Ace of Spades' Talking Points for Talking With Your Obnoxious Progressive Family Members About

    11/26/2013 9:50:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    ace of spades ^ | 11/26/13 | ace
    1. Hey remember when you said that Obamacare was going to work great, and then, when people asked you how it actually worked, you sort of implied they were stupid for not knowing, and yet you never provided any evidence that you had any idea of how it was supposed to work yourself? Yeah, you were wrong to do that. 2. Remember when you called me crazy for saying Obama wanted to "spread the wealth around," based on not a scrap of evidence except for Obama himself saying he wanted to spread the wealth around? Yeah, there's a NYT article...
  • Libertarian Larry Elder tells Bill Maher to stop calling himself a Libertarian

    11/17/2013 8:21:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 17, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Libertarian Larry Elder tells Bill Maher to stop calling himself a Libertarian
  • Recall: Governor Hickenlooper (Colorado)

    11/13/2013 12:41:23 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Tancredo for Governor ^ | 11/13/13 | Tancredo for Governor
    I received this in my inbox (email) and I don't know if it is possible to actually recall this governor, or if this is just campaign solicitation BUT if possible surely you all can try to recall your horrible Gov? (Disclaimer: I don't live in Colorado, but have family there)!~