Another Trump endorsee

Jon Voight joins the fray for Trump.
Daily Caller

The 77-year-old actor said the Republican front-runner “has the guts to stand up and just say what has to be said.” (RELATED: Jesse James Endorses Donald Trump: ‘This Guy Is The Real Deal’)

“He’s an answer to our problems,” Voight said during an interview with Breitbart News. “We need to get behind him. The Republicans need to unite behind this man. We need somebody to go in and reconstruct us in a sort of way, get us back to where we were, who we need to be.”

“It is true that we Americans have been part of Donald Trump’s life for many years,” he continued.

More: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/09/jon-voight-just-revealed-the-republican-hes-supporting-for-president/

 

Franklin Graham calls America back to God, says “We need God’s favor.”
Western Journalism | March 9, 2016

In an interview with Fox and Friends Wednesday, Graham revealed he doesn’t find hope in either the Democrat or Republican parties but only in God.

He said, “The only hope for this country is God. We have taken God out of the political debate. We have taken Him out of the public space. And I want to put Him back in.”

More: http://www.westernjournalism.com/watch-franklin-graham-just-revealed-real-reason-hes-no-longer-part-of-the-republican-party/

Just in: Obama calls it a crackup in the Republican Party at a press conference. But Obama has not been quite as successful as Trump at branding.

McCain, politics as usual

Now for the other side, since all we hear from media and mouthpieces is about the Trump remark besmearching McCain. Then McCain attempted to broaden the comments as insulting to lots of other militray — not “in the arena.”

Others have criticized Trump because he is a candidate but McCain is not in the race. Though McCain did and has injected himself, as he usually does. That’s the problem with political control, it becomes a very personal thing to those wielding it.

McCain Calls Some Arizonans ‘Crazies’ ‘Fired Up’ by Trump

by Michelle Moons16 Jul 2015 | Breitbart

Five-term U.S. Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) lashed out at his constituents, calling some Arizonans “crazies” and telling a reporter that recent remarks from 2016 Presidential candidate. Donald Trump are “very hurtful” to McCain.

This performance with our friend out in Phoenix is very hurtful to me,” McCain tells a New Yorker reporter. “Because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”

Trump has been decrying the lax state of immigration enforcement in the U.S. and related problem of sanctuary cities. He has brought to national attention the stories of families killed by illegal aliens. Since his announcement, Trump has catapulted to the top of polls for 2016 GOP Presidential hopefuls.

Now he galvanized them,” McCain said. “He’s really got them activated.”

McCain is considered vulnerable in his 2016 bid for re-election.

We have a very extreme element within our Republican Party,” McCain says, apparently referencing January 2014 when members of his own party formally censured him. Those spearheading the censure said McCain had pushed liberal views.

Breitbart News reported that McCain had been censured in a whopping 1,150-351 vote of Maricopa County Republican Party members in January 2014. The resolution read in part, Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened.

McCain even copped to lashing back at those GOP leaders, “We did to some degree [to] regain control of the Party.”

Reports indicate that following the censure McCain and his allies launched a political cleansing of the Arizona GOP leadership, ejecting one conservative Republican after another. Politico reported that McCain’s team sought to, “unseat conservative activists who hold obscure, but influential, local party offices.”

Close McCain ally Sen. Lindsay Graham has joined his friend with name-calling and condemning Trump, referring to the real estate mogul as a “wrecking ball.” [latter a jackass]

Arizonans vividly remember a 2010 McCain campaign ad in which he promised to “build the danged [border] fence.” Since that time McCain has not only failed to make good on that promise, but has participated in the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would have granted de-facto amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward on Tuesday announced her bid to serve the people of Arizona in the U.S. Senate and replace Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). She called for border security measures that would further national security. Attendees repeatedly expressed a desire to see McCain removed from his Senate seat with calls to “retire McCain.”

Breitbart

John McCain is actively playing politics as much as anyone.  And he doesn’t like being on the receiving end of criticism. Enter the made to order comments from Trump to rescue an out-of-step McCain already on the defense. Disguising his enemy as “friend” doesn’t sell. Crazies added to hobbits, wacko birds, extremists, agents of intolerance etc…wrecking ball, jackass… as his ‘hit’ list and attacks go on.

Lindsey Graham Cracker sounding his trumpet

Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham says Trump has hijacked debate and is a wrecking ball, saying that its time they start “pushing back” against Trump.

That is the most hypocritical thing I’ve ever heard. Graham and his ilk have made a career of hijacking the Republican party. How many gangs? Their immigration and campaign finance crap was all gang mentality, liberal mentality at that.

