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  • Fred Thompson Stars in Ad for Conservative House Candidate

    10/28/2009 12:00:43 AM PDT · by kingattax · 19 replies · 1,329+ views ^ | October 27, 2009 | Stephanie Condon
    Fred Thompson, the former senator and candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, is upping the ante in the inner Republican party battle over the special election in New York's 23rd congressional district by starring in an ad for Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate. Thompson, who first endorsed Hoffman last month, has recently been joined by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in endorsing him over the Republican Party nominee, Republican State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava. The election, which happens a week from today, is being held up as a case study of the current conflict...
  • Fred Thompson: 'Send Washington A Message' By Voting Hoffman

    10/27/2009 9:00:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies · 1,322+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/27/2009 | Elizabeth Benjamin
    Former US senator, 2008 presidential contender and "Law & Order" star Fred Thompson stars in a new TV ad for NY-23 candidate Doug Hoffman in which he urges voters to "send a message to Washington" by voting for the Conservative nominee. Thompson, who was among the first national pols to endorse Hoffman, has a history with the New York Conservative Party. In January 2008, state Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long called Thompson his "favorite candidate" and hinted at an early endorsement. This was a snub to the hometown GOP contender, Rudy Giuliani, which isn't so surprising, since Long and the...
  • Fred Thompson's new ad for Doug Hoffman in NY-23

    10/27/2009 5:37:30 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 8 replies · 892+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | October 27, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Ol' Fred, along with a long list of real-deal Conservatives, including Sarah Palin, has previously endorsed Doug Hoffman. Now Thompson is putting his mouth where his money is. And despite the fact that the NRCC is throwing $200,000.00 - $300,0000.00 at this race to get Dede Scozzafava elected, Hoffman has has own haul of cash.
  • The New York 23 Race - Fred Thompson vs. Michael Steele

    10/21/2009 3:04:48 AM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies · 1,175+ views
    Jawa Report ^ | 10/19/2009 | Ragnar Danneskjold
    RedState, Michelle Malkin and many others have been doing outstanding work covering the race in New York's 23rd Congressional District. If you haven't been following it, the race in NY-23 has Fred Thompson, Club for Growth and Bill Kristol on one side, Newt Gingrich, Daily Kos and Michael Steele on another side, and Bill Clinton and Barack Obama on yet another side. In short, it's a free-for-all. Much like the earlier Toomey v. Specter fight in Pennsylvania and the ongoing Crist v. Rubio fight in Florida, the fight in New York 23 represents another hard-fought battle for the soul of...
  • Institutional Loyalty vs. Individual Loyalty (NY Special Election)

    10/19/2009 10:07:21 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 2 replies · 346+ views
    NRO Campaign Spot ^ | October 19, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Monday, October 19, 2009 HORSERACE, NEWT GINGRICHInstitutional Loyalty vs. Individual LoyaltyFred Thompson has endorsed Conservative party nominee Doug Hoffman over Republican Dede Scozzafava in New York's special election, and one of Fred's guys offers me some thoughts in response to my earlier post. I agree with you whole heartedly, but would add one beat to your item:  I have no problem with the RNC or NRCC backing whomever the locals have picked (I think there is a story there as to how Dede made the cut, and by the way, I'm not surprised that Hoffman, given his low key demeanor...
  • The Importance of Doug Hoffman (NY-23 special)

    10/16/2009 8:09:34 PM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies · 2,009+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/15/2009 | Jeri Thompson
    So Democrats finally got a Republican to sign on to their health care bill that will saddle Americans taxpayers with more than $2.8 trillion in debt over the next 20 years... The best example of this is up in the special election to fill the House seat vacated by moderate Republican Rep. John McHugh. Republican Party bosses in upstate New York and the National Republican Congressional Committee may have thought it a good idea to put liberal state Rep. Dede Scozzafava on the Republican line. But as Politico reports, conservatives -- and even many Republicans -- aren't eating that dog...
  • Gingrich endorses Scozzafava in NY-23 race ('Future of the party')

