New Mexico Sen. Howie Morales proposes “Truth Police” for political ads

    Government is great at regulating itself and ensuring “honesty” and fairness.  Especially in New Mexico.  [Sarcasm] Silver City, New Mexico Senator Howie Morales (Dem – Dist. 42) is sick at heart after the terrible 2014 sweeping election losses that left Dems licking their wounds.  Now the ever-handsome and eternal politician Senator Howie has come to the rescue of everybody else who thinks that hard-hitting political | Read More »

    My Winners, Losers and Takeaways from CPAC 2015

    Now that I’ve had a few days to recover from CPAC, here are my thoughts on all of it. The Activism Boot Camp was a very strong success. It was the first time in 42 years that CPAC has taken a run at having a coordinated approach to training. Kudos to the American Majority team for really driving it, but also to Leadership Institute, America | Read More »

    Hillary’s Spam

    There hadn’t been much for which to thank the New York Times until the recent revelation of Hillary’s use of private email for official business.

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    The Supreme Court and Pastors on Marriage

    “Why are we scared today preachers? Everybody’s coming out of the closet but the saints.” – Alabama Pastor Cedric Hatcher Pastor Cedric Hatcher recently expressed his bewilderment over the “normalization” of same-sex marriage at a recent Birmingham City Council meeting. Watch video.  He asked, “Why are citizens allowing same-sex advocates to parade gay couples in front of children as if it were normal?” He passionately | Read More »

    A Case Study in Restoring Urban America: Doing It Right in New York

    I know, New York City is the one place all Americans love to hate, right? If it’s bad anywhere, it’s worst here. Heartland conservatives in particular, as far as I can judge from quite a few years of reading comments on this site, share a firm disbelief that anything could move my town toward the red end of the spectrum. I beg to differ. Partly | Read More »

    Lee-Rubio Tax Plan: Lower, Simpler, Fairer, Flatter, Better

    Lee-Rubio Tax Plan: Lower, Simpler, Fairer, Flatter, Better

    Senators Lee and Rubio revealed a tax plan that should be a blueprint for tax reform: it simplifies the 7 brackets of personal income tax to two, 15% and 35%, eliminates almost all deductions except for the popular mortgage interest deduction and charitable deductions, and expands the child tax credit to $2,500.  It also lowers the corporate income tax from 35% to an internationally competitive | Read More »

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s Infiltration of the American Government

      The Betrayal Papers Part I: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Infiltration of the American Government The Betrayal Papers trace the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in American foreign and domestic policies. This five-part series evidences Islamic infiltration throughout our American government designed to create a totalitarian, genocidal, global Islamic State. The Muslim Brotherhood is an international political, financial, terrorist and movement whose goal is to establish | Read More »

    When Was the Last Time You Were Proud of Your President?

    When Was the Last Time You Were Proud of Your President?

    Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a compelling and passionate speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday morning, a speech fraught with political risk for him both here and at home. And he was facing down the most powerful man on the planet. Although some 50 Democrats boycotted the speech, many were there and joined Republicans in a very warm welcome for Bibi—they lined up to | Read More »

    Self reliance and responsibility, the path to liberty

    Leadership, it is a topic filling this site as never before. Lack of leadership or disappointment in leadership dominates the conservative/republican oriented web sites across the web. We are obsessed with just how bad our leadership is behaving, and how little they give us in return for our support. We call Boehner and McConnell names and they still ignore us. But would good is calling | Read More »

    An Islamic “Attack on Rome”

    ” . . . imagine how the treasures of Rome (not to mention the rest of Italy and Europe) would make out if Shariah became the law in Italy and Europe as a whole. Imagine the destruction of, say, La Pieta, the Sistine Chapel, just about everything in the Basilica of St. Peter, etc. etc.”

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    It’s Not Netanyahu Who Insults Our Intelligence From Some Fantasy World!

    In the wake of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress, House Minority Leader said in a statement that she was “saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge posed by Iran…”, and referred to the speech as “an insult to the intelligence of the United States.”  This from a woman who genuinely insults my intelligence nearly every time she opens her mouth. The State Department has | Read More »

    Clinton ‘Crack’ – Warning: Highly habit-forming for Republican political junkies

    Re-posted from National Review Here are three stashes of “Clinton Crack” that are sure to keep political junkies like me thoroughly addicted in the days, months, and years to come. 1. Hillary Clinton’s exclusively using a personal e-mail account while at the State Department Excitement/Danger Level: A tsunami crashing on the D.C. Beltway and possibly drowning Clinton Inc. Burning Questions: Will the revelations delay Clinton’s | Read More »

    My Letter to Senator Cory Gardner

    I’ve come to a crossroads with my political support. Now that it is clear Congress will do nothing to stop the President from doing anything he wants, he will do just that.

