Planned Parenthood Rally
DEBATE: BOYLE – Team roster; ISENSTADT – 5 things to watch; JACKSON – Inside/Out; DRUDGE LINKS (9/16/15).
LEADS: Washington Times – Party in a Panic; HANSON – Obamism correctable?; CHUMLEY – 250K Muslims; YORK – Donald’s crowds.
IRAN: JOHNSON – Senate firm?
END NOTES: LEVIN (9/15/15); BARB – Corporate donations.
Coverage of GOP debate starts 5 PM TODAY!
OMG!“What would happen if either Cruz or Trump volunteered at the debate to be running mate for the other if nominated? Kevin Wall. 9/15/15 at about 8:30AM on WNTP.
WHERE TO WATCH: CNN will broadcast both debates. The cable network will also stream them for free on its website. Mobile users can stream it on CNN’s apps. Philadelphia, PA
LIVE Pre-Debate at 5pm ET | LIVE Debate at 8pm ET LIVE Post-Debate till Midnight ET WNTP 990FM Listen Live
6,623 people are already registered for tonight’s “Stop Baby Parts Trafficking” webcast … The number of participants is climbing rapidly … And this morning, the stakes got even higher.
A few hours ago, the Center for Medical Progress released its 10th undercover video exposing more details of Planned Parenthood’s grisly practice of harvesting and trafficking in aborted baby body parts, with abortion chain executives casually discussing the sale of specific body parts — including the heart, eyes and “gonads” of pre-born babies.
In the video, Planned Parenthood’s Vice President of External Medical Affairs appears fully aware of the risk that selling fetal body parts presents to Planned Parenthood, stating: “This could destroy us“.
The Senior Medical Advisor for Planned Parenthood adds: “Obviously, we would have the potential for a huge P.R. issue in doing this.”
The national director for CAPS, an influential abortion policy committee within Planned Parenthood continues: “I have been talking to the executive director of the National Abortion Federation, we’re trying to figure this out as an industry, about how we’re going to manage remuneration, because the headlines would be a disaster.”
TONIGHT, let’s make the words of these abortion executives come true:
By joining this LIVE, one-time-only webcast at 9 PM Eastern (6 PM Pacific), you’ll hear straight from the source: David Daleiden, the 26-year-old video investigator who has revealed this scandal to the world. He’ll be sharing details that the mainstream media will never report. You will also hear from top pro-life attorneys, Katie Short of Life Legal Defense Foundation and Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society, about the attacks the abortion industry has launched in a desperate attempt to silence David and his investigation. And David Bereit from 40 Days for Life will share exactly how YOUR prayers and efforts can help bring down Planned Parenthood’s abortion and baby part selling empire.
DEBATE . . .
Will women support a kindly physician for president and a starched woman for VP? Such instincts may rule, sending Cruz back to the Senate or a term as Secretary of State? Jindal moves to HHS . . but so could Carson . . . Cruz/Fiorina for the White House?
Matthew Boyle, Big Govt: “Game On: It’s Trump Versus Everybody Else in Second GOP Debate”
“SIMI VALLEY, California — In just a few hours, the 2016 GOP presidential field will take the debate stage here at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and one thing is extraordinarily clear: Everybody is gunning for Republican frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump.
“Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
, Dr. Ben Carson, and more will be coming at Trump especially hard on the main stage. Carson is surging behind the front-running Trump in the polls, so that dynamic—which moderators like CNN’s Jake Tapper and Salem Communications’ Hugh Hewitt are likely to attempt to further push—will be extraordinarily interesting. The two have battled in recent days over their faith, Carson’s medical career, and more in what’s largely been a media-created fight.
“Fiorina, who wasn’t scheduled to be on the debate stage until the Republican National Committee (RNC) and CNN finally agreed to change eligibility requirements, has been the subject of attacks from Trump about her appearance—and Trump has also gone after her time as HP’s CEO. Expect that rivalry to get hotter too.
“Meanwhile, Rubio and Bush—two of the main contenders from the GOP establishment—are both in hot water on the campaign trail for speaking Spanish rather than English. Trump has ripped Bush for the practice and hammered Rubio. Expect war between them, too.
