Monday, February 6, 2012


From the Desk of:
David Martin, Executive Vice President
Media Research Center

February 6, 2012
Dear Conservatives,
When one of our nation’s most sacred values comes under attack by an administration obsessed with amassing power, do the news media have a responsibility to report the truth?

We wish this was a rhetorical question.

Incredibly, the liberal media are looking the other way as the Obama Administration wages an aggressive war on religious liberty.

Click here to stand with the Media Research Center’s Founder and President Brent Bozell, who sent a letter to the heads of ABC, NBC and CBS exhorting them to “Tell the Truth!” about the President’s war on religion


Our Expanded Police StateIs your home safe from unlawful police entry? A recent Supreme Court decision now gives police the authority to enter your home without obtaining a search warrant, in expanded circumstances…but the police do have to knock, first, before they break down your door. The Court ruled on Kentucky v. King that law enforcement have the authority to stage a search and seizure of Americans’ property without obtaining a warrant from a judge. In this case, police violated the Fourth Amendment when officers invaded the wrong home during a search for a suspect. After busting through the wrong door, police found illegal drugs in the home, which they discovered by error, and without first obtaining a search warrant from a judge.Read More


All those billions, blowing in the windOn February 1, an urgent alert was sent to supporters of wind energy. It stated: “The PTC is the primary policy tool to promote wind energy development and manufacturing in the United States. While it is set to expire at the end of 2012 … the credit has already effectively expired. Congress has a choice to make: extend the PTC this month and keep the wind industry on track…” The wind energy industry has reason for concern. America’s appetite for subsidies has waned. Congress is looking for any way it can to make cuts, and the twenty-year old Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy is in prime position for a cut. It naturally expires at the end of 2012. Without action, it will go away.Read More


Obama Pulls Combat Pay for U.S. TroopsPresident Obama’s latest policy outrage makes no attempt to hide his contempt for our military, as he is ordering that our troops serving overseas in war zones overseas are not to receive combat pay unless they are being shot at, or at risk of being injured by hostile aggression. A Marine who lives in Florida(also currently serving in Afghanistan) has just posted a note on Facebook which stated that he received a letter from his MyPay account that he would only be receiving his Hazard pay (Imminent Danger Pay) if he is actually in a hostile area and at risk of being shot at.Read More



VERY sad news for limited-government conservatives today. 

Assemblyman Ed Goedhart (R-Amargosa Valley) announced over the weekend that he not only wasn’t seeking re-election, but is retiring from politics altogether rather than run for state Senate, as had been expected.  The Pahrump Valley Times reports that the conservative legislator “is bowing out of politics to run a new farming venture.”

Goedhart did say, however, that he could not support the other announced candidate in the race, former Assembly Minority Leader Pete “Tax My Meat” Goicoechea.

“I will not be able to support him because he had the second most liberal voting record of any Republican in the Assembly and Senate and voted for massive (tax) increases the last election,” Goedhart told the PVT.

“Senate District 19 is the most conservative district in the state,” Goedhart continued.  “I think it’d be a shame if we didn’t have a true, conservative, principled candidate who’s not afraid and willing to articulate our core principles and beliefs, including a free market, limited government, fiscally responsible government and transparency.”

We wish Goedhart all the best…but his brand of boat-rocking conservatism in the Legislature will be sorely missed next session.  And let’s hope a conservative alternative to Goicoechea emerges before filing opens in March.  Hello, Elko?!!


* After initially predicting over 100,000 Republicans would participate in the Nevada GOP presidential caucus, the party began ratcheting that figure down.  First to 70,000; then to 55,000.  I predicted 40,000.  In the end, total participation in the Chaos Caucus: 32,894.  Lame.

* Considering how fouled up the caucus was, as is, can you just imagine the nightmare same-day registration would have caused?

* The only thing worse than “spin” is bad spin.  Get this: In a 2 a.m. press release this morning, the Nevada GOP actually had the stones to brag: “While in some states it takes days or weeks to complete certification, NVGOP certified the results in less than a day.” 

