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He’s Baaack.. Senator Rubio: Obama Is An Intolerant and Hypocritical Bigot!

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By Isabel Matos

Well, he didn’t say them in exactly that order, but he did frame his argument in such a way that you can put them all in one sentence taken from this context:

Citing a “growing intolerance” against opponents of same-sex marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio argued that those who advocate same-sex marriage need to be more respectful of those who oppose it.

“Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay. It’s pro-traditional marriage,” the Florida Republican said in a speech at Catholic University. “And if support for traditional marriage is bigotry, then Barack Obama was a bigot until just before the 2012 election.”

The senator, who was giving a speech on family values and morality, indicated he was clearly aware that people don’t accept his views.

“I promise you, before this speech is even over, I’ll be attacked as a hater, a bigot, someone who’s anti-gay,” he said. “This intolerance in the name of tolerance is hypocrisy.”  

He’s right about it all. He also asserted that states should have the right to restrict marriage to heterosexual couples, and denounced judges who have ruled against state laws defining marriage. Right again. But why now? Why this? What for? Is he attempting to ingratiate himself with voters? His views depart from the GOPe’s which we saw in the last article, and that is a good thing, but will anyone care after his betrayal last year? And was taking the fall for Jeb worth it?

This was signature Rubio though: tying two stances on separate issues into one ‘coherent’ argument. Last year he attempted (misguidedly) to tie the rationale for defunding ObamaCare with his support for Immigration Reform. No need for the details, it just made no sense. He justified his support for both by linking each to (his version of) the American Dream. In this case, he calls for morality and values and links them with potential economic prosperity, in that order.

“In America, if you get an education, find a good job, and wait until marriage to have children, your chances of achieving economic security and professional fulfillment are incredibly high. In fact, if everyone in America lived lives that went in this order, in the order I’ve just outlined, some estimates are that the poverty rate would be cut by an estimated 70 percent.”

You can’t say he isn’t clever either.  He is. And he will do what he has to to survive.  But sincere?  Meh..  The world sees him one way, we political junkies know the truth. I am not being facetious, nor am I judging him because I choose to believe that he defends these things. My cynicism does however makes me wonder how much time and money were spent on consultants to came up with this reinvented strategy.  Many, I bet!  If he just stuck to core issues of our party and simple truths that are ageless, he would not go wrong.  But Rubio has a special bullsh*t chromosome and that’s his problem. No one can have faith in what he says because he will fudge whatever he has to fudge to be politically expedient. He doesn’t think long-term.  Even though this was a pretty graceful attempt at a comeback, he still doesn’t get the big picture and I don’t feel sorry for him.  His appeal is to the issues of the group covered in the last article. Rubio on abortion:

Rubio said abortion is a difficult issue because it involves two competing rights — women’s rights to make choices about their bodies versus the rights of the unborn to live.

“In weighing these two options, I know where I stand: An unborn child should be welcomed into life and protected in law,” he said. “It seems to me a decent, humane society will take tangible steps to help women with unwanted pregnancies even as that society defends an unborn child’s right to live.”

Whatever this re-invention cost, it was pretty crafty.  I’ll just end the tirade on that note and let the RELIGIOUS BASE decide whether they believe him or not. Please check this Article link for the full post on his speech. (It’s pretty good.)

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GOPe Would Rather Lose to Obama than Let Conservative Base Win.

By Isabel Matos

CRACKPOT
1. NOUN - a person who is eccentric, unrealistic, or fanatical.
2. ADJECTIVE - eccentric; impractical; fanatical: crackpot ideas.

Rick Shaftan says the GOP establishment calls the base nuts and kooks. It’s how they think. The disconnect is an attitude that is contemptuous of people of faith (us):  patronizing and condescending about the sanctity of life, gay marriage. He says the GOPe also uses the term crackpots, talks about keeping us “in line” and criticizes us for religious beliefs. The people who vote for Obama get what they want, our side make excuses for not doing what we voted them in to do.

Regarding the tie from the Barbours to the race-baiting ads, what really is offending people is not the elections results, it’s that the dollars as donors to the Republican committees are being used to pay for ads which are attacking conservatives. They don’t do this to Democrats. Shaftan noted how Mitt Romney went after Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum ten times harder than they he ever did Barack Obama.

That is why we never win. They just hate us. As soon as the conservative is defeated as far as they’re concerned the election’s over.  As far as the GOPe is concerned, if Romney wins, we get some job. If Obama wins, at least a Conservative is not in power.