“Between Paul and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who will also likely be coming after Trump, it’s been more of an effort to enact a conservative purity test with Trump. It’s certainly no secret that Trump was once a Democrat, but he’s since left those viewpoints behind. These attacks, which are echoed in new Club For Growth advertisements bashing Trump, are the least effective since the American public doesn’t seem to care where he stood before on issues. The Club, however, was successful in torpedoing the 2008 populist presidential campaign of that year’s Iowa caucuses winner, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee—an insurgency ironically similar to Trump’s this cycle. Huckabee is running again, and of the candidates on the main stage he, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
are probably the only ones who will defend Trump and his supporters—if anyone does—from the certain barrage of attacks they will face.
“There are also the moderators who are likely to stoke fights between other candidates and Trump to drive the news cycle between now and the next debate toward the end of October. Hewitt is chief among them . . .
Alex Isenstadt, Politico: “The GOP debate: 5 things to watch”
“Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have a chance Wednesday to prove they’re for real.
“LOS ANGELES — It’s only the second of 12 scheduled GOP debates. But Wednesday’s primetime showdown at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley is poised to play a decisive role in culling the crowded Republican field.
“In interviews conducted over the last week, more than a dozen top officials, donors and aides to the GOP presidential candidates laid out their expectations for the primetime debate, and provided insights into their preparations and strategic thinking.
“Here is POLITICO’s look at what to watch for in the second Republican primary debate.
1) Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have something to prove. . .
2) Wednesday will be an endurance test. . .
3) Scott Walker is feeling the heat. . . 4) Bush vs. Trump, round 2. . .
5) Rand Paul goes back to basics. . . http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/gop-debate-2016-ben-carson-carly-fiorina-213672#ixzz3luSuxeDB
David Jackson, USA Today: “GOP debate looks to be outsiders vs. insiders battle”
“The Republican presidential candidates gather in Southern California on Wednesday for yet another battle between “the outsiders” and “the establishment.”
“Front-runner Donald Trump and other self-proclaimed outsider candidates — including retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and businesswoman Carly Fiorina — figure to cast their lack of government experience as assets during the second Republican debate of the 2016 cycle.
“Trump, who has led Republican polls for more than two months now, will again be center stage — literally and figuratively — during the prime-time session at the Ronald Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, Calif.
“‘I hear they are going after me,’ Trump told supporters in Dallas this week. ‘Whatever. Whatever.’
“The more established Republicans — candidates such as Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Scott Walker — plan to counter Trump and other outsiders by trumpeting their experience and records in public office.
“The inside-outside dynamic — a staple of Republican politics for more than a half-century — will likely dominate Wednesday night in the follow-up to last month’s debate in Cleveland.
“Also on the prime-time stage at the Reagan library: Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Chris Christie.
“A preliminary debate will feature four lower-polling candidates: Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal and George Pataki. . .
Drudge Links (9/16/15)
TONIGHT: CNN HOPES TO PROVOKE FIGHT AT DEBATE… BUSH ADVISER: Going to see what ‘low-energy’ looks like… Trump in crosshairs… RAND: ‘I Think He Deserves Both Barrels’… RUBIO: ‘This Is Not a GAME SHOW’… Walker’s last best chance?
LEADS . . .
Washington Times: “A party in a panic”
“Democrats cast a loving eye on the crazy uncle in the attic
“Vice President Joe Biden wants to be president. Good for him. But twice bitten, more than a little shy. The only memorable moment in either attempt was the speech he swiped from a British politician and gave without reading it first, describing himself as the son of a Welsh coal miner. (Who knew, including Joe himself?) Just a year ago, he seemed resigned to being remembered as only a vice president.
“That seemed reasonable. Hillary Clinton was not just the slam-dunk favorite of most Democrats, but widely regarded as the only candidate worth consideration. Her resume as a former first lady, a former senator and a former secretary of state with a formidable gift for raising money seemed qualification enough. Giddy Democrats imagined a first woman following the first black to the White House. Even as President Obama was being sworn in, her friends and followers announced themselves “Ready for Hillary.”
