Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ted Cruz once again proves himself presidential

As the New Hampshire primary fast approaches, I wish to remind voters that our next commander-in-chief must be of the highest character, cut from the rare cloth of our founders.
Sometimes God gives us great gifts in ugly packages.  Recent attacks on Ted Cruz from both the Trump and Dr. Carson campaigns gifted Cruz an opportunity to show his character and presidential instincts.  Cruz was hit from all sides when a staffer used a CNN report that Dr. Carson might leave the race.
Cruz did not pull a Hillary, claiming ignorance while throwing the staffer under the bus.  Cruz took full responsibility and apologized.
Do not take Cruz's apology lightly, folks.  The MSM views GOP apologies as blood in the water, igniting a feeding frenzy of attempts to destroy the apologetic GOP politician.  But Cruz walked tall, providing a window into how the man will respond in tough times in the W.H.
In the thick of the campaign battle, desire and desperation to win can cause candidates to lose themselves, saying and doing things out of character.  Pressure and deep desire also have a way of exposing who one really is inside.  Unlike a few of his contenders, Cruz has remained true to who he is, refraining from grabbing onto trivial non-issues to slime his opponents.
Mary, my beautiful awesome wife of over 30 years, is my second.  My first wife and I married at ages 19 and 21.  Before we divorced, we sought marriage counseling.  Unfortunately, my young bride and I had crossed a line.  We said cutting painful things to each other that we could not un-hear, could not take back.
I caution our GOP presidential wannabes not to take their rhetoric too far.  Do not start sounding like Democrats in your attacks on fellow GOP contenders.  The stakes are far too high.  The heart and soul of America as envisioned by our founding fathers is at risk.
After the nomination process, we must all come together.  We have a general election to win and a country to save.  With levelheadedness, wisdom, and character, Ted Cruz is our guy.

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Madeleine Albright: There’s a Special Place in Hell For Women Who Don’t Support HILLARY (VIDEO)

So this douche Bag is supporting a lying corrupt progressive idiot that is being investigated by the FBI? Its sick how the Progressive leftist have no Morals and no high expectations for the highest office in the land. I say there is a special place in Hell for liars in public office and running for public office.

Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright served as Secretary of State under Bill Clinton and she has a message for women who aren’t supporting Hillary for president.


The Daily Caller reports:
Madeleine Albright Tells Young Women Voters ‘There’s A Special Place In Hell’ For Them If They Don’t Support Hillary
Former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright attempted to shame young women voters at a Hillary Clinton campaign event on Saturday, repeating her now-famous line: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Albright joined New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker at a rally in Concord, N.H., just days before the nation’s first presidential primary of the 2016 campaign.
The 78-year-old diplomat, who served in the Bill Clinton White House, complained that some young women “don’t understand the importance of why young women have to support Hillary Clinton.”
“The story is not over, they’re going to want to push us back. Appointments to the Supreme Court make all the difference,” Albright said of Republicans, adding that young women “have to help” and that “Hillary Clinton will be there for you.”
“Just remember: there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other,” Albright said, much to the joy of Clinton, who is seen laughing at the remark, which she has used numerous times in the past.
Here’s the video:

What an awful thing to say to women.
Their vote should only be determined by their gender?
Can you even imagine what the press would say if a Republican suggested some women have a special place in Hell reserved for them, based on their vote?



The truth about single-payer healthcare

Hello. Dr. Keith Smith with you – Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Thank you for joining me in this series.
I’d like to talk a little bit about what single-payer healthcare would look like in the United States. Some of the most vicious comments I’ve ever received from this series come from my comments about single-payer in other countries. Many people in the United States are fans of it, but that’s primarily because they do not understand what a disaster it truly is and how the countries all over the world that supposedly love their healthcare systems are morphing much more toward private efforts.
Privatization of healthcare in countries that have single-payer healthcare is ongoing and vigorous. Of course the Canadians have a private healthcare system at their disposal and that’s the very dysfunctional one here in the United States.
Single-payer healthcare in the United States would not look like it does in many of these foreign countries. I argue that it would be worse because it would be run just like Medicare is run. Medicare is not run, after all, by the government. Medicare is run by private contractors, typically giant insurance companies.
Indeed, single-payer in the United States would very likely look something like this: the country would be carved up into regions and the giant healthcare companies would vie or bid for the complete control of that region of the country.
The premiums that those companies receive would no longer be dependent on the satisfaction or dissatisfaction of the buyer or the consumer. They would plug directly into the taxpayer trough. They would take this money and determine what their profits needed to be at the end of the year and they would ration care accordingly to make sure their stock prices remained where they needed to be.
This will be enraging to many of you who are big fans of single-payer healthcare, but in the United States it will not take the form that it has in Canada even though in the Canadian system many of those people come to the United States for their care and there are vigorous privatization efforts there because it just simply doesn’t work. Socialism doesn’t work. It doesn’t work in healthcare.
The good news is here at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, we’re showing how the free market can work. It’s bringing prices down and quality is increasing… not just in this region of the country, but all over the country by those who are embracing the discipline of the free market and giving no credence to any ideas that socialism in healthcare works at all.
Thank you for joining me. We’ll see you next time.


