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  • Marco Rubio And the GOP Establishment Take Aim At Ted Cruz

    11/24/2015 7:07:54 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    Redstate ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Streiff
    I posted a bit earlier on the panic the GOP Establishment finds itself in over the rise of Donald Trump and his apparent immunity from traditional laws of political behavior and consequences. They are becoming just as panicked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%. Now a Super Pac run by a major Rubio supporter is attacking Ted Cruz for his vote to rein in the data collection efforts by the NSA. Some conservatives have wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act, which curtailed the National Security Agency’s ability to collect metadata from phone records in bulk, would...
  • Apparent suicide attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus kills 12

    11/24/2015 12:38:14 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/15
    At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday when an explosion tore through a bus full of Tunisian presidential guards in an attack that one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets around Mohamed V Avenue, one of the main streets in the capital Tunis, where the charred wreckage of the bus lay, not far from the Interior Ministry.
  • Is Ted Cruz The New Favorite? (In Iowa)

    11/24/2015 10:28:07 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 24, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    A new FoxNews poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has pulled into a virtual tie with Trump in Iowa, as Carson continues to tumble headlong out of the picture. Trump registers 25% in the poll, followed by 23% for Cruz, 18% for Carson, 13% for Rubio, then the also-rans far behind. It looks an awful lot at this point like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% has to be considered the prohibitive favorite in Iowa – he has a ton of money to spend in a state where spending money can actually do you some good, he is building...
  • Attack Of The Jeb! :for decades, the candidate has been petty and vindictive.

    Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, his face contorted in a scowl, doesn’t get up to greet Alex Villalobos when the big-eyed 42-year-old state senator enters the dimly lit office connected to the executive suite of Tallahassee’s Capitol building. It’s early May 2006, shortly after the last day of the legislative session, and Villalobos is seething. He’s recently been banished from party leadership and his oak-lined office in the Capitol — largely because he voted against the governor’s pet project: making school vouchers part of the state constitution and doing away with a law that limits class sizes in the state’s schools....
  • Amendment XXV, Section 4 - Removal of incapacitated President

    11/23/2015 10:25:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 101 replies
    U.S. Constitution Amendment XXV Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Ben Carson 'Probably Not' Qualified to Be President

    11/23/2015 6:54:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is "probably not" ready for the job, according to leading conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh. "Ben Carson equipped to be president? Um -- probably not at this stage," Limbaugh told Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace in an interview this morning. "But any of these Republicans running would be better than Hillary or better than anything we've got now, so on that, based on that comparison, yes. I would vote for him if it was up to him and Hillary. Absolutely, without a doubt." Carson's lack of foreign policy experience has emerged as a political weakness...
  • New Poll Indicates Colorado Not High Enough To Choose Clinton (All top Republicans beating her)

    11/18/2015 9:52:33 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | November 18th, 2015 | Sara Gonzales
    A new Quinnipiac poll released today shows the likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, could be in trouble in the swing state of Colorado. Clinton trails in the latest poll conducted in the state with a double digit deficit against all the top Republican candidates. She also leads the poll as the top Democratic candidate with 55 percent, compared to Bernie Sanders’ 27 percent. In a matchup between Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 93% vs Clinton, Rubio tops her in the poll by an astonishing 16 percentage points, leading 52-36. Dr. Ben Carson is not far behind, grasping a solid lead in...
  • New Hindu Republican Group Aims to Build Conservative Hindus' Influence

    11/18/2015 2:32:11 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | Kristina Peterson
    Newt Gingrich, shown in a file photo, is the Hindu group's honorary chairman Associated Press There is only one Hindu in Congress and she is a Democrat. But as of Tuesday, there will be a Republican Hindu Coalition, comprised of Indian Americans looking to amplify their voice in U.S. politics. The group, which formally launches Tuesday evening, isn't aimed at bolstering the ranks of Hindus across the aisle from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii). Instead, the coalition is focused on advancing conservative policies important to the Republican Hindu community, including fiscal discipline, expanded trade, and forceful defense, said its founder...
  • Trump speaking in Beaumont, Teas in a few minutes

    11/14/2015 9:59:42 AM PST · by GilGil · 145 replies
    RSBN TV ^ | 11/14/2015 | self
    Trump speech to start in the net 5 minutes in Beaumont, Texas. It will be very, very interesting to see how he handles the Paris attacks. This could be the most defining speech for him of his candidacy.
  • University of Missouri president leaves over race complaints

    11/09/2015 8:33:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 11/09/15
    The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday amid criticism of his handling of student complaints about race and discrimination. President Tim Wolfe said Monday that his resignation is effective immediately. The announcement came at a special meeting of the university system's governing body, the Board of Curators. The complaints came to a head over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until Wolfe was removed or stepped down. For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white flagship campus...
  • Is Hillary Clinton Obama’s 3rd term?

