“Everybody matters to this movement online and in person”
There were may good speeches at the Right Online conference, including Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin.
I particularly liked Hugh Hewitt’s speech, and his emphasis on how we each play an important role in the movement:
“Every day is a new day online and every barrier to entry is down… I want to stress that everyone here matters a great deal. In the absence of hierarchy in the overthrow of the old gatekeepers, we are all gatekeepers.”
He also emphasized the deterioration of our military under Obama in ways we hardly see, and how cooperation within the conservative movement makes us all stronger.
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I like Hugh Hewitt.
I especially liked him when he had my old high school classmate and editor of the school newspaper (Luke was a feature writer), who is now the L.A. Times’s media critic, on his show and absolutely demolished him. Exposed him for the biased hack he is.
I like him, too.
Not always do I like what he says, but I always enjoy watching his mind work. He’s a fine thinker.
Senator Mitch McConnell gave a speech at AEI about the assault on free speech and the first amendment both inside the Obama administration and by outside actors. He’s a rather dull speaker but the substance is pretty important.
If you can’t listen to it all, American Glob has broken out what it considers the more important parts:
Am I the only one that does not like Hugh Hewitt? This guy has been nothing but an inside the belt way hack and lapdog for Romney since day one. He’s part of the elite establishment republican party that believes Romney DESERVES the party nomination. He went out of his way to demean and belittle the REAL conservative choices we had, such as Cain, and never called out the MSM for their botched attempts at impugning their character.
Hugh may be a good thinker, but I’ll continue to prefer The Great One, Mark Levin, for my drive home.
I think Hugh Hewitt is more interested in promoting Hugh Hewitt than he is in promoting real conservatism. I guess he figured that if Romney got the nomination, he’d be able to unload that garage full of Romney’s books.
l’ve listened to H.H. on & off for about 10 years. He can make you say “right on” , & 30 mins. later piss you off. He is one of the best interviewers out there , he is a long time Romney flack. One reason l suspect is he has a storage shed full of unsold copies of ‘A Morman in the White House.’ He is a party insider but he is capable of consorting with tea party types. He is funny but his funny can be tedious. . . l am from Colo. Our last election was a trainwreck. The party regulars sabotaged several of our tea party driven candidates. A regional talk powerhouse , Mike Rosen was one behind a 3rd party candidate for Gov. Despite his mantra of party over person. Hugh called that manuver out for what it was.
But let’s be honest, Tancredo is no establishment republican. The Hick was going to win no matter what.
HH is still a hack for the Party. He wants to sell books and ad time. Calling out Rosen meant nothing. Party does trump person, and Tancredo was the viable republican in the race.
Quicksilver : lf you read this : Your 1st & 2nd paragraphs contradict. ln para. 1 you concede that Hiknloopr was going to win. ln para. 2 you say Tancredo was the only viable candidate in opposition. Points 1. No republican was going to win with the insiders blowing up the chosen nominee. 2. Those same insiders more subtly undermined the Buck campaign from the outset giving buttknucle Bennett the path he ran to victory. l mostly agree with you on H. H. Re: Rosen , l concede he is very smart. l also am not deluded by him & see him for what he is.
2ndhand: Sometimes I short while typing on the phone. Fact is, the Colorado party F’ed it up pretty bad two years ago. Hick is nothing but a dog and pony show, which won him the governor spot. He was ambivalent as mayor, and has done nothing as gov. I mean, when your plan to “solve” homelessness in Denver is installing parking meters that do the change collecting, you’re nothing but an empty suit.
Tancredo was the only viable candidate. Take the 16% Maes got along with some voters who were just sick of the republican party and its games, and we have a conservative as governor.
As for HH, he’s an establishment hack. He tries to fit in with the beltwayers, and living on the left coast deludes his mind.
With Rosen, he at least admits his bias.
Of all the speakers speeches there at RightOnLine, I most loved and enjoyed Hugh Hewitt’s. He touched 9 out 10 points I wanted to hear and he did it with the right perspective and attention. He mentioned almost to verbatim some of my blogging and posting points. It was like someone in the bloggersphere were reading what I have said many times, and relaying and including them in their speeches, not to say anything was stolen, just making a conscience note.
Hugh was extremely concise, articulate, insightful, and is one who sees it and gets it, as he hit the major issues and points with accuracy and precision, and with inclusiveness of and for all of us online as a team.
I just felt Hugh hit the nail right on the head for most everything that was and is important to me and to so many other Reagan conservatives in the internet world that concerns us all in the real physical world circumstances that we now find ourselves in.
Hugh made me feel like I was part of his team, apart of “the” team, and not an outsider trying to make my points of importance and being either ignored or banned for it.
Thank You Hugh Hewitt, as a staunch Reagan Tea Party Conservative and a retired US Military person, you are now my new Breitbart internet hero and leader on top of so many others I admire and appreciate like Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, William Jacobson, etc..
But if that is so, then the cognitive dissonance in Hewitt’s brain must shortly be going to fry it up.
Because Mitt Romney has been fighting all things Ronald Reagan since Daddy George started the fight at the 1968 Republican convention.
So if Hewitt can line up shilling for Mitt Romney to the point of literally writing the book on Mitt, for at least 4 years now, with Ronald Reagan’s ideology and strong principled actions, then he’s a bigger contortion artist than ever walked the planet.
Qwkslvr – T.P.Ptr4evr The 3 of us will agree 2 disagree. We all want 2 throw Obma under the bus & see him wrapped around the driveshaft. Pax.