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GOP operatives coordinate anti-Trump movement via ad blitz


Fox News reports, Nov. 24, 2015, that as Donald Trump continues to dominate the polls (the latest Fox News poll has Trump with a record 28% support from primary voters), a “prominent GOP operative” and Republican donors with links to several other presidential candidates are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Trump to keep him from winning the nomination.

The “guerrilla campaign” is led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. Mair was also, briefly (one day), the online communications strategist for Scott Walker’s failed presidential campaign.

Liz Mair

Trump Card LLC’s goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from donors to “defeat and destroy” Trump. The donors will be anonymous because Trump Card would not have to disclose donors.

The super PAC supporting the candidacy of Ohio Gov. John Kasich is planning to air attack ads against Trump in New Hampshire. Trump Card LLC is also getting funding from donors backing candidates other than Kasich, including Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Trump Card wants $250,000 from the other GOP presidential campaigns to run anti-Trump TV, radio and web ads and to pitch opposition research to local stations in early-voting states.

In addition to the pro-Kasich and Trump Card groups, the super PAC associated with the fiscal conservative Club for Growth is trying to raise money to resume anti-Trump ads, after running a reported $1 million worth earlier this year in Iowa.

Some in the Republican establishment and GOP “donor class” fear the party will lose the general election if Trump wins the nomination, arguing his comments and views are alienating Hispanic and black voters. Liz Mair wrote in a memo obtained by The Journal:

“In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race. “he stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is done, Trump will be the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton will become president.”

The relationship between old guard Republicans and Trump has been rocky from the start. Trump had complained about being treated unfairly by the Republican National Committee and threatened to mount an independent candidacy. But he eventually signed a pledge stating he wouldn’t run as an independent and would support the nominee if he lost.

But after news broke about the concerted effort to undermine him, Trump is hinting he might consider breaking away. He said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week”: “We’ll see what happens. I have to be treated fairly.… If I’m treated fairly, I’m fine.”


40% of young Americans support government censorship of free speech

Freedom of speech is a fundamental tenet of the United States of America, understood by our Founding Fathers as an “unalienable right” given to all human beings (“endowed”) by God (“their Creator”). As stated in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

An alarming percentage of U.S. Millennials, however, as many as 4 out of 10, support government censorship, i.e., abridging the Constitutional right of freedom of speech of anyone who makes public statements “offensive” to “minorities”.

Millennials are those born between 1981 and 1997 who are 18 to 34 years old in 2015.

Jacob Poushter reports for PewResearchCenter, Nov. 20, 2015, that American Millennials are far more likely than older generations to say the government should be able to prevent people from saying offensive statements about minority groups, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data on free speech and media across the globe.

The poll comes at a time when America’s colleges and universities increasingly restrict free speech, in the name of racial and ethnic equality, “safe zones” and protecting delicate students from “micro-aggression”.

The survey asked people whether they believe that their fellow citizens should be able to make public statements that are offensive to minority groups, or whether the government should be able to prevent people from saying these things.

While Americans as a whole are less likely to favor government censorship of free speech than other countries, U.S. Millennials stood out as the group that most favors censorship. Here are the survey results for Americans:

  • Overall, 28% of Americans are pro-censorship; 67% support free speech.
  • 40% of Millennials are pro-censorship vs. 58% pro-free speech.
  • The elderly (ages 70-87) are most pro-free speech: 80% are for vs. 12% who favor censorship.
  • Women are more pro-censorship (33%) than men (23%).
  • Democrats are more pro-censorship (35%) than Independents (27%) or Republicans (18%).
  • Non-whites are more pro-censorship (38%) than white non-Hispanics (23%).
  • The less educated — those with only a high school education or less — are more pro-censorship (31%) than those with some college (29%) and those with a college degree or more (22%).

2015 Pew Survey on free speech - USA

Here’s how Americans compare with Europeans. No wonder Europe, especially Germany, seems helpless before the tide of Muslim “refugee” invaders.