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    King vs. Burwell: Fears and Issues

    In the previous two articles, I tried to illustrate the complexity of what seems like an open and shut case- one of statutory interpretation based on the clear wording of a law.  If the Supreme Court ever wanted to send a shot over the bow of an increasingly activist regulatory agency like the IRS and, by proxy, other agencies, then striking down the tax subsidies | Read More »

    King v. Burwell and Red State Intellectual Honesty

    On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in King v. Burwell, a case testing whether the Obama Administration can gut key provisions of Obamacare. It’s possible that you haven’t heard the case described this way, but the challengers in the case simply seek to have Obamacare provisions promoting the creation of state-run exchanges through federal tax subsidies for healthcare plans on an exchange “established | Read More »

    Stacking the Deck in Fight Over Online Gambling Ban

    After the FCC’s radical decision to regulate the Internet as a public utility through the misuse of a 1934 law, the last thing we need right now is even more government control over the Internet. Yet, that is exactly what Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is attempting to do by proposing legislation that would federally prohibit online gambling. New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada have all recently | Read More »

    Always Better to be Stupid than Evil

    made a very perceptive point about how the media treats Republicans: Sen. Ted Cruz said the media and Democrats have a tendency to describe conservatives in two ways: stupid or evil.  “A conservative is either stupid, too dumb to know the right answer, and even worse, if they actually know the right answer, then they’re evil. They want people to suffer,” the Texas Republican said | Read More »

    Defunding Amnesty Failed Because of McConnell

    People are hopping made at Speaker Boehner for throwing in the towel and passing the ‘clean DHS’ bill. But let’s be honest, this was the outcome everyone knew and expected once the Senate passed their ‘clean bill. Conservatives upset at our feedble Republican leadership in Congress are missing our number one leadership problem if they keep whining about Boehner. The worse problem is the GOP | Read More »

    Why Would We Ever Let a Nation Like Iran Have Nuclear Technology?

    Let’s cut to the chase on Iran.  Let’s dispense with this diplomatic dance where we impose sanctions because we think Iran is doing something devious, but then look to make a deal with them because we think they can be trusted.  Let’s decide once and for what we believe Iran’s true motives are and then act accordingly, before we reach a point of no return. | Read More »

    Flushing Out the Left

    In spite of the overwhelming success of American Sniper, it received only one Oscar out of the six categories for which it was nominated. It was a consolation prize most likely—one that allowed the Academy to maintain their façade of integrity, while not causing Hollywood liberals’ heads to explode. But this isn’t about the public sensation the film has become. It’s about another phenomenon: the | Read More »

    Israel vs Iran – The inevitable

    This situation is just a ticking time bomb. Nobody wants to imagine how this ends but look 2, 5, 10, years into the future. It’s inevitable these two countries are going to have a major war at some point. Possibly both having nuclear weapons.  It’s not possible to disarm Iran because they are hellbent on “wiping Israel off the map”. Israel should be worried. The US | Read More »

    Bibi Netanyahu, Churchill of Our Time, Defends Western Civilization at the U.S. Congress

    “There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.  Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves.  Those are the sheep.  Then you’ve got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak.  They’re the wolves.  And then there are those blessed with | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Should – But Won’t – Adopt Harry Reid’s Rule

    Republicans have seen how Democrats intend to act as the minority party in the Senate, continually blocking bills to thwart the majority.  It is time for to change the Senate rules, just like did last year for the Democrats when he was in charge, to immediately suspend the filibuster rules.  In fact, McConnell should go beyond Reid’s rule, which Reid limited to judicial nominations and | Read More »

    Perhaps We Deserve Hillary & Jeb

    Perhaps We Deserve Hillary & Jeb

    This is as self-indulgent and blatantly ego-stroking as I get. I read Erick Erickson’s RedState piece, “The Fundamental Problem with a Jeb Bush Presidency (and a Hillary Clinton one).”  Beyond the obvious fundamental problems either of these Shakespearean-tragically flawed characters would bring to the White House*, Erick defaults to his law training:  “We are, in short, becoming a nation of men, not a nation of | Read More »

    The Watercooler ~ Bibi’s Historic Speech Open Thread

    The Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal has provided a YouTube video that will broadcast Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic address to a joint session of Congress this morning. Thought I would put it up for those who want to watch and comment. Be blessed, Bibi.

    Rush Limbaugh, Scott Walker and College: What is a career path?

