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Title: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 30, 2015, 07:31:14 pm
Jeb blames humans for global warming...

Just saying, if we wanted a Kings Dynasty... We would have Washington's family.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) acknowledges human activity contributes to climate change but cautioned against actions that would harm the U.S. economy. In written answers to Bloomberg BNA, Bush said the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan is “irresponsible and ineffective” and “oversteps state authority.” He also tells Bloomberg BNA reporter Anthony Adragna that phasing out the renewable fuel standard “over time” is the “proper thing to do.” Bush, who served as Florida governor from 1999 to 2007, also called approving the proposed Keystone XL pipeline a “no brainer.” Bloomberg BNA has reached out to all presidential campaigns and will publish other substantive responses in the days ahead.

Bloomberg BNA:Is climate change occurring? If so, does human activity significantly contribute to it?

Bush: The climate is changing; I don’t think anybody can argue it’s not. Human activity has contributed to it. I think we have a responsibility to adapt to what the possibilities are without destroying our economy, without hollowing out our industrial core.

I think it’s appropriate to recognize this and invest in the proper research to find solutions over the long haul but not be alarmists about it. We should not say the end is near, not deindustrialize the country, not create barriers for higher growth, not just totally obliterate family budgets, which some on the left advocate by saying we should raise the price of energy so high that renewables then become viable.

U.S. emissions of greenhouse gasses are down to the same levels emitted in the mid-1990s, even though we have 50 million more people. A big reason for this success is the energy revolution which was created by American ingenuity—not federal regulations.

Bloomberg BNA:Should the Keystone XL pipeline be approved?

Bush: Yes. Construction of the Keystone pipeline is a no brainer. It moves us toward energy independence and creates jobs. The President’s politically motivated veto of the pipeline is an example of how this administration supports policies that suppress economic growth.

Bloomberg BNA:Do you support the renewable fuel standard?

Bush: The law that was passed in 2007 has worked, look at the increase in production. It has been a benefit to us as we’ve reduced our dependency on foreign sources of oil. We need to level the playing field for all sources of energy. As we move forward over the long haul, there should be certainty for people to invest and we ought to continue to innovate to create the lowest cost energy sources in the world. Ultimately if you can compete in an open market place, then you’ll thrive; we need to make sure there is market access. I do think that phasing out, getting to a place where we don’t pick winners and losers and we don’t create mandates, over time, is the proper thing to do. 2022 is the law and is probably the good break point. 

Bloomberg BNA:What role should renewable energies, including solar and wind, play in our domestic energy supply?

Bush: I support an approach that uses diverse sources—such as wind, solar, other renewables, nuclear, natural gas and coal—for this country’s energy needs. Power generation should reflect, as much as possible, the diverse attributes and needs of states and their citizens. The federal government should not be dictating what types of power should be used where. It should not be picking winners and losers.

Bloomberg BNA:Do you support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan? What should the next step be for states?

Bush: Obama’s carbon rule is irresponsible and ineffective. First, it does virtually nothing to address the risk of climate change. Second, it oversteps state authority. Third, EPA has gone far beyond its statutory authority, regulating how people consume energy. Fourth, it threatens the reliability of the electricity grid. Finally, as proposed, it will unnecessarily increase energy costs on hard-working families and will cause job losses in many states.

Bloomberg BNA:How do you view actions taken by President Barack Obama’s EPA? Is that agency acting within its authority as envisioned by Congress?

Bush: The Obama EPA seems intent on pushing its authority beyond legal limits. The culture of Washington is so bad that even when it’s discovered that the EPA initiated a lobbying campaign on behalf of the rules it sought to propagate, nobody batted an eyelash. A government that lobbies for its own expansion is a government that is out of control—and I intend to change that.

Bloomberg BNA:Are there any other energy and environmental issues of particular concern in your campaign?

Bush: Generally, I think as conservatives we should embrace innovation, embrace technology, embrace science. It's the source of a lot more solutions than any government-imposed idea and sometimes I sense that we pull back from the embrace of these things. We shouldn't. We're the party that should be the party of discovery, the party of science, the party of innovation and tear down the barriers so that those things can accelerate in our lives to find solutions for all these things. For example, with North American resources and American ingenuity we can finally achieve energy security for this nation—and with presidential leadership, we can make it happen within five years.

Economic growth leads to environmental protection. As the governor of Florida I achieved 4.4% percent economic growth while forging an historic 50/50 state-federal partnership to save the Everglades: the world’s largest intergovernmental watershed restoration effort. I spearheaded “Florida Forever,” the largest collaborative land protection program in the country. We collaboratively acquired over 1 million acres of land, including critical habitat, ecological greenways, recreational trails and fragile coastline. These actions protected 190 rare and endangered species and 700 historic sites.

Instead of saying how bad that things are, I think we should be celebrating the potential to reindustrialize the country, to lower prices for consumers and create higher wage jobs, to use natural gas and to give the middle class the best deal in terms of lower utility prices and lower gasoline prices.   

http://www.bna.com/jeb-bush-takes-n17179934073/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff
Post by: Mark on July 31, 2015, 10:16:59 pm
This Trump stuff is so funny. This is what happens when you take MONEY OUT of politics.   :D

Exclusive — Palin: Trump Stumps Media Kingmakers

What a hoot to watch pundits clutching their pearls and whimpering for smelling salts aghast over the latest “shocking” thing Donald Trump said, while The Donald ignores them and continues to soar. Silly kingmakers just don’t know what to make of this. Well, we do!

The elites are shocked by Trump’s dominance, but everyday Americans aren’t. Everywhere I’ve gone this summer, including motorsport events in Detroit full of fed up Joe Six-Pack Americans, the folks I meet commiserate about wussified slates of politicians, but then unsolicited, they whisper their appreciation for Trump because he has the guts to say it like it is.

Trump’s unconventional candidacy is a shot in the arm for ordinary Americans fed up with the predictable poll tested blather of squishy milquetoast career politicians who campaign one way and govern another. But it’s not just how Trump says it, it’s what he’s saying.

Trump has tapped into America’s great populist tradition by speaking to concerns of working class voters. He talks about fighting to bring back our factories. When was the last time a candidate talked passionately about reclaiming our manufacturing base (and knew what he was talking about)? What other candidate chooses American workers over the multinational corporations donating to their campaigns? Who other than Trump is talking about the dangerous trade deficits deindustrializing America and stealing our jobs? The old Arsenal of Democracy that allowed us to win World War II is now such a distant memory that we can’t even build the parts for our own military equipment – we need China to manufacture them for us. How can a great nation maintain its greatness without a manufacturing base? Or without secure borders for that matter?

Trump focused in on two major populist grievances: the loss of working class jobs due to awful trade agreements, and the unfair competition for those jobs – along with security threats – due to the flood of illegal immigrants pouring across unsecured borders.

Now throw in Trump’s candor about “winning” and you understand why his message catches fire. As General Patton said, “Americans play to win all the time.” But those of us outside the Beltway can see that America isn’t winning. Our enemies laugh at us. Our friends can’t rely on us. China is outpacing our military superiority. Putin thumbs his nose at us. ISIS seizes territory our sons and daughters fought and died to liberate. Iran gloats over the idiotic and ultimately catastrophic nuclear deal the White House caved on. Our friends in Israel shake their heads at our betrayal.

Trump diagnoses our problems as incompetent leadership. Who can argue with that? How many politicians promised to secure our borders? So, why aren’t they secured? How many politicians promised to grow American jobs? So, why did they vote for Obamatrade? Is it any wonder that Americans are telling status quo politicians, “You’re fired”?

For everyday Americans the beauty of Trump’s candidacy is that he’s not a politician. There’s hope the guy who wrote “The Art of the Deal” can finally close the deal on all the broken promises of career politicians. Maybe the man who actually builds things, big things, can rebuild America’s entrepreneurial spirit with government put back in its proper place.

The average American doesn’t ask for much. We want security and the freedom to prosper. Many politicians are now offering solutions for security, but what about our prosperity? Trump boasts about his wealth, and average Americans cheer him on. This is the secret the chattering classes will never get. Americans don’t begrudge wealth honestly earned. We celebrate it! Trump made his money the old fashioned way with brick and mortar. He built big buildings and proudly stamped his name on them. He actually created jobs – lots of them. Like so many great American entrepreneurs, Trump has the flair of a showman but the sensibilities of an ordinary guy. He may be a billionaire, but refreshingly, there’s nothing elitist about him. He’s saying to the average Joe, “I worked hard and I succeeded and I want you to also.” That’s the fabric of our national character woven by work ethic and dreams and drive. That’s America!

It’s no surprise pundits and politicos are determined to destroy a candidacy they can’t control or shape with their mere words. Expect marginalization of anyone speaking well of Trump’s efforts. He’s a threat to the permanent political class. Non-traditional candidates always are because when they’re in touch with the people, they show their guts and just do the right thing. They go rogue — and take flak from all sides. Some of us have the scars to prove that.

Thankfully, Americans are on to the media’s games. The politics of personal destruction has lost its shock value. We have serious problems in this country. Ferreting through old divorce records and playing gotcha with past misstatements are just stupid distractions. Shouts of, “But he donated to Democrats!” won’t sway Trump enthusiasts. The man built a skyscraper in New York City – of course, he had donated to Democrats. If he was building it in Salt Lake City, I’m sure he would have donated to Republicans. “But he changed his mind on positions!” Reagan had been an FDR Democrat. Should we hold that against him or be grateful he saw the light?

Itty-bitty pundits thinking it’s clever to mock Americans’ opinions are finding the joke is on them. Cozy in their seat of judgment, blowing each other’s horns, protected by a glass screen. Ask yourself: just who ARE these windbags? And what do they build? Towers of paperclips? Lists of Twitter followers? Trump’s supporters are delightedly defying pithy prim “opinion makers” who think Americans are incapable of choosing our leaders without their dictates. The more the spotlight-seekers smear Trump, the more popular he gets. A friend emailed, “Tell those smart alecks bashing Trump on TV, ‘I love him because YOU hate him!'”

The GOP establishment would do well to listen to these voters and quit dismissing them. Reagan understood these blue-collar salt of the earth Americans. That’s why they gave him two landslide victories. If you want to win again, GOP, you need these good people.

Anticipate more battering and bashing storms around Trump. It’s still very early in the game; folks are keeping their powder dry with candidate support but are quite happy Donald Trump is in the race. More power to you, Donald. Here’s to “Making America Great Again”!

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/31/bnexclusive-palin-trump-stumps-media-kingmakers/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff
Post by: Mark on August 10, 2015, 04:35:19 am
Thousands sign petition to keep Megyn Kelly out of future GOP debates

 :D So funny.... But i do have to say, after watching this debate. I really thought FOX NEWS was MSNBC.  :o :P

I just want to say, the only qualifications to be president of the USA is to be BORN here and to be at least 30 years old. That's it. If you are allowing the MEDIA to choose who is worthy and who isn't, well... You have some issues. But still.

Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Woops, we get what we deserve not what we want. And heck, we've really blown it this last year. 


A petition posted Friday to change.org demands that Fox News ban Megyn Kelly from participating in any further GOP debates. By Sunday afternoon, that petition had garnered over 27,000 signatures.

"Megyn Kelly characterizes the Presidential selection process as 'fun', dismissing the millions of Americans that find it much more serious," petitioners said. "We deserve better than Megyn Kelly."

The petition then lists what it says are reasons for keeping Kelly away from future debates. The list starts with an accusation that Kelly had a "clear agenda" to "attack" media mogul Donald Trump.

The petition also says Kelly was more focused on personal issues than "things more relevant to a Presidential candidate." The petition also says Kelly failed to cover issues like Jeb Bush's support for Common Core and Sen. Marco Rubio's s-called "gang of eight" immigration bill many see as amnesty.

"Ultimately, neither she nor Fox News lived up the 'fair and balanced' standard," the petition adds. "[W]ere it not for closing statements, the American people may have viewed an entire debate without understanding a single issue for which the candidates stand."

As we reported Friday, the accusation of bias quickly spread across social media after Thursday's debates. Many have expressed disappointment with Kelly, while others maintain she did her job, asking Trump the tough questions he would no doubt face from Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Trump has since gone on the offensive, and found himself disinvited from a conservative gathering in Atlanta. "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever," Trump told CNN's Don Lemon.

That didn't sit too well with Erick Ericson, who called the statement a "bridge too far." Trump has since said he was speaking about Kelly's "nose," and called detractors "deviant" for thinking he meant something else. On Sunday, Trump said he "cherishes" women and would “do things for women that no other candidate will do” if elected to the White House. He did not specify what, exactly, he would do.


http://www.examiner.com/article/thousands-sign-petition-to-keep-megyn-kelly-out-of-future-gop-debates


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 11, 2015, 02:14:55 pm
I don't recall any primary Prez debate being THIS early.

Pt being that this is just more smoke and mirrors.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 17, 2015, 09:00:33 am
Scott Walker Jesuit Trained ?

Yet as he gears up for re-election and raises his national profile, the story of Walker’s formative political years -- the student activism, his early exit from Marquette University and campaign debut at 22 -- remains surprisingly disputed.

State Democrats cry the governor was "kicked out" of student elections at the Jesuit university in Milwaukee -- and maybe booted from Marquette altogether.

http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/article/2013/dec/18/scott-walker-early-years/

Marquette University /mɑrˈkɛt/ is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquette_University

 :o


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 03, 2015, 11:34:30 am
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/meet-the-24-year-old-who-could-get-kanye-west-elected-213057613.html
Meet the 24-year old who could get Kanye West elected
9/1/15

Kanye West announced that he would be running for president in 2020 after an 11-minute speech during MTV’s Video Music Awards. During the speech West also insinuated that he was high on marijuana.

Only time will tell whether West was serious about his presidential ambitions, but in the meantime the first political action committee has been formed in his name. "Ready for Kanye" was registered with the Federal Election Commission just a few hours after West’s announcement by Eugene Craig, a young republican from Maryland.

Craig, who is currently the 3rd vice-chair of the Maryland Republican Party and the president of the Young Minority Republican Fund, supports Rand Paul for 2016 but will support West in 2020 if there isn’t already a republican in the White House.

West has openly supported President Barack Obama and asked his fans to vote Democrat. Kim Kardashian, West’s wife has been vocal in her support for Hillary Clinton. Still, Craig believes that West’s ideals put him firmly on the right. “You have a candidate here who is anti-corporatism but stands for small business and entrepreneurship, that loathes the public school system and the disparities within it,” he tells Yahoo Finance. “On paper that sounds like a republican to me.”

Craig also points to Donald Trump who has been a democrat, an independent and a republican over the course of his life as proof that West's political affiliation can evolve.

Craig wants his PAC to begin collecting information and data on potential voters, but he’s not looking to raise money just yet. “I think Kanye West brings a voting bloc and constituency that has been apathetic to the voting process, and I think this is a great opportunity to tap into that voting bloc and start gathering some data on them,” he says.

Craig hasn’t been contacted by anyone associated with West but he is hopeful. He says he’s been a fan since West released the album “College Dropout.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on September 06, 2015, 07:20:35 am
witch singing group serenades Hillary. Wonder if they sacrificed a child after ward?

Gospel Tune at Hillary Clinton Campaign Event — and Changes One Very Important Lyric

At a Hillary Clinton campaign event Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a “woman’s alternative chorus” from town known as Voices From the Heart got together and serenaded the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

The group’s musical choice looks to have been a Mavis Staples’ gospel number, “Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind on Jesus).”

But it seemed at least on this morning, their minds apparently weren’t on Jesus — but on the former secretary of state:

Woke up this mornin’ with my mind, stayin’ on Hillary
Woke up this mornin’ with my mind, stayin’ on Hillary
Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelu, Hallelujah!

From the Voices From the Heart website: “Our powerful and eclectic songs range from African-American spirituals to Korean songs for unity, South African anti-apartheid songs to Macedonian love songs. The songs are powerful testaments to the triumph of the human spirit. Sung with the strength of 200 voices, the songs delight and inspire audiences.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/09/05/womens-alternative-chorus-sings-gospel-tune-at-hillary-clinton-campaign-event-and-changes-one-very-important-lyric/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 10, 2015, 06:23:29 pm
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/09/10/bobby-jindal-blasts-dangerous-donald-trump-as-a-narcissist-and-egomaniac/

"You may have recently seen that after Trump said the Bible is his favorite book, he couldn’t name a single Bible verse or passage that meant something to him, and we all know why. Because it’s all just a show, and he hasn’t ever read the Bible,” Jindal said. “But you know why he hasn’t read the Bible? Because he’s not in it.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on September 14, 2015, 12:02:46 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwsdj5p8KEY


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 14, 2015, 02:49:23 pm
FYI - Kanye West is preparing for a 2020 run, for the GOP!

Yeah, this country has become so entertainment infested, noone really knows the names of political leaders nowdays.

I'll admit I don't either, b/c all of them are wicked.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on September 20, 2015, 02:59:54 pm
Trump Refuses To Accept That Obama Was Born In U.S., Is Not Muslim

Donald Trump still won't acknowledge President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and insinuated on Sunday that the country has already had its first Muslim president.

The real estate mogul called in to "Meet The Press" Sunday morning to address the ongoing controversy that followed his lack of response after a supporter asked Trump how he would address "a problem in this country ... called Muslims." Host Chuck Todd used the line of question to turn to another tea party stumping point: that the president isn't a U.S. citizen.

Trump refused to share his current views on the factually inaccurate sentiment, instead telling Todd he just doesn't like talking about it and "won't talk about it."

"I just don't discuss it," the candidate said. "Really, it hasn't been brought up in a long time."

Trump is actually one of the forefathers of the Obama birther conspiracy. He made headlines in 2011 after persistently demanding to see the president's birth certificate while raising doubts over Obama's birthplace in Hawaii. Even after the White House released an official copy of the document, Trump questioned its authenticity.

Sunday's exchange comes just days after Trump ignited controversy by nodding along at a campaign event while a supporter linked the notion that the president was Muslim with his belief that all Muslims "have training camps growing where they want to kill us."

rest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-obama-muslim_55fed420e4b0fde8b0ce9ef2


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on September 28, 2015, 07:28:24 am
Hillary: I've Been as Transparent as Possible
"It is like a drip, drip, drip."



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 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told NBC's Chuck Todd that she has been as transparent as possible about her use of a home-brewed email server to conduct state department business.

“It is like a drip, drip, drip,” she told NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday. “And that’s why I said, there’s only so much that I can control.”

Clinton said she used a home email server for convenience. “I did it for convenience and it turned out not to be that at all,” she said.

Todd asked Hillary if she could see how it would be a problem if all the government agency heads used private email because there would be a lot of information that was not in the public.

"Do you see that now as a problem as far as the public is concerned?" asked Todd.

Responded Clinton: "First of all, as I have said very often, all of the emails that I sent were intended to be in the government systems if they were work related. That's why I sent them to people at their work addresses. And, you know, the vast majority of them ended up there."

When Todd explained to Clinton it would have been much easier if she had used a government server for purposes of archiving as opposed to searching everyone else's emails to see if they had received correspondence from the former secretary of state, Clinton replied:

    Well, but when you communicate with people in other parts of the government, you're not sending it to TheStateDepartment.gov. And that would've been true either way. Look, I think I have done all that I can to, you know, take responsibility, to be as transparent as possible in turning over 55,000 pages, in turning over my server, and to, you know, testify on October 22nd, which I've been asking to do before the Congress.

Clinton also said it was "totally ridiculous" that she used a private server because "Republicans have been coming after you for years."

    It's totally ridiculous. That never crossed my mind. And in fact, since more than 90% of my work-related emails were on the system, they are subject to FOIA or any other request. That's how the Benghazi committee got the emails even before we, you know, went through our exhaustive process.

And then she went on to reference the 1990s when she was "on the receiving end" of right-wing accusations. "Now I have, as you're rightly pointing out, been involved from the receiving side in a lot of these accusations. In fact, as you might remember during the '90s, there were a bunch of them. And, you know, all of them turned out to be not true. That was the outcome."

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/hillary-ive-been-transparent-possible


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on September 28, 2015, 09:13:33 am
They're all liars - whoever gets the big prize will further drive this country into desolation.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on October 02, 2015, 10:49:40 am
Prominent Pastors Pray Over Donald Trump

 Donald Trump recently attended a meeting with 30 evangelical leaders who prayed over him. Charisma News reports that Megachurch pastor Paula White set up the meeting attended by evangelical leaders such as Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Jentezen Franklin, David Jeremiah, Jan Crouch, Steve Munsey, Jews for Jesus Rabbi Kirt Schneider, Bishop George Bloomer, Bishop Darrell Scott, and Clarence McClendon. The leaders met in Trump Tower in New York City, the skyscraper owned by the billionaire businessman. Kenneth Copeland laid his hands on Trump and prayed for him.      MORE

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/prominent-pastors-pray-over-donald-trump.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on October 09, 2015, 12:41:09 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJCG8JnKd-o


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 11, 2015, 05:01:49 pm
The NWO establishments wants Jezebel...err Hilliary in 2016.

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/how-many-times-did-republicans-mention-hillary-180904320.html
How many times did Republicans mention Hillary? The Clinton campaign was counting
11/11/15

HICAGO — Hillary Clinton was an inescapable presence in the room at the Republican debate in Milwaukee Tuesday night.

Clinton’s campaign responded to the debate by releasing a video on Wednesday that highlighted just how many times she was attacked by the GOP hopefuls: more than 40, which the campaign noted was far more than the number of references to “the middle class.”

“Republicans mentioned Hillary Clinton more than 40 times at last night’s debates but had close to zero to say about how they would lift incomes for American workers,” Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement. “This is the No. 1 economic challenge the next president will face, and Republicans have ceded the field.”

The Republicans’ focus on Clinton, who is currently the Democratic frontrunner, even extended backstage, where the Wi-Fi password in the media filing center was “StopHillary.” In the undercard debate, which featured the four candidates at the back of the pack in polls of the GOP primary, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kept turning the focus onto Clinton when he faced attacks from his opponent Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

With the first primaries coming up in February, it’s clear some of the Republicans are beginning to test out general election attacks against Clinton even as they battle each other for the nomination. Likewise, this video shows Clinton’s team is honing her general election case against the GOP while she faces a primary challenge from self-described “democratic socialist” Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

The argument that Republican candidates are unconcerned with the middle class is clearly going to be a core message for Democrats heading into 2016. Democratic National Committee communications director Luis Miranda was backstage at the Republican debate on Tuesday. He claimed the Wi-Fi password in the spin room was evidence the GOP cared more about attacking Clinton than helping voters.

“It’s interesting that for them it’s about Hillary and for us it’s about hard-working people. It’s about the middle class,” Miranda said.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 13, 2015, 12:38:10 pm
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wheels-finally-coming-off-trump-154900157.html
The Wheels Are (Finally) Coming Off the Trump Campaign
11/13/15

It took longer than almost anybody expected, but on Thursday night, it looked as though the wheels were finally starting to come off Donald Trump’s run for the presidency. It’s too early to write his political obituary just yet – he’s shown remarkable resilience in the face of ridicule and disdain – but even Trump will have trouble recovering from a day in which he repeatedly compared his chief rival to a “child molester” and invited attendees at a campaign event to bring a knife up on stage and try to stab him.

Trump has been aggressively attacking retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who has pulled even with him in national opinion polls of Republican primary voters. Last weekend, Trump’s attacks became more pointed, and he latched on to a line from Carson’s book, Gifted Hands, in which Carson described his childhood temper as “pathological.”

Related: How Trump, Carson and Cruz Turned Voters Against the GOP

Carson, in his book and in public remarks, has told of a number of violent outbursts in his youth, including an attempt to stab a friend that he says was deflected by a belt buckle, and thoughts about hitting his mother in the head with a hammer. He said that after an epiphany in which he found God, he was transformed and his anger management issues went away.



It’s unclear whether Trump misunderstands the meaning of the term “pathological” or is just counting on his audience not to understand it, but he has been using it, in his repeated descriptions of Carson, as a synonym for “incurable.” In repeated interviews, while sometimes professing sympathy for Carson, he has hammered home the idea that the renowned pediatric neurosurgeon has some sort of persistent mental disorder.

In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Trump decided to elaborate. Speaking to reporter Erin Burnett, he compared Carson’s self-described youthful violent temper to the condition of an incurable “child molester.” To be clear, Trump at no point suggested that Carson is a ****, but used the condition as an example of a mental disorder that cannot be cured.

Had Trump abandoned the comparison after the CNN interview, the moment might have caused a temporary stir -- just one more addition to the long list of inappropriate comments the billionaire former reality television star has made in public since starting his campaign over the summer.

Related: Primary Elections Unleash the Culture Wars Again – For a Little While

However, Trump traveled to Iowa for a campaign event on Thursday night, and in a rant that went on for more than 90 minutes, repeated the comparison.

“Carson is an enigma to me,” Trump said. “He said that he's 'pathological' and that he's got, basically, pathological disease... I don't want a person that's got pathological disease.”

“If you're a child molester – a sick puppy – a child molester, there's no cure for that,” he continued. “There's only one cure; we don't want to talk about that cure. That's the ultimate cure. If you're a child molester, there's no cure. They can't stop you. Pathological? There's no cure.”

Trump also expressed disbelief about some of the stories in Carson’s biography, specifically the claim about a knife blow being blocked by a belt buckle.

Related: Fact Checkers Working Overtime – Top Whoppers from the GOP Debate

Trump stepped out from behind the podium, and began flipping his own belt buckle up and down.

“Anybody have a knife?” he asked. “Want to try it on me? Believe me, it ain't gonna work. You're going to be successful, but he took the knife and went like this and he plunged it into the belt and, amazing, the belt stayed totally flat and the knife broke.”

Moments later, in apparent exasperation, he demanded, “How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?"

In his appearance – a monologue that went on half again as long as most of his campaign events – Trump also promised to “bomb the ****” out of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and claimed to know more about the situation in the Middle East than the generals in the Pentagon.

Related: Trump Gets Thumped in Fourth GOP Debate

Reporters present described a crowd that was annoyed by an event that started late and dragged on far longer than expected, and who were confused by the candidate’s rambling stories and outlandish claims.

The events on Thursday gave advisers to Carson the opportunity to flip the script on Trump, who only a few days before had been professing concern about their candidate’s mental well-being.

“It’s so sad watching and listening to him,” said Carson spokesman Armstrong Williams on CNN. “I mean, a man who is so accomplished, who has been so blessed, but yet cannot fathom why Dr. Carson or anyone else would be doing better than he in the presidential race right now.”

Williams added, “To see him just imploding before our very eyes, it’s just — it’s sad to watch.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 13, 2015, 04:14:45 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/politics/inside-the-world-of-hillarymen-1299161197658166.html
11/13/15
Inside the world of #HillaryMen, the male feminists who want Clinton to be president

“I should make it clear: I’m a feminist,” 53-year-old Fergal Murphy told me over the phone from his home in Kensington, Md. Almost immediately I heard a faint giggle followed by some clapping. His wife, Karen, was on the line too and couldn’t suppress how tickled she was by his statement.

“I brag about this all the time online,” she said, explaining that it all started a few years ago when she bought a shirt that read “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like.”

Fergal loved the shirt and promptly began wearing it. Sometimes he even poses for photos in it next to a life-size cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton, like when the couple, staunch Clinton supporters, holds presidential primary debate watch parties in their home. “You’d be amazed at how many times I showed this picture of him in his T-shirt,” she said.

But Karen Murphy doesn’t blow up her friends’ Facebook feeds just to brag about her husband’s feminist declarations. A Clinton campaign volunteer, she posts about him as a way of building support for the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential frontrunner.

“I use it as a way of reinforcing the idea that this is not just about women supporting a woman,” she said. “It’s about people fighting for what you know is best for their family and the future of their country.”

The Murphys are part of a growing Hillary Clinton-supporter support group called #HillaryMen. Launched four months ago by former Clinton campaign digital strategist Peter Daou and Columbia lecturer Tom Watson, the unlikely site is a coalition of “fathers, brothers, husbands and sons” dedicated to dissecting the discussion around Clinton’s campaign with an eye toward identifying and fighting back against sexism in campaign 2016.

Most of the time, that means keeping a close watch on the words the media, super-PACs and political pundits use to describe the former first lady and U.S. senator from New York. Other times, it’s about sharing stories from families like the Murphys about how Clinton has made a difference in their lives. But mostly, Daou says, it’s about having a comfortable forum — whether that comes in the form of a Facebook thread or a Listserv — for men to openly express their support of a female candidate.

“A lot of the motivation we have is to create that safe space for men across the country for any political conversation,” Daou told Yahoo News. “We are men and we support Hillary for very specific reasons that we’ve laid out. We’d love to create a place where other men are not afraid to do it.”

Clinton’s campaign has done a huge amount of work reaching out to women online, from proudly proclaiming she’s a feminist in an interview with Lena Dunham to texting out gifs of her 1995 Women’s Conference speech in Beijing. At the same time, though, doubts about her standing with men have never been far from the surface. “Can Hillary Clinton win over men?” conservative columnist S.E. Cupp wondered aloud in an April CNN article, concluding “she might want to figure out a way to court the other sex.”

Those sentiments were only amplified by the release of an early-October Quinnipiac University poll that said Hillary Clinton was unpopular with Democratic men (which Daou and Watson later challenged). “Are Men Souring on Hillary Clinton?” the Huffington Post wondered. The National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar warned that an “unprecedented level of resistance to her candidacy among men is undermining the conventional wisdom that she’d be the strongest Democratic nominee in the general election.”

#HillaryMen is aiming to push back against the view that only women back her. Needless to say, Daou and Watson have been kept very busy.

Neither a super-PAC nor an official affiliate of the Clinton campaign, according to Daou (and a search on OpenSecrets.org), #HillaryMen runs off the kindness of about four core volunteers. It has amassed a small but dedicated following, earning several thousand unique visitors to its site per day — a number that rises and falls depending on the level of criticism Clinton faces in the news cycle. The articles that the writing duo post to the website are typically shared on Facebook and Twitter, where they reach thousands (a small sum compared to the millions reached by Clinton herself) and have earned the online attention of other pro-Clinton Democrats, such as former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, political strategist Donna Brazile, and CNN commentator Paul Begala, also a former Bill Clinton strategist.

Though both Daou and Watson have full-time jobs running media consultancy firms, they’re well-positioned to spend their free time building steam for a political cause. Daou was an early political blogger and a veteran of both John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and Clinton’s 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination, where he served as senior digital adviser. Watson is a Columbia University lecturer who advises companies and nonprofits on how they can promote social activism. The two became aware of each other through the “political blog scene” around 2003 and met for the first time in person in 2006, when Daou was working at the Clinton Global Initiative and invited Watson to come to one of its open roundtables.

“Actually the first time we met, there was Bill Clinton in the room,” Daou said. “Kind of funny, when you think about it.”

Since then, they’ve become close friends. They get lunch in Manhattan sometimes, but most of the work for #HillaryMen is done remotely from their homes in New York. Whenever the two produce a new column — which may range from such topics as “ The Top Five Worst Justifications for Sexism in 2016” to, most recently, “ Hard Truths About Bias Among White Male Progressives” — they send it around to a group of other dedicated Hillary volunteers to get feedback (and to make sure there are no typos). These posts often expose what they see as unfair terms used to describe Clinton, such as “calculating” and “manipulative,” descriptions they say originate in focus groups run by Republican super-PACs as part of their effort to chip away at Clinton’s reputation (the New York Times reported on that strategy in July). When the duo are ready to distribute their latest post, the story is blasted out to their subscription list and posted on Facebook and Twitter.

The reaction to the #HillaryMen columns vary, depending on who’s reading them. Daou and Watson said they were surprised that aligning their views with pro-Clinton feminism has led to some progressive blowback. Others, they say, feel their focus is filling a void.


“There are quite a few comments from people saying this is eye opening,” said Ahmir Rashid, a 34-year-old Clinton campaign volunteer who is part of the circle that reads over the #HillaryMen columns before they’re sent out. “They’re in two groups: One is saying, ‘I’ve noticed this for so long, I’m so glad someone is talking about it.’ The second is of people saying ‘Oh, now that you mention it, that does make a little sense.’”

Passionate discussion about gender — along with accusations of sexism — are well on their way to becoming a hallmark of campaign 2016. As Bernie Sanders rose in popularity, caricatures sprung up about a type of man backing him, the “Berniebro.” “The Berniebro asks what you thought of the first Democratic debate, then interrupts to say that you shouldn’t confuse Clinton’s sound bites for actual substance,” Robinson Meyer wrote for the Atlantic in October, painting a portrait of an arrogant political supporter who spent a lot of time shutting down other people’s opinions on social media. Slate.com’s Michelle Goldberg argued that the Sanders campaign has “unleashed a minor plague of progressive white men confidently explaining feminism to the rest of us,” especially when it comes to why they oppose Clinton.

In any scenario where a bunch of dudes attempt to mansplain women’s rights, tension arises. Take, for example, author and academic Vivek Wadhwa, co-author of the book Innovating Women and longtime tech diversity advocate. After striking what his critics called a “paternal and patronizing” tone in his encouragement for women to be more heavily integrated in the tech industry, many female tech workers called for him to stop speaking for their movement. They argued that as a male who didn’t understand the female experience, he was hurting the cause more than helping. Wadhwa ended up formally removing himself from the “women in tech” debate in a column for the Washington Post, conceding “The women who I have written about, who have lived the discrimination and abuse, as well as others, deserve the air time.”

Still, no major feminist groups have taken issues with the #HillaryMen effort. (Aside from some occasional eye-rolling on social media). And all but one member I spoke to was quick to clarify that their project is not meant as a way to replace women talking about gender bias in the election, but to amplify female voices.

“I, by no means, want to say we’re speaking on behalf of women or in place of them,” Rashid said. “We’re just calling out the bias that exists that Peter and Tom usually see.”

In taking on feminist issues, many members say they’re now more familiar with the dark side of the female digital experience: being on the receiving end of abusive language. This phenomenon, which they say almost always comes from white men, is something many men had only previously heard about from their female blogger friends.

“Attacks are as deeply personal as you get,” Daou said. “I’ve had a whole rash of people coming at me, almost always from anonymous accounts, going after our manhood, using very degrading pictures and saying ‘Oh, these are the Hillary Men.’”


“There’s been pushback of people saying Hillary men must be gay, or whipped, or some other sundry term for being under female control,” Rashid confirms. “It shows the need for calling out a gender bias that exists.”

These reactions are only encouraging to Daou and Watson, who say they hope to add more charts, interactives and graphs to #HillaryMen and eventually move onto organizing events and distributing merchandise. (Daou says he has a running six-month list of every unfair term he’s seen used to describe Hillary and hopes to graph it eventually). If their candidate is lucky enough to receive the primary nomination, the two hope their organically grown network could be of help to the general election campaign.

In the meantime, #HillaryMen members like Fergal remain steadfast in their following.

“It’s time for the Amazon women to come back,” he said, causing his wife to giggle in the background again. “I’d like to see [Clinton] become the Amazon queen.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on November 15, 2015, 08:17:51 pm
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Claims Climate Change Causes Terrorism

amazing how willfully stupid people are

In wake of a series of terrorist attacks that struck Paris on Friday night, the first question posed to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during Saturday night’s Democratic debate was whether he still believes climate change is the No. 1 national security threat to the United States—and Twitter users had a lot to say about his answer.

“Absolutely,” he said. “In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.” Sanders added that climate change will cause farmers in countries “all over the world” to struggle with a scarcity of water and land to grow crops, which Sanders said studies have shown leads to international conflict.

Some Twitter users mocked Sanders’ response, saying he should tell the French people that but wouldn’t say that if he were face to face with a member of the Islamic State group.

http://christiannews.net/2015/11/15/democratic-presidential-candidate-bernie-sanders-claims-climate-change-causes-terrorism/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on November 17, 2015, 09:41:56 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRq5OTE_WjU


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 17, 2015, 10:06:18 pm
That IS funny! :D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on November 18, 2015, 07:57:33 pm
Clinton Goes after Laugh Factory Comedians for Making Fun of Her

In what appears to be a first for a serious presidential contender, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is going after five comedians who made fun of the former Secretary of State in standup skits at a popular Hollywood comedy club.

A video of the short performance, which is less than three minutes, is posted on the website of the renowned club, Laugh Factory, and the Clinton campaign has tried to censor it. Besides demanding that the video be taken down, the Clinton campaign has demanded the personal contact information of the performers that appear in the recording. This is no laughing matter for club owner Jamie Masada, a comedy guru who opened Laugh Factory more than three decades ago and has been instrumental in launching the careers of many famous comics. “They threatened me,” Masada told Judicial Watch. “I have received complains before but never a call like this, threatening to put me out of business if I don’t cut the video.”

Practically all of the country’s most acclaimed comedians have performed at the Laugh Factory and undoubtedly they have offended politicians and other well-known personalities with their standup routines. Tim Allen, Jay Leno, Roseanne Bar, Drew Carey, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Martin Lawrence, Jerry Seinfeld and George Lopez are among the big names that have headlined at the Laugh Factory. The First Amendment right to free speech is a crucial component of the operation, though Masada drew the line a few years ago banning performers—including African Americans—from using the “n-word” in their acts.

The five short performances that Clinton wants eliminated include some profanity and portions could be considered crass, but some of the lines are funny and that’s what the Laugh Factory is all about. The video features the individual acts of five comedians, four men and a woman. The skits make fun of Clinton’s wardrobe, her age, sexual orientation, the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the former First Lady’s relationship with her famous husband. The Laugh Factory has appropriately titled it “Hillary vs. The First Amendment.”

Masada told Judicial Watch that, as soon as the video got posted on the Laugh Factory website, he received a phone call from a “prominent” person inside Clinton’s campaign. “He said the video was disgusting and asked who put me up to this,” Masada said. The Clinton staffer, who Masada did not want to identify, also demanded to know the names and phone numbers of the comedians that appear in the video. Masada refused and hung up. He insists that the comedy stage is a sanctuary for freedom of speech no matter who is offended. “Just last night we had (Emmy-award winner) Dana Carvey doing Donald Trump and it was hilarious,” Masada said.

http://www.laughfactory.com/channels/new-releases/1977

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2015/11/clinton-goes-after-laugh-factory-comedians-for-making-fun-of-her/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on November 18, 2015, 08:25:10 pm
John Kasich Proposes Creation of New Agency to Promote Judeo-Christian Values

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has called for the formation of a new government agency which would promote Judeo-Christian values in an effort to defeat radical Islam.
 
Christian Today reports that, in an interview with NBC on Tuesday, Kasich said, “We need to beam messages around the world about what it means to have a Western ethic, to be a part of a Christian-Judeo society."
 
"It means freedom, it means opportunity, it means respect for women, it means so many things,” he elaborated.
 
Kasich compared the idea of the new agency to “what we used to do when we beamed messages to the former Soviet Union.” He said this new agency would promote Judeo-Christian values to China, Russia, and the Middle East.
 
When questioned about the implications this agency would have on Americans who do not ascribe to Christian faith, Kasich responded that this agency would also benefit them because supporting Judeo-Christian values “involves building up tolerance.”
 
Kasich also stated that, even though many of his Republican rivals focus on reducing government agencies and spending, not all government agencies and programs are equal.

 Kasich also gave his views on the Syrian refugee crisis, stating, "I don't think any refugees should be coming now until we can determine who they are and that our country will be safe."
 
http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/john-kasich-proposes-creation-of-new-agency-to-promote-judeo-christian-values.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on November 18, 2015, 08:38:52 pm
Bobby Jindal Drops Out of Presidential Race

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has dropped out of the 2016 presidential race. The Republican candidate told Fox News’ Bret Baier that “this is not my time.” 
 
Jindal said, "Going forward, I believe we have to be the party of growth and we can never stop being the party that believes in opportunity. We cannot settle for the left's view of envy and division. We have to be the party that says everyone in this country - no matter the circumstances of their birth or who their parents are - can succeed in America."
 
Fox News reports Jindal’s campaign did not take off due to a lack of funding and exposure on prime-time events. Jindal had hoped to gain support from Evangelical voters, but was overshadowed by other candidates including Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Marco Rubio.
 
Jindal says he will support the eventual Republican presidential nominee.
 
"At the end of the day I trust the American people to select our nominee for the next president. I want someone who's got the smarts to make big changes,” he said.
 
Curt Anderson, Jindal’s campaign strategist said, "He's been thinking about it for a few weeks. It's not easy. He's a fighter and his instinct is to never give up, but also you have to be realistic in politics."

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/bobby-jindal-drops-out-of-presidential-race.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on November 19, 2015, 10:23:34 am
He was elected governor a year after I moved out of New Orleans (after Katrina) - pretty much, they blamed the previous governor (Kathleen Blanco) for Katrina, and ended up seeing a lot of "Don't blame me! I Voted for Jindal!" bumper stickers before I moved out. (Jindal ran for governor in 2003, and lost - he subsequently served 2 years as Congressman, and voted for a ton of Bush's NWO agendas like the Real ID Act)

Ultimately, Jindal ended up running Louisiana into the ground - they've had a budget deficit every year since he was in office, and he also got even conservatives mad when he was dipping into certain government funds, that had no business being touched, to fund other programs. He also pushed for school vouchers for christian schools. (which does nothing more than bring these christian schools under the yokeship of the state)

And he's a Roman Catholic to boot - last I heard recently, the Democrat candidate will likely win his seat this weekend, b/c the GOP candidate (David Vitter) has a history with infidelities with prostitutes. And Dem candidate is also a Roman Catholic.

All by design...


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 02, 2015, 10:06:32 pm
Wait, Ben Carson Doesn't Believe in Hell?

Ben Carson doesn't believe hell is a physical place, according to a new interview with The Washington Post.

"I don't believe there is a physical place where people go and are tormented. No. I don't believe that," Carson told the Post's Sally Quinn. 

While this may seem shocking to some, the belief hell is not a physical place is typical of Seventh-day Adventists. 

According to Religion Facts, Seventh-day Adventists subscribe to an Ecclesiastes 9:5 philosophy, which reads that the dead know nothing. 

"The wages of sin is death. But God, who alone is immortal, will grant eternal life to His redeemed. Until that day death is an unconscious state for all people," reads one of the basic tenets of Seventh-day Adventism. "When Christ, who is our life, appears, the resurrected righteous and the living righteous will be glorified and caught up to meet their Lord. The second resurrection, the resurrection of the unrighteous, will take place a thousand years later." 

That also means Carson doesn't subscribe to the belief of a rapture—that is, he doesn't believe Christ will swoop in before/in the middle of/or after the tribulation and remove all the believers. 

"I don't see any evidence for that in the Bible," Carson tells Quinn.

Instead, Seventh-day Adventists believe Christ will resurrect the dead where he will then judge them. 

"When He returns, the righteous dead will be resurrected, and together with the righteous living will be glorified and taken to heaven, but the unrighteous will die," according to adventist.org. "The almost complete fulfillment of most lines of prophecy, together with the present condition of the world, indicates that Christ's coming is imminent."

When the unrighteous die, Seventh-day Adventists believe God will "consume them" when He cleanses the earth. 

"At its close, Christ with His saints and the Holy City will descend from heaven to earth. The unrighteous dead will then be resurrected, and with Satan and his angels will surround the city; but fire from God will consume them and cleanse the earth. The universe will thus be freed of sin and sinners forever," reads adventist.org. 

"... On the new earth, in which righteousness dwells, God will provide an eternal home for the redeemed and a perfect environment for everlasting life, love, joy and learning in His presence. For here God Himself will dwell with His people, and suffering and death will have passed away. The great controversy will be ended, and sin will be no more. All things, animate and inanimate, will declare that God is love; and He shall reign forever. Amen."

http://www.charismanews.com/politics/53551-wait-ben-carson-doesn-t-believe-in-hell


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 03, 2015, 09:28:40 am
Quote
That also means Carson doesn't subscribe to the belief of a rapture—that is, he doesn't believe Christ will swoop in before/in the middle of/or after the tribulation and remove all the believers. 

FYI, I learned yesterday that the Mormons don't believe in the rapture either - so pretty much, all of these Mystery Babylon religions don't believe in it (not just the Roman Catholic Church).


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 04, 2015, 01:22:43 am
VIDEO: Black pastors endorse Trump at Virginia rally

Several black pastors joined Donald Trump on-stage at a Virginia rally last night to publicly endorse his candidacy for president.

https://youtu.be/etyJvT6t7So


Dr. Steve Parson, a minister in Richmond, Virginia, joined eight others at a Manassas rally to show their support for the Republican front runner.

“People ask my ‘why are you endorsing Donald Trump?’ Well, in my opinion, he’s the best and the only one that can beat Hillary Clinton,” Parson said.

“We’ve got to win and one thing about Donald Trump is that he’s a winner. He knows how to create wealth. As a black minister, we’re right in the inner city and I’ll tell you, we need jobs, we need employment, we need businesses, and who better can help us help ourselves than Donald Trump?” Parson asked.

“I personally believe that this is a movement. I personally believe that we’re in a situation now where this country called America is going to come back and be made great again,” Parson said.

The pastor joined Trump in New York on Monday during a meeting with about 100 black ministers from across the country.

“When I met him, I had the feeling that this is a humble man. It’s not the image that we see out in public. This guy is a humble guy and has a heart for people,” Parson told WTVR after the meeting.

“He was there opening to our advice and wanted to hear from us. He wanted to get counsel from pastors,” Parsons said. “He asked for prayer and that’s powerful.”

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/video-black-pastors-endorse-trump-at-virginia-rally/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 04, 2015, 09:29:19 am
Of course he and his GOP ilk did - otherwise, they would via the back door be SUPPORTING the GUN CONTROL movement!

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/03/3727768/ted-cruz-christian-terrorism/
12/3/15
Cruz Says All Christian Terrorist Attacks Were Centuries Ago, Forgets About The One Last Week

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz claimed on Thursday that President Obama should recognize the threat of “radical Islamic terrorism” because Christians haven’t committed terrorist attacks for centuries. He seemingly forgot about the Christian terrorist who killed three people in Colorado last week.

“President Obama gave a speech in which he said, ‘Yes ISIS commits terrorist attacks, but so do Christians and so do Jews,'” Cruz said, referring to Obama’s recent remarks on ISIS murdering a Jordanian pilot. “And he then invoked the crusades and the inquisition. Now the last I checked, those ended about 900 years ago and I don’t think it’s asking too much for the President of the United States to stay in the current millennium.”

**Uhm...the Roman Catholic Church is NOT Christian! ::)

Less than a week ago, gunman Robert Lewis Dear killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, telling authorities as he was taken into custody: “No more baby parts.” Those words seemed to echo the rhetoric used by right-wing anti-abortion groups who spread misleading videos this year to defame the national women’s health provider.

According to the New York Times, Dear “described as ‘heroes’ members of the Army of God, a loosely organized group of anti-abortion extremists that has claimed responsibility for a number of killings and bombings.”

ThinkProgress reported that if true, Dear would appear to share the ideological leanings of so-called “Christian terrorists,” specifically participants in the “Christian identity movement” that have terrorized abortion providers for years.

Also during his remarks at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Cruz called Wednesday’s San Bernardino shooting “yet another manifestation of terrorism, radical Islamic terrorism, here at home.”

The motives of the shooters are still unclear and authorities have not mentioned any link between the killing of 14 people and Islamic terrorism. Fox News and other media outlets, however, were quick to speculate as the shooting was unfolding that it was connected to ISIS.

Cruz did not hesitate to speak about the motives of the shooting that involved Muslim gunmen, less than 24 hours after the shooting. But two days after the Planned Parenthood shooting, he told reporters that there still was not enough evidence to draw conclusions.

“The media promptly wants to blame [the shooter] on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that,” he said on Sunday.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 07, 2015, 10:12:12 pm
Trump Calls for 'Complete Shutdown' on Muslims Entering US

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

The proposed ban would stand "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," his campaign said in a statement.

The statement added that Trump's proposal comes in response to the level of hatred among "large segments of the Muslim population" toward Americans.

"Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life," Trump said in the statement.

He added on Twitter: "Just put out a very important policy statement on the extraordinary influx of hatred & danger coming into our country. We must be vigilant!"

Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Trump's proposed ban would apply to "everybody," including Muslims seeking immigration visas as well as tourists seeking to enter the country.

He did not respond to questions about whether it would also include Muslims who are U.S. citizens and travel outside of the country, or how a determination of someone's religion might be made by customs and border officials.

In response to a request for additional detail, Trump said via a campaign spokeswoman: "Because I am so politically correct, I would never be the one to say. You figure it out!"

Trump's proposal comes a day after President Barack Obama spoke to the nation from the Oval Office in the wake of the shootings in San Bernardino, California, which Obama said was "an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people."

The FBI said Monday the Muslim couple who carried out the massacre had been radicalized and had taken target practice at area gun ranges, in one case within days of the attack last week that killed 14 people.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2015/December/Trump-Calls-for-Complete-Shutdown-on-Muslims-Entering-US/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 08, 2015, 06:39:10 pm
Here’s How Trump Could Legally Justify A Temporary Muslim Bar

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily bar alien Muslims from entering the country is legal under the Immigration and Nationality Act, which gives the president authority to suspend the entry of any and all aliens deemed “detrimental” to U.S. interests.

“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate,” the 1952 law states.

Trump calls for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States who are not citizens Monday, on the heels of President Barack Obama’s address to the nation regarding the continuing threat of terrorism. (RELATED: Jihadi & Clyde: San Bernardino Shooters WERE Radicalized)

“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life,” Trump adds in the statement.

His plan sparked an immediate bipartisan backlash from critics. Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham called Trump a “xenophobic, religious bigot,” and House Speaker Paul Ryan called it un-American. Several news outlets characterize the plan as unprecedented, unconstitutional and probably illegal.

The proposal may violate international agreements, but its hard to see how it could be unconstitutional, since it refers to non-U.S. citizens. In addition to the broad authority to suspend entry to aliens deemed “detrimental,” the Immigration and Nationality Act stipulates any immigrant affiliated with a totalitarian party is inadmissible.

“In general – any immigrant who is or has been a member of or affiliated with the communist or other totalitarian party (or subdivision or affiliate thereof), domestic or foreign, is inadmissible,” it reads. That clause was added to keep out communists when the law was passed, but could apply to theocratic Muslims. (RELATED: The House-Passed Refugee Bill Ignores These Key Concerns)

Census Bureau data shows immigration from the Middle East is one of the fastest growing categories, which could be spurred by Obama’s plan to admit many more Syrian refugees. The U.S. issued 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim-majority countries from 2009 to 2013, which is a population five times that of Washington, D.C., according to data published by the Department of Homeland Security.



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/12/08/trump-can-legally-impose-muslim-ban/#ixzz3tmOhTSUv


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 08, 2015, 07:26:30 pm
Trump is so screwing everything up, the media, the Left and the Right just have no idea what to do.  :D

‘We Will Go to Break If You Keep Talking’: Donald Trump’s On-Air Fight With MSNBC Host Forces Abrupt Commercial Break

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sparred with the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, at one point daring Joe Scarborough to “go to break” when he refused to “stop talking.”

The contentious topic of discussion was Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the U.S.

“You’ve got to let us actually ask questions, you’re just talking,” Scarborough said.

“Joe, I’m not just talking — I’m giving you the facts,” Trump shot back.

That’s when the MSNBC host warned, “We will go to break if you keep talking.”

When Trump continued to speak and dared him to go to break, insisting he is merely stating the “facts,” Scarborough followed through on his threat.

“Go to break, go to break, go to break right now,” he said. “We’ll be right back with more ‘Morning Joe.’”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/12/08/we-will-go-to-break-if-you-keep-talking-donald-trumps-on-air-fight-with-msnbc-host-forces-abrupt-commercial-break/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 08, 2015, 09:29:50 pm
Not that Trump was ever a great candidate, but it's so obvious they want to give the prize to Hillary.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 09, 2015, 09:42:41 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krGyGN9oqlQ


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN_slZnIric


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zeuslc8KZLk


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 11, 2015, 10:34:31 am
http://news.yahoo.com/god-country-more-u-pastors-seek-political-office-133107335.html
12/11/15
For God and country: more U.S. pastors seek political office in 2016

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One Sunday two years ago, Pastor Rob McCoy, who believes in banning abortion and gay marriage and putting prayer back in schools, stood at the pulpit of his California mega church and announced he was endorsing a political candidate: himself.

“Every single person in this room has been inculcated and trained to think that any time a pastor opens his mouth to talk about politics from the pulpit, somehow that’s wrong,” said the 51-year-old McCoy. "You’ve been taught incorrectly. There should be no other place that you should speak of it but from the pulpit.”

McCoy lost his bid for the California State Assembly but, with the help of 650 volunteers, mostly from his church, he later won a seat on the Thousand Oaks, California, city council.

McCoy represents a tactical shift within a Christian far right seeking to regain its political influence after losing several big battles in the so-called culture wars, including the Supreme Court ruling this year allowing gay marriage. That shift is being brought into sharp focus as activists prepare the battleground for the 2016 general election.

Aiming to motivate conservative Christians, they are focusing on smaller political races, local ballot initiatives and community voter registration drives.

At the center of the effort is the American Renewal Project, an umbrella group that says it has a network of 100,000 pastors. It is headed by evangelical Republican political operative David Lane, who wants to recruit 1,000 pastors to run for elected office in 2016.

So far, roughly 500 have committed to running, Lane told Reuters. 

“This is a fundamental shift in strategy,” said John Fea, a history professor at Christian Messiah College, who is nevertheless skeptical the effort will produce the desired results. “Rather than forcing this from the top down, this is about a grassroots approach to changing the culture by embedding ministers in local politics from the ground up,” he said.

In some instances, pastors are trumpeting their candidacies or those of other evangelicals directly from the pulpit, in violation of Internal Revenue Service rules governing tax-exempt churches. Some are launching church-wide voter registration drives.

One, Brad Atkins, pastor of South Carolina's Powdersville First Baptist Church, said he has just finished registering every eligible voter in his church of 300. “I even lick the envelope and stick on the stamp for them,” said Atkins.

Several of the pastors in Lane’s network were instrumental in last month’s defeat of Houston's “transgender bathroom bill,” the local ordinance that banned discrimination against sexual orientation and gender identity in public places. The pastors united to decry the measure and encourage congregants to sign a petition that eventually put the new law to a ballot initiative, where it was voted down.

ALL-EXPENSES PAID RETREATS

White evangelicals make up about 20 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Public Religion Research Institute, and have long represented a key voting bloc for Republicans. While less organized as a national and cultural force than in the 1980s and 1990s under the leadership of Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority and the Christian Coalition, evangelicals still reliably turn out for presidential elections.

In 2004, they were instrumental in President George W. Bush's re-election bid, when strategists made a concerted effort to mobilize them and used some of the voter registration strategies Lane advocates today. They turned out in similar numbers in 2008 and even 2012, when Mitt Romney, a Mormon who many evangelicals considered too moderate, was the Republican nominee, according to a report by the Pew Research Center.

In the runup to November 2016, Lane says he is holding conferences in hotels across the country nearly every week, bringing together thousands of far right pastors and their wives for two-day, all-expenses paid retreats. There are lectures on running political campaigns, turning out voters, and injecting sermons with a healthy dose of politics.

They are lessons pastors such as Beryl Amedee put into practice after attending one of the gatherings over the summer, where she learned how to deal with the media and fend off attacks on her religion. In November, Amedee won a seat as a Louisiana state representative, beating out an 8-year incumbent.

“In the 1970s, our attitude was, 'We are not of this world, Jesus is coming, so why bother with government?',” said Amedee. “Now, we know we are the government.” 

Helping fund the events are political donors like the billionaire Wilks brothers, who have given up to $10 million according to sources close to the family. The Wilks, together with their wives, have also given $15 million to a Super PAC supporting the presidential campaign of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a favorite of evangelicals.

"THE LORD IS LEADING ME"

Cruz, who has shown up at about 10 of the events this year alone, appears to be the candidate who may benefit most from Lane's drive. He attended a recent gathering at a hotel in Chantilly, Virginia, where about 200 pastors and their wives listened to a series of speakers.

Lane's speakers paint a picture of an America where religious freedom is under assault by secular forces. One case often cited is that of the Washington state flower shop owner who was sued for discrimination because she declined to provide arrangements for a gay wedding.

After attending several of Lane’s events last spring, Pastor Jack L. Martin went on to announce to his congregation in November, “I feel the Lord is leading me to enter the congressional race here in the Florida 11th District,” he said.

Critics say openly discussing politics from the pulpit - even announcing plans to run for office - threatens the concept of separation of church and state. It is also prohibited by the IRS, if churches want to remain tax exempt.

Since 2012, about 900 preachers from evangelical fundamentalist churches across the United States have made recordings of politically infused sermons and sent them to the IRS. The federal tax agency, which declined to comment, has yet to take any action.

Lane and his network of pastors say they are well within their rights to bring politics into the church. “The founding fathers never meant for the church not to participate in government,” said Lane. “They meant for the government not to interfere with the church.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 11, 2015, 07:02:35 pm
Sharpton Mad Trump 'Hijacked' Black Ministers from Dems, Announces 'Racial Justice Forum'
You snooze, you lose, "reverend."



Al Sharpton isn't happy that Donald Trump beat Democrats in reaching out to black ministers for support in the upcoming presidential election. And because of this, he has decided to do what he does best: call for a "racial justice forum."

As a loyal subject of Barack Obama, Sharpton has asked all three Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley, to participate in January with top black ministers from around the country. According to Politico, they've all agreed to attend.

Sponsoring the big moment for Sharpton is his own National Action Network. The reason for the event is so Sharpton can reach out to "the largest gathering of black voters in… churches" -- a group, he believes, has been largely ignored by the Democratic candidates.

Sharpton didn't like being in the shadows of Trump's media blitz last month when the Republican front-runner announced he was meeting with a large group of black pastors:

Trump did what we have not seen them do on the Democratic side. A lot of them didn’t represent a large body, but he beat the Democrats to the perception in Black America that he respected the Black church. He’s hijacked the optics of respecting the Black church that the Democrats have not done.

Sharpton hasn't yet offered his endorsement in the race, saying he is still undecided. But Clinton's comments on the shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police may be swaying support in her direction:

I was impressed with Clinton’s statement on Chicago, calling for a special prosecutor. That meant something. She’s starting to say and do things that are warming me up but I’m not there yet.

Like Sharpton, Clinton will say anything to stay relevant and in the game.

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/sharpton-mad-trump-hijacked-black-ministers-dems-announces-racial-justice-forum


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 11, 2015, 08:15:23 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50NMRWulmEk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83rC0BinsKA


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 11, 2015, 08:23:18 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8J_Up5ewI0


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 12, 2015, 04:36:50 am
ACLU Board Member Resigns After Urging People To Kill Supporters Of Trump

A board member for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has resigned after urging people to kill supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Loring Wirbel’s Facebook post was captured by The Daily Caller – a right-leaning online newspaper.

The post states, “The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, ‘This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before Election Day.’ They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force…”

“It’s almost like, you will think the way we think, you will do what we want you to do, or we eliminate you?” says Steve House, chair of the Colorado Republican Party.

It’s the second threat against Republicans in Colorado in one week.

Fern Delise, 54, of Fountain was arrested after police say she called Planned Parenthood saying, “It’s tempting to walk into a republican party meeting with my dead husband’s gun and just start shooting people.”

House says the party is taking additional security measures at large gatherings, “I think we have to be prepared as a party and I think politics is just overdone. We’ve got to realize the country needs to pick leader and we need to do a serious job of doing that but this kind of rhetoric really doesn’t help at all and frankly it scares us and people need be worried about it a little bit.”

The ACLU of Colorado released a statement saying it “does not condone the recent personal Facebook post of regional volunteer Loring Wirbel. The ACLU of Colorado is a nonpartisan organization. We do not endorse candidates or parties. We have proudly spent decades fighting for the rights of all Coloradans, regardless of political affiliation, to vote and to freely participate in the political process. Our members, supporters, and volunteers are free to express their own personal views and opinions in their personal lives. We have fought for decades to preserve that right, as well, for all Coloradans, no matter how strongly we disagree with the content. However, the personal posts of members, supporters, and volunteers on their own personal social media sites should not be mistaken for endorsements or official statements of the ACLU of Colorado.”

House says, “The American Civil Liberties Union does good work. We’re talking about civil liberties, my ability to have liberty. And yet if you talk about this kind of statement you’re talking about abolishing my civil liberties in favor of what you believe. I think that kind of rhetoric doen’t belong in the ACLU let alone anywhere in America. There’s a point to free speech where if you’re threatening violence that you’ve gone beyond what free speech allows and it has to be taken seriously, especially given the environment in the country right now.”

Wirbel did not respond to a request for comment. He is from Colorado Springs and police there say his post is covered by free speech and they do not intend to investigate.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/12/11/aclu-board-member-resigns-after-urging-people-to-kill-supporters-of-trump/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 16, 2015, 05:15:23 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/donald-trump-gop-front-runner-president-united-states-2016/
DONALD TRUMP IS NOW THE UNDISPUTED GOP FRONT-RUNNER FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
The CNN moderators pressed Donald Trump early on his recent proposal to stop Muslims from immigrating or visiting the U.S. His answer was simple and stark: “We are not talking about isolation. We’re talking about security. We’re not talking about religion. We’re talking about security.”

12/16/15

REPUBLICAN FRONTRUNNER DONALD J. TRUMP HAS SOMETIMES STRUGGLED ON THE GOP DEBATE STAGE. ON TUESDAY NIGHT, HE OWNED IT.

EDITOR’S NOTE: FROM THIS POINT ON, THERE IS NOTHING IN THE WAY OF DONALD TRUMP TO BECOMING THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. JEB BUSH, HOWEVER, HAS REPEATEDLY DECLARED THAT “DONALD TRUMP WILL NEVER BE PRESIDENT”. IF YOU FOLLOW CONSPIRACY THEORY, PERHAPS THAT IS SOMETHING THAT MR. TRUMP SHOULD BE CONSIDERING CAREFULLY. STAY FAR AWAY FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL, DONALD, HISTORY HAS A FUNNY WAY OF REPEATING ITSELF.

Donald Trump made few mistakes, despite efforts by the moderators and the other candidates to knock him out of the pole position. While Sens. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% sparred over past Senate votes, and other candidates repeated lines familiar from the campaign trail, Trump looked comfortable–and solid.

He may not always have had the “right” answer, but he sounded more fluent with his own positions. At one stage, he even felt confident enough to tangle with members of the audience–supporters, it seemed, of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) –who booed his idea to “infiltrate” Islamic State on the Internet.

“I just can’t imagine somebody booing. These are people that want to kill us, folks, and you’re objecting to us infiltrating their conversations? I don’t think so.”Perhaps Trump’s rally on Monday evening was a useful warmup. There, Trump sparred jovially with left-wing hecklers and mocked the media for covering them.

CNN 5TH MAIN GOP DEBATE PART 3, 5TH REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, DECEMBER 15, 2015

Perhaps, too, grim events have conspired to affirm Trump’s “bombastic” (Carly Fiorina’s word) approach to national security: as he pointed out, both the Paris and San Bernardino terror attacks have happened since the last GOP debate.

PERHAPS TRUMP SIMPLY KNOWS HE IS SITTING ON A BIG LEAD.

Regardless, Trump won on Tuesday night–at times by fighting hard, at times by letting the stragglers squabble.

There were few personal attacks, no misstatements of his own policies. He faced repeated (and repetitive) attacks from Jeb Bush–often instigated by the moderators, as Trump pointed out–and simply pointed to his poll numbers.

He took a pass on Hugh Hewitt’s question about the nuclear triad. His opponents will remember. No one else will.

The CNN moderators pressed Donald Trump early on his recent proposal to stop Muslims from immigrating or visiting the U.S. His answer was simple and stark: “We are not talking about isolation. We’re talking about security. We’re not talking about religion. We’re talking about security.”

NO ONE–LEAST OF ALL BUSH–LAID A GLOVE ON HIM AFTER THAT.

The vaunted Trump-vs.-Cruz fight failed to materialize. Cruz allowed himself to become entangled in arguments over foreign policy between the interventionist Rubio and the reticent Paul, who blasted Rubio on immigration.

Dr. Ben Carson and Fiorina had moments, and the other two governors onstage sounded clear themes–New Jersey’s Chris Christie attacking Washington, and Ohio’s John Kasich calling for less bickering.

But it was Trump’s night.

When Hewitt asked Trump to re-affirm his commitment to staying within the Republican Party, Trump said he would do so, prompting Hewitt himself to applaud.

“I feel honored to be the frontrunner,” Trump explained.

After winning the last debate of 2015, Trump is not just the frontrunner. He is the favorite to win the nomination. source


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 21, 2015, 08:51:18 pm
ISIS RECRUITMENT VIDEO FEATURES CLINTON, NOT DONALD TRUMP
Former President Bill Clinton featured in recent ISIS recruitment video


 :D
By now Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s comment that the Islamic State terror group used videos of Donald Trump to recruit radical jihadists has been proven false.

Quote
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
I demand an apology from Hillary Clinton for the disgusting story she made up about me for purposes of the debate. There never was a video.
6:51 AM - 21 Dec 2015
  4,118 4,118 Retweets   8,820 8,820 likes

But in an interesting development, a video recently released by ISIS actually features an image of the democrat candidate’s husband.

“A four-minute video released by ISIS last month, entitled ‘No Respite,’ includes an image of Bill Clinton, who is called a ‘fornicator’ — a reference to his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, among many others,” reports Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.

On Saturday during the last Democrat debate of the year, Clinton ludicrously blamed Donald Trump for the rise in the recruitment of foreign jihadists.
“We need to make sure that the really discriminatory messages that Trump is sending around the world don’t fall on receptive ears,” Clinton said.

https://youtu.be/0DjZeikmI5w

“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists,” added Clinton.
Earlier today Trump, for the second time, asked for an apology “for the lie” Hillary told.

Quote
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
Do you think that Hillary Clinton will apologize to me for the lie she told about "the video" of me being used by ISIS. There is no video.
1:51 PM - 21 Dec 2015
  2,264 2,264 Retweets   6,319 6,319 likes

Despite the emergence of this latest video, the Clinton campaign has yet to retract the erroneous remark.

https://youtu.be/DOR_b3B1_Uo

http://www.infowars.com/isis-recruitment-video-features-a-clinton-not-donald-trump/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 21, 2015, 08:56:26 pm
 :D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 22, 2015, 01:18:10 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/22/franklin-graham-quits-the-gop-over-planned-parenthood-funding/
12/22/15
Evangelist Franklin Graham quits the Republican Party over Planned Parenthood funding

(RNS) Evangelist Franklin Graham has announced he is abandoning the Republican Party in disgust over the move by the GOP-led Congress last week to pass a budget that Graham said was “wasteful” and provided funding for Planned Parenthood, which he compared to the Nazis.

Graham has previously said he has no faith in any political party, but his apparent renunciation of his Republican affiliation is an indication of anger on the right and the strong interest many disaffected evangelicals have shown in populist outsiders like Donald Trump.

Graham himself has expressed admiration for Trump, the surprise frontrunner in the Republican presidential field, and has voiced support for some of Trump’s more controversial positions — such as his call to ban Muslims from the U.S. — which have drawn condemnation from more mainstream evangelical leaders.

[Why Franklin Graham says Donald Trump is right about stopping Muslim immigration]

The federal government provides $528 million in funding for Planned Parenthood — about 40 percent of the organization’s annual budget — primarily through payments to Medicaid for health services for low-income Americans. Federal law prohibits funding of most abortions and Planned Parenthood separates federal taxpayer dollars from those used to provide abortions.

Social conservatives have long fought to strip taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood, and, after the release of a series of undercover videos by anti-abortion activists earlier this year, those calls ramped up to a fever pitch.

Activists said the undercover videos show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of fetal organs — which they called “baby parts” — for profit to medical researchers; making money off such organs or tissue could be illegal and unethical. Planned Parenthood denied that it was profiting from the sale and said it was quitting the practice.

In the wake of that white-hot controversy, there was wide expectation that with Republicans in control of both the House and Senate Congress would eliminate funding for 2016. Some conservatives in the GOP threatened to shutdown the government if that wasn’t done.

But the shooting massacre at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic late last month by a lone gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, who proclaimed himself “a warrior for the babies,” seemed to change the calculus and congressional leaders last week reached a deal that averted a shutdown and funds the government through September of next year.

The deal also funds Planned Parenthood at previous levels — a development that has enraged many on the religious right, including Graham, son of the renowned evangelist Billy Graham.

“This is an example of why I have resigned from the Republican Party and declared myself Independent. I have no hope in the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, or Tea Party to do what is best for America,” the younger Graham declared on Facebook on Monday.

“Seeing and hearing Planned Parenthood talk nonchalantly about selling baby parts from aborted fetuses with utter disregard for human life is reminiscent of Joseph Mengele and the Nazi concentration camps!” Graham wrote. “That should’ve been all that was needed to turn off the faucet for their funding.”

Graham drew immediate support on social media but how much sway he carries with voters is debatable.

Billy Graham, who is 97, infirm and largely incommunicado, over the years came to rue his involvement with politics, saying it drew the focus from his evangelism.

But his son has not been hesitant to offer his opinion of politicians and in particular hot-button electoral issues of interest to social conservatives. In fact, in denouncing the Republican Party this week, Graham made a pitch for the prayer rallies he will hold in every state next year, starting in Iowa in January shortly before the crucial first presidential primary.

The rallies, as Graham says, aim to “challenge Christians to live out their faith at home, in public and at the ballot box.”

Graham has said that if more evangelical voters turn out it could prove the difference in national and local elections, a point also made by Republican candidates.


(David Gibson is a national correspondent for RNS)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 24, 2015, 10:09:04 am
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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on December 26, 2015, 05:53:04 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/12/26/graham-leaving-gop-puts-key-evangelical-vote-at-risk-for-republican-presidential-candidates.html
12/26/15
Graham leaving GOP puts key evangelical vote at risk for Republican presidential candidates

The Rev. Franklin Graham quitting the Republican Party poses a significant blow to the GOP’s 2016 White House aspirations, especially if other evangelical pastors follow suit and their millions-plus congregations stay away from the polls.

Graham suggested earlier this week that the last straw was congressional Republicans funding Planned Parenthood in the recently passed, $1.8 trillion tax-and-spending package, despite revelations about the group harvesting fetal tissue.

However, he made clear Wednesday night that the funding was only part of the reason he left the GOP to become an independent.

"It's not just that,” Graham said on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” “It's the way the bill was passed. It came down so quickly. And it didn't seem like anybody tried to fight it. It was just, 'Let's get home for Christmas.' "

Graham, the son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, also expressed disappointment with GOP and Democratic leaders but insisted he’s not trying to lead a GOP exodus.

“I'm not here to hurt the Republican Party,” he said, adding that the GOP appears to have “some good candidates” in the 2016 White House race.

Earlier in the day, the Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus, head pastor for the New Life Covenant Church, in Chicago, expressed similar concerns.

“People already know how evangelicals feel about the sanctity of life,” he told FoxNews.com. “That’s a continual fight. But the government spending also speaks to us. That was the disappointment and frustration you heard in brother Graham’s tone.”

De Jesus, popularly known as Pastor Choco, said only time will tell whether other evangelical leaders will follow Graham and potentially take voters with them.

“Many evangelicals are still vetting,” he said. “It’s too early. … But hope is in the kingdom of God, not in the political system.”

While evangelical Christians have long been a key part of the Republican base, their support in the 2016 presidential election cycle appears even more critical as black voters remain overwhelming loyal to Democratic presidential nominees and Hispanics now go to the polls in record numbers for Democrats.

Hispanics, in fact, voted for President Obama over 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney 71 percent to 27 percent, according to an analysis of exit polls by the Pew Research Center.

“We cannot afford to stand on the sidelines as our Christian values are continually trampled,” Jack Graham, pastor of the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas, said in October, before a forum with the Faith & Freedom Coalition for 2016 White House candidates.

Graham did not return a request for comment for this story.

White evangelical support for Republican presidential nominees has been largely consistent for at least the past three election cycles, amid assertions that Romney, a Mormon and a moderate, lost in part because millions of evangelical voters stayed on the sidelines.

Some political observers argue at least 3 million Republican voters stayed home, which could have given Romney wins in swing states Florida or Ohio.

However, the Pew analysis shows Romney got 79 percent voter support from white evangelical Protestants, matching George W. Bush in 2004 and exceeding John McCain’s 73 percent in 2008.

The analysis also shows that voting bloc was in 2012 about the same size that it was in the previous two cycles, amid speculation the number was declining.

Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz -- a top-tier GOP presidential candidate courting the evangelical vote -- said in March that roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting, which resulted in questions about his methodology.

“They’re staying home,” he said at Liberty University, in Virginia. “Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values."

Cruz’s campaign did not respond Wednesday for a request for comment. Fellow GOP candidates Carly Fiorina and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul declined though spokespeople who said their respective candidate was spending time with family over the Christmas holidays.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, elected relatively late in this year’s budget process, has vowed to revisit the issue of Planned Parenthood funding when Congress returns next month. But that might be too late for Graham and other evangelicals.

“Republicans always have a reason for not doing something that they say they would,” Bret Bozell, founder of the conservative-leaning Media Research Center, said Wednesday.

He suggested that evangelicals will likely support Cruz and Donald Trump in the primaries but expressed less certainty about the general election.

“Ask John McCain,” he said.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on December 30, 2015, 05:35:21 pm
Hillary Fields 'Staged' Question From 9-Year-Old About Gender Pay Gap, Parents Come Under Fire
They took their then 6-year-old twins to an anti-Mitt Romney event.

On Tuesday Hillary Clinton hosted a town hall meeting for supporters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Now, one set of parents in attendance is coming under fire for allegedly coaching their 9-year-old son to ask the Democrat frontrunner a question about gender pay gap.

The boy, Relic Reilly, from Townsend, Massachusetts, asked the former Secretary of State why his mother, a preschool teacher, is not paid better.

In response, Clinton said that she thinks "we still have problems" and that if "you deny those problems, you're denying the fastest way to increase incomes in America."

"My husband talks about that," Relic's mother, Bita, said. "He's an engineer and he says his coworkers, which are female, are not getting paid as much as he is."

But even a rudimentary look at the parents activity on social media reveal a classic left-wing couple who are clearly exploiting their children and indoctrinating them with their own skewed political beliefs.

The Daily Mail located Relic's father's social media accounts which revealed a string of anti-Republican posts including asking whether a Republican member of Congress should be "lynched."

In addition, Relic's mother's Twitter account featured posts about taking the young boy and his twin to an anti-Mitt Romney protest when they were only 6-years-old. The Mail reports:

The Internet buzzed about Hillary Clinton on Tuesday after a New Hampshire town hall meeting, with right-wingers and a few journalists speculating that a 9-year-old boy who asked Clinton a question about gender pay equity might have been coached.

'My mother, over there, is complaining that she does not get much more money than my father,' young Relic Reilly asked the former secretary of state.

'My mother is an engineer, I meant, teacher. My father is the engineer. And I think that my mother is working more harder than my ... I think my mother is working much harder, is working more harder than my father and she deserves to have more money, like, get more money, than my father. Because she's taking care of children and I just don't think it's fair.'

Relic's mother Bita Reilly, according to her LinkedIn profile, is a pre-K teacher at a cooperative preschool on the grounds of the tony Groton School, a co-ed boarding school in Groton, Massachusetts.

She told DailyMail.com via email that she and her son 'talked last night about what we would ask' if Clinton were to call on one of them. But she insisted that 'my son had his own question.'

Clinton's campaign, meanwhile, has yet to comment on the boy's question. If one recalls how children were used to perform pro-Obama songs and chants in videos intended to sway his election, this latest transgression should come as no surprise. Using children as political props is nothing new for Democrats.

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/hillary-fields-staged-question-9-year-old-about-gender-pay-gap-parents-come-under-fire


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on January 06, 2016, 01:19:00 am
California Pastor Rick Warren becomes adviser for Marco Rubio's campaign, one of his aides say - @cabot_phillips

Well scratch Rubio off the list...


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 06, 2016, 01:23:12 am
California Pastor Rick Warren becomes adviser for Marco Rubio's campaign, one of his aides say - @cabot_phillips

Well scratch Rubio off the list...

So Rick Warren is back in the spotlight after several years keeping a low profile? (aside from his son committing suicide a couple of years ago)

For a while, I thought he lost his popularity recently (ie, they made a movie recently, released by Paramount Pictures, over that 2004 story of a young woman who was held captive by an escaped convict, and she used Warren's PDL to "evangelize" him...guess what, that man became a Muslim recently. Surprise! Anyhow, the movie bombed at the box office last year)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 14, 2016, 04:03:25 pm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/14/gop-dead-enders-fight-to-stay-anti-gay.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailybeast%2Farticles+%28The+Daily+Beast+-+Latest+Articles%29
1/14/16

GOP Dead-Enders Fight to Stay Anti-Gay
While most people listening to Nikki Haley’s rebuttal to the SOTU heard nothing but a rejection of Trump, gay-marriage advocates heard something very different: progress.

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — The most powerful Republican in South Carolina sent a subtle pro-marriage equality message Tuesday night, and Republicans trying to shift their party’s stance on that issue said Wednesday it was received loud and clear.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley gave the Republican Party’s official response to President Obama’s final State of the Union speech, and her speech mostly drew attention for it’s just-barely-veiled criticism of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.

But those on the far-right may have missed the most quietly consequential part of Haley’s speech. Towards the end of the address, the governor tacitly suggested the Republican Party would change its course on same-sex marriage if it won the White House.

“We would respect differences in modern families,” she said, “but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy.”

On its face, that sentence may sound a little milquetoast—what politician would suggest her party wouldn’t respect families? But conservative operatives pushing for the party to shift its stance on marriage see the comment as a big win. That’s because her specific phrasing is lifted almost verbatim from one group’s proposed re-wording of the Republican Party platform.

The effort is called Platform Reform, and it’s a project of the American Unity Fund, which is backed in part by Republican hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, a staunch advocate of same-sex marriage who played an outsize role in getting the New York legislature to legalize back in 2011. The platform-reforming campaign aims to make the Republican Party neutral on the issue of same-sex marriage. Currently, the platform explicitly opposes it.

“[W]e believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage, and promote through laws governing marriage,” the platform currently reads.

The Platform Reform effort wants that language to say this:

“[W]e encourage and welcome a thoughtful conversation among Republicans about the meaning and importance of marriage, and and commit our Party to respect for all families and fairness and freedom for all Americans.”


Conservative Commentator Tears up as She Begs Republicans to Accept Gay Marriage
Inform

Platform Reform operatives said they didn’t think Haley’s word choice was a coincidence.

“I think it’s fantastic, because that’s the exact sort of thing that Republican ideals point towards, strong families, and that’s why we think our platform should be reformed,” said Jerri Ann Henry, the Platform Reform campaign manager. “So I think it’s fantastic that she included that as a top priority in her response.”

Henry added that her group has passed its materials to Haley’s office.

“Pretty much everybody who’s ever been elected with an R by their name has heard from us,” she said.

And Henry said she’s optimistic about their odds.

“It’s gonna happen,” she said.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 18, 2016, 07:16:20 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f64aKFPVlzk


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on January 20, 2016, 03:02:28 am
FOX NEWS STAR CONFRONTS WND ON CRUZ ELIGIBILITY
'Will you be going after' him as you did Obama?


Recalling Jerome Corsi's book challenging President Obama's presidential eligibility, FoxNews.com's Alan Colmes asked the WND senior news writer if he thought Republican candidate Ted Cruz is qualified for the White House in accordance with the Constitution's "natural born" citizen requirement.

In the latest episode of his video feature "Alan Colmes VS," which focuses on controversial current issues, Colmes tackled the eligibility debate sparked by the Republican primary front-runner, Donald Trump, who is neck-and-neck with Cruz in Iowa, according to polls.

Trump has raised doubts about Cruz's eligibility based on the Texas senator's birth in Canada. Cruz and many constitutional scholars contend he is eligible, because, although his father was a citizen of Cuba, his mother was an American citizen.

Asked if he thought Cruz was eligible, Corsi said that according to the "Vattel standard" – outlined in Emmerich Vattel's influential 1758 treatise – Cruz doesn't qualify. Vattel, who Corsi contends was a source for the Founding Fathers, defined "natural born" as having been born on the country's soil to two citizen parents.

But Corsi emphasized that no one can say definitively whether or not Cruz is eligible until the U.S. Supreme Court interprets the term "natural born."

The WND Superstore has the resources you need to understand the critical constitutional issues regarding the qualifications for the person responsible for the nation's security.

Colmes, the left side of the old Fox News "Hannity & Colmes" show, asked Corsi  if he would be "going after Cruz the same way you went after" Obama.

Corsi, the author of the 2011 book "Where's the Birth Certificate," pointed out he already has published a story regarding Cruz's eligibility.

"I want to see the Supreme Court, ultimately, make a determination on this issue and settle it," Corsi said.

In a WND story published Monday, Corsi reported that both Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is also a candidate for the party's nomination, are the subjects of court challenges brought by Democrats regarding their eligibility.

Colmes asked if the issue it still worth debating.

"It's a major issue, Alan, and it's going to continue to be an issue," Corsi said.

"We've got more and more people in the United States who are here through various naturalization and immigration procedures. And the question is, increasingly, [are] foreigners born of foreign parents ... the only ones who are not natural born?"


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/2853204/#zCogrPyCjiRCKgJA.99

Cruz's birth certificate is Canadian. Your NOT allowed to be President of the USA

(http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20130818-cruz_0819nat_32638724.jpg.ece/BINARY/w940/CRUZ_0819NAT_32638724.JPG)

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20130818-born-in-canada-ted-cruz-became-a-citizen-of-that-country-as-well-as-u.s..ece


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 21, 2016, 05:32:26 pm
http://news.yahoo.com/wooed-trump-young-us-evangelicals-face-dilemma-181718648.html
Wooed by Trump, young US evangelicals face a dilemma
1/21/16

Lynchburg (United States) (AFP) - The young evangelical Christians at Liberty University in Virginia, a coveted voting bloc wooed this week by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, are facing a bit of a dilemma.

Should they vote as most evangelicals have in the past, for a "pro-life" anti-abortion candidate, or should they embrace a new set of values?

Daniel Timm, a 26-year-old student at the university in Lynchburg, skipped Trump's speech on Monday -- he went to class instead. He says he has yet to make up his mind over which Republican White House hopeful to back.

His Bible in hand, Timm attended Sunday evening services at Grace Presbyterian Church, a red brick building in an industrial area on the outskirts of town.

"The values I appreciate in a candidate are honesty and being pro-life. Those are major things I look for," Timm said after a service attended by some 20 worshippers.

A regular church-goer, Timm says he is torn between backing Trump and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

"Both Paul and Trump intend to talk about things that other candidates refuse to talk about, like immigration," he said.

"They both professed to be Christian men, and I'll take their words on that," he added, dodging debate on whether Trump -- who misquoted a Bible verse on Monday -- really is a man of faith or just tries to project that image.

In any case, Trump's offensive in this land of evangelical Christians has seen some success.

Many young people on hand Monday said they saw the billionaire real estate tycoon as a man willing to eschew political correctness, even perhaps to try to restore the role of Christianity in multi-faith US society.

Some 11,000 people, most of them young, turned out to hear Trump, who depicted himself as a protector of Christianity.

Paul, who hails from the Tea Party faction of the Republican party, is very popular among young people. Within that demographic, he is even overshadowing Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

The candidates clearly favored by evangelical voters in opinion polls -- Cruz, Paul or Trump -- do not have the same success with young voters.

"If he (Trump) claims to be a Christian or that he truly believes in Christ, it's not very apparent," said 18-year-old student Joschua McMillion, who skipped the Trump rally, instead joining a small group protesting his campus visit.

McMillion, who is African-American, said Democrat Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who has spoken of the Black Lives Matter movement and the racial problems that plague the United States, including police violence against blacks.

"The main (Republican) candidates haven't said anything about this," McMillion said, adding that it was increasingly likely he would vote for Sanders even though he is a Democrat.

"He's my favorite at this point," McMillion said.

