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  • Prominent Democratic Donor Called Scott Walker a ‘Dumb (bleep)' for Something 60% of Americans Share

    05/26/2015 6:50:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 26, 2015 | Joe Perticone
    Hillary Clinton is heading to the Sunshine State this week to spend time with one of Florida’s most influential Democratic donors, trial lawyer John Morgan. Morgan is not just praising Clinton’s candidacy, but actively bashing her potential Republican rivals. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Morgan took shots at Wisconsin Governor and prospective 2016 candidate, Scott Walker: “Walker would be the first president with a GED.”The Democratic donor attempted to insult Walker for not obtaining a college degree, which he opted out of in order to get started with his career. Morgan continued, calling Walker cruel names in an...
  • Wisconsin Republicans play key roles in nominating (Admits RNC pro-Walker, anti-Cruz)

    05/25/2015 10:42:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Janesville Gazette ^ | May 26, 2015 | Steven Walters
    Former FBI agent Steve King of Milton has been a member of the Republican National Committee since 2007. In his speech to the state Republican Party convention, the no-nonsense King bluntly laid out what went wrong in 2012. Then, GOP presidential hopefuls ran a gauntlet of more than 20 debates, and state-by-state primaries that led to the nomination of presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “Wrong venues,” King fumed. “Wrong hosts. Wrong moderators.” There will be no repeat next year of what amounted to that waterboarding of presidential candidates, King vowed. “We are taking back control of our primary process.” As a...
  • Huckabee’s job to erode the Tea Party and the rest of the Right

    05/24/2015 11:54:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | January 23, 2015 | Mark Vogl
    Mike Huckabee is not a serious Presidential contender, but he is bait for some of the Religious Right, and some “compassionate conservatives” who just can’t stomach hardball politics. Recently, Huckabee attacked Senator Ted Cruz comparing his zeal to that of General Custer at the Little Big Horn. Governor Huckabee said that Cruz was rash and inexperienced, and did not have a long term strategy like other Republican leaders. What a joke! I agree that Bush – Romney – Boehner – McConnell have a long term strategy. But that strategy includes amnesty for illegals and only minor tinkering with Obama Care....
  • Fiorina, Carson jostling to move into the top tier

    05/24/2015 9:40:08 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 24, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) kicked off this week in Oklahoma City and many of the GOP presidential hopefuls were on hand to make their pitch. Two of them in particular caught the notice of the political reporting class as well as the attendees. Carly Fiorina gave a very well received stem winder which had the crowd on their feet, and rather than going after her fellow primary contenders, her sights were set on the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. Fiorina is keeping with a familiar theme which she established right out of the gate. In an era when the media...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Ben Carson's OK Straw Poll Victory a CHALLENGE to ALL Ted Cruz State Campaigns !

    05/24/2015 9:52:33 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 130 replies
    . Dr. Ben Carson THRASHES both Ted Cruz and Scott Walker in Saturday Oklahoma (Bible Belt) Straw Poll Victory at the "Southern Republican Leadership Conference". Ben Carson's Oklahoma Straw Poll Victory a CHALLENGE for ALL Ted Cruz State Campaigns (especially Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida)! How in the world did Ben Carson (with extremely limited funding) DEFEAT the Ted Cruz Campaign (a $ 30 million national campaign) ? "Team Work" ... across the state borders of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Louisiana ... and ... hmmmm ... and EVEN Oklahoma). Dr. Ben Carson's laser-focused TEAM of regional state supporters...
  • Southern Republican Leadership Conference: 5 takeaways

    05/24/2015 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2015 | Alex Isenstadt
    At one of the most important events on the GOP calendar, Scott Walker showed his crash course in foreign policy is paying off. OKLAHOMA CITY — Like most other recent GOP presidential forums and meetings, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this week teemed with 2016 candidates aiming for a breakthrough moment. Nothing like that happened here. But in attending one of the most important events on pre-primary season calendar — one that drew roughly 2,000 conservative activists, mainly from the Republican Party’s Southern heartland — the White House hopefuls revealed a little more about themselves and the paths they see...
  • Ted Cruz and Amnesty: The Telltale Video