    11/08/2015 9:04:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/08/15 | Judi McLeod
    The Democrat establishment and their boot-licking mainstream media will brand all attempts to fight them off as ‘conspiracies’ In 2008, the Democrats pulled a big-eared rabbit out of the hat. A senator, with a sketchy attendance record, whose only claim to fame was community organizing with unrepentant domestic terrorist Billy Ayers, was ushered into the Oval Office, masqueraded as ‘the Messiah’ and life, not just in America but the world over, was never to be the same. Unvetted by the mainstream media, no one could say from whence Barack Obama came, but time soon proved that he was America’s very...
  • USC/LAT poll: Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz gain ground in Republican field (Not released, just headline)

    11/07/2015 2:43:47 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 6, 2015 | Staff writer
    Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily host through the wilds of the 2016 presidential campaign. It's Friday, Nov. 6, and this is what we're watching: • Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are forming a solid second tier among GOP hopefuls, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll finds • Complete poll results will be released Sunday • Democrats have their first cattle call in the South Friday night. Evan Halper is there. • It's almost exactly a year until Election Day and in Colorado, voters are already looking to 2016. The Times' Mark Z. Barabak and Michael Finnegan explore •...
  • Eating Our Own (Vanity)

    11/06/2015 6:16:40 AM PST · by refreshed · 39 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/06/2015 | Refreshed
    It is unfortunate, but it always seems as if the Republicans strive much harder to wound fellow candidates for office than Democrats. I have also noticed this trend on FreeRepublic. Instead of waiting to see how things shake out and making a defense for our choice, there have been concerted efforts to make fools of candidates (and the posters that defend them) that do most things right, but might have an area or made a decision with which we disagree. Instead of discussions being based on ideology, mockery, derision and lampooning ensure our candidate is bleeding and vulnerable when it...

    10/30/2015 6:38:02 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 29, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% told a nationwide audience in Wednesday’s CNBC Republican presidential debate that companies are importing foreign graduates because American college grads just can’t do the work. The claim came when CNBC’s John Hardwood asked Rubio if he was undercutting American professionals by supporting a bill to let companies import more foreign temporary H-1B “guest workers” for white-collar jobs. Rubio evaded the question by blaming Americans’ supposed lack of skills. “We need to get back to training people in this country to do the jobs of the 21st century… The best way to close this gap is to...
  • Ann Coulter: The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, But They Shouldn't Be President

    10/28/2015 2:27:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/28/2015 | Ann Coulter
    It took a billionaire living the glamorous New York City life to exhibit real Christian courage by going against every elite group in the nation, every media outlet, every well-heeled donor, to defend America from destruction by immigration. Baptist leader Russell Moore, desperate for liberal approval, claims that Christian conservatives "must repudiate everything they believe" in order to support Donald Trump, who "incites division, with slurs against Hispanic immigrants and with protectionist jargon that preys on turning economic insecurity into ugly 'us versus them' identity politics." (Please like me, New York Times!) Moore is especially offended by Trump's "boisterous confidence"...
  • America's longest and most expensive war: A New War on Poverty [Jeremiah 17]

    10/26/2015 7:08:34 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 01/08/2014 | Michael D. Tanner
    Examples of the failures of government, large and small, are pretty easy to come by. Solyndra, the Iraq War, the response to Hurricane Katrina, Obamcare: Take your pick. But in terms of both wasted money and human suffering, its hard to find a more egregious government failure than the War on Poverty. It was 50 years ago today that Lyndon Johnson announced, as the centerpiece of his first State of the Union address, an unconditional war on poverty in America. No one could deny that poverty was a serious problem at the time. Roughly 19 percent of Americans were poor,...
  • Rubio gives up on Senate: He hates it

    10/26/2015 8:28:01 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/25/2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio is a U.S. senator. And he just cant stand it anymore. I dont know that hate is the right word, Rubio said in an interview. Im frustrated. This year, as Rubio runs for president, he has cast the Senate the very place that cemented him as a national politician as a place hes given up on, after less than one term. Its too slow. Too rule-bound. So Rubio, 44, has decided not to run for his seat again. Its the White House or bust. Thats why Im missing votes. Because I am leaving the Senate. I...
  • 15 Wasted slogans for Biden 2016 (and a missed opportunity for a VP)

