Category Archives: Conservatives

Conservatives Need to Stop The Bilderberg Conspiracy Theory Nonsense by Gregory Hilton

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) spoke to the 2007 Bilderberg Conference about energy security and policies which resulted in his state being responsible for 37% of all private sector job growth in America. The Governor is not a traitor, he is not controlled by the Bilderbergers, and has done nothing to jeopardize America’s sovereignty.

The three day annual meeting of the Bilderberg Group is now being held in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Today’s Alex Jones radio program denounced the gathering for attempting to destroy America’s sovereignty and plotting to create a single global currency. Similar to most accusations made by Jones, the claims have no merit and there is no evidence to support them. Since 1945 the world has had a single reserve currency, and it is the American dollar. Continue reading

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Lisa is a Lesbian, But is She a Liberal? by Gregory Hilton

Lisa Artgal is in the middle of this photo.


My friend of the day is Lisa Artgal of Tuscon. We did not agree earlier this year on the Arizona Senate primary. I believe Sen. John McCain (AZ) is the GOP’s best spokesman on defense and foreign policy issues, and after the 2008 campaign, he has been an outstanding conservative leader. Lisa is an anti-abortion activist and I would never accuse her of not being a conservative. Continue reading

The Top Priority Senate Races For Conservatives

This will be an excellent year for the GOP but conservative Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are struggling in a variety of races. We spoke with officials of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and a variety of conservative activists to develop a list of top targets. We asked them who are the candidates who most need money and volunteers. The responses we received are listed below.
They begin with the close or toss-up races, followed by races that are considered ”Leans Republican”, and finally the “Solid Republican” states. At the bottom are the safe Democratic seats. To recapture the Senate, Republicans need to win ten states, and the top prospects are: Continue reading

Many Conservatives Do Not Want Mike Castle in the U.S. Senate

Listed below are comments from conservative activists throughout the nation who are expressing strong reservations about Congressman Mike Castle (R-DE) in tonight’s U.S. Senate primary. Castle faces a serious challenge from Christine O’Donnell who is making her third bid for the U.S. Senate.

Rich M FLong, 26, of Wappinger Falls, NY: principles are more important than what jersey they wear. A vote for Mike Castle (R) is a vote for Chris Coons (D). Can someone explain to me what is good about electing a Democrat who votes like a Democrat? . . . When will the GOP establishment realize that moderation is how the left gets away with blaming every bad thing that happens on Republicans and they tell voters that’s what conservatism is. Continue reading

Nominating Christine O’Donnell Could Destroy the Tea Party by Alan Moore

Editorial Note: Alan Moore, 28, has an MA from George Mason University and previously served as press secretary for the Tancredo for President Committee and the Freedom Alliance. He now works for the Heritage Foundation at Townhall.com

I volunteered for the O’Donnell campaign in 2008. I am not owed any money nor have I ever received payment from either the O’Donnell or Mike Castle campaigns. Working with her for an election cycle taught me one indisputable fact: Christine O’Donnell is not deserving of ever holding elected office and her nomination will be nothing short of catastrophic to the Tea Party movement. The implications of her nomination for conservatives everywhere are enormous. Continue reading

U.S. Senate Primary – Political Pundits Panic: Christine O’Donnell (R-DE) Takes the Lead by Gregory Hilton

48 hours before Delaware Republicans go to the polls, Christine O'Donnell has pulled into the lead in the Republican Senate primary.

A Public Policy Polling survey released on Sunday night indicates a major upset is possible in Delaware’s U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday. The survey has conservative Christine O’Donnell defeating moderate Rep. Mike Castle in the primary by a 47% to 44% margin. Castle has a 69% to 21% lead with moderate voters but they only make up 33% of the likely primary electorate. O’Donnell has a 62% to 31% lead with conservatives which is more than enough to propel her to victory in less than 48 hours.

The O’Donnell surge was a shock to political pundits in both parties, and their reactions are listed below. Practically all of them agree that while O’Donnell could win on Tuesday it would be difficult for her to win a general election. She has such a controversial background that Democrats would not have a difficult time increasing her negative ratings. The recent O’Donnell surge was fueled by the endorsements she just received from Sarah Palin, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and the National Rifle Association. Castle is probably the most liberal Republican Senate candidate this year, and the major strike against him his vote for cap and trade. Castle opposed the Stimulus and is in favor of repealing Obamacare. Continue reading

