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  • The Conservative Movement Needs A Real Leader: Ben Sasse Fits The Bill (BS Barf Alert!)

    05/21/2017 12:12:44 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | May 21, 2017 | Jay Caruso
    It’s ironic to think with Republicans holding the presidency as well as control of the House and Senate the conservative movement would still be in need of a national leader. The election of Donald Trump effectively made him the head of the Republican Party. For conservatives who accept the reality of the Trump presidency but who reject him as a conservative leader, people like Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell haven’t exactly been inspiring. There is one person who balances the task of delivering to conservatives intellectual leadership, without making it all about himself and that is Nebraska...
  • Were Our Founding Fathers Racist? The Slaves are 3/5ths of a Person Debate

    02/10/2017 12:25:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    RedState ^ | July 18, 2010 | Jeff Dunetz
    Many in the progressive world, believe that our founding fathers were racist. As their evidence they point to Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution: “ Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.” To the liberals, the 3/5th figure is an indication that our founding fathers...
  • Banned from RedState.com. What's up with them?

    09/09/2016 2:52:24 PM PDT · by The_Harlequin · 29 replies
    vanity post | 09/09/16 | The Harlequin
    I don't know much about these guys, their staff or their particular brand of politics. But I sense some sort of group-think mindset that comes off like they're some kind of political cult. Am I over-reacting? I was being critical of some of the neverTrump entries. I thought it was pretty mild. Apparently someone else did not. No explanation was offered.
  • Katie Pavlich: 'There Aren't as Many Conservatives in the Country as We Thought'

    08/15/2016 4:40:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 119 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-14-2016 | Christian Toto
    The weekend's last RedState Gathering panel tried to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of the Trump Revolution. Only reality kept getting in the way. Katie Pavlich, a Townhall editor and Fox News contributor, spoke what was probably on many attendees' minds Sunday. She clearly didn't take any joy in putting it out there. "There aren't as many conservatives in the country as we thought there were," Pavlich said during the last of three intellectually packed days in Denver. The rise of Donald Trump, compounded with avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, made that all too clear over the past...
  • ‘The GOP Is Over’: Glenn Beck Speaks At The Red State Gathering

    08/14/2016 10:45:44 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 12, 2016
    Radio host Glenn Beck had a dire message for those hoping to hear a pep talk at the Red State Gathering of Republicans in Denver on Friday. “The GOP is over,” said Beck, hours before his keynote speech that was supposed to unify conservatives at the conference. Beck spoke at the gathering, meant to organize grassroots Republicans operations just 90 days from the November election. He scolded conservatives as more and more Republicans try to distance themselves from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • Five Observations from the RedState Gathering

    08/14/2016 5:22:00 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 50 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2016 | Tim Alberta
    Denver — Some 500 conservative activists convened here over the weekend for the annual RedState Gathering, an event that traditionally functions as a pep rally for the Republican grassroots. This year, though, it felt like a funeral. The mood was decidedly dour as attendees spoke — from the main stage, at their tables, and over adult beverages — in disbelieving tones about the state of the presidential race and the inadequacies of their party’s nominee, Donald Trump. The event offered a unique window into how conservative activists are coping with 2016, and how they might hope to pick up the...
  • Disgusting. Paul Ryan to Headline #NeverTrump Conference 3 Days After Primary

    08/08/2016 9:04:05 PM PDT · by stilloftyhenight · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/8/16 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan hopes to survive his primary contest against conservative businessman Paul Nehlen on Tuesday. Then on Friday he will headline the #NeverTrump Redstate Gathering in Denver, Colorado. Speaker Paul Ryan, TV host Glenn Beck, and Lyin Ted Cruz will headline the August Redstate #NeverTrump conference in Denver.
  • Top libertarian legal scholars: Johnson and Weld are moderates, not libertarians

    08/01/2016 3:49:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    RedState ^ | July 29, 2016 | southernconstitutionalist
    Even if you only occasionally frequent law commentary online, you have probably heard of Ilya Shapiro of the CATO Institute, as he is one of the most prominent voices on libertarian perspectives on the law today. Shapiro took it upon himself to respond ... to recent comments made by Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld.
  • Beck, Cruz, Sasse, Ryan and Fellow #NeverTrumpers to Hold Conference in August

    07/27/2016 5:40:59 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 27,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Noted #NeverTrumpers Glenn (Cheeto-face) Beck, Lyin Ted Cruz, Ben Sasse, Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Carly Fiorina, Ken Cuccinelli, Katie Pavlich, Guy Benson, Hugh Hewitt and Erick Erickson are the featured speakers at the annual RedState gathering in Denver in August.
  • Erick Ericson: I Now Believe Donald Trump Is On Track to Win the Presidency

    07/25/2016 5:20:51 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 85 replies
    Conservative News 24/7 ^ | Erick Ericson
    I have said repeatedly, over and over, ad nauseum that I do not believe Donald Trump will win the Presidency. Yes, it has always been possible, but it has been very, very improbable that this would happen. I have also said repeatedly that events can change things. And events are now changing things rapidly. Those rapidly changing events are a staggering intervention into the political process by aggressive Trump supporters I never anticipated and only in the last few months realize they were there. They have mobilized, are unwavering in their support, and will say and do anything to get...
  • Senator Ted Cruz’s Powerful Response to the FBI’s Decision Regarding Clinton’s Email Scandal

