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Something Conservatives & Liberals Can Agree On: Let Sarah Palin Speak at the Republican National Convention

(28) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 10:12 AM

Conservatives and liberals disagree on many things like, for example, Sarah Palin.

Liberals have caricatured Sarah Palin as a dumb, rifle-toting, government-slashing, hot Alaskan mama. They're actually right about all of that except the dumb part.

In addition to that, Sarah Palin is also the most prominent woman...

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If You're Too Incompetent or Lazy to Get ID, We're Better Off If You Don't Vote

(14) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 2:24 PM

Liberals have dug up some 93-year-old codger in Pennsylvania who's too lazy or incompetent to get ID so she can vote and they're demanding we leave the election in that state wide open to fraud in order to cater to her.

The first time Viviette Applewhite went to...
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Why Should Augusta National Golf Club Have to Add Women Members?

(5) Comments | Posted April 6, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Since when did Augusta National Golf Club's perfectly legal membership policies become the business of every interest group and politician in America?

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney joined President Obama today in arguing that women should be admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club. "Certainly if I were...
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You Don't Have a Right to Force Other People to Pay for Your Birth Control

(12) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 1:46 AM

Look, I don't really give a sh*t what you do with your life, and I want government out of my bedroom as much as the next female of child-bearing age. But -- and let's be clear about this -- that includes me not paying for your bad decisions, in the...
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It's Time for the FBI to Classify the Occupy Movement as a Gang

(212) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 7:06 AM

In practice, as people invest more and more of their time in the (Occupy) movement and don't see any results, you'll probably see more arrests, radicalism, and violence. Then, eventually, either Donny Deutsch will get his wish and they'll go out in a Kent State style blaze of glory, the...
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15 Things That Even Liberals Should Be Willing To Admit

(20) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 1:10 PM

Sometimes you have to wonder whether conservatives and liberals are just talking past each other. Do we really agree on more issues than we think? I decided to find out by putting together 15 statements, all of which are really nothing more than utterly unremarkable notations of the obvious. I...

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What Liberals in America Can Really Learn From China

(10) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 3:06 PM

Far left-wing union flack Andy Stern thinks he's seen the future in China and naturally, since he's a liberal, it has inspired him to want to readopt all the failed liberal policies that are dragging us down in this country.

The conservative-preferred, free-market fundamentalist, shareholder-only model -- so...
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The UC Davis Police Were Right to Pepper Spray the Occupy Protesters

(146) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 8:21 AM

You have a First Amendment right to free speech. You do not, however, have a First Amendment right to trespass or set up a hobo camp. This is the problem with the Occupy protesters, well, besides the fact that most of them don't seem to know why they're protesting. They...

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Is Obama an Affirmative Action President? Yeah, Probably

(10) Comments | Posted November 19, 2011 | 8:12 AM

MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart got huffy and played the race card after Rick Perry pointed out that Barack Obama has a "privileged" background just like his fellow 1 percenters that he rips on regularly when he's not stuffing their cash in his campaign coffers.

That's the dog whistle that...
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Why I Helped Create NotMittRomney.com

(1) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 9:07 AM

Barack Obama is so utterly corrupt, hopelessly incompetent, shamefully cynical, and habitually dishonest that you could make a case that he's the single worst President in American history. With the possible exception of his fellow Democrat James Buchanan, who helped set the stage for the Civil War with his mediocre,...

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It's Time for the Occupy Mob to Call It Quits

(4) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 1:30 AM

Remember when the Left was saying that Americans should fear the Tea Partiers because they were a potentially dangerous, violent mob? Well now, we actually have a dangerous, violent mob of thugs, anarchists, hippies, and wannabe revolutionaries committing rape and vandalism in between arrests and breaks...

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How to Speak Liberal

(3) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 2:22 PM

Earlier this week, Jonathan Bines did a post called "How to Speak Republican".

It was very inspirational because I have to tell you, it's also pretty tough for most people to figure out what liberals mean sometimes. You think they're on your side, but they're not. You...

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Stopping Obama From Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 4:28 AM

Phil Kerpen is the vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity. This week, I had an opportunity to do a short interview with Phil about his new book, Democracy Denied: How Obama is Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America - and How to...

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Are Republicans Sabotaging the Economy?

(14) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 6:12 PM

From Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly:

There's been at least some discussion this year about the "sabotage" question -- whether Republicans are deliberately hurting the country, holding back the economy on purpose, for the express purpose of undermining the Obama presidency.

...Given recent events -- the debt-ceiling...

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Occupy Wall Street Is Like a Parody of a Protest

(135) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 12:35 PM

"Stan: Uh, excuse me. Excuse me, can I have your attention please? What are we doing? [the crowd quiets down] It's been nine days! Doesn't it seem like we should accomplish something?

A hippie: We're using the power of rock and roll to change the world! Woo! [the crowd cheers]

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We Should Have Affirmative Action Bake Sales At Every College

(14) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 3:38 PM

The University of California - Berkeley College Republicans should be congratulated for speaking the truth to power about the odious race-based discrimination that occurs at colleges all across the country. You see, you can be legally discriminated against at many American universities if you're the wrong race or gender. It's...

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Why Do Liberals Have Such a Soft Spot for Cop Killers Like Troy Davis?

(41) Comments | Posted September 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM

Mumia Abu-Jamal killed Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. Leonard Peltier murdered FBI agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams. Liberals enthusiastically supported both of them. Now, the latest liberal cause célèbre is Troy Davis, who shot police officer Mark MacPhail to death in a crowded Burger King parking lot.

We have...

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I Agree With the People Who Yelled "Yes," We Should Let Him Die at the Debate

(71) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 11:00 AM

There's a lot of controversy over a question asked to Ron Paul at the Tea Party debate and the response yelled by a handful of audience members. Here it is....

BLITZER: ...A healthy 30-year-old young man has a good job, makes a good living, but decides, you know...
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Put "Country Before Party" and Admit Social Security Is a Ponzi Scheme

(9) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 2:14 AM

There are few issues where we need to put "country before party" more than Social Security, which is why Rick Perry's comments about the program were a breath of fresh air.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's assertion this week that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" touched off a...
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Dominionism Is Left-Wing Birtherism

(200) Comments | Posted September 2, 2011 | 1:51 PM

Not only am I a conservative, I'm a Southern Baptist who started going to church when I was knee-high. Moreover, most of my friends could fairly be called Christian conservatives. That being said, the first time I ever even heard the word "Dominionism" was on a left-wing website that was...

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