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Jeff Flake Touts Gun Control, Bashes GOP For Engaging In Culture War

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H/T The Federalist.

Little Flaky Jeff like John McLame have become a big disgrace to the state of Arizona.

I want to see them both voted out as soon as possible.

Jeff Flake has become a sad trope of the kind of Republican Aaron Sorkin would dream up in a plot line for ‘The West Wing.’

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake hasn’t shied away from the fact that he was about to lose his senate seat in a GOP primary. Instead, he’s decided to use his departure from Washington as a chance to hawk his book which bears a title that shamelessly rips off an iconic work of the same name.

In an interview with CNN political commentator and former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod, which aired in part over the weekend, Flake decried Republican engagement in the culture wars, touted his gun control bill, and hit President Trump over his criticisms of American media. The book, the TV appearances, the gun control bills are all part of a sad attempt to rebrand himself as #relevant.

In the sprawling hour-and-a-half-long interview, which you can listen to in full here, though I don’t know why you would, you can’t make up the level of irony surrounding Flake’s story. He laughs off the fact he is from Snowflake, Arizona, and that he has a carved rhinoceros figurine in is office.

“I guess I’ve just embraced it,” he quipped about the fact that he is often called a Republican In Name Only, or RINO for short.

At the start of the conversation, he explains that he thinks the GOP went off the rails when Republican figures started to wade into the culture wars.

“We kind of stopped being the party of limited government, economic freedom, individual responsibility and kind of drifted off to fight the culture wars,” Flake said. “That’s when you always know you’re in a bad place, when you stop talking as Republican about limited government or limited spending and you start talking about flag burning, or other cultural issues, or immigration to try to make up for not being conservative fiscally, you have to emphasize other issues.”

Flake said the 2005 bill calling for a federal court to review that Terri Schiavo’s rights were not violated when her husband was allowed to dehydrate her, was part of what he calls the Republican Party’s demise.

“When we started doing that, in 2006 with Terri Schiavo issues and whatnot,” he said. “I knew we were in trouble. We lost the majority in the House and the Senate at that time.”

This isn’t the first time Flake has falsely claimed that Republicans used the Schiavo bill as a wedge issue to shore up its base and scare off members from across the aisle. In a “Face The Nation” appearance last July, the Arizona senator said something similar, but he’s so very wrong about the partisan nature of the bill. The bill, which merely asked that a federal court review the state courts proceedings that gave a disabled woman’s husband permission to dehydrate her to death, was one of the most bipartisan passed during George W. Bush’s tenure in the Oval Office. Not a single Democratic senator voted against the bill and of the 100 House Democrats in office at the time, nearly half (47 to be exact) voted in favor of it. Then Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton both voted for the bill, though Obama later said he regretted the decision.

His claim that the Schiavo bill was a rallying cry which heralded in the GOP’s collapse is totally false and his characterization of the culture wars is uncharitable and stupid. Republican engagement with the culture wars didn’t arise from a vacuum. For decades, liberals have poured gasoline on the flames in cultural spaces, pushing lawmakers to blot out bits of the Bill of Rights that they don’t like. One only needs to have caught any of the awards shows this past year or have turned on cable news for more than two minutes to see how far left things have turned. It makes sense for culturally conservative individuals to elect people who they expect to take a stand for their values, if anything, to deter institutionalized religious persecution. But I guess Flake is too busy racking up Ls for his over-the-top Trump comparisons to have noticed that.

Next, Flake took plenty of time to pander to members of the media in decrying Trump’s use of the term “fake news.”

“Calling real news fake and fake news real, that has real ramifications, particularly internationally,” he said. “When authoritarians everywhere now borrow that language to justify on cracking down on dissent and legitimate opposition as fake news. … that has ramifications. Long term ramifications.”

It’s no wonder Flake has become the darling of Sunday talk shows.

