Archive for the ‘conservative’ Category

Ace correctly calls the difference between the Right & Left

July 8, 2009

Here is the money quote from really good rant.

…let us not forget an important factor: Conservativism was the no-bullshit party. If you were a liberal, there’s a whole list of pieties you were required to loudly proclaim your belief in, even if you didn’t believe them at all.

Red meat bad, green power good, everyone on welfare is a deserving soul who is out of work through no fault whatsoever of his own, and, in fact, it’s really the productive members of society who are to blame for their ills, when you think of it.

You know the litany.

Conservatives, on the other hand, had — for a while — a fairly open and dynamic and vigorous exchange of ideas, in which some ideas might be wrong, some ideas might be crazy, but few ideas were actually forbidden.

Go read the whole thing.

#1 at Amazon

March 24, 2009

The #1 seller for all books at Amazon today is Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

Barely two months into the administration of the most far left extremist President in over 30 years, and a book called a “manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century”, and explains how conservative principles are “always an enhancement to individual freedom” is flying off the shelves and into the minds of Americans.

Could it be the centrists who voted for “Change” without looking too closely at just what that change was are having a bit of buyers remorse? It’s a safe bet that Conservatives and right of center centrists who stayed home on election day because they just weren’t that thrilled with John McCain are figuring out that the lesser of two evils wasn’t such a bad idea after all?

It does appear that the left’s crowing about the “death of Conservatism” after our Dear Leader‘s election, was a bit premature.

Also available on the Kindle, and an audio book on CD.

Ann Coulter at CPAC

February 28, 2009

These two clips cover her speech, and Q&A session at CPAC today.

Ann Coulter is outspoken and intelligent. I recommend the bio pic, “Is it true what they say about Ann?”

Pretty in Mink

November 25, 2008

The Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute is doing something really cool. A calendar of conservative women in glamor shots wearing mink coats.

The line up includes Mary Katharine Ham, Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter.

A Conservative Republican speaks his mind

August 8, 2008

“America is not better than everybody else, America IS everybody else”

A Veep choice I can stand behind

July 14, 2008

The Girl in shorts talking about whatever makes a great VP suggestion for Senator John McCain.
Alaska governor Sarah Palin. She is a hunter (lifetime NRA member), hockey mom, fisher, has admitted pot smoking, snowmobiles, owns a float plane, and is a former state basketball champion. Plus she was also a hometown beauty pageant winner.
Becky also points out that she is a libertarian leaning conservative, with impeccable credentials.

Works for me.

She also would be a good draw for Ron Paul, and other libertarian supporters (sorry Bob Barr). She also might bring in PUMAs and other Hillary supporters who feel disenfranchised by the democrat party.

McCain/Palin sounds like a winning ticket to me.

This should be no surprise to anyone who pays attention

July 2, 2008

From the Cato Institute:

The Heller dissent presents the remarkable spectacle of four liberal Supreme Court justices tying themselves into an intellectual knot to narrow the protections the Bill of Rights provides.

Or perhaps it’s not as remarkable as we’ve been led to think. Consider the Court’s First Amendment decisions. Contrary to popular belief, conservative justices are about as likely to vote in favor of individuals bringing First Amendment challenges to government regulations as are the liberals. Indeed, the justice most likely to vote to uphold a First Amendment claim is the “conservative” Justice Anthony Kennedy. The least likely is the “liberal” Justice Stephen Breyer. Consistent with general conservative/liberal patterns in commercial speech cases, Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia have voted to invalidate restrictions on advertising more than 75 percent of the time. Justices Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, meanwhile, have voted to uphold such restrictions in most cases.

David E. Bernstein is a professor at the George Mason University School of Law, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and the author of You Can’t Say That!
More by David E. Bernstein

Conservative justices also typically vote to limit the government’s ability to regulate election-related speech, while liberal justices are willing to uphold virtually any regulation in the name of “campaign finance reform.”

In the infamous Kelo v. New London, the Court’s liberal justices, joined by Justice Kennedy, held that the government may take an individual’s property and turn it over to a private party for commercial use. The four conservative dissenters argued that such actions violate the Fifth Amendment’s requirement that government takings be for “public use.”

In the infamous Kelo v. New London, the Court’s liberal justices, joined by Justice Kennedy, held that the government may take an individual’s property and turn it over to a private party for commercial use. The four conservative dissenters argued that such actions violate the Fifth Amendment’s requirement that government takings be for “public use.”

Let us review the facts: Conservatives are generally for individual rights, and giving the individual to power to improve their own situation.
Liberals are not for the individual, but are for taking rights away from “the People” and giving more power to the government.

NewsBusted

May 23, 2008

Mean while, in the UK…

May 5, 2008

Conservatives sweep elections across Britain.
The uber-liberal labor party types who got tossed out include the Mayor of London:

The outcome of the London race follows a catastrophic result for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party in local elections across England and Wales.

An emotional Ken LivingstoneAfter what he described as a “bad” and “disappointing” night, the Prime Minister’s party came third in the share of the national vote.

Labour has lost well over 400 seats in local elections across England and Wales – the Conservatives have gained 300 seats and nine councils.

Sky’s political editor Adam Boulton says the result is “beyond the worst” predicted by most analysts.

“This a shattering result for Gordon Brown and Labour,” he said.

HT to Pilgrim at Say Anything.

The Brits have figured out that goofy far hard left extremist policies are bad for the country and its citizens. A lesson that democrats here in the US should pay attention to.

Another Surge the liberals won’t like…

January 13, 2008

By way of AoSHQ is this instapundit post:

THE NEW YORK TIMES reports that Fred Thompson is surging in South Carolina. And I just got an email from a journalist who says that crowds at Thompson events are suddenly over-capacity. Is it a tipping point for Thompson, or just a blip? Stay tuned.

Just remember folks, Better Fred than Red.