Media Alert: Hoffman Sisters to Appear on The Dana Show April 4th at 5pm ET

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Catch my sister Anna Maria and I in our first-ever TV appearance this Friday, April 4th, at 5pm ET. We’ll be appearing on The Dana Show on behalf of Counter Cultured alongside several other fearless young conservative chicks. Topics to be discussed are women’s rights, abortion, Obamacare, gun rights, and feminism, among many things.

Tune to the the Blaze.com/TV and DirectTV Channel 212 on Friday at 5pm ET!

 

New ObamaCare Ambassador Lance Bass of NSYNC Fame Isn’t a Bad Sport

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After I tweeted a promo video for an upcoming episode of The Dana Show featuring comedian Steven Crowder mocking Lance Bass’ visit to the White House on ObamaCare, the singer himself tweeted back and thought Crowder’s portrayal of him was funny. Unlike other leftist celebrities, Lance didn’t hurl attacks nor was he abrasive.

Kudos to Mr. Bass for having a good sense of humor. Maybe he’ll reconsider his support for ObamaCare?

Update: I was mentioned in The Blaze.

Ugh…Terry McAwful to Be Sworn in As Governor of Virginia Today

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Today marks a sad day in Virginia’s history. Terry McAuliffe, infamous carpetbagger and former DNC chairman, will be inaugurated as the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia today at noon. McAuliffe has never held any office. Additionally, this is the first time in 40 years that Democrats control all top positions in Richmond.

I also tweeted this about Inauguration Day:

The Left attributes McAuliffe’s win to former Va. Attorney Generatl Ken Cuccinelli’s “extreme” views on social issues:

Saturday’s ceremony marks the first time in a quarter-century that Democrats will hold all three of the state’s top elective posts: governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.

Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said Republicans could learn from McAuliffe’s victory if they want to win competitive swing states like Virginia and take back the White House.

“Just about everyone realizes that Terry McAuliffe won mainly because Ken Cuccinelli’s positions, especially on social issues, were too far to the right for a moderate swing state,” Sabato said.

In actuality, McAuliffe basically bought the election with $15 million dollars’ worth of negative ads defaming Cuccinelli. Politico also notes that McAuliffe barely won the election as the failed Obamacare roll out started to materialize:

The main news stories of the last two weeks of the race were about the botched rollout of the health exchanges and troubling revelations about people getting kicked off their health plans.

Cuccinelli called the off-year election a referendum on Obamacare at every stop during the final days.

“Despite being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million, this race came down to the wire because of Obamacare,” Cuccinelli said in his concession speech Tuesday night.

So who will be leading the Commonwealth of Virginia for the next four years?

Woman #1: “So as governor, would you oppose any restrictions on my right to an abortion at any time?”McAuliffe: “Yes.”

Woman #1: “No, Yes?”

McAuliffe:“I would support stopping any restrictions.”

And then to remove any doubt, he told another woman that as governor he would be a “brick wall” against even the most common ground limitations on abortion.

Woman #2: “Also, if any anti-choice Republicans were to introduce legislation preventing me from getting an abortion after 20 weeks would you oppose it?”

McAuliffe: “So you have a Constitutional right. This has been determined in our nation. It is a Constitutional right. It is. What I said here is that I will be a brick wall to stop any erosion of any Constitutional right that any woman has in Virginia. I will be a brick wall.”

A guy who’s currently under federal investigation by the SEC.

A guy who’s in favor of bankrupting Virginia through Medicaid expansion.

A guy who favors Obamacare.

A guy who dislikes the Second Amendment and appointed a gun control loon to his transition team. (Mind you, Virginia is predominately pro-gun.)

A guy who’ll bypass Virginia law to impose gay marriage. (The Marshall-Newman Amendment, or Virginia Marriage Amendment to preserve traditional marriage, passed overwhelming in 2006 with 57% of the vote.)

A guy who left his wife in the car to attend Democrat fundraisers after she gave birth to their kids on numerous occasions.

Thank goodness for term limits in Virginia. (Governors are limited to one, four-year term.) This guy will undoubtedly abuse the office and attempt to pass legislation that puts Virginia towards the path of regression.

