Hillary Rodham Clinton-And the "Third Wave" over AmeriKa-Left, Right,--->Communism
Democrats In Drag — Steve Farrell
By Steve Farrell
Democrats In Drag, Foreword
When I began this project a decade ago, I recognized the title I chose, “Democrats in Drag,” would be provocative and controversial, offensive and humorous, hated and praised, cursed and hallelujahed. I also knew it was marketable. Yet the bottom line is the title was chosen because it reflected an issue I felt passionately about, namely: The Republican Party speaks conservative, but legislates liberal, gets all dressed up for church, but drives down to the brothel.
If there ever was any truth to the claim that the Republican Party was conservative, constitutionally based, and morally sound, its 1990’s flying leap into the arms of Progressive Government and the Third Way, and it’s follow on act in the 21st Century with Compassionate Conservatism, insured that honest men would soon come to believe otherwise. Yesterday’s defenders of the Republic are today’s champions of the New World Order and the corporations that figure to cash in most on the megalomaniacal prize.
In claiming this, I am not indicting the whole crew of Republicans, or Democrats for that matter, as co-conspirators against our country, nor making a case for such—though conspiracies always have and always will exist whenever power and men cross paths. Jefferson and Madison’s instructive that “men are not angels” should be warning enough that almost all men, whether Republican, Democrat, or Independent, given their day in power, thirst for more, and sad to say more than a few betray their country along the way. But that is not my aim, I write about principles, and in this case an expose on the principles of Compassionate Conservatism (or Centre Right/Conservative Futurist/Third Way) as the perfect answer for the grasping politician as well as the political revolutionary, for the Democrat as well as the Republican—for it is the ‘safe’ middle ground, both conservative and progressive, communist and capitalist, moral and amoral, tolerant and intolerant, friend of local government and friend of the United Nations. It is everything and anything. It is never what it seems to be and always what it seems to be. It is the master of double-talk and the partner of deceit. And, as such, come election time, it is wisdom’s path, so say the campaign agencies, for both the stouthearted statesmen and the pussilaneous panderer to get elected.
Would to high heaven that such a safe middle ground was Wisdom’s path; but I suspect, and I feel you will as well, that the path is more like Marx and Lenin’s, Mao’s and Keynes, then Wisdom’s.
Throughout this series, I will initially use the term Third Way and later, Compassionate Conservative when referring to this philosophy, and I do this knowing full well that the fascist cat is out of the bag, thanks to U.S. President Bill Clinton calling it his own in 1999. By so doing, President Clinton put on ‘red alert’ a few conservative writers and commentators (this one included) who immediately and effectively blew the whistle, loud and clear, on what The Third Way was—and what it was not.
On the other hand, this fascist cat only really came out for a brief flash and then scurried back whence it came. The reason was that with few exceptions, blind partisanship and hatred for Bill Clinton were the chief motivating factors for the investigation into the Third Way, not purist interest, not a desire for an honest probe into Third Way politics on both sides of the political aisle. With Mr. Clinton gone, the prevailing wind blasts in our ears, ‘Who cares!’
But we should care, all of us.
Political insiders know full well that Clinton’s torrid romance with the Third Way was preceded by a far more lengthy and scandalous affaire d’amour between Republican Party conservative icon Newt Gingrich and Third Way spokesman Alvin Toffler. Had the red alert been truly sounded by dyed-in-the-wool conservatives, then the Contract With America, the Republican Revolution, and the party’s ‘efforts’ to squelch Mr. Clinton’s radicalism would have been put under the microscope too, and the party and our country might now be on a more constitutional course.
As it is, Bill Clinton and Republican opposition to Bill Clinton only gave the Third Way what was a short-lived bad public name. That is all. Meanwhile, the Third Way’s compromising, anti-constitutional agenda goes forward on schedule. Today its advocates left and right have only switched designations, calling themselves progressives, centrists, right-of-center centrists, left-of-center centrists, bipartisans, defenders of ‘civil society,’ believers in ‘good governance,’ and most recent and popular of all, ‘compassionate conservatives.’ A few, mostly in Europe and in the Democratic Party’s Progressive Policy Institute, still cling to a public confession of faith in that halfway house between communism and capitalism, the Third Way.
But we should not overly concern ourselves with this or that name of the day. Better we focus on defining just what is the Third Way, what is Compassionate Conservatism, so that having done so we can more readily uncover it no matter how the pretenders are dressed—whether as Pink Donkeys or Blue Elephants
That is the hope of this series: that politicians, parties and political movements within those parties be known for what they are and not what they appear to be, so that with blind partisanship set aside, our Constitution, our rights and our way of life may advance, not retreat in the face of the gathering storm.
Democrats In Drag, Part 1, “Technology, Sovereignty, and the Third Wave,” raised a justifiable flap about the hush-hush history of that Tsunami for political and sociological change called the Third Wave or the Third Way. It presented the first layer of evidence that the 1990’s famously popular Third Way, like its 1999-2008 twin sister Compassionate Conservatism, emerged like a creature in hiding from the socialist badlands of communism and fascism.
Among the plotters who laid the foundation for this modern mistake were Plato in his manifesto for a pre-Christian communist tyranny, “The Republic”; Karl Marx in his 19th century “Communist Manifesto” and sundry other works; and Adolf Hitler and his 20th century plunge into fascism which he deified, Third Way-like, as a safe alternative between the two extremes of communism and capitalism.
It’s a dark account, and assuredly Third Way/Compassionate Conservative proponents would be hard pressed to admit the connection. But then, who would? Socialism, communism and fascism are deservedly four-letter words in anyone’s common sense and political vocabulary. So, roughly every decade, in some cases every few months, their supporters are forced to search through the archives for a new name for old tyranny.
The Third Way just happened to be the next in line.
Disturbingly, consideration of the “progressive” Third Way presents not only links to the old and the foul, but to the new and the acceptable. It also introduces the unsettling possibility that the fall of communism and socialism were less the result of the victory of capitalism or Reaganism and more a sign of communist confidence that the West was dumbed-down and disarmed, ripe and readied for the long ago predicted “comfortable merger” under the United Nations.
The Third Way, its twin, Compassionate Conservatism, and the establishment engine which drives them, want this merger, and want also a removal of governmental gridlock in favor of a fast track radical new approach to government; one fit for a high-tech., swift-paced, rapidly changing world.
Posted by johnhouk on Dec 09, 2011
John R. Houk
December 9, 2011
Kelleigh Nelson wrote a two part hit article on Newt Gingrich entitled “The Phony Right-Wing & Who is Selling Us Down the River? – Newt Gingrich: Part One & Two”.
Nelson begins Part 1 by describing Newt’s ten years in Congress as a closet communist by comparing Newt’s Congressional agenda to various Marxist ideologies. At this point Nelson calls Newt a Neocon. Evidently she considers Neocons as closet Communists because many of them actually came from a Communist background. The problem with her closet Communist assessment is that Neocons that were former Leftist Liberals abandoned Communism recognizing the utter failure of the Marxist based ideology. My perspective on Neoconservatism is that they are people that support Conservative values domestically and American Exceptionalism in relation to Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations. It is the less government – more government paradox. Neocons have rejected Big Brother control of the populace hence the less government domestically. Neocons see two objectives that need to be sustained (yes I know “sustained” is an evil word among Conspiracy Theorists). One objective is to promote any policy that protects American sovereignty as the world’s exceptionally best nation. The second objective is to spread American values internationally at all costs to promote a world that is more for us than against us. I realize these two objectives I have thought up are quite subjective and I am certain that intellectual Neocons could list quite a number of specifics; nonetheless in a nutshell I believe this is an easy to comprehend summary of Neoconservatism. Both objectives lean toward big government to maintain American Exceptionalism. Libertarians and Paleocons (i.e. more traditional Conservatives) have a problem with big government of any kind.
Is Toffler a Communist? A Free Republic blogger quotes a New American article in which Toffler’s thoughts run like this:
In 1994, Gingrich described himself as "a conservative futurist". He said that those who were trying to define him should look no farther than The Third Wave, a 1980 book written by Alvin Toffler. The book describes our society as entering a post-industrial phase in which abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, and divorce are perfectly normal, even virtuous. Toffler penned a letter to America's "founding parents," in which he said: "The system of government you fashioned, including the principles on which you based it, is increasingly obsolete, and hence increasingly, if inadvertently, oppressive and dangerous to our welfare. It must be radically changed and a new system of government invented---a democracy for the 21st century." He went on to describe our constitutional system as one that "served us so well for so long, and that now must, in its turn, die and be replaced."
Clinton Foundation to keep accepting donations from foreign governments
Published April 16, 2015FoxNews.com
The Clinton Foundation said late Wednesday that it will continue to accept donations from foreign governments during Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, despite concerns that such gifts will create a conflict of interest for the Democratic front-runner.
The foundation's board said that donations directly to the foundation would only be allowed from six governments — Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom. However, other governments could continue to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a subsidiary program that encourages donors to match contributions from others to tackle international problems without direct donations to the charity.
By Attorney Jonathan Emord
Author of "The Rise of Tyranny" and
"Global Censorship of Health Information" and
"Restore The Republic"
April 20, 2015
Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, you should be troubled by the fact that Hillary Clinton in each campaign has remade herself fundamentally, adopting a new persona each time in an effort to capture the changing electorate. True, all candidates hone their messages, but Hillary’s transformations are radical make-overs. Given the number of iterations of Hillary Clinton over the years, we really should ask: Will the real Hillary Clinton please stand up?
Since leaving the White House as First Lady, Hillary has amassed a very large fortune. Hillary’s world is far different from the typical American’s. That would not be a problem were she to own up to that fact, but she chooses to obscure that reality. Consider, by contrast, the Kennedys. Democrats Jack, Robert, and Ted never hid their family’s opulence and, instead, actually harbored intellectual values and ran for office predicated on well-defined liberal values. While I do not agree with the Kennedy’s political creed, I nevertheless respect them for having one that was intellectually developed and not bereft of foundational substance. The same cannot be said for Hillary. There is no well-developed intellectual foundation for each of Hillary’s positions, no explanation of her core beliefs and how her public service has been consistent in its advancement of those core beliefs.
Hillary is a liberal Democrat, but she has always avoided any clear articulation of her policy positions on a host of key issues. Her present run endeavors to make her out to be more of a centrist than she has been in the past. She has a very narrow group of elites advising her, but she is desperately trying to fashion herself as a populist, as every man, fully appreciative of what it is like to work a 9 to 5 job for a minimum wage. She feigns familiarity with the common struggles of those in the service industry, who work in fast food restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, hotels and shopping malls, but her lifestyle is that of a jet setter and her society is with national and international figures.
This duplicity is rather transparent, so one wonders why she thinks the public so fickle or ignorant that it will buy into her latest remake. There is in the latest remake a rather disturbing condescension. By not projecting an image of herself that is, well, herself, and by choosing instead to feign fraternity (sorority?) with the common man, Hillary is in fact preying upon what she perceives to be the ignorance of those who receive her. In other words, she thinks the average Joe and Josephine will accept her as a populist with intimate knowledge of their needs and interests and not view her as an elitist out of touch with their daily travails.
The fact is, however, virtually every Joe and Josephine knows Hillary is not at all like them. She comes from privilege, having been First Lady and having amassed a fortune since the old days in the Arkansas Governor’s mansion with Bill. There is nothing wrong with wealth in a capitalist society, of course, unless you think (as Hillary does) that capitalist society is itself evil and that government should divide the nation based on income, redistributing it from those who have to those who have not. The Robin Hood argument (take from the rich and give to the poor) has a rather hollow ring to it when you discover that Robin Hood is as wealthy as King Richard the Lionheart. Aware of that, Hillary tones down the jewelry, eats a burger and fries, and shops at J.C. Penny’s for campaign season.
Because her campaign aims to encourage Middle Class and poor Americans to think of her as one of them, her current remake aims to cast her as a soccer mom, a kind matron from the neighborhood, a person like you, and not a rich former First Lady whose shoe collection and wardrobe is worth more than your annual salary. If she were to represent herself as she truly is, and bring out the expensive jewelry, clothes, cars, and dining preferences, she fears that the average American would have a hard time accepting that she is sincere. So, she painfully leaves the private jet and travels about the country in a van. She abandons her favorite dining preferences and pops up with small groups of every day folks, rubbing elbows, eating rubbery chicken, and trying to engage in small talk. Why shouldn’t we be disgusted with a phoney? The Kennedy approach is far better. They never denied their wealth, never gave up the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port in favor of a one bedroom condo in Spanish Harlem, never eschewed Catholicism despite public attacks. They did the hard thing. They tried to convince people that they were right. Hillary is not of that stature. She tries to persuade you that her way of thinking is like ours, that she is one of us.
She does not appreciate the dangers associated with duplicity in politics because, so far, she has gotten away with it. But for a few embarrassing moments, she has found redefinition far easier than resolute defense of core beliefs. That is not especially difficult for her, because, truth be told, she really does not think there are any immutable truths or core beliefs incapable of being modified or tweeked for political advantage.
