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On Point: Sarah Palin Interviews Rand Paul, Talks Iran Nukes, Facebook’s Christian Discrimination, Trump, and Much More

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By Gary P Jackson

Yesterday I posted several videos from Governor Palin’s Monday episode of On Point. Tuesday’s show was even bigger, so here’s all of the segments in one spot:

Opening: Iran Nukes:

Diamond and Silk of “We Be Sisters“:

Governor Palin interviews Rand Paul:

Wayne Allen Root talks about the corrupt political machine:

The Governor LOVES IT when people take on corrupt politicians, as we all know. Never forget Sarah Palin took down the entire corrupt Republican Party in Alaska, with many being escorted off to prison by the FBI!

Facebook discrimination against Christians:

Final Thoughts from the Governor – “Obama’s Many Scandals“:

Sarah’s new doo is courtesy of Primp and Blow.

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Looking at all of the comments from the Twitter universe, America approves!

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Hard to believe she’s 51 years old! I wonder why she doesn’t ditch the glasses more often!

Speaking of which, Bristol busted her mom during a shopping trip in San Diego! [where On Point is taped]

Sarah Palin Spotted in California CVS Buying Reading Glasses

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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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Gloves Are Off With Rand Paul and His “Immigration Reform” Freak Fest. Where Are This Man’s Priorities?

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By Isabel Matos

“Rand Paul Talks About Amnesty With GOP Infiltrator Norquist While Sarah Palin Calls for Humanitarian Action for ‘Man-caused Illegal Immigration Disaster”.  That could have been the title but it really is the story of the week – that is if you are enjoy seeing dirty politicking and corruption by weak-knee’d phonies like Rand Paul exposed. We have been telling you so! That picture above of illegals crossing by the thousands is a scene from the Rio Grande yesterday. Watch how Rand Paul has dealt with this critical issue.

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After all is said and done more is said than done. Rand Paul is no exception. It was just a matter of time before we would see Rand and Grover get together over amnesty. Sorry. “I.m.m.i.g.r.a.t.i.o.n. Reform”.  After all, Rand Paul has been playing with this fire for a while.  His comments come out of a meeting held this past Wednesday following the Virginia primary.  The conference call included Michael Bloomberg’s “Partnership for a New American Economy”. (By the way Michael Bloomberg dished out $250,000 to a Thad Cochran SuperPac in addition to the Chamber of Commerce which supports only candidates who agree to amnesty or “immigration reform”. The C o C is buying $300,000 in ads to help Cochran beat Chris McDaniel who endorsed a Grover-style NO amnesty pledge in the June 24th runoff. That runoff is a needless circus brought to you courtesy of the GOPe who met as well with NRSC in DC to help out Cochran who’s a freak show unto himself) -before Cantor lost.

The call was scheduled before Eric Cantor’s defeat on Tuesday which caught everyone off guard.  Brat campaigned on free markets and constitutional principles but used Cantor’s immigration issue to drive his message home. It was done effectively; however, Paul  and Norquist did not attribute Brat’s victory to being a referendum on amnesty.  Instead they agreed Lindsey Graham had won in South Carolina -the same night- by running on comprehensive immigration reform.

Immigration may not have been “the paramount issue” in Eric Cantor’s crushing primary loss.

“It’s a mistake to try to paint it and decide that one issue decided this,” he said.

Yeah yeah yeah.. He added that the GOPe is bound by the word amnesty:

We’ve been somewhat trapped by rhetoric and words, and amnesty’s a word that has kind of trapped us,” he said, adding that some people think it means giving undocumented immigrants a right to vote, while others say it means allowing them to obtain legal status without a penalty.

Others, he added, think it simply means not deporting those who came to the United States illegally.

“We’re trapped in a word that means different things to different people.”

Really?  The only thing trapping Rand Paul is his answering to the likes of the Chamber of Commerce, Mitch McConnell and Grover Norquist. Rand Paul is hung up on language because he want to get it right. The money so he can run. It doesn’t matter what he means. That’s why he’s like a crazed man talking…

He voted against S.744 Immigration Bill but he says he has always been for immigration reform. I say he did it because Marco Rubio got grilled by Sarah Palin, and his rivalry with Rubio is big enough for him to care; otherwise, he would have.  He said his amendment included beefed up border security but was rejected.

