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Manning: Obama Will Stay In Power By Stoking Race War

Notorious Harlem hate pastor James David Manning joined conservative radio host Alex Jones on Wednesday to discuss his theory that President Obama will try to stay in power beyond the end of his second term in office by releasing anti-American, Muslim inmates from prison, who will then serve as his personal Brownshirts.

“Black men that go to prison learn about Islam,” Manning said. “It’s very pervasive in the prisons.”

He claimed that criminal justice reform, which he said will empty the prisons of violent, America-hating criminals, and the remake of the miniseries “Roots,” which Jones criticized for “hyping” slavery even though “everybody’s done it,” will stoke anti-American sentiment and violence.

Manning suggested that the original “Roots” series “stirred the hearts of young men” and “sent men to prison in large numbers” in the 1970s, while Jones said that Obama wants to empty the prisons because he’s making room to imprison “the libertarians, the patriots and the Christians,” and make sure the “Viacom, CIA-run weapons system is activating the Beyoncés and all the rest of the folks to say, ‘Go out and kill the pigs.’”

He said that while “most Americans are locked and loaded” to deal with violent criminals released from prison, these felons will become Obama’s Brownshirt-like paramilitary. “I just can’t imagine Obama walking away from power,” Manning said.

This personal army and race war will give Obama the means and justification, respectively, to stay in office, he said.

“Why should he walk away and say, ‘Well, I had my eight years’?” Manning said. “He’s gonna try something, he’s going to. He’s already put it in the works. I mean, remember, Obama is CIA, understand that he is a compadre with Putin in Russia, he’s not gonna walk away from world power. He just isn’t going to do it. And anybody who thinks that he does — now, I’m all for Trump, hey, you know I am, I’m all in on Trump — but anybody who thinks that Obama’s gonna walk away from power, you’re not thinking. You just aren’t thinking.”

Josh Bernstein: Hillary Clinton Will Be 'The First Lesbian President' Just As Obama Is 'The First Gay President'

On his "Pray In Jesus Name" show recently, Gordon Klingenschmitt interviewed right-wing radio host and political commentator Josh Bernstein about the current state of the election. Bernstein, who also serves as the spokesman for the Association of Mature American Citizens, a Tea Party version of the AARP, is someone whom we have mentioned a few times, but never really paid much attention to ... at least until he called us "pinheads" on Klingenschmitt's show.

That prompted us to take a look at Bernstein's "TV show," which consists of little more than a YouTube channel, where we found insightful clips like this one where he explains that Hillary Clinton could become the first lesbian president, which is fitting since President Obama is the first gay president.

"The best unkept secret in Washington, D.C., is that Hillary Clinton is a lesbian," Bernstein said, as he declared that the investigation into her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state will finally prove that she has had multiple same-sex relationships, most notably with key aide Huma Abedin.

Clinton has had affairs with the likes of Yoko Ono and actress Markie Post, as well as with Webb Hubbel, who is Chelsea Clinton's real father, Bernstein asserted. He added that Bill and Hillary decided to raise Chelsea as their own purely for political gain because they are "the most corrupt family in American history."

Clinton "would be the first lesbian president," he said, which "is probably fitting because we already have the first gay president in Barack Obama."

Multiple members of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church that Obama attended knew that he was gay and then "ended up dead because they were probably going to tell their stories," Bernstein said. "There is definitely some mystery surrounding Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton."

And we're the pinheads.

North Carolina Lt. Governor: LGBT Rights Proof We've Turned Our Back On God

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is apparently not above appearing on “Trunews,” the radical anti-LGBT radio program hosted by far-right conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles, where he insisted Wednesday that his state’s new anti-LGBT law is in no way discriminatory.

In fact, the GOP official said, “women and children” were the ones “being discriminated against” under LGBT rights ordinances like the one passed by the city of Charlotte, which was voided by the new state law.

