The Ground Zero Mosque, which caused such a stir in 2010 because of its close proximity to the very spot where Americans were attacked by Islamists on 9/11, is being demolished.
And the person demolishing it is the same person who argued for its existence–Sharif El-Gamel.
According to Yahoo News, El-Gamel is a real estate developer who discovered there was no money to be made via the Ground Zero Mosque. He said the project suffered from “a lack of financial support from the Muslim community.”
A consultant who works closely with El-Gamel said the developer simply “couldn’t raise the funds” without help from the Muslim community.
Besides the lack of money, a piece of one of the planes that hit the WTC towers was recently discovered on the property on which the mosque was being built. These both contribute to a situation in which El-Gamel “seems to be in such a rush to do the job that he has filed for the permits [to demolish] before he actually becomes the…owner” of the building.”
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Governor Palin Discusses Obama, the Constitution, Hillary and Much More on Cashin In Today with Eric Bolling
by Isabel Matos
Sarah Palin dropped by Eric Bolling’s Cashin’ In Freedom Summit today.
Video courtesy of SarahNet
Eric Bollling: Governor, our freedom and liberty are under siege, the amendments specifically, how do we fight back?
Governor Palin: On a national level we make sure that we’re electing candidates who will promise to pay whatever price it’s going to take to protect our Constitution. Then on a state level I think it’s very important that we need find candidates and elect them who would be willing to call for a convention of states if need be because that is the tool the people have to reign in government.
Sarah Palin agreed with Rand Paul that the first amendment is the most at risk: It starts there. If we’re not able to express the will of the people then government will take over or continue doing what it’s doing today.
Governor Palin: The problem we have today start at the top. We have a president who does not understand or just chooses to disrespect our constitution, those rights, the rule of law, the separation of powers.. all those things we learned in elementary school about how our nation was formed and why it is the most exceptional nation on the Earth because of that constitution. Our president has set a tone in this nation that kind of says, eh, you know, it will be a select, elitist crew of guys that is going to run the show instead of We-the-People.
Eric Bolling: Governor, you have said Hillary should run in 2016. Why do we really need another Bush or Clinton in the White House?
Governor Palin: I said it’s fine if she ran, I didn’t say it’s fine if she won. We don’t need more of the blue bloods. No. We need new energy. We need new people in there who understand what the constitution has done to create this great country, not those who would choose to seek constitutional changes, amendments that were not the will of the people, that they would amend themselves by not seizing power from the people. So no, we need new people in there.
Eric Bolling: We found out this week the Reverend Al Sharpton was at one point an FBI informant. Your impressions as to why he did that. He’s been a very vocal critic of yours. Your thoughts on the reverend, hero or hypocrite?
Governor Palin: There are so many reasons to look at Al Sharpton and not be impressed. This is just one of those. He’s been a critic of just the average patriotic American, not just me – the average American who understands what it takes to get the country back on the right track. He’s not one to help get the country back on the right track.
Governor Palin discusses Jon Stewart and Sarah Palin doing a PSA: Our efforts are to help our troops, the wounded warriors returning from the war zone and needing mentor-ship and employment. There are so many trained, equipped troops returning home and we want to make sure that they’re getting a great shot, a fair shot at getting a good sustainable job. It’s tough to do in this economy when 18-20 million are seeking employment and can’t find it because of the economic condition we’re in. Whatever we can do to help those troops. It is our military who have paid the price to allow us to be free. How dare their sacrifice and their efforts be in vain. Part of that is sustainable good employment and future for their families.
by Isabel Matos
Curt Clawson has hired a record 25 consultants for his campaign. It’s a lie that he’s an outsider. He’s not a principled Conservative either, something those supporting him claim he is. Just recently Breitbart News contributor Javier Manjarres of Shark Tank wrote a hit piece on Sarah, criticizing her for choosing the wrong Conservative in the race: Sarah Palin Jumps the Gun May Not Have Fully Vetted Recent Endorsee. That is ironic coming from a RINO-infested tank who shilled for Marco Rubio when he was lying about being against amnesty early on. Where was his research and vetting then? Shark Tank helped Rubio lie to us from the start. Even more ironic is the fact that Manjarres can conduct background checks on anyone he wants but did not bother to vet Clawson or expose his ties with known pedophile, Glen Borst-that we know of, has he?
