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Up The Establishment: GOP Powerman Eric Cantor Loses Re-Election Bid to Tea Partier

June 10, 2014 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Republicans, Tea Party, Virginia, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Despite his million-dollar re-election campaign, number two establishment Republican Eric Cantor of Virginia just lost his re-election bid to one of those eeeevil “Tea Party” Republicans in a hard-fought primary race. This is a big, big, BIG loss for the establishment GOP. (John Boehner hardest hit.)

With most of the votes officially in, Brat won the 7th District primary with 56 percent to Cantors dismal 44 percent. Cantor even lost his own home district, Henrico County!

Cantor lost to Randolph-Macon College economics professor Dave Brat, a novice politician who made his outsider status his main selling point.
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Cops Murdered: ‘The Beginning of the Revolution’

June 10, 2014 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Guns, Las Vegas, Liberals, Nevada, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Saying “this is the beginning of the revolution,” a couple gunned down two Las Vegas police officers as they ate lunch last weekend. The pair killed themselves in a WalMart not long afterward. As this incident was reported, it occurred to me that I have been warning of this horrible state of affairs, and I am afraid this is not going to be a one-off incident.

As we learn more of the pair of shooters we find that they have a history of seeing government as an enemy to the people. But they aren’t alone.

In the after math as police talked to the media about the shootings, Sheriff Doug Gillespie told the media, “What precipitated this event, we do not know. My officers were simply having lunch.”

But is the sheriff right? Is this incident really such a surprise?

The shootings that ended inside a Las Vegas WalMart with a pair of murderers insisting that they were killing “law enforcement” officers as a means to start a revolution is exactly the sort of thing I have warned about many times.

Firstly, we need to realize this is not a “gun” problem. This is a government problem.
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GOP: Obama’s Impeachment Off The Table

June 9, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This may anger many conservatives–especially those who don’t necessarily call themselves “Republicans”–but the GOP establishment has essentially said that impeaching Obama is off the table. As much as I despise this president, I have to agree with the decision.

According to The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard: “Despite anger in many quarters of the nation over the president’s prisoner swap, Republicans are backing off impeachment threats because they fear it would rally President Obama’s Democratic base and kill the GOP’s chances to win the Senate, according to congressional insiders and sources.”

Sources tell Bedard that the GOP establishment think that launching any impeachment efforts now would only rally the Democrats right before the 2014 general elections.

Though I am no fan of the GOP establishment, this is sensible thinking, really.

But I would also say that there is no point launching any impeachment efforts after the election, either.
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Questions on Bergdahl POW Release: Dad a Muslim Symp? Soldier Deserted? Obama’s Actions Illegal?

June 1, 2014 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Foreign Policy, Government Corruption, Islam, Islamofascism, Koran, Liberals, Military, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

With Update: More Anti-American Tweets from Robert Bergdahl…

There are an awful lot of unanswered questions and controversies in this POW release of US soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Firstly, it seems he actually deserted the army, he didn’t just get accidentally captured. Secondly, it seems his father might be in sympathy with our Muslim enemies. Last, Obama’s action in negotiating with the terrorists for his release may have violated the law because he did it all secretly without telling Congress.

There is a story from a member of Bowe’s own unit that details his weirdo behavior, wacky ideas, and ultimate desertion. According to one of the soldiers who served with Bergdahl, he didn’t get captured after wandering off. He was in the process of deserting the Army when he got captured.

In this soldier’s telling, Bergdahl was making all sorts of strange claims–he said he once beat up drug dealers back home and that he once joined the French Foreign Legion and he did neither–and kept telling his troop mates that he was going to become a mercenary so he could shoot people.

In one part of this soldier’s story, Bergdahl sent all his belongings home just before he disappeared into Taliban country. Why would he do that unless he intended to leave?

Then the idiot ended up captured by the Taliban after he deserted to go become a “mercenary,” whatever he thought that was?
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Obama Admits Government is a Failure? VA Allows Vets to Get Private Care!