“I’ve always said that I’m for it. I just want to be part of the process. I don’t feel like anybody really wanted my vote because they never considered any of my suggestions.”

“If you want immigration reform, there has to be openness to compromise,” he said, adding that there’s also a group “entrenched” on the other side who won’t vote for any reform measures.

(I’d like to ask Senator Paul if he is referring to us as the “other side”. It’s almost like “extreme nativist” Cantoresque-style speak. Just wondering.. Anyway..)

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He also commented on the recent influx of young people from Central America who U.S. law prohibits from deporting back to their countries.

He speculated that some immigrants are coming to join the military.

“This is a complicated part of immigration reform. Do I have sympathy if you served in our military and we ought to find a place for you in our country? Absolutely,” he said. “But do I want to send a signal to everybody in Mexico that if you come and join our military, you get to be a citizen? That’s a bad signal.”

“None of this is really easy,” he added.

Contrast those thoughts to Sarah Palin’s righteous FURY and admonishment of Republicans and Democrats who have talked a good talk but all but turned their backs on a real humanitarian crisis at the Border in Texas has met silence. There seems to be ZERO moral outrage over it on the part of Rand Paul, a typical Rino!

Considering Rand Paul is running for president (obsessively so to the point he does not make sense and he can’t shut up), he would be unfit to lead. He does not have the instincts to deal with a crisis.  Like other Republican Senators, he has exploited “reform” to score political points but done nothing to help the situation NOW.  Sarah’s rightfully sickened by it. He’s the perfect example (I’m not reading her mind, this is my opinion) of what Sarah Palin was railing against yesterday.

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Rand Paul is small and timid. His response is as ridiculous and as out of touch as Thad Cochran who said he did not know what happened on Tuesday when asked.  It’s as if none of this was even happening to Paul. He is so fixated on his verbiage and positions taken, that he has all but forgotten to connect at all.

It’s hard to keep up with all the neck breaking flip flops Paul has made. Before the Virginia Primary he had said that any candidate endorsed by the Chamber of Commerce was not presidential material.  Excuse my “French-American”, WTF?  He said:

Chamber of Commerce is fine, I was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, but a Chamber of Commerce Republican is not going to win a national election,” Paul said on Saturday,

What more does one need to see he is and always has been a phony.  Most of you see it.  Please share the news with others. Start posting these articles on your Timelines and get others involved in the discussion. We are being subjected to one crippling crisis after another in great part because of duplicitous sellouts like him. It’s time to open up and push the political conversation more. Let’s list some of his maniacal doublespeak and questionable judgement and actions.

