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2016 Election Richard Falknor on 21 Apr 2016

Dave Wallace: MD U.S. Senate GOP Primary Candidate Takes the “Jeff Sessions Test”

Last April 7, we wrote about (click here) what we called the “Jeff Sessions Test.”

In talking with Maryland U.S. Senate GOP primary candidate Dave Wallace (click here) this week about national security matters, we asked Dave if he would respond to the concerns the Alabama senator raised.

Whatever the outcome of this year’s watershed elections, these concerns will surely continue to be exigent matters before the United States Senate.

Drawing on our April 7 post, we are restating (below) these concerns that have drawn thousands to rallies across the nation — together with Wallace’s responses.

The “Jeff Sessions Test”

Senator Jeff Sessions in February drew a list of questions (click here for Julia Hahn’s Breitbart background) for presidential candidates which we have adapted (via our brackets) for Senate candidates—

“Question 1: How would you vote…on fast-track, and would you support or oppose advancing a final trade agreement which enters the United States into a new international commission with binding authority on future United States trade policy?
Wallace: “I oppose granting fast track authority to Pres. Obama and his TPP trade deal. Pres. Obama has at best demonstrated utter incompetence in negotiating trade deals and at worst shown clear disregard for U.S. national interests and sovereignty regarding these trade deals.”
Question 2: If the vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership were held today, and you had a vote to cast in Congress, would you vote for it or against it?
Wallace: “Against.”
Question 3: Upon entering office, will you [urge the prompt and unconditional termination and recission] of all of President Obama’s illegal executive amnesties – which provide work permits and entitlements to illegal aliens – including President Obama’s first executive amnesty in 2012, which remains in effect?
Wallace:“I would vote to terminate, repeal, and completely cut the funding for all of Obama’s illegal executive amnesties –which provide work permits and welfare programs to illegal aliens.”
Question 4: A supermajority of GOP voters say immigration is too high. Every year, on autopilot, we let in another 1 million immigrants on green cards, 700,000 foreign guest workers, half a million foreign students, and 100,000 refugees and asylees. Historical precedent would be to reduce record-breaking immigration, rather than continuing to surge it beyond all historical precedent. Will you support legislation to reduce immigration numbers, and will you oppose legislation that would add to the number?
Wallace: “I support legislation to reduce immigration to the U.S.  America is an incredibly generous and welcoming country to immigrants. But after the enormous amount of immigration to the U.S. in the last fifty years — some over 61 million new immigrants and their children — America must now calculate the costs. These costs include the burden this massive amount of immigration has placed on our criminal justice system, education system, healthcare system, etc. And with ISIS terrorists threatening to use our lax immigration system to hide terrorists amongst other immigrants, our immigration system must be thoroughly overhauled to meet this new threat. Also, federal funds must be cut off to sanctuary cities that shelter criminal illegal immigrants. In Maryland, the cost of crimes committed by criminal illegal immigrants is unacceptable. Just a couple weeks ago, two illegal immigrants allegedly raped a twelve year old little girl in Montgomery County. These outrageous crimes against the citizens of Maryland must stop now.
After the radical amnesty and general explosive increase of the infusion of immigrants into the United States, we must put in place a pause
in legal immigration at this time, so that we can assimilate all of those who have come in this progressively greater 40 year wave of immigrants.”
Question 5: Today, law enforcement are under increasing scrutiny and face excessive criticism from the political elites and the media, and are being targeted by criminals and terrorists. Meanwhile, since 2011, the federal prison population has declined by over 20,000, and is on track to be at its lowest level since 2005. Since 2009, the total state prison population has dropped every year, and is over 56,000 lower than it was then. These circumstances may have contributed to a nationwide spike in crime. The FBI recently reported an overall increase in violent crime and a 17 percent increase in homicides in the nation’s 50 largest cities. At the same time, the CDC reports that heroin and opioid drug overdoses have reached an all-time record high. Do you support efforts by President Obama and some Republicans in Congress to reduce penalties for drug-trafficking and further reduce the federal prison population, or do you think government should do more to keep drug traffickers off the streets?”(Highlighting Forum’s throughout).
Wallace: “The murder rate in Baltimore is at all-time highs. The murder rate is being caused by gang warfare related to heroin distribution in Baltimore and surrounding areas. This carnage must be stopped immediately. I will work to bring all the federal government resources possible to stop this heroin blood bath. Instead of investigating the Baltimore Police Department, as Obama has done, I would end that investigation at once. Instead, I would have every federal agency possible target the Baltimore heroin traffickers and murderous drug gangs.”