May 28, 2014 | Filed Under Air Force, Anti-Americanism, Army, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Coast Guard, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Liberals, Marines, Military, National Guard, Navy, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Transparency, Veterans, Veterans Administration, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

After several weeks of scandalous failure to provide timely healthcare to our military veterans, some dying waiting for care that would never come, the Veteran’s Administration has now decided to allow veterans to pursue more private healthcare options to improve their treatment. But isn’t government turning to the private sector in stark contrast to the theme of the age of Obama, one that holds that private business “didn’t build that” and that we need to further empower government?

On May 24, the Associated Press reported that VA chief Eric Shinseki has announced a new plan for VA hospitals and healthcare providers to work more with private doctors. Shinseki told the press that the VA is “increasing the care we acquire in the community through non-VA care.”

Shinseki makes this concession as 26 VA facilities thus far have come under investigation for forcing sick veterans to wait for months to receive medical care. Up to 40 or more veterans died waiting for care on these lists.
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New IRS Obamacare Rule Guarantees Massive Job Loss

May 27, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Jobs, Law, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For the last two years many businesses have been warning that because Obamacare will hurt them so badly they will cease offering employees healthcare and dump employees onto the Obamacare exchanges. But now the IRS has ruled that business will not be allowed to do this and this move guarantees that companies will begin a massive wave of layoffs to make up the costs.

An article in The New York Times relays the bad news to employers that no matter what they thought they were going to do, they are stuck with the massive new costs of Obamacare and they won’t be able to escape that massive tax increase by just closing out their healthcare benefits.

“Many employers,” the Times reported on May 25,”had concluded that it would be cheaper to provide each employee with a lump sum of money to buy insurance on an exchange, instead of providing coverage directly.”
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Liberal Columnist: Anti-Black Racism Used Against Bill Clinton, Too

May 12, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Race, Racism, Republicans, Senate, The Atlantic, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Proof that liberals can see racism everywhere they look, a liberal columnist has written a piece saying that Obama isn’t the only President that white racists attacked. They “racialized” Bill Clinton, too.

On May 8, one of The Atlantic’s race-centric writers, Ta-Nehisi Coates, felt the need to disagree with another writer for his publication by insisting that, just as the do Obama, white racists did, indeed, attack Clinton with their bigoted antics

Coates was responding to The Atlantic’s Peter Beinart who wrote a May 2 piece reminding readers that “not all Republican opposition to Obama is racist.”

Beinart summed up the feelings of liberals well saying that today they feel both frustrated and liberated at the same time.
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Fox News Explores the NSA’s ‘Secret War,’ Asks ‘Who is the Enemy’?

May 8, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, CIA, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, FBI, Fox News, Government, Government Corruption, Hezbollah, Homeland Security, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Journalism, Liberals, Media, NSA, Policy, President, Progressives, Security/Safety, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the US government has engaged in a secret war against… well, even those not under a rock are fuzzy on just who the government views as the enemy. That is exactly what Fox News looks to explore with its new special, “Fox News Reporting: The NSA’s Secret War – Who’s the Enemy?”

Fox News will present the one-hour special, hosted by Bret Baer, focusing on the National Security Agency (NSA). The special takes viewers inside the operational heart of the NSA’s headquarters. The program will feature interviews from those within the agency as well as the agency’s critics, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), General Keith Alexander and General Michael Hayden, among others.

The special will air on May 10 at 10 PM Eastern. Don’t miss the broadcast, but if you do it will be rebroadcast on Sunday, May 11, at 9PM Eastern.

The following guests will appear with FNC’s Bret Baer:
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
General Michael Hayden, Former Director of NSA (1999 – 2005)
General Keith Alexander, Former Director of NSA (2005 – 2014)
James Bamford, Author of “The Puzzle Palace” and “The Shadow Factory”
Matthew Aid, NSA Historian and author of “The Secret Sentry”
Bart Gellman, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Intelligence Reporter
Thomas Drake, Former Senior Executive of NSA, Whistleblower
Dennis Kucinich, Former U.S. Representative D-OH)
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Mass. Democrat Says Gov’t Should Control Media

May 1, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Bill of Rights, Censorship, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Liberty, Massachusetts, Progressives, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

That darned old media is just out of control and filled with “hate crimes,” Senator Ed Markey (D, Mass.) says. So, he thinks the best solution is that government should control everything we see and hear. What could go wrong with that, Mr. Orwell?

