On Whigs, RINOs and Federalists

On Whigs, RINOs and Federalists

It is worth noting that the Whigs took less than four years to totally disintegrate once the GOP began. The establishment GOP today (which seems to be most of them, including my representative) are nothing more than Democrat-Lite. If I wanted a Democrat, I would vote for one. Pretending that the GOP is some kind of distinctive difference from Democrats for anything other than national defense is pure fantasy.

Repealing Obamacare is not amending it. Yet the RINOs insist on amending the PPACA, and also passing yet another CR which maintains funding for Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, the OTM refugees from Central America, and continuing DACA in practice which is no different than the Democrat position.

I’m so sick of the lies from the GOP, they say they will repeal, and once we vote them in, they only want to amend. I’m sick of their cowardice. They need to be held accountable to do what they said they would do, and they have fallen way short. Couldn’t hit the broad-side of a barn as we say here in the Hoosier State.

Yesterday I was treated to back to back RINOs on FNC. Kasich, Graham, and McCarthy. If FNC keeps that up, I will be done with them too.

I’m no longer a Republican, I’m a Federalist now.

Federalist Party – Smaller Government for Americans

It’s past time to do something. The time is now!

On the Factor

Bill O’Reilly was due to return to his show after a two week vacation next Monday.

Rumors have been swirling about 21st Century Fox and Fox News settling five different cases of sexual harassment against O’Reilly, most were over five years ago, with some going back to 2003. Actually the settlements were not a rumor, O’Reilly confirmed them on his show about three weeks ago. He did say that the allegations were baseless.      

Today another story appeared which was said to be harassment from a black female support staffer, also from around 2003. He allegedly called her “Hot Chocolate”. That sounds more like a compliment to me, but I guess it would depend on the delivery. He probably didn’t know her name? Was “Hot Lips” Hoolihan from M.A.S.H. also sexual harassment?

Today Fox News simply terminated O’Reilly’s contract, after his recent signing of a four or five year deal at 20 million per year, which would be the same deal they offered Megyn Kelly. They probably severed him out at 20 million or so. 

I’ve long thought that O’Reilly should begin to think about retirement for a number of reasons. Just not this way, there are other currents going on that nobody seems to be talking about. 

Or maybe someone is. 

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On Hell Freezes Over

Rich TAkes! ON HELL FREEZES OVER!

After 108 years the Chicago Cubs, the winningest team in baseball, finally won another World Series. 

Next, a mostly life-long Democrat, when he wasn’t Reform Party, or allegedly Republican, Donald Trump not only won the Republican nomination for President, he also soundly whipped Hillary Clinton this past Tuesday to become President-Elect. Surely Hell must have frozen over!

Stranger things have happened, but not in my lifetime.

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If you have looked at this blog, you know that I have not been a Trump supporter, or a Clinton supporter, not by a long-shot, or even close to the broad side of a barn. 

Still, I wish him well, and pray that he is successful in steering the rudder of our USS United States Ship of State. Congratulations, Donald Trump, you pulled off the impossible. 

My Gut Was Right About Trump

“ … the issues are irrelevant, because the product Trump was selling is himself. And Trump is a master persuader…”

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Here is a guy who has taken two sides to nearly every major issue, and several I couldn’t disagree with more. But I’m willing to give him a chance. Occupying the Oval Office tends to sober a person up real quick, and Trump doesn’t drink or smoke. He may have other vices, but hey, he’s 70 years old already!

I wasn’t a never Trumper, but I was very close. I supported Ted Cruz, he has a resume a mile long, and he took a stand against Obamacare, even if it was a mostly symbolic exercise in the Senate. Cruz did not shut down the government, which only affected 15% or so of non-essential services anyway, Obama shut the government down by refusing to sign legislation that the House sent him for spending. Boehner and McConnell caved, when they could have made a difference if only they stood their ground. Cruz pointed out their Republican hypocrisy, and for thanks, the GOP establishment aimed their guns at him, as well as other fine conservative members of the House and Senate. While the TEA Party and classical liberal conservatives gave the Republicans the House and later the Senate, for thanks the GOP took aim at conservatives..