If Cochran is reelected, there will be embarrassing and awkward moments far worse than the farm animals comments.  The GOPe has given the advantage to the Democrat in this race.  To avoid that, Cochran would have to tell McDaniel supporters to vote for him, which is not gonna happen. Voters are so upset with the GOP establishment and the GOPe money coming into the state to tag Tea Partiers as racists and virtual defacto members of the KKK that there is no way in the world those people will vote for Cochran. They will either sit it out, vote for Childers or write-in Chris McDaniel’s name even if their vote doesn’t count, as a protest vote.  Shaftan says the objection was not the arguments against social-cultural conservative issues, but the lies about them taking away food stamps, etc. It was an economic left-wing argument, not a conservative one about why African-Americans should vote for Cochran.  This could be a banner year for Republicans….

The bottom line is that the GOPe has nothing but complete and utter contempt for the grassroots which the left does not have for theirs.  The solution is to STOP giving money to national party, support candidates individually and see if they talk about the issues that are important to you. If you don’t hear them talk about those issues, then they are probably holding the wrong position on them.

Speaking of crackpots.. THAD COCHRAN and Farm Animals (Icymi)

OUT of TOUCH and CLUELESS

Speaking of contemptuous and condescending establishment mindset: what would a post be like without this charming Rino’s insights these days?

 

H/T William Davis for Focal Point Video Part 2

 

Update:  The interviewed guest’s last name is Shaftan not Shaft. It has been corrected thanks to Mr. Shaftan himself who contacted me to thank me for sharing his work.

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EXPLOSIVE! Rob Portman Distances Himself from Possible Criminality Involved in Cochran’s Race-Baiting Ads

By Isabel Matos

Rick Shaftan is a Senior Analyst at Neighborhood Research Corporation. He has been a campaign consultant for several decades and knows the ins and outs like FEC rules and regulations. He’s in Mississippi doing boots on the ground research on possible irregularities concerning the race-baiting ads that aired on radio stations that tried to knee-cap Chris McDaniel. There are rules and laws about campaigns not being allowed to coordinate with outside groups because of a $2600 contribution limit to the campaign. The campaign can to some extent coordinate with the party committees, but the party committees cannot coordinate with outside groups like Mississippi Conservatives or the shadowy All Citizens for Mississippi that ran these ads. A money trail to these outside groups does not even need to be traced or involved. If there is just coordination and/or collaboration is involved it’s totally illegal. The Senatorial Committee, for example, is considered being on the Cochran campaign’s side, so they can’t have anything to do with these other groups. Mississippi Conservatives could (and did) fund All Citizens for Mississippi, it’s legal. But the Cochran campaign cannot work in unison with All Citizens for Mississippi and it is starting to appear that it happened to some extent. If there was this kind of coordination such as resources, communication, money .. if these lines were crossed, it would be a serious violation of the law.  What is the evidence that this illegality took place? If the NRSC sent $175,000 to All Citizens for Mississippi, that would be coordination with an outside group. Apart from the content of the reprehensible ads, what the NRSC did would be considered criminal. Rob Portman has been trying to cover himself by saying he paid the NRSC but had no idea they would pay for ads attacking Chris McDaniel, painting him as a member of the KKK.  Had he asked for money from an outside group or Pac to pay for these ads, it would have all been legal, but..

H/T William Davis Focal Point video

Please go to Part II of this Interview in the Next Article

 

Update:  The interviewed guest’s last name is Shaftan not Shaft. It has been corrected thanks to Mr. Shaftan himself who contacted me to thank me for sharing his work. Pretty cool, I think.  He was spot on. In both interviews.

 

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Palin Endorses Joe Carr for U.S. Senate

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By Isabel Matos

Sarah Palin has a new Endorsement, and a Message for Lamar Alexander:

Thank you, Lamar Alexander, for the respect and integrity you’ve shown in your many years of public service in Washington. With the new challenges in D.C., the time has come for new leaders who are willing to stand up to the political establishments and the Obama administration and say, “no mas!” Unfortunately, advocating and voting for amnesty, cash for clunkers, bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, and many controversial Obama administration nominees has marred the incumbent’s record. It’s time for a change.

Joe Carr is the new voice Tennessee needs in the U.S. Senate! Joe is a citizen legislator who brings his small business experience to bear in the Tennessee General Assembly. He’s stood up to those in his own party, fighting to enact some of the toughest illegal immigration legislation in the country and working to make Tennessee the 4th most business friendly state in the nation. Joe knows that government is most often the problem, not the solution, and he will work to reduce the size of our federal bureaucracy and always use the Constitution as his guide.

