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Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump and the Tweet of Frustration

August 8, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Fox News, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump and the Tweet of Frustration

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Friday afternoon at 4:43 PM I Tweeted what to me was just a *funny* Tweet about Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump and the first 2016 GOP debates. But nearly 24 hours later it is still getting tweets, re-tweets, messages, shares, and favorites and it doesn’t seem to be slowing at all. Despite that I thought it was just a throw away Tweet, it has revealed a deep cynicism about the media (including Fox News) and a frustration with the Republican Party that has proven to be a major problem that I think will doom any Republican candidate in 2016.

So, on Friday evening I threw out this Tweet about Megyn Kelly’s slap at Donald Trump in the debates on Thursday…

Now, let me get my own intentions explained. To me, I just thought this was an amusing statement of irony. I often post funny quips or photo memes just to get a rise out of people and to see what sort of impact I can make. To me this was just a funny juxtaposition. While Megyn was attacking Trump for being sexist, here she was objectifying herself in these photos. It was just a quick comment on Kelly wanting to have it both ways.

I have nothing against Kelly. She seems to do well enough on her show and her ratings are very good (note I don’t much watch TV news so I have never seen a full episode of her show). It does appear from the clips I’ve seen that she is a tough interviewer. I don’t want her fired and I see no reason to have her kicked off future GOP debate programs–as many do (see this petition demanding Kelly be fired from future debates).
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Donald Trump is Jeb Bush’s Fault (Along with the REST Of the GOP Establishment)

July 13, 2015 | Filed Under Amnesty, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Donald Trump, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Immigration/Immigrants, Jobs, John Boehner, Liberals, Mexico, Mitch McConnell, Policy, President, Progressives, Rape, Regulation, Security/Safety, Senate, Sex Offenders/Rape, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Donald Trump is Jeb Bush’s Fault (Along with the REST Of the GOP Establishment)

-By Warner Todd Huston

Let’s face it, Donald Trump has tapped into a very serious concern that most Americans have and that is illegal immigration. But the fact that he’s become a rising star in this GOP primary race at this time isn’t because he’s so great. It’s because the GOP is so damn bad on the issue. For Trump’s current success, the whole thing is Jeb Bush, John Boehner, and Mitch McConnell’s fault.

First off, let’s be frank. Donald Trump is not a conservative. He is a recent supporter of single payer healthcare, has claimed in the past that he supports blanket amnesty, and has been all over the map on such important topics as guns and abortion. So, please let’s stop pretending he is a conservative. He absolutely has no such track record.

But his denunciation of Obama’s failed–in fact dangerous–immigration policy is exactly what angers and frightens GOP voters along with a fair portion of Democrats.

Likely without doing the requisite research for statistics to prove the matter, Trump innately understands that what we have going on in immigration is a dangerous and wrong headed policy, one that seems to have a twin purpose: to destroy this country and to set up a permanent Democrat majority through creating automatic Democrat voters after a presidential amnesty.

Trump has been absolutely fearless in speaking out against this dangerous policy that is turning America into a third world nation. He has taken the fight straight to Obama on numerous occasions and that is exactly what Republican voters want to see.
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Hastert Story is Proof Both the Media and Washington Are Broken

June 3, 2015 | Filed Under Banks, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Hastert Story is Proof Both the Media and Washington Are Broken

-By Warner Todd Huston

Dennis Hastert once let me eat his dinner on the rubber chicken circuit and that dinner story rates national coverage as much as his scandal story does. The fact is Hastert’s blackmail story doesn’t rate the massive coverage it’s getting in Illinois nor in the rest of the nation. But the coverage it is getting, though, is proof that both the media and Washington are broken.

When news broke last week that former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dennis Hastert was being indicted for making false statements to the FBI and for skirting financial reporting rules, the world stopped in the media and in Washington both.

Take, for instance, a headline today in The Hill that screams, “Hastert Questions Consume Capitol.” This is nearly a week after the news broke.

The Hill piece reveals a fascination with the story that beggars the imagination.
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School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

May 26, 2015 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, Public School, Republicans, School Choice, Senate, Teachers Unions, Unions, Vouchers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

-By Warner Todd Huston

The move for school choice is not only growing in Illinois in general but in Chicago in particular as politicians and parents both see the downward spiral of the public education system picking up speed.

