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RSV Bible (Revised Santorum Version)

Today’s guest post is by Eric Holcombe.

A question for James Dobson and Mike Farris

So, James and Mike, which Iranians should we Christians murder first after we help you elect Rick Santorum?

I thought maybe you learned your lesson after endorsing Mike “I’m the uniquely qualified candidate because I have a theology degree” Huckabee who really didn’t have a theology degree. This was especially revealing for Farris and HSLDA as Huckabee had been homeschoolers’ worst enemy as Arkansas’ governor on multiple fronts,  even with HSLDA actively opposing him at the time, but I guess they forgot all about that and decided he was the best man for the job to protect homeschoolers at the federal level.

Well, James and Mike are at it again and this time it is Rick Santorum that the evangelical Christian and homeschooler voting bloc is to support according to their sage advice. Mike Farris tries to tell us that Rick is a “fellow homeschooler”. Really? Well I guess if your children are enrolled in a public virtual charter school and ripping off the taxpayers in another state for the tuition that makes you a “homeschooler” just like Rick. By the way, the potential legal confusion of virtual public charter schools (and their “free” government computers) with independent “home school” is one of HSLDA’s alleged serious concerns that they use with their appeal-to-fear tactics to keep you on the hook for annual dues so they can keep “fighting the good fight” for homeschoolers to keep those legal definitions nice and tidy. They’ve used Santorum many times over the years to sponsor their federal education or marriage amendment bills, so maybe they have no choice but to endorse, uh, I mean “commend”, but good grief, this guy has done nothing but expand federal education spending and control. There is a much better choice for homeschoolers in this primary who has actually introduced legislation to help them, and contrary to Santorum, Gingrich and HSLDA, understands that there is no provision for a federal department of education in the US Constitution and this issue should be reserved for the states and/or the people. This is why I never regretted canceling our HSLDA membership after one year. The HSLDA is a top-down, federal control-loving fraud. But I digress…

Perhaps the greater problem here is with Dobson, Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council who should know better. I can’t believe they actually listen to what Santorum says and can endorse him as the best choice, let alone someone who best represents their “values”. To that effect, I have created a list of suggested scripture revisions for these “conservative evangelicals” that support Santorum. I’ll call it the RSV (Revised Santorum Version):

Matthew 5:44  But I say unto you, Love KILL your enemies, bless CURSE them that curse you, do good AND IMPOSE ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ON to them that hate you,  and pray for PRE-EMPTIVELY STRIKE them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

James 1:19-20 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow SWIFT to speak slow AND EVEN SWIFTER to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, YOURS saith the Lord.

Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye wouldSPECULATE that men shouldMIGHT do to you, do ye even so to them BEFORE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO DO IT UNTO YOU: for this is the law and the prophets.

1Th 5:15 See that noneONLY APPROVED UNITED NATIONS COALITION FORCES render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

1Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good ENDORSED BY YOUR “CONSERVATIVE EVANGELICAL” LEADERS.

Mar 10:42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted ELECTED to rule over the GentilesAMERICANS exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.

Exo 20:13 Thou shalt not kill UNLESS YOU HAVE REALLY GOOD INTELLIGENCE THAT SAYS THEY MIGHT POSSIBLY HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE A NUCLEAR WEAPON SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE.

Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake , EXCEPT FOR THE UNITED STATES, BECAUSE THEY ARE A CHRISTIAN NATION.

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall NOT be trodden down of the Gentiles, BECAUSE THE UNITED STATES WILL ALWAYS INTERVENE ON THEIR BEHALF until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, EXCEPT THE ONES THE UNITED STATES INVADED IN THE “WAR ON TERROR”, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Bachmann and Santorum Fail to Qualify any Tennessee Delegates

http://tnsos.org/elections/2012Delegates.php?showall

5 Republican Presidential candidates will have committed delegates on the ballot on Tuesday March 6, 2010.  Mitt Romney leads the candidates with 48 committed delegates followed by Paul with 35, Gingrich with 34, Perry with 27, and Huntsman with 3.  Candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum failed to qualify any delegates.

BACHMANN AND SANTORUM LACK GROUND SUPPORT TO WIN

It is somewhat surprising to see Bachmann and Santorum with no delegates, considering these two candidates are the closest to theocrats of any of the candidates, this is the Bible belt and Mike Huckabee, a preacher and politican, won Tennessee in 2008.  Their campaigns have failed to motivate even a single person in a State of roughly 6 million people to commit to putting their name on the ballot as a delegate.  These two candidates clearly lack the organizational structure to go the distance in this race.  Even if either stay in the race, neither has a chance of winning.

RON PAUL IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE WITHOUT NASHVILLE ESTABLISHMENT SUPPORT*

Perhaps the most note worthy observation of the delegates is that Ron Paul remains the only ‘outsider’ candidate, having no Nashville politicians on his slate of delegates.  Mitt Romney has 6 delegates who are in Nashville, were in Nashville or are married to someone who has been an elected official in Nashville.  Rick Perry has 7 delegates who have either spent time in Nashville as an elected official or who work for an elected official.  Newt Gingrich has 4 current State legislator on his slate of delegates.  2 of Huntsmans 3 delegates are Victor Ashe and and his wife.  Ron Paul continues to show, that despite being in DC for 20+ years, he is neither a Washington insider or an insider within the State establishment.  His 35 delegates are grass roots activist.

