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Trump Train Stays on Track: Third Consecutive Primary Win

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Donald Trump in Nevada after primary win (photo: todayszaman)

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Rubio Voting Record vs. Campaign Talking Points

Really thorough research in these articles about Rubio’s voting record vs. his current campaign stump speech.

Big topic on syndicated talk radio today:
http://dailycaller.com/…/what-really-happened-when-marco-r…/
Click on the “report” link within this article which brings you to www.eagleforum.org and has transcribed debate speeches and talking points from Senator Rubio. This information reveals how these candidate’s words are different than his actions.
Though Florida U.S. Senator Rubio is admirable in many ways, it is important to read in these two publications where he stands on stage and on the Senate floor. However, like any Republican candidate seeking the highest office in the United States of America, as President, would be better than any Democrat alternative, what candidates say and how they actually perform is of note.

Trump Wins South Carolina Primary: Rubio Places Second Over Cruz by a Small Margin; Bush Drops Out

Written by Juliana Simone

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With 99% reporting, businessman Donald Trump wins the South Carolina primary.  More notable he won the conservative vote. At this time, his return is 32.5%, and coming in second, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, with a small percentage over his colleague Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Rubio’s returns are at 22.5% vs. Cruz’s return at 22.3%. The second and third finish could change after a 100% return, but at this time, Rubio has already taken the stage and thanked voters for his second place finish. He also said in this speech, he expects to beat frontrunner Trump for the nomination. Right now, the network news anchors are calling the second and third finish as too close to call.

Out of due respect, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, did leave South Carolina to attend Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral this morning. He had served as a law clerk under Scalia for one year in the late nineties, and has maintained a relationship with him for over a decade. Did his time away to show respect to Justice Scalia cost him the slim margin of votes that put U.S. Senator Rubio in second place tonight? Hard to say. One would not hope so, as this was a fine reason to briefly leave the campaign stump and attend a parting ceremony for one of the finest conservative voices in American history on the Supreme Court.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s numbers at this minute are showing at 7.8% over Ohio Governor John Kasich’s at 7.6%. Bush took these results to bow out, and gave a moving speech in regards to his elimination after a strong last push for votes that included his brother, former President George W. Bush, stumping for him in this campaign. Dr. Ben Carson came in not far behind Bush or Kasich at 6.9%. He has recently maintained he will stay in it until the end.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said it is important to perceive Donald Trump’s win shows that 62% of voters show they’re dissatisfied with government today. Gingrich also noted Trump continues to learn every day as a candidate for the better. In regards to Rubio, he said he needs to continue to wrap up the establishment choice, and Cruz needs to continue as a “cheerful warrior” admiring his attending Justice Scalia’s funeral today.

As far as the Democrat primary in Nevada went, former First Lady, New York Senator and SOS Hillary Clinton is being declared the winner at 52.6% with her opponent Bernie Sanders at 47.3%. Although the Clinton campaign sees this as a big win, it’s not by a large margin as with her previous results in Iowa and New Hampshire. Regardless, superdelegates in the Democrat party determine who the nominee is, and Clinton’s history, however perceived, has most in her pocket. However many vote for Sanders, ultimately Clinton will exceed his popularity at the national convention when the party’s superdelegates give her the win.

The speech former SOS Clinton gave in regards to Wall Street deserves more discussion as it was quite hypocritical in regards to her tie with this group. More later.

Rest in Peace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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Written by Juliana Simone

 

The flag draped casket bearing the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia, (Born March 11, 1936) considered to be the one person who understood The Constitution of the United States better than anyone, and a legal giant in his role in serving thirty years as a Justice, was carried up the stairs to the Supreme Court building this morning where it will lie in repose. Supreme Court police officers carried him to his resting place in the High Court. His fellow eight Justices, a hundred law clerks, grandchildren, and children, including his son, a Catholic Priest who led the mass, were present.

Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, serving thirty years as the first Italian-American Justice, and described as brilliant in terms of his depth of knowledge, Scalia was a considerable voice on the Supreme Court who continually held many conservative views. He supported the death penalty, upheld the second amendment and was pro-life, arguing there was no constitutional right to abortion. He believed states had the right to pass legislation on whether or not to permit abortion, but a devout Catholic, he tried regularly to persuade his colleagues to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

To review his voting record: https://ballotpedia.org/Antonin_Scalia

 

In terms of politics, Scalia also weighed in with the majority vote to put an end to the Bush Vs. Gore case deciding there should be no more recounts of “hanging chads, dimpled chads, etc.” the Gore campaign kept trying to sift through and count to make Gore win the Presidential election in 2000 in the state of Florida.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Scalia

 

Though his sudden death is an ongoing mystery that has brought expert analysts forward to examine the details of how he died, when he died, and why his death did not warrant an automatic autopsy before being immediately taken off of the premises and embalmed, there are many investigating today what may be a different story than the one presented to the press.

President Barack Hussein Obama has said he will not attend the funeral of this fine and revered Justice, which has been met with negative public review, but he and his wife did make a brief appearance today at the Supreme Court building ceremony where the Associate Justice Scalia was lying in state.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/02/19/supreme-court-justice-antonin-scalia-repose-funeral/80581572/

The lame duck President, who would be the first President in eighty years to try and appoint a new Supreme Court Justice, Obama still plans to do so regardless of history, citing it is his right under the Constitution. As a President who has cared little about the Constitution since first elected in 2008, it’s interesting he now uses this document to use it to his advantage. Unfortunately, for the sitting President, under the Constitution, Article II, a President can nominate anyone, (perceived as fit for the role or to their liking) but it is up to the U.S. Congress to accept any nominee. Therefore, without their consent or vote, the suggested nominee by the President will not be confirmed.

With so much at stake for the future of our country, the majority of Americans today would agree the new appointed Supreme Court Justice should be left to the newly-elected President in November. For Justice Scalia and the rest of the United States, let’s hope our next President will nominate someone who has the same clarity and soul to maintain his fine Constitutional record.

Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia had this to say in 2012 at a Living the Catholic Faith conference: “God assumed from the beginning that the wise of the world would view Christians as fools … and he has not been disappointed. … If I have brought any message today, it is this: Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.”

Update: Mourners for Justice Antonin Scalia will come together Saturday at the nation’s largest Catholic Church in Washington to pay their final respects. Justice Scalia’s sons and sons-in-law will carry his flag-draped casket in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the funeral Mass this morning. Scalia has nine children, one who is a Reverend.

Dignitaries including former Vice President Dick Cheney, current Vice President Joe Biden, members of Congress and all eight of his colleagues, who are the sitting justices of the Supreme Court today will be in attendance. Justice Clarence Thomas plans to read from the New Testament, while Leonard Leo, executive director for a conservative legal group, The Federalist Society, will read a passage from the Old Testament.

Over six thousand people stood in line yesterday at the Supreme Court building for the opportunity to pass Justice Scalia’s casket and honor his memory as one of our nation’s foremost conservatives. It is notable that Scalia rested on a funeral bier that first held the casket of President Abraham Lincoln after he was assassinated in April of 1865.

 

Newt’s brilliance still shines at CPAC

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February 10, 2012

Written by Juliana Simone

 

Washington, D.C. – After a loving introduction from his wife Callista, Newt came on stage and told the audience ‘we are a people based campaign’ and thanked his many volunteers. Never short on verbage, insight or historic detail, the former Speaker informed his listeners that CPAC was founded to challenge the Republican establishment.

Gingrich remembered that Ronald Reagan first came to speak to CPAC  (http://reagan2020.us/speeches/Let_Them_Go_Their_Way.asp) and it was ten years before his first great speech in 1985. The vision Reagan had for his country was considered “unrealistic” by the Republican establishment, Gingrich said. What was described as “Voodoo economics” entailed using more American energy, lower taxes and limited government. Under Reagan’s administration, sixteen million jobs were created, the Soviet Union came to an end, the “Contract with America” was later made in 1994, nine million new voters were registered, unemployment was at 4.2%, and there was a balanced budget.

“Changing the trajectory” is not for the Republican establishment, Gingrich pointed out. It takes too much work and change. Using a timeline in history, the former speaker used the Taft/Goldwater conflict as a reference for today’s comparible tea party/Republican establishment divide that is the same fight. 1980, 84 and 94 are all examples of Republican conservative wins by uniting…

He reflected how during World War II it took American’s only 44 months to beat the Nazi’s and Imperial Japan but in today’s government we’re told almost nothing can be done in more time than that. (he gave a couple of novel examples)

All of you have seen the Republican establishment jump on top of me, he told CPAC, and there’s a good reason for that – Because this campaign wants to change Washington, not accomodate it.

