After nine people died in Waco, Texas, during a fight yesterday between rival motorcycle gangs, American Family Association governmental affairs director Sandy Rios noted on her radio show today the “senseless” violence and waste of life. Instead of letting them fight each other, Rios said, the U.S. government could have just used these gang members to fight drug cartels and Islamists.
“Police have their hands full fighting our real enemies, the cartels, the Islamists, and now they’re fighting motorcycle gangs?” Rios asked. “I find myself thinking, let’s have a little retraining for motorcycle gangs and put them on our side fighting our enemies. That’s what we really need.”
Of course, a right-wing talk show host suggesting that the government work with white gang members to fight “our real enemies” is totally acceptable, whereas a right-wing talk show host like Michael Savage can stir up panic in his base by claiming that President Obama is planning to deputize members of the Crips and Bloods.
On his radio program this morning, Glenn Beck reiterated his view that the fight against ISIS is going to be World War III, warning his audience to get ready for economic collapse and terrorist attacks that target schoolchildren while advising them to "prepare for all-out war."
Beck and his co-hosts were discussing the fight against ISIS, which Beck argued will never succeed until America is ready to engage in full-fledged World War II-type of mobilization and witness mass civilian casualties, which co-host Stu Burguiere repeatedly insisted was an entirely unrealistic standard in this day and age.
That is true, Beck conceded, before noting that a few massive changes were in store for this nation in the form of social and economic collapse, which will ready America for all out war.
"Economic collapse and terrorist attacks here on our own soil where they go into a school and they just kill a bunch of our children," Beck predicted. "Yeah, we'll bomb the snot out of them."
"We're not in fear of losing our country yet," Beck continued. "When you have a real true fear of losing everything, losing your homeland, and that happens we people are invading; it's going to be different next time. It's not going to be 19 guys who got onto a passport and just came over here, now its going to be homegrown, now it's going to be in multiple cities, so you won't know."
"I would suggest that you prepare for all-out war," he concluded. "War unlike we've ever seen in our lifetime because that's what I believe is coming":
On May 19, President Obama’s executive action on immigration that would have protected millions of undocumented parents from deportation were set to go into effect. But because Republican politicians have – for now – blocked the programs in the courts, the action is on hold.
While Obama’s executive actions on immigration keep children and families from being deported for no other reason than their undocumented status, Republicans see these actions as “treasonous”, putting us at risk of “civil war.” People For the American Way has documented the extremity of the responses from Republicans and their far right base to the immigration executive actions.
GOP Presidential Candidates:
Former Gov. Jeb Bush
Said President Obama’s executive orders are like decrees of a “Latin American dictator.” [Bloomberg, 3/7/15]
Called President Obama’s executive actions on immigration “an abuse of power.” [CNN, 11/21/14 ]
Claimed President Obama’s executive action is part of a “nefarious agenda” to bring government-dependent voters to the U.S. [Right Wing Watch, 11/21/14 ]
Speaking about Obama’s executive actions on immigration, said: “Our president is very much like Putin.” [The Daily Caller, 11/21/14 ]
Said Americans should “start talking about treason” if the president refuses to comply with the GOP’s demands to reverse his executive actions on immigration. [Right Wing Watch, 5/4/15 ]
Sen. Ted Cruz
Claimed President Obama’s immigration actions are like “counterfeiting immigration papers, because there’s no legal authority to do what he’s doing.” [America’s Voice, 1/22/15 ]
Called DACA “lawless” and “wrong.” [America’s Voice, 9/9/14 ]
Suggested the Senate “not confirm a single nominee—executive or judicial—outside of vital national security positions, so long as the illegal amnesty persists.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/20/14 ]
Former Gov. Mike Huckabee
Claimed President Obama’s executive actions are “wholly unconstitutional,” an “insult to the American people,” and like the “tyranny of King George.” [America’s Voice, 1/22/15 ]
Gov. Bobby Jindal
Called Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration “a cynical attempt to change the topic.” [Bloomberg, 11/20/14 ]
Sen. Rand Paul
