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4/14/2015
RINO Hour of Power: Hillary Announces: Should we bother to count the votes?

You won’t want to miss the next inevitable episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and co-host Fausta Wertz of Fausta’s Blog.

Hillary Clinton threw her bonnet into the ring (yeah, I’m a misongynicstic creep) this week, with Marco Rubio close behind. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are old news comparatively, but with the Republican field taking shape, you might ask what’s the point?

With the press in full hagiagraphic mode, Hillary Clinton is not only being portrayed as the inevitable Democratic nominee, she’s being installed in the Oval Office already. Needless to say, Rubio, Paul, Cruz, and a host of other Republicans will have something to say about that.

Rich Baehr, political correspondent at the American Thinker will join the panel discussing the 2016 presidential race.

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4/7/2015
RINO Hour of Power: A Preview of the 2015 Major League Baseball Season

A change of pace this week for you. This week’s episode of the RINO Hour of Power will be devoted to previewing the 2015 Major League Baseball season.

Host Rick Moran and co-host Silvio Canto will be joined by veteran sportscaster Dave Michaels for a look at the division races and some predictions for the playoffs and World Series.

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3/31/2015
RINO Hour of Power: Indiana religious freedom law: Bigotry or defending the 1st Amendment?

The new religious freedom law in Indiana has created massive controversy. What does the law really say? And should Indiana be punished for establishing it?

The issue goes to the heart of the notion of civil rights. Who should be protected? How far should protections for gays be extended?

RINO Hour of Power host Rick Moran and co-host Jazz Shaw will discuss these issues with Hot Air’s Noah Rothman.

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3/24/2015
RINO Hour of Power: A Conversation with David P. Goldman, AKA ‘Spengler’

Join us for an hour of intelligent and provocative conversation as the RINO Hour of Power welcomes back David P. Goldman (AKA “Spengler”) to the RINO Pit.

The show’s host Rick Moran and special co-host this week Jeff Kropf, will have a wide ranging discussion with Goldman touching on Iran, the Middle East, the Arab world, President Obama, and American exceptionalism. Goldman is a columnist for Asia Times and PJ Media, as well as being an author and scholar.

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3/17/2015
RINO Hour of Power: Eight Year Anniversary of Broadcasting on Blog Talk Radio

On March 17, 2007 I broadcast my first show on Blog Talk Radio. It was “The Rick Moran Show” back then and if I recall correctly, it aired at 4:00 PM Central time that day.

Eight years later and a new title for the show, I’m still here every Tuesday night broadcasting live. Over time, I’ve built a modest audience and am constantly surprised by some of the people who tune in occassionally.

For this anniversary show, I decided to rebroadcast our most popular show during this 8 year run; an interview with my brother Terry Moran of ABC News. It first aired in May, 2014 and served as a relaunch to the RINO Hour of Power which had been on hiatus for several weeks.

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3/10/2015
RINO Hour of Power: Political Potpourrie

Join us for this week’s episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and co-host JR Dunn of the American Thinker.

Lots going on in Washington; Clinton email scandal, the GOP letter to Iran, students expelled for racist chant at Oklahoma U to name a few. We’ll discuss those issues and other topics making news with Bridget Johnson, Washington editor of PJ Media.

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3/3/2015
RINO Hour of Power: Mr. Netanyahu Goes to Washington

Join us for a special episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and co-host Rich Baehr of the American Thinker.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Washington to give an historic speech before a joint session of Congress. Despite the controversy surrounding his invitation, Netanyahu made a spirited and impassioned case against the Iran nuclear deal. Did it do any good? And what of Bibi’s own political fortunes?

Joining Rich and Rick will be Breitbart editor at large and former congressional candidate Joel Pollak.

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2/19/2015
Boycott CPAC

It’s been announced that the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will present the “Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award” to Duck Dynasty character Phil Robertson. Robertson’s comments about gays and blacks were almost universally condemned for their bigotry, their insensitivity, and their outright ignorance.

Certainly, Robertson has the right under the first amendment to prove to the world what an ignoramus he is. But CPAC honoring this country clown for being shockingly uninformed is the last straw for me.

I would urge anyone who considers themselves a conservative to boycott this year’s CPAC conference. Otherwise you give silent assent to this travesty by attending.

There have been moments of clarity over the last 10 years when I realized that my beliefs and principles wildly diverged from those who call themselves “conservative” today. I hardly think it relevant to make a list, although the enthusiasm over shutting down the government was particularly jarring. If there had been a purpose to it, I might have thought differently about it. But what was the purpose if there was absolutely no chance whatsoever to realize the goal of such a shutdown — the blocking of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act? If you are going to take such an extreme act, there should be at least a small chance of success.

Later, we were told that the shutdown was necessary to give heart to the right wing base, who didn’t believe the GOP was serious about eliminating the ACA. The rabid right wingers that make up the Republicans most reliable voters will never be satisfied with anything — just like the rabid left wingers will dismiss the national Democrats as appeasers and traitors. But the shutdown was one of those moments in time where I realized that either, 1) I wasn’t a conservative, or 2) the base wasn’t conservative. We both can’t be conservative, so what’s the answer?

I find myself in a similar position to Josh Barro, a center-right columnist who believes that conservatism isn’t defined by a set of mostly immutable principles, but rather by those who call themselves “conservative.” The right — like the left — has a series of litmus tests by which your conservatism or liberalism is judged. In other words, your position on issues defines whether you are conservative or not, rather than the principles that undergird the assumptions upon which one’s position on the issues is based defining your fealty to conservative philosophy.

It’s a backasswards way of judging who or what is conservative and I’ve never adhered to it. That, and the rank intellectual dishonesty that permeates movement conservatism has put a lot of distance between me and the base. “Love the sinner, hate the sin” is a mantra spoken by Christian conservatives, who then think nothing of calling all homosexual men child rapists, and describing homosexual love in the most vile, obscene ways. They claim not to hate the government, but try defending any government program beyond national defense and it becomes clear where their real sentiments lie. They call themselves “Constitutional Conservatives” but that’s nuts. They believe the Constitution is holy writ and that if it’s not explicitly stated in our founding document, it’s “unconstitutional.” Many of them would be far more comfortable living under the Articles of Confederation rather than the Constitution.

The Phil Robertson controversy is a perfect example of how a cut and dried case of bigotry can be justified by these cretins. Here’s what Robertson said about gays in an interview in GQ:

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.

And later in the article:

Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Yes he did equate homosexuality with bestiality. But it is his ignorance of how homosexuals define their sexuality that is inexcusable and embarrassing to see in anyone reasonably aware of the modern world. It’s like he’s caught in a 1950’s time warp.

His comments about growing up with blacks buttresses that notion:

“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word! … Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

As if a black from the 1950’s would complain to a white kid about being mistreated — something that, if it ever got around, would probably get him lynched.

The only thing that saves Robertson is his utter lack of awareness. He probably doesn’t have a hateful bone in his body. But this lack of awareness, coupled with an ignorance so profound it beggars the imagination that anyone in the 20th century could be so afflicted, should obviously and easily disqualify him from being honored in any way, shape, or form at CPAC.

Robertson was not just expressing his religious beliefs. He was offering commentary on civic and social issues — and rotten commentary it was at that. Rather than giving him an award for freedom of expression, Robertson should be shunned and then told to spend half an hour or so on the internet googling “sexual orientation” and “Jim Crow.” I’m sure it will be an enlightening experience.

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2/17/2015
RINO Hour of Power: GOP playing chicken with Homeland Security funding

You won’t want to miss the next rip-roaring episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and co-host Fausta Wertz of Fausta’s blog.

The Republicans want to defund the president’s executive orders on immigration but are having a hard time making that happen. After easily passing the GOP House, a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security can’t get to the floor of the Senate because the GOP has stripped funding requests to implement the president’s immigration plans and Democrats refuse to consider it until the offending cuts are restored. This is a problem because funding will run out for DHS by the end of the month.

We’ll discuss the politics and policy of the DHS funding controversy with Noah Rothman of Hot Air.

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2/10/2015
RINO Hour of Power: What does the Brian Williams fiasco tell us about modern journalism?

You won’t want to misremember the next episode of the RINO Hour of Power with your host Rick Moran and co-host Jazz Shaw of Hot Air.

The fall of NBC anchor Brian Williams has been a shocking example of journalistic malpractice. But are there larger lessons about modern journalism to be gleaned from Williams lies and exaggerations? We’ll ask Bridget Johnson, Washington editor of PJ Media.

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