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  • Commentary: How Ted Cruz supporters differ from Donald Trump fans

    01/14/2016 11:17:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Chicago Tribune | January 14, 2016 | Albert R. Hunt, Bloomberg View
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  • BRING IT ON: Why The Washington Establishment Hates and Fears Ted Cruz

    10/25/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | October 25, 2015 | John Tutten
    You can always tell when the Washington statists really fear something. They become like jackals on a carcass in the savannah, tearing and ripping at it until there is nothing left. Anything or anyone that might upset the symbiosis between the political hacks and their corporate cronies must be eliminated. After all, they worked very hard to put this self-serving, freedom killing mechanism in place. No idea or outsider can be allowed to interfere with the unending orgy of money and power. There really is just one party in Washington today. Yes, we still have Democrats and Republicans, but when...
  • Conservatives to 2016 GOP field: Defy us at your own peril

    09/26/2015 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 3:27 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin
    The Republican Party’s conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehner’s stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril. Religious activists forcefully conveyed this message Saturday: embrace our uncompromising stance against abortion rights and gay marriage, among other priorities, even if doing so risks a federal government shutdown. An emboldened conservative movement signals fresh trouble for White House candidates viewed by the party’s frustrated base as insufficiently committed to their cause. Chief among them is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Conservatives are on fire at the moment,” said Gary Bauer,...
  • ICYMI: Sen. Ted Cruz in Des Moines: End the War on Faith in America

    08/22/2015 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies ^ | 08/22/15
    Over 2,500 Iowans Rally for Religious LibertyHOUSTON, Texas — Last night, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hosted a Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IA, calling attention to the religious persecution of Christian business owners and employees who have been sanctioned by their government because of their religious beliefs. Joining Sen. Cruz at the rally were: Dick and Betty Odgaard, Barronelle Stutzman, Aaron and Melissa Klein, Blaine Adamson, Senior Master Sergeant (Retired) Phillip Monk, Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, and Naghmeh Abedini. Video of the rally is available here. A roundup of press coverage of the rally appears...
  • Why Americans want more religion in their politics

    11/04/2014 1:54:07 PM PST · by DNewsNatl · 74 replies
    Deseret News National Edition ^ | 11/3/2014 | Chad Connelly, Religion News Service
    Among Republicans, the numbers are even more dramatic: 59 percent said that they believe that churches should speak out on the political issues of the day; 53 percent don’t believe that political leaders spend enough time talking about their faith; and 72 percent believe that it is important that members of Congress have strong religious beliefs. Clearly, they want to get a better sense of the faith that animates a politician’s values and how grounded they are in their faith. Many Americans have come to understand that if you know about a candidate’s faith then you can get a pretty...
  • Ted Cruz Handling Hecklers ~ Vanity

    09/27/2014 3:49:45 PM PDT · by GraceG · 47 replies
    I was watching Ted Cruz ar the Values Summit. He was heckled several times by RINO/DNC plants inthe audience and handled them with class and even turned it around on the dummies.
  • Rick Santorum Criticizes Ted Cruz's Comments At Christian Event

    09/25/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 25th, 2014 | By Brett LoGiurato
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday criticized comments in US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made earlier this month i n a speech that critics have said was unnecessarily confrontational toward a Middle Eastern Christian group. "We have a responsibility to stand by people who are being persecuted," Santorum told Business Insider in a wide-ranging interview in New York. "This shouldn't be an ideological test — well, you have to agree with us on all of these things, or else we won't be with you. No, we're going to be with you if you are a religious minority that's...
  • A Study in Contrasts for Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

    09/26/2014 3:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 26, 2014 | Michael Scherer
    Two potential presidential candidates come to a conservative Christian cattle call.Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, two Tea Party senators in the hunt for the White House, find themselves in a nearly identical position these days. Both sons of celebrated conservative leaders, they regularly speak at the same events, criticize the same Democratic President with a similar message of back-to-basics constitutionalism, and poll nationally at about 10% among Republicans in the way-too-early 2016 polls. But on Friday, as conservative Christians gathered in Washington for the Values Voter Summit, their differences were far more apparent than their similarities. Paul stood behind the...
  • Cruz, Jindal shine as Paul fades