“She would be carried in a sedan chair to her coronation. The party tweaked the rules to make pretenders throw up their hands and climb aboard the Hillary wagon. Money flooded in and everyone said she would easily defeat whatever second-rate Jasper the Republicans nominated.
Victor Davis Hanson, National Review: “Is Obamism Correctable?
“. . .THE MIDDLE EAST
“The policy of “leading from behind” and the crudity of “We came, we saw, he [Qaddafi] died” have left a human tragedy in Libya. Backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was an inexplicable choice, and it almost ruined the country. The United States did not need to hound and jail an innocent video maker in order to concoct a myth to cover up the culpable lax security in Benghazi. Yemen was strangely declared a model of our anti-terrorism efforts — just weeks before it ignited into another Somalia or Congo. ISIS was airily written off as a jayvee bunch as it spread beyond Syria and Iraq. “There is little need to do a detailed comparison of Iraq now and Iraq in February 2009 (when it was soon to be the administration’s “greatest achievement,” a “stable” and “self-reliant” nation); the mess in between is attributable to Obama’s use of the aftermath of the Iraq War for pre-election positioning. Ordering Assad to flee while ignoring the violence in Syria and proclaiming a faux red line has now tragically led to a million refugees in Europe (and another 4 million in the neighborhood) and more than 200,000 dead. Israel is now considered not an ally, not even a neutral, but apparently a hostile state worthy of more presidential invective than is Iran. We have few if any reliable friends any more in the Gulf. Iran will become a nuclear power. The only mystery over how that will happen is whether Obama was inept or whether he deliberately sought to make the theocracy some sort of a strategic power and U.S. ally. The Middle East over the next decade may see three or four additional new nuclear powers. The Russia of kleptocrat Vladimir Putin is seen in the region as a better friend than is the U.S. — and certainly a far more dangerous enemy to provoke. “There is no easy cure for all this; it will take years just to sort out the mess. “THE LAW
“There will be a temptation for a reform president to use the lawless means that Obama has bequeathed — executive orders to unconstitutionally bypass Congress; arbitrary suspension or simple non-enforcement of laws, depending on where we are in the national election cycle; exemption of party loyalists from legal accountability — to achieve the noble aim of restoring legality. But such short-cuts to reform would be a terrible mistake. It would be quite illegal to ignore emissions standards the way Obama has ignored the Defense of Marriage Act; or to reduce, by fiat, the EPA to the present toothless status of ICE; or to allow a new sort of “sanctuary city” to refuse to marry gays, in the manner of San Francisco’s refusing to hand over illegal immigrants; or to arbitrarily remove particular owls and newts from the protection of the Endangered Species Act as Obama has picked and chosen which elements of the Affordable Care Act at any particular time he considered legally non-binding. Payback is very tempting, but eight more years of it would ensure that we would become another Zimbabwe or Venezuela. Instead, the next president must, as never before, obey both the spirit and the very letter of the law to restore to us what Obama has almost destroyed.