    Rush Orders: I’ve listened to Rush Limbaugh for over 22 years, at 36 I’m a Rush baby. El Rushbo has influenced my thinking greatly; he got to me before I was corrupted by any public school system or college professor. And over that time I’ve struggled with a major theme in his show: What is the Glory of the American Enterprise? Rush Limbaugh is constantly | Read More »

    A Modest Proposal for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu

    Much ado about Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin “Bebe” Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress today, on the invitation of the Speaker of the House and over the objections of President Barack Obama.  Increasingly the support of Israel seems to have become a partisan issue or, put more accurately, a defense against the terrorists who threaten Jews, Christians, Americans, Westerners but most of all, | Read More »

    A True Death Cult

    The rise of ISIS has focused attention on a death cult within Islam.  The almost daily reports of the atrocities they commit in the name of Allah, Mohammed, or the Koran are sickening.  If you are brave enough, you brought yourself to watch the 22-minute, slickly-produced video of a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive.  I profess that I cannot bring myself to watching these | Read More »

    Don’t Go Unarmed Into That Good SM Night

    I have a fantasy picture in my head of that ‘dude’ at the Washington GOP office (or their highly paid PR firm) pausing periodically between sexts to his array of ‘dolls’ to check for the Twitter tech support staff’s reply to his email asking how he can delete others’ Tweets.  When it arrives, he will learn that he can’t delete those Tweets.  Darn. Twitter isn’t | Read More »

    Obama’s Munich

    As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for his speech before the US Congress on Tuesday morning, Obama’s negotiations with Iran continue down a potential course of no return, for the United States and the world.  No, this is not hyperbole. What immediately comes to mind is the response of the Administration and its acolytes ratcheting up of their efforts to an all-time high “Diss” | Read More »

    Marita Noon: What’s up with the prices at the pump?

    The U.S. is the number one global exporter of refined petroleum products. Saudi Arabia aims to capture some of that market share to become number two. We know that, when to its advantage, the kingdom thinks nothing of hurting its ally—but not friend—the United States.

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    Conservatives should stop whining!

    So many posts recently – how McConnell and Boehner are doing whatever the Obama wants & screwing all of us again!  Give me a break!  I am sick & tired of this whining because conservatives had a chance to do something about it individually as a person but did not do it! Yes, everyone one of us (conservatives) had the power – but most of us did | Read More »

    Rep. Adam Kinzinger Continues His Support Of Executive Amnesty During Friday’s DHS Funding Fight

    During Friday nights round of voting to keep 30,000 non-essential Department of Homeland Security employees from being sent home(with back pay) Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger continued to display his support for President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, which is at the heart of the DHS funding fight. After a vote to keep DHS funded for a 3 week time frame while the House and Senate | Read More »

    The Crying Game: Obama’s New Rules

    The Crying Game: Obama's New Rules

    If you haven’t already read my post Tomorrow’s Post Today…Because It’s Time to Panic please do so, as it contains important information that you need to disseminate to everyone you know or can otherwise reach. Doug Ross is all over it, and you should be too. Everyone needs to hammer their duly elected representatives with cries of genuine outrage and threats of withholding funds and | Read More »

    Obama’s Plot to Use Amnesty to Create a “Country Within a Country”

    Obama's Plot to Use Amnesty to Create a "Country Within a Country"

    This is tomorrows post, today. Why? Because now it’s time to panic; we can’t wait for Rush to let us know. So troops, get your Breitbart on NOW! Our government is plotting against us, its own citizens. They are doing so covertly, stealthily,and fraudulently. We begin with a summary from The Independent Sentinel, which is based on Mark Levin’s interview (below) with Susan Payne, from | Read More »

    Net Neutrality exposes Barack Obama’s not so well hidden inner Vladimir Putin

    On Thursday the FCC moved to regulate the Internet via what’s commonly called Net Neutrality – although like Obamacare before it was passed, we don’t know everything that’s included in it! Net Neutrality is beyond a doubt the single most despicable thing Barack Obama has done as president. (The FCC is ostensibly an independent agency, but under Obama it’s been anything but.) The big push | Read More »

    King vs. Burwell and the Importance of 5 Words

    On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear argument in the case of King vs. Burwell.  This is the so-called Obamacare subsidy case and whether those tax subsidies should be extended to those taxpayers who purchased insurance on the Federal exchange known as Healthcare.gov.  As I mentioned in the previous article, this is not a case of the constitutionality of the law, but one of statutory interpretation- | Read More »

    Will Biden’s epitaph read “Better here than Uruguay, er…Guatemala”

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech this coming Tuesday to a joint session of Congress will be seen by tens of millions around the world. The image of Bibi at the podium, with the Speaker of the House, and the Vice President, as the presiding officer of the Senate, seated behind him, will dominate the media. Except…..not. Because Biden won’t be there. He’ll be in | Read More »

    Bush White Houses: Kicking the conservatives since 1988

    A gentle reminder of the knee-capping of conservatives by the Bush administration in 1988-1992 comes from an account of how and why supposedly conservative administrations nominated liberals to the Supreme Court. This quote just jumped out at me: The Bush Administration was already in hot water with Reaganite Republicans because Bush had fired 90% of the Reagan political appointees in the executive branch to replace | Read More »

