Conservative Radio Host Abruptly Quits On Air, Starts Wacky Ayn Rand Website

jason-lewisI’m never one to question anyone who claims to stand on principle.  I admire passion.  I’ve said for a while now that it’s a lost art for people to deeply care about something so much that they devote a large part of themselves to it.

And then there are those who claim to do all of that, when in reality they’re nothing more than self-serving jackasses who are trying to profit off of staged stunts and the ignorance of those who are gullible enough to believe them.

Which is exactly what led to the abrupt departure of Minnesota conservative radio host Jason Lewis.

You see, in the middle of a broadcast, Lewis just abruptly quit.  Though his boss says that he had informed the network that he would be quitting on August 1st, I highly doubt any of them thought he would walk off mid show.

And why did he do this?  Well, according to Lewis, “There’s a tipping point for everyone and for the economy as well.  I’m going to try to make certain (Minnesota Gov.) Mark Dayton gets as little of my money as possible going forward. My ending may have been a bit dramatic, but it’s a suitable one, because it’s happening all over. If people who take capital risks keep getting demonized, they will stop playing the game.”

If that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to you, I don’t blame you.

The real reason why he most likely did this was to draw attention to a Libertarian website he just started that pushes Ayn Rand’s philosophies on how we should conduct ourselves as a society.  Though I refuse to name the website because that’s what he’s wanting people covering this story to do.

While he calls his exit “dramatic,” that’s an absolute joke.  You can’t call something “dramatic” when you planned to do it.  That’s like faking emotion.  If you fake emotion, then it’s really not emotion – it’s acting.

What all of this boils down to is his desire to stroke his own ego – and I’m sure his desire to make money off of his “members only” garbage website as well.

And he knows Libertarians just eat that Ayn Rand trash up by the spoonful.

I’ve often joked that I should really just pretend to be a conservative or Libertarian.  You know how easy it is to make money on that side of the political argument?  Their followers are just sheep waiting for their shepherds to tell them what to do.

And that’s what Lewis is hoping to exploit.  His “dramatic” exit from his show proves what a phony he really is.  Because when he decided to plan something as pathetic as this, walking out on a commitment to his show in mid broadcast, that displays exactly what kind of person you’re dealing with.


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • William Fite

    Allen you crack me up sometimes. You are trying to make the case that what Jason Lewis did was not dramatic because it was a planned event. A planned event CAN be dramatic if it is only known by one person, this case Jason Lewis. You prove my case with this paragraph.

    “You see, in the middle of a broadcast, Lewis just abruptly quit. Though his boss says that he had informed the network that he would be quitting on August 1st, I highly doubt any of them thought he would walk off mid show.”

    That paragraph proves my case. However though I do know the liberals will defend you until they are blue (pun intended) in the face.

    Since you won’t put a link to the website I will do it myself. You can thank me later.

    https://www Dot galt DOTio/login/#login

    • Jo Clark

      We may defend until we’re blue in the face, but your arse is looking pretty RED right now as you knee-jerked your way to defend your libertarian buddy on a completely indefensible point.

      • William Fite

        Please explain how it is an indefensible point? I gave a great argument. Now let’s gear yours.

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        allow me to edify:
        lets compare the REPUB federal policies VS democrat federal policies over the past 25 years– and the total effect upon ALL americans BY those policies.
        I as always will allow U 2 go 1st
        ( this oughta be a great spin away from that topic)

      • William Fite

        No you go first. Can you say something without being insulting or name calling. I will respond if you act like a mature adult.

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        I did go first:
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        see? no “name calling”

      • William Fite

        Ok let’s compare. Give me something specific.

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        job creation. repubs have 41.2 % more time in that graphic to have created JOBS- yet cumulatively the 14 yr democrats have SUBSTANTIALLY MORE–a lot more_ JOBS CREATED
        ……. your return upon that sub topic is?

      • William Fite

        What did Clinton do to create those jobs. Yes they happened during his administration, but what did he do specifically?