    05/21/2015 4:30:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    KausFiles ^ | 05/21/2015 | Mickey Kaus
    Do You Have Amnesty in that Basket? Did Ted Cruz support an immigration solution that involved legalizing the 11 million or so illegals now in the U.S.? When we last left this dispute, Cruz staffers were denying it. True, a New York Times article had asserted that Cruz was carving out a “middle ground” on immigration, offering illegals legalization (work permits that would allow them to stay here) but making stopping short of the citizenship offered in the Senate’s “Gang of 8″ bill:Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried...
  • 'Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘We’re Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things’ on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said that he is ” finding some interesting, compelling things” in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Schweizer reported, “We’re about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So we’re following the money. We’re looking at land deals. We’re looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • People for the American Way's Sanchez Says GOP Needs Accountability in Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

    05/19/2015 10:07:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Latin Post presents "Turnout," a series featuring leading Latino politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups discussing and debating the most important issues facing the Latino voting bloc. Listen to the Unedited "Turnout" Interview with People for the American Way's Coordinator for Political Campaigns Carlos Sanchez:(AUDIO-AND-VIDEO-AT-LINK)More than two-thirds of the U.S. Latino electorate live in six states -- Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas -- but one progressive advocacy organization has been working on having anti-Latino and anti-immigrant representatives accountable and heard for Latinos across the country, especially for the presidential election season. With people entering their names for...
  • The Morning After the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    05/16/2015 1:55:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Linda Greenhouse
    Let’s assume, as I do, that the Supreme Court finds a constitutional right to same-sex marriage when it decides Obergefell v. Hodges sometime next month. What happens next? It may be a morning-after landscape of more confusion than clarity, with some rain falling on the victory parades. Conservative Christians, claiming victimization by the onrushing tide of marriage equality, aren’t like to be deterred in their quest for the right to withhold goods and services from same-sex couples. Indiana’s retreat last month, under pressure from some leading corporations, from a law that would have given businesses a religious excuse for discriminating...
  • Republican presidential hopefuls heading to Oklahoma City this week

    05/16/2015 10:13:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    NewsOK ^ | May 17, 2015 | Chris Casteel and Randy Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The road to the White House goes through downtown Oklahoma City this week as hopefuls in the crowded Republican field audition on a stage ideally suited for their messages about military power, religious liberty and energy independence. Eleven Republicans with presidential aspirations — including some who have not officially declared their candidacy — will speak at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, which begins at the Cox Convention Center on Thursday and ends Saturday with the release of a straw poll. “This is a huge event for Oklahoma City,” said Gov. Mary Fallin, who will address the conference and introduce some...
  • The Field Is Flat: Recent polls make clear how many candidates could plausibly win GOP nomination.

    05/15/2015 11:12:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 16, 2015 | Charlie Cook
    The field for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is as flat as any in modern memory—pretty remarkable for a party that usually has a fight but almost invariably ends up nominating whoever's turn it is. While nomination trial-heat polling tells us very little this early, there are some poll questions that are better measurements of at least where these candidates are starting out, before the campaigning, debates, and advertising begin in earnest.An April 26 to April 30 NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll asked Republican primary voters whether they could or could not see themselves voting for each of 10 different...
  • Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a chance?

    05/15/2015 10:41:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/15/2015 | Ralph Nader
    The 2016 presidential election is attracting an unusually large number of hopefuls. The Republicans will probably field more than a dozen candidates and the Democrats, as many as five. Presently, very few of these supposed contenders have a real chance of becoming president. Republicans Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz are long shots. On the Democratic side, that term applies to everyone but Hillary Rodham Clinton.. ~snip~ If you tell them in private, "You do not have a chance to be president," they will point to underdogs who won, such as Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan, or front-runners who...
  • Zogby - The GOP Field: How They Stack Up So Far

    05/14/2015 4:36:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 14, 2015 | John Zogby
    A number of Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination have now formally declared or are poised to announce very soon. Here’s my assessment where each stands right now and how I see their strengths, weaknesses and prospects – at least at this moment. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush – his family has a record of winning elections and he has won perhaps the most important swing state twice. He has name recognition, money, clear leadership capacity, and the demeanor to be President. He also will raise a staggering amount of money. Given the GOP tradition of ultimately nominating the...
  • Ben Carson’s Wonk Deficit: How Quickly Can He Get Up to Speed on Complex Policy Issues?

