Bolsheviks and Tea Partiers Have NOTHING in Common

Julia Ioffe of the New Republic wrote an article suggesting that President Obama dissolve Congress like Boris Yeltsin “did” in October 1993 . (I plan to expound on Russian presidents and their tyrannical predecessors down the road.)

She writes:

Well, Boris Yeltsin, Russia’s first democratically elected president, was once faced with a similar situation exactly 20 years ago, in October 1993. The parliament, then called the Supreme Soviet, was increasingly against Yeltsin’s neoliberal economic reforms (suggested to him by young Western advisors like Jeffrey Sachs). On one hand, these reforms freed up the old Soviet command economy. On the other, they drove the country into chaos and violence, and left tens of millions impoverished, their savings nullified by skyrocketing inflation. The parliament, dominated by old Soviet conservatives, was increasingly against these reforms and refused to confirm Yeltsin’s key economic advisor. Yeltsin held a national referendum, a sort of national vote of confidence, which he won, and used it as a justification for what he did next.

Ioffe then tweeted the following:


Ioffe, who oddly enough was born in Russia and later immigrated here to the U.S. in 1990, should be ashamed for comparing Bolshevism to the Tea Party movement inset in American conservatism. Sadly, her post and tweet suggest that she’s ignorant of the Soviet history that befell her homeland.

Let me offer a few corrections to her claim.

1) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was a bloody, undemocratic coup d’etat that lead to the rise of brutal dictators, or rather terrorists, Vladimir Lenin and later Joseph Stalin.
2) Bolsheviks (bolshoi, bolshe = ‘big’ in Russian) had a majority and succeeded in carrying out their bloody reign by eliminating the countless other parties in the Duma (Russian parliament)
3) The so-called Tea Party faction in the GOP (thankful it exists) is by no means a “majority” nor does it achieve its goal through murder or seizing full control of people’s lives via the government. It seeks to DEMOCRATICALLY elect people into office and frame a discussion on the value of American free enterprise.
4) Bolsheviks were proponents of Marxist-Leninism, which espouses full government control. Tea Partiers believe in constitutionally limited government.

As a Tea Partier and as someone whose family escaped the USSR, I always stress the importance of teaching the truth about the Soviet Union – not the revisionist wet dream glorifying Lenin and Uncle Joe. Millions of people died under the Bolshevik Revolution and later under Stalin’s reign of terror.

Simply put, Ioffe’s comments are asinine.

My goal is to bring light to the horrors and errors inset in Soviet communism and other Marxist revolutions. This will come with further reading and examination into the subject. Thanks to my family history and natural curiosity to counter the Left’s lies about this subject, I plan to fulfill this goal.

Too many young people have been lied to and deceived about the brutal reality of Soviet communism. We can’t allow revisionist history to deceive any longer.

[Note: Twitchy highlighted some tweets, including two of mine, in response to Ioffe's tweet.]

Occupy Wall Street Hooligans Bring Socialist Movement to San Diego October 7

It was brought to my attention that some here in San Diego–namely socialists and communists–are bringing the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to San Diego, California, this October 7th,2011.

Here is a video about the Occupy San Diego gathering:

This movement aims to overthrow capitalism in exchange for some “beautiful” alternative. No matter how many times we probe these people, they fail to offer an alternative to capitalism…

Undoubtedly, these hypocrites reap the benefits of capitalism and simultaneously want to destroy it. (Irony much?) Instead, they look to socialism for an answer. Both socialism and its ugly cousin communism are defined by collective farms, redistribution of wealth, poverty, pogroms, and nonexistent human rights.  Is this the alternative they seek?

The corporatists in Wall Street–who are sympathetic to crony capitalism, not free market enterprise–are to blame for our nation’s financial woes. Interestingly enough, these protesters have no complaints about them or their ties to the Obama Administration. Nevertheless, these Occupy Wall Street hooligans routinely blame capitalism  for their problems.

Why do people continue to dismiss history? Look at Nazi Germany, the former USSR, Vietnam, Cuba, and similar nations. Communism and socialism do not work. They reduce(d) people to human debris.

