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  • Trump considers last-minute meeting in Mexico with the country’s president

    08/30/2016 5:58:20 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 149 replies
    Donald Trump is considering jetting to Mexico City on Wednesday for a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto, just hours before he delivers a high-stakes speech in Arizona to clarify his views on immigration policy, according to people in the United States and Mexico familiar with the discussions. The possibility, which was hatched in recent days by Trump and his campaign advisers, comes after Trump has wavered for weeks on whether he would continue to hold his hard-line positions on the central and incendiary issue of his campaign, in particular his call to deport an estimated 11 million immigrants...
  • Report: Trump mulls visit with Mexican president before immigration speech

    08/30/2016 7:29:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/2016 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    Donald Trump is considering a last-minute trip to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, just hours before he is expected to announce his full immigration policy, the Washington Post reported late Tuesday. Those familiar with the possible meeting said security concerns and logistics of the impromptu visit are still being worked out by both parties. Pena Nieto had recently invited the billionaire businessman to visit him. Trump mulled over the invitation over the weekend and decided to go ahead with it after his new campaign chairman, Steve Bannon, told his boss the move could indicate to undecided...
  • Georgia Guts Religious Freedom Bill

    03/23/2016 6:19:57 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Ryan T. Anders and Roger Severino
    On Wednesday night the Georgia legislature introduced new language to its religious freedom bill and passed the bill in mere hours. Haste makes waste. This new language significantly waters down a religious freedom bill that had real force even though it was, as we pointed out three weeks ago, already lacking in certain respects.
  • Lindsey Graham: I Would Compromise if Clinton Won

    12/20/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 20, 2015 | Sam Frizell
    Sen. Lindsey Graham would work with Hillary Clinton on a range of issues if she became president in exchange for concessions on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The South Carolina Senator, who is trailing in polls of the Republican presidential field, told TIME after a town hall meeting in Londonderry, N.H., that he would give a hypothetical President Clinton “political cover” on other issues if she fought ISIS. “If she’s willing to be more robust in terms of destroying ISIL, I’d give her political cover,” Graham said. “If she wanted to be more muscular in her foreign...
  • Senate preparing to vote on compromise GAB reform bill (WI)

    11/05/2015 3:48:18 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 11-5-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Government Accountability Board Judge Gerald Nichol has said he has no regrets about the early-morning raids and other constitutionally challenged tactics used to go after conservatives. “I don’t have a problem with the way we played that role,” he said last month when asked about the GAB’s integral involvement in an unconstitutional John Doe investigation that upended the lives of dozens of citizens who were never charged with any wrongdoing – all in the name of political speech. “It obviously angered one specific party,” he added. Nichol and his fellow retired judges who preside over the state’s...
  • Jeb Bush suggests GOP primary voters hate compromise

    07/28/2015 8:15:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Greg Sargent
    The Jeb Bush experiment continues to be fascinating to watch. As you may recall, Bush said not long ago that a GOP presidential candidate needs to be prepared to lose the primary in order to win the general election — implicitly suggesting that he will not fall victim to the dynamic that claimed Mitt Romney. Here’s the latest example of Jeb Bush employing that strategy: He audaciously suggested that as a general matter, GOP primary voters are hostile to compromise. The New York Times reports on a Bush appearance in Orlando, Florida: “We need men and women of good will...
  • World's Largest Baptist University Drops 'Homosexual Acts' From Sexual Misconduct Code

    07/08/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 96 replies
    Charisma News ^ | JON HERSKOVITZ
    The world's largest Baptist university, Baylor, has dropped language in its sexual misconduct policy that punished those who engaged in homosexual acts, a change the socially conservative school said better reflects its values as "a caring community." Baylor, in the central Texas city of Waco, had been one of a handful of religious U.S. colleges and universities that allowed for the dismissal of students, and sometimes staff, for homosexuality. Baylor has removed "homosexual acts" as a punishable offense in its sexual misconduct policy, an official said on Tuesday. The policy also mandated disciplinary action for sexual assault, incest, adultery and...
  • You Can’t Compromise with Culture Warriors

