Republicans are our own Worst Enemy

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Written by Sally Zelikovsky

Instead of being applauded for recognizing that words matter, Mitt Romney is being lambasted by Republicans who just don’t get it.

Speaking to a full house of RNC members in San Diego, Romney committed the conservative crime of using the language of the left to appeal to potential voters. While emphasizing that conservative principles will be critical in the post-Obama era, Romney articulated three maxim’s that Republicans must communicate to the American people: “[T]o make the world safer… and provide opportunity for all Americans regardless of the neighborhood they live in” and the apparently gag-inducing, oxygen-sucking notion that “We have to lift people out of poverty.”

Can anyone deny that those are indeed goals of our party? The dispute we have with the left is how we get there.… Continue Reading

Obama: The Politician Without a Church

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POLITICO has run a piece citing various claims that President Obama is a practicing Christian of some sort. Nice try. But the article is entirely unconvincing.

Obama isn’t prevented from going to a Christian church and doesn’t cite security reasons for not attending. Instead, he “worries that his presence detracts from other worshippers’ experience,” the publication said. We are told he reads scripture and prays in private.

In 2008, when he first ran for president, the Obama campaign insisted he was a “committed Christian.” Glenn Greenwald, who later became NSA defector Edward Snowden’s mouthpiece, found Obama’s claim so alarming that he wrote an article for Salon about it. Greenwald, whose anti-American outlook includes Muslim sympathies, was apparently deeply concerned that Obama could, in fact, be a committed Christian.

We now understand that Obama’s Christian claim was as phony as his promise, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”

POLITICO reports that Obama has “attended Sunday services only occasionally, visiting a patchwork of congregations 19 times in all since taking office, according to a POLITICO analysis of White House pool reports.” Further down in the story we learn that “In all, Obama has gone to services on about 6 percent of the Sundays of his presidency and just once on Christmas Day, in 2011, which also happened to be a Sunday.”

Another insight into Obama’s religiosity is when he tries to quote from the Bible or make religious references.… Continue Reading

Mark Kirk: #1 Most Likely to Lose U.S. Senate Seat in 2016

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Of ten Republicans who may lose their U.S. Senate seats in 2016, Sunday The Hill named Illinois’ U.S. Senator Mark Kirk as #1 most likely, with a possibility of four Illinois Democrats  as potential challengers:

1. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

Kirk narrowly defeated a scandal-plagued Democratic candidate by less than 2 points in the 2010 Republican wave election. In the 2016 presidential election year, he will likely face a much more Democratic electorate.

The senator has worked hard to bolster his bipartisan credentials, backing immigration reform, gun control and environmental protections. He was also the second Republican senator to embrace gay marriage.

His hard-fought battle to return from a debilitating stroke could also earn him sympathy from voters.

Kirk told The Hill in November that he’s running “come hell or high water,” seeking to dispel rumors he might retire.… Continue Reading

What Ruling Class Republicans Fail to Understand About Independents

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Written By Bryan Fischer

Campaign consultants make bank on advising candidates how to win the independent voting bloc – those who are perceived to be the 20 percent of the electorate in the middle of the spectrum between left and right.

The theory is that the Republican candidate has the 40 percent of the electorate to the right of center locked up, and the Democratic candidate has the 40 percent of the electorate to the left of center locked up, and the issue will be decided by those in the mushy middle.

There is one fundamental, lethal flaw for the Republican Party in this template. And that is that NOT ALL INDEPENDENTS ARE IN THE CENTER. Increasing numbers of conservatives have left the GOP, not because it is too conservative, but because it is not conservative enough.… Continue Reading

Muslim go BOOM!

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By Matt Barber

“When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.” ~The Quran, Surah 9:5

Islam is anything if not ironic.

“A teenaged bomber on Thursday targeted a Kabul auditorium packed with people watching a drama condemning suicide attacks,” reports Reuters. “Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the bomber targeted the event because it was staged ‘to insult Islamic values and spread propaganda about our jihad operations, especially on suicide attacks.’”

And so, in defense of “Islamic values” and to dispel “propaganda” about “suicide attacks,” Muhammad Jr. blows himself into pork-sausage, killing one and wounding 16.

