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"I will no longer be using the term “social conservative”" I think we can add "compassionate conservative" too. Bush called himself this, and was anything but conservative, certainly in his spending legislation.

Also, remember what Greg Gutfeld says about that phrase “Calling someone a compassionate conservative is like calling someone a naive liberal”.

It’s redundant.

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Anonymous asked:

How do you feel about people who are conservative by temperament (aka conservative for the sole sake of upholding tradition / dislike or distrust of new things), as opposed to conservative because they've analyzed the other options and find that the system makes the most sense to them?

I’m glad that they vote the way they do, but I have little time or respect for them. They are the sort who will vote based on tradition or emotion, rather than logic…which means that they have their opinion set one way (whether based on incorrect or illogical data) it’s nearly impossible to change it.

For instance, I’ve argued often (and sometimes loudly) with one of my family members about the fact that their is no difference between a company refusing service to someone for being gay and a company that has a policy that prevents women from nursing their child in the store. In both cases this is simply a case of a business having the right to set their own policies…however she thinks the first is fine and the second should be illegal. This isn’t based on law or logic, just emotion. 

This frustrates me because it’s not consistent.

A Hollywood RepublicanThe Amazing Koch Brothers » A Hollywood Republican

If someone would have told you a decade ago that two big Republican donors who supports same-sex marriage and non-interventionist foreign policy would become the most vilified Republicans by the left, I would have say, really? I remember a discussion with a young Democrat in 2008; if the Republicans would simply leave social issues alone and concentrate on budget restraints; he might consider being a Republican. Guess what, the two biggest donors on the right are concerned about budget restraint and not social issues; their reward is vilification. They are the bogeymen that many leftist parents use to scare their children, “If you don’t behave, the Koch monsters will get you!”

sincethisisadream asked:

Hello! I went to the California College Republican Convention this past weekend and they said a lot of interesting things, one of them being that we don't need to change the policies, but the packaging. Like right now, the Republican Party is "The Party of No," but we should work on repackaging it to be "The Party of Hard Work." We don't care what your race, gender, sexuality, religion, but if you're willing to work hard, we welcome you with open arms. What do you think?

I agree, we need to do some rebranding. As Andrew Breitbart said “If you can’t sell freedom and liberty, you suck!”

Our ideas are great ones, we just have to sell them to people in a way they will understand and buy. 

Of course while I understand that rebranding is the key, I suck at it. I’m a nitty gritty, semantics, hair splitting, minutiae of politics type of person at heart and that’s hard to sell to people. So I do my best and encourage others to find the right packaging.  

Common Core Tourettes and the Anti-Common Core Mob

Common Core Tourettes and the Anti-Common Core Mob

one cries because one is sad

 

one cries because one is sad

(This post got a bit away from me, I apologize for the rambling nature and probable spelling errors…in my defense I’m ranting and I don’t care if my grammar is perfect in a rant)

I don’t know what we did before we had Common Core to blame all our education woes on, I really don’t.

I don’t remember my  parents saying “look at this Prentice Hall math problem my kid had to solve” or “look at…

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Obamacare Turns 4, Just 1.4% of Uninsured Americans Covered

According to CNBC, of the 5 million people the Obama administration claims have enrolled in Obamacare, just 715,000 are previously uninsured Americans who have chosen and paid for new insurance. As the Washington Post notes, there are 48.6 million uninsured Americans. That means that after four years of being the law of the land, Obamacare—whose purported purpose was to cover the uninsured—has provided coverage for just 1.4% of uninsured Americans.

Tea Party, Please Look Up Compromise in the Dictionary

Tea Party, Please Look Up Compromise in the Dictionary

Me: *voices dissenting or unpopular view of a Tea Party view*
TP member: That’s stupid.
Me: Okay….why is that?
TP member: What are you a liberal plant or something?

That is a summary of a conversation I had last night, just in case anyone wonders why I’m starting to get tetchy about the Tea Party these days. If these next two elections cycles end in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…

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Why is anyone thinking about 2016 right now? | Rare

Of the 49 seats Sabato says are Republican, three are actually “leaning” Republican — Montana, Arkansas and West Virginia. So, there’s your six seats to focus on. Six seats to change the course of America’s push towards obscurity. Six seats that should, if your serious about winning, have all of your attention. - See more at: http://rare.us/story/why-is-anyone-thinking-about-2016-right-now/#sthash.5fo0AS5f.dpuf

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