Now it is up to Trump to save the Republican Party. That thought is not only scary, it is also ironic.

The Republican Party set the stage for someone like Trump to get the nomination by not pushing back in any significant way against Obama’s policies. The people have spoken loud and clear that we don’t like Obama’s policies and unconstitutional over-reaches ever since Obama took office in 2009 and then set to work jamming central government Obamacare down our throats. The mid-terms in 2010 and 2014 should be proof enough. And now in the 2016 General, Hillary lost by huge enough margins in states she was supposed to win. 

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The election is over, and kudos are also in order to Hillary and Obama for her gracious concession and his walk around the White House to begin the transition. 

The truth is, the American people have repudiated Obama’s agenda since the 2010 mid-terms. Trump represents just the latest iteration of American’s disgust with the path we’ve been following since 2009. Trump seems to be serious about reversing nearly all of Obama’s legacy. I pray he does just that.

People Are Wearing Safety Pins to Protest Trump and Signal That They’re a ‘Safe Space

safety-pins These are also very helpful for keeping your diapers in place!

Mike Rowe – On Kissing a Cat

Another FB post worth reading from Rowe.

Huma’s Spotted for First Time After Hillary’s Loss. The ‘Before’ and ‘After’ Couldn’t Be More Striking…

boo-hoo! Dear Huma, won’t you come out to play?

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On the FBI Surprise, Surprise!

If Hillary Clinton were anyone other than Hillary Clinton, she would have been in jail over a year ago. The very fact that she conducted business while Secretary of State on her home brewed server is in violation of the Freedom of Information Act, the Records Act, and the Espionage Act. There are at least 16 potential violations, with the counts numbering in the thousands. 

Huma?

What is even worse is the pay for play scheme conducted at the same time for the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the ridiculous “speaking fees”  that Bill commanded once Hillary became SoS. His speaking fees amounted to an average of 275k beginning in 2009. A typical speaking fee at that time was around 25 k or so for in demand speakers at legitimate venues. 

Clinton Cash Author Says He ‘Knows’ FBI is Investigating Clinton Foundation

The FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for over a year, predating even the rogue email server controversy. Thanks to Peter Schweizer’s book, “Clinton Cash”.

Exactly one week ago, the FBI and James Comey said that they were re-opening the investigation into Hillary, due to new evidence acquired during their investigation into Anthony Weiner’s sexting issue with a fifteen year old. They seized a lap-top, and behold, it had 650,000 emails featuring Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton on it. Dick Morris is speculating that said laptop is not Huma’s or Anthony’s at all, it is Hillary’s missing laptop for over two years, and that Huma was simply holding it for safe-keeping in order to document a future book or something. As I recall, that is exactly the same reason why Nixon installed a secret tape recording machine in the Oval Office, and he got ran out of Dodge for erasing 18 minutes of tape, once it was discovered.

The election is next Tuesday, so if you have not voted already, please vote for anyone other than this un-indicted felon.

Huma reportedly ‘flipped’ against Hillary

20 shocking Clinton-scandal developments in 24 hours

FBI finds emails related to Hillary Clinton’s State Department tenure – CBS News

“Weiner’s Laptop”: Is it Hillary’s “Missing Laptop”?

There was good reason for Clinton to hide the laptop. It contained ALL of the Hillary Clinton emails that were originally on her personal serve when she worked in the State Department. It had not yet been picked clean yet because no one knew it existed. That laptop housed the 33,000 emails designated as “personal” that Hillary never turned over to the State Dept. and claimed to delete.

Weiner Is ‘A Perfect Target’ To Hack Hillary’s Server

“[Weiner] would make a perfect target if someone was looking to get to Hillary because he has direct access to Huma,” who has “carte blanche access to Hillary.”

