Huckabee’s Hitler Comparison That Wasn’t

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Written by Jonah Goldberg

It’s been a hard time for politicians not named “Trump” to get any attention, but Mike Huckabee managed it. He did it by comparing Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

At least that’s what I gathered from headlines like this one from Gawker:

Mike Huckabee Compares Obama to Hitler

I don’t put huge amounts of stock in Gawker headlines (or really any headlines on the Internet), but then I saw that CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said Huckabee had “essentially likened [Barack Obama] to Adolf Hitler.” National Journal’s Ron Fournier went on a tear on Twitter, insisting that Huckabee apologize for comparing Obama to Hitler. And of course, Hillary Clinton and Obama himself denounced Huckabee for making a Hitler comparison. Clinton even said she was “really offended personally,” as if her feelings are what really matters.… Continue Reading

Revenue and Redefinition

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Written by Pat Hughes

The political left will say anything to deconstruct reality and advance their agenda. While political insiders sometimes dismiss this tactic as little more than a marketing ploy, in truth, their repeated efforts at misdirection are as effective as they are destructive.

Take, for example, the left’s rebranding of tax increases as “revenue.” Most people are familiar with revenue as it is commonly defined: income generated from the sale of goods or services, or any other use of capital or assets. They likewise understand that “taxation” is defined as charges governments impose on citizens to finance (too often unnecessary) expenditures. Two entirely different concepts.

But, in today’s political environment that difference is conflated by the left in an attempt to sell the electorate on the idea that it is actually fiscally responsible to increase taxes, often with no metrics for accountability in place.… Continue Reading

What Happens When Public Unions Control Everything for Decades? Just Look at Chicago and Illinois

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Written by Mike “Mish” Shedlock

Chicago’s public schools are effectively bankrupt. The city’s pension plans are countless billions of dollars in the hole, the worst in the nation. And Chicago bonds carry a junk rating, the worst of any major U.S. city.

There is plenty to fix, but city leaders are fiddling while Chicago burns. Instead of addressing the enormous problems the city faces, politicians opt to nickel-and-dime residents and businesses to death, scaring away companies in the process.

Property-tax hikes are likely to be enormous.

Pension economics

Michael Bargo, writer for the American Thinker, provides more commentary for the mix.

Here is a lengthy snip from Bargo’s recent, well-written article, “Public Pensions Prove Zero Sum Economics:”

“One of the major appeals in Democrat presidential campaigns is to explain to voters that they need Democrats in office to take money away from the rich.

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Ben Carson on Planned Parenthood

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Written by Craig Milward

At a rally to defund Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill Tuesday, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson criticized  Planned Parenthood, calling it “hypocritical” that “these same people who say that it’s a meaningless clump of cells are trying to get livers and lungs and kidneys.”

“I’ve spent so many nights in the operating room, all night long, working, toiling so hard to save one of those lives, and you know one of the most wonderful aspects of life is later on you can see that same little baby as a 25- or 30-year-old who has their own little baby, and yet there was somebody at some point saying that it was just a clump of cells that didn’t mean anything,” said Carson.

“Well isn’t it funny that these same people who say that it’s a meaningless clump of cells are trying to get livers and lungs and kidneys, because how could you have such organs from a meaningless clump of cells,” Carson said.… Continue Reading

Cruz Vows Vote on Defunding Planned Parenthood

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By Sarah Ferris

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to force the Senate to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood this week, as a second undercover video unleashes a new storm of scrutiny of the organization.

Cruz’s office said Tuesday that he plans to file an amendment on the highway bill that would eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, in addition to an amendment that would fully repeal ObamaCare.

Cruz is the second senator — and the second GOP presidential candidate — who is eying the highway bill as an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said last week that he will “use all legislative vehicles at his disposal” to force a vote this week but has not released details of his plan.

Planned Parenthood landed in a firestorm of controversy last week after anti-abortion activists released a secretly recorded video in which a high-ranking medical officer describes the preservation of fetal tissue in shockingly candid detail.… Continue Reading

RINO Report on Scott Walker

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Written by Robert Moon

RINO = Republican in Name Only

When Republicans un-apologetically embrace conservatism with the time-proven Reagan-Bush Sr. approach, they win by landslides. It happens every time. When they “reach across the aisle” and vote like Democrats on issue-after-issue with the failed Dole-McCain-Romney approach, our right-of-center electorate doesn’t show up and they always lose.

The following is a list of Scott Walker‘s liberal RINO policy positions and red flags from his background:

-In March of this year, he endorsed amnesty for illegal immigrants behind closed doors at a private GOP dinner, after reversing his position for the primaries. He also stated in February that he opposes the idea of deporting illegal immigrants. And in July of 2013, he supported making it easier to enter the country legally, and endorsed a path to citizenship for immigrant workers.… Continue Reading

Watch 6 Presidential Candidates Answer Christian Leaders’ Question About Poverty (Video)

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Written by Samuel Smith

A coalition of Christian leaders devoted to helping end poverty has released a series of videos featuring six 2016 presidential candidates. Each candidate explained the approach that he or she would take to solve poverty and hunger issues in the United States and across the globe if they were elected president.

As over 45 million Americans are living below the poverty level, The Circle of Protection, a coalition representing a diverse group of over 65 Christian leaders and organizations headed by Bread For The World, Sojourners and the National Association of Evangelicals, challenged each presidential candidate on the day they announced their candidacy to provide a video explaining their plans to end poverty.

“This is for us a deeply moral issue and first of all, it is a biblical issue,” Sojourners founder Jim Wallis said during a Tuesday press call.

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Hillary Clinton Unveils Climate Change Alarmism Policy

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Written by Catherine Garcia

In a new campaign video, Hillary Clinton calls out the Republican presidential candidates who deny “the settled science of climate change” and “would rather remind us they’re not scientists than listen to those who are.”

The video is titled “Stand for Reality,” and also includes two “ambitious national goals” that Clinton said she will implement on day one of her presidency: By the end of her first term, Clinton says, more than half a billion solar panels will be installed across the country, and within 10 years, the U.S. will generate enough clean, renewable energy to power every single home in America. The goals “will test our capacities, but I know they are within our reach,” Clinton said.

Calling herself a “grandmother with two eyes and a brain,” she said she knows that “what’s happening in the world is going to have a big effect on my daughter and especially on my granddaughter.” The time to make a change is now, she said, adding: “The decisions we make in the next decade can make all of this possible, or they can keep us trapped in the past.… Continue Reading

Cruz Shuts Down CODEPINK Outside White House

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Written by Adam Kredo

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) tussled with and shut down a group of left wing activists from CODEPINK on Thursday during a rally outside the White House organized by activists opposed to a recently inked nuclear accord with Iran.

Cruz was meant to speak at a gathering of around 50 protestors and lawmakers who had gathered in front of the White House to express their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, which will provide the Islamic Republic with billions of dollars in sanctions relief while keeping its core nuclear infrastructure intact.

However, as Cruz approached the podium, a delegation of CODEPINK activists who had crashed the event attempted to shut him down by screaming over a loud speaker.

The rally, which was organized by the Concerned Women for America (CWA), also was scheduled to include Sen.… Continue Reading

Some Fights Aren’t Worth Having

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Written by Michael Medved

Americans who admire Donald Trump say they like the fact that he’s a “fighter” but they ought to realize that some fights aren’t worth having. Why, for instance, get involved in a major brawl with John McCain? The Arizona Senator is one prominent Republican who isn’t running for president, so what’s the point of insisting he’s not a war hero or, even more absurdly, denigrating his academic record at Annapolis more than 60 years ago?

It’s important for Republicans to keep control of the Senate, so why attack a sitting Senator of your own party, who will almost surely continue as chairman of the Armed Services Committee? Trump’s pattern of feuds and childish insults – calling all who disagree with him “dopes” and “dummies” – is hardly presidential, and would be positively dangerous in foreign policy.… Continue Reading

Modified by Matthew Medlen.com