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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Illinois Democrats Are Planning to Raise Income Taxes on the Middle Class

January 24, 2014 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Budget, Business, Chicago, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Entitlements, Ethics, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Progressives, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Illinois Democrats want to put a measure on the next ballot to get Illinoisans to agree to change the state constitution to allow a progressive income tax to be instituted. But Democrats are lying to the faces of every citizen when they say that this would only raise taxes on “the rich.” The fact is a progressive rate would immediately raise taxes on every single citizen not to mention open the door for a constant jiggering and re-jiggering of the rates–a jiggering that would only and always go upward.

Illinois State Senator Michael Connelly is leading the charge to stop the progressive tax scheme in Illinois.

Currently the state constitution has an amendment that stipulates that the state will only have an across the board flat tax for everyone. It won’t be higher for some and lower for others as a graduated tax is. Those who wrote this measure in the constitution put it into law because they felt that a flat tax would help small businesses and give the state’s tax structure some stability. Now, Democrats want to throw that stability to the four winds.

To sell the idea, Democrats are pretending that this progressive income tax would only hit “the rich,” but right at the outset this is a lie. Several proposals show that it would hit everyone right at the beginning.
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AFP’s Restore Illinois Summit: Quotes and Governor Candidate Pitches

November 2, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Chicago, Congress, Conservatives, GOP, Illinois, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Today, November 2, I attended the first ever Americans for Prosperity Restore Illinois Summit–a gathering of conservatives and Republicans looking to bring a renaissance to the Land of Lincoln.

There were some great speeches given from such luminaries as conservative activist and Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin, Radio personality and Glenn Beck host Dana Loesch, Congressman Peter Roskam, former Congressman and conservative radio host Joe Walsh, and radio personality Dan Proft, some good panels were held and hundreds of great Illinois conservatives were in attendance.

I did not take video, but Ulysses Arn did. He’s uploading as I post this so later on check out Arn’s Blog for video.

In this post I’ll relay some good quotes from some of those speakers and offer the essential bullet points of the four GOP candidates for Illinois Governor. Now I did not see everyone, so this post will concern only those I was able to catch.

Sponsored by the Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity, some 400 tickets were sold for the event–pretty good for a deep blue state like Illinois. Also pretty good since the event was held in Chicago, that deep blue state’s bluest corner. (AFP Ill. Director David From left)

The morning started with an address form AFP chief Tim Phillips (which I missed because I was 45 minutes late to the event) and AFP State Director David From. Then came radio host and Townhall political editor Guy Benson. I can’t say much about his address since I walked in just as he was finishing up.

Walsh Takes ‘Em By Storm

Next came former Congressman Joe Walsh (right), now an evening radio personality for WIND radio in Chicago (

Walsh noted that he may never be able to run for office in Illinois again because of his dour assessment of both the Illinois GOP and the direction of the country. Whatever his future holds, Walsh had a few good quotes that I was able to jot down.

In one instance, Walsh noted that because of how our schools have failed us, “too many Americans are stupid, they are misinformed, they know more about Dancing w The Stars than they do of Thomas Jefferson.”
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AFP Honors Illinois Activists Robert and Tempie Lyons

September 5, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Conservatives, GOP, Illinois, Property Taxes, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Friday night, August 30, during its 7th Annual Defending the American Dream Summit, held this year in Universal Orlando theme park in Orlando, Florida, Americans for Prosperity honored Robert and Tempie Lyons for the hard work of defeating a tax hike in the downstate community of O’Fallon, Illinois, a community just east of St. Louis.

The Lyonses, members of both the Metro East Pachyderm Club, a state Republican organization, and Americans for Prosperity, worked against a property tax hike that would have added several hundred dollars per year to every home in the community.

The pair hosted numerous phone banks in their home and spent weeks calling residents to warn them about the tax hike proposal, urging them to vote against it.

When Election Day arrived, the tax hike went down to defeat by 65 percent.

For their work, the Lyonses were awarded AFP’s “Activists of the Year” award.

