Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

A Disappointing Result From The Tea Party Patriots by Gregory Hilton

The Tea Party Patriots convention has just ended. In their presidential straw poll, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) won 49% of the on-line vote, followed by 12% for Herman Cain and 9% for Sarah Palin. Among those in attendance at the convention, Cain had 22%, followed by Tim Pawlenty with 16%, Ron Paul 15%, Sarah Palin 10%, and Mitt Romney 6%. To explain how this happened just look at their mission statement and core values: http://www.teapartypatriots.org/mission.aspx There is no mention of foreign policy, defense or national security programs.
The Tea Party Patriots cheered Ron Paul yesterday when he denounced the U.S. missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the group is being vigorously promoted by “The American Conservative” magazine. The magazine also praises the extreme isolationism of radical liberals such as former Sen. George McGovern (D-SD).
They want McGovern’s 1972 slogan “Come Home America” to be the Tea Party motto. The Tea Party Patriots claim to be inspired by the founding fathers, but that was not reflected in the rhetoric of several convention speakers. They are praising the government which existed under the Articles of Confederation, before the Constitution existed. Bill Kaufmann of “The America Conservative” says our downfall began with the triumph of Hamilton and Madison.
Many so-called constitutional conservatives are against the constitution, and their foreign policy agenda has much in common with the left wing of the Democratic Party.

Why is Hollywood Ignoring the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? by Gregory Hilton


The Academy Awards were held earlier tonight, and another year has passed without a single great major movie about America’s role in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The Hurt Locker” did win awards but it was panned by numerous veterans and did little to increase respect for the military. Continue reading

New York Special Election: Jane Corwin Will Make a Difference by Gregory Hilton

It was a sad day for conservatives in 1989 when then Rep. Donald Lukens (R-OH) was involved in a sex scandal, but new leaders emerged. The Congressman’s former legislative assistant is now Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) and the man who defeated Lukens in the 1990 GOP primary is now Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Continue reading