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  • Watch Live - Trump Address Faith And Freedom Coalition

    06/10/2016 9:58:38 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 73 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 06/10/2016 | PBS
    hDonald Trump, Sen. Mitch McConnell and other speakers are set to address the 2016 Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is one of the largest events for religious conservative groups in the country. Trump’s speech marks an appeal to the evangelical voter base, whose support for Trump has taken some analysts by surprise. “Mr. Trump won a plurality of evangelical votes in the Republican primaries on his path to the nomination, and we welcome him to once again address members of Faith and Freedom and to express his views on the many issues of importance to...
  • Aborting the working class

    04/07/2016 3:55:37 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 4 replies
    TakiMag ^ | 3/6/16 | David Cole
    It would be an ignominious defeat worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy if abortion ends up being the issue that derails Trumpas the Tank Engine. By claiming that there would have to be “some form of punishment” levied against any woman who would dare get an abortion in Donald Trump’s Great-Again America, the poor bastard walked right into Chris Matthews’ well-crafted trap. In fact, he eagerly took bait that those he considers his lessers have been wise enough to pass up for years. All Republican presidential candidates in recent history—the “dummies,” the “failures,” the “disasters,” the ones who “got captured” in...
  • Could evangelicals be GOP kingmakers in 2016?

    12/24/2015 12:25:49 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 30 replies
    Dallas News ^ | December 23, 2015 | Josh Voorhees
    Leaders of the Christian right have found their man: Ted Cruz. In the past two weeks, the Texas senator has wracked up a string of high-profile endorsements from influential evangelical leaders, including Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown, and Family Leader chief Bob Vander Plaats. According to the National Review, many more are on the way.
  • Time for Conservative Cultural Surrender?

    10/15/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On Oct. 12, the Sunday edition of The Washington Post reported their "Election Lab" estimate that the Republicans will win six more seats in the House and eight more Senate seats, and projected it was 95 percent certain that Democrats will lose the Senate. But on NBC's "Meet the Press" that morning, newly installed host Chuck Todd stubbornly persisted in the usual Republicans-in-deep-trouble narrative. Based on the judicial failure to take up gay marriage cases, Todd previewed the program by asking, "Is it time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" Later, Todd underlined his point: "Whether it's on...
  • Rand Paul Says GOP Can't 'Completely Flip' On Same-Sex Marriage

    08/07/2014 2:14:58 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 08/07/2014 | Igor Bobic
    "The party can’t become the opposite of what it is," the libertarian-leaning senator said. "If you tell people from Alabama, Mississippi or Georgia, 'You know what, guys, we’ve been wrong, and we’re gonna be the pro-gay-marriage party,' they’re either gonna stay home or -- I mean, many of these people joined the Republican Party because of these social issues." "So I don’t think we can completely flip. But can we become, to use the overused term, a bigger tent?" he added. "I think we can and can agree to disagree on a lot of these issues. I think the party...
  • Reflections on America's fall, from CPAC 2014

    03/08/2014 2:23:40 AM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 10 replies
    WND ^ | March 7, 2014 | Matt Barber
    The question is not, “Is America falling?” but, rather, “Why is America falling?” I’m currently writing from CPAC 2014, the nation’s largest gathering of conservative political junkies. The event is being held at the beautiful Gaylord National hotel, adjacent the scenic shoreline of the historic Potomac River. We’re just a few short miles from Washington, D.C., which, at least for now, remains the modern-day equivalent of the Roman Empire. I say “at least for now” because America finds itself skipping along the primrose path to Rome’s ill-fated finale. I needn’t trouble you with evidence to that effect as this tragic...
  • The Fallacy of Being Economically but Not Morally Conservative

    03/02/2014 2:06:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Regular readers of my column know that I usually don’t use the words “conservative” and “liberal.” Why is that? Because those words in today’s lingo—like the words “love” and “democracy”—can mean almost anything you want. Unlike past times when precision in meanings was important, we have now produced a generation that no longer understands the historic or political meaning of those words. Within the population of the confused, however, my greatest disappointment is held for those who describe themselves as economically conservative, but socially liberal. But do they even know what that means? On the economics side, this is what...
  • Hot Topic: Should the GOP De-Emphasize Social Issues?

