Why do Big Government RINOs like John Boehner and the comparably odious Peter King bark that Ted Cruz is Lucifer of worse? For the answer, we turn to rock solid conservative Tea Party Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), heard here on the Mark Levin show:
Needless to say, Lee’s impassioned defense of Cruz did not attract as much media attention as Boehner’s juvenile denunciation.
Via NewsBusters, on a tip from Torcer.
We all know that to associate Muslims with terrorism is Islamophobic, xenophobic, bigoted, narrow-minded, and even racist. Yet this would be a highly effective way to get most anyone to exercise:
On a tip from the Only Other Conservative in Seattle.
If delegates show courage, Trump’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party will be stopped. Likewise, socialist Bernie Sanders is failing in his bid to commandeer the Democrat Party. If both are kept off the ballot, millions of misguided supporters will be bitterly disappointed — unless the two populist progressives join forces and run together on the same third party ticket.
Red Alert Politics observes that Trump and Sanders are virtually identical on a range of important issues, including trade, foreign policy, taxation, government financing college, and most damaging of all, protecting the massive Welfare State as it continues to metastasize.
Both Trump and Sanders appeal to disaffected, poorly informed people who feel that they are losers and that the government ought to coercively do something about it. The two together could unite that unfortunately large demographic:
Sanders is strong where Trump is weak: millennials and women. Trump is strong where Sanders is weak: older, white people. … Their combined bases would be huge — or “yuge” as they both say.
As has been noted here previously, Trump and Sanders are basically the same product in different packaging. Even Trump has a hard time distinguishing between himself and Sanders. Like Sanders, Trump is a creature of the left, as his background, his Big Government solutions, and his Code Pink rhetoric confirm. He fits far better with Bernie than he does with the GOP.
As for getting on the ballot, all they need to do is hijack a third party, which would likely be far easier than hijacking the Republican and Democrat parties.
Nightmarish as this scenario sounds, at least it would restore the GOP as a viable party, united around conservative principles and purged of those who oppose them.
On tips from Torcer.
Project Veritas demonstrates what the progressive jihad to transgenderize bathrooms means for privacy in the bathroom even in North Carolina, which has been theatrically denounced by moonbats like Bruce Springsteen and Michael Moore for putting up resistance:
Rejoice, sex fiends of heterosexual varieties. You won’t even have to dress up in women’s clothes to catch yourself an eyeful — or a cameraful.
On a tip from Alphamail.
Passed along by Dan F.
It is unlikely that Trump’s stratospheric unfavorable numbers among women will improve in the near future, considering that he has been implicated in convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s little girl rape club, and is noisily boasting about his endorsement by a convicted rapist.
Here is what the Donald has said about his buddy Epstein, who has reportedly provided rich and powerful members of the elite with sexual access to underage girls:
“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump booms from a speakerphone. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
Some social life. Now there are allegations that Trump has enjoyed it too:
Donald Trump has denied claims he raped a woman when she was a teenager.
The Republican front-runner has been accused of attacking the alleged victim with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Alleged victim Kate Johnson is suing for $100 million. The trial may do even less than his Trump University fraud trial to rehabilitate his image, which currently is that of a sleazy lowlife hustler.
Speaking of lowlifes, Trump has been bragging on the campaign trail in Indiana about his endorsement by Mike Tyson. Tyson has the face of genocidal communist dictator Mao Zedong tattooed on his arm, and communist executioner Che Guevara on his abdomen, so he obviously finds unsavory authoritarians appealing. More to the point, he served 3 years for rape right there in Indiana.
Trump defended Tyson even after his conviction, claiming the brute had been “railroaded.”
Here’s an interesting coincidence: left-wing lawyer Alan Dershowitz unsuccessfully defended Tyson against the rape charge. Like Trump, Dershowitz can be found in Epstein’s little black book.
Carly Fiorina responds to the pride Trump takes in the Tyson endorsement:
— POLITICO (@politico) April 29, 2016
Stay tuned for worse. If Trump gets the nomination, the onslaught of sleaze released by Shrillary’s oppo research people will be like a perpetual explosion at a sewage treatment plant. There is a price to be paid for selecting candidates from out of the tabloids.
