Tag: conservative movement

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Donald Trump: Phyllis Schlafly’s ‘Legacy Will Live on in the Movement’

Following the death of conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump remarked that Schlafly’s “legacy will live on in the movement she led and the millions she inspired.” The 92 year-old grassroots heroine and “sweetheart of the silent majority” was pivotal to securing Trump the Republican nomination.

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Schlafly Son Remembers ‘Sweetheart of The Silent Majority’

Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, 92, passed away on Monday just after 3:00 p.m. at her home in Ladue, Missouri surrounded by family. The”godmother the conservative movement” and “sweetheart of the silent majority,” Schlafly was instrumental in launching and shaping the modern day conservative movement. Schlafly was active in politics for more than one quarter of all American history and has been at the center of nearly every political battle since 1945. She is survived by her six children, sixteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Below is tribute written by her son Andy Schlafly.

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Politico: Conservative Media Like Breitbart Built the Conservative Movement

Nicole Hemmer, the Assistant Professor of Presidential Studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, provided Politico an excerpt of her new book, “Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics.” As Hemmer explains in her preface, conservative media outlets like Breitbart have historically provided the backbone of the conservative movement in America.

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 7/20/16 Ted Cruz at day 3 of The Republican National Convention. (Cleveland, Ohio)

To Not Choose Is to Choose

I understand the Cruz supporters and Never Trumpers’ angst about Trump. He’s not a full-spectrum conservative. But remind me of all of our nominees in the past who have been?

Brett R. Smith

Political Punks

What do Clint Eastwood, Ann Coulter, Greg Gutfeld and Gavin McInnes have in common?