Their biggest complaints are reserved for conservatives — i.e. “agents of intolerance”.

Now that the base and conservatives are pushing back against Graham and his RINO coalition of the stupid, he declares that Trump is the “wrecking ball.” And since when did Graham speak for the Republican Party? He and others always speak for themselves.

He told CNN: “I think [Trump’s] a demagogue and uninformed…”

“I think he’s hijacked the debate. I think he’s a wrecking ball for the future of the Republican Party with the Hispanic community and we need to push back.”

“I’m very worried about where we’re headed as a party. I don’t think this is the way to get the Latino vote. If we do not reject this way of thinking clearly, without any ambiguity, we will have lost our way.If we don’t reject it, we’ve lost the moral authority, in my view, to govern this country.”

Talk about people and voters having lost their way. And what he is calling for is just what the left does, demand that people lineup to condemn someone’s remarks. Moral authority? Pope Graham.

Speaking on his highness’s moral authority, Pontiff Graham Cracker said:

“I think it is not only incumbent upon the chairman (of RNC), but anyone in a responsible position within the Republican Party needs to say the following to the American people:

We do not agree with Donald Trump when he says that most illegal immigrants are drug dealers and rapists. We have quite the opposite view that this is a hard problem and needs to be solved. But most of these people are descent hardworking folks coming from poor countries that try to improve their lives and we need to create order out of chaos.””

Alex, I’ll take hypocrisy for a thousand, please. Stop using symptoms of government’s deliberate failure for an excuse to say “the system is broken”… blah, blah. What’s broken and morally bankrupt is your ideological jihad over election politics.

Race-baiting White Elitists to the Rescue?

…or just more pandering? You decide.

Jay Rockefeller plays the race card. Blame racist white people, voters.

Jay Rockefeller“It’s an American characteristic that you don’t do anything which displeases the voters, because you always have to get reelected here,” he added. “I understand part of it. It has to do with — for some, it’s just we don’t want anything good to happen under this president, because he’s the wrong color.”

The five-term senator said ideological barriers and lawmakers’ own narrow self-interests were preventing them making tough political decisions.

“For some it’s the tea party. For some it’s just a fear of their own reelection prospects,” said Rockefeller.

He acknowledged his own relative freedom to speak his mind now, saying he has “the ease of the fact that I’m not running again.” – Politico

Mind you he is doing it on the way out the Senate door as he retires. So what’s that tell us? He’s being called courageous. But look at his statement. He said you don’t do something that disagrees with voters. (read pander) But now he can say it leaving.

Blame those nasty voters.

So he’s telling us he can be honest leaving the way he couldn’t as Senator? Yes, that is the message. Believe him now because he couldn’t tell the truth before because of reelection. But take it seriously, as the left stream media does.

Funny he does not mention the race-baiters in Congress playing politics and the race card to get and stay elected.

Another statement comes from that dysfunctional Charlie Crist of Florida. He makes no bones about playing the race card. But he’s allowed to because he’s now a Democrat.
In an interview with Fusion:

Crist: Race Motivates GOP Opposition to Obama

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) said Tuesday that a “big reason” why he left the Republican Party was because many in the GOP were hostile to President Obama due to his race.

Crist, who is running for his old office against Gov. Rick Scott (R), said in an interview with Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that he felt uncomfortable with his previous party affiliation. Republicans are perceived as “anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, [and] anti-gay,” he said, and they refuse to compromise with Obama. The ex-governor said he feels, “liberated as a Democrat.”

“I couldn’t be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president, I’ll just go there,” he said. “I was a Republican and I saw the activists and what they were doing, it was intolerable to me.”

Crist left the GOP to run as an independent during his failed 2010 Senate bid, when he lost in a GOP primary to Marco Rubio. He officially joined the Democratic Party soon after the 2012 elections, and before that, he supported Obama’s reelection bid.

“I am liberated as a Democrat, my true soul is able to be seen, and I couldn’t be happier about it,” Crist said.

He holds a double-digit lead in at least one poll over Scott, who suffers from poor approval ratings.

Ramos challenged Crist on his motivation for leaving the party, questioning whether his loss to Rubio played a bigger role. Crist responded it was because Republicans had become too radical.

“No, I left the Republican Party because the leadership went off the cliff,” Crist said.

Republicans pushed back against Crist’s claims of racially motivated hostility toward Obama.

“Being a flip-flopper is bad enough, but playing the race card to win over voters is pitiful,” Izzy Santa, a Republican National Committee spokeswoman, wrote in an email to Fusion. […/] – Fusion

The real question in both of these is does playing the race card work for a white elitist politician? They both seem to think it does.