    05/13/2015 6:21:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    How quickly can Dr. Ben Carson get up to speed on the details of the complex policy issues that command a president’s attention? That’s the make-or-break question surrounding Carson, a brilliant neurosurgeon who had never run for office before announcing a presidential bid last week, and who remains a rookie in most policy realms other than health care. For those who wonder whether Carson has done his policy homework, the bad news is that Carson’s campaign team has few staffers specifically focused on hammering out a detailed policy agenda for the campaign. Carson hasn’t yet assembled a “kitchen cabinet” of...
  • Harwood: Carson and Rand Too Sensitive To Questioning, Cruz Isn’t

    05/12/2015 8:30:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent and New York Times Political Writer John Harwood argued that GOP presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) are too sensitive to tough questions, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is better at handling tough questions in an interview set to broadcast on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”Harwood discussed an interview he did with Carson during which Carson argued that Hewitt “was so gleeful about thinking that he had caught me on something,” during a questioning on the Baltic states and NATO on Hewitt’s show back in March. After hearing the exchange between Hewitt and...
  • Why Ben Carson is the Perfect (Vice) Presidential Candidate

    05/12/2015 7:28:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Justin Haskins
    When Dr. Ben Carson took the stage at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, few would have guessed the prominent pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins would be running for president just a few years later. His now famous—or infamous, depending on which side of the aisle you sit—bludgeoning of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration’s signature law, almost instantly went viral and put Carson on U.S. conservatives’ radar.The newly anointed Tea Party hero presents a rare and exceptional mix of character, poise, and dazzling intelligence, all alongside a passionate Christian faith and love for the Constitution. It’s not surprising then...
  • Rand Paul, Scott Walker tied atop 2016 Republican field in New Hampshire

    05/11/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/11/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are tied atop a crowded 2016 GOP primary field in the early state of New Hampshire, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush slipping into a tie for third with Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who picked up some support since a separate poll was released in February. Mr. Paul and Mr. Walker were the first choice of 12 percent of GOP primary voters, followed by Mr. Bush and Mr. Rubio at 11 percent apiece and businessman Donald Trump at 8 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm poll. Next were...
  • Ben Carson touts a flat tax plan that even the poor would pay

    05/10/2015 3:21:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | May 10, 2015 | William Douglas
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson Sunday touted a flat tax plan that he says even the nation’s poor would pay if he’s elected. Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Carson said it’s "very condescending" to think that poor people can’t pay taxes at the same flat rate as wealthier Americans. Carson said he got the idea for his plan – he calls it a proportional tax – from tithing in the Bible. Using a 10 percent rate as an example, Carson said "You make $10 billion a year, you pay $1 billion. You make $10 a year, you pay one dollar."...
  • Ben Carson: Let’s slash Big Oil to pay for ethanol

    05/10/2015 2:58:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Well this is certainly disappointing. With all of the newly emerging candidates running around the early primary and caucus states talking to anyone who will listen it gets difficult to keep track of them all. But there’s one bit of news out of Iowa from earlier this week which is definitely worth a quick rewind and a better look. Newly announced presidential contender Ben Carson was out talking to the Cornhuskers and the inevitable subjects of ethanol, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and subsidies for King Corn came up. The answer from the esteemed neurosurgeon was dismaying even compared to...
  • Ben Carson: US should rethink Supreme Court review of laws

    05/10/2015 9:59:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2015 12:44 PM EDT | Charles Babington
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says the United States should rethink the notion that a president must enforce laws the Supreme Court declares constitutional. Carson said Sunday “we need to discuss” the court’s long-held power to review laws passed by Congress. That authority was established in the 1803 landmark case Marbury v. Madison. […] Carson has said a president is obliged to carry out laws passed by Congress, but not what he called “judicial laws” that emanate from courts. …
  • Elizabeth Warren Channels Ted Cruz on ‘Cromnibus’

