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My Spine Has Stiffened
Big Hollywood, by David Bossie

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Posted By:Jakester2344, 11/10/2012 9:32:50 AM

The conservative movement took it pretty good on the chin earlier this week. President Obama and his liberal allies mobilized their vote and got it out very effectively in the key states. On Tuesday night, as I went to bed, I was extremely down and out. But on Wednesday, as the sun rose, my spine stiffened and it was a brand new day. Our conservative cause has taken hits again and again, and each time we come back stronger.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 11/10/2012 9:46:46 AM     (No. 9004891)

But what changes? We get Rino Bush, McCain and Romney. The person who energized the right for McCain was Palin and the TEA Party. The TEA Party was shut out of this election by Romney. The problem for the Republicans was turn out. The TEA Party and Ron Paul conservatives just weren´t there.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: cgood, 11/10/2012 9:56:47 AM     (No. 9004915)

Thanks, OP. We need more optimism and less of the articles about how we must accept defeat and sell out our principles. Liberalism didn´t win, lies did.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 11/10/2012 10:02:34 AM     (No. 9004935)

David Bossie seems to be worried only about the ´conservative cause´ and the ´conservative movement´. Let me tell you something Mr. Bossie, we should be more concerned with the survival of our country under the dictator government we have . I´m talking about the government that Americans chose to renew for another four years. You say your spine ´stiffened´. The American people who chose to keep this loser for another term gave our country a ´stiff´ one last week and it wasn´t your spine!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: heartlandgal, 11/10/2012 10:06:23 AM     (No. 9004944)

My observation, the dems vote party, they don´t care if their guy is the devil, they vote party. The republicans on the other hand, if they don´t like the guy they stay home. We might never win again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/10/2012 10:24:13 AM     (No. 9004988)

Where this all goes is up to conservatives. I don´t intend to give up the country to the likes of Obama and his thugs OR to those mealy- mouthed establishment Republicans.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/10/2012 10:26:28 AM     (No. 9004994)

I am tired of all of the broken glass hypoble. All we ever do is talk to each other. Andrew Breitbart is the only one who put his money where his mouth was.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kanzan, 11/10/2012 10:33:04 AM     (No. 9005018)

Those of us who read this site can ´strenghten our spines´ all we want, but where does this get us if our weaker brethern just stay home and pout? Answer: nowhere and a lot poorer financially.
We need to find out what happened those 3 million and I´m pretty sure it wasn´t the Rapture. If they´re just dolts, we need to move along to find people who are, you know, helpful.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 11/10/2012 10:36:08 AM     (No. 9005023)

I keep being told by the media that we must ´change´ to attract more voters. Well, sorry. I can´t help what I believe and don´t plan to change. I believe abortion for convenience is murder. I cannot change my belief just to satisfy the left that wants to shut us up. Same sex marriage is wrong, period. For the gay lobby to try to force a change on traditional marriage between a man and woman is simply wrong. To deny those beliefs in order to ´appeal´ to more voters is immoral.

It´s also a fool´s errand. Being a version of Democrat Lite won´t work. We can never outspend the Dems and shouldn´t even try.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fhancock, 11/10/2012 10:36:13 AM     (No. 9005025)

It´s always darkest before the dawn and it is pretty dark now...we survived 20 years of New Deal and Fair Deal crappola along with a World War so this is doable...but this won´t be for the fainthearted

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Reply 10 - Posted by: curious1, 11/10/2012 10:37:17 AM     (No. 9005028)

Ballot box or cartridge box - now you know why the big push to put drones in our skies (and some will be armed) - the commies know what they´re planning to do will push it to that point.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: nihtwael, 11/10/2012 10:47:35 AM     (No. 9005057)

I´m all for stiffened spines and brand new days--to a point. But I don´t think the problem is the ´pouters´ among us, the problem is the Republican Party.

This election has shown us the GOP serves no earthly purpose. This election was handed to the right on a silver platter, and the party of buffoons we call Republicans lost it. Obama didn´t win. The GOP lost. Again.

I´m sure I´ll get nowhere calling for the tarring and feathering of most of the Grand Old Party. But it needs to be abandoned and replaced with a real conservative party.

In the meantime, the Democrats own this country, lock, stock and barrel.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/10/2012 11:07:19 AM     (No. 9005097)

When 99% of a community votes Obama, that is database voting, not human. We must repair our elections or we are no longer free.