He said that such measures were approved because “we have a lack of moral compass in our country right now, we’ve taken our eyes off God in America, we have turned our back on God, we have forgotten God in a lot of ways, so the moral compass is broken here.”

Forest went on to say that anti-LGBT laws like North Carolina’s only “discriminate against behavior, not against people,” comparing them to traffic laws: “If I want to go out and drive 95 miles an hour down the interstate in North Carolina because I feel like doing that, I don’t have the right to do that. It doesn’t mean the law is discriminating against me, it’s discriminating against my behavior of wanting to drive 95.”

Naturally, Forest went on to blame the controversy over the law on the media.

Ralph Reed Thinks Elected Officials Should 'Do Your Job,' But Apparently That Doesn't Apply To Senate Republicans

Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition has released an ad attacking North Carolina Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper for his refusal to defend the state's recently enacted anti-LGBT law, HB2.

Insisting that the only goal of the law was to give people privacy in the restroom "just like it's always been," the ad declares that "Attorney General Roy Cooper should do his one job: Defend North Carolina."

It's rather ironic that the FFC's ad would tell Cooper to "do your job," considering that #DoYourJob is exactly the message that thousands have been sending to Republicans in the Senate who are refusing to give President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland so much as a hearing.

Reed and the FFC, of course, are not particularly interested in urging Republican senators to do their jobs and have repeatedly praised them for not doing their jobs:

The wheels of power in Washington, DC move at a very plodding pace, and in this case and throughout our nation’s history, appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court are not, and should not, be any different. Accordingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley have both publicly vowed to block any nominees from the White House until the American people have elected a new president in November.

Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides the U.S. Senate with the power to confirm or reject Presidential appointments to the Court. Our founders included the clause as a safeguard against authoritarianism by providing a clear separation of powers. Leader McConnell and Chairman Grassley are performing their duties to the full extent authorized by the Constitution and conservatives should commend and support their leadership.

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Thanks to Mr. McConnell and Mr. Grassley, and the social conservatives standing behind them, he will not have the opportunity to continue to fundamentally change America through the courts.

The For-Profit Trump Presidency

Boastful and braggadocious tweets are nothing unusual from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Today, however, he raised the stakes when he took to his Twitter account to explicitly acknowledge that he would use the White House as a platform for profit.

Trump informed his Twitter followers this afternoon that he has “instructed my execs to open Trump U(?)” once the lawsuits against the real estate seminar scheme are resolved. His motivation for this step is far more intriguing. “So much interest in it!” he wrote. “I will be pres.”

Presidents have been wealthy, but never in our memory has a major presidential candidate so explicitly acknowledged his intent to use the White House as a means to personal profit.

Mitt Romney, for example, placed his assets in a blind trust. Questions were raised as to how blind this trust was, but he never suggested using the White House to explicitly increase its value.

Trump’s phony university is not his largest financial conflict of interest. Mother Jones reported this week:

The presumptive GOP nominee also has a tremendous load of debt that includes five loans each over $50 million. (The disclosure form, which presidential candidates must submit, does not compel candidates to reveal the specific amount of any loans that exceed $50 million, and Trump has chosen not to provide details.) Two of those megaloans are held by Deutsche Bank, which is based in Germany but has US subsidiaries. And this prompts a question that no other major American presidential candidate has had to face: What are the implications of the chief executive of the US government being in hock for $100 million (or more) to a foreign entity that has tried to evade laws aimed at curtailing risky financial shenanigans, that was recently caught manipulating markets around the world, and that attempts to influence the US government?

Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute pointed out in Politico that “it is almost impossible to separate Donald Trump the presidential candidate from Donald Trump the businessman and huckster —one whose name is synonymous with the many hotels, buildings, golf courses and products, including a university, he has licensed or purchased, a name he seems to value so highly that it alone makes up a huge share of the $10 billion net worth he claims.”