DELEGATE STATE GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS:

Mitt Flip Romney
Winfield Beat Hooker Dunn – Former Tennessee Governor
Ryan Politican Haynes – State Representative
Julia Hooters Hurley – State Representative
Alicia Mumpower – Wife of former State Rep.
Barrett Rich – State Representative
Mark White – State Government

Newt Flop Gingrich
Stacey Republican Campfield – State Senator
Joe e-verify Carr – State Representative
Tony Perry-Newt Shipley – State Representative
Terri Lynn Weaver – State Representative

Rick Duh Perry
Larry NWO Bates – Former State Representative
Brian Opps Kelsey – State Senator
Jimmy notrunninagin Matlock – State Representative
Ron Boots Ramsey – Lt. Governor & State Senator
Sindy Ramsey – Wife of Lt. Governor & State Senator
Jim Summerville- State Senator
Jordan Statist Young – Staffer of Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey

John Giveitup Huntsman
Victor Ashe – Former State legislator, Knoxville Mayor & Bush Skull & Bones Yale roommate
Joan Ashe – Wife of former State legislator, Knoxville Mayor & Bush Skull & Bones Yale roommate

Ron CanWin Paul
Connections to Nashville Establishment – None

*These numbers are based on the names that I recognize.  It’s possible that more of the delegates have ties to Nashville politicians.  If you recognize someone with connections to Nashville that I have excluded please let me know.

Why “Dr.” Russell Moore’s political view is irrelevant

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Russell Moore and Single Digit Jeb – photo: NAMB

by Horatio Bunce

“Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”

1 Thessalonians 5:20-21

“Dr.” Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has had his share of the “news” limelight in recent months due to his Trash Trump on Twitter campaign which is mostly self-promotion and making merchandise of the people, but I guess every business ministry has to get publicity somehow. And, like Glenn Beck, Moore has also criticized evangelical voters who selected Trump and has gone so far as to compare them to the Israelites who begged Aaron to fashion a golden calf for them to represent the “gods that brought us out of Egypt”. He even had his own presidential candidate forum in Nashville last August. Actually, his organization announced a “series” of forums, but only the first one happened. Moore claimed to have invited all candidates that were “polling at 10 percent or higher to be interviewed, including Hillary Clinton…”. Uh…..right. So of course, only Single Digit Jeb showed up. And they got to watch a video interview of Marco Rubio. Now keep in mind, this is in front of a crowd of 13,000 Southern Baptists. Apparently “tea party darling” soon to become “evangelical” candidate Ted Cruz wasn’t interested? Well, actually Russell didn’t invite the Southern Baptist candidates, nor “evangelical” candidate and winner of the 2012 TN primary, Rick Santorum:

“As for Southern Baptist GOP candidates, specifically former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Gov. Rick Perry, Moore told Christian Examiner he did not invite them because that would have turned the forum “into a moment of identity politics instead of a time of conversation.”

[T]o do so would have sent a signal that we were looking for spiritual qualifications for civil office,” Moore said.

HUH? Isn’t that what Moore is complaining about NOW when it comes to Clinton and Trump – their lack of spiritual qualifications for civil office (whatever that means)? Did he really think putting these “non-Baptists” in front of a crowd of 13,000 Southern Baptists did not have the effect of identity politics – requiring the same kind of pandering they all did for Iowa?

Other Southern Baptists have noted Moore’s expressed liberal views – which happen to align more with Single Digit Jeb and Marco Rubio than other candidates, who also just happen to be the only two candidates to get the face time with Southern Baptists at Moore’s Civil Forum. Let’s face it, they didn’t typically draw 13,000 to their rallies later in the campaign.

For me though, this isn’t why I’m not interested in hearing from Moore, his ERLC or the SBC on how best to pick the next King Saul. My objection goes back to 1992. Back then the SBC publication, Baptist and Reflector, gushed about the “Southern Baptist” team of Bill Clinton and Al Gore and how they were the “evangelical” candidates. I was a “young skull full of mush” Limbaugh fan and his “talent on loan from God” had plenty of ammo for why not to vote for Clinton/Gore. Moore was old enough to vote back then. Maybe he remembers the SBC pumping up Hillary Clinton’s husband and lock-box Al. Or since he works there, maybe he could get the archives folks to post some of those 1990’s editions (I guarantee that I will be watching for it). So when “Dr.” Moore, who obtained his training from the same folks that pushed Bill Clinton in 1992, can admit maybe, just maybe the SBC played a part in training this generation in looking for golden calves from Bill’s wife….well, he might be relevant again.

Evaluating the 2016 Tennessee Republican Party convention delegates – Part 2: Hey, weren’t you with that other guy?

Boss Haynes (photo: Getty Images)

Boss Haynes photo: Getty Images

by Horatio Bunce

“And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.

One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?

Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.” John 18:25-27

This is Part 2 in a series of posts evaluating the 2016 Tennessee Republican Party delegate slate approved by the TNGOPe (“e” =  establishment). Part 1 detailed the many delegates and alternates appointed by the establishment themselves that appeared on no ballots you had access to. Thus, this portion of the convention vote is contrived by party leaders – not you the voters. However, this is just part of the shenanigans pulled by Boss Tweed Haynes and the GOPe. If you are watching the “news”, the GOPe ridiculed the Trump campaign claiming “they should know the rules better” when confronted with their absolute disregard of the Republican primary voters and replacing their votes (or not allowing a vote at all) with delegate slates totally manufactured by the entrenched party elite (see Colorado and Wyoming for example). However, it seems to be lost on the GOPe that when ridiculing the Trump campaign, they are simultaneously mocking YOU, the voter who thinks your primary vote actually counts. For some reason you have this silly idea in your head that when you and your neighbors voted for 14 state-wide, at-large delegates, that the 14 receiving the most votes would go to the convention, and when you and your neighbors voted for 3 congressional district delegates that the 3 receiving the most votes in each district (9 districts * 3 = 27) would go to the convention, but awarded proportionally – and that these 41 delegates would support the candidate they were listed as “committed” to. Boy, were you ever wrong.