I believe SEIU rigged all machines to reflect a vote for Obama, whether a human
showed up or not.In heavily red areas, they let us keep our votes... but in swing states, they were all pre-programmed.

And just in case there was a hiccup, good ole Palm Beach County pocketed 35,000 ballets to hand enter.

Even the UN watchers were shocked at how we can vote without ID.

It´s time to vote like Iraq... purple thumb prints on each ballet.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/10/2012 11:52:52 AM     (No. 9005210)

Reading article after article on election fraud and malfunctioning screens and doing further reading how the machines can show who you voted for on the screen but then record on the flash drive the opposite of what the screen had shown, makes me believe more and more there was massive voter fraud in 2012. Can anyone with a straight face tell others that internal polling of a campaign could be so far off? Why have wenot heard of voter fraud in the Blue Dem states or in the for certain Red Republican states------only in the swing states have reports come out. Makes one go Hmmmmmm!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: marthaville, 11/10/2012 12:03:51 PM     (No. 9005233)

Conservatives, or Republicans, or Tea Party members, pick your name. #5 is right on the money, plus they never give up.

Ever since the left began promoting their views - be it anti-tobacco, anti-Christianity, pro-gay legislation to same sex marriage, free this and free that, they never let up. And they always support their candidate. They would have reelected Anthony Weiner had he not dropped out.

But the big change needed for our side is to pick a candidate and stick with him. Ross Perot gave us 8 years of Clinton. Apparently our Tea Party buddies decided 4 more years of Obama would teach a lesson to the Republican/conservatives. You guys are really just like Obama - it´s your way or else. Thanks for the "or else" jerks. We have to suffer because you are not willing to go a step at a time. All or nothing and we got nothing.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/10/2012 12:24:11 PM     (No. 9005262)

The GOP primary process was particularly brutal this time around. I suspect many ABRs never finished licking their wounds. Sadly, if any of the other contenders had gotten the nomination the blow out would have been of landslide proportions - and Barry would have gotten his ´´mandate´´.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/10/2012 12:39:13 PM     (No. 9005288)

#5 is spot on. The R´s demand so much issue purity that they pout and stay at home if anything at all offends their tender sensibilities. #13 is dead right, also. Fraud on a massive level has been perpetrated. I´m glad to see that Allen West won´t take his quietly. And every Catholic that voted for a D should be told in unequivocal terms that they committed a mortal sin.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/10/2012 12:46:17 PM     (No. 9005302)

I am not a defeatist, but:

1) The first thing we need to do is stop with the liberal-created con-job that Romney lost because conservatives stayed home. I can´t believe there are people on here stupid enough to believe that.

2) I keep hearing about "key states" and the "swing states". Getting them on our side isn´t the solution, it´s the problem. When the Electoral College was designed, it was never thought that there would be solid, non-changing liberal entrenchments in high-electoral areas. Even when I was a kid, for the most part you didn´t know what most states would vote. California, where I live now, will never, ever be anything but a blue state. Liberals in SF, LA and "Latinos" will see to that. So as long as the liberals bribe the swing states, we WILL NOT SEE A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT.

Do you guys get that? No, "we have to get a better message" or we "need a real conservative" is going to change that.

Hate to say it, but the country just changed. Look out for your families and friends the best you can, and look for ways to skirt around government regulation. That is what we are facing, deal with it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 11/10/2012 12:53:45 PM     (No. 9005315)

WE have to do what Breitbart did. Talk to the liberals that run from us or attack us. How?

One-on-one is what we should do a little of every week this country miraculously stays afloat. For heaven´s sake, folks, he went to dinner with Ayers & Dorn!! He invited the conversation, he didn´t treat them like "us vs. them".

He asked the question: "Why do you hate me?" Then he shredded their programmed rhetoric with facts.

Then he used the internet & cell phones, then lectures -- later came the MSM & FOX once he gained notoriety.

We need to join the Party that he & Palin caused to explode -- the Tea Party. We have to push back with knowledge & information. The Baby Boomers are aging now & we can find more time to do what we did when we were young: PROTEST! Make the media listen! I´m through expecting the Old Guard GOP to do this. I am sending them a letter telling them why I am resigning.

We need to buy air time & produce programs that address the media lies -- even going back to what SNL did to Palin & then comparing her to Biden. If the networks won´t sell us airtime, sue & demand the FCC take their licenses for not allowing equal time! Our own Sixty Minutes type show on an alphabet channel every Sunday night. Fight fire with fire! Take our country back!


