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Vote no trump

The man who said to vote your conscience and to vote for the candidate who best upholds Constitutional principles was resoundingly booed exiting the convention stage by party delegates.

Conversely the male who heads the PayPal corporation currently boycotting North Carolina because of its law restricting men from using women’s bathrooms and who shamelessly declared his pride for being a homosexual was applauded, cheered, and given a standing ovation by the delegates at the convention.

Those delegates who booed Ted Cruz and cheered Peter Thiel don’t belong to the party of Lincoln and Reagan nor do they represent its principles and values.

Those delegates belong to the Party of Trump and represent his progressive principles and New York values.

Trump has said on several occasions that he doesn’t need the party’s conservative base to win in November and doesn’t want their vote.

So I am honoring Mr. Trump’s request to not vote for him, and I encourage every principled conservative, evangelical, and patriot to do likewise.

 

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Cruz Fights Alone to Stop Senate from Funding Planned Parenthood and Iran Nuclear Deal

By Jerry A. Kane

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Last night Ted Cruz couldn’t get his Republican Senate colleagues to back his proposed amendment to stop funding Planned Parenthood for one year and to prevent the Obama administration from using funds to implement the Iran nuclear deal until Congress can examine the additional agreements or “side deals” between the terrorist state and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“You know, Obama has negotiated a catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. Republican leadership goes on television all the time and rightly says this is a catastrophic deal. I would suggest that if we actually believed the words that are coming out of their mouths, then we should be willing to use any and all constitutional authorities,” Cruz said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tore a page from former Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s playbook and “filled the tree” with amendments and blocked Cruz from offering his amendment during a voice vote.

McConnell used the same tactic in July to block Cruz from offering an amendment on the Iran nuclear deal to the highway bill. Mike Lee (R-Utah) was the only senator to back Cruz on offering his amendment.

Cruz then asked for a roll call vote on overruling the decision, but his Republican colleagues sat on their hands, refusing to give him a “sufficient second” (11 senators) to allow the vote. For the record, roll call votes have been routinely granted as procedural courtesy to senators in both parties.

“What does denying a second mean? Denying a recorded vote. Why is that important? When you are breaking the commitment you’ve made to the men and women who elected you, the most painful thing in the world is accountability,” Cruz said.

Overruled by McConnell and his deputies, his colleagues too frightened to oppose a bloated spending bill to fund executive amnesty, Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, the Iran deal, and other Democrat-Party priorities, Cruz stood alone on the Senate floor. But he wasn’t done and remained undaunted in criticizing the leadership and his colleagues.

He took to the microphone and delivered a powerful, brilliant indictment against the corrupt Republican establishment and its symbiotic relationship with the Democrat party and K Street lobbyists.

During his hour-long speech, Cruz chided Republican leadership for repeatedly surrendering to Obama; he exposed the dysfunction of Washington; and he lamented the betrayal of the electorate.

It takes a man of principled conviction and extraordinary courage to stand before the Senate, where collegiality is touted as the supreme virtue, and indict party leadership and colleagues to their face for their hypocrisy, dishonesty, and cowardice.

Cruz is that lone voice crying out in the wilderness for repentance to a reprobate Congress damned by God awaiting its day of reckoning. Right now, he is America’s most fearless orator and greatest statesmen, and it’s painful to know that most Americans will never realize that.

“[T]his is no longer a nation of independent individuals. … The whole world is becoming humanoid – creatures that look human but aren’t. The whole world, not just us. We’re just the most advanced country, so we’re getting there first. The whole world’s people are becoming mass-produced, programmed, numbered, insensate things…”



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Perky Katie Couric separately interviewed both Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz about global cooling-warming/climate change, and the contrast is striking.

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Couric began questioning Ted Cruz with the statement, “97% of scientists agree that global warming is manmade.”

Cruz responded saying that the “97% of scientists” claim is based on a discredited study and that there hasn’t been any global warming in 17 years. “It’s not happening,” Cruz said.

Then Cruz talked about how the media pushed “Global Cooling” on us in the 1970’s, and whether it’s global cooling or global warming, the basic motive behind it is always the same: about increased government control of the economy. And then Cruz said that liberals changed the name to “climate change”, so they could always claim there was a problem regardless of whether it got hotter or colder. Cruz further said that the Democrats are abandoning union workers in favor of environmentalists, creating an opening for Republicans.

