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Bain Capital Owns Clear Channel (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Etc.)

Wouldn’t it be great if a Republican presidential candidate could just buy the support of just about every major conservative talk show host in America?  Well, it may not be as far-fetched as you may think.  Clear Channel owns more radio stations (850) than anyone else in the United States.  They also own Premiere Radio Networks, the company that syndicates the radio shows of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck, among others.  Needless to say, Clear Channel basically owns conservative talk radio in the United States.  So who owns Clear Channel?  Well, it turns out that Bain Capital is one of the primary owners of Clear Channel.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The company that Mitt Romney ran for so long is one of the “big bosses” over virtually all conservative talk radio in America.  Of course Mitt Romney is not running Bain Capital anymore.  He is a “retired partner”, but he still has a huge financial stake in Bain Capital.  We’re talking about millions upon millions of dollars.  If you doubt this, just check out page 34 of this public financial disclosure report.  So if you have been wondering why so many conservative talk show hosts are being so incredibly kind to Mitt Romney, this just might be the answer.

In the media world, there is a clear understanding that you simply do not bite the hand that feeds you.  Some of the most prominent conservative talk radio hosts are earning tens of millions of dollars a year.

If you were making tens of millions of dollars a year, wouldn’t you be very careful to avoid offending your boss?

The deal in which Bain Capital became one of the owners of Clear Channel was initiated just a short time before Mitt Romney’s first run for president.  The following comes from Wikipedia….

On November 16, 2006, Clear Channel announced plans to go private, being bought out by two private-equity firms, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital Partners for $18.7 billion, which is just under a 10 percent premium above its closing price of $35.36 a share on November 16 (the deal values Clear Channel at $37.60 per share).

The deal was finalized in 2008.  Today, Bain Capital is still one of the primary owners of Clear Channel.

One of the subsidiaries of Clear Channel is Premiere Radio Networks.

Premiere Radio Networks distributes a whole host of conservative talk radio shows.  Everyone in the conservative world knows names such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.  Clear Channel also controls some other conservative talk radio hosts (such as Michael Savage and Mark Levin) that are not part of the Premiere Radio family.

The power that Premiere Radio Networks has is absolutely staggering.  The following is directly from the official Clear Channel website….

Premiere Radio Networks Inc., a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, syndicates 90 radio programs and services to more than 5,000 radio affiliations and reaches over 190 million listeners weekly.  Premiere Radio is the number one radio network in the country and features the following personalities:  Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Casey Kasem, Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Beck, Bob (Kevoian) & Tom (Griswold), Delilah, Steve Harvey, Blair Garner, George Noory, John Boy and Billy, Big Tigger, Dr. Dean Edell, Bob Costas, Sean Hannity and others. Premiere is based in Sherman Oaks, California, with 13 offices nationwide.

So do you think that any of those hosts is going to risk viciously attacking Mitt Romney and Bain Capital during this election season?

Not likely.

One of the controversies that has plagued Premiere Radio Networks in recent years has been the uproar over their use of paid actors to call in to their radio shows.

The following comes from Wikipedia….

Clear Channel, through its subsidiary, Premiere Radio Networks, auditions and hires actors to call in to talk radio shows and pose as listeners in order to provide shows, carried by Clear Channel and other broadcasters, with planned content in the form of stories and opinions. The custom caller service provided by Premiere Radio ensures its clients they won’t hear the same actor’s voice for at least two months in order to appear authentic to listeners who might otherwise catch on.

So perhaps that explains where some of the “Romney callers” come from.

There is nothing illegal about what Romney and Bain Capital have done, but it sure does not pass the “smell test”.

Conservative talk radio has the potential to sway millions of conservative voters in one direction or another, and it is just not proper for Bain Capital and Romney to have such an overpowering financial interest in conservative talk radio.

And yes, Mitt Romney is still bringing in lots of money from Bain Capital.  The following comes from a Wikipedia article about Mitt Romney….

At the time of his departure, Romney negotiated an agreement with Bain Capital that allowed him to receive a passive profit share as a retired partner in some Bain Capital entities, including buyout and investment funds.[62][57] With the private equity business continuing to thrive, this deal would bring him millions of dollars in income each year.[57] As a result of his business career, by 2007 Romney and his wife had a net worth of between $190 and $250 million, most of it held in blind trusts.[62] An additional blind trust existed in the name of the Romneys’ children and grandchildren that was valued at between $70 and $100 million as of 2007.[63] The couple’s net worth remained in the same range as of 2011, and was still held in blind trusts.

In addition, Bain Capital and Bain & Company continue to pour huge amounts of money into Romney’s campaign coffers.

Just check out the following list of the biggest donors to the Romney campaign.  These numbers come from opensecrets.org….

Goldman Sachs $367,200
Credit Suisse Group $203,750
Morgan Stanley $199,800
HIG Capital $186,500
Barclays $157,750
Kirkland & Ellis $132,100
Bank of America $126,500
PriceWaterhouseCoopers $118,250
EMC Corp $117,300
JPMorgan Chase & Co $112,250
The Villages $97,500
Vivint Inc $80,750
Marriott International $79,837
Sullivan & Cromwell $79,250
Bain Capital $74,500
UBS AG $73,750
Wells Fargo $61,500
Blackstone Group $59,800
Citigroup Inc $57,050
Bain & Co $52,500

As with anything, whenever you want to get to the real truth you just need to follow the money.

Earlier this week, Sean Hannity told Rick Perry that his attacks on Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital sounded like something that “Occupy Wall Street” would say.

Just the other day, Rush Limbaugh compared Rick Perry to Fidel Castro and rabidly defended Mitt Romney on his radio program….

“There’s no way you can try to dress that up,” Limbaugh fumed. “I don’t understand it. Well, politically I understand it, but that’s just absurd. It’s sad. ‘Cause I really, really, really like Rick Perry! I really do. I had such hopes! I did. I’ll tell you, I did, but all of this talk about “corporate raiders,” and as I listen to politicians start talking about capitalism, lights are going off in my head. “Maybe they don’t really know what it is. Maybe they’re under some misconception about what capitalism is, because this characterization of it? A distinction with venture capitalism and vulture capitalism? This bite from Perry doesn’t compute.”

Michael Savage has been one of the worst offenders of all.  He made national headlines when he offered Newt Gingrich one millions dollars to drop out of the race so that Mitt Romney would have a clear path to the nomination.