With the costs of public education soaring but neither the rates of graduation nor proficiency growing accordingly, parents are desperate to find a way for their children to gain a better education.

The state is pumping millions upon millions into the bottomless pit of education and taxes are edging higher every year to support the spending habit. As an example, Illinois school district U46 (west of Chicago in the Elgin area) has $600 million in bond debt and this is just one of the nearly 700 school districts in Illinois.

So, as the system founders, many experiments have blossomed. We all know that charter schools have grown rapidly in the Chicago area, but there are other schools such as Leo Catholic High School in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood that are serving as perfect examples of school choice. Leo is a prime example of a private high school that is a wildly successful example of education at its finest.

The school is not fully supported financially by the city’s Catholic system but has since 1926 served students as an independent high school operating in what is now one of the city’s most depressed neighborhoods. The school started back when Auburn Gresham was a heavily Irish-Catholic part of the city but now serves an entirely African American student body. (Edit to note: The Archdiocese of Chicago does support Leo and has provided over $2M in direct, financial operating support for the school between 2009 and 2015, but doesn’t pay all the school’s expenses as it does the schools it has direct control over.)

The school has been such a success that for the last six years 100% of its students have been accepted into a college or university and 96 percent have gone on to pursue higher education.
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Number of Christians Decline ‘Unaffiliated’ Rise in New Pew Religious Survey

May 13, 2015 | Filed Under Atheism, Catholicism, Christianity, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Islam, Jews, Judaism, Liberals, President, Progressives, Religion, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Number of Christians Decline ‘Unaffiliated’ Rise in New Pew Religious Survey

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new poll on religious affiliation in the country shows that the number of Christians has declined while the number of people not affiliated with a religion is up.

Firstly, the new Pew Research Center poll does not suggest that the change in numbers automatically means that agnosticism or even atheism is up a commensurate amount, only that a larger number of respondents are no longer claiming to be part of a particular religion.

“The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing,” Pew said on Tuesday.

“While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults,” Pew continued, “it is occurring among Americans of all ages. The same trends are seen among whites, blacks and Latinos; among both college graduates and adults with only a high school education; and among women as well as men.”
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Mike Flynn Announces Run for 18th Congressional District to Replace Aaron Schock

May 1, 2015 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Elections, GOP, House of Representatives, Illinois, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Mike Flynn Announces Run for 18th Congressional District to Replace Aaron Schock

-By Warner Todd Huston

I have known Mike Flynn for several years, now, and work with him at Breitbart.com, now he has announced his run to replace the disgraced Aaron Schock in the Illinois 18th Congressional District.

According to The Hill, Flynn launched his campaign from his home town of Quincy, Illinois.

“The political party bosses in Washington and Springfield, and the special interests they represent, wanted a coronation for their hand-picked candidate,” Flynn said in a statement.

“Yet another go-along-to-get-along seat warmer who won’t challenge the status quo.”

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Obama Purposefully Set Clinton Up to Get Away With Email Crimes

March 10, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, State Department, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama Purposefully Set Clinton Up to Get Away With Email Crimes

-By Warner Todd Huston

President Obama made dead sure that Hillary Clinton would never get caught using illegal private email systems while Secretary of State by refusing to appoint an official internal inspector general for the Dept. of State during Hillary’s tenure, a new report shows.

It is the duty of the president to make sure that every government department has its own appointed Inspector General to serve as an internal watchdog over an agency. But during Hillary’s entire tenure, Obama never bothered to fill the vacant IG office for the State Department.

A new report by the Washington Examiner reveals Obama’s complicity in giving Clinton all the cover she needed to do whatever she wanted as Secretary of State by making sure there was no watchdog to keep her honest during her stint at State.
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More Troubles for Rep. Aaron Schock: Aide Resigns After ‘Racist’ Posting

February 5, 2015 | Filed Under Aaron Schock, Congress, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off on


More Troubles for Rep. Aaron Schock: Aide Resigns After ‘Racist’ Posting

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has not had a good week. First he was criticized over his office decor, and today he has had an aide resign over a “racist” posting on social media.

Schock was criticized for ethics violations after initially having his office decorated for free in a garish pseudo-Downton Abby style.

