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Mr. President, how is that 2024 run for reelection looking today?

Empire Center Experts React to the 2023 State of the State

Hochul wants more changes to bail laws, Democratic lawmakers reluctant.  As the column notes, Democratic lawmakers are reluctant to make changes to the bail reform legislation that went into effect in 2020; you could change their minds.  Contact your local legislator, both Assembly and Senate, and let them know crime is out of control and changes are absolutely necessary; while phone calls are okay, a written letter is better.  If you do not make your voice head, how will they know this is important to all New Yorkers.

White House Refuses to Explain Curious Timeline of Biden’s Classified Document Fiasco

Additional documents marked classified found in Biden’s Wilmington garage

Biden spars over classified documents in garage with Fox News’ Peter Doocy

Guess Who Had Access to Classified Information in Biden’s Garage?

AG Garland Announces Special Counsel to Probe Biden’s Classified Document Scandal  “While it’s too soon to say for sure, the fact that the initial investigation necessitated Biden’s attorney general appointing a special counsel to investigate his own boss suggests that there was some “there,” there worthy of further scrutiny.”

Why the Biden Administration Is So Interested in Your Gas Stove

Meanwhile, Gov. Hochul quietly sneaks in proposal to ban sale of gas stoves, fuels outrage across New York.  The NY Post’ editorial page reaction:  Gas stove fight is more elite culture-war nonsense

Guy Benson writing in   Another One: That Time Pete Buttigieg Took a Private Government Flight from DC to New York

Pro-Abortion Dems Remind America They Don’t Care About Violence Against Newborns or Pro-Lifers

Over 200 Democrats Vote Against Condemning Attacks on Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

Victor Davis Hanson asks:  What Caused the Political Hysteria?

DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene Bemoans Rising Housing Costs While Profiting From Rent Hikes

A glimmer of hope that Congress will work together on what is best for our nation:  Dems join GOP in vote to block Biden from selling strategic oil reserves to China.

New Inflation Report Shows Insane Grocery Price Increases

Supreme Court Leaves New York Gun Control Law in Place for Now


Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117
January 11, 2023

Brooklyn-NY…“The New York State Conservative Party stands with Nassau County Republicans in calling on newly elected Rep. George Santos to resign. Mr. Santos’s profound use of mistruths as a candidate morally disqualifies him from serving in public office and exposes him to potential legal action, seriously compromising his ability to represent his constituents.

“It is my hope, and the hope of Nassau County Conservative Chairman Daniel M. Donovan, that Mr. Santos will voluntarily tender his resignation out of respect for the public and the institution to which he was elected under false pretenses. We are also hopeful that Mr. Santos will choose the redemptive path going forward. That begins, necessarily, with his resignation.”


Biden’s newest problem and Chairman Kassar reacts to Gov. Hochul’s State of the State

U.S. Attorney Probing Classified Records from Biden’s VP Tenure Found at Private Office

Four Questions About Biden’s Emerging Classified Materials Scandal

FLASHBACK: Biden Shocked Anyone Could Be ‘Irresponsible’ Enough to Unknowingly Possess Classified Docs

John Kirby Insists Biden Didn’t Get a ‘Sanitized’ View of the Border Crisis

Forget Biden’s Border Photo-Op. Real Crisis Demonstrated by Democrat Governor Who Bused Illegal Immigrants Out of State.

Numbers Don’t Lie: America’s Border Crisis Is Biden-Made

Biden Promised To Refill Oil Reserves at a Profit. Now Prices Are Too High.

House Passes New Rules Package to ‘Restore the People’s House’ With Sweeping Reforms

Fight: Two GOP Governors Go to War Against Twisted ‘DEI’ Social Engineering

Steven Malanga writes in City Journal that Black Ink Brings Red-State Tax Cuts.  It also tells us that some states will not suffer as much as others if there is a recession.

Read Chairman Gerard Kassar reaction to Governor Hochul’s State of the State here.

New York ranks 3rd best state to raise a family.  When you read the article, you will find that last year WalletHub had NY in 2nd place; and this year 14th for education and childcare and 46th for socioeconomics.  With 14th for education and 46th in socioeconomics, It is any wonder that Population loss could put NY on track for further losses in Congress.

Fascinating:  I’m a video game developer but this technology to drop your energy bill $820 per year is no fantasy.  With the probability of fusion energy in just 10 years, one would hope that wind turbines, solar panels and other sources of clean energy would rethink their excessive push to replace fossil fuels.  When they are no longer necessary, where will they end up…your local landfills or…?

