It is starting to look like Drudge is now in the tank for Trump too, et tu, Drudge?
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
I guess it’s okay to make ridiculous highly edited assertions about a certain Presidential candidates religion in the heat of the primary.
I don’t recall the press making a huge deal about JFK’s run for POTUS concerning his Catholic faith, although I’m sure there was a lot of uncertainty about our Pres taking orders from the Pope at the time. I also don’t recall a huge amount of press regarding Obama’s Muslim up-bringing. If you think he’s a Christian, you should google (marxist) liberation theology sometime. The right Reverend Wright preached liberation theology, which has little to do with scripture, and a whole lot to do with grievances. He was not a Catholic, but you can learn more about it here and here. Or search it yourself.
On the other hand, Reagan did help to take down the Soviet empire without spending a single shot, along with the Pope, Maggie Thatcher, and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (who later started a department store in Wisconsin – just kidding!)
So now comes Drudge posting his top story this morning that Ted Cruz is supposedly the blessed anointed one, when the links he provided showed nothing of the sort. I read two of the three links offered, they showed a typical Rafael Cruz appearance. Thankfully, Trump’s cancelled appearance at UIC knocked this pic off of his page.
Far be it for me to attack anyone who holds deeply held religious beliefs. In fact, I think that is a good thing in nearly all cases, radical jihadis excepted.
This edition of Rich TAkes! leads off with a few stories about the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone 5c.
Has Obama recognized that this couple were radical jihadis yet? Anyway, the FBI apparently tried to change the phone or the iCloud password, and got themselves completely locked out of the phone, so that is why they got a court order to force Apple to create software which completely bypasses the built in encryption and security in iOS. Apple will be appealing, and the outcome will have grave consequences for us all if the government prevails.
Next, the 11th Republican debate just concluded in Detroit. This is perhaps the wildest run up to the general election that we may ever see in our lifetimes. We have a real estate developer, and self-made brand in Donald Trump who is energizing the electorate even more than Obama did in 2008, and he’s not even close to being a conservative. The GOP is getting desperate, especially since the closest rival is Ted Cruz who actually stands by his principles. The establishment GOP is so desperate that Mitt Romney actually gave a speech today which he must have gleaned off of any anti-Trump web page listing Trump’s numerous faults and failures, while openly advocating to deny Trump a first ballot nomination at the convention. I wonder what rules will need to be changed? If Romney is angling to swoop in and save the party in a brokered convention he is kidding himself.
I don’t trust Trump since he has taken three sides to nearly every topic, and his foreign policy credibility is greatly suspect. For example, last fall he said to let the Russians take out ISIS, and reversed himself mere days later.
As I noted last August, Trump has done the Republican Party a great service by getting people who would not take much interest in the process into the fray, but don’t kid yourself, he is not a conservative. He doesn’t even know what the meaning of the word is. He may also be helping the GOP to disintegrate, since the GOP has only themselves to blame for this interesting turn of events.
“may you live in interesting times” might be appropriate here. I hope you enjoy the
Tonight will be the last Republican debate before Super Tuesday so I thought that I’d post some of my reading material about the candidates in general from the past few weeks. Trump has just come off a resounding victory in the Nevada caucuses where he managed to outfit many of the election officials in official Trump hats and Tees. Jeb Bush has dropped out after South Carolina, while Kasich and Carson vow to stay in to the convention. Meanwhile, on the Democrat side, Hillary and Sanders are duking it out for the communist and felon vote. Finally, Antonin Scalia passed away a week or so ago, reminding us on why we absolutely have to get this election right. We may not have another chance. I am officially endorsing Ted Cruz for President, and I hope you do too.
Rush broadcast a classic rant the other day below, and I hope you enjoy this edition of RichTAkes!
“…if we’re serious about stopping this transformation of America, it isn’t gonna be easy, and winning an election is not gonna send a signal to the other side to stand down, you lost. They don’t look at it that way. This is a fight between socialism and capitalism, freedom versus tyranny, however you want to categorize. There isn’t any overlap.”
Ted Cruz Fought the Washington Establishment. Donald Trump Donated to it