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The voices are getting louder on both sides. We each have to vote our conscience and I hope it includes soul searching, rather than casting a vote out of just pure frustration. This is worth a read. It is just to the left on the front page – it is titled Doanld Trump Is A […]

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Given a Clinton vs Trump contest, would it be better for the U.S. for conservatives to hold our noses and vote for billionaire and former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg? Granted his pro-choice, pro-ssm, anti-second amendment, and nanny-state policies would be a turnoff, but couldn’t a Republican congress thwart him with those issues? Although his Supreme […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. How Republicans Can Win the Supreme Court Media Battle

 

SCOTUS“The only winning move is not to play.” — Joshua, War Games, 1983

The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has changed the 2016 political landscape. There is bipartisan consensus on that point, and that point alone. What remains uncertain is how this will play out. But there is only one clear path for Republican candidates and senators: Starve the media of this story.

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That accursed establishment shill! She has thrown in her lot with that most depraved and sullen dog Marco Rubio! She joins that legion of RINO/Establishment traitors which counts Trey Gowdy, Joni Ernst, and Tim Scott as their members. Mia Love on February 2nd in an interview with Neil Cavuto stated that she supports Marco Rubio. Truly, […]

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Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and Jim Sharpe welcome author and commentator David Limbaugh to discuss the Iowa Caucus, the New Hampshire primary, and the conservative movement in 2016.

And be sure to buy several copies of David’s latest book, The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament!

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Do We Finally Give Obama a Pass?

 

Obama_lame_duck3Recently I wrote a post about Obama’s visiting a mosque affiliated with terrorist groups; it was his first visit to a mosque in the U.S. I was thinking it over, wondering if I’d seen any other recent posts about Obama, and I couldn’t think of any. Then it hit me. We’ve all checked out on Obama.

Here’s my thinking: Obama is now old news. He’s betrayed the Constitution and our allies, our citizens, and our mission in the world. He’s violated the presidential office and run circles around Congress by legislating through executive orders. And it seems that there’s nothing anyone can do about it. We just have to muddle through the next nine months. No point in beating a dead horse, right?

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Back in 1994 and 1995, Disney created an animated series based on its popular movie Arabian Nights. Following the direct to VHS sequel The Return of Jafar, the Aladdin series continues the adventures of the title character and friends. Now in one of the episodes, “Power to the Parrot” involves Iago (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried), […]

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hillary_orange1There are several known facts about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s abuse of national security via her private, unsecured email server. At least two emails had TS/TK information in them, more emails had SAP information in them, another had HCS-O information in it (the exposure of which puts a human source at risk of his life), roughly 1,300 emails had information of varying levels of secrecy in them, and at least one email instructed a subordinate to bypass handling rules by stripping off the markings of a paper and sending a document though non-secure means.

Some very worthy gentlemen suggest that Clinton will be indicted, since regardless of intent, the mere mishandling of classified data is a felony, and data are classified or not based on the information involved, not on markings on the paper carrying the information. Ex-Attorney General for the United States Michael Mukasey is one. Power Line cited Andy McCarthy, of the National Review and the National Review Institute, and Bill Otis, an erstwhile federal prosecutor, are two others. However, these folks are basing their confidence in large part on their supposed knowledge of FBI Director James Comey’s character and on the pressure his recommendation to current Obama AG Loretta Lynch to follow through and indict would present.

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East Coast USA 1/17/2016. Sunday a.m., … ok, p.m. (I slept late). Log in on computer and I see this: Sen. Marco Rubio says people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally but haven’t committed any major crimes could be allowed to stay. Read More View Post

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. . . an earthshaking revelation and the critical role played by Larry Graham and Arthur C Clarke While doing some research on Larry Graham, bassist for Sly & The Family Stone, regarding his innovative “slap-pop”* style of playing on a pop single (listen to Thank You (Falenttinme Be Mice Elf Agin)), I stumbled across […]

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Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton demonstrated her position on the power of the Federal government in a republican democracy during a campaign stop in Waterloo, IA, the other day. The New York Times cited her as saying about Democratic Party presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders (D, VT): Sanders wanted to scrap it [Obamacare] […]

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A recent post on Ricochet described a school in Maine encouraging students to volunteer for Hillary. Can anyone provide a link to it.?   Read More View Post

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Pictured: Infuriatingly Willful IgnoranceSometimes I’m kind of amazed by what the Democrats can get away with. Like this little meme here to the right. I’ve seen it a few times on my Facebook feed in a few different forms. They all follow the same theme: Executive orders like the one Obama just signed are awesome, because look, Eisenhower used them to desegregate schools. Check and mate, Republicans.

Of course, these memes depend entirely on one’s ignorance of history, willful or otherwise.

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Alexander Nazaryan, a staff writer at Newsweek, posted this tweet Wednesday: He’s since taken it down and apologized to Cruz’ supporters. But he’s refused to apologize to Republican Party Presidential candidate and Senator Ted Cruz (R, TX), having already “identified” him: Read More View Post

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shutterstock_206809687Jonathan S. Tobin cautions us that the use of executive orders may not end with Obama’s presidency in his article, The Problem with One Man Government in Commentary Magazine. Much of it is behind a paywall, but it concludes as follows:

The courts have correctly stymied the president on immigration. His gun rules, which are far less consequential, may remain on the books, at least as long as he remains president. But in doing so, the president has chipped away the separation of powers in a manner that moves us farther away from the intention of the Founders and any coherent concept of the rule of law. It doesn’t matter that Republicans may rescind his orders and issue ones that conservatives will like better. The danger here is of establishing a truly imperial presidency that will gradually lessen the ability of any Congress, no matter which party runs it, to decide the nation’s laws …

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Today Ted Cruz’s campaign (his campaign, not a SuperPAC) released a new immigration ad on their Youtube channel whose production qualities and tenor testify to a man who is not only serious, but has the chops to compete with the ad men and women on the Left. This is always where the GOP falls short, […]

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The ‘pink tide’ ebbs: When [Bolivian President Evo] Morales took office nearly a decade ago, the region was dominated by leftist leaders like him in what became known as the Pink Tide. Read More View Post

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The hangovers should be wearing off or at least minimized with some comfort food. The 2015 reviews are in and they aren’t good, but that’s okay. God gave us a great big windshield and tiny rearview mirror.

It is time for political predictions and wagering is encouraged.

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To Whom It May Concern: Although it seems like Mr. Barack Obama has worked as my president for much longer than seven years, I am thrilled to hear that he is pursuing a new position. You will be very lucky if you can get him to work for you. Read More View Post

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