tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-48474981141491274232016-04-30T02:09:12.088-07:00Sick BiasSAVING AMERICA ARMED WITH TRUTHSick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.comBlogger1046125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-67708860433769808542016-04-30T02:09:00.001-07:002016-04-30T02:09:12.112-07:00In rural Ohio, a call to 'arm yourself'<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.chillicothegazette.com">www.chillicothegazette.com</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/1f09e923840101161536083480b3aaa25e91bbe9/c=0-0-2641-3522&r=537&c=0-0-534-712/local/-/media/2016/04/22/OHGroup/Chillicothe/635969444894941977-uscpcent02-6per4x6j44k1eo79t337-original.jpg">Buy Photo</p><p dir="ltr">Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader speaks during a press conference Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Village of Piketon Gove.rnment Center.(Photo: Jess Grimm/Chillicothe Gazette, Jess Grimm/Chillicothe Gazette)Buy Photo</p><p dir="ltr">PIKETON, Ohio &#8212;&#160;"If you are fearful, arm yourself.&#160;If you feel you need to protect yourself or your family, do so."</p><p dir="ltr">Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader's&#160;Sunday comments to his county's residents may have caused a collective raising of an eyebrow from&#160;the audience&#160;following last Friday's&#160;mass killing from afar. Locally, however, it wasn't&#160;considered a gaffe&#160;or even the first time a high-ranking Pike County official said or did something curious regarding firearms.</p><p dir="ltr">The Appalachian hills of Pike County and neighboring Adams, Scioto and Ross counties are home to many hunters and gun enthusiasts. The rural surroundings and dense forests make for a suitable, and arguably safer, setting for firearm buffs.</p><p dir="ltr">"I think a lot of people have experience with guns here because they hunt from an early age," said Michael&#160;Crabtree, a commissioner of neighboring Scioto County. "Many people I grew up with were introduced to guns at a young age. They would hunt groundhog, squirrel or venison and at the end of the day, the stuff you'd hunt would be on the dinner table."</p><p dir="ltr">Crabtree, like many residents of the four aforementioned counties, has a concealed carry permit and a nearly lifelong connection with guns.</p><p dir="ltr">"When I was a kid, our dad taught us how to use guns and the different safety practices of gun ownership," Crabtree said. "We didn't have the problems we have now. It was a different life. When people went to town, they left the doors unlocked."</p><p dir="ltr">The events on Union Hill Road a week ago and a Jan. 4 unsolved double homicide in Minford, a town of 693 in Crabtree's Scioto County,&#160;have given rise to his caution.</p><p dir="ltr">"I'm not going to allow someone to do bodily harm to me or my wife," he said.</p><p dir="ltr">Arkoe Outdoors, an outdoor supply and firearm store&#160;less than four miles from the scene of last Friday's shootings, has seen an uptick in calls despite it not being&#160;hunting season.&#160;Pike County gun stores are seeing and hearing from residents sharing&#160;Crabtree's concern.</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/16ff58049c5f40e564dab75e34605b14e2b7631c/c=326-0-2162-2448&r=183&c=0-0-180-240/local/-/media/2016/04/28/OHGroup/Chillicothe/635974651387460662-IMG-1046.JPG"></p><p dir="ltr">Arkoe Outdoors in Pike County. The outdoor supplier and gun shop is less than four miles from the scene of the April 22 mass shooting.&#160;(Photo: The Enquirer/Jeremy Fugleberg)</p><p dir="ltr">"We've had much more calls despite only being open a few days a week," said Danny Waulk, an employee of the store. "People seem much more concerned."</p><p dir="ltr">Williams Gun Shop, a custom work and service store&#160;outside Waverly, has also heard from customers following the eight shooting deaths a week ago.</p><p dir="ltr">"These days everyone's got an opinion, but the general conversation is much more concerned.&#160;The tone has changed," said Wes Williams, an employee of the store for 30 years. "There's nothing compared to this. When it's this close to home, it's different."</p><p dir="ltr">In Pike County, 1,515 concealed carry permits were issued from 2011 through 2015, according to data from the Ohio Attorney General's Office. In that same period, 348 permits were renewed. Neighboring Adams County saw 930 permits issues and 630 renewed.</p><p dir="ltr">Ross County had 2,177 permits issued and 1,142 renewed.&#160;Scioto County saw 3,498 permits issued and 2,242 renewed in that same window.</p><p dir="ltr">Combined, the population of those four counties is approximately 212,500 people, according&#160;to the latest census data.</p><p dir="ltr">When compared to Warren County in suburban Cincinnati, which has a population of 219,169 and is considered one of the more conservative counties in the state, residents of this four-county Appalachian region are far more likely to have&#160;a gun strapped to their hip or elsewhere.</p><p dir="ltr">In that same 5-year window, Warren County had 6,748 concealed carry permits&#160;issued and 4,172 renewed. The four-county group? A total of 8,120 permits&#160;issued and 4,363&#160;renewed.</p><p dir="ltr">Portsmouth, a city of a little more than 20,000 people and the&#160;seat of Scioto County, is&#160;<a href="http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2016/04/27/expert-pike-pot-link-mexican-cartels-unlikely/83594226/">emblematic of Appalachia in more ways</a>&#160;than just firearms.</p><p dir="ltr">With guns in this region, it's all a matter context, Portsmouth City Councilman Kevin W. Johnson said.</p><p dir="ltr">"Hunting vs. simple possession of a firearm a little different," Johnson said. "It's a matter of pride here. Your introduction to guns at a younger age is the same sort of thing as a kid first getting a license to drive."</p><p dir="ltr">In 2012, following a jury returning a verdict of not guilty to a man accused of several charges stemming from a home invasion, current Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk returned a gun to its owner who had used it to kill one of the home invaders.</p><p dir="ltr">Matt Nichols used a Winchester rifle to kill Thomas Price after he broke into Nichols' home, the Pike County Sheriff's Office and prosecutors said. After the man who prosecutors said assisted Price in the home invasion was found not guilty, Junk returned the rifle to Nichols before he left the courthouse.</p><p dir="ltr">"I fear for Matt Nichols' safety," Junk told the Chillicothe Gazette at the time. "It worries me because he didn't do anything wrong. He didn't do the investigation, and he's the one suffering for it."</p><p dir="ltr">Nichols testified during the case that the men had brandished a gun at him, struck him in the head and threatened to kill him, the Gazette reported.</p><p dir="ltr">"I wanted to make sure he had that before he left the courthouse," Junk said of the gun.</p><p dir="ltr">Still, there are reservations about the advice Reader delivered to Pike County residents in front of the national media on Sunday.</p><p dir="ltr">"How you protect your family is a personal choice," Crabtree said. "A lot of people are giving the Pike County Sheriff negative press, but if they were personally affected by this tragedy, they might have a different opinion."</p><p dir="ltr">Portsmouth council member Johnson said he would have taken a different approach to assuaging the fears of area residents.</p><p dir="ltr">"My initial reaction is that the statement is a projection of fear and a reinforcement," Johnson said. "I regret that he felt the need to say something like that given everything that has been released&#160;to the public about the crime. Were I in his shoes, I would not have tried to exacerbate&#160;the fear that exists in the&#160;community.&#160;In&#160;fact, I&#160;would have done the opposite and done everything I could to tamp it down."</p><p dir="ltr">Gannett Ohio reporter Jona Ison contributed to this report.</p><p dir="ltr">Read or Share this story: http://ohne.ws/26yMuFS</p><p dir="ltr">COMMENTS</p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-44067336508466665092016-04-30T00:46:00.001-07:002016-04-30T00:46:14.680-07:00Daily Mail: ‘Clinton Cash’ Film Explodes into Campaign<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/Clinton-Cash-Poster-640x480.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/breitbart-news/">BREITBART NEWS</a>29 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/29/daily-mail-clinton-cash-film-explodes-campaign/#disqus_thread">209</a></p><p dir="ltr">advertisement</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3565772/Upcoming-film-features-blood-stained-cash-delve-Clinton-s-fundraising-charity-work.html"><b><i>From the Daily Mail Geoff Earle writes:</i></b></a></p><blockquote><p dir="ltr">The book that raked through the complex web of political, campaign fundraising, and political practices of Bill and Hillary Clinton last year and muddied Clinton&#8217;s presidential campaign launch is coming to the big screen just in time to cause Clinton trouble in the general election.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8216;Clinton Cash&#8217; is set to premiere the day before the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, and is based on the book by the same title by author Peter Schweizer.</p><p dir="ltr">Schweizer is joined by fellow producer Stephan K. Bannon of conservative outlet Breitbart news on the project.</p><p dir="ltr">A trailer for the film, which is directed by M.A. Taylor., features images of blood dripping down piles of cash, Bloomberg News reported.</p><p dir="ltr">The trailer kicks off with clip of Clinton complimenting foreign governments for &#8216;rooting out corruption&#8217; &#8211; even as Schweizer, who is interviewed as part of the film, says the Clintons &#8216;created a model for massive self enrichment that allows you to go into so-called pub service but get extremely rich at the same time.&#8217;</p><p dir="ltr">The book&#8217;s release in May prompted a series of investigations by major news outlets into the fundraising practices of the Clinton foundation, which had accepted major contributions from corporations and foreign governments.</p><p dir="ltr">It also probed hefty speaking fees earned by the Clintons from foreign and domestic corporations after Bill Clinton left the White House, the foundation&#8217;s charity work, and Clinton&#8217;s time at the State Department.<br></p></blockquote><p dir="ltr"><br><b><i>You can read the rest of the story&#160;</i></b><b><i><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3565772/Upcoming-film-features-blood-stained-cash-delve-Clinton-s-fundraising-charity-work.html">here</a></i></b><b><i>.</i></b></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/">Big Hollywood</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/">Big Journalism</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/hillary-clinton/">Hillary Clinton</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/bill-clinton/">Bill Clinton</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/clinton-cash/">Clinton Cash</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/peter-schweizer/">Peter Schweizer</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/stephan-k-bannon/">Stephan K. Bannon</a><br></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-65738041107433871232016-04-28T22:17:00.001-07:002016-04-28T22:17:47.819-07:00Dear #NeverTrump: It’s Time To Get Behind Daddy<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/ChAuWodW0AAOZYT.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">Styling by $later</p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/milo-yiannopoulos/">MILO</a>27 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/04/27/dear-nevertrump-time-get-behind-daddy/#disqus_thread">3,132</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>After his stunning victories in the north-eastern primaries, Donald Trump needs less than 300 more delegates to secure the Republican nomination.&#160;So, #NeverTrump haters and losers &#8212; it&#8217;s time we had a little talk.</b></p><p dir="ltr">Now, I know Trump and&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/29/an-establishment-conservatives-guide-to-the-alt-right/">the alt-right</a>&#160;hurt your feelings by relentlessly undermining the anointed heir to the Royal House of Bush, as well as that&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/15/i-think-i-know-whats-up-with-marco-rubio/">flamboyant, permanently dehydrated ADHD junkie from Florida,</a>&#160;but it&#8217;s time to let bygones be bygones.</p><p dir="ltr">So, by all means spend a few days in a safe space blowing bubbles and eating oatmeal raisin cookies like your feminist compatriots to recover, but after that it&#8217;ll be time to face reality: Trump is going to be your party&#8217;s nominee.</p><p dir="ltr">It&#8217;s not so bad, honestly. If you get behind Trump fast enough, your betrayed base might forget comments like&#160;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/16/we-choose-the-nominee-not-the-voters-senior-gop-official.html">&#8220;we decide the nominee, not the voters.&#8221;</a></p><p dir="ltr">Those weren&#8217;t just any old voters you were alienating, by the way. They include the next generation of conservative firebrands, who are currently gravitating to Trump, the alt-right, and me. Unlike most right-wing writers, my biggest demographic is 18-34 year olds. Your supporters will be dead or retired in ten years. Ours won&#8217;t.</p><p dir="ltr">It&#8217;s pretty simple, really. Either you want your party and movement to die, or you don&#8217;t.</p><p dir="ltr">Past GOP presidents, love them or hate them, have been iconoclasts and men of great charisma &#8212; not charm, necessarily, but strong personalities who take great risks. Mitt Romney didn&#8217;t lose&#160;elections because he was too sexist or racist &#8212; a lie internalised by a shocking number of establishment conservatives. He lost because he&#8217;s a robotic, unlikable bore with ideas that resemble the folks who want to ship Americans&#8217; jobs overseas.</p><p dir="ltr">And let&#8217;s not forget, Trump has promised to become more &#8220;presidential&#8221; if he gets the nomination. You might even persuade him to adopt some toned-down, establishment-approved, Romneyesque slogans. Here are some ideas:</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Make America Slightly Better Again&#8221;&#8220;Not Completely Forthright Ted&#8221;&#8220;Less Than Perfectly Honest Hillary&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Some other potential compromises:</p><p dir="ltr">We&#8217;ll call it a fence not a wall&#8230; and it only goes up 10 inches instead of 10 feet every time Mexicans insult itWe&#8217;ll agree some illegal gang members are great people and just &#8220;lost souls&#8221;We&#8217;ll lower the trade imbalance with China but not boast about it<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/10/carrier-cuts-1400-indianapolis-jobs-moves-to-mexico/">Carrier</a>&#160;will only pay 29.9% tax not 30%</p><p dir="ltr">What else can we do to heal the conservative movement&#8217;s wounds? Trump could promise that&#160;Ben Shapiro will never hear another height joke, and will be made ambassador to the Pygmies who will make him feel like a giant. Michelle Fields will be Secretary of the Creative Arts, a new cabinet level position. Trump could also pass a law that for every cabinet level appointment there is a special gravy job held specifically for a Bush, a Romney, or a member of the Saudi royal family.</p><p dir="ltr">And come on guys. I know you&#8217;re fond of screwing people over cigars in dusty backrooms, but wouldn&#8217;t it be way better to smoke Trump cigars at the luxurious&#160; Mar-a-Lago&#8217; resort, instead of the backroom of the Bush clan&#8217;s favorite Masonic lodge in Possum Gulch, Texas?</p><p dir="ltr">The GOP establishment are keen on flooding the country with cheap workers. Backing Trump just means your party will be flooded with cheap voters &#8212; you don&#8217;t have to bribe them this time; Trump will make them come for free! And they aren&#8217;t even Mexican gang members &#8212; just disgruntled blue-collar Democrats and independents.</p><p dir="ltr">You own the beltway, and you&#8217;ll always own the beltway. So why not come together with the unwashed masses, behind Trump? Don&#8217;t forget, you need the base to keep funding your lavish lifestyles.</p><p dir="ltr">Look, the Inner Party of Oceania in 1984, which you&#8217;ve modelled yourself on so well, was adept at the idea of doublethink. It&#8217;s perfectly acceptable to both hate Trump and tell the proles to vote for him.&#160;&#160; Stop letting the hate cloud your vision and act in your own best interest, like you normally do.</p><p dir="ltr">And really, who else would you run instead?</p><p dir="ltr">Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)</p><p dir="ltr">56%</p><p dir="ltr">&#8217;s baby blues would fill with tears when he inevitably loses on the national stage. Besides, you need him in congress to ram through TPP and amnesty bills, don&#8217;t you?</p><p dir="ltr">Romney again? He&#8217;s so nice to the bad guys he&#8217;s an easy choice, but doesn&#8217;t running a Mormon again hurt the&#160;&#8220;Islam is the future&#8221; globalist agenda?</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)</p><p dir="ltr">37%</p><p dir="ltr">? The poor man&#8217;s already survived torture once &#8212; don&#8217;t put him through another failed presidential bid.</p><p dir="ltr">Some of you are convinced that Trump will lose to Hillary, hence your support for the eminently electable&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">&#160;and charismatic people&#8217;s champion Jeb Bush. And it&#8217;s true that Hillary currently beats Trump in the polls. But Trump hasn&#8217;t even started exposing all the skeletons in her closet yet &#8212; assuming the FBI don&#8217;t get there first. Remember, this time last year, Jeb Bush was&#160;ahead in the polls. Look how that turned out!</p><p dir="ltr">Oh, sorry, I shouldn&#8217;t have reminded you. Here, have a box of tissues.</p><p dir="ltr">Sure, you may not like Trump, but is he worse than Hillary? Are you&#160;<i>really</i>&#160;going to walk down to your polling station, vote for the Republican candidate for Senator and Congressman, and then leave the Presidential ballot empty? Would you really let another Clinton romp into the White House?</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/apr/24/us-election-trump-clinton-koch-brothers-sanders-live">Well, Charles Koch&#160;has suggested he might do more than that. He might come out and support Clinton wholeheartedly.</a>&#160;I&#8217;m sure a few&#160;other establishment die-hards entertain similar thoughts. And let&#8217;s be clear: when they do, they ought to be cast out of the conservative movement.</p><p dir="ltr">Never has a candidate with this much promise faced this much opposition. Trump offers everything conservatives have been complaining about for decades: a secure border, improved trade, and an America restored to its rightful place in the world. That is, the top. The best. The greatest. Number one. And the polls will say so!</p><p dir="ltr">Trump speaks for the kind of conservative voters that the GOP takes for granted at every election, offering lofty promises that they promptly break. He&#8217;s high-energy. You&#8217;re damp squibs. It&#8217;s time to fall in line behind the patriarch and see what happens.</p><p dir="ltr">Your&#160;voters have had enough of being lied to, and this time, they&#8217;re going to get what they want. You may hate them, but remember &#8212; you need them more than they need you.</p><p dir="ltr">Because, having thrown almost 1,000 delegates to Daddy, it&#8217;s pretty clear that they, not you, are the Republican Party.</p><p dir="ltr"><i><i>Follow&#160;</i></i><i><i><a href="https://twitter.com/Nero">Milo Yiannopoulos (@Nero)</a></i></i><i><i>&#160;on Twitter&#160;</i></i><i><i><a href="https://www.facebook.com/myiannopoulos">and Facebook</a></i></i><i><i>.&#160;Android users can download&#160;</i></i><i><i><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.cesarbrie.miloalert&hl=en">Milo Alert!</a></i></i><i><i>&#160;to be notified about&#160;new articles&#160;when&#160;they are published. H</i></i><i>ear him every Friday&#160;on&#160;</i><i><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/25/i-just-launched-the-best-podcast-ever-you-guys/">The Milo Yiannopoulos Show</a></i><i>. Write to Milo at</i><i><a href="mailto:milo@breitbart.com">milo@breitbart.com</a></i><i>.