AFP-Illinois Director David From at the Podium Lauding the work of Robert and Tempie Lyons

Speaking of their efforts, AFP Illinois Director David From remarked that when the couple was told how outstanding their work was, they both replied that it was just want any good citizen should do. They just wanted to get the job done, From said of the Lyonses.
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FL Gov. Scott to Call for Major Tax Cuts at AFP Event

August 30, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Budget, Florida, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Florida Governor to use AFP’s RightOnline/Defending the Dream Summit to call for major tax cuts in the Sunshine State

Governor Scott is in what might become a very tough reelection campaign. I have spoken to a few Floridians here this weekend who agree with that characterization. So it seems he is going to use the occasion of his speech to propose some big tax and fee cuts for his next term.

Scott’s office gave the written text of his prepared speech to the Associated Press ahead of his speech and the AP reports that Scott will tell the AFP audience that if the state can maintain its budget surplus that he plans to use that surplus to give taxpayers a break.

“It’s your money, not the government’s,” Scott intends to say. “Working with the Florida Legislature, we have cut taxes year after year, even while forcing government to live within its means. This year, we are committed to returning even more money to the hard-working Florida families who earn it.”
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ACORN Extremists to Protest AFP’s RightOnline 2013 in Orlando, FL

August 29, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

As you read this post this good Thursday morning, I will be boarding my flight for beautiful Orlando, Florida to attend the Americans For Prosperity RightOnline conference. But I won’t be the only one. We are hearing that a small handful of ACORN rejects will also be showing up, not to participate, naturally, but to wave their signs and complain and its all funded by George Soros and other such extreme anti-Americans.

REGISTER NOW for RightOnline 2012!

This year’s RightOnline will be best by some folks that are calling themselves Florida For All, and by that they mean Florida for extreme leftists only.

According to this group’s Facebook page they intend to perform their little protest on Friday at 1PM, so we may have some interesting video if any of us bloggers bother much with them. So far they don’t have too many signed up, but we’ll see what they dredge up.

Now, Florida Only for Left-Wingers has been mostly targeting Republican Governor Rick Scott, but we feel honored that they are taking time out of their political crusade to visit us.

In fact, the group is incongruously coming to RightOnline to protest… Governor Scott… who… isn’t scheduled to attend the conference. Mic Check!

In any case, come on out. You’ll have a great time. I’ll see you all there.

REGISTER NOW for RightOnline 2012!


Well, about 15 people showed up. Guess who ditched the protest? That’s right, Alan Grayson chickened out.

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RightOnline 2013: Orlando, Florida, Aug 30-31– BE THERE!

August 26, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Florida, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

It is time once again for RightOnline, the Americans for Prosperity-hosted megafest of on line activism. I am going once again this year to meet with all my friends, hear some great conservative speakers, take in some helpful breakout sessions, see some enlightening panel discussions, and…. meet YOU!

That’s right, YOU!

Come out to RightOnline with me and enjoy the weekend in beautiful Orlando, Florida on August 30 and 31.


Over the years, RightOnline has built a reputation as the premier conference for liberty minded bloggers, social media gurus and online citizen leaders to network and learn new tactics.

That reputation was strengthened in 2012 as we brought free market activists together with some of the nation’s greatest influencers online, including Sarah Palin, Scott Rasmussen, Michelle Malkin, Jonah Goldberg, Dana Loesch, and many more.

In 2013, RightOnline returns with an expanded vision and even greater emphasis on showcasing emerging tactics and tools online. The battle of ideas is being waged on a digital field, and only RightOnline prepares you for the intersection of new media, technology, activism, and integrated messaging that is critical for victory.


This year’s event is being held at the wonderful Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, at Universal in Orlando,, Florida.

I’ve attended most of the RightOnline events and they have all been well worth the effort.

So, I’ll see you all there.

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Americans For Prosperity Protest Outside Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s Chicago HQ Over Obamacare

August 9, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Health, Jobs, Liberals, Nanny State, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Some members of the Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity mounted a little community awareness protest over the crony capitalist role in Obamacare’s “enroll America” program being carried out by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The protest was held outside the healthcare giant’s downtown headquarters, today.

