Where Have All the Conservatives Gone — Long Time Passing

Written by Laurie Higgins

Over the weekend, former Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman under the Bush administration, Ken Mehlman, publicly confirmed what had long been rumored: He identifies as homosexual.

On the Sunday morning Chris Matthews Show, Reihan Salam, writer for National Review, expressed the troubling but not surprising truth that the conservative movement is being undermined by “elitists” within the movement:

RNC former chairman, Ken Mehlman, coming out of the closet reveals a big divide between elite Republicans, a lot of whom are donating to the cause of same-sex marriage, and a base that is absolutely unreconciled to same-sex marriage. And this is going to be a huge divide for Republicans for a least a decade.

Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, made an even more troubling statement:

[Mehlman’s] conservative credentials are impeccable….”

If same-sex marriage and homosexuality-affirmation now constitute conservative impeccability, we’re in big trouble.… Continue Reading

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Conservatives Abandon the Conservative Ship

by Laurie Higgins

Glenn Beck has proclaimed that legalized homosexual marriage wouldn’t harm America; Ann Coulter has agreed to speak at the pseudo-Republican group GOProud’s “Homocon”;  Grover Norquist, Tucker Carlson, and Margaret Hoover have formally endorsed homosexual activist organizations and their political goals;  Indiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, Mitch Daniels, has called for a “truce” on the “social issues,” suggesting homosexual marriage is not an “existential” issue; and alleged homosexual Mark Kirk may win a Senate seat — Mark Kirk who supports virtually all homosexuality-affirming legislation, including so-called “hate crimes” legislation, the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” the “Safe Schools Improvement Act,” and the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

True conservatives need to rethink their cowardly refusal to address the inherent immorality of homosexual practice and their deeply flawed strategy of calling for a moratorium on “social issues.” It’s astonishing that any thinking person could view as non-existential the radical redefinition of marriage and the implications it has for First Amendment speech and religious liberties as well as for parental rights and public education.… Continue Reading

Boxer, Durbin, Kirk – Lack Both Knowledge and Wisdom

Written by Laurie Higgins

Anyone who believes women have a Constitutional right to have their partially delivered live babies’ heads punctured with scissors, brains suctioned out, and skull collapsed does not deserve to serve in any elected office or the Judiciary.

Not only do such people lack an understanding of the Constitution, but they lack even a primitive moral compass.

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and U.S. Representative Mark Kirk (R-IL) are three such people.

Here’s an excerpt from George Will’s latest column on Boxer’s cowardly attempt to evade some simple questions posed by Rick Santorum on the Senate floor:

In a letter in last week’s NEWSWEEK, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said that, in the previous issue, this columnist [Will] got her position on late-term abortion “wrong” by “taking my words out of context.” Well.

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Sept. 11th Health and Compensation Act

Written by Laurie Higgins

Someone asked me about the vote regarding the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which I never heard about until yesterday when I read that U.S. Representative Mark Kirk was only 1 of 12 Republicans who voted for it.

It’s a bill to provide medical funds for 9/11 first responders, which sounds like something that would receive bi-partisan support. I’ve learned that Republicans opposed it for several reasons, including the following:

First, Dems used some obscure mechanism to pass it that requires a 2/3 vote rather than a simple majority, but prevents Republicans from attaching any provisions. Republicans wanted to attach a provision that would require this program to be funded by “Obamacare or the stimulus,” and they wanted an amendment “to deny funds to illegal immigrants.”

Second, Republicans were concerned about the amount of money, which has been reported as between 7.4 and 10.5 billion dollars.… Continue Reading

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