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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ken Blackwell
Marriage, abortion and religious liberty are the top cultural topics to be addressed at this weekend's Values Voter Summit.
Believers on both sides of the food stamp debate quote Bible passages to substantiate their positions.
The Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage this week exposed growing fissures among Republicans, with some social conservatives issuing a call to arms in defense of traditional marriage and others warning it is time for the party to soften its rhetoric on the politically charged issue.
Evangelical organizers from as far away as California have been quietly mining Ohio pastors and their pews for evangelical voters, hoping to tip the election Mitt Romney's way, just as they did for President George W. Bush in 2004.
Despite a hair-raising week, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich now bills himself as "the last conservative standing," touting a crowded agenda that defies gleeful coverage claiming that he's out of money and low on voter favorability.
A small tax-exempt political group with ties to wealthy liberals like billionaire financier George Soros has quietly helped elect 11 reform-minded progressive Democrats as secretaries of state to oversee the election process in battleground states and keep Republican "political operatives from deciding who can vote and how those votes are counted."
The essence of conservativism is fidelity to the reality principle. Not for us, we pride ourselves, the utopian vaporings of the left. In times of stress, however, the temptation for conservatives is to reach for bromides to palliate their sufferings. Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski, who display sound political instincts, nevertheless illustrate the dangers of conservative bromides.
THE BLUEPRINT: OBAMA'S PLAN TO SUBVERT THE CONSTITUTION AND BUILD AN IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY
"If he is positioning himself to be the next speaker of the House when that becomes a possibility, that would explain some of his moves because I don't think Paul or Cruz have any ambition to be the next majority or minority leader in the Senate," Mr. Blackwell said. "That would set in my mind the basis for them to have two different approaches."
"These guys are making the environment much more competitive," he said, likening it to "a sort of free-market competition for the heart and soul of the party and of the conservative movement."