Trump’s Pick to Run DHS Allied with ‘Never Trump’ National Security Establishment

It was supposed to be DRAIN the Swamp, not HIRE It.

By John Binder

President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not only previously worked alongside national security establishment figures who aligned themselves with the failed “Never Trump” movement, – she has also been endorsed by members of the defunct group.

Kirstjen Nielsen, a former official under President George W. Bush, was chosen by Trump to replace Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke, who has been influential in moving forward on an initiative to construct a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Allied with Nielsen are members of the failed Never Trump effort, many of whom penned open letters during the 2016 presidential election claiming Trump was “unfit” to serve as Commander in Chief.

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For instance, former Bush official Tom Ridge has praised Nielsen, calling her a “homeland security veteran” to the Washington Post and heaping more praise on her in the New York Times, where he called her “a patriot.”

Ridge, though, was one of 95 Republican establishment former national security officials who signed a letter opposing Trump in 2016 for his “America First” agenda.

Before signing the Never Trump letter, Ridge took it upon himself to publicly label Trump an “embarrassment” to the United States, opposing his then-proposed travel ban from foreign nations that have a history of exporting Islamic terrorists.

Following Trump’s historic victory, Ridge — a longtime amnesty advocate who has aligned himself with the pro-cheap labor wing of the Republican Party — continued to oppose Trump’s promises to secure the southern border. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

 

The Slow Death of the Republican Party

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By Brent Bozell III

The Grand Old Party is about to commit suicide.

All this talk about Trump this, and Trump that, masks a far bigger political controversy. The Republican Party leadership in Washington, D.C., has fundamentally betrayed its constituents and they are about to learn that they’ve been double-crossed — for years.

Every Republican candidate’s stock speech sounds the same, the thunderous roar about a government out of control, federal spending out of control (insert charts and graphs and why, if you stack hundred dollar bills, they will reach the edge of the universe), federal taxes out of control (insert comparisons to socialist countries), the federal bureaucracy out of control (insert metaphors about chains, yokes, and the like), the family shattered with federal funding of abortion a crime against humanity (watch for it — there! The heart-wrenching sob), and our military is emasculated.

Two more items were added to the menu, courtesy of Obama. Obamacare Will Be Repealed! and Illegal Immigration Will Not Stand!

In 2009, the Democrats controlled everything, partly due to the Republicans’ cowardice on Capitol Hill, and in part because of some of the most inept candidates and campaigns America has seen in years. The Obama folks could have played it safe but went for socialist gold, using the power of the legislative and the executive branches (and later the judiciary, thank you Justice Roberts) to advance their agenda. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

TrumpCare: Congressman Thomas Massie is Changing His Vote From No to HELL NO

March 22, 2017:  Republican Congressman Thomas Massie said tonight, in response to the suggestion from President Trump that voting against the American Health Care Act could cost members their seats, that Republicans are worried Trump could be a one-term president if it ends up passing.

Hat tip: Mediaite

Man’s Hilarious Letter to Editor on “12 Reasons I Voted Democratic” Goes Viral…

Satire (noun):  The use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
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Dem VoterThis was first piblished on ConservativeTribune – James Anderson, a native of Talladega, Alabama, wrote a letter to the editor several years ago that went viral almost instantly. And while it’s been around for a while, it’s begun going viral again, perhaps as the 2016 presidential election starts to heat up.

Anderson gave 12 reasons why he voted Democrat, apparently in reference to the 2012 election. Here they are:

  1. I voted Democratic because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I now may marry my Labrador.
  2. I voted Democratic because I believe oil companies’ profits of 4 percent on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15 percent isn’t.
  3. I voted Democratic because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
  4. I voted Democratic because freedom of speech is fine as long as I agree with what is said and nobody else is offended by it.
  5. I voted Democratic because I’m way too irresponsible to own a gun and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
  6. I voted Democratic because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in 10 years if I don’t start driving a Prius.
  7. I voted Democratic because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
  8. I voted Democratic because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education and Social Security benefits, and we should take away the Social Security from those who paid into it.
  9. I voted Democratic because I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.
  10. I voted Democratic because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
  11. I voted Democratic because I think that it’s better to pay billions for their oil to people who hate us but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, spotted owl, gopher or fish.
  12. I voted Democratic because my head is so firmly misplaced toward the south end of my body, it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.

Continue reading at conservativetribune.com.

The Great GOP Divide

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Attribution: John Darkow – Columbia Daily Tribune

Note: This article was written by Gainesville Tea Party’s own Jim Sharpe.

