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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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Ill. GOP Congressmen React to Obama’s SOTU Speech

January 29, 2014 | Filed Under Adam Kinzinger, Americans For Prosperity, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, House of Representatives, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Obamacare, Peter Roskam, President, Progressives, Randy Hultgren, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Several Illinois Republican Congressmen released statements after President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night. Congressmen Roskam, Hultgren, and Kinzinger reacted to the speech, and so did the President of the Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity.

First of all, Obama straight out lied several times in his speech last night. His biggest lie was the claim that he once again trotted out saying women only make 77 cents to a man’s dollar in the job market. This is simply a lie, one the left trots out repeatedly despite it being wholly false.

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[VIDEO] How The Democrats are Lying About Huckabee’s ‘Women’s Libido’ Comment

January 24, 2014 | Filed Under Abortion, Anti-Americanism, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mike Huckabee, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Mike Huckabee did not say a single thing that was outrageous during his remarks to an RNC winter meeting on January 23. But that won’t stop the Old Media complex from lying about his comments and desperately trying to spin his comments as some sort of attack on women. It was, in fact, just the opposite.

Left-wing spin artists that pretend to be journalists, like CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash, immediately launched into an attack on Huckabee as if he was disparaging women or attacking their rights–because, you know, Republicans hate women, and all.

Bash most especially immediately lied about Huckabee’s comments, mischaracterizing them so badly that one would think she didn’t actually hear the comments and is only regurgitating the lies spread by extremists that she picked up on the Internet.

It’s bad enough that “reporter” Bash followed the left-wing attack machine’s lie-filled narrative but it’s worse because she was actually in the audience and heard Huckabee first hand.

This so-called reporter jumped to her Twitter account and wrote the following: “At Rnc meeting @MikeHuckabee just said fed govt shouldn’t help women w who can’t control their libido w birth control.”
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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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The South Rose Again While The North Napped

January 17, 2014 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Free Trade, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Republicans, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Northern elites love to look down their noses and sneer at southerners whom they consider loutish hayseeds who are just plain stupid. But as many in the north have dismissed the south, our states south of Mason and Dixon’s line has risen again right under the north’s very nose. Now, the best quality of life is in the south.

Recently Joel Kotkin noted that much of the economic power in the United States today is located in the old Confederacy where taxes are low, weather is pleasant, and jobs are plentiful. Meanwhile, the north is struggling under mounting debt, job loss, and rising taxes and a dwindling populace to tax.

In his article, “How The South Will Rise To Power Again,” Kotkin points out that current trends show that, “the South will expand its dominance as the nation’s most populous region. In the 1950s, the South, the Northeast and the Midwest each had about the same number of people. Today the region is almost as populous as the Northeast and the Midwest combined.”
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Virginia Senator Wants to Make Oral Sex Between Teens a Felony

January 12, 2014 | Filed Under Children, Constitution, Crime, Ethics, GOP, Government, Morals/Sex, Republicans, Rights, Sex Offenders/Rape, Virginia, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A Virginia State legislator is continuing to work on plans to pass a law to make oral sex between teenagers a felony.

Conservative state Senator Thomas Garrett has submitted a law that calls oral sex among teens a “crime against nature.”

Garrett’s law would make it illegal to have carnal knowledge of “any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth” who is of a certain age. The bill stipulates that his bill would not pertain to adults.
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Proft Says No Connection Between PAC and Anti-Rauner Group as Rauner Takes Hits for Flip Flop

January 11, 2014 | Filed Under Bill Brady, Chicago, Conservatives, Dan Rutherford, Ethics, GOP, Government, Illinois State Government, Kirk Dillard, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The good folks at Illinois Review recently reported that a large donation to Liberty Principles PAC–a group helmed by WLS talk show host Dan Proft–caused rumors to circulate that claimed that the $1.5 million donation was in response recent anti-Rauner ads being funded by a pro-union group and headed up by a one of GOP Congressman Arron Schock’s associates. Tonight, Proft is responding to the rumors.

Proft told IR that the donation by Dick Uihlein is earmarked only for state legislative races, not federal races, not the Governor’s office or other top spots. So, the donation is not intended to help get Rauner elected through efforts by Proft’s PAC.

