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NRO: Primer from a Conservative Winner

The most alarming message for Democrats from Tuesday’s election was the near obliteration of Terry McAuliffe’s lead over Ken Cuccinelli. An October poll, conducted a week after the government reopened, had placed him 11 points ahead. On Election Day, Cuccinelli lost by only 2.5 points. McAuliffe’s precipitous tumble was due entirely to Obamacare.

There was bad news for Republicans as well. The government shutdown damaged Cuccinelli, possibly costing him the race. But there were other factors. The money gap (he was outspent three to one), outgoing Republican governor Bob McDonnell’s ethics troubles, and Cuccinelli’s dour mien all made it possible for a gasbag Democratic moneyman, who admitted he didn’t read legislation and would hire someone to handle such trivia, to take Thomas Jefferson’s seat in Richmond.

Yet in the 34th district of Virginia, right outside Washington, D.C., a very conservative delegate was able to run between 8 and 18 points ahead of Cuccinelli and win a district that just a year ago went for Tim Kaine for senator and Barack Obama.

Barbara Comstock is as conservative as any right-winger could desire — pro–free enterprise, pro-life, and pro–second amendment. Her opponent, Kathleen Murphy, a doctrinaire liberal, was supported by the unions, Michael Bloomberg, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood.

Read more at The National Review of TPC endorsed candidate Barbara Comstock here.


Cagle Post: It’s Time For New Leadership At The VA

In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama promised his administration “will keep faith with our veterans [by] investing in world-class care, including mental health care, for our wounded warriors; supporting our military families; and giving our veterans the benefits, education, and job opportunities they have earned.”

But the reality for former members of the armed forces is often a multiple-year wait for claims to be filed through the Veterans Administration for health benefits and retirement pay. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who said in a recent interview that “[n]o veteran should have to wait for claims” and is himself a retired four-star general, created a 2000 percent backlog increase for applications for veterans’ benefits, with 900,000 unprocessed disability claims remaining today. By the VA’s own projections, that number will quickly surpass 1,000,000.

Read more at Cagle Post here.


Red Alert Politics: Left-wing talking head Piers Morgan claims he is “not” liberal media

English import and gun control advocate Piers Morgan claimed during his television show Sunday night that he is in fact not part of the liberal media.

During a discussion with political commentator and author Margaret Hoover about NRA President Wayne LaPierre’s CPAC speech, Morgan claimed to not belong on either side of the political aisle. LaPierre speech touched on protecting Second Amendment rights for women to own and carry guns.

Read more at Red Alert politics here.


FOX Nation: Conservative Icon Owns Piers Morgan

David Bossie and Margaret Hoover debate gun safety on the heels of Wayne LaPierre's CPAC speech. Read more at FOX Nation here.


Breitbart.com: The Sad Truth About Immigration And The Sequester

Out of President Obama's sequestration doomsday predictions, the one which best encapsulates what famed Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward described as "madness" involves illegal immigration. And it is no laughing matter.

As Fox News reported, a few hundred illegal immigrant detainees were released by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which probably led to the early "retirement" of ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations Director Gary Mead. ICE plans to let loose between 5,000 and 10,000 additional illegal immigrants to meet the terms of the sequester. Confirming the story this week was The Washington Examiner.

Read more at Breitbart.com here.


TPC Backed Candidate Barry Ivey Wins Special Louisiana House Election

The Presidential Coalition is looking forward to working with conservative Barry Ivey after his win in the special Louisiana House 65th District election. TPC supported Ivey in his campaign.

Read more here about Barry Ivey's win here.


Bob Woodward: Calls Obama’s Sequestration Posturing ‘Madness’

As you will see below, Washington Post’s Bob Woodward today called President Obama’s posturing on sequester simply “madness” on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. The Pentagon has said that if sequester happens the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry Truman cannot be deployed to the Persian Gulf. President Obama is unbecoming of his role as Commander and Chief. Woodward rightly asks the question “Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’”


Urgent Action: Call The Boy Scouts of America Today

The Boy Scouts of America are on the verge of compromising their moral values by letting homosexuals into their organization. In the scout oath it says “To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” The Boy Scouts of America should not be turned into a social experiment.

Please call the members of the BSA Board of Directors (sample call script below) provided by our friends at the Family Research Council and kindly urge them to stand strong and true to their timeless values:

Select BSA Board Members:


• David L. Beck: (801) 240-1000
• R. Thomas Buffenbarger: (310) 967-4500
• Keith A. Clark: (717) 763-1121
• William F. "Rick" Cronk: (925) 283-7229
• John C. Cushman III: (904) 393-9020
• R. Michael Daniel: (412) 297-4989
• Jack D. Furst: (972) 982-8250
• T. Michael Goodrich: (205) 328-9445 ext. 200
• Earl G. Graves: (212) 242-8000
• Aubrey B. Harwell Jr.: (615) 244-1713
• Stephen Hemsley: (800) 328-5979
• Larry W. Kellner: (713) 468-4050
• Robert J. LaFortune: (918) 582-2981
• Joseph P. Landy: (212) 878-0600
• Francis R. McAllister: (406) 373-8700
• Scott D. Oki: (425) 454-2800
• Arthur F. Oppenheimer: (208) 343-4883
• Tico A. Perez: (407) 849-1235
• Robert H. Reynolds: (317) 231-7227
• Matthew K. Rose: (909) 386-4140
• Nathan O. Rosenberg: (949) 494-4553
• Roger M. Schrimp: (209) 526-3500
• Marshall M. Sloane: (781) 395-3000
• Rex W. Tillerson: (972) 444-1000
• David M. Weekley: (713) 659-8111
• Togo D. West, Jr.: (202) 775-1775

Sample Phone Script:

Hello, my name is _________, from __________.

Thank you for your service as a board member of the Boy Scouts of America.

As you're aware, a new proposal indicates that the Boy Scouts of America may revoke their longstanding policy of safeguarding Scouts by restricting homosexuals from holding leadership positions over boys. For decades, your national organization has kept the interest of the boys it serves as the focus of all its actions. No matter what, the Boy Scouts of America could be counted upon to do the right thing and not yield to any social pressure, and has thus far stood strong.

Please do not jeopardize the safety and moral integrity of Scouting in the interest of social activism. The proposal to relegate the decision on homosexual leaders to local chartered organizations sends the wrong signal from the national body: that political correctness ultimately triumphs over character.

Please retain the current long-held and time-tested policy regarding homosexual leadership and membership. America stands with you. Lead the way. Please stand strong.

Thank you, and God bless you.


The Saratogian: Citizens United leader calls on Conservative Party in Albany to fight for gun rights

ALBANY — The leader of Citizens United, the Washington, D.C.-based group behind the landmark Supreme Court decision on independent campaign spending, sharply criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s gun law in a speech Monday at the Holiday Inn.

Read more at the Saratogian here.


Breitbart.com: I Second That Amendment

The Second Amendment is second to only one.

It is widely accepted that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the most important amendment in our sacred Bill of Rights. I wholeheartedly agree. Freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceful assembly, and petitioning the government represent the very underpinnings of our American democracy.

Read more at Breitbart.com here.


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