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Secretary of State John Kerry: The Bible commands us to confront ‘climate change’ and especially protect Muslims

On September 3, 2014, at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry claimed that Scripture, in particular the Book of Genesis, says it is the United States’ “responsibility” to “confront climate change” and to especially protect Muslims from its effects.

In the video snippet below, Kerry says:

“When Shaarik started drafting the U. S. strategy on religious leader and faith community engagement, he began with two words: Religion matters. We’re making that a mantra here in the State Department, in our foreign policy. Our [U.S. and Muslims] fates are inextricably linked on any number of things that we must confront and deal with in policy concepts today. Our fates are inextricably linked on the environment. For many of us, respect for God’s creation also translates into a duty to protect and sustain his first creation — Earth, the planet. Before God created man, he created heavens and earth. Confronting climate change is in the long run one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid out in Scriptures, clearly, beginning in Genesis. And Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable. Our response to this challenge ought to be rooted in a sense of stewardship for Earth. And for me and for many of us today, that responsibility comes from God.”

There are so many things wrong with Kerry’s speech, I’m at a loss where to begin. Here are some:

  1. “Religion matters”? By their behavior and in countless ways, the Obama administration makes clear that the only “religion” that “matters” is Islam. As an example: of the 12,587 Syrian refugees “resettled” in the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, 99.2% (or 12,486) are Muslims. Only 0.5% (or 68) are Christians. (CNS News)
  2. Where in the Bible does it say that Earth is God’s “first creation”?
  3. There was no Islam and no Muslims when the Bible was written, for good reason, as Islam was founded more than half a century after Christ.
  4. There is no mention of “climate change” anywhere in the Bible.
  5. How are Muslim-majority countries — most of which are desert countries — “most vulnerable” to “climate change”? Mark my words: Kerry is preparing the groundwork for Muslim countries to demand “reparations” for being victims of “climate change”. See “Third World countries want more than $10oB a year as ‘climate change’ reparations“.
  6. And lastly, there is no man-made “climate change” or what used to called “global warming”. The global warming Nazis switched their terminology to “climate change” because scientific data show there has been no global warming in the past 10 years and more. (See “UK’s national weather service: Global cooling for last 10 years”.) In fact, because of the lack of solar activity, solar scientists now say there will be another Little Ice Age in 2030. The last one was 300 years ago. (Independent)

YouTube commenter streetrace442 says it best:

“Really?  This coming from the very party who one, doesn’t believe the Bible. Two: Believes God can be voted out of existence. Three: Doesn’t believe He exist to begin with. Four: Never has read the Bible.”

By “Believes God can be voted out of existence,” streetrace442 was referring to the 2012 Democratic National Convention when, in a voice vote, the delegates thrice voted to exclude any mention of God from the Democratic Party platform.

See also:

H/t Breitbart and FOTM‘s Lola


Hillary Clinton wore an ear phone at Commander-in-Chief Forum

Last night, NBC’s Matt Lauer hosted a live townhall event — the Commander In Chief Forum in New York City — wherein he separately interviewed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on national security, military affairs and veterans issues in front of an audience mainly made up of members of the military.

Conservative actor James Woods, a rare breed in Hollywood, tweeted this:


Here’s the HD image of Hillary with the ear piece in her left ear:

Here’s another HD close-up view:

Woods also tweeted a Clinton email from the WikiLeaks archive in which Huma Abedin asked Hillary, “Did u take your earpiece or do I need to get it?”

Below is a screenshot I took of the PDF of Abedin’s email of September 23, 2009 to Hillary, from WikiLeaks. You can see it for yourself by going here.


Woods then linked to an article by TruePundit which reported that Hillary was wearing an earpiece to receive “stealth coaching” during the NBC live town hall event.

