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  • A Note to the Republican Elite (vanity)

    09/01/2015 8:35:21 PM PDT · by BobL · 42 replies
    (none) | Sept. 1, 2015 | (self)
    Hello Karl Rove and people that think like him and write columns telling us that we're "low information", "idiots", "crazies", "idol worshipers", and otherwise uninformed because we support Trump. To start with, I don't know the numbers, but I suspect that most people on this site are like me and have closely followed politics FOR DECADES and therefore can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the Republican ruling class. Maybe other sites, like Yahoo or whatever, are filled with "low information voters", but NOT THIS SITE. So I could spend an hours (or days, or months) parsing just about every line...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • I Like Donald Trump. I REALLY do. But...

    08/29/2015 9:18:10 AM PDT · by cuban leaf · 352 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/29/2015 | Self
    Though this is a vanity, I have linked to the foundational source of my point. I REALLY like what the Trump is saying. I like his attitude, I lake his effectively destroying PC and his takedown of the MSM. I like seeing all the liberal and GOPe heads exploding. I especially like him running a screen for Cruz. But I would be very concerned about a Trump presidency. If you look at his stances in the past and some that are current and couple that with is personality, attitude and MO, and imagine him as the "strong man" in the...
  • Donald Trump’s polling no longer looks like a bubble set to burst

    08/28/2015 11:25:52 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 63 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 28 at 1:50 PM | Philip Bump
    We noted early this month that Donald Trump's lead in the polling emerged quickly and ferociously — but that it was hardly unprecedented. In the 2012 cycle, both Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich saw similar surges into the lead, only to watch those leads recede just as rapidly a few weeks later. When we looked at this a few weeks ago, the comparison looked like this: Trump, like Perry and Gingrich, topped out at a bit above a 10-percentage-point lead. But then that lead held. Here's what that graph looks like now: We've increased the scale, because we wanted to...
  • Donald Trump trounces GOP field, Biden leads general election match-ups (Quinnipiac)

    08/27/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | August 27, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Quinnipiac University poll, released Thursday, also shows Donald Trump smashing the GOP presidential competition garnering 28% support from registered Republican voters in the 17-member field. The real estate mogul's closest competitor is retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who tallies 12%. Just 7% said they would vote for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a record low since November 2013. Those results show just how far both Trump -- now the Republican front-runner -- and Bush -- the old one -- have come. Bush led national polls for much of the first half of 2015, but was quickly dislodged by Trump, after...
  • RONALD REAGAN: A Time for Choosing (AKA "The Speech")

    08/27/2015 9:37:01 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    american rhetoric dot com ^ | Oct 27, 1964 | by far, best prez in our lifetime
    NOTE: the site also has the audio Program Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, we take pride in presenting a thoughtful address by Ronald Reagan. Mr. Reagan: Reagan: Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn't been provided with a script. As a matter of fact, I have been permitted to choose my own words and discuss my own ideas regarding the choice that we face in the next few weeks. I have spent most of my life as a Democrat. I recently have seen fit...
  • Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Poll at Caucuses (GOPe strikes back?)

    08/26/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/25/2015 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The state party's executive committee voted Friday to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party's March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The vote was unanimous and drew little attention until it was reported by The Denver Post on Tuesday. State GOP Chairman Steve House said the change was made in response to a new Republican National Committee rule that would have made the presidential preference poll binding. The executive committee decided that would bring too much formality to the caucuses, which have drawn criticism in the past for being...
  • Is Ted Cruz the new frontrunner for the nomination?

    08/24/2015 1:56:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | AllahPundit
    Ben Domenech sent a flutter through conservative Twitter this weekend with this tweet. Ted Cruz, the great tea-party hope, a favorite for the nomination?I think he’s right. Likeliest Republican nominee as of today: @tedcruz.— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 22, 2015 Why does Cruz look like a frontrunner now when he didn’t two months ago? Mainly, I think, because the “electable” candidates have all looked weaker than expected, and not just vis-a-vis Trump. It’s been fully eight months since Jeb Bush announced his exploratory committee and still no one’s excited. He comes off like a less charismatic, more centrist Mitt...
  • Speaking of National Socialism

    08/24/2015 8:56:20 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 4 replies
    08/14/2015 | MikeSteelBe
    I had a big cup coffee after my energy drink this morning. This is what spewed out fingers while engaged in cultural warfare with the media weapons at hand.
  • There Are More Republicans in Federal Government Than You Might Think