It’s a disappointment that after so many years in office Senator Alexander has refused to debate Joe Carr in this campaign. Really, it’s pretty unbelievable because the good people of Tennessee deserve to hear from both these candidates to know who will be on their side and who will choose the Washington status quo.

The conservative grassroots patriots in Tennessee have clearly spoken. When I visited there earlier this month, I was impressed by all the energy and momentum behind Joe Carr. Please join me in supporting him as the Volunteer State’s next Senator!

- Sarah Palin

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Please RT, Chime In or Caption

By Isabel Matos

Friend Ray said this: “a total inept lying jackass…..”

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David Perdue Wins Georgia Primary By Small Margin. The Story: Anti-Amnesty

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By Isabel Matos

Governor Sarah Palin called for unity to support the conservative contenders who won last night’s primary in Georgia, congratulating them and saying they “can now move forward to the general election” and are “one step closer to putting America on the right track!”

House candidate Barry Loudermilk won the Georgia primary run-off tonight. He’ll be an excellent voice representing the Peach State’s 11th Congressional district. Congratulations also to Senate candidate David Perdue on his win and we’ll all work together to hold this important Senate seat for the GOP. Now it’s time to unite behind our nominees and work together in the race to November, for it is a race at the crossroad of our future. Thank you, candidates, campaign staff, and especially you great volunteers! Keep the faith.  

David Perdue for U.S. Senate

I’m a Rino watch dog but after a primary has been won Rino Hunting Season is over and we back the primary winners to DEFEAT the left.  Here’s one reason to feel pumped to vote for Perdue in case you haven’t found any others:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported Kingston, who benefited from over $3

million in campaign spending from the lobby group.

Yes, David Perdue spent $3 million of his own money to back his bid and beat even the Chamber of Communism because he created a last-minute “outsider” impression (remember phony outsider Curt Clawson?).

That could be one reason for the win: smart move to associate Kingston to unpopular Amnesty. The lesson to be learned by boy and girl candidates running to win and thinking that accepting money from the Chamber of Commerce will ensure those wins, make a mistake.  Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor got whipped by Dave Brat who capitalized on Cantor’s Amnesty stance. IMAGE TRUMPS EVEN BIG $. Brat had way less money than Perdue, but he was outspent and still won.  Whether it is sincere or not (I don’t believe Perdue is about being against amnesty), it will and should hurt you if you have ties to Anti-American Alinsky-lite lobbyists like the Chamber of Communism. Here’s the ad that did Kingston in:

Another smart move on the part of the big PACS like Karl Rove’s and others. In Georgia they kept pretty quiet.  Sean Sullivan points out very astutely four months ago:

That makes sense because a lot of people have been confused about who is supporting who down there, even the volunteers on the ground. It was a crowded primary but laissez-faire seemed to work (in my opinion the races who have had the least attention nationally have faired better than those where like lightning rods attract the ugly establishment civil war which is a black eye for the party. It is good that this is a fight as I said earlier. Back to the quiet SuperPac strategy worked:

The anti-tax Club For Growth is nowhere to be found. Karl Rove’s American Crossroads hasn’t made a peep. Establishment agitator Senate Conservatives Fund/Action? Radio silence.

The Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia had caught the attention of super PACs — but not the usual heavy hitters that typically muscle into primaries with tea party-vs.-establishment battle lines. Instead, obscurer cousins like Ending Spending Action Fund and Citizens for a Working America have populated the air space. In a crowded race most watchers predict will head to a top-two runoff on May 20, that dynamic is mostly good news for Republicans hoping to nominate an electable contender. It’s especially good news for businessman David Perdue, who has not taken any blows on the air from a third-party group yet.

Who is David Perdue? 

David Perdue is the cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue and former CEO of Dollar General. He defeated U.S. Representative Jack Kingston last night. That was after the primary with a list of contenders including Phil Gingrey, and libertarian Paul Broun supported by Paul Viguerie.  David Perdue is a liberal Republican who during the primary offended 65% of Georgians when he ridiculed Karen Handel for not obtaining a college degree.

Perdue had placed first by a small margin in the primary (he needed 51% to win.) After victory last night, also by a small margin, he will challenge Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general. Nunn is the former CEO of George H.W. Bush-founded Points of Light Foundation and daughter of former Georgia Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn. Daughter Nunn is a strong candidate for Democrats despite Georgia’s deep red leanings in recent years. Polls have shown Nunn narrowly beating Republicans in the general. Remember Karen Handel? She endorsed James Kingston in the runoff.

