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  • Trump’s Ascent Has Conservatives Wary

    05/06/2016 11:21:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 103 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Gerald F. Seib
    As Donald Trump emerged victorious in the race for the Republican presidential nomination this week, the loudest cries of anguish heard in Washington may well have come from one section of his own party—from those in its conservative movement. “Conservatives had their party hijacked from them in the 2016 primaries,” wrote Jonathan S. Tobin in Commentary, a leading platform for conservatives. He added: “The consequences for individual liberty and restraint of government power, not to mention America’s foreign-policy interests, will be incalculable.” Meanwhile, Leon H. Wolf, writing on the conservative site Redstate.com, proposed what many conservatives would consider a radical...
  • I voted for Trump to destroy the GOP

    03/09/2016 9:35:38 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 93 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3-4-16 | Bruce Bartlett
    We have a very serious political problem in this country. Our system of government works best when it is balanced between roughly equal political parties, one on the center-right and the other on the center-left. Unfortunately, what we have is a centrist Democratic Party and a far-right Republican Party. Therefore, the system is out of balance, creating gridlock even as the public cries out for action on serious problems such as our deteriorating public infrastructure, epitomized by that in Flint, Michigan. I believe that Republicans made a deal with the devil in 2009 when they embraced the Tea Party, a...
  • The Goldwater-Mondale Candidate

    03/02/2016 12:23:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 29, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    The supporters of Donald Trump believe he might awaken a sleeping giant -- a cohort of white working-class voters that will propel him to the presidency. His more politically-minded opponents insist he will summon a colossal electoral disaster on Republicans that will not only secure the presidency for the Democrats but lose the GOP the House and Senate. I'll let the Trumpkins make the case for their man. I want to look at the potential for Republican disaster here. John McCain got roughly 60 million votes in 2008. Mitt Romney got roughly 61 million in 2012. Barack Obama secured 70...
  • Future Letter From a Socialist to President Trump

    02/12/2016 12:03:03 PM PST · by Nacho Bidnith · 41 replies
    TAKI'S MAGAZINE ^ | February 12, 2016 | by Gavin McInnes
    It's 2019 and the fact that you and Vice President Cruz have decided to run for a second term deeply disturbs those of us who still care about this country. Like many true patriots, my wife and I voted for Sanders in 2016 and considered moving to France when you and that creepy Canadian won. We stayed and we regret it. http://takimag.com/article/future_letter_from_a_socialist_to_president_trump_gavin_mcinnes/
  • A Bad Day for Preferred Narratives, (Democrats)

    01/08/2016 2:19:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Noah Rothman
    A Bad Day for Preferred Narratives Noah Rothman Everything was going as planned at President Barack Obama's Thursday evening town hall on gun control when the unexpected occurred. A woman, a mother, a victim of sexual assault in college, someone who according to the overly simplistic center-left perspective should be sympathetic both to Democrats and stricter gun laws, stood up and defended firearm ownership. It was a moment that demonstrated the fragility of narratives and stereotyping. It exposed just how rapidly worldviews predicated on a naïve and one-dimensional typecasting - a trap into which political demographers easily fall - can...
  • Rubio Support for Article V Convention Causes Establishment Heartburn

    01/01/2016 7:10:39 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Jan 1, 2016 | CR Wire
    Senator Marco Rubio's recent support for an Article V Convention of the States is causing some folks heartburn. Noah Rothman at Commentary calls Rubio's support for a Convention of the States a Pander for the Ages. Rather than taking Rubio at his word and assuming this is a principled stand, Rothman argues that Rubio's support for the Convention of the States is a politically strategic rouse. As a political maneuver, Rubio’s latest is a deft one. Hardened by influential talk show hosts who have spent months inveighing against his support of a 2013 immigration reform bill, Rubio will need to...
  • Music Video - In support of TRUMP

    12/24/2015 12:41:43 AM PST · by Hanna548 · 3 replies
    @C4Constitution and @BoudicaRides ^ | Dec 23, 2012 | @C4Constitution
    We just wanted to do something fun that everyone could enjoy. My friend C4 has a beautiful voice so we made use of her God given talent:)
  • 'You got a big one!'