    08/16/2015 3:11:54 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 13 replies
    Government Executive ^ | August 14, 2015 | Eric Katz
    Given the proclivity of Republican politicians to deride the federal government and the bureaucrats that fill its ranks, it stands to reason Democrats would be more likely to seek out Uncle Sam for employment. And that is true. But only barely. In a recent survey conducted by Government Business Council, the research arm of Government Executive Media Group, 44 percent of respondents identified as Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents, while 40 percent identified as Republicans or Republican-leaning independents. The remaining respondents were undecided or did not identify with either party, though a plurality of them said they were “conservatives.” Top-level management...
  • The 2016 Election Is Bigger Than Trump

    08/10/2015 2:33:54 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 32 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 08/10/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Spencer Roane once wrote that, “Time indeed changes manners and notions, and so far we must expect institutions to bend to them. But time produces also corruption of principles, and against this it is the duty of good citizens to be ever on the watch, and if the gangrene is to prevail at last, let the day be kept off as long as possible.” That day has arrived within the republican party. Watching events unfold following Thursday’s GOP debate, the distinction has never been clearer between those who represent the establishment and those who...
  • Trump Still Leads in Iowa; Fiorina on Fire; Paul Tanking

    08/10/2015 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Will88 · 93 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field in the state even after a weekend of controversy. He's at 19% to 12% for Ben Carson and Scott Walker, 11% for Jeb Bush, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 9% for Ted Cruz, and 6% for Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio. The other 9 candidates are all clustered between 3% and having no support at all (George Pataki)- John Kasich and Rand Paul are at 3%, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum at 2%, Chris Christie at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, and Pataki all...
  • Takeaways from the Fox News Big Ten Debate

    08/10/2015 6:29:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    Attending a debate-watching party in Torrance, CA -- the swing of swing districts, for as Torrance goes, so goes the country -- I watched the Fox News Big Ten Debate live and confrontational. Forget football. For a real full-contact sport, watch a lively Republican presidential debate. Friends of mine who don’t dabble in politics (or sports) looked forward to this forum of A+ contenders rumbling for the spotlight, votes, and the nomination. It was about more than about watching “The Donald,” since the local paper has been covering him constantly (he owns a golf resort in Rancho Palos Verdes). Looking...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • Who Won the Republican Debate? The Pro-Life Movement, and the Next Baby it Saves

    08/08/2015 5:12:13 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 7, 2015 | JASON JONES & JOHN ZMIRAK
    A skilled surgeon needs a scalpel, but killers can get by with cudgels. That is because it’s a whole lot easier to smash a skull than to separate conjoined twins. America’s abortion status quo is corrupt and callous, a regime of highly organized crime which lets abortionists legally kill an unborn child through all nine months of pregnancy for any reason, and be massively subsidized by the government to do it. Taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood clinics are strategically planted in poor, non-white neighborhoods across the country, still serving Margaret Sanger’s racist mission of getting “more children from the fit, fewer from...
  • LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE REPLAY

    08/07/2015 8:32:58 AM PDT · by knarf · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | August 7, 2015 | knarf
    I missed the first 5 or ten minutes looking for a good internet connection
  • Ben Carson Performs Surgery on Hillary, Others form Circular Firing Squad

    08/07/2015 6:44:49 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 26 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 8-7-15 | CleanTV
    Mild-mannered retired brain surgeon Ben Carson might just have had the biggest zinger in the GOP Debates. To many, his comment went under radar, but to others he showed his deep wisdom in his perspective in this Presidential race. Instead knocking fellow Republicans, he focused instead on Hillary Clinton. When asked how he felt about possibly facing big bad powerful Hillary as the Democrat nominee, he quipped, “That would be a dream come true.” Dr. Carson’s logic was unassailable and surprising no other candidate had such a brilliant answer. He said Hillary Clinton is such a train wreck that she...
  • We Are Doing Debates Wrong

    08/07/2015 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Conservative Underground ^ | August 7, 2015 | James P. Willis
    The only big news from last night’s debate is that we can confirm that we should not trust the news media to run a Presidential debate. To begin with, this was a question and answer period, not a debate. A debate would have been more substantive and would have given people some idea about a candidate’s position on issues rather than their ability to produce a sound bite on command. The questions were controlled in a way that demonstrated the bias of the media personalities asking them, and there was no effort to even pretend to give each candidate an...
  • Fox News Republican Candidates 5 P.M. Debate LIVE THREAD [bottom tier]

