For the record, I love Bernie, but think Hillary is a better bet to win in November. Bernie's great and deserved to win yesterday.
Oh, spartacus... even the Denver Broncos didn't win every game they played; but they DID win it all in the end. And here's a thought as of this morning:
"In addition, hundreds of superdelegates have declared their endorsements. Those are party officials who support the candidate of their choice. When those commitments are taken into account, Clinton would have 394 delegates and Sanders would have 42. It takes 2,382 delegates to win the Democratic nomination.
Source: Associated Press"
"What can mere mortals do to me?"
I heard Abraham Lincoln said that same thing as he opened the program to "Our American Cousin".
In your post you compared apples to oranges. Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee were in Kentucky with Kim Davis to have God prevail over the SCOTUS. Progressives don't campaign on religious values. Moderately liberal Rudy Giuliani converted to being pro-life and against allowing gays in the military when he ran for president in 2008.
Seems to be a litmus test for the GOP.
hoosch, for a man who continually calls people "dumb", that could very well be the dumbest post I have ever read on this board. In 1980, Ronald Reagan began the modern Republican strategy of courting the evangelical vote as both Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson loved the thought of having a "real" Christian in the White House and n 1992, one review I read of the 1992 GOP convention stated "I thought I accidentally tuned into the Christian Broadcasting Network". So they voluntarily courted the religious "values voters"; Democrats did not. We leave people to make up their own minds as to how they feel about these matters. But, like all things in life, it turned out to be a double-edged sword for the GOP: their candidates have to live up to a higher standard. By 2016, the American people are now 55% to 60% on the liberal side of most social issues, which bodes well for Hillary. I'm in favor of leaving religion completely out of politics, but the conservatives on this board tend to want religion involved in every aspect of life.
Great; it's a losing political strategy.
Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. He never had a 'real' job nor started a business. He spent all of my time doing his Father's will.
If these folks want to be true Christians, they should follow the example of Christ.
I entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. I overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. I never had a real job or started a business. I spent all of my time doing my Father's will.
And if you want to be a true Christian, be like me.
Matthew 6:19-21King James Version (KJV)
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Hillary has been in politics since the early/mid 1970s... in the White House during most of the 1990s and in the Senate for the following decade. If Hillary has that kind of power, how did she lose to Obama in 2008?
"He hates Christianity and spews nothing but hatred toward them"
Um... what? Christianity is a religion, so there's no need to use the word "them". A person can be a Christian and still dislike Christians. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” And as John Fugelsang once said, "I love Jesus Christ and Elvis Presley; I'm just not crazy about their fan clubs".
Love Bernie, but he does live in a neighboring state, and he can drive around New Hampshire in about two hours... so this was expected. McCain won Arizona in 2000. As for:
"As for Hillary...She has told the establishment...if I am indicted...Im spilling the beans on what I know on dozens of insiders."
You forgot to put "clearly" in front of this. Now it just sounds like you're speculating...
With one word, Hillary Clinton crushed Marco Rubio and the hopes of the Republican Party in 2016.
DICKERSON: Senator Marco Rubio claimed that on the question of abortion that you support abortion on baby’s due date. What do you say to that?
CLINTON: Well, I think it’s pretty pathetic, John.
This is something that illustrates how Senator Rubio has been just going as far as he can to try to, I guess, buttress his credentials with certain parts of the Republican constituency. I have been on record for years about where I stand on making abortion safe and legal, the exceptions that are appropriate, that should be looked into, and the very difficult choices that very few women have to confront that lead to excruciating kinds of decisions.
And to begin to politicize this so early in the campaign season, to try to raise the false charges and look like he’s going to try to make sure Roe v. Wade is overturned and Planned Parenthood is defunded is just a tried-and-true tactic by those on the right.
DICKERSON: His charge here, though, is in terms of late-term abortions, that you talk about medical issues, but there are nonmedical abortions, he would say, and others who share his view would say, and that you’re not having any restrictions on those who would choose to have an abortion for nonmedical reasons puts you on the extreme side of this.
CLINTON: Well, it’s just not true.