In a past press release, Americans for Prosperity said, “Blue Cross and Blue Shield executives met with President Obama and Secretary (Kathleen) Sebelius as recently as April to discuss how they can work together to enroll as many people as possible in insurance policies through the exchange. This is the epitome of a Big Business-Big Government partnership designed to grow private business profits through government force, all under the guise of a non-profit.”

The following are a few images from the Chicago protest.

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New York Times Attacking Messenger Over Anti-Obamacare Ads

July 17, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Health, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, Obamacare, Policy, President, Progressives, Taxes, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

All the mud-slinging that’s fit to print is apparently The New York Times’ revised motto if a recent editorial attacking a pair of video ads that raise questions about Obamacare is any indication as the Times decides to spend half its editorial attacking the character of some donors to the group that put out the ads instead of sticking to the issues.

The ads were put out by Americans for Prosperity, a group that counts as donors a pair of famous conservative brothers that serve as the left’s biggest boogiemen: the Koch brothers.

The Times spends its first four paragraphs attacking the Kochs on a personal level. Calling them liars, employing class warfare against them, and saying–get out your tinfoil hat, here–they hide their real agenda because it is just soooo evil.

In fact, I almost feel compelled to spell Koch Brothers with a capital “B” in brothers as the phrase has become a noun to the left in their effort to demonize the pair. And, interestingly, as the Times spends so much energy on excoriating the conservative philanthropists it must be noted that the pair are not in control of the ads or their content. The ads were put out by Americans for Prosperity, a group to which the Kochs are but donors–major donors, sure, but not wholly controlling donors.

Oh, the paper does finally get to refuting some of the points in the two AFP ads, but even there they unleash liberal trope instead of cogent analysis.

But as the “paper of record” falls all over itself to take Obamacare’s promises at face value without spending much effort to really looking at the facts, even President Obama’s own administration has lost confidence in the federal takeover of our healthcare system.
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AFP Congressional Scorecard Released

February 23, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Liberals, Progressives, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Americans for Prosperity has launched a new project for Americans to track their congressmen. The new website is part of an interactive version of AFP’s congressional key vote scorecard, which includes AFP key votes from the past three congresses.

Eighteen House members and one senator rated an A+ conservative rating while twenty-one reps. and one senator rated an F.

The new scorecard can be seen at (A printable version can be seen HERE).

“The AFP Scorecard is an easy way for our activists, the media, and the general public to keep an eye on Washington. Now that the Scorecard is available on an interactive website it will be even easier to keep an eye on Congress,” said AFP Director of Policy James Valvo.
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Washington’s Spending Problem

February 14, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Budget, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Senate, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

Over the past four years, President Obama and Congress have racked up huge spending bills. From the failed stimulus to the President’ new health care law to runaway spending on entitlement programs, Washington has blown through every dollar taxpayers have sent plus trillions more.

Families all over America are tightening their belts.

It’s time Washington did too.

Thankfully, this year Congress is already poised to cut $85 billion from the federal budget. It’s not enough, but it’s a good start. Let’s make sure Congress doesn’t go back on its word and try to undo the much-needed spending cuts.

Join Americans for Prosperity in sending a message to Washington: it’s long past time to get runaway government spending under control.


Amer. For Prosperity Il: A Celebration of Ronald Reagan’s Birthday

February 7, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Conservatives, GOP, President, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

On the evening of February 6–Ronald Reagan’s birthday–I attended a small event put on by Americans For Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) to celebrate President Reagan’s birthday. We were regaled by a talk from Reagan’s personal, post presidency assistant, Peggy Grande and she gave a wonderful talk.

Ill. AFP Director David From Introduces Our Speaker

Mrs. Grande had some wonderful, heartwarming stories about the President. She was a lucky, lucky woman to have been able to live a decade in the company of so great a man.

