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Christmas Gifts for Conservatives! 30% OFF ‘TIL MIDNIGHT by American Elephant

The perfect gifts & stocking-stuffers for the Conservatives on your Christmas list!

Not just t-shirts, but Hoodies, Campaign Buttons, Stickers, Mugs, Pajama sets and much, much more! ALL ITEMS are 30% today (use promo-code “HoHo”), with plenty of time to get there by Christmas! Here are just a FEW of our many available designs:

UPDATE: All items 50% OFF until 9PM. Use code “CANE”:

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The Original, Iconic 1980 Ronald Reagan primary campaign logo. Available ONLY from American Elephants!

The Original, Iconic 1980 Ronald Reagan & Bush campaign logo. Available ONLY from American Elephants!

Andrew Breitbart's Clarion Call to Conservatives, Tired of Being Demonized and Lied About By the Democrat-Media Complex

I (heart) Big Oil



Tom Sowell: The Difference Between Liberal and Conservative by The Elephant's Child
August 1, 2013, 4:42 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Freedom, History, Politics | Tags: , ,

 



Christmas Gifts for Republicans! by American Elephant

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There is still time to order our authentic reproductions of the official, iconic 1980 Reagan campaign t-shirts, and other great designs and have them delivered by December 24th using standard shipping. Our t-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, mugs & other gear make perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for every member of the family!

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Be the Wave! by American Elephant

Don’t sit on the beach and watch the wave, BE the wave! Turn our edge into a tsunami!

VOTE! This election is all about getting out the vote. Help do it. Call up Republicans you know, or Republican-leaning independents, and say, “hey, let’s go vote together!”. Particularly if you suspect they might skip going to the polls for any reason. Call up ALL your Republican and Independent friends and ask them if they’ve voted. If they haven’t, offer to drive them to the polls. Or better yet, get in your car and go pick them up. Drag them by the hair if necessary.

Don’t wear anything that could be remotely deemed political to the polls. One woman was turned away from the polls because she was wearing a shirt that said, “Vote the Bible.” Democrat poll watchers will be on hand trying every trick in the book to keep Republicans from casting ballots.

Have your camera phone or cameras with you when you go to the polls. Record any shenanigans you may see, report them to the poll-watchers, AND to True the Vote’s National Election Integrity Hotline at 1-855-444-6100. I thoroughly expect a vast increase in Democrat voter intimidation, fraud, and electioneering tactics. Be ready to record it; you have the right. If you see something illegal or suspect, and no one present will stop it, call the police.

And vote Republican in ALL Senate races. We must take majority control of the Senate if we are to overturn Obamacare! Indeed, vote a straight Republican ticket. This is a transformational election, our country is dangerously close to that tipping point Benjamin Franklin warned us would herald the end of the Republic. We must not only take back control, we must reverse course.

And pray! Mitt Romney must win this election if we are to maintain our Constitutional Republic. God listens!

I think we are going to win tomorrow, and I think we are going to win big, but take nothing for granted. Every vote truly DOES count. So, BE THE WAVE!

Then we’ll celebrate!



Christmas Gifts for Conservatives and Republicans by American Elephant

UPDATE! Be sure to check out our new reproductions of the original, iconic official Ronald Reagan 1980 primary & general election campaign logos! The campaign that started the Reagan Revolution! Not available anywhere but American Elephants.

Time for a little shameless holiday plug!

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Sarah Palin, Woo Hoo!! by The Elephant's Child

This is exciting! Sarah Palin is a wonderful choice. Strong, feisty, capable, tough, a reformer.  And above all, she’s real.  So many Washington politicians are patted and groomed into what they believe will appeal to this group or that.  Wardrobe consultants, make up consultants, soon it is hard to discern the person beneath the packaging.

We have been trying for months to find out who Barack Obama is, and what he stands for. His disturbing acceptance speech last night gave us no clue.  Is he completely unaware of what has transpired over the past few years, or was he merely trying to feed his followers enough red meat to satisfy their bloodlust?  It was a mean speech, full of attacks on George Bush who, of course, is to blame for everything — but who is not running again.  I suppose if you have a huge stadium full of people for whom high humor is putting a Hitler moustache on President Bush, accuracy doesn’t matter much.