He also touted his “No Fly, No Buy” bill, which, with help from Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), would strip away a citizens Second Amendment right to bear arms if he or she finds themselves on a no-fly list. Of course he leaves out the part about how 40 percent of those listed on a terror watchlist have “no affiliation with recognized terrorism groups.” A 2015 Department of Homeland Security examination found that 73 of TSA’s own employees were on the list, which raises questions not just about TSA hiring practices, but about the list itself. There’s a good chance, it seems, one can end up on a no-fly list arbitrarily or by mistake, which means that Flake’s bill could take away one’s constitutional rights at the drop of a hat and for arbitrary or inconsistent reasons.

After refusing to “swear off” the possibility of running for president in 2020, Flake added that he thinks Trump will face a challenge in the GOP primary leading up to the election.

“I do think the President will have a challenge from the Republican Party,” he said, “I think there should be. I also think there will be an Independent challenge, particularly if the Democrats insist on putting somebody up from the far left of the party. Two years is a long time in politics.”

So let’s get this straight. A senator who doesn’t have the support from his own state to win another term in Congress, who has become the media’s favorite Republican for loud criticisms of Trump and many others in his own party, who is comfortable with stripping citizens of their constitutional rights at will, is supposed to be the guy who’s going to save America? I’m sorry, but no.

What’s perhaps the most pathetic part of this interview is the part that’s obvious to everyone. Everyone except Jeff Flake. Members of the media and Democratic operatives, which in David Axelrod’s case, are one in the same, are clearly using Flake to further their own purposes. These purposes are ones that do not help further the cause of conservatism.

Axelrod and others aren’t actually interested in Flake because they think he is at all relevant. They are pretending his book and his self-important soliloquies are newsworthy precisely because they aren’t. Jeff Flake is not the voice of conservatism, nor is he the guy to rally principled Americans, disillusioned with deeply partisan divides in Congress, towards saving our country from the brink of fiscal ruin. He’s a sad trope of the kind of Republican Aaron Sorkin would dream up in a plot line for “The West Wing.” The kind of Republican who doesn’t really care about the Second Amendment, the kind who mocks the GOP’s decision to wade into the culture war, the kind of Republican who ultimately will lose to a charismatic Democrat every time.

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GOPissed OFF: Conservatives… It’s Time To Wreck The GOP Establishment

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This is from Clash Daily.

This is a point I have been making for years.

Conservatives are not only at war with the Liberals we are in a battle for the Republican Party a fight we must win.

 

My friends, the political war has begun and we are not just battling the left – we are in battle with our own party. Do not give your money to the GOP, as they will use it against conservatives! It doesn’t matter if you are Team Cruz, Walker, Rand Paul or any other conservative; give directly to the candidate. We might fall under the party category of Republican, however, trust me when I say, that is the absolute only thing we have in common anymore.

The establishment hates conservatives because the GOP has sold out and bowed to the agenda. Ask yourself, with all of the promises from McConnell, McCain, Graham, etc… why do we still have Obamacare? Why do we have open borders and executive amnesty looming? Why is Boehner still Speaker of the House? Why are we negotiating with Iran? Why have they not stopped Hussein Obama’s spending? Why do radical Jihad terrorists have training camps on our own soil? It is all smoke and mirrors to pacify the minions and theatrics to buy time.

Why has no one brought impeachment charges for multiple treasonous crimes? Including the Bergdahl trade, Benghazi, and Fast and Furious. Promises, speeches, petitions and lawsuits; all to keep us busy and occupied while our great country is destroyed from within. We worked our asses off to take back the Senate and it has proven futile. The only way to save us now is to elect a constitutional conservative President in 2016.

My personal e-mail inbox is full of the GOP begging for money. They have even coerced Governor Walker into e-mailing on their behalf to beg for money. He has to be out of his mind to think they will use that money to support his run. They have chosen their man: Jeb Bush.

Every dime you give to the GOP will go towards electing Jeb Bush. I have heard unenlightened good friends call him a moderate Republican, but I lean towards Jeb being a liberal. If you want to know where he stands on the issues, look at his big donors: ProAmnesty, ProCommonCore, ProAbortion, and so on. Jeb Bush versus Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren is a win/win for liberalism and goodbye to our freedoms.

