Purchase photos

Speaker rallies tea party




Eric Golub, the featured speaker for Tuesday evening's Big First Tea Party meeting at Thirsty's Brew Pub and Grill, 2704 Vine, admitted afterward his talk was "red meat" for conservatives.

In not quite an hour, before an intimate gathering of approximately 30 people, Golub managed to skewer everybody from President Barack Obama to MSNBC with his brand of humor. Even the dead were not spared, as he managed to take a shot at the late Helen Thomas, the veteran White House correspondent who covered 11 presidents before she died in July.

While hawking his three books at $33 apiece after his appearance, Golub reiterated what he said to the audience: Liberals hate conservatives, just because they "exist and breathe air."

He claimed to have liberal friends and would socialize with them; his target is the power-brokers.

"Here's my thing, too many liberals despise conservatives," he said. "They go beyond policy."

Having said that, Golub had no trouble going beyond any mention of policy discussion himself Tuesday, and instead preferred to target those who form policy in Washington.

Golub joked Obama wasn't born in Hawaii or Kenya, but in New York in an IBM laboratory.

"He's a computer," Golub said. "That's why he lacks human emotions."

Golub went on to ask a rhetorical question.

"What kind of man would leave four people to die in Benghazi? A man with an Intel chip where his heart should be," Golub said.

Golub also turned his sights on Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who, like him, is Jewish. Golub compared the congresswoman from Florida to Sgt. Schultz in the former TV series "Hogan's Heroes," saying she knows nothing.

Liberals in general know nothing, Golub said.

"The thing is, I'm tired of people acting like they're better than we are," he said. "The fact of the matter is, they don't know anything."

The everyday liberal you might meet on the street could be an OK guy, but that person is just plain wrong, Golub said.

"There are plenty of good, decent wrong-headed liberals in this country," he said. "Plenty of people with hearts of gold. They have million-dollar hearts and 10-cent heads.

"It's not because they're bad people, they're just wrong."

Golub, 41, said he cares about his country. He left his job on Wall Street four years ago to travel across America to spread his conservative message. Tuesday's talk in Hays was his first in Kansas. Golub now has been in all 50 states, he said.