Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chris Wallace: Establishment, Business Groups Ready to Primary Conservatives if They Don’t ‘Play Ball’ with Paul Ryan

At Breitbart by Tony Lee..

News Sunday host Chris Wallace said that big-business groups are ready to target House Freedom Caucus members if they don’t “play ball” with the GOP establishment and support
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
58%’s (R-WI) potential candidacy for House Speaker.

Wallace said that he has been told that “there’s a lot of pressure being put on by the establishment and business groups, saying that some of those Freedom Caucus members, if you’re not going to play ball and you’re not going to get involved, you’re going to get a primary opponent.”

The Chamber of Commerce has reportedly budgeted $100 million to destroy the Tea Party this election cycle and news of the chamber’s plans came not-so-coincidentally days after House Speaker

Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
announced that he would be resigning from Congress.

As Roll Call noted, the chamber’s “top targets in 2016 will be right-wing, tea party candidates” and its ultimate goal is to reportedly win back “the soul of the Republican Party” for the GOP establishment establishment by helping elect more moderate candidates “in contested primaries to strengthen their hand during policy debates on the Hill.”


They Really Hate Ben Carson

At RightWingNews by Dennis Prager

The invective against Dr. Ben Carson coming from the left is extraordinary, even for the left.
Now that Carson, one of the pre-eminent brain surgeons in America, has become a viable candidate for president, the left has labelled him everything awful it can come up with. One left-wing columnist, Charles Blow of The New York Times, even disparaged his intelligence.

But there were two attacks made this past week that should be beyond the pale even for the left.
The first was that Carson “blamed the victims” in the Roseburg, Oregon, community college mass murder.

How did that happen?

On Fox News, Carson noted that “the poor families of those individuals had to be hurting so badly.” One of the hosts then made the following comment: “Dr. Carson, if a gunman walks up and puts a gun at you and says, ‘What religion are you?’ that is the ultimate test of your faith.”

To which Carson responded: “I’m glad you asked that question. Because not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me. I would say, ‘Hey, guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.'”

He was asked, in essence, what he would do. Whether one agrees or disagrees with what he says he would do, it was hardly “blaming the victims.”

Yet, that is what the left accuses of him doing.

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I Feel Sorry For Real Men In The Millennial Generation

Townhall, by John Hawkins

Men have it rougher in America than most people realize. In part, that’s because they’re one of the few groups (along with white people, conservatives and Christians) it’s cool to crap on at every opportunity. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a non-stop assault on masculinity in America. Just to give you an idea of what I mean by that, here are articles written that show up on the first three pages of Google when you do a search for “masculinity.”

Mass Killings in the U.S.: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity
Die Like a Man: The Toxic Masculinity of Breaking Bad
Why We Need to Reimagine Masculinity
Masculinity Is Killing Men: The Roots of Men and Trauma ...
Journeys Through Trans Masculinity - BuzzFeed
Toxic masculinity - Geek Feminism Wiki
Masculinity U | Rethink Masculinity.

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$100 Million From the Chamber of Commerce to Buy a New GOP

Red State, by EErickson

The Chamber of Commerce is purportedly pledging $100 million to defeat conservatives in 2016, or as is being reported, defeating conservatives who might cause heartburn for poor little Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 55% who apparently cannot stand up to those 40 yapping conservatives.

It is actually a sad statement of leadership from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 55% that while he fiddles over whether to be Speaker or not, he refuses to stand up and speak out against the Chamber of Commerce threatening to take out conservatives. It makes him look weak.
Unfortunately for the Chamber of Commerce, it is not just the band of 40 conservatives in the House who have problems with the leadership and process. Despite press headlines and punditry complaints, 151 Republicans voted no on the continuing resolution and 167 voted no on the Department of Homeland Security funding this past spring.


The Democratic Debate: Prepare for an Orgy of Unicorn Farts and Pixie Dust

Red State, by  Leon H. Wolf (Diary)

Tonight, the Democrats will have their first Presidential primary debate, although “debate” is something of a misnomer. “Debate” implies that there will be a substantive disagreement in which candidates have different ideas about the direction of the country. However, if you listen to the Democrats talk and check the “issues” section of their campaign websites, you will find that the only real disagreement they have is about exactly how much “free” stuff that the government should give away.