According to TruePundit, “NYPD sources involved with the NBC forum’s security detail confirm Clinton was wearing an ‘inductive earpiece,’ the same technology employed by almost all lead Broadway actors to receive forgotten lines and stealth off-stage cues from directors. The flesh-colored earbud is easily concealed. There are no wires running directly to the ear like you see with the units employed by Secret Service protection detail personnel.” The article goes on to provide technical details about the earpiece, asserting that it is “almost invisible to anyone” and is “normally issued to law enforcement or corporate security teams.”

Note: I tried to access TruePundit, but got a “500 Internal Server Error” message. Hmm….

Below are a picture and description of Inductive Earpiece from Professional Sound Corporation:

inductive-earpieceProfessional Sound Corporation® has met the high demands for discrete cueing with the development of the Inductive Earpiece. This inductive cueing system is quite simple to use. Audio is transmitted from any source via an inductive loop. The talent [actor] can wear a small, flexible neck loop which couples audio via a low level magnetic field into a hearing aid style earpiece. Alternately, a perimeter or “room loop” may be used to encircle an entire room or stage allowing many people to receive the same cue. Both of these two uses allow the talent to receive a discrete cue on camera.

The Professional Sound Corporation® Inductive Earpiece is routinely used for cueing of news anchors, actors, stage performers, dancers, and other on camera personalities. Its small size can be worn by both adults and children alike. It is made of a flesh color ABS plastic to provide better on camera concealment. The PSC Inductive Earpiece comes complete with a cleaning brush, ear swabs, a supply of batteries and an attractive carry case. This small Inductive Earpiece comes with a 90 day, limited warranty.

Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars writes:

This is not the first time Clinton has faced charges that she was wearing an earpiece during a crucial event – similar claims were made after her appearance in front of the House Select Benghazi Hearing in October last year.

Of course, the earpiece could have just been a hearing aid, although there doesn’t appear to be any admission or record of Hillary wearing one in the past.

Go see it for yourself. Here’s the full video of the forum. Hillary was the first to be interviewed.

Here are screenshots I took of Hillary at the 4:10 and 5:06 marks of the video. I painted the yellow arrows pointing to something secreted inside her left ear right above her gold ball earring.


Note from Eowyn on Sept. 9, 2016: One day after I published this post, the video above has already been taken down as you can see for yourself. Below is a replacement:

By the way, there’s photographic evidence that Barack Obama wore an ear piece in the third presidential debate in 2012. (See my post “Was Obama wearing an ear phone in 3rd debate?“)

Here’s a close-up pic:


H/t “Barry Soetoro” and FOTM‘s Sherry


Why Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton in a landslide

Hillary For Prison 2016

Why Donald Trump will beat Hillary Clinton in Landslide

by A. Phillip Charles, The Politik, August 4, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Politik is predicting that on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump will win a landslide election, to become the 45th President of the United States.

2012 and 2016

In 2012, Barack Obama won reelection with 65.9 million votes.  Mitt Romney finished 5 million votes behind, at 60.9 million.  That earned Obama 332 electoral votes to Romney’s 206.

Just four years earlier, Obama had become the first African American ever to be elected president of the United States, winning the highest amount of votes (69.5 million) by any presidential candidate in history.  Despite his historic nature and relative popularity, his margin of victory decreased from 2008. Consequently, Obama became the first incumbent in seven decades to get reelected with fewer electoral votes and a lower popular vote percentage.

Obama lost approximately 3.6 million votes from 2008 to 2012.  Romney gained slightly on 2008 candidate John McCain’s 59.9 million.

The takeaway from the 2012 election, as it relates to 2016, is that Barack Obama was a once in a lifetime type of candidate.  The first African-American candidate.  He was young.  He was fresh and his candidacy embodied the sort of ‘change’ that so many dissatisfied American’s felt following a long war in Iraq and the financial collapse of the U.S. housing market.

And despite all that popularity, enthusiasm and African-American turnout, he still only attained 51.1% of the popular vote in 2012.