When he announced this offer, Savage wrote the following on his own website….

“Mitt Romney is the only candidate with a chance of defeating Barack Obama, and there is nothing more important than that for future health, safety, and security of the United States of America”

So why are these conservative talk show hosts defending Mitt Romney so furiously?

I think now we know.

It is all about the money.

When you have enough money, you can get conservative talk show hosts to promote an extremely liberal candidate.

Yes, of course Bain Capital does not “control” what these talk show hosts say.

Yes, of course some of the talk show hosts toss some light criticism at Romney from time to time.

But they simply do not go after Romney like they should be.

The truth is that Mitt Romney is really a Democrat that is masquerading as a Republican.  When you closely examine his record, he is very similar to Obama.

There is no way in the world that any self-respecting conservative should ever cast a single vote for him.

But right now Mitt Romney is running away with the race for the Republican nomination.

If Republicans can be fooled this badly, is there any hope for the future of the Republican Party?

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  • angrywombat

    This is misleading. Glenn Beck has been very critical of Romney and frankly all of the candidates, and Rush has in no way been cheerleading for Romney either. Dont’ know about Hannity, I don’t listen to him. He makes me want to puke most of the time. And both Savage and Levin’s voices make me want to gouge out my ear drums.

    In fact I have heard several of the radio guys explain the Bain connection to their programs.

    • Colin

      Glenn Beck is an idiot and one of the biggest “smoke and mirrors acts” in the media today.

      As a person he is probably a great person who has excellent values and I don’t want to take that away from him. But his radio show, GB network, and self serving attitude is way over the top.

    • DanShaw

      Your right, in fact Rush fully disclosed the link between Bain Capital and his show a week ago. I don’t think the writer has his facts right at all or misunderstands Rush and Beck. In fact I think the writer doesn’t even listen to them at all.

      What Rush and Beck (before he hurt his back) have been getting upset about is the attack on Romney over his work at Bain Capital by conservatives. They are making Obama’s talking points for him and in fact Rush has repeatedly stated it doesn’t make the other candidates look very good because they are attacking capitalism.

      No way is Bain Capital a corporate raider type of enterprise. Look at their record.

      • Gary2

        capitalism is so 2011. We need to move to America beyond Capitalism.

        Bain is obvouisly bad-look at the Newt video.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    A couple of things one Mitt, after Glen Beck roughed up Newt on his show Romney will not go on Beck’s show. And Premier controlling Mike Savage? In all due respect you have a wonderful blog but you have obviously have never listened to Mike Savage’s show even on a casual basis, there is a reason he was banned from the UK one of the most PC spots on Earth. He is one of the biggest Nationalist bomb throwers out there I think the man is a national treasure. Any who Mitt is going to get the nomination Ron Paul doesn’t stand a chance the MSN will eat him alive. Has anybody noticed the code “Well Ron Paul has allot of good idea’s but he not electable.” There you go hope for 9 dollars a gallon gas that is the only way to ensure BHO heads back to Chicago.

    PS is is me or are Morman Women kinda hot?

    • Colin

      I agree. I don’t think Savage could be lumped in with any of those knuckleheads.

    • mondobeyondo

      Mormon women are kinda hot. Unlike Newt Gingrich’s wife… her hairstyle looks like ice cream at Dairy Queen.

      • A Dodgy Bloke

        I think Newts wife has that Stepford wife thing going for her. I just wonder how often he has to wind her up.

        • jaxon64

          Agreed..Newt’s wife kinda creeps me out.

          You know what this whole RomneyBain relationship reminds me of? The Obama/NBC/MSNBS/GE/ relationship. First NBC, MSNBC, CNBC etal all give messianic praise to O all through the presidential campaigns and are running smear and mockery of McCain and Palin daily. Then one of the first things O does as POTUS is grant NBC’s parent company a few dozen billion for “green energy” jobs and research ( by the way, there still is no hint of where most of that 800 billion stimulus actually is.) Throw in the Geoffry Immelt ties to O and the granting of an unelected “job tsar” position to someone sending thousands of jobs to China and I think the conflicts of interest in the 2 instances are on par.
          I’m not one for all of the regulations and continuous law writing, but there should be some sort of limitation on the ties that politicians form with media moguls and magnates…….

          PS: Romney may actually give O some competition in the race to see who can garner the most Wall Street and billionaire backing.

    • http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/ Aurelius 7

      Co-sign.

      Michael Savage completely assails Romney almost every chance he gets. Mr. Blog Owner clearly hasn’t listened to his show, even once.

      • Michael

        Has Michael Savage ever said that no Republican should ever vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances?

        Michael

        • http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/ Aurelius 7

          When there are other options who aren’t as bad as Mitt, or just as bad, then yes he has.

          As much as he hates it, at the moment he is pushing Romney since the country might live to see 2016 if they elect him as opposed to 2014 with Obama.

          • Michael

            Romney = Obama

            Any conservative talk show host that pushes Romney is simply not a conservative.

            Michael

          • http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/ Aurelius 7

            Michael,

            I don’t think you understand. Having a choice on when the outcome happens, would you rather lose the country in 2014, or 2016? That’s the only reason he pushes Obama Lite in the first place.

          • http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/ Aurelius 7

            As times change, so does opinion. Your quote from Savage on December 13, 2011 is old news as the political spectrum changes rapidly. Just watch the polls, they put different candidates on top on almost a daily basis. He has only backed him at times knowing he is the lesser of two evils, like most American voters in a similar situation.

            This is only further proof you don’t know what you’re saying when you’re talking about, and misquoting Michael Savage. You just don’t listen to the show, it’s obvious and it shows. He goes way deeper into subjects than this blog and most people could even comprehend. The man is an educated genius with numerous degrees, including a PhD — Unlike Rush Limbaugh, a water carrier for the Republican party.

            Michael Savage about Mitt Romney

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VzmnBirsaQ

            Michael Savage: “I’m not backing Romney, I want Santorum”

            http://www.mofopolitics.com/2012/01/07/michael-savage-im-not-backing-romney-i-want-santorum/

        • http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/ Aurelius 7

          That question you crafted is also very narrow in scope, which makes it nicely baited. It still shows that you haven’t listened to him once. It is entirely possible to be a good apple mixed in a tree with bad ones.

          http://conservativereview.us/

        • http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/ Aurelius 7

          Also, I triple-dog dare you to listen to an actual clip from the link posted above, especially the 1/11/2012 or 1/10/2011 shows. He even slams Limbaugh. I would’ve made these comments in one post, but it’s a little difficult to do all this on a smart phone.