    07/01/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/1/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I loved reading the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books to my daughter. The somewhat Aesopian theme is that if you give the mouse what it wants – a cookie – it will just want more: a glass of milk, a straw, etc. The story came to mind last week, a week that began with many vowing to inter the Confederate flag and that ended with the Supreme Court mandating that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. As far as culture-war victories go, the flag news was big, but the marriage ruling was tantamount to VE...
  • The unconscionable act committed by Senate Democrats

    12/19/2014 6:42:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Ken Allard
    Once a Constitutional Republic famed for its pragmatism, the United States has lately become a country notorious for its inconstancy, no longer recognizing that actions have finite and foreseeable consequences. In this space, for example, I recently argued that the release of the “torture report” by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence came perilously close to the constitutional definition of treason by “giving Aid and Comfort” to America’s enemies. Admittedly, that was a tough assessment. But barely a week after the report’s release, the Huffington Post published an article linking those revelations with their most immediate effects on our allies....
  • "Obama Is Positively Allergic To Compromise"

    12/03/2014 11:41:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    One of the recurring topics during Obama's speech to the Business Roundtable taking place today, aside from Obama's clear revulsion against any sort of pessimistic thought - although we admit there is still time for an executive order that makes only Optimistic thought legal, or a brand new Federal Department of Optimism with a $1 trillion annual budget - has been Obama's fear and loathing of another government shutdown. The issue, you see, is that Republicans are simply unwilling to compromise. Because, apparently, Obama is, about everything... except taxes, immigration or healthcare. And while everyone knows Obama's position and...
  • Josh Earnest: GOP should compromise with Obama, but no, he won’t budge on Keystone

    11/06/2014 11:41:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/6/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On the Thursday after Democrats’ drubbing at the polls, White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest appeared on CNN where he doubled down on Barack Obama’s insistence that the areas where there was likely to be grounds for compromise were initiatives of key importance to the American left. In his speech yesterday, Barack Obama inexplicably cited “roads and bridges,” universal pre-kindergarten funding, and increasing the minimum wage as places where ascendant Republicans should compromise their principles. Each of these proposals are also, coincidentally, bullet points on the progressive wish lists he calls State of the Union Addresses. Somehow, Obama was unable...
  • Joe Biden: ‘Ready to compromise’

    11/03/2014 6:17:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | 11/3/14 6:52 AM EST Updated: 11/3/14 7:18 AM EST Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/j | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Vice President Joe Biden says he expects congressional Republicans to work to “get things done” if they win control of the Senate — and he notes the White House is prepared to give a little. In an interview with CNN released on Monday, Biden said that while he still expects the Democrats to retain Senate control, he believes a Republican-controlled Senate will move beyond obstructionism. “[G]oing into 2016, the Republicans have to make a decision whether they’re in control or not in control,” the vice president told Gloria Borger. “Are they going to begin to allow things to happen? Or...
  • NO BIG BANG WITHOUT GOD, SAYS POPE FRANCIS

    10/27/2014 1:47:14 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 192 replies
    Brietbart ^ | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. 27 Oct 2014, 8:30 AM PDT | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. 27 Oct 2014, 8:30 AM PDT
    The Big Bang “doesn’t contradict the intervention of a divine Creator, but demands it,” Pope Francis said Monday morning, because the beginning of the world “is not the work of chaos.” The Pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, gathered in the Vatican to discuss “Evolving Concepts of Nature.” God is not some sort of wizard, said Francis, but rather “the Creator who brought all things into being.” The origin of the world derives directly “from a supreme Principle of creative love,” he added. “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation,...
  • BOLD COLORS VS. PALE PASTELS: TEXAS SENS. TED CRUZ, JOHN CORNYN DIFFER ON GOP VISION

