Archive for September, 2009

U.S. Senate candidate: Martial law needed in Chicago

September 30, 2009

Andy Martin says emergency measures are needed to stem the tide of violence in Chicago.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin calls for the imposition of martial law in Chicago

Martin says Mayor Daley and Barack Obama look stupid campaigning for the Olympics when they lack the resources to protect the city’s existing residents

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEDNESDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

In response to the senseless slaying of another Chicago child, Andy Martin asks: Where is Mayor Daley? Where is Governor Quinn? Where is President Barack Obama?

Martin questions, “If the City cannot protect minority residents, how are we going to protect millions of Olympic visitors?

Martin says the headquarters of the Chicago Police Department should temporarily be moved to ground zero in the war against crime

(CHICAGO)(September 30, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Wednesday, September 30th to call for the imposition of martial law on the city of Chicago.

“The latest slaying of an innocent African-America child should be a wake-up call to the Chicago Mayor and Illinois Governor. If the city and state cannot provide African-Americans with basic personal safety—the ultimate human right—why are these officials in power?

“If necessary, President Barack Obama should send federal troops to protect the right to life of every Chicago child. There cannot be two standards of life, one for minority neighborhoods and another for non-minority neighborhoods.

“I find it incongruous that on a day when Illinois National Guard soldiers were returning from Afghanistan, we needed our Guard personnel in Chicago to restore order here at home.

“With due respect to Superintendent Jody Weis, he has to ratchet up the war on crime and wage relentless war on the gangs and predators who are preying on Chicago’s African-American children. Weis has to take personal ownership of this war, and start leading from the streets, not the safety of his office.

“If newspaper reporter Mark Brown can see where the gangs are lurking, why are police not attacking these encampments and arresting these gangsters?

http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/1795973,CST-NWS-brown29.article

“If the City cannot protect existing citizens, how are we going to guarantee the safety and security of millions of Olympic visitors?

“I propose that the mayor, governor and president adopt a five-point program to return safety to Chicago’s streets:

“First, I want Superintend Weis out on the streets, personally supervising field operations. He needs to lead from the front, not his headquarters office.

“Second, I want the CPD to put every sworn officer on the streets, and replace desk officers with temps if necessary. Any officer who is authorized to carry a gun should be working outside, on the streets. We need to regain control of this city.

“Third, Cook County needs to hire an emergency allotment of prosecutors and prison guards, and create space for thousands of new prisoners, as well courtrooms for prosecution of these predators. We need to disrupt, disable and destroy the gang elements and criminal elements in minority neighborhoods.

“Fifty years of anti-gang efforts have failed. Failure is no longer an acceptable option.

“Maybe Tod Stronger should fire some of his relatives, and well as other Daley Machine payrollers, and replace them with prosecutors and jail guards. State Attorney Alvarez needs to become more proactive; she has been much too passive.

“Fourth, Governor Quinn should mobilize the Illinois State Police and the Illinois National Guard, and have these forces start patrolling the streets of any neighborhood with excessive crime.

“Fifth, President Obama should order the deployment of part of our ready reserve forces to duty in Chicago. It was a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce the constitutional rights of African-American students. Republicans were in the forefront of protecting African-Americans then. Republicans should lead again.

“The Daley Machine’s failure to protect minority children is a disgrace to humanity. If the City refuses to do its job, federal troops should be used to protect Chicago’s minority neighborhoods. Republicans need to start raising hell about the hellish conditions in minority neighborhoods. Children living in these areas have a right to life and a right to live. Their lives should not be snuffed out by gangsters operating in plain sight of a Sun-Times reporter.

“As for Barack Obama, the latest tragedy took place in the Altgeld Gardens area, where he was a so-called ‘community organizer’ 25 years ago. Obviously, Obama’s efforts left no lasting impression in the neighborhood. It is time for America’s first African-American president to start taking the protection of Chicago’s African-American children seriously,” Martin will state. “Daley and Obama should be flying to Chicago, not Copenhagen.

”The bottom line: we need martial law in Chicago until the safety and security of every schoolchild is ensured. I realize that these endless, random killings are an emergency situation; they are intolerable. Why can’t Chicago’s and Illinois’s leaders do the same and respond to this unacceptable reality?”

September 30th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin calls for martial law in Chicago to end the violence in African-American neighborhoods.

MEDIA
CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329 (not always turned on)

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
—————————–
Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
—————————–
URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
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Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

VIDEO: Andy Martin on Al Jazeera discussing nuclear nonproliferation

September 29, 2009

Martin criticizes Mark Kirk’s and Barack Obama’s approaches to foreign policy

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Video of Andy Martin commenting on Barack Obama’s disarmament plans and attacking Mark Kirk’s proposals on Iran

Martin says Obama’s foreign policy is moribund

(CHICAGO)(September 28, 2009) Video of Andy Martin discussing Barack Obama’s nuclear nonproliferation policies and attacking Mark Kirk for advocating a gasoline cutoff to Iran, is now available on the Internet:

http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/
insidestory/2009/09/200992713548502678.html

“I think the Internet video is a fair representation of both my own foreign policy views, and the basis for my criticism of both mark Kirk and Barack Obama,” says Andy Martin. “I am a pragmatic Midwestern conservative. We would like to deescalate tensions in the world, and refrain from provoking any more unnecessary wars or ‘nation building.’