    07/05/2016 7:06:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 180 replies
    Red State ^ | July 5, 2016 | Susan Wright
    As a Constitutional lawyer, Texas Senator Ted Cruz knows a thing or two about the law. As a conservative senator, he knows what a tank of sharks Washington, D.C. can be. After today’s announcement by FBI Director James Comey that Hillary Clinton would skate on charges of wrongdoing, in regards to her hiding, destroying, and total mishandling of sensitive emails, Senator Cruz made a strong statement. From his Facebook page, and in its entirety: While I have tremendous respect for the dedicated men and women of the FBI, I have serious concerns about the integrity of Director Comey’s decision, and...
  • Shapiro's Fiery Speech At Western Conservative Summit: People Who Sacrifice Conservatism On The

    07/04/2016 10:52:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 7/3/16 | Robert Kraychuck
    The Western Conservative Summit, organized by the Centennial Institute of Colorado Christian University, convened this weekend, with luminaries speaking including prospective GOP nominee Donald Trump, Senators Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, TV star Phil Robertson, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, radio hosts Dennis Prager, Hugh Hewitt, and Erick Erickson, and Daily Wire Editor-in Chief Ben Shapiro. The video of Shapiro's previous appearance at the summit two years ago is the most widely-viewed video of any speech ever given at the summit, and this time was no different; of all the speeches given, Shapiro's speech was...
  • GOPe Conservative Pundits Should Relocate to Realville

    06/11/2016 4:43:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Realville, as Rush often says, is where he lives. That’s a place without blinkers or rose-colored glasses. That’s actually where we all live, though some of us prefer to deny it. That is, until reality bites. Then our wishful thinking or willful ignorance dashes upon the hard rock of unforgiving reality. The crackup always smarts. Thus is the case with the 2016 presidential election. There’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In other words, there’s Column A and Column B. That’s the choice. Column C is fairyland. Come November, tens of millions of voters will flock to the polls to choose...
  • I’m not the right person to challenge Trump and Hillary... (David French)

    06/05/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2016 | David French
    Here is a sentence I never thought I’d type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world.
  • 'Red State' Editors Supoort Democrat Mob Attacks on American Trump Supporters (trunc.)

    06/05/2016 12:01:29 PM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 4. 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Embittered "#NeverTrump" consultants and bloggers are ragging on Republican voters who support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump telling them they "deserve to be beaten" as Americans are chased down and assaulted for merely attending a political rally.
  • #NeverTrump Leader Ben Howe Mocks Defenseless Woman Attacked by Mob at Trump Rally

    06/05/2016 8:35:25 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Breitbrt Big Government ^ | June 3, 2016 | Dustin Sockton
    Ben Howe, a leader of the dwindling so-called #NeverTrump group of moderate bloggers, pundits, and political consultants on the right, mocked the defenseless woman in San Jose whom protesters pelted with bottles, eggs, and food on Thursday night. Howe, who is a RedState contributing editor, has been leading the growingly embarrassing so-called #NeverTrump movement of moderate “movement conservative” political consultants, pundits, and bloggers upset over Trump’s victory in the Republican primary. When he received backlash over his mocking of the woman covered in egg yolks thanks to anti-Trump protesters, he aimed to draw a moral equivalence between a woman being...
  • #NeverTrump Leader Ben Howe Mocks Defenseless Woman Attacked by Mob at Trump Rally

    06/03/2016 2:22:28 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jun 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    Ben Howe, a leader of the dwindling so-called #NeverTrump group of moderate bloggers, pundits, and political consultants on the right, mocked the defenseless woman in San Jose whom protesters pelted with bottles, eggs, and food on Thursday night.
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Domenech: Beck, Erickson ‘Useful Idiots,’ ‘They Are Stupid and Both Men Should Be Ashamed’

    05/22/2016 2:47:07 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 May 2016
    Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, calls Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson “useful idiots” regarding their defense of Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. From The Federalist: Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson have both written pieces in response to this week’s meeting with Facebook – Beck as someone who attended, Erick as someone who didn’t. Both suggest the same thing about the conservative relationship with Facebook: that criticizing the corporate entity for its obvious bias in its news curation is an act of hypocrisy and nothing more than a Jesse Jackson-style shakedown. These are the complaints of useful idiots. They...
  • Rick Perry Attacked for Keeping His Word

    05/14/2016 6:36:09 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 14, 2016 | Bob Price
    Unlike some of the other former candidates, Rick Perry is keeping his word and has pledged his support for the apparent nominee, Donald Trump. Texas’ longest serving governor is now being attacked for honoring his promise to the voters that he would support the eventual nominee of the party. In September 2015, Gov. Perry was asked in a post-campaign interview if he would support Donald Trump by the Austin American-Statesman’s Jonathan Tilove... Perry’s answer, “Sure. Whoever comes out of that Republican field I’m going to be supporting...” Now, outlets like Red State and National Review are attacking the governor for...