Like McMillion, many young evangelicals attach a lot of importance to Christian values. But they are shaking up the hierarchy of priorities, stressing social issues sometimes associated with the political left.

Abortion and same-sex marriage are important issues, said 22-year-old student Meredith Fuller.

"I don't know if I would feel comfortable controlling someone else's choices, so I don't know if I would feel comfortable with someone controlling my choices either," she said.

For now, Fuller says she does not know who she will vote for "because I don't see any of them voicing concern about issues that concern me in particular" such as the fate of "people who are being marginalized by society."

Fuller said her opinions do not represent those of most students at Liberty University. But she is less and less isolated.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on January 24, 2016, 04:50:32 am
Anti-Christian Gay Group Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The homosexual Human Rights Campaign is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. The decision was unanimously reached by HRC’s 32-member board of directors. The group praised President Obama for the progress made on the homosexual agenda during his administration, including homosexuals in the military and the imposition of homosexual marriage on the country through the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision. The $50 million-a-year pressure group seems worried about the coming election. Even though the group claims substantial numbers of Republicans support the gay agenda: “the leading Republican candidates have threatened to halt progress as well as revoke, repeal, and overturn gains made during President Obama’s two terms.” ..

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/19/anti-christian-gay-group-endorses-hillary-clinton-president/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 24, 2016, 01:08:30 pm
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1 Corinthians 4:10  We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
1Co 4:11  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
1Co 4:12  And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
1Co 4:13  Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
1Co 4:14  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-im-president-christianity-power-195834887.html
TRUMP: If I'm president, 'Christianity will have power' in the US
1/23/16

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump suggested on Saturday that he would have had "less difficulty" if he had proposed barring Christians from entering the US instead of Muslims.
Last December, the Republican presidential front-runner ignited a national firestorm by proposing to suspend all Muslim immigration and tourist travel into the US.

"If I said that about Christians, and if I said 'banned,' I'm telling you I would have had less difficulty," Trump said Saturday. "And that's pretty sad, because we're Christians. I'm Protestant. I'm Presbyterian."

Some of Trump's critics have questioned the sincerity of his faith, noting that the real-estate mogul recently said he doesn't like to ask God for forgiveness.

But Trump unequivocally embraced the evangelical Christian community throughout the start of his Saturday speech in Sioux Center, Iowa.

"I'm a true believer. And you're many true believers — I hope all — is everybody a true believer in this room? I think so. But Christianity is under tremendous siege," Trump told supporters at Dordt College, a Christian liberal-arts school.

The real-estate mogul lamented that Christians do not wield as much political influence in the US as they could.

"The power of our group of people together, I mean, if you add it up ... it could be 240, 250 million. And yet we don't exert the power that we should have. Now, I think some of the churches are afraid of their tax status, to be honest," he said.

"But you know the fact is that there is nothing the politicians can do to you if you band together. You have too much power. But the Christians don't use their power," Trump said. "We have to strengthen. Because we are getting — if you look, it's death by a million cuts — we are getting less and less and less powerful in terms of a religion, and in terms of a force," he continued.

Trump then complained that big department stores do not say "merry Christmas" during the holidays.

"When they don't want to say 'merry Christmas' in department stores anymore. I won't shop at places that don't say 'merry Christmas.' Guess what? I don't too much shopping," he said to applause. "No, no, it's true. When I see these stores, and they have a red wall and they have nothing on it. They don't want to say 'merry Christmas' anymore. I say, 'Why don't you say merry Christmas?'"

Trump vowed to change the department-store situation when it comes to wishing people "merry Christmas."

"I'll tell you one thing: I get elected president, we're going to be saying 'merry Christmas' again. Just remember that," he said. "And by the way, Christianity will have power, without having to form."

He added: "Because if I'm there, you're going to have plenty of power. You don't need anybody else. You're going to have somebody representing you very, very well. Remember that."


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on January 27, 2016, 08:11:21 pm
Trump and Fox at war: Neither side is backing down
 :D

One day after publicly duking it out, Donald Trump and Fox News have retreated to their corners. And now everyone's wondering what will happen on Thursday night.

Trump says he will skip Fox's debate and hold a "special event" to raise money for veterans. The event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, will start right at 9 p.m. Eastern, the same time as the debate, creating a high-stakes ratings competition straight out of a network executive's dream.

Fox has removed Trump's photo from its debate promos. The network is staunchly defending its host, Trump's nemesis Megyn Kelly, who will co-moderate on Thursday.

Still, Trump will be making an appearance on the network on Wednesday night: A pre-taped interview with Bill O'Reilly will air on "The O'Reilly Factor," at 8 p.m. Kelly's show follows at 9 p.m.

Trump essentially called Kelly a "bimbo" on Wednesday morning in a backhanded tweet that: "I refuse to call Megyn Kelly a bimbo, because that would not be politically correct. Instead I will only call her a lightweight reporter!"

rest: http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/27/media/donald-trump-debate-fox-megyn-kelly/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on January 28, 2016, 04:41:58 am
Disgusting! FOX News-Google Invited Muslim Activist, Sanders Supporter and Illegal Alien to Ambush Trump at Debate

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/disgusting-fox-news-invited-muslim-activist-bernie-sanders-supporter-and-mexican-dreamer-to-debate-to-bash-trump/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 28, 2016, 10:22:24 am
Disgusting! FOX News-Google Invited Muslim Activist, Sanders Supporter and Illegal Alien to Ambush Trump at Debate

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/disgusting-fox-news-invited-muslim-activist-bernie-sanders-supporter-and-mexican-dreamer-to-debate-to-bash-trump/

FOX News' whole "fair and balanced" nonsense was a scam to begin with - they tried to fool everyone into thinking how they were doing good by bringing in an "equal" number of "conservatives" and "liberals".

Guess what - these liberal puppets on their did just that...PUSH liberalism agendas! Juan Williams? Anyone?

Fair and balanced news coverage is OBJECTIVE news coverage, NOT subjective views by anyone!

With that being said, I wonder what the next MSM flavour du jour network will be when FOX goes down.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 28, 2016, 11:29:24 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM7lCH5Gfxo


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on January 28, 2016, 05:25:22 pm
(https://agingcapriciously.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/voting-republican1.jpg)

(http://www.returnofkings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/VoteForNobody.jpg)

(http://www.joeclifford.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/mark-twain-vote.jpg)



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 02, 2016, 05:49:55 pm
“To God be the Glory”, Says Ted Cruz After Sweeping Trump in Iowa Caucus

The surprising results of Monday’s Iowa caucuses are in, and Senator Ted Cruz is the clear Republican winner, upsetting Donald Trump’s frontrunner status in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. “To God be the glory!” Cruz cried to a crowd of his supporters after winning 27.7 percent of the vote. “Tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across Iowa and all across this great nation.” 
http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/60370/to-god-be-the-glory-says-ted-cruz-after-sweeping-trump-in-iowa-caucus-jerusalem/?utm_source=Breaking+Israel+News&utm_campaign=0409db4daf-BIN_morning_2_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b6d3627f72-0409db4daf-86610633

Ted "the Penguin" Cruz, gave glory to God as him ans his people were spreading lies during the caucus.

First on CNN: Ted Cruz apologizes to Ben Carson

Republican Ben Carson Tuesday called for the firing of a Ted Cruz campaign staffer who said the retired neurosurgeon was planning to drop out.

"I think whoever is responsible for blatant lying should be dismissed, absolutely. Unless that kind of behavior is acceptable in your campaign culture," Carson told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead."

One day after winning the Iowa caucuses, Cruz issued an apology to Carson after his staff falsely told Iowa caucusgoers that Carson planned to quit the race, calling it a "mistake."

rest: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/02/politics/ted-cruz-ben-carson-apology/index.html

ALSO!

Republican Cruz apologizes for email implying Carson might exit race

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz apologized to Ben Carson on Tuesday over an email his campaign sent on Monday night that implied Carson was about to drop out of the race and that his Iowa backers should be urged to vote for Cruz instead.

A staffer for Cruz sent the email after rumors began circulating that Carson would return to Florida following Iowa's caucuses on Monday rather than go straight to New Hampshire or South Carolina, other early voting states in the state-by-state nominating contests for the Nov. 8 election.

"The press is reporting that Dr. Ben Carson is taking time off from the campaign trail after Iowa and making a big announcement next week," the email read, according to CNN.

"Please inform any Carson caucusgoers of this news and urge them to caucus for Ted Cruz."

Carson said he was simply leaving Iowa to avoid a winter storm and to get fresh clothes before continuing his campaign on Wednesday.

The retired neurosurgeon, who said his fourth-place performance in Iowa would have been better had the email never been sent, criticized the move as "a dirty trick" and said the Cruz campaign should face some kind of consequences.

"What this does is makes me more determined than ever to try to save our country," Carson said on Fox News on Tuesday.

In an apology released on Tuesday afternoon, Cruz, who won the Iowa Republican caucuses, categorized the email as a regular update the campaign would send to grassroots leaders. But the U.S. senator from Texas acknowledged another email should have been sent once Carson clarified he was not dropping out.

"This was a mistake from our end, and for that I apologize to Dr. Carson," Cruz wrote.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said he would not interfere in the situation.

"You take them at their word for it, and you move on to the next state," he said on CNN.

The question remains whether the dispute will hurt Cruz, a favorite of conservative evangelicals looking to win over Carson supporters should Carson drop out.

Dartmouth University political scientist Linda Fowler said it could hurt Cruz if other candidates start to pick up on the interaction and say: "There's a reason why nobody likes Ted Cruz, and here it is."

http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2016/feb/02/republican-cruz-apologizes-for-email-implying-carson-might-exit-race/

Ted Cruz is nothing but a crook and a phony also.

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/batman/images/4/42/The_Penguin_2.png/revision/latest?cb=20090728173434)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 02, 2016, 07:31:34 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/is-hillary-clinton-lucky-enough-to-win-6-coin-tosses-in-a-row/
IS HILLARY CLINTON ‘LUCKY ENOUGH’ TO WIN 6 COIN TOSSES IN A ROW? YEP!
A Clinton supporter correctly called “heads” on a quarter flipped in the air, and Clinton received a fifth delegate. The same thing happened at precincts in Des Moines, Newton, West Branch, and Davenport.

2/2/16

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS WILL NOT BE AMUSED TO LEARN THAT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE AWARDED SIX DEADLOCKED PRECINCTS, OUT OF 99 PRECINCTS TOTAL, TO HILLARY CLINTON WITH A LITERAL COIN TOSS.

Only Hillary Clinton could pull this off. As you will read below, the race between the “Benghazi Coverup Queen” Hillary Clinton and “Mr. Free Stuff” Bernie Sanders was decided by, of all things, a coin toss in Iowa last night. A precinct was so close that it had to be settled with a coin toss, and no surprise, Killary won it. Then she won it in the next precinct, and the one after that, and again, again, and finally a staggering 6 times in a row! Now we don’t care about any race between two liberals, but obviously Hillary Clinton winning 6 coin tosses in a row was either completely fixed…or the miracle of the century.

Here’s how it went down: A total of 484 eligible caucus attendees were initially recorded at the site. But when each candidate’s preference group was counted, Clinton had 240 supporters, Sanders had 179 and Martin O’Malley had five (causing him to be declared non-viable).

Those figures add up to just 424 participants, leaving 60 apparently missing. When those numbers were plugged into the formula that determines delegate allocations, Clinton received four delegates and Sanders received three — leaving one delegate unassigned.

Unable to account for that numerical discrepancy and the orphan delegate it produced, the Sanders campaign challenged the results and precinct leaders called a Democratic Party hot line set up to advise on such situations.

PARTY OFFICIALS RECOMMENDED THEY SETTLE THE DISPUTE WITH A COIN TOSS.

A Clinton supporter correctly called “heads” on a quarter flipped in the air, and Clinton received a fifth delegate. The same thing happened at precincts in Des Moines, Newton, West Branch, and Davenport.

Everyone who isn’t getting paid by Hillary Clinton knows the truth: Iowa was a devastating blow to her, and Sanders is correct to trumpet “a come-from-behind campaign for the history books.”

THE ONE THING HE COULDN’T POSSIBLE HAVE FORESEEN IS THAT CLINTON WOULD DEFY 64-TO-1 ODDS AND WIN SIX COIN TOSSES IN A ROW.

Of course, Clinton fans know this isn’t the first time she’s beaten long odds. In the Miracle of the Cattle Futures, for example, Clinton turned a $1,000 investment into $100,000 in no time flat, despite having no experience in the highly volatile commodities market.

Isn’t she just the “luckiest” person you ever met?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 04, 2016, 09:19:09 pm
This is actually scary; how can you call yourself a pastor and do this in Jesus's name?

‘Pastors’ Lay Hands on ‘President-to-Be Clinton’ to ‘Decree and Declare Favor of the Lord’

Dozens of African American “pastors” from across the nation recently gathered at a private event for pro-abortion, homosexual “marriage” advocate Hillary Clinton, and laid hands on her to “decree and declare the favor of the Lord” on her for the presidency.

“Until He comes again, Secretary Clinton and President-to-be Clinton, we decree and declare from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet that the favor of the Lord will surround you like a shield, in Jesus’ name,” the clergy said, repeating after Kirbyjon Caldwell, who leads Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston.

Clinton had traveled to Philadelphia last Wednesday for two events, one a fundraiser at Franklin Square Capital Partners in South Philadelphia, and the other a meeting with the ministers at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. An estimated 100 black clergy had been invited to attend the event with the Democratic candidate, but half of those invited were present.

Clinton nodded as those gathered around her laid hands on her and engaged in the “decree and declare” practice.

Cynthia Hale of Ray of Hope Christian Church in Decatur, Georgia and Otis Moss Jr., pastor emeritus of Olive Institutional Baptist Church in LaGrange, Georgia moderated the event, according to the Philadelphia Tribune. Clinton spoke to those gathered about various issues, such as gun violence, treatment of blacks by law enforcement and the economy.

“I want to be your partner, not just your president,” she also said.

According to NBC News, at the conclusion of the meeting, 28 of the 50 clergy present pledged their support to a Clinton presidency, including Mother Bethel’s Mark Kelly Tyler.

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“I’m not saying that I’m voting for her just because she’s a woman but I’m certainly voting for her because she’s qualified, she’s capable, she’s ready to lead and the fact that she’s a woman is a plus,” he said. “We need to diversify our country.”

However, some ministers nationwide have spoken out against Hillary Clinton, noting that her beliefs and policies run contrary to the word of God.

“I hate the radical departure from holiness that our country continues to take, all while people stand by and cheer our ‘progress.’ God loathes homosexuality (not the homosexual) and yet many in America embrace homosexual marriage. Is God pleased? Ask Sodom and Gomorrah,” writes Bryan Ridenour on his blog “America, Look Up.”

“We slaughter over one million babies per year in the womb. The number’s staggering. Are Christians supposed to remain mum about this tragic court-approved holocaust? Is God pleased if we just look the other way?” he said. “When a candidate idolizes Margaret Sanger and is a darling of Emily’s List, conservatives need to run, not walk, in the other direction.”

Ridenour said that God will hold His people responsible for who they choose as their leader.

“If a church member asks in 2016 if I can support Hillary Clinton, I can unequivocally respond, ‘Not in this lifetime,’” he stated. “If we vote for leaders who support abortion on demand, then we essentially hold the surgical knife that strips life from the womb. If we vote for leaders who support and champion gay marriage, we in effect officiate at their ceremonies. God holds us accountable for what we do behind the voting booth curtain.”

“To those apathetic to the spiritual condition of America, we cannot expect God’s blessing if we kowtow to Hollywood’s mores and Washington’s track record of lies and deceit,” Ridenour said. “If we love America, we must bitterly cling to the Bible and our constitutional and God-given rights. Let’s not forget: ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…’ Psalm 33:12.”

https://youtu.be/vutQv2MHBXg

http://christiannews.net/2016/02/04/pastors-lay-hands-on-president-to-be-clinton-to-decree-and-declare-favor-of-the-lord/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 06, 2016, 03:55:29 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdCYMvaUcrA

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 06, 2016, 06:58:12 pm
Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat

Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves — and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs.

Several dozen people have flocked to Aartistic Tattoo in Montpelier, Vermont, to get a free tattoo of the senator, complete with his unkempt hair and thick-rimmed glasses.

The Burlington Free Press reports (bfpne.ws/1QMWh2o) that the promotion began a week ago. Tattoo artist Chad Fay says it will run as long as Sanders does.

Tattoo artist Jessica Andrew tells the newspaper she inked Sanders' image on eight people in two days. Fay says he's done at least 15 tattoos of Sanders in the past week.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e0e56970872d4bb1955dcd5171a7ecda/branded-bernie-dozens-get-inked-free-sanders-tat


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 06, 2016, 09:01:02 pm
Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat

Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves — and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs.

Several dozen people have flocked to Aartistic Tattoo in Montpelier, Vermont, to get a free tattoo of the senator, complete with his unkempt hair and thick-rimmed glasses.

The Burlington Free Press reports (bfpne.ws/1QMWh2o) that the promotion began a week ago. Tattoo artist Chad Fay says it will run as long as Sanders does.

Tattoo artist Jessica Andrew tells the newspaper she inked Sanders' image on eight people in two days. Fay says he's done at least 15 tattoos of Sanders in the past week.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e0e56970872d4bb1955dcd5171a7ecda/branded-bernie-dozens-get-inked-free-sanders-tat

I was just about to post this video in another thread, and another section of the forum. But will go ahead and post it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3RClhTSfTE


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 08, 2016, 04:31:44 pm
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/bush-i-will-not-blame-obama-for-a-single-thing%e2%80%99/ar-BBpfNw7?ocid=spartandhp
2/8/16
Bush: I will not blame Obama 'for a single thing’

Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president.

“My pledge to you – when I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. "The day that I’m sworn into office, I’m on watch – whatever it is.

“I am really tired of politicians that blame their predecessors,” the Republican White House hopeful added. "I have a personal kind of feeling about it having watched it for a while.

“I hope you want a president who actually accepts accountability and responsibility, but also has the skills to fix the mess that exists. I hope you want a leader who’s focused like a laser beam on the mess in Washington, D.C.”

Bush then took aim at GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, arguing the billionaire is trampling everyday Americans underfoot for his own benefit.

“I’m tired of politicians that push down a group of people to make themselves look better,” the former Florida governor said.

“Donald Trump organizes his campaign around disparaging people as a sign of strength,” Bush said, one day before New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary. "It’s not strong to insult women. It’s not strong to castigate Hispanics. It’s not strong to ridicule the disabled.”

Bush additionally railed against the partisan fault-lines dividing the nation into warring factions who cannot cooperate for the greater good.

“Basically in Washington we have two armed camps,” he said. "We’ve got the red camp and the blue camp.

"They don’t talk to each other, there’s no personal trust, there’s no friendship [and] there’s no assumption that somebody who might not agree with you might just be wrong [and that] they might not be bad.”

Bush is making his final push for the support of New Hampshire’s voters before ballots are cast there on Tuesday. He trails Trump by about 22 points in the Granite State, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 09, 2016, 09:37:52 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0OeeiZxyD8


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 09, 2016, 09:43:46 pm
Kenneth Copeland Says Ted Cruz ‘Called and Anointed’ for Presidency at Conference With Raphael Cruz

Raphael Cruz, the father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, recently spoke at a minister’s conference hosted by Texas prosperity preacher Kenneth Copeland, during which time Copeland declared Cruz to be “called and anointed” for the presidency.

Cruz appeared at the Jan. 19 KCM Minister’s Conference in Fort Worth, where he spoke about the biblical standards for voting and the need to reclaim America for Christ.

“If the wicked are in authority, they are going to legislate their wicked brand of morality,” he proclaimed.

Prior to taking the stage, Copeland declared in his introduction of Cruz, “I believe with all my heart that his son is called and anointed to be the next president of the United States.”

“To God be all the glory. It’s an honor to be here with you,” Cruz said, patting Copeland’s arm, “and with all of you people here.”

At the end of his teaching, Copeland asked Cruz to outline how the family spent time in prayer before his son announced his candidacy for office. Cruz said that his son had spent six months praying, and recalled the day that the family gathered in his pastor’s office praying for two hours.

“I remember the final word came from Ted’s wife, from Heidi, and the word from the Lord was, ‘Seek My face, not My Hand,'” he stated. “[I ]t was as if a cloud of the Holy Spirit descended on that room. And all of a sudden we were all worshiping.”

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“And the words that came out from Ted’s mouth were, ‘Here am I, Lord, use me. Let Your will be done,'” Cruz outlined. “It was total brokenness, and I’ll tell you, I believe that God has raised him up for such a time as this.”

Copeland and other word of faith preachers, such as Jerry Saville and Keith Moore, laid hands on Cruz and prayed for strength and boldness for the preacher. Copeland’s son-in-law George Pearsons then prayed that prophesies of a “new birth” of the nation would come to pass, where prayer would return to schools and abortion abolished.

As previously reported, around the same time that Copeland asserted that Cruz was “called and anointed” by God to be president, a group of 50 African American pastors gathered in Philadelphia to lay hands on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to “decree and declare the favor of the Lord” on her for the presidency.

In November, leadership and motivational speaker Lance Wallnau declared that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had been given “an anointing for the mantle of government.”

“God has given this man an anointing for the mantle of government in the United States and he will prosper,” Wallnau asserted.

Copeland was also among those present in October when over 30 members of the clergy met with Trump at his New York City tower and laid hands on him to pray for his potential presidency.

“[W]e ask you today to give this man your wisdom, boldly. Make sure and certain that he hears You. Manifest Yourself to him,” he prayed. “And we thank You and praise You for a bold man, a strong man and an obedient man.”

http://christiannews.net/2016/02/09/kenneth-copeland-says-ted-cruz-called-and-anointed-for-presidency-at-conference-with-raphael-cruz/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 10, 2016, 04:57:06 pm
http://christinesmith.us/wordpress/2012/10/17/why-a-christian-should-not-vote/
10/17/12
Why A Christian Should Not Vote

Why A Christian Should Not Vote

It’s everywhere: analysis of Christian voters and where their loyalty will be in the voting booth, what will the “Christian left” and “Christian right” do, along with tons of various denominational messages such as advocating prayer for God’s intervention in the upcoming presidential election.

One thing is obvious, I can tell who their loyalty is NOT with – and that’s God.

Those who have secularized God have done a terrific propaganda campaign, so much so most of you think you are doing God’s will by voting and otherwise trying to influence government.

As one who believes in freedom, in non-aggression, in love, I reject voting. Any individual who believes in freedom, and wishes to be consistent in their professed principle, upon logical examination must come to the same conclusion. Voting is only for those who wish to impose/force their will upon another.

It is my brothers and sisters in Christ who I address in this piece, for no more egregious inconsistency (hypocrisy) do I see than the popular notion that voting is a civic duty a Christian should or must do, indeed some Christians and mainstream churches seem to nearly equate non-voting with sin…nothing is farther from the truth.

God’s Will Or Man’s?

I write this for fellow Christians, regardless of your particular faith or denomination or lack thereof. My message is for all who share one common denominator: A desire to evince God’s will in your life. For no matter the differences among Christian believers, the desire to serve God, to honor and remain true to our faith in our Heavenly Father, to do His will at all times, is the most important characteristic serious Christians share. To you, I share what I’ve learned after many years of experience in politics, years of devoutly seeking an understanding of living God’s will, and years of falsely believing I was being obedient to God by trying to influence electoral politics.

The majority of Christians, indeed the majority of Christian churches these days, proclaim the identical message of the godless world – that voting is a civic duty, a responsibility, an obligation to their country, their fellow man, and even unto God. There is little, if any difference, between Christian voices and worldly voices when it comes to voting. But I believe such churches, pastors, and followers of this social doctrine have accepted a dangerous deception. They have gone so far as to not only mistakenly believe a lie, but to cement it with a supposed stamp of God’s approval when it is actually, I believe, an unscriptural, unholy, and faithless act against God’s will. You either place your faith in God, or in man – as a Christian, trying to combine the two leads you away from truth and into darkness.

Two Kingdoms, Two Masters

Look at this way, there are two kingdoms we as Christians know of. The kingdom of God. The kingdom of man. The kingdom of God consists of those who, as I stated above, seek God’s will above their own and all others. The kingdom of man consists of those who place the mind of man, of itself, above all else.

Jesus told us, “…My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.” (John 18:36, KJV)

Jesus never asked his followers to concern themselves voluntarily with the ways of the world. He didn’t instruct them to get involved in Roman politics to try and lessen Roman oppression by working within their system. He did not encourage them to choose politics as a means to spread their light. No. On the contrary, He encouraged sharing their truth through the way they treated all others, so that you, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16, KJV)

And as we are told, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Matthew 6:24, KJV). “Mammon” can, of course, refer to any worldly gain, power in any of its worldly forms.

With two kingdoms, there are two masters. The kingdom of man is the one you find yourself living in, but not spiritually part of. Jesus makes this clear in John 17:11-16, which I recommend every Christian meditate deeply upon, I quote: “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” (KJV)

So what does “my joy fulfilled in themselves” mean? And “that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.”?

Christianizing The Secular and Worldly

Those who choose to be citizens of God’s will, so to speak, often find themselves at odds with the world around them. This should be no surprise, Jesus was persecuted, of course you will be. But does this mean you try to Christianize worldly activities of the faithless to fit in? Or perhaps, as many Christians rationalize political participation, to help God do his work on earth?

Thinking God needs you to intervene in a God-less faithless based system of men trying to control other men is diametrically opposed to His instruction. The Bible clearly teaches that God is well aware of every nation, and every man-made political system, government, and each of its rulers. And that, they, even in their evil, are part of His greater plan.

Never does God ask his people to try and gain political power nor influence it. He leaves the faithless to their political systems and to their ultimate demise. He doesn’t ask nor need you to try to change the outcomes. All will occur according to His greater plan of which you know nothing or little, and which does not need your joining with the evil forces of the world to try and do something for God. You should stand apart from their worldly activities, and focus on living your Godly life. Participation in the electoral system is a temptation to join in a worldly faithless activity; only evil will come into your life because of it.

Participation in the world’s elections, does not bring the “joy” Jesus was speaking of which he wanted you to have. Joy is of the light, of the blessings, of the pure. Take a look at the Sermon on the Mount – are politicians or governments mentioned – No. Every reference made is to those who are living their faith in their daily life. All the abundances of true joy emanate from following God’s will and living in such a manner as to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16, KJV)

Good works refers to how you live every day. It’s referencing how you treat others, for the way you relate to others either makes them want to know more of what you believe and of your God, or it will repel them. Never did Jesus teach a follower of his should try to impose their will on another. He told us to preach, to teach, to share…not to try and use man’s government to force them to live as you do. Let others see the joy in your life, the happiness, the contentment…and when they seek to hear how you’ve become this way, you direct them to the faith you possess.

Voting is the way that the majority of people try to impose their will, their beliefs, their ideas, their concepts, their desires, upon others. It is a way to choose “representatives” who will legally steal (taxes) from your neighbors in order to give you what you want. Yes, the world of man will continue as it is, becoming mired into even greater darkness, but you, if faithful to God, should have no willing part in trying to reform it into a Christian entity – because it is not….never has been…never will be. It is not through force or violence (which all of government is based upon) by which you, as a child of God, should try to affect change – but in living a Godly loving life exemplifying that which you profess to believe.

Test Religious Teachings

But all too often, Christians succumb to the temptation to fall in with the worldly crowd for acceptance, and worse yet, their leaders add to this by indoctrinating them with falsehoods which though the opposite of their faithful calling make them feel more socially acceptable in their communities and thus begins their doing the bidding of evil. A true Christian must remember that religion still is of man, often pointing to God and His goodness, and helpful to one’s walk of faith, but by definition a religion involves differing men (often with good intentions) sharing their interpretations. This is why you, as a believer, must test every doctrine, even those from your church, within your own heart, seeking understanding that will come personally to you, to determine God’s will and to determine interpretations of the Scripture.

No other human being necessarily has any greater capacity than yourself to determine truth…to sort truth from falsehood…to determine what it means for you to live within God’s will. Listen to others, pray, ponder…but never blindly accept any other’s teaching above what your heart informs you to be so.

Your church, your spiritual teacher, your fellow Christians may be completely correct on some matters and completely wrong on others. All are mere human beings, no more, no less, than you. Thus, you must examine anything they want you to do or not do to see if it really is of God, for much of what Christians do today is sadly of man but mistakenly attributed to God, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:14, KJV)

Deception of the faithful comes in many forms, and once accepted by one, it spreads to those who honor and respect them. This is why you, as a Christian, must always examine everything in prayer and supplication, regardless of who is teaching it. They may be your teacher in some areas, and you may be theirs in other important areas. Sadly, for all its remaining good, mainstream religion has become much like mainstream media – untrustworthy – you’ll get the truth sometimes, but also you’ll often get truth laced with lies – that’s the most dangerous kind of deception because its insidiously powerful. Sometimes they may propagate falsehood unknowingly and with good intentions (and sometimes perhaps with intentional deception).

A clear warning sign to all Christians about any matter should be observed and noted when the rhetoric of a Christian teacher is identical with that of the corrupt, faithless and humanistic majority. What better example of such a situation than the ‘get out and vote’ rhetoric you hear from the left/liberal and the right/conservative, the pro-war and the pro-peace, the pro-abortion and the pro-life, the faithful and the faithless, the believer and the atheist? How can a message be true when advocated by the diametrically opposed – it is because none of those who condone the current democratic system are opposed fundamentally – for all those I’ve mentioned who practice voting agree on the fundamental same thing: that man’s kingdom, man’s government, is the reality they live by, and that all solutions to mankind’s problems can come through man binding together, using his mind, to reform and make the world a better place. This fundamental deception now pervades Christian thought just as much as it does any God-less belief system. Consider, too, the prevalence of lies from government and its politicians; the rampant corruption and deceitfulness has become so commonplace it’s led to a most cynical perception of Americans about their government. Most politicians are nothing but minions of deceit, parasites, living off the toil of other men while simultaneously oppressing them. The only “god” they worship is power, but they are very good at deceiving Christians into thinking that their God wants them involved in the corrupt system, to better it, but as the saying goes, if the core is rotten…

Which brings us to the popular notion of “Christian candidates or “Christian politicians” and the “Christian vote.” Such terms should be repugnant to a follower of Christ as would be accepting the idea of “Christian Nazis.” Never should we join our faith in God and His will for our life with the secular world. Frankly, I speculate, based on my observation, that the majority of those calling themselves “Christian” who seek and who have obtained worldly political power are far from living the life Jesus taught us to live, but do find it handy and influential to claim to be of the faithful. Then there are those, a minute percentage I think, who are “Christian” per the definition I used at the beginning of this article, who have mistakenly accepted the false doctrine that they can serve God through the political arena. They think they are doing good and may can help others by using or changing the corrupt system. I was one of those, and I was wrong. All you’ll really change, and for the worse, is the quality of your life by filling your heart and mind with man’s strife instead of focusing your heart and mind on spirit and thus receiving and being a channel for God’s peace.

Ambassadors For Christ

The word “citizenship” is often used by those who seek to make you feel obligated to participate in their electoral system, but if a Christian, it is your Christian citizenship (so to speak) or one could say your heavenly citizenship of which you should concern yourself with only, not the political citizenship others would try and get you to believe in.

Beyond being citizens of God’s kingdom (even whilst here on earth), we can also be, as Paul told us, “ambassadors for Christ”. ( 2 Corinthians 5:20, KJV)

Patterning our life after Jesus requires us to live according to our Heavenly Father’s will, and to be receptive to sharing our faith, emphasis on sharing not forcing our faith upon others. Being an ambassador always means being a representative or messenger for another, for us this means representing Christ in all we do and sharing His message to those who seek to hear it. It means you voluntarily love one another, help the poor, feed the hungry, educate, teach, sharing what you have been blessed with…it does not mean trying to make others (who do not believe in this loving behavior) be the same way. All charity, all compassion, must be voluntarily given or else it will only in the long run serve to ironically exploit those it says it means to help – this is why government programs, based on stealing money from some to supposedly help others, always make social problems worse. True charity, justice, and peace, are the works of the faithful doing such works for those they encounter in their daily lives. To assign this to an entity comprised of other men is to not only falsely absolve your conscience of your duty as a Christian to help others, but is to condone every evil act that government does by condoning or validating its existence (and thus its evil actions) with your consent.

Respect Everyone’s Free Will As God Does

God respects your free will. Never has He forced you to believe, nor forced you to live righteously. Indeed, you can live any way you choose, within His will, or outside of it. He does nothing which restricts you from doing any behavior, but instead lets you decide which master you will follow. God never forces anyone to do His will. God forces you to do nothing. So then, why would you, as a Christian, ever arrogantly take it upon yourself to force other people, through the political system, to do your or what you perceive as His will? If God does not force others to live a certain way, why would you think you have the ethical, moral or righteous prerogative to do so? And that’s all elections and the government is about: forcing people to do the will of the men in power.

In the Bible, there are several references to how we as Christians should live, including Scriptures which have been twisted by churches to justify political involvement, and therefore misunderstood/misinterpreted by Christians who have never studied the origins (original meanings of texts/words) of said Scriptures. In all my personal study of the Bible, including the most often cited Scriptures used to validate governmental participation, I have discovered such Scriptures refer to the governance God intends for his followers amongst themselves – to our churches – never have I found any Scripture which instructs us to become part of the worldly governments man makes…meaning among those who share the same faith in God, we can choose to come together, because we share the same values and faith in God, to decide disputes amongst ourselves, for example (instead of going to man’s system to make decisions for us). Only Christians who voluntarily come together, amongst themselves, can choose democratic or representative solutions for disagreements, but for Christians to try and force others to conform to their beliefs is just as wrong as non-Christians trying to force Christians to conform to their value systems. You, as a Christian, may be subject to the tyranny around you, but you must not try to become a tyrant yourself. Jesus did not seek nor tell followers to gain control of the kingdoms of earth and He is our example.

Loyalty to God or Man?

You as a Christian have a loyalty only to God – never to a candidate, a political party, a government or a nation. You may decide to pray for anyone, including enemies, including politicians, to come to the knowledge and truth of God, but voluntary involvement within their systems is a mistake.

I think many Christians have good intentions when they participate in electoral politics, but as the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I believe to the degree you willingly participate in the worldly systems of man to that degree you will have hell in your life. It’s a symptom that you’re making a serious mistake. God’s will for you, on the other hand, is a heaven on earth not a hell on earth. Once you begin to raise your consciousness, and begin to see the illusion of electoral participation for the faithless act is, you no longer can join in it without exhibiting willful disobedience to God. Once you feel convicted in the heart that your previous (though with good intent) political involvement is not the will of God for you, you have a choice to make: Will you continue to serve the kingdom of man in its rebellion against God? Or will you now wholeheartedly use all you’ve been blessed with to lovingly help yourself, your loved ones, and in other ways you can voluntarily help alleviate suffering?

We, as Christians, must focus on our spiritual life, for the spirit knows of love, peace, and faith. The political life is of man and knows only fear, division, and disturbance. Politics is of man in his quest to be as God. This is why it will always bring heartache, pain, frustration, loss of peace, to those who endeavor to evince God’s will. How can a Christian condoning a system which God allows, but is not of Him, experience peace? A Christian must be consistent in giving their allegiance only to God, never compromising it by trying to use worldly constructs to achieve an end. Your resources God has blessed you with are to be used for you, for your family, for helping people, for sharing your understanding; to use those God-given blessings in the service of man’s wicked system can only bring unsettling experiences and disappointments because political involvement is not of God.

There is a powerfully beautiful Scripture in 2 Corinthians 5:20, KJV, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”

Often, we hear this referring to the spouse we choose in life, but it wasn’t just meant that way at all. It actually refers broadly warning against any close association of those in God’s will with those who choose darkness.

To join yourself, your heart, your mind, to any degree, to activities which the world and its lies will not only bring disturbance into your life, it will thereby make you a less effective ambassador of Christ. For your true work, while on earth, is to be in this world but not to become part of it – which means being wise enough to educate yourself, being caring enough to share what you have learned, and to do God’s work in your daily life by living according to his freeing principles which their world knows nothing of. You’ll find real peace there. Seek His guidance, and let God’s ways illuminate your path, not man’s ways.

Ponder what I have written. Pray. And remember, you can choose differently now, in this moment. You can right now forsake the meaningless (and evil) of their political system and its worldly elections, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7, KJV)

Trust God’s Love For You Not Man’s Fearful Ways

Let the faithless who do not seek the truth nor value listening to it when it is available do as they will, and suffer the heartache of the consequences they will bring upon themselves. The faithless, the complainers, the worriers, the apathetic, the naive fools, and the power-hungry will vote and will seek worldly power. The weak and faithless majority will foolishly take heed of what politician does this or that, they will debate the merits of various man-made political attempts to exact justice, they will voluntarily fork over their hard-earned money to the politicians and parties, they will cause themselves headaches fretting over worldly matters, they will have spent a considerable amount of their life doing things which amount to nothing…and the manipulative evil-doers will laugh in glee at the masses’ gullibility.

For the faithful Christian, it doesn’t matter who becomes county commissioner, congressman, or even who becomes president. Your well being is not dependent on the outcomes of elections. God knows all you have need of and provides for you, his precious child. He does not want you filled with anxiety like the rest of the world, he seeks you to be in perfect peace simply by following and by trusting Him in everything. The times of struggling to know who to vote for, evaluating who is the least objectionable according to your values, the money and time wasted which could have been used to enhance your life or the lives of others, will be no more once you clear yourself of this illusion which puts man’s world above God’s world. Choose to trust God’s love and the fear many men want you to have (so that they can manipulate your actions to serve their agendas) will be gone.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8, KJV)

You can decide now that life is about loving others as Jesus taught us to do, and that life (the Holy Spirit) gives you many opportunities to shine your light and to be a blessing to others, and that no longer will you waste precious moments of life and resources upon their spiritually insane world. You can begin to observe their crazy world and all its charades such as elections and politicians promising peace and prosperity, while withdrawing yourself from participating in its acts of fearful desperation and anxiety. From now on, you can wisely use every resource you’ve been given for yourself and those you love. You can learn, prepare, and be a strong Christian individual…strong in faith…strong in using your blessings completely wisely from now on…and do it all with a peaceful mind. The laws of God, the laws of faith, true freedom, does not come from man…and neither does the peace “that passeth all understanding.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 11, 2016, 07:47:16 pm
This media picture is one big reason to never vote for this guy.

(http://cdn.charismanews.com/images/stories/2016/02/Ted-Cruz-Halo-Reuters.jpg)

besides the fact that he is a lying, slimy politician, oh and he looks like the Penguin.  ;D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 11, 2016, 10:08:01 pm
Jeb is such a loser...  :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2IENjtsII8


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 12, 2016, 11:09:07 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ted-cruz-mobile-app-crew-siphons-user-data/

Not Trusted? Ted Cruz Mobile App ‘Cruz Crew’ Aggressively Siphoning User’s Personal Data

The Ted Cruz app prompts supporters to register using their Facebook logins, giving the campaign access to personal information such as name, age range, gender, location and photograph, plus lists of friends and relatives. Those without a Facebook account must either provide an email address or phone number to use the app.

2/12/16

Cruz Crew mobile app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters

It is ironically interesting that Ted Cruz, a longtime proponent of protecting citizens from government intrusions into our personal lives, is running a mobile app in his campaign that is so intrusive that it accesses your contact list on your phone, looks at your photographs, and reads your text messages.

Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz’s Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.

His “Cruz Crew” mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from its users’ phones — tracking their physical movements and mining the names and contact information for friends who might want nothing to do with his campaign.

That information and more is then fed into a vast database containing details about nearly every adult in the United States to build psychological profiles that target individual voters with uncanny accuracy. Cruz’s sophisticated analytics operation was heralded as key to his victory in Iowa earlier this month — the first proof, his campaign said, that the system has the potential to power him to the nomination.

Cruz’s campaign combines the information with data from a group called Cambridge Analytica, which has been involved in his efforts since fall 2014. A Cambridge investor, Robert Mercer, has given more money than anyone else to outside groups supporting Cruz.

The scope of Ted Cruz’s system is formidable. Cambridge’s database combines government and commercial data sets such as voter rolls and lists of people who liked certain Facebook posts, along with consumer data from grocery chains and other clients that can provide a voter’s preferred brand of toothpaste or whether he clips coupons. In Iowa, where identifying evangelical voters was key to Cruz’s victory strategy, Cambridge’s employees scoured the Internet for such useful information as church membership rolls.


Cambridge CEO Alexander Nix said the company categorizes every American into one of five basic personality types derived from academic research and up to 50,000 questionnaires conducted each month.

“We’ve quantified the personalities of every adult American,” Nix said. “We can reach out and target those different clusters with messages about the things they care about most, but that have been nuanced to resonate with their personality type.”

For example, a Cruz campaign worker about to knock on the door of a house would access information about the household’s members through the Cruz Crew app, receiving prepared scripts about what issues each person was likely to care about, modified to appeal to their personality.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 13, 2016, 05:36:13 pm
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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 14, 2016, 08:26:55 am
What is your guys opinion on Cruz?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 14, 2016, 08:35:55 am
What is your guys opinion on Cruz?

His wife worked for Goldman Sachs (and was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations) - so he more or less is another puppet of the establishment.

Rest assured - regardless of who gets elected in Nov - when 2017 rolls around, the next President will have record-breaking approval ratings after their first 100 days, but when the following end of the summer rolls around in August, the honeymoon will be over (when their approval ratings will plummet). By then, the American population will go back to more complaining and murmuring over wanting bigger tv sets, better iphones, better cars, bigger raises in their jobs, more vacation time, lower prices at movie theaters, lower gas prices, and pretty much more "stuff".


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 15, 2016, 05:57:09 pm
What is your guys opinion on Cruz?

A lying cheating politician. I will not vote for him for any reason what so ever. He is not Chrstian, heck he isn't even xtian. He is a liar and flip flopper that wil lsay and do ANYTHING to get elected.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 15, 2016, 08:11:34 pm
What is your guys opinion on Cruz?

 Ted Cruz Believes He Is An ‘Anointed King’ To Bring About The “End Times Wealth Transfer”

Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as "kings" to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the "Seven Mountains" mandate, and "bring the spoils of war to the priests", thus helping to bring about a prophesied "great transfer of wealth", from the "wicked" to righteous gentile believers.

Ted Cruz press people will tell you endlessly that he is a born-again Christian, and he may well be. But Ted Cruz is also a member of a strict fundamentalist branch of the Southern Baptist Church with deep roots in Dominionist theology and Charismatic Pentecostalism. His father Rafael Cruz is is a noted Dominionist preacher. One of the doctrines he preaches is the Charismatic prosperity heresy of something called “end times transfer of wealth“. This is not found anywhere in the Bible, and in fact is a ploy by the Charismatic movement to get their people to “tithe” at a higher level. This is the type of “Christianity” that is found in the Cruz household.

https://youtu.be/kNa5w9js48s

Dominion theology is also known as Christian reconstructionism and theonomy. Dominion theology states that biblical Christianity will rule all areas of society, personal and corporate. Christian reconstructionism reasons that society will be reconstructed by the Law of God as preached in the gospel and the Great Commission. Theonomy is a post-millennial view believing that all of the moral laws contained in the Old Testament are yet binding today.

    The misguided Dominionists believe that they have been “anointed and chosen” to “bring in the Kingdom” of the Lord Jesus Christ. This heresy is not found in the Bible. The Bible says in Revelation that the Kingdom will only come when the King, Jesus Christ, returns at the Second Coming. And it will not happen one moment before the return of Jesus Christ.

Rafael Cruz indicated that his son Ted is among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. They believe that they are working to “bring in the Kingdom” right here and now instead of waiting for it as the Bible says with Jesus Christ.

They have seized upon this verses in an attempt to prove their end times transfer of wealth heresy:

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Proverbs 13:22 (KJV)

Now where, in your wildest imagination, do you see God saying that there will be an “end times transfer of wealth” in that verse? Well, if you are a typical, lying Prosperity Gospel preaching Christian swindler, you see it rather clear. But this is one of the core teachings of Ted Cruz’s brand of Christianity.
This is what Seven Mountains Dominionism is:

Seven Mountains Dominionism, something that is preached and believed by the Cruz family, is a rank heresy to be avoided at all costs. In fact, this is so bad I think we can just about declare it to be a cult.

https://youtu.be/DAP5mQ6Kgtw

Ted Cruz must believe everything his dad is saying because there is no evidence that he ever refuted it. In fact, as this video shows you, these heretical preachers prayed over him and “anointed” him as an “end times king”. An anointing that Ted has fully and gratefully accepted.

Just thought you would like to know exactly what type of Christian Ted Cruz is. Now I don’t know about you, but as for me I do not want a president who thinks he’s an “end times king”. I want a president who thinks he’s a president ruling over an earthly nation, America, and not trying to “bring in the kingdom” that only Jesus Christ can, and will, bring in .

This world is not my home, and I am not “working for the kingdom” as these cultists teach. But I am looking for the Blessed Hope…

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ted-cruz-believes-he-is-an-anointed-king-for-end-times-transfer-of-wealth/

This is Ted Cruz
(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/batman/images/4/42/The_Penguin_2.png/revision/latest?cb=20090728173434)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 15, 2016, 08:19:08 pm
I can only imagine some of the vids to come of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQeRcrGVpoc


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 15, 2016, 08:41:01 pm
Ted Cruz Believes He Is An ‘Anointed King’ To Bring About The “End Times Wealth Transfer”

Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as "kings" to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the "Seven Mountains" mandate, and "bring the spoils of war to the priests", thus helping to bring about a prophesied "great transfer of wealth", from the "wicked" to righteous gentile believers.

Ted Cruz press people will tell you endlessly that he is a born-again Christian, and he may well be. But Ted Cruz is also a member of a strict fundamentalist branch of the Southern Baptist Church with deep roots in Dominionist theology and Charismatic Pentecostalism. His father Rafael Cruz is is a noted Dominionist preacher. One of the doctrines he preaches is the Charismatic prosperity heresy of something called “end times transfer of wealth“. This is not found anywhere in the Bible, and in fact is a ploy by the Charismatic movement to get their people to “tithe” at a higher level. This is the type of “Christianity” that is found in the Cruz household.

https://youtu.be/kNa5w9js48s

Dominion theology is also known as Christian reconstructionism and theonomy. Dominion theology states that biblical Christianity will rule all areas of society, personal and corporate. Christian reconstructionism reasons that society will be reconstructed by the Law of God as preached in the gospel and the Great Commission. Theonomy is a post-millennial view believing that all of the moral laws contained in the Old Testament are yet binding today.

    The misguided Dominionists believe that they have been “anointed and chosen” to “bring in the Kingdom” of the Lord Jesus Christ. This heresy is not found in the Bible. The Bible says in Revelation that the Kingdom will only come when the King, Jesus Christ, returns at the Second Coming. And it will not happen one moment before the return of Jesus Christ.

Rafael Cruz indicated that his son Ted is among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. They believe that they are working to “bring in the Kingdom” right here and now instead of waiting for it as the Bible says with Jesus Christ.

They have seized upon this verses in an attempt to prove their end times transfer of wealth heresy:

“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Proverbs 13:22 (KJV)

Now where, in your wildest imagination, do you see God saying that there will be an “end times transfer of wealth” in that verse? Well, if you are a typical, lying Prosperity Gospel preaching Christian swindler, you see it rather clear. But this is one of the core teachings of Ted Cruz’s brand of Christianity.
This is what Seven Mountains Dominionism is:

Seven Mountains Dominionism, something that is preached and believed by the Cruz family, is a rank heresy to be avoided at all costs. In fact, this is so bad I think we can just about declare it to be a cult.

https://youtu.be/DAP5mQ6Kgtw

Ted Cruz must believe everything his dad is saying because there is no evidence that he ever refuted it. In fact, as this video shows you, these heretical preachers prayed over him and “anointed” him as an “end times king”. An anointing that Ted has fully and gratefully accepted.

Just thought you would like to know exactly what type of Christian Ted Cruz is. Now I don’t know about you, but as for me I do not want a president who thinks he’s an “end times king”. I want a president who thinks he’s a president ruling over an earthly nation, America, and not trying to “bring in the kingdom” that only Jesus Christ can, and will, bring in .

This world is not my home, and I am not “working for the kingdom” as these cultists teach. But I am looking for the Blessed Hope…

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJV)

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ted-cruz-believes-he-is-an-anointed-king-for-end-times-transfer-of-wealth/

This is Ted Cruz
(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/batman/images/4/42/The_Penguin_2.png/revision/latest?cb=20090728173434)

(http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/tt31/honeywheeler/2cdkf89.jpg)

Cruz seems to have little likability in the general population; so I doubt he will win his parties nomination anyways.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 16, 2016, 06:21:58 pm
This is to much  :D

Jeb(!) Bush Forgot to Renew Domain “JebBush.com” …Guess Who Scooped It Up? (Trump)

Poor Jeb.

The guy is always a day late and a dollar short.

He’s soooo out of his element.

Now this…

With millions of dollars of donations the Jeb(!) campaign forgot to renew the domain – JebBush.com

Guess who scooped it up?

A Trump Supporter — It’s YUGE!

https://twitter.com/YUGE_TRUMP/status/699620970596728836?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Click on JebBush.com and it leads you here–>

(http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/trump-page-jeb-bush-575x272.jpg)

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/02/must-see-jeb-bush-forgot-to-renew-domain-jebbush-com-trump-supporter-scoops-it-up/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 16, 2016, 11:42:01 pm
Why is this guy even running? I doubt he can tie his own shoes

https://youtu.be/tEDf98fU4dg


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 17, 2016, 05:40:00 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/msnbc-contributor-says-donald-trumps-campaign-is-now-literally-unstoppable/
2/17/16

MSNBC Contributor Says Donald Trump’s Campaign Is Now ‘Literally Unstoppable’

After investing everything he’s invested to be confronted with this unstoppable machine that is the Trump campaign, it’s literally unstoppable. I’ve never, ever, encountered anything like it in my life covering politics, writing about politics.”


MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle says Donald Trump’s campaign is “literally unstoppable.”

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Barnicle added that South Carolina will be “the end of the Jeb Bush campaign.” Barnicle said, “Jon Meacham and I, we were talking earlier not only about the Trump phenomenon but this is pretty much going to be the end of the Jeb Bush campaign in South Carolina.

After investing everything he’s invested to be confronted with this unstoppable machine that is the Trump campaign, it’s literally unstoppable. I’ve never, ever, encountered anything like it in my life covering politics, writing about politics.”

“I’ve never heard of anything like it,” Barnicle argued. Trump’s campaign is “all-consuming with the crowds that gather in front of him.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 17, 2016, 07:33:26 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/msnbc-contributor-says-donald-trumps-campaign-is-now-literally-unstoppable/
2/17/16

MSNBC Contributor Says Donald Trump’s Campaign Is Now ‘Literally Unstoppable’

After investing everything he’s invested to be confronted with this unstoppable machine that is the Trump campaign, it’s literally unstoppable. I’ve never, ever, encountered anything like it in my life covering politics, writing about politics.”


MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle says Donald Trump’s campaign is “literally unstoppable.”

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Barnicle added that South Carolina will be “the end of the Jeb Bush campaign.” Barnicle said, “Jon Meacham and I, we were talking earlier not only about the Trump phenomenon but this is pretty much going to be the end of the Jeb Bush campaign in South Carolina.

After investing everything he’s invested to be confronted with this unstoppable machine that is the Trump campaign, it’s literally unstoppable. I’ve never, ever, encountered anything like it in my life covering politics, writing about politics.”

“I’ve never heard of anything like it,” Barnicle argued. Trump’s campaign is “all-consuming with the crowds that gather in front of him.

He's not the savior these conservatives think he is. I will trust Christ, not these politicians (which Trump now is).


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on February 17, 2016, 08:10:35 pm
I admit, I'm kind of surprised how down you guys are on voting.

I understand that every single one of the people running for president is flawed. Not one of them has an ideology that we agree with 100%. But to say we shouldn't vote is conceding defeat. Say whatever you want about the voting process (whether it's rigged, not rigged, etc.), but voting at the very MINIMUM tells the establishment where the American people stand and what they can get away with. If more Christians voted, I firmly believe there would be less liberal chaos going on in this country. Why do I say that? Because by Christians not voting, the establishment thinks that the people are going along with the program. They can't read our minds, they aren't God. They only know what we tell them.

For example, if Christian home schoolers weren't voting and being vocal, home schooling would be severely restricted across the country. Home school regulations here in my home state of Ohio have gotten more relaxed since the 1980s. Why? Because people are voting and having their voices heard. My wife and I are very big on defending home schooling rights (we have two small children); so we will vote for pro-home school government officials and legislation while continuing to be vocal about maintaining those rights until we are taken home.

I'm going to be voting for Ted Cruz, and if he doesn't make it, probably someone like John Kasich. Certainly not ideal candidates, but at least I know what I'm getting with them. If it ends up Trump vs. Clinton/Sanders, I might write someone in, though. Sanders to me is the worst option, even worse than Hitlery (can you believe that?!)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 17, 2016, 08:40:08 pm
I admit, I'm kind of surprised how down you guys are on voting.

I understand that every single one of the people running for president is flawed. Not one of them has an ideology that we agree with 100%. But to say we shouldn't vote is conceding defeat. Say whatever you want about the voting process (whether it's rigged, not rigged, etc.), but voting at the very MINIMUM tells the establishment where the American people stand and what they can get away with. If more Christians voted, I firmly believe there would be less liberal chaos going on in this country. Why do I say that? Because by Christians not voting, the establishment thinks that the people are going along with the program. They can't read our minds, they aren't God. They only know what we tell them.

For example, if Christian home schoolers weren't voting and being vocal, home schooling would be severely restricted across the country. Home school regulations here in my home state of Ohio have gotten more relaxed since the 1980s. Why? Because people are voting and having their voices heard. My wife and I are very big on defending home schooling rights (we have two small children); so we will vote for pro-home school government officials and legislation while continuing to be vocal about maintaining those rights until we are taken home.

I'm going to be voting for Ted Cruz, and if he doesn't make it, probably someone like John Kasich. Certainly not ideal candidates, but at least I know what I'm getting with them. If it ends up Trump vs. Clinton/Sanders, I might write someone in, though. Sanders to me is the worst option, even worse than Hitlery (can you believe that?!)

When I didn't let Christ guide my life, I thought Trump was the savior. He isn't. He's a megalomaniac, whose rarely been told 'No' in his life. I have noticed most of his supporters would identify as socially liberal, or this is what I have seen through the websites. Bernie and him both have this effect on people. Hillary is bland and doesn't have much natural support. Trump people do not realize the media demonizes Cruz more then it demonizes Trump; so by their own logic, Cruz is the true anti-Establishment candidate.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 18, 2016, 11:48:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=482o2lxpGhU


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 18, 2016, 11:52:47 am
Now the Pope is involved. On Trump's Reddit page, his supporters are denouncing the Pope as a "NWO Establishment". Very interesting. 


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 18, 2016, 01:37:54 pm
Now the Pope is involved. On Trump's Reddit page, his supporters are denouncing the Pope as a "NWO Establishment". Very interesting. 

And Trump will ultimately get the GOP nominee - pt being that all of this will only create more and more confusion - everyone pointing fingers at each other.

And all this will do is set Hillary up to get that big prize in Nov (which I believe she's been groomed for for many years).


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 18, 2016, 02:10:21 pm
And Trump will ultimately get the GOP nominee - pt being that all of this will only create more and more confusion - everyone pointing fingers at each other.

And all this will do is set Hillary up to get that big prize in Nov (which I believe she's been groomed for for many years).

I have thought this for a while.


Title: Marco Rubio won't call Hillary Clinton a 'traitor'
Post by: christistruth on February 18, 2016, 07:21:28 pm
Greenville, South Carolina (CNN)Sen. Marco Rubio declined to agree with a supporter who labeled Hillary Clinton a "traitor" at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, on Thursday, preferring instead to stick to his usual attacks on the former secretary of state's record.

Rubio was delivering the part of his stump speech where he criticizes the Democratic presidential candidates -- mocking Sen. Bernie Sanders for being a socialist and knocking Clinton for the Benghazi attack that occurred during her tenure at State.

A man in the intimate crowd at a Crossfit gym yelled, "She's a traitor!"

Rubio quickly disagreed with that label.

"I don't know, I wouldn't go that far, sir," Rubio said.

The man continued to shout about Benghazi, but the Florida senator took that as an opportunity to get back on track.

"Let's talk about Benghazi, I think that disqualifies her to be commander in chief," he said, picking up his stump speech again.

The crowd applauded and the man in the crowd remained quiet as he continued his rally.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who endorsed Rubio on Wednesday, was onstage next to him throughout.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/politics/marco-rubio-hillary-clinton-traitor/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/18/politics/marco-rubio-hillary-clinton-traitor/index.html)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 18, 2016, 09:12:08 pm
Same thing happened 8 years ago when someone asked John McCain (then Prez GOP candidate) over Obama's Muslim ties - he vehemently denied it. (and we know the rest of the story 8 years following) McCain ended up calling Obama a good man!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrnRU3ocIH4



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 19, 2016, 12:25:25 am
Pope says Trump 'not Christian' in a sign of global concern
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/pope-says-trump-not-christian-trump-calls-disgraceful-175531900.html

 :D That is to much. Frank!! Your not a Christian either.  :D


Also Frank...

VATICAN SURROUNDED BY WALLS...
http://www.theamericanmirror.com/photos-pope-calls-for-us-to-embrace-illegals-while-maintaining-massive-wall-around-vatican/

 :o seriously? Frank, you have walls to keep people out? Does that make you a hypocrite?   ;D what a tool.

Has most restrictive immigration, citizenship policies of any nation in world...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/24/pope-call-immigration-unlikely-change-debate/?page=all

 >:( really Frank? You dare to talk down to Trump for his policies? And this is yours? Not very christian there Frank. Well we have already established that your no Christian.

POPE NOW SAYS BIRTH CONTROL OK...
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_REL_POPE_ZIKA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Up next? abortions ok also, right Frank?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 19, 2016, 10:07:30 am
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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 19, 2016, 12:03:19 pm
http://www.vox.com/2016/2/18/11058038/ted-cruz-court
2/18/16
Bad news for Ted Cruz: his eligibility for president is going to court

The Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago has agreed to hear a lawsuit on Sen. Ted Cruz's eligibility for president — virtually ensuring that the issue dominates the news in the runup to the South Carolina primary.

Cruz was born in Canada to a US citizen mother and a noncitizen father. The Constitution requires presidents be "natural-born citizens," but what exactly that requires hasn't been settled in court.

Now, perhaps, it will be. The lawsuit in Illinois aims to resolve the question by challenging Cruz's eligibility for the presidency. It was filed by Lawrence Joyce, an attorney who has told local media that he supports Dr. Ben Carson and has had no connection with the Trump campaign.

"Joyce said his concern is that the eligibility issue lie unresolved during Republican primaries, thus letting the Democrats take advantage of it after a potential Cruz nomination, when it’d be too late," reports the Washington Examiner.

When this question initially came up, the conventional wisdom among constitutional lawyers was that it was a nonissue: Cruz was obviously eligible. But as the debate has heated up among candidates (with Donald Trump, in particular, fanning the flames), it's also begun to heat up among constitutional law scholars.

The issue is actually twofold: whether Ted Cruz should be considered a natural-born citizen, and whether Cruz's own preferred school of constitutional interpretation would see it that way.

The problem: the meaning of "natural-born citizen"

Here is what the Constitution says about who can be president:

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

The problem is the Constitution doesn't define "natural born Citizen." Neither does any current law. And no one has ever brought a court case to decisively settle the question as a matter of US law.

There are three ways someone can be a US citizen. He can be born in the US (regardless of who his parents are). He can be born outside the US to at least one US citizen parent, as long as certain criteria are met. (Those criteria are set by federal law and have been changed over time.) Or he can immigrate here and then successfully apply for citizenship, a process called naturalization.

Everyone agrees that the first category of people are natural-born citizens. Everyone agrees that the third category of people are not natural-born citizens (regardless of how unfair it might be that immigrants can't be president). But Ted Cruz is in the middle category, and this is where the meaning of "natural born" starts to get fuzzy.

The only definition of "natural born" in US history would include Ted Cruz

Legal scholar and Ted Cruz tormentor Laurence Tribe.

Because there's never been a court case to explicitly test the question of who counts as a natural-born citizen for the purpose of presidential eligibility, the question is by definition "unsettled." It hasn't been resolved yet. And court opinions that have mentioned the term in passing while ruling on other questions have come to very different opinions about what it means.

But it's a stretch to say, as Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe did, that the scholarship on the question is "completely unsettled." That implies that scholars are totally split on the issue, which isn't exactly the case.

The majority of constitutional law scholars who've written about the meaning of "natural-born citizen" have agreed that if a court were to rule on the question, it ought to rule that someone born outside the US but eligible for citizenship through parents counts as "natural born."

One of the key arguments in favor of this point is that while there is no longer any law defining "natural born," there used to be one — way back in 1790. The Naturalization Act of 1790 explicitly said that "the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural-born citizens."

That term disappeared from immigration law after 1795. While there's at least one scholar who argues that this was intentional, because Congress didn't want that definition to persist, there's no evidence for that. And since Congress didn't come up with an alternate definition, that remains, to this day, the only definition of "natural born" we have.

This isn't a smoking gun. Scholars have looked at English precedents, US judicial decisions, bills, and congressional debates to figure out what the meaning of "natural born" is supposed to be and how (if at all) it's changed over time. But while some scholars have maintained that the evidence supports a narrow meaning of "natural born" — one that wouldn't include Ted Cruz — more of them agree that the evidence supports a broader one.

What would legal scholar Ted Cruz say about the eligibility of candidate Ted Cruz?

One of the constitutional scholars who used to think that the definition of "natural born" ought to include Ted Cruz is Laurence Tribe, who was Cruz's law professor at Harvard. But Tribe is now the leading scholar raising questions about Cruz's eligibility. Trump has taken to citing Tribe approvingly in rallies; Cruz has fired back that Tribe is a liberal professor who is only interested in taking him down.

Why is Tribe raising questions about Cruz's eligibility, even if Tribe thinks Cruz should ultimately be eligible? There are two answers.

The first answer is that Tribe is making a claim about what Ted Cruz ought to believe the Constitution says.

Cruz is a proud supporter of the conservative legal tradition of constitutional originalism: interpreting the Constitution not by what its words ought to mean today, but by what the Founding Fathers meant as they wrote them in 1787. Cruz is arguably the national politician most closely identified with originalism; he's certainly the presidential candidate with the closest ties to the conservative legal movement.

According to Tribe, constitutional originalism defines "natural born" very narrowly, in a way that would exclude Cruz. By extension, Tribe argued in the Boston Globe, any judges Cruz would appoint to the federal bench as president would invalidate his own presidency.

But Tribe clearly doesn't believe this line of argument himself because he is very much not an originalist. And one of the points of his column is that maybe if originalism is such an inflexible theory that it wouldn't allow one of its own biggest supporters to be president, it is generally a bad idea. He points out that the reason the Founding Fathers didn't want immigrants to be president is totally moot today — but so is the idea of a "well-ordered militia." And if originalists like Cruz still support the Second Amendment, Tribe says, they can't wave away the "natural-born citizen" clause.

Originalists disagree about what originalism is and what it says about "natural born"

While you wouldn't know it from Tribe's piece, there is no one originalist take on what "natural-born citizen" means. The strongest supporters of a narrow definition that would exclude Cruz are generally originalists, but there's a more even split among originalists than there is among constitutional scholars as a whole.

Since the Founding Fathers never actually debated the meaning of "natural-born citizen" when writing the Constitution, originalist scholars have had to turn to other sources to figure out what the common understanding of the phrase would have been at that time. And the answers scholars come to differ depending on which sources they consult.

Some originalists, like Michael Ramsey of the University of San Diego — who fortuitously just finished a paper on this question when the topic came up in the campaign — argue that the Founding Fathers would have understood "natural-born citizen" to mean the same thing "natural-born subject" did in English law at the time.

Over the century before the Revolution, Parliament had passed several bills clarifying that children born abroad to British subjects counted as "natural-born subjects" (this mattered for inheritance reasons). So by the time the Founding Fathers were writing down the Constitution, the broad definition of the term was fairly well established.

Other originalists, like Mary Brigid McManamon of Widener University's Delaware Law School — who recently published a column in the Washington Post arguing that Cruz is ineligible to be president — think that laws passed by Parliament don't count.

To McManamon, the precedent the Founding Fathers used wasn't British law as of 1787, but the English common law tradition (law made by courts rather than legislation). And in the common law, "natural born" did not apply to children born outside the bounds of the country. That's why Parliament had to pass bills to include such children.

Each of these arguments is far more complicated, of course. (For one thing, some scholars argue that the common law wasn't as uniformly narrow as McManamon says it was.) But the debate among originalists as to what "natural born" means is really a debate among originalists as to what originalism ought to include. Should it include both common law and legislation, or just common law? Does a law passed in 1790 reflect the intent of the Founding Fathers, since so many of them were in Congress when it passed, or does it show that they needed to add something they thought wasn't in the Constitution already?

The truth is that there isn't nearly as much of a gulf between originalism and "living constitutionalism" as there might seem to be. Originalists look to a number of sources to figure out what the Constitution means, just like anyone else does. And even the living constitutionalists who've written about natural-born citizenship care about what the Founding Fathers meant it to mean at the time — that's just not the be-all and end-all of their jurisprudence.

This can only be settled in court. But who would nominate a walking court case?

Ultimately, this is, quite literally, an academic debate. As long as no US court has issued a ruling on the question, it wouldn't matter if every legal scholar in America agreed on the hypothetical meaning of "natural born." It would still be legally unsettled.

Congress could at least stick some kind of bandage on the question by passing a "sense of the Congress" resolution — that's what it did in 2008 to affirm the eligibility of John McCain, who landed in the "natural born" gray zone for different reasons from Cruz. But the Senate has made it clear that it intends to do no such thing for Ted Cruz. This probably is less because they don't think Cruz is natural-born than because Senate Republicans really don't like Ted Cruz, but it's a problem for him nonetheless.

That's the other answer to why Tribe is agitating against Ted Cruz. He doesn't believe any court in the country would actually rule that Cruz was ineligible (though, he claims, that's only because Cruz-style originalism isn't the norm). But, he writes, "it’s worth thinking about the legal cloud" hovering over Cruz in the meantime.

The problem for Ted Cruz here isn't so much that a court is likely to rule against him as it is that Republicans might be afraid to support Cruz for the nomination because they're worried his eligibility will become an issue. A court taking up the issue days before the South Carolina primary is pretty much his worst nightmare.


Title: Trump called the Pope a "wonderful guy" and blamed the day's drama on the press.
Post by: christistruth on February 19, 2016, 12:17:37 pm
Donald Trump tones down fight with Pope Francis

(CNN)Nobody wants to tangle with the Pope -- not even Donald Trump.

One of the more unlikely battles to ever jolt a presidential campaign emerged Thursday when Pope Francis said Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump, true to form, shot back that the pontiff's comments were "disgraceful."

But by Thursday evening, the GOP front-runner was doing something unusual: de-escalating a fight.

"I don't like fighting with the Pope," Trump said at a GOP town hall in South Carolina hosted by CNN. "I like his personality; I like what he represents."

Trump called the Pope a "wonderful guy" and blamed the day's drama on the press.


"I don't think this is a fight," Trump said. "I think he said something much softer than was originally reported by the media."

Trump added he would meet with the Pope "anytime he wants."

For someone who has built a powerhouse campaign around confrontations with everyone from Fox News' Megyn Kelly to GOP opponent Jeb Bush, Trump's change in tone was striking. So what accounts for the shift?

The obvious answer is that he doesn't want to alienate Catholic voters, who comprise about 20% of the American electorate and likely don't want to see politicians pontificating about their Pope. Catholics consider the Pope not only the vicar of Christ, but also the successor to St. Peter, who legendarily holds the keys to the Pearly Gates.

But, like most Popes throughout history, Francis is also a political leader.

He heads a sovereign state -- Vatican City -- and meets regularly with world powers. When the Pope made his comments about Trump's stance on illegal immigration, Francis was returning from Mexico, where he met with government leaders, including President Enrique Pena Nieto.

And the Roman Catholic Church, most especially through its bishops, takes policy positions on a wide range of issues, from abortion to combatting the Zika virus.

In that sense, the Pope's remarks on Trump's proposal to deport undocumented immigrants and build a big wall between the United States and Mexico weren't terribly surprising.

Trump's rivals at the town hall largely stayed away from the brouhaha.

When asked about the controversy at the town hall, Ohio Gov. John Kasich simply said he was "pro-Pope."

"This man has brought more sense of hope and more about the do's in life than the don'ts," Kasich said, referring to the Pope. "This guy has been so humble."

Bush, who is a devout Catholic, didn't criticize the Pope's comments. But he said he personally wouldn't "question people's Christianity."

"I think that's a relationship they have with their Lord and savior and themselves. So I just don't think it's appropriate to question Donald Trump's faith," Bush said at the town hall. "He knows what his faith is."


http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/19/politics/donald-trump-pope-francis/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/19/politics/donald-trump-pope-francis/index.html)



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 19, 2016, 12:39:33 pm
Hillary gets a low profile despite all the shenanigans surrounding her this election year - who would have thunk it?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 19, 2016, 12:49:17 pm
Hillary gets a low profile despite all the shenanigans surrounding her this election year - who would have thunk it?

Bernie seems to be doing better then her though.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 19, 2016, 08:26:40 pm
ILLINOIS JUDGE Sets March 1 Court Date to Hear Arguments on Ted Cruz Eligibility Lawsuit

Oh Canada!
An Illinois judge set a March 1 court date to hear arguments on the Ted Cruz eligibility lawsuit.

Cruz was born in Canada and held Canadian citizenship until June 2014. He is running for president of the United States.
USA Today reported:

 

An attorney for the Ted Cruz campaign asked a Cook County judge Friday to dismiss an Illinois man’s lawsuit challenging the Texas senator’s eligibility to run for president, citing that the Republican hopeful wasn’t properly served with the complaint.

Lawrence Joyce, an Illinois voter and Ben Carson supporter, brought his complaint earlier this month to the Illinois State Board of Elections, which dismissed it.

Now, he is appealing the case with the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, asking it to rule Cruz ineligible to run in next month’s GOP primary in Illinois. Joyce challenges whether the senator from Texas meets the criteria to serve as president because he was born in Canada.

Sharee Langenstein, an attorney for Cruz, said in court Friday it is “very, very clear” the Cook County court doesn’t have jurisdiction to hear the case because state law stipulates the candidate be served with the complaint. Joyce, a pharmacist and attorney from Poplar Grove, Ill., failed to serve Cruz, whose home address is listed in his petition to be placed on the state’s ballot, Langenstein said.

Judge Maureen Ward Kirby set a March 1 court date to hear arguments on the motion to dismiss. Joyce, who works the midnight shift at a hospital pharmacy, told the judge he wasn’t available for arguments before then because of work commitments. The Illinois primary is March 15 and early voting has already begun.

Despite the close timing, Joyce said it is worth letting his complaint play out.

“The nomination doesn’t take place until July,” Joyce said. “So if a determination is made after the primary that Ted Cruz is not eligible to be president then certainly it would be incumbent upon the Republican National Committee not allow the name of Ted Cruz to be entered at the convention in July.”

Voters in Texas and New York also have filed legal challenges on whether Cruz meets the citizenship qualifications. The Indiana Board of Election is scheduled to hear a complaint Friday from a Republican voter challenging whether Cruz and fellow GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio meet the “natural-born” requirement. Rubio, whose parents immigrated from Cuba, was born in Florida.

Two New York voters sued to boot Ted Cruz from the state ballots over questions about his citizenship.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/02/illinois-court-sets-march-1-court-date-to-hear-arguments-on-ted-cruz-eligibility-lawsuit/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 19, 2016, 08:33:22 pm
Just want to say, Cruz and Obama have a lot in common. Both are foreign born and are not US citizens. And both or some reason refuse to use their real names. Before Obama took his Muslim name he was Barry Sotero, and Ted well his real name is Rafael Edward Cruz. Why doesn't he use Rafael? Its because its not american sounding like Ted. He is just another false lying politician.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 19, 2016, 08:48:37 pm
Just want to say, Cruz and Obama have a lot in common. Both are foreign born and are not US citizens. And both or some reason refuse to use their real names. Before Obama took his Muslim name he was Barry Sotero, and Ted well his real name is Rafael Edward Cruz. Why doesn't he use Rafael? Its because its not american sounding like Ted. He is just another false lying politician.

Not that I'm defending Obama, but the big hypocrisy of these "Republican" voters is that the same ones that were screaming on towers to get Obama's fake birth certificate exposed, are also the same ones who have been trumpeting Cruz to be their "Reaganist Savior" for the last 3-4 years.

And for that matter too - where is Joe "America's Toughest Sheriff" Arpio(sp) on Ted Cruz? Remember his big "birther movement" against Obama 5-6 years ago? Where is Jerome Corsi? Who acted like he was doing all kinds of Columbo-like detective work to expose Obama. Yeah, Silence...SILENCE from these hypocrites!

As for Cruz - his wife worked for Goldman Sachs, had ties to the CFR, and Cruz himself is just a Jr. Senator (without much political experience to begin with) - but somehow he rose to the top of the food chain shortly after he got elected over 3 years ago. I think this picture paints much more than 1000 words.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 20, 2016, 07:45:46 pm
Jeb Bush will suspend his presidential campaign, source says.

YES!!!!!!!  :D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 21, 2016, 05:24:25 pm
Glenn Beck Calls for Nationwide Fast for Ted Cruz – Trashes Evangelicals After Trump Win

Good move Rafael, since you couldn't win the evangelicals go after the mormon vote.  :D ::) Let me know how that works for you

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the South Carolina GOP primary, talk radio host Glenn Beck urged his Facebook followers to join him and his family “in a fast for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), our country and the Nevada caucus.”

 “I would like to ask you to join me and my family Monday in a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus,” Beck wrote on his Facebook page after the South Carolina election results showed a decisive double-digit victory for Trump, whose candidacy Beck has been staunchly opposed to.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/02/glenn-beck-calls-for-nationwide-fast-for-ted-cruz/



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 21, 2016, 09:45:19 pm
Mormon Glenn Beck To Begin Fasting On Monday For A Ted Cruz Victory

“I would like to ask you to join me and my family Monday in a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus,” Beck wrote on his Facebook page after the South Carolina election results showed a decisive double-digit victory for Trump, whose candidacy Beck has been staunchly opposed t

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the South Carolina GOP primary, talk radio host Glenn Beck urged his Facebook followers to join him and his family “in a fast for Sen. Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus.”

“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” Daniel 2:21 (KJV)

EDITOR’S  NOTE: Glenn Beck is staking the entire future of America on a Ted Cruz victory. Anything less, he says, will spell annihilation and it will be the fault of this country’s Christians. But did he ever stop to ask God who He wants in the White House? After all, it was God who placed Barack Obama in the White House for the past 7 plus years. Just something to think about…

“I would like to ask you to join me and my family Monday in a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus,” Beck wrote on his Facebook page after the South Carolina election results showed a decisive double-digit victory for Trump, whose candidacy Beck has been staunchly opposed to.
Mormon Secrets That The Missionaries Don’t Tell You:

https://vimeo.com/149237411

glenn-beck-fasting-for-ted-cruz-nteb
by Geoffrey Grider February 21, 2016
Following Donald Trump’s victory in the South Carolina GOP primary, talk radio host Glenn Beck urged his Facebook followers to join him and his family “in a fast for Sen. Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus.”

“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” Daniel 2:21 (KJV)

EDITOR’S  NOTE: Glenn Beck is staking the entire future of America on a Ted Cruz victory. Anything less, he says, will spell annihilation and it will be the fault of this country’s Christians. But did he ever stop to ask God who He wants in the White House? After all, it was God who placed Barack Obama in the White House for the past 7 plus years. Just something to think about…

“I would like to ask you to join me and my family Monday in a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus,” Beck wrote on his Facebook page after the South Carolina election results showed a decisive double-digit victory for Trump, whose candidacy Beck has been staunchly opposed to.
Mormon Secrets That The Missionaries Don’t Tell You:

Mormon Secrets That The Missionaries Don’t Tell You from Now The End Begins on Vimeo.

In an earlier Facebook post, Beck stated:

    It was a fair fight.

    Congratulations Donald Trump on South Carolina.

    #1. Donald Trump
    #2. Marco Rubio
    #3. Ted Cruz

    On to Nevada. I will join Ted Cruz in Vegas tomorrow night and Reno Monday.

    It is time for the others to drop out and make this the 3 way race we all know it is.

    Who that helps, I don’t know, but it is time to begin to narrow the field. I would assume the establishment will coalesce around Rubio. Ted will make his own way as will Trump.

Beck endorsed Cruz before the Iowa caucus last month and has been traveling andcampaigning with the Texas senator ever since. At a press conference in South Carolina this week, Beck speculated as to whether his presence on the campaign trail “helps Ted Cruz or not,” saying that he didn’t know, but felt compelled to “do everything I can” to help Cruz.

https://youtu.be/5bOGNnWdNoE

This week Glenn Beck also expressed his belief that God allowed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to die in order to “wake America up to how close we are to the loss of our freedom” and to the necessity of electing Cruz to name Scalia’s replacement.

Beck also stated that “if the country is lost, it will be lost because of the Christians” who did not support Cruz.

“There will be no one else to blame,” he added. “You can’t blame the progressives. You can’t blame the left. You can’t blame Hillary Clinton. You can’t blame anyone else but the Christians who are not living and voting their principles.” source

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/mormon-glenn-beck-to-begin-fasting-for-ted-cruz-victory/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 21, 2016, 11:46:54 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CHQlZiJ8YM


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 23, 2016, 12:57:13 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDovL0xHyYk


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 23, 2016, 05:30:12 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDovL0xHyYk

I bought into this "defeat the system, vote" type of person, and I formerly supported Trump. These people will blame the Christians during the Tribulation claiming they "are the cause of their problems".


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 23, 2016, 06:44:36 pm
I bought into this "defeat the system, vote" type of person, and I formerly supported Trump. These people will blame the Christians during the Tribulation claiming they "are the cause of their problems".

I used to live in New Orleans - Louisiana is largely Catholic (which is why they call their counties parishes instead, only state to do so). Even Baptist ministers down there look and act very Catholic.(you couldn't tell the difference, really)

Which is why this guy in this video is probably Catholic - he may not be working directly with the Jesuits, but nonetheless at bare minimum he is greatly deceived, and thinks he is doing God's service.

And yes, Alex Jones is a Catholic too. And some of these New World Order "patriots" like Fritz Springmeier have praised Catholic leaders.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 23, 2016, 06:50:03 pm
I used to live in New Orleans - Louisiana is largely Catholic (which is why they call their counties parishes instead, only state to do so). Even Baptist ministers down there look and act very Catholic.(you couldn't tell the difference, really)

Which is why this guy in this video is probably Catholic - he may not be working directly with the Jesuits, but nonetheless at bare minimum he is greatly deceived, and thinks he is doing God's service.

And yes, Alex Jones is a Catholic too. And some of these New World Order "patriots" like Fritz Springmeier have praised Catholic leaders.

Louisiana has always, as long as it's been a state, been quite in tuned with it's French roots. It being a Catholic state should come as no surprise


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on February 24, 2016, 06:24:42 am
Just want to say, Cruz and Obama have a lot in common. Both are foreign born and are not US citizens.

How do you figure? Just because he was born in Canada? His mother was American. According to the law, for persons born abroad between December 24, 1952 and November 14, 1986, a person is a U.S. citizen if all of the following are true:

-The person's parents were married at the time of birth
-One of the person's parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born
-The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child's birth
-A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent's 14th birthday

Ted Cruz qualifies. Whether you like him or not is another matter, but he is eligible to run for President of the United States.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 24, 2016, 07:42:24 pm
How do you figure? Just because he was born in Canada? His mother was American. According to the law, for persons born abroad between December 24, 1952 and November 14, 1986, a person is a U.S. citizen if all of the following are true:

-The person's parents were married at the time of birth
-One of the person's parents was a U.S. citizen when the person was born
-The citizen parent lived at least ten years in the United States before the child's birth
-A minimum of 5 of these 10 years in the United States were after the citizen parent's 14th birthday

Ted Cruz qualifies. Whether you like him or not is another matter, but he is eligible to run for President of the United States.

I totally disagree. He was born in Canada, as a Canadian citizen. He is not a natural born citizen here. His mom up and left America, she wasn't a service member.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on February 24, 2016, 08:32:54 pm
I totally disagree. He was born in Canada, as a Canadian citizen. He is not a natural born citizen here. His mom up and left America, she wasn't a service member.

I'm not trying to be confrontational, but having a parent who was a military service member was not a requirement for American citizens born abroad. His mother was an American citizen (born in Delaware) who met all of the requirements of the law. Ted Cruz, by nature of his mother, is a natural-born US citizen. And by nature of being born in Canada (according to Canadian law), he was a Canadian citizen. He held dual citizenship until he renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014, and dual citizenship is not prohibited under US law, nor does it negate his natural-born citizenship (by virtue of his American mother).

I understand people don't like Ted Cruz, but he IS eligible according to the law. And I was wrong in the past about Barack Obama, too. I'm not a fan of Obama AT ALL, but if his mother was an American citizen (which she was), he is an American citizen, whether he was born in Kenya or not.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 24, 2016, 08:38:41 pm
I'm not trying to be confrontational, but having a parent who was a military service member was not a requirement for American citizens born abroad. His mother was an American citizen (born in Delaware) who met all of the requirements of the law. Ted Cruz, by nature of his mother, is a natural-born US citizen. And by nature of being born in Canada (according to Canadian law), he was a Canadian citizen. He held dual citizenship until he renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014, and dual citizenship is not prohibited under US law, nor does it negate his natural-born citizenship (by virtue of his American mother).

I understand people don't like Ted Cruz, but he IS eligible according to the law. And I was wrong in the past about Barack Obama, too. I'm not a fan of Obama AT ALL, but if his mother was an American citizen (which she was), he is an American citizen, whether he was born in Kenya or not.

I know what the law says, i just do not agree with it. This issue has nothing to do with whether i like him or not, its about what exactly does it mean to be a natural born citizen. Rafael isnt one. He was born in Canada, not America. He isnt natural born.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on February 24, 2016, 09:20:33 pm
I know what the law says, i just do not agree with it.

And that, brother Mark, is the disconnect.

We don't just get to ignore laws we don't agree with. Isn't that what Obama does on a regular basis? Ignore laws he disagrees with? I don't agree with the law that says abortion is legal. It doesn't change what the law is. A lot of people disagree with the law that marijuana is illegal. It doesn't change what the law is. We either have laws or we don't. If the people of the United States want a law changed, we have legal processes in place to change them.

Ted Cruz, according to US law, is a natural born citizen eligible to run for President.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 24, 2016, 09:52:29 pm
ok


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 25, 2016, 03:00:41 pm
http://www.constitutionparty.com/ (http://www.constitutionparty.com/)

I highly recommend you guys check it out.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on February 25, 2016, 04:49:59 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zctfwLHC9-4


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 25, 2016, 06:07:50 pm
NY TIMES COLUMNIST JOKES ABOUT ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ENDING TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN
"Good news guys I've figured out how the Trump campaign ends"


 :o thats a bit far

UPDATE: Douthat has apologized and deleted the original tweet. A screenshot of the tweet appears below.

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat caused outrage after he joked about how an assassination attempt could end Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

“Good news guys I’ve figured out how the Trump campaign ends,” Douthat tweeted last night.

(http://hw.infowars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/250216tweet.jpg)

The tweet links to a video clip from the 1983 movie The Dead Zone, which features a character played by Christopher Walken attempting to gun down a political figure played by Martin Sheen.

In the plot, Walken’s character tries to kill the US Senatorial candidate (played by Sheen) because he has visions of him becoming president in the future and starting a nuclear war.