2015 Pew Survey on free speech - Europe

It appears young Americans are just waiting for a demagogue to mold and mobilize them into a new Hitlerjeugend (Hitler Youth), Communist Youth League, or Maoist Red Guards.

Remember this?


The full context of what Ben Carson said about Terri Schiavo

Ben Carson is in another controversy.

This time it’s over what he said about the tragic case of Terri Schiavo — the woman who died in 2005 from dehydration and starvation, after years of legal and political battles, and 15 years after slipping into a coma that doctors later called a persistent vegetative state.

Terri Schiavo

On Nov. 14, 2015, Adam C. Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Carson disagreed with then-Florida governor Jeb Bush’ attempt to bypass court rulings to force the re-insertion of feeding tubes for Schiavo, and referred to the Terri Schiavo case as “much ado about nothing.”

Consistent with his reaction in previous controversies, Carson insisted in an exclusive to LifeSiteNews on Nov. 18 that his remarks had been “taken out of context and misinterpreted.” He said: “When I used the term ‘much ado about nothing,’ my point was that the media tried to create the impression that the pro-life community was nutty and going way overboard with the support of the patient.”

Ben Johnson reports for LifeSiteNews, Nov. 19, 2015, that some pro-life leaders remained uneasy after hearing Carson’s explanation, and numerous LifeSiteNews readers said they wished they could know “the context” via a full recording of the exchange between the Tampa Bay Times (TBT) reporter and Ben Carson.

The same day, Nov. 19, TBT reporter Adam C. Smith posted a full transcript of the exchange with Carson during the Florida GOP’s Sunshine Summit conference:

Times: Dr. Carson, a few years ago when Gov. Bush was in charge of the state, he and the Florida Legislature moved to overturn the court decision on Terri Schiavo to force the feeding tube to be reinserted. What was your view of that as a doctor at the time?

Carson: Well, I said at the time, “We face those kinds of issues all the time and while I don’t believe in euthanasia, you have to recognize that people that are in that condition do have a series of medical problems that occur that will take them out. And your job is to keep them comfortable throughout that process and not to treat everything that comes up.”

Times: Did you think it was appropriate for Congress and the Legislature to

Carson: I don’t think it needed to get to that level. I think it was much ado about nothing. Those things are taken care of every single day just the way I described.

From the transcript above, by “much ado about nothing,” Carson clearly was referring to the efforts by then Florida governor Jeb Bush to intervene in the Schiavo case in order to save her life.

Schiavo’s brother, Bobby Schindler, who leads the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and has praised Governor Bush’s handling of his sister’s case, said in a column that Carson’s followup comments are not reassuring. Schindler wrote in TBT‘s Buzz blog:

“I have deep respect for the accomplishments and commitment Dr. Carson has shown for life. But our family remains deeply troubled that in seeking to clarify his remarks, he has not unequivocally condemned what happened to my sister. In fact, his suggestion that simple ‘consensus’ among family members and health care providers could justify what happened to my sister is problematic. If I had agreed with Michael Schiavo (Terri’s husband) to starve and dehydrate my sister to death, would that have made it right?”

Orlando lawyer, John Stemberger, one of Florida’s most prominent social conservative activists, said Carson’s Schiavo comments have seriously damaged his appeal to many voters:

“I like Ben Carson a lot, but it is very disappointing that he does not even understand the basic pro-life principle that life begins at conception and ends at natural death. Terri was never in an active dying process. She was a severely disabled person who was killed through the brutal and painful process of starvation and dehydration. While Ben Carson may think this is ‘much to do about nothing,’ for most pro-life voters, it morally disqualifies him as a candidate. He is not thinking clearly about this matter and should reconsider his careless comments.”

Ben Carson has a painting in his home of himself in the foreground, with Jesus standing behind him.