    10/23/2014 6:29:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/14 | Tony Lee
    Texas' two Republican Senators disagree on what Republicans should prioritize if the party regains control of Congress. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is considering a 2016 presidential run and is seen as the conservative voice in Congress, wants Republicans to try to repeal Obamacare and stop President Barack Obama's executive grants of amnesty. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who may become Majority Whip if the GOP wins a net of six Senate seats this year, believes Republicans will only win the White House in 2016 if conservative stalwarts like Cruz water down their bold conservatism and compromise. Cornyn recently said "that...
  • Conservatives Won't Win Elections by Refusing To Compromise

    05/28/2014 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 252 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    More discussion on the topic of pragmatism and politics is critical. If conservatives decide to take their marbles and go home rather than fight to the bitter end because they feel their principles have been compromised, they will needlessly subject future generations to untold misery. Voting for someone who agrees with you 90 percent of the time is far superior to voting for someone who disagrees with you 100 percent of the time. This is exactly what will happen if people refuse to exercise their civic duty and boycott elections because they feel betrayed. Personally, I am not supportive of...
  • God, the Gospel, and the Gay Challenge -- A Response to Matthew Vines

    04/24/2014 6:06:22 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | April 23, 2014 | Al Mohler
    Evangelical Christians in the United States now face an inevitable moment of decision. While Christians in other movements and in other nations face similar questions, the question of homosexuality now presents evangelicals in the United States with a decision that cannot be avoided. Within a very short time, we will know where everyone stands on this question. There will be no place to hide, and there will be no way to remain silent. To be silent will answer the question. The question is whether evangelicals will remain true to the teachings of Scripture and the unbroken teaching of the Christian...
  • The NRA Quietly Backs Down On Domestic Violence

    04/23/2014 4:05:41 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 39 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 4/22/2014 | Laura Basset & Christina Wilkie
    WASHINGTON -- For nearly a decade, the National Rifle Association successfully blocked a bill in Washington state that would have required alleged domestic abusers to surrender their firearms after being served with a protective order. Only those actually convicted of felony domestic violence, the nation's largest gun lobby argued, should be made to forfeit their gun rights. This past year, the NRA changed its tune. As the bill, HB 1840, once again moved through the state legislature, the gun lobby made a backroom deal with lawmakers, agreeing to drop its public opposition to it in exchange for a few minor...
  • Ronald Reagan Quote

    02/21/2014 6:02:26 PM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    2003 | Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan on the importance of political compromise (in his own words) An American Life (his autobiography) | 8/7/03 | Ronald Reagan Posted on ‎8‎/‎7‎/‎2003‎ ‎2‎:‎05‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by Diddle E. Squat "When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it. "Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't...
  • With 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to era of austerity (LOL - I know, right?)

    02/21/2014 6:16:17 AM PST · by mykroar · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/20/14 | Zachary Goldfarb
    President Obama’s forthcoming budget request will seek tens of billions of dollars in fresh spending for domestic priorities while abandoning a compromise proposal to tame the national debt in part by trimming Social Security benefits. With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency and to his efforts to find common ground with Republicans. Instead, the president will focus on pumping new cash into job training, early-childhood education and other programs aimed at bolstering the middle class, providing Democrats with a policy blueprint heading into the...
  • Ever Caught Brent Bozell's Imitation of Johnny Boehner?

    12/19/2013 5:34:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Other timely observations on the current House Speaker (and head of the Vichy Republican faction) from the founder/prez of the Media Research Center L. Brent Bozell, as heard on Levin's show this last Tuesday... (The GOPis) falling apart...  no longer grounded by principle, but instead  by politics- and it's lousy politics at best The budget agreement -which is being touted as a 'compromise'- is one more retreat by the Republicans When is the last time you remember a  'compromise' that favored the Republicans?  This 'compromise' is... 'you give-up less  than you thought you might' Projected savings that come at the end...  you shake your head...
  • Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) Betrays Third District

    12/12/2013 2:06:37 PM PST · by Always A Marine · 19 replies
    Vanity
    Lynn Westmoreland (Vichy-GA) will betray his district this afternoon and vote for the Murray-Ryan budget compromise.
  • Budget Deal Reached - Real Compromise Or More Of The Same?

