SIX HIRB and the Scandals

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In a discussion with a liberal friend, he referred to my position that, as a result of all the scandals, the Obama administration is one of the most corrupt in history as “strangely deluded” and then out of the blue referred to the Tea party as “the Tea ‘We Don’t Want Black People to Vote’ [...]

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Blind Spots

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As I wrote in an early post, many conservatives have a blind spot when it comes to “Wall Street.” In the heat of battle it is understandable why this happens.  When defending a position against attacks, there is a reluctance to accept any criticism of one’s position. To do so might be seen as a [...]

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The Newt Question

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There is a huge gulf between the rank and file conservatives and Republicans leaders both in and out of Washington the over Newt Gingrich.    As Newt has taken off in the polls so has the opposition from Republican leaders.  So why are the rank and file conservatives ignoring the leadership?   The reason is actually pretty simple.  Republican [...]

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Not How Much, But How Soon

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As the debt ceiling talks continue one thing is becoming clear: conservatives hold all the cards.   When you sort through all the rhetoric and posturing, the core of each side comes down to this.   Liberals want more spending, a larger government, and the higher taxes to pay for it, as this allows them to help [...]

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Fear vs. Reality

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There is no question that the country is in a mess.  The first rule of holes states that when you are in one stop digging, but this is a lesson that many on the left, particular the more radical environmentalists, have failed to learn.  Granted, radical environmentalists did not get us into this current mess.  [...]

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How can Christians be Conservative?

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As I mentioned last time, the wife of a liberal friend of mine recently asked some sincere questions trying to understand Conservatives.  Here I will address the more religiously oriented questions, though they all still have a strong political component. In general she was basically asking, how a sincere Christian could be a Conservative. Before [...]

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Self-Centered Bias

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In an otherwise good article at Politico on How President Obama plays media like a fiddle authors John Harris and Jim Vandehei attempt to refute the notion that “the vast majority of reporters at mainstream news organization are liberals.” After creating a straw man of the conservative belief, they go on to claim that instead [...]

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Palin and Obama

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In a post on why there is so much hatred directed toward Sarah Palin, (Not Hating Sarah Palin)  Henry Neufeld make the following comment, “If the left had really wanted to see Palin diminish as an issue, they should have stayed away from exaggerated attacks and rumors. But the right should have done the same [...]

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Liberal Compassion

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For many, it is almost as axiomatic as the sun rises in the east, that Liberals are compassionate, and conservatives are heartless.   But like so many self serving clichés frequently cited by liberals, it does not hold up to critical analysis. While a liberal might say “I feel such compassion for …” The first two [...]

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The Intolerance of Tolerance

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One problem I have with many liberal issues is that they are based more on feelings of the moment than on reasoned consideration of principles and their implications, particularly there long term implications. In the real world ideas have consequences and reasoning applied to justified something cannot be artificially restricted just to the subject at [...]

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