In this post I list the delegates selected in the Boss Haynes TNGOPe slate that actually switched candidates from those they listed themselves as committed to on your ballot. That’s right. On your ballot some delegates were “committed” to certain candidates that you did not support (and therefore did not vote for them), but now have managed to find their way onto the TNGOPe delegate slate – now allegedly supporting a different candidate, and more importantly, DISPLACING DELEGATES THAT YOU ACTUALLY DID VOTE FOR. This slate of delegates was manufactured by the party behind closed doors and is not a representation of your voting. This slate had to be approved by the TNGOP state executive committee. Not all state executive committee members voted with Haynes approving this slate. Those will be named also. Republican party rules also called for the candidates receiving delegates to be consulted and approve the list of delegates allocated to them by the party. You can be the judge if that actually happened

You can find a sample ballot for the 2016 Republican presidential primary for Blount County here.

You can find the “unofficial” voting results here

You can find the Tennessee Republican party approved slate of delegates going to the 2016 national convention here.

Below you will find a marked-up version of the delegate slate with boxes and arrows indicating what I call “irregularities”, such as people who were not on the ballot at all, people who now are delegates representing a different candidate than they did on the ballot, or people who now are delegates that should not be if the will of the primary voters were recognized.

The following are now listed as delegates or alternates by the TNGOP who were “committed” to someone else on the ballot.

Delegate Name        Committed to on ballot              Now representing           Position

Paul Chapman                        Single Digit Jeb                      Ted Cruz              Delegate

Sara Sellers                             Marco Rubio                       Ted Cruz              Delegate

Karen Brown                          Carly Fiorina                          Ted Cruz              Alternate

Julia Hurley                            Single Digit Jeb                     Ted Cruz              Alternate

Lora Jobe                                John Kasich                         Ted Cruz              Alternate

Jennifer Winfree                    Marco Rubio                           Ted Cruz              Alternate

Nathan Buttrey                     Single Digit Jeb                       Marco Rubio         Alternate

Linda Buckles                        Ben Carson                            Donald Trump      Delegate

Melissa Gay                           Marco Rubio                          Donald Trump      Delegate

Rob Ailey                                Mike Huckabee                     Donald Trump      Alternate

Tina Benkiser                         Ted Cruz                               Donald Trump      Alternate

Ted Hatfield                           Uncommitted                        Donald Trump      Alternate

Susan Richardson Williams   Single Digit Jeb                         Donald Trump       Alternate

Analysis:

According to TNGOP rules (at least at time of primary) there were three candidates that should receive delegates in a “winner take most” fashion: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Well, here are 13 delegates/alternates that didn’t receive the necessary votes from their neighbors (that they ask to pay for their private club elections) to legitimately be chosen ahead of those you actually did vote for. Instead, the TNGOPe TRASHED YOUR VOTES for actual delegates committed to your candidate and substituted these shills.

Notice a pattern?  Of the 13 imposter delegate/alternates, six of them or 46% replaced Ted Cruz committed delegates on your ballot that actually received votes. Another six of them or 46% replaced Donald Trump delegates on your ballot that actually received votes. Only one displaced an actual committed Marco Rubio delegate.

Four of the 13 (31%) were Single Digit Jeb supporters on your ballot.

Jennifer Winfree was committed to Marco Rubio on the ballot. Couldn’t she displace an actual Marco Rubio delegate (that received more votes than her) instead of stealing from Ted Cruz?

Tina Benkiser was committed to Ted Cruz on the ballot. Couldn’t she displace an actual Ted Cruz delegate (that received more votes than her) instead of stealing from Donald Trump?

12 of the 58 delegates and 13 of the 55 alternates now shown as selected by the TNGOPe, not the voters – 21-24% of the vote already fixed – with people either not on the ballot at all or who are now deceiving by allegedly changing their “commitment”.

Finally, this is not new. Remember the excuses you were told when Rick Santorum “won” with no committed delegates on the ballot in 2012. Tennessee’s delegates to the Republican convention delivered a 100% unanimous vote for Mitt Romney, when over 70% of you did not vote for him. Do you still believe the line that the GOPe losers keep getting unanimous delegate votes because of “open” primaries?

In Part 3, we will look at even further denial of the will of the voters where certain party insiders displaced committed delegates who received more votes.

“Expect a surprise on Monday”

EvilLucyby Horatio Bunce

Don’t do it Charlie Brown. Lucy is telling you she IS going to pull away the football again.

Have you noticed the change in the big show this week? The conservative “news” is currently prepping you on a few fronts:

1. The “news” knows a secret. They tell you to expect a “surprise” on Monday. They won’t tell you what the secret is. I warned you there would be hijinks. They even trotted out Santorum and asked “remember how you won Iowa in 2012, we were so surprised!”. They barely remembered that they had dutifully reported that Romney “won” for a few weeks as the GOP lied about the results long enough for the tide to change into the New Hampshire primary. So, something “unexpected” has been pre-announced for you. How do you think they know that?

2. As of this week you are now being sold that Iowa Caucus goers are so unstable that many of them change their minds at the last second right there in the voting booth. This is to prep you to believe the “surprise” coming Monday that the “news” already seems to know about. Now, I am going to ask you to apply a little logic to this scenario. If the Iowa folks are so wishy-washy, can’t make up their mind, last second kneejerk voters, would the Iowa results have any real meaning to them? Are they even statistically valid? Wait and see what the “news” tells you about the “message” sent by Monday’s results from these same voters. It will “mean something” and you will be informed of who are now “losers” and you should jump ship soon.

3. Donald Trump is being called “childish”, “petulant”, “afraid of the voters”, “doing a disservice to the voters” etc. for not being willing to appear in the varsity debate tonight on Fox and for not taking up Cruz on his hair vs. hair (oh, wait that was a different Trump episode) $1.5M-for-the-veterans-one-on-one debate. For my Single Digit Jeb theory to prove true, Trump must crash. This tit-for-tat with “I’m an attorney” Kelly was set up months ago with their earlier spat – knowing the debate schedule – knowing she would be moderator just before Iowa – and give another nail in the Trump coffin. As CNN put it, you couldn’t ask for a better SET-UP *ding*ding*ding*ding*ding*. Laying out of this debate is just terrible and will surely affect the Iowa voters we are told……but at the same time the “news” seems to ignore that laying out of the last j.v. debate seemed to promote Rand Paul to prime time for this one didn’t it? Remember back to Lamar Alexander’s last primary campaign? Remember how he was too chicken to debate Joe Carr, acted like it was a waste of his time, beneath him or whatever? Where was all this “candidates owe it to the voters”, “don’t shy away from robust debate” talk from the “news” back then? Sorry, I’m not buying it.

