Blue Lives Matter
GOP: GOLDBERG – Bend your knee; PETHOKOUKIS & KUDLOW – Trump?; BECK – Ted open to reopening; PRAGER – Scary victory.
LEADS: NBC – Bernie took WVa; BREITBART – Clinton cash; SAMUELS – Novelist sold Iran; RUSHBO – Fakebook; BARRETT – NC toilets; SAUNDERS – Criminals in sanctuary; SCHOFFSTALL – Justice gave Hillary $75K.
END NOTES: MARK LEVIN (05-10-16)
Tzvia Wexler, FIDF: Israel’s 68th Birthday
“We are pleased to announce that FIDF is celebrating Israel’s 68th birthday on Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, Thursday, May 12th at Philadelphia’s historic Congregation Mikveh Israel. The program will include Government officials, and we will be saluting Israeli and American soldiers in uniform and parents of lone soldiers from the Philadelphia region. Following the Program, there will be music, dancing, wine and appetizers. Registration fee is $18. Pre-registration is required!”
Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots: Upper Merion Police Appreciation Day:#BlueLivesMatter
Please join us and bring your family. This is definitely a family-friendly event!
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
U.S. Route 202 and Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA, 19406.
We will be outside on the sidewalk and grass at this intersection which is loated in between the Plaza and the Court at The King of Prussia Mall.
Please park in the larger lot adjacent to the Wells Fargo Bank on this corner.
This event is being held to show our support for the men and women in blue that put their lives on the line for us every day. Theirs is a thankless job and they need to be shown that people do appreciate them.
We are looking for volunteers and donations. We hope to serve the following: coffee, cake, fresh made sandwiches, and water, to all Upper Merion Police Officers and PA State Troopers that stop by.
Bring your American flags, your LARGE pro-police posters, banners, balloons, and your family. Join us. Tables and chairs will be on site. Please feel free to brings chairs.
The Upper Merion Police were informed of this event and are looking forward to it.
All monetary donations can be sent to “Citizens for Liberty” P.O. Box 782, Oaks PA. 19456, no later than June 15th. This event will be co-hosted by “Valley Forge Patriots” and “Bucks/MontCo Overpasses.”
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 782
Oaks, PA, 19456
Our telephone: 484-424-3619
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GOP . . .
Jonah Goldberg, LA Times: “The Republican aristocracy is already bending its knee to King Trump”
“Let no one be mistaken, Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded,” former Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared ten months ago. Trump’s candidacy, Perry added, represents “a toxic mix of demagoguery and mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.”
“Lest you’re thrown off by the alliteration, “perdition” means eternal damnation in Hell.
“Perry has since had an epiphany, selling his political soul for a seat on the Trump Train. He even says he’d like to be his vice president, which would make him a co-pilot (or co-conductor?) leading us down the tracks to Hell (“Can I blow the whistle Mr. Trump?”).
“As Thomas More might say, “Why Rick, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world… but to be Donald Trump’s valet?
“Taking his words literally, Perry wants to make a deal with the devil. In this war on cancer, Perry wants to help cancer win “any way I can.”
“Perry is far from alone in his hypocrisy. With the exception of Sen. Ben Sasse, Speaker Paul Ryan, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and a handful of others (including, I hope, Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio), the Republican aristocracy is for the most part bending its knee to the new king, proving that much of the “establishment” is exactly as craven as Trump always claimed.
“Those who do not yield can hear the executioner’s axe sharpening against the wheel. Trump has dispatched one of his top minions, Sarah Palin, to punish Ryan for his effrontery in second guessing Trump’s commitment to conservatism. She said she’ll work to defeat Ryan’s re-election bid this fall. “His political career is over,” Palin said on CNN.
“She’ll probably fail, but the message is clear. The litmus test in the new Republican Party boils down to loyalty, not to a principle or conviction, but to a man: Trump.
“It’s a cult of personality, pure and simple. . .”
