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  • Why Batman's "The Dark Knight Rises" Is An Instant Conservative Classic

    07/27/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/27/2012 | Jerry Boyer
    The third film in the Batman series is a direct polemical assault on the French Revolution and its political heirs, which includes Occupy Wall Street and perhaps Barack Obama. I would say that it is the exact opposite of so many revolutionary-wannabe films from Fight Club to V for Vendetta (which has provided the tell-tale Guy Fawkes masks to the Occupy movement), except that in order to be opposite, they must in some sense be comparable and DKR is far superior to the others artistically, commercially and philosophically. The crazed theater shooter, if he turns out to be as much...
  • Vanity: How do we know the judges we vote for?

    07/25/2012 6:57:50 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 24 replies
    7/25/2012 | me
    Does anyone have a good source that allows you to scrutinize the judges that we'll be voting for? This, to me, seems like the most sinister way to destroy our nation, as judges wield so much power, and we have no real way to vett them. This is the liberal's ultimate tool! Help in any way you can, particularly for Florida, but elsewhere is good too.
  • Mitt Romney is Too Far to the Right . . .

    07/24/2012 5:51:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 87 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/24/2012 | Erick Erickson
    The casual consumer of news hears it all the time and not just from Democratic pundits. Reporters, pundits, and concern trolls in the media fret that Romney has had to move too far right. He’s just too conservative. These same people never stop to examine Barack Obama. Between the two, Barack Obama has repeatedly surrounded himself with people who actually don’t much care for the United States. Writing that may anger people, but it is actual, factual, fact. Instead of considering if Mitt Romney is too far to the right, perhaps we should consider if Barack Obama is too far...
  • Debunking the “ObamaCare is Conservative” Myth, Part 2

    07/23/2012 4:12:23 PM PDT · by Sark · 1 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | July 23, 2012
    There are hundreds, if not thousands of myths floating around the media and the Internet regarding ObamaCare. Considering that the final bill weighed in at a staggering 2,801 pages, perhaps it isn’t surprising that there’s so much confusion regarding its provisions and potential impact. I would argue that the prevailing myth amongst liberals is that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a conservative law. Much of this myth relies on equating conservatives to Republicans, which I’ve argued can’t be honestly done. For convenience’s sake, here is the myth in its entirety: “ObamaCare” is a conservative health care law...
  • The Top 150 Conservative Websites - July 2012 WOO HOO FR #8

    07/22/2012 11:26:58 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 101 replies
    Doug Ross ^ | July 22, 2012
    Rank Alexa Ranking Website 1 188 2 217 3 255 4 591 5 736 6 948 7 1063 8 1151 9 1342 10 1491 11 1572 12 1759 13 1811 14 2046 15 2105 16 2576 17 2962 18 3419 19 3542 20 3935 21 4160 22 4639 23 4639 24 4694 25 5252 26 5281 27 5328 28 6528 29 6785 30 7078 31 7101 32 9194...
  • DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention

    07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires
    Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention. "I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot — as far as speaking — because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does,” he told Fox News Thursday. “She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
  • Debunking the “ObamaCare is Conservative” Myth, Part 1

    07/21/2012 3:31:32 PM PDT · by Sark
    Principles & Policy ^ | July 21st, 2012
    One myth has been prevalent, if not pervasive, throughout the entire debate over health care reform, from President Barack Obama’s first overtures for universal coverage to this very moment. When the left is thrown on the defensive over a point of principle or policy, they almost always resort to invoking this singular myth. What’s the myth? Let me summarize it: “'ObamaCare' is a conservative health care law whose main tenet (the individual mandate) was originally created by the conservative Heritage Foundation and proposed as a bill by conservatives in 1993. Now, a conservative-appointed Chief Justice leading a conservative Supreme Court...
  • Young Conservative Starts Patriotic Business

    07/19/2012 2:22:46 PM PDT · by bthockey · 6 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 7/19/12 | Todd Starnes
    A Pennsylvania teenager has figured out a way to not only promote conservative values, but also pay his college tuition – he’s creating his own business. Bryan Thomas, from Mars, Penn., is the founder of “Patriot Type,” a graphic design business that specializes in patriotic typography. And he did it without any help from the federal government. “I’m trying to promote patriotism and conservative ideas through graphic design,” the 18-year-old told Fox News. Thomas said he draws inspiration for his artwork from the Founding Fathers. Read more:
  • A Simple Question: Is it Possible for a Successful Business Person to be a Socialist?

    07/18/2012 11:10:31 AM PDT · by jda · 51 replies
    The Community Organizer-in-Chief's latest evidence of his extreme, left-wing, socialist religion suggest two questions.
  • Analysts Give Cruz The Edge For Tonight's Debate

    07/17/2012 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    88.7 KUHF-FM ^ | July 17, 2012 | Laurie Johnson
    The run-off election between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst is July 31st. Conventional wisdom says whoever wins that race will also win in November and be the state's next U.S. Senator. Joe Householder, with Purple Strategies, is quick to point out he's a Democrat. But as a political strategist he says this run-off is working in Cruz's favor. "Run-offs, especially on the Republican side, are the elections that usually draw people, the kind of folks who I like to say drive by the school every Saturday to make sure there's not an election. And those are the folks that Ted...
  • Marriage & the growing class divide in America (Religious social conservatives are right)

    07/17/2012 12:15:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2012 | DUSTIN SIGGINS
    On Saturday, The New York Times published a lengthy essay on the differences between the lives of those who get married before having children and those who don’t. It also focused on a marital trend that is steadily becoming reality in the U.S.: the emergence of a divided society, separated along the lines of marriage and education. While college-educated Americans continue the traditional path of first comes marriage followed by the baby, among low-income communities and spreading into "middle America" communities is the norm of unwed births with its myriad of ills.One angle the article didn’t touch much on was...
  • A Letter to Young Voters (Why do people become more conservative as they grow older?)

