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It Is Bigger Than You Think…

 

” An exclusive Esquire-NBC News survey shows us that everything we are told about politics in America today—that there is no middle ground between left and right, blue and red, us and them—is wrong. The data, compiled by the Benenson Strategy Group (pollster for Obama for America ’08 and ’12) and Neil Newhouse of Public Opinion Strategies (lead pollster for Romney for President), show us there is a large group of American voters—even a majority—who make up a New American Center that is passionate, persuadable, and very real. They are merely waiting for Washington to find them.”

 

1. THE CENTER IS FILLED WITH PEOPLE WHO DO NOT CONSIDER THEMSELVES THE CENTER.

 

” When we talk about the Center, we are not talking about some shapeless, shifting mass of voters who just can’t make up their minds about where they stand. They know what they stand for—nearly half the voters we identified in the Center even say they’re liberals or conservatives. (Hell, 15 percent of those in the Center say they are supporters of the Tea Party.) However, their views don’t neatly correspond to traditional definitions of liberal or conservative, creating a disjunction between where they think they are on the ideological spectrum and where they actually are.”

    This article has some interesting info-graphics and theories . On the other hand a careful reading of the details would tend to convince one that there is an agenda being put forth by Esquire that is not exactly coming from the center but perhaps a little left of it . Some of the info-graphics are likely the result of polling that may have been slanted in order to push a preconceived notion of exactly what constitutes the “center” . See for yourself , biased or not it is still worth your time .

We tend to agree with the sub-titled notion that the center is bigger than you think . Where we disagree is with the article’s definition of center . On certain issues it would seem that Esquire’s view of the center appears through Statist glasses . We on the other hand feel that the pendulum is swinging away from authoritarian worship and back towards the Founder’s principles of individual liberty and responsibility .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anti Immigration Party Winning Elections In Norway?

 

 

 

Published on Sep 9, 2013

” Exit polls in Norway’s general election suggest the centre-right opposition is on course to win.

Erna Solberg, who heads the Conservative Party, is expected to replace Labour leader Jens Stoltenberg, who has been prime minister since 2005.

Ms Solberg may depend on the support of the anti-immigration Progress Party to form a government.

It was Norway’s first general election since attacks by a far-right extremist killed 77 people in 2011.

Official projections published by Norway’s statistical office after polls closed on Monday evening suggested the centre-right alliance won a majority of the seats in parliament.

As well as the Progress Party, Ms Solberg’s Conservatives are allied with two other, centrist parties.

It is not yet clear whether Ms Solberg will seek to form a majority coalition with the centrist allies, or lead a minority government of the Conservatives and Progress.

Dozens of Labour Party youth activists who survived Anders Behring Breivik’s shooting spree on the island of Utoeya in 2011 were candidates, but the wave of sympathy for the party in the wake of the attacks seems to have evaporated.

“The country is doing well, but that’s thanks to the oil, not to the leaders,” one 29-year-old Progress Party voter told AFP after casting his ballot at Oslo’s City Hall.

“It’s time we changed the government,” he added.

The Progress Party has tried to shake off its association with Breivik, who was once a member but left several years before planning and carrying out his attacks.

The party, led by Siv Jensen, was running third in opinion polls prior to the vote.

But the Conservatives’ Ms Solberg wants to continue Norway’s existing immigration policies and, if they are to form a coalition government, will have to negotiate with Ms Jensen for her to abandon several manifesto promises, says the BBC’s Lars Bevanger in Oslo.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO IS THE ONE CONSERVATIVE THAT RUSH LIMBAUGH SAYS HAS EVERY DEMOCRAT ‘SCARED TO DEATH’?

 

 

 

 

 

” Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday said Dr. Ben Carson has the entire Democratic Party “scared to death” for several reasons.

“He is able to articulate and explain conservatism in a way that is persuasive, without raising his voice at all,” Limbaugh said. It sounds like your dad talking to you, not your dad, your best buddy talking to you.”

 

 

 

 

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johngalt:

   Keep rocking the boat Ted … Anything that displeases the intelligentia on both sides of the aisle is good for those of us that don’t profit from DC.

Originally posted on The Rio Norte Line:

That would be Senator Ted Cruz from Texas actually doing what he said he would do during his campaign.

I guess it rattles them when the newbies don’t just fall in line with this false sense of “comity” in the “greatest deliberative body”. Since he is Hispanic, I guess they can’t call him racist – so they try to pull the Tailgunner Joe card:

In comments published in the New York Times on Saturday, Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California compared Cruz’s accusations about Hagel to those made by former Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s in his hunt for communists.

“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and of course, nothing was in the pocket,” Boxer said, according to the Times. “It was reminiscent of…

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By All Means , Let’s Organize The Liberty Loving Art Community . Enough With Allowing The Typical ” Court Jester ” Type of Statist Artists To Be The Public Face Of Creativity

Where In The World Have Tax Increases Made Things Better?

 

 

 

 ” The problem is it’s not true. Raising taxes only makes things worse. The vintage conservative nostrums about higher taxes reducing revenue and enervating economies still hold.

Look at Great Britain where former Prime Minister Gordon Brown pushed through a tax hike shortly before voters booted him in 2010. Wealthy earners saw their rate increase from 40% to 50%. The top rate for capital gains also shot up 10%.