“I draw on a reservoir of over forty years of experience in Asia and the Middle East. Unlike Mark Kirk, who seeks to provoke conflict to ‘pump up’ his campaign fund raising, I am willing to support Israel’s nuclear program but not to give Israelis a blank check to launch a preemptive war.

“I support existing Russian-American nuclear de-escalation, but I equally support modernization of our nuclear weapons stockpile.

“I am very focused on counter-intelligence to combat terrorist efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction. Combating terrorist efforts to manufacture or steal nuclear or biological technology must be our priority.

“Not everyone agrees with my views; most politicians are more ‘gungy’ than I am. They talk of bombing, attacks and war. Unlike Mark Kirk, the pseudo-warrior, I have seen real war, and seen the real costs of war.

“My views are squarely in the mainstream of Midwestern attitudes about new foreign policy initiatives. We don’t want any. Illinoisans are tired to war, tired of the economic impact of war on our state’s economy, and tired of paying the price in blood for indulging both the liberal and conservative adventurism in Washington.

“I believe Illinoisans of every political persuasion want an experienced foreign policy voice that will counsel restraint, not renewed foreign commitments. My experience leads me to support that approach. Although I clearly have a worldwide, not statewide, reputation as a political analyst and columnist, my focus as a senator would be exactly the opposite: using my worldwide experience to avoid any new policies or commitments that would hold back Illinois’s statewide economic progress.

“Unlike Mark Kirk, I will never try to raise the temperature abroad as a cynical maneuver to increase my political fund raising at home. His behavior is disgraceful.

“In the final analysis, I am the only Republican primary candidate with the experience and the credibility to tackle Mark Kirk and bring him down on February 2nd. That’s the inescapable
reality of the situation. I think people who watch the video will come to that conclusion.”

© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin helps Pat Hughes “discover” he’s an attorney, again

September 29, 2009

After Martin notified the Illinois Supreme Court that Pat Hughes was committing contempt of court, Hughes promptly reregistered as an “active” attorney after claiming “inactive” status earlier in 2009.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin helps Pat Hughes “discover” he’s an attorney, again

Martin says D. Paul Caprio, Jon Zahm and Hughes are embarrassments to the Republican Party

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Part Two: Pat Hughes “discovers” he’s an attorney, again

Andy Martin compares Pat Hughes to the zany commercials by former WBBM-TV anchor Bill Kurtis

What will Pat Hughes “discover” next?

(CHICAGO)(September 28, 2009) Most of us have probably seen the recent series of TV commercials by former WBBM-TV anchorman Bill Kurtis. Kurtis goes into historical locations (the “fountain of youth,” Amelia Earhart’s crashed airplane site, etc.) but ignores the important evidence around him and instead “discovers” the Internet.

Bill Kurtis meet Pat Hughes.

“Chumbolone” U. S. senate candidate Pat Hughes has “discovered” he’s an attorney, again. Thanks to Andy Martin. It’s an amusing side story to the 2010 primary election. What will Pat Hughes discover next?

In 2008, for the first time in his life Pat Hughes “discovered” he was a Republican. Hughes voted in the Republican primary. What took Hughes so long? If he registered to vote at age 18, it took him 20 years to “discover” he was a Republican. Pat’s a slow learner maybe?

Some time in 2008 or early 2009, Hughes made another “discovery.” He “discovered” he was “too busy to be an “attorney.” That was indeed a surprising discovery. Most attorneys hang on to their active law licenses until they die.

But Hughes notified the Illinois Supreme Court he was on “inactive” status. Busy, busy, Pat.

A year after deciding he was a Republican, in 2008, Hughes made yet another discovery. He “discovered” that despite the lack of any personal or political resume, he was U. S. Senator material.

Then the fun started.

Hughes began to campaign with the claim he was an outstanding attorney. There was only one problem with that “fact.” He was an “inactive” attorney. Unfortunately for Pat Hughes he is obviously not a expert on either the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules or professional ethics.

Fortunately for Hughes, I am an expert.

I made the “discovery” that Hughes was still practicing law, in violation of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 756.

I did my due diligence on Hughes’ background. Why hadn’t Paul Caprio and Jon Zahm done theirs before Hughes announced his candidacy? Were they blinded by Hughes’ wads of cash?

With my new “discovery” that Hughes was no longer an active attorney I filed a complaint with the ARDC, the Supreme Court’s disciplinary and administrative arm.

Since Hughes and I are competing candidates for U. s. Senator, I made a public announcement of my filing.

Hughes, who seems to have more money than brains, then sent one of his paid henchmen out to attack me. Jon Zahm falsely claimed that Hughes was not violating the Court’s rules.

Guess what? I was right.

Hughes has now been forced to reregister as an “active” attorney. His period of inactivity ended when my political activity began.

