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Turning the Talk to Climate Change

by T Akery June 25th, 2015 Republican Reflections
burning globeIt is funny how the term has evolved from "global warming" to "climate change." But that's the focus of this week's discussion by the President. I guess it beats talking about violating the Constitution with a clearly out of control NSA or the war in Syria. While this is probably another distraction with no discernible outcome, it is a change of pace for the President.

But really, don't expect anything new from this one. What is likely to get rehashed is his position on the Keystone pipeline. This is a continual problem that should have been resolved last year. It
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A Winner in Exile

by Ronald A. Rowe June 14th, 2015 Winners & Losers
hkThe City of Atherton, California – Loser – The City of Atherton spent $8,000 on security and cleanup for one of President Obama’s fundraising events in April. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $3 million at the event. Atherton officials thought it reasonable that the DCCC kick back .0003% of their haul to cover the costs incurred by the city. They billed the White House. They billed the Democratic National Committee. They billed the Secret Service. This week Town Manager George Rodericks made it clear that Atherton is not going to let this slide without a fight. He’s mad
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Scandals, Real and False

by Eric M. Blake June 10th, 2015 Conservative Considerations
stewart dodGlenn Beck once predicted — and has often re-predicted — that when historians shake off the rose-colored scales and look back at the Obama Administration — through the lens of the objective facts — they'll have no choice but to proclaim it the most corrupt in American history.  From the curiously readily-available "stimulus package", to the backroom deals and arm-twisting to pass the "Affordable Care" Act … to Solyndra (and all its brethren of uber-government-waste) … to Operation Fast-&-Furious (which Holder’s Justice Department still has yet to undergo disciplinary action for) — and at long last … to the four
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A Weiner Roast, And Other Issues

by Eric M. Blake June 3rd, 2015 Conservative Considerations
nyc hallSo there’s this:

Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg is thankfully — at long last — term-limited out of his ridiculously regulatory-to-the-point-of-parody stint as mayor of NYC.  And who’s coming ahead as a major contender for his seat?  Oh … none other than former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Yes — that Weiner, butt of countless jokes about his last name … due in no small part to the notorious scandal that got him ousted from the House in the first place — the clash of the titans between Mr. Weiner and the late, lamented Andrew Breitbart … which culminated in the latter beating the then-congressman
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The Good Fight

by Eric M. Blake June 1st, 2015 Conservative Considerations
truth vs lieDear readers, it pains me to write this — as we kick off the final week for Camp Campaign. Parting is such sweet sorrow, as Shakespeare said. And so, as we all go our separate ways … a few final thoughts — some things to leave you with.

I remember when my colleague Ronald Rowe invited me to try out for this site … way back when it was just him and another writer giving their respective $0.02. I remember just over three years ago, when my column first began (back before it was given the name "Conservative Considerations").
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Independent Ideas: The Last Straw

by Jason Lightner October 24th, 2014 Independent Ideas
law-419057_1280There's been a lot in the news this past week, and even these past few days. Always turning, this world's  constantly abuzz with something of interest to someone — some new threat to worry about, or some new cause to champion. Camp Campaign has been my soapbox for the past four years and, while writing about politics isn't always the most pleasant of jobs, I've always taken great pride in knowing that, in some small way, my voice is getting people to think about the status quo. That's where progress begins, after all.

Washington State Patrol Aircraft catches multiple police cars
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Unsolicited Advice

by Ronald A. Rowe October 23rd, 2014 Winners & Losers
SONY DSCTo the Left: Lighten up!  Liberals are the biggest bunch of sad sacks I have ever seen in my life.  The Left scores win after win but never stops to celebrate any of it.  Abortion is more widely available and easily accessible than ever before.  Legalized drugs are a reality in Colorado and either on the ballot or in the pipeline in many more states.  Gay marriage is rapidly gaining acceptance in the mainstream.  Nationalized healthcare is the law of the land.  Democrats control 2/3 of the government.  Liberals have won virtually every fight they’ve fought in the last
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Political Quotes, Oct 22

by Jane Wangersky October 22nd, 2014 Poli Talk

  • Democrats do have one congenital defect, and that is that we do not vote in midterms. --President Obama

  • You should never underestimate the ability of the Republicans to screw something up and blow an ideal opportunity. --Ralph Reed, conservative activist

  • It's okay to protest, it's okay to exercise your First Amendment rights, it's okay to go to jail for a cause, but it's not okay to destroy communities. --Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed

  • Russia should pressure (rebels in) Donetsk and Luhansk not to hold these elections, to avoid a frozen conflict. --Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin

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Wal-Mart, Trolls, and Wendy Davis

by Ronald A. Rowe October 16th, 2014 Winners & Losers
file000356994816Election Day is fast approaching.  The WINNERS are coasting through the final stretch while the LOSERS are getting desperate.  That means attack ads, nasty accusations, and the political machines kicking into full gear.  That means plenty of fodder for the WINNERS and LOSERS columns.  Politicians are overpromising, partisans are rationalizing, and trolls are trolling – all in an effort to ensure that their preferred party – of the only two allowed to be viable in our system – is more successful than the other in November.

Wal-Mart - ??? – Wal-Mart will no longer be providing benefits to part-time workers
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Key Issues that Could Turn the Tide To Republicans

by T Akery October 14th, 2014 Republican Reflections
file0002024178641The November election can mean big changes in both the House and the Senate. This year, there are a lot of key races to watch to see which direction  Congress is going to go. Because it's not a Federal election year, turnout for these elections is generally low. But there are some issues that may bring more Republicans to the polls.

One of the fundamental key issues is job stats. No matter which way they spin it, jobs are way down. Most that are added are minimum wage jobs. With Christmas right around the corner, people are taking a fresh
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Leon The Professional

by Eric M. Blake October 13th, 2014 Conservative Considerations
panetta ciaLeon Panetta’s long been something of an enigma, during his time in the current administration. I suppose that’s more than appropriate, for Obama’s first CIA director. At any rate, quite a few eyebrows were raised — especially among Conservatives like Sean Hannity — at the fact that Clinton’s chief of staff, of all people, was going to head the CIA. This was certainly a far cry from his predecessor, Gen. Hayden.

Imagine our surprise when the CIA's first public incident following Panetta becoming Spymaster— Nancy Pelosi and company (then in control of the House) hounding the Agency for interrogation practices under Bush
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Top 8 Winners and Losers

by Ronald A. Rowe October 9th, 2014 Winners & Losers
eightballAnother week, another series of wildly divergent views.  We combed through the online chatter and partisan nonsense to distill out the highest of highs and the lowest of lows from the world of politics.  It wasn’t the most active of weeks but we still managed to find more than a few people riding a wave and plenty more getting buried under one.  Here are this week’s Top 8 WINNERS and LOSERS, as selected by the Camp Campaign staff.

Mel Gibson – WINNER – Mel Gibson’s name has been mud ever since his infamous anti-Semitic rant some years back.  He was
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