James Pethokoukis & Larry Kudlow, John Batchelor: Trump
“Hour One: Tuesday 10 May 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: James Pethokoukis, columnist & AEI, in re: Congratulations to the candidate from New York, Mr Trump. Congratulations to the candidate from New York, Mrs Clinton. / Trump’s tax policy: several different propositions have been put forth so far. We may not know on taxes or trade till after the election – cf. Nancy Pelosi, you have to pass the bill to know what’s in it.. . . A discussion in the Trump camp on tweaking the tax plan; originally scheduled to got o 28% (from his initial 25%); not need the carried-interest reduction other than the corporate rate, but if you drop the corp rate to 15% you don’t have to worry. You cd almost call this radical tax reform. The Tax Fdn is not revising its scorecard for Trump. “JP: It may not lose a billion a year, but so what if its $700 mil a year? He wants dynamic scoring – that’s not realistic; it’s a ruse to fool supply-siders and Republicans to think he’s a free-market, pro-growth plan, which he has not held for the first 68 years of his life. Yesterday was the 117th birthday of Friedrich Hayek: One of his excellent features was his humility – if you speak of Hayekian humility, am not sure you’d see a lot when the GOP frontrunner promised tax cuts, . . . proposes to grow the economy twice as fast as it’s ever grown “LK: He might say that central planning ought to be thrown out the window. His brilliance is in his free-market views; the free movement of prices inside free mkts would be the best gauge of growth. Unfortunately, Hayek was right abput free markets, but Hayek was a pessimist, thoght that over time the socialists would win the battle. “Tuesday 10 May 2016 / Hour 1, Block B: James Pethokoukis, columnist & AEI, in re: For every one American who’s lost a job in the US, ten or twenty people have gained economically from global trade. Is Trump a mercantilist – a Nineteenth Century promoter of local production? “No, what he should talk about is not the phantom overseas jobs taken over but overseas robots is training Americans to do the jobs of the future, Not “I’m bringing back steel and coal.” Not retrograde economic nostalgia. He’s being called a pro-growth supply sider for the last day and a half. I do think there are some unfair aspects, so tear down foreign barriers so we can export. China, Japan, and others break the rules: they counterfeit, steal IP, hack into our systems. Trade protections often damage the home country more than the foreign country. Recent presidents have done a poor job of negotiating with China; also, floating rates are dangerous, and we need more currency coordination. “At the end of the day, the Great Trump Trade War will be for Hollywood intellectual property. “LK: Yes, auto production won’t return here entirely, but Trump wants to incentivize corporations to bring their HQ here and by that will be bringing in trillions of dollars if we have a more competitive tax and regulatory regime. Onerous regulations need to be rolled back. “JP: I have no confidence in what the Trump economic plan is – he just wants to get to the end of a 45-second TV interview, hasn’t thought it out. . .”
Glenn Beck: “EXCLUSIVE: Cruz Leaves the Door Open to Unsuspending His Campaign”
“So you’re sayin’ there’s a chance!
“Ted Cruz called in to the The Glenn Beck Program on Tuesday, giving Glenn and the crew a much-needed sliver of optimism for election coverage this evening. Co-host Pat Gray couldn’t help but toss out a Hail Mary to the former presidential candidate.
“Ted, are you leaving the door open to . . . if Nebraska were to somehow, miraculously choose you tonight, is there . . . I mean, if that happened, would you consider getting back in the race?” Pat asked.
“Cruz’s response even caught both Pat and Glenn by surprise.
“Well, I am not holding my breath,” Cruz said. “My assumption is that that will not happen. But, listen, let’s be very clear: If there is a path to victory . . . we launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended the race last week, it was Indiana’s loss. I didn’t see a viable path to victory. If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly.”
“Pat’s joy couldn’t be contained as he gave Cruz supporters a call to action. . .” http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/05/10/exclusive-cruz-leaves-the-door-open-to-unsuspending-his-campaign/
Dennis Prager, NRO: “The Scariest Reason Trump Won”
“There are many reasons Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The four most often cited reasons are the frustrations of white working-class Americans, a widespread revulsion against political correctness, disenchantment with the Republican “establishment,” and the unprecedented and unrivaled amount of time the media afforded Trump. “They are all valid.
“But the biggest reason is this: The majority of Republicans are not conservative.
Conservatives who opposed Trump kept arguing — indeed provided unassailable proof – that Donald Trump is not a conservative and has never been one. But the argument meant little or nothing to two types of Republicans: the majority of Trump voters who don’t care whether he is a conservative, and the smaller number of Trump voters who are conservative but care about illegal immigration more than all other issues, including Trump’s many and obvious failings.
“So, then, what happened to the majority of Republicans? Why aren’t they conservative? The answer lies in America’s biggest – and scariest – problem: Most Americans no longer know what America stands for. . .”
LEADS . . .