    08/06/2015 1:27:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 1,100 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-5-2015 | TCRLAF
    Live stream at the above link, as well as on LiveStream http://www.livenewschat.eu/the-republican-debates-live-stream/
  • Victory and Defeat - When it's in Your Hands... and Mark Kirk's

    08/05/2015 12:20:14 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 60 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 5, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections – and a bit of a primer – on Illinois’ next U.S. Senate race… Parties sometimes get a bum rap. Oh, not always; there’s a lot that political parties do that makes them deserve everything said about them. The Democratic Party, for example, is now so uniformly socialist that, when asked on-camera to list any differences between a modern Democrat and a socialist, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D, FL) was unable to identify any. The Republican Party isn’t that easy to categorize. The GOP is the only major party to the right of the Democrats, so it basically...
  • Phrasing to be used during Republican debates

    08/03/2015 4:02:32 PM PDT · by struggle · 6 replies
    vanity | 8/3/2015 | struggle
    If any of the Republican candidates are watching, we're seeing Trump and other candidates use the phrasing approved of by the media. I think it would be very productive to "rephrase" certain words for the debate. Here are some obvious ones. abortion services, Planned Parenthood -> "baby harvesting"traditional marriage -> "biology-based marriage"minimum wage increases -> "low-skilled worker exclusion"Caitlyn Jenner -> "baritone in a dress" The last one was just for fun. Any other suggestions?
  • Republicans Mark Kirk and Susan Collins Will Oppose Senate Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    07/30/2015 2:25:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 30, 2015
    Despite four horrific videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors potentially breaking the law to sell the body parts of aborted babies, two Republicans say they will oppose the bill next week that will de-fund Planned Parenthood and stop it from receiving taxpayer funds. After three shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a fourth video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president discussing how Planned Parenthood how to break or get around the law to sell aborted babies. The video also shows a Planned Parenthood doctor shouting, “Another...
  • Former Carter Staffer Wants to Kill All Republicans and Conservatives

    07/29/2015 3:04:27 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 52 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/29/2015 | Christopher Cook
    From Progressives Today: “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution. The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.” You hear about something like this and you want to think of it as an anomaly....
  • New Hampshire: Trump Leads, Bush Seconds

    07/28/2015 4:24:04 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 26 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | July 28, 2015 | Monmouth University (Patrick Murray)
    One-quarter of likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire currently support Donald Trump (24%), with Jeb Bush placing second at 12%. Roundi ng out the top ten are newly announced candidate John Kasich (7%), Scott Walker (7%), Marco Rubi o (6%), Ben Carson (5%), Rand Paul (5%), Chris Christie (4%), Carly Fiorina (3%) and Ted Cruz (3%) . Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and George Pataki each get 2%, while Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Lind sey Graham, and Jim Gilmore earn 1% or less.. Another 14% of likely primary voters are undecided. snip
  • Ted Cruz Has 15:1 Advantage Over Bush With Conservatives…And Why the Establishment Should Care

    07/28/2015 9:06:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-28-15 | Vince
    It’s sometimes said that you can tell a lot about a person by the friends they keep. That makes sense. Friendships are generally based on complementary personalities, shared values, and a variety of intangibles that cause people to bond. Money in politics is a similar barometer. The vast majority of Americans never donate any money to politicians or get involved in politics at all. For all of the kvetching about money in politics, there’s really not that much there. In 2012 a total of $6 billion was spent on politics. That includes spending by campaigns, outside groups, and independent organizations....
  • Dogs in the Basement, Yapping

    07/26/2015 2:08:58 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 30 replies
    FR ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2015 | cc
    Pataki, Christie, Perry, Graham, Santorum ... let's be honest, none of these guys has any chance of winning the Republican nomination. Zero. (They're all bland, boring, and politically correct.) In fact, any of them will be lucky just to make the "top 10" cut. So what's their motivation? Cabinet position? (Like Lindsay Graham is gonna talk Trump into making him Secretary of Defense in exchange for his 1% of the voters??) Or are they GOP-e suicide moles being pushed only to take out any non-approved frontrunner? Designated troublemakers?
  • Donald Trump Compilation

    07/25/2015 6:16:09 PM PDT · by CowHampshire · 40 replies
    NH Tea Party Coalition ^ | 7/16/2015 | NHTPC
    A compilation of facts and articles on Trump, including people he is connected to, people he has donated money to, and how he would far against Hillary. This group does NOT endorse, but they will dig up facts on each candidate so you can decide for yourself.
  • Bobby Jindal's campaign gains ground in Iowa

