Is Marco Rubio Pulling a Peter Gibbons?

If I had a few days I’d love to drag out the productivity numbers for members of the Freedom Caucus, but since I’m not going to waste that much time, let’s just say they’re less than stellar. Like my Mother’s Morkie who barks a lot but hasn’t done a darn thing to actually heighten her level of protection; additionally, their constant yipping has also become as annoying as her dog. Maybe more. Back to the point, the conservative PACs who function in the wake of their rebel cause have added padding to the wallets of a lot of “grassroots” consulting firms.

So I guess that’s a feather they can shove in their cap.

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Conservatives – Almost as many flavors as Baskin Robbins

But this doesn’t actually solve the inherent question of what is a conservative? There might have been a day we listed off a devotion to certain cardinal virtues, or perhaps listed off things such as a dedication to capitalism, natural rights, limited government, federalism, and deliberate reasoned and careful change…but nowadays there are people who oppose all those things calling themselves REAL conservatives…and they’re not getting laughed out of every building they walk into.

So rather than fight an uphill battle that our brand of “conservative” is the only true conservatism, we’ll deal in reality (a distinctly conservative trait, or at least it used to be) and admit that the word “conservative” no longer has anything resembling one single meaning. And with that comes the need to define all the flavors of “conservative” out there.

Now for this we decided to group conservatives by three main categories, Economic Issues, Foreign Policy and Social Issues (and admit there is another category needed because some of these “conservatives” don’t really care that much about policy).

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I Support Marco Rubio Because, Not in Spite, of His Immigration Stance


Great great post on the issues with Trump’s immigration plan and debunking the myth’s about Rubio’s supposed support for “amnesty”.

Originally posted on The Collision Blog :


So, I’ve been rough on Donald Trump lately, and while I don’t regret my views, it’s time for a positive post. However, it is on immigration, so in the process of explaining the issues or giving comparisons, there might be some negativity directed at Trump. Just know, that as of right now – three sentences in – my plan is to keep my dislike of Trump as in control as possible.

Mentioning immigration is a very quick way to spark a heated debate, as I have learned in recent days. If you speak poorly of Donald Trump AND his immigration plan, you might as well change your Twitter handle and get your blocking finger ready; hell prepareth to raineth down upon thee. Such is life. As the old saying goes, stand up for what is right, even if it means you stand alone. Thankfully I have found that I do not stand alone…

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No One Has A Pizza Party Themed Wedding: Memories Pizza is the Ultimate Troll

Jonah Goldberg at National Review called the media/liberals/etc. “trawling trolls” over the outrage about Memories Pizza refusing to cater gay weddings and, while I generally have no compunctions against calling the media/liberals/etc. trolls, I have to say that Memories Pizza is the real troll in this situation.

For those that are unaware of the definition of “trolling”, it’s a term of the internet age that means “make a deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.”

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Who are Superheroes Supporting?

Here at Elementary Politics we are out to keep you on top of both politics and pop culture. As such we have noticed that tumblr has revealed these two things are both crossing and the cause of the upcoming film Captain America: Civil War.

But while it is all too clear that Tony Stark is backing Mitt Romney and Capt. Steve “let me end the surveillance state” Edward Snowden Rogers is unquestionably in the Rand/Ron Paul camp we decided to where other heroes were standing in their current support for possible presidential contenders.

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