    09/27/2014 5:43:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 26, 2014, 05:11 pm | Alexandra Jaffe and Cameron Joseph
    It was Ted Cruz's party at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Friday.The Texas Republican senator began the event with a deeply religious and emotional speech, pacing the stage and speaking with the cadence of a preacher, repeatedly rallying the crowd to its feet and jumping into an eager throng of supporters after his address. ADVERTISEMENT But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal emerged as a surprising star of the conference with an alternately fiery and funny address to the crowd Friday evening, which brought them to their feet for a standing ovation with his closing declaration that “we are ready...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz captivates Values Voter Summit (video at source)

    09/26/2014 5:54:35 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies ^ | KATIE GLUECK
    Rand Paul talked foreign policy. Rick Santorum decried flagging family values. Michele Bachmann called for war on radical Islam. But it was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas who captivated the crowd of social conservatives in Washington Friday, again showcasing his appeal with that critical part of the GOP should he run in 2016. The Values Voter conference offered an early glimpse of what’s sure to be a spirited battle for the allegiance of Christian conservatives in 2016. In a half-hour speech, the Lone Star State Republican quoted “Amazing Grace” and cited Psalms; Cruz shared a personal story about how his...
  • Sarah Palin to Speak at Values Voter Summit (also Jindal, Cruz, Paul, other presidential possibles)

    09/20/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Values Voters Summit next week in Washington, D.C.
  • Values Voter-Style Candidate Ken Cuccinelli Rebounds in Virginia Governor's Race

    10/31/2013 4:17:00 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 31, 2013 | Tyler O'Neil
    In a battleground state where Democrats label religious faith as too extreme, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, known for his strong support of homeschooling, pro-life, and other values voter issues, has tightened the Virginia governor's race, nearly catching up to Democrat Terry McAuliffe and perhaps making the race "too close to call." The new poll from Quinnipiac University, released Wednesday, found McAuliffe ahead at 45 percent to Cuccinelli's 41 percent, but it also discovered that if Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis were not in the race, McAuliffe would only lead by two points – 47 percent to 45 percent – making...
  • As Cruz hews to hard line, other 2016 contenders go mute on shutdown

    10/12/2013 5:08:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Cameron Joseph -
    Tensions between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other potential 2016 presidential contenders over the government shutdown were visible just beneath the surface at Friday's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Cruz fired up the conservative crowd with a demand that they double down in their fight against ObamaCare, ripping establishment Republicans as well as Democrats for opposing him in his quest. But even in the aftermath of Cruz's fiery speech, others shied away from any discussion of the high-profile confrontation. The shutdown went unmentioned by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both early champions of the defunding battle....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz and Ken Cuccinelli to speak in Richmond, Sat. Oct. 5

    09/30/2013 6:48:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    In only seven days, Sen. Ted Cruz will address the largest political gathering of conservatives in Virginia. Do you have your tickets, yet? On the day he speaks, it will be exactly one month to the election of a new governor for the Commonwealth and we're building momentum! I personally invite you to come and listen to Ted Cruz, along with Ken Cuccinelli, and over 1,000 politically-active conservative Virginians. Come be inspired.
  • Huckabee: We lost in 2012 because evangelicals didn’t support a more moderate nominee

    04/02/2013 6:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    Ed Morrisseyflagged this Politico piece earlier but I want to pay special attention to Huck's comments. Gabe Malor called BS on them on Twitter this morning. I think he's right. Huckabee's latest shot across the party establishment's bow: “The last two presidential elections, we had more moderate candidates, so if anything a lot of conservatives went to the polls reluctantly or just didn’t go at all,” said Huckabee in a separate interview. “If all of the evangelicals had showed up, it may have made a difference.”…Huckabee, like Santorum, was a bit incredulous at the attempt to fault social conservatives when...
  • What Were All of You Thinking?

    11/15/2012 4:23:11 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    ***SNIP*** [L]et's be honest. We had little reason to believe that Romney was truly dedicated to improving our social and cultural conditions -- indeed, that all-important thing called the human condition -- because he talked endlessly about his business experience. Most Americans don't like their bosses and have trouble with landlords and creditors. Talking about one's business experience is not usually a good way to win them over. On election day, it became clear to me that the Republican Party had been led into Purgatory by the Laodicean wing. In case you aren't familiar with Revelation 3:14-17, here is what...
  • The voting group that no one is talking about......

