Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

    Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

    There’s been a surge of a very well meaning, but often unrealistic sentiment within our society that calls for violence being a last resort. Thing is, I notice that “violence should be a last resort” is too often applied to folk who had reacted to violence, and not the person initiating the violence. I also notice that this is only said when the offender is | Read More »

    Red State contest: Guess how many of Hillary’s emails will pertain to Benghazi?

    Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State for 4 years. That’s  1460 days. She’s announced that she has just turned over to the State Dept all of her relevant emails, (she’s considerately omitted all  those related to planning for Chelsea’s wedding)…..some 55,000 pages. Now admittedly, we don’t know if there is more than one email per page…but  probably not. So, if we do the math, that | Read More »

    Now That the Scopes Trial is Over…

    Scott Walker is the presumptive front-runner among Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential race.  Most polling puts this as a race between Walker and Jeb Bush.  Where Bush has the advantage is in lining up donors whereas Walker is making rhetorical waves.  Although Walker’s performance at CPAC was not as stellar as at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January, his performance was certainly better than | Read More »

    SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ (D.-NJ)

    Based on revelations the Justice Department intends to charge Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) 0% (D.-NJ) with corruption,  he has a lot of explaining to do. Congratulations to the New York Times for finally reporting on Menendez’s alleged acts of impropriety and unethical conduct. Maybe the liberal media and Fourth Estate are finally acting responsibly and allowing some sunshine on a fellow liberal? | Read More »

    Ted Cruz “Birthers” Oppose The Founding Fathers

    Ted Cruz "Birthers" Oppose The Founding Fathers

    The “birthers” are back. Or rather, they never went away. After questioning the eligibility of Barack Obama for years, they seem to have shifted their focus towards potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, notably the Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. (They have also gone after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 90% and Bobby Jindal, but the venom directed at them | Read More »

    Why Cruz Needs to Hear From His Supporters…Right Now.

    In case you missed it, there’s an Agriculture summit taking place in Iowa. Folks mulling a run for the White House are in attendance, including Sen Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%.  All a would-be candidate would have to do really is stand in front of a stalk of corn and say “I’m all in for Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS)”.  Which is exactly what | Read More »

    Jeb Bush In Iowa: “I’m Not Going To Back Down” From Supporting Common Core

    According to the Associated Press, former Florida Gov. and leading GOP establishment Presidential candidate Jeb Bush said at a fundraiser in Des Moines, Iowa that, “I’m not going to back down” from his support of the Common Core education standards. Bush said, “Raising expectations and having accurate assessments of where kids are is essential for success, and I’m not going to back down on that,” | Read More »

    The WHY of Obama

    On the other hand he is not that smart. His actions betray his intellect. What he does with executive orders and lawless edicts and vetoes shows that he is more of an accomplice than a leader.

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    SCOTUS Should Not Apply “Deference” In the Obamacare Case

    During oral arguments of the Burwell Obamacare case before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, a possible resolution seemed to rear its ugly head when Chief Justice Roberts questioned U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli over the contested ambiguity of the application of Obamacare subsidies. Verrilli made the case that the “court should defer to the interpretation of the Internal Revenue Service, which said the tax credits | Read More »

    It’s Over, Hillary

    Hillary and Bill Clinton have always had what can be termed as an “Icarus” problem.  Through their years in the political office, the scandals swirled around them, but seemingly failed to engulf them:  Jennifer Flowers (and the other women); Whitewater; Travelgate; the cattle futures killing; Monica Lewinsky; Benghazi; Bill’s “business” jaunts courtesy of convicted pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein; the Clinton Foundation’s foreign donor problem; and now, | Read More »

    Glenn Beck, Ben Carson and the Gay Mafia

    Glenn Beck says that Ben Carson’s presidential campaign is over. He’s probably right. Then again Ben Carson has always been a man looking for a campaign. I like the man. It’s gotta be hard to go from a prolific career in neuro-surgery and make the leap into politics. Few men made the US presidency the first elected office they attained, those who did primarily served | Read More »

    DC Council Dares Congress, Presses Forward With Anti-Conscience Bills

      The D.C. Council’s nine-month quest to enact two anti-conscience laws appears to be coming to a close. After hearing concerns about violations of the First Amendment and federal law from outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray, the D.C. Attorney General’s office, members of Congress, and dozens of pro-life and religious organizations and schools in the District, the council has apparently rejected those concerns, effectively challenging Congress | Read More »

    The Keystone XL Pipeline, Another Way to View Democrats

    We deride Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 61% and his inept leadership in the Senate. Rightly so, he could not override Barrack Hussein Obama’s idiotic veto of an economically necessary piece of 4-year overdue legislation. Look at it this way, if you want your gas prices at the pump to decrease you needed the Senate to boot the President’s veto. Not because it | Read More »

    Chris Christie’s Big Break

    if Senator Bob Menendez has to step down Christie will have the chance to replace him, and that pick will put him back in the headlines. Expect Christie to choose a replacement who will please conservatives

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    Random thoughts on CPAC 2015 and advice for conservative politicians

    -To me, it’s clear that the following candidates are definitely running for president in 2016:   Walker, Carson, Christie, Bush, Perry, Rubio, and Cruz. -I will admit that Walker isn’t quite as prepared as I would like on certain policy issues, but then again, how could he be?  He’s been busy fighting off crazy liberal protesters and winning elections in Wisconsin.  He doesn’t strike me as the | Read More »

    Chicago on the Potomac

    Back in the Dream Time, elders were honored because of their accumulated knowledge, if Pops knew a better way to saddle horses that knowledge helped Junior since he saddled horses.  Today if Pops knows how to tune-up cars what good is that when cars don’t need to be tuned-up anymore?  Now the old are relegated to extolling their own relevance while exclaiming, “I’ve never seen | Read More »

    The Media’s Low Expectations of President Obama

    Barack Obama is the new Teflon President. But where Ronald Reagan could never get media-created scandals to stick, Obama can never get actual scandals to stick.

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    The Watercooler ~ Meet Bibi the Bibisitter

    I stumbled upon this campaign commercial a few weeks ago and it was so hilarious I must have watched it twenty times. Bibi doesn’t look too worried about the upcoming election, does he? Enjoy and have a great weekend. The Watercooler is always an open thread.

    Chris Christie’s BIG opportunity: Demand that Hillary answer questions, like he did at “Bridgegate” press conference

    Chris Christie’s nascent WH bid is struggling. He’s way down in the polls, and facing an uphill battle to gain traction. However, the recent revelations about Hillary’s DIY email system have given the governor a superb opportunity to thrust himself back into the national debate, and in the process gain favor with Republicans of all stripes. Anyone remember “Bridgegate?” For days it was the obsession | Read More »

    A Modern Day Game of Thrones [PODCAST]

    Have you ever played chess? I have and I just don’t get it. It’s like trying to jump into the middle of the season of Game of Thrones and trying to figure out the beginning and the end without really understanding what the heck is going on. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Game of Thrones series. But, in order to figure out the next | Read More »

    Why Hillary’s secret emails are a big deal, both now and in 2016

    Let me start this diary off by saying how much I’m truly enjoying watching Hillary and her defenders in the media squirm as the spotlight shines brightly on her blatant lack of transparency on the issue of her email records as secretary of state.  Few politicians deserve this scrutiny and criticism more than Hillary does.  For those of you too young to actually remember her | Read More »

    Boxing in Income Inequality

    Income inequality is all the rage on the Left these days.  Of course, they conveniently gloss over the fact that the income gap has increased significantly under Barack Obama.  And one look at the stock market is indicative of the fact that the investment class- those who already “had-” has done remarkably well.  The Left’s solution consists of targeted tax increases against “millionaires” who are | Read More »

    The New Racism now Requires Notations

    Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  This sentiment implies that one’s race would not be either a preference or a distraction.  However, today, we have moved to the state where it | Read More »

    Liz Warren is running the perfect campaign for the Democrat nomination

    Very soon a lot of Democrats will come to their senses, and ponder the scenario of their putative nominee dealing with scandals over her emails, financial shenanigans at the Clinton foundation, having to testify before the House Special committee on Benghazi……and, as if it possibly couldn’t get any worse, there’s the strong possibility that her husband, who’d be back inside the WH if Hillary won, | Read More »

    Congress: What’s Plan B

    OK, Plan A didn’t work. For those of us who hoped that 54 seats in the Senate and 245 seats in the House would allow Republicans to put bills on the President’s desk, it was a false hope with three fatal flaws:  Senate rules require 60 votes to get a bill to the floor; there are at least 50 members of the House who are more | Read More »

    Obama threatens to veto science at the E.P.A.

    If someone from the government  were to say to you, sorry you can’t run your business the way you have been , because I have proof it would harm the environment. Would you want to know about the “Proof” ? If the same person then handed you a conclusion, with no data, no disclosure of methods and what amounts to nothing more than a long | Read More »

    King vs. Burwell: An Argument Analysis

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of King vs. Burwell- a case which questioned the federal tax subsidies for those who purchased health insurance in the federal exchange.  Generally, it is tough to tell how any Justice will vote on a case from their questioning during oral argument.  As I have mentioned in many previous articles, they usually have some idea of | Read More »

    BOYCOTTING NETANYAHU’S SPEECH

          Belittlement and marginalization of Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu were primary goals of Vice President Biden and Democrats who boycotted his Congressional speech. Surely, Israel’s enemies will interpret the walkout as proof of lost American support. It could encourage Hamas and Hezbollah to increase rocket attacks on innocent Jewish men, women and children. Evidently, in conjunction with President Obama’s refusal to recognize | Read More »

    The Prosecutorial Abuses of Schneiderman and Lynch

    The Wall Street Journal had an excellent article a couple weeks ago calling out the egregious prosecutorial misconduct of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In this farce of a case, Schneiderman is hell bent on going after Hank Greenberg (formerly with AIG) in an attempt to discredit his name in a state civil lawsuit. The manner in which Schneiderman is conducting himself is a | Read More »

    The Senate Rules Require 60 Votes to Invoke Cloture on Loretta Lynch

    So let’s start with the black-letter law, the Senate Rules, as they read today — March 5, 2015: And if that question [of whether debate shall be brought to a close on ANY MATTER OR UNFINISHED BUSINESS pending before the Senate] shall be decided in the affirmative by three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn [except for rules changes] then said measure, motion, or | Read More »

    Music Corporate Cronyism is Not Conservative

    Next week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) will hold a hearing on music licensing and a potential decision by the Justice Department that will impact all those who like to listen to music on the radio and a computer. He wants to know whether the crony capitalists of Big Music are using their lobbying influence to try to disrupt the market and make it harder for you to enjoy | Read More »

    Follow the Money: Clinton Foundation

    Follow the Money: Clinton Foundation

    Many of us know what it’s like to be “dead broke;” some of us know the crushing weight of substantial debt. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the connections or friends in high places with the financial capabilities of funding our charitable foundations to the tune of $2 billion. The direness of the Clinton family’s financial position as they left the White House in 2001 | Read More »

    Todd Carson, Ben Akin

    Todd Carson, Ben Akin

    I was hoping that Ben Carson would run a strong campaign; I never thought he would win the Presidency in 2016 because it’s hard to go from rookie ball to the Dodgers without at least a stop in AA or AAA.  Had he run a great campaign he could have potentially been a great VP selection, one who could help create the free-market replacement for Obamacare, and | Read More »

    The Constitution Succeeded, it’s the American People Who Failed

    If the Presidency of Barack Obama has done anything useful for the American people or the conservative movement it is to pull back the shroud and dissipate the sweet odors masking the putrid decay of America’s once great institutions of government. By wielding the executive power that has been built up for decades from the framework laid down during the New Deal President Obama has | Read More »

    Who are these idiots, Republicans who vote with Democrats?

    When I read that 75 Republicans voted with 182 Democrats to pass a “clean” read: toothless DHS Funding Bill yesterday I just had to know, who are these idiots?  Find out below, you may have one in your state. On Motion to Recede and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H.R. 240: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015. Date: Mar 3, 2015Number: House Vote #109  114th | Read More »

    Boehner joins McConnell: Caves on Obama’s executive amnesty

    It looked for a little while like Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% had actually grown a pair of testicles when he called out the Democrats in the Senate for filibustering a bill passed in the House that would fully fund the Department of Homeland Security while defunding Obama’s executive amnesty; even going so far as allowing DHS to shut down if the | Read More »

    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 »

    Stop complaining and do something to fix the constitution**

    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 Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) 18% 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 our intelligence nearly every time | 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 »