    10/22/2015 3:51:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-22-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm honestly disappointed Biden isn't running for president. To paraphrase comedian Lewis Black's reaction back in 2000 when former VP Dan Quayle decided not to run for president: As an American I'm happy for the country, but as a blogger I weep. I spent some time, off and on, jotting down potential slogans for Joe's campaign, and I won't get to use any of them :-/ ---- - From second banana to whatever comes before "second" banana - I'll prove there are Americans even dumber than I am #MySupporters - Odd bless America - Barack was the communist, I'm just...
  • Longtime Republican Operative Declares Donald Trump, Is DeadHe will NEVER Be President.(Barf)

    His name is Mike Murphy. To those who dont follow politics much, the name means nothing. To those who watch and understand the great control the establishment operatives of both political parties have over election-day outcomes, Mike Murphy is a name that is instantly recognizable. He is the insiders insider, a man who has made a very good living creating the illusion of Election Day choice via work for John McCain, Mitt Romney, and now Jeb Bush. As of October, 2015, he is Donald Trumps #1 enemy and appears intent on doing everything in his power to destroy any chance...
  • America: Trump already Commander-in-Chief?

    10/22/2015 8:37:42 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 23 replies
    Pravda ^ | 10-20-15 | Montresor
    Ever since 'The Donald' formerly declared his candidacy, the liberal wolf pack has been hounding his presidential campaign all across America. The rabid journalistic dogs are not shy or apologetic either. At every opportunity, they sink their gnashing teeth into Trump's hide with unending ad hominem attacks and phony polls. The latest to take sour snipes at the popular and still surging GOP top contender was retired former CBS news anchor, Dan Rather. Rather opined in his wistful manner that he did acknowledge the real possibility that Republican front-runner Trump could win the Presidency.
  • Someone Get Biden And Ryan Some Fiber

    10/22/2015 6:10:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    While normal Americans go about their business, the political world is anxiously awaiting two men to decide if they want to lead. Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., debated one another in 2012, but now they seem to be playing a game of indifference when it comes to their political futures. Im writing this on Tuesday night, so anything could happen by the time you see this, but given their reluctance or inability to make a decision, I might be better served to wait until next week to run this. Biden has wanted to be president...
  • Someone Please Explain How SO Many People Would Take Carson Over CRUZ? I Don't Get That At All-

    10/21/2015 9:16:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 236 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I like Dr Ben Carson. I respect Ben Carson. I admire what he made of himself and how he's seemed to have lived his life. I agree with almost everything that comes out of his mouth. But what can this man possibly offer as a leader that we wouldn't simply get more-and-better of from Ted Cruz? Ben Carson is a good man, and it's difficult to 'attack' him on any specific major issue-he'ssaid some dumb things about guns before, but generally there's not much daylight between our views. Alas, after enduring the utterly-unqualified Obama wreck the country, how is...
  • Axelrod To Obama: Go [blank] Yourself [AUDIO]

    10/21/2015 8:26:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/20/2015 | Christian Datoc
    <p>David Axelrod President Obamas former top adviser said that he only agreed to come to Washington in 2008 after he was promised he could still tell the future president to go fuck himself.</p>
  • Donald Trump Crushes The Competition In Yet Another Poll

    10/21/2015 5:58:22 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 10-21-2015 | Colin Campbell
    Colin Campbell October 21,2015 A new poll released Wednesday found that billionaire businessman Donald Trump held a double-digit lead in the Republican presidential race. According to the ABC News survey, Trump got a full 32% of the vote in the crowded GOP field. His closest rival remained retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who grabbed 22% of the Republican vote in the poll. After that, only Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Florida) posted a double-digit showing at 10%. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) registered a bit below that, at 7%, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 6% and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly...
  • Chris Wallace on Trump: Im Beginning to Believe He Can Be President of the United States

    10/19/2015 7:21:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    This was HUGE! Donald Trump joined Chris Wallace this morning for a one-on-one interview on FOX News Sunday. BOOM! Chris Wallace on Trump: Im Beginning to Believe He Can Be President of the United States (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Oct 18th, 2015 10:42 am 129 Comments This was HUGE! Donald Trump joined Chris Wallace this morning for a one-on-one interview on FOX News Sunday. After the interview Chris Wallace told his panel, All of us dismissed Trump early on. A summer fling, momentary amusement. As I watch that interview and I heard what he had to say about the country and...
  • Charles Gasparino tweet re: Trump Wins Again - CNBC Caves