Painting of young Carson and Jesus in hallway

Painting of young Carson and Jesus in hallway

Would our Lord Jesus Christ call Bush’s and others’ efforts to rescue Terri Schiavo “much ado about nothing”?

There are also important policy reasons for conservatives to be skeptical about Ben Carson, see Kelleigh Nelson’s article in NewsWithViews.


8 Syrians caught sneaking across U.S.-Mexico border. Obama threatens to veto refugee-vetting bill

Thanks to Obama and Congress, we already have a huge problem with Central American “migrants” illegally swarming across the U.S.-Mexico border. There have also been reports of Muslim terrorists among the illegal migrants.

Now add Syrian “refugees” to the border invaders.

Syrian refugees (Photo credit: Lynsey Addario/NYT)

Syrian refugees (Photo credit: Lynsey Addario/NYT)

Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz report for, Nov. 18, 2015, that two U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents told Breitbart Texas that 8 Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the federal agents said eight Syrians, in two separate “family units,” were apprehended on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the border in Laredo, Texas, also known officially as Port of Entry 1.

Lending credence to the agents’ claim, local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Hector Garza said that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector.

Garza, who is also a border patrol agent, told Breitbart Texas, “Border Patrol agents who we represent have been contacting our organization to voice concerns about reports from other agents that Syrians crossed the U.S. border from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. Our agents have heard about Syrians being apprehended in the area from other federal agents. At this time, I cannot confirm or deny that Syrians have crossed, for security reasons.”

Garza explained that in matters as sensitive as Syrians crossing the border from Mexico, it would be highly unlikely that federal agencies would publicize it or inform a broad group of law enforcement. But he said that NBPC Local 2455 is taking the reports seriously and that they “will be issuing an officer safety bulletin advising Border Patrol agents to exercise extra precautions as they patrol the border.”

Breitbart Texas can confirm that a Syrian did attempt to enter the U.S. illegally through Texas in late September. The Syrian was caught using a passport that belonged to someone else, but U.S. authorities decided against prosecuting anyone involved due to “circumstances.”

Obama favors illegals over vets

Meanwhile, POS Obama already is threatening to veto House bill H.R. 4038, aimed at strengthening Syrian refugee screening.

H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015 would “require that supplemental certifications and background investigations be completed prior to the admission of certain aliens as refugees, and for other purposes.”

Rep. Michael McCaul

The Wall Street Journal reports that House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas) and Rep. Richard Hudson (R., N.C.), introduced a bill late Tuesday, which would freeze and overhaul the process used to vet refugees. The FBI would replace the Department of Homeland Security as the primary agency in conducting background checks to certify that any incoming refugee isn’t a national-security threat. 

According to Fox News, the bill would require several top security officials to certify that each refugee is not a security threat to the U.S., before a refugee from Iraq or Syria can be admitted. 

Floor action on the bill may be as early as today, Nov. 19.

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)

Although several high-ranking House Democrats, including Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), said they would vote against the bill, saying its language would effectively freeze the program for years, the House is expected to easily pass the proposed bill.

The prospects in the Senate are unclear. That other POS, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), has also called for a “pause” in admitting Syrian refugees, but he hasn’t yet said whether the Senate would take up the bill.

Yesterday, Obama threatened to veto the bill, saying it would add unnecessary hurdles to an already-rigorous screening process. A White House statement insisted that the changes called for under the bill would create “significant delays and obstacles” for the existing vetting program, and that “Given the lives at stake and the critical importance to our partners in the Middle East and Europe of American leadership in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis … [Obama] would veto the bill.”

Blah, blah, blah.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Tell your representatives and senators to vote “Yes” on H.R. 4038: The American SAFE Act of 2015. To contact your reps, go here.

2. Tell Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, to take up H.R. 4028. Click here.

3. Sign Grassfire’s “Stop the Refugees from Jihadist Nations” petition. To sign, click here.

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State governors refuse Syrian refugees, 98% Muslim, who get staggeringly generous services from taxpayers

Yesterday morning, Donald Trump correctly tweeted that Obama is “insane” for flooding the U.S. with Syrian refugees since his administration doesn’t know who they are and if among them are members of ISIS.