Thanks to me, Hughes has now made another “discovery” in his life. He has discovered he has to obey the Illinois Supreme Court’s Rules if he wishes to call himself an attorney and practice law. I guess Hughes, who previously claimed he was too busy to be an active attorney, has now decided he is too busy to be an “inactive” lawyer. Go figure.

What will Pat Hughes “discover” next?

Better still, what will I discover next? Stay tuned.

Footnote (lawyers love footnotes):

Dave Diersen, who is one of the most honest men in Illinois politics, if not the most honest man, and is certainly one of the hardest working Republicans, if not the hardest working, worked himself into a rouladen over my earlier criticism of Hughes and his “consultants.”

As the foregoing episode confirms, Hughes has paid lackeys who lie for him. People who actually know me are aware I have a forty-year record of independence and integrity, fighting corruption in the courts and legal profession [see http://www.AndyMartin.com for details.].

My pen does not pick favorites. Obviously, there is a lot more to attack in the record of Democrat-cum-Republican Mark Kirk. And I want to defeat Kirk. So most of my barbs are directed at Kirk.

But that does not mean other pretenders and political phonies in the Republican Party are temporarily immune from my criticism. An attorney who lies (don’t they all?) becomes a fair target when he wakes up one morning and “discovers” he should run for statewide office.

By splitting the anti-Kirk vote with a comic book campaign, Hughes is actually helping to nominate Kirk, even while Hughes is also helping to fatten Paul Caprio’s and Jon Zahm’s wallets.

And that’s a “discovery” Illinois Republicans are increasingly making: a vote for Pat Hughes is a vote for Mark Kirk.

Andy Martin slams Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy, on Al Jazeera English

September 29, 2009

Martin says Obama’s efforts to ban nuclear weapons are a joke. Mark Kirk’s foreign policy and campaign fundraising endanger Israel.

Al-Jazeera shocker: Andy Martin endorses Israel’s nuclear program, says he would not vote to strip Israel of nuclear weapons

Martin’s Monday news conference will expand his remarks on Al-Jazeera English and accuse Mark Kirk of being “the Iranian’s government’s best friend in congress”

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF MONDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

ANDY MARTIN says Mark Kirk is Iran’s “best ‘friend’ in Congress”

Martin says Kirk’s pro-Israel fund-raising actually undermines U. S. foreign policy and endangers Israeli interests

(CHICAGO)(September 28, 2009) U.S. Senate Candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin ripped Barack Obama’s foreign policy Sunday. Martin spoke in a guest appearance on an Al-Jazeera English forum, Inside Story. [link to come after the program is posted]:

http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/
insidestory/2009/09/200992713548502678.html

“Barack Obama’s foreign policy is lost,” Martin told Al-Jazeera viewers. “Obama over-promises and under-delivers.

“In the real world, the U. S. Congress is not going to vote to disarm Israel. While I am a well-known critic of Israel’s Palestinian policies, there is no way I would vote to disarm Israel or any other country in the region. I strongly support the view that Israel has a right to defend itself from external enemies.

“The nuclear risk today does not come from states, even states led by loudmouthed, obnoxious leaders such as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The nuclear risk comes from terrorists. Obama’s and the UN’s anti-proliferation policy does virtually nothing to stop terrorists from acquiring atomic bombs.

“Ironically, my primary election opponent Mark Kirk may not realize he is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s best friend in Congress. Kirk promotes ridiculous legislative proposals to raise money from pro-Israel campaign supporters. But the reality of Kirk’s shenanigans is that they undermine, not enhance, Israel’s security.

“Kirk now wants to restrict refine gasoline sales to Iran. The Kirkster seems to forget it was efforts to limit Japan’s access to gasoline that was one of the contributing factors to World War II.

“By proffering outlandish legislative enactments to raise pro-Israel campaign cash, Mark Kirk is undermining American foreign policy and endangering Israel’s security.

“Domestic political fund raising and foreign policy often run on contradictory tracks. Kirk wants to raise campaign cash for himself even if he endangers Israel in the process. His hypocrisy is astounding. That both the media and gullible contributors fall for his appeal demonstrates the disconnect between the reality of foreign policy and unreal world of domestic politics.

“Here is the bottom line: first, Kirk’s political fund raising fosters legislative tactics that endanger Israel. Israeli intelligence professionals know my approach is pragmatic but correct. Unfortunately, Israeli experts are as much prisoners of politics as America’s own intelligence services are.

“Second, Obama’s ‘vaporware’ on nuclear proliferation does nothing but undermine world confidence in his leadership. His genuflection to Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu over Obama’s demand for a freeze on settlements will boomerang on both Israel and Obama. Obama’s capitulation may have inflicted a fatal blow on his credibility throughout the Middle East.

“Third, the road to peace is paved with less bellicosity and hostility, not more. Unless America is going to become a nation that is perpetually at war with people we dislike, we must encourage others to act responsibly and offer incentives, not sanctions, as the means to peace and stability. We cannot allow the United States to become a world dictatorship that seeks to dominate every country we disagree with.