    10/16/2009 10:34:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 173 replies · 5,975+ views
    The Hill ^ | Oct. 16, 2009 | Tony Romm
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) may have stepped into a political quagmire after endorsing a moderate New York Republican's special election bid. A host of GOP leaders have tried to distance themselves from the ongoing showdown between Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, a centrist Republican, and Doug Hoffman, the local Conservative Party's candidate. But Gingrich offered his perspective to the three-way contest for now-Army Secretary John McHugh's vacant seat on Friday when he became one of only a handful of conservative Republicans to openly back his party's struggling candidate. “The special election for the 23rd Congressional District is an important test...
  • Sen. Fred Thompson Shares "Four Words He Would Like to Hear from President Obama" - Video

    09/16/2009 3:00:11 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 27 replies · 1,472+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio / video of former Sen. Fred Thompson on his radio show today sharing several sets of "four words he would like to hear from President Obama." (Video)
  • Fred Thompson: Obama "Has a Mean Kind of Undercurrent, Partisan Kind of Approach to Things" - Audio

    09/10/2009 5:30:27 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 943+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 10, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is audio of Fred Thompson today talking to Byron York about President Obama's speech on Health Care, and Health Care legislation in general. York pointed out that there are 36 Republican bills that have been written on Health Care. GOP Legislators took the printed out bills to the speech last night and held them up when President Obama was speaking. Fred and York talked about how Obama has been saying Republicans have offered no alternatives to what Obama and the Democrats have proposed. York said Republicans are really put out that Obama is acting like "August never happened," referring...
  • Brian Dennehy, Fred Thompson to star in film shooting at Crossroads Village

    08/30/2009 12:48:52 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies · 1,287+ views
    The Flint Journal ^ | 08/29/2009 | Elizabeth Shaw
    FLINT, Michigan -- Don't rub the stars from your eyes: you really might see award-winning actor Brian Dennehy chatting up fellow star Fred Thompson at Gillie's Coney Island in Genesee Township or Blackstone's in downtown Flint. The pair have signed on to two of the leading roles in "Alleged," a new movie on the historic Scopes Monkey Trial being shot at Crossroads Village starting Sept. 14. Dennehy will portray Clarence Darrow and Thompson will play William Jennings Bryan in an original screenplay (not a remake of the Spencer Tracy classic) about the famous courthouse battle over evolution. Names have not...
  • Who torpedoed Fred Thompson in Iowa?

    08/27/2009 10:21:54 AM PDT · by TexasGunRunner · 150 replies · 4,980+ views
    Vanity | 27 August 2009 | Question
    Back during the 2008 Iowa Cacuses, a rumor was circulated the night before that Fred Thompson was going to pull out of the race. During an interview the next day, Thompson said he knew who was behind it, but refused to discuss beyond saying it cost him "a couple of points". I understand during the election, nobody was going to admit who did it, certainly not until after November. OK, November came, went, and now the socialist-in-chief has everybody distracted, so, I ask: who did it?
  • Could and Shoulda....Where do "Fredheads" go now?

    08/24/2009 12:38:35 PM PDT · by brewferr · 67 replies · 3,221+ views ^ | 8/24/2009 | Brewferr
    So here we were in 2007 worrying about who would take the Reagan "mantle of conservatism" forward. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul and others were already in the race to become the next GOP nominee for president. And you know what? Conservatives were freaking out! Was this really the crop we had to choose from? None of these guys, with the exception of maybe Duncan Hunter or to an extent Ron Paul, really understood what conservatism was. Then a grassroots draft campaign was initiated to bring someone into the race that really understood...
  • Exclusive: Fred Thompson on health-care reform

    08/18/2009 2:42:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | August 18, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    In a Hot Air exclusive, radio host and former Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson writes about the end-of-life provisions in versions of Barack Obama’s health-care reform plan. Thompson helped to tee up the “end of life counseling” issue several weeks ago, and since then been addressing the various mischaracterizations, which the left has attempted to use to do to citizens’ concerns about the health care issue what “end of life counseling” would do for some Americans. Here is the latest installment. As the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress grow weary of the voices of opposition that arose from...
  • Exclusive: Fred Thompson on health-care reform

    08/18/2009 2:48:39 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 5 replies · 432+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 08/18/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    In a Hot Air exclusive, radio host and former Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson writes about the end-of-life provisions in versions of Barack Obama’s health-care reform plan. Thompson helped to tee up the “end of life counseling” issue several weeks ago, and since then been addressing the various mischaracterizations, which the left has attempted to use to do to citizens’ concerns about the health care issue what “end of life counseling” would do for some Americans. Here is the latest installment.
  • LA's KGIL revamps its talk lineup, plays more music (& Ingraham to KFWB)

