Written by Samuel Smith
Speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Texas Senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, bashed President Barack Obama for labeling the the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by the Islamic State in mid-February as “Egyptian citizens.”
Cruz also attacked the Obama administration for continuously ignoring the fact that most of today’s international terror troubles are caused by “radical Islamic terrorists.” Cruz asserted that America needs a leader that will not just identify the radical Islamic threat from groups like the Islamic State but also protect the liberty of international Christians.
“When 21 Coptic Christians are beheaded we see the president saying they were simply ‘Egyptian citizens,'” Cruz said. “They were murdered for their Christian faith and the president needs to stand up and defend them.”
Cruz also chastised Obama for labeling the January Islamist attack of a Kosher market in Paris, which resulted in the death of four customers and a police officer, as a “random act of violence.” The widowed wife of the Paris gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, is said to be featured in one of ISIS’ latest propaganda films entitled “Blow Up France 2.”
“From all aboard, America is perceived to have leadership of the world, but yet we see the president describing the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris as a quote, ‘random act of violence,'” Cruz explained.… Continue Reading
Written by Carson Holloway
The right of self-government depends upon the ability of voters to give their informed consent in choosing elected officials. If candidates lie, self-government becomes impossible.
When running for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama misled the voters about his true position on the question of same-sex marriage. This is not an accusation made by one of the president’s political enemies, but an admission made by one of his closest political advisors: David Axelrod. According to Time magazine, Axelrod’s new book about his career in politics reveals that candidate Obama really believed in same-sex marriage, but he publicly said that he opposed it because he feared the electoral consequences of his real convictions.
In response to the mini-burst of commentary and indignation that this news has provoked, Axelrod has complained—not very convincingly—that his story has been distorted.… Continue Reading
Written by Matt Barber
Dear candidate for president of the United States:
Congratulations on your decision to pursue a career as leader of the free world. The following exam, while in no way comprehensive, is intended to assess your basic qualifications and level of occupational competency. Though a failing grade does not automatically exclude you from being elected by low-information voters, hipster millennials, liberal yuppies plagued by white guilt and lesbian feminists with sleeve tattoos, it does strongly indicate that you are better suited for a career in an industry requiring no experience whatsoever and few, if any, measurable skills.
Alternative career paths might include:
1. Community Organizer
2. Law professor at the University of Chicago
3. Serial bad golfer
4. Mom jeans model
INSTRUCTIONS: Circle the correct answer using a No.… Continue Reading
Written by Matt Barber
Well, that didn’t take long. This summer after Barack Obama inexplicably (and illegally) freed five of the Taliban’s most deadly terrorists in exchange for army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, I asked a burning question – a question that remains unanswered: “What will it take for our spineless U.S. Congress to impeach this tyrant? This is way beyond partisan politics. This is about justice. This is about the safety of the American people. Barack Hussein Obama is America’s biggest threat to national security. He is ‘an enemy within.’”
By striking this Faustian bargain with the devil, not only did Obama unilaterally trash the U.S. government’s long-standing policy never to negotiate with terrorists, he brazenly violated a 2013 national defense bill that unambiguously requires he give Congress 30-days notice before releasing any Guantanamo Bay prisoners, much less five of its most deadly.… Continue Reading
Written by Joseph Curl
One rainy evening, three people walked into a bar and sat down. One was grim, another solemn, while the sole woman among them was absolutely giddy. The bartender poured a few shots of whiskey and said to the trio, “Why so grim, so solemn, so giddy?”
The grim man with squinty eyes and a huge forehead went first. “My life is over. I ‘conflated’ a couple of war stories, said I was aboard a helicopter in Iraq that got shot down when I wasn’t. Now, everything I’ve worked for my whole life is gone.”
“Gee, that’s tough,” said the bartender.
The even more-horse-faced solemn man next to him went next. “I said I won a bunch of medals for honor and bravery as captain of a fast patrol boat in Vietnam, but then all my comrades swiftly said I was lying.… Continue Reading
A nationwide online poll taken by the Drudge Report reveals that Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the hands-down favorite for the 2016 GOP presidential election so far, taking nearly half the total votes – a number that almost reached half a million by the close of the poll.
With former two-time Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney now out of the running, Walker has shown great promise at the polls, which the former Massachusetts governor dominated before his departure from the race.
Leaving the other dozen potential GOP presidential candidates far behind in the dust, Walker pulled in nearly 200,000 votes (or 44 percent) from the online participants across the country. He earned more than three times as many votes than the next highest contender, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who rounded up nearly 59,000 votes – a distant 31 points behind, or 13 percent of the total.… Continue Reading
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
The Republican Precinct Project is the only statewide effort dedicated to reducing the committeeman vacancy rate that currently exists in Illinois.
The goal of the Republican Precinct Project is to fill every Republican Precinct Committeeman position in every county in Illinois – with truly dedicated, pro-GOP Platform, hard working volunteers. This will require the participation of thousands of reform-minded Republicans.
For more information about the role of a Republican Precinct Committeeman, including some frequently asked questions about the position, read What is a Republican Precinct Committeeman?
NOTE: The instructions here are applicable to every Illinois county EXCEPT for Cook County. Cook has a unique structure under Illinois law and Precinct Committeemen are not elected by either the Republicans or Democrats.
Read: Run for Republican Township Committeeman
HOW TO RUN FOR THE OFFICE OF REPUBLICAN PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN
Meet the Legal Requirements
- Must be a United States citizen.
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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
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