Senators Rubio, Graham Propose Online Poker Ban

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are introducing the Senate’s version of the Restoring America’s Wire Act (RAWA) bill, which would make online poker and gambling a federal crime.

In February, RAWA was introduced in the House by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).

RAWA would overrule the U.S. Department of Justice’s official interpretation of anti-wagering laws by rewording…

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Mark Levin Calls for Resignation of Boehner and McConnell

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In light of the obvious duplicity by Senate Leader Mitch McConnell in the past but especially over the weekend, and the continuing deceit by Speaker Boehner,  Mark Levin has called for McConnell and Boehner to resign for the good of the American people.

Via Mark Levin’s Facebook:

It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign

It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign for the good of the nation and the Republican Party. The nation and GOP are both suffering as a result of the unwillingness or inability of McConnell and Boehner to effectively defend either. Instead, these politicians are consumed with consolidating their own power on Capitol Hill and silencing opponents who dare to challenge their ironfisted rule. Sadly, they rarely act in the best interests of America’s future. Indeed, time and again they have delivered victory after victory for Obama and his radical agenda — from spending, borrowing, and Obamacare to illegal immigration, Iran and “trade” power. Never before has a Congress controlled by one party been so thoroughly impotent. This is due to the disastrous leadership of McConnell and Boehner. It is time for younger, wiser, and more courageous Republican leadership — constitutional conservatives who understand the role of a statesman in perilous times — who are willing to truly lead the nation and the Republican Party based on America’s enlightened principles, advance the cause of liberty and republican government, and make the case everyday to the American people.

Mark is right, we should all be calling for the crony leadership, sick with power, to resign immediately.

The deleterious effects of this Republican leadership will ruin any chances of a 2016 Republican president, as they continue to ignore the American people’s priorities and instead, work for their own gain.

As Ted Cruz pointed out last week, McConnell denied three times that a deal on corporate welfare was reached after he witnessed a huddle on the Senate floor during the Trade Agreement argument.  He asked McConnell if a deal was made then, and McConnell said there was not, he said so emphatically.  In fact, The Hill mentions that there was a deal McConnell had with Democrat Barbara Boxer, to bring up the EX-IM Welfare for Banks, and that the vote to defund Obamacare was added simply to appease conservatives.  McConnell has the power to change the rule in the Senate that amendments that are not germane to the lead bill require 60 votes, he can change that, but will not, and claims chaos if he does.  The truth is, McConnell wants what the Democrats want, not what the people want.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had set up the vote (on Obamacare defunding) last week as a tradeoff for some in his party who condemned the planned vote to revive the bank, part of the leadership’s deal with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).

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Now, McConnell blocked Lee’s amendment to defund Planned Parenthood in light of the horrific evidence that they are selling baby parts, and Boehner needs more evidence before he tries to defund it.   Cruz’s amendment to stop the Iran deal, was also blocked.  These are two extremely timely and important issues to the American people, and especially the Republican Party, and in the aftermath, Cruz laid into the useless leadership.

“To see the so-called Republican leader whip against allowing a vote to defund Planned Parenthood … makes clear that the McConnell-Reid leadership is united in favor of Big Government spending and debt and power.” Cruz charged.

“In the entire course of this debate neither the majority leader nor any other senator has denied that he looked me in the eye and he looked every other Republican senator in the eye, and he flat-out said” there was “no deal on the Export-Import Bank. But he answered the subsequent question: Will you do anything to press it forward and press a vote?

“He told us this: I haven’t given them anything, I told them they could do what any other senator did. But what we saw on Friday is that statement was on its face objectively false.”

There is no question Cruz and Lee are rocking the boat, and the reaction by the resident RINOs tells the whole story.

  • “I think he’s going down a road very few senators go,” said Lindsey Graham.
  • “Let’s even assume that he’s right, which he wasn’t, you still don’t do that,” said Sen. John McCain.
  • “If the rule that the junior senator from Texas is arguing for is embraced, we will lose all control of the Senate schedule. There will be chaos,” said John Cornyn.

But the American people need leadership, and that’s what Cruz and Lee are providing.  It is as Sarah Palin said, Shake The Foundations, Rock The Boat, and only dead fish go with the flow.  Ronald Reagan’s whole political revolution was based on changing the status quo.  It must be done, they won’t like it, but the people must be heard.

 

Ted Cruz is Probably the Only Human That Ever Got Code Pink to Shut Up and Listen

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There is no other candidate for President who could, as Senator Ted Cruz has, controlled a chaotic situation, directed and encouraged dialogue between two very different philosophical viewpoints, and at the same time, exposed the extreme American Left for who they are, and how they come to their conclusions.

The “spokesman” Cruz is discussing the situation with Iran with, is Medea Benjamin.  Ms. Benjamin is the co-founder of Code Pink, a group that is a product of the war in Iraq, and since that war began, has done pretty much what you see here when there is a rally against the Islamic State of Iran and the nuke deal, but also whenever there is a rally against Islamic extremism, or a rally for Israel.

Benjamin is Jewish, yet supports the Palestinians against Israel.  She and Code Pink were some of the first instigators of the whipping up of anger against Mubarak in Egypt during the “Arab Spring” that ended up electing Morsi, the radical who is now awaiting fulfillment of his own death sentence.  And as you can see from the video, she equates resistance to the Iran deal with the murderous intentions of the “Death to America” Iranian leadership.

Most politicians get the protesters removed, like John McCain did recently, and Obama did recently.  Only Ted Cruz brought them to the fore, addressed their ideological assumptions, and for once, got Medea Benjamin to shut up and listen.

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Hillsdale College is a Godsend!

I love Hillsdale College. I received this email today, and wanted to share it.

Dear Mrs. Kuznicki,
Over the past few years, we’ve watched the things we both love about America become besieged. From being a nation dedicated to liberty, with the people in charge of the government, we have moved far toward becoming the opposite.

Many principled Americans like you have wondered, “What can I do to stop this?”

You may have wished you could go door-to-door, reminding Americans about the importance of the Constitution and of limited government to liberty, and teaching them the principles that made our country free and prosperous.

You’ve probably been tempted to become despondent as you see more of your fellow Americans become dependent on the government.

At Hillsdale College, we’ve been watching the same developments that you have and in response we’ve put together a plan to reach tens of millions of Americans on behalf of liberty over the next 18 months.

Tens of millions of Americans can wrest power back from the government.

Tens of millions of Americans can correct the course of a nation.

Please allow me to show you how you can join Hillsdale by going “door-to-door” to educate your fellow Americans and restore the spirit of liberty in this country.

Together, we can put our country on the right path. You can be a part of this ambitious plan.

Read more here >>

Warm regards,

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Larry P. Arnn
President, Hillsdale College
Pursuing Truth—Defending Liberty since 1844

 

 

I love watching the lectures online.  I feel so blessed by the fact that Hillsdale is in my wonderful state of Michigan. Pursuing Truth–Defending Liberty since 1844.  Such a terrific place.

The Big Picture on Jeb

Conservatives must look at the big picture on Jeb Bush.  The Bush family is a vicious anti-conservative power-hungry clan, and treating Jeb as just another candidate is naive and embarrassing.

 

Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner wrote an article about Erick Erickson from RedState titled, “Erick Erickson Switches on Jeb Bush.”  In it, Scarry notes that Erickson’s tone and substance on Jeb Bush changed considerably when it was announced that Jeb Bush would be attending Erickson’s “RedState gathering.”

I don’t care if Jeb Bush goes to the gathering, I don’t care that Erickson switched, he does this time and time again, goes hard right then squishes then denies, like I said, I don’t care.

But let’s understand why conservatives should give no quarter to Jeb Bush, much less call his announcement, “solid.”

According to Scarry, Erickson wrote, “[Bush] gave a defense of limited government, a defense of school choice, and a defense of religious liberty,” Erickson wrote Tuesday on Red State. “He gave a stinging and damning indictment of the past seven years without just throwing [President] Obama-bashing red meat to the crowd. And he did one key thing he needs to do going forward — focus on what was a very conservative record as Florida’s governor while ignoring his more recent statements that give conservatives justified heartburn.”

I get sick of this horse-race stuff. Jeb Bush spent like a drunken George W. Bush.  This type of, “well, gee, let’s give him a chance,” crap is over.   As if Erickson is standing back and fairly weighing his options on just who of these dozen candidates deserves a conservative medal.

Let’s understand what Jeb Bush represents, and let’s get past the naive, or perhaps fake shallowness disguised as, “being a good Christian,” about, “people on our side.”

Jeb ain’t on our side.

Jeb’s been running for president since at least 2011.  His team sent letters to all the Republican legislators who won in 2012 in battleground states.  His book came out signaling a complete shift in immigration dealings at the same time his team, (Sally Bradshaw) and allies like the Barbours who would later accuse conservatives of racism in Mississippi,  and the rest c0-authored the, “autopsy report” which slapped down conservatives as, “talking to themselves” and used the same verbiage as the book, especially the, “America looks different” part.  All the cross-over pundits like Kristol and Hume and others on Fox News began, the very day after the massive loss of the presidency in 2012, saying Republicans needed to pass “comprehensive immigration reform.” matching the tone and singular focus of John Ellis Bush’s “fundamental immigration reform.”  In May of 2013, the data of the Republican Party was, as outlined in the autopsy report, handed over to a team affiliated with Karl Rove.  At the same time, and following the outlandish changes of policy at the national Party level, local Republican Parties were cutting out conservatives, methodically, continuously, substantially.

The Republican Party is one, big lock-step totalitarian machine who, for the past four or five years have been gearing up to put Jeb Bush in the White House.  Party rules all over the nation have been tightened up, if you are a delegate and you plan to try to defeat Bush, you’ll never make it to the convention, or at least, not enough of you.

Conservatives must understand that even if you are in the Republican Party, the Party is your enemy.  I’m not saying leave, I’m just saying realize that they, and you know who I mean, aren’t going to help your “conservative purity” see the light of day.

Now, saying positive, conservative things about Jebby, who is going to a gathering he thinks will burnish his conservative credentials, even though he insists he doesn’t need conservative votes, (the same way we gotta continue to hear he was a conservative governor, which he was not) is at the very least phony, and possibly damaging to the nation at large.

Hey, I’m not saying Erickson has that much clout, I’m just saying what a bunch of baloney.

It’s not realistic, nor is it worth any conservative’s time to listen to what Jeb apologists have to say.  He doesn’t want our votes, let him shrivel on the vine without them.  He won’t get conservative Democrats, he doesn’t want them either, he is destined to fail as long as we crush him in the primaries.  This appeasement crap serves the opposite purpose.

Now is not the time for conservatives to compartmentalize the seemingly, “random” happenings in the Party in recent years.  It’s all connected, it’s all Jeb, who is nothing more than another narcissistic and condescending country club Republican nobody can stand.

And here is Erickson giving Jeb vomit-inducing advice “going forward” as a “spokesman” of conservatives.  It has to stop.

Salon Prog Confusion on Corruption in Government

corruptionA good friend pointed out an article by Bill Curry of Salon.com, as one that really hit her as one of the key issues she believes is not talked about enough and really engaged her mind amidst the political landscape.

“At Salon?” I said, thinking, “oh great, not you too!”

But she assured me this is the first time she’s ever read anything at Salon, which means of course, I have to read it, point out the problems with it, and leave her wondering if I got the point.

Don’t worry, M, I got the point.

The article is about political corruption, and Curry mentions right off the bat the problems in Africa.  I did a story not too long ago for CNS News about Nigeria where I mentioned the government’s vast and historic corruption; it is one of the main reasons Boko Haram is raping and murdering so easily there. In fact, the whole story is about how Obama won’t help Nigeria with Boko Haram unless they loosen their moral bearings on abortion.

At any rate, Curry does a pretty good job of pointing out that government corruption is rampant all over the world, and even here in America, though he believes it is difficult to point it out.  But he also writes, “America has not had a full-throated debate of political corruption since Watergate. In that scandal’s immediate aftermath Congress enacted sweeping campaign finance reforms (struck down by the Supreme Court in its vile Buckley v. Valeo decision).”

I’m not a big Nixon defender, as some conservatives are, but government corruption in Africa doesn’t compare at all to Watergate. At all.  In no way.  It’s laughable, and it’s interesting to me to see that Curry calls it a scandal immediately after calling it corruption.  See, Curry is confused, as most progs* are, about how to address issues in a new light.

(*Progs means progressives, however, I don’t like to use the word “progressive” because they are not progressive, they are pushers for a totalitarian state, which actually regresses Western Civilization and seeks rulers over man instead of equality.)

The be all and end all to modern progs was the Watergate scandal, but it doesn’t even rate when you actually look at the vast corruption that is happening in our government.  Judicial Watch has listed the most corrupt politicians for years, and they hail from both sides of the aisle.  This is why we need statesman who will put the needs of the future of this nation above his or her own financial betterment.

But, it is not just financial.  The biggest problem in Washington D.C. is that they actually believe they have the task of ruling the nation.  That corruption of power, the understanding that one man can be the master of another, has spurred more bloodshed in this nation and everywhere in the world since the beginning of time.

By the way, I didn’t forget about Curry’s Buckley v. Valeo slap.  This is another thing about progs.  He went from talking about government corruption, to a scandal from the 1970’s, to a Supreme Court decision that simply said that the money you earn as a result of your labor is yours, and deciding where to spend it is yours to decide, and when it is spent on a political campaign, you have that right.  Progs think it’s not fair that people give money to campaigns as a right to free expression.  Note the totalitarian arch of that thought process.  If they successfully made it so that you can’t spend your own money, they control you.

Curry can’t find any figures about political corruption in America, but believes it’s higher than private business’ shoplifting write-offs which he found to be about $37 billion.  It is here that I believe Curry is misdirected.  His whole point is lost because he can’t specify what exactly he means when he talks about corruption.  Are politicians skimming?  Are consultants asking and getting too much in fees?  Are the lobbyists on K Street offering kickbacks for certain votes? Of course they are!  Can we prove it? Not really.  Does it piss us off? Hell yeah. But Curry goes on to say that some politician should go out there and demand DC end its corruption, and it’s just not realistic.  Sure, it’ll make you feel good, but asking politicians to reform themselves is pretty laughable, when is the last time you heard that politicians wished to slash their own pay?  If it will make you feel better, a politician can say just about anything, the problem is, he has to convince the rest of the crooked pukes to join him.  Count me as extremely skeptical.

Now, Curry goes on and on about Citizens United, and if you don’t know what that Supreme Court ruling entailed, I have a write-up here, but basically, David Bossie made a movie about Hillary Clinton’s scandalous past and wanted to distribute it before the 2008 election.  The Federal Election Commission said he couldn’t show the film as the result of McCain-Feingold, and Bossie took them all the way to the Supreme Court and won.

The reason Bossie won was because of the First Amendment.  Justice Kennedy asked the question of the Solicitor General, If the content of this film was in book form, would it be the position of the government that you could constitutionally ban books?” And the answer came back, “Yes.”  Now, remember that whenever you see progs bitching about Citizens United or Buckley v. Valeo.

If it was Curry’s thought that corruption lies only in campaign finance, since he spends so much time reiterating it, notice he will never, and the rest of the progs will NEVER try to stop the corruption in their own unions, the dues that flow to Democrats, the top-heavy outlandish management of unions and especially teacher’s unions.  It’s his side that is getting fat and happy on the backs of millions of laborers, not unlike the southern Democrats who brought on the Civil War.  And he wants to end corruption?  Like hell.

DC won’t reform itself.  There is a way the people can do it, but it is through your state legislators, and eventually, an Article V Convention of States.

If people see the vast amount of money that is used to try to win elections, and think, “Gosh, that could have fed so many people.” I agree.

If people think that money buys politicians and it shouldn’t be that way, I say, “Get different kinds of politicians.”

If people think that there is nothing we can do against the moral bankruptcy of our nation’s capital, the answer in my mind is that we are living in a world of change, and it can go one way or the other.  The more people on one side, the side of good, the side that understands what works, the very essence of Western Civilization, the better.

Read the Declaration of Independence.  Read the Constitution.  Read the Bible. Read American history.  Understand that we have the best set-up in the world, and once you see how blessed this nation is, and how it is your job to get rid of the corruptible jerks that have brought it to its knees, everything you do will be to restore the nation.

Then, we will be free.

 

 

The Most Dangerous Candidate: Jeb Bush

jebbyConservatives must understand the divide between the conservatives and the progressives within the Republican Party.   Jeb Bush represents the prolonging of this nightmare where the Republicans do all they can to become the party of big government and central control.

Right now, there’s a lot of would-be activists who believe Ben Carson can win, or Mike Huckabee or even Carly Fiorina.  And while I am not interested in an argument for or against these candidates, I just want to point out that none of those believe that Jeb Bush is the biggest road block to freedom.

I don’t think enough people understand that Bush must be defeated at all costs.  In less than a year, we will have a nominee, and if it is Jeb, this nation will sink further.  It is the Bush legacy that caused the progressiveness of this current Republican Party, and the grip they have on the party must be broken, smashed, crippled, if we are ever to restore this republic.

Fox News is already backing Jeb, he has the party loyalists even though they are acting like they just don’t know who to back right now, they will back Jeb.  Your local Republican Party will back Jeb without officially saying so.  Your Republican lawmaker will be in the tank for Jeb, this is how the Republican Party has become a bunch of lock-step fascists, and why so many conservatives have left the party.

I personally believe Ted Cruz can win, and I will back him, but the key is that we all must back one conservative once the primaries shake out by the end of the year.  My longview is that Cruz will be the one that will survive, though I have a suspicion that Rand will fight Cruz using his contacts in the establishment to try to knock him out, and we could be facing a three-way race, RINO, libertarian, and mainstream conservative.

At any rate, it is Jeb that must be defeated if America is to survive.  Too many don’t understand this because they believe any Republican is better than a Democrat.  That belief is bunk.  Jeb is a believer in the power of big government, who creates more Democrats then panders to them, he is not a conservative.

The most dangerous candidate enters the race today, and Jeb’s network of consultants, staffers and loyalists will lead the nastiest and most cutthroat of all the other campaigns.  He must be defeated.

 

Ted Cruz Quote of the Day

ted cruz 4There is a problem in Washington. They aren’t listening to the millions of people, Democrats,Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, across the spectrum who say our elected officials get to Washington and they stop listening to the people. 

Senator Ted Cruz 9/24/13 during his 21 hour speech to the American people on defunding Obamacare