Notable and Quotable: Clinton Baby Edition

I was quoted in Daily Caller‘s “The Mirror” about Chelsea Clinton’s baby:

“What if Chelsea Clinton’s child becomes a Tea Party conservative????? Political socialization can sometimes backfire.” — Gabriella Hoffman, northeast regional field director, Leadership Institute. (Slightly premature and over the baby’s parents’ and grandparents’ dead bodies)

Odd…I Got Quoted in FishbowlDC

Just saw this…apparently I was quoted in FishbowlDC on October 1st?

Here’s what they wrote:

Words to live by…

“Know what keeps me sane living in the DC area? Boasting an outsider mindset in the Beltway. Resist urge for power and remember your roots.” — conservative blogger Gabriella Hoffman. Just moments before this whopper of wisdom, she wrote, “My page is 8 likes away from 1,100. Connect with me on FB if you haven’t already.”

 

It’s quite odd that they pay attention to minute details. Still, I find it neat that my tweets and quotes about conservative politics  continue to land in publications.

Don’t be afraid to speak out.

 

My Tweet Condemning Obama’s Race Baiting Featured in National Journal

I often talk about the power of Twitter on my social media outlets. I cannot stress it enough. One tweet or retweet can carry immense sway and even land in an article or news story.

So, that happened to me again.

Jill Lawrence of National Journal, which is no bastion of conservative thought, borrowed one of my tweets in order to write why it was appropriate for President Obama to insert himself in the George Zimmerman trial. Lawrence took great issue with being “dangerously conservative.” (It’s called having a sense of humor.)

Below is the excerpt:

Inevitably, conservatives charged that Obama was stirring up controversy needlessly, and showing bias against whites. “Remarkable that the president of the United States continues to fan the flames on George Zimmerman. #StopTalkingSir,” tweeted Republican strategist Brian Walsh.

“Can this president and his ilk get over race? You’re dividing and destroying this country with your race-baiting—making Karl Marx proud,” tweeted Gabriella Hoffman, a regional field coordinator for the Leadership Institute who describes herself as “dangerously conservative.”

Yet for the black community, Obama’s remarks were more than four years overdue. After the Zimmerman verdict, they pleaded with him to say something commensurate to their pain over this case—to speak not just about race but about racism.

Introducing Campus Reform Online’s Opinion Columnist

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Wonderful news – I will pen weekly op-ed columns on Campus Reform Online (CRO)–Leadership Institute’s news publication–each Sunday starting May 19, 2013. For those of you who don’t know, CRO is the #1 source for campus news.

Here’s more about Campus Reform:

Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is America’s leading site for college news.

As a watchdog to the nation’s higher education system, Campus Reform exposes bias, abuse, waste, and fraud on the nation’s college campuses.

Our team of professional journalists works alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of university administrators, faculty, and students.

Campus Reform holds itself to rigorous journalism standards and strives to present each story with accuracy, objectivity, and public accountability.

They will focus on higher education and leftist abuses on campus. Many CRO stories have caught the attention of the Drudge Report and similar news outlets. Be sure to look out for them starting next Sunday and to follow stories my co-workers report on at CRO.

If you’re a college student and want to send a tip about a leftist abuse on campus, email contact@campusreform.org.

LIKE Campus Reform on Facebook and follow them at @CampusReform.

‘There’s Some Good in This World…And It’s Worth Fighting For’

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Tomorrow I embark on a nine-day journey to the Northeast. I will traverse the region and visit students in Boston, New Haven, NYC, and Newark. Sadly, this territory isn’t kind to travelers of the conservative persuasion.  But in the name of freedom and liberty, we must do our best to reclaim it – especially universities there.

To quote Lord of the Rings: “…there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”

Not all young people are goose-stepping Obamanites. The countless students I meet and work with are frustrated by this administration. Nevertheless their enthusiasm, their energy, and their indomitable spirit to advance conservative principles on campus will propel our movement in the right direction.

I couldn’t ask for a better or more rewarding job than this. My students in the Northeast give me hope. I empathize with them because I too was a conservative student in a heavily blue state. I know how difficult it is to advance a conservative message on campus.

That being said, we can and we must take back our campuses. Conservatism is still worth fighting for there. Don’t give up!

If I come across anything interesting or newsworthy, I’ll be sure to blog about it here. Be sure to follow my musings on Facebook or on Twitter at @Gabby_Hoffman!

The Power of Twitter: Why Young Conservatives Should Tweet

Some of you are aware that I’m quite the Twitterholic. I tweet under the handle @Gabby_Hoffman and am not afraid to say that I tweet up quite the storm. My Twitter musings range from conservative politics to historical events. On occasion, I also include fashion and animal posts. Whenever I’m traveling for work or for leisure, I tweet pictures of monuments or interesting points of observation. All in all, I’ve grown to like and rely on Twitter.

Why would a young conservative like me use Twitter, you ask? Easy: we’ve got to win the social media war against the Left.

January 12, 2013 will mark three years since I started on Twitter. (In twitterspeak, I’ll be celebrating my third Twitterversary.)