NBC: Bernie takes WVa
51%-36% Bernie vs. Hillary; 77% Trump
Breitbart: “MSNBC: ‘Clinton Cash’ Documentary ‘Devastating,’ ‘Powerfully Connects the Dots’”
“CANNES, France — A massive police force will be guarding the Cannes Film Festival this year. But the only scuffle on the horizon may come in response to the right-wing producers of a devastating new documentary about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s alleged influence peddling and favor-trading. That film, “Clinton Cash,” screens here May 16 and opens in the U.S. on July 24 — just before the Democratic National Convention.
“The allegations are as brazen as they are controversial: What other film at Cannes would come up with a plot that involves Russian President Vladimir Putin wrangling a deal with the alleged help of both Clintons, a Canadian billionaire, Kazakhstan mining officials and the Russian atomic energy agency — all of which resulted in Putin gaining control of 20 percent of all the uranium in the U.S.?
“MSNBC got an exclusive first look at “Clinton Cash,” the flashy, hour-long film version of conservative author Peter Schweizer’s surprise 2015 bestseller, which The New York Times called the “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.” The Washington Post said that ”on any fair reading, the pattern of behavior that Schweizer has charged is corruption.” Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta denounced the book as a bunch of “outlandish claims” with “zero evidence.”
“The film portrays the Clintons as a greedy tag team who used the family’s controversial Clinton Foundation and her position as secretary of state to help billionaires make shady deals around the world with corrupt dictators, all while enriching themselves to the tune of millions. . .”
(IRAN) David Samuels, NYT Magazine: “The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru”
“How Ben Rhodes rewrote the rules of diplomacy for the digital age.
“. . . As the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, Rhodes writes the president’s speeches, plans his trips abroad and runs communications strategy across the White House, tasks that, taken individually, give little sense of the importance of his role. He is, according to the consensus of the two dozen current and former White House insiders I talked to, the single most influential voice shaping American foreign policy aside from Potus himself. The president and Rhodes communicate “regularly, several times a day,” according to Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff, who is known for captaining a tight ship. “I see it throughout the day in person,” he says, adding that he is sure that in addition to the two to three hours that Rhodes might spend with Obama daily, the two men communicate remotely throughout the day via email and phone calls. Rhodes strategized and ran the successful Iran-deal messaging campaign, helped negotiate the opening of American relations with Cuba after a hiatus of more than 50 years and has been a co-writer of all of Obama’s major foreign-policy speeches. “Every day he does 12 jobs, and he does them better than the other people who have those jobs,” Terry Szuplat, the longest-tenured member of the National Security Council speechwriting corps, told me. On the largest and smallest questions alike, the voice in which America speaks to the world is that of Ben Rhodes.
“Like Obama, Rhodes is a storyteller who uses a writer’s tools to advance an agenda that is packaged as politics but is often quite personal. He is adept at constructing overarching plotlines with heroes and villains, their conflicts and motivations supported by flurries of carefully chosen adjectives, quotations and leaks from named and unnamed senior officials. He is the master shaper and retailer of Obama’s foreign-policy narratives, at a time when the killer wave of social media has washed away the sand castles of the traditional press. His ability to navigate and shape this new environment makes him a more effective and powerful extension of the president’s will than any number of policy advisers or diplomats or spies. His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations — like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing — is still startling. . .”
Rushbo: “Why the Fakebook Scandal Is Important”
“. . . It’s like this thing, the stuff that we’re learning about Fakebook. You know, Fakebook is out there is, “No, no, no, none of these allegations are true.” But of course they are. Fakebook has been deceiving every Fakebook user all of these years. The newsfeed on Fakebook is called the newsfeed. I was asking yesterday what’s the newsfeed on Fakebook called. Turns out it’s called the newsfeed.
“And it also turns out that your average Fakebook user has been convinced, has been persuaded that whatever shows up on the Fakebook page as trending in the newsfeed is the result of popularity. An algorithm is determining which of the stories are the most read, the most passed around, the most forwarded, whatever you do with things on Fakebook, and therefore the only stories that mattered were those stories that advanced the Democrat Party or the leftist agenda.
“Well, of all people, of all places, Gizmodo exposes the fact that there weren’t any algorithms being used. That in fact it was a bunch of Ivy League 20-something Millennials who were nothing but a bunch of young, average liberals who were actually choosing the news. They are making it all up, not the news, they were making the list up. There was no algorithm being used. They simply decided amongst themselves what they wanted to appear as the most-read news story. A classic illustration is Black Lives Matter.
“It turns out that Black Lives Matter is exactly, it’s a replica of Occupy Wall Street. It’s not real. Black Lives Matter is made to look as massive and big as it is because of fake news construction on places like Fakebook and the Drive-By Media. . .”
