Skip to comments.Hugh Hewitt Endorses RINO: Sacrificing Principles for a Win?
Posted on 05/15/2009 7:18:50 AM PDT by chicagolady
Wednesday evening in the Chicagoland area Conservatives attended and event they thought would be an entertaining and informative. Three popular Conservative nationally recognized Talk show hosts were taking questions about Obamas First Hundred Days in office. The Salem Broadcasting Corporation has been hosting a 12-city national tour.
What they got was a shameless promotion of an Illinois RINO candidate courtesy of Hugh Hewitt.
Well give Mr. Hewitt a break, maybe he was auditioning to be Mitt Romneys spokes person for National Council for a New America. Hugh officially anointed Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL) as the best candidate for the Illinois Senate Primary.
Thanks Hugh, why dont you let the folks in Illinois decide if they want yet another Republican in Name Only in office, who has the same exact agenda as Democratic Senator Roland Burris has.
Mark Kirk supports the unconstitutional hate-crime legislation. Mark also intends to disarmlaw abiding Americans. In fact here are some of KIRKS record on other key issues.
In 2005, Citizens for Global Solutions gave Representative Kirk a rating of A.
In 2006, the National Rifle Association assigned Representative Kirk a grade of F.
Based on information available in 2006, Sierra Club chose to endorse Representative Kirk.
Based on information available in 2006, Planned Parenthood chose to endorse Representative Kirk.
Representative Kirk voted their preferred position of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 100% in 2002.
Representative Kirk supported the interests of the NARAL 100% in 2005.
Representative Kirk supported the interests of the National Council of La Raza 100% in 2004.
And lastly Mark Kirk a veteran himself, has a problem with honoring and supporting our Veterans.
Illinois' Troops & Veterans Deserve Better Than Mark Kirk
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Very good thread. I wasn’t aware of most of this, and Kirk is def. a RINO. He’s probably taking the name of Republican because he couldn’t get it up, ah , sorry, get up in the already controlled Chicago Democratic structure.
Hugh Hewitt is a weasel, vastly overrated as a radio guy, he has that smarminess of a liberal, frankly. The arrogance with nothing of substance behind it or justifying it. Sorry, Hugh, you’re a RINO, and you continue to prove it with each passing day.
Did Cisco (Cotto) weigh in on the Hewitt “endorsement”?
Easy now, folks. I mean, what’s wrong with an utter disregard for principle if it can lead to a win. After all, the selling out of our beliefs rewarded us with Arlen Specter, Lincoln Chaffee, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe....If we had stubbornly refused to betray the nation and the American people, why, terrible things might have happened. Liberals could have been elected. Right?!
Has a conservative announced, or is Kirk’s charisma, media manufactured of course, scaring them off?
As a logical person myself, I cannot explain it nor can I claim to understand it, but it is definitely a fact.
The likeability factor carried Bush over Kerry just as it carried ObaMao over McCain with this group. McCain's pathetic debate performance (My friends, this, my friends, that) versus ObaMao's polished debate performance was a huge factor as well.
While it is true that the feeeeelers tend to be easily swayed by the enemedia, the point is that a RINO is not going to win them over, unless it is a RINO with greater likeability and communication skills. In which case a conservative with greater likeability and communication skills will work just as well on this demographic AND will inspire the base.
I'd estimate that the feeeeelers make up a solid majority of the mushy middle, perhaps even as much as two-thirds. And while a portion of that group can be influenced by logic and idealogy, just as a portion of we logical thinkers can be influenced by feelings, these are going to take a back seat.
America, by and large, did not reject conservatism in 2008; they rejected a lousy RINO salesman.
Mark Kirk is my congressman and I have consistently voted for him. He is to the left of the conservative movement, but far to the right of the union Democrat (Dan Seals) who has run very close races against him. I would rather have a centrist Republican than another (far leftie) like Jan Schackowski in the House. She’s in the neighboring district.
A conservative that satisfies the Freeper audience cannot win this purple district or any statewide offices in Illinois.
Can anyone name the last statewide office held by a conservative? Don’t say “Peter Fitzgerald”. He was a libertarian who only beat Carol Mostly Fraud because he had his own (family) money. When Fitz retired after a single term, due to lack of popular support (including conservatives ) we got ... (wait for it) ... BARACK OBAMA.
Rosanna, what percentage of the vote did you get in your last run for office? IIRC, it was under 40%. Yeah, that’s who we need to be listening to in Illinois.
Look at this disgrace...
A VETERAN throwing VETERANS UNDER THE BUS!!
RINO alert addition N to all RINOs. “CRIST No” to ours in Florida. Push for Marco Rubio, Conservative.
No to your KIRK...
With a month to campaign, going against the Mayor Richard Daley Obama Machine I got 40% of the vote in the Suburbs,
How many people Voted for YOU ARM CHAIR WARRIOR?
BTW, I think that Hewitt has always been a RINO, so this doesn't surprise me in the least.
Wow! That much in the suburbs. If you counted the city, that might put you at about 15-20%. Even Don and /or Roma could do better. You obviously did not impress anyone in your interview on their radio show. It is obvious that the alternative Rosanna provides is about as likely to win in Illinois as Ron Paul is to become POTUS. Keep trying to sabotage people like Mark Kirk. Soon we will have 100% Democrats running and/or representing the State of Illinois.
I was curious whether he would “bite the hand that feeds him”. Guess not.
Looks like neocon1984 is solidly in the “any R who will WIN” column. You get what you vote for...
Ok Mr. ARM CHAIR WARRIOR
Federal “Hate Crimes” Bill a Money-Making Scheme According to Homosexual Activist
Mark KIRK promotes Hate Crime Legislation
My very first post here at FR was saying pretty much the same thing,
Hugh Hewitt is always working to massage his audience just a little more to the left no matter what the year or what the issue.