Equated President Obama’s immigration action with internment camps for the Japanese: “Think of what happened in World War II where they made the decision. The president issued an executive order. He said to Japanese people, ‘We’re going to put you in a camp. We’re going to take away all your rights and liberties and we’re going to intern you in a camp.’ We shouldn’t allow that much power to gravitate to one individual.” [MSNBC, 11/12/14 ]
Sen. Marco Rubio
Declared that he “would love to defund the immigration order.” [America’s Voice, 12/15/14 ]
Former Sen. Rick Santorum
Commenting on the executive actions, said: “The president has acted like a tyrant and he has acted against the Constitution and he has thrown the Republicans and he has thrown the country a curveball, we’ve never dealt with anything like this before…That has to be not just backing Republicans in a corner, it’s backing Americans in a corner of a president who thinks he is above the law and above the Constitution.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/21/14 ]
Current and Former GOP Elected Officials:
Rep. Steve King (IA)
In a conversation about responding to the President’s immigration executive actions, Steve King said, “there’s probably no better time to fight than now and no better time to risk a government shutdown than now.” [Right Wing Watch, 12/10/14 ]
Said executive action by President Obama providing deportation relief for some undocumented immigrants living in the United States would perhaps irrevocably destroy “our constitutional republic” by turning the United States into a “lawless third-world nation” and Obama into a “king.” Said the “I-word” (impeachment”) “is on the table because our republic is on the table.” [Right Wing Watch, 10/22/14 ]
Called DACA “deferred action for criminal aliens.” [Right Wing Watch, 7/31/14 ]
Said that if President Obama were to take executive action on immigration “our constitution will be torn asunder,” and that he may push for Congress to shut down the government or impeach President Obama in order to prevent the country from “descending abruptly into an abyss that we have never seen in the history of this country.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/14/14 ]
Rep. Mo Brooks (AL)
Suggested Congress should pass a contempt citation against the president for his “reckless conduct,” because then Obama would drop his executive actions since he, like Richard Nixon, wouldn’t want to “incur the wrath that comes with a contempt citation with potential fines and jail time.” [Right Wing Watch, 2/3/15 ]
Said the executive actions are part of a plot to “dilute the vote of American citizens by bringing in millions of foreigners who are going to be dependent on welfare and handouts and hence will be dependent on the Democratic Party for their livelihoods.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/24/14 ]
Stated, "At some point, you have to evaluate whether the president's conduct aids or abets, encourages, or entices foreigners to unlawfully cross into the United States…That has a five-year in-jail penalty associated with it." [Talking Points Memo, 11/20/14 ]
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach
Around the time that Obama announced his executive actions, Kobach claimed it’s possible that a Hispanic majority in the U.S. could conduct an “ethnic cleansing.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/20/14 ]
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK)
Predicted that because of the President’s executive actions, “you're going to see — hopefully not — but you could see instances of anarchy. ... You could see violence.” [USA Today, 11/20/14 ]
Rep. Trent Franks (AZ)
Asserted that Obama’s immigration executive actions “literally could be the death of the Republic.” [Right Wing Watch, 12/3/14 ]
Rep. Lamar Smith (TX)
Said the “extreme fringe of the Democratic Party” supports executive action because it “wants to treat those from other countries better than we treat our own American citizens” and ultimately is “banking” on the votes of new immigrants. [Right Wing Watch, 11/18/14 ]
Rep. Walter Jones (NC)
Claimed that Republicans have “constitutional duty” to impeach Obama because of his immigration actions. [Right Wing Watch, 2/11/15 ]
Rep. Mike Kelly (PA)
Claimed Obama’s immigration actions will push the country into an “internal crisis” not seen since the days leading up to the Civil War. [Right Wing Watch, 11/19/14 ]
Maryland County Council Member and Christian Reconstructionist Michael Peroutka
Asserted that Obama’s immigration action “certainly is an act of treason because it’s aiding and abetting the enemies of America and giving them comfort and aid.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/21/14 ]
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN)
Said that if President Obama were to take executive action to prevent the deportation of some undocumented immigrants living in the United States, his goal would be to “flood our nation with millions of sure-thing Democrat [sic] voters” who would rely on “the United States government as their source of supply.” [Right Wing Watch, 10/31/14 ]
Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst
Referring to the “tsunami of unaccompanied children,” and the President’s executive actions, Dewhurst said, “If we don’t stop the bad guys at the border, they’re going to be in your hometown tomorrow.” [Right Wing Watch, 9/26/14 ]
Former VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
Said that America is being “invaded” by immigrants “one person at a time” and that President Obama is guilty of “encouraging the invasion” with his executive actions. [Right Wing Watch, 3/6/15 ]
Former Rep. Paul Broun (GA)
Said Obama’s executive actions are “illegal and unconstitutional,” stated that Obama is “acting like a dictator,” and urged congressional Republicans to “stop this runaway, imperial presidency.” [Right Wing Watch, 12/4/14 ]
Former Congressman Allen West (FL)
Stated that the president’s immigration announcement will provoke “an incredible cry from the American people” so that Republicans won’t even “need to talk about it.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/19/14 ]
Far Right Leaders
Conservative Activist Phyllis Schlafly
Said Obama’s executive action on immigration resembles the Southern bombardment of Fort Sumter, which led to the beginning of the Civil War, adding that the move is even more inscrutable than Pearl Harbor bombing because “with Pearl Harbor, the American people knew what was happening.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/20/14 ]
Speaking about the executive actions, stated: “It’s just an outrage, and it does spell the death of probably the country.” [Right Wing Watch, 12/3/14 ]
Obama’s executive actions would lead to “suicide for America because he would be bringing in people who will vote Democratic…I think it’s worth impeachment.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/17/14 ]
Author and Radio Host Michael Savage
Connected President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform back to Adolf Hitler’s implementation of his Lebensraum policies. [Right Wing Watch, 11/21/14 ]
Said immigration actions amount to “criminal activity” that should trigger an attempt by Republicans to arrest the president “for usurping the Constitution and Congress.” Added that the actions would be “a treasonous act against the American people,” for which he could “then be arrested and tried for treason.” [Right Wing Watch, 10/23/14 ]
Head of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), William Gheen
Recommended that sheriffs “arrest the president of the United States” because of the executive actions. [Right Wing Watch, 11/20/14 ]
Stated, "As Americans loyal to our Republic, flag, and the Constitution, we are required to rebel en mass against any enemy foreign or domestic that attempts to destroy our nation from within as Obama is attempting to do by decreeing amnesty for millions of illegals!" [ALIPAC, 11/19/14 ]
Campaign Operative Richard Viguerie
Stated that the President’s executive actions “could ignite, quite frankly, a civil war across America against the Democratic Party.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/7/14 ]
Talk Show Host Glenn Beck
Said the President must have taken executive action on immigration to start a race war. [Right Wing Watch, 11/19/14 ]
“Infowars” Host and Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones
Said of the executive actions: “This really is the end of the republic, the end of Congress… We are going the way of Rome bringing in the giant third-world populations, and it seems to be an accelerated collapse-of-Rome timetable now.” [Right Wing Watch, 12/3/14 ]
Anti-Muslim Activist Pamela Geller
Warned that the executive actions would be the “death knell” of America. [Right Wing Watch, 11/19/14 ]
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins
Called the President’s actions “an impeachable act” and said the 2014 election was a rejection of Obama’s “lawlessness.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/14/14 ]
American Family Association’s Sandy Rios
Recommended “impeachment” for “socialistic” Obama because of his immigration actions. [Right Wing Watch, 11/14/14 ]
Trunews Host Rick Wiles
Referring to arresting President Obama, said “This is the only way you deal with a hooligan, you tell him we’re coming with handcuffs, we’re going to lock you up.” [Right Wing Watch, 11/21/14 ]
Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh
Said the executive actions are meant to “open the flood gates to the third world.” [Media Matters, 11/21/14 ]
This post originally appeared on PFAW.org.
Al Ringgenberg, an Iowa Republican politician and retired Air Force colonel, addressed Saturday’s Iowa National Security Action Summit alongside GOP figures such as Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, who sent a video message to the event.
When an audience member asked Ringgenberg about the right-wing Jade Helm 15 conspiracy theory, wanting his thoughts on whether the U.S. military is using closed Walmart stores as part of a nefarious federal government plot in the South, Riggenberg did not dismiss her fears about the training exercises.
Ringgenberg said that the Jade Helm 15 training exercises “raises — I’ve got a couple of hairs left here in the back of my neck — and they stand up a little bit because as a lawyer I know, no, U.S. military forces are not supposed to be operating inside of the United States.”
“Like you, I want to know what the hell is going on,” he said.
The drill in question is a routine training exercise but has raised fears among the far-right that President Obama is planning an invasion of Texas and priming people for martial law.
Televangelist Pat Robertson said on his “The 700 Club” program this morning that the U.S. is “helpless” against ISIS because the country has given up “the founding principle of America, which is Christianity, a belief in the Bible, a belief in God Almighty.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is a great country,” he said. “We’ve got over 300 million people in America, we have the most powerful armed forces in the world, there’s nothing that can even come close to our strength, we have tremendous strength. And why should we be afraid of a few dozen nutty radicals wandering around in pickup trucks? But we are, because somehow or another we’ve lost the ethic, the élan if you will, that has drawn us together as a nation. We give up the founding principle of America, which is Christianity, a belief in the Bible, a belief in God Almighty. And we’ve given that up. We’re helpless.”
“And so it’s reflected in the fact that these crazy fanatics could come loose in small segments of the population and do terror,” he said, referring to the ISIS-inspired Americans who tried to attack an anti-Islam event in Texas. “Well, what could they do? They could put a bomb in and they can go for a radiological bomb, they can go for a dirty bomb, and one day they may even be able to import a real nuke, which could do terrible damage.
“So, it’s like your body. If your body is strong, if your immune system is strong, you don’t get disease. Your body is strong enough to overcome the diseases. It’s only when your immune system is weakened and your body is weakened that these diseases can take you. Our body should be strong, and if it’s strong it should be strong, nurtured, with the knowledge of our founding fundamental freedoms, the knowledge of what the history of our country is and especially the knowledge of God, the knowledge of the Bible. That’s what made this country strong. You give all that up, well, the inner man, the immune system, gets weak, and it’s subject to attack by little viruses like this thing that’s coming along.”
Robertson then declared that President Obama “refuses to acknowledge that ISIS is a problem” and attacked Obama and President Bush for refusing “to acknowledge that Islam is not peaceful.”
Rep. Dave Brat, the Virginia Republican who unseated Rep. Eric Cantor last year thanks in large part to his uncompromising anti-immigrant politics, told talk radio host John Fredericks yesterday that a proposal to allow DREAM Act-eligible immigrants to enlist in the military represents the “decline of Western Civilization.”
Discussing the House’s narrow vote to strip the proposal from a Pentagon spending bill last week, Fredericks asked Brat, “What’s going on out there?”
“Well, what’s going on is the decline of Western Civilization at the highest level,” Brat responded. “I think everybody knows their old Roman history, part of the reason Rome fell was because they started hiring the barbarians in, otherwise known as the Germans at the time, to be troops in their own army, and that led to their eventual downfall.”
Brat also had a response to proponents of the measure who pointed out that being willing to serve in the U.S. military shows a certain level of patriotism: “I wanted to stand up and shout, I mean ISIS is willing to serve in our military as well.”
Later in the conversation, Brat compared allowing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to serve in the military to requiring President Obama to hire Republicans to serve in the White House, a nonsensical comparison for a number of reasons, including that President Obama is in charge of both the military and the White House:
It is an Orwellian situation where language is upside-down. I told some of the guys on our side last night, just as a joke, I mean, if the illegal aliens are so talented that they should take the slots of our military heroes, why not just start out and hire them to work for the White House? And that kind of reverses the humor, right? I mean, if these folks are so good and so patriotic, you know, hire them in the White House.
And even better, just so we’re equal opportunity, I would suggest they hire all Republicans, and so let someone else pick who will work for you in the White House. And if Mr. Obama thinks that’s a reasonable proposition, at least we’re on the same Orwellian footing.
