Mr. Boehner: Lead, Or Get Out Of The Way
The Speaker of the House has incredible power. If the Republic is to last, he — or she — must wield that power effectively and now more than ever, rein in Congress. The Speaker of the House has the power to force repeal of Obamacare, to defund it, and generally to set the agenda for the government in ways not even the President can. Who | Read More »
No Sacrificial Lamb
Nancy Pelosi has a habit of saying really outlandish things. From “We must pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,” to her outrage that “500 million Americans” were losing their jobs every month to asking “Are you serious?” about what part of the Constitution authorized the individual mandate, San Fran Nan has really let loose with some amazing gaffes. Pelosi is | Read More »
Everyone Knows Something That Isn’t True
I don’t know when I learned that everyone has false beliefs. But I see it all the time, both in myself and in others. I’d hate to have my fate decided by some fact I got wrong. Wouldn’t you?
Do Straw Men Have Free Speech?
President Barack Obama took to the UN podium on Tuesday and lied, blaming an American’s exercise of free speech for the death of Obama’s own Ambassador. He also stood before that august body of Islamists, antisemites, tyrants, socialists, and corrupt panderers and told America’s sworn enemies that the future is theirs. In continuing to blame the video and attack it, Obama is using his usual straw man tactics. | Read More »
Chicago Organizers and the Reelection Machine
Chicago Teachers Union got the strike desired by a core group of activists, but the strike is not about the issues on the table. The strike is about who is in charge: union bosses, or the taxpayers.
Who is Karen Lewis?
Karen Lewis is head of the powerful Chicago Teachers Union, currently striking against the Chicago Public School system. The strike is actually a power play for Lewis, who wants both to control how teachers are evaluated in Chicago and to extend her power in union circles — and probably in political circles, as well.
The Hope and the Change
From “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for” through the euphoria of voters convinced they were electing the Messiah, Stephen Bannon’s The Hope and the Change takes us on a retrospective of the Obama presidency: The film shows the country’s early hope in the new president, then the quick realization that America had been conned. America was promised “Hope and Change”, but realize that | Read More »
Blackwell: That’s No Compromise. *This* is a Compromise.
Morton Blackwell, founder of The Leadership Institute and longtime conservative activist, responds to the RNC rules compromise. His letter to delegates appears below.
RNC Rules Changes Misquided and Harmful
[Santorum update below, 1pm EDT 8/27] [Second update 5:30pm EDT 8/27]: I made a mistake: I understood Ron Zahm to say Rick Santorum was in favor of the rules change, but Santorum has not made any indication one way or the other, and Zahm did not say he did. The error is 100% mine. ——————— I’m a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention. It | Read More »
Republicans Oppose Obamacare and the War on Women
A Republican National Convention delegate has fought back against the ongoing “War on Women” mantra of the Left by inserting into her party’s platform language highlighting the absurdity of the entire idea. The platform also includes most of FreedomWorks activists’ main agenda. Sharee Langenstein of Illinois authored the amendment to the party’s platform: “Through Obamacare, the Obama Administration has promoted the notion of abortion as healthcare. We, | Read More »
I Should Not Have Had to Go to Texas
I first heard Ted Cruz speak in Atlanta at the first RedState Gathering. As much as Marco Rubio or Nikki Haley, Cruz was impressive even then. I casually monitored his campaign for Attorney General and then Senator, marveling at his consistent ability to defend and articulate conservative ideas. America needs Mr. Cruz in the Senate, and the only question for me was how much of | Read More »
Put On Your Big Boy Pants, Governor Quinn
The thin-skinned bully Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D-Obamaville) could not take being bested on friendly turf with friendly questioners and a friendly host. As a result, Quinn reportedly told his staff to remove his debate opponent, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria, IL-18) from a Special Olympics luncheon and from a transportation planning conference to be held in the fall.
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe has a terrific new book, “Hostile Takeover”. Kibbe describes how the explosion of information choices available to Americans has already changed politics and will continue to do so. Though not organized this way, there are three broad themes in the book, leading to one inescapable conclusion: Top-down journalism is a dying paradigm Top-down, Keynesian economics is a tool of oppression Top-down politics | Read More »
Book Review: The Great Destroyer
David Limbaugh’s anticipated new book, The Great Destroyer (Regnery Publishing), is finally out and it doesn’t disappoint. Following on his earlier work Crimes Against Liberty, Limbaugh carefully and thoughtfully delivers another devastating critique of the Obama Administration. Conservative and libertarian readers will appreciate Limbaugh’s recollection of Mr. Obama’s transgressions, though some may find daunting the sheer volume of the administration’s failures, arrogance, and deceit. Because of | Read More »
The Right Response to Swatting
There is a new tactic in use by the left called “swatting” that we on the right will find abhorrent. While the activity involves local law enforcement and the politics of personal destruction, we must realize that the effort is coordinated across state lines and violates federal law. But mostly, while sometimes it is wise and effective for us to use the left’s tactics against them, this is not one | Read More »
Brett Kimberlin’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
During the two years in which lying conman and convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin has been harassing friends of Andrew Breitbart, it’s surprising that what is about to happen to him hasn’t happened before. Kimberlin is about to discover that good people will fight his evil. Kimberlin won’t see it that way. Like all of his ilk, he truly believes he is the victim. Also, | Read More »
Republican Nomination in IL-13
Illinois Republican Party officials will vote May 19 replace the retiring Congressman Tim Johnson on the November ballot in Illinois’ 13th District. Four candidates competing for the nomination gathered at a forum Saturday. Party Chairmen in the district will have to choose between two candidates who focus on what the country needs and two others who focus on winning, no matter what they have to | Read More »
Category Error? Never Heard of Such a Thing
If this is the kind of dishonest political ad we can expect from the President, and it is, we bloggers are going to have a fun election season. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player
A Huge Mistake and a Wasted Opportunity to Save the Country
No, I’m not talking about the rush to anoint Mitt Romney as the Republican nominee. I’m talking about a mistake I’ve made, in my lack of vision. I’m talking about how we treat each other in a critical phase of the political process. To lay my cards on the table: I’m a Rick Santorum delegate to the Republican National Convention, having been elected in the | Read More »