Now the real work begins, Patriots! Everyone needs to select a Candidate to Support and to Volunteer your particular talents to that Campaign. Terry Goddard & Fred DuVal are a real threat to Conservatives and will run expensive campaigns in the Left's efforts to 'turn AZ Blue'.
Doug Ducey for Governor
Michele Reagan for Secretary of State
Mark Brnovich for Attorney General
Jeff DeWit for Treasurer
Diane Douglas for Superintendent of Public Instruction
John Kavanagh for LD 23 Senate
Michelle Ugenti & Jay Lawrence for LD 23 House
Scottsdale City Council: Kathy Littlefield, (See more from Kathy, here)
Cindy Hill and David Smith are the Conservatives
Scottsdale School Board: Laddie Shane is the Conservative
In "Politics and the English Language," George Orwell says that a writer can avoid the heavy lifting of making an original or insightful argument by simply turning his pen on autopilot and fueling it with "ready made" clichés. "They will construct your sentences for you — even think your thoughts for you, to a certain extent — and at need they will perform the important service of partially concealing your meaning even from yourself," writes Orwell. "It is at this point that the special connection between politics and the debasement of language becomes clear." More than a half century later, liberalism (and too much of conservatism) has switched to autopilot. For reasons I will discuss below, liberalism imposes itself not through sustained argument, but through a shabby tyranny of clichés, which hides its ideological underpinnings behind a façade of trite phrases and homespun truisms.
Let us start with the example of "social justice."
In the Oscar-robbed movie Caddyshack, Danny — the protagonist — desperately wants to win the annual Bushwood Country Club scholarship, which is set aside for impressive young caddies. He meets with Judge Smails, who is in charge of awarding the scholarship. The encounter is awkward, because Danny was recently caught in flagrante delicto with the judge's niece.
Eager to show how fair he is, Smails explains his thinking:
You know, despite what happened,
Ross Douthat, NYT 9/13/14
WHEN the long, grim history of Christianity’s disappearance from the Middle East is written, Ted Cruz’s performance last week at a conference organized to highlight the persecution of his co-religionists will merit at most a footnote. But sometimes a footnote can help illuminate a tragedy’s unhappy whole.
For decades, the Middle East’s increasingly beleaguered Christian communities have suffered from a fatal invisibility in the Western world. And their plight has been particularly invisible in the United States, which as a majority-Christian superpower might have been expected to provide particular support.
There are three reasons for this invisibility. The political left
Bret Baier interviews the guys on the ground. Yes, there was a 'stand down' order that delayed help for the Benghazi attack for 1/2 hour and, no air support.
More questions: Who told "Bob" to give a 'stand down' order 3 times?
Why was the CIA in Benghazi and had better protection than the United States Ambassador?
Why was the Ambassador in Benghazi on September 11?
Why couldn't these guys tell their story for over 1 1/2 years after the attack?
Why do we have a government that no longer protects Americans...?
You can’t change the world in your living room.
That’s why a small band of (mostly) white people from (mostly) West County drove to Ferguson (and Dellwood) to shop tonight.
We targeted the small businesses that were hit hard by violence–violence committed (mostly) by out of town agitators, criminals, vandals, and hooligans.
We drove to Ferguson to make two statements with our actons: 1) Ferguson is OUR community, and 2) Ferguson is open for business.
I met Dellena. Dellena owns the 911 Beauty Salon on West Florissant in Dellwood. Her landlord got foreclosed on, which meant she lost her home, just before the riots. So she moved all her inventory from her house to the store. Then the riots happened, and they took her inventory.
God bless Dellena.
I insisted on buying
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — FOR all the differences between establishment Republicans and Tea Party insurgents, their various efforts to rebrand the Grand Old Party tend to start from a common premise: the belief that Ronald Reagan was the quintessential Republican, and that his principle of defending wealth and the wealthy should remain the party’s guiding vision.
In doing so, they misunderstand the party’s longer history. They would do better to look to earlier presidents, and model their new brand on the eras when the Republican Party opposed the control of government by an elite in favor of broader economic opportunity.
The history of the Republican Party is marked by vacillation between its founding principle of opportunity and its domination by the wealthy elite. The party came together in the 1850s in opposition to
"So, sue me" is President Obama's message to Congress. And on Wednesday the House of Representatives took up his taunt, authorizing a lawsuit to challenge the president's failure to faithfully execute provisions of the Affordable Care Act as passed by Congress. The House lawsuit is no "stunt," as Mr. Obama has characterized it. The lawsuit is necessary to protect the Constitution's separation of powers, a core means of protecting individual liberty. Without a judicial check on unbounded executive power to suspend the law, this president and all who follow him will have a powerful new weapon to destroy political accountability and democracy itself.
' Article I of the Constitution vests all legislative power in Congress. Article II imposes a duty on the president to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." When a law is unambiguous,