February 3, 2016

Tax Day April 15th 2009, I attended my first Tea Party event held on the front lawn of the State House in Columbus, Ohio. Only a couple of months into the Obama administration, the Tea Party movement was in its infancy. At the time, it did not even have an official name. But it was a Tea Party event nonetheless with hundreds of people congregating in a chilly Ohio rain to listen to, among others, then-aspiring Gov. John Kasich speak. As with a number of similar type events that I attended subsequent to that, it was marked by patriotism and a sense of optimism as conservative-minded folks came together to make their dissatisfaction with the state of the nation known to their elected officials and to those seeking office. With a crowd of this size, it is safe to assume that there was a wide range of ideologies present that day. But everyone in attendance had one thing in common: A sense of pride in the concept of American exceptionalism.

Fast forward seven years to 2016. We find ourselves in the very early stages of the presidential nominating process. Many Americans are no less dissatisfied with the status quo now than they were in 2009. But a once-united Tea Party initiative dedicated to taking back America from the progressive elitists that had assumed power has devolved into several different factions all purporting to be “conservative”. No longer is the Tea Party a united movement. We now have a group of Donald Trump supporters who are convinced that it’s Trump’s way or the highway. Like their candidate, they feel as if they can bully non-believers into supporting their guy. Similarly, we have the supporters of Ted Cruz who claim to be “real” conservatives. They seem to be nearly as belligerent but in a “religious”, almost sanctimonious, sort of way. Then there are the fans of Marco Rubio who feel that their guy is the most electable of all of the GOP candidates. All three candidates have qualities that appeal to certain segments of the electorate. Likewise, all three have attributes with which many conservatives take exception. Continue reading at: sharpestjim.wordpress.com.

Thank You Representative Yoho

Yoho OmnibusThank you, Ted Yoho for voting NO on the sickening Omnibus spending bill. You’ve proven time and time again that you truly represent We the People. It is sad that so many Republicans? sold us out and voted for this liberty-killing disaster.

Former rep Tom Tancredo (R CO) said it well earlier today: “Congress has adopted a 2016 federal budget that makes it official: The Republican Party and the Democrat Party have merged.”Ryan New Boss

And to those who supported Paul Ryan (T* WI) for Speaker, I have one question: How is that working out for you? Here’s the link to the complete House roll call vote. And if anybody’s wondering how Marco voted in the Senate: Don’t worry, he didn’t vote.

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An Early Christmas Present

Christmas PresentWhat do you give a billionaire who has everything and is running for president.

The Omnibus spending bill in Congress is over 2,000 pages and spends another $1.1 trillion we don’t have. A handful of members of Congress and their staffs, the White House and insider lobbyists wrote it over the past six weeks, and outside this small circle, no one had seen it until Wednesday.

In other words, business-as-usual in Washington again. Merry Christmas, Donald Trump.

Americans are sick and tired of the way Washington operates. Outsiders like Trump, Cruz, Carson and Paul are polling at two-thirds of the Republican presidential primary voters. Regardless of how reliable you believe the polling is, there is no doubt: Republicans voters are looking to change the Washington status quo.

In 2014, Americans entrusted Republicans with Senate and House majorities to stop the Obama agenda, but Republicans refused to get in the driver’s seat of Congress. Instead, they offer this back-room, bloated bill to hike spending by another $50 Billion. It is strongly supported by Obama, Pelosi, and Reid – and strongly opposed by nearly every major segment of the Republican Party. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

The Donald Trumps Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes

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The Donald hit a home run last night in his interview on 60 Minutes. Host Scott Pelley was extremely rude and crude to Mr. Trump, but Trump never lost his cool. Responding to Pelley’s comment that he is thin skinned: Trump said: “I’m Not Thin Skinned, I’m Angry.” It is interesting to note that Vladimir Putin was also on the program, but he was treated with kid gloves by interviewer Charlie Rose. Trump handled himself really well last night, but let’s see what his healthcare and tax plans look like after they are released and analyzed.

Mark Levin is Sick snd Tired of RINOs

Never one to hide his feelings, Mark Levin talks about the Republican Establishment on his August 21st radio program. Levin made these comments just before a large Alabama Donald Trump rally started. I think Mark will be talking about this subject for a long time to come. Here’s the transcript:

What do you think Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and Reince Priebus and the boys and some of their surrogates on our favorite cable channel and other media sites; what do you think they’re thinking when they watch and they see that a football stadium in Mobile Alabama, that holds about 40,000 people, ha ha ha ha ha ha, is filling up to watch Donald Trump speak? At a Donald Trump rally? They have to be wetting themselves. They’re putting their Depends to good use.