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        funny how when I bring up this job creation topic; regressives spin the way U just did- yet when the topic of obamas loss of AAA rating ( financially: USA) is brought up- its HIS fault; not the stonewalling republicans who always raised the debt limit under repub presidents but bitch when its under Obama
        You cannot have it BOTH ways–
        and we are NOT talking about Clinton specifically: we are talking about a combined 34 yrs an extricating numbers from those years.
        wanna try again?

      • William Fite

        Divert divert divert. Why won’t you answer the question. But I will agree with you that the president at the time gets either the credit or the blame. (Except for the fact nothing is ever Obama’s fault)

        What was starting at the time Clinton became president. The tech boom. There was also a minor oil boom. When GWB became president we were in a recession, the tech bubble burst and a lot of jobs were lost. The last year of GWB we had the housing bubble bust. Bush tried on 16 occasions to reel in the housing bubble but Congress did not heed his warnings. I therefore blame congress, both republicans and democrats, mainly Barney Frank. He did not see the problem and still to this day does not see the problem. Of course when Obama came into office he had a terrible recession not of his doing. None of his polities ended the recession in June 2009. What caused the recession to stop was TARP and the markets.

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        duuuuuuude,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ” divert”???? what did U do when I asked a simple statement of how democrats 14 yrs were blowing away the repubs 20 yrs ( numerically) in JOB CREATION??
        you diverted–
        ok; U got mauled in that one– ” numerically”
        shall we also look at the number of soldiers killed in the same amount of time- and which administrations were at the helm?
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        OH; and we just had something which has NOT happened since 1997 -Clinton (D)– we just for the SEVENTH consecutive month added OVER 200,000 jobs to economy. unemployment at 6.2% stock market at all time highs- corporate profits at all time highs. That is sown upon Obamas legacy historically
        wages remain retarded as repubs will NOT move on raising the gross minimum wage,
        your turn– lotsa goodies to assimilate

      • William Fite

        Duuuuude, I answered your question. By agreeing with you that those jobs were created during his term. I then went further and wanted specifics of what he did, hence my question.

        As per your own admission you stated that presidents get blamed or credited for jobs success or failure. I want specific policies that they did to help or hinder. You can play this game of who did more or who did less all you want, but I want to know specifics.

        We all know more soldiers were killed or maimed under republicans, I will give you that one. But look what the republicans had to do to clean up some of the messes left by liberal policies. The next president is going to have to clean up Obama’s mess in the Middle East and Ukraine. Example of liberal policies. We have now have proof that Clinton could have gotten OBL. He rid not take those opportunities. We then had 9/11 in which over 3000 Americans died. If and this is an opinion since we can’t prove it right or wrong

      • William Fite

        Comment continued

        If, and this is an opinion since it can’t be proven right or wrong. We take OBL, maybe the financing for 9/11 would not have occurred and 9/11 would not have taken place.

        We all know Saddam was bad, proven by the fact that Clinton even thought he had WMD’s and bombed Iraq. So the WMD’s were being used as an excuse since at least 1998. Way before Bush.

      • William Fite

        In 2001, then again in 2003, GWB gave everyone a tax cut. What happened when he gave those tax cuts? Please be specific.

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      *********************************************************************
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      • William Fite

        I said I would not reply to your childish comments, but then I just might if I was in the mood. Here is my response to you. When you get out of grade school and become a mature adult I will then debate you. But as of right now you are showing me you are too immature to debate.

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      • William Fite

        Proving my point. Grow up.

      • giankeys luvs shemale porn

        again,,,,,,,,,,spinning away from my ” civil” discourse as You remain Unable and IN able to garner the facts. U are a regressive white trash republican who SOLEY hates Obama and Clinton and NEVER comment upon the destruction levied on America by the policies painted by Reagan and the bush boys. NEVER– that’s the proof needed. U indeed are a crybaby. U cry about name calling as U call names ( see: republicans strategy)
        keep crying- I enjoy crushing trash on this site who are myopic and eschew the facts
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        facts: regressive white trash scumbag religious aging losres who hate gays and women and minorities NOW claim America is being destroyed . U sh*tbags were silent as GW and cheney ruined America. silent,,,,,,,,,,,silent,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,silent,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, silent!! now– a black president who has a funny name appears and speaks better than 98% of you has U crying ” spending” and ” freedom” and ” sharia law lover” and “muslim/radical Christian”( my favorite!!)………………..
        here is an easy one for U—————
        are we better now…….
        ………….. or when Obama got handed the keys to a dead economy ?
        hit me with some numbers to substantiate this—
        OR————————————
        keep bitching at other progressives on this site KNOWING I will make U look like the coelacanth that U are

      • William Fite

        Still proving my point. Grow up.