The results have been catastrophic for Britain’s economy. In 2010, there were more than 16,000 people in Britain declaring income of 1 million pounds or more. With Brown’s new taxes, that number dropped to just 6,000 as the wealthy either left Britain or trimmed their income to avoid taxation. Earlier this year, under Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the government announced it would drop that rate from 50% to 45%. Since then, the number of residents declaring 1 million pound incomes is up to 10,000.

Higher tax rates lead to fewer millionaires; lower tax rates lead to more millionaires. It’s as clear an illustration as you’ll ever see. And far from increasing revenue, Brown’s tax burden actually cost the treasury 7 billion pounds. Britain’s economy has stalled since Conservatives took power, leading various Krugmanians to reflexively scream “AUSTERITY!” every time they hear an English accent. Britain’s recession is complicated but one of its real causes is surely “TAXES!” “

 

 

Illustration By Gary Varvel

 

 

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” We used to get along by leaving each other alone. The Founders established a limited government, neutral on religion, allowing states, localities, and voluntary associations to do much of society’s work. Even that didn’t always work: We had a Civil War.

An enlarged federal government didn’t divide mid-20th-century Americans, except on civil-rights issues. Otherwise, there was
general agreement about the values government should foster.

Now the two Americas disagree, sharply. Government decisions enthuse one and enrage the other. The election may be over,
but the two Americas are still not on speaking terms. “

” During Monday night’s third and final presidential debate, President Barack Obama denied the charge by Republican nominee Mitt Romney that Obama had gone on a global “apology tour” after assuming office.

But a collection of clips of the president, assembled by the nonpartisan conservative group Young America’s Foundation, undercuts Obama’s denial. “

  “These are the top 100 conservative websites for 2012 according to Alexa, the web’s number one source for website rankings. This list is based on worldwide rankings, not US rankings. However, it should give you a general idea since almost all of these sites are solely based on conservative American politics. Not much has changed since 2011, just a little reshuffling, with a few omissions and new entries. If you want to know what’s happening with conservative politics in the US, this list should keep you busy for a while.”

We Can’t Wait To See It

Anti-Obama Doc Surges to #2

   “As Republicans gathered in Tampa, Fla., for the GOP convention, conservative documentary 2016: Obama’s America rocketed to No. 2 at the domestic box office Monday”

“Dream Team: The 10 Best Conservative Columnists”

   “Never before have right-leaning readers been able to enjoy such a
surplus of excellence in political
commentary. Every day, on sites like this one and countless others, über-talented wordsmiths stir conservative passion and shape the national debate. In honor of our country’s Olympic basketball legacy, selecting our own literary Dream Team is in order, in recognition of ten authors atop our political pyramid. “

We’ve spoken of Ms Love in the past and are thrilled that she has received the attention of the gentlemen from Powerline . That can’t but help her visibility and fund raising .

If you are looking for a strong , freedom loving candidate to support , please show  Mia some of your love .

  ” Today’s Washington Post contains a front page story about  Mia Love , the Republican candidate for Congress in Utah’s Fourth Congressional District. Love, age 36, is the mayor of Saratoga
Springs, a rapidly growing Utah town of about 18,000. She is also Black, Mormon, and quite
conservative. If elected, she will become the first Black female Republican member of.Congress.”

   In flyover country Montana of all places . This should give the reader a good idea of how widespread is the PC/progressive rot that has permeated our school systems and dropped us from second to none to 25th or worse in a few short decades . 

Front Page reports : 

 “After three weeks of preparation, research and numerous rewrites, Gerald Molen –a motivational speaker, former U.S. Marine, and Oscar-winning film producer – drove ninety minutes from his home to Ronan High School in Montana last month to deliver a graduation speech. He was shocked upon his arrival to find that Principal Tom Stack had decided to disinvite him and cancel the speech. He was further stunned to learn the reason that he wouldn’t be allowed to address the students – it was because he is “a right-wing conservative.” “

 

  The man accepts no speaking fees and if offered , requests that they be donated to the Shoah Foundation . Clearly the man represents a serious threat to our youth .

 

   “When speaking to students, Molen usually invokes the name of Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist credited with saving 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust and the subject of the Oscar-winning 1993 film that Molen and Spielberg co-produced. He points to Schindler as an example of what courageous individuals can accomplish, and Molen had planned to do so again in his presentation at Ronan High School.”

 

   Leftwing bigotry on display even in the styx of middle America .

 

   “We’ll never know because, even though his message to the students wasn’t overtly political, Gerald Molen is a conservative, and that alone is enough to incite censorship from the intolerant left. Apparently Principal Stack had received calls from some concerned parents who “didn’t want the kids exposed to that, despite not knowing what my message would be,” said Molen.”

 

   Unfortunately with the widespread PC mindset of our present school administrators we can not even count on the “fact” that there were “some” calls demanding Molen not be allowed to appear . Given confidentiality , for all we know the school unilaterally canceled the speech . And for this kind of education we are constantly told that we are skinflints and need to “invest” ever more ” for the children” .

 

Here’s the latest in hijacking highjinx …
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