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Paul Ryan blinks: Will endorse Trump & step down as RNC chair

The first thing Paul Ryan, who was Mitt Romney’s VP runningmate in 2012, did after becoming Speaker of the House last December was to cave in to everything that Obama wants. See “Betrayal: GOP funds Planned Parenthood, Syrian ‘refugees’ and amnesty for illegals“.

After Donald Trump won last week’s Indiana GOP primaries and became the party’s presumptive nominee, Ryan said he would not endorse Trump.

Trump fired back, saying he would be “very quick” to remove Ryan as chairman of the upcoming Republican National Convention, for how can the chair of the convention oppose the individual whom the convention would nominate?

But it appears in the Trump-Ryan contest, the latter has blinked.

Paul-Ryan-SCGabby Morrongielo reports for the Washington Examiner, May 9, 2016:

House Speaker Paul Ryan would reportedly be willing to resign as chairman of the upcoming Republican National Convention should Donald Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, ask him to do so.

During a meeting Monday with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters in his hometown of Janesville, Wis., Ryan reportedly said he would do “whatever” Trump wants when it comes to convention planning since he is the de facto nominee.

“He’s the nominee. I’ll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention,” Ryan told the paper. […]

Ryan also rejected former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s recent claim that his refusal to endorse Trump is linked to future presidential ambitions.

“I would not have become Speaker of the House if I had 2020 aspirations,” he told the Journal-Sentinel. “I could have run in 2012 and 2016. The Speaker is not exactly a good stepping stone for president.”

“I think people who know me know that is not my aspiration,” he added.

[Really? Hey, Ryan, how do you explain the fact that this January 31, you and Romney filed Form 1 with the Federal Election Commission, indicating your intention to run for the presidency? See “It’s deja vu all over again: Romney-Ryan filed intention to run for presidency with FEC“]

According to Schneider, Ryan also said he completely opposes efforts by party elders to put forth a conservative, third-party alternative to Trump. His comments come just minutes after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol told CNN there’s a “50-50” chance he and his cohorts will convince someone to launch an independent bid.

A spokesperson for Ryan could not be reached for comment.

The Washington Post reported that Kristol is courting Romney and that on May 6, 2016, the two met privately to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer.

~Eowyn

GOP’s War on Trump: Colorado gives all delegates to Ted Cruz without voting

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Joe Kovacs reports for WND, April 10, 2016, that last weekend, Ted Cruz swept all of Colorado’s 34 delegates without any votes being cast by citizens in a traditional primary process.

The Colorado GOP made its intent very clear in a tweet:

Colorado GOP tweet

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” this morning, Donald Trump said:

“I’ve gotten millions … of more votes than [Sen. Ted] Cruz, and I’ve gotten hundreds of delegates more, and we keep fighting, fighting, fighting, and then you have a Colorado where they just get all of these delegates, and it’s not [even] a system. There was no voting. I didn’t go out there to make a speech or anything. There’s no voting. They offer them [the delegates] trips — they offer them all sorts of things, and you’re allowed to do that. I mean, you’re allowed to offer trips, and you can buy all these votes. What kind of a system is this? Now, I’m an outsider, and I came into the system and I’m winning the votes by millions of votes. But the system is rigged. It’s crooked.

It was last August when officials with the Republican Party in Colorado decided they would not let voters take part in the early nomination process. The Denver Post reported on August 25, 2015, that “The GOP executive committee has voted to cancel the traditional presidential preference poll after the national party changed its rules to require a state’s delegates to support the candidate that wins the caucus vote.” Ryan Call, a former state GOP chairman, told the paper, “It takes Colorado completely off the map” in the primary season.

In late February this year, just before Super Tuesday, the Post published a scathing editorial, saying “GOP leaders have never provided a satisfactory reason for forgoing a presidential preference poll, although party chairman Steve House suggested on radio at one point that too many Republicans would otherwise flock to their local caucus. Imagine that: party officials fearing that an interesting race might propel thousands of additional citizens to participate. But of course that might dilute the influence of elites and insiders. You can see why that could upset the faint-hearted.”