      • Kat

        You’re having too much time on your hands Willy. Grow up and get a life. How much time are you going to spend on trying to make your idiotic non-point?

  • Mainah

    I find it amusing. He’s basically making his own bubble with people to pay real money for his virtual money so they can live in a virtual “Libetarianville” version of freakin’ Farmville!!!! LOL!!!!

    • William Fite

      If people are stupid enough to do it, more power to him. This is what we call capitalism. I won’t pay to play his game.

      • Mainah

        True, true, true!

      • William Fite

        I also read the article. Not the point the author was making, he stated that it was not dramatic. I disagree. Planned events can be dramatic. Heck the author even uses the term abruptly quits. To me that is dramatic. Now I have read different articles about this guy. The author of this story states to begin this website. Wow the articles I read stated the site was fledging. So apparently the site has been up and running for some time.

      • Mainah

        I will reread it again. Maybe my take on it was off. It’s possible.

      • Mainah

        Well, I just reread it. My take on it … the author is calling it what it is … a promotional stunt. A hey look at me and come here stunt. It’s a classic move, he got people talking, which is what we call buzzworthy. And just because his site is up, that would make even more sense from a business perspective. His move was rather well made but not principled as the author is pointing out. He isn’t doing this on principle is the point I got from the story.

      • William Fite

        I do agree with you, it was a stunt. But the article says it was not dramatic because it was a planned stunt. The why did the author use “abruptly”. If the author wanted to make his point better he would have stated “planned resignation” or something to that effect. The author even further hurts his case by saying that the manager of the station only knew he was quitting on that day, he did not know it would be during the middle of the show.

        My contention is that something can be planned and be dramatic. The author claims otherwise.

      • William Fite

        Why did you delete your response? I read the embedded link and it supports my comments. Yes it was a stunt, but it was a dramatic stunt. My contention with this article is that you can plan something and make it dramatic.

      • Mainah

        I didn’t. I just changed it the more links I read. Not to mention, as someone who markets businesses for sale … it would make sense. In a day where there is so much noise for people’s attention, one needs to get people to stop and listen. Technology has media working harder for their viewers/consumers. So, I just added to it. My original just said “True,true, true!” But after really thinking about it, rereading it (yes, I do that), I thought my answer was not complete.

  • Matthew Reece

    Objectivists are not libertarians. They believe in a minimal state, while libertarianism (properly understood and universally applied, which the Libertarian Party does not do) requires anarchy.

    Also, you have clearly never tried to get libertarians to do anything. It can be like herding cats.

    • Sandy Greer

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  • scottmonter

    quitting in the middle of the session. He could run for president….

    • Matthew Reece

      …or Alaska governor.

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  • Gabriel Gentile

    “If you fake emotion, then it’s really not emotion – it’s acting.”

    If you please, Allen, as an actor I find that somewhat insulting. We do not “fake” emotions, we search deep within ourselves to find genuine emotions and draw them out, opening ourselves to a very vulnerable position for the sake of giving our audience a genuine, sincere performance.

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      his contention was if U FAKE emotion it is acting.
      -there are many levels of ACTING. as an actor U should know this.
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      =================================================
      if something as relatively accurate as what allen said “insults ” you U might need to ask urself why:
      example: I wear my hair long. if someone said long hair is a sign of (a) drugs (b) ex rocker (c) unkempt (d) et hoc genus omne,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I would not be insulted as I know whom I am and know that the person casting aspersions has a myopic view which shows me that he/she is suffering from self esteem issues.
      — confident people don’t make judgements upon such surface level items such as hair length or the car U drive or the pet U own.
      ———— get it?