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    1. He has ties to creepy Norquist.
    2. He endorsed corrupt Mitch McConnell.
    3. He is staying out of the race in Mississippi.
    4. He is for “immigration reform” but against “amnesty” and complains that journalists are misrepresenting his positions like this one: His comments in support of amnesty were made at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, to David Axelrod, former top advisor to Obama, now the Institute’s director. One writer just put it this way:  It’s so complicated what is amnesty anyway? Just break free of the A-word and embrace more meaningful and descriptive terminology like “Comprehensive immigration reform” or “Man-caused illegal immigration disasters.
    5. He is for outreach to Hispanics; however he offended Hispanics with his pandering by calling for work visas for illegals.
    6. He was well received at the liberal University of California, Berkeley.
    7. He has been saying since last year the GOPe needs to evolve and adapt (into what I always asked).
    8. He said “We’re going to be one big happy family” before the Texas Primary. He said he would not get involved in incumbent races and did so with Ted Cruz who he compromised in a joint appearance and who promised the same in the interview with Hannity one month before the Texas primary . Cornyn won and so did McConnell. So what kind of outsider is Rand Paul?
    9. He made a cameo in Lamar Alexander’s campaign ad at the bottom of the page.
    10. He has extended invitations to Chris Christie for a beer and has defended Jeb Bush’s “act of love”. In the same jaw-breaking breath he would love an endorsement from Sarah Palin.
    11. He dismissed Mitch McConnell’s vow to crush the tea party by saying it was just “things are said in campaigns that are not intended” (go to 1:23 mark on the video clip).
    12. He is apparently going to help out Susan Collins in her campaign.
    13. He is reaching out to black voters based on previous issues in his own staff was let go for comments made that were racially questionable. He got testy in this interview when the matter was brought up. Please don’t miss it!
    14. He appeared at the TEXAS convention but is not from Texas. He was there only to promote himself.  Grover Norquist re-tweeted a picture of him on June 6th.
    15. His message has not been conservative. How does that help recruit conservatives? He sells out to reach out.
    16. He has met with George P. Bush and has ties to Karl Rove who he has received support from.
    17. His campaign has ties to American Crossroads and Americans for Tax Reform.
    18. McConnell’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who is under FBI investigation, has been tapped for Rand’s 2016 presidential run .
    19. He is against Voter ID.
    20. He got an earful on May 20th for cheering on McConnell.
    21. He may have been the reason why Amy Kremer left the Tea Party Express. I wrote about that.
    22. His collaboration with Mitch McConnell had been long standing even though even though he used the Tea Party Express to hide it as Sal Russo’s family is involved in his RandPAC.
    23. You can press any one of these links: TPX, Rand Paul’s Ties, Florida to see how he helped corrupt the process by inserting himself in races we lost.
    24. He is Karl Rove’s wish come true.  Last year Rove was quoted saying “We need fewer Christine O’Donnell’s and more Rand Pauls. Don’t fret or worry. Paul is a walking-talking train wreck.  He is unraveling before our eyes. Just like Rubio met his fate after pushing for Immigration Reform in 2013, this year is Rand Paul’s turn.
    25. Today Rand Paul said:

Republicans need to nominate a different kind of candidate to win the presidency.

“You guys have a strong force here but frankly the president won Iowa twice so we can’t do the same old same old,” the Kentucky senator told the Iowa Republican state convention here. “The definition of insanity is thinking the same thing will get you different results.”

Well.. He is unable to be decisive on anything he says. Does that make him a Libertarian? A bad liar? Or a loon? Insanity can go both ways especially if you are detached from the human condition. Rand can’t help himself. He is both driven, arrogant but clownish.. a train wreck no matter what. He tweeted this silly picture of his socks, (shows where his mind seems to be while Rome is burning as they say.) What an odd little world he lives in, totally disregarding what’s REALLY important. He’s not the kind of guy we would want or need to run the country in time of crisis (one who helped cause the crisis we find ourselves in in the first place):

RAND PAUL CAMEO in LAMAR ALEXANDER’s ad:

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Co-Founder of Tea Party Express Openly Supports Amnesty. Has Been GOPe Operative for 50 Years. So Why Has He Been a “Tea Party” Strategist?

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By Isabel Matos

I reported last month how the endorsement of the Tea Party Express in Florida’s 19th Congressional District threw the election off by giving voters the wrong impression that “their” guy was a Tea Party conservative and an outsider.

An article appearing in Richard Viguerie’s ConservativeHQ reports that Sal Russo is openly supporting amnesty. This is a 180 degree turn from Tea Party Express’s statement that it would not take a position on immigration reform.

I’m jubilant about the news because I feel a bit vindicated. I knew there were issues with TPX early on but first learned about Sal Russo when I wrote about him and possible infiltration in TPX via Russo and RandPac. Being at Lizbeth Benacquisto’s campaign helped me see first hand the impact the Tea Party Express endorsement had and the meme that would not go away in the media.  (It is important to get involved. You never know what good comes of it.)

Chris Chmielenski, Director of Content and Activism, Numbers USA mostly writes about amnesty but adds a link to Sal Russo’s past I found interesting:

The man behind the organization is anything but a fresh-faced activist. The architect of the Tea Party Express, Sal Russo, is a California political operative who has spent nearly half a century campaigning for Republican candidates. 