Ornstein highlighted the fact that Trump is taking a break from his presidential campaign to travel to Scotland on the day of the Brexit vote to promote his new golf course there. Normally a presidential candidate would be cautious about visiting a foreign country on the day of such a critical vote, whose result would impact their presidency. (Questions were also raised this week regarding whether or not Trump knew what Brexit is.)

Additionally, Trump had no qualms this week about using the platform of his presidential campaign to attack the PGA for moving the WGC-Cadillac Championship from his Miami golf course to Mexico.

Ornstein notes that “there are accepted norms of behavior along similar, common-sense lines: One should not use one’s public stature to promote private interests. Trump is now shattering all of those norms, mostly to the bemusement, not outrage, of the media.”

Donald Trump has clearly decided that his run for the White House is just another opportunity to promote his real estate and golf interests, along with assorted scam businesses.

Ornstein asks the right question: Will the media let him get away with it?

Paul Ryan Endorses Donald Trump Because Why Not?

Shortly after it became clear that Donald Trump would be the GOP presidential nominee, House Speaker Paul Ryan said to much fanfare that he was not prepared to endorse Trump because the candidate had shown an unwillingness to unify the Republican Party.

Ryan, who has criticized Trump for his brief refusal to disavow the support of white nationalist David Duke and his proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the country, emphasized that Trump must bring Republicans together and outline his beliefs about limited government if he wants his endorsement.

Trump went on to criticize Ryan and other Republicans, including Ryan’s 2012 running mate, Mitt Romney, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. When Trump lashed out at Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez while campaigning in her state last week, Ryan defended her. Trump has also made a point to assure voters that he won’t act “presidential” and that he hasn’t changed any of the extremist views that he espoused during the primary race.

Despite the fact that Trump has not done absolutely anything that Ryan asked of him, Ryan endorsed him anyway today in an op-ed for his hometown paper:

Now that he’s officially gotten behind Trump’s campaign, the mythical image of Ryan as a principled conservative visionary can finally be put to rest.

Rick Wiles: America Will Soon Be 'Obliterated'

Yesterday on his “Trunews” program, End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles discussed topics ranging from LGBT pride month to a Christian youth pastor dressing up like the Times Square Naked Cowboy, concluding that America must be on the verge of “being obliterated.”

“We are watching a nation lose its mind and go insane,” he said. “Every strata of society has gone insane. That’s because they’ve rejected God.”

These “lunatics” running society, Wiles added, are going to marginalize, “round up” and “exterminate” conservative Christians.

Shepard: Transgender Rights Policies Are A 'Discriminatory Act' Against Everybody Else

On Friday, Stuart Shepard of Family Policy Alliance, the political arm of Focus on the Family, discussed transgender rights on Alabama’s Faith Radio, claiming that the government’s support of transgender people amounts to “discrimination” against the non-transgender “humans that we share this country with.”

Shepard claimed that transgender people reject the existence of a God who creates everyone with purpose in mind. “When you reject the idea of the ability to know what’s true, you’re essentially rejecting God,” he said. “You’re saying, ‘You put me in the wrong body,’ if you accept that there’s a God, or, ‘There can’t possibly be a God so none of this matters and everything is fluid and unknowable therefore.’”

He compared birth year to gender identity, asking, “What else is assigned at birth that you might feel differently about? ‘I feel that I was assigned the wrong year at my birth. I’m not really the age that I am.’ Well, you’d look at me and say, ‘That’s nuts.’”

Regarding the federal government’s protection of transgender individuals’ rights, Shepard said, “All of these, I mean every time you see it, they say, ‘Well, this is about discrimination.’ Well, their solution is to discriminate against all of us who don’t accept that point of view. It is a discriminatory act that they’re proposing, but they don’t even see it as that.”

He said of transgender people, “They just can’t get to that view of the world to realize that their own actions are discriminatory at the most private level possible, with the other humans that we share this country with.”

