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  • Sebastian Gorka: Steve Bannon Like Obi-Wan Kenobi — ‘If You Strike Me Down Now, I Will Be More...

    10/14/2017 4:26:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/14/17 | Kristina Wong
    The war against the Washington establishment is only beginning, chief strategist for the MAGA coalition Dr. Sebastian Gorka told the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.And, he said, just because he and Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon left the White House does not mean the values they fought  last November for won’t win. On the contrary, he said, comparing Bannon to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the final scene of Star Wars: A New Hope:“It’s like when Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi are dueling on the Death Star and Obi-Wan the master Jedi says, ‘If you strike me down now I will be more powerful...
  • The conservative conference Trump spoke at today featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy

    10/14/2017 7:21:01 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | 13th October 2017 | Joe Perticone
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, hosted by the far-right Christian organization The Family Research Council. The convention also featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy, which seeks to navigate homosexuals and their family members from an anti-gay perspective. The Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) organization, which was founded in 1998 "to be an alternative to the misinformed gay family groups which insist that parents can only prove their love for their gay child if they support gay rights and affirm their child's self-proclaimed gay identity," distributed a...
  • President Trump: Our ‘religious heritage’ will be ‘cherished, protected, and defended’

    10/14/2017 6:41:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 10/13/17 | Claire Chretien
    President Trump said this morning that his administration is “stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values” in a rousing speech at the Values Voter Summit. In his first major speech to a socially conservative conference since his election, Trump addressed parental rights, religious liberty, the right to life, and the importance of God over government. “This morning, I am honored and thrilled to return” as the first sitting president, he said. Trump joked that he didn’t even need to ask attendees to vote for him, but he was still there. “Religious liberty is enshrined in the very First Amendment in...
  • Commentary: How Ted Cruz supporters differ from Donald Trump fans

    01/14/2016 11:17:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Chicago Tribune | January 14, 2016 | Albert R. Hunt, Bloomberg View
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-ted-cruz-donald-trump-president-supporters-20160114-story.html
  • BRING IT ON: Why The Washington Establishment Hates and Fears Ted Cruz

    10/25/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | October 25, 2015 | John Tutten
    You can always tell when the Washington statists really fear something. They become like jackals on a carcass in the savannah, tearing and ripping at it until there is nothing left. Anything or anyone that might upset the symbiosis between the political hacks and their corporate cronies must be eliminated. After all, they worked very hard to put this self-serving, freedom killing mechanism in place. No idea or outsider can be allowed to interfere with the unending orgy of money and power. There really is just one party in Washington today. Yes, we still have Democrats and Republicans, but when...
  • Conservatives to 2016 GOP field: Defy us at your own peril

    09/26/2015 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 3:27 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin
    The Republican Party’s conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehner’s stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril. Religious activists forcefully conveyed this message Saturday: embrace our uncompromising stance against abortion rights and gay marriage, among other priorities, even if doing so risks a federal government shutdown. An emboldened conservative movement signals fresh trouble for White House candidates viewed by the party’s frustrated base as insufficiently committed to their cause. Chief among them is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Conservatives are on fire at the moment,” said Gary Bauer,...
  • ICYMI: Sen. Ted Cruz in Des Moines: End the War on Faith in America

    08/22/2015 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/22/15
    Over 2,500 Iowans Rally for Religious LibertyHOUSTON, Texas — Last night, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hosted a Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IA, calling attention to the religious persecution of Christian business owners and employees who have been sanctioned by their government because of their religious beliefs. Joining Sen. Cruz at the rally were: Dick and Betty Odgaard, Barronelle Stutzman, Aaron and Melissa Klein, Blaine Adamson, Senior Master Sergeant (Retired) Phillip Monk, Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, and Naghmeh Abedini. Video of the rally is available here. A roundup of press coverage of the rally appears...
  • Why Americans want more religion in their politics

    11/04/2014 1:54:07 PM PST · by DNewsNatl · 74 replies
    Deseret News National Edition ^ | 11/3/2014 | Chad Connelly, Religion News Service
    Among Republicans, the numbers are even more dramatic: 59 percent said that they believe that churches should speak out on the political issues of the day; 53 percent don’t believe that political leaders spend enough time talking about their faith; and 72 percent believe that it is important that members of Congress have strong religious beliefs. Clearly, they want to get a better sense of the faith that animates a politician’s values and how grounded they are in their faith. Many Americans have come to understand that if you know about a candidate’s faith then you can get a pretty...
  • Ted Cruz Handling Hecklers ~ Vanity

    09/27/2014 3:49:45 PM PDT · by GraceG · 47 replies
    I was watching Ted Cruz ar the Values Summit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvL4sV_oTlQ He was heckled several times by RINO/DNC plants inthe audience and handled them with class and even turned it around on the dummies.
  • Rick Santorum Criticizes Ted Cruz's Comments At Christian Event

    09/25/2014 3:35:21 PM PDT · by Mariner · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 25th, 2014 | By Brett LoGiurato
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday criticized comments in US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made earlier this month i n a speech that critics have said was unnecessarily confrontational toward a Middle Eastern Christian group. "We have a responsibility to stand by people who are being persecuted," Santorum told Business Insider in a wide-ranging interview in New York. "This shouldn't be an ideological test — well, you have to agree with us on all of these things, or else we won't be with you. No, we're going to be with you if you are a religious minority that's...
  • A Study in Contrasts for Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

    09/26/2014 3:30:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 26, 2014 | Michael Scherer
    Two potential presidential candidates come to a conservative Christian cattle call.Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, two Tea Party senators in the hunt for the White House, find themselves in a nearly identical position these days. Both sons of celebrated conservative leaders, they regularly speak at the same events, criticize the same Democratic President with a similar message of back-to-basics constitutionalism, and poll nationally at about 10% among Republicans in the way-too-early 2016 polls. But on Friday, as conservative Christians gathered in Washington for the Values Voter Summit, their differences were far more apparent than their similarities. Paul stood behind the...
  • Cruz, Jindal shine as Paul fades

    09/27/2014 5:43:39 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 26, 2014, 05:11 pm | Alexandra Jaffe and Cameron Joseph
    It was Ted Cruz's party at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Friday.The Texas Republican senator began the event with a deeply religious and emotional speech, pacing the stage and speaking with the cadence of a preacher, repeatedly rallying the crowd to its feet and jumping into an eager throng of supporters after his address. ADVERTISEMENT But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal emerged as a surprising star of the conference with an alternately fiery and funny address to the crowd Friday evening, which brought them to their feet for a standing ovation with his closing declaration that “we are ready...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz captivates Values Voter Summit (video at source)

    09/26/2014 5:54:35 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    politico.com ^ | KATIE GLUECK
    Rand Paul talked foreign policy. Rick Santorum decried flagging family values. Michele Bachmann called for war on radical Islam. But it was Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas who captivated the crowd of social conservatives in Washington Friday, again showcasing his appeal with that critical part of the GOP should he run in 2016. The Values Voter conference offered an early glimpse of what’s sure to be a spirited battle for the allegiance of Christian conservatives in 2016. In a half-hour speech, the Lone Star State Republican quoted “Amazing Grace” and cited Psalms; Cruz shared a personal story about how his...
  • Sarah Palin to Speak at Values Voter Summit (also Jindal, Cruz, Paul, other presidential possibles)

    09/20/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Values Voters Summit next week in Washington, D.C. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/19/Sarah-Palin-to-Speak-at-Values-Voter-Summit
  • Values Voter-Style Candidate Ken Cuccinelli Rebounds in Virginia Governor's Race

    10/31/2013 4:17:00 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 31, 2013 | Tyler O'Neil
    In a battleground state where Democrats label religious faith as too extreme, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, known for his strong support of homeschooling, pro-life, and other values voter issues, has tightened the Virginia governor's race, nearly catching up to Democrat Terry McAuliffe and perhaps making the race "too close to call." The new poll from Quinnipiac University, released Wednesday, found McAuliffe ahead at 45 percent to Cuccinelli's 41 percent, but it also discovered that if Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis were not in the race, McAuliffe would only lead by two points – 47 percent to 45 percent – making...
  • As Cruz hews to hard line, other 2016 contenders go mute on shutdown

    10/12/2013 5:08:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 11, 2013 | Cameron Joseph -
    Tensions between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other potential 2016 presidential contenders over the government shutdown were visible just beneath the surface at Friday's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Cruz fired up the conservative crowd with a demand that they double down in their fight against ObamaCare, ripping establishment Republicans as well as Democrats for opposing him in his quest. But even in the aftermath of Cruz's fiery speech, others shied away from any discussion of the high-profile confrontation. The shutdown went unmentioned by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both early champions of the defunding battle....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz and Ken Cuccinelli to speak in Richmond, Sat. Oct. 5

    09/30/2013 6:48:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    In only seven days, Sen. Ted Cruz will address the largest political gathering of conservatives in Virginia. Do you have your tickets, yet? On the day he speaks, it will be exactly one month to the election of a new governor for the Commonwealth and we're building momentum! I personally invite you to come and listen to Ted Cruz, along with Ken Cuccinelli, and over 1,000 politically-active conservative Virginians. Come be inspired.
  • Huckabee: We lost in 2012 because evangelicals didn’t support a more moderate nominee

    04/02/2013 6:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2013 | AllahPundit
    Ed Morrisseyflagged this Politico piece earlier but I want to pay special attention to Huck's comments. Gabe Malor called BS on them on Twitter this morning. I think he's right. Huckabee's latest shot across the party establishment's bow: “The last two presidential elections, we had more moderate candidates, so if anything a lot of conservatives went to the polls reluctantly or just didn’t go at all,” said Huckabee in a separate interview. “If all of the evangelicals had showed up, it may have made a difference.”…Huckabee, like Santorum, was a bit incredulous at the attempt to fault social conservatives when...
  • What Were All of You Thinking?

    11/15/2012 4:23:11 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 103 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    ***SNIP*** [L]et's be honest. We had little reason to believe that Romney was truly dedicated to improving our social and cultural conditions -- indeed, that all-important thing called the human condition -- because he talked endlessly about his business experience. Most Americans don't like their bosses and have trouble with landlords and creditors. Talking about one's business experience is not usually a good way to win them over. On election day, it became clear to me that the Republican Party had been led into Purgatory by the Laodicean wing. In case you aren't familiar with Revelation 3:14-17, here is what...
  • The voting group that no one is talking about......

    11/03/2012 8:21:28 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 27 replies
    November 3, 2012 | Ted Andrews
    Call it the Evangelical vote or Value vote. I heard Rush talk about it a few days ago and an Evangelical in Ohio on FNC this morning. The Evangelical vote stayed home in 2008 but was back in full force in the 2010 mid-terms which were blow out wins for the GOP. Nothing has changed in 2012 and the Evangelicals are going to be deciding factors in many races nationwide. This is what Evangelicals have seen over the last few years. 1. Obama's assault on marriage, life and contraception 2. Obamacare (need I say more) 3. The attack on faith...