As Jeb inches toward a grand entrance, Conservatives are RUNNING for the exits! Glenn McCoy, Dec 17th

As Jeb inches toward a grand entrance, Conservatives are RUNNING for the exits!
Glenn McCoy, Dec 17th

All of the smarm and none of the charm of either his dad or his brother – the GOP is doomed if they ram this guy through!


Hillary-PeopleHer publisher got burned over “Hard Choices”, when most of the initial print run languished on shelves, and aside from her groupies, most folks found buying the book to be a “hard choice”.

People Magazine got burned in July – now the numbers are released, we can see that the Clinton cover was the worst selling issue of the year.

Fighting the wrong war, as always, the GOP Estalishment is lining up worthless RINOs to charge against a hopeless has-been. When Elizabeth Warren beats their candidate like a drum, just as she did Scott Brown in 2012, it will be another nail in their coffin.


Complete ignominy:


Gabby Giffords Mark KellyFor those that don’t remember, Gabby Giffords was the Democrat CongressCritter that was shot in the head by a mentally ill person – and yes, a tragedy.  Her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, formed an anti-gun group called Americans for Responsible Solutions and spent millions this election cycle supporting other anti-Second Amendment candidates – but ended up with very little to show in the end. Even after her event, Newtown, Aurora, and the gun free college zones, the message did not resonate well at all.   For a Conservative Pro-Second Amendment Republican to have taken her former seat, man, complete wipe-out:

On December 17, pro-Second Amendment candidate Martha McSally (R) was officially declared the winner in the race for Arizona’s second congressional district over pro-gun control Representative Ron Barber (D-AZ-2.). Arizona’s second district is gun control proponent Gabby Giffords’ former seat and the contest she campaigned hardest for during the months prior to the November 4 mid-term elections.

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On the news that a town councilor in the UK proclaiming that “the suicide of a former soldier and game hunter was the ‘best use of a gun I can think of’”, these comments from Nick Leghorn:

The current game plan of gun control activists in the United States isn’t to ban guns through legislation — instead, their strategy is to make guns socially unacceptable. It’s the reason why they’re going after retail stores to bully convince them to ban guns. It’s why they harp on “concealed carry killers,” and make every effort to brand gun owners as redneck idiots and racists. They don’t need to win the battle in the legislature if they can win the culture war by ostracizing gun owners in their communities.

What we see in Woodward’s rant is the final result of that cultural conditioning: no compassion whatsoever. The blind belief that all gun owners are murderous maniacs and idiots. And since they are all murderers, their lives don’t matter. They would all be better off dead. Its a pretty short hop from “these gun owners should kill themselves” to “lets help them kill themselves” to “how about you jump into that cattle car?” I don’t believe that we should be killing people or wishing them harm based on their political beliefs. I guess Mr. Woodward doesn’t agree.

(H/T: The Truth About Guns)


“Is there no tyrant or anti-American center in the world that Obama will not appease for nothing in return. If you get something in return I’d be willing to listen. I haven’t seen anything.”

Once again, we see Obama reaching out to an enemy even as he continues to give the back of his hand to our [former] allies – just see how he has treated Israel.  For six years he has created an environment where our traditional allies can no longer trust us and those opposed to us simply laugh at him (even as he seems to view his image as a Statesman).  Nothing but chaos in the world and nothing but chaos at home.

An appropriate legacy for a Community Organizer who, self-admittedly, sucked at it.

(H/T: The Corner)


White PrivilegeI agree with DCE:

How much White Privilege Do You Have?

As much as I can grab in order to piss off those who are so obsessed with White Priviliege. That’s how much I have.


aka “Cultural Marxism”; it is not about racism, or fighting racism, or even seeking real color-blind equality.  Go ahead and say “color blind” and you will quickly how these White Priv race-mongers absolutely hate that phrase.  No, the notion of “white privilege” by those that wield it like a club are not seeking to eradicate it; rather (like greedy politicians) they seek to inculcate power to themselves. Read the whole thing!

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“My 15-year old in 10th grade asked me the other day about free lunch. He asked how people get it. I explained and then he said, “But dad, these kids are wearing Jordan’s and expensive clothes.” Welcome to the real world son.”

Penn on Government CharityAnd why wouldn’t parent give their kids better things when other people have to provide the basics for those kids?  Liberals don’t believe this happens – and thus, there are two kinds of “chumps” in this in Government’s ersatz and coerced “charity”.  And here we see “charity run amok” and not fulfilling its intended purpose.