Peggy Grande, Ronald Reagan’s Personal Assistant

Best of all, Mrs. Grande let us know of Reagan’s secret life… there wasn’t one. As she so wonderfully put it, Reagan was Reagan. What we saw in his public personae was his personal comportment. He was kind, intelligent, thoughtful, happy… in short the “happy warrior” we all saw on TV was Ronald Reagan.

This was the most revealing thing of all. It meant that there was no false front to Ronald Reagan, no artifice. The fact is, we weren’t somehow being fooled by Ronald Reagan. He was the great man we thought he was in public as well as in private.
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The Hypocrisy of Obama

February 1, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From Americans For Prosperity-Illinois…

Americans for Prosperity-Illinois

P.S. Please remember to like us on Twitter at @afpillinois to stay up-to-date on the latest activities and developments.

WaPost Says Political Party Power Dying for GOP, But What Does it Mean?

January 15, 2013 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform, Conservatives, Elections, GOP, Government, Jim DeMint, Senate, Society/Culture, The Heritage Foundation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Originally posted at

In his latest piece at The Fix Blog, Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza focused on the apparent waning power of the Republican Party among the center right coalition. Cillizza makes some good points, of course, but I do have at least one warning to our side over the points Cillizza makes.

Cillizza’s focus is on the recent departure from the Senate of South Carolina’s Jim DeMint who abruptly left a high profile political career to take the top spot leading the conservative Heritage Foundation.

Cillizza doesn’t mention it, but DeMint wasn’t just any old faceless senator. He had made himself an important voice in conservative circles even going so far as to become a major national player in elections whereby candidates would make a pilgrimage to his offices to seek his endorsement.

So, when DeMint left the power of the Senate behind, it was a big shock to conservatives who had hoped he’d continue to be a major conservative voice inside Washington.
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MSNBC: An Unprofessional Excuse for the News

December 13, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Anti-Americanism, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, GOP, Government, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Michigan, MSNBC, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

The violence that unions perpetrated in Michigan as the state legislature passed its new right-to-work legislation was hailed by lawless Democrats and union supporters alike showing that neither unions nor Democrats are much interested in morality of legality, but the incident also revealed yet another perfect example of how illegitimate MSNBC is as a source for reliable news.

During the union thugs’ protest outside the state capitol in Lansing, union criminals beat up a pro-worker’s rights advocate and destroyed a tent set up by the conservative activist group Americans for Prosperity. Multiple videos show that it was a spontaneous, criminal action by the union members but MSNBC’s coverage tended to run counter to the truth.

On the evening of December 11, Ned Resnikoff took to the cabler’s webpages to “report” on the incident for MSNBC’s The Ed Show. But instead of observing journalistic practice, instead of doing his job as a reporter, Resnikoff outrageously lied through his teeth and claimed that the AFP tent was really torn down by its own people!

Resnikoff posted the mere claims of a biased union member pretending that he knew that the AFP folks had torn down their own tent just to get publicity out of it all.
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Infographic: Obama’s Unemployment Debacle

November 3, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Government, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Unemployment, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Infographic courtesy of Americans For Prosperity

Crisis at the American Dinner Table‏

October 8, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Jobs, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

This mornings job numbers report is further proof that President Obama’s big-government agenda is failing Americans. This has been the most sluggish economic “recovery” in recent history. More Americans are unemployed under President Obama than there have been under the past 11 presidents combined. With a 7.8% unemployment rate, only 114,000 jobs were created in September. At this rate the Great Recession job gap won’t be closed until 2025. There are still over 12 million Americans unemployed today! With 4.8 million of those Americans having been unemployed for more than 27 weeks. For many, the American Dream is disappearing. Our economy is being stifled by the big spending and over-regulation of the Obama Administration’s policies.

All around the country, American families are suffering under policies that put the brakes on economic growth and leave millions jobless. Many American families are coming to grips with a crisis at the dinner table that is rarely expressed in statistics or campaign style rhetoric. That’s why AFP is launching a gripping new ad, called “The Dinner Table.”

