As a Truman-style Democrat left politically homeless, I am often asked about the future of the Republican Party. Some Republicans want to push racial buttons on issues like immigration, or try to stop their political slide on gay marriage, which will steepen as younger people replace older people in the voting booth. Others think pure market-oriented principles will, somehow, win the day. Ron Paul did best among younger Republican voters in the primaries.
Yes, ideas do matter, but a simple defense of free markets is not likely to have broad-enough appeal. What Republicans need is a transformative issue that can attract a mass base – and that issue is class.
Of course, the whole idea of appealing to class may be repellant to most libertarian-conservative or country club remnants of the Republican Party. Yet, it's the issue of the day, as President Obama recognized when he went after patrician Mitt Romney. It also may be the issue Obama now most wants to avoid, which explains his current focus on secondary issues like gun control and gay marriage. more >>
The Boston Marathon Bombing, where three people were killed and 264 wounded, many with legs or feet blown off, continues to be a big media story, but we are still waiting for answers to many questions. How did our government miss so many clues that the Tsarnaev brothers were a deadly danger to Americans?
They came into the United States as visitors from Kazakhstan, where many ethnic Chechens live without persecution and then cooked up a claim to be refugees, which was a fraud. After a few years, the father returned to Dagestan, Russia, where he now lives safely.
Once admitted into the United States, the entire family cashed in on generous U.S. welfare benefits, cash and food stamps. Those receiving taxpayer handouts included the two criminal sons, both of their parents and, ultimately, Tamerlan's wife and child. more >>
The American Center for Law and Justice has blasted President Barack Obama for his blessing of Planned Parenthood, calling it "outrageous" and reminding Americans that PP is responsible for over 300,000 abortions every year.
Speaking at the pro-choice group's national conference in Washington, D.C., last week, Obama said: "I want to thank all of you for the remarkable work that you're doing day in, day out in providing quality health care to women all across America. You are somebody that women -- young women, old women, women in between -- count on for so many important services. And we are truly grateful to you."
The president concluded his address by saying: "Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless America. Thank you." more >>
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie once again praised President Barack Obama's response to Superstorm Sandy on the six-month anniversary of the devastating storm, despite what he says are great political differences between the two.
"The president has kept every promise he's made," Gov. Christine insisted in an interview with MSNBC. "I think he's done a good job. He kept his word."
Sandy devastated the tri-state region in late October, causing dozens of deaths, destroying thousands of homes, leaving millions without power for weeks and costing an estimated $29.4 billion in damages. The storm hit just a week before the General Election on Nov. 7 when Obama squared off against GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, with many praising the president's swift response to the natural disaster. more >>
The Obama Regime must be reading its Orwell. Anyone remember 1984? War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. The Obama Regime is adding a few more to that list such as bigotry is tolerance and weakness is strength.
What is the Orwellian Obama Regime doing now and why should we be all worried about it?
Since the Obama Regime took power in 2009, it has been blatantly hostile towards not only conservatives, but in particular those who are conservative Christians. Now the Obama Regime is putting one of the top anti-Christian bigots on the payroll as a consultant to help the Pentagon formulate policies on religious tolerance. more >>
Washington bigwigs took a break from partisan bickering Saturday night to enjoy some laughs and mingle with celebrities. President Barack Obama delivered some of the best jokes of the night in his speech at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C. Here are 10 of his funniest lines:
1. "These days I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be."
2. "I go out on the basketball court, took 22 shots, made two of them. That's right. Two hits, 20 misses. The executives at NBC asked, 'what's your secret?'" more >>