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CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 30

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd like to see as the GOP nominee this week. 
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Has the GOP Become the Party of Christie?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

If the GOP is to be the party of Bridget Kelly, Brad Dayspring, the NRSC and Chris Christie — a party that is a fraternal order of consensus politicians and their power grasping staff — the GOP will not only not win an election they should win. They will deserve to lose. Again.

Palin's Dad Harassed by IRS

Daniel Doherty, Townhall

According to Chuck Heath Jr. (Sarah Palin's older brother), his father, who worked multiple jobs and faithfully and paid his taxes for fifty years, had never heard a word from the IRS. Since 2008, he has been, "horribly harassed" six times by the IRS.

Pro-Gun Lawmakers Eye Way to Nullify Fed Gun Control

Dave Urbanski, Associated Press

Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.

TeaParty: Unlike Christie, Obama Hasn't Held Staff Accountable

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and National Coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots, said her group was still waiting for Obama to hold any of his own top officials accountable as Chris Christie did on Thurs.

Will de Blasio Help Conservatism?

Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters.org

Commenting on new NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), Will said, "[T]here's nothing better for American conservatism than periodic examples of untrammeled liberalism...I give him three years and people will be begging for a return to something else."

Rand Paul & The Christian Right

W. James Antle III, American Conservative

From foreign policy to prison reform, the Kentucky senator is building a base of values voters. 

Harvard Prof: TeaParty Here to Stay, Win

Tony Lee, Breitbart

A gov't and sociology professor at Harvard writes that the Tea Party is more likely than not to "win in the end" in an age when Americans are becoming more removed from Washington and distrusting the federal government and their elected officials.

Vet Gets Criminals Treatment, Censored Over Chickens

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Leo Hendrick, an Army veteran, is trying to raise a family. The forces against liberty are making it difficult for him. The City of Northwood, IA, censored him in a trial with potential criminal implications over a dozen chickens.

Poll: Who Was The Biggest Winner of 2013?

As a conservative, who was the biggest WINNER of 2013 (besides Obama)?
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Poll: Who Were The Biggest Losers of 2013?

As a conservative, who would you say was the biggest loser of 2013 (besides Obama)?
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New Amer. Entitlement: Never Be Offended

Real Clear Politics Staff

George F. Will addressed the plague of modern political correctness, saying "The new biggest American entitlement is the entitlement to go through life without being offended. People think they have a right not to have their feelings hurt, not to have their sensibilities in any way exacerbated." 

Mike Lee Takes on Peter King

Elise Cooper, American Thinker

When asked about Peter King's attacks on the Tea Party and conservative base, Sen. Mike Lee said, "I would advise anyone who wants to attack our base that if most of us cannot get on the same page the country will continue to lurch towards the left. Those who attack our base are impairing the ability of their own party to win elections."

TeaParty Seeks Vengeance for Firing

Alex Rogers, Time

Paul Teller was fired last week from the Republican Study Committee after allegedly leaking private conversations. We call foul. Brent Bozell, chairman of For America, said, “They are making it personal...by personally besmirching their integrity.

Peter King Starts Anti-Tea Party PAC

Alex Lazar, ABCNews.com

Seeking to unify anti-tea party forces, Rep. Peter King formed a new political action committee, American Leadership PAC, to promote an alternative to staunch conservative Repubs. “I want to create a presence for those like myself who feel Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are out of touch with the American people,” he said.

What a Conservative Social Safety Net Would Look Like – Part 1 of 4

Writer Ben Hart posts an article about effective conservative messaging that is sure to draw some fire, but just may save Republicans from a repeat of the 2012 election. Follow Hart's reasoning through all four segments of the article and tell us what you think.

GOP-E Aided D's in Attacking Conservatives

Streiff, Red State

If you want to know who is funding these moderate Republicans this year the answer is in. It is the Dems. In fact, The Republican Main Street Partnership is backed by labor unions.

Boehner Trashing Conservatives to Push Amnesty

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Mark Levin said John Boehner is lashing out at conservatives and throwing "temper tantrums" because he wants to delegitimize them as preparation for the looming fight over amnesty.

Remembering the Original Tea Party

Richard Samuelson, The Weekly Standard

Today's Tea Party, like the Boston Tea Party movement, is concerned with constitutional structure and the aristocracy that threatens to alienate government from the common citizen.