    12/11/2013 3:38:17 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 25 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 12/11/13 | LD Jackson
    Let's get something out of the way. I know we are in an era of divided government and that we can not expect to achieve all of our conservative goals. That's a given fact. If we expect to achieve anything, we must be willing to compromise on some issues. That's what Paul Ryan is already saying as he tries to sell the new budget deal he has reached with Democratic Senator Patty Murray to his fellow Republicans. I also know we have moved from government crisis to government crisis with predictable reliability. No budget deal has been reached for years. Our...
  • Meet Paul Ryan 2.0

    11/02/2013 12:21:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 10-31-13 | Tim Alberta
    This was shaping up to be Paul Ryan's moment. With the Republican Party reeling from a government shutdown and a near disaster over the debt limit, the chairman of the House Budget Committee was tasked with leading the GOP in a six-week bicameral budget conference. Republicans, who demanded these talks in exchange for a short-term budget resolution, were expected to pursue big-picture negotiations over America's long-term fiscal challenges. But that's not going to happen. Since being appointed as the Republican negotiating chief two weeks ago, Ryan has endeavored to lower public expectations for the committee, saying he hopes to pursue...
  • Gun rights advocates must not 'negotiate' with anti-gun zealots

    10/31/2013 5:52:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 October, 2013 | Kurt Hofmann
    As Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman reported yesterday, rumor has it that the NRA is in negotiations with anti-gun fanatic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on new legislation to turn non-violent "gun crimes" into felonies, requiring long prison times for mere possession of an "illegal gun": Two more people were murdered and 14 other wounded in weekend shootings in Chicago, according to today’s Chicago Sun-Times, but according to today’s Capitol Fax blog, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s lobbyists “are engaged in serious talks with the NRA” about how to crack down on criminals and lower the body count. Presumably, the legislation under...
  • White House rips new GOP plan; Obama to huddle with Dems

    10/15/2013 8:34:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 15, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The White House appeared to reject a proposal by House Republicans Tuesday morning to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, calling the proposal "a partisan attempt to appease a small group of Tea Party Republicans." "The president has said repeatedly that Members of Congress don’t get to demand ransom for fulfilling their basic responsibilities to pass a budget and pay the nation’s bills," said White House spokesperson Amy Brundage. The White House also announced that the president and Vice President Biden would meet with House Democratic leaders at the White House at 3:15 Tuesday afternoon. Attendees will...
  • Sources: Ryan Compromise Will Keep Obamacare 'Forever'

    10/11/2013 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/11/13 | Matthew Boyle
    Breitbart News reported that House Republicans have offered a new deal to the White House to end the fiscal stalemate. The GOP plan, authored primarily by House Budget Chair Rep. Paul Ryan according to Hill sources, would meet Obama's demands in exchange for negotiations on a longer-term budget agreement. At least two high-ranking Capitol Hill sources have told Breitbart News that Ryan’s plan would also help protect Obamacare as it is currently implemented. Ryan's office deny the claims. “What your sources are attempting to attribute to Congressman Ryan is not accurate,” Kevin Seifert, Ryan’s spokesman, said in an email. But...
  • Democrats Refuse to Negotiate or Compromise

    10/09/2013 3:36:49 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/09/13 | LD Jackson
    Some things stay the same as they have been for years. In this world of politicians who almost never do what they say they will do, there is one political party who can be depended on to do the same thing every time a discussion is started about the amount of money our government spends. Whenever a fiscal conservative brings attention to the fact that our government is spending far more money than it brings in, you can always depend on what the Democrats will do. They will nod their heads in agreement and say the fiscal responsibility needs to...
  • What is the President Willing to Give Up? (Is this a joke?)

