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Gas prices shouldn’t be high, but are: What gives?

We’re all tired of the impossibly high prices at the pump, but what can we do about them? During the debates, President Obama said that gas prices were cheap when he took office because the economy was at a standstill and now they’re going up because of his “robust” economic recovery. Sorry, but I call Bullshit on that. If that were true, during the Reagan years, gas would have tripled or quadrupled in price because the GDP grew on average 4.1% per year. Under Obama GDP is “growing” on average, 1% a year. So if 1% GDP growth increases gas […]

Mitch McConnell on Conservatives: ‘I think we are going to crush them everywhere’

My favorite term as of late has been “crapweasel.”  Basically, it conveys the dismissive, yet contemptuous attitude regarding another person.  Given that, I think Mitch McConnell fits that perfectly.  On Sunday, The New York Times reported that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that he would work to destroy the efforts of conservative organizations seeking to primary mainstream Republicans. “I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” he stated. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.” Over the past two election cycles, mainstream Republicans have become more and more upset […]

Reagan: A Time for Choosing

After spending so much time slugging it out over a vast variety of issues, from social, like #FreeKate, or policy, like ObamaCare, it’s nice to be on a bit of a break.  But, to consider our ideas, it’s always good to take a look back, and see how our ideas have developed.  Here is the classic speech from Ronald Reagan, “A Time for Choosing.”  

ObamaCare: The Best Thing For The Conservative Movement Since Ronald Reagan

ObamaCare may accomplish what Republicans and Tea Party members could not. It may reverse the Road to Socialism that this country has been on for the better part of a century. (Source: Monty Pelerin’s World) With all due respect for one of my favorite pundits, Pelerin my be a tad optimistic to think the failure of ObamaCare could reverse this country’s journey down the Road to Socialism. But, I do agree that Obama’s legacy is going to take a serious hit as more and more young adults become aware of how badly they are being screwed by ObamaCare. Unfortunately, most […]

How Have Blacks Fared Under Obama as Compared to Reagan?

President Obama has stated that he was going to focus on Black unemployment like a “laser beam.”  Unfortunate for black Americans, the laser Obama chose was a death ray, as black unemployment is a national tragedy.  But, since Obama looks at himself as a transformative figure, let’s take a look at another transformative figure, Roanld Reagan, and see how blacks performed under that President.  Conservatives for Palin has the data… Richard Rahn, an economist, compared the relative economic fortunes of African-Americans under Presidents Reagan and Obama. The results are startling: If you knew nothing else about President Obama other than […]

Low Information Folks Sign Petition to Legalize 4th Trimester Abortions

Dan Joseph of MRCTV went out to see if there were low information voter with low enough information to sign a petition aimed at legalizing 4th trimester abortions.  He went to a university, where low information people seem to congregate.  Needless to say, there were no shortage of takers… I know that someone going to come along and suggest that university students are so enlightened and have so much knowledge.  Well, maybe we can reference our old friend Reagan “Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t […]

Resource Post: How the Soviet Union Collapsed

Some of my Conservative friends might be put off by this, but take a look at this video on how the Soviet Union collapsed.  The Classic Liberal posted it, and it is an hour long.  However, it is worth the time to view, or at least listen.  Now, one of the premises here is that Reagan confrontation of the Soviet Union, both rhetorical and military, was not a significant contributory factor in the fall of the Soviet State.  Now, think about this.  On the surface, leftists might celebrate this, saying that Reagan really wasn’t the hero that so many make […]

Great Moments in Civil Discourse Retroactive: Liberals Cheered When Ronald Reagan was Shot

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Great Moments in Civil Discourse post, and this one is vintage.  It seems that 32 years ago, when Ronald Reagan was nearly killed by an assassin’s bullet, liberals burst into cheers. Tom Blumer at Newsbusters has more… Two years ago today, I chronicled wire service reports which appeared shortly after John Hinckley’s unsuccessful attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981 reporting that schoolchildren in many parts of the country cheered when they heard that he had been shot. At the time, I suggested that school teachers and administrators who […]

More Signs That Obama is Jimmy Carter 2.0

Those of us old enough might remember the following speech from Jimmy Carter… Well, it appears that Obama is becoming the Jimmy Carter 2.0, and Newsmax can explain why. Americans’ optimism about their country is at its lowest since when Jimmy Carter was president in 1979, a new Gallup poll has found. The survey of 1,011 adults conducted Jan. 7-10 found that only 39 percent — or fewer than four in 10 Americans — rated the country positively on a 1-to-10 scale, Gallup reports. While the number is about the same as in 2010, it is at its lowest since […]