</i></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tech/">Tech</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/milo-yiannopoulos/">Milo Yiannopoulos</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/milo/">Milo</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/nevertrump/">nevertrump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/cuckservatives/">cuckservatives</a><br></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-46530505563787276542016-04-28T19:49:00.001-07:002016-04-28T19:49:25.064-07:00ABC News Bumps Donald Trump Delegate Count to 996<p dir="ltr">NYT ALSO CONFIRMS THE DELEGATE COUNT</p><p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/GettyImages-525136768-640x480.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">John Sommers II/Getty Images</p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/ezra-dulis/">EZRA DULIS</a>28 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/28/abc-news-bumps-donald-trump-delegate-count-996/#disqus_thread">2,100</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>ABC News has updated its estimate of the current delegate totals in the Republican presidential primary, putting Donald Trump closer to the nomination than first thought after Tuesday night&#8217;s sweep of five states.</b></p><p dir="ltr">Reporter Ryan Struyk said on Twitter that the new numbers came from calls placed to every unbound delegate to gauge their support for Trump plus rivals&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">&#160;and John Kasich.</p><p dir="ltr">This leaves only 241 more delegates from Trump to win in the primary&#8217;s remaining contests: Indiana (where 57 are up for grabs), Nebraska (36), West Virginia (34), Oregon (28), Washington (44), California (172), Montana (27), New Jersey (51), New Mexico (24), and South Dakota (29). Figures&#160;from Tuesday night &#8212; counting only the delegates automatically pledged thanks to Mr. Trump&#8217;s election victories &#8212; put him around 288 delegates away from 1,237.</p><p dir="ltr">While Struyk has not yet posted an article on this development, the ABC News&#160;<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Election">election coverage home page</a>&#160;already shows the updated figures.</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/abc-news-delegates.jpg"><a href="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/abc-news-delegates.jpg"></a></p><p dir="ltr">Earlier Thursday afternoon, Nate Cohn at the&#160;<i>New York Times</i>&#160;posted analysis with a<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/29/upshot/donald-trump-doesnt-need-indiana-anymore.html">similar conclusion</a>&#160;&#8212; that Trump has a path to the nomination even if he loses the Indiana primary.</p><blockquote><p dir="ltr">The main reason is Mr. Trump&#8217;s success on Tuesday among Pennsylvania&#8217;s 54 unpledged delegates. Even though none of them are officially bound to a candidate, 31 of the 54 spots went to delegates preferred by Mr. Trump. And before the election, others had said they would vote for the winner of their district (Mr. Trump won all of the state&#8217;s districts). My colleague Jeremy W. Peters&#160;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/28/us/politics/pennsylvania-delegates-donald-trump.html?smid=tw-share">reported</a>&#160;that Mr. Trump &#8220;appeared to have won about 40 of Pennsylvania&#8217;s 54 unbound delegates.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8230;</p><p dir="ltr">If he has indeed moved many of those delegates off the sideline and into his territory, it obviates the necessity for him to win Indiana, which is worth 57 delegates (30 delegates to the statewide winner and three delegates to the winner of each of nine congressional districts). He would still need a comfortable victory in California &#8212; enough to win about 130 of the state&#8217;s 172 delegates in the event of a loss in Indiana. He could bring that figure as low as 115 with good outcomes in West Virginia, Oregon, Washington and New Mexico, or with a few additional districts in Indiana.<br></p></blockquote><p dir="ltr"><br>Trump declared himself the &#8220;presumptive nominee&#8221; on Tuesday night but is still campaigning hard for Indiana&#8217;s voters. On Wednesday, former Indiana Hoosiers coach Bob Knight endorsed Trump at an Evansville rally.</p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/">Big Government</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/ted-cruz/">Ted Cruz</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/john-kasich/">John Kasich</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/indiana-primary/">Indiana Primary</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/delegate-count/">Delegate count</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-58834000623893388752016-04-28T17:59:00.001-07:002016-04-28T18:02:04.096-07:00Jewish Billionaire Leftist & Obama/Hillary MegaDonor Gives CRUZ 11 Million — to Stop Trump!<div dir="ltr"></div><div style="text-align: center;">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio <a href="http://iheart.smythradio.com/">iHeart.SmythRadio.com</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://facebook.com/SmythRadio" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://facebook.com/SmythRadio" target="_blank">Facebook.com/SmythRadio</a></div><br /><div dir="ltr"><br /></div><div dir="ltr"><a href="http://davidduke.com/jewish-billionaires-like-james-simons-donate-millions-clinton-cruz-stop-trump/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dr. Duke</a></div><div dir="ltr">APRIL 17, 2016 AT 11:59 PM</div><div dir="ltr"><b>Commentary —&nbsp;</b><i>If you needed any more evidence that in America the Zio-controlled governing party and the Zio-controlled opposition party are two sides of the same shekel, look no further. Jewish tribalist billionaire James Simons has given mega millions to leftist Democrats, Barack Obama and potential shiksa-in-chief Hillary Clinton. Recently&nbsp;Simons has given the&nbsp;huge amount of 11&nbsp;million dollars to a son of a preacher and part-time Bela Lugosi impersonator Ted Cruz in a desperate attempt to stop Trump!</i></div><div dir="ltr"><i>This should make it clear that Cruz is no outsider but the most connected insider possible. While Cruz rails against “NY values” &nbsp;he gets mega millions from the the New York elite, the same elite that are the biggest long-time supporters of the Likes of Obama and Hillary Clinton! Another interesting fact is that Simons is also a megadonor to Planned Parenthood, who hypocrite Cruz rails against. &nbsp;So Simons obviously has no worries about his millions of dollars being able to control Cruz, but he is deathly afraid of Donald Trump — What else do you need to know.</i></div><div dir="ltr">Here are some excerpts that have the facts on Simon’s billions of dollars to Cruz!</div><div dir="ltr"><a href="http://observer.com/2016/04/why-billionaires-like-james-simons-donate-millions-to-clinton-and-cruz/"><b>Why Billionaires Like James Simons Donate Millions to Clinton and Cruz</b></a></div><div dir="ltr"><b>America’s elite don’t support Establishment candidates because they’re passionate about campaign platforms</b></div><div dir="ltr">By&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/author/michael-sainato/">Michael Sainato</a>&nbsp;•&nbsp;04/17/16 10:00am</div><div dir="ltr"><img src="http://davidduke.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/james-simmons-graphic2.jpg" /></div><div dir="ltr">James Simons, director of Renaissance Technologies LLC.&nbsp;(Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)</div><div dir="ltr">Hillary Clinton’s supporters endlessly&nbsp;criticize&nbsp;Bernie Sanders for&nbsp;not being “a real” Democrat.</div><div dir="ltr">“I’m not even sure he is one,” the former first lady&nbsp;said in an&nbsp;<a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-questions-bernie-sanders-democrat-im/story?id=38194190">interview</a>&nbsp;via a<i>Politico</i>&nbsp;podcast. The&nbsp;attack is baseless and divisive, and with it Ms. Clinton and her supporters draw a line in the sand, telling Democrats who support Mr.&nbsp;Sanders: If you aren’t with us, you’re against us. In some ways, their argument is true. Mr.&nbsp;Sanders isn’t a true Democrat—he’s something much better.</div><div dir="ltr">Mr.&nbsp;Sanders’ campaign platform includes&nbsp;proposals and ideas Democrats have fought for over several&nbsp;decades, albeit incrementally.&nbsp;The reforms Mr.&nbsp;Sanders instills into mainstream conversations—issues like&nbsp;income inequality and the corruption and greed embedded in the American political system—have fallen by the wayside in recent years as both parties are beholden to special interests, rather than&nbsp;the greater public good.</div><div dir="ltr">Most politicians like Ms. Clinton and Jeb Bush spend their time courting deep-pockets, and in&nbsp;this election cycle the two candidates have shared&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/04/hillary-clinton-s-mega-donors-are-also-funding-jeb-bush.html">over 60 of the same wealthy donors</a>.&nbsp;<i>Time Magazine</i>&nbsp;<a href="http://time.com/3968470/hillary-clinton-jeb-bush-donors/">cited</a>&nbsp;one billionaire donating to Ms. Clinton, Mr. Bush&nbsp;<i>and</i>&nbsp;Senator Ted Cruz—who believes the country would be in good hands with any of the three&nbsp;as president. Goldman Sachs—whose&nbsp;CEO, Lloyd Blankfein,&nbsp;<a href="https://theintercept.com/2016/02/08/why-goldman-ceo-lloyd-blankfein-called-sanders-dangerous/">called</a>&nbsp;Mr.&nbsp;Sanders “dangerous”—also&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/goldman-sachs-contributions-2016-election-217962">donated</a>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00033085">Mr. Cruz</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/03/the-troubling-friendship-of-hillary-clinton-and-george-w-bush/">Mr. Bush</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/03/hillary-has-an-nsa-problem/">Ms. Clinton</a>.</div><div dir="ltr">Billionaires and millionaires aren’t supporting candidates like&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/03/no-shame-for-bill-and-hillary-entitlement-has-no-boundaries/">Ms. Clinton</a>&nbsp;and Mr.&nbsp;Cruz because they’re passionate&nbsp;about&nbsp;campaign platforms.&nbsp;Wealthy&nbsp;individuals&nbsp;contribute to campaigns because they know that, in order to keep large donations pouring&nbsp;in every year, candidates like Ms. Clinton and Mr. Cruz will return the&nbsp;favor. This cycle enables massive&nbsp;corporations and wealthy one-percenters to maximize their profits through tax evasion, outsourcing and government subsidies and tax breaks.</div><div dir="ltr">According to a&nbsp;<i><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/elections/election-2016-campaign-money-race.html?_r=0">New York Times</a></i><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/elections/election-2016-campaign-money-race.html?_r=0">&nbsp;analysis</a>&nbsp;that was&nbsp;last updated on April 5,&nbsp;Ms.&nbsp;Clinton has received $62.5 million in contributions from Super-PACs alone.&nbsp;Mr.&nbsp;Cruz—having received $56 million from Super-PACs—isn’t far behind.&nbsp;<i><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/100-billionaires-2016-campaign-finance-218862">Politico</a></i><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/100-billionaires-2016-campaign-finance-218862">’s list of the top 100 donors</a>&nbsp;in the 2016 presidential election show Ms.&nbsp;Clinton and Mr.&nbsp;Cruz leading&nbsp;the majority of donations from America’s elite.</div><div dir="ltr">Billionaire&nbsp;James Simons owns hedge funds&nbsp;<a href="http://www.famcap.com/articles/2015/7/23/top-single-family-office-hires-heavyweight">Euclidean Capital</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.insidermonkey.com/hedge-fund/renaissance+technologies/5/">Renaissance Technologies</a>. According to OpenSecrets.org, Euclidean Capital has donated&nbsp;<a href="https://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/contrib.php?cycle=2016&amp;id=N00033085&amp;type=f">over $3.5 million</a>&nbsp;to Ms.&nbsp;Clinton’s campaign and Renaissance Technologies has donated&nbsp;<a href="https://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/contrib.php?cycle=2016&amp;id=N00033085&amp;type=f">over $11 million&nbsp;</a>to Mr.&nbsp;Cruz’s campaign.<b>&nbsp;</b>Ms. Clinton and Mr. Cruz differ substantially on campaign platforms, but their refusal to challenge the status quo, and to network&nbsp;<i>with</i>&nbsp;federal lobbyists rather than against them, is what makes them similar.</div><div dir="ltr">This is why&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/02/if-sanders-loses-bernie-believers-will-take-the-dnc-down/">Mr. Sanders</a>&nbsp;is an infinitely better candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. His donor lists don’t&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/02/hillary-clinton-backed-major-republican-donors.html">mirror</a>&nbsp;those of the Republicans, and his campaign platform can’t&nbsp;be stripped down to provide concessions to federal lobbyists and special interests.</div><div dir="ltr">Bernie Sanders’ accountability is with the American people—many of whom have financed his campaign through small contributions. Citizens United is not a single issue—it permeates and corrupts every aspect of the political system.</div><div dir="ltr">The future of the&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/03/democrats-should-run-from-clinton-while-they-still-can/">Democratic Party</a>&nbsp;is at stake, and the Establishment&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/2015/11/hillarys-outpacing-of-endorsements-signals-the-game-may-be-rigged-in-her-favor/">support</a>&nbsp;for Hillary Clinton signifies&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/02/how-the-dnc-helps-clinton-buy-off-superdelegates/">a preference</a>&nbsp;for federal lobbyists and money&nbsp;<a href="http://observer.com/2016/03/bullying-voters-into-supporting-hillary-will-backfire-in-november/">over</a>fighting for working class and middle class interests.</div><div dir="ltr"><img src="http://cdn.printfriendly.com/pf-print-icon.gif" /><a href="http://davidduke.com/jewish-billionaires-like-james-simons-donate-millions-clinton-cruz-stop-trump/#"></a><a href="http://davidduke.com/jewish-billionaires-like-james-simons-donate-millions-clinton-cruz-stop-trump/#">Print&nbsp;</a><a href="http://davidduke.com/jewish-billionaires-like-james-simons-donate-millions-clinton-cruz-stop-trump/#"><img src="http://cdn.printfriendly.com/pf-pdf-icon.gif" /></a><a href="http://davidduke.com/jewish-billionaires-like-james-simons-donate-millions-clinton-cruz-stop-trump/#">PDF</a></div>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-16217077513315078442016-04-28T17:24:00.001-07:002016-04-28T17:24:30.596-07:00SIMPLY THE WORST=> Obama is First President Ever to Not See Single Year of 3% GDP<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.thegatewaypundit.com">www.thegatewaypundit.com</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/04/obama-vs-reagan-big-government-socialism-proves-to-be-as-disastrous-as-expected/">Obama&#8217;s just like Reagan</a>&#8230; Except when he isn&#8217;t.</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/obama-reagan1.jpg"><a href="http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/obama-reagan1.jpg"></a></p><p dir="ltr">The rate of real economic growth is the single&#160;<a href="http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2016/02/01/barack_obamas_sad_record_on_economic_growth_101987.html">greatest determinate</a>&#160;of both America&#8217;s strength as a nation and the well-being of the American people.</p><p dir="ltr">On Thursday the Commerce Department<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/u-s-economy-grew-in-first-quarter-at-slowest-pace-in-two-years">&#160;announced</a>&#160;that the US economy expanded at the&#160;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/u-s-economy-grew-in-first-quarter-at-slowest-pace-in-two-years">slowest pace in two years</a>. GDP growth rose at an anemic 0.5% rate after a paltry 1.4% fourth quarter advance.</p><p dir="ltr">Ronald Reagan brought&#160;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kylesmith/2014/09/11/sorry-obama-fans-reagan-did-better-on-jobs-and-growth/#67e8aeb23c92">annual real GDP growth</a>&#160;of 3.5%.Barack Obama will be lucky to average a 1.55% GDP growth rate.</p><p dir="ltr">This ranks Obama as the fourth worst presidency on record.Obama will be the only president in history that did not deliver a single year of 3.0% growth rate.</p><p dir="ltr">Barack Obama will be the only U.S. president in history that&#160;<a href="http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2016/02/01/barack_obamas_sad_record_on_economic_growth_101987.html">did not deliver</a>a single year of 3.0%+ economic growth.</p><p dir="ltr">According to Louis Woodhill, if the economy continues to perform below 2.67% GDP growth rate this year, President Barack Obama will leave office with the fourth worst economic record in US history.</p><p dir="ltr">Assuming 2.67% RGDP growth for 2016, Obama will leave office having produced an average of 1.55% growth. This would place his presidency fourth from the bottom of the list of 39*, above only those of Herbert Hoover (-5.65%), Andrew Johnson (-0.70%) and Theodore Roosevelt (1.41%)</p><p dir="ltr">COMMENTS</p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-85667122187790768282016-04-28T10:42:00.001-07:002016-04-28T10:42:32.619-07:00Donald Trump most primary votes in GOP history<p dir="ltr">Donald Trump could amass most primary votes in GOP history</p><p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=nypost.com">nypost.com</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/usa-election_trump-51.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1200"></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://nypost.com/tag/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a>&#160;will likely wind up winning the most primary votes of any GOP presidential candidate in modern history, the author of the influential<a href="http://editions.lib.umn.edu/smartpolitics/">Smart Politics</a>&#160;blog told The Post on Wednesday.</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://nypost.com/2016/04/26/hillary-trump-look-strong-as-primary-results-come-in/">After convincing victories in Tuesday&#8217;s primaries in five East Coast states</a>, Trump has roughly 10.1 million votes, about 200,000 more than Mitt Romney got during the entire 2012 primary campaign.</p><p dir="ltr">And with the primaries ahead &#8212; including in populous states such as California, New Jersey and Indiana &#8212; the former &#8220;Apprentice&#8221; &#173;reality-TV star should easily break the modern record of 10.8 million held by George W. Bush in 2000, according to blogger Eric Ostermeier, a political-science professor at the University of Minnesota.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;In an election cycle with a high Republican turnout, his numbers are rising, even more so now that there&#8217;s only three candidates&#8221; left in the GOP race, he said.</p><p dir="ltr">The reasons include a combination of Trump&#8217;s celebrity, media exposure and higher-than-usual interest in his over-the-top candidacy, Ostermeier said.</p><p dir="ltr">The numbers-crunching blogger uses figures compiled by Congressional Quarterly and differ from those compiled by other groups, some of which say Bush got as many as 12 million votes in the 2000 primaries.</p><p dir="ltr">But even if that were the case, Trump would still likely shatter the record.</p><p dir="ltr">The next big-state primaries include Indiana on May 3 and both California and New Jersey on June 7.</p><p dir="ltr">Meanwhile Wednesday night, Trump held a rally in Indianapolis, where former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight called him &#8220;the most prepared man in history to step in as president of the United States.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">COMMENTS</p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-86419038557993950642016-04-28T03:35:00.001-07:002016-04-28T03:36:45.951-07:00CRIZ JEALOUS AS HELL HE CANT ROLL LIKE MIC JAGGER..