Ultimately, Shepard said, accepting transgender rights will undermine the traditional family structure and create chaos. “It comes down to this rejection of everything that’s come before, the idea of mom and dad and male and female and marriage or not married, about all of those things, they want to throw it all out,” he said. “…They want to bring us to a state, essentially of chaos where whatever you feel about anything is acceptable, and we all just think and feel the way that we do about everything, including the most foundational elements of culture and society: the family.” 

“There is a deeper question here of, ‘What can we know is true if you can’t even know whether your child is a boy or a girl, what can you know?” Shepard said. “I mean, what’s left that is knowable? And that’s where we’ve gone. We’ve gone from an understanding of everything to be found through science to this understanding of, ‘Everything I know is what I feel. I feel this way. Therefore, it is. And you can have your own feelings and feel the way you do.’”

Sandy Rios: Hillary Clinton Wants To Legalize Pedophilia

The American Family Association’s Sandy Rios claimed on her radio program this morning that LGBT rights advocates, led by Hillary Clinton, are determined to legalize pedophilia.

Rios took a call from a listener named Pat who told her that “the play is not necessarily for gay rights or transgender, the play is for pedophilia,” a claim for which he cited a 1989 anti-gay film called “AIDS: What You Haven’t Been Told” that he found on YouTube.

“Unfortunately, everything that Pat just said is true,” Rios responded. “I’ve been talking about this stuff at a time, you know, 15 years ago when nobody, nobody could believe this, it was just too much, just too much. But I remember debating Jocelyn Elders, the former surgeon general of the United States, over a book she had endorsed that wanted to move the age of sexual consent down to 12, I got in a huge fight with her over that.”

“And can tell you,” she added, “the person who is primarily behind all of this, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, has been pushing for this since she was young, and that’s Hillary Clinton. He’s absolutely right, pedophilia is the next frontier, the next barrier they want to break down, it is absolutely amazing.”

Peter LaBarbera: Obama Has Been The Greatest Promoter Of 'Moral Evil' Of Any President In History

Colorado Republican state lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt was joined by his fellow anti-gay Religious Right activist Peter LaBarbera on his "Pray In Jesus Name" program recently, where the two decried the Obama administration's guidelines for public schools on how to protect the rights of transgender students, which LaBarbera said are just further proof of Obama's promotion of "moral evil."

"Obama never really let the Constitution get in his way," he said, "as we saw with his systematic destruction of the definition of marriage, Chaps. He's all about the homosexual agenda and now we have actual very strong evidence that that's the number-one agenda item for Barack Obama."

"For whatever reason, Barack Obama has chosen the promotion of homosexualism and transexualism now as one of his major achievements," LaBarbera continued. "This is really the president that has promoted in this area the greatest moral evil by far of any president of the United States."

Daubenmire: Christians Are Not Obligated To Help Muslims

Ohio-based Religious Right activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire said yesterday that Christians are not obligated “to be giving money to feed those Muslims.”

Daubenmire agreed with one of the guests on his "Pass The Salt" program, which he hosts via Google Hangouts, who argued that the Bible’s call for Christians to bear each other’s burdens is “not talking about everybody" but only applies to Christians and not to non-Christians in places like “Zambia and oh-my-gosh-where.” 

Daubenmire agreed, saying that although he supports giving money to Christians in need, the Bible tells him only "how Christian brothers are supposed to relate to Christian brothers, not how Christian brothers are supposed to relate to the lost world.”

He continued, “You telling me I’m supposed to be giving money to feed those Muslims? Are you kidding me? Sorry. Individually, I may want to, but do I have an obligation to do that? No.”
 

 

On His First Day In Office, President Trump Will Tell Allies That He Won't Defend Them If They Don't Pay Up

After predicting that Germany and other European countries will collapse due to the refugee crisis, Donald Trump told Michael Savage yesterday that on his very first day as president, he will begin calling the leaders of allied nations to inform them that the U.S. will no longer honor commitments to defend them in case of a military conflict.

