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The Politics of Happiness, will you be happier as a liberal or as a conservative

From the Economist “Why conservatives are happier than liberals”
American conservatives tend to believe that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can succeed. This makes them more optimistic than liberals, more likely to feel in control of their lives and therefore happier. American liberals, at their most pessimistic, stress the injustice of the economic system, the…

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Have you ever noticed?

Have you ever noticed how everytime liberals want to compromise it’s the conservatives that have to give something up? Have you ever noticed that it’s always republicans that say “we have to reach across the isle”? Have you ever noticed how republicans are always marginalizing the conservative base while democrats embrace the liberal leftists? All I got to say is…

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Thou shall not… & Thou certainly must…

( – promoted by Patrick) Let us all remember that a very wise conservative once said that “Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican.”  I think far too many of us forget those sage words that formed the Reagan Creed. As Alexander Hamilton warned us, nobody is exempt from the perils of faction so yes, not only will…

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Just the Facts, Ma’am

So Joe Friday became famous for saying to the lady at the door who ignored his inquiries about the postman and went on and on about the sticky faucet and the creepy landlord. Just the facts. That’s all I’m asking for in the discussion — DISCUSSION!!! — about the viability of a “True Conservative” Republican candidate for statewide office, in…

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Testing the “Right” Candidate Theory

So we’ve begun to have a bit of heated debate here about whether or not the Massachusetts Republican Party should be marching to the tune of Heartland Conservativism. My pointing out that our sixteen years of stewardship in the Governor’s office were all at the hands of moderates drew a predictable response — “and look what we’ve got to show…

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How Republicans Lost the House in 2006

One of our unswervingly conservative advocates has posited that the reason why Republicans lost control of both branches of Congress during the 2006 elections was not “just because conservatives were fed up with RINO’s and stayed home (and they were and that was a part of it). Democrats won in 2006 because they ran ‘conservative’ Democrats who were more to…

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