Wednesday, November 26, 2014


The season of thanks.  A time of bounty and fellowship.  A time of reflection to those who support your endeavors and how you have encouraged others in life.  Yes, it is that time of the year for the most American of holidays - Thanksgiving.

A message from Maverick Media's Flint Engleman,
"Thanksgiving is a wonderful tradition and hallmark of our Republic.  As Americans take time this year to give thanks, let us always remember the sacrifices throughout our hallowed history.  From our founding fathers to colonial patriots to the brave men & women today, who protect and defend our sovereignty and Constitutional rights.  All are a blessing to our ability to live a life with liberty."
"On behalf of Maverick Media and the entire American Maverick Show team, I wish you the very best for a happy and bountiful Thanksgiving!  We are grateful for your continued support and interest in the show and our acclaimed blog.  We are blessed to have loyal listeners in over 30 states - Thank you!" 
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Democrats are famous from running from the truth.  Now Dems are trying to distance their relation from a key architect of Obamacare.

Obamacare patron, MIT economist, Jonathan Gruber, has been caught on video showing the intent to deceive Americans about Obamacare.  Gruber was a central player in arming the Democrats with the strategy and financials to force passage of Obamacare in 2009.  Video footage shows Gruber blatantly laying out the path of deception used by the Obama administration and Capitol Hill Democrats to pass and implement Obamacare.

Gruber made a series of statements that expose the extent Obama and Democrats were willing to go to make Obamacare law.   Gruber's famous quote flatly spoke how he and the Obama administration factored in the 'Stupidity of the American voter' when framing the debate to pass "Affordable" Care Act.  

With the video leak, Democrats are running away from Gruber.  Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the whole gang who praised Gruber in 2009, are acting like they hardly knew him today.  

For further insult to taxpayers, federal government reporting states Gruber received millions in Obamacare consulting fees.  Gruber received over $6 Million in income from multiple government agencies including the Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, the National Institute of Health and four state governments.

Check out this brief video (2.5 minutes) with Gruber's statements laced with previous and recent comments by Democrats...

Friday, November 14, 2014


You would think a political party or movement that just had their tails handed to them on Election Day would change their tone.  You would think that an astute President would moderate some initiatives to govern the rest of his term since the people have spoken.

Not a chance.  Barack Obama and leftist organizations have dug in their spurs, and are moving left, fast.

I cite two examples how the President and leftist groups are continuing their ideological rampage...

First, Barack Obama has re-ignited his political action organization, Organizing for Action, formerly known as Organizing for America (OFA).  This is Obama's "grassroots" organization that helps boost public sentiment for his lefty policies.  OFA has been active throughout Obama's Presidency and continues to operate in all 50 states.  

OFA had a bit of a hit placed on their funding in 2014.  Obama made a directive in March, 2014, for contributors who support OFA to contribute directly to Democrat U.S. Senators seeking election.  Since the election is over, that revenue flow will return to Obama's group.  OFA has received major funding from various progressive organizations and billionaire donors such as George Soros.

Now, through a communication to Organizing for Action donors, staff and activists, Obama issued the following statement for OFA to get in gear to support his policies.  Obama sent this message on November 10, 2014:
Two years: That's all the time I have left as your president.

I know what I'm going to be fighting for until I leave this office. 

And the work you do now with OFA -- whatever it is that you choose to fight for -- will define what we can achieve together in that time. 

So let's go. If it's raising the minimum wage for hard-working Americans or fixing our broken immigration system that fires you up, I need you to stand up for it. If it's gun violence prevention, speak out. If it's marriage equality, or women's rights, or getting serious about fighting climate change, your voice is needed like never before.

The elected officials I'll work with in the last two years of my presidency need to be reminded that people like you aren't going away. 

They need to know you won't let the special interests in Washington drown out the voices of Americans who want to drive our country forward. That's what OFA was built to do.

So today, I'm asking directly: Will you commit to finish what you started with OFA?

I want to be clear about this: The difference you make isn't theoretical -- what you choose to do has a concrete impact.

When it comes to health care reform and the effort to help Americans across the country get covered in the months ahead, the role you play will be life-changing for real people. I've seen it.

Because of you, and groups like OFA, the face of American politics is fundamentally different today. You've changed what it means to get involved, and you've redefined how power is built.

Last week's election doesn't change that -- it just makes your job all the more critical.