Before that controversy even died down, though, he’s found a troublesome aide that needed firing over some sort of racist remark on social media.
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Illinois’ House Reps Have More Wealth Than Average Member of Their Electorate

January 24, 2015 | Filed Under Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger, Bill Foster, Budget, Business, Chicago, Congress, Danny Davis, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Jan Schakowsky, Jobs, Liberals, Luis Gutierrez, Progressives, Randy Hultgren, Robert Dold, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illinois’ House Reps Have More Wealth Than Average Member of Their Electorate

(Here is my very first piece over at The Watchdog….)

-By Warner Todd Huston

A recent survey of the wealth of members of Congress revealed that, on average, it would take the combined wealth of 18 American households to equal the wealth of a single member of Congress. While this is an averaged statistic and individual cases vary, a review of the wealth of members of the Illinois delegation to Washington proves the rule rather than the exception.

The January report by OpenSecrets.org found that, “The median net worth of a member of Congress was $1,029,505 in 2013… compared with an average American household’s median net worth of $56,355.”

It is apropos to review what members of Congress are paid as they serve in Washington. Members of the House of Representatives are paid $174,000 a year, a salary that has been frozen in place since 2009. Speakers of the House and majority and minority leaders make a bit more than the average Congressman to befit their higher positions. Members of the House cannot collect a pension until they have served for five years, meaning they’d have to win election three times. Their pensions are never higher than 80 percent of their highest salary and is paid out at retirement age–unless they are still working somewhere in the federal government. In that case, they can’t collect a pension until they are no longer earning a federal salary.

So, what about Illinois? Well, the congressional salary itself certainly puts our representatives in a higher tax bracket than the average citizen of their state. According to information released by the U.S. Census, the median household income of the 13 million some citizens in Illinois is $56,777 annually. That is about 7 percent higher than the national average…

Read the rest at Watchdog Arena.
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Liar in Chief: Seconds After Obama Pleaded for ‘Bipartisanship’ in SOTU He Attacks GOP

January 21, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, The Law, Vote Fraud, Voter ID, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Liar in Chief: Seconds After Obama Pleaded for ‘Bipartisanship’ in SOTU He Attacks GOP

-By Warner Todd Huston

President Obama couldn’t have proved his hypocrisy better at this year’s State of the Union speech than when he called for bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle but only seconds later slammed Republicans as working to take the vote away from people and taunting them with “I won.”

About halfway through his Santa Claus of the Union speech, President Obama once again loosed his tired claim that he is interested in the ideas Republicans have. He once again lied about how he is ready to leave partisan politics behind and is ready to reach across the aisle. This year he had a new catch phrase for it saying several times that we need “a better politics,” one where both parties work together.

But only seconds after he made that call he went on to claim that Republicans are trying to take the vote away from people, and taunted the GOP that “I won” two elections.

Obama’s hypocritical call for “A better politics” was something he described as, “one where we appeal to each other’s basic decency instead of our basest fears.”
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Boehner’s Bartender Admits to Plot to Assassinate Him

January 14, 2015 | Filed Under Congress, Crime, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Boehner’s Bartender Admits to Plot to Assassinate Him

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Tuesday it was revealed that late last year Prosecutors in Ohio filed charges against Speaker of the House John Boehner’s country club bartender for a scheme to assassinate the Republican leader.

Michael Hoyt, 44, who worked at Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio, was charged after admitting that he considered poisoning the Speaker’s drinks in a loosely planned assassination plot.

Hoyt said that voices in his head told him that Boehner was “evil” and that the Speaker was responsible for last year’s Ebola outbreak. He also felt that Boehner had mistreated him during visits to the club.

The crazy plot was discovered after Hoyt himself called authorities on October 29 saying that he was “Jesus Christ” and needed to kill the Speaker.
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John Boehner Re-Elected House Speaker Despite Conservative Revolt

January 6, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Conservatives, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Liberals, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


John Boehner Re-Elected House Speaker Despite Conservative Revolt

-By Warner Todd Huston

Well, folks, it’ll be business as usual in Washington DC with the re-election of Ohio’s establishment-pushing Congressman John Boehner to the Speaker’s chair.

To defeat Boehner conservatives needed 29 votes against him. And, while he did suffer rejection by 25 of his fellows, it wasn’t enough of a rejection for him to be replaced.

This is still a bit of a rebuke of the long standing Speaker, though. If he were a strong speaker that had the full support of his caucus he would not have lost 25 votes! This is a rebuke despite that it is likely that Boehner will carry on without taking any mind to the rebuke.