“Fifty years of sanctions have failed in Cuba. They failed in Iraq. Why would they work anywhere else? It is either ignorance or racism to believe that Iranians will be less loyal to their nation under siege, even a nation led by an undemocratic and repressive regime. Kirk’s plans to destabilize Iran will actually empower the ayatollahs and boost Ahmadinejad’s support at home.

“Fourth, Kirk’s extreme proposal to strip Iran of refined gasoline will only increase tensions, not reduce them. Increased tensions almost inevitably lead to the increased chance of a tragic mistake. Twenty-one years ago, the United States mistakenly shot down an Iranian airliner, killing innocent civilians. A few months later, Pan Am 103 was attacked.

“Kirk claims to be an ‘intelligence officer’ but he did not have the intelligence to see through Saddam Hussein. He is now repeating his prior blunders by promising that hostile acts against Iran will intimidate that nation. Kirk’s fandango may be great campaign fund raising but it is destructive foreign policy.

“The practical significance of Kirk’s legislative agenda would benefit the Ahmadinejad regime. Thus, Kirk’s mendacity undermines our national security. He has no business being a candidate for the U. S. Senate. Anyone who contributes cash or support to Mark Kirk is helping undermine America’s national security and bolster the Iranian regime. That’s the harsh but unavoidable truth,” Martin will charge Monday.

“Illinois needs a strong, experienced foreign policy voice in Washington. I am the only Republican candidate with a proven track record of analyzing and interpreting America’s long-term foreign policy interests. My reputation for credibility and independence is worldwide, not statewide.”

September 28th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago

WHEN:

Monday, September 28, 2009 11:00 A.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin calls Congressman Mark Kirk “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s best friend in Congress” and says Kirk’s proposal to limit gasoline sales to Iran could trigger a new war. In a surprise, Martin backs Israel’s nuclear arsenal.

MEDIA
CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329 (not always turned on)

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

—————————–
Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
——————————
URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He has over forty years of experience in Asia and the Middle East, and is regarded overseas as America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analyst. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES: http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
http://www.facebook.com/AndyMartin

His columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Andy Martin says “D. Paul Caprio’s Chumbolone Candidate” Pat Hughes is an embarrassment to the Republican Party.

September 26, 2009

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin says “chumbolone candidate” Pat Hughes should consider stepping down

Martin says D. Paul Caprio and Hughes are becoming an embarrassment to the Republican Party

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SATURDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

PART ONE: Pat Hughes, “Caprio’s Chumbolone Candidate”

Andy Martin says self-styled “conservative campaign consultant” D. Paul Caprio and his “client” Pat Hughes are becoming an increasing embarrassment to the Republican Party

Martin says attacking unemployment compensation is not the way to win a statewide election in Illinois

Martin says Hughes has a bright future in stand-up comedy

(CHICAGO)(September 26, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Saturday, September 26th to condemn self-styled political consultant D. Paul Caprio and Caprio’s “Mortimer Snerd Senate candidate” Pat Hughes for opposing an extension of unemployment benefits.

Martin will then head to Lake Forest for a confrontation with his opponent Mark Kirk.

“I have only met Pat Hughes once,” Martin will state,” and he seems like a nice person. I bear him no personal ill will. But Hughes has no more basis to run for national office than I have to perform brain surgery. Come to think of it, I might be a better brain surgeon than Hughes is at politics.

“Hughes’ major problem is that he only ‘discovered’ the Republican Party last year, voting Republican for the first time in his life in 2008. Then he ‘discovered’ he was qualified to be a statewide candidate for national office. Wow.

“Sadly, Illinois voters, and especially Republican voters, are ‘discovering’ Pat Hughes is nothing more than a campaign dummy for puppeteer D. Paul Caprio. The unemployment issue is a classic example of Hughes’ incompetence.

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=
news/politics&id=7031840

“Hughes’ stock speech begins by remembering his parents’ financial struggles and lower-income background. Then Hughes segues to his ‘successful role’ as a ‘real estate developer’ (his company may be bankrupt and at a minimum is probably insolvent) as well as his stellar legal career (he came out of the starting blocks with one of the worst speeches anyone has ever seen, particularly from someone who claims to be an ‘outstanding lawyer’).

“Hughes manages to make even Mark Kirk look good.

“My mother was on unemployment for a time. A close friend used the benefits recently. My mom used her unemployment money to buy groceries and pay the rent. I have no doubt there are some slackers on the unemployment lines. But the vast majority of recipients are honest citizens, our neighbors, struggling in a down economy.

“The bad economy is a product of both Democratic and Republican mismanagement. Lest we forget, George Bush was in office from 2001-2009. Budgets became bloated, deficits soared. Despite the fact that Bush warned about subprime excesses, he never took on the Democrats in a battle for economic sanity. Republican wisdom about the current recession is largely based on hindsight. My personal honesty and integrity compels that statement of fact.

“We should always try to help our fellow citizens in distress.

“Mark Kirk and I do not agree that often, because he is a true liberal and I am a true conservative (not a ‘Caprio conservative’). While I am not familiar with the details of the unemployment law that is before congress I would have supported an extension of benefits.

