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Repeal and replace — The end of traditional conservatism

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As a lifelong Republican and a former Fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, I have always preferred voting for the Republican and conservative candidate. Preferably, the candidate is both Republican and conservative, although that is not always the case. For only the second time in my life, I did not vote for the Republican presidential nominee:  I found him neither Republican nor conservative. I know there are different strands of conservatism: classical, neo-cons, libertarians, religious and economic conservatives. I found…

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Meet Christine Quinn, the woman who wants to take Kathy Castor’s job in Congress

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When conservatives claims the Democratic Party is anti-small business, they have no one better to champion that claim than Christine Quinn, the Republican businesswoman running against Kathy Castor in Florida’s 14th Congressional District this November. The Southern California native created My Family Seasonings in 2005, which began with a prime rib seasoning from her mother’s secret family recipe. She then quickly adding seafood, hamburger, poultry, wild game and most recently a meatloaf mix to her company’s list of products, and she’s flourished ever since. As her business…

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Javier Manjarres posts bail, returns to blogging

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Conservative blogger Javier Manjarres has evidently returned from a stint in jail and returned to blogging about Florida politics on his site, the The Shark Tank. The blog was on hiatus over the weekend, with no posts published between Friday and Monday. Manjarres was processed and released from the Palm Beach County jail after his arrest Saturday on attempted murder charges. Manjarres was being held on $100,000 bail on multiple felony charges after an altercation at a shopping plaza with his sister’s former…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.3.16 – Mittens returns

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Mitt Romney returns full circle to the political circus today with a speech he’s going to give in Salt Lake City at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Politico has some excerpts from the text. Here’s the killer sound bite.” “Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.5.15 — Ferguson’s gross legacy

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The question one has to ask after reading just the summary of the Justice Department report on the goings-on with the Ferguson, Missouri, police department is: How many other municipal law enforcement agencies act this way in America? If you want the headline from yesterday to read that Justice concluded that the Ferguson PD violated no federal laws in the death of 18-year-old black youth Michael Brown, well, that was expected. But the depth of anger by black residents that exploded in…

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Jeb Bush dares to piss off CPAC crowd

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In what appeared to be the most anticipated moment at CPAC 2015, Jeb Bush went into the lion’s den this afternoon and seemed to emerge not only unscathed, but actually stronger in the process. Although some of his responses regarding immigration garnered boos, they weren’t substantial, and were drowned out by the cheers when it came to discussing other issues in a nearly 25-minute  stand-up interview with Sean Hannity. “The simple fact is there is no plan to deport 11…

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Republicans seek the perfect date (read: candidate) for 2016

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Let’s say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they’ve got to have — and what they can do without. There are all sorts of things to start the list: leadership, vision, charisma, communication skills, and foreign policy cred. And more: fundraising prowess, authenticity, empathy, a keen understanding of the presidency, and maybe a little familiarity with running for the office. And…

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