We must monitor this guy like a hawk. Maybe one of his scandals will creep up on him? We can only hope. Whether or not you live here in Virginia, watch what goes on in Richmond very closely.

In the meantime, hide your income, hide your guns, hide your babies, fellow Virginians…Scary Terry’s reign is about to commence.

UPDATE:

Newly updated Governor of Virginia Facebook page misspells Virginia as “Virgina”.

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This is not surprising coming from a guy who only up until recently learned about the basic functions and rules of Virginia’s government. (h/t VA Black Conservatives to taking the screen shot)

UPDATE II:

Twitchy reported on the Virginia misspelling found on the Governor of Virginia Facebook page.

I’m *Officially* Published!

Yesterday, the paperback edition of “Young, Conservative and Why It’s Smart to Be Like Us” became available on Amazon.

1505564_10152086116287668_1287118706_nI was one of 14 young conservatives to author chapters on why we identify with conservatism. Back in April, our stories were made available in e-book format. I chose to write about my family history and how it inspires me to advance conservative policies.

My thoughts on being *officially* published? It feels great to see my work and that of my friends/fellow activists published in book form. (For those of you wondering: Yes, I want to write a few books in the future that center around conservative politics and history. It’ll require vast amounts of reading and gaining more wisdom. Until then, I’ll stick with grassroots activism and blogging.)

Over these last four years, I’ve honed my conservative beliefs and grown disenchanted by both major parties. Even as a registered Republican, I’m inclined to criticize Republican politicians whenever they fall out of line with conservatism. (Criticism is healthy, and our guys should be held accountable too.) In my view, conservatism – not establishment Republican ideals – is the only way forward.

I hope my story inspires other young conservatives to speak out and encourage our peers to get involved. We can’t discount our generation, especially with countless disaffected former Obamanites looking for guidance following the disastrous Obamacare roll out. We can win over members of our generation with conservative ideas and policies.

At 22, I’m quite proud of my many accomplishments at such a young age. I hope my story and my actions motivate others to find their voice and get involved.

Looking for the perfect Christmas present? Get your family members “Young, Conservative and Why It’s Smart to Be Like Us”!

 

New Counter Cultured Column: Terry McAuliffe Wants Virginian Women to Submit to Big Government

I’ve penned a new column at Counter Cultured just in time for Election Day here in Virginia. My family and I will be voting for Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor, Mark Obenshain for Attorney General, and Brian Wolfe for Fairfax County Sheriff.

Below is an excerpt from my column criticizing Terry McAuliffe’s misogynist views and crusade for big government:

Tomorrow is Election Day here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Many of you have seen me comment, tweet, and write about the gubernatorial race in great detail. (Disclaimer: I’m a Ken Cuccinelli supporter and have been since he launched his campaign in Summer 2012.) This race is important for our state, and its outcome will have an impact nationwide.

A win for Cuccinelli is a win for freedom; a win for McAuliffe is a win for big government.

Much to the dismay of Terry McAuliffe and his surrogates, Ken isn’t an extremist or a woman-hater. On the contrary, Ken is pro-woman–more pro-woman than McAuliffe could ever claim to be.

Continue reading at Counter Cultured.

It’s November in Virginia: Vote Ken Cuccinelli and the Rest of the Ticket

Can’t believe it’s already November…Within a few days, those of us here in Virginia will be voting for our next governor. This race not only matters to our state; it matters to this country. There is one candidate who is a Washington outsider, constitutional conservative, and defender of freedom. That man is Ken Cuccinelli. (I will have two more posts here before Election Day explaining my support for Cuccinelli.)

What about McAuliffe and Sarvis?

Terry McAuliffe is a big government, cronyist stooge eager to turn Virginia into California or New York. He models his policies after the Clintons and President Obama. He’s currently under several federal investigations too. He’s pro-woman? Quite the contrary. He left his wife and newborn kids in the car to go raise millions of dollars for the DNC; and he recently declared getting an abortion after 20 weeks is a constitutional right. The guy is as corrupt as they come.