    11/03/2012 8:21:28 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 27 replies
    November 3, 2012 | Ted Andrews
    Call it the Evangelical vote or Value vote. I heard Rush talk about it a few days ago and an Evangelical in Ohio on FNC this morning. The Evangelical vote stayed home in 2008 but was back in full force in the 2010 mid-terms which were blow out wins for the GOP. Nothing has changed in 2012 and the Evangelicals are going to be deciding factors in many races nationwide. This is what Evangelicals have seen over the last few years. 1. Obama's assault on marriage, life and contraception 2. Obamacare (need I say more) 3. The attack on faith...
  • Democrats Choose To Ignore 2010 (Its The Values Voters, Stupid Alert)

    11/01/2012 1:45:23 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/01/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Again, I want to go back. There are two polling groups that have pulled out of Virginia (one of them a month ago) saying that it's over in and North Carolina. Suffolk Polling pulled out. They’re thinking, “It's over there. We're not gonna spend any more money there.” Another poll pulled out of Florida yesterday or the day before. But the Drive-Bys continue to poll these states, obviously, and the Drive-Bys continue to put out polling data. “It's tied! It's Obama here, Obama there, Romney there!” Nobody knows. That's why I say it's a turnout election now. It really...
  • Billy Graham Meets With Romney; Impressed by His Values

    10/12/2012 11:36:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/11/2012 | By Audrey Barrick
    Evangelist Billy Graham commended Mitt Romney for his values and moral convictions after meeting with the GOP presidential candidate at his North Carolina home on Thursday. "What impresses me even more than Governor Romney's successful career are his values and strong moral convictions," Graham said in a statement. "I appreciate his faithful commitment to his impressive family, particularly his wife Ann of 43 years and his five married sons." Graham, 93, said he was friends with Romney's late father, former Michigan Governor George Romney, and has followed the younger Romney's career. The beloved evangelist, who has preached the Gospel to...
  • New poll shows Rick Santorum leading in Alabama GOP primary

    03/08/2012 7:54:01 AM PST · by pgkdan · 340 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/07/12 | George Talbot
    A new poll released on the eve of Rick Santorum’s first campaign visit to Alabama shows the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania leading in the state Republican Party presidential primary. The statewide poll conducted by Alabama State University’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy showed 22.7 percent of likely Republican voters supported Santorum, who is scheduled to make campaign appearances Thursday in Huntsville and Mobile. Former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney trailed Santorum with 18.7 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House from neighboring Georgia, with 13.8 percent. The telephone poll of 470 likely GOP voters showed...
  • Am I To Understand That Value Voters Are Being Rejected By the Republican Party?

    02/21/2012 3:58:39 PM PST · by jenk · 22 replies ^ | 2/21/12 | Jen Kuznicki
    Thanks to Professor Jacobsen of Legal Insurrection and Dan Riehl of Riehl World View for their timely and informative posts. First of all, I'll share a conversation I had with a Democrat in Michigan yesterday. She asked me why she had only heard of Rick Santorum within the past week. I answered that because of party politics and money-on-hand of the candidates other than Romney, the rest of the candidates are having a difficult time getting their name across. "Well, I don't like that Romney, he's buying the election," she said, "and I'd vote for Santorum but everything about him...
  • Japanese Commentator Chalks Up Rick's 3 Wins In Part to Obama/HHS Declaration of War on Christians

    02/09/2012 6:24:40 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 22 replies
    Newsweek Japan (in Japanese) My Translation ^ | 10 February 2012 | Akihiko Reizei, Japanese journalist/writer
    "Reizei's [Princeton U.] Blog from America"(My Translation/Summary): "There were three reasons for the stunning Rick Santorum three-state victory which shook the GOP establishment and dented the crown of the presumed frontrunner Mr. Mitt Romney....(snip)........(The) Third explanation is bound up in a very interesting religious development as we speak. At the end of January, the Obama Administration made the following mandate: "Catholic related schools, institutions, and hospitals must be forced to provide birth control (pill), etc. under the health plan of the United States, even to those who are not Catholic believers, otherwise they are in violation."The Obama Administration was...
  • Inside Romney controversy at conservative forum (It was about Bryan Fischer not Jeffress)