The more I find out about Sarah Palin, the better this choice seems.  She has not been Governor for a long time, but she has accomplished an amazing amount of important things.  I can’t wait to see her out there on the campaign trail.



CONFIRMED: Conservatives More Honest Than Liberals by Emerald City Elephant

Multiple studies confirm what we have long known to be true: conservatives are far more honest than liberals. Liberals lie more, they cheat more, they steal more, they bear false witness more.

We consider this a dog bites man story, but the results are overwhelming:

[T]here is a striking gap between the manner in which liberals and conservatives address the issue of honesty.

Consider these results:

Is it OK to cheat on your taxes?  A total of 57 percent of those who described themselves as “very liberal” said yes in response to the World Values Survey, compared with only 20 percent of those who are “very conservative.” When Pew Research asked whether it was “morally wrong” to cheat Uncle Sam, 86 percent of conservatives agreed, compared with only 68 percent of liberals.

Ponder this scenario, offered by the National Cultural Values Survey: “You lose your job. Your friend’s company is looking for someone to do temporary work. They are willing to pay the person in cash to avoid taxes and allow the person to still collect unemployment. What would you do?”

Almost half, or 49 percent, of self-described progressives would go along with the scheme, but only 21 percent of conservatives said they would.

When the World Values Survey asked a similar question, the results were largely the same: Those who were very liberal were much more likely to say it was all right to get welfare benefits you didn’t deserve.

The World Values Survey found that those on the left were also much more likely to say it is OK to buy goods that you know are stolen. Studies have also found that those on the left were more likely to say it was OK to drink a can of soda in a store without paying for it and to avoid the truth while negotiating the price of a car.

Another survey by Barna Research found that political liberals were two and a half times more likely to say that they illegally download or trade music for free on the Internet…

And that’s just the beginning. The column goes on from there with many more similar results. Read the full article here. And I think the author is correct that it is liberalism itself that causes liberals to have such a deficiency in honesty. Being told truth is relative has consequences. Being told you are entitled to things that arent yours has consequences. Bad ideas beget bad behavior.

After the ceaseless barrage of lies and false accusations from liberals for the past 7 years, it’s particularly refreshing and welcome to have objective proof of just how much more dishonest they really are.



Congratulations Michael Ramirez! by American Elephant

Michael Ramirez

Congratulations to Michael Ramirez, my long-time favorite editorial cartoonist, for winning his second Pulitzer Prize!

If you aren’t familiar with Ramirez, you should check out his work. His combination of cunning wit, impressive artistic ability and penchant for getting to the very crux of the issues with a deceptively simple metaphor really is unmatched.

Ramirez is syndicated in over 450 papers worldwide, but his cartoons can be seen regularly at both at Investors Business Daily and TownHall.



Charlton Heston, Much More Than a Great Actor by American Elephant

As you’ve probably seen or heard, Oscar-winning legend Charlton Heston died in his Beverly Hills home Saturday. He was 84.

I’m a big fan of grand epics and sci-fi, so, like many, I know and love Heston best for his work in The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur (which at 11 Oscars held the record for most Academy Awards for one film until it was recently tied by Titanic and Lord of the Rings), and The Planet of the Apes. And as a conservative I admire his passionate activism in support of gun rights and individual liberty.