    Judge Not and Go and Sin No More

    Many Christians struggle with the admonishment to “judge not” while at the same time maintaining a set of moral rules for the good of society.  This fear of judging has led to an ever-increasing permissiveness which is largely to blame for the ongoing moral decline of our culture. There are several distinctions that need to be made when balancing judgment against moral rules.  The first | Read More »

    Michael Gerson and the GOP Establishment View of Christianity

    Michael Gerson is a nationally syndicated opinion writer and the official / unofficial spokesman for the GOP Establishment.  In his most recent column in the Washington Post (dated February 26), Gerson and the GOP Establishment take Scott Walker and anyone who questions the faith of Mr. Obama to the woodshed.  In fact, according to Mr. Gerson, the mere failure of Governor Walker to enthusiastically endorse | Read More »

    Can a Liberal Be Christian?

    Can a Liberal Be Christian?

      Anna Marie Cox posed a useful question when she compared her faith to President Obama’s, who has been roundly criticized by conservatives such as my friend Erick Erickson, who wrote that Barack Obama is not a Christian in any meaningful way.  Cox asked “if Obama’s not Christian, what does that make me?” She announced her Christian faith to the world by writing “My understanding of Christianity is | Read More »

    Remembering Breitbart and His Message: Make enemies

    Remembering Breitbart and His Message: Make enemies

    “America has finally awoken to your Saul Alinsky bull**** tactics, and we’re coming to get you.” Andrew Brietbart, 2012 CPAC Three years after his death, and we’re still missing Breitbart. Why? Many reasons: because he was so good at exposing lies, half-truths and obfuscation, because nobody has stepped in to fill the void. Butt mostly because he was such a symbol of what we inherently | Read More »

    The Roberts Court and Obamacare

    Back when the Supreme Court decided NFIB vs. Sebelius- the celebrated Obamacare case- I distinctly remember watching the news that June morning.  Every broadcast was anticipating the decision since it was the last day of the term.  Every station was there and they all broke into their regular scheduled programming to bring the news.  They all erroneously initially reported that the law had been struck down | Read More »

    Will the real leaders please step-up

    About two months ago, the GOP took over both the House of Representatives and the Senate. After they finished patting themselves on the back at the rout they delivered to the Democrats, both houses re-elected their leaders, Congressman Boehner and . There was some minor resistance to them being re-elected, but it was token resistance at best. Those of us that live out side the | Read More »

    The ignored wisdom of Mr. Spock and the timeless morality play, Star Trek

    The ignored wisdom of Mr. Spock and the timeless morality play, Star Trek

    Surely there’s some significance in the fact that Leonard Nimoy’s death intersected precisely with the death of the Internet as we know it. And even if not, it might serve as a good opportunity to review another timeless intergalactic morality play about an Emperor who ruled the universe by fiat. Spoiler Alert: that one didn’t end well, for the Emperor. Death Star, proceeding according to | Read More »

    Obamacare Budget Recently Changed How Its Funds Cost Sharing Programs

    Yesterday it was reported that the Treasury Department paid $3 billion to cover Obamacare cost-sharing subsidies without Congressional approval. The heart of the dispute appears to be whether or not these subsidies were supposed to be funded via yearly appropriations or not. The House Ways and Means Chair, , argues the former. Health and Human Services, via the Department of Justice, argues the latter. In | Read More »

    Jeb Bush’s CPAC Debacle Wasn’t Saved By Bussing In Supporters

    Jeb Bush's CPAC Debacle Wasn't Saved By Bussing In Supporters

    Jeb Bush’s campaign is calling Dick Tuck to see if he’s behind the debacle he suffered at CPAC 2015. Gateway Pundit confirmed that Jeb bussed in supporters so it wouldn’t look like everyone in the room hated him (or worse, left).  But it didn’t matter, because they booed him anyway. And they left. And Slate got hold of the emails from Fritz Brogan telling his | Read More »

    We Need to Transform Politics from a Career to a Part-Time Job

    We need politics to become a part-time job. Career politicians are destroying this country. The more time people spend in Washington the more detached they become from the rest of the country. They live in a world where they are wined and dined and promised lucrative jobs should they ever get tired of their power trip (or have it cut short by voters who have | Read More »

    Gitmo Closing, Thomson Opening

    The federal Bureau of Prisons, Democrat congresswoman , and Sen. “Little” Dick Durbin have formally announced that the CRomnibus spending bill passed last December contained $58.7 million to get Thomson prison in Thomson, IL open. The Prisons warden and the Bureau of Prisons say the first 200 minimum security inmates will be incarcerated at the prison in the next two to three months. As I | Read More »