Markey has proposed a tax dollar-wasting “study” to find ways to force broadcast media from showing “hate crimes” to we stupid, uneducated Americans. Markey is here to save us from ourselves, you see.

As to that whole First Amendment, freedom of speech thing? Markey doesn’t see any reason why that should be a problem. Why? Well, he doesn’t really say, but just take his word for it, won’t you? He should change his name from Markey to Malarkey.

Of course, not everyone is hailing Malarkey’s idea as such a great idea. Gene Policinski, who works at the First Amendment Center, says that this is something we’d better notice. “Anytime government in any form or level looks to study our speech–even something that we might all consider detestable speech–we need to pay attention.”
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CA Candidate That Lobbied For Obamacare Running as… a Republican?

May 1, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, California, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government Corruption, Health, House of Representatives, Liberals, Lobbyists, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Politics might make strange bedfellows, but this one really takes the cake. In California Elizabeth Emken is running for the 7th District U.S. House seat in an attempt to unseat Democrat Ami Bera. But even though Emken was a lobbyist for Obamacare, she is strangely running as a Republican and using Bera’s support for Obamacare as a weapon against him.

A recent fundraising email that Emken sent out, for instance, states: “As you pay your federal taxes today, I thought you’d like to know how much more Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Ami Bera have signed you up to pay over the next 10 years. Obamacare alone will cost the federal government $1.4 trillion to expand and subsidize health insurance coverage.”

“And to add insult to injury, the IRS is in charge of enforcing it,” her email continues. It ends saying, “I don’t know about you, but I believe we are taxed enough already. We need leaders who are willing to stand up for the taxpayers and help create a tax environment that encourages growth and productivity, not a government that punishes you for success.”

This is all good stuff and the standard GOP line against Obamacare. So, why is this so odd coming from Emken?
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Under Obamacare, Healthcare Costs Soar & Obama’s $40 Million Vacation Tab

April 30, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Senate, Stimulus, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember how our liar in chief said that under his all powerful Obamacare law medical costs would go down? That apparently was the next lie of the year after his lie that we could all keep our doctors and insurance if we liked it as spending on healthcare exploded in the first Obamacare quarter and it’s now higher than ever.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis has released a new report that shows that healthcare spending grew 9.9 percent as Obamacare takes effect.

“It’s the biggest percent change in health-care spending since 1980, when health-care spending jumped 10% in the third quarter,” Business Insider reports. “Analysts said it’s primarily due to a consumption boost from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Adjusted for inflation, America is spending more on health care than ever before.”

Meanwhile the price of fixing the catastrophically failed Obamacare website has passed $121 million tax dollars.

“There doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Obamacare website expenses,” said Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R, CA), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman.
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Guns And Abortion: States Starting to Rebel Against Federal Control

April 26, 2014 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights, Communism, Concealed Carry, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Founders, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Guns, Liberals, Liberty, Marijuana, President, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Revolutionary War, Rights, Socialism, States Rights, Taxes, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

As a conservative it is easy to look at Washington and find nothing but despair. Socialism is once again on the march with autocratic Democrats and left leaning “Republicans” all seeking to raise taxes, spend more, destroy the integrity of our borders, eviscerate our military, spy on us all, and impose a one-size-fits-all education scheme. In DC, the Democrats are practically indistinguishable from the Republicans. But a bright spot is seen in those states who are rebelling over this top down control by liberalizing gun laws, restricting abortion, and otherwise beginning to look for ways to assert their long dormant powers.

When the founders created this country they imagined that they had practically eliminated the chance for tyranny by creating a governing plan that featured a segmented system. The founders expected each segment to zealously look to protect their rightful powers.

The founders thought that Senators would fight for their states, Congressmen would fight for that segment of voters who elected them, Presidents would guard their own enumerated powers, states would strenuously reject any expansion of federal powers, counties would reject state interference and cities would vigorously enforce their own authority.

There was a time when states’ rights weren’t just some false call used to protect slavery!

Unfortunately, this country lost its once proud obstinacy and everyone began to fall to a socialist-styled assumption that the federal government should control everything from Washington D.C.