    10/03/2013 9:06:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It is the most thunderous proof of the Taranto Principle to date. I am speaking of the Senate's rejection of the House of Representative's proposal to delay the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act for a year, along with the federal subsidy for Congressional lawmakers and their staffs if and when these selfless public servants enter health care exchanges. You cannot have such subsidies and neither can I, but Congress and its aides can. The Senate will not even negotiate over it. The insightful James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal coined the Taranto Principle when he...
  • Why Is The Government Shut Down?

    10/02/2013 3:34:45 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 24 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/02/13 | LD Jackson
    It's a simple question. Why is the federal government of the United States shut down? A simple question that has a simple answer. The mainstream media will not tell you the truth about the government shutdown. All you will hear out of them is how the Republicans are causing trouble for everyday American citizens by their refusal to compromise their right-wing ideology. It sounds bad when it's said like that, but it gets even worse when you finally understand just how much of a lie that statement really is. The Republicans are not to blame for the government shutdown. The...
  • No Compromise: House Democrats Kill GOP Proposal to Fund Veterans Services, National Parks Without

    10/01/2013 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/1/13 | Jason Howerton
    WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Democrats in Congress have made it clear they do not plan to negotiate with Republicans in any fashion until the U.S. House passes a “clean” continuing resolution to fully fund the government and Obamacare. That was evident late Tuesday when House Democrats killed a GOP bill aimed at reopening small slices of the federal establishment, including the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Park Service and a portion of the Washington, D.C., government funded with local tax revenue. After a Tuesday strategy session, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) said if Democrats are “really concerned about funding the VA, let’s...
  • McConnell: Democrats ‘Literally Just Voted Against Working Out a Compromise’

    10/01/2013 4:40:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 1, 2013 - 11:08 AM | Melanie Hunter
    Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) accused Senate Democrats of refusing to sit down with House Republicans and work out a compromise on the continuing resolution after the Senate tabled a motion to conference with the House the same day as the federal government shutdown. “They’ve now said they won’t even sit down and work out differences. They won’t even talk about it. They literally just voted against working out a compromise. They seem completely opposed to negotiation or compromise on a law that’s killing jobs, driving up premiums and driving people out of the...
  • Compromise In Politics? No, Confront

    09/30/2013 4:23:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2013 | Star Parker
    Among the pearls of wisdom conveyed in Ecclesiastes is that everything has its time. "A time to be born ... a time to die, a time to plant ... a time to uproot, a time for war ... a time for peace." The founders of the United States drew up a Constitution to serve as an operating manual, in its checks and balances, for peaceful, deliberative government. They understood human nature and set up a system in which competing interests would have to give in. Compromise, they understood, is a necessary lubricant for the wheels of government "of the people,...
  • DEFIANCE: Patriots Need a Double Dose of the Rebel Spirit

    09/29/2013 7:09:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2013 | Doug Giles
    I was told as a young squab growing up in west Texas that life is about compromises—finding a happy medium between two parties in any given situation so that neither party feels like it’s being deep fried in bacon fat. After 22 years of marriage I have found that concept advantageous. For instance, when I’m required to watch a chick flick, my wife insists on Sandra Bullock’s movies, yet I like Pamela Anderson’s … um … movies. So, in the spirit of fairness, we settle on Kate Hudson films. For mood music mi esposa digs Andrea Bocelli. I, on...
  • WH Says GOP Has Moved ‘Away From Compromise’, Then Vows Not to Compromise

    09/18/2013 9:25:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 18, 2013 - 3:14 PM | Eric Scheiner
    White House spokesperson Jay Carney criticized Republican leaders for moving “away from compromise,” but when asked if the administration would accept any delay in Obamacare, he replied, “No.” "House Republicans have decided to pursue a path away from the center, away from compromise in favor of voting on a piece of legislation that they know will not become law,” Carney said Wednesday. …
  • Christie brushes off Paul’s beer proposal [NJ Governor is a jerk]

