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Glenn Beck endorses Cruz, tears into Trump

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This is from The Hill.

Glenn Beck is a self-aggrandizing shill.

Along with losing his eyesight, he has lost the few active brain cells he had.

If he ever was a Conservative he sure is not one now.

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Saturday endorsed Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz for the White House.

Beck compared Cruz to the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and gave him a compass that belonged to the first one, George Washington.

“I’m taking a very big risk here and gambling on it, but this is how much I believe in Ted Cruz,” Beck said at a Cruz rally in Ankeny, Iowa.

“I’d like you to hold onto that,” he said, passing Cruz the compass, “to make sure your compass is square and you stay true” to your values.

Beck said he had never endorsed a presidential candidate in his 40 years of broadcasting, but he made an exception because of the urgency of the moment.

He said Cruz is the only candidate in the field who can defeat GOP front-runner Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses.

“I like [Sen.] Marco Rubio – I’ve had real problems with his policies, especially on the NSA – but I like him, he’s a decent man,” Beck said. “Ben Carson – really good, decent, honorable, God-fearing man. I just don’t think he’s ready – I wish he was, but I don’t think he’s ready.

“[Sen.] Rand Paul, strong on the Constitution and a good guy,” he continued. “But I will tell you this – those guys aren’t going to win Iowa. They might win down the road, they’re not going to win Iowa.

“And if Donald Trump wins, it’s going to be a snowball to hell.”

The conservative media magnate took several shots at Trump, comparing him to a progressive in the likeness of President Obama.

“The other guy has said he hasn’t done anything in his life that actually makes him feel like he should ask forgiveness from God,” he said of Trump. “The hubris of that is astonishing, as if for the last eight years we have watched a narcissist in the Oval Office and it has meant nothing to us.”

Beck said Trump owed America an apology for supporting the Wall Street bailout during the financial crisis.

“It’s up to him to ask God’s forgiveness, but I would like to suggest to you that the man owes America an apology, and he should ask conservatives for America for forgiveness for supporting billions of dollars of bailouts, for pulling for the nationalization of our banks,” he said.

He said he even prefers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist” running in the Democratic presidential primary, to Trump.

“Honesty, faith and truth are basic requirements. And quite honestly, I have to tell you, this probably isn’t going to go over very well, that’s why I like Bernie Sanders,” he said. “Bernie Sanders is like, ‘Yep, I’m a socialist.’

“I can actually sit at a table with a man who says, ‘Yes, I’m a socialist, and yes, I don’t like what we are doing, we should be more like Denmark,’ ” he added.

“What we really need in America is enough of these politicians who are telling us what we want to hear, hiding behind fancy language, and actually have a debate between a constitutionalist like Ted Cruz and a socialist like Bernie Sanders.”

Cruz praised Beck as a “fearless and reliable conservative.”

“Glenn has been a relentless fighter for liberty, for limited government, and for restoring the country we all love so much,” he said in a statement released by his campaign after the endorsement.

“His powerful voice and passion played a critical role in my Senate victory and I am now proud to have him in our corner in 2016.”

 

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Video Proof: Feds Post Letters Identifying Preppers As Potential Terrorists: “Individuals or groups making bulk purchases…”

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This is from SHTFPlan.com.

It is a Damned Shame that our government considers self reliant people possible terrorist.

That same government refuses to call Muslims terrorist.

This attitude by our tyrannical government is why the Founding Fathers wrote and put the Second Amendment in the Bill Of Rights. 

In 2011 Rand Paul stood on the floor of Congress and delivered a stark warning to Americans. To criticisms of sensationalism and embellishment, Paul noted that Federal laws on the books characterize those who have guns, seven days worth of food or ammunition in their homes as potential terrorists.

Know good and well that some day there could be a government in power that is shipping its citizens off for disagreements… Someone who has guns, someone who has ammunition that is weatherproofed, someone who has more than seven days of food in their house can be considered a potential terrorist.

If you are suspected by these activities do you want the government to have the ability to send you to Guantanamo Bay for indefinite detention?

It was a shocking statement and one that was dismissed as the rantings of another right-wing extremist who just so happened to be a Senator.

But footage posted by Washington Weekly News shows that not only was Rand Paul’s assessment accurate, it only brushed the surface of what domestic intelligence agencies consider suspicious or terroristic activity.  According to the report, a WWN journalist with camera in hand visited local businesses to acquire video evidence of various government signage. What he found was shocking:

New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature.