Her willingness to remake herself again and again presents a major problem in the general election. Her campaign is likely to be one of pronounced contrasts, not with others per se but with herself. I can see opponents running split screen images of her in campaign ads, wherein on one side of the screen she makes pronouncements from moments in her long political career that conflict with her pronouncements today. The contrasts between the Hillary of yesterday and the Hillary of today will likely be numerous and profound. She cannot today praise unreservedly the politically unpopular Obamacare but she did so in the past and, indeed, she advocated an even more intrusive and oppressive version of it in the form of a single payer socialized government health care system. She cannot be the champion of Obama’s foreign policy which she as Secretary of State helped create, a foreign policy that is largely incomprehensible, because a clear majority of the American people reject that foreign policy as weak, fickle, and harmful to American interests around the world. She cannot advocate transparency in government today when she herself has kept from congressional inquiry key facts and circumstances surrounding the Benghazi tragedy and her own private/public emails. She cannot portray herself as truly compassionate, one whose every effort is that of humanitarianism, given the cavalier manner in which she rejected pleas for help from the U.S. embassy in Benghazi or the horrible mistreatment she caused the poor folks in the White House Travel Office to suffer (whom she helped vilify and falsely accuse of embezzlement to rid them) in favor of Clinton cronies who wanted the travel office job.
Chelsea Clinton's Husband Suffers Massive Hedge Fund Loss On Greek Investment
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/03/2015 23:28 -0400
Despite having Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein as an investor and being Bill and Hillary Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky (and two former colleagues from Goldman Sachs who manage Eaglevale Partners hedge fund) told investors in a letter sent last week they had been "incorrect" on Greece, helping produce losses for the firm’s main fund during two of the past three years. By 'incorrect' Chelsea Clinton's husband means the Eaglevale fund focused on Greece lost a stunning 48% last year and, as The Wall Street Journal reports, is impacting the overall returns of the roughly $400 million fund which has spent 27 of its 34 months in operation below its "high-water mark."
5 ways 2008 Hillary Clinton clashes with modern Democratic Party
By Dan Merica and Jeff Zeleny, CNN
Updated 8:11 PM ET, Mon April 20, 2015
(CNN)The Democratic Party has changed since Hillary Clinton last ran for president, forcing the 2016 favorite to play catch up on a number of issues that are important to her party's liberal base.
But some of Clinton's newly outlined views are different than ones she backed during her 2008 run, causing Democratic critics to call her out for "hedging" and flip-flopping on the issues.
Here are five issues where Clinton's 2008 views are out of step with the current mood of her party.
Neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama supported same-sex marriage in 2008, but Clinton has been slower than most Democrats to fall in line with the majority of her party who see same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.
n 2007, Clinton argued in favor of civil unions with full equality of benefits, but said that the right to marriage was something that should be left to the states. She reiterated that policy last year, after four years removed from domestic politics atop the State Department, telling a National Public Radio host that same-sex marriage was "a matter left to the states."
But last week, while traveling through Iowa on her first campaign trip, a campaign aide said in a statement that Clinton now views same-sex marriage as a "constitutional right."
Clinton's personal shift on marriage mimic the way popular opinion has shifted on the issue. In 2008, according to a Gallup survey, 40% of American supported recognizing same-sex marriage, while 56% said they should not be. Those numbers had flipped by May 2014, when 55% support same-sex marriage and 42% did not.
A majority of Americans -- not just Democrats -- support legalizing marijuana. And according to Gallup, 73% of self-identified liberal Americans said it should be legal in their 2014 poll.
Clinton doesn't agree. The former secretary of state backed medical marijuana in a CNN town hall last year, but told Christiane Amanpour that she wants to "wait and see" how legalization goes in the states before making it a national decision.
Later in the year, Clinton labeled marijuana a "gateway drug" where there "can't be a total absence of law enforcement."
During her 2008 run, Clinton was for medical research into the benefits of marijuana, but not decriminalization.
"I think we should be doing medical research on this," Clinton said in October 2007. "We ought to find what are the elements that claim to be existing in marijuana that might help people who are suffering... I don't think we should decriminalize it."
This could present a problem for Clinton. Marijuana legalization provided some of the only wins for Democrats during the 2014 midterm elections and many in her party's base want to go big on the issue in 2016.
No other issue has loomed over the Clintons' relationship with liberals as much as trade has.
Much to the ire of labor leaders, former President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. Union members, though generally supportive of Clinton's presidency, see this as the moment when blue collar wages began to stagnate.
Clinton has been unclear on trade in the past. She supported NAFTA as first lady and wrote glowingly about it in her 2003 memoir "Living History."
But during her 2000 run for Senate and her 2008 run for president, Clinton began to sour on free trade and NAFTA.
"NAFTA and the way it's been implemented has hurt a lot of American workers," she said during a 2007 AFL-CIO forum. "Clearly we have to have a broad reform in how we approach trade."
Years after NAFTA, now liberals are activated by an even bigger trade deal in the works -- the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
As secretary of state, Clinton supported passage of trade pact as a tool for connecting the United States to developing nations like Vietnam. During a trip to Korea in 2011, she called for "as few barrier to trade and investment as possible."
Clinton, however, has seemingly backed away from those statements. On Friday, her spokesman put out a statement that took a wait-and-see approach on the deal, stating that Clinton will be waiting to see if the trade agreement passes a number of barriers free trade deals must meet.
Because God has CHOSEN me to be ALL KNOWING-ALL SEEING- ALL ENCOMPASSING of things NWO on this Earth, Only I, and I alone know who is best to Save -what is left of a Moral, decent, and Spiritually Awakened America. Just as NO ONE comes to God, but through Salvation and acceptance of Jesus Christ in there Soul. NO ONE COMES TO THE TRUTH (NWO TRUTH) BUT THROUGH ME!
And the next President of the United States of America is???...
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and the junior U.S. Senator from Texas. He is a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.
Cruz attended elementary and high school in and around Houston, graduated from Princeton University in 1992, and then from Harvard Law School in 1995. Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz was the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an associate deputy attorney general at the United States Department of Justice, and domestic policy advisor to President George W. Bush on the 2000 George W. Bush presidential campaign. He served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008, after being appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. He was the first Hispanic, and the longest-serving solicitor general in Texas history. Cruz was also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, from 2004 to 2009. While there, he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation.
For evangelical voters, Rafael Cruz may be Ted’s best apostle
Story by Jonathan Tilove
Title photo by Jay Paul/Bloomberg
Presentation by Doug Miller
July 31, 2015
Rafael Cruz, father to Ted, is writing a book.
It will be about how America was founded as a Christian nation. About how the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are the word of God. About how America lost its way a half century ago when the Supreme Court banned prayer in school and tossed the Bible from classrooms, ushering in an era of declining morals and rising crime.
About how churches, cowed by a misunderstanding of separation of church and state, and to their enduring moral shame, acquiesced. About how it’s time for pastors — and Christians generally – to assert their influence in every aspect of American life, in arts and entertainment, media, business and most especially government.
The book, to be published in December by conservative press WND Books, will bear a simple title: “A Time to Act.”
If that sounds familiar, it ought to. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s best-selling book, “A Time for Truth,” was published in June. Subtitled “Reigniting the Promise of America,” it provides the rationale for his candidacy for president.
Rafael Cruz’s book will echo as its strategic sequel, perfectly timed to boost his son’s standing with evangelical voters, especially in Iowa, on whose good graces his candidacy hinges.
And who better to write the sequel than Rafael Cruz, who, after all, is also author of the prequel – which, of course, is Ted Cruz himself – inscribing his son with a kind of fundamentalist faith in the Constitution as holy writ.
“There are many people that think, ‘Oh, the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence are secular documents.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. The Bible was the foundation of those documents,” Rafael Cruz said. “As a matter of fact, they cite the Bible more than anything else, and so Christianity was totally intertwined with the Revolutionary War.”
Here’s what Ted Cruz thinks about the Second Amendment in his own words. Watch:
OntheIssues.org has more on Ted Cruz’s positions on the 2nd Amendment:
Opposes unreasonable and burdensome gun restrictions
•Ted Cruz has led the way in defense of our right to keep and bear arms.
•Authored a brief on behalf of 31 states supporting the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms
•Argued against unreasonable and burdensome gun restrictions
•Honored by a 2008 resolution passed by the National Board of the NRA, thanking Ted for leading the States before the Supreme Court in the DC gun case, and noting that his “efforts made this victory for the American people possible.”
•Voted NO on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets.
•Opposes restricting the Second Amendment.
•Cruz opposes the CC Voters Guide question on the Second Amendment
•Opposes the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty.
Contrast Ted Cruz’s positions on the Second amendment with Hillary Clinton’s positions.
Ted Cruz’s Truth Bomb About Criminals Has Liberals ENRAGED
By Robert Gehl - 184 Comments · In US
When Sen. Ted Cruz declared that the majority of criminals are Democrats, it was a masterful stroke.
The media is going crazy over the declaration, claiming it’s outrageous.
On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Monday, Cruz said that the Planned Parenthood shooting has really displayed the ugly underbelly of the media.
You know, every time you have some sort of violent crime or mass killing, you can almost see the media salivating, hoping, hoping, desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican so they can use it to try to paint their political enemies.”
“Now listen, here’s the simple and undeniable fact. The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats,” insisted Cruz.
“The media doesn’t report that. What they report, and there’s a reason why the Democrats for years have been viewed as soft on crime because they go in and they appoint to the bench judges who release violent criminals, they go in and they do what Barack Obama tried to do, which is appoint a lawyer who voluntarily represented for free, a cop killer to a senior Justice Department position.”
The senator is backed by a Texas-heavy group of strategists known for conservative combat.
By Katie Glueck
| 04/20/15 06:37 PM EDT
Ted Cruz is running for president as an outsider, and his relatively lean campaign staff reflects that approach.
The Texas senator, who once played a pivotal role in shutting down the federal government, loves to rail against Washington, and his supporters have embraced the tagline “make D.C. listen.” Cruz was the first presidential contender out of the gates with an official announcement and did so with a core group of staffers that lacks bold-faced Beltway names. It’s largely a Texas-heavy group of strategists plus a handful of operatives with experience doing conservative combat. The Lone Star State Republican’s base begins with the conservative grassroots and with evangelical voters, and several on his team have experience wooing those worlds.
Here’s a look at the key players in Cruz’s political orbit:
• Chad Sweet is campaign chairman. Sweet is the co-founder of the security-focused Chertoff Group, a group he started with former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff after serving as his chief of staff.
• Jeff Roe is campaign manager. Roe is the founder of the Kansas City-based consulting group Axiom Strategies and has worked on a host of congressional races. He also worked for the presidential campaigns of Mike Huckabee in 2008, where he helped lead voter identification efforts, and Rick Perry in 2012, where he worked as a consultant. Sarah Hoeller, who works with Roe at Axiom Strategies, is director of operations.
• Jason Johnson is chief strategist. Johnson, a veteran Texas Republican consultant, spearheaded Cruz’s upstart Senate candidacy in 2011 and 2012, helping him defeat heavy favorite David Dewhurst, the then-lieutenant governor, for the GOP Senate nomination in the primary, before Cruz went on to win the seat. He’s a veteran of plenty of other campaigns in the Lone Star State, including now-Gov. Greg Abbott’s attorney general’s race in 2002 (he also served as Abbott’s chief of staff).
• Nick Muzin is a senior adviser. Muzin, who is also Cruz’s deputy chief of staff, has worked a number of places on the Hill, including for Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). That gives Cruz a South Carolina connection that will be useful to him during the primary. Muzin has also helped introduce Cruz to the Jewish Republican donor world.
• Chris Wilson is director of analytics and research. Wilson is an Oklahoma City-based Republican pollster and longtime strategic consultant who at one point served as the executive director of the Republican Party of Texas. His business partner, Chris Perkins, is also involved in Cruz’s effort.
• Jason Miller is senior communications adviser. He was the deputy communications director on former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign and has worked on House and Senate races for members including Rep. Darrell Issa of California and former Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. Miller is a partner and executive vice president at the conservative firm Jamestown Associates (which has had its share of clashes with GOP party committees).
• Willie Langston is finance chairman. He’s a prominent Houston businessman and Cruz donor who is chairman of the investment firm Avalon Advisors.
• Catherine Frazier is national press secretary. Frazier was most recently Cruz’s Senate spokeswoman, coming to the Texas senator after years with former Lone Star State Gov. Rick Perry, another possible 2016 contender. Frazier was also with Perry during his brief 2012 presidential bid.
• Rick Tyler is a national spokesman . Tyler, a longtime spokesman for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, joined Cruz’s political arm in February.
• Brian Phillips is rapid response director . He previously served as communications director for Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), another tea party darling who is perhaps Cruz’s closest ally in the Senate.
• Austen Furse is policy director. Furse is a Texas businessman and Cruz donor who was director of policy planning under President George H.W. Bush.
• Mark Campbell is political director. Campbell is a longtime GOP consultant who was political director for Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign and has worked on several other presidential campaigns, along with congressional races and for GOP party committees.
• Lauren L ofstrom is finance director. She was a fundraiser for Perry in 2012 and has also worked at the Republican Governors Association.
• Josh Perry is a digital strategist on the campaign, a position he also held in Cruz’s Senate office, where he often tweeted for Cruz and is a prolific Twitter user in his own right. He came up through the shop of Vincent Harris, an Austin, Texas-based digital consultant who helped shepherd Cruz into the spotlight before going to work for Rand Paul, another GOP contender.
• Victoria Coates is senior foreign policy adviser. She is Cruz’s national security adviser in the Senate, a high-profile role given Cruz’s focus on promoting a hawkish foreign policy. She has also advised Perry and served as an aide to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
IN THE STATES
• In Iowa, conservative operative Bryan English is leading the Cruz efforts. He is a former staffer for the hardline Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and has worked as an activist for socially conservative causes, such as opposing same-sex marriage. Jon McClellan, a Cruz regional political director based out of Houston, is also overseeing Iowa.
• New Hampshire political consultant Ethan Zorfas, who has worked in several different roles for Rep. Frank Guinta (R-N.H.), is steering the Cruz effort in the Granite State. David Sawyer, another Houston-based regional political director who has often traveled to Cruz’s political events over the past year, is also overseeing New Hampshire.
• In South Carolina, LaDonna Ryggs, an influential grassroots GOP activist from the conservative Upstate region, is spearheading Cruz’s Palmetto State effort.
Keep the Promise is the name shared by four super PACs, which reportedly have already raised at least $31 million for Cruz. Austin attorney Dathan Voelter is treasurer for three of them; Jacquelyn James of New York holds that title for a fourth. The very wealthy Mercer family of New York — Robert and Diana, and their daughter Rebekah — are reportedly backing one of the PACs. Stand for Principle, an Atlanta-based super PAC with ties to Cruz’s college friend, David Panton, and run by activist Maria Strollo Zack, is also backing Cruz. John Drogin, a former Cruz aide who was his 2012 campaign manager, is the executive director of Make D.C. Listen, another PAC backing Cruz and other candidates.
McConnell Capitulates To Cruz On Immigration
BY THOMAS MCARDLE
10/08/2015 09:27 AM ET
How many times have we been told that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, running for the GOP presidential nomination, is an ineffective "wacko bird,"in Arizona Sen. John McCain's insulting words?
Well, it now looks like he's ended up being very effective in getting the Senate to do something about illegal alien violent criminals.
The first piece of legislation the U.S. Senate will take up after its October recess will be a measure that includes Cruz-backed Kate's Law, imposing a mandatory five years in prison for deported aliens who re-enter America illegally.
It's named after Kate Steinle, slain on the San Francisco pier July 1 allegedly by Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, an illegal who had been deported five times.
Ted Cruz: ‘Republican Leadership Leads The Onslaught Attacking Conservatives’
by Katie McHugh28 Sep 2015
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed Republican leadership on Monday for slavishly serving the interests of major corporations — and worse, leading attacks from the Left on its conservative grassroots base.
The Democrats are “relentless” in pursuing their principles, Cruz said, which include ever-increasing government spending and unlimited abortion rights. They’re “willing to crawl over broken glass with a knife between their teeth to fight for their principles,” Cruz said.
Republican leadership “reflexively surrenders,” Cruz said. “President Obama simply has to utter the word shutdown and Republican leadership runs for the hills.”
Cruz explained three types of votes take place in the Senate: “show votes,” a limp-wristed attempt to placate voters by staging a pre-ordained surrender to Democrats; votes that simply grow government; “must-pass” votes that include continuing resolutions, appropriations bills, and debt ceiling raises.
'I just don't like that guy,' the former president tells donors.
By Eli Stokols
| 10/19/15 07:50 PM EDT
| Updated 10/19/15 11:24 PM EDT
Inside a sleek Denver condominium, George W. Bush let a hundred donors to his brother’s campaign in on a secret. Of all the rival Republican candidates, there is one who gets under the former president’s skin, whom he views as perhaps Jeb Bush’s most serious rival for the party’s nomination.
It isn’t Donald Trump, whose withering insults have sought to make Jeb pay a political price for his brother’s presidency. It isn’t Marco Rubio, Jeb’s former understudy who now poses a serious threat to his establishment support. It’s George W. Bush’s former employee — Ted Cruz.
“I just don’t like the guy,” Bush said Sunday night, according to conversations with more than half a dozen donors who attended the event.
One donor in the room said the former president had been offering mostly anodyne accounts of how the Bush family network views the current campaign and charming off-the-cuff jokes, until he launched into Cruz.
“I was like, ‘Holy sh-t, did he just say that?’” the donor said. “I remember looking around and seeing that other people were also looking around surprised.”
Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz record at conservative review
"If there’s anyone who should know the value of filing for bankruptcy, it’s Donald Trump. He should have known that the $13.4 billion government bailout of the auto industry just put off the inevitable while putting taxpayers at risk. Bailouts and nationalizing whole industries can cripple free markets and has hampered our economic recovery. We need our next president to understand that economic freedom leads to growth and prosperity for all, and that the government should never be in the business of picking winners and losers."
– Club for Growth President Chris Chocola
"If I follow your logic, Bill Gates ought to be president of the United States because he’s worth ten times what you are too, and yet when it comes to economics and government he’s an airhead just like you."
– Mark Levin in 2011 on Trump using his business background as a qualifier for his candidacy
Levin: Establishment Would Rather Lose Than Nominate a Conservative
By: CR Wire | December 12th, 2015
News broke yesterday of GOP establishment figures plotting to take over a brokered convention and nominate some alternative hand-picked candidate for president. Such a move by Republican leadership would destroy the party.
On his Friday night program, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin explained that the GOP establishment is perfectly comfortable doing that. They would rather let Hillary Clinton become president than suffer a constitutional conservative in office.
“The Republican establishment is about big government,” says Levin. “If they can’t nominate who they want, then fine…they want to control the republican apparatus.” And they’re willing to lose the election to remain in control.
Donald Trump talked politics with Bill Clinton weeks before launching 2016 bid
By Robert Costa and Anne Gearan August 5 Follow @costareports Follow @agearan
Former president Bill Clinton had a private telephone conversation in late spring with Donald Trump at the same time that the billionaire investor and reality-television star was nearing a decision to run for the White House, according to associates of both men.
Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape.
Clinton’s personal office in New York confirmed that the call occurred in late May, but an aide to Clinton said the 2016 race was never specifically discussed and that it was only a casual chat.
The talk with Clinton — the spouse of the Democratic presidential front-runner and one of his party’s preeminent political strategists — came just weeks before Trump jumped into the GOP race and surged to the front of the crowded Republican field.
The revelation of the call comes as many Republicans have begun criticizing Trump for his ties to Democrats, including past financial donations to the Clintons and their charitable foundation.
Updated 1:38 PM ET, Sun December 13, 2015 | Video Source: CNN
Washington (CNN)—Donald Trump says he has "far better judgment" than Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz after recordings revealed the Texas senator questioning the Republican front-runner on that subject.
"I was against going into Iraq," Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." "That's good judgment. I was for bombing (ISIS's) oil long before anyone else was talking about it. That's good judgment. I have great judgment. I would say I have far better judgment than Ted."
The unusually cordial relationship between two of the top contenders for the GOP nomination fractured late last week and appears to be entering a new phase.
Their sparring is likely to intensify given the results of the latest Des Moines Register/Bloomberg News poll Saturday showing Cruz surging ahead of Trump in Iowa, 31% to 21%. The two will face off Tuesday in Las Vegas at the next Republican presidential debate, sponsored by CNN.
"He's been so nice to me. I mean, I can say anything, and he said, 'I agree, I agree,'" Trump said. "But I think the time will come to an end pretty soon, it sounds like."
Fulfilling his prediction, Trump called Cruz "a little bit of a maniac" in a separate interview, aired on Fox News Sunday. He criticized Cruz's history of intra-party squabbles -- including calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, a liar.
"You look like the way he's dealt with the Senate, where he goes in there like -- frankly like a little bit of a maniac. You're never going to get things done that way," Trump said.
Last week, The New York Times released audio of Cruz speaking at a private fundraiser, where he questioned Trump and Ben Carson's judgment to lead America.
"You look at Paris, you look at San Bernardino, it's given a seriousness to this race," Cruz said. "People are looking for who is prepared to be a commander in chief. Who understands the threats we face. 'Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button?' Now that's a question of strength, but it's also a question of judgment. And I think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them."
Trump said his professional success proves that he has "great" judgment.
"My judgment is great. I built a multi-, multi-, multi-billion-dollar company. Some of the greatest assets in the world," he said. "Tremendously big, number one bestsellers, including "The Art of the Deal," which may be the best in terms of business books. Tremendous television show called the Apprentice that lasted 14 seasons, and by NBC came -- they would beg me to do it again, as you can imagine and I said no, and they are going to sign, they signed Arnold Schwarzenegger."
Trump also praised his "strong temperament."
"One of the things I have is really good judgment, and I think I have really great temperament," he said. "It's a strong temperament, but you know when they chop heads off of Christians in the Middle East, and other people also. When they chop off heads, and when they treat people the way -- we're like Medieval times. Having a strong temperament is good."
Trump told Tapper that voters should pick him over Cruz because he's "more capable" to lead the country and that he gets along with people "much better" than Cruz.
"I'm more capable. Because I have a much better temperament. Because I actually get along with people much better than he does," he said. "You know people don't know that about me -- I actually have a great relationship with people. In fact, I was criticized in the beginning because I get along with Democrats and liberals and Republicans, and conservatives -- I get along with everybody."
Cruz, on the other hand, does not get along with everybody, Trump said.
"No, I don't think he does, and I like him," he said.
Trump: GOP rivals ‘want to start WWIII over Syria,’ should let Russia fight Islamic State
By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, September 26, 2015
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump shared more of his views on foreign policy Friday, telling an audience in Oklahoma his 2016 rivals want to “start World War III over Syria” and suggesting the U.S. let Russia take up the fight against the Islamic State in the region.
“They want to start World War III over Syria. Give me a break,” Mr. Trump said at the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, The Hill reported.
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump shared more of his views on foreign policy Friday, telling an audience in Oklahoma his 2016 rivals want to “start World War III over Syria” and suggesting the U.S. let Russia take up the fight against the Islamic State in the region.
“They want to start World War III over Syria. Give me a break,” Mr. Trump said at the State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, The Hill reported.
Pat Buchanan: Are Japan and Israel fascistic for not allowing Muslim immigration?
Published: 3 days ago
Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions.
As all the old hate words – xenophobe, racist, bigot – have lost their electric charge from overuse, Trump was being called a fascist demagogue and compared to Hitler and Mussolini.
The establishment seemed to have become unhinged.
Why the hysteria? Comes the reply: Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration tramples all over “American values” and everything we stand for, including the Constitution.
But is this really true?
The Constitution protects freedom of religion for U.S. citizens. But citizens of foreign lands have no constitutional right to migrate. And federal law gives a president broad powers in deciding who comes and who does not, especially in wartime.
In 1924, Congress restricted immigration from Asia, reduced the numbers coming from southern and Central Europe, and produced a 40-year moratorium on most immigration into the United States.
Its authors and President Coolidge wanted ours to remain a nation whose primary religious and ethnic ties were to Europe, not Africa or Asia.
Under FDR, Truman and JFK, this was the law of the land.
Did this represent 40 years of fascism?
Why might Trump want a moratorium on Muslim immigration?
Reason 1: terrorism. The 9/11 terrorists were Muslim, as were the shoe and underwear bombers on those planes, the Fort Hood shooter, the Times Square bomber and the San Bernardino killers.
And as San Bernardino showed again, Islamist terrorists are exploiting our liberal immigration policies to come here and kill us.
Thus, a pause, a timeout on immigration from Muslim countries, until we fix the problem, would seem to be simple common sense.
Thanks to Trump, fringe news enters the mainstream
By Paul Farhi December 11 Follow @farhip
Alex Jones may be America’s most successful conspiracy theorist. On his website, Infowars.com, and his daily radio program heard on more than 100 stations nationwide, Jones regularly promotes a variety of *beyond-the- fringe ideas: alleged government conspiracies in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001; fluoride-in-the-water health scares; suspicions that the moon landings were faked; doubts about President Obama’s place of birth and birth certificate.
Jones, in short, may be Donald Trump’s kind of guy.
The ranting radio host and the leading Republican candidate shared a microphone, and some common ground, last week in what may have been a dubious first — the first time a leading presidential candidate has been interviewed by a media figure from the far extremes. “Your reputation is amazing,” Trump assured Jones, after Jones assured Trump that most of his listeners supported his candidacy. “I will not let you down.”
Trump finding common ground with Jones is in keeping with Trump’s own rocky relationship with facts and credible information during the campaign. Many of Trump’s more controversial assertions since he declared for president have come from the murky swamp of right-wing, libertarian and flat-out paranoid sources that have proliferated and thrived as the Internet and social media have grown.
“They are being ignored by large numbers of people who no longer see them as objective chroniclers of anything.” – Patrick Maines
10 Dec 2015 – Excerpts from an article by Patrick Maines.
Can there be any further doubt that we have now come to a time when the rightward half of the country perceives much of the mainstream media (the broadcast networks, big city newspapers, etc.) to be carriers of Democratic and/or left-leaning news and opinion?
The media deny this, but their denials — indeed, the very idea that the way to address this matter is to deny or contest it — change nothing. The bottom line is that perhaps one-half of the potential audience for these media outlets holds negative opinions about them.
This practice confounds most people's understanding of the marketing of mass products. Were millions of people, for example, to complain to automakers that the standard radios provided don't work well enough, the manufacturers would endeavor to fix it to the critics' satisfaction — not, as the media have done, simply deny that anything's wrong.
So that's an important difference between car companies and the legacy media, but what explains it, and what does the future hold for such media?
Exclusive — Donald Trump: Obama’s Trans-Pacific Free-Trade Deal Is ‘Insanity’
by Matthew Boyle9 Nov 2015Washington, DC
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump lambasted the permanent political class for supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News ahead of the next debate.
“The deal is insanity,” he said. “That deal should not be supported and it should not be allowed to happen.”
The 5,544-page deal is far too long to be understood, said Trump. “Nobody understands it,” he said. The “Obamatrade” deal is longer than Obamacare plus the 2013 amnesty bill, authored by 2016 candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
Donald Trump Releases America First Policy Statement On U.S. Trade Deals….
Posted on November 10, 2015 by sundance
The currently considered TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade deal has the potential to be the fulcrum under every plank in the 2016 presidential election. Many people view immigration as the #1 concern underlying further economic issues – however, few people recognize that immigration is actually part of the TPP construct.
Globalists, via Wall Street international financiers, are determined to get TPP passed into law. Few of the GOP candidates stand in the way; Donald Trump is the primary roadblock to the current globalist goals.
Di Leo: Trans Pacific Partnership: Change for the Sake of Change or Well-Disguised Destruction?
Monday, October 12, 2015
By John F. Di Leo -
The short version – the one we know from the mainstream media (MSM) – is as follows: The TPP is a terrific trade deal which would increase our economic activity on both sides of the Pacific, and which might be the greatest lasting victory of the Obama administration. It involves some unsavory compromises, but the benefits far outweigh them, if the administration is to be believed.
And that may be true. But it may also be very wrong. The fact is, the Trans Pacific Partnership is a massive agreement that changes the entire scope of international trade policy, and merits at least as much critical analysis as did NAFTA, which – if you recall – we spent virtually an entire year fighting over, back in the early 1990s.
If we accept it, this agreement will alter many of America’s approaches to international commerce, not just between these twelve countries, but worldwide. And it doesn’t just affect exporters and importers either; this program affects manufacturers with completely domestic clienteles, and likely does much more that nobody has even predicted.
To begin to analyze the TPP, we first have to consider how import/export business is done, how all other Free Trade Agreements (known as FTAs) operate, and what their real purpose is.
Donald Trumps plan to expel/and or exclude Muslims from America is proven Constitutional! and LEGAL!
8 U.S. Code § 1182 - Inadmissible aliens
Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
(a) Classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admission Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, aliens who are inadmissible under the following paragraphs are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible to be admitted to the United States:
(1) Health-related grounds
(A) In general Any alien—
(i) who is determined (in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services) to have a communicable disease of public health significance; 
(ii) except as provided in subparagraph (C), who seeks admission as an immigrant, or who seeks adjustment of status to the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and who has failed to present documentation of having received vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases, which shall include at least the following diseases: mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus and diphtheria toxoids, pertussis, influenza type B and hepatitis B, and any other vaccinations against vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices,
(iii) who is determined (in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in consultation with the Attorney General)—
(I) to have a physical or mental disorder and behavior associated with the disorder that may pose, or has posed, a threat to the property, safety, or welfare of the alien or others, or
(II) to have had a physical or mental disorder and a history of behavior associated with the disorder, which behavior has posed a threat to the property, safety, or welfare of the alien or others and which behavior is likely to recur or to lead to other harmful behavior, or
Scott Pelley interviews Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who lays out key policy details and reveals a major part of his tax proposal
The following script is from "Trump" which aired on September 27, 2015. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Robert Anderson and Aaron Weisz, producers.
Picture a bar graph that averages the best political polls. Donald Trump stands above the crowded skyline of Republican candidates like one of his boastful buildings. First in the nation, first in Iowa, first in New Hampshire, and first, for the last 11 weeks. Political architects are amazed because Trump rose on a shaky foundation, his "shoot from the lip" style managed to offend women, Latinos, and American POWs. Now, with summer over, and four months to Iowa, voters captivated by a larger-than-life personality begin to want the fine details. That's what we were looking for, this past Tuesday, when we met Trump, on top, in his Fifth Avenue penthouse in Manhattan. He surprised us with news about his tax plan.
Trump Just Announced His Gun Plan, And It Includes 3 Huge National Changes
"We need real solutions to address real problems. Not grandstanding or political agendas,"
Randy DeSotoSeptember 18, 2015 at 3:57pm
In his second policy position paper, presidential candidate Donald Trump called for an expansion of gun rights in America.
In the*document*published on his campaign website, Trump stated: “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear. The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed upon. Period.”*
By David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) • 10/17/15 12:01 AM
Donald Trump has said that as president he would get along with Vladimir Putin, and there's evidence that the Republican frontrunner's apparent fondness for the Russian strongman is being reciprocated.
Kremlin mouthpiece Konstantin Rykov said Wednesday in a Twitter post that Trump won the first Democratic presidential debate, held Tuesday in Las Vegas. In that tweet, Rykov linked to a Russian language, pro-Trump website with a Russian domain, www.Trump2016.ru, that he is likely behind. Until a few weeks ago, Rykov's Twitter home page featured Trump and his 2016 campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."
Western sources who monitor Russian politics told the Washington Examiner that Rykov is a propagandist arm of the Putin government machine. "Rykov is considered to be one of the leading pro-Kremlin bloggers in Russia," said Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia under President Obama who is now a senior fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution think tank. "As you can see from his Twitter feed, he is very active. And he loves Trump."
Donald Trump says Russia isn't to blame for MH17, despite evidence
By Tal Kopan and Jim Sciutto, CNN
Updated 12:21 PM ET, Thu October 15, 2015 | Video Source: CNN
Washington (CNN)—Donald Trump doesn't believe there is enough evidence to blame pro-Russian separatists for last year's downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine -- despite the fact that the U.S. intelligence community believes "with confidence" that pro-Russian separatists shot it down.
"That's a horrible thing that happened," he said. "It's disgusting and disgraceful but Putin and Russia say they didn't do it, the other side said they did, no one really knows who did it, probably Putin knows who did it. Possibly it was Russia but they are totally denying it."
Trump calls Roberts 'a disgrace,' shrugs off protests in South Carolina
By Dan Friedman • 12/12/15 3:01 PM
The Donald Trump show stopped Saturday in Aiken, S.C., where the Republican presidential hopeful called Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts "a disgrace" during a rare question and answer forum.
Trump drew cheers and encouragement from about 4,000 supporters who attended the event.
Asked who he would appoint to the high court, Trump ripped Roberts, who was nominated by former President George W. Bush. Roberts "let us down" by casting a decisive vote that left the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate in place, Trump said. Trump said Roberts sold out conservatives in a bid to win popularity from Washington insiders.
Trump: Rubio's 'pathetically weak' immigration stance 'ends his shot'
By Al Weaver (@alweaver22) • 11/17/15 12:55 PM
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continued his war of words with Sen. Marco Rubio Tuesday by going after his "pathetically weak" positions on immigration.
Trump, who made the comments to radio host Laura Ingraham, argued that Rubio's stance on the issue "ends his shot" at the GOP nomination, adding further that Rubio also doesn't have the "gravitas" to pull off a victory.
Donald Trump's Rise Sparks Widespread Angst Among Jewish Republicans
Josh Nathan-KazisSeptember 10, 2015
t a recent board meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, the big donors and high-powered operatives in the room went around the table to make sure they had someone supporting each potential Republican nominee.
Jeb Bush backers were easy to find. Supporters of Marco Rubio, too, were plentiful. Ted Cruz had friends there, as did Scott Walker, and even George Pataki and Lindsey Graham. The Republican Jewish elite have spread themselves wide across the GOP firmament.
Yet Donald Trump, who has topped 20% to lead all other Republicans in recent presidential primary polls, and who also leads the pack in both Iowa and New Hampshire, is a different story. An RJC member who was present at the board meeting said he could not recall if Trump had backers there. What is clear is that, despite his surge in the polls, the anti-immigration hard-liner has strikingly little support among prominent Republican Jewish donors, activists and consultants.
Many Republican Jewish leaders remain unwilling to speak about Trump. The RJC’s spokesman did not respond to a request to speak for this story; neither did former Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman, who is a member of the RJC’s board; former George W. Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer, also an RJC board member, or former Republican House majority leader Eric Cantor, who has been close to the group.
Jewish Republicans’ critiques of Trump, when they can be convinced to air them, fall into two categories. Most echo the concerns of the Republican establishment, deriding the real estate developer and former reality show star who is advocating selective tax increases on the wealthy as unserious. They worry that he will drive away nontraditional Republican voters. Others, however, have deeper concerns.
“There are a lot of folks who are, to be charitable, into white identity politics, and to be uncharitable are outright racists, who are supporting Trump,” said Nathan Wurtzel, a Republican political consultant and principal at The Catalyst Group, who is Jewish. “It’s very off-putting and disturbing.”
Trump’s pundit-defying rise has highlighted the distance between the Republican Party’s growing Jewish caucus and some parts of its base. That’s an unlikely role for Trump, who has perhaps the most personal ties to the Jewish community of any Republican candidate: His daughter Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism in 2009, and Trump has lived his life in the heavily Jewish milieu of upper-class Manhattan. “Not only does he have a daughter who is… Shabbat observant, but he’s also a brash, outspoken real estate magnate,” said Jeff Ballabon, a Jewish Republican activist. “In some sense he seems more like an insider than an outsider to our culture.”
Jewish Group Slams Donald Trump For Spreading Untrue 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
By: Jason Easley
Sunday, November, 22nd, 2015, 5:06 pm
The Anti-Defamation League is blasting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for reviving the racist and bigoted conspiracy theory that were people were cheering in the US when the Twin Towers fell.
Transcript of Trump claiming that he saw people cheering with his own eyes when the towers fell on 9/11:
STEPHANOPOULOS: You know, you made — you raised some eyebrows yesterday with comments you made at — at your latest rally — and I want to show them, relating to 9/11.
TRUMP: Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You know, the police say that didn’t happen and all those rumors have been on the Internet for some time.
Hillary Clinton plans to use executive orders as president to go around GOP Congress
By*Kelly Riddell*- The Washington Times
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Democratic front-runner*Hillary Clintonis pledging to use executive orders to increase her clout in the White House to work around*Congress*and force Republicans to respond to her agenda, a tactic frequently employed by President Obama that has angered his GOP critics.
On the campaign trail,*Mrs. Clinton*has said on three occasions so far that she would use executive actions to help execute her domestic policy agenda on issues such as gun control, ending corporate “inversion” deals and immigration, where she promises to unilaterally shield more people from deportation.
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Each year at this time, schoolchildren all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.
It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving's real meaning.
The official story has the Pilgrims boarding theMayflower, coming to America, and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620–21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them.
The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America.
The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hard-working or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves.
In his*History of Plymouth Plantation, the governor of the colony, William Bradford, reported that the colonists went hungry for years because they refused to work in the field. They preferred instead to steal food. He says the colony was riddled with "corruption," and with "confusion and discontent." The crops were small because "much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable."
In the harvest feasts of 1621 and 1622, "all had their hungry bellies filled," but only briefly. The prevailing condition during those years was not the abundance the official story claims, it was famine and death. The first "Thanksgiving" was not so much a celebration as it was the last meal of condemned men.
But in subsequent years something changes. The harvest of 1623 was different. Suddenly, "instead of famine now God gave them plenty," Bradford wrote, "and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God." Thereafter, he wrote, "any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day." In fact, in 1624, so much food was produced that the colonists were able to beginexporting corn.
What happened? After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, "they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop." They began to question their form of economic organization.
This had required that "all profits & benefits that are got by trade, traffic, trucking, working, fishing, or any other means" were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, "all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock." A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take only what he needed.
wanted to do last week was enjoy my vacation. Instead, I was assaulted by another breathtaking statement from the president of the United States, provided courtesy of an official White House press release. The occasion was a July 25 meeting between President Obama and the leader of communist Vietnam.Obama stated: “President Sang shared with me a copy of a letter sent by Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman. And we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.”
This, of course, is utter nonsense. Ho Chi Minh was a committed Marxist-Leninist revolutionary who cut his teeth at Moscow’s Lenin School. He became one of the Soviet Comintern’s most successful agents. Among the testimonies to his efforts are the countless boat people from Vietnam who now live in America (many of whom voted for Obama).
But not only is Obama’s statement nonsense; it’s also the product of communist propaganda.
In 2010, I published a book calledDupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century. There, I shared numerous lines cooked up by Communist Party USA (CPUSA) to dupe liberals. One of them was precisely the line Obama echoed on July 25. CPUSA and its mouthpieces regularly compared Ho Chi Minh to the American Founders, claiming he was fighting for the ideas not of the Bolshevik Revolution but of the American Revolution. This line was employed constantly, and it worked magically with wide-eyed liberals. In*Dupes, I gave several examples, including Dr. Benjamin Spock, a leftist dupe easily manipulated by American communists. To wit:
In 1968, Spock published an influential screed against the Vietnam War, titled simply,*Dr. Spock on Vietnam, and co-authored with Mitchell Zimmerman, a Princeton grad student and anti-war activist. They consistently referred to the Vietcong as “communist patriots,” literally akin to the American revolutionaries. “The Vietnamese people declared their independence from France,” the authors stated, “much as we declared our independence from England in 1776.” More so, “Their war of independence was fought by a united front of various political groups and was led by the communist patriot Ho Chi Minh…. Ho is sometimes called the George Washington of Vietnam.”