The Most Important Scene in ‘Sin City” Reveals a Dark Truth about Violence and Power

Finding the Value in Hard Work


Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117
January 10, 2023



“What’s most alarming is the Governor’s apparent belief that more spending can fix the very problems that high-spending, high-taxing states themselves create.”

Albany-NY…“Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State message is a document of conflicts — she cites many of the problems New Yorkers face, but her ‘solutions’ too often would make things worse.

“The Governor calls for Band-Aids where tourniquets are needed: She proposes building 800,000 new housing units in a state that’s chased away more than a million and a half residents over the past two decades with nation-leading taxes. The Governor talks about rising crime, but refuses to end one of its root causes: cashless bail. She highlights the environment, but bans clean-energy natural gas exploration in the state, natural gas use in new construction, and she wants to require expensive and inadequate electric heat pumps in homes, making it even harder for families to keep the lights on. Mrs. Hochul talks about the high cost of living in New York, but refuses to right size the gargantuan, inefficient government causing it.

“What’s most alarming is the Governor’s apparent belief that more and more spending can fix the very problems that high-spending, high-taxing states themselves create. New York’s budgets are getting larger and larger under this Governor. That’s the problem, not the solution.

“If we are not serious about our challenges, Governor Hochul’s ‘New York Dream’ will continue as a nightmare for millions of hardworking state residents. We can do better.”


One could only hope that the next time President Biden visits the border, with the national press, it is unannounced.

El Paso cleans up migrant camps before Joe Biden border visit

Cynical El Paso cleanup before Biden’s visit perfectly sums up his pathetic border policy

Biden’s ‘sanitized’ border view was ‘nothing more than politics’: Brandon Judd

Will Cain: El Paso cleaned up ahead of Biden’s arrival

Victor Davis Hanson writes about The Coup We Never Knew

Guy Benson’s column is a should read:  Surprise: New Data Shows IRS Disproportionately Targets Non-Rich for Scrutiny, Audits

The Senator Who Saved America From FDR’s Court-Packing Scheme

New York Republicans credited with helping end House speaker stalemate

House Republicans Set to Launch Probe into ‘Weaponization’ of FBI, Intel Agencies

Another result from the progressives in the NYS Legislature:  ‘Bleeding blue’: Cops flee NYPD in biggest exodus since 9/11

Pregnancy Center Hires Private Investigators to Find Pro-Abortion Firebombers

An interesting lawsuit that should be followed:  Seattle Public Schools Sue Social-Media Platforms for Intentionally Harming Children

Detroit takes Woke to the extreme by doing this: Detroit School Board Removes Ben Carson’s Name from School for His ‘Crime’ of Serving Under Trump.  As the school board noted when they named it after Dr. Carson, he is a person to be admired and emulated.

What Exactly Is Conservatism?

T.S. Eliot as Conservative Mentor

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Statement From New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar on Speaker McCarthy’s Election

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January 7, 2023

Brooklyn, NY – “The New York State Conservative Party congratulates House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on his historic victory tonight. The Party is particularly proud of the 11 House Republicans from New York State who presented a strong, unified, and unwavering front for Speaker McCarthy in round after round of voting. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a dynamic House leader, was one of those honored to nominate Speaker McCarthy on the House floor.

“These 11 members, each of whom was supported by the Conservative Party — the Party provided the direct margin of victory in four of those races — will play a key role in the 118th Congress, and rightly so. The Republican delegation from New York is ready and able to help lead our nation forward.”


Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses the 55th Annual CPPAC, the New Congress and Choosing a Chief Court of Appeals Judge.

Conservative Party Legislative Conference

In the 2022 gubernatorial election, Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, carrying the Conservative endorsement, won a higher share of the vote in each of New York’s 62 counties than President Donald Trump won in the 2020 presidential election. Additionally, the Conservative Party helped deliver the U.S. House of Representatives for the incoming GOP Majority and expanded the number of conservative allies in the State Legislature.

Now, we turn our focus to building on that success.