My parents endured communism and later escaped the former USSR. They came here to escape brutal conditions found in their former homeland. My mom–a devout Catholic–could not openly practice her religion. Similarly, my dad was subjugated to institutionalized anti-Semitism. Capitalism in America was the only system that could ensure their freedom.

The question beckons: if communism and socialism were so beautiful, why did my parents and other Soviet refuseniks/political refugees leave?

People need to think twice about socialism before demanding it here in America. Pay attention to the Obama Administration’s socialist programs being shoved down our throats.

WaPo Writer Stoops to New Low, Accuses Glenn Beck of Being “Anti-Semitic”

Glenn Beck at Restoring Honor

Image by TalkMediaNews via Flickr

Every loyal Glenn Beck viewer knows he is the farthest thing from an anti-Semite.

Nevertheless, the MSM continues to spin the narrative that Beck hates Jews and Israel.

The Washington Compost…err, Washington Post, featured scathing drivel from Dana Milbank, who has a penchant for spewing venom on the likes of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party Movement.

His latest attack on Glenn Beck alleges that he is  a “Jew-loving, anti-Semite.” He lamented Senator Joe Lieberman’s (I-CT) decision to join Glenn Beck at his “Restoring Courage” event in Jerusalem this August:

Lieberman, who knew Beck back when he was a morning DJ in New Haven, may have missed some of the broadcaster’s recent feats: hosting a guest on his show who describes as “accurate” the anti-Semitic tract “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”; likening Reform rabbis to “radicalized Islam”; calling Holocaust survivor George Soros a “puppet master,” a bloodsucker and a Nazi collaborator; touting the work of a Nazi sympathizer who referred to Eisenhower as “Ike the Kike”; and claiming the Jews killed Jesus.

According to this columnist, Glenn Beck is merely a ‘creature’, not a man. God forbid a conservative reaches out to Democrats and independents to stand with Israel! (Leftist brouhaha at its finest.)

The following is simply ludicrous:

I admire Lieberman, and I’ve defended him over the years when he defied party and faction. But if he shares a stage with this creature, he will surrender the decency that has defined his public life.

Beck appropriately lashed back at Milbank with the following from the The Blaze:

On his radio show Monday, Beck unleashed on the Washington Post for its “smears” and for “propping up lies.” Not only did he point out that he’s received the “defender of Israel award” from the Zionist organization of America — an honor previously bestowed upon the likes of Joe Biden, Tom DeLay, and even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — but he also used a bit of historical evidence.

 Indeed, George Soros surrendered Jews to Nazis. To deny such makes one guilty by association.

Self-hating Jews and their apologists should be scrutinized, not Glenn Beck. (As a pro-Israel half-Jew and Glenn Beck fan, these people do not speak for me, for his fans, or for other pro-Israel advocates.)

Enough of these people getting away with this smear campaign. I hope that Mr. Beck pursues legal action against Milbank for defamation. The truth will persevere, and Glenn Beck will continue to stand tall and be courageous.

To bury the hatchet, let me humor you with the following: If Glenn Beck is a “Jew-loving, anti-Semite”, then I might as well be a “Nazi-loving, anti-communist”!  (Crying anti-Semitism v. Glenn Beck is illusory and nonsensical. It’s like claiming my deeply-rooted, anti-communist conservatism is based on love of Nazism and Marxist-Leninism. It just doesn’t make sense.)

Americans for Prosperity California to Counter CTA May 13 in San Diego

Americans for Prosperity California is having a counter rally to the California Teachers Association, one of the largest and most corrupt unions in all of the state.  This rally is being held to object demands for more taxes by union thugs.

Everyone in California is encouraged to go. It’s tomorrow, May 13th, in San Diego from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Americans for Prosperity California lays out the details below on Facebook:

Tell the Teacher’s Unions Enough is Enough! Join with Americans for Prosperity, The Republican Party of San Diego County, Orange County Republican Party, Radio Host Chip Franklin, Radio Host Mike Slater,, California Young Republican Federation (partial list), and taxpayers from throughout southern California at a counter rally to the union cry for more taxes. Tell them to stop using our children to oppose reform.

BRING: Homemade RESPECTFUL signs opposing tax increases, supporting reform, etc.
RSVP: Facebook, email or call (805) 229-1117

Since parking is difficult at the Embarcadero, AFP will be organizing shuttles from Park and Ride locations – you will need to email the above address for a location and pick up time.

