Conservatives

Tea Party Vows to Move U.S. Congress to Right

David Lawder, Reuters

"It's about winning a civil debate, not a civil war," said Senator Mike Lee, a Tea Party Republican from Utah elected in 2010.

Some Conservatives Aren't Happy About Paul's Take on Russia

Matthew Feeney, Reason.com

Paul says that some in the GOP are "stuck in the Cold War era." While America's relationship with Russia is far from ideal, policy makers should resist falling back into the mentality that dominated American policy towards the Kremlin for decades.

Bozell, Bossie Attack CPAC's Handling of Atheist Group

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart

The Conservative Political Action Conference reversed its invitation to allow American Atheists to have a booth at this year's event. But the original invitation prompted conservative Brent Bozell to pull out of the event, charging that CPAC is "destroying the conservative movement."

The Great Establishment Deception on Winning Back Senate

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

The unambiguous strategy of the GOP establishment this year has been to avoid any and all confrontation in the hopes of gliding into a Senate majority in 2015. To that end, they have capitulated on all of the major leverage points, passed a number of Dem. spending bills, and are in the process of pushing 'small-ball' legislation.

Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

Haley Halverson and Ken McIntyre, Heritage Foundation Blog

The IRS overstepped legal boundaries -- and then some. “These people don’t want transparency -- they want a target list.”

Where Are the Conservative Rallies?

K-Bob, RIght Scoop

"We need to serve notice that activism is necessary. We need to be prepared, each of us, to get involved. We must be very selective. Send contributions only to conservatives and strong Constitutionalists. Attend only rallies for the same. Discourage activism on behalf of the RNC."

Americans Rising Up Against Gov't

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today

America's ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately. It just might be a harbinger of things to come.

Clueless DC Media Can't Figure Out Why Cruz Fights GOP-E

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Politico just doesn't get it about conservatives. The inside-the-beltway publication doesn't understand why it is smart for Ted Cruz to oppose his party's leaders, which he was elected by Texans to do.

Palin Shames 'Lamestream Media'

Tom Tillison, Biz Pac Review

In the wake of the news that the FCC backed off on its controversial study of American newsrooms, Sarah Palin went after the media for its selective outrage. Palin shamed the “lamestream” media for failing to “wake the h*ll up” until Obama had his boot on their necks.

Don't Trust Coulter on the TeaParty

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

Ann wants to keep on pumping DC full of more and more liberal squish. She went to great lengths before '12 elections to push out every conservative, played like a conservative enough to fool enough people. Don’t trust her with your voting decisions, or your pocketbook.

Thomas Sowell, Theorist, vs Ted Cruz, Warrior

Mark West, TCOT Report

Conservatives like Cruz are simply seeking to restore our nation to our founding principles. It’s shameful that the Party that supposedly agrees with conservatives on principle is so caught up with maintaining their power that they are all too often willing to sacrifice principle and even country to keep that power.

Rove Connections Turn Into Political Ammunition

Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune

Country Club Republican consultant Karl Rove's support is already beginning to taint John Cornyn's campaign. Even Wendy Davis is pouncing on Rove's link to Greg Abbott to spur her own fundraising efforts.

Ann Coulter Is Full Of It

Now that the Tea Party movement has grown politically sophisticated enough to adopt the tools that the establishment uses to stay in power, such as PACs, and the Senate Conservatives Fund PAC is being effective against incumbent Big Government establishment Republicans, Coulter wants to disarm the opposition.

GOP Leaders Won't Escape Conservative Voters' Wrath

J. Robert Smith, American Thinker

Boehner and McConnell are still looking for somebody to surrender to and conservatives will punish them for it.

The Ted Cruz Majority

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Ted Cruz is in the process of making a new Reagan Revolution, the Cruz Majority. Over the vociferous objections of the same kind of people who kept warning Repubs. that if they listened to Reagan they'd get clobbered. Which is exactly why Ted Cruz is being greeted as a hero.

Are Conservatives AWOL In Biggest Privacy Fight?

There is no longer a wall between the private sector and government surveillance. Yet, conservative and liberty minded elected officials and organizations appear to be AWOL in the fight to ensure Google does not seal key documents in a lawsuit against its practice of scanning email sent through its Gmail system.

Buchanan: US Failure to Police Mexican Border Killed GOP Majority

Joe Schaeffer, NewsMax

The Republican majority built under Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan began to “lose the country” when it failed to police the Mexican border two decades ago, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan says.

Time to Defend Marriage and Federalism

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Republicans might not have the votes to enact marriage protection right now, but we still have a voice. We should use it.

Gohmert Launches Conservative PAC to Defend Against GOP-E Attacks

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is launching a new political action committee to help defend House conservatives from 2014 attacks from mainstream Republican PACs. The new GOH Conservative PAC “defends conservative Republicans from the attacks that come from the mainstream."

Cruz Calls Out GOP Leaders as Dishonest on Debt Issue

Humberto Sanchez, Roll Call

Ted Cruz ripped his fellow GOP senators on conservative talk radio. “Why is Congress at a 13 percent approval rating?” Cruz asked on the “Mark Levin Show” Thurs. “Because people don’t like to be lied to.”