If you are ready to fight back against Obama’s failing agenda and terrible economic policies, join Americans for Prosperity this Saturday for our 2nd National Prosperity Action Day. There will be 52 door-knocking events held in 16 states in an effort to educate American citizens on the failing economic policies Obama has implemented, and call on him to embrace policies that result in more economic freedom. This day of action will build on the incredible success of a similar event last week, when AFP activists made over 400 thousand calls at the 100+ phone bank locations using our state-of-the-art Freedom Phone technology. We hope you’ll join us for another great National Prosperity Action Day tomorrow!

Click here to find a National Prosperity Action Day event near you.

Has President Obama Earned Your Vote?

August 15, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Liberals, President, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Ad courtesy of Americans For Prosperity.

AFP, Defending the American Dream: Combating Progressives Practices Panel

August 3, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Liberals, Voter ID, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

This week I am in Washington D.C. at the Defending the American Dream Summit, an annual event hosted by Americans For Prosperity. This is always a great event held in the nation’s capitol with lots of great speakers and breakout panels, mostly for the edification of members of AFP.

The breakout panel I chose this morning was one titled Progressive Practices: Exposing and Combating the Left’s Tactics. The panelists were three of the best people you can put on such a panel. Wall Street Journal writer John Fund, famous for his knowledge and reportage on vote fraud. Anita MonCrief, famous for once being a member of the notorious group ACORN and later a whistleblower on its fraud, and videographer and investigative journalist (or guerilla journalist as some may say) James O’Keefe, famous for really being a pain in the left’s reared.

Videographer James O’Keefe and Author and Journalist John Fund

The intention of the panel was to help members of Americans For Prosperity to come to better understand the tactics of the left so that they know how to fight them back home, but the focus was most especially about vote fraud since each of the three panel members specialized in that area.
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AFP, Defending the American Dream Summit 2012

August 3, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Warner Todd Huston, Washington D.C. | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Thursday, Friday and Saturday I’ll be here in Washington D.C. attending the Defending the American Dream Summit, an annual event hosted by Americans For Prosperity.

The 2012 Defending the American Dream Summit is being be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel.

The 6th annual Summit will be a spectacular event with the nation’s free-market luminaries promoting limited government principles. We have begun to turn the tide of public opinion in favor of economic freedom. We cannot afford to lose momentum now. Now, more than ever, we must make the case against government controlling our lives and sending future generations deeper into debt. Join us August 2-4 to receive training, hear discussions on today’s pressing free market issues, enjoy the Ronald Reagan dinner, network with like-minded activists, and meet best-selling authors!

Speakers include, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Author Michelle Malkin, Talk Show Hosts Laura Ingrahm and Mark Levin, Tucker Carlson and many more.
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Sign the Petition: Hands Off My Healthcare

July 1, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Government, Jobs, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Want to express your indignation at Chief Justice John Roberts’ sell out and the Democrats lie-filled faux healthcare law? Go HERE and sign the *petition to tell Congress and the Supreme Court that you are furious at this breach of trust with Americans everywhere.

If allowed to be implemented even in part, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will sink this country to worse than Greek levels in debt, poverty, and the destruction of our economic and business climates. Obama sold this communist plan with a lie on his lips. Not only by lying to the American public that this wasn’t a tax — a lie the Supreme Court corrected with its decision — but in the very name of the bill (the “affordable” part) the Democrats sold this law with lies on their lips.

*Petition sponsored by Americans for Prosperity.
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Right Online 2012: Great Success at the Vegas Venetian

June 17, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Capitalism, Free Trade, Jobs, Las Vegas, Nevada, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

For my final report on the fifth annual Right Online 2012 sponsored by Americans for Prosperity we’ll be talking about the parade of great speakers like NRO writer Jonah Goldberg and environmental apostate (as far as the left is concerned) Ann McElhinney. But first a word about the great hotel and casino in which we stayed.

The Venetian Las Vegas is in many ways a conservative’s dream hotel — well, unless you opposing gambling, and certainly many conservatives do — that aside, as I was saying, The Venetian is the best of Vegas and the best for conservative entrepreneurship. You see, this hotel is the only union free hotel on the strip.

