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THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY
MEETS EVERY TUESDAY
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1000 Sebring Square
July 26, 2016
I am going to lay out the whole meeting schedule starting with July 26th through August 23rd, This will most likely be your last chance to meet your candidates for many of the offices in Highlands County and the U.S Senate. We are going to have a debate format for this period, the Candidates will be given 5 minutes to introduce themselves, tell us why they are running for this particular office, and what their goals are if they get elected. We will then have a question and answer session where each candidate will have 1 minute to answer the question for a specific office. At the end of the question and answer session each candidate will have 5 minutes to to wrap up and make their final statement. Everyone will be held to strict time schedules as noted above, anyone who goes over will be politely interrupted.
Please bring your questions for these evenings and present them to (tentatively) Lester Lob who will narrate the question session.
CANDIDATE LINE UP
July 26, 2016
James Fansler – Candidate Highlands County Sheriff
Paul Blackman – Candidate Highlands County Sheriff
Candido Garcia – Candidate Highlands County Sheriff
(Candido – Write in, not on ballot)
Bobbie Bean – Candidate Highlands County Sheriff
August 2, 2016
Tonya Marshall – Candidate County Commissioner District 1
Brandon Ball – Candidate Highlands County Sheriff
Mike Rowan – Candidate Highlands County Sheriff
August 9, 2016
Brenda Longshore – Candidate Highlands County Superintendent of Schools
William Hutchinson (Pep) – Candidate Highlands County Superintendent of Schools
Steve Picklesimer – Candidate Highlands County Superintendent of Schools
James Sottile – Candidate Highlands County Sheriff
August 16, 2016
Ron Handley – Candidate Highlands County Commissioner District 3
Madge Stewart – Candidate Highlands County Commissioner District 3
Ronald McMahon – Candidate Highlands County Commissioner District 5
August 23, 2016
Anton “Tony” Khoury – Candidate U.S Senate Florida (incumbent Marco Rubio)
I am asking those who come early, please pitch in, give Bob Gilmore a helping hand setting up for the evening.
John Larsen will be gone from August 1st through August 22,
Myself and Karen will be gone from July 29th through August 30th
If you are going to be absent for the election, be sure to get your absentee ballots completed.
SEE YOU ALL IN SEPTEMBER
FUTURE EVENTS/GUEST SPEAKERS)
Nov. 15, 2016 – KrisAnn Hall – Constitutional Lawyer, Author, Speaker.
THE PUBLIC IS MORE THAN WELCOME TO
ATTEND ANY OF OUR
MEETINGS WE ARE CONSERVATIVE AND NON-PARTISAN
No Dues or Fee’s Just donations if you choose.
WE ASK THAT ALL GUEST SPEAKERS BE TREATED PROPERLY
There are NO EXCUSES for NO RESPECT
THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTIONS IN OUR LIFETIME, EITHER WE TURN THE NATION AROUND FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN, OR WE CONTINUE DOWN THE PATH OF SOCIALISM, MAYHEM, A DIVIDED NATION, COP KILLINGS, OPEN BORDERS, NOT NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND MUSLIM REFUGEES WHO ARE UNVETTED BY THE THOUSANDS BRINGING WITH THEM ISIS JIHADIST KILLERS TO SET UP AND CARRY OUT THEIR TERROR ON AMERICAN SOIL.
YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE OFFERING AMERICA, DO THEY EVEN WANT THAT CHOICE?
THE CHOICE IS YOURS, WHICH WILL IT BE FREEDOM OR SLAVERY?
James Woods is a conservative actor who dropped out of MIT, just before graduation, while majoring in Political Science in order to pursue acting as a career. To go to college in America you take the Standard Aptitude Test (SAT). The highest score possible is 1,600; the US actor scored 1,580, and a perfect 800 points in the verbal section. He also studied linear algebra at UCLA while still at high school. He has a reported IQ of 184. Probably a slight cut above most of Hollywood.
more will be killed by her flagrant handing of Top Secret information?
Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,674,364 for
38 Straight Months as of January 2015, that equals
14.6 percent of the population. The number of
households on food stamps increased from 22,749,951
in September to 22,867,248 in October, an increase of 117,297.
That equals 19.7 percent of the nation’s households..
The 46,674,364 people on food stamps in the United States
also exceeded the total populations of Columbia (46,245,297),
Kenya (46,245,297), Ukraine (44,291,413) and Argentina (43,024,374)..