Eagle Forum’s “Taking Flight” Convention to Storm San Diego

I am pleased to announce that our Eagle Forum State Convention is underway! See details below:

To purchase your ticket/hotel stay at the Town and Country in San Diego, click here.

To learn more about the speakers, click here.

To learn more about San Diego Eagle Forum, click here.



June 10-11, 2011
KEYNOTE SPEAKER (Schedule Pending)



President John “Woody” Woodrum


This California State Convention is for those Tea Partiers and all Liberty Group members who want to renew their purpose, strengthen their courage, and solidify and unify their group. Thus empowered, they can soldier on with the sure confidence that they will support candidates who will win, thereby changing the course of California’s history. For child care information click here

This California State Convention is also for conservative political candidates who lost their elections last year; as well as for those who want to serve the public but have never run for office before. We also welcome all currently elected officials and thank them for their service to our city, our county, our state, and our nation.
Radio Rock Star RICK AMATO Emcees!!
(Schedule Pending)
Bob Basso, portraying Patriot Tom Paine!
(Bob appears at more than 400 tea parties a year! Hear what’s going on in the rest of America kept secret by the lame stream media)
TAKING FLIGHT!!! – TAKING BACK AMERICA IN 2012 – Let’s finish the job!!!

To all conservative political candidates, elected officials, and those who may volunteer to serve in their campaigns, welcome.


To Finish the Job in 2012! (includes lunch)

Former Chair Armed Services
Visit his website here

JAMES O’KEEFE - Video Journalist AKA “Acorn Pimp”, NPR, Planned Parenthood) – Principles of Video Journalism can help your campaign
GREGG JACKSON – Author, “Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies” Answering the question, “How can you tell when a liberal is lying?”
BILL WHITTLEPAJAMAS TV Political/Social Pundit
DRAN REESE - Director, Salt & Light Council
How Values Voters will influence the Elections
BRAD DACUS, Esq – Founder - Lead Attorney Pacific Justice Institute
Legal news the mainstreams won’t tell  you

MARIE WALDRONDeputy Mayor, City Council Member, City of Escondido, CA
GABRIELLA HOFFMANCollege Conservatives – Getting the youth involved

The LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE – Robert Arnakis demystifies the Political Campaign so you can W-I-N!




June 10-11, 2011
Town & Country Hotel
500 Hotel Circle N.

San Diego, California



Friday, June 10, 2011 – 8:00am – 5:00pm - The prestigious Leadership Institute, founded by Morton Blackwell, of Arlington, VA, comes to San Diego to kick-start your campaign! Lunch/materials included in cost.

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 6:30pm- 9:00pmDinner with the (Political) STARS! Rick Amato Emcees – Tom Paine gives us an All-American pep talk! – Keynote Speaker to be announced

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 8:00am-9:00am – Check-in and Registration at the door
9:00am – 11:45am - Speakers, Presentations, and Introduction of our Sponsors
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch with Rep. Duncan Hunter, (Ret), Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, and  Bob Basso, the actor who portrays Tom Paine
1:15pm – 5:00pm -  More speakers and election/campaign training

Break-Out Sessions Throughout the day – (Included in cost)
Sessions include:
James O’Keefe and Christian Hartsook – How Video Journalism Can Benefit Your Campaign
Meredith Dake – Social Networking is a Must! Learn Facebook, Twitter, etc
Gabriella Hoffman – Getting the college-age voters and candidates involved
Leadership Institute – Campaign Fund-Raising






4 WAYS!!!
@Banner $50.00 & Wall Space $50.00|Banner only - $50.00|Wall space only – $50.00



For Banners and Flipping Logos: Dran Reese -
For Programs: Julio
For Wall Space and Vendor Tables: Woody:

Make checks payable to “Eagle Forum San Diego” and mail to:
Eagle Forum San Diego | 1666 Garnet Ave #311 | San Diego, CA 92109







You can send checks payable to
“Eagle Forum San Diego”
and mail to:
Eagle Forum San Diego
1666 Garnet Ave #311
San Diego, CA 92109
For pre-registration, call John “Woody” Woodrum at (858) 652-9528
and leave a message telling him you sent a check. We’ll put you on the list!