But not only is The Venetian union free, it also has the highest paid staff getting the best benefits in Vegas. This is because conservatives know how to treat their employees!

If you are planning a Vegas get away, even if you aren’t planning on gambling, come stay at the Venetian. Heck, it’s even the biggest single building in the world, now. The suites are incredible, there’s shopping, big time stage shows, swimming, and eating and drinking galore.

Just look at this incredible room:

See the sacrifices I have to make to report these events to you?

Anyway, folks, do yourselves a favor if you’re coming to Las Vegas, book The Venetian.
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Right Online: Saturday AM Malkin, Hewitt, More

June 16, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Nevada, Warner Todd Huston | 2 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

This will be a photo blast of some of this morning’s speakers here at Right Online 2012 in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada. I Tweeted most of these AM speakers and you can read those Tweets at

We got to hear once again from Michelle Malkin who impressed upon us how important Twitter has become to pushing the narrative these days. Malkin also talked a bit about our dearly departed Andrew Breitbart.

Michelle Malkin at Right Online (Photo taken by Duane Lester, All American Blogger)

We also heard from a few conservative talk show hosts, like nationally syndicated Hugh Hewitt,’s Guy Benson, and California talker Roger Hedgecock.
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Right Online 2012: Las Vegas, Nevada

June 16, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Las Vegas, Nevada, Warner Todd Huston | 3 Comments

-By Warner Todd Huston

I am here in Las Vegas this weekend to attend Right Online 2012 (the 5th annual) sponsored by Americans for Prosperity.

Last night was epic and today’s activities promise to be even greater.


Last night we were regaled by a welcoming by Americans For Prosperity President Tim Phillips and a handful of other speakers including Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and conservative writer Michelle Malkin.

Sarah Palin at Right Online

Michelle Malkin at Right Online

Palin was her always scintillating best, of course, and Michelle Malkin really rallied the troops for online activism
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RightOnLine – Las Vegas, June 15-17 — BE THERE!

May 30, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Conservatives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

I’m headed to Vegas next month. Here’s why…

The event sponsored by Americans For Prosperity has already confirmed many of the speakers such as Michelle Malkin, Scott Rassmussen, Jonah Goldberg, Dana Loesch, and a host of others.

There is also another reason why you should go. Not only will you have the opportunity to hear some great speakers, but there will be all sorts of breakout sessions that will help you learn how to use the Internet to become a better conservative activist online.

Yet, that’s not all. You will also get a chance to see the premiere of the movie “Hating Breitbart.”

Join RightOnline for “Hating Breitbart” Exclusive Premiere

Misguided attacks, smears and accusations have often been directed toward conservative activists. But during the dawn of the tea-party movement, this hatred warped into attacks which became increasingly personal and hostile. No one knew this better than Andrew Breitbart, a nationally renowned conservative advocate and blogger who passed away suddenly earlier this year.

“Hating Breitbart” – two and a half years in the making – documents Breitbart’s rise in the media world, from the birth of the Tea Party in 2009 to early this year. The film shows behind the scenes footage of many of the explosive media controversies that Breitbart found himself at the center of, including the Congressman Weiner Twitter-scandal and the undercover recording of ACORN tapes. Learn more at

We’re proud to announce that Americans for Prosperity Foundation and RightOnline will host a Hating Breitbart screening of select scenes on Friday, June 15th at the annual RightOnline Conference. RightOnline is the must-attend yearly conference for right-leaning media and bloggers to educate on and encourage online activism.

To be among the first in the world to get a sneak-peek at the new film, be sure to attend RightOnline!

Join the conversation on Twitter! Visit: @rightonline and @hatingbreitbart

You should come too. For more info or to register CLICK HERE.
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AFP: Obama’s Wasteful Spending Ad

April 29, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Liberals, President, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

AFP’s “Wasteful Spending” ad holds President Obama accountable for sending billions of taxpayer dollars to “green energy” companies overseas, even while Americans suffer with rising energy prices and a lack of jobs.