Unemployment in America the real rate; In June, the real
unemployment rate (U-6) was 9.6%, nearly double the
widely-reported unemployment rate (U-3) of 4.9%.
In a video released by James O’Keefe and Project Veritas in association with Infowars, O’Keefe gets exclusive footage of a Hillary Clinton alternate delegate explaining the propaganda that Clinton will use, if elected president, to deceive and persuade the public into accepting an all-out, unconstitutional gun ban. Of course, much of what she said is no mystery. It has been common phraseology to say that one is for “common sense gun legislation.” The reality is that kind of talk is actually “communist gun legislation.”
“Saying you want to ban guns altogether, that’s going to piss everybody off,” Clinton alternate delegate Mary Bayer told the undercover Project Veritas reporter. So, she reveals openly that this is the ultimate goal, not some common sense legislation. She realizes that it will not only upset people, but it is unlawful and this is the reason they try to deceive the people. “You have to take that sort of moderate… ‘We just wanna have common sense legislation so our children are safe!’” Bayer added. “You say sh*t like that, and then people will buy into it.”
Part of Mrs. Bayer’s problem is that her husband fails to lead her properly, as she unflinchingly says he wants to see guns banned as well. Bayer also admits that getting “Democrats in office” is the only way to see such a ban on guns, and that Hillary would support the ban “for sure.” The video went on to show that while many Democrats would support putting a sign at various locations that designated they were “gun free zones,” not one of them was willing to post it at their home.
This is quite telling, isn’t it? Clearly, some of these people are just useful idiots. They think this way because they have idolized criminals like Hillary Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah. Others actually believe this will make for a more safe culture and rid us of crime. The reality is that these gun grabbers ignore real facts when it comes to gun free zones. For instance, since 2009, 92% of mass shootings have occurred in gun free zones. I would also point out that it was Clinton’s husband, Bill, who signed this unconstitutional legislation into law.
Clinton has been caught on audio blasting the Supreme Court over its ruling concerning the right of the individual to keep and bear arms as well as her biased attack of pro-gun groups. Her opponent, Donald Trump, has taken a completely different position during the campaign.
The real issue is that the Constitution gives absolutely zero authority for those in government to write legislation that restricts or bans the ability of citizens to keep and bear arms of any kind, including warshipsand tanks. So, Congress can write all the words they want to write and in the end, they are simply acting unlawfully and treasonous against the people they are supposed to be serving.
The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com
Democrat Leader Loses Job after being Unmasked as Corrupt Liar… Immediately Hired by Hillary Clinton
Democrat Leader Loses Job after being Unmasked as Corrupt Liar… Immediately Hired by Hillary Clinton
The headline here is NOT a joke. Literally hours after being unmasked as a corrupt, immoral liar who misused her position as the head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz “lost her job” only to be hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign for the White House!
Wasserman Schultz resigned prior to the start of the Democrat National Convention in an effort to appease the very angry left wing of the party. “Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,”Wasserman Schultz said in a statement on Sunday. Donald Trump offered the perfect commentary on the scandal erupting as the DNC gets under way.
The highly neurotic Debbie Wasserman Schultz is angry that, after stealing and cheating her way to a Crooked Hillary victory, she’s out!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
Clinton offered her own take thanking Wasserman Schultz for the job she’d done getting Hillary nominated – oh wait, I mean the job she’d done running the DNC – and then immediately informed the country that she was hiring the disgraced former leader of the DNC.
“I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years. I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership. There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states. I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid–because as President, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress who are ready on day one to get to work for the American people.”
Missed in the uproar of Hillary’s obvious disdain for the American people, including her own Democrat constituents, is the fact that even Wasserman Schultz’s own underlingsthink that she’s an idiot. The leaked emails that are currently wreaking havoc on the Democrat Party show a staff that has little to no respect for their leader, believe her to be ignorant of the important issues of the day, and speak to her lack of work ethic and responsibility.
Democratic National Committee staffers mocked chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz over her lack of policy knowledge and tendency to show up late to events, internal emails show.
The fact that her subordinates think so little of her, coupled with the outrage that most of the Democrat Party currently feels (they booed her off the stage at the DNC) and the fact that under Wassermann Schultz’s watch the local party has collapsed into irrelevance, makes me wonder why Clinton would take her on at all…
The only logical reason for Clinton to take on Wasserman Schultz and her scandalous load of baggage is that the new job is simply quid pro quo paying Wasserman Schultz back for work rendered during her time as DNC chairwoman. Which of course makes perfect sense and is par for the course in the corrupt world of Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party.