PALIN ON SCANDAL-RIDDEN FL-19: LIZBETH BENACQUISTO WILL ‘OUST STATUS QUO’
Appearing at a cookout for her campaign last week, Palin said Benacquisto was the best politician to “oust the status quo” while calling her a “Mama Grizzly who will stand up to protect the next generation.” Palin warned against politicians who will not do enough to prevent the country from being “fundamentally transformed and not restored.”
The Republican primary is April 22 and will include Benacquisto, Curt Clawson, Paige Kreegel and Michael Dreikorn. The winner of that race will face Democrat April Freeman and Libertarian Ray Netherwood on June 24 in the general election.
“On the national stage, there is no greater voice for principled conservatism and the spirit of the Founders than Governor Sarah Palin,” Benacquisto told Breitbart News. “To have the support of Sarah, someone so dedicated to getting this nation back on the path to prosperity, is a tremendous honor.”
She added that she was proud to “have the recognition of Sarah and grateful that patriots in this congressional district know they have a conservative they can trust.”
When she endorsed Benacquisto, Palin, first and foremost, called her the only conservative in the race and also said that her candidacy comes with an added bonus: it helps Republicans blunt the phony “war on women” rhetoric Democrats like to gin up around election time.
Palin also said that “Lizbeth is running against a wealthy self-funded candidate with lots of splashy campaign ads claiming to be a conservative.”
“Since when do conservatives stand for crony capitalism and government bailouts? Please do your homework, voters,” she added. “Look beyond the fancy anonymous campaign ads. Look at a candidate’s record, not just their rhetoric. Lizbeth is a genuine conservative with a track record to prove it.”
As Breitbart News reported, “Palin seemed to be referring to a recent report in the Naples Daily News about candidate Curt Clawson, who has tried to frame himself as a conservative despite having a record that suggests otherwise:”
He made a campaign contribution to liberal Michigan Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) in 2009 after she wrote a provision into Obamacare that would allow the federal government to pick up health benefits of former employees of a company that Clawson owned. Furthermore, his company hired lobbyists and paid them nearly a million dollars while Obamacare was being fleshed out for “issues pertaining to manufacturing and filing for bankruptcy.”
In addition, Clawson has been under fire for having ties to a convicted pedophile and not being forthright about his relationship with him when it was first revealed. And days after Louisiana freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) was caught on a surveillance video making out with is female aide who was not his wife, three of Clawson’s opponents held a press conference to demand transparency from Clawson about his ties to the pedophile.
That is the type of scandal voters in this district have indicated they no longer want and are tired of, and it could impact how they vote in the April 22 primary.
Kevin Scholla and Tony Lee’s article restores my faith in Breitbart. So far, they are mostly in our corner with a diversity of writers, but these things need to be brought up from time to time. We need to keep an eye on them, too.
UPDATE: The so-called Conservative crashed the press-conference. Shark Tank is shameless!
by Isabel Matos
What a difference a year makes! I hardly talk about Marco Rubio anymore. That’s because he had a really bad year last year and Sarah made an example of him after being caught in a lie where he told a Spanish-speaking audience legalization first, then secure the border. That summer he voted for the Senate’s Bill S.744 and lost support among all the Conservatives I know. He also lost friends locally, which takes a lot, given their enthusiasm for him when he first won the Senate.
The picture of JayZ and his wife, Beyonce, who ended up going to Cuba in April last year, staying in a hotel overlooking the picturesque Havana harbor must have been embarrassing because he had quoted JayZ as a poet during Rand Paul’s filibuster, “It was all good a week ago. What a difference seven days makes.”
JayZ’s trip was offensive – a horrible and painful reminder of the tyranny and slavery on the island that Cubans still seek to escape from. He and Beyonce visited areas off-limits to most Cubans living on the island. They ignored reality and are hypocrites for justifying their visa to be at a cultural seminar with students of music.
It showed a lack of respect and just plain ignorance – no conscience for those living under conditions that will not change any time soon. Anyone who says that easing the embargo will help Cuba just does not understand what is going on.