4. You also have the recent endorsement of Trump by Sarah Palin. I believe this was done to hurt his general election polling numbers. This is also an indicator to me that Trump’s campaign is ultimately contrived. Palin was selling you her “Going Rogue” book, playing the anti-establishment game while simultaneously campaigning for John McCain – allegedly her arch enemy she was “going rogue” against… then later traveling to TN to go all Pay-triot for a $100k speaking fee to the Tea Party ™. So if Palin = Tea Party, shouldn’t she be endorsing Cruz? After all, the “news” informed us months ago he is the “darling of the tea party”.

5. Single Digit Jeb is now touted as moving into 2nd place in New Hampshire polling (ok one poll)….and his ads have changed from attacking Rubio to praising his own leadership qualities (but consistently neglect to mention his whole-hearted support of Common Core for some reason). This poll also purports to confirm the effect of Palin endorsing Trump.

It’s difficult to pinpoint a reason for the former Florida governor’s sudden surge…

Boy, it sure is! I mean, “nobody” could see that coming…

6. Glenn Beck endorses Ted Cruz and claims he (Glenn) is a “constitutionalist” now and we need to be wary of “anger” and “angry men” because that is not going to bring us success and isn’t very Christlike (because Glenn’s whole anti-establishment GOP Blaze thingy is supposed to appeal to the anti-establishment GOP/evangelical crowd – but never actually suggest any alternative to the GOP). I guess Glenn forgot all about endorsing Pre-Emptive Nuke Iran Santorum last time around. Now Glenn is a “constitutionalist” and we have to vote for the dual-citizenship Canadian for the sake of our children. I wonder why Glenn doesn’t know about the Constitution Party

Single Digit Jeb

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by Horatio Bunce

I have been telling friends and family for some time now that I expect the GOP to force Jeb Bush on the Republican faithful whether they want him or not. Most folks don’t believe it and point to Jeb’s perennially low, single-digit position in any poll of likely Republican voters and contrast that with the ongoing poll performance of Donald Trump/Ben Carson/Ted Cruz/Marco Rubio. Here’s my theory:

The “new” primary debate rules
I was expecting the GOP to field their usual, requisite array of primary candidates designed to appeal to various voter factions and people groups/single issue voters. The wash-rinse-repeat scenario goes like this:

1) The GOP consistently provides certain stereotype primary candidates for you to “identify” with, hoping you will warm up to the GOP brand (and donate!). These play certain specific roles, such as: war-hawk, the black guy, the female, the pro-amnesty, Hispanic-sympathizer, the fiscal money manager, the “evangelical candidate” with the new addition this cycle of “tea party darling” to head off you pesky constitutionalists that are not happy with business as usual but still believe in “reforming” your wife-beating husband called the GOP. Each of these candidates (except one) is fatally flawed by design so they will not run the distance, but you are supposed to stay loyal to the party brand despite this. Because after all, nobody is perfect, and the GOP nominee you are eventually to be force-fed sure isn’t your first, second or third choice.
2) Eventually your candidate is eliminated (by GOP hook or crook). Eventually, the GOP pre-selected nominee will emerge even though you don’t seem to know any supporters. They will have big donors from the beginning despite this. This is typically about the time your “conservative” news outlets begin to inform you that a vote for your favorite “wrong” Republican candidate equals a vote for the Democrat nominee (?). Or that your favorite “wrong” candidate isn’t polling high enough, doesn’t have a chance in the general election (while they also pre-announce the other side’s establishment candidate), etc. Or in more serious cases, they will begin name-calling them something other than Republican, such as a “libertarian isolationist” or “tea party candidate”. In this current cycle for example, if you are Bernie Sanders you are called a “socialist” instead of a Democrat. It may even be necessary to sabotage the Iowa Caucus to report a fraudulent “win” to kill momentum for the “wrong” candidates, as was done in 2012. This is all so you are mentally prepped to think the GOP really tried to give you a choice, but you need to be thinking about the “big picture” – which means keeping the GOP in power – and thus voting AGAINST the Democrat (because see, there are no alternatives to the Big Two – just ask them).
3) Eventually you are to resign your principles and be disgusted with their establishment nominee, yet remain loyal to the brand and then hold your nose and vote “so the Democrats don’t win” or “so they don’t get to pick the Supreme Court judges”. After months of hearing what a horrible candidate the Democrats support (or vice-versa) you Big Two supporters will be told despite this stupid nomination by the other side, it is now a neck-and-neck race, so “Friend, donate now to defeat Candidate X!” Suddenly “everyone” supports the emergent, stinking, establishment candidate – and you do too so you can “win”.

4) Nothing substantive changes. Banksters run roughshod with virtual printing of FRNs, foreign policy of undeclared war continues unabated, socialist security is still a ponzi scheme, budget deficits and can-kicking bailouts continue. More new boogie-men to be afraid of, liberties sacrificed for safety, etc. Globalist-R or Globalist-D makes no difference.