Trump said that these allied countries will “have to pay” much more for protection, adding, “What, are we supposed to get into World War III over a country that doesn’t respect us enough to pay what they’re supposed to be paying?”

Trump also said that as president he will immediately act to undo President Obama’s executive actions on immigration reform and build the Keystone XL pipeline, with a hefty new tax on the corporations that benefit from it.

Previously, Trump said he would prefer that countries acquired nuclear weapons rather than continue military alliances with the U.S. that he thinks are too expensive.

Trump Immigration Adviser: Round Up Immigrants At Protests, Testifying Before Legislatures

Kris Kobach, the anti-immigrant crusader who designed Donald Trump’s plan for impounding remittances to force Mexico to pay for a border wall, said on Sunday that he hopes when Trump is president, immigration enforcement officers will be sent to round up undocumented immigrants participating in protests or lobbying legislators.

Kobach, the secretary of state of Kansas, hosts a weekly radio program on the Kansas City station KCMO. On Sunday’s program, he discussed a recent anti-Trump protest in Albuquerque that turned violent, leading to the arrests of some protesters.

A listener called in to complain that “the law does not apply to illegal aliens,” falsely implying that there had been no consequences for violent anti-Trump protesters. “They’re now getting so bold that, you know, you and I don’t have the right to hold a rally for our people … but they have the right to get off the sidewalk, go in the street, do damage and not get arrested,” the caller said.

Kobach responded that what “really annoys” him is that Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t just send officers into protests and start demanding people’s papers and sending undocumented participants “back to [their] home country.”

Later in the program, Kobach said that not only should ICE start checking people’s papers at protests, they should also round up and deport undocumented immigrants who show up to lobby state lawmakers on immigration issues. “I don’t think that’s going to happen until Donald Trump is president,” he said:

You know, I think the fact that ICE was absent was also wrong. This is the way that even in the Bush administration, when [inaudible] at a protest, no one would ever arrest them and say, ‘You identified yourself as not lawfully present in the United States, we’re going to go ahead and enforce the law now.’

You know, they showed up in the Kansas legislature, they do this almost every year, when we run a bill, we meaning those who believe in the rule of law, run a bill to stop giving in-state tuition to illegal aliens, illegal aliens will show up and testify. ICE never turns up and says, ‘Okay, you’re breaking the law, time to get out of here.’ You get Democrats applauding them. It’s just unbelievable. At some point, we’ve got to say, ‘Look, we take our laws seriously,’ and I don’t think that’s going to happen until Donald Trump is president.

Note: The audio in both clips in this post is very choppy, which is how it was in the original recording posted by KCMO.

Trump: 'Germany's Going Down. They're All Going Down.'

Yesterday, Donald Trump chatted with far-right conspiracy theorist Michael Savage, who asked the presumptive GOP presidential nominee about the Dalai Lama’s recent comments that European countries have accepted “too many” refugees.

Trump, who has frequently criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her stance on refugees and because she, in his view, robbed him of the 2015 TIME Person of the Year title, told Savage that refugees will destroy the continent: “I’ll tell you, you’re going to destroy Europe. Germany’s going down. They’re all going down. It’s unbelievable; unbelievable what’s happening in Europe.”

Not only has Trump consistently lied about the refugee crisis, but he has also threatened to deport refugees legally resettled in the U.S.

Top GOP Consultant: Trans People Banned From Bathrooms Just Need To 'Suck It Up And Deal With Things'

Transgender people who don’t have the option to use a separate facility need to just “suck it up and deal with things” rather than use a restroom that matches their gender identity, a prominent Republican consultant wrote this week.

Bill Greener III, a former communications director for the Republican National Committee whose consulting firm represents the RNC and a number of Republican members of Congress, wrote in an Inside Sources column on Tuesday that trans people also need to understand that “white males of European descent who are heterosexual actually encounter situations where we get treated like crap. I can vouch for this. Some would call this life.”