    10/09/2011 12:34:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2011 | Byron York
    In the days before the Values Voter Summit in Washington, aides to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney grew concerned about a speaker scheduled to appear shortly after Romney's speech on Saturday morning. Before such events, campaign aides routinely check who will be speaking before and after Romney; it's normal due diligence to know if there are any speakers who might be sources of controversy. [snip] That's when what had begun as an issue of concern over a variety of intolerant remarks turned into a Mormon issue. Seeing Jeffress' words, Bennett decided to include a passage in his speech addressing the...
  • Values Voter straw poll organizers suggest a fix in Ron Paul's win

    10/08/2011 11:56:35 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 8, 2011 | Lindsey Boerma
    Rep. Ron Paul scored a decisive victory Saturday in a mock presidential election at the Values Voter Summit, trouncing fellow Texan, Gov. Rick Perry, but an organizer of the straw poll suggested ballot-stuffing may have skewed the results. In a press conference following the announcement of the straw poll results at the annual Washington gathering of social conservatives, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins all but dismissed the results as irrelevant, citing 600 people who registered Saturday morning and, he said, "left after Ron Paul spoke." A total of 1,983 ballots were cast. "You do the math," Perkins said.
  • CAIN MEDIA FEVER CATCHING ON IN JAPAN! (Major Japan TV Covers DC Speech: Great Clip) My Translation

    10/08/2011 9:31:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 34 replies
    The Japanese people are being introduced to Conservative GOP front-runner, candidate Herman Cain for the first time in PRIME TIME NATIONAL TV NEWS REPORTS. Great footage! (at URL stream) (hot link below).FNN (Fuji News Network) is one of the major, widely-viewed national Japanese TV networks. They sent a Japanese male reporter to the Values Voters event in D.C. and filmed Herman Cain's delivery from the perspective of audience reaction.Here is a short video clip (following the Japanese announcerette's brief lead introduction as to just who this Herman Cain is). Mentioned was that Cain requisitioned an Obama campaign slogan and...
  • Rick Perry Remarks at Values Voters Summit

    10/08/2011 12:01:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 236 replies
    C-SPAN Video ^ | October 7, 2011
    Some hold this world view that government must be central in our lives and serve as our caretaker - they seek more than equal opportunity, they seek equal outcomes. Those in the White House today don't believe in American exceptionalism, they'd rather emulate the failed policies of Europe. But we see what their policies have led to. 14 million Americans out of work. 45 million Americans on food stamps. And according to WSJ, nearly half of Americans receive government assistance. C-Span Video about 25 minutes
  • Rick Perry looks to bolster conservative support as he begins 2012 fightback

    10/07/2011 11:58:55 PM PDT · by Clairity · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | Oct 7, 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    Texas governor wins standing ovation at Washington conference with forceful pitches on jobs and America's place in the world. Texas governor Rick Perry won several standing ovations at a conservative conference in Washington on Friday that marked the start of a fightback in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Perry needed a good reaction after seeing his poll ratings drop sharply after poor debate performances last month. He and the other Republican presidential candidates are speaking at the annual conference of the Family Research Council, which promotes traditional marriage. A straw poll of the candidates is being conducted, with...
  • Herman Cain speaking LIVE at Values Voters Summit

    10/07/2011 1:33:37 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 119 replies
    This is being broadcast on C-SPAN now. Also, webstreaming at The Values Voters Summit in Washington DC runs through tomorrow evening.
  • What's at stake for GOP presidential candidates at the Values Voter Summit?

    10/06/2011 5:37:33 PM PDT · by Clairity · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 6, 2011 | Richard Dunham
    Seven Republican presidential candidates are descending on Washington, D.C., today to address the largest annual gathering of conservative Christian political activists in the nation. Here are six important political questions that could be answered at this weekend's Values Voter Summit:
  • Tony Perkins: Sarah Palin a Cheerleader