On one hand is Rockefeller leaving and the other Crist is running for election. Both liberal Democrats. The motivations of each seems clear. Good to see Crist is now liberated.
But there is an admission: both are saying they haven’t been honest. Crist wants the job back so he can be honest, the way he wasn’t before.

RightRing | Bullright

Jump on the perverted bandwagon, or else

Okay read it and don’t weep. They see this as the paramount issue that ruins the GOP and loses elections. If you can stand it, take a gander at this.

The 1 issue that will ‘kill’ the GOP

‘Big problem is so severe that it can’t be fixed’ — WND

The founder [Jimmy LaSalvia] of the most prominent organization seeking to tie conservatism to the homosexual agenda announced this week he is leaving the Republican Party because it embraces Big Government and continues to tolerate “bigotry” within the party toward homosexuals, the latter of which he says will prevent the GOP from ever winning another national election.

“Over the past several years, I have come to the conclusion that the Republican Party just doesn’t represent my principles and values. I’m a limited government conservative, and they’re big-government people. They like government as long as they’re in charge of it. And I don’t tolerate bigotry of any kind, and they do. It’s that cultural problem, that they seem to be out of touch with life in America today that’s led me to the conclusion that the Republican Party will never again win a national election,” he said.

LaSalvia said the reason the debate over homosexuality will permanently scar the GOP is because the attitude of Republicans is off-putting to countless families, who will then tune out the party on other issues.

GOProud made news in November when co-founder Chris Barron publicly announced he was voting for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race because he found GOP nominee Ken Cuccinelli, a traditional social conservative, too extreme.

“The fact that Ken Cuccinelli was an acceptable candidate for Republicans astonished me. Let me be clear, it’s not about positions on issues. … It’s about what Ken Cuccinelli thinks about people who aren’t like him that made him an unacceptable candidate to me. And that’s why, ultimately, the voters in Virginia chose a crook for governor rather than someone like Ken Cuccinelli. And honestly, that’s why Barack Obama, a failed president, was re-elected in 2012 instead of a Republican.”

Problem is he wants people to vote just based on their sexuality. Endorsing a crook for governor in Virginia because Cuccinelli wasn’t tolerable to them says it all. They will endorse Marxists, Maoists or corrupt politicos because of their sexual ideology. Okay, good luck with that.

It gets worse. You must endorse their lockstep agenda, or you’re a bigot. He also has to do an attack on Cuccinelli, for being who he is.

I’ve about had it with this crap. For years I listened to them tell us we have to keep cultural issues off the table, and anyone who mentions them is a bigot — from life to social issues, to homo-marriage, any of that “social” stuff. This while the left runs on those issues — bringing them front and center. Be silent, they scolded us. That came from those in the GOP too, as well as the Left lecturing us all the time — especially on the Internet.

Now they tell us if you do not “proudly” wear some rainbow bandetta, and support their agenda, you are a bigot. Now they tell us they cannot tolerate us if we support traditional values. They tell us that their “values” – or lack thereof — are the only ones you can espouse, else you are a bigot. That we must proudly champion their perverted sexual agenda. And only that, in their view, is the ticket to winning elections.

RightRing | Bullright

Republicans, a bad moon is rising

Christie on the ropes

I have some criticism I need to get out. But before I do, anyone that wants to remind me of the 11th commandment,(thou shalt speak no ill of Republicans) can can their discontent. (1)It’s early, (2)there hasn’t been a primary or vetting, and yet (3)the establishment has already anointed their Jersey Shore candidate. And don’t tell me it was others. It was the establishment plutocrats who gave the nod to the Patriarch of Palisades. They were going to run with that as long/hard as they could.

Take a bow establishment GOP, this one is on you. It was a bridge too far, from the beginning, to project anyone but you anointed Christie. He’s all yours!

Christie BridgegateSince this establishment pick seemed to run into some headwinds lately, I thought it was a good opportunity to illustrate GOP issues. I know they won’t listen when things are running smooth for them.

One of Christie’s touted assets of is that he can work with people and get things done. He and his fans have also made the case that Republicans have to be more flexible and willing to work with other people. He used his photo op with Obama to drive the point home.

“I’ll work with anyone and everyone who is willing to work with me, consistent with my principles, and the principles that were just affirmed by 61 percent of the voters,”

… “you go there, you listen and you present your views and that’s the way you bring people into your movement.”

