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Ann Coulter Shines at CPAC

March 17, 2013

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland this weekend, conservative and Republican politicians and figures gave rousing speeches in an attempt to regroup and rally the American political right after what has been an awful six months.  I watched as much of it as I could, mostly reruns on C-SPAN though.  It was [...]

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Initial Impact of Paul Ryan’s Speech

August 12, 2012

In case you missed Paul Ryan’s speech yesterday, he sounded like every Republican should — conservative.  More importantly he gets it (watch from around 13:15 especially).  Check out the whole speech here: It must have had an impact:  the left didn’t seem too ready today to deal with the fact that Obamacare itself plans to [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #1, 1/30/2010

January 31, 2010

Axis of Right is launching a new feature, a regular podcast featuring Mike, Ryan and Sal.  Episode 1 features a discussion on pragmatism vs. principle in selecting candidates to support, the current state of the Democrat party, and Obama’s State of the Union and Bob McDonnell’s response. Subscribe

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Realignment of the Senate

January 15, 2010

Ben Nelson was booed out of a local pizza parlor in his home state of Nebraska yesterday.  Serves him right.  Nelson, who has always been personally popular in his home state, is now enduring the wrath of his constituents for selling his vote for ObamaCare.  His situation is one in which the liberal policy of [...]

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Obama’s Team Lacks Private Sector Experience

December 1, 2009

Liberals and Conservatives have a fundamental difference in philosophy when it comes to private sector vs. public sector.  Liberals laud the public sector as the savior of America (the government being the solution to all problems) while Conservatives look at government as a necessary evil, and aim to keep it as limited as possible while [...]

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Limbaugh Interviews Palin on Policy

November 18, 2009

Sarah Palin, in the midst of her media tour for Going Rogue, appeared on the Rush Limbaugh radio program yesterday.  Rather than interviewing her exclusively about the book, Limbaugh asked her a number of questions about policy matters, from taxes and spending, to health care, to energy, to Afghanistan and Iran.  Palin’s answers were detailed, [...]

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How Should The Tea Party Movement Treat the GOP?

October 12, 2009

Conservatives have been frustrated with the GOP for years, and rightly so.  Conservatism is an ideology of freedom and limited government, and the GOP has many elements in it that are basically conservative but bigger government conservative (witness compassionate conservatism).  Conservatives are rightly frustrated with the GOPs endorsement and support of RINOs over viable Conservatives [...]

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A Conservative Health Care Plan

October 8, 2009

Getting Conservatives elected in 2010 and beyond will depend not only on stopping the Democrat policies, but on presenting our own conservative alternatives.  At some point, Conservatives will have to stop punting and start doing something on health care.  The rising cost of health care is becoming an increasing problem in this country, both for [...]

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Laura Ingraham’s Ten for Ten

September 30, 2009

Laura Ingraham has created an online petition/list of principles that she feels can propel the Republicans to victory in 2010.  Dubbed “Ten for Ten“, the idea seems to mirror somewhat the Contract With America created by Newt Gingrich and the House Republicans in 1994.  The idea is being spread by RedState and Michelle Malkin, and [...]

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RedState Takes On the NRSC

September 14, 2009

It is no secret that I am disgusted with the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for not supporting Conservative candidates in the primaries, and instead supporting RINOs who they believe are the only path to victory.  Having NRSC backing gives candidates a huge advantage in primaries in regards to fund raising, ad buys, and general [...]

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Blue State Collapse

August 4, 2009

One of the great things about our Federalist system is that it allows the states to become incubators of policy ideas, and gives the freedom of movement when those policy ideas fail or succeed.   The fate of the states is a good indicator of what kind of policies actually work, and what kind of policies [...]

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The Conservatism of Sarah’s Decision

July 7, 2009

Since Sarah Palin’s announcement on Friday, pundits from across the political spectrum have been in a frenzy, with pundits from across the political spectrum arguing over whether or not her career is over, speculating on her health and welfare, and pontificating on whether her decision is part of one grand political strategy which will either [...]

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A Conservative Shift in California

May 12, 2009

California has been a bastion of liberalism for the last 20+ years, not having supported a Republican for President since 1988, and being known for its bloated government and liberal social policy.  Yet, as I’ve often theorized, liberalism as an agenda is not sustainable, and eventually even places like California will reach a tipping point [...]

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Reagan’s Wisdom for Troubled Times

April 1, 2009

Mark Levin, talk show host and author of the best-selling Liberty and Tyranny, a Conservative Manifesto, played audio on his radio show last night of Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” speech.  Patterico found a video copy of the speech and posted it on his blog, Patterico’s Pontifications.  The speech, given in 1964 before the [...]

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The Role of Tax Deductions

March 27, 2009

There’s an interesting debate going on over at the corner right now over the role of tax deductions from a Conservative point of view.  Jerry Taylor of Cato is arguing that we should, as Conservatives, be against the mortgage deduction and welcome Obama’s scaling of it back because government should not be in the business [...]