Later that morning, as reported by Politico, Trump spoke to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham and said this about the refugees:

They send them to the Republicans, not to the Democrats, you know because they know the problem … why would we want to bother the Democrats? In California, you have a Democrat as a governor; in Florida you have [Republican] Rick Scott so they send them to the Republicans. Taking these people is absolutely insanity.”

According to the Associated Press, governors from both parties have accepted refugees, although the number is nearly double for GOP states. More than 1,000 Syrian refugees have been accepted into states with Republican governors since January 1, while just over 500 have moved to Democratic-led states. (The number of Republican governors outweighs Democrats, 31 to 18, however.)

Here’s a map showing where Syrian refugees were resettled:

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Syrian refugees in USA

The map, however, is dated, as 10,000 more Syrian refugees recently arrived in Louisiana, according to the Agence France Presse.

According to The New York Timesthe Obama administration will increase the number of worldwide refugees the U.S. accepts each year to 100,000 by 2017, a significant increase over the current annual cap of 70,000, and will explore ways to increase the overall limit of refugees beyond 100,000.

The number of state governors who are refusing to accept Syrian refugees is growing, to more than half by late Monday, Nov. 16, the majority of whom are GOP governors. The refusenik states are:

  1. Alabama
  2. Arkansas
  3. Arizona
  4. Florida
  5. Georgia
  6. Idaho
  7. Illinois
  8. Indiana
  9. Iowa
  10. Kansas
  11. Kentucky: Republican governor-elect, who will take office next month, also refused.
  12. Louisiana
  13. Maine
  14. Massachusetts
  15. Michigan
  16. Mississippi
  17. Nebraska
  18. New Hampshire
  19. New Jersey
  20. New Mexico
  21. North Carolina
  22. Ohio
  23. Oklahoma
  24. South Carolina
  25. Tennessee
  26. Texas
  27. Wisconsin

State leaders are upset because the federal government relocates Syrian refugees in their state without notifying them.

Already, a Syrian refugee resettled in Louisiana is reported missing.

According to WBRZ, Catholic Charities, the refugee resettlement group that resettled that refugee said the immigrant left for another state after a couple of days, and they don’t know where the refugee went since they don’t track them.

Catholic Charities, like all the other “voluntary agencies” that resettle refugees (as well as illegal immigrants), is not doing this gratis but is paid by the government taxpayers.

Liberty News recently published an audio recording of a phone call between a representative of Refugee Services of Texas and a man posing as a potential volunteer.

As summarized by The American Mirror, the services given to refugees, all paid for by taxpayers, are “staggering”. They include:

  • $925 of “welcome money” per person.
  • Being picked up at the airport
  • Finding and securing an apartment
  • Setting up the apartment “so it’s livable” with a Walmart gift card to buy “all the items needed for the refugee’s apartment.”
  • Providing bus orientation
  • Transporting them to Social Security office to apply for card
  • Helping find employment
  • 8 weeks of English as Second Language (ESL) classes
  • A job readiness class after they “graduate” from the ESL class. There, they’re taught how to compete against Americans for jobs by learning “how to be professional in the United States, how to fill out a job application.”
  • Sign up for a few “cash assistance programs” but refugees supposedly are only eligible to enroll in one.

According to Liberty News, Refugee Services of Texas is “one of the largest networks set to receive Syrian refugees,” received $1,243,000 in tax dollars last year. That amount is expected to “increase significantly” this fiscal year.

New Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is calling for a “pause” in the refugee program, citing national security risks in the wake of the Paris attacks. (Washington Post)

And if you think the Syrian “refugees” being “resettled” in the U.S. are Christians, think again.