Hillary Clinton stands no chance of besting the numbers of Barack Obama from 2012.  She is far less popular.  She has far less charisma.  She does not inspire enthusiasm, and she comes with a lifetime of corrupt decisions and illegal behavior.

Primary Changes by the Numbers

In 2008, the last time the Democrats did not have an incumbent on the ticket, they had approximately 38 million Primary voters.  In 2016, that number slipped to approximately 30 million.  A loss of 8 million primary voters.

In 2008, Republicans had 21 million primary voters.  In 2012, the number slipped to 19 million.  In 2016 however, the GOP had over 30 million primary voters – approximately 9-10 million more than 2008.

That is a change of approximately 17-18 million voters in favor of the GOP.

John McCain lost by 10 million votes.

Mitt Romney lost by 5 million votes.

And since 2008, the Democrats have lost 8 million primary voters while the GOP has gained about 10 million.

Donald Trump the Rock Star

Trump is the most popular and captivating candidate the party has nominated since Ronald Reagan.  A successful businessman, Trump has been in the world spotlight for years and became a household name over the past decade with a successful reality TV show on NBC, ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Celebrity Apprentice’.

His name adorns buildings, casinos and resorts all over the world.

Everywhere he has gone, for over a year now, throngs of fans and voters stand in lines thousands deep and hours long.  In early August, in a Daytona Beach arena, Trump drew 8,000 screaming fans, while Hillary could only muster a few hundred the same day at a high school gym in Colorado.  Later that night, in Jacksonville, Trump drew 15,000 people.  This is a normal occurrence on the campaign trail.

Again, Hillary inspires no confidence in voters.  Donald Trump has to turn away far more fans that Clinton can even draw at a campaign event.  This is meaningful as it relates to who actually will make an effort to vote.

To prove how far his national appeal is, Trump won big in every region of the map:  Northeast, Southeast, South, Midwest, Rust Belt, Northwest, West and Southwest.  He won more primary votes than any candidate in the history of the party, and he did so with 17 candidates running.

He won a landslide primary, in a year in which three very popular elected officials from the big states of Texas, Florida and Ohio were running against him.  That alone made it impossible for almost any candidate besides Ted Cruz in Texas, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio in Florida and John Kasich in Ohio, to win.  Not only did Trump win, but did so with ease.

The Democrats’ Minority Problem

One myth among the typical media narrative is that Republicans have a minority voter problem.  In reality, it’s the Democrats that do.  In 2012, when Barack Obama won only 51% of the vote, it took him winning the black vote 93-6, and it also required historically high turnout from that group.

Hillary, at minimum, needs to match Obama’s 93-6 margin with black voters, and needs every single black voter that turned out in 2012.  That isn’t going to happen.  She may achieve the margin.  She won’t come close to getting the same turnout.

The Democrats have an electoral problem, in that they need 95% of the black vote, with large turnout, just to win a general election.

Not only is a problem today, but it’s a far bigger problem for them in the future.  As groups of a demographic grow in size, they also become more diverse.  The chances are that Blacks will vote less and less for Democrat in the future, as they grow in size and diversify from evolution.

The GOP has been Destroying Democrats in elections since 2009

When it comes to elections, the GOP has been faring better against Democrats over the last 7 years, than they ever have previously.  In 2010, the GOP took back the House of Representatives with a 63-seat pickup, and also grabbed control of 29 of 50 governorships and gained 690 seats in state legislatures.

Then in 2014, The Republicans won 16 seats from Democrats, while only three Republican-held seats turned Democratic. The Republicans achieved their largest majority in the House since 1928.  Combined with the Republican gains made in 2010, the total number of Democratic-held House seats lost under Barack Obama’s presidency in midterm elections rose to 77 with the 2014 midterms.

Other than Barack Obama’s unimpressive reelection against Mitt Romney in 2012, the Democrats have been losing every type of election imaginable to Republicans.