A Trump supporter named Larry Wayne Lindsey took to YouTube yesterday to express his displeasure with the process and burned his Republican registration on camera. He said, as he torched his party registration, “Republican Party, take note. I think you’re gonna see a whole lot more of these. I’ve been a Republican all my life, but I will never be a Republican again. You’ve had it. You’re done. You’re toast. Because I quit the party. I’m voting for Trump, and to hell with the Republican Party.”

Meanwhile, House Speaker and former Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan is positioning himself to be the party’s nominee at a brokered Republican convention in Ohio this July.

Jennifer Steinhauer reports for The New York Times, April 10, 2016, that Ryan’s behaviors that are fueling rumors of a coup at the Republican convention which would elevate him to the top of the ticket, include:

  • Foreign trips, such as visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, where he also met with local reporters and made several statements affirming the United States’ commitment there; and visits to other Middle Eastern countries and Germany to discuss security and intelligence issues.
  • Ryan’s staff in Washington churning flattering videos of him deploring identity politics and promoting a battle of ideas — set to campaign-style music.
  • Without calling it a presidential campaign, Ryan launched a national campaign called “Confident America“.

Peter Wehner, a former director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives under President George W. Bush who has known Ryan for two decades, said, “There is no question that Ryan is operating in a very ambitious way. He is trying to set forth a path for the party with ideas and policy proposals and principles. That is unusual for a speaker in an election year.”

Paul Ryan became House Speaker late last year.

What the New York Times left out (and seemingly does not know) is that in January, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney had filed their intention to run for the presidency with the Federal Election Commission.

Lastly, in another sign that the GOP is dead set against Trump, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen reports today that GOP strategist Karl Rove, who had backed the aborted campaign of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, is doing his utmost to deny the GOP nomination to Donald Trump by providing campaign advice for Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Madsen writes:

By backing Cruz, Rove hopes to generate a brokered Republican convention in Cleveland, one that will turn to a “fresh face” to challenge Mrs. Clinton in the general election. As an insurance policy against a Trump presidency, Rove, according to our sources, is also providing advice to the Clinton campaign via the auspices of Clinton loyalist and Democratic strategist James Carville, who has become a friend of Rove. Carville is married to GOP strategist and pundit Mary Matalin.

H/t FOTM‘s Glenn47 & maziel

See also:

~Eowyn

John Boehner: Paul Ryan for president

Shut up Bonehead.

John Boehner cries again

Via NY Post: Former House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he’d support his successor, Paul Ryan, for president if Republicans can’t agree on a nominee at the party’s convention in July. “They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I’m for none of the above. I’m for Paul Ryan to be our nominee,” Boehner said at the Futures Industry Association in Boca Raton, Fla. His remarks were reported by Politico.

Donald Trump has been the consistent GOP front-runner, but it’s unclear if he’ll amass the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination on the first ballot.

Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman, served as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate in 2012 and has endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for president this year. During his speech, Boehner referred to the fourth GOP presidential candidate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, as “Lucifer.”

In an interview on CNBC Tuesday night, Ryan didn’t slam the door on the possibility of becoming the compromise GOP candidate. “People say, ‘What about the contested convention?’ I say, well, there are a lot of people running for president. We’ll see. Why knows?” Ryan said.

But by Wednesday morning, his office was shooting down the speculation. “The speaker is grateful for the support, but he is not interested. He will not accept a nomination and believes our nominee should be someone who ran this year,” said Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong.

DCG

It’s déjà vu all over again: Romney-Ryan filed intention to run for presidency with FEC

Any person who intends or is considering running for the presidency of the United States of America must register with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by filing an FEC Form 1.

Created in 1974 by Congress as an amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act, the FEC is an independent regulatory agency to regulate campaign finance legislation — “to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.”