Indictment ‘Likely’ in Clinton Foundation Case, Hillary’s Server Hacked by FIVE Foreign Entities

The internet didn’t break today, but there’s always tomorrow

We don’t even think about Domain Name Servers. Without them, the internet breaks.

Emails: Donna Brazile gave town hall question to Clinton camp in advance

Thanks to Wiki-Leaks, which they did not deny. Another Clinton hack embedded at CNN at the time, she resigned shortly after this story came to light.

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WikiLeaks email: DNC chair had CNN town-hall question in advance

Hacked Clinton Emails Show CNBC Host John Harwood Constantly Complimenting Hillary

Harwood moderated a Dem primary debate, and thought he was on team Clinton judging by his emails to John Podesta

WikiLeaks Appears To Release Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speech Transcripts

Clinton Foundation’s Most Questionable Foreign Donations

Alinsky’s daughter: Here’s the truth about Hillary the media won’t tell you

Hillary’s whole life has been dedicated to socialist/communist ends. She’s Alinsky’s biggest fanatic

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Vote for Pence

 

Pence Trump

Two days ago, I wasn’t going to vote for anyone for Pres. I can’t fully support the R, D or L. They are all progressives, the differences are really just shades of gray.

Since I am a conservative, a true Classic Liberal, this is a huge issue for me. We are faced with the most trying election in all of our lifetimes. There are no good choices. That is pretty typical for me, the only Republican nominee that I’ve supported in the primaries was Ronald Reagan. I was TEA Party before there was a TEA Party. It is really Constitutional Conservatives, with libertarian leanings. I am radical in the sense that our Founding Fathers laid out in our founding documents. Our country was founded on the radical idea that we the people have rights, sovereignty and liberty. What followed was the most successful nation in history mostly due to limited and restrained government as applied to the citizens, we the people.   Continue reading Vote for Pence

Rest In Peace, Mufasa

RichTAkes! On Mufasa

No, not that Mufasa, Mufasa, the Lion Kingalthough my daughter did name her new German Shepard Dog puppy Mufasa when she brought him to the farm for the first year of so of his life. What the hell kind of name is Mufasa I asked, and was given the short version of the Lion King. I had somehow neglected to have watched it.

She later moved on with her ex, new husband and I didn’t see Mu for a few years. Somehow things didn’t work out after another three or four years, and my daughter and Mufasa came back. My daughter left after a few weeks, but Mu stayed on, since she couldn’t take him with her. In some kharmic way I guess, Mu was our dog now.

Mufasa was a joy to have around, he was very loyal, obeyed commands without complaint, and of course he shedded constantly. He had a half acre of fenced in playground to romp around in with our other dogs, it must have been pretty close to doggie heaven for him. After three years or more of my not having any contact with him, he recognized and remembered me instantly. He would go into extreme attack mode if he ever saw a young white male with either a shaved head or a tight crew-cut. I think he had some bad experiences with someone fitting that description during the time he was away from the farm.

I have edited a few posts I made at FaceBook concerning our experience with Mu’s case of Degenerative Myelopathy, or DM. We did not discover what his condition was until it was too late, had we recognized it earlier we might have been able to take certain steps to make things better, primarily with diet and exercise. I would advise anyone with a German Shepard Dog to at least become familiar with this disease so that you can recognize the symptoms at an earlier stage. There is a very good chance that your dog will be faced with this devastating, incurable disease one day. It is a canine version of Lou Gehreg’s disease, ALS.

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On the RINO National Convention

Trump seemingly has a few good points going for him. He says he will stop the insanity of admitting middle east “refugees”, and wants to clamp down on illegal immigration. I’d like to know what he wants to do about so-called central American “refugees” whom Obama is inviting into our fair country, and once here, is lavishing resettlement and benefits galore. He wants to take care of the Vets and fix the VA, but on most other issues, he is just another progressive liberal. That is why the RINOs like him, and they can count on him to be willing to make a deal. After all, he is the self-professed king of the deal. 