And a question we consider a survival matter–

Would you support a pause in Muslim immigration?
 Wallace: “Gov. Larry Hogan joined a majority of the nation’s governors in calling for a pause on Middle Eastern refugees, until proper screening procedures for potential     terrorist infiltrators are put in place. I wholeheartedly concur, and would work directly with Gov. Hogan to address this issue. The head of the FBI has stated that these immigrants cannot at present be effectively screened. The recent killing of seventeen Americans in San Bernardino, California by a terrorist who exploited the fiancé visa program should set off alarm bells for all Americans that our immigration system must be thoroughly overhauled and our national security vulnerabilities must be addressed immediately. Without personal safety and security all other benefits of being an American citizen are effectively moot. I support an immediate halt on immigration from any country with a high probability of terrorist infiltration until proper screening procedures for potential terrorists are put in place.”

Finally, we ask—

Which incumbent United States Senator’s accomplishments would candidate Wallace follow as a model?
Wallace: “Sen. Jeff Sessions. I would work alongside Sen. Sessions to secure our borders and reform our immigration laws to put the economic well-being and personal safety and  security of American citizens first. For without these elements, we will lose that which we as Americans all cherish.”

As we wrote on April 7Maryland Republicans should insist on clear answers from whoever is their standard bearer for United States Senator. Many Maryland voters of all flavors will respect blunt answers in these times of grave peril to our land.

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 21 Apr 2016

See The Waiting Crowds: Donald Trump At Berlin, Maryland Last Evening!

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Thousands waiting for Trump in Berlin, MD                        Credit: Ed Hunter

 

S.A. Miller of the Washington Times reported yesterday–

“Many of the thousands of Trump voters at the rally, some of whom drove hours from Baltimore or Philadelphia, said they agreed with Mr. Trump that the Republican Party ‘rigged’ the primaries against him and that the popular vote should rule the nomination process.”

DelmarvaNow’s Jeremy Cox declared

‘Although the event wasn’t announced until late Monday, the line of people waiting to get in stretched about a half-mile down Seahawk Road at its zenith.
The choice of a high school gym stood in stark contrast to the arenas the Trump campaign has preferred so far. The fire marshal estimated that the room could hold about 1,000, and another 3,000 could fit in overflow areas elsewhere indoors.
‘There’s thousands of people outside,’ Trump told the audience inside. ‘It’s packed. We’ll make the gym bigger next time.'”

Eastern-shore-based conservative activist Ed Hunter also furnished these images of the crowds waiting for Trump’s arrival–

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Added Hunter–

“Speaking to people who left later than I did, I found out  that Donald wanted to drive the line (1.5 miles) and shake hands out of the moon roof of his limo but the Secret Service nixed that.”

Click here for a YouTube of Donald Trump’s address at last night’s Delmarva site!

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 17 Apr 2016

Maryland: Jo Hough’s Frederick Opening Showcases Wide Breadth Of Trump Supporters

Visitors to the Friday evening grand opening of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s Frederick County office (5239 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD) were struck by the genuine “diversity” of Trump fans – – from a long-time GOP county leader to a major Maryland Tea Party chief to movement conservatives and authors.

Most important of all?

The faces of ordinary working American voters — young and old.

An estimated 200 souls came by.

See for yourself – –

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Long-time Montgomery County activist Lewis Porter (l) & Hagerstown TP chief

Seasoned Montgomery County activist Lewis Porter (left) & Hagerstown Tea Party chief Donny Ravas.

Master of Ceremonies Jo Hough & MD-based blogger Ann Corcoran

Host Jo Hough (left) & Maryland-based national blogger Ann Corcoran.     

Your correspondent (left) and Maryland Trump Coordinator John Jaggers

Your correspondent (left) and Maryland Trump Coordinator John Jaggers.

One of the many benefits of Donald Trump’s candidacy?

The Grand Old Party can once again be the voice of a “humble and honest populism” to use senator Jeff Sessions’ phrase!

 

 

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 14 Apr 2016

Maryland — Come To Trump Headquarters Grand Opening in Frederick Tomorrow!