On tips from ComradeJ and Torcer.
Freedom of speech is not highly regarded on college campuses these days. It can’t hold a candle to obsequious dhimmitude at a place like Rutgers:
The April 5, 2016 issue of The Gleaner, the student paper of Rutgers University–Camden, published a cartoon of Muhammad, Buddha and Jesus in a bar. Its content, however, cannot be known at this point, because at the behest of Muslims on campus, and in a case fraught with implications for the health of the freedom of speech today, the entire issue has been deep-sixed.
Two weeks after the cartoon was published, the April 19 issue of The Gleaner contained a letter from the Muslim Brotherhood campus group, the Muslim Students Association, saying that it found the image offensive and asking The Gleaner to remove the image from the April 5 issue and circulate a new edition of that issue without it.
The Islamic crybullies demanded that our fundamental, constitutionally protected right to express ourselves be sacrificed on the altar of “diversity.” As usual, authorities scrambled to comply.
Who knows what the MSA will decide to be offended by next? Implicit in Islamic crybullying is the threat of violence; Europeans have been murdered over innocuous Mohammad cartoons.
Meanwhile, also at Rutgers, this was recently displayed as “art”:
Eventually it was removed, although not explicitly for its finger-in-the-eye obnoxiousness, which obviously goes far beyond depicting Mohammad in violation of Islamic law:
The piece, which shows a figure of a crucified Jesus stabbed with four darts, was part of an exhibit in the Art Library on Voorhees Mall in the heart of the New Brunswick campus.
Following a barrage of blowback,
[Last] Thursday, campus officials removed the art piece from a prominent spot hanging on a wall near the circulation desk, library officials said. Instead, the piece was moved to the other side of the room and placed on its side on the lower shelf of a glass exhibit case with other art pieces.
By Thursday afternoon, a library spokeswoman said the piece was taken out of the exhibit entirely.
“The artwork in question was removed from the exhibit because it did not meet Rutgers University Libraries policy, which requires art exhibitions and their pieces to be based on university events, curricular offerings and topics of interest to the university community,” said Jessica Pellien, director of communications at Rutgers University Libraries.
Consider the likelihood of a Mohammad dartboard being displayed in a university library. Of course, there are differences: (1) the liberals in charge of most everything revere Islamists and loathe Christians, and (2) Christians don’t typically respond to offenses by murdering people.
Reckless media hacks have all but coronated Donald Trump as the Republican nominee. Fortunately, the selection is not up to Bill O’Reilly or Eric Bolling. Nor is it up to the angry, ill-informed, and easily manipulated mob that cable news has been exploiting for ratings.
Like the federal government established by the Constitution, the process of selecting a nominee is republican, not democratic. Informed representatives are elected to make the decisions. This safety measure prevents a profoundly unsuitable candidate from being chosen who would wreak havoc on the party and, if God forbid he were actually elected, the entire nation.
Even if the media soon whoops that Trump has the magic number of 1,237 delegates, this will only mean he has won the nomination if delegates who are aware that Trump is absolutely unacceptable prove to be weak, cowardly, and irresponsible. From an interesting piece by Kimberley Strassel:
The GOP is a collection of 50 state parties. Each gets a voice in choosing who the national party nominates for president. In long-standing deference to states’ rights (a concept conservatives are supposed to revere), the state parties have total control over how they pick delegates to the national convention.
Some states, like Colorado, still do this purely the old-fashioned way. Republicans meet at the precinct level, at the district level, and at the state level, and vote for delegates who will speak for them. This isn’t a “rigged” system, but representative democracy.
Other states think it useful to canvas wider views. They hold what the media call primaries, but what are technically “presidential preference polls.” (Note those words.) In many states, the results of these polls are supposed to bind “delegates” to candidates at the national convention.
Only here’s the rub: Even states with primaries still go through an independent process to elect the actual people who will serve as delegates. The Republicans at these events can still choose whomever they want. And they aren’t electing delegates who personally support Mr. Trump.
Numerous traits make it likely that Ted Cruz would be an excellent president; he is hard working, politically sophisticated, organized, prone to play chess while his opponents play checkers, able to delegate crucial responsibilities to other highly competent people, and most importantly, indisputably committed to conservative principles. All of these characteristics have been on graphic display as Cruz runs circles around the lazy, ignorant, unprincipled, and inept Trump regarding the ground game that may in the end determine who gets the support of the delegates.
Conventions around the country have been selecting delegates who favor Cruz.
While some attendees at these events are “the establishment”—party officials and operatives—many more are intensely committed GOP activists. These are the people who brought you the tea party, the rebels in the U.S. House, and the cheers for government shutdown.
They are not people who want the nominee to be a liberal temporarily masquerading as a tasteless caricature of a right-winger in order to hijack the GOP for his own self-aggrandizing purposes.
They are into principle and ideology—and that is Mr. Trump’s problem. Sources suggest to me that of the 950 “Trump” delegates, as many as half despise the former reality-TV star. Meaning that of the 2,472 delegates slated for Cleveland, maybe one-quarter currently want him as the nominee.
But aren’t his delegates “pledged” to vote for him on the first ballot, regardless? A vocal—and growing—faction of delegates is saying they are not. A ringleader is Curly Haugland, an unbound delegate from North Dakota, and a longtime member of the GOP’s rules committee. In an open letter in March, he argued that there was only one convention in history (1976) in which GOP delegates were “bound,” and that this requirement was rescinded in 1980. He says delegates can vote their conscience.
That spells bad news for the Donald, which is why he keeps trying to undermine the process by yelping about the system being “rigged,” and why his Trumpaloompas continue to threaten delegates with violence.
With razor-tight margins, it wouldn’t take much to upturn the convention—even if Mr. Trump does get 1,237 “pledged” delegates. All it would take is a small (potentially very small) bloc of Trump delegates to defect—or simply abstain—that first round. The outrage from Trump supporters would be huge. Then again, many delegates have concluded that outrage from one side or another is inevitable. So pick your poison.
Trump and his henchman Roger Stone have characteristically resorted to intimidation by effectively calling for riots if he doesn’t prevail in Cleveland. Let the Trumpsters throw their tantrum. That will reveal Trumpism for what it is: a herd of cud-chewing cattle stampeded by fascist thugs.
The America defined in the Constitution did not last this long by rolling over for thugs.
The police have months to prepare. If we could defend Europe from Nazis, we can defend Cleveland.
On tips from Kevin R and Torcer.
These days we have drug fiends, wife-beaters, wimps, traitors, and perverts for role models. We used to have heroes. But heroes were found to be “racist”:
The California Assembly refused Thursday to honor actor John Wayne after a sharp debate in which he was accused of being a racist.
Assembly Concurrent Resolution 137, which would have declared May 26 – his birthday – as “John Wayne Day,” garnered just 35 votes, six short of the required majority, while 20 members voted against the measure and 25 members refused to vote.
The division was largely along partisan lines, although several Democrats joined minority Republicans in voting for the Wayne resolution, which was offered by Assemblyman Matthew Harper, R-Huntington Beach and had been approved unanimously by the Assembly Rules Committee three days earlier.
Despite his role in helping Vietnamese refugees resettle in Orange County after Democrats turned Southeast Asia over to genocidal communist maniacs, several black and Hispanic assembly members proclaimed him to be “racist” — most likely because he personified a healthier America that they hate and are in the process of eradicating.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, also complained that in Wayne’s Western movies, “there was a lot of slaughtering of Native Americans…” and that he personally sanctioned white occupation of Indian lands.
Why not just skip to the chase and abolish the USA? Why do progressives have to flush it down the toilet by these excruciating increments?
On a tip from Byron.
One is a left-wing real estate mogul and “reality” program star who is running for president as a cross between a moonbat and a fascist. The other is a snack food that leaves possibly toxic fluorescent orange dust on everything that comes within its vicinity. Both are beloved by millions of compulsive television viewers. But which is which?
If you go by the cheesiness factor, they cannot be distinguished one from the other.
Displacing the West’s population with Muslims from the Third World is an expensive prospect:
When a devout Muslim couple left Afghanistan to pursue Western life in Austria, the immigration board approved asylum status for them and their 9 children, aging from 5 to 20 years old. The pair soon claimed disability and began receiving $6,406.45 each month in welfare, according to Kronen Zeitung. Now, they’re planning on increasing their monthly benefits the best way they know how.
Austrian online newspaper The Local reports that the couple is requesting In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment so that they can have at least one more child on the taxpayer dime. The woman, who is now 44 according to her identification documents, wants a larger family but is struggling to become pregnant at her age.
If their request is accepted, health services would pay up to 70 percent of the costs, including hospital stay, blood tests, sperm tests, ultrasounds, and various gynecological visits. The pair was informed that the woman’s age and physical state would limit the chance of success, but the couple wasn’t backing down from pursuing the expensive treatment.
Why are they so adamant, when they already have nine children? Because more kids means more benefits. The family’s work-free yearly salary already comes to $76,877.40. But when it comes to free money, how could there ever be enough?
On a tip from JusttheTipHQ.
North Carolina State University is getting sued in federal court for a policy employed to gag Christians:
Grace Christian Life, a registered student group at NC State, filed suit over a policy requiring a permit for any kind of student speech or communication anywhere on campus – including religious speech.
In September 2015, the student group was told that without a permit, they must stop approaching other students inside the student union to engage in religious discussions or invite them to attend group events.
As usual with tyrannical restrictions, it is selectively enforced. The evident purpose of this one is to prevent evangelical Christians from proselytizing.
“The University has not restricted the ability of other students and student groups to engage in expressive activity,” the lawsuit states. “Grace has witnessed other students, student groups and off-campus groups handing out literature either without a permit or outside of the area reserved by their table permit.” …
NC State’s rules were so draconian that the Christians were not even allowed to step from behind their table in the student union.
“Colleges are supposed to be places where ideas are freely shared – not gagged,” Grace Christian Life President Hannalee Alrutz told [Todd Starnes]. “The only permit a student needs to speak on campus is the First Amendment.”
Considering that the university is funded by the government, you would certainly think so — except that the Constitution is also selectively enforced.
On a tip from Steve A.
Compliments of Stormfax.
Now that we live in upside-down world, where the leading Republican candidate is a barking moonbat cut of Code Pink cloth, anything is possible — even Think Progress getting something right. They are on the mark when they suggest that before handing the Donald the launch codes, we watch him discuss how his nuclear deterrence policy applies to nuclear-armed, Islamic, and perennially unstable Pakistan:
A detailed analysis of Mr. Trump’s remarks:
It should be noted that Trump has recently encouraged nuclear proliferation in Asia. He has floated the possibility of using nuclear weapons in the Middle East, and even refused to rule out using them in Europe. He has also toyed with the idea of declaring war on China, which has a massive nuclear arsenal. He has named himself as his own primary foreign policy consultant, on the grounds that he has “a very good brain” and has “said a lot of things.” During his supposedly serious foreign policy speech yesterday, he doubled down on unpredictability as a centerpiece of his approach.
If #NeverTrump doesn’t make sense to you yet, you must have a really nice fallout shelter.
On a tip from Torcer.
One advantage of Big Government is that those who end up atop it have vast power to persecute the targets of their personal vendettas — as in the case of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who indulged his dislike of Uber by having the city government enlist sex offenders as drivers:
On a tip from ScrewyPuppy.
This fall, Halloween will be scarier than ever, thanks to terrifyingly realistic masks of Big Government authoritarians who have been menacing the country:
On a tip from J.
As America is fundamentally transformed, updates to the Newspeak dictionary come fast and furious:
The Justice Department announced a plan to throw $1.75 million at young criminals in hopes that they don’t become adult criminals. But you’d never know that given the linguistic fog the DOJ has conjured up.
A press release issued earlier this week describes a new $1.75 million grant program as designed “to help young people involved in the justice system find jobs and housing.”
Wait, you ask, if these young people are “involved” in the justice system, doesn’t that mean they already have jobs? Like, say, as a trainee in the dispatcher’s office, or a desk clerk in the attorney general’s office, or maybe a janitor at the local courthouse?
There you see the confusion that can result from not keeping your Newspeak dictionary up to date. “Justice-involved youth” has replaced the more precise and therefore disfavored term “young criminal.”
On tips from Byron and Torcer.