          • Gary2

            Michael-don’t waste your time with the brain dead who listen to AM hate radio. The fact that they even give dolts like michael weiner savage the time of day is all you need to know to see that they are unthinking low information fools. You do not need to stoop to their level.

          • http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/ Aurelius 7

            Coming from someone who wanted conservatives literally killed, I don’t believe you’re in much of a position to take any “high road”, Gary2.

  • Kevin

    The lack of ethics and corruption are so institutionalized in politics that little could be accomplished without it.

    It’s actually laughable.

  • Michael

    I think some good points have been raised so far. I went back and slightly modified the article to make my points a little clearer.

    Yes, of course Bain Capital does not “control” what these talk show hosts say.

    Yes, of course some of the talk show hosts toss some light criticism at Romney from time to time.

    But they simply do not go after Romney like they should be doing.

    Romney is an extremely liberal candidate. He is basically a Democrat that is masquerading as a Republican.

    But instead these talk show hosts seem to think that it is perfectly fine to vote for Romney.

    • Dean

      Bro, your simply not listening then, like the guy above, cant speak for Hannity, but Rush, Savage, Levin have gone after him pretty hard, especially Savage and Levin. Rush has been pretty damn critical of him as well, as much as he has with Newt and others

      • Michael

        Dean:

        With all due respect, they have not.

        There has been some light criticism, but it has been quite weak in my opinion.

        Just look at what Mitt Romney has done.

        Has Romney ever done anything that is conservative?

        But now that he claims to be conservative we are supposed to entrust the presidency to him even though he has absolutely zero track record of being a conservative.

        Romney is just a more experienced version of Obama.

        Look at the track record.

        Michael

        • Gary2

          You know Michael-AS a very liberal I think Mittens would be the best of the repubes if one had to win. I respect him for his romnneycare in MA. Obama care is modeled after that program. (I would rather have single payer)

          He will be the best to run against Obama because if Obama looses (he will win) I could live with Mitt so we liberals sort of win either way.

          I really do appreciate watching the repubes destroy one another so that Mitt is the only one left to run against Obama. Heads I win and tails I win.

          • Michael

            Gary:

            I think that you just made several of my points far better than I could have made them.

            Michael

        • Shawna Vercher

          Can I add to this point that it’s not just the lack of tough questions or the ridiculously hypocritical attacks on other candidates. The other issue is a lack of journalism ethics on how and when they report certain stories.

          Case in point: Last week, when the Iowa Caucuses were set to start in about an hour, I started flipping through different news stations to get their take. Fox just HAPPENED to choose right then to run a “Romney Retrospective – The Man Behind the Candidate”. How is that not biased?

          • Michael

            Shawna:

            That is a very good point.

            Michael

          • Gary2

            The fact that you even watched fox tells me everything about low info right wingers.

          • Gary2

            Iowa Caucusas=roach motel

    • Gonzo

      I think some good points have been raised so far. I went back and slightly modified the article to make your points a little clearer.

      Yes, of course Obama does not “control” what these talk show hosts say, (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, CNBC, David Letterman, The View, any Sunday morning political show, etc).

      Yes, of course some of the talk show hosts toss some light criticism at Obama from time to time.

      But they simply do not go after Obama like they should be doing, nor will they.

      Obama is an extremely liberal candidate. He is basically a Democrat that is masquerading as a Socialist.

      But instead these talk show hosts seem to think that it is perfectly fine to vote for Obama.

      He did say “If things are not any better, I’ll be a one term President”.. well?

      • Gary2

        You are kidding right? I wish Obama was a socialist. He is way too much in the big business/wall street camp/conservative camp.

        The big complaint from those of us progressives is that he is WAY TOO CONSERVATIVE.

        He should be telling the repubes to go blank themselves and do more recess appointments and do an end run around the do nothing congress.

        I want Bernie Sanders to be president. If not him then Ralph Nader.

      • Robert Zraick

        Obama is a Democtrat to be sure, but in fact he is a Marxist Lenenist. Even if he was a socialist it would be no better.

        All these philosophies are one form of collectivism or another. Our country was founded upon indiviualism.

        Individualism always leads to freedom where collectivism always leads to slavery. You really need to educate yourself.

        I realize that you have been “educated” by the government school system, based on the Prussian model which is the same brainwashing system addopted by Germany.

        Their National Socialisn was the Nazi party.

        And the same German philosophies have corrupted the thinking in this country.

  • Colin

    Michael,

    The politics of our country has moved to the right of center. Thirty years ago, President Barack Obama would have been seen as a moderate Republican.

    For instance, President Obama’s plan is a modified version of a Republican proposal to the health care debate in 1993.

    I have no issues with Governor Romney being a moderate Republican. I like moderate Republicans, ex. former RNC chairman Michael Steele. My issues with the former governor is with his policies which I oppose.

  • Gary2

    Michael-WOW-I kid you not-I had the unfortunate chance to listen to local right wing AM hate monger Mark Belling the other day. He was praising Mitt and ripping on Newt. Many times I have heard this same host call Mitt a RINO and say how terrible he would be as a president and how he is not really conservative.

    Now that I read you post I now know why the tune has changed.

    WOW Michael perfect timing as I was wondering why Belling was praising Mitt.

    I have been telling people right wing hate radio is a bunch of entertainers leading the repubes to vote against their own self interests. I can’t even believe anyone cal stand listening to that trash. The callers are the dumbest people I have heard.

  • Gary2

    Here is the thing-The republicans do not give a rip about peoples silly conservative social agenda like gay marriage (how many repubes get caught up in gay sex scandals?), abortion etc. They simply say that so the extremely low information social conservatives will vote for them as they are getting the shaft financially.

    The silly social conservatives are nothing but cannon fodder for the rich. I can’t understand it as it is so obvious how they keep being shafted and to make matters worse they are actually bending over and asking for it.

    This is why I say the right is so low information.

    • knightowl77

      Gary….there is difference between “not caring” and wanting to be left alone…We do not want the government in our lives PERIOD. We want much much smaller government that will leave us alone…
      The states can then choose to do as much or as little as the people of that state want….If you want more government involvement in your life then you and people like you can move to the more socialist liberal states, while we conservatives will move to states with more personal liberty. Collapse the Federal Government to its constitutional responsibilities and leave the social engineering/welfare roles to the individual states….

