politics

Shut up, Jimmy Kimmel, you elitist creep

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

After his slobbering wet kiss to federal bureaucracy, Mr. Kimmel then went squealing on about Obamacare and how insurance companies, the government and your neighbors should all be forced to pay for everybody else’s health care. (Easy thing to say for a gazillionaire from Hollywood.) I mean, really, Jimmy, does your newborn child not mean more to you than petty politics? How do you look at the miracle of your child and think — partisan politics!

It’s Time for Pastors to Be Bold or Go Home

Bill Blankschaen, The Resurgent

It’s time for pastors to be bold or go home. The times require it of them. But pastors and church leaders of all denominations and backgrounds need to make a choice: To engage the culture or wait until they are no longer free to do so.

Why the Conventional Wisdom Has Been All Wrong This Election Season

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

The current presidential campaign is blowing up lots of political myths. The campaign has just started, and already past wisdom is proving to be ignorance — with more debunking to come.

Pay Attention to Pope Francis’ Spiritual, not Political, Views

Unfortunately, the Holy Father sometimes blurs the line between the spiritual and the political. The Pope overestimates the wisdom and efficacy of politics while minimizing the power and virtue of markets.

Richard Viguerie, Phyllis Schlafly, and The Exposé of Backroom Republican Politics

Tune in this Saturday, October 25, to Eagle Forum Live with Phyllis Schlafly as she and ConservativeHQ chairman Richard Viguerie celebrate the 50th anniversary of Schlafly's classic book, A Choice, Not An Echohow it exposed dirty dealings in the GOP, and made a powerful case for free elections and a freer America. Viguerie and Schlafly will also discussed how the cronyism has continued.

Barack Obama Is The GOP'S MVP

W. James Antle III, Daily Caller

Without Obama, what would Republicans do? Conservative groups are spending $3 attacking Repubs. for every $1 they spend going after Dems. Nat'l party organs have been equally eager to savage tea party candidates. O's poor presidency & Obamacare are bouying R's in the polls.

The Politico Poll and Conservative Strength

Bruce Walker, American Thinker

There is a leftist lie out there that conservatives keep believing.

REVEALED: Shane Osborn Using Taxpayer-Funded Staff For Campaign-Like Politics

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Emails reveal private conversations between Osborn (who is running against Ben Sasse for Nebraska's US Senate seat) and his staff about things like giving gifts to donors and helping a contributor with official state business.

House Dems: No Political Motivation in IRS Targeting

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Democrats are working hard to counter GOP efforts to keep the IRS controversy center stage.

Stu Rothenberg Invents A New Kind of “Conservative”

By Richard A. Viguerie, Author & CHQ Chairman

Stu Rothenberg is a smart guy, but he apparently missed Bill Murray’s classic movie comedy “Groundhog Day” in which Murray becomes stuck in a time warp because of his selfish and self-centered ways. With “pragmatic conservatives” like Mike Simpson and Thad Cochran representing the GOP, Republican voters are stuck in a similar time warp. 

VIGUERIE TO CONSERVATIVES: 'IT'S THE PRIMARIES, STUPID'

Tony Lee, Breitbart

CHQ Chairman, author, and direct mail pioneer Richard Viguerie said the 2006 and 2008 losses had "everything to do with the failed, immoral, and corrupt leadership of the Republicans."

Common Core: Bad Math Meets Radical Politics

Neil Stevens, Red State

Any elected official who goes along with Common Core must be scrutinized closely. Some Repub. governors have attempted to rename Common Core in order to deflect criticism, instead of rejecting this agenda.

Why Do Liberals Want to Suppress Political Speech?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

"Some of us are old enough to remember when liberals’ response to speech they disagreed with was: more speech. The reflexive response of many liberals today seems to be: shut it down."

Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“What is clear from these hearings and the other evidence that has surfaced over the past eight months is that the First Amendment rights of Americans are under assault.”

Conservatives Don't Feel Well Represented in DC

Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner

Jim DeMint said, “I think a lot of Americans, regardless of political labels, feel the same way. This [the Tea Party] is just millions of Americans who are concerned about spending and debt … a lot of folks who believe in limited government, less spending and debt are concerned that under this president.”

Pennsylvania GOP Legislators Adopting Obamacare Tactics

Establishment Republicans out in the states talk a good game, but when it comes to actually letting the market work – especially the health care and health insurance markets – they often end-up with the same kind of policies that Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill have adopted.

Thailand Votes as Opposition “Yellow Shirt” Protesters Threaten Democracy

The Thai political system is nominally democratic.  But the state typically is controlled by an elitist establishment; essentially a military-royalist-civil service-business-urban/upper class axis.  Unfortunately the most visible opposition isn't democratic -- it wants an authoritarian system in which a different set of close-knit elites dominate irrespective of election results.

BigBiz Targets Tea Party

Patrice Hill, The Washington Times

The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the GOP and business groups that traditionally have backed Republicans, with many business leaders now vowing to get involved more in GOP primaries to try to counter insurgent candidates. Tea party leaders are defiant, saying they will not change course despite criticism from the U.S.

RSC Feuds with Heritage Action

Tim Alberta, National Journal

The Republican Study Committee will no longer allow Heritage staffers in meetings. Here’s why.

Dr. Carson: Restore Civility to Politics

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., The Washington Times

"We should stop submitting to political correctness and instead start engaging civil discussion."