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The Inevitable Death of Liberalism

March 1, 2009

It is inevitable that Liberalism will ultimately fail.  Liberty and Freedom will always win, and liberalism will eventually collapse under its own weight.  Spending a lot of time as I do reading various news sources, scanning the conservative blogosphere, listening to talk radio, and watching the various news outlets, there seems to be an apprehension [...]

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Taking Back the GOP

January 21, 2009

Larrey Anderson has a thoughtful piece today over at the American Thinker asking if Conservatives should remain in the GOP.  While Anderson opposes any split between the GOP and Conservatives, he recognizes that the GOP has long taken its Conservative wing for granted, utilizing Conservatives as campaign workers and soliciting them for donations, yet not [...]

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Catholic and Conservative Without Contradiction

January 13, 2009

I have heard a lot over the years about how Catholics tend to be divided in their political beliefs between liberalism and conservatism.  Indeed, the Catholic electorate tends to swing back and forth between the Democrats and Republicans depending on the year.  It is widely assumed that being Catholic means that you are socially conservative [...]

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Distinguishing Conservatism from the GOP

December 2, 2008

Erick Erickson of RedState has a post today on how the Conservative movement became overly-entwined with GOP party politics, and became a component of the Republican Party, not a driving force.  As Rush has consistently stated for several years now, Bush is nor has he ever been a movement Conservative.  Conservatives, because they had a [...]

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Support A Tax Holiday

December 1, 2008

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) of the Conservative Republican Study Committee is proposing an alternative to the Auto Industry bailout and Economic Stimulus packages, as well as the remainder of the Paulson Bailout money that has yet to be authorized by Congress.  His plan is to use the remaining $350 billion allocated from the bailout money [...]

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Say “No” to Conservative Class Warfare

November 21, 2008

There is a movement of “reformers” within the Conservative movement who want to target Conservative policies to the middle-class.  Ramesh Ponnuru at National Review is one of them.  I don’t have a problem with coming up with ideas that benefit the middle class, but it should not turn into class warfare.  Ponnuru, I feel, is [...]

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Timeless Words in the Face of Defeat

November 11, 2008

Babalu Blog found a letter written to National Review by President Ronald Reagan following the defeat of Barry Goldwater in 1964.  What Reagan says in this letter holds just as true today as it did then. By now a new cliché has been added to the time-worn lit, but I know of no other way [...]

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Newt for RNC Chair?

November 7, 2008

Word has it that Newt Gingrich is considering a run for the RNC Chair position.  With our party out of power, having a party leader with real Conservative bona-fides, as well as someone who knows how to lead a minority party to a majority one, would be in the party’s best interests.  I’ll wait to [...]

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What Happened to Peggy?

October 17, 2008

During this particular campaign, there has been a steady rise of Conservative elitism and defection to support a candidate who is the antithesis of what Conservatism is supposed to stand for.  While there is much good debate within the Conservative movement, the trend lately is to thumb down noses at those who do not agree [...]

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Third Presidential Debate Preview

October 15, 2008

Tonight is the Third and Final Presidential Debate between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.  The debate is in the traditional format similar to the first debate, with an emphasis on domestic policy, and will be moderated by Bob Schieffer of SeeBS News.    In spite of articles in the New York Times, LA Times, and [...]

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Town Hall Presidential Debate Wrapup

October 8, 2008

I’ve been thinking about much of what happened last night, and the state of the election, as well as reading others reactions.  Some random thoughts of mine, or other points of interest that I have read since the debate.  This was by far one of the most boring, pointless debates I have watched.  The town hall [...]

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How McCain Can Win

October 6, 2008

bJohn McCain is currently behind in Presidential election by three to eight points, depending on the poll.  With only a month less to go, McCain’s current strategy is obviously not working.  During the last two weeks, the Obama campaign has succeeded in defining the narrative of the day.  McCain needs aggressively to go on the offensive [...]

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State of the Race – Debating on the Right

October 6, 2008

According to the recent polls, Obama currently has anywhere from a 3-point to a 7-point lead in any of the polls that really matter.  Analysts attribute this primarily to the issue of the economy, but I think that it goes beyond that and to how the two candidates are presenting themselves to voters.  If you [...]

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Where Have All the Conservatives Gone?

September 30, 2008

I enjoy reading National Review’s The Corner.  It is a great blog with some great contributors, from K-Lo, to The Great One (Mark Levin).  For the past two days, however, reading some of the contributors on the Corner has gotten my blood boiling.  From Rich Lowry and his friends, to Victor Davis Hanson, Ramesh Ponnuru, Peter Wehner, and Jim [...]

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Is America Shifting Left?

September 27, 2008

Michael Barone makes the case in a recent article that this coming election may be an inflection point in American politics, much as the 1930s when there was a shift towards the idea that government could solve problems, and again in the 1980s when there was a shift to the idea that government is the problem.  [...]

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