Beyonce also offended Cuban-Americans just prior to this trip after being photographed with a Castro youth group dedicated to revolution like Che Guevara. What to expect from someone who got paid $1 million to dance for Libyan Dictator Khaddafi (now dead). Even ignorance does not cut as deep as indifference to others’ suffering.
So, getting back to #ThrowbackThursday. This post was fun to put together. It took a long time to make a compilation of the TOP TEN izzlovesfox1 clips. I followed-up on each headline to keep telling the story to refresh the page on my (our collective) political journey, because…
NEW IS NEWS BUT STORIES ARE FOREVER.
The TOP TEN clips include tapes I made about Marco Rubio (with updates), Rhinos (with an update), Headlines from March (with updates), CPAC Infiltrators, Rand Paul (with updates), Deportation, Amnesty (with updates), and the top three clips at the end. There is a little humor, some serious and lots of tough love for those who STILL DON’T GET that it is not up to us to answer to politicians. It is up to them to earn our trust, respect and confidence, especially AFTER they are elected, not just during a campaign when they promise the world.
Are voters more aware that their party is against them? That was my stated goal last year; unfortunately, it is hard to convey to some who do not care to see THE TRUTH about the politicians they cheer on.
Rand Paul made huge headlines 2013, but they were all for his personal enrichment and campaign. Rand Paul may be a fighter, but he’s fighting for the wrong things. His attempt to make this party One Big Happy Family should be enough to make anyone nervous. He invited Chris Christie to a beer summit, his manager signed on with American Crossroads last year (while he was filibustering to protect the rights of Americans from drone attacks, which he reversed his position on 30 days later) and he has repeatedly insisted the party has to “evolve and adapt” if it is to survive. Some of his remarks border on veiled criticism of and disingenuous support of the Conservative base.
Rand Paul is on a path to political suicide like Rubio was last year if continues on this path of a softening our party (Charmin anyone?) and taking the Tea Party for granted. Why is he making a mistake? Because he hasn’t sold Conservatism to those he has been pandering to. He has been sloppy on policies to (try) to gain votes from all sides.
Rand Paul has asked Ted Nugent to apologize to the President, criticized Ted Cruz for distorting Reagan’s foreign policy, endorsed Mitch McConnell, the list goes on. I’ve heard from people who were at CPAC that his presence on stage is nothing like Sarah’s. He is not electric at all. He doesn’t stand tall (his “presence” on stage and physically). He is a not-so-exciting speaker who doesn’t show command as much as delivery of platitudes we hear all the time. He does not have the star power like so many try to portray him as having. Add to that he doesn’t keep his stance on any issue consistently and you’ve got a garden-variety politician, a RINO insider. His talk is all Bush Mush lately.
Ryan, bless his heart Sarah says.. Is making the news for things he should have never done in 2009 when he was FOR Tarp when his budget plans were still a joke. What I remember most was his palling around with a known terrorist advocate and communist agitator, Luis V. Gutierrez. Ryan is clearly out of touch. That’s evident in his so-called outreach out to communities he would love to pander to. He has been a RINO and is next-in-line to Boehner.
It’s easy to see Jeb as being obscure as always, not outshining anyone except for saying stupid things. Even though Hispanics give birth to more children, he said “Hispanics are more fertile”. He also said Ted Cruz does not have solutions. (Well.. that’s because it’s UP to PEOPLE not POLITICIANS, Jeb, to come up with them!) Jeb’s sense of relevance is distorted. He also said breaking the laws to provide for one’s family as an illegal alien is an act of love.
Like a shadow or black cloud in our party we can’t get rid of, he’s either lurking in the background pushing others to do his dirty work for him. He announces he does not get his name in polls to sound like he doesn’t want to be president, but in reality it’s because the results of those polls are so negative he wouldn’t want them public). He can only have a glowing story about him probably by someone who has been paid directly or indirectly to do so. The fact is he IS going to fundraisers with billionaires like Shelon Adelson and it is to launch a non-campaign campaign. His father built the GOP machine as we know it, so he feels he’s entitled to being the next Bush presidential nominee.
Jeb does not make sense when he talks, which is why McCain probably said he is the smartest man he knows. Really. Saying stupid things or stupid comments are the only thing he is good at. Remember he said he would govern like Lyndon B. Johnson (that was last year before CPAC) if he had the chance. He is a royal pain in our side.
My message: RUN, JEB, RUN! Bring it. Get it out of your system. Immigration Reform is a huge fail. It was in 1986. Nothing’s changed. Keep talking. To those who think their DUTY to support you: You’re just like lying dogs.
Let’s see what the GOP gaffes are in store for us this year. I thought Thad Cochran’s comment about not knowing what the Tea Party was about was a real humdinger, but typical GOPe will always manage to find new ways to dig their grave a little deeper each time. Reince Priebus did so when he didn’t mention Sarah …wait. That was this year.
It was all good a year ago.. not!
by Isabel Matos
The Benaquisto campaign wants you to know that State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto running for Congressional District 19 in Florida this APRIL 22nd joined her opponents in the GOP primary to issue a statement on a story the broke Friday: Curt Clawson, the wealthy “fake” Conservative buying all the flashy ads and complaining she doesn’t show up to debates, has bigger issues to answer to. His relationship with a known child rapist, Glen Borst, is raising disturbing concerns on several fronts.. the relationship itself, the falsification of his financial disclosure about the rented house the molester rented from him in Utah, and his ducking all questions about it. This is the Fox News Video and Joint Statement Senator Benacquisto, Dr. Michael Dreikorn and Dr. Paige Kreegel issued:
“Now more than ever, we stand together to put politics aside to address some very serious questions that have been raised in this race. As candidates for the United States Congress – but more importantly as parents and members of this community – there is no greater priority than protecting our children from the violent predators who target them. Recent news reports have brought into question Curt Clawson’s relationship with a violent child rapist in Utah. He has dismissed these news reports as politically driven, and that just couldn’t be further from the truth.”
The campaign also passed along the local NBC article and News Video which I watched as well (followed by my awesome video.)
Lee County, Fl -
Glen Borst was convicted of attempted sex abuse of a child in 2004, and Borst later registered his address on a sex offender registry as the Saratoga Springs, Utah property owned by Clawson.
Utah property records indicate in 2013, Clawson transferred his ownership to a limited liability corporation called “Rewired CEO Utah LLC,” which lists Clawson as its agent. Rewired CEO Utah LLC sold the property last month.
We have also uncovered a 2006 document showing Clawson granted Borst a “special power of attorney,” giving Borst power to sign off on all documents related to Clawson’s purchase of the property. Borst was still on probation for his felony conviction at the time.
Clawson’s campaign said Clawson knew Borst as a child but had no contact with him for decades. That changed in 2006, when campaign officials said Clawson purchased the Utah address as an investment rental property. Borst’s ex-wife was the Realtor, and the campaign said Borst took power of attorney to handle the deal.
The campaign said Borst lived at the property as a “caretaker tenant” and Clawson was not aware Borst was a convicted sex offender until last week, when reporters began asking questions. It suggested Clawson’s opponents hired private investigators that harassed victims of sexual assault.
Clawson did not report the Utah property on financial disclosure forms filed in February. His campaign provided us with a letter from an Indiana Certified Public Accountant, Ross Swallow, saying Clawson was not required to disclose the property because it’s not held as an investment. However, the campaign characterized the house as an investment property in email exchanges Monday.
As of Tuesday, the Utah sex offender registry listed Borst as “non-compliant” for failing to register his current address.
“If it’s our responsibility for a parolee to make sure they’re responsive to the conditions of their parole, and we can’t track them or don’t know where they’re living, that obviously raises a concern,” said Stephen Gehrke, a spokesman for the Utah Department of Corrections, which maintains the sex offender registry.
Gehrke said Borst contacted local authorities to update his registration following news reports about his connection to Clawson.
“He actually saw some of those stories, and that was the first time he realized he was not in compliance,” Gehrke said, based on what Borst reported to authorities.
Borst has not responded to a phone call seeking comment.
Here is a video I prepared for Lizbeth whose primary is April 22nd.
The campaign wants everyone to know about what is going on with Clawson. I think Lizbeth can win if it is proven that her biggest challenger in the primary has more to worry about than just winning a primary.