Ask yourself how many more times we have to be lied to and slapped in the face? Case in point, when Texas Conservative Ted Cruz announced his run for the White House, GOP Republican Peter King immediately bashed him in the media. When Cruz filibustered Obamacare, he received absolutely no support from the establishment. As a matter of fact, several of them went to dinner with Hussein Obama that night.

One thing is for certain, the liberal left and the GOP are extremely fearful of a conservative constitutional candidate, as evident by their reaction to Cruz’s announcement. They can feel our momentum picking up and it will only get stronger, louder, more powerful. So now is the time for Americans to put up or shut up.

Make phone calls, pound the pavement, donate, and question everything and everyone. Scott Walker has secured voter ID for Wisconsin. What is your state doing? We must DEMAND voter ID, fair voting practices, and never relive the fraud of 2012. Never forget how they bused in illegals, did not get the ballots to our soldiers overseas, changed votes from Romney to Obama through voting machines, allowed Black Panthers to intimidate voters at the polls, and how votes were outsourced to a Soros company for tally. Not to mention, dead people voting, people voting multiple times and districts in Ohio reporting over a 100% turn out.

Too many great Americans have shed blood for us to lie down and give up our freedoms. One of my favorite Marine veteran’s kids bought him a countdown clock that shows to the exact second how much time is left before Hussein Obama leaves office. That clock is running down fast…..and the time to fight is now.

Ky. Governor: If Lincoln Were Alive ‘He Would Be Re-Registering – A Democrat’

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This is from CNSNews.

Abraham Lincoln if alive today would not reregister as a DemocRat.

Lincoln would be working to remove the RINO’s from Congress, he would as be fighting to return the GOP to its roots.

 

Governor Steve Beshear (D-Ky.) told the audience at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) 2015 Winter Meeting this weekend that if Abraham Lincoln were alive today “he would be re-registering – a Democrat.”

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/ky-governor-if-lincoln-were-alive-he-would-be-re-registering-democrat

“You know we have always been the party of the people, by the people and for the people,” Beshear said paraphrasing a section of Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address.

“And I purposely use the words of the very first Republican President of the United States, a great Kentuckian Abraham Lincoln, because if he were here with us today he would be so disappointed in what his party has become that he would be re-registering – a Democrat.”

The audience responded with applause.

Beshear addressed the 2015 Winter Meeting of the DNC on Saturday.

 

Cruz: Senate Should Block Obama’s Nominees Until He Rescinds Amnesty

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This is from Town Hall.

If Obama wants a fight the GOP needs to step up and give him a fight.

Fight him with very constitutional means available, including impeachment.

 

As President Obama prepares to announce the overhaul of U.S. immigration law through executive fiat tonight in a prime-time address, Republicans are trying to come up with ways to either stop him or to push back against the move.

Last night on The Kelly File, Republican Ted Cruz called this a “moment of testing,” said we are witnessing a constitutional crisis and suggested the Senate block all of President Obama’s nominations, except for those crucial to national security, until he rescinds his executive order.

“We are are witnessing is a constitutional crisis, what President Obama is doing is he’s defying the law, he’s defying the constitution,” Cruz said. “If the President goes forward with this, if he goes forward with unilaterally defying the Congress elected by the people, defying the American voters, then it is incumbent on Republicans in Congress to use every single constitutional tool we have to defend the rule of lawthis is a moment of testing and I am hopeful we will see Republicans in Congress stand up and side with the people against a lawless President.”

“The President is behaving in an unprecedented way. There is not in recent times any parallel for a President repudiated by the voters standing up and essentially telling the voters, ‘go jump in a lake,’ he’s going to force his power,” Cruz continued. “The new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should stand up and say, ‘If you disregard the constitution, if you disregard the law, if you issue this executive amnesty, the new Congress for the next two years will not confirm a single nomination, judicial or executive other than vital national security positions until you end this illegal amnesty.’ Now that’s a big and dramatic step, it’s never been done before in Congress but the framers put in place checks and balances and the confirmation power is a tremendously potent authority given to the Senate. The Senate majority leader has the unilateral ability to stand up and say, ‘If you defy Congress, if you defy the American people none one of your nominees will get confirmed.’..We [also] need to use the power of the purse.”

 

Cruz also pushed back on rumors of a government shutdown reminded viewers that the only person pushing for a shutdown is President Obama.

Yesterday in an op-ed published in POLITICO, Cruz reminded the country that the President is not a monarch and therefore we shouldn’t allow him to rule like one.

“When the president embraces the tactics of a monarch, it becomes incumbent on Congress to wield the constitutional power it has to stop it,” Cruz wrote. “Congress, representing the voice of the people, should use every tool available to prevent the president from subverting the rule of law.”

President Obama will make his announcement at 8 pm eastern from the White House. Townhall will have full coverage of his remarks.

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Always On Cue, Nancy Pelosi Says Something That Will Make You Say “Umm, What?!”

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This is from Independent Journal Review.

San Fran Nan is the face and the voice of the Democrat party.

 

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is no stranger to absurdity.

She once infamously claimed that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) had to be passed before we could learn the actual contents of the bill. In 2008, she equated the departure of George W. Bush from The White House to a “10-ton anvil” being lifted.

Now, Pelosi is up to her old ways reflecting on the past midterm elections.

Despite the fact that the GOP took control of the United State Senate, retained control over the House of Representatives, and won gubernatorial contests in Democratic states such as Illnois, Maryland and Massachusetts, Pelosi denied that what occurred was a Republican wave.

From Politico:

“’I do not believe what happened the other night is a wave,’ Pelosi said in her first sit-down interview since Democrats lost a dozen House seats to Republicans on Nov. 4. ‘There was no wave of approval for the Republicans. I wish them congratulations, they won the election, but there was no wave of approval for anybody. There was an ebbing, an ebb tide, for us.’”

Her opinion is a stark contrast to a recent Gallup poll which indicates that at least 53% of Americans favor a GOP-led Congress setting the agenda, rather than President Obama.

 

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I understand that we all can be a little delusional on some things, but someone needs to inform the new Minority Leader that the handwriting is already on the wall.

GOP Asks Obama To Reveal His Secret Amnesty Plans

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This is from The Daily Caller.

Obama will remain silent about his plans for the illegal immigrants as he knows his plan for amnesty will hurt DemocRats.

 

GOP legislators want President Barack Obama to explain his planned amnesty for illegal immigrants before Americans vote on Nov. 4.

“Rather than attempt to hide these actions from the American people until after the midterm elections, Americans should be given the chance to come to their own conclusions… [so] they can then exercise their constitutional right to petition the federal government and let you know their opinions,” said the Sept. 20 letter from 22 GOP legislators.

Obama announced in June that he would reduce enforcement of immigration law by the end of summer. He made the statement after GOP leaders told him they would not schedule a vote on the unpopular Senate immigration bill. (RELATED: Obama’s Border Meltdown Is Nation’s Top Problem)

GOP legislators rejected the business-backed bill after polls showed the public’s growing opposition.

If approved, the bill would have cut salaries and widened the wealth gap by doubling the annual inflow of immigrants and guest-workers up to nearly 4 million per year. That’s almost level with the 4.3 million Americans who join the workforce each year. (RELATED: CBO Says Immigration Bill Aids Investors, Not Wage Earners)

But White House officials read those polls too, and announced in early September that Obama would delay his executive amnesty until after the election. (RELATED: Obama’s Amnesty Support Tumbles 14 Points Since 2012)

White House officials have not revealed Obama’s draft plans, but have repeatedly suggested that he will use the complex immigration laws to give residency permits and work-permits to more than 4 million illegals.

That action would dramatically boost the 2015 legal inflow of foreign job seekers up to roughly 6 million, when the routine inflow of 1 million legal immigrants and 700,000 foreign workers are included in the total.

WE’RE UP AGAINST EVIL’: Duck Dynasty Patriarch Blasts Obama, Tells GOP to ‘Get Godly

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This is from The Washington Post.

Phil Robertson is correct America has turned its back on God.

Not all Americans have turned away from God.

We are doing what God said not to do with shedding of innocent blood by aborting babies as well as calling good evil and evil good.

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Isaiah 5:20

King James Version (KJV)

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Proverbs 6:16-17

King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

 

NEW ORLEANS — “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson on Thursday urged his fellow Republicans to bring their party back to God as it seeks its way forward.

Speaking to the Republican Leadership Conference here, the bearded Louisianan said the party and the country have moved too far away from the founding fathers’ vision of religion’s role in American government — and that the current version of the separation of church and state is a “lie.”

“GOP, you can’t be right for America if you’re wrong with God,” Robertson said. “You want to turn the Republican Party around? Get Godly.”

Robertson spoke in a somewhat meandering fashion for about half an hour at the conference, where he was a late addition.

He recently courted controversy by telling a reporter that homosexuality could lead to bestiality and that he doesn’t remember things being so bad for African Americans prior to civil rights laws. He was briefly suspended from the TV network that airs his show, but was quickly reinstated after conservatives cried foul.

On Thursday, Robertson decried racism — “The color of your skin doesn’t determine the character of your person” — and later alluded to his unlikely role as a speaker at the GOP confab, recalling when conference organizers asked him to come.

“I guess the GOP may be more desperate than I thought to call somebody like me,” he said.

Robertson, who was introduced by Sarah Palin, closed the speech with a minutes-long prayer, said “Amen, I’m done,” and walked off.

The Racist Party

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This is from the comment section from Allen Wests article about

the GOP and Black history.

The GOP needs to be telling this story day in and day out.

 

The Racist Party
“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”

October 13, 1858
During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee.

April 16, 1862
President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no

July 17, 1862
Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”

January 31, 1865
13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition

April 8, 1865
13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

November 22, 1865
Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial discrimination

February 5, 1866
U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves

April 9, 1866
Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

May 10, 1866
U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

June 8, 1866
U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no

January 8, 1867
Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.

July 19, 1867
Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans

March 30, 1868
Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”

September 3, 1868
25 African-Americans in Georgia legislature, all Republicans, expelled by Democrat majority; later reinstated by Republican Congress

September 12, 1868
Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and all other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, every one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress

October 7, 1868
Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”

October 22, 1868
While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan

December 10, 1869
Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office

February 3, 1870
After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

May 31, 1870
President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights

June 22, 1870
Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South

September 6, 1870
Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell

February 28, 1871
Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

April 20, 1871
Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans

October 10, 1871
Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands

October 18, 1871
After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

November 18, 1872
Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”

January 17, 1874
Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

September 14, 1874
Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

March 1, 1875
Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition

January 10, 1878
U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong

February 8, 1894
Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote

January 15, 1901
Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

May 29, 1902
Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%

February 12, 1909
On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP

May 21, 1919…
Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no

August 18, 1920
Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures

January 26, 1922
House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster

June 2, 1924
Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

October 3, 1924
Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

June 12, 1929
First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

August 17, 1937
Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

June 24, 1940
Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

August 8, 1945
Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”

September 30, 1953
Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

November 25, 1955
Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

March 12, 1956
Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

June 5, 1956
Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

November 6, 1956
African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

September 9, 1957
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

September 24, 1957
Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

May 6, 1960
President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

May 2, 1963
Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

September 29, 1963
Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

June 9, 1964
Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate

June 10, 1964
Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

August 4, 1965
Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor

February 19, 1976
President Gerald Ford formally rescinds President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

September 15, 1981
President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982
President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 10, 1988
President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

November 21, 1991
President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

August 20, 1996
Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law

And let’s not forget the words of liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood…

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population….”
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So the next time any Democrat claims they’ve been supportive of civil rights in America (and been so all along), ask them to explain their past. “We’ve grown” is not gonna cut it, considering they continue to lie about their past to this day.
And I’m tired of the recitation that Southern Democrats became racist Republicans and took those tendencies with them. It didn’t take the Clintons and Barack Obama (Democrats) long to trade race cards, did it?

The lie is drummed into the childrens heads..
“Democrats are unwavering in our support of equal opportunity for all Americans. That’s why we’ve worked to pass every one of our nation’s Civil Rights laws… On every civil rights issue, Democrats have led the fight.”

 

ZoNation: Conservative Blacks Are Mouth-Pieces According To William Barber

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William Barber, Director of the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, accuses conservatives of color of being mouth pieces for the GOP. He somehow over looks the big…really big, mouth piece he is, for the Democrat Party.

 

Read the rest of this Liberty Alliance article here: http://libertyalliance.com/2014/02/zonation-conservative-blacks-mouth-pieces-according-william-barber/#ZrX24SsQQw82slAm.99

Reid won’t rule out filibuster elimination

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This is from The Hill.

I guess Dingy Harry Reid thinks the DemocRats are going to

control the Senate forever.

When the DemocRats lose the Senate these rules changes

will come back to haunt them.

Then listen to them scream and cry about how unfair the

Republicans  are to them.

I have included a segment from Face The Nation where

Dingy Harry is rambling.

Is is me or does anyone else think Dingy Harry resemble

the ferryman from the River Styx? 

See what I mean.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Sunday said he was not currently considering an elimination of the filibuster for legislation, but he warned that the country could not remain “paralyzed” by Republican obstruction.

Reid and the Senate Democratic majority enraged the GOP last year by moving to cut off the filibuster for most presidential appointees and judicial nominations. They left in place a 60-vote threshold for legislation. But in a rare Sunday television interview, Reid stopped short of categorically ruling out such a move in the future.

“We’re not there yet,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “No, I’m not thinking about that today.”

In the same interview, Reid denounced in his typically harsh rhetoric Republican opposition to a range of Democratic priorities, including an extension of long-term unemployment insurance, raising the minimum range and strengthening background checks for gun purchases.

On all of those issues, the Nevada Democrat said Republican members of Congress were out of step with Republicans nationwide, who, he said, supported the measures in public polls.

“It would seem to me that five Republicans in the Senate should agree with Republicans around the country,” Reid said, referring to the number of Republicans who would need to join 55 Democrats and independents to advance legislation. “They’re out of touch with what’s going on in America today.”

Pressed by moderator Bob Schieffer on rules changes in the Senate, Reid said, “We cannot have a country that’s paralyzed.”

The Senate plans to hold a key test vote on Monday on an extension of emergency jobless benefits for people who have been out of work for 26 weeks or longer. The insurance lapsed in December, cutting off benefits for 1.3 million people.

Reid touted the support of Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), but he said he didn’t know if other Republicans would sign on to gain the necessary 60 votes.

He argued that the policies were needed to tackle income equality. “The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and the middle class is being squeezed out of existence,” Reid said.

On ObamaCare, Reid defended the new law, even though he criticized the initial rollout by the Obama administration as “awful.” Citing a recent conversation with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Reid said the enrollment numbers for the insurance exchanges would be “staggering” come April 1, when the six-month sign-up period ends.

“It’s already working,” he said of the law. “Republicans should get a life and start talking about doing something constructive.”

Appearing on “Face the Nation” after Reid, two House Republicans, Reps. Matt Salmon (Ariz.) and Peter King (N.Y.), criticized the Senate majority leader’s tone and attacks on Republicans.

“I think it’s interesting that Senator Reid spent his entire time just blaming Republicans for everything, every calamity in the world and not really offering any solutions,” Salmon said. “I think that’s why the American people think Congress is so dysfunctional, because it’s just partisan politics.”

Salmon said Reid should start bringing up the 39 House-passed bills that have languished in the Senate, and he criticized the government-centered philosophy that he said Democrats were espousing.

“The fact is, these giveaway programs don’t create one job, not one job,” he said. “The answer isn’t government. The answer is the private sector. Let’s get it going again.”

Salmon, a conservative, and King, who is more centrist on domestic issues, split to some degree on the question of extending emergency unemployment benefits. Salmon hewed to the leadership’s position that any extension must offset the $26 billion annual cost. King said he supported a temporary extension, even if it was not fully paid for, as long as Democrats also agreed to reduce federal red tape in other areas.

Likewise, Salmon voiced opposition to raising the minimum wage while King, who has supported it in the past, said he would be in favor of it under certain conditions.

“I think we have to find ways to compromise on all the issues [Reid] was talking about,” King said. “I think there’s a possibility for compromise.”

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