Ah, Islam.

Merriam Webster defines “phobia” as, “an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation.”

“Progressives” are crafty little buggers.… Continue Reading

Jeb Bush’s Common Core Problem

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Written By  Kelsey Harkness

Jeb Bush has long advocated for all 50 states to adopt Common Core national standards.

Now that the former Florida governor has all but confirmed his plans to run for president in 2016, the issue threatens to overshadow his likely campaign.

Bush’s name, matched with consistently high polling numbers among potential 2016 Republican candidates, makes landing a seat in the Oval Office feasible. But in order to reach the general election—to perhaps take on Hillary Clinton—Bush must first overcome concerns about Common Core with conservative primary voters.

Bush’s longstanding support for Common Core is no secret: Over a year ago, Frederick M. Hess, an education expert at the American Enterprise Institute, predicted that if he decided to run for president, “Common Core could be his Romneycare.”

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Fake Conservatives in the Media

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Written by Cliff Kincaid

Steve Malzberg of Newsmax TV calls people like CNN’s Margaret Hoover “phony Republicans” or RINOS (Republicans in Name Only). I prefer the term “fake conservatives.” Whatever we call them, the effect is still the same. By spouting liberal nonsense, they misrepresent the views of most Republicans or conservatives. Hoover joined her fellow CNN panelists in a “Hands up, don’t shoot” display based on the fiction that thug Michael Brown was surrendering to the police when he was shot.

Unfortunately, we have to add another name to the list of fake conservatives—George Will, who has been drifting leftward for years.

Over at National Review, once considered a flagship conservative publication, Will has a column on the Marxist dialectic in which he complains about too many people in jail or prison.… Continue Reading

Upending the New Immoral Order

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Many of the newly empowered Republicans understand the deeper meaning behind last week’s historic election. It was a wholesale rejection not only of Barack Obama, but also of the worldview he represents.

By Robert Knight

Tuesday’s Republican wave election was not just about the economy, repealing ObamaCare, illegal immigration, failed foreign policy or the nation’s nearly $18 trillion debt.

It was about all of that, but it was really about electing adults to escort America safely off Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

This is where multiple-choice exit polls fail to do justice. ObamaCare’s unpopularity was huge, but how do you quantify public disgust with a ruling party’s lawlessness and arrogance, combined with lawless judges and a media that refuses to do honest reporting? You count the votes.

“Right track” and “wrong track” surveys do not quite do the job.… Continue Reading

Republicans Win Senate With the Help of Training by Fox, CNN Types

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Written by Don Irvine

After blowing back-to-back opportunities in 2010 and 2012 to retake control of the Senate—thanks to numerous gaffes by inexperienced candidates—Republicans decided that the 2014 group of candidates would get mandatory media training under the direction of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).

According to Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, Manu Raju and John Bresnahan, the NRSC had trackers meet the candidates at the airports as soon as they emerged from security, and whisked them away to begin the media boot camp.

During two days of eight-hour sessions, the candidates practiced in front of a camera and were drilled on policy. They were also shown footage of two of the biggest bumblers from 2012—Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock—as examples of what not to do.

The pros who were there to help the candidates included Jon Kraushar, who handles much of the on-camera training for Fox News, Mitt Romney’s policy director Lanhee Chen and CNN’s S.E.Continue Reading

Election Information for Judges

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The 2014 General Election is this Tuesday and voters in Illinois will head to the polls to elect a Governor, U.S. Senator and numerous other legislative offices. One section, however, that is often overlooked are judicial candidates. With recent onslaught of pervasive rulings that have come from the various judicial rulings, it is painfully clear that cannot overlook this portion of the ballot.

Though it would be an enormous endeavor to seek out information on every judicial election throughout the state, Illinois Family Action is recommending several resources to help voters make informed decisions.

The Illinois Citizens for Life score card has made endorsements for numerous courts throughout the state and can be found HERE.

For voters from Cook County, the Chicago Lesbian and Gay Bar Association have made endorsements for judicial elections where one can vote in the opposite way based on their recommendations, CLICK HERE to view.… Continue Reading

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