U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) greatest vulnerabilities in the early GOP primaries are his positions on Iran and Israel, according to a private poll commissioned by a group called the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America.
The Republican PAC, which launched a $1 million ad campaign highlighting Paul’s foreign policy positions this week, conducted the polls of likely Iowa and South Carolina GOP primary voters in February.
While respondents were surveyed on a number of Paul’s potential weaknesses, including his association with conspiracy-minded radio host Alex Jones and opposition to mandatory minimum prison sentences, the polls indicate that Paul’s comments on Iranian nuclear weapons and aid to Israel are his biggest liability with Republicans.
Seventy-seven percent of South Carolina respondents and 76 percent of Iowa respondents said they were less likely to vote for Paul after hearing that he supported cutting military aid to Israel.… Continue Reading
Republicans and conservatives are supposed to be the folks who love the Founding Fathers, but I fear too often they ignore what those men said when it comes to (what I call) job number one (informing public opinion). Here’s James Madison on the topic:
A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
Talk about a prescient prediction of Obama’s election and reelection. Republicans and conservatives haven’t established effective “means of acquiring” the right information. Americans have ceded unprecedented levels of power to their government because they don’t have the right knowledge.… Continue Reading
As U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) officially became the second Republican to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election on Tuesday, the 52-year-old obstetrician is already being attacked by conservatives as being “to the left of Obama” when it comes to his foreign policy and openness to negotiating with Iran.
Although Paul was victorious in the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll in February, some prominent conservatives and even a conservative political action group have wasted no time in jumping on the presidential candidate over his stance on foreign policy issues.
Fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed his concern with Paul’s candidacy the day before Paul officially announced that he was going to run.
Graham proclaimed in an interview with Fox News on Monday, that Paul is in fact “to the left” of Obama’s foreign policy.… Continue Reading
By signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law, Indiana governor and GOP presidential nominee wannabe Mike Pence briefly looked like a real conservative, trying to champion the Judeo-Christian morals and principles that made this country great. But within days of signing the RFRA, under unrelenting fire from the secular progressive MSM, Pence’s conservative resolve withered, and he decided the RFRA needed to be re-written ‘for clarification.’
Unfortunately, Pence is not the only Republican in a leadership position who doesn’t understand that the only way to stop secular progressive relativism is to actually be a Republican . . . and not behave like a Democrat. Two other Republican Governors haven’t been acting much like Republicans either. We can now add Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and, if any doubt still remained, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to the list of RINOs.… Continue Reading
Famous, rich, wealthy, influential liberals, from Cher to Kareem Abdul Jabbar using their status to oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (#RFRA). They’re cultural icons, who’s backward worldview is valued by millions. Also here’s the link I Mentioned in the video! If you really want to see more artists promoting conservative values instead of the culture constantly being influenced by influential artists in opposition to to your values, please share the following link I spoke of in the vid! I’m counting on ya!!!
How do we maintain our liberties? Let us ask Ben Franklin:
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.
A nation of well-informed men? We certainly are not. And that is the fault of Republicans and conservatives. We know who benefits from that failure. Larry Elder recently wrote a piece titled, “Democratic Party Loves Ill-Informed Voters.”
We ended the last post by mentioning “full outreach mode.” Outlining that will take more than one post — but let’s get started. When I say “outreach” I mean reaching the uninformed. The folks on our side, well, are on our side.… Continue Reading
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.
In what way are Americans hearing about conservative solutions to public policy problems? Talk radio? Sure, some folks are, but not enough listen. Are they reading the terrific articles at AmericanThinker.com or any number of other first rate websites? Sure, some are, but that number is too small to make a difference.
Where are Americans getting their news? The Fox News Channel? Even if they are viewers are only getting a part of the story.… Continue Reading
News out of the 18th CD Monday showed State Senator Darin LaHood’s bid to succeed resigned Congressman Aaron Schock solidifying as another potential GOP primary opponent dropped out and an unknown resident of Green Valley initiated a write-in bid.
Bloomington businessman Ed Brady, once considering a bid in the IL GOP special election primary endorsed LaHood.
“Darin LaHood has a proven record of being a fiscal conservative and supporting legislation that improves the business climate in Illinois, and I know he will continue that record in Washington,” said Brady. “As a small business owner, I know first hand the struggles facing employers and that is why I am supporting Darin.”
“I am honored to receive Ed’s endorsement and support,” said LaHood. “I will be the conservative champion that gets serious about our $18 trillion debt crisis, cuts wasteful government spending, and works for term limits to get rid of the career politicians in both parties.
If you’re a close reader of the two Chicago metro dailies, you know both the Sun-Times and the Tribune are reluctant to talk much about Chicago’s dire financial situation. The one exception is when the union members in the press are trying to help the union candidate for mayor, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Then, they’re quick to point out that Rahm Emanual is a rich guy, who hangs out with other rich guys like Gov. Bruce Rauner.
It’s a shame the media’s inherent bias gets in the way of telling the truth about Chicago’s finances, because the city is in – to put it in terms even a kindergarten kid can understand – deep doo-doo. But to get the ugly details, Chicago taxpayers have to rely on national media outlets unbeholden to certain parts of the Chicago political machine.… Continue Reading
Robert R. Reilly, author of the highly controversial (and suppressed) book, Making Gay Okay, says the capitulation of the Republicans to the homosexual lobby seemed to begin under President George W. Bush, when General Peter Pace was hung out to dry for expressing his view that homosexuality is immoral. That was in 2007.
Pace, who also condemned adultery at the same time, “was not backed up by anyone in the Bush Administration,” including the president, Reilly noted. Yet, Pace made a statement “that would have been considered standard at any other time in our history,” Reilly added.
Reilly made these comments to me during an interview about his book, which describes the transformation of the homosexual rights movement from a request for tolerance into a cultural conquest.… Continue Reading