    07/17/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2012 | Dennis Prager
    According to conventional wisdom, the older the person, the less young people are inclined to listen to him or her. This is probably true for some of you. But I do not believe that it is true for most of you. Most young people have tremendous respect for older people’s views. I saw this firsthand in my own life. I began lecturing publicly at the age of 21, and I give you my word that young people (and certainly older people) are far more respectful of my views today than when I was their age. All things being equal, it...
  • Monica’s Manifesto

    07/14/2012 3:24:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 13, 2012 | KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ interviews MONICA CROWLEY
    ...........LOPEZ: How do you defend a statement like “Regular Americans are his targets,” writing about the president of the United States? CROWLEY: I am referring to Obama’s attitude toward tax revenue and how to squeeze it out of the American people. One of the hallmarks of his presidency has been the epic class warfare in which he’s been relentlessly engaged. He has constantly pounded “millionaires and billionaires,” the “1 percent,” “private-jet owners,” and “the wealthiest” as a way to stir populist resentments and a clamor for more socialist (er, “equalizing”) policies. (Set aside the hypocrisy in the fact that he’s...
  • Twilight Creeps Too Slowly

    07/09/2012 3:10:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 8, 2012 | Michael Auslin
    ............ur collapse is real, but in a vast country of 300 million people, the long, agonizing shuffle up to Lover’s Leap is hard to grasp. It happens in drips and drabs, and while all of us instinctively know that we’ll soon walk hand-in-hand to the Tipping Point of No Return, daily life offers us myraid opportunities to just adapt and acquiesce ever so slightly. So what if Pepco, after not having been able to turn my power back on for five days, wants to jack up my monthly electricity bill by $5.50? It’s only another $66 per year. I can...
  • Herman Cain (President)Allen West (Vice President)THIS ticket I woud vote for!(Vanity)

    07/08/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT · by yorkie · 45 replies
    7/8/12 | Vanity (me)
    If we had these two men on the ticket, I would be able to get rid of my fear of driving (since the accident in January), and put the "Petal to the Metal" to get to the voting booth in November!
  • Voters No Longer Seeking Mr. Fix-It

    07/07/2012 7:38:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    ABC News Blogs ^ | July 6, 2012 | Matthew Dowd
    The addition of around 80,000 new jobs in the latest monthly report is another lackluster number that’s on the same mediocre economic trajectory as the last few months – or, really, the last decade or so. Analysts on the right will use it to criticize President Obama, and analysts on the left will say it’s on the right path while criticizing Republicans for the Bush years and a lack of leadership in Congress. But maybe it all means something more about America. .................................................... From this trip, and from looking at things over the last six months, I am beginning to...
  • Judge Posner: GOP has gone 'goofy' (another republican is slamming us conservatives)

    07/06/2012 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | July 6th | By WILLIAM BERGSTROM
    A conservative federal judge appointed by Ronald Reagan said in an interview published Thursday that the Republican Party has gone “goofy” and that “these right-wingers who are blasting [Chief Justice John] Roberts are making a very serious mistake.” “I mean, what would you do if you were Roberts?” Judge Richard Posner, of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, told NPR. “All of a sudden you find out that the people that you thought were your friends have turned against you, they despise you, they mistreat you, they leak to the press, what do you do? Do you become more...
  • Conservative Wonderboy Grows Up, Embraces Obamacare and Philosophy

    07/03/2012 7:44:46 AM PDT · by edpc · 47 replies
    Atlantic Wire via Yahoo News ^ | 3 July 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    Like so many teenagers, Jonathan Krohn says he cringes when he thinks of some of the deeply uncool things he said when he was 13. Unlike most teenagers, Krohn said those things on camera in a speech at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference, making him a YouTube sensation. Now? Krohn tells Politico's Patrick Gavin he's not a conservative anymore. He likes gay marriage and Obamacare. He's going to New York University in the fall. He name drops German philosophers. But his old fans can't accept that he's changed. "Come on, I was thirteen," he told Politico. "I was thirteen."
  • I'm An American, AND PROUD AS HELL!

    07/01/2012 3:48:13 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 76 replies ^ | July 1, 2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    I'm An American, AND PROUD AS HELL!Thankfully I was born an American. Born in the greatest nation in the history of the world. But I became an American, slowly and decisively over my entire life, and these were but a few of my moments of decision; When my 92 year old great Grandfather, an immigrant for the bowels of depravity in Italy stood in a crowded church basement and took the pledge of allegiance to his beloved country to finally become a citizen, after struggling to overcome illiteracy and poverty, and raise a fine and honorable family. He had to...
  • Conservative Anger Growing Over Obamacare Decision

    07/01/2012 8:48:06 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 70 replies
    The Examiner ^ | June 30, 2012 | Byron York
    I ran into a prominent conservative member of Congress Friday night just before the huge storms moved through Washington. He was, he said, far angrier on the day after the Supreme Court Obamacare decision than he had been the moment he learned Chief Justice John Roberts had joined the Court’s liberal bloc to uphold the individual mandate at the heart of Obamacare. He didn’t resort to histrionics or profanity, but he was spitting mad — and his anger was growing, not diminishing. A short time later, I saw another conservative lawmaker who said much the same thing. And yet another...