The Variable Factors

Hillary Clinton is also on the losing end of almost all variables that play in elections.

  1. She is the incumbent party seeking a third consecutive term, which is rarely a good thing
  1. The Economy is not producing with 90 million unemployed Americans and only 1.2 % growth.
  1. ISIS and Terrorism is striking all over the western world and within the United States borders.  The Democrats refuse to even say the phrase “Islamic Terrorism.”
  1. Nearly 80% of the country thinks the United States is going in the wrong direction and Hillary Clinton has been directly involved in government for the last 25 years.  In these times, experience is not a good thing.
  1. Trump is unabashedly pro-American while the Democrats give off a perception that they are embarrassed by being associated as an American.
  1. Trump has taken strong positions on two issues that are driving massive new voters to him:  Immigration and Free Trade.  Both of these issues hit right at the heart of the forgotten middle class, that has seen their jobs traded away oversees by their own elected officials.
  1. Over the past 70 or so years, typically the more physically overpowering ticket wins.  Trump/Pence or Clinton/Kaine?  Who seems tougher to you?
  1. Her husband Bill Clinton never received even half of the vote during his two Electoral College victories in 1992 and 1996.  The Clintons are not as popular as the media would have you believe.
  1. Hillary doesn’t have the heart of her party’s voters.  Bernie Sanders did.  And unfortunately for the Democrats, the heart of their party’s voters lost.
  1. Trump, on the hand, is the heart of the party and beat the powerful interests groups trying to steal it from him and his record setting amount of voters.

The Secret-Trump Vote

Don’t even bother looking at a poll.  If they were any accurate or valuable at predicting, then the people who ran them would be billionaires.

As we learned from the DNC-WikiLeaks scandal, the Democratic Party and Mainstream Media manipulate polls for nothing other than headlines and talking points, meant to drive narratives and suppress Republican turnout.

Instead, think of the facts.

In 2012, the voting age population was 235 million, but only 129 million voted.

Both parties left a possible 106 million votes on the table.

Because of Donald Trump’s candidacy, all the rules have been thrown out.  We’ve seen that few of the old political playbook tricks work against him.  Money being spent by his opponents have all gone to waste.

We saw every single professional political pundit in the country get the entire primary season wrong – on both sides.

The media and their phony polling consultants don’t have any clue what turnout will look like.  If they did, they wouldn’t have bungled their Trump and Clinton predictions so badly in the primaries.

What we do know is that Trump is attracting voters from all over the map and into the Republican fold, just to vote for him.  It’s how he unexpectedly massacred 16 opponents in the primary.

It’s how he will massacre Hillary Clinton in the general election.

When the media tells you that this race is close or that Hillary is leading, just simply laugh it all off.

This election is already over and Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.

Hillary for Prison 2016

Phillip Charles’ analysis and figures are compelling, but Hillary and the Dems will resort to massive voter fraud, and the GOP is crippled by that curséd 1982 Consent Decree that forbids the RNC to challenge voter fraud and, in so doing, effectively gives the Democrats a carte blanche to commit voter fraud.

If you haven’t read it, please see “Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud” and weep . . . .

H/t FOTM‘s maziel


New Obama executive order on presidential transition shows he really will leave office

Obama, elected in 2008 and reelected in 2012 to a second term, is now a lame duck, with less than 8 months left to go.

Periodically, there are some in the Alternative Media who whisper that he would engineer some major crisis so as to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution and the 2016 presidential election, in order to stay in the White House indefinitely. See, for example:

Three days ago on May 6, 2016, the White House issued another one of his many executive orders, this time on instructions to the executive branch’s bureaucracies to facilitate, via the establishment of a White House Transition Coordinating Council, the expected soon-to-come presidential transition for whoever will be elected President of the Untied [sic] States this November.

Below is the executive order in its entirety.

St. Mike-be gone!