The Sacramento-based political action committee that funds Tea Party Express activities, Our Country Deserves Better, has taken in more than $4.5 million since forming in 2008 to help John McCain’s presidential campaign. That includes major contributions from corporate executives and other bedrock supporters of conservative candidates, such as actor Chuck Norris.

That raises a couple of questions: WHY didn’t we know about this before and WHY would a REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE be chosen to be a strategist for a Tea Party enterprise to begin with? All of this means we have to continue being vigilant but get better at disseminating information for our movement to sparkle and be squeaky clean.  Conservative HQ’s article, his links or any information leading to more knowledge about the corruption in the TPX must be shared.

After Florida I saw how TPX mixed establishment and non-establishment candidates on their national tours, how they used good people to travel and represent them at those rallies (you know who they are) and how by doing so, they hurt the Tea Party brand. TPX’s ties with the GOPe creates confusion in races they interject themselves in. It has been a big confusing mess! GOPe collaborators like Russo and organizations like the TPX need to be exposed.

I look forward to journalists in the Right Wing Media reporting more on this and for them to add Rand Paul 2016 to the list of corrupt politicians in the GOPe. Every other GOPe establishment type has been named except him it seems.

I wish I knew why Amy Kremer resigned but I can start seeing why.  I will stay on top of this.  I also promise to write what I can if I find anything.  For now this article (most of it in the passage) is a juicy and encouraging start:

Sal Russo, co-founder of the Tea Party Express, announced his support for amnesty on Wednesday, reversing his organization’s statement from a year ago that it would not take a position on immigration reform. If you take a look at Russo’s background, this isn’t exactly the revelation that some in the media are making it out to be. What’s interesting, though, is the dichotomy between Russo’s position and the principles of the organization he helped to create.

The Tea Party Express bills itself as anti-establishment, but Russo’s immigration proposal is nearly identical to the principles pushed by GOP House Leaders — John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Paul Ryan — back in January. While most Conservatives scoffed at those principles, Russo warns that if they don’t act, immigration reform would take the shape of the “misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers.” This is strange seeing that if you simply changed the byline of Russo’s op-ed in Roll Call to Sen. Chuck Schumer, no one would notice the difference.

Even though it’s buried in the second-to-last paragraph, Russo expresses his unequivocal support for amnesty (even though he doesn’t want you to call it that). He calls for the legalization of 11 million illegal aliens once they pay a penalty, pay their taxes, learn English, and undergo a background check. Contrary to many House Republicans, he doesn’t even block illegal aliens from eventual citizenship; instead, he says he opposes a “special path to citizenship that puts them in front of people who waited in line.” That’s a creative way of describing Schumer’s plan that creates a special path to citizenship after the 4 million foreign citizens waiting in line receive their green cards.

The Tea Party Express calls for a return to Constitutional principles, but Russo seemingly has no issue with rewarding illegal aliens whose first act in the United States was to defy the very document his organization fights to defend.

Another principle of the Tea Party Express is to restore American prosperity, which to many Americans likely means individual prosperity. But Russo joins the business elites, the GOP establishment, the Gang of Eight, Pres. Obama, and 99% of the Democrats in Congress by calling for increases in foreign worker visas. When scoring Schumer’s amnesty bill, the Congressional Budget Office found that its increases in foreign worker visas combined with amnesty would depress wages for American workers, increase unemployment, and reduce GDP per capita over time. Is that the kind of American prosperity that the Tea Party Express and Russo stand for?

The Associated Press called Russo’s comments “notable”, while other reporters wrote about the significance of his coming out party. But if one knows Sal Russo, this is really no surprise.

In the 1980’s, he started a political consulting firm in California where he helped his “close friend” Jack Kemp during his 1988 presidential run.That’s the same Jack Kemp who advocated for both the 1986 and 2006 amnesty bills. It’s the same Jack Kemp who had Cesar Conda, Marco Rubio’s chief of staff, serve on the board of his think tank, Empower America, that employed Paul Ryan. If that’s not enough, Russo also consulted John McCain during his 2008 presidential run. Russo’s open-borders, pro-amnesty ties run far and wide.

For the rest of the article read more here.

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I’m not on the traitor band wagon. I just think we have to focus on exposing the infiltration and corruption going on in the GOPe and very aggressively!

Update : LAURA INGRAHAM HAMMERS SAL RUSSO ON AMNESTY (Interview 5/15)

Related Articles

Front Page Magazine:  Tea Party Express Jumps Shark, Endorses Illegal Alien Amnesty (5/15) http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/tea-party-express-jumps-shark-endorses-illegal-alien-amnesty/

 GROVER NORQUIST: Here Are The Only 6 Republicans Who Can Win In 2016  http://www.businessinsider.com/grover-norquist-2016-candidates-2014-3

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Family, Politics and the Scandal of Corruption That Binds Them: Should Those Ties Compromise Rand in 2016?

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by Isabel Matos

I hate working in a vacuum when preparing a video or a lengthy article sometimes because it can take hours away from interacting with people; but I actually enjoyed putting this clip (and article) together because my mission and obsession is to expose GOP corruption and deception. I think you will like it.

In this story we have an entrenched five-term Establishment politician with the second-most powerful position in the Senate (Minority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell) grasping to retain his power one more term to maybe be Majority Leader (an ironic scenario given it would be made possible by Tea Party support of the same Conservatives he is trying to defeat). We have a Junior Senator (Rand Paul) compromising his own Tea Party principles as he vies for that position or a higher one down the road that will secure a place for him to lead in some leading capacity (as he will never be president). Because the Junior Senator comes from the same state as the elder status-quo he has to play the game and run everything he does past the Establishment we are ALL trying to take on. And last (for the sake of this article, there are more) we have a family member, confidant and campaign manager -Jesse Benton- who they have in common. Benton is not the only bad guy in this political drama which also happens to be a family affair. Benton is married to Rand Paul’s niece (or Ron Paul’s granddaughter). Their corruption, however, is putting our country at risk and possibly why Sarah didn’t get near this race directly. The entrenchment is as thick as the bonds that tie their family.

Jesse Benton was a top campaign aide during Rand Paul’s 2010 Senate bid and became campaign manager after a staff shake up. He served as communications director in 2008 and then campaign manager in 2012 for each one of Ron Paul’s Presidential bids. Mitch McConnell hired him to be his reelection 2014 campaign manager as part of his commitment to running a presidential campaign in Kentucky, which he announced in a prepared statement on September 13, 2012:

[a campaign] starts with a presidential manager. Jesse is literally the best in the business at building and organizing conservative grassroots  movements and I’m thrilled he’s chosen to return to Kentucky to lead my campaign.

The merger was a no-brainer:  McConnell would use Paul to help him garner the Tea Party vote (albeit dishonestly and deceivingly). In turn, Paul would have a very powerful “ally” and access to huge amounts of money for being a loyal “ally”.

Benton’s move from the Paul camp to McConnell’s left some conservative activists scratching their heads because of the two senators’ divergent political philosophies. But since Paul arrived in the Senate, the gentlemen from Kentucky have nurtured a symbiotic partnership that gives Paul establishment credibility while shoring up McConnell’s bona fides among the Tea Party base f.

On February 18th a complaint was filed with the Iowa Senate Ethics Committee regarding a payoff for an endorsement for Ron Paul in the Iowa caucuses. In the complaint Pete Waldron, former campaign staffer for Michele Bachmann alleged that the Paul campaign, “its operatives, and third parties conspired to pay a bribe” to Sorenson “to betray” Bachmann and publicly endorse Ron Paul. The names of those involved are listed here; among them Jesse Benton and Dimitri Kasari.

On December 28th, 2011.. Iowa State Senator and Campaign Chairman for Michele Bachmann for President, Kent Sorenson resigned from Bachmann’s campaign during the 2012  Iowa Caucuses and endorsed 12-term congressman Ron Paul instead.

While this event did not significantly affect the outcome of the election, Sorenson’s endorsement of Congressman Paul is drawing heavy scrutiny after e-mail conversations and memos released exposed a financial proposal of over $200,000 for Sorenson’s defection from the Bachman campaign.

The results of the January 3rd Iowa caucuses were too close to call – the closest in its history. It appeared that Mitt Romney had won at first, but after the results were released on January 19th, it was Rick Santorum who had beat him by a small margin, missing out on all the attention and PR Romney got for it. Ron Paul came in third place. Michele Bachmann came in sixth and dropped out of the race.

The credible allegations in the complaint resulted in Kent Sorenson resigning from office as Senator in October of 2013.  Sorenson admitted receiving payments from, among others, Ron Paul’s deputy campaign adviser, Dimitri Kesari. The federal probe continues it seems. FBI raids reveal connections to the case. Computers have been removed from Sorenson’s house and a grand jury investigation is ongoing.

The FEC assigned a MUR (“Matter Under Review”) number, which indicates a formal inquiry will begin. It has not fazed Benton who is not answering questions about the bribe, or Paul who has tapped him to be his 2016 campaign manager.

Rand Paul’s political adviser, Doug Stafford was managing a consultant involved in bribery payments to Sorenson. His name: Dimitri Kesari. Stafford is Executive Director of Redirecting America (in a) New Direction (RandPac) and is busy ramping-up a political infrastructure “for the 2016 presidential hopeful.”

Jesse Benton joining Stafford makes sense given his comments in a secretly recorded conversation provided to OpenSecrets Blog and other outlets saying that he had accepted the job as McConnell’s campaign manager for the purpose of bolstering Rand Paul’s prospects in 2016.

Jesse Benton has a record of unethical conduct. His ties with so-called conservative organizations like “Americans for Tax Reform” (founded by Grover Norquist, known GOP infiltrator) and the ACU (also known to be infiltrated by GOP enemies Norquist and Suhail Khan) should also be noted. In a simple search:

Who is Jesse Benton? Jesse Benton is a political consultant and libertarian activist know for working with conservative and libertarian organizations like Americans for Tax Reform, the Liberty Coalition, and the American Conservative Union. Benton is strongly associated with the Paul family, serving as a high-ranking staffer for both Ron Paul and Rand Paul.

Those two associations alone would explain many of the stances Paul has taken on issues clearly not supported by the Tea Party, base of the GOP and movement he supposedly represents and is the leader of. He is using them for his political gain and in the process is guilty of confusing and depriving voters of the truth about who he really is.. A fake friend of Conservatives which makes him… a RHino.

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Kent Sorenson and Ron Paul (Updated)

SORENSON confirms payment to endorse Paul Aug 2013 (Updated)

References

1)  Mitch McConnell Beating the Tea Party: We are Going to Crush Them Everywhere:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/10/mitch-mcconnell-beating-tea-party-we-are-going-cru/

2)  Rand Paul Reacts to Mitch McConnell’s Plan to ‘Crush’ the Tea Party:

http://www.glennbeck.com/2014/03/11/rand-paul-reacts-to-mitch-mcconnells-plan-to-crush-the-tea-party/

3)  Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager: “I’m Holding My Nose”:

http://swampland.time.com/2013/08/08/mitch-mcconnells-campaign-manager-im-holding-my-nose/

4)  FEC Will Examine Allegations Against Ron Paul Campaign

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/03/fec-will-examine-allegations-against-ron-paul-campaign.html

5)  Bribery Scandal Compromises Rand Paul 2016

http://chrisinmaryville.net/benton-bribery-scandal-compromises-rand-paul-2016.html

6)  New Investigation Into Ron Paul and Sorenson Payoff

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/04/new-investigation-into-ron-paul-inc-and.html

7)  Leading Republicans Move to Stamp Out Challenges from Right

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/us/politics/leading-republicans-move-to-stamp-out-challenges-from-right.html?_r=2

8) Mitch McConnell Hires Ron Paul’s Campaign Manager

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/mitch-mcconnell-hires-ron-pauls-campaign-manager/

9) Ron Paul Campaign Accused of Trying to Buy Iowa Endorsements (The Emails)

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/08/ron-paul-campaign-accused-of-trying.html

10)  Head of Paul’s 50-State Operation is Accused of Earlier Questionable Work

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2014/03/head-of-pauls-50-state-operation-is-accused-of-earlier-questionable-work.html

 

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North Carolina Primary Race Sets Off Major Party Fireworks (Results for 6 Races in IN OH NC!)