      • Gary2

        You afe not making any logical sence-you do not want federal gov but state gov is ok?

        Sounds like a disconnect in thinking.

      • Gary2

        If conservative ideas were that much more virtuous than liberal ideas, then conservative parts of the country would have fewer social pathologies than the liberal parts of the country. They don’t. They are actually worse in that the “family values” red states have HIGHER rates of divorce and teen pregnancy than the liberal blue states.

        Not only have conservative ideas with respect to morality failed but the most conservative states in the country are also the poorest.

        This is data anyone can google and see forthemselves this is true. Sorry right wingers-your policies are a failure.

  • mark

    We need a President and Congress to make huge cuts in spending and the right kind of tax cuts to go with the spending cuts. But alas this will not happen. Americans are used to being on the government dole so in turn will not vote for anyone that will do the right thing. I would prefer Romney over Obama any day.

    • Michael

      A vote for Romney is basically the same thing as a vote for Obama.

      Can anyone point out to me where Romney has ever done anything conservative during his political career?

      Michael

      • Gary2

        Can anyone point out to me where Romney has ever done anything conservative during his political career?

        That is what makes mittens somewhat tolerable. I almost hope he wins and discredits the conservatives to the point that they are crushed for a generation or two.

        Go Mitt!

      • knightowl77

        No not 1 point, but he has promised to repeal ObamaCare before it takes effect…That is issue #1…I would rather vote for Ron Paul, but I will take anybody but Obummer if they plan on repealing that nightmare healthcare law….

        • Michael

          To me, what is far more important than what politicians say is what they do.

          Just remember all of the broken promises of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

          Mitt Romney promises to repeal Obamacare, but he was the one who forced Romney care down the throats of the people up in Massachusetts.

          And Mitt Romney is on record as saying that he plans to repeal “some” of Obamacare and keep the parts that are “good”.

          If you trust Romney then you are playing a losing hand.

          Michael

          • knightowl77

            Romney is NOT my first choice by a long shot. I am working to get Ron Paul the nomination. BUT Obama will NOT repeal Obamacare and Romney has promised to repeal it….Do I believe politicians’ promises? No, but if that is the only choice I have, then I will take the lesser of two evils….and for as long as I can remember we have only had the choice of the lesser of two evils or downhill at 100mph or downhill at 80mph?
            The process is broken and if we had a strong 3rd party conservative candidate then I would vote 3rd party…..
            In the meantime we have to work within the system that WE have created….

  • mondobeyondo

    Sooo… Mitt Romney still has a huge financial stake in Bain Capital, and Bain Capital owns a huge number of radio stations in the U.S.

    The pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are coming together.

    Ladies and gentlemen, your 2012 Republican presidential nominee… Mitt Romney!! A strong patriot! A proud Mormon! The family man every American family aspires to! He will stand for war! He will stand for peace! He will stand on his own two legs! Romney 2012!!

    (this campaign ad paid for by Goldman Sachs and Bank of America)

    • Gary2

      look also at the Boston Consulting debacle-he invented the formula for the vulture capitalism Newt is bashing him for doing. Bain is but a very small piece.

  • UnSavage

    I don’t listen to anyone but Savage. He is very good at degrading or ignoring Ron Paul. This finally makes sense. I will not be listening from thispoint forward or patronizing his advertisers!

    He’s a narcissistic, greedy, sell out POS!

  • dave

    Great article. The media also tries to destroy Ron Paul. Follow the money. We live in a sick world.

  • Chris

    Great article! This definatly points out a conflict of interest with these radio hosts. Of course it is difficult to prove that those talk show hosts favor Romney, but it is important to keep in mind who owns them while listening to what they say! They probably support Romney it in a very subtle way, which is much more effective than being obvious about it. If they were clearly pro Romney people wouldn’t trust there views as much.

    It reminds me of Italy. Berlusconi owns 3 television stations and while 3 stations may not sound like a lot, but until recently the majority of Italians watched only 7 channels as they didn’t have cable tv. He was elected president 3 times, and while president he also had control over 3 more channels that are owned by the government (so he was in charge of 6 out of the 7 tv stations not to mention the newspapers and other media outlets in his control).

    I’ve watched the Italian news on the stations he owns and it is very intelligent how they trick you into likeing Berlusconi. For example, while he was running for re-election they constantly talked about all the immigrants coming from Africa and what a problem they were. Then of course Berlusconi is the anti-immigrant candidate. So by swaying people to think the illegal immigration was more important than say the mafia and political corruption people voted for him. Berlusconi, for instance, is himself involved in many court cases, but this was rarely talked about during the election season.

    I don’t know if these are the same tatics used by these conservative radio hosts. I do know that the mainstream media continues to downplay Ron Paul’s candidacy and this is a clear sign of bias resulting undoubtably from some conflict of interest.

  • Dan

    That’s OK because Obama is a Republican posing as a Democrat. He has pursued most of repressive measures, and both wars, initiated by George Bush (the lesser). I like to think of Obama as Bush Lite. He’s made sure that the Patriot Act continues to impinge upon our freedoms. In fact, he’s added assassination, arrest and confinement of U.S. citizens without due process to the mix. He’s actually over shadowed President Bush when comes to pursuing the “war on terror”. It’s difficult for me to understand why so many people call him a communist. Our country is rapidly becoming a Fascist State, not a Communist State.

    In any case, Republican and Democrat administrations are just two side of the same coin anymore. Our government is controlled by the wealthy bankers and corporations, which are now considered to be persons. They just exercise a lot more influence, with whichever political party is currently in power, compared with the influence exercised by a human persons.

    So just put a big smile on your face when you cast your vote for Mitt Obama or Barack Romney. Heads or tails?

    • Dan

      Obviously, I need a better proof reader. Cursed by the public schools I suppose.

    • Michael

      Good point.

      The mainstream media would have us believe that Romney and Obama are polar opposites, but when you really examine them they are nearly identical in their policies.

      Millions of American voters are swayed by conservative talk radio, and if these talk radio hosts would truly attack Romney like he deserves to be attacked he would have a really hard time getting elected.

      Michael

    • Gary2

      It’s difficult for me to understand why so many people call him a communist. Our country is rapidly becoming a Fascist State, not a Communist State.

