Donald Trump is no conservative.
Written by J. Matt Barber
Full disclosure: As goes election 2016, I’m decidedly not in the Donald Trump camp. To compare Trump to Ronald Reagan, as some have done, is like comparing a Hostess Ding Dong to a seven course meal at Osteria Francescana. Though each may please the palate, the latter offers both substance and sustenance, while the former, a quick endorphin fix and empty calories.
Trump is no conservative. He’s a big-government, tax-and-spend liberal who has spent most his life supporting Democrats and Democratic causes. Mr. Trump’s moral compass lacks due north. Its needle spins faster than Hillary Clinton on a Tilt-A-Whirl. Donald Trump believes what Donald Trump believes because he’s Donald Trump – not because what he believes has any basis in fact.… Continue Reading
The spokesman for a media watchdog is not surprised that 44 percent of CNN’s questions during Wednesday night’s debate referenced GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in some way.
Written by Chad Groening and Billy Davis
Media Research Center reports that 32 of the 73 questions questions either were directed to – or were a reference to – Donald Trump.
Dan Gainor, vice president of MRC Business, says there are several reasons for CNN’s obsession with Trump.
“One of them is ratings,” Gainor says. “Look, they’re a business. They certainly want to get good ratings.”
In fact, CNN posted its best ratings ever – for any of its shows – during the three-hour debate. An estimated 23 million watched it.
Two of the debate’s biggest winners were Carly Fiorina and U.S. Sen.… Continue Reading
A pro-family activist agrees with many U.S. House Republicans
that Speaker John Boehner should step aside.
Written by Chad Groening & Billy Davis
“John Boehner needs to step down rather than be forced out of office. He’s done a terrible job as Speaker,” says Phil Burress, chairman of Citizens for Community Values.
Burress lives in Boehner’s congressional district, the 8th District, which Boehner has represented since 1991. He has served as Speaker since 2011.
Burress shared his views with OneNewsNow as news came this week that some Republicans in the House are again opposing Boehner’s re-election as Speaker.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because conservatives in the House have opposed Boehner for some time. Repeated attempts to oust him have grown stronger each year but still failed. In January, a record 25 representatives voted present or voted for another candidate.… Continue Reading
The Supreme Court of the United States
Written by John Biver
Over the course of the past few months I gathered articles about the question of “judicial supremacy” — are U.S. Supreme Court decisions “the law of the land,” or are they rulings on cases?
Here is that page of excerpts, quotes, and links: Judicial Supremacy: Not in the U.S. Constitution, Not the Intention of the Founding Fathers.
Republicans and conservatives rarely even attempt to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution to the uninformed and misinformed. Of course, that is a bit much to ask when too many on our side aren’t even clear on what it says.
For many who have attended most law schools in the country, the chances are greater than not that they came away with the idea that, not only is the U.S.… Continue Reading
Written by Chad Groening
Tom Pauken, former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, predicts that Donald Trump will go the GOP convention with “a lot of votes,” but Pauken is unsure it will be enough to “lock up” the nomination.
“I still believe that you’re going to see an alternative to Trump,” he tells OneNewsNow.
Trump, 69, is still enjoying a comfortable lead in the crowded field of GOP candidates. RealClearPolitics shows Trump with a 12-point lead in an “RCP average” of six polls.
According to the RCP figures, 29 percent of people polled chose Trump over other GOP candidates.
Ben Carson trails in second with 17 percent and then the numbers drop into double digits, with Jeb Bush at seven percent and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at six percent.… Continue Reading
Written by Tim Wildmon
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has shown his cowardice. He’s so afraid of President Barack Obama that he won’t even try anymore.
On Monday, McConnell proved he has no stomach for a fight to defund Planned Parenthood, despite overwhelming evidence that it is butchering babies and selling their body parts. I’d say he has no backbone either.
In a radio interview, McConnell said that if he defunded the abortion giant in upcoming spending bills, Obama would veto it, thus shutting down the government and blaming Republicans. This year, Planned Parenthood will receive over one-half billion dollars in taxpayer money.
What happens is the U.S. House defunds Planned Parenthood in the upcoming budget. They send the bill to the U.S. Senate, which passes it and sends it to the president for his signature.… Continue Reading
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Written by Frank Newport
Late in August New York Times columnist Frank Bruni expressed puzzlement over what he cited as Donald Trump‘s high level of support among evangelical Republicans. A piece this week in The Christian Post similarly, albeit from a different perspective, ponders why Trump is “receiving so much support from evangelicals.” CNN carried a recent report on the battle for evangelical voters between Trump and Ben Carson. A recent report in The Wall Street Journal indicatedthat Donald Trump plans on meeting with evangelical leaders later in September in his office.
These assumptions about Trump’s level of support among evangelicals appear to be based on trial heat polls wherein Republicans are forced to choose one and only one candidate for whom they would, in theory, vote. A better view of Trump’s image among this group comes from our Gallup data in which Republicans are asked about their views of each candidate individually.… Continue Reading
Written by Michael Gryboski
Dr. Ben Carson is winning among white Evangelicals, and celebrity billionaire Donald Trump is both the most loved and unloved candidate in Iowa, according to the most recent Iowa poll on the Republican presidential race.
In a survey of 1,038 likely Iowa Republican Caucus participants conducted by Quinnipiac University, 27 percent of respondents voiced support for the billionaire businessman and reality TV star, placing him at number one among the crowded GOP field.
However, in the same polling data Trump was also number one among the candidates respondents say they “would definitely not support” for the nomination, with 25 percent of those surveyed saying so.
Among those polled who identified themselves as white Evangelical or “born again,” Trump garnered 20 percent support, making him second to retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s 27 percent.… Continue Reading