    08/01/2013 4:22:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/13
    Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday night he’s a little too busy with his re-election bid this year to have a beer with Sen. Rand Paul. The senator from Kentucky made the pitch earlier in the day, hoping to ease tensions that have escalated in the past week between the two potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders. But Christie gave no indication he plans to take up Paul on the effort. “I’m running for re-election in New Jersey, I don’t really have time for that at the moment. If I find myself in Washington, I’ll certainly look him up,” Christie said on...
  • Huckabee sides with Corker-Hoeven border deal

    06/21/2013 9:05:53 PM PDT · by man_in_tx · 42 replies
    Wash Post ^ | June 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Aaron Blake
    Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) suggested in an interview Friday that he supports the border security deal crafted by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) . . . . //////////////////// Excerpt only.
  • Tea party vs. old guard in Senate GOP rift

    05/23/2013 2:58:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2013 5:51 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor and Charles Babington
    A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers is in full view again with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party. How to deal with the government’s debt and spending became the latest quarrel between the GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate and tea party champions such as Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah. …
  • What It Means To Compromise

    04/25/2013 4:48:29 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 8 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 04/25/13 | LD Jackson
    If there is one key word that we have heard over the past several years, it is compromise. Everywhere you turn, no matter what issue we are talking about, compromise always comes to the top of the discussion. In almost every instance, it is the liberals declaring that conservatives need to compromise. They threaten us with all kinds of rhetoric, declaring that we are hard-nosed, hard-headed, stubborn, all because they say we refuse to compromise. Let's look a little closer. We compromised on fiscal issues by agreeing to a deal to end the so-called fiscal cliff earlier this year. What...
  • Obama seeks to split Republican Party into warring factions before 2014 midterm election

    01/21/2013 6:48:16 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 99 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-21-13 | neil munro
    Barack Obama’s top political aide used an Inauguration Day interview to sketch out a provocative political strategy intended to split the Republican Party in time to impact the 2014 midterm elections. “The barrier to progress here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation … is [that] there are factions here in Congress, Republicans in Congress, who are out of the mainstream,” White House advisor David Plouffe said on CNN’s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley.” “We need more Republicans in Congress to think like Republicans in the country who are seeking...
  • White-Flag Surrender on Cliff

    01/02/2013 8:39:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    For all the pissing and moaning over the fiscal cliff, there was never much of a "cliff" in the first place. Worse yet, every delay made matters increasing irresponsible in terms of addressing the deficit. The final result, as passed by the Senate, watered down budget cuts from $600 billion to a mere $12 billion. Moreover, the extension of the tax cuts will add almost $4 trillion to the deficit over 10 years according to CBO analysis of the American Taxpayer Relief Act. Nonetheless, that was not enough for liberal democrats who thought they did not get enough out of...
  • Time to Remove Boehner as Speaker? (Perhaps)

    12/08/2012 6:30:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) may have finally gone too far betraying conservatives. This past week, he removed three conservative Republican Congressmen from their committee positions in retaliation for not voting for his compromises on the budget with Democrats – compromises that led us to the current “fiscal cliff.” Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) was removed from the Financial Services Committee, and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) were removed from the Budget Committee. All three were elected with strong Tea Party support. An aide to GOP leadership said they were removed for “not being team...
  • An Acceptible GOP Compromise On Tax Hikes

    11/13/2012 4:12:10 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-13-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Fellow right-facing warrior Kevin Eder came up with this line, I found it on my Facebook feed, and it was too good to not make something of it.Follow him on Twitter. It's definitely worth it!
  • Hamas: No Compromises With Israel on Anything, Ever

