Conservatives

The interview that turned a Gay man conservative

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It took one interview with Breitbart?s provocative Milo Yiannopoulos to convince a gay liberal journalist that he was playing on the wrong team.

It wasn’t just the interview that convinced him it was also the intense backlash against him personally and the magazine ” Out “for doing their job. It happens here in New Zealand too. The left-wing puddle keeps shrinking as it adds more and more restrictions on who is allowed to belong. Willie Jackson has been rejected because he is not allowed to have a different view on Partnership schools and because they will not accept his apology for the roast busters comments.

The Left-wing and the Liberal’s in America are hurting their cause by demanding that everyone share the exact same view on everything. To reject and attack a reporter for simply interviewing someone whose views they disagree with is simply nuts. Milo Yiannopoulos himself was targeted because he wrote about the Alt-right in an attempt to explain their views. As a reporter, he was doing his job but instead he was smeared as Alt-right himself just because he wrote about them. Now Chadwick Moore has been demonised by Liberals for interviewing a Gay man that they have labelled as a racist, bigoted monster.

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The Main Stream Media’s attempt to rebrand conservatives as alt-right

“Alt right” has been the smear of choice, a label put on conservatives and?libertarians by a MSM determined to brand them?as racist, sexist, homophobic and Islamophobic radicals. ?So who has been branded alt-right that isn’t and what is the alt-right really?

This is a victory for every American who has been wrongly smeared as racist, sexist or homophobic by the scolds and nannies of the progressive left,” Yiannopoulos said after Donald Trump prevailed on election day.

…”It is the perfect climax to an unstoppable new populist, nationalist revolution sweeping the west. It is mirable dictu, the moment ‘social justice’ died. I couldn’t be more thrilled,” he said

Trouble is, no one seems to know exactly who is and who is not alt-right. Even Yiannopoulos, the media-proclaimed protagonist of alt-righteousness,?isn?t actually a member of the club, he tells THR.

?In dozens of interviews I?ve said the opposite. I?m just the only journalist to give them a fair hearing,? says Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News, which has also been tagged with the ?alt-right? label by the mainstream media.

“The left is trying to make it a new swear word,” he says. “They?ve seen this lively, powerful, exciting, funny brand of conservatism and their response is to do what they always do ? call them names.?

Alt-right or not, those merely associated with the movement are riding a lucrative media wave. Breitbart?s website, for example, shattered traffic records last month, with 37 million unique visitors.

…As for Yiannopoulos, his star has risen to the point where he?s a sought-after guest on radio and television. Plus, his Dangerous Faggot Tour, where he lectures conservatives on college campuses, is routinely sold out and he?s filming his appearances for a documentary movie.

What’s the alt-right? Well, thousands of words have been written about it in the past few months, usually in the form of lengthy feature articles from left-leaning publications. Rolling Stone magazine says the movement is populated by fans of Trump looking to ?reshape American politics by organizing anonymous racists on Twitter,? while Slate calls it ?Euro-style white nationalism? whose standard bearer is Trump.

Those definitions work, though only if you speak to the few prominent people who actually acknowledge being on the alt-right, like Richard Spencer, founder of alternative-right.blogspot.com, and Jared Taylor, founder of American Renaissance, a magazine published by New Century Foundation, a self-described ?race-realist, white advocacy organization.?

But the vast majority of conservatives who suddenly find themselves labeled ?alt-right? don?t fit that mold at all.

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Twitter purged conservatives and its user rank dropped from 3 to 9

Undoubtedly Twitter is Goliath and Gab?is David, but Twitter’s 14-month purge of conservative voices ?has had a negative financial effect. ?It is going to take a long time before the trickle of conservatives from Twitter to Gab becomes a flood but in the meantime Twitter despite its size is ?still not profitable.

After plunging to an all-time-low in June, Twitter?s rise to $19 per share on rumors of a buy-out picked up credibility this week when its co-founder said the wilting social network company must ponder options, such as a buy-out.

…Williams was asked on Bloomberg TV whether Twitter was a takeover target.

At first Williams tried to avoid the topic, but then went on to acknowledge that the company must ponder alternatives, which would include a merger or acquisition.

…Breitbart News reported in June 2015 that the termination of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo,?who won high praise for not knuckling under to Leftists? social networking ?thought police,? would be a disaster, especially with the company on the verge of profitability.

But then?Obama campaign cash bundler?Chris Sacca led a Board of Directors coup?d??tat to fire Costolo, who ?proudly worked on President Barack Obama?s campaign as a Telecommunications, Media, and Technology advisor, a speaking surrogate, a field office volunteer, and as Co-Chair of Finance and a Trustee of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.?

Twitter began a purge of conservatives that muzzled?free speech. Despite enjoying?a lift from Republican Donald Trump, who has been using the social media platform as his political firehouse, Twitter monthly average user growth died. Over the last 14 months Twitter?s?social media user rank dropped from number three to number nine.

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Conservatives continue to tout dodgy polling

At the last election Colin Craig claimed victory in Rodney off the back of his dodgy polling which was busted on this blog.

Mark Mitchell spanked him of course.

The man behind those dodgy polls was also a candidate for the Conservatives, Roger Larkins. He worked for Research First at the time.

Now the Conservatives are touting new polls, this time for Upper Harbour, where they are suggesting that Christine Rankin would do well against Paula Bennett.

Polling had indicated Rankin would do well in the proposed electorate that would wrap around the north and west of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour.