Sheen’s character holds up a baby as a human shield during the assassination attempt, destroying his credibility.

https://youtu.be/zcZJF81jt4w

While joking about an assassination attempt on any public figure is crass, it’s particularly relevant with Trump because he faces a very real threat of being targeted.

As we previously highlighted, according to his former advisor Roger Stone, Trump now wears a bullet proof vest at all public appearance due to the sheer volume of death threats he receives on a regular basis.

Trump first began wearing the vest in October last year after after reports that the world’s most wanted drug lord El Chapo had put a $100 million bounty on his head. He also received Secret Service protection at around this time.

Following his controversial comments on Muslim immigration back in December, Twitter exploded with death threats aimed at Trump.

Reaction to Douthat’s Twitter quip from Trump supporters was forceful.

Douthat bills himself as a conservative, but in his latest column for the New York Times he concludes that “President Hillary” would be a better choice for America than “our own nuclear-armed Berlusconi”. 

Attacks on Trump from conservatives and members of the Republican establishment have picked up in recent days, with Mitt Romney remarking yesterday that the billionaire’s tax documents could be hiding a “bombshell” revelation.

rest: http://www.infowars.com/ny-times-columnist-jokes-about-assassination-attempt-ending-trumps-campaign/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 25, 2016, 06:23:22 pm
Ted Cruz Eligibility Lawsuits Filed in Texas, New York, Illinois, Alabama and Now Pennsylvania

Ted Cruz eligibility lawsuits have been filed in Texas, New York, Illinois, Alabama and now Pennsylvania.

Ted Cruz is a natural born Canadian citizen. He was born in Canada and did not renounce his Canadian citizenship until after he was a member of the US Senate in 2014.

The Cruz campaign wants to delay a Texas eligibility lawsuit against the Canadian born senator.

Last week a Republican lawyer filed a lawsuit against Cruz’s eligibility in Pennsylvania.
CBS Local reported:

We’ve all heard the claim from Donald Trump that Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, is not a “natural born citizen.”

If Trump’s right, Sen. Cruz isn’t eligible to be president. Now, KDKA has learned that the first test of that could happen here in Pennsylvania.

Last week, Sen. Cruz filed nominating petitions to run for president in Pennsylvania’s April 26 Republican primary. Now a Republican attorney from suburban Philadelphia has challenged Sen. Cruz’s right to run because he is not a natural born citizen.

“It is my contention supported by a number of constitutional scholars that it means one must be born in the United States, that the framers of the Constitution were very concerned about the influence of foreign powers over the nascent republic,” said attorney David Farrell.

In a petition filed with the state’s Commonwealth Court, Farrell, of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, says Sen. Cruz’s Canadian birth certificate proves he was born in Canada, and the fact that his mother is an American citizen does not make him natural born.

“We’re going to get right to that constitutional provision to see if he is or is not eligible to be president,” Farrell said.

The Commonwealth Court hearing on whether to disqualify Sen. Cruz’s nominating petitions is now set for March 10.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/02/ted-cruz-eligibility-lawsuit-filed-in-texas-illinois-and-now-pennsylvania/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on February 29, 2016, 09:06:59 pm
Mitt Romney To Enter The Race? The Establishment’s Secret Plan B To Steal The Nomination From Trump

Yah, because he was such a great candidate to begin with...  ::) This election really shows how the 2 party system works, they work together.

Is Mitt Romney about to enter the race for the Republican nomination?  As I have written about repeatedly, the Republican establishment is absolutely desperate to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.  If it comes to it, they will move heaven and earth to make sure that he is defeated – even if that means Hillary Clinton wins the election.  Right now, Trump has won three of the first four contests on the schedule, and he is projected to win almost every state on Super Tuesday.  This would put him on a clear path toward winning the nomination, and so establishment insiders are in full-blown panic mode.  At this point, two different plans are being put forward for how to proceed if Trump continues to roll.  One is to have Marco Rubio exit the race so that Mitt Romney can run against Trump, and the other is to run a third party candidate against Trump and Clinton in the fall.

(Read More...) http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/mitt-romney-to-enter-the-race-the-establishments-secret-plan-b-to-steal-the-nomination-from-trump


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on February 29, 2016, 09:21:50 pm
Jesuit trained, "I do not need to ask God for forgiveness", "Two Corinthians", "I have to be neutral on the Israel debate", Trump is definently working for the Elite. As is pro-sodomy, pro-choice, Mormon Romney.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 01, 2016, 12:05:23 am
IMMIGRATION WATCHDOG: TOO MANY 'ESTABLISHMENT GHOSTS' HAUNT CRUZ
Wife's CFR connection cited by PAC in endorsing Trump


One of the nation’s largest activist groups against illegal immigration and amnesty announced Monday it is endorsing Donald Trump for president.

While that might not come as a huge surprise, given that Trump has built his campaign around a pledge to deport illegals and build a wall on the southern border, the leader of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC, says it’s a historic first for the organization.

Do you support Donald Trump’s no-nonsense candidacy? Tell the world with this brand new magnetic bumper sticker: “DONALD TRUMPS THE REST”

“This endorsement breaks for the first time with the national organization’s 11-year policy of not endorsing presidential candidates,” said William Gheen, president of ALIPAC.

Gheen said the decision was driven partly by the need to “consolidate support” behind one candidate at this stage of the primary season.

“One thing I know with all my heart, is that the people supporting Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are America’s best hope for survival,” he said. “I sincerely believe we must now work to consolidate support behind Trump because he is the strongest anti-establishment candidate and has the best chance of overcoming the devious plans of the biased media and D.C. insiders that are desperate to stop this populist political revolt.”

While the Republican establishment is coalescing around Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Gheen said his organization became spooked by the establishment ghosts they found in Ted Cruz’s closet.

Those ghosts have been, in fact, hiding in the closet of Cruz’s wife, Heidi, Gheen said.

He said Heidi Cruz, as an executive for Goldman Sachs and former member of the Council on Foreign Relations, “works in the command center of the establishment elites.”

And these elites believe strongly in open borders and secret trade deals that will eventually lead to the creation of a “North American Union” similar to the European Union, he said.

One issue that turned ALIPAC sour on Cruz was his wife’s participation in the authorship of a CFR report titled “Building a North American Community.” Cruz has said his wife’s contribution to the report was meant to throw cold water on the idea of a North American Union but others disagree.

“While ALIPAC appreciates Cruz’s promises to also enforce immigration laws and campaign focus on illegal immigration, revelations that his wife Heidi Cruz is a signatory to the Council on Foreign Relations document ‘Building a North American Community’ disqualifies anyone in the Cruz family from occupying the White House,” Gheen said. “Heidi Cruz’s employment with Goldman Sachs and role as a signer of the Open Borders Manifesto from the CFR is too much of a risk for America during this unstable and chaotic time.”

He said the stakes are simply too high in ALIPAC’s eyes.

“America cannot allow any of the main architects of the illegal-alien invasion like Heidi Cruz and her CFR co-conspirators, which included Dr. Robert Pastor (professor and founding director of the Center for North American Studies at American University), to enter the White House as president or first lady,” he continued. “The CFR and the document Heidi helped write is the elitist blueprint for merging America’s economy with Canada and Mexico and to use illegal immigrants to force us all into that new superstate.”

He said ALIPAC has been fighting against the CFR’s utopian goal of global governance since 2005 “and as such we must reject the candidacy of Ted Cruz.”

While Trump has alienated some on the right with recent comments about Planned Parenthood and his perceived lukewarm support for Israel, ALIPAC has one concern and one concern only – that Trump’s talk might be tougher than his actions on immigration.

“We will fight tooth and nail for Donald Trump until the last day of his second term as long as he stays true to his GOP primary supporters and his promises to deport illegals, build a substantial wall, decrease legal immigration levels to help American workers, and end dangerous Muslim refugee resettlement programs,” said Gheen. “However, we do plan to oppose any touch-back amnesty plans for deported illegal immigrants. ALIPAC stands behind our current laws that say any illegal immigrants deported from the United States are prohibited from legal entry for a minimum of 10 years and we hope Mr. Trump will honor that law when our members of Congress refuse to change it.”

Gheen said he is willing to accept that Trump has had a “recent conversion or evolution” on immigration issues after reading Ann Coulter’s book, “Adios America,” because many Americans have also experienced such an awakening on the issue.

“Often, new readers perusing the archives at www.ALIPAC.us are shocked to discover just how planned and intentional mass illegal immigration is and how many Americans are losing life, limb, property, and livelihoods to illegal aliens,” Gheen said. “ALIPAC activists have referred to such political transformations as ‘Lifting the Rock.'”

While most ALIPAC supporters back either Trump or Cruz, almost everyone opposes Rubio for his role in the Gang of Eight bill, which passed the Senate in 2013. But groups like ALIPAC and NumbersUSA worked with anti-amnesty members of the House to block the bill from reaching President Obama’s desk.

Gheen said he hopes the endorsement will help Trump fulfill his campaign promise to deport all illegal aliens as current U.S. laws and the Constitution require.

It is also hoped that endorsing Trump will bring more attention and energy to the down-ballot candidates facing off against the 178 Republicans who support “the same kind of amnesty for illegals that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama support,” Gheen said. His organization has placed these Republicans, deemed weak on immigration, on its “Cantor List,” named after former House majority leader Eric Cantor who was brought down by a shocking primary defeat in 2014 by Dave Brat, an underfunded candidate who few in the establishment circles had taken seriously.

William Gheen and ALIPAC’s endorsement of Donald Trump follows other endorsements from prominent illegal immigration fighters such as legendary Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/immigration-watchdog-too-many-establishment-ghosts-haunt-cruz/#iOkBDRhdXirFW3Pl.99


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 01, 2016, 07:15:40 am
IMMIGRATION WATCHDOG: TOO MANY 'ESTABLISHMENT GHOSTS' HAUNT CRUZ
Wife's CFR connection cited by PAC in endorsing Trump


One of the nation’s largest activist groups against illegal immigration and amnesty announced Monday it is endorsing Donald Trump for president.

While that might not come as a huge surprise, given that Trump has built his campaign around a pledge to deport illegals and build a wall on the southern border, the leader of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, or ALIPAC, says it’s a historic first for the organization.

Do you support Donald Trump’s no-nonsense candidacy? Tell the world with this brand new magnetic bumper sticker: “DONALD TRUMPS THE REST”

“This endorsement breaks for the first time with the national organization’s 11-year policy of not endorsing presidential candidates,” said William Gheen, president of ALIPAC.

Gheen said the decision was driven partly by the need to “consolidate support” behind one candidate at this stage of the primary season.

“One thing I know with all my heart, is that the people supporting Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are America’s best hope for survival,” he said. “I sincerely believe we must now work to consolidate support behind Trump because he is the strongest anti-establishment candidate and has the best chance of overcoming the devious plans of the biased media and D.C. insiders that are desperate to stop this populist political revolt.”

While the Republican establishment is coalescing around Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Gheen said his organization became spooked by the establishment ghosts they found in Ted Cruz’s closet.

Those ghosts have been, in fact, hiding in the closet of Cruz’s wife, Heidi, Gheen said.

He said Heidi Cruz, as an executive for Goldman Sachs and former member of the Council on Foreign Relations, “works in the command center of the establishment elites.”

And these elites believe strongly in open borders and secret trade deals that will eventually lead to the creation of a “North American Union” similar to the European Union, he said.

One issue that turned ALIPAC sour on Cruz was his wife’s participation in the authorship of a CFR report titled “Building a North American Community.” Cruz has said his wife’s contribution to the report was meant to throw cold water on the idea of a North American Union but others disagree.

“While ALIPAC appreciates Cruz’s promises to also enforce immigration laws and campaign focus on illegal immigration, revelations that his wife Heidi Cruz is a signatory to the Council on Foreign Relations document ‘Building a North American Community’ disqualifies anyone in the Cruz family from occupying the White House,” Gheen said. “Heidi Cruz’s employment with Goldman Sachs and role as a signer of the Open Borders Manifesto from the CFR is too much of a risk for America during this unstable and chaotic time.”

He said the stakes are simply too high in ALIPAC’s eyes.

“America cannot allow any of the main architects of the illegal-alien invasion like Heidi Cruz and her CFR co-conspirators, which included Dr. Robert Pastor (professor and founding director of the Center for North American Studies at American University), to enter the White House as president or first lady,” he continued. “The CFR and the document Heidi helped write is the elitist blueprint for merging America’s economy with Canada and Mexico and to use illegal immigrants to force us all into that new superstate.”

He said ALIPAC has been fighting against the CFR’s utopian goal of global governance since 2005 “and as such we must reject the candidacy of Ted Cruz.”

While Trump has alienated some on the right with recent comments about Planned Parenthood and his perceived lukewarm support for Israel, ALIPAC has one concern and one concern only – that Trump’s talk might be tougher than his actions on immigration.

“We will fight tooth and nail for Donald Trump until the last day of his second term as long as he stays true to his GOP primary supporters and his promises to deport illegals, build a substantial wall, decrease legal immigration levels to help American workers, and end dangerous Muslim refugee resettlement programs,” said Gheen. “However, we do plan to oppose any touch-back amnesty plans for deported illegal immigrants. ALIPAC stands behind our current laws that say any illegal immigrants deported from the United States are prohibited from legal entry for a minimum of 10 years and we hope Mr. Trump will honor that law when our members of Congress refuse to change it.”

Gheen said he is willing to accept that Trump has had a “recent conversion or evolution” on immigration issues after reading Ann Coulter’s book, “Adios America,” because many Americans have also experienced such an awakening on the issue.

“Often, new readers perusing the archives at www.ALIPAC.us are shocked to discover just how planned and intentional mass illegal immigration is and how many Americans are losing life, limb, property, and livelihoods to illegal aliens,” Gheen said. “ALIPAC activists have referred to such political transformations as ‘Lifting the Rock.'”

While most ALIPAC supporters back either Trump or Cruz, almost everyone opposes Rubio for his role in the Gang of Eight bill, which passed the Senate in 2013. But groups like ALIPAC and NumbersUSA worked with anti-amnesty members of the House to block the bill from reaching President Obama’s desk.

Gheen said he hopes the endorsement will help Trump fulfill his campaign promise to deport all illegal aliens as current U.S. laws and the Constitution require.

It is also hoped that endorsing Trump will bring more attention and energy to the down-ballot candidates facing off against the 178 Republicans who support “the same kind of amnesty for illegals that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama support,” Gheen said. His organization has placed these Republicans, deemed weak on immigration, on its “Cantor List,” named after former House majority leader Eric Cantor who was brought down by a shocking primary defeat in 2014 by Dave Brat, an underfunded candidate who few in the establishment circles had taken seriously.

William Gheen and ALIPAC’s endorsement of Donald Trump follows other endorsements from prominent illegal immigration fighters such as legendary Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.


Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/immigration-watchdog-too-many-establishment-ghosts-haunt-cruz/#iOkBDRhdXirFW3Pl.99

Not that I support Dominionist Cruz, but if he really works for the NWO, why does the media and everyone else bashes him left and right? I thought the NWO wants a North America Union, here's their candidate.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 01, 2016, 08:37:56 am
Mitt Romney To Enter The Race? The Establishment’s Secret Plan B To Steal The Nomination From Trump

Yah, because he was such a great candidate to begin with...  ::) This election really shows how the 2 party system works, they work together.

Is Mitt Romney about to enter the race for the Republican nomination?  As I have written about repeatedly, the Republican establishment is absolutely desperate to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.  If it comes to it, they will move heaven and earth to make sure that he is defeated – even if that means Hillary Clinton wins the election.  Right now, Trump has won three of the first four contests on the schedule, and he is projected to win almost every state on Super Tuesday.  This would put him on a clear path toward winning the nomination, and so establishment insiders are in full-blown panic mode.  At this point, two different plans are being put forward for how to proceed if Trump continues to roll.  One is to have Marco Rubio exit the race so that Mitt Romney can run against Trump, and the other is to run a third party candidate against Trump and Clinton in the fall.

(Read More...) http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/mitt-romney-to-enter-the-race-the-establishments-secret-plan-b-to-steal-the-nomination-from-trump

Is this news site living under a rock? WOW...I don't know if I'm reading satire on not!

Anyhow - the "alternative" media (ie, Alex Jones) pushes the idea that Trump and Sanders are anti-establishment. The MSM (ie, CNN) pushes the same thing.

Pt being that these secular media sources (whether conservative, liberal, patriot, or whatever) have the SAME prince of the power of the air spirit!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 01, 2016, 10:53:46 am
FWIW, yes, that's why they threw in Anderson in 1980, Perot in 1992, and Nadar in 2000 - so that their guys (Reagan, Clinton, and Bush Jr respectively) can be their puppets.

Forget the landslide victories in 1980 and 1992 - pretty much if you took out Anderson and Perot, then a number of states would have tipped back to Carter's and Bush Sr's way (hence, tipping the electorate back to them).

It's all by design.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 01, 2016, 11:37:45 am
Out of curiosity I am watching his rally going on right now, and the Holy Spirit keeps reminding me how he works for these same people. Mr. "I do not need to ask for forgiveness" Trump.  ::) ::) ::) ::)

Also calls himself "the greatest jobs creator God has ever created."  ??? ??? ??? >:(

But I do find it funny when he calls these Muslim leaders, ".. Guys with dirty hats."

While I do agree with us needing to stop letting Muslims flow here in numbers and that we need a border, a NWO Elite candidate will not do that.

Said he will defend Christianity.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

I did chuckle, though I felt guilty for it, when he kicked somebody out and told her, "Goodbye Darling." I felt guilty when I noticed his smile, it was probably staged though.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 01, 2016, 12:16:50 pm
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2015/08/05/us/05firstdraft-clintontrump/05firstdraft-clintontrump-tmagArticle.jpg)

Bill, Donald, Bloomberg, Rudy.



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 01, 2016, 01:10:32 pm
Yeah, it pains me when I see today's "Christianity" fixating their eyes on this wicked world for answers and pleasures, and NOT on the written word of God. I would have thought they would have finally learned their lesson after 2008 (after the Bush Jr fiasco, and then McCain running that year).

They still looked up to Mitt Romney 4 years ago, and now somehow Trump despite all his ties to everyone you can possibly imagine. And I read recently that Kanye West wants to run on the GOP ticket in 2020 (assuming we make it that far).

The written word of God is the only hope for the born-again believer, period.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 01, 2016, 02:22:20 pm
Yeah, it pains me when I see today's "Christianity" fixating their eyes on this wicked world for answers and pleasures, and NOT on the written word of God. I would have thought they would have finally learned their lesson after 2008 (after the Bush Jr fiasco, and then McCain running that year).

They still looked up to Mitt Romney 4 years ago, and now somehow Trump despite all his ties to everyone you can possibly imagine. And I read recently that Kanye West wants to run on the GOP ticket in 2020 (assuming we make it that far).

The written word of God is the only hope for the born-again believer, period.

Mormon Romney, a "true" Conservative?  ::) ::) ::) ::)

I hope the rapture occurs before Kayne West can run for any public office. His cult of personality is really alarming!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Boldhunter on March 01, 2016, 03:12:37 pm
I am convinced Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld write Trump's material - oops! I meant - speeches.



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 02, 2016, 01:53:47 pm
MSM networks just reported that Romney is set to make a major speech tomorrow concerning 2016 election...


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 02, 2016, 02:33:37 pm
MSM networks just reported that Romney is set to make a major speech tomorrow concerning 2016 election...

Isn't it too late? Hasn't there been twelve primary states already?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 02, 2016, 03:07:19 pm
Isn't it too late? Hasn't there been twelve primary states already?

Not sure what it's all about, but my guess is that Romney will only add the confusion...by coming out against Trump.

Ultimately, as I said previously, I believe they're rigging it for Hillary, and they seem very effective doing so now.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 02, 2016, 03:10:57 pm
Romney to Lay Out Case against Trump on Thursday
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-03-02/republicans-wrestle-with-trump-after-dominant-super-tuesday-wins


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 02, 2016, 03:32:15 pm
Not sure what it's all about, but my guess is that Romney will only add the confusion...by coming out against Trump.

Ultimately, as I said previously, I believe they're rigging it for Hillary, and they seem very effective doing so now.


Perhaps Barry for third term?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 02, 2016, 05:05:03 pm
Report: Trump Supporters in Texas See Votes Switched to Rubio

Callers to KLBJ report ballot irregularities

3/1/16
http://www.infowars.com/report-trump-supporters-in-texas-see-votes-switched-to-rubio/

People voting for Donald Trump in today’s Super Tuesday Texas Primary are seeing their ballots changed to show a vote for Marco Rubio.

Around a dozen callers flooded Austin-based radio station KLBJ this morning with reports of mistakes after they tried to vote for Trump.

more


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 02, 2016, 07:46:30 pm
The Republican Establishment Has 4 Options It Can Try To Stop Trump, And None Of Them Are Good

Civil war has erupted in the Republican Party, and the Republican establishment is in full-blown panic mode.  Donald Trump was never supposed to get this far, and now party insiders are scrambling to come up with a plan to block him from securing the nomination before the convention.  After winning seven states on Super Tuesday, you would think that the Republican Party would be rallying around Trump and preparing for a tough general election battle with Hillary Clinton.  Instead, the goal is now to stop Trump at all costs.

It is amazing to me that a candidate that is openly at war with the Republican Party establishment, Fox News, Glenn Beck and a whole bunch of other prominent conservative pundits is running away with the race for the nomination.  If someone would have told me this a year ago, I never would have believed it.

But the war is far from over.  Special interest groups are going to pour tens of millions of dollars into an all-out attempt to defeat Trump, and the mainstream media is going to continue to try to smear him however they can.

Normally, any candidate that was forced to endure such withering attacks would be done by now.  But Trump has just continued to roll on, and his momentum appears to be unstoppable.  Moving forward, the Republican establishment has four main options that it can try in an attempt to stop Trump…

#1 Marco Rubio – The establishment could put everything that they have into pumping up Marco Rubio’s failing campaign, but it might be too late.  Just like Jeb Bush, Rubio doesn’t really inspire anyone, and his reputation of being robotic is well deserved.  The main reason many Republicans are voting for him is because they don’t like Trump or Ted Cruz.  Rubio is already way behind in the delegate race, and if he doesn’t win his home state of Florida later this month, it is hard to see any possible way that he is going to be able to block a Trump nomination.

#2 Mitt Romney – Have you noticed that Mitt Romney has started to make a lot of waves over the past week or so?  There are reports that suggest that if Marco Rubio does not win the state of Florida that Rubio will drop out and Romney will enter the race.  At that point it would be difficult for Romney to accumulate the delegates that he would need to clinch the nomination before the convention, but if he could win big states such as New York, California and New Jersey, Romney could keep Trump from getting the delegates that he needs to secure the nomination ahead of time.  That would lead to a brokered convention, and such a scenario would almost certainly mean that Romney would come out as the nominee.

At first a lot of people dismissed these whispers about Romney, but now that Romney has been relentlessly attacking Trump these reports are being taken a lot more seriously.  And according to NBC News, Mitt Romney is scheduled to deliver a speech on “the state of the 2016 presidential race” tomorrow…

    Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2012, will deliver an address Thursday on “the state of the 2016 presidential race.”

    In a news release sent to press, no further details on what he will say were provided. But aides to the former Massachusetts governor say they expect him to speak out against Donald Trump, and praise Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Romney’s comments will be focused on “the state of the race,” likely echoing past criticism of Trump for failing to release his tax returns, and not decisively distancing himself from the Klu Klux Klan.

#3 Independent Campaign – There had always been speculation that Donald Trump would try an independent campaign if he did not get the nomination, but now it is Republican insiders that are seriously considering going this route.

Of course an independent campaign would be far from easy to pull off.  Just trying to get on the ballot in all 50 states is a logistical nightmare, and over the years the Republicans and the Democrats have made sure that the rules are heavily stacked against anyone else.

In addition, an independent campaign mounted by Republicans would almost certainly split the conservative vote, and that leads us to option four…

#4 Throw The Campaign To Hillary – This may sound completely and utterly bizarre, but the truth is that most establishment Republicans are far more comfortable with Hillary Clinton than they are with either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

By disavowing Donald Trump or mounting an independent bid, many establishment Republicans think that they may be able to keep control of both houses of Congress even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election.

Plus, many Republican members of Congress are right on the same page with Hillary when it comes to foreign policy, free trade, immigration and other key issues.

Sadly, if it came right down to a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a lot of establishment Republicans would willingly choose Hillary.  Just consider the following anecdote from Infowars.com…

    In November WND reported a lunch hosted by former US Ambassador to the European Union Rockwell Schnabel.

    “In attendance in a private dining room of the Hotel Bel-Air were powerful donors said to include Ronald Spogli, the venture capitalist and former ambassador to Italy under President George W. Bush; his business partner Bradford Freeman” and former Los Angeles Mayor Dick Riordan.

    The donors were reportedly asked a hypothetical question: “If it was Donald Trump running against Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for?”

    “One version has it that most of the Republicans at the table put their hands up for Clinton,” The Hill reported.

All of this shows me that there is absolutely no hope for the Republican Party.

If they can’t unite now, after eight years of Barack Obama and potentially facing four years of Hillary Clinton, when will they be able to get their act together?

The fact that establishment Republicans seem far more freaked out about four years of Donald Trump than they do about four years of Hillary Clinton says an awful lot.

Sadly, the Republican establishment is not even willing to rally around Ted Cruz because they hate him almost as much as they hate Donald Trump.  They would much rather deal with “President Hillary” than either Trump or Cruz, and so that is quite likely what America is going to get…

http://endtimesandcurrentevents.freesmfhosting.com/index.php?action=post;topic=11277.120;num_replies=134


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 02, 2016, 09:58:49 pm
Mark, are you sure you have the right link to that article? B/c the link goes directly to some other part of this forum, it looks like.

Anyhow - how in the world is Trump some anti-establishment candidate, when he's been in the MAINSTREAM for SO long? Didn't he have a reality show called The Apprentice not too long ago, which aired on Rockefeller's NBC? Didn't he appear on shows like The View in recent years as well? Or how about his appearances and interviews in many publications and mainstream tv during his lifetime?

And technically wouldn't Mitt Romney be an anti-establishment candidate too, b/c he only served one term as governor of a tiny state, and nothing more?

Certainly, all of this is just plain silly.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 02, 2016, 10:21:50 pm
Quote
The donors were reportedly asked a hypothetical question: “If it was Donald Trump running against Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for?”

    “One version has it that most of the Republicans at the table put their hands up for Clinton,” The Hill reported.

I remember the 2000 election when "establishment Democrats" were endorsing George W. (b/c supposedly they "got tired" of Clinton/Gore for 8 years).

Again, it's all scripted.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 03, 2016, 11:07:04 am
http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/03/politics/mitt-romney-presidential-race-speech/
3/3/16
Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a 'phony, a fraud'


CNN)—[Breaking news update, posted at 11:45 a.m. ET]

Mitt Romney opened his speech by citing Ronald Reagan's argument before the 1964 election that it was "a time for choosing" -- previewing his expected criticism of GOP front-runner Donald Trump by saying he planned to look inward within his own party.

"I'm no Ronald Reagan, and this is a different moment in time, but I believe with all my heart and soul that we face another time of choosing -- one that will have profound consequences for the Republican Party and more importantly, for our country," he said.

Romney wasted no time taking direct aim at Trump.

"On the other hand, if we make improvident choices, the bright horizon I foresee will never materialize," he said. "Let me put it plainly, if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished."


Romney called Trump's policy proposals "flimsy, at best," and said he'd trigger a trade war, drive up the deficit and lead the nation into a recession.

"Even though Donald Trump has offered very few specific economic plans, what he has said is enough to know that he would be very bad for American workers and American families," he said.

"Now I know you say, 'Isn't he a huge business success, and doesn't he know what he's talking about?' No he isn't, and no he doesn't. His bankruptcies have crushed small businesses and their workers. He inherited his business; he didn't create it."

Romney offered praise for the economic plans of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

"One of these men should be our nominee," he said.

Romney cast Trump's foreign policy proposals as "recklessness in the extreme," pointing to his suggestion on "60 Minutes" that the United States should let ISIS take out Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

"Now Donald Trump tells us he is very, very smart. I'm afraid that when it comes to foreign policy, he is very, very not-smart," he said.

Romney said that "dishonestly is Donald Trump's hallmark," pointing to his "bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics."

"There's a dark irony in his boasts of his sexual exploits during the Vietnam war, while at the same time, John McCain, who he has mocked, was in prison being tortured," he said.

He lambasted Trump's assertions that he opposed the war in Iraq and saw Muslims celebrating 9/11 in New Jersey.

"He's not of the temperament of the kind of stable, thoughtful person we need as leader. His imagination must not be married to real power."

Romney made an effort to pre-but Trump's response to his speech. "Watch, by the way, how he responds to our speech today. Will he talk about our policy differences, or will he respond with every low-road insult?" Romney said.

[Previous story, posted at 10:23 p.m. ET]

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud" and that he's "playing the American public for suckers," according to prepared remarks provided by Romney to CNN.

"His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University," Romney will say of Trump. "He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat."

Romney, the party's nominee in 2012, will urge Americans "to make the right choices" and not support the GOP front-runner during a speech he'll give Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics Forum.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 03, 2016, 11:35:02 am
(http://www.stolinsky.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Romney-Mormon-Newsweek-cover1.jpg)

 :D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 03, 2016, 01:47:28 pm
And that was from 2011! (a year before he was appointed to run for President!)

Yah, the MSM loves to telegraph their punches! I remember 6 years ago when Trump went on these daytime tv talk shows to "expose" Obama's (fake) birth certificate et al, buzz-land started swirling that he was going to run for President imminently.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 03, 2016, 02:33:28 pm
And that was from 2011! (a year before he was appointed to run for President!)

Yah, the MSM loves to telegraph their punches! I remember 6 years ago when Trump went on these daytime tv talk shows to "expose" Obama's (fake) birth certificate et al, buzz-land started swirling that he was going to run for President imminently.

Yeah, I think that the elite don't care who wins as long as someone they can control is in power. Romney was clearly one of those people. Some think that Obama rigged the election, I don't think so. While both candidates were more/less the same, Romney, as Trump says, never really went out of his way to get his name across.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 03, 2016, 11:04:14 pm
 :o I really didnt believe it until i watched it. Have to see it on full screen. Or maybe not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNZJmzbYkbg


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 04, 2016, 07:35:29 am
:o I really didnt believe it until i watched it. Have to see it on full screen. Or maybe not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNZJmzbYkbg


NONE of these people are beating Hillary come November, unless of course Trump is the next puppet. Carson, a Seventh Day Adventist, was the one I was probably going to vote for in my states primaries but now that he's out, I'm not sure who I will vote for.

A Seventh Day Adventist was the best of the bunch, that say's a lot.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 04, 2016, 08:17:52 am
I had to watch that clip a few times, and yes, I finally was able to catch split seconds of it - I finally understood why the audience was laughing at one point!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 05, 2016, 05:09:07 pm
Politics  |  Fri Mar 4, 2016 9:28pm EST
Jenner's offer to be 'trans ambassador' for Cruz draws some fire
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-cruz-jenner-idUSMTZSAPEC35JO8N3B

Reality star Caitlyn Jenner's offer to be a "trans ambassador" to U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz drew criticism on Friday from some members of the LGBT community, but major transgender rights organizations stayed out of the fray.

Jenner told gay and lesbian publication The Advocate in an interview posted this week that she admired Cruz despite the social conservative's stance on transgender issues.

The 66-year-old Olympic gold medalist turned television personality called Cruz a "great constitutionalist" and said she would like to advise him on questions relating to her community.

"Yes, trans ambassador to the president of the United States, so we can say, 'Ted, love what you're doing but here's what's going on,'" Jenner, who last year became the most high-profile American to transition to a different gender, told The Advocate.

The muted reaction to Jenner's support for Cruz appeared to show the high level of esteem she enjoys in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. But that did not stop some of its members speaking out.
 
"Doing my best to not send tweets to a woman I respect for her courage, but dang it, @Caitlyn_Jenner you're killing me with Cruz support!" Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay, wrote in a post on Twitter.

Some in the LGBT community took a more pointed stand, citing Cruz's opposition to same-sex marriage and his criticism of government efforts to allow students to use a bathroom that conforms to their gender identity.

In January, at a campaign stop in Iowa, Cruz said "inflicting" transgender students on teachers by allowing them to use a faculty restroom in line with their gender identity was better than having them share a bathroom with other students, according to video from NBC News.
 
Zack Ford, the LGBT editor at ThinkProgress, a website affiliated with the left-leaning Center for American Progress, wrote in a post that Jenner's support for Republicans like Cruz taints her "credibility."

Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said Jenner's comments highlight the fact a significant share of transgender people are Republicans.
 
"One would hope that transgender people would support philosophies that are helpful and not harmful to trans people," she said, adding that Jenner might have taken that into consideration before offering her support to Cruz.

A representative for the gay rights group GLAAD declined to comment and a spokeswoman for Cruz could not be reached.


(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis and Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Andrew Hay)

This article was funded in part by SAP. It was independently created by the Reuters editorial staff. SAP had no editorial involvement in its creation or production.
 




Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 08, 2016, 04:58:38 pm
This side show just never ends...

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/romney-for-president-committee-files-paperwork-with-the-fec/

‘Romney For President’ Committee Files Paperwork With The FEC

Mitt Romney has been suggested by some to be the last ditch effort by the Republican party to oust current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Pulling out all the stops, Romney gave a heated speech regarding why he believes that Trump is not fit to be president and urged voters to back anyone but Trump.

3/7/16

‘Romney For President’ Committee Recently Filed Papers With FEC, Is Mitt Romney Running?

Mitt Romney spoke out about the “phony” Donald Trump claiming the businessman would be devastating the American economy and foreign relations. Romney claimed in his speech that he has no intention of running for president but refused to offer an endorsement to any of the remaining candidates. Instead, Romney pushed voters to vote for whichever candidate has the best chance of winning in a particular state. However, some have questioned if Romney is secretly planning to run for president as it was revealed that paperwork was filed with the FEC on January 31, 2016, for the “Romney For President” candidate committee.

Mitt Romney has been suggested by some to be the last ditch effort by the Republican party to oust current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Pulling out all the stops, Romney gave a heated speech regarding why he believes that Trump is not fit to be president and urged voters to back anyone but Trump. The former presidential candidate, who infamously lost to Barack Obama in 2012, refused to endorse a particular candidate, but instead told voters to vote for whichever candidate had the best chance of beating Trump in each individual state. For example, Romney suggests voting for Rubio in Florida, John Kasich in Ohio, and for Ted Cruz or whichever one of the other two contenders has the best chance of beating Mr. Trump in the given state.

This type of rhetoric, not endorsing a particular candidate, has some questioning whether Romney could be trying to throw the Republican National Convention into a tailspin to ensure that no one candidate receives enough votes, causing the convention to be locked. CNN Politics reports that an insider close to the Mitt Romney campaign says that Romney is looking into ways to block Donald Trump at the RNC.


“It sounds like the plan is to lock the convention. Romney is focused on suppressing Trump’s delegate count to prevent him from accumulating the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination.”

This method is indicative of Romney’s anti-Trump speech as he did not throw his support behind one candidate and instead told voters to split their votes based on who has the best chance of winning in each state. If this method is followed, none of the candidates will have enough votes to win the nomination and Romney could be first in line to come in and “save” the party in this situation by representing the party in the fall election. source



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 09, 2016, 02:19:04 pm
Approximately 54 Private Jets Arrive with GOP Leaders and Donors Set on Stopping Donald Trump

In a not so surprising statement, Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim reported that “something like 54 private jets” arrived at a private resort off the coast of Georgia with a specific focus of stopping Donald Trump from obtaining the Republican nomination for president.

Grim first reported:

    Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering.

    The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he “cannot support Donald Trump.”

    Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).

Ah, yes, the usual suspects.

Of course, the meeting was for that annual World Forum, which is a conference that has been hosted somewhat secretively since 1982 by the American Enterprise Institute.

To make sure that Grim was not assuming too much, neo-conservative Bill Kristal of The Weekly Standard reportedly wrote in an emailed report from the conference, “A specter was haunting the World Forum–the specter of Donald Trump. There was much unhappiness about his emergence, a good deal of talk, some of it insightful and thoughtful, about why he’s done so well, and many expressions of hope that he would be defeated.”

Then Kristol added these words, “The key task now, to once again paraphrase Karl Marx, is less to understand Trump than to stop him. In general, there’s a little too much hand-wringing, brow-furrowing, and fatalism out there and not quite enough resolving to save the party from nominating or the country electing someone who simply shouldn’t be president.”

Grim went on to report, “Federal Aviation Administration records available onFlightAware.com show that a fleet of private jets flew into and out of two small airports near Sea Island this weekend. Fifty-four planes flew out of the airport on St. Simons Island, Georgia, on Sunday — nearly four times as many as departed from the airport the previous Sunday. ”

He conveyed this to CNN on Tuesday, as well.

Should this surprise anyone? The GOP is petrified of losing their power to Donald Trump. This is why they sent out waterboy liberal Mitt Romney, a two time loser, to attack Trump. David Hodges believes that Romney’s pitiful and hypocritical remarks were a veiled assassination threat against Trump.

However, I just want to remind all of you who think the GOP is the political messiah party that these people have engaged in this kind of practice for a long time. Most recently, they acted in a similar manner against 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul. Remember how the party opened in prayer to Jesus Christ and then nominated a polytheist who does not believe the Jesus Christ is God, but rather the spirit brother of Lucifer? Remember how the party then acted in a similar manner to the DNC as they scripted the vote to change the rules to shut out the people’s voice? Remember how they stole delegates from Ron Paul? You don’t? Go back and read Cynthia Kennedy’s pieces to remind yourself of the shenanigans that took place during the coronation of Mitt Romney.

While I cannot in good conscience support any of the GOP candidates (two are constitutionally ineligible and one has questionable character and track record) nor either of the Democrat candidates, the GOP is getting exactly what it deserves. They have been promoting progressives, socialists and communists for decades now. In fact, following Trump’s wins on Tuesday in Mississippi and Michigan, Doug Wead laid out the following ways the GOP establishment will now attempt top stop him:

    Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Romney will cooperate with each other to help block Trump outsiders at key County and State conventions.
    The RNC Rules Committee will likely change the rules back to a five state requirement needed to put a name in nomination at the Convention.
    Make sure that you have your own people chosen as delegates to the convention.
    The place of the caucus that selects the actual delegates who go to the district or state convention may suddenly change without your knowledge.
    The time of the meeting may suddenly change.
    The chairman may say “Ayes have it,” even if they don’t.
    Off duty police may arrest and detain your newly elected Donald Trump GOP officers.
    Precinct, County, State leaders may charge a last minute tax.
     If the Caucus Chairman is replaced or does not like the outcome of the vote they may suddenly declare the process invalid. For example, they may say that the new chairman is a Trump partisan and thus it is now a Trump event and the GOP insurance for the event is invalid and thus the meeting is ended.
    State Conventions will prepare ballots misspelling Trump and then later discount them in the voting for those pledged delegates.
    Fake ballots will be distributed listing establishment names as the official Trump delegates, confusing the voters.
    Counting the ballots at the various conventions will be an exhausting business with delays, postponements until the next day, seals broken on the voting boxes, and all kinds of chicanery.
    They may cancel the voting due to weather in a key precinct that is heavily Trump, throwing the State.
    At convention you may find hotel rooms cancelled. And other rooms may be bugged.
    When you leave the RNC don’t think it’s over.

Don’t think these things can happen, read Doug’s article https://dougwead.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/how-the-establishment-will-now-try-to-steal-the-nomination-from-donald-trump/ for all the sources where many of these things and more occurred to the Ron Paul campaign in 2012.

http://thewashingtonstandard.com/approximately-54-private-jets-arrive-gop-leaders-donors-set-stopping-donald-trump/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 09, 2016, 04:11:06 pm
They are craftily scripting this thing - Make no mistake, Trump is a life-long fornicator, and a multiple failed businessman to boot. But somehow the "global elites" (aka the mother harlot Vatican) is making it look like "anti-establishment" Trump is the enemy of the state, who's out to take our country back to our 1776 roots.

My take on this? Nothing will happen - no, Romney won't put his hat into the ring, and no, there likely won't be a brokered convention. They're spreading a little fear here, and a little fear there, in order to get "evangelical Christians" and "conservatives" to rally around Trump (a lot like they did Romney 4 years ago). Ultimately, the big prize will go to Hillary, and end up making evangelical-Christians look foolish when all is said and done.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 09, 2016, 05:09:06 pm
(http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/bernie-sign-illinois-575x534.jpg)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 09, 2016, 11:20:42 pm
(http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/michelle-obama-trump-train.jpg)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 10, 2016, 04:48:44 pm
Ted Cruz Insults Trump Voters: They’re “Low Information Voters” and “Not That Engaged” (Video)

Ted Cruz is a slimy liar. Just amazing how he holds up the Bible and than lies.


Ted Cruz: “Donald has done well in the southeastern states. He has had a good base of support. We’ve done well as well, we’ve been typically second in each of those states, and we’ve racked up delegates. Now Donald has a harder problem in the west, it’s interesting, his location he does well in the southeast. He does well with a certain demographic of voter. Donald gave a press conference where he said, to quote him, ‘I love the poorly educated.’ Listen, part of it is I think Donald is taking advantage of his voters because I understand what they’re angry about, but Donald if you’re angry at the corruption of Washington, you don’t solve it by supporting someone who has been enmeshed in the Washington corruption for forty years.”

Ted Cruz: “Listen, Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry and they see him as an angry voice. Where we are beating him is when voters’ get more engaged and they get more informed. When they inform themselves, they realize his record. He’s what they’re angry at. He is the corruption, and if you want someone to stand up to Washington, the only one who has been doing so in this race is me.”

We are looking forward to the Cruz crowd defending these insults today.

Gee, it makes you want to run out and support him for president, huh?

VIDEO: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/ted-cruz-insults-trump-voters-theyre-low-information-voters-and-not-that-engaged/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 10, 2016, 11:30:37 pm
WOW! Marco Rubio Just BLAMED AMERICANS and TRUMP for Islamic Hatred Against the US!

Senator Marco Rubio blamed America and Donald Trump for Islamic hatred against this country!
This comes after Trump’s comments yesterday that “Islam hates us.”
WOW!

"The problem is presidents just can’t say anything they want… Two days ago I met this extraordinary couple who are on furlough because they are missionaries in Bangladesh. It’s a very tough place to be a missionary. It’s Muslim. And their safety and security very much rely on the friendly Muslims that live alongside them that may not convert but protect them and certainly look out for them. And their mission field really are Muslims that are looking to convert to Christianity as well. And they tell me that today they have a very hostile environment in which to operate in because the news is coming that in America leading political figures are saying that America doesn’t like Muslims. So this is the real impact."


That’s right Marco… It’s America’s fault.
Unreal.

https://youtu.be/0jQuOYSKIVA

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/wow-marco-rubio-just-blamed-americans-for-islamic-hatred-against-the-us/



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 11, 2016, 01:19:25 am

Obama cracks Canada joke about Cruz's presidential eligibility


President Barack Obama poked some fun at Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president during the state dinner with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday.

Obama toasted to shared values of equality and opportunity and said those values were influencing the 2016 presidential race, according to a pool report.

"Where else could a boy born in Calgary run for president of the United States?" he said.

Obama was raising his glass to questions Donald Trump brought up about Cruz’s eligibility to be president because he was born in Canada. Such claims have been widely dismissed.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/03/obama-jokes-about-cruz-220604#ixzz42Zo8v0v7



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 11, 2016, 06:18:46 am
Ted Cruz Insults Trump Voters: They’re “Low Information Voters” and “Not That Engaged” (Video)

Ted Cruz: “Listen, Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry and they see him as an angry voice. Where we are beating him is when voters’ get more engaged and they get more informed. When they inform themselves, they realize his record. He’s what they’re angry at. He is the corruption, and if you want someone to stand up to Washington, the only one who has been doing so in this race is me.”

It's hard to argue with that, though. To me, he seems like the GOP version of Barack Obama. All slogans and promises, but no substance.

A lot of people are fooled by Trump, thinking he's this great conservative who will try to restore the country. He's not a conservative by any stretch. I mean, this is the guy who said Planned Parenthood does "great things", is in favor of shutting down parts of the internet, etc. This is the guy who has given billions of dollars to people like Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, etc. in exchange for political favors. And this is the guy who says incredibly lewd things about women and verbally bullies people into submission. The fact that he's doing so well with conservatives and evangelicals is absolutely nuts to me, I can't understand it.

He's a sitting duck if he's the nominee because the media is sitting on a lot of scathing stories about him, waiting until after the convention to release them. A Trump ticket is a guaranteed Hillary presidency, in my opinion.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 11, 2016, 08:20:15 am
Ted Cruz: Closet Pentecostal

http://eastorlandopost.com/ted-cruz-closet-pentecostal

Read the article, nuff said. And please... I can expose these charlatans in 1 post. Seriously tongues?  ::) Ted Cruz is a fraud and a perpetual LIAR. seriously, Trump is an outsider, nothing more. No he isn't  Christian, but guess what, he doesn't lie like one. Donald Trump isn't what we deserve, he is what we need, So think about that on voting day. 

Dan 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

The Lord pocks the rulers. Who do you think this country deserves? This country revels in murdering babies. ,Think about it, 


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2016, 08:45:46 am
If Trump is some anti-establishment outsider, then so are...

Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
George W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Michael Dukackis
Ronald Reagan
Jimmy Carter

Last I checked, these men were 1-2 term governors (at best) in their respective states. And in Obama's case, he was only Jr. Senator for only 2 years before he put his hat in the ring.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2016, 08:50:02 am
It's hard to argue with that, though. To me, he seems like the GOP version of Barack Obama. All slogans and promises, but no substance.

A lot of people are fooled by Trump, thinking he's this great conservative who will try to restore the country. He's not a conservative by any stretch. I mean, this is the guy who said Planned Parenthood does "great things", is in favor of shutting down parts of the internet, etc. This is the guy who has given billions of dollars to people like Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, etc. in exchange for political favors. And this is the guy who says incredibly lewd things about women and verbally bullies people into submission. The fact that he's doing so well with conservatives and evangelicals is absolutely nuts to me, I can't understand it.

He's a sitting duck if he's the nominee because the media is sitting on a lot of scathing stories about him, waiting until after the convention to release them. A Trump ticket is a guaranteed Hillary presidency, in my opinion.

Sadly, Geoffrey Grider, the Editor-in-Chief of that Now the End Begins end times news site, has gotten on the Trump bandwagon. Personally, I find it one of the few decent news sites left out there (and still go there for news) - however, Grider himself has some doctrinal issues (ie, he's a Hyper-Dispensationalist who believes there's NINE dispensations in the bible, and pretty much cuts up the New Testament saying how parts of it AREN'T for us in this current dispensation age).

So you have CNN/FOX and other MSM outlets calling Trump an "anti-establishment outsider".

These "alternative independent" news media stations like Alex Jones and Michael Snyder saying the same thing.

And now some of these "Christian" sites like Now the End Begins are saying the same thing.

Can't help but think they have the SAME spirit in them, which worketh in the children of disobedience.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 11, 2016, 09:01:59 am
Sadly, Geoffrey Grider, the Editor-in-Chief of that Now the End Begins end times news site, has gotten on the Trump bandwagon. Personally, I find it one of the few decent news sites left out there (and still go there for news) - however, Grider himself has some doctrinal issues (ie, he's a Hyper-Dispensationalist who believes there's NINE dispensations in the bible, and pretty much cuts up the New Testament saying how parts of it AREN'T for us in this current dispensation age).

So you have CNN/FOX and other MSM outlets calling Trump an "anti-establishment outsider".

These "alternative independent" news media stations like Alex Jones and Michael Snyder saying the same thing.

And now some of these "Christian" sites like Now the End Begins are saying the same thing.

Can't help but think they have the SAME spirit in them, which worketh in the children of disobedience.

Infowars is no longer even conspiracies, it's all about Trump!

Yeah, NTEB has turned to TrumpMania. It has bugged me to no end.  :-X :-X :-X


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 11, 2016, 04:16:55 pm
If Trump is some anti-establishment outsider, then so are...

Barack Obama state senator for years, than Illinois senator for a term. not exactly an outsider
Mitt Romney Governor of Massachusetts; not exactly an outsider 
George W. Bush Gov of Texas before President and a BUSH; not exactly an outsider
Bill Clinton Gov of Arkansas ; not exactly an outsider
Michael Dukackis longest serving Gov of Massachusetts; not exactly an outsider 
Ronald Reagan very popular Gov of California;definitely not exactly an outsider 
Jimmy Carter Georgia senator 2 terms and Gov of Georgia; not exactly an outsider

Last I checked, these men were 1-2 term governors (at best) in their respective states. And in Obama's case, he was only Jr. Senator for only 2 years before he put his hat in the ring.

In my opinion, none of these guys are outsiders. Trump, never was a politician. So he really is an outsider.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 11, 2016, 04:19:49 pm
Sadly, Geoffrey Grider, the Editor-in-Chief of that Now the End Begins end times news site, has gotten on the Trump bandwagon. Personally, I find it one of the few decent news sites left out there (and still go there for news) - however, Grider himself has some doctrinal issues (ie, he's a Hyper-Dispensationalist who believes there's NINE dispensations in the bible, and pretty much cuts up the New Testament saying how parts of it AREN'T for us in this current dispensation age).

So you have CNN/FOX and other MSM outlets calling Trump an "anti-establishment outsider".

These "alternative independent" news media stations like Alex Jones and Michael Snyder saying the same thing.

And now some of these "Christian" sites like Now the End Begins are saying the same thing.

Can't help but think they have the SAME spirit in them, which worketh in the children of disobedience.

Id like to see Trump win, that would so throw a monkey wrench into everything. A guy who will most likely do whatever he wants.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 11, 2016, 09:16:36 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD5nICXIjX8


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 11, 2016, 11:14:15 pm
In my opinion, none of these guys are outsiders. Trump, never was a politician. So he really is an outsider.

Who funded Hillary, Pelosi, Reid, and a host of other radical left politicians. Who says Planned Parenthood (who aside from massacring children broke the secular law) does "great things". Who can't give you a single detail about any policy plan he proposes other than it'll be "great". As much as you dislike Cruz, he's right on the money: Trump is part of the establishment circus that his own supporters are so angry about.

And your post about Ted Cruz being a closet Pentecostal? Let me get this straight: Trump not being a born again believer isn't a deterrent, but Cruz not being a born again believer is? Isn't that a double standard?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 12, 2016, 02:13:36 am
Who funded Hillary, Pelosi, Reid, and a host of other radical left politicians. Who says Planned Parenthood (who aside from massacring children broke the secular law) does "great things". Who can't give you a single detail about any policy plan he proposes other than it'll be "great". As much as you dislike Cruz, he's right on the money: Trump is part of the establishment circus that his own supporters are so angry about.

And your post about Ted Cruz being a closet Pentecostal? Let me get this straight: Trump not being a born again believer isn't a deterrent, but Cruz not being a born again believer is? Isn't that a double standard?

fore starter i went after the people posted. If you want me to go after the liberal's i will. It will be a big post, because anyone that has been on this site or the original, knows; that i have nothing for liberals. period.

YES i dislike Ted Cruz, this guy speaks in tongues,  NOT BIBLICAL!!   He believes in laying on hands, washing feet, talking like a dog, being drunk in the spirit, is sure he is going to pick up a snake here soon. Dear Lord; he believes that GOD has appointed him to take from the rich and give to the poor in the end times. REALLY??

Please show me in the BIBLE where this stuff is? PLEASE! Im gonna tell ya right now, you will not find it. Ted Cruz is a fraud and a slimy penguin. Christians that follow him are most likely NOT true, BIBLE believing born again Christians. They are most likely charismatics and snake handlers or MORMONS  . PERIOD. I will take this challenge anytime.

Ted Cruz is a fraud and a fake. PERIOD!! When he stands before God he will say, I NEVER KNEW YOU. period, he holds the Bible up and then lies. He has lied about his money transactions. His wife is a member of the `Council of Foreign  Relations, and works for Goldman Sachs, and had a mental break down and was going to kill her self over all the behind the scenes stuff.

Come on!! Only GOD will appointee our leadership. Hopefully it will not be Cruz, a lying, charismatic dog barking fraud he asks for money to get in to heaven.  LOOK INTO IT!!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: christistruth on March 12, 2016, 07:56:41 am
I fell into sin last night (I struggle not buying into these politicians false hopes, since the world is so gloomy), but yeah, that riot was scary. Trump's supporters wasted patiently in line and then these thugs started to beat people up.

And hearing how Ted Cruz can pull off (pretend to be a Christian) better then Trump, I will simply vote for Trump if I vote in the primary.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 12, 2016, 08:46:47 am
I fell into sin last night (I struggle not buying into these politicians false hopes, since the world is so gloomy), but yeah, that riot was scary. Trump's supporters wasted patiently in line and then these thugs started to beat people up.

And hearing how Ted Cruz can pull off (pretend to be a Christian) better then Trump, I will simply vote for Trump if I vote in the primary.

This is just me, but the whole riots last night just came off as faked, staged, scripted, or whatever you want to call it - how can Trump not be discernable enough to beef up security prior? And then he had to cancel the rally b/c of a lack of security? Honestly, I don't recall even a George W. rally being cancelled for this reason.

Anyhow - I don't know when the rapture will happen, but regardless of who gets "elected" - by late summer 2017, the honeymoon will be over, as everyone will realize whoever got into office didn't fulfill even one campaign promise (and will go back to begging for better iphones, bigger tvs, bigger raises at their jobs, moaning about their favorite sports teams not doing well enough, etc).


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 12, 2016, 11:09:03 am
So again Mark I ask you this question:

"And your post about Ted Cruz being a closet Pentecostal? Let me get this straight: Trump not being a born again believer isn't a deterrent, but Cruz not being a born again believer is? Isn't that a double standard?"


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 12, 2016, 11:18:20 am
I think we all need to remember that we need to put everything into perspective here...

Every kingdom of this world is runned by the mother harlot, the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican - I know what Daniel 2:21 says - but nonetheless here in Satan's kingdom of this earth, the mother harlot all but has final say on choosing these leaders (as they obey their master satan).

So really - it doesn't matter who "wins" in November - b/c whether it's Trump, Cruz, Hillary, or Sanders, the MOST WICKED candidate will be the one getting the big prize, ultimately.

Revelation 17:5  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 12, 2016, 08:42:51 pm
So again Mark I ask you this question:

"And your post about Ted Cruz being a closet Pentecostal? Let me get this straight: Trump not being a born again believer isn't a deterrent, but Cruz not being a born again believer is? Isn't that a double standard?"

Trump doesn't come out and wear it on his sleeve does he? Cruz stands on the street corner, rips his clothes and puts dust on his head in order to get people to follow him. Think about it. And again God will pick the leader that he wants, our votes are meaningless. period. and if Cruz was as righteous as he says he is, he wouldn't be a politician but would be a preacher. At least Trump isnt holding the Bible up and saying one thing and then turning right around and doing the opposite of what he just said. Cruz is a fraud Christian, and a fraud politician.

Is your whole support for Cruz is because he claims to be a Christian? Who is the one being lied to here?

I'm only for Trump because he is an outsider, he doesn't need the lobbyists money what so ever, and he isn't into anyone's pocket. If he wins he can be the first person since JFK that might actually make a change in this country. Unlike the people in there now.

Dan 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 12, 2016, 11:40:32 pm
Trump doesn't come out and wear it on his sleeve does he? Cruz stands on the street corner, rips his clothes and puts dust on his head in order to get people to follow him. Think about it. And again God will pick the leader that he wants, our votes are meaningless. period. and if Cruz was as righteous as he says he is, he wouldn't be a politician but would be a preacher. At least Trump isnt holding the Bible up and saying one thing and then turning right around and doing the opposite of what he just said. Cruz is a fraud Christian, and a fraud politician.

Is your whole support for Cruz is because he claims to be a Christian? Who is the one being lied to here?

1. Our votes aren't "meaningless" at all. How will God put in place the new president? Through the electoral process. God being sovereign over His creation doesn't negate our votes and make them meaningless. The votes of the people will organically conform to God's will.

2. Government officials and statesmen can't be righteous?

3. I could go on and on with this one, but Trump absolutely says one thing and then turns around and does the opposite: "Planned Parenthood does great things." "We'll defund Planned Parenthood." He said those within days of each other. Which one is it? "Climate change is a hoax." "Maybe some climate change is manmade, but not all." He said those within days of each other. Which one is it? He's saying whatever is politically expedient for him at the time. Just like Alex Jones says whatever his audience wants to hear at that moment (he'll play up Christianity on one hand but then play to new agers on the other).

4. My support for Cruz actually has nothing to do with his being Christian or not. He's a Constitutional conservative, and that's why I support him. I like his tax plan, I like his stance on states' rights, gun rights, parental rights, etc. He's a conservative who seems to want to shrink government. Whether he's saved or not has nothing to do with it. I'm interested in keeping our rights until the rapture. Whether that will be the case is for God to decide, but that's how I vote. Would feeling someone is a genuine Christian (whether or not they have a lot of secondary issues figured out) be a bonus? Of course it would. But at the end of the day, I don't care if the guy is a seething atheist as long as he upholds the Constitution and doesn't let the government intrude into my life.

I'm only for Trump because he is an outsider, he doesn't need the lobbyists money what so ever, and he isn't into anyone's pocket. If he wins he can be the first person since JFK that might actually make a change in this country. Unlike the people in there now.

That's another lie Trump likes to tell. He says he's self-funding his campaign, but that's not true. http://www.moneytips.com/trump-is-not-self-funding-his-campaign (http://www.moneytips.com/trump-is-not-self-funding-his-campaign)

Ted Cruz is not by any stretch the perfect candidate, but he's the best one up there now.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 13, 2016, 08:18:17 am
Personally, regardless of who's President - my own needs have been provided through and through.

If anything, ultimately - it's been on SPITITUAL TERMS, largely, that this country has been transformed under Obama (forget his Marxist economic views). Look how so many abominations in years past have become accepted slowly but surely over the last 7 years. Yeah, hate to say it, but it seems like 2015's USSC pro-sodomite marriage ruling has become a figment of people's imagination now.

Just stick with the word of God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 14, 2016, 11:17:01 am
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/272869-photo-shows-hillary-clinton-george-w-bush-together-at-reagans-funeral
March 14, 2016, 08:35 am
Photo shows Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush together at Reagan's funeral

(http://thehill.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_full/public/blogs/clintonbush.jpg?itok=RsD5capw)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 14, 2016, 11:27:19 am
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/john-kasich-took-hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars-from-george-soros/

John Kasich Took Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars From NWO Money Man George Soros

The Kasich super PAC New Day For America received the $200,000 in the form of two separate contributions from Scott Bessent, then-chief investment officer of Soros Fund Management LLC, Federal Election Commission data analysed by the Center for Responsive Politics show. He also made the largest personal donation allowed by law directly to Kasich’s campaign, $2,700.

3/14/16

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT JOHN KASICH TAKING MONEY FROM GEORGE SOROS?

It has come to light today that the John Kasich campaign has taken large amounts of money from far, far Left NWO agent George Soros. George Soros is an evil, evil man who uses his billions to promote race wars and anarchy and tear down the United States government. Soros also gave $6 million to Hillary.

(http://twitter.com/scottienhughes/status/709139349275803648/photo/1)

Hey Ohio, hope you are paying close attention to this on voting day tomorrow.

Soros, who has given $7 million to a PAC backing Hillary Clinton this election cycle, is a huge backer of all things liberal. This election, Soros has made clear his opposition to the GOP front-runners, saying: “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.”

Soros is a major power behind the Western left, pumping millions of dollars into various causes each year. He is in favor of open borders, gun control, abortion, and euthanasia.

So why is he funding John Kasich? Hmm…


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 14, 2016, 11:32:39 am
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/pastor-calls-for-execution-of-homosexuals-then-introduces-ted-cruz-on-stage/

Pastor Calls For Execution Of Non Repentant Homosexuals Then Introduces Ted Cruz On Stage

Yes, the Bible is against homosexuality as it is against all sin. But Bible doctrine for the Christian in the age of Grace does not call for the execution of homosexuals or any other sinners. The apostle Paul says that all sinners need to get saved and come to repentance. Kevin Swanson seems to be a very mentally unbalanced person in the ilk of another phony "pastor" Steven Anderson. But it only gets better from here.

3/14/16

It seems that everyone connected to Ted Cruz makes constant reference to Cruz ‘taking dominion’ over America and ‘claiming it for Jesus’.

“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” 2 Timothy 2:24-26 (KJV)

A pastor named Kevin Swanson has called for the death and execution of all homosexuals in America who refuse to repent. He does so by ignoring the New Testament teachings on grace and salvation and tries to drag you back and place you under Old Testament law.

Yes, the Bible is against homosexuality as it is against all sin. But Bible doctrine for the Christian in the age of Grace does not call for the execution of homosexuals or any other sinners. The apostle Paul says that all sinners need to get saved and come to repentance. Kevin Swanson seems to be a very mentally unbalanced person in the ilk of another phony “pastor” Steven Anderson.  But it only gets better from here.

Pastor Kevin Swanson wants you to vote for Ted Cruz

This same pastor, who looks and sounds to me like a closet homosexual himself, was the moderator at a Ted Cruz event. Here we see him introducing Cruz at a 2015 National Religious Liberties Conference:

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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 14, 2016, 06:58:58 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETi7lOTariY


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 15, 2016, 05:22:19 pm
Ted Cruz goes all-in for Monsanto; insults tens of millions of health-conscious Americans by calling them 'anti science zealots'

I really hope this guy loses big tonight

U.S. presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz went all-in for Monsanto on the campaign trail in Iowa, parroting Monsanto's propaganda by proclaiming that GMOs are feeding the world while insulting health-conscious consumers by equating support of GMO labeling with "anti-science zealotry."

At the Iowa Agricultural Summit, Cruz revealed that he in effect fully supports the mass poisoning of the American people with hidden (unlabeled) GMOs, cancer-causing glyphosate herbicide, farmer suicides caused by GMO crop failures and the widespread genetic pollution unleashed by genetically modified crops. "[W]e shouldn’t let anti-science zealotry shutdown the ability to produce low-cost quality food for billions across the globe," he stated, invoking a false claim that's actually a widely disproven Monsanto talking point. (SOURCE)

Hilariously, in making that statement, Ted Cruz also implies that he is literate on scientific issues. This alone is highly questionable. He may be a brilliant constitutional scholar and student of the law, but he knows next to nothing about the health effects, environmental impacts and genetic pollution risk of GM crops. He could start by reading Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.

For the record, my own book, Food Forensics, comes out this July and also covers GMOs and glyphosate.


Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/053315_Ted_Cruz_Monsanto_anti-science_zealots.html#ixzz430rege79


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 15, 2016, 10:09:58 pm
Anonymous Hackers Declare 'Total War' on Donald Trump

by
 Robert Hackett 
  @rhhackett
  March 15, 2016, 9:30 AM EDT
 
http://fortune.com/2016/03/15/anonymous-trump-donald-declare-war/?xid=yahoo_fortune

Hackers have a bone to pick with Donald Trump.

A hooded figure wearing a Guy Fawkes mask—uniform of the informal hacker group Anonymous—has declared “total war” on the GOP frontrunner in a video released this month. The group had previously declared war on the presidential candidate in Dec., after he made statements about banning Muslims from entering the country.

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“Dear Donald Trump, we have been watching you for a long time and what we see is deeply disturbing,” the masked figure says before airing a montage of clips featuring a selection of Trump’s most controversial moments on the campaign trail. In one clip, Trump calls Mexicans “rapists”; in another he mocks a disabled reporter; in yet another he is read a litany of the insults he has used against women.


“Your inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States of America—you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas,” the speaker says.”This is a call to arms.”

“We need you to shut down his website,” the Anonymous rep continues. “Research and expose what he doesn’t want the public to know. We need you to dismantle his campaign and sabotage his brand.”

For more on Anonymous, watch:

The Anonymous YouTube page that hosts the video asks participants to target “trumpchicago.com” on April 1, or April Fool’s Day in the U.S. Another page devoted to so-called #OpTrump on Ghostbin, a data dump-friendly website, directs would-be hackers to more of Trump’s official campaign and property websites.

Anonymous hackers often use distributed denial of service attacks—overwhelming floods of Internet traffic—to pummel the computer servers of their targets. The group previously waged campaigns against countries such as Turkey and Hungary as well as the cybersecurity startup CloudFlare. Factions of the group have also targeted ISIS, scientologists, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Read more: “Let’s Talk About Anonymous Versus ISIS”

The latest video represents a renewed effort in the #OpTrump campaign, which Anonymous initiated at the end of last year. Most recently, Anonymous hackers supposedly broke into Donald Trump’s voicemail account and leaked messages to Gawker.

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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 16, 2016, 10:03:01 am
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/top-conservatives-gather-to-plot-third-party-run-against-trump-220786

Top conservatives gather to plot third-party run against Trump

The meeting is scheduled for two days after tonight's primaries in what many Republican operatives believe will determine whether Trump is on an unstoppable march to the nomination.


By Shane Goldmacher

03/15/16 02:33 PM EDT


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 16, 2016, 11:18:59 am
(http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/siteupload/2016/03/rod-serling.jpg)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 16, 2016, 03:11:48 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/politics/trump-gop-convention-riots-173311030.html
Trump warns of ‘riots’ if he’s not the GOP nominee in a contested convention
3/16/16

Fresh off a big night in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump says that if he is leading in delegates going into the GOP convention but does not emerge as the nominee, there will be chaos in Cleveland.

“I think you’d have riots,” Trump said on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday.

Trump’s wins in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina on Tuesday put him at least halfway to the 1,237 delegates he needs to claim the nomination. But Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s win in his home state denied the real estate mogul 66 delegates in the winner-take-all primary, increasing the likelihood of a contested GOP convention this summer.

“I think we’ll win before getting to the convention,” Trump said. “But I can tell you, if we didn’t and if we’re 20 votes short or if we’re 100 short and we’re at 1,100 and somebody else is at 500 or 400, because we’re way ahead of everybody, I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically.”

“I’m representing a tremendous, many, many millions of people, in many cases, first time voters,” he added. “If you disenfranchise those people, and you say, ‘I’m sorry, you’re 100 votes short’ … I think you’d have problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen.”

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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 17, 2016, 03:05:04 am
‘You Son of a B***h’: Glenn Beck Slams ‘Delusional’ Kasich for Staying in the Race

Ahh, you have to love those "Christian" Cruz supporters

After winning the Republican primary in his home state of Ohio Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich announced that he plans to stay the course. Glenn Beck had a few choice words for him.

“Kasich, I mean, excuse my language, but, you son of a ****, the republic is at stake,” Beck said Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Radio Program. “This is not like a normal race. The republic is at stake.”

Continuing his criticism of Kasich, Beck, a top surrogate for Republican candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, argued that the Ohio governor is “delusional” if he thinks he can win. Additionally, he thinks the Ohio governor made his victory speech Tuesday night “about himself” instead of about the country.

The conservative firebrand didn’t like the confetti at Kasich’s victory rally, either.

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After winning the Republican primary in his home state of Ohio Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich announced that he plans to stay the course. Glenn Beck had a few choice words for him.

“Kasich, I mean, excuse my language, but, you son of a ****, the republic is at stake,” Beck said Wednesday on The Glenn Beck Radio Program. “This is not like a normal race. The republic is at stake.”

Continuing his criticism of Kasich, Beck, a top surrogate for Republican candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, argued that the Ohio governor is “delusional” if he thinks he can win. Additionally, he thinks the Ohio governor made his victory speech Tuesday night “about himself” instead of about the country.

The conservative firebrand didn’t like the confetti at Kasich’s victory rally, either.


“When I saw that confetti come down on his head last night, I was like, ‘What did you win?’ That’s like confetti coming down when I go to the bathroom and I flush my toilet and it works,” Beck quipped. “Of course, it’s supposed to work. … This is your home state. You just won your home state.”

Beck argued that as long as Kasich stays in the race, he essentially acts as a spoiler, effectively helping GOP contender Donald Trump, and if it’s between Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and Trump, a third-party candidate could emerge.

“If you put this together and it was an incredible third party, not establishment, an incredible third party, and said, ‘We’re not going to be the GOP anymore,’ I think you get a lot of independents voting for it,” Beck said. “Because the GOP, especially if the GOP throws their weight behind Donald Trump, if he wins the nomination and they throw their weight behind Donald Trump, it’s over.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/03/16/you-son-of-a-bh-glenn-beck-slams-delusional-kasich-for-staying-in-the-race/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 18, 2016, 06:11:21 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP-FZe0F8qU


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 19, 2016, 10:53:59 am
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=31916554561
Trump a Jesuit & Cruz a Liar?
Politics & Religion
Audio: http://www.sermonaudio.com/playpopup.asp?SID=31916554561
3/13/2016 (SUN)  |  Bible: Philippians 3:20; Colossians 1:12-13
 


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 20, 2016, 06:37:49 pm
Franklin Graham: Vote for the 'Least Heathen' Candidate

The Reverend Franklin Graham urged his fellow Christians to vote in November, even if they have to choose between two "heathen" candidates. Son of the Reverend Billy Graham and president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Graham has taken on much of his father's mantle in the evangelical community. 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/03/18/franklin-graham-vote-for-the-least-heathen-candidate/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 20, 2016, 06:43:41 pm
Franklin Graham: Vote for the 'Least Heathen' Candidate

The Reverend Franklin Graham urged his fellow Christians to vote in November, even if they have to choose between two "heathen" candidates. Son of the Reverend Billy Graham and president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Graham has taken on much of his father's mantle in the evangelical community. 

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/03/18/franklin-graham-vote-for-the-least-heathen-candidate/

So he'll be voting for Trump, even though he said recently he won't?

A double minded man...


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 20, 2016, 09:17:49 pm
Where were these protestors when Romney and Bush Jr ran for President? ::)

http://www.voanews.com/content/republican-presidential-front-runner-trump-cheered-arizona-rally/3245674.html
Anti-Trump Protests Held in Arizona, New York City
3/19/16

The five remaining American presidential hopefuls are drumming up support from voters days before two more primaries and one state's caucuses measure their popular support. As usual, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has been generating controversy and attention.

Protesters tried Saturday to stop a Trump rally in Arizona near the Mexican border by leaving their cars in the middle of a street and blocking traffic. Some held up a banner reading "Dump Trump." Three people were arrested.

In his speech, Trump again pledged to build a wall along the border to keep out illegal immigrants, who he says bring drugs and violent crime into the U.S.

He accused his Republican rivals, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich, of being weak on immigration and also pledged to keep jobs and U.S. industries from going to Mexico.

He said China was able to build its economy on American money and jobs, calling it one of the world's greatest robberies.

Another anti-Trump protest took place Saturday in New York City outside the Trump Tower office building on Fifth Avenue.

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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 23, 2016, 06:13:02 pm
ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS Admit Answering Craigslist Ad and Getting Paid to Protest Trump

and there we go

On Saturday hundreds of far left activists held a march-rally at the Trump Tower in New York City.

Several of the anti-Trump protesters admitted they answered an ad on Craigslist and were getting paid to protest Trump.
The Daily Caller reported:

The Establishment on both the left and the right, who want to disenfranchise the millions of Republican voters who support Donald Trump, have blamed the staged riots near Trump rallies on Trump or on Bernie Sanders. That’s like blaming the Russians for the Reichstag Fire. Bernie has little to do with these manufactured protests. This is a Clinton operation, a faux protest.

False flag operations have long been common in politics, but these riots are poisonous to the electorate, intentionally designed to turn violent and stifle free speech.

This free speech-busting goon squad operation is directed by supporters of Hillary Clinton. It is paid for mostly by George Soros and MoveOn.org and pushed by David Brock at Media Matters for America. It’s also funded by reclusive billionaire Jonathan Lewis, who was identified by the Miami New Times as a “mystery man.” He inherited roughly a billion dollars from his father Peter Lewis (founder of Progressive Insurance Company).

A march and demonstration against Trump at Trump Tower essentially fizzled Saturday when only 500 “protesters” of the promised 5000 showed up. Infiltrating the crowd, I learned most were from MoveOn or the Occupy movement. Soap was definitely in short supply in this crowd. Several admitted answering a Craig’s list ad paying $16.00 an hour for protesters.

Hillary understands that Trump would lose the votes of certain establishment Republicans if he were the nominee. On the other hand, it doesn’t matter, because of his crossover outreach. In Michigan, Democrats and independents who have lost their jobs because of disastrous globalist trade deals like NAFTA are lining up to vote for Donald.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/anti-trump-protesters-admit-answering-craigslist-ad-and-getting-paid-to-protest-trump/


Clinton And Soros Are Behind Violent Riots At Trump Rallies, Not Sanders

The Establishment on both the left and the right, who want to disenfranchise the millions of Republican voters who support Donald Trump, have blamed the staged riots near Trump rallies on Trump or on Bernie Sanders. That’s like blaming the Russians for the Reichstag Fire. Bernie has little to do with these manufactured protests. This is a Clinton operation, a faux protest.

False flag operations have long been common in politics, but these riots are poisonous to the electorate, intentionally designed to turn violent and stifle free speech.

rest: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/21/clinton-and-soros-are-behind-violent-riots-at-trump-rallies-not-sanders/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social#ixzz43ZMFWpQT


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 23, 2016, 06:21:20 pm
TRUMP and CRUZ Exchange Barbs After Pro-Cruz PAC Posts "naked" Shot of Melania Trump

This is what it has come down too. Not surprised that this would come from the Cruz side. Being the fake christian that he is, oh now mormon prophet.  ::)

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/trump-cruz-exchange-barbs-over-wives-after-pro-cruz-pac-targets-melania-trump/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 23, 2016, 08:38:28 pm
TRUMP and CRUZ Exchange Barbs After Pro-Cruz PAC Posts "naked" Shot of Melania Trump

This is what it has come down too. Not surprised that this would come from the Cruz side. Being the fake christian that he is, oh now mormon prophet.  ::)

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/trump-cruz-exchange-barbs-over-wives-after-pro-cruz-pac-targets-melania-trump/

To be fair, Cruz can't stop an independent PAC from doing whatever it wants to do. It's not his campaign putting it out, it's an independent PAC. A pro-Cruz PAC, yes, but independent nonetheless. He really doesn't have any control over it. They don't work for him.

And if Donald Trump is so upset by the PAC posting the photo of his wife naked, maybe she shouldn't have posed for GQ in the first place. I understand it was before they were married, but still. You married her. To act like they robbed Trump's sock drawer and found a personal photo of her is stupid. She posed in a magazine. It's public record. And if Trump wants to paint himself as a Christian (which he has) and pander to evangelical or even Mormon voters, they have the right to know. It's public record.

I just wish we could have an actual conversation about policy. It stinks that Trump keeps dodging debates...


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 24, 2016, 08:54:21 am
https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1068
UTAH CAUCUSES: OUTRIGHT FRAUD
Post by  U.S.Reporter 
- Mar 23, 2016 
 
Republicans attending the Utah Election Caucuses on Tuesday were _each_ given hand-fulls of Ballots, "Vote as many times as you want" as shown in the photo above, allowing them to cast as many votes as they pleased!  When the time came to place the ballots in a tin can for counting, people walked in the door with "absentee" ballots stuffing several at a time into the ballot box.

The entire election process in Salt Lake County for certain and likely all of Utah, is a complete fraud and the results of the Utah Caucuses are invalid.

Here is an email from a Caucus attendee describing the process:

 

Just got back from my caucus... My head is still spinning.

Check in was slow but reasonably controlled. Super-long lines. I've never seen turnout like this.

Got my credentials, but no presidential ballot. They said those would be delivered to our caucus room.

Got to my caucus room. I counted about 120 people there (no idea how many were actually registered and credentialed).

We elected Precinct Officers, State Delegates, and County Delegates - the typical incompetence and ignorance of the rules you'd expect to see from volunteers, but all went somewhat smooth.

...Then came the Presidential Ballot.

Someone shows up with a stack of probably 250 ballots. The precinct chair splits them up, and starts handing stacks of them out and tells people "take one and pass it down".

No checking credentials, IDs, NOTHING.

I'm sitting at the end of a row and people start handing me stacks of extras. I literally had over 50 ballots in my hand.

We were told to mark our vote and place our ballot in a tin can. They then asked for a volunteer to hold the can. At this point, most people filed out the door.

I cast ONE vote, then stuck around to see what would happen with the votes.

About 15 minutes later, with only about 10 or so people milling around, someone walks in the room with an envelopes STUFFED full of "absentee" ballots - some envelopes having 2-5+ ballots.

I raised a question and said, "isn't there an absentee process already in place? Didn't people have to register for that last week?" and was told "Oh no, this is completely normal".

As I've mentioned in other threads, I was in Party leadership for 6 years and no, this is absolutely not normal.

I then asked if I could observe the vote count, and I was told my observations where not needed and to leave the area while the ballots were being counted.

I left the room (things were already a complete Charlie Foxtrot at this point) and wandered over to my friends precinct caucus to see if it was just as much a cluster.

His caucus was just getting to the presidential ballot, and as I walked in the door I was handed ANOTHER BALLOT.

Again, no credential check, no ID check, NOTHING.

No, I didn't vote again...

I went back to my precinct and they had the results:
74% Cruz
14% Trump
11% Kasich

Now just imagine this kind of outright incompetence/manipulation happening in 2000 precincts across the state.

As I left the building, I started overhearing results coming back from other precincts... Overwhelmingly numbers for Cruz... Like 70-90% or more. (In one precinct Cruz got around 100, Trump had 2, Kasich 0)

Bottom line... They basically are going to post whatever the hell numbers they want.

There were no apparent controls, no credential checks, no ID checks, and ballots being handed around like napkins.

UTAH RESULTS ARE A COMPLETE SHAM

And it just cost Trump 40 delegates.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 24, 2016, 07:55:36 pm
With all due respect, BA2, the website you linked to for that story also has this fake story up:

https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/component/k2/964 (https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/component/k2/964)

He took a girl's sign at a rally and held it up laughing. Yet this "SuperStation95" with a straight face says he came out as a sodomite. I don't even like Rubio, but give me a break...

Also, they made this bold prediction: "Today is November 24.  Thirty-two days from now, the US economy WILL be in complete collapse."
https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/component/k2/570 (https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/component/k2/570)

Where are they getting their information?

Utah voted for Cruz by a landslide. Arizona voted for Trump by a landslide. No fix going on.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 24, 2016, 11:51:53 pm
BREAKING: Woman Identified as Ted Cruz “Mistress” in National Enquirer Says It’s ‘Not True’

The National Enquirer came out with a story this week claiming evidence of multiple sexual trysts by presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz.

The article includes several images of the women in question. The magazine blurred out to maintain their anonymity.
The National Enquirer reported:

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is trying to survive an explosive “dirt file” on the finger-wagging conservative senator!

And the new issue of The National ENQUIRER — on newsstands now — reveals how the reports say the staunch Republican is hiding FIVE different mistresses!

PHOTOS: Paula Jones: Hillary Clinton ‘Allowed’ Husband Bill To Go After Women!

“Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had,” claimed a Washington insider.

“The leaked details are an attempt to destroy what’s left of his White House campaign!”

The ENQUIRER reports that Cruz’s claimed mistresses include a foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney!

There are also whispers of other intimate late-night sessions Ted has had in Washington — and even a wild sex worker makes the cut!

Twitter lit up today with conversation about the scandal including the rumblings about the women involved.

Tonight I reached out to one of the suspected “mistresses.”
Here is her response:

It’s ridiculous. Anyone with half a brain knows it’s false… I don’t think the article is true. I can’t see Cruz being like that… All I know is it’s not me. There’s a reason they don’t use my name. They know it’s BS.

National Enquirer hit a homerun with Democrat John Edwards’s love child.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/breaking-woman-identified-ted-cruz-mistress-says-not-true/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 25, 2016, 05:52:16 am
This is on Ted Cruz's cheerleaders site the BLAZE which is owned and operated by Glenn Beck.

Josh Duggar Allegedly Paid Nearly $1,000 for Ashley Madison Accounts

Embattled former TLC reality star Josh Duggar appears to have been among the many who signed up for an account on Ashley Madison, the site that facilitates extramarital affairs.

Duggar — who resigned from his executive director position at the Family Research Council and apologized in May after police reports surfaced that alleged he molested underage girls as a teenager — appears to be among the 37 million members of the site after hackers outed several of them, according to Gawker.

Gawker reported that someone with a credit card belonging to a Joshua J. Duggar that has a billing address of a home in Arkansas owned by Duggar’s grandmother paid for a subscription on the site. The billing address’ home was oftentimes showed on his family’s cancelled reality show, “19 Kids and Counting,” and was where his wife, Anna, gave birth to their first child.

According to the data obtained by Gawker, a news and gossip blog, that credit card was used to purchase two different monthly subscriptions from Ashley Madison from February 2013 to May 2015 — totally $986.76. During that time period, Duggar was married to wife and was employed at the Family Research Council, the conservative Christian organization in Washington, D.C., according to People Magazine.

The second subscription appears to have begun in July 2014 and the address listed appears to be his home in Oxon Hill, Maryland where Duggar resided while he worked in Washingon, D.C. The birthday listed in the data for the first account allegedly belong to Duggar is February 3, 1988 — one month way from Duggar’s actual March 3, 1988 birthday. The birthday listed for the second account is March 2, 1988.

CNN reported that customers who bought 1,000 “credits” for $250 would receive a money-back guarantee if they did not have an affair within three months.

Among the reported interests linked to the accounts were: experimenting with sex toys, bubble baths for two, conventional sex, cuddling and hanging, sex talk and sensual massages.

Gawker has posted screenshots of the data purporting to be Duggar’s accounts, but they have not been verified. As the Washington Post reported, one person signed up for an Ashley Madison account using former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s work email address.

An anonymous source who worked with the Duggars told People that the latest allegations will just further ensure the end of the family’s relationship with TLC.

“It was pretty improbable that there were going to be any specials on any of the Duggars anyway,” the source said. “But now, with this, there’s virtually no chance. It’s basically just over now.”

Hackers released nearly 10 gigabytes of data online Tuesday.

“Find yourself in here? It was [Avid Life Media] that failed you and lied to you,” the hackers wrote in a message along with the leaked data. “Prosecute them and claim damages. Then move on with your life. Learn your lesson and make amends. Embarrassing now, but you’ll get over it.”

Besides Duggar, reports show that emails linked to congressional offices, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz’s office, White House officials and the armed forces were also used to sign up for accounts.

After the data was leaked, a website was created for users to check and see if their information was among that was posted publicly online. However, that website appears to have been removed at the request of Ashley Madison’s legal team.

Read more of Gawker’s report here.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/19/josh-duggar-allegedly-paid-nearly-1000-for-ashley-madison-accounts/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 25, 2016, 06:01:29 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG0oO_bjfek


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2016, 07:46:21 am
Not that I endorse the National Enquirer or any of these rag mags - but pretty much the "higher ups" will use these mags to telegraph their punches, why? B/c they know no one takes them seriously. Not that everything they print is true to begin with, but nonetheless I believe this is a case of them telegraphing their own punches.

So it wouldn't surprise me at all if Cruz had these extramarital affairs - pretty much, preachers and churches in America should be out on the streets, in front of evil entities like Planned Parenthood/sodomite parades, etc, instead of just waiting around every 2-4 years at the voting booth, hoping against hope a "Republican" will come in and save America.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2016, 09:14:07 am
I didn't realize until now that this Ted Cruz scandals story is going viral on the internet now - at one GOP message forum where I get my news from, even posting members there are noticing how the mods have been deleting posts from members in recent days that have been trying to expose Cruz's scandals.

Now only difference being that slowly but surely the popular news sources are exposing this right now, and now there's nothing these controlled-opposition message forums can do about it now.

BTW - I didn't realize until now that that Blaze/Beck source you posted Mark was from August of LAST YEAR!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 25, 2016, 03:21:10 pm
Ill say this about the whole story, they have been right every other time they have written an affair story. And you really have to think that what with that Gawker law suit that just happened with Hulk Hogan that they have to have some kind of proof. Also since this broke reporters are talking a out how they knew this months ago and were not allowed to report on it. Ben Shapiro formally of Breitbart and open Trump hater would not run this story months ago. Rubio's people wanted to run this months ago but he shot it down as he has some affairs in his closet. 