I found it really interesting that the GOP trotted out such a huge field of retread losers (Perry, Graham, Huckabee, Santorum, Christie) – while simultaneously announcing new “rules” for the primary debates, effectively giving you the illusion of choice, yet immediately telling you that your choice is varsity or j.v. by where they fall in the debate lineup – or whether you even see them on television. These debate lineups are to be based on polling data (those are always reliable right?). The large number made me suspicious of two things: first, that the establishment nominee was very unappealing to the average Republican voter – who is more tired than ever of establishment Republicans and second, that there may be a real, honest-to-goodness threat to the establishment in the field that has to be drowned out and marginalized with establishment-shill noise. Split the primary vote, split the donors, split those debate minutes into seconds. The legacy, big money and the die-hard minority establishment vote isn’t going anywhere. They are lifers. But you have to bust up the rest. The weak candidates will fall out and the establishment will be sustained by the legacy money. Jeb is easily recognized as nothing but establishment. The family tie, big Common Core promoter, CFR Independent Task Force co-chair. He is your globalist-R candidate (just like Hillary is the globalist-D candidate).
Single Digits
This extra attention to polling has made it even more interesting that Jeb continues to garner attention from the “news” when no one else seems interested in him. He has consistently placed in single digits in all polls. The only poll I have seen Jeb at the top of is the recent Iowa Caucus poll that asked “which candidate do you like the least?” I find this VERY interesting after Ron Paul’s previous campaigns where he consistently polled 12-14%, but was lambasted as having “no chance” and the name-calling was used  by the “conservative news”. How in the world can these same “news” stooges keep talking up Single Digit Jeb? They tell us his primary campaign is broke…and then the next station break runs a PAC-funded ad for Single Digit Jeb. The current topics of “news” will seem to search out the opinion of Single Digit Jeb – despite his 7th place ranking in the polls. Interesting. The “news” has NEVER paid attention to anyone in the single digits like this. Don’t you wonder why? Hasn’t this always been an excuse in the past to stifle debate and eliminate the back-markers? I mean if less than 1% of Republicans want Lindsey Graham and he is in the debate, why not an actual different party candidate for once? Why are we limited to the Big Two and crap candidates that only single-digits of likely loyal party voters are interested in?
Endorsements
I ran across an interesting scorecard this week called the 2016 Endorsement Primary. It lists the current presidential candidates and gives points based on that candidate’s endorsements by incumbent Governors (10 points), U.S. Senators (5 points) and U.S. Representatives (1 point). Guess who is leading all Republicans in endorsements by the established Republicans? That’s right, Single Digit Jeb. He’s the establishment man. However, the number of endorsements is terribly low historically for this point in the campaign. Comparably, Hillary Clinton already has ten times the endorsements. Comparisons can also be made to previous presidential campaigns which is pretty interesting. Another notable: Neither Donald Trump nor Ben Carson have any Republican endorsements. I believe this is very telling – either for a shill or real-deal candidate. Don’t you find it strange that these “front-runner” men in the polls for months now have ZERO endorsements by incumbent Republicans?
The Iowa Deadline
Well, as you know, the cuts have been made in the debate lineup, narrowing the field – based on polling data we are told. We are less than thirty days away from the Iowa Caucus, and despite Single Digit Jeb being named the least liked Republican candidate in the polls, there he is on the varsity squad again – and of course there must be seven of them, since he is in seventh place. I am expecting some really interesting hi-jinks in the next 30 days. Certain “front-runners” are going to fall out suddenly. Watch for whom they endorse. This will be telling also. The design is for you to transfer your support with their endorsement – eventually backing the pre-selected nominee.

So Charlie Brown, do you want to try to kick the football again?

The Era of Big Government is Here

Does anyone remember Clinton making this statement?  So what happened?  Rick Santorum ought to be embarrassed about claiming that he reformed welfare, when the era of big food stamps is here.  If that’s welfare reform, I’d hate to see what Rick Santorum and his supporting Republicans call welfare expansion.  The individual mandate was proposed by the Heritage Foundation, originally in response to Hillarycare, and backed by Newt Romney.  Thanks Republicans!

As I have said several times before, Republicans continue being the party that tinkers around the edges of the progressives.  Limited government conservatism died a lot time ago.  Republicans need to stop laboring under the delusion that Ronald Reagan was a good President who lead under small government, that Newt Gingrich and the Republicans balanced the budget, the Rick Santorum reformed welfare, that Republican State lawmakers shrunk spending and that the all Republican Commission stood for sound fiscal policies.

What we need is very very very limited government, or perhaps even no compelled government, not just “less” government.  Less in a few areas while expanding others won’t cut it.  Republicans need to quit being the Party that wants to “reform” what the progressives did with some Republican support.  Democrats need to quit pretending they don’t support American fascist imperialism.  Americans should be fed up with the big government two party uni-system plaguing our society.

 

13 Problems Only Libertarians Will Understand — In GIFs

 

Say What?

While all the talk about the recent GOP fundraising letter centered around the Chairman’s support for Lamar Alexander, there’s another element to the letter that should cause people to pause and think about what they are supporting.

The letter states:

“Can we count on you to support Tennessee’s GOP grassroots today?  Become a 2013 Sustaining Member with a contribution of $25, $35, $50, $100 or more today.”

“You can get the best bang for your buck by investing in Tennessee’s grassroots.  But, we’ve got a lot of hard work to do starting now.”

How does giving to the Tennessee Republican Party support grassroots?  TN GOP = Grassroots?  Yeah they’ve really listened to what the grassroots wants.  Remember no grassroots willing to take the time to get signatures to be a Santorum delegateNo problem, the TN GOP had him covered.

 

Letter found here: http://benswann.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Letter.jpg

http://benswann.com/gop-chairman-breaks-law-endorses-embattled-incumbent-us-senator/

The End of an Era: Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech

I AM grateful to God Almighty that I was able to see one righteous man and support his candidacy in a gang of thugs, whores and overlords, also known as politicians.  He is my hero and a rare example that one can have power but not abuse it.  One can have power, but use it to promote liberty.  One can have power, but not become corrupt.  One can have power, but remain true to their principles, 30 years later.

His prognostications have come true unfortunately.  We should heed his advice now more than ever.  Some foolishly stated that the sociopath Newt Gingrich was the smartest man on the stage.  Heaven help us because that would mean the smartest of us is a sociopath. 

Conservatives just learned what happens when you choose a candidate who has taken both side of nearly every important issue, sometimes in the same week.  Santorum is the kind of candidate who would have opposed women being able to vote, justifying his position with some sexist statement like women are too emotional to vote.   Rick Perry could be described as a vacuum head, but I think a better description is that his brain is like split pea soup, mush.

God gave us a Thomas Jefferson.  Actually he gave us a better man than Thomas Jefferson.  Ron Paul was a humble country doctor who believed that Medicare was unconstitutional and delivered babies for free, rather than take government payments and never performed an abortion while delivering 4,000 babies.  Some yelled that he wasn’t pro-life.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/11/ron-paul-departs-with-our-constitution-has-failed/

 

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.– Niccolo Machiavelli

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

I desire to be a peacemaker and Ron Paul is a great role model, but peacemaking is nearly impossible in government.

Our solutions don’t lie within government.  They never have.  We need to stop our rebellion against God Almighty and he will heal our land.
Let freedom ring!

The Republican Party is made manifest Parts 2 and 3

Part 2 by Eric Holcombe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKaXqoC4DjE#!

After cheating at many local and state levels, including Tennessee declaring Santorum the Republican presidential primary “winner” even though he didn’t have a single delegate on the ballot, the Republican party is not satisfied with Mitt Romney simply winning the nomination of their party for king, uh, I mean president. They now have officially transformed into a party that would not have allowed their idol Ronald Reagan a chance to be their party nominee over incumbent Gerald Ford in 1976. How did that work out for the GOP with Dick Cheney and James Baker’s “behind the scenes” help? President Jimmy Carter.

All your Republican primary votes can simply be cancelled “officially” now according to the scripted rule change ram-rodded by John Bailout Boehner in true Boss Hogg Jimmy Naifeh fashion. Do you know who is choosing the king for you? It’s crystal clear that it isn’t you. But, in Tennessee, we are still required to pay taxes for the now openly fraudulent primary elections by the private political clubs. Note that this isn’t your so-called “right to vote” (not in the constitution) and it isn’t guaranteed, because it is merely part of the private political club operations. This is why the private political clubs can cheat however they want: cancel your votes, change your votes, pretend your votes don’t exist, change the rules as they go, drive your representatives around in a bus so they can’t vote, become deaf to obvious vocal objections, whatever it takes.

Why would you pay for that? Why would you declare allegiance to such an organization and blindly vote for whatever king they (pre)select for you? Even though 70%+ of you didn’t want Romney according to our now meaningless votes, Bailout Boehner and the RNC “can’t hear you”.

Don’t worry though, I’m sure that these same private political clubs that run your local election commissions and local polls are totally legit when it comes to counting your legally binding votes in the general elections. Aren’t you? I mean, do they understand they can just throw your votes away on their private political club primary elections you pay for, but not any of the other ones?

Part 3 by Eric Holcombe

So what happens when you don’t follow the RNC orders to coronate the (pre)selected king and instead vote your conscience with integrity?

While you are probably hearing about Clint Eastwood…here’s a little testimony from the duly elected delegates from Maine who were replaced by the RNC at the convention. I guess the Republican voters in Maine are o.k. with that….aren’t they?

Here is elected Arkansas alternate delegate John Honey breaking it down for you.

Who is selecting your king?

The Republican Party is made manifest

By Eric Holcombe

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQvszfnOSY8

The GOP sold its soul some time ago. You are finally seeing documented evidence of it. If you have eyes to see.

Let’s say you don’t like Romney (and I know there’s a 70%+ chance those of you in TN didn’t vote for him in the primary). Maybe the fact that forced recognition of gay marriage in this country all began in Massachusetts due to an executive order by him, or that socialized state healthcare in this country began via Romneycare, or that Goldman Sachs is his #1 donor just like Barry Sotero four years ago, or that he claims a religion that denies the deity of Christ are issues for you. I can understand why 70%+ of you didn’t vote for him. Then let’s say you also don’t like Ron Paul. Maybe his crazy foreign policy of requiring Congress to declare war according to the Constitution before we invade is a problem, or you think he wouldn’t invade enough countries soon enough, or you believe that the hand of God is short and He cannot preserve Israel if we don’t pre-emptively help Him out.

I ask you this: why can’t the Republican party get a single man out of the hundreds of millions in this country that matches what you are looking for? Are you that unreasonable and hard to please? Is it really impossible to locate a man that believes in their party platform (or the Constitution) when supposedly all members of their party do? Why do you think you have to settle for the non-choice that the Big Two give you time after time? And even when you vote in their private political club elections (paid for by all taxpayers) at primary time, they just erase your votes if they feel like it, or change their rules so the chosen one “wins”. Don’t you have to wonder what would happen if Santorum, Gingrich, Cain, Perry, and Bachmann didn’t drop out? I hope you can see that many of these candidacies are shills, designed to give you some facet of what you want while campaigning (“hot” woman, evangelical, non-white, pro-military/patriot, finance reform, sharp wit), but none of them a complete package – even though they should allegedly agree with one another on all these “conservative” platform planks. They are designed to appeal to certain population groups, to hook you into the party playoffs and just accept that the chosen one at the end of the tournament represents the “best” of these. However, it is left for you to assume that surely he represents all these views, even when your votes for Newt and Santorum are being erased.

Of course, the Democrats are just as bankrupt. They are running the same candidate that has provided them several forged birth certificates and multiple social security numbers, kept few promises, made several appointments of criminals (before or after appointment), “because he is the incumbent”. Just as I told you months ago, suddenly Obama, the “least popular president of all time” who has done nothing to improve his position, is reportedly giving presumptive nominee Romney (who would win by any means necessary) a “neck-and-neck” race and your vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for Obama.