Liberty deserves better from me

As a conservative I’m fighting each day to restore the constitutional republic our founding fathers gave us.  My weapon in this fight is the words that I use in the articles I write.  After all this an ideological war, one that pits two very different views about the role government should play in our lives.  It’s a topic that has been debated since the founding of our great nation.  Great minds like James Madison and Patrick Henry had two very different views on the role government should play in our lives and they matched wits against each other during the […]

Arthur Laffer: Economic Statistics, Some Matter and Some Are Deceiving

At Real Clear Politics the other day, I came across an article by economist, Arthur Laffer in theWall Street Journal. the same Arthur Laffer whom developed the Laffer Curve during the Reagan administration. As I often do, I scanned the article and bookmarked it as a possible source for a post. Then this morning I had an e-mail in my in-box from Pat Slattery of The Free Market Projectsuggesting that I consider doing a post on an article by John Hayward about the Laffer article. And, I thank him. So, I will discuss both the Laffer and Hayward articles in today’s post on economic […]

Just How Delusional Is Barack Obama?

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer fromillusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.[1] _ (Wikipedia) In the early days of this blog,  I wrote a tongue-in-cheek piece in which I suggested that there was a psychological explanation of why Barack Obama thought he was so smart when he clearly was anything but smart. I had come across an article on the Dunning-Kruger Effect and it seemed to fit Obama to a “T”. At the risk of over simplification, describes people who are in fact inept […]

Why the hurry?? We The People have a Primary to participate in.

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This is going to be a short post, not rife with sources or videos; just my opinion. I am detecting a pattern with certain pundits on some supposedly Conservative talk radio shows and on network and cable TV outlets. This pattern was something that I became aware of recently and after listening to Mark Levin’s radio show from last Wednesday, the 14th I was gratified to hear that I wasn’t the only one who saw this – and that I wasn’t alone in my disdain for it. What I am referring to is this notion that certain talk show hosts […]

Apparently Some Polls and More Important Than Others: Harry Reid Thinks 80% of Americans “Meaningless”

We’ve been looking at the selective outrage of the regressives as of late, as well as their (sadly successful) attempts to distract the national conversation away from Obama’s failures.  However, their selectivity also extends to polls. If you recall back to 2009, during the debate around HR 3200, CBS published the results of a poll, suggesting that 70% of Americans wanted a public opition.  Needless to say, the MSM, lefty sites, and the regressive as a whole sang the virtues of this poll to the heavens themselves (or perhaps they were looking to the opposite direction of heaven).  Then, once people looked at the […]

I’ve Found a Presidential Candidate I can Support: Unfortunately, He’s British

Yes, I know that we can’t run him for POTUS, but I really wish we could.  For the evidence, behold this rhetorical masterpiece. I know this is a long shot, but given all the conspiracy theories of late, perhaps we can say he was born in, for the sake of argument, Hawaii?  Now, does anyone know Photoshop?  We need a birth certificate! Seriously though, Mr. Hannan has a better grasp of our founding documents, and he ideas of the founders, than most of our own so-called Conservatives.  We’d do well to listen to this man, even though we cannot elect him. H/T: […]

Teaching and Brain-Dead Liberal Students

Of all the students in my class, the ones who are the least intelligent are the liberal ones. As Ronald Reagan once said, it isn’t that these students are ignorant- in a great many cases, these students earn A’s in all their classes and have a considerable wealth of knowledge on the issues and the subject matter. But what makes them just so darned unintelligent is that they know so much that isn’t so. For example, one of my students every day talks about the right to occupy public places that the people in the Occupy Wall Street movements are exercising. He knows that […]

A Reagan Interlude

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I was thinking, some Reagan will be good today, so here is his farewell address… Note:  I’m going to work today, probably will go again tomorrow.  It seems it has grown far beyond the 40 hours a week.  I will get the link post up tomorrow, but comments aren’t likely to be possible.  Thanks for continuing to support the CH 2.0!

Sunday Links: Now with Extra Reagan

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Welcome to the latest and greatest Sunday Link Post. This was yet another wild and crazy week in the political arena, as the links below will show. I have come up with a way to do the post in about 1/10th of the time as usual, so I can continue sharing great content with all of you. So, consider this post a field test of that method. If I missed anyone, let me know, and I’ll try to find out what went wrong. Friday Ramblings: Are politicians nothing more than crooks and liars? Rise of the Apes Forces Businesses to […]

Why Hope can Kill the Progressive Agenda

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President Obama used “Hope” as a slogan during his 2008 election campaign.  While we would argue that “hope” has nothing to do with Obama’s policies, there is a different context for it. The progressive agenda has nothing to do with hope; it is a proposal for a control mechanism, nothing more. Health care for all?  Not necessarily.  CONTROL of healthcare?  Absolutely! Financial reform?   Not so much. CONTROL of the financial sector?  Yes! Cap and Trade saving the planet?  Not even close.   Massive redistribution program?  YES! I could go on and on, but I think the point is made.  If there is […]

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 […]