With or without help from Congress, I'm not done making real change for the American people. And I bet you aren't, either.

Let's hear it.  
Thank you!  - Barack Obama
George Soros:  Godfather and Financier of the Left
Secondly, even after the massive Republican victory on November 4, I point to how the progressive left is working another angle to push their liberal policies. 

This time the Left is targeting state government legislation.  Typically, the Right has dominated legislation in statehouses since Obama took office.  Now the Left realizes they need to target statehouses to lobby their progressive policies.

Among the plethora of progressive organizations spawned and funded by the likes of George Soros, another birthing is in the works.  A new group is being formed called SiX.  Short for State Innovation Exchange (SiX).  Short-term, SiX will set forth to pressure state legislators to support issues like higher minimum wage and pro-environment reforms.  Long-term the organization plans to go head to head versus conservative groups like ALEC  (American Legislative Exchange Council) to counter their lobbying efforts state by state.  

SiX is receiving designated funding from the Democracy Alliance liberal funding club.  Who happens to be founded by George Soros.  Democracy Alliance is laying out the cash for this initiative promising an annual revenue stream of $10 million.  This funding is to establish SiX from coast to coast and begin direct lobbying of legislators.

Bottom line:  Never under estimate the will of the Left.  Especially the progressive left.  Obama and progressives are dead set to continue their policies to the end.  Despite political upheaval, they are committed to win at all cost.  And, will drive their agenda like nails in a coffin.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Millions of right leaning Americans chalk up a major victory for the election of 2014.  From what became a wave election,  the Grand Old Party took control of the U.S. Senate, made historic gains in the House and was victorious with Gubernatorial races as well.  

What legions of Republicans needed was a check down on the pulse of America.  And this election proved to be the remedy.  Since losing the Senate in 2006, the Presidency in 2008 & 2012 as well as previous losses in Governor races, this was a stark signal that America is standing strong against the policies of the left.

American voters were fed up with Harry Reid tactics of keeping legislation from moving to the President.  Remember, Harry Reid kept over 300 House bills from a vote in the Senate.  Citizens voted for action.  To get government moving with purpose, reform and respect of the Constitution.  Specific policy changes voters expected based on exit polling included:  drastic reform/repeal of Obamacare, economic reform by reducing government regulation, energy policy (Keystone XL), and immigration reform with border control as the priority.

Republicans must understand the opportunity that citizens have granted them in the Senate, House and statehouses.  My take is that this is not necessarily a mandate for the GOP to push a right wing agenda. 

However, America did give Republicans an opportunity to govern and a chance to prove future worthiness for the election of 2016.  Republicans must act prudently with legislation.  The first flurry of bills advanced to Obama will be important.  Should Obama become a veto robot, then the GOP will most likely benefit from continued public support.  After leading bills to repeal Obamacare, and control the border, the Republican led Congress will be in position to challenge Obama's veto pen on bi-partisan legislation such as approving the Keystone XL pipeline, targeted repeal of elements of Obamacare, and economic reforms.  Hence, the more the GOP can keep the scorn on Barack Obama and the left over the next two years, the greater chance the Republicans will have a chance at the White House in 2016.

Republicans will now be able to move legislation freely between the House and Senate, and to the President's desk.  This is an important step to reverse the log jam of bills created for six years by Harry Reid and the Democrats.  And, to reverse the overall negative sentiment of the public regarding Congress.  The ire and scrutiny of Americans will now move from Capitol Hill and onto Barack Obama.  Should Obama whip out his pen and veto bill after bill,  America will then see Obama and the Democrats continuing to act as juveniles while the Republicans are working as adults to correct government policy.