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CNN Started The Carson Drop-Out Rumor. Now They're Lying About It To Bash Cruz.

CNN’s massively dishonest hit on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) continued on Saturday night during the debate, when Cruz defended himself from accusations that his campaign had deliberately misinformed voters that Dr. Ben Carson was preparing to drop out of the race. Here’s what CNN originally reported just hours before the caucuses:
Tapper: “It’s very unusual, to announce that you’re going home to rest for a few days, not going on to the next site.”
Bash: “Very unusual…Look, if you want to be president of the United States, you don’t go home to Florida. That’s just bottom line, that’s the end of the story. If you want to signal to your supporters that you’re hungry, that you want them to get out and campaign, you have to get out there too, it’s very unusual.”
Tapper: “Very unusual.”
Wolf Blitzer: “Very significant news indeed.”
CNN then tweeted: “After the #IACaucus, @RealBenCarson plans to take a break from campaigning.”
Based on all of this, everyone in the political world assumed – correctly, as it turns out – that Carson was preparing to end his campaign. And the next week, Carson fired half his staff.
Nonetheless, Carson pushed the notion that Cruz had stolen Iowa from him; Donald Trump suggested the same. Even Marco Rubio jumped on board.
Asked about it during the CNN debate on Saturday night, here’s what Cruz said:
Let me tell you the facts of what occurred for those who are interested in knowing. On Monday night, about 6:30 p.m., CNN reported that Ben was not going from Iowa to New Hampshire or South Carolina. Rather, he was, quote, "Taking a break from campaigning." They reported that on television, CNN's political anchors, Jake Tapper and Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer, said it was highly unusual and highly significant. My political team saw CNN's report breaking news and they forwarded that news to our volunteers, it was being covered on live television…. I regret that subsequently, CNN reported on that -- they didn't correct that story until 9:15 that night. So from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15, that's what CNN was reporting. Subsequent to that initial report, Ben's campaign put out a statement saying that he was not suspending his campaign. I wish that our campaign staff had forwarded that statement. They were unaware of it, I wish that they had, that's why I apologized.
Carson then responded that CNN had issued a correction tweet a few minutes later. And CNN released a statement ripping Cruz:
The Cruz campaign's actions the night of the Iowa caucuses had nothing to do with CNN's reporting. The fact that Senator Cruz continues to knowingly mislead the voters about this is astonishing.
 What nonsense. Cruz's team explicitly cited CNN's reporting in its emails. Carson himself has sent emails blaming CNN. Cruz correctly pointed out what happened on CNN, as you can see from the transcript above. And while CNN reporters tweeted that Carson wasn’t dropping out, as did Carson staffers, CNN did not report on air that Carson was staying in the race until later in the evening.
So CNN’s ridiculous ass-covering is just that: ridiculous ass-covering. There’s a reason Carson’s fundraising email sent after the controversy blamed only CNN: “It was yet another example of creating rather than reporting the news, and it’s wrong.”

Clashes break out across the globe as tens of thousands take to the streets to protest Muslim immigration

Though mostly peaceful, some violent scuffles broke out across Europe and as far away as Australia today as thousands of people taking part in PEGIDA anti-Muslim immigration protests clashed with a small number of pro-Muslim groups and riot control police.


UK Daily Mail  Police in Dresden, Germany, saw about thousands of protesters at a rally organised by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) , making it the biggest of a coordinated series of demonstrations across European cities.

Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for anti-Muslim immigrant sentiment. 

BRITAIN: In Birmingham, placards were seen all over saying ‘Trump is right’, ‘We will not stay silent as women are raped’ and ‘Nazism = Islamism.’ 


FRANCE: Supporters of PEGIDA demonstrate in Calais:


Policemen arrest General of Army Corps, Christian Piquemal, who came out to support the anti-Islam protesters at the PEGIDA rally in Calais:30F1C72700000578-3435093-image-a-142_1454808588302

AUSTRALIA: Young anti-Islam protesters came out in Canberra:


Sherman Burgess, the Great Aussie Patriot, and Blair Cottrell, leader of United Patriots Front, were among the speakers:30EF6E5300000578-3435093-Sherman_Burgess_known_as_the_Great_Aussie_Patriot_and_Blair_Cott-a-6_1454797208778Daniel Evans from Reclaim Australia is pictured standing before the demonstrators in the country’s capital city, Canberra:30EF6A8700000578-3435093-Daniel_Evans_from_Reclaim_Australia_is_pictured_standing_before_-a-9_1454797209426-1

IRELAND: Riot police in Dublin stood between the Irish branch of PEGIDA and pro-Muslim demonstrators:


NETHERLANDS: Plainclothes police officers wrestle a man to the ground during the PEGIDA demonstration held in Amsterdam.30EFE86500000578-0-image-a-28_1454776360616

Riot police were also needed in Amsterdam today in order to separate the groups. The banner pictured reads: ‘Islamists not welcome’30EFED8300000578-3435093-Riot_police_were_also_needed_in_Amsterdam_today_in_order_to_sepa-a-13_1454797210124GERMANY: Anti-Muslim immigration protesters marched through Dresden, the city where PEGIDA was originally formed:


CZECH REPUBLIC: Thousands of people gathered in front of Prague Castle, in the Czech capital, for a demonstration called ‘Together against islamization’ organized by Czech right-wing populist party Usvit:


POLAND: Anti-Muslim protesters light flares, hold up Poland scarves and banners and shout slogans during rally in front of the Royal Castle:30F26D4E00000578-3435093-image-a-44_1454790387604Though small in numbers, there was a pro-Muslim contingent in each city:



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fun with numbers: The real story behind the unemployment report

Is it just me, or is it ironic to see that Democrats  some, at least  have suddenly found religion regarding voter fraud...now that it affects them, of course?
For years, Democrats have contended that vote fraud is not a problem, blocking any significant attempts to deal with the issue.  However, now that a Democrat  well, actually a Socialist, but a fellow traveler nonetheless  is the victim of their dirty tricks, some are taking vote fraud seriously.  From Politico:
Bernie Sanders’ campaign is laying the groundwork for what could be a challenge to the Iowa Democratic caucus results, a step that could lead to a divisive and drawn-out dispute with Hillary Clinton.
The campaign has committed roughly 10 core staff members and volunteers, based in Sanders’ Des Moines headquarters and in locations across Iowa, to calling the campaign’s precinct captains from each of the state’s 1,681 precincts to make sure their results matched up with the official reported numbers.
The painstaking precinct-by-precinct canvas — which is a long shot to change the top-line result — is an outgrowth of the Sanders’ camp’s repeated questions about the reporting process for the caucus results — questions the campaign raised before the caucuses. While his team has been careful not to allege any outright foul play, the campaign put a spotlight on the Microsoft software used to report the results and then — on caucus night — suggested to reporters that 90 precincts hadn’t properly reported their numbers.
Even the Des Moines Register, which endorsed Hillary Clinton, has called for Monday's caucus votes to be re-examined in an editorial titled "Something smells in the Democratic Party":
What happened Monday night at the Democratic caucuses was a debacle, period. Democracy, particularly at the local party level, can be slow, messy and obscure. But the refusal to undergo scrutiny or allow for an appeal reeks of autocracy.
Their editorial notes:
The Sanders campaign is rechecking results on its own, going precinct by precinct, and is already finding inconsistencies, said Rania Batrice, a Sanders spokeswoman. The campaign seeks the math sheets or other paperwork that precinct chairs filled out and were supposed to return to the state party. They want to compare those documents to the results entered into a Microsoft app and sent to the party.
“Let’s compare notes. Let’s see if they match,” Batrice said Wednesday.
Dr. Andy McGuire, chairwoman of the Iowa Democratic Party, dug in her heels and said no.
McGuire, one should note, is an avowed Clintonista; she co-chaired Clinton's 2008 Iowa campaign and is a Hillary contributor and avowed supporter.

Why is the number unknown? Because officials who reported county delegate totals without using the party's smartphone app weren't required to signify if the win was the result of a coin toss, said Sam Lau, a spokesman for the Iowa Democratic Party.
Oh, and about those infamous coin flips?  A separate Register report explains that no one really knows how many decided delegate tallies.

Then there is at least one instance in which certain caucus-goers apparently just disappeared from the count:
A total of 484 eligible caucus attendees were initially recorded at the site. But when each candidate’s preference group was counted, Clinton had 240 supporters, Sanders had 179 and Martin O’Malley had five (causing him to be declared non-viable).
Those figures add up to just 424 participants, leaving 60 apparently missing. When those numbers were plugged into the formula that determines delegate allocations, Clinton received four delegates and Sanders received three — leaving one delegate unassigned.
Representatives of Sanders and Hillary were told by the state office to flip a coin for the final delegate.  Of course, Hillary won.  Thus, even though already benefiting from the "missing" sixty participants (Yes, it's a presumption.  But we are talking the Clintons here.), Clinton won another delegate, giving her five and Sanders just three.  It does make one wonder what would have happened had those missing sixty people had been able to make their preference known.
The Sanders camp is up in arms over what appears to be a systemic subversion of the election rules in Iowa by the Clinton crime political syndicate.  And the media is actually paying attention for a change.
No doubt because Democrats are now making the charges.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/finally_some_dems_learn_vote_fraud_emisem_a_problem.html#ixzz3zRHBChgJ