Tag: Republican Party

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Opinion

The Heart of the Black Conservative (Yes, we have one)

Within the Republican Party, there is what I call this mystery of the Black conservative. Let me explain. Over the years, I have had this conversation with people from the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Ollie North, Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour, etc. They would argue that there was this growing trend of “conservatism” within the Black community. I told them all categorically that this was bull.

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National

Young GOP leaders see need for substantive changes

In this photo taken June 18, 2011, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Republicans hoping to reach beyond the party’s White, aging core must do more than retool campaign strategy and tactics, say young GOP leaders pressing elected officials to offer concrete policies to counter Democratic initiatives. “It’s very easy to just say no, and there are times where it’s appropriate to say no,” said Jason Weingartner of New York, the newly elected chairman of the Young Republican National Federation. “But there are times where you need to lead and present ideas on the issues of the day.”

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National

Ventura County man arrested over anti-Romney neon yard sign

Steven Showers was recently convicted by a jury of eight misdemeanor code violations for refusing to remove a large flashing anti-Mitt Romney sign in front of his Newbury Park yard. Showers looks at the neon sign that he said is about ten feet high in Newbury Park, Calif., June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Ventura County Star, Joseph A. Garcia) VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Ventura County man who refuses to shut off an illegal, flashing-neon anti-Mitt Romney sign in his front yard has been arrested. The Ventura County Star reports (http://bit.ly/11XErlY ) 59-year-old Steven Showers of Newbury Park was taken into custody after a hearing Monday.