This winter, we are holding our 55th Annual Conservative Party Political Action Conference (CPPAC). The conference is being held on Sunday, February 5 and Monday, February 6, 2023, at a new location: The Albany Hilton (40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207 If you plan on staying at the hotel, you are responsible for making your own reservations. Special rate is good until January 20, 2023)

This year’s conference will have an emphasis on training conservative activists with the practical skills needed to make the conservative case in the public marketplace of ideas. It will offer training for conservative-minded individuals who want to win in 2023 and beyond. If you are looking to strengthen your local party and train your committee members (and we hope you are), we encourage you to get them to this year’s CPPAC.

We are anticipating the most successful conference perhaps in the history of the party. Join New York’s standard-bearer and Monday keynote lunch speaker Lee Zeldin and his 2022 running mate Alison Esposito. Other noted speakers include China relations expert Gordon Chang, former Assembly Republican leader and current Public Finance Commission member Brian Kolb, and numerous members from New York’s Congressional delegation and State Legislature.

For further details and registration visit here.

New York Delegation Arrives in Washington

 I had the privilege of attending many events in our nation’s Capital for both returning and new members of the House from New York ho were elected with Conservative Party support.

The complications of electing a Speaker aside, we have an exciting, dynamic group of Congressmembers from New York. They can be expected to be common sense legislators fighting to protect our borders, a strong national defense, fair and equitable tax policies, support for law enforcement and values-oriented legislation.

As is our habit, the State party stays closely in touch with the group concerning their own proposals as well as important votes that regularly emerge. I also hope as individuals who stay current on Washington and Albany matters, you will keep our members informed on how you feel.

Choosing a Chief Court of Appeals Judge

Regardless of your view concerning the confirmation of Judge Hector LaSalle as the Chief Judge of the NYS Court of Appeals, you should be concerned that many Democratic State Senators have expressed little to no interest in qualifications or even basic fairness.

They want as partisan a court as they can get, even a court that ignores longtime precedents. Albany Democrats will go as far as to change a committee make up in order to keep a full floor vote of

the NYS Senate from occurring on LaSalle’s nomination. They want to say we would do the same. That is not true and frankly annoys me greatly.

Yes, there is right and wrong even in politics—especially in politics. Pushing for the Chief Judge of New York to be a partisan hack is simply wrong and puts New Yorker’s and our visitors in danger.

The Democrats in the NYS Senate need to stop playing games.

Fact-Checking 5 Fibs From Biden’s Border Speech

Soros Doubles Funding to Group Aiming to Pack Supreme Court

Republicans Warn of National Security Risks as House Speaker Battle Extends Into Third Day

/ In CPNYS NEWS / By Gerard Kassar / Comments Off on Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses the 55th Annual CPPAC, the New Congress and Choosing a Chief Court of Appeals Judge.

Biden intends to visit the southern border…if he does, will it change anything?

Biden Administration Touts Drained Emergency Oil Reserves as Top 2022 Accomplishment. Great accomplishment, draining our emergency oil reserves and selling it to our nemesis.

Biden Tells Supreme Court Veterans Law Gives Him ‘Clear Authorization’ To Cancel Student Debt; Seriously? Biden is living in his own little world thinking he is a folk hero by giving away OUR money.

It’s Biden who doesn’t care about migrants — or NY’s lack of ‘room at the inn’.  No one cared about the border towns being overrun with illegals, but now they understand better what has been going on since Biden opened the flood gates. The people coming into our country are beholden to the cartels helping them and our citizens are paying far too high a price. Housing, schools, medical care simply cannot absorb the ever increasing numbers flooding America. America has always and still is a country that welcomes immigrants; the difference now is that those flooding the border towns, no longer respect the rule of law. Ask us if we have the means to help you; don’t demand/assume that we adjust to your needs.

Biden Reveals New Plan to Finally Address Raging Border Crisis. At this point here is the only plan that is guaranteed to work Mr. President:  Build. The. Wall.

Biden says he intends to visit southern border on Mexico trip  It simply amazes me that Biden calls for the end of finger pointing, them blames Republicans. For a person who has been an elected official since 1973, has he not learned how to negotiate?

If moderates don’t rally behind Gov. Hochul and her chief judge pick, the hard left will rule the state; the unfortunate reality is that the moderates are afraid to be primaried, so they will fall in line and the hard left will get its way.

NY state Democrats pack key panel to sink Gov. Hochul’s top-judge pick Hector LaSalle; if the democrats “stack the panel” it proves that one party rule in New York (or any locality) has no or little regard for governing; they want what they want and they will do whatever it takes. Governor Hochul should have vetoed the pay raise bill to prove 1) she has a backbone and 2) is willing to fight for what she thinks is best for New Yorkers.