<p dir="ltr"></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Cruz: Trump Parachutes In Like Mick Jagger, Gives A Performance and Leaves</b><br></p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/pam-key/">PAM KEY</a>27 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/04/27/cruz-trump-parachutes-in-like-mick-jagger-gives-a-performance-and-leaves/#disqus_thread">291</a></p><p dir="ltr">Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">likened opponent Donald Trump to the Rolling Stones&#8217; Mick Jagger, arguing he likes to &#8220;show up at a football stadium, give some performance and then leave&#8221; at a press availability in Indianapolis, IN.</p><p dir="ltr">Cruz said, &#8220;The people of Indiana have good sense. The people of Indiana have good judgment. The people of Indiana I don&#8217;t believe are simply going to say Manhattan has spoken. Therefore, we must get behind a New York liberal. I don&#8217;t believe the people of Indiana want to do that. And I think anyone who wants to be elected president owes it to the voters to do what I&#8217;m doing here. Heidi and I, we are barnstorming the state. We are on a bus tour traveling the state to look voters in the eyes, to answer their questions, to show the humility to subject yourself to the scrutiny of Hoosiers. Donald Trump doesn&#8217;t like to do that. Donald Trump likes to parachute in like Mick Jagger show up at a football stadium, give some performance and then leave. Well, this country isn&#8217;t a reality show. And if Donald Trump thinks he&#8217;s too good to answer questions from the men and women of Indiana, that conveys something.</p><p dir="ltr">He continued, &#8220;It&#8217;s now been 48 days since the last Republican debate. 48 days. the Democrats have debated. Hillary Clinton and&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)</p><p dir="ltr">16%</p><p dir="ltr">have both demonstrated more humility than Donald Trump in that they have subjected themselves to the scrutiny of the voters. I believe the people of Indiana deserve a debate. I&#8217;ve accepted two debate invitations here in Indiana to be hosted here in Indiana to give Hoosiers the chance to compare. to make this choice. I think that is a simple act of respect to the voters. But it&#8217;s been 48 days. And I would note, by the way, every time there&#8217;s been a debate, whichever network has hosted it, has made millions of dollars. Has anyone noticed that even though the networks stand to lose millions of dollars by not having a debate, that the news is utterly silent on there being no debates? Have you noticed that, that FOX News, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, they stand to make millions and yet they do not say a word about the absence of debates. It almost makes you think the network executives are happy with Donald Trump being the front-runner and they know that in a debate he doesn&#8217;t have any answers to how you bring jobs back to America. He doesn&#8217;t have any answers as to how you keep this country safe. Since the network execs want Hillary Clinton to be the president, they&#8217;re perfectly happy not to have a debate, which would generate enormous revenue to them. At the end of the day, this is about the people of Indiana.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr"><i>Follow Pam Key On Twitter&#160;</i><i><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/">@pamkeyNEN</a></i></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/video/">Breitbart TV</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/ted-cruz/">Ted Cruz</a><br></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-49908130675212784512016-04-28T03:26:00.001-07:002016-04-28T03:27:32.017-07:00Dear #NeverTrump: It’s Time To Get Behind Daddy<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/ChAuWodW0AAOZYT.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">Styling by $later</p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/milo-yiannopoulos/">MILO</a>27 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/04/27/dear-nevertrump-time-get-behind-daddy/#disqus_thread">1,217</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>After his stunning victories in the north-eastern primaries, Donald Trump needs less than 300 more delegates to secure the Republican nomination.&#160;So, #NeverTrump haters and losers &#8212; it&#8217;s time we had a little talk.</b></p><p dir="ltr">Now, I know Trump and&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/29/an-establishment-conservatives-guide-to-the-alt-right/">the alt-right</a>&#160;hurt your feelings by relentlessly undermining the anointed heir to the Royal House of Bush, as well as that&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/15/i-think-i-know-whats-up-with-marco-rubio/">flamboyant, permanently dehydrated ADHD junkie from Florida,</a>&#160;but it&#8217;s time to let bygones be bygones.</p><p dir="ltr">So, by all means spend a few days in a safe space blowing bubbles and eating oatmeal raisin cookies like your feminist compatriots to recover, but after that it&#8217;ll be time to face reality: Trump is going to be your party&#8217;s nominee.</p><p dir="ltr">It&#8217;s not so bad, honestly. If you get behind Trump fast enough, your betrayed base might forget comments like&#160;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/16/we-choose-the-nominee-not-the-voters-senior-gop-official.html">&#8220;we decide the nominee, not the voters.&#8221;</a></p><p dir="ltr">Those weren&#8217;t just any old voters you were alienating, by the way. They include the next generation of conservative firebrands, who are currently gravitating to Trump, the alt-right, and me. Unlike most right-wing writers, my biggest demographic is 18-34 year olds. Your supporters will be dead or retired in ten years. Ours won&#8217;t.</p><p dir="ltr">It&#8217;s pretty simple, really. Either you want your party and movement to die, or you don&#8217;t.</p><p dir="ltr">Past GOP presidents, love them or hate them, have been iconoclasts and men of great charisma &#8212; not charm, necessarily, but strong personalities who take great risks. Mitt Romney didn&#8217;t lose&#160;elections because he was too sexist or racist &#8212; a lie internalised by a shocking number of establishment conservatives. He lost because he&#8217;s a robotic, unlikable bore with ideas that resemble the folks who want to ship Americans&#8217; jobs overseas.</p><p dir="ltr">And let&#8217;s not forget, Trump has promised to become more &#8220;presidential&#8221; if he gets the nomination. You might even persuade him to adopt some toned-down, establishment-approved, Romneyesque slogans. Here are some ideas:</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Make America Slightly Better Again&#8221;&#8220;Not Completely Forthright Ted&#8221;&#8220;Less Than Perfectly Honest Hillary&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Some other potential compromises:</p><p dir="ltr">We&#8217;ll call it a fence not a wall&#8230; and it only goes up 10 inches instead of 10 feet every time Mexicans insult itWe&#8217;ll agree some illegal gang members are great people and just &#8220;lost souls&#8221;We&#8217;ll lower the trade imbalance with China but not boast about it<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/10/carrier-cuts-1400-indianapolis-jobs-moves-to-mexico/">Carrier</a>&#160;will only pay 29.9% tax not 30%</p><p dir="ltr">What else can we do to heal the conservative movement&#8217;s wounds? Trump could promise that&#160;Ben Shapiro will never hear another height joke, and will be made ambassador to the Pygmies who will make him feel like a giant. Michelle Fields will be Secretary of the Creative Arts, a new cabinet level position. Trump could also pass a law that for every cabinet level appointment there is a special gravy job held specifically for a Bush, a Romney, or a member of the Saudi royal family.</p><p dir="ltr">And come on guys. I know you&#8217;re fond of screwing people over cigars in dusty backrooms, but wouldn&#8217;t it be way better to smoke Trump cigars at the luxurious&#160; Mar-a-Lago&#8217; resort, instead of the backroom of the Bush clan&#8217;s favorite Masonic lodge in Possum Gulch, Texas?</p><p dir="ltr">The GOP establishment are keen on flooding the country with cheap workers. Backing Trump just means your party will be flooded with cheap voters &#8212; you don&#8217;t have to bribe them this time; Trump will make them come for free! And they aren&#8217;t even Mexican gang members &#8212; just disgruntled blue-collar Democrats and independents.</p><p dir="ltr">You own the beltway, and you&#8217;ll always own the beltway. So why not come together with the unwashed masses, behind Trump? Don&#8217;t forget, you need the base to keep funding your lavish lifestyles.</p><p dir="ltr">Look, the Inner Party of Oceania in 1984, which you&#8217;ve modelled yourself on so well, was adept at the idea of doublethink. It&#8217;s perfectly acceptable to both hate Trump and tell the proles to vote for him.&#160;&#160; Stop letting the hate cloud your vision and act in your own best interest, like you normally do.</p><p dir="ltr">And really, who else would you run instead?</p><p dir="ltr">Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)</p><p dir="ltr">56%</p><p dir="ltr">&#8217;s baby blues would fill with tears when he inevitably loses on the national stage. Besides, you need him in congress to ram through TPP and amnesty bills, don&#8217;t you?</p><p dir="ltr">Romney again? He&#8217;s so nice to the bad guys he&#8217;s an easy choice, but doesn&#8217;t running a Mormon again hurt the&#160;&#8220;Islam is the future&#8221; globalist agenda?</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)</p><p dir="ltr">37%</p><p dir="ltr">? The poor man&#8217;s already survived torture once &#8212; don&#8217;t put him through another failed presidential bid.</p><p dir="ltr">Some of you are convinced that Trump will lose to Hillary, hence your support for the eminently electable&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">&#160;and charismatic people&#8217;s champion Jeb Bush. And it&#8217;s true that Hillary currently beats Trump in the polls. But Trump hasn&#8217;t even started exposing all the skeletons in her closet yet &#8212; assuming the FBI don&#8217;t get there first. Remember, this time last year, Jeb Bush was&#160;ahead in the polls. Look how that turned out!</p><p dir="ltr">Oh, sorry, I shouldn&#8217;t have reminded you. Here, have a box of tissues.</p><p dir="ltr">Sure, you may not like Trump, but is he worse than Hillary? Are you&#160;<i>really</i>&#160;going to walk down to your polling station, vote for the Republican candidate for Senator and Congressman, and then leave the Presidential ballot empty? Would you really let another Clinton romp into the White House?</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/apr/24/us-election-trump-clinton-koch-brothers-sanders-live">Well, Charles Koch&#160;has suggested he might do more than that. He might come out and support Clinton wholeheartedly.</a>&#160;I&#8217;m sure a few&#160;other establishment die-hards entertain similar thoughts. And let&#8217;s be clear: when they do, they ought to be cast out of the conservative movement.</p><p dir="ltr">Never has a candidate with this much promise faced this much opposition. Trump offers everything conservatives have been complaining about for decades: a secure border, improved trade, and an America restored to its rightful place in the world. That is, the top. The best. The greatest. Number one. And the polls will say so!</p><p dir="ltr">Trump speaks for the kind of conservative voters that the GOP takes for granted at every election, offering lofty promises that they promptly break. He&#8217;s high-energy. You&#8217;re damp squibs. It&#8217;s time to fall in line behind the patriarch and see what happens.</p><p dir="ltr">Your&#160;voters have had enough of being lied to, and this time, they&#8217;re going to get what they want. You may hate them, but remember &#8212; you need them more than they need you.</p><p dir="ltr">Because, having thrown almost 1,000 delegates to Daddy, it&#8217;s pretty clear that they, not you, are the Republican Party.</p><p dir="ltr"><i><i>Follow&#160;</i></i><i><i><a href="https://twitter.com/Nero">Milo Yiannopoulos (@Nero)</a></i></i><i><i>&#160;on Twitter&#160;</i></i><i><i><a href="https://www.facebook.com/myiannopoulos">and Facebook</a></i></i><i><i>.&#160;Android users can download&#160;</i></i><i><i><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.cesarbrie.miloalert&hl=en">Milo Alert!</a></i></i><i><i>&#160;to be notified about&#160;new articles&#160;when&#160;they are published. H</i></i><i>ear him every Friday&#160;on&#160;</i><i><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/03/25/i-just-launched-the-best-podcast-ever-you-guys/">The Milo Yiannopoulos Show</a></i><i>. Write to Milo at</i><i><a href="mailto:milo@breitbart.com">milo@breitbart.com</a></i><i>.</i></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tech/">Tech</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/milo-yiannopoulos/">Milo Yiannopoulos</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/milo/">Milo</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/nevertrump/">nevertrump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/cuckservatives/">cuckservatives</a><br></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-90863012443544837672016-04-28T03:23:00.001-07:002016-04-28T03:23:10.733-07:00Rick Perry: ‘At the End of the Day,’ I’ll Vote for Trump<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio<br></p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/pam-key/">PAM KEY</a>27 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/04/27/rick-perry-view-end-day-ill-vote-trump/#disqus_thread">1,477</a></p><p dir="ltr">Wednesday on ABC&#8217;s &#8220;The View,&#8221;&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">&#160;supporter former Gov.&#160;Rick Perry (R-TX) said ultimately if the 2016 election comes down to Republican nominee Donald Trump versus Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, he would vote for Trump.</p><p dir="ltr">When asked about Trump&#8217;s name-calling, Perry said, &#8220;I wish we could get really serious about &#8212; I&#8217;m worried about the name calling that&#8217;s going on with Putin. I&#8217;m worried about the name calling that&#8217;s going on in the Middle East. I&#8217;m worried about the name calling that&#8217;s going on at homes at night because somebody can&#8217;t have a job because the economy is so rotten and all those things are what we need to be focused on in this country rather than, you know &#8212; listen, I get it, this is reality TV. We&#8217;re in a totally different time in our country&#8217;s history when it comes to this whole electoral process, but at the end of the day, we&#8217;ve got some really serious issues.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">When asked if he would vote for Trump against Clinton&#160;said, &#8220;I will, I will, at the end day that I will. I will. Listen, Hillary &#8212; Senator Clinton has a different philosophical view than I do about what government&#8217;s role is. She believes the government and Washington D.C. needs to be even strengthened more and more power put into Washington D.C. I disagree with that and I disagree with it powerfully, because I think if we&#8217;re really going to be the country that our founding fathers saw for us to be, the freedoms that are out there. I want us to be free.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr"><i>Follow Pam Key on Twitter&#160;</i><i><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/">@pamkeyNEN</a></i></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/video/">Breitbart TV</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/rick-perry/">Rick Perry</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/hillary-cliinton/">Hillary Cliinton</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-62610640669926300522016-04-28T00:56:00.001-07:002016-04-28T00:56:59.958-07:00Carly Fiorina Responds to Criticism of Hewlett-Packard Sales in Iran<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><b>HP built up a 40 percent market share in Iran despite the fact that U.S. companies were banned from selling there.</b></p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/authors/ASAu1cYEruw/alison-elkin">Ali Elkin</a><a href="http://twitter.com/AliElkin">&nbsp;AliElkin</a></p><p dir="ltr">September 20, 2015 — 3:18 PM EDTUpdated on&nbsp;September 21, 2015 — 1:38 PM EDT</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbloom.bg%2F1WbXKSp">Share on Facebook</a><a href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbloom.bg%2F1WbXKSp&amp;text=Carly%20Fiorina%20Responds%20to%20Criticism%20of%20Hewlett-Packard%20Sales%20in%20Iran&amp;via=bpolitics">Share on Twitter</a></p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://assets.bwbx.io/images/iwuQOEoHbzgg/v1/488x-1.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">Carly Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Co. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, listens before speaking during a campaign stop at the Stellar Industries production facilities in Garner, Iowa, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.</p><p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg</p><p dir="ltr">Carly Fiorina said Sunday that neither she nor Hewlett-Packard should be faulted for the sales of millions of HP&nbsp;printers in Iran when such business was prohibited by&nbsp;U.S. law.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">Appearing on Fox's&nbsp;<i><a href="http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday-chris-wallace/">Fox News Sunday</a></i>, Fiorina said that despite being the CEO of HP&nbsp;when the Iranian sales took place via a third party, she was unaware of them.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">"First, HP, you need to remember, was larger than each of the 50 states," Fiorina said. "It's a larger budget than any one of our 50 states, and a global enterprise. And so it's impossible to ensure that nothing wrong ever happens. The question is what do you do when you find out."&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">“In fact, the SEC investigation proved that neither I nor anyone else in management knew about it.”</p><p dir="ltr">Carly Fiorina</p><p dir="ltr">“Are you saying you didn’t know about it?” host Chris Wallace asked.</p><p dir="ltr">“In fact, the SEC investigation proved that neither I nor anyone else in management knew about it…” she insisted, adding, &nbsp;“...when the company discovered this three years after I left, they cut off all ties. The SEC investigated very thoroughly and concluded that no one in management was aware.”</p><p dir="ltr">A 2008&nbsp;<i>Boston Globe&nbsp;</i>investigation found that, while U.S. companies were banned from selling goods to Iran, an Indian company in Dubai called&nbsp;Redington Gulf had&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-09-14/under-fiorina-hp-earned-millions-from-sales-in-iran">sold HP printers</a>&nbsp;there. They sold them so well, in fact, that HP had 41 percent market share in Iran by 2007. Redington Gulf obtained&nbsp;the printers through a European subsidiary.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">Wallace asked Fiorina why HP had named Redington Gulf its "Wholesaler of the Year" award in 2003 if the company wasn't aware of its sales to Iran, Fiorina again deflected blame.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">"The wholesaler of the year that you're describing was doing business with another company that was doing business with Iran. Clearly that wholesaler of the year, which should not have been wholesaler of the year, was not honest in their dealings with us, and they were not honest in their dealings with this third company."</p><p dir="ltr">Fiorina was also asked about the HP's&nbsp;struggles during her tenure, which included layoffs of 30,000 employees and a drop in share price. Fiorina said, as she has said before, that her time at HP (from 1999 until early 2005) was a period marked by widespread faltering in the technology industry.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">"It's important to remember that I led HP during&nbsp;the worst technology recession in 25 years," Fiorina said, saying&nbsp;the Nasdaq technology stock index dropped by 80 percent and took 15 years to recover from that recession.</p><p dir="ltr">Host Chris Wallace pointed out that, by the time Fiorina was fired, the Nasdaq&nbsp;had only dropped 23 percent, compared with HP's share price, which was down twice as much at&nbsp;the same time.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">"Yes and that technology-heavy stock index dropped again," Fiorina said. "There are people who look at a stock one day at a time. I never led that way."