The Backlash: Sarah Palin Angers Her Core Supporters by Stacy Slaybaugh Arena


Editorial Note by Gregory Hilton: I seriously doubt former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) will be a presidential candidate in 2012. She resigned from office, has high negative ratings, and only 24% of Americans say they are comfortable with her. Nevertheless, she has proven to be a major if not decisive factor in several GOP primaries this year.
The article below is by one of my favorite political strategists, Stacy Arena, who was co-founder of the Facebook group “I Support Sarah Palin.” Stacy’s enthusiasm for Palin diminished this year. She resigned from the group and her new page is called “Sarah Palin Stay Out of State Races.”
Stacy says “Having once been a proponent, supporter and defender of Sarah Palin, starting this group is bittersweet for me. As much as I still believe in her message, I question her grasp of the power she holds in today’s political landscape.”
Stacy’s article focuses on South Carolina, but I am far more concerned about “The Palin Factor” resulting in the possible loss of four U.S. Senate seats.
Palin Has Had a Major Impact on the 2010 Campaign
Some of Palin’s endorsements, such as former Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA), have been wise. She angered evangelicals and even Branstad said he was surprised but pleased to receive her backing. The real reason was presidential politics.
The first in the nation presidential precinct caucuses are held in Iowa, and Branstad’s opponent was the 2008 chairman of the Huckabee campaign. Huckabee and Palin could be competing for the support of social conservatives two years from now. Palin joined Mitt Romney with similar endorsements in Iowa, South Carolina and Arizona, where she was willing to oppose factions in her conservative base by enthusiastically backing the re-election of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
The campaigns of Senate candidates Rand Paul (R-KY) and Carly Fiorina (R-CA) both said Palin’s endorsement was a decisive factor. Julie Soderlund, Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager told ABC News: “When we earned her endorsement, we saw support for Carly increase literally overnight.” Support for former Rep. Tom Campbell completely collapsed when Fiorina received Palin’s seal of approval.
Nikki Haley, the GOP gubernatorial nominee in South Carolina, also gives Palin tremendous credit, “Gov. Palin is great because she is a national figure that has gone out and taught people the power of their voice. What we saw while creeping up in the polls was that she absolutely gave us a boost when we needed it.”
Palin Has Been Controversial
The former Governor has made endorsements in primaries where every candidate was a right winger, but the “Constitutional conservatives” she backed are controversial and could be defeated in a general election. The GOP Senate candidates in this category are Rand Paul (KY), Joe Miller (AK) and Clint Didier (WA). Sharron Angle (R-NV) was endorsed by the Tea Party Express, and is often referred as “The Sarah Palin of Nevada.”
While she is ahead of the Senate Majority Leader, Angle is still running 15% behind the GOP gubernatorial candidate. Many of these candidates are isolationists and protectionists.
They want America to pull out of the United Nations, and they are enthusiastically backed by libertarians. In thanking Palin for her support, Nikki Haley said “The truth is we had a movement in South Carolina. The movement was not about being Republican. It is about being conservative.”
Haley’s three primary opponents were in strong disagreement. They all proclaimed themselves to be solid conservatives, and unlike Haley, they had track records going back decades to prove it.
We will not know until after the November election if Palin has had a positive or negative impact on the 2010 campaign. She has increased her stature with many tea party members and advocates of “Constitutional conservatism”, but at the same time she has angered many of her most stalwart supporters from the 2008 campaign.

The Backlash: Sarah Palin Angers Her Core Supporters by Stacy Slaybaugh Arena

I no longer support Sarah Palin. My new group is not an attempt to bash the former Governor. I hope it will lead to a serious discussion of “‘The Palin Factor” in state races, and how her endorsements are leading to a decline in GOP prospects this November.
Palin needs to understand that “With great power comes great responsibility.” She has been inserting herself into a wide variety of state races. Her core supporters do not understand her vetting process. They also do not understand why she has been endorsing and promoting candidates which are in clear opposition to the conservative cause.
Many conservatives see Palin’s actions as arrogant and disrespectful to voters of states she is visiting. She cannot know each states unique issues, and most importantly, she doesn’t have to live with the consequences of her actions.
From personal experience, I know Palin’s endorsement of Nikki Haley in the South Carolina gubernatorial primary trumped all discussion of the issues. Because of Palin, Haley received tremendous media attention. Journalists started to call it “The Palin Factor.”
Haley was not the most conservative candidate in the primary, but after the Palin factor, she was certainly portrayed in that manner. Haley won the primary in a landslide. South Carolina is a very red state and 2010 is an excellent Republican year.
The national media attention has moved on, but they could be back again in November if Haley loses. Haley was not the best Republican candidate for a general election, and now an upset is possible. Nikki Haley is an inexperienced moderate who claims to be a conservative.
The Democratic nominee is State Sen. Vincent Sheehan, a former prosecutor who has already been endorsed by the powerful Chamber of Commerce. They refused to back Haley in the primary, and many Republicans feel the same way. A “Republicans for Sheheen” organization has already been formed. The Palin Factor has torn the state GOP apart.
The former Governor has clearly demonstrated her power and appeal, but the result of the Palin factor is that many primary voters stopped doing their own vetting. South Carolina is just one of several states in which Palin’s endorsements are wreaking havoc. Right now Palin appears to be a king maker, but her political judgement may be reassessed after the November election.