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Karen’s so-called loss was considered a moral victory for many because she did not compromise her principles and “earned a lot of people’s respect.”

“Whether you like Karen Handel or not I think everybody has got to agree that she has exceeded expectations of what most people thought would happen in this race,” BUZZFEED article.

It was crazy for Georgians to hesitate to elect a woman to represent them. She was perfectly positioned to take on the left’s REAL war on women. Who better than a woman from the right?  Karen said it best herself:

“It’s a different dynamic when there are two women discussing the ‘war on women”.  She said it wouldn’t “go very far with her.”

But some districts were not ready for such a change.

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Reactions to Perdue’s victory are mixed among voters who shared their thoughts and probably represent many in Georgia:

Andrea Lowrie says Perdue’s stated positions are conservative- secure the borders, repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, local control of education, etc. You can read his positions here; there is a link in the “Defending our values section where you can read his response to National Right to Life questionnaire.

While Jerry Withrow contends he will support the Libertarian to see a Nunn win!! He says he does not “understand how the new’s yesterday in Georgia is Good News.” Perdue is Pro Abortion, a Big cronie Capitalist and he supports Common Core and open boarders. 
I understand the confusion, the diversity of opinions and fragmentation, but the fact is, we must continue to flex our muscles while keeping the bigger picture and our focus clear: ABSOLUTELY NO DEMOCRATS MUST WIN IN NOVEMBER -not in the Senate -not in the House chamber/s.  RINO Season Ends is what Sarah said at the Alabama Keynote in Orange Beach. It is what we have to deal with as Republicans, Independents who lean Republican, or Disenchanted Democrats).

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Levin Grills Jon Stewart Leibowitz: You F’ing Seen Israel, You little Twerp?

By Isabel Matos

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Jon Stewart is stupid. He has a team who writes his jokes for him. They are nothing but a venue for propaganda. Mark Levin calls “Leibowtiz’s” audience clapping seals and took issue with a specific comment made that he (Stewart) understood everyone had “strong opinions” regarding the most recent conflict,

“but merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”

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Mark questioned why Stewart had changed his name to Leibowitz and said if Hamas had the capability Israel has including nuclear and other weapons Israel would cease to exist. 

Mark’s Hannity Interview, courtesy SarahNet:

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RAND PAUL Scrubs Anti-Israel Student Reading List from Website

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By Isabel Matos

Let’s keep things simple. Sometimes there is so much to write about a politician’s track record of fooling gullible supporters, that it’s best to let others try do it for us. We don’t bash Rand Paul here. If you read the posts written before this one you will note that although comments may be editorial, each one is fair as those comments are all supported WITH facts.  The list of articles could be longer because foreign policy has not been covered (so many stories so little time), but the latest shows yet again how RAND PAUL’s deviations from Conservatism is where our concern should be.  The Washington Free Beacon titles the piece:

RAND PAUL Scrubs Anti-Israel Student Reading List from Website

~ Books laden with anti-Semitic imagery included on senator’s ‘student reading list ~

July 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) office deleted a “student reading list” that promoted anti-Israel books from his official Senate website this week, shortly after the Weekly Standard published an article last Friday highlighting the controversial recommendations.

Paul’s Senate website has advertised the list of 17 books as “suggested titles for a student, or anyone else interested in learning more about freedom and the role of government in a free society” under a “students” section since 2011.

While most of the recommended titles focus on economic policy, the list also included books that claim the “Israel Lobby” controls U.S. foreign policy, call for the United States to cut ties with the Jewish state, and argue that support for Israel is anti-Christian and anti-American.

One of the recommended titles,  1) Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency by Patrick Buchanan, has been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League for containing “anti-Semitic rhetoric.”  In the book, Buchanan accused “the Beltway Likud” of plotting the war in Iraq “long before 9/11.”

“President Bush no longer sits at the head of the negotiating table, but directly behind [Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon,” Buchanan wrote.  Buchanan also compared former Bush adviser Richard Perle with “Fagin,” the villainous, anti-Semitic caricature in 2) Oliver Twist.  “Perle’s depiction of his delight at first meeting the future president [George W. Bush] reads like Fagin relating his initial encounter with the young Oliver Twist,” he wrote.

Another book on the list, 3) A Foreign Policy of Freedom by former Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas), described President George W. Bush’s foreign policy as a “Christian-Zionist-oil crusade against the infidels.”