Surplus store in Auburn, NY tell us how a state trooper put up a flyer in their window which encourages customers to call the New York State Terrorism Tips Line to report this ‘suspicious activity’ under the as part of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

The sign in question, as well as the accompanying letter to the local business, can be seen in the video below.

New York State law enforcement has been communicating with communicating with a widerange of corporations, businesses and industries throughout the state… With this program the Office of Counterterrorism seeks to establish a procedure that may be helpful in reporting information and circumstances that appear unusual or suspicious to you, your employees or members of your respective professional association…

Individuals or groups making bulk purchases of items including weathproof ammunition, match containers, MRE’s, night vision equipment, night flashlights, gas masks…

As noted by Washington Weekly News, all of these items are legal to purchase, yet citizens who see you doing so are urged to report your activities to law enforcement officials or the Department of Homeland Security.

What’s curious is that the very government telling people to spy on their fellow countrymen has itself been engaging in these same activities through the acquisition of massive amounts of Meals-Ready-To-Eat, guns, billions of rounds of ammunition, gas masks, riot gear, and a host of other supplies being regionalized at DHS centersacross the country.

Moreover, they have been actively preparing for widespread economic collapse and civil unrest scenarios, including the Jade Helm 15 exercises that are reportedly designed to “Master the Human Domain,” an operation that involves training military personnel for the rounding up of subversives and dissidents.

In fact, according to one Texas Ranger, the Federal government already has trains on standby, complete with shackles, ready to detain and transport prisoners.

The connection is clear – the government is asking citizens to rat each other out so that they can be marked on terror watchlists, and should a national emergency ever be declared, individuals and their families could be rounded up under Doomsday Executive Orders.

And if people like General Wesley Clark have their way, they’ll be held indefinitely in internment camps or worse.

They, as in operational managers at the highest level of government, know what is coming. They have spent trillions of dollars on everything from deep underground bunkers to the stockpiles that are being hidden away in them.

These facts cannot be disputed.

This implies that a catastrophic event of some sort is believed by the government’s emergency planning apparatus to be imminent.

Thus, despite the continued marginalization of those who are sounding the alarm bells, we maintain that Americans need to be preparing for a worst case scenario that could potentially disrupt our power grids, our systems of commerce, and essentially bring life in America the way we have come to know it to a destructive end.

Prepare now – and prepare for a variety of potential disasters – because whatever it is that they are planning for could be extremely serious and long-term.

Biden Could Screw Up Everything for Hillary — And Huma

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This is from Rush Limbaugh.com.

If Slow Joe could keep the Hildabeast from getting the nomination, I say we need to encourage him to run.

I say anything it takes to keep another Muslim in the form of Huma Abedin out of power.

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/HM03uyj7-hLb0vkFd

BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  Do you remember what I said yesterday, folks?  I know.  I said so much you’ll probably wonder, “Yeah, but what are you talking about, Rush?”  Remember what I said about Biden, Joe Biden and Hillary yesterday? Remember that?  That the real challenge Hillary would face is if Biden decides to get in the race.  I mean, they can handle Bernie Sanders, because at the end of the day, behind the scenes, everybody is pretty confident that the Democrat Party is not going to let Bernie Sanders be the nominee. But, Biden, that’s a different matter.

Again, I need to warn you — well, not warn you. I need to remind you: I can’t do everything in the opening segment.  I mean, I can’t even go through the list of everything that we’re going to discuss and touch on everything in the opening segment.  You just have to trust that, if it’s important, I’m going to get to it.  If I don’t talk about it, it’s not worth knowing.  And in that vein, ladies and gentlemen, do you know what happened on this program yesterday?

Hillary Clinton did not make the cut, and it didn’t even occur to me. I got home yesterday afternoon, went out and played golf, got home last night and admittedly got a late start on show prep.  I normally start at 5:00 in the afternoon and I got started late.  I was checking the e-mails, and I got a note from a friend saying, “I hear all these people saying you’re obsessed with the Clintons and the fact that your success is tied with the Clintons.  And Hillary Clinton didn’t even make the cut on your show today.

“I mean, how important could she be if you have a three-hour program and Hillary Clinton’s interview didn’t even make the cut?”  I had to thinking about it, and that’s true. She didn’t make the cut because, as I said, everybody else is talking about Hillary and what Hillary did was vintage Hillary.  She lied, she prevaricated, she dodged.  The whole thing, it’s Washington soap opera stuff that I just refuse to get sucked into.  There were things that were vastly more important to me than Hillary Clinton’s interview yesterday.