Beijing Threatens ‘Countermeasures’ After US Restricts Travel From China

Soros Doubles Funding to Left-Wing Legal Group Working To Upend Supreme Court

Cal Thomas asks the question:  Where have all the thinkers gone? No wonder our politics is a mess; (obviously they are watching The View.)  ‘The View’ is the biggest source of misinformation in America

Paul Ehrlich: Wrong on 60 Minutes and for Almost 60 Years

The New-Normaling of Blackouts

What the Feds Are Teaching in Diversity Training

The FDA Is Making Abortion Even More Dangerous for Women

American Made: What Sort of Worker Are You?

How Comedy, Laughter, and Humor Can Improve Your Life

Statement From New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar on Swearing In of Assemblyman Lester Chang

Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117
January 3, 2023

Brooklyn, NY — “Huge congratulations to Assemblyman Lester Chang (R-C, Brooklyn) on being sworn in and seated in the New York State Assembly today. Assemblyman Chang is the first Asian-American from Brooklyn to be elected to state office. The Conservative Party salutes Assemblyman Chang, a retired Navy Reservist, on his historic accomplishment. We look forward to working with him as he fights to make New York safer, more affordable, and more accountable in the years ahead.”


Catching up on the news….

Hoping your holidays were filed with happiness and the New Year is your best yet.  Here are some articles you may have missed over the holidays.

“We Are Going to Kill You and Destroy Your Church”: The Persecution of Christians, November 2022

Beware aggrieved would-be emperors — like Putin and Xi

Europe’s ‘anti-hate’ laws and arrests a warning for free speech in US

Cal Thomas writes:  It’s a new year but nothing’s new — except for the decline in good journalism and real leaders

Will the Fed blink in 2023 and extend our economic agony?

What’s another $1.7T in the omnibus when you’ve taken the national debt to $31.4T?

Biden Opens Door to China Sabotage in North Dakota

Biden administration overstated Q2 job growth by 1 million: Philadelphia Fed

How feds use charities to hide the true cost of the US border crisis

Illegal Immigrants Aren’t Just Swarming the Southern Border

Kamala Harris whines media doesn’t focus on ‘strength of my leadership’

Sorry, Kamala: It’s not the media’s fault no one thinks you’re a strong leader — it’s your own

Michelle O’s Moment of Unscripted Honesty – Oops!

Unleashing Clean Fusion Power Is America’s Best Defense against Tyranny

Deroy Murdock writes that Democrats’ Gasophobia Will Kill Americans

Scoping Plan Doesn’t Secure Reliable Electricity for New York  (This is one of the must read articles you may have missed over the holidays.)

Gov. Kathy Hochul fails to tie NY lawmaker raises to tougher bail law: sources

New York pols gift themselves epic pay raise — but shrug off crime and migrants

Hochul Can Block Legislative Pay Raise;  however, as we know, she chose not to and signed it at the last minute.

Federal omnibus deal has big implications for New York Medicaid

NY must prune its bloated Medicaid program — and focus on improving low-quality care

NYC has lost 781 chain stores — including Duane Reade — since 2019

Kathy Hochul’s laughable excuse to push her flawed Penn Station makeover

What Gov. Hochul must do to prevent a coming fiscal crash

Adams’ focus on career criminals is a no-brainer: Will Albany’s soft brains listen?

New York has all it needs to reverse the crime crisis — except leadership

The price tag for COVID school closures that led to historic learning losses for kids could top $28 trillion

Rachel Levine ripped for demanding censorship of ‘misinformation’ on ‘gender-affirming care’ for kids

CDC Urges Teachers, Administrators, School Nurses to Adopt LGBT Curriculum, Endorse Transgender Identity.  The CDC made many mistakes informing the public regarding COVID-19; and they are completely wrong on having teachers, administrators and school nurses endorse transgender identity!

Dr. Ben Carson Diagnoses American Schools’ Greatest Ailment as ‘Loss of Vision’

University of Minnesota Med School Gives Leg Up in Promotions to Pro-DEI Faculty

The woke university implosion — and what comes next

My New Year’s resolution: Make college leaders wake up to anti-Semitism on their campuses

Why I’m leaving college and choosing education over indoctrination

New year, new justice/Lake Placid resident Allison McGahay celebrates election to state Supreme Court

The Tax Man Cometh

Three Steps to Make the Best of 2023


Year-End Statement From New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar  

Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117  
December 31, 2022

Brooklyn, NY — “The New York State Conservative Party had significant success in 2022, and the Party is poised for another strong year ahead.