But, as we have seen for decades, it’s not about achieving actual results for Liberals – it is so they feel good about themselves even as their boondoggle misses the mark.


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StopJebBush h/t Michelle Malkin


GOP leadership gets fingered for playing at RINO King maker in the NH House. Was it all part of a plan to drive the grassroots out of the party? How does that affect elections? Does the establishment even care or are they content to hang on to enough power to horse trade for favors? We’ve also got Animal House, Spring break, Foghorn Leghorn, and other assorted silliness.  And yes – it’s the beginning of Republicans Anonymous.

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GOP Establishment - Keeping Big Government's lights on! Lisa Benson, Dec 17th

GOP Establishment – Keeping Big Government’s lights on!
Lisa Benson, Dec 17th

Never fear, when Obama’s power flickers, the GOP will rush to restore it! Et Tu, Kelly!

The GOP Establishment can be trusted to cave rather than do the heavy lifting.
Power of the purse? It’s more like pucker up and hand over the power!


Washington Democrats and Republicans just passed a budget that rewards the special interests at the expense of the American people.  Senators Ayotte and Shaheen and Congresswoman Kuster voted for the special interests.  Congresswoman Shea-Porter voted for the people over the special interests.

The budget was created by the political party establishments, including President Obama, Speaker Boehner, and Majority Leader Reid, and special interest groups.  The 1600 plus page document is heavy with pork, favors for supporters, and support for wasteful, ineffective, and unpopular programs.

In an unbelievable act of betrayal of the American people, this budget puts taxpayers back on the hook for potentially trillions of dollars of losses incurred by the big banks.  Congress repealed the Dodd-Frank provision that prevented banks from gambling with taxpayer insured money, a factor in the 2008 financial meltdown.

This budget deal denied the recently elected Senators and Congressmen the opportunity to start fixing the problems, created by current and previous Congresses, that the voters sent them to address.

Read the whole thing!



Forsaking the Red Queen for another untested Senator with a fake background - will the Dems EVER learn? Dana Summers, Dec 15th

Forsaking the Red Queen for another untested Senator with a fake background
– will the Dems EVER learn? (Dana Summers, Dec 15th)

This is the one who worries me – the second coming of the Dem-Messiah – this time with even MORE low-information populism!


How we got it - Bipartisanship! Glenn McCoy, Dec 16th

How we got it – Bipartisanship!
Glenn McCoy, Dec 16th

Bigger Spending - of course! Jerry Holbert, Dec 16th

Bigger Spending – of course!
Jerry Holbert, Dec 16th

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In case you hadn’t heard, all that fancy radar and satellite gear can be used for tracking more things than Russian missiles – I’m talking about that other red flying object! Here, a young girl asks the Pentagon spokesman whether they’d be tracking Santa this year:

Let’s help Admiral Kirby out, shall we? Official NORAD Santa Tracker


120806_elizabeth_warren_605_apThe look of despair on that poor Ferguson shopkeeper that just had his store ripped apart by all those Michael Brown “social justice warrior”  that Steve posted reminded me of Warrenism and one of Elizabeth Warren’s pillars thereof:

You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.

Didn’t have to worry“.  We saw how that turned out,  Read the whole thing!

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illegal alien signAh yes – did Kelly Ayotte decide that fidelity to her oath to “preserve and protect the US Constitution” was important enough and stay in DC to help some of the few Republicans that decided that the defending the Constitution was THE point of the CRomnibus vote?  And defending the Senate’s role in that Obama and his )  ?  No, she threw a hissy fit because she actually had to work over a weekend:

“I think this is ridiculous,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), who had already returned to New Hampshire with plans to “to see The Nutcracker with her daughter this weekend,” told Politico.

(yes, Steve quoted this as well)  Aw, poor lady (“poor” at $174,000/year paid by us) – sorry, I don’t care if you are in the “opposition party” to Harry Reid; you all failed to do the job we sent you to do (pass a real budget and do it on time) so stop whining.  You all had ONE job to do and failed to get it done.  Stop the kvetching or resign and let someone else go and do the job.  But while the above quote was written before the CRomnibus vote (WHICH now we know she voted for), now you can go ahead and ask her something else.

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Consider it “task done”.