‘The O’Reilly Factor’: Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points 7/25
Democrats Finally Find A Reason To Oppose Putin: He’s Helping Trump!
As news broke of the Wikileaks release of thousands of Democratic National Committee emails demonstrating DNC coordination with the media and the Clinton campaign to help sink the candidacy of Bernie Sanders, the media began spinning: this was all the work of the nefarious Russians, working to get Donald Trump elected. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, stated, “Given Donald Trump’s well known admiration for Putin and his belittling of NATO, the Russians have both the means and the motivate to engage in a hack of the DNC and the dump of its emails prior to the Democratic convention.”
Apparently, Ivan Drago is sitting somewhere behind a computer, muttering, “If she dies, she dies.”
Except that two things can be true at once: the DNC can be a deeply corrupt, pro-Hillary super PAC, and the Russians can be stumping for Trump.According to Eli Lake of Bloomberg, “many cybersecurity experts, as well as the Hillary Clinton campaign, are now saying the Russians are responsible for last month’s hack of the Democratic National Convention.” Here’s The New York Times: “researchers have concluded that the national committee was breached by two Russian intelligence agencies, which were the same attackers behind previous Russian cyberoperations at the White House, the State Department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff last year.”
Here was Trump’s Twitter response to these reports:
Well, Putin does like him. And he likes Putin. Essentially the only major platform change at the Republican National Convention involved the Trump team tearing out a section endorsing giving the Ukrainians the weapons they need to defend themselves from Russian invasion. The original amendment stated, “Today, the post-Cold War ideal of a ‘Europe whole and free’ is being severely tested by Russia’s ongoing military aggression in Ukraine. The Ukrainian people deserve our admiration and support in their struggle.” The Trump people had the amendment tabled, then amended it from “providing lethal defensive weapons” to providing “appropriate assistance.”
Then there’s the cozy relationship between Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and the Russians – Manafort worked as a lobbyist for former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych for over a decade. Yanukovych was, of course, working closely with Vladimir Putin.
And last week, Trump stated openly that he might allow Russia to overrun NATO countries in the Baltics.
So, all it took for Democrats to worry about the Russians was their hacks doing political harm to Democratic Godqueen Hillary Clinton. The Democrats didn’t mind when Hillary put her emails on unsecured servers, exposing classified material to prying eyes. They openly mocked Mitt Romney when he suggested that the Russians provided the greatest geopolitical threat to America. And they didn’t mind allowing Putin to take over Syrian policy and invade Ukraine.
But when it comes to Hillary, by God, this madness must end! It won’t, though. The chickens may come home to roost if the Russians did indeed hack Hillary’s server – and she’s got to be up nights, thinking about the possibility that Putin dumps her destroyed emails publicly one week before the election.
All of which would be politically delicious.
But remember: this is an election in which there are no good outcomes. The same Putin currently slapping Hillary through Wikileaks apparently wants Donald Trump as president for a reason.
Wasserman Schultz Won’t Gavel In The Convention. The Woman Replacing Her Is Even More Ridiculous.
Demonstrating that every time you think this election cycle has hit rock bottom, you look down and realize that there are at least three floors below you, on Monday, just-ousted Democratic National Convention chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down from her job. She said she wanted to gavel in the convention nonetheless – but after she was booed off the stage at an early DNC event, she gave up the gavel…
…to Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore.
The woman who said in the aftermath of the trumped-up charges against Baltimore police officers for the death of Freddie Gray that she wanted to give “those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.” She said that as riots ran rampant through her city.
Now she’s chairing the DNC.
Meanwhile, Wasserman Schultz won’t be off the scene. After using her position at the DNC to help cram Hillary Clinton down the Democratic electorate’s throat, lying about it, and then being forced out, Wasserman Schultz has found a new job: according to Hillary, “she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally.”
And who will replace Wasserman Schultz at the DNC? Why, Donna Brazile, another ardent Hillary supporter! No wonder Bernie Sanders supporters booed their own candidate lustily for suggesting that they support Hillary in the general election. The Democratic Party is coming apart at the seams thanks to its own dishonesty and corruption.
And we haven’t even gotten to the first night yet. Buckle your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy convention.
Clinton’s VP pick Kaine: Promoting jihadis in America in exchange for cash
Breitbart has reported that Clinton’s V.P. pick Tim Kaine is among the top anti-Israel senators. He is the top recipient of PAC funds from George Soros’s anti-Israel group, J Street. He distinguished himself as one of eight senators to walk out on Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic speech to a joint session of Congress warning against the so-called Iran deal.
Kaine’s record on the Islamic threat here in America is far, far worse than that.
In exchange for campaign contributions, he appointed a radical jihadi to the Virginia Immigration Commission. Esam Omeish runs a group described by federal prosecutors in a 2008 court filing “as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” Omeish is the V.P. of a radical mosque that had the al-Qaeda operative Anwar Al-Awlaki as its imam and two of the 9/11 hijackers and Nidal Hasan, the perpetrator of the Fort Hood shooting, in the congregation. Omeish is still a board member, even as he serves on the Virginia Immigration Commission.
Omeish was also chairman of the board of a New Jersey mosque with terrorist ties, including an imam whom the Department of Homeland Security wants to deport for having links to Hamas. As if that weren’t enough, Omeish pledged in a video to help Palestinians who understand that “the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.”
When a state delegate wrote a letter to then-Governor Kaine warning him that the MAS has “questionable origins,” a Kaine spokesperson said the charge was bigotry. Kaine also has close ties with Jamal Barzinji, whom the Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch describes as a “founding father of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.” He first came on to the FBI’s radar in 1987-1988 when an informant inside the Brotherhood identified Barzinji and his associated groups as being part of a network of Brotherhood fronts to “institute the Islamic Revolution in the United States.”
The source said Barzinji and his colleagues were “organizing political support which involves influencing both public opinion in the United States as well as the United States Government” using “political action front groups with no traceable ties.” (snip) Barzinji was nearly prosecuted but the Obama Justice Department dropped plans for indictment.
Barzinji played a major role in nearly every Brotherhood front in the U.S. and was vice president of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), which came under terrorism investigation also. What is truly chilling about Kaine’s association with known terrorists is that the indictment of Al-Arian says the jihadist’s strategy was to “seek to obtain support from influential individuals, in the United States under the guise of promoting and protecting Arab rights.”
The quotes about Brotherhood operative Barzinji’s aspirations to use civil rights advocacy as a means to influence politicians are especially relevant when you consider that video from the event honoring Barzinji shows Kaine saying that it was his fourth time at the annual dinner and thanked his “friends” that organized it for helping him in his campaign for lieutenant-governor and governor and asked them to help his Senate campaign. Like Hillary, Tim Kaine’s affection for jihadists is a quid pro quo: he gives them cover and appointments to positions of power, and they give him money.
(snip) The Barzinji-tied New Dominion PAC donated $43,050 to Kaine’s gubernatorial campaign …
The PAC has very strong ties to the Democratic Party in Virginia, with … almost $257,000 in donations. This likely explains why Barzinji’s grandson served in Governor McAuliffe’s administration and then became the Obama Administration’s liaison to the Muslim-American community. The Middle East Forum’s Islamist Money in Politics database shows another $4,300 donated to Kaine’s Senate campaign in 2011-2012 by officials from U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities …. Another $3,500 came from … Barzinji’s IIIT organization.
The New York Sun sees Kaine as one of the few senators who fully backed the Obama-Hillary Middle East disaster, including the open disrespect and hostility to our ally, Israel.
Can it be a coincidence that of all the millions of Americans Secretary Clinton could have picked as her running mate, she chose, in Senator Kaine, one of the eight Democrats who boycotted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address last year to a joint meeting of Congress? Not a chance. It’s one marker of the fact that for all Mrs. Clinton’s protestations of support for the Jewish State, it would be a fool’s wager to count on her when the chips are down.
Hillary’s choice of Tim Kaine reveals her intentions as president to continue the Obama policy of promoting the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran and betraying Israel. The choice of Kaine also reveals Hillary’s reckless disregard for homeland security. She has chosen a man who is willing to cozy up to well known terror-promoters here in America in exchange for cash.
The media wants us to think Donald Trump is dangerous. This is the face of danger: Clinton-Kaine, importers of jihadi terror to America.
Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments
JANESVILLE, WI– American mothers, whose children were killed by illegal aliens, say that House Speaker Paul Ryan and members of his security detail fled from his guarded estate on Saturday as they attempted to present Ryan with the photos of their murdered children, and show him the true cost of his open borders agenda.
On Saturday, four “angel moms” held a press conference in front of Ryan’s personal border wall. The mothers explained that they deserved to be able to give heir children the same security that Ryan gives his children.
During the press event, the mothers announced their decision to endorse Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen in his effort to unseat Ryan in his August 9th primary election. Nehlen is running a campaign that is focused on securing the border and curbing immigration into the United States.
After discussing their families’ tragedies, the mother approached Ryan’s border wall and laid out banners featuring the photos of just some of the thousands of Americans who have been victimized as a result of the nation’s porous border. “I saw Ryan on the back porch as the banners were being picked up and folded up,” said Tania Vojvodic, a volunteer with the campaign. “As I was walking with the mothers to the front, he entered into the back door of the house and slammed it. A few minutes later I saw him get into an SUV that departed with another behind it.”
“As the mothers and I started to walk up to Ryan’s house with the photos of their children, we saw Ryan and his security detail– only feet away from us– speed off in two black SUVs,” said Maria Espinoza, founder of the Remembrance Project, a group which represents families that have lost loved ones to illegal alien crime. “He and his guards raced off just as the mothers were approaching with their childrens’ photos,” Espinoza added, “I can’t imagine how the mothers must have felt to see the House Speaker do that.”
“I wasn’t surprised, but I was hurt,” said angel mom, Laura Wilkerson, whose 18 year old son was tortured to death by an illegal alien.
We were there because we wanted Ryan to realize what’s happened to our kids and our families. I don’t understand it– Ryan didn’t have the time or courage to talk to four moms who had lost their kids? It would have taken him all of three minutes to come outside and say hello and say sorry and listen to our stories or hear the changes we’d like to see put in place to better secure our border. But I guess, at this point, this doesn’t surprise me coming from Ryan. He’s had 18 years to do something about it if he were really worried about immigration, and he has not. This won’t work anymore. It’s time to replace him with someone that will do something for American families.
During the press event, Ryan’s security team seemed to be concerned about the potential threat the grieving mothers posed to the perimeter of Ryan’s estate. The security team appeared to have called for back up– during the press conference, the four SUVs guarding the front of Ryan’s home were joined by an additional three state police cars, and additional Capitol police officers. The two Capitol police officers approached the mothers on foot during the press conference, ostensibly in order to more closely monitor the threat the angel moms posed to Ryan, his estate, and his family.
The mothers explained that on the critical issue of immigration, Ryan stands opposed to the interests of the American people.
“Paul Ryan is personally responsible for the deaths, maimings, and sexual assaults of thousands of innocent Americans and lawful residents,” the mothers wrote in a letter to Speaker Ryan, which they left in front of his guarded estate. Paul Ryan has never shown one millionth the passion in defense of our families as he has spent advocating for policies that would result in the deaths of more Americans… Paul Ryan has used his his positions of power—as a Republican Party leader, as a budget leader, as Speaker of the House, and as an intimate of large corporations with unlimited resources—to ignore and even undermine American interests. If Ryan’s considerable powers had been marshaled, in any serious degree, towards advocating for our families, demanding change for our families, or insisting upon justice for our families, then so many more families just like us would have been saved.
Paul Nehlen says Ryan is the “most open borders… member of Congress in either party.”
“Paul Ryan has ignored our Angel Moms and Dads for far too long,” Nehlen said during Saturday’s press conference. “We are here today to say, ‘Not One More.’ We will not tolerate one more death of an innocent American because Paul Ryan wants to satisfy his donors. We will not let one more family be torn apart by open borders.” Nehlen has said that while Ryan protects his family and his home with a border fence, he has failed to provide the American people with these same protections. “Paul Ryan shields himself and his family from the open borders policies that he has spent decades imposing upon the American people,” Nehlen has said.
“Paul Ryan’s home… has a fence,” said angel mom, Julie Golvach, during the press conference.
He has security. He has everything to make sure that his three children are safe. I deserve the same thing, I deserved the same thing, and so do all of you… I deserved to have [my son] at the end of my life siting next to me. And Paul Ryan and other politicians that don’t think a border is worth it, this is the cost and I hope they don’t have the same loss that I have because I hope they will change their minds and start securing the border.
In their letter to Speaker Ryan, the mothers write that Ryan’s radical position on these issues make him “disqualified from serving in Congress or any other position of public office that is supposed to represent the American people.”
Sunday, 24 Jul 2016 11:17 AM
Donald Trump is gaining support across the battleground states following the GOP convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from 40 percent he had last week before of the convention. Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week’s poll.
According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump’s message at the convention made them feel hopeful. About 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. He did less well among independents. Of that group, 32 percent said it made them feel hopeful and 25 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Another 32 percent of independents said they felt scared.