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 06, 2016

Executive Order — Facilitation of a Presidential Transition


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 7301 of title 5, United States Code, and the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended, and to assist the Presidential transition, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. The peaceful transition of power has long been a hallmark of American democracy. It is the policy of the United States to undertake all reasonable efforts to ensure that Presidential transitions are well-coordinated and effective, without regard to party affiliation.

Sec. 2. Establishment of the White House Transition Coordinating Council. (a) To facilitate the Presidential transition, including assisting and supporting the transition efforts of the transition teams of eligible candidates, there is established a White House Transition Coordinating Council.

(b) The White House Transition Coordinating Council shall be composed of the following officials or their designees:

(i) Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, who shall serve as Chair;

(ii) Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, who shall serve as Vice Chair;

(iii) Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Implementation;

(iv) Counsel to the President;

(v) Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel;

(vi) Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;

(vii) Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism;

(viii) Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director, National Economic Council;

(ix) Director of National Intelligence;

(x) Director of the Office of Management and Budget;

(xi) Administrator of General Services;

(xii) Federal Transition Coordinator;

(xiii) the transition representative for each eligible candidate, who shall serve in an advisory capacity;  and

(xiv) any other executive branch official the President determines appropriate.

(c) The White House Transition Coordinating Council shall:

(i) provide guidance to executive departments and agencies (agencies) and the Federal Transition Coordinator regarding preparations for the Presidential transition, including succession planning and preparation of briefing materials;

(ii) facilitate communication and information sharing between the transition representatives of eligible candidates and senior employees in agencies and the Executive Office of the President, including the provision of information relevant to facilitating the personnel aspects of a Presidential transition and such other information that, in the Council’s judgment, is useful and appropriate, as long as providing such information is not otherwise prohibited by law; and

(iii) prepare and host interagency emergency preparedness and response exercises.

(d) In order to obtain a wide range of facts and information on prior transitions and best practices, the White House Transition Coordinating Council, its members, or their designees may seek information from private individuals, including individuals in outside organizations, who have significant experience or expertise in Presidential transitions. The White House Transition Coordinating Council, its members, or their designees shall endeavor to obtain such facts and information from individuals representing a range of bipartisan or nonpartisan viewpoints. If the White House Transition Coordinating Council, its members, or their designees find it necessary to seek advice from private individuals or outside organizations, such counsel should be sought in a manner that seeks individual advice and does not involve collective judgment or deliberation.

Sec. 3. Establishment of the Agency Transition Directors Council. (a) To implement the guidance provided by the White House Transition Coordinating Council and to coordinate transition activities across agencies, there is established an Agency Transition Directors Council.

(b) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall be composed of the following officials or their designees:

(i) Federal Transition Coordinator, who shall serve as Co-Chair;

(ii) Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget, who shall serve as Co-Chair;

(iii) a senior career representative from each agency described in section 901(b)(1) of title 31, United States Code, the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Government Ethics, and the National Archives and Records Administration whose responsibilities include leading Presidential transition efforts within the agency;

(iv) during a year in which a Presidential election will be held, a transition representative for each eligible candidate, who shall serve in an advisory capacity;

(v) a senior career representative from any other agency determined by the Co-Chairs to be an agency that has significant responsibilities relating to the Presidential transition process; and

(vi) other senior employees serving in the Executive Office of the President, as determined by the President.

(c) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall:

(i) ensure the Federal Government has an integrated strategy for addressing interagency challenges and responsibilities around Presidential transitions and turnover of non-career appointees;

(ii) coordinate transition activities among the Executive Office of the President, agencies, and the transition team of eligible candidates and the President-elect and Vice-President-elect;

(iii) draw on guidance provided by the White House Transition Coordinating Council and lessons learned from previous Presidential transitions in carrying out its duties;

(iv) assist the Federal Transition Coordinator in identifying and carrying out his or her responsibilities relating to a Presidential transition;

(v) provide guidance to agencies in gathering briefing materials and information relating to the Presidential transition that may be requested by eligible candidates;

(vi) ensure materials and information described in subparagraph (v) of this subsection are prepared not later than November 1 of the year during which a Presidential election is held;

(vii) ensure agencies adequately prepare career employees who are designated to fill non-career positions during a Presidential transition; and

(viii) consult with the President’s Management Council, or any successor thereto, in carrying out its duties.