Trump is not an outsider, and his business acumen is also open to question. The RINOs have declared war on Constitutional TEA Party conservatives, you know, us little people who gave them the House and later the Senate in order to stop Obama, and instead betrayed us by giving Obama everything he wanted, even after we got Boehner tossed as Speaker. I’ll stop right here, more comments below. 

Welcome to RichTAkes! On the RINO National Convention!

Check out the Trump and Hillary look-a-likes near the end!

Sadness For Friends Who Cannot Be Sad

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that the RNC reminds me more of a wake, instead of a look ahead at a future to support and believe in. Erick Erickson’s coherent thoughts on what is happening to the party at the RNC.

>> . . . it is just meaningless team sport in favor of their team. There is no substance, just sloganeering that means as much to each person and is taken as much differently by each person as “hope and change” was in 2008.

So much could have changed, but nothing will. And in four years, the very people who lamented Trump only to jump on his train cheerleading to the end will be back at it again because “not Clinton.” <<

The Failure of the Republican Party: Never Forget that the GOP Establishment Preferred Trump to Cruz

     

Uh-Oh: Putin Hired Internet Trolls To Pretend To Be Pro-Trump Conservatives

GOP elites get their guy in Georgia

McConnell promised to crush the TEA Party over two years ago. After smashing Bevin with Trump’s support, McDaniel, Cruz, Stutzman, and others, the RINOs are now attacking Tim Huelskamp.

The irony of the GOPe defeating Stutzman for the IN Senate nomination is that they will probably now lose that seat. I don’t think they even care. Former Governor and Senator Evan Bayh tossed his hat into the ring last week. Bayh will probably win on name recognition alone. Stutzman would have had a chance, but this Young guy, hand-picked by McConnell, is an unknown back-bencher.

CHAOS: Republican Convention Shatters As Trump Lackeys Steamroll Rules Vote

Under the rules of the convention, a majority of seven delegations could force a roll vote on the rules; it would then take a majority of the delegates to toss the rules committee’s book. At least 11 states signed on: Colorado, Washington, Utah, Minnesota, Wyoming, Maine, Iowa, Virginia, Alaska, North Dakota, and Washington D.C.

So the secretary of the convention hid behind a curtain to avoid having to accept the signatures.

What Last Week’s RNC Rules Fight Was (and Wasn’t) About – The Bull Elephant

RINO National Committee consolidates power, prohibits a vote on this set of reform rules . . . to take effect during the 2020 election cycle.

Ken Cuccinelli explains

BREAKING: VA ‘Never Trump’ Delegates NOT BOUND to Vote Trump by Law, Says Judge

The key word here is “law”

RNC Rules Fight Proves GOP Establishment Belongs To Trump

I’m guessing that Trump is now owned by the GOPe

Trump’s Acceptance Speech Was A Eulogy For The GOP

Rest In Peace…

Watch Sen. Ted Cruz’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

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Hoosiers At The Crossroads

Dear Family, friends, and fellow Hoosiers, 

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This coming Tuesday, the Crossroads of America will become the Crossroads of the 2016 election. I am writing today to urge you to consider supporting Ted Cruz for President. He is the only Constitutional Conservative still in the race. 

Unlike our current POTUS, Ted has supported and defended our Constitution his entire life. At the age of 13, he memorized the Constitution word for word.

His is an amazing story, beginning with his father’s story, who once supported Castro’s revolution, came to America, went back to Cuba and was shocked at what he found. Rafael was imprisoned, tortured and about to be executed. Somehow, he made it back to our shores, and was changed forever at least concerning politics. It would take a rock bottom event with alcohol years later (he left his wife when Ted was three) until one day a friend invited him to his church in Houston. I’ll leave you to research Rafael’s story further, he is quite open about it, and his transformation I believe was a direct result of God’s guiding hand and his new found faith.

More here: The Bible Tells Us Who To Vote For | Rich TAkes!

Ted was raised with a Bible and a copy of the Constitution on the kitchen table.

We finally have the first conservative to vote for since Reagan. 

Like Obama, Cruz is a first term Senator, but that is where the comparison ends. Ted’s resume is full of real accomplishments, starting with being a policy advisor for GW Bush in 2000. He had a hand in the Bush V Gore decision. (in all fairness, if the Electoral College could not convene, the House would have decided that one, and the Republicans controlled the House in 2000)

Ted wrote 90 written arguments or Amicus Briefs before the Appellate or Supreme Court, and presented oral arguments nine times before the Supreme Court. He successfully defended the right of Texas to display the Ten Commandments, the WW II Mojave Cross among other victories for freedom of religion. His two greatest victories which he argued were Heller, which struck down the no hand-gun provision in DC, and affirmed the right of every American the right to keep and bear arms, and Medellín v. Texas, during which he found himself opposed to GW Bush concerning a horrific gang rape and murder of two very young teens (the youngest was 14 at the time) by illegal aliens. They were Mexican nationals. Bush bowed to pressure and wanted to submit the conviction to the International Court. Ted stood for what is right, and won. The Bush establishment types never forgave him for that indiscretion.

More on Ted’s resume can be found here:

Ted Cruz’s Resume is Making Liberal’s Heads Explode!

I have never seen anyone remotely close to his qualifications.

Regardless of what Marco (who has since sort of endorsed Cruz) or Donald has said, Ted is completely against illegal immigration. After the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill passed the Senate, Ted took it upon himself to lobby the House in opposition to the Bill. The House didn’t even bring it to the floor.

Oh no, Ted shut down the government! Not really, the Senate does not have the power of the purse, and his “filibuster” speech was planned to not interfere with Senate business in advance. He did inspire the conservatives in the House to pressure Boehner to defund Obamacare, He stood on his principles, while Republican Leadership caved.

I am hearing from Trump and most of the media that this nomination process is over. The most votes wins, right? Yes and no. Mostly no. Many more votes have been cast for other than Trump than has been cast for Trump. A contested convention is bad, right? Wrong. The GOP began in 1856 after the implosion of the Whigs, in 1860 one Abraham Lincoln came to the convention in fourth place, and won the nomination on the third or fourth ballot. Even as recently as 1976 Gerald Ford did not have a majority of first ballot votes. 

In 1800, the Electoral College was a draw. After 36 ballots in the House, Thomas Jefferson became President.

One last reason to support Ted Cruz, which is, if Donald Trump becomes our nominee, he loses big time to Hillary, and even worse to Sanders. A vote for Trump is essentially a vote for Clinton. And she has no good qualifications at all, other than marrying Bill.

I’ve been documenting this stuff at my blog, for more into: please see richtakes.com

Thank you for your consideration. If you are planning to vote for Hillary or Sanders, I’ll pray for you.

If you are planning to vote for Trump, it is essentially the same thing.

The Hoosier Crossroads

For the first time in my lifetime Indiana is at a cross-roads, where we Hoosiers can actually decide the next Republican nominee. I beg anyone who reads this to support the only Constitutional Conservative who can win, Ted Cruz. Both Trump and Kasich are progressives who believe that big government can fix things. If that worked we would all be in high cotton already.  

Elect Ted

A vote for Trump, OTOH, might as well be a vote for Hillary. He will lose in a landslide to Hillary, and in an even bigger landslide to Sanders. The Republicans would likely lose the Senate (not that I’m a McConnell fan or anything) and the House will also be weakened.

For those who say that they don’t want a contested convention, if this is the standard we would have never nominated Abraham Lincoln. Or Ike for that matter. Even Thomas Jefferson during the Electoral College vote of 1800 went to the House, and there were 36 ballots before he finally won the election.

I hope that you will join me to nominate a true conservative candidate who can win too, so I beg all

Patriotic Hoosiers to vote for Ted Cruz for President next May 3!

Vote for Ted Cruz!

Clinton’s “War Room” is the best campaign spot that I’ve seen this season

Behind closed doors with GOP elites, Trump campaign guru admits to the con

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Lot’s of interesting stuff about Donald Trump here:  >>| Blacks | Business Fails | Disabled | Eminent Domain | Faith | Father/Grandfather | Flip-Flops | Graphics | Hispanics | Immigration | Litigation | Mob | Obama/Dems | Putin | Veterans | Vulgarities | Whoppers | Women<<

Trump: I’m all for RAISING TAXES on the rich

The rich pay enough already. I think that 39% is enough, Cruz says 10% across the board.

The Most Important Primary Is … Wait, Indiana? – The New York Times

Hoosiers step up to the plate in less than ten days  ted-cruz-constitutional-conservative

Ted Cruz has won the nomination *Detailed Analysis*

by the numbers, deep in the weeds. Don’t buy the spin.

YUGE!! Ted Cruz just ONE POINT BEHIND TRUMP in California!!

Ted Cruz is closing in on Donald Trump in California – Business Insider

>>A new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll of likely Republican voters published on Sunday showed the Texas senator, with 35% support, just 1 point behind Trump’s 36% in California.<< Good news from soopermexican

Republicans Hate These 7 Things About Democrats. The Trump Campaign Is All Of Them.

I’m shocked that the Trumpsters can’t see this.

Ted Cruz Lectures Hannity: “This Notion Of ‘Voterless Elections’ Is Nonsense” | Video | RealClearPolitics

Trump gets what he deserves: a first ballot binding vote. Voting for the delegates is an entirely separate matter. As it has always been within the Party.

Trump Has Early History of Misogyny

The Trump Chapter of the He-Man Woman-Haters Club. 

Don’t think that the Dems haven’t noticed this.

An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector – xoJane

Almost a year ago, recruited for my public relations and public policy expertise, I sat in Trump Tower being told that the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it.

Is Donald Trump Looking For An Exit Strategy To His Long Con Of America?

See above ^^

What Trump People Don’t Get – Michael Reagan

Trump is wrecking his ability to unify the GOP around his candidacy in the fall if he does win the nomination. He spends parts of every speech and press conference announcing that he hopes that his supporters don’t make trouble if he doesn’t win. He hopes they don’t riot in the streets.

Trump has also violated Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment at every turn, “thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.” 

Please let Trump explain to you what China is doing in the S. China Sea

“…HIATT: So what do you think China’s aims are in the South China Sea?

TRUMP: Well I know China very well, because I deal with China all the time. I’ve done very well. China’s unbelievably ambitious. China is, uh… I mean, when I deal with China, you know, I have the Bank of America building, I’ve done some great deals with China. I do deals with them all the time on, you know, selling apartments, and, you know, people say ‘oh that’s not the same thing.’ The level of… uh, the largest bank in the world, 400 million customers, is a tenant of mine in New York, in Manhattan. The biggest bank in China. The biggest bank in the world.”

~ And that is only the half of it. ~  

Cruz flat tax

Second Statement From Conservatives Against Trump

The first should have been enough.

On the Rocks: The Story of Trump Vodka

The V&V (vodka & vinegar) never took off either. Just one of many of Trump’s failed business enterprises. Lot’s of enterprises fail, the point here is that the Donald is not quite as successful as he would lead you to believe.

Donald Trump and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: An Interview with Sam Vaknin

We have already suffered through one Narcissist in Chief, do we really need another?

How and Why the Conservative Media Sold Its Soul To Facilitate Trump’s Nomination | Mediaite

Show me the money, honey!

Trump’s ‘voterless’ election myth – The Washington Post  Trusted

Alligator Records – LONNIE MACK, JULY 18, 1941 – APRIL 21, 2016

Rest in peace, Lonnie

 

Transgender in Women’s Bathroom (Social Experiment) – YouTube

 

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Thanks for looking!

The Bible Tells Us Who To Vote For

Rafael Cruz gave this talk about two years ago, here is a 9 minute cut where he illustrates how the Bible instructs us about who to vote for.