Written by Tony Perkins, FRC Action
Over the years, left-wing pundits have eagerly looked for any and every opportunity to eulogize what they call the “religious right.” But the movement to advance these timeless values can’t be buried in one election cycle or by five lawyers on the U.S. Supreme Court. These values aren’t going away nor are the millions of voters who use them to guide their vote. You only need to look at the crowded GOP presidential field and their persistent efforts to win the support of social conservatives. In September, eight of the candidates spoke at the Values Voter Summit including Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump.… Continue Reading
Written by Selwyn Duke
It’s long been known that a leader can gain power by rallying the people against a boogeyman.
And it helps when that boogeyman is real.
When CNBC’s GOP debate moderators couldn’t help but be sanctimonious, supercilious, and self-important Wednesday night, they did more than provoke a response from their intellectual superiors. They did more than further reveal the Establishment Media as a left-wing monolith, further discredit themselves, and further cement in minds that they’re comic-book versions of journalists.
They quite literally revealed a strategy for GOP electoral gains.
I said many years ago that if I were seeking the presidency (fanciful thought), one of the entities I’d run against is the media. Why? Along with lawyers and politicians, the media is a group for which Americans have a fairly intense dislike.… Continue Reading
Written by Jeffrey Meyer
During an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan strongly rebuked Bernie Sanders’ claim during Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate that climate change has contributed to the rise of ISIS.
Noonan argued that Sanders’ statement “makes him to many people look slightly daffy like someone who doesn’t understand what the real subject is” because “[t]his is about terrorism. This isn’t about climate change and deserts and people migrating because it’s hot.”
Earlier in the segment, CBS reporter Nancy Cordes, who served as one of the questioners during last night’s Democratic debate, praised Sanders’ “good night” and eagerly touted his stance on income inequality which was “really in his wheelhouse”:
[Y]ou could almost see him chomping at the bit to get past foreign policy and get into the issues where he’s the strongest.
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Written by Cliff Kincaid
Last May we published a column, “Why They Must Destroy Ben Carson.” It has been determined that a black Christian conservative, especially a political outsider with credentials as a life-saving physician, just cannot be allowed to succeed in politics. Carson must be destroyed.
His life as a poor boy with a temper is now coming in for serious media scrutiny. Who did he hit? And why?
In an attempt to defend this assault on the character of Benjamin Carson, that the media are fair and balanced because they “vetted” Barack Obama as a candidate by checking out reports that he once had a girlfriend, who “may have been a composite character.”
All of this is happening now because Carson is doing very well in the presidential polls and could actually capture the GOP presidential nomination and threaten Hillary Clinton’s election to the presidency.… Continue Reading
Mike Huckabee continues to stand up for traditional marriage which encourages and strengthens conservatives. When asked how to overturn the Supreme Court Obergefell opinion, he said, “on the same sex marriage decision I would simply say it is not law.” This was at the National Religious Liberties Conference held in Iowa last week.
The 2016 presidential hopeful believes a president is to “uphold the Constitution,” which says nothing about redefining marriage. The founders wrote the Constitution and outlawed homosexuality.
“The courts can’t make law. If the president surrenders the entire executive branch power to the judicial, he’s surrendered to the doctrine of judicial supremacy, which leads us to what Jefferson, Madison, Jackson, and Lincoln all call judicial tyranny,” Huckabee continued.
Further clarifying on same-sex marriage he said, “It is not law because the people’s elected representatives have not made it law and there is nothing in the Constitution that gives the Supreme Court the power to make a law.… Continue Reading
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Written by Dr. Michael Brown
I have never officially endorsed a presidential candidate before, but I’m endorsing Ted Cruz for president for three simple reasons: 1) he is a man of unshakable, conservative moral convictions; 2) he is willing to take on the Washington establishment; 3) we need a radical shift in the direction of our country, and his team has asked me to help get out the evangelical vote.
Of course, I’m fully aware that a president can only do so much and that our hope for change must be first and foremost in the living God.
And I firmly believe that the greatest agency for positive change in America remains the people of God – committed followers of Jesus living as salt and light.… Continue Reading
Written by Kelly Riddell
The Washington Times
A mere 7 percent of journalists identify as Republicans, and when they do give money to political campaigns they usually donate to Democrats, lending evidence to Republican presidential candidates’ claims that they are facing a hostile audience when they deal with the press.
As Republican candidates prepare for their fourth debate of the primary season Tuesday in Milwaukee, the people doing the questioning are increasingly in the spotlight, with their motives being questioned by the campaigns, voters and even by their fellow journalists.
And self-proclaimed Democratic journalists outnumber Republicans by 4-to-1, according to research by Lars Willnat and David Weaver, professors of journalism at Indiana University. They found 28 percent of journalists call themselves Democrats, while just 7 percent call themselves Republicans — though both numbers are down from the 1970s.… Continue Reading
Written by Erick Ericson
If you’ve paid attention to the “evangelical insiders” poll from the well respected Worldmagazine, you’d see that Marco Rubio does very well with evangelicals. It’s true. Rubio is constantly talked about in gatherings of Christians. They like the guy. I know a number of people who have shifted from other candidates to Rubio within the evangelical community.
Rubio also intends to pursue evangelicals aggressive and it shows. He just hired Eric Teetsel. Eric, for those of you who do not know him, was the Executive Director of the Manhattan Declaration, a “call of Christian conscience” on life, marriage and religious liberty signed by more than 550,000 believers that was founded by the late Chuck Colson, Robby George, and other faith leaders in 2009. Before the Manhattan Declaration, Eric worked at the American Enterprise Institute, where he helped build and launch the Values & Capitalism project.… Continue Reading