Category Archives: Conservatism

March 15, 2017

Robert Davi: Hollywood Conservatives Need to ‘Grow a Pair’

“My dear fellow Hollywood conservatives: Do we not as a minority deserve a place at the table? And my dear liberal progressive Hollywood elites: Are we not all Americans?”

Hollywood actor Robert Davi is an outspoken conservative, and he has some advice for his conservative colleagues who are afraid to speak out: “Grow a pair.”

in a Breitbart op-ed, Davi said he is concerned about the “fear and hatred” that’s come out of Hollywood since President Trump was elected.

“The left in Hollywood are quick to flaunt their political allegiances. This provides them the ability to both grow in number and maintain their level of influence,” Davi wrote. “Meanwhile, the right in Hollywood, for the most part, hide in the shadows and cower.”

He said that Hollywood conservatives are intimidated into silence because they are attacked as “irrelevant” or “not A-list enough” if they make their thoughts on politics known.

Davi said that conservatives need to “come out in force” – in Hollywood and across the country – and look for areas of compromise and agreement with the left.

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March 12, 2017

In liberal Hollywood, a conservative minority faces backlash in the age of Trump

For the vast majority of conservatives who work in entertainment, going to set or the office each day has become a game of avoidance and secrecy. The political closet is now a necessity for many in an industry that is among the most liberal in the country.

As an Academy Award-winning producer and a political conservative, Gerald Molen has worked in the entertainment business long enough to remember when being openly Republican in Hollywood was no big deal.

“In the ’90s, it was never really an issue that I had to hide. I was always forthright,” recalled the producer, whose credits include “Schindler’s List” and two “Jurassic Park” movies. “It used to be we could have a conversation with two opposing points of view and it would be amiable. At the end, we still walked away and had lunch together.”

Those days are largely gone, he said. “The acrimony — it’s there. It’s front and center.”

For the vast majority of conservatives who work in entertainment, going to set or the office each day has become a game of avoidance and secrecy. The political closet is now a necessity for many in an industry that is among the most liberal in the country.

Since the presidential election, some conservatives feel that their political beliefs are more of a career liability than ever — even for those traditional Republicans disenchanted by President Trump.

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March 3, 2017

The Looming Split in Canadian Conservatism (Video)

Tonight, I break down what you need to know about Ontario’s blasphemy motion. Who is behind it? Why should you oppose it? And why did PC Leader Patrick Brown endorse the motion?

Then, national columnist for the Sun newspaper chain Anthony Furey joins me to discuss the looming schism in Canadian conservatism.

Will common sense prevail, or is the Party destined to cave to those on the top?

Plus, we’ve got your weekly top headlines and Quote of Honour!

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February 23, 2017

Steve Bannon & Reince Priebus FULL SPEECH- CPAC 2017

Must watch video!

February 2, 2017

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn Says, ‘Eliminate Net Neutrality to Preserve an Open Internet’

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn told Breitbart News that she hopes for the elimination of net neutrality with a Republican Congress and administration.

“I think that the chairman will move through the vote process and rescind the order and if that’s the way the chairman wants to proceed I am fine with that,” Blackburn explained of the Federal Communications Commission. “I think that the marketplace would appreciate it if there was a clean repeal of that order. It would get rid of Title II (public utility regulation). Then we can focus on light-touch regulation and preservation of an open internet, and focus on cybersecurity provisions and broadband expansions, and maybe focus on getting spectrum auction right.”

Congresswoman Blackburn discussed paid prioritization, in which content providers such as Netflix can pay Verizon to better handle its bandwidth. YouTube and Netflix, at peak hours, use half of the bandwidth in the United States. Congresswoman Blackburn said that the best way to handle this issue involves “content distributers and Internet service providers work[ing] this out at the negotiating table.”

Congresswoman Blackburn discussed the broadband internet’s importance to the economy, saying, “Rural broadband is the top education, economic development, and healthcare access issue in my district. I have 16 rural counties, and you do not get economic development and you cannot utilize telemedicine and remote monitoring and you cannot recruit companies and factories without consistent and steady broadband access.”

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December 30, 2016

Trump populism comes to Canada as Conservatives seek leader

“Elites pretend this isn’t an issue, but Canadians want to talk about it (immigration),” Leitch said in an interview last week from her farmhouse in rural Ontario.

Canada’s answer to Donald Trump is a pediatric surgeon and former cabinet minister who, like the U.S. president-elect, is railing against immigration and political elites.

Kellie Leitch, 46, has vaulted to the front of the race to lead the opposition Conservative Party by pushing a hard-right “Canadian values” platform that taps into discontent over the sluggish economy and Canada’s acceptance of 37,000 Syrian refugees.

Leitch is ahead of about a dozen candidates in the most recent opinion polls on the Conservative leadership election, scheduled to be held on May 27, 2017. The candidate chosen by party members will be their flag bearer for the October 2019 general election, against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.

“Elites pretend this isn’t an issue, but Canadians want to talk about it (immigration),” Leitch said in an interview last week from her farmhouse in rural Ontario.

