Is Center Right Profitable in Minnesota?

With the firing of Ben from The Up and At ‘Em Show for financial reasons, we are once again given evidence that conservative talk radio is not a sustainable endeavor in Minnesota. If you go up and down the dial, its left wing host after left wing host. Many of them have been in place for decades. But the lone beacon of weekday conservative radio, Twin Cities News Talk, has had failed show after failed show.

Hosts have come and gone, most great talkers who provide an invigorating debate on the issues with a perspective from the right. But the end results always seems to come down to an aspect of lack of funding.

Most people don’t acknowledge that news media, print, radio, and TV are in the business of making money. Well, most are. They are in the business of selling ads.

Clearly Clear Channel’s Minnesota cornerstone station of 1130AM is less than capable of bringing home the bacon. My question is: Is Minnesota really a deep blue state?

I’ve been denying that fact for years. I point out how the traditional media is far left of center and defends the failures and over reaches of the Democrats. My patent pending book name on the subject is “They Don’t Know Any Better”. But with what appears to be yet another lesson proving that right wing radio is not pulling in the ads, maybe I am wrong.

I remember the earliest days of Jack & Ben’s ventures into radio. I spent many a nights in a broom closet in a  Ramsey radio station with Jack and Ben. I consider them friends and am sorry to see them split up. I hope Ben lands on his feet. He’s an incredibly talented guy.

I also hope conservatives realize that being a passive activist through listening and preaching to the choir is not moving the needle. It doesn’t sell ads and it doesn’t grow the base.

Good luck Ben. I hope we can cross paths again soon.

Is conservative media going to wither and die? Time will tell. But I think its key for us all to think long and fast if we are working towards solving the problem of getting our message out to the people. Radio, online, and traditional media outlets are key to turning this movement’s election failures around. Many people point only towards candidates and the party for losing. But we have to analyze all aspects of our movement.

Are we doing everything right?

No blame intended towards Jack, Ben, Andrew, or other radio hosts. My point is simply that all aspects of the movement need to be looked at to see if they are helping.

Can we do right wing radio better? Finding a way to have it make money so more people can hear it? If we can reach more people through traditional media outlets, more people may not make the same voting mistakes.

New Look For RF & What’s Next For Me?

New theme here at RF. Probably going to be making a few more changes not to mention get back into writing. I’ve really missed writing.

I’m also doing some deep soul searching into my own political involvement. Looking back at the last couple years, what I did, what I was unable to do, and what is next for me.

As I start the next chapter of my life as a husband, its time to evaluate whether or not its wise to commit to a unpaid volunteer role that is a full time commitment.

Maybe its time for me to run for something – higher party spot or maybe its time to put my name on a lawn sign of my own.

I don’t know. All I know is that I am tired of the status quo, cronies failing upward, and carrying so much damn water for the cause while others around me don’t lift a finger.

As 2014 winds up and 2015 begins, a new chapter of the MNGOP will begin. The question is, will it have me to kick around and take advantage of anymore?

Obama Proves His Marxist Heart With Net Neutrality

The Federal Government taking over the internet and making it a public utility is yet another example of President Obama’s (and Senator Al Franken’s)  lust for a perfect Marxist utopia. Where someone else pays for what you want. But don’t let any of your Minnesota friends know that Al Franken is a left wing nutjob.

Internet is a service. You are buying a service, you do not have a right to it. If you use more than someone else, you should pay more. If your usage is causing a slowdown for everyone else, why shouldn’t the company protect other customers?

yes, there is room for debate about the tactics and ethics of all internet providers and key companies in the internet – Google for example. They’ve been censoring search results and promoting others in a pay to play scheme for years, but they don’t get punished.

Friends, Net Neutrality sounds so wonderful, but this is classic Marxism. Someone built a product (the internet and its wonderous way it gets to your home, work, or mobile device) and the Progressive left wants to steal their product and spread the wealth around.

Set aside your dislike for Comcast, Verizon, ATT, etc and think about it. Don’t use Government to punish someone or something you don’t like.

In a free society, you have to assume risk. In a free society, competition will drive better and cheaper goods and services.

This is another reach of Government. Once they control the internet, what makes you think they won’t tell you what you can and cannot see on it? They ruined health insurance. They ruined school lunches.

Wake up people. You’re being played by a Marxist. Think don’t feel.

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Obama’s Election Day Message: You Can’t Possibly Run Your Own Life

Via the DNC, President Obama sends out this GOTV email this election day morning.

If you don’t vote today, you’re letting someone else decide the future for you.

You’re letting someone else pick a reality that will shape your life for two years. Today is just that simple.

So don’t let it happen, Andy.

Confirm your polling place, and make sure you and your friends and family are the ones deciding the future:

http://my.democrats.org/Lookup

Barack Obama

The President of the United States used to be known as the leader of the free world, but President Obama’s message to his supporters is one of dependence and a lack of faith that these Americans can possibly manage their own lives with out the tethers of the nanny state.

 

Does DFL’s New Senatorial Palace Have Bird Safe Glass?

There’s nothing but headlines about the Vikings stadium construction and its SEEK AND DESTROY BIRD ERADICATION glass, but has anyone bothered to ask the DFL Senate of their new glassy exterior Senatorial Taj Ma Baak going to use bird friendly glass?

Here’s a KARE 11 story w/ video of the renderings which look really dangerous to birds. 

Up next on the liberal hypocrisy watch, how many birds are killed by taxpayer funded windmills?

If we could save just one bird’s life…..

Klobuchar ’06 v. Klobuchar ’14 – When Doves Become Hawks

Senator Klobuchar is proudly defending new found Hawk President Obama’s decision to escalate the war on ISIS by expanding the area of airstrikes from Iraq to also include Syria.

Don’t get me wrong, ISIS is pure evil, but the Senator used to sing a completely different tune on military involvement. In her 2006 campaign, she said  wanted to bring all the troops home (well she wiggled and giggled to some form of a pull out stance).

On perhaps the biggest question about Iraq — withdrawing troops — Amy Klobuchar has a different answer now than she did earlier this year. In June she told Minnesota Public Radio she supported bringing home more than half of the troops in 2006 and withdrawing the rest by the end of next year, with one caveat.

“We need to bring a significant number of the troops home,” she said. “One reason I just can’t buy into bringing every single troop out by the end of the year is that if there’s a possibility that a peacekeeping force comes in or the U.N, comes in and if we’re asked to be part of that, we must do that.”

That was last summer.

Here’s the DFL Senate candidate in a recent appearance with Tim Russert on NBC’s Meet the Press.

“Clearly, at this time, this late date in mid-October, we can’t bring a significant number home,” she said. “We have to be reasonable. I have never been one to say ‘bring them all home tomorrow.’ I have never subscribed to one of those mandatory dates, because I understand that, despite my opposition to the war from the beginning, that we have to be responsible about how we bring our troops home.”

“But you did say bring home bring home a significant number this year, you’re saying now that’s probably not doable. What about a vast majority in 2007, which is what you said also?” Russert asked.

“These predictions were built on the promises and the predictions of progress from this administration,” said Klobuchar, “and we simply haven’t seen that so you have to be reasonable in what you’re going to do here.”

Once Klobuchar and Democrats got an anti-war Democrat elected to the Presidency, they did end the war in Iraq based on politics at home. ISIS, in my opinion, is the effect of that political decision to “bring our troops home”. That, coupled with the bungling foreign policy of this Democrat administration have left the World with no leader of the free world.

President Obama and Sen. Klobuchar have been too preoccupied with defeating the Tea Party and ambulance chasing to maintain a firm grasp of the burdensome and icky reality of foreign policy and the importance of not letting politics and the media distort your judgement.

I pray that this country wakes up and realizes that elections have consequences.

 

AFSCME: To Protest And Smear

It won’t come as a shock to the politically involved, but Alliance for a Better Minnesota’s ad about Republican Governor candidate Jeff Johnson is full of lies and misleading statements.

Let’s not forget that ABM is just the slush fund and PR machine of the DFL in Minnesota. Its a consortium of labor unions and special interest groups who do the dirty work for the DFL of attacking ands sliming Republicans in elections.

The Chair of ABM’s PAC is Jon Grebner who is also listed as a political director of AFSCME. And WOW this union staffer Jon Grebner pulled in almost $90,000 in salary from the union in 2013.

KSTP Fact Checked ABM’s latest attack ad trying desperately to distract voters from stumbling upon Governor Dayton’s dismal record and it received a C-.