The FEC’s website discloses that one month and 8 days ago on January 31, 2016, Mitt Romney and House Speaker Paul Ryan — the GOP’s 2012 nominees for president and vice-president, respectively — had filed precisely FEC Form 1, indicating their intention, once again, to run for the presidency. Their filing number is 1047622. At the bottom of their FEC Form 1 is the notation “Generated Thu Mar 3 21:32:42 2016,” which means that despite Romney’s denials to the press, his intention to run for the presidency remains contemporary and operative.

Romney Ryan

From the Federal Election Commission website:

FEC FORM 1

STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION

FILING FEC-1047622


1. ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT, INC.

C/O RED CURVE SOLUTIONS, LLC
138 CONANT STREET, 2ND FLOOR
BEVERLY, MA 01915

NOTE: Address is different than previously reported

Email: rfp@redcurve.com

2. Date: 01/30/2016

  1. FEC Committee ID #: C00431171
    This committee is a Principal Campaign Committee.
    Candidate: MITT ROMNEY / PAUL D. RYAN
    Party: Republican Party
    Office Sought: President
    State is in District:

Affiliated Committees/Organizations

ROMNEY VICTORY, INC.
C/O RED CURVE SOLUTIONS, LLC
138 CONANT STREET, 2ND FLOOR
BEVERLY, Massachusetts 01915
Affiliated Relationship Code: Joint Fundraising Representative

Custodian of Records:

TIM JOST
C/O RED CURVE SOLUTIONS, LLC
138 CONANT STREET, 2ND FLOOR
BEVERLY, MA 01915
Title: Form 1 for
Phone # (617) 231-4350

Treasurer:

DARRELL CRATE
C/O RED CURVE SOLUTIONS, LLC
138 CONANT STREET, 2ND FLOOR
BEVERLY, Massachusetts 01915
Title: TREASURER
Phone # (617) 231-4350

Designated Agent(s):

TIM JOST
C/O RED CURVE SOLUTIONS, LLC
138 CONANT STREET, 2ND FLOOR
BEVERLY, Massachusetts 01915
Title: ASST. TREAS.
Phone # (617) 231-4350

Banks or Depositories

BANK OF GEORGETOWN
1054 31st STREET NW
SUITE 18
WASHINGTON, DC 20007

CHAIN BRIDGE BANK
1445-A LAUGHLIN AVENUE

MCLEAN, Virginia 22101

Signed: DARRELL CRATE
Date Signed: 02/01/2016

(End FEC FORM 1)

Generated Thu Mar 3 21:32:42 2016

~End~

Some of you may recall that in early January, there was news that Romney was weighing a White House run.

As Politico reported, at a private meeting in New York on Jan. 8, 2016, Mitt Romney told a group of about 30 former donors that he is considering running for president, a major turnaround for because just a year ago he had categorically ruled out a 2016 run. According to one source, Romney said, “Everybody in here can go tell your friends that I’m considering a run.” At the time, Romney was prompted by his concerns about Jeb Bush’s candidacy.

23 days after his meeting with his longtime supporters, Romney filed Form 1 with the Federal Election Commission.

Now that Bush has dropped out of the race, Romney switched his concerns to Donald Trump.

A month after he had filed FEC Form 1, Romney and Ryan (joined by 2008 Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain) publicly attacked Trump, calling him unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the Republican Party. (See “Why are they so afraid of Donald Trump?”)

That’s all we need: yet another candidate to further divide and split the GOP field.

H/t FOTM‘s Glenn47

~Eowyn

Why are they so afraid of Donald Trump?

The GOP Establishment has gone beyond issuing death threats via “consultants” and “jokes” against Donald Trump. See:

The GOP is now bringing out the big guns:

(1) Mitt Romney

2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has now come out publicly against Trump, although Romney went out of his way to secure Trump’s endorsement in 2012.