Still, don’t expect the GOP to actually realize that it won in a landslide in last November’s election. Expect the GOP to throw away its advantage and to bend over backwards for Obama offering only token resistance.

Sad to say, the GOP will stay Obama’s handmaiden with the re-election of weakling John Boehner to the Speaker’s chair.

So look for full support for amnesty and Obamacare coming from the House of Representatives.
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Leave Steve Scalise Alone

January 1, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, Progressives, Race, Racism, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Leave Steve Scalise Alone

-By Warner Todd Huston

I have been watching all this hullabaloo over whether or not Representative Steve Scalise (R, LA) is a closet white supremacist because he spoke one time to a group connected to notorious KKK member David Duke. Now, I am not a Scalise fan because he isn’t as conservative as I’d like, but in the end I have come down on his side. So, leave Steve Scalise alone, will you?

Scalise, the third in line of the GOP House leadership, got himself in trouble at the end of December when it got out in the media that back in 2002 he had given a speech to a gathering of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO). [Ed to add:or did he even do so?] While the name of the group sounds innocuous, the fact is the group was connected to white supremacist and notorious Klan member David Duke.

In fact, Duke himself joked that they created the name to sound innocuous on purpose so that they could mask their supremacist notions.
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The Wide Diversity in the GOP’s 2014 Freshmen Class

December 2, 2014 | Filed Under Congress, Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Wide Diversity in the GOP’s 2014 Freshmen Class

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few days ago I noted that an American Indian got elected to the state legislature in Montana as a Republican. But the fact is, the 2014 GOP freshman field was more diverse than ever and many of those candidates won their elections. Minorities took seats as Republicans from coast to coast.

In Montana, G. Bruce Meyers, a member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe and a Republican, took a seat in the State House and took it away from the Democrats who have held that seat for decades and decades.

But Meyers isn’t alone. A recent New York Times report notes that the GOP took control of 69 of the 99 statehouse chambers (both House and Senates) this year and many of these new and returning Republicans are minorities.
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American Indian Wins Montana State Rep. Seat… As a Small Government Republican

November 30, 2014 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, Montana, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


American Indian Wins Montana State Rep. Seat… As a Small Government Republican

-By Warner Todd Huston

He didn’t think he had a chance to beat a Democrat incumbent, but G. Bruce Meyers won a seat in the Montana state legislature anyway surprising many, even himself.

Even more surprising he won his seat running as a Republican in stark contrast to the conventional wisdom that Republicans can neither win in the 32nd District, nor be an American Indian.

Meyers, who grew up on the reservation and is a member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe, ran against Democratic state Rep. Clarena Brockie of Harlem and beat her by 172 votes. Brockie is a member of the Fort Belknap Indian Community.

Brockie, who only ended up getting one term, beat long-time incumbent, Democrat Tony Belcourt who ended up being accused of embezzlement last year. Belcourt us also a native American.

Now, after years of typical, big government liberals in the 32nd seat, the voters gave a small government Republican the nod.
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Some State Democrats Abandoning Party, Switching to Republican

November 9, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Liberals, Missouri, President, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston, West Virginia | Comments Off on


Some State Democrats Abandoning Party, Switching to Republican

-By Warner Todd Huston

Thus far at least four Democrats have already jumped the sinking Democrat ship to become Republicans and in one case it gave the GOP a majority control of a state senate since the 1930s.

The first to jump parties was West Virginia State Senator Daniel Hall. The Wyoming County Senator announced the day after the midterm elections that he was switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican because, he said, most of his constituents are Republican and he felt he wasn’t serving their interests as a Democrat.

The WV senate was split 17-17 and Hall’s jump gave the WV GOP control of the state senate for the first time since the 1930s.
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Michelle Obama Out Right Lies About Illinois ‘Leading’ in Job Creation, Media Silent

November 4, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Michelle Obama, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Michelle Obama Out Right Lies About Illinois ‘Leading’ in Job Creation, Media Silent

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few days ago, First Lady Michelle Obama was in Southern Illinois and during her speech she noted that Illinois leads the nation in job creation. This is a flat out lie. Not just political spin, but based solely on statistics, a straight out lie. And where was the media? Practically silent.