Well I want to tell these boys something. You created Donald Trump. You created this. Your abuse of Conservatives, your abuse of power, your lies have caught up with you. You did this. You cannot expect to keep putting down Conservatives and others, and earn their loyalty. You’ve earned our contempt, our disgust. And I’m proud to say that I wasn’t the earliest, but I was certainly among the earliest to call you out. Yes, and your snarky mouthpieces at the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and other places. You can’t contain this and control this. It’ll take its course or it won’t take its course, like the Tea Party movement, like the Reagan movement. No I’m not comparing this to the same thing, I’m saying these are grass roots movements – responding to oppression, responding to abuse.

The American people are looking for a leader. It may or may not be Donald Trump, it may or may not be Ted Cruz, it may or not be Scott Walker and so forth and so on. I don’t know yet, we don’t know yet, but we do know this: The contempt for you in the Republican leadership is thick. What you did in Mississippi, what you did in Kansas, what you’ve done in other places, trying to marginalize Conservatives, trying to marginalize people who are trying to represent, truthfully represent their states and their communities. Well we’ve had a damn well enough of it. That’s the bottom line. You blow off our immigration laws, you force us into a healthcate system that we reject, The IRS abuses us. The borders are wide open, strangers coming into our communities. They’re not vetted, we don’t know who they are, and they don’t care who we are. Then you talk us down, you tell us we’re racists you tell us we’re xenophobes, you tell us we’re not taxed enough, you tell us whatever success we have is thanks to you.

You know what? We’ve had enough of you bastards! That’s a fact! Enough is enough. You’re the clowns. You’re the fools. You’re the ones who need to be put down and kicked out. You’re the ones who are abusive. You’re the ones who won’t stand for Liberty. You’re the ones who won’t stand up for the country. You’re the ones who won’t stand up for the Constitution. You quiver. You quiver, you quislings, in the face of Barack Obama, who’s a nobody. He’s only strong because you’re weak, he only wins because you’re losers. The difference is he knows what he wants to do and he’s a driven man. He’s despotic, but he’s a driven man. You, you’re pathetic. John Boehner, crying. What a joke. Mitch McConnell, marble mouth. And they go up to the microphone with their little press briefings surrounded by their lapdogs. Cornyn, Alexander, Corker, Thune. Can’t even name them all, they’re so disgusting to me. Hatch.

Over there on the House side it’s no better. We send one Conservative after another into the House. And one out of ten of them, sticks to their campaign pledges. The other ones, well they buckle. And they buckle immediately, which means they lied to us. This country’s better than these politicians, and We the People deserve better.

We’re lectured all the time: “Well, then vote, then vote.” Well, we vote. “Give us a Republican majority.” We give them a Republican majority, we give them the presidency. What do we get? Massive spending, more government, open borders. And now their surrogates at the New York Slimes, the Washington Compost, even on our favorite cable channel. What do they do? They smear us. So screw them!

Ted Yoho: My Interview with the Daily Caller (Video)

On Sunday, August 16th, 2015, Congressman Ted You released the following emailL

Dear Friends, 

It is an honor to represent you in your nation’s Capital. Every day I walk into the Capitol building and its historic House Chamber, I do so carrying the thoughts and concerns of the good people of North Central Florida.    

Like you, I am frustrated with the lack of leadership in Congress, the pace at which we are tackling the most pressing issues facing America, and an Administration that is out of control. 

I sat down with The Daily Caller and had the pleasure of speaking about what I am doing to fight for you and solve the issues facing America. There are many verses in the bible that guide me, but when the road seems rougher than usual in Congress, I remember, ‘Do not grow weary in well doing.”  

The issues we face are serious and with your support, I will continue to work hard to build a stronger America on your behalf.

Congressman Yoho was interviewid by Ginni Thomas. Below is the video of the major portions of the interview broken down into parts:

Folk Heroes vs. Terrorists: A Progressives’ Guide


Many people may be confused about how to tell a “legitimate” protestor from a trouble maker or even a terrorist.  This handy guide to free speech for Progressives should help!  For example, the Gyrocopter pilot who violated numerous laws and endangered lives –  NOT A TERRORIST!  The million tea party “people” who marched on Congress under a permit in a lawfully organized demonstration – Terrorist!  Here’s how to tell.  The Gyrocopter pilot worked for the post office, so is a government worker – NOT a terrorists!  The tea party people want Congress to read bills before they pass them – Terrorists! The gyrocopter pilot wanted to STOP companies from spending money on political campaigns – Folk Hero!  the Tea party “protestors” want government to cut spending – TERRORISTs!  See how it works? Continue reading at sunbeamtimes.com.

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