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 25, 2016, 04:01:56 pm
BREAKING: Anonymous Claims They HAVE PROOF of Cruz Affairs – Rumors Did Not Start with Donald Trump

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/breaking-anonymous-claims-proof-cruz-affairs-rumors-not-start-donald-trump/

The National Enquirer published a story this week claiming evidence of multiple sexual trysts by presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz.

On Friday Ted Cruz blamed Donald Trump and his former consultant Roger Stone for the National Enquirer article on his alleged extramarital affairs.

But these rumors did not start with Donald Trump.
The Anonymous hacker group warned Ted Cruz last week to leave the race “or else.”

Anonymous threatened to release information on Cruz with prostitutes if he did not leave the race:

    ​”Have you heard of the expression “candy wrappers”? Do you recall visiting prostitutes? Mr. Cruz, we are now demanding you exit this race immediately or Anonymous will release all of the information that we have found. Your so-called underground acts that you think were done in the dark, will be brought out for all the public to see. It will be sent to every media outlet to publicize your disgusting behavior. We assure you it will go viral on every social media platforms in a matter of minutes.”

Anonymous posted this threat on Monday.

Anonymous started its #OpCruz campaign about 10 days ago.



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2016, 07:22:15 pm
http://dcwhispers.com/report-cruz-campaign-prepared-sex-scandal-story-several-weeks/#AJoswBgC2KtGEf4S.99

REPORT: Cruz Campaign Prepared For “Sex Scandal” Story Weeks In Advance…

Posted on March 25, 2016 by DCWhispers

It is a story some are now calling “everything or nothing” – a political hot mess whispered of for weeks and just yesterday pushed into the somewhat mainstream via a tawdry National Enquirer expose by the same award-winning journalist who broke similar revelations like the John Edwards sex scandal that effectively ended Mr. Edwards’ political career in 2008.

Social media is now in on the act, with #CruzSexScandal the #1 trending topic in the Twitterverse which of course, means the memes are being made up double-time at this point:

But Twitter trending and memes, though  certainly important in the realm of public perception, do not a  definitive sex scandal make.

Unfortunately for Mr. Cruz, speculation does appear to be forming into something beyond mere rumor now that some mainstream reporters are indicated factual support of at least some of what was detailed in the National Enquirer expose. Washington Times’ Drew Johnson indicating at least two of the women involved in that report were “accurate” and headlined that information with the tag, “COMING CLEAN.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 25, 2016, 10:05:14 pm
BREAKING: 3 new women involved in #CruzSexScandal, total women now 8! #ItsTrumpsFault


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 25, 2016, 10:11:19 pm
It is entirely possible that Ted Cruz is an adulterer. But I think we need to analyze every side of this. Not just the ones we want to. How about the connections that Donald Trump has to National Enquirer head David Pecker? Or the hit piece that the Enquirer put out about Ben Carson when he overtook Trump in the polls? Something's fishy about all of this. I'm willing to bet that Trump has something to do with this, regardless of what he says.

https://latest.com/2016/03/yep-donald-trump-is-very-close-to-national-enquirer-head-david-pecker/ (https://latest.com/2016/03/yep-donald-trump-is-very-close-to-national-enquirer-head-david-pecker/)

So let's not jump the gun just because we don't like Ted Cruz. The National Enquirer has been wrong many times before (Cameron Diaz, the Elizabeth Smart family's "gay sex ring", etc.). When you throw a lot of mud out there, some of it has to be right. I think it's a 50/50 shot it's right. If it's right, Cruz is finished, Trump wins the nomination and we're looking at a guaranteed Hillary presidency. If it's wrong, then I think Trump will lose the nomination to Cruz and we'll see what happens in November.

I really think a vote for Trump in the primaries is a vote for Hillary come November. Trump has 0% chance of beating Hillary. Kasich, too. The only one left on the GOP side who could possibly beat her is Cruz, and if Cruz goes down, it's Bill and Hillary for 4 more years. You can take that all the way to the bank. And I don't need to tell you the horror story this country would become if/when that happens.

Now that's not to say a Republican president will come in here on a white horse and fix everything. A GOP president will do NOTHING to restore the spiritual integrity of this country. I simply don't think anything will. But it would lower taxes, make it a little easier to operate, etc. And if the Lord is willing to impart that to us, then I'll gratefully take that.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 25, 2016, 11:54:42 pm
really?  ??? seriously? Cruz paid $500,000.00 to carly fiorina to keep her quite. Never before in all of politics has that ever happened.

Every time the national enquirer has come out with a story like this they have been right 100% of the time.

Sir i get it, you do not like trump. FINE! You do not have to. But in a world with OUT GOD, anyone cold beat Hillary, BENGHAZI!! And you lied. Heck the only person that couldn't win with that is Mitt Romney. Because he is a morman loser. period.

You do not have to like Donald Trump. Thats fine, at least he has admitted to his cheating, and his sins. Unlike Bill Clinton and TED CRUZ.

A vote for Ted is a Vote for BILL CLINTON. : I did not have sexual relations with that woman", :It all depends on what the meaning of is; is".

 
Ted Cruz IS Bill Clinton, or Jim Baker or Ted Haggard or Warren Jeffs or Oral Roberts; i could go on and on. That is all Ted Cruz is. A lying fraudulent Christian riding the back of the Bible.

Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 26, 2016, 12:01:41 am
What Christian doesnt kiss his wife on the lips? In virtually every pic of Cruz and his wife kissing, pretty much they never kiss on the lips, they are almost always looking away, and his wife has a disgusting look on her face. Why? Even the Clinton's pulled off a better sham. 

DUDE he is looking at the camera!!

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/624/media/images/81849000/jpg/_81849323_467338048.jpg)

100% FAKE


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 26, 2016, 12:04:06 am
Ted Cruz said do not use the family especially kids in ads. What did he do the very next day? He used his own children to attack his opponents. I mean seriously how dirty is that? Ted Cruz is not a Christian. He is a fraud and will be burning in HELL with his god. 

WHAT Christian would sit there and be proclaimed the Mormon Prophet?  Yet here is Ted taking on the mantel. But what do you expect from a tongues talking heretic?  This is all 100% true. I fully expect Ted to go ad kiss the Popes ring, if he hasn't already done it.

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Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, who both belong to the Southern Baptist church, have only good words to say about Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, who concluded his six-day apostolic visit to the United States on Sunday evening.

During his visit, the Pope championed religious liberty, the importance of family and marriage, and compassion for migrants.
Reuters

Mike Huckabee says 'it's the Pope who is supposed to lecture Christians, not the other way around.'

On Wednesday, Cruz wrote an article for The Federalist calling Pope Francis as the "proclaimer of truth," according to Christian News.

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/ted.cruz.sees.pope.francis.as.proclaimer.of.truth.mike.huckabee.has.great.respect/65802.htm

woops too late. TED CRUZ is a FRAUD!!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 26, 2016, 04:36:54 pm
really?  ??? seriously? Cruz paid $500,000.00 to carly fiorina to keep her quite. Never before in all of politics has that ever happened.

According to whom? I know the Washington Post ran a story about it, but they don't try to come up with a theory as to why. It very well could be that Cruz was recruiting Fiorina for his campaign, much like Trump did with Ben Carson months later.

It's interesting to note that one of the alleged mistresses is Trump's spokeswoman and she actually denies having an affair with Cruz. Couple that with the fact that Trump is incredibly close to David Pecker (who runs the National Enquirer), the Enquirer endorsed Trump for president and that the Enquirer ran a smear story against Ben Carson after he jumped in front of Trump in the polls.

I'm not saying it isn't true because I don't know if it is. If it is, then I give up on the election. Nothing will change because I don't believe anyone else up there actually believes in conservative governmental principles. If it's true, then I will publicly forsake Ted Cruz's campaign because he will have violated the trust of his constituents and supporters. But I won't condemn Cruz yet because I think we have to look at it from ALL sides. People in this country are innocent until proven guilty. Until something surfaces that goes beyond reasonable doubt, all we have is hearsay.

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Every time the national enquirer has come out with a story like this they have been right 100% of the time.

That's false. They have had to apologize several times for getting it wrong. They once alleged that Elizabeth Smart's family ran a "gay sex ring" and had to apologize for the story later. They once alleged that Cameron Diaz was having an affair, and had to apologize for the story later. I believe that they also alleged that Obama had an affair with a woman named Vera Baker, which has yielded no proof. They aren't always right.

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Sir i get it, you do not like trump. FINE! You do not have to. But in a world with OUT GOD, anyone cold beat Hillary, BENGHAZI!! And you lied. Heck the only person that couldn't win with that is Mitt Romney. Because he is a morman loser. period.

Politically? I don't mind Trump too much. I disagree completely on certain topics (his progressive income tax scale, for example) but if he did at least half of what he claims to, he wouldn't be a bad president. I just have zero belief that he will and zero belief that he can win in a general election. As a person? As Ben Shapiro would say, he's a bully. He gets his way by stomping on other people. He's an egomaniac and a narcissist. He tells people what they want to hear at that moment and is VERY vague when he discusses policy (so he can back out of it later). He's met with Bill Clinton, donated millions of dollars to the Clintons and other far-left politicians. There's a reason that Jimmy Carter said he'd prefer Trump as president over someone like Ted Cruz.

If the only reason a person likes Trump is because he's an "outsider", that's not exactly the best reason to vote somebody in as president. "He'll do something!" Maybe he will, but will it be good?

Also, not just anyone can beat Hillary. Bernie Sanders is literally out left-ing Hillary and he still can't beat her. I'm supposed to believe Trump, who is a political attack ad's DREAM, can beat the queen of the smear campaign? Not a chance. Hillary's personal SuperPAC, the mainstream media, will have a field day with Trump once he gets the nomination. And that's no conspiracy theory. It's a nice thought, but a Trump ticket is a guaranteed Hillary presidency. Even though if it came down to it, I'd certainly vote for him over Hillary, I see no way in which Trump gets to the White House. And I don't mean with rigged elections. I just mean flat out people don't like Trump. My dad, aunt and sister are considering voting Republican for the first time ever because they don't like Hillary, and they all can't stand Trump. If Trump is the nominee, they'll all bite the bullet and vote for Hillary. Literally if it was ANYONE ELSE, they'd vote against her. But because it's Trump, they won't. That's not a "rigged election", that's public perception at work.

The only other candidate is our own governor John Kasich, who, outside of receiving donations from George Soros, (and I didn't know this before) cast the deciding vote to ban semi-automatic weapons back in the 90s. What a joke. This is who we have to work with?

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You do not have to like Donald Trump. Thats fine, at least he has admitted to his cheating, and his sins. Unlike Bill Clinton and TED CRUZ.

Trump has BRAGGED about cheating on his wives with other men's wives. That's not exactly admitting a fault.

And to make this point perfectly clear once again: I DO NOT THINK TED CRUZ IS A CHRISTIAN. I never once said or insinuated that he was. My support for Ted Cruz was never about him being "anointed by God" or a devout Christian. I doubted his authenticity at the start of the election season (before I knew much about him) and don't believe him to be a Christian now. I agree with conservative governmental principles (low taxes, secure borders, entrepreneurial capitalism, limited government, etc.) and I think he does, too. That's why I voted for Ted Cruz in the primary, not for some Glenn Beck-inspired end times "Last Roman Emperor" ripoff. If I waited for a born again Christian to run for president, I'd still be waiting when the Lord Jesus raptures us out. I've learned that in our current society, I'm going to vote for strong conservatives regardless of their religious beliefs. If they are real conservatives, they won't infringe on my freedom to refuse vaccines, home school my children, own a firearm and follow the Bible and preach the truth, regardless of if they disagree with it.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 26, 2016, 06:57:35 pm
Eh...I'd rather see Batman and Superman run for Prez this year, then any of these other clown candidates. :P


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 26, 2016, 08:24:09 pm
Eh...I'd rather see Batman and Superman run for Prez this year, then any of these other clown candidates. :P

What a ticket! Maybe Spider-Man can be Secretary of State. He could get through the web of lies ;D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 26, 2016, 08:46:44 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/real-reason-lying-ted-cruz-is-trying-to-distract-you-with-his-scripted-phony-outrage/

The Real Reason Lying Ted Cruz Is Trying To Distract You With His Scripted, Phony Outrage

Unless you are comparing him to Richard Simmons, Ted Cruz is not a 'tough guy' by anyone's standards. The Interwebs rightly lambasted him for his laughable and obviously staged presentation. So after enjoying a good chuckle I got to thinking. After thinking a good while, I started digging and that's when it all became clear.

3/25/16

When this thing is all said and done, there will be fingerprints on the National Enquirer story but they won’t belong to Donald Trump.

I must admit that when first watching the video of Ted Cruz ‘getting tough’ with Donald Trump, and calling him a ‘snivelling coward’, I actually laughed outloud. Being a former Hollywood actor myself, I immediately recognized a line reading when I saw one. That’s right, ‘Lying Ted’ Cruz was acting, and bad acting at that.

Unless you are comparing him to Richard Simmons, Ted Cruz is not a ‘tough guy’ by anyone’s standards. The Interwebs rightly lambasted him for his laughable and obviously staged presentation. So after enjoying a good chuckle I got to thinking. After thinking a good while, I started digging and that’s when it all became clear.

Ted Cruz has created this entire thing to distract you from what he is really doing. What is he really doing? He has formed an alliance with the powerful Bush moneymen and GOP elites in order to create an environment in which he will outright steal the nomination in a forced, brokered convention.

Welcome to the make-believe world of ‘Lying Ted’ Cruz:

Everything  you see from Ted Cruz is carefully orchestrated and staged. Fake would be a better term. When he ‘blasted’ Donald Trump earlier in the week it was nothing more than calculated, scripted faux outrage and Cruz used a line from a Michael Douglas movie. And he was so nervous knowing he was ‘delivering a line’, that he nearly screws it up at the end when he struggled to remember how it ended. Watch for yourself and see below:

Fred and Jay Zeidman, two prominent Houston-based Republicans, have decided to support Ted Cruz, they told POLITICO on Thursday.

Fred Zeidman, who sits on the board of the Republican Jewish Coalition — along with GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson — was previously a bundler for Jeb Bush and is a longtime Bush family donor. He was also appointed by George W. Bush to chair the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Jay Zeidman, his son, also raised money for Jeb Bush and is close with Bush’s son, George P. Bush. The Zeidmans are throwing their support to Cruz, the Texas senator, a day after Jeb Bush said he would support Cruz in an effort to stop Trump. Neil Bush, one of Jeb Bush’s brothers, is already on Cruz’s finance committee as Cruz seeks to emerge as the GOP’s single alternative to Trump.

“Though we agree that the Senator’s pathway to the nomination may be an uphill climb, he does have a chance if he can secure enough delegates to head in to a brokered convention,” Jay Zeidman said.

Mr. Cruz’s supporters also seized five of Louisiana’s six slots on the three powerful committees that will write the rules and platform at the Republican National Convention and mediate disputes over delegates’ eligibility this summer in Cleveland.

The little-noticed inside maneuvering that led to this outcome in Louisiana is another dramatic illustration of the inside game that could have an outsize influence on the bitter race for the GOP nomination. A similar process played out three weeks ago in Coweta County, Ga.

Well, that’s not so funny anymore, is it?

Ted Cruz wants everyone busy and distracted while he and his team conspire to steal the nomination

When this thing is all said and done, there will be fingerprints on the National Enquirer story but they won’t belong to Donald Trump. We believe that it will come out in the end that this entire thing was fabricated by Cruz operatives to create a distraction while they steal the nomination. This is the ‘final solution’ that the GOP has come up with to try and stop Donald Trump.

The only question is, will America be dumb enough to fall for it?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 28, 2016, 06:58:33 pm
Roger Stone Drops Bombshell After Bombshell About Cruz Sex Scandal: If It's Not All True, "Sue Me Immediately"

Trump confidant Roger Stone spoke with Frank Morano on AM970 The Answer in New Jersey/New York on Sunday morning about allegations that he planted the story in this week's National Enquirer accusing Ted Cruz of multiple extra-marital affairs.

"He’s a lawyer himself," he said, "so why won’t he sue? It won’t cost him anything. To be absolutely clear — Cruz won’t sue because the allegations are largely true."

Basics:

-- "The Rubio campaign elected not to use this information, but they kept it as a hedge about some of the allegations about Rubio's personal life."

-- "Cruz holds himself out as a moral exemplar, and I think it is the hypocrisy that once again is problematic here. Where's his lawsuit? Where's his $100 million lawsuit against the National Enquirer..."

-- "This is very much like the John Edwards case, when the Washington Post, who is chasing this story, or the AP, who is chasing the story. The dirty little secret here is this isn't just the National Enquirer, this is major media organizations. Every major media organization in the country is pursuing this story. And they are well familiar with the names."

-- "And you have to wonder whether these women, one of whom worked for the Carly Fiorina campaign and then shortly thereafter Ted Cruz pays Carly half a million dollars. Ted despises Carly, and Carly despises Ted. What is the $500,000 for? Can you say hush money?"

-- "Maybe Donald Trump is talking about Heidi's mental breakdown, and the fact that she was found by the local police wandering and disoriented, and she was deemed to be a threat to herself."

-- "Heidi with her husband posing as a conservative Republican was a top aide to Condoleezza Rice at the National Security Council prior to going to the U.S. Trade Rep's office where she was a top aide for Robert Zelick, who took her to Goldman Sachs -- You remember who they are? The bank you and I bailed out.-- Goldman then subsequently gave a million dollar illegal sweetheart deal to the Cruz campaign, which he lied about."

Related Video: Glenn Beck on Ted Cruz Sex Scandal: I will drop him like a hot potato if these accusations were true...

FRANK MORANO: We have Roger Stone, noted New York Times bestselling author, longtime Republican political consultant and former advisor to Donald Trump, and the only person, who you heard Ted Cruz in the clip I just played you, the only person quoted on the record in this incredible National Enquirer article...

I don't know where to begin, clearly the Cruz campaign has blamed you for everything except for kidnapping the Lindbergh baby, why are? Everybody is acknowledging, even the NYT today, that this attempt to dig up these Cruz extramarital affairs was originally carried out by the Rubio campaign, why are they making you the guy everyone is deciding to blame?

ROGER STONE: I guess it is an attempt at deflection.

You've been in politics a long time, the only thing worse that being talked about is not being talked about. So I guess, I have a brand, perhaps a brand for rough and tumble politics, a brand for the dramatic, but in this particular case, the private detectives who are specifically cited in the article... were actually working for and paid by Marco Rubio.

I believe the Rubio campaign elected not to use this information, but they kept it as a hedge about some of the allegations about Rubio's personal life, and in the end they elected not to use it.

And before you knew it he was out of the race.

I think these private detectives got paid twice. They got paid once when they did the original work for Marco Rubio, and they got paid again when they on their own went ahead and sold it to the National Enquirer. They will admit that they pay for information they can confirm.

But in this case, I can tell you categorically, I did not plant the story in the National Enquirer, and then blaming Donald Trump or his campaign is somewhat outrageous. I never discussed this with Donald or anyone in his campaign.

All I did do, when a longtime reporter from the National Enquirer, who I used to know when she was at the New York Post, and before that at the UK Daily Mail, called and asked for a comment, and I was happy to give a comment on the record: "If this is proven, it would be highly problematic for Ted's image, since it is built around his moral superiority, and his appeal to evangelical Christians...

MORANO: Why should we care about who Ted Cruz sleeps with?

STONE: Neither you or I are running for president... And he is, and he holds himself out as a moral exemplar, and I think it is the hypocrisy that once again is problematic here.

Where's his lawsuit? Where's his $100 million lawsuit against the National Enquirer...

This is very much like the John Edwards case, when the Washington Post, who is chasing this story, or the AP, who is chasing the story. The dirty little secret here is this isn't just the National Enquirer, this is major media organizations. Every major media organization in the country is pursuing this story. And they are well familiar with the names.

And you have to wonder whether these women, one of whom worked for the Carly Fiorina campaign and then shortly thereafter Ted Cruz pays Carly half a million dollars. Ted despises Carly, and Carly despises Ted. What is the $500,000 for?

Can you say hush money?

He [Ted Cruz] specifically called me a henchman, henchmen get paid. I'm not paid anything by the Trump campaign, so therefore by definition I can't be a henchmen...

I think he's the one who has been copulating with rodents...

MORANO: Donald Trump did tweet "I'll spill the beans on your wife," do you understand where those people are coming from? Look, Roger Stone has a long history of this stuff, and this story comes out just a few days after Donald Trump tweets that pseudo threat against Heidi? I mean, some people might say that is too much of a coincidence?

STONE: The scandal doesn't have to do with Heidi.

Maybe Donald Trump is talking about Heidi's mental breakdown, and the fact that she was found by the local police wandering and disoriented, and she was deemed to be a threat to herself, maybe they're talking about they fact that Heidi with her husband posing as a conservative Republican was a top aide to Condoleezza Rice at the National Security Council prior to going to the U.S. Trade Rep's office where she was a top aide for Robert Zelick, who took her to Goldman Sachs -- You remember who they are? The bank you and I bailed out.-- Goldman then subsequently gave a million dollar illegal sweetheart deal to the Cruz campaign, which he lied about.

He said the infusion of cash to his campaign came from his wife cashing in his reitrement. That's a lie. All of that pretains to Heidi, none of this does, this pretains to Ted Cruz and his zipper.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/03/28/trump_cnonfidant_roger_stone_drops_bombshell_after_bombshell_about_cruz_sex_scandal_if_its_not_true_sue_me_immediately.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 28, 2016, 07:03:59 pm
Atlanta Radio Host: Source “Deep Inside” Cruz Camp Says Ted May Have Had Affairs

Jim Hoft Mar 27th, 2016 12:36 am 550 Comments

The National Enquirer published a story this week accusing Texas Senator Ted Cruz of multiple extramarital affairs.

On Friday Ted Cruz blamed Donald Trump and his former consultant Roger Stone for the National Enquirer article on his alleged extramarital affairs.

Ted Cruz Cruz told reporters in Wisconsin the story was “all lies.” Cruz then went on to blame the article on Donald Trump and his “henchmen.” Cruz argued Roger Stone has been forwarding the article today on the internet. He thinks Trump campaign is behind this story. Cruz also said the publisher of the National Enquirer is a friend of Donald Trump’s.

But these rumors did not start with Donald Trump.

And the rumors did not start with Roger Stone.

** The rumors were started by the Rubio Campaign and anti-Trump GOP elites.

Now this-
Atlanta radio host Bryan Crabtree says a source “deep inside” the Cruz campaign said Ted may have had affairs.

Bryan Crabtree is the live afternoon host on Atlanta’s Biz1190 from 4-6pm weekdays and airing again on AM 920 The Answer from 9-11pm. His real estate show with his wife, Mackenzie Crabtree can be heard on Saturday at 9am on AM920 The Answer and Noon on Sunday on Biz 1190. Additionally, his Crabtree Chronicle (focusing on local Atlanta issues) is heard throughout the day on AM 920 The Answer.

Crabtree tweeted today that a source “deep inside the Cruz campaign” says Ted Cruz, may have had affairs.

bryan crabtree ‎@bryancrabtree
A source 'deep inside' the @tedcruz campaign says Cruz, may in fact have had affairs. Some say Heidi Cruz pushes for all-male campaign staff
11:34 PM - 26 Mar 2016
  1,391 1,391 Retweets   1,215 1,215 likes

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/03/atlanta-radio-host-source-deep-inside-cruz-camp-says-ted-may-affairs/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 28, 2016, 09:16:32 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68NqOWq_Gk0


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 29, 2016, 07:17:08 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1-U3B8MwM8


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 29, 2016, 07:15:00 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ted-cruz-refuses-to-answer-yes-or-no-question-about-his-marriage/

Ted Cruz Loses Composure, Refuses To Answer Simple ‘Yes Or No’ Question About His Marriage

Why couldn't Ted Cruz just simply have said "no", I have never been unfaithful to my wife? It would have ended all debate and all controversy about the subject. But he was either unwilling or unable to do so.

3/29/16

Ted Cruz hides behind Carly Fiorina and then refuses to answer simple question

In an interview yesterday in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz and his ‘paid-for endorser‘ Carly Fiorina stood to answer questions from reporters. Everything was the standard politician boilerplate replies until he was asked a question about his marriage to Heidi by a reporter from the Daily Mail UK. It was a very simply question, honestly asked, and it was a simple ‘yes or no’ question. What happened next was mindblowing.

Here is the segment of the interview uncut and unedited, decide for yourself. If you don’t want to listen to the whole thing skip to 6:30 to hear the question from the Daily Mail.

It was a yes or no question, and Ted Cruz was unwilling to answer it. All it would have taken was one word, “no”, and the moment would have passed without incident. Instead, Cruz allow Carly Fiorina to speak for him. When he did speak, he did not answer the question.

Why couldn’t Ted Cruz just simply have said “no”, I have never been unfaithful to my wife? It would have ended all debate and all controversy about the subject. But he was either unwilling or unable to do so. When Fiorina was answering for him, he looked visibly shaken and kept gazing at the ground. His only answer was to say that the ‘National Enquirer story’ was planted by Trump. But that has nothing to do with what the Daily Mail reporter asked him. He asked him if he was ever unfaithful to his wife.

He refused to answer that question.

When he went on to a new question you could hear the tremble in his voice. What should have been a slam-dunk moment to put all this behind him only served to make him look like he is hiding the truth.

What can we now conclude as to the truthfulness of his answers when he is asked a question? More and more it seems that he is living up to his name ‘Lying Ted’.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 29, 2016, 07:44:19 pm
So when Slick Willy calmly and emphatically said he never slept with that woman, that ended all debate about his fidelity? Come on, guys...

What more did they want him to say? He said the story was false. That's what the reporter was obviously getting at, even mentioning the story in his question. And Fiorina gets in the middle of it because that's the kind of person Carly Fiorina is: pushy and kind of rude.

If it's true, it'll come to light. No more bias one way or the other. The fact that TWO women have publicly and vehemently denied this story (one of them being a Trump spokesperson) says a lot, I think. Whether the story's all false or partially true is yet to be determined.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 29, 2016, 08:14:33 pm
So when Slick Willy calmly and emphatically said he never slept with that woman, that ended all debate about his fidelity? Come on, guys...

What more did they want him to say? He said the story was false. That's what the reporter was obviously getting at, even mentioning the story in his question. And Fiorina gets in the middle of it because that's the kind of person Carly Fiorina is: pushy and kind of rude.

If it's true, it'll come to light. No more bias one way or the other. The fact that TWO women have publicly and vehemently denied this story (one of them being a Trump spokesperson) says a lot, I think. Whether the story's all false or partially true is yet to be determined.

Bill was impeached for lying to the American people about it. Just the nasty Dems let it pass. Carly was paid $500,000.00 to keep quite. That is a new one that even the federal election board is looking into. As to the woman involved the National Enquire story has not named anyone. Those names came from a Cruz supporter of all things.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 29, 2016, 09:00:31 pm
Bill was impeached for lying to the American people about it. Just the nasty Dems let it pass. Carly was paid $500,000.00 to keep quite. That is a new one that even the federal election board is looking into. As to the woman involved the National Enquire story has not named anyone. Those names came from a Cruz supporter of all things.

The point about Bill Clinton was to prove that saying "no I didn't do it" would not have, as the people over at NTEB said, "ended all debate and all controversy about the subject."

And if they find something, I'm all ears. Until then, I won't assume.

The National Enquirer used their pictures in the story. All they did was pixelate them a bit. A little digging found the exact pictures they used for 3 of the women:
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MXWLWeCQoZ0/Vva9YNrW1xI/AAAAAAAAi5o/d-BqKtHn3L04-fp0eQ-2b9JHyJCkD15yQ/s640/3%2Bof%2B5%2BCruz%2BMistresses%2BRevealed.jpg)

Two of them have vehemently denied having any such relationship with Cruz, one of them being a Trump spokeswoman. If the others come out and say something concrete to confirm this story, then ok. Until then, all we have is hearsay. And the fact that we're so quick to say this is absolute fact without a single shred of evidence is unfair.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 29, 2016, 09:04:38 pm
The point about Bill Clinton was to prove that saying "no I didn't do it" would not have, as the people over at NTEB said, "ended all debate and all controversy about the subject."

And if they find something, I'm all ears. Until then, I won't assume.

The National Enquirer used their pictures in the story. All they did was pixelate them a bit. A little digging found the exact pictures they used for 3 of the women:
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MXWLWeCQoZ0/Vva9YNrW1xI/AAAAAAAAi5o/d-BqKtHn3L04-fp0eQ-2b9JHyJCkD15yQ/s640/3%2Bof%2B5%2BCruz%2BMistresses%2BRevealed.jpg)

Two of them have vehemently denied having any such relationship with Cruz, one of them being a Trump spokeswoman. If the others come out and say something concrete to confirm this story, then ok. Until then, all we have is hearsay. And the fact that we're so quick to say this is absolute fact without a single shred of evidence is unfair.

That picture you are using is NOT from the National Enquire. Look it up, that was put out by a pundit. While that might be the people, no where has the National Enquire said so. And seriously do you think they would just make up a story like this? Also Cruz has been asked TWICE to deny the charges both times he wouldnt answer. His wife has left the campaign trail and went HOME. I believe there is a story here somewhere. Just because he comes out professing all religions does not make him a martyr.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on March 29, 2016, 09:20:56 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp5Fw0IynV0


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 31, 2016, 06:47:29 pm
(http://www.graciousfaith.com/download/file.php?id=398&t=1)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on March 31, 2016, 06:48:49 pm
^^ That's NOT my yard sign - I got it off of another message forum.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on March 31, 2016, 09:55:27 pm
That picture you are using is NOT from the National Enquire. Look it up, that was put out by a pundit. While that might be the people, no where has the National Enquire said so. And seriously do you think they would just make up a story like this? Also Cruz has been asked TWICE to deny the charges both times he wouldnt answer. His wife has left the campaign trail and went HOME. I believe there is a story here somewhere. Just because he comes out professing all religions does not make him a martyr.

The five blurred photos in my post DID come from the National Enquirer.
(https://fabiusmaximus.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/20160323-national-enquirer-ted-cruez-e1458949491661.jpg?w=625&h=388)

I posted unblurred photos that look EXACTLY like what was in the original Enquirer magazine page. It's obvious those are the women the National Enquirer are alleging that Ted Cruz had affairs with.

It's entirely possible that they would make up a story like this. Who benefits from it? Donald Trump. I've already posted some facts about Trump's relationship to the Enquirer and the guy who runs it, David Pecker. Also, Donald Trump is the first candidate in history to be endorsed by the Enquirer!

He's been denying the charges since they came out. Saying the story is "utter lies," "total garbage," "completely false," etc. sounds like a denial of the charges, doesn't it?

Also, how many times do I have to say that I'm not supporting Cruz because of religion? It would be akin to me continuing to bring up Trump's numerous affairs to you. You aren't voting for Trump because he's supposedly a Christian. You've admitted that. I'm not voting for Cruz because he's a supposed Christian. I've said that multiple times and yet you keep bringing it up.

For (hopefully) the last time, I'm voting for Cruz because I think he's the only candidate still running who actually believes in conservative governmental principles regarding size of government, taxation, etc.

And again, if it turns out that Cruz DID have affairs with other women, then I'll drop him fast. But the fact is we have no actual evidence for these claims. So we can't go around acting like it's true when we have no evidence. I've already posted reasons to at LEAST have reasonable doubts.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 01, 2016, 12:24:10 pm
Not saying I don't agree with Trump here (probably the only one who's stood up for this ever) - but at the same time, do NOT be fooled by this. This is only going to stray away "evangelicals" from Trump (as 99% of churches in America are 501c3), and ultimately hand over the (rigged) election to Hillary. Pretty much, these churches made their own choice with 501c3, b/c they want to worship the god of mammon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY6KnSqotp8


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 01, 2016, 05:23:26 pm
The five blurred photos in my post DID come from the National Enquirer.


Thats right 5 blurred photos. The Enquirer did not unblur or mention any names. Those came from other websites.

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I posted unblurred photos that look EXACTLY like what was in the original Enquirer magazine page. It's obvious those are the women the National Enquirer are alleging that Ted Cruz had affairs with.

That would not stand up in court. And you know it.

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He's been denying the charges since they came out. Saying the story is "utter lies," "total garbage," "completely false," etc. sounds like a denial of the charges, doesn't it?

When directly asked if he has ever cheated on his wife he has never given a yes or no. He has always deflected.

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For (hopefully) the last time, I'm voting for Cruz because I think he's the only candidate still running who actually believes in conservative governmental principles regarding size of government, taxation, etc.

Vote for who you want, votes do not matter at all.

Dan 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

 Isa 3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,
 Isa 3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
 Isa 3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

 Isa 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
 Isa 3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the  honourable.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 01, 2016, 06:05:08 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99y4ElEYjuA


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 01, 2016, 07:37:33 pm
^^ An occasional humor here and there is OK, but there's no such thing as "joking", per se - Ted Cruz said what he said (about Killing Donald Trump) b/c murder is in his heart.

Romans 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 01, 2016, 07:57:25 pm
http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/john-kasich-sex-scandal-explode/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 01, 2016, 08:52:59 pm
http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/john-kasich-sex-scandal-explode/


That does not surprise me at all.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on April 01, 2016, 11:24:30 pm
Thats right 5 blurred photos. The Enquirer did not unblur or mention any names. Those came from other websites.

That would not stand up in court. And you know it.

Come on, now. Look at the blurred photos and look at the unblurred photos. They're literally the same exact photos, down to the earrings on Katrina Pierson's ears. There's a difference between being reasonably skeptical and putting your head in the sand.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2016, 03:46:50 am
Come on, now. Look at the blurred photos and look at the unblurred photos. They're literally the same exact photos, down to the earrings on Katrina Pierson's ears. There's a difference between being reasonably skeptical and putting your head in the sand.

No, that is being accountable to a court of law.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on April 02, 2016, 12:15:03 pm
No, that is being accountable to a court of law.

Funny you would say that, seeing as how you admit to ignoring laws you simply don't like. "I know what the law says, i just do not agree with it."

They are the exact same pictures. To say otherwise is simply illogical. It would be like arguing that this cartoon character, voiced by Adam West, is not at all based on the 1960s Batman:
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140308045841/p__/protagonist/images/d/d7/Cat_man5.jpg)

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Vote for who you want, votes do not matter at all.

You said, "So think about that on voting day." Why vote at all if it doesn't even matter?

We all believe in the sovereignty of God. But God's sovereignty doesn't negate human choice. Human choice simply bends to the will of God. The votes still count, but the votes are going to reflect God's will.



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2016, 04:33:49 pm
Funny you would say that, seeing as how you admit to ignoring laws you simply don't like. "I know what the law says, i just do not agree with it."

They are the exact same pictures. To say otherwise is simply illogical. It would be like arguing that this cartoon character, voiced by Adam West, is not at all based on the 1960s Batman:
(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140308045841/p__/protagonist/images/d/d7/Cat_man5.jpg)

Based on and being the exact is different. That is catman not the 1960's gay batman. NOT THE SAME.  ;D

You said, "So think about that on voting day." Why vote at all if it doesn't even matter?

your starting to catch on

We all believe in the sovereignty of God. But God's sovereignty doesn't negate human choice. Human choice simply bends to the will of God. The votes still count, but the votes are going to reflect God's will.

The people in America have never voted for who the president is. At first it was left up to the senate, than we have the electoral college. No mere citizen elects a president. I would think that that is so blatantly obvious this election cycle.


P.S. what did you think of Cruz admitting he would like to run Donald Trump over and kill him?


Title: The End of the Republican Party
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2016, 04:53:45 pm
THE FIX IS IN=> GOP Leader Priebus Says He Won’t Turn Over Party to Trump if He Wins

n an unprecedented move, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says he will not give the Trump campaign control over the party apparatus if he wins the nomination.

Newsmax reported:

If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination this summer, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is vowing not to give the billionaire’s campaign control over the party leading up to the November election, according to a report in The New York Times.

The Times said Priebus “has also let it be known that he does not plan to let the Trump campaign take over the party apparatus if he captures the nomination.

“At an off-the-record happy hour with reporters last week, Mr. Priebus said clearly that, regardless of precedent, he would not be layered over by Mr. Trump’s loyalists, according to two people present.”

If true, Priebus’ decision would be a stunning reversal of precedent and a serious slap in the face to the Trump campaign.

In modern presidential campaigns, the presumptive nominee of the party, even before gaining the nomination, takes de facto control over the party and its apparatus.

The candidate and the campaign takes the helm of the national campaign effort, with the party and RNC chair taking direction from them.

The Times report by correspondents Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin detail Trump’s Thursday meeting Chairman Priebus and other party staff in Washington, D.C. Trump said afterward the gathering was “a very good meeting . . . It’s really a unity meeting.”

But The Times report painted a more nuanced picture, with Priebus and top aides complaining about Trump’s combative approach to the party, its officials and other candidates.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/04/fix-rnc-leader-priebus-says-wont-turn-party-trump-wins/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2016, 06:01:40 pm
CRUZ WHY IS YOUR NUMBER ON THE LIST OF D.C. MADAM?

If you don’t know what this is. It is a page of Debora Pelfrey,s phone records.(The DC Madam) Ted Cruz private numbers are supposedly on it!

So now what Cruz?  Who are you going to blame now?

(https://themarshallreport.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/cruz-busted-ce7xx_iweaas6ya.jpg?w=660)

Looks like Teddy has been a very naughty boy for a very long time.

http://gawker.com/disbarred-birther-attorney-says-he-has-records-from-dc-1767915692

“The question now becomes, how many times did Ted Cruz name and number appear in the DC Madam’s records?  With Ted Cruz playing the part of the devout Christian to woo Evangelical voters to his Presidential Campaign, his use of whores becomes particularly relevant to today’s election campaign.” Read full story here:  https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/1095
This is a developing story.  Stay tuned for Part 2 of “Meet The Cruz’s – A Man Has Needs”.  Wonder if this was some sort of “poison (PEN) number” he was using to bust the D.C. Madam? You know…give them a number and play along to bust them in the end?  After all, isn’t that what Ted’s all about?  Saying one thing in disguise in order to do another?  That is what he always says when he gets caught.  The question is, will it work this time?

Dianne Marshall

UPDATED 4-1-16

Just in – LET THE MEDIA RUN WITH IT!

https://youtu.be/-6Cba-ByYmo

https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/cruz-why-is-your-number-on-the-list-of-d-c-madam/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 02, 2016, 07:35:57 pm
Looks like they've found some very crafty ways to give the big prize to Hillary - notice how her whole Benghazi scandal has gone under the radar now.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 02, 2016, 10:03:09 pm
Ted Cruz And The Wall Street Connection

t was disturbing enough when Senator Ted Cruz announced that Neil Bush, brother of Jeb and George W., would be a Finance Chairman of his campaign.

Neil defrauded U.S. taxpayers out of $1.5 billion dollars in a savings and loan scam. Now however, Cruz has announced a key appointment that should disturb voters even more.

Cruz named Former Texas Senator Phil Gramm as his economic guru. This guy virtually crashed the U.S. economy. Gramm is largely responsible for two bills which led to the speculative bubble which popped in September 2008. First was his Gramm-Leach-Bliley bill that repealed Glass Steagall, which separated investment banking from commercial banking. Its repeal — which was signed into law by President Clinton, with the backing of Robert Rubin and Larry Summers — opened the door for a flood of money, from commercial banks, to flow into mortgage-backed securities and other funny-money schemes, which blew up in 2008.

The second bill was the Commodity Futures Modernization Act (CFMA), which totally freed derivative trading from any regulatory oversight. This was another Phil Gramm bill, and was central to the bubble creation from 2000 to 2008, and then again today.

Following the crash of 2008, the Dodd Frank bill was backed by Obama and teams of Wall Street lobbyists, who mobilized to make sure that Glass Steagall was not restored, and that the CFMA was kept in place. As a result, when combined with bailouts and Quantitative Easing, a new bubble has grown, allowing Wall Street speculators to continue the Ponzi scheme, while depriving the real economy of credit.

Phil Gramm is now an official at UBS, the Swiss bank which has been under fire for its protection of tax-cheating U.S. corporations and the upper echelon of financial speculators. Gramm would be the architect of the Cruz economic model, great for Wall Street but no so hot for American taxpayers.

As for Hillary, she has rejected a return to Glass Steagall, as she has become the darling of Wall Street speculators who are heavily funding her campaign.  She vehemently defends Bill’s role in the repeal of Glass Steagall.

And, of course, she shares with Cruz a fondness for Goldman Sachs. The bank bailed out by U.S. taxpayers paid Hillary $675,000 for a speech. They also made a secret sweetheart loan to Ted Cruz’s U.S. Senate campaign. So in a Clinton-Cruz race the folks on Wall Street win either way

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/01/ted-cruz-and-the-wall-street-connection/#ixzz44jFrsDQF


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 04, 2016, 06:04:30 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/mathematically-its-impossible-for-ted-cruz-to-win-the-nomination/

Mathematically It’s Now Impossible For Ted Cruz To Win The Nomination

Currently Ted Cruz has only 463 delegates. Even if Cruz wins Wisconsin, which is a state whose delegates are winner take most (WTM), he still will not have enough delegates to win the election by April 26th.

4/4/16

Based on current delegate counts and poll numbers Ted Cruz will be mathematically unable to reach the delegate count required for him to win the Republican Presidential nomination.

By the end April it will be clear that Ted Cruz has no chance of reaching the 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination. Actually in only 3 weeks, on April 26th, it will be clear that Ted Cruz cannot win.

Currently Cruz has only 463 delegates. Even if Cruz wins Wisconsin, which is a state whose delegates are winner take most (WTM), he still will not have enough delegates to win the election by April 26th.

Chuck Todd to Ted Cruz: ‘Wait a minute, you finished third’ in South Carolina

Ted Cruz has been consistently trounced by Donald Trump at every possible turn, and seems unable to face the reality of the fact that he is hundreds of delegates behind with no chance for legally catching up with Trump.

This is in part because New York is leaning heavily towards Trump who leads according to polls listed at Real Clear Politics by as much as 36%. New York has a Republican primary where the delegates are split proportionally. So even if Cruz wins a third of the delegates, it won’t be enough. This is because come April 26th, there are five Republican Presidential primaries and three of these are winner take all (WTA). All three of these states are in the East where polls show Trump leading (Maryland and Pennsylvania) or there is no polling available with the state highly likely leaning towards Trump (Delaware).

Even if Cruz wins a third of the delegates in Rhode Island or Connecticut or any of these states, it will not be enough to keep him mathematically in the race.

Based on current numbers, come April 26th, Cruz will need 687 delegates to win the election but only 634 will be available.

Then Cruz’s only chance at the end of April to win the election is the highly unlikely scenario where Trump doesn’t gain enough delegates to win the nomination outright and that the Republican elites in a contested convention support Cruz.

Even if there were a contested convention, it is unlikely that the elites would offer the Presidency to Cruz over some other establishment candidate. The only other scenario is that Cruz hangs on and takes the candidate delegates from Kasich and Rubio for example, and hopes this is enough to overtake Trump. This, too, is a far out strategy.

If Cruz hangs on and doesn’t concede to Trump at the end of April, like Kasich is currently doing, Cruz comes across as unrealistic, out of touch and a sore loser.

Overall based on the numbers, because it is highly unlikely East Coast Republicans will vote for a Canadian- born Texan for President over a New York billionaire, April will be Cruz’s last hurrah.  But on the bright side Ted, you will always be welcomed back home in Canada. source



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on April 05, 2016, 06:13:56 am
Based on and being the exact is different. That is catman not the 1960's gay batman. NOT THE SAME ;D

The point being that it is so obvious it would be silly to say otherwise. We literally have the photos that they blurred. We aren't basing this off of speculation, it's based on obvious photo evidence.

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The people in America have never voted for who the president is. At first it was left up to the senate, than we have the electoral college. No mere citizen elects a president. I would think that that is so blatantly obvious this election cycle.

We don't live in a direct democracy, which is "majority rule". The electoral college serves a purpose. The electors are voted on by the people during the presidential election. When you vote for, say, the Republican candidate, you are also voting for the Republican electors. Those electors will give their electoral votes to the Republican candidate. The first candidate to 270 electoral votes, of course, wins.

The concept of the electoral college came about as a method of preventing a populist tyrant-to-be (a la Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, etc.) or a simply unqualified candidate from being elected president. In a sense, it is very similar to the 2nd Amendment. We have to understand that a republic the scale of the United States hadn't been tried since Rome. It was such a new thing and was very fragile. They were very fearful of it being toppled or abused. That's why there are so many checks on government power. Both the 2nd Amendment and the electoral college are checks on a government from going tyrannical.

For example, a majority could vote in a candidate that would compromise the republic (like, for example, Hugo Chavez, who was democratically elected in Venezuela), but in the event of something like that happening, the electoral college has the power to vote contrary to the popular vote if need be. At least, that's how it's supposed to work.
http://www.historycentral.com/elections/Electoralcollgewhy.html (http://www.historycentral.com/elections/Electoralcollgewhy.html)

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P.S. what did you think of Cruz admitting he would like to run Donald Trump over and kill him?

It's in very bad taste and is pretty shameful.

Now regarding the D.C. Madam phone number list, I think this is the closest we've come to actual proof for the scandal being true. I almost bought into it for a while, until I thought about it for a minute. We have to remember that this list is from 15 years ago. It's a phone log from 2001.

1) Ted Cruz didn't live in Texas in 2001. He and Heidi were living in Washington D.C.

2) Even if Cruz did live in Texas at the time, when it says "TX" on the log, that is where the D.C. Madam was calling from, not where the number she was calling originated from.

3) How would anyone be able to retrace a 15 year old phone number (that probably doesn't exist anymore) to the right person? They either still have to have the same number or you would need to know for a fact who she talked to when they called (the only one who would know that is the D.C. Madam and she's dead).

4) Her attorney came out and said this. How would he know anything about it? It's not like he was intimately involved in her escort business.

It's possible that Ted Cruz had something to do with the D.C. Madam back then, but again, there's definitely reason to doubt it, too.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 05, 2016, 05:13:34 pm
39 Percent of GOP 'Evangelical' Voters Don't Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God

Nearly four in 10 Republican voters who identify themselves as "born again" or "evangelical" don't believe the Bible is the literal Word of God.

Pew Research published an analysis last week on the evangelical vote in the 2016 election season, using data accrued from the 20014 Religious Landscape Study.

According to the 2014 data, 39 percent of self-identified evangelical voters in the Republican Party do not believe the Bible is literal Word of God.

The analysis was based off of the question many political observers had regarding the strong support Republican frontrunner Donald Trump purportedly has among people who identify as evangelical Christians.

"[S ]ome religious leaders, political analysts and researchers have questioned whether many of these self-described evangelicals actually are evangelical Christians," noted Pew.

rest: http://www.christianpost.com/news/39-percent-evangelical-republican-gop-voters-dont-believe-bible-literal-word-of-god-159779/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 05, 2016, 06:05:26 pm
Assuming the rapture doesn't happen in 2020, just wait until they throw in Kanye West for the GOP nomination...so they can keep Hillary in the White House.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on April 05, 2016, 09:01:39 pm
39 Percent of GOP 'Evangelical' Voters Don't Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God

That's a sad statistic. 'Evangelical' is really a meaningless title anymore. How can you be 'evangelical' (deriving from the Greek word for gospel) if you don't even believe the gospel?



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 10, 2016, 10:05:27 pm
SHOCK: Republicans cancel presidential election in CO...
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_28700919/

This country is over and done with.

Voters burn registrations in protest...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrqLQK7ecNE

CRUZ CELEBRATES VOTERLESS VICTORY

I wonder when he will realize that the GOP leaders arent picking him either  :D


Title: Paul Ryan on 2016 bid: 'Count me out'
Post by: christistruth on April 12, 2016, 09:28:18 pm
Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan, facing increasing questions about his 2016 plans, sought to end speculation Tuesday that he may be a late entrant into the messy Republican race for president.

"Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination for our party," Ryan said in remarks from the Republican National Committee's headquarters in Washington.

In a plea to delegates, Ryan added: "I believe you should only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primary. Count me out."
With his conservative credentials and appeal to the party establishment, a growing number of Republicans had publicly and privately floated Ryan as the lone candidate who could unite a party in disarray as it heads into a possible contested convention in Cleveland.

But Ryan, who also has the job as chairman of the convention, wanted to dispel any notions that he's plotting his own presidential bid. Behind the scenes, Ryan is making clear that his biggest goal in 2016 is now helping save an increasingly endangered House GOP majority. Ryan now will begin a furious fundraising push for his colleagues and to bolster his own coffers. According to a list obtained by CNN, Ryan will hold nearly 20 fundraising events over the next eight weeks, capping off with a June money event in Hot Springs, Virginia.

While Ryan has repeatedly said he's not interested in a White House run, many GOP supporters argued he made similar comments when he initially said he would never become the speaker of the House.

On Tuesday, Ryan dismissed comparisons between speculation that he would accept the speakership -- which he repeatedly denied before taking the position last fall -- and his refusal on Tuesday to be considered for the GOP's nomination at the Republican convention in July. He suggested convention delegates should adopt a rule only allowing a candidate who has run to be the party's presidential nominee.

Asked by CNN if he believes only one of the final three 2016 Republican candidates -- Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- should be the nominee, Ryan would only say, "I'll leave that up to the delegates."

"We should be selecting among people who actually ran for the job," Ryan added.

If delegates follow his advice, Ryan's position means other former candidates -- like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- could find themselves in the fold if the convention is deadlocked.

Minutes before Ryan was scheduled to address reporters in the lobby of the RNC, dozens of protestors visiting Washington for a "Democracy Spring"
gathered outside. The group is advocating rules to remove the influence of money in politics and loud chants of "free and fair elections" were heard inside the room where about a dozen cameras and throngs of reporters gathered to cover the speaker's remarks.

Major distraction

The move comes as the chatter over a possible Ryan bid at a deadlocked convention is becoming a major distraction for the speaker. But Ryan aides believe even a late entry would not have been feasible and would have divided the party even further.

Ryan continues to stress that his main priority is developing an agenda for the eventual nominee to adopt, to show what Republicans would do to replace Obamacare, reform the tax code, address poverty and boost job creation.

Even before Ryan planned to address the issue on Tuesday, conservatives were warning that any move to install him as the party's standard-bearer at the Republican convention in Cleveland would backfire.

The one thing that would completely destroy the party is coming out (of Cleveland) with Paul Ryan as the nominee," Republican South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney told CNN on Monday.

Another conservative told CNN he opposed Ryan -- or any other individual who hasn't been campaigning -- from getting the party's nomination.
"To parachute someone in who hasn't run for the office, who hasn't done the grueling work of campaigning -- if you want to do something that heightens cynicism to all-time high, that would do it," Virginia Rep. Dave Brat told CNN on Monday.

Several House Republicans told CNN that Ryan has been clear with them that he has been trying to tamp down the speculation and he doesn't want to run for president. They say he made a conscious decision when he decided to run for speaker last fall that he was removing himself from a White House bid.

Mulvaney said his concerns had nothing to do with Ryan personally, but because Republican activists would feel "something was taken from them unfairly and they would stay home." He predicted 60% of the voters in his district wouldn't vote in November if the convention handed the nomination to the House speaker.

"I think it's simply nonsense that someone outside of the three people running for this nomination are going to be nominated at this convention,"

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner told CNN's John Berman on "At This Hour." "It's just nonsense. One of the three will be our nominee, and I know there are some people who think there is going to be this through-the-looking-glass-moment for Paul Ryan or perhaps others, but it's simply not going to happen."

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also commented on Ryan's announcement, which she said is no surprise given the contentious GOP nomination fight.

"I'm not at all surprised he doesn't want to step in the way of this trainwreck," Wasserman Schultz said.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/12/politics/paul-ryan-to-rule-out-presidential-bid/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/12/politics/paul-ryan-to-rule-out-presidential-bid/index.html)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 12, 2016, 10:35:45 pm
Ever notice that Cruz never refutes this stuff?

WOW! Glenn Beck: Nobody Can Understand the Moses-Like Burden Ted Cruz Carries (VIDEO)

What the hell?
Glenn Beck endorsed Senator Ted Cruz before the Iowa Caucuses and has been campaigning for the former Canadian for several weeks.

Radio host Glenn Beck told his audience last month that Ted Cruz was “anointed for this time.”

Beck also brought a fasting child on stage in Utah and declared, “This is the priesthood rising.”

On his television program last week, Beck told his studio audience that he sent an encouraging note to Ted Cruz a couple weeks back because nobody knows what it is like to carry the Moses-like burden that Cruz bears.
Transcript via RWW:

“Imagine being in a position to where you believe it, you believe the country is at the end, you believe that God is telling you, ‘Step up to the plate.’ You believe that you, just like Moses, may be slow in speech and not the perfect guy, but you know if you get in there, you can actually do something and you’ve tried to stay loyal. Do you know what that life is like for two years of tearing yourself apart, of ‘please Lord, just tell me, just tell me, just tell me, I’ll do it, just tell me.’ And the burden of I blew it? Oh my gosh, I don’t want to be them.”

Wow!

https://youtu.be/7LCqZG-XNnM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/04/nuts-glenn-beck-nobody-can-understand-moses-like-burden-ted-cruz-carries-video/



Title: Re: Paul Ryan on 2016 bid: 'Count me out'
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 12, 2016, 10:49:03 pm
I'm not saying this with any kind of certainty (just throwing this out FWIW) - could it possibly be the case that the Antichrist could be revealed at the GOP convention in July, after the rapture, when they go through this whole "brokered convention"?

Again, I'm not saying this with even 1% certainty, but just throwing out this idea.

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan, facing increasing questions about his 2016 plans, sought to end speculation Tuesday that he may be a late entrant into the messy Republican race for president.

"Let me be clear: I do not want, nor will I accept the nomination for our party," Ryan said in remarks from the Republican National Committee's headquarters in Washington.

In a plea to delegates, Ryan added: "I believe you should only choose from a person who has actually participated in the primary. Count me out."
With his conservative credentials and appeal to the party establishment, a growing number of Republicans had publicly and privately floated Ryan as the lone candidate who could unite a party in disarray as it heads into a possible contested convention in Cleveland.

But Ryan, who also has the job as chairman of the convention, wanted to dispel any notions that he's plotting his own presidential bid. Behind the scenes, Ryan is making clear that his biggest goal in 2016 is now helping save an increasingly endangered House GOP majority. Ryan now will begin a furious fundraising push for his colleagues and to bolster his own coffers. According to a list obtained by CNN, Ryan will hold nearly 20 fundraising events over the next eight weeks, capping off with a June money event in Hot Springs, Virginia.

While Ryan has repeatedly said he's not interested in a White House run, many GOP supporters argued he made similar comments when he initially said he would never become the speaker of the House.

On Tuesday, Ryan dismissed comparisons between speculation that he would accept the speakership -- which he repeatedly denied before taking the position last fall -- and his refusal on Tuesday to be considered for the GOP's nomination at the Republican convention in July. He suggested convention delegates should adopt a rule only allowing a candidate who has run to be the party's presidential nominee.

Asked by CNN if he believes only one of the final three 2016 Republican candidates -- Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- should be the nominee, Ryan would only say, "I'll leave that up to the delegates."

"We should be selecting among people who actually ran for the job," Ryan added.

If delegates follow his advice, Ryan's position means other former candidates -- like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- could find themselves in the fold if the convention is deadlocked.

Minutes before Ryan was scheduled to address reporters in the lobby of the RNC, dozens of protestors visiting Washington for a "Democracy Spring"
gathered outside. The group is advocating rules to remove the influence of money in politics and loud chants of "free and fair elections" were heard inside the room where about a dozen cameras and throngs of reporters gathered to cover the speaker's remarks.

Major distraction

The move comes as the chatter over a possible Ryan bid at a deadlocked convention is becoming a major distraction for the speaker. But Ryan aides believe even a late entry would not have been feasible and would have divided the party even further.

Ryan continues to stress that his main priority is developing an agenda for the eventual nominee to adopt, to show what Republicans would do to replace Obamacare, reform the tax code, address poverty and boost job creation.

Even before Ryan planned to address the issue on Tuesday, conservatives were warning that any move to install him as the party's standard-bearer at the Republican convention in Cleveland would backfire.

The one thing that would completely destroy the party is coming out (of Cleveland) with Paul Ryan as the nominee," Republican South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney told CNN on Monday.

Another conservative told CNN he opposed Ryan -- or any other individual who hasn't been campaigning -- from getting the party's nomination.
"To parachute someone in who hasn't run for the office, who hasn't done the grueling work of campaigning -- if you want to do something that heightens cynicism to all-time high, that would do it," Virginia Rep. Dave Brat told CNN on Monday.

Several House Republicans told CNN that Ryan has been clear with them that he has been trying to tamp down the speculation and he doesn't want to run for president. They say he made a conscious decision when he decided to run for speaker last fall that he was removing himself from a White House bid.

Mulvaney said his concerns had nothing to do with Ryan personally, but because Republican activists would feel "something was taken from them unfairly and they would stay home." He predicted 60% of the voters in his district wouldn't vote in November if the convention handed the nomination to the House speaker.

"I think it's simply nonsense that someone outside of the three people running for this nomination are going to be nominated at this convention,"

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner told CNN's John Berman on "At This Hour." "It's just nonsense. One of the three will be our nominee, and I know there are some people who think there is going to be this through-the-looking-glass-moment for Paul Ryan or perhaps others, but it's simply not going to happen."

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz also commented on Ryan's announcement, which she said is no surprise given the contentious GOP nomination fight.

"I'm not at all surprised he doesn't want to step in the way of this trainwreck," Wasserman Schultz said.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/12/politics/paul-ryan-to-rule-out-presidential-bid/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/12/politics/paul-ryan-to-rule-out-presidential-bid/index.html)


Title: Re: Paul Ryan on 2016 bid: 'Count me out'
Post by: christistruth on April 13, 2016, 08:36:35 am
I'm not saying this with any kind of certainty (just throwing this out FWIW) - could it possibly be the case that the Antichrist could be revealed at the GOP convention in July, after the rapture, when they go through this whole "brokered convention"?

Again, I'm not saying this with even 1% certainty, but just throwing out this idea.


Perhaps this will be the end game? I am not sure.

I am having doubts that the Antichrist will come out of Europe; maybe, the antichrist will begin as an American politician. Maybe.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 13, 2016, 03:51:20 pm
'Burn The Card' Movement Kicks In To High Gear From Florida To Colorado As Angry Republicans Start Burning Their Voter Cards - The GOP Exodus Begins

http://allnewspipeline.com/Burn_The_Card_Movement_Has_Begun.php


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 14, 2016, 10:27:46 pm
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/elections-have-consequences-louisiana
4/14/16
Elections have consequences in Louisiana

For eight years, Bobby Jindal (R) used his role as governor of Louisiana to move his state as far to the right as he possibly could, on as many issues as possible. It may be a “red” state in the Deep South, but Louisianans were deeply unimpressed with the results – Jindal stepped down last year as one of the nation’s least popular governors.

His successor, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D), took office a few months ago, vowing not to be “a business-as-usual governor.” He wasn’t kidding. The Louisiana Democrat has already embraced Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, and yesterday, Edwards signed an executive order prohibiting state discrimination against LGBT residents.

The order by Edwards, a Democrat, overturns an executive advanced by his predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal, protecting employers and agencies that wouldn’t serve members of the LGBT community.

Edwards called that rule “bad for business, tourism and the Louisiana economy” and said it did “nothing but divide our state … to serve a narrow political agenda.”

Edwards signed the order following months of pressure from local business groups and giant corporations like IBM, which objected that Jindal’s order last year would “create a hostile environment for our current and prospective employees.”

“We respect our fellow citizens for their beliefs, but we do not discriminate based on our disagreements,” said Edwards. “I believe in giving every Louisianan the opportunity to be successful and to thrive in our state. Our goal is to promote the opportunities we have right here in Louisiana. While this executive order respects the religious beliefs of our people, it also signals to the rest of the country that discrimination is not a Louisiana value, but rather, that Louisiana is a state that is respectful and inclusive of everyone around us.”

The gubernatorial order refers only to public-sector workers. To expand anti-discrimination protections to the private sector, Edwards would need Louisiana’s Republican-led legislature to act, which appears highly unlikely.

Nevertheless, yesterday’s announcement was a major step forward for the state, which is all the more striking given the broader trends in the region.

As MSNBC’s Emma Margolin noted, “Amid intensifying outcry over recently enacted anti-LGBT laws in Mississippi and North Carolina, as well as similar legislation advancing in Tennessee and Missouri, one southern state appears to be running in the opposite direction.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 15, 2016, 01:00:06 am
THE YEAR AMERICANS FOUND OUT ELECTIONS ARE RIGGED


http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-13/2016-year-americans-found-out-their-elections-are-rigged


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 15, 2016, 06:26:14 pm
Thinking the unthinkable: Could Sanders take the Dem nomination (and win the presidency, too)?

It’s been a very tough year for the political experts.  You know, the ones who scoffed at the very possibility of Trump nomination.  Well, another received truth of the expert class has been that Hillary Clinton is a lock for the top of the Democrats’ ticket.  (Just as she was in the early stages of 2008…)

Many of us (I plead guilty) have been gleefully reporting the trouble Bernie Sanders continues to give Hillary because he is exposing her as a phony, and because we are still fairly sure that the fix is in for her.  But there are starting to be some serious doubts about her inevitability.  A recent Fox News Poll confirms what some previous polls have indicated: Sanders is polling not just ahead of Hillary, but ahead of the entire GOP field.  While Hillary would lose to the unlikely nominee Kasich and is close to Ted Cruz, she handily beats Trump in polling.  But Sanders handily beats all of them.

Factor in what some are calling the “FBI Primary” or the “Comey Primary,” and the possibility of Sanders gaining broad superdelegate support becomes somewhat real.  Roger L. Simon summarizes the scenario:

If Sanders manages a victory in New York next Tuesday, all bets are off. The super delegates will be looking over their shoulders. Bernie will start to have a real claim on the nomination. If Hillary actually is indicted, or anything close, he will clearly have it. No way will the Democrats be able to get away with installing a last-minute candidate and risk alienating Sanders' army of backers.  That's over. (snip)

The American public has been educated by socialist teachers for decades. Most of the younger voters think that's what our government already is (and maybe they're right). How many out there have actually read The Federalist Papers?  .004%?  They don't even know basic civics.

The Republican candidate is going to have to educate the public, particularly the younger public, on what socialism is and why it is bad. This will not be an easy thing to do because Bernie is such a true believer and sounds so idealistic. He appeals to what people think is their better nature.

The fact is that Sanders, for all his socialist nonsense, is likable.  He clearly believes what he says, doesn’t use notes, and offers free stuff to people who don’t pay income taxes.  Through immigration and mis-education, the American electorate has been re-engineered to favor socialism, the doctrine that has failed every time it is tried.  Ask Denmark and Sweden, almost always cited as the models for American socialism, both of which have cut back their welfare states and lowered taxes in the face of stagnation.

It’s time to fear the Bern.



Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/04/thinking_the_unthinkable_could_sanders_take_the_dem_nomination_and_win_the_presidency_too.html#ixzz45wO4Kh3G


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on April 16, 2016, 02:18:37 am
And there you go. The populist/socialist movement will have literally destroyed the country.

All empires fade into history sooner or later. There is only one kingdom that will stand forever, and it isn't the United States...

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I'm not saying this with any kind of certainty (just throwing this out FWIW) - could it possibly be the case that the Antichrist could be revealed at the GOP convention in July, after the rapture, when they go through this whole "brokered convention"?

While it's an interesting thought, I don't think it lines up Biblically. The Bible says the man of sin will be Jewish and from one of the four divisions of Alexander's empire (if I had to make a guess, I'd say Syria). There are a couple options for how the Antichrist could feasibly make his first step onto the world stage, depending on if you subscribe to the '2 King Theory' or '3 King Theory' in Daniel 11.

Personally, I think the possibility of Bashar al-Assad stepping down in Syria could create the environment for the Antichrist to arise, and I think it makes more sense Biblically.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 17, 2016, 04:53:57 pm
CRUZ CELEBRATES ANOTHER VOTERLESS VICTORY: NO ELECTION IN WY...

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/ted-cruz-poised-win-wyoming-republican-presidential-primary-180512831.html

This is why the republican party is dead. I'm pretty sure its on purpose.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 20, 2016, 09:43:03 pm
Now Mathematically Eliminated, Ted Cruz Only Hope Is In Stealing Delegates At Contested Convention

Mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP nomination on the first ballot, Ted Cruz is betting on Donald Trump failing to reach the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination on the first ballot, and plotting to secure as many of the then-unbound votes as possible.

Ted Cruz seems to be running out of opportunities for more ‘voterless victories’

Ted Cruz has made few friends among Republicans in Washington during his nearly four years in the Senate, but his message to GOP elite as he looks to build support to the party’s presidential nominee is that he would bring more Republicans along with him.
Ted Cruz LASHES OUT at Media After He’s Told He Can’t Mathematically Win Nomination:

Ted Cruz is running scared now that there is no chance with the amount of delegates remaining of him winning the nomination outright. Watch this video and see how his nerves are frayed to the breaking point after the Trump blowout in New York.

https://youtu.be/L9moK0qxgp0

n a private meeting with members of the Republican National Committee, the Cruz campaign’s high command, including campaign manager Jeff Roe, strategist David Polyansky, and delegate-hunters Ken Cuccinelli and Saul Anuzis, made the case for Cruz as the party’s stronger choice for the general election and argued he’d help down-ballot GOP races.

Ted Cruz’s ‘Voterless Victory’ in Colorado

https://youtu.be/mwKP-cCrvH4

Mathematically eliminated from winning the GOP nomination on the first ballot, Ted Cruz is betting on Donald Trump failing to reach the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination on the first ballot, and plotting to secure as many of the then-unbound votes as possible. source

You can read all about Ted Cruz voterless victories in Wyoming, Colorado, and Georgia just to name a few. Without an endless array of dirty tricks and legal but not moral or ethical strategies, the Ted Cruz team’s only hope is in shenanigans at the Convention.

And you can best believe he will pull every trick in the book.

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/now-mathematically-eliminated-ted-cruz-only-hope-is-in-stealing-delegates-at-contested-convention/

(http://www.ncscooper.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Ted-Cruz-Penguin.jpg)
I'll steal em all i tell you!!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 20, 2016, 11:09:55 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPg-RyXixiU


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 23, 2016, 06:01:20 pm
http://theadvocate.com/news/15555622-123/usa-today-with-eyes-on-senate-race-gop-says-louisiana-a-little-less-than-solid-republican-after-elec
USA Today: With eyes on Senate race, GOP says Louisiana ‘a little less-than-solid’ Republican after election of John Bel Edwards
4/21/16

National Republicans say they aren’t taking this fall’s U.S. Senate race in Louisiana lightly, following last year’s election victory for Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.

USA Today reports that U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, described the open Senate race here as “a little less-than-solid” Republican.

“The Democrats and Republicans just proved ... that a Democrat can, under the right circumstances, win and so we’re mindful of that,” Wicker told the national newspaper. “I am mindful that we have to take care of business, and I think if we take care of business in Louisiana it is likely to go Republican.”

Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced last fall that he wouldn’t seek re-election after losing the governor’s race to Edwards, a state Representative from Amite.

That’s opened the floodgates to a host of candidates seeking to replace him -- and the cutoff to qualify is still several months away.

Republicans running include Congressmen Charles Boustany and John Fleming; State Treasurer John Kennedy; former Congressman Joseph Cao and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness.

Democrats running include Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard and Lafayette businessman Joshua Pellerin.

USA Today notes that the Louisiana seat is one of 24 that the GOP is trying to defend this fall.

The election in Louisiana will take place Nov. 8, with all candidates appearing on the ballot under the state’s “jungle primary” system. A Dec. 10 runoff will take place between the top two vote-getters if no one gets more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round.

Edwards, who was sworn in Jan. 11, was thought to be a long-shot candidate for governor when he announced as a little-known state House member that he would be taking on presumptive frontrunner David Vitter.

Democratic power players even reportedly tried to convince Edwards to ditch the race mere months before the primary so that a more moderate Republican would win instead of hardline conservative Vitter. Edwards went on to best Vitter 56 percent to 44 percent on Election Day.

The win made Edwards the only Democratic governor in the Deep South and the only Democratic state-wide office holder in Louisiana.

The state Democratic Party, meanwhile, has said it’s hoping to replicate the win in the Senate race.

Edwards has announced that he’s backing Campbell’s run, and both Edwards and Campbell have stressed the need for the party to rally behind one candidate.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 23, 2016, 09:20:25 pm
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article73449297.html
Tabloid says it has proof: Ted Cruz’s father is mystery man in Lee Harvey Oswald photo
4/22/16

National Enquirer claims photo is proof that Rafael B. Cruz was standing alongside JFK assassin

Cruz campaign dismisses allegation as ‘garbage’

Cruz’s father had been pro-Castro but had turned on him when Cuban leader said he was a communist

(http://pics.mcclatchyinteractive.com/news/politics-government/ylri3p/picture73449267/ALTERNATES/FREE_960/JFK-Oswald-Cruz_01)

Lee Harvey Oswald, front left, standing next to man never identified by the Warren Commission, center in white shirt, handing out leaflets for the Fair Play for Cuba Committee taken outside the International Trade Mart in New Orleans on Aug.16, 1963. The National Enquirer is now saying that they have determined through photo analysis that the man is Rafael B. Cruz, father of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz.  Johann Rush/WSDU-TV



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 24, 2016, 10:25:15 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/republican-financier-koch-says-clinton-might-better-president-023327897.html
Republican financier Koch says Clinton might make better president
4/23/16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, a key source of financing for conservative Republican causes along with his brother, said Democrat Hillary Clinton might make a better president than the candidates in the Republican field.

Koch, in an interview to air on Sunday on ABC's "This Week" program, said that in some respects Bill Clinton had been a better president than George W. Bush, who Koch said had increased government spending. Then when asked if Hillary Clinton would be a better president than the Republicans currently running, he said, "It's possible, it's possible."

ABC said Koch, who along brother David leads an influential political organization called Freedom Partners, has been displeased so far with the tone of the Republican presidential race, in which billionaire Donald Trump leads U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Asked if he could support Clinton over the Republicans, Koch responded, "We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. Let me put it that way."

While many conservatives have questioned Trump's commitment to their agenda, a spokesman for the Koch brothers said last month that they would not use any of their money to block him from winning the Republican nomination.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 25, 2016, 08:55:12 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/a-brief-history-of-the-1413063394852918.html
A brief history of the Internet being suspicious of Ted Cruz’s identity
4/22/16

(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/frbagOer2GrITzs85cQQvA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9MTAyNDtoPTYxNTtpbD1wbGFuZQ--/http://40.media.tumblr.com/86d9a21a33d0b0f81007204e0c6b7c83/tumblr_inline_o61acgAP141qchxpg_1280.jpg)

Is that you, Ted? (Screen shot via Reddit)

Earlier this week, Reddit user missvh dropped a screen grab from “Maury” into an /r/pics thread with the simple caption, “A female guest on Maury that looks just like Ted Cruz.” The woman in the photo — who appeared on an episode titled “5 Men Tested … Will I Find My Daughter’s Father Today?” — did bear an uncanny resemblance to the Texas senator. For most people, the discovery would seem nothing more than a random, mildly entertaining coincidence. But to many users on the thread, it represented so much more than that.

“That’s actually the Zodiac Killer dressed in drag,” user RandyIsMartian wrote in a heavily upvoted reply. A third user, MarryMeFrisbee, shot back, “…aka it’s just Ted Cruz?”

Like most unsettling doppelgangers that emerge online, the observation went viral, inspiring numerous blog posts and sarcastic jokes on social media. Even “Maury” got in on the fun, posting the photo to Twitter with the caption, “Ted Cruz in drag on Maury? The Lie Detector Test determined-that was a LIE! Ted’s NOT that SEXY!”

The look-alike incident was just the latest entry in a three-year-old conspiracy theory that mockingly questions whether the Republican presidential candidate is really who he claims to be — or whether he is actually the infamous 1960s serial murderer from northern California known as the Zodiac Killer.

The hypothesis first originated out of nowhere in early 2013, when a Twitter account with the handle @RedPillAmerica posted a nonsensical joke that Cruz’s upcoming speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference that year would be titled “This Is the Zodiac Speaking.” It took more than a year for the joke to resurface on the social media platform in a completely unrelated context. “Ted Cruz’s Chilling Deathbed Confession: ‘I am the Zodiac Killer,’” user @Flash2844 tweeted, ending the post with the hashtag #TedCruzIsTheZodiacKiller.

Screen shot via Know Your Meme.

By the fall of 2015, the joke had picked up steam on Twitter, earning popularity from well-followed accounts like @vrunt and @lindzeta, who say that the sheer absurdity of the conspiracy theory encouraged them to publicize it further.

“It was hilarious to me when it first came on my radar,” @lindzeta told Yahoo News in a direct message. “While it’s logically impossible, there’s definitely a part of it that seems like it could be true. It’s so outlandish, but Cruz seems to have this evil lunatic hiding underneath his whole public demeanor. It had just the right balance of possibility and impossibility.”

In other words, it was perfect for the Internet, where preposterous ideas are often rewarded for the sake of being preposterous. (See: Boaty McBoatface.)

“It’s simply funny to act as if this is some open secret about him,” @vrunt told Yahoo News in a direct message. “It’s this shared obvious lie and the only ticket to entry is to play along.”

Jonathan Novak, a 22-year-old history undergraduate at Arizona State University, was one such willing participant. After seeing the joke on Twitter, he was inspired to start a Facebook group titled “Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer” in December 2015.

“I thought it would be a good idea to start one in order to mobilize the masses and help expose a brutal murderer attempting to gain a stranglehold on what is left of American democracy,” Novak told Yahoo News with what sounded like a straight face. “Since then, the reaction has been about 80/20 split, with the majority of responses being millennials who love the joke and share it with their friends, and a small, vocal minority of older conservatives who don’t get it and like to point out that Cruz was not yet born when the murders occurred.”

Through the page, Novak met Bo Quintana, a 16-year-old high school student from Milton, Ga., who also felt passionately about perpetuating the “theory.” The two promoted the page together as the joke simultaneously gained steam on Twitter. On Jan. 20, #zodiacted trended on the platform in the U.S. And by February, the meme had been picked up by publications like Esquire and the Daily Dot. That same month, Public Policy Polling released a national survey that showed nearly 40 percent of Florida voters thought Cruz might be the Zodiac Killer.






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A fan submission to the “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” Facebook page. (Photo via Facebook)

With that uptick of attention, Novak and Quintana began receiving a healthy stream of Photoshopped images and homemade materials from fans of the group. Some came in the form of elaborate cakes decorated with “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” in frosting. One college student used the premise for an art project, for which he made an elaborately produced five-minute whiteboard video that connects Cruz’s odd behavior to that of the Zodiac Killer. A few high schoolers have even used the joke in signs to ask their dates to prom. “Toby, it’d be KILLER if you’d CRUZ to PROM with me,” read one poster board adorned with cryptographic symbols and the candidate’s face. Just this week, the group surpassed 26,000 likes on Facebook.




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A Ted Cruz as Zodiac Killer prom-posal. (Photo via Facebook)

“The most intense submission was probably this incredible edit of the David Fincher movie ‘Zodiac’ with Ted Cruz’s ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ anti-Obamacare filibuster speech imposed on it,” Novak said.

He and Quintana have taken to selling their own “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” stickers and T-shirts, but they say they won’t quit until one of two things happen.

“The first one is that he would address it and deny that he was the Zodiac Killer, because there’s nothing more ridiculous to me than a legitimate presidential candidate that people vote for denying that he was a person he could never be in the first place,” Quintana said. “Our second goal was to be bought out by BuzzFeed for like two grand or something. But that didn’t happen. So we’re going with our guns and keeping with it.”

(The two are at least gratified to know that Google appears to have altered the autocomplete when searching the phrase “Is Ted Cruz…,” meaning the senator’s campaign is attempting to combat the meme.)

Since the meme has gained traction, it has also splintered into bit of a doppelganger-hunting sport. In early March,  a Facebook post by Michael Boulerice  pointed out that Cruz bore an uncanny resemblance to the lead singer of a Christian heavy metal band named Stryper. It spread quickly online, earning more than 55,000 shares and 3,800 comments. That opened the floodgates for other comparisons, which include (but are not limited to) Grandpa Munster, Kevin Malone from “The Office,” Duke University basketball player Grayson Allen, Mrs. Doubtfire and — most recently — the woman on “Maury.”

(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/sj8ij8Z2w1alcAMZfet1GA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NDk5O2g9NDIyO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://41.media.tumblr.com/3bf7e3d9f6545b9ec3c665530ee2618e/tumblr_inline_o61b0it6LK1qchxpg_540.png.cf.jpg)

But the meme’s original purveyors aren’t buying it.

“All of those are false, and they simply distract us from the truth,” Novak said. “The only other identity Ted Cruz plausibly has held besides being the infamous Zodiac Killer, terrorizer of San Francisco, is the lead singer of the Christian metal band Stryper. The only thing nearly as sinister as perpetrating such monstrosities as the Zodiac killings is the infliction of auditory torture via skintight yellow-and-black onesies and awful Christian hair metal staples like ‘To Hell With the Devil.’”




Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 25, 2016, 09:14:12 pm
Cruz Goes Full Rubio=> Facing Impending Losses, Cruz Jokes About Trump’s Hands (VIDEO)

The end is near.
Ted Cruz went full Rubio today in Indiana – Joked about Trump’s hands.

Here’s the video—-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqOc4YlK4aM

really? from "christian" Cruz? and seriously a debate? Cruz has lost and he is still asking for a debate.  :D reality!!

When Marco Rubio joked about Donald Trump’s hands he lost big in the next contests and dropped out two weeks later.

Today Lyin’ Ted followed in Little Marco’s footsteps.

     Dan Gallo
    ✔
    ‎@dangallo

    In Evansville, IN- Cruz brings up @realDonaldTrump's hands, says maybe Trump could demonstrate those big hands by showing up at a debate.

    Follow
    Dan Gallo
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    ‎@dangallo

    It sure sounded to me like Cruz was challenging Trump's manhood in relation to him not showing up at debates. Ya know. Hands.
    8:05 PM - 24 Apr 2016

 Roger Stone ‎@RogerJStoneJr

You know how u know that @tedcruz is done? Major vendors for his current campaign contact me about Trump general election work.
9:38 PM - 24 Apr 2016

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http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/04/end-near-facing-inevitable-impending-losses-cruz-goes-full-rubio-comments-trumps-hands/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 27, 2016, 09:38:34 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/after-humiliating-defeat-ted-cruz-picks-pro-islam-carly-fiorina-as-imaginary-vp/

After Humiliating Defeat, Ted Cruz Picks Pro-Islam Carly Fiorina As His Imaginary VP

First, his Super PAC mysteriously gives his opponent, Carly Fiorina, a check for $500,00.00. Super PACs that explicitly support a candidate almost never give in support of other rival candidates. On top of that, at the time, Fiorina was one of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's main Republican opponents in the 2016 presidential race.


by Geoffrey Grider  April 27, 2016

Ted Cruz, is suffering from massive jet lag, or else he has gone clinically insane. Because he is making some crazy, desperate, illogical, nonsensical moves.

First, his Super PAC mysteriously gives his opponent, Carly Fiorina, a check for $500,00.00. Super PACs that explicitly support a candidate almost never give in support of other rival candidates. On top of that, at the time, Fiorina was one of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s main Republican opponents in the 2016 presidential race.

That’s why the donation was such a mystery — even The Washington Post piece didn’t offer an explanation. It was so uncanny that the Federal Election Commission flagged the activity.

Ted Cruz Announces Carly Fiorina as VP Pick:

Hey, ‘Crazy Carly’ and ‘LyinTed’, in case you haven’t noticed, you LOST last night. You were eliminaTED. Now get off the stage, thanks.

Then, he comes in dead last in last night’s Primaries, losing even to John Kasich. How did he handle it? The mathematically eliminated politician asks Carly Fiorina to be his imaginary vice president. Hmm, OK. Then we find out that his new imaginary VP s a huge supporter of Islam.

Carly Fiorina: Islamic Civilization Was The “Greatest in the World”

In a speech that was given a mere two weeks after Islamic jihadists attacked America on 9/11, the former HP chief executive officer gave a speech on technology, business and our way of life. She concluded her speech with the following:

There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world.

It was able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean, and from northern climes to tropics and deserts. Within its dominion lived hundreds of millions of people, of different creeds and ethnic origins.

One of its languages became the universal language of much of the world, the bridge between the peoples of a hundred lands. Its armies were made up of people of many nationalities, and its military protection allowed a degree of peace and prosperity that had never been known. The reach of this civilization’s commerce extended from Latin America to China, and everywhere in between.

And this civilization was driven more than anything, by invention. Its architects designed buildings that defied gravity. Its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers, and the creation of encryption. Its doctors examined the human body, and found new cures for disease. Its astronomers looked into the heavens, named the stars, and paved the way for space travel and exploration.

Its writers created thousands of stories. Stories of courage, romance and magic. Its poets wrote of love, when others before them were too steeped in fear to think of such things.

When other nations were afraid of ideas, this civilization thrived on them, and kept them alive. When censors threatened to wipe out knowledge from past civilizations, this civilization kept the knowledge alive, and passed it on to others.

While modern Western civilization shares many of these traits, the civilization I’m talking about was the Islamic world from the year 800 to 1600, which included the Ottoman Empire and the courts of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, and enlightened rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent.

Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership.

Though Fiorina did acknowledge Christianity and Judaism in culture, she did not call them “a civilization that was the greatest in the world.”

She failed to recognize the long track record of Islam and its culture in the Middle East. In fact, understanding that the U.S. is essentially a Christian nation, one would think that she would reference the rich heritage of Europe or even our early founding, but instead, two weeks after Islamists attacked America, she decided to praise the culture that spawned them.

Not only that, but she apparently has bought into the lie that it was Islam was very important with regards to mathematics. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Enza Ferreri points out:

The word “algebra” stems from the Arabic word “al-jabr”, from the name of the treatise Book on Addition and Subtraction after the Method of the Indians written by the 9th-century Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, who translated, formalized and commented on ancient Indian and Greek works.

And Abu Ja’far lived between 780 and 850 AD; algebra initiated in ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Athens, 2,500 years before Abu Ja’far was born. And he was not even a Muslim:

[H]e was a Zoroastrian who was forced to convert (or die) by Muslim rulers because Persia had been conquered by the Islamic armies, and that was what Muslims did (and still do wherever they can). That could easily explain the “pious preface to al-Khwarizmi’s Algebra.”

In fact, most of the Muslim World’s supposed “inventions” and “innovations” were merely done by infidels who lived in lands conquered by brutal Islamic armies.

Fiorina is no dummy. She is very well-educated, with a history degree from Stanford. So why deliberately promote what she must have known is a lie about the origins of algebra. And why such lavish praise for Islamic “civilization” — perhaps the most barbaric in human history — a mere 2 weeks after 19 Muslim slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11?

Fiorina’s supporters will no doubt minimize this speech for how long ago it was given.

However if her views have changed, then why did she criticize free speech activists in Texas who were protesting the Paris Charlie Hebdo attacks by drawing Muhammed — and who came under Muslim terror attack for their views — comparing the protesters of radical Islam to “White supremacists?”

Barack Obama, many years before he ran for president, talked about his admiration for Islamic “civilization” and that the Islamic call to prayer was “one of the most beautiful sounds on Earth.” source


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 27, 2016, 09:48:21 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R4DfyPnE_0


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 29, 2016, 06:02:21 pm
Ted Cruz's Dad: My Son Ran for President After God Sent His Wife a Sign
And other tales from Rafael Cruz's world of extreme Christian fundamentalism.