As Proft told IR: “The investment represents Mr. Uihlein’s ongoing commitment to the economic liberty policy agenda and to Illinois state legislative candidates who share that commitment. Mr. Uihlein’s financial commitment is shared by a growing number of Liberty Principles PAC donors who understand the need for new political leadership in Springfield in order for Illinois to attract and retain businesses and grow jobs.”
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Gov. Chris Christie a Bridge Too Far: ‘I Knew Nothing’

January 10, 2014 | Filed Under Chris Christie, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, New Jersey, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is in a bit of a pickle this month over a scandal that Democrats claim he created. But conservatives are none too interested in coming to Christie’s support any time soon and he’ll have to address this all on his own. Has Chris Christie come to the end of his status as Republican hero?

Christie is under the gun for decisions by his close staffers to initiate a “traffic study” that snarled traffic on the George Washington Bridge in September of last year. Democrats say that Christie’s folks did this to inconvenience Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, a Democrat and Christie detractor.

Some might easily agree with the Democrats’ claim about the punitive nature of the traffic study, too, with a series of snarky emails from Christie’s people that made light of the discomfort of all the citizens that were inconvenienced on the road.
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Obamacare Disaster Continues: Sen. Rand Paul’s Son Ends Up on Medicaid

January 7, 2014 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Medicaid, Obamacare, Policy, President, Progressives, Rand Paul, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The disaster that is Obamacare rolls ever onward. This time we have U.S. Senator Rand Paul who has been trying to get his own family signed up for Obamacare only to find that the state of Kentucky automatically assigned Paul’s own son to Medicaid even though the Senator was trying to arrange for an insurance policy he intends to pay for himself.

Senator Paul is no indigent character, here, and he has plenty of money to pay for healthcare insurance for his family. But as he attempted to sign up for insurance through his state-based Obamacare exchange, the state automatically signed his son up for Medicaid, the health service that is supposed to be reserved for the poor.

As Paul notes in the video clip above, the state of Kentucky is supposed to have one of the best services in the nation–a low bar, there–but if the state is shunting people who can pay for their insurance into Medicaid, that is another failure of the system that should not be happening.
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MSNBC Ridicules Mitt Romney for Having a Black Grandson

December 31, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Cable, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Family, GOP, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Progressives, Race, Racism, Republicans, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Remember, leftists such as those on cable “news” network MSNBC, are more loving and tolerant than you jerky conservatives. So, that is why the talking heads on MSNBC thought it would be fun to ridicule Mitt Romney for having an adopted grandson who is black. Because: tolerance.

On Sunday, December 29, extremist, hate-filled liberal Melissa Harris-Perry tok a few minutes with her panel of ignoramuses to talk about the most recent family photo of Mitt and Ann Romney and all their grandchildren.

There on Mitt’s knee, Harris-Perry informed us, was a little black child and she and her panel exploded in an amazing round of thinly veiled hatred over the adoption.

“Everybody loves a baby picture,” Harris-Perry belched out, “and this was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this year. This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.”
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VIDEO: A New Kirk Dillard Slam Making the Rounds

December 20, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Campaign Finance, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Kirk Dillard, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Thus far about the only GOP gubernatorial hopeful in the news has been Bruce Rauner (brucerauner.com). With his many promises to rewrite the whole Illinois Constitution to fix what ails us and his deep pockets he was early out of the chute. But this week a video slamming Kirk Dillard has also popped up showing that the race is just starting to warm up.

Of course Rauner, with all his millions of dollars, has hit the ground early with TV ads most of which slam current governor, Democrat Pat Quinn. Rauner is acting as if he is already the nominee, ignoring his competitors and going straight at Quinn and other lifer politicians.

Whatever you think of all Rauner’s many and varied promises, pretending he is the only one in the race is probably a good strategy. In any case, as things stand now, he is sucking up all the oxygen in the race.

But, wait. Today came a snide attack on Kirk Dillard (www.dillardtracy.com).

Obviously someone thinks he is a threat.

A video titled”Kirk Dillard Presents a Holiday Tribute to Jim Edgar,” came out that treats Dillard as s childish, star struck fan–and maybe a stooge–of former Governor and one-time Dillard boss Jim Edgar.

The video is chock full of images of Dillard gazing admiringly at Governor Edgar and is amusingly played to the rock tune I Touch Myself, by the 1990s Australian band the Divinyls.

The video was posted on a Youtube account under the name “Michael Martin” and ends with a message saying that the video was “brought to you by Kirk Dillard and your friends at MSI.”

For those of you who may have forgotten (as I had at first), MSI stands for Management Services of Illinois. The reference refers to a scandal from August of 2000 that linked aides of Edgar and then Senate President James “Pate” Philip to MSI, a company that was accused of bilking the state out of some $12 million dollars.
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Whole Foods CEO: Obamacare Will Create a Permanent Part-Time Workforce

December 20, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Fox News, Free Trade, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Jobs, Liberals, Obamacare, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The CEO of Whole Foods, well known for standing against Obamacare, recently pointed out that the President’s government take over of our healthcare system will create a permanent part-time work force filled with positions that will never be able to advance to full time work. Because of that, Obamacare is hardly a very American ideal as it puts a government-enforce, concrete ceiling on top of workers who hope to better themselves.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey appeared on Fox News with Stuart Varney on December 18 to discuss the negative impact that Obamacare is having on the nation’s economy and its workforce.

After 35 years in business, Mackey knows how badly Obamacare will hurt the country. “It’s raising our costs,” Mackey said. “We’ll have to cover things that are expensive that we may not want to cover, our team members may not want to have covered,” he pointed out.
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VIDEO: MSNBC Racist Gets Her Nonsense Slammed Right Back in Her Face

December 20, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, GOP, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, MSNBC, President, Progressives, Race, Racism, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston


Republican consultant Ron Christie and Leftist goon Angela Rye.

MSNBC had another one of those now prosaic racebaiting panels on its second rate show hosted by blatant racist Melissa Harris-Perry where panelists sit around claiming everyone but they are racists. But this time another panelist slammed it right back in their face.

Angela Rye, the former Executive Director and General Counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus, amusingly insisted that the GOP is “racist.” Now, let’s remember what the Black Congressional Caucus is. It is a race-based (meaning racist) organization that famously refused to allow a white man to join. And this ignorant whelp has the gall to say that other people are racists?

Anyway, on the show this liar claimed that all Republicans are racists, that all tea partiers are racists, and also spouted the lie that white tea partiers spat upon Representative John Lewis in 2010 as he and several Democrats were walking into Congress.

After these lies, another panelist, Republican strategist Ron Christie–also an African American–rightfully blasted this lying racist for her calumnies.
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SUSPENDED: Gay Group Attacks Duck Dynasty Star, But Ignored Hate-Filled Alec Baldwin

December 19, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Bible, Cable, Christianity, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Free Speech, Freedom, Gay Marriage, Gays, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Liberty, Media Bias, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Republicans, Rights, Society/Culture, TV, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Gay groups don’t care about gay slurs. They care about liberalism. So, when a liberal utters a gay slur it is brushed off as unimportant. But if a conservative seems to say something bad about gays, why, it is the end of the world. That is the case here with the recent condemnation that the gay group GLAAD doled out to Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

The gay group GLAAD came out to excoriate Phil Robertson of A&E’s reality TV hit Duck Dynasty for his comments about gays in a hostile interview in the upcoming issue of GQ magazine.

As soon as the interview became public knowledge, GLAAD ran to Entertainment Weekly which posted the complaint in a piece with the lie-filled title, “‘Duck Dynasty’ star makes anti-gay comments; GLAAD slams.”

In the interview Robertson laid out the typical, Christian, Bible-based ideas about homosexuality and in fact just paraphrased Corinthians in his comments that homosexuality is wrong but that he still loves gays as human beings.

Before we get to GLAAD’s complaint, here is what Robertson said in the GQ interview:
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Colorado Sheriffs Refusing to Enforce Un-Constitutional Gun Grabbing Laws

December 17, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Colorado, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Liberals, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

A Colorado sheriff has announced that he and his deputies will not enforce the state’s strict and un-Constitutional new gun laws.

Weld County Sheriff John Cooke held a press conference at which he said that the new laws are too vague and nearly impossible to enforce without law enforcement acting in an being entirely arbitrary manner.

At the press conference, for instance, Sheriff Cooke held up two 30-round rifle ammunition magazines and said that one was bought before the magazines were banned by the new laws and the other bought afterward. Then he asked the audience how a policeman is supposed to be able to tell the difference between a legal pre-ban magazine and an “illegal” post-ban magazine.

