GOP Debate, 2/25, 8:30 PM; FERRO – AFP 3/5; JANET – CFL Meeting 3/2/16; CPAC, March 2-5.
WASHINGTON TIMES – Save Gitmo.
GOP: RUSHBO – What it’s all about; NEVADA RESULTS; GOLDMACHER – Trump wins; WASHINGTON EXAMINER – SCOTUS, lies, & videotape.
LEADS: McCARTHY – Gitmo closure; FRENCH & BRESNAHAN – No chance in hell; DINAN – Her emails.
PA: FIELD – Kane may survive.
END NOTES: LEVIN – 02/24/16
February 25th, 8:30 PM, GOP Debate on CNN
Kathryn Ferro, AFP: 21st Century Education Summit, March 5th (rescheduled from January due to snow)
Penn State Great Valley inside the Conference Center
30 E. Swedesford Rd. Malvern, PA 19355
9:00am – 1:30pm
Speakers and breakout sessions: come find out what your options are as a parent in PA, and support the important issues of school choice and education reform.
Find full agenda and register at: https://afpfpaeducationsummit.eventbrite.com
Thanks again! Best Regards,
Kathryn Ferro | Field Director – Southeastern Pennsylvania | Americans for Prosperity – PA
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**New Office Location:
550 American Ave. Suite 201
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Janet: Citizens for Liberty
Wednesday, March 2 at 7 PM – 9 PM
170 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
We are honored to present Mr. Kim Stolfer, Chairman, Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC). With all of the talk about shredding our 2nd Amendment, is this a possibility, can this actually be taken away from us? What about law-abiding citizens and our God-given and Constitutional rights? Remember, everything Hitler did was legal! Find out EXACTLY what YOU can, and can not do as an American citizen, right in your OWN backyard. What is legal, what is illegal, what are your rights? Have YOUR questions ready! FOAC is a non-partisan, non-connected Political Action Committee (PAC) organized to empower ‘all’ gun owners, outdoor enthusiasts, and supporters of the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 and 25 of the PA Constitution, with the tools and information necessary to protect Freedom from transgression. FOAC philosphy: In a free society, no citizen should ever have to justify the assertion of a fundamental right. Indeed, unless there is a compelling reason, government should never inhibit exercise of privilege either. A very general premise is that the best government is the least government. Kim will inform us of the controversial Reciprocity, and the so-called gun show loophole. We will also be informed of any and all pertinent information of gun control in PA and the country, as a whole. *JOE GALE *Meet Joe Gale. The new Montgomery County Commissioner. A historic victory. Find out exactly why this campaign made national news, and what Joe is doing today! The newly elected Montgomery County Commissioner will speak to us about his HISTORIC and NATIONALLY KNOWN campaign, for this seat. The PA political establishment tried to ruin his spotless reputation. Joe now claims victory, and puts people over politics. Meet Joe. Hear his story. Up close and personal! -We will introduce several more PA candidates vying for a place on the primary ballot. Names to be announced. -Once again, we will be collecting gently used men’s and women’s clothing (please no frayed, or noticeably worn), warm blankets, canned food (please no out-dated) and bottled water, as well as toiletries, for the 15 homeless veteran encampments in Bucks County, and 1 in Valley Forge National Historical Park. We literally collected a couple thousand items at our February event that were delivered to Salute2Service for distribution. And if you can lend a hand transporting to the person distributing items please contact Janet Warnsdorfer at email@example.com or call (610) 469-3268. FREE potluck dinner buffet. Bring a snack or a dish to share, or just come and enjoy!
CPAC: March 2-5
SPEAKERS: CRUZ, FIORINA, LOVE, TRUMP, BECK, BOLTON, SCHLAPP, LEVIN, McFARLAND, MALKIN, LOESCH, CHANG, HANNITY , WALKER, CARSON . . . AND BUCKETS MORE!!!!
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Washington Times: “Keep Guantanamo open”
Another entry on BO’s resume . . .
“President Obama is determined to bring the terrorists to America
“President Barack Obama is obsessed with transferring the 91 terrorists at Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the United States. They don’t even have to promise to be good. He knows Congress won’t let him do it, but he won’t give it up. He renewed his plea Tuesday and the congressional reception was a firm, harsh “no.”
“The president says he only wants a “fair hearing,” so he won’t have to pass the issue to his successor next January. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican majority, says the Senate will “review” the plan, “but since it includes bringing dangerous terrorists to facilities in U.S. communities he should know that the bipartisan will of Congress has already been expressed against that proposal.”
“Mr. Obama does know that. “I am very clear-eyed about the hurdles to finally closing Guantanamo,” he said Tuesday. “The politics of this are tough .”
