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Ann Coulter defends Mitch McConnell

- March 13th, 2014

Brian and Ann Coulter smallMy friend Ann Coulter is pretty upset at conservatives attacking Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and trying to unseat him in a primary. As usual Ann has done her homework.

She claims that Republicans and conservatives seeking to oust McConnell are no better than the Liberal mobs she wrote about in her book Demonic.

She also lays out a convincing case for McConnell’s conservative bona fides. Would love to hear a rebuttal from the McConnell haters out there.

Here are my facts:

(1) For more than a decade, Sen. Mitch McConnell has stood alone in fighting unconstitutional campaign finance laws, earning him the undying enmity of The New York Times. (The Times is probably the largest contributor to the Senate Conservatives Fund opposing McConnell.)

McConnell took on the entire MSM, as well as members of his own party, principally John McCain and President Bush, who incomprehensibly signed McCain-Feingold into law with the idle musing that the Supreme Court could strike down any unconstitutional parts. (It didn’t — until some of it was finally overturned in Citizens United.)

McConnell was the Ted Cruz of campaign finance laws, leading filibusters to block these outrageous infringements on free speech, writing op-eds and giving speeches denouncing them, and directly suing to have McCain-Feingold declared unconstitutional in McConnell v. FEC.

As McConnell explained (beautifully):

“(T)he political left has always faced an uphill climb in a country in which there are two self-identified conservatives for every self-identified liberal. … In order to succeed in this environment, liberals have generally resorted to one of (three tactics): obscuring their true intent; pursuing through regulation and the courts what they can’t through legislation; or muzzling their critics.”

More here…

Does Ann think all Republicans deserve to be re-elected? No, she’d be happy to see Lindsay Graham turfed by a real conservative.

MSNBC host doubles down on claim kids belong to the collective

- April 9th, 2013

Melissa Harris-Perry, the Tulane University professor and MSNBC host shocked many parents with her ad claiming children belong to the collective.

I played the ad and talked about it yesterday with Andrea Mrozek from the Institute for Marriage and Family. You can watch that below but also make sure you scroll through to see how Harris-Perry has doubled down.

Claiming she has taken plenty of heat for her views, which I do not doubt, Harris-Perry says she has no intention to back away from her statement or apologize.

One thing is for sure: I have no intention of apologizing for saying that our children, all of our children, are part of more than our households, they are part of our communities and deserve to have the care, attention, resources, respect and opportunities of those communities.

From there Harris-Perry goes on to describe what she meant by saying, “kids belong to whole communities” is that people volunteer. She describes how she learned this.

I learned it from my mother who, long after her own kids were teens, volunteered on the non profit boards of day care centers that served under-resourced children.

I learned it from my father who, despite a demanding career and a large family of his own, always coached boys’ basketball teams in our town.

I learned it from my third-grade public school teacher, who gave me creative extra work and opened up her classroom to me after school so that I wouldn’t get bored and get in trouble.

If I thought for a minute that this is what Melissa Harris-Perry meant then I would own up to that and apologize to her right now. But I don’t.

Take a look at what this woman said.

“We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.”

She is not saying communities come together and volunteer to build a community, she is saying children are collective property. Get past the notion that children are property first and then let’s deal with the collective.
One look at Harris-Perry’s academic work or her stances on several issues show this woman to be a staunch defender of the modern American leftist ideals.

Ms. Perry, you may not want to come in a scoop up your other people’s children. That is a straw man argument set up by your supporters. But you do want greater state control over children, that much is clear.

As I’d say to anyone advocating that, back off.

CPAC video round-up

- March 16th, 2013

The Conservative Political Action Conference is wrapping up today in Maryland. Sun News has been there for the last three days covering the biggest gathering of American Conservatives.

Below are some of the great speeches you may have missed.

Lt. Col. Allen West

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator Rand Paul

Panel on Benghazi and its aftermath

Texas Governor Rick Perry

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre

VIDEO: Mitt Romney’s first interview since losing the election

- March 4th, 2013

He’s been out of the spotlight since losing the presidential election last November. On Sunday, Fox News aired the first major interview since the campaign ended.



COLUMN: Shapiro – The GOP’s internal wars

- February 6th, 2013

Rove Vs. the Tea Party

by Ben Shapiro

During the 2012 election cycle, Tea Partiers were told by their supposed betters that their ignorance of everyday politics meant that they should take a back seat to the Republican Party establishment. Brandishing the so-called Buckley Rule with quasi-religious fervor — the notion that Republicans should run the most conservative candidate who can win — the establishment GOP proclaimed that the onlypresidential candidate who could win was Republican Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. They suggested that four-term former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson was a shoe-in for the Senate. They explained that the Tea Party was responsible for failed Senate candidates like Todd Akin (false) and Richard Mourdock (true).

They knew best.

The only trouble was, they didn’t.

Read the rest here…