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  • Mitt Romney: I Won't Run

    08/27/2014 4:30:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 70 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 8-26-2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    In his Tuesday evening interview on the Hugh Hewitt show, Mitt Romney said it over and over again: "I will not run in 2016." Though a determined Hewitt kept finding different ways to ask the same question, in the end the 2012 candidate stood by his claim, saying, "I had the chance of running. I didn’t win. Someone else has a better chance than I do." After Hewitt's relentless questioning, Romney did offer the host his "one in a million" chance of running: if all the other candidates got together and said, "Hey, we’ve decided we can’t do it, you...
  • The Presidency is Breaking Obama Even As Obama Has Broken the Nation

    08/16/2014 6:21:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 63 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8-16-14 | Peter Wehner
    One of the nation’s best radio talk show hosts, Hugh Hewitt, interviewed Joe Scarborough, the host of one of the best political shows on television. According to Mr. Scarborough This is a president that does go out of his way to show that he’s not paying attention to what anybody says. He’s going to do exactly what he wants to do, and he’s going to be stubborn about it. He is politically, he is either politically tone deaf or he just doesn’t give a damn. And I tend to believe based on everything I’ve heard from people who work inside...
  • Hewitt Slams Soledad O’Brien for Being Paid By Hamas’ Top Funder

    08/12/2014 4:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/12/14 | Staff
    Hugh Hewitt grilled reporter Soledad O’Brien Monday evening for accepting money from the government of Qatar, which is the top financier of the terror group Hamas and also has provided funds to other Islamist groups. Hewitt asked O’Brien, who does work for the Qatari government’s Al Jazeera news station, how she justified being paid by a government that supports terrorism. “Businessweek, has a story on Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, and the headline calls Qatar a patron of Islamists,” Hewitt said on his radio program. “It says that Qatar funds and arms Islamists fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad and bankrolling...
  • Thoughts On The House GOP As It Prepares For Its Annual Retreat

    01/16/2014 3:23:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    Both immigration and tax reform are said to be on the agenda for the upcoming House retreat. Lame duck Ways and Means Chair David Camp is going to try –again– to persuade House GOP members that their voters back home really really want to give up their home mortgage deduction and charitable deductions even though no one –no one– has ever campaigned on that plan as the centerpiece of their bids for Congress. Camp wants to impose it on voters as “good for them” when all voters want is for government to be cut and to kill off Obamacare. The...
  • Paul Ryan Grilled by Hugh Hewitt over Budget Deal Cutting Military Pensions

    01/14/2014 6:28:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/14/14 | staff
    On Tuesday night, conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt grilled House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for the budget deal he brokered that put military benefits on the chopping block...
  • Scarborough: Obama a ‘deliberate,’ ‘flagrant’ liar (video included)

    10/30/2013 2:53:20 AM PDT · by onyx · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:57 PM 10/29/2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough hammered President Barack Obama for what he called lies during the sales job for his 2010 health care law. Scarborough was asked by Hewitt if he had any idea how many people would ultimately lose their health care coverage because of that law. Scarborough replied by saying many more Americans would be impacted by that law than what then-President George W. Bush had said in his 2003 state of the union speech regarding Iraq trying to procure yellow cake uranium from Niger. “I’m trying to figure...
  • Hugh Hewitt to CNN’s Jake Tapper: Why Did Media Fixate on Incorrect AR-15 Report?

    09/17/2013 5:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/17/2013 | Josh Feldman
    Hewitt called this “outcomes-based journalism,” and Tapper admitted he wasn’t quite sure where the story originated. He didn’t profess to speak for the motivations of any of the reporters that picked up on it, but admitted “there’s certainly a meme that this fits into” with the pro-gun control crowd.RELATED: The Media on Activist Autopilot with Embarrassing, Preemptive AR-15 BashingReflecting on this story and the Boston bombing, Tapper said the lesson is that “there’s a lot of information, a lot of it’s conflicting, and a lot of it’s wrong.” He warned that “just because it’s coming from authorities doesn’t mean it’s...
  • The 2016 HH Line 1.0 (Hugh Hewitt handicaps the 2016 GOP contestants)

    07/08/2013 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 7/8/2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    The HH Line is mine and mine alone. I don’t use polling, the RCP “poll of polls” or Nate Silver’s analysis of polling. I don’t even have the primary schedule down yet as the RNC hasn’t yet even given us a glimpse of the revamp possibilities, though moving the actual nominating convention up until June 2016 seems likely. So this is the three-years out, back-of-the-pants “feel” for the odds on a variety of potential candidates’ chances to succeed in any bid they may mount for the GOP nomination against the prohibitive favorite for the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State...
  • Would You Believe The Administration Got Phone Records of The House Of Representatives?

    05/15/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 234 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2013 | Duane Patterson
    That’s the revelation made by California Congressman Devin Nunes, who sits on the House Ways And Means Committee on Hugh Hewitt’s Show Wednesday night. Here’s the key part of that transcript: HH: The idea that this might be a Geithner-Axelrod plan, and by that, the sort of intimation, Henry II style, will no one rid me of this turbulent priest, will no one rid me of these turbulent Tea Parties, that might have just been a hint, a shift of an eyebrow, a change in the tone of voice. That’s going to take a long time to get to. I...
  • Data Points-Hugh Hewitt

    09/28/2012 3:52:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Self | 9/28/2012 | Self
    Hugh Hewitt just stated, on his show, the following: In 2008, GOP voters requested a total of 144,300 absentee ballots. As of today, with 39 days left to go to the election, GOP voters in OH have already requested 145,400 absentee ballots, about a 1% gain. In 2008 Democrat voters requested 288,270 absentee ballots. As of today, Democrat voters have requested 177,000 absentee ballots. A drop of 38.5% Voter Registration: Voter registration in Ohio is down 490,000. 44% of that drop is in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Democrat strongholds. Ohio is going Romney.
  • Steyn on Obama’s Las Vegas ‘performance’: ‘Every American should be ashamed of their president']

    09/14/2012 6:47:57 AM PDT · by radioone · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-14-12 | Jeff Poor
    On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt. “I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing performances by a head of state or government that I...
  • Five Reasons Ohio Will Go Romney-Ryan

    09/02/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 9/2/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    After visiting victims of Isaac in Louisiana, Mitt Romney swept into Cincinnati to campaign before a huge crowd with Speaker John Boehner even as Paul Ryan campaigned at the season opener between the Ohio State and his alma mater Miami University. (Ryan's Redhawks lost to the Bucks as expected, but many Redhawk alums are Ohio State fans, and if you are going to lose a game, lose the first game of the Urban Nation era.) The invasion of the Buckeye State by Romney/Ryan is going to intensify for all the reasons noted in Sunday's lead story in The New York...
  • Is That An Avalanche I Hear?

    08/19/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 8/19/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Bill Kristol is exactly right on the impact of the selection of Paul Ryan on grassroots conservatism across the country. Charles Krauthammer helped provide the explanation in his Friday column and it comes down to this: Paul Ryan is thoroughly conservative --a reliable, electable conservative-- who also provides the sort of charismatic leadership the center-right has longed for since Reagan and which George W. Bush could only provide at intervals and usually only on the war. Thus in Ryan there is a long term promise of renewal of the party and the movement, one preceded by the rise of the...
  • Quinnipiac Polling's Peter Brown Tries To Defend Oversampling Democrats In New State Polls

    08/03/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT · by StAnDeliver · 35 replies
    The Hugh Hewitt Show ^ | Aug. 2, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt (transcript)
    HH: I’m joined right now by Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Polls, Quinnipiac in the news today along with CBS and New York Times for swing state polls, which surprised a lot of people. Peter, welcome, thanks for being on the show. PB: My pleasure. HH: I want to start with the models, which are creating quite a lot of controversy. In Florida, the model that Quinnipiac used gave Democrats a nine point edge in turnout. In Ohio, the sample had an eight point Democratic advantage. What’s the reasoning behind those models?PB: Well, what is important to understand is...
  • An Administration of Calm Competence (A positive view of Leavitt)

    06/04/2012 6:38:27 PM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    HughHewitt ^ | 6/4/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Politico profiles former Utah Governor, HHS Secretary and EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt, who it reports is the individual Mitt Romney has tapped to think through what a transition would look like, how the priorities of President Romney would be implemented and how the first moves of a Romney Administration roll out. This is very good news on many fronts. First, the country will have little margin for error or time to squander when the new president and the new Congress assemble gather in 2013. Given the continued crisis in the economy over the lack of growth except in spending where...
  • "The 'War on Women' and the 'War on the Middle Class' Backfire as Obama Campaign Themes"

    05/22/2012 9:27:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    HughHewitt ^ | 5/21/2012 | Clark Judge
    The “War on Women” and the “War on the Middle Class” Backfire as Obama Campaign Themes By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group; chairman, Pacific Research Institute Here’s a shocker. Judging by this morning’s top line polling data, almost nothing in the presidential race has changed since mid-January. Think of it. The first three-day Rasmussen head-to-head tracking poll in 2012 (taken January 19-21) found 46 percent of voters supporting President Obama to 43 percent supporting Governor Romney, a three-point spread. In Rasmussen’s most recent May 18-20 poll, 47 percent favored the president, 44 percent the governor, also...
  • The President's Horrible, Terrible, Very Bad Week

    05/12/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    HughHewitt ^ | 5/11/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Rarely, in fact, has a candidate had as bad a week as President Obama did over the past Friday to Friday. An awful jobs report was followed by election results in Europe that foreshadow the fall's rejection of the president, and then it got worse. The hilariously overdone Julia made the president and his vaunted Chicago Team an object of scorn, and the president's imaginary friend won't be forgotten by Team Romney --well, forever. "Julia, Julia, Julia" will be the chant in Tampa Bay. Can we get a remix of Bobby Sherman's "Julie" please? Close enough as it is, but...
  • Denial is a River in Chicago

    05/08/2012 9:36:20 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    HughHewitt ^ | 5/8/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Yesterday's USA Today/Gallup and Politico/Battleground polls had so much bad news in them for the president that the response from the faithful was akin to shock. The reflexive "Everything is great here" comments from Chicago --made to Mark Helparin and reviewed with Tagg Rpmney on yesterday's show-- plus the loyal talking heads like my Great American Panel pal Bob Beckel on Sean Hannity's show last night were revealing. A campaign is like the economy in one key respect: If you can't see the problems you can't fix the problems. President Obama seems genuinely clueless as to how Obamacare, Keystone XL,...
  • Steady (Hugh Hewitt's daily Brown Nosing of Romney)

    01/17/2012 7:17:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    National Review Online - Corner ^ | January 16, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Mitt lost the Bigfoot vote, and perhaps the felons-who-are-voting vote, but batted away the Bain and super-PAC attacks with ease and delivered some superb general-election answers. Newt regained ground — and then gave it back. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum made steady progress — after the felons stuff, which just doesn’t make any sense to me at all. (In eleven years with a nationally syndicated talk show, I don’t recall the subject ever coming up, so it simply cannot be salient in any meaningful way.)
  • Media Bias and the Debates, Again

    03/31/2011 6:05:02 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | March 31,2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    The GOP is crazy to allow its presidential nomination process to be mediated by a left-of-center to hard left MSM. I interviewed John Harris of Politico today, one of the designated "moderators" of the proposed Reagan Library debate, now moved to September, and traditional conservatives and Tea Party activists alike will get no comfort from our conversation. (The transcript is here.) Harris is an experienced and respected journalist, and a genuinely smart and nice guy who always agrees to interviews, but his responses to my questions confirm the blind spot the MSM has with regard to its own deep biases...
  • Just when you think they finally get it

    03/24/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-23-11 | Mark Tapscott
    Examiner columnist and talk radio host Hugh Hewitt ruffled feathers Monday by noting that most of the 29 Republican members of the House Appropriations Committee are "content to labor away spending, spending, spending in national obscurity but powerful within the Beltway where their control of trillions of tax dollars makes them very popular indeed." Understand that Hewitt is nobody's fool when it comes to the ways of Washington, having served as general counsel at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management during the first Bush administration. He's also a constitutional law professor at Chapman University. What sparked Hewitt, he wrote Monday,...
  • Romney Blunders Through Radio Interview and all I got was this great big ZOT!

    03/21/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT · by hausermann · 88 replies
    Mitt Romney, my personal favorite front-runner for 2012 on our side just performed a rare *suuuuuhuuckification* on the Hugh Hewitt radio show this afternoon in Hewitt's second segment. (Holy God Hugh, if you ever bore me again as you did in that first segment teasing a Romney appearance, I swear it will be worth my time to drop everything and drive to the OC so I can personally explain to you my displeasure.) No kidding, I think Mitt is the only one who even stands a chance against Zero. (Will save how he would have mopped the floor with Zero...
  • The Moment of Decision for the House GOP and An Alert On The Coburn Talks

    02/10/2011 8:31:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | Feb 10 ,2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    What we have been covering all week on the radio show has finally burst into the view of the MSM. Even CNN has now figured out that the debate over spending within the House GOP caucus is hugely important. The vast class of House freshmen know that if they budget cuts delivered in the final CR are not more than $100 billion they will be either primaried in less than 20 months or flogged with "broken promise" charges in their campaign for re-election in districts newly redrawn because of the census. My new Townhall.com column deals with the specifics, but...
  • Video: Hugh Hewitt On Newly Elected GOP Governors Blocking ObamaCare

    11/08/2010 4:27:46 PM PST · by careyb · 8 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 11/8/10 | Hugh Hewitt
    Talking to Megyn Kelly.
  • Hugh Hewitt Live Election Coverage

    11/02/2010 6:34:46 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 21 replies
    1460 KZNT ^ | November 2, 2010
    I know, I know, Hugh's not my favorite guy in the world for his bashing of my guy Tancredo, but he has excellent election night coverage. You can listen live at the Colorado Springs station at
  • Hugh Hewitt: Pelosi and Obama's agenda down in flames

    11/01/2010 6:53:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/31/10 | Hugh Hewitt
    Hugh Hewitt: Pelosi and Obama's agenda down in flamesBy: Hugh Hewitt Examiner Columnist October 31, 2010 It takes a powerful collective repugnance to propel a national political rebuke. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and President Obama have accomplished an extraordinary thing. Tomorrow they will enter the history books as the most spectacularly failed partnership in modern American political history. Never in the last 100 years have two American politicians squandered so much political capital and achieved so complete a rejection as this duo. (I omit intentionally the hapless Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is very much the Lepidus in...
  • Angle Beats Reid. By A Lot.

    10/16/2010 11:32:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | October15,2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Any fair account of last night's debate between Sharron Angle and Harry Reid concludes that the GOP challenger won easily, because she provided reassurance to Nevada voters that she is a mainstream conservative even as the format showcased Harry Reid's halting, often confused and non-responsive answers to direct questions. Reid needed Angle to stumble. She didn't. He did. I suspect the donations are flowing again to www.SharronAngle.com. I did watch with amazement the CNN hatchet job on Angle on Anderson Cooper's program when I got back to my hotel after a townhall meeting I conducted with Mike Gallagher in Scottsdale...
  • Thank-you, Gloria Allred

    10/01/2010 12:13:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Gloria Allred may be doing Meg Whitman a favor with her ridiculous stunt accusing Meg Whitman of knowingly employing an illegal alien housekeeper. The story is so full of holes that it is transparently bogus, and will serve to discredit not just Allred and the housekeeper, but possibly Jerry Brown, California's Attorney General. Hugh Hewitt, law professor, writer, and talk show host, had Gloria Allred on his radio program yesterday, and probed some of the major weaknesses in the case, and wrote about it on Townhall. First, he sums up the charges: Turns out that Whitman had hired a housekeeper...
  • Christopher Hitchens on His Memoir, Hitch-22

    07/13/2010 4:46:49 PM PDT · by Cecily · 19 replies
    HughHewitt.com ^ | July 13, 2010
    HH: Special edition of the Hugh Hewitt Show, which I am going to spend entirely with Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair columnist, author of the bestseller, God Is Not Great, and a new extraordinary memoir, Hitch-22. And Christopher Hitchens, welcome back, it’s great to talk with you. CH: Very nice of you to have me. HH: Now Christopher, since we last spoke, your illness you disclosed on the web, and people will want to know off the bat how you are doing, and how your treatment is going. CH: Oh well, I have, in case people are just tuning in, I...
  • Democrats deeming themselves defeated come November

    07/06/2010 4:26:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7-6-10 | Hugh Hewitt
    On the first day of July, the House of Representatives passed a "budget enforcement resolution" that "deemed as passed" a $1.12 trillion budget. Thirty-eight House Democrats voted no, perhaps because they sense in this year of the Tea Party Movement it isn't good politics to engage in such a sham. But pass it did. More tricks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that hide nothing but actually bring great clarity to the next four months. House Democrats might have thought they were deeming as passed a budget, but what they were really doing is deeming their defeat in November. ~snip~ Pelosi's...
  • Obama is in over his head

    06/21/2010 5:15:44 AM PDT · by Michel12 · 18 replies
    Washington examiner ^ | June 21st 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Democrats expect voters not to notice, or care if they do notice, that legislators have not passed a budget for next year's federal spending. The Pelosi-Reid "leadership" team have "gone off the grid" of congressional practice and not even pretended to care about spending targets and deficit projections. Humming "que sera sera, what ever will be will be," they twirl toward summer vacation and the November elections beyond. President Obama and his congressional allies expect to be assisted in their casual shuffling off of the most basic of Article I duties by a Manhattan-Beltway media elite, quick to assure their...
  • 710 KNUS Sarah Palin, Hugh Hewitt, & Dennis Prager - Live Feed

    05/22/2010 6:48:54 PM PDT · by curth · 8 replies · 656+ views
    CBS News Live is streaming live tonights 710 KNUS Evening with Sarah Palin, Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager appearance in Denver . It is streaming right now. http://wcbstv.com/cbsnewslive
  • The GOP's case for big change in November

    01/03/2010 7:50:14 PM PST · by ricks_place · 16 replies · 749+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2010 | Hugh Hewitt
    Nov. 2 is 10 months away, and if the Republican Party stays focused on three big issues, voters may reward it with a chance to check the huge lurch to the Left that President Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid engineered in 2009.First, the government takeover of private life is deeply alarming. The massive thrusts of Washington, D.C. into the control of health care, the car business, the banks generally and the home loan industry specifically -- all these are obvious and disquietingly huge intrusions of the federal government's presence into private life.Americans hate to...
  • The Vacuum Of American Leadership

    11/20/2009 5:38:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,225+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 20, 2009 | MARK STEYN
    My radio pal Hugh Hewitt said to me on the air the other day that Barack Obama "doesn't know how to be president." It was a low but effective crack, and I didn't pay it much heed. But, after musing on it over the last week or so, it seems to me frighteningly literally true. I don't just mean social lapses like his latest cringe-making bow, this time to Their Imperial Majesties The Emperor and Empress of Japan — though that in itself is deeply weird: After the world superbower's previous nose-to-toe prostration before the Saudi King, one assumed there'd...
  • A "Yes" Vote On Cloture Crushes Medicare and American Medicine

    10/09/2009 4:31:16 AM PDT · by radioone · 8 replies · 700+ views
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 10-8-09 | Hugh Hewitt
    Eight Democratic senators stand between the Medicare and the destruction of the senior health care program as well as the ruin of American medicine generally.
  • Who Are These People And Where Did They Come From?