UPDATE 5/14/2014

RESULTS OF NORTH CAROLINA RACE

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3rd Confirmed Winner Renee ELMER (to face Clay Aiken)

Walter Jones

Second Confirmed winner: Establishment Walter Jones 

taylor griffin endorsementW.Jones 50.8% (21,726)

Taylor Griffin  45.1%  (19,275)  * Palin Endorsed

A.Novinec 4.1%    (1,746)

Thom Tillis

 First Confirmed Winner: Establishment THOM TILLIS More on Tillis

Winner T. Tillis 45.4%
G. Brannon 27.1%
M. Harris 17.8%
H. Grant 4.7%
T. Alexander 1.9%
J. Snyder 1.9%
A. Bradshaw 0.7%
E. Kryn 0.4%

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By Isabel Matos

This is one race I can’t wait to see the results! There has been more primary excitement in NORTH CAROLINA than OHIO or INDIANA combined!  A huge intra-party feud has been playing itself out for 15 months now. First is the Establishment candidate, Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House. Tillis is backed by Rove (of course), the Chamber of Commerce, Mitch McConnell, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney who just endorsed him yesterday.

The second challenger in the race is a pro-life candidate appealing to Evangelicals, Mark Harris. He is a preacher and is backed by “enemy” Mike Huckabee, according to those on the ground. Kristen Petersen, tea party activist who has been in full campaign mode from day one, reports:  

This is another example of the GOP establishment putting out fake Tea Party Conservative candidates to peel away votes from those that are true conservatives.  She cites the Southern Baptist’s preference for immigration restitutions (code for amnesty) even though the pastor won’t use the term (typical).  What he said.

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Huckabee recorded a robo-call on behaloof of Harris that went out to 300,00 registered Republicans between Saturday to Monday

Huckabee has inserted himself twice now in races in which Sarah Palin endorsed a candidate. (He is no friend of Sarah’s). In Oklahoma he endorsed Jack Lanford, T.W. Shannon’s opponent. In Florida he and Jeb Bush both endorsed Lizbeth Benacquisto in the last days to perpetuate the false impression that she was the establishment candidate. It gets complicated, but let’s just say Huckabee’s endorsements are a nuisance in any primary and this is how the Establishment rolls.

We have three candidates but two factions within the party (Paul vs. Bush) fighting for control of the GOP and this won’t be the first race we will see it happen in. 1

The Libertarian Conservative favored by the grassroots in N.C. is Dr. Greg Brannon “the best option to defeat Kay Hagan” as Democrats want Tillis (Rove’s choice) to be Hagan’s opponent.

This is Dr. Greg Brannon:

Husband of 25 years, Father of 7, Physician to 20,000 &

North Carolina’s Constitutional Conservative Candidate for U.S. Senate. www.GregBrannon.com

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The winning candidate must have 40 percent of the votes to avoid a run-off. Rand Paul made a last-minute campaign trail stop on Monday which could determine the results of the race.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul rallied for Brannon Monday in Charlotte: “‘The status quo has gotten too strong in Washington, D.C. The Leviathan has gotten too large. … As we stand here, the debt clock is spiraling out of control. Send us a champion. Send us a hero. Send us a dragon slayer,’ Paul said, speaking prior to Brannon in front of a cheering crowd of about 250 outside the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Uptown Charlotte on Monday.”  Paul Rand, Greg Brannon

A run-off would delay challenging Democrat Kay Hagan who said: kay hagan

Mike Lee has endorsed Dr. Brannon.

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FreedomWorks has endorsed Dr. Brannon.

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Mark Levin has endorsed Dr. Brannon.

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Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter joined the list of endorsements today.

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Did Mitch McConnell Infiltrate Tea Party Express via Russo and RandPac? Rand Paul Supporters: He’s a RINO!

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This picture of Alexandra looks innocuous enough, and you may wonder why I even bothered to publish something that someone has the right to do in the United States, support a candidate they believe in.

This is why:

Mitch McConnell may have infiltrated Tea Party Express via Rand Paul and Sal Russo whose daughter, Alexandra Russo is head of RandPac.

This has consequences (like the primary race in Florida not yet determined but whose outcome is leaning Clawson who bought his way if he wins).  Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell obviously worked together to make it happen via TPX. I may post an update or timeline with all the Tea Party endorsements that ensued which contributed to voter deception in District 19.

Alexandra Russo is young. She is the daughter of Sal Russo of TPX here, firepower and Chief Strategist behind the Tea Party Express which Amy Kremer resigned from last week, immediately following RAND PAUL’s endorsement of Curt Clawson on April 14th, 2014 (four days later). I am suspecting Amy connected the dots. She did not mention Rand Paul in the note on her Facebook wall, which she tweeted, just Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.

More information needs to be revealed so that Tea Party Americans know who does what and for who.  Rand Paul is at a point in his career where he needs money, millions that McConnell and other of our opponents in the GOPe have accumulated. He is blindly ambitious, making him an obvious target for exploitation and corruption by Rinos who hate us.

This ambition is reminiscent of Rubio’s debacle and fallout in 2013 when the base turned on him for lying. The damage he did by deception is irreparable I feel, but  he still has intentions to run by all accounts. Good luck.

Rand Paul may have plans for 2016 but he is clearly helping Establishment RINOS stay in power exchange for personal enrichment and plans for 2016. I’ve been saying this since last year: Rand Paul is about Rand Paul. He could not care less about deceiving voters or fund-raise by hijacking constitutional principles. He has compromised our movement already by portraying himself as an outsider when he is obviously is an opportunist. It is up to voters to see this, especially voters wanting to get rid of GOPe elders.

I would bet $20 and lunch at an expensive restaurant that Amy realized Rand Paul is a phony and that she will NEVER admit to it. It is up to us to figure it out as months pass and events unfold in 2014.

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Tea Party Express Holds Election Day Rally and Watch Party In Las Vegas (Alexandra Russo)

Chief strategist for the Tea Party Express Sal Russo, Dustin Stockton and Russo’s daughter Alexandra Russo track election results at a Tea Party Express election night party at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter November 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one of the nation’s most closely watched races, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is trying to retain his seat for a fifth term against Republican challenger and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle. Picture link

(Nov. 1, 2010. 16:00:00- Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)

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Tea Party Express Holds Election Day Rally and Watch Party In Las Vegas

In This Photo: Alexandra Russo, Amy Kremer, Debbie Lee (L-R) Alexandra Russo, Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer and President of America’s Mighty Warriors Debbie Lee watch Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul’s acceptance speech on television at a Tea Party Express election night party at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter November 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one of the nation’s most closely watched races, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is trying to retain his seat for a fifth term against Republican challenger and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle. Link

(Nov. 1, 2010. 16:00:00- Source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America)

Article Updated 4/21/2014 @10:07 p.m.

 

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Governor Palin Discusses Obama, the Constitution, Hillary and Much More on Cashin In Today with Eric Bolling

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

More screen grabs to brighten and/or end the day with a positive message that Sarah always delivers.psa 1psa 2psa 3.

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From Defending Jeb’s “Act of Love” to a Beer Summit with Chris Christie ~ Rand Paul Sure Is Schmoozing Our Enemies

Jeb Bush defends his remarks about illegality being an act of love. That’s not news to us that he would make a headline over yet another stupid remark: 

BUT DONT BLAME ME IF I share that Rand Paul defends him

Or that he wants a Beer Summit with Chris Christie (first 35 seconds of the clip)

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EPIC Compilation of Headlines 2013 With Updates by Izzlovesfox1

 

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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. jayz and beyonce in cuba

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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