So Cruz started with a question meant to put him on the defensive, and turned it around to (a) disprove global warming (b) explain how it is scam used by the government to control us and (c) turn it into an opening to attract union voters. And he did it with a manner that was gentle and friendly and smart. …

When Couric asked Carly Fiorina if she thought man-made global warming was a problem, her response was quite telling:

[Fiorina] hemmed and hawed … that it wasn’t a problem compared to fighting ISIS and other issues, but didn’t want to answer the basic question. She also said that “a single nation acting [alone can make no difference at all]….” She says we have to focus on innovation, like clean coal. But she doesn’t answer the basic question until finally at the end, when asked for the fourth or fifth time, Carly admits that “climate change” is real [issue], just not as important as other issues.

Carly’s interview was bad for several reasons. First, she looked evasive on answering the basic, simple question of whether man-made climate change is real, and she looked evasive because she was evasive. Not good. Secondly, she got the answer wrong. As we all know, there has been no global warming for 17 or 18 years. Thirdly, while she correctly stated that the US could not solve the “problem” alone, she bought into the Left’s argument that there is a problem. She accepted the premise of their argument, and once she does that, she operates on the defensive. (Emphasis mine) After watching that interview a low-information voter might think “Well, even Republicans agree it’s real, now I have to figure out who is better on this issue.”

The neo-conservative National Review praised Fioria‘s global-warming answers in her interview with Couric.

For the candidates’ global-warming interviews on youtube, see Katie Couric Interviews Sen. Ted Cruz on Climate Change and Carly Fiorina makes mincemeat of interviewer Katie Couric – Climate change.

For more of the two commentaries, see What happens when Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina are compared head to head? and Carly Fiorina Shows How to Address the Left on Climate Change.

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UPDATE:

Last Friday U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar to his face on the Senate floor, and now he is accusing the Kentucky Republican of leading the effort to keep taxpayer funds going to Planned Parenthood.

Today Cruz came out and said, “The McConnell-Reid leadership team has no interest in cutting off one penny of funds to Planned Parenthood, which is why leader Mitch McConnell just blocked a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood. To the millions of Americans who rallied in November believing if only we got a Republican majority in the Senate something would be different, this was a clarifying and a sad moment.”

For more on the story, see Cruz: ‘McConnell led effort to keep Planned Parenthood funding’ GOP unable to rally 10 senators to keep taxpayer dollars from abortion provider

McConnell Blocks Amendments to Defund Planned Parenthood and Pass Kate’s Law

By Jerry A. Kane

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked amendments to defund Planned Parenthood and pass Kate’s Law, whereby deported illegals who return to the United States would receive a mandatory five-year sentence in a federal penitentiary if convicted.

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s number one abortion provider which has received nationwide attention resulting from an undercover sting of released videos showing PP executives discussing the sale of harvested baby organs from late-trimester abortions, currently receives more than a half billion dollars from taxpayers annually.

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The Republican squish has repeatedly said that he supports defunding Planned Parenthood, yet when it came time to put up or shut up, McConnell blocked the amendment to the Highway Bill that would have defunded PP.

To block the amendments, the Obama enabler used “Whorehouse” Harry Reid’s tactic of “filling the tree.” Reid made the tactic popular when he was Democrat majority leader to block Republicans from offering amendments to Democrat bills.

“Filling the Tree” is when the senate leader, who controls the process, uses up the allotted time for amendments on a bill by loading it up with small, insignificant measures in order to run out the clock to prevent other amendments from being introduced.

As a half-hearted attempt to appease critics, McConnell agreed to “fast-track” a stand-alone bill to defund Planned Parenthood; but a stand-alone bill would be subject to a Democrat filibuster, and would require 60 votes to override the filibuster, which means Democrat support that he wouldn’t get. An amendment would only need 50 votes to be included in the Highway Bill.

For more on the story, see “McConnell Angers Conservatives By Blocking Defunding Planned Parenthood, Kate’s Law.”

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Ronald Reagan spent most of his career challenging reigning Republicans and fighting their orthodoxy. He wasn’t a part of the Nixonian/GOP establishment.

Reagan’s eleventh commandment never meant Republicans should not criticize fellow Republicans over ideology or philosophy. When Republicans don’t stand for principles, Democrats celebrate.

This 26:06 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.

The show aired Monday, March 24, 2014. TMR is broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am — noon on channel 2.

To see the full two-hour show, go to the Ought to be Headlines web page. Join the resistance and make a difference before it’s too late.

 

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