      Because they are low information fools who parrot fox news and rush and can not think on their own. The right calls everything they do not understand socialist or communist. This way they do not need to debate the facts because in reality they live in a fact free zone where all that matters is what AM hate radio says. Facts be damned

  • Dave

    …………..and this ladies and gentlemen is what we call FASCISM! Our gov’t is controlled by corporate interests (a.k.a. Corporatocracy)Our lives will continually be controlled by the Military/Industrial complex, unless Ron Paul becomes president. Say goodbye to freedom!

  • trank

    romney and rush and sean might have problems in terms of what it means to be a conservative and which minority to blame for this disaster but the important thing is they all work for the 1% and romney will go along with whatever the next war is that rush and sean are paid to lie us into.

    romney or bush, wouldn’t matter, we’d still have gone into iraq and the vulture capitalists would still be picking the bones of the US economy and the middle class. and anyone who can strap his dog to the car roof on a cross country drive is not a wimpy liberal.

  • Rowell

    And who said that you couldn’t buy an election?

  • Bob

    Will you compare these donors with the ones who give to and how much to the the democraps? Then
    compare what the talkshow people you listed say
    (not what “you heard” they said) to the talking
    left. Will you compare apples &apples?

    • Bob

      none

  • Dave

    “But they simply do not go after Romney like they should be doing.”

    SHOULD? To me it is pretty clear that the people who should be determining how to go after Romney on these shows are the hosts of these shows. To suggest that there is any connection to how they attack Romney (and they ALL do (except I don’t know about Savage, don’t listen to him) is connected to Bain is just silly.

    Look at the conservatives who have endorsed Romney: Ann Coulter, John Bolton, Nikki Haley…these are actual endorsements and are puzzling to me, but like the talk show hosts, if ANY of the Republican candidates get the nomination I would whole heartedly vote for them against Obama…even Ron Paul.

  • Rod Newbound

    I’ve listened very carefully to Rush over the past few months and he is not supporting Romney. There have been multiple cases of his pointing out Romney is not a Conservative with very detailed analysis of his present and past positions.

    I suspect you’ll also find most of the big money firms you list above are giving even more money to Obama. And they have done so in the past.

    • Michael

      Rod:

      I didn’t say that he is supporting Romney. But he is not attacking Romney nearly as much as he is attacking Obama.

      A lot of these talk show hosts are basically saying “well, he is not as conservative as we would like but he is going to be the nominee so let’s all get ready to rally around him to defeat Obama”.

      That is not a legitimate position for a conservative talk show host to take.

      Electing Romney would essentially be like giving another term to Obama.

      Michael

      • Gary2

        Michael-conservative talk show hosts are all buffoons. What do you expect?

  • knightowl77

    I think you can relax a bit…It was reported that Bain donated $34,000.00 to Romney’s campaign, but donated $76,000.00 to BHO….

    I also think that the talk shows you mentioned are more of the opinion that anybody but Obama so they only really attack Ron Paul….

    The establishment is only threatened by Dr Paul and his ideas…We need to donate and support Ron Paul.

  • Joe Bidenmytime

    This article is casting aspersions by connecting tenuous dots. By many accounts, Bush was a “Democrat” masquerading as a Republican. By no measure was he conservative. Bush was defended beyond what he deserved, yet he has no dots to Clear Channel.

    I have heard criticism of Romney and his flip flopping history and his lack of apology over Romneycare on Clear Channel stations. Sorry, this article is just not serious.

  • mondobeyondo

    Imagine President Romney making a speech in Berlin, announcing that “Ich bin ein Hamburger!”

    Angela Merkel gently taps him on the shoulder and whispers, “We’re in Berlin, not Hamburg.” But at least Romney knows there are 50 states in the U.S., not 57 like Obama once said.

    Yeah, we’re screwed.

  • Shirley

    How ridiculous is this article!! Obviously the writer does not listen to these shows! Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck…well, all of them EXCEPT Michael Savage have been against Romney. In 2008 they all endorsed him but this year…NO WAY. I have even sent them all their “statements” from 2008 asking them what changed! Last night, listening to Rusty Humphries, it got so bad I turned the radio off

  • mondobeyondo

    Shakira for President 2012. Her hips don’t lie.

  • mollyb

    It’s just you.

  • Cinderella Man

    Well that explains alot. I used to like Savage but no I think hes a big sellout like all the rest. When he started dissing Ron Paul and praising Romney, I knew that he had sold out. Borders, Language, Culture, Ha! What a shill. Im glad I woke up. My ex-fiance said I listen to that ass too much. I feel betrayed by Savage. I hope his longtime listeners will realize that he is a hack that wants America to be Israel’s lapdog forever. Down with the Savage Nation, Ron Paul revolution, give us back our Constitution!!!!!

  • Cinderella Man

    Michael Alan Weiner. I guess Savage sounds tougher. For years he railed agaist the bailouts, commies, Fed Reserve, and now he wants to support a white Obama. Im so disapointed in him I cant even begin to describe it. I hate to say it Gary2, but you are right on this one buddy, they are low info hacks. Im grateful for this site and INFOWARS because I have no place else to go!!!

  • http://none Lawrence

    In this era of big $$ in the campaign, I sure would hope the candidate (Romney) has enough of it ($$) not to be Hindered or slowed down by BHO’s $250 Mill raised so far. Radio talk show folks seem to respond to the audience, and if they lose that audience, they’re gone. So, let’s ask, What does the audience favor? — Meanwhile, use your money and go buy a radio station (or 20) if you don’t like what you hear. Good luck –

  • El Pollo de Oro

    AM neocon talk radio is nothing more than a mindless propaganda organ for the neocons. Who are the neocons? They aren’t “conservatives,” certainly not in the classic Barry Goldwater sense. Actually, they are really neo-fascists rather than “neo-conservatives.” They are the psychos who brought us the criminal Bush/Cheney cabal and the unconstitutional Patriot Act. They are the bastards who lied us into war in Iraq and gave us record deficits and the War on Drugs. They are thugs who believe in murdering brown people for the New World Order. They are the liars who have been trying to convince us that Ron Paul is evil.

    Well, Ron Paul has been proven right time and time again. He predicted that this country was heading for a major economic crash……check. He said that huge federal deficits and empire-building were unsustainable…….check. He said that the federal reserve was a cancer……check. He said that bailouts and corporate welfare would not cure a terminally sick economy…….check.

