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Defiant: New Hampshire GOP Establishment Gov. Candidate Calls Tea Partiers ‘Teabaggers’

July 10, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Financial Reform, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Nanny State, New Hampshire, Progressives, Republicans, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

New Hampshire GOP establishment has foisted Walt Havenstein on the state as the Republican candidate for Governor. But, typical of these establishment types, it seems that they have more contempt for people on their own side than they do for the real enemy; the Democrats. Havenstein, for instance, calls you Tea Partiers the disgusting name “teabaggers.” Not only that but he refuses to apologize for his slander.

Havenstein was recorded on video calling members of the Tea Party “teabaggers” at talk he gave a few years ago at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Now, one might note that this speech was a few years ago, sure. Maybe Havenstein has changed his mind, maybe he was just trying to be “funny,” maybe he really doesn’t hate conservatives?
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This Attack on Me Reveals the Dark Hate in the Hearts of All Liberals

July 9, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Communism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Nanny State, PCism, Progressives, Republicans, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | No Comments

Here is my favorite attack on me ever, one that reveals the inhumanity and dark hatred in the hearts of all liberals. The comment below appeared in the comments section of a liberal website called The Raw Story.

The Raw Story posting was talking about one of my articles and this comment appeared in the comments section:

“Huston, with his noxious views and ugly personality, can make even so utterly offensive a person as Elliot Rodger, seem human…◔_◔”

Now, you may recall that Elliot Rodgers, the son of a good Hollywood liberal who is in the movie business, was the scumbag liberal punk and who murdered six people in California because he was upset that when he went to college he wasn’t able to have sex every night.

So, remembering who Elliot Rodgers is, to these liberals me being a conservative who might not be the fun guy at a party is WORSE than a guy who committed mass murder. They hate conservatives and others with whom they disagree on politics SO much that they deem them to be worse than mass murderers.

This is why liberals are evil. ALL OF THEM.
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Now Destroying Unions is the Same as Reforming Government

July 8, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Speech, Free Trade, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Labor Law, Liberals, Nanny State, Pensions, President, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Teachers Unions, The Law, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Years ago folks that stood against unions always had that one obstacle of “private” concerns in the way of urging people away from unionism. But today, with most unions being tied directly to government, now fighting unions is an act of beneficial government reform.

Once upon a time, the biggest hurdle for those arguing against unionism was the simple truth–and it was a truth–that unions and businesses were private concerns and if the two entities agreed to co-exist, who was an anti-union activist to say anything against the arrangement?

This is a simple, logical question that always made anti-union activists look like meddling outsiders. And the truth is, no matter how right they were that unionism is a bad idea for everyone, they were meddlers!

But today we have a far different situation for those who stand against unions. Since 1959 when unions were first allowed to organize government workers unions have slowly encroached into nearly every aspect of government causing spending to soar, bloating pensions beyond belief, and destroying the efficiency of government.
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Virginia Betrayal: The Republicans’ False Claim of Party Unity

June 27, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Conservatives, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Republicans, Virginia, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Yesterday I noted that it is time for conservatives to start planning the demise of the Republican Party and today, in Virginia, we get one more example of why this is a necessary action. We see it in what the GOP establishment did to Dave Brat, the man who beat Eric Cantor in this month’s primary, and it is a perfect example of how the GOP’s claim that party unity is important is simply a flat out lie.

Remember how this always works: When a conservative challenger loses a primary to an establishment Republican the GOP bigwigs run around urging the voters who voted against their establishment candidate to vote for their hack in the general. They say that conservatives must support their hack because of “party unity.”

These party hacks say that after a primary we must now patch up our differences and stand as one to defeat the Democrats and that our ideas will be incorporated with theirs in governance. We have to be one big happy family, they say.
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With Thad Cochran it’s Time to Think Long Term About Destroying the GOP

June 26, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Mississippi, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

The tea party movement is often accused of not thinking long term. In many cases this is probably a true accusation because most tea partiers think an election is a goal in and of itself. But with the underhanded, anti-conservative, un-American tactics of the GOP establishment that gave Thad Cochran a primary win in Mississippi, it is obviously time for the tea party to start planning the destruction of the GOP establishment.

Thad Cochran and his patrons allied with former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour did not run an honorable campaign. In the waning days of their campaign it was their strategy to lie about conservatives, throw the race card and scare vulnerable black voters with tales that the KKK would swoop down upon them if Cochran’s tea party opponent won the primary, dole out cash to voters for their vote, and tell them Cochran would increase free food stamps for them if they crossed over and voted in the GOP primary.

In short Haley Barbour and the senile Cochran perpetrated every low down, Democrat-styled trick to destroy a true conservative candidate just so they could remain in power. These so-called Republicans purposefully disenfranchised tens of thousands of Republican voters.
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Media Malpractice on ‘New’ (Actually Old) Scott Walker Charges

June 20, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Conservatives, Constitution, Courts, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Journalism, Judges, Law, Liberals, Liberty, Media, Media Bias, News, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Scott Walker, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

When most of you woke up today you saw media coverage all across the country breathlessly “reporting” that Republican Governor Scott Walker was facing “new” charges that he engaged in a “criminal scheme” to illegally coordinate with outside groups during his 2011/2012 recall election. But the fact is, the allegations were all dismissed and this isn’t anything “new” at all.

The “news” that occurred on Thursday is that groups suing the state for its unfair and illicit investigation asked a judge to release documents pertaining to the invalidated “John doe” investigation. So, the “charges” that were reported as if they were new on Thursday night and all day Friday are not “new” charges at all. They are just old charges being made public for the first time.

As I wrote at Breitbart:

The initial series of far-reaching investigations were declared at an end on March 2 of last year. It resulted in no charges being filed against the governor.

Despite the purported end of the investigation, though, prosecutors continued their attacks on Walker and his associates until by May of 2014 U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa issued an injunction calling into question the legitimacy of the whole operation.

The information released Thursday came at the behest of the conservative groups suing officials for using the prosecutor’s office to launch a political campaign against them in violation of their rights to free speech.

So, as you see, these documents were released at the request of people who support Gov. Walker so that they can show the public how the state violated the law.
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Wanted: A Father for Fathers Day (Happy Fathers Day 2014)

June 15, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Children, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Family, Government, Liberals, Nanny State, PCism, Progressives, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

Dear America, a father is needed.

He should be strong of will, stout of heart, and serious in demeanor. He must love without being effusive. And above all he must lead by example. He must have a soft spot for his daughters and tough hand with his sons. He must love his wife and family more than his own comforts because he understands that the duties he accepted are more important than momentary amusements.

We want a man that will growl when their sons step out of line, the kind of fellows young boys don’t want to cross not necessarily out of fear, but because they are loath to disappoint the old man. Give us a man who will happily show his gun collection to his daughter’s first boy friend. Let us have the man who those boyfriends can’t imagine calling anything other than “sir.”

Unfortunately, he is exactly the sort of man that liberals have targeted for elimination. Liberals hate words like maturity, protectiveness, patriarchy, and manliness.
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In Memorial: Illinois’ Conservative Giant Jack Roeser

June 13, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Education, Elections, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Jobs, Public School, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

I have been made aware that the great Jack Roeser passed away last night. This is a great loss to conservatism in Illinois, but Jack was in his 90s and in delicate health, so it isn’t a surprise, sadly.

Mr. Roeser was very generous with the fortune he built from the ground up as owner of Otto Engineering, a high tech firm located in Carpentersville, Illinois.

Roser was a hard charging conservative and often made folks both left and right mad at him for his choices of causes and candidates, but he was also unapologetic and fearless. In this day and age when people are always mewling and apologizing for their actions, you have to admire a real adult like Roeser making his choices and sticking with them regardless of the “consequences.”
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Leftist Donna Brazile Warns The GOP Civil War is Over, The Tea Party Won

June 13, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, CNN, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, Media, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | No Comments

-by Warner Todd Huston

Old Clinton hack Donna Brazile has a message for her readers: the GOP civil war is over and the Tea Party won. While Brazile is usually fully expected to be typically and wholly wrong in her left-wing proclamations and while asking a liberal what is going on with conservatives is usually a waste of time, like the stopped clock, Brazile got this one more or less right.

Brazile piece written her piece for CNN notes that the whole of Washington was surprised by GOP strongman Eric Cantor’s primary loss and is shocked that he will not be returning to Congress even as he thought he was headed to a big primary win and looking forward to more and more power if not the Speaker’s chair itself.

After chronicling Cantor’s loss Brazile also touched on the run off that establishment Republican Thad Cochran has been reduced to in Mississippi and pointed out that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell only won his own primary in Kentucky by edging closer to Tea Party principles during his campaign.
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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 | No Comments

-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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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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Fed. Judge Puts Halt to Abuse of Justice in Wisc. ‘John Doe’ Raids

May 7, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Conservatives, Constitution, Courts, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Judges, Liberals, Liberty, Police State, Regulation, Scott Walker, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

For the last three years a Democrat affiliated Milwaukee County District Attorney has been engaged in a political jihad of sorts, using “secret subpoenas” and illegally invading homes and offices of a wide range of conservatives and Republicans in an “investigation” into collusion between activist groups and Wis. Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election campaign. At last, a federal judge has ordered that the illicit probe be halted on First Amendment grounds.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, two of his assistant DAs, and Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz, launched a politically motivated investigation into whether or not Eric O’Keefe and his group the Wisconsin Club for Growth–a conservative activist group–illegally coordinated with Gov. Walker and other Republicans during the 2011 and 2012 recall election campaigns. The case was titled the “John Doe” investigation because all the accusations were made anonymously, many of the subpoenas were hidden behind a “secrecy rule”–meaning those accused could not even see them–and many of the proceedings were hidden from the public in secret court proceedings.

Also, as the wide-ranging search warrants were served, many of the accused were held and denied access to their lawyers. The raids were para-military styled, implemented in pre-dawn hours, and swept up not only business records, but personal records along with those of family members.

At last, a federal judge has ruled that this whole Democrat jihad amounts to a witch-hunt that is in violation of the rule of law. Worse, that it is drenched in violations of the rights of the accused not the least of which is their First Amendment rights.
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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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The Anti-Intellectualism, Ignorance, and Intolerance at Our American Universities

April 22, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Children, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Public School, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Since the 1960s the American University as an institution has ceased to be geared for education. It has, instead, become an institution geared to the indoctrination of an anti-American leftism that is wholly anti-intellectual. This is something that a member of the American Enterprise Institute recently saw first hand, but he isn’t the only one.

Murray, a libertarian political scientist, author, columnist, and a fellow at AEI, had for months been scheduled to speak at Azusa Pacific University about his new book, The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead, but only a day before his scheduled appearance, the university sudden revoked his invitation.

Azusa President Jon Wallace sent Murray, who may be best known as the co-author of the controversial book The Bell Curve, an email with one of the most absurd and convoluted excuses to cancel a speaker imaginable.
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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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‘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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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


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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Chicago Sun-Times’ Carol Marin Indulges Her Inner Bigot

March 16, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Conservatives, Dan Proft, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Family, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Looks like long-time Chicago investigative reporter Carol Marin really laid her hate for everyone right of center bare with her lie-filled attack on WLS radio personality and political operative Dan Proft last week.

Marin, a reporter with quite a reputation for factual columns, lambasted a mail ad that Proft’s political action group sent out that featured a “homophobic” slam on House member Ron Sandack.

Only there was a problem with Marin’s attack on Proft. The ad she was criticizing wasn’t sent by his PAC. It was sent by Illinois Family Action.

Marin slammed Proft as a gay basher, called him a homophobe, and attacked him in several ways interpreting all his mailers are anti-gay.

She proved to be one of those haters of conservatives and Republicans that reads “hate” into everything people right of center do. She proved to be shrill, blind to reality, and more interested in promulgating her own brand of hate than in the truth.
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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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The Left’s Most Hated Koch Brothers Are Only 59th In Highest Political Donations

February 27, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Harry Reid, Liberals, Progressives, SEIU, Senate, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Only days ago the most hatefilled, partisan member of the Senate, Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid, again cried that the evil Koch brothers are destroying the country with their political donations. But it turns out that the Kochs are 59th on the big donor list. Worse, liberals take up almost all of the top 10 donors.

There has been gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes among extreme lefties over the big money donations made to conservative and libertarian causes by David and Charles Koch. They helped create the political activist group Americans For Prosperity and have funded many, many such groups across the nation. This center right activism, of course, makes them a target of the haters on the left and push them into top spot as the left’s most hated boogy men.

But a recent look at the nations deep pocket donors shows that the brothers are way, way down the list of big donors and that lefties fill most of those top slots.
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Some Sparks At WLS GOP Governor Debate

February 11, 2014 | Filed Under Bill Brady, Bruce Rauner, Budget, Conservatives, Dan Rutherford, Elections, GOP, Government, Government, Ill. County, Kirk Dillard, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston


The debate stage.

Tonight, February 10, WLS AM 89 talk radio, hosted a debate of what was supposed to be all four candidates vying for the GOP nomination for governor. Unfortunately, only three decided to accept the invitation to join the debate. Candidate Rauner decided not to speak to the six or seven hundred locals nor the WLS radio audience.


Snub: Bruce Rauner’s empty poduum.

In attendance were State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, and State Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard. Not in attendance< was businessman Bruce Rauner. WLS talk show host Dan Proft moderated.

I have to say, most of what what was said by the candidates was run of the mill stuff they've all said 100 times before--and for some over several losing campaigns for the same office. But a few sparks did fly, one over a new issue and another over an old.


Rutherford and Brady sharing a laugh before the debate.

Firstly, though the biggest disappointment of the night was that all three candidates denounced Illinois being a right to work state and all dismissed the idea that the union should be limited in the Land of Lincoln. But since most are taking big donations from the union, I guess that shouldn’t be a surprise.

But the fact is, every Republican should be an opponent of government employee unions.
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‘The View’s’ Goldberg Upset Over Conservative Fill-In Hosts

February 6, 2014 | Filed Under ABC, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Liberals, Media, Progressives, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This week ABC’s morning gabfest The View has been featuring conservative women as fill-in hosts but liberal Whoopi Goldberg was not happy at all about the inclusion of the conservatives dismissing it as a mere sweeps week stunt.

On Monday, Dana Loesch sat on the panel and on Tuesday HotAir’s Mary Katharine Ham co-hosted but before the week began Goldberg was disgusted enough to Tweet that the whole thing was a stunt. She also warned that no one should get mad at her because she doesn’t schedule guests.

On February 2, lefty actress Elizabeth Perkins Tweeted to Goldberg that she was unhappy with the coming inclusion of conservative women.

“I’m very surprised by The View booking Dana Loesch,” Perkins Tweeted. “There is no compromise with her, no solution other than more guns. Sad.”

Goldberg Tweeted a reply agreeing with Perkins and then dismissed the idea of having conservative women on the show as just a ratings stunt.

“Yeah.. Me too,” Goldberg Tweeted. “but it’s sweeps apparently.. & they are going for ratings I’m sure.”

It should be noted that Goldberg Tweeted her disgust with having voices other than liberal ones on her show before the week began. As the week began, though, Goldberg seemed to get a bit tired of all the liberal complaints about the decision to have the two conservative women on the show.

By Tuesday, Goldberg Tweeted, “Hey you don’t like a guest on @theviewtv tell them NOT me cos I don’t book the show. HOWEVER it is called the View & u don’t have 2agree.”
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Conservative Businessman Backs Dr. Julie Cosimo For Ill. 50th District

February 5, 2014 | Filed Under Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Dr. Julie Cosimo, one of the three candidates vying for the Illinois State House from the 50th District and it seems has found a big supporter in businessman Richard Uihlein.

According to state campaign finance reporting, Uline donated $5,300, the maximum amount that can be given by an individual.

Businessman Richard Uihlein was reported as one of the biggest tea party supporters in Illinois.
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The Best Primer for Phil Robertson’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ Controversy

January 20, 2014 | Filed Under Bible, Cable, Christianity, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Religion, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

If you are like many folks, you’ll have missed the beginning of the controversy over comments about homosexuality made by Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson and you’ll have heard about it only after everyone started talking about it. So, you may have missed the meat of the matter by listening only to the commentators yammering about what Phil said. But if you want the whole story in one well written piece, check out David J. Theroux’s “Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy” because it’ll give you the whole story from the beginning.

In a two part posting, Theroux, founder and president and CEO of The Independent Institute, did a fantastic job relaying what Robertson said and the reaction it fostered.

In part one Theroux details Robertson’s December interview in GQ magazine where he paraphrased a Bible-based list of sins one of which is the act of homosexuality. Then the author goes on to review the initial reaction to those comments.
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Bruce Rauner Not So Against ‘Career Politicians’ as He Seems?

January 19, 2014 | Filed Under Campaign Finance, Congress, Conservatives, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government, Ill. County, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Doug Ibendhal over at RepublicanNewsWatch.com has a very interesting observation about Illinois GOP outsider Bruce Rauner’s claim that he stands against “career politicians.” Rauner is actually supporting one of the biggest career politicians in the country quite despite his posturing against that class of public servant.

Of course, we know that Rauner has spared no expense out of his large personal fortune to launch TV and radio ads saying that he is fighting both the profligate Democrats and the slothful career politicians that have enabled them on the GOP side. We’ve heard his ads all over the state, to be sure.

In fact, that’s about all anyone knows of the GOP race for governor thus far, Rauner is against career politicians and he’ll somehow magically institute term limits. The good people of Illinois have been inundated with Rauner’s ads to the point where he’s practically sucked all the oxygen out of the room for the other three Republican candidates.

There have been a few dents in Rauner’s domination over the last few weeks with his flip flop on cutting, then not cutting the minimum wage and his supposed pay-to-play donations to his daughter’s exclusive school so that she would get accepted as a student there.
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Tolerant Hollywood Fires Actress Who Supported Conservative Candidate

January 19, 2014 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, California, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entertainment, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Hollywood, Liberals, Movies, Progressives, Republicans, Rights, Theater, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember, liberals–especially effusive Hollywood folk–are smarter, more loving, more grown up that you knuckle dragging conservatives, and they care more about people, too. And if you don’t agree… they’ll fire you with prejudice. Because: tolerance. That is what happened to one actress in Hollywood that dared support a conservative candidate.

Longtime denizen of Hollywood, actress Maria Conchita Alonso, was fired from an acting job in California because she dared to appear in an ad for Republican candidate for governor Tim Donnelly.

Donnelly, a current California assemblyman, is now running for governor to replace the extremely left-wing Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, the octogenarian liberal who is driving some of the final nails into California’s coffin.
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