Sheriff Cooke, though, isn’t the only Colorado County Sheriff that is refusing to comply with the state’s absurd new gun-banning laws.
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Sportscaster Stephen A. Smith: It ‘Makes Absolutely NO Sense’ Why Conservatives are Attacked by Blacks

December 17, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government Corruption, Journalism, Liberals, Media, MSNBC, President, Progressives, Race, Racism, Republicans, Sports, Voter ID, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

ESPN sportscaster Stephen A. Smith doesn’t understand why the African American community is so dead set against the Republican Party and conservatives. He finds it absurd that blacks don’t even give the GOP a fair hearing.

The conversation arose as Smith, who says he is a registered independent, was asked to respond to former Cleveland Browns player Jim Brown’s comments that Lakers player Kobe Bryant couldn’t understand the American black community because Bryant spent a large portion of his youth living in Italy.

Smith called Brown’s comments “inappropriate” and went on to say:
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If Congress Tells You It Will Save $$ ‘Over Ten Years’ They Are Lying

December 16, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Paul Ryan, President, Progressives, Republicans, Sequester, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Over the last few decades, Congressmen have fallen into this scheme of telling us all that their budget deals will “save money over a ten-year period.” Don’t fall for this. It is an outright lie.

No, I am not being hyperbolic, here. The claim that any budget deal will save any money at all over five or ten-year time spans is simply an outright lie and every congressman knows it. When you hear a Congressman, Republican or Democrat, tell you this, they simply aren’t telling the truth.

In fact, it isn’t really even built into the system for one Congress to pass a budget that holds ten future Congresses to its strictures. This is why the Constitution insists that a new budget be passed every year. One Congress can only budget for itself, not any future Congresses.

We have a perfect example of this with the very budget in the news today, the Ryan/Murray budget.

In 2011 Congress agreed to a budget scheme that contained discretionary spending limits. As Sean Davis recently reported, these limits were agreed to by over 70 percent of House Republicans and signed into law by President Obama.

But, wait. Now Ryan/Murray comes along and dispenses with all those limits and hikes spending without any mind at all to the “law” enacted in 2011.

How did this happen? Because any congressional budget agreement made in 2011 has no permanent restrictions on a Congress in 20123.
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GOP House Speaker John Boehner Has Proclaimed Himself an Enemy to the Tea Party

December 14, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, John Boehner, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner, the nominal Republican from Ohio, threw down the gauntlet and announced that he is working to defeat anything conservatives and tea party groups want to get done in Washington and the group Tea Party Patriots is ready to accept that challenge.

Leading the establishment charge to continue the growth of big government and defeat conservatism, Boehner attacked those looking to lower taxes, to shrink the size of government, and to defeat the liberal left. The group Tea Party Patriots slammed Boenher saying he “declared war on the Tea Party” with his “smug and pretentious rant.”

Boeher absurdly said that it is the conservative groups and tea partiers working to promulgate conservative principles who are lying to the people and “using using our members and … the American people for their own goals.”
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Sarah Palin for Senate? ‘Read My Lipstick: No New Taxes’

December 14, 2013 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Conservatives, Constitution, GOP, Government Corruption, Republicans, Sarah Palin, Senate, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Sarah Palin is quite unhappy with Rep, Paul Ryan’s “white flag” budget and reminds the Republican Party that they should be running on the slogan “read my lipstick: no new taxes!”

In a piece posted at Breitbart, Palin excoriates Ryan for his terrible budget bill and points out that no Republican wins office by raising taxes.

“No one can argue with the fact that Paul Ryan’s compromise budget bill raises taxes and increases spending. Show me one Republican who got elected on that platform,” Palin writes.

“We sent these politicians to Congress in an historic landslide election in 2010 with a mandate to stop the runaway spending train bankrupting our nation, not to wave to it from the station or – heaven forbid – increase its speed. And yet, here we are still pretending that there are no real world consequences to running up near trillion dollar deficits year after year with no end in sight.”
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Georgia’s Establishment Republicans Want to Waste Millions on This, Local Tea Partiers in Strong Opposition

December 10, 2013 | Filed Under Atlanta, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Conservatives, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Georgia, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Jobs, Liberals, Progressives, Republicans, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston


Local Tea Partiers Oppose This Giant, Secret Waste of Tax Dollars.

The GOP establishment in Cobb County, Georgia wants to spend upwards to $600 million in local tax dollars to help the Atlanta Braves move north of downtown Atlanta. They say it will bring new development and increased economic activity to the area. Tea Partiers, however, say this is a waste of tax dollars and it isn’t the government’s job to join in capitalist projects.