She has professed admiration for Trump’s embrace of the ordinary voter, and acknowledged similarities in their agendas.

“I am talking about screening immigrants, I am talking about building pipelines, I am talking about making sure Canadians have jobs, so yeah, some of the ideas and language are the same,” said Leitch, an energetic and plain-spoken former labor and women’s affairs minister.

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December 19, 2016

Scannell: Good Riddance to Pre-Trump GOP

There is one leader of the Republican Party now. It’s the man who worked tirelessly against incredible odds to earn the support and respect of the voters. It’s because of HIM that our optimism about the future is higher than it’s been in years as manufacturing jobs are beginning to be saved and foreign investment is already coming in. It’s HIS approval ratings that continue to climb as Americans see the foundation for his agenda built.

When the 2016 presidential campaign started in mid-2015, there was a wide but uninspiring field of candidates to choose from. Most seemed to have solid resumes and name recognition, but all seemed just like different versions of what we’d grown accustomed to and were destined to disappoint us as Republican primary voters.

Donald Trump stepped forward and changed all of that. He spoke many (supposedly) unpopular truths and stuck to his guns no matter the fallout. As the process moved forward, the field was clearly split into two camps – Donald Trump and not Donald Trump. Trump identified as the only candidate capable of leading the party in a new direction. The rest were a collection of pretend change candidates, each one barely distinguishable from the others whether their claims on the White House came from governor’s mansions or Congress.

A traditional candidate stood no chance of winning this election, regardless of what any polls might have said months ago. We know how the legacy media treats Republican politicians. We saw how they savaged George W. Bush daily throughout his 8-year administration, all while he refused to fight back. Bush left the Republican Party in tatters, culminating with Barack Obama’s landslide win in 2008.

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December 17, 2016

Students Fight Back Against Anti-Trump Targeting

College Republicans resist threats of retribution to expose unhinged professor’s rant.

After one of the greatest upsets in political history, teachers and professors across the nation have not been adjusting well to the incoming administration of President-Elect Donald Trump.

Some professors have resorted to “preaching, not teaching.”

The old ways of campus repression of conservative thought are returning.

And despite Trump’s successful campaign against, and mockery of, political correctness, there is no sign it has been pried from campuses. If anything, it is growing stronger in the wake of Trump’s victory.

One student in Costa Mesa, California, decided to fight back.

The student, still unknown, decided to record the ranting of a psychology teacher at Orange Coast College. The teacher was Olga Perez Stable Cox, who was supposed to talk about human sexuality.

Instead, she suggested Trump supporters were terrorists.

It’s unclear when the video was recorded, but it definitely happened after the Nov. 8 election, because Cox boasts that Republican-leaning Orange County finally voted “my way” — against Trump.

In the video, Cox said, “The nation is divided … It’s an act of terrorism. One of the most frightening things for me and most people in my life is that the people creating the assault are among us.”

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November 26, 2016

The Hill: Trump Economic Advisor Tells House Republicans ‘You’re No Longer Reagan’s Party’

The Hill’s Jonathan Swan reports that during a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump’s economic advisor Stephen Moore told House Republican lawmakers that “they now belong to a fundamentally different political party.” To the surprise of some in the room, Moore explained that the conservative party of Ronald Reagan has now become Trump’s new “populist working-class party.”

“Just as Reagan converted the GOP into a conservative party, Trump has converted the GOP into a populist working-class party,” Moore said in an interview Wednesday. “In some ways this will be good for conservatives and in other ways possibly frustrating.”

Moore has spent much of his career advocating for huge tax and spending cuts and free trade. He’s been as close to a purist ideological conservative as they come, but he says the experience of traveling around Rust Belt states to support Trump has altered his politics.

“It turned me more into a populist,” he said, expressing frustration with the way some in the Beltway media dismissed the economic concerns of voters in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

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Sarah Palin: Trump Movement Began with the GOP Establishment’s ‘Shocking Betrayals’ of Tea Party Voters (Audio)

Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was a guest on the special Thanksgiving holiday edition of Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow.

Palin said the 2016 election was vindication for “me and millions of other Americans who, for years and years, have been saying smaller, smarter government is the answer, and we need someone who is politically incorrect enough to say what needs to be said, and do what needs to be doin’, to fix the problems that we’re in in our nation.”

Marlow said he thought Trump’s campaign theme of “draining the swamp” in DC was “channeling Sarah Palin.”

She countered that the concept was “pretty universal, when people understand what our Constitution actually means, and that it is to restrain federal government, and not incentivize growth of the federal government – more control, more shackles over the people.”

“So draining the swamp is so necessary on the local government level, the state government level, and of course the federal government level. We need to not allow the will of the people to be ignored, and the only way to do that is, presently the status quo is so far from wanting to drain the swamp that we knew ‘the status quo has got to go.’ I’ve kinda been preaching that for a few decades now, ever since the little local city council seats that I was elected to, but I’m not the only one who believes that, obviously,” Palin said.

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