“It is amazing that the clamor of support for Israel here at home comes from men of deep religious conviction in the Christian faith who are convinced they are doing the Lord’s work,” Ron Paul wrote. “That, quite frankly, is hard for me as a Christian to comprehend.”    …

Also included on the was Michael Scheuer’s 2004 book 4) Imperial Hubris, which suggested that U.S. support for Israel could be explained by “habit, the prowess of Israel’s American lobbyists and spies, the half-true mantra that Israel is a democracy … and a misplaced sense of guilt over the Holocaust.”  Scheuer also described Israel as a “faraway, theocracy-in-all-but-name of only about six million people that ultimately controls the extent and even the occurrence of an important portion of political discourse and national security debate [in the United States].”  “Objectively, al Qaeda does not seem too far off the mark when it describes the U.S.-Israel relationship as a detriment to America,” Scheuer added. Scheuer has more recently come under fire from the ADL for describing the pro-Israel community as an “identifiable fifth column” that has “dropped any pretense of loyalty to the United States.”

Several of the books on Paul’s list also blamed U.S. foreign policy for the Sep. 11 attacks and suggested a moral equivalence between U.S. military action and terrorism.

For the original story READ HERE

I would not be so adamant about Rand Paul’s digressions if his followers were not such apologists for him. I have tried having level-headed discussions but there is little anyone can do if facts are not considered even valid to them.  His supporters need to understand that although we are UNITED against Obama, Rand Paul’s actions have to be questioned and he has to be taken to task. His is a pattern of deception. He is not and never has been what he has said he is. With the war going on in the Middle East, it is important to remember that Rand Paul voted for three Obama appointees who have had beyond dubious support for Israel: John Kerry, Jack Lew and Chuck Hagel. Here’s Kerry explaining away his “it’s a helluva pin-point operation” comment insinuating Israel went too far.

Let’s connect more dots. It’s Ana Navarro week. The Jeb Bush mouthpiece from Nicaragua (thank goodness it is not another Cuban) tweets:  Ran into our next Sec of State. Told him to be vigilant re Latin America & remember women/Hispanics in making hires January 23, 2013.  ana navarro

 to which I just have to say W.O.W.

H/T Lisa Luerssen for Washington Beacon story lead

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Palin Endorsee Barry Loudermilk Wins!

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By Isabel Matos

Just a simple SHOUT OUT to Barry Loudermilk who won the primary in Georgia tonight.  He posted this comment on his timeline just moments ago:

A sincere thank you to our wonderful team for your hard work and dedication to the cause. To those who came out to the polls today; thank you for exercising your freedom and fulfilling your duty to vote.

US4Palin (Facebook page) reported:

Things were not peachy keen for Dr. Bob Johnson. He lost GA-1 getting 46% of the vote as 221 (95%) of the 232 precincts came in Ibatom tonight reportedThe winner, Buddy Carter with 54% of the vote will face tonight’s Democratic winner – Brian Reese – in the general.

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Gov. Palin endorsed both men last week in a Facebook Status She wrote tonight: Barry Loudermilk has a proven record of conservatism in the Georgia General Assembly, one that I hope he can bring to the weak-kneed in the halls of Congress. Barry is an Air Force veteran, small business owner, father, grandfather, and husband who met his beautiful wife in the great state of Alaska many summers ago. Barry will take his strong work ethic, life experiences, and conservative principles to Washington where he will join the fight to restore our great nation and use the Constitution as his guide.

Both told Kevin Scholla, host of the Palin Update on Mama Grizzly Radio, that they want to Repeal ObamaCare.

As of tonight, 16 elections have been held in which Governor Palin endorsed a candidate. With seven out of 16 wins, her current 2014 Endorsement Success Rate is 43.75%. 

For the Complete Story: http://goo.gl/AJPT9n

 

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Sexy Rob Portman Supports Thad Cochran to Avoid “Ungovernable” Firebrands like Cruz in Senate Majority

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By Isabel Matos

In case you hadn’t heard, the RNC Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio (a battleground state) in 2016.  It makes sense for many reasons, but on to Mississippi, the story that will not got away, thanks to relentless McDaniel.

It’s a bit hard to make this story sexy, but it must be covered. Establishment big shots have been rearing their ugly Rino heads as they take sides in the Mississippi election showdown. Rob Portman is the latest name to surface.  He wants to back Thad Cochran because he, like McConnell, wants to win a majority of “governable” candidates in a Senate Majority. The nerve. I have news for you:

Dear GOPe Nemeses of the People,

You are the only ones who have become

the “ungovernable” in our party. 