    10/15/2015 4:47:25 PM PDT · by abb · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 15, 2015 | Charles Gasparino
    @realDonaldTrump wins again: ppl inside @CNBC say he network will cave to his debate demands because ads sold based on Trumped-up audience
  • Donald Trump to host SNL

    10/13/2015 1:49:47 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 10 replies
    New York Post.com ^ | Tuesday October 13, 2015 | Andrea Morabito
    Live from New York, its Saturday Night Live with Donald Trump. NBC on Tuesday announced that the Republican presidential hopeful (and former NBC reality star) will host SNL on Nov. 7 with musical guest Sia. It will mark Trumps second hosting appearance; he previously helmed the show in April 2004 during the first season of NBCs The Apprentice. The network previously cut ties with the real estate mogul replacing him on Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger and selling its interest in Trumps Miss Universe pageant after he announced his run for president. Trump will be the latest...
  • How Much Are the 2016 Candidates Worth? Check Out the Numbers...

    10/12/2015 12:13:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/2015
    Forbes put together the definitive wealth list of the candidates, compiling the net worth estimates of the top 20 Republican and Democratic contenders. Forbes used a variety of documents, including financial disclosures with the Federal Election Commission, property records, mortgage papers and tax records. Obviously, billionaire Donald Trump took first place. But how did the others stack up? Check out Forbes' full rankings below: 1. Donald Trump $4.5 bil Richest candidate by a long shot is the GOP front-runner. 2. Carly Fiorina $58 mil Former HP CEO has over 1,000 investments. 3. Hillary Clinton $45 mil Half of power couple;...
  • Obama: I Don't Think Trump Will 'End up Being President'

    10/11/2015 5:52:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 70 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10-11-2015 | NewsMax
    President Barack Obama said Donald Trump was "the classic reality TV character" who had tapped into something real in the Republican Party but was unlikely to end up as president. "He is a great publicity-seeker - and at a time when the Republican Party hasn't really figured out what it's for as opposed to what it's against," Obama said of Trump during an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" program airing on Sunday night. Opinion polls put Trump at the front of a crowded Republican field seeking the party's nomination for the November 2016 presidential election. The billionaire real estate mogul...
  • Mark Levin: Time to Start Using the I-Word

    10/10/2015 7:23:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    PJ Media via Mark Levin Show ^ | 10-10-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    "Is it too much to ask for the Republican Party to grow a set?!" On his radio show yesterday, Mark The Great One Levin said that Republicans have to grow a set and go after the imperial president, also known as President Barack Obama. He said this in response to a question from a listener who wondered whether it was time for Republicans to throw around the I-word: impeachment.
  • Welch: We need a president who will energize the country

    10/09/2015 2:50:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-9-2015 | Cavuto
    Oct. 09, 2015 - 12:13 - Former General Electric CEO on House GOP shakeup, 2016 politics
  • Val Kittington is Running for President and she's Republican

    10/09/2015 11:20:28 AM PDT · by chopperman · 17 replies
    Val Kittington is a Military Veteran of the U.S. Navy. She claims to be Pro-God, Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, Pro-Military, Pro-Israel, Pro-Constitution, Anti-Obamacare and Anti-Common Core.
  • Creator Of Fox Broadcasting Declares He Is Going To War Against Donald Trump (media hissy fit)

    Media mogul and creator of the Fox Broadcasting Company, Barry Diller made it clear today he has no intention of seeing Donald Trump become the next President of the United States. The fellow billionaire went so far as to suggest to CNBC that should Donald Trump win he would, move out of the country, or join the resistance. Interestingly, Dillers comments come just forty-eight hours after a D.C. Whispers report included this information regarding an effort by powerful Mainstream political and media figures to successfully terminate the Trump campaign: It was also stated that news media executives at each the...
  • Bidenwatch: He might make a decision this week maybe

    10/05/2015 7:21:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/05/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    At what point does indecision about whether to be a leader of his party, if not his nation, become self-parody? CBS News reports this morning that this will be the week that the man who can’t decide whether to run for the Democratic nomination for leader of the free world will finally make up his mind. Or it might be next week. Who knows? Vice President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on whether to run for president, and it could come as early as within the next seven to 10 days, according to three people familiar with his...
  • Online Test to determine which Presidential candidate's positions you really side with

    10/04/2015 6:47:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    ISideWith.com ^ | 10/04/2015
    Answer the following questions to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with. CLICK ABOVE LINK TO TAKE THE TEST...
  • The fundamental reason why Cruz is the best choice

    09/30/2015 1:31:38 PM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 48 replies
    self-published | Sept 30, 2015 | Peter O'Donnell
    What is the fundamental reason to select Senator Ted Cruz over a field of other candidates for the Republican presidential candidate? The answer lies in the constitution -- not in some part of the document, but in the IMPORTANCE of the document. Senator Cruz has established that he understands this fundamental fact, and relies on it more than any other candidate. And he has the experience and educational background to make that understanding more effectual. Why is the Constitution so particularly important in this presidential election? Was it not always equally important? It is more important because America, like many...
  • Chris Christie is still gridlocked by Bridgegate scandal two years later (Odd how media missed this)

    Its been exactly two years since the closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey caused a traffic apocalypse and Governor Chris Christie still seems stuck in the jam it created. After costing the jobs of multiple state functionaries, the ever-expanding scandal inevitably nicknamed Bridgegate claimed its biggest scalp so far on Tuesday, with the resignation of the CEO of United Airlines. The United executive, Jeff Smisek, had nothing to do with the lane closures. Instead he was caught up in a federal investigation the scandal kicked off into the dealings of the...
  • Center City's a Police State Pre-Pope (Philly under lockdown)

    09/25/2015 6:51:43 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | Updated at 1:13 PM EDT on Friday, Sep 25, 2015 | Morgan Zalot
    Philadelphians and visitors to the city woke up on Friday morning to a world of barricades and tight security measures as authorities prepare for Pope Francis' weekend arrival. Fencing blocked off areas starting just east of City Hall, requiring people in that area to walk north to Cherry Street, where security checkpoints were set up, if they need to get inside the perimeter. Maureen Shaeffer and Ruth Schanbacher, who both came from the suburbs to go to work, didn't know each other before Friday morning. But they bonded over the tricky security measures. "We've been brought together through adversity," Shaeffer...
  • Rasmussen Poll: Few Would Vote for a Muslim President

    09/25/2015 8:06:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/25/2015
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has been criticized by other candidates and the media for saying he could not support a Muslim for president of the United States. But guess what? Over half of U.S. voters agree. Fifty-one percent (51%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they would not personally be willing to vote for a Muslim president. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% say they would be willing to support a Muslim in the White House. A sizable 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Fifty-two percent (52%) say most of their...
  • A Muslim President? Was Ben Carson Right?

    09/25/2015 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Beliefs matter. "Ideas Have Consequences," as conservative scholar Richard Weaver wrote in his classic of that title in 1948. Yet, for so believing, and so saying, Dr. Ben Carson has been subjected to a Rodney King-style night-sticking by the P.C. police.Asked by Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" whether he could support a Muslim for president, Carson replied, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that."Carson was not out of the studio before the airwaves were filled with denunciations. Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on...

    09/24/2015 7:16:33 AM PDT · by shortstop · 25 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/23/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Ben Carson is right, a Muslim shouldnt be president of the United States. And an American who votes accordingly is demonstrating not bigotry, but liberty. It is not a religious test, it is a personal choice. We may vote for or against whomever we like for whatever reason we like. Thats how free people roll. And there is a strong case to be made against voting for a Muslim for president. But before we get to that, lets look at the criticism and anger sent Carsons way since his statement. Everyone from Mitt Romney to the imam on the corner...
  • The issue with Ben Carson's Muslim president comments

    09/22/2015 9:16:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/22/2015 | James Arlandson
    There is a subtle problem with Dr. Carson's comment that he wouldn’t support a Muslim for president. I see three issues at work here. 1. Old Islamic law is incompatible with the Constitution. Easily proven: Old Islamic law does not allow for the separation of mosque and state, while our Constitution guarantees that separation. Old Islamic law does not allow for freedom of religion, while our Constitution does. Old Islamic law does not allow for free speech with regard to religion, while our Constitution does. Those three elements prove that this archaic law disqualifies itself for the modern world....
  • Carely Fiorina SINGS About Her Lazy Dog 'Snickers'Carly Fiorina SINGS about her lazy dog 'Snickers',