“What he seems not to understand is that the prisoners are unrepentant terrorists who have not given up their mission to kill Americans in their sworn war against the United States. They are not mistreated at Guantanamo; the lawyer for 13 Yemini detainees says his clients want to be released, not transferred to prisons in the United States “where conditions of confinement would probably be harsher than in Cuba.”
“The Pentagon has selected 13 prospective prisons for the prisoners, but won’t identify them. . . “
GOP . . .
Rushbo: “MUST HEAR!!! Rush Blows the Lights Out in the Final Hour! What This Election Is Really About and What’s Really at Stake”
“. . . RUBIO: As far as the 12 million here that are, look, I don’t believe the American people support some sort of militaristic roundup of individuals, and I don’t think you could carry it out, the sort of tactics that would require would offend the American people. And the good news is we don’t have to do it that way. If you secure our border, if you secure our border, if you put in place mandatory E-Verify, if you put in place a mandatory entry-exit tracking system, if we prove to the American people that illegal immigration is finally under control, I think the American people will respond in a very rational, reasonable, but responsible way.
“RUSH: What he’s saying here is if we ever get to the point where we could secure the border and prove it and announce to the American people that no more illegals are getting across, certainly not en masse, that we’ve got it under control, he’s saying the American people I think will be very fair and understanding about the 12 million or whatever the number is that are here and would not want to deport them and would want to find a way to keep ’em here, keep ’em united with their families.
“Now, over here, Trump: deport, deport, they gotta go, build a wall, no question about it. It’s the signature element of his campaign. Cruz has now joined that aspect of it by acknowledging that he would support deporting all 12 million. So this is clearly the establishment line here that Rubio has taken. And we’ll just have to wait and see how helpful or whatever else it ends up being. . .
NEVADA RESULTS: February 23, 2016, 572 Respondents; Credibility Interval: +/-7.6%
“John Kasich 7.7%”
Shane Goldmacher, Politico: “Trump wins Nevada caucuses”
“His third consecutive victory in early-state contests further solidifies his standing as the front-runner for the GOP nomination.
“Trump’s decisive win, which the Associated Press announced immediately after polls closed, was propelled by an electorate even more enraged than the ones that had swept him to wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina, and a second-place showing in Iowa.
“‘We love Nevada. We love Nevada,’ Trump declared in his victory speech. ‘You’re going to be proud of your president and you’re going to be even prouder of your country.’
“For the first time in the 2016 primary season, media entrance polls showed that a majority of voters, 57 percent of Nevada caucus-goers, said they were “angry” with the federal government.
“And, as significantly, they want to bring in an outsider to fix it. . .” http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/nevada-gop-caucus-2016-219685#ixzz4165p0kBB
Also – Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times: “Donald Trump dominates in Nevada”
“. . . CNN called the race for Mr. Trump minutes after the first results became available though the battle for second between Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas went on into the morning.
“With 100 percent of the vote counted, Mr. Trump had 45.9 percent of the vote, with Mr. Rubio at 23.8 percent and Mr. Cruz at 21.3 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was at 4.8 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailing at 3.6 percent. . .”
Washington Examiner: “SCOTUS, lies and videotape:”
“Democrats were outraged when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would not consider any Obama nomination to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. We were amazed ourselves, but not remotely outraged. The surprise was that Republicans had at last decided to play for keeps, the way Democrats have long done. “As is his wont, President Obama responded by giving the nation a self-serving lecture about constitutional proprieties. His courtiers cried out that Republican obstruction was unprecedented, even though it wasn’t. They even hinted at racism as a motive. In other words, this ersatz drama has been par for the course.
“Then up popped old C-Span clips. One after another, Democratic Sens. Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden were revealed to have argued, as though from profoundly-held principle, exactly the opposite of what they are saying now. There they are, in all their glory, thundering that the Senate has no obligation to take up a president’s nominee. Even Barack Obama, during that short time when he put together a gossamer-thin Senate record, once tried to block a vote on a (Republican) president’s Supreme Court nominee.
“When the parties accuse each other of cynically and selectively reversing past opinions on court nominations, it’s tempting to dismiss the back and forth as immaterial political ping-pong. But that would be to ignore the Democrats’ impressive dominance of this sport. . .”
LEADS . . .
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Why Closing Gitmo Is Still a Terrible Idea”
“Less than a week ago, French lawmakers voted to extend the state of emergency initiated in November after the Paris jihadist attacks that left 130 dead and 367 wounded. By law, the emergency status vests police with expanded powers to conduct raids, seize property, and detain persons without judicial oversight, much less trial.
