The top potential presidential candidates repeatedly criticized GOP leadership on Capitol Hill for the way the immigration fight with Mr. Obama has gone, and the activists at CPAC on Saturday booed when former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s name was read as fifth place in the straw poll. Fifth place. To tell Jeb Bush you don't support his 2016 presidential bid please sign our open letter TELLING JEB BUSH THAT YOU DON'T SUPPORT HIS RUN FOR PRESIDENT.
Betraying your base on an 80% plus issue is political suicide for Republicans. It would of course be much better if a constitutionalist like Jim Jordan were the Speaker of the House, but if conservatives don't have the votes to oust Boehner perhaps, led by Jim Jordan, they can still push the Speaker and those Republicans who are at least smart politicians, if not principled conservatives, to do what is in the political self-interest of the GOP.
The People's Republic of China doesn’t easily fit into the Western experience. However, one lesson clearly applies. The best way to minimize political confrontations between church and state is to reduce government restraints on religion. Christians have no unified view of politics, but believers everywhere agree on the importance of being allowed to worship God.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the newly-minted frontrunner in many early primary state polls focused on foreign policy during his CPAC speech. The CPAC audience rose to its feet several times as Walker spoke, with deafening cheers from the crowd when he said he wants a commander-in-chief who will “do everything in their power to ensure the threat from radical Islamic terrorists does not wash up on American soil."
It was standing room only as Senator Ted Cruz brough his unique blend of energy, conservative principles and truth-telling to CPAC. Said those in attendance should demand that leaders “stand up against” not only President Barack Obama‘s policies, but also against “career politician” Republicans who won't fight for conservative principles.
“Being principled means you’re being a conservative every single day, and not just on the campaign trail,” Senator Mike Lee told CPAC. And in terms of a candidate being “proven,” he said he means someone “that has shown he can win elections and then showed he deserved to win those elections.
The Wall Street Journal characterized Dr. Carson's remarks as "toning it down" a bit, but at today's CPAC kick-off we saw no let-up in Carson's critiques of establishment politics. If demanding "real freedom" for people is toning it down we can't wait for Ben Carson to heat things up.
While George W. Bush was the originator of the “Islam is a religion of peace” lie, his national security strategy got the idea of how to defeat Islamism right; his problem was his implementation and the execution of the strategy by the very people with whom Jeb Bush has now surrounded himself.
Capitol Hill's establishment Republican leaders put themselves in this mess, because back in December they wouldn’t fight for conservative principles and instead chose to worm their way out of the immediate crisis of funding the government by passing the hated “CRomnibus” so they could take off to their Christmas and holiday vacations, and avoid a potential government wide “shutdown” that fighting Obama’s amnesty then would have entailed. Did they ever plan to make good on own plan to stop Obama's unconstitutional amnesty?
Federal investigators say the truck involved in a California train crash, which resulted in eight people being admitted to the hospital, four of whom, including the train's engineer, were in critical condition, wasn't stuck on tracks, prompting us to ask, is this a new kind of domestic terrorism?
Mitch McConnell isn't trying to win the battle against Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty, he's merely engaging in the old (and failed) Capitol Hill Republican tactic of trying to use legislative slight-of-hand to get him by the immediate pressure point – the February 27 deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security. Please call your Representative and Senators TODAY (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) tell them you want a strategy to WIN the battle against Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty, and that means DHS must be prohibited from spending any money on implementing that unconstitutional presidential power grab.
As new conflicts rage across the Middle East, the interventionist caucus’ dismal record has become increasingly embarrassing. Yet such shameless advocates of perpetual war as Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham continue to press for military intervention irrespective of country and circumstance.