JoeForAmerica’s Mike DeVine will be the special guest on the Conservative Commandos Radio Show today at 4:05pm EST.
Rick Trader is the Producer and Co-host of CCRS, “Where the newsmakers go to be heard”, whose flagship station is WNJC 1360 am in Philadelphia. The show, whose home website is www.ccrshow.com may also be heard live on the internet at www.conservativecommandosradioshow.com.
Mike DeVine, an editor here at JoeForAmerica.com, who also writes under the pseudonyms of DeVine Law and G. Sand Lapper, has appeared on two previous segments of CCRS, podcasts of which can be heard here and here.
DeVine, presently with the Ruf Law Firm in Metro Atlanta, was an activist Democrat (including county chairman, convention delegate and campaign manager) and trial lawyer in SC for two decades before his Summer of 2001 move to Atlanta and subsequent conservative epiphany.
His work at Redstate.com variously as “gamecock” and later Mike gamecock DeVine, was featured in a PBS Special on conservative bloggers which led to a stint as the conservative op-ed voice of the Charlotte Observer and regular appearances in The New York Times, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other major print and online publications:
“I have the story of a convert from Democrat to Republican, so it gives me some credibility,” he explained. DeVine…began posting diaries [at Redstate] around 2005 [and as] his blog [there] became more popular, he was invited to contribute to other blogs. He now lists his experience writing for these sites when pitching freelance columns to newspapers. But this was only a very small part of the incentive for publishing his thoughts each day.
“Bloggers tend to be a lot more passionate, informed and obsessed with politics than the average voter,” he told me… “One of the reasons I blog is to teach. I feel like I have a lot of real world experience I can bring.”
DeVine’s writing career was launched soon after his move to Atlanta to accept a corporate position. He soon became the legal editor for The (Decatur, Ga.) Champion, legal organ newspaper for DeKalb County, where he wrote the first post-9/11 column published in the United States suggesting that captured terrorists would not be entitled to POW rights; and engaged in dueling editorials on issues that led to the first congressional office defeat for former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, later of Green Party presidential nomination and other infamy in DC.