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Scott Rigell donated to Brother O’s campaign, supported the Porkulus Bill, and took $444,500 in taxpayer subsidies through the Cash for Clunkers fiasco for his automobile dealership.

Rigell said he “had no ethical problem” taking taxpayer money even when other dealers lost their lively hoods through partisan Chicago-style politics. During the GM/Chrysler takeover, Brother O kept dealerships afloat that had contributed to Democrats and closed dealerships that had contributed to Republicans. The closure list showed “an extremely high correlation between dealers closing and congressional districts BHO lost”

The Republican Party does not need any more treasonous Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist-type RINOs to beat an incumbent Democrat.  It’s time for Republicans to offer Virginia voters a real conservative as a stark contrast to the statist Glenn Nye in November.  

Rigell is a politics-as-usual, GOP establishment faux conservative who will betray his Republican constituency for the chance to wear the bipartisan moniker and appear in photo opts with progressive Democrats.

“In November Republicans will aim at the Democrats, but for now their only expression is against the Republican establishment, and that’s who Rigell is. He gave money to Obama, he gave money to Mark Warner, and Louise Lucas, who is a Democrat state senator down there.”— Tom Davis, former Republican Congressman from Virginia’s 11th district

The Virginia primary is June 8. Send the RINOs a message.

I.M. Kane


Republican in Virginia Primary Donated to Obama

By Michelle Oddis

Scott Rigell, running as the favorite of the GOP establishment in the Republican primary in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, donated $1,000 to Barack Obama, according to opensecrets.com, a research group that tracks money in politics.

“Rigell was one of the highest Obama donors in the zip code,” Scott Taylor told HUMAN EVENTS. Taylor, a former Navy SEAL and local business owner, is also running in the Republican primary.

Taylor, whose campaign slogan is “Send a SEAL not a RINO,” said Rigell “didn’t even vote in the Republican primary, and then gave $1,000 to Barack Obama on March 10,” 2008.

“In November Republicans will aim at the Democrats, but for now their only expression is against the Republican establishment, and that’s who Rigell is,” said former Rep. Tom Davis (R.-Va.). “He gave money to Obama, he gave money to Mark Warner, and Louise Lucas, who is a Democrat state senator down there.”

On a local blog, Rigell responded by saying that, “The only alternative on the Democratic side was Senator Obama. Yes, I was moved by his rhetoric and by the prospect of seeing a minority rise to the highest office in our land. If we were to end up with a Democrat President I wanted that person to be Obama, not Clinton; I was not indifferent to the two possible outcomes.”

Rigell also supported the economic stimulus and through the Cash for Clunkers program received $444,500 from the U.S. taxpayers to benefit his automobile dealership. When asked about accepting the money, Rigell said, ” I had no ethical problem whatsoever.”

Across the country Republican voters, many led by the Tea Party movement, are letting Washington know that they are feed up with their GOP establishment candidates. Last week, 18-year Republican incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett from Utah lost his seat at a state convention when Tea Party favorite Mike Lee and a businessman named Tim Bridgewater won the right to duke it out in June 22 primary. 

Taylor faces an up hill battle in raising money for the campaign. Rigell is topping his rivals in fundraising, although most of his money is coming from his own pocket.

“I believe you need people out there that are servant leaders, not the other way around, and who are not beholden to other folks. Rigell has endorsements that are based on his contributions to their campaign, it’s all status quo,” said Taylor.

Taylor has been endorsed by Rep. Dan Burton (R.-Ind), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R.-Calif.) and Rep. Trent Franks (R.-Ariz.), two mayors and a councilman within the district, and two Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

Scott Taylor appeared several times on Fox News supporting the SEALs charged with failing to safeguard and abusing terrorist Iraqi detainee Ahmed Hashim Abed. All three SEALs have since been exonerated.