Ted Cruz decided to run for president after God spoke to his wife, Heidi.

That's how Rafael Cruz, Ted's father and a born-again pastor, described his son's decision-making process. Speaking on a syndicated radio show at the end of last year, the elder Cruz recounted that during a Sunday prayer session at a Texas church, Ted Cruz and his family sought God's guidance as to whether the senator should enter the presidential race, and after two hours of praying, God sent a message to Heidi that essentially said: Go for it.

Here's the story, according to Rafael Cruz:

My son Ted and his family spent six months in prayer seeking God's will for this decision. But the day the final green light came on, the whole family was together. It was a Sunday. We were all at his church, First Baptist Church in Houston, including his senior staff. After the church service, we all gathered at the pastor's office. We were on our knees for two hours seeking God's will. At the end of that time, a word came through his wife, Heidi. And the word came, just saying, "Seek God's face, not God's hand." And I'll tell you, it was as if there was a cloud of the holy spirit filling that place. Some of us were weeping, and Ted just looked up and said, "Lord, here am I, use me. I surrender to you, whatever you want." And he felt that was a green light to move forward.

That Rafael Cruz should cast his son's presidential campaign as a divinely inspired endeavor is not surprising. For years, he has been a freelancing evangelical who has promoted an extremely fundamentalist version of Christianity and decried those, including other Christians, who do not share his religious views. He has called for fundamentalist Christians to gain control of most aspects of American society, and he has issued a series of controversial statements blasting President Barack Obama, gay rights activists, and other spiritual enemies. As Mother Jones first reported, he called Obama an "outright Marxist" who "seeks to destroy all concept of God" and urged Americans to send him "back to Kenya." He said it was "appalling" to have a gay mayor in Houston and asserted that Satan was behind the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

In most instances, it would be unfair to judge a politician based on a relative's pronouncements. But for years—in his Senate race and in this presidential campaign—Ted Cruz has used his father to round up support from tea partiers, social conservatives, and evangelical leaders. The son, naturally, speaks lovingly of his father. Given that Cruz is seeking the presidency by courting the religious right and offering himself as a moral and godly candidate who shares the faith of evangelical voters—and given that he frequently quotes Rafael Cruz on the campaign trail to urge people to vote by God's values—a voter can likely gain some understanding of Ted Cruz's world (and perhaps his worldview) by examining the statements and professed beliefs of his father. And they are extreme.

It's not hard to figure out Rafael Cruz's basic message. He has given scores, probably hundreds, of sermons and talks at religious and political gatherings, and many are on YouTube. His primary theme is that the United States is a "Christian nation" and that only true believers who adhere to biblical principles—that is, who accept the literal truth of the Bible, as Rafael Cruz and other fundamentalists see it—are worthy of guiding the United States forward. He regularly rails against pastors and church leaders who eschew politics and do not enter the political fray to combat the enemy: secular humanism.

Rafael Cruz is an advocate of Christian dominionism, which essentially holds that fundamentalist Christians should take over, well, just about everything. Speaking at a Texas church in 2012, Rafael Cruz told the crowd that God instructed Adam and Eve to go forth, multiply, and, as he put it, "take dominion over all my creation." He said this meant that true-believers ought to dominate all areas of life: "That dominion is not just in the church, that dominion is over every area—society, education, government, and economics." (During that sermon, he also noted that husbands, not wives, should be the "spiritual leader" of their families.) In Cruz's view, those who accept Christ and his word (as Cruz believes it should be understood) will prosper spiritually and financially. In that same sermon, he noted that God not only anoints priests to lead the faithful, but also anoints "kings…to take dominion." By that, he means those who rule a nation, and, he adds, these rulers one day (and he makes it sound as if this day will come soon) will transfer the wealth of the "wicked" to the "righteous."

The senior Cruz sees no difference between the religious and political realms. In a June 2013 speech at a men's prayer breakfast, he contended that Jesus' original followers were not looking for a "spiritual leader" but for a "political leader" who could establish "a physical kingdom on the Earth." And Jesus, he noted, was "bucking the political establishment." (Sound familiar?) "The ministry of Jesus," he claimed, was a "highly political ministry." So religion and politics do mix—a lot. "It's not just a spiritual confrontation," Cruz said. "It's also a political confrontation." Toward the end of that speech, Cruz declared, "We have a responsibility to elect righteous leaders. God is going to hold us accountable if we do not." He added, "And the people will proclaim that Jesus Christ is lord and king of this nation."

It's not ambiguous. For Rafael Cruz, the only legitimate government is one that operates according to his theological views.

Those views tend to be rather harsh. He has referred to the theory of evolution as a diabolical plot mounted by Marxists, "the number one tool for communism to destroy religion, to destroy the concept of God." Evolution, he claimed, "is one of the most effective tools to impose communism." He has repeatedly said same-sex marriage is a satanic scheme, noting in a talk to a Republican group in 2013 that "homosexual marriage…has nothing to do with quote homosexual rights. It has to do with the destruction of the traditional family. So that there is no loyalty to the family. Loyalty is to the government. Government is your god."

Obama, naturally, is propelling much of these underhanded machinations. The president, Rafael Cruz said three years ago, "needs you to see him as God." He's a Marxist, Cruz has charged, and his agenda "is to bring us down to a Third World country" and subjugate the United States to the United Nations. He has said that Obama "will side with the Muslims" and claimed that the Obama administration is "trying to take our God and our gun and if they do that, then they can impose a dictatorship upon us." He insists Obamacare does include death panels. He has blamed liberals for allowing terrorists to cross the border "on a weekly basis" and establish "terrorist cells all across the United States."

His is a dark perspective. The "wicked" are now ruling the country, and they must be defeated by the "righteous," whom he defines as those evangelical Christians who embrace the literal truth of the Bible. ("Every word of Scripture is given by revelation," he said in 2013. "Every word of this book is true. Because if you don't believe one part of it, then none of it might be true.") The righteous, he urges, must be guided by pastors across the nation to rise up and "take every position in office, from dog catcher all the way to the highest position in the land." In a 2013 sermon, according to a partial transcript obtained by Mother Jones, he proclaimed that Satan "rules in the halls of legislation," and said, "We have a responsibility to preserve the biblical foundations of this country." He added, "The world will tell you, 'We're all children of God.' That's not true. Children of God are only those that have been born again through the blood of Jesus Christ."

Rafael Cruz's outlook on the world is exceedingly narrow and unforgiving. The only righteous Christian is the evangelical Christian who is "biblically correct." These Christians must conquer the political world—vanquish those who are in league with Satan—and establish dominion over society by ruling in accordance with their definition of the word of God. And Ted Cruz was directly given the green light from God, via Heidi Cruz, to lead what is, in essence, a crusade to smite wickedness. (At a gathering of evangelicals in Iowa in 2013, Ted and Rafael Cruz joined in prayer with a pastor who said that "every tongue that rises up against [Ted Cruz] in judgment will be condemned.")

Without saying it directly, Rafael Cruz calls for a theocracy. (He has often decried the notion of separation of church and state.) His religious rants are not irrelevant to the Ted Cruz campaign. Ted Cruz has consistently cited his father as a key influence in his life, and he has regularly deployed him as a political representative and surrogate. It's often tough to bring up the subject of a candidate's religious views during a political campaign. But Rafael Cruz's radical fundamentalism—which positions most Americans on the side of wickedness—and Ted Cruz's embrace of his father as not only a parent but a political partner and adviser raise an important question this campaign season: How much of the faith of his father does Ted Cruz share?

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/02/rafael-cruz-ted-cruz-campaign-god-sign


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 29, 2016, 07:31:28 pm
Link?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 29, 2016, 08:42:36 pm
Glenn Beck Says Campaigning For Ted Cruz Caused His Media Empire To Crumble, The Blaze Flames Out

 :D

“There’s a story maybe you have read, that came out yesterday, that is talking about how yesterday, my company The Blaze laid off 40 people, and my media empire is crumbling, and part of it is because I’m traveling around with Ted Cruz,” he said, referencing a Daily Beast story.

0 Layoffs as Glenn Beck’s Blaze Empire Continues Its Decline and Fall

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mormon evangelist is telling the world two things about Ted Cruz. First, he wants you to know that Cruz is the ‘anointed king to save America’. Secondly, he wants you to know that his entire media company has collapsed because of it, and he was just forced to layoff 40 of his employees. I wonder if any of the 40 fired former Beck employees are voting for Ted Cruz? Probably not. Someone should tell them that Donald Trump has promised to bring jobs back…

On the Friday broadcast of his radio show, Glenn Beck revealed that he has lost $500,000 campaigning with Ted Cruz  but said that has nothing to do with the recent firing of 40 of his employees.

“We are making the hard choices,” Beck explained. “We’re choosing principles over power. We’re staying true to the Constitution.”
Glenn Beck Says Ted Cruz Is Divinely Anointed And Has Been ‘Raised From Birth’ To Save This Nation

https://youtu.be/YYb-S_KNelM

“There’s a story maybe you have read, that came out yesterday, that is talking about how yesterday, my company The Blaze laid off 40 people, and my media empire is crumbling, and part of it is because I’m traveling around with Ted Cruz,” he said, referencing a Daily Beast story. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/28/40-layoffs-as-glenn-beck-s-blaze-empire-continues-its-decline-and-fall.html

“Well, I want you to know,” Glenn Beck continues. “Yes, I’ve lost a lot of money traveling around with Ted Cruz. I’ve lost about half a million dollars. That’s my choice. I believe in something.” source http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/29/glenn-beck-my-campaigning-with-cruz-didnt-cause-layoffs-at-the-blaze-audio/

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/glenn-beck-says-campaigning-for-ted-cruz-caused-his-media-empire-to-crumble-the-blaze-flames-out/


https://youtu.be/m692Tqbnbxo


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 29, 2016, 08:56:36 pm
Glenn Beck Blames Layoffs on Own Staff

Sure its not you and your buddy Raphael?

During his radio show Friday, Glenn Beck responded to The Daily Beast’s report that his TheBlaze network had to lay off 40 employees by essentially blaming his own staff for the downfall of his media empire.

“I’m a trusting guy,” he told his listeners. “I think anybody on the show will tell you my biggest problem is I trust everybody.” He continued: “I trusted the people that ran my company that they wanted the same things.” But, alas, he said, those confidants betrayed him: “Even though the managers were all saying the right things to me, those things were never getting done... I didn’t know who really got the vision—who got it and who didn’t.”

“These people were my friends, they were my partners,” he lamented, but, “They didn’t love the audience like I did.”

Beck suggested that his trusted managers had turned TheBlaze into a “status quo, big media company”—something he “never wanted.”

The conservative radio personality also admitted that he has lost some $500,000 traveling around the country with his preferred Republican candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, as The Daily Beast reported. It’s because “I believe in something,” Beck said.

During the same show, Beck rolled his face in a plate of crushed Cheetos to mock Donald Trump’s distinctly orange hue.
https://youtu.be/fIKhr158cD4


http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/04/29/glenn-beck-blames-layoffs-on-own-staff.html



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on April 29, 2016, 09:35:45 pm
That whole "I trusted people, and they let me down, that's why I'm not getting things done..." story is exactly the same story a con-artist contractor told my wife and I when he didn't do the things we paid him for. Oh, and he claimed to be a Christian, too...  ::)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 29, 2016, 10:00:12 pm
I think we all saw this coming - sooner or later, his little empire was going to fall one reason or another.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on April 30, 2016, 04:54:29 pm
John Kasich: People "probably" born gay

Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday that gay people are "probably" born that way, conceding that view during a testy exchange with a gay voter at a California event.

Asked by Kelly Bryan, a gay 62-year-old man, during an event at the Commonwealth Club of California whether people are "born gay," Kasich first attempted to avoid answering the question.

"I'm not gonna get into all the analysis of this or that," Kasich said at the San Francisco town hall. "I'm not gonna do that."

But the questioner pressed again: "It's not analysis. Are people born gay?"

Kasich replied, "You know, sir, probably."

"I mean, I don't -- I don't know how it all works, OK?" he added. "I mean, look. Are they? You know, probability they are."

Asked whether the LGBT community deserved "free, regular rights like everybody else," Kasich said: "Well, you have free regular rights, we're not denying you any rights, I'm not in Ohio. I'm not out to discriminate against you. I think you ought to have as good a life as anybody else."

The Ohio governor also noted that he had recently attended a same-sex marriage ceremony.

"I don't agree with gay marriage," he said. "But I'm not -- I went to a gay wedding. OK? I mean, that's what I've done."

Earlier, Kasich had said, "A buddy of mine just got, you know, went, got married. My wife and I went to the wedding. It was great. It was fine. But I'm not going to go for some constitutional amendment."

When asked about Mississippi's and Kentucky's legislation allowing businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, Kasich suggested that he did not agree with them and argued that he has the "right to define the Republican Party too."

Defending his religious beliefs, Kasich had urged tolerance and mutual respect earlier in the night.

"Religion for me is about, you know, loving somebody that doesn't like you," he said. "Humility, love your neighbor as yourself, treat your spouse better -- you know, live a life bigger than yourself."

Kasich also made headlines at another California event later in the day, talking to reporters at the state's GOP convention in Burlingame about some Republican rhetoric concerning Latino voters.

"Do the Republicans actually think that they can win an election by scaring every Hispanic in this country to death?" Kasich said Friday. "Scaring them to the point where they're afraid their families are gonna be torn apart and disrupted? Do you have any idea what those folks are gonna do in the general election?"

Kasich weighed in on the anti-Donald Trump protests that broke out at the GOP convention earlier that afternoon.

"When you live on the, on the negative side, when you feed people's anger, did you see what happened here today?" Kasich asked. "I may not be winning those votes right now, but over time I believe that people like to live where they can be hopeful, where they believe that this country can be better -- where they believe at the end they need to have somebody that's had the experience and somebody that can unite the country."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-kasich-people-probably-born-gay-election-2016/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on April 30, 2016, 11:28:21 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/the-gop-establishment-finally-accepts-that-donald-trump-will-be-their-nominee/

The GOP Establishment Finally Accepts The Idea That Donald Trump Will Be Their Nominee

“Clearly, Trump has seized momentum in a huge way,” said Kaufman, a close ally of Mitt Romney who supported Jeb Bush’s candidacy this year. “As he goes through the process here in Indiana, it appears more and more likely that Trump will be able to have 1,237 [delegates] before we descend on Cleveland.” That’s enough to claim the nomination.

4/30/16

The Stop-Trump fever that gripped the Republican establishment for months has broken

The walls are closing in around a shrinking band of hard-core opponents of the New York billionaire, who is tightening his grip on the Republican presidential nomination with big wins in state after state, congressional endorsements, and the acknowledgment from pillars of the GOP elite that Donald Trump will be the party’s standard-bearer.

There was grizzled RNC committeeman Ron Kaufman likening Trump to Reagan. There was Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s half-hearted endorsement of Ted Cruz. There was former House Speaker John Boehner’s confession that he and Trump are texting buddies and golfing partners. There’s the slew of endorsements (and a prediction by Trump campaign officials that another wave is coming after Indiana votes next week). It’s adding up to a slow but steady coalescing around the man once considered so vile to the GOP base that he’d rip the party to shreds.

“We’ve had enough intraparty fighting. Now’s the time to stitch together a winning coalition,” said Jon Huntsman, the former governor of Utah. “And it’s been clear almost from the beginning that Donald Trump has the ability to assemble a nontraditional bloc of supporters. … The ability to cut across traditional party boundaries — like ’80, ’92 and 2008 — will be key, and Trump is much better positioned to achieve that.”

Huntsman isn’t alone. He’s the latest in a long list of party stalwarts and defenders of the GOP establishment that have accepted Trump as the best remaining option in the field — and are encouraging Trump’s opponents to wind down.

“Clearly, Trump has seized momentum in a huge way,” said Kaufman, a close ally of Mitt Romney who supported Jeb Bush’s candidacy this year. “As he goes through the process here in Indiana, it appears more and more likely that Trump will be able to have 1,237 [delegates] before we descend on Cleveland.” “That’s enough to claim the nomination.”

“There’s a chance here that in the end, our presumptive nominee will be known before the Democrats,” he continued. “Who would have thought that?”

Now, it looks like it’s the opposition — not Trump — who is dividing the GOP.

“We are not doing anything in the interest of party unity,” said Katie Packer, founder of the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, which put out a blistering anti-Trump ad Friday afternoon. “We do not think there is anything noble about wrapping our arms around a candidate who isn’t a Republican, doesn’t have a serious policy agenda and has not secured a majority of Republican votes.”

“I’m willing to do anything in my power to stop Trump from hijacking our party,” Packer continued.

But pro-Cruz and anti-Trump forces are running out of options to prevent Trump from becoming the nominee. If the real estate developer and reality television star scores a big win in Indiana on Tuesday, Cruz’s only remaining strategy may be a hostile takeover of the Republican National Convention — a move GOP insiders still see as possible but certainly one that could severely damage the party.

Trump’s growing list of elected allies are encouraging Cruz to discard any such thinking.

“It’d hurt the very party that they want to represent,” Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) told POLITICO on Friday. “That’s not good and that’s why I believe that the establishment and people in Washington should say this is over. Donald Trump is clearly, clearly who the people want.”

Trump’s top adviser, Paul Manafort, is doing more than appealing for unity. He and his team are now making the case to lawmakers that Trump will seal the nomination before the national convention with a combination of bound delegates and roughly 40 unbound delegates from Pennsylvania who they consider solid Trump supporters, according to two Capitol Hill allies of Trump.

Even before Trump’s six straight primary blowouts in the past two weeks, Manafort told lawmakers at an April 14 meeting that the front-runner would win on the first ballot. Manafort based that case on projections that Trump has since exceeded, including a projected 85 bound delegates in New York, where the businessman ended up winning 89 delegates, according to a Republican aide.

Even if Trump crosses the threshold to earn 1,237 bound delegates at the convention, Cruz may not be out of options. The Texas senator has been crushing Trump in the shadow fight for loyal convention delegates — delegates who could be free to vote their preference on a second ballot. It’s conceivable that a majority of the delegates at the convention in Cleveland will oppose Trump’s nomination, even if they’re bound to vote for him. In that scenario, that majority could unseat scores of Trump delegates, rewrite convention rules to eliminate any binding requirements and make it less likely — if not impossible — for Trump to claim the nomination.

Cruz campaign officials have offered no hints as to whether they’d consider those options, or even make an attempt that could be cast as a coup. Party elders say they expect no radical gambits that would undermine the results of the primaries and caucuses.

Anti-Trump forces have not signaled whether their opposition will extend to the convention yet, especially if Trump clinches the delegates needed on a first ballot before the GOP descends on Cleveland. The conservative Club for Growth said in a statement that it expects to defeat Trump in Indiana and again in California, denying him the delegates to win the nomination outright. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, whose family of wealth GOP donors has spearheaded the anti-Trump movement, is also poised to endorse Cruz.

An attempted convention takeover, however, would require Cruz’s team to assume that all of the delegates who have pledged loyalty to the Texan remain loyal in the face of massive backlash from party leaders. Indeed, even Cruz’s team knows that some of their delegates signed on simply to oppose Trump, not out of any deep attachment to Cruz.

“I think Cruz is counting on a lot of the people who have said that they’re going to support him. But a lot of those same people are coming around and are going to be — they’re going to be transitioning to Trump delegates,” said Corey Stewart, Trump’s Virginia campaign director. “They want to support a winner. These are very smart people and politically savvy people. … They’re coming around.”

If Cruz were to pursue a convention takeover anyway, there’s a roadmap waiting for him.

North Dakota GOP committeeman Curly Haugland has been agitating for years that delegates may not be forced to vote against their conscience under the party’s current rules. Though a provision requires the secretary of the convention — a position appointed by the delegates — to record votes based on the party’s binding rules, a separate, conflicting provision lays out an entirely different vote-counting process in which delegates may cast a ballot for any candidate they choose — and do it secretly. Haugland argues that the latter rule supersedes the former because it is included in a section of the rules specifically meant to control the 2016 convention.

Haugland, who will be on this year’s convention rules committee, said he intends to propose language to eliminate the binding language to govern future conventions. His critics generally dismiss his proposals as politically unpalatable moves that would disenfranchise primary and caucus voters, but this year, the fervor among anti-Trump forces for a contested convention could lend his ideas currency.

One advocate of the stop-Trump-at-all-costs approach is Stuart Stevens, a former senior adviser to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Stevens said he’s witnessed the slow acquiescence to Trump by party insiders, but he says he’ll never play along. He said that even if Trump reaches 1,237 bound delegates before the convention, Cruz should use his delegate advantage to block him anyway.

“You should do anything you can that’s within — anything you can legally — to try to win an election,” he said. “The Republican Party prided itself on opposing the Communist party and it would be a laughable irony if they fell into the Communist Party line and were supposed to ‘do what’s good for the party.’ Brezhnev would be chuckling somewhere.”

“I’m for fighting all the way,” he added. source



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 01, 2016, 05:21:56 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUcCxMpFQbE&app=desktop


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 03, 2016, 03:18:27 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/out-of-time-and-near-the-breaking-point-ted-cruz-resorts-to-personal-attacks-on-trump/

Out Of Time And Near The Breaking Point, Ted Cruz Resorts To Personal Attacks On Trump

Ted Cruz accused Trump of being both disingenuous and self-aggrandizing, saying Trump was a "narcissist" at a level "I don't think this country has ever seen." "Donald Trump is such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and says, 'Dude, what's your problem?' " Cruz said.

5/3/16

Ted Cruz laid into Donald Trump with his most personal and toughest criticism since the GOP presidential campaign began, calling him a “pathological liar” on Tuesday who doesn’t understand the difference between the truth and lies.

Ted Cruz prefaced his comments by saying that for the first time, he wanted to say exactly what he thought of Trump after the front-runner suggested Cruz’s father might have had something to do with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The Texas senator accused Trump of being both disingenuous and self-aggrandizing, saying Trump was a “narcissist” at a level “I don’t think this country has ever seen.” “Donald Trump is such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and says, ‘Dude, what’s your problem?’ ” Cruz said.

Ted Cruz Unloads On “Pathological Liar” “Bully” “Serial Philanderer” Donald Trump:

Ted Cruz today broke his original promise to not engage in personal attacks and absolutely unloads on Donald Trump. You can hear in Cruz’s voice that he is beyond frustrated and near the breaking point as his campaign grinds to a sure and ignominious end.  The people listening to him are stunned into silence at his tirade, they know they are witnessing a mental breakdown.



“Whatever lie he’s telling, in that minute he believes it, Cruz added. “But the man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him.” He criticized Trump for tweeting an unflattering picture of his wife, Heidi Cruz, saying it is just one piece of evidence that Trump is scared of “strong women.”

“It’s why he went after Heidi directly, attacked her and smeared her,” Cruz said. “Heidi isn’t pretty enough for him. … Donald is a bully. … Bullies don’t come from strength, they come from weakness. … There’s a reason Donald builds giant buildings and puts his name on them everywhere he goes.”

“Donald has a real problem with women,” Cruz continued. He then noted that Trump defended boxer Mike Tyson, who was convicted in Indiana on **** charges, and told Trump’s supporters they should not believe their favored candidate.

“Donald is cynically exploiting that anger, and Donald is lying to his supporters,” he said. He went on to insist Trump would betray his them by not doing what he promises, including his pledge to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Cruz’s all-out assault suggested his campaign might be nearing its breaking point.

The Texas senator accused Trump of being both disingenuous and self-aggrandizing, saying Trump was a “narcissist” at a level “I don’t think this country has ever seen.” “Donald Trump is such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and says, ‘Dude, what’s your problem?’ ” Cruz said.



“Whatever lie he’s telling, in that minute he believes it, Cruz added. “But the man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him.”

He criticized Trump for tweeting an unflattering picture of his wife, Heidi Cruz, saying it is just one piece of evidence that Trump is scared of “strong women.”

“It’s why he went after Heidi directly, attacked her and smeared her,” Cruz said. “Heidi isn’t pretty enough for him. … Donald is a bully. … Bullies don’t come from strength, they come from weakness. … There’s a reason Donald builds giant buildings and puts his name on them everywhere he goes.”

“Donald has a real problem with women,” Cruz continued.

He then noted that Trump defended boxer Mike Tyson, who was convicted in Indiana on **** charges, and told Trump’s supporters they should not believe their favored candidate.

“Donald is cynically exploiting that anger, and Donald is lying to his supporters,” he said. He went on to insist Trump would betray his them by not doing what he promises, including his pledge to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Cruz’s all-out assault suggested his campaign might be nearing its breaking point. source


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 03, 2016, 07:38:36 pm
Ted Cruz drops out of presidential race

Ted Cruz is quitting the presidential race, according to campaign manager Jeff Roe, ending one of the best-organized campaigns of 2016 after a series of stinging defeats left Donald Trump as the only candidate capable of clinching the nomination outright.

Cruz had appeared likely to go all the way to the Republican convention, but a string of massive losses in the Northeast, and his subsequent defeat in Indiana, appear to have convinced him there’s no way forward.

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John Kasich, however, pledged on Tuesday night to stay in the race until a candidate reaches 1,237 bound delegates.

From the start, Cruz has premised his candidacy on the idea that 2016 would be an election driven by resentment toward the established GOP order. It was a strategy that looked prescient as Cruz steadily rose in the polls throughout 2015 and broke into the top tier in Iowa in early 2016.

But what Cruz did not expect — what no one expected — is that he would be outmatched and outstripped in outsider anger by Trump. Cruz had maintained a fragile truce with Trump all of last year, but by the time he turned on the front-runner, the Manhattan businessman had already captured the voters Cruz was hoping would fuel his candidacy.

Cruz lost Indiana after pulling out all the stops: he struck a nonaggression pact with John Kasich. He bought TV ads. His supportive super PACs bought TV ads. He blitzed the Sunday shows. He barnstormed the state on a bus tour. He got the governor’s endorsement. He even named his running mate.

Losing despite all that represented the final nail in the coffin of Cruz’s months-long claim that conservatives were coalescing around his insurgent candidacy.

In early 2016, it had appeared that Cruz had executed masterfully his plan to consolidate conservatives and emerge as Trump’s main rival. In Iowa, he drove Govs. Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal and Scott Walker out of the race before the caucuses — and then crushed the two reigning winners, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, on caucus day.

Even as he exited the race, Cruz had far surpassed most expectations in 2016, particularly in fundraising, as he tapped both big donors and an army of small ones as he became one of the race’s best-financed candidates. His constellation of super PACs raised the second most to Jeb Bush among Republicans last year. And ahead of super Tuesday, his campaign bragged about more than 200,000 volunteers nationwide.

For a 45-year-old only halfway through his first term in the Senate, those could be the building blocks of the future, especially for a Republican Party that, until 2016 at least, had long rewarded candidates seasoned by previous losing campaigns.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/ted-cruz-drops-out-of-presidential-race-222763


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 03, 2016, 10:04:44 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feySY2ybztQ

 ;D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 03, 2016, 10:26:48 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i34YDSKRUsc

an honest man.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 04, 2016, 05:29:33 pm
wooops  :D

Exclusive: President Fox Apologizes, Invites Trump to Mexico

During an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, former Mexican President Vicente Fox apologized Wednesday for the vulgar language he has used regarding GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposal to build a wall along the southern border and invited the likely Republican nominee to Mexico to see the border from the other side.

Earlier this year, Fox said that he would not pay for Trump’s “f*cking wall,” and called Trump ““Ignorant … crazy … egocentric … nasty … [a] false prophet.” Trump then called on Fox to apologize

On Wednesday, he did so — in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News — and added that he wanted Trump to come to Mexico to see the border from the other side.

“I apologize. Forgiveness is one of the greatest qualities that human beings have, is the quality of a compassionate leader. You have to be humble. You have to be compassionate. You have to love thy neighbor,” Fox explained to Breitbart News while sitting in the hotel of the J.W. Marriott in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday afternoon.

“Love your nation. Love the world,” he added. “Yes, I’m humble enough as leadership be, [a] compassionate leader. If I offended you, I’m sorry. But what about the other way around?”

“I don’t think he should follow the strategy of attacking others, offending others, to get to his purpose. There are other ways and means of doing it,” Fox stressed, adding, “I invite him to come to Mexico and to see what Mexico is all about.”

Fox stressed the important trade ties the two countries have, noting that the U.S. benefits from Mexican labor and has much larger trade deficits with other countries.

He urged Trump to be more responsible, and suggested that he could help: “I can convince him to think intelligently” about trade and other issues, he explained.

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/05/04/president-fox-apologizes-invites-trump-mexico/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 04, 2016, 08:44:58 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ444y_b0Vg


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on May 04, 2016, 08:51:23 pm
Quote
Out Of Time And Near The Breaking Point, Ted Cruz Resorts To Personal Attacks On Trump

That's too rich... NowTheEndBegins is reporting on the last, desperate attempts by Cruz, saying he "resorted to personal attacks", but never mentioned all of the stuff that Trump has done to everyone else from the beginning: the continued "Lyin' Ted" stuff, the Zodiac Killer nonsense, the Cruz/Oswald stuff, basically saying Ted Cruz's wife is ugly, etc. (all of which would qualify as "personal attacks"); calling Ben Carson a pathological child molester, calling Carly Fiorina ugly, calling Marco Rubio "little" and "lightweight", calling Rand Paul a "spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain", etc.

But NowTheEndBegins isn't biased or anything like that...  ::) They're just like Breitbart and Drudge Report: sold out to Donald Trump.

How he's the nominee I have no idea, and why conservative sites like Breitbart and Christian sites like NowTheEndBegins support him I have no idea: he's neither conservative nor Christian. I honestly think it has a lot to do with the whole "Infowars Alex Jones" stuff.

Honest question to all of you: Now that Ted Cruz has dropped out of the race, were Utah, Colorado, or any state that Ted Cruz won still rigged? Or was that an overreaction? If they can supposedly rig entire elections, why is Trump the GOP nominee? I thought they hated him? Couldn't they have just faked the election results to hand the nomination to Jeb from the beginning? Also, why was it only rigged when Cruz won, but not when Trump won?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 04, 2016, 10:43:34 pm
That's too rich... NowTheEndBegins is reporting on the last, desperate attempts by Cruz, saying he "resorted to personal attacks", but never mentioned all of the stuff that Trump has done to everyone else from the beginning: the continued "Lyin' Ted" stuff, the Zodiac Killer nonsense, the Cruz/Oswald stuff, basically saying Ted Cruz's wife is ugly, etc. (all of which would qualify as "personal attacks"); calling Ben Carson a pathological child molester, calling Carly Fiorina ugly, calling Marco Rubio "little" and "lightweight", calling Rand Paul a "spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain", etc.

But NowTheEndBegins isn't biased or anything like that...  ::) They're just like Breitbart and Drudge Report: sold out to Donald Trump.

How he's the nominee I have no idea, and why conservative sites like Breitbart and Christian sites like NowTheEndBegins support him I have no idea: he's neither conservative nor Christian. I honestly think it has a lot to do with the whole "Infowars Alex Jones" stuff.

Honest question to all of you: Now that Ted Cruz has dropped out of the race, were Utah, Colorado, or any state that Ted Cruz won still rigged? Or was that an overreaction? If they can supposedly rig entire elections, why is Trump the GOP nominee? I thought they hated him? Couldn't they have just faked the election results to hand the nomination to Jeb from the beginning? Also, why was it only rigged when Cruz won, but not when Trump won?

Geoffrey Grider of Now the End Begins believes there's NINE dispensations in the bible - the guy is a HyperDispensationalist HERETIC!

2 Timothy 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


Honestly, I don't think Grider even believes the rapture is soon around the corner either, seeing he's putting a lot of faith in Trump turning around this country.

2 Peter 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.


And it seems like EVERY media outlet is on the Trump bandwagon now - conservative, liberal, independent, or whatever - even good, independent news sites like End of the American Dream is on the Trump bandwagon. Make no mistake - Trump has been a lifelong celebrity - I actually find it quite shocking that people "hate him", and think he'll be this country's "next savior". This is all manufactured.

And to answer your last question - I believe everything on the world stage is rigged and scripted - I'm not saying this with 100% fact, but from what I've personally OBSERVED et al (whether politics, sports, finance, entertainment, or whatever). IOW, it's all nothing but a big show put on by TPTB, and they pull it off by making everything look REAL. (ie, black magic)

Rev 18:22  And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Rev 18:23  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

Like I said, I'm not saying it with 100% fact (but it's what I believe through observations et al) - nonetheless ultimately, if you're saved, you're in the protective hands of Jesus Christ (John 10:27-29), if you're not, you're in the hands of antichrist (1 John 4:3). And pretty much those active on the world stage are doing Satan's bidding.

Luke 4:5  And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Luk 4:6  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Luk 4:7  If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 04, 2016, 10:49:44 pm
Geoffrey Grider of Now the End Begins believes there's NINE dispensations in the bible - the guy is a HyperDispensationalist HERETIC!

Do you have a link for that?

2 Timothy 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


Honestly, I don't think Grider even believes the rapture is soon around the corner either, seeing he's putting a lot of faith in Trump turning around this country.

Do you read his stuff? Hes always talking about how close the Rapture is. I will admit hes a little Trump happy.

2 Peter 3:3  Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
2Pe 3:4  And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.


And it seems like EVERY media outlet is on the Trump bandwagon now - conservative, liberal, independent, or whatever - even good, independent news sites like End of the American Dream is on the Trump bandwagon. Make no mistake - Trump has been a lifelong celebrity - I actually find it quite shocking that people "hate him", and think he'll be this country's "next savior". This is all manufactured.

And to answer your last question - I believe everything on the world stage is rigged and scripted - I'm not saying this with 100% fact, but from what I've personally OBSERVED et al (whether politics, sports, finance, entertainment, or whatever). IOW, it's all nothing but a big show put on by TPTB, and they pull it off by making everything look REAL. (ie, black magic)

Rev 18:22  And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Rev 18:23  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

Like I said, I'm not saying it with 100% fact (but it's what I believe through observations et al) - nonetheless ultimately, if you're saved, you're in the protective hands of Jesus Christ (John 10:27-29), if you're not, you're in the hands of antichrist (1 John 4:3). And pretty much those active on the world stage are doing Satan's bidding.

Luke 4:5  And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Luk 4:6  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Luk 4:7  If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.




Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 04, 2016, 11:18:42 pm
FWIW, I'm good friends with Jim Beckwith on YT (his channel is this very name - he has a lot of good videos explaining the rapture via scripture, among other apologetic topics) - he listens to Grider, and told me Grider admitted this on his radio show.

As for Grider saying he anticipates the rapture - this is just me, and I'm NOT trying to point fingers at anyone or anything - but if anyone like Grider comes out and openly says he anticipates the rapture, but en yet he has his other foot set on the world system (acts like Trump will turn around this country). Sounds like he's serving 2 masters, and sounds like his heart is with this world.

Like I said, this is just me.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 04, 2016, 11:21:58 pm
FWIW, I'm good friends with Jim Beckwith on YT (his channel is this very name - he has a lot of good videos explaining the rapture via scripture, among other apologetic topics) - he listens to Grider, and told me Grider admitted this on his radio show.

As for Grider saying he anticipates the rapture - this is just me, and I'm NOT trying to point fingers at anyone or anything - but if anyone like Grider comes out and openly says he anticipates the rapture, but en yet he has his other foot set on the world system (acts like Trump will turn around this country). Sounds like he's serving 2 masters, and sounds like his heart is with this world.

Like I said, this is just me.

How many dispensations are there?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 04, 2016, 11:27:42 pm
Geoffrey Grider of Now the End Begins believes there's NINE dispensations in the bible - the guy is a HyperDispensationalist HERETIC!



Are you sure you mean HyperDispensationalist? Or do you mean something else?

http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/beware_of_hyper_dispensatinalism.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 04, 2016, 11:41:19 pm
I believe there's 7 dispensations (Bryan D and others have gone over this) - I'm very weak in this area, but this is my understanding.

As for what HyperDispensationalist (I will get to the link later) - pretty much what it is is cutting up the bible, and acting like even some of the NT is (somehow) not for us. For example, HyperDs believe Matthew - John are OT books, and somehow 1st Peter - Revelation are for the Jews in the ToJT period as well.

There's just so many INCREDIBLY flaws with this - the book of John stresses how "Ye must be born again..." in it, which is the biggest focus of the gospel. The book of Revelation is NOT JUST the ToJT period, but Rev 2-3 deals with the 7 churches during this 2000 year church age of grace we're living in. And Peter said this in 2nd Peter...

2 Peter 3:15  And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
2Pe 3:16  As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.


Yes, what is written in the Peters is the same thing written in Paul's epistles. It's quite clear here. And for that matter too, ditto the 1/2/3 Johns.

2 John 1:5  And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
2Jn 1:6  And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.


The book of Jude starts with this...

Jude 1:3  Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Jud 1:4  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

This same exhortation/warning is also given in Paul's epistles.

2 Timothy 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Ti 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

And in the 4 gospels as well...

Matthew 24:11  And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12  And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Also - Hebrews and James are NOT different dispensation periods either. They were written to the early Jewish Christians, b/c they were making a transition from their OT law ordinances et al.

Hebrews 13:7  Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Heb 13:8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Heb 13:9  Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

James 3:5  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
Jas 3:6  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 05, 2016, 12:40:57 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDJ2MfUTexw


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 05, 2016, 10:36:10 am
These key Republican figures say they are voting for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump
http://www.vox.com/2016/5/4/11590356/stop-donald-trump-republicans-vote-hillary-clinton

Updated by Tara Golshan on May 4, 2016, 12:00 p.m. ET

As Donald Trump all but solidified his Republican presidential nomination in Indiana Tuesday, the #NeverTrump movement was forced to come to terms with a harsh reality: that Democrat Hillary Clinton may be the only way to stop Trump.

Since the chair of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, called Trump the "presumptive GOP nominee," some key Republican figures have made it clear they are not voting for Trump — ever.

Among others, Republican Sen. John McCain's top aide, Mark Salter, told MSNBC that Clinton is "the more conservative choice and the least reckless one," taking to Twitter to make his allegiances more clear:


Tony Fratto, the deputy press secretary under former President George W. Bush, tweeted that he too was "never ever ever ever ever" going to vote for Trump:


RedState blog's editor Ben Howe tweeted, "I am no longer a Republican," clarifying whom he would be voting for in November:


And Philip Klein, the managing editor of the conservative newspaper the Washington Examiner, said he had "officially de-registered" from the Republican Party.


Priebus, on CNN's New Day, said he knows it "will take some time" until the Republican Party will be able to rally around Trump.

But early polling in late February from Rasmussen Reports found that 60 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Trump if he were the nominee. In April, Washington Post/ABC polls found 56 percent of Republicans supported Trump.

So when Trump says he is unifying the Republican Party, he is not too far off the mark: most Republicans say they could vote for Trump, and, more so, most Republicans really dislike Clinton.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 06, 2016, 02:52:49 pm
http://www.vox.com/2016/5/6/11606706/russell-moore-evangelicals-trump
5/6/16
Southern Baptist leader: opposing Trump puts you “on the right side of Jesus”

A top Southern Baptist leader has a warning for white evangelical Christians: If you want to "be on the right side of Jesus," you need to stand up to Donald Trump.

Russell Moore heads the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the largest, typically quite conservative American Protestant denomination. In a scathing op-ed in the New York Times, Moore argues that for white evangelicals, the 2016 election is a moment of truth:

A white American Christian who disregards nativist language is in for a shock. The man on the throne in heaven is a dark-skinned, Aramaic-speaking "foreigner" who is probably not all that impressed by chants of "Make America great again."

Moore likens Trump's candidacy to the civil rights movement — a test that many white Baptist churches in the South failed when they defended white supremacy rather than standing by black churches. He argues that it's also in evangelicals' interest to stand up to Trump, because the future of evangelical Christianity lies with the people Trump picks on, including immigrants:

Majorities come and majorities go. And sometimes a silent majority is too silent for its own good… The question is whether evangelicals will be on the right side of Jesus. That will mean standing up for the church’s future leaders, and for our mission, especially when they are politically powerless.

Moore has a lot of minds to change. White evangelical Christians typically support Republican candidates by huge margins: In 2012, Romney captured 79 percent of their vote.

Trump, so far, isn't leading with anything like those numbers, but he still has a huge advantage. The latest Reuters poll found that white Christians who describe themselves as born-again prefer Trump over Clinton, 48 percent to 29 percent, and that Trump has an even wider advantage among white Baptists who go to church at least weekly.

And when it comes to standing up to Trump, churchgoing white evangelicals might be more likely to simply sit on their hands: The closest competitor to Trump wasn't Clinton, but not voting at all.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 06, 2016, 09:41:07 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/president-elect-or-not-trump-is-going-to-trial-003511101.html
5/7/16
President-elect or not, Trump is going to trial this year in Trump U fraud case

A federal judge in San Diego set the stage on Friday for what could be one of the strangest presidential transitions in history: He ordered that Donald Trump must go to trial starting Nov. 28 in a civil case in which he is accused of defrauding students who attended Trump University.

“No doubt this will be a challenge … we’re in unchartered waters,” said Daniel Petrocelli, Trump’s lead lawyer in the case, when asked later how his client — if elected in November — would be able to balance preparing to take over the presidency with taking the witness stand in a trial that could run almost until the eve of the following January’s inauguration.

But Petrocelli said Trump was fully prepared to testify and would even attend “most, if not all” of the trial in order to vindicate himself. “His preference would be to be here for the entirety of the trial,” Petrocelli said. “He believes this case is unwarranted and he wants to defend himself fully.”

The ruling today by U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel, during a pretrial conference on the six-year-old lawsuit, actually represented a small victory for Trump. The lawyers for the plaintiffs, arguing that “justice delayed is justice denied,” had asked for a trial to start as early as this summer — immediately after the Republican convention in Cleveland. “There are people who are still paying off their debts for the money they paid to Trump University,” said Jason Forge, a lead lawyer for the plaintiffs suing Trump.

Petrocelli, for his part, pushed back, contending that a trial over Trump University would end up becoming a media spectacle that would amount to an “unwarranted intrusion” on the November elections. He had asked that Curiel put the whole matter off until next February, after the inauguration, arguing that Trump, if elected, would be working “around the clock” during the transition to form a Cabinet. He acknowledged to Curiel that he was “fully aware” that a President Trump would not be able to postpone the case indefinitely, consistent with the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that President Bill Clinton was not immune to a civil suit by Paula Jones, alleging sexual harassment.

Curiel decided to split the difference: In an effort to “accommodate” Trump’s political campaign, he agreed to put the trial off until after the election — but scheduled it right afterward, rather than “waiting for [a] President Trump to begin his first term,” thereby “placing him a situation where, as a sitting president, he is taking up time as leader of the free world” to sit through trial. (Anticipating difficulty in finding unbiased jurors, the judge said he may want to start jury selection even earlier than Nov. 28.)

But Trump may still find his legal troubles impinging on his campaign;  he is facing a separate trial in New York state courts  in a civil fraud suit, also stemming from the ill-fated Trump University, brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. (No trial date has been set on that case yet, but a spokesman for Schneiderman told Yahoo News that his office believes it could begin as early as this fall.)

The hearing today is the latest development in a case that has already erupted as a campaign issue and has threatened to shine a spotlight on Trump’s business practices — including his penchant for making hyperbolic claims to consumers — at the very moment he is trying to persuade voters he can deliver on his campaign pledges to end illegal immigration, destroy the Islamic State and balance the federal budget without touching entitlements like Social Security and Medicare.

The core case revolves around the operations of a school Trump launched in 2005 with a promotional YouTube video and ads that proclaimed, “I can turn anyone into a successful real estate investor, including you,” “Are you My Next Apprentice?” and “Learn from my handpicked experts how you can profit from the largest real estate liquidation in history.”

In fact, Trump University was never an accredited educational institution, and he was later forced by state attorneys general to change its name to the “Trump Entrepreneurial Initiative.” The plaintiffs, former students at Trump University, allege that Trump used “misleading, fraudulent and predatory practices,” conning them into maxing out their credit cards and in some cases paying more than $35,000 in fees for seminars and “mentoring” by Trump’s “handpicked” real estate experts. The lawsuit against the school, which is no longer in business, alleges that the seminars were little more than an “infomercial” and that the Trump mentors offered “no practical advice” and “mostly disappeared.”

One key issue in the case has been Trump’s boasts that the “courses” and “mentoring” would be conducted by the “best of the best” — real estate experts he personally chose. During a deposition last December, Forge hammered away at Trump on the issue, showing the businessman a photo lineup and playing videos of some of the instructors and asking him if he could identify any of them. Trump could not, at first saying it was “too many years” ago for him to recognize them and then finally admitting he didn’t actually know any of them. “I looked at résumés and things, but I didn’t pick the speakers,” Trump said at one point.

Trump’s lawyers have adamantly denied the charges and insisted that most students who took the courses were satisfied. On the campaign trial, Trump has vowed to never settle the case, claiming it was brought by a “sleazebag law firm” — a reference to Forge’s firm, Robbins Geller — and confidently predicted, “I will win the case at the end.” He has even criticized Judge Curiel, claiming he was biased against him because of his Hispanic origin. “If I didn’t have a hostile judge in California, this case would have ended years ago,” he said during a campaign rally in Arkansas last Feb. 26. (Trump had even suggested he might move for Curiel’s recusal, based on his Hispanic origin, but Petrocelli told reporters today he had no plans to file such a motion.)

The case has already eaten up Trump’s time on the campaign trail, forcing him to sit for two contentious last December and January in which he was grilled by Forge, prompting him to complaint at one point about “harassment” by the lawyer and to shoot back at another point, “Let’s just go to court and get this case — I’m dying to go to court in this case.”

It looks like he might be getting his wish.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 07, 2016, 02:10:12 pm
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mitt-romney-met-privately-with-william-kristol-who-is-leading-the-effort-to-draft-an-independent-candidate/ar-BBsJyu7?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=HPCDHP
Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent candidate
5/6/16

In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate.

William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with the 2012 nominee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer.

“He came pretty close to being elected president, so I thought he may consider doing it, especially since he has been very forthright in explaining why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should not be president of the United States,” Kristol said in a phone interview Friday, during which he confirmed that he and Romney had a “little meeting in Washington.”

But knowing Romney’s reluctance, Kristol told Romney that if he remains unwilling to run, many top conservatives would appreciate having the former Massachusetts governor’s support for an independent candidate, should Kristol and other right-leaning figures enlist a willing contender.
 
“Obviously, if there were to be an independent candidacy, Romney’s support would be very important,” Kristol said. “I wanted to get his wisdom on whether it was more or less doable than I thought.”

“It was not like, ‘You should do it.’ I wouldn’t presume he’d do it. But I’m hoping that he begins to think about it a little more,” Kristol said. “His name is one of the names that is part of the discussion.”

William Kristol, the longtime editor of The Weekly Standard, is leading an effort to draft an independent candidate for this year's presidential race.© Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images William Kristol, the longtime editor of The Weekly Standard, is leading an effort to draft an independent candidate for this year's presidential race.

The closed-door huddle was held at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Washington, which is just blocks from the White House. It was requested by Kristol, according to a person close to Romney who requested anonymity to discuss the session. Kristol said the conversation was held over glasses of water.

Kristol has been working informally for weeks to seek out a prominent political or military figure who could be drafted into the general-election contest, such as retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, who recently declined such overtures.

Later Thursday, both Kristol and Romney attended an awards gala for American Friends of The Hebrew University, an area group that supports the Jerusalem-based school.

At the dinner, when asked in front of the attendees about possibly running as an independent this year, Romney said he was not interested.

“No, I’m certainly going to be hoping that we find someone who I have my confidence in who becomes nominee. I don’t intend on supporting either of the major-party candidates at this point,” Romney said, according to the Washington Examiner.

But, Romney added, “I am dismayed at where we are now, I wish we had better choices, and I keep hoping that somehow things will get better, and I just don’t see an easy answer from where we are.”

A Romney spokesperson was not available for comment Friday evening.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Christian40 on May 08, 2016, 12:29:17 am
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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 08, 2016, 09:59:43 pm
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/gop-trump-clinton-matchup-nightmare-choice-38963927
For Some Republicans, Trump-Clinton Matchup Is 'Nightmare'
By nicholas riccardi, associated press

 ·OREM, Utah — May 8, 2016, 8:21 PM ET

As the setting sun's light flooded a meeting of Utah County Republicans, Melanie Sorensen described her concerns about her party's presumptive presidential nominee.

First, she spoke about Donald Trump's suggestion that he may violate party orthodoxy and back a minimum wage increase. Then, she addressed his tendency to take different sides of the same issue. Then, the image he projects to the world.

"I'm certainly a 'Never Hillary' person but I may also be a 'Never Trump' person," said Sorensen, 42, a homemaker who spends countless hours volunteering for the GOP. "It's a nightmare. I'm living in a nightmare."

Voters in this slice of deeply conservative Utah are experiencing an acute version of the political panic attack that's gripped much of the GOP since Trump's remaining rivals dropped out last week.

Utah County, 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, was never going to support Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. It's home to Brigham Young University, and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney won 88 percent of its voters against President Barack Obama. But it's also the conservative heart of Utah, whose voters were among the most resistant to Trump in the nominating contest.

The billionaire won only 14 percent of the votes at the Republican caucuses in March. Trump's boastful, populist approach offends many in a deeply religious state that values humility, personal ethics and traditional conservative values. "What's more important to us is the life led, the character of the candidate for office," said Robert Craig, 55, a businessman and another member of the Utah County party's executive committee.

The way Utah's Republicans grapple with Trump's nomination may say a lot about his viability in November. No presidential nominee in recent decades has won the White House without overwhelming support from voters of his own party — typically 90 percent of them or more — but the GOP is badly splintered over Trump.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., set off a firestorm last week when he said Trump had not yet earned his endorsement. The last two GOP presidents — George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush — said they wouldn't attend the party's July convention where Trump awaits the nomination.

Some Utah Republicans are grudgingly lining up behind Trump. U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, who called Trump "our Mussolini" in March, now calls for party unity. "While Mr. Trump wasn't my first choice, we must move forward and unite to defeat Hillary Clinton," he said.

K.C. Bezant contemplated what to do as he hurried back from his lunch break to the furniture store in the University Mall where he works. "Not a big fan," he said of Trump. Bezant voted for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the caucuses. Another salesman, David Bauer, 69, met Bezant as he walked in.

"Are you going to vote for Trump?" Bezant asked Bauer, who had also supported Cruz in the caucuses.

"Yeah," Bauer answered. "I don't like Hillary. I'll vote for him. Not voting is just putting another vote in Hillary's back pocket."

"Yeah," Bezant said. "I'll do it."

Not everyone in the store was as sanguine.

Tammy Pawlowski, 58, was horrified when Trump said this year that he never had asked God for forgiveness. She's Mormon, "and repentance is a big thing for us," Pawlowski said. "We have to be accountable to somebody — we need to be accountable to God for what we do and to people. If you're not going to be accountable to anyone, then you don't care about anyone but yourself."

Pawlowski said she might actually end up voting for Clinton: "I would actually pick her over Trump."

In more than two dozen interviews of Republicans in Orem, Pawlowski was the only one who said she might vote for Clinton. But some were seeking third-party escape hatches from what they considered to be an impossible choice. "I keep hoping for a do-over," said Amy Gertsch, 40, a professional pet blogger who preferred Sen. Rand Paul, an early dropout.

At the county GOP meeting, between the Pledge of Allegiance and a discussion of local races, executive committee members were trying to find a reason to support their party's nominee. "What could help Donald Trump move more people in the Republican Party to his side is to pick a vice president, and have more people around him, who are conservative," said Joe Phelon, 44. Heads nodded approvingly, and an excited murmur rippled through the room when someone mentioned a rumor that Trump would select U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 attack against Americans in Benghazi, Libya, as his attorney general.

"We're waiting to see what Mr. Trump would do," said Ben Summerhalder, 63. "If we were voting today I'd have to hold my nose — he's boorish, he's not a conservative."

Some are more open to Trump. The billionaire was software developer Lowell Nelson's third choice out of the 17 Republicans who competed for the nomination, and Nelson backed Cruz in the caucuses. But now Trump will get his vote.

"He has stood firm against the trade deals and on immigration," Nelson said. "Anything to get the establishment, the neoconservatives, angry, I'm OK with that."

But even in this group of loyal, hard-core Republicans, some thought they wouldn't vote for the nominee.

"A 'no' vote," said Anna Standage, 49, "is still a vote."


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 08, 2016, 10:08:02 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-taxes-wealthy-133248024.html
Trump says he's open to raising taxes on wealthy Americans
5/8/16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday he was open to raising taxes on the rich, backing off his prior proposal to reduce taxes on all Americans and breaking with one of his party’s core policies dating back to the 1990s.

“I am willing to pay more, and you know what, the wealthy are willing to pay more,” Trump told ABC’s “This Week.”

After effectively sealing the Republican nomination last week for the Nov. 8 presidential election, Trump has used speeches and interviews to offer more details on his policy positions.

The billionaire real estate tycoon has said he would like to see an increase in the minimum wage, although he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday he would prefer to see states take the lead on that front instead of the federal government.

“I don’t know how people make it on $7.25 an hour,” Trump said of the current federal minimum wage. “I would like to see an increase of some magnitude. But I’d rather leave it to the states. Let the states decide.”

Trump’s call for higher taxes on the wealthy is a break with Republican presidential nominees who have staunchly opposed tax hikes for almost three decades. Higher taxes have been anathema to many in the party since former President George H.W. Bush infuriated fellow Republicans by abandoning a pledge not to raise taxes and agreeing to an increase as part of a 1990 budget deal.

Democrats, including presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, have pressed for increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans for years.

Trump released a tax proposal last September that included broad tax breaks for businesses and households. He proposed reducing the highest income tax rate to 25 percent from the current 39.6 percent rate.

Pressed on the contradiction between his latest comments on taxes and the September tax plan, Trump said he viewed his original proposal as “a concept” and that he expected it would be changed following negotiations with Congress.

“By the time it gets negotiated, it’s going to be a different plan,” Trump told ABC. He emphasized in separate interviews with ABC and NBC’s “Meet the Press” that his priorities were lowering taxes on the middle class and businesses.

“The middle class has to be protected,” Trump told NBC. The rich are “probably going to end up paying more,” he said.

Clinton’s campaign staff said Trump’s comments were an effort to pander to voters beyond those who supported him in the primary elections and that he had no intention of raising taxes for wealthy people.

“Don’t believe Donald Trump’s weak attempts at a general election ‘makeover’ for even a second,” Christina Reynolds, a Clinton campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement. “Trump’s economic plans take direct aim at working Americans - his proposal to cut trillions in taxes for the top one percent would almost certainly come at the expense of working and middle class families.”

DEEP DIVIDE

Republicans remain deeply divided over Trump’s candidacy, although he has pledged to try to unite the party ahead of its convention in July. Prominent party leaders such as Paul Ryan, the top elected U.S. Republican, have distanced themselves from Trump over his proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.

Ryan, who has been a leading voice for the Republican Party on budget issues for years and is the House of Representatives speaker, has proposed a series of budgets that would cut taxes across the board.

Trump has also called for new tariffs on Chinese and Mexican imports to the United States, a position at odds with views on trade held by Ryan and many other pro-business Republicans.

Ryan, who will preside over the July 18-21 convention in Cleveland where the party will formally nominate its candidate, said last week he hoped to eventually support Trump. But he added: “I’m just not there right now.”

Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona also is undecided about Trump. Flake said he wanted to see Trump revise some of his positions, including the proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States.

“He’s got to soften his position there,” Flake said.

Underscoring the party’s divisions, Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and a Trump supporter, criticized Ryan for failing to endorse Trump. The conservative populist firebrand said she would work to defeat Ryan in his Aug. 9 primary race against a conservative businessman.

Clinton said she hoped to take advantage of Republican reticence over Trump to draw the support of party defectors.

“I am asking people to come join this campaign,” the former secretary of state told CBS. “And I’ve had a lot of outreach from Republicans in the last days who say that they are interested in talking about that.”

(Additional reporting by Dustin Volz in Washington and Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Paul Simao and Peter Cooney)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 09, 2016, 02:15:33 pm
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/05/09/3776512/donald-trump-russell-moore-biblical-smackdown/
Now Trump Is Just Openly Attacking The Religious Right
5/9/16

Businessman and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is now openly attacking leaders of the Religious Right who are critical of him, using Twitter to blast the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s political arm as “a nasty guy with no heart.”

On Monday morning, Trump published a tweet labeling Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, as “a terrible representative of Evangelicals.” Moore is an established leader of the Religious Right and has traditionally voiced support for Republican candidates, but has been unusually critical of Trump, who he sees as unrepresentative of evangelical Christian values.

Moore fired back with a pair of tweets an hour later, first by mocking one of Trump’s catch-phrases and then by citing 1 Kings 18:17-19 — a passage from the Bible in which the prophet Elijah accuses a king of “abandon[ing] the Lord’s commands.”

Trump’s back-and-forth with Moore appears to be triggered by remarks the pastor made while being interviewed on “Face the Nation” on CBS over the weekend. Asked to comment on Trump’s rise, Moore railed against the GOP frontrunner, calling him “reality television moral sewage.” Moore then conflated Trump with Democratic party frontrunner Hillary Clinton, accusing both of being morally destitute.

“What we have in the Donald Trump phenomenon as well as in the Hillary Clinton phenomenon is an embrace of the very kind of moral and cultural decadence that conservatives have been saying for a long time is the problem," Moore said. “[I disagree with] conservatives who were saying in the previous Clinton era that character matters, and rightly so, who now are not willing to say anything when we have this sort of reality television moral sewage coming through all over our culture.”

The social media spat marks the first time Trump has assailed Moore directly, but the pastor has levied criticism at the business mogul for months. Moore has written a series of op-eds in both the Washington Post and the New York Times — two in each publication — decrying Trump as the enemy of evangelical Christians, saying he is against “everything they believe.” He also tweeted several scathing criticisms of The Donald while he delivered a speech in January at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school.

Moore isn’t alone. Although Trump — who has been unable to name his favorite Bible verse and who says he doesn’t ask God for forgiveness because he doesn’t believe he’s done anything wrong — enjoys support from evangelicals who attend church infrequently and a smattering of prosperity gospel preachers, a growing number of evangelical and conservative Christian leaders are speaking out against his candidacy. In February, the Christian Post — and evangelical publication — took a position on a candidate for the first time in their history by publishing an impassioned take-down of Trump. And last week, at least one Liberty University board member resigned in protest after the school’s president endorsed Trump.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 09, 2016, 06:44:47 pm
Rapper Azealia Banks Endorses Trump – Says Hillary Talks to Black People “Like We’re Pets”
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/05/rapper-azealia-banks-endorses-trump-says-hillary-talks-black-people-like-pets/


Lady that is how all Democrats see the Black People.
http://blackgenocide.org/home.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 09, 2016, 06:47:01 pm
Wealthy Cruz and Bush Donors Dump Millions Into Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Ahh, the true conservative Cruz supporters.  :P

That didn’t take long.

Cruz donor James Simons, who donated over a million dollars to Ted’s failed campaign, has begun pouring millions into Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Bush family donors are also donating to Hillary Clinton – the only establishment candidate left in the race.
The Observer reported:

Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign. For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capital—also owned by Mr. Simons—has given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to increase as Ms. Clinton slowly transitions her attention from Democratic Primary opponent Bernie Sanders to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Mr. Simons isn’t the only wealthy donor making the move. A number of deep-pocketed elite have given up trying to buy off Republican politicians in order to support Ms. Clinton—the only establishment-friendly candidate of either party remaining in the race. In response, the Clinton campaign has assembled a group dubbed “Republicans for Hillary” to reach wealthy GOP donors. Ms Clinton not only shares over 60 of the same donors with the former Republican candidate Jeb Bush but is also making new efforts to court additional Bush family donors, according to a recent Politico report.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/05/wealthy-cruz-bush-donors-dump-millions-hillarys-campaign/

of course the Bush's support Hillary.  ::)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 09, 2016, 07:08:55 pm
Am I really living in the Twilight Zone here? Seriously...


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 09, 2016, 07:25:27 pm
20 Percent of Born Again Christians Will Not Vote in November Election, Poll Finds

.... A Reuters poll found that 20 percent of “born again Christians” said they wouldn’t vote now that the election looks to be between Clinton and Trump.  More than half of voters said they would cast their vote not to support their candidate but instead to oppose the other.....

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/20-percent-of-born-again-christians-say-they-will-not-vote-in-november-election.html



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 09, 2016, 10:00:15 pm
20 Percent of Born Again Christians Will Not Vote in November Election, Poll Finds

.... A Reuters poll found that 20 percent of “born again Christians” said they wouldn’t vote now that the election looks to be between Clinton and Trump.  More than half of voters said they would cast their vote not to support their candidate but instead to oppose the other.....

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/20-percent-of-born-again-christians-say-they-will-not-vote-in-november-election.html



And these same "evangelicals" ended up holding their noses to vote for Romney and McCain - all of this is by design. Not surprising at all.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 11, 2016, 02:45:37 pm
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/newt-gingrich-tops-trump-vp/2016/05/10/id/728194/
Newt Gingrich Tops Trump's VP List
5/10/16

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is now the leading candidate to be tapped by Donald Trump as his running mate, a close confidante of Trump tells Newsmax.

 On Tuesday, Trump told the AP that he has whittled down his choices to 5 or 6 names.

 "I have a list of people that I would like," Trump revealed in his interview Tuesday.

 But the name that keeps cropping up as his favorite is Gingrich, a Trump confidante tells Newsmax.

 Trump has tapped former presidential contender Ben Carson to help pick his running mate.  Carson said Tuesday that he is stepping down from that post to focus on the Thursday meeting between Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump also announced this week that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will head his transition team.

 Trump is said to favor Gingrich for several reasons.

 First, Trump recognizes he is a Washington neophyte and sees in Gingrich someone who can school him in the legislative process and “make nice” with Capitol Hill.

 Trump admitted to the AP he wants a running mate who can help him "with legislation, getting things through."

 As Speaker, Gingrich successfully got Bill Clinton to sign legislation abolishing welfare, while agreeing to budget constraints that led to the first balanced budgets in a generation.

 Trump has other reasons he is leaning toward Gingrich. He is said to personally like him. Rubio, Newsmax reported, has already been eliminated though he lobbied through surrogates for the job. Rubio has denied doing so.

 Trump also finds Ohio Gov. John Kasich “kind of quirky” and not someone he resonates with, the confidante said.

 Trump is apparently discarding the traditional approach of picking a running mate to provide geographic or ideological balance to his ticket. Instead he wants someone he “can live with for eight years,” the Trump source said.

 This concept of a “simpatico ticket,” while rare, occurred when then-Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas turned to then-Sen. Al Gore of nearby Tennessee to run with him in his successful 1992 bid for president.

 Though Gingrich did not endorse Trump, the Fox News commentator was an early defender of Trump in the GOP primary.

 In addition, they pointed out, Gingrich helped organize a key meeting of Washington insiders for Trump that included former House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bob Livingston, R.-LA, and Heritage Foundation President and former Sen. Jim DeMint, R.-S.C.

 “Donald values loyalty,” the source said, and Gingrich has been loyal.

 Trump told the AP that he also is looking for a candidate who has held office and been under the public microscope.

 "For the most part, they've been vetted over the last 20 years," he explained to the AP.

 Gingrich has had such vetting, and survived a bitter, though unsuccessful run for president in 2012 against Mitt Romney.

 Gingrich is also considered one of the best communicators in the party, and Trump is placing great emphasis on who can go toe-to-toe against Hillary Clinton’s running mate in upcoming debates.

 Trump’s camp also is also said to be worried that his move to the center, already underway, may alienate conservative voters.

 Gingrich remains a popular “Reaganite” – and could re-assure these voters if Trump takes positions not in line with party orthodoxy, the source said.

 Newsmax queried Gingrich if he has been in discussions with the Trump campaign about the VP slot.

 He offered a terse email reply: "No."



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 11, 2016, 08:55:04 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB3QVQF7aOs


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 14, 2016, 02:02:27 am
Top Leftist Website Calls on Hillary Clinton to Concede Primary Race to Crazy Bernie Sanders

The top leftist website called Friday for Hillary Clinton to concede her primary race to Bernie Sanders before she is indicted.
The Huffington Post reported:

Millions of Democrats are voting for a presidential candidate linked to an FBI criminal investigation. These voters either don’t know there’s been a year-long FBI investigation of Clinton’s emails, don’t care, or would vote for Clinton even she faced Espionage Act indictments. Potentially our next Commander in Chief will be interviewed by the FBI soon, as will her top aides. This state of affairs would never take place in any other leading democracy, but American politics is unique.

Bernie Sanders has political momentum, grass roots support throughout the nation, and defeats Donald Trump by a wider margin than Clinton. Sanders has surged to within several points nationally of Clinton, despite being over 50 points down not long ago. In contrast, Clinton lost astronomical leads to both Obama and Sanders, and doesn’t keep polling leads. Furthermore, Trump won’t watch his tone about emails, and every other scandal associated with both Clintons. The pedestrian polling lead Hillary Clinton currently holds over Donald Trump isn’t set in stone; Trump is already ahead of Clinton in a recent poll.

Don’t be certain Trump can’t defeat Clinton in a general election, even if the FBI doesn’t recommend indictments. Once he pivots towards being a semi-normal human being, and distances himself from the bigoted stances he utilized to gain power within the GOP, Clinton would face a more “likable” Trump. In a battle of two individuals with negative favorability ratings, the person who might have jeopardized national security with a private server could easily lose.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/05/top-leftist-website-calls-hillary-clinton-concede-primary-race-crazy-bernie-sanders/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 15, 2016, 04:46:18 am
Welcome to a Bernie Sanders Wiccan ritual

Attending a rally for Bernie Sanders usually involves long lines and security screenings, but that wasn’t the case at an intimate, informal event Friday evening supporting the Vermont senator’s presidential campaign in a park here.

Instead of metal detectors, entrance required burning ceremonial sweetgrass.

Participants were “smudged,” meaning the smoke from the sweetgrass was wafted over them before they could enter the sacred circle and begin a Wiccan ritual to support Sanders ahead of Oregon’s primary on Tuesday.

“Welcome to the ‘Feeling the Bern ritual,’” Leigha Lafleur, 41, told the gathering  as she prepared to lead them in the “amplification of positive energy of Bernie Sanders and the progressive movement.”

There are lots of ways to support a political candidate, from making phone calls to donating money. Some turn to prayer, Christian or otherwise. Add Wiccan rituals to the list.

Lafleur, a patent agent, has already hosted “Beanies for Bernie” knitting parties and helped out at the senator’s rallies. But she had never performed a Wiccan ritual for Sanders before, and if it was going to happen somewhere, it would be here in Portland, a place she described as a much more welcoming community than where she grew up in Michigan.

She advertised the event on a Sanders volunteer website, calling on Wiccans, pagans, goddess worshipers, atheists or anyone who is spiritually open-minded to “engage with a community of like minded individuals.” Participants were asked to bring a canned good for the Oregon Food Bank.

The event caught the eye of a handful of reporters, as well as a man who said he runs a YouTube channel called Laughing at Liberals. In the end, observers were almost as numerous as participants, who included a 24-year-old mother who does Tarot readings and brought her toddler, a 43-year-old researcher, a 53-year-old semi-retired chef and a 36-year-old food service employee with his dog.

They gathered around a small rug with four candles, flowers and an imitation ballot box adorned with Bernie stickers. Each person was handed a replica ballot and took turns declaring what they would like to see changed — ending private prisons, bringing back Glass-Steagal financial regulations, labeling genetically modified foods and increasing access to college. A reporter for a local alternative weekly who participated in the ritual asked for more transparent public records laws.

Lafleur reminded participants to stay engaged in local politics, not just the presidential race.

“We can’t just be putting all our energy into Bernie, and when the election cycle is over, then what?” she said.

Then they circled the candles together, chanting “be the Bern, be the Bern, be the Bern," a campaign slogan.

When they were finished, they passed around cherries and ginger lemonade.

“Anyone who wants more cherries is free to have them,” Lafleur said, and the ritual was over.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-sanders-prayer-circle-20160514-snap-story.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 15, 2016, 04:48:46 pm
This proves all the Trump violence came from the demonic libs

‘We Need a Medic!’: Cops Descend on Nevada Dem Convention as Chaos Erupts Between Clinton, Sanders Supporters

Clinton and Sanders supporters were gathered under one roof Saturday for the Nevada Democratic convention in Las Vegas. But as voices rose and tempers flared, it quickly became clear to all attending that the party was anything but united.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Bernie Sanders supporters were angry over a voice vote that employed a set of temporary convention rules as the permanent rules. They were also outraged by the count of delegates attending the convention, which they believed positioned Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton at an advantage.

The proportion of Clinton-to-Sanders supporters in attendance ended up being 1,695 to 1,662.

Though Sanders won an unexpected delegate victory in last month’s county conventions, Clinton, who won the Nevada state primary back in February, enjoyed another win Saturday.

Sanders supporters in attendance Saturday demanded a recount, claiming that a number of their delegates were not represented at the convention.

Political outcomes aside, Saturday’s convention was anything but a success for either party, according to attendees. Many convention goers filmed the chaos as police officers patrolled the ballroom of the Paris Hotel and threatened arrests.

An attendee named Anie H. posted a YouTube video of event as a voiced blared over the loud speaker, asking people to leave the hotel or risk arrest.

“They are literally going to force us to leave the room,” Anie said as Las Vegas Metropolitan police entered from the back of the ballroom and moved to the front.

In the video, people can be seen yelling and waving their fists and signs in the air.

“This is getting creepy and weird and … wow,” she said. “So much for unity,” she said, as a man can be heard yelling, “Sit down!”

https://youtu.be/4A0JCISzhjw

Another video shows a man lying on the floor near the front of the ballroom.

“Stay back,” a person yelled.

“We need a medic in the front! We need a medic in the front!” a woman shouted.

https://youtu.be/H9yNZbNqraE

Anie H. posted another clip, which appears to have been taken on a cell phone.

“They’re threatening us with arrest if we do not leave the convention site right now,” she says.

https://youtu.be/4A0JCISzhjw

“Bernie or bust!” a man shouted over the loud speaker.

“Everybody please leave out of here peacefully,” a man announced to attendees. “And I promise you, we will pursue any and all remedies available under the law. Please leave!”

Some listened and filed out of the room, while others just walked around.

“Shame on you Nevada Republican — oops — Democratic party,” Anie said.

One attendee tweeted a photo showing the police lining the front of the ballroom, referring to the officers as “brown shirts.”

The Sun reported that there was “palpable tension” among convention goers Saturday.

“I think this was of course the fault of the party,” Sanders supporter Angie Morelli told the paper. “We would’ve been able to do more democratic things, but the way they decided to do it messed us up.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/05/15/we-need-a-medic-violence-erupts-between-clinton-and-sanders-supporters-at-nv-democratic-convention/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 16, 2016, 09:51:30 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yoc4bJ_9-wE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKDdgLHBdYM


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 17, 2016, 12:25:17 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_JEjkTzowU


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 18, 2016, 12:24:34 am
Donald Trump calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' and says 'she's got as much Indian blood as me'

 :D :D

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has continued his feud with Democrat Elizabeth Warren, calling her 'Pocahontas' in an attack on what he says is her false Native American ancestry.

The GOP candidate has been embroiled in a war of words with the Massachusetts senator over the past few weeks, since she was tipped to be under consideration for Democrat hopeful Hillary Clinton's VP spot.

Trump has lashed out as Warren's heritage on repeated occasions, finally referring to her as Pocahontas in an interview with the New York Times when asked about his Twitter war with the senator.

"You mean Pocahontas?" Trump asked, adding: "I think it's wonderful because the Indians can now partake in the future of the country. She's got about as much Indian blood as I have. Her whole life was based on a fraud. She got into Harvard and all that because she said she was a minority."

Warren reportedly listed herself as a minority during her time at university, and has been extensively criticised over her ancestry by Trump, who has also referred to her as 'goofy' in a series of tweets.

In 2012, it was established by 'exhaustive research' that the senator was 1/32 Cherokee, the New York Times reported, which would allow her tribal citizenship.

Warren has hit back at Trump's previous remarks, labelling the presidential hopeful 'reckless' and adding: "can't talk about Wall St, college costs or min wage, so he spent all day belching insults. Pathetic. Really pathetic."

However, Warren has not responded to Trump's latest jibe, which, much like his previous attacks on President Barack Obama in 2012, question heritage.

Trump repeatedly insisted the president had not been born in the US and was not a 'real' US citizen – an allegation he has levelled at Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, this year – and kept asking for a copy of his birth certificate.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/donald-trump-calls-elizabeth-warren-pocahontas-says-shes-got-much-indian-blood-me-1560502


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on May 18, 2016, 06:09:40 am
If you left personal attacks out of it and kept it on-topic, conservatives will always beat liberals in a debate about issues. Always.

Why doesn't Trump do that? Probably because he doesn't really know the issues that well and he's not a conservative. ;)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 25, 2016, 10:22:57 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/glenn-beck-on-radio-show-calls-for-assassination-of-donald-trump/

Glenn Beck & Author On Radio Show Call For The Assassination Of Donald Trump By A ‘Patriot’

Appearing on Beck’s radio program this morning, Thor said: "I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office, because you won’t be able to do it through Congress. " Beck responded, “I would agree with you on that.”

5/25/16

Talk radio host Glenn Beck and best-selling author Brad Thor believe the only way to get a President Trump out of office is for a “patriot” to apparently kill him

EDITOR’S NOTE: Glenn Beck is officially and categorically either demon possessed or clinically insane. On his radio show, he and Thor fantasized and war-gamed how Donald Trump might be ‘stopped’ once he became president. Obviously what they were doing was planting the idea of this heinous act into the minds of his listeners in hopes that one of them will carry it out. Donald Trump needs to file an IMMEDIATE restraining order against Glenn Beck, to prevent ALL contact either visual, verbal, or actual.

Appearing on Beck’s radio program this morning, Thor said:

I am about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.

With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitution-mandated authority as president, I should say.

If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office, because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.

Beck responded, “I would agree with you on that.”

Glenn Beck, you are one DEMENTED individual, seriously. Talk about a ‘fall from grace’, you went from highly respected with a huge following to rubbing your face in a bowl of Cheetos and calling for the assassination of the most popular GOP candidate since Reagan.

HERE IS THE ENTIRE CLIP FROM BECK’S SHOW TODAY:

Here it the full clip of Glenn Beck and Brad Thor calling for the destruction of Donald J. Trump by any means possible, including assassination.

Here is a sound nugget from this show:  To Donald Trump supporters “I say shame on you and to Hell with everyone of you Republicans”.

This is the interview that Beck says “this conversation is jam-packed with fascinating, inspiring and frightening language.”

Well, at least he was right about one thing, anyway…

Back in March on his radio program, Glenn Beck  fantasized about ‘stabbing Trump’ if he ever got the chance to do so:

During a monologue Friday about Donald Trump’s Thursday night debate performance, radio host Glenn Beck said that if he “had a knife, the stabbing just wouldn’t stop.”Beck’s co-host, Stu Burguiere, told The Daily Caller Friday — after this article’s publication — that, despite the appearance of a threat against Trump, Beck was instead playfully threatening to murder his own co-host. Beck began the segment by stating his amazement at how conservatives across the country aren’t up in arms over Trump’s debate behavior. Beck went on: “If I was close enough and had a knife, the stabbing just wouldn’t stop.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 26, 2016, 01:56:33 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dqsl9-q1Ew


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 26, 2016, 01:58:35 pm
If you left personal attacks out of it and kept it on-topic, conservatives will always beat liberals in a debate about issues. Always.

Why doesn't Trump do that? Probably because he doesn't really know the issues that well and he's not a conservative. ;)

I fully support any and all attacks of any kind on Elizabeth "im a native american" Warren. She is a proven liar and fraud. She cheated out many real native americans in her scam to lie about who she is.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on May 31, 2016, 09:36:12 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfuSgRiWK2Y


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on May 31, 2016, 01:05:15 pm
SiriusXM Announces Suspension of Glenn Beck over Brad Thor Interview Comments - Breitbart
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SiriusXM hosts Stephen K. Bannon and David Webb announced on Breitbart News Daily that SiriusXM has suspended Glenn Beck and Webb will temporarily take over Beck’s 9AM to noon Eastern time slot on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125.

SiriusXM issued the following statement:

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    SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone. For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.

The suspension is in response to the interview Beck did with fiction author Brad Thor last Wednesday, in which Thor likened the GOP’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump to a South American-style dictator who would cause an “extinction-level event” for the country if elected. Thor then declared that in such a case, Congress would not be able to remove Trump from office by “legal means” through impeachment, so Thor asked “what patriot will step up and do that” if Trump oversteps his Constitutional restraints. Beck agreed with Thor’s assessment.

Here is the exchange:

    THOR: He is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could ring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.

    With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.

    If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.

    BECK: I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about and we’ve been talking about this off-air for a while. I think the voices like ours go away. I don’t think we are allowed – especially if things, and I believe the economy is going to go to crap, even if Jesus was in office. It’s going to naturally reset. It has to.

Read the rest of the exchange here.

After receiving criticism for these comments from people who believed Thor and Beck were suggesting or at least implying assassination, Beck offered a lengthy defense of his statements. You can read the full transcript of his defense here.

Listen to Bannon and Webb’s announcement of the suspension below:

http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/05/31/siriusxm-announces-suspension-glenn-beck-brad-thor-interview-comments/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 02, 2016, 01:53:55 pm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/conservative-christians-share-communion-with-trump/2016/06/01/a4ced936-280d-11e6-ae4a-3cdd5fe74204_story.html
Is the GOP losing its religion?
6/1/16

In American politics, where has God gone?

Of course this is an inadequate way of posing the question. God is always present for believers, even if the political workings of the divine can be hard to discern. And religious people continue to occupy points all along the spectrum. Just ask Hillary Clinton about her Methodism.

But especially among Republicans, religious issues have taken a back seat in the party’s discourse and religious leaders are playing a diminished role in the 2016 campaign.

This was not how things started. Many had the remarkable experience during the primaries of hearing Ted Cruz declare to his followers: “Awaken the body of Christ that we might pull back from the abyss.” You can’t get much more religious than that.

But Cruz failed to awaken and unite religious conservatives, a reason that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee. The split this year among conservative evangelical Christians was profound.

On the one side were those, mainly Cruz supporters, still voting on abortion, same-sex marriage and other moral issues. On the other were those among the faithful so angry about the direction of the country and what they saw as the marginalization of conservative Christianity in public life that they opted for the strongman who could push back hard against their enemies.

Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, spoke for the second group. “Most Americans know we are in a mess,” Jeffress declared, “and as they look at Donald Trump, they believe he is the one leader who can reverse the downward death spiral of this nation we love so dearly.”

Jeffress reflects a profound pessimism among conservative Christians that contrasts sharply with the movement’s hopeful spirit in its Reagan Era heyday.

The current gloom grows out of an implicit awareness of the reality shrewdly captured in the forthcoming book “The End of White Christian America ” by my friend and colleague Robert Jones. Although conservative Christianity will remain important, the sheer force of demography means it will never again enjoy the public influence it once had.

And in imagining that Trump will somehow reverse the trend, Christian conservatives are taking a big risk. As he has on so much else, Trump has been entirely opportunistic in his approach to religion. By some measures, he’s running the most secular Republican campaign since the 1970s.

In the early primaries, particularly in Iowa and the South, Trump tried hard to identify with a constituency he knew would be key to his success. “I love the evangelicals,” Trump said. “Why do they love me? You’ll have to ask them — but they do.”

His efforts were often awkward. He mangled references to the Bible, referred to communion as “my little cracker” and once momentarily mistook the communion plate when it came around for the donation plate. But none of this seemed to matter.

He also was far-sighted. Long ago, he put some money where his political needs would be. As Betsy Woodruff reported last year for the Daily Beast, the Donald J. Trump Foundation contributed $100,000 in 2012 to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and in 2013 gave $10,000 each to the Family Leader, an influential Iowa evangelical group, and to Samaritan’s Purse.

Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, said nice things about Trump early on. But he took Trump to task in April when the candidate distanced himself from North Carolina’s law barring transgender people from using bathrooms that corresponded to their gender identity. Characteristically, Trump quickly walked the statement back and proclaimed himself a states’ rights advocate on the question.

Nonetheless, his initial signal on the North Carolina law marked a new phase in the campaign. As voting moved to Northeastern states with fewer evangelicals, Trump spoke much less about religion and his evangelical love affair. Among his winks to social moderates: praise for Planned Parenthood for having done “very good work for many, many — for millions of women.”

Trump’s comments on immigrants, political correctness and Muslims suggest he is far more anti-multicultural than he is pro-religion. He talks more about symbols and public icons than about faith or morals. “If I become president, we’re gonna be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ at every store,” he said last October. “The ‘Happy Holiday’ you can leave over there at the corner.”

It’s an empty promise, since no president could force “every store” in America to give a Christian greeting. But the fact that he chose to make the media-driven Christmas wars a centerpiece of his argument to Christians shows that his real engagement is with identity politics, not religion.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 02, 2016, 06:14:52 pm
Bill Kristol Pushing David French (!) for President?

The neverending nightmare that is the presidential race for 2016 just got loonier.

Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and well-known TV pundit, has been desperately casting about for someone -- anyone -- to run as a third-party candidate to keep Donald Trump from the White House. He banked on Romney, who promptly crapped out. He evidently put out feelers to another prominent anti-Trumper, Senator Ben Sasse, who politely declined. Is Kristol surprised no GOP politician wants to commit political suicide by electing Hillary Clinton?

Principled as he believes this effort to be (Kristol seeing Trump as a cross between the devil and a Gorgon), his worry has become a case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. And it's getting harder to justify under any circumstances.

Bloomberg News is reporting that the man that Kristol believes would make a better president than Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is National Review writer and prominent GOP lawyer David French.

David French?

Don't get me wrong. French is a great writer and has a fine legal mind. He's a go-to guy when an important SCOTUS case comes down and you want all that legalese boiled down to the essentials.

But for all his gifts, French has no more the skill set to be president than a less than one-term Illinois senator who was elected in 2008. The fact that he's evidently a nice guy, polite, listens to people, and is a practical conservative hardly matters when you're across the table from Vladimir Putin.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/05/31/kristol-pushing-david-french-for-president/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxPzszdkAKo

Gets even better  :D ;D :D

Poor Frenchie=> Renegade Party Candidate Distraught After Paul Ryan Endorses Trump

On Tuesday May 3rd, Donald Trump won the Republican nomination for president when Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race after the Indiana primary.

On Thursday May 5th, Paul Ryan told reporters he was not yet ready to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.

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Paul Ryan ✔ @PRyan
I'll be voting for @realDonaldTrump this fall. I'm confident he will help turn the House GOP's agenda into laws. http://www.gazettextra.com/20160602/paul_ryan_says_he_will_vote_for_donald_trump …
3:05 PM - 2 Jun 2016

Poor Frenchie…
This didn’t sit well with Renegade Party candidate David French.
The Bill Kristol third party expected candidate lashed out at the Republican party after Ryan’s endorsement.


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David French @DavidAFrench
The leaders of the party that ended slavery now endorse a man who bullies women, lies habitually, and incites violence. My heart breaks.
4:41 PM - 2 Jun 2016

You just said you would vote for him if he won the nominee!!  :D WHAT A MAROON

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/renegade-party-candidate-david-french-distraught-paul-ryan-endorses-trump/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Kh7nLplWo


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 06, 2016, 06:19:19 pm
BUSTED! Recruitment Method of Trump Protesters Uncovered!

The violent rioting that is escalating at every Trump campaign rally across the country is not just local people who are against Donald Trump.   Authorities have become aware that many protesters are traveling from one rally to the next, state to state.   They are being paid very well to do so, plus benefits.

Screenshots of printed ads from Craigslist can be seen below.   The ad reads: “We will pay $15.00 an hour plus travel (including room and board), clothing, flags, signs, etc. for individuals willing to disrupt Trump rallies throughout the US.”   The ad is dated June 3, 2016.

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http://dennismichaellynch.com/busted-recruitment-method-of-trump-protesters-uncovered/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 06, 2016, 11:17:57 pm
Sanders camp condemns ‘rush to judgment’ on Clinton nomination

Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Monday evening condemned the media for its “rush to judgment” in declaring Hillary Clinton the Democratic presidential nominee, saying superdelegates should not be automatically counted.

“It is unfortunate that the media, in a rush to judgment, are ignoring the Democratic National Committee’s clear statement that it is wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually vote at the convention this summer,” Sanders’ spokesman Michael Briggs said.

Story Continued Below

The statement came after The Associated Press declared that Clinton had secured enough support to cross the threshold of 2,383 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.

Sanders has been adamant in recent days that he is ready to fight all the way to the Democratic National Convention in July, and that he will try to flip superdelegates to clinch the nomination.

However, the delegate math makes Sanders’ path to the nomination all but impossible.

Neither Clinton nor Sanders will likely be able to officially win the nomination without any superdelegate support, but Sanders faces a near-impossible task to overtake Clinton among pledged delegates.

He would need to win roughly two-thirds of the pledged delegates between Tuesday’s contests and next week’s primary in the District of Columbia — a massive jump from the roughly 46 percent of pledged delegates he’s won thus far — to pass Clinton.

Clinton expressed restraint on Monday night as she tries to rack up enough votes to secure symbolic victories on Tuesday night.

“We’re flattered, @AP, but we've got primaries to win. CA, MT, NM, ND, NJ, SD, vote tomorrow!” Clinton tweeted.

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook also offered words of caution. “This is an important milestone, but there are six states that are voting Tuesday, with millions of people heading to the polls, and Hillary Clinton is working to earn every vote. We look forward to Tuesday night, when Hillary Clinton will clinch not only a win in the popular vote, but also the majority of pledged delegates,” Mook said in a statement.

And Briggs was adamant that the fight is not over.

“Our job from now until the convention is to convince those superdelegates that Bernie is by far the strongest candidate against Donald Trump,” he said in the statement.
THE POLITICO CAUCUS


http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/sanders-clinton-nomination-223976


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 07, 2016, 04:22:15 am
AP count: Clinton has delegates to win Democratic nomination


Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.   

http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/4c9c850385c84b12ad5b85fda49743f9/after-weekend-wins-clinton-cusp-democratic-nomination


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 07, 2016, 05:20:03 pm
Donald Trump Is Correct To Hit ‘La Raza’ Judge For Latino Identity Politics

“This is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made. I think it’s inexcusable.”
Those words were spoken by Newt Gingrich – a man believed to be on Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential shortlist – during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

What mistake had the presumptive Republican nominee made that he earned the rebuke of an ally?

Trump had questioned the impartiality of a federal judge.

The controversy erupted when Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Gonzalo Curiel – the judge in the Trump University class action lawsuit – might not give him a fair shake because of the judge’s connection to Mexican political activism. After critics bemoaned such an accusation as racism, Trump doubled down on “Face the Nation.”

“[Judge Curiel] is a member of a club or society, very strongly pro-Mexican, which is all fine,” Trump told CBS’s John Dickerson. “But I say he’s got bias.” The club Trump was referring to was La Raza Lawyers; an organization with the stated mission “to promote the interests of the Latino communities throughout the state.”

Translated, “la raza” means “the race.” Imagine the outcry if white attorneys from Mississippi, such as this author, started a a legal association called “The Race” with the stated mission to promote the interest of white, Southern communities. Hollywood stars and entertainers, such as Bryan Adams, would boycott the state in perpetuity.

Trump’s suggestion that a Hispanic judge may treat him unfairly because of Trump’s border security proposals, such as the wall, challenges the claim that liberal judges engaged in identity politics are never biased against non-liberals. And while Democrats were enraged by Trump’s challenge, Trump struck fear into the hearts of establishment Republicans not accustomed to challenging the politically correct code to which they have previously surrendered.

Hillary Clinton immediately launched a political advertisement. The ad claimed that Trump’s questioning of Judge Curiel’s impartiality was “the definition of racism.” It also incorporated the growing list of Republicans condemning Trump’s Curiel criticism.

“I don’t condone the comments,” Sen. Bob Corker, another potential Trump VP, said on ABC’s “This Week,” adding Trump is “going to have to change.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that he hoped Trump “will change direction” in dealing with Latinos.

But what exactly had Trump done wrong? How was it unreasonable to suggest that a judge belonging to a group pledging to advance Latino interests might be biased against the man who wants to build the wall that hinders the interests of Latino politicians?

Had we not just witnessed Latinos in San Jose throw eggs and sucker punches at Trump supporters, and wave the Mexican flag? Had not McConnell himself, by hoping Trump would change his standard rhetoric, conceded that liberal Latinos – of which Curiel belongs – viewed Trump’s proposals with animus?

If one listened to Hillary and her cabal of Republicans, Trump is a modern day version of Orval Faubus – the Arkansas governor who resisted court ordered integration of schools. But that conclusion is based on left-wing fan fiction that holds any time a white male questions a protected minority the motivation must be rooted in discriminatory animus.

Judge Curiel’s integrity is not being questioned by Trump just because of his Hispanic heritage. Trump is merely asserting that a person’s heritage does not foreclose a proper inquiry into their political activism and potential biases; he is suggesting that Curiel – a man who supports awarding an illegal alien a scholarship – might not view favorably a man who wants to deport the said scholarship recipient.

Recusal is a common theme when pro-choice advocates run up against pro-life judges. Recently, some scholars wanted Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from McCullen v. Coakley; a case concerning abortion clinic buffer zones. But such requests are rarely viewed in a negative light.

The fact is seeking recusal – even if just discussing it – is a great way to preserve the integrity of the bench. Federal judges are appointed for life, unelected, and reviewed by other unelected judges. It is why Thomas Jefferson warned the federal bench could easily become a “despotism of an oligarchy.”

So why blast Trump for his Jeffersonian view of the judiciary? Democrats know Hillary is in trouble. They know the economic outlook is bleak and for almost 8 years the party has had no answers. It is why Hillary is making much ado about nothing and, frankly, the voters don’t care about the judicial politics of one class action lawsuit.

But this debate is not just about Trump or Trump University; it is about a politically correct double standard that permits liberals to use the faith of pro-life judges to boot them from a case, but calls questioning the ethnicity based activism of a liberal judge racism. And this is a concept the voters understand.

Liberals made Trump’s comments about race because they know a reasonable person might conclude Curiel’s activism creates the appearance of impropriety. The sad thing is Republicans, much like a battered spouse, are so accustomed to the politically correct abuse they accept it as the new normal.

By validating Hillary’s race card, Republican leaders have exhibited one of the worst examples of Stockholm syndrome. And when the dust settles, Newt will see that he and his fellow Republicans are the ones who made the “inexcusable” mistake.

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/06/trumps-questioning-federal-judge-not-racist/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 07, 2016, 05:50:01 pm
Megyn Kelly Omits Key Portion of Brad Thor Audio to Defend Glenn Beck

While interviewing Glenn Beck about his suspension from SiriusXM, Fox News host Megyn Kelly omitted a crucial sentence in the audio of Beck’s interview with the author Brad Thor that led to the suspension.

SiriusXM suspended Beck last week over comments he made during an interview with Thor that the satellite radio company said “may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against” the Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

On her Fox News show Monday night, Kelly played the audio of the Thor interview for Beck, but omitted Thor’s opening sentence which provided important context showing that the author recognized the danger and gravity of his words.

Below is a transcript of the remarks that led to Beck’s suspension. The bolded section is the sentence omitted by Kelly:

BRAD THOR: He is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could bring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer. With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his – his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president. If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.

GLENN BECK: I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about — we’ve been talking about this off-air for a while, I think the voices like ours go away.

Thor’s statement that he was “about to suggest something very bad” shows that this wasn’t typical speculation.

Kelly played the audio and displayed an on-screen graphic of the transcript – which makes her omission of the bolded opening sentence all the more glaring.

She then framed her follow-up question as more of a statement that cleared Beck of the charge that led to his suspension.

“Then in the wake of that, Glenn, you went on vacation, and SiriusXM suspend the show for a week, right? And what – you say that this is all a misunderstanding. Brad Thor was not – it was saying what patriot will step up if Trump oversteps his mandate as president. It wasn’t a death threat, which is how many people took it,” Kelly stated. (A quick survey of the coverage of Beck’s suspension finds no major news outlet describing this exchange as a “death threat.”)

Beck agreed with Kelly, noting that he was not contacted by Secret Service or law enforcement over these comments.

“Megyn, you’ve known me for a long time,” Beck said. “Have you ever heard any conservative that’s talked more about Gandhi and Martin Luther King and peace and love and no violence as the answer? Have you heard anyone say more about that than me in the last six years?”

“And in your defense, even your response to Brad did not express some, what are you — you know–” Kelly interjected.

Beck then restated his claim that Thor’s comments actually evoked for him an image of Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” rather than an allusion to the assassination of Trump, who Beck has repeatedly compared to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

However, despite his claim that his discussion with Thor was not about assassination, Beck offered Kelly this hypothetical: “Let’s take Donald Trump out of this and let’s make it Barack Obama. If Barack Obama — many conservatives had this very conversation, ‘Glenn,’ — and I always thought it was crazy – ‘Glenn, what if he suspended the next election and stayed in?’”

Kelly finished his thought by adding, “The question is who will hold him accountable.”

But then just to clarify, Kelly said to Beck, “But just for the record, and you’ve talked to Brad as well, neither one of you was suggesting that there should be an assassination or an attempt on Donald Trump’s life because people don’t want to hear – even people who hate Trump — don’t want to hear that, and I know you don’t want to hear that.”

Beck replied, “I don’t want to hear that, and that’s why for six years I’ve been saying violence is coming on the streets. The violence will be there because anger is going to be — I actually expect it on the left, and I’ve been saying to people for the longest time Martin Luther King was right, no violence. To expect that I had somebody on my show that I wouldn’t call on the carpet or that I would agree with a theory like that is absolutely nuts.”

Kelly agreed with him, adding, “In my own experience, you have a history of standing up for the weak and condemning that kind of thing.”

Kelly’s approach to this issue is in marked contrast to her colleague Bill O’Reilly, who criticized Thor’s comments because such rhetoric “incites violence in the minds of some crazy people.”

O’Reilly, who wrote a bestselling book called Killing Reagan about the mentally unstable John Hinckley’s attempted assassination of President Reagan, said, “That incites violence in the minds of some crazy people. Believe me, I know about it, Killing Reagan with Hinckley. I know how these people get incited. And you have got to be very careful.”

Fox News did not respond to a request for comment on the reason for Kelly’s omission of Thor’s opening sentence.

Watch the full segment of Kelly’s interview with Beck above.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/06/07/megyn-kelly-omits-key-brad-thor-audio-to-defend-glenn-beck/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 08, 2016, 11:37:40 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKTdsPqqAag


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 10, 2016, 07:05:27 pm
DEMOCRATS ARE BUILDING A WALL TO KEEP OUT AMERICAN CITIZENS AT 2016 DNC CONVENTION

Security at the Sports Complex during the Democratic National Convention next month will include “no-scale fencing” to enclose the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!, the Secret Service special agent in charge said in an interview Thursday.

WELLS FARGO CENTER, XFINITY LIVE! TO BE INSIDE DNC SECURITY PERIMETER

EDITOR’S NOTE: When Donald Trump said that as president he would build a wall to keep out illegal aliens, the liberal Democrats went crazy. So how ironic is it that now, while preparing for their convention in Philadelphia, they have decided to build a wall to keep out…other Americans.

Security at the Sports Complex during the Democratic National Convention next month will include “no-scale fencing” to enclose the Wells Fargo Center and Xfinity Live!, the Secret Service special agent in charge said in an interview Thursday.

But exact boundaries of the security perimeter around the sports arena, where the convention will take place July 25-28, are not yet finalized, Special Agent James Henry told NBC10.com.

“WE’RE NOT QUITE THERE TO TALK ABOUT THE PERIMETER YET,” HENRY SAID. “WE’RE PROBABLY A COUPLE WEEKS AWAY FROM FINALIZING THAT. BUT EXPECT SOME CLOSURES.”

For the second time in less than a year, Philadelphia is playing host to an event that brings with it the designation of National Special Security Event (NSSE). Last year’s papal visit was hailed a success in the days and weeks after Pope Francis came to the city for a historic weekend. But it caused months of angst leading up to the event. Much of the unease settled around what became the planned shutdown of Center City to vehicle traffic.

Henry cautioned that the DNC is very different from the papal visit last September.

“This is not the papal visit. This is much smaller in scope and much smaller in scale. So the security footprint is going to be much smaller,” Henry said. “The impacts are really minimal. We’re fortunate the sports complex is more isolated, certainly than the papal visit in Center City.”

He noted that parts of South Broad Street, Pattison Avenue, and North 11th Street surrounding the Sports Complex will be intermittently closed during the DNC, and that ramps to and from Interstate 95 may close for short periods of time as well.

Planning for the DNC began shortly after Pope Francis left town, he said.

More than 20 subcommittees are examining, among other things, infrastructure, transportation, security, and crowd management, and involve dozens of government agencies.

Henry, who was the Secret Service’s second-in-command for the papal visit, said he could not speculate about the size of protests in the area surrounding the Wells Fargo Center.

FDR Park, which is across South Broad Street from the arena, has been designated a protest zone by the city. Pro-Bernie Sanders protesters have secured permits to demonstrate from Sunday through Thursday of the DNC week. In applying for those permits, protest organizers estimated up to 30,000 people could take part.

“We don’t generally give estimates or speculate on how many people are going to show up for a particular protest. That’s not what we do,” Henry said.

FDR Park will be outside of the security perimeter, Henry said, but he added that without going into specifics yet “the perimeter will not be any bigger than it needs to be.”

“It’s still in a little bit of flux,” he said. “Not unlike the papal visit, the perimeter was in a state of flux for, really, up until a couple weeks, if not even closer, to the event, before it was firmed up.” source

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/democrats-building-wall-keep-american-citizens-2016-dnc-convention/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 14, 2016, 01:51:43 am
Make no mistake...this is only going to paint more sympathetic light on the sodomy agenda...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-embraces-gays-gives-202629519.html
Donald Trump Embraces Gays and Gives Muslims the Middle Finger in Speech on Orlando
6/13/16

Donald Trump charged into a muscular defense of his proposed immigration policy — including barring non-U.S. Muslims from entering the country — in a speech that quickly shifted from tones of mourning for the victims of Sunday's Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting to an indictment of Islamic terrorism and his likely opponent in November, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

"If we don't get tough and if we don't get smart and fast, we're not going to have our country anymore. There will be nothing, absolutely nothing left," Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee said. "We have no choice."

Trump began his remarks at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire with a softer tone, calling the carnage at the Pulse club "a very dark moment in America's history" and requesting a moment of silence for the victims.

In a prepared speech off which he riffed rather than read, Trump also sought to position himself — versus Clinton — as the greatest defender of gays and lesbians, as he had, to much scorn given his track record, as the stronger champion of women.

"A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub, not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation," Trump said.

"It's a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. it's an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want and express their identity. It's an attack on the right of every single American to live in peace and safety in their own country."

A hard line: He started tweeting shortly after news of the slayings broke — and came under fire for taking an "I-told-you-so" approach to the tragedy.

His moderate tone Monday lasted just minutes before he tore deeply into current immigration and anti-terror policy, and assailed a potential Clinton administration as a political correctness-fueled disaster for national security.

"We have a dysfunctional immigration system," Trump insisted. "What I want is common sense. I want a mainstream immigration policy that promotes American values."

Having denounced "radical Islam" as a font of anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American hatred, Trump demanded to know why Clinton would support what he called a torrent of immigration by people who espouse such views.

"Who is really the friend of women and the LGBT community? Donald Trump with actions, or Hillary Clinton with her words?" Trump asked, saying he believed the former would be proven LGBT Americans' best ally — "big league."

During one of his repeated sallies against Clinton and her party, Trump remarked:

"The burden is on Hillary Clinton to tell us why she believes immigration from these dangerous countries should be increased without any effective system to really to screen. We are not screening people... The burden is on Hillary Clinton to tell us why we should admit anyone into our country who supports violence of any kind against gay and lesbian Americans. the burden is on Hillary Clinton to tell us how she will pay for it."

Speaking earlier in Ohio, Clinton called the aftermath of the Pulse murders no time for politics.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 14, 2016, 09:23:06 am
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283330-former-gop-senator-endorses-clinton-after-orlando-shooting
June 13, 2016, 05:43 pm
Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting

A former Republican senator is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president after the mass shooting in Orlando, citing her support for gun control.

Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-S.D.) called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban Monday in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

“I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am,” said Pressler, who spoke with The Hill on Monday after endorsing Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, in a statement issued over the weekend.

“This morning, I woke up and told my wife, ‘Did I really do that?’ ” he said. "But I did.

“If someone had told me 10 years ago I would do this, I wouldn’t have believed them."

Pressler, a moderate Republican who served three terms in the Senate before losing his seat to Democrat Tim Johnson in 1997, said he believes voting for Clinton is the “responsible thing to do.”

He said he feels disenfranchised by Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, and modern-day congressional Republicans who have opposed efforts to expand background checks for gun sales.

“We need to go the route of more gun control as a result of Orlando and all the other shootings that have occurred,” Pressler said. “But it’s almost as though Republicans are saying gun control shouldn’t be part of the conversation at all."

But gun control isn’t the only reason why Pressler is ready to join “Republicans for Clinton” — he’s also concerned about Trump’s rhetoric on Muslims.

“This election is starting to sound like the German elections in [the late 1920s],” Pressler said. “This is a very dangerous national conversation we’re slipping into.”

Pressler, a Mormon Sunday school teacher, said he understands all too well the dangers of singling out a particular religious group.

In 1838, Missouri Gov. Lilburn Boggs ordered Mormons to be killed, which forced many to leave the state before eventually resettling in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Trump makes “Mormons very nervous,” Pressler said.

"Mormons are the only religious group besides the Jews who have been ordered by the government to be extinguished, killed,” he said.

“The worst thing is for Republicans to be silent,” Pressler added. “A lot of Republicans are just saying, ‘I’ll sit it out, I won’t vote.’ Or, ‘I’ll vote for a third-party candidate.’ But if they don’t vote, they are giving more power to dark forces.”



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 14, 2016, 10:14:43 pm
Saudi Arabia Has Funded 20% Of Hillary's Presidential Campaign, Saudi Crown Prince Claims

READ THAT AGAIN!

In what may be the pinnacle of hypocrisy, moments ago Hillary Clinton, while speaking live on national security and addressing the Orlando shooting took some time from her constant bashing of the Second Amendment and calling for a ban on assault rifles, to say some less than kind words about Saudi Arabia whom it accused of supporting radical organizations. This is what she said:

    The third area that demands attention is preventing radicalization and countering efforts by ISIS and other international terrorist networks to recruit in the United States and Europe. For starters, it is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism. We also have to use all our capabilities to counter jihadist propaganda online. This is something that I spend a lot of time on at the State Department.

There is nothing wrong with that statement, as it is the whole truth - Saudi Arabia's involvement in supporting terrorism stretches from Sept 11 all the way through to ISIS - however, where there  is a big, and potentially law-breaking,  problem is what Jordan's official news agency, Petra News Agency, reported on Sunday citing the Saudi crown price, namely that Saudi Arabia is a major funder of Hillary Clinton’s campaign to become the next president of the United States.

As MEE notes, the Petra News Agency published on Sunday what it described as exclusive comments from Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman which included a claim that Riyadh has provided 20 percent of the total funding to the prospective Democratic candidate's campaign.

The report was later deleted and the news agency has not responded to requests for comment from Middle East Eye. However, the deletion took place too late, as the Washington-based Institute for Gulf Affairs managed to capture the report and has re-published the original Arabic Petra report, which quoted Prince Mohammed as having said Saudi Arabia had provided with “full enthusiasm” an undisclosed amount of money to Clinton.

The pdf of the report is shown below:

Below is a screenshot of the English report published, and then quickly deleted, by the Petra News Agency:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-13/saudi-arabia-has-funded-20-hillarys-presidential-campaign-saudi-crown-prince-claims


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 16, 2016, 04:43:07 am
Secret Conservative Dinner Held to Plan Resurgence of Cruz’s Presidential Prospects

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a former contender for the Republican presidential nomination, attended a dinner with more than 20 leading conservatives to flesh out his comeback as a movement standard-bearer in the order of Ronald Reagan.

The dinner, reported by The Hill, was held at the Virginia home of conservative activist Brent Bozell, founder of the Media Research Center, and was intended to discuss the future of the senator’s political career.

Many at the dinner equated Cruz’s position in the Republican Party to that of Reagan, who lost his initial bid for the Republican nomination in 1976 but soared to the top in 1980. Similarly, many conservative figures see an encouraging opportunity for Cruz in 2020.

One of the specific purposes of the meeting was to determine how best to position Cruz for a future presidential campaign and how best to steer the conservative movement from his seat in the Senate chambers.

Dining with Cruz and his chief of staff Paul Teller were some of the senior-most leaders of the conservative movement.

After a long-suffering campaign, Cruz ceded the primary contest to now-presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. The Texas lawmaker has not yet endorsed the billionaire businessman, but has pledged to use his leverage at the GOP Convention in July to ensure “Judeo-Christian principles” remain on the party’s platform.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/15/secret-conservative-dinner-held-to-plan-resurgence-of-cruzs-presidential-prospects/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 16, 2016, 03:33:42 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/paul-ryan-says-americans-lose-000000033.html
Paul Ryan says American freedoms at risk in separation-of-powers debate with Trump
6/16/16

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., issued a stern warning Thursday about the rhetoric coming from Donald Trump about the way government should work.

“We will lose our freedoms in this country, including all of the Bill of Rights, if we don’t robustly defend the separation of powers,” Ryan said at his weekly press conference inside the U.S. Capitol.

Ryan was asked by reporters numerous times about Trump’s recent conduct. Just this week, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee questioned whether President Obama actually wants to stop terrorist attacks, accused many American Muslims of sheltering terrorists and said he could act unilaterally as president to prevent any type or class of people from entering the country. Trump made the last claim despite the fact that Article I, Section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution entrusts Congress with the power to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.”

And on Wednesday night in Atlanta, Trump issued a rebuke to Republican leaders like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Ryan, who leads the lower chamber of Congress, and the many others who have criticized Trump over the past days and weeks for a merry-go-round of offensive, controversial and erroneous statements.

“Our leaders have to get a lot tougher, and be quiet. Just please be quiet,” Trump said. “Don’t talk. Please, be quiet. Just be quiet, to the leaders, because they have to get tougher, they have to get sharper, they have to get smarter, and we have to have our Republicans either stick together or let me just do it by myself.”

more


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 17, 2016, 07:57:12 am
http://theweek.com/speedreads/630826/donald-trump-argues-hes-better-lgbt-rights-than-hillary-clinton-clinton-responds-word


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 17, 2016, 05:53:31 pm
PAUL RYAN Vows to Stop TRUMP’S Muslim Ban: “We’ll Sue Him!” (VIDEO)

Jun 17th, 2016 11:53 am by Jim Hoft

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan vowed today to stop Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the United

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/paul-ryan-vows-stop-trumps-muslim-ban-well-sue/
 
woops  :D

Plurality of Likely Voters Now Agree With TRUMP – Support Temporary Muslim Ban in US

Jun 17th, 2016 12:10 pm by Jim Hoft

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan vowed today to stop Donald Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the United ...

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/plurality-likely-voters-now-agree-trump-support-temporary-muslim-ban-us/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 18, 2016, 11:18:12 am
Bryan preached this 4 years ago at his old PA home church - this is WELL WORTH to listen to again!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUAFCpdEaUY


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 20, 2016, 09:28:02 am
FYI, I posted this on another message forum I frequent 2 years ago. Maybe it means nothing, I don't know - but nonetheless, nothing is a coincidence (and this year's NBA Finals ended very strangely).

https://www.yahoo.com/news/james-return-cleveland-could-complicate-gop-173429632--politics.html?ref=gs
James' return to Cleveland could complicate GOP
7/11/14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrations aside, LeBron James' decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA could complicate the Republican Party's plan to nominate its presidential contender on Lake Erie's shores in 2016.

If James leads his team into post-season play then, the GOP could find its preferred June 28 start date for the convention impossible because of the site conflict. Convention planners typically take weeks to customize the space with lights, seats and the traditional balloon drop from the rafters — impossible tasks if the Cavaliers go into post-season play.

**FYI, the GOP convention next month is only one week before the Democratic convention (the latter in PA) - first time I've seen it happen. Otherwise, they're always a month apart from each other.

That leaves Republicans looking at their backup date of July 18, still earlier than parties typically nominate their presidential hopeful in recent years, but later than RNC chief Reince Priebus preferred.

"All options remain on the table as we're still very early on in the negotiation process," RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski said. "We're excited about Cleveland, and LeBron's return is further evidence that it's a city on the rise."

Priebus insisted his party's convention be scheduled for early summer 2016, roughly two months sooner than has become the norm. That would give the GOP's next presidential nominee quicker access to tens of millions of dollars in general election cash.

"The candidate can be broke, but they're not able to raise general election money until the convention is held," Priebus said earlier this week.

But James' return to the Cavaliers from the Miami Heat could complicate that timeline and perhaps Republican efforts to win the White House. Teams with James have made it to the league finals in five of the last eight seasons, and his move to Cleveland is unlikely to reverse that trend.
 
Cleveland on Tuesday won the unanimous backing of a RNC panel, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio. RNC lawyers are now in negotiations with Cleveland's organizing committee over the exact terms of the bid, including how many weeks of early and exclusive access Republicans can expect in the Cavaliers' arena.

If the RNC insists on its preferred date and weeks of early access to hang balloons and bunting, the Cavaliers could be forced to look at other venues for post-season play. Ohio State University's basketball arena in Columbus is one such option.

The full 168-member RNC is expected to finalize the deal next month.

Ohio's allure as a political prize proved tempting. The last candidate to win the White House without Ohio was John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, in 1960.

During the 2012 presidential race, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney made Ohio a central piece of their strategies. Combined, they spent $150 million on television ads and were frequent visitors to the state, which narrowly broke in Obama's favor.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 20, 2016, 09:32:44 am
^^

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/cavaliers-stun-warriors-clinch-nba-title-024047042--nba.html
Cavaliers stun Warriors to clinch NBA title
6/19/16

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game Seven on Sunday to win their first NBA championship and complete a remarkable comeback unlike any seen before.

With the victory over the top-seeded defending champions, the Cavaliers became the first team to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in the best-of-seven NBA Finals and win the title.

The win also ends decades of heartbreak for the city of Cleveland, which had not won a professional sports championship since the 1964 Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

For James, who dropped to the court in tears after the final buzzer, the win not only marks his third championship following a pair of wins with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013, but it fulfills his promise to deliver a title to his home state.

Facing elimination in each of their previous two games, James carried the Cavs back from the brink as they became only the third team to force a Game Seven after falling behind 3-1 in the championship round.

For the Warriors, who had a record 73 wins during the 82-game regular season, Sunday's defeat marked the first time since November 2013 that they have lost three consecutive games.

The Warriors were in complete control of the series but were ultimately undone by the disappearance of their high-octane offense, a one-game ban to defensive stalwart Draymond Green, a season-ending injury to rim-protecting center Andrew Bogut and defensive specialist Andre Iguodala dealing with a balky back.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 20, 2016, 06:30:03 pm
Police: Man Tried to Kill Donald Trump at Vegas Rally

A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate.
A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds.

It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from California to kill Trump and went to a Las Vegas gun range the day before to learn to shoot.

Sandford later went to a Trump rally at the Treasure Island Casino and approached a Las Vegas police officer to say he wanted an autograph from Trump.

The report says Sandford was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun in an attempt to remove it.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney. Las Vegas police say Sandford is 19.

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/20/police-man-tried-kill-donald-trump-vegas-rally/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 20, 2016, 07:37:11 pm
Police: Man Tried to Kill Donald Trump at Vegas Rally

A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate.
A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds.

It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from California to kill Trump and went to a Las Vegas gun range the day before to learn to shoot.

Sandford later went to a Trump rally at the Treasure Island **** and approached a Las Vegas police officer to say he wanted an autograph from Trump.

The report says Sandford was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun in an attempt to remove it.

It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney. Las Vegas police say Sandford is 19.

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/20/police-man-tried-kill-donald-trump-vegas-rally/

FOREIGNER ARRESTED – Tried to KILL DONALD TRUMP at Vegas Rally (VIDEO)

Anti-Trump protester Michael Sandford was arrested Saturday at Donald Trump’s Las Vegas rally at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.

https://youtu.be/xl0DLmzSEzI

Sandford had been in US 1 1/2 yrs. 1st in Hoboken NJ. Then traveled to Ontario/SB County. Drove to Vegas 6-16-16 to kill Trump per complaint

Sandford had a UK driving license.

The AP has more on Sandford’s arrest.

    A federal officer says a man arrested at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas told authorities he tried to grab an officer’s gun so he could kill the candidate.

    A complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Nevada charges Michael Steven Sandford with an act of violence on restricted grounds.

    It cites a report by Special Agent Swierkowski, whose first name was not included, saying Sandford told officers he drove from California to kill Trump and went to a Las Vegas gun range the day before to learn to shoot.

    Sandford later went to a Trump rally at the Treasure Island Casino and approached a Las Vegas police officer to say he wanted an autograph from Trump.

    The report says Sandford was arrested after grabbing the handle of an officer’s gun in an attempt to remove it.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/06/breaking-foreigner-arrested-trying-kill-donald-trump-vegas-rally/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 20, 2016, 08:09:09 pm
Republican Operatives Launch All-Out Effort To Unbind The Delegates And Deny Trump The Nomination

If you think that Donald Trump already has the Republican nomination locked up, then you don’t understand what is going on behind the scenes.  It has long been my contention that the elite will move heaven and earth in order to keep Trump from ever setting foot in the Oval Office.  One way that they could try to do this is by attempting to deny him the nomination at the Republican convention next month.  Over the past couple of days, the Washington Post, CNN and a whole host of other mainstream news outlets have been reporting on a new “last-ditch effort” that has been launched by Republican operatives to get the Republican convention Rules Committee to unbind all of the delegates and allow them to vote however they want.  As you will see below, they can do this, and if they get enough votes they will do it.

This current effort is different from what we have seen so far during this campaign season, because it is actually being organized by the delegates themselves.  The following comes from the Washington Post…

    Dozens of Republican convention delegates are hatching a new plan to block Donald Trump at this summer’s party meetings, in what has become the most organized effort so far to stop the businessman from becoming the GOP presidential nominee.

    The moves come amid declining poll numbers for Trump and growing concern among Republicans that he is squandering his chance to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Several controversies — including his racial attacks on a federal judge, his renewed call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States and his support for changing the nation’s gun laws — have raised fears among Republicans that Trump is not really a conservative and is too reckless to run a successful race.

This movement is being spearheaded by a delegate from Colorado named Kendal Unruh.  She is actually a key member of the Republican convention Rules Committee, and this is very important for reasons that I will explain below.

For her, it is not about getting some other specific candidate nominated.  Rather, the entire goal is simply to stop Donald Trump…

    “This literally is an ‘Anybody but Trump’ movement,” said Kendal Unruh, a Republican delegate from Colorado who is leading the campaign. “Nobody has any idea who is going to step in and be the nominee, but we’re not worried about that. We’re just doing that job to make sure that he’s not the face of our party.”

So what will it take for Unruh and her allies to be successful?

As Fox News explained, there are basically two courses of action…

    To prevail, Unruh needs a majority of the 112 members of the convention rules committee, which has two delegates from each state and territory. Then, a majority of the full convention’s 2,472 delegates would have to approve.

    There’s a Plan B. If Unruh can win over one-fourth support from the rules committee — just 29 delegates — the full convention must vote on her proposal. So far she’s got around 10 supporters though some prefer delaying the rule’s impact until the 2020 convention, she said.

On Thursday night, Unruh was on a conference call that included at least 30 delegates from 15 different states, and the Washington Post says that regional coordinators for this effort have been recruited “in Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Washington and other states.”

One individual that took part in this conference call on Thursday night told CNN that calls are pouring in from people all over the country that want to be part of this movement…

    “I will tell you, about every two hours people contact me about how to join this effort,” Lonegan said. “This has never been done before, so there’s no textbook on how to do it. So we’re building an organic effort, state by state, to convince members of the Rules Committee to sign onto a rule that unbinds the delegates to vote their moral conscience.”

So could the Republican convention Rules Committee actually do this?

Could they actually unbind all of the delegates and allow them to vote however they wished?

Well, yes they actually could do this.  As Time Magazine has explained, the Republican convention Rules Committee essentially has the power to make up any rules that they want…

    It has the power to review and amend all of the rules of the Republican Party, pending ratification by the full convention. If it wanted to, it could insert a rule that says only candidates with blue hair could be the party’s nominee. It’s that powerful. In a contested scenario, the Rules Committee would be ground zero for fights over who and how candidates are nominated on the floor, as well as how the convention itself is conducted.

And thanks to political wrangling by the Cruz campaign, we do know that the rules committee is dominated by delegates that are loyal to Cruz…

    The convention rules committee is made up of one man and one woman from each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Dominated by party insiders and loyalists to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz—who aggressively worked state conventions to secure slots on the committee—it remains to be seen what the committee’s appetite would be for such a dramatic break from the existing rules.

If I was Donald Trump, I would be taking this very, very seriously.

But at this point he seems to be brushing it off …

    “I have tremendous support and get the biggest crowds by far and any such move would not only be totally illegal but also a rebuke of the millions of people who feel so strongly about what I am saying,” Trump said in a statement. “People that I defeated soundly in the primaries will do anything to get a second shot — but there is no mechanism for it to happen.”

Right at this moment we still have about a month left before the convention.

So that gives those involved in the anti-Trump movement quite a bit of time to rally their forces.

The rule change that would unbind all of the delegates and free them up to “vote their consciences” has already been drafted.  Here is the text of the proposed rule change…

Preserving Delegates’ Ability to Vote Their Individual Conscience

The secretary of the national convention shall receive and faithfully announce and record each delegate’s vote in accordance with these rules. If any such delegate notifies the secretary of his or her intent to cast a vote of conscience, whether personal or religious, each such delegate shall be unbound and unconstrained by these rules on any given vote, including the first ballot for the selection of the Republican nominee for President of the United States, without the risk of challenge, sanction, or retribution by the Republican National Committee. Allowable personal reasons shall include the public disclosure of one or more grievous acts of personal conduct by a nominee candidate, including but not limited to, criminally actionable acts, acts of moral turpitude or extreme prejudice, and/or notorious public statements of support for positions that clearly oppose or contradict the policies embodied in the Republican Party’s platform as established at the national convention.

In my new book, I warn about the great political shaking that is coming to this nation, and if this rule change is even attempted at the Republican convention it would create seismic shifts in the U.S. political landscape.

Of course there is still one huge question that I have not even addressed in this article yet.

If Trump has the nomination taken away from him, who would the Republican nominee be?

Some are convinced that it would be Paul Ryan, but I believe that it would be somebody else.

Mitt Romney has certainly not hidden his disdain for Donald Trump, and right now he is quietly waiting in the wings.  If the anti-Trump forces get their way, I believe that he would be the man that ultimately walks away with the prize.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/republican-operatives-launch-all-out-effort-to-unbind-the-delegates-and-deny-donald-trump-the-nomination


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 20, 2016, 08:27:28 pm
This is just my opinion - but I believe the NBA Finals were rigged for the Caveliers, for the reason being that it would provide a big distraction for the city of Cleveland when the GOP convention comes in next month (and they could have planned this advance - at the timing of Lebron's comeback there 2 years ago) - by then, when they want to remove Trump by unbinding the delegates, they would do it without a chirp (as the city is still in a great mood with a Cleveland sports team winning a title for the first time in 52 years).

Seriously - no team in NBA Finals history ever won after being down 3-1! And it was against the team that had THE best record EVER in NBA history!

Has any team ever won a title despite firing their head coach at midseason? Despite winning a lot of games up until then?

If it looks like a rat, if it smells like a rat...

Republican Operatives Launch All-Out Effort To Unbind The Delegates And Deny Trump The Nomination

If you think that Donald Trump already has the Republican nomination locked up, then you don’t understand what is going on behind the scenes.  It has long been my contention that the elite will move heaven and earth in order to keep Trump from ever setting foot in the Oval Office.  One way that they could try to do this is by attempting to deny him the nomination at the Republican convention next month.  Over the past couple of days, the Washington Post, CNN and a whole host of other mainstream news outlets have been reporting on a new “last-ditch effort” that has been launched by Republican operatives to get the Republican convention Rules Committee to unbind all of the delegates and allow them to vote however they want.  As you will see below, they can do this, and if they get enough votes they will do it.

This current effort is different from what we have seen so far during this campaign season, because it is actually being organized by the delegates themselves.  The following comes from the Washington Post…

    Dozens of Republican convention delegates are hatching a new plan to block Donald Trump at this summer’s party meetings, in what has become the most organized effort so far to stop the businessman from becoming the GOP presidential nominee.

    The moves come amid declining poll numbers for Trump and growing concern among Republicans that he is squandering his chance to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Several controversies — including his racial attacks on a federal judge, his renewed call to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States and his support for changing the nation’s gun laws — have raised fears among Republicans that Trump is not really a conservative and is too reckless to run a successful race.

This movement is being spearheaded by a delegate from Colorado named Kendal Unruh.  She is actually a key member of the Republican convention Rules Committee, and this is very important for reasons that I will explain below.

For her, it is not about getting some other specific candidate nominated.  Rather, the entire goal is simply to stop Donald Trump…

    “This literally is an ‘Anybody but Trump’ movement,” said Kendal Unruh, a Republican delegate from Colorado who is leading the campaign. “Nobody has any idea who is going to step in and be the nominee, but we’re not worried about that. We’re just doing that job to make sure that he’s not the face of our party.”

So what will it take for Unruh and her allies to be successful?

As Fox News explained, there are basically two courses of action…

    To prevail, Unruh needs a majority of the 112 members of the convention rules committee, which has two delegates from each state and territory. Then, a majority of the full convention’s 2,472 delegates would have to approve.

    There’s a Plan B. If Unruh can win over one-fourth support from the rules committee — just 29 delegates — the full convention must vote on her proposal. So far she’s got around 10 supporters though some prefer delaying the rule’s impact until the 2020 convention, she said.

On Thursday night, Unruh was on a conference call that included at least 30 delegates from 15 different states, and the Washington Post says that regional coordinators for this effort have been recruited “in Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Washington and other states.”

One individual that took part in this conference call on Thursday night told CNN that calls are pouring in from people all over the country that want to be part of this movement…

    “I will tell you, about every two hours people contact me about how to join this effort,” Lonegan said. “This has never been done before, so there’s no textbook on how to do it. So we’re building an organic effort, state by state, to convince members of the Rules Committee to sign onto a rule that unbinds the delegates to vote their moral conscience.”

So could the Republican convention Rules Committee actually do this?

Could they actually unbind all of the delegates and allow them to vote however they wished?

Well, yes they actually could do this.  As Time Magazine has explained, the Republican convention Rules Committee essentially has the power to make up any rules that they want…

    It has the power to review and amend all of the rules of the Republican Party, pending ratification by the full convention. If it wanted to, it could insert a rule that says only candidates with blue hair could be the party’s nominee. It’s that powerful. In a contested scenario, the Rules Committee would be ground zero for fights over who and how candidates are nominated on the floor, as well as how the convention itself is conducted.

And thanks to political wrangling by the Cruz campaign, we do know that the rules committee is dominated by delegates that are loyal to Cruz…

    The convention rules committee is made up of one man and one woman from each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Dominated by party insiders and loyalists to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz—who aggressively worked state conventions to secure slots on the committee—it remains to be seen what the committee’s appetite would be for such a dramatic break from the existing rules.

If I was Donald Trump, I would be taking this very, very seriously.

But at this point he seems to be brushing it off …

    “I have tremendous support and get the biggest crowds by far and any such move would not only be totally illegal but also a rebuke of the millions of people who feel so strongly about what I am saying,” Trump said in a statement. “People that I defeated soundly in the primaries will do anything to get a second shot — but there is no mechanism for it to happen.”

Right at this moment we still have about a month left before the convention.

So that gives those involved in the anti-Trump movement quite a bit of time to rally their forces.

The rule change that would unbind all of the delegates and free them up to “vote their consciences” has already been drafted.  Here is the text of the proposed rule change…

Preserving Delegates’ Ability to Vote Their Individual Conscience

The secretary of the national convention shall receive and faithfully announce and record each delegate’s vote in accordance with these rules. If any such delegate notifies the secretary of his or her intent to cast a vote of conscience, whether personal or religious, each such delegate shall be unbound and unconstrained by these rules on any given vote, including the first ballot for the selection of the Republican nominee for President of the United States, without the risk of challenge, sanction, or retribution by the Republican National Committee. Allowable personal reasons shall include the public disclosure of one or more grievous acts of personal conduct by a nominee candidate, including but not limited to, criminally actionable acts, acts of moral turpitude or extreme prejudice, and/or notorious public statements of support for positions that clearly oppose or contradict the policies embodied in the Republican Party’s platform as established at the national convention.

In my new book, I warn about the great political shaking that is coming to this nation, and if this rule change is even attempted at the Republican convention it would create seismic shifts in the U.S. political landscape.

Of course there is still one huge question that I have not even addressed in this article yet.

If Trump has the nomination taken away from him, who would the Republican nominee be?

Some are convinced that it would be Paul Ryan, but I believe that it would be somebody else.

Mitt Romney has certainly not hidden his disdain for Donald Trump, and right now he is quietly waiting in the wings.  If the anti-Trump forces get their way, I believe that he would be the man that ultimately walks away with the prize.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/republican-operatives-launch-all-out-effort-to-unbind-the-delegates-and-deny-donald-trump-the-nomination


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 21, 2016, 09:42:57 pm
http://dcwhispers.com/why-paul-ryan-wants-hillary-clinton-to-win-the-white-house/

Why Paul Ryan Wants Hillary Clinton To Win The White House

Posted on June 21, 2016 by DCWhispers   


Sources now indicate Paul Ryan wants Hillary Clinton to be America’s next president, and is doing everything in his power to secure that very outcome.

If that allows Hillary to nominate up to three more Supreme Court Justices and thus tilt the balance of power of the Court so it represents far-left, progressive views, so be it.

The forty-six-year-old Paul Ryan doesn’t care because he has already been promised, and wishes to make certain, that he is the GOP’s 2020 nominee for president.

And it’s not just the 2020 election cycle that is currently on the table. Powerful Republican insiders are still hinting at a NEVERTRUMP moment at the upcoming GOP convention – and Paul Ryan is their top choice to emerge as a viable alternative.

That is the motivation behind Ryan’s multiple rebukes of Donald Trump’s views on immigration and gun rights in recent days. Ryan has all but given a full-throated defense of illegal immigration, including from nations that are known producers of terrorism, so that he can appear as the political alternative to Donald Trump, a candidate who garnered more primary votes than any Republican in history.

Then came Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent announcement that his company would not be helping to sponsor the Republican Convention this year due to Mr. Trump’s alleged racism and bigotry. (a fabrication created by the far left – of which Mr. Cook no doubt already knows.)

And what does Paul Ryan do after this announcement is made? Embrace Tim Cook by joining the Apple CEO for a fundraiser the following week, thus sending yet another anti-Trump message. This message is not intended to the American people so much as to the political power brokers of whom Mr. Ryan so clearly has sworn his allegiance to.

Speaker Ryan is not representing actual Republican voters who overwhelmingly chose Donald Trump to be their nominee, but rather the entrenched powers in D.C. who are in turn complicit in allowing the federal government to be controlled by such anti-American influences such as Saudi Arabia and the United Nations.

Paul Ryan is a globalist whereas Donald Trump is an American-first nationalist.

Therein lies the conflict – one that represents the very soul of America.

Mr. Trump’s unlikely ascendancy to the top of the GOP ticket is a direct threat to the globalist agenda and Paul Ryan has been given very clear marching orders to do all he can to prevent a Trump victory from happening. If that means working directly or otherwise to help Hillary Clinton into the White House in 2016, then so be it. The fact is, there is very little difference between the policies of Clinton or Paul Ryan as they are two sides of the very same coin.

Columnist Daniel Greenfield just this week declared Paul Ryan a traitor.

Sadly, Mr. Greenfield is correct.

2016 will not be an election of Republican vs Democrat but rather one of an America that once was and might be again vs an America that is fully absorbed into the globalist collective that would see it utterly destroyed.

Choose wisely.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2016, 03:21:55 pm
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/brent-scowcroft-endorses-hillary-clinton-224677
6/22/16
Brent Scowcroft endorses Hillary Clinton

Brent Scowcroft, national security adviser under Republican presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Wednesday.

"Secretary Clinton shares my belief that America must remain the world’s indispensable leader," Scowcroft said in a statement, touting her experience as secretary of state. "She understands that our leadership and engagement beyond our borders makes the world, and therefore the United States, more secure and prosperous. She appreciates that it is essential to maintain our strong military advantage, but that force must only be used as a last resort."

Clinton, Scowcroft stated, "brings deep expertise in international affairs, and a sophisticated understanding of the world," qualities he described as "essential for the Commander-in-Chief."

"Her longstanding relationships with a wide array of world leaders, and their sense of her as a strong and reliable counterpart, make her uniquely prepared for the highest office in the land," he added.

Scowcroft's endorsement comes after his fellow foreign-policy realist Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, told POLITICO last week that he would support Clinton over Donald Trump if he is the Republican nominee.

"I believe Hillary Clinton has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time," Scowcroft stated.

Scowcroft has said little on the record about Trump's foreign policy ideas and qualifications. But Bush, his former boss in the White House, has made no secret of his distaste for Trump. And the Atlantic Council, of which the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security is a part, has offered pointed criticism of Trump's foreign policy prescriptions.

"If Donald Trump wants to 'make America great again' on a global stage, he cannot do so without NATO," wrote Robbie Gramer, an associate director of the Scowcroft Center's Transatlantic Security Initiative, in a March 23 blog post.

R. Nicholas Burns, a board director and Clinton adviser who served as the No. 3 official in George W. Bush's State Department, denounced Trump as "dangerous" in a late April interview.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2016, 03:25:44 pm
http://theweek.com/speedreads/631831/hillary-clinton-picks-some-more-republican-endorsements

http://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/some-gop-business-leaders-are-backing-clinton-1466654976


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 23, 2016, 10:04:32 pm
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/several-gop-business-leaders-are-backing-clinton/ar-AAhvoDx?ocid=spartandhp
6/23/16
Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton

More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump.

They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list.

The endorsements reflect continuing unease among some Republicans with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee despite his romp through the primary contest.

Mr. Cicconi, who worked in the White House for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, said he has backed every GOP presidential candidate since 1976. “But this year I think it’s vital to put our country’s well being ahead of party,” he said in a statement provided by the campaign. “Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified, and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.”

Mr. Akerson said he has consistently voted for Republicans for president in the past but couldn’t support Mr. Trump. “Serving as the leader of the free world requires effective leadership, sound judgment, a steady hand and most importantly, the temperament to deal with crises large and small. Donald Trump lacks each of these characteristics,” Mr. Akerson, who also served as a Navy surface warfare officer, said in a statement provided by the campaign.

On Wednesday, Brent Scowcroft, a national security adviser for two Republican presidents, endorsed Mrs. Clinton, saying her experience, judgment and understanding of the world prepare her for the job of commander in chief. His support comes a week after Richard Armitage, another longtime Republican foreign-policy hand, said he would back Mrs. Clinton if, as expected, Mr. Trump is the GOP nominee.

The Clinton campaign is seeking to formally organize support from Republicans beyond the list of business executives in the future, an aide said.

After a slow start, Mr. Trump is racing to shore up his standing with his party’s establishment, and has been making overtures to top GOP donors in recent weeks, many of whom supported other Republicans in the primaries, and have been slow to warm to him.

Mr. Trump attended a fundraiser at Le Cirque in New York City on Tuesday, attended by hedge-fund manager John Paulson, who had backed four of his rivals during the Republican primaries.

He also attended a breakfast Wednesday at Cipriani in Midtown, co-hosted by New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, a billionaire who had supported former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Last week, Mr. Trump raised money in Texas, meeting with several of his party’s wealthiest donors.

After a low fundraising haul in May, Mr. Trump has raised at least $19 million for his joint fund with the Republican National Committee in recent weeks and about $3 million for his campaign, people familiar with the matter said.

In addition, Republicans in Congress and from the establishment wing of the party were relieved by news this week that Mr. Trump had fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, in whom they had little faith.

Senior Clinton policy adviser Jake Sullivan briefed several of her supporters from the business community on a conference call Wednesday, during which he outlined the economic agenda she laid out in a pair of speeches this week, as well as her critique of Mr. Trump’s record and policies.

The list of business leaders backing her includes several who have supported Democrats in the past, including Eric Schmidt of Alphabet Inc., Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook Inc., and Warren Buffett of Berkshire-Hathaway, Inc.

Others endorsing the former secretary of state include Hollywood-turned-internet executive Barry Diller of IAC/InterActiveCorp; Hollywood executive Peter Chernin, of The Chernin Group; Wendell Weeks of Corning Inc.; Reed Hastings of Netflix Inc.; and Rob Marcus of Time Warner Inc.

Mrs. Clinton still has work ahead of her in uniting Democrats after a vigorous primary challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who technically remains in the race and hasn’t endorsed her.

He plans a speech titled “Where we go from here” on Thursday in New York City, where he plans to continue pressing his agenda for the Democratic platform without endorsing Mrs. Clinton.

But the former secretary of state has party elites unified behind her. On Wednesday, she was greeted with cheers and applause as she met with House Democrats in the Capitol. Afterwards, House leaders said they were thrilled with her agenda and excited about her campaign.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 24, 2016, 10:08:47 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIV6HC6f5ls


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 26, 2016, 09:06:01 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/george-w-bush-former-treasury-142050019.html
George W. Bush’s Former Treasury Secretary Will Vote For Hillary Clinton
June 25, 2016

Former Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., a Republican who served under former President George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

Paulson wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, saying that Republicans stand at a crossroads.

“The GOP, in putting Trump at the top of the ticket, is endorsing a brand of populism rooted in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism,” Paulson wrote. “This troubles me deeply as a Republican, but it troubles me even more as an American. Enough is enough. It’s time to put country before party and say it together: Never Trump.”

Paulson wrote about why Trump is not qualified to be president and that he would not be able to bridge the U.S.’s partisan divide. He encouraged a bipartisan approach to policy solutions to address the most challenging domestic problems.

Paulson endorsed Clinton, saying, “I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.”

Paulson is not the only Republican backing Clinton. Earlier this week, Brent Scowcroft, a top national security adviser to several former Republican presidents, endorsed Clinton, saying that her experience in politics gives her a “truly unique experience and perspective” to “lead our country at this critical time.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on June 26, 2016, 11:54:55 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhMKAlWEITk


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 27, 2016, 04:10:57 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-silent-landmark-supreme-court-000000549.html
6/27/16
Trump silent on landmark Supreme Court abortion ruling

At about 10 o’clock Monday morning, shortly after the Supreme Court issued its 5-3 ruling striking down a Texas law that would have closed half the abortion clinics in the state, Hillary Clinton sent out a couple of tweets.

“SCOTUS’s decision is a victory for women in Texas and across America. Safe abortion should be a right — not just on paper, but in reality,” the first one read.

Minutes after that, she followed up with, “This fight isn’t over: The next president has to protect women’s health. Women won’t be “punished” for exercising their basic rights.” Both were signed “-H,” meaning she wrote them herself.

At about the same time, Donald Trump tweeted about… himself. “.@CNN is all negative when it comes to me. I don’t watch it anymore,” he wrote.

As of publication time, he still had not addressed Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which constitutional scholars describe as the most significant abortion ruling in a decade.

That is perhaps because the most recent times that Trump has made comments about abortion have not gone all that well. His appears to be an evolving position: In 1999, he told Tim Russert, “I’m very pro-choice” but then declared himself antiabortion by the time he announced his candidacy.

During Trump’s yearlong presidential run, there have been more than a few times when the subject seems to have confused the presumptive Republican nominee. It began with this exchange with Jake Tapper on CNN one year ago tomorrow:

https://youtu.be/8fT7Np6PFao

Tapper: Let me ask you about a few social issues because they haven’t been issues you have been talking about for several years. I know you’re opposed to abortion.

Trump: Right. I’m pro-choice.

Tapper: You’re pro-choice or pro-life?

Trump: I’m pro-life. I’m sorry.

Then, this spring, Trump appeared to change his position on abortion four times within the space of just two days. On the afternoon of March 30, he said during a taped interview with Chris Matthews that, were abortions to be made illegal again, women who have them should face punishment. An excerpt of the interview released online before the program aired led to an immediate outcry, and Trump released a statement saying it should be up to the states to decide whether women should be punished. An hour after that, his campaign sent out another statement, this time saying that it was doctors who perform the procedure, not the patients they perform it on, who should be “held legally responsible.”

The next day brought two more variations on his position on abortion. First, Trump told CBS News that the legality of abortion was established and “we have to leave it that way”; within 90 minutes, a campaign press release clarified that, saying, “Mr. Trump gave an accurate account of the law as it is today and made clear it must stay that way now — until he is president. Then he will change the law…”

So how does he feel today, after the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that would have required abortion clinics to meet hospital-grade standards? Unclear.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 28, 2016, 07:30:48 pm
While the mass distractions of this "election" going on...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-approval-rating-highest-since-000000655.html?nhp=1
Obama’s approval rating at highest level since killing of Osama bin Laden
6/26/16

President Obama’s approval rating is at its highest level in more than five years, an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sunday shows.

According to the results of the survey, conducted in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., two weeks ago, 56 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of his job as president, compared to 41 percent who disapprove.

The last time the president’s approval rating was this high was in May 2011 following the killing of Osama bin Laden in a nighttime raid led by U.S. Navy SEALS in Pakistan.

The results of the survey are in line with a recent CNN/ORC poll that found 52 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance as president, up 5 points since January.

And according to that survey, also conducted in the wake of the nightclub massacre, Obama “ranks as the most positively viewed recent second term president.”

Both Clinton and Ronald Reagan were viewed favorably “by just under half of adults in the spring or summer of their final years in office.” George W. Bush’s favorability rating, by contrast, was just 38 percent at this point in 2008.

All of this is good news for Hillary Clinton, who was endorsed by Obama earlier this month.

The president plans on campaigning for the presumptive Democratic nominee in the coming weeks and has already begun to take aim at her Republican opponent, Donald Trump.

In Seattle on Friday, Obama offered a preview of his anti-Trump stump speech while speaking at a Democratic fundraiser for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

“We don’t have time for charlatans, and we don’t have time for bigotry,” Obama said. “And we don’t have the luxury of just popping off and saying whatever comes to the tops of our heads. Don’t have time for that.”

According to the Washington Post, Obama is more popular now than Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush were at this point in their presidencies, though not quite as popular as Bill Clinton in 2000.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 29, 2016, 07:21:35 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/not-fast-james-dobson-walks-back-comment-donald-trumps-spiritual-conversion/

NOT SO FAST: Dr. James Dobson Walks Back Comment On Donald Trump’s Spiritual Conversion

Now, Dobson is offering some “clarification” on Trump’s conversion to whichever Christianity it is he has converted to. Apparently, it was the Prosperity Gospel heretic, Paula White, who led him in this fruitless conversion. The megachurch pastrix told attendees at a recent Trump rally that Billy Graham had “prophesied over” Trump, declaring that he “loves God.”

6/29/16

James Dobson Says False Teacher Paula White Led Donald Trump To Christ

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week we reported that Dr. James Dobson had made the announcement that Donald Trump had accepted Jesus Christ. We said at the time that we “hoped that it was true“. Today comes news that Dobson is “modifying” his previous statement somewhat as he revealed that it was Laodicean heretic Paula White that “led him to Christ”.  Yikes, that’s not good. Paula White is a “name it and claim it”, money-grubbing, “anointed prayer cloth” end times faker who asked her followers to send in their $1,144.00 “Lazarus Seed” gift of faith this past Easter. Sorry, people, I wish it was better news, I truly do.

It recently came about that Donald Trump had finally given his life to Christ. In the words of James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family,


I don’t know when it was, but it has not been long, and I believe [Donald Trump] really made a commitment, but he’s a baby Christian.

Now, Dobson is offering some “clarification” on Trump’s conversion to whichever Christianity it is he has converted to. Apparently, it was the Prosperity Gospel heretic, Paula White, who led him in this fruitless conversion. The megachurch pastrix told attendees at a recent Trump rally that Billy Graham had “prophesied over” Trump, declaring that he “loves God.”

Dobson put out the following statement:


“Only the Lord knows the condition of a person’s heart. I can only tell you what I’ve heard. First, Trump appears to be tender to things of the Spirit. I also hear that Paula White has known Trump for years and that she personally led him to Christ.

“Do I know that for sure? No. Do I know the details of that alleged conversion? I can’t say that I do.

“But there are many Christian leaders who are serving on a faith advisory committee for Trump in the future. I am among them. There are about 45 of us that includes Franklin Graham, Robert Jeffress, Jack Graham, Ben Carson, James Robison, Jerry Johnson, and many others whom you would probably know.

“We’ve all agreed to serve. How will that play out if Trump becomes president? I don’t know. It is a good start, I would think. 

“If anything, this man is a baby Christian who doesn’t have a clue about how believers think, talk and act. All I can tell you is that we have only two choices, Hillary or Donald. Hillary scares me to death.

“And, if Christians stay home because he isn’t a better candidate, Hillary will run the world for perhaps eight years. The very thought of that haunts my nights and days. One thing is sure: we need to be in prayer for our nation at this time of crisis.”

The President of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Russell Moore, offered the following commentary on this revelation:


This “faith advisory board” that Dobson speaks of in his statement is the same “faith advisory board” that former SBC president, Ronnie Floyd, is currently serving on. The divide among Southern Baptists is growing at a ferocious rate.

On the one hand, you have the center-left leaning New-Calvinists and Moore-ites, who ruthlessly oppose anything and everything Donald Trump, at the expense of anything–and on the other hand, you have the Falwell tribe, who have more than compromised the name of Jesus Christ and the Gospel for the sake of political gain, including promoting false teachers, and false converts, because they’re “afraid of Hillary.” source


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on June 30, 2016, 09:32:19 am
http://www.charismanews.com/politics/58003-pentecostal-leaders-pack-out-trump-s-new-christian-advisory-board
6/23/16
Pentecostal Leaders Pack Out Trump's New "Christian" Advisory Board


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 02, 2016, 11:35:42 am
Who is Paula White, Donald Trump’s ‘spiritual counselor’?
7/2/16
https://www.yahoo.com/news/who-is-paula-white-donald-trumps-spiritual-counselor-2-135501897.html

Only a few hours after Omar Mateen’s murderous rampage at the Orlando, Fla., nightclub Pulse, a preacher took the stage of her church 14 miles up the road and led her congregation in prayer.

“This city has to have Jesus right now,” Paula White said, her voice catching with emotion.

White, who has emerged this year as one of Donald Trump’s most stalwart religious supporters, and has been called Trump’s “spiritual counselor” by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, brought forward three other pastors to pray.

Their prayers the morning of June 12, in response to the Orlando terrorist attack, emphasized the Pentecostal tradition of what’s known as “spiritual warfare,” which consists largely of praying against evil spirits.

“Every violent spirit,” Edward Boateng, the church’s associate pastor, yelled, “get out!”

White, 50, stood behind him, repeating after Boateng as he screamed the words “Get out!” four more times, and then continued to yell, “Out!”  The congregation followed suit, clapping rapidly at the same time in the same manner as White.

After two other pastors came forward to pray, White closed out the prayer session with her hope that the terrorist attack would spark a spiritual awakening.

“I’m asking God for revival from this,” White said. “We have to have a nationwide revival, where we repent, we fall on our face, we call out to God again, and we make this nation what it is supposed to be.”

White also said that in response to the shooting that morning, she was “demanding 50,000 souls in return, in Jesus’ name.”

Like the presidential candidate she supports, White is both rich and famous, but has endured ridicule from her chosen tribe. Trump has long been considered a laughingstock by New Yorkers, and White is viewed as a fringe character by many American evangelicals.

As Trump looks to a tough election in November, he needs prominent conservative evangelicals to smooth his way with a constituency that has given 75 to 80 percent of its votes to Republican nominees in recent decades. But both Trump and White still face determined resistance from some evangelical leaders who see each of them as frauds.

Russell Moore, who heads the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm and is one of Trump’s loudest public critics, recently called White a “charlatan” and a “heretic” — serious charges — on Twitter.

Moore told Yahoo News that White preaches a “prosperity gospel” that falsely claims that “God’s favor is seen in increasing wealth and freedom from sickness” and that emphasizes — often to lower-income, less-educated congregants — that the more money they give to the church, the more God will bless them.

“Orthodox Christians of every tribe recognize the prosperity gospel for what it is: an attempt to use the name of Jesus to prey upon vulnerable people,” Moore said.

“Trump University can only bilk someone out of financial stability in this life. That’s a problem but the prosperity gospel can send people to hell while bilking them out of their money,” he added. “That’s much worse.”

White first became known as a Trump ally last September when she helped organize a meeting of pastors at Trump Tower. A video emerged of her leading the group of around 20 other ministers, all men, in praying for Trump.

The group surrounded Trump, who held a large Bible with both hands, and placed their hands on him. At one point messianic Jewish rabbi Kirt Schneider placed his fingers on Trump’s face. Trump stood stiffly, his upper lip jutting out.

White closed that prayer session as well, a role reserved for leaders of leaders in Pentecostal culture.

“Father, we just secure him right now by the blood of Jesus. We thank you that no weapon formed against him would prosper, and any tongue that rises against him would be condemned, according to the word of God,” White prayed, one hand on Trump’s stomach and the other on his arm.

“I secure him, I secure his children, I secure his calling and his mantle, in Jesus’ name,” she said.

At that time, Trump led in the polls but was still not taken seriously as a contender for the GOP nomination. The first primary votes still three months away.

Similarly, White and the other pastors who met and prayed with Trump were largely from the Pentecostal televangelist world that is largely dismissed by American evangelicalism.

The notion that “prosperity gospel preachers” are impostors is widespread enough that a 2013 rap song called “Fal$e Teacher$” denounced White.

“Some who claim to be part of His sheep got some sharp teeth (they’re wolves),” rapped Shai Linne, who in 2015 started a church in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Linne named Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar and Kenneth Copeland, along with White, as “false teachers.”

“Treating Jesus like a lottery ticket, and you’re thinking they’re not the dangerous type, because some of their statements are right,” he rapped. “That only proves that Satan comes as an angel of light.”

White’s son, Bradley Knight, pushed back against Linne’s accusations.

“It is commonplace in our lives to be called ‘heretics,’ ‘false teachers,’ and ‘wolves,’” Knight wrote in an open letter.

“Can you find one, even one instance in which my mother has ‘denied our sovereign Lord’? You cannot because it has never happened,” White’s son continued. “Come see the fruit my mother has borne. Visit the churches we assist in Haiti after the devastating earthquake they experienced…Spend time with us as we visit the prisons and feed the hungry, just as Christ commissioned us.”

There is, however, no questioning that White is extremely wealthy. Her salary is not known but she has been reported to receive a multi-million dollar income and reportedly owns a $3.5 million apartment in Trump Tower. She has at points owned homes in San Antonio and Tampa. She currently pastors New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, which rents a 7,600 home in the Orlando area for her, according to a 2012 magazine article.

“To me, it’s never been about money,” White told Larry King in 2007, at a time when Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) was heading up a Senate Finance Committee investigation into whether White’s church had mishandled funds (the probe found no wrongdoing). “Financially, I personally believe that you should have enough to do the assignment that you feel is part of your life.”

It was a rare interview for White, who has plenty of forums where she can speak publicly on her own terms. For around 15 years she’s hosted various iterations of a TV talk show that’s been broadcast on the Trinity Broadcasting Network — the one where people are often shown sitting in gold-encrusted, high-backed chairs — but also on BET and Spike TV. Her website boasts that her shows reaches “a potential viewing audience of 2.3 billion people worldwide.” At one point she was even a “life coach” on “The Tyra Banks Show.”

One of White’s few recent interviews was with the Christian Broadcasting Network, on the sidelines of Trump’s meeting with hundreds of Christian pastors and their spouses in New York City.

“Do you ever wonder what God is up to in all this, with Donald Trump, making him the Republican nominee for president of the United States?” asked CBN’s David Brody.

“His plans are not our plans,” White said, smiling. “Here [trump] is, the nominee. That has to be providence. That has to be the hand of God.”

After the interview, Brody told viewers, “Forget politics for a moment. White’s an integral player in Trump’s faith walk.”

But Brody’s credulity about Trump’s faith is at odds with many evangelicals who avoid questioning whether Trump is sincere — that would be anathema to a faith tradition that believes authentic faith is determined ultimately only by God — but find his personal life, his temperament, and many of his policy positions to be at odds with Christian beliefs.

“I think the Christian community, when they come out for Trump, it weakens our position because, ‘What do you really stand for?’” Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family told Yahoo News. “This guy’s belligerent. He’s denigrating. He’s everything we’re not. But people are so desperate to change things.”

White and Trump—who have known each other for more than a decade—share another experience that makes them targets for skeptics in the evangelical community: they have each been married multiple times. Both are on their third marriage, in fact, and have been the subjects of infidelity reports.

In 2010, the tabloid National Enquirer, which is owned by Trump pal David Pecker and has served as an outlet for some of Trump’s most outlandish conspiracy theories and personal smears against political opponents, published photos of White holding hands with fellow televangelist Benny Hinn (then married) in Rome, and alleged the two were having a torrid affair. Both denied it.

Three years earlier, White divorced her second husband, Randy White, after 18 years of marriage. The two had been married in Maryland, and moved to Tampa in 1990 to start Without Walls International Church, which by 2006 boasted 23,500 attendees and upwards of $40 million in donations.

White was raised in Mississippi and then in the semi-rural Maryland region about 40 miles north of Washington D.C. Her personal origins story included a single mother who became an alcoholic after her father committed suicide, leaving the young Paula at the mercy of men and caregivers who she says physically and sexually abused her.

During her marriage to Randy White, Paula formed her own organization, Paula White Ministries, and began to outshine her husband. Years after the two divorced, she met a man named Jonathan Cain on a flight and the two were married in 2015. Cain is the keyboardist for arena rock band Journey, and wrote one of the band’s most famous songs, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

(Journey’s fame was resurrected in 2007 when HBO’s “The Sopranos” used “Don’t Stop Believin” in the final scene of its series finale. The band is now scheduled to play at the Republican Convention next month in Cleveland.)

Trump and White crossed paths 14 years ago, she told Brody, when the developer called her out of the blue and told her how much he liked her sermons, which he’d seen on TV. According to White, Trump said her sermons “really ministered” to him.

In 2007, Trump endorsed White’s book, calling her “a beautiful person, inside and out.” And in 2008, Trump appeared on White’s TV show, where she asked him to share the secrets to his financial success.

Last fall, White appeared in the video where she and others prayed for Trump. And in March she introduced Trump at a rally in Orlando and intimated even then that Trump’s candidacy carried a divine imprimatur.

“I believe that God will raise up a man for such a time as this,” she said. The phrase “such a time as this” is from the biblical book of Esther, and carries extra meaning and impact for people from church culture.

White has not only attached sacred importance to Trump’s candidacy, but she has vouched for his character and his Christian credentials.

At the Orlando rally, White defended Trump and said that despite his public reputation, he was “a man who had more integrity than most people that I have encountered,” calling him “a compassionate man, a man who is very strong to his core.”

And in her recent interview with CBN, White attempted to explain Trump’s statements a year ago that he had never asked God for forgiveness, a comment in which he also referred to the sacraments of communion as “my little wine … and my little cracker.”

“I don’t bring God into that picture,” Trump said then when asked the question about asking for forgiveness.

White told CBN that Trump “doesn’t know our Christian-ese, and perhaps our language that we know in the Christian world.”

“So if someone’s willing to slam him when he says, ‘Of course I don’t take communion without asking forgiveness,’ I understand what he’s saying because I’ve had those private times of prayer with him, conversations with him,” she said.

“Someone might take a sound bite and say, ‘Oh, see he’s not saved,’ or, ‘He doesn’t love God,’” she continued. “That’s the furthest thing from the truth.”

But in recent days, James Dobson, the past president of Focus on the Family, said publicly that he had heard White had only recently “personally led [trump] to Christ.”

That would run counter to Trump’s claim of a lifelong faith, and days after Dobson made comments to the meeting of Christian leaders in New York, he backed off his assertion to some degree, saying, “Do I know that for sure? No. Do I know the details of that alleged conversion? I can’t say that I do.”

The Trump campaign did not respond to inquiries as to whether the presumptive Republican nominee for president is a recent convert to Christianity. White also did not respond to interview requests.

Regardless of whether Trump is actually a born-again Christian, for older members of the religious right, Trump’s claims to be one of them might be enough, simply because they cannot bear the thought of Hillary Clinton as president.

“We have only two choices, Hillary or Donald. Hillary scares me to death,” Dobson said. “And, if Christians stay home because he isn’t a better candidate, Hillary will run the world for perhaps eight years. The very thought of that haunts my nights and days.”


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 03, 2016, 12:07:47 am
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-republican-national-convention-speaking-slots-totally/story?id=40298761
7/2/16
Donald Trump: Republican National Convention Speaking Slots ‘Totally Filled’

With just over two weeks to go before the start of the Republican National Convention, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that speaking slots at the high-profile event were already “totally filled, with a long waiting list of those that want to speak.”

Trump also indicated in his tweet that the names of those speakers would be released within days.

His tweet comes against the backdrop of reports that the GOP candidate is having trouble attracting big-name speakers to fill the normally-coveted slots at the convention. The Republican Party’s previous two presidential nominees -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arizona Sen. John McCain --  have both said they will not attend the gathering in Cleveland. Earlier this week, Romney said he did not even plan to vote for Trump in November.

At a speech in Colorado on Friday, Trump said that his children and wife would all be speaking at the four-day convention in Cleveland, Ohio, that kicks off July 18.

“Ivanka, Tiffany, Don, Eric -- they are going to be speaking,” Trump said. “My wife is going to be speaking at the convention. We’re going to have a great time.”

Previously, Trump has also suggested having a “winner’s night” at the convention that would likely include nonpolitical speakers such as famous sports figures.

“That’ll probably be the best-attended night” of the convention, Trump predicted at a rally in Dallas earlier this month.

Conventions have also traditionally been an opportunity for rising political stars to introduce themselves on a national stage, as was the case with then-Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Spokespeople for the Trump campaign and the Republican National Convention did not elaborate on Trump’s tweet.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 04, 2016, 08:57:03 pm
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republican-delegate-revolt-grows-in-effort-to-sidetrack-trump-nomination/ar-AAi5DEp?ocid=spartandhp
7/4/16
Republican delegate revolt grows in effort to sidetrack Trump nomination

A determined insurgency among some of the delegates to the Republican National Convention is growing, a last ditch effort to sidetrack the nomination of Donald Trump.

The efforts focus on fighting state laws and party rules that bind delegates from states with winner-take-all primaries on the first ballot at the upcoming national convention.

"If we were in a position where we didn't have a divisive or a controversial candidate going into Cleveland we probably would have been ok," explains Arizona GOP delegate Jarrod White. Like several states, Arizona law requires delegates to vote for the primary winner, who in this case happens to be Trump.

White is part of an organization calling itself "Free the Delegates" which is calling on delegates to vote at the convention as their conscience dictates.

Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham will have none of it.

"I have the law and the rules on my side,” he said. “And it's not to be unfair it's just to manage this entire process and maintain a professional decorum."

Graham says delegates who have decided they can't support the presumptive nominee as promised, should step aside in lieu of an alternate delegate. "Let somebody who's enthusiastically engaged in the process to go and participate."

“That's him saying, you know, 'sit down and be quiet,'" White says. "That's not who we are as grass roots activists."

"Here in Arizona there's a lot of infighting within the statewide GOP," comments a bemused Sheila Healy, Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party. "I would say it's uh, it's not unhelpful for our cause," she adds with a hearty laugh.

Yet the Arizona GOP is certainly not alone when it comes to conflict over presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

On the other side of the country, a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Richmond on Friday, June 24 seeks to declare Virginia's delegate binding law unconstitutional.

The suit lists Virginia delegate Carroll (Beau) Correll, a former Ted Cruz supporter, as lead plaintiff. But his attorney David Rivkin explains it was, "brought on behalf of all of the delegates, Democrat and Republican, from Virginia."

The lawsuit seeks a temporary injunction before the conventions start, and asks that Virginia's law ultimately be stricken down as a violation of First Amendment rights to free speech and association.

"There are approximately 20 other states that have such binding laws in various versions,” Rivkin points out, predicting that a win in Virginia, "...in effect will tell everyone in the nation that these types of binding laws are unconstitutional.”

Yet another group calling on GOP delegates to vote for someone, anyone, other than Trump in the first round has released a television ad. The spot by Delegates Unbound called "Follow Your Conscience" shows clips of Ronald Reagan and Trump side by side making starkly contrasting comments. The 30 second spot ends with the written words, "GOP Delegates: follow your conscience."

In the face of these efforts to take the nomination away from him, Trump reminds Fox News that the largest number of primary voters in history got him where he is today.

"Listen I have millions of people out there, almost 14 million to be exact that will be extremely unhappy if that happens,” he said.

The GOP official heading the RNC's permanent Rules Committee agrees.

"I wasn't a Trump supporter to begin with," Bruce Ash says while explaining why he sent a letter (link to letter here, i will include a pdf attachment to my email) calling on his fellow members to take a firm stand against the dump Trump campaign.

In the letter Ash implores, "We at the RNC must stand by our presumptive nominee's side and defend against all who would threaten our legitimacy as a national party. What is more important than anything else is uniting and defeating Hillary Clinton in 2016.”

Arizona delegate Talmage Pearce, also affiliated with the Free the Delegates group, says uniting to defeat Hillary is now secondary.

"If Donald Trump does become the nominee and loses to Hillary Clinton, and (yet) we're able to accomplish what we're able to accomplish, by freeing the delegates and allowing them to vote their conscience, that's something we can be proud of."

Arizona's Chairman Graham points out that all of Arizona's delegates knew the rules going in.

"At the very beginning of our state convention we have a vote on our rules. It was unanimous...and guess what one of the rules are? That they need to sign the pledge.”

Arizona's 2016 Republican National Convention Delegate and Alternate Delegate Pledge of Support reads in part, "...do hearby pledge my vote and support for the nominee who received the greatest number of votes in the Arizona Presidential Preference election..."

"So if they go there and try to change the rules," Graham says, "they are deceiving a million three hundred thousand voters that voted openly. They should actually let that weigh in on their conscience."

He assures Fox News that, "The state of Arizona will announce 58 votes for Donald Trump," at the GOP convention. And if any delegates, "try to disrupt that or do anything along those lines the RNC has told us in writing that they will credit 58 votes to Mr. Trump."

Unhappy delegates like White, remain undeterred. "I don't think we're going to lose at the convention and I think it's going to be a historic moment."


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 06, 2016, 01:16:21 pm
BACK-WARDS

http://www.allenbwest.com/allen/heres-why-im-delighted-about-the-fbis-verdict-on-hillary
Here’s why I’m DELIGHTED about the FBI’s verdict on Hillary…
7/5/16

Of course, the news cycle is completely dominated by FBI Director James Comey’s announcement yesterday recommending no criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. And my response is GREAT! I can’t thank Director Comey enough for coming to this decision.

My concern has always been that Barack Obama would release the hounds on Mrs. Clinton and then push for his vice president, Joe Biden, to be the Democrat nominee. And then, to placate the far lefty socialists, who own the Democrat party, Obama would position Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Biden’s VP. That would be a really tough ticket to beat, since Joe Biden’s favorables, regardless of gaffes and such, are extremely high.

However, James Comey just delivered a gift wrapped with a bow. Why do I say that?

Simple, here’s what FBI Director Comey said regarding Hillary Clinton and this email server episode:

•He concluded Hillary was “extremely careless” in handling our nation’s secrets.
•He admitted no reasonable person could have believed putting these emails on a private server was at all appropriate or acceptable.
•He admitted 110 emails on the server were classified at the time they were sent — showing Hillary not only lied, but knowingly endangered national security as secretary of state.
•He admitted Hillary deleted work-related emails before turning them over to the State Department, despite her claims otherwise.
•And, most shocking, Mr. Comey even admitted it’s likely foreign governments hacked her emails — and our adversaries could know critical secrets about the U.S. government because of Hillary’s actions.

Here’s a simple Southern summation. Hillary Clinton was extremely careless with our not just classified, but highly classified, information — why not just term this gross negligence? I can tell you, if I were a member of our Armed Services who’s been punished for misuse or mishandling of classified information, I would be filing an appeal. See, in the military, at a minimum, you’ll lose your security clearance; maximum, you’ll face courts-martial punishment.

Comey has said Hillary Clinton is not reasonable — is that who you want as president and commander in chief? And Mrs. Clinton’s actions were not appropriate or acceptable. That follows with Mrs. Clinton’s blatant lie about not having any classified material on her private server — her unclassified, private, personal server. Hillary Clinton stated there was no classified correspondence she emailed — wrong, a lie. Lastly, Comey confirmed Hillary Clinton inappropriately deleted the property of the American people — State Department, work-related emails. We know from the deposition of her closest aide, the daughter of Muslim Brotherhood associates Huma Abedin, that she admitted to burning emails.

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For one, no one even knows who Joe Biden is (Yes, seriously - you should see the polls, and random people asked on the streets - they have no idea who he is). And two, this is a CRIMINAL offense, that deserves JAIL TIME, PERIOD. There's NO spinning around this - Allen West is controlled opposition!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 08, 2016, 06:39:27 pm
Hillary Clinton Blames Whites, Cops for Deaths of Young Black Men

Hillary Clinton used a CNN interview on Friday to completely embrace the Democrats’ claim that white people and cops must change to help reduce the number of African-Americans killed in tense exchanges with cops.
“I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American  families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have ‘The Talk,’ about, you now, how to really protect themselves [from police], when they’re the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with police,” Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

“I’m going to be talking to white people, we’re the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries coming from our African-American fellow citizens,” she said.

“We’ve got to figure out what is happening when routine traffic stops, when routine arrests, escalate into killings … Clearly, there seems to be a terrible disconnect between many police departments and officers and the people they have sworn to protect,” she said.

Federal policing guidelines are needed because “we have 18,000 police departments… [some of which need more training to] go after systemic racism, which is a reality, and to go after systemic bias,” she said.

“We’ve got to start once again respecting and treating each other with the dignity that every person deserves,” she said.

The statement echoed a tweet from Friday morning.

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Hillary Clinton ✔ @HillaryClinton
White Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day.

To win in November, Clinton need a high turnout of African-American voters.

Neither Blitzer nor Clinton suggested that African-American communities have a role in reducing police-encounter deaths, which usually occur in tense engagements between a few cops and a few suspects with extensive criminal histories.

In general, young African-American men are far more likely to commit crimes than young white men, young Asian men or young Latino men. A November 2011 report by the Justice Department showed that young African-American men are just 1 percent of the population, yet are responsible for a disproportionate percentage of murders in the nation.

Clinton suggested that people who disagree with her agenda are racists. “There is so much more to be done… we can’t be engaging in hateful rhetoric or incitement of violence, we need to be bringing people together … we need more love and kindness.”

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/08/hillary-clinton-blame-whites-cops-shooting-deaths-young-black-men/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 13, 2016, 02:00:20 pm
Sanders endorses Clinton, reversing everything he’s said about ‘Wall Street candidate’

Bernie Sanders gave up his presidential campaign and endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton... a direct contradiction with what he has spent the past six months saying.   

https://www.rt.com/news/350861-sanders-clinton-campaign-quotes/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 14, 2016, 11:55:39 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWWdn6vBFiw


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 14, 2016, 02:16:41 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-reportedly-picks-indiana-gov-mike-pence-as-vp-171416958.html
Donald Trump reportedly picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP
7/14/16

NEW YORK — Multiple reports on Thursday indicated that Donald Trump is set to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate, a decision he is expected to formally announce Friday morning.

Citing unnamed sources close to the campaign, both Roll Call and CBS News reported Trump was expected to offer Pence the job in a phone call Thursday afternoon. The New York Times also reported that campaign officials had “signaled” to Republicans in Washington that Pence was Trump’s pick. And the Indianapolis Star, Pence’s hometown paper, also reported the Indiana governor was Trump’s pick, citing unnamed sources.

But Trump campaign officials quickly tried to tamp down those reports. “A decision has not been made by Mr. Trump. He will be making a decision in the future,” Jason Miller, a spokesman for the Republican presidential nominee, said in a message on Twitter. A spokesman for Pence did not respond to an email requesting comment, but the governor’s deputy campaign manager was spotted by reporters on a flight from Indianapolis to New York on Thursday morning.

The Pence pick, if true, would end a whirlwind two weeks in which Trump held what amounted to public auditions for who should be his running mate. Last week, the New York real estate mogul appeared with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker — who subsequently took himself out of the running for the job. That appearance was followed by a joint rally with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Cincinnati, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie introduced Trump at a policy speech Monday in Virginia Beach, Va.

Pence was the last prospective candidate to appear with Trump, joining him on stage Tuesday night at a rally outside Indianapolis. The next morning, Trump met privately with Pence again in Indianapolis — this time joined by his adult children in a flurry of last-minute meetings with prospective running mates.

On Wednesday, a Republican source close to the Trump campaign said most of Trump’s senior advisers, including his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, were urging him to pick Pence, arguing that the former Republican congressman and staunch conservative could help Trump win over mainstream and base Republicans still wary of his candidacy. Manafort had privately expressed concern about whether Christie and Gingrich, two powerful personalities with their own political brands, had the ability to be disciplined team players behind Trump heading into the fall.

But critics were sure to zero in on Pence’s policy differences with Trump. The Indiana governor, who briefly entertained his own run for the presidency before endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz late in the GOP primary, has publicly criticized Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States as “offensive and unconstitutional.” He is also a vocal supporter of free trade and has strongly backed the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership — two trade deals that Trump has repeatedly railed against as “total disasters” for the country.

At the same time, Pence has had a mixed record on the national stage. While polls suggest he is largely unknown to most Americans, Pence made headlines in 2015 when he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that was widely criticized as allowing legal discrimination against gays and lesbians. After a national outcry, including threats from major corporations to stop doing business with Indiana, Pence signed an amended version of the bill. But the controversy soured his relationships with the business community and even many Republicans in the state, who felt Pence had gone too far. The controversial bill is widely viewed as what killed Pence’s initial 2016 presidential aspirations.

Still, the Pence pick could potentially be a boost for Trump’s campaign in Indiana, a crucial swing state, and could also help solidify his standing with evangelicals — a key bastion of voting support for Republicans that Trump desperately needs to turn out this fall.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 15, 2016, 03:31:45 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOF4ghVzUQI


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 18, 2016, 09:01:47 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-says-hillary-clinton-230001736.html
Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Can’t Make Mistakes, But Mike Pence Can

In his first interview with his new running mate, Donald Trump said it was alright for Mike Pence to make a “mistake” in supporting the Iraq War, but not okay for Hillary Clinton to have done the same.

“I don’t care,” Trump said on 60 Minutes when journalist Lesley Stahl asked him about Pence’s support of the war.

“But you’ve used that vote of Hillary’s that was the same as Governor Pence, as the example of her bad judgment,” Stahl pressed.

“Many people have, and frankly, I’m one of the few that was right on Iraq… He’s entitled to make a mistake every once in a while,” Trump said.

“But she’s not?” Stahl asked, referencing Clinton. “No,” Trump responded. “She’s not.”