The poll found that 46 percent of Republicans said they became “much” more positive about Trump after the convention.
Among independents, only 23 percent said they came away feeling much more positive and among moderates, only 16 percent said the same.
The poll used 2,131 registered voters across 11 battleground states including Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Clinton Faces New Email Scandal Heading into Convention
Hacked emails threatened to overshadow the Democratic Party’s upcoming celebration in Philadelphia as progressives expressed disappointment Sunday over the presidential nomination process and Bernie Sanders stepped up demands that the party’s chairwoman step down. Bitterness and frustration among the more progressive wing came after some 19,000 emails were published on the website Wikileaks that suggested the Democratic National Committee played favorites during the primary, when Sanders fell short against Hillary Clinton.
In one leaked email, a DNC official wondered whether Sanders’ religious beliefs could be used against him, questioning whether the candidate may be an atheist. In televised interviews Sunday, the Vermont senator said the emails proved what he knew was true: The DNC planned to support former Secretary of State Clinton from the start.
“I’m not shocked, but I’m disappointed” by the exchanges in the emails, Sanders told ABC’s “This Week.”
Sanders pressed for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., to quit as chairwoman immediately. He also suggested that Clinton’s choice of running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, was a disappointment and that he would have preferred Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a favorite of liberals. “His political views are not my political views. He is more conservative than I am. Would I have preferred to see somebody like an Elizabeth Warren selected by Secretary Clinton? Yes, I would have,” Sanders told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The Clinton team worked to portray their party’s convention in a different light from the just concluded Republican gathering in Cleveland, where Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination but party divisions flared when his chief rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, refused to endorse the billionaire businessman.
Democratic National Committee chairwoman will resign after convention
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), will resign when the convention closes at the end of the week. “Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” the Florida Democrat said in a statement. “As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans.” The DNC is in crisis mode after emails leaked about top officials seeking to undermine Bernie Sanders campaign.
Donald Trump officially accepted the nomination as the Republican candidate for president during a speech in Cleveland on Thursday. Trump’s speech focused on the economy, law and order, fighting terrorism, immigration, gun control, and attacking the record of both Hillary Clinton and President Obama.
By Devin Henry – 07/23/16 06:04 PM EDT
The mothers of several African-Americans killed by police or gun violence will be put in the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention. The Mothers of the Movement will put presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement at center stage.
It will also highlight a significant contrast with Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee who, at the GOP convention last week, embraced a “law and order” message that is implicitly critical of Black Lives Matter.
Indeed, two speakers at the Republican National Convention, both African-Americans themselves, offered scathing assessments of Black Lives Matter, arguing it has been a divisive presence in public life. Clinton, who is seeking to prevent a drop-off of black turnout from the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections won by President Obama, is depending on African-American voters in swing states around the country.
Seven women will take the stage on Tuesday night, including the mothers of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer; Eric Garner, a New York man killed in a chokehold by police; Sandra Bland, a woman who died in a Texas jail after a traffic arrest; and Michael Brown, whose killing by Ferguson, Mo., police in 2014 launched a national outcry at the height of the most recent campaign season.
They are expected to reiterate a message Clinton has crafted over the course of her presidential campaign: that in a dangerous world, with tension both abroad and within American communities, voters should choose Clinton and her temperament, compassion and experience as the next president. The former secretary of State’s underlying message — that she can help American families of every color and creed — is one that has coursed through her campaign, especially since it became clear that Trump would be the Republican nominee.
That platform often extends beyond police violence and into other policy areas, like immigration reform or helping prevent drinking water crises like the one that occurred in Flint, Mich. She’s also pushed it in different mediums, from an event with new VP pick Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) earlier this month, where he hailed Clinton as a “kids and families first” president, to an ad in which children watch Trump make a string of offensive remarks, before asking, “Our children are watching. What kind of president will they see?”
Democrats think the message will have an extra kick when it’s delivered by sympathetic figures like the mothers. THE HILL – Read On>>>>>
Munich Terror: Gunman Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Executes Children – Obama will send is condolences but help to do nothing about this situation!
Munich Terror: Gunman Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Executes Children
A gunman shouting “Allahu Akbar” burst out of a bathroom at a McDonald’s restaurant and opened fire on children before rampaging through a nearby shopping mall.
Ten are now confirmed dead, including the gunman, following the “shooting spree” at the shopping center in Munich, Germany.
Authorities have identified the shooter as Ali David Sonboly, 18, a taxi driver’s son who had both German and Iranian citizenship. He had been living in Munich two years.
Sonboly used an illegal Glock 9mm pistol and was carrying 300 rounds of ammunition in his backpack when he went on what police are calling a “classic shooting rampage”.
The pistol’s serial number had been removed and police are now trying to trace how he came in possession of it.
Munich police believe the gunman killed himself less than a mile from the site of the shooting and “probably” acted alone, calming earlier fears there were three shooters on the loose. A robot was reportedly used by police to check his body for explosives before his ID could be ascertained.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/multiple-deaths-in-shooting-spree-at-munich-mall/#88FcwctstyWWx9Ki.99
ALERT: TRUMP could destroy the local economiesHeading back to Mexico
Illegal immigrants are boycotting Arizona by the thousands and moving elsewhere – showing their outrage with Donald Trump’s proposed law of sending illegal immigrants back to their native countries.
In the small town of Guadalupe, AZ, south of Phoenix, Manuel Renaldo is one of those who are vowing to punish Arizona by leaving.
As he loaded his stolen car with his taxpayer-furnished belongings and family of ten, Renaldo told this reporter through an interpreter: “It’s a matter of principle; I refuse to be supported by a state that treats me like a criminal!”
The effects of the exodus are already being felt by some Arizona retailers, who are reporting dwindling thefts & sales of beer, tequila, spray paint, and ammunition. Also hit hard are the state hospitals, which have reported a dramatic decline in births and emergency room visits.
State welfare agencies are preparing to lay off staffs that distribute food stamps and unemployment benefits. Tattoo parlors are in an absolute state of panic!
Renaldo told a reporter, through an interpreter, that he and his family are moving to Canada, with a new Liberal government under Justin Trudeau and new higher taxes, hardworking people will better support him and his family with dignity!
KINDA BRINGS A TEAR TO YOUR EYE, DON’T IT?
Just in time for another presidential election, Dinesh D’Souza — the Michael Moore of the right — is back with his latest incendiary documentary.“Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” tries to tarnish the left’s legacy as a supporter of civil rights while taking down the party’s standard bearer.
The film doesn’t just play like a greatest hits of Hillary Clinton’s scandals — from email-gate to Benghazi — it makes the argument that the Democratic Party has a history of supporting slavery and racism.Though “Hillary’s America” probably won’t be selling out theaters in the West Village any time soon, it is resonating with conservative audiences. It opened to a robust $77,500 in just three theaters, and expands to 1,200 theaters this weekend.The movie’s success is vindication for D’Souza.
After scoring a big hit with “2016: Obama’s America,” his career was derailed in 2014 when he pled guilty to making illegal campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate and was sentenced to eight months in a halfway house. D’Souza spoke with Variety about his legal challenges, Donald Trump’s campaign, and why movie critics hate his work.
Has Donald Trump seen the film?
I’m hoping he will see the film, because it applies to him. The main attack on Trump is that he’s a racist. He hates immigrants. He’s a fascist. Our movie turns the tables on all of that, and we actually show that the Democratic Party has been implicated in slavery, in segregation, in lynching, and in the support of Fascism in the 1930s. We’ve got the goods on Hillary and the Democrats. All of this could be really helpful to Trump.
He doesn’t even have to get into it. He can just say, “Hey, go see the movie.”Related Content Film Review: ‘Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party’
Would you call Trump racist or sexist given the derogatory comments he’s made about women and immigrants?
Trump can be loose-lipped and he’s a bit of a wild man. He says things that are sometimes ill-considered and insensitive, but insensitive is not racist.
Your film claims that you were convicted for breaking campaign finance laws because President Obama wanted revenge for your previous films. Do you have any evidence to suggest that you were targeted out of retaliation by the Obama administration?
The FBI claimed that they had uncovered my case as a result of a routine review, but apparently this routine review yielded only a single offender. This notion of straw donations is very, very common in American politics. This apparent nationwide search only found one Dinesh D’Souza. I had given $20,000 over the campaign finance limit. No American has gone to prison or been locked up for doing what I did absent corruption, and in my case they didn’t even allege corruption. That’s why I think that this was a raw deal. Justice isn’t just a matter of whether or not you did it. It’s also a matter of does the penalty fit the crime and do other guys who did the same thing get roughly the same penalty.
Given that you believe that your conviction was a politically motivated attack, are you concerned about making another film? What will happen to you if Hillary Clinton wins?