    10/05/2009 5:51:15 AM PDT · by radioone · 5 replies · 692+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 04, 2009 | Hugh Hewitt
    "SCF is a political action committee dedicated to electing strong conservatives to the United States Senate," the PAC's website declares. "We do not support liberal Republicans and we are not affiliated with any Republican campaign committee."
  • The Coming Referenda on Obamacare

    08/13/2009 6:25:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 538+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2009 | Hugh Hewitt
    The contests for statehouses in New Jersey and Virginia are the best referenda the country could ask for on Obamacare, and Congress would be wise to wait to see how these two states vote in November before it takes any final vote on the president's plans to radically rewrite the rules of American medicine. Recent polls show that Republican Bob McDonnell in Virginia leads his opponent Creigh Deeds by double digits. An anti-Democrat trend is also shaping up in New Jersey where GOP nominee Chris Christie is also far ahead of incumbent Jon Corzine. Both New Jersey and Virginia went...
  • Mitt Romney on the national debate over Obamacare

    08/11/2009 8:17:25 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 192 replies · 3,944+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 08-10-09 | Hugh Huewitt
    Hugh Hewitt talks health care with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. AUDIO HH: Joined now by former governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney. Governor Romney, welcome back to the program, always a pleasure.  MR: Thanks, Hugh. It’s good to be with you, Hugh.HH: Tell me what your thoughts are as we watch the debate over President Obama’s proposed radical revisions to American health care are.MR: Well, I think he’s going way beyond what the American people think is right, and way beyond what’s necessary. I think we all recognize that we have a problem, that people are worried that if they...
  • They Think You Are Stupid: Why Resistance To Obamacare Is Growing Despite Intimidation and Slander

    08/07/2009 8:23:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies · 2,243+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2009 | Hugh Hewitt
    President Obama's decision to unleash his operatives at the DNC,  surrogates like Barbara Boxer, and his staff like Linda Douglas to slander and attempt to intimidate opponents of Obamacare not only has badly backfired, it has opened another front the president now finds himself fighting on:  Does he intend to be the new Nixon, rather than the new FDR? Like Nixon, will he unleash a political operation that spirals out of control and ends his presidency? More than a million people have signed a petition to stop Obamacare, and the president and his Chicago-rules enforcers have serially insulted each one of them and every...
  • Hugh Hewitt as Howard Dean III hosting DNC radio (Hilarious AUDIO)

    08/06/2009 3:52:31 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 5 replies · 520+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 08-05-09 | Hugh Hewitt
    A glimpse into the future if the DNC controls talk radio, too.
  • Charles Krauthammer Unleashed! (AUDIO)

    07/26/2009 10:23:56 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 28 replies · 1,198+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07-24-09 | Charles Krauthammer
    Hugh Hewitt talks with Charles Krauthammer regarding the Gates matter.
  • Mark Steyn: Nancy Pelosi is to Dick Cheney as Barack Obama is to Carrie Prejean

    05/15/2009 4:36:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 956+ views
    Townhall ^ | 5/15/09 | Hugh Hewitt/Mark Steyn
    HH: Because it is Thursday and we are lucky, we begin with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. You can read all of Mark’s work at www.steynonline.com. Mark, an amazing press conference today by the Speaker of the House, who apparently is not opposed to waterboarding, depending upon what year you talk to her in. MS: Yes, it’s interesting to me the evolving defense mounted by Mrs. Pelosi. She’s effectively digging down, I think, here, and absolutely denying what would seem to be the version of events recounted by the CIA and other parties that she was aware not only,...
  • Join Governor Perry in Dallas April 27th for a Special Event "Obama's First 100 Day Tour Event"

    04/22/2009 5:53:54 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 6 replies · 660+ views
    Email ^ | Apr 22, 2009 | Gov Rick Perry
    My Fellow Texans, I will be moderating a very special event, Monday, April 27th, as Dallas/Ft. Worth based News Talk 660 KSKY Radio welcomes nationally syndicated talk hosts Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved, and Hugh Hewitt for their kickoff of the "Obama First 100 Days" National Tour at the Special Events Center in Garland, Texas. America has seen significant change since January 20th and Texans, like you and I, have a lot to say about the direction we’re currently headed. I am honored to have been invited to moderate this significant event, one that gives everyone an opportunity to voice their...
  • Hugh Hewitt Redefines Mormonism for Mitt Romney