“Our successful efforts to defeat potentially corrupting ballot proposals in 2021 directly led to the litigation that forced fair, court-ordered redistricting lines across the state. With reasonable district lines established, the Conservative Party supported 11 winning congressional candidates from New York this year, four of whom won with margins provided by line “C”. Newsmax is calling the New York State Conservative Party “The Majority Makers” for its role in the Republican takeover of Congress.

“Congressman Lee Zeldin’s determined run for governor — Zeldin was among the highest statewide vote getters in the Conservative Party’s 60-year history — played a significant factor in the historic congressional wins, helped usher in six new Party-supported Assembly members, and increased our representation in the State Senate.

“Zeldin, who garnered 47% of the statewide vote, and Attorney General candidate Mike Henry received more than 313,000 votes each on the Conservative Party line, solidly outpolling the Working Families Party and guaranteeing line-C ballot position for the next two years. Our U.S. Senate candidate Joe Pinion and State Comptroller candidate Paul Rodriquez also had outstanding vote totals on the Conservative line, approaching 300,000 votes each on the line.

“The Party’s growing influence in the five boroughs of New York City helped lead to the flipping of three Assembly seats in Kings County alone. Frank Tinari of Suffolk County, a State Vice Chairman, and Joe Lorigo, the son of Erie County Chairman Ralph Lorigo, were both elected to the State Supreme Court, adding to the number of registered Conservatives serving on the State Supreme Court.

“The Conservative Party held two successful conferences in 2022 — a State Legislative Conference in January and a National Affairs Conference in August. We also held a statewide nominating convention in February, and a number of successful receptions, including a summer reception featuring former Vice President Pence and a Fall reception featuring noted economist and radio personality Larry Kudlow. Party Leader Ross Brady served as a voice for common sense as a member of the NYS Reapportionment Commission in 2022.

“I am proud to report that the Conservative Party is on the ascent in New York, thanks to the hard work of its members and candidates. The Party’s year-over-year enrollment continued to grow in 2022, and we are excited to build on our successes in 2023.”


Happy New Year

It was without a doubt a banner year for the New York State Conservative Party as together we delivered, and the party enjoyed one of its most successful years since our founding in 1962.

We entered 2022 with momentum stemming from our victories in 2021 defeating several ballot propositions that would have changed the way reapportionment, voting and even elections were conducted. This momentum carried us through a reapportionment litigation period in which the party played a key role in finding plaintiffs and developing arguments. Additionally, Conservative Party official, Ross Brady, served as a member of the NYS Reapportionment Commission where he provided a voice of reason within a sea of partisanship.

In 2022 we saw 11 Conservative Party endorsed candidates get elected or re-elected to Congress. From Long Island to NYC, the Mid-Hudson, Southern Tier, Central New York, The North Country and Western New York, we were victorious. We, in fact, were the actual margin of victory in four Congressional races. The New York delegation were truly the “Majority Makers.”  Many, including Newsmax, have said the House Majority would have indeed been in trouble if not for the Conservative Party.

Statewide, the Conservative Party played a pivotal role in ushering in the largest freshman Conservative/GOP class in the State Assembly in many years. The Kings County Conservative Party actually flipped three Assembly seats. Many other parts of the State including Long Island, Staten Island and Rockland County can lay claim to important Legislative turnovers.

Not to be outdone, Lee Zeldin had the best showing in terms of percentage, 47%, since 2002. In fact, Lee Zeldin’s statewide vote total of over 313,000, better than twice our enrollment, is one of the highest totals in the history of the party. In nearly 200 statewide elections since 1962, the 2022 vote total ranks within the top ten results.

With this result the Party comfortably held onto Row C.

Our party also enjoyed close to home victories as State Vice Chair Frank Tinari of Suffolk County and Joe Lorigo, son of Erie County Chairman Ralph Lorigo, were both elected to the State Supreme Court.

Finally, I am proud to announce, once again, that our enrollment year-over-year continues to grow around the state.

With all that said, it is clear that the party remains strong on a local, state and national level. The upcoming year will be about local elections, party building and our issue agenda that our Members of Congress and the State Legislature advocate for.

I wish you all a Safe and Happy New Year!