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Crown Tilted cartoonLet’s see how this attempt at a pre-set coronation works out here in “retail politics” New Hampshire:

Although the specifics are still hazy, The New York Times reports that a group of deep-pocketed Republican donors and bundlers has hatched a plan to clear the GOP field of all insurgents to make room for a favored “establishment” candidate—preferably Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Mitt Romney. But there can only be one.

For the first time in decades, the Republican Party is facing a wide-open primary with up to a dozen serious candidates representing virtually every branch of the party. Republican leaders, hoping to minimize damage to their eventual standard-bearer, have already sought to compress the formal primary season and reduce the number of candidate debates.

So once again, does the GOP want to alienate its activist base?  I keep saying it but will they listen: we may not win but you will lose.  How can one expect to win when the strategy is to cut out the most motivated voters in the Party?  And do it well in advance in such a way that the “now on hair trigger” Conservatives can truly say “See!  We were right”.  And rather than “You have made them not care“, they may well turn it into “You have made them fighting mad”.  Read the whole thing!


Wonder what the Falling Man would say to US Senator Diane Feinstein who greenlighted and released the report?

Falling Man TortureWhat was that torture, Diane Feinstein, that he went through in deciding how he was die?  Death by burning or death by the jumping?

(H/T: Powerline)


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Jeb Bush, may I introduce you to two NH candidates…

by Skip December 16, 2014

No, seriously, with each passing day this sounds more like Huntsman II. But with lots, lots, lotsmore money involved. But before pursuing the presidency, Mr. Bush is grappling with the central question of whether he can prevail in a grueling primary battle without shifting his positions or altering his persona to satisfy his party’s hard-liners. In conversations […]

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Kelly ‘Nutcraker’ Ayotte – Don’t Make Me Do Weekends

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2014
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Conservative HQ The Republican establishment has become infected with a new viral epidemic of “Ted Cruz derangement syndrome” apparently brought on by being forced to actually work at the job of being a United States Senator. “Patient Zero” in this epidemic may be New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte who complained bitterly before last weekend’s […]

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When blank votes, votes? Ask the ” Lauri Sanborn lieutenants”?

by Skip December 16, 2014

Hmmm, much afoot within the NH GOP haunted halls – or is that hunted halls?  Looks like the old Chinese curse of “May you live in interesting times” is of great import right now – and it seems that those that live here are sending us interesting tidbits on which to munch – more J’Ass’perism.  […]

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GrokTALK! Scott Browns Unity Love Letter to Jen Horn and the NHGOP

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2014
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Segment one was fun. We had Squirrels, Munchkins, questions about time zones in India, Sen. Scott Brown wins the WTF of the week, Fairpoint still sucks, some Shawn Jasper’s NH House treason, double-crossing-double-crossers, Darth Vader, Sheep noises, satire at Jennifer Horn’s expense, and hey! is there anyone who can step up to rally conservatives and […]

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Federal Judge – Obama Amnesty Action Unconstitutional

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2014
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s new plan to ease the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge found on Tuesday, handing down the first legal ruling against the plan. … Schwab ruled that the executive action violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of separation of powers and […]

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To purge or not to purge…

by Susan Olsen December 16, 2014

I reserve the right to oppose or withhold support from any nominee and I have. I reserve the right to publicly oppose any nominee and I have. I reserve the right to form my own opinions and I have. I refuse to sacrifice principle for party and I will not. Using the text of the […]

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Amnesty Just Another Democrat Voter Drive

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2014
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No one who pays attention to politics is surprised to hear Democrat amnesty advocates admitting that this is really all about registering more Democrats to vote. Joshua Hoyt, the executive director of the National Partnership for New Americans, said groups gathered here were laying plans to sign up at least 500,000 immigrants for the president’s […]

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Julianna Bergeron’s ‘Republican’ Unity Test

by Steve MacDonald December 16, 2014
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Rumor has it that Republican National Committee-woman Julianna Bergeron has set a purity test for state committee party members in her County (and presumably the whole state).  The test is simple.  If you didn’t vote the entire Republican ticket, you should not serve on the NHGOP state committee.   She did not mean if you voted […]

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Michael Brown, Thief and Bully

by Don December 15, 2014

We knew Michael Brown was a thief and suspected he was a bully.  Now a video surfaces proving that he was also a bully … unless that is too strong a word to use for someone who attacks a guy about 1/3 his weight from behind without warning.  Then, while trying to recover his victim is […]

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“Honoring” Michael Brown’s Memory

by Steve MacDonald December 15, 2014
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“Honoring” Michael Brown’s Memory

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