The establishment GOP says their argument is simple. As detailed by the AP, Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee and his supporters say that “almost $400 million in county bonds and immediate infrastructure improvements, with debt payments approaching $600 million over 30 years–will generate enough economic activity and, thus, tax revenue to justify the spending.”

Lee imagines that this huge outlay of tax money is a “home run” for his county. Local tea party leaders thoroughly disagree.

This is all “appalling hypocrisy” and “arrogance” on behalf of the county operatives, says Atlanta Tea Party Leader Debbie Dooley.
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A Spate of Pro and Anti William Kelly News Making the Rounds

December 10, 2013 | Filed Under Campaign Finance, Chicago, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Illinois, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apparently political gadflay William J. Kelly has become the subject of political intrigue this month with a wave of pro and anti Kelly info making its way to my email inbox. I have no clue why Kelly is suddenly a hot topic, but it is what it is.

OK, get ready to get into the weeds on all this as this entry is going to be a long one…

Let’s start out with the pro Kelly stuff.

So, I was sent an email with some info about donations to one of Kelly’s many campaigns and after that I began getting other emails apparently trying to brush aside any concerns over those donations.

Someone apparently on the pro-Kelly side was making sure I was sent an email with a link to a 2012 piece on a site with the odd name of the “Internet Troll Safety Center.”

That blog entry was a bit quixotic. On one hand it says that political operative Doug Ibendahl was “paid by Otto Engineer’s Jack Roeser to smear William Kelly, Kelly’s fiancé Laura Kelly, and Kelly’s deceased father, William F. Kelly.”
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Former Secret Service Agent Says Age of Obama is More Dangerous Than Ever

December 7, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Budget, Business, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Jobs, Liberals, NSA, President, Progressives, Republicans, Security/Safety, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Dan Bongino is a former Secret Service Agent form Maryland who has a warning for the country: we are in more danger now than ever thanks to the failed Obama administration.

Bongino is running for Congress in Maryland’s 6th District (Dan Bongino’s campaign website) and appeared on Glenn Beck’s TV show on December 5 to talk about his race and the state of the country when he warned that the nation is going down the wrong path.

One of Mr. Bongino’s guiding principals is to base all his ideas for governing on whether or not those ideas are constitutional in the first place. That is the sort of novel thinking we need in Congress, don’t you think?


Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino.

But Bongino is sour on the growing police state in which we live and is ready to pare back the powers of the department of Homeland Security, the CIA and the NSA–or at least apply constitutional limits to their powers.
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NJ GOP Governor Christie: Obamacare ‘A Train Wreck ANybody Could’ve Seen Coming’

November 30, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Chris Christie, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Ethics, Federalism, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Jobs, Liberals, New Jersey, Obamacare, Policy, President, Progressives, Regulation, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie slammed Obamacare as a “train wreck” in comments made at a Jersey radio station on November 25.

Christie appeared on New Jersey’s 101.5 FM for his November “Ask the Governor” segment. That’s when he slammed Obamacare and the President but good.

Christie was asked why he didn’t join in on the state side and create a state exchange for Obamacare in New Jersey.

“This is just an awful law that made no sense and that’s why I didn’t get into a state exchange. And no, I have absolutely no regrets. In fact, I’m really glad that the train wreck’s not mine, it’s his,” the Governor said of Obama’s signature healthcare law.
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Supreme Court Will Hear Obamacare Forced Contraception/Anti-Religious Liberty Case

November 27, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Christianity, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Health, Insurance, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Religion, Republicans, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

In a momentous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review the Constitutionality of provisions in Obamacare that force religious institutions and companies owned by religious owners to fund contraception in their employee healthcare policies.


The Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

One of the cases against Obamacare was brought by the arts and crafts supply company Hobby lobby which is owned by the religious Green family. Their religious principals, the Greens say, forbid them from engaging in abortion or contraception but Obamacare forces them to pay for such things in their employee healthcare plans whether they want to or not.

This mandated coverage, the argument goes, is unconstitutional because it forces religious business owners and religions institutions to pay for things that go against their religious principals.

To explain his decision Hobby Lobby’s CEO wrote,
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INFO GRAPHIC: None of Our Historic Assassins Have Been Conservatives or Tea Party Types…

November 25, 2013 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Civil War, Conservatives, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, History, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

So, tell me, again, how conservatives or tea party type folks are the “dangerous” one?