    Yet Rush “Pillhead” Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the brain-dead stooges who follow them are still claiming that Ron Paul is evil. But those of us who have critical thinking skills aren’t buying their fascist lies. The more the neocons of AM talk radio rail against Ron Paul, the more they show their true colors. And whenever a neocon Republican is more than happy to trash the Constitution, there are always some spineless Democraps who are more than happy to roll over and play dead.

    Welcome to the downfall of the Roman Empire, brought to you by the neocon fascists and the cowardly Democraps who have never mounted a real challenge to their evil.

  • Gary2

    All the progressives are voting for Mittens in the primary if they can. That way even if our side looses (we wont) we still have a good consolutation prize in Mitt!

    The worst thing would be for Ron Paul to go against Obama. Newt would also be a tough one, however, Mittens, Santorm (is that not some type of bodily fluid?)Perry Obama will mop the floor with them.

    Mittens for the republican nomniee!

  • Michael

    Those insisting that Michael Savage is anti-Romney are forgetting one thing.

    Savage made national headlines when he offered Newt Gingrich a million dollars to drop out of the race so that Mitt Romney would have a clear road to the nomination.

    Savage wrote the following on his own website….

    “Mitt Romney is the only candidate with a chance of defeating Barack Obama, and there is nothing more important than that for future health, safety, and security of the United States of America”

    • Gary2

      Michael-remember that facts mean nothing to the brain dead AM hate radio listners.

    • http://glblgeopolitics.wordpress.com/ Aurelius 7

      That’s because Newt is worse than Romney and has less of a chance of winning. Ironically you sourced a British tabloid website. The same country he was banned from for conservative “hate speech”. Why don’t you pull up the transcript from the rest of the show instead of just quoting one soundbyte over and over again? Again, you don’t even listen to his show or know what he’s about.

    • Gary2

      Michael Savage is a weiner!

      • mondobeyondo

        You mean like that congressman who resigned last year? Andrew Weiner? (or is his name Anthony Weiner? I forgot, it’s been a while)

        • Gary2

          Yep him also except that he sexted his weiner. What a dolt!

  • John

    Basically I was told by a relative of a DC insider that Obama is supposed to bring the economy “to it’s knees” back when he was elected. I didn’t believe it as I thought that the votes were counted but now that they are all electronic computer tabulated and Israel tech company run I am not so sure.
    Further I received joke clown cards from spook types when the Obama dude won. They seemed to be laughing as they wrote “Your man won”-war on terror over. Now I get it. Since the NDAA and now the internet laws I am getting really worried and see a really big diversion going down. The economy seems like it’s in this strange illusion of recovery yet they are doing all the wrong things. Further while the Iranians are now not supposed to be building a bomb, the military is sending troops to Israel/the gulf of Hormuz and Syria’s border. I suppose the depraved powers that be don’t mind that average Americans are suffering or maybe the plan is too make them so poor they will welcome work in slave labor camps for the so-called new economy.

  • JJ Cambell

    NO WAY its a smear and we should not pay attention. How about all the media msnbc ect ect lying for progressive marxists

  • BenjiK

    Hey Michael, long-time reader of the EC blog and as winter and the economy is taking it’s toll on available work, thought I’d check out some of your other websites.

    As it’s looking more and more like M. Romney will be the Republican nominee, and for all intensive purposes have a very good chance at becoming our next President, I can’t help but thinking Peter Townshend and the Who said it best:

    “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss….”

    Actually, the whole song, “Won’t get fooled again” is very fitting considering our present political climate, no?

    Thanks again for all your hard work, brother. God Bless……

    • Michael

      Thank you for the kind words.

      Hopefully people will realize that Romney is just a more experienced version of Obama.

      Michael

      • Gary2

        Michael-the fact that the vast majority of repubes vote against their own interests and become cannon fodder for the rich clearly shows that they do not think period, much less realize anything. They live in a fact free world.

        I would not hold my breath on that one.

  • Gary2

    Here is where I see the problem:

    Most (90%) conservative republicans are racists. Their racist hatred of Obama trumps their ideology, therefore they say “anyone but Obama” and readily get behind someone who is obviously not even close to a conservative. If I could live with Romney then you know he is not conservative.

    I know many conservatives like to think they are not racist, however, their code words give them away do their suppress the vote in poor black communities. Their “anyone but Obama” is so overtly racist it is obvious to anyone who can think for themselves, meaning anyone who is not a conservative.

    The definition of humility is to have an accurate view of yourself. Not of who you think you are but who you really are.

    In order for republicans to rid themselves of the racism they first need to admit what everyone can see, namely that they are racists.

    My mom used to say to not cut off your nose to spite your face. This is what I see repubes doing in their support for Romney AKA Mittens.

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    • knightowl77

      Bunk, hokum, bull manure…..
      If Obummer was white, it would still be anyone but Obummer…If Bernie Sanders was president, I would be saying anyone but Sanders….
      When Bush was prez you lib/socialists were yelling anyone but Bush…..

      Take that racist diatribe to the dump where it belongs…

      • mondobeyondo

        You do know Bill Clinton was the first black U.S. president, don’t you?

        Yeah, I didn’t believe it either.

      • Gary2

        hit a nerve did I? You know I am correct. Everyone knows thar not all republicnas are racsist but all racsists are republicnas. This is simply a fact.

        • Colin

          “You know I am correct”

          No you’re not. You should re-evaluate your way of thinking because it is severely flawed.

    • Colin

      You’re clueless and it shows you have a very false, sophmoric sense of wisdom. Every time someone doesn’t agree with a liberal it comes down to race. Its easy to see.

      Can’t two sides agree to disagree about policy without it coming down to race?

      Did Obama’s skin color help him get elected? If so, is that not racism?

      Do people overlook his in-competencies because of his skin color? If so, is that not racism?

      I could go on and on with this but you should can that garbage ASAP.

      • Gary2

        “Every time someone doesn’t agree with a liberal it comes down to race. ”

        That is because that is usally the case, they are racsists.

        • Colin

          You just made my case…..

  • Gary2

    If conservative ideas were that much more virtuous than liberal ideas, then conservative parts of the country would have fewer social pathologies than the liberal parts of the country. They don’t. They are actually worse in that the “family values” red states have HIGHER rates of divorce and teen pregnancy than the liberal blue states.

