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  • The Bilderberg Group can't save evangelicalism

    04/20/2018 6:09:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    One News Now ^ | 4/19/18 | Janet Mefferd
    .... self-appointed elites will privately meet at an invite-only "consultation" to figure out what's wrong with us mouth-breathers.... .... attendees included Tim Keller, co-founder of The Gospel Coalition; Fuller Seminary president Mark Labberton; Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition; and Trillia Newbell of the Southern Baptist Convention.... ...who wasn't invited: prominent evangelical Trump supporters like Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse; Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas; and Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University....
  • The War On Us

    04/11/2018 1:46:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    thezman ^ | 8 April, 2018 | zman
    Whether you know it or not, you are at war. It’s not a shooting in the street war, at least not yet, but it is a war. Specifically, the people in charge have decided to wage war on segments of the American society. To paraphrase the late historian Christopher Lasch, the managerial elite has turned their back on average Americans and opted instead for a ruthlessly cosmopolitan view of life, one that values rootlessness, internationalism and transience. Increasingly, their ends are in direct conflict with liberal democracy. Another way of looking at this is that the managerial elite has reached...
  • Hillary's Bitter Clinging

    03/15/2018 10:47:29 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/13/18 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    She articulated a central myth of the liberal elite: We are beautiful and successful because we’re morally superior. Bitter clingers. The 47 percent who are takers. You’d think after Barack Obama and Mitt Romney got burned for coining these appellations, ambitious pols would learn not to talk about the opposing party’s voters that way. Both those comments were said before private audiences and leaked out. But Hillary did them better by offering her diagnosis of the “basket of deplorables” at a public campaign event. And she refuses to learn even still.
  • The First Amendment Is In Far Greater Danger Than The Second

    03/01/2018 6:28:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2018 | Frank Cannon
    Our nation’s elites are waging war on the American people, wielding the institutions they’ve spent several decades capturing to punish those who disagree with their preferred positions and to deny them the ability to speak publicly, all in an effort to stifle free and open debate. And no, this isn’t a George Orwell novel — this is the United States of America.While many still mistakenly view our political arena as a skirmish between “liberals” and “conservatives”, it would be more accurate to describe it as an all-out war between “elitists” and “populists”. As my late friend Jeff Bell argued in...
  • Leftists versus the People

    02/24/2018 3:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Do they really hate ordinary people that much? Yes, they do. For liberals, the distinction between the "dumb masses" and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful. Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism. It is fundamental to the its nature. At its heart, liberalism is a gnostic religion, and the essence of that religion is the believer's faith that he possesses the means of changing the world for the better. The belief that the world must be changed requires there to be a mass of individuals whose lives are in need of change. Following this...
  • New texts spark new questions about FBI, Clinton emails; Missing link found in dossier scandal?

    02/07/2018 3:45:47 AM PST · by harwood · 31 replies
    The newly disclosed texts between Strzok and Page were exchanged on November 4, 2015, the day after Jill McCabe, wife of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, lost a hotly contested Virginia state senate election. Strzok calls Virginians who ostensibly voted against Jill McCabe, "ignorant hillbillys." (sic) He calls the election outcome "disappointing." Sen. Ron Johnson, along with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is releasing the texts, along with a report entitled, "The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI's Investigation of It." In another text exchange, Page writes to Strzok on September 2, 2016 about preparing talking points...
  • Real Americans vs. Our Effete Elites

    01/28/2018 8:49:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 28, 2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    America was founded to be free and democratic -- unlike England with its monarchy and rigid class system. While classes will always be with us, only in America is class mobility possible and likely. Over our two-hundred and forty-two years, millions of people have become successful because they were not bound to the economic plight to which they might have been born. Americans do not care about the state of one's birth. They revere hard work, invention, imagination, and success. Success, to most Americans does not necessarily connote great wealth. In this country it means having a work ethic, work...
  • ‘Conflicts Upon Conflicts Upon Conflicts of Interest’ in FBI Investigations of Trump and Clinton

    12/16/2017 3:33:07 PM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2017 | John Hayward
    Peter Schweizer talked during his appearance on Friday’s Breitbart News Tonight with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and John Carney about the discovery of politically charged text messages between Peter Strzok, an FBI official involved in both the Trump and Clinton investigations, and his mistress. “This is, I think, a huge problem with bureaucrats in Washington, DC. I would point people to a book that was written just a couple of years ago by two Johns Hopkins University scholars, called What Washington Gets Wrong. They did a survey of precisely people like Peter Strzok, thousands of people who are senior government...
  • Monica Crowley on Why The Swamp Hates Donald Trump

    12/03/2017 9:38:59 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 37 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 1, 2017 | Monica Crowley
    Because finally, finally this country has elected someone not of, by, and for the swamp, someone who owes them nothing and does not fear them: Donald J. Trump. I freaking love Donald Trump. The reason the swamp hates him, of course, is manifold. He is proven to be a potent crusher of political correctness and polite society, the way things are supposed to be said, i.e. not on Twitter, and a crusher of that elite vanguard also known as the swamp. He came in and he promised to smash their corrupt existing order, to overturn the money changers' tables. Right?...
  • The Ruling Classless

    10/19/2017 6:11:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Commentary ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Andrew Ferguson
    AS ally Quinn, the well-known Washington journalist, has published a new memoir called Finding Magic. Even for those of us who have followed her nearly 50-year career with unflagging interest, it is full of news. Ingeniously, Quinn has outfitted the book with a literary device guaranteed to discourage bad reviews. Her fellow scribblers can only kick themselves for not thinking of it first. Quinn begins with a loving portrait of her childhood in Georgia, where the family servants schooled her in voodoo. Her mother was already initiated. When the local vet misdiagnosed the family dachshund, Quinn tells us, Mom lost...
  • Behold Our Betters

    10/15/2017 5:13:37 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | Kurt Schlicter
    So why should we normal Americans respect these people? Why should we submit to being constantly scolded, lectured, and treated as morally bankrupt simpletons anymore? We shouldn’t, and we aren’t, not anymore. They wonder why they got Trump. They are why they got Trump.
  • Le Pen thrives among French poor, vote analysis shows

    04/25/2017 3:09:06 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 4/25/17 | Leigh Thomas
    Marine Le Pen's...message resonated most in parts of France with lower incomes...a Reuters analysis of voting in Sunday's first round shows....
  • Is the American Elite Really Elite?

    03/02/2017 5:32:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Outraged New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently compared Trump's victory to disasters in American history that killed and wounded thousands such as the Pearl Harbor surprise bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.</p> <p>The New Republic -- based on no evidence -- theorized that Trump could well be mentally unstable due to the effects of neurosyphilis.</p>
  • Trump and the American Divide

    01/15/2017 11:18:00 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 51 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>At 7 AM in California’s rural Central Valley, not long before the recent presidential election, I stopped to talk with an elderly irrigator on the shared border alleyway of my farm. His face was a wrinkled latticework, his false teeth yellow. His truck smelled of cigarettes, its cab overflowing with flotsam and jetsam: butts, scribbled notes, drip-irrigation parts, and empty soda cans. He rolled down the window and muttered something about the plunging water-table level and whether a weak front would bring any rain. And then, this dinosaur put one finger up on the wheel as a salutation and drove off in a dust cloud.</p>
  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson's on-air war with elitism

    12/06/2016 9:22:32 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/5/16 | Oliver Darcy
    “I hate the mainstream media, but I'm not against the idea of the mainstream media. I am for it, actually. I think it would be nice if there were news organizations that in the end, everybody agreed were on the level.”
  • Obama: 'We saved the best for last' at final state dinner

    10/19/2016 4:30:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2016 5:26 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    “Bittersweet” was the word of the night, the one often used to describe President Barack Obama’s final State Dinner. “We saved the best for last,” he said Tuesday as he welcomed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, to the White House. He wasn’t joking. The final gala meant everything was big or bigger, from the personality of the guest chef (Mario Batali) who collaborated on the menu to the size of the white tent (huge) on the South Lawn where the soirée was held, to the guest list (nearly 400 people). […] Obama has held 13...
  • The Bella of the Ball! Michelle Obama pulls out all the stops for final state dinner

    10/18/2016 6:09:14 PM PDT · by traumer · 140 replies
    President Obama and first lady Michelle welcomed the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife to the White House on Tuesday The Renzis are the guests of honor at tonight's state dinner - the final one of the Obama administration The arrival ceremony marked the beginning of a daylong visit that will be capped with a glitzy state dinner catered by celebrity chef Mario Batali Singer Gwen Stefani will also perform at the star-studded event Michelle Obama dazzled the crowd at her final state dinner as first lady, in a floor-length rose gold chainmail gown. It was a 'bittersweet...
  • Hillary's sheeple revel in their mindless ignorance

    10/03/2016 6:05:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 10-2-2016 | Bookworm
    In 2008, when a Progressive friend expressed absolute horror that Sarah Palin was on the Republican ticket, I asked him to tell me why she was less qualified than Obama. After all, unlike Obama, Palin had experience governing. With his back against the wall, my friend uttered the worst indictment he could think of, and it had nothing to do with Palin’s abilities: “She’s not one of us.” As someone who is by birth and upbringing “one of us,” I know exactly what he meant. The “us” people have all attended prestigious schools, whether public or private or large or...
  • Open Letter to Trump: Call Out Obama, Media, and Clinton Attacks as Ruling Elitism

    08/03/2016 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    Dear Mr. Trump, God bless you for the sacrifices you are making to make America great again. As we continue to see, the Clintons, Obama, media, and the Left in their secret counsels devise trickery and deception to stop you. They will fail. The latest device is this Khizr Khan, a Muslin immigration lawyer who apparently adheres to Sharia law which is unconstitutional and, therefore, invalid law and illegal in the U.S. And as expected, your response and defense against Khan’s vicious attacks on you are being criticized in the media, of course taking the focus off the criminality of...
  • Reboot America: Step Back From the Brink Before It's Too Late

    07/12/2016 5:55:03 AM PDT · by Clioman · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Obama and the progressive elite were not satisfied merely with exonerating the clearly guilty Hillary Clinton of charges that would have sent any mere mortal to the slammer. They had to shove it in our faces. The AG met with Bill Clinton. Then the FBI director laid out a devastating case, followed by an “and…nope.” Then President Faily McWorsethancarter swept her away in Air Force One – at our expense – to campaign with her and even placed her at a podium with the presidential seal while the liberal media thrilled and quivered. This is beyond mere corruption. This is...