Cruz: Quick on his feet on Obamacare, conservatism

March 25, 2015

Since Ted Cruz’ Monday announcement of his candidacy for President of the United States, the MSM has been posed to discredit him or cause him to stumble.  His appearance on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday was proof positive.

But the Texas Senator was more than ready for the bombardment when network correspondent Vladimir Duthiers pounced, asking Cruz if he would “take away” the health care of 16 millions of Americans insured under Obamacare if he was elected president

“Well, you know, those numbers don’t tell the whole picture,” Cruz calmly responded. “For one thing, the bulk of those numbers are coming from expanded Medicaid. And Medicaid is a program where a lot of people who are on Medicaid are not getting health care. Medicaid is a system that is already overburdened and more and more people are just getting waiting lists and not actually getting health care.”

Cruz added, “Beyond that, remember six million people had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare. You are not doing someone a favor if you cancel the health insurance they like, and then force them to buy new health insurance at higher premiums that covers less.

The newly declared Republican candidate also noted that Obamacare is the “single largest job killer” in the United States.

And try as they might to elicit a misstep, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King also found him unflappable. 

Nice start.

Click here to watch him. You’ll be impressed.


Minorities voting Dem disenfranchise themselves

March 21, 2015

While addressing the Impact Symposium* at Vanderbilt University in Nashville this past week, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said he believed every black American should vote Republican in one election to let the political parties know the African-American population wasn’t pledged to one party’s control.

“What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican,” he said. “Black folks in America are telling one party, “We don’t give a damn about you.” They’re telling the other party, “You’ve got our vote.” Therefore, you have labeled yourself “disenfranchised” because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.”

Smith went on to say that no one in the Republican Party would feel the need to cater to African-American needs if they felt it was impossible to earn black votes, and voting Republican would be akin to “shopping around.”

The black community is not alone in being taken for granted by the Democrat party to which they hold unwavering allegiance, and are therefore given little consideration.  Hispanics favor Democrats over Republicans by a roughly 2-to-1 margin, according to this 2013 Gallup poll

Pew Research Center has also found that 75 percent of Hispanics prefer a “bigger government providing more services,” and only 19 percent prefer a smaller government. Pew also reported that more than half (52 percent) of Asians prefer “bigger government providing more services,” and only 36 percent prefer a smaller government. So it’s no surprise that in 2012, 71 percent of Hispanics and 73 percent of Asians voted for Obama.

The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief noted in 2013 that “the two fastest-growing ethnic groups — Latinos and Asian-Americans — are decidedly liberal.” Factor in religion and the dynamic remains the same with Jewish voters supporting the Democrat in presidential elections in far higher numbers than any other religious group. The most politically conservative faith-based group remains the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons. Gallup polling here.

What do Black, Asian, Hispanic and Jewish voters all have in common?  Stephen A. Smith nailed it in his speech at Vanderbilt —- they have all made themselves politically irrelevant by their bonding to the Dems, who exert no energy to win any of them over since they are considered reliably tucked away in the Democrat’s back pocket.

Members of these groups should heed Stephen A. Smith’s wise counsel. He got it right.

* H/T Video: National Review


Janet Na­politano still coarse, boorish as UC Prez

March 20, 2015

CBS San Francisco does a hot open mic reveal of the woman Arizonans got to know all too well as loutish and arrogant. Never accused of exercising decorum or restraint as governor, Janet Na­politano brazenly puts her classlessness on display as University of California President.

Smacking gum like a long-hauler and clearly irritated as students protested the fifth 5% annual tuition increase —- during a Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco —- Napolitano turned to a fellow regent and said, “Let’s just break. Let’s go, let’s go. We don’t have to listen to this crap.” Her open mic caught the comment. After that, the regents and Napolitano filed out.

Her attitude was markedly different from her earlier, conciliatory tone at the very same meeting where she said of the students, “They want to be sure that their voices are being heard and I want to commit to them that their voices are being heard.”

To make their point loud and clear, a frustrated group of the tuition-hike weary student protesters pulled off their outer clothing down to their underwear or exercise clothes revealing the words “Student Debt,” to symbolize what they likened to having to give the shirt off their backs for continually escalating tuition rates.

Protesters said they suspected the regent’s meetings were scheduled during a busy week of midterms, but they say they vowed not to stop protesting until their message is heard.


Hillary fails to put lid on email scandal, meets legal resistance

March 11, 2015

“The server will remain private”

As Hillary Clinton’s nefarious email saga continues to develop, one line given as her reason for withholding personal communications is shot through with cannon-sized holes by none other than hubby Bill.  Hillary’s claim that her private server “contained personal communication between my husband and me,” was exposed as bogus by the Wall Street Journal, revealing the fact that Bill Clinton still doesn’t use email. In fact, according to the article, he has sent a total of two emails in his entire life, the initial one in 1998. As president, Bill Clinton’s first email was a message to John Glenn, as the former senator and astronaut was making a return trip to space.

And speaking of outer space, Hillary, the presumed Democrat presidential candidate did herself no favors as she took the podium, aloofly playing the role of annoyed, elitist matron, while holding a terse press conference Tuesday. She acknowledged using only a private email account while secretary of state and grandly opined that only she is the determiner of what she releases and what she deletes. “The server will remain private,” she flatly declared —- saying she turned over 55,000 emails —- neglecting to admit that she waited two months to do so and never sufficiently answering questions relating to what was contained in those she deleted.