“Being a true conservative means helping people. Being a committed Christian means offering real help, not just vapid promises and a solitary focus on abortion-related issues. Last year, I wrote that I agreed with Mike Huckabee that ‘My Faith is My Life.’ Well, my faith is my life, and both my faith and my life are works in progress.

“I am absolutely opposed to wasteful spending. Fraud artists should be prosecuted and imprisoned. But I truly believe that a government which has found trillions of dollars to bail out corporations can find money to help unemployed families in distress.

“Because Mr. Hughes is a classic ‘chumbolone’ candidate, he has absolutely no idea what he is talking about. A campaign for statewide federal office is not a place for rookies. Hughes uses a de facto earpiece to parrot what D. Paul Caprio tells him to say. Caprio, in turn, is not interested in beating Democrats. Rather, Caprio wants to use Hughes as a dummy to raise money for Caprio’s own purposes. The result is that Republicans are increasingly embarrassed by Caprio-Hughes’ Scrooge-like approach to helping working families.

“My mother is retired today. But she worked all of her life, and I look to her for inspiration. Pat Hughes may like to tell stories about his parents’ economic struggles; sadly, he has forgotten lessons he should have learned from their challenges.

“One of the things that makes America great is that we do everything we can to help each other. We have a weak economy; and Illinois is suffering worse than most. As Senator I will do everything in my power to see that unemployed workers are given reasonable assistance.

“Economic distress can generate other social costs. The consequences of denying aid and doing nothing can include domestic violence, divorce, child abuse and other social pathologies. We can’t let that happen, not in Illinois and not in the United States. And not while I am Illinois’ U. S. Senator.

“Pat Hughes should step down as a candidate before he embarrasses himself and his supporters any further,” Martin will state.

“But I do have some good news for Hughes: he has a great career ahead of him in stand-up comedy. His attack on Mark Kirk, claming Kirk ‘is someone who acts like a politician, who does things based on political aspirations and not in what he truly believes in,’ defines Hughes’ own comic campaign. Maybe Hughes could co-host Blagojevich’s radio show. They make a nice pair.”

SUNDAY: Part Two: Pat Hughes “discovers” he’s an attorney, again

MONDAY: Why a Pro-life Republican opposes Obamacare; Andy Martin’s personal story and spiritual journey

September 26th news conference details:

WHO:

U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin

WHERE:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago

WHEN:

Saturday, September 26, 2009 1:00 P.M.

WHAT:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin condemns “consultant” Paul Caprio and “Mortimer Snerd Senate candidate” Pat Hughes for attacking unemployment compensation

MEDIA
CONTACT:

(866) 706-2639; Cell (917) 664-9329 (not always turned on)

WEBSITE:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

E-MAIL:

AndyforUSSenator@aol.com
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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
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URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American. “The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
http://www.facebook.com/AndyMartin

Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Lake Forest news conference: Andy Martin attacks Mark Kirk

September 25, 2009

Martin and Kirk will collide at a Saturday, September 26th function of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Republican Women’s Club.

Mark Kirk and Andy Martin will collide at a Lake Forest Republican Women’s Club event Saturday, September 26h

Martin will hold a Lake Forest News Conference to attack Kirk’s corruption of the Illinois Republican Party with “pay-to-play” cash from Washington lobbyists

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SATURDAY NEWS CONFERENCE IN LAKE FOREST

ANDY MARTIN SAYS MARK KIRK’S “CORRUPT CASH” IS UNDERMINING THE ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY

MARTIN SAYS “NO CANDIDATE SHOULD BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AT ANY REPUBLICAN PARTY EVENT DURING A PRIMARY”

(LAKE FOREST, IL)(September 25, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will confront Mark Kirk at a function of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Women’s Republican Club Saturday, September 26th.

Martin charges that Mark Kirk’s tainted “Beltway Dollars” from Washington lobbyists are corrupting the 2010 primary. “Why are Republican leaders disenfranchising an entire group of Senate candidates to favor Mark Kirk?” Martin will ask. “Because Kirk paid Republicans $50,000 in ‘corrupt cash.’ Kirk is the new George Ryan.”

Martin will be in Lake Forest soliciting signatures for his campaign and attacking Kirk for engaging in “pay to play” with the corrupt leadership of the Illinois Republican Party.

“I have some questions for Markie Kirk,” Martin says. “I am delighted we have both been invited to the Women’s Republican Club function, so I can confront the Markster with his bribery of Illinois Republican leaders. Previous episodes of pay-to-play destroyed the Republican Party. Some so-called ‘leaders’ have not learned their lesson. They are back grabbing Kirk’s ‘dirty dollars.’

“People say Kirk ‘raises a lot of campaign cash.’ Of course he does. He sells his vote to Exelon and other special interests. It’s easy to raise money if you’re a thief. You steal from working people and sell their vote to the highest hedge fund bidder.

“Republican Party leaders are rigging campaign events, harassing opposing U. S. Senate candidates and in general acting more in conformity with Iranian ayatollahs than traditional level-playing-field Republicans. They are having a ‘Convention’ Saturday in which only Kirk is allowed to speak, and in which the other Senate candidates opposing him are being silenced.