    Not only have conservative ideas with respect to morality failed but the most conservative states in the country are also the poorest.

    This is data anyone can google and see forthemselves this is true. Sorry right wingers-your policies are a failure.

    Some of this was taken from an article by David Brooks in the NYT.

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  • Gary2

    I just heard that Mitt wants to index the minimum wage to the inflation rate so it continues to keep pace with th3e cost of living.

    In looking into Mittens maybe he is not too bad. I would still rather have Obama who will be winning anyways but on the off chance mittens wins maybe that will not be the worst thing in the world. I heard on the radio one of the local progressives praising mittnes.

    Wow who would have thought there could be a semi sane republican. Miricles do happen! (too bad they do not happen to my bank account)

  • highspeedloafer

    Michael, I am a life long conservative republican, I was not supportive of Bush when he made his first run and not surprised any when he betrayed his party with so many liberal policy moves. I would never vote for Rominey, but was glad to see Gary2 in support of him. That sealed it for me. Maybe his support of Romney will awaken the rest of the republicans on this board. Thank you Gary2.

    • Gary2

      I am a life long conservative republican

      You have my deepest sympathy. How is life in a fact free world?

  • highspeedloafer

    WARNING: Democrats love Romney. Wake up South Carolina voters. Ron Paul 2012.

    • Gary2

      Ron racist paul-ain’t never gonna happen. Sorry Mittens is your sides guy!

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    The 2nd American revolution

  • Cinderella Man

    Mondo, His name was Anthony Wiener (pronounced WEE-NER) Savages real last name is Weiner (pronounced WHY-NER) either way Savage is suposed to make him sound like a badass. I mean could you imagine the WHY-NER nation? Im sick of the AM talk phonies. If you listen to Fatbaugh all he talks about is golf and his new gadgets, the sleep number bed, and of course bitching about democraps and how he a CON-servitave! Conservitive my ass! He is a globalist shill and has never worked a day in his life. Savage is no better, He talks about how much better he eats than you, how hes a functional alcoholic, his damn poodle Teddy, and of course rants about gays and illegals and yet what has he done or any of these blowhards done to help you, the average man? Truth is they dont give a shit about you, only themselves. Wake up. And Gary2, you are terrified of Ron Paul because he has the potential to steal Democrap and independent votes from your Uncle Barry. Alot of progressives are furious with Barry because he is eroding our civil liberties faster than Dumbya. Hes is a liar and a two face, and riddle me this, if RP is such a racist, then why has a BLACK man come forward about Dr Paul helping him and his WHITE wife back in the 60s with a troubled pregnancy when all the REAL RACIST doctors wouldnt? HUH? The facts got in your way again pal. Ron Paul is the only repub canidate that can effectively bring pissed off liberals and progressives to the election. The REAL TEA party was started by RP supporters before it was hijacked by the Koch brothers and turned into the neo-CON teabagging cheerleading section it is now. I get so angry when I hear mental midgets go on and on about the racist issue. Where were all you guilty white liberals that are bitching about 20 yr old newsletters when Barry Soetoro was listening to Jerimaiah White? That guy totally HATES WHITE PEOPLE!!! And Barry gets a pass because he had a D behind him, give me a break hypocrites! RON PAUL 2012!!!!

    • mondobeyondo

      Thanks for the clarification!

    • Colin

      Get to the point man…….I tried reading your post then went to the bottom and it made perfect sense you are a RP supporter….

    • Gary2

      “And Gary2, you are terrified of Ron Paul because he has the potential to steal Democrap and independent votes from your Uncle Barry”.

      Yep you are 100% correct. That is why I am so happy to see the republicans destroy him without us progressives needing to lift a fingure.

      Glad to see that Mittens is going to be your guy!

      Thanks but we just won the election and I am sure you know in your heart I am correct.

      Obama will be moving to the left finally as he will be a lame duck and does not need to worry about getting reelected.

      I have my monthly OFA 2012 (Obama For America) meeting tomorrow and I am sure we will be celebrating Obama’s reelection even though we will take nothing for granted.

  • mondobeyondo

    Well…
    looks like the remaining Republican candidates, and our incumbent Democratic President, are the best we’ve got.

    The Cream of the Crap. The Pick of the Kitty Litter.

    How much is a one-way ticket to Tahiti?

    (I’m joking)

  • Cinderella Man

    I meant Jerimiah Wright

  • William

    Romney is as phoney as the Obummer. But, Romney is the choice of the Illuminati/Bilderberger/Freemason crowd, and will likely be the next Prez.

  • Bonnie

    Ron Paul cult followers….SHUT UP ALREADY. You’re like friggin roaches. He’s not going to win nor will anyone who is against him miraculously turn to him because of anything you guys post. Actually, it’s because of you all that people are running the other way. Go away already and go finish up your drug induced Kool-aid.

  • Cinderella Man

    Screw you Bonnie, Thats why the media is terrifed of him and ignores him. But he is rising in the polls in S. Carolina and placed 2nd in New Hampshire. Im not going to silence my 1st admendment rights in supporting RP. Too bad for you this is still a free country unless mental midgets like yourself keep electing control freaks to the highest office. RON PAUL 2012 RON PAUL 2012 RON PAUL 2012. Go away already Bonnie and finish up your fluoridated kool-aid!

    • Colin

      You act like someone insulted your father. I think you’re on the Kool-aid.

  • mondobeyondo

    God Bless America!

    Excuse me, I need a moment to drink some Pepto Bismol.

  • REED RICHARDS

    Michael,

    You were on course, until those last sentences were written. Romney a “democrat” masquerading as a “republican”? Seriously? You say this as if there is some kind of difference in the two. Intelligent people know that there is not a dime’s worth of difference between either wing of the war party and the braindead minions that support them on things that matter. They fight over stupid stuff like gay marriage, abortion, school prayer and other such idiocies, but on the big issues of major consequence, there is no difference between Gingrich, Obama, Romney, John Insane McCain, Nancy Pelosi, so-called liberals and conservatives etc. etc. These are the core issues of consequence that both wings of the war party and the braindead masses called liberals and conservatives always agree on and the policies of which will last for eternity:

    1. Warfare and welfare state broken down as follows:

    A. War against the entire planet (along with the corresponding rising death toll)

    B. Freedom crushing Police State

    C. Banker Bailouts / corporate welfare

    D. Mass unemployment and poverty through job and wage destruction, and gov’t debt via welfare spending to keep the masses dependent on gov’t and henceforth “IN LINE”

    E. Bread and circuses society (through warfare and welfare state in which there can never be enough executions and wars along with food stamp debit cards) to distract the idiot masses from seeing the real agenda

    If I am wrong, please tell me the last time that legislation concerning these did not pass with overwhelming bipartisan war party support.