Town & Country Hotel special Eagle Forum Convention rates:

~ Single rooms are $111.38 (tax included)

~ Double rooms are $122.63(tax included)

~ Special parking rate of $6.00 all day


When you register, be sure to mention that you’re attending the Eagle Forum State Convention, and get your special discounts!

CALLING ALL CONSERVATIVE PARENTS! Would you come if you can get bonded, licensed child care and security while you’re at the Convention? Start teaching your children now so their generation will carry on your values.
Contact Woody at and let us help.
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(After the Convention, of course)


WHY SAN DIEGO? Let us count the ways….
1 – The World-Famous San Diego Zoo!
2 – The Family’s choice: Legoland

3 – Aviation History! The San Diego Aerospace Museum
4 – Go WILD! At the San Diego Wild Animal Park!
5- Let’s Golf! Find a course at

6- Try Sportfishing! No tall tales needed!

7 - Take a peaceful stroll through stunning Balboa Park
8 – How about those San Diego Chargers!

9 – Not to be outdone – San Diego Padres!

10 – And why are we in San Diego…the BEACHES!!!!

11 - World-renown apple pies…a mountain retreat… Julian

12 – For lovers of Turandot, Carmen, Faust and Der Rosenkavalier… San Diego Opera!

13- Hey, car guys (and gals) – Cruising’ Grand in Escondido Break out your Cobra, Corvette, GTO, etc…
14 – You like IMAX? The best theater is at the
Reuben H. Fleet  Space Center
15 – And who can forget Shamu? Sea World

For more information about Beautiful, FUN San Diego, click here

San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau

A portion of your registration fees will go to a scholarship fund for Eagle Forum Collegians


Must-See Video: Wall of Lies Will Combat MSA on Campus

Horowitz Freedom Center unveiled its Palestinian “Wall of Lies” several months ago for students to display on campus during “Israel Apartheid Week” this year.

Here is the promo video detailing the disturbing nature of that crazy week:

According to the Wall of Lies website, these are the schools that have jumped on board this effort:

These are the schools where campus organizations have signed up to participate in our campaign by either hosting film screenings, a speaker, displaying the Wall of Lies, or a combination of all three.  (note – while there are Israel Apartheid Weeks going on at some of these schools, this list refers to the schools that we are working with to promote the truth about the middle east conflict and is not indicative of all the anti-Israel activity on campus.) :

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Brooklyn College



Florida Atlantic University

Michigan State University

Penn State University

Rutgers University

UC Irvine


UNC – Chapel Hill

University of Pennsylvania


Yeshiva University

YOU can host a “Wall of Lies” on your university! Contact Jeffrey Wiener of Horowitz Freedom Center at 818-849-3470 ext 206 to learn how you can get involved and repel the Muslim Students Association and Students for Justice in Palestine this Spring!

Family Research Council Webcast: Sex Trafficking Event- March 15th

I’m honored to announce another opportunity I’ve been offered.

Family Research Council has invited me again to participate in a twitter event, Sex Trafficking in America: from The Boulevard to Planned Parenthood, on March 15th, 2011 at 11am PT/2pm ET. I will be tweeting live about speakers, interesting facts, and important information during the event.

It is important to note the danger of sex trafficking, as Planned Parenthood has made it clear that they would facilitate abortions for pimps and their clients.

Taken from the FRC event page:

Each year, right under our noses, 100,000 American children each year are victimized by sex traffickers. Make no mistake, this is not a problem that’s just “over there.” These heinous crimes are happening in our own backyards. A special live video webcast hosted by Family Research Council on Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. ET will bring together leading experts shed light on this growing problem that affects every corner of our nation — from neighborhoods, playgrounds, and malls to the local Planned Parenthood clinic. You will also learn what actions you can take to help restore these victims, and stop those who prey on them.