Robert Sarvis is a moderate progressive masquerading as a libertarian. This guy ran for office in 2011 as a Republican, lost, and is bitter. Heck, he even campaigned saying he’d model himself after Cuccinelli. In several recent interviews, Sarvis revealed that he likes higher taxes (i.e., gas mileage tax), Medicaid expansion, no regulations on abortion clinics, and is in favor of mainstream economics (not much of a free marketeer). A vote for Sarvis is a vote for McAuliffe.

This is not a repeat of 2012. Cuccinelli has never flip-flopped on issues, and he was the first Attorney General to file an injunction against ObamaCare. He has stood up to the federal government on numerous occasions.

Fellow Virginia voters: Please vote smart. Vote for limited government – vote for Cuccinelli and the rest of the ticket.

#StandWithKen

Women Stand With Ken Cuccinelli

Despite what Terry McAuliffe and his apologists say, Ken Cuccinelli is not anti-woman. Ken believes that women should make their own decisions, independent of the government, to excel in life. The majority of us aren’t keen on aborting children or relying on the government from cradle to grave. We recognize the danger of big government, which is why we are supporting and voting for Ken Cuccinelli.

Below is a video featuring a clip of my sister and I for our support of Ken Cuccinelli.

Polls are tightening, and this race is not lost. Encourage all of your friends here in Virginia to vote for Ken and the rest of our ticket.

 

Keep Calm and Cruz On: #StandWithTed As He Filibusters ObamaCare

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#StandWithRand Part Deux?

It looks like a second filibuster on the U.S. Senate floor is currently underway as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is using this session to pose objections to funding ObamaCare. The Senate Conservatives Fund, Heritage Action, and countless grassroots activists have mobilized great support to #DefundObamaCare. Americans are seeing the implications of government-run healthcare firsthand and have had enough.

You can watch the live debate unfold here on C-SPAN2. I’m causally live-tweeting at @Gabby_Hoffman.

Join me and the millions of other Americans as we #StandWithTed.

 

Saying Goodbye to 2012 is Bittersweet

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I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season with Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations. As we say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, I offer you my final blog post of the year.

This year will go down in history as one of the most eventful years to date. Somehow President Obama – arguably one of the most corrupt and dangerous presidents in American history – clinched a second term in November. SCOTUS ruled  the individual mandate provision in Obamacare constitutional as a tax. Shockingly, but not surprisingly, Mitt Romney lost the election. Our side witnessed devastating losses in U.S. Senate contests, as well. Unemployment rose. The country cared more about birth control politics than preserving free enterprise this election year.  And the list goes on and on.

2012 was not a good year for America. Don’t kid yourselves if you think higher taxes, the implementation of Obamacare, and other policies ushered in by this administration are going to benefit us. They’ll incur more harm than good.

If you want to be encouraged for the battle ahead, check out Rebooting America founder Justen Charters in his viral “Six Trillion Dollar Man” music video for ChristinePAC. Share it with your friends and family.

Although there’s much to complain about 2012 and the consequences surrounding Obama’s re-election, I recognize that much good came out of this year. I graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in Political Science on the three-year track in June. Shortly afterward I moved from Southern California to Northern Virginia to intern at the Media Research Center’s CNSNews division.  I then got hired to work for the Leadership Institute as the Northeast Regional Field Coordinator, which has been a great experience thus far. Working with conservative students is fun, hard work, and great. I’m also grateful for wonderful co-workers, and find myself incredibly happy with the work I’m doing. I’m very blessed for gainful employment!

I was also graced with many opportunities in 2012. I was a youth speaker at several conferences, appeared on many radio shows, and continued to write for various conservative media outlets. I befriended and strengthened friendships with great people and fellow young conservative activists. I met many  people who I look up to including Michelle Malkin, Ken Cuccinelli, Mark Levin, Dana Loesch, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), and incoming U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), to name a few. I got to explore this country more and ventured to Texas, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for the first time. FreePAC Dallas was a blast, and my various trips to the Northeast to meet with students were equally worthwhile. I also co-founded another youth movement – Resistance 44- with my good friend Justen Charters and gauged young people with our conservative message.

2012 wouldn’t be complete if it weren’t for my family, friends, and fellow activists. Thank you for keeping my spirits up. I’m thankful for all of you and your continual support!