At the Washington Ideas Forum on March 2, Romney said he doesn’t think the Republican nominee is “going to be Donald Trump” because the GOP “has historically nominated someone who’s a mainstream conservative and someone who has a foundation in foreign policy that gives people confidence that they can guide the ship of state in troubled waters.” Trump said Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, and Carly Fiorina are might qualify as a “mainstream conservative”. Since Christie, Bush and Fiorina have all dropped out of the race, that leaves Rubio and Kasich.

(2) John McCain & Paul Ryan

A day later on March 3, as reported by the APRomney intensified his attack, now joined by 2008 Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain and Romney’s 2012 running mate House Speaker Paul Ryan, calling Trump unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.

McCain called Trump’s statements on national security issues “uninformed and indeed dangerous,” while Romney declared Trump “is not the temperament of a stable, thoughtful leader” and called Trump “a phony” who is “playing the American public for suckers,” a man whose “imagination must not be married to real power.” Romney said that “Given the current delegate selection process, this means that I would vote for Marco Rubio in Florida, for John Kasich in Ohio and for Ted Cruz or whichever one of the other two contenders has the best chance of beating Mr. Trump in a given state.”

As the AP and under political analysts observe, the GOP is now in a panic because “there is little they see to stop Trump’s march toward the presidential nomination. Party leaders are poring over complicated delegate math, outlining hazy scenarios for a contested national convention and even flirting with the idea of a third-party effort.”

(3) Rush Limbaugh

On his radio talk show on March 2, Rush Limbaugh after outlining three ways to defeat Trump: (1) waiting for Trump to implode; (2) splitting the Republican convention delegates so Trump won’t have the 1,237 needed to secure the nomination on the first vote; and (3) uniting behind Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Limbaugh proposed that the GOP unite behind Ted Cruz as “their smartest move.” But Limbaugh predicted that the GOP “will not do that” and that “Rubio is the desired candidate because that’s where the moneyed people want to go. He’s closer to the establishment, this whole Gang of Eight business.”

So what exactly are the reasons for why GOP elites and conservative pundits so object to Trump? 

(1) A Trump nomination ensures a Hillary victory

That’s the conventional “wisdom”. As The FT reports, many mainstream Republicans believe Trump would struggle to beat Hillary Clinton and are urgently rallying around their man Rubio. Some senior Republicans, e.g., Bill Kristol, are even saying privately that they might consider voting for Hillary if Trump were to end up as their party nominee.

Let me get this straight: The GOP objects to Trump because they think he will lose to Hillary, and so their solution is to vote for Hillary, thereby ensuring precisely what they say they fear — that Trump will lose to Hillary. Does anyone understand their twisted circular logic?

So the question is: Will Trump lose if he goes against Hillary Clinton?

As the following RealClearPolitics chart shows, it’s far too close to call. More importantly, the gap  between Clinton and Trump is closing. (H/t ZeroHedge)

Clinton vs. Trump polling data

Tantalizingly, as reported by the New York Post on Feb. 28, 2016, confidential polling data actually show that in heavily democratic New York, Hillary could lose the presidential election to Trump, even without former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg in the race (Bloomberg is hinting he might enter the race as a third party candidate). Support for Trump is strong even in Westchester and on Long Island, the key suburbs often viewed as crucial swing bellwethers on how statewide elections will turn out.

The polls found that Hillary often had higher negative ratings with voters than did Trump. Some of the polls also found a greater degree of intensity among Trump’s potential voters than among Clinton’s, a finding that mirrors the stronger GOP turnouts that have been registered in the presidential primaries.

It’s not just confidential polling data that find surprisingly strong support for Trump in New York. A recent publicly disclosed Siena College poll of Long Island voters found Trump narrowly beating Clinton among Long Island voters, 41% to 38%, while he was crushing his two nearest GOP primary opponents, Marco Rubio and John Kasich, by 37 percentage points each.

