Conservatism

Using tweet as cover, Trump is remaking the Judiciary?

by Skip October 14, 2017

Frankly, he’s doing better than any other modern era Republican.  Didn’t hurt that Dirty Harry (Reid) paved the way for the destruction of the Liberals hold on the judiciary.  Emphasis mine – and note that at the bottom of this quote: The media remains so caught up with the president’s tweets that it has missed […]

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If American conservatism means anything…

by Steve MacDonald September 14, 2017

If American conservatism means anything, then, it means the things found at the beginning of America, when it became a nation. The classics teach us that forming political bonds is natural to people, written in their nature, stemming from the divine gift they have of speech and reason. This means in turn that the Declaration of Independence, […]

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We Will Never Win the Culture War if We Give Them an Unimpeded Run of the Field

by Steve MacDonald August 12, 2017

Jonah Goldberg provides a glimpse into one of the better reasons for perseverance at this often-thankless blogging hobby. It’s our frick’n culture too. I’ve been arguing for 20 years that conservatives need to give up on the idea that we should set up a “parallel culture” for the simple reason that it’s our frick’n culture […]

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A definition of Trumpism?

by Skip January 12, 2017

Prof. Victor Davis Hanson, one of my favorite authors to read, has a piece over at The Corner where he tries to get a handle on what Trumpism, the political philosophy, might be.  I think that a lot on the Right, even as we might wish a more rigorous system, can agree on it without […]

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See, a hard left Demcrat and a hard right Conservative can agree on things!

by Skip September 9, 2016

There are two things I really hate to do – go clothes shopping and get my hair cut.  Not that I don’t need either, I just hate the time I spend doing it and I put both off for as long as I possible can.  Thus, I ping-pong from going between having rather long hair […]

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INTERVIEW: Arthur Brooks and ‘The Conservative Heart’

by Kimberly Morin September 6, 2016

Last weekend at the Defending the American Dream Summit, Political Buzz sat down to interview Arthur Brooks. Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of the book The Conservative Heart. Brooks spoke at the event about freedom, poverty and people and how it is conservative values and policies that actually help people […]

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Prager U: The Conservative Student’s Survival Guide

by Skip August 25, 2016

“Conservative students are vastly outnumbered on campus, and their beliefs and values are often ridiculed by other students, professors and administrators. So, how can conservatives survive and thrive in college, while also making a difference? Matthew Woessner, a political science professor at Penn State Harrisburg, offers some tips.“ The flip side – I have always […]

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Seriously, this is a revelation?

by Skip May 8, 2016

“But don’t forget: this is called the Republican party. It’s not called the Conservative Party. You know, there are Conservative parties. This is called the Republican party.”   -Donald Trump (presumptive GOP Presidential nominee, 2016) I watched this during This Week and went “yeah? – this is some big unknown revelation?  Please”. 

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Trump Populism, Why Cruz, Apple, Morality, and More…

by Steve MacDonald March 22, 2016
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ICYMI – From Feb 20th, 2016, Trump populism, why you should vote for Cruz, Apple vs. privacy, moral equivalency and more… Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Speaking of ideologies:

by Skip December 27, 2015

(H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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A curious statement: “Our party represents the full spectrum of conservatism”

by Skip November 15, 2015

I don’t even know what that means – a full spectrum.  This is from a Union Leader piece on “GOP voters still seeking their conservative candidate” and quoted NH GOP Chair Horn: Jennifer Horn, chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, said every Republican candidate is presenting a stronger vision for America than the Democrats […]

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John DiStasio may have the story – but backwards?

by Skip November 2, 2015

I read this post that seemingly has blown the cover of a “secret” meeting concerning Sidenote:  if this was supposed to be “secret”, who couldn’t keep their mouth shut?  Or is seeking “fame by proxy” by running to blab?  Either way, I hope they feel great about themselves in betraying a Trust that is no longer […]

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Why the Right is Right.

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2015
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What makes conservatism right? If you’re a conservative, you should know why you’re right. If you’re not a conservative, why should you think about becoming one? Greg Gutfeld, bestselling author of, “How To Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct”, explains. PRE-ORDER “How To Be Right” :http://ggutfeld.com/books

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Rick Perry’s Parting Words On Conservatism, Federalism, And Listening To The Grassroots

by Mike September 12, 2015

Rick Perry’s parting words to conservatives and a warning that the party should listen to its conservative grassroots, as he announces the suspension of his presidential campaign at the Eagle Forum in St Louis, MO, yesterday – an excerpt from KTVI Fox 2:

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Hmm, and where would this be in the Constitution?

by Skip September 9, 2015

31. Belittle all forms of American culture… 32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs… 40. Discredit the family as an institution 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding […]

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Data Point – Liberal / Conservative Cities in US

by Skip August 8, 2015

Top 10: Full list after the jump

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

by Steve MacDonald January 15, 2015
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Kevin Kervick sticks around to help us bat clean up as we take care of the leftovers and tie up the loose ends.  We announce the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot of the week, explore nanny-state nonsense, the proper role of government, useless universities, and conservative action against institutions that oppose our worldview.   Listen to the […]