People should go back read Roe v. Wade. Reasonable kinds of restrictions can be imposed as long as the life and health of the mother are taken into account, and that is what the law is today. And I remember very well having a lot of incredibly difficult conversations listening to women who were told something devastating toward the end of their pregnancy, who were facing horrible kinds of consequences to their health and even potentially to their life.
That’s why this has to be taken into account by each individual woman, by her physician and her family. But, of course, under Roe v. Wade, there are certain guidelines. And Senator Rubio should know that, or I hope he does now.
The Republican Party had pinned its hopes on Marco Rubio. They had bought into the fantasy that compared to Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio could defeat Hillary Clinton. Last night’s Republican debate revealed that Rubio is a deeply flawed candidate who cracked under the slightest pressure from Chris Christie.
Fact checkers found that Marco Rubio lied about Hillary Clinton’s position on abortion. According to FactCheck.org, “It is certainly true that Clinton has been a staunch defender of abortion rights. But Clinton has said she’s open to restrictions on late-term abortions, provided exceptions would be given when the health and life of the mother are an issue.”
The ease with which Clinton was able to dispose of Rubio by calling his attacks pathetic should frighten Republicans. If Rubio didn’t handle an attack from Chris Christie that everybody knew was coming, he would get destroyed by Hillary Clinton in a general election. The Republican Party’s last best hope was devastated in seconds by Hillary Clinton, as the GOP’s bad 24 hours has gotten worse.
Trump has fallen, Cruz has fallen, and now Rubio took a beating. The Republicans may well end up nominating Christie or Jeb.
Ted Cruz’s radical supporters: He won Iowa on the back of the scariest Bible-thumpers in the business
Cruz came on top in the Iowa caucus by presenting himself as a messiah and winning over the radical religious right
Ted Cruz’s victory in Iowa doesn’t mean he’ll get the nomination — history shows the Republican caucus in that state is a poor predictor of eventual outcome — but for the religious right, especially the most skin-crawlingly creepy folks in the religious right, Cruz’s edging Donald Trump out at the polls represents a huge victory. Because Monday night meant that while their influence might seem to be on the decline, the religious right proved, once again, that they are still a powerful force on the right. Unfortunately, the Republican Party will still have to pay tribute to the nasty crews that use Jesus as a cover to push their lifelong obsession with controlling other people’s sex lives, especially if those people are female or queer.
A lot of attention has been paid to Trump’s oversized ego, but Cruz’s may be even worse. While Trump likes to portray himself as a “winner,” Cruz clawed his way to victory in Iowa by implying — well, more than implying — that he’s a religious messiah, a prophet who is the next best thing to the second coming of Jesus. While denouncing Barack Obama for his supposed “messiah complex,” Cruz has been suggesting that he is the real deal, and that he will win because “the body of Christ” will “rise up to pull us back from the abyss.”
Cruz has been portraying his campaign, in fact, as a religious war in which the true believers will assert themselves as the rightful rulers of this nation. “Strap on the full armor of God, get ready for the attacks that are coming,” he told supporters, who are treated more like believers, at a campaign stop in Iowa.
Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, has gone even further in suggesting that his son is quite literally God’s emissary sent to turn America into a Christian nation (which tends to be defined as a nation that keeps heavy tabs on what you’re doing with your genitals, instead of one that makes sure there’s enough loaves and fishes for everyone). In an interview on Glenn Beck’s show, the senior Cruz and Beck both pushed this notion that Cruz is a prophetic figure come to save us all.
“Everybody was born for a reason,” Beck told Rafael Cruz, while sitting in — no joke — a replica of the Oval Office built for his show. “As I learned your story and saw the fruit of that story, now in your son, I am more and more convinced in the hand of divine providence.”
“Oh, absolutely,” Cruz replied. Who doesn’t want to be the father of the messiah? The last one was literally God himself, after all.