“Americans are dying in Afghanistan to protect this kind of sleazy politics here at home? I don’t think so. This would not be happening if John McCain was still alive.

“The Illinois Republican Party has been corrupted by Kirk’s Kash. For shame.

“On Saturday Mr. Kirk and I will discuss why he can’t be a credible candidate for statewide office when he engages in pay-to play. Lake Forest could be a very interesting place this Saturday evening. Mr. Kirk owes every Illinois Republican answers. I aim to ask the questions.”

Martin will conduct a 4:30 P.M. news conference on the west side of the Lake Forest Metra station to attack Kirk and his pay-to-play machinations.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO:

Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

WHAT:

Andy Martin demands that Mark Kirk stop engaging in corrupt “pay-to-play” tactics with venal Republican Party leaders. Andy Martin says Republican “capos” must stop discriminating against Kirk’s primary opponents.

WHERE:

Main entrance, Lake Forest Metra rail station, west side

WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2009; 4:30 P. M.

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639; CELL (917) 664-9329

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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
—————————–
URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
http://www.facebook.com/AndyMartin

Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Andy Martin calls on Pat Brady to end pay-to-play in the Illinois Republican Party

September 24, 2009

Martin says that Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady is participating in dirty politics and disgracing all Republicans by his willingness to fix the U. S. Senate primary election. Martin says Brady has an actual conflict of interest in permitting rigged events to take place because he has endorsed one of the candidates. Martin promises their dirty tricks will come flying back to haunt Brady and Representative Mark Kirk.

ANDY MARTIN
Republican for U. S. Senator/2010
“He Works for the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406, 30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
Toll-free tel. (866) 706-ANDY
Toll-free fax (866) 707-ANDY
Web site: http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
E-mail: AndyforUSSenator@aol.com

Please donate:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com

Blogs:

http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

September 24, 2009

Pat Brady, Chairman
Illinois Republican Chairman
205 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60606
via fax (312) 201-0181

Dear Pat:

I understand that the Crook County Republicans are holding a “convention” this weekend. Sadly you are lending your good name to this fraudulent enterprise.

I call on you to call for an end to rigged speaking arrangements and to stop your munchkins, beginning with sleazy Eloise Gerson on down to Lee Roupas, Jon Blessing and the rest, to refrain from making a joke of the Republican Party.

I have lost count of how many Republicans are running for the U. S. Senate. There was a bunch of them in Springfield last month. I’m the only one Kirk & Co. are afraid of.

But at the so-called “Cook County Convention” this weekend only Mark Kirk is apparently being allowed to speak:

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/
illinoisreview/2009/09/cook-county-gop-
to-convene-this-weekend-in-rosemont.html

Gerson and Roupas learned these dirty tricks at the feet of Andy McKenna. If you participate in their scummy shenanigans you are just as guilty as they are of gutter politics. You are compromising your role as a new party leader.

Every candidate for the U. S. Senate should be treated equally. There is a campaign on. There are a number of people campaigning actively. Favoring one candidate, who gave you $50,000, reeks of pay-to-play.

Pay-to-play, and the arrogance that accompanied that practice in the Republican Party, destroyed Republicans in Illinois. Remember George Ryan? But here you are back participating in the same kind of rigged events. Why?

Why are you insulting all of the other senate candidates? This latest maneuver is a replay of the same slimy tactics that Roupas and Gerson used at a “Young Republicans” meeting last month. (A lawsuit will eventually come out of both events; pay-to-play is illegal.)

An awful lot of people gave you a chance at a “fresh start” for the Republican Party when you took over in August. But all we see is the same old faces and the same old dirty tactics. Moreover, as a lawyer, you should know that dirty tricks eventually backfire and boomerang on the perpetrator, as indeed they eventually will on you, the party and Kirk.

Just remember, if you run a dirty campaign for your candidate, you can’t complain when the dirt comes flying back at you. It will.

Why jeopardize yourself and your good name for anyone? I can’t understand why someone as intelligent as you are would stoop to participate in Gerson’s, Roupas’ and Blessing’s dirt.

Because you have personally endorsed Kirk, there is also an actual, not potential, conflict of interest in the actions taking place under your supervision. Instead of seeking to appear fair and impartial, it seems to me you are jumping right into the muck. Can you explain to me why that is?

You should just tell these thugs (Gerson, Roupas, Blessing, etc.) that you will refuse to participate in any event that does not treat all Senate candidates fairly or that is blatantly rigged in Kirk’s favor.

Respectfully submitted,
ANDY

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U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin coming to Southern Illinois

September 21, 2009

Martin plans to announce a new statewide initiative in Carbondale, Effingham town hall meetings

Andy Martin is coming to Southern Illinois

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for all
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEWS CONFERENCES IN CARBONDALE AND (TBD)

ANDY MARTIN LAUNCHES A NEW STATEWIDE INITIATIVE WITH A NEWS CONFERENCE IN CARBONDALE, TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN CARBONDALE AND EFFINGHAM

MARTIN SAYS HE IS THE ONLY VIABLE “DOWNSTATE” CANDIDATE IN THE U.S. SENATE RACE IN EITHER PARTY

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HAS CREDITED ANDY MARTIN WITH BEING THE CATALYST BEHIND WHAT BECAME INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 39

(CHICAGO)(September 21, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin is happy to announce he is coming to Southern Illinois the weekend of October 2-3.

