Friday, August 30, 2013

Child Soldiers: Our Syrian Allies

The photo above is from which reports:
The photo, taken by Sebastiano Tomada, shows Ahmed, the eight-year-old son of a Syrian rebel fighter, smoking and standing guard with an AK-47 outside a barricade in Aleppo.
That's the face of our Syrian "allies" and every Chicago third grader is now wondering when he gets an assault rifle and pack of smokes courtesy of the American tax payer. I mean, if it's good enough for our "friends" surely we wouldn't want American children to go without.

It's troubling that our "allies" employ child soldiers. Didn't then Senator Barack Obama co-sponsor legislation in 2008, later signed into law, to prohibit America from sending money and material to countries using child soldiers? Yes, yes he did. It passed the House and Senate unanimously. There were a lot of abstentions, but no one in either House of Congress voted against it.

As president, Obama has repeatedly waived that law. Apparently, he opposed the use of child soldiers before he supported it which may explain why John Kerry got the top job at Foggy Bottom.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Video: Ben Yount on Citizen Journalism at #SGS13

Ben Yount of the Franklin Center talks about citizen journalism and the tools of the at Smart Girl Summit 2013.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Video: James O'Keefe on his book, Breakthrough, at #SGS13

James O'Keefe, of Project Veritas, talks about his book book, Breakthrough, at Smart Girl Summit 2013. O'Keefe explains how he began his journalistic career in college by satirizing political correctness. He also talks about his efforts to expose voter fraud.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Video: Women Fighting Back Discussion at #SGS13

Tami Nantz led a panel discussion with Stacy Mott of Smart Girl Politics, Hadley Heath of the Independent Women's Forum, and Colleen Holcomb of Eagle Forum at Smart Girl Summit 2013. The panel discussed the failures of the GOP in the 2012 election cycle to address the concerns of women and what Republicans can do in the future.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Video: Engagement Panel at #SGS13

Kira Davis chairs a panel discussion with Adrienne Ross and Britteny Morrett at Smart Girl Summit 2013 about conservative outreach to minorities. The panel discusses whether reaching out to minority voters is pandering or just good marketing.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Video: Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann's (R-IN) opening speech at #SGS13

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann (R-IN) kicked off Smart Girl Summit 2013. Ellsperman spoke of her journey to the post of Lt. Gov. and how important it is for conservative women to run for office.

Video: Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots addresses #SGS13

Jenny Beth Martin explained the founding of Tea Party Patriots to the crowd at Smart Girl Summit 2013. After that history, she spoke about how the IRS targeted Tea Party Patriots and other conservative groups and the need to reform the IRS to prevent this kind of abuse in the future.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Video: Karen Handel's Keynote Speech at #SGS13

Karen Handel was one of the keynote speakers at Smart Girl Summit 2013. Handel, a Republican candidate for US Senate in Georgia, talked about her role in the Komen for the Cure - Planned Parenthood controversy as well as the need for conservative women to transform American politics.

Video: Katie Pavlich Keynote Speech at #SGS13

Katie Pavlich was one of the keynote speakers at Smart Girl Summit 2013. Pavlich, a Townhall Editor, Fox News Contributor, and NYT Best Selling Author, talked about her experience attending a NOW conference and how to advance conservative issues in the media.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Video: Dan Bongino Explains the GOP's Marketing Problem

Dan Bongino rocked the crowd at Smart Girl Summit 2013. Bongino, a former secret service agent and candidate for US Senate in Maryland, explained that the conservative message resonates with voters, but Republicans have failed to market it effectively.