Newt, never short of shining example after shining example, used Federal Express and UPS to illustrate how illegal immigration can be solved: Twenty four million packages a day are shipped by these two companies. He asked for a show of hands on how many people here have looked up on their computers even once to track a package they had shipped or were waiting to receive. Every hand went up. Newt observed they track these packages and let you track them, too, for free, but the government today can’t find eleven million illegal immigrants? (laughter) Newt’s solution: Send each illegal immigrant a package and we’ll know where they are and pick them up. (applause)

The solution to get America going again, Gingrich continued, if I’m the nominee and I need your help, is to repeal Obamacare and Dodd/Frank. Two hours after the inaugural address, I will sign executive orders to:

Abolish all of the White House tsars (applause) {editor: friends of Obama}

Approve the Canadian pipeline to Houston (applause) and send a message to the Canadian Prime Minister that you don’t need to sign a contract with the Chinese because now America is open for business…

Move state department and embassy to Jerusalem

No federal money for abortions overseas

Repeal any/all Obama religious freedom (policies)

Gingrich told the crowd, by the time Obama lands in Chicago, 40% of his policies will be repealed. (cheers)

Moving on, the former Speaker laid out how to create jobs:

A paycheck President vs. a food stamp President (Gingrich noted when he worked with President Reagan sixteen million jobs were created; after Reagan, when he worked with President Clinton ten million jobs were created. This is not about fairness or revenue neutrality, it’s to become the number one country again…

Zero capital gains

One hundred percent expenses to modernize all equipment (whether it’s farmers, manufacturing, doctor’s, etc.)

Unemployment compensation changed to include training for a job – no ninety-nine weeks of pay for nothing. In ninety-nine weeks you can get an associates degree, he surmised to applause.

Eliminate the Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) – it’s a job killing agency he told supporters. Replace it with an Environment Solutions Agency which uses common sense and economics; radicals occupy the EPA said Gingrich.

A 12 1/2% corporate tax rate. (Ireland’s tax rate) He says he kids colleague’s who disagree with this amount, with this rate, General Electric will actually pay taxes! Cheers.

Abolish the death tax.

Republican Presidential candidate Gingrich digressed to point out that challenger Mitt Romney recently released his tax returns and the liberals were shocked he was only paying 15%. The establishment will say this is not revenue neutral – that’s right, said Newt, it’s a tax cut! Cheers.

How do you balance the budget he asked?

Cut spending

Cut taxes

Reform government

Use American energy

Cutting Spending:

Replace 130 year old civil service system (saves 500 million)

Look at every single agency – Abolish the Department of Energy

Get rid of credit cards and save over a trillion dollars

Apply the tenth amendment (Gingrich thanks Gov. Perry for launching a project on this subject)

American energy (refers to No. Dakota, Alaska and offshore drilling as U.S. sources for fuel)

No future President ever bows to a Saudi King again! (Cheers)

Personal social security accounts

Audit the Federal Reserve (Cheers) – who got our money and why.

Ask Congress to end Bernanke’s term (Federal Reserve Chairman) (laughter)

Two things not about the economy:

This administration and the courts are raging a war on religion. Gingrich remembered our Founding Fathers came here to escape religious persecution and reminded CPAC that dictorial judges are rewriting the Constitution.

This administration lies about who our enemies are – they’ve crippled our intelligence and weakened our county. We need an administration that tells the truth about radical Islamists who seek to kill us.

Closing, the former House Speaker and Presidential candidate told fellow Republicans, this has to be an American campaign – paychecks vs. food stamps, recognize our enemies, Declaration of Independence/Constitution/Federalist Papers. “We don’t have the scale of money some do but we have a plan.” Newt Gingrich thanked some of his many supporters including, Gov. Rick Perry, Todd Palin, Oliver North and many others he said, you’ll have to go to Newt.org to see the list.

{Editor’s note: I wanted to post this second archived article of Newt’s speeches after hearing negative commentary today on the possibility of his becoming Trump’s VP pick. More discontent and disagreement about candidates this election when someone’s favorite isn’t picked it’s all gloom and doom. Gingrich has always impressed me when I’ve reported from live venues and when hearing his commentary on network television. He has tremendous knowledge he can provide Donald Trump as a tenured legislator and D.C. veteran whether it’s as Trump’s VP choice or as a cabinet member. – May 17, 2016)