</p><p dir="ltr">Fiorina stressed that those who were laid off at HP got generous severance packages and career counseling, and said that if she were the president, government jobs would wind up cut, too.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">"When you have a big, bloated bureaucracy costs too much, that is becoming inept—and by the way&nbsp;that’s what we have&nbsp;in Washington, D.C.—then there are some jobs that have to go away," she said. "And I will say as president of the United States, 256,000 baby boomers are going to retire out of the federal government in the next four or five years. I will not replace a single one."&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><i>CORRECTION: The original version of this story misstated the number of baby boomers who will retire out of the federal government.&nbsp;</i></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-37996692381314522352016-04-27T22:04:00.001-07:002016-04-27T22:04:50.953-07:00Kenya Builds Wall Along Somali Border to Keep Al-Shabaab Jihadists Out<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/Kenya-Building-Wall-AFP-Getty.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">AFP/Getty</p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/edwin-mora/">EDWIN MORA</a>27 Apr 2016Washington, D.C.<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/04/27/kenya-begin-erecting-wall-along-somali-border-keep-al-shabaab/#disqus_thread">803</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Kenya has announced&#160;it will begin erecting a nearly 435-mile-long wall along its northeastern border with Somalia to stem the flow of jihadists from the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab.</b></p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;This wall will help us check on people like al-Shabaab from crossing to and from Somalia. We will not limit movement of other people. There is a need for joint cooperation between both countries and our leaders in dealing with terrorism, which has affected us negatively,&#8221; Kenya&#8217;s Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery told reporters in Nairobi over the weekend, according to&#160;<a href="http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/international/mideast-africa/2016/04/26/kenya-somalia-wall-security-border-al-shabab/83553482/">Defense News</a>.</p><p dir="ltr">He reportedly added that &#8220;the security barrier consists of a concrete wall ringed with a barbed-wire electric fence and trenches. It will also have observation posts where electronic surveillance cameras will be installed to monitor movements on either side of the border.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">The Somalia-based jihadist group has been associated with Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) rival al-Qaeda. ISIS members have reportedly been fighting with al-Shabaab&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/12/24/islamic-state-builds-little-emirate-somalia/">over turf in Somalia</a>.</p><p dir="ltr">In March, Kenya&#8217;s National Police Service<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/03/23/kenya-on-high-alert-for-new-al-shabaab-attacks/">warned</a>&#160;that members of al-Shabaab posed a security threat to Kenya.</p><p dir="ltr">The warning came after the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), backed by Somalia&#8217;s national army,&#160;<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-fighting-idUSKCN0WM0CP">killed 34 al Shabaab jihadists</a>&#160;in two separate attacks.</p><p dir="ltr">According to Defense News, Nkaissery told reporters &#8220;that contrary to assertions by the Somali government and some influential clans and communities on either side of the border, the [proposed] fence would not limit or deter the movement of people between the two countries.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Instead, he said the fence would limit cross-border terrorist movements and enable the country to prevent attacks which have killed more than 400 people in the country since 2012,&#8221; adds the report.</p><p dir="ltr">Somalia&#8217;s Maheran clan, an armed and influential border community that had been opposed to the plan, has reportedly embraced the Kenyan government&#8217;s plan to construct a border wall.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;In January this year, at least 80 Kenyan soldiers died in the Maheran clan communal area in an attack Kenyan officials believe was carried out with the help of local clan militias,&#8221; notes Defense News.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;The [border] wall will have border posts in Mandera, Lamu and three other border towns. The project is fully funded by the Kenyan government, with labor coming from the Ministry of Transport and the National Youth Service, while the Kenya Defence Forces provides security to the construction crews,&#8221; it adds.</p><p dir="ltr">In early March, the U.S. deployed both manned and unmanned aircraft to bomb an al-Shabaab training camp in Somalia,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/03/07/u-s-warplanes-bomb-al-shabaab-training-camp-in-somalia-killing-over-150-militants/">killing over 150 jihadists</a>.</p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/">National Security</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/isis/">ISIS</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/jihad/">Jihad</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/islamic-state/">Islamic State</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/al-qaeda/">Al Qaeda</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/isil/">ISIL</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/is/">IS</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/africa/">Africa</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/daesh/">Daesh</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/somalia/">Somalia</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/al-shabaab/">Al Shabaab</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/kenya/">Kenya</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-64728734997674812082016-04-27T21:24:00.001-07:002016-04-27T21:24:25.275-07:00Prince — Agonizing Final Days After AIDS Diagnosis<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.nationalenquirer.com">www.nationalenquirer.com</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://i0.wp.com/www.nationalenquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Prince-AIDS-Death-F.jpg?resize=640%2C400"></p><p dir="ltr">Rock star&#160;<a href="http://www.nationalenquirer.com/tag/prince/">Prince</a>&#160;was diagnosed with AIDS just six months before&#160;<a href="http://www.nationalenquirer.com/photos/prince-dead-911-call-transcript-tape-troubling-details/photo/155958/">his death</a>&#160;&#8212; but refused medical treatment, believing he could be cured by prayer!</p><p dir="ltr">The new issue of&#160;<a href="https://w1.buysub.com/pubs/SR/NEQ/NEQ_printsub.jsp?cds_page_id=21735&cds_mag_code=NEQ&id=1453676020280&lsid=60241653287028292&vid=2&cds_response_key=INNS116">The National ENQUIRER</a>&#160;&#8212; on newsstands now &#8212; has the shocking secret story behind the music legend&#8217;s sudden death!</p><p dir="ltr">Close friends of Prince have revealed to ENQUIRER reporters the tragic inside story of the &#8220;Purple Rain&#8221; singer&#8217;s desperate fight for life.</p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://celebrity%20death%20watch:%20Stars%20Fighting%20To%20Make%20It%20Through%202016!/">PHOTOS &#8212; Celebrity Death Watch: The Stars Struggling To Make It Through 2016!</a></p><p dir="ltr">The ENQUIRER&#8217;s bombshell coverage includes tragic details about the troubling personal decisions that<a href="http://www.nationalenquirer.com/photos/prince-dead-scandals-secrets-private-world/photo/155893/">ultimately cost Prince his life</a>&#160;at the age of 57!</p><p dir="ltr">This special edition of The ENQUIRER also looks back at&#160;<a href="http://www.nationalenquirer.com/photos/prince-girlfriends-sex-secrets-scandals-lawsuits/photo/156279/">Prince&#8217;s many loves</a>, and his rivalry with fellow &#8217;80s icon<a href="http://www.nationalenquirer.com/tag/michael-jackson/">Michael Jackson</a>.</p><p dir="ltr">A special 6-page supplement features the wild life of Prince in amazing photos covering his sensational career!</p><p dir="ltr">Get the complete story on Prince&#8217;s tragic end, only in The National ENQUIRER &#8212; 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float: none; height: 8px; margin: 0px 4px 0px 0px; max-width: 98%; min-width: 8px; width: 8px;" /></span>time.com</div><hr style="background-color: #c3c1c1; border: 0px; color: #262626; font-family: Lora, serif; font-size: 18px; height: 1px; line-height: 30.0001px; margin-top: 0px;" /><div id="c" style="color: #262626; font-family: Lora, serif; font-size: 18px; line-height: 30.0001px;"><img src="https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/donald-trump17.jpg?quality=75&amp;strip=color&amp;w=594" style="clear: both; display: block; float: left; height: auto; margin: 4px 14px 4px 0px; max-width: 98%; min-width: 30%;" /><span class="read-video-article collapsed">+ READ ARTICLE</span>Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump outlined an “America first” foreign policy approach in what was billed as a major address at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.<br />Here is a full transcript of the speech.<br />Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. It truly is a great honor. I’d like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country, one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace.<br />TRUMP: It’s time to shake the rust off America’s foreign policy. It’s time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold, something we have to do. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless principle. My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. It has to be first. Has to be.<br />That will be the foundation of every single decision that I will make. America…<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />America first will be the major and overriding theme of my administration. But to chart our path forward, we must first briefly take a look back. We have a lot to be proud of.<br />In the 1940s we saved the world. The greatest generation beat back the Nazis and Japanese imperialists. Then we saved the world again. This time, from totalitarianism and communism. The Cold War lasted for decades but, guess what, we won and we won big. Democrats and Republicans working together got Mr. Gorbachev to heed the words of President Reagan, our great president, when he said, tear down this wall.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />History will not forget what he did. A very special man and president. Unfortunately, after the Cold War our foreign policy veered badly off course. We failed to develop a new vision for a new time. In fact, as time went on, our foreign policy began to make less and less sense. Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, which led to one foreign policy disaster after another.<br />They just kept coming and coming. We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad. It all began with a dangerous idea that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy.<br />We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed. Civil war, religious fanaticism, thousands of Americans and just killed be lives, lives, lives wasted. Horribly wasted. Many trillions of dollars were lost as a result. The vacuum was created that ISIS would fill. Iran, too, would rush in and fill that void much to their really unjust enrichment.<br />They have benefited so much, so sadly, for us. Our foreign policy is a complete and total disaster. No vision. No purpose. No direction. No strategy. Today I want to identify five main weaknesses in our foreign policy.<br />First, our resources are totally over extended. President Obama has weakened our military by weakening our economy. He’s crippled us with wasteful spending, massive debt, low growth, a huge trade deficit and open borders. Our manufacturing trade deficit with the world is now approaching $1 trillion a year.<br />We’re rebuilding other countries while weakening our own. Ending the theft of American jobs will give us resources we need to rebuild our military, which has to happen and regain our financial independence and strength. I am the only person running for the presidency who understands this and this is a serious problem.<br />I’m the only one — believe me, I know them all, I’m the only one who knows how to fix it.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />Secondly, our allies are not paying their fair share, and I’ve been talking about this recently a lot. Our allies must contribute toward their financial, political, and human costs, have to do it, of our tremendous security burden. But many of them are simply not doing so.<br />TRUMP: They look at the United States as weak and forgiving and feel no obligation to honor their agreements with us. In NATO, for instance, only 4 of 28 other member countries besides America, are spending the minimum required 2 percent of GDP on defense. We have spent trillions of dollars over time on planes, missiles, ships, equipment, building up our military to provide a strong defense for Europe and Asia.<br />The countries we are defending must pay for the cost of this defense, and if not, the U.S. must be prepared to let these countries defend themselves. We have no choice.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />The whole world will be safer if our allies do their part to support our common defense and security. A Trump administration will lead a free world that is properly armed and funded, and funded beautifully.<br />Thirdly, our friends are beginning to think they can’t depend on us. We’ve had a president who dislikes our friends and bows to our enemies, something that we’ve never seen before in the history of our country. He negotiated a disastrous deal with Iran, and then we watched them ignore its terms even before the ink was dry. Iran cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon, cannot be allowed. Remember that, cannot be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />And under a Trump administration, will never, ever be allowed to have that nuclear weapon.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />All of this without even mentioning the humiliation of the United States with Iran’s treatment of our ten captured sailors — so vividly I remember that day. In negotiation, you must be willing to walk. The Iran deal, like so many of our worst agreements, is the result of not being willing to leave the table.<br />When the other side knows you’re not going to walk, it becomes absolutely impossible to win — you just can’t win. At the same time, your friends need to know that you will stick by the agreements that you have with them. You’ve made that agreement, you have to stand by it and the world will be a better place. President Obama gutted our missile defense program and then abandoned our missile defense plans with Poland and the Czech Republic. He supported the ouster of a friendly regime in Egypt that had a longstanding peace treaty with Israel, and then helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to power in its place.<br />Israel, our great friend and the one true democracy in the Middle East has been snubbed and criticized by an administration that lacks moral clarity. Just a few days ago, Vice President Biden again criticized Israel, a force for justice and peace, for acting as an impatient peace area in the region.<br />President Obama has not been a friend to Israel. He has treated Iran with tender love and care and made it a great power. Iran has, indeed, become a great, great power in just a very short period of time, because of what we’ve done. All of the expense and all at the expense of Israel, our allies in the region and very importantly, the United States itself.<br />We’ve picked fights with our oldest friends, and now they’re starting to look elsewhere for help. Remember that. Not good.<br />Fourth, our rivals no longer respect us. In fact, they’re just as confused as our allies, but in an even bigger problem is they don’t take us seriously anymore. The truth is they don’t respect us. When President Obama landed in Cuba on Air Force One, to leader was there, nobody, to greet him.<br />Perhaps an incident without precedent in the long and prestigious history of Air Force One. Then amazingly, the same thing happened in Saudi Arabia. It’s called no respect. Absolutely no respect.<br />TRUMP: Do you remember when the president made a long and expensive trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, to get the Olympics for our country, and after this unprecedented effort, it was announced that the United States came in fourth — fourth place? The president of the United States making this trip — unprecedented — comes in fourth place. He should have known the result before making such an embarrassing commitment. We were laughed at all over the world, as we have been many, many times.<br />The list of humiliations go on and on and on. President Obama watches helplessly as North Korea increases its aggression and expands further and further with its nuclear reach. Our president has allowed China to continue its economic assault on American jobs and wealth, refusing to enforce trade deals and apply leverage on China necessary to rein in North Korea. We have the leverage. We have the power over China, economic power, and people don’t understand it. And with that economic power, we can rein in and we can get them to do what they have to do with North Korea, which is totally out of control.<br />He has even allowed China to steal government secrets with cyber attacks and engaged in industrial espionage against the United States and its companies. We’ve let our rivals and challengers think they can get away with anything, and they do. They do at will. It always happens. If President Obama’s goal had been to weaken America, he could not have done a better job.<br />Finally, America no longer has a clear understanding of our foreign policy goals. Since the end of the Cold War and the breakup of the Soviet Union, we’ve lacked a coherent foreign policy. One day, we’re bombing Libya and getting rid of a dictator to foster democracy for civilians. The next day, we’re watching the same civilians suffer while that country falls and absolutely falls apart. Lives lost, massive moneys lost. The world is a different place.<br />We’re a humanitarian nation, but the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion and disarray, a mess. We’ve made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before. We left Christians subject to intense persecution and even genocide.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />We have done nothing to help the Christians, nothing, and we should always be ashamed for that, for that lack of action. Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS, and we’re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won’t even name the enemy, and unless you name the enemy, you will never ever solve the problem.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words radical Islam, even as she pushes for a massive increase in refugees coming into our country. After Secretary Clinton’s failed intervention in Libya, Islamic terrorists in Benghazi took down our consulate and killed our ambassador and three brave Americans. Then, instead of taking charge that night, Hillary Clinton decided to go home and sleep. Incredible.<br />Clinton blames it all on a video, an excuse that was a total lie, proven to be absolutely a total lie. Our ambassador was murdered and our secretary of state misled the nation. And, by the way, she was not awake to take that call at 3 o’clock in the morning. And now ISIS is making millions and millions of dollars a week selling Libya oil. And you know what? We don’t blockade, we don’t bomb, we don’t do anything about it. It’s almost as if our country doesn’t even know what’s happening, which could be a fact and could be true.<br />TRUMP: This will all change when I become president.<br />To our friends and allies, I say America is going to be strong again. America is going to be reliable again. It’s going to be a great and reliable ally again. It’s going to be a friend again. We’re going to finally have a coherent foreign policy based upon American interests and the shared interests of our allies.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />We’re getting out of the nation-building business and instead focusing on creating stability in the world. Our moments of greatest strength came when politics ended at the water’s edge. We need a new rational American foreign policy, informed by the best minds and supported by both parties, and it will be by both parties — Democrats, Republicans, independents, everybody, as well as by our close allies.<br />This is how we won the Cold War and it’s how we will win our new future struggles, which may be many, which may be complex, but we will win if I become president.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />First, we need a long-term plan to halt the spread and reach of radical Islam. Containing the spread of radical Islam must be a major foreign policy goal of the United States and indeed the world. Events may require the use of military force, but it’s also a philosophical struggle, like our long struggle in the Cold War.<br />In this, we’re going to be working very closely with our allies in the Muslim world, all of which are at risk from radical Islamic violence, attacks and everything else. It is a dangerous world, more dangerous now than it has ever been.<br />We should work — thank you.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />We should work together with any nation in the region that is threatened by the rise of radical Islam. But this has to be a two-way street. They must also be good to us. Remember that. They have to be good to us, no longer one way. It’s now two-way. And remember, us and all we’re doing, they have to appreciate what we’ve done to them. We’re going to help, but they have to appreciate what we’ve done for them. The struggle against radical Islam also takes place in our homeland. There are scores of recent migrants inside our borders charged with terrorism. For every case known to the public, there are dozens and dozens more. We must stop importing extremism through senseless immigration policies. We have no idea where these people are coming from. There’s no documentation. There’s no paperwork. There’s nothing. We have to be smart. We have to be vigilant.<br />A pause for reassessment will help us to prevent the next San Bernardino or frankly, much worse. All you have to do is look at the World Trade Center and September 11th, one of the great catastrophes, in my opinion, the single greatest military catastrophe in the history of our country; worse than Pearl Harbor because you take a look at what’s happened, and citizens were attacked, as opposed to the military being attacked — one of the true great catastrophes.<br />And then there’s ISIS. I have a simple message for them. Their days are numbered. I won’t tell them where and I won’t tell them how. We must…<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />… we must as a nation be more unpredictable. We are totally predictable. We tell everything. We’re sending troops. We tell them. We’re sending something else. We have a news conference. We have to be unpredictable. And we have to be unpredictable starting now.<br />But they’re going to be gone. ISIS will be gone if I’m elected president. And they’ll be gone quickly. They will be gone very, very quickly.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />TRUMP: Secondly, we have to rebuild our military and our economy. The Russians and Chinese have rapidly expanded their military capability, but look at what’s happened to us. Our nuclear weapons arsenal, our ultimate deterrent, has been allowed to atrophy and is desperately in need of modernization and renewal. And it has to happen immediately. Our active duty armed forces have shrunk from 2 million in 1991 to about 1.3 million today. The Navy has shrunk from over 500 ships to 272 ships during this same period of time. The Air Force is about one-third smaller than 1991. Pilots flying B-52s in combat missions today. These planes are older than virtually everybody in this room.<br />And what are we doing about this? President Obama has proposed a 2017 defense budget that in real dollars, cuts nearly 25 percent from what we were spending in 2011. Our military is depleted and we’re asking our generals and military leaders to worry about global warming.<br />We will spend what we need to rebuild our military. It is the cheapest, single investment we can make. We will develop, build and purchase the best equipment known to mankind. Our military dominance must be unquestioned, and I mean unquestioned, by anybody and everybody.<br />But we will look for savings and spend our money wisely. In this time of mounting debt, right now we have so much debt that nobody even knows how to address the problem. But I do. No one dollar can be wasted. Not one single dollar can we waste. We’re also going to have to change our trade, immigration and economic policies to make our economy strong again. And to put Americans first again.<br />This will ensure that our own workers, right here in America, get the jobs and higher pay that will grow our tax revenues, increase our economic might as a nation, make us strong financially again. So, so important. We need to think smart about areas where our technological superiority, and nobody comes close, gives us an edge.<br />This includes 3D printing, artificial intelligence and cyber warfare. A great country also takes care of its warriors. Our commitment to them is absolute, and I mean absolute. A trump administration will give our servicemen and women the best equipment and support in the world when they serve and where they serve. And the best care in the world when they return as veterans and they come back home to civilian life. Our veterans…<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />Our veterans have not been treated fairly or justly. These are our great people and we must treat them fairly. We must even treat them really, really well and that will happen under the Trump administration.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />Finally, we must develop a foreign policy based on American interests. Businesses do not succeed when they lose sight of their core interests and neither do countries. Look at what happened in the 1990s. Our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania — and this was a horrible time for us — were attacked. and 17 brave sailors were killed on the USS Cole.<br />And what did we do? It seemed we put more effort into adding China into the World Trade organization, which has been a total disaster for the United States. Frankly, we spent more time on that than we did in stopping Al Qaida. We even had an opportunity to take out Osama bin Laden and we didn’t do it<br />And then we got hit at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Again, the worst attack on our country in its history. Our foreign policy goals must be based on America’s core national security interests. And the following will be my priorities.<br />In the Middle East our goals must be, and I mean must be, to defeat terrorists and promote regional stability, not radical change. We need to be clear sighted about the groups that will never be anything other than enemies. And believe me, we have groups that no matter what you do, they will be the enemy.<br />TRUMP: We have to be smart enough to recognize who those groups are, who those people are, and not help them. And we must only be generous to those that prove they are indeed our friends.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China. We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes, but we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests.<br />Russia, for instance, has also seen the horror of Islamic terrorism. I believe an easing of tensions, and improved relations with Russia from a position of strength only is possible, absolutely possible. Common sense says this cycle, this horrible cycle of hostility must end and ideally will end soon. Good for both countries.<br />Some say the Russians won’t be reasonable. I intend to find out. If we can’t make a deal under my administration, a deal that’s great — not good, great — for America, but also good for Russia, then we will quickly walk from the table. It’s as simple as that. We’re going to find out.<br />Fixing our relations with China is another important step — and really toward creating an even more prosperous period of time. China respects strength and by letting them take advantage of us economically, which they are doing like never before, we have lost all of their respect.<br />We have a massive trade deficit with China, a deficit that we have to find a way quickly, and I mean quickly, to balance. A strong and smart America is an America that will find a better friend in China, better than we have right now. Look at what China is doing in the South China Sea. They’re not supposed to be doing it.<br />No respect for this country or this president. We can both benefit or we can both go our separate ways. If need be, that’s what’s going to have to happen.<br />After I’m elected president, I will also call for a summit with our NATO allies and a separate summit with our Asian allies. In these summits, we will not only discuss a rebalancing of financial commitments, but take a fresh look at how we can adopt new strategies for tackling our common challenges. For instance, we will discuss how we can upgrade NATO’s outdated mission and structure, grown out of the Cold War to confront our shared challenges, including migration and Islamic terrorism.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />I will not hesitate to deploy military force when there is no alternative. But if America fights, it must only fight to win.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />I will never sent our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction. The best way to achieve those goals is through a disciplined, deliberate and consistent foreign policy. With President Obama and Secretary Clinton we’ve had the exact opposite — a reckless, rudderless and aimless foreign policy, one that has blazed the path of destruction in its wake.<br />After losing thousands of lives and spending trillions of dollars, we are in far worst shape in the Middle East than ever, ever before. I challenge anyone to explain the strategic foreign policy vision of Obama/Clinton. It has been a complete and total disaster.<br />I will also be prepared to deploy America’s economic resources. Financial leverage and sanctions can be very, very persuasive, but we need to use them selectively and with total determination.<br />TRUMP: Our power will be used if others do not play by the rules. In other words, if they do not treat us fairly. Our friends and enemies must know that if I draw a line in the sand, I will enforce that line in the sand. Believe me.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />However, unlike other candidates for the presidency, war and aggression will not be my first instinct. You cannot have a foreign policy without diplomacy. A superpower understands that caution and restraint are really truly signs of strength. Although not in government service, I was totally against the war in Iraq, very proudly, saying for many years that it would destabilize the Middle East. Sadly, I was correct, and the biggest beneficiary has been has been Iran, who is systematically taking over Iraq and gaining access to their very rich oil reserves, something it has wanted to do for decades.<br />And now, to top it off, we have ISIS. My goal is to establish a foreign policy that will endure for several generations. That’s why I also look and have to look for talented experts with approaches and practical ideas, rather than surrounding myself with those who have perfect resumes but very little to brag about except responsibility for a long history of failed policies and continued losses at war. We have to look to new people.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />We have to look to new people because many of the old people frankly don’t know what they’re doing, even though they may look awfully good writing in the New York Times or being watched on television.<br />Finally, I will work with our allies to reinvigorate Western values and institutions. Instead of trying to spread universal values that not everybody shares or wants, we should understand that strengthening and promoting Western civilization and its accomplishments will do more to inspire positive reforms around the world than military interventions.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />These are my goals as president. I will seek a foreign policy that all Americans, whatever their party, can support, so important, and which our friends and allies will respect and totally welcome. The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies, that we are always happy when old enemies become friends and when old friends become allies, that’s what we want. We want them to be our allies.<br />We want the world to be — we want to bring peace to the world. Too much destruction out there, too many destructive weapons. The power of weaponry is the single biggest problem that we have today in the world.<br />To achieve these goals, Americans must have confidence in their country and its leadership. Again, many Americans must wonder why we our politicians seem more interested in defending the borders of foreign countries than in defending their own. Americans…<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />Americans must know that we’re putting the American people first again on trade.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />So true. On trade, on immigration, on foreign policy. The jobs, incomes and security of the American worker will always be my first priority.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and our enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must start doing the same. We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down and will never enter…<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />TRUMP: And under my administration, we will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />NAFTA, as an example, has been a total disaster for the United States and has emptied our states — literally emptied our states of our manufacturing and our jobs. And I’ve just gotten to see it. I’ve toured Pennsylvania. I’ve toured New York. I’ve toured so many of the states. They have been cleaned out. Their manufacturing is gone.<br />Never again, only the reverse — and I have to say this strongly — never again; only the reverse will happen. We will keep our jobs and bring in new ones. There will be consequences for the companies that leave the United States only to exploit it later. They fire the people. They take advantage of the United States. There will be consequences for those companies. Never again.<br />Under a Trump administration, no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of a foreign country.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />I will view as president the world through the clear lens of American interests. I will be America’s greatest defender and most loyal champion. We will not apologize for becoming successful again, but will instead embrace the unique heritage that makes us who we are.<br />The world is most peaceful and most prosperous when America is strongest. America will continue and continue forever to play the role of peacemaker. We will always help save lives and indeed humanity itself, but to play the role, we must make America strong again.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />And always — always, always, we must make, and we have to look at it from every angle, and we have no choice, we must make America respected again. We must make America truly wealthy again. And we must — we have to and we will make America great again. And if we do that — and if we do that, perhaps this century can be the most peaceful and prosperous the world has ever, ever known. Thank you very much, everybody. I appreciate it. Thank you.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />Thank you very much.<br />(APPLAUSE)<br />Thank you.</div><section id="csection" style="color: #262626; font-family: Lora, serif; font-size: 18px; line-height: 30.0001px;"><div class="cd-button" style="text-align: center; width: 338.391px;"><button class="view g mb" style="background: rgb(99, 97, 97); border-radius: 4px; border: 0.5px solid rgb(26, 24, 24); color: white; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 35px; margin-bottom: 30px; width: 338.391px;">COMMENTS</button></div></section>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-79660104900720965852016-04-27T20:30:00.001-07:002016-04-27T20:30:16.142-07:00The Mysterious Case of Ted Cruz PAC’s $1/2 Million ‘Donation’ to Help Carly Fiorina<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=lawnewz.com">lawnewz.com</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://static03.mediaite.com/ln/up/2016/03/shutterstock_180292499-e1459368424450.jpg">Editor&#8217;s Note: This article was first published March 30, 2016.</p><p dir="ltr">Months ago, before the Republican race was whittled down to just two candidates, a very curious thing happened.&#160;Ted Cruz&#8216;s super PAC &#8216;donated&#8217; $500,000 to&#160;Carly Fiorina&#8216;s super PAC. A few articles popped up at the time, and the Federal Election Committee even issued a&#160;<a href="http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/892/201509160300004892/201509160300004892.pdf">letter</a>&#160;asking the Cruz super PAC to better explain what the donation was for.</p><p dir="ltr">To be clear, a half a million dollars is not a small donation, and, at the time, it was the largest expense that the PAC had paid out. So why the heck would Cruz&#8217;s PAC hand over that kind of money in the midst of a heated campaign splintered with so many candidates? In an interview in October,&#160;&#160;Kellyanne Conway, president of Cruz&#8217;s PAC&#160;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-did-ted-cruzs-pac-give-half-a-million-to-carly-fiorinas/">told CBS News</a>, that they made the donation in June &#8220;because we thought she had important things to say that weren&#8217;t being heard.&#8221; She added, &#8220;we are all in for Ted Cruz for President.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Do you seriously believe that a group that was pushing for Cruz to be president several months ago would want to help his rival, Carly Fiorina? That makes no sense. The reason that LawNewz.com uncovered in the Cruz PAC&#8217;s recently amended filings with the FEC raises even more questions.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;The failure of this super PAC to adequately describe the purpose of this transaction &#8211; undermines the public&#8217;s right to know,&#8221; Campaign Legal Center Executive Director&#160;Paul Ryan&#160;told LawNewz.com.</p><p dir="ltr">In the new filing, under the reason category instead of saying &#8220;other disbursement&#8221; like they had marked previously,&#160;Keep The Promise I&#160;(the name of the Cruz super PAC) amended the filing to say &#8220;transfer to IE only committee.&#8221; Uh? An &#8220;IE Only Committee&#8221; is legalese for &#8220;super PAC.&#8221; &#160;What the Cruz super PAC means by &#8220;Transfer to IE Only Committee&#8221; is that it gave money to a different super PAC. Okay, well, thanks for amending the disclosure, but that still gives us no indication about what this money was used for, and why it was given to Cruz&#8217;s opponent.&#160; And, in fact, legal experts believe that federal rules may require the super PAC to mark this as a donation not a transfer anyway.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Even if this Cruz supporting super PAC describes the purpose (in their amended disclosures), that still doesn&#8217;t answer the why question &#8212; the motivation is what is interesting and intriguing,&#8221; Ryan said.</p><p dir="ltr">It is intriguing. I was prompted to research this particular donation because longtime&#160;Donald Trump&#160;friend and confidante&#160;Roger Stone&#160;brought it up in a&#160;<a href="http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/trump-friend-roger-stone-challenges-cruz-on-sex-story-if-its-all-a-lie-sue-immediately/">recent interview</a>, when he was addressing the&#160;National Enquirer&#160;article that accused Ted Cruz of having affairs with five different mistresses. (Something that Cruz has dismissed as &#8216;garbage&#8217; and &#8216;lies&#8217;)</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;And you have to wonder whether these women, one of whom worked for the Carly Fiorina campaign, and then shortly thereafter Ted Cruz pays Carly half a million dollars. Ted despises Carly, and Carly despises Ted. What is the $500,000 for? Can you say&#160;hush&#160;money?&#8221; Stone said in the interview. Stone, a longtime GOP political consultant, was the only one quoted &#8216;on the record&#8217; for the&#160;Enquirer&#160;story. His claim definitely sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it&#8217;s now exploding on the internet. Plus,&#160;<a href="https://gma.yahoo.com/john-edwards-hush-money-not-illegal-fec-told-121722338--abc-news-topstories.html">it wouldn&#8217;t be the first time a presidential candidate&#160;</a>&#160;used hush money to cover up an affair.</p><p dir="ltr">Of course, fast forward to now, Fiorina is backing Cruz in his campaign for presidency. Interestingly, Fiorina was recently out campaigning with him in Wisconsin when a&#160;<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/fiorina-interrupted-a-reporter-asking-cruz-about-infidelity-to-call-trump-a-serial-philanderer/">Daily Mail</a><a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/fiorina-interrupted-a-reporter-asking-cruz-about-infidelity-to-call-trump-a-serial-philanderer/">&#160;reporter</a>&#160;asked Cruz point blank about whether he had affairs. Fiorina quickly jumped in before Cruz could say a word.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;I&#8217;m going to comment. This is an example of the media playing to Donald Trump&#8217;s tune. Donald Trump is a serial philanderer, by his own admission,&#8221; Fiorina said.</p><p dir="ltr">Okay, so we have no idea if the two are connected, but we do know that it is very unusual for a Cruz-supporting PAC to give money to his opponent. We also know that the reason that the PAC stated in their amended disclosures is even more curious, and provides even fewer answers.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;This is very rare, I can&#8217;t recall another instance in which one super PAC contributed to another super PAC supporting an opponent, &#8221; election law expert Paul Ryan said.</p><p dir="ltr">I emailed Cruz&#8217;s PAC Keep the Promise for further explanation, they pointed me back to their previous statements on the matter in which the executive director said that Keep the Promise I &#8220;supports Ted Cruz for President&#8221; but &#8220;will offer support to other candidates.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Cruz&#8217;s campaign has not returned a call. We will continue digging to see if we can find out what this money was used for. But, as you know, the federal rules are pretty lax when it comes to requiring superPAC to make disclosures.</p><p dir="ltr">[image via Shutterstock]</p><p dir="ltr">COMMENTS</p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-66376182840330275732016-04-27T14:28:00.001-07:002016-04-27T14:28:11.206-07:00Donald Trump Rejects ‘False Song of Globalism’ in Nationalist ‘America First’ Foreign Policy Speech<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/Trump-Speech-Chip-Somodevilla-Getty-640x480.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">Chip Somodevilla/Getty</p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/alex-swoyer/">ALEX SWOYER</a>27 Apr 2016Washington, DC<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/27/donald-trump-rejects-false-song-globalism-nationalist-foreign-policy-speech-2/#disqus_thread">4,135</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>GOP frontrunner Donald Trump delivered an &#8220;America First&#8221;&#160;nationalist-themed foreign policy speech while criticizing President&#160;Obama and Hillary Clinton.</b></p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;My foreign policy will always put the interest of the American people and America security above all else,&#8221; Trump told the audience at the Mayflower hotel in Washington, D.C.&#160;&#160;&#8220;That will be&#160;the foundation of every single decision I will make.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration,&#8221; the Republican frontrunner added.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump argued that after the Cold War, America&#8217;s foreign policy &#8220;veered badly off course,&#8221; saying, &#8220;Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, and this led to one foreign policy disaster after another.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama&#8217;s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos, and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper,&#8221; Trump jabbed of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump criticized&#160;President George W. Bush as well, saying, &#8220;It all began with the dangerous idea that we could make Western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interest in becoming a Western Democracy.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">The real estate mogul said the Obama administration&#8217;s foreign policy has overextended America&#8217;s resources and let America&#8217;s allies get away without paying a fair share. He added that America&#8217;s allies don&#8217;t believe America is dependable, and rivals no longer respect America because&#160;there is&#160;no clear foreign policy strategy.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump promised this will change when he is president.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;First, we need a long-term plan to halt the spread and reach of radical Islam,&#8221; Trump said, also noting&#160;that &#8220;we have to rebuild our military and our economy.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Finally, we must develop a foreign policy based on American interests,&#8221; Trump added.&#160;&#8220;No country has ever prospered that failed to put its own interests first. Both our friends and enemies put their countries above ours and we, while being fair to them, must do the same.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;We will no longer surrender this country, or its people, to the false song of globalism,&#8221; the billionaire stressed.&#160;&#8220;Under a Trump Administration, no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">The Center for the National Interest hosted the event.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump&#8217;s full speech can be read&#160;<a href="https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-foreign-policy-speech">here</a>.</p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/">Big Government</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/foreign-policy/">foreign policy</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-1176744376356257772016-04-27T14:23:00.001-07:002016-04-27T14:23:56.827-07:00Trump Risks Charles Lindbergh Label with ‘America First’ Foreign Policy Speech<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/Charles-Lindbergh-AFP-Getty-640x481.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">AFP / Getty</p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/joel-b-pollak/">JOEL B. POLLAK</a>27 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/04/27/america-first-donald-trump-charles-lindbergh/#disqus_thread">62</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Republican frontrunner&#160;Donald Trump&#160;devoted his&#160;</b><b><a href="https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-foreign-policy-speech">major&#160;foreign policy address</a></b><b>Wednesday to a theme, &#8220;America First,&#8221; that has been discredited through its association with Charles Lindbergh&#8217;s isolationist efforts to keep the U.S.&#160;out of the Second World War.</b></p><p dir="ltr">In his address Wednesday, Trump defined &#8220;America First&#8221; as follows: &#8220;My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people, and American security, above all else.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">That would seem the obvious goal of any American foreign policy. Arguably,&#160;eight years of sabotage by the Obama administration, and decades of &#8220;post-American&#8221; policy at the State Department, have made a return to basics necessary.</p><p dir="ltr">But Trump&#8217;s most vociferous critics will see the phrase as a &#8220;dog whistle&#8221; to the far right.</p><p dir="ltr">In an&#160;<a href="http://www.charleslindbergh.com/americanfirst/speech.asp">infamous speech</a>&#160;in Des Moines, Iowa on Sep. 11, 1941, Lindbergh&#160;blamed &#8220;foreign interests&#8221; and &#8220;a small minority of our own people&#8221; for attempting to drag the U.S. into the war. He did not mince words: &#8220;The three most important groups who have been pressing this country toward war are the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration,&#8221; Lindbergh declared.</p><p dir="ltr">He had already been chastised by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and had resigned his military commission earlier that year (though he would later participate in the war in a civilian capacity).</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;America First&#8221; soon became associated with isolationism,&#160;antisemitism &#8212; and short-sightedness: Just three months after Lindbergh&#8217;s speech, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and Germany declared war on the U.S., making Lindbergh&#8217;s stance&#160;obsolete.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump certainly knows the legacy&#160;of &#8220;America First.&#8221; And just as he seems unafraid of politically correct taboos on other subjects, Trump seems prepared to risk the backlash &#8220;America First&#8221; will certainly bring.</p><p dir="ltr">In addition, Trump&#8217;s&#160;policy&#160;takes&#160;a different tack.</p><p dir="ltr">His is not an isolationist approach. In fact, it calls for engagement with Russia (however dubious a proposition this may seem after Hillary Clinton&#8217;s failed &#8220;reset&#8221;), and confronting China.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump does want to pull back from nation-building abroad. He also&#160;wants&#160;to spread the financial cost&#160;of global security to U.S. allies, and insists Muslim nations in the Middle East must reciprocate America&#8217;s good intentions.</p><p dir="ltr">That is not &#8220;isolationist&#8221; as much as it is an alternative to years of&#160;incoherence and&#160;appeasement.</p><p dir="ltr">Combined with Trump&#8217;s focus on ending illegal immigration and on re-negotiating free trade deals on more favorable terms, what &#8220;America first&#8221; means to Trump is a shift in American priorities without abandoning American leadership.</p><p dir="ltr">Curiously, Trump&#8217;s rival,&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">, responded by attacking Trump for political&#160;corruption, not by attacking the substance of his&#160;address, or&#160;the problematic history of &#8220;America First.&#8221; Instead, Cruz said the following:</p><blockquote><p dir="ltr">With this address [Trump] is now the foreign policy candidate of the Washington lobbyists, even as he proclaims &#8220;America first,&#8221; he puts K Street lobbyists first. He is never going to fight the system, he is the system. He and Hillary Clinton are two sides of the same coin. She has made her millions from inside and Donald Trump has made his billions buying people like Hillary Clinton. Both are part of the culture of foreign policy for personal gain.<br></p></blockquote><p dir="ltr"><br>Cruz supporters might regard that as a missed opportunity &#8212; and liberal critics will say, as they have said before, that he is afraid to confront Trump&#8217;s alleged far-right-wing base.</p><p dir="ltr">That criticism would be overblown. If there is any&#160;trace&#160;of Lindbergh&#8217;s ideas in Trump&#8217;s version of &#8220;America First,&#8221; it is in Trump&#8217;s attack on what he calls &#8220;the false song of globalism.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Certainly global institutions such as the United Nations have become tools for anti-Americanism, antisemitism, and evil. And other, more positive institutions, like&#160;NATO, have struggled to respond to new threats and challenges.</p><p dir="ltr">But as Trump himself acknowledges, it is impossible to secure some U.S.&#160;interests without&#160;cooperation with other nations. That cooperation requires a global outlook.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;America First&#8221;&#160;may be due for a revival &#8212; as long as it is not &#8220;America alone.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr"><i>Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. His new e-book,&#160;</i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CN4KNB6">Leadership Secrets of the Kings and Prophets: What the Bible&#8217;s Struggles Teach Us About Today</a><i>, is on sale through Amazon Kindle Direct. Follow him on Twitter at&#160;</i><i><a href="https://twitter.com/joelpollak">@joelpollak</a></i><i>.</i></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/">Big Government</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/">National Security</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/foreign-policy/">foreign policy</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/isolationism/">isolationism</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/charles-lindbergh/">Charles Lindbergh</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/america-first/">america first</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/major-speeches/">major speeches</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-85769397224597558392016-04-27T14:17:00.001-07:002016-04-27T14:17:33.283-07:00Ann Coulter: A Slow-Talker and a Homeless Guy Walk into a Bar…<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio <br>iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/01/coulter-headshot-640x480-640x480.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/ann-coulter/">ANN COULTER</a>27 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/27/ann-coulter-slow-talker-homeless-guy-walk-bar/#disqus_thread">2</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Apparently, John Kasich and</b></p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">&#160;are at their most appealing when no one is paying attention to them, which, conveniently, is most of the time.</p><p dir="ltr">After Cruz won cranky Wisconsin last month &#8212; only the fourth actual election he&#8217;s won &#8212; voters decided to give him a second look. But two seconds after people said, &#8220;OK, let&#8217;s give this guy a try,&#8221; he cratered. You might say a little of Ted Cruz goes a long way. Voters can&#8217;t stand Cruz any more than his Senate colleagues can.</p><p dir="ltr">Listening to Cruz always makes me feel like I have Asperger&#8217;s. He speaks so slowly, my mind wanders between words. As Trump said, there&#8217;s a 10-second intermission between sentences. I want to order Cruz&#8217;s speeches as Amazon Audibles, just so I can speed them up and see what he&#8217;s saying</p><p dir="ltr">The guy did go to Harvard Law School, so I keep waiting for the flashes of brilliance, but they never come. Cruz is completely incapable of extemporaneous wit.</p><p dir="ltr">Now that Cruz has been mathematically eliminated, he&#8217;s adding Carly Fiorina to the ticket. She&#8217;s not his &#8220;running mate,&#8221; but his &#8220;limping mate.&#8221; It&#8217;s an all-around lemon-eating contest.</p><p dir="ltr">Voters quickly moved on from Cruz and tried Kasich. But he turned out to be the spitting image of a homeless man. He&#8217;s got the slouch, the facial tics, and a strange way of bouncing his head and looking around that makes you want to cross the street to avoid him. It looks like he cuts his own hair, and his suits are Ralph Nader cast-offs. He wolfs down food like a street person, has a hair-trigger temper, and rants about religion in a way that only he can understand.</p><p dir="ltr">Kasich is constantly proclaiming that illegals are &#8220;made in the image of God,&#8221; and denounces the idea of enforcing federal immigration laws, saying: &#8220;I don&#8217;t think it&#8217;s right; I don&#8217;t think it&#8217;s humane.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">When asked about his decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare &#8212; projected to cost federal taxpayers $50 billion in the first decade &#8212; he said: &#8220;Now, when you die and get to the, get to the, uh, to the meeting with St. Peter &#8230; he&#8217;s going to ask you what you did for the poor. Better have a good answer.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">He lectured a crowd of fiscal conservatives on his Obamacare expansion, saying, &#8220;Now, I don&#8217;t know whether you ever read Matthew 25, but I commend it to you, the end of it, about do you feed the homeless and do you clothe the poor.&#8221; He also attributed the law to Chief Justice John Roberts and said, &#8220;It&#8217;s my money, OK?&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Voters thought they were getting a less attractive version of Mitt Romney with Kasich, but it turns out they&#8217;re getting a more televangelist version of Ted Cruz.</p><p dir="ltr">They&#8217;re also getting a less warm and personable version of Hillary Clinton. Last week, Kasich lashed out at a reporter who asked a perfectly appropriate question, going from boring campaign boilerplate to irritated browbeating in about one second flat. As much as I enjoy watching reporters being berated, this was deranged.</p><p dir="ltr"><i>Kasich: Listen, at the end of the day I think the Republican Party wants to pick somebody who actually can win in the fall.&#8221;</i></p><p dir="ltr">Reporter: But if you&#8217;ve only won Ohio?</p><p dir="ltr"><i>Kasich: &#8220;Can I finish?&#8221;</i></p><p dir="ltr">Reporter: &#8220;If you answer the ques&#8211;&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr"><i>Kasich: &#8220;I&#8217;m answering the question the way I want to answer it. You want to answer it?&#8221;&#160;</i>(Snatches voice recorder from reporter&#8217;s hand.)<i>&#160;&#8220;Here, let me ask you. What do you think?</i></p><p dir="ltr">When giving a speech to Ohio EPA workers a few years ago, Kasich suddenly went off topic and began shouting about a police officer who had given him a ticket three years earlier. &#8220;Have you ever been stopped by a police officer that&#8217;s an&#160;<i>idiot?&#8221;</i>&#160;he began. He proceeded to tell the riveting story of his traffic violation to the EPA administrators, yelling about &#8220;this&#160;<i>idiot!</i>&#160;&#8230; He&#8217;s an IDIOT!&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Based on the dashcam video immediately released by the police, Kasich had been in the wrong, and the officer &#8212; you know, &#8220;the IDIOT&#8221; &#8212; was perfectly polite about it.</p><p dir="ltr">With Trump it&#8217;s exactly the opposite. The more people see of him, the more they like him. The usual pattern is: Trump says something perfectly sensible, the media lie about it, then voters find out the truth and like him more and the media less.</p><p dir="ltr">Ironically, it&#8217;s Kasich who has been complaining the loudest about the alleged billions of dollars of &#8220;free media&#8221; Trump has been getting. It turns out not getting &#8220;free media&#8221; was a godsend for Kasich and Cruz.</p><p dir="ltr"><i>COPYRIGHT 2016 ANN COULTER&#160;</i><br><i>DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK</i></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/">Big Government</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/">Big Journalism</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/ted-cruz/">Ted Cruz</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/john-kasich/">John Kasich</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/ann-coulter/">Ann Coulter</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-61561919823744711232016-04-27T14:07:00.001-07:002016-04-27T14:07:06.041-07:00Donald Trump on Benghazi: ‘Hillary Clinton Decided to Go Home and Sleep’<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/Hillary-Clinton-Benghazi-Testimony-AP-640x480.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/alex-swoyer/">ALEX SWOYER</a>27 Apr 2016Washington, DC<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/27/donald-trump-benghazi-hillary-clinton-decided-go-home-sleep/#disqus_thread">902</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, looking toward the general election, criticized Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton and President Obama&#8217;s foreign policy during his formal address on Wednesday at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.</b></p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;We have made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before,&#8221; Trump said. &#8220;Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS. And we&#8217;re in a war against radical Islam, but President Obama won&#8217;t even name the enemy!&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;We&#8217;ve let our rivals and challengers think they can get away with anything,&#8221; he added.&#160;&#8220;If President Obama&#8217;s goal had been to weaken America, he could not have done a better job.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Trump then turned his attention to Clinton.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words &#8220;radical Islam,&#8221; even as she pushes for a massive increase in refugees,&#8221; he jabbed.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump brought up the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya where four Americans died under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton&#8217;s tenure.</p><blockquote><p dir="ltr">After Secretary Clinton&#8217;s failed intervention in Libya, Islamic terrorists in Benghazi took down our consulate and killed our ambassador and three brave Americans. Then, instead of taking charge that night, Hillary Clinton decided to go home and sleep! Incredible.</p><p dir="ltr">Clinton blames it all on a video, an excuse that was a total lie. Our Ambassador was murdered and our Secretary of State misled the nation &#8211; and by the way, she was not awake to take that call at 3 o&#8217;clock in the morning.<br></p></blockquote><p dir="ltr"><br>&#8220;And now ISIS is making millions of dollars a week selling Libyan oil,&#8221; Trump charged, vowing, &#8220;This will change when I am president.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Trump&#8217;s full foreign policy speech can be read&#160;<a href="https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-foreign-policy-speech">here</a>.</p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/">Big Government</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/hillary-clinton/">Hillary Clinton</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/obama/">Obama</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/foreign-policy/">foreign policy</a><br></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-41052792451887478682016-04-26T19:56:00.001-07:002016-04-26T19:56:12.305-07:00IT'S OFFICIAL=> Ted Cruz Is Mathematically ELIMINATED from GOP Race - With Chart<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio<br>iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=www.thegatewaypundit.com">www.thegatewaypundit.com</p><p dir="ltr">Guest post by Joe Hoft</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/cruz-frown-575x324.jpeg"></p><p dir="ltr">As we predicted&#160;<a href="http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/04/april-cruzs-last-hurrah/">on April 2nd</a>&#8230;. &#160;&#160;&#160;As of today, April 26, 2016,,&#160;Ted Cruz is mathematically&#160;eliminated from winning the Republican nomination outright.</p><p dir="ltr">On April 2nd&#160;we predicted that Donald Trump would have 953 delegates as of today (needing only 284 delegates for the nomination) and that Cruz would have 550 delegates as of today (needing 687 to win the nomination).</p><p dir="ltr">We also predicted that only 634 delegates would remain and therefore Cruz would need more delegates than would be available.</p><p dir="ltr">Ted Cruz is eliminated.It is clear that Cruz was eliminated tonight.It is not clear yet on how devastating the final numbers will be for Ted Cruz.</p><p dir="ltr">After winning all five primaries tonight &#8212; &#160;Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania &#8212; Donald Trump has&#160;945&#160;delegates&#160;so far.</p><p dir="ltr">Ted Cruz&#160;<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2016/presidential-primary-caucus-results">finished third</a>&#160;in Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island.</p><p dir="ltr">There are fewer delegates remaining than we originally projected because the delegates in Wyoming, Colorado and North Dakota were allocated in<a href="http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/04/disgusting-colorado-trump-delegate-scratched-list-gop-convention-cruzers-take-delegates/">shady voter-less elections</a>&#160;after April 2nd.</p><p dir="ltr">After tonight&#8217;s primaries Cruz has &#8212; 559 delegates &#8211; He did not win a single delegate tonight.Cruz needs 678 delegates to reach 1,237 delegates.There are only 651 available.It&#8217;s over.</p><p dir="ltr">Here is the updated chart with tonight&#8217;s results.<img src="http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/cruz-done--575x330.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">Our April 2nd projections for Trump and Cruz were very close to the actual results.</p><p dir="ltr">Ted Cruz is Mathematically Eliminated from winning the GOP nomination outright and has fewer wins than Bernie Sanders.</p><p dir="ltr">COMMENTS</p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-28690082839838627892016-04-26T17:51:00.001-07:002016-04-26T17:51:34.705-07:00TRUMP SWEEPS CT, MD, PA, DE, RI YUUG WIN!!!<p dir="ltr">Trump, Clinton claim early victories in Northeast primaries</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=hosted.ap.org">hosted.ap.org</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://hosted.ap.org/photos/0/0328cb0655da4cde8710e88ea2074ec9_0-small.jpg"><a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/photos/0/0328cb0655da4cde8710e88ea2074ec9_0.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT"></a>AP Photo/Matt Rourke</p><p dir="ltr">PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump swept to easy victories Tuesday in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania primaries, keeping the brash billionaire on his narrow path to the GOP nomination. Hillary Clinton carried Maryland's Democratic contest, the first in what her campaign hoped would be a strong night for the former secretary of state.</p><p dir="ltr">Votes were also being counted in Delaware and Rhode Island.</p><p dir="ltr">Clinton hoped to emerge from Tuesday's contests on the brink of becoming the first woman nominated by a major party. She's already increasingly looking past rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator vows to stay in the race until primary voting ends in June.</p><p dir="ltr">Still, there were some signs that Sanders' campaign was coming to grips with his difficult position. Top aide Tad Devine said that after Tuesday's results were known, "we'll decide what we're going to do going forward."</p><p dir="ltr">Trump's victories padded his delegate totals, yet the Republican contest remains chaotic. The businessman is the only candidate left in the three-person race who could possibly clinch the nomination through the regular voting process, yet he could still fall short of the 1,237 delegates he needs.</p><p dir="ltr">GOP rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich are desperately trying to keep him from that magic number and push the race to a convention fight, where complicated rules would govern the nominating process. The Texas senator and Ohio governor even took the rare step of announcing plans to coordinate in upcoming contests to try to minimize Trump's delegate totals.</p><p dir="ltr">But that effort did little to stop Trump from a big showing in the Northeast. His campaign was hoping for a clean sweep of all five contests, where 172 Republican delegates were up for grabs.</p><p dir="ltr">Cruz spent Tuesday in Indiana, which votes next week. Indiana is one of Cruz's last best chances to slow Trump, and Kasich's campaign is pulling out of the state to give him a better opportunity to do so.</p><p dir="ltr">"Tonight this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain," Cruz said during an evening rally in Knightstown, Indiana.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump has railed against his rivals' coordination, panning it as "pathetic," and has also cast efforts to push the nomination fight to the convention as evidence of a rigged process that favors political insiders.</p><p dir="ltr">Yet there's no doubt Trump is trying to lead a party deeply divided by his candidacy. In Pennsylvania, exit polls showed nearly 4 in 10 GOP voters said they would be excited by Trump becoming president, but the prospect of the real estate mogul in the White House scares a quarter of those who cast ballots in the state's Republican primary.</p><p dir="ltr">The exit polls were conducted by Edison Research for The Associated Press and television networks.</p><p dir="ltr">Trump's victory in Pennsylvania guaranteed him 17 of the state's delegates. An additional 54 are elected directly by voters - three in each congressional district. However, their names are listed on the ballot with no information about which presidential candidate they support.</p><p dir="ltr">Those delegates will attend the GOP convention as free agents, able to vote for the candidate of their choice.</p><p dir="ltr">Democrats award delegates proportionally, which allowed Clinton to maintain her lead over Sanders even as he rattled off a string of wins in previous contests. According to the AP count, Clinton has 1,946 delegates while Sanders has 1,192.</p><p dir="ltr">That count includes delegates won in primaries and caucuses, as well as superdelegates - party insiders who can back the candidate of their choice, regardless of how their state votes.</p><p dir="ltr">Clinton's campaign is eager for Sanders to tone down his attacks on the former secretary of state if he's going to continue in the race. She's been reminding voters of the 2008 Democratic primary, when she endorsed Barack Obama after a tough campaign and urged her supporters to rally around her former rival.</p><p dir="ltr">Ahead of Tuesday's results, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said that while Sanders has run a "unique and powerful" campaign, he does not believe the Vermont senator will be the party's nominee.</p><p dir="ltr">According to exit polls, less than a fifth of Democratic voters said they would not support Clinton if she gets the nomination. The exit polls were conducted in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland.</p><p dir="ltr">---</p><p dir="ltr">Pace reported from Washington. Associated Press writers Michael Rubinkam in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, and Ken Thomas, Laurie Kellman, Chad Day, Stephen Ohlemacher and Hope Yen in Washington contributed to this report.</p><p dir="ltr">---</p><p dir="ltr">Follow Julie Pace and Catherine Lucey on Twitter at:<a href="http://twitter.com/jpaceDC">http://twitter.com/jpaceDC</a>&#160;and<a href="http://twitter.com/catherine-lucey">http://twitter.com/catherine-lucey</a></p><p dir="ltr">COMMENTS</p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-27909283946792047072016-04-26T01:19:00.001-07:002016-04-26T01:19:17.748-07:00GOP Donor: ‘Somebody Ought to Be Indicted for ‘Right to Rise’… I would sue them’<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.com/SmythRadio<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/02/Jeb-Bush-Getty-1-640x480.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">Getty</p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/breitbart-news/">BREITBART NEWS</a>24 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/24/gop-donor-somebody-indicted-right-rise-sue/#disqus_thread">245</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b><i><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/">Jonathan Swan writes in The Hill:</a></i></b></p><blockquote><p dir="ltr">Republican mega-donors, increasingly fed up with their party&#8217;s circus-like presidential primary, are sitting on their checkbooks until the nominee is decided.</p><p dir="ltr">GOP campaigns and super-PACs saw dismal fundraising figures in March. John Kasich&#8217;s campaign took in $4.5 million and his supporting super-PAC $2.8 million for the month &#8212; numbers Democratic candidate&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)</p><p dir="ltr">16%</p><p dir="ltr">&#8217;s campaign can beat on a good day.</p><p dir="ltr">And&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">isn&#8217;t doing much better. After a strong start, the pro-Cruz super-PAC&#8217;s income has slowed to a trickle, and his campaign took in just $12.5 million in March &#8212; less than half of Democratic presidential front-runner&#160;<a href="http://thehill.com/people/hillary-clinton">Hillary Clinton</a>&#8217;s campaign haul and about a quarter of Sanders&#8217;s total.</p><p dir="ltr">Interviews with major Republican donors and fundraisers reveal that many are fed up after early enthusiasm for unsuccessful candidates. Many of these donors spent millions on the super-PACs supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen.&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)</p><p dir="ltr">79%</p><p dir="ltr">, former favorites who dropped out of the race after getting throttled by&#160;<a href="http://thehill.com/people/donald-trump">Donald Trump</a>.</p><p dir="ltr">[&#8230;]<br></p></blockquote><p dir="ltr"><br></p><blockquote><p dir="ltr">Doug Deason, a multimillionaire Texas businessman whose family spent $5 million supporting Rick Perry and has now thrown $200,000 behind a Cruz super-PAC, said the feeling among his donor friends goes beyond exhaustion.</p><p dir="ltr">He said many establishment donors believe their money has been wasted this cycle, with the only winners being the high-priced consultants who have gotten rich by charging commissions on ad buys.</p><p dir="ltr">Donors &#8220;are upset about how their money was spent and the bang they got for their buck. &#8230; They are suspicious, and rightfully so,&#8221; Deason told The Hill.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Somebody should be indicted over Right to Rise,&#8221; he added, referring to the super-PAC that spent more than $100 million in a failed attempt to make Bush the Republican nominee.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;I would sue them for fraud.<br></p></blockquote><p dir="ltr"><br>You can read the rest of the story&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/">here.</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/">Big Government</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donors/">donors</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/super-pacs/">Super PACs</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-47933038040743808482016-04-26T01:11:00.001-07:002016-04-26T01:11:53.897-07:00Rape Trees, Dead Migrants and the Consequences of an Open Border<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio<br>citbart Texas/Bob Price<br>by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/darby-price/">BRANDON DARBY AND BOB PRICE</a>25 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/04/25/rape-trees-dead-migrants-consequences-open-border/#disqus_thread">1,260</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Many of the most caring people in the U.S. think they are helping the poor from Latin America by leaving our Southwest border wide open between ports-of-entry, but they are not. Several of the transnational criminal organizations (cartels) operating in Central America and Mexico make an estimated one-third or more of their profits from illegal immigration. Specifically, two groups below Texas, the Gulf and Los Zetas cartels, are largely fueled by the trafficking and smuggling of human beings.</b></p><p dir="ltr">The&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/cartel-chroniclesa-com/">brutality of these criminal groups</a>, from incinerating innocents in a network of ovens to their near complete control of state and local governments, is largely paid for by funds generated from illegal immigration&#8211;a shadowy economic engine that is only possible because we refuse to properly secure our border with Mexico.</p><p dir="ltr">Women and young girls from Central America are routinely given birth control or morning after pills by their mothers in anticipation of the likely sexual assaults that will occur on their illicit journey to the United States.</p><p dir="ltr">These females are often raped immediately upon making it to their first stop once they arrive in a Mexican stash house from Guatemala. They then are shipped to the U.S.-Mexico border, usually to Reynosa, Mexico, immediately south of McAllen, Texas. In the process of making it from the first stash house to the second, the women and young girls are often sexually assaulted or raped again by the smuggler&#8211;or group of smugglers&#8211;taking them between the two locations. The sexual assaults and rapes then often happen again in the second Mexican stash house of their journey.</p><p dir="ltr">They are then trickled into the U.S. across the porous border and brought to a third stash house in a U.S. border town, usually in or near McAllen, Texas. They are often sexually assaulted or raped again by the operator of the stash house, if they are deemed attractive by the criminals operating the clandestine facility. They are stockpiled until the cartel wants to send a large load of narcotics across the Rio Grande. The cartel then sends a large load of humans across in one area and then a drug load across in another.</p><p dir="ltr">Once the human beings are in Texas, another smuggler then picks up the women and young girls and drives them with a coyote to a point along Highway 281 just before the Border patrol checkpoint immediately south of Falfurrias, Texas. The checkpoint is approximately 85 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.</p><p dir="ltr"><b>Rape trees</b></p><p dir="ltr">The women and young girls exit the vehicle with their coyote and attempt to make their way around the checkpoint. Most of the apprehended illegal migrants say they were told it would be a 30-minute hike and that they were given a gallon of water for their trip. The reality is that the hike usually takes 3-4 days. It is common for the coyote to sexually assault or rape the females on this stretch of the journey as well. These coyotes usually remove an article of clothing from the female they rape and they tie it tightly to a tree&#8212;a rape tree.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;The rape trees are a common practice in this area,&#8221; said Daniel Walden, a human trafficking investigator and instructor who founded a team of volunteer police officers who donate their time to help patrol in Brooks County, which is among Texas&#8217; poorest counties. &#8220;The women are warned in Mexico that they likely will be raped and assaulted during the trafficking process. It is common for mothers to put their young daughters on the pill or some other form of contraception before sending them north.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Human trafficking is about the smuggler having power and control over their victims. The rape trees send a signal to those who follow about what will happen if you get out of line. The women are terrorized into submission,&#8221; Walden explained during an interview with Breitbart Texas.&#160;&#8220;While I have only seen one rape tree personally, we get reports from inside the ranches about them on a regular basis.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/Rape-Tree-in-Brooks-County-AP-Photo-Eric-Gay.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">Articles of female clothing often left hanging on a &#8220;rape tree&#8221; as a trophy. (AP File Photo/Eric Gay)</p><p dir="ltr">Linda Vickers is one of those ranchers. Her ranch is located just north of the Border Patrol checkpoint south of Falfurrias. These smuggled aliens are led across her property on a regular basis.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Many years ago, I used to see bras and women&#8217;s jeans hung in trees on our property, but I didn&#8217;t know why,&#8221; Vickers told Breitbart Texas in an interview on Saturday. &#8220;I do now.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/121313-rape-tree1-1024x602.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">A rape tree discovered on the Vicker&#8217;s ranch near Falfurrias, Texas. (File Photo Courtesy of Linda Vickers)</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;It is common to find not only these rape trees, but condoms as well,&#8221; the Texas rancher explained. &#8220;I find these rape trees and condoms to be unnerving and it is a reminder of the unsavory character of the criminal trespassers on my ranch. It makes me very angry.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Vickers said she is often asked if she feels safe on the ranch she calls home. &#8220;I would not if not for my pistol, my own alertness to my surroundings and my K-9s,&#8221; she explained. &#8220;These dogs let me live a normal life out here without fear.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">The South Texas rancher recounted episodes on her ranch where they found groups of women and young girls. &#8220;These women and girls would huddle up together away from the men after the groups were captured,&#8221; Vickers said.</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/040214b-86rpt-76-bp-apps.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">Norma and Delia (age 12), both from Mexico waiting for Border Patrol agents. (Photo Courtesy of Linda Vickers)</p><p dir="ltr">She described a scene where a Mexican woman named Norma had teamed up with a 12-year-old girl named Delia. They were not related but Norma had taken Delia under her wing to protect her. The two had become separated from their smugglers the day before being found on the Vicker&#8217;s ranch. &#8220;I thought it was nice of her to take care of the young girl as they were traveling through this very dangerous territory.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr"><b>The injured and tired left to die</b></p><p dir="ltr">Some of the women and young girls get hurt; an ankle gets sprained, a foot broken, or they simply get exhausted and can&#8217;t physically continue. They are then left to die by their coyote&#8212;and they often do. The county that the Falfurrias checkpoint is in is Brooks County. They have six deputies to patrol nearly 1,000 square miles. Forty-four bodies were found in the area in 2014 alone, with 129 found last year. Some are men, some are women, but all were left to die after an injury or the inability to keep up with the group they were traveling with.</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/DSC_0401-1024x678.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">The Salvadoran woman being interviewed by volunteer Brooks County deputy Daniel Walden was&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2014/07/19/young-honduran-woman-saved-from-buzzards-and-sex-traffickers-near-falfurrias/">left behind to die in Brooks County</a>&#160;because she twisted her knee. (File Photo: Breitbart Texas/Bob Price)</p><p dir="ltr">Some of the illegal migrants make their way to a road and get rescued by law enforcement, others are not so lucky and they are found dead under a tree, usually half-eaten by vultures and other animals. Some of the women and young girls are picked up by sex traffickers who patrol the area looking for vulnerable prey.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;The woman from El Salvador was very lucky that morning when we found her,&#8221; Walden said recalling the 2014 incident. &#8220;First she was lucky to find her way to a roadway where she could be discovered. The brush land all looks the same and experienced hikers get lost in minutes without navigational aids. The temperature that day was heading to the high 90&#8217;s and water is scarce.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;She was also lucky it was us that found her and not one of the human trafficking coyotes in the area that routinely drive along this particular road,&#8221; the deputy continued. &#8220;They are looking for women just like her they can turn into sex slaves in one of Texas&#8217; larger cities.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">The women and young girls who are lucky enough to get apprehended by law enforcement often refuse to talk about their assaults until much later. Many of them express fear for themselves or their families, as the coyotes have often threatened to kill them if the victim talks about the ordeal.</p><p dir="ltr">Breitbart Texas witnessed first-hand, the horrible deaths that befell many of the travelers through this region. The photo above is one of two Mexican men left to die along the trail after they became too weak to keep up. After receiving a 911 call at the Brooks County Sheriff&#8217;s office, Border Patrol BORSTAR rescue teams searched for more than a day to find the two men. The one pictured above was found first. About 12 hours later, the second man was found further up the trail.</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/04/DSC_0213-300x225.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">In the Brooks County Sheriff&#8217;s Office, Chief Deputy Benny Martinez is no stranger to the death and suffering caused by our country&#8217;s open border policy. His department&#8217;s small staff of deputies are routinely sent out to recover the remains of the victims or pick up the survivors. His very small and underfunded department is supplemented by the volunteer efforts of those like Walden and his Border Brotherhood of Texas volunteer deputies.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Fortunately, because of the efforts of our deputies, the Border Patrol&#8217;s presence, help from the State of Texas with Texas Rangers, Department of Public Safety Troopers, and members of the Texas State Guard, the number of deaths this year is lower,&#8221; Martinez told Breitbart Texas in an interview. &#8220;We have worked hard to do as much as we can with the limited resources we have and have pushed state officials to send us help. The lives saved as a result speaks to&#160;how well our people are doing.&#8221;</p><p dir="ltr">Countless Border Patrol agents and county law enforcement officers from across the entire 1,994-mile Southwest border with Mexico have repeated their versions&#160;of these same stories&#8212;ad-nauseam. The&#160;journeys and time spent by Breitbart Texas in&#160;border communities from the coast of Texas to the coast of California all share commonality in that women and young girls are exploited in a similar fashion by the coyotes who bring them into the U.S. illegally. There are minor differences, dependent upon the region, but they all share the same core: Mexican cartels and the human smugglers to whom they lease routes exploit the porous U.S.-Mexico border and humanity&#8217;s most vulnerable always suffer the most.</p><p dir="ltr"><i>Follow Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby on Twitter:&#160;</i><i><a href="https://twitter.com/brandondarby?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author">@brandondarby</a></i></p><p dir="ltr"><i>Bob Price&#160;serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas and is a member of the original Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter:&#160;</i><i><a href="https://twitter.com/BobPriceBBTX">@BobPriceBBTX</a></i><i>.</i></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/">Big Government</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/texas/">Breitbart Texas</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/border/">Border</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/human-trafficking/">Human Trafficking</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/human-smuggling/">Human Smuggling</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-85972223398291797432016-04-26T00:51:00.001-07:002016-04-26T00:51:40.120-07:00Mike Huckabee on Ted Cruz, John Kasich: ‘I Wish They Wanted to Stop Hillary’<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com <br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio</p><p dir="ltr"><img src="http://media.breitbart.com/media/2016/01/AP_306959416988-640x480.jpg"></p><p dir="ltr">AP Photo/Evan Vucci</p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/alex-swoyer/">ALEX SWOYER</a>25 Apr 2016Washington, DC<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/04/25/mike-huckabee-cruz-kasich-wish-wanted-stop-hillary-not-trump/#disqus_thread">1,360</a></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Former GOP presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is weighing in on&#160;</b></p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">and Ohio Gov. John Kasich&#8217;s coordinated plan to stop Donald Trump in upcoming primaries.</p><p dir="ltr">&#8220;Cruz, Kasich join forces to stop Trump. I wish they wanted to stop Hillary and much as they did the Republican who is beating both of them,&#8221; Huckabee posted on Twitter late Sunday night.</p><p dir="ltr">Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Huckabee&#8217;s daughter, joined Trump&#8217;s campaign after Huckabee suspended his campaign in February.</p><p dir="ltr">The Kasich and Cruz campaigns announced Sunday night that Cruz will focus on Indiana and Kasich will focus on Oregon and New Mexico in order to prevent Trump from obtaining 1,237 delegates to obtain the GOP nomination ahead of the Republican National Convention in July.</p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/">Big Government</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/ted-cruz/">Ted Cruz</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/john-kasich/">John Kasich</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/mike-huckabee/">Mike Huckabee</a></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4847498114149127423.post-2366348522596867562016-04-25T22:52:00.001-07:002016-04-25T22:52:50.679-07:00Cruz on Kasich Alliance: ‘The Trump Campaign Is Scared’<p dir="ltr">Listen to Military Veteran Talk Radio iHeart.SmythRadio.com<br>Facebook.com/SmythRadio<br></p><p dir="ltr">by&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/author/pam-key/">PAM KEY</a>25 Apr 2016<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/04/25/cruz-kasich-alliance-understand-donald-scared/#disqus_thread">3,283</a></p><p dir="ltr">Monday in Indiana, Republican presidential candidate&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)</p><p dir="ltr">97%</p><p dir="ltr">explained the alliance between himself and his opponent&#160;Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) to take on the current party front-runner Donald Trump.</p><p dir="ltr"><i>Partial transcript as follows:</i></p><blockquote><p dir="ltr">CRUZ: It is abundantly clear that nobody is getting to 1237. We are headed to a contested convention. And at a contested convention, Donald Trump is in real trouble. Why? Because he cannot earn the support of a majority of the delegates elected by the people. Donald has had consistently a hard ceiling of about 40% that he can&#8217;t break. Donald has been a minority candidate, a fringe candidate. Now, he&#8217;s benefited early in the race by having a multitude of opponents where the opposition to Donald was diffuse. But what we have seen happening over the last month is the Republican Party uniting behind our campaign. Indeed, of the 17 candidates who started this race, five have now endorsed our campaign. Rick Perry,&#160;</p><p dir="ltr">Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)</p><p dir="ltr">35%</p><p dir="ltr">, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Carla Fiorina. We are seeing the full spectrum of the Republican Party uniting. And let me say something about the Hoosier state. There is a common sense sensibility about this great state. You&#8217;ve had leaders like governor Mitch Daniels, like governor Mike Pence, who roll up their sleeves and solve problems. Who understand that when you cut taxes and lift regulations, the result is small businesses grow and jobs expand. We need a president in the spirit of Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence. that is exact low what this campaign is based on. My number one priority as president is jobs and economic growth. If I&#8217;m elected president, we&#8217;ll repeal every word of Obamacare. We will pass a simple flat tax and abolish the IRS. We will rein in the EPA and the federal regulators, especially the EPA that is killing the coal industry, killing tens of thousands of jobs here in the state of Indiana. And we will stop amnesty and end sanctuary cities. And the effect of all of that is that we&#8217;re going to see millions and millions of new high-paying jobs coming back to America. We&#8217;re going to see wages rising again. We&#8217;re going to see manufacturing jobs coming back to Indiana, coming back from China, coming back from Mexico. We&#8217;re going to see young people coming out of school having two, three, four, five, job opportunities again. That&#8217;s what this election is all about.&#160; last question.</p><p dir="ltr">REPORTER: To voters who have watched you run as an outsider all these months now see you making this deal to John Kasich, how do you justify that as not collusion?</p><p dir="ltr">CRUZ:&#160; Listen, I have been from day one an outsider. And the proof is in the pudding &#8212;&#160; but now you&#8217;re &#8211;he proof is in the pudding. The voters can ask who has stood up and led the fight against the Washington cartel from day one. I am the only candidate who has taken on not just Democrats but leaders in my own party over and over and over again. When I ran for senate, I promised the people of Texas I would lead the fight against Obamacare. That&#8217;s what I did in the senate, much to the annoyance of the Washington cartel. As president, I&#8217;ll repeal every word of Obamacare. When I ran for senate in Texas, I promised the voters I would lead the fight against amnesty. That&#8217;s what I did in the senate, leading the fight against the gang of eight amnesty bill. At the same time that Donald Trump was funding the gang of eight, giving over $50,000 to the proponents of amnesty, I was leading the fight and we defeated amnesty in congress. as president. I will stop amnesty. We&#8217;ll secure the borders, we&#8217;ll end sanctuary cities and we will end welfare benefits for those here illegally.</p><p dir="ltr">REPORTER: Respectfully, sir, how is it not collusion? What do you say to those people who say that it&#8217;s collusion? Donald Trump is saying that you are colluding and we expect to hear from him again and again.</p><p dir="ltr">CRUZ: I understand that Donald will whine. That&#8217;s what he does. Donald is a sore loser. When he lost five states in a low in landslide elections, Donald through a tantrum. His response is to attack the voters. His response is to attack the people. Yes, I get that the Trump campaign is scared. They&#8217;re scared of Indiana. If Donald wasn&#8217;t scared, he&#8217;d show up in Indiana and have a debate. But he would much rather hide in Trump Tower. He&#8217;d much rather stay in northeastern states that tend to be more liberal than actually come to the Midwest, come to the heartland and defend his policies. The past week Donald Trump agreed with Hillary Clinton on raising taxes. In the past week Donald Trump came out and agreed with Hillary Clinton that adult grown men should be able to go into little girls restrooms. And in the past week, Donald Trump&#8217;s campaign manager, who is a long-time Washington lobbyist, and this is important for people to understand, the entire Trump campaign is run by Washington lobbyists. it is the Washington cartel. It is the lobbyists who are running his campaign. His lobbyist campaign manager went and talked to the top brass of the RNC and said Donald is just putting on an act. This is a role he&#8217;s playing. He&#8217;s just on stage. He&#8217;s just pretending. He doesn&#8217;t mean what he said. Now, at first the Trump camp denied that. That&#8217;s their standard is to deny everything. Unfortunately for them, it was actually caught on tape, so we have the tape of Donald Trump&#8217;s lobbyist campaign manager saying this is all an act, this is all a fake, he&#8217;s a phony. Interestingly enough, that&#8217;s almost the exact same thing Donald Trump told &#8220;The New York Times&#8221; back in January when he sat down with &#8220;The New York Times&#8221; editorial board. Trump told them he doesn&#8217;t believe what he&#8217;s saying on immigration, he&#8217;s not going to build a wall, he&#8217;s not going to deport anyone. Once again, &#8220;The New York Times&#8221; has a tape. Now, the Trump campaign denies he says that but won&#8217;t let &#8220;The Times&#8221; release the tape. If he didn&#8217;t say he&#8217;s not going to build a wall, he&#8217;s not going to deport anyone and he&#8217;s simply faking it on immigration, then Donald should release the tape. His supporters should demand that he release the tape and prove his innocence. Donald won&#8217;t do that for the same reason that he won&#8217;t show up at a debate. because this is a fraud that the lobbyists in Washington are attempting to perpetuate on the American people. This is a fraud. The stakes are too high for us to get fooled again. And we&#8217;re all used to politicians who betray us after they get elected. Donald is betraying us before he gets elected and he&#8217;s telling us he&#8217;s lying to us. And so we are fighting to beat Donald Trump for the nomination. We are going to beat Donald Trump for the nomination. No one is getting to 1237, we&#8217;re headed to a contested convention. And at that convention the nominee will be decided by whoever can earn the support of a majority of the delegates elected by the people. And I&#160; believe the only candidate who will be able to do that is me. And when we earn the support of a majority of the delegates we&#8217;re going to go forward and beat Hillary Clinton in November. Donald can&#8217;t &#8212; it would be a disaster for Republicans, for conservatives and for the country.</p><p dir="ltr">And, yes, I understand that the Trump campaign is going to scream and cry. That&#8217;s what they do. whining is what they do. because you notice, it is never, ever, ever Donald&#8217;s fault. Can anyone think of any instance when Donald has ever said he&#8217;s done anything wrong? It does not appear that he thinks that&#8217;s possible, that Donald could do something wrong. So it&#8217;s always the voters&#8217; fault. It&#8217;s always the people&#8217;s fault. It&#8217;s always somebody else&#8217;s fault. But Donald J. Trump you know what, we need a president who understands the principle of the buck stops here. Donald Trump needs to learn to take some responsibility for and if he wants to make the case, show up and debate. Don&#8217;t hide behind your media surrogates. Because you&#8217;re terrified of scrutiny. Answer the questions from the voters. Have it be a town hall, real Hoosiers asking real questions about real problems. And if Donald is too terrified to answer the questions asked by the people of Indiana, how on earth is he going to stand on a debate stage with Hillary Clinton. If he&#8217;s scared of the voters now, how bad do you think he would be in a general election. and by the way, we&#8217;ve all seen a candidate in a general election who&#8217;s a loose cannon who will say any given thing on any given day. Who will wake up one day and say as Donald trump did that he thinks women should be punished for having abortions. That&#8217;s an absurd position. &#8212; Every day if Donald Trump were the nominee, we would see a circus of loose cannon statements that he tries to walk back the next day. d that would result in disaster for Republicans across the country. Now, I get that Hillary Clinton would be thrilled to see the Donald Trump train wreck in the general election. I get that the media, the network execs in just about every network are card-carrying Democrats, they are ready for Hillary. Nothing would thrill them more than a bloodbath that elects Hillary Clinton and gets great ratings while it&#8217;s happening. That is the perfect storm from a media network executive&#8217;s view, but it is a terrible outcome for the people. And this election is going to be decided by the people. And the Hoosier state, the entire country, its eyes are on this great state to choose between path do we want to go down. Do we want to go down the path of nominating a candidate whose entire campaign platform consists of yelling and screaming and cursing and insulting anyone and everyone it can find. Or do we want instead a positive, optimistic, forward-looking conservative campaign with real policy solutions to the challenges facing this country.<br></p></blockquote><p dir="ltr"><br><i>Follow Pam Key on Twitter&#160;</i><i><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/">@pamkeyNEN</a></i></p><p dir="ltr"><b>Read More Stories About:</b></p><p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/video/">Breitbart TV</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/">2016 Presidential Race</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/ted-cruz/">Ted Cruz</a>,&#160;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/tag/john-kasich/">John Kasich</a><br></p>Sick Biashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07963582960404827604noreply@blogger.com0