“Polls and pundits agree that racial relations are now at their worst since the riots of the 1970s. Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign blew long and hard the dog whistle of racial polarization: clingers, the not-to-be-disowned Rev. Jeremiah Wright, typical white person, bring a gun to a knife fight, get in their faces. He has never stopped since. . . . “DEBT
“We will reach $20 trillion in debt on Obama’s watch. He ran on the issue of national debt, blasting George W. Bush for using a “Bank of China” credit card “by his lonesome” to bankrupt the country. Indeed, a penny-pinching Senator Obama had voted to shut down the government rather than raise the debt ceiling. But as president, Obama may well accrue more debt than all previous presidents combined. His legacy will be that he made George W. Bush’s budgetary indulgence look sober and judicious compared with his own. Only the Federal Reserve’s near-zero interest rates for seven years — along with the low energy prices that came despite, not because of, his efforts — have saved Obama, and staved off the stagnation of having well over 90 million able-bodied Americans permanently out of the work force. When interest rates climb to 4 or 5 percent, the next president will face a budgetary crisis, augmented by Obama’s failure to address entitlement spending. We are in for rough times; whether Obama will get out ahead of the reckoning is unknown. . . “In other areas, the Obama agenda is falling of its own weight. Obamacare is becoming irrelevant, because of both noncompliance and soaring costs. As the poor discover that even with subsidies they have to pony up considerable deductibles and copays, and must actually pay some premiums, they increasingly head for the free clinics or back to the emergency rooms. Even Democrats will not rue too much the spontaneous unwinding of Obamacare, given that much of the public is doing its best to ignore it. The restoration of defense spending will follow the Carter-to-Reagan pattern, albeit more slowly given the specter of unsustainable national debt. The next president will address the tax code, and the solution won’t be Bernie Sanders’s dream of a 90 percent income-tax rate. Even Joe Biden cannot run on Obama’s stellar economic record — pretending that the middle class has been in ascendance since 2009, extolling the advantages of more debt, or proclaiming the necessity of even stricter environmental regulations or more subsidies to Solyndra-like green companies.
“There is not much of an idea any longer of investigative journalism. The press for the last seven years has largely chosen to become a Ministry of Truth. One reason why Donald Trump soars is that, after the press’s canonization of Obama, the public relishes Trump’s contempt for the media — and the latter have now lost the moral credibility to critique any candidate on the grounds of dishonesty, hypocrisy, narcissism, mendacity, or polarization of the electorate.
“The tragic mess of 2009–2016 is ending, and soon the cleanup will begin — accompanied by stupefaction as to just how much will have to be thrown away.” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423992/obamism-correctable
Cheryl Chumley, WND: “Quarter-million Muslim immigrants allowed into U.S. each year”
Another reason to learn Spanish . . .
“Muslims are migrating to the United States in scores, with 117,423 in 2013 alone coming from nations dominated by the Islam faith onto American soil, according to a Breitbart analysis of federal data.
“The news outlet looked at State Department and Homeland Security records to conclude: “Twelve years after the September 11th hijackers were invited into the country on temporary visas, the U.S. decided to admit 280,276 migrants from Muslim countries within a single fiscal year.”
“Add to that President Obama’s hopes to bring in another 10,000 from Syria, and the numbers really rack up. As Breitbart noted: “This means that every year the U.S. admits a number of Muslim migrants larger in size than the entire population of Des Moines, Iowa; Lincoln, Nebraska; or Dayton, Ohio.”
“Sifting through the figures further, Breitbart found the United States has “permanently resettled 1.5 million Muslim immigrants” between 2001 and 2013, and now these legal immigrants “will be given automatic work permits, welfare access and the ability to become voting citizens.”
“It’s a recipe for a major demographic shift in America. . .” www.wnd.com/2015/09/quarter-million-muslim-immigrants-allowed-into-u-s-each-year/#AQWGZ1lSBTMTgPcO.99
Byron York, Washington Examiner: “At Trump rally, Republicans experience Obama-sized crowd, excitement”
“. . . Arena officials estimated 15,000 people came . . .”
“. . . ‘I like the fact that he’s not afraid to speak up,’ said Cheryl Surber, of Ft. Worth. ‘He’s saying a lot of things that a lot of people want to have said that no Republican has had the male parts, so to speak, to say.’
“He has energy, he’s exciting. I know he’s got a big mouth, but people are willing to overlook that big mouth because we feel like he’s going to get things done,” said Mary Downing, of Dallas, who said she voted for Obama twice.
“‘Actually, I think people like the big mouth,’ said Downing’s sister Alice Schoenhofer, of Wichita, Kan., ‘because he’s saying all kinds of things people feel, but they never really come out and say.’
‘He’s kind of like your alter ego,’ Mary added.
“Some cited Trump’s positions on immigration and trade, but many more cited his outspokenness — the very thing that causes such concern among Republican political operatives in Washington — as what draws them most to Trump. The key to that is his wealth, they said: Trump is so rich that he can’t be bought and isn’t afraid to say what he wants.