If I had to be loyal to a political party, it wouldn’t be one that changes/erases my votes or deletes duly elected delegates or changes the rules as necessary at every stage so a few people are kept happy/paid for or to maintain a fraudulent appearance of unanimity. Maybe your loyalty comes cheaper than mine, but it shouldn’t. I think the private political club parties serve no practical good. I agree with George Washington. You should read his farewell address regarding political parties just as they were being formed in America, almost 60 years before the Republican party even existed. See if they haven’t become exactly what George said they would.

So why do we continue to choose a king that is not good for us, so that we can avoid another king that is not good for us? Soon I will write to you about “choosing the shade of the bramble”. If you want to look ahead, see Judges chapters 6-9.

We support our troops

Today’s guest post is by Eric Holcombe.

Well, this should test the patriotism of the 81% that voted for the Tennessee Marriage Protection Amendment to our state constitution. If there really is an Islamic threat within our country, or if we truly are “bringing democracy” to their countries we invade and occupy, I don’t find it very wise to openly promote the United States of Sodomy. It’s certainly not the way to win friends and influence Muslims…..or the 81%. But, many will likely go to the polls in retribution to Obama to vote for the man that started it all in the United States as governor of Massachusetts.

Be careful, because you might find yourself in strange company. If Obama is “the first pro-gay-marriage president” then Romney will surely be the second. My question is, will he issue a presidential executive order for Tennessee (and all those other states) to recognize-sodomite-marriage-or-else, the same way he did to the justices of the peace in Massachusetts? What should I believe more, what he actually DID as a Republican governor in Massachusetts or what he SAYS today? What was it Jesus said again? Oh yeah….ye shall know them by their fruits words they use to get elected (RSV – Revised Santorum Version). Note that there are really two issues there: one is the pro-sodomy stance and the other is the willingness to abuse and/or usurp executive power circumventing the people, the legislative and judicial branches of government. He will do it again. There will be great pressure to do so. Additionally, you will find he will not make much effort to reverse the illegal or unconstitutional executive orders of Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc. Sure, there will be one or two in the beginning, like Obama’s move to return us to funding the murder of unborn children in other countries right after he took office, but then it will be back to more TSA hands on your genitalia, drones, VIPR search and seizure checkpoints, indefinite detentions in Cuba, invading Syria and Iran (indirectly waging war with Russia, undeclared of course), a.k.a business as usual.

If you think you are still voting for the lesser of two evils, just how much evil are you willing to vote for?

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Where are the Republican “front-runners” on this?

By Eric Holcombe

Or “other Republicans” (including Ron Paul, John Boehner, Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, Jimmy Duncan) or the “Media” (including Drudge and Beck) or “the Democrats”, etc? They are talking about gas prices, the oil pipeline to nowhere and etch-a-sketches and jokes about “flat-earthers” instead.

What is President Obama so afraid of?

Don’t be fooled. This executive order is long and took a while to put together. Obama sure didn’t craft it himself and it is being implemented with little fanfare from either Big Two party – exactly as intended. In fact, it is an amendment of older business by both Big Two parties (see the end).

Unless your candidate for President of the US will vow to repeal this unconstitutional garbage (as an executive order, this is the definition by default), you shouldn’t vote for them. Obama is already a lame duck. This is part of the reason more outrageous lawlessness will be perpetrated by Obama in his remaining days. He is designed to lose the election. Romney WILL be the RNC’s chosen one and will be the winner between he and Obama. The “conservative Republican” calls are already beginning for Santorum the sacrificial anode to quit. The familiar phrase “a vote for anybody but Romney is a vote for Obama” will be heard very soon.

But neither party will change this executive order. You need to be asking why.

Are you thinking, “so, what – this is only for use “in times of war””?

Remember that undeclared “war on terror” thing? The one that can never end because we didn’t declare war against a defined enemy that can be defeated? We are now permanently “in times of war”. You are now the terrorist. You and your food or your car or your tractor or the parts for your car or tractor or your medicine. Your garden is a threat to national defense. The government will just steal it and force you into service. And if you read closely, it doesn’t have to be “in times of war” or “emergencies” but also in “peacetime”.

THIS IS ABSOLUTE POLITICAL GOLD FOR ANY REPUBLICAN RUNNING AGAINST OBAMA. SO WHY DOESN’T ANYONE TAKE THIS AND RUN WITH IT?

I welcome any suggestions. Your search can begin in 1994 with Bill Clinton and Executive Order 12919 and then its amendment in 2003 by Executive Order 13286 by George W. Bush who altered it to include the Dept. of Homeland Security (the unconstitutional federal army policing the citizens). This latest executive order is just another amendment.

Think about what this all means when you realize it started LONG before what you know as the “war on terror”. Who held the congressional majority back in 1994 again? Who was there spouting off about Contract with America again? Wasn’t there something about a girl in a blue dress? Maybe you’d also like to review the balance of power from 2003. Nobody is clean here.

If your hope is in a political party, it is misplaced.

Tennessee Primary Math

These observations were shared with me by Eric Holcombe.

I noticed some strange numbers in the Republican primary results. See what you think.

1. Statewide votes for Romney: 153,372  Now Romney was the only candidate with 14 at-large delegates, meaning if you were a Romney supporter, you should have been able to cast all 14 of your at-large delegate votes for committed Romney delegates. Here’s the thing. The highest vote tally for any Romney at-large delegate was Winfield Dunn with 109,210 votes. Big percentage loss there. Winfield arguably has very good name recognition. Here’s my question: why did a MINIMUM of 29% of Romney voters not vote for a single Romney delegate (since Winfield received the most of their votes)? Who did that minimum 29% vote for instead (or didn’t they vote for delegates at all)?

2. Statewide votes for Gingrich: 132,017 Gingrich had 10 at-large delegates, so if you supported Gingrich you should have cast 10 of your 14 for them and maybe or maybe not use the other four. The highest vote tally for any Gingrich at-large delegate was John Gardner with 122,172 votes. Here again, a significant discrepancy (a MINIMUM of 7.5%) between those who voted for Gingrich and those who voted for Gingrich’s delegates. Now consider this: Campfield received the second highest amount of votes for at-large delegates, listed as a Gingrich commitment but verbally claiming to be a Santorum delegate. You would think that the confused Santorum voters who get to the delegate portion of the ballot and see that Santorum STILL HAS ZERO DELEGATES, might cast at least one of their 14 votes for Campfield in defiance of the Gingrich name on the ballot. So, why didn’t a single one of the Gingrich delegates get close to the same votes that Gingrich did?