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Reply 19 - Posted by: bluehouse, 11/10/2012 1:12:33 PM     (No. 9005336)

Great idea #19, it worked wonders with Perot. I don´t mean to be snarky, but I really don´t know why people are posting that they are just going to quit. Who needs your negativity now? Tell these: http://www.militarytimes.com/valor/

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/10/2012 1:19:46 PM     (No. 9005348)

#18 wrote: When the Electoral College was designed, it was never thought that there would be solid, non-changing liberal entrenchments in high-electoral areas

On the contrary, that was a major reason for the EC, to prevent mob rule from the populous cities. In fact our Constitutional Republic was set up to prevent the ´´tyranny of the majority´´. And the urban mobs look like they are heading for majority status. The main reason that they do not control the house is that so much of the mob are concentrated in geographically small urban districts where even damaged-goods Congressman like Jesse Jackson Jr can get 80% of the vote when they campaign, and 71% when they don´t.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: absalom, 11/10/2012 2:24:03 PM     (No. 9005463)

To paraphrase Talleyrand, this election was ´far, far worse that a crushing defeat; it was a blunder´. Principled conservatives warned incessantly about Romney, your quintessential grinning goober type and Dewey/Rockefeller/Scranton/Weld clone, losers all. But we were told to sit down and shut up, as he was the Man. The reality is cold and hard. Willard Romney stood for anything, everything and nothing, all in the same sentence; a fact the voters clearly understood. His elitist pretentions of good breeding, schooling and nice manners never connected w/working class voters. Never. The GOP replaced the Whigs. Who will replace, the long dead fossilized carcass called the GOP?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LadyVet, 11/10/2012 3:55:09 PM     (No. 9005635)

I am consoled by the fact that the House of Representatives is still in Republican hands, many of whom are conservative, and by the fact that 33 Republican governors can do plenty to slow, attack, and thwart Obama´s socialism. There are 49% of us who will be resisting. That will impede the socialists and the communist-mentored president. Meanwhile, I will be indoctrinating my children and grandchildren (and their friends when possible).

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Reply 23 - Posted by: postaway, 11/10/2012 5:55:52 PM     (No. 9005868)

#22, in talking to people who voted for Obama, I´ve heard exactly those sentiments. I´ve heard that he was a rich boy who would say anything to get what he wants and who doesn´t care about anyone but himself, that he had no plan and no vision. This was the Obama strategy: portray Romney in just this way, and run against him rather than running on Obama´s record. It worked. But what is puzzling is that people fell for it rather than holding Obama to account. The Republican party either has to start listening to conservatives or die because they are going to lost us. If anyone says, "Where will you go?" we´ll say, "We don´t have anything to lose. The Republicans don´t represent us any more than the Democrats would."

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Reply 24 - Posted by: conservative yankee, 11/10/2012 6:15:23 PM     (No. 9005917)

#15, I don´t know where you get your information. Our Tea Party pays for office space. We have held weekly meetings and have had roadside rallies almost every weekend for the last four years. We interview, and vet any candidate that asks for our help. We all differed on who we supported within the GOP until the last man was standing. We paid for a phone bank and called registered republicans all over the country to get out and vote for Romney. WE the Tea Party did not stay home, the blame does not lay with us.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Mollygoose, 11/12/2012 4:08:12 AM     (No. 9008272)

#22, you´re exactly the type of "conservative christian" who enjoys martyrdom and actively court it at all times. You didn´t like Willard, so that made you a "victim."

Enjoy the next four years of your holy martyrdom. I wouldn´t really care, except you´re taking normal people like me along on your sick little ride.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: absalom, 11/12/2012 12:37:23 PM     (No. 9009059)

#26. For the record, I´m certainly not into martyrdom and have no idea what your talking about. In simple English, Willard Romney was a terrible candidate; which principled conservatives warned about repeatedly. He was a trendy leftist running as leader of a center-right party, hence Talleyrand´s ´blunder´. The voters knew in their bones he had no core and so chose the incompetent devil they knew. Suggest you reflect on reality and park the abuse.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Mollygoose, 11/12/2012 7:49:50 PM     (No. 9009873)

Oh I´m a little too tuned into reality. But you´re still "pure," and lets not forget that that´s what´s really important at the end of the day.

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Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

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