Less than 2½% (or 53) of the 2,151 Syrian “refugees” currently in the U.S. — the ones we can track — are Christian. As many as 97.5% (or 2,098) are Muslims. (Source: CNSNews, h/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV)

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On Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, moved to kill funds for Obama’s plan to bring 85,000-100,000 refugees to the United States. Demanding hearings on the plan, Sessions said that the cost to resettle the refugees could soar past $55 billion and they would be allowed to receive housing, welfare and food stamps. (Washington Examiner)


Trump calls Obama “insane” to flood U.S. with Syrian refugees

Donald Trump began his day with a tweet early this morning, in which he asks if Barack Obama is “insane” since no one seems to know know who the Syrian refugees “pouring into” America are — whether some of them are ISIS jihadists.

Trump Syrian refugees tweet

Here are some of the useful idiot tweets in response to Trump, which go to show we have more to fear from some Americans than from Muslim “refugees”:

Ryn Weaver: “you’re insane”

V: “the only one that is insane here, is you”

Kaoru: “How were you able to live so long being so stupid?”

Steve2016: “Go home, Donald. You’re drunk.”

TimO’Tree: “is your wife Isis…we don’t know.”

Christopher Allen: “come on, Twitter, let’s get this picture of my dog more retweets than this hateful bigot”

Steve Peer: “Human compassion is neither Liberal nor Conservative. Ending suffering is strength, not weakness”

hungry alan: “it is not safe there this why they want to come here”

Joshua Kail: “best way to make new terrorists is to treat innocent people as if they already were just because of a maybe” and “letting in the refugees is a risk. I live in a refugee center city. I am willing to take it.”

Kelly Doyle: “I would take in a Syrian Refugee. I think I will pursue it.”

Liberal Hippie Queen: “Only 10,000 and they are being heavily vetted by Homeland Security. Stop the lies and the fear mongering”

Lastly, here’s the Left’s favorite card — the racist accusation — from a tweeter who obviously received his education from public schools:

What is sleep: “do you actually have no problem with being a blatant rascist [sic] or does your hotels [sic] and money make it acceptable”

Trump is right about the Obama administration not knowing who the Syrian refugees are.

Rep. Michael McCaul

On September 10, 2015, in an interview with Fox News, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said (Breitbart):

 “We’re a compassionate nation . . . but I also have to be concerned as Chairman of Homeland Security about the safety of Americans in this country . . . . [T]he FBI testified . . . that we don’t really have the proper databases on these individuals to vet them passed and to assure we’re not allowing terrorists to come into this country . . . . We don’t know who these people are and . . . until we know who they are, we cannot responsibly bring them into the United States. Both the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have told me privately that they don’t support bringing in Syrian refugees because of the threat they pose to Americans.” 


We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 110th Caption Contest!

Honestly, this contest elicited so many funny (and deservedly off-color) captions, choosing a winner was difficult. In my judgment, everyone of the captions you’ll see below deserves to be first-place.

But as usual, the FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 110th Caption Contest, with one #1 vote and two #2 vote, totaling 7 points is . . .

Zorro! Snoopy dance

Here’s his winning caption:

Boehner pals with POS

Lola and dee are both in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points. Here are their respective captions:

Barry giggles in anticipation of seeing John’s Lucky Charms.

Now that I’m not speaker, sweety, I will have more free time for you.

cynkading, LAH, Jo and truckjunkie are all in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 3 points. Here are their respective captions:

We have had a good run you and I!!!

Beohner thinks to himself “Joe Biden is right, he seems to be a pretty clean negro”.

No, seriously! There really are people that think Michelle is a woman!

Ohhh-Barry,I can’t WAIT to get you in the sack!!

Another Lola caption, MomOfIV and Sharon Odehnal are all in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

Matching Ties. Matching Lies.

politicians don’t retire, they simply fade, fade away……into corporate lobbyist positions!

“Meet me at midnight Barry, same place we always go!”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Zorro!

Here’s your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, click here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting caption contest!

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