(2) Thoughtful anti-Trump Reasons

I have found two individuals who have articulated thoughtful and thought-provoking reasons for why Donald Trump should give us pause. Both express empathy for the frustrations that so many of us have with the dysfunctional U.S. political system and politics.

Senator Ben Sasse

In an “Open letter to Trump supporters,” Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), who calls himself not an “establishment Republican” but a “movement conservative who was elected over the objections of the GOP establishment” who is against open borders and will vote for neither Hillary nor Trump if those are the choices, conveys his misgivings on Trump not respecting the U.S. Constitution. (Note: Sen. Sasse, whom Sarah Palin endorsed in 2014, has the 4th most conservative record in the Senate, and the endorsement of Sarah Palin in 2014.) Sasse gives two reasons for being concerned about Trump:

  • Trump’s “relentless focus” on dividing Americans and on “tearing down rather than building back up” our country.
  • Trump is not a Constitutionalist because he seems to think a president of the United States is a king, instead of a servant of the people: “Much like President Obama, he displays essentially no understanding of the fact that, in the American system, we have a constitutional system of checks and balances, with three separate but co-equal branches of government. And the task of public officials is to be public ‘servants.’ The law is king, and the people are boss. But have you noticed how Mr. Trump uses the word ‘Reign’ – like he thinks he’s running for King? It’s creepy, actually. Nebraskans are not looking for a king. We yearn instead for the recovery of a Constitutional Republic…. The president’s job is not about just mindlessly shouting the word “strong”…. No, the president’s core calling is to “Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Constitution…. So let me ask you: Do you believe the beating heart of Mr. Trump’s candidacy has been a defense of the Constitution? Do you believe it’s been an impassioned defense of the First Amendment – or an attack on it?…. I believe a sizable share of Christians – who regard threats against religious liberty as arguably the greatest crisis of our time – are unwilling to support any candidate who does not make a full-throated defense of the First Amendment a first commitment of their candidacy. Conservatives understand that all men are created equal and made in the image of God, but also that government must be limited so that fallen men do not wield too much power. A presidential candidate who boasts about what he’ll do during his ‘reign’ and refuses to condemn the KKK cannot lead a conservative movement in America.”

To illustrate his concerns, Senator Sasse points to these quotes by Trump:

  • “We’re going to open up libel laws and we’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before.”
  • “When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. They were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak…”
  • “Putin, who has killed journalists and is pillaging Ukraine, is a great leader.”
  • The editor of National Review “should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him.”
  • On whether he will use executive orders to end-run Congress, as President Obama has illegally done, Trump said, “I won’t refuse it. I’m going to do a lot of things” and “I mean, he’s [Obama] led the way, to be honest with you.”
  • “68% [of illegal immigrants?] would not leave under any circumstance. I think that means murder. It think it means anything.”
  • On the internet: “I would certainly be open to closing areas” of it.
  • Trump’s lawyers to people selling anti-Trump t-shirts: “Mr. Trump considers this to be a very serious matter and has authorized our legal team to take all necessary and appropriate actions to bring an immediate halt…”
  • Similar threatening legal letters to competing campaigns running ads about his record.

Sasse signed his open letter as “Humbly, Ben Sasse, Nebraska”.

For his part, attorney Jay Gaskill, writing in The Out*Lawyer’s Blog, is troubled by the absence of Trump’s presidential staff, i.e., named policy advisers who may make up the cabinet of a Trump presidency. In Gaskill’s words:

For now, “The Donald” is enjoying a Halo-Effect…. The Halo is always a mirage…. Anyone who has followed “The Donald’s” career knows that he is a very shrewd operator….

Trump is the known, unknown candidate. For most Americans he’s the self-confident image of success, the millionaire (or billionaire?) of Celebrity Apprentice, brazenly charming enjoying the guilt-free glamour of a “self-made” rich man. He is a savvy manipulator with a gift for publicity. And – for most people – he is a likeable character, someone that people like Bill and Hillary liked to be seen with. His glamour is a projected image – a screen….