For instance, all the Democrats in the field* believe in “free” college. There is some disagreement amongst the Democrats as to whether only the first two years of college should be free, or whether all four years should be free, or whether college should be free as long as anyone wants to stay in college. They are, however, all in basic agreement that college learning should be considerably more free than it currently is.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Take Back Columbus Day

National Review, by Ira Strauss
The ideologues who have been dismantling the American identity will be stopped only if we fight back. 
The effort to deconstruct America’s identity continues apace. Seattle has abolished Columbus Day. So has Minneapolis. So has South Dakota. And not just abolished it neutrally, but replaced it with something intended to be understood as its opposite: an “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” (or, in South Dakota, “Native Americans Day”). It amounts to declaring officially — or rather, implying officially, since it would not be safe for politicians to say openly what the theorists of this deconstruction say 
— that our American society, which Europeans built on the heels of Columbus’s voyage, is fundamentally wrong and needs to be replaced by its “Other.”
But what, then” — the lady asketh – “is it that this Columbus Day is in fact about?” 
It is about reminding ourselves of the fundaments of who we are and where we come from. 
It is about honoring a pivotal moment in our history and about remembering our history accurately — a history that traces back far beyond 1776 to 1492. And back beyond that, too.

Trump: I will be 'much less divisive' as field narrows

From:The Hill, by Alexander Bolton

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said Monday at a bipartisan convention dedicated to improving civility in public discourse that he will be less divisive on the campaign trail.

Speaking at the Problem Solvers Convention sponsored by No Labels and The Hill, Trump defended his harsh jabs at opponents as mainly defensive and necessary given the crowded field.

I’m running against a lot of people,” he said. “Many are going to be dropping out, I think very soon. If they’re smart, they’re going to be dropping out. Many. Too many people.”
He promised to rein in his punches once the field narrows.

“When it becomes a different kind of situation, we’ll see I’m going to be much less divisive,” he told a crowd that packed at large auditorium at the Radisson hotel downtown.

Trump made his comments in response to a woman in the audience who asked to loud applause whether the candidate felt any concern that his use of divisive language in the campaign would undermine his ability to solve problems.

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Latest NH Republican and Democratic Poll Results--Trump Dominates


Businessman Donald J. Trump continues to dominate the New Hampshire’s GOP field four months before its first-in-the-nation primary, according to an Oct. 5-6, 2015 Gravis Insights poll of 662 Republican voters. Democratic questions had a sample size of 373.

“The New Hampshire numbers are interesting, when you consider Trump’s performance in other states,” said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, the Florida-based polling company that conducted the poll using predictive dialer software. The poll carries a 4 percent margin of error for Republican questions and a 5 percent margin of error for Democratic questions.

Kaplan said, “In Iowa and nationally, Trump is leveling off or weakening, but in New Hampshire his support is solidly more than 30 percent and it has been for a long time.”

Trump is the choice of 32 percent of respondents, he said.Following Trump are surgeon Ben Carson, 13 percent; Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 10 percent; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 8 percent and businesswoman Carly Fiorina, 8 percent, he said.

Pre-Trump frontrunner former Florida Gov. John E. “Jeb” Bush sits just below 8 percent, he said. “There is a cluster at fourth, fifth and sixth.” Bush and Rubio are interesting, too, he said.

Before You Come For My Guns, Ask Yourself These Questions

At: ConservativeUnderground, by James P. Willis

Just as I expected, the Left, led by Barack Obama, took full advantage of the tragedy in Oregon to push their political agenda. By now most Americans have grown used to this unseemly spectacle and brush it off, but I suspect we will see at least a small spike in gun sales anyway. At least the gun industry will benefit from their political opportunism.

Although their behavior is predictable, I have noticed a shift in the positions Liberals are taking on gun control. In the past, I could usually shut down all but the most leftist of gun control arguments by posing one simple question – do you want to repeal the Second Amendment or simply ignore it? 
This question was almost always met with denials and a stammering “we just need some common sense laws that won’t infringe on the Second Amendment”.