    09/20/2010 7:39:02 AM PDT · by pissant · 55 replies
    Right Pundits ^ | 9/20/10 | staff
    This weekend, the Values Voter Summit took place. As you may remember, prior to the event, the group was complaining that the Republican leaders were not paying attention to their issues any longer. Then, during their meeting, they held a presidential straw poll among those attending, the ‘leaders’ of the group. Well, here are the results. Sarah Palin finished fifth with 7%. In fourth was Mr. Family Values himself, Newt Gingrich (10%). In third was the current Republican frontrunner, Mitt Romney (13%). Mike Huckabee (22%) finished second. And you guessed the winner…that’s right, it’s Mike Pence (24%). Reporters were sort...
  • Congressman Pence wins conservative straw poll ("Values Voters Summit", 723 social conservatives)

    09/18/2010 7:25:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/10 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative voters chose the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, Mike Pence, as their top choice for president for 2012 in a straw poll on Saturday. The nonbinding opinion vote among 723 social conservatives attending what organizers called the "Values Voters Summit" put former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in second place for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, with 22 percent of the vote, compared with Pence's 24 percent. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin placed fifth, with 7 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney placed third, with 13 percent and former House...
  • Mike Pence takes top spot in Values Voter Summit straw poll [Palin comes in 5th]

    09/18/2010 2:19:54 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2010 | Felicia Sonmez
    Mike Pence takes top spot in Values Voter Summit straw poll By Felicia Sonmez Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) took the top spot Saturday in a presidential straw poll of social conservatives meeting in Washington, a surprise victory over last year's overwhelming favorite, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Pence placed first with 24 percent in the straw poll of 723 social conservatives at the Family Research Council's fifth annual Values Voter Summit. Huckabee took second place with 22 percent, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney came in third with 13 percent and former House speaker Newt Gingrich took fourth with 10 percent....
  • The End of Mitt Romney

    09/17/2010 6:00:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | September 17, 2010 | Stephanie Mencimer
    The big story coming out of Friday's Values Voter Summit—the massive religious-right confab in DC—is the obvious marriage between the burgeoning tea party movement and the old Christian Coalition. The stars of the event were tea party luminaries: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), and of course, newcomer Christine O'Donnell, who just won the Senate GOP primary in Delaware. But lost amid all the tea party fervor was what may be the beginning of the end of the presidential prospects of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Romney was clearly here because he is running...
  • Matters of faith, politics on table as Palin visits Graham

    11/23/2009 7:26:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 1,640+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/23/2009 | Tim Funk
    Sarah Palin, the hottest name in the Republican Party, took a detour from her book-signing tour Sunday to dine with Billy Graham at his mountaintop home in Montreat."He's followed her career and likes her strong stand on faith," said son Franklin Graham, who was present for the 2 1/2-hour get-together. "Daddy feels God was using her to wake America up."The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate told Billy Graham about how she came to faith in God as a girl in Bible camp.She quizzed him on the presidents he's known and wanted his take on what the...
  • A New Grassroots Political Organization Makes Its Mark

    11/06/2009 7:03:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 535+ views ^ | 11/06/09 | Deal Hudson
    A New Grassroots Political Organization Makes Its Mark by Deal W. Hudson    11/06/09 The election results of November 2 were not merely the spontaneous reaction of Republicans to the bad economy and liberal excesses of the Obama administration. The four pro-life, conservative GOP candidates in Virginia and New Jersey were elected in a groundswell of religious and social conservatives, many of them independent voters who had voted for Obama only a year ago. A new grassroots organization played a major role in getting these voters to the polls -- the Faith & Freedom Coalition was founded by Ralph...
  • How Sarah Palin Embodies the Countercultural Evangelical Ethos

    10/01/2009 6:41:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 761+ views
    US News & World Report's God & Country Blog ^ | October 1, 2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    The evangelical movement's eye-popping numbers (new megachurches are opening as mainline churches shrink), cultural power (think The Purpose Driven Life or crossover hits from Christian radio), and political success (George W. Bush, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, etc.) makes it easy to forget that evangelical Christianity is very much a countercultural phenomenon. Even as it adapts to the contemporary American cultural landscape—look at Rick Warren's Hawaiian shirts or the number of megachurches that now boast coffee shops—the American evangelical movement nonetheless defines itself as separate from the rest of the country. "Religions that grow are the ones that are hard-core in...
  • What Phyllis Schlafly taught us