Instead, he complained, trans people are making “everyone in the world … turn themselves inside out to make sure that [they] never feel badly.”

A person can be entirely sympathetic to fair treatment, strongly oppose actual discrimination, and generally be a fair-minded individual without being compelled to conclude that more than 95 percent of Americans ought to be made to accommodate any and all demands from 0.3 percent of the population.

For a large number of people I consider reasonable, all of this becomes a tad absurd. People thinking they are cats does not make them cats, say we. Maybe you are entitled to think of yourself in any way you want. That, however, should not obligate everyone in the world to turn themselves inside out to make sure that you never feel badly.

By the way, just for the record, white males of European descent who are heterosexual actually encounter situations where we get treated like crap. I can vouch for this. Some would call this life.

In a broader context this debate should focus on just how much accommodation is reasonable to expect, much less to demand as a matter of a legal right. When is it that more than nine in 10 Americans will be allowed to say: “We don’t hate you. We even understand and agree you deserve not to be discriminated against. However, this has become an argument that centers on personal comfort levels. You need to deal with being uncomfortable. It is more fair, more logical, and more reasonable than asking all the rest of us to adjust to you. Where possible, we will attempt to reduce this discomfort by providing separate facilities. However, a good deal of the time, you are just going to have to suck it up and deal with things.”

William Gheen: 'Roots' Remake Part Of Globalist Plot to Spark Anti-White Violence

William Gheen, the head of the fringe anti-immigrant group Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC), told WorldNetDaily yesterday that the remake of the famous 1977 miniseries “Roots” that aired over Memorial Day weekend is part of a globalist plot to “agitate black voters into voting for Democrats” and spark anti-white violence.

“We are under attack,” he said. “The enemy is here. And they are springing a trap from within.”

Gheen said it’s also “no coincidence” that the remake of the 1970s movie “Roots” was released Memorial Day weekend for summer showing.

“In the new interpretation of the novel they removed any remaining positive roles by white Americans and released it on Memorial Day in the run up to the election to agitate black voters into voting for Democrats and/or for violence if needed,” he said.

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Gheen says it’s the same global factions who were behind the creation of the European Union that are now pushing for violent uprisings in the U.S. and to push the nation over the edge into chaos and, they hope, a new social order.

“They hate the United States and its Judeo-Christian heritage, our Constitution, our gun rights, this is all considered remnants of a white male-dominated, colonial civilization that they want destroyed irrevocably,” Gheen said. “It’s a demographic form of genocide which they believe will have no resurgence in history.”

“And this is going to be the summer of blood. I believe the now-documented spike in violent crime rates in our major cities, and the fact our FBI director ties it to Ferguson, and the unprecedented wave of illegal immigration, and rising death rates for middle-aged whites, all point, these are not random coincidences, all the arrows point in the same direction and all the trails lead back to all the usual suspects. We are under attack. The enemy is here. And they are springing a trap from within.

“Complete civil disorder is now a good probability in the hot summer of 2016,” he added. “We are in a type of national survival twilight zone and anything could happen and a lot of the potential outcomes involve a lot of people being hurt. We want to stand on the side of those who promote American civil liberties and against those who are promoting this coordinated attack, that is going hot, from a sneaky cold-war kind of thing to a hot kind of thing, and we definitely want to pray for the safety and well-being of all Americans out there of every race and walk of life that are loyal to the Constitution.”


 

Ex Gay Activist Janet Boynes Says Acceptance Of Gay Relationships Is A Sign Of The 'Last Days'

All this week on his "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver has been interviewing ex-gay activist Janet Boynes, who today recommended that Christian parents never allow their gay child to bring their partner or spouse into their home, warning that acceptance of such relationships is a sign of the "Last Days."

Boynes said that parents should never cave and allow their children to bring a same-sex partner home for Christmas or Thanksgiving or to a family wedding because "anything outside of a man and a woman is a civil union."