“I’m doing this for a servant leadership position, I don’t see it as a career position, I am adamantly opposed to what is going on in this nation, I want to get us back to path of prosperity,” Taylor said. “We need leaders up there that have backbone, who can fight against healthcare reform issues, but also address costs. We also need someone who understands that we are the finest fighting force and we are committed to winning as much as our troops are.”

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Miss Oddis is Assistant Managing Editor at HUMAN EVENTS. Before working with Human Events she was a researcher for syndicated columnist and author Robert Novak. Ms. Oddis has appeared on FOX News Hannity and Colmes, and The O’Reilly Factor. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Eastern Connecticut State University. E-mail her at moddis@eaglepub.com. You can also request to follow her on Twitter. Or find her Facebook fan page here.

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Americans are in a global struggle with Islamofascists who advocate a second holocaust, and the vast majority of Jews in America are oblivious to the genocide that awaits them if nothing is done to stop it.

During a question and answer session following his speech at the University of California San Diego, NewsReal Blog’s Editor-in-Chief David Horowitz had an exchange with a member of the Muslim Students’ Association (MSA).

The following 3:29 video provides a clear insight into the Jew-hating, depraved ideology behind Muslim extremists who are biding their time until they can start murdering people in the millions with impunity.

America is in a war with a totalitarian enemy that seeks global domination; its patriots must fight against Islamofascism or perish.

Get ready for the future: it is murder.

I.M. Kane


 

David Horowitz at UCSD 05 10 2010.avi 3:29 Video

A written transcript of the exchange follows:

MSA member: Good evening, I just wanted to say thank you for coming to campus tonight and presenting your point of view, its always important to have to sets of, ah, views going on at the same time. Um, very useful.  My name is [Jimena Imad Musa Ahmal Bahiri](sp) and I’m a student here at UCSD. Ah I was reading your literature, I found that much more interesting than your talk, and I found some interesting things about the MSA, which is an organization that is very active on campus and is hosting our annual “Hitler Youth” week, you should come out to those events. Um, if you could clarify the connection between the MSA and Jihad terrorist networks, because last time I checked, we had to do our own fundraising, and we never get help from anyone.  So if you could clarify the connection between UCSD’s MSA or if you don’t have such information, if you could connect other MSA’s on UC’s, because the connection wasn’t to clear in the pamphlet, just if you could clarify.

Horowitz: Okay.  Will you condemn Hamas, here and now?

MSA member: I’m sorry, what?

Horowitz: Will you condemn Hamas?

MSA member: Would I condemn Hamas?

Horowitz: As a terrorist organization.  Genocidal organization.

MSA member: Are you asking me to put myself on a cross?

Horowitz: So you won’t.  I have actually had this experience many times.  You didn’t actually read the pamphlet, because the pamphlet is chapter and verse. The main connection is that the MSA is part of the Muslim Brotherhood Network as revealed…

MSA member: I don’t think you understood what I meant by that.  I meant if I say something, I am sure that I will be arrested, for reasons of homeland security.  So if you could please just answer my question.

Horowitz: If you condemn Hamas, Homeland Security will arrest you?

MSA member: If I support Hamas, because your question forces me to condemn Hamas.  If I support Hamas, I look really bad.

Horowitz: If you don’t condemn Hamas, obviously you support it.  Case closed.  I have had this experience at UC Santa Barbara, where there were 50 members of the Muslim Students Association sitting right in the rows there.  And throughout my hour talk I kept asking them, will you condemn Hizbollah and Hamas. And none of them would.  And then when the question period came, the president of the Muslim Students Association was the first person to ask a question. And I said, ‘Before you start, will you condemn Hizbollah?’ And he said, ‘Well, that question is too complicated for a yes or no answer.’  So I said, ‘Okay, I’ll put it to you this way.  I am a Jew.  The head of Hizbollah has said that he hopes that we will gather in Israel so he doesn’t have to hunt us down globally.  For or Against it?

MSA member: For it.

Horowitz: Thank you for coming and showing everybody what’s here.