She also said using a private server while in a high level government post was a matter of “convenience.” The physical server was on her private property. Given that the Benghazi disaster, shrouded in lies, occurred on her watch, the issue becomes: Does her “convenience” trump national security?

While snappishly answering questions, Clinton repeated that she “followed every rule,” and  “did not email classified material to anyone.” She further claimed, “For any government employee, it is that government employee’s responsibility to determine what’s personal and what’s work-related” —- knowing full well that’s not the case.

“At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails. No one wants their personal emails made public, and I think most people understand that and respect that privacy,” asserted the woman who has long desired to be the ultimate and unquestioned authority.

When even the left-of-center Associated Press has filed a lawsuit in D.C. today to force the State Department to release Hillary’s email correspondence and government documents, all indications point to her grandiose goals looking bleaker. The legal action comes after repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act have gone unfulfilled.

 

Video H/T: Washington Free Beacon


GOP 2016 hopefuls engage on issues in Iowa

March 10, 2015

Under the Obama regime, we are on the verge of losing our Second Amendment rights* as well as our country — 2016 is vitally important

Potential Republican presidential candidates assembled at the Iowa Ag Summit to take the pulse of America’s heartland.

The Des Moines Register live streamed the interactions and has excerpted what it calls some of the best of the conversations with prospective 2016 presidential candidates.

The Iowa Ag Summit is a forum on issues facing American farmers featuring national politicians.  Watch best excerpts with those currently weighing their chances at grabbing the 2016 presidential nomination. The videos include chats with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Wisconsin Gov.  Scott Walker, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and others.  Walker showed up in his shirtsleeves — presumably indicating he was ready to get to work —- and Santorum mercifully ditched his ubiquitous Jimmy Carter-like sweater vest.

Take a gander and size them up. Each opportunity to see the candidates in action is revealing. Although there is a brief commercial proceeding each interview, it’s worth the short wait.

The Des Moines Register’s coverage, “8 things to watch for at the Iowa Ag Summit,“ can be read under link.

*Article from the Washington Examiner


Netanyahu’s speech scores big in showdown over Iran

March 3, 2015

Barack Obama has his own reasons for continuing to contemptuously disregard Israel’s concerns regarding a nuclear Iran —- which presents a global threat that should concern us all. The rift between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached epic proportions leading up to Netanyahu’s address to Congress this morning.

On Monday, Netanyahu downplayed their increasingly strained relationship, but said he has a “moral obligation” to speak out against a deal with Iran that potentially threatens Israel’s existence.

Much to Obama’s consternation the Prime Minister was invited to address the joint session by House Speaker John Boehner. Dozens of Democrats including Arizona’s CD 3 U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva are boycotting the speech. Although no members of the Obama administration attended the event, Netanyahu was interrupted by applause 41 times.

Further sticking his finger in the Prime Minister’s eye, Obama announced he had scheduled a conference call on the crisis in Ukraine to coincide with the timing of the speech.

Still gracious while underscoring Israel’s right to defend itself, Netanyahu said, “My speech is not intended to show any disrespect to President Obama or the esteemed office that he holds. I have great respect for both. But while American leaders worry about the security of their country, Israeli leaders worry about the survival of their country.”

Netanyahu charged that Iran’s “goons in Gaza, its lackeys in Lebanon and the Revolutionary Guard in the Golan Heights” act as its proxies. Iran’s ‘global terror network’ poses a threat with ‘tentacles of terror region throughout the region.”

GOP Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) summed up the speech using these words, “Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu asked for America’s unwavering support for Israel, our friend and ally in a tumultuous region,” adding, “It’s unfortunate the Prime Minister even had to ask.”  Burr is the son of a Methodist minister.

Fifty Democrats  —- 42 House and 7 Senate members joined by VP Joe Biden, shamefully boycotted Netanyahu’s address. Many will remember Democrats at their own 2012 national Convention booing the addition of God and Jeering the mention of Jerusalem in their party platform. It’s in their genes.

This ad sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition aired in advanced of today’s speech.

Watch Netanyahu’s impassioned speech here.


Jeb finds few friends at Conservative Conference

February 28, 2015

Jeb Bush, the wanna-be Number 3 in his family’s presidential dynasty, encountered protests at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday in National Harbor, Maryland.

The amnesty and Common Core supporter stands by his scheme to give drivers’ licenses to illegals. When he was governor of Florida, Bush also pushed for in-state tuition for children of illegal aliens. Few can forget when he referred to illegal immigration as “an act of love.”(video)

The Washington Times reported that conservatives who resent the GOP establishment foisting yet another squish Republican into prominence were organizing a protest of Jeb’s conference speech. In anticipation of such an embarrassing walkout, Slate reported Bush’s team resorted to importing supporters from downtown Washington, D.C. Chartered buses were scheduled to depart from K Street, the heart of the lobbying industry.

The walkout began shortly after Bush strolled on stage. As he continued to finagle answers to questions posed by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, greater numbers of attendees booed and then filed out. (video)

As the brother and son of the last two Republican presidents, Jeb Bush appears to think the presidency is now his due.  He’s obviously spent too much time listening to RINO strategist Karl Rove. Conservatives have been down this GOP Establishment path previously with mediocre or unrepresentative of the grassroots candidates —- Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

This time winning is more important than ever. In fact, it may well be crucial to our very survival. After two terms of Barack Obama and with Hillary Clinton looking likely to snag the Democrat nomination, there is no room for Republican blunders such as Jeb Bush.


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