It is easy to imagine that the founders would have already started shooting at and/or tar and feathering government officials by now, but the tide of this un-American control from the top is starting to show some signs of collapse. A bloodless revolution seems to be forming.
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Illinois Congressman Brad Schneider Refuses to Stand & Recite Pledge of Allegiance

April 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Chicago, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Liberals, Patriotism, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Witnesses say that at a recent anti-gun forum Democrat Congressman Brad Schneider (10th District, Illinois) strangely reused to stand up and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Democrat State Rep. Scott Drury sponsored an April 23 forum about gun violence the Deerfield Park City Hall, one of Chicago’s northern suburbs. Congressman Schneider was an invited co-host for the event.

The story was first reported by a local blogger named Louis Atsaves on his Common Sense in Illinois 10th blog.

“According to four different individuals reporting on Facebook this morning,” Atsaves wrote, “Congressman Schneider refused to stand during the pledge of allegiance.”

Atsaves put out a call to anyone who attended the event to forward any photos of video of the incident.He also heard from several others after he made his initial blog post that Schneider did refuse to participate in the Pledge.

But a commenter on Atsaves’ site says he also witnessed such an incident with Congressman Schneider.

“I was at an overflow meeting at Deerfield City Hall last night concerning Illinois Conceal Carry Law. At the beginning of the meeting, Congressman Brad Schneider was asked to open the public meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, he refused twice to do so. At this point the audience then stood up and recited The Pledge at the top of their voices, including the phrase ‘under God’,” a commenter named Charles Van Eeckhout wrote.

The Congressman refused to comment when Illinois Review asked for a comment on the claims.
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Western States Finally Standing Up to Rapacious Federal Gov’t

April 24, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Liberty, President, Progressives, Regulation, States Rights, Taxes, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Federal government is quickly becoming an enemy to the people. One more example of that is its theft of land. We recently saw an example of this in Nevada with Obama’s Bureau of Land Management attempting to destroy the livelihood of a Nevada rancher by stealing his cattle–and killing them–and sending hundreds of SWAT team-like, heavily armed para-military forces to attack him. But western states are starting to oppose these federal thieves by warning Washington to stay in Washington.

The simple truth is that the U.S. government has already stolen too much land in these United States. The feds have taken possession of land in every single state, and in some states it has taken possession of most of the state preventing citizens of those states from buying, trading, or improving those lands.


Click to enlarge map.

But some states, especially western states where the actions of the federal government have become especially egregious, are starting to put their foot down and saying “no more.”
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Clinton Papers: Bill and Hillary Feared the Internet

April 19, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Bill Clinton, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Free Speech, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Media Matters For America, Newspapers, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Clinton Library has released over 7,000 pages of documents from Bill’s presidency, likely hoping that what ever is in them will be “old news” by the time Hillary announces her bid for president. But one of the documents is very interesting and shows that Bill and Hillary really feared and hated the free flow of information on the Internet.

A report, titled “Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce,” was meant to “prove” Hillary’s claim that a “vast right wing conspiracy” was trying to destroy her and Bill. It also made to explain “the Internet influence.”

In 1998, Hillary appeared on NBC’s Today Show and said that a “vast right wing conspiracy” had been trying to destroy her husband “since the day he announced for president.”

Of course, her absurd claim became the joke of the decade and for years afterward conservatives were proud to belong to that “vast right win conspiracy.” The phrase became such a joke, though, that Clinton’s White House decided it had to “prove” the claim with a report linking that “conspiracy” all together.
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The Launch of the Black Conservatives Fund #SayItLoud Campaign

April 14, 2014 | Filed Under Campaign Finance, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Race, Racism, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Monday marked the launch of a new PAC being called The Black Conservative Fund (BCF). This new campaign is the beginning of a new effort to promote Conservative African Americans joining the fray by running for offices all across the U.S.

The BCF was proud to announce that the first two candidates it is supporting are T. W. Shannon, running for Congress from Oklahoma, and Mia Love, running a second campaign for Congress from Utah.

In its announcement, BCF says, “Black conservatives are rising and uniting with the announcement of Black Conservatives Fund as America’s largest political action committee to elect black conservative candidates at all levels of government.”

The announcement continues saying:
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Obama’s Jackbooted Thugs Withdrawing From Bundy Ranch in Nevada?

April 12, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Civil Rights, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Eric Holder, Ethics, Federalism, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, Harry Reid, Human Rights, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Nevada, President, Progressives, Property Rights, Regulation, Rights, States Rights, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It is possible that Obama’s oppressive, jackbooted thugs are withdrawing from their attack on a Nevada rancher after stealing over 500 of his cattle. Government officials are saying that the situation has become “too dangerous” for its operatives and the situation is spiraling out of the government’s control, so they are quitting their efforts to destroy an American citizen’s livelihood… at least for now.

The situation had exploded into extreme measures by Obama’s Bureau of Land Management, a bureaucracy that wanted to destroy the livelihood of 67 year-old rancher Cliven Bundy whose family have been cattle ranching in that same area of Nevada bordering with Utah since the late 1800s.

BLM has been slowly destroying the cattle industry in that area for quite some time and Bundy is the last rancher left. But Bundy refuses to acquiesce to the government’s lies and jackbooted tactics. He and his family have been there for over one hundred years and he refuses to leave.

Why is the government trying to get him to quit the land? Because the government claims that with his cattle Bundy is harming the environment for the purportedly “endangered” desert tortoise.

This is an animal so “endangered” that the U.S. government itself has been euthanizing hundreds of them because there are too many for the land to support.

But the BML is indulging the lie that this tortoise is “endangered” and using that as an excuse to send hundreds of para military agents armed to the teeth and ready to kill anyone in their way to “save” an animal of which they themselves are killing hundreds.

In fact, the double lie about this turtle is that its population has exploded while living alongside Bundy’s cows the entire time. So it is clear that the cattle aren’t bothering the turtles at all.

The real nub of this matter is that Obama and his thuggish government has indulged a bacchanalia of land theft that has made other president’s land seizures pale in comparison. Bundy’s hundred-year-old ranch is in the way of Obama’s land theft and thus he was set up for destruction.
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Democrats Stole $75K Worth of TVs During 2012 Convention

April 6, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DNC, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again we get proof that Democrats are criminals, that they think others’ property is theirs for the taking, and that they cannot be trusted with the story that they stole $75,000 worth of TVs after their national convention last year.

LG Electronics, one of the world’s biggest sellers of televisions, joined with Democrats to help supply the flat screen monitors that the Party needed throughout the convention center in Charlotte, NC in 2012.

But once the party was over and all the delegates went home, along with those delegates somehow 72 of LG’s large screen TVs also walked out the door never to be seen again.

LG is now filing a police report as the next stage in their efforts to file their insurance clam on the monumental loss.
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‘Enemies of the State': Fox News to Air Repot on Gov’t Harassment

April 4, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Cable, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government Corruption, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Regulation, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Without a doubt Obama’s government is constantly whipping up hatred for anyone who disagrees with the liberal line. So, at 10PM Eastern on Saturday, April 5, Fox is airing FOX News Reporting: Enemies of the State to expound on this anti-free speech crusade being perpetrated by people and entities ranging from President Obama, Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, to the NSA and the IRS and others on the left-wing of the American political sphere.

The one-hour special will be hosted by FNC’s Jon Scott and will focus on Americans who have found themselves in the crosshairs of their own government. During the program, Scott will be joined by FNC senior national correspondent John Roberts and co-anchor of America’s News HQ Greg Jarrett to investigate four issues where private citizens found themselves in battles against the government.
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Here is Why The GOP is Its and Our Worst Enemy

April 3, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Conservatives, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, Eric Cantor, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

There aren’t really two major parties in our political system. There are three. Sure there are Democrats–the extreme liberal, Euro-like party–and, yes, there are Republicans. But Republicans are not the conservative party. The GOP is the moderate party. The third party is made of the conservatives and even as they are forced to call themselves Republicans, they have a higher calling than mere party power plays.

Of course, the problem is that since the moderate party and the conservative party are encompassed in the same party, the constant struggle causes the “Republican” Party to lose too often.

The latest example of this struggle can be seen in last week’s incident where the moderate party “leaders” purposefully stuck their finger in the eyes of the conservative caucus with the sudden voice vote on “Doc Fix.”

The conservative faction is still furious at the maneuver meant to defeat them launched by their own supposed leaders.
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Obama’s Newest Assault on Free Speech: The So-Called ‘Free Flow of Information Act’

March 28, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Journalism, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Regulation, Rights, Senate, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama’s newest attack on free political speech protects neither journalists nor does it assure any “free flow of information.”

In addition to the IRS targeting conservative groups, individuals and their families–and now proposing rules to silence them during elections–and the new FCC plan to police the press by placing so-called “researchers” in newsrooms across the country, the Obama administration is pushing Congress to pass legislation that threatens the First Amendment rights of citizen journalists, grassroots activists, and bloggers by creating a federal government media licensing regime.

The “Free Flow of Information Act of 2013” (S. 987) would allow the federal government to determine who is and who is not a “journalist” and to grant special privileges to only the institutional and paid media.

By giving special legal protections to the journalistic-elite who meet the federal government’s definition of “legitimate” media, the bill would create the very type of government media licensing system that the Founding Fathers intended to prohibit with the First Amendment.
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Ted Cruz: Stand for Principle!

March 28, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Free Trade, GOP, Jobs, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Ted Cruz, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off


Senator Mark Kirk is NOT a Republican, Now By His Own Admission

March 24, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Communism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Durbin, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois State Government, Jim Oberweis, Liberals, Mark Kirk, Progressives, Senate, Socialism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Senator Mark Kirk (RINO, ILL) has always been a 50 percenter with the Republican Party, meaning that he only supports the party he is supposed to belong to around 50 percent of the time. But now, seemingly by his own admission, he’s become a full Democrat with his decision to fight against the GOP nominee for Senate and support the re-election of Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, the single most left-wing promulgator of lies in the U.S. Senate.

Today, Mark Kirk has just taken the penultimate step to becoming a Democrat with this decision to support Democrat Durbin over his own party’s nominee for U.S. Senate, Jim Oberweis.

Democrat Kirk, the cripple from Lake County, just said that he would rather “protect” his “relationship” with the most left-wing liar in the Senate than help a fellow Republican get elected.

“I’m going to be protecting my relationship with Dick and not launching into a partisan jihad that hurts our partnership to both pull together for Illinois,” Kirk said Monday during an event for Texas Senator John Cornyn.
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What the Heck… Karl Rove Warns Republicans to Stop Attacking Obamacare?

March 21, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Fox News, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, House of Representatives, Journalism, Karl Rove, Law, Liberals, Media Bias, Obamacare, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

By nearly every metric, Democrats are finding that Obamacare is a millstone around their necks for the upcoming 2014 midterm elections. Yet so-called Republican Karl Rove is telling the GOP to stop attacking Obamacare? What is he thinking?

Yet, even as Rove says Republicans shouldn’t Attack Obamacare, elections statistician Larry Sabato Says Obamacare is killing Democrats. What is Karl Rove thinking by telling Republicans not to attack Obamacare very hard while Larry Sabato is saying the Dems are extremely vulnerable on Obamacare?

Rove made his comments in a new Wall Street Journal piece.
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The Illinois Primary is Over, Now the Next Fight Begins

March 19, 2014 | Filed Under Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, GOP, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Liberals, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the first week of March I was in Washington DC at a party at the Breitbart embassy situated among the brownstone buildings just behind the U.S. Supreme Court building and I was talking to the National Review’s John Fund about the Illinois primaries. He asked me if Rauner was going to run away with it and I said that Dillard might surprise people and come much closer than anyone expected. Fund scoffed a bit. Turns out I was right.

State Senator Kirk Dillard did, indeed, get a surge in the last weeks of the election over taking the third and fourth place candidates by a long shot and coming within striking distance of Bruce Rauner. Dillard ended up at 38 percent to Rauner’s 40 percent of the vote.

In interviews after last night’s primary Dillard said that the reason he missed it by that much was “money, money, money.” It’s hard to dispute Senator Dillard on this as Rauner outspent all the other candidates due to the millions of his personal fortune he spent on this race.

One could fairly say that Rauner did buy this primary election. But the worrisome thing for Rauner has to be the fact that even with his millions spent he only beat Dillard by a few tiny percentage points. This is a warning note for the general election when he’ll face incumbent Democrat Governor Pat Quinn.

In any case, Rauner will have to define Pat Quinn’s negatives before Quinn defines Rauner’s.
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Libs Against Money in Politics Ignore Unions Corrupting the System

March 18, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Campaign Finance, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Law, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

As the left runs around like Chicken Littles claiming that the evil Koch brothers are “buying the country,” they ignore the fact that unions have poured many times more money into the system to buy themselves influence than the Kochs ever have or ever will. The left ignores this fact because unions spend all their money on extremely liberal causes and politicians and they don’t care if they have to break the law to do it.

Firstly let’s get the facts out in the open. A new report by Mercatus finds that the top 25 political donors for the last 25 years is littered with unions donating to left-wing causes. In fact, the number two and number four biggest donors are public employee unions.

As an aside, it is also instructive to note that number one political donor is the hardcore left-wing group ActBlue and not by just a little. ActBlue has donated nearly 100 million dollars to leftists and they have only been around since 2004. By comparison the next closest big donor is the government union the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) which comes in at about the 60 million mark.

Anyway, Mercatus found that of the top 25 donors, 14 of them are left-wing unions. The chart also proves that nearly 60 percent of all donations were made by unions and that’s about $552 million donated since 1989–all gone to the left.
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[VIDEOS] Obamacare Promises (i.e. Lies), Then vs. Now

March 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Health, House of Representatives, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

And this:

This video is public. A Montage of Obama’s “If You Like Your Plan Keep It” Lies

Now today Obama admits, why, gosh, maybe you CAN’T keep your doctor. Imagine that.
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The Democrats and Senator Reid area Koch Whores

March 14, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Harry Reid, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Senator Harry Reid is indulging an absurd habit these days. He’s become a Koch head, a Koch addict, a Koch whore. He just can’t get enough of libertarian campaign donors Charles and David Koch and Reid’s lost his tiny little mind over them blaming them for everything that he thinks is wrong with the country. Naturally, Reid is a liar.

Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries have donated hundreds of millions to center right candidates and causes over the last 30 years, something, Reid says, means they are “buying” politics in the country.

Before we even talk further about the Koch brothers, we should note that left-winger George Soros has spent far, far more of his personal fortune to push American politics leftward than the Kochs have spent pushing it rightward. And where is Reid to complain that extremist, left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is spending hundreds of millions of his money to push the myth of global warming down our throats? Where is Reid to complain of the billions that MoveOn.org has s\pent on politics? Worse, where is Reid to whine that unions are buying politics–and unions have spent trillions more over the last 50 years than either Soros OR the Kochs. Of course, the lying hypocrite Senator from Nevada doesn’t care about Soros, the unions, or your Steyers because they all spend their billions on Democrats and their Euroesque causes.
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Some Photos From CPAC 2014

March 8, 2014 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Policy, President, Progressives, Republicans, RNC, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The reason the blog has been so sparsely populated this last week is because I have been in Washington DC since March 2 taking meetings and then attending the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Well, I say “attending” but I mean skipping much of it n favor of going to panels held outside the event, meetings in small rooms held by individuals and groups not participating at CPAC.

Oh, and I attended quite a few parties, too, of course.

There was Representative Louie Gohmert’s Party where he celebrated the launch of his new Political Action Committee, ?GOH Conservative PAC There I met Rush Limbaugh’s Bo Snerdley–yes he really exists.


Meet James Golden, aka Bo Snerdley


I also ran into Maryland Congressional candidate Dan Bongino once again. THIS is a great candidate, folks.

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Principled Conservative vs Platform Republican? What’s the Difference?

March 1, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Federalism, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Liberals, Liberty, PCism, President, Progressives, Republicans, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

Principled Conservative vs Platform Republican? What’s the Difference?
-By Warner Todd Huston

In a recent op ed at the Illinois Review Terri Koyne, the Republican Chairman for Macoupin County, tried to explain the difference between a conservative and a “platform Republican.” I sort of understood her point but found the piece to be a bit muddled not to mention historically limited.

Like many of the center right side of the political aisle, Koyne is struggling with reconciling a vote for today’s Republican Party and sticking with true conservative principles. The problem is, voting Republican is not always voting for conservative ideas.

“When someone used to say they were a conservative,” Koyne said “it meant the whole package–socially and fiscally.”

I understand what she is trying to get at, but this isn’t exactly true. After all in the 30s, 40s, and 50s a “conservative” had precisely nothing at all to do with “social issues.”
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