Also – Roger Simon, PJM: “Facebook—More Dangerous than the NSA”
“This is especially disturbing because Facebook feigns objectivity, yet it is no more objective than its owner Mark Zuckerberg, a progressive plutocrat whose views often make Bernie Sanders sound like Bob Dole. Drudge never feigned such objectivity. Anyone with the slightest interest knows he leans right with a libertarian tinge. Zuckerberg, who has more extensive online domination and aspires to still more, pretends to be merely an aggregator, when he is no such thing. He’s a moral narcissist of extreme bias and a leading progenitor of a kind of burgeoning digital totalitarianism of self-regard, a new American Silicon Valley version of a Soviet nomenklatura. Whether the young editors of his “trending” section were working under his express orders (Facebook denies the charge) when they censored conservative writers is immaterial. They knew what they were supposed to do, where their bread, as the saying goes, was buttered.
“Facebook is truly misleading to our youth in general and dangerous to our body politic in a manner hardly anticipated by our Founders. . .”
Devlin Barrett, WSJ: Justice Department Sues North Carolina, Saying Bathroom Law Violates Civil Rights”
“Move comes hours after state officials file suit against department
“The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday charging that North Carolina’s bathroom law violates federal civil-rights law, a move that came hours after North Carolina officials filed their own suit saying the department was trying to rewrite national law by attacking their state.
“The Justice Department contends the access rights of transgender people are protected under the 1964 Civil Rights Act language that bars discrimination based on sex.
“Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the law amounts to ‘state-sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals, who simply seek to engage in the most private of functions in a place of safety and security—a right taken for granted by most of us.’
“She added that the principle involved far transcends bathroom access. ‘This action is about a great deal more than bathrooms,’ she said. ‘This action is about the dignity and respect that we accord our fellow citizens.’
“Last week, the Justice Department wrote to North Carolina officials saying a state law, HB2, violated the rights of transgender people by requiring them to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate. . .”o
Debra Saunders, Townhall: “Sanctuary City: Criminals Welcome”
“Last June, when he said he was running as a Republican for president, billionaire Donald Trump famously called out Mexico for sending “people that have lots of problems” across the border. Quoth the Donald: “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Many were offended to hear Trump equate undocumented immigrants with dangerous criminals.
“Yet the same thing is happening on the Left Coast. Tuesday the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a measure to reinforce a sanctuary city policy — named “Due Process for All” and passed in 2013. On KQED’s “Forum” on Monday, Supervisor John Avalos talked about the ordinance as protecting the undocumented immigrant community, when in fact the policy shields undocumented immigrants with serious criminal records. Like Trump, Avalos can’t distinguish between undocumented and felonious.
“The 2013 measure in question directed local law enforcement not to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the pending release of undocumented inmates from custody — unless they committed a violent felony within the past seven years. . .”
Joe Schoffstall, Free Beacon: “Hillary Rakes in Nearly $75,000 From Justice Department Employees”
“Calls continue for appointment of a special counsel
“Hillary Clinton has received nearly $75,000 in political contributions from employees at the Department of Justice, the agency that would decide whether or not to act if the FBI recommended charges against Clinton or her aides following its investigation into her private email server.
“Justice Department employees have given Clinton far more money than her rivals, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Donald Trump, according to a review of federal campaign contributions for the 2016 presidential cycle.
“Clinton collected $73,437 from individuals who listed the “Department of Justice” as their employer. Twelve of the 228 contributions were for $2,700, the maximum individual amount allowed by law.
“The fundraising haul marks a dramatic increase over Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential run in 2008, when she took in 23 contributions totaling $15,930 from employees at the agency, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
“Trump, by comparison, has received little help from Justice Department employees, recording just two contributions for a total of $381. . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin 5/10/16
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, The Iran Nuclear deal is the most devastating treaty in modern times. The survivability of the West is at stake with this deal, but the Obama administration doesn’t care. They continue to deceive the American people and their lying is amounting to a scandal worse than Watergate. Sen. Bob Corker was one of the Republicans who surrendered Congress’s treaty making power in the execution of the Iran Deal. Now, Corker is being considered as a vice presidential running mate for Donald Trump, but Trump should keep his distance from this guy.
“Also, that President Obama is going to visit Hiroshima. Will he stop at Pearl Harbor on his way? Obama has no appreciation for the U.S whatsoever and is just using his position to eviscerate our country and apologize.”