One of the things I did mention was that if Biden gets in this race, then everything changes for her, because with Bernie Sanders out there… You know, she can run to the right of somebody like Bernie Sanders, because the Democrats… They always say that the Republicans cannot win if only Republicans vote for them.  This is a belief that Rand Paul, by the way, shared with me.  Rand Paul came by here, I don’t know, much earlier this year.  Might have been in February.

And he laid out his plan for me, and one of the many things he said was that the American people now cannot be campaigned towards and at — you can’t run a campaign aiming at just Americans, because Americans… He said, “Rush, Americans are segregating themselves into groups, and if Republicans are going to win we’re going to have to learn how to talk to each of those different groups.  It’s not enough to think that everybody in the country is Americans anymore. ”

He wasn’t talking about patriotism.  He was talking about the fact that the American people are not a monolith, and they don’t now have the same culture, and it’s not safe to say that everybody has the same basic dreams that you used to be able to say or conclude about the vast majority.  His point was that he didn’t believe the Republican Party could win with just Republican votes.

You had to go out and peel a little off the Hispanic vote, peel a little off the African-American vote, peel some off of the transgender vote, and peel some off of the homosexual vote and all that.  Well, isn’t the same thing true of Democrats?  Can the Democrats win with just Democrat votes alone?  I think the Republicans think they can.  But do the Democrats have to appeal to independents? You know the old saw, “He who wins the independents wins the election.”

That’s been thrown out.  That’s not longer operative.  Mitt Romney won huge — a huge majority of independents — in 2012 and lost.  So there’s a lot of things thrown out.  But as it relates to Hillary and Biden… See, if Biden gets in the race, Biden is the Regime.  Biden is the vice president of the Regime.  So if she goes after Biden in any way — if she goes after him because he’s got hair plugs, if she goes after him because he’s incompetent — she’s going after Obama.  She’s going after the whole administration, and that’s a tightrope, one that she doesn’t want to run.

And the reason why this is maybe relevant today — and I knew this day was coming, and we’re not quite there yet, but I can already see this. “Biden Campaign Team Taking Shape.”  This is Fox News.  “With Hillary Clinton’s campaign continuing to face resistance from little-known challengers, there are new signs that she could finally get some big-name opposition. The sea change in the Democratic race may have come two weeks ago when it was revealed…” That’s a key word there, folks.

“…when it was revealed that Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau, had encouraged his father to mount another presidential campaign. The younger Biden died in May at age 46 of complications from brain cancer, cutting short a career that many Democrats saw as having national potential.” Anyway, “Word from Biden’s inner circle that a long-considered campaign had Beau Biden’s blessing was the strongest sign yet that [Biden] might really take the plunge.” He’s done it before.

He was drummed out one race when it was discovered that he had committed plagiarism of a British socialist by the name of Neil Kinnock.  He was drummed out the last time, the second time, just because he wasn’t any good.  But the difference here is how about Biden… Because the keyword here is “revealed.”  “…when it was revealed two weeks ago that Beau Biden had encouraged…”  See, we don’t know this.  We have been told this.  It was “revealed.”  So I want you to imagine seeing this.

Imagine the optics of a Joe Biden campaign based on the dying deathbed wishes of an awesome son, and the question that… (chuckling) Can you see Hillary if this happens?  “Oh my God!” She’s going to say. “It’s 2008 all over again.  It’s Obama back then; now I’ve got to deal with this?”  So the question will boil down to: “Does a campaign based on the dying wishes of an awesome son from his deathbed trump the first female president?”

I want you to envision and imagine how the Democrats would exploit what has been “revealed” to us: The Beau Biden deathbed plea or request that his father run for the presidency for him.  Of course, it will all be for Beau.  It will be to live the life that Beau would have lived had Beau lived.  Biden can say, “I was going to get out of politics.  I’ve done it all.  I’ve seen it all. But my son told me to go for it, and my son’s life was tragically cut short.  But I can live that life for my son.

Would all of that trump (Hillary impression), “I ain’t no ways tiiiired.”  Would all of that trump, whatever Mrs. Clinton’s campaign is based on, the first female president.  And, by the way, a companion story and where does it appear? It appears in Page Six of the New York Post, and the headline is:  “If Hillary Makes it to the White House, So Will Huma Abedin.”  Richard Johnson has the story.  You know what it’s about? It’s about the fact that they’ve already planned the bedroom in the White House Huma is going to use.