(d) The Agency Transition Directors Council shall meet:

(i) subject to subparagraph (ii) of this subsection, not less than once per year; and

(ii) during the period beginning on the date that is 6 months before a Presidential election and ending on the date on which the President-elect is inaugurated, on a regular basis as necessary to carry out its duties and authorities.

Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to a department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) The terms “eligible candidate,” “Federal Transition Coordinator,” and “Presidential election” shall have the same meaning as those terms used in the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, as amended. The term “President’s Management Council” shall have the same meaning as that term is used in the Presidential Memorandum of July 11, 2001.

(d) This order is intended only to facilitate the transition and is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.


May 6, 2016.

Where he really should go on January 20, 2017.

Where he really should go on January 20, 2017.

Do you believe him? Sound off!


Franklin Graham: America will not come back

I received this as an email that’s gone viral. It’s a speech purportedly delivered by Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, in January 2015.

TruthOrFiction has verified the speech to be true.

Below is the email in its entirety.

Franklin Graham

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.

Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida in January, 2015, when he said America will not come back. He wrote:

“The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012 in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell’s America.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status. People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

The cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the strings on their puppet have brought us Act 2 of the New World Order. The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has been told.

Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness.

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H/t FOTM‘s maziel


Ted Cruz’s undisclosed $1M loan from Goldman Sachs

Heidi and Ted Cruz, March 23, 2015, Lynchburg, VA. (Photo Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Heidi and Ted Cruz, March 23, 2015, Lynchburg, VA. (Photo Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Senator Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is head of the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of the Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs, on a temporary “leave” because of Ted’s presidential campaign.

Heidi Cruz is also a former investment banker for J.P. Morgan and a “historical member” of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), for which she served as a member of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on the Future of North America, which a North American Union. (See “Is Ted Cruz an advocate of a North American Union?“)

Although Heidi Cruz presently is on leave, she was fully working for Goldman Sachs in 2012 when Ted obtained a low-interest $1 million loan from her employer for his senatorial campaign. To top it off, Ted Cruz did not disclose the loan as he is required by law.

The New York Times reports on Jan. 13, 2016, that campaign finance reports show that in the critical weeks before the May 2012 GOP primary, Ted Cruz put “personal funds” totaling $960,000 into his Senate campaign. Two months later, shortly before a scheduled runoff election, he added more, bringing the total to $1.2 million — “which is all we had saved,” as Cruz described it in an interview.

But a review of personal financial disclosures that Cruz filed later with the Senate does not show a liquidation of assets that would have accounted for all the money he spent on his campaign. What it does show, however, is that in the first half of 2012, Ted and Heidi Cruz obtained a low-interest loan from Goldman Sachs, as well as another one from Citibank. The loans totaled $750,000 and eventually increased to $1 million before being paid down later that year. Both loans had floating interest rates around 3%, generally in line with rates available to wealthy borrowers at that time.

Neither loan appears in reports filed by Cruz’s senate campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Candidates are required to disclose the source of money they borrow to finance their campaigns. Other campaigns have been investigated and fined for failing to make such disclosures, which are intended to inform voters and prevent candidates from receiving special treatment from lenders.

A spokeswoman for Cruz’s presidential campaign, Catherine Frazier, acknowledged that the loan from Goldman Sachs, drawn against the value of the Cruzes’ brokerage account, was a source of money for the Senate race, but insisted that the failure to report the loan was “inadvertent” and that there had been no attempt to hide anything. Frazier did not address whether the Citibank loan was used also for Cruz’s Senate race.