This Jesus-walks act of Ted Cruz’s worked like a charm, as Cruz sucked up a veritable rogue’s gallery of every creepy straight guy who claims he loves Jesus but has his eyes fixed firmly on the crotches of America. As Cruz noted in his victory speech Monday night, Bob Vander Plaats and Rep. Steve King are national co-chairs for his campaign. King, of course, is a notoriously loony right wing nut who has argued that legalizing same-sex marriage means people will now marry lawnmowers and has equated undocumented immigration with the Holocaust.
Vander Plaats, who heads up Iowa’s religious right behemoth, the Family Leader , has argued that his interpretation of “God’s law” should trump the actual laws of our country, that gay marriage will lead to parents marrying their children, and that Vladimir Putin was right to sign a law criminalizing those who speak out for gay rights.
Right before the caucus, Cruz launched “Pro-Lifers for Cruz,” a group that is also a magnet for the most radical elements of the Christian right. It’s chaired by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, a group that is so virulently anti-gay that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has declared it a hate group.
Troy Newman, the head of Operation Rescue, is on the board as well. Newman is beyond a radical anti-choicer, a man who believe that abortion doctors should be executed and women who abort pregnancies, which is about 30 percent of American women by age 45, should be jailed for murder. Newman’s single-minded obsession with abortion has led him to blame everything from the California drought to HIV to 9/11 on the fact that we have legal abortion.
Cruz also enjoys the support of David Barton, a powerful crank who rose in the ranks of the religious right by feeding the masses totally false but pleasing stories about American history, designed to create the illusion that our country was basically formed as a theocracy. Barton’s willingness to lie and deceive on behalf of this claim is truly breath-taking, as the SPLC demonstrates:
Another Barton whopper is his repeated claim that John Adams supported religious control of the U.S. government. To make that point, Barton quoted the following Adams passage: “There is no authority, civil or religious — there can be no legitimate government — but what is administered by this Holy Ghost. There can be no salvation without it — all without it is rebellion and perdition or, in more orthodox words, damnation.” But Barton conveniently omits the next part of the quote, in which Adams makes it crystal clear he is mocking those with this belief.
Barton loves to do things like claim the Bible forbids progressive income taxes or the capital gains tax, or that Jesus forbade the minimum wage. Which we should care about because, in his opinion, what he thinks Jesus said should be treated as law, since he rejects out of hand the facts and history (and the First Amendment’s clear meaning) that show this is a secular nation.
And so on and so forth. Cruz has been rolling out a dizzying array of endorsements of the absolute worst of the religious right, which was enough to help push him over the top in Iowa.
None of this means that Cruz will be the eventual nominee. But, as history shows, campaigns like his — and like Mike Huckabee’s and Rick Santorum’s in the past — show that the fire-breathing fundies have a lot of political power. This, in turn, means that the Republican Party will still feel obliged to pay fealty to those who believe that it’s the government’s solemn, Jesus-instructed duty to punish you for having sex outside of their very narrow prescription of what it should look like (straight, married, only for procreation).
If there was one good thing to come out of Trump’s candidacy, it was that his apparent pull with evangelical voters suggested that the single-minded obsession with the underpants of America was finally starting to fade on the right. But the fact that Iowa voters, who are heavily evangelical, broke at the last minute to support the guy who is supported by the sex police shows that we are not quite done with these lunatics. Which is something they’ll be happy to remind party leaders of, even if Cruz eventually loses the nomination.
"Prigressives have already condoned separate Sharia courts in Europe."
Apparently that keeps you up at night...
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Bid Rocked by Bombshell Claims Over the Death of Her Lover
Posted on Apr 27, 2015 @ 19:04PM
She’s launched her campaign to be president – but now HILLARY CLINTON faces an allegation that she covered up a murder at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!
That’s part of a blockbuster National ENQUIRER investigation exposing a shocking report that the Oval Office hopeful conspired to hide the truth about her illicit love affair with Vince Foster, a former Deputy White House Counsel under her husband, Bill.
In a case that remains a lingering mystery, the Arkansas lawyer was found shot to death in 1993 just months after Hillary pressured him into following her and the new president to Washington, D.C., to take up a high-powered position – a stress-packed job that reportedly drove him into a deep depression.
His death from a gunshot wound to the mouth – with his father’s .38-caliber pistol at his side – was a clear case of suicide, according to law enforcement. Or was it?