It is absolutely stunning to watch one Rino after another expose themselves as they shamelessly try to crush our efforts to restore a little nobility back to politics, including the integrity of the electoral process. I’m no longer angry at their attempts to defeat us at whatever cost; on the contrary, there is reason to smile and savor the moment, but just because I’m not angry doesn’t mean I’m jaded.  The lines drawn in the sand are more defined now. Every detail in this scandal matters. Names have to be noted and we cannot afford to forget them.

The comportment being displayed by otherwise more obscure, less flashy Rinos like Portman who we (I) didn’t know that well before, is now center stage material. That is a good thing. It is indeed a Biltmore-sized banquet for those of us who literally salivate at the thought of watching the GOPe and its evil doers go down in flames and burn to the last ash because of all the grief they have caused upon us. It is becoming clear how things are run in Washington (by our own) and why, as a result of the way they are run, we never win. Make no mistake, this is just the start. Wait for despotic behavior ahead. I am not kidding. GOPe are villains. I know many not care for it, but the story is beyond appetizing. One by one, as these arrogant and desperate Alinsky-lites try to “govern” and put us in our rightful place, the wannabes show a side of themselves that is worse than we could ever imagine. What’s not to love? This is a real meal. Mmm, delish!!!

Chairman of the NRSC, Senator Rob Portman is showing his support for Thad Cochran’s re-election. He donated money earlier this year to the Mississippi CONSERVATIVES, the organization behind the race-baiting ads.

From the Clarion Ledger:

Senator Rob Portman is [also] serving as a top fundraiser this election for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  Republicans are desperate to avoid a repeat of 2012 and 2010, when arch-conservative candidates like Missouri’s Todd Akin or Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell lost seats that had been promising GOP pick-up opportunities.

Thus the decision by Portman and other GOP leaders—including Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky—to back Cochran over McDaniel. They want to win a majority—and they want it to be a governable conference–not one full of firebrands like Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, who was a major instigator in the government shutdown over Obamacare funding last year.

Portman used his leadership PAC to give $25,000 to Mississippi Conservatives on May 30, according to FEC records. McConnell’s leadership PAC donated $50,000 a few days earlier.

There’s your tease, you may read the rest of that article here and add this as back-up and reinforcement for who paid for what and why:

I [Erick Erickson]  can confirm that the attack ads in Mississippi run by “All Citizens for Mississippi” were funded by Senate Republicans, including Senators Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Rob Portman, Bob Corker, and Roy Blunt. It appears our Senate Republican leaders are willing to risk losing a Senate majority so long as they can get their own re-elected. Yes folks, it is true. I can confirm what we all suspected.

The advertisements attacked Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel and painted conservative Republicans and tea party activists as racists. According to documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission, All Citizens for Mississippi received funding from a Haley Barbour backed group called Mississippi Conservatives.

Mississippi Conservatives, in turn, was funded in part by Sally Bradshaw of the RNC’s Growth and Opportunity Project, former RNC Chairman and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, the United States Chamber of Commerce, and the political action committees created for Senators Mitch McConnell ($50,000), John Cornyn ($50,000), Rob Portman ($25,000), Bob Corker ($25,000), and Roy Blunt ($5,000).

Interestingly, Sally Bradshaw and Henry Barbour (Haley Barbour’s nephew) worked on the autopsy of the 2012 GOP lossI have to use some of that juicy information for the next post – !!

Reminder: Senator Ted Cruz is Vice Chair of the NRSC, the same entity Portman and others like Mitch McConnell have used to crush Tea Party candidates in primaries. It is probably safe to say that this position may have been offered to Cruz in an attempt to keep the Senator more “governable”.  Rather than attack him, it would be wise to see this as a venue for Senator Cruz to flex his Tea Party muscle and turn an antagonistic Republican Senate committee to our benefit.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman departs a meeting with fellow members of the "super committee" on Capitol Hill in Washington

As for ACTIVISM in MISSISSIPPI there is much you can do right now. A friend, Carole Reeves Bradshaw, did her homework and called Tim Scott’s office and Mike Lee to ask them to show support for Cruz per Chuck Johnson’s request: 

Here’s your homework:

Call Mike Lee (202) 224-5444
and Tim Scott (202) 224-6121.

Ask them to stand with Ted Cruz, in the Mississippi

election corruption and to ask for a special election.

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When you are finished with your homework, you can join Ana Navarro (virtually) over a glass of wine or favorite drink overlooking her favorite view from her suite – the pool side at the Biltmore.  biltmore

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