Former election commission lawyer who specializes in campaign finance law Kenneth Gross, however, disagrees.

Gross said that listing a bank loan in an annual Senate ethics report — which deals only with personal finances — would not satisfy the requirement that it be promptly disclosed to election officials during a campaign: “They’re two different reporting regimes. The law says if you get a loan for the purpose of funding a campaign, you have to show the original source of the loan, the terms of the loan and you even have to provide a copy of the loan document to the Federal Election Commission.”

Specifically, in failing to report the two bank loans to the FEC, Cruz violated:

  • 52 USC 30104 (b)(2) (6), which requires the committee of a federal candidate to disclose on a report filed “loans made by or guaranteed by the candidate”; and
  • 52 USC 30104(b)(4)(d), which requires the reporting of “repayment of loans made by or guaranteed by the candidate”.

ZeroHedge points out that someone will have to file an official complaint against Cruz, and the FEC could impose fines. But if evidence emerges that his failure to disclose the loans was ‘knowing and willful,’ he could be criminally prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice, according to campaign finance experts.

Aside from Ted Cruz’s dishonesty in not reporting the loans to the FEC, there is also the matter of his hypocrisy.

In 2012 when he ran for the Senate as a darling of the Tea Party, and in his current presidential campaign, Ted Cruz presents himself as a populist for the “little man,” against Wall Street bailouts and the influence of big banks in Washington. Recently, when asked about the political clout of Goldman Sachs in particular, he replied:

“Like many other players on Wall Street and big business, they seek out and get special favors from government.”

As financial analyst Martin Armstrong puts it:

The dishonesty here is that Cruz has pretended to stand against the bankers…. I am sorry. But Cruz is bought and paid for and would be in the pocket of the New York Banks no different than Hillary, Bush, or the rest of them who take money from this crowd. You do not forget to report a loan from Goldman Sachs when your wife is a managing director. Come on. How stupid do we have to be to entertain this excuse?

See also:


Betrayal: GOP funds Planned Parenthood, Syrian “refugees” and amnesty for illegals

Someone please tell me why we had voted a Republican majority to the House and Senate?

Tweedledee & Tweedledum

House Republicans, led by new Speaker Paul Ryan, have completely caved in and given their approval to a $1.67 trillion, 2,100-page, debt-ridden omnibus spending bill. 

In so doing, the Republicans are stabbing in the back Americans who had voted for them in the 2014 mid-term elections by funding:

  1. Obama’s massive wave of “refugees” from Syria and other terror-risk countries (170,000 people in 2016 alone!).
  2. Obama’s 2012 radical amnesty agenda for illegal “immigrants,” sanctuary cities and the release of criminal aliens.
  3. Massive increase in H-2B visas for foreign labor used to displace American workers.
  4. Obama’s climate change agenda.
  5. Fully funding Planned Parenthood, 5 months after a series of videos showed Planned Parenthood officials haggling over the price of unborn baby parts and discussing illegal partial-birth abortions.

All this, while increasing the federal deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars.

House members were given little time to actually read the spending bill. Congressman David Brat (R-VA), who voted an emphatic “No” on the bill, said in an email that 2,100-page bill was dropped on his desk at 1:30 AM Wednesday morning.

Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman, a board member of the Center for Medical Progress that conducted the undercover video investigations, says the funding shows “the corrupt, establishment Republicans are once again walking lockstep with the pro-abortion Democrats to give the criminal enterprise Planned Parenthood more money. Over the past six months, we have proven that Planned Parenthood routinely engages in gross criminal conduct that includes profiting from the sale of fetal body parts, changing the abortion procedure to put their profits ahead of women’s safety, and killing children that were born alive.”

And to think Paul Ryan actually calls himself a Roman Catholic. steaming-turd-smiley-emoticon

Breitbart rightly calls the Ryan-Pelosi deal a “total and complete sell-out of the American people”.

Sources: LifeSiteNews;