But there’s a great deal I didnt know about Heston, and much I had forgotten…

  • In addition to playing Moses in The Ten Commandments, Heston also played the voice of God, and his 3 month old son played the baby Moses floating down the Nile.
  • Heston was a civil rights activist early in the 60′s, long before it became fashionable, picketing a segregated Oklahoma theater showing one of his own films, and later accompanying Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1963 march in Washington and other marches.
  • Long before he became the president of the NRA, he joined Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas and Jimmy Stewart in supporting President Johnson’s Gun Control Act of 1968.
  • Contrary to almost every article that I’ve seen that has tried to portray his conservatism and active support for gun rights as a great departure from his civil-rights activism, Heston knew there was no contradiction. Heston said of his support for conservative causes that he was promoting freedom, “in the truest sense.”
  • In addition to his long, legendary acting career which spanned more than 60 years and included more than 120 performances in Film, Television, Radio and on Broadway, Heston also wrote and directed Antony and Cleopatra,
  • He served in the Air Force in WWII as a B-52 radio operator and gunner and was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant.
  • He not only served famously as the outspoken and unapologetic president of the NRA, but also as president of the Screen Actors Guild.
  • Heston was named, “Commandor in the Arts and Letters Order” by French minister of culture in 1997, and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush in 2003.
  • His favorite performance on screen was as the aging cowboy Will Penny, in the 1968 film of the same name.
  • Heston has said one of his proudest moments was when he used his status as a stock-holder in Time Warner to march into a stockholders meeting where he read aloud the lyrics from the song Cop Killer by Ice-T and shamed the conglomerate into firing the rapper and dropping the album for which Ice T threatened to kill him. Heston’s response was reportedly, “let him try.”

Charlton Heston was much more than a legendary actor. As his family said, he was, “an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather, with an infectious sense of humor.” He was also a great American. When he died Saturday, it was with his loving wife Lydia at his side. They had been married for sixty-four years.

Rest in peace Mr. Heston. God bless and comfort your family and many loved ones.



Rest in Peace, Mr. Buckley by American Elephant
February 27, 2008, 2:00 pm
Filed under: History, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

William F. Buckley Jr.

William F. Buckley Jr. 1925-2008

William F. Buckley Jr., author, columnist, founder of National Review, towering intellect, the primary architect of modern conservatism, and a national treasure has died, at his desk, at the age of 83.

Our thoughts go to his family, friends and many loved ones.

Fellow admirers would do well to read the many excellent tributes that are rapidly accumulating at National Review, and on their blog, The Corner. Fellow conservatives would do well to pay tribute to Mr. Buckley by redoubling their efforts to advancing our shared ideals.

I think he would expect no less.



Conservative Marbles by American Elephant

I’ve been reading and hearing a great deal of conservatives saying they won’t vote for John McCain. Ann Coulter, James Dobson, Rick Santorum, radio hosts, their callers and many of my fellow bloggers have expressed their intentions to collect up all their marbles and go home.

I understand the sentiment, but it’s dangerously wrong.

John McCain is not my first choice for the Republican nomination. He is not my second, third, fourth or even tenth choice for the nomination, but unfortunately, I don’t control who throws their name in the hat.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.”

Nor, in the end, do I control who makes it to the general election.

Rudy Giuliani was my man, but even now that he has left the race and endorsed McCain, I will still not be voting for John McCain in our primary next week. I’ll be filling in my little bubble for Mitt Romney… not that I think he is the ideal candidate either, I’ve criticized him heavily in the past for his appearance of pandering and seeming insincerity.

Nanny Huckabee is even worse. He has proved beyond a doubt these past couple weeks, and yesterday in particular, that he is every bit the sleazy, slimy, corrupt, mean-spirited, big-government, rat-bastard that his record, his ethics troubles, and those who have worked with and for him have said he is. There can be no doubt after yesterday’s shenanigans in West Virginia, that he has struck a deal with McCain and is staying in the race only as a spoiler to Romney.

Now some have suggested he has made a deal to become McCain’s running mate. I don’t trust the Huckster as far as I can spit, and I have never before experienced a ticket that would pain me more to vote for….

However I will vote for the Republican ticket, even if it is John McCain and the Huckster, and I strongly suggest everyone hold their noses, get a little drunk if necessary and do the same. Elections are not popularity contests we hold every four years — they have very real, very nation-changing consequences.

