Written by Jeff Stein
Hillary Clinton may have won the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, but Bernie Sanders has still left an outsize mark on its future.
Back in July, Sanders won a string of concessions on the Democratic Party platform, pulling the party to the left on the minimum wage, environmental regulation, marijuana legalization, and the war on drugs.
“I think if you read the platform right now, you will understand that the political revolution is alive and kicking,” Sanders’s policy director, Warren Gunnels, told NBC News at the time, adding that campaign got “at least 80 percent” of what it wanted.
The Sanders camp said it would not push for any more platform concessions. They were true to their word: On Monday night, the delegates at the Democratic National Convention approved the party’s platform, leaving the compromises between Sanders and Clinton intact.… Continue Reading
Written by Jim Finnegan
No surprise when the left leaning media try’s to sell Irish “catholic” Tim Kaine as a devout Catholic. You gotta be kidding me! An oxymoron calling one who supports the evil of abortion “Pro Life.”
U.S. Senator Kaine with plenty of chutzpah, joins with the media by calling himself Pro-Life while supporting abortion on demand. You do not get a 100 percent approval rating from Planned Parenthood while being Pro-Life.
Kaine falls back on the tired old canard “I am not in favor of abortion, but would never tell another what to do. He would have been right at home in 1865 when many discussing the morality of slavery acted with the same rationale. “I would never own a slave, but would never tell my neighbors what to do.”
Lets do something that the Democratic party does not do; that being to look at the facts.… Continue Reading
Written by Mat Staver
It is not surprising that those seeking to advance the LGBT agenda would work through left-leaning organizations, but one billionaire who has his eye on millennials has begun partnering with Hobby Lobby and its Museum of the Bible.
Paul Singer has been targeting Republican candidates, lawmakers, and the Republican Party platform. Now, he is reaching out to Christian students on college campuses.
Singer has an elaborate funding and organizational scheme that appears to support Christians and gain their goodwill while at the same time working against them to advance his same-sex marriage and LGBT agenda. One of the organizations Singer heavily funds created false propaganda that was published in the Washington Post by editorial board member Jonathan Capehart.
Purporting to show an interconnecting “enemies of equality” network, Capehart’s article is based entirely upon a chart created by Freedom for All Americans.… Continue Reading
Written by Chris White
A prominent billionaire some analysts say is buying the Democratic Party complained Monday night about the influence money has on American politics.
Environmentalist money man Tom Steyer told Bloomberg TV that the country needs financial reform, if not to restore the political system to the people, then at least to make certain that “self-interested” businessmen can’t purchase the government.
“And let me say one thing about campaign finance. We believe that Citizens United was a terrible decision,” Steyer said. “We believe that it should be overturned. We believe that there is too much emphasis on money in politics.”
Steyer deflected his influence on Democratic politics, telling the Bloomberg TV anchors that his money is based on strong values, not self-interest, and plays a smaller role than other billionaire organizations.… Continue Reading
Written by Tamara Jackson
The political arena is tough and hardened — cross a line or the wrong people and payback is a proverbial you know what. Or worse.
Dinesh D’Souza paid a steep price for his mistake: D’Souza asked two people to contribute a total of $20,000 to the New York Senate campaign of Wendy Long, and later reimbursed them. He pled guilty and was sentenced to five years probation, eight months in a halfway house, a $30,000 fine, eight hours of community service each week, and therapy on a weekly basis.
It’s clear D’Souza was guilty. But it’s equally clear that others have committed exponentially worse campaign transgressions with only a slap on the wrist. Those others, however, had not produced a visual indictment of Obama: D’Souza’s 2012 Movie “2016: Obama’s America” grossed $33 million and revealed the radical, anti-American worldview of Barack Obama.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael Medved
In choosing the next President, character matters more than ideology. An individual of low character and troubled temperament won’t keep campaign promises, no matter how appealing, and won’t be able to work with others to achieve those goals, even if he tried. What’s more, a president with a tendency toward immature emotionalism will be ill-equipped to respond to sudden challenges that aren’t anticipated in campaign platforms.
Unfortunately, both current candidates face big questions about integrity and character and it’s unlikely either one will change in the course of the campaign. That means a choice between a candidate with character issues that are disturbing, and one with character issues that are alarming – terrifying, in fact.
Peggy Noonan wrote a great book about the Reagan administration called, WHEN CHARACTER WAS KING.… Continue Reading
“Peccant: guilty of a moral offense; violating a principle”
Written by Laurie Higgins
To applause from the Trump family, billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel spoke at the Republican National Convention last week saying, “[W]e are told that the great debate is about who gets to use which bathroom. This is a distraction from our real problems. Who cares?…I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican….I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform; but fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline.”
Who cares? Many men and women care about the relationship between sex differences and physical privacy. And a great many of those men and women are in the Republican Party. Further, these “distractions” have been created and relentlessly advanced by not only leftists but increasingly leftists within the Republican Party.… Continue Reading
Written by Dr. Michael Brown
Is it all politics, or does Hillary understand the incongruity of her statements on black babies?
I know that you and Mr. Clinton have been considered real friends of the African-American community to the point that, before President Obama’s election, your husband was jokingly referred to as the nation’s first black president.
I also know that you have identified proudly as an “old fashioned Methodist” and that you warmly welcomed a contingent of African-American pastors who laid hands on you and anointed you as the next president. It is against this backdrop that I write this letter to you.
Speaking on July 18th to the NAACP convention, you said, “Right now, black kids are 500 percent more likely to die from asthma than white kids.… Continue Reading
Four years after releasing a video that called for Black Christians to leave the Democrat Party, Bishop E.W. Jackson is renewing that call, and calling for Black Americans to leave the Democrat Party. “After eight years of the first black President, the black community is worse off now than it was when he was elected. The Democrat Party has become nothing more than a metaphorical slave ship, holding black voters captive, taking them where they don’t want to go, while telling them they’re on a luxury cruise. It is time to abandon ship.”
In 2008, 96% of African-Americans voted for Obama. Jackson believes they got “nothing in return for their loyalty. Unemployment is up and income is down. There is more poverty, violence and murder in the inner cities, no jobs and more illegal immigrants to compete for the few jobs that remain.”
Yesterday, Jackson was confronted by a white protestor outside of the Republican National Convention who accused him of being a “sellout” to the Black community.… Continue Reading