Heads-up — brand new and long-time Maryland Republicans who want to put our country’s interests first!

Tomorrow evening in Frederick, Maryland GOP activist JoeyLynn Hough hosts the opening of Donald Trump for President campaign headquarters in the Old Line State.

Below are highlights from JoeyLynn Hough’s announcement (click here for full text) – –

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“Dear Marylanders:
My name is JoeyLynn Hough.  I am the former Frederick County GOP Central Committee Chair and a candidate for RNC Delegate committed to Donald Trump for President.  
Donald Trump for President Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening
I am inviting you to the grand opening of the Donald Trump for President campaign headquarters.  Please come out to meet other Trump supporters in Maryland and get involved!  We will conduct door knocking and phone banking operations frequently from headquarters to get out the vote and ensure a commanding Trump victory for Maryland.  Latest credible polls show Donald Trump at #1 by a large margin in Maryland, but we cannot take this for granted.  If you are unable to attend the grand opening, please send me an email at jo@joeylynn.com and I will set up a meeting with you at headquarters so we can get this win!
Who: Donald Trump for President and JoeyLynn Hough for RNC Delegate
What: Frederick’s grand opening of the Frederick Trump Headquarters.*
When: Friday, April 15, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Westview Promenade, 5239 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Why: Get involved to Make America Great Again!
* Donald Trump will not be at the grand opening.” (Highlighting Forum’s)

As JoeyLynn emphasizes, this is a splendid opportunity to meet other Maryland Trump supporters!

 

 

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 07 Apr 2016

Maryland United States Senate Hopeful Kathy Szeliga: Some Clear Answers On Grave National Issues?

Maryland delegate Kathy Szeliga (click here) appears to be the favored candidate (for monoblogue’s take, click here) among Maryland Republican voters, who will choose their nominee for United States Senator on April 26.

Below are concerns that have drawn thousands to rallies across the nation.  They will surely continue to be matters before the United States Senate.

The “Jeff Sessions” Test

Senator Jeff Sessions in February drew a list of questions (click here for Julia Hahn’s Breitbart background) for presidential candidates which we have adapted (via our brackets) for Senate candidates —

“Question 1: How would you vote…on fast-track, and would you support or oppose advancing a final trade agreement which enters the United States into a new international commission with binding authority on future United States trade policy?
Question 2: If the vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership were held today, and you had a vote to cast in Congress, would you vote for it or against it?
Question 3: Upon entering office, will you [urge the prompt and unconditional termination and recission] of all of President Obama’s illegal executive amnesties – which provide work permits and entitlements to illegal aliens – including President Obama’s first executive amnesty in 2012, which remains in effect?
Question 4: A supermajority of GOP voters say immigration is too high. Every year, on autopilot, we let in another 1 million immigrants on green cards, 700,000 foreign guest workers, half a million foreign students, and 100,000 refugees and asylees. Historical precedent would be to reduce record-breaking immigration, rather than continuing to surge it beyond all historical precedent. Will you support legislation to reduce immigration numbers, and will you oppose legislation that would add to the number?
Question 5: Today, law enforcement are under increasing scrutiny and face excessive criticism from the political elites and the media, and are being targeted by criminals and terrorists. Meanwhile, since 2011, the federal prison population has declined by over 20,000, and is on track to be at its lowest level since 2005. Since 2009, the total state prison population has dropped every year, and is over 56,000 lower than it was then. These circumstances may have contributed to a nationwide spike in crime. The FBI recently reported an overall increase in violent crime and a 17 percent increase in homicides in the nation’s 50 largest cities. At the same time, the CDC reports that heroin and opioid drug overdoses have reached an all-time record high. Do you support efforts by President Obama and some Republicans in Congress to reduce penalties for drug-trafficking and further reduce the federal prison population, or do you think government should do more to keep drug traffickers off the streets?”(Highlighting Forum’s throughout).

And a question we consider a survival matter–

Would you support a pause in Muslim immigration?

Finally, we ask —

Which incumbent United States Senator’s accomplishments would delegate Szeliga follow as a model?

Maryland Republicans should insist on clear answers from whoever is their standard bearer for United States Senator. The optimistic tone of delegate Szeliga’s campaign message is praiseworthy, but she must support it by articulating thoughtful positions on vital matters. Many Maryland voters of all flavors will respect blunt answers in these times of grave peril to our land.