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Obama, You’re No Abe Lincoln

November 24, 2013 | Filed Under Abraham Lincoln, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Congress, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Government Corruption, Liberals, President, Progressives, Republicans | Comments Off

Chuck Busch

This month, our country is remembering two famous Americans, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his short (about 3 minutes) but inspiring speech at the dedication of the soldier’s cemetery in Gettysburg. November 22 marks the date when an assassin’s bullet ended the life of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas exactly 50 years ago. Our current president has often sought to align or identify himself with either president at one time or another hoping that by association, some of their popularity might transfer to him. President Obama has characteristically had a way of inserting himself into every subject of historical note as the government’s historical website can attest to. The account of American’s remarkable achievements have been recently updated to reflect the current administration’s “contributions” to this country’s progress.

Though there have been many occasions where Obama has put on the Kennedy mantle, his keen interest appears to be the Lincoln one. In fact, he used the Lincoln bible for swearing in his oath of office at his two inaugurations. Here’s indisputable proof that greatness cannot be acquired by osmosis. He might have as well sworn in on a Marvel comic book because since he entered office he has deliberately and flagrantly circumvented the sacred oath to protect and preserve the Constitution.

A brief comparison of the two men and their respective visions for America however reveals how implausible it would be to interpose one for the other. This was glaringly apparent recently when Obama declined an invitation to speak at the Gettysburg ceremonies, explaining that he simply was too busy to attend. In other words, he had more important things to deal with (like repairing the DemolitionCare PR damage), then to pay homage to a man who in just a few eloquent and poetic words captured the essence of our Constitutional Republic and inspired the country to persevere. Lincoln managed to make it in the midst of conducting a enormous nationwide military campaign and running the government with just a very few aids, no massive security detail, no four speech writers and no teleprompter which had not been invented as yet.
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Did GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Say He Wanted to ‘Punch Tea Party Bullies in the Nose’?

November 23, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Congress, Constitution, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Karl Rove, Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, Senate, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Breitbart News has an explosive exclusive report about a recent conference call held by Karl Rove during which, Breitbart says, Senate GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, KY) said that the tea partiers are “bullies” and he intends to “punch them in the nose.”

For Breitbart, Matthew Boyle writes that a strategy call was recently sponsored by Crossroads America, the GOP PAC headed up by anti-conservative and establishment guru Karl Rove, and on the call tea party activists and conservatives came in for harsh criticism by no less then leader McConnell himself.

Boyle writes that a participant on the call contacted him and said that McConnell attacked Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz by name. But what McConnell said at the end of the call was the most adversarial statement.
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Anti-Gun Penn. Mayor Ousted From Office by Pro-Gun Voters

November 19, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Gun Control, Guns, Liberals, Michael Bloomberg, NRA, Pennsylvania, Progressives, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Let this be a warning to all arrogant politicians who think they don’t have to listen to their constituents. An anti-gun mayor in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania was fired by pro-gun voters this month after he enraged hundreds of voters by joining New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s discredited anti-gun group, Mayors Against Gun Violence.

In the Nov. 5 election, voters in Chambersburg ousted incumbent mayor Democrat Pete Lagiovane in a region steeped in gun culture and hunting traditions.

Mayor-elect Darren Brown, a tea party Republican, was gratified but noted that he was a little worried about how close the election ended up being. “The results are a little closer than I thought they’d be,” Brown said after winning with 52 percent of the vote.

The NRA used its powerful voice in support of Brown, “The only pro-gun candidate in this race,” as the legislative arm of the NRA said in advertisements.
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Senate Hearing on Future of Bitcoin: Legal Tender or Criminal Enterprise?

November 19, 2013 | Filed Under Banks, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Financial Reform, Free Trade, GOP, Government Corruption, Liberals, Money, Progressives, Republicans, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The U.S. Senate held a hearing on the Internet-based Bitcoin currency on Nov. 18 revealing a U.S. government that is struggling with crafting policy to govern how the virtual currency can be used in the United States.

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs held a major hearing on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies called, “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies.” The Committee also has a video of the proceedings.

Bitcoin has gotten a black eye because criminals and drug dealers have used the currency in an effort to avoid law enforcement and earlier this year U.S. authorities shut down several websites that traded in Bitcoins over this use by criminals.

But recently the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank issued a “primer” on how Bitcoin works that raised the virtual currency’s stock in the world of finance.
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