    09/21/2009 8:47:00 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies · 1,151+ views
    WORLD ^ | September 21, 2009 | Ken Blackwell
    This past weekend I had the pleasure of being one of the presenters at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, where we honored Phyllis Schlafly for her lifetime of achievement. She is the person whom even liberal academics look to when they want to explain grassroots conservatism. Phyllis was hailed—rightly so—for having stopped the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Many of the battles that are being fought out now–from the defense of marriage and the fight against abortion in healthcare to the effort to protect women from being ordered into combat—would have been lost if Phyllis had not sounded her trumpet...
  • Carrie Prejean Electrifies Conservative Base

    09/20/2009 7:20:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies · 4,638+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 9/19/2009 | Michelle Vu
    WASHINGTON – Former Miss California Carrie Prejean told a crowd of social conservatives Friday that she was a varsity jock in high school who got into beauty pageants just knowing that she is a strong woman with values. Her strength has carried her through the “junk” that followed after she responded during the Miss USA pageant that she believes marriage is between a man and a woman, she said. “There was something wrong with turning on the TV and seeing people mock me for my faith. For seeing people make fun of me for the answer I gave. Making fun...
  • Joel Rosenberg at the Values Voter Summit (About Iran,Russia, radical Islam)

    09/20/2009 3:44:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 601+ views
    Dakota Voice ^ | 9-18-09 | Bob Ellis
    Author Joel Rosenberg spoke tonight at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. Rosenberg is the author of several best-selling fiction novels about intrigue in the Middle East (I’ve read all but the last one) and several non-fiction books about the Middle East. Rush Limbaugh highly recommends Rosenberg’s works, and his first fiction book (The Last Jihad) was somewhat prescient of the Iraq War. His father is Jewish and his mother is Gentile, by the way, and by his writings he seems to be a genuine Christian…with a LOT of knowledge of Jewish history. Rosenberg said these...
  • Tim Pawlenty Gets Best of Class

    09/20/2009 2:42:00 AM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies · 1,423+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 9.19.09 | Hunter Baker
    Mike Huckabee may have won the straw poll at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit, but Tim Pawlenty may have done himself the most good. I saw the major contenders give their speeches and thought, like Mark Hemingway of NRO, that Pawlenty showed he had the goods. Pawlenty's presentation of his own record as a budget-balancer in MN was impressive and he sounded like the kind of conservative candidate who knows how to handle himself in a debate. The Minnesota governor came off as smart, tough, and ready for prime time. If he keeps making the rounds speaking the...
  • Gov. Mike Huckabee Wins "Values Voters Summit" 2012 Straw Poll - Video 9/19/09

    09/19/2009 6:18:34 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 29 replies · 864+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report from the Values Voters Summit today, where Gov. Mike Huckabee was the winner in the 2012 Presidential Straw Poll. Mike Huckabee cruised to an easy victory in a presidential straw poll taken among attendees at a social conservative conference, beating a group of four other Republican contenders by an over two-to-one margin.Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and a 2008 presidential candidate, won with just over 28 percent of the 597 votes cast by attendees at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the runner-up, narrowly edging out Minnesota Gov....
  • Values voters pick Huckabee for 2012 in straw poll

    09/19/2009 5:23:45 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 107 replies · 2,417+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Saturday won a 2012 presidential preference straw poll of social and religious conservative activists from 49 states gathered in Washington, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said at an afternoon press briefing at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. It was sweet revenge for Mr. Huckabee, who narrowly lost a similar poll in 2007 to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Only in-person voting was permitted in this vote -- Mr. Romney had won with combined Internet and in-person voting. On Saturday Mr. Huckabee took 28.48 percent of the vote, while Mr. Romney was in a four-way...
  • BBC: US Christian conservatives 'defiant' ( the annual "Values Voters Summit" Washington DC )

    09/19/2009 2:31:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 736+ views
    BBC ^ | , Saturday, 19 September 2009 16:16 UK 15:16 GMT | Paul Adams BBC News, Washington
    Anyone who thought that "values voters" were still licking their wounds after the Republican Party received a drubbing at the polls might have found the atmosphere in Washington's plush Omni Shoreham Hotel rather surprising. An audience of 2,000 Christian conservatives gathered to listen to their political and media icons, condemn the Obama administation's alleged socialist agenda and plot the downfall of the Democrats at the 2010 mid-term elections. The mood was angry and defiant at the annual "Values Voters Summit", which kicked off with a rousing call to arms from Republican Congressman Mike Pence, from Indiana, a man some see...
  • Huckabee Wins 2012 Straw Poll at Values Voters Summit (Fox News)