In an exclusive interview, investigator Robert Morrow claimed that he has unearthed bombshell new evidence to suggest Foster was shot to death in his White House office – not in peaceful Fort Marcy Park in McLean, Va., where his body was found slumped next to a Civil War cannon on the night of July 20.
“Hillary pushed him over the edge,” Morrow told The ENQUIRER.
“The dirty secret that’s haunting Hillary to this day is that it was her instruction to move Foster’s body so that it was no longer under the jurisdiction of the Washington, D.C., police. By having the body dumped in the park, the investigation fell under a different jurisdiction – that of the U.S. Park Police.”
According to Morrow and Larry Nichols, a onetime close aide to the Clinton family, Hillary personally orchestrated the plot to smuggle Foster’s 6-foot-4, 200-pound corpse into a waiting government car.
“Vince’s body was wrapped in a long shag multi-colored carpet,” divulged Nichols.
In a five-page 1994 letter sent to independent counsel Kenneth Starr by then Indiana Congressman Dan Burton, it was revealed an FBI lab report concluded “carpet fibers of various colors were found on Mr. Foster’s jacket, tie, shirt, shorts, pants, socks and shoes. No effort was made to match these fibers,” the politician noted.
The FBI lab report also found that “blonde to light brown hairs of Caucasian origin” that did not belong to Foster were found on his T-shirt, pants, belt, socks and shoes – “and that no efforts were made to match these hairs to anyone known to be associated with Mr. Foster.”
What’s more, the congressman asked for a reopening of the investigation because the FBI never found the fatal bullet or skull fragments – and none of Foster’s teeth were “broken, as is customary in a self-inflicted gunshot wound through the mouth.”
In the months following Foster’s death, rumors swirled that a hit man had murdered him because “he knew too much” about the Whitewater real estate investment scandal, other Clinton misdeeds and Bill’s notorious bimbo eruptions.
Questions were also raised about sensitive files White House staff – including Hillary’s Chief of Staff – removed from Foster’s office in the hours after his death.
Foster – who attended kindergarten with Bill Clinton in Hope, Ark. – was a partner in Little Rock’s prestigious Rose Law Firm, where he was joined by Hillary after her marriage to Bill.
But talking to a colleague about his dealings with Hillary, he bemoaned: “It’s not the same.”
Hillary, 67, would bark “Fix it, Vince!” or “Handle it, Vince!” he confided to another pal before his death – and would leave him to pick up the shattered pieces.
In one specific incident in the weeks prior to Foster’s violent death, the First Lady reportedly ridiculed him in front of his peers.
“Hillary put him down really, really bad in a pretty good-size meeting,” author Ronald Kessler wrote in his book, “The First Family Detail,” providing troubling insight into Hillary’s relationship with her lover that was said to have begun when the Clintons took the White House.
“As they worked together, she began confiding in him about Bill’s infidelity,” a source told The ENQUIRER.
“Bill was cheating on Hillary constantly and Hillary knew it. “Vince was very sympathetic to Hillary. They developed a deep friendship. They also worked late together many nights – and Vince fell in love with Hillary.”
But she could be cold and callous, sources detailed. “She told him he didn’t get the picture, and he would always be a little hick-town lawyer. It was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” added the source.
Now just weeks after announcing her 2016 candidacy, the former Secretary of State faces the same questions that dogged her decades earlier.
“There are bombshells waiting to explode,” a White House insider declared. “The Republicans are just sitting back chortling – and waiting!”
Others believe the Vince Foster scandal exposes Hillary’s true political nature.
According to Marinka Peschmann, author of 2012’s “Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer,” Hillary should not be in the White House: “She should be in jail!”
Concluded Larry Nichols: “Hillary’s White House murder 'cover-up' will destroy her bid to be president in 2016!”
The National Enquirer is primarily a purveyor of gossip and rumor.
Do you really expect the FBI to proceed on the basis of an article ( probably pure speculation ) included in that tabloid?
"Cruz is an actor"
And we all know the GOP would never accept an actor as its nominee...