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  • David Pennington: Republicans are Georgia’s problem

    08/27/2014 9:07:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 20 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | August 27,2014 | David Pennington
    Recently, a friend lamented that the liberal left is destroying America, but I disagreed. The left is consistent and transparent in its belief that big government, higher taxes and more regulation serve the greater good. The right espouses a limited government platform of lower taxes, less spending and less regulation, which frees capital resulting in innovation and job creation. But do Georgia Republicans practice what they preach Georgia’s fiscal year 2014 results illustrate the reality vs. the rhetoric. Our revenue jumped $879 million over fiscal year 2013; but $473 million of this increase resulted from the new way cars are...
  • To Reach Latinos, GOP Must Alter Its Message, Tone

    08/22/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 22, 104 | Maria T. Cardona
    There is no doubt that the Latino electorate is becoming increasingly important in presidential elections and will become even more so in the future. Today, one in six Americans are of Latino descent. By 2050, that number will be one in three. ......................................................... At a time when one-fourth of all kindergarten age children in the country are Latino, and when the majority of births are children of color, the Republican Party had better find a way to embrace policies that do not demonize the government that is currently seen as a partner of the communities they need to reach.
  • Glenn Beck: ditching conservatism - New profile in HuffPo: ‘he is mellowing a bit’

    08/22/2014 11:27:20 AM PDT · by BlopAndStop · 88 replies
    The Media Equalizer ^ | August 22, 2014 | Media Equalizer
    targeting Fox’s Tantaros Spumoni 1 Tough decision: ‘Day Of Rage!!!’ or spumoni? James Foley Did you view that horrible beheading video? US President Obama waves from a golf cart in Kailua Conservatives: too wimpy to hold Obama accountable? Ferguson - Fox 1 MSNBC’s ‘lynch mob mentality’ blasted Politics / Radio / Television Glenn Beck: ditching conservatism New profile in HuffPo: ‘he is mellowing a bit’ By Brian Maloney August 22nd, 2014, 1:58 EDT Beck Glenn 3 That he was even willing to do an interview with a “progressive” publication like the Huffington Post was the first clue. But whatever his...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Turns 90 Today

    08/15/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jeff Lipkes
    Very few individuals who were not politicians or generals have had a major impact on American political history. Phyllis Schlafly is one of the exceptions. Twice. In 1964, she helped launch the grass-roots conservative movement that flourishes today, transformed by the internet, and in 1972 she inaugurated what came to be called “social conservatism.” More than any other individual, she was responsible for the nomination of Barry Goldwater, and thus, indirectly, Ronald Reagan. And virtually single-handedly, she defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. Schlafly was born 90 years ago today in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Odile Stewart....
  • How late-marrying, contraception-using progressives are helping the religious right

    08/12/2014 4:56:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/12/2014 | By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    f nothing else, the continuing fight over ObamaCare's infamous contraception mandate has revealed two profound cultural divides in America. The first is about the role of government. The other is about fertility. It increasingly seems as if the progressive secular worldview is almost hostile to fertility. The logic behind the contraception mandate all but implies that the only way to lead a truly free and human life is to lead a contracepted life. As the Cato Institute's Julian Sanchez has argued, the mandate seems designed not so much to improve access to contraception — a nonproblem — but rather to...
  • Google's Perfidy:The Most Viral Video for 2014:Conservatism Is All About The Best For Everybody

    08/12/2014 4:33:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | March 4, 2014 | Ed Shelton
    This video, deemed the most viral for 2014 is seen below as the author/creator had intended for it to be presented on You Tube,with the image of Rush Limbaugh positioned on his right and emblazoned with the words "Conservatism Is All About The Best For Everybody. It's All.....You Tube is certainly aware of the design as intended by the video creator because, as I've demonstrated with the image of a You Tube search for "Most Viral video of 2014" and the first three search results,the second result clearly showing the video with the design as its creator intended. But You...
  • Tea Party’s horrifying cousin: Here comes “constitutional conservatism”

    08/11/2014 6:11:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    salon.com ^ | 8/11/14 | Heather Digby Parton
    The emerging conventional wisdom that the Tea Party is being vanquished by the GOP establishment, based solely on the fact they are beating primary challengers, is exceedingly myopic. If you believe that, you have a very superficial view of what constitutes “winning.” These primaries are forcing the allegedly mainstream candidates to move far to the right and the performance of the past few years proves that when this happens the Party stays far right as a result of this threat. Primaries can be very effective tools if used properly — and if they are backed up by money and influence,...
  • Ted Cruz for President?