She’s going to live there with Hillary!  She’s going to live in the White House in the same bedroom on the second floor residence…  Let me just read it to you.  This is OrbMagazine, by the way, Richard Johnson gets the details from.  Richard Turley is the writer in OrbMagazine.  “‘After 20 years as Hillary’s gatekeeper, no one else could screen the calls and decide who gets access as ably as she does.’ Orb predicts Clinton, in emulation of her hero Eleanor Roosevelt, will install Huma in the second-floor bedroom occupied during the FDR administration by Lorena Hickok…”

Do you know who Lorena Hickok was? (interruption) You ever heard of Lorena Hickok? (interruption) You have? (interruption) You tell me. You’ve heard of Lorena…? (interruption) All right, here you go.  Snerdley’s on the case.  Huma will sleep “‘in the second-floor bedroom occupied during the FDR administration by Lorena Hickok, ‘the journalist who was Mrs. Roosevelt’s soul mate and intimate companion.'” Yes, indeed.  So Hillary’s got a hero, heroine. It’s Eleanor Roosevelt.

Remember, you people that were… Maybe you Millennials, you may not know this. I doubt that you have been told this in your education, and I doubt you’ve run across this at Yahoo! News or Yahoo Parenting.  But do you know that back in 1992/1993, Hillary Clinton actually (late at night, early in the morning) walked the halls of the White House and said she spoke with Eleanor Roosevelt’s ghost, and that Eleanor Roosevelt guided her, gave her advice, mentored her?

Eleanor Roosevelt’s ghost! While Hillary prowled the empty halls of the White House. (interruption) Some people think I’m kidding? You know, they might.  You’re right, Snerdley.  I’m not kidding.  For those of you Millennials everything I said dead on.  Hillary admitted to this.  We only know this because Hillary told us, and she told us this proudly.  And, by the way, the Drive-By Media back then thought it was wonderful.

Nobody said, “What! You’re running around talking to Eleanor Roosevelt’s ghost?” Nobody said that.  Everybody said, “Wow, that’s cool!  Holy smokes!  What did she tell you?”  And Hillary had an answer.  “What Eleanor say?” “She told me to hang in there.  She told me…” It’s incredible.  You’re right; there’s probably some Millennials listening who think I’m just totally making this up.  I’m not.  It happened.

Anyway, they’ve already got Huma in the same bedroom that Eleanor Roosevelt’s “intimate companion” slept in. (interruption)  Well, apparently, just like FDR got left out in the cold! What is this “soul mate and intimate companion Lorena Hickok”? What about FDR? (interruption) Well, I know he had his own soul mate and intimate companion — and Weiner has a phone. He has his own soul mate and intimate companion.  It will work!

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Source: NRA Didn’t Invite Rand Paul to Annual Convention Because He’s Too Strong on Second Amendment

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This is from Freedom OutPost.

I will be following this story and trying to find out if this is true or not.

If it is true, I will let my NRA membership expire.

 

Now the true colors of the National Rifle Association are beginning to show. The NRA has invited Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, along with Governors Scott Walker and Jeb Bush, all seeking the GOP nomination for president in 2016 to their annual convention. However, Rand Paul and Chris Christie were not invited. Christie wasn’t for obvious reasons, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wasn’t because he’s just too dang strong on the Second Amendment.

The Daily Beast reports that Paul did request to be invited, but was denied:

However, a source with knowledge of Paul’s dealings with the NRA said the claim that he did not request an invitation to the convention was “not true.”

Further, the source said, “Is that really how invitations work?”

Paul has an A-rating from the NRA, but the objective grading of his gun-rights credentials has little to do with the politics of the pro-gun lobby, wherein his involvement with extremist groups tied to his father, former congressman and libertarian-icon Ron Paul, has not won him many friends.

“Sometimes the NRA doesn’t like it when people are bigger defenders of the issue than they are,” the source suggested. “They also don’t like it that he helps other, stronger groups like the Gun Owners of America and the National Association for Gun Rights.”

Paul has been known to work largely with National Association for Gun Rights. In fact, he’s authored numerous fundraising pleas for the organization, many of which this author has been the recipient.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

NAGR President Dudley Brown said Wednesday that Mr. Paul is the only current or likely 2016 candidate affiliated with his organization. Mr. Paul remains a NAGR member, Mr. Brown said, but added that it is unclear if NAGR will continue to use Mr. Paul’s name in fundraising appeals now that he has officially launched a presidential campaign.

The Kentucky senator, Mr. Brown said, is an excellent fundraiser for NAGR.

“It was no secret that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is 93% more pro-gun than the NRA,” Mr. Brown said.

Mr. Brown slammed the NRA as a tool of the Washington insiders Mr. Paul has focused his campaign on opposing.