“We are planning a news conference, town hall meeting and meet and greet in Carbondale on October 2nd,” Martin said. “I understand we will also visit the Carbondale Downtown Art & Wine Fair.

“Saturday we will be having an additional event, very possibly in Effingham, before attending a Republican Party function.

“In 2008 I carried or nearly carried forty (40) Illinois counties and received a quarter of a million votes. I am the only Republican candidate for U. S. Senator who has actually run statewide. And although I currently live in Chicago, my original roots are in Champaign, where my mother came as a graduate student, bringing her family with her.

“When I came to Illinois as a 17 year-old, the first Illinois town I set foot in was Effingham. I can still remember that evening vividly.

“Unlike all of my opponents in both parties, I have actually been the catalyst for major highway construction downstate. I don’t just promise; I produce.

“Our first campaign swing in Southern Illinois will be guided by performance first and politics second. Between now and October 2-3 we will schedule meetings, set specific times and dates, and begin the work of bringing this great state together. ‘One Illinois’ is my slogan; one Illinois is my goal.”

The following weekend (October 9th) Martin will be in Champaign to celebrate Illini Homecoming and forty years since his graduation from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
—————————–
URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
—————————–
Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
http://www.facebook.com/AndyMartin

Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]

MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)
E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

Coming to Peoria: U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin

September 16, 2009

Peoria high-speed rail is on Martin’s priority agenda

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator

“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ANDY MARTIN BRINGS HIS SURGING CAMPAIGN FOR U. S. SENATOR TO THE PEORIA REGION

MARTIN WILL HOLD A DOWNTOWN PEORIA “MEET AND GREET” THURSDAY FOR AREA REPUBLICANS WISHING TO MEET THE CANDIDATE

MARTIN PLANS TO HOLD A TOWN HALL MEETING TO PRESENT HIS PLANS FOR CONNECTING PEORIA TO CHICAGO AND ST. LOUIS WITH HIGH-SPEED RAIL SERVICE

MARTIN SALUTES PEORIA-AREA PATRIOTS FOR REMEMBERING CONSTITUTION DAY, A DAY MARTIN CALLS A “FORGOTTEN HOLIDAY”

(CHICAGO)(September 16, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin brings his surging senate campaign to the Peoria-area Thursday with a series of three events:

First, Martin will conduct a “Meet and Greet” for Republicans who want to meet the senate candidate, at the Mark Twain Hotel in downtown Peoria from 7:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.

All Republicans are invited!

Second, Andy will hold a Town Hall meeting on Peoria’s future transportation needs. He supports expedited links between the Peoria, Chicago and St. Louis metropolitan areas. Details on the location of the town meeting will be provided later today.

Finally, Martin will march in the Central Illinois Tea Party Patriots procession from the U. S. Courthouse to the Peoria County Courthouse, starting at 11:00 A.M.

“I can’t commend central Illinois patriots enough for remembering Constitution Day,” Martin said Tuesday, September 15th. “Constitution Day is a forgotten holiday in American history but it was one of the most significant events in our republic. On September 17, 1787, American patriots signed the new Constitution and created a nation governed by limited federal powers, and an explicit separation of powers.

“We know the founders did a good job, because we have only had to amend the Constitution a handful of times over the ensuing centuries.

“Of course we still have a healthy debate about what the constitution means. That’s all to the good. Ultimately our Constitution is both an enabler and protector of our ‘inalienable rights’ mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.

“Often we mistakenly think only of judges as protectors of the Constitution. But the Constitution clearly vests all three branches of government with a role in interpreting and implementing the document. Judges play a critical role, but they do not play the only role. U. S. Senators also have work to do, ensuring that our modern laws are faithful to the Constitution,” Martin said

Martin will issue media availability updates and locations for his Town Hall meeting later Wednesday, September 18th.

Martin will arrive in Peoria Wednesday evening to prepare for Thursday’s events.

“In 2008, I carried or almost carried forty counties, as well as receiving the votes of nearly a quarter of a million Illinois Republicans. My voters want to build on that base, and rebuild the Illinois Republican Party,” Martin said. “I have an unblemished forty-year career of fighting political corruption in this state, and fighting crooks in both parties. Every Illinoisan wants an honest U. S. Senator. My record of accomplishments stands head and shoulders above that of any of my competitors for the nomination.” See http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com and http://www.AndyMartin.com.

MEDIA/REPUBLICAN CONTACT: (866) 706-2639

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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
—————————–
URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
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Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
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Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]
MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.