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Readers may wish to visit these sources for pertinent background – –

“Immigration Adds 1 New Los Angeles Every 3 Years”
 “It is not as though every applicant is either clearly tied to terrorists on the one hand, or is absolutely safe on the other. Many people are radicalized after they enter. How do we screen for that possibility, if we cannot even ask about an applicant’s views on religion? Would we forbid questions about politics? Or theology?”
“[Ryan] provides Obama tailwinds instead of headwinds for his most dangerous agenda, which is opposed by the silent majority of the country.”

Shariah & Civilization Jihad Richard Falknor on 30 Mar 2016

A Megaphone For (Not-So-Moderate?) Islam: Maryland’s $100 Million Mega-Mosque Opens April 2!

via Walid Shoebat

via Walid Shoebat

Victoria Jones of NBCWashington reported Monday in her Turkish President to Attend Grand Opening of Maryland Mosque

“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Lanham, Maryland, this week to celebrate the opening of The Diyanet Center of America, an Islamic center.  He is expected to speak at the ceremony and open the center.
Erdogan will be joined by Dr. Mehmet Gormez, Turkey’s president of religious affairs, at the event Saturday, April 2. The ceremony is open to the public and scheduled from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

A Turkish media outlet crowed this week–

“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will leave for the US, where he will open the country’s largest-ever mosque complex, the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center.
Located in Lanham, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC, the Center includes a mosque and other facilities including a cultural center, gift shop, coffee house, and guest house. The mosque, built in accordance with Ottoman architecture, will be inaugurated by Erdogan and US President Barack Obama on April 2. Although there are many mosques in the US, this is the only one that has two minarets.
The mosque, built with Turkish funding under the supervision of Turkey’s religious foundation (Diyanet), has the capacity to host 3,000 Muslim believers indoors and outdoors. Constructed in the Seljuk architectural style, the Center also has a library, conference and exhibition halls, and a reception area. It aims to tell people about the facts of the Islamic religion and guide Muslims in prayers and religious principles.” (Highlighting Forum’s.)

But before we go further, see these perspectives by Andrew McCarthy on the Turkish president: click here and here.

Last Friday, Walid Shoebat presented his own extended analysis (click here) of the significance of this mosque–

“Do you see ‘US Double Minaret Mosque’ above in the article Erdogan published? Why ‘Two Minarets’?
An Ottoman sultan is addressed as such in prayer: ‘O God, assist the Sultan, son of the Sultan, Sovereign of the Two Continents, of the Two Seas, Destroyer of Two Armies, Sultan of the Two Iraqs, Servant of the Two Sanctuaries [Mecca and Medina]” (Ibn Iyas, 195-1960). Muhammad II was “Sovereign of the Two Seas, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.’
Turkey is an empire that will arise twice, once as the Ottoman Empire, then the second time after this deadly wound is healed as the Neo-Ottomans.”

Continues Shoebat–

“English: expect a spiritual Bubonic plague all with mystic Sufism [see link here on Shoebat’s take on Sufism] and wakeup calls of Allahu-Akbar from loudspeakers thundering the community at the wee hours of the night.”

This Turkish government has a long political reach in the US as we explained in our earlier posts The Turkish Connection & Virginia (And Other) Trade Delegations and The Intense Outreach of Agents of Turkish Islamist Influence.

Overriding question for all Americans: should Maryland and Prince Georges County advance the establishment of a supremacist ideology — sailing under the flag of religion — by allowing this mega-mosque in Lanham?

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via Walid Shoebat

 

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 26 Mar 2016

The Collect For Easter Week — The Gospel for Easter Day

“The Collect”

“ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.”

“The Gospel. St. John xx. 1.”
“THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, and the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home”

1928 — Book of Common Prayer

 

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 20 Mar 2016

Social Critic Camille Paglia’s Evolving Views On Donald Trump

Of course, social critic Camille Paglia is a Sanders supporter, but we know of her intellectual independence from her many years opposing political correctness and the resultant decay of the higher learning in America.

Click here.

“I have observed that working-class or lower-middle-class girls, who are from financially struggling families and who must take a patchwork of menial off-campus jobs to stay in school, are usually the least hospitable to feminist rhetoric. They see life as it is and have fewer illusions about sex. It is affluent, upper-middle class students who most spout the party line — as if the grisly hyperemotionalism of feminist jargon satisfies their hunger for meaningful experience outside their eventless upbringing.”

