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As Ben Carson falls from favor in the Republican cast of thousands, two leaders seem to be emerging; Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
These two candidates are quite diverse, but one thing they have in common is Sarah Palin.
Trump has already said he’d put Sarah in the White House.
Cruz recognizes that he wouldn’t have been elected but for Sarah Palin.
So the frightening thing is that if either Cruz or Trump earns the GOP nomination either may put Palin in a position of authority. The good news is that even the polls that show the rise of Cruz and Trump document that they are still unpopular with women.
In 2008 the majority of women didn’t vote for McCain because he picked a woman as his running mate. They voted against him because he chose a woman as a running mate because she was a woman, and didn’t seem to care that she was ignorant and unqualified. If Trump or Cruz associate themselves with her, they do so at their peril.
Much speculation has surrounded John Boehner’s sudden resignation as Speaker of the House. The amazing thing is that he resigned his position as Speaker of the House, and his position as a member of the House. With the Budget debate and the possibility of another government shut-down, it was understandable why he would no longer wish to fill a leadership role within the Republican Party. But why did he resign as a member of the House, an elected official from Ohio? He was elected in 2014, so he had served less than half of his term. Such an unplanned move “threw Ohio Republicans into chaos “No one, not even some on Boehner’s staff, had received notice the U.S. House speaker planned to resign.” He has been a member of the House since 1991, 24 years.
The answer may be as predictable as the resignation of any other politician who is caught doing something immoral, unethical, or illegal. Politicususa reported that a federal investigation had been launched two years ago into excessive campaign contributions. It was reported that:
“The Federal Election Commission is examining whether dozens of political action committees and individuals contributed more than the legally allowed amount to House Speaker John Boehner during last year’s election cycle.
Letters the Federal Election Committee sent Monday to Friends of John Boehner indicated that donors including coal, energy, and gambling interests, exceeded contribution limits to Boehner’s committee by more than $150,000.
Among the groups that were allegedly overgenerous to Boehner were Coalpac and Minepac, which represent the mining industry, as well as political committees representing the Exelon, Constellation and Luminant power companies, and the Ceasars and Penn National gambling enterprises.
“Although the commission may take further legal action concerning the acceptance of excessive contributions, your prompt action to refund the excessive amount will be taken into consideration,” the letters say.”
Certainly Boehner has been known for his ability to raise substantial donations. After the announcement of his resignation, the New York Times reported:
“Even Mr. Boehner’s most strident opponents will almost certainly miss him for his ability to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, for his critics as well as his allies.”
Boehner seems to have taken pride in his ability to raise large sums of campaign contributions. In June 1995, Boehner distributed campaign contributions from tobacco industry lobbyists on the House floor as House members were weighing how to vote on tobacco subsidies. In a 1996 documentary by PBS called The People and the Power Game, Boehner said:
“They asked me to give out a half dozen checks quickly before we got to the end of the month and I complied. And I did it on the House floor, which I regret. I should not have done. It’s not a violation of the House rules, but it’s a practice that‘s gone on here for a long time that we’re trying to stop and I know I’ll never do it again.” Boehner eventually led the effort to change House rules and prohibit campaign contributions from being distributed on the House floor.
Boehner was “Tightly Bound to Lobbyists” and “He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R.J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.”
We will watch in the weeks ahead to see if the Federal Election Committee is about to take “further legal action.”
Sarah Palin sent a message of congratulations to Netanyahu through Facebook. Does she think the leader of Israel sits at his desk and reads her Facebook postings? Does she think that the newly re-elected leader of Israel has nothing else to do except sit around waiting for a social media message from the quitter from Alaska? Sarah Palin hasn’t held elected office since 2009. It’s been almost 6 years since she was an acting politician. She didn’t see his address before Congress, because she isn’t in Congress. If her message had been signed by the mother of the fiancee of Dakota Meyer, Netanyahu might have recognized who she was. He probably missed her show where she appeared as a hitchhiker, Amazing America. He probably didn’t even see the first season of Amazing America.
The good thing is that Netanyahu probably didn’t have time to see these news stories either.
The one he should have seen was this one:
“grassroots” just sent out the following e-mail:
News just broke that President Obama has launched a clandestine political attack on Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to defeat Netanyahu in Israel’s upcoming elections.
Reports indicate Obama has dispatched Jeremy Bird — National Field Director for the Obama presidential campaign — along with other key U.S. election operatives to Israel to spearhead the “anyone but Bibi” campaign.
It gets worse.
It now appears that Bird and his team are working through an organization called “OneVoice” — an international group pushing the “two state” solution in Israel. And here’s the kicker…
OneVoice receives direct funding from the United States government and touts the U.S State Department as one if its “partners” on its website!
That means Obama is using U.S taxpayer dollars as well as his key operatives to interfere in the elections of Israel — a sovereign nation that happens to be one of our strongest allies in the entire world.
Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver — one of the nation’s leading constitutional attorneys — calls this “a profound overreach by our President and a truly contemptible act.” Mat is mobilizing resources at Liberty Counsel to expose the President’s despicable actions against Israel’s sitting Prime Minister.
Right now, Liberty Counsel is rallying citizens to stand with Israel against these and other attacks by signing a “Proclamation Of Blessing For Israel.” We wanted to make this opportunity available to our team. If you want to make a strong statement against Obama’s blatant political attack against Prime Minister Netanyahu and ongoing efforts to undermine Israel, go here to sign Liberty Counsel’s proclamation:
I will attempt too verify if this is accurate.
Update: Here is one of the articles which discusses the allegations. It is unclear what the White House’s response will be.
On November 5, 2008 I was so relieved that Sarah Palin would not be a “heartbeat away from the Presidency” that I was celebrating. During the campaign I watched the news every night, but it was usually CNN or MSNBC. Every time Lou Dobbs appeared on the screen I changed the channel, and if I ever watched Fox News, it was due to a mistake. Certainly on November 5, 2008 we didn’t expect Palin would later resign as the Governor of Alaska. Who could have predicted that a year after the election of 2008 Palin would become an analyst for Fox News?
Many of us have read Game Change, which documents the multitude of problems with Palin during the campaign. As persuasive as this book appeared to be, some Palin supporters, if they read books, might think that the information reported in Game Change was unreliable because the names of each person reporting the information were not disclosed. While the information appeared to be credible, and the authors were trustworthy reporters, Palin supporters could justify their disbelief by complaining that the names of the people providing specific comments had been omitted.
In my ongoing quest for the truth regarding Palin, I discovered an old Fox News clip that had previously escaped my attention. It must have been “God’s plan” to cause this story to come to my attention, knowing that I would report it today. The clip is by Carl Cameron, a reporter for Fox, who did a very revealing report the day following the election of 2008. He explains that he had access to much of the information detailed during the campaign, but he was not allowed to report the story until the election was over because the information was “off the record” until then. Fox News, the station that hired Sarah Palin, confirmed the very things reported in Game Change. John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s Game Change, which was not published until 2010 confirmed what Fox News reported on November 5, 2008.
This is the “fair and balanced news” story reported on November 5, 2008:
Ron White is a very funny comedian, and he does one of my favorite comedy routines entitled “You Can’t Fix Stupid”. I am not sure if that routine is applicable to Fox News, John McCain, Sarah Palin or all of the above?