The Fall of the House of Obama: Part One

September 13, 2009

Andy Martin says Barack Obama’s “dynasty” is already beginning to crumble

Good riddance to Bad Obama, Martin says

Andy predicted Obama’s disintegration in his bestselling book

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN /2010
Republican for U. S. Senator
“He works for
the People of Illinois”
Suite 4406
30 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4723
(312) 440-4124
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.blogspot.com
http://www.AndyforUSSenator.wordpress.com

http://www.MarkKirk.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF OBAMA: PART ONE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA FINALLY CATCH UP WITH CONTRARIANCOMMENTARY.COM’S PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF 2007

(CHICAGO)(September 13, 2009) Tens or even hundreds of thousands of protesters demonstrating in Washington, DC? The New York Times reported “The magnitude of the rally took authorities by surprise…”

What’s the surprise?

The counter-revolution has begun.

On February 10, 2007 my Internet newspaper, ContrarianCommentary.com produced the first psychological profile of Barack Obama. Among other conclusions, we stated “He learned to avoid conflict, not fight…inside he will still be the pied piper of powerlessness…his default state of mind, is to evade, conceal, avoid—and escape…his approach to dealing with his adversaries will ultimately come to be seen as weak.” (You can read out complete psychological profile in the book “Obama: The Man behind The Mask,” to buy see below).

Saturday, an Op-Ed columnist in the New York Times echoed our nearly three-year-old analysis: “[T]he political environment in which he must operate…requires a fighter. But I’m not sure that that’s this president.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/
opinion/12blow.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Blow&st=cse

Well, now we know.

The tens or hundreds of thousands of FreedomWorks and “Tea Party” protesters in Washington Saturday sealed Obama’s fate. The protesters came to Washington to make history. And they did. Not since the biblical Joshua’s horn brought down the walls of Jericho has a decline been so painfully public. Obama said in 2007 he was part of the “Joshua Generation.” In reality he is a Joshua-in-reverse. Joshua conquered through faith; Obama lacks faith and is being slaughtered.

Obama was “talking tough” last Wednesday. But is he tough? Charles Blow and I agree. Barry O is, well, Barry O. He may be the titular commander-in-chief, and offer limp salutes to his Marine helicopter crew. But Obama is no commander.

Democrats have done it again. They elected a wuss.

Barack Obama was a bold warrior as long as he had George W. Bush to run against. But Bush is long gone. Bush’s legacy? He left Obama behind.

In Afghanistan, Democrats are already crafting a cut-and-run scenario. Iraq? We’re outta there. And so it goes. The sun is temporarily setting on the American Empire.

Our economy? Obama will leave us in rags. The dollar? Shredded. Employment? Burger flipping, anyone? Obama is setting us to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of China, Inc.

OK, enough Obama bashing.

Where does that leave the Republicans?

The Republican Party is still disorganized and disoriented. We lack a credible national leader. Sadly, the “survivors” of last year’s electoral debacle were the “Beltway Bandits” in Congress who seek to amass more and more campaign contributions, cater more and more to special interests, and leave the party ideologically sundered.

The amorality of the Beltway Bandits ensures that the national Republican Party will remain adrift despite Obama’s decline. Do you remember when Republicans were the majority? When Karl Rove said there was a “permanent majority?” Try to remember.

Scarily, there is no Republican Party to catch Humpty Dumpty Obama’s fall. There is no safety net. Perilous times are ahead.

During the Clinton years we had a weak executive and a strong (Republican) congress. And Clinton still got it wrong on major foreign policy issues. Republicans owned all the real estate during most of the Bush years, and they made a mess of the Republic.

Is it any wonder that ordinary people are disgusted? That FreedomWorks and Tea Party protesters have taken to the streets to say “enough?”

It’s no surprise to me.

I wrote the book on Obama.

In 2007.

MONDAY: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF OBAMA: ET TU, HERBERT?
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Readers of Obama: The Man Behind The Mask, say the book is still the only gold standard and practical handbook on Barack Obama’s unfitness for the presidency. Buy it.
Book orders: Amazon.com or http://OrangeStatePress.com. Immediate shipment from Amazon.com or signed copies (delayed for signing) from the publisher are available.
—————————–
URGENT APPEAL: The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama raises money to oppose President Barack Obama’s radical agenda and also to support http://www.BoycottHawaii.com.
http://www.CommitteeofOneMilliontoDefeatBarackObama.com
Please give generously. Our ability to fight and defeat Barack Obama’s political agenda is directly dependent on the generosity of every American.
“The Committee of One Million to Defeat Barack Obama has no bundlers, no fat cats and no illegal contributions. Obama is opposed to almost everything America stands for,” says Executive Director Andy Martin. “But while Obama has raised a billion dollar slush fund, his opponents lack sufficient resources. Americans can either contribute now, or pay later. If we do not succeed, Obama will.”
—————————–
Andy Martin is a legendary Chicago muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of broadcasting background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is currently promoting his best-selling book, Obama: The Man Behind The Mask and producing the new Internet movie “Obama: The Hawai’i years.” Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York.

UPDATES:
http://www.twitter.com/AndyMartinUSA
http://www.facebook.com/AndyMartin

Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com.
[NOTE: We frequently correct typographical errors and additions/subtractions on our blogs, where you can find the latest edition of this release.]
MEDIA CONTACT: (866) 706-2639 or CELL (917) 664-9329 (cell not always on)E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
© Copyright by Andy Martin 2009.