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Happy 101st Birthday President Reagan: But Today There are ‘Two Visions’

February 6, 2012 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Ronald Reagan, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

(Courtesy of Americans for Prosperity)

Washington, DC – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s premier advocate for economic freedom, released a very special “Happy Birthday” message to honor President Ronald Reagan on his 101st birthday. The 60-second television spot contrasts Reagan’s optimism, prosperity, and belief in freedom with the broken promises and class-warfare rhetoric of President Obama.

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said, “On Reagan’s birthday, I can’t help but miss the President more than ever. His vision for America contrasts so sharply with the big-government waste and cronyism that will be the legacy of the Obama Administration.”

Called “Two Visions,” the ad compares and contrasts quotes from the two presidents, showing the stark difference in their view of what America should be.

“It’s important to remind ourselves what a terrific difference a great leader can make in this country,” Phillips continued. “President Reagan knew that free market policies would result in millions of new American jobs, exploding personal incomes, with broad-based prosperity and optimism for our nation. However President Obama’s approach is just the opposite – more taxes, more government, and job killing regulations – all in pursuit of his own liberal ideology.”

The ad culminates with the message: Happy Birthday, President Reagan. We miss your optimism, your love of America, and your belief in the power of freedom. The ad release coincides with social media advertising and grassroots action.

Wisc.: Walker’s Union Reforms Are Working! (A Lesson for Illinois)

October 28, 2011 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Budget, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, GOP, Government, Liberals, Pensions, President, Public Employees Unions, Regulation, Republicans, Scott Walker, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Governor Scott Walker was the worst devil the unions could imagine. They targeted him and Wisconsin’s Republicans mercilessly earlier this year. Fortunately, the unions and their Democrat handmaidens lost most of these battles.

But now some results are being seem from the efforts to curtail the un-democratic, unearned power of Wisconsin’s government employee unions. A new effort by the MacIver Institute and Americans for Prosperity is showing the world where these policies have succeeded in making things better in Wisconsin.

This is a lesson for Illinois and every other blue state. We can fix our problems, too. But it means defeating entrenched, un-American union power and their bought and paid for Democrats.
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How Obama Is Bypassing Democracy, Congress and YOU

October 10, 2011 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, EPA, Financial Reform, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, President, Regulation, Republicans, Rights, Senate, Socialism, Stimulus, Taxes, Transparency, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

-By Warner Todd Huston

Phil Kerpen has a warning for you, America. He wants to alert you to the fact that Barack Obama is using his powers to create regulations to undermine Congress, ignore voters, and “radically transform America.” But Kerpen also has some good news. There’s a way to stop this left-wing assault on our country. You can find out what that something is in his new book, Democracy Denied: How Obama is Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America — and How to Stop Him.

For this book — his first if I am not mistaken — Kerpen, the Vice President for Policy at Americans for Prosperity, has decided no less than to save the Republic. Of course, it’s an uphill battle to beat back the war that has been launched against America for sure.

Why is it an uphill battle? Because the way our country is being torn down is happening in the most subtle way possible. Worse, it is all being done with such ersatz legality, a legitimacy so seemingly ironclad, that most Americans are completely unaware of what is happening. And when they are aware of it they imagine there is nothing wrong with it all.
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AFP: Help Advance Conservative Change

September 2, 2011 | Filed Under Americans For Prosperity, Anti-Americanism, Chicago, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, President, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

From Americans for Prosperity – Illinois…

Are you frustrated with the direction our country is going in? Are you ready for real conservative change that will get our economy moving again?

Join Americans for Prosperity, United to Restore Freedom, and the Joliet Tea Party for a special “Candidate and Campaign Management” workshop on Saturday, September 10th at 9:00 a.m. conducted by the prestigious Leadership Institute.

The campaign and candidate workshop is designed to help develop potential candidates and community activists to run for office. The campaign and candidate workshop focuses on personal and political preparation to help advance a candidate or cause of your choice.
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