"That is not a marriage," she said, "and so we have to not allow ourself to get so confused and realize that the Bible talks about these things are going to happen in the Last Days. We have to have a better understanding that the Bible talks about in the Last Days, these things are going to happen and trust God that he has an answer for everything in his word."

Christian parents must tell their gay child, Boynes said, that "we believe marriage is between a man and a woman and for this reason, we will not allow you and your same-sex partner to be in the house." The child should be welcome to come home any time, she stated, with the understanding that "your same-sex partner cannot come to our home and our holidays as a couple."

Straight siblings, on the other hand, should be more than welcome to come home as a couple "because they are heterosexual [and] they're doing things right," but gay relationships are "unacceptable ... in the world of God."

Trump University: Just Another Conservative Fraud

“I believe that Trump University was a fraudulent scheme, and that it preyed upon the elderly and uneducated to separate them from their money,” former Trump University sales manager Ronald Schnackenberg stated in a particularly damning deposition unsealed yesterday as part of a legal case against Donald Trump and his real estate seminars.

Schnackenberg describes Trump University as “only interested in selling every person the most expensive seminars they possible could.” Far from providing its customers with an actual education, “most of the instructors, mentors and coaches had very little or no experience in the real estate techniques they were teaching.”

Free seminars were designed for the sole purpose of generating sign-ups for $1,500 classes; the $1,500 classes were solely designed to sign people up for $35,000 “elite seminars”; and the elite seminars simply foisted more products on “students.”

Salesmen for Trump University were forced to put students in financial peril to make sales — or face consequences. According to Schnackenberg, he was “reprimanded” for not selling a couple a $35,000 seminar because they would have had to use “disability income” and “tak[e] out a loan based on the equity in his apartment.” Another sales person closed the deal.

Furthermore, according to Schnackenberg, “speakers told students to raise their credit card limits so that they could be ready to purchase real estate.” They even encouraged students to pay for the classes with credit cards.

Hawking financially risky fraudulent products, designed to take advantage of elderly and vulnerable populations, would seem like a disqualifier for a presidential candidate, except it puts Trump squarely in line with the profit model of much of he conservative movement.

As Alex Seitz-Wald reported for Salon in 2013:

Last week, preeminent conservative blogger and Fox News contributor Erick Erickson was busted hawking a pricey but dubiously valuable financial advice newsletter to his readers in an ad that turned out to be lifted from a previous ad for the same newsletter sent in the name of Ann Coulter a few years earlier. “I’m happy to support a good friend. Didn’t earn a penny,” he tweeted. Whether you believe that or not may depend on whether you know that his publisher once offered to sell his endorsement, or if you believe, as Alex Pareene has often written, that the conservative movement is, among other things, an elaborate moneymaking venture by which the wealth of the rabid and gullible conservative rank and file is redistributed to already rich celebrities.

The truth is, peddling shady products to your most loyal listeners and readers is the rule, not the exception, and Erickson was just unfortunate enough to have someone notice him, and not the dozen other talkers or news outlets it could have easily been. From miracle health cures, to get-rich-quick schemes, to overpriced precious metals and seed banks, talk radio hosts and conservative news outlets are making a killing by trading their platform and credibility for the hard-earned cash of their unsuspecting listeners.

Across the conservative media, scams targeting vulnerable populations are commonplace. RedState.com once told its email list that in 1985 Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with three forms of cancer and was cured not by “chemo” or “radiation,” but a “secret” and “CENSORED” treatment that they would reveal. WND, Dick Morris, Newsmax and Glenn Beck have sent similar emails.

Newt Gingrich, Fox Business, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Alex Jones, WND and The Washington Times all promoted Stansberry & Associates, an investment firm that targeted conservative customers and was “fined $1.5 million for engaging in ‘deliberate fraud’ and profiting from ‘false statements.’ ”

Potential Trump vice presidential pick Newt Gingrich has claimed in emails that "cancer was cured back in 1925," "the annual flu shot is nothing more than a BALD-FACED SCAM,”  "Illuminati was behind every consequential wealth event of [2013]," and an “insider near Washington D.C. has just blown the lid off the 7 Deadly Drugs the U.S. Government can't wait for you to swallow."