If Democrats win the presidency, and hold onto or increase their majorities in congress (as seems likely):

1. they WILL nationalize and destroy the healthcare industry. And can anyone point out an entitlement program that once started was ever ended? There will be no going back. Ever.
2. they WILL pull out of Iraq. If you are not aware why this would be an unmitigated disaster on all fronts, let me know, I will be happy to expound.
3. they WILL appoint anywhere from 2 to as many as 5 youthful Ruth Bader Ginsburgs to the SCOTUS and pack the appellate courts to bursting with same. They could very well shift the balance of the Supreme court back to the left for generations to come. (A Republican president, even a President McCain on the other hand could ensure the court becomes even more conservative and remains that way for the next 40 years.)
4. they WILL extend many if not all constitutional protections to terrorists.
5. they WILL shrink the military and do extraordinary damage to it, to the intelligence community, and to homeland security.
6. they WILL pass amnesty and weaken border security. They want illegal immigrants in America and they want them voting.
7. they WILL reinstate the fairness doctrine to silence dissent, but only for talk radio. There will be no fairness doctrine for the liberal media.
8. they WILL, as their top priority, pass whatever legislation they can to ensure they never, ever, ever, ever end up in the minority again. (Think: amnesty, motor voter, fairness doctrine, nationwide absentee ballots, nationwide extended voting, making it illegal to ask for voter ID, etc, etc)… does another 40 years in the minority sound appealing to anyone?
9. the WILL commit America to Kyoto and any other number of international treaties designed by our competitors to cripple our economy, and it will have just such an effect. As Bill Clinton accidentally let slip, “We have to slow down the economy.”
10. they WILL allow the Bush tax-cuts to expire, increase taxes on top of that, and drastically increase regulation driving business of all sizes out of business and overseas.
11. they WILL make energy extraordinarily more expensive both intentionally through additional gas taxes, energy company taxes and regulations, and unwittingly through all the “green” crap they want to pull from outlawing light bulbs, to Kyoto, to dangerous foreign policy.
12. the economy is in very uncertain territory. It can be turned around, but Democrats WILL devastate it.

These are not just possibilities. With a strong majority in the house, a majority in the senate and approximately 10 RINO Republicans, a large number of Republican retirements, and a greater number of Republicans up for re-election, it is very, very likely that Democrats will gain strong enough majorities to ram almost anything they want through congress. These are all at the top of their agenda.

I understand the temptations to gather up all your marbles and go home when you don’t get most of what you want. John McCain is a media suck-up and compromises conservative principles far too much. I can think of very few Republicans I would support less than Nanny Huckabee.

But if the only choice I am given is to see all 12 of those things come to fruition, or only half of them, then I know what I must do. Vote and yes, even campaign for the lesser of two evils.

In 230 years, there has been only one Ronald Reagan. There have been very few “great” presidents. Some conservatives are behaving as though they are entitled to one every 4 years.

Democrats have been extremely successful in pushing this nation further and further into socialism because when they cannot make large gains, they are content to make incremental gains. They stand poised to make huge gains. Imagine the damage Democrats can do to this country in just 2 years if they have strong majorities in congress and the White House. Conservatives, conversely, seem only willing to settle for the whole enchilada. They aren’t content to make gains when they can, and hold the line when they can’t. No, many on the right seem to want the whole bag of marbles, or nothing at all.

THAT needs to stop. THAT is how we will lose our country.



Still a Proud Bush Supporter! by American Elephant

First Lady Laura and President George W. Bush

…and so is the Anchoress, who takes us down memory lane in an excellent post recalling all the great good President Bush has done for conservatives, for America, and for the world. In the face of the most evil vitriol and venom the hysterical left could muster, President Bush has exemplified the very best in grace and character.

In this poisonous atmosphere — where it has become de rigueur for cowed conservatives to qualify their support of the President with caveats like, “well, I don’t agree with everything Bush has done” (Of course you don’t you ninnies!) — there are some on the right who would greatly benefit from (and should be somewhat shamed by) this reminder of what a great man with the courage of his convictions looks like.

The left is hopeless. They are hysterical, ignorant, and naive. They loathed President Reagan much the same way, and look how stupid history has proved them to be. I have no doubt that history will record President Bush as near-great, and the Anchoress recalls many of the reasons why.

Read the entire post.




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