“A crowd of 15,000 is going to have some diverse stories in it. Sam Tila, of Newport Beach, Calif., came to the U.S. in 1976 from his native Thailand. He is drawn to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” theme because he worries that the country he came to know in the 70s is “going down.” (At the rally, he took a photo of wife Chau Tila holding a sign that said “The silent majority stands with Trump.”)
Vivian Murphy, of Arlington, Texas, who came to the rally with husband Patrick, said, ‘I’m here because I’m 100 percent Latina and I’m voting for Trump.’
“A number of women said they had no problem with the various things Trump has said about Carly Fiorina, Megyn Kelly and others. “He says things whether people like them or not,” said Kim Shambley, of Dallas. ‘He hasn’t said anything that has upset me.’ Downing and Schoenhofer declared themselves “Women for Trump.”
“All in all, it was a big, raucous crowd and a big, raucous evening — an event one might assume would make Republican Party officials deliriously happy. But Republicans aren’t used to a candidate who can draw an Obama-sized crowd. Instead of delighting GOP officials, Trump’s emergence and still-growing appeal have instead made them nervous, amid worries his penchant for controversy will eventually blow up in the party’s face.
“Or perhaps they are worried that the rise of Trump diminishes the power of GOP officialdom. . .”
IRAN . . .
Bridget Johnson, PJM: “GOP Senate Strategy: No Lifting of Sanctions Unless Iran Recognizes Israel and U.S. Hostages Freed”
McConnell ignores a $150M gift that can buy a bomb; North Korea would donate a missile . . . again, Obama is motivated by thoughts of his next job . . .
“McConnell vowed that the Iran deal would not drop from the Senate agenda.
“‘If only Democrat senators would stop blocking the American people from even having a final vote on one of the most consequential foreign policy issues of our age,’ McConnell said. ‘If Democrats share the president’s determination to ‘win ugly’ on this important issue, then they have sufficient numbers to do that.’
“‘But I would remind my colleagues of something. This debate should not be about a president who will leave office in 16 months. It should be about where our country will be in 16 years.’ . . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin (9/15/15)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin Show: The bidding war is on with the number of Syrian refugees we should take in, and the number keeps getting higher and higher. The rate of Muslim immigration into America has increased every year since 9/11 with no end in sight. The large-scale importation of Muslim migrants makes assimilation more difficult. Groups like CAIR don’t want assimilation and Americanization, but instead want us to assimilate into the culture they’re escaping. We keep hearing people say we can’t round up and deport illegal immigrants, but that’s exactly when Eisenhower did. Today we couldn’t accept that happening; we can’t even accept self-deportation.
“Also, what’s being said about Conservative candidates like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are the same things that were said about Reagan in the 1980’s. It’s always the Republican establishment attacking Conservatives and targeting them for refusing to march to the beat of their drum.
“Later, Mark is joined by John Heubusch, Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Foundation, about the preparations for the next GOP presidential debate Wednesday. Finally, Mark speaks with Dr. Ben Carson on what he would do as President on the economy, government regulations, and what his supreme court nominee would look like.”
Barb: “Americans Can Now Determine Where To Shop And Spend Their Money………”
Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Ø Price Club/ Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
Ø Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
Ø Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
Ø Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats
Ø Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
Ø Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
Ø Guess, Inc. Donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
Ø Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
Ø Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
Ø Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
Ø Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats
Ø WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
Ø K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
Ø Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
Ø Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
Ø Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans
Ø 3M Co. Donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
Ø Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans
Ø Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans
Ø Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans
Ø B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans
Ø Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans
Ø Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats
Ø Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats
Ø Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats
Ø Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans
Ø Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills,Korbel Wines, Lenox China, Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K — 80% went to Republicans
Ø Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats
Ø Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats
Ø Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans
Ø Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans
Ø Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans
Ø Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans
Ø Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans
Ø McDonald’s Corp. Donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans
Ø Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones,Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans
Ø Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300! (John Kerry’s wife’s company!!!)
Traveling and/or Dining
Ø Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats
Ø Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans
Ø Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans