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    Mom Jeans Foreign Policy

    President Obama has done one remarkable thing in his time in office — he has made the American left turn a blind eye to human rights abuses around the world. American soldiers are being sent home for defending boys who are being raped by Afghan soldiers. Meanwhile, the left is peddling articles noting that pedophilia is just another lifestyle choice. Cuban dissidents are still imprisoned | Read More »

    The Stupidest Thing Ever Written About Pope Francis and Kim Davis

    Gabriel Malor is a Republican gay rights activist who spends about as much time on twitter advocating for Republicans as he does trying to convince the world that his favorite sin is no sin at all. Thus we arrive at Malor’s take on Pope Francis having a private meeting with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. Just read this: Been asked about this in DM and, | Read More »

    The Problem With Trey Gowdy

    is a solid congressman doing a great job investigating Benghazi, but this Politico story highlights a problem with Gowdy. Conservatives have placed him inside the Cult of Personality where he can do no wrong, everything he says is conservative, and knows it. Boehner tried to get Gowdy to run for Majority Leader. He wants Gowdy there because “[m]any Republicans close to Boehner and House Majority | Read More »

    How the Media Avoids Covering What’s In the Planned Parenthood Videos

    The Center for Medical Progress released 17 hours of unedited footage showing, in graphic detail, abortions at Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood employees talking about the money they get. But the media has refused to cover the story directly, instead focusing on edits of the tapes, which were edits of people walking down the hallway saying nothing, people going to the restroom, etc. Listen to | Read More »

    Ted Cruz Explains the Republican Disconnect

    , the other night, took to the floor of the United States Senate and explained the disconnect between Republican leaders in Washington and the base of the party. He also happens to be right. Cruz explained why the GOP will not fight against Obamacare, immigration, abortion, gay marriage, or a variety of other issues. It all has to do with the GOP donor class. The | Read More »

    The House Should Proceed to the Motion to Vacate the Chair

    is sticking it out until the end of October because he wants to be able to help Barack Obama pass his big government agenda. wants to reauthorize the crony capitalist Export-Import Bank. He wants to pass a bloated transportation bill. He wants to fund Planned Parenthood. In short, wants to give a big wet kiss to Barack Obama’s agenda on the way out the door | Read More »

    John Boehner and Kevin McCarthy Engage in Three Card Monty

    Three card monty is the card game where the con man shuffles the cards around trying to get you to pick the same card he first showed you. It is a game of distraction, a hustle, and a con. It is what and are engaging in right now. House conservatives should take notice. Speaker Boehner has signaled his resignation at the end of the month | Read More »

    John Boehner’s False Prophets

    accuses conservatives of being false prophets when, in fact, all they did was point out his lies and exposed him as a huckster. Boehner promised to fight Barack Obama, defund Obamacare, and stop amnesty. Instead, he enabled Obama, gave him a blank check, and was too scared to ever fight. Tonight, I really enjoyed doing this monologue. I hope you enjoy it as much as | Read More »

    ACTION ALERT: Get on the phones right now

    I could not be more ecstatic about ‘s announced resignation. But in Washington DC, even victories are used as excuses to stop fighting, and I am very worried about that very thing this week. It is vital that House conservatives keep fighting to defund Planned Parenthood on the upcoming continuing resolution later this week. Both House and Senate Leaders are trying to distract congressmen from | Read More »

    House Conservatives Don’t Need to Put Up Their Own

    Lots of outside voices who generally are not with House Conservatives are now challenging House Conservatives to put up their own candidate for Speaker. Conservatives need not bother and should not fall into the trap. Conservatives in the House are finally beginning to understand their role — they do not have power of initiation, they have the veto power. Conservatives do not have the votes | Read More »

    John Boehner’s Jesus Complex

    has a Jesus complex. Last week, he told America he was resigning to save his institution. Then he gave a weekend interview where he warned of false prophets peddling false hopes to the GOP. The reality is that surveyed the House and knew he had lost. He did not have the votes to stay as Speaker of the House and he quit, throwing tomatoes at | Read More »

    It’s Just the Right Thing to Do

    People hate politics and politicians so much these days because they see so many good people get into politics and begin slowly, but consistently, giving up on what’s right in favor of what is political. These politicians become so convinced that it is better to be in power than to do what is right, they never get around to doing what is right because they | Read More »

    The One Thing You Must Understand About Boehner Resigning

    The One Thing You Must Understand About Boehner Resigning

    “The biggest winner here is not the Majority Leader and now probably the next Speaker, but Heritage Action for America.” If you are going to prognosticate, pound your chest, and lament that is resigning from Congress on October 30th, don’t blame conservatives. The truth is that conservatives alone did not have the votes to end ‘s tenure. Conservatives may not like it that I say | Read More »

    John Boehner is Resigning

    Speaker has announced that he is stepping down. This is huge news. He’ll resign from Congress altogether. Boehner has increasingly faced a Republican House of Representatives unwilling to continue to support him. In the past few months, conservatives have had more and more substantive talks with House Majority Leader who, though he hasn’t blessed a coup, has largely turned a blind eye. Increasingly, Boehner alienated | Read More »

    Just What Is Carly Fiorina’s Record?

    Just What Is Carly Fiorina's Record?

    My ten year old told me she wanted to organize the kids in her class to support Carly Fiorina. Ms. Fiorina’s speech was the only Presidential speech at the RedState Gathering that my daughter wanted to hear. She’s a big fan. In fact, Fiorina’s 2016 Presidential campaign has been very impressive and she has been sharp. Her debate performances have been impressive. The points she | Read More »