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Jimmy Carter breaks ranks with Dems: Defends Trump; dismisses Russia election-tampering

At a time when President Trump is criticized, albeit thinly-veiled, by another Republican president, George W. Bush, a Democratic president is rallying to Trump’s defense.

In a stunning interview with the New York Times, which was archly reported by the Times‘ opinion columnist Maureen Dowd on October 21, 2017, former President Jimmy Carter, now 93 years old, broke ranks with the Democratic Party on a number of issues.

(1) Russia and the 2016 Election

Carter dismisses his party’s and the MSM’s insistent claims, despite a lack of any evidence after 9 months of investigation, that Russia had colluded with President Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

Asked if the Russians had “purloined” the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton, Carter replied, referring to his wife Rosalyn who “looked over archly,” that “Rosie and I have a difference of opinion on that.” Carter then said:

“I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes.”

Carter is also not as bothered as some by Trump’s alleged bromance with Russian President Vladimir Putin: “At the Carter Center, we deal with Putin and the Russians quite frequently concerning Syria.”

(2) The Media

Carter criticizes the media for their biased coverage of President Trump:

“I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about. I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”

(3) President Trump

(a) Asked whether Trump is “souring” America’s image in the world, Carter replied:

“Well, he might be escalating it but I think that precedes Trump. The United States has been the dominant character in the whole world and now we’re not anymore. And we’re not going to be. Russia’s coming back and India and China are coming forward.”

(b) Carter likes Trump’s initiative reaching out to Saudi Arabia, and thinks Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner could succeed where others have failed because “I’ve seen in the Arab world, including the Palestinian world, the high esteem that they pay to a member of one’s own family.”

(c) Asked whether Trump is deepening racial divisions via his stance on NFL players’ refusal to stand for the National Anthem, Carter said, “Yes, I think he is exacerbating it. But maybe not deliberately.” Carter also objects to the NFL’s take-a-knee protests: “I think they ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate. I would rather see all the players stand during the American anthem.”

(4) Barack Obama

Carter is critical of Obama’s record in foreign policy:

  • On the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Carter thinks there’s not much hope now that Israelis will ever permit a two-state solution because Obama “made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.”
  • On North Korea, Carter blames Obama for refusing to talk to North Korea more.
  • On Yemen, Carter laments the fact that Obama joined in the bombing of Yemen, which Carter says is the most interesting place he’s ever been.

(5) Hillary Clinton

(a) Carter implicitly criticized both Obama and the Clintons for the money they rake in for speeches (Obama makes$400,000 a speech):

“I don’t care if he [Obama] gets rich or Clinton gets rich or whatever. I don’t want to get into a bragging position; I’m not trying to do that. But I announced when I was defeated I was not going to be on corporate boards, I was not going to try to enrich myself with speeches. I was patterning my policy after Harry Truman.”

(b) Carter also implicitly criticizes the Clintons for their corrupt Clinton Foundation, saying, “Rosie and I put money in the Carter Center. We never take any out.”

(c) Carter offered the information that he had voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary! (Nevertheless, Jimmy Carter did endorse Hillary Clinton, who advocates late-term abortion, when she became the Democratic Party’s nominee.)

Lastly, Carter volunteers for a diplomatic mission to North Korea on behalf of the United States because the “unpredictable” Kim Jong-un makes him more nervous than his father, Kim Jong-il. Carter believes that if Kim Jr. thinks Trump will act against him, he could do something pre-emptive:

“I’m afraid, too, of a situation. I don’t know what they’ll do. Because they want to save their regime. And we greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea. Particularly to Kim Jong-un. He’s never, so far as I know, been to China. And they have no relationship. Kim Jong-il did go to China and was very close to them. I think he’s now got advanced nuclear weaponry that can destroy the Korean Peninsula and Japan, and some of our outlying territories in the Pacific, maybe even our mainland.”

H/t Will Shanley

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~Eowyn

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Proggies love Trump’s tax plan…when told it’s Bernie’s

Better than “whatever” Trump is proposing. Skulls full of mush…

Good job Campus Reform!

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Miley Cyrus takes back vow to leave country over Trump

Oh goodie…she’s here to stay.

From NY Post: Miley Cyrus is taking back her vow to leave the United States if Donald Trump became president. She’s still happily residing in the country after the election and says now she has zero plans to leave.

“I’m not f–king leaving the country, that’s some ignorant s—t, that’s dumb,” the singer told NME Friday. “Because that’s me abandoning my country when I think I’ve got a good thing to say to my country. And trust me, I hear every day on my Instagram, ‘Just leave already! When are you going to leave?’ Well, that’s not going to do me any good. Does it really matter where I am? Because wherever I am, my f–king voice is gonna be heard, and I’ll make sure of it.

The 24-year-old, who has a new album out titled “Younger Now,” admitted to the publication she was a vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. One of the songs, named “Inspired,” was written for Clinton.

“… I’m not fighting fire with fire, hate with hate,” explained Cyrus. “I’m fighting hate with love. I’m doing this concert this week in Vegas and for ‘Party In The USA’ the screens will say ‘education’ and ‘healthcare’ and ‘equality,’ ‘justice,’ ‘freedom,’ ‘liberation,’ expression.’ These things are what make up our country. It’s not a party in the USA if it’s filled with hate, discrimination, walls, violence, all these things.”

Cyrus also continues to be a vocal supporter for marijuana, but added smoking is not on her everyday list.