Webcast participants include:

  • Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
  • J. Robert (Bob) Flores, former Administrator of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJD)
  • Lila Rose, President, Live Action
  • Pat Trueman, President, and former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, U. S. Department of Justice
  • Samantha Vardeman, Senior Director, Shared Hope International
  • Tina Frundt, Founder and Executive Director, Courtney’s House
  • Lisa Thompson, Liaison for the Abolition of Sexual Trafficking at The Salvation Army

Leftist “Brilliance” and “Civility” Emanates Following Protests

After Van Jones and other progressive organizers called for rallies nationwide this past weekend, the unhinged left continued their “civil” tactics amid the passage of Governor Walker’s (R-WI) anti-union bill.

While they accuse conservatives of being “fascist,” “mean-spirited,” and “oppressive,” it is public sector union members who must learn a thing or two about manners and upholding decency.

Below are proven examples why the Left is mired by hypocrisy, intolerance, and an unabashed embrace of violence.

Case #1: Assaulting and disrespecting a reporter is revolting, not noble.

Fox News is the most-watched and trusted name in news, regardless of what liberals and the MSM spin. Protesters continually shouted “Fox lies!” and interrupted this reporter on the job. Talk about reverence for journalists…unless they are affiliated with Fox News.


Case #2:  Blatant intolerance.

If blacks, gays, Hispanics, and other groups commonly swayed by the Democratic Party retreat to the TEA Party Movement and Republican Party, they will be faced with vicious scorn. From Gateway Pundit:

A pro-public union SEIU rally turned ugly today outside the Colorado Capitol in Denver.
The Colorado union supporters started out the day chanting, “Tax the rich!”

But later the unhinged SEIU thugs accosted a gay black tea partyer.
This verbal assault lasted for several minutes.
In this segment the pro-union leftists asks this black tea partyer,

“I just want to know how you can vote against your own best interest.”

Case 3: When disgruntled about imminent budget cuts, calling effective governors “fascist” will hurt your cause:

This assault on unions is not fascist or oppressive. Americans are taking massive cuts to their pay and are suffering from financial hardships. Union members continue to whine and complain that they’ve been attacked. News flash:  these unappreciative leeches should expect to pay for themselves. It is time to opt out of babysitting thugs, socialists, and communists.

One columnist, who is anti-Walker, pointed out the idiocy surrounding this name-calling in the Daily Cardinal:

The individuals who make such comparisons are just desperate for ammunition. They find the slightest similarity so that they can justify their argument. Perhaps Hitler didn’t like unions. Maybe Obama’s health-care system has slight similarities to Nazi Germany’s social policies. But that’s not the point.

Case #4: Fleeing your state and reneging on governmental duties shows weakness, not strength.

The “Wisconsin 14″–Democratic state senators who deliberately put the vote on Governor Walker’s bill on hold–have embarrassed their state and their constituents. WI voters voted for change in November 2010-the change Governor Walker promised while campaigning and subsequently delivered this past week.

Case #5: Shoving your fellow citizens is impolite, not honorable.

In Sacramento, Calif., this past weekend, a TEA Partier was repeatedly shoved and pushed around by an SEIU supporter.



The opposing rallies were divided by 10th Street, west of the State Capitol. All was peaceful, until members supporting unions crossed the street.

An amateur videographer caught a shoving match on tape. The video showed a face to face argument right before Richard Andazola, 28, of Stockton, shoved a tea party activist.

“He bum rushed across the street, came right at us, swung his bullhorn at me, hit me in the hand and then put his hand around my throat and started choking me,” Rodney Stanhope of Placerville said.

The video doesn’t show the choking incident, but clearly shows the shoving. Because of it, Sacramento Police officers cited Andazola for battery.

FreedomWorks employee and conservative activist Tabitha Hale was attacked by union thugs as well.

From Big Government:

Tabitha Hale, a FreedomWorks employee, got in a heated exchange while filming a union member outside of her office when she was attacked by the thug. We at Eyeblast personally know Tabitha, and she is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and is definitely not an instigator. Not to mention hitting a girl is one of the most cowardly things a man can do.

Just imagine if a Tea Party member were caught on video doing this. All the major media outlets would been looping this for the next 6 months.

…and a cohort was called a “bad Jew” for not siding with unions.

Clearly, union thugs need to learn some etiquette. Maybe anger management while they are at it. How about some medicine to calm their nerves? Check out this gem below:

Until then, the real agitators cannot go unnoticed.