    12/12/2015 3:12:01 PM PST · by Utilizer · 11 replies
    today: 9 news aus ^ | Uploaded on Aug 31, 2011
    Lisa's offhand comment about the size of a plane takes on a whole new meaning, leading to a lot of laughter, and stirring from Karl.
  • The Tragedy of Rand Paul

    09/19/2015 7:26:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 18, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    You don’t have to agree with all or even most of Senator Rand Paul’s brand of libertarianism to concede that his candidacy once held so much promise. Paul entered the race buoyed by what seemed like a burgeoning libertarian moment. From the conduct of the global war on terrorism to massive comprehensive reform packages, American political culture had grown suspicious of the federal government’s ability to avert the unforeseen negative consequences of its good intentions. For several weeks in the summer of 2014, Rand Paul led a field of nine prospective Republican presidential candidates in the polls. It was a...
  • What Egyptians think of Obama

    10/22/2015 12:01:24 PM PDT · by Kozy · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/20/2015 | Unknown
    Don't know if this has been seen before. These Egyrtian commentators don't think to highly of Obama. They laugh at him, his body, his wife and how no one can trust him.
  • How to Roll Back Russia

    10/08/2015 1:22:17 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 108 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7 Oct 15 | Max Boot
    28 Shares A Every day seems to bring an escalation of the Russian military involvement in Syria. First it was airstrikes from more than 30 warplanes that Russia has positioned in Syria. Now it’s cruise missile strikes from warships in the Caspian Sea. Soon, if hints from Moscow are to be believed, Russian “volunteers” — a.k.a. “Little Green Men” — will be showing up in Syria to engage in ground combat alongside Iranian and Assad forces. President Obama can pretend that this is no big deal and that Russia is getting sucked into a quagmire, but this is a serious...
  • The Modern Left’s Moral Rot

    09/22/2015 2:15:39 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9/21/2015 | Evelyn Gordon
    In one short sentence, [Amira Hass] neatly encapsulates the moral rot at the heart of the modern multicultural left: “We don’t rate suffering.” .... No one has the right to compare in any way the suffering of peoples and human beings, or to quantify it, rank it, calculate it … We don’t quantify. We don’t rate suffering. This, in a nutshell, is the moral abdication at the heart of today’s multicultural left: In its ostensibly noble desire to ensure that no suffering goes unnoticed or unattended, it has abandoned the very essence of morality – the ability to draw distinctions,...
  • A Scandal-Plagued Administration

    08/29/2015 9:57:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08.26.2015 | Noah Rothman
    It was particularly revealing when David Axelrod explained that, of all his accomplishments in Barack Obama’s White House, he was proudest of the fact that “there hasn’t been a major scandal.” The qualifier “major” lays the burden on shoulders of the press to define what constitutes a serious scandal, and political media had thus far reliably covered the administration’s ethical lapses as merely the peculiar obsessions of addlebrained conservatives. Surely, much of the political establishment in Washington nodded along with Axelrod as he patted himself on the back. A mere seven months later, though, and it is clear now that...
  • Donald Trump Sparks GOP Soul - Searching

    08/28/2015 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brad Schaeffer
    A well-intentioned article by Noah Rothman in Commentary Magazine offers that Donald Trump’s supporters are the right wing’s version of Obama’s vacuous “Hope and Change” acolytes. Says Rothman: “Trump is the right’s Obama, insofar as his policy preferences are ill-defined, pliable, and reflective of whatever the audience immediately before him wants them to be.” Such comparisons short-change Trump’s supporters.
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Bribery Scandal (Did she forward classified info for loot?)

    08/15/2015 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 4/24/15 | Peter Wehner
    Earlier this week I referred to Hillary Clinton’s “tangle of corruption.” It turns out I was being generous. As the politically explosive story in the New York Times demonstrates, the depths of the Clintons’ corruption and avarice is stunning. The facts in the Times story are utterly damning and prima facie evidence of a conflict of interest. If foreign governments, including adversarial ones like Russia, paid the Clinton Foundation and/or Bill Clinton huge sums of money, they assured themselves favorable treatment. (Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that...
  • ISIS and other matters

    05/21/2015 7:06:49 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 4 replies
    The View from Chaos Manor ^ | Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Jerry Pournelle
    [snip]I understand what you are saying, but fortunately the corruption of leadership does not go as deep as you fear. It remains something to worry about, but it is not the immediate problem. The immediate objective is not to establish a democratic republic in Iraq, or even to rule Iraq; it is to eradicate the Caliphate. ISIS is a self-proclaimed mortal enemy of the West in general and the United States in particular. If they survive we will have to fight them. They will not choose to fight until they believe they are strong enough to work the Will...
  • Boomer Anthems: "Sympathy for the Devil"

    05/13/2015 9:46:15 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 12 replies
    American Digest ^ | May 13, 2015 3:11 PM | Gerard Van der Leun
    Sympathy for the Devil in all its variations represents the Boomers acme and epitaph. [Embedded Video: The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (Live) - OFFICIAL ] I last saw the Stones perform this at Altamont, where it was accompanied by pool cue bludgeoning and a lethal stabbing. I sort of last my taste for it after that concert, but I check in on variations from the Stones' endless tours from time to time. More and more the penultimate line, "Just as every cop is a criminal / And all the sinners saints" seems to be prophetic of this...
  • The Oberlin College choir responds to the Christina Sommers controversy

    05/12/2015 2:52:24 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 8, 2015 | HotelEarth
    YouTube Video The Oberlin College choir responds to the Christina Sommers controversy.
  • The Trouble with Limits

    05/12/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Front Porce Republic ^ | May 12, 2015 | James Matthew Wilson
    Modern persons have a problem with limits, three in fact. They want every good thing to be unlimitedly available for their desires, and scarcity is taken for a cause of fear and anxiety. Hence, “sustainability” is our new environmental shibboleth. They cannot perceive limits, in the sense of ends or purposes, and so they consider thinking about such things at worst as stupefying “imponderables” and at best as expressions of subjective taste. Hence, a Republican Senator doubts the legitimacy of funding the National Endowment for the Humanities “Big Questions” grants program, on the basis that nobody knows the meaning...
  • U.S., Germany, and France to Putin: The World Is Too Weak to Stop You

    02/05/2015 2:26:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 47 replies
    Commentary ^ | 02/05/2015 | Seth Mandel
    So here’s Obama’s opinion: Ukraine should not get military aid from the West because even with American help, Russia would still mop the floor with them. And this, according to the Times, is what Obama thinks will intimidate Putin into signing a peace treaty. I’ll offer the president some free advice: telling Putin the world is too weak to stop him isn’t very intimidating. Yet even if the West got Putin to sign on to a new agreement, nothing will have been accomplished. Putin has been violating the last ceasefire agreement, because there’s no one to enforce it. What Obama,...
  • It's All Going-Down JUST LIKE We Toldja it Would...

    09/06/2014 4:26:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Approval tanking, world in flames... Best of the week's conservative news/opinion/humor from  the new media right at Reaganite Republican...
  • Commentary and Sarah Palin

    04/21/2014 10:38:35 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-21-2014 | James V. DeLong
    She does not subscribe to one of Commentary’s themes, which is that we are all reasonable people and that the left will eventually be persuaded by the force of our superior logic, so she understands the importance of determination and élan. We will see about the electoral future. Palin will do what she does, which is rally the forces of liberty and support good candidates. She will not triangulate or dissemble. The current wisdom of the political class is that this does not result in electoral victories, a conclusion borne out by Obama’s success. But political climates change, and honesty...
  • Commentary: Tyson's 'Cosmos' has not been impressive

    03/23/2014 8:26:24 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Bradenton Herald ^ | March 23, 2014 | Marty Clear
    ...Jonathan Sabin of Bradenton's Local Group of Deep Sky Observers has met Tyson, and said he's a "gigantic presence." "The guy is one of the most engaging people I've ever met," Sabin said. "He walks in and he just owns the room." On "Cosmos," though, Tyson comes off as a stiff, even bland. He's reading someone else's words -- specifically, those of Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow and the co-writer of the original "Cosmos" -- and so far it's not working...
  • Every Tree is Known by Its Fruit

    03/10/2014 7:56:30 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 6 replies
    How are we guided by the Lord from the mis-impressions and tainted motives of our natural heredity to the wisdom and love of a genuinely good life? One key answer is that we need to learn what the Lord teaches in His Word. We need to learn and we need to consciously work to make different choices from many that come naturally to us. We need to ask the Lord’s help in this work. We need to pray that the light of heaven shine upon our minds. We also need to pay attention to the fruits of our present motives...
  • Liz Trotta on Foxnews (Fantastic Commentary)

    03/09/2014 10:58:04 AM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 55 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Published on Mar 9, 2014
    I hope (This being my first) that I have posted this correctly? I saw the commentary by Liz Trotta on Fox this morning and was was amazed at the extent to which she was able to cover 'almost' every aspect of America's decline (the why's and how's) in just a few short minutes! I was surprised to see it up on youtube already. Looking around the Internet .. it seems that I wasn't the only one that was impressed! Sound is not very high quality but decent.
  • Michele Bachmann as William F. Buckley’s spawn: How right-wing media spiraled out of control

    12/22/2013 3:41:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Salon ^ | December 22, 2013 | Professor jeffrey M. Berry and Professor Sarah Sobieraj
    [BIG SNIP].............. In spite of the high level of trust in broadcast news, or perhaps because of it, the 1960s were also the early days of conservative antagonism toward the networks and, more broadly, toward the “eastern establishment” press. The Nixon administration seethed at CBS, the Times, and the Post (even before Watergate). In the words of Theodore H. White, “the hostility of the Liberal Press obsessed Nixon.” Nixon transformed his resentment of an elite that he believed used every opportunity to undo his career into an institutionalized response. His White House created an office led by firebrand Pat Buchanan...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION Monday 8/12/13

    08/12/2013 6:05:31 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 11 replies
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  • THE SAVAGE NATION Friday 8/9/13

    08/09/2013 5:46:43 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 12 replies
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    08/08/2013 5:54:05 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 22 replies
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    08/07/2013 5:46:05 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 21 replies
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    08/06/2013 6:00:59 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 13 replies
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    08/05/2013 5:55:47 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 19 replies
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    08/02/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 12 replies
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    08/01/2013 5:55:51 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 16 replies
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    07/31/2013 5:55:17 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 18 replies
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    07/30/2013 6:02:16 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 21 replies
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    07/29/2013 5:53:11 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 19 replies
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    07/24/2013 5:56:16 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 23 replies
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    07/23/2013 5:48:38 PM PDT · by MaryLou1 · 19 replies
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  • The Game of Thrones in North Africa

    01/18/2013 1:14:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael J. Totten
    It feels strange visiting a country like Morocco and listening to people extol the virtues of a political system my country waged a revolution against. Morocco has a king, and he’s a real one too, not some kind of a figurehead. But I went there, I listened, and after almost ten years of visiting Middle Eastern countries wracked by tyranny, terrorism, botched revolutions, and wars, I was perhaps a bit more willing to hear what they had to say than I might have been a decade ago. A monarchy is a tough sell for Americans. The founders of our country...
  • Obama’s Economic Calamity

    07/27/2012 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7/27/2012 | John Podhoretz
    The news this morning is, quite simply, catastrophic for the president. Economic growth in the second quarter slowed to 1.5 percent annualized from 2 percent in the first quarter. The economy is weakening as the election approaches. No one has ever won reelection in such circumstances. No one. (Harry Truman: 4.4 percent growth in Q2, 1948. Ike: 2 percent growth in 1956 Q2 after negative growth in Q1. Nixon, Q2, 1972: 5.3 percent. Clinton: 3.5 percent. GW Bush: 3.4 percent.) Granted, things aren’t as bad for Obama as they were for Jimmy Carter; in the second quarter of 1980, the...