Whatever policy differences one might have, and whatever the ultimate verdict of history on the Reagan presidency, his presidency proved decisively that a good staff is absolutely essential to good governance. Reagan’s staff was first rate. Bill Clinton’s first term floundered because the former Arkansas Governor had poor staff support.

The contrast between Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump is stark….

“The Donald” appears to be the hollow candidate in the race, the walking, talking mirage, the one POTUS aspirant without experts, without even a detailed policy outline – other than his trademark fogball slogans….

Donald Trump is seeking the highest executive position in the free world, standing on a high wire without a strong policy portfolio, and with no visible presidential staff.  Presumably Mr. Trump thinks he can hire the necessary people at the last minute. One wonders if it has dawned on him yet that he will be legally required to put all his business ventures into a blind trust for the duration of his service. Of course, there are a number of reasons why someone in Donald Trump’s position would want to remain vague and fluid on concrete proposals, and to refrain from identifying specific experts and key staff members – assuming he has yet figured out who he even wants. But most of those reasons (still working on it, not ready yet, having recruiting issues) are no longer defensible.

The real reason to me stems from Trump’s shrewdness.

As soon as a candidate in his position starts to flesh out the prospective governance picture, to color in the lines, to fill the blanks, that candidate will pierce the bubble of unreasonable expectations. And with that “pop,” the fake halo is exposed. Donald Trump will then risk becoming that TV personality and real estate developer guy who wants us to trust him with the future of the United States of America. And based on what? Trump Tower? A few slogans? An honest face?

Former Congressman and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was a presidential candidate in the 2012 primaries, said he thinks the opposition of Republicans like Mitt Romney is because Trump is “an outsider” who’s “not part of the club,” did not go through the “initiation rites” of “the secret societies” (like George W. Bush’s Yale Scull and Bones?), and is therefore “uncontrollable”. “They have no idea how to relate to him.”

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV and bongiornoc

~Eowyn

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; Breitbart.com

~Eowyn

Not yet House speaker, Paul Ryan is already betraying us by choosing pro-amnesty lobbyist to be his chief-of-staff

Conservative radio talk show host Michael Savage told his listeners this morning that a battle in the war over the future of Western civilization has been lost as millions of migrants from the Middle East who largely oppose Judeo-Christian values and have no intention of assimilating flood the United States, Britain, France, Germany and other nations.

Savage said he received an email from someone who’s far smarter and farseeing “than I am,” saying “It’s over.”

Paraphrasing the email, Savage said that what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is “doing to Germany, what the weakling is doing to England, what the socialist is doing to France, what Obama the psychopath is doing to America, will render this country non-existent in less than 50 years.”

What Savage didn’t tell his listeners is that Obama has lots of help from Republicans.

Paul Ryan & David Hoppe

The Washington Post reports:

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has selected David Hoppe, a former adviser to Republican congressional leaders and a longtime Washington lobbyist, to serve as his chief of staff, should Ryan be elected House speaker [this Thursday]….

Hoppe and Ryan, both Wisconsin natives and proteges of the late New York congressman Jack Kemp….

Hoppe, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, currently works as a senior policy adviser at Squire Patton Boggs and as a senior adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center, a nonprofit think tank that counts former Democratic and Republican leaders as its founders. A K Street veteran, he previously worked at Quinn Gillespie & Associates and at Hoppe Strategies, his own firm.

According to Jeremy Beck of NumbersUSA:

LifeNews, however, says David Hoppe is a pro-life advocate.

NumbersUSA is asking us to tell your Rep. how you feel about Paul Ryan selecting pro-amnesty David Hoppe as his chief of staff. To contact your representative, click here.

Meanwhile, here’s a pic that shows everything that is wrong about D.C.:

Boehner pals with POS

I can’t even bear to look at Obama or hear his voice, but John Boehner actually put his hand on the POS’s arm.

Yuck!

H/t Robert K. Wilcox

~Éowyn