Obama was in Illinois to stump for Democrat Congresswoman Cheri Bustos who we hope is beaten by Republican candidate Bobby Schilling in the Illinois 17th District.

According to the Quad City Times, Obama praised Illinois for being a job creator saying, “”And we are here to keep this state in the right direction. And this state is leading the nation in job creation.”
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New Tone: Illinois Democrat Leader Says Republicans Would Hire ISIS Terrorists

August 25, 2014 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Anti-Americanism, Bruce Rauner, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Iraq, ISIS, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Progressives, Republicans, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


New Tone: Illinois Democrat Leader Says Republicans Would Hire ISIS Terrorists

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last weekend Illinois GOP candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner took the ALS “ice bucket challenge.” When he did he urged Illinois Democrat leaders to join him in the challenge. In reply, the state’s Democrat House leader outrageously found a way to link the charitable challenge to a claim that Republicans are like the ISIS terrorists in Iraq!

Instead of picking a long-time politician, Republican voters in the Land of Lincoln chose businessman Rauner as their candidate for Governor and he has been quite a different kind of candidate. I suppose he felt that the ALS challenge was a feels good way to lighten politics up a bit in Illinois–a place where calling politics a “blood sport” is an understatement.

Well, to show that even charities aren’t beyond being used for mean spirited political jabs, the office of Democrat House Speaker Michael Madiagn responded to the ALS challenge by claiming that Rauner would like to hire ISIS terrorists for his campaign.
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We Should Not Call Them The ‘Ruling Class,’ But the ‘Immunes’

August 17, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Courts, Crime, Democracy, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Eric Holder, Ethics, Federalism, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Judges, Law, Liberals, Nanny State, Policy, President, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


We Should Not Call Them The ‘Ruling Class,’ But the ‘Immunes’

-by Warner Todd Huston

In the bad old days when Kings reigned and the various classes of royalty vied for position the only danger for the “ruling class” was the fear that another member of their class might strike a blow against them. Unlike the lower classes, the rulers of antiquity were immune from the vagaries of life and out of reach of the law. In fact, there was no law. Unfortunately, we are headed right back in that scheme of life.

But one of the societal schemes that the founders of our country set about the task of destroying was that of the divine right of kings, the idea that royalty is subject to no earthly authority.

The founders wanted to create a society that allowed for social mobility among all citizens. They wanted a meritocracy where people could get ahead from the result of their own work and abilities. Above all they wanted a stable rule of law so that such stability could fuel growth.

For nearly 200 years their model worked admirably. But thanks to the drive toward communism starting at the end of the 1800s it appears that the founders’ societal invention has been destroyed.

The question for today is this: are we are living at the end of the American way of life? Has it been destroyed so badly that it is unable to be returned with the mere election of new leaders?
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Pelosi Breaks Decorum, Chases Republican Around House Chamber

August 3, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Central America, Children, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Immigration/Immigrants, Liberals, Mexico, Nancy Pelosi, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Pelosi Breaks Decorum, Chases Republican Around House Chamber

-By Warner Todd Huston

After Congressman Tom Marino (R, PA) made the assertion that the Democrats did nothing about the immigration mess when they controlled both houses of Congress, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke House decorum by running after the Pennsylvanian to berate him for his address.

Marino appeared on the floor on Friday, August 1, to voice his support for the passage of the Republican effort to deal with this immigration crisis and noted that Democrats are full of complaining, but are culpable, at least in part, for the situation getting as bad as it has gotten.

“We don’t have law and order,” Marino said of the border crisis. “My colleagues on the other side don’t want to do anything about it.”
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Democrat Staffer Threatens Writer With Attack By IRS

August 2, 2014 | Filed Under Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Houston, Liberals, Nanny State, Progressives, Texas, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Democrat Staffer Threatens Writer With Attack By IRS

-By Warner Todd Huston

Well, one American found out that calling a Congresscritter could result in an attack on him by the IRS just because he had the gall to call and ask questions.

A writer for PJ Media called the office of Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee and instead of being treated professionally by this woman’s staffers, the writer was called names and his questions were ignored.

The writer called the Democrat’s office because on the floor of Congress she uttered an outright lie and the writer was seeking a comment on the incident.

On July 30, Jackson Lee said that Democrats “did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had the authority.”
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Dem Chair Says Obama ‘Doing His Job Less Often’ Than Any Prez Since Cleveland?

July 31, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Communism, Congress, Constitution, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Speech, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, Liberty, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Socialism, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Dem Chair Says Obama ‘Doing His Job Less Often’ Than Any Prez Since Cleveland?

-By Warner Todd Huston

Once again we see how stupid Democrat Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is with a clumsy comment filled with false implications and absurd assumptions not to mention unintentional hilarity as this fool proclaims that Obama has done his job “less often” than any president since Grover Cleveland.

In an appearance on the odious and bottom rated MSNBC, Wasserman Schultz made this messy verbal blunder which in itself is pretty amusing. But underlying her garbled, inarticulate point is a base assumption that proves the lies that Democrats promulgate of what constitutes a president’s job.

But first the video, courtesy of the NRCC:

If you don’t want to watch the video, here is what this nitwit said…
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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 | Comments Off on


Now Destroying Unions is the Same as Reforming Government

-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 | Comments Off on


Virginia Betrayal: The Republicans’ False Claim of Party Unity

-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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Illinois One of the Worst GDP Growth in Entire Midwest

June 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Michael Madigan, Nanny State, Pat Quinn, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Illinois One of the Worst GDP Growth in Entire Midwest

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois has earned its spot as the state with the worst GDP in the entire Midwest. So, once again we find that Illinois turns out to be one of the worst states in the country for nearly any and every metric that makes a successful state.

Michael Lucci of the Illinois Policy Institute pointed out in a recent blog post that Illinois ranks only above Missouri as the worst for GDP growth among the 12 Midwestern states in the survey.

“Illinois recorded the second-worst growth in gross domestic product of any state in the Midwest,” Lucci wrote, “according to this week’s release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Illinois economy grew by just 0.9 percent in 2013. Only Missouri grew slower, at a sluggish 0.8 percent.”
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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 | Comments Off on


Leftist Donna Brazile Warns The GOP Civil War is Over, The Tea Party Won

-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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To Democrats, Republicans are ‘Terrorists,’ But the Taliban is Legit

June 11, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, California, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Islamofascism, Jihad, Liberals, New York, Progressives, Taliban, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


To Democrats, Republicans are ‘Terrorists,’ But the Taliban is Legit

-By Warner Todd Huston

While Democrats always pretend to look aghast at the purported “vile rhetoric” of the right, the truth is it is the left that is filled with a constant stream of hate speech. Worse, while Democrats are positive that there is no such thing as a terrorist in Afghanistan, Iraq or the wider Middle East, they are equally certain that the only true terrorists are Republicans. And we have two democrats affirming that position this month.

Take California’s Democrat Representative Jackie Speier who just yesterday said that the Taliban surely aren’t terrorists. They are, she insisted, legitimate representatives of the Afghan government.

Naturally, this terror excuser said this on MSNBC, the least trusted news source in America. Speier told MSNBC’s Kristen Welker, that the Taliban is not really a terror outfit.

“Let me underscore the term ‘terrorists,'” Speier told MSNBC. “The Taliban is a part of the fabric of Afghanistan.”
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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 on


CA Candidate That Lobbied For Obamacare Running as… a Republican?

-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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Poll: Even People in Illinois Say Illinois Worst State to Live In

April 25, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Business, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, President, Progressives, Property Taxes, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Uncategorized, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Poll: Even People in Illinois Say Illinois Worst State to Live In

-By Warner Todd Huston

Now, usually when a state is dissed it is dissed by people from outside the state. With the usual hometown bravado, and all, denizens of a state used to stick up for their own in the face of criticism. But a new poll finds that Illinois is so bad, even people that live there say it sucks.

America is a land of polls, for sure, but this poll is a particularly telling one. The Gallup polling firm asked residents of the 50 states (or the 57 states if you are our clueless President) what they thought about their own home states. It turns out that Montanans really love their state. But Illinois and Rhode Island? Not so much.

The top five states where residents are happy to live right where they are living are Montana (77% of residents love the place), Alaska (also 77%), Utah (70%), Wyoming (69%), and Texas (68%).

Further, if you ask everyone the general question of where the best place to live is, Texas wins, followed by Alaska then Hawaii.
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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 on


Illinois Congressman Brad Schneider Refuses to Stand & Recite Pledge of Allegiance

-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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