3. Those confused Santorum voters. Highest statewide vote total at 204,333, but where did their delegate votes go since Santorum STILL HAS ZERO DELEGATES? That’s a heck of a lot of votes that just don’t seem to be there. What did they do? Cast no delegate votes? Vote only for the uncommitted delegates? Vote for Stacey and the three 2nd district delegates that verbally committed to Santorum but showed up as committed to Gingrich on the ballot? Not vote for any delegates? Obviously they didn’t all do the same thing, and a VERY LARGE number of them had to not vote in order for the reported results to be true.

4. Ron Paul votes. For some reason, these are exactly opposite of the Romney and Gingrich votes and make even less sense. Statewide votes for Paul: 49,740. Now look at the at-large delegates committed to Paul. The highest is Gary Allen with 69,880 votes. Next is Donna K. Appleget with 62,302. So we are supposed to believe that over 20,000 NON-Ron Paul voters voted for his delegates. Well, you do get 14 of those votes and it just so happens that Allen and Appleget are number 13 and 14 names down the list on the ballot, so it will probably be said that Republican voters are dumb and don’t understand the whole delegate thing, so they just went down the list and voted for the first 14 names, even though they have a candidate’s name out there they don’t want to vote for. Plus you’ve got all those Santorum voters who don’t know what to do because Santorum STILL HAS ZERO DELEGATES. I’ve already shown you the vast majority of them couldn’t have voted for delegates at all. Here’s the other problem with that theory. The other Paul delegates. Crenshaw, Davis, Ellis, Pedigo and Perry all fall outside the first names on the ballot and all received more than 50,000 votes. So why did all these voters vote for Ron Paul delegates but NOT vote for Ron Paul?

Still think there’s no funny business going on? Can’t figure out a way for all this to be blamed on Dem crossovers voting goofy if they came in big for Santorum. That only possibly answers #3. They would avoid Romney and Paul because Obamney appeals to Dems cause he is Obama (R) and Paul to those anti-war Dems with Obama buyer’s remorse. They would push Gingrich or Santorum.

Somebody is messing with these numbers.

Hey Christians, Stop Using Abortion and Conservative Judges as the Excuse to Vote Republican

Pastor Chuck Baldwin nails the fallacy of voting Republican to get “conservative” and “pro-life” judges.  Keep in mind that hypocrite Santorum voted to confirm Judge Sonja Sotomayor and routinely voted to fund Planned Parenthood.  His wife also lived with an abortion doctor for 6 years before marrying Rick Santorum.

Insanity- Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

This video was made in 2008; therefore, the information is a few years old, but the principle is still true today.

Paul Is Only GOP Contender Whose Policies Would Pare Debt, Analysis Finds

The tax and spending plans of the leading Republican presidential candidates would add to the U.S. debt, according to a nonpartisan report.

The plans of Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney would each add trillions of dollars to the debt over the next decade, according to an analysis released today by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget in Washington. The Republican contenders criticize President Barack Obama for spending programs that contributed to a trillion-dollar budget deficit.

Ron Paul is the only major candidate whose policies would reduce U.S. debt, according to the report.

Continue reading here.     Another article on the same subject.

Watch the Reality Report for a rundown.

 

Picking a Fight

Today’s guest post is by Eric Holcombe

Can’t imagine why Iran would think they need any weapons…

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We are already waging economic war on Iran, forbidding any central banks to do business with them via the NDAA (which also permits indefinite imprisonment of US citizens without trial), then coercing the EU to impose sanctions on Iran coming later this year. We are putting Iran in a position of desperation, (if you’ve never seen the Pearl Harbor era McCollum memo from 1940, you need to take a look at that in the link) claiming, like Rick Santorum, that “they must be confronted” because of possibly having the ability to develop a nuclear weapon while at the same time stating we don’t think they have a nuclear weapon. Even Israel now declares this. So, which Americans are lying?

Iran is responding by threatening to close the straight of Hormuz to stop oil exports and thumbing their nose to Europe on their sanctions and refusing to export any oil to them. We are parking battleships and nuclear subs on their doorstep and have them surrounded on land in every neighboring country (that we didn’t delcare war against) and sending in unmanned drones (into a country we didn’t declare war against). The straight carries about 40% of the world’s oil exports. All the OPEC nations have to accept US dollars for their oil that is exported. If they start taking some other currency, say like Sadaam Hussein did, we invade their country and take over the oil exports. Countries that buy OPEC oil have to get our fake green paper to buy it. We print fake green paper out of thin air. This is a great deal for us – as long as we have the military to bully the OPEC nations into continuing this arrangement. Which is why we occupy all those nations surrounding Iran (without declaring war against them).

If they (non-oil producing countries) cannot earn enough dollars,then they have to borrow dollars from the WB/IMF, which have to be paid back, with interest, in dollars. This creates a great demand for dollars outside the U.S. In contrast, the U.S. only has to print dollar bills in exchange for goods. Even for its own oil imports, the U.S. can print dollar bills without exporting or selling its goods.

 

Which is why there is no interest in the Keystone pipeline or “independence from foreign oil”. We would be stupid to stop getting our oil (plus foreign imports) for nothing. Follow the money. The banksters are in control of our country. The players in the IMF World Bank are the US dollar, British pound, Euro, and Japanese Yen. These are the currencies that provide the basis for the IMF currency called Special Drawing Rights. Countries outside of this scam are getting gamed and want in on the action (China, Russia). Iran is a pawn. It isn’t them we are fighting. They just hold the real money – commodities.