    ————————————————-

    The truth is that Mitt Romney is really a Democrat that is masquerading as a Republican. When you closely examine his record, he is very similar to Obama.

    There is no way in the world that any self-respecting conservative should ever cast a single vote for him.

    But right now Mitt Romney is running away with the race for the Republican nomination.

    If Republicans can be fooled this badly, is there any hope for the future of the Republican Party?

  • Cinderella Man

    Aww whats the matter Colin? Are you an Obama bot? I dont take it personally. Its not even worth wasting my time replying back to you.

  • Cinderella Man

    BTW, Colin If active duty military, people that treasure freedom and small, limited govt. and oppose illegal wars and the police state are drinking the proverbial “kool-aid” then I guess we are. But its better to be awake and aware then a stupid sheep that is cannon fodder for the elite. I feel sorry for you pal. They live you sleep. Put on the sunglasses buddy.

    • Colin

      Wrong on all counts, try again.

      Don’t be so quick to judge someone who doesn’t agree with your post. I’m very aware and ready for what’s going on (probably more so than 95+%). RP isn’t the answer as everyone who believed in Obama “08 believed……that’s all I’m saying. If you are so quick to judge me based on that, then….well….

      BTW: You replied twice so I guess it was “worth you time.” Again, RP supporters act like their father was insulted if they aren’t agreed with. You prove my point.

      • Bill Bellamy

        That may be all you’re saying, but you’re also not defending your position with anything resembling supporting evidence. If you’re going to make such a claim, where is your supporting evidence?

        You tend to prove a point most Ron Paul supporters are aware of in the opposition, as well: someone who makes sweeping comments about Ron Paul in the negative but when it comes to supporting those opinions they just resort to a different ad hominem attack.

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    “”Mitt Romney is the only candidate with a chance of defeating Barack Obama, and there is nothing more important than that for future health, safety, and security of the United States of America”

    Again, we come back to “beat the other guy no matter what”, who cares about morals,etc…..God makes clear in scripture, honor and obey Him or suffer……it is not about who is a “R” or not……the ‘anyone but….” has not done anything good andm uch bad….

  • Gary

    Sorry, to all you conspiracy theory and bilderberg believers who think with such limited “tunnel vision” as to proclaim that just following a money trail will lead you to the truth, and that the fate of the world is in the hands of the elite rich. How feeble to believe the greatest power that can be exercised in this world is that of money!

  • _Underscore

    “We have two parties, but we don’t have the right two parties. We have one party that is a good party if you’re defending banks, credit card companies, big agriculture, pharmaceutical lobby. That would be the Democrats. And then on the other side, we have a fringe party of religious lunatics, flat-earthers, and Civil War reenactors who call themselves…They call themselves the Republicans, and they take their orders from Rush Limbaugh. And they think Obama is a socialist. Socialist? He’s not even a liberal. What we need is a progressive party in this country. We don’t have it.” (Bill Maher)

    • Colin

      Ok……interesting quote from a moron who supports SOPA

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  • ava green

    I’ve been exposing this for months now. Glad to see it’s getting some air time.

    BTW, this isn’t about Ron Paul! It’s about an election being bought.
    And, to the person who was downing “Republicans”…… guess you didn’t notice that Mitt is a liberal and a Democrat running as Republican.

  • Kyle

    Anybody who rots their eardrums and brains out by listening to people like Beck, Limbaugh, Savage or their liberal-gatekeeper rivals automatically lose respect from me in any debate.

  • J. Peterson

    Andrea Mitchell just sent out a tweet on Twitter about Rush Limbaugh’s financial connections to Bain. BIG story.

  • Bill2Last

    Oh, I so agree with the comments citing instances of “anti-Republican” activities on ClearChannel-owned shows. They are correct. Money has nothing to do with politics. Rrrrrrrright.

  • JohnS

    The ‘Overton Window’ in action. The Globalists give us Barry then offer Mittins. It is not possible for conservatives to take over the Republican Party as it does not exist as an independent party, just the ‘R’ flavor of the Globalist Party. Third party is here, starting with the congress so neither the ‘R’s or ‘D’s have a majority. That’s a start until the third ‘Constitutional Freedom Party’ for example, will become a majority. Very soon these ‘Puppet Parties’ will destroy our constitution through UN Treaties which when ratified by the puppet senate, will over ride the constitution and become the law of the land.

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  • http://ekbrinson@suddenlink.net Elizabeth Brinson

    Can anyone give me an answer about the percentage of radio and TV stations owned by people or organizations of the Republican or Democratic persuasion. We hear of the liberal media or the conservative media………..what is the truth?

  • Sharon Hansen

    I didn’t read all the comments but as many as I had time for. I must say, this is the most decent group I’ve run across. On many of the places where comments are made, there is so much vile hatred and cursing, it really doesn’t matter what a person says. That’s a real turn off for me. If someone has a good point to make, it can be made without cursing and I think this is a good group since I didn’t see any of that. So thank you all for that.

  • Bud Connell

    So what’s the big deal? The democrats-socialists de facto “own” NBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, The NYT, The WP, CBS, and several thousand other media outlets. Now, Conservative Americans have a little balance, although not yet enough.

  • ect

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  • Steven Bannister

    So Bain Capital owns Clear Channel – so what? They are a financial services company that purchased it as an investment in 2008. Conservative talk shows on Clear Channel were already WELL ESTABLISHED by then, Bain simply bought it because it was making money. And it wouldn’t be making money if people weren’t listening to it!

    By the way, I never hear folks on the Left complain that ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and 80% of all major media conglomerates are owned or controlled by a tiny minority of self-avowed liberal Jews. That’s a FACT and yes, that ownership influences how we receive our information on politics and how Americans perceive the world, especially the Middle East.

    So a tiny community of liberal Jews basically run every single TV channel, all of Hollywood and most of Madison Avenue – yet heaven forbid, a group of gasp! -white conservatives! -own some AM radio stations where average Americans are allowed to call in and voice their opinions…..the horror!