Republican shake-up please some, alarms others: #tellusatoday


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s abrupt decision to drop out of the race for speaker last week prompted a discussion among readers about GOP leadership. Comments from Facebook are edited for clarity and grammar: 

Republicans are rebelling against the GOP leadership. Look at the polls that show Donald Trump leading and Jeb Bush near the middle of the pack. We need Republican leadership that will stop President Obama’s agenda and not fund his unconstitutional executive actions on illegal immigration.
— Charles Edward Brown

I do believe the House speaker job is the hardest there is. It involves dealing with extremists in both parties and can destroy the person politically.
— Peter Stein

Whatever side of the political aisle you are on, you are genuinely misinformed if you think all of this Republican House drama will help the GOP in the election. No matter who you think is at fault, if the government can’t operate and if there are serious consequences to real people because of it, voters will, for the most part, blame Republicans given the circus on TV now.
— Joe Bezas

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Obama: Climate Change Is More Important Than Putin

From: RightWingNews by William Teach

So much so that Obama will continuously take lots of fossil fueled travel to fundraisers and golf outings

(WND) President Obama said during a nationally televised interview on “60 Minutes” on CBS News he didn’t think Hillary Clinton’s private email server was a threat to America’s security – that she simply made a mistake.

He also made somewhat shocking statements about his perception of climate change and its importance on the international stage when compared to Russia’s aggression into Syria. (snip)

Obama also spoke briefly of Russia and Syria.

When CBS host Steve Kroft questioned Obama about Russia president Vladimir Putin, the topic quickly turned to climate change.


Will Conservatives Be The Dog That Caught The Car?

From RightWingNews,by  Derek Hunter

John Boehner is out (eventually). Kevin McCarthy is out. Conservatives in the House of Representatives are on a roll. But where is the roll going?

I applaud the ouster of these insiders. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the career ambitions of politicians. But what comes next, what follows bold action, is just as important, if not more. On that front, it seems conservatives were wholly unprepared.

Nothing against Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz, but are they really people who leap to mind when you think “leader?” Or even “articulate and quick-witted conservative”? Have you ever even heard of either of them before this week?

So how it is that conservatives find themselves like the dog that caught the car? You got what you wanted. What are you going to do with it?
Did no one think a plan beyond step one and two might be necessary? Or did they simply not believe their coalition would hold to get them what they wanted?
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Apple submits to Chinese state censorship.

Red State by Moe Lane

I guess that it doesn’t matter if information wants to be free, or not. If your major source for manufacturing iPads has an issue, then that’s the end of the matter:Apple has disabled its news app in China, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, the most recent sign of how difficult it can be for foreign companies to manage the strict rules governing media and online expression there.”

For the benefit of somebody who might only be familiar with English as used by The New York Times, the phrase ‘the strict rules governing media and online expression’ is semantically equivalent to the word ‘censorship.’  The Times is using the former instead of the latter because the Times doesn’t like admitting that it’s picked the wrong side when it comes to American foreign policy.


Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s War On The House Freedom Caucus

From:RedState by U. Arn

Since conservative opposition to Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% forced him to resign, and with the subsequent withdrawal of his anointed successor Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 58% from the Speakers race, Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger as stepped forward as a leader for the moderate establishment wing for the Republican Party in their assault against the House Freedom Caucus, the 40 or so Tea Party conservatives responsible for ruining the GOP establishments plans to continue to surrender to the Obama, Reid, Pelosi agenda.

Kinzinger and other establishment Republicans like Pete King of New York and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) 29% of Pennsylvania are becoming increasingly vocal in their anger and displeasure at the House Freedom Caucus and the forces that are behind them including conservative organizations, talk radio, and the Party’s grassroots base.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Freedom Caucus Chairman Says They Would 'Look Favorably' On Paul Ryan For Speaker

From:Huffington Post, by Elise Foley

As many Republicans urge Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to make a bid for House speaker, some hardline conservatives say he's been too willing to compromise -- the same complaint that plagued departing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

But Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus, said Sunday that members would "look favorably" on Ryan for speaker, so long as he agrees to their demands for policy changes within the GOP conference.

"I think he'd be a great messenger," Jordan said on "Fox News Sunday." "He'll come in front of our group and talk to us -- I think our group would be favorable towards him, but we're not there yet."

The House GOP is scrambling to find a new speaker after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) dropped out of the running on Thursday moments before the conference was set to vote.

The Freedom Caucus endorsed Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whom Jordan said they still support because of his commitment to change procedures for things like committee assignments, bringing bills to the floor and making amendments.

Freedom Caucus members say the group's qualms with Boehner and others within the GOP are largely about process and making sure members are heard. But they also have more ideological aims, such as impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and changing entitlements.