One of Donald Trump’s favorite cudgels against former Secretary of State Clinton is her vote for the Iraq War when she was a senator from New York, saying it shows a key difference in their decision-making ability that she supported the war and he did not. (Never mind the fact that he told Howard Stern in 2002 that he would support an invasion.)

But Indiana Gov. Pence, Trump’s new running mate, also supported the war at the time. He co-sponsored and voted in favor of the bill authorizing the Iraq War when he was a House representative from Indiana, NBC reports.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 18, 2016, 03:01:41 pm
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/more-business-leaders-lining-behind-000000096.html
Business leaders like Clinton more than Trump
7/18/16

Business leaders aren’t happy with the two leading presidential candidates this year. But given their choices, they seem to be choosing Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.

One prominent business figure will speak during the upcoming Republican National Convention next week: Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist who co-founded PayPal (PYPL). Thiel’s support for Trump is perplexing, since Thiel is gay and Trump’s vice-presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is ardently opposed to gay marriage. Thiel is also a libertarian who supported Ron Paul in 2012.

Other businesspeople scheduled to speak at the convention are unknown to most Americans: Phil Ruffin is a developer who owns the Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas. Tom Barrack is a usually low-key real-estate investor who runs a California private-equity firm called Colony Capital. Dana White is the voluble president of UFC, the mixed-martial arts company recently purchased by an investor group for $4 billion.

Trump has garnered additional support from some well-heeled acquaintances, such as financiers Carl Icahn, John Paulson, Stephen Feinberg, Wilbur Ross and Andy Beal, Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens and GOP fund-raising honcho Woody Johnson, who owns the New York Jets. Such heavyweights have brought Trump’s fundraising pace almost even with Hillary Clinton’s, though she got a strong head start and still maintains an overall fund-raising lead.

In the opposing corner, however, are the 150 technology leaders who publicly declared that Trump would be a terrible president. Senior technologists associated with Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Samsung (005930.KS), Expedia (EXPE), StubHub, Qualcomm (QCOM), Trulia, Cisco (CSCO), MIT and dozens of other organizations recently signed a public letter in the Huffington Post saying, “Trump would be a disaster for innovation.” They claim his efforts to reduce immigration and restrict trade would hamper innovation rather than foster it.

On top of that, corporate America’s two biggest lobbying groups – the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – have railed against Trump’s plans to roll back free-trade deals, hunt down illegal immigrants and build a wall on the Mexican border. Such moves would hurt business at big multinational companies, which, love them or hate them, employ millions and account for a large chunk of US GDP. So the jeers directed at Trump from the business community drown out the occasional cheers.

Decrying Trump isn’t the same thing as endorsing Hillary Clinton, and many businesspeople see her agenda as strangling growth, too. Clinton, for instance, favors more regulation of the energy industry and new fees on financial transactions. Her web site lists dozens of incremental ideas that would impose new rules on businesses that already complain of being overwhelmed with government paperwork. And many of those ideas are similar to ones President Obama has been advocating for eight years, with almost no success getting them through Congress.

But Clinton has something Trump doesn’t: a fairly lengthy list of big-name CEOs who support her publicly. These include famed investor Warren Buffett, Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Marc Benioff of Salesforce (CRM), Reed Hastings of Netflix (NFLX) and Barry Diller of IAC Interactive (IAC). They may not take the stage at the Democratic convention that kicks off in Cleveland on July 25, which will feature big political names such as President Obama, his wife Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former president Bill Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

A lot of other business leaders are simply keeping their mouths shut. CEOs of the 10 largest US companies, for instance – Walmart (WMT), Exxon Mobil (XOM), General Motors (GM) and so on – have had little to say about this year’s election, and have given virtually no money to either candidate. Sometimes the sidelines is the right place to be.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 18, 2016, 07:45:44 pm
5 Faith Facts on Mike Pence: A ‘Born-Again, Evangelical Catholic’

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate.
 
Trump made it official Friday (July 15) — fittingly, in a tweet.

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Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.
10:50 AM - 15 Jul 2016

 Pence became governor of the Hoosier State in 2013. Previously, he had worked as a lawyer, president of the Indiana Policy Review, political talk radio show host and U.S. congressman.
 
He has described himself as a “pretty ordinary Christian” and as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.”
 
But he also once said, “I made a commitment to Christ. I’m a born-again, evangelical Catholic.” That’s not a combination you hear every day, as journalist Craig Fehrman, who has covered the Indiana governor for Indiana Monthly, has pointed out.
 
Here are five faith facts about Pence and how his unusual faith mix has shaped him as a politician.
 
1. He was raised Catholic and later attended an evangelical megachurch.
 
Growing up in an Irish Catholic family that reportedly revered the Kennedys, Pence served as an altar boy and went to parochial school in Columbus, Ind., according to Fehrman.
 
Pence has said he made that “commitment to Christ” while taking part in a nondenominational Christian student group in college, according to the journalist. Pence had told The Indianapolis Star that he and his family attended Grace Evangelical Church in the 1990s, but by 2013, he told Fehrman they were “kind of looking for a church.”
 
2. He supported causes important to evangelicals as a congressman.
 
As a member of the U.S. House from 2000 until his election as governor, Pence had a  “reputation as a culture warrior (that) was unsullied,” according to Roll Call. The website lists his bona fides: He opposed the expansion of abortion rights and federal spending on embryonic stem cell research, pushed a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage and briefly cut off new federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
 
3. He clashed with the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis over refugees.
 
Late last year, Pence clashed with the Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis when he halted state support for efforts to relocate refugees, citing security concerns.
 
The archdiocese defied him by welcoming a Syrian family to the city anyway. In the end, the governor said that while he disagreed with the archdiocese’s action, he would not block food stamps and other state aid for the family.
 
On the other hand, he came out against Trump’s plan to halt all Muslim immigration to the U.S., tweeting last December that “calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.”

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Governor Mike Pence

@GovPenceIN

Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.
10:30 AM - 8 Dec 2015

    11,219 11,219 Retweets
    9,833

Actually it isnt, and has been done many times in the past, even the great  ::) Jimmy Carter has done it.  :P

4. He supports Israel.
 
Pundits have said one reason Trump may pick Pence is that the governor’s strong pro-Israel sentiment would shore up Trump’s shaky relationship with Jewish voters. Speaking before AIPAC in 2009, then-Rep. Pence linked his support for Israel with his faith:
 
“Let me say emphatically, like the overwhelming majority of my constituents, my Christian faith compels me to cherish the state of Israel.”
 
He backed that up last December at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s conference when he said: “Israel’s enemies are our enemies, Israel’s cause is our cause. If this world knows nothing else, let it know this: America stands with Israel.”
 
5. He signed Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law.
 
Last year, Pence found himself at the center of a storm when he supported Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which would have allowed businesses and individuals to refuse to do business with some people based on their own religious beliefs. In his 2016 State of the State address, he added:
 
“I will not support any bill that diminished the religious freedom of Hoosiers or that interferes with the constitutional rights of our citizens to live out their beliefs in worship, service or work. … No one should ever fear persecution because of their deeply held religious beliefs.”
 
His stance on the issue made him the darling of evangelicals and other conservatives, and he signed the bill into law in March. But a week later, he had to sign a revised version after major corporations, organizations and celebrities vowed to boycott Indiana.
 
http://www.christianheadlines.com/news/5-faith-facts-on-mike-pence-a-born-again-evangelical-catholic.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 19, 2016, 12:30:32 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIgeRT-ieNw


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 19, 2016, 01:51:03 pm
http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36832095
US election: Melania Trump 'plagiarised' Michelle Obama
7/19/16

Donald Trump's wife, Melania, took centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations that a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama.

Her speech, which brought the convention to its feet, had themes of inclusivity, honesty and hard work.

Commentators noticed similarities with Mrs Obama's 2008 convention speech.

But Mr Trump's team said Mrs Trump used "common words" and blamed Hillary Clinton for the row.

"There's no cribbing of Michelle Obama's speech," said Paul Manafort, Mr Trump's campaign manager.

"I mean, this is, once again, an example of when a woman threatens Hillary Clinton, how she seeks out to demean her and take her down,'' he added.

It was Mrs Trump's first speech of the campaign and she had the help of a speechwriting team.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus  he did not blame Mrs Trump, but added he would "probably" fire the speechwriter over the controversy.

Earlier, Mr Trump's communications adviser Jason Miller issued a statement saying a "team of writers" used her life's "inspirations" as source material.

Meanwhile Mr Trump himself described her speech as "absolutely incredible".

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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 19, 2016, 09:19:26 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKM0NaUlKCk


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 20, 2016, 01:14:35 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrprHZKN4I


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 20, 2016, 08:34:22 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/sen-cotton-evokes-dick-cheney-000000662.html
7/19/16
Sen. Tom Cotton invokes Dick Cheney, barely mentions Trump

CLEVELAND — Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas may have just given the first speech of the Cotton 2020 campaign for president.

Speaking on the opening night of the Republican convention, the freshman senator talked about the military service of his father and grandfather, and his own tours as an infantryman in Afghanistan and Iraq, attacked President Obama and Hillary Clinton, reached out to independent voters, invoked Dick Cheney and… barely mentioned Donald Trump.

“Help is on the way,” Cotton said, deliberately echoing Cheney’s speech at the 2000 GOP convention.

Cotton made national headlines in 2015, when he wrote a controversial open letter to Iran’s leaders in an apparent effort to kill Obama’s nascent nuclear deal with the so-called Islamic Republic. He has emerged as a insistent critic of the president’s handling of world affairs. Some party insiders thought he might make a good vice presidential candidate as early as 2016.

It wasn’t to be. But Cotton’s speech — a heaping helping of biography, emphasizing military service — suggested that he hasn’t ruled out seeking higher office.

He talked at length about his father’s decision to serve in the military over the objections of his grandfather, also a veteran. He talked about how he left a legal career behind and joined the military himself after 9/11.

“My family isn’t extraordinary; in fact we’re very ordinary,” Cotton told the crowd in Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. “We don’t fight because we hate our enemies, but because we love our country.”

Cotton said handing the presidency to Hillary Clinton would be “unthinkable.”

The United States deserves “a commander-in-chief who speaks of winning wars and not merely ending wars,” he said. “We’d like a commander in chief who calls the enemy by its name, a commander in chief who draws red lines cautiously, but enforces them ruthlessly. And it would be nice to have a commander in chief who can be trusted to handle classified information.”

His lone reference to the “Trump-Pence” administration was to say that they would be better stewards of national security than Clinton.

Notably, Cotton was the first prime-time speaker at the GOP convention to ask for the support for “the millions of independents and Democrats” who want a strong military, an unusual olive branch on a night thick with red-meat attacks on the current administration and its supporters.

And he took pains to counter a favored Democratic attack: that his opposition to the Iran deal amounted to a call for war with Tehran.

“Believe me, no man wants more war if he’s seen the face of war,” Cotton said.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 20, 2016, 08:39:19 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/unconventional-bob-dole-state-republican-000000506.html
Unconventional: Bob Dole on the state of the Republican Party
7/19/16

Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole told Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric that this year’s GOP nominee, Donald Trump, is a “strong leader” but should “tone down his rhetoric and become an inclusive Republican.”

He lamented that Trump has not apologized to Sen. John McCain for saying, one year ago, that McCain is not a war hero because he was captured. Dole said “he was kept in a little cage, he had arms broken. … He’s a war hero if there ever was one.” Dole added that McCain is “not bitter” and will vote for Trump.

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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 20, 2016, 10:25:11 pm
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/lying-ted-cruz-refused-to-endorse-donald-trump-for-president-united-states/

Lying Ted Cruz Refuses To Endorse Donald Trump For President Of The United States

Ted Cruz hit all the right notes tonight by focusing on classic Conservative values. He hammered the Obama administration, hammered Crooked Hillary, and he hammered the encroaching New World Order.

7/20/16

Ted Cruz has showed himself to America tonight as a bitter, self-focused, little man who is about as ungracious a loser as you could possibly imagine.

Amid much speculation, a very bitter Ted Cruz took the stage at the Republican National Convention tonight and shot himself in foot. He refused to endorse the Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, while the frenzied crowd booed him off the stage.

Ted Cruz started by focusing on classic Conservative values. He hammered the Obama administration, hammered Crooked Hillary, and he hammered the encroaching New World Order.  All good stuff.

He got the most applause of his speech when he said “yes, America must build a wall to keep us safe”, one of the cornerstones of Trump’s agenda. “We deserve leaders who stand for principle”, Cruz said, “that is the standard we should expect for everybody.”

Then Cruz took a left turn and never recovered

The crowd was with him for the majority of his talk until they slowly began to realize that he had no intention of endorsing the GOP nominee. At that moment, as Cruz attempted to wrap up his speech, the crowd became overwhelmingly hostile towards him ending with his being booed off in disgrace. See for yourself:

https://youtu.be/3PUSRF9LB50

Ted Cruz broke his promise with malice aforethought:

The pledge that Ted Cruz took last year was not a promise to support the Republican party. It was a promise to support and endorse the nominee. Ted Cruz broke the promise that he never had any intention of keeping.

Ted Cruz has showed himself to America tonight as a bitter, self-focused, little man who is about as ungracious a loser as you could possibly imagine. Not only that, he lied when he said he would support the Republican nominee. Because he certainly has not kept that promise. He did not give the endorsement he promised he would.

Donald Trump was right when he called him ‘Lying Ted’.

America, tonight Ted Cruz showed you his real self. Believe him. And remember that in 2020.

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8 (KJV)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on July 22, 2016, 01:27:48 am
So all of the "they're gonna deny Trump the nomination!" stuff was just wild speculation and hype, I assume? :D

Tell me you'd endorse a man who publicly insulted your wife and insinuated that your father assassinated JFK. Just saying.

You want to talk about a sore loser? Our own governor didn't even bother to make an appearance at the convention...


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 22, 2016, 08:16:32 am
So all of the "they're gonna deny Trump the nomination!" stuff was just wild speculation and hype, I assume? :D

Tell me you'd endorse a man who publicly insulted your wife and insinuated that your father assassinated JFK. Just saying.

You want to talk about a sore loser? Our own governor didn't even bother to make an appearance at the convention...

Yeah, it was all part of fearmongering, and troubling everyone's hearts - we've seen this "Cry wolf" script many times. When all was said and done, and it did was paint the GOP/Trump in a very bad light (not that they've been doing so until now). Also - when I was upstairs, I ended up hearing Trump say that he wants to protect the sodomites from religious "ideology" (doesn't sound like he was talking about Islam here, alone that is). And the theme of his speech was "peace and safety".

BTW - my dad commented how there was just so much darkness surrounding this convention like never before. Pretty much, these conventions are nothing more than high school football pep rallies.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 22, 2016, 05:33:12 pm
Obama to give Mexican president a megaphone against Trump

On the heels of Donald Trump’s acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination, President Obama will give his Mexican counterpart a megaphone Friday to criticize Mr. Trump’s plans to build a border wall and restrict immigration.

Mr. Obama will host Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House for a discussion of trade, border security and efforts to combat drug trafficking.

After their Oval Office meeting, the two leaders will hold a joint press conference, where Mr. Trump is likely to be the elephant in the room. The Republican presidential nominee has built his candidacy partly on anti-immigration rhetoric and his promise to make Mexico pay for a wall along its border with the U.S.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest portrayed the timing of the presidents’ meeting as innocent.

“This is not an unusual occurrence,” he told reporters. “I don’t know exactly how President Pena Nieto plans to address the question about the Republican nominee, but presumably one of you will ask him and give him the opportunity to do so.”

Mr. Obama and Mr. Pena Nieto met last month at a summit in Canada, and Mr. Trump featured prominently in press questions there. At the time, Mr. Pena Nieto criticized the Republican candidate indirectly, saying “isolationism cannot bring prosperity to a society.”

On his website this week, Mr. Trump elaborated on his plans for a wall with Mexico, saying it would cost $5 billion to $10 billion and use the leverage of blocking remittance payments from Mexicans living in the U.S. to their families in Mexico. His plan would include a regulation stating that “no alien may wire money outside of the United States unless the alien first provides a document establishing his lawful presence in the United States.”

“It’s an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year,” Mr. Trump said.

If Mexico doesn’t agree, he said, he would start tougher enforcement of trade rules and cancel travel visas for Mexican nationals.

“Mexico has taken advantage of us in another way as well: gangs, drug traffickers and cartels have freely exploited our open borders and committed vast numbers of crimes inside the United States,” he said. “The United States has borne the extraordinary daily cost of this criminal activity, including the cost of trials and incarcerations. Not to mention the even greater human cost. We have the moral high ground here, and all the leverage.”

Mr. Obama and Mr. Pena Nieto will also discuss deeper cooperation on border security, Mr. Earnest said.

“There’s never been a greater commitment to border security,” Mr. Obama said. “It’s reflected in the numbers that we see of individuals who are apprehended attempting to cross the border. Part of that strategy includes effective coordination with the Mexican government.”

Also on the agenda is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade deal including both nations and 10 other countries around the Pacific Rim.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/21/enrique-pena-nieto-mexicos-president-gets-voice-ag/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 22, 2016, 05:41:31 pm
So all of the "they're gonna deny Trump the nomination!" stuff was just wild speculation and hype, I assume? :D

nope, they really tried to deny him the nomination.

Tell me you'd endorse a man who publicly insulted your wife and insinuated that your father assassinated JFK. Just saying.

Well for starters, TED insulted Trump's wife first. And second, this just goes to show you that Ted is not a real Christian.

Mat 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
Mat 6:15:But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Just saying, and really Ted has been caught in just as may lies as Hillary.

You want to talk about a sore loser? Our own governor didn't even bother to make an appearance at the convention...

Yep, Kasich is a baby, and a closet Liberal.


Oh also, Ted made a promise to endorse who ever won the nomination. Now this pledge was for Donald Trump so that he wouldn't run as a third candidate. Ted never thought that he would have to support Trump. Well there ya go. Ted cannot even keep a simple promise. It wasnt hard, he vote for Trump, was all he had to say. But his PRIDE was in his way. And this will be his down fall. All of his backers has turned from him. Some of his main donors are talking about suing him. His number one Las Vegas  ::) donor tried to attack him after he refused to endorse Trump. This was political suicide for Ted and his goldman sacks wife.

All because so called christian Ted could not forgive.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 22, 2016, 07:45:00 pm
Phil Robertson Has Some Advice for Ted Cruz

The last time "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson delivered a message to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), it was to offer his unwavering support.

Now that the Republican presidential primary is over, he's switched his allegiance to GOP nominee Donald Trump. The small business owner turned reality television star said Thursday he thinks the Texas senator should do the same.

"If I had been Ted—I mean, give me a break, Ted. Go ahead and endorse the man," he told FOX News Channel's FOX and Friends Thursday morning. "I mean, you lost, he won.

"I think Cruz is a terrific guy, a strict constitutionalist. He's not the most bubbly guy I've ever run across, if you understand what I'm sayin'.

"I love that dude, but all the guys who lost—and gals—they all need to swallow their pride and say the people—the Republican Party—has said Donald Trump is the man we want in the White House."

Robertson was also asked to weigh in on Ohio Gov. John Kasich's boycott of the GOP national convention. The Duck Commander patriarch said he's still learning about politics, but still had a valuable message to all of the former presidential candidates.

"They need to learn how to forgive each other, and let's move on," he said. "Get over it and let's move on."

See his full interview below.

http://www.charismanews.com/politics/primaries/58783-phil-robertson-has-some-advice-for-ted-cruz


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 22, 2016, 08:25:03 pm
Democratic Party Bars Two Convention Delegates From Vermont Because They're Men

    DNC replaces two Vermont delegates — because they’re men

    The Democratic National Convention ordered the state party of Vermont to replace two delegates — because they’re men.

    State Sen. Tim Ashe and party insider Ken Dean were ordered to be replaced by the DNC so that the party could achieve a gender balance. Dean and Ashe have filed a formal complaint with the DNC’s credentials committee, according to the Associated Press.

    Dean and Ashe were elected by the people of Vermont to serve as delegates on June 11. Everything was fine until July 5, when the DNC ordered the state party to replace the two men with women.

    This is not gender balance, it’s a false attempt by the DNC to make the party appear more balanced than it is. The people wanted these two men, who are both well-known and respected in the state, to go to the convention. Instead, they will be replaced by two women for the sake of gender balance.

    This shows what a sham the DNC’s alleged moral high ground on gender issues is. The Left constantly complains about there not being enough women in office, but neglect the fact that the people are making the decision. And the people of Vermont chose these two men, but because the DNC wants to be able to hype how diverse and inclusive it is, the men were replaced with women.

This is the sort of backwards thinking that makes Progressives a parody of themselves.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/democratic-party-bars-two-convention-delegates-vermont-theyre-men/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 22, 2016, 10:55:03 pm
Virginia Court Overturns Order That Restored Voting Rights To Felons

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn't have the authority for a blanket restoration of voting rights to the state's felons.

McAuliffe had issued a sweeping executive order in April that affected 206,000 ex-offenders in the state.

In a 4-3 ruling, the state's justices said under the state constitution, McAuliffe didn't have the authority for such a proclamation.

"Never before have any of the prior 71 Virginia Governors issued a clemency order of any kind — including pardons, reprieves, commutations, and restoration orders — to a class of unnamed felons without regard for the nature of the crimes or any other individual circumstances relevant to the request," the majority wrote. "To be sure, no Governor of this Commonwealth, until now, has even suggested that such a power exists. And the only Governors who have seriously considered the question concluded that no such power exists."

rest: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/07/22/487107922/virginia-court-overturns-order-that-restored-voting-rights-to-felons


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 23, 2016, 06:26:48 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/energized-white-supremacists-cheer-trump-convention-message-183705548--election.html
Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message
7/23/16

CLEVELAND (AP) -- They don't like to be called white supremacists.

The well-dressed men who gathered in Cleveland's Ritz-Carlton bar after Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination for president prefer the term "Europeanists," ''alt-right," or even "white nationalists." They are also die-hard Trump supporters.

And far from hiding in chat rooms or under white sheets, they cheered the GOP presidential nominee from inside the Republican National Convention over the last week. While not official delegates, they nevertheless obtained credentials to attend the party's highest-profile quadrennial gathering.

Several gathered in the luxury hotel well after midnight following Trump's Thursday address, a fiery appeal they said helped push the Republican Party closer to their principles.

"I don't think people have fully recognized the degree to which he's transformed the party," said Richard Spencer, a clean-cut 38-year-old from Arlington, Virginia, who sipped Manhattans as he matter-of-factly called for removing African-Americans, Hispanics and Jews from the United States.

Like most in his group, Spencer said this year's convention was his first. On his social media accounts, he posted pictures of himself wearing a red Trump "Make America Great Again" hat at Quicken Loans Arena. And he says he hopes to attend future GOP conventions.

"Tons of people in the alt-right are here," he said, putting their numbers at the RNC this week in the dozens. "We feel an investment in the Trump campaign."

He and his group chatted up convention goers late into the night, including an executive from a major Jewish organization and a female board member of the Republican Jewish Coalition. They sat at the marble bar as Spencer explained his position on blacks, Hispanics and Jews. They challenged him repeatedly and expressed shock at how calmly he dismissed their rejection of his ideals.

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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 24, 2016, 02:23:14 pm
http://www.reasonstovoteforhillary.com/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 24, 2016, 05:21:25 pm
http://www.reasonstovoteforhillary.com/

 :D


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 24, 2016, 05:22:16 pm
HERE IT IS=> Detailed List of Findings in Wikileaks DNC Document Dump

On Friday Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 hacked emails it says are from the accounts of Democratic National Committee officials.

The documents were released just days before the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.

The hacked emails revealed the DNC’s hatred for Bernie Sanders and his movement. The documents reveal the party’s hidden ties with the liberal media. The emails reveal the heights of dishonesty the party will go to to take down Donald Trump.

Now there is a list of a few of the most shocking emails released by Wikileaks.

The list was compiled thanks to the work of Reddit Bernie Sander supporters and Donald Trump supporters:
Hat Tip Steve A.

DNC member killing horses for insurance money.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/578

DNC making fun of black womans name.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/17942

DNC telling each other, “I love you too. no homo.”
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/425

DNC requesting a pull an MSNBC commentary segment.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/6107

DNC controlling the narrative with time released stories.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/12450

DNC conspiring to create false Trump information and release with Reuters.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/7102

DNC Hillary supporters infiltrated Sanders campaign.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/4776

DNC members going to complain to Morning Joe producers about his mentioning of a “rigged system.”
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/8806

DNC discussing their relationship with NBC/MSNBC/CNN and how to get better treatment.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/13762

Super PAC paying young voters to push back online Sanders supporters. Paid shills.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/8351

wasserman schultz socialism

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz having an off the record meeting in MSNBC President Phil Griffin’s office.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/8867

DNC being messed with by the Washington Examiner.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/5304

DNC discussing Hillary’s policies as unfeasible.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/519

$200k for a private dinner with Hillary.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/17287

Offering to send interns out to fake a protest against the RNC.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/13366

Faking outrage and pasting in a video later.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/7102

A mole working inside of the Sanders campaign.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/7793

Bringing up Sanders religion to scare the southern voters.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/11508

Possible money laundering by moving money back and forth to bypass legal limits.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/6230

Politico writer sending his stories to the DNC before he sends them to his editor.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/10808

DNC feeding CNN the questions they want to be asked in interviews.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/4077

Creating a fake job ad for a Trump business to paint him as a sexist.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/12803

Hillary funding 2 million dollars in a cooridanted campaign in battleground states to win back the Senate.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/7784

DNC is upset that their “allies” didn’t send in protestors so they sent out interns.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/13366

“Clinton Foundation quid-pro-quo worries are lingering, will be exploited in general.”
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/8351

$50,000 – Lawrence Benenson.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/14700

Daily Fundraising Report for the DNC.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/2875

Content & Social Strategy Discussion.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/7512
Re: BuzzFeed and DNC connection.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/10933

Draft linking news articles about trump to use as negative press.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/7586

Fwd: State Dinner Countdown.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/1901

Some chick is angry she hasn’t been given more stuff from the Obama administration…might be interesting to follow up.

Re: State Dinner Countdown.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/2946

Tim O’Brien: Trump’s Fixation on Inflating his Net Worth is a Cause for Concern.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/4496

RE: May Fundraising Numbers.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/5615
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/7720

Hillary for America Raised $26.4 Million in April, Began May with More than $30 Million Cash on Hand.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/13986

Re: For approval: Trump supporter graphics.
https://www.wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/788

Press talking points, states Hillary is their candidate, dated May 5, 2016. More of a smoking gun than the ambiguous talk in the emails themselves.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/fileid/5254/2728

Consultant calling megyn kelly a bimbo. Has PDF attached that says the same.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/6087

DNC trying to get away with violating the Hatch Act.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/20148

Democrats using interns to organize fake “protests.”
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/13830

RE: Action on DNC tomorrow (Immigration Raids).
https://www.wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/emailid/9736

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/detailed-list-findings-wikileaks-dnc-document-dump/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: FervorForFaith on July 24, 2016, 08:34:18 pm
nope, they really tried to deny him the nomination.

Come on, man... They probably tried to when he didn't have the delegates yet, but once he reached the threshold, it was over. They couldn't do squat. All of the "their gonna deny him the nomination!" stuff post-Indiana primary was just speculation and hype. If the whole system is rigged from beginning to end and they didn't want Trump in as nominee, he wouldn't have won the delegates necessary. So either it's not rigged and the GOP got stuck with Trump, or he's the guy they wanted all along. I tend to believe the former. If anyone should be mad about being denied their party's nomination, it's crazy Bernie (because it actually happened).



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 25, 2016, 12:03:59 am
Saw this a couple of years ago - this was definitely an eye-opener. Won't give away any spoilers - but with that being said, it's quite shocking Alex Jones is pushing Donald Trump, despite the fact that HE INTERVIEWED Bev Harris on his show to expose the whole rigged voting machines!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFJeVsOy5Xo


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 27, 2016, 12:49:11 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay6lZNVBS4A


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 27, 2016, 06:12:00 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDsrSBFfBfE


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 27, 2016, 07:23:58 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXU9jKsCTSQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnMD6L89w6U


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 27, 2016, 09:35:04 pm
Bernie Sanders Leaves the Democratic Party  :D

The nomination was barely sealed up at the Democratic National Convention before Bernie Sanders, who had campaigned against Hillary Clinton for the party’s nod, went back to being an Independent.

And now, despite pleading with his base to support Hillary, even though they’re concerned that she’s too moderate, Sanders will return to Vermont and to his seat in the Senate, and he’ll do it with no official party affiliation.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was forced to resign as Chairwoman of the DNC after leaked emails revealed she’d tried to keep Sanders from challenging Clinton for the party’s nomination, might even be vindicated—sort of.

Sanders has struggled all along with whether to call himself a Democrat, even ducking the question of his party affiliation, raised by local Vermont media, just days after he declared. He later tried to reinforce that he was, indeed, a Democrat. But Sanders certainly wasn’t a party player—and that’s exactly the concern Wasserman Schultz voiced in the Wikileaks document dump.

    In an April 24 email she received with an article describing the ways Sanders felt the DNC was undermining his campaign, she wrote back, “Spoken like someone who has never been a member of the Democratic Party and has no understanding of what we do.”

If Wasserman Schultz’s job was to ensure that a Democrat got the Democratic party nomination, then she might have been doing her job correctly (even if Bernie’s supporters would disagree).

There’s the additional complication, of course, that Wasserman Schultz was a vocal Clinton supporter, a Clinton surrogate and is now a senior adviser to the campaign, as she’s been officially booted from her DNC duties. But if anyone is vindicating her position, it’s Sanders, dumping the Democratic party as soon as it was no longer useful.

http://heatst.com/politics/bernie-sanders-leaves-the-democratic-party/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 27, 2016, 09:39:56 pm
WikiLeaks Releases Hacked Audio of US Democratic Party Voicemails

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXk4E_LS33Q

After releasing nearly 20,000 emails from the US Democratic National Committee, WikiLeaks has dumped audio recordings from the organization.

The new release includes 29 voice messages pulled from the emails of high-ranking DNC officials, totaling 14 minutes.

The emails released over the weekend showed that officials within the ostensibly neutral organization had a clear bias toward former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Sanders supporters were outraged, and the embarrassment forced DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign ahead of this week's convention. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has pointed out, however, that her replacement has been shown to be equally guilty of anti-Sanders bias.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had promised the release of more documents.

The latest release comes on the same night that US President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the convention.

Sputnik is in the process of delving into this new release, and will update our readers as revelations emerge.

http://sputniknews.com/us/20160728/1043695928/wikileaks-audio-recording-release.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 27, 2016, 10:19:56 pm
I didn't realize it until tonight (when I was listening to a preacher's sermon) - sodomite Peter Thiel (one of PayPal's founders) got a standing ovation when he spoke at the RNC last week.

Ultimately, won't matter who gets elected. Just stay in THE BOOK!


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on July 27, 2016, 10:45:40 pm
Quote
US President Obama: 'Our power doesn't come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order as long as we do things his way. We don't look to be ruled'

 :D  ;D  :D


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7Wb1Dg7YBhU/TocRr91CC9I/AAAAAAAAHqw/9aMf2w_AOFY/s400/kettle-black.jpg)


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 30, 2016, 09:26:59 pm
https://gma.yahoo.com/mark-cuban-voting-hillary-clinton-thinks-too-162406658--abc-news-topstories.html
Mark Cuban Is Voting for Hillary Clinton and Thinks You Should Too
7/30/16

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says he's voting for Hillary Clinton and thinks you should too.

The Dallas Mavericks owner and TV personality tweeted his support for the Democratic presidential nominee on Friday, vowing to do his "best to convince" everyone he knows to also vote for the former secretary of state in the November election.

Cuban wrote the tweet in reply in response to a Twitter user who asked him if he planned to vote for Clinton or not at all, after the "Shark Tank" star posted a tweet about Donald Trump saying, "This guy should be commander in chief?"

Just last month, Cuban said on FOX Business that "there’s a good chance I'll vote for Donald Trump" if Clinton picks Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. The former secretary of state ultimately chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. Cuban also predicted that Clinton would win the presidential election in "a landslide."

Mark Cuban Said He Was ‘Wide Open’ to Discussing VP Spot With Clinton and Trump

In an earlier interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" in May, Cuban said he was open to running for vice president with either Clinton or Trump. The billionaire also described his political affiliation as "fiercely independent."

But it wasn't that long ago that Cuban was fully backing the Republican presidential nominee. Trump hosted one of his largest campaign rallies last September at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, home to the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars.

A couple months earlier, Cuban called the real estate mogul "the best thing to happen to politics in a long time."

"I have to honestly say he is probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long time," Cuban said in a statement last July on Cyber Dust, the private-messaging app he created.

"I don't care what his actual positions are, I don't care if he says the wrong thing," he continued. "He says what's on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years."

In another blast to his followers on his Cyber Dust app, Cuban said a month later that he wants to be a Republican but he disagrees with the GOP on most social issues and the party is a mess.

"I would prefer to be a Republican," Cuban wrote. "The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every Presidential election until this changes."

He continued: "The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership. They want dogma. They want conformity. They want to conserve their romanticized past. That's a shame. I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better."


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 31, 2016, 09:28:15 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/hispanics-see-shift-trumps-immigration-122213316.html
8/1/16
Trump backers claim shift in his immigration rhetoric

CLEVELAND (AP) — As he turns his attention to the general election, Donald Trump is signaling that he is ready to tone down his fiery rhetoric on illegal immigration — at least behind closed doors.

At the same time, Republican officials appear eager to push him in a more moderate direction, telling Hispanics that he has abandoned his divisive primary pledge to deport the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally — even if Trump hasn't said so publicly himself.

"Trump has already said that he will not do massive deportations," Helen Aguirre Ferre, the Republican National Committee's director of Hispanic communications, told reporters at a Spanish-language briefing at the party's convention two weeks ago. Instead, she said, "he will focus on removing the violent undocumented who have criminal records and live in the country."

It's a statement that may come as a surprise to Trump's legion of loyal followers, many of whom were first drawn to Trump because of his hard-line views on immigration and border security. Trump has vowed to build a wall along the length of the southern border and use a "deportation force" to track down and deport anyone in the country illegally.

"You're going to have a deportation force, and you're going to do it humanely," Trump said in a TV interview last fall. He estimated in a separate interview that the process would take between 18 months to two years.

But those who would like to see Trump move in a more inclusive direction say that Trump has indicated that he no longer advocates that plan. As evidence, they point to several vague sentences from an interview Trump gave earlier this summer to Bloomberg News during a whirlwind trip to Scotland to visit his golf courses.

"President Obama has mass deported vast numbers of people — the most ever, and it's never reported. I think people are going to find that I have not only the best policies, but I will have the biggest heart of anybody," Trump told the outlet. Pressed on whether he would issue "mass deportations," Trump responded: "No, I would not call it mass deportations."

"We are going to get rid of a lot of bad dudes who are here," he was quoted as saying.

It remains unclear whether Trump was taking rhetorical or ideological issue with the phrase, and Trump has not made similar comments at any point since. Asked how he would manage the deportations at a press conference in Florida Wednesday, Trump said only, "We're going to have a whole policy on that over the next three weeks."

This kind of ambiguity is not unusual for Trump, whose vague statements often leave room for numerous, sometimes conflicting interpretations.

But for some who are supporting Trump and want to see him moderate, the meaning is clear.

"Two or three weeks ago, (Trump) conceded in an interview in Bloomberg in which he said the term 'massive deportation' is not used by him, and it was planted by a journalist," said the head of Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Alfonso Aguilar, who recently signed a letter along with several other Latino conservatives endorsing Trump.

Aguilar said that he had seen in Trump's comments "something very interesting, which can be the beginning of an openness toward the center on immigration. He said he wants to remove only people with criminal record, not people without criminal record. It could be the openness toward a legalization."

A similar interpretation has also developed among Hispanic and religious leaders who have met with Trump privately in recent months. Trump, they say, has been signaling that he is open to embracing a less punitive immigration policy that focuses on "compassion" along with the rule of law. Seizing on what they see as an opportunity to steer the candidate, several have formed an informal advisory committee that has been working on a series of recommendation they hope to Trump will consider.

"He realizes that there are a lot of good people that are in the shadows. He wants some proposals on how to work on that," said Ohio-based televangelist Frank Amedia, who is helping to lead the effort.

Hillary Clinton told "Fox News Sunday" that her priority if elected would be to deport violent criminals and those linked to terrorism.

"But don't go rounding up hard working mothers and fathers, taking them out of the factories or the hotels or the homes where they're working, making them disappear and leaving their children alone," she said. "That doesn't make any sense to me."



A record 27.3 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in the 2016 presidential elections, according to the Pew Research Center. While much of Trump's backing comes from white males, he could gain an advantage in a tightening race if he makes gains with this critical demographic.

Trump, Amedia said, has expressed interests in a plan that would quickly deport "the undesirables" from the country. But the group has also been exploring various options to deal with the millions of otherwise law-abiding immigrants living in the shadows, who are often afraid to report crimes or abuse for fear of deportation.

"It's not satisfactory for them to stay in that position," Amedia said. "They too need to have a recourse where they can walk out of the shadows and into the light."

Pastor Herman Martir, the president Asian Action Network, who is also involved in the effort, said that after meeting recently with the candidate to discuss his community's concerns, he expects to see a "change of tone in terms of being inclusive."

"I think because of that dialogue, he understood the need to put together something that will work for everybody," he said. "The approach is more compassionate, not so much about gathering everyone and pushing them aside and turning them back."


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 02, 2016, 11:33:45 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/richard-hanna-vote-clinton-trump-000000778.html
8/2/16
GOP congressman: I’m voting for Clinton

Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y., broke party ranks Tuesday and announced that he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

“While I disagree with her on many issues, I will vote for Mrs. Clinton,” he wrote in an op-ed on Syracuse.com.

There have been several high-profile critics of Donald Trump among Republican members of Congress, including some who said they would not vote for their own party’s nominee in the general election. However, Hanna is the first to say he would cast his ballot for Trump’s Democratic opponent.

In a separate interview with Syracuse.com, Hanna said his decision was motivated by Trump’s recent comments about a Muslim American family whose son heroically died in the Iraq War in 2004. The soldier’s father, Khizr Khan, passionately criticized Trump during last week’s Democratic National Convention. Trump pushed back in interviews and on Twitter, questioning why Khan’s wife was silent during the speech.

“I saw that and felt incensed,” Hanna told the outlet of Trump’s response. “I was stunned by the callousness of his comments.”

He added: “I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?”

The moderate, upstate New York congressman announced at the end of last year that he would retire at the end of his 2016 term.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 02, 2016, 11:52:38 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/senate-republicans-spot-over-trump-comments-khan-072309666--election.html?ref=gs
8/2/16
Senate Republicans on the spot over Trump comments on Khan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The uproar over Donald Trump's criticism of a bereaved Army family put vulnerable GOP senators in a tight spot, underscoring anew the political challenges created for Republicans by their newly minted presidential nominee. And with the general election campaign now squarely underway, the firestorm over Trump's attacks on the Khan family is likely just a taste of trials to come as Republicans negotiate how closely to align with their volatile nominee.

Senate Republicans running for re-election weighed in one after another Monday to condemn Trump's repeated attacks on the parents of slain U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, with former prisoner of war Sen. John McCain of Arizona leading the charge. And in an op-ed Tuesday, a New York congressman became the first House Republican to announce that he would vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton.

McCain issued a lengthy statement insisting that Trump has no right "to defame those who are the best among us" and pleading: "I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates."

Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa said Trump's comments "are not in line with my own beliefs about how the members of the military and their families should be treated."

Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina said that "Captain Khan is an American hero in every sense of the term and the Khans deserve our sincerest gratitude."

Yet as Democrats were quick to point out, most of the Republicans criticizing Trump had already declared their plans to vote for him for president, and despite their collective outrage, none of them withdrew their support. Several, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, avoided mentioning the billionaire by name.

President Barack Obama weighed in on Tuesday, declaring that Trump is unfit to be president and questioning why GOP leaders including Ryan and McConnell continue to support him.

"There has to be a point at which you say this is not somebody I can support for president of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party," Obama said at a White House news conference. "And the fact that that has not yet happened makes some of these denunciations ring hollow."

The furor surrounds Trump's accusations against Khizr and Ghazala Khan, whose son was killed in Iraq in 2004. Trump complained that Khizr Khan was "viciously attacking" him by appearing on stage at last week's Democratic National Convention holding up a copy of the Constitution, questioning whether Trump had even read it and asserting the billionaire had sacrificed nothing. Trump has responded by insisting he had made sacrifices and questioning why Ghazala Khan did not speak on stage, which she later said was because she was too bereaved.

It's just the latest Trump-created conundrum for Republican senators who need support from Trump's enthusiastic backers to win re-election, but risk alienating moderate Republicans, independents, minorities and women if they embrace the GOP nominee too closely.

"There's no question that Donald Trump is making it very difficult for House and Senate candidates who are running on the ballot in November," said Brian Walsh, a GOP strategist and former spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. "In an ideal world we would have a candidate who would appropriately recognize his comments and apologize for them, but that's not the situation right now."

Writing in the Syracuse Post-Standard, GOP Rep. Richard Hanna said it's not enough to denounce Trump's comments. "He is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country." The lawmaker, who has announced his retirement, said that while he disagrees with Clinton on many issues, "I trust she can lead."

Candidates have also wrestled with whether to appear alongside Trump when he campaigns in their states. When Trump appeared Monday in Columbus, Ohio, vulnerable GOP Sen. Rob Portman was not on-hand; aides said he was doing previously scheduled events related to opioid legislation he has sponsored, although his schedule appeared to have him near-by. Grassley's aides also cited scheduling conflicts as the reason Grassley did not attend Trump events in Iowa last week.

Burr, on the other hand, joined Trump on the campaign trail in Winston-Salem, North Carolina last week, and other campaigns, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's, have said they're open to joint appearances with Trump. Trump is backed by all but two vulnerable GOP senators — Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who is still in a "wait and see" mode, and Mark Kirk of Illinois, who withdrew his endorsement after Trump's attacks on a U.S. judge of Mexican heritage.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 02, 2016, 06:21:22 pm
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/anti-trump-republicans-begin-lining-up-behind-clinton/ar-BBva5vt?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
8/2/16
Anti-Trump Republicans Begin Lining Up Behind Clinton



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 02, 2016, 10:00:34 pm
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/anti-trump-republicans-begin-lining-up-behind-clinton/ar-BBva5vt?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
8/2/16
Anti-Trump Republicans Begin Lining Up Behind Clinton




#NeverTrump Kansas GOP Lawmaker Loses Primary to Pro-Trump Challenger


#NeverTrump Republican Tim Huelskamp was defeated Tuesday night in the Kansas primary.

Pro-Trump challenger Roger Marshall is up by 14% with 602 of 1338 precincts reporting.


Oops.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/nevertrump-ks-lawmaker-loses-primary-pro-trump-upstart/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 03, 2016, 08:44:52 am
https://www.yahoo.com/news/backlash-kansas-ousts-least-11-conservative-lawmakers-095627942.html
Backlash in Kansas ousts at least 11 conservative lawmakers
8/3/16

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Senate leader and at least 10 other conservative Kansas legislators have lost their seats as moderate Republicans made GOP primary races a referendum on education funding and the state's persistent budget woes.

Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce was among the lawmakers ousted amid a backlash against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies.

The voting occurred against the backdrop not only of the state's fiscal woes but ongoing legal and political disputes over funding for public schools. The state Supreme Court could rule by the end of the year on whether the Legislature is shorting schools on their state aid by hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

Kansas has struggled to balance its budget since the GOP-dominated Legislature slashed personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 at Brownback's urging to stimulate the economy. That's created concerns among educators about future spending on schools, even as many Republicans see the $4 billion-plus a year the state now spends as generous.

Bruce, from Nickerson, fell in his south-central Kansas district to Ed Berger, former president of Hutchinson Community College.

Bruce was a particular target because of his visibility as the Senate's No. 2 leader. He also had disagreements with the Senate's top leader, President Susan Wagle, of Wichita. Bruce is closer to Brownback than Wagle is.

"He seemed to care more about what the Brownback administration wanted rather than what the people he represented wanted," said Mary Dondlinger, an 80-year-old retired Hutchinson teacher and Republican who voted for Berger.

Five other conservative senators lost in races that spanned the state. So did five conservative House members, all of them from affluent Kansas City-area suburbs in Johnson County, the state's most populous, where voters have cherished good public schools for decades.

Wagle issued a statement saying that while some statistics show a better economy in Kansas — Brownback and his aides cite low unemployment, for example — such data "do not reflect how everyday Kansans view the direction of the state."

Bruce leaned partly on his record as a strong advocate of gun rights, having been the key backer of successful legislation to allow Kansans to carry concealed weapons without a state permit. Steve Brady, a 54-year-old Hutchinson business owner, said he voted for Bruce because he "is doing more positive things."

But the primary results suggested many Republicans were unhappy.

"Too many Kansans still feel that the sun is not rising for them and their families, despite what some leaders tell them," Wagle said.


Besides Bruce, the conservative senators who were unseated were Tom Arpke, of Salina; Forrest Knox, of Altoona; Jeff Melcher, of Leawood; Larry Powell, of Garden City; and Greg Smith, of Overland Park. All are Brownback allies.

Some Brownback critics focused more on the Republican primary for House seats. Ousting conservatives would further their goal of building a governing coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats on key education and budget issues.

The House conservatives who lost Republican primaries were Rob Bruchman, of Leawood; Brett Hildabrand, of Shawnee; Jerry Lunn, of Overland Park; Charles Macheers, of Shawnee; and Craig McPherson, of Overland Park.

Three other conservative Republicans trailed, but their races were close. They were Will Carpenter, of El Dorado; Kasha Kelley, of Arkansas City; and Connie O'Brien, of Tonganoxie.

Democratic Rep. Ben Scott, of Topeka, lost his seat to a former state lawmaker and Topeka-area political veteran, Vic Miller. The district has no GOP candidate in November.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 05, 2016, 07:10:43 am
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/did-paul-ryan-just-predict-that-clinton-will-win-in-a-landslide/ar-BBvh2eB?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
8/5/16
Did Paul Ryan just predict that Clinton will win in a landslide?

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) sent an urgent fundraising appeal Thursday evening that warned: “If we fail to protect our majority in Congress, we could be handing President Hillary Clinton a blank check.”

Whether or not it was intentional, the phrase “blank check” has a political echo — one that suggests a deep fear by congressional Republicans that a sinking presidential candidate could take their majorities in the House and Senate with him, and that they are getting ready to desert him.

It goes back 20 years, to an infamous chapter in internecine Republican politics. In the weeks before the 1996 presidential election, as it became clearer and clearer that GOP nominee Bob Dole would not defeat incumbent president Bill Clinton, Republican operatives began urging their struggling congressional candidates to begin making the argument: “Let’s not give Clinton a blank check.”

In late October of that year, the National Republican Congressional Committee spent $4 million on television ads in 50 congressional districts where races were close. The final shot was of a blank check hovering over the Capitol dome. It was signed: “American taxpayer.”

For Dole, the implication that even his own party had given up on him was a devastating blow.

One of Dole’s top strategists that year was Paul Manafort, who is now Trump’s campaign chairman. Dole’s personal assistant was Michael Glassner, who has worked for Trump’s campaign for more than a year. A number of other Dole staffers now work for Trump.

Ryan used the words “blank check” at least three times Thursday, as Trump sat below Clinton in the polls and continued to deal with the aftermath of controversies of his own making. This week, Trump refused to endorse Ryan in the Wisconsin Republican primary and praised Ryan’s underdog opponent, Paul Nehlen. It was a snub that angered many Republican leaders.

“I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country,” Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday. “We need very strong leadership. We need very, very strong leadership. And I’m just not quite there yet. I’m not quite there yet.”

Trump’s campaign and Ryan’s office have yet to respond to requests for comment. Katie Martin, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, said the historical comparison is unfair.

“There is no news here, nothing to read into, no secret message about the upcoming elections,” Martin said in an email. “The possibility of giving Hillary Clinton a Congress led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be an unmitigated disaster for the American people — as it was 8 years ago with President Obama.”

In the 1996 election, Republicans lost nine seats but managed to hold the House, the first time they had done so in consecutive elections in more than 60 years. This year, Republicans have a bigger cushion — their strongest House majority since 1930.

However, they also have a standard-bearer who is far more toxic. In 1996, Dole was viewed positively by most voters, even as he lost. Trump, on the other hand, has the most unfavorable ratings of any candidate ever to lead a major party ticket since the advent of polling.

Ryan’s first use of the term “blank check” came during an interview with WTAQ radio in Green Bay, Wis., where Trump will hold a rally Friday night. Host Jerry Bader pressed Ryan on his support for Trump, despite the nominee’s ongoing controversial utterances. Ryan said he would remain behind Trump while continuing to speak out when he disagrees with him.

When asked whether there would ever be a point at which he would abandon Trump, Ryan said of his endorsement: “None of these things are ever blank checks.”

It was the standout line of the interview and appeared in numerous headlines. Hours later, the words popped up twice in Ryan’s fundraising appeal that was sent to email addresses collected during Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s failed presidential campaign.

The email reads: “96 days — that’s all the time we have left before Americans head to the polls on Election Day, and much more is at stake than the presidency. If we fail to protect our majority in Congress, we could be handing President Hillary Clinton a blank check.”

Clinton in the White House and Nancy Pelosi as the House speaker “would truly be devastating for our great nation,” the email continues, and it urges donations of $25 to $100.

The email is signed “Speaker Paul Ryan” and includes this P.S.: “We cannot afford to give Hillary Clinton a blank check if she’s elected president. We need a strong, conservative majority in Congress as our last line of defense.”

Mike DeBonis contributed to this report.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 05, 2016, 07:57:03 pm
Will Barack Obama Try To Stay In Office If Donald Trump Wins The Election?

If Donald Trump wins in November, will Barack Obama leave office and hand over power in an orderly fashion? Normally we would not even have to ask such a question, but these are not normal times. This week, Obama publicly stated that Trump “is unfit to serve as President” and that he is “woefully unprepared to do this job“. In addition, he told the press that Trump “doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world.” If Obama really believes those things are true, would he really just stand aside and hand the keys to the White House to Trump?

Never before have I ever heard a sitting president claim that one of the major party candidates could not function as president. But that is what Obama has just done. The following is an excerpt from a transcript of remarks made by Obama earlier this week that comes directly from the official White House website. I have highlighted certain phrases in bold text, because I want you to truly consider the implications of what he is saying here…

    But there have been Republican Presidents with whom I disagreed with, but I didn’t have a doubt that they could function as President. I think I was right, and Mitt Romney and John McCain were wrong on certain policy issues, but I never thought that they couldn’t do the job. And had they won, I would have been disappointed, but I would have said to all Americans they are — this is our President, and I know they’re going to abide by certain norms and rules and common sense, will observe basic decency, will have enough knowledge about economic policy and foreign policy and our constitutional traditions and rule of law that our government will work, and then we’ll compete four years from now to try to win an election.

    But that’s not the situation here. And that’s not just my opinion; that is the opinion of many prominent Republicans. There has to come a point at which you say, enough.

Earlier today, I came across an outstanding article by Joseph Farah of WND in which he summarized the claims that Obama was making against Trump…

    He said Trump would not abide by “norms and rules and common sense.”
    He questioned whether he would “observe basic decency” should he reach the Oval Office.
    He said he would have been disappointed to lose the elections of 2008 and 2012, but never doubted whether his rivals in those elections, John McCain and Mitt Romney, could function as president or had the knowledge to make government work. “That’s not the situation here,” he added.
    He added Trump “doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding, to occupy the most powerful position in the world.”
    He said he was “woefully unprepared to do this job.”
    Obama said Trump lacked knowledge about Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

This is some extremely strong language, and I truly wish one of the reporters at the press conference would have asked one incredibly important follow up question.

Will Barack Obama try to stay in office if Donald Trump wins the election?

In his article, Joseph Farah raised the same issue…

    If no one else will ask the question, I will: “Mr. President, if Donald Trump wins the election to become the next president of the United States, will you willingly and peacefully leave office and cooperate fully with the transition of power the way all of your predecessors in the White House have done in the past?”

    It’s a simple question that needs to be asked and answered – given Obama’s highly inflammatory rhetoric over the last week.

Like Farah, I believe that it is a fair question.

If Barack Obama truly believes all of the things he said about Donald Trump, does he also believe that he has a responsibility to keep Donald Trump from taking office?

Absent a major national emergency of some sort, this would be very difficult for Obama to do. But if there were some sort of enormous national crisis between now and next January, Barack Obama could potentially employ some of the extraordinary emergency powers that have been endowed on the office of the president over the past several decades.

There is not a single statute, regulation, executive order or presidential directive that contains all of the powers that a president would possess during a major national emergency. Rather, these powers have been layered on top of one another for a very long period of time, and they come from literally dozens of different laws, regulations, court decisions, executive orders and presidential directives.

One document that I would refer you to is National Security Presidential Directive 51 which was put into effect during the Bush administration. It is all about “national continuity policy” and it defines a “catastrophic emergency” as “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions”.

In such a scenario, the president would have almost unlimited power, and he would wield enormously powerful executive orders such as this one. If there was a big enough emergency, the president would potentially be able to declare martial law, suspend elections and essentially become a dictator.

Let us hope that we never see such a thing play out in the United States of America.

For the moment, there is not much of a threat that Obama will try to stop Trump from taking office because Hillary Clinton has jumped out to a huge lead in the latest McClatchy-Marist poll…

    The former secretary of State gained ground in the McClatchy-Marist poll, and Trump lost support. Clinton had the support of 48% of those surveyed, and Trump had 33%. Last month, Clinton had 42% while Trump had 33%.

    When third-party candidates are included, Clinton’s lead held strong. She had 45%, and Trump had 31%, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 10% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 6%.

And the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that Clinton is leading Trump by a 47 percent to 38 percent margin.

One thing that I found interesting about both of these polls is that they show two third party candidates gaining ground. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll had Gary Johnson with 10 percent support and Jill Stein at five percent.

Jill Stein is still behind Johnson at this point, but she is potentially the much stronger candidate. If she starts to catch fire with Bernie Sanders supporters, she could possibly even hit the 15 percent threshold for being invited to participate in the upcoming presidential debates.

And Donald Trump certainly needs something to change about this race, because right now he is really struggling.

But there is a long way to go until November, and as we have seen, anything is likely to happen in this election cycle.

http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/will-barack-obama-try-to-stay-in-office-if-donald-trump-wins-the-election


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 05, 2016, 09:11:32 pm
Or what if Hillary wins? Is it a coincidence that Alex Jones and the "truth" movement are backing Donald Trump? They go from Ron Paul to Donald Trump? Seriously?

Who knows, but Jones and these "truth" movement leaders are trying to stir up the pot within the whole "patriot" movement (which is Jesuit infiltrated to begin with).


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 05, 2016, 09:19:40 pm
Quote
Earlier today, I came across an outstanding article by Joseph Farah of WND in which he summarized the claims that Obama was making against Trump…

    He said Trump would not abide by “norms and rules and common sense.”
    He questioned whether he would “observe basic decency” should he reach the Oval Office.
    He said he would have been disappointed to lose the elections of 2008 and 2012, but never doubted whether his rivals in those elections, John McCain and Mitt Romney, could function as president or had the knowledge to make government work. “That’s not the situation here,” he added.
    He added Trump “doesn’t have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding, to occupy the most powerful position in the world.”
    He said he was “woefully unprepared to do this job.”
    Obama said Trump lacked knowledge about Europe, the Middle East and other parts of Asia.

Wow - this article from this "independent" news source is BIASED! Have they heard comments from REPUBLICANS against Trump? John McCain, Paul Ryan, Bobby Jindal, Chuck Grassley, Ted Cruz, Bob Dole, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the list goes on. Or how about the growing list of "Republicans for Hillary", which includes former Bush cabinet members, a lot of corporate execs (ie, Meg Whitman), former national security people, etc (all of whom normally "endorse" Republicans like knowing how to tie their shoelaces).

This whole "truth" movement media is showing their disinfo roots now.

Yeah, whatever happened to Ron Paul? Or even Rand Paul? Or Jesse Ventura?


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 06, 2016, 05:10:30 pm
Expert Analysis Finds Hillary Clinton’s Recent Seizures a Sign of Brain Damage

THE PRESSURE IS TOO MUCH…
Recent videos call Hillary Clinton’s physical and mental stability is in question.

Although this was ignored by the liberal media Hillary Clinton appeared to have suffered a seizure after her DNC Convention speech in Philadelphia–

(http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/hillary-gif-seizure.gif)

Hillary about jumped out of her skin when the balloons dropped.

This comes after a previous bizarre moment a week earlier at a campaign stop.
Notice how even the reporters were stunned by her behavior–

https://youtu.be/lJjHTeo6mVw

Then this week Hillary suffered a breakdown on TV.
It was weird.

Mike Cernovich at Danger and Play reported:

Hillary Clinton recently had a breakdown on TV. The media is of course covering this up rather than having an expert medical panel on to discuss her health. Yet what happened to Hillary was obviously a sign of a head injury and stroke.

When a protester appears, Hillary freezes. In psychology you learn that the flight-or-fight response is a myth. A stressful situation trigger a fight, flight, or freeze response.

“Freeze” is what we mean by saying someone has a “deer in the head lights look.” A prey animal freezes when it senses danger it cannot overcome and thus does not risk running away from. By freezing the deer hopes to not be seen.

Yet freezing is an instinctual response, as anyone who has driven a car through deer land knows. When you drive, your headlights hit a deer, it stops. Your choice is to keep driving or to swerve away, risking your own life.

Hillary’s health problems are well-known among the Secret Service.

While still FROZEN, Hillary is rescued by a male Secret Service agent, who reassures her, “You’ll be OK.”…

…Hillary has suffered a brain injury during a fall. She either had a stroke, causing her to fall, or the fall caused her stroke. (Doctors were unsure whether the fall was the cause or effect of the stroke.)

Hillary still suffers seizures.

Read the rest here. http://www.dangerandplay.com/2016/08/06/hillary-clinton-stroke-seizure-coughing-fits/

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/expert-analysis-finds-hillary-clintons-recent-seizures-sign-brain-damage/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqbDBRWb63s


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 06, 2016, 05:59:40 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/06/military-community-split-over-trump-feud-with-khans.html
8/6/16
Military community split over Trump's feud with Khans

NORFOLK, Va. –  Robin Starck is a retired submarine commander who still lives in the shadow of America's largest naval base, and he's heard all the shouting about Donald Trump and his tangle with the parents of a U.S. Army officer killed in Iraq.

Doesn't matter. He's still for Trump.

"Trump goes to the extreme," said Starck, 79. "Sometimes he goes off the wall." But he added, "I don't see myself changing my mind."

The Hampton Roads area of Virginia — home not only to Naval Station Norfolk, but a vast collection of defense contractors, including the shipyards that build America's aircraft carriers — has been a Trump stronghold. The New York billionaire won most of the counties that make up the area along the James River in Virginia's March 1 primary.

It's the sort of place where Trump's days of criticism of Khizr and Ghazala Khan, a Muslim-American family whose son, Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed while serving in Iraq in 2004, might be expected to alienate people, many with deep and personal ties to the military.

But Starck is one of several interviewed by The Associated Press this past week who said they have other concerns that are keeping them loyal to Trump, among them picking a conservative Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia and getting rid of President Barack Obama's health care law, which Hillary Clinton pledges to defend.

The fight with the Khans was a "big mistake," Starck said, but it was also blown out of "proportion."

The feud was set off when Khizr Khan, his wife silent at his side, denounced Trump from the stage of the Democratic National Convention for his views about Muslims. Trump responded angrily and would not back down even as many Republicans expressed revulsion that he would fight with the family of a slain soldier.

Jacob Jeske, 28, a commercial diver from Portsmouth, said the episode was not a "big deal to me."

"He means well," Jeske said. "He's just going by his emotions. He's not sitting there and thinking about it."

Jeske believes a Trump presidency would mean more work for him, given the candidate's promises to invest deeply in the military. As a diver, Jeske often makes his living by helping to maintain Navy ships.

"Trump knows that the military comes first, before any refugees or anyone else," he said.

Richard Cormier, 61, a civilian doctor on a Navy supply ship, agrees.

"If he's going to build a strong military, all the other issues go away," said Cormier, who is stationed in Norfolk. "That directly bears on my job. I don't even watch the news anymore, because it's all mudslinging and people getting shot."

Not all said they could look past Trump's fight with the Khans, joining with the many senior Republicans who condemned his remarks and urged him to apologize. Republican Scott Taylor, a former Navy SEAL who is running for Congress in Hampton Roads, is one.

"Donald Trump's back and forth engagements with the Khans are counterproductive," Taylor said this past week in a statement. "I encourage him to sincerely apologize to them and to end this issue now."

Another is James Atticus Bowden, a retired Army officer and the president of a defense consulting company, who said Trump was "classless to fuss at a Gold Star family" and should "just keep his mouth shut."

But Bowden, who supported Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in Virginia's primary and is still undecided about whom to vote for in November, said his bigger concern is Trump's lack of military service. Trump received five draft deferments during the Vietnam era, one of which stemmed from temporary bone spurs in his feet.

"He was a draft dodger when he could have served and should have served," said Bowden, who lives in Poquoson, Virginia.

Carolyn Hersh, 52, a psychotherapist from Portsmouth, said she can no longer vote for Trump after the Khan controversy.

"He shouldn't have taken it personally," said Hersh, whose husband is a former Navy doctor. "Coming from a military community, that was just (too much)."

But voting for Clinton is not an option for Hersh. She said she has too many concerns about the economy, which include government spending on entitlement programs, to cast her ballot for the Democratic nominee.

"I would have voted for him a couple weeks ago — not happily, but I would have," Hersh said of Trump. "I've never not voted. But that's something that's on the table."


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 07, 2016, 01:16:50 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVrYpFJNl2k


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 07, 2016, 06:23:54 pm
SHOCK PHOTO: Multiple staffers help unstable Hillary up stairs

The questionable health condition of Hillary Clinton should be a major issue of the 2016 campaign.

The latest evidence comes in the form of Clinton being helped up a set of stairs by multiple individuals outside what appears to be a home.

The photos, published by Reuters and Getty, show the 68-year-old candidate with aides holding her arms as she ascends the stairs.

(http://i2.wp.com/www.dangerandplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Hillary-being-helped-up-stairs-stroke.jpg?w=430)

The other shows as she makes it to the top, but not without assistance.

(http://i2.wp.com/www.dangerandplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Hillary-stroke-doctor.jpg?resize=768%2C591)

At what point is the mainstream media going to question Clinton’s health status?

http://theamericanmirror.com/shock-photo-grandma-hillary-helped-stairs/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 08, 2016, 04:15:53 am
PHOTOS=> Hillary's Handler Carries DIAZEPAM Pen for Patients Who Experience Recurrent Seizures!

In recent bizarre events on the campaign trail a strange man was noticed at Hillary Clinton’s side.
Via Mike Cernovich:

** Danger and Play has much more.

The man is dressed like a secret service agent but his actions prove otherwise.
In a recent campaign stop in a Union Hall in front of a sparse crowd, at about the time when some liberal protesters began to protest, Hillary Clinton suddenly froze. She looked dazed and lost.  Seeing this, a group of men rushed to assist the candidate on the stage.  One man however gently pats the candidate’s back and then says, “Keep Talking.”

An expert on Secret Service tactics told TGP Secret Service agents would not touch a candidate in the manner that this individual did and especially Hillary Clinton.  It has been widely reported on Hillary’s disdain for the agents who work to protect her. The man who touches Hillary may be a member of Hillary’s close staff – but he is NOT a Secret Service agent.

Now this…
Mike Cernovich pointed out that Hillary’s handler carries a Diazepam pen.

(http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/hillary-handler-diazepam-575x816.jpg)

** Diazepam auto-injector pens are used for for Acute Repetitive Seizures. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16340187
Diazepam is prescribed for patients who experience recurrent seizures!

The Ralph Retort reported:
http://theralphretort.com/breaking-hillarys-handler-carrying-auto-injector-syringe-anti-seizure-drug-diazepam-8007016/

Hillary’s handler was definitely carrying an auto-syringe at the DNC Convention on Hillary’s big night.

(http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/hillary-handler-seizure-drug-575x408.jpg)

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/oh-hillary-handler-carries-diazepam-pen-seizures/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 08, 2016, 09:46:50 am
https://gma.yahoo.com/former-cia-agent-launch-independent-presidential-bid-124606270--abc-news-topstories.html
Former CIA Officer Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Presidential Bid
8/8/16

Evan McMullin, a former CIA counterterrorism officer, will run for president as a third-party conservative alternative to Donald Trump, GOP operatives working to back the candidate told ABC News today.

The group, Better for America, a 501(c)(4) organization that cannot officially endorse or back McMillan's bid, has been working for months on trying to select a candidate and get on ballots throughout the country. In some states, like Texas, they will likely have to sue to get on the ballot. A 501(c)(4) is an issue-based nonprofit that can raise unlimited funds and does not have to disclose its donors.

It's an extreme uphill climb, but they are confident McMullin, 40, can act as a disruptor who they hope can peel off some red states in a race where some Republicans are still resistant to Donald Trump.

McMullin’s candidacy, backed by some Republicans, shows how the “Never Trump” movement is still working to upend Trump even with less than three months left until the general election. McMullin may be a long shot, but will have a legitimate organization behind him.

McMullin, who had recently been chief policy director of the House Republican Conference, will file today and in a statement told ABC News exclusively:

“In a year where Americans have lost faith in the candidates of both major parties, it’s time for a generation of new leadership to step up. It’s never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer us. I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a conservative choice for President.”

The group says prominent Republicans will back McMullin, who has some well-known GOP operatives working behind the effort, including Republican consultant Rick Wilson and Florida-based pollster and operative Joel Searby. Better for America has been funded in part by John Kingston, a Boston-based conservative donor who bundled for Mitt Romney.

McMullin was born in Provo, Utah, and earned a bachelor’s degree in international law and diplomacy from Brigham Young University and a master’s of business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

McMullin served as a Mormon missionary in Brazil and volunteer refugee resettlement officer in Amman, Jordan, on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. On Sept. 11, 2001, he was in training at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. He completed his training and volunteered for overseas service in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, spearheading counterterrorism and intelligence operations in some of the most dangerous nations, according to the group.

Once he left the CIA in 2011, McMullin went to work for Goldman Sachs in the San Francisco Bay Area and in 2013 became a senior adviser on national security issues for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and later the chief policy director of the House Republican Conference.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 09, 2016, 09:33:22 am
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/08/revolt-on-right-commentators-bash-trump-in-psychiatric-terms.html
8/8/16
Revolt on the right: Commentators bash Trump in psychiatric terms

Call it the revenge of the conservative nerds.

Commentators on the right, who fiercely opposed Donald Trump during the primaries, are now savaging him in harshly personal terms. They are having an I-told-you-so moment.

With Trump going through the roughest stretch of his campaign, many of these commentators seem to feel vindicated. We might have expected them to mute their criticism once Trump won the Republican nomination, or grudgingly argue that he is at least preferable to Hillary Clinton.

Instead, they are doubling and tripling down.

Here’s why it matters: At a time when liberal commentators are outright mocking Trump and the mainstream press is downgrading his chances, the erosion on the right has left him with few defenders. The columnists who might help defuse the political and journalistic bombs being hurled at him instead are firing their own ammunition.

Trump, of course, managed to win the GOP nomination over the opposition of the National Review and Weekly Standard crowd. His supporters dismissed the conservative elite as out-of-touch intellectuals who spent their time at conferences and cruises. And the candidate won nearly 14 million primary votes.

But just when he needs to expand his base, and is slipping in the polls, he’s taking heat from the right as well as the left.

Now Trump has some conservative defenders like Laura Ingraham, who spoke at the Cleveland convention, Sean Hannity, Hugh Hewitt and others. But some of those with mighty megaphones are far louder.

I offer these excerpts not because I agree with them, but to convey the tone of these assaults.

One who admittedly went over the top was Red State founder Erick Erickson, now blogging at The Resurgent. He slammed Trump’s supporters:

“Donald Trump wants to turn NATO into a damn shakedown scheme and you people are cheering him on. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should be ashamed of the fact that your cult leader who claims to have been personally affected by 9/11 does not even know our NATO allies protected his [butt] that day...

“You people reflect the evil character of your god...You disgust me in cheering him on.”

Erickson realized he had gone too far and apologized on Facebook.

David Brooks unloaded in the New York Times:

“With each passing week he displays the classic symptoms of medium-grade mania in more disturbing forms: inflated self-esteem, sleeplessness, impulsivity, aggression and a compulsion to offer advice on subjects he knows nothing about.

“His speech patterns are like something straight out of a psychiatric textbook.”

Wow.

“He also cannot be contained because he lacks the inner equipment that makes decent behavior possible. So many of our daily social interactions depend on a basic capacity for empathy. But Trump displays an absence of this quality…He is a slave to his own pride, compelled by a childlike impulse to lash out at anything that threatens his fragile identity.”

Charles Krauthammer, perhaps Trump’s most prominent critic on Fox, seemingly uses his training as a psychiatrist to diagnose the candidate:

“It’s that he can’t help himself. His governing rule in life is to strike back when attacked, disrespected or even slighted. To understand Trump, you have to grasp the General Theory: He judges every action, every pronouncement, every person by a single criterion — whether or not it/he is ‘nice’ to Trump.

 “This is beyond narcissism…His needs are more primitive, an infantile hunger for approval and praise, a craving that can never be satisfied. He lives in a cocoon of solipsism where the world outside himself has value — indeed exists — only insofar as it sustains and inflates him.”

Some of Krauthammer’s words on Fox are being used in a Hillary ad.

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan has jumped on the crazy train:

"Here is a truth of life. When you act as if you’re insane, people are liable to think you’re insane. That’s what happened this week. People started to become convinced he was nuts, a total flake."

George Will, who took the step of leaving the Republican Party, accuses Trump of practicing “post-factual politics”:

“He seems to understand that if you produce a steady stream of sufficiently stupefying statements, there will be no time to dwell on any one of them, and the net effect on the public will be numbness and ennui. So, for example, while the nation has been considering his interesting decision to try to expand his appeal by attacking Gold Star parents, little attention has been paid to this: Vladimir Putin’s occupation of Crimea has escaped Trump’s notice.

Will says politics is “being poisoned by the injection into its bloodstream of the cynicism required of those Republicans who persist in pretending that although Trump lies constantly and knows nothing, these blemishes do not disqualify him from being president.

And Bill Kristol, who led the search for a third-party alternative, even trying to recruit NR’s David French, says Trump’s Republican supporters, are in “a pathetic and contemptible place…All of these Republicans have expressed support for Trump. They're prominent people with access to Trump. They should persuade him in private to improve his campaign. Or they should give up and go on a long vacation. Or, if they have come to the belated realization that Donald Trump should not be the next president of the United States, they should stand up and say so.” And Kristol tells them to stop “whining to the press.”

Who needs liberals when your own side is indicting you this way?

The opposition is rooted in ideology, in that these pundits don’t believe that Trump is a real conservative. But it has mushroomed into something far deeper and more personal, a crusade to stop Trump at all costs.

None of these commentators is a fan of Hillary Clinton, but these attacks help her nonetheless.

Perhaps none of this matters. Trump is running against the media establishment in the same way that he ran against the political establishment.

But there is an animosity here that may have its roots in a sense of betrayal, the sense that the GOP betrayed them by nominating such a person. They sound even madder than the liberal pundits that Trump could win the White House.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2016, 10:15:50 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/10/former-top-bush-official-negroponte-endorses-clinton.html
8/10/16
Former top Bush official Negroponte endorses Clinton

John Negroponte, a veteran diplomat who served under three Republican administrations as well as the Clinton administration, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Wednesday. 

In a statement provided by the Clinton campaign, Negroponte touted the former secretary of state’s “leadership qualities” in his decision.

“She will bring to the Presidency the skill, experience and wisdom that is needed in a President and Commander in Chief,” he said. “Having myself served in numerous diplomatic and national security positions starting in 1960, I am convinced that Secretary Clinton has the leadership qualities that far and away qualify her best to be our next President.”

The decision comes after Negroponte joined 49 other former security and diplomatic officials from Republican administrations in signing a letter opposing GOP nominee Donald Trump earlier this week.

Negroponte was among the more prominent names on the list, having served as ‎director of national intelligence and deputy secretary of state under President George W. Bush. He also served as deputy national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan, and has held five different ambassadorial posts.

One of those was as ambassador to the Philippines under President Bill Clinton, though he mostly served under Republican administrations. He also was ambassador to Iraq under Bush.

‎The endorsement for the Democratic nominee marks the latest defection for the Republicans, though Trump has played down the intra-party tensions – and described those who signed the 50-official letter as the kind of “insiders” he’s running against.

The Republican nominee said in a statement on that letter that the co-signers “are the ones the American people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess, and we thank them for coming forward so everyone in the country knows who deserves the blame for making the world such a dangerous place.”

The Clinton campaign also announced endorsements Wednesday from former Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and ex-GOP Rep. Chris Shays, among others.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 10, 2016, 10:20:12 pm
https://gma.yahoo.com/hillary-clinton-camp-formally-launches-republicans-hillary-effort-122439109--abc-news-topstories.html#
Clinton Camp Formally Launches Republicans for Hillary Effort
8/10/16

Hillary Clinton's campaign today announced the formal creation of a group to recruit Republican and independent voters dissatisfied with the GOP nominee, Donald Trump.

The launch of the group, Together for America, comes after months of scattered efforts by the campaign and its allies to woo anti-Trump Republicans.

The group consists of nearly 50 leaders in business, national security, foreign and economic policy, politics and other arenas, according to a list provided by the campaign. Their goal is to eventually build grass-roots support among conservatives, an aide said.

"Hillary Clinton understands the complex and volatile world we live in, and she has the temperament to be president and commander-in-chief. Donald Trump does not," the group's website says. "That’s why so many Republicans and independents are putting country over party and supporting Hillary for president."

A flood of prominent Republicans in recent weeks announced their support for Clinton over Trump, including former George W. Bush policy adviser Kori Schake, Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman and former acting CIA Director Mike Morell. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent, has also announced his backing of the Democratic nominee.

The recruitment effort has been spearheaded by Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta. Former Wall Street executive Leslie Dahl has helped with outreach to business leaders.

The Clinton campaign's efforts to recruit GOP voters began after Trump clinched the nomination in May, when it solicited Republicans to say why they couldn't back Trump.

"Are you a Republican who thinks @realDonaldTrump should not become president? Tell us why," the campaign tweeted.

Clinton and her vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, embarked last week on a bus tour about jobs that was, in part, aimed at courting independents and conservative-leaning voters. The running mates targeted counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania that went Republican in past elections.

The Clinton camp this week expanded its battleground state map to include Arizona and Georgia — yet another sign of efforts to cut into Trump's support.

Top officials from Clinton's headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, held calls with state party officials in Arizona and Georgia to discuss making six-figure investments in the two states, according to a source.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 11, 2016, 07:56:37 am
http://www.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/list-republicans-who-oppose-donald-trump-endorse-hillary-clinton
August 10, 2016, 12:38 pm
Republican exodus from Trump grows

The ranks of Republicans opposing Donald Trump, their party's presidential nominee, are growing.

The opposition includes lawmakers, former officials and conservative pundits, with a few even vowing to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Here is a list of prominent Republicans who oppose Trump. Please send updates to mmali@thehill.com.

This list was last updated at 6:42 p.m.

Elected officials

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)

Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.)

Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.)

Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.)

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.)

Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.)

Rep. Bob Dold (Ill.)

Rep. Richard Hanna (N.Y.) — Endorsed Clinton

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)

Rep. Reid Ribble (Wis.)

Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.) — Endorsed Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.)

Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.)

Rep. David Valadao (Calif.)

Gov. Charlie Baker (Mass.)

Gov. Larry Hogan (Md.)

Danny Jones, mayor of Charleston, W. Va. — Voting for Johnson

Tomás Regalado, mayor of Miami

Iowa state Sen. David Johnson

Former elected officials

Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.)

Sen. Gordon Humphrey (N.H.)

Sen. Larry Pressler (S.D.) — Endorsed Clinton

Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine)

Rep. Mary Bono (Calif.)

Rep. Tom Campbell (Calif.) — Endorsed Johnson

Rep. Bob Inglis (S.C.)

Rep. Connie Morella (Md.)

Rep. Ron Paul (Texas)

Rep. Chris Shays (Conn.)

Rep. J.C. Watts (Okla.)

Rep. Vin Weber (Minn.)

Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.)

Gov. Arne Carlson (Minn.) — Endorsed Clinton

Gov. William Milliken (Mich.) — Endorsed Clinton

Gov. George Pataki (N.Y.)

Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.)

Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.), the 2012 GOP presidential nominee

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (N.J.)

Assemblyman Jim Cunneen (Calif.)

State Senator Joyce Mulliken (Wa.)

Former administration officials

Donald B. Ayer, deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush

Linda Chavez, White House director of public liaison under President Reagan

Carlos Gutierrez, Commerce secretary under President George W. Bush

Jamie Brown Hantman, special assistant for legislative affairs for President George W. Bush

Carla A. Hills, U.S. trade representative under President George H.W. Bush

Ted Kassinger, deputy secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush

Frank Lavin, aide to President Ronald Reagan

Stephanie Smith Lee, former director of the Office of Special Education Programs - Department of Education under President George W. Bush

Peter Lichtenbaum, assistant secretary of Commerce under President George W. Bush

Greg Mankiw, chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers

Robert McCallum, associate attorney general under President George W. Bush

David Ross Meyers, aide to President George W. Bush

Hank Paulson, Treasury secretary under President George W. Bush

Dan Price, deputy national security adviser under President George W. Bush

William Reilly, EPA administrator under President George H. W. Bush — Endorsed Clinton

Paul Rosenzweig, deputy assistant secretary of Homeland Security

William Ruckelshaus, EPA administrator under Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan — Endorsed Clinton

Larry D. Thompson, deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush

John Veroneau — Former deputy U.S. trade representative under President George W. Bush

Lezlee Westine, White House director of public liaison under President George W. Bush — Endorsed Clinton

Party officials, prominent Republicans

Brian Bartlett, former aide to Mitt Romney and GOP communications strategist

Sally Bradshaw, longtime aide to Jeb Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush

Marvin Bush, brother of President George W. Bush — Endorsed Johnson

Mona Charen, senior fellow at Ethics and Public Policy Center

Dean Clancy, former FreedomWorks vice president

Maria Comella, longtime aide to Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) — Endorsed Clinton

Rory Cooper, GOP strategist and managing director of Purple Strategies

Mindy Finn, president of Empowered Women

Doug Heye, former RNC communications director

Cheri Jacobus, GOP consultant and former columnist for The Hill

Matt Kibbe, former FreedomWorks CEO

Eli Lehrer, president R Street Institute

Justin LoFranco, former aide to Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.)

Kevin Madden, former aide to Mitt Romney

Liz Mair, GOP strategist

Mel Martínez (Fla.), former chairman of the Republican National Committee

Tucker Martin, communications director for former Gov. Bob McDonnell (Va.)

David McIntosh, president of Club for Growth

Ken Mehlman, former RNC chairman

Tim Miller, Our Principles PAC and former aide to Jeb Bush

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

Ted Newton, political consultant and former Mitt Romney aide

James Nuzzo, former White House aide

Katie Packer, deputy campaign manager to Mitt Romney and founder of Burning Glass Consulting

Marc Racicot, former RNC chairman

Patrick Ruffini, partner, Echelon Insights

Gabriel Schoenfeld, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute

Elliott Schwartz, Our Principles PAC

Evan Siegfried, GOP strategist and commentator

Craig Snyder, Republican lobbyist and consultant — Supports Clinton

Erik Soderstrom, former field director for Carly Fiorina

Ben Stein, actor and former speechwriter for Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon

Brendan Steinhauser, GOP consultant

Stuart Stevens, former Romney strategist

Michael R. Treiser, former Mitt Romney aide

Connor Walsh, digital director for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and founder of Build Digital

Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard CEO and former California gubernatorial candidate — Endorsed Clinton

Rick Wilson, Republican strategist

Nathan Wurtzel, Make America Awesome super-PAC

Bill Yarbrough, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio

Dave Yost, Ohio auditor of state

Conservative media

Glenn Beck, radio host

Michael Berry, radio host

Brent Bozell, conservative activist

Bruce Carroll, creator of GayPatriot.org

Jay Caruso, RedState

Charles C.W. Cooke, writer for National Review

Doug Coon, Stay Right podcast

Steve Deace, radio host

Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist

Erick Erickson, writer

Daniel Foster, contributing editor at National Review Online

David French, writer at National Review

Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com

Jonah Goldberg, writer

Michael Graham, radio host

Stephen Gutowski, writer for Washington Free Beacon

Stephen Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard

Quin Hillyer, contributing editor at National Review Online and senior editor at the American Spectator

Ben Howe, RedState writer

Philip Klein, managing editor at the Washington Examiner

Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard editor

Mark Levin, radio host

Bethany Mandel, senior contributor at The Federalist

Dan McLaughlin, editor at RedState.com

Tom Nichols, senior contributor for The Federalist

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall editor

Brittany Pounders, conservative writer

Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post blogger

Sarah Rumpf, former Breitbart contributor

Mark Salter, writer and former aide to Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)

Tara Setmayer, CNN analyst and former GOP staffer

Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire

Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal deputy editor

Charlie Sykes, radio host

Brad Thor, writer

Peter Wehner, New York Times contributor

Jamie Weinstein, editor at The Daily Caller — Voting Clinton

George Will, writer

Leon Wolf, editor of RedState

National security officials

Ken Adelman, arms control director for President Ronald Reagan — Endorsed Clinton

Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of State under President George W. Bush — Endorsed Clinton

John B. Bellinger III, legal adviser to the State Department and National Security Council under President George W. Bush

Robert Blackwill, former National Security Council deputy for Iraq

Max Boot, former foreign policy adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.)

Michael Chertoff, secretary of Homeland Security under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama

Eliot Cohen, former George W. Bush official

Patrick Cronin, assistant administrator for policy at USAID under President George W. Bush

Eric S. Edelman, national security adviser under Vice President Dick Cheney

Gary Edson, deputy national security and national economic adviser under President George W. Bush

Richard Falkenrath, deputy Homeland Security adviser under President George W. Bush

Peter Feaver, National Security Council adviser under President George W. Bush

Richard Fontaine, associate director of the National Security Council’s Near Eastern affairs under President George W. Bush

Jendayi Frazer, assistant secretary of State for African Affairs under President George W. Bush

Aaron Friedberg, deputy assistant for national security affairs under Vice President Dick Cheney

Reuel Marc Gerecht, former CIA operative

Robert Gates, former Defense secretary

David Gordon, director of policy planning at the State Department under President George W. Bush

Michael Green, former member of the National Security Council

Alan Goldsmith, former staffer at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Brian Gunderson, chief of staff at the State Department under President George W. Bush

Paul Haenle, former director for China and Taiwan on the National Security Council under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama

Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA

John Hillen, assistant secretary of State for political-military affairs under President George W. Bush

William Inboden, senior director for strategic planning at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush

James Jeffrey, strategist on former President George W. Bush’s National Security Council

Reuben Jeffery III, former undersecretary of State under President George W. Bush

Robert Kagan, former official under President Ronald Reagan

David Kramer, assistant secretary of State under President George W. Bush

James Langdon, chairman of President George W. Bush’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

Mary Beth Long, assistant secretary of Defense for international security affairs under President George W. Bush

Clay Lowery, director of international finance for the National Security Council and assistant Treasury secretary for international affairs under President George W. Bush

Peter Mansoor, former aide to former CIA Director David Petraeus — Supports Clinton

Richard Miles, director for North America at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush

Andrew Natsios, former administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development

John Negroponte, deputy secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence under President George W. Bush

John Noonan, national security adviser for Jeb Bush

Meghan O’Sullivan, former deputy national security adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan

Tom Ridge, secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush

Nicholas Rostow, formal legal adviser to the National Security Council

Kori Schake, former director on the National Security Council under President George W. Bush

Brent Scowcroft, former national security adviser — Endorsed Clinton

Kristen Silverberg, ambassador to the European Union under President George W. Bush

Stephen Slick, former National Security Council official under President George W. Bush

William H. Taft IV, former deputy secretary of Defense and NATO ambassador under President Ronald Reagan

Shirin R. Tahir—Kheli — former ambassador under President George W. Bush

William Tobey — National Security Council member under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush

Daniel P. Vajdich, former national security adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas)

Matthew Waxman — former deputy assistant secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush

Kenneth Weinstein, former assistant on Homeland Security & Counterterrorism under President George W. Bush

Roger Zakheim, former deputy assistant secretary of Defense

Philip D. Zelikow, former counselor to the State Department

Robert B. Zoellick, former deputy secretary of State under President George W. Bush

Dov Zakheim, former undersecretary of Defense under President George W. Bush

GOP donors

Mike Fernandez, Jeb Bush donor — Supports Clinton

Randy Kendrick

Seth Klarman — Supports Clinton

William Oberndorf — Supports Clinton

Art Pope

Marlene Ricketts

Paul Singer

Harry Sloan — Supports Clinton


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 13, 2016, 07:28:33 pm
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/
When it comes to politics in 2016, churchgoers are hearing it from the pulpit
8/12/16

At wedding receptions, barbershops and on park benches, this year's unusual presidential campaign is often an unavoidable topic of discussion.

As usual in presidential races, it's also seeping into houses of worship across the nation.

From Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, and from abortion to immigration, many Americans are hearing politics from the pulpit, according to a survey released this week by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.

Nearly 14% of respondents said they had heard their clergy speak for or against a specific presidential candidate this year, according to the survey.

About 9% said their clergy had offered support for a candidate, with far more praising Clinton, the Democratic nominee, than Trump, the Republican.

Similarly, 11% heard clergy speak against a candidate, with more hearing opposition to Trump than to Clinton.

The survey polled about 4,600 adults between June 5 and July 7. About 40% reported attended a religious service at least once in recent months.

Nearly two-thirds — 64 % — said they had heard clergy speak about issues in the campaign, including religious liberty, immigration, abortion, homosexuality, environmental issues and economic inequality.

The largest group — 40% — said clergy had discussed religious liberty, which is no surprise. Close behind was homosexuality, at 39%, and abortion at 29%.

Churches and synagogues long have been involved in political campaigns, with Democrats frequently appearing in black urban churches and Republicans often approaching evangelical congregations.

Helping voters get to polling places — dubbed "souls to the polls" in some churches — is an election day staple in some communities.

Churches also have helped rally supporters against restrictive election laws in some states, arguing that bans on early voting or on weekends effectively disenfranchise the working poor.

For all his incendiary rhetoric, Trump has not drawn the ire of religious leaders that John F. Kerry, the Democratic nominee, did when he ran against President George W. Bush in 2004.

A group of bishops blanketed Catholic churches around the country with fliers denouncing Kerry's support for abortion. Kerry, a Catholic, was even denied communion while campaigning in St. Louis.

When he was still a New York businessman, Trump had described himself as "very pro-choice." He now describes himself as pro-life "with exceptions" and has drawn support from conservative evangelical groups.

He also clashed with Pope Francis in February after the pontiff said the candidate's proposal to build a wall along the Mexican border was "not Christian." Trump called the comments "disgraceful."

Clinton has spoken at numerous black churches across the country.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 15, 2016, 09:33:50 am
Companies Are Now Taking Sides in the Presidential Race
 
Businesses don't normally publicly endorse a candidate for office. And while human resources policies commonly prohibit such explicit political moves in the workplace, some tech startups have decided it's time to speak up.

8/15/16

When 145 leaders in the technology sector signed an open letter condemning GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, they included a disclaimer: The message reflected only the signees' personal views, and not those of their companies or organizations.

Keeping work and politics separate is standard practice for most business owners and employees. Roughly three-quarters of human resources professionals say their workplaces discourage political activity in the office, according to a recent survey by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). But in this heated election season, a handful of startups are bucking convention.

Riding the momentum of the open letter and venture capitalist Hunter Walk's call for companies to give workers time off for voting, the CEO and co-founder of San Francisco-based app company Winnie wrote a post on Medium on August 9 declaring that her company was endorsing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.

"This is what we as a company really stand for," Sara Mauskopf says. "We just chatted about it--we do a lot of our talking over Slack--and everyone was really in agreement that Hillary Clinton's values are really in line with Winnie's values."

Mauskopf followed up the post with a list on Quora of other businesses that have informed her they are endorsing Clinton. The list of 11 companies includes child care startup Trusted, which posted its own Medium entry asserting that Clinton has stronger stances on family issues than Trump does. Other tech companies on the list include KYA, weeSpring, and Managed By Q.

Mauskopf, whose startup counts Walk as an investor, says its endorsement largely came down to what she describes as Clinton's record of supporting women, children, and families. Winnie, known as the "Yelp for parents," provides information about family-friendly amenities at businesses at other locations, such as highchairs, changing tables, and kids' menus.

Trump's infamous eviction of a crying baby from one of his campaign events and opposition to public breastfeeding didn't help his case with the startup, either. "It became an easy call when we saw what Donald Trump stands for," Mauskopf says.

The CEO admits that from a workplace perspective, the company has an easier time than might a larger business at rallying staff behind a common political aim. Winnie, founded in January, counts only four employees and three contractors in its ranks. But that doesn't mean the endorsement is free from a potential downside.

"The stakes are high for us, too, because we are trying to attract a lot of users at this point," Mauskopf says. Appearing partisan could turn off current and potential users. To deflect a possible backlash somewhat, she emphasizes that Winnie's stance is about the individual candidates, not their political parties.

Not that Winnie plans on holding back with users. The company is running a promotion closer to November in which it will encourage users to take their kids along when they hit the polls on Election Day, and post "stories" (Winnie's version of Yelp reviews), about their experiences. As part of the promotion, the company will ask users to share Mauskopf's Medium post.

While Winnie's endorsement may not alienate members of its small staff, a workplace adopting an official political position brings up touchy issues.

The SHRM survey from June reports HR professionals have seen less political conversation in the workplace as compared with past elections, surmising that it's in part because the presidential race is even more polarizing than usual. Survey responses indicated employees were trying to avoid conflict. The organization also notes that at most companies, workplace policies prohibit coercing employees or co-workers into expressing certain political views.

"Even a minor increase in political volatility can create major headaches in the workplace if not managed well," said the organization's survey director, Evren Esen, in a statement. With the election fast approaching, "HR professionals must be tuned in for changes in the culture of their organizations and recognize that tension may increase in the coming months, making it necessary to stress collaboration."
 
http://www.inc.com/tess-townsend/startups-begin-endorsing-presidential-candidates.html


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 15, 2016, 05:22:55 pm
'You have right to be believed' edited out of Clinton website

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign reportedly made some edits to the campus sexual assault page on its website shortly after a viral tweet from Juanita Broaddrick, Buzzfeed News reported.

The Democratic nominee's campaign deleted the line, "You have the right to be believed," from the page on its site.
The website originally read: "I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don't let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we're with you," quoting Clinton.

The last part of the quote has since been removed.

Clinton tweeted in September that every sexual assault survivor had "the right to be believed."

She was later asked at a campaign event if the women who had accused her husband of sexual harassment and assault, including Broaddrick, deserved to be "believed" also.

“Well, I would say that everybody should be believed at first until they are disbelieved based on evidence,” Clinton responded.

Broaddrick, who claimed Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 when he was serving as Arkansas' attorney general, decided to tweet after hearing Clinton's statements on sexual assault.

“I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me," she tweeted.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/291434-clinton-made-edits-to-campus-sexual-assault-page-after


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 15, 2016, 06:21:02 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWB8B614jac


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 16, 2016, 02:47:01 pm
Trump Was Right: FOIA Document Shows Obama and Hillary Knew Their Actions Would Create ISIS

Trump was right.

A declassified and released FOIA document from 2012 shows that Obama and Hillary knew their actions would destabilize eastern Syrian and allow a Salafist principality to take hold of the region.

Judicial Watch released this 2012 document in 2015 after a FOIA request.

(http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/salafist-syria-foia-request-575x681.jpg)

Russia Insider reported:

    The latest “OMG, Trump said that!” moment is The Donald’s claim that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are, correspondingly, the “founder” and “cofounder” of ISIS. True to form, the media reaction has been to shriek in outrage that he would cast aspersions on such august personages.

    As of this writing, not one American media source of which this writer is aware has brought up in relation to Trump’s claims the August 2012 report (declassified and released in 2015 under a FOIA request from Judicial Watch) from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) stating that “there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.”

    The “supporting powers” are identified as “western countries” (no doubt including and led by the United States), “the Gulf States” (presumably including and led by Saudi Arabia), and “Turkey” (just Turkey).

    In August 2012 the Secretary of State at the time was one Hillary Rodham Clinton. The President was and still is one Barack Hussein Obama.

    The DIA report said, in essence, that if we (the U.S. and our local cronies) keep aiding al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other such sterling democrats, something really nasty would arise in eastern Syria. Several months later, it did, when ISIS declared itself a state straddling the Syria-Iraq border…

    …General Michael Flynn, currently a Trump adviser, took over as head of DIA a month before the issuance of the report in question. Whether it was his personal effort to caution the administration or simply the professional analysts in the DIA apparatus laying out the facts as they saw them, the 2012 report made no difference. As Flynn confirmed last year, this was not a matter of the administration’s turning a “blind eye” but of their “willful decision” that led to ISIS:

        Hasan: You are basically saying that even in government at the time you knew these groups were around, you saw this analysis, and you were arguing against it, but who wasn’t listening?

        Flynn: I think the administration.

        Hasan: So the administration turned a blind eye to your analysis?

        Flynn: I don’t know that they turned a blind eye, I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision.

        Hasan: A willful decision to support an insurgency that had Salafists, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood?

        Flynn: It was a willful decision to do what they’re doing.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/trump-right-foia-document-shows-obama-hillary-knew-actions-create-isis/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 16, 2016, 05:36:16 pm
Cleansing of Christians in America? Wait Till Hillary Gets In Office

Due to our own actions in rejecting God and choosing a path of evil, God will bring our nation to her knees through much pain and destruction.

We read in 1 Samuel 8 Samuel stated that the people did not want to be “ruled” by God.

They did not want a prophet to speak to them on behalf of God. They wanted a king to judge them like the other nations.

I think back on the past elections when the Democrat party pulled God from the party platform. There was some backlash of sorts over this and the Democrat Party then tried to put God back into the party platform.

It took three votes at the Democrat Convention. The final vote was basically rigged and God was put back in against the will of the Democrat constituents.

When the “vote” was finally approved there was a huge voice of “boos” being heard all over the convention floor. There was clearly NOT a 2/3s majority in putting God back into the Democrat Platform.

One thing became very clear that day, the Democrat constituents did not want God on the platform, but He was placed back on just to save face.

FOLKS… that was then and this is now. Look at what the Democrats have done by electing Hillary Clinton as their candidate. Heck, they didn’t elect her, she stole the votes and got away with it. Totally unbelievable.

Folks the word “DEMOCRAT” really means Socialist / Communist. That is what will lead this country if she is elected.

Think persecution of Christians is bad? Think again, especially if she gets in office.

8 years ago when we as a nation came to the polls, we as a nation then voted this anti-God party into power.

With the way things are going right now and especially how Hillary stole her own nomination. What makes you think that she will not steal the election and we have another 8 years?

PEOPLE… just look at the corruption that she has gotten away with.

Do you know that in the past what…five weeks there are 4 deaths that can be linked to her?

(http://raygano.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Hillary-deathes.jpg)

What we are doing as a nation today, is openly allowing another “God hater” to go to war against God.

How can you tell?

If you have not been paying attention, just look; America is beginning to be “cleansed” of everything God, Jesus, His Word and His children – aka – bible believing Christians.

The problem is that we as bible believing Christians have been letting this go on now for years and have been complacent to do anything about it.

Christians gave up the high ground a long time ago and today we are seriously losing the battle.

Now, there is nothing we can do about it except maybe slow the process down a little.

That is why I am promoting Trump so hard. Look, the guy is not perfect, what human is? But needless to say we KNOW what we are going to get if Hillary wins. More God hating laws and regulations put against us.

Because of our current administration, our nation no longer wants God and in fact hates God, showing utter contempt for God.

When we voted in Obama, we have “voted” in one of the most ungodly, antichristian, bible hating men into the oval office since the beginning of our nation.

Well, let me put it this way. We did not vote him in, God appointed him as our judgement, and judgement begins in the house of the Lord.

This is not a symptom of where we are going as a nation. This is the result of what we have become as a nation.

BUT I honestly believe that we have a chance, if anything to curb or slow down judgement if we ask God to stay His judgement.

Now, we can not boss God around, but we know from scripture that He does listen to prayer and that He will change His mind in light of the righteous.

We are where we are today because in the years past we did not stand and occupy till He returns.

BUT… we can start getting on our knees now and start seeking His face and asking for mercy.

There is scripture though that is disturbing and I ask, have we crossed that point of no return?

The following verse is very earth shattering…

And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king
which ye shall have chosen you;
and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
1 Samuel 8:18 (KJV)

I hear people claim over and over again that we need to start praying “2 chronicles 7:14”

You know, “If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray….”

IF you would have asked me several years ago I would have said that the time for that came and gone.

In fact we have been praying that prayer since Bill Clinton, but the problem is that we still refuse to really humble ourselves and walk in the light of the Lord.

Our problem is that we love our sin and the flesh to much to turn from our wicked ways. But there is a glimmer of hope that I see out there. People have been waking up, but is it enough?

It is going to take a whole lot more people to be on their bent knees seeking God’s face.

I do believe that there might be a chance, but more people need to intercede for our nation.

We need to get to the point where we really need to repent.

In the mean time we have to face what is taking place and what is the natural progression to come.

Christian Cleansing of America

There is a “cleansing” of all things “Christian” taking place in this nation today. We see it taking place in our government, our military, our schools, our corporations, it is even being forced on people who own their own private business.

This sort of thing should be scaring the American public to death, but it isn’t. They are going along with it.

Why?

They hate Christians too.

Here is an article that I found very interesting….

Rising Persecution of U.S. Christians

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A joint report by Liberty Institute and the Family Research Council shows that anti-Christian persecution is not only increasing in America, but that it’s coming from our own government.

“There are children being prohibited from writing Merry Christmas to the soldiers, senior citizens being banned from praying over their meals in the Senior Center, the VA banning the mention of God in military funerals, numerous attempts to have veterans memorials torn down if they have any religious symbols, such as a cross, and I could go on and on,” said Liberty Institute Founder Kelly Shackleford.

kelly-shackelford

“Religious hostility is the red light on the dashboard that tells us we have a problem and that violence will come next if not fixed,” Shackleford said. “The recent attacks on the faith-based Family Research Council and the attack on the Sikhs are recent examples alone.”

Many public facilities are also masking American Christianity, according to ACLJ senior counsel David French.

“One of the most strident examples: the misuse of the Establishment Clause to attempt to ban any mention of God from historical markers, monuments or even museum exhibits. This represents an effort to whitewash God from American history and change our national identity.”

French said that though the Obama administration has contributed to this, it didn’t begin with his inauguration; in fact, anti-Christian persecution has been stewing here in America for decades.

“While the Obama administration launched its own unprecedented assault on religious liberty through Obamacare, the attack on Christian expression is the result of cultural changes that have been taking place for decades … the trend began with the advent of the sexual revolution and the mainstreaming of the 1960s counterculture. As leftist radicals have progressed through the academy, media, churches and government, the trend has only accelerated.”

Souce – https://www.worthynews.com/11755-rising-persecution-of-u-s-christians

This is the first step and we as Christians have been allowing this sort of “cleansing” of our own ranks take place for years now.

If Hillary gets in, it will become far, far worse. Think that she will not use the power of the executive office to rid the nation of dissidents?

Folks, think again. This woman is hell bent on power and I swear there are times that I think she is demon possessed.

Just check out this video and see for yourself. – https://youtu.be/YMHOcmDVBP0

hillary-convulsMany have said she is just suffering effects from previous illness.

I have to disagree. If anyone knows anything about kundalini manifestations, this is what it looks like.

This is why I have been all out against seeing Hillary get into office. She will welcome Satan and will do all in her power to see Jesus Christ eradicated from our nation.

LISTEN… I am not a prophet or son of a prophet. I know that these things will happen because this is what hard core socialists / communists do… they imprison and kill those who stand in their way of obtaining more power.

The Future America – Thoughts While Sitting in a Prison Cell

“They came for the Baptists for preaching in the streets, but because I am not Baptist, I thought nothing of it.

They came for the Pentecostals for protesting at the abortion clinics, but because I am not Pentecostal I did not speak up

They came for the Protestants and Catholics for speaking out against homosexuals, but I don’t know anything about these older religions, so I just allowed it to happen.

Finally they came for me.

prisonerMy crime?

Owning a bible and praying over our supper at McDonalds the past week.

They came for us and arrested all my family.

Now I sit here in this God forsaken FEMA camp wearing a “yellow cross” sewn on my jacket.

My Family? Probably dead or being slaved away in one of the thousands of forced labor camps.

I am awaiting my trial today. I will most likely be executed for crimes against the state.

They have worked me till I can no longer be an asset to the state.

They say that “precious food and clothing is being wasted on me, a worthless air breather.”

This trial is just their way to justify my extermination and allow them to look their selves in the mirror at night.

Thinking to myself I say “We should have spoken up 20 years ago.”

Instead our nation has become this fascist country putting Christians to death for crimes against the state.

I hear that they going after the Jews now.

One would think that people would remember that this took place before in history.

How soon they forget.

How easily we were complacent and did nothing.

We now pay the price and “Christian Cleansing” is the accepted norm in a nation that once said “ In God We Trust.“

http://raygano.com/cleansing-of-christians-in-america-wait-till-hillary-gets-in-office/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 16, 2016, 10:43:16 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/down-ticket-3-republicans-want-to-keep-congress-by-sacrificing-trump-good-luck-with-that-173040834.html
Down Ticket #3: Republicans want to keep Congress by sacrificing Trump. Good luck with that.
8/16/16

In 1996, the GOP dumped Dole to save its congressional majorities. Why the same trick won’t work with Trump.

For Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, it must be like déjà vu all over again.

You may have missed the news while you were doing whatever it is that normal people do with their summer weekends, but Trump is in even bigger electoral trouble this week than he was the week before.

With the Donald continuing to falter and flail, the Republican Party is now strategizing about dumping its nominee — financially, at least — and redirecting its resources to down-ticket races.

First, on Thursday, more than 70 prominent Republicans signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to divert all of the cash the RNC is currently spending on Trump to vulnerable GOP House and Senate candidates. (That number climbed to 110 this week after Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell and Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble, both of whom are retiring, added their names to the request, along with former Reps. Bob Inglis of South Carolina and Jim Kolbe of Arizona.)

“Every dollar spent by the RNC on Donald Trump’s campaign is a dollar of donor money wasted on the losing effort of a candidate who has actively undermined the GOP at every turn,” the letter read. “The RNC should shift its strategy and its resources to convince voters not to give Hillary Clinton the ‘blank check’ of a Democrat-controlled Congress to advance her big government agenda.”

Then, on Saturday, an RNC official began laying the groundwork for such a shift by telling a group of reporters in an off-the-record session that Trump would have only himself to blame for a defeat in November.

“In the words of one person in the room,” according to Politico, “the message was that the RNC has ‘all these staffers out there working and knocking on doors, with a data system they believe rivals what Obama built in 2012 — so it’s not their fault.’”

This isn’t the first time the GOP has gone down this road … which brings us back to Paul Manafort.

Exactly two decades ago, Manafort was a top strategist for Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole. At least six other Trump staffers worked for Dole that year too.

All of them likely recall how Dole’s campaign ended: with the GOP giving up on its presidential candidate.

Convinced that incumbent President Bill Clinton would rout the veteran Kansas senator on Election Day, Republican operatives explicitly told “their party’s Congressional candidates to cut loose from Bob Dole and press voters to maintain a Republican majority” in order to “deny a re-elected President Clinton a ‘blank check.,’” as the New York Times reported. The National Republican Congressional Committee went on to launch a $4 million ad blitz designed to deliver the same message to 50 hard-fought congressional districts.

“The liberal special interests aligned with Clinton desperately want to buy back control of Congress,’’ the NRCC ad claimed. “If we give the special interests a blank check in Congress, who’s going to represent us?”

It was a devastating blow for Dole, who lost to Clinton by 220 electoral votes. And yet, for the party as a whole, the “blank check” strategy was a success: Republicans retained control of the House and actually picked up two seats in the Senate that November.

Clearly the RNC is hoping that a Congress-first approach will work a second time around — whatever happens to Trump.

But will it?

Not necessarily. There are a few big differences between 1996 and 2016 that will make it tougher for the GOP to save Congress by shunning its nominee.

The first is that it’s remarkably early for this sort of chatter. In 1996, the initial “blank check” story didn’t appear in the press until Oct. 18 — a mere 18 days before the election. That was by design. As veteran Republican consultant Eddie Mahe told the New York Times, the party was worried that ‘‘pull[ing] the trigger too soon” would “alienat[e] base Republicans.”

Mr. Mahe suggested that the tactic, which might ‘‘buy two, three or four points,’’ could be effective even if used only in the last three or four days of the campaign, when those base Republicans, too, would not be offended by an open discussion of Mr. Dole’s circumstances.

Base Republicans aren’t abandoning Trump. On the contrary — they still seem to adore him. Speculating about throwing their hero under the bus nearly three months before Election Day is not a good way to encourage them to show up and vote for GOP House and Senate candidates in November.

This is especially true because, compared with Dole, Trump still looks like he has a shot. Dole was trailing by as many as 17 percentage points in late August; Trump is currently behind by an average of 7. Bill Clinton slipped below the 50 percent threshold only a couple of times; Hillary Clinton rarely clears it. The earlier the RNC bails on Trump, the more inclined base voters will be to blame the party for deserting him. They may stay home as a result.

The second difference between 1996 and 2016 is absentee voting, which has become a lot more widespread over the last decade or so. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 37 states now allow voters to cast their ballots before Election Day; some mail their no-excuse absentee ballots to voters as early as next month. This puts the RNC in an even tougher position. Shift resources away from Trump sooner rather than later and, again, the base will revolt; wait until the last minute, however, and many voters will have already cast their ballots.

Then there’s polarization to consider. On the surface, Trump’s poll numbers appear to be more promising than Dole’s. But the fact that in 1996 Republicans were able to keep control of Congress despite losing the presidency by nearly 9 percentage points may ultimately say less about the brilliance of their “blank check” strategy than it does about the willingness of some voters — in the past — to bounce back and forth between the two parties as they worked their way down the ballot.

Split-ticket voting used to be fairly common; in 1972, for instance, 44 percent of congressional districts voted for one party in the presidential race and another in their local House contest. By 2012, however, that number had declined to 6 percent. To save the Senate from Trump, Republicans would have to revive the practice.

Finally, there’s the nominee himself. In mid-August 1996, 58 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of Dole; only 35 percent saw him unfavorably. Dole wasn’t tarnishing the GOP brand.

Trump is. In fact, his current ratings are almost the exact opposite of Dole’s: 32.8 percent favorable versus 61.5 percent unfavorable. Those are the worst numbers in the history of presidential-election polling — and the GOP’s stats are almost as bad.

In 1996, it wasn’t all that difficult to convince swing voters to support Republican House and Senate candidates even if they weren’t supporting Dole. But this year, thanks to Trump, Republicans have a much more challenging case to make.



Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 19, 2016, 06:05:10 pm
Rick Perry Beats Ted Cruz in New 2018 Senate Primary Poll

 :D

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/08/19/rick-perry-beats-ted-cruz-new-2018-senate-primary-poll/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 19, 2016, 10:39:08 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/republican-congressman-signed-anti-trump-164536094.html
Republican Congressman: I Signed Anti-Trump Letter For a ‘Clear Conscience’
8/19/16

Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell was one of two sitting members of Congress to recently sign a letter calling on the Republican party to stop supporting Trump’s presidential campaign.

“There is not one character trait in Donald Trump I would want my son to emulate,” Rigell told TIME on Friday. “I’m so embarrassed to be identified with him and in fact, I couldn’t be.”

Seventy former Republican elected and party officials had signed the letter when it was leaked last week. Addressed to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, the document calls for the party to focus funds on supporting down ballot candidates over Trump. This week, two sitting members of Congress, Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble and Rigell, signed on. The total number of Republican signatures has passed 120.

Rigell came to Congress in 2010 during the Tea Party wave. He is not running for reelection this year. While he describes himself as “very conservative” — he favors temporarily preventing Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and wants to build the wall along the Mexican border — Rigell believes Trump’s candidacy is “catastrophic” for the Republican agenda.

“I need to have a clear conscience in this matter,” Rigell said to explain why he signed the letter and endorsed former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee for President. The Virginia congressmen believes a Republican hold on the House is more fragile than most understand. “I think the Senate is in real doubt,” Rigell added. “That is a very steep hill to climb.”

The letter Rigell signed was delivered to Priebus earlier this week. The Republican Party has yet to comment on the letter, though multiple reports say party insiders are considering pulling funds from Trump’s campaign.

On Thursday, Trump bought $4 million in television ads, the first such purchase of his general election campaign.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 19, 2016, 11:08:45 pm

“There is not one character trait in Donald Trump I would want my son to emulate,” Rigell told TIME on Friday. “I’m so embarrassed to be identified with him and in fact, I couldn’t be.”

Hillary is such the role model right?  ::) rino


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 20, 2016, 09:22:07 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/outside-groups-rush-help-clinton-trump-senate-hopefuls-153131639--election.html
Democratic mega-donors plow money into Clinton, Senate bids
8/21/16

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic mega-donors, including George Soros and Tom Steyer, are putting millions of dollars into efforts to put Hillary Clinton in the White House and win control of the Senate. Their investment comes as Republicans worry about not only the chances of their nominee Donald Trump, but also his effect on down-ballot races.

Yet few of the GOP's biggest donors have put major money into Trump efforts, a striking change from four years ago when Mitt Romney had more million-dollar donors on his side than did President Barack Obama. They're also not rushing to help save the Senate, based on the July reports from GOP super PACs.

The presidential candidates and many outside groups must report their July fundraising and spending details to the Federal Election Commission by midnight Saturday. Here's what we know so far:

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SOROS RETURNS

Billionaire after billionaire appeared on the latest fundraising reports from Democratic super PACs.

Super political action committees face no restrictions on how much money they can take from individual, corporate and union donors. Liberals have decried these groups as bad for democracy — yet they've leaned on them to help win races, saying they don't want to disarm against Republicans.

In July alone, New York hedge fund billionaire George Soros gave $1.5 million to Planned Parenthood's super PAC and $35,000 to Priorities USA, both working to elect Clinton, as well as $500,000 to the Senate Majority PAC. Other million-dollar donors to Priorities USA include the creator of diet product Slim-Fast, Daniel Abraham, and Donald Sussman, a financier who is divorcing Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree.

Soros's latest contributions bring his 2015-2016 super PAC total to more than $14 million — a fivefold increase from his super PAC investments during the previous presidential election.

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BILLIONAIRE EFFORTS

Across the country, California hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer is feeling similarly generous.

Last month, he pumped another $7 million into his super PAC, called NextGen Climate Action Committee. In the past two years, he has put into $38 million into the group, which works to defeat politicians who don't believe in human-caused climate change.

NextGen also is spending heavily to help Clinton, including by giving millions of dollars to labor union super PACs that back her.

Another billionaire with his own super PAC, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, gave $5 million in July. The group, called Independence USA, backs candidates who want stricter gun control measures.

Although that often means championing Democrats, the super PAC recently began spending to help Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey retain his seat in a tough contest. Bloomberg praised Toomey's support of expanding background checks as his chief motivation for doing so.

Bloomberg has also endorsed Clinton.

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DAD BOOSTS SENATE BID

The Senate Majority PAC, a group with ties to Minority Leader Harry Reid, netted $7.3 million in July — its best fundraising yet this year. One of its top donors was Thomas Murphy, a Florida construction executive whose son Patrick Murphy is likely to face off with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. The younger Murphy is a Democratic representative who had worked with his family's company before being elected to office.

Other $1 million donors to Senate Majority PAC were the Greater New York Hospital Association Management Corporation, a network of heath care facilities in the northeast, and the Laborers' International Union of North America.

On the Republican side, the Freedom Partners Action Fund is typically among the biggest groups spending in Senate races. In July, it counted a single donor, hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer. He gave $1 million.

Freedom Partners is one of many political and policy groups steered by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, who are uncomfortable with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and have decided to concentrate on down-ballot races. Likewise, Singer is not a Trump backer.

Singer also gave $1 million in July to the Republican-backing Senate Leadership Fund. He was joined by Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus. The contributions of those two men accounted for about 80 percent of the super PAC's July fundraising — a sign that the numerous GOP donors on the sidelines in the presidential campaign aren't all moving their money down ballot, as some had predicted.

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TRUMP HELPERS

A pro-Trump group called Great America PAC landed its biggest contribution yet in July, $100,000 from billionaire Charles Johnson, a backer of vanquished GOP Trump opponent Jeb Bush and owner of the San Francisco Giants. Great America PAC has spent about $2 million on Trump-themed ads, most of which are aimed at getting viewers to call in to pledge money to the group.

Another Trump group, Make America Number 1, is funded exclusively by hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer, new filings show. He gave the group $2 million in July, making him Trump's most generous supporter yet. Mercer was a major funder of Ted Cruz, Trump's toughest opponent in the long primary race.

Mercer's impact on Trump is evident: Not only is he a super PAC donor, but he also funds Breitbart News, whose leader Stephen Bannon became the campaign's chief executive officer this week, and Cambridge Analytica, a data company now doing business with the campaign.

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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES PREVIEW BIG NUMBERS

Ahead of their filings, Trump and Clinton announced their July fundraising totals.

Clinton's July FEC report shows her campaign's work to bring small donors into the fold is paying off. Her Democratic primary rival, Bernie Sanders, had strong appeal online and had routinely trounced her on the small-money front. In July, contributors giving $200 or less accounted for $11.4 million of Clinton's fundraising — roughly double the amount they gave her in June.

These small donors helped Clinton raise about $90 million last month for her campaign and Democratic Party allies.

Trump, who did not raise much money during the primary and had no finance team until late May, has proven a surprisingly strong fundraiser. In July, he raised more than $80 million for his campaign and allied Republican Party groups, his campaign said.

Clinton's campaign began this month with about $58 million in the bank. Trump's campaign said that as of Aug 1 it had $37 million in cash and another $37 million in joint accounts with the Republican National Committee.

Campaign finance documents will give details about how both candidates spent their money in July.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 22, 2016, 07:12:19 am
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In the latest shift, Trump campaign wavers on mass deportations

8/22/16

Donald Trump’s campaign wavered Sunday on whether he would continue to call for the mass deportation of 11 million illegal immigrants from the United States, the latest in a series of sometimes-clumsy attempts to win over moderate GOP voters without alienating millions who have flocked to his hard-line views.

After insisting for more than a year that all illegal immigrants “have to go,” Trump met with a newly created panel of Hispanic advisers on Saturday and asked for other ideas — making clear that his position is not finalized, according to two attendees. Any shift would represent a remarkable retreat on one of the Republican nominee’s signature issues.

The meeting prompted attempts by Trump advisers on Sunday to clarify his position. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on CNN that Trump’s stance on mass deportations was “to be determined” but that he will be “fair and humane for those who live among us in this country.” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a close Trump adviser, said on CBS that the nominee is “wrestling” with the issue but has not changed his position yet.

“People that are here unlawfully, came into the country against our laws, are subject to being removed,” Sessions said. “That’s just plain fact.”

The remarks were the latest in a series of moves by Trump or his aides in recent weeks to alter or shade his position on issues that have been central to his appeal — an effort that has accelerated as he fades in the polls behind Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The shifts appear aimed at shoring up support among white GOP moderates who have been reluctant to support extreme positions staked out by Trump during the Republican primary, including a massive U.S.-Mexico border wall, deportation of illegal immigrants and a “total” ban on foreign Muslims.

At the same time, any oscillation carries the risk of alienating Trump’s most loyal supporters, many of whom adore his willingness to buck “political correctness” by laying out brash proposals. Trump has thrived in part by staying vague on most of his policy positions, vaccillating between extreme rhetoric and assurances of reasonableness.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign aides and critics of Trump within his own party have urged voters to focus on the concrete promises and proposals that Trump has made rather than the opaque rhetoric he often employs.

One key case in point is Trump’s position on foreign-born Muslims. In December, Trump issued a written statement — still on his campaign website — calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” although within days he said it would be temporary and would include a number of exceptions. By spring, he seemed to back away from the controversial proposal, calling it “just a suggestion,” only to double down once again following an Islamic State-inspired mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub. Then this summer, Trump stopped using the word “Muslim,” instead saying he would focus on “areas of the world where there’s a proven history of terrorism against the United States” — he wouldn’t say which ones — and implement “extreme vetting.”

“I’m talking about territories now,” Trump told Sean Hannity of Fox News in late July, insisting that his position had not changed but had expanded. “People don’t want me to say Muslim — I guess I’d prefer not saying it, frankly, myself. So we’re talking about territories.”

Rick Wilson, a longtime GOP strategist who strongly opposes Trump and is now working on the campaign of independent candidate Evan McMullin, called Trump’s shape-shifting on such issues “irritating.”

“He lets people fill in the blanks mentally for what they think he’s saying, not what he’s actually saying,” Wilson said. “So when you hear him saying one day: ‘I’m going to ban all Muslims,’ but then you hear him say another day, ‘Well, I’m going to ban the dangerous, bad ones.’ And then you hear him another day saying, ‘I’m going to ban the ones from the bad countries.’ So it always flips, and then the people that are fanatics about Trump just say, ‘Oh, well, he meant the one that I liked.’ ”

Trump has been equivocal on a long list of other issues as well, including the fight against terrorism, abortion and gun control.

On the Islamic State terrorist group, for example, Trump has presented a panoply of options throughout the campaign: Allow Russia to handle the problem. Send in tens of thousands of American troops. “Bomb the s---” out of oil fields controlled by the group and seize the oil. Or just “bomb the hell out of ISIS,” using a common acronym for the group.

Trump has also promised to revive waterboarding of terror suspects, only to say later that he would never force members of the military to break U.S. and international law. Then he said he would change those laws.

On guns, Trump implied that he wants to arm intoxicated club-goers and bar patrons — an idea that concerned even the National Rifle Association — then later insisted he “was obviously talking about additional guards or employees.” He suggested that Japan arm itself with nuclear weapons, then insisted he had never said that. He promised to raise taxes on wealthy individuals like himself, then insisted he never said that.

Trump called for banning abortion and then punishing women who have the illegal procedure, a position he quickly abandoned. He has said that wages are “too high” and “too low,” while calling for both an end to the federal minimum wage and an increase of it. He was opposed to H-1B visas used by skilled foreign workers, then in favor of the program, and then once again opposed.

Trump’s campaign did not respond to a request to clarify his positions on these and other issues. This spring, Trump insisted in an interview with The Washington Post that his positions have not changed at all.

“I mean I feel that I’m very consistent but you must have flexibility,” Trump said, seeming to take two positions on the question. “If you have a position, that doesn’t mean that there is not a better alternative . . . I’m very upfront with people and I will tell people, but I think I’ve been extremely, I think I’ve been steadfast in my beliefs, actually. But with all of that being said, sometimes there is flexibility. Sometimes you want to negotiate.”

Greg Mueller, a GOP strategist who worked on Pat Buchanan’s 1992 presidential campaign, said Trump’s positions have undergone “tweaks” but his big-picture stances on immigration, taxes and the economy have remained consistent — unlike Hillary Clinton, whom he accused of “doing a 180” on trade. Trump’s views should become even clearer as the GOP nominee gives more policy speeches that have been more deeply thought out than a quick answer on cable news, Mueller said.

“Candidates of all stripes running for all sorts of offices, especially national office where they’re dealing with a large breadth of issues . . . they modify or refine positions as campaigns go on or as issues change and we learn new information,” he said.

At the heart of Trump’s campaign is fierce opposition to illegal immigration. Trump has proposed building a mammoth wall along the southern border — so tall that no ladder could ever reach the top, he has said — and then to deport the millions of immigrants illegally in the country but allowing them to apply to reenter legally.

“They have to go,” Trump said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last year.

This June, Trump expressed hesitation in using the term “mass deportations,” although his aides would not say whether his position had changed. In the meeting Saturday with his Hispanic advisory panel, Trump asked to hear policy ideas — although the campaign said that should not be taken as a sign that Trump has changed his position.

“He addressed the immigration issue himself and said, ‘Look, I know it’s an issue. The biggest problem is the 11 million that are here.’ He asked for our input on how to deal with them,” said Jacob Monty, a Houston-based immigration attorney who handles complex immigration issues for large corporations, including the New York Yankees.

Conway — who was just hired last week amid a campaign shake-up — was asked during an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether Trump still wants “a deportation force removing the 11 million or so undocumented immigrants.”

“To be determined,” said Conway, who in the past has supported creating a pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrants illegally living in the United States.

“What he supports is to make sure that we enforce the law, that we are respectful of those Americans who are looking for well-paying jobs and that we are fair and humane for those who live among us in this country,” she said earlier in the interview.

Conway said the candidate will reveal the specifics of his immigration plan “as the weeks unfold.” Trump is expected to give an immigration policy speech on Thursday in Colorado.

Clinton’s campaign responded by listing Trump’s clear calls for mass deportations over the past year and noting his favorable comparison of his plans to “Operation Wetback,” which were mass deportations carried out during the 1950s under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

“Whether Donald Trump’s immigration plan includes a deportation squad to forcibly remove millions of families from their homes has been asked and answered by the candidate himself time and time again,” Lorella Praeli, Hillary for America’s national Latino vote director, said in a statement. “When someone running for president says he looks upon a plan called Operation Wetback favorably, we should believe him the first dozen times he lays out his intentions.”

Ed O’Keefe contributed to this report.



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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 22, 2016, 07:14:38 am
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Sean Hannity Turns Adviser in the Service of Donald Trump

8/21/16

During major inflection points in Donald J. Trump’s campaign, the advisers, family members and friends who make up his kitchen cabinet burn up their email accounts and phone lines gaming out how to get his candidacy on track (and what counsel he might go along with).

But one person in the mix brings more than just his political advice. He also happens to control an hour of prime time on the Fox News Channel.

That person is Sean Hannity.

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Mr. Hannity uses his show on the nation’s most-watched cable news network to blare Mr. Trump’s message relentlessly — giving Mr. Trump the kind of promotional television exposure even a billionaire can’t afford for long.

But Mr. Hannity is not only Mr. Trump’s biggest media booster; he also veers into the role of adviser. Several people I’ve spoken with over the last couple of weeks said Mr. Hannity had for months peppered Mr. Trump, his family members and advisers with suggestions on strategy and messaging.

So involved is Mr. Hannity that three separate denizens of the hall of mirrors that is Trump World told me they believed Mr. Hannity was behaving as if he wanted a role in a possible Trump administration — something he denied to me as laughable and contractually prohibitive in an interview on Friday.

But he did not dispute that he lends his thoughts to Mr. Trump and others in his close orbit whom Mr. Hannity has known for years.

“Do I talk to my friend who I’ve known for years and speak my mind? I can’t not speak my mind,’’ he said.

But, Mr. Hannity said, “I don’t say anything privately that I don’t say publicly.’’ And, he acknowledged, it’s unclear how far his advice goes with Mr. Trump, given that “nobody controls him.”

Mr. Hannity is unapologetic about his aim. “I’m not hiding the fact that I want Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States.” After all, he says, “I never claimed to be a journalist.”

That makes Mr. Hannity the ultimate product of the Fox News Channel that Roger Ailes envisioned when he founded it with Rupert Murdoch 20 years ago, as a defiant answer to what they described as an overwhelmingly liberal mainstream news media that was biased against Republicans. Mr. Hannity was there from the beginning with Mr. Ailes, who was forced out over sexual harassment allegations last month.

Mr. Hannity’s show has all the trappings of traditional television news — the anchor desk, the graphics and the patina of authority that comes with being part of a news organization that also employs serious-minded journalists like Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly.

But because Mr. Hannity is “not a journalist,” he apparently feels free to work in the full service of his candidate without having to abide by journalism’s general requirements for substantiation and prohibitions against, say, regularly sharing advice with political campaigns.

So there was Mr. Hannity last week, devoting one of his shows to a town hall-style meeting with Mr. Trump at which his (leading) questions often contained extensive Trumpian talking points — including the debunked claim that Mr. Trump opposed the Iraq invasion. (As BuzzFeed News first reported, Mr. Trump voiced support for the campaign in a 2002 discussion with the radio host Howard Stern.)

On other days, he has lent his prime-time platform to wild, unsubstantiated accusations that Hillary Clinton is hiding severe health problems. He showed a video of a supposed possible seizure that was in fact a comical gesture Mrs. Clinton was making to reporters, as one of them, The Associated Press’s Lisa Lerer, reported. He also shared a report from the conservative site The Gateway Pundit that a member of Mrs. Clinton’s security detail appeared to be carrying a diazepam syringe, “for patients who experience recurrent seizures.”

A simple call to the Secret Service spokeswoman Nicole Mainor, as I made on Friday, would have resulted in the answer that the “syringe” was actually a small flashlight.

People in Mr. Hannity’s audience of 2.5 million who are inclined to believe the health allegations, and who believe the mainstream media are covering for Mrs. Clinton, are unlikely to be impressed by the Secret Service’s explanation.

That’s the ultimate result of the hyperpoliticized approach Mr. Hannity and so many others use in today’s more stridently ideological media: A fact is dismissed as false when it doesn’t fit the preferred political narrative.

But while this informational nihilism appears to have hit a new high, the last two weeks have signaled the start of a possible reckoning within the conservative media.

First there was The Wall Street Journal’s deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens, who, after trading insults with Mr. Hannity over Mr. Trump, said on the MSNBC show “Morning Joe” that “too much of the Republican Party became an echo chamber of itself.”

Those who spend an inordinate amount of time “listening to certain cable shows” and inhaling the conspiracy theories promoted on “certain fringes of the internet,’’ he said, wind up in a debate that’s “divorced from reality.”

Then there was the conservative radio host Charlie Sykes, who lamented in an interview with the Business Insider politics editor Oliver Darcy, “We have spent 20 years demonizing the liberal mainstream media.”

That criticism was often warranted, Mr. Sykes said. (Just take a look at the decision by the former Clinton White House aide and current ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos to give some $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation, for which he apologized last year.) But, as Mr. Sykes said, “At a certain point, you wake up and you realize you have destroyed the credibility of any credible outlet out there.” Therefore any attempt to debunk a falsehood by Mr. Trump, he said, becomes hopeless.

What really caught my eye, though, was the moment on Fox News on Wednesday when Dana Perino, a host of “The Five,” refused to go along with a colleague’s attempt to dispute the many polls showing Mrs. Clinton leading Mr. Trump. “That’s a real disservice to his supporters, to lie to them that those polls don’t matter,” said Ms. Perino, a White House press secretary for George W. Bush.

She went on to express regret for joining with other Fox News hosts who doubted the polls showing President Obama leading Mitt Romney in 2012.

You can’t help but see it as a sure sign that Mr. Ailes, who presided over all of that polling doubt four years ago, had left the building. Still, even Mr. Ailes occasionally reined in his more opinionated hosts when he worried they would tarnish the credibility of his news reporters.

It’s why, for instance, he abruptly canceled Mr. Hannity’s plans to attend a major Tea Party rally in Ohio in 2010 after it came to light that the organizers were using his appearance to raise money.

Mr. Ailes faced another Hannity-related issue shortly before his ouster, when CNN reported that the host had provided Newt Gingrich with private jet travel to Indiana, for a possible vice-presidential interview with Mr. Trump. (Mr. Hannity had been lobbying Mr. Trump to choose Mr. Gingrich.)

Mr. Ailes opted against forcing Mr. Hannity to collect the fare from Mr. Gingrich. He had a possible reason: Mr. Hannity was among those supporting Mr. Ailes amid the sexual harassment scandal, eventually even discussing a walkout in the event of Mr. Ailes’s ouster, as Breitbart reported a few days later. (After Fox News executives shared with Mr. Hannity and others the full details of the allegations, which Mr. Ailes denies, the talk of a walkout ended.)

Mr. Hannity says Mr. Gingrich is a very close friend and it’s his business what favors he does for him, though he left open the possibility that Mr. Gingrich might cut a check for the plane trip just the same. Since Mr. Ailes’s departure, Fox executives have not pushed the issue. Nor, apparently, have they warned Mr. Hannity away from giving advice to Mr. Trump and his campaign — at least not so far during a turbulent time at the network.

Then again, at this point there are questions about how much advice Mr. Ailes himself was lending to Mr. Trump when he was running the place, given that, as The Times reported on Saturday, he has already emerged as an influential Trump adviser.

Mr. Hannity told me his support for Mr. Trump makes him “more honest” than mainstream reporters who hide their biases. It turns out even “honesty” is a relative concept these days. For some people more than others.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 23, 2016, 08:20:06 am
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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 23, 2016, 05:24:01 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-campaign-schedule-texas-000000499.html
What’s Donald Trump doing in deep-red Texas? Money, ego and reviving the ‘Summer of Trump’
8/23/16

AUSTIN, Texas — After weeks of campaigning in mostly battleground states like North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Donald Trump takes his insurgent campaign for the presidency here Tuesday night, with a public rally scheduled in the heart of the Texas.

But the open question for many Republicans in Texas and beyond is why? Neither Mitt Romney nor John McCain visited the state so close to Election Day in 2012 and 2008.

For a candidate who often likes to tout his history-making bid for the White House, Trump is again breaking convention, investing time and money in a state that has been reliably Republican territory for the last nine presidential campaigns. The last time Texas voted for a Democratic nominee was in 1976, when it went blue for Jimmy Carter. And even amid continued Republican angst over Trump’s bid and an influx of new Latino voters who could lean toward Hillary Clinton in 2016, almost no one believes the state is going to play a decisive role in November.

“This is not Georgia or Arizona,” a Clinton aide said, referring to a pair of red states where Democrats have started to invest money in staff and ads, and where polls have suggested that Clinton has a chance.

Meanwhile, a local GOP official who declined to be named criticizing the candidate, told Yahoo News, “I am glad he is here. But I don’t know why he’s here.”

So why is Trump in Texas? Part of the reason is money. Facing a massive fundraising deficit against Clinton, the celebrity businessman turned politician is scheduled to headline two fundraisers benefiting his campaign and the Republican National Committee.

But the other reason, according to Republicans close to the campaign, is that Trump, who has taken an unusually hands-on role in guiding his schedule and strategy, simply wanted a big rally in the Lone Star State. Instead of meeting with donors and flying to headline an event in a swing state, the GOP nominee argued for a public rally in Austin, as well as in Jackson, Miss., another Republican stronghold where Trump is scheduled to campaign on Wednesday night.

“I think part of it is an ego thing. He wants to feel the love, and he’s going to places where he knows he will,” one Trump adviser said. Pointing to the massive rallies that occurred last summer, taking the party by surprise, the adviser said, “He wants to feel like it’s the ‘Summer of Trump’ again.”

The decision to divert the candidate’s finite campaign-trail time from critical battlegrounds has raised eyebrows among aides at the Republican National Committee, who have privately expressed frustration with the candidate’s “all-over-the-place strategy,” as one put it. And it exemplifies the struggle that Trump’s new campaign team faces in trying to reign in an inexperienced political candidate who has often bragged of being his own best adviser — particularly as the election enters the final stretch.

Earlier this month, Trump, who has previously suggested he didn’t need a ground operation because he wasn’t a typical candidate, personally ordered the RNC to open up joint campaign offices in all 50 states. It was a last-minute request that party aides believed could potentially undermine already-stretched resources in battleground states like Ohio and Florida, where the Trump campaign already has a smaller presence than Clinton.

At the same time, Trump has continued to say both publicly and privately that he can reshape the electoral map. Trump argues, as he repeatedly did in the primaries, that he can win traditionally blue states like Connecticut, where he campaigned earlier this month, California and New York — in spite of polls showing Clinton well ahead there.


Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Fairfield, Conn. (Photo: Michelle McLoughlin)

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Next week, Trump had been scheduled to visit Oregon and Washington, two other mostly Democratic states where he’s argued he can win, for both fundraisers and rallies. But on Monday, the Trump campaign abruptly scrapped the swing — as well as other planned events on the schedule this week in Colorado and Nevada — a shift an aide credited to the Trump campaign’s new brain trust, including campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, as they try to plot out how to best position the candidate for the little over two months before Election Day.



The move potentially suggested a new willingness by Trump to rely more on aides to determine the upcoming calendar. And it marked another compromise for the famously unpredictable candidate, who has relied on teleprompter speeches at rallies over the last week, in a new effort to stay on message.

Though Trump pushed for a Texas rally, the decision might also attract attention to one of his biggest problems heading into November — the angst that many Republicans continue to feel about his candidacy, particularly in Texas.

While some current and former public officials are expected to join him here, many prominent Texas Republicans won’t be present. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is out of the state, recovering from burns he suffered to his legs last month. A spokesman said Texas Sen. John Cornyn is also traveling out of state.

Earlier this month, George P. Bush, the Texas land commissioner and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, broke with his family and publicly called for Republicans to back Trump. But he, too, is not expected to appear in Austin.

Perhaps the most prominent no-show will be Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has pointedly declined to endorse his former primary rival. In recent weeks, Trump has repeatedly insisted he doesn’t want Cruz’s backing, but has still bitterly complained about it, reminding the public that Cruz promised to back whoever became the eventual GOP nominee.

At a Monday rally in Akron, Ohio, Trump, reading from the teleprompter, made no mention of Cruz or his other GOP rivals, but insisted he no longer cared about Republicans who oppose his campaign. That list includes Ohio Gov. John Kasich, another former primary rival.

“I wear their opposition as a badge of honor,” Trump said.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2016, 01:47:45 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-says-hes-open-to-softening-immigration-law-170249802.html
Donald Trump says he’s open to ‘softening’ immigration law
8/24/16

Donald Trump now says he’d be open to “softening” some U.S. immigration laws already on the books if he were elected president.

The Republican presidential candidate’s hard-line stance and policy proposals surrounding illegal immigration have been a centerpiece to his campaign. But over the past week, he’s shown signs of rolling back the more extreme measures, most notably his support for the mass deportation of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

In a Tuesday conversation with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Trump said he would consider changing aspects of immigration law as it relates to people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally but have not otherwise broken the law.

“There certainly could be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people. We want people. We have some great people in this country … but we’re going to follow the laws of this country,” he told the Fox News host during a town hall.

Trump described the two-tier policy toward illegal immigration that he touched upon the day before. He said his administration would follow the laws that are already in place to deport known criminals immediately and then deal with everyone else.

“If you start going around trying to make new laws in this country, it’s a process that is brutal,” he said. “We want to follow the laws of the country. And if we follow the laws, we can do what we have to do.”

Trump’s comments on Tuesday were only the latest in a series of recent statements in which he’s muddled his caustic tone toward illegal immigration. He infamously launched his campaign accusing the Mexican government of sending rapists over the border, and as recently as last week, he released his first general-election TV ad accusing rival Hillary Clinton of wanting to throw open the U.S. border.

But after Trump met last weekend with a Hispanic advisory council, some members said Trump told them he was open to granting legal status to some of the people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally. His campaign denied that Trump’s position had changed, but in a Monday interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, the GOP nominee said his focus would be on deporting criminals, and he even favorably cited President Obama’s own approach to deportation.

During his Tuesday interview with Hannity, Trump also said allowing people to stay in the U.S. after immigrating illegally would be unfair to others who obeyed the law and immigrated into the country using the appropriate channels.

“You have years and years of people waiting on line. They’ve gone through a process, and they’ve filed — legally — they filed,” he said. “They’re great people in some cases. I guess in some cases maybe not. But you have really great people wanting — and so proudly wanting — to come into our country. And now what you’d be doing is you’d take people away from that line.”

According to the Trump campaign’s website, he believes there are three core principles that would guide effective immigration reform: a nation without borders is not a nation, a nation without laws is not a nation, and a nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation.

“We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own,” his site reads. “That must change.”

Clinton has promised to introduce within 100 days of stepping into the Oval Office comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway to full citizenship.


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Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 24, 2016, 02:39:23 pm
newsmax.com/Politics/jeff-flake-trump-cant-win-shouldnt-win/2016/08/23/id/744849
8/23/16
GOP Sen. Flake: Trump Can't Win and Shouldn't Win


Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake delivered a brutal condemnation of Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Tuesday, saying the party's nominee neither can, nor should, win the election.

At a town hall event at the Tempe campus of insurance carrier Allstate, Flake slammed Trump's policies and tone, and has "little faith at this point that he will change," Politico reports.

"One, I don’t think he can win if he continues to run this kind of campaign," Flake said.

"And two, I don’t think he should win as he continues to campaign as he is, taking the kinds of positions he’s taking and the language he’s using."

Flake has been one of Trump's most vocal critics, recently calling out the nominee last week for not getting specific enough in his  "regret" for offending some people.

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Post by: Mark on August 24, 2016, 05:33:12 pm
Clinton Raising Funds to Destroy Breitbart
It’s “something different,” has no “right to exist.”


A fundraising e-mail sent out by the Hillary Clinton campaign sometime last week argued that the Breitbart News website has no “right to exist” and would be taken down if Clinton wins the election.

Clinton's deputy communications director Christina Reynolds wrote:

“We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while. I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist.

Breitbart is something different. They make Fox News look like a Democratic Party pamphlet. They’re a different breed altogether — not just conservative but radical, bigoted, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic conspiracy peddlers who never have been and never should be anywhere near the levers of power in this country.

It goes without saying that we have to beat these people. But I want to beat them so decisively that their kind never rises again.”

Around the same time as the e-mail went out to select donors, Donald Trump announced he was hiring Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon to head his campaign. It appears that move shook up the Clinton campaign quite a bit.

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/clinton-raising-funds-destroy-breitbart


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Post by: Mark on August 25, 2016, 06:02:38 pm
HILLARY Releases Nasty White Supremacist Ad Against Trump — Forgets to Mention She Took $20,000 from KKK This Year

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/hillary-releases-nasty-white-supremacist-ad-trump-forgets-mention-took-20000-kkk-year/

Flashback: Hillary Clinton Praises Exalted Cyclops of Ku Klux Klan

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/08/flashback-hillary-clinton-praises-exalted-cyclops-ku-klux-klan-video/




Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 25, 2016, 06:16:33 pm
Donald Trump is Right: Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot. Here Are 10 Examples.

Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a “bigot” on Wednesday: “Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” he said.
The mainstream media are reacting with shock, horror, and outrage. CNN, for example, could not come up with a substantive response to the accusation, so it played a video of a woman in the audience, interpreting her facial expression as criticism of Trump. To the brainwashed, it is easier to laugh at an inconvenient truth than to think about it.

But the charge is true. Hillary Clinton spent her early political years pandering clumsily to conservative white voters. In 2008, after attempting, belatedly and badly, to pander to black voters in the Democratic presidential primary, Clinton tried appealing to white voters once again. Clinton’s new attacks are just the latest iteration of her obsession with whiteness, which she courts when she thinks she is impressing conservatives, and trashes when she panders to liberals.

Here are ten examples.

1. Black “super-predators.” In the 1990s, the Clintons sold themselves as Democrats who would, unlike liberals, attack the Sister Souljahs of the world. Hence her attack on “super-predators,” a remark whose racial tinge Clinton now says she regrets.

https://youtu.be/8k4nmRZx9nc


2. “Ah don’t feel no ways TAHRD.” In 2007, Clinton tried to foreclose the challenge of an Obama insurgency by appealing to the black community. The result was cringeworthy, and the outreach did not last longer than her lead in the primary polls.

https://youtu.be/Y-H9BOIYhgc


3. Attack on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After Obama shocked Clinton in Iowa in 2008, she tried to undercut his appeal by talking down the civil rights icon in favor of Lyndon Johnson, the white politician who, she said, deserved the real credit.

https://youtu.be/XPsLKnByqWg


4. Confederate flag. As Obama inspired blacks, Clinton’s die-hard fans, the Arkansas Travelers, brought the battle flag — the racist symbol that supposedly motivated the Charleston massacre — to South Carolina, to move white voters on her behalf.

5. “Slumlord.” Rather than merely attack Obama for his association with corrupt Chicago politicians, Clinton went after him in a debate for representing a “slumlord.” The remark, perceived by Obama supporters as racist, was booed by the audience.

https://youtu.be/Mdus1GBznzs

6. African Muslim photo. Desperate Clinton staff circulated a photograph of Obama wearing Muslim garb during a trip to Somalia. Their frustration also reflected the Clinton campaign’s explicit strategy to play up Obama’s “lack of American roots.”

(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/09/obama-muslim.jpg)


7. Doing shots. As part of a deliberate — but, as in Selma, farcical — racial appeal, Clinton went “full redneck,” doing shots in bars surrounded by bemused, middle-aged white men. The hope was to offset Obama’s clear advantage among black voters.

8. “Hard-working … white Americans.” Fighting to the very end, Clinton cited her support from “working, hard-working Americans, white Americans” in talking up her chances of winning the general election — an explicit appeal to white voters.

https://youtu.be/vjoMcqMTMfw

9. “Colored People’s Time.” Running for president again, Clinton participated in a bad racist joke designed to prove her cultural competence with blacks while still appealing to the perceived prejudices of those “hard-working … white Americans.”

https://youtu.be/SxtRRL7cOeI


10. “White privilege.” Clinton made Black Lives Matter about white people, declaring — the day after the Dallas shootings — that whites needed to address their “privilege.” A radical remark, yet one that leaves America’s political fate in white hands.

https://youtu.be/tsd7ad2JJak

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/25/hillary-clinton-is-a-bigot/


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2016, 06:32:33 am
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/donald-trump-wavering-on-immigration-finds-anger-in-all-corners/ar-BBw3OZV?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
Donald Trump, Wavering on Immigration, Finds Anger in All Corners
8/25/16

Donald J. Trump, who captured the Republican nomination with a hard-line approach to immigration, faced anger and disgust from across the political spectrum on Thursday after he indicated he might retreat from his vow to deport all 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

In a town hall-style appearance broadcast on Fox News on Wednesday night, Mr. Trump appeared to suggest that he would now be open to some kind of path to legal status, if not citizenship, for undocumented immigrants.

“No citizenship,” Mr. Trump said. “They’ll pay back taxes. They have to pay taxes,” he added. “There’s no amnesty, but we will work with them,” he said at another point.

Mr. Trump said that while his supporters wanted to “get the bad ones out,” he also had heard from voters who took a less absolutist view. “They’ve said, ‘Mr. Trump, I love you, but to take a person that has been here for 15 or 20 years and throw them and the family out, it’s so tough, Mr. Trump,’” he said.

Several times, Mr. Trump turned to the audience in what he told his host, Sean Hannity, was “like a poll.”

“Number one, we’ll say throw out. Number two, we work with them,” Mr. Trump said.

Liberals who support an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws expressed horror at the spectacle.

“It’s not a small issue. It’s 11 million people,” said Angie Kelley, executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. “He’s reducing a serious policy discussion to a pep-rally vote and cheering the loudest for your team. It’s insulting. It’s dangerous. It’s unprecedented.”

But for conservatives who have vocally opposed comprehensive immigration reform, and who had admired Mr. Trump’s calls for a border wall and  mass deportations, Mr. Trump’s words sounded dismayingly similar to those of former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, whom Mr. Trump drove from the Republican primaries in large part by deriding him as weak on immigration.

In an interview with Rita Cosby of WABC radio, Mr. Bush called Mr. Trump’s shifting speech “abhorrent.”

“I don’t know what to believe about a guy who doesn’t believe in things,” Mr. Bush said.

Mr. Trump’s shifting locutions also prompted some conservatives to compare Mr. Trump to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a member of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” in the Senate who led a failed attempt at immigration reform in 2013.

“For me, the two phrases that were the last straws were, ‘It’s not amnesty,’ and ‘back taxes,’” said Mark Krikorian, of the conservative Center for Immigration Studies. “Those things are terms of art for the Gang of Eight-type crowd.”

“Betraying his base and making clear that, a year after he launched his campaign, he still doesn’t know really what he wants to do on immigration, is really the last straw, it seems to me,” Mr. Krikorian added of Mr. Trump.

For Mr. Trump, the new, moderate talk on immigration could help convince some on-the-fence voters, particularly whites, that he has more compassion for Hispanics and other minorities than his previous, hard-line positions would suggest.

But whatever the possible gains, Mr. Trump risks offending millions of conservatives. A first-time candidate, he made himself a hero of the Republican right wing in large part by casting himself as more hard-core on the immigration issue than any of his rivals. He vowed to build a wall, called immigrants “rapists,” promised to establish a “deportation force” and said every immigrant in the country illegally would be forced out.

That fired up a part of the Republican base that had been frustrated with the party leadership in Washington, whom they saw as too willing to compromise and negotiate with President Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats.

Mr. Trump’s most devoted supporters have ignored his many other inconsistencies. But if they perceive Mr. Trump to be backing away from what drew them to him in the first place, they could stay home.

Ann Coulter, the conservative author — who is promoting a new book titled “In Trump We Trust” — seemed almost apoplectic Wednesday night during Mr. Hannity’s broadcast with Mr. Trump.

In her book, Ms. Coulter writes that the only unforgivable sin Mr. Trump could commit would be to shift on immigration.

Watching as Mr. Trump appeared to do just that, Ms. Coulter erupted in a series of Twitter messages. “It’s not ‘amnesty.’ It’s ‘comprehensive immigration reform’!!!! Trump: ‘they have to pay taxes, there’s no amnesty,’” she wrote in one post.

(On his daily radio show, the conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh choked over his laughter at Ms. Coulter’s expense, noting the timing of what he called Mr. Trump’s “near flip-flop” on immigration. “Poor Ann!” he said. Ms. Coulter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

As aghast conservatives publicly warned Mr. Trump against any policy retreat — “Once you become an immigration enforcement hard-liner, there’s no going back!” the hard-line activist William Gheen told The Washington Times — Mr. Trump’s aides insisted that his policy proposals remained unchanged.

A spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, said on CNN that Mr. Trump was merely changing the “words” he was using, not the proposals themselves.

Democrats and immigration-overhaul advocates made the same point.

“Details matter, and we have seen no actual policy shift to date,” said Todd Schulte, the president of FWD.us, the immigration-reform group backed by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Mr. Trump has frequently dangled vague phrases suggestive of policy shifts, only to accuse the news media of having wrongly interpreted them.

Still, Mr. Trump has been softening his language on immigration for several days, as he courts an electorate far less receptive to his harsher proposals, like for a wall along the Mexican border, than he faced in the primaries.

A new poll by the Pew Research Center, conducted from Aug. 9 through 16, found that while 91 percent of strong Trump supporters advocate building the wall, 61 percent of Americans are against it.

Mr. Trump has said he will give a speech on immigration next week in Arizona — an address originally set for this week, but that was delayed as he grappled with precisely what he would say.

Mr. Trump’s latest remarks would also appear to align him more closely to the policies pursued by Mr. Obama and endorsed by the Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

His suggestion that he would deport only “the bad ones” while letting law-abiding, but undocumented, immigrants stay in the United States is quite similar to the approach announced by Mr. Obama in November of 2014, when he directed the Department of Homeland Security to prioritize its immigration enforcement on violent criminals and people who have repeatedly violated immigration laws by crossing the border multiple times.

In a Fox News interview Monday night, Mr. Trump praised Mr. Obama for having aggressively deported immigrants in the United States illegally during his tenure in office, a reality that has long angered immigrants and Latino activists. “Lots of people were brought out of the country with the existing laws.,” Mr. Trump said. “Well, I’m going to do the same thing.”

It is unclear what Mr. Trump meant by that. Many of the deportations during Mr. Obama’s tenure were conducted under a program that often abruptly separated longtime undocumented residents from spouses or children who are American citizens. In 2014, Mr. Obama pledged to shift away from that approach to focus more on criminals.

But Mr. Trump has not said that he has reversed his opposition to Mr. Obama’s programs that aim to keep families together by allowing some immigrants to remain in the United States and work legally.

The statement about payment of “back taxes” in Mr. Hannity’s Wednesday night broadcast is very similar to the president’s “deferred action” proposals, which would have required millions of immigrants in the country illegally to pay taxes, among other things, in exchange for legal protections.

At the White House, officials who have spent years trying to find ways to overhaul the nation’s immigration system declined to be drawn into an examination of Mr. Trump’s latest comments.

Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said Thursday that the challenge for American voters as they consider the immigration positions of the two presidential candidates “is to listen carefully to the promises, agenda and priorities, as articulated by the two candidates.”

Mr. Earnest declined to say which of Mr. Trump’s immigration positions he believed voters should consider.

“That’s what makes that question more difficult than it otherwise would be,” Mr. Earnest said. “People are going to have to work through their own assessment of the situation. It means playing close attention to the extensive comments that both candidates have made on this issue.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 26, 2016, 09:22:01 am
http://vtdigger.org/2016/08/24/evangelist-urges-crowd-make-christian-voice-heard-polls/
8/24/16
Evangelist urges crowd to make ‘Christian voice’ heard at polls

Close to 2,000 Christians gathered on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier on Wednesday to hear the son of famed evangelist Billy Graham implore them to vote in the November election.

Franklin Graham did not advocate for either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump, but he exhorted those in attendance to research the two parties’ platforms to determine which candidate would nominate Supreme Court justices who would defend religious values.

The difference between the parties, he said, was “night and day.”

Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, is holding prayer rallies in all 50 states as part of the Decision America Tour. Vermont was the 37th state he visited.

In a 40-minute speech, Graham described the country as corrupt and immoral with secularists controlling politics in Washington and state capitals and running municipalities and public schools, where he said children are not allowed to celebrate Christmas, Easter or other religious holidays because of political correctness. A progressive, he said, is “code word” for atheist.

He spoke out against same-sex marriage and abortion, among other subjects.

“We need the Christian voice to be heard in America today,” he told the masses. He spoke from a lectern halfway down the Statehouse steps as loudspeakers carried his comments to the crowd. Private security staff and local sheriffs were on or near the stage as he spoke.

“You got Hillary and you got Donald Trump. I’m not here to tell you anything good or bad about either one of them,” Graham told the crowd. “We have to ask ourselves as Christians, OK, we may not like either of the two, but which of the two will appoint judges that will align with what we believe.”

**O'Conner, Kennedy, Sutter, Blackmun, and Roberts, who are/were the most liberal justices, were appointed by Republicans Presidents.

Many cheered loudly in response. Among a few placards in the crowd, one read: “If you vote Democrat, you are an enemy of God.”

In an interview after his speech, Graham said both political parties are corrupt and that he was not suggesting those in attendance vote for Trump. Religious organizations are generally not allowed to endorse candidates because of their tax-exempt status.

“People aren’t coming out here to hear me. They’re coming because they understand their country’s in trouble, and they’re coming to pray,” Graham told VTDigger after offering up a slice of watermelon.

Graham, 64, is the elder son of the famous evangelist. He said his father, who is 97, is sharp mentally but at his age is “physically tired.”

The younger Graham painted a bleak vision of the country’s future. “We’re not going to survive with political leaders that go from one scandal to the next,” he said in the interview. “We can’t survive as a nation. The only hope is God.”

He defended comments he has made previously that Islam is a “wicked and evil religion.”

“All you have to look at is what is going on around the world,” he said, adding that beheadings, for example, were done in the name of Islam and that “instructions” to do harm are contained in the Quran and not in the Bible.

In his speech, Graham said 20 million to 30 million who identify as Christians did not vote in the 2012 presidential election. He said they could be a potent political force if they all turned out this time around.

**They did, but they rig the electronic voting machines.

Wednesday’s turnout was nearly 2,000, according to estimates by law enforcement and organizers. The crowd ringed the Statehouse lawn, some in the shade, others melting in the hot sun. At least four large buses were parked near the Statehouse, three of them painted with the tour logo and colors.

During his speech, Graham called several times for the crowd to pray out loud for the country and then paused and waited several minutes before continuing. He also had the crowd send text messages to receive a pledge to vote and other material from his organization, which showed up on people’s phones in minutes.

One of his biggest rounds of applause came when he stood up for police officers, who he said had been unfairly maligned because “of one mistake or whatever.”

The Rev. Tobiah Steinmetz, who lives in Pennsylvania, carried a wooden cross to the event and said he is visiting all 50 states independently of Graham and leaving a cross in each one. He said he walked 87 days across the country in 2009 carrying a cross from the West to the East Coast.

“I went through eight pairs of shoes,” he said.

Steinmetz said he was born again after struggles with relationships and alcohol.

Connie Crossman, of Pittsford, said before the event that children need to be taught more in school about religion and noted the humanitarian work done by Samaritan’s Purse, including sending hundreds of doctors overseas to developing countries.

She said she found faith after her parents divorced when she was 9.

Wendy Raeder, of West Barnet, said the event was more spiritual than political for her, but she said the country is morally adrift.

“We know Jesus is the only way to get back on track as a country,” Raeder said.

Raeder said she didn’t view Graham’s comments about other religions as controversial because they were all rooted in statements found in the Bible.

“They may not be popular these days,” she said of some of his views, “but they are the truth.”


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 27, 2016, 02:38:47 pm
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-college-republicans-fights-227412
8/27/16
Trump fights breaking out across college campuses

College Republicans all over the nation are wrestling with whether to endorse their party’s nominee.

Michael Straw, a senior at Penn State University, returned to campus this week, put on a crisp blue suit, and walked into a Trump buzzsaw.

The president of the school’s chapter of College Republicans had a sense of what he was in for. Less than two weeks before, the group had announced in a Facebook post that they would not endorse Donald Trump after holding an online vote — a move that sparked outrage, including a call from the chairman of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans for Straw to resign.

So when Straw gaveled in the chapter’s first meeting of the school year on Monday, it wasn’t altogether surprising that he was confronted by angry college Trump supporters — some wearing the signature “Make America Great Again” hats — demanding a re-vote of the non-endorsement and chanting Trump’s name throughout the meeting.

Straw ultimately made it through the hostile meeting without budging on the endorsement, or his own tenure as president of the group. And he says the tensions that have bubbled up on his campus were inevitable.

“I don’t think it’s extraordinary because obviously young voters are having a hard time supporting Donald Trump,” Straw said about his chapter’s decision not to endorse Trump. “I think it was bound to happen.”

Still, Penn State’s chapter is wading into unprecedented territory of declining to endorse the party’s nominee for president, and they are joined by a growing number of College Republicans chapters nationwide that are steering clear of Trump.

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Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 29, 2016, 06:19:57 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/evangelical-christian-group-seeks-distance-000000082.html
New evangelical group seeks to distance Christians from Trump
8/29/16

A collection of evangelical leaders has formed a new group to stand in contrast to conservative Christians who have endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump.

The 13 founding members of Public Faith include Michael Wear, who was deputy director of President Obama’s White House office of faith-based initiatives during the president’s first term; Alan Noble, a conservative-leaning author and professor; the Rev. Joel Hunter, a central Florida pastor who has been a spiritual adviser to Obama; and Janet Vestal Kelly, who was a high-ranking official under former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican.

While the group is generally conservative on issues like abortion and gay marriage, it is progressive on race, poverty, climate change and social justice.

In its mission statement, the group explicitly criticizes the combative approach taken by conservative Christian leaders like Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. toward those who disagree with them. Earlier this month, Falwell wrote a Washington Post op-ed in which he scolded the GOP nominee’s critics for “whining about Trump’s temperament.”

“While we are grateful for the work many Christian political institutions have done, we believe that a traditional ‘culture war’ strategy often leads to bad policies, damaged witnesses, and compromised beliefs,” Public Faith says on its website, which was set to be unveiled Monday. “Instead, we seek to support a just and flourishing society using the wisdom of biblical truths, Christian tradition, natural law, and the best of political thought.”

The group’s vision statement clearly addresses evangelical Christians who find themselves unable to support either Trump or Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“We know that there may be candidates for specific political offices for whom as a matter of conscience, we cannot support with our vote,” the group said. “Even if some of us cannot choose one candidate for a specific office, we commit to participating as citizens by voting on Election Day, recognizing that there are many political offices and other matters on our ballots that are of tremendous importance to seeing the above named commitments enacted.”

On specific policy matters, Public Faith condemns “the persistence of racial injustice” in the U.S. and advocates for rights of conscience for evangelicals who oppose gay marriage. The group argues for the importance of fighting poverty, and it describes abortion as a “tragedy.”

“We believe that abortion must be opposed holistically, from the economic patterns that often drive the practice to the societal values that justify it. This includes caring for mothers throughout motherhood, advocating for adoption, and other policies that treat mothers, babies, and other family members as those made in the image of God,” the group says.

Public Faith’s ambitions are unclear, although the founders sketch out future possibilities. “While our immediate purpose is to provide a platform for evangelicals to publicly voice their political views, we are interested in developing into a robust institution that produces political commentary, panels and conventions,” they said.


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 30, 2016, 01:35:06 am
The Black Community Is Oppressed… Unless Trump Says So

Donald Trump is making a a pitch to the African American community, and the professional commentariat could not be more livid.

“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”

“You walk down the street, you get shot.”

Those are the highlights of Trump’s pitch to black voters which hasn’t gone down well with the pundits. The consensus among media elites and liberals is that it was at best tone-deaf. At worst a racist dog-whistle to white supremacists.

“For [African Americans], as for most Americans, crime is at historic lows, and cities are safer than they’ve ever been,” Slate’s Jamelle Bouie wrote of Trump’s pitch, which he saw as thinly-veiled racism.

The New York Times ran an in-depth piece last week saying the speech offended those living in black America. According to The Times, life is great for the vast majority of black Americans who can enjoy safe neighborhoods free of dire poverty.

Hillary Clinton echoed this sentiment in her “alt right” speech Thursday. Clinton said it was “ignorant” of Trump to focus on these negatives when black communities are thriving.

Maybe America owes a thanks to Donald Trump for getting everyone to give up on the whole notion the country is oppressing black communities. Prior to Trump’s comments, we were constantly reminded that all African Americans risk being murdered by a police officer at any moment and for any reason.


Hillary once said on the matter, “I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African American families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have ‘The Talk,’ about, you now, how to really protect themselves [from police], when they’re the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with police.”

Thanks to Trump, we can now rest easy knowing the vast majority of blacks can safely walk down their streets without the fear of being shot by anyone.

Systemic racism has become a common word in our political lexicon and is frequently deployed in order to explain why so many African Americans are barred from the American Dream. Clinton has said previously that our country needs to face up to the “reality of systemic racism” which keeps “people of color” down.

But after Trump said that things don’t look so good in many black communities, we learned that millions and millions of African Americans have college degrees, successful jobs and beautiful homes. So long systemic racism! Hello American Dream for all!

It’s surprising how all the rhetoric in the media went from apocalyptic to sunshine and rainbows overnight, all thanks to Trump. If we want to talk about divisive fear-mongering, it’s worth pointing the finger at how America’s premier news outlets have covered police-involved shootings as examples of law enforcement’s war on black bodies. When riots happened in Baltimore, Ferguson and Milwaukee, apologists came out of the woodwork to say these are acts of the voiceless against a system that oppresses them.

Apparently, no system is oppressing them if the vast majority of African Americans are reaping the rewards of living in America, if we’re to believe Trump’s many detractors. The problems of black communities vanished into thin air all due to Trump’s blunt pitch.

So what story will the Left eventually settle on? Is America a nightmarish hellhole for African Americans? Or is the land of opportunity for people of all colors?

It seems like the answer is “both,” judging by the rhetoric.

The Democratic National Convention presented this cognitive dissonance last month. Speakers railed against Trump’s “Make America Great Again” with the rebuttal that America was already great and everything is going swell in the nation. Yet, at the same time, speakers made a clear point to highlight rampant police brutality and systemic racism. Hillary mentioned all of those differing points in the same speech accepting her party’s nomination.

So much for a clear message.

What might be the end result of this confusing rhetoric on the part of liberal leaders is the controversy surrounding NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. He says he sits during the national anthem because, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” But if the real America is represented by the DNC — filled with diversity and minority success stories — how is it oppressing people like Kaepernick?

Then again, the more radical elements of the Left, such as Black Lives Matter, still like to vandalize the flag and condemn the country as built on white supremacy. These elements, however, are coddled by more mainstream liberals, which creates a confusing picture for what the young leftist should think of America and how it treats African Americans. It’s unlikely Democrats will embrace Kaepernick when he is protesting the America they are now supposed to represent.

It’s a nice thought to think Trump’s pitch to minorities magically turned liberals into doubters of systemic racism, similar to how the candidate’s spat with the Khan family turned them into fanatic defenders of veterans.

But that’s only a nice thought.

Democrats will continue stoking the fires of racial division and paranoia long after the 2016 election. Just not when a Republican decides to make a pitch in the same style.



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/29/the-black-community-is-oppressed-unless-trump-says-so/#ixzz4InLW92qz


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on August 30, 2016, 06:24:39 am
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/30/prayer-or-politics-evangelist-rallying-christians-in-boston.html
Prayer or politics? Evangelist rallying Christians in Boston
8/30/16

BOSTON –  The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham is holding a mass prayer rally in Boston as part of a 50-state tour to urge evangelicals to vote.

Franklin Graham's noontime rally on Tuesday on Boston Common is a stop on his "Decision America" tour.

Churches from across the state are sending busloads of people to the city for the rally.

Graham has said publicly that he's not endorsing Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, but the evangelist has expressed admiration for Trump in the past. The two men met earlier this month in Louisiana.

Similar rallies are scheduled this week in Providence, Rhode Island, and Hartford, Connecticut.


Title: HOMELAND SECURITY TO TAKE CHARGE OF ELECTIONS
Post by: Mark on August 30, 2016, 07:26:48 pm
HOMELAND SECURITY TO TAKE CHARGE OF ELECTIONS

well there you go, that is a declaration of war if there ever was one, its all one big joke, and we are the losers

Even before the FBI identified new cyber attacks on two separate state election boards, the Department of Homeland Security began considering declaring the election a "critical infrastructure," giving it the same control over security it has over Wall Street and and the electric power grid.

The latest admissions of attacks could speed up that effort possibly including the upcoming presidential election, according to officials.

"We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

"There's a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure," he said at media conference earlier this month hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

DHS has a vital security role in 16 areas of critical infrastructure and they provide a model for what the department and Johnson could have in mind for the election.

DHS describes it this way on their website: "There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof."

A White House policy directive adds, "The federal government also has a responsibility to strengthen the security and resilience of its own critical infrastructure, for the continuity of national essential functions, and to organize itself to partner effectively with and add value to the security and resilience efforts of critical infrastructure owners and operators."

At the time, Johnson did not mention specific security issues, but the FBI has since cited one hack and another attempt.

Johnson also said that the big issue at hand is that there isn't a central election system since the states run elections. "There's no one federal election system. There are some 9,000 jurisdictions involved in the election process," Johnson said.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/homeland-eyes-special-declaration-to-take-charge-of-elections/article/2600592


Title: Re: Funny 2016 Election stuff or not so funny
Post by: Mark on August 30, 2016, 07:33:36 pm
IS THIS A TELEGRAPH?

A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election

The presidential election could be delayed or scrapped altogether if conspiracy theories become predictive and a candidate dies or drops out before Nov. 8. The perhaps equally startling alternative, if there's enough time: Small groups of people hand-picking a replacement pursuant to obscure party rules.

The scenarios have been seriously considered by few outside of the legal community and likely are too morbid for polite discussion in politically mixed company. But prominent law professors have pondered the effects and possible ways to address a late-date vacancy.

"There's nothing in the Constitution which requires a popular election for the electors serving in the Electoral College," says John Nagle, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, meaning the body that officially elects presidents could convene without the general public voting.

"It's up to each state legislature to decide how they want to choose the state's electors," Nagle says. "It may be a situation in which the fact that we have an Electoral College, rather than direct voting for presidential candidates, may prove to be helpful."

Both major parties do have rules for presidential ticket replacements, however, and Congress has the power to change the election date under Article II of the Constitution, which allows federal lawmakers to set dates for the selection of presidential electors and when those electors will vote.

But Congress would be up against a de facto December deadline, as the Constitution's 20th Amendment requires that congressional terms expire Jan. 3 and presidential terms on Jan. 20. Though it's conceivable to split legislative and presidential elections, they generally happen at the same time. And if the entire general election were to be moved after Jan. 3, Congress effectively would have voted themselves out of office.

Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar considers in a 1994 article in the Arkansas Law Review the possibility of a special presidential election being pushed to after Jan. 20, with the speaker of the House serving as acting president until an election could pick "a real president for the remainder of the term." But he tells U.S. News that scenario probably is far-fetched.

Is it possible for the election to be delayed until after Jan. 20, leaving both the offices of president and vice president temporarily vacant? Perhaps, Amar says, but "it wouldn't make sense if it were permissible, given there actually are answers. Why would you ever do that?"

Amar recommends an up to four-week postponement of Election Day if a candidate dies just before voting, or even if there's a major terrorist attack.

The possible last-minute replacement of a candidate attracts some cyclical coverage, but this year the scenario would play out after consistent conjecture about the health of Democrat Hillary Clinton and hidden agenda of Republican Donald Trump.

Trump, 70, would be the oldest person elected president, but his health has received less coverage over the election cycle than apparently unfounded speculation he will drop out. Clinton, 69 in October, would be the second oldest president-elect, months younger than Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Although Clinton's coughs and stumbling have earned speculative headlines on the news-driving Drudge Report, her doctor, Lisa Bardack, said she "is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve." Trump physician Harold Bornstein, meanwhile, wrote he would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

Old age doesn’t rule out a full presidency. Reagan served two terms before dying at 93 in 2004. Other recent officeholders have lived beyond the life expectancy for the general population. Gerald Ford died in 2006 at 93. George H.W. Bush, 92, and Jimmy Carter, 91, are still living.

If something were to happen to Clinton or Trump before the election, rules established by the Republican and Democratic parties do offer guidelines for what to do.

If Clinton were to fall off the ticket, Democratic National Committee members would gather to vote on a replacement. DNC members acted as superdelegates during this year's primary and overwhelmingly backed Clinton over boat-rocking socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

DNC spokesman Mark Paustenbach says there currently are 445 committee members – a number that changes over time and is guided by the group's bylaws, which give membership to specific officeholders and party leaders and hold 200 spots for selection by states, along with an optional 75 slots DNC members can choose to fill.

But the party rules for replacing a presidential nominee merely specify that a majority of members must be present at a special meeting called by the committee chairman. The meeting would follow procedures set by the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee and proxy voting would not be allowed.

DNC member Connie Johnson, a former Oklahoma state senator who supported Sanders, says it would be most appropriate for the DNC to give the nomination to the runner-up if Clinton were to die or drop out before the election.

"I believe that's why Sen. Sanders stayed in the contest," she writes in an email. "As to whether the party would adopt what would appear to be a common sense solution in the event of [Clinton] no longer being able to serve – that would remain to be seen. There was so much vitriol aimed at Sen. Sanders and his supporters by [Clinton supporters] that they would likely want 'anybody but Bernie' in order to save face and maintain control."

The Republican National Committee's rules potentially allow for greater democratic input, but don't require it. If a vacancy emerges on the ticket, the 168-member RNC would decide whether to select a replacement on its own or "reconvene the national convention," which featured 2,472 voting delegates, that met over the summer.

If RNC members make the choice themselves, the three members representing each state, territory and the nation's capital – a committeeman, committeewoman and the local party chairman – would jointly have "the same number of votes as said state was entitled to cast at the national convention."

RNC rules allow for state delegations to split their vote and for members to vote by proxy.

Richard Winger, editor of B