    08/09/2014 3:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2014 | Molly Ball
    Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure. FORT WORTH, Texas—After finishing his speech, Ted Cruz announced he would take questions from the audience. But instead of asking him anything, they just wanted to tell the Republican senator how great he was. "When I look at you, I can imagine you would be just like one of the founding fathers of this country," one woman said from the microphone stand in the middle of the hotel ballroom. "Honor to you, Ted Cruz," said the next. "We...
  • Libertarian Folly: Why Everybody is a Social-issues Voter

    08/07/2014 7:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 242 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/07/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    There is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. “Social issues are not the business of government!” says thoroughly modern millennial. It’s a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an article about how some young libertarians dubbed the “Liberty Kids” are taking over the moribund Los Angeles GOP. Oh, wouldn’t the political landscape be simple if we could just boil things down to fiscal responsibility? But life is seldom simple.If you would claim to be purely fiscal, or assert that “social issues” should...
  • The Conservative Case for a Guaranteed Basic Income: To reduce government spending and intrusion.

    08/06/2014 7:20:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 08/06/2014 | NOAH GORDON
    Last week, my colleague David Frum argued that conservative welfare reformers need to focus on simplification. As a young crop of conservative policymakers announce a range of proposals, there’s some movement in that direction. Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s plan would move most of America’s existing welfare funding into a single “flex-fund” to be disbursed to the states. Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, partly inspired by the “universal credit” reforms of Britain’s Conservative government, proposes allowing states to combine different forms of federal anti-poverty funding—food stamps, housing assistance, and more—into a single funding stream. In a recent speech about fighting poverty, Utah...
  • Official Primary Live Thread (KS, MI, MO, WA, TN)

    08/05/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Dacula · 262 replies
    Should be an interesting night.
  • What Atheists Have To Offer The Right

    08/05/2014 9:49:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Conservative writer and CNN talking head S.E. Cupp recently put out a video describing how she has been welcomed among conservatives even though she is an atheist. This led Hot Air's Allahpundit to chime in with his own experiences, citing myself and National Review's Charles Cooke as other examples of atheists on the Right. And we're not the only ones. There's Heather Mac Donald and Walter Olson, and a whole website devoted to the issue. Among marquee names, there are a few famous agnostics/atheists like Charles Krauthammer and George Will. When you start looking, we're everywhere. I pretty much agree...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Getting ‘Buzzed On Suds’ While Country Drowns

    07/13/2014 8:07:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 12 2014 | (unsigned that I can see)
    Sarah Palin and President Barack Obama probably won’t be getting together for a beer anytime soon. Palin joined the chorus of those assailing the president for taking the time to drink beer and play pool during an interlude in his recent big-ticket campaign fundraising trips to Colorado and Texas, yet refusing to schedule a visit the southern border for a first-hand look at the ongoing illegal immigration surge. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1348369/sarah-palin-obama-getting-buzzed-on-suds-while-country-drowns/#ee7VBoasVzk1rJKW.99
  • Wanted: True Conservative Mettle (starts off mentioning Sarah Palin, though more general)

    07/13/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    The Ledger.com ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:47 p.m. | By MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON POST
    WASHINGTON | A few recent developments have revealed the tea party temperament in its most distilled, potent form. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama on the theory that his border policies are "the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas.' " (excerpt)
  • Sen Kirk not planning to back Manchin Ex-Im bill [Schumer's bi-partisan bill - poof!?]

    07/02/2014 12:50:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 1, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Sen. Mark Kirk’s (R-Ill.) office said the centrist senator has no plans to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. The move comes after Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Senate Democrats would organize a vote on reauthorizing Ex-Im, a top priority for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, soon after the July 4 recess. Schumer’s move highlights how renewing the Export-Import Bank is becoming more of a partisan issue. Republicans are divided over renewing Ex-Im, with Tea Party conservatives arguing the bank’s financing of loans and loan guarantees is a form of crony capitalism best left...
  • Why the Roberts Court Is Less Conservative Than You Think

    06/27/2014 6:43:51 AM PDT · by koanhead · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/25/14 | Doug Kendall and Brannie Gorod
    The Roberts Court certainly seems like a conservative juggernaut. And, yes, from campaign finance to race to religion, it has moved the law dramatically to the right. But Wednesday's Supreme Court decision on cell-phone privacy shows that this isn't the entire story. In a number of significant areas of law, a majority of the Roberts Court will line up behind rulings that are not so much conservative as libertarian, often with a surprisingly progressive bent. That is certainly true of Riley v. California, in which Chief Justice John Roberts, on behalf of his unanimous colleagues, concluded Wednesday that police may...
  • Tea Party’s hot mess: Inside a noisy, disenchanted movement (buckle up for this)

    06/25/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | June 25, 2014 | Elias Isquith
    In Mississippi on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran defeated state Sen. Chris McDaniel in a runoff election to determine who would be the state Republican PartyÂ’s nominee for Senate in the extremely conservative state. Despite the fact that the two men were more or less indistinguishable on issue positions, the race was remarkably contentious and largely defined by dueling allegations of impropriety and fraud. Indeed, while non-conservatives may consider the differences between the so-called establishment and Tea Party wings of the GOP to be slight, the primary battle that reached its culmination last night is clear evidence that Republicans themselves...
  • Gallup Poll of Trust Shows Conservative America

    06/24/2014 6:08:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/24/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Gallup on June 19 published a poll that dealt with American confidence in institutions, alleging that public faith in Congress reached the lowest point since the question had been polled. Was that the real story? An analysis of the polling results of American confidence in different institutions, and a review of those results over time suggests something much more significant: Americans overwhelmingly express confidence in those institutions historically connected with conservatism and overwhelmingly express little faith in those institutions historically connected with leftism. The June 19 poll story itself provides a clear picture of how conservative Americans feel when identifying...
  • A year of living negatively (Obama's favorite journalist - GOP-e must believe this stuff)

    06/23/2014 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    "..........The survey also showed that Republican divisions are not the invention of right-wing talk-show hosts or bloggers. Republicans who support the tea party are well to the right of others in their party. As NBC’s First Read reported, 68 percent of tea party Republicans said that immigration hurts the United States, compared with only 47 percent of non-tea party Republicans and 42 percent of all Americans. And a PRRI/Brookings survey (with which I was involved) found that while 41 percent of tea party members favored identifying and deporting illegal immigrants, only 26 percent of non-tea party Republicans preferred this option....
  • Conservative University’ aims to bring a right-of-center balance to campus

    06/19/2014 12:35:31 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | June 18, 2014 | Alyson Faucett
    College campuses across the country are filled with professors that strive to enhance the lives of their students through education. However, it’s no secret that many of these educators teach their courses from their own left-of-center perspective. Accuracy in Academia is launching a new online education initiative called “Conservative University” to promote conservative principles that aren’t part of the debate at many schools. The program will launch this Friday at the Network of enlightened Women’s national conference in Washington, D.C., and will be offered for free online. The first course is entitled “Sex, Lies & Women’s Studies.” “We’ve been covering...
  • Conservatives to new leadership: Don't get too comfortable

    06/15/2014 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2014 | Russell Berman
    No matter what happens next week, the full slate of leaders will face another vote in November or early December after the midterms. Conservative challengers who passed on this rapid race now have more than five months to prepare anew and build up their base of support within the conference. In his Thursday statement announcing his decision not to run, Hensarling said he had concluded that this was “not the right race at the right time” – a signal he is keeping his options open and could challenge McCarthy or Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in the fall. Even before Cantor’s...
  • The Hypocrisy of the Alarm Over ‘Right-Wing Terrorism’

    06/12/2014 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | June 12,2014 | Robert Spencer
    In covering the killings in Las Vegas by Jerad and Amanda Miller this week, mainstream media commentators once again displayed their hypocrisy and double standard regarding Islamic terrorism and terror attacks that are supposedly “right-wing.” CNN’s national security analyst Peter Bergen wrote Tuesday the Millers “appear to have been motivated by extreme far-right views. The couple left a flag at the scene of the crime with the words ‘Don’t Tread on Me,’ a Revolutionary War symbol used by some anti-government extremists.” Bergen went on to emphasize that “countering violent extremism cannot simply be a demand placed on Muslim communities to...
  • The Modern Freedom Movement, 1940-2014

    06/03/2014 9:15:11 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 14 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | June 2, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    It began in the early 1940s. FDR had launched the New Deal’s collectivization of America, and a small but prescient group of libertarian and conservative intellectuals were in rebellion – such thinkers as Richard Weaver, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, John T. Flynn, Rose Wilder Lane, Isabel Paterson, and Ayn Rand, to be followed a decade later by the likes of Russell Kirk, Frank Meyer, and Murray Rothbard. Out of their cerebral and activist efforts there began the movement to repeal the overweening statism that was infiltrating America from Europe via Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes. The infamous year...
  • Turning back the destruction of America wrought by liberals

    06/01/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | May 31, 2014 | Willes Lee
    This speech was presented by Willes K. Lee, Vice President Western Region, National Federation of Republican Assemblies at the Alaska Republican Assembly State Convention and Straw Poll on May 24, 2014, in Menard Sports Center, Wasilla, Alaska.Aloha. Good morning. Thank you for that generous introduction. Thank you [organizers, hosts, officials], President Angle, conservatives. Thank you, Adele. We are blessed with your music. I am having so much fun being with Alaska conservatives. Are we among friends? Are there any liberals here? It is Memorial Day weekend. We’ve already met our veterans who are present. I suggest that sometime this weekend,...
  • Abortion Polls and Hidden Conservatism

    05/27/2014 6:50:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2014 | Bruce Walker
    I have written a great deal about the solid conservative majority in America. Most conservatives seem to think that Americans describe themselves as “conservative” when in fact they are not – but polling data on the public policy question of abortion shows that this is not true. In fact, this data strongly suggests what I have long suspected: many Americans decline to call themselves “conservative” when in fact they are conservative. When we grasp the madness and wickedness of leftism, this makes sense. No sane or moral person could ascribe to that that toxic misology. What do people mean when...
  • British elections dismay establishment leftists: Voters turning conservative all over Europe

    05/24/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    All over Europe, voters are turning in a conservative direction, and against the autocratic European Union and its big government enablers. New York Times reporters Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle write a dripping-with-disdain account of local election results in the UK, which will be followed tomorrow by results for the European Parliament. To them, conservatgives are “right wingers” or “far-right” and those who object to EU takeover of sovereignty are “anti-Europe.” Voters in Britain sent a forceful message of discontent to established political parties on Friday, as returns from local elections showed an even stronger following than expected for the...
  • The 'Almost Exclusively White Phenomenon' of Conservatism

    05/23/2014 8:08:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2014 | John Bennett
      Every conservative should consider the profound and possibly awful observation made by the New York Times’ Josh Barro (italics added): The rush to stand with Mr. Bundy against the Bureau of Land Management is the latest incarnation of conservative antigovernment messaging. And nonwhites are not interested, because a gut-level aversion to the government is almost exclusively a white phenomenon. If there were validity to Barro’s observation, then any anti-government political philosophy (that wished to survive) would seek to reduce immigration. After all, America is rapidly importing economically poor, poorly educated, low-skilled immigrants.  Those immigrants generate racial inequalities, and inequality...
  • The Politico Poll and Conservative Strength: A leftist lie out there that people keep believing.

    05/21/2014 10:38:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/21/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Politico has come out with a new poll, and the results in many ways are encouraging for Republicans. The population sample was from competitive House districts and competitive Senate races, so these results are particularly important in terms of winning congressional races legitimately in play in both houses of Congress. Voters are more likely to vote for Republican candidates than Democrat candidates; those voters who strongly support one party over the other also favor Republicans; and voters who are enthusiastic about voting also favor Republicans. If this pattern in swing districts and states continues through to November, Republicans will not...
  • Profiles in Courage

    05/18/2014 4:23:44 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 6 replies
    WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | 5/26/2014 | William Kristol
    PROFILES IN COURAGE William Kristol May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35 Two emails recently showed up, one right after the other, in my inbox. The first was a mass mailing from Ron Paul (my inbox is a big tent!). Its subject line: “The IRS asked for a fight. How about a revolution?” The second was a review by Peter Berkowitz of the recently reissued book by Roger Scruton, The Meaning of Conservatism. One couldn’t help but be struck by the contrast between these missives from different precincts of conservatism. Paul’s spirited fundraising letter is, to say the least, a...
  • How A Conservative Darling Could Lose His Conservative State

    05/18/2014 3:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/18/2014 | Alan Greenblatt
    There's been nothing but bad news lately for Gov. Sam Brownback. The FBI is investigating close associates of the Kansas Republican, including his former chief of staff, for possible lobbying and fundraising improprieties, as well as sweetheart deals involving state business. Brownback dismisses it as a "smear" campaign. Nothing may come of it, but it's certainly made for some bad press. Also, the state's bond rating was cut earlier this month amid plunging revenues, lending credibility to his opponents' arguments that his massive tax-cut packages have damaged the state. "The polls show that he's very vulnerable for somebody who should...
  • Angry Conservative Birds Need to Flock Together

    05/16/2014 6:33:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Stop listening to so much conservative talk radio. Take a break. Watch a cartoon. Go to a ballgame. Do anything else for a while but think, talk or argue about politics. Do what I do and listen to country music instead. I guarantee you won’t be so angry all the time. That’s what I told a bunch of riled-up conservatives the other day when I ran into them at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. I think I really shocked them when I said I rarely listen to talk radio. What? You don’t listen to Sean or Rush or Levin every...
  • The Tea Party is dead. Long live the Tea Party!

    05/14/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's The Plum Line ^ | May 14, 2014 | Paul Waldman
    <p>As the 2014 primary season proceeds, every Tuesday supposedly brings a radical new change in the fate of the Tea Party. Last week, when Thom Tillis won the nomination to be the GOP’s Senate candidate in North Carolina, we heard that the establishment was vanquishing the extreme elements in the party. Now that Ben Sasse has won in Nebraska, with endorsements from Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz in hand, the storyline today has it that the Tea Party has gained new life.</p>
  • The New American Fascism: Twin brothers with a home-decorating show can’t hold conservative views.

    05/12/2014 6:39:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/12/2014 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    Another day, another witch hunt — this time in duplicate. “Twin brothers David and Jason Benham,” CNN reports, “have lost their opportunity to host their own HGTV show.” On Tuesday, the pair was gearing up for their new role; by sundown the next day, the network had announced tersely that it had “decided not to move forward with the Benham Brothers’ series.” And that, as they say, was that. HGTV’s mind was allegedly changed by a post on the blog Right Wing Watch, where the duo was described as being “anti-gay” and “anti-choice.” That post, David Benham told Erin...
  • Republican senators turning against their own in 2016

    05/06/2014 5:01:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Fearful of a third successive Democratic triumph, concerned Senate Republicans are turning against 2016 presidential bids by upstart hopefuls within their own ranks. In forceful comments to The Hill, GOP senators made it plain that they would much prefer their party nominate a current or former governor over Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Marco Rubio (Fla.) or Rand Paul (Ky.). Those senators have created a buzz among conservative activists, but their colleagues in the upper chamber are eager to support a nominee from outside Washington with a record of attracting independents and centrist Democrats. They worry that Washington has become so...
  • The 100 Most Popular Conservative Websites Of 2014 (We're at #14)

    04/30/2014 1:11:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    RightWing News ^ | April 30, 2014 | John Hawkins
    These websites were ranked using Alexa. The number beside of each website represents its overall rank on the Internet. 1) Fox News: 158 2) Wall Street Journal: 214 3) The Drudge Report: 437 4) The Blaze: 565 5) New York Post: 889 6) Breitbart: 1,344 7) Newsmax: 1,729 8) WorldNetDaily: 2,103 9) Independent Journal Review 2,147 10) The Daily Caller: 2,240 11) The Washington Times: 2,438 12) National Review: 3,621 13) TownHall: 5,252 14) Free Republic: 5,393 15) PJ Media/Instapundit: 5,586 16) Cybercast News Service: 5,811 17) Investor’s Business Daily: 5,828 18) Hot Air: 5,877 19) Twitchy: 6,102 20) The...
  • EXCLUSIVE -- MIKE LEE: CONSERVATIVES’ MOMENT TO STAND AGAINST CRONYISM

    04/30/2014 11:33:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 30, 2014 | Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
    Most Americans know that our revolutionary history began when a handful of brave patriots tossed crates of tea into Boston Harbor to protest unfair taxation. But what they might assume incorrectly is that our forefathers did so in response to increased taxes. In fact, the Tea Act of 1773 actually lowered taxes on imports. What truly offended the colonists was that it only lowered them for one corporation, the politically connected East India Company, giving it an unfair, artificial advantage over smaller, local American competitors. Thus, not only was the American idea hatched in protest to a government that was...
  • FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People Talking About Big Government”

    04/24/2014 8:30:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 24 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-24-2014 | Gina Cassini
    “If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that”by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsThe same FBI that ignored Russian and Saudi intelligence warnings about the Tsarnaev brothers -- the Boston Marathon jihadists -- and refused to question anyone at their radical mosque, is now visiting a gun store near you to target...conservatives!That's right, according to a new report, FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government.”
  • Better Times: Is James Evans Sr. the Key to Revitalizing the Inner-Cities?

    04/18/2014 2:33:51 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas Tea Party News ^ | April 18, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark, and highly entertaining television show "Good Times." The Norman Lear created sit com focused on day to lives of the Evans family, living in the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago. While the Evans clan was most certainly poor, the fictional family lived up to the show's title in that what they lacked in material possessions, they more than made up for this in the love that was ever present in nearly every episode. The show was a breakthrough at the time of its debut not only in that it had an...
  • Conservatism: The Best Choice a Gay Person Can Make

    04/13/2014 11:51:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/12/2014 | Chad Felix Greene
    According to a an article by CNN Money on a 2012 survey conducted in consensus with studies by the Census Bureau and Experian (2012, 2013), gays make more money than their straight counterparts.  They also have less debt, higher education, and more equity in their homes.  Gays also have a slightly lower unemployment rate in comparison to the nation as a whole.  According to liberal standards, with an average of $61,500 for gays against the straight average income of $50,054, straight persons makes $0.81 per every dollar a gay person makes. Gallup, however, found that when interviewed, gays report having...
  • Asian American group tries to reconnect with GOP, citing shared core values

    04/13/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-13-14
    A group of Asian Americans is starting a grassroots effort to garner support for the Republican Party and its candidates, saying the GOP most closely aligns with their core values including family, education and entrepreneurship. The group, the Asian Republican Coalition, is co-founded by international investment banker John Ying, who during the 2012 presidential election cycle served on the Republican National Finance Committee. “We need a forum, and this first step will go a long way,” Ying told FoxNews.com earlier this week. He hopes the effort, which will include a May 6 kickoff event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Conservative University of North Carolina professor wins promotion and 50k in discrimination case

    04/12/2014 11:07:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/12/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    A federal court has let the world of American academia know that it is not OK to deny a promotion to a professor just because he or she is a conservative. A door has been opened to a nightmare for progressive academics who believe that conservatives are beyond the pale and deserve to be shunned, much as racists a generation or two ago believed that blacks could not possibly merit inclusion in the upper ranks of society. Valerie Richardson of The Washington Times reports:A federal court Wednesday ordered the University of North Carolina-Wilmington to promote and give $50,000 in back pay...
  • Is Sarah Palin Relevant?

    04/09/2014 12:59:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    CBN News' Brody File ^ | April 9, 2014 | David Brody, CBN News Chief Political Correspondent
    The Brody File was watching Sarah Palin’s comedy bit on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and it made me wonder the following: Is Sarah Palin relevant? The answer is a bit complicated. Is she taking seriously as a politician by the liberal mainstream media? No. But do they still pay attention to her every move? Yes they do. Why is that? Yes, part of it has to do with the fact that there is a certain carnival atmosphere surrounding how she goes about her business. I mean, she knows how to command an audience and entertain. But let's not...
  • What Principles Rule the GOP? : It's Rhetoric vs Practice

    04/09/2014 11:26:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/09/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    For years, Republicans benefited from economic growth. So did pretty much everyone else, of course. But I have something specific in mind. Politically, when the economy is booming -- or merely improving at a satisfactory clip -- the distinction between being pro-business and pro-market is blurry. The distinction is also fuzzy when the economy is shrinking or imploding. But when the economy is simply limping along -- not good, not disastrous -- like it is now, the line is easier to see. And GOP politicians typically don't want to admit they see it. Just to clarify, the difference between being...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: First, Stop the Train -- Conservatives need to stop squabbling

    04/09/2014 7:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Imagine a situation in which an earthquake destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon. A passenger train is speeding toward the location, and those in charge realize there is a potential problem ahead but choose instead to argue about the ambient temperature in the passenger cars, the food service, and whether they will reach their final destination on time. A few people are quite disturbed when they learn of the tragedy about to unfold if the train isn’t halted, but they are labeled as “alarmists” who really are not sophisticated enough to understand the situation. Obviously, I am referring...
  • Freedom vs socialism; paychecks vs safety nets; peace through strength; goodness triumphs over evil

    04/06/2014 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 20 replies
    April 6, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    I'm getting old and my memory is failing so please correct me where my memory is wrong or if I'm making up memories. Also, please expand where I fall miserably short. It's my recollection that Reagan was so successful because he was a leader with a vision who promoted strength, freedom, optimism, patriotism and righteousness. And he could communicate his vision with commonsense, humility and good humor. He did not succeed by pandering, evolving and adapting. He brought various factions together by promoting the ideas that freedom was much better than socialism, strength better than weakness, fiscal restraint better than...
  • French defenders of traditional family to meet Russian religious leaders, lawmakers

    03/30/2014 11:12:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/31/2014 | Itar-Tass
    OSCOW, March 31. /ITAR-TASS/. Representatives of French public and the Catholic Christian Church who call for protection of traditional family will hold consultations with spiritual leaders of different religions in the Russian capital of Moscow and will deliver speeches in the Russian Parliament. The French delegation will arrive in Russia on Monday to stay in the country until April 4, a branch of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Council of Europe told ITAR-TASS. “The leadership of organization Manif pour Tous are among our guests. The organization has gathered hundreds of thousands of demonstrators against same-sex marriages and adoption of...
  • The 20 Best Conservative Colleges in America

    03/25/2014 6:35:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Best Schools ^ | 03/24/2014
    Conservative colleges provide an important counterbalance to the progressivism and liberalism that pervade so much of American higher education. For students raised with traditional moral values, who favor limited government, who adhere to free-market economic principles, entering the world of higher education is too often an alienating experience. For conservative students, it can be a challenge to find a college or university that embraces—or even tolerates—conservative values in its curriculum and student life. This ranking of the best conservative colleges in America helps conservative students and parents to find a school in keeping with their conservative values and commitments.Ranking Guidelines...
  • The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity

    03/24/2014 6:27:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/24/2014 | MIKE KONCZAL
    Ideology is as much about understanding the past as shaping the future. And conservatives tell themselves a story, a fairy tale really, about the past, about the way the world was and can be again under Republican policies. This story is about the way people were able to insure themselves against the risks inherent in modern life. Back before the Great Society, before the New Deal, and even before the Progressive Era, things were better. Before government took on the role of providing social insurance, individuals and private charity did everything needed to insure people against the hardships of life;...
  • A Powerful Video Being Shared On Facebook

    03/20/2014 10:26:45 PM PDT · by shibumi · 23 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/20/2014 | Senior Airman Brian Kolfage
    This video is a must see and share with everyone you know. It is powerful and extremely well done. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=626431014085686
  • The Tea Party is Over: Outside conservative groups are experiencing the limits of their influence.

    03/20/2014 11:25:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Journal ^ | 03/20/2014 | Josh Kraushaar
    FreedomWorks issued an unusual round of endorsements this week. The conservative group, which won publicity for backing intraparty challenges to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Mike Simpson, decided to play it safe this time. It endorsed three senators and nine congressmen, none of whom face any serious competition—Republican or Democratic. It stayed out of the contested Oklahoma primary for Sen. Tom Coburn's seat, but endorsed Republican James Inhofe, who doesn't face any GOP opposition. In South Carolina, FreedomWorks is backing Sen. Tim Scott, who's a lock for reelection, but it isn't doing anything against vulnerable Sen. Lindsey Graham,...