On his email list, Mike Huckabee has marketed, “a medical quack claiming Alzheimer's disease cures; a for-sale stock pundit that was fired from Fox; a financial firm that was fined by the government for engaging in ‘deliberate fraud’; and a survival food company that profits off of readers' fears of being ‘herded into FEMA camps.’”

Ben Carson, the former presidential candidate tapped by Trump to lead his vice presidential search, “shilled for a quack-cures company that used misleading advertisements to promote its products to people with cancer, HIV, ALS and autism” and paid $7 million as part of a false marketing settlement.  

With the Right’s track record, the presumptive GOP nominee should be touting the fraudulent activity of Trump University as another example of his conservative credentials.

Jim Bakker: Anti-Trump Forces May Impose Martial Law Or Cancel The Election

When televangelist Jim Bakker and far-right writer Michael Snyder discussed the upcoming presidential election last week, both were rather excited about the prospect of Donald Trump winning in November.

That is, if the election ever takes place.

Both Bakker and Snyder feared that powerful forces may try to cancel the election, and Bakker warned that we “may not even get to the election” because “there’s going to be a martial law declared.” “Some have actually prophesied this,” Bakker added.

Bakker reminisced about the time he interviewed Ronald Reagan in 1979, which he called “the day Ronald Reagan became prophet.” Unfortunately, Bakker said he doesn’t have any footage of this momentous meeting with Reagan, but he has previously said that Reagan warned during the interview about America turning into Sodom and Gomorrah.

Snyder, meanwhile, urged viewers to pray for Trump’s safety because “the elite are going to move heaven and earth to do whatever is necessary to keep Donald Trump out of the White House,” adding that such elites “are not above launching false flag attacks” or creating “some type of event so that they can cancel or suspend the election.”

This prompted Bakker to claim that he has personally been the victim of false flag attacks “by some people” who “were trying to kill me.”

White Nationalists: Trump May Not Meet All Our Expectations, But Neither Did Jesus

White nationalists James Edwards and Keith Alexander discussed Donald Trump’s success on their racist, anti-Semitic podcast, “The Political Cesspool,” on Saturday, with Alexander comparing  Trump to Jesus. Alexander said that Jesus, like Trump, didn’t fully meet conservatives’ expectations in his day and was rejected as the messiah, a mistake that he said Americans shouldn’t make with Trump.

“We are under no illusion here that his record previous to this campaign is spotty at best,” Edwards acknowledged. He argued that at least with Trump, “there may be a chance that he’s sincere.”

Edwards said, “The best we can say about Trump is that there’s a chance, but even more encouraging about Trump is this, and is what is undeniably positive: Trump speaking out on immigration and some of these other issues like political correctness in the media the way he has, shows that these are winning issues.”

Edwards argued that it’s irrelevant what Trump does in office and whether he’s “ultimately a disappointment.”

“The most important thing about Trump is what comes after Trump,” Edwards said. “And I think his campaign has proven that Americans are ready for hardcore nationalist politics and populism.”

Alexander praised Trump’s ability “to short-circuit the vetting process because of his celebrity and his wealth.”

Alexander continued, “[Trump] is a leader, not an intellectual, and as a result he’s bound to be a disappointment to people that would like to see Pat Buchanan in his position, but we have to take what we can get. We can’t expect purity in every regard. Those who do, it’s just like Jesus. Jesus didn’t meet the expectations of the conservative intellectual Pharisees of his time to be the messiah and, as a result, they rejected the messiah. We don’t need to make their mistake.”

Edwards dismissed Trump’s potential letdowns, saying Trump’s campaign is “a net gain for our issues, and our issues are bigger than any one man.”
 

 

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