    04/22/2009 12:10:00 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 1,019 replies · 6,799+ views
    Apologetics Index ^ | May 22, 2007 (updated Nov. 11, 2008) | Kurt Van Gorden
    Hugh Hewitt, a political pundit radio personality, wants the Mormon presidential election runner Mitt Romney in the Whitehouse—very badly. He casts his pre-election vote in writing A Mormon in the Whitehouse? (Regnery, 2007). In defense of Romney, Hewitt also defends Mormonism better than some Latter-day Saints (LDS). This is strange for a Presbyterian, as what Hewitt claims for himself. It is possible and logically consistent that Hewitt could defend Romney as a republican without defending Mormonism, but he chooses otherwise. The reason that I find this strange is that Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, claimed that God appeared to...
  • Obama's New GM

    04/04/2009 5:13:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 513+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2009 | Hugh Hewitt
    I'd like to know where to file my application to become one of the president's appointees to join the remade Board of Directors of General Motors. I don't know a lick about making or selling cars, but I think I have a pretty persuasive case to make for membership nonetheless. First off, in the new era biography is everything, and I grew up in a car town --Warren, Ohio. It was home to the old Packard Electric and still is the next door neighbor to Lordstown, still turning out excellent GM cars and slated to produce the Cruise in the...
  • Mark Steyn on 90% taxes and tea parties

    03/27/2009 3:30:07 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies · 1,935+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 27 Mar 2009 | Mark Steyn
    HH: It’s Thursday, that means we begin as we do on every Thursday when we are lucky with Mark Steyn, Columnist To the World. You can read all of Mark’s work at www.steynonline.com. Mark, the Senate Budget Committee today passed a plan that calls for a deficit of $1.2 trillion for 2010, and then crowed that it’ll be all the way down to $508 billion in 2014, which is more than double, it’s actually triple what George Bush’s 2007 budget deficit was. I guess elections have consequences. MS: Yes, they do, and if you remember, the Democrats were scathing about...
  • 'I won': GOP words to live by

    01/29/2009 7:20:43 AM PST · by pillut48 · 74 replies · 2,943+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/29/09 4:41 AM EST | HUGH HEWITT
    "I won." When President Barack Obama used those words to reply to Republican objections to the massive spending bill working its way through Congress, he did much more than deliver a good laugh line and declare the GOP proposals irrelevant.
  • Sept. 11 shaped some of Bush legacy (Hugh Hewitt)

    01/06/2009 8:34:31 AM PST · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 545+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-6-09 | Hugh Hewitt
    President George W. Bush departs with low approval ratings. Appraisals of presidents sometimes change over time, and sometimes they don’t. *snip* No doubt the Internet dervishes will pepper this and other assessments of Bush with their standard displays of anonymous ferocity. There are a lot of 14-year-olds with Internet connections. But when the Jon Meacham of 150 years from now goes about his task with Bush, that historian will have as much material and more, as did the author of “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.” And the verdict will be nearly the same: Here was an extraordinary...
  • Mark Steyn - Hugh Hewitt Transcript: The myths of change in Obama's future cabinet etc...

    11/23/2008 5:41:04 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 21 Nov 2008 | Mark Steyn
    HH: I begin this hour as I do most Thursdays when we are blessed and thankful with Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. Mark Steyn, you got much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving? MS: Yes, I think so. I’m thankful to be blessed to live in one of the greatest nations on the face of the Earth, and the reasons for that blessing, those blessings, are somewhat in dispute between Republican and Democrat voters, but I think we should all be able to agree that we are nonetheless blessed for whatever reason. HH: I agree. Now I do want...
  • Rush's Lesson: The Time To Overhaul The GOP 2012 Primary Calendar and Rules Is Now

    11/20/2008 6:38:29 PM PST · by Al B. · 36 replies · 1,134+ views
    townhall.com ^ | Nov. 20, 2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    The last thing you want to think about right now is the 2012 GOP primary calendar, but I am afraid you have to, if you want the RNC chairmanship contest to have meaning and the GOP to have a good chance of recapturing the White House four years down the road. Each would-be RNC leader should be asked about the 2012 presidential primaries they will be overseeing. Specific questions need to be posed, and concrete answers delivered. The RNC must begin now to consider overhauling the presidential nominating process three years hence for the simple reason that the process as...