Last summer in a Salon interview, Paglia characterized Donald Trump a “carnival barker” who was “not remotely a president” — but she nonetheless commented:

“So far this year, I’m happy with what Trump has done, because he’s totally blown up the media!  All of a sudden, ‘BOOM!’  That lack of caution and shooting from the hip. He’s not a president, of course. He’s not remotely a president. He has no political skills of any kind. He’s simply an American citizen who is creating his own bully pulpit.  He speaks in the great populist way, in the slangy vernacular.”

Then, this month, Paglia wrote

“But only a few weeks after that interview of mine in Salon, I suddenly realized that Trump’s candidacy had a broad support that few had expected or discerned.  The agent of my revelation was a hilariously scathing, viral Web blog video posted by Diamond and Silk–Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, two African-American sisters and former Democrats in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  They were reacting with indignant outrage to the first GOP debate, broadcast by Fox News from Cleveland on August 6 and hosted by Megyn Kelly, whose loaded questions had impugned Trump as a sexist.
 If Trump wins the White House, that no-holds-barred video will go down in history as ‘the shot heard round the world,’ Ralph Waldo Emerson’s phrase for the first salvo of the American Revolution by rural insurgents at Concord.  The video signaled a popular uprising and furious pushback against the major media and political elites, who had controlled the national agenda and messaging for far too long.  Diamond and Silk threw zinger after zinger in defending Trump:  ‘Here’s the damn deal, Megyn Kelly—or Kelly Megyn, whatever your name is!…. Go back and report news on Sesame Street!… You hit below the belt, Kelly!… He was the only one up there on that stage with any common sense!… He’s going to be the next president, whether you like it or not.  Get used to it, girl!  Get used to it!’
This fiery endorsement blew me away because it demonstrated how Trump was directly engaging with a diverse coalition in ways that the mainstream media had completely missed.  I felt, and still do, that Trump is far too impetuous and thin-skinned in his amusingly rambling, improvisational style.  The American president, who can spook markets or spark a war with a rash phrase, must be more coolly circumspect.  And aspirants to the presidency shouldn’t care what small fry like bobble-head TV hosts say or do.  A leader must have the long view and show an instinctive capacity to focus and prioritize.
 Nevertheless, Trump’s fearless candor and brash energy feel like a great gust of fresh air, sweeping the tedious clichés and constant guilt-tripping of political correctness out to sea.  Unlike Hillary Clinton, whose every word and policy statement on the campaign trail are spoon-fed to her by a giant paid staff and army of shadowy advisors, Trump is his own man, with a steely ‘damn the torpedoes’ attitude.  He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal.  He lives large, with the urban flash and bling of a Frank Sinatra.  But Trump is a workaholic who doesn’t drink and who has an interesting penchant for sophisticated, strong-willed European women.  As for a debasement of the presidency by Trump’s slanging matches about penis size, that sorry process was initiated by a Democrat, Bill Clinton, who chatted about his underwear on TV, let Hollywood pals jump up and down on the bed in the Lincoln Bedroom, and played lewd cigar games with an intern in the White House offices.
Primary voters nationwide are clearly responding to Trump’s brand of classic can-do American moxie.”

Read more.

And yes, there are independent thinkers among The People of the Left.

Prudent conservatives (click here) should pay attention to deeply considered views from these voices  — recognizing, of course, that Paglia is no social conservative.

This widely appreciated social critic gives us perspective on how the leading GOP presidential candidate connects with a wide spectrum of Americans.

First things . . . Richard Falknor on 20 Mar 2016

Riots & Demonstrations: A Prediction From Rush!

Last Friday, Rush Limbaugh told us what to expect and why from the Hard Left (today’s Democratic Party and their vast network of agitators and  media megaphones)–

“You know what I told you I think’s gonna happen after this election, if a conservative Republican wins this election?  Whoever the next president is, is going to be harassed and harangued every day by the usual leftist suspects.  And if even element of the Obama agenda is attempted, if we try to get rid of it, Obama himself is gonna be on TV with his buddies in the media trying to defend it.  It’s not going to be for the faint of heart.  That’s why what’s happening in our campaign right now, this whole Republican primary, is tiddlywinks compared to what the future’s gonna be if we succeed in beating these people back. 
It’s tiddlywinks, and people have got to know how serious this is.”