    09/22/2015 5:09:17 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 26 replies
    Carly Fiorina SINGS about her lazy dog 'Snickers', compares Trump to Putin and insists 'a Muslim CAN be President of the USA' in charming appearance on Jimmy Fallon Fiorina compared fellow GOP candidate Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin 'The two of them have a lot in common, actually,' she said Former Hewlett-Packard CEO has jumped to second-place behind Trump Also hit out at Ben Carson saying there wouldn't be a Muslim President 'I actually believe that people of faith make better leaders,' she said Finished the interview with a song about her 'lazy' dog, Snickers ...Fallon then asked whether Fiorina...
  • The Closing of the Muslim Mind - Robert R. Reilly - Part 1

    09/21/2015 6:01:22 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on June 20, 2011
    Dr. Carson might have a chance of avoiding the 3rd rail of Progressive-Anti-Islamophobia if he could rationally explain why Sharia government in the era of Supreme Court tyranny isn't good for America. But he is too far removed from his Christian history to know how to articulate what he knows intuitively to be true.Fortunately a man named Robert R. Reilly knows the outline, starting with the principle that you don't go into a war of ideas unless you understand the ideas with which you are at war, and you yourself have an idea. (!) Mr. Reilly, something of an expert...
  • Cruz rebukes Carson for comments about Muslim president [Original title]

    09/21/2015 12:05:21 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 254 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    <p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is criticizing GOP rival Ben Carson for saying that a Muslim should not be president of the United States.</p> <p>At a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday evening, Cruz said religious convictions should have no bearing on ones fitness for the Oval Office.</p>

    09/21/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 09/21/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    After weeks of fuming at Trump, the media types and faux conservatives are fuming at Ben Carson for making a very obvious point. But all they have to do to address Carson's point is prove him wrong. Here's how. The Islamic faith isnt consistent with the U.S. Constitution, and a Muslim shouldnt be president, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation, Carson said on NBCs 'Meet the Press' on Sunday. Late Sunday, he doubled down on those comments in an interview with The Hill. I do not...
  • Ben Carson doubles down: No apologies for saying he wouldnt back a Muslim for president

    09/21/2015 9:13:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    I think he just locked down Iowa. “I do not believe Sharia is consistent with the Constitution of this country,” Carson said. “Muslims feel that their religion is very much a part of your public life and what you do as a public official, and that’s inconsistent with our principles and our Constitution.”Carson said that the only exception he’d make would be if the Muslim running for office “publicly rejected all the tenants [sic] of Sharia and lived a life consistent with that.”

“Then I wouldn’t have any problem,” he said.However, on several occasions Carson mentioned “Taqiya,” a practice in...
  • Internet freaks out because Ben Carson doesnt think a Muslim president is such a good idea

    09/21/2015 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Who does? This one follows a very familiar pattern. Here are the steps: 1. Public figure makes a statement thats in line with what most people think, and say privately, but is considered beyond the pale for polite public discussion. 2. Media goes into overdrive reporting the story, except that there is no story. The mere fact that he expressed the opinion is the story, portrayed of course as the utterance of forbidden words. 3. Internet freaks out, except that the freakout is not so much about him being wrong as about the firestorm he should have known hed invite...
  • Ben Carson is right, a Muslim president actually IS a bad idea, according to the Koran

    09/21/2015 7:49:27 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 9/21/15 | Steve Berman
    On Sunday, a Muslim cleric declared that Fantasy Football is considered “haram”—that means forbidden by Islamic law.  That’s only the latest thing found to be off-limits for followers of Islam.  Islamic State clerics famously forbid the practice of pigeon breeding because “sight of the birds’ genitals as they fly overhead is offensive to Islam.” (Leading to perhaps the greatest headline in the history of publishing: “Allah Hates Pigeon Penises,” by Jonah Goldberg.) You might think these religious decrees are funny, or even quaint, but they’re dead serious, and form the strongest defense of Ben Carson’s statement on NBC’s Meet The Press, “I would...
  • Ted Cruz: It Would Be Unconstitutional To Keep Muslim From Running For Prez

    09/21/2015 7:19:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    TPM ^ | 09/21/2015 | ByCAITLIN MACNEAL
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) did not back up his fellow Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson when asked about the retired neurosurgeon's comment that Muslims should not be president of the United States. "You know, the Constitution specifies there shall be no religious test for public office and I am a constitutionalist," Cruz said at a Sunday taping of Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press," according to the Des Moines Register. Carson on Sunday morning told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he would "not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation." In an interview with The Hill later...