“I’ve been a gun lobbyist for 22 years and there’s never been a point at which we did not have tension,” he said. “We’re younger, we’re hungrier and we care less about the cocktail parties in Washington, D.C.”

Whose fault is it that GOA and the NAGR are more principled than the NRA?

Speaking of Gun Owners of America, GOA president Larry Pratt told Freedom Outpost that he believed this non-invitation was “payback” for Paul’s endorsements of NAGR.

“I think this does have more to do with the fact that he (Paul) has signed a lot of fundraising letters for NAGR,” Pratt said. “The NRA doesn’t like them. They’ve been kind of nipping at NRA’s heels, so this is payback.”

GOA has received endorsements from Rand Paul’s father, Ron Paul. In fact, when one visits GOA’s website, they’ read Paul’s endorsement, “The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington.”

As for Paul, he recently told Dave Weigel, “The interesting thing is that there’s probably no greater advocate for the Second Amendment in Congress than myself. To not be invited, probably, will serve more to cast aspersions on their group than it would on me. Because my record’s pretty clear. It probably looks a little bit petty for them not to invite a major candidate because I raised money for other Second Amendment groups.”

The NRA has a long history of compromising on the Second Amendment.

Both NAGR and GOA have been effective organizations in the fight against more infringement by the federal government against the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms than the NRA, often acting as bumpers to make the NRA not compromise. Evidence of this was in the 2013 defeat of the Manchin-Toomey gun control defeat, as well as the numerous other attacks by socialists in Congress against the Second Amendment in the wake of the Sandy Hook incident.

As for the NRA, the organization was contacted for a statement, but as of the publishing of this article, they have failed to return our call. However, Politico does claim:

The National Rifle Association says the only reason Sen. Rand Paul didn’t get an invitation to its annual convention in Nashville this weekend was its inability to accommodate all the 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls.

Seeing as two of the candidates invited don’t meet the requirements of being natural born citizens, I just don’t buy that excuse.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2015/04/source-nra-didnt-invite-rand-paul-to-annual-convention-because-hes-too-strong-on-second-amendment/#37Cyl7MEP53gbbP2.99

Rand Paul: Let’s trade Dems, not Taliban

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This is from The Politico.

I have to say Rand Paul sometimes swerves into a good line or two.

I will add the other two names Rand may have thought of, but could not say Barack and Michelle Obama.

 

 

FORT WORTH, Texas — Sen. Rand Paul on Friday likened Democrats to the recently released Taliban detainees at Guantánamo Bay in a speech here at the Texas GOP convention.

“Mr. President, you love to trade people,” the Kentucky Republican and likely 2016 contender said to laughs, a reference to the deal made for the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

 

“Why don’t we set up a trade? But this time, instead of five Taliban, how about five Democrats? I’m thinking John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, couldn’t we send them to Mexico?”

He nodded to a Marine being detained in Mexico before making his proposal.

Paul’s suggestion came after he criticized the deal struck to bring back Bergdahl, who had been held captive by the Taliban for five years and was freed in exchange for the five prisoners.

“I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been a little bit annoyed with the president,” Paul said. “Releasing five Taliban senior officials is not only against the law, it’s illegal and wrong and he should never have done it.”

Asked about his comments in a news conference after the speech, Paul replied, “It was a joke. Except for Nancy Pelosi, I was serious about her.”

When pressed, he added: “Well, I mean, it’s humor, and I hope there’s room for humor. I thought it was funny. It was meant to be humorous.”

Turning more serious, Paul said some circumstances could allow for a “reasonable swap” — such as if the Taliban were “laying down arms” and planned to become “part of democratic policy in Afghanistan.”

But at this stage, he said, he’s uncomfortable with the national security and legal implications of the deal.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/rand-paul-bowe-bergdahl-107538.html#ixzz33yOR20RJ

RAND PAUL: REPUBLICANS NEED TO SOFTEN ON SOCIAL ISSUES

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

Rand the is no way the GOP needs to soften its stance on social issues.

This is a sure loser as Conservatives will set the election out.

Rand your beginning to sound like a Karl Rove puppet.

Rand has lost any chance of me ever getting my vote for dog catcher let alone President.

Where do the numbers come from on Americans supporting homosexual marriage?

 

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is warning Republicans that if they expect to be relevant in the future and grow the party they will have to soften on social issues.

In an interview with vocativ.com, Paul said he had “sort of a Jeffersonian belief in unity, peace and commerce with all” and that the best way to build the GOP for the future is to include people with whom they don’t agree on every issue.

“I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues,” Paul advised. “The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues.”

Paul may be eying polls that say that fewer people every year stand against gay marriage, especially the young.

In fact, a recent poll of young Republicans found that 61 percent of them support gay marriage in principle. For Americans over all, support for gay marriage has cracked the 50 percent mark–with 54 percent in support–and that support is growing every year.

Vocativ asked Paul how his new claim squared with his past assertions that the gay marriage issue should be handled locally. Paul reiterated that local issues should be handled according to local mores, but also noted that marriage has legal and tax repercussions.

“But when it comes to taxes and benefits, the [federal] government out to take a neutral position–a way where marriage wouldn’t have an effect, positive or negative, on those things,” he said.

The Twenty Best Quotes of CPAC 2014

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This is from Town Hall

20) The president graduated from one of the best schools in the country. If I were him, I’d consider suing Harvard Law School to get his money back because I’m not sure what he learned in three years. — Bobby Jindal

  19) Crossroads, what a disaster. Hundreds of millions of dollars wasted and no one is held responsible….people ought to be asking, ‘What are you in business for?’ — Pat Caddell

18) It’s time for the government to scale back, not for people of faith to scale back! — Mike Huckabee

17) It’s not like illegal immigrants didn’t know what they were doing was wrong. — Ann Coulter

16) The tax code is 10 times the size of the Bible with none of the good news. — Paul Ryan

15) If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to leave the Golden State. — Rick Perry

14) To President Carter, I want to issue a sincere apology. It is no longer fair to say he was the worst president of this great country in my lifetime. President Obama has proven me wrong. — Bobby Jindal

13) They couldn’t vote for Barack Obama, but they couldn’t vote for us, because they didn’t think we cared. So they stayed home. — Rick Santorum

12) My favorite network for humor is MSNBC. They’re always sneering, demographics are changing. No this isn’t a natural process. It’s like you’re being raped and the guy is telling you ‘my penis is in you.’ No, you’re raping me. Demographics are changing by force. There is nothing natural about it. — Ann Coulter

11) For all those House members who claim to want an investigation into the deaths of four Americans, while Obama slept and while those lying talking points were being crafted, if you were to march the leadership … John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Cathy McMorris Rogers, and Kevin McCarthy into a room, close the door and tell them ‘Investigate today, or tomorrow we will vote you out of leadership’ … it would be done. But there is not the will in Washington, even among those House members, to make this happen. — Pat Caddell

10) Mr. President, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke. — Sarah Palin

9) We respect women and don’t insult them by saying all they care about is reproductive rights. All issues are women’s issues.” — Carly Fiorina

8) There’s no free ride. Someone always pays and if you don’t know who that someone is, it’s probably you. — Sarah Palin

7) If Greece could print money, they wouldn’t be in trouble either. — Ben Carson

6) If you vote for candidates who think it’s the role of the state to provide health care, don’t complain when your hospitals are as badly run as everything else run by the state. — Daniel Hannan

5) We don’t need a head of state who guts our defenses and draws phony red lines with a pink crayon. — Oliver North

4) I’m probably being too hard on the President (over Ukraine). After all, who could have seen this coming. — Sarah Palin

3) If this nation forgets our God, then God will have every right to forget us. — Mike Huckabee

2) If you have a cell phone, you are under surveillance. I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business. — Rand Paul

1) I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his health care scam. I do not like — oh, just you wait — I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their crony deals. I do not like this spying, man, I do not like, ‘Oh, Yes we can.’ I do not like this spending spree, we’re smart, we know there’s nothing free. I do not like reporters’ smug replies when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope, and we won’t take it, nope, nope, nope. — Sarah Palin

 

Rand Paul announces suit against Obama administration over NSA

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This is from CNN Politics.

I am glad to see someone finally standing up to this wanna be Banana Republic Dictator.

Hopefully more lawsuits will follow.

 

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he’s suing President Barack Obama and top national security officials over the government’s sweeping electronic surveillance program made public by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

The Kentucky Republican and the conservative group FreedomWorks are filing a class-action challenge against the government’s phone metadata collection effort, which stores the numbers and call times of phone calls.

“I think that we will be heard and I think that we have a very strong argument,” Paul, a potential presidential contender in 2016, said on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront on Wednesday.

He acknowledged that the generally large composition of the class could complicate the case.

“But we didn’t define the class,” he said. “This is defined by the arrogance of government that has decided that the Fourth Amendment really allows a warrant to be written for everybody’s phone records. It shows the enormity and the egregiousness of the government’s intrusion.”

The suit also names National Intelligence Director James Clapper, outgoing NSA Director Keith Alexander, and FBI Director James Comey.

Read the suit

“We don’t do this out of disrespect to anyone,” Paul said earlier Wednesday at a news conference in Washington. “We do this out of respect to the Constitution and out of belief that these decisions cannot be made in secret by a secret court but that they need to be made in open by the Supreme Court.”

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs and class members want a declaration that bulk metadata collection is unconstitutional, an end to it, and an order to purge stored data that’s related to plaintiffs and class members.

“Americans do not like to think of their government as some Orwellian leviathan, engaging in surveillance tactics that we only expect to see in oppressive autocracies,” Paul writes in an opinion piece for CNN.com. “That such surveillance could be going on in what is ostensibly the freest nation in the world is a chilling thought indeed.”

A firebrand in the Republican Party whose brand of conservatism embraces Libertarian ideals, Paul is an ardent critic of U.S. surveillance programs, which he says infringe on basic civil liberties under the Constitution.

“I think there really is a question of privacy here, protecting privacy,” Paul told CNN.

“I would say that this example of this being 300 million people being affected really illustrates the problem that we have a generalized warrant, not a specific warrant.”

Ken Cuccinelli, a former Republican attorney general in Virginia who lost the state’s gubernatorial election last November, is serving as lead counsel. Cuccinelli predicted the lawsuit will pan out over several years.

“When the Supreme Court finally rules on these questions, Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights will be vindicated and we will prevail,” he said.

Snowden’s leaks to the media last year about NSA collection of telephone and e-mail data outraged Libertarians, privacy advocates and many members of Congress from both sides of the aisle.
They considered it government overreach in the fight against terrorism.

Opinion: Stop the NSA while we still can

Americans nationwide are split on the issue. A Quinnipiac University survey from last month indicated that 48% of registered voters support the metadata program, compared to 47% who oppose the data collection. Five percent said they’re unsure or have no opinion.

Obama has defended the programs, but announced modest reforms to NSA’s practices last month. While access to the metadata will be tightened and possibly shifted from the NSA to elsewhere, the collection and storage of the metadata will still continue.

“As we’ve said previously we believe the program as it exists is lawful,” Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the National Security Council, said Wednesday in a statement to CNN. “Indeed, it has been found to be lawful by multiple courts. And it receives oversight from all three branches of government, including the Congress.”

In Obama’s speech at the Justice Department last month, the President revealed new guidance for intelligence-gathering as well as changes intended to balance what he called the nation’s vital security needs with concerns over privacy and civil liberties.

Paul joins a number of anti-NSA activists who are unsatisfied with the proposed changes.
CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin said there are many procedural problems with the kind of suit brought by Paul.

On CNN’s Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield, Toobin said that “you have to prove that you were injured” and the government is likely to argue that neither Paul nor any of the other plaintiffs can prove that was the case or that even their calls were monitored.

But Toobin argued the underlying issue about whether the program is constitutional or not “is certainly a real one.”

Cuccinelli disagreed with Toobin.

“If you use a phone–and both my clients do–then they are injured by the gathering of this information,” he said at the press conference.

“Standing is not my greatest legal concern here,” he continued. “It is getting to the merits and winning on the merits.”

 

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Hat Tip To Old NFO.

One more thing I will add as Patriotic Americans own it to our military past,present and future to elect Conservatives.

I am not suggesting Establishment Republicans that mouth the right words but rock solid Conservatives.

Men like Mike Lee,Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

 

Appears there is lots of ‘negative’ feedback from the left over the movie Lone Survivor…

Here’s a clip from Judge Jeannie and Chris Heben (former SEAL).

It’s a pretty good fisking of the left’s whole argument…

It IS an outstanding movie, doesn’t sugarcoat what happened, and tells it like it was from Luttrell’s POV.  There is some ‘Hollyweird’ action surrounding the village stuff that didn’t happen, but all in all it’s not a bad portrayal.

In other news…

The President, the Commander in Chief, has made the Rules of Engagement (ROE) so difficult, that our troops are often killed before they can even get permission to fight.

Nothing has been done to stop our troops from being murdered by the Afghanis they are training, either.

Now, the President wants the US to sign on to the UNs International Criminal Court (ICC), which would allow the UNs ICC to arrest and try US troops for War Crimes, without the legal protections guaranteed under US Law, and from which there is no appeal.

