I recently had Ann Coulter on my radio show which airs on Sunday nights on KRLA 870 out of Los Angeles. Ann is a conservative political commentator, author, and syndicated columnist, well-known for her right-wing political opinions and the controversial ways in which she defends them. Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot” and, unlike “broadcasters,” does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced.”
We had a great conversation that night about the recent elections and the ramifications of the historic Republican seat pickup in the House. I am so impressed with the willingness that Ann has to attack tough issues that many pundits would never approach. We need more people like her who are willing to take unpopular positions and stand behind them.
Ann is an American patriot who is not afraid to take on the establishment or voice an opinion that is unpopular or politically incorrect. When given the opportunity to book Ann for the inaugural event of my new venture, the Liberatore Lecture Series, I jumped at the chance. Like me, Ann is fed up with the way that government has been treating Americans and our constitution. We are not an ATM or a get-out-of-jail-free card for politicians needing to appeal to their constituency with pet projects. In the past, the cost of pork projects and earmarks were described in the millions, now they are billions and trillions. Like all of you, I’m tired of footing the bill.
Recently, Ann was criticized for expressing her opinion on Twitter regarding President Obama. The story was picked up by a liberal blog site and Ann was raked over the coals. The author also encouraged his readers to go out and try to keep me from having Ann take the stage and give her lecture on the 15th. Needless to say, I’m not going to give in to bullying. If anything, I am ecstatic to be hosting someone who is so willing to put her reputation on the line for the sake of her beliefs.
Whatever your political leanings, no one can deny that our nation is struggling. Unemployment is staggering, the deficit is soaring and people are unhappy. The elections last week only confirm the fact that we need to do something differently.
So please, join me, Rick Amato, Brad Dacus, Robert Davi and Ann Coulter on November 15th at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda as we discuss all the issues facing America and how to take action to restore liberty to America.
Please go to www.liberatorelectureseries.com to purchase tickets.
After their slaughter last week at the hands of the American people, Democrats are scratching their heads, wondering what possibly could have happened. After all, just two years ago, they were riding high, having scored the White House with the most radical, Far-Left guy to have ever won the highest office in the land, and huge majorities in Congress.
Todd Ricketts, a member of the new ownership of the Chicago Cubs, recently donned a disguise to work menial jobs at Wrigley Field during a summer homestand for the CBS reality series, Undercover Boss. His assignments included posting numbers manually in the centerfield scoreboard, working on the field with the groundcrew, and cleaning stadium toilets.
Now that elections are over many people are going to jump straight into analyzing the races, who did what right/wrong and what we can expect from this new House and Senate. There will be plenty of time for that in the next weeks and months, but I want to take a quick time-out to talk about something very close to my heart.
Last weekend at the UCLA-Arizona football game, I had the opportunity as a sponsor to speak to 600 children in the Lift Up America program. For those of you not familiar with LUA, it is a non-profit humanitarian organization that encourages and educates underprivileged youth while providing them opportunities with leading corporations, sports teams, media groups and other non-profits. The whole idea behind LUA is turning these amazing kids into ‘ambassadors of compassion,’ who go back into their neighborhoods and share the things that they have learned with their peers.
The kids were at the game to celebrate their completion of the first level of training, during which they helped clean up city parks, remove graffiti, created a recreation center out of an abandoned building and some of them even returned to school after dropping out. To celebrate their accomplishments, as Ambassadors of Compassion, they were awarded diplomas at pre-game tailgate party and got to run across the field before taking their seats and enjoying the game.
I was personally so encouraged to see so many people going out of their way to help others and it just reinforced in my mind what a great country we live in. After the last few months of political wrangling, I am exhausted from the negativity that surrounds us at election time. I know for some, the result of these elections will bring great joy; for others, dismay. I think we can all agree that regardless of how we lean politically, we can certainly do better as human beings.
I speak only for myself when I say that it is all too easy to expect others to get involved. All too often, the “others” is the government. I can guarantee you that as a community, we can be far more efficient and caring than any government bureaucracy could ever be.
Wake me up when Obama is bombing Israel. That’s what I told my husband the night Obama won the presidency. I essentially tuned out of politics that day, having little interest in charting every step along the path to the destruction that we non-Obama voters predicted.
Before she was elected British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher grew increasingly appalled by the suffocating statism inflicted upon the United Kingdom by the socialists and progressives. High unemployment, recession, industrial collapse, growing entitlements and debt, higher taxes, and a dispirited people: these were not qualities of the once-great British people. She set out to restore the natural free-market economic dynamism that had been nearly killed off by an oppressive state.
In making cuts to my already too-long exposé about the friend of terrorists, Republican Senate candidate Joe DioGuardi who on Tuesday deservedly lost 37% to 61%, one of the items that was cut appears below.
To paraphrase Golda Meir, the world will make headway against international Islamic terrorists when it – the Muslim world in particular – learns to value its own people more than it hates Israel and the Jews.
In an electoral tidal wave, Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives. They made big gains in the Senate, but did not wrest control from the Democrats. Harry Reid won his re-election battle, and he will likely remain the Senate Majority Leader.
I cannot wipe the smile off my face. Once again it was proven that far from being broken, the American people make sure that the system works beautifully. Two years ago Americans decided to take a foolish chance on an inexperienced young man called Barack Hussein Obama. They have paid for it dearly. But after two years, the American system sagely provides an opportunity to take out a restraining order thereby limiting the damage that can be wrought by a mistakenly chosen president.
Jon Stewart, as part of his recent Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Keep Fear Alive to celebrate ‘moderation’ and ’sanity’, asked Cat Stevens to perform as the person who ‘pulls us back to sanity’. Cat Stevens converted to Islam years ago and took the name Yusuf Islam. He supported the call to assassinate Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses, and more recently said he agrees with stoning women to death for adultery.
Yesterday, the state of Oklahoma approved a referendum banning the application of sharia law. Various Islamic representatives called this fear-mongering that would hurt Muslims; I call it an excellent idea.
With 78 percent of Jewish voters going for President Obama in the 2008 election despite his tendency to trivialize Jewish-Americans’ concerns about Israel’s security, is it any mystery that during the past two years, the U.S. President has repeatedly sought to de-legitimize Jewish communities in the West Bank, and even in Jerusalem? Even more important, by all appearances, he is leaving Israel to deal with Iran alone. Of course, Congress has passed tough sanctions, but most observers agree such sanctions are coming years too late to arrest Iran’s nuclear program.
One of the most important votes in this most interesting of elections doesn’t offer a choice between two candidates for office. Instead, it’s a policy referendum that gives voters the chance to decide between two competing visions of government. The vote on California’s Proposition 23 will decide whether the state’s government can impose a draconian tax on all economic activity in response to activists’ dreams, or, instead, recognize that public policy must first acknowledge reality.