“Oh yeah, but I still think it’s an amazing, medicinal, awesome thing that needs to be legal everywhere,” said Cyrus.

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Saturday funny: Bernie’s beer special!

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Hillary Clinton is insane: Insinuates Bernie Sanders colluded with Russia in 2016 Democratic primaries

Even before she lost last year’s presidential election to Donald Trump, believing her rigged polls that had her ahead, Hillary Clinton already seethed with barely-suppressed rage.

She called millions of Americans who were Trump supporters “deplorables” and demanded to know why she wasn’t 50 points ahead.

After she lost the election, Hillary blamed everybody under the sun, except herself, for her loss — the “deplorables,” the Russians, the Democratic National Committee that helped her win the primaries by plotting to undermine her rival Bernie Sanders.

Now, Hillary has really gone off the deep end.

Through her mouthpiece — longtime aide Adam Parkhomenko — Hillary is now insinuating that the Russian government secretly supported Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primaries.

Parkhomenko was a state political director for Hillary’s first presidential bid in 2008. He then worked in Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign as her director of grassroots engagement, before moving to the Democratic National Committee. After Hillary lost the election, she hired Parkhomenko (and another campaign aide, Emmy Ruiz) to run her “Resistance” super PAC to undermine President Trump. (Buzzfeed)

Yesterday, Sept. 8, 2017, Parkhomenko fumed about Sanders on Twitter. He claimed that Sanders had “Russia support online” during the primaries, and that “the guy is hiding something”.

Bernie Sanders had betrayed his idealistic supporters by quickly endorsing Hillary in the Democratic National Convention, for which he no doubt was well-rewarded. Five days after the Convention ended, Sanders purchased a $600,000 lakefront home — his third — in North Hero, Vermont.

Imagine what Hillary would do to Bernie if he had not endorsed her.

He would be “Arkancided” — suicide with a bullet to the back of his head.

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~Eowyn

Perpetual blame game: Clinton suggests Bernie Sanders resorted to “innuendo and impugning my character” to gain ground in the primary

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Hillary the loser.

Must suck to be so bitter.

From Daily Mail: Hillary Clinton‘s frustrations with Bernie Sanders spill out onto the pages of her forthcoming book, What Happened, as she gripes about his campaign tactics and the fact that he was never truly a Democrat. 

‘Because we agreed on so much, Bernie couldn’t make an argument against me in this area on policy, so he had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character,’ Clinton writes, according to a page tweeted out by journalist and CauseWired founder Tom Watson.

The Vermont senator, Clinton charged, laid the foundation for Donald Trump‘s ‘Crooked Hillary’ charge against her, and didn’t have the future of the Democratic Party in mind during his run.

‘Some of his supporters, the so-called Bernie Bros, took to harassing my supporters online. It got ugly and more than a little sexist,’ Clinton recalled.

During the primary, Sanders would often hint that Clinton was corrupt because of financial donations she took from Wall Street and other large companies. ‘When I finally challenged Bernie during a debate to name a single time I changed a position or a vote because of a financial contribution he couldn’t come up with anything,’ Clinton noted.

‘Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” campaign,’ she said.

Clinton wondered aloud if Sanders even cared, as he considered himself a Democratic Socialist, and not a Democrat, and thought about running for president as an independent.  

‘I don’t know if that bothered Bernie or not,’ she said. ‘He certainly shared my horror at the thought of Donald Trump becoming president, and I appreciated that he campaigned for me in the general election.’

‘But he isn’t a Democrat – that’s not a smear, that’s what he says,’ Clinton continued.’

‘He didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party,’ she noted.

Clinton said Sanders was right that the Democratic Party needed to pay more attention to working families.  And she also pointed out that there’s a ‘danger’ in spending too much time fundraising, though blamed it on the country’s ‘insane campaign finance system.’

Clinton also gave credit to Sanders for bringing a lot of young people into the political process.

‘But I think he was fundamentally wrong about the Democratic Party – the party that brought us Social Security under Roosevelt; Medicare and Medicaid under Johnson; peace between Israel and Egypt under Carter; broad-based prosperity and a balanced budget under Clinton; and rescued the auto industry, passed health care reform and imposed tough new rules on Wall Street under Obama,’ Clinton noted.

‘I am proud to be a Democrat and I wish Bernie were, too,’ Clinton said. 

Read the rest of the story here.

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Sunday Devotional: Take up your cross and follow Him

Matthew 16:21-27

Jesus began to show his disciples
that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly
from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed and on the third day be raised.
Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him,
“God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.”
He turned and said to Peter,
“Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”

Then Jesus said to his disciples,
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world
and forfeit his life?
Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory,
and then he will repay all according to his conduct.”

What a grim reading for today.

For the first time, Jesus predicts His impending persecution, terrible suffering, and death by execution. Then, He warns that being His follower is not a path of roses, but one of self-abnegation and suffering:

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”

Christians actually have had it good in America, compared to both the early Church and the many persecuted Christians across the world today, especially in the Middle East where Christianity is near extinction. See:

But the days of the comfortable U.S. Christian are rapidly fading, as the light of Christ dims in post-Christian America. See:

No matter what the future brings, we are to heed the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians 6:10-16:

Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power. Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil. For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground. So stand fast with your loins girded in truth, clothed with righteousness as a breastplate, and your feet shod in readiness for the gospel of peace. In all circumstances, hold faith as a shield, to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

In the meantime, we take strength and solace from our Lord’s words and promise:

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? . . . For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay all according to his conduct.”

May the peace of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn