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Surprise! Top Obama Aid Thinks They’ve Had No Scandals

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David AxelrodDavid Axelrod, former top advisor to President Obama, made a revelatory comment on his book tour this week. In an appearance at the University of Chicago, touting his political autobiography, Axelrod said, “I’m proud of the fact that basically you’ve had an administration that has been in place for six years in which there hasn’t been a major scandal. I think that says a lot about the ethical strictures of this administration.”

Perhaps most surprising, Axelrod made the statement with a straight face. The only logical explanation for such a statement is that either he’s oblivious to what the administration has done over the past six years, or he’s completely detached from reality. At the very least, he clearly could have a promising future as an actor.

Equally alarming is the context within which Axelrod made the remark. He was responding to a question from an audience member on why Obama broke his promised ban on lobbyists in the White House. Axelrod replied that he didn’t “think that’s true.”

irs-tea-party-cartoon-mckeeLobbying scholar, Conor McGrath, has documented how inaccurate Axelrod’s perception is. In the latest issue of the Journal of Public Affairs, McGrath said, “President Obama’s public rhetoric on contact with lobbyists does not always accord with his private actions.” You’ll recall that on his first day in office Obama ostentatiously signed an Executive Order banning former lobbyists from working in his administration. That makes it even more difficult to disavow the reality that they hired 119 former lobbyists, including 60 in senior administration posts, according to McGrath.

hqdefaultSince Mr. Axelrod seems to be oblivious to the administration’s failure in regard to hiring lobbyists, he’s certainly left the door open to erroneous perceptions with regard to administration scandals, as well. So let’s take a look at some of the scandals that have not taken place over the past six years, per the former advisor.

Things like the IRS being used as a political enforcement arm of the administration in targeting opposition groups and taxpayers. And how about the three-fer of refusing to provide adequate protection of our ambassador to Libya, blaming his murder on a video that no one in Libya had seen before then, and then covering up everything from the State Department to the Pentagon and the White House to prevent the truth from being revealed.

Clearly Axelrod doesn’t think Obamacare’s a scandal, but there are a great number of Americans who believe differently. What else can it be called when a president promises our health insurance would drop by $2,400 and we could all keep the policies that we like, but then prices rise by an average of 78% in four years, and tens of millions of Americans lost that insurance they were promised they could keep? In a normal person’s lexicon, that would be considered scandalous, especially since it was all obviously based on a lie.

polcartoon_obama_greenAnd let’s not forget Axelrod’s “non-scandal” of dozens of our veterans losing their lives, and tens of thousands of them being deprived requisite healthcare because of internal politics within the Veteran’s Administration. When policies lead to one unnecessary and innocent death, isn’t that scandalous? So why is it not when it leads to over 40 deaths?

In banana republics, politicians giving money to their political cronies, and vice versa, is considered graft and corruption. This administration has proven one of two things: either the U.S. is now a banana republic, or such graft and corruption is now acceptable in the most powerful republic in the world. How else can we classify the billions of “stimulus” dollars that went to administration friends at Solyndra, NextEra, Ener1, Solar Trust, and dozens of other well-connected companies, which all subsequently went bankrupt?

103026_600Typically, when a government illegally (according to its own laws) operates a gun-running operation, putting guns purposefully into the hands of drug cartels and their goons, leading to the deaths of government law enforcement agents, it would be considered a scandal. Perhaps Mr. Axelrod just thinks that the DOJ’s “Fast and Furious” operation was just business as usual.

We could go on and on, including the EPA’s collusion with the green lobby, the 25 documented unconstitutional actions of the administration after taking an oath to uphold it, the massive debt and deficit spending that threatens our economic stability, and the Bowe Bergdahl fiasco of trading five of the most hardened jihadists for an army deserter. And then, in the case of the latter, having the temerity to claim the “Taliban is an armed insurgency; ISIL is a terrorist group. So we don’t make concessions to terrorist groups.”

I’m sure that a major component to Axelrod’s ignorance of administration scandals is the fact that the mainstream media has virtually ignored all of them. To a media that has ignored the myriad of administration scandals, failures, lies, and incompetency, if they don’t report them, the scandals apparently never occurred. Kind of like the old philosophical question of a tree falling in a forest; if there’s no one to hear it, does it make any noise? To the media, if they don’t report it, it didn’t happen, and the administration affirms the nonevent.

Then again, perhaps it’s just a characteristic of sycophancy. If Axelrod denies the scandals occurred, they didn’t. For perception rarely approximates reality in a sycophant’s mind. Such detachment from reality may be laudable in Hollywood, but certainly not in the top echelons of government.

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

Like Obamacare? You’ll Love what New FCC Rules will do to the Internet

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Like a cancerous growth spreading throughout an otherwise healthy body, government overreach, regulation, and control of every aspect of our free-market system continues to expand, infesting and damaging economic activity one organ, or industry, at a time. The Internet, that bastion of freedom and entrepreneurship, is about to become the government’s newest victim.

fcc-chief-on-net-neutrality-trust-meFederal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Tom Wheeler, an Obama appointee, is presenting the president’s “net neutrality” plan for the commission’s vote in two weeks. As promoted publicly by the administration, even on the White House website, the concept sounds meritoriously egalitarian, preventing internet providers from doling out more bandwidth to some paying customers, like Netflix, than others. But it’s clearly designed to facilitate much more.

The administration’s plan calls for reclassification of the Internet, in toto, as a Title II telecommunications service. Such a designation would allow the government to regulate the Internet based on the Communications Act of 1934, just like the telephone industry.

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai holding new Net Neutrality rules.

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai holding new Net Neutrality rules.

The 332 page proposal has not yet been made public, though the recommendations are widely known. The “net neutrality” proposal wording was enough for one FCC commissioner to conduct a news conference this week to warn the public of the “secret plan to regulate the Internet.” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai said the plan was even “worse than I imagined,” and will invariably lead to “rate regulation and taxes.”

The full report and recommendation will not be released to the public until after the FCC approves it at their Feb. 26th meeting. FCC Chairman Wheeler must subscribe to the Nancy Pelosi regulatory and legislative mantra, that it has to be passed so we can know what’s in it. Yet another administration slap in the face of “transparency.”

As reported in National Journal, commissioner Pai acknowledged that the actual regulations take up just eight pages of the document. Another 79 pages are citations of the Communications Act, which will also dictate the practices of broadband providers. The rest of the document is a summary of public feedback and reasoning for the FCC’s decision, which Pai said is “sprinkled” with unofficial rules.

87293_600According to Pai, about the worst part of the proposal is exercising FCC dominion based on Title II. By implementing “net neutrality” under Title II, regardless of the prima facie reason for the new order, the FCC is “giving itself the authority to determine whether a variety of practices—including prices—are ‘just and reasonable.’” In other words, it’s the camel nose in the tent door metaphor. Pretty soon the camel (government regulators) occupies the tent and the providers are out on their ears.

The evidence seems to be on Pai’s side. He explains specifically, “The plan repeatedly states that the FCC will apply sections 201 and 202 of the Communications Act, including their rate regulation provisions, to determine whether prices charged by broadband providers are ‘unjust or unreasonable.'”

Commissioner Pai cautioned that not only does the proposal “open the door to billions of dollars in new taxes on broadband,” but that with the Title II reclassification, technically the government could exercise control over content, as well.

net-neutrality-comic-3Current broadband consumption illustrates how ludicrous the proposal is. According to Sandvine data, “in home data consumption is approximately 150 to 200 times greater than mobile consumption. Google (including YouTube) and Netflix account for 45% of fixed broadband traffic. iTunes, Facebook, Amazon and Hulu account for 6% in aggregate. Google and Facebook account for 42% of mobile data. Netflix, Pandora and iTunes take an additional 14%.”

According to the new rules, broadband usage must be shared equally, without allowing providers the ability to adjust for consumption and demand, and other factors. So if you think you’re sick of seeing the spinning “buffering” wheel when watching video online, you “ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” Welcome to the world of net neutrality, a euphemism for broadband socialism – everyone gets their “fair share.”

These are the reasons John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems, said, “To go back to a 1950s voice mentality with Title II and net neutrality would be a tremendous mistake for our country… this is a very bad decision. I think the whole country has to rally [against it]. This will cost the country jobs and economic leadership.”

The first step of governmental encroachment into an area of the private sector is always the most crucial. For once the proverbial foot is in the door, they just keep pushing and shoving until the door is clear off the hinges, and they control the industry. We’ve seen it time and time again, from banking, telephony, energy, manufacturing, and most recently, health care insurance. The promises are always minimalist, yet the eventuality always exceeds even extreme expectations. Consequently control increases, costs of production and services increase, and those costs are passed from companies in the private sector down to consumers. And the process always seems most costly and punitive to the middle and lower classes.

156139_600Ronald Reagan explained this governmental cycle years ago. “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Except in the case of “net neutrality,” they’re regulating it first, and then will come the taxation, the fees, and perhaps even control over accessibility and content.

We’ve seen just recently how governmental control over private sector services changes an industry dramatically, a la Obamacare. It appears we’re about to see “Obamacare” for the Internet, if the FCC rules go into effect. But don’t worry, they promise us that everything will be just fine. If you like your broadband, you can keep it. That sounds eerily familiar.

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

Obama: Europe Just Isn’t Being Nice Enough to Muslims.. or something

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AFP is reporting that President Obama’s plan to reduce Islamic terrorism in Europe is for Europe to be nicer to the Islamic population as a whole.

Shake your head, bang your forehead on the keyboard, beat your head against a wall or just yell at the sky – your President is following in the footsteps of the appeasers of generations past.

Supposedly educated and intelligent, the American President is suggesting that Europe would have fewer Islamic attacks if they would just be nicer to them:

The US leader said the 2013 Boston marathon bombing showed that the United States was not entirely safe from Islamic militant cells, but suggested that it had had more success than others in integrating minorities.

Naive as usual, the American President ignores obvious facts. The EU is MUCH closer to Islamic nations than the U.S. and has even friendlier immigration laws. Perhaps being friendly has done the opposite of what Mr. Obama suggests.

Being nicer to enemies is something Europeans remember with disdain. Appeasing Hitler was a gigantic historical mistake that cost millions their lives. The fact that Obama is suggesting the same strategy with an even more dangerous enemy is frightening.

Sen. Boxer to Call it Quits as Senate Goes Republican

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800px-Barbara_Boxer_2005Famed anti-gun and far-left extreme Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has decided that this term in the Senate will be her last.

In an interview with Hillary Clinton’s nephew, Zachary Rodham, Sen. Boxer says, “Zach, I am never going to retire. The work is too important. But I will not be running for the Senate in 2016,” Boxer said. “I have to make sure the Senate seat stays progressive. That is so critical. And I want to help our Democratic candidate for president make history.”

After decades of illogical attacks on the second amendment, Sen. Boxer is out of Congress, but intends to continue her relentless progressive attacks on the freedom and security of Americans.

FBN’s Melissa Francis Was Silenced For Telling the Truth About Obamacare

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 During her Fox Business Network (FBN) show on Friday afternoon, Melissa Francis told viewers that she “was silenced” by executives at CNBC when worked there after she criticized ObamaCare on-air and told viewers that the “math of ObamaCare simply didn’t work.”

Speaking in regards to what ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber said about relying on the “stupidity” of voter and the need for lying to get the law passed, Francis opined that while: “It is shocking, but it actually doesn’t surprise me because when I was at CNBC, I pointed out to my viewers that the math of ObamaCare simply didn’t work. Not the politics by the way, just the basic math and when I did that, I was silenced.” [MP3 audio here; Video below]

Francis then immediately expanded on her story and held nothing back, including being called into speak with CNBC management:

I said on the air that you couldn’t add millions of people to the system and force insurance companies to cover their preexisting conditions without raising the price on everyone else. I pointed out that it couldn’t possible be true that if you liked your plan, you can keep it. That was a lie, and in fact, millions of people had their insurance cancelled. As a result of what I said at CNBC, I was called into management where I was told that I was “disrespecting the office of the President” by telling what turned out to be the absolute truth. 

Turning her attention to her current employer, she pleaded with viewers that FBN and its parent network, the Fox News Channel (FNC), were the only media outlets that are not deceiving the American people: 

This, Fox Business, is the only network – and Fox News not complicit in the campaign to keep you in the dark. Don’t trust the other guys. I can tell you firsthand, they are willing participants in the campaign to keep the economic truth from you. Don’t let them do it.

I agree with Ms. Francis.  With the advent of Obamacare five million people have lost their insurance and doctors and are paying more in high deductables and co-pays they can’t afford and not saving money as Obama said. FOX may have its’ faults and liberals love to bash it calling it Faux News, but they have not been No.1 in the ratings for the past  ten or more years now for nothing. In fact she is right about FOX being the only one who tells the truth. I have noticed that FOX shows you what the other stations don’t want you to see and censor from you. FOX also has the best looking men and women on there that other stations are now trying to emulate. The women on FOX are not “dumb blond bimbos” like libs love to call them, but intelligent, college educated people some with law degrees like Kimberly Guilfoyle and Greta Van Sustern. Dana Perino was a former press secretary for the Bush administration and Juan Williams was a former radio host on NPR and interviewed many influential people including former presidents. Bill O’Reilly used to be a high school teacher and has several bestselling books out on Lincoln, Kennedy, Jesus and now Patton so people who work for FOX are not dumb.  Besides who does not like beauty with brains. :)

I used to work for several newspapers in New Jersey from the 60’s to mid 90’s and was always told  I had to be objective and get all sides. Reporters like Walter Cronkite always made us feel safe and at ease at the end of his broadcasts with his famous “And that’s the way it is” sign off.   Not long after that networks became one sided and biased with liberals like Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and Dan Rather. It was all the same reporting. Shortly after Bill Clinton became president in1992 at their annual meeting of the media groups and newspapers they passed a resolution saying they didn’t have to be objective anymore and could take sides which we see now. Mostly all the newspapers and TV news stations are one sided in favor of liberal presidents like Clinton and Obama . In print you have the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and others major papers. On TV you have liberal media stations like NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC and CNBC. Then in the mid 90’s FOX came along and things changed. You could see things there other stations didn’t report and censored. Conservatives now have sites like “Drudge”  and “World Net Daily” to counter the liberal media  as well as top rated radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and Mark Levin who are all rated above liberal radio hosts.

During the Terry Schivo case FOX constantly showed her following the balloon across her eyes showing she was not in a total coma and interviewed her family and friends and co-workers, they showed  protestors  outside the hospital and her house supporting her whereas the other stations did not. Recently Great Van Sustern kept the story of the marine held prisoner in Mexico alive until he finally was released while there was no mention of this on the other stations. Sean Hannity had  two marines who were survivors  of Benghazi on teling their story that other stations did not. Fox was also the first ones to come out with Gruber’s comments about how Obamacare is a big lie and big tax on the American people and calling them stupid. Now other stations are being dragged kicking and screaming following the NO.1 Station in reporting about Gruber and his Obamacare statements because of ratings. But since the other stations are all liberal and in Obama’s back pocket then if you are on one of them and report a different side you are fired like Ms. Francis was fired.

People ask me today why I didn’t pursue my journalism career and went into retail instead.  That is why and this is why I believe Ms. Francis.

Look what’s happened to women of Fox News  (Listen to country singer Austin Cunningham sing how “he used to be  a liberal but now is a fan of the girls at Fox News) :D

Election Time Fun and Games,Ebola and ISIS!!

 

Isis fighters parade through Raqqa

The headlines read “Dems Bench Obama” and “Party Turns Against Pelosi.” While these are all fun to watch, Republicans should be wary and not fall into the trap of a false sense of security as this is an election year and the democrats are in a for tight race to preserve their seats and gain a few. This is all to pave the way for Hillary in 2016. The release of Panetta’s book criticizing Obama while he is still in office is also tied to paving the way for Hillary. It wouldn’t surprise me if she and Panetta planned this as payback to Obama for screwing her out of the presidency in 2008.

Recently a group known as Campus Reform went to Harvard to ask students which is a bigger threat to world peace America or ISIS? They all naturally blamed America. They are obviously being brainwashed by the Marxist professors in colleges today that hate America. Sure we have our mistakes and aren’t perfect, but neither is any other country. We have liberated more countries from dictatorships and tyranny than any nation. We give aid to countries that hate us in the millions and never receive any thanks in return.

We won that war in Iraq when we liberated those people from Saddam’s wrath. (And for those that say we didn’t find any WMD’s I consider 500 tons of Sarin gas a WMD which we shipped out to be buried here somewhere). People could vote including women. Remember the purpled fingers? Women could hold jobs and teach in the schools. Veils were optional. They had free elections. We built schools and office buildings for them and brought them out of the dark ages to the 20th century. They had a new constitution. But you won’t hear about that in any college course or media today.

Then along came Obama,a community organizer with no experience, declaring to end the war and pulled the troops out thinking everything would be honky dory if we only pulled out of there. In 2007 Bush warned of the evil consequences of pulling out too soon saying all we accomplished would be lost. Obama didn’t listen  to his generals  and advisors or consult with Bush and all we accomplished was indeed lost as ISIS took over city after city destroying everything we did and putting people back under Sharia law once again declaring death to Isreal and the U.S. The goal of Islam is world domination and hatred for America and jihad is preached in these mosques here. The Oklahoma beheader Alton Nolen is a prime example from what he learned in the mosque he attended. So I ask you who is really a bigger threat to world peace?  America is according to these so called educated morons.

Russ Revell,a YouTube user who commented on the post, said the students in the video are well-spoken but may not fully have a complete understanding of the world.

“They all have very good vocabularies, unfortunately their understanding of the world has been corrupted by progressive ideas and professors with their own socialist agenda.”

I also agree with this comment:

Faye Conquest Schlatter · Port Clinton High School

American has always been the most generous country in the world and maybe these students don’t realize that??? They better get a grip!! We gave them our soldiers’ lives, our money, our food, health and aid, support of all kinds and yet many hate us but we still keep on giving; now teachers are teaching our kids to hate us and that is all our fault???? what  is wrong with this picture!!! We are not the biggest threat,  it is the ignorant people of the world with narrow minds!

As David Kupelian ,Vice President of World Net Daily said in a letter to his readers:

Today, we endure daily news of the outrageously lawless and perverse Obama presidency – the weak and timid response to a fast-metastasizing Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, bent on Christian genocide and all manner of brutality; a wide-open southern border, allowing terrorists and criminals to freely enter our national home; a nonsensical Ebola policy that allows the fearsome disease multiple avenues of entry into America; as well as the usual variety of manufactured crises, economic chaos, cascading scandals, “high crimes” and rising calls for impeachment. But in truth, the entire Obama presidency is one huge scandal, leading our great nation into utter financial, political, cultural and spiritual catastrophe.
Now we have this national ebola health scare.  Is this another manufactured crisis by Obama to distract once again from his failure with ISIS? As I’ve mentioned In previous blogs every time one crisis gets out of hand created by him a new one always arises. We had Fast and Furious, the NSA scandal then the IRS scandal then Benghazi, then The VA scandal, then the threat of ISIS and now Ebola. Obama is so desperate for his legacy and it’s nowhere to be found except for Obamacare and hopefully that will be repealed by the republicans so senior citizens 75 and over can once again be eligible for medical benefits rather than just be put on a pain pill.

In my last blog I wrote about the signs for the end of times and one was disease and pestilence throughout the world. Now we see signs of ebola in Spain, Australia and Paris as well as here. Young kids in this country are dying from this entrovirus, nine so far. You can’t tell me this isn’t from that influx of kids who came across our border and then were distributed throughout the country without being tested. This virus didn’t break out until then and now the feds are covering up saying it is just a mutated virus of one that already existed. Sorry I don’t believe that!!!!

OCTOBER: PARTY TURNS AGAINST PELOSI…

Click here: Harvard Students Say America A Bigger Threat Than ISIS, ‘We Are To Blame For A Lot’ [Video

WHO admits sneezing could transmit Ebola

Experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed…

CDC: Airborne possible…

FEDS SCRAMBLE TO CALM PUBLIC ON EBOLA…Plane cleaners strike at LaGuardia…

Nurse showing symptoms isolated in Australia…

PANIC: Building in Paris locked down, 60 quarantined…

EU politicians using crisis to demand sharp curbs in immigration…(what we should do here)

McFadden Closes on Liberal Opponent Franken, Talks Health Care in Rochester

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McFadden talks health care with local Rochester Minnesota voters. He challenges liberal democrat Al Franken for US Senate. – photo by Jeremy Griffith

Al Franken’s conservative opponent Mike McFadden is closing in the polls as he makes the rounds of rural Minnesota. McFadden met with a small but enthusiastic crowd in Rochester to talk about health care Friday. The opponents met for a debate in Duluth on Wednesday. You can see the full debate on You Tube here. 

The latest polling from Real Clear politics has McFadden closing within 8-9 points on the incumbent Franken. In 2008 Franken trailed his opponent Norm Coleman but about the same amount but won by a slim margin of 312 votes after a long legal wrangle and vote recounts.

The Call of the RINO in Virginia and Mississippi

Stop feeding RINOsIt would be a lot easier for conservatives to tolerate the sanctimony of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) if they weren’t so hypocritical — or in the case of Mississippi RINOs — despicably hypocritical.

‘Moderate’ Republicans never tire of telling us conservative extremists how they are inclusive and ready to reach across the aisle to get things done. While we are exclusive and alienate and people that disagree with us.

Well the Sen. Thad Cochran campaign got things done in Mississippi all right and in the process of building their ‘big tent’ party the RINOs turned race–baiting 180 degrees.

Formerly in Mississippi and other states where Jim Crow was president of the chamber of commerce, unscrupulous white bigots used the threat of black voting, lawlessness, sexual potency, you–name–it to frighten other bigots into voting against the opposition. Typically this was another Democrat that only had one parent in the Klan, as opposed to the baiter who had two.

The lurid overt and covert campaigns wielded scurrilous attacks in the primary because in the South at that time the general election didn’t count. Republicans were as scarce as black members of the Sons of the Confederacy.

This year in a new low for even bottom feeders, the RINOs in the Cochran campaign used race–baiting to scare blacks into voting against Cochran’s conservative white opponent. In the process smearing State Sen. Chris McDaniel with all the mainstream media and leftist TEA Party slanders.

None of it was true, but accuracy was beside the point when crony capitalists, lobbyists and an entitled Senate staff were working to keep their access to the government trough.

The sleazy campaign hired sleazy consultants and then denied involvement with the product. The Cochran group — lead by lobbyist Haley Barbour and his nephew Henry Barbour —denied knowing anything about the content of the robo–calls or radio ads. The nephew told The Daily Caller, “She (a discredited black consultant forced to resign from the mayor of Atlanta’s staff for filing false financial reports) and I talked message for calls, but I never heard them.”

As lies go this isn’t even as good as an Obama lie.

I’ve worked in campaigns for over 30 years and I assure you that when a campaign pays for a product, they approve it before it goes on the air. Heck, campaigns argue about yard signs for days, so you can imagine the discussion around radio advertising.

So at least Barbour knew, but I’m not so sure Cochran did. Coordination between an ‘independent’ expenditure and the campaign is illegal and even if it wasn’t, Thad occasionally has difficulty distinguishing between the days of the week.

The ads specifically warned black voters that McDaniel had a “racist agenda” and that blacks “could lose food stamps, housing assistance, early breakfast, free lunch” and all the other handout programs. The ads concluded with the ominous, “We’ve come this far, we can’t go back now!”

Say to the time when Mississippi was run by white bigots who were Democrats.

This combination of pandering and lying is actually worse than the old–fashioned race baiting, because then, after the election, the race–baiting winner was going to vote the way the bigots wanted. In fact the loser in the primary probably would have voted the way the bigots wanted.

Which lent the practice an air of twisted integrity. But the herd of RINOs, Barbour & Barbour, backing the longtime and frequently out­–of–touch incumbent Cochran will do no such thing. If the primary result stands, Cochran will go back to voting the same way that earned him a zero civil rights rating from the ACLU.

Giving ‘credit’ where ‘credit’ is due, the Cochran victory was remarkable. Typically when a long–time incumbent is forced into a runoff, he loses. Cochran trailed in the first vote by 2,000 votes and then won the runoff by 7,000 votes. The difference being the McDaniel campaign spent the runoff turning out it’s base and the Cochran campaign spent its time turning out Obama’s base.

But there is no guarantee the Cochran ‘victory’ will stand.

Mississippi law says anyone can vote in the Republican runoff as long as they did not vote in the earlier Democrat primary. If they did, those votes are illegal. McDaniel campaign representatives have already begun checking names and claim that thousands of Cochran votes came from voters that had already voted in the Democrat primary.

Meanwhile back in Virginia, those inclusive RINOs in the Cantor organization are busy making sure the Dave Brat campaign won’t have the use of the hundreds of thousands of dollars that until last week were sitting in the 7th District Republican Committee.

Eric Cantor — either ambitious or too–big–for–his–britches, take your choice — had turned the committee into an influence–peddling machine. He raised almost $400,000 for the committee so he could contribute campaign funds to other Virginia candidates and build up a bank of political chits he could call in later.

This money was in addition to any leadership PACs and his own federal campaign account that he used to buy influence with his fellow members of Congress. Of course a funny thing happened to Cantor on the way to being Speaker of the House or governor of Virginia.

He lost a primary to Dave Brat. So instead of healing the wounds and uniting for victory in November, Cantor had his lackeys on the committee give the money away in a breath–taking display of spite and poor losership.

Brat’s plan initially was to use a bit over half of the money for a grassroots get–out–the–vote effort with a dozen staffers who would supervise telephone call centers and a direct mail campaign.

Instead the RINOs charged in and gave $150,000 to the Republican National Committee, $150,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, $5,000 to Ed Gillespie’s campaign for US Senate, $25,000 to a GOP state senate candidate and $13,000 to the VA GOP. And oh yes, they left a $10 gift card to Ace Hardware in the deposit box so Brat could buy a bucket to soak his head.

Once the deed was done, the lying could begin.

Cantor’s consultant assured the media the best way to insure the money will come back to the 7th district is to send it off to Washington, as opposed to leaving the money in the local bank account where is already was. Possibly he thought the money would gain momentum as it traveled through the banking system and return to Virginia with the impact of an asteroid.

But I’ll tell you what will happen. Most of the money will go anywhere but Virginia. These committees are run by 24–year–old masters of the universe that let polling do their thinking. Brat’s seat is a safe seat, so he won’t get a dime. The money will go to other House races in other states.

If Gillespie polls well, he could get some of the 150K back, minus a few miscellaneous handling fees, but that’s a big if. What is not in doubt is that Dave Brat won’t have a GOTV operation unless he raises the money for it himself.

So who are the fanatics now? The TEA party–backed candidates who worked hard and turned out conservatives or the RINOs who use sleaze and spite to get their way?

Obama Co-Opts Independence Day

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Trans-Day-590-LIIndependence Day is for celebrating the freedoms so many have fought to defend, but today, President Obama is co-opting  it to promote his own agenda.

President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizenship ceremony for service members who signed up to defend the U.S. even though they weren’t American citizens.

The idea of show casing the successes of legal immigrants in order to push for amnesty are hypocritical at best and political show boating at worst.

The service members receiving citizenship all went through the proper process. Legal immigration and naturalization. Obama seeks to reward millions of illegal immigrants with the same status without all the trouble of doing it right.

Disregard for the nation’s laws is and should be grounds for rejection of a request for citizenship.

Efforts on immigration reform should be centered on streamlining. Make the process faster and easier so that those that wish to legally immigrate to the United States can do so with less frustration. Allowing millions to jump ahead of those that have been lawfully following the existing process is not the answer.

Hillary Knows What It’s Like To be Broke??????

In an interview with Diane Sawyer and later Robin Roberts when they asked Hillary why she charges so much for speeches she said she knows what it’s like to be broke. She claims that she and Bill were dead broke when they left the whitehouse . Didn’t they lose 6 billion dollars they couldn’t account for? Didn’t they take the whitehouse dishes and furniture that was donated? She says she understands the hard life. Give me a break!!!! I’m sure she doesn’t lie awake at night wondering how she’s going to pay the next cable bill, electric bill, gas bill and rent. She has a lot of damn gall comparing herself to the average American.

She claims they were heavily in debt (well there were a lot of lawsuits and investigations under them that they caused themselves with Bill’s scandals.) and had mortgages  to pay on houses (note plural) and had Chelsea’s education to pay for ,etc. What a liar and bamboozler and these people like Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts swallow everything she says hook line and sinker.

She also says that Benghazi qualifies her to be president WHAT??????

Her role in the Benghazi controversy is no reason she shouldn’t run for president, Hillary Clinton told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in an interview aired Monday. On the contrary, she said, it’s the very reason she should run.

The former secretary of state under President Barack Obama told Sawyer she views the continuing controversy as a diversion from the work Congress should be doing.

“Actually, it’s more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor-league ball. We ought to be in the majors,” Clinton said in a portion of the interview, aired on ABC’s “World News Tonight.”

“I view this as really apart from – even a diversion from – the hard work that the Congress should be doing about the problems facing our country and the world,” she said.

Clinton told Sawyer that as head of the State Department at the time, she takes responsibility for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, but added that she did not have the expertise to make decisions such as where walls should be secured against bombings.

If she didn’t have the expertise then she shouldn’t be in that job just like Obama has no business being in his job with no experience. This is called shirking responsibility and sweeping it under the rug. She’s taking lessons from Obama in shirking responsibility   while taking blame for it in hoping it would go away. I agree with the comments below that she’s delusional from the bump on the head when she had that fall and her own quest for power and her own narcissism.

 Hilllary has since back tracked on her statement saying :”Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to explain — and recast — what she meant when she complained of her family’s financial struggles after leaving the White House.

The subject was broached on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when host Robin Roberts asked Mrs. Clinton if she could understand America’s head-scratching reaction to her claim that the Clintons were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House and needed to hit the lucative speaking circuit to build their bank accounts.

 “Yes I can, but everything in life has to be put into context,” she said, The Hill reported. “As I recall, we were something like $12 million in debt.”

Mrs. Clinton then recalled how her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had been born into poverty and had to work hard for his money and career advancements, all the while paying off student loans, The Hill reported.

“We understand what that struggle is because we had student debts — both of us — we had to pay off, we had to work, I had a couple jobs in law school, he had lots of jobs,” Mrs. Clinton told ABC. “We have a life experience clearly different in very dramatic ways from every American, but we also have gone through a lot of the same challenges as many people have.”

On Monday night, to ABC News, she said: “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. You know, it was not easy.”

Her speaking fees sometimes hit the $200,000 level, while Bill Clinton routinely pockets $500,000 per 45-minute pep talk.

NavyVet  arliss • 16 hours ago

I think she’s delusional. Maybe she needs a ride in a nice happy wagon to a happy-happy place where they wear white coats and make sure you take your medications on time.

kline27  NavyVet • 4 hours ago

It was that bonk on the head that started her delusions

denpal  Krazeehors • 3 hours ago

She said she was responsible, then shouldn’t she be paying a price? I love it when someone says they are responsible but they don’t suffer any consequences. Just  empty words, just like her, an empty pants suit.

Hillary: Benghazi Makes Me Qualified

Hillary Backtracks From ‘Dead Broke’ Comments…

Rand Paul: ‘Dead Broke’ Hillary out of touch…

 

Americans Clamoring for Ben Carson in 2016

Dr. Ben Carson Scolds Obama about his failings as president

MERRIFIELD, Va.May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has announced a video contest to spread the word about why Dr. Carson should run for the 2016 Republican nomination. There will be three winning videos, chosen based on the number of Facebook “likes” they receive. Winners will receive their choice of a Silver iPad Air™ or a Microsoft Surface™.

“We’re excited to launch this video competition to let the American people make their voices heard in clamoring for Dr. Carson to run for president,” said Vernon Robinson, the Committee’s campaign director. “We need a principled leader in the White House in 2016, and these videos will let the world know Americans believe Dr. Carson is that leader.”

Participants are encouraged to create their video, upload it to YouTube and send the URL to [email protected], to be uploaded to the Committee’s Facebook page. Contestants must gather as many “likes” as they can by spreading the word to family and friends. All videos will be posted to the Facebook page between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET once they have been submitted. The three submissions that garner the most Facebook “likes” will win. All entries must be submitted by midnight onFriday, May 30. Winners will be declared on Monday, June 9.

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee delivers roughly 4,000 petitions to Dr. Carson each week from Americans who want him to run. In January, Dr. Carson overwhelmingly won the Linn County, Iowa, midterm caucus straw poll with 87 percent of the votes. He also finished strong in the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and Northeast Republican Leadership Conference straw polls. In a recent poll of thousands of Tea Party activists, 77 percent of respondents said they support Dr. Carson.

Since its founding in August 2013, the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee has raised more than $5 million – outpacing the fundraising efforts of the Ready for Hillary PAC. Nearly 75,000 individuals have contributed to the campaign and more than 10,000 volunteers have joined the effort.

About the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee

The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee is a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. It was founded by John Philip Sousa IV and Vernon Robinson, and works to raise awareness of Dr. Carson’s qualifications and to engage grassroots conservative activists in clamoring for Dr. Carson to run for president.

Is this the start of Joe Biden’s Presidential Run?

Is Joe Biden running for President

The Whitehouse released a video of Joe Biden touting the infrastructure grants for port upgrades on Tuesday. Is this video the beginning of his 2016 Presidential bid?

It’s hard to say.

In February, Biden told CNN’s News Day that  “there’s no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run” when asked about a possible 2016 run for the White House.

Appearing on “The View” earlier this year, the Vice President also indicated that Hillary Clinton’s plans would not affect his future when he told Barbara Walters that “whether she runs or not will not affect my decision.”

 

 

Firearms business receives multiple requests to quit advertising on Rush Limbaugh Show

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The RAM Armory has a Facebook page which has received several requests to stop advertising on Rush Limbaugh’s show from what must be an organized anti-Rush Limbaugh campaign.

The RAM Armory is the online outlet for RAM Arms, a North Carolina manufacturer and retailer of firearms, ammunition and accessories.

Today, RAM’s Facebook page received some dishonest and obviously directed efforts to have them discontinue their advertising where it might be heard during the Rush Limbaugh show.

The first message was an obvious ploy and entirely deceitful in its approach:

Anti-Rush Facebook message

 

In speaking with a RAM Arms spokesman, we learned that they “don’t use an ad agency and advertise directly through Clear Channel. That was the first clue that this was a deception.”

RAM Arms also told us that they had never been informed of, nor instructed anyone to cease advertising with Rush Limbaugh.

After the first message, RAM Arms immediately contacted Clear Channel to understand if this was a concerted effort or just one person trying to change the world.

After confirming with their advertising representative that this was obviously a political stunt to deprive a Conservative host of advertising dollars, RAM Arms decided to increase their spending with Clear Channel and is considering more spending in the Rush Limbaugh time slot.

Later today, RAM Arms received more messages. Most like this one:

Anti-Rush FB Message 27

Or this one:
FB anti-rush 41Or ..

Anti-Rush FB message 56

 

and :

Anti-Rush FB message 61

 

I think you get the point….

Now things are looking much more coordinated.

While many of us wonder if these activities, designed to harm a legitimate business, are against Facebook’s terms of service, the rest wonder.. who is directing these fools?

While almost no Rush Limbaugh advertisers would back away from childish pranks like this, some will. Think about how Mozilla got tricked into ditching a CEO just for thinking like President Obama did about marital rights.

What the left is too short-sighted to understand is that they are creating a dangerous precedent. What happens when a new group decides that what they think is evil and they should be repressed into oblivion? A pendulum swings – both ways.

This is the aggressive, militant, fascist left. If you let them oppress some other group while you stand by, do not be surprised when they come after you and everyone else is just .. standing by.

Lindsey Graham Opponent Pens Open Letter to South Carolinians

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INMAN, S.C., March 14, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — The following is submitted by Det Bowers:

This past Wednesday evening I was asked to attend the pledge signing with four other candidates seeking the US Senate seat for South Carolina. The pledge states: “We, the undersigned genuine conservative Republicans, agree to endorse whichever one of our fellow signers advances to the run-off election against incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham following the South Carolina Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate on the 10th of June 2014.”

I declined to participate in that pledge and refused to attend the gathering for two reasons:

      1. I am running to become your next United States Senator — and to sign a pledge of surrender before the campaign process has culminated would be admitting defeat before the battle has even begun; and
      2. At this point, the candidates have not engaged in a single debate on the complex issues facing this nation. I believe in the necessity for a smaller federal government, reduced regulatory burden on small business, free enterprise and strong immigration reform.

Furthermore, I reject the statement made yesterday by one of the candidates about Senator Graham. That comment exemplifies part of the problem with Washington today. Debasing a man’s name and character is not our path forward to prosperity and will only leave us wallowing in the political malaise.

I pledge to you today that our campaign has always been and will always be built on trust, integrity and optimism for the future of America.

Respectfully,
Det

www.BowersForSC.com

CT High School Censors Pro-Life Students

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MEDIA ADVISORY, March 10, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ — Students for Life of America is asking pro-life activists to e-mail the Superintendent of Branford Public Schools, Mr. Hamlet Hernandez, at [email protected], to express their support for Branford High School Students for Life and ask that Branford Public Schools assure Branford High School Students for Life that their constitutional rights will be respected.

Since February of last year, the Branford High School administration has attempted to censor and limit the effectiveness of the Students for Life club at their public school, telling them they could not have life-like fetal models on their education table and making it difficult for them to form and sustain the club. This February, the administration denied the pro-life club the ability to invite others to join the group in the form of clip boarding and handing out literature to students during lunch. The school has also told the Branford High School Students for Life club that they can only host events after school, a restriction not imposed on other student groups.

Last week, Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to Branford High School and Branford Public Schools on behalf of Branford High School Students for Life requesting that they end their discriminatory behavior against the group. The letter asked for written confirmation by March 12th notifying Sam that her club’s rights will be respected.

Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America commented, “We cannot sit back while our pro-life students are denied their constitutional rights and bullied by their school administrators. At Branford High School, there is double standard for pro-life students, and we intend to expose this injustice and correct it. We commend Sam and the members of Branford High School Students for Life for their courage and willingness to step up and demand that their school respect their rights, and I am looking forward to witnessing another pro-life student victory.”

Sam Bailey-Loomis, President and Founder of Branford High School Students for Life remarked, “I hope that the Branford Public School system will respect the students at Branford High School by not acting as a barrier to the student body’s equal access to essential information regarding life. I am proud to be on the front lines alongside abortion abolitionists in high schools and colleges across the country to safeguard our rights, stand up for the preborn, and make a lasting impact on our campuses.”

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