The President, with his Democratic control of the Senate, has nearly all the power. If the non-establishment can take back the Senate in 2014, our troops can once again be protected from unnecessary danger.

Please consider this, and send it on to your mailing lists. Thank You and Semper Fi.

Interestingly enough, when GWB was president you heard about the the military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan almost daily.  With Obama in the White House, the mainstream media has been strangely quiet.

More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before. Thirty have died in August. During the last month, over 50 additional NATO and US servicemen have been murdered, inside jobs by those who are hired to be a force for good in Afghanistan.

The commander in chief is AWOL.  Not a peep, although he ordered the White House flag flown at half-staff for the Sikhs that were killed. There is a deep disgust, a fury, growing in the ranks of the military against the indifferent and total incompetence of this president.

It has taken on a dangerous tone.  No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war.  Obama has had 4 years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform {and so much more}.

But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive get out the vote drive against this president.  Not just current active duty types, but the National Guard, Reserves, the retired, and all other prior service members. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of veterans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond.

The million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heart breaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die.

Veterans:  Please do participate and forward this to your fellow veterans & friends.

h/t JP

 

Rep. Peter King: Rand Paul ‘Disgraced His Office’ With Clapper Attacks

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This is from NewsMax.

I have a correction for Peterless King RINO NY you are

the disgrace to your office not Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky).

Rand’s remarks about James Clapper.

James Clapper may have been a good general but as the

Director of National Intelligence.

After all he praised the Muslim Brother Hood as a

secular group instead of the murderous scum they are.

 

New York Rep. Peter King on Thursday ripped into Sen. Rand Paul for his attack on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, charging that his fellow Republican “disgraced his office — and he owes General Clapper an apology immediately.”

“That is absolutely disgraceful to compare General Clapper with a traitor,” King, who confirmed to Newsmax in July that he was considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, told Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

He was referring to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency subcontractor who leaked information about the government’s vast electronic surveillance programs. Paul told Blitzer on Wednesday that Clapper posed a greater threat to the nation’s security than Snowden.

“For Senator Paul to compare that patriot, General Clapper, with someone like Snowden — who is a traitor, who has put American lives at risk — Senator Paul should be ashamed of himself,” King said. “It’s an absolute disgrace.”

Paul, who represents Kentucky, said in his interview that Clapper’s testimony to Congress in March — in which he said that the NSA “not wittingly” collected data on millions of Americans — amounted to “lying.”

Clapper later called the statement “clearly erroneous” and apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Paul told Blitzer on Wednesday that Clapper’s testimony was “probably more injurious to our intelligence capabilities than anything Snowden did.

“Clapper has damaged the credibility of the entire intelligence apparatus — and I’m not sure what to believe anymore when they come to Congress,” Paul said.

In his attack on Paul, King said that Clapper had been put “in an impossible position” in the committee’s public session, since the member who posed the question, Democratic Sen. Rob Wyden of Oregon, had obtained more specific information in a classified meeting.

“He knew that General Clapper could not give the full answer because it would let our enemies know what we were doing,” King told CNN. “The question was wrong. General Clapper gave the best answer he could.”

King, a former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, also said that he opposed a letter released on Wednesday by seven House Republicans calling for the Justice Department to begin a criminal investigation of whether Clapper had lied to Congress at the March hearing.

The letter, King said, came from “the isolationist wing of the party,” likening it to “radical left-wing Democrats of the 1960s.”

“These are people who are apologizing for America,” the senator said. “That is not the Republican tradition. That is not the tradition of Ronald Reagan. That is not a Republican position.”

King lodged into his rant against Paul as he attacked a report released on Wednesday by a presidential advisory committee that recommended the NSA be limited in how it seizes Americans’ telephone and Internet records without court approval.

“This commission is caving in to political correctness,” King told Blitzer. “The fact is no Americans have had their rights violated. No American citizens’ calls are being listened to unless they’re in contact with terrorists. No one’s name is on file, no one’s address is on file. This is a totally phony issue.”

The interview began with King endorsing the bipartisan legislation introduced by 26 senators that would tighten sanctions on Iran if it violates the nuclear deal reached with world powers last month or lets the accord expire without a long term agreement.

The senators, 13 Republicans and Democrats each, defied President Barack Obama in putting forth the sanctions bill and drew a veto threat.

“If Iran is serious about the agreement, they should have no problems with the sanctions,” King said. “The sanctions only kick in if they don’t comply with the agreement.

“The president should want these sanctions as a weapon to hold over the Iranians,” he added. “The president is making a very serious mistake in threatening to veto this bill.”

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