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Is it Time for Conservatives to Form a Third Party? Updated and Stickied!

I have to admit that over the last several years, I have been torn about whether or not there is a need for Conservatives to leave the Republican party and either form a new third party, or join one of the small, already extant, Conservative parties. I have been on both sides of the fence, so to speak, and have been unable to come to a full decision. A recent comment on another post prompted me  to again consider the issue. I think it’s time we revisit this debate First up, the “leave the Republicrats” side of the debate: We […]

Three Ways in which President Obama is like President Roosevelt

History repeats itself, and when the economy crashed in 2008 there was a great opportunity for President Barack Hussein Obama (BHO) to play the role of former US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). And as time has gone on, the comparisons between these two Presidents and their actions has become more clear. Following are Three Ways in which President Obama is like President Roosevelt: 1. Both candidates ran for election the first time as moderates but have governed from the start as radicals. In 1932, FDR ran for election on a platform promising less spending, less government, and vague policies […]

Are More Conservative Supporting Rick Santorum?

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Well, there are quite a few high profile Conservatives getting behind former PA Senator Rick Santorum.  For background, here is some more from The Other McCain… OK, so having endured those lean, lonely and seemingly hopeless weeks of early December, I am not even slightly daunted now, and am in fact greatly encouraged to see that more and more conservatives are climbing aboard the Santorum Express. The latest is Ed Morrissey of Hot Air: Why Santorum?  In my estimation, Santorum is the last consistent conservative standing, and the only one both promoting the conservative agenda and campaigning as a conservative in the race.  . […]

The Demographics Still Hold: More Americans are Conservative, but why is the Left so Successful?

Every year, Gallup does a poll to determine the political division in America.  This year, the results were much the same as in the last two, with nearly twice a Americans reporting themselves to be “Conservative” as those identifying as “liberal.”  The Blaze has some more coverage… The Gallup poll shows that 40 percent of Americans consider themselves conservative; 35 percent moderate; and 21 percent view themselves as liberal. The figures are no different than they were in 2010 and conservatives have outnumbered both moderates and liberals for three years running now. Politico adds: Conservatives began outstripping moderates in 2008, and the percentage of […]

Classic Conservative Hideout: Third Party?

With so much apparent dissatisfaction with the current slate of GOP candidates, and with many of the Tea Party supported Congressmen going native in the unreality bubble, I’ve heard more talk of a third party.  I did present both sides of this back in July of 2009, so I thought I might present that again, and see how the debate unfolds.  The post was purposely written to be neutral, so the debate is the key.  So, here is that post, published in it’s entirety. I have to admit that over the last several years, I have been torn about whether or not […]

Where’s the Conviction for Conservatism?

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A few weeks ago I was asked if I thought there would be some type of compromise in the debt ceiling debate.  I replied, “I hope not!”  The truth is I know the Republicans will cave in because there simply aren’t enough of them that have a strong conviction for conservatism, which tells me that we have far too many Republicans pretending to be conservative.  These pretenders are easily recognizable.  They are always the first to move to the center to find compromise even though the center is now located firmly to the left.  They are the first to jump […]

Media Bias: "Psy-Ops" Poll

Da Tech Guy, RS McCain, and TCOTS are all discussing the recent AP poll that gives Obama an approval rating of 63%.  The reason for the results? And in this same poll the president has a 63% of those responding with a favorable opinion of him. Sounds pretty ominous for the GOP doesn’t it? Unfortunately for those who actually like to be informed when reading what is supposed to be a news story you have to go deep into the AP numbers (not included in the story) to discover that the AP polled almost 2 democrats for every 1 republican (35% […]

Good News From the Middle East

I know, the terms in the title seem mutually exclusive, but there seems to be something good going on there.  I had intended on running this a week ago, but the shootings in Tucson interfered.  At any rate, better late than never. We all remember the New Years attacks in Egypt, when a suicide bomber blew up a Coptic Christian church service.  It seems that some of the majority Muslim population in Egypt has a surprising reaction to it.  Here is some coverage from the WaPo. “I know it might not be safe, yet it’s either we live together, or […]

Call it Something Else: “No Labels” is Democrats Re-labled

Back when I was trying to be a snark/parody blogger, I often used the phrase, “calling it something else.” The theme was simple. When the people reject the left’s failed policies, the left doesn’t go away. They simply re-package and rename those same failed policies, presenting it as something new and novel, hence, calling it something else. Well, on November 2nd, the people rejected the Democrats. A possible solution? Repackage the Democratic Party, and call it something else. For the last couple of months, I’ve been hearing little hints of a new “moderate” (read- gutless and lacking in any core […]

The Demographics Hold: Conservatives on the Rise

Last year, I covered that there is a “Demographic of Doom” for the Democratic Party.  Basically, the people politically identified as ‘Conservatives” vastly outnumbered those identified as “liberal,” and equaled those identified as “moderate or independent.” This is what I had to say back then. Recent polls have shown that America is beginning to move to the right, with 40% claiming to be Conservative, 21% liberal, and 38% “moderate.” With nearly a 2-1 margin, Conservatives might see this as a cause for celebration. This has happened before- people do turn more conservative when there are difficult economic times.  It might […]

Shifting Ideologies and Moderates

Recent polls have shown that America is beginning to move to the right, with 40% claiming to be Conservative, 21% liberal, and 38% “moderate.” With nearly a 2-1 margin, Conservatives might see this as a cause for celebration. This has happened before- people do turn more conservative when there are difficult economic times.  It might also be because the POTUS has been caught in many of his lies, and his polices are being exposed, stalled, and (hopefully) defeated.  While I would certainly interpret it as encouraging, I actually think it displays a course of action. To take a further look […]