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Oh, I’m quite sure

by Skip March 16, 2014

On today’s WMUR’s CloseUP, Josh McElveen interviewed both Scott Brown and his wife.  He posed a question to Scott (emphasis mine): [Bob Smith said]: You’re so liberal that you should be in a primary with Jeanne Shaheen And the way that Scott Brown answered the question, it seem like a challenge Scott Brown “That’s Bob […]

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CPAC 2014 – “…our movement is being splintered by Big Government and Big Tent conservatism”

by Skip March 7, 2014

Words from Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center and he goes on to talk about that the Fiscal Conservatives, Foreign Policy Conservatives, and Traditional Values Conservatives have either been co-opted and redefined to be elsewise, or have given up.  These three legs are fracturing as the Big Government / Big Tent “conservatives”, as he […]

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Equality: How Liberals think Conservatives see it – Part II

by Skip November 21, 2013

A great graphic that I’ve chopped up a bit – Part 2 tonite For Progressives, “Equality” seems to be the driving force – everyone MUST be equal no matter what area of life is being viewed.  Anything that promotes or allows “inequality” must be stamped out.  Freedom is reserved for the realm of “free from […]

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Equality: How Liberals think Conservatives see it

by Skip November 19, 2013

A great graphic that I’ve chopped up a bit – Part 1 tonite For Progressives, “Equality” seems to be the driving force – everyone MUST be equal no matter what area of life is being viewed.  Anything that promotes or allows “inequality” must be stamped out.  Freedom is reserved for the realm of “free from […]

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Now she is acting like the person why I voted for the other one.

by Skip October 20, 2013

This is from Pindell: “Ayotte is now acting like the person people thought they voted for.”  James, let me remind you that I’m not the only one – and they were LOUD.  He continues: However, during the shutdown, Ayotte came into her own politically. She was no longer following the lead of mentors like U.S. […]

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And then you wonder why we don’t trust Main Street / Moderate / Establishment / “Republican because I’m a Republican” Republican:

by Skip October 16, 2013

There  few words that can describe the sheer madness in that he actually believes that somebody will actually believe this (without violating Rule #1): McConnell lamented that the agreement would not seriously address ObamaCare, but vowed to keep fighting against the law. “This is far less than many of us had hoped for, frankly, but […]

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GrokTALK! August 24th, 2013

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2013
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This week on GrokTalk!… Everyone shows up early.  Steve, Ed, and Susan host with NH House Reps John Burt and Spec Bowers piling on. What did we talk about…How Union Membership pays…after you leave the union to go work at Market basket, Welfare Jobs almost anyone will take, what happened to Steve at Water Country, […]

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Another American traditional value repudiated by Progressives

by Skip August 1, 2013

Progressives put no stock at all in phrase “I learn more from my mistakes than from my successes”.  Instead, Progressives are working hard to free anyone from any bad consequences, given that they are not responsible for the bad decisions leading up to that bad consequence.  Re: one of the biggest bugaboos of Progressives is […]

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So, did Michelle O’s version of Big Government all over our kids food work out?

by Skip July 16, 2013

Conservatives believe that the best government is a limited one and the closer to to the Citizens it is supposed to serve, the better.  That way, it is much easier for Citizens to correct the actions and decisions made by their public servants. After all, local is where life is lived and when things go […]

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Belknap County Conservative Republicans’ Family Fun Day – interview with Greg Moore

by Skip May 19, 2013

The last interview from the Belknap County Conservative Republicans’ Family Fun Day was with Greg Moore, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire chapter of Americans for Prosperity.  His mission as Exec. Dir., as always, is to reach out to all kinds of groups, current and new (as the BCCR group is) and let them […]

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Belknap County Conservative Republicans’ Family Fun Day – interview with Don Walker

by Skip May 19, 2013

After doing GrokTALK! first thing in the morning in Concord, I headed up to Laconia to Funspot where the Belknap County Conservative Republicans were having their Family Fun Day – under the tent, free food, and opening up their arms to the public at large to talk about the Republican Party Platform, Constitutional values, and […]

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”no controlling legal authority”

by Skip May 16, 2013

That was the line Al Gore used back when he was campaigning against George W Bush back in 2000 in raising money at a Buddhist temple (where the monks has a vow of poverty).   As I used to hear in Sunday school, and then say myself – an object lesson!  By that, he just didn’t […]

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April 27th GrokTALK! Guest Segment – Republican Youth Activist David Hurst

by Steve MacDonald April 28, 2013

This week on GrokTALK! the New Hampshire Young Republican’s (former chairman) and current vice-chairman, David Hurst, takes a few minutes to chat about conservatism, what is a young Republican, the challenges of promoting opportunity versus the lefts allure of handouts, learning self responsibility, and where NHYR is now and where it is headed. To download […]

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