    12/10/2014 6:37:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Roll Call's #WGDB Blog ^ | December 10, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez
    One of the Senate’s leading liberals is borrowing a page from the playbook of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is pushing to strike out language from the “cromnibus” spending bill unveiled Tuesday that would roll back restrictions on “swaps” transactions included in the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank. Repealing the “push-out” provision would mean that certain derivatives could again be held in bank units with federal deposit insurance. Using a strategy sometimes employed by Cruz for entirely different policy reasons, Warren said that with the $1.013 trillion spending package first being considered by the...
  • Ben Carson backs raising minimum wage

    05/08/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 171 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 08, 2015, 12:12 pm | Ben Kamisar
    Conservative presidential candidate Ben Carson says the $7.25 federal minimum wage should be raised.“I think, probably, it should be higher than now,” Carson told CNBC’s John Harwood in an interview Friday.Carson added that government assistance often provides more than the minimum wage in several states, allowing people to ignore the long-term benefits of a job."I don't necessarily blame people for saying, 'Look, I can stay home and make this money, or I can go and work this little chicken job that doesn't have many benefits,’ ” he said."However, recognize that if you go and take that chicken job, you gain...
  • MSNBC Pundit Suggests Ben Carson an Affirmative-Action Case Who Drank the GOP's 'Kool-Aid'

    05/08/2015 9:09:58 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/6/15 | Ken Shepherd
    According to MSNBC pundit Michelle Bernard -- best known at NewsBusters perhaps because of her insistence that there is a "war on black boys" in America -- savaged newly-announced GOP presidential aspirant Dr. Ben Carson tonight by alleging his success is all owed to "affirmative action." She also suggested that he's a disgrace to his enslaved ancestors and to the black community in Baltimore, where he's lived throughout his career as an acclaimed neurosurgeon. Bernard made her remarks in the midst of a segment with Matthews, Huffington Post's Howard Fineman, and National Journal's Ron Fournier devoted to trashing Carson, Carly...
  • Cruz lands prime SRLC speaking slot [May 21-23, 2015]

    05/07/2015 12:14:35 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2015, 11:33 am | Ben Kamisar
    Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will keynote the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in May, where he’ll appear alongside a number of his potential opponents."Sen. Cruz's recent announcement for president has created quite a buzz among Republican voters. We're excited he'll be joining us for the SRLC, as I know primary voters will want to hear what he has to say,” SRLC Chairman Dave Weston said in a statement.“With the future of Obamacare increasingly in doubt, many have looked to Cruz as the point of the spear in Republican efforts to defeat the president's signature policy."Cruz kicked off...
  • Ben Carson hints: As president, I wouldn’t enforce a Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage

    05/07/2015 7:36:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via TPM, I did not foresee “let’s revisit Marbury v. Madison” emerging as a minor theme of the primary. But between Carson and Huckabee it’s already a hot race to see who can pander the hardest to social cons over the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Huck ante’d up recently with this comment: In Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. makes the case there comes a time when people of conscience have a moral obligation to practice civil disobedience against “unjust laws.” Do you agree with that? For example, is there anything a court...
  • Ben Carson and Baltimore

    05/06/2015 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | Star Parker
    Regardless of how Dr. Ben Carson chooses to try to convince Republican voters that he should be their candidate for president, Carson's personal story is particularly worthy of the attention of all Americans during these troubled times. His story defies much of the conventional wisdom we get from both the left and the right to "explain" the grave social problems in our poor minority communities and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to success facing poor black children. From the left, we hear that black life in America would have no hope but for government programs to ease the burdens of an...
  • Ted Cruz Welcomes The Competition