According to Spock’s book, these were glorious patriots in North Vietnam, not totalitarian Marxists. These (unelected) modern incarnations of Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin had earned the support of the population: “The motivation for revolution is the same today as it was in 1776: the desire for justice and a better life.”
Naturally, Dr. Spock’s book was a smash among “progressives.” Yet, the book had another unsuspecting audience, this one deep inside Vietnam. An eyewitness was Lt. Robert Frishman, a decorated POW held by the Vietcong for two years. Once released, Frishman testified to Congress about the propaganda that he and other POWs were fed. In addition to closing and ending each day to the radio sound of “Hanoi Hannah,” they were allowed certain limited reading, so long as it was in the form of anti-American indoctrination. Frishman told Congress: “Dr. Spock on Vietnam, I got to read that four or five times.”
So did untold numbers of American moms who had nursed and reared their babies according to earlier Spock books. Imagine them naively wondering why America was not fighting*with, rather than against, Ho Chi Minh and the communists.*Why would Uncle Sam be at war with George Washington?
One of those young moms might well have been Barack Obama’s leftist mother. She surely had that same view of Vietnam.
In addition to Obama’s mother, there was also Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, an actual member of Communist Party USA (card number 47544). This, too, is a subject I know well, having written a book on Davis,The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.
Davis did full-time propaganda work for the communist cause. I have a chapter documenting how Davis portrayed various global communist revolutionaries as reincarnates of the American Founders. Davis did this incessantly. Trying to quantify the exact number is impossible, but during a short window of 1949-50 alone, I counted seven examples of him in the*Honolulu Record*(the CPUSA Party-line publication in Hawaii) citing the “Founding Fathers,” primarily Thomas Jefferson and George Washington; one case of him pointing to the Declaration of Independence; two instances where he invoked the Declaration’s inalienable rights; over 30 references to “liberty” or “freedom;” and nearly 70 citations of the First Amendment, the Bill of Rights, or the words “Constitution,” “constitutional,” or “unconstitutional.”
For Davis, it was old hat to hitch his (red) star to the wagon of the American Founders. He did so in his kick-off column for the first edition of the*Chicago Star, the CPUSA publication for the Windy City, of which Davis was the founding editor-in-chief. In that July 6, 1946 piece, titled, “Those Radicals of ’76,” Davis insisted that he and his comrades were the true “spiritual descendants of … 1776.” Preaching an Obama-like mantra of “fundamental change,” Davis averred: “If history teaches us anything, it teaches that any fundamental change advancing society is spearheaded by strong radicals.” These were radicals, presumably, like Jefferson and Jay and Madison and Hamilton and … Lenin and Stalin. “So it was in 1776; so it is today,” summed up Davis. As “this nation’s forefathers in the 18th century” had done, it was time to “force into effect a modern Declaration of Independence.”
Alas, Frank Marshall Davis applied this angle to Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam. Like his cohorts at CPUSA, Davis had been way out in front on the Vietnam issue, urging America stay out and let these modernJeffersonians*pursue their “freedom and independence.” As early as an April 1954 column in the*Honolulu Record, Davis contended that Vietnam merely wanted “freedom and independence from the yoke of French imperialism,” but Washington was standing in the way. Why? According to the Party line pushed by Davis, it was because of capitalist greed and American economic exploitation: “Our leaders have decided that economic control of this area rich in natural resources must be maintained by what is called the ‘free world.’”
Davis first met a young Obama in the fall of 1970, the height of opposition to the Vietnam War. I have no Davis columns from the 1970s, as theRecord*was defunct, but he remained on the extreme left throughout the decade, throughout which he met with Obama.
Did Davis share any of his views on Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam with Obama? We don’t know. We can only speculate.
That said, I have an idea: Might someone somewhere in our illustrious media dare to ask our president, the leader of the free world, where he got his views on Ho and Vietnam? Some of us are interested.
Don’t hold your breath. Just like every instance of radicalism in Obama’s life, this one likewise is being ignored by the mainstream media. Yet another curious Obama-ism destined for the howling winds of Siberia.*
Bernie Sanders Releases Statement Blasting Campaign’s ‘Blackout’ in Corporate Media
by*Josh Feldman*| 8:11 pm, December 11th, 2015
The*Bernie Sanders*campaign released a statement earlier tonight targeting the “corporate” media for not giving Sanders the coverage he deserves.
A recent study*on media coverage of all the candidates found that not only is it dominated by*Donald Trump, but he himself is getting far more coverage than Sanders,*Hillary Clinton, and*Martin O’Malley*combined.
The study focuses on campaign coverage from the major nightly newscasts, and during this entire election season (up to the end of November), Trump has gotten 234 minutes on the nightly news, Clinton has gotten 113 minutes, and Sanders has only gotten 10 minutes.
That led the Sanders campaign to release a statement titled*“Why the Bernie Blackout on Corporate Network News?”
As lawmakers clash over refugees, Syrian immigration quietly tops 100,000 since 2012
By*Joseph J. Kolb
Published December 16, 2015
A proposal to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States has ignited a bitter debate in Washington, but more than 10 times that number of people from the embattled country have quietly come to America since 2012, according to figures obtained by FoxNews.com.
Some 102,313 Syrians were granted admission to the U.S. as legal permanent residents or through programs including work, study and tourist visas from 2012 through August of this year, a period which roughly coincides with the devastating civil war that still engulfs the Middle Eastern country. Experts say any fears that terrorists might infiltrate the proposed wave of refugees from United Nations-run camps should be dwarfed by the potential danger already here.
“The sheer number of people arriving on all kinds of visas and with green cards, and possibly U.S. citizenship, makes it impossible for our counterterrorism authorities to keep track of them all, much less prevent them from carrying out attacks or belatedly try to deport them,” said Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies.
Numbers obtained from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection show 60,010 Syrian visa holders have entered the U.S. since 2012, including 16,245 this year through August. Additional numbers provided by a Congressional source showed another 42,303 Syrians were granted citizenship or green cards during the same period.
"It is highly unlikely that the 102,313 Syrians who were admitted over the past three years were effectively vetted," said spokesman Ira Mehlman, of the Federation for American Immigration Reform. "Even in countries where we have a strong diplomatic presence, the sheer volume of background checks being carried out precludes the kind of thorough vetting that is necessary."
The Syrians being admitted are coming directly from their homeland, usually through the U.S. visa program, as opposed to the refugees President Obama is seeking to take in through U.N.-run refugee camps. Most have secured legal entry before they arrive.
"Refugees are part of the admitted category," said Jaime Ruiz, spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. "Their cases are approved prior to arriving into the U.S."
Those who escaped Syria’s grinding civil war, which has killed an estimated 300,000, and made it to the U.S. are more likely to be those with the money and means to access the U.S. immigration bureaucracy, say experts. But even that system is susceptible to fraud.
For most Jews, the junior senator from Texas' hardline anti-abortion, anti-immigration, anti-gay marriage and anti-Muslim views are repellent
If senators got report cards the way children do in school, Ted Cruz’s would say “does not play well with others” every time.
He’s been called the Senate’s “most reviled member,” and that’s just among his fellow Republicans.
But the junior senator from Texas seems to like it that way. His failures inside the Beltway are successes outside, where he points to them to show he is the only one standing up to what he likes to call the “Washington cartel.”
The more Washington hates him the more those who hate Washington love him. That’s his operating assumption, and it’s finally beginning to show up in poll numbers. He catapulted to the lead in Iowa this week less than 50 days before the state’s caucuses.
His surge is attributed to the collapse of Ben Carson, an Evangelical favorite who was embarrassingly out of his league when the debate turned to national security and foreign policy, and a lot of time spent courting the state’s religious Right.
Cruz’s campaign strategy is tailored for a state like Iowa with its large and influential base of Evangelical and conservative Republican voters. It will be the key to winning the Iowa Caucus February 1 and early southern primaries in states with a strong Evangelical and conservative presence.
His message may appeal to a disaffected element of the party’s base but it is unlikely to go over well with non-Orthodox Jewish Republicans and independent voters.
Cruz has spent a lot of time courting Orthodox and very conservative Jews, and it appears to be paying off, but they are a minority of a minority.
For most Jews, his hardline anti-abortion, anti-immigration, anti-gay marriage and anti-Muslim views are repellent.
Cruz has suggested that if elected his interpretation of the Bible would take precedence over the Constitution or anything the Supreme Court says.
Cruz seems to go out of his way to antagonize people ,particularly his fellow Republicans. He has called his party leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) a liar, and former President George W.
Bush, in whose administration he served, said, “I just don’t like that guy.” And it had nothing to do with running against brother Jeb.
A growing number of political pros and observers in both parties see Cruz as the most likely to dump Trump and become the GOP nominee – something that has the party establishment worried. That is pushing the party leaders toward Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been focusing most of his fire and ire at his colleague from Texas lately.
Both men are 44, sons of Cuban immigrants, serving their first term and elected as Tea Party favorites and have very similar views on domestic and social issues.
By style and design, Cruz has positioned himself so far to the right that Rubio comes off looking – unfairly – like a moderate.
The party establishment, never enamored of Cruz, is looking at Rubio as its candidate unless one of the also-rans makes a sudden dash for the roses.
Cruz tries to paint Rubio as a liberal who supports the Clinton-Obama foreign policy and is too anxious to start another war, while Rubio calls Cruz an isolationist who is weak on national security.
The choice between Cruz and Rubio seems to have split the GOP’s wealthiest Jewish power couple. The word from Republican sources is that billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who spent upwards of $100 million in the 2012 campaign, is impressed with the young Floridian, who has been calling him frequently to kibbitz about issues.
Dr. Miriam Adelson is reportedly impressed by Cruz’s hardline pro-Israel rhetoric.
The selection – possibly a split decision – could be made in Las Vegas this week following Tuesday’s GOP presidential debate at Adelson’s’ Venetian Casino Hotel.
Hillary Clinton has no record to run on. Family income is lower and the world is more dangerous.*Donald Trump*nailed it when he told Chris Wallace, "Hillary calls me 'dangerous'? She's killed hundreds of thousands of people with her stupidity." Trump was referring to the Obama administration's campaign to overthrow Arab dictators like Libya's Qaddafi and Egypt's Mubarak, which contributed to the chaos in the Middle East after the so-called "Arab Spring." Marco Rubio can't attack Hillary's disastrous foreign policy record because--asTed Cruz*observes--Rubio supported all the same stupid policies. Picture a Cruz-Clinton presidential debate: Cruz denounces Hillary's incompetence in promoting chaos in the Middle East. Hillary remonstrates, "But most Republicans supported me!" Cruz counters: "That's right--I'm running against you*andagainst the Establishment in my own party." Game, set, match.
Here's a word of consolation for my neocon friends: It's not personal, just business. I'm a neocon too, an ex-lefty who went rightward with Reagan and carried my spear in the final phase*of the Cold War. I was chief economist at Jude Wanniski's supply-side consulting firm Polyconomics, which is as neocon as you can get, and I give the neocons*all the credit for Reaganomics. I've published inCommentary Magazine*and Irving Kristol'sPublic Interest.**I traveled the world promoting the Reagan model between 1988 and 1993--Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, and most of all Russia--and learned firsthand how Quixotic was the conceit that our model*could be exported.
Every ideology has a use-by date and you're long past yours. Henry Kissinger did great*service to this country by opening relations to China, a necessary if not sufficient condition for winning the Cold War. But Kissinger couldn't see past the dull calculus of detente, while Reagan foresaw unconditional American victory over Communism--and without you neocons, he never could have done it. You made a Gargantuan error, though, when you assumed that the Reagan Revolution could be exported to the Middle East, Russia and China, and you misplayed the strongest hand that any world power ever held. America went from only-hyperpower status when George W. Bush took office to a playing second fiddle to Vladimir Putin*today. No-one wants to hear your claim that*we really won in Iraq in 2008 and lost it all because Obama wouldn't leave a few divisions there. And when the "Arab Spring" came along, you mistook*the oncoming express for the light at the end of the tunnel. You and the Obama crowd played "Dumb and Dumber." You both bought into the idea that Muslim democracy would arise from Islamist opposition to the old dictatorships.
LISTEN: LEVIN ASKS NEO-CONS - WHEN DON'T WE SEND TROOPS?
By:*CR Wire*| December 17th, 2015
As the attacks from Marco Rubio's neo-con allies on Ted Cruz pile up, calling Ted Cruz an isolationist, Conservative Review Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin has had enough. *He went on offense, and went through the absurdity of the neo-con position on foreign policy as espoused by Bill Kristol, Stephen Hayes, and Marco Rubio.* He simply asked, "when don't we send troops?" *He added, "I just need to know." Levin gave a history lesson on what the difference between a Reaganesque foreign policy and the interventionist policies of the neo-cons. *He showed how the neo-cons favorite philosopher Edmund Burke, was against the very foreign policy they are espousing in his name. *Levin reminded the Kristol, Hayes, and Rubio that Burke was pro-American revolution but anti-French revolution.
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany is dating a Democrat who likes Hillary Clinton and lives in $2M NYC apartment owned by his mega rich real estate lawyer father who has known the GOP candidate for years
By Louise Boyle For Dailymail.com19:19 16 Dec 2015, updated 20:37 16 Dec 2015
Donald Trump Is Not Just A Clown, He’s A Liberal Anti-Gun Clown
JUNE 17, 2015
The big joke Tuesday was that comb-over reality TV star Donald Trump announced that he’s running for president in 2016 as a Republican. As if it isn’t funny enough that he’s given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation, he also said he wants Oprah Winfrey as his VP. And just in case you aren’t convinced of his conservative credentials, it turns out he’s left quite a liberal footprint of anti-gun, pro-abortion, redistribution of wealth, Obam-esque socialism.
Back in 2000 The Don was flirting with running for president as a Reform Party candidate. To get people jazzed about voting for the world’s biggest jackass, he published a book called*The America We Deserve, which laid out his positions on a variety of subjects.
Here’s what he wrote*about gun control:
It’s often argued that the American murder rate is high because guns are more available here than in other countries. After a tragedy like the massacre at Columbine High School, anyone could feel that it is too easy for Americans to get their hands on weapons. But nobody has a good solution. This is another issue where you see the extremes of the two existing major parties. Democrats want to confiscate all guns, which is a dumb idea because only the law-abiding citizens would turn in their guns and the bad guys would be the only ones left armed. The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions. I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun. With today’s Internet technology we should be able to tell within seventy-two hours if a potential gun owner has a record.
Dr. Harold Bornstein: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Published*2:28 pm EST, December 14, 2015*4 CommentsBy*Tom Cleary*
Donald Trump’s personal physician*has released a letter*on the health of the Republican presidential frontrunner.
“Over the past 39 years, I am pleased to report that Mr. Trump has had no significant medical problems,” Dr. Harold Bornstein wrote in the letter. “Mr. Trump has had a recent complete medical examination that showed only positive results.”
Trump pledged earlier this month that hewould release his medical records, showing “perfection.”
We've gone from a Christian nation to a nation where Christianity is criminalized. A few years ago, evil & immorality were seen as destructive, but today evil is called good and good is called evil. How has our nation changed so dramatically?*David Kupelian,V.P. of*World Net Daily*and author of*The Snapping of the American Mind,*says we are in a spiritual war, where words have been changed to mean the exact opposite. The words*Socialism and Marxism*have been re-defined. Tolerance means*intolerance of Christians. The horror of abortion is simply a woman's choice. How can we heal our nation?
Side B: 12/12/2015
Calling Good Evil and Evil Good part 2
Although America has liberated communist nations, now the Socialists and Marxists have waged war on capitalism and Christianity. Consider the dramatic changes! Christianity is criminalized while same sex marriage is legalized! Obamacare is destroying healthcare, and our nation is being bankrupted by an invasion of illegals. It's as if America has had*a revolution.*David Kupelian*of*World Net Daily*and author ofThe Snapping of the American Mind,*says universities indoctrinate students to hate their own country and capitalism. The sinister over-drugging of 4 to 5 million mostly boys, who are labeled ADHD.
How So-Called ‘Equality Act’ Threatens Religious Freedom
Ryan T. Anderson /*@ryantand*/*July 23, 2015*/*285 comments
Politico is*reporting*that the so-called “Equality Act” will be introduced today in Congress. The bill is the brainchild of the Human Rights Campaign—an influential, sophisticated and lavishly funded LGBT activist organization.
The “Equality Act” is a misnomer. The bill does not protect equality before the law, but unnecessarily and unjustly violates freedom by creating special privileges based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This proposed legislation would add “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) to more or less every federal law that protects on the basis of race. It goes well beyond the*Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)—which would have added SOGI only to employment law.
ENDA, which was first introduced in Congress in 1994, has been defeated each and every Congress. When it was first introduced, ENDA included only “sexual orientation,” but in 2007 “gender identity” was added to the bill. Thankfully, ENDA has never been made law.
Nevertheless, having expanded the bill from including sexual orientation to also including gender identity,*activists have also extended this misguided policy*well beyond employment—to “credit, education, employment, federal funding, housing, jury service and public accommodations.” These SOGI laws must be resisted, as I explain in chapter six of my new book, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom.”
The*Advocate reports*that the “Equality Act’s” special privileges would apply to “public accommodations, public education, employment, housing, federal funding, jury service, legal protections, and credit. The bill would also clarify that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act cannot be used to defend” people who believe that marriage is the union of man and woman. That’s right: the bill says that religious freedom needs to take a back seat to special SOGI protections.
The Advocate also reports that the “Equality Act” would require that “sex-segregated facilities must admit individuals in accordance to their gender identity.” That’s right: the bill would require biological males who identify as women to be able to use women’s bathrooms and locker rooms.
‘I Didn’t Look and I Didn’t Care’: Satanic Temple Leader Blogs Her Thanksgiving Day Abortion
By*Heather Clark*on*December 16, 201516 Comments
DETROIT, Mich. —*The leader of the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple recently blogged about her medical abortion, which she carried out on Thanksgiving Day.
“I had a Thanksgiving abortion,” wrote Jex Blackmore on her blog “UnMother.” “This was good because I don’t care much for the holiday and was provided ample time off from life to recover.”
Blackmore began blogging in mid-November, stating that*she didn’t believe it was the “right time” to have a child.
“The pro-creator of this little lump lives in the middle of the desert 1,700 miles away from here, and I am one million miles away in my own head,” she wrote. “On the verge of World War Three, the deification of Kim Davis and President Trump, this is not American soup for future family.”
The Satanic Temple leader shared about the various steps that she took to obtain the abortion, including visiting the abortion facility for an examination and pills that would end her child’s life. She expressed her objection to Michigan’s 42-hour waiting period and its requirement that women obtain information about fetal development and abortion.
Blackmore took her abortion pill on Thanksgiving Day and settled in to watch the 1988 science fiction horror film “They Live.” She later blogged about the intense pain, bleeding and nausea that she experienced for approximately seven hours until her deceased child fell out of her body.
“Something took hold of my abdomen and began to ring it out. I woke up covered in sweat and blurry-eyed. I vomited,” Blackmore recalled. “Then I was taken over by electric, resonant throbbing. I didn’t feel prepared. I expected waves of pain, but this was relentless.”
You won’t believe what the number one killer of black Americans is.
It isn’t heart disease, it isn’t cancer, it isn’t homicide and it isn’t motor vehicle accidents.
In fact, the number one killer of black Americans is abortion.
Despite a lack of reporting by California, New Hampshire and Maryland, a total of 730,322 abortions were reported to the CDC in 2011, the most recently published reporting year.
405,994 of these reported abortions included cross-classified race/ethnicity data for 2011, of which 146,856 were reported to be black American abortions, equaling about 36 percent of the total number of abortions with reported race statistics.
Miley Cyrus Wears Prosthetic Penis & Bares Breast In Shocking Concert Outfit
Fri, November 20, 2015 8:17am EST by*Alyssa Norwin60 Comments1,071,823 Article Views
We’ve grown to expect Miley Cyrus to be half naked most of the time, but this takes things to a whole new level! During the opening night of her new tour, the singer showed off her boobs and even rocked a prosthetic penis while performing. Oh boy…
Those who attended*Miley Cyrus’*concert on Nov. 19 got*quite*a show. Stripping down is nothing new for the singer and she’s clearly content with*really*going there on her ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’ tour — these photos from the opening night are insane. Check ’em out here!
From her crazy*VMA*outfits, we knew Miley would be rockin’ some shocking costumes for this tour, but this is even crazier than we thought. In one look, she wears a strappy one-piece suit…with absolutely nothing underneath. So yeah, her*breasts are totally hanging out*(or are those fake? It’s hard to tell!) and in full view! But the look gets even crazier with the addition of a giant prosthetic penis and a messy lavender wig. Honestly, the most coverage from this outfit comes from her thigh-high silver boots.
Just when man thought he was smarter than God by inventing condoms, God looks down and creates a new biblical*plague worse than the HIV Virus and AIDS. Welcome to*Papilloma.
Years ago, the only*Papilloma*I knew was a Greek old time song I listened to when I lived in Israel. But today,*Papilloma*is a deadly virus that no matter what condom one uses it will not prevent from catching the sexually transmitted disease which predominately infects the LGBT community. God from above made it that not only intercourse spreads this disease (since man thought he was smart by inventing a condom), but regardless if these sexually diviant reprobates use*condoms, they still get the disease through genital skin to skin contact causing the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) to spread to new people making the LGBT’s ubiquitous condom rendered completely obsolete.
There is no escape from God. Even the best experts tell us that HPV is the main cause for some serious genital warts while they still promote the “condom”:
“Risk factors for genital warts are similar to other sexually transmitted diseases: sexually active young people with multiple partners, lack of*circumcision, lack of condom use, homosexuals.”
Today anal HPV is widespread which*no “safe sex” education can prevent. Sure, one should*still carry an umbrella even though the sky is hailing fire and brimstone.
While there is no need to show a ‘before’ photo,*here is an ‘after’ (excuse us for doing this for medical reasons) to show what to expect*when you listen to the promoters that one*“must experiment” with*some*homosexuality:
Sexual Revolutionaries Target Cal State Professor for Defending Families
Posted by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE on Wednesday Nov 11th, 2015 at 1:22 PM
COMMENTARY: A tenured professor of English is threatened with dismissal because he challenged one of the sexual revolution’s core assumptions.
Robert Oscar Lopez, a tenured English professor at California State University-Northridge, is on the verge of being suspended without pay, ostensibly due to a conference he organized a year ago. In fact, I believe this is not the real reason why this man of Puerto Rican and Philippine heritage, who knows six modern languages as well as Latin and Greek, is being hounded out of his job.
Lopez’s parents divorced when he was a toddler. His mother formed an intimate relationship with another woman. His father disappeared from his life for a long time. Lopez believes that these events were traumatic for him, and he has been outspoken in saying so. His countercultural views are an embarrassment to the Sexual Revolutionary Establishment at his university and beyond. They believe he must be silenced. Getting him fired is one step toward that end.
I was one of the presenters at the conference in question, “Bonds That Matter.” And, unbeknownst to me, I was one of the sources of controversy in Lopez’s interaction with the Cal State administration.
Lopez invited me to present at the conference on the topic of divorce. I was eager to be part of the event, as my organization, the*Ruth Institute, agrees with his general perspective: that it is unjust to deprive a child of a relationship with his or her parents without good reason. Millions of children have their relationship with a parent damaged by parental divorce.
SPREAD THIS: Is Your Hometown on Obama’s “Secret List” for Importing Muslims? [FULL LIST]
Since 1992, the U.S. government has beenimporting something*quite unusual into strategic cities around America at a rate of 50,000 to 100,000 units per year without the expressed knowledge or consent of the people living in those cities.
Muslim “refugees,” as they have been so termed, have been flocking to our country in droves, all*under the radar*without going through the proper national security screening procedures.
What’s more, the U.S. State Department has made a “secret list” of 190 cities that have been selected to absorb all these immigrants.
Wouldn’t you like to know if your hometown is one of the cities selected as*a dumping sitefor Muslim refugees?
According to the Pew Research Center, “the estimated number of new Muslim immigrants varies from year to year but generally has been on the rise, going from roughly 50,000 in 1992 to 100,000 in 2012. Since 2008, the estimated number of Muslims becoming U.S. permanent residents has remained at or above the 100,000 level each year.
“Between 1992 and 2012, a total of about 1.7 million Muslims entered the U.S. as legal permanent residents. That constitutes a large portion of the overall U.S. Muslim population (estimated at 2.75 million as of 2011).”
Omnibus Increases Number of Unskilled Guest Workers
Omnibus Increases Number of Unskilled Guest Workers
The Associated Press
by*CAROLINE MAY16 Dec 20152,166
The year-end spending deal unveiled early Wednesday morning includes a provision that would increase the number of guest worker visas available to unskilled foreign nationals seeking employment in the U.S
Congress Votes To Fund Nearly 300,000 Visas For Muslim Migrants In One Year
by*JULIA HAHN18 Dec 2015Washington D.C.
The*House passed*Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)$1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, negotiated with*Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) A*majority of House Republicans voted for the measure, which fully funds Obama’s refugee resettlement operation, all Mideast immigration programs, Sanctuary Cities, Obama’s*continued executive amnesty for DREAMers, and the resettlement of illegal aliens within the U.S.*interior.
December 17, 2015 - 06:23 PM ESTCruz a 'hell no' on spending bill
What we’ve seen in Congress today is profoundly disappointing. This spending bill does not honor the promises we made to the men and women who elected us. It funds Obamacare. It funds Planned Parenthood. It funds executive amnesty. It fails to protect our national security and stop Syrian refugees from coming to this country. It fails to do anything to stop the Iranian Nuclear Deal. And what does it do? It jacks up yet more low-skilled immigration, which will only drag down wages, kill American jobs, and hurt working men and women.
This bill is the big-government agenda of Democrats that effectively forfeits our massive Republican victories of 2014 and cements Obama’s priorities for nearly the full remainder of his term. This is the Washington Cartel in action, and it’s precisely why the American people from coast-to-coast are so volcanically frustrated.
Globalist George Soros Fears Nationalist Donald Trump…
Evidence of the political pendulum swinging back to favor nationalists can be found amid the panic of globalists like George Soros.* The godfather, and primary financier, of current global liberalism haspenned an op-ed*in the Guardian trying to convince Americans to vote against our own best interests.
Soros is the most famous totalitarian globalist in the last two decades.* Darth Soros despises freedom, hates individual liberty, and absolutely abhors the U.S. Constitution.
Soros views candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as members of a nationalist rebel alliance who must be stopped at all costs.
… […] As 2016 gets underway, we must reaffirm our commitment to*the principles of open society*and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and*Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.**~ George Soros
Organized Jewish Community Almost Unanimously Condemns American Hero Donald Trump
December 17, 2015*Realist Report 23 comments
The various organizations and institutions comprising the organized Jewish community will at times disagree on certain public policy and religious and/or cultural issues. However, on critical issues pertaining to the overall agenda of the international Jewish community – namely, the cultural perversion and destruction of Western civilization, the promotion of “diversity” and massive Third World immigration to the West, and*White genocide*generally – organized Jewry will come together and stand united. There are many examples I could cite.
For instance, the organized Jewish community almost*unanimously supported the proposed invasion of Syria just over a year ago, a topic Dr. Kevin MacDonald highlighted and discussed in*an important article.*The Jewish Daily Forward*has published rather revealing articles documenting*the overwhelming Jewish support for both homosexual rights and gay “marriage”*as well as*amnesty for illegal aliens*occupying and parasitizing off of the American taxpayer, subjects*I have written about in the past. More recently, I have*highlighted and exposedthe organized Jewish community’sdemand that America and Europe accept an unlimited number*of Middle Eastern “refugees”*(read:*invaders)*into their countries. On all of these critical issues, the Jews stand together united and determined.
The*Jewish Telegraph Agencyrecently provided us with yet another example of the organized Jewish community standing united on a key issue: the condemnation of American hero and leading GOP presidential contender Donald Trump.
The terrorists and demagogues want us to be scared. We mustn’t give inGeorge Soros
It’s not easy to resist the threats and the hysteria that surround us, but we must do, as fear is the greatest danger to open society
Open societies are always endangered. This is especially true of America and Europe today, as a result of the*terrorist attacks in Paris*and elsewhere, and the way that America and Europe, particularly France, have reacted to them.
Jihadi terrorist groups such as*Islamic Stateand al-Qaida have discovered the achilles heel of our western societies: the fear of death. Through horrific attacks and macabre videos, the publicists of Isis magnify this fear, leading otherwise sensible people in hitherto open societies to abandon their reason.
Scientists have discovered that emotion is an essential component of human reasoning. That discovery explains why jihadi terrorism poses such a potent threat to our societies: the fear of death leads us and our leaders to think – and then behave – irrationally.
Science merely confirms what experience has long shown: when we are afraid for our lives, emotions take hold of our thoughts and actions, and we find it difficult to make rational judgments. Fear activates an older, more primitive part of the brain than that which formulates and sustains the abstract values and principles of open society.
The open society is thus always at risk from the threat posed by our response to fear. A generation that has inherited an open society from its parents will not understand what is required to maintain it until it has been tested and learns to keep fear from corrupting reason. Jihadi terrorism is only the latest example. The fear of nuclear war tested the last generation, and the fear of communism and fascism tested my generation.
The jihadi terrorists’ ultimate goal is to convince Muslim youth worldwide that there is no alternative to terrorism. And terrorist attacks are the way to achieve that goal, because the fear of death will awaken and magnify the latent anti-Muslim sentiments in Europe and America, inducing the non-Muslim population to treat all Muslims as potential attackers.
And that is exactly what is happening. Thehysterical anti-Muslim reaction to terrorismis generating fear and resentment among Muslims living in Europe and America. The older generation reacts with fear, the younger one with resentment; the result is a breeding ground for potential terrorists. This is a mutually reinforcing, reflexive process.
The hysterical anti-Muslim reaction to terrorism is generating fear and resentment among Muslims in Europe and America
How can it be stopped and reversed? Abandoning the values and principles underlying open societies and giving in to an anti-Muslim impulse dictated by fear certainly is not the answer, though it may be difficult to resist the temptation. I experienced this personally when I watched the last*Republican presidential debate; I could stop myself only by remembering that it must be irrational to follow the wishes of your enemies.
Forbes: GOP Support of Israel Responsible for Christian Persecution in Middle East
by*THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.26 Dec 2015
Despite much hand-wringing byRepublican*leadership, the GOP is actually complicit in the persecution of Christians in the Middle East because of its vocal support for Israel, argues Doug Bandow in a*Forbesessay*Saturday.
Bandow rightly notes that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today and are “harassed and harmed in more than 100 countries.” Christians, he writes, “are particularly vulnerable to government abuse, especially in Muslim-majority states.” Yet Bandow takes issue with*Sen. Marco Rubio's(R-FL)Christmas Eve article denouncing attacks on Christian communities, contending that the GOP, rather than the Obama administration (or the Islamist radicals themselves), is*to*blame for Christian persecution.
The policies implemented by the Republican party “have hurt and will continue to hurt Christians around the world,” Bandow writes. Particularly odious, he declares, is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, “who actively aids Israeli settlers in the West Bank, harming Christian and Muslim Palestinians alike.”
neoconservative luminary Francis Fukuyama of Stanford (formerly of Johns Hopkins) compares the neoconservative movement to Leninism. Neoconservatism, according to Fukuyama, is the reincarnation to some extent of both Leninism and Bolshevism.
Fukuyama’s observation makes sense when even Irving Kristol, who founded the movement, proudly admitted that the “honor I most prized was the fact that I was a member in good standing of the [Trotskyist] Young People’s Socialist League (Fourth International).”
And this neoconservative movement, as Jewish writer Sidney Blumenthal has shown, found its political and intellectual ideology “in the disputatious heritage of the Talmud.”
Even after the birth of the neoconservative movement, many of its members such as Stephen Schwartz of theWeekly Standard*and Joan Wohlstetter of the RAND Corporation still had a burning thirst for Lev Davidovich Bronstein, known as Leon Trotsky.
In that sense, the neoconservative persuasion is a subversive movement which started out in the 1920s and 30s. Legal scholar Michael Lind pointed out some years ago that,
“Most neoconservative defense intellectuals have their roots on the left, not the right. They are products of the influential Jewish-American sector of the Trotskyist movement of the 1930s and 1940s, which morphed into anti-communist liberalism between the 1950s and 1970s and finally into a kind of militaristic and imperial right with no precedents in American culture or political history.”
This was the case*for Kristol, who bragged about how his Jewish intellectual comrades such as Nathan Glazer of Harvard, Philip Selznick of Berkley, Peter Rossi of Johns Hopkins, Merroe Berger of Princeton, I. Milton Sacks of Brandeis, and Seymour Melman of Columbia were not only Trotskyists but were “unquestionably the most feverishly articulate” in indoctrinating students into their*Weltanschauung.
EXCLUSIVE: Some Jersey City Muslims did celebrate 9/11, cop and residents say
By*Mark Mueller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com*
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on December 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM, updated*December 22, 2015 at 9:27 PM
In the weeks since Donald Trump ignited a firestorm by claiming*"thousands and thousands" of Muslims in Jersey City*cheered the fall of the twin towers on 9/11, elected officials, religious leaders and a former state attorney general denied the existence of celebrations in the city that day.*
Media outlets, after scouring archived news stories and video footage, could not find verified accounts of Jersey City Muslims rejoicing.
ALERT: Trump Posts Christmas Message to Supporters, Muslims Reply With TERRIFYING Declaration
Republican front-runner Donald*Trump posted his Christmas message*on several social media sites this week, simply stating, “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We are, together, going to*make America great again. I love you all, Donald J. Trump.”
The response he received almost immediately following the posting of this message, however, was probably not what he was expecting.
Instead of well wishes sent in return, dozens of Muslims commented “Allah Akbar” and “Hail Allah.” Other*comments and replies included a few that said “I will bomb you,” hundreds of “racist!” declarations, and at least one instance of “I hope you choke on your Christmas food.”
Dec 19, 2015, 5:14 PM ET
Christmas appears to have come early for Presidential candidate*Donald Trump*as he basked in the praise received from Russian President*Vladimir Putin*while on the campaign trail in Iowa Saturday.
"Russia's got plenty of problems. But I'll tell you what, if Putin likes me and he thinks I'm a good, smart person, that's a good thing. Not a bad thing," Trump said.
Acknowledging that Trump's GOP rivals didn't exactly think an endorsement from Putin was something to gloat about, the billionaire businessman told the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, crowd in his best*Jeb Bush*voice "Putin called him brilliant, that's not good."
Accusing Bush and others of wanting to ignite "World War III," Trump pondered what it would be like if Russia and the U.S. could "knock out an enemy together."
"This would be a great start if you think about it. The money we spend on fighting everybody," Trump told his Christmas themed rally.
Weighing in on Saturday night's Democraticpresidential debate, Trump called*Hillary Clinton*"a snake" and*Bernie Sanders*a "poor guy ... gave this whole thing away," referring to the first debate when Sanders said, "Enough with the damn emails," and said he would not criticize Clinton about her controversial use of a private server while she was secretary of state.
A publicly available Web server has exposed more than 191 million US voter records.
If you have voted in a US election recently, there's a good chance your personal information is included in a trove of voter data found on a publicly available Web server.
A misconfigured database has exposed the personal information on more than 191 million US voter records, according to Chris Vickery, a security researcher who made the discovery and*shared his findings with Databreaches.net*for a story published Monday. The database contains information required for voter registration -- including names, home addresses, date of birth and home phone numbers -- as well as voting history since 2000.
Photos show Trump in military garb before dodging draft
GINGER ADAMS OTIS, REUVEN BLAU, NANCY DILLON NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: 07/21/2015 10:56 AM ET
Donald Trump — once a smiling teenage cadet at a military academy — dodged the Vietnam War with student deferments and a boo-boo on his foot, records show.
Trump, a gifted athlete and decorated cadet at New York Military Academy in upstate Cornwall in the 1960s, sidestepped the draft with four deferments and a medical disqualification for bone spurs in his foot.
One Trump expert said he believes the GOP candidate “skated.”
“I doubt it was a serious medical issue,” Trump biographer Wayne Barrett, author of “Trump: The Deals and the Downfall,” told the Daily News Monday.
“Up to that time, he was an active athlete. It was bulls--t,” Barrett told The News. “I never heard of any foot problem other than them being well-placed in his mouth,” the biographer said.
Barrett said Trump likely got special treatment as a young man with money and influential family connections.
“It appears he was actively looking for some justification to evade it,” Barrett said of the draft.
“There’s no question it fit a pattern of avoidance that was commonplace in his generation. You cut a corner, maybe got somebody to write a letter or interpret results of an Army physical in a way that was beneficial to you,” he said.
Trump’s draft avoidance is back on the front lines after the bloviating billionaire dissed Arizona Sen. John McCain on Saturday, saying there was nothing heroic about the Navy pilot spending time in a North Vietnamese POW camp.
While McCain was nearly killed serving his country, Trump once got a medal as a cadet for being neat and orderly.
On Sunday, Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” that he’d opposed the Vietnam War — and declined to apologize to McCain.
Trump's campaign defended his military time Monday, saying in a statement he had "a minor medical deferment for bone spurs on both heels of his feet."
The deferment was supposed to be short-term, so Trump entered a draft and got the number 356 out of 365, the campaign said. His high number never got picked.
"Although he was not a fan of the Vietnam War, yet another disaster for our country, had his draft number been selected he would have proudly served and he is tremendously grateful to all those who did," the campaign said.
Trump topped the GOP field in a new Washington Post-ABC News national poll released Monday, grabbing 24% of likely Republican voters compared with 13% for Scott Walker and 12% for Jeb Bush.
In high school photos obtained by The News, Trump is seen with medals pinned to his uniform and posing as a star athlete on several teams, seemingly a hero in the making.
Ironically, the draft dodger performed so well in the military environment — with its early morning reveille, daily inspections, drills and taps — he was ranked third among his fellow cadets, a former classmate told The News.
“He was quite mature and driven,” classmate George Beuttell said Monday. “He was elected ladies’ man his senior year.”
Trump: I could 'shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters'
By*Jeremy Diamond, CNN
Updated 12:03 PM ET, Sun January 24, 2016
Sioux Center, Iowa (CNN)Donald Trump boasted Saturday that support for his presidential campaign would not decline even if he shot someone in the middle of a crowded street.
"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," Trump said at a campaign rally here.
After the event, Trump declined to answer when asked by CNN to clarify his comments.
The GOP front-runner has repeatedly pointed to the loyalty of his supporters, many of whom tell reporters and pollsters that almost nothing could make them change their mind about voting for Trump in the presidential race.
Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson has a long history of outrageously racist tweets
BETHANIA PALMA MARKUS
23 JAN 2016 AT 23:11 ET
Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson has a long history of outrageously racist tweets
BETHANIA PALMA MARKUS
23 JAN 2016 AT 23:11 ET
The Twitter feed of GOP front runner Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, reveals a lot of questionable material, according to*Mediaite.
The tweets go back years, but their content*may come as no surprise, considering Pierson has defending*Trump’s proposed ban of Muslim people*from entering the United States*by saying, “So what, they’re Muslim.”
During the 2012 election, in which Republican Mitt Romney faced off against an incumbent President Barack Obama, Pierson tweeted that both men were not “pure bred.
She also tweeted that the choice for president that year was between a “Mormon or Jihadi.” Many on the right have accused Obama of secretly being a Muslim.
After wearing a necklace*made of bullets*on CNN in December, Pierson said she’d wear a fetus next time.
Donald Trump: Al Sharpton loves me because I get him
January 25, 2016
*Donald Trump: Al Sharpton loves me because I get him
Here’s a tweet that may come back to haunt Donald Trump. Back in 2014, Trump tweeted about how he and Al Sharpton are BFFs. The Donald ‘gets’ Al Sharpton but others don’t. Meaning Trump gets the race hustling, riot instigating Al Sharpton while us peasants don’t. Unless this was a ploy to woo the black vote, being friends with the likes of Al Sharpton is nothing to be bragging about. The Donald should know this.
Trump on God: 'I don't like to have to ask for forgiveness'
Maxwell Tani*Jan. 17, 2016, 2:49 PM*27,50514
After months of reflection, Donald Trump says he still doesn't regret*his decision not to ask God for forgiveness for his sins.
In an interview on Sunday with CNN, the Republican presidential frontrunner*said that he does not regret*never asking God for forgiveness, partially because he says he doesn't*have much to apologize for.
"I have great relationship with God. I have great relationship with the Evangelicals,"*Trump said in the interview*before pivoting to*his poll numbers among Evangelical voters.
"I like to be good. I don't like to have to ask for forgiveness. And I am good. I don't do a lot of things that are bad. I try to do nothing that is bad."
Trump was responding to a question from moderator Jake Tapper, who said that a Trump rival — who many*suspect is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) — conducted a telephone survey testing several lines of attack, including a jab questioning the reality-television star's religious convictions.
"He shouldn't be doing that," Trump said of the Cruz campaign's potential survey questions. "Very unethical."
Late last year, Trump told Republican pollster and focus-group guru Frank Luntz that when the real-estate mogul*has done something wrong, he tries to correct his error without getting God involved.
"I am not sure I have," Trump said when asked if he'd ever asked God for forgiveness. "I just go on and try to do a better job from there. I don't think so," he said. "I think if I do something wrong, I think, I just try and make it right. I don't bring God into that picture. I don't."
This week, Senator*Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has bashed Trump for insufficient conservatism. He explained, “Donald’s record does not match what he says as a candidate.” Cruz isn’t the only one. Last month, Rush Limbaugh said that Trump’s attacks on Cruz reflected the fact that he was not a “genuine conservative.” Mark Levin said in 2011, “Trump is NOT the real deal… He is not a conservative. He was happy to donate to Schumer, Weiner & Emanuel campaigns last year. He was pro-choice recently and now claims to be pro-life. He sounds more and more like Ross Perot.” Andrew Breitbart said at the time, “Of course he’s not a conservative. He was for*Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)before he was against Nancy Pelosi.”
I don’t believe Trump is a conservative either; I’ve said that repeatedly. Full disclosure: I’ve also said that I would vote for Ted Cruz if the primaries took place today. I’ve also said that Trump channels conservative anger against the establishment brilliantly, and that he has become a vessel for much-needed conversations on immigration.
With all that said, it’s worthwhile exploring Trump’s worldview. To do that, we must separate two elements of that worldview: his current positions, and his historic positions. The first goes to supposed conservatism, and the second goes to credibility – even if he says he’s conservative today, should you believe him?
We’ll go through the issues here (thanks toConservative Review*for a handy guide to Trump’s positions as well). We report, you decide:
Immigration.*After a career of flip-flopping on immigration (he ripped Mitt Romney in 2012 for being too harsh on illegal immigration and in 2013 said he hired illegals at his*golf courses), Trump has famously taken the most right-wing position on illegal immigration in this race. I wrote about it when Trump*released it on his website. Trump wants a wall, shutting down remittances garnered from illegal wages, and foreign aid cuts. He wants strong deportation policies and an end to birthright citizenship. Because many Republicans feel that the immigration issue is the prerequisite for any continuation of a small government republic, Trump has made hay on this issue.
Meanwhile, Trump flipped on Muslim refugees. Originally he said the U.S. would have to take in Syrian refugees; then he said he would take in no Muslim immigrants at all. That position has proved surprisingly durable with the conservative electorate
He seems to come to terms with the possibility of a setback.
12/29/15 10:39 PM EST
Updated12/29/15 11:18 PM EST
Donald Trump seemed to come to terms Tuesday with an unfamiliar prospect: He might lose in Iowa, the first state to weigh in on the Republican presidential nominating contest.
At a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Trump ran through a list of polls showing him leading the Republican race nationally and also in the Hawkeye State, which holds caucuses on Feb. 1. But he also noted that a handful of polls have shown him "very close" in the state, presumably trailing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has begun a steady surge there.
Donald Trump seemed to come to terms Tuesday with an unfamiliar prospect: He might lose in Iowa, the first state to weigh in on the Republican presidential nominating contest.
At a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Trump ran through a list of polls showing him leading the Republican race nationally and also in the Hawkeye State, which holds caucuses on Feb. 1. But he also noted that a handful of polls have shown him "very close" in the state, presumably trailing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has begun a steady surge there.
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"If I come in second by 2 points, they'll say 'Ooh, this is a terrible defeat,'" he said, referring to media and pundit pronouncements. "It's not terrible."
It seemed like a classic case of expectations-setting common to presidential campaigns, but rarely seen from Trump, who has consistently led both in national and early-state polls. He heaped praise on Iowa's first-in-the-nation status and warned of political plots to bump Iowa "to the back of the pack" in future primary seasons. He said that if he wins, he'd ensure that Iowa remains the first state to hold a nominating contest.
It comes as he foreshadows a sustained ad blitz — at least*$2 million a week*— in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. He also told Iowa rally-goers to expect him to be there so often "You're going to get so sick of me."
"I really want to win Iowa," he said, adding, "We're going to give it our best."
How Political Party Convention Delegates are Chosen-And the Role the Delegates Play
By*Robert Longley, US Government*Expert
Updated*December 19, 2015.
In the summer of every*presidential*election year, political parties in the United States typically conduct national conventions to choose their presidential candidates. At the conventions, the presidential candidates are selected by groups of delegates from each state. After a series of speeches and demonstrations in support of each candidate, the delegates begin to vote, state-by-state, for the candidate of their choice.
The first candidate to receive a preset majority number of delegate votes becomes the party's presidential candidate. The candidate selected to run for president then selects a vice presidential candidate.
Delegates to the national conventions are selected at the state level, according to rules and formulas determined by each political party's state committee. While these rules and formulas can change from state-to-state and from year-to-year, there remain two methods by which the states choose their delegates to the national conventions: the caucus and the primary.
In states holding them,*presidential primary elections*are open to all*registered voters. Just like in general elections, voting is done through a secret ballot. Voters may choose from among all registered candidates and write ins are counted. There are two types of primaries, closed and open. In a closed primary, voters may vote only in the primary of the political party in which they registered. For example, a voter who registered as a Republican can only vote in the Republican primary.
The Official Guide to the 2016 Republican Nominating Process
TEAM GOP*CONVENTION*- October 8, 2015
A Note from RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:*
Following the 2012 presidential election, we recognized the need to avoid a drawn out primary process and together have worked to change our primary calendar to shorten the process and accommodate an earlier convention.
I’m incredibly pleased with the progress we’ve made to improve our Republican primary process.*Our party is headed into the presidential election cycle stronger than ever, and we look forward to supporting our future Republican nominee as we work to take back the White House in 2016.
The nominee will be chosen by primary voters and delegates, as allotted by state parties and RNC rules. Recently,*state parties submitted their delegate selection and allocation plans for the 2016 Republican presidential nominating process.
Here's what you need to know:*
How Many Delegates Does Each State Get?
Each state’s delegate allotment is set by national party rules and includes at-large delegates, congressional district delegates, and national party representatives. Apart from the states, the District of Columbia and the five territories are awarded a specified number of at-large delegates.
What Are the Different Kinds of Delegates?
There are three types of delegates: At-Large Delegates (AL), Congressional District Delegates (CD), and Republican National Committee Members.
At-Large Delegates*(AL)*are statewide delegates who are residents of that state and are selected at large. Each state receives 10 AL delegates plus additional AL delegates based on the state’s past Republican electoral successes.
(10 delegates + bonus)*Congressional District (CD)*Delegates must be residents of and selected by the congressional district they represent. Each state gets three CD delegates per district.
(3 delegates per district)RNC Members*are automatically national convention delegates and include the state’s national committeeman, national committeewoman, and state chair.
How Are Delegates Allocated Among Candidates?
Each state assigns its delegates according to its own rules in consultation with the RNC and according to its location in the primary calendar. There are three main allocation methods:
Proportional*methods divide the state’s delegates based on results of their primary vote. Most proportional states have a threshold percentage that a candidate must reach to be eligible for delegates.
Proportional states may also award their delegates on a winner-take-all basis for candidates who receive more than 50% of the vote.*
*All States with votes between March 1 and March 14 must have proportional allocation.Winner-Take-All*method awards all of the state’s delegates to the candidate that wins the highest percentage of the state’s votes.
*States are permitted to award their delegates based on winner-take-all after March 14.Hybrid states*award delegates based on a combination of methods.
*States are permitted to award their delegates based on winner-take-all after March 14.
After arrogantly denying any wrong doing for months and months, Hillary has been coached to come clean, with added tears for sympathy. That’s an oxymoron. I can’t imagine Hillary ever having shed a real tear her entire life! Not the type. We’ve gone from complete adamant ‘I have done nothing wrong’ to complete whimpering ‘I take full responsibility for wrong doing’. And it just sits wrong.
Why would she cry? Because she got caught? Because she couldn’t pretend she was innocent? Because she is losing? Or because she hates admitting mistakes and especially hates making an apology because it goes against every fiber every grain of her psyche.
And now, she looks like she is groveling for support. I imagine her camp finally told her that she had no other option and she fought them like the banshee she is until the shadows pulled doorknob from the door and said either she apologizes or her money and backing will be on the other side of the door.
Donald Trump Twice Dumped Republican Party -Candidate has not always been GOP enrollee
AUGUST 6--With Donald Trump headlining tonight’s first Republican presidential debate, perhaps the purported billionaire will be asked to explain his fluctuating voter history,*which includes him twice dumping the GOP and spending most of the 2000s as a registered Democrat.
As previously detailed in these pages, the 69-year-old Trump has shown little loyalty to the party whose nomination he now appears to be seeking.
Trump’s campaign manager: If Fox won’t remove Megyn Kelly as moderator, maybe we’ll hold our own townhall on Thursday night
Allahpundit, Jan 25, 2016
Lewandowski’s bluffing, just as Trump bluffed before the September debate in*implying*that he might not participate unless CNN devoted the proceeds to veterans groups. Stirring a little extra controversy is all part of Trump’s regular debate pre-game. And there’s not a ghost of a chance that Roger Ailes will meet his demand: Not only would he look weak in caving, he would humiliate the network’s new biggest star in doing so. If Fox wants to keep Kelly away from network news, agreeing with Trump that she’s tainted by bias and needs to be kicked off the panel would be the worst thing they could do. Besides, half the reason to watch this freak show is because it’s the first time she and Trump will be face to face since the unpleasantness of the August debate. Who knows what holes he’ll accuse her of bleeding out of this time?
January 27, 2016 - 07:29 AM ESTTrump escalates Megyn Kelly feud with 'bimbo' tweet
Donald Trump wasted no time Wednesday morning fanning the flames of his newly reignited feud with Fox News star Megyn Kelly.
"I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct,” the Republican presidential front-runner said in an early morning tweet. "Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!”
So, Big Government and the Open-Borders Lobby’s best friend,*Sen. Orrin Hatch*(R-Utah), took to*CNN*today to trash GOP presidential candidate*Ted Cruz:
"I think we'll lose if he's our nominee," said Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate.
"There's a lot of people who don't feel he can appeal to people across the board," Hatch said. "For us to win, we have to appeal the moderates and independents. We can't just act like that only one point of view is the only way to go. That's where Ted is going to have some trouble."
Let me be polite here: Go blow it out your ear, Sen. Hack. Er, Hatch.
I’ll say it*again: Seven-term incumbent Hatch embodies*everything that’s wrong*with the GOP brand. He’s a mascot for the Big Government Republican parade and masquerade of career politicians who stand for nothing and roll over for everything.
D.C.’s GOP establishment can’t stand the idea of a conservative presidential candidate who would actually pay more than election-year lip service to conservative principles. That’s why so many entrenched GOP Senators are pulling out all the stops to trash their colleague. Sen. Cruz is a stiff antidote to the Beltway-itis that has metastasized in the GOP halls of power.
Hours After Trump Dropped Out of Fox News Debate, These Comments He Made in 2011 Surfaced
Jan. 27, 2016 2:06am Oliver Darcy
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump once complimented Fox News host Megyn Kelly for her performance moderating a GOP debate in 2011.
Trump spoke to Kelly in 2011 about his frustration with candidates refusing to participate in a debate he was set to host with NewsMax. The businessman implied the Republican candidates declining invitations to attend his debate lacked “courage.”
He then heaped praise on Kelly.
“Do you really think you’re a better moderator than I am?” Kelly asked.
“No,” Trump promptly replied. “I could never beat you. That wouldn’t even be close. That would be no contest.”
The billionaire added, “You have done a great job, by the way. And I mean it.”
Trump’s 2011 comments surfaced on the Internet late Tuesday after his*campaign announced*he would not participate in Fox News’ Thursday debate.*At a news conference, Trump said his decision was in part influenced by the network’s refusal to remove Kelly as a moderator.