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This past weekend I was in Denver, CO for the Western Conservative Summit. I wanted to take a quick moment to update Tea Party Patriots supporters about the event, and about our upcoming Yellow Card Project. You can also read the text from the speech that I gave during the Summit Grand Opening here.
Who here wants elected officials to vote based on principles and convictions, regardless of the consequences? Regardless of whether they will lose their chairmanships, committee appointments, and other perks of office? Who here is proud of Congressman Ken Buck for standing and voting on principle since he took office in DC in January? I’m proud of Ken Buck and the others who stood on principle and faced consequences in the last 2 weeks like Mark Meadows, Trent Franks, Cynthia Lummis, and Steve Pearce. Thanks to you for making calls this week, the Republican “Leadership” reinstated Congressman Mark Meadows’ subcommittee chairmanship and ...
The Western Conservative Summit’s kick-off Friday gave attendees a golden opportunity to vent their frustrations over this week’s Supreme Court decisions in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage... Continue here.
Longtime combatant Neal B. Freeman looks at the GOP, and conservatives’ place in it, from the early days of NR on.
Note: This column originally appeared in National Review on December 4, 2013 I understand that you’ve been involved in the GOP civil war for some time. Only 50 years or so. I came in late. How did you first become involved? I headed Youth for Goldwater in New York. Wasn’t Goldwater’s principal opponent for the Republican nomination, Nelson Rockefeller, governor of New York at the time? I had grown up in New York and at some point began to fear that Rockefeller would be governor for life. Mine, as well as his. Why didn’t you support Rockefeller? His big-government Republicanism was ’roided up. ...
Election 2016: Can Ted Cruz Win The Conservative Mantle? (International Business Times – Ginger Gibson)
- If Ted Cruz wants to win the Republican primary, first he’s going to have to win an internal battle in the GOP’s right wing to be the conservative candidate of choice... Continue here.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that Republicans do not need to moderate their views to win voter support and that he will run as a conservative if he decides to seek the Republican Party presidential nomination... Continue here.
Yesterday at CPAC, I intended to look around for some interviews and keep an eye on the speeches, but had nothing else on the agenda — until about halfway through the day. Continue here.
Cruz, Sessions, Lee & Tea Party Patriots Wade In Against McConnell DHS Funding Betrayal (Conservative HQ – George Rasley)
Yesterday we told you about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to pass a “clean” DHS funding bill and then attempt to bring up a separate bill that purports to defund President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty... Continue here.
A gaggle of potential Republican presidential candidates will pitch their 2016 credentials this week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but they'll find a new wrinkle at the best-known of GOP cattle calls... Continue here.
What would you think of a “border security” bill that built little or no border fence, deported no illegal aliens and made it easier for illegal aliens who are already here to stay?... Continue here.