* Of course, they failed to mention that despite promising to COUNT the results (except for the sundown caucus) by 7 p.m. on Saturday, the final tally wasn’t reached until well after the Giants upset the Patriots in the  Super Bowl.  That the “certification” followed shortly thereafter is completely meaningless and totally misleading.

* Part of the problem with the turnout was, frankly, that so many people thought Mitt Romney had the state in the bag – which, as it turns out, he did.  Good for Romney; bad for the party – at least as far as driving up participation is concerned.

* Hat’s off to Ryan Erwin – the state’s top GOP political consultant who rode the Romney campaign to victory here from start to finish.  He also possesses the unique quality of being a downright nice guy – unusual in his line of work.

* While it’s unfair, Republicans statewide have been tarred with the mess caused by Clark County.  For what it’s worth, let me take this opportunity to point out that almost every precinct and county outside of Clark reportedly conducted an orderly and relatively problem-free caucus.

* How in the world did Newt Gingrich beat Ron Paul here?  Indeed, the Paul folks were predicting that in a low-turnout election they would actually beat Romney!  Well, turnout was about as low as you can go. And the Paul folks have been actively organizing for four years, while the Gingrich folks spent all of about two weeks on the ground. 

* Let’s face it, the Paul operation here has been all sizzle and no steak.  As Jon Ralston tweeted this morning: “Note to Ron Paul folks: No organization in '08 and: 6,084 votes. Supposedly more org/enthusiam this year: 6,175. 91 more!”  That’s right. Four years of huffing and puffing and bloviating the GOP house down…for 91 additional votes.  Epic fail.

* No, wait…WAIT!  It HAD to be voter fraud that allowed Gingrich to beat Paul!  (“Ah, but the strawberries! That's, that's where I had them.”)  Yeah, that’s the ticket. (Let the hate-mail begin!)

* And speaking of the Paul folks, I’ve been trying to tell everyone for four years now that the disastrous Nevada GOP convention in 2008 was sabotaged by Paul activists, led by Jeff “Chemtrail” Greenspan, who printed and distributed a fake delegate slate on a forged flyer on the morning of the convention and THAT’S what started the whole mess. 

* Until this weekend, no one thought the Paul conspirators would actually do such a thing.  Well, after the stunt they pulled at the “sundown caucus” on Saturday night, we all know differently now.  (BTW: Is the party gonna prosecute the ones who lied under penalty of perjury?)

* One more reflection on 2008: Following the convention, many of the Paul folks and new tea party activists embarked on a plan to “take over” the Clark County Republican Party.  Fine.  But in doing so, they drove out a number of longtime, experienced conservative grassroots activists for no reason other than they’d been actively involved for a number of years.  Enthusiasm is great, but experience counts. As we saw this weekend.

* Nevada Chairman Amy Tarkanian has already resigned - though to be fair, her resignation was tendered before the Chaos Caucus disaster.  It is unlikely that Nevada Republican National Committeeman Bob List or National Committeewoman Heidi Smith will follow suit, but after this debacle – not to mention the Sharron Angle disaster of 2010 – neither should run for re-election in May.  And if they do, both should be replaced.  Not that they’re bad people.  But real change requires real change.  And real change is required.  Big time.

* At the national level – made up of each state’s chairman, national committeewoman and national committeeman – the Republican National Committee chairman is almost always selected from among the members when the Democrats control the White House. The thinking is that the national chairman should have some experience running a party operation at the state level.  Just being an elected or former elected official isn’t enough.  Makes sense.

* As such, it’s time for members of the Nevada Republican Central Committee to self-impose a similar unwritten requirement. Clearly, if you have no experience running a county party – or at the very least a GOP women’s club or other Republican affiliated organization at the local level – you’re probably not ready to herd GOP cats at the state level.

* In addition, no money should be spent by the state party on anything else until it brings back and implements the “Five Star” program to start developing stronger local party leaders and operations.  And any state party leader who doesn’t know what the “Five Star” program is probably shouldn’t even be a state party leader.  Enough of this “amateur hour” nonsense.

* I can’t think of anything politically dumber than allowing non-Republicans to vote for who the GOP candidates should be in the general election.  But if all taxpayers are going to be forced to fund primary elections instead of the party funding caucuses, then I don’t see how you deny every registered voter an opportunity to participate somehow.  WARNING: Republicans foolishly now clamoring for the caucus system to be replaced by a primary better be careful what you wish for.