“It was impossible not to think of France this morning as President Obama once again agitated for the closing of the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. It is an unkept promise to the hard Left from his 2008 campaign that the president has been working on since his first full day in office seven years ago. “The case has not gotten better with time, unless we factor in the extortionate tactics of the community organizer. Obama has released so many jihadists to other countries that the Gitmo prisoner population is down to 91 (according to the New York Times). Obama, in his brass knuckles way, is telling Congress, “Either shutter this place or I’ll spring even more committed terrorists to return to the jihad.” The threat is his most persuasive argument.
“The rest of his case is as preposterous as it ever was. Or worse, actually. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431790/closing-gitmo-national-security-threat
Also – Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Why Not Shoot Them?” “A not-entirely-facetious consideration of the Gitmo conundrum
“President Barack Obama has renewed his call for closing down the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and has thereby refreshed his conflict with congressional Republicans over the future of the facility, currently home to 91 sundry villains captured abroad during our ongoing national confrontation with the forces of radical Islam.
“Gitmo presents the government with a triple bind: For President Obama, Gitmo is a hated symbol of President George W. Bush’s (purported) bellicosity and disregard for civil liberties; never mind that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate currently resident in the White House has discovered a strange, new, and convenient respect for other such Bush-era innovations as drone assassinations (which Obama expanded to include the extrajudicial execution, i.e., murder, of U.S. citizens) and the PATRIOT Act and NSA spying and the rest. All that can stay, in the president’s view, but Gitmo has to go. The second and third parts of the triple bind are 1) the fact that Congress will not cooperate with relocating Gitmo prisoners to the United States and thus invite meddling in military matters by domestic magistrates, and 2) the fact that, understandably enough, no other country is willing to accept these misfits.
But the usual framing of the question — keep them in Gitmo or send them to some federal Supermax — presents a false choice that ignores a seldom discussed option for dealing with these prisoners.
“I refer, of course, to the relatively straightforward expedient of shooting them. . .”
Lauren French & John Bresnahan, Politico: “McConnell: Not a ‘snowball’s chance in hell’ I’ll relent on SCOTUS”
“. . . McConnell’s comments came after Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, urged him to stay the course and not back down from a fight with the White House and Senate Democrats.
“‘There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that’s gonna happen,’ McConnell said, according to lawmakers in the meeting.
“Idaho Rep. Raúl Labrador said the meeting underscored ‘the importance of having a Republican Senate.’ http://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/mitch-mcconnell-supreme-court-confirmation-hearings-219698#ixzz41698pVPE
Stephen Dinan, Washington Times: Judge suspects ‘bad faith’ from Obama administration on Hillary Clinton emails”
“Threatens subpoena to force former secretary of state to turn over entire account
“A federal judge questioned the Obama administration’s ‘good faith’ in helping keep former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails secret for six years and said he may end up issuing a subpoena to force her to turn over her entire account to the government.
“That could give the group — and the broader public — answers as to who approved Mrs. Clinton’s unique arrangement, who else in government knew about it and why they shielded it for so long. It also could force Mrs. Clinton to answer questions about how she sorted through her account and decided which messages she didn’t want to turn over to the government.
PA . . .
Nick Field, PoliticsPA: “Dermody Signals that Dems May Not Support Kane Impeachment”
“Democrats appear to be trying to pump the brakes on the efforts to impeach Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
“House Minority Leader Frank Dermody is leading the charge.
“‘I have doubts as to whether it’s necessary,’ Dermody told Kevin Zwick of Capitolwire concerning possible impeachment. ‘There’s a reason it happens every 150 years…It needs to be reserved for the most extreme cases.’
“It first became apparent that the Party was slowing beginning to rally around Kane when the vote to remove her failed to reach a two-thirds majority in the State Senate.
“Now that she has officially announced that she won’t run for a second term, momentum seems to be building to allow her to just finish her time in office and leave her fate to the judiciary.
“Republicans, however, are definitely not on board with this trend. . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin (02/23/16)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, Republican candidates are throwing mud at each other and the media is participating in this game. Too many are getting caught up in petty fights while the nation faces the precipice. Americans need to remember that conservatism is the real antidote to the problems that America faces and not squabbling over phony issues.
“Also, in Iowa, Donald Trump said that he wanted the government to hold onto federal lands to keep them pristine. Now, he is labeling Ted Cruz as sick and a liar for calling him out on his position. After doing this, Trump compares himself to Ronald Reagan. However, Reagan was a man of vision, inspiration, and class which Trump does not show. Through his behavior, Trump is making it impossible for himself to win the presidency. Later, according to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, the American people are just too stupid to think for themselves. The editorial pages of the WSJ represent the corporatists not Americans and their values. He and the WSJ are behaving as mouthpieces for the power hungry RINOS in DC and their paymasters.
“Later, Marco Rubio is the biggest liar of them all. Rubio is lying day in and day out and can’t expect to win if he continues down this road.
“Finally, Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, calls in to talk about the scandalous way Democrats are trying to steal the election.”
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