Discrimination cannot stand — not on account of color or gender; how you worship or who you love. Prejudice has no place in the United States of America. BARACK OBAMA , speech, Jul. 17, 2009 “Except against bitter-clinging Tea Party terrorists that threaten my… uh… OUR way of life.” Send to Kindle
(Paul Mirengoff) Ken Cuccinelli’s narrow loss in the Virginia gubernatorial race has become the latest battleground in the war between the so-called Republican establishment and Tea Party-type insurgents. The “establishment” blames the Tea Party induced government shutdown for alienating Virginians, a great many of whom work for the federal government. The insurgents blame the Republican Party for not providing enough money to Cuccinelli’s campaign. Some suggest that the “establishment” wanted Cuccinelli to lose out of spite and/or so it could blame the shutdown for his defeat. What does the Cuccinelli campaign have to say about this? Its chief strategist, Chris LaCivita, blames the shutdown above all else. He told…
(Paul Mirengoff) David Horowitz has written an important article for NRO called “Uniting the Right.” The thrust of the article is set forth in its subtitle: “Freedom is the idea that can bring our fractious movement together.” I agree to this extent — if anything can do it, “freedom” can. I want to focus, though, on Horowitz’s premise that the left has an inherent advantage when it comes to unity because of progressivism’s ideological thrust. Horowwitz writes: How do [the Democrats] do it? What unites them as they go to battle? It is the power of a unifying idea. A …
The Republican Party is already at war with itself, but its fight is spreading.
October 11, 2013 | Posted in Breaking News
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Remember how it was Republicans’ obsessive focus on social issues that was going to doom the party? Between 2008 and well into the aftermath of the party’s 2012 defeat, the culprit behind the party’s problems was said again and again to be social issues.
October 8, 2013 | Posted in Breaking News
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Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the controversy surrounding the agency’s scrutiny of Tea Party groups, has retired effective today, according to a Republican congressional aide.Lerner, the tax agency’s former director of exempt…
September 23, 2013 | Posted in Breaking News
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If it annoys David Brooks, we’re for it.
Is Obama’s halo, formerly burnished daily by the liberal press and the Democratic Party now tarnished beyond repair?
Talking up his candidacy for 2016.
It will be difficult to recreate the excitement and passion of 2010.