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Jerks! Republicans Not Voting For Trump

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Jerks! Republicans Not Voting For Trump

Food For Thought and this is Very Crucial:  The Supreme Court

If you are a Republican that won’t vote for Trump, think about this:

  • If Trump wins and he turns out to be a jerk as President, he’ll be tossed out in 4 years.  Do you think he’ll be as bad a President as Obama?  The guy has done pretty well managing a very large business so at least he’s got some credentials and is not a community organizer like Obama.
  • If Hillary wins, because ‘you’ didn’t feel dignified enough to vote for Trump, you, your children, and grand children will live under Hillary’s designated Supreme Court justices and their liberal rulings for many years to come (even if she’s a terrible President).

Even after Hillary is gone AND even if she is followed by a Republican President after 4 years that you do like, its most likely SHE will have CONTROL over future Supreme Court decisions.

Food For Thought and this is Very Crucial:  The Supreme Court

Some people have brought up the fact that they won’t vote for Trump for whatever reason. I just want to put something in perspective:

Justice Scalia’s seat is vacant, and Ginsberg is 82 years old, Kennedy is 79, Breyer is 77, Thomas is 67.

Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after 75.

These are 5 vacancies that will likely come up over the next 4-8 years. The next President will have the power to potentially create a 7-2 Supreme Court skewed in their ideology.

Think about that… 7-2 rulings…for LIBERAL policies!!

If the next President appoints the next 5 justices, it will guarantee control of the Supreme Court for an entire generation … and 7-2 decisions will hold up much more over time than any 5-4 decisions which are viewed as lacking in mandate.

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Hillary to go after Second Amendment!

Hillary has made it clear she will use the Supreme Court to go after the 2nd Amendment. She has literally said that the Supreme Court was wrong in its Heller decision stating that the Court should overturn and remove the individual right to keep and bear arms. Period.

A “No” vote for Trump ‘is’ a vote for Hillary !

Hear this! If Hillary Clinton wins and gets to make these appointments, you likely will never see another conservative victory at the Supreme Court level for the rest of your life. Ever.

Remember Romney? Three million conservatives who had voted for McCain did not cast a vote for Romney (for whatever reason) and the result was four an additional 4 years of B.H.O.

If you are not convinced yet, I’ll leave with one final thought:
Hillary is already on the record as saying that her buddy, B.H.O. (Yep, that’s Barack Obama) “would make a great Supreme Court Justice.”

DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS MEANS?

If elected President, Hillary will make Obama a Supreme Court Justice!  He and she will continue to destroy our country taking away all of our rights including the Second Amendment!

Supreme Court appointee
Supreme Court appointee

New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation

New Book, ‘Clinton Cash,’ Questions Foreign Donations to Foundation

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Hillary Rodham Clinton at a small-business round table on Wednesday in Des Moines. CreditCharlie Neibergall/Associated Press

The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings “big news” that will “shock people” and make voters “question” the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” by Peter Schweizer — a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities — is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.

The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.

“We will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds,” Mr. Schweizer writes.

His examples include a free-trade agreement in Colombia that benefited a major foundation donor’s natural resource investments in the South American nation, development projects in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake in 2010, and more than $1 million in payments to Mr. Clinton by a Canadian bank and major shareholder in the Keystone XL oil pipeline around the time the project was being debated in the State Department.

In the long lead up to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign announcement, aides proved adept in swatting down critical books as conservative propaganda, including Edward Klein’s “Blood Feud,” about tensions between the Clintons and the Obamas, and Daniel Halper’s “Clinton Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.”

But “Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author  to pursue the story lines found in the book.

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which includes Mr. Paul and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, have been briefed on the book’s findings, and its contents have already made their way into several of the Republican presidential candidates’ campaigns.

Conservative “super PACs” plan to seize on “Clinton Cash,” and a pro-Democrat super PAC has already assembled a dossier on Mr. Schweizer, a speechwriting consultant to former President George W. Bush and a fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution who has contributed to the conservative website Breitbart.com, to make the case that he has a bias against Mrs. Clinton.

And the newly assembled Clinton campaign team is planning a full-court press to diminish the book as yet another conservative hit job.

A campaign spokesman, Brian Fallon, called the book part of the Republicans’ coordinated attack strategy on Mrs. Clinton “twisting previously known facts into absurd conspiracy theories,” and he said “it will not be the first work of partisan-fueled fiction about the Clintons’ record, and we know it will not be the last.”

Mr. Schweizer and a spokeswoman for HarperCollins, which is owned by News Corporation and is publishing the book, declined to comment.

The timing is problematic for Mrs. Clinton as she begins a campaign to position herself as a “champion for everyday Americans.”