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The following 1:37 video is not a computer graphic, but a real scene. The illusion involves a 3D construction of four slopes that appear to extend downwards away from a common centre. When wooden balls are placed on the slopes they appear to roll upwards as if a magnet is pulling them.

The gravity-defying illusion won the 2010 Best Illusion of the Year Contest, held in Naples, Florida. The “Impossible Motion” illusion was created by Kokichi Sugihara of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Kawasaki, Japan.

I am impressed … I am fascinated …

I.M. Kane


Impossible motion: magnet-like slopes 1:37 Video

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Fourteen-term Congressman Allan Mollohan was part of Bart Stupak’s (D-MI) Blue Dog Democrat coalition that blocked ObamaCare over abortion, but then caved under Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “charms” during the final hours of debate.

“Mollohan hadn’t faced a serious primary fight in more than a decade and was seen in some circles as unbeatable given that the 1st district seat had been in his family since 1968. (His father held it from 1968-1982 before handing it off to the son.)

Mollohan’s defeat … will foment the sense that incumbents — of all parties and offices — need to be on guard heading into the summer primary season and the fall midterms.

A recent Washington Post/ABC poll showed that less than one in three people said they plan to vote to re-elect their member of Congress — numbers that haven’t been seen in Post/ABC data since the Republican wave election of 1994.”—Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake

The pseudo-Blue Dog is the first U.S. Representative to lose a primary in 2010, and hopefully won’t be the last.

I.M. Kane


Alan Mollohan loses primary fight

By Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake

West Virginia Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan lost his bid for a 15th term tonight at the hands of state Sen. Mike Oliverio, a defeat that further affirms the anti-incumbent sentiment coursing through the country.

Mollohan hadn’t faced a serious primary fight in more than a decade and was seen in some circles as unbeatable given that the 1st district seat had been in his family since 1968. (His father held it from 1968-1982 before handing it off to the son.)

But, Oliverio, who served a single term in the state House of Delegates before being elected to the state Senate in 1994, ran hard against Mollohan’s entrenched incumbent status and the lingering whiff of ethics problems that had dogged the Congressman for years.

The race has gotten very nasty over its final weeks with Oliverio referring to Mollohan as “one of the most corrupt members of Congress” and the incumbent retorting that his opponent is “lying” and “spreading right-wing smears”.

Mollohan, despite regular warning from state and national Democratic strategists, never seemed to understand the threat posed by Oliverio and, according to several sources, ran a campaign suited to the early 1990s rather than 2010 in terms of its sophistication.

On the Republican side, former state Del. David McKinley won his party’s nomination. Republicans, however, had made clear they preferred to run against Mollohan and must now re-orient their strategy.

Mollohan is the first House member to lose a re-election bid in the 2010 cycle and the first Democrat to lose a bid for re-nomination since Rep. Al Wynn (Md.) in 2008. Three House Republicans — Rep. Chris Cannon (Utah), Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (Md.) and Rep. Dave Davis (Tenn.) — lost in intraparty fights last cycle.

Mollohan’s defeat follows hard on a loss by Utah Sen. Bob Bennett (R) in the Beehive State’s convention process over the weekend and, as such, will foment the sense that incumbents — of all parties and offices — need to be on guard heading into the summer primary season and the fall midterms.

(While the race is rightly seen — at least partially — through a national prism in terms of its scope, it’s important to remember two factors unique to this race: Mollohan had been damaged by ethics allegations over the last few years and Oliverio actually ran to the incumbent’s ideological right — castigating him for his vote in favor of President Obama’s health care bill.)

A recent Washington Post/ABC poll showed that less than one in three people said they plan to vote to re-elect their member of Congress — numbers that haven’t been seen in Post/ABC data since the Republican wave election of 1994.

Just how bad it has gotten for incumbents will be tested in a serious way next Tuesday when Democratic Sens. Arlen Specter (Pa.) and Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) attempt to fend off serious primary challenges.

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