Now let's look at that Republican election stampede.  Yes, this was tremendous for federal and state victories.  Here's the latest results:
  • U.S. Senate:  Republicans gain 8 seats over the Democrats. (53-46 seats)  The GOP will take control of the Senate in January.  Establishment Republican Mitch McConnell is rumored to be the Majority leader.  Also, Republicans will now take control of all committee chairmanships in the Senate.  Plus, the GOP has another chance to gain another seat versus incumbent, Democrat Mary Landrieu with a December 6 Louisiana run-off election favoring Republican Bill Cassidy.
  • U.S. House:  The GOP gains 12 seats over the Democrats.  (244-184 seats)  This is near historic levels in the House for Republicans.  In fact, the most seats controlled since President Harry Truman.  In addition, there are four Congressional races that remain too close to call and will likely go to recount.  The sentiment in the House is for establishment Boehner to hold on as Speaker of the House.  Although, there will likely be a shake up of the other House leadership positions with members seeking more conservative leaders as Majority Leader, Whip and Conference Committee chair.
  • State Governor:  Perhaps, the most under reported story of the election of 2014.  Republicans now control 31 of 50 Governor positions in America.  This is a three seat gain over the Democrats.  Other side stories include Republicans winning as Governors for quite liberal states including:  Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois and Maryland.  Also, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker triumphed over the Democrat candidate after tens of millions of leftist campaign money flowed into Wisconsin.  Walker defeated liberal Mary Burke 52-46.
Bottom line:  Now is the time to gather our resolve as conservatives and for those elected to work to the betterment of this Republic.  And, this is the time for Americans to remain engaged on the issues and hold our elected officials accountable.  

Saturday, November 8, 2014


Another great episode of The American Maverick Show is coming up this Sunday at 8:00pm Eastern on News Talk 107.5 FM WCHV.  Host Flint Engleman delivers striking conservative commentary, dynamic guest interviews and news beyond the headlines.

Connect with The American Maverick!  Check out our acclaimed blog and Follow us on Twitter @AmericanMav.

Featured Guests:

Bob Hull.  Spokesman for the Vietnam War Foundation.  Bob returns to talk about the great work of the VWF.  The VWF features a fantastic museum in Central Virginia.  The museum is filled with authentic relics of the Vietnam War era.  Including military vehicles, helicopters, and weapons, all in a immersive atmosphere.  Find out more at

This segment is The American Maverick Show's continued tribute to the brave who defend our nation and our liberty.

Debra Lamm.  Debra's monthly segment "Education Spotlight" exposes the pitfalls of Common Core.  This episode she will talk about the state legislation that is working to strike down Common Core across America.

Education Spotlight with Debra Lamm monthly segment is The American Maverick Show's activist commitment to expose and defeat Common Core.  CC is destroying America's education for our youth.  Be knowlegeable. Be active.  Be vocal.  Defeat Common Core.

The American Maverick Show is a Top 5 show on our national affiliate Red State Talk Radio Network.  Our show is broadcast live from the studios of WCHV in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Monday, November 3, 2014


The American Maverick Predictor
Final 2014 U.S. Senate Election Forecast

This is the final prediction for the 2014 U.S. Senate battle.  First, let's review the percentage chance for Republicans or Democrats to win control of a majority of Senate seats...

86% Chance the Republicans will control the majority of the U.S. Senate
14% Chance the Democrats will control the majority of the U.S. Senate

TAM Predictor officially forecasts the Republicans will win control of the U.S. Senate.  The only caveat is the strong possibility of run-off elections in Louisiana and Georgia.  Should the run-offs occur, the number of seats may fluctuate by one or two seats.  With Louisiana's run-off in December and Georgia in early January, the balance of power may not be decided until these run-offs are final.

Now, let's make the call on the number of seats Republicans will control.  Polling indicates Republicans definitely have an edge within the closing days of the election.  Several close elections have seen a slight favor to practically all Republican candidates.  Hence, there is definite momentum heading to Election Day for the Grand Old Party.

TAM Predictor officially forecasts Republicans will win 53 seats in the U.S. Senate.  With the Democrats holding onto 47 seats.  Latest polling indicates Republicans will most likely capture 52 to 54 seats.

And, finally, TAM Predictor officially forecasts the following Top 10 Senate Races.  Predicted winner indicated by highlight....

Top 10 Key Senate Races
 *Incumbent | % Chance of Victory for Party Candidate | +Potential Run-off

                         Alaska                           Begich* vs Sullivan         62% Republican
                         Arkansas                       Pryor* vs Cotton             95% Republican
                         Colorado                       Udall* vs Gardner           78% Republican
                         Georgia+                       Nunn vs Perdue              52% Republican
                         Iowa                              Braley vs Ernst               74% Republican
                         Kansas                          Orman vs Roberts*          51% Republican
                         Louisiana+                    Landrieu* vs Cassidy       80% Republican
                         North Carolina              Hagan* vs Tillis               71% Democrat
                         New Hampshire            Shaheen* vs Brown         78% Democrat
                         Virginia                        Warner* vs Gillespie        88% Democrat

The TAM Predictor is a election prediction feature for upcoming elections, primaries, caucuses, etc.  Polling data is used to determine an aggregate score to select a candidates outcome.  The TAM Predictor only uses the most current polling data.  This methodology is key in identifying trends for candidates.  The TAM Predictor has a 94% forecast accuracy.

Our forecast is calculated from solid sources.  We aggregate data from the most recent polls in key states and track trends that indicate strength/weakness of a candidate.  One key component is we do not use old data that can distort breaking trends.  Sources used for the 2014 Senate election include:  Real Clear Politics, New York Times, WaPo Election Lab, Cook Political Report, and the famed, 538 Election Model.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Tune in Sunday at 8:00pm Eastern for The American Maverick Show's Election Countdown Special.  Host Flint Engleman has a great line-up of guests plus all the latest on the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.  Listen live on News Talk 107.5 FM WCHV.

Connect with The American Maverick!  Check out our acclaimed blog and Follow us on Twitter @AmericanMav.

Featured Guests:

Ed Gillespie.  Ed is the Republican candidate from Virginia seeking election as U.S. Senator.  Ed is the former Chair of the Republican National Committee & Republican Party of Virginia.  He has been a top counselor to President's and Presidential candidates.  His economic plan as U.S. Senator embraces free-market principles to bring economic recovery and spur job growth in America.

Dave Brat.  Economist Dave Brat is the Republican candidate running for Congress for Virginia's Seventh Congressional District.  Dave is notable for his earth shaking upset of establishment candidate Eric Cantor in the June Virginia Primary.  Some of his positions include repealing and replacing Obamacare, enforcing our borders, and focusing on reducing government regulation to boost job growth.

In addition, American Maverick Show host Flint Engleman will review the Top 10 Senate races that will make or break control of the U.S. Senate.

The American Maverick Show is a production of Maverick Media.  We are a national affiliate of Red State Talk Radio Network.  Our broadcast originates from the studios of WCHV in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


This is the October 29-Nov 2, weekly update for The American Maverick (TAM) Predictor's latest forecast for the battle for control of the United States Senate. 

Quick trend run down for this week...  Trouble emerges for Republicans in Georgia, several key races tighten to toss-up, and a few Dems put some distance from GOP competitors.  Overall, Republicans are on track to take control of the U.S. Senate with under 7 days left till Election Day.

With Election Day approaching, the TAM Predictor will provide weekly updates about trends regarding control of the Senate as well as progress of the top 10 races that will most likely determine the balance of power.  A final call of the election will be published prior to Election Day, November 4th.

The American Maverick Predictor
2014 U.S. Senate Election Weekly Forecast
Week of October 29th | 9 Days Till the Election

65% Chance the Republicans will control the majority of the U.S. Senate
35% Chance the Democrats will control the majority of the U.S. Senate

Projected Senate Seat Trend as of October 29, 2014
Republican Seats 53 | Democrat Seats 47

Top 10 Key Senate Races to Watch
 *Incumbent | % Chance of Victory for Party Candidate

                         Alaska                           Begich* vs Sullivan         69% Republican
                         Arkansas                       Pryor* vs Cotton             84% Republican
                         Colorado                       Udall* vs Gardner           75% Republican
                         Georgia                         Nunn vs Perdue              Toss-up
                         Iowa                              Braley vs Ernst               65% Republican
                         Kansas                          Orman vs Roberts*          Toss-up
                         Louisiana                      Landrieu* vs Cassidy       80% Republican
                         North Carolina              Hagan* vs Tillis               62% Democrat
                         New Hampshire            Shaheen* vs Brown         78% Democrat
                         Virginia                        Warner* vs Gillespie        86% Democrat

The TAM Predictor is a election prediction feature for upcoming elections, primaries, caucuses, etc.  Polling data is used to determine an aggregate score to select a candidates outcome.  The TAM Predictor only uses the most current polling data.  This methodology is key in identifying trends for candidates.  The TAM Predictor has a 94% forecast accuracy.

Our forecast is calculated from solid sources.  We aggregate data from the most recent polls in key states and track trends that indicate strength/weakness of a candidate.  One key component is we do not use old data that can distort breaking trends.  Sources used for the 2014 Senate election include:  Real Clear Politics, New York Times, WaPo Election Lab, Cook Political Report, and the famed, 538 Election Model.

Monday, October 27, 2014


As Election Day draws near, Virginia Republican Ed Gillespie continues a strong ground game versus liberal incumbent Mark Warner.  The question, will Gillespie's campaign benefit from a ripe political environment that opposes the policies of Barack Obama?

Ed Gillespie is working hard in Virginia.  From January on, Ed has been on the ground in every corner of the Commonwealth listening and talking to Virginians.  Ed has worked diligently to raise a war chest of campaign cash to combat millionaire Mark Warner.  He achieved victory in June as the U.S. Senate nominee at the Republican Party of Virginia Convention. His character and commitment to the Virginia way was evident during his debates with Warner.  And, his supporters are energized to vote for him on November 4th.

With high negatives against Obama, perhaps this is prime time to win.  The policies of Obama have had a chilling effect on our country.  Obamacare caused medical premiums to spike and over 450,000 Virginians have lost their medical insurance.  The job market is dry.  Several rural areas of Virginia have double digit unemployment.  And, our future seems bleak with our national debt now $18 Trillion.

Mark Warner's campaign is lackluster.  The energy Warner enjoyed six years ago has almost evaporated.  Warner's votes for Obamacare, $7 Trillion in new debt, and the nation's largest tax increase, are hardly the policies to rally voters Election Day.

There is a pathway for victory for Ed Gillespie.  Voter turn out, an energized voter base and other Republican candidates may be the right formula for victory.  A cursory analysis of the political state of the Commonwealth produces several key factors to boost Gillespie's bid.  Including:
  • Coat tail effect of strong Republican Congressional candidates.  Congressional candidates like Barbara Comstock and Dave Brat have tremendous momentum and positive voter sentiment for this year's election.  Their voters are highly likely to cast their ballot for fellow Republican Ed Gillespie.
  • Weak Democrat candidates.  Many new Democrats are running embarrassing campaigns in the Commonwealth.  Foust in Northern Virginia and Lawrence Gaughan in the 5th District are two small examples of how not to run for Congress.  Hence, there is no enthusiasm behind these weak Democrats for Warner to benefit from on the ballot.
  • Strong turnout of voters in red Virginia.  This is perhaps the big question mark for Gillespie.  If Republicans show up, the conservatives in rural Virginia turn out, and Ed captures a portion of the independent vote, he will definitely emerge as the winner.  Also, consider most of Northern Virginia will be backing Republican Comstock and a large segment of the Richmond metro area will be backing Dave Brat.  Taking voters away in Northern Virginia and Richmond is a potential death blow to Mark Warner.
The stars are aligning for Ed Gillespie in Virginia.  Now is the time for Virginians to stand united to repulse big government policies that weaken our country. On November 4th, support the candidacy of Ed Gillespie who has the character and leadership to bring prosperity back to our great Republic.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


The Virginia Conservative Victory Alliance formally announced the endorsement of Ed Gillespie of Virginia for the U.S. Senate.  Gillespie is facing off against ultra liberal Mark Warner on November 4th.

Gillespie's commitment to free-market ideals to revitalize the economy, reduce spending and replace Obamacare were central to the endorsement.  Specifically, his stance on job growth was right in line with core conservative values.  Gillespie's economic plan works to remove regulatory and taxation that is holding back America's growth by businesses.  In addition, he supports a complete repeal and replace of Obamacare, which would spur competition for lowered health care premiums, increased choice of physician, and remove Obamacare barriers to business to encourage increased employment and benefit coverage.

The endorsement also identified Gillespie's focus on reducing federal spending.  With our national debt nearly $18 Trillion, Gillespie supports targeted cuts in spending.  One of the clear ways he advocates is to cut the rate of increase in annual federal programs.  Plus, Gillespie is a strong believer in implementing a balanced budget amendment for the federal government.

The alliance remarked about the importance for a strong turnout on November 4th.  A source from the Virginia Conservative Victory Alliance remarked:
"With Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats on the verge of losing control of the Senate, it is essential for voters on the right to vote.  Taking liberal, Mark Warner out of the Senate is paramount.  Ed Gillespie's victory will lead to the right controlling the Senate for the first time in over eight years."
Virginia voters are encouraged to view the following video highlighting the character and leadership of Ed Gillespie...

The Virginia Conservative Victory Alliance is a grassroots cooperative of the conservative movement with strong belief in strong capitalistic, economic policy and a firm commitment to Constitutional rights.


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