From 2001 to 2012, the Clintons’ income was at least $136.5 million, Mr. Schweizer writes, using a figure previously reported in The Post. “During Hillary’s years of public service, the Clintons have conducted or facilitated hundreds of large transactions” with foreign governments and individuals, he writes. “Some of these transactions have put millions in their own pockets.”

The Clinton Foundation has come under scrutiny for accepting foreign donations while Mrs. Clinton served as secretary of state. Last week, the foundation revised its policy to allow donations from countries like Germany, Canada, the Netherlands and Britain but prohibit giving by other nations in the Middle East.

Mr. Schweizer’s book will be released the same day former President Bill Clinton and the Clintons’ daughter, Chelsea, will host the Clinton Global Initiative gathering with donors in Morocco, the culmination of a foundation trip to several African nations. (A chapter in the book is titled “Warlord Economics: The Clintons Do Africa.”)

There is a robust market for books critical of the Clintons. The thinly sourced “Blood Feud,” by Mr. Klein, at one point overtook Mrs. Clinton’s memoir “Hard Choices” on the best-seller list.

But whether Mr. Schweizer’s book can deliver the same sales is not clear. He writes mainly in the voice of a neutral journalist and meticulously documents his sources, including tax records and government documents, while leaving little doubt about his view of the Clintons.

His reporting largely focuses on payments made to Mr. Clinton for speeches, which increased while his wife served as secretary of state, writing that “of the 13 Clinton speeches that fetched $500,000 or more, only two occurred during the years his wife was not secretary of state.”

In 2011, Mr. Clinton made $13.3 million in speaking fees for 54 speeches, the majority of which were made overseas, the author writes.

Benghazi panel summons Clinton

Benghazi panel summons Clinton

BY SUSAN FERRECHIO

Trey Gowdy, R-SC Representative
Trey Gowdy, R-SC Representative

A House panel Tuesday formally requested Hillary Clinton to testify about the private server and email account she used while serving as secretary of state.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a request to Clinton’s personal attorney, David E. Kendall, requesting that Clinton appear before the committee no later than May 1 for a transcribed interview about the server and email.

RELATED: The long, complicated story of Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi subpoena

The request comes after Kendall told Gowdy that the server had been wiped clean and that it would be impossible to recover the 30,000 emails Clinton deleted last year.

Gowdy, in his request to Kendall, also asked Clinton to “reconsider” her refusal to turn over the server to a neutral third party, which he called “highly unusual, if not unprecedented.”

RELATED: Documents show Hillary Clinton used iPad, BlackBerry

Clinton said she only deleted personal emails and turned over every work-related message to the State Department, which is reviewing the data to filter out classified information.

“Because of the Secretary’s unique arrangement with herself as it relates to public records during and after her tenure as Secretary of State.” Gowdy wrote, “this Committee is left with no alternative but to request Secretary Clinton appear before this Committee for a transcribed interview to better understand decisions the Secretary made relevant to the creation, maintenance, retention, and ultimately deletion of public records.”

RELATED: Hillary Clinton withheld information from Congress. Now what?

In Tuesday’s letter, Gowdy warned that Clinton’s decision not to turn over the server, “the House of Representatives as a whole will need to consider its next steps.”

Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, who serves as the top Democrat on the Benghazi panel, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner that Gowdy’s depiction of Clinton is inaccurate because Clinton has always been willing to talk to the panel under oath.

“Secretary Clinton agreed to testify months ago — in public and under oath — so the Select Committee’s claim that it has no choice but to subject her to a private staff interview is inaccurate,” Cummings said. “Rather than drag out this political charade into 2016 and selectively leak portions of a closed-door interview, the Committee should schedule the public hearing, make her records public and re-focus its efforts on the attacks in Benghazi.”

The House has the power to subpoena the server, but neither Gowdy nor House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, will say whether it will use that authority. Boehner has demanded Clinton turn over the server.

RELATED: Clinton’s personal server wiped clean

Gowdy said he wants a neutral party to examine the deleted emails to find out of there is any information related to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The House panel wants to examine the State Department’s role before, during and after the attack.

Gowdy noted in the letter that even though Clinton said she deleted the emails, it is “technically possible,” to retrieve them.

Government No. 1 problem in the country, Americans say

Government No. 1 problem in the country, Americans say

By David Sherfinski – The Washington Times

Steve Cohen TN Representative Tennessee Congress

Government has been named the most important problem facing the country for four straight months and has widened its lead over the second-ranking issue of the economy compared to last month, a Gallup poll said.

Eighteen percent of Americans named dissatisfaction with government the most important problem facing the country, followed by the economy at 11 percent and jobs at 10 percent.

In February, government was still tops at 17 percent, but was followed closely by the economy at 16 percent, then healthcare at 10 percent.

Health care was tied for fourth with immigration/illegal aliens at 7 percent in the latest survey.

“While dissatisfaction with government is by no means a new issue to the American people, it has not in recent months been as clearly the leading problem as it is now, given that fewer Americans mention the economy,”  Gallup’s Justin McCarthy wrote.

The results are based on a poll of 1,025 adults conducted March 5-8. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Walker Thrills a Packed House at CPAC

Walker Thrills a Packed House at CPAC

by ANDREW JOHNSON

Scott Walker Wisconsin Governor Gov WI

Scott Walker hit all the right notes when he took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday to address a standing-room-only crowd — even gamely handling a heckler.

Walker was talking up Republicans’ push to pass a right-to-work law in Wisconsin, a measure to weaken labor unions, when a heckler stood up and began shouting in the packed ballroom. What he said wasn’t clear, but Walker handled it like a pro: He quipped, “Apparently the protesters come [here] from Wisconsin as well.”

The governor, considered a top contender in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, got a quick standing ovation for his response — one of a number he got during his address.

After spending some time touting his strong domestic record as governor of Wisconsin, Walker sharply criticized the Obama administration for its ineffective strategy in the fight against the Islamic State, and its disapproval of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address before Congress.

Looking to shore up his own bona fides on foreign policy, Walker went out of his way to tell the audience that, as governor, he receives FBI briefings about potential threats to his state. And he pointed to his 2011 face-off with public-employee unions as preparing him for these sorts of situations.

“If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world,” he said.

Walker’s speech, one of the most anticipated of the conference, capped off the first day, and had the auditorium filled to capacity, including crowds standing alongside the walls.

Before Walker wrapped up, the crowd briefly erupted into a chant of “run, Scott, run” when talk on stage turned to 2016. “I’ve run three time in the last four years, so I’m getting pretty used to it,” he said.

DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

By BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, posters encouraging people to vote yes on DC Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use are readied in Washington. Possession of marijuana will become legal in the nation's capital, Mayor Muriel Bowser reiterated Wednesday, defying a threat from Congress that she and other city leaders could face prison time for implementing a voter-approved initiative. Bowser, a Democrat, said the city's plans haven't changed despite a letter from two leading House Republicans warning of repercussions if the city moves forward with legalization, which was set to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP / AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative.

Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city was implementing marijuana legalization as approved by voters. The new law took effect at 12:01 a.m.

Bowser, a Democrat, said the city’s plans haven’t changed despite a letter from two leading House Republicans warning of repercussions if the city moves forward with legalization.

Congress has final say over the laws in the District of Columbia, and the two sides disagree about whether Congress acted quickly enough to block an initiative legalizing pot, which was approved by nearly two-thirds of city voters in November.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, urged Bowser in a letter late Tuesday to reconsider her plans to implement the initiative, saying that doing so would clearly violate federal law.

“Bullying the District of Columbia is not what his constituents expect, nor do ours,” Bowser said. “We do disagree on a matter of law. There are reasonable ways to resolve that without us threatening him or he us.”

The District becomes the first place east of the Mississippi River where recreational pot is legal. Alaska also legalized pot this week, joining Colorado and Washington state.

The initiative legalizes possession of up to 2 ounces for use at home, and people are also permitted to grow up to three mature plants. Smoking marijuana in public remains illegal, as does buying or selling the drug.

Congress approved language in December that appeared to block the initiative. District leaders argued it was enacted before Congress took action, even though it had yet to take effect. Chaffetz said that interpretation was wrong and that the mayor and other District employees would face possible prison time by moving forward.

“The penalties are severe, and we’re serious about this. Nobody’s wishing or wanting that to happen, but the law is clear,” he said in an interview.

It would be up to the Justice Department to prosecute District officials, a scenario that appears unlikely. However, Congress could sue the city over its actions. House Republicans could also retaliate by pulling funding for other District programs.

The letter from Chaffetz and Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina warned that by spending money to change pot laws, Bowser and other District officials would violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, which prohibits spending of federal dollars that have not been appropriated. The committee also launched an investigation, demanding that the District turn over all documents detailing money that’s been spent and time that’s been put in by city employees to implement the initiative.

No one has ever been convicted of violating the Anti-Deficiency Act, although government employees have been punished administratively for violations.

Jamie Raskin, a constitutional law professor at American University, characterized the threat of criminal prosecution as “a lot of huffing and puffing on Capitol Hill.”

“The real power Congress has is the power of the purse,” said Raskin, who’s also a Democratic Maryland state senator. “They can exact their retribution financially against the District.”

Congress hasn’t struck down a specific city law in 25 years. Instead, members often add language to critical pieces of federal legislation to undo city policies they don’t like. The language on pot was included in a spending bill that was needed to keep the government running.

The city has already decriminalized possession, and under legalization, police officers would no longer issue $25 civil fines for people caught with pot.

Bowser said that by implementing the initiative, she was simply doing her job, and she said she hoped she could work more productively with Congressional Republicans on other issues.

“We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned about overturning what seven out of 10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,” she said.

Carson Making Major Presidential Announcement Very Soon

Carson Making Major Presidential Announcement Very Soon

WASHINGTON - JUNE 19:  U.S. President George W. Bush (R) presents a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. M.D (L), for his work withneurological disorders during an East Room ceremony June 19, 2008 at the White House in Washington, DC.  The medal is the nation

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is expected to announce soon that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for the White House as a Republican in 2016, The Daily Caller has learned.

Terry Giles, a longtime friend and adviser of Carson’s who would serve as chairman of the presidential campaign, told TheDC on Thursday: “I fully expect in three or four weeks to announce our exploratory committee.”

A formal announcement about entering the presidential contest would likely follow sometime before May, Giles said. “It won’t be later than May 1st. And whether it’s sooner than that will depend on circumstances.”

Giles has been spending the last several months interviewing potential staff in case Carson decides to run.

“It’s really going great,” he said. “I’m very pleased with where it is.”

Carson has never run for office before, and his potential presidential bid is seen as a long-shot. But the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital has become a favorite of the conservative base, routinely placing at the top of presidential preference polls.

Mike Huckabee ends Fox News show as he looks at presidential race

Mike Huckabee ends Fox News show as he looks at presidential race

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Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (Susan Walsh, AP)

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said farewell to his Fox News program on Saturday night as he considers another presidential bid.

“I won’t make a decision about running until late in the spring of 2015, but the continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that is not fair to them nor is it possible for me to openly determine political and financial support to justify a race,” Huckabee said in a statement posted on Facebook.

“The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox,” he continued. “As much as I have loved doing the show, I cannot bring myself to rule out another presidential run. So as we say in television, stay tuned!”

Huckabee has been talking to potential donors and strategists about a possible 2016 race. Fox News said in November that it was “evaluating” Huckabee’s status with the network, given his political activities.

A favorite of religious conservatives, the ex-governor and ordained minister won the 2008 Iowa presidential caucuses and other nominating contests in mostly southern states. Huckabee began hosting his Fox News program later that year.

He was leading some early presidential polls for the 2016 GOP nomination that were taken last year, but has since lost ground to Jeb Bush.

By ending his program now, Huckabee avoids any potential conflicts between his political ambitions and TV work. Fox News has a history of terminating the contracts of contributors with White House ambitions, including those of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as they geared up for their presidential campaigns.

Bush-Clinton Dominates Presidential Polls

Bush-Clinton Dominates Presidential Polls

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential candidates
Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton
Americans more interested in brand name than political change
If the 2016 presidential election was held today, Jeb Bush would square off against Hillary Clinton.

At least, that’s what a CNN poll states.

Liberals are behind Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren but her anti-bankster rhetoric is too much for the political class. She comes in a distant second on the Democrat side.

It’s more of a mixed bag in the Republican column. Jeb Bush holds the lead, followed by Chris Christie, the governor of Maryland.

Unfortunately, the quasi-libertarian side of the party is showing poorly, if we can believe CNN’s numbers. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul grabbed a meager 6% while Ted Cruz came in dead last at 4%.

Unless something significant happens between now and November, 2016 two dynastic candidates will dominate the race.

Some Republicans insist there is no way Jeb Bush will capture the nomination. He’s too liberal on many issues. Previous contenders, however, including John McCain and Mitt Romney, were elevated by their party despite less than conservative records.

As for the Democrats, there has long been little doubt Hillary Clinton will be the candidate. Many liberals see Clinton has more “hawkish,” that is likely to advocate military intervention, than other potential candidates.

“In terms of foreign policy, Clinton might be a great deal more of an interventionist than President Obama and more willing to send U.S. troops to faraway lands than Rand Paul or Jeb Bush,” writes H. A. Goodmanfor the liberal Huffington Post.

Clinton will also continue the economic policies destroying America. “As for reigning in Wall Street to prevent a future collapse, that’s not likely to happen under another Clinton presidency. Unlike Elizabeth Warren, the former first lady has strong ties to investment banks, making the likelihood of any CEOs serving jail time for potential illegal activity in 2008 a virtual impossibility.”

Jeb Bush is also a Wall Street candidate. “If it turns out to be Jeb versus Hillary we would love that and either outcome would be fine,” a “top Republican-leaning Wall Street lawyer” told Politico in April.