My Talk Radio Programs

Microphone_talk radioMy talk radio listening keeps evolving. There was a time when I could listen to one entire talker program on the liberal side. This was a local based talk show on Philly’s one and only urban talk radio station. The radio talk host is a liberal/lefty but he was a consummate professional. He had a chat room going while he program was on the air. He was always polite and respectful while disagreeing with my growing right-wing comments. He gave up his radio talk show to accept a reporter gig on TV program, Chasing New Jersey.

The station has one syndicated liberal/left talker, Al Sharpton. I now have a hard time listening to him for more than five minutes. I use to be able to put up with him for about 45 minutes. In my birth and growth as a conservative, I am about seven and half years along and now wondering as a thinking adult, how did I stay in the liberal/lefty camp for over thirty years of my life.

There are so many local and syndicated right-wing radio talkers these days. I find myself listening to some for a while and then turn to their competition for a while. I listen to the syndicated talkers such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham. I listen to local Philly talk folks such as Dom Giordano and Fox News exile, Dick Morris. I listen online to local talker, James T. Harris, because his program is on in Tuscon, Arizona. I listen online to other radio talkers, such as Herman Cain, Brian Kilmeade and delayed Mark Levin programs.

New to my regular online listening is Christian talk programming, such as Janet Parshall’s In the Market Place and Steve Deace. I really like Steve Deace. He use to be on a local Philly talk  station at his 9 P. M. broadcast time. I do not like that the station bumped him to 3 A. M., so I listen to him online. Mr. Deace discusses the political, social and cultural through a biblical world view.

I am participating in Steve Deace’s weekly (Republican) Candidate Survivor Island in where you vote for the possible Republican presidential candidates that you do not want to see as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate and eventually the next President. So far participants voted Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Peter King, Jeb Bush and Haley Barbour off the Island. This evening I cast my vote for Donald Trump to be the next to go. If you want to participate, go here. You will have to give your name, email address and answer a few more questions, before you get to the page with the candidates’ names. You will have until next Monday in the afternoon to cast your vote and you will hear Mr. Deace announce who got the boot on his program later that evening or read it on his Facebook page or on Twitter.

I enjoy listening to the various individuals on the right. I do not  agree with them one hundred percent, but I find myself not agreeing with anything I hear coming from liberal lefties. This is a strong indication that I am really maturing in my right-wing thinking. 

Zo and My Thoughts on Third Parties

As usual, Zo takes the ball on the issues and runs away with it. He packs so much into his video commentaries.

I  agree with Zo on this no 3rd party thing. As for Jeb Bush, well that is another post. It is rather depressing for conservative voters these days. We continue to end up with less than conservative Republican candidates (due in part to open primaries) and very disappointing conservative elected officials. Conservatives  seem to continue to get slapped in the face by elected conservatives taking on Democratic positions on some issues and then vote like Democrats on bills in Congress. Paul Ryan is the latest hurting disappointment with his support for gays adopting children and his support to make citizens out of those who are living in this country illegally.

There are many angry conservatives along with Sarah Palin and Mark Levin who desire another political party that truly represents their constitutional based conservatism. I feel their anger as I pull back from the idea of another political party. Does anyone who is for another political party for conservatives think about how long it would take to establish a new political party in each state, especially in closed primary states?

While the new party for conservatives is being establish and doing deep damage to the Republicans, the split in the opposition to the Democrats is a delight beyond any liberal’s and leftist’s dream. Democrats will be the solo major political party. Does anyone begin to realize the unfettered power the Democrats will have in that position? Think of the damage done so far to this country under the Obama administration! And, then, think of the future damage to this country from the Obama administration and Democratic controlled houses of Congress with unfettered power. At this point, conservatives still need to continue the fight within and take over the Republican Party.

Republican Presidential Candidates Pool in New Hampshire

I watched the Republican presidential debate from New Hampshire last night. All the candidates did well. Some better than others. The media pundits are naming Mitt Romney the winner, while everyday Republican folks are calling Michelle Bachmann the winner. The Ron Paul supporters flooded some websites that polled for the winner; therefore, you know who ended up the winner on those sites. I remember during the 2008 pre primary Republican presidential debates, they flooded many polls, but Ron Paul never got pass 15 percent in the Republican presidential primaries and caucuses.

Currently, I am a Tim Pawlenty fan ( that is not written in stone), but I do not think he fared as well as he did in the South Carolina debate, neither did Herman Cain. I do not think Romney had the luster attributed to him. I did like Michele Bachmann and as did many others. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul were not so bad either, but I definitely think that neither of these two men have much of a chance in getting the nomination. Newt Gingrich did okay for himself, but it will take more than a good showing in a debate to revive his campaign. He needs a miracle and that is a shame. I continue to have tiny soft spot in my heart for him even though he angered me with his past personal behavior, because he is such a man of ideas.

I heard totally opposing reactions from a few radio’s conservative talking heads. Rush Limbaugh liked what he heard in general from the debaters. He thought they were all good. Michael Savage did not really like any of them. Mr. Limbaugh liked their civility toward each other while attacking the policies of the Pres. Michael Savage and Mark Levin did not like it in the least. The civility kept the Republican presidential contenders from differentiating themselves from the pack.

I am also hearing conservatives not liking any of the Republican presidential contenders thus far and will not vote for any of them as the Republican presidential nominee. These people are willing to go with Pres. Obama being a 2 term President, because they will only vote for who makes their cut as a pure/perfect conservative. I do not like that at all. Please! If they are human, the purity is not  is not 100 percent and they are by no means perfect. These people are dangerous and receive much love from Obama supporters. Not voting or voting for some third-party candidate is a vote for the next Obama presidency.