I am somewhat concerned about that. I’m being very careful. I was a little careless with the campaign finance donations. I should have known that there was a big circle on my back. If you tick off the thin-skinned narcissist in the White House you should expect that there’s going to be some retribution. I’m being extra careful, but I’m not being paranoid either. We do live in a free country, you can say whatever you want, and certainly if something were to happen to me, if the creator, producer, and narrator of “Hillary’s America” were to disappear, who would be the main suspect?
Your film links the Democratic Party’s history of supporting slavery over 100 years ago with Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. Aren’t those separate topics?
If you really think about the Democratic Party’s arguments for Hillary this year, it would go something like this: “Yes, Hillary Clinton has made mistakes. But nevertheless she is the leader of a good party. A party that has stood up for blacks and for immigrants and outsiders. A party that has helped to secure civil rights and women’s rights.” My point is that this underlying morality tale is in fact false. The Democratic Party has been the party of slavery, segregation, lynchings, forced sterilization, and I could go on. People don’t know this. The point isn’t just history for its own sake. It’s to disrupt the illegitimate claim of the Democrats, who claim to have been always fighting for the right side of history.
If that is the case, why do African-Americans vote overwhelmingly for Democrats?
The core ideals of the Republican Party, I think, are very appealing and could easily win a majority of support. The main problem with the Republican Party is Republicans. And by Republicans, I don’t mean the rank-and-file voter. I just mean the people who run the party. The people who run these election campaigns. To me, this is not an election about building a wall. It’s not even an election about tax policy or even ISIS. The core issue is that this country is built on an idea that a guy can start at the bottom and that there are going to be ladders of opportunity that we can climb. And that how far we get up the ladder depends on luck and our own effort.
Which is the party that protects the ladder?
To me that’s the Republican Party. I think the Republican Party does a horrible job of describing what it actually stands for and a horrible job of communicating its message to Hispanics and to blacks.
What do you make of the Melania Trump plagiarism controversy?
If Melania Trump was putting in for the Pulitzer Prize, this might actually be a matter of some seriousness, but the truth is who the heck cares? We’re basically talking about the Eastern European model wife of Donald Trump. The election is between Trump and Hillary, so to me this is just a complete and ridiculous sideshow.
Trump has been a controversial nominee even among Republicans. Are you a supporter?
I’m very much behind him. My position on this whole thing is not, “Never Trump.” It’s “Never Hillary.”
What do you like about Trump?
I don’t know enough about Trump. I like that he’s unashamed about being successful in business. I like the fact that he’s an undisputed patriot. I like the fact that he calls it like he sees it. I like that when someone throws a punch against him, he doesn’t go into the fetal position. He punches back.
What are you doing next?
I’m giving some serious thought to putting my toe in the water of feature films. At the end of the day, Hollywood’s most powerful messaging is not in documentary films. It’s in romantic comedies and horror films and animated family films. The big man in Hollywood is not Michael Moore. It’s Steven Spielberg.
The reviews for “Hillary’s America” have been pretty bad. Have you read them?
I have combed through the critical reviews looking for a single factual error in the film and I’ve yet to find one. It looks like the critics go through the familiar 50-word vocabulary: paranoid, delusional, agitprop, blah, blah, blah. They just recycle those phrases ad nauseum as though they actually mean something. The truth of it is, I actually don’t care what those guys say. I only care about the audience reaction, which you’ll notice is a lot more favorable. I’m not worried. A 14% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes. That, in my opinion, is way too high. I’d be happy if it was in single digits.
Editor’s note: The movie now has a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Slams Hillary Clinton For Snubbing Widows of Cops Murdered By BLM Supporters
Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Slams Hillary Clinton For Snubbing Widows of Cops Murdered By BLM Supporters
21 Jul 2016
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) condemned Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for deliberately ignoring the widows and families of police officers murdered in the line of duty — heavily implying that those executed were victims of domestic terrorist group, Black Lives Matter.
The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and others are scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
“President John McNesby and the membership of Philadelphia Lodge 5 FOP are shocked and saddened by the planned choice of speakers at the upcoming DNC in Philadelphia,” the letter reads:
The Fraternal Order of Police is insulted and will not soon forget that the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton are excluding the widows, and other family members of Police Officers killed in the line of duty who were victims of explicit, and not implied racism, and “being on duty in blue.”
It is sad that to win an election Mrs. Clinton must pander to the interests of people who do not know all the facts, while the men and women they seek to destroy are outside protecting the political institutions of this country.
Mrs. Clinton, you should be ashamed of yourself if that is possible.