Rankin, who until now has said she did not want to enter national politics, told the Star-Times she was “seriously considering” the request and would make up her mind after Christmas.

But Craig said Rankin’s candidacy was a “no-brainer” and he was confident she would run.

“It’s going to be a fascinating contest between two very strong, determined women,” Craig said. “The word that comes to mind is catfight.”? Read more »

Ever wondered why conservatives are called “the right” and liberals “the “left”?

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It’s Biblical:

Ecclesiastes ?10:2 : “The heart ?of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the ?left”

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Matthew ?25:33 : ?He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on ?his left?

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Young Conservatives apply here

via the tipline.

I highlighted that the Conservatives have been working hard to have a presence on the campus of each major university. ?While the Obama-like poster of Colin Craig was a laugh I am now beginning to wonder whether Colin’s advisers are just setting him up.

Here is a photo of the Young Conservatives stand. ?A bit like Colin, the stand looks harmless enough.

However, it all becomes a little more interesting when we zoom in on that little white sign.

Hmmm… what is this ‘personality test’ for? If it is a test is there a pass mark? ?Are they looking for people with a low enough IQ to believe that Colin is an excellent frontman? I wonder if commenters can come up with the real reason to have a personality test as part of joining up to the Conservatives.

More Tories backing the gays

It seems it isn’t just New Zealand’s brand of tories that are supporting marriage equality, the?Canadians are also following suit.

A mere seven years ago, the Tories were famously the opponents of same sex marriage. Now, the Harper Conservatives freely push gay rights abroad and even host an annual gathering of gay Tories. While they remain the favourite punching bag for Canadian LGBT activists, have the Harper Tories become unlikely warriors for gay rights?

?I can no longer shock people in the conservative movement when I tell them I?m gay ? but I can shock gay people when I tell them I?m Conservative,? said Fred Litwin, and former vice-president of the Ottawa Centre Conservatives.

In June, Mr. Litwin was one of the organizers of the Fabulous Blue Tent Party, a gathering of approximately 800 gay Conservatives at Ottawa?s Westin Hotel that went until 3 a.m.

The same weekend, however, Tories at the party?s annual convention also passed a resolution supporting religious organizations who refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

More likely is that the traditionally conservative parties around the world are more ‘broad church’ than their left wing opponents.

 

Colin Craig’s Heartland Tour

So it looks like the marriage equality bill will have its first reading next week but where is Colin Craig?

Aside from responding to satirical columns, it seems that he is following in Shearer’s footsteps by taking his own tour of the Heartland.

Conservative Party founding leader Colin Craig is in no doubt New Zealanders are sitting on a time bomb. ?He mentioned that at least five times when he spoke to the audience of about 50 who turned up last night to hear him speak at Central School in New Plymouth.

The time bombs came at regular intervals. Mr Craig started with a 30-minute oration on the state of the nation, followed by a 40- minute question-and-answer session.

“I’m very straightforward and honest and I believe we’re sitting on a time bomb,”

The thing that interests me is that Craig didn’t talk about any of his usual headline grabbing ‘timebombs’.

Although many of the headlines generated by Mr Craig in recent times have concerned his hard- line Christian stance on several issues, including his refusal to accept same-sex marriage, his opposition to gay adoption, his rejection of euthanasia and assisted suicides and his branding of young New Zealand men and women as the most promiscuous in the world, none got a mention last night.

I wonder if Colin has moved on. ?May be he has given up realising that Louisa’s marriage equality bill has enough support to get through its first reading? ?Someone should really track him down to find out just what he’s up to. ?Surely all that puffery wasn’t just for some headlines to increase his name recognition before his heartland tour?

About Coalition government

From the Telegraph about the Coalition government in the UK. National is going to face these same issues come the end of 2013.

We were having breakfast because I wanted to ask him what lessons could be learnt from past experience that would help me understand the Conservative/Lib Dem administration, which had been formed just a few days before. First of all, said Mr Oaten, coalitions are always disastrous for the smaller party. It gets swallowed up, blamed for the failures and only rarely credited with the successes, and then not nearly enough.

In some cases, as with the hapless Progressive Democrats, who never recovered from their alliance with Fianna F?il and were dissolved in the wake of the 2007 Irish general election, the smaller party vanishes from history. But always it suffers heavy losses.

So I asked Mr Oaten whether there was any way to avoid this disaster. He shook his head sorrowfully. The best that could be hoped, he replied, was to mitigate the scale of the setback. ?It is impossible,? he said, in a remark that Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, might do well to ponder, ?to walk out of a ministerial car and into an election campaign. There must be a clear and decisive rupture between the coalition parties well before a general election, otherwise the smaller party will always be obliterated.?

And when should such a breach occur? Once again, Mr Oaten produced a precise and thought-provoking answer. ?A danger moment comes approximately two years after the general election. That is when the coalition agreement tends to run out. At this point the parties often try to create a fresh coalition agreement. But such attempts normally fail.?

Just under two years have passed since our conversation, and nothing since suggests that Mr Oaten?s analysis was wrong. There has indeed been an attempt to create a new agreement to renew the Government two years in, and it has ? as predicted ? failed. Lib Dem support has slumped, just as Mr Oaten said it would: the party will be lucky to win more than a dozen seats next time.

Meanwhile, the original dynamism and sense of purpose has gone. It is important to remember that the Lib Dems and the Tories remain united on certain issues, above all the need to tackle the deficit. But on numerous others ? Europe, tax, health, trade policy, family policy, constitutional reform ? the two parties are polarised.

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