* In 2008 and again in 2012, Nevada Republicans have demonstrated that they don’t deserve early-state status in the presidential selection process.  They ought to just go back to the old system: You hold precinct meetings to elect delegates to the county convention in February/March.  At the county convention in March/April, you elect delegates to the state convention.  And at the state convention in April/May delegates are elected to the national convention.

* So let it be written; so let it be done.


* From Morning Score: “A Washington Post-ABC News national poll out this morning shows…56% of Gingrich, Santorum and Paul supporters say the more they hear about Romney, the less they like him. The ratio for independents on the same question is more than two-to-one.”  Three words: Ford, Dole, McCain.

* Also from Morning Score: “Just as in the other early presidential states, Ron Paul surpassed his 2008 performance Saturday. But in a state where expectations for his campaign were higher than anywhere else to date, the Texas congressman's third-place finish marked an underwhelming outcome for a candidate whose strategy is predicated on running well in caucus states like Nevada. While Paul won a respectable 19 percent Saturday - 5 points higher than four years ago - he nevertheless placed third behind Gingrich, whose haphazard Nevada effort barely compared to Paul's disciplined and well-organized operation.”


“Any (Ron) Paul fans who signed forms falsely saying they were precluded from participating in the morning caucus ‘because of my religious beliefs,’ demonstrated they’re willing to lie to win.  Not exactly a political game change.” – Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Jane Ann Morrison

“I’m still trying to fully comprehend the depth of incompetence that has the Clark County GOP still counting ballots as of this writing, 34 hours or so after the last regular caucus vote was cast.  It is maddening that the entire state is now being slagged in the national media because of the buffoonery of a single county.” – Washoe County GOP caucus director Orrin Johnson


Fellow Conservative,

Here we go again. We dared to take on Debbie Stabenow and China, and the liberals are doing what they always do—crying racism.

Yesterday we launched our new ad, "Debbie Spenditnow." The ad is only insensitive to Debbie Stabenow and her spending.


ALERT! Tell Senate conference committee to eliminate tax credits given to illegal aliens!
Democrats  and Republicans in Congress have agreed that this nation needs to  extend the payroll tax break for working Americans. The question is how  to find the funds to pay for it.

The House  version would fund a large part of it by closing a loophole that allows  illegal aliens to take billions of dollars in tax credits each year,  and we want the conference committee to include that provision in the  final bill. Ask your Senator to agree.


Submitted by: Diane Ward
Thinking About Selling Your House after 2012?

The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed before it takes effect. But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many REALTORS do you think will vote Democrat in 2012?


Egyptians are as likely to favor economic aid from Arab governments (68%) as they are to oppose aid from the U.S. (71%). Half favor aid from international institutions.



Friends of ALIPAC,

This week we need full national deployment of all ALIPAC activists to help our supporters on the ground in New Mexico, Missouri, and Kansas.

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Our fraudulent president cannot pass an E-Verify checkSomeone must have gotten to Judge Malihi with money, threats or other persuasions. You cannot find someone innocent when they didn’t show up for the trial. Obama didn’t show up and his lawyers abdicated. Ironically, Obama has reportedly spent $2 million to seal all his records and maintain a full time law firm to keep his records under strict secrecy. Returning to Judge Malihi’s questionable decision, Kehoe also.....
by Frosty Wooldridge


Court Criticizes Obama DHS on Stealth Amnesty DocumentA watchdog group that investigates, exposes and prosecutes government corruption announced Thursday that the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling criticizing President Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for failing to abide by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law. According to Jill Farrell, Director of Public Affairs for Judicial Watch, JW officials filed their.....
by NWV News


The Disarmament of America, Part 3This is what life will be like under the Socialist New World Order world government, which was described at the end of The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (1928) by Fabian Socialist George Bernard Shaw: “…under Socialism… you would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not the character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed….”.....
by Dennis Cuddy

RedState Briefing 02/06/2012

RedState Morning Briefing
For February 6, 2012