Of course, the problem is that they do not work with others themselves. Sure, they talk about it all the time. They reach out to Democrats or the Left, but they can’t or won’t even work with other members in their own party. In fact, they alienate and marginalize members of their own Party who disagree with them. But they will make all sorts of concessions with Democrats. (think John McCain and his gang of 14). Dems do not work with others either — unless they get their own way. So let’s dispel the notion that they are people “willing to work with everyone”. They aren’t.

In July, Christie called Constitutional concerns of conservatives and Libertarians “esoteric, intellectual debates” and a “very dangerous thought”:

“I love all these esoteric debates that people are getting in.”

“As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001, I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism that’s going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought,” Christie said.

Asked whether he includes Paul — a fellow potential 2016 presidential candidate — in his criticism, Christie didn’t back down.

“You can name any one of them that’s engaged in this,” he said. “I want them to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. … I’m very nervous about the direction this is moving in.

The Palisades’ Patriarch should be more concerned with traffic direction in his own state.

The real problem is that they can’t work with their own members. For whatever reason, from power rivalries to ideology, they openly chastise those they don’t agree with. They make certain they do it in public to get brownie points with the media and the Left. They don’t even want to associate with conservatives if they can help it. John McCain called conservatives and the Christian Right “agents of intolerance” in 2000. Little has changed since, it’s actually gotten worse. More recently he labeled conservatives “wacko birds”.

Months later, the Daily Caller reported:

Sen. John McCain said Thursday that he’s worried about the Republican Party’s future and the infighting that is dividing it, calling efforts by conservatives to unseat incumbent Republican lawmakers “wrong.”

The famously wry McCain, R-Ariz., said he regretted calling the Tea Party wing of the Republican Senate conference “wacko birds” during budget negotiations, saying he’s learned to “never get personal” in political disputes…

“I do worry about the Republican Party,” he said at the Hero Summit hosted by The Daily Beast. “It’s the first time I have ever seen Republican senators running ads, raising money that is being used to attack incumbent Republican senators.”

Notice the pattern?

So if someone was buying the well-worn notion that we need Christie (or another) because they are moderate and work with others, find another dog that hunts. That one doesn’t. Is there any reason we have to start off with deception and misconceptions?

See my prior post that Christie vs. Clinton shows Christie cannot get Liberal support and he cannot get Conservative support. While Hillary reels in some Repubs and her base at the same time, so apparently she is a crossover candidate. Christie, you gotta know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em. But changing traffic patterns on the George Washington Bridge is not gonna get you to Pa. Ave., or conservative support.

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Esoteric election results

What has the election shown us?

The Atlantic Wire said

    “Even though Christie’s actual politics often lean conservative, he’s done some serious rhetorical work to try and distance himself as much as possible from the Tea Party cohort of the Republican Party, especially in the shut down. As the national party’s approval ratings plummeted in the wake of the shutdown, Christie had some strong words: “get the government reopened, stop monkeying around, and get back to work. I said, I’m out there in the field, people have no patience for this stuff. None.”

If you remember in the last few months, gov Christie was taking shots aimed at both the Tea Party and Libertarians. Rand Paul in particular. He also attacked those “esoteric debates” taking place, and this growing strain of libertarianism in both parties.

Esoteric as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary:

1
a : designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone
b : requiring or exhibiting knowledge that is restricted to a small group ; broadly : difficult to understand
2
a : limited to a small circle
b : private, confidential
3
: of special, rare, or unusual interest

Flash forward, he wins his reelection, which really wasn’t in question. Regardless of his chances, RNC still felt compelled to dump a million and a half dollars into it. Why, is the big question. It became clear right after the election. RNC wasted no time claiming victory and some credit in New Jersey. Though its cash could have been better spent elsewhere, but we aren’t supposed to criticize that. The GOP can criticize factions in the Party, but dare we criticize their motivations. Typical for the GOP.

Also typical is that they need to credit themselves for a win that really was never in question. What was the purpose again that the RNC had to dump cash into NJ when Christie had it sown up? The answer is so they could lay claim to his moderate strategy. I don’t know how much patience people are going to afford his esoteric candidacy?

I think the election and results in New Jersey were esoteric. Who really cares about the results there other than NJ? Still we have this esoteric election discussed as if it has great national significance.

After Christie took big swipes at two major GOP factions and “esoteric debates”, his reelection proved exactly what? That favorites win? On the other hand, there was much more national significance and interest in those “esoteric debates”, as he called them. I forgot, nobody but nobody is supposed to criticize Christie. Governor, don’t be looking for that groundswell f popular support for your esoteric candidacy.

Not all governors would make good presidents, some are more esoteric than others.