    08/18/2009 12:14:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies · 1,717+ views ^ | 08/18/09 |
    Following the departures of Talk Radio Network syndicated hosts Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage & Jerry Doyle, Mount Wilson FM-owned KGIL-AM (1260) has a new-look talk lineup. The syndicated Glenn Beck now moves into morning drive from 6am-9am, followed by Fred Thompson from 9am-11am. For now, KGIL will re-broadcast Thompson’s show from 11am-1pm, In the afternoon, it’s the syndicated Dr. Dean Edell and Larry King for one hour apiece, and Lars Larson from 3pm-5pm. KGIL will play music from 5pm to midnight. Ingraham will move to CBS-owned KFWB-AM (980). Both Doyle and Savage are currently off Los Angeles radio for now.
  • Talk Radio Campaign Frightening Seniors

    08/01/2009 7:58:30 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 58 replies · 1,985+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 1, 2009 | Ceci Connolly
    A campaign on conservative talk radio, fueled by President Obama's calls to control exorbitant medical bills, has sparked fear among senior citizens that the health-care bill moving through Congress will lead to end-of-life "rationing" and even "euthanasia." The controversy stems from a proposal to pay physicians who counsel elderly or terminally ill patients about what medical interventions they would prefer near the end of life...But on right-leaning radio programs, religious e-mail lists and Internet blogs, the proposal has been described as "guiding you in how to die," "an ORDER from the Government to end your life," promoting "death care" and,...
  • Fred Thompson Dons the Clown Shoes as Radio Host

    07/31/2009 8:59:21 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 29 replies · 1,400+ views
    nashvillescene ^ | Friday, Jul. 31 2009 @ 5:47AM | Jeff Woods
    Fred Thompson is using his radio show to sell the preposterous idea that the president and Democrats are promoting euthanasia of old people. He calls it "the dirty little secret" of the health care reform debate...Citing page 425 of the House bill, McCaughey claimed that "the Congress would make it mandatory ... that every five years, people in Medicare have a required counseling session that will tell them how to end their life sooner, how to decline nutrition, how to decline being hydrated, how to go into hospice care ... all to do what's in society's best interest ... and...
  • Ernest Borgnine, Fred Thompson, and Louise Fletcher 'Genesis Code' filming in Grand Rapids

    07/30/2009 1:56:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies · 1,704+ views
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | 07/28/2009 | John Serba
    GRAND RAPIDS - "The Genesis Code" cast includes two Oscar winners, a one-time GOP presidential candidate and a former Ultimate Fighting Championship beltholder. The movie, currently filming in Grand Rapids and Lowell, will star Hollywood mainstay Ernest Borgnine; Louise Fletcher, best known as Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; character actor and ex-Tennessee senator Fred Thompson, who ran for president on the Republican ticket in 2008; and Rich Franklin, a former middleweight champion mixed martial artist in the UFC. Jerry Zandstra, vice president of "Code" production company American Saga Productions, said more cast members will be announced...
  • Sen. Fred Thompson Says President Obama "Has a Big Mess on His Hands" - Video 7/24/09

    07/24/2009 4:31:28 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 917+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former Sen. Fred Thompson on with Neil Cavuto this afternoon, where he talked about controversy over President Obama's comments saying the Cambridge Police "acted stupidly," as well as Obama's Government Health Care plan, and the economy in general. Thompson said Obama is having problems because "there has been an outbreak of common sense across America." In all areas, he believes Obama "has a big mess on his hands." . . . . (Watch Video)
  • VIDEO: Sen. Fred Thompson on Sotomayor, Obama, Healthcare, Second Stimulus. "Will bankrupt nation"

    07/22/2009 12:27:36 PM PDT · by WNO · 17 replies · 792+ views
    Washington News Observer ^ | July 22, 2009 | WNO
    “He [Obama] is basically taking us down a left-wing road that is going to bankrupt the nation and is going to make us weaker and less prosperous as a country.” “I don’t think she was forthright. She basically stepped back from many statements she made without acknowledging that she was stepping back. She basically said she didn’t mean what she clearly meant. I think that’s unfortunate.” “It hasn’t worked out. You can’t spend your way to prosperity. You can’t borrow your way out of debt.” Click for full video file: