Scott Horton Interviews Jack Hunter

Scott Horton, March 19, 2011

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Jack Hunter, talk radio host and Charleston newspaper columnist, discusses his co-authored book with Rand Paul, The Tea Party Goes to Washington; how the Tea Party movement is breaking free from the stranglehold of talk radio propaganda and is receptive to a non-interventionist foreign policy; getting serious about Constitutional government and budget deficits – and in the process butting heads with GOP operatives who use the same rhetoric but don’t mean what they say; why the neocons will have a weaker hold on Republicans in the 2012 election than they did in 2008; and Rep. Peter King’s refusal to look beyond the surface of war-on-terrorism causes.

MP3 here. (17:47)

Jack Hunter, a.k.a. the “Southern Avenger“, is a conservative commentator (WTMA 1250 AM talk radio) and columnist (Charleston City Paper) living in Charleston, South Carolina. Check out his YouTube channel.

 

12 Responses to “Jack Hunter”

  1. Conservatives in the U.S. are now completely nuts. Rand Paul wants to eliminate oversight of U.S. nuclear plants, just to pick one example.

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) unveiled his five-year budget plan Friday, a radical and ambitious proposal that would — among other things — eliminate the U.S. Department of Energy, one of the two federal agencies charged with overseeing America’s nuclear capabilities.

  2. The TP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Ind. There is no intellectual content whatsoever, except to get more profits for the Kochs.

  3. "U.S. Department of Energy, one of the two federal agencies charged with overseeing America’s nuclear capabilities. "

    If their past actions are any indication, then God help us all. These were the same people who promised reductions in oil imports (instead they doubled) and to lower energy prices (been to a gas station in the last few weeks?) Now they say they're going to keep nuke plants running at peak safety?

    However, they do have one success to their credit. They've done a wonderful job of keeping the US military fully stocked with enough nuclear weapons to wipe out the planet several times over.

    Can't imagine why anyone would want to cut such a helpful and wonderful FEDGOV service.

  4. Well, I'm old enuf & near enuf to Indian Point that I hope when it blows, it blows big.

    Not praising U.S. controls over nukes, just imagining how much worse it will be with no controls whatsoever.

  5. No government controls and no controls are not the same thing.

  6. Is Jack Hunter selling out by having wrote this book with Rand Paul? The latter is no libertarian, but rather a medium-government conservative.

  7. Vergilius: word.

  8. "No government controls and no controls are not the same thing."

    It is always amusing, if disturbing, fail to comprehend the statement above.

  9. Pardon my typing mistake. The phrase should read, "…how many individuals fail to comprehend the statement above."

    The government fails at everything it attempts to accomplish with the exception of the expansion of tyrannical behavior. Despite this, individuals continue to slavishly call for increasing government controls over any given sector of the lives of individuals and the economy.

  10. I see so much frustration. Jack Hunter has the patience that so many people do not have. He spells out the problems and the arguments.
    I am ok when people say "Conservatives in the U.S. are now completely nuts". That doesn't discredit them automatically. I hear them out. Are they the Neoconservative-loving Limbaugh type Conservatives, that just want blind support for the GOP or the other element.

  11. @eCAHNomics
    We TP-types certainly in our enthusiasm know we cant do all this just to be delivered to the GOP by Koch, or Dick Armey. To escalate my activism I left the GOP and became a Libertarian. I wish I could submit to any intellectual test you could come up with to show you what a fool you are.

  12. Leading these ding dongs towards "peace",anti-intervention, or towards basic Repupulicanistic values is a fools errand…..
    What animates most of this crowd is a "we wannabe, deserve to be and are Going to be Uber Alles" mentality. They view the problems as "too high" taxes, welfare "cheats", new (poor and and non-white) immigrants, too many "highly paid" public sector employees, and "politicians trying to take our guns away".
    Most "TEA party activists", as Jack Hunter himself, have a trained incapacity to make any sort of class analysis or view the distribution of wealth and opportunity as a central issue or problem.

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