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  • Republicans Are Blowing It

    10/19/2017 5:24:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    After eight years in the wilderness, Republicans have a president who will sign nearly anything they put in front of him. You’d think they’d revel in the opportunity to pass legislation they’d been dreaming of codifying in law, but you’d be wrong. Rather than attempt to implement the ideas on which they’d campaigned and won on, they’re staring blankly like a poker player who over-bet with a pair of twos and had his bluff called. But it’s not just elected Republicans; it’s the entire conservative movement that's dropped the ball. After eight years in exile, where are the innovations,...
  • Romney for Secretary of State? [Vanity]

    11/22/2016 1:58:27 PM PST · by Piranha · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | November 22, 2016 | Piranha
    The Wall Street Journal recently posted that Mitt Romney is emerging as the leading candidate to be Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Obviously we all know Romney is the poster child for GOPe, and that for whatever reason he threw his debates against Obama in 2012. Personally, I would like to see him lead a task force to eliminate vast numbers of Federal regulations, but it is not up to me. In this thread I am concerned with Foreign Policy and nothing else. Where can we expect Romney to differ from what we expect from President Trump on...
  • Trump, Republicans and the 'Principles' Question

    09/05/2016 10:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    All #NeverTrump conservatives maintain that their decision to never vote for Donald Trump is guided by their principles. I have no doubt that this is true. But some of them seem to imply, or at least might think, that conservatives who vote for Trump have abandoned their principles. Indeed, the charge of compromising on principle is explicitly levied at Republican politicians and members of the Republican "establishment" who support Trump. I cannot speak for all conservatives who are voting for Trump, but I can speak for many in making this assertion: We have the same principles as the #NeverTrumpers, especially...
  • Donald Trump, Bill Whittle and Republican Principles

    05/11/2016 2:10:31 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 11, 2016 | Dan Miller
    In 2012, after Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, Bill Whittle delivered an address on Republican principles. The Timid Republican Party has substantially ignored those principles and is not guided by them. Party candidates nevertheless continue to mouth them at election time. Perhaps they understand what the voters want and recite their fealty to get their votes. Once safely in office, they revert to ignoring those same principles.During the current Republican nomination process, the Establishment has chastised Donald Trump for not being a "real" Republican and not adhering to Republican principles -- the principles which they themselves ignore, by which he...
  • After Years of False Alarms, the 'Conservative Crackup' Has Arrived

    01/27/2016 10:30:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    I've been hearing about the impending "conservative crackup" for nearly 25 years. The term was coined by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the founder of the American Spectator. He meant that conservatism had lost its philosophical coherence. But the phrase almost instantly became a catchall for any prediction of the right's imminent demise or dissolution. These dire prophesies always reminded me of those "Free Beer Tomorrow" signs. As Annie sings, tomorrow is "always a day away." Well, thanks to Donald Trump, tomorrow may be here. There's a fierce internecine battle over whether to oppose Trump's run, passively accept his popularity, or...
  • McAllister: Time for Conservatives to Make a Choice

    01/21/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by Isara · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 21st, 2016 | D.C. McAllister
    It’s pretty clear Donald Trump isn’t a conservative. The problem is many voters in the Republican Party think he is. These voters are real, they care about the constitutional principles that make America exceptional, and Trump needs them. He can’t afford to have the base of the Republican Party leave him for Ted Cruz.This is why he needed Sarah Palin’s endorsement. This is why he went to Liberty University and talked about “2 Corinthians.” This is why Cruz’s comment about New York values was problematic for him. Many pundits made the mistake after the last debate of thinking the comment...
  • 'Father Of Conservative Activism' Endorses Ted Cruz

    01/11/2016 7:15:23 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 11, 2016 | Thomas McArdle
    ...Leadership Institute founder and president Morton Blackwell has now enthusiastically endorsed Iowa frontrunner Ted Cruz....Among the criteria Blackwell outlined for a candidate were "a record of personal activism and leadership for conservative principles," being "surrounded by people notable for their firm commitment to conservative principles," fighting hard "for conservative principles when it appeared to be a losing battle," a lack of flip-flopping on policy positions, and "helping conservative organizations and working to elect conservative candidates."On Friday, Blackwell named the candidate he believes has met those concerns. "I have decided to endorse Ted Cruz and to urge other serious conservatives to...
  • Three Distinct Parallels Between Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz

    12/25/2015 1:24:55 PM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Soshable ^ | December 25, 2015 | JD Rucker
    Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House than Ted Cruz. As The Atlantic points out, the sentiment from voters is very similar to what was happening in 1979 and 1980. The Judeo-Christian right had...
  • Clinton began her campaign by denouncing the big money flowing into out politics.That just got a lot

    04/25/2015 1:23:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate First Principles ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Dickerson
    New information about donations to Hillary Clinton’s family foundation and her husband have her on the defensive. It’s also going to make it harder to go on offense.When Clinton announced her campaign, she outlined four big fights she would take on. One of the pillars of her pitch was that she wanted to fix “our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment.”This position has political appeal. Voters think the system is rigged, and they think big money helps those in power keep it rigged. For a...
  • Because I'm a [faux] Conservative I support the liberal platform ZOT!