Continues Limbaugh

“You’re worried about riots right now? You haven’t seen riots until somebody tries to unwind Obamacare.  You haven’t seen riots until the next Republican president takes dead aim at numerous Obama policies — illegal immigration, amnesty — until he takes dead aim at all of Obama’s executive orders. You haven’t seen riots.  They’re already promising us that it’s gonna happen. 
The Occupy Wall Street crowd, they’re already promising these things.  They’re bragging about the biggest riots anybody’s ever seen in the summer to protest Trump.  They’re gonna protest us no matter what, whoever on our side wins.  And what worries me is that we do not have a Republican Party apparatus that is equipped and prepared for this.  It’s a genuine concern of mine.  I don’t like using the word “cave,” but it’s patently obvious they’re not much into conflict.  It’s pretty clear that they are willing to compromise what they believe so that the media doesn’t call them names.  Well, we don’t even know what name-calling is yet. 
People are involved in this right now like it’s an academic exercise.” (Highlighting Forum’s throughout.)

Limbaugh translated: today’s GOP apparatus shrinks from the sting of battle!

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If today’s Hard Left isn’t seriously attacking major GOP politicians, the Left has rightly figured that those politicians are all hat (self-styled “common-sense conservatives”) and no cattle (lacking the grit to plan successful action against the Hard Left’s agenda).

 

 

 

2016 Election Richard Falknor on 12 Mar 2016

UPDATED! Maryland & Virginia GOP Leaders And Pundits:Will You Defend GOP Candidate Rallies From The Hard Left?

UPDATE MARCH 14! David Horowitz: “How Not To Fight Our EnemiesSome Republicans seem more intent on destroying their allies.”
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“I don’t care how much the totalitarian left hates rhetoric. When political speech is stifled, we are thru as a republic.”
“If you think Trump rally should’ve been cancelled, wait til you see what the goons have for the GOP in Cleve. Should THAT be cancelled too?
David A. Clarke, Jr. Sheriff of Milwaukee County

Yesterday the Institutional Left rioted and prevented Donald Trump from speaking in Chicago.

Instead of denouncing this mob opposed to American values and upholding free political speech and assembly, three GOP presidential candidates shamed themselves by instead blaming Trump.

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But Breitbart’s Katie McHugh revealed here some of the consequences in her Voters Slam Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio for Blaming Chicago Rally Shutdown on Donald Trump

“Cruz supporters, incensed by the Texas senator’s blame game, stormed social media to express their anger. Top comments on a Friday Facebook post promoting a Cruz ‘victory fund’ drew furious responses (comments quoted here are unedited)”
. . . .
“Rubio fared little better. A pale but calm Rubio also cast blame on Trump on MSNBC, absolving violent agitators attacking Trump supporters and causing chaos by saying ‘Words have consequences.”

Breitbart’s Lee Stranahan reminds us here “Warned You: Chicago Trump Shutdown Is Just the Beginning”–

“No other news organization has documented the rise and origins of the groups behind Friday night’s madhouse as thoroughly as the team at Breitbart News. From its origins being exposed in the film Occupy Unmasked before the election cycle to covering and exposing every aspect of the new Black Lives Matter incarnation, we’ve given readers the intellectual ammunition to understand the dangerous rise of the new American left in the Obama era.
Just this week, we published two 2,500 word exposés that laid bare not just the history of deception and media collusion that made last night’s rout of Donald Trump’s rally in the Windy City possible, but we also examined the 50 years of progressive hatred that caused such an outpouring of bile on social media after the death of former first lady Nancy Reagan.”

Continues Stranahan–

The enemy here is the organized institutional left, and every single GOP candidate and surrogate needs to start educating the voters on who they are.
This is going to get worse. As I predicted in January:
As the newest incarnation of the activist Left, Black Lives Matter will not back down or rest until it is either stopped by someone gutsy enough to call them out or until it gets what it wants: a bloody revolution leading to a socialist/anarchist America.” (Highlighting Forum’s)

Regardless of struggles within the party, the GOP presumably still stands for free political speech and freedom of assembly –and puts these freedoms ahead of any individual politician’s future.

The governor of Maryland; Maryland and Virginia Republican House of Representatives members; state and local Republican committee chairs; General Assembly members; and local Republican pundits should denounce all such attacks by the Institutional Left on the rallies of our presidential candidates.

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