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It was standing room only as Senator Ted Cruz brough his unique blend of energy, conservative principles and truth-telling to CPAC. Said those in attendance should demand that leaders “stand up against” not only President Barack Obama‘s policies, but also against “career politician” Republicans who won't fight for conservative principles.
“Being principled means you’re being a conservative every single day, and not just on the campaign trail,” Senator Mike Lee told CPAC. And in terms of a candidate being “proven,” he said he means someone “that has shown he can win elections and then showed he deserved to win those elections.
The Wall Street Journal characterized Dr. Carson's remarks as "toning it down" a bit, but at today's CPAC kick-off we saw no let-up in Carson's critiques of establishment politics. If demanding "real freedom" for people is toning it down we can't wait for Ben Carson to heat things up.
While George W. Bush was the originator of the “Islam is a religion of peace” lie, his national security strategy got the idea of how to defeat Islamism right; his problem was his implementation and the execution of the strategy by the very people with whom Jeb Bush has now surrounded himself.
Capitol Hill's establishment Republican leaders put themselves in this mess, because back in December they wouldn’t fight for conservative principles and instead chose to worm their way out of the immediate crisis of funding the government by passing the hated “CRomnibus” so they could take off to their Christmas and holiday vacations, and avoid a potential government wide “shutdown” that fighting Obama’s amnesty then would have entailed. Did they ever plan to make good on own plan to stop Obama's unconstitutional amnesty?
The American Conservative Union's 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks-off on Thursday, February 26 and CHQ will be bringing you reports on all the action.
Federal investigators say the truck involved in a California train crash, which resulted in eight people being admitted to the hospital, four of whom, including the train's engineer, were in critical condition, wasn't stuck on tracks, prompting us to ask, is this a new kind of domestic terrorism?
Mitch McConnell isn't trying to win the battle against Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty, he's merely engaging in the old (and failed) Capitol Hill Republican tactic of trying to use legislative slight-of-hand to get him by the immediate pressure point – the February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security. Please call your Representative and Senators TODAY (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) tell them you want a strategy to WIN the battle against Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty, and that means DHS must be prohibited from spending any money on implementing that unconstitutional presidential power grab.
As new conflicts rage across the Middle East, the interventionist caucus’ dismal record has become increasingly embarrassing. Yet such shameless advocates of perpetual war as Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham continue to press for military intervention irrespective of country and circumstance.
If all the payments made by Gruber to his research assistant were totally dedicated to work on the Vermont contract, Gruber himself apparently pocketed at least $48,000 of the $80,000 the state of Vermont has already paid him for work he says was performed by his research assistants reports Vermont State Auditor Doug Hoffer.
That American Sniper was blanked at the Oscars was no surprise to CHQ readers, and the fact that no patriotic movie got any significant Academy recognition should have been no surprise either. Country class Americans long ago recognized that Hollywood’s self-absorbed elite don’t really care about a film’s audience appeal, art or message, all they care about is themselves.
Can Scott Walker beat Jeb Bush in the primaries and win against Hillary in the fall? Our friend Larry Kudlow says it is now a matter of whether he can develop from a tough state-union buster to a national politician who can modernize Reagan's policies while maintaining the Gipper's upbeat message of optimism and growth. And it looks like last week Gov. Walker got one important lesson in that process: If you want the focus to be on you and your policies, don’t invite Rudy to your speech.
This week Capitol Hill Republicans face two showdowns with President Obama and the Democrats that will either make or break their standing with grassroots limited government constitutional conservative voters – defunding Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty and the confirmation vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch.
Perhaps Jeb Bush, like Barack Obama, does not like to go off-script, or maybe he was playing it safe to avoid a repeat of his father’s clownish remarks in Detroit where he made an unfavorable comparison between the efficiency of Soviet tank mechanics and the failures of Detroit’s auto workers, but Jeb Bush’s speech to the Detroit Economic Club was at best a missed opportunity to show his grasp of how economic warfare fits in the global jihad against the West and at worst an attempt to avoid making a commitment to winning it for America.
Money can take you a long way in politics, it can even more or less buy you the nomination as it did Mitt Romney in 2012, but in the 2016 Republican Primary we don’t think it can nominate a candidate, like Jeb Bush, who fundamentally has the same position that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have on amnesty for illegal aliens.
The big lie in Obama’s speech at the Countering Violent Extremism Summit and his narrative about the global jihad movement’s alleged “selective” use of religious texts to justify its actions is that death for apostasy, stoning to death for adultery, sexual slavery, and everything that goes with it, are not inventions of ISIS, or “violent extremists,” they are right there in the Quran – and in graphic terms that cannot be misunderstood or taken out of context.
Washington has spent decades collecting allies, like many people accumulate Facebook “Friends.” After Valentine’s Day Washington should send the equivalent of a “Dear John” letter to at least a half dozen foreign capitals. America has many undeserving deadbeat friends.
Our friend Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, posted a great column “Obama’s See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil summit,” that prompted us to formulate “the CHQ Corollary to Obama’s See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil non-strategy” – and that is “See No Evil = Do No Good.”