Despite impending tax hikes on all Americans come January 1st (thank you, President Obama and Congress), Americans should look forward to 2013.

-Pro-life? Attend 40th Annual March for Life event. The march will be taking place on January 25, 2013 in downtown Washington, D.C.

-President Obama and Democrats in the U.S. Senate are threatening to enforce gun bans. If this happens, apply for a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit. Check your state government’s website on how to apply for CCW permits in your state. Additionally, sign-up to be a member of the NRA, Gun Owners of America, and/or National Association for Gun Rights.

-If you live here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you have the opportunity to help pivot our state red and elect Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as our next governor. Outside support is also appreciated. This is the first and most important electoral contest our side must win. (Visit Cuccinelli’s website, sign up to be a campaign volunteer, and donate money to his campaign.)

-Get involved with the National School Choice Week movement. Next year’s event takes place during the week of January 27, 2013 – February 2, 2013. This is how we outreach to people.

-All conservatives – especially young people – must get involved in Rebooting America. If you liked National Papa John’s Appreciation Day, you’ll like our future events.

-Start reading blogs featuring young conservatives on Counter Cultured, Young Cons, Values and Capitalism, and Acculturated.

-Defend Israel and support groups like CUFI, Zionist Organization of America, StandWithUs, and Young Jewish Conservatives.

-Defend free enterprise and make the moral case for it. Don’t support higher taxes.

-Champion family values and undermine the welfare society.

-And most of all breathe, exercise, eat healthy, travel the country, be frugal, surround yourself with good people, and don’t succumb to pressure. Take the occasional break from politics and your electronics to enjoy the world around you.

What will I be up to in 2013? Here’s what you can expect from me:

  • Speaking engagements: I’m scheduled to speak at a CUFI on Campus’ SALT conference panel on student activism in San Antonio, TX on January 3, 2013, which is followed by my participation in “The Cheated Generation” panel at Maryland Conservative Action Network’s Turning the Tides conference on January 12, 2013 in Annapolis, MD. More appearances are likely throughout the year.
  • Look out for an e-book featuring yours truly: I, along with other young conservatives, wrote a chapter for an e-book slated for release in March 2013.
  • National appearance: Can’t reveal this yet, but you’ll be seeing me on the national stage in mid-to-late January.
  • Blogging: I’ll continue blogging for CNSNews.com, Counter Cultured, Right Wing News, and make my debut on The Blaze. Some other opportunities might come up. I’ll keep you posted.
  • Work: Work is my first priority, so it’ll come first before outside activities. Nevertheless, I’ll be documenting my travels, crazy professors, and leftist abuses in the Northeast if anything comes up. If you’re a student in the Northeast looking to be active on campus, please contact me here.
  • Rebooting America: I’ll be more involved. You should join the movement too.
  • Twitter: Follow my musings and tweets @Gabby_Hoffman.

L’chaim and cheers to a happy, healthy, and productive 2013!

My Thoughts on Obamacare Profiled in USA TODAY College Article

Last week, I was interviewed by USA TODAY College’s Samantha Glavin, a sophomore at Saint Anselm College, on Obamacare and its impact on young people. CRNC communications director Alyssa Farah and Students for Santorum president Shane Bias were also interviewed.

Here are my thoughts:

Gabriella Hoffman is a senior at UC-San Diego and assistant editor of the popular blog, “College Conservative”. While she’s excited to graduate in the spring and enter the real world, she’s worried about the effect that Obamacare, if upheld, could have on her post-college environment.

Hoffman’s parents both came to the U.S. after escaping from the Soviet Union, and she says that they “lived with a health care model that was an extreme version of Obamacare.”

Says Hoffman, “Though the government there said that the mandate was ‘free and wouldn’t cost you’, they ended up paying 80% of it and the care was extremely unsanitary. While that’s not exactly happening here yet, it could the way things are going.”

I also said that Obamacare forces young adults to be subservient to big government.

Hoffman worries about the creation of a similar Big Brother-esque form of control. “Obamacare perpetuates paternalistic government,” she says. “Young people will learn early on that the government has to provide for every need.”

You can read the entire article here.

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