That was Lizbeth smiling at me.
Sarah’s endorsement list and the Video of the BBQ with Lizbeth Benacquisto was picked up by GOING ROGUE GOING PALIN in Spain.
Originally posted on GOING ROGUE, GOING PALIN:
Y es que muchas primarias están a punto de caramelo. Y todos sabemos que eso que dice la sabiduría popular de que quien da primero, da dos veces, es más que cierto. Convendría que nuestros primero candidatos obtuvieran buenos resultados (vamos, que ganasen y a poder ser por aplastamiento con piano de cola del rival) para que se fuera formando una bola de nieve que ayude a posteriores candidatos. Sarah así lo entiende y ya está repartiendo leña a lo largo y ancho del país, apoyando a sus favoritas y no cejando en su empeño por lograr que los Estados Unidos se recupere de su
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By Isabel Matos
A quick heads up. You may already know this, but if you made a donation to the TeaParty.Net Leadership Fund, your money was diverted to two of the most hideous creatures of the RINO lagoon: Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn. Attorney Dan Baker, the Fund’s treasurer, who intercepts the money, took in over $3.4 million in donations in this election cycle per Lee Stranahan’s article:
How Tea Party Donor Money Went to Establishment Republicans Mitch McConnell and John CornynMARCH 5, 2014 BY
Follow the money.
How did $20,000 in donations that people thought was going to the “Tea Party Movement” end up in the hands of establishment Republicans Mitch McConnell & John Cornyn?
The transactions don’t show up on the TeaParty.net Leadership Fund list of candidate expenses. It’s all a matter of public record but it’s been hidden of diverting it through a JFC or Joint Fundraising Committee.
The story was even reported back in 2013 by Roll Call, but went largely unnoticed and Roll Call didn’t catch the connection of attorney Dan Backer to so many groups involved. Roll Call wrote:
A national tea party committee, the Tea Party Leadership Fund (formerly known as the TeaParty.Net Leadership Fund), a hybrid PAC with a noncontribution account, based in Alexandria, Va., contributed $40,000 in May to In Defense of Free Speech JFC, a joint fundraising committee set up in May. The $53,800 in proceeds were split between four candidates, with each getting $13,450. The candidates were McConnell, Cruz, Lee and John Cornyn, R-Texas. The McConnell Senate Committee ’14 was sent $10,950 on June 29 and $2,500 on June 25.
Follow the steps used to send Tea Party donor money to Cornyn & McConnell and note all the connections to Dan Backer and don’t take my word for it: click the links.
When people are urged to donate to The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund, they are told their money to support the Tea Party Movement. Here’s their donation page:
How did money end up in Mitch McConnell and Cornyn’s coffers?
One common link is Virginia attorney Dan Backer, who is the treasurer for The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund, who took in over $3.4 million in donations in this election cycle. Most of the money went to fundraising and ‘unclassifiable’ expenses.
One of the groups biggest expenditures was $40,000 to a group called In Defense of Free Speech JFC.
In Defense of Free Speech JFC was originally set up by in 2013 by Dan Backer, who was also the group’s original treasurer. Laster, a woman named Christina Sirois–who works for Backer’s company DB Capitol Strategies
–was named as treasurer. The group was dissolved in February, 2014.
In Defense of Free Speech JFC did one thing in its short life: gave $13,450 each to Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.
Where did the money for the In Defense of Free Speech JFCcome group set up by Dan Backer come from?
- $40,000 came from The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund - Dan Backer, Treasurer
- $5000 came from Shaun McCutcheon, a client of Dan Backer’s
- $5000 came from a group called E Pluribus Unum PAC - Dan Backer, Treasurer. The group’s only purpose appears to have been to give $5000 to the In Defense of Free Speech JFC
- $5000 came from a man Richard Campbell — who was also the sole donor for the E Pluribus Unum PAC set up by Dan Backer
Ironically, Dan Backer was the treasurer for Cornyn’s primary opponent, Rep. Steve Stockman, who got $2,500 from The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund.
This means that John Cornyn’s $10,000 take was four times what Stockman.
Just follow the arrows on this flowchart I mad.
UPDATE: Article showing what we already knew – that Sarah Palin’s name was used to raise funds.
Kentucky: Your Primary is Our National Business. Time to Send McConnell Packing! Levin Endorses Matt Bevin.
By Isabel Matos
The Great One, Mark Levin, endorses Matt Bevin, primary candidate running against Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, for Kentucky U.S. Senate.
Enough of the status quo and politicians who claim to be Tea Party leaders who continue selling us out. I’ve published clips and rants about Rand Paul ad nauseaum. I am not here to disparage him, but to show the implications of what his half-hearted, “soft” and veiled support of the Tea Party will mean for us nationally. If it was good for Rubio, it’s good for him. Why should he be exempt from criticism? He’s just as devious, if not more. And the stakes are even higher now.
There’s not much passion in this primary for some reason. It’s as if McConnell’s fate was sealed. He is definitely being protected by Rand Paul. Nothing sickens me more than Paul’s duplicity and cheap talk about the party having to be “softer”, be more diplomatic in foreign policy, evolve and adapt, reach out to illegals .. or my favorite, be one big happy family. He’s a RINO already, get it?!
There is nothing special about Rand Paul.
Rand Paul said he wouldn’t get involved in incumbent races yet undermines Matt Bevin over a minor Tarp issue, and dismisses McConnell’s remarks about “crushing the Tea Party everywhere” Rand Paul’s reply? “Things are said in campaigns that are not intended”, and “The Tea Party is the energy of the Republican Party and a big factor in elections.” That’s it. He continued the interview advocating for healthy intra-party debate on a civilized plane so “Democrats don’t take advantage”. As a reminder, Washington Times reported:
In a rare moment of candor for a career politician, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told the New York Times last week that his goal is to defeat conservative candidates across the country. McConnell vowed to “crush them everywhere.
[On March 13th] former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed two of the candidates that Mitch McConnell is trying to “crush.”
Palin announced her support for college president Ben Sasse in Nebraska and state senator Chris McDaniel in Mississippi.
The Times also reported that McConnell’s goal “is to deny them any Senate primary victories, cut into their fund-raising and diminish them as a future force in Republican politics.”
So far Sarah has not endorsed Matt, but she has endorsed Chris McDaniel and Ben Sasse who McConnell has targeted. May 20th is almost around the corner but polling has shown Bevin hasn’t been able to surpass McConnell once.
Kentuckians are not believing Matt Bevin is fighting against the abuse of money behind certain pet projects for his state enough, and spending too much time talking about ObamaCare. The problem is… dear Kentucky voters:
THIS race does affect us nationally more than any other because of Mitch’s Senate leadership position. Rand Paul’s endorsement of McConnell has done the most damage to your state, and to us. Be objective. See what is going on. Bevin isn’t perfect and he’s perceived as the weak horse in this race but it is because of the effect of the Establishment Media depicting him negatively.
In any case, Bevin said on Mark Levin’s show he had a chance to win. He believes “it is within our reach and that all he needs is the right kind of firepower” to give his campaign the edge to beat Mitch. If you’re from Kentucky, please let Bevin know if he wants a game-changer he is going to have to court Sarah for an endorsement. As it stands, he doesn’t seem to get it. There is NO indication he has done so, and even if he did at this point, I don’t think Sarah would endorse him because he is a bit vague in his stances and Sarah likes steel spine winner types!
Whatever you think of MattBevin.com just remember what Mitch vowed to do to the Tea Party. McConnell has over $10,000,000 to spend on making us want to stop the fight. Quit. It will only embolden him further if he gets his way. 30 years of the Kentucky establishment is Enough! (It’s enough anywhere!) Rand Paul getting a pass for betraying voters by supporting the most powerful Establishment RINO to serve himself – also Enough! The Pauls and their contributions to Election losses? Enough!! (Image by Politico)
Rand Paul’s heart is NOT with the Tea Party but with himself. He will never be president and helping McConnell will help secure a solid position for himself in the party in the future. He’s playing the game at the expense of the rest of us. There is little daylight between Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell. But even if Bevin is not perfect, he would still not be in a position to hurt us like McConnell has.
If Sarah can’t do anything about this race directly, no one can.
I was hoping for a real fight!