    02/07/2014 5:30:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 7, 2014 - 1:12 pm | (PJ Editors)
    For the last 10 days, we’ve had something of a running debate among GOP columnists on the question of whether Republicans should de-emphasize social issues as part of a broader political strategy to appeal to more voters. It began when Roger L. Simon penned a column titled “How Social Conservatives are Saving Liberalism (Barely).” Simon believes that social issues, specifically gay marriage, may keep Republicans from victory …
  • The GOP and Social Issues: Another Perspective

    01/30/2014 6:43:12 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 29, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On the question whether the Republican Party ought to de-emphasize social issues, I find myself more in the Bryan Preston camp than in Roger Simon’s. That’s ironic because, though I’m drawn to the logic of Bryan’s “Where do the surrenders end?” argument, the brute fact is: the political divide in the country has almost nothing to do with logic. It is, instead, about “us versus them.” Roger thus gets closer to the heart of the matter when he contends that “fairly or not,” opposition to gay marriage – today’s hotly contested social issue – is used “to paint the right...
  • The Country Party

    07/30/2013 10:47:51 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    NRO/The Corner ^ | July 29, 2013 | Yuval Levin
    In a characteristically superb column yesterday, Ross Douthat described our contemporary political situation in terms of the “court party” and “country party” — terms drawn from 17th-and 18th-century British politics that refer to a party that wields power for the benefit of elite players and institutions and an opposition that seeks more dispersed power for the benefit of a larger public. No historical analogy is ever perfectly apt, but this one is powerfully clarifying. Particularly as laid out by its foremost intellectual leader, Henry St. John (the Viscount Bolingbroke), the country party’s idea of an organized political opposition as well...
  • 'Fiscal' Conservatism Needs 'Social' Conservatism

    01/21/2013 9:48:38 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 176 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1-22-13 | Dennis Prager
    For some years now, we have been told about a major division within American conservatism: fiscal conservatives vs. social conservatives. This division is hurting conservatism and hurting America -- because the survival of American values depends on both fiscal and social conservatism. Furthermore, the division is logically and morally untenable. A conservative conserves all American values, not just economic ones. By "social conservatism," I am referring to the second and third components of what I call the American Trinity -- liberty, "In God We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum." It is worth noting that a similar bifurcation does not exist...
  • Divided We Stand (The case for social conservatism)

    11/10/2012 7:36:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | November 5, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A review of The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism, by Jeffrey Bell By Ramesh Ponnuru Posted November 5, 2012 Jeffrey Bell, a longtime conservative activist and former president of the Manhattan Institute, has written a book that attempts a novel reinterpretation of American social conservatism and of American exceptionalism. His thesis is that what distinguishes the U.S. from Europe, socially and politically, is the social conservative movement, a claim in which this movement's friends and foes alike may find merit. The distinctive characteristic of this movement, according to Bell, is literal belief in the most-quoted sentence of the...
  • Patton: 1965 'Tangle of Pathology' is a 2012 Reality

    02/21/2012 8:35:42 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 5 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | Doug Patton
    As the national media and the establishment of both parties begin their obligatory mocking of Rick Santorum — arguably the new GOP frontrunner — for his passionate yet well-reasoned defense of innocent human life, traditional marriage, fidelity, monogamy and conservative family values, it is worth noting that he is absolutely right about the havoc the sexual revolution and the welfare state have wrought upon America. In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then a Labor Department official, released an alarming report about the number of black children born to unwed mothers. The percentage at that time was 25 percent. In the years...
  • Santorum at Ave Maria - a small voice resonates

