Republicans are going to dominate the midterm elections, but it would be a foolish gamble to count on them to win the 2016 presidential contest. Why is that? Democrats are now a party of the left (no more John Kennedys, no more Joe Liebermans). That means they are driven by ideology and not the pragmatic outlook that used to be the two-party norm.
Ideology soon disconnects you from reality, which is why Democrats will lose in November — that’s the downswing. During the upswing, though, ideological passion provides a sense of mission and hope that can win over gullible majorities.Read more
When Progressives seek out a target to destroy, it's always critical to examine the subject of their ire. When a document draws their vengeance, read and re-read the document often.
Happy Constitution Day from Change the Game...
With the Change the Game attitude in full effect, let's take a little look at the Bill of Rights and how it's effecting the news stories of the day.
1st Amendment - Oh, we could talk about a myriad of questionable offenses by our government in the area of religion, press freedoms, and the right to petition the government for a redress of our grievances. But of course, we're going to talk Hip Hop.
Happy Constitution Day Kanye West...
Now, I know how most conservatives feel about Kanye West. Every time he opens his mouth something offensive comes spilling out. Guess what, that's all covered under the First Amendment. Do you know how many people find Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh offensive?
Kayne West has the right to tell the crowd to get on their feet. He has the right to look like a jackass when addressing patrons with prosthetics and wheelchairs. Kira Davis also has the right to call Kayne West a douche on twitter.
Lesson: People are allowed to be stupid, mean and rude. The answer isn't to try and silence speech. The answer is always more speech. Just remember...your Rush Limbaugh is somebody else's Kayne West.Read more
Dr. Mark Christian is the President and Executive Director of the Global Faith Institute (GFI), a Christian organization based in Omaha, Nebraska dedicated to “the proclamation and pursuit of truth as it relates Middle Eastern history and current happenings.” Dr. Christian, an Egyptian-born Christian convert from Islam related to high-ranking leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, is now engaged in a battle to root out the Brotherhood influence in what is called the Tri-Faith Initiative, a building project in Omaha.
The Tri-Faith Initiative was begun to build a center comprised of Temple Israel, a new Episcopal church, and a mosque the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture in West Omaha, forming “a multi-faith neighborhood of collaboration.” Their “vision is to build bridges of Respect, Trust and Acceptance, to challenge stereotypes of each other, to learn from one another, and to counter the influence of extremists and agents of hate.” But as a GFI statement reads, “the mosque – and those behind it – have distinct ties to groups previously named as ‘unindicted co-conspirators’ in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation, the largest terrorist funding investigation in our nation’s history.”Read more
Originally published by the Jerusalem Post.
The United States has a problem with Islamic State. Its problem is that it refuses to acknowledge why Islamic State is a problem.
The problem with Islamic State is not that it is brutal. Plenty of regimes are brutal.
slamic State poses two challenges for the US. First, unlike the Saudis and even the Iranians, IS actively recruits Americans and other Westerners to join its lines.
This is a problem because these Americans and other Westerners have embraced an ideology that is viciously hostile to every aspect of Western civilization.Read more
Paul Ryan is a smart man, and probably represents the mainstream thinking of the Republican Party, though like every ambitious politician he likes to position himself as a critic of the crowd. But in a recent interview with Matthew Continetti, Ryan started out well by complaining about the GOP consultant class. “The consultant class always says play it safe, choose a risk-averse strategy. I don’t think we have the luxury of doing that.” But then when called on to provide a non-risk averse strategy, he comes up with this: “We need to treat people like adults by offering them alternatives.” But what Republican consultant would tell his candidate not to offer alternative policies and ideas? There is none.