At first I was reluctant to tweet. This social media medium was extremely confusing and foreign to me. I was perplexed by the RT symbol, follow button, and hashtags. It was not until a young conservative conference in Summer 2010 that I started to use Twitter. Once I got the hang of Twitter, I couldn’t stop using it.

In the nearly three years I’ve been on Twitter, I’ve garnered almost 22, 000 followers. What’s the key to this? Playing hashtag games, helping tweets turn into news stories, and promoting friends and fellow activists. I’ve also used Twitter to promote my articles.

Due to my politically charged tweets, I’ve been mentioned by Politico, Twitchy, National Review, got linked on Drudge Report, and was interviewed by Fox News.

If you’re not on Twitter, sign up for it and start tweeting. We’ve got a country to save!

Young Cons’ Josh Riddle, Yours Truly Discuss College Conservatism on The RJ Moeller Show

Recently, I had the pleasure of going on Values and Capitalism’s The RJ Moeller Show. Values and Capitalism is a project of American Enterprise Institute.

Host RJ Moeller, a good friend of mine and Dean of Prager University, interviewed me and Josh Riddle of the Young Cons.

Here’s an excerpt about the show:

From there we shift gears in the second segment to welcome in college seniors Joshua Riddle (Dartmouth) and Gabriella Hoffman (UC-San Diego) to talk about life as conservatives on their college campuses. Joshua is the co-founder of The Young Conservatives website and organization, has played four years of Division I basketball, and is slated to take a job working for the radio talk show host Laura Ingraham this summer.

Joshua Riddle

Gabriella is a social media all-star who works as an editor/contributor at the The College Conservative website and is set to begin an internship with Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center in Washington, D.C., after graduation.

Gabriella Hoffman

These are two of the sharpest young conservatives around, and we encourage you to follow them both on Twitter. Josh is at @YoungCons, and Gabriella is at @Gabby_Hoffman.

 

You can hear the entire interview here.

Young Conservatives Mobilize, Join Resistance 44 to Counter the Left’s Dangerous Policies

Are you tired of the Left’s disastrous policies? Dissatisfied with high youth employment? Tired of crony capitalism? Unhappy with moral relativism? Want to change the course of politics? Join Resistance 44!

Justen Charters and I started this movement two months after seeing the need to create an outlet for young conservatives. After much thought and consideration, we came up with Resistance 44 to “resist” the leftist policies that are ruining this country.

Read articles from Justen and yours truly on why we started it.

Also, watch and share our first video.

 

If interested in getting involved, sign up here: http://resist44.com/join.php

Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @Resist_44!

“Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” Meme – Best Political Thing Ever!?

Admit it. You’ve swooned over Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) like the rest of us. Females like myself are enchanted by those blue eyes, that perfectly parted hair, and those pearly whites. And males admire him for his fortitude, manliness, and business acumen.

Who could deny Ryan’s greatness?  He’s very attractive. And not only that – he’s articulate, family-oriented, and knowledgeable about finances. He is… the Most Interesting Republican in America!

Hey Girl, Its Paul Ryan”  lets the whole blogosphere see what we’re raving about.

If you’re familiar with “Newt Judges You,” “Texts from Hillary,” and “Dogs Against Obama,” then you’ll like this. It’s a play off of  the “Hey Girl, Its Ryan Gosling” meme.

Check out some of these memes:

And my personal favorite.

So, who are the masterminds behind this awesome tumblr account and correspondent meme? None other than CRAFT DC’s Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) and Naked D.C. Editor-in-Chief Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti)

Girls – Let not your heart be troubled. Thanks to “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan,” now you can swoon over Paul Ryan every day. And guys – you might find these to be useful pickup lines. Just sayin’.

Check http://heygirlitspaulryan.tumblr.com/ for new memes each day.

College Students Launch “TheCollegeConservative” to Combat Political Correctness, Liberal Bias in Media

Cross-posted from TruthAboutBills:

Contrary to popular belief, not all young people are “skulls full of mush.” Although many of our Generation Y peers bow to Obama and have been coerced by the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, there is a silent majority of young conservatives ready to take back this country through media and journalism.

Conservative college students from all across the nation have come together to write for TheCollegeConservative (TCC)–an online journal for conservative college students, by conservative college students. The website states, “TheCollegeConservative was launched in November 2011 with one mission: to give young conservative activists a platform to be heard across the nation.  Our organization is comprised of conservative college writers from across the United States who are tired of being pushed around by “the ninety-nine percent” and the world of academia.””

Founder and Editor-in-Chief Zachary Freeman writes more about the publication’s mission statement:

On this basis, TheCollegeConservative was created:

a.) we believe that young conservatives across the United States have something to say,

b.) young conservatives need a platform to be able to get their message out, and

c.) the faithful conservatives in America need to see that there is a generation of conservative leaders that is preparing to lead our great nation back to prosperity.

Zach (freeman_zachary) is also joined by three assistant editors: Sydney Phillips (@sydphillips), yours truly (@Gabby_Hoffman), and Kevin Reagan (@O_JoseCanYouSee). Nearly 20 student writers have signed on, and that number is expected to grow.

Be sure to like TheCollegeConservative Facebook page and follow it on Twitter @Blog_TCC.

If interested in applying to write for us, inquire here.