    07/23/2015 1:58:41 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Washington: Indian-American Bobby Jindal's presidential campaign seems to be gaining ground in the crucial primary state of Iowa, as a latest internal survey has put the Louisiana governor to fourth place among 16 Republican aspirants. Photo - Bobby Jindal draws 8% support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week. 44-year-old Jindal draws eight per cent support from likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa, according to a survey conducted this week by his campaign, "Politico" reported. However, he still trails Scott Walker, who has a commanding lead with 23 per cent support in the poll, as...
  • TOP GOP STRATEGIST RUNS TO POLITICO, SMEARS TRUMP VOTERS AS ‘CLOWNS’

    07/22/2015 7:49:00 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/22/2015 | John Nolte
    While Republican frontrunner Donald Trump gleefully attacks members of the GOP Establishment and media, the GOP Establishment seem to believe it’s a good idea to run to the mainstream media and attack Republican voters. First Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% ran to the Left-wing New Yorker to attack 15,000 GOP base voters as “crazies.” Wednesday, the GOP Establishment went even further. Rick Wilson, a top Establishment Republican message and media strategist ran to Politico to attack Trump’s supporters as “clowns.” According to the most recent national poll, Trump is garnering support from 25% of the GOP base. Which means that a...
  • Quinnipiac poll: Hillary’s popularity crumbles in three swing states, now trails top Republicans

    07/22/2015 12:09:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2015 | AllahPundit
    Anyone have a tape measure I can borrow? I need to measure some drapes.No, no, I kid. The head-to-head match-ups in this poll mean nothing but the data on Hillary’s deteriorating image is — *mwah* — magnifique. First, the irrelevant yet sexy numbers showing her losing to Bush, Walker, and Rubio in Iowa, Virginia, and Colorado. It’s a perfect matrix of Democratic failure.Great stuff … except that lots of voters in those states couldn’t pick the Republicans out of a line-up right now and have yet to digest a single Democratic attack ad. Those margins will change as the...
  • Lamborn urges CSU to halt use of post-abortion fetal tissue in medical research

    07/21/2015 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    coloradostatesman.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | staff
    Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn called Friday for Colorado State University to stop using fetal tissue from abortions in its research while CSU defended its work as above reproach both legally and ethically. In a letter to CSU President Tony Frank, Lamborn cited documents released last week by the Center for Medical Progress showing that the university bought what he described as “aborted babies’ parts” on Jan. 10, 2013, from a Planned Parenthood affiliate in California. Federal and state law bans the acquisition, receipt or transfer of "human fetal tissue for valuable consideration" obtained from an abortion, although such purchases are...
  • New national GOP frontrunner: McCain is a hero, and if there was a misunderstanding,

    07/21/2015 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The Journal calls it Trump’s attempt to make peace with the GOP after two days of heavy breathing over the McCain comments. It’s not an apology, but Mediaite is right that it’s probably as close as he gets to an apology. Which is good, because only RINOs apologize. He insists here that he didn’t really say what everyone heard him say this past weekend about McCain, which is interesting given that Trump fans have spent the last three days claiming that what he said was correct. Trump keeps pointing in interviews to this “fact check” by Sharyl Attkisson, who took...
  • Don’t Vote for Donald Trump…If (Excellent questions)

    07/21/2015 4:59:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Let's put this all into perspective. I am a S.O.B.- son of a butcher. My butcher dad instilled me with common sense. His favorite saying was, "Don't watch what a man says, watch what he does." Never has that saying applied more than with Donald Trump's comments about John McCain this past weekend. Of course John McCain is a war hero. That is not up for debate. Trump was angry. He was responding to attacks by McCain. He let his anger get the best of him. Trump was offensive. Trump was wrong. He should have attacked McCain's politics, but clearly...
  • Oh yes: Trump 24, Walker 13, Bush 12 in new ABC/WaPo national poll

    07/20/2015 7:05:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The most amazing data point in this poll? He was near 30 percent when they first started polling on Thursday — and then dropped off the table after his comments about McCain as a prisoner of war. Hmmmm. I’ve been through enough online episodes of “criticizing Republican X makes you a RINO” to enjoy this one before it inevitably fades this fall. May President Trump reign for a thousand years, and may all the no-class RINO establishmentarians with their loser net worth in the low seven figures weep at his feet. His views on immigration are not widely shared. Just...
  • IOWA: WALKER TAKES CAUCUS LEAD, TRUMP 2nd

    07/20/2015 10:09:19 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    Monmouth University ^ | 7/20/15 | PATRICK MURRAY
    West Long Branch, NJ – The Monmouth University Poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers finds Scott Walker in the lead and Donald Trump in second place. The poll did not find any significant change in support for Trump in interviews conducted after his comments about John McCain’s military service. The poll also found that Bobby Jindal mak es his way into the second tier of candidates, doing better in Iowa than in the national polls
  • Ted Cruz's insane plan for winning the presidency

    07/20/2015 7:00:32 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | 7/20/15 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Did you hear Ted Cruz is running for president? Did you hear that he's perhaps the most conservative candidate in the race, and absolutely adored by a subsection of the base, which, according to conventional political logic, makes his candidacy both dangerous and doomed? Most observers are torn between the idea that Cruz is running to boost his profile, knowing full well that he can't win the nomination, and the idea that he's delusional enough to think he can win. I've actually argued that Ted Cruz has a path to the nomination. The conventional wisdom is that in Republican primaries,...
  • Kasich campaign hires gay marriage advocate from California

    07/16/2015 9:45:27 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7-16-2015 | Darrel Rowland
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign has hired a member of one of the nation's leading same-sex marriage advocacy groups as a strategist for his "independent" campaign committee. Matt David of Los Angeles is part of Young Conservatives for Freedom to Marry, part of the national Freedom to Marry organization that for years helped lead the effort to make gay marriage legal in America. (A Freedom to Marry spokeswoman confirmed today he is still part of the group.) David will now work for Kasich's "527" group, New Day for America, a campaign spokesman confirmed. Whether the hiring will lead to any...
  • Historical Ignorance

    07/15/2015 6:06:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the war between the colonies and Great Britain. Its first article declared the 13 colonies "to be free, sovereign and independent states." These 13 sovereign nations came together in 1787 as principals and created the federal government as their agent. Principals have always...
  • WALKER ADVISER ON STRATEGY: ‘MUCH EASIER TO MOVE FROM BEING CONSERVATIVE TO MODERATE LATER ON’

    07/14/2015 9:43:44 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Walker has already done some “flipping” during the unofficial days of his campaign. As Breitbart News reported in March, the Wisconsin governor endorsed a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants then, but later on toughened his stance. Conservatives may accept that Walker has really “flipped” on illegal immigration, but many are not buying his current stance on Common Core. Walker has had many positions on the controversial education reform, but statements from his press office over the past several months, consistent with his political strategy, always contain the popular buzzword “local” when it comes to education: Governor Walker wants high...
  • Quotes of the day

    07/13/2015 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Scott Walker, the political phenomenon who rose to national fame by taking on unions in one of the most blue-collar states, announced Monday that he’ll seek the Republican nomination for president, using his kick-off rally to throw red meat to his conservative supporters. “Americans want to vote for something and for someone,” Walker told the roaring crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin. “So tonight, let me tell you what I’m for. I’m for reform, growth, safety. I’m for transferring power from Washington into the hands of hard working tax payers in all states across the country, that’s real reform.”…“I realize unlike some...
  • RNC Launches Ohio Campaign aimed at Black Voters.

    07/13/2015 1:23:07 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 22 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Andrew J. Tobias
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Republican National Committee is expected later today to launch a four-week Ohio campaign that will focus on outreach to and mobilization of black voters in advance of the November 2016 presidential election. The campaign, called "#CommittedToCommunity: Engage, Empower, Uplift," includes a partnership with Radio One/TV One, which caters to a black and urban audience. It will begin today with faith-based outreach in Columbus and will end Aug. 6, the date of the first GOP presidential primary debate, which will be held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The campaign is part of an ongoing effort by...
  • Quotes of the day (Long Article)

    07/12/2015 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential candidate, on Saturday took his anti-illegal-immigration message to Phoenix, delivering a 70-minute speech to a packed downtown ballroom that at times seemed more about needling his White House rivals and settling scores with his critics than public policy… About 20 minutes into Trump’s speech, a group of protesters disrupted the speech, and the ballroom immediately erupted. Trump supporters shouted “U-S-A! U-S-A!” as the demonstrators were led out.“I wonder if the Mexican government sent them over here. I think so,” Trump said to applause. “Because I’m telling you. I tell about the bad deals that...
  • Quotes of the day

    07/11/2015 8:29:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 11, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Donald Trump did not back down from controversial statements he made about immigration from Mexico, telling reporters Friday that his comments were taken out of context, and repeating his statements that Mexico is sending people to the U.S. that “Mexico doesn’t want.” Trump spoke at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills after meeting with families of those killed by undocumented immigrants.“People came into the country illegally and killed their children. And it’s a very, very, sad thing what’s happening with our country … And nobody wants to talk about it,” Trump said. Trump also referenced the high-profile killing of...
  • RINO ALERT: Scott Walker is NOT against gay marriage

    07/10/2015 9:51:57 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 32 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/10/2015 | Louise Boyle
    Wisconsin governor posed with his wife's cousin and her new bride three days after state court struck down anti same-sex wedding law Walker said he supported emergency measure to stop same-sex marriages then went to Shelli Marquardt and Cathy Priem's reception The next month Walker wrote to conservative group he wanted to endorse him and said: 'I support marriage between one man and one woman.' But same-sex couple tell Daily Mail Online: 'He has been nothing but supportive of our relationship and wanted us to have love in our lives.' Walker will formally announce he is running for Republican White...
  • US prez candidate Jindal says India desperate for US leadership

    07/07/2015 12:55:33 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Republican presidential aspirant Bobby Jindal has sought steps by the United States to take the mantel of global leadership saying even non-aligned nations like India and Vietnam are desperate and hungry for American leadership. Trashing the foreign policy of the Obama Administration, Jindal, told the Fox News, “We would work not only with our allies, like Japan and South Korea and Taiwan. We'd work with non-aligned countries like India and Vietnam that are desperate and hungry for American leadership." Jindal, who last month announced his bid for the 2016 presidential elections, was responding to questions on addressing the challenges being...
  • Feminist Website: People Who Vote Republican do it to "Hurt People of Color"

    07/05/2015 11:46:01 AM PDT · by rightistight · 53 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/5/15 | Aurelius
    If you vote Republican, there's a good chance you're doing it because you want to "hurt people of Color." That's one of the messages from Everyday Feminism's new article, "Here Are the Real Reasons Why We White People Struggle to Admit That Racism Still Exists." The author, Jamie Utt, says that "we whites" need to realize the evil we're perpetrating. One of the "reasons" why white people can't admit that racism still exists is that "White People Have an Emotional Stake in Denying White Supremacy," he explains. "Because that way, we can avoid dealing with how we’re complicit in its...
  • New Hampshire Voters Bemoan Size of G.O.P. Field

    07/05/2015 11:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    AMHERST, N.H. — The Independence Day parades across New Hampshire on Saturday turned into parades of presidential candidates, and voters like Stuart Harmon were left shaking their heads at the daunting reality of watching, hearing and judging more than 20 contenders for the White House over the next seven months. “This race feels more like a spectator sport than an election,” said Mr. Harmon, an independent who shook hands with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and watched a dozen other campaign contingents march through this town of about 11,000. “Having all these candidates is a real problem, because it’ll...
  • Read the Scathing Letter Donald Trump Just Sent the CEO of Univision: ‘Please Be Advised…’

    06/26/2015 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/26/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Republican presidential hopeful and billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump sent a scathing letter to Univision’s CEO Friday, banning the network’s staff from his Miami golf resort. “Please be advised that under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami — its golf courses or any of its facilities,” Trump wrote to CEO and President Randy Falco. “Also, please immediately stop work and close the gate which is being constructed between our respective properties,” Trump added. “If this is not done within one week, we will close it.” The billionaire, known for his...
  • CNN/WMUR Poll NH Republican Primary

    06/26/2015 6:49:27 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 9 replies
    CNN/WMUR ^ | 6/26/15 | CNN
    Interviews with 1,010 adults in New Hampshire conducted by land line and cellular telephone on June 18-24, 2015 including 402 who say they plan to vote in the Republican presidential primary and 360 respondents who say they plan to vote in the Democratic presidential primary. The margin of sampling error for results based on Republican primary voters is plus or minus 4.9 percentage points and for results based on Democratic primary voters is plus or minus 5.2 percentage points .
  • In the age of Pope Francis, can a good Republican be a good Catholic?

    06/20/2015 6:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/19/2015 | Damon Linker
    With Republican politicians (or at least their staffs) busy reading, pondering, and strategizing about how to respond to Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, I'd like to propose that pundits and political junkies play a little game to liven the mood. The rules are simple. Every time a Republican who is a Catholic is asked for an opinion on the encyclical, place him into one of two categories: the Catholic Republicans or the Republican Catholics. The difference between the categories depends on which term is doing the modifying. A Catholic Republican is a Republican whose Catholicism comes first, whose faith...