    11/11/2012 5:07:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/12 | David Lev
    In response to statements by Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas that he would not demand the “right of return” for PA Arabs to the homes that their grandparents and great-grandparents abandoned in the State of Israel – statements Abbas later reneged on – Hamas has issued its own document on the matter. Even if the PA as a matter of policy were to agree not to demand that nearly all the Jews of Israel be thrown out of their homes to accommodate the descendants of “refugees,” Hamas said it wold never agree to such a plan – and any concessions...
  • Breaking the “Fiscal Cliff” Gridlock without Compromising the Principles of Either Side

    11/10/2012 8:27:49 AM PST · by Etpa · 27 replies
    The "fiscal cliff" crisis is here. Wouldn't it be great if the White House and Congress could solve this crisis together, without having to compromise the principles of either side? Sound impossible? Not really; engineers achieve such magic all the time. Here's how.
  • Spiritual Battleground

    07/09/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 16 replies
    The Social Pathologist ^ | 05-09-2012 | "The Social Pathologist"
    It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either, but right through every human heart, and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. Even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained; and even in the best of all hearts, there remains a small corner of evil.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    --Alexander Solzhenitsyn A big thanks...
  • The ‘Lesser Of Two Evils’ Con-Game

    06/13/2012 4:09:13 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    Alt-market.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Brandon Smith
    The moral relativism of the “lesser of two evils” philosophy has been draining the heart and soul of America for decades...it has become apparent to me that the talking points and propaganda that drive the hypocritical worldview are being utilized on an even grander scale than ever before. [snip] Good does not compromise with evil...there is nothing to be gained by it...the people most prone to suggesting or demanding compromise with oligarchs and tyrants are usually cowards who have never faced down any legitimate struggle in their lives with any passion...how do they sell this stunted philosophy to others? The...
  • Budget compromise near, Md. legislators say

    04/14/2012 1:13:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | David Hill
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday he wants to call a special session for lawmakers to raise taxes and reverse $500 million in planned budget cuts but is waiting on House and Senate leaders to meet beforehand and work out a unified plan. During a day in which he conducted several radio and television interviews, the Democratic governor said he would call legislators back to Annapolis “a half-hour from now” but needs assurances that a special session will not include the bickering and gamesmanship that caused a revenue package to fall through Monday on the General Assembly’s last day, triggering...
  • No Compromise

    03/15/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/14/2012 | George Weigel
    In May 1953, the Polish government ordered the implementation of a decree giving the state the authority to appoint and remove Catholic priests and bishops throughout the country: The Catholic Church was to become a subsidiary of the Polish state; its clergy would act as agents of state power; and its educational and charitable activities would be approved (or rejected) by a state intent on bringing the most important institution in Polish civil society to heel. The bishops of Poland, who had tried for years to find a modus vivendi with the Communist regime, now drew the line. Meeting in...
  • Newt Gingrich on Guns: A Mixed Record

    12/05/2011 3:04:42 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 109 replies · 1+ views
    GOA: Gun Owners of America ^ | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 08:18 | Staff
    Prior to the “Republican Revolution” of 1994, Rep. Newt Gingrich of Georgia had earned an A rating with Gun Owners of America. But that all changed in 1995, after Republicans were swept to power and Gingrich became Speaker of the House. The Republicans gained the majority, thanks in large part to gun owners outraged by the Clinton gun ban. And upon taking the reins of the House, Speaker Gingrich said famously that, “As long as I am Speaker of this House, no gun control legislation is going to move in committee or on the floor of this House and there...
  • GOP Empire's Plan to Crush Tea Party Rebels

    10/13/2011 9:26:50 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 207 replies
    atlantic wire ^ | 10-12-11 | Elspeth Reeve
    Step 1: The first rule of the establishment is: Do not admit you are part of the establishment! Step 2: Disarm them with praise Step 3: Moderate whoever they pick as the 2012 nominee. Step 4: Teach them about compromise. Step 5: Never forget reality