    02/21/2012 12:38:25 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 19 replies
    Ave Maria Living ^ | 2/21/2012 | staff
    It’s normal to wonder if anyone is paying attention. As humans, our lives don’t seem to have meaning absent our communications and interactions with others. And as Christians, the influence our own lives has on others is of great import; our salvation in some way depends on whether we are channels for and bearers of His love. This goal is summed up in the lyrics of the alma mater song for Ave Maria’s law school, the Ave Maria project (in its many forms) serves as a “beacon in darkness, voice for all to hear.” Of course we typically toil away...
  • The Effrontery of Rick Santorum (Why the media cannot tolerate social conservatism)

    02/21/2012 6:19:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/21/2012 | Rich Lowry
    The media has unleashed the hounds on Rick Santorum. He was last seen a step ahead of the braying pack, trying to explain that he hadn’t accused President Barack Obama of being a crypto-Muslim. The former Pennsylvania senator criticized the president’s environmentalism as representative of a “phony theology.” The press snipped the remark out of the context and played it as Santorum donning his finest Grand Inquisitor garb and reading the president of the United States out of the Christian faith. This followed immediately upon an ill-considered joke by Santorum backer Foster Friess about aspirin as a contraceptive that drove...
  • Conservatives Can Win on Social Issues

    02/20/2012 3:51:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Santorum showed up yesterday on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer. And, folks, it was like Bob Schieffer, who's, what, 90? Ninety-two? Bob Schieffer talking to Rick Santorum actually appeared as though Schieffer thought Santorum was from Mars. It was a space alien. What he thought, the things he had said, Schieffer could not believe that there was a human being alive on this planet who could think that way, who believed these things. He was shocked. He was stunned. And it goes to show the Republican establishment, clearly the Democrat Party establishment, do not have the...
  • Social Issues Are Not Going Away in 2012 (Social conservatives have best chance to win elections!)

    10/02/2011 10:04:12 PM PDT · by Sun · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2011 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Republican Bob Turner won handily over the Democratic candidate in a district that no a Republican has won since 1923. His opponent's vote in favor of same-sex "marriage" in the New York legislature played an important role in the Republican's victory. Every significant GOP candidate for president is pro-life; snip Social conservatives make up a significant percentage of the Tea Party movement snip With 33 Senate seats up for grabs in 2012, the Democrats will have to defend 23 while the Republicans must defend only 10, snip When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) called on conservatives to declare a "truce"...
  • When the President Leaves Out 3 Times On Purpose “Endowed by Their Creator”

    03/08/2011 9:33:58 AM PST · by justsaynomore · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/8/11 | Herman Cain on Greta
    Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain told Greta Van Susteren tonight, “When the President of the United States leaves out three times on purpose “endowed by their creator” something’s wrong. And, that’s what social conservatives and others are pushing back on.” Herman Cain says our culture is being attacked as well as our economy being destroyed. http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/03/herman-cain-when-president-leaves-out-3-times-on-purpose-endowed-by-their-creator-somethings-wrong-video/
  • Jindal, Santorum Denounce Truce on Abortion, Social Issues

    02/25/2011 8:28:15 AM PST · by julieee · 5 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 25, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Jindal, Santorum Denounce Truce on Abortion, Social Issues Washington, DC -- Without naming names, to top Republicans have joined in on the condemnation of the idea Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels puts forward saying there should be a truce on social issues like abortion so the next president can deal with the economy. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/25/jindal-santorum-denounce-truce-on-abortion-social-issues/
  • What Will GOProud Bring to the Conservative Table?

    02/11/2011 2:05:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2011 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    There's been a whole lot of talking going on regarding GOProud's participation and sponsorship of this year's CPAC convention. There've been numerous pundits spouting off about it. There've been interviews galore on the subject. There've been memos. There've been boycotts. There's been a lot of liberal drooling over the prospect of a conservative split of gigantic proportion. Yet, there is something fundamental missing in this big, fat heap of internecine squabbling. What will GOProud bring to the conservative table? So far, fiscal conservatives of the libertarian bent have sought to shame social conservatives into silence and forced acceptance of GOProud....