    03/23/2015 6:44:37 AM PDT · by Kaled · 144 replies
    An Incredibly Minor Public Figure ^ | 03-15-2015 | Michael Charney
    Because I'm a Conservative, I believe in a strong separation of church and state. As Eliade wrote in The Sacred and the Profane, "the sacred always manifests itself as a reality of a wholly different order from 'natural' realities." We do a disservice to the truly sacred when we force it into Caesar's world. What is sacred to me is between myself and my Maker--and forcing that into the public square diminishes both of Us. Because I'm a Conservative, I care about the environment. Whether prompted by the Bible or by our own sense of morality (itself a part of...
  • U.S. Expects Israel to 'Stick to Democratic Principles'

    11/24/2014 2:33:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 11/24/14 | Elad Benari
    The controversial Jewish State Law on Monday elicited a response from Washington. Jeff Rathke, a spokesman for the State Department, did not condemn or denounce the law, but did say that "Israel is a Jewish and democratic state and all its citizens should enjoy equal rights. We expect Israel to stick to its democratic principles." Earlier on Monday, the coalition decided to postpone by a week the Knesset plenum vote on two versions of the Jewish State bill, one of which was proposed by MK Ze'ev Elkin (Likud), and the other by MKs Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and Robert Ilatov...
  • Joe Heck will not be bullied into amnesty!

    06/06/2014 12:24:25 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Friends of Joe Heck ^ | Tom McAllister
    Have you seen the front page of the Las Vegas Sun website today? Erin Bilbray’s liberal activist friends over at Occupy CIR have literally covered it with attack ads against Dr. Joe Heck over his stance on immigration reform. Joe has been clear that we need real solutions to improve our broken immigration system – but he will NOT be bullied into amnesty by Erin Bilbray and her liberal activist friends. We cannot let Erin Bilbray and her liberal activist friends get away with these purely partisan attacks!
  • 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...
  • Test Your Knowledge of Basic Economics...

    12/05/2013 9:01:24 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
  • The Founders Would Not Be Thankful For These 10 Things

    11/28/2013 2:52:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 124 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    The principles America was founded on have paved the way for the freedoms and privileges each citizen is thankful for today. At the heart of conservatism, is the recognition that many of these founding ideals are worth fighting to preserve. In the words of John Quincy Adams: "Posterity--you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it." So in the spirit of preserving today’s blessings for tomorrow’s Americans, let’s take a look at ten things the Founding Fathers would be fighting against in the 21st century....
  • Celebrating Lincoln's Words and Ideas

    11/19/2013 7:06:53 AM PST · by loveliberty2 · 41 replies
    Abraham Lincoln Online ^ | April 6, 1859 | Abraham Lincoln
    Springfield, Ills, April 6, 1859 Messrs. Henry L. Pierce, & others. Gentlemen Your kind note inviting me to attend a Festival in Boston, on the 13th. Inst. in honor of the birth-day of Thomas Jefferson, was duly received. My engagements are such that I can not attend. Bearing in mind that about seventy years ago, two great political parties were first formed in this country, that Thomas Jefferson was the head of one of them, and Boston the head-quarters of the other, it is both curious and interesting that those supposed to descend politically from the party opposed to Jefferson...
  • Weekend Report: 'Butler' Repeats, Newcomers All Open Below $10 Million

    08/25/2013 7:27:13 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 15 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 25 August 2013 | Ray Subers
    On a very slow late-August weekend, Lee Daniels' The Butler easily held on to the top spot at the box office. We're the Millers also continued to play well, while all three new nationwide releases opened to less than $10 million. Overall, the Top 12 earned an estimated $91.6 million. That's up 10 percent from the same weekend last year, when The Expendables 2 led with a weak $13.4 million. With good reviews and strong word-of-mouth, The Butler fell 31 percent to an estimated $17 million. In comparison, The Help dropped 23 percent at the same point in its run...
  • A new masonic Pope imbued with Italian and humanitarian principles...

    08/06/2013 8:21:17 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 20 replies
    La Salette JOurney ^ | August 6, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    A new masonic Pope imbued with Italian and humanitarian principles to corrupt the Church from within? Michael Brown over at Spirit Daily is carrying a link to a National Catholic Reporter article suggesting that a revolution has quietly begun at the Vatican. See here. For centuries the Freemasons have been working to infiltrate the Vatican and to install their own Pope while emphasizing a "social gospel." What is the "Social Gospel"? Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich was shown this secular humanism which would disguise itself as Christianity: "...this church was born without a Saviour, good works without faith, the communion of...
  • ‘Ender’s Game’ Author Speaks Out on Boycott of Movie Version Over His Anti-Gay Marriage Statements

    07/09/2013 4:25:52 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 87 replies
    Yahoo Movie Talk ^ | July 9th, 2013 | Mark Deming
    The author of the novel "Ender's Game" has spoken out about the controversy that's flared up over the upcoming movie adaptation in the past few days, but he doesn't sound eager to smooth ruffled feathers, declaring the statements that angered fans are "moot." Geeks OUT, a group that "rallies, empowers, and promotes the queer geek community," are calling for a boycott of the "Ender's Game" movie based on statements about gay marriage made by Orson Scott Card, who wrote the much-loved young adult sci-fi novel in 1985. Card, a strongly outspoken opponent of gay marriage, wrote of the subject in...
  • Obama: Ramadan Time to ‘Celebrate the Principles That Bind People of Different Faiths’

    07/08/2013 7:56:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/8/13 | Bridget Johnson
    Happy Ramadan from President Obama: With the start of the sacred month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world. For the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion. It is also an opportunity for family and friends to come together and celebrate the principles that bind people of different faiths – a commitment to peace, justice, equality and compassion towards our fellow human beings. These bonds are far stronger