    05/05/2015 2:28:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    FITS News ^ | May 5, 2015 | Staff
    The first announced GOP presidential candidate of the 2016 election cycle suddenly has plenty of company … which according to him is a good thing. U.S. senator Ted Cruz – whose March 22 announcement broke the 2016 seal – now has five fellow “Republicans” seeking the same nomination he’s after. In fact the GOP field doubled this week with the addition of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee to a slate already featuring Cruz and his senatorial colleagues Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida. According to Cruz,...
  • Leftist Media See Conservative Goblins Everywhere

    05/05/2015 8:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Three more Republicans declare their intention to be presidential nominees, and the leftist media, as if on cue, pounce on their prey like panthers. When venerated neurosurgeon Ben Carson announced his intentions, Washington Post reporter Robert Samuels leaped into action, under a headline reading in part, "Many blacks see a hero's legacy fade." So what has changed? Has Carson been charged with a crime? Did he commit some violent act? Domestic issues? No, it's simply that "for many young African Americans who grew up seeing Carson as the embodiment of black achievement -- a poor inner-city boy who became one...
  • Ben Carson: Freddie Gray's Injury 'Almost Impossible to Acquire by Simply Rolling Around in a Van'

    05/05/2015 7:16:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/05/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Renowned neurosurgeon and potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, said Friday that the injury suffered by 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died on April 19 after being gravely injured while in the custody of Baltimore police officers "would be almost impossible to acquire…by simply rolling around in a van." In an announcement highlighting criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers Friday, the city's newly elected State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray suffered a spinal injury while being transported in a police van and charged that the failure of the police to put a seatbelt on him was a crucial factor...
  • Ben Carson, Gifted Surgeon and Political Neophyte, Announces Presidential Bid

    05/04/2015 8:32:55 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 93 replies
    05/04/15 | self
    Ben Carson announces presidential run!
  • Dr. Ben arson tells TV station he'll seek Republican presidential nomination

    05/04/2015 7:35:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    MSN ^ | 05/3/2015
    Retired physician Ben Carson told a Florida television station on Sunday that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. "I'm willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I'm announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America," Carson said in an interview with CBS affiliate WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Ben Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president

    05/03/2015 5:45:56 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 263 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/03/2015 | Steve Peoples
    Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Carson, who has never run for public office, is expected to be the only high-profile African-American to enter the GOP’s presidential primary as he tries to parlay his success as an author and speaker into a competitive campaign against established politicians. “I’m willing to be part of the equation and therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America,” he said in an interview aired Sunday night by Ohio’s WKRC television station. He is set to make...
  • As Ben Carson Bashes Obama, Many Blacks See a Hero’s Legacy Fade

    05/02/2015 2:24:26 PM PDT · by kristinn · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Robert Samuels
    The black man courting crowds of white conservatives doesn’t seem like the same guy that H. Westley Phillips once idolized. Phillips still relishes the day he heard Ben Carson inspire minority students at Yale University with his story of persistence. He can still feel the nervous anticipation he had while waiting in line to shake Carson’s hand. After the speech, Phillips followed Carson’s path and... “I had come from a public school in Tulsa and came from a single-parent household and thought I was the admissions mistake,” said Phillips, now 27. “But he gave me the comfort to know that...
  • Gays Admit They Were Not Born That Way, shocking undercover video

    04/27/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 67 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | Apr 27, 2015 | Ryan Sorba
    They just affirm what many of us have already believed. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Citizen Journalist, Ryan Sorba recently went undercover in Palm Springs, California, posing as a same-sex marriage activist. He asked the following question: “Do you believe being gay is strictly genetic?” The video enclosed in this email is a montage of clips from interviews in which gays admit that they believe they are gay due external circumstances, such as being sexually abused at an early age or going through other traumatic experiences. When asked how many interviews Sorba obtained during this venture, he answered, “There are many more...
  • Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson Rise in Iowa Scott Walker Takes a Fall

    04/22/2015 2:03:16 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 17 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 22, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    In a Gravis Marketing poll released today Jeb Bush leads fellow GOP rivals among Republican Party Iowa voters while Senator Marco Rubio and former brain surgeon Ben Carson have increased their popularity while Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has taken the largest fall. In a telephone survey conducted April 13, former Governor Bush (R-FL) led with 16 percent of voters surveyed with Walker coming in at 13 percent, followed closely by fellow Floridian Rubio at 12 percent. The poll was conducted the same day as Rubio's announcement of his 2016 Presidential bid. The biggest gainers were Marco Rubio, who improved five points from his...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Attempts to Clarify His Second Amendment Stance at NRA Annual Meetings

    04/11/2015 8:17:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/10/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Nashville - Speaking from the 144th annual NRA Annual Meetings Friday afternoon, potential GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson attempted to clarify his stance on the Second Amendment. "For the record let me make it extremely clear that I am extremely pro-Second Amendment and that I would never allow anyone to tamper with that right," Carson said. "We will never let the right to keep and bear arms be removed from those [generations] who follow us in this great nation," he continued.
  • Governor Walker jumps ahead of the pack in latest Fox News poll.

    04/10/2015 3:43:26 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 212 replies
    Walker 15 Bush 12 Carson 11 Cruz 10 Huckabee 10 Paul 9 Rubio 8 Christie 4 Perry 3 Santorum 2 Jindal 2 Kasich 1
  • Bush reclaims lead over Walker in North Carolina poll (Cruz up 8, Walker down 8)

    04/10/2015 3:36:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Wisconsin Gazette ^ | April 10, 2015 | Staff
    The latest North Carolina survey from Public Policy Polling suggests that conservative U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz entering the race is stunting Scott Walker's momentum in North Carolina. The PPP poll released on April 10 shows Jeb Bush now leads the GOP field in North Carolina with 19 percent to 16 percent for Walker, with Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio each at 11 percent, Ben Carson at 9 percent, Chris Christie at 7 percent, Rand Paul at 6 percent and Rick Perry at 2 percent. Cruz is up 8 points from his 3 percent standing a month ago, while Walker...
  • On being tolerant of others

    04/08/2015 5:14:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Ben Carson on Facebook ^ | 4/7/2015 | Ben Carson
    The other day I submitted a thread titledBen Carson Easter Post On Facebook Here is his latest, on how as Christians, we are to tolerate others. In my opinion, being tolerant of someone else's beliefs is not a denial of faith in Christ as our Savior. Through our example of acceptance and love, we have the ability to attract rather than repel others. We must remember that we are all God's children and that our Savior died for everyone, whether they accept the sacrifice or not. The way in which we treat others is critical, and we should not make...
  • Ben Carson Says "Rights Of Christians" Get Short Shrift In America

    04/09/2015 12:14:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Dr. Ben Carson is calling for more attention to be given to Christians and their rights, suggesting that they are being passed over in favor of other concerns, such as gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Coulter: Cruz and Walker Only ‘Palatable’ Candidates

    04/06/2015 9:10:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | April 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Columnist and author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican,” Ann Coulter said that Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are the only “palatable” presidential candidates and that the candidacies of Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are a “waste of time” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Coulter re-iterated her point that Republicans shouldn’t let liberal moderators host their debates, she then stated “most importantly, please Republican primary voters, do not even consider someone who has not been a governor. Maybe a senator, but at least a governor. That is just wasting everybody’s time, energy and money...
  • Ben Carson Easter Post On Facebook

    04/04/2015 7:13:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 76 replies
    Facebook ^ | 4/4/2015 | Ben Carson
    As Easter approaches, let us remember the role that Jesus Christ and God play in our lives. Let us also remember that Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in God, and while there are ideological differences in who Jesus was, we should find peace in the fact that we are all God’s children. Jesus is my role model, and he preached love, he preached acceptance. He also was a man of values and principles, and he ended up being crucified for it. But, he rose again to advocate godly principles of loving our fellow man, caring about our neighbors, developing...
  • Why Won't Rand Paul and Chris Christie Take a Position on Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law?

    04/01/2015 10:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 1, 2015 | Danny Vinik
    Nearly a week since Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), igniting a nationwide debate about whether the controversial law invites discrimination based on sexual orientation, most potential Republican presidential candidates have taken the opportunity to bolster their conservative credentials. "Governor Pence has done the right thing," said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Monday. “I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz said in a written statement. “Governor Pence is holding the line to protect religious liberty in the...
  • Poll: Ted Cruz Gets Big Bump After 2016 Presidency Announcement

    04/01/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 1, 2015 | Andrea Billups
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is getting a big polling bump after his announcement that he will seek his party's nomination, Public Policy Polling reports. Support for the first-term Texas senator, who opened his national campaign office in Houston on Tuesday, rose from 5 percent to 16 percent, PPP noted, pushing Cruz into the top-tier of Republicans who will likely make a primary run. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is leading the pack, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and then Cruz, whose popularity with conservatives in his party is growing, PPP said of its latest survey of likely GOP...
  • Ted Cruz Can’t Do What Glenn Beck Says

    03/31/2015 7:46:03 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/26/2015 | W. James Antle III
    Less than a week after leaving the Republican Party, Glenn Beck had something to say about how Ted Cruz should approach the primaries. Leave Scott Walker and Rand Paul alone. Otherwise, Beck warned, “we’re just going to end up with Jeb Bush.” (Bill O’Reilly was skeptical about Beck’s whole GOP-leaving business.) Cruz professed his admiration for Paul and Cruz, but didn’t quite commit to refrain from criticizing them. That’s because he can’t. The Republican presidential race can be split into the conservative primary and the establishment primary. Beck isn’t wrong that a divided conservative vote could benefit Bush, but there...
  • Here Are the Real Republican Primaries Hint: They ain’t happening in Iowa or New Hampshire.

    03/30/2015 5:40:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | March 30, 2015 | Matt Latimer, former Bush speechwriter
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz has become the first Republican to eschew the phony “exploratory” phase and announce an actual presidential campaign. Rand Paul is apparently next. But as every political pooh-bah knows, the 2016 presidential contest has been underway for months, maybe even years. As this is written, in fact, several hotly contested GOP primaries already have commenced—primaries that will go a long way toward determining the Republican nominee, despite the painfully quaint notion that the voters of Iowa and New Hampshire will get the “first” say. Here, then, in no particular order, is a voter’s guide to some of...
  • Talk show primary: Cruz may be trailing in polls, but winning big among conservative radio hosts

    03/29/2015 12:06:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 28, 2015 | Hadas Gold and Jonathan Topaz
    Glenn Beck wants listeners to pray for him. Mark Levin says Fox News is out to get him. Hugh Hewitt calls him an “intellectual leader.” Rush Limbaugh thinks his campaign launch was “masterful.” Laura Ingraham hails him as “Reaganesque.” Erick Erickson considers him a “good friend.” Ted Cruz may be trailing in the polls and strapped for cash, but the first declared candidate of the 2016 race is winning in at least one key contest — the conservative talk-show primary. Tens of millions of listeners — and potential GOP primary voters — tune in each week to the biggest right-wing...
  • BEN CARSON: OBAMA IS A PSYCHOPATH

    03/25/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by bkopto · 48 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | March 25, 2015 | staff
    A new profile in GQ magazine quotes presidential hopeful Ben Carson likening President Barack Obama to a psychopath. In the piece for the magazine’s April 2015 issue, Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and conservative darling, reacted to Obama’s State of the Union address. Carson’s business manager said the president looks good, and Carson responded by likening the president to a “psychopath.” “Like most psychopaths,” Carson grumbled. “That’s why they’re successful. That’s the way they look. They all look great.”
  • Ben Carson: Obama is a 'psychopath'

    03/24/2015 5:07:59 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    WND ^ | March 24, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Ben Carson, an emerging presidential candidate for the Republican Party, was captured in an unguarded moment by a GQ reporter calling President Obama a “psychopath” for the seeming ease with which he lies to the American public. GQ reports that Carson “had come to the Capitol Hill home of Armstrong Williams, a conservative media impresario who officially serves as Carson’s business manager,” for the president’s State of the Union speech. Shortly after, the two began discussing the speech and Obama.