    09/19/2009 2:11:17 PM PDT · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 153 replies · 5,066+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2009 | Fox
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the preferred 2012 GOP presidential nominee among Christian conservatives, according to the results of a straw poll announced Saturday at an annual gathering of the religion (sic) right in Washington. Prominent Republican leaders, including House Minority Leader John Boehner, took to the stage at the Value Voters Summit to blast President Obama's spending policies and announce the top 2012 presidential pick among conservative voters. The summit's poll, which featured 9 presidential prospects, found that 28 percent of Christian conservatives said Huckabee would revive the Republican party and traditional conservative principles while 12.4 percent preferred...
  • Carrie Prejean to Values Voter Summit: 'God Chose Me' With the Gay-Marriage Question

    09/19/2009 1:06:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 1,856+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 19, 2009
    Carrie Prejean to Values Voter Summit: 'God Chose Me' With the Gay-Marriage Question September 18, 2009 It’s easy to make fun of beauty queens -- their plastic smiles, their bottle-blond tresses, their dreams for world peace. But Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California whose declaration that marriage should be between a man and woman earned her the vilification of some in the gay rights community, provided an unanticipated emotional highlight at a conference of Christian conservatives in Washington today. In a heartfelt talk that moved some in the crowd to tears, Prejean recounted for the 1,700 activists gathered for the...
  • Bill O'Reilly Heckled at "Values Voters Summit"; Quips "There Goes Another MSNBC Host" - Video

    09/19/2009 8:16:14 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies · 1,007+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Fox News' Bill O'Reilly speaking at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. last night, where he was interrupted by a heckler using a megaphone. The heckler's words can't be understood, and he was escorted out of the room by security. The crowd booed the heckler, and then began to clap as he was escorted out. O'Reilly then quipped, "There goes another MSNBC host," as the crowd erupted! . . . (VIDEO)
  • Fox News' James Rosen Told to Stop Broadcasting at "Values Voters Summit" - Video 9/18/09

    09/19/2009 8:01:48 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 1,253+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Fox News' Reporter James Rosen being interrupted and told to stop broadcasting at the Values Voters Summit yesterday in Washington D.C. Rosen had just said a sister network had been told to stop broadcasting while speakers were speaking, and sure enough, a man came and told Rosen to stop while he was trying to give a report. Rosen told the man he and Fox News were trying to give the event exposure and that "you are interrupting my work." But the man persisted and Rosen threw it back to the Fox Anchor saying "I guess we...
  • Carrie Prejean At Values Summit

    09/19/2009 5:36:48 AM PDT · by newfreep · 16 replies · 1,376+ views ^ | September 19, 2009 | Carrie Prejean
    Short video that brought tears of pride early this morning....
  • Romney plans busy weekend in Washington area [CNN pimps neocon Romney for 2012] [barf!]

    09/17/2009 2:27:51 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 1,229+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has planned a flurry of appearances in the Washington area this weekend, an indicator of the kind of hectic schedule he's been keeping as he looks ahead to a possible presidential bid in 2012. His D.C. itinerary will be dominated by fundraisers, but Romney has planned a pair of high-profile speeches to conservative groups that are sure to draw attention: On Saturday he is slated to address the Values Voters Summit, and on Monday he'll deliver remarks to a luncheon at the Foreign Policy Initiative, a neoconservative think tank founded by William...
  • The 'God Gap' Between Republicans and Democrats Closed: Values Voters on the Left

    09/18/2009 5:29:44 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 663+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | September 18, 2009 | David Gibson
    If you've ever stood in a pet shop and watched Siamese fighting fish attack their reflection in a glass tank, then you know what it's like to read a fascinating new survey of more than 3,000 religious activists on the left and the right. The survey was published this week just as leaders and foot soldiers of the religious right -- the group most closely identified with religious activism in politics -- gathers for the fourth annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, a weekend of red-meat speechifying and unabashed angling among Republican candidates looking to challenge a suddenly vulnerable Barack...