Conservative Self Immolation and the Battle Mentality

by Jeff Swanson

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If, upon entering the war, you expect to win the first battle, failure is assured in your shortsightedness. War is won on the shoulders of both the battles that succeeded but more over, on the battles that were lost. Without the lost battles, you may have missed your opponents key weakness and the opportunity to understand your own.

This is a key understanding missed in today’s politics and clearly, within the Republican party and Conservative movement. Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism and the Left

by Jeff Swanson

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The left doesn’t like American exceptionalism. Whatever it is about that idea, the left ain’t buyin’ what the rest of us are sellin’.

In 2009, President Obama spoke about his belief in American exceptionalism, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism…”.

As far as logical fallacies go, this one is falsely analogous in that comparing these countries is not equal nor like one another. The President simply does not believe in American exceptionalism but saying so would a bad thing.

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Scrooges losing war on Christmas – Conservative News

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Scrooges losing war on Christmas – Conservative News.
by Gary Bauer

What is it about Christmas that brings out all the Scrooges?

Every December we hear stories about atheists and secularists who have found novel ways to try and banish Christmas from public view. We call it “the war on Christmas.” But if secularists are fighting a war it’s a disproportionate one: The scrooges are badly outnumbered by a majority of Americans who still embrace the holiday. Continue reading →

Sore Winners – Mona Charen – National Review Online

Sore Winners – Mona Charen – National Review Online.
by Mona Charen

Post-election season is a time for healing, for putting aside the rancor of a long campaign and rediscovering what unites us. It has not been that way this year. Continue reading →

Obama the Feckless Redux

by Jeff Swanson

Not so long ago, I wrote about Obama’s fecklessness. In this, I largely detailed some historical information about how unpopular and poorly received he was as a college lecturer, his failure in Benghazi and his poor debate performance.

This is not headline maker stuff but worth discussing.

After reflecting a little about this, I realized that I left out so much. So much that makes President Barack Obama the definition of feckless.
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Breitbart, Alinsky and Overcoming Political Correctness

by Jeff Swanson


(PHOTO BY HATING BREITBART)

We live in a liberal world. We conservatives like to say that the United States is a center right nation but, as Joe Biden says, that is malarkey.

Within our homes, most of America lives by a center right credo. We do not, however, live a conservative public life. The national conversation has changed and it is a liberal world. Conservative ideas must be whispered and only to those whom you know to be of the rightward cloth.

Andrew Breitbart was never accused of whispering. Continue reading