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  • Is ‘Donaldus Dealus’ the savior of Western Society?

    01/23/2016 7:13:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/23/16 | Judi McLeod
    Trump is the unstoppable rising star of his own celebrity cult. Everyone knows his name, but not necessarily all the components of his game. There can be little doubt about ‘The Donald’ now being “all the rage”. Any media scribes, including the 24 National Review ones impertinently questioning whether Trump’s really a conservative are branded as “conservative coyotes”. It’s an era of long knives, one in which you don’t always know the direction from which the next shiv is coming ; an era in which more than ever seeking public office means your mother, father, or wife get dragged into...
  • Bernard Goldberg: Conservative Purists Could Cost the GOP the White House in 2016

    09/01/2015 3:49:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 105 replies
    National Review ^ | September 1, 2015 | Bernard Goldberg
    ... While 26 percent of Republicans say they would never vote for Trump, only 11 percent of Democrats say they would never vote for Clinton. Democrats dont have the same kind of ideologically pure wing that has hurt GOP presidential candidates in the past. Democrats, it seems, are more practical. They may prefer Bernie Sanders, or one of the others, but when push comes to shove, almost all of them will vote for Clinton. Why? They want to win. I recently received an e-mail from someone named Carl who described himself as a conservative Christian, and he wrote, "I have...
  • Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Successor

    10/23/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 252 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/23/2014 | KARYN BRUGGEMAN
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP. But on Wednesday, Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin's endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly resigned and is embroiled in a highly contested race for reelection to a second full...
  • Romney: I'll Keep Parts of Obamacare

    09/09/2012 7:28:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 223 replies
    <p>Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has called for scrapping President Barack Obama's 2010 U.S. healthcare law, said in remarks aired on Sunday that he likes key parts of "Obamacare" despite his party's loathing of it and wants to retain them.</p>
  • FR, the pro-God "purist" site that RINOs love to hate

    08/14/2012 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 325 replies
    Aug 14, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Well, folks, it happens every four years or so. The presidential election cycle really brings out the RINOS. I have to state and restate FR's positions more and more frequently, because the true blue RINO types simply cannot stand that a conservative site will not support a gun grabbing, abortionist, homosexualist, big government statist. Last cycle it was Rudy McRomney. Boy, did we ever catch hell for not supporting the big RINOs of the day. Hundreds of true blue RINO supporters fled grassroots conservative FR in disgust when they couldn't get their way and called us every name in the...
  • The rhyme and reason of Sarah Palin's endorsements

    06/04/2010 9:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | June 4, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    After a stretch in which an endorsement from Sarah Palin was considered a rarity, the former Alaska governor has become something of an endorsement machine as of late. In the past week alone, she has endorsed four candidates, ranging from a tea party contender for Senate in her home state of Alaska to the GOP establishment favorite for Iowa governor. Palin has backed both clear winners and decided long-shots; she's weighed in on behalf of "mama grizzlies," but an extra X chromosome doesn't necessarily mean an automatic endorsement (see Hutchison, Kay Bailey). Some candidates (such as former Redskins tight end...
  • Another RNC Beg Letter

    12/19/2009 11:36:30 AM PST · by Noumenon · 40 replies · 879+ views
    The RNC ^ | December 4, 2009 | Michael Steele
    The head weasel at the RNC tells that I have a choice to make. To whit: 'Will Barack Obama continue to have Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid majorities in Concress to ram through his radical leftist agenda of curtailed freedoms and government expansion, or... ...will our Party's commonsense conservative candidates prevail next November and roll back the left-wing gains that are threatening our prosperity and liberty?' Well, you have to admire their sheer nerve and effrontery in making this sort of play for my wallet. The letter mentions New Jersey and Virginia as signal victories, but they somehow forgot to mention their...
  • How do FreeRepublic Conservatives recover ground for their Presidential retreat?

    05/01/2009 2:54:54 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 110 replies · 3,951+ views
    1 May 2009 | Self
    Wondering how all the anti-Republican "I'm not gonna vote for McCain" folks think about about what they got? What do these same . . . true believers . . . believe is in store for us during the mid-term elections?
  • To the GOP's self-righteous Purists

    03/05/2008 10:14:20 PM PST · by RussP · 362 replies · 2,174+ views ^ | March 5th, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    ... If there's a single thread that runs through the e-mails I receive from peevish Republicans, it's that none of the current candidates possesses the conservative purity of Ronald Reagan. One could almost get the idea that Dutch was betrayed by Pontius Pilate and crucified on Calvary. But that wasn't exactly the case. The fact of the matter is that Gov. Reagan gave Gov. Jerry Brown a run for his money or should I say our money? when it came to raising taxes here in California. But, in spite of the additional revenue, he was responsible in large...
  • Calling all GOP Purists: It's time to support John McCain

    03/04/2008 12:01:44 PM PST · by jdm · 328 replies · 1,175+ views
    Red State ^ | March 04, 2008 | by Alexham
    Barring a political miracle, Senator John McCain will win the GOP primaries in Texas and Ohio today, and most likely garner enough delegates to lock up our party's presidential nomination. I know many of you aren't thrilled about supporting McCain, and some of y'all have even made blood oaths that you will never vote for "that man." And trust me. I get it. I know exactly where y'all are coming from. For some, it was McCain's opposition to President Bush's tax cuts. For others, it was McCain's cheerleading for patently unconstitutional campaign-finance legislation. For social conservatives, it was McCain's support...
  • Bush: happy for Cheney's gay daughter pregnancy

    12/16/2006 11:22:33 AM PST · by Blackirish · 806 replies · 11,311+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/15/06
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney's pregnant lesbian daughter Mary will make a "fine mom," President George W. Bush said, sidestepping his past comment that a child ideally would be raised by a mother and father. Mary Cheney, 37, and her longtime partner, Heather Poe, are expecting their first child, which would be the sixth grandchild for the vice president. Cheney was hired last year as an executive for America Online. "I think Mary is going to be a loving soul to her child. And I'm happy for her," Bush said in an interview with People magazine.
  • CA: Rigid conservatives not the only Republicans

    02/29/2004 9:51:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 179+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/29/04 | Lawrence M. Higby - New Majority
    <p>From reading Steven Greenhut's last column ["RINOplasty," Commentary, Feb. 22], I could only surmise that he enjoys the minority status that Republicans are currently confronted with in both houses of the state Legislature. He must also like knowing that San Francisco liberals can put just about any silly piece of legislation on the governor's desk, where, up until a few months ago, there was a Democrat there to sign it.</p>

    02/10/2004 4:59:23 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 159 replies · 647+ views ^ | February 8, 2004 | Kim Weissman
    February 8, 2004TEN REASONS FOR REPUBLICANS TO SIT OUT THE 2004 ELECTION: Conservatives are in a lather over various domestic policies of the Bush administration, and many are threatening to sit out the 2004 election and not vote at all. And who can blame them? After all, its been a decade since New Gingrich and his merry band of reformers won control of the House from the democrats who dominated that body for the previous 40 years. In the decade that republicans have controlled the House (and most of that time, the Senate also), our federal government has grown...
  • Note to Arnie-bots: If Arnold is a "Fiscal Conservative", so is Howard Dean

    08/13/2003 6:08:57 PM PDT · by nwrep · 101 replies · 593+ views
    Various | August 13, 2003 | nwrep
    The self-delusion of some star-struck conservatives here is stunning. In the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, they insisted Arnold was a fiscal conservative, just because he said so. This arrogant proclamation, with no evidence to back it up, was enough for these Arnold-bots. Then today, he dropped a bomb-shell and declared tax-loving, Hillary Clinton supporter Warren Buffett as his economic advisor. When faced with such repudiation of their fantasy, one expects most people to concede their mistake. But not the Arnie-bots. They still insist Arnold is a conservative, just because he has chosen a billionaire to head his...