Chuck Norris, who warned of “1,000 years of darkness” if President Obama won his 2012 re-election campaign, writes today that “Obama has literally helped build the environment for the Apocalypse, as defined by both Muslims and Christians.”
According to Norris, the president is bringing Muslim refugees into the U.S. and encouraging undocumented immigrants to commit voter fraud in order to “ensure a 2016 win for the Democratic Party presidential nominee.”
As if President Obama hasn’t made enough wrong moves, now, he’s going to finish his presidency casting a wide net of amnesty and carting illegals into every American community with virtually no regard for safety in doing so. But he does have one thing in mind for certain: creating new voters in every state to ensure a 2016 win for the Democratic Party presidential nominee.
First, the Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, sent letters to all 9,000,000 green-card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election.
PJ Media reported how it “obtained an internal ‘Dear Colleague’ letter written by Leon Rodriguez, the ‘director and co-chair of the Task Force on New Americans.’ The letter refers to a White House report called ‘Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents.’” PJM added: “Leon Rodriguez has a tainted history – not only was he a central player in the radicalization of Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Division, he also ‘undertook a purportedly illegal search‘ of a government employee’s computer in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Messy details are at the Washington Post.)”
The Rodriguez’s letter states: “This report outlines an immigrant integration plan that will advance our nation’s global competitiveness and ensure that the people who live in this country can fully participate in their communities.”
Of course, “fully participate” is code for granting voting rights and specifically re-electing a Democrat president.
Their strategy is to “seed your communities” with at least 70,000 refugees a year, including Iraqis, Burmese, Bhutanese, Somalis, Cubans, Syrians and others. And the numbers of Syrians, mostly Muslim, will surpass them all.
It’s difficult to believe that a single president could make more international Middle East fiascos in a few short years: miscalculating the Arab spring, empowering the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt, failing to protect Americans in Benghazi, enabling ISIS through the complete withdraw of troops from Iraq, remaining aloof to our ally Israel, and then being calloused and obtuse with persecuted Coptic Christians. Indeed, as I just wrote in a former column, Obama has literally helped build the environment for the Apocalypse, as defined by both Muslims and Christians.
For weeks now, Glenn Beck has been incessantly warning that a conspiracy is afoot in which phony grassroots activists are ginning up civil unrest in places like Baltimore and Ferguson in order to create a situation which will allow the federal government to step in and take control of local police departments all over the nation.
A key component of this strategy has been the militarization of local police forces, Beck has warned.
"You can call it a conspiracy all you want, "Beck said on his radio program last Monday. "Look at our police force today. Our police forces have military equipment! Is it a coincidence? Maybe it is. Is it a coincidence then that Al Sharpton is calling for this and meeting with the president? Maybe it is. But how many of these coincidences do you need before you start to say, wait a minute. Wait a minute. Even if it is a coincidence, we need to stop this":
Beck has been so alarmed by this conspiracy that he is dedicating a special program to exposing it on Thursday "that will blow your mind" as he connects all of the dots behind what is really taking place.
"Next Thursday is the 50th anniversary of the last time we had martial law in this country," Beck said last Friday. "And once you know the history of the last time we had martial law in this country and then you see what Al Sharpton is calling for and you see what they’re starting to plant in all of these cities, you’ll understand why all of a sudden they say, well, let me just say this: When you watch next week’s episode, you will no longer question why Baltimore and Ferguson, why they didn’t send the police — why Baltimore said, just let it burn for a while. We got a zone where they can just destroy things. You will completely understand":
Apparently President Obama did not get the message about the conspiracy to militarize the police in anticipation of taking them over, as today he is set to announce restrictions on providing military equipment to police and efforts to recall equipment that has already been handed out:
Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.
The surprise announcement comes after the White House suggested last year that Obama would maintain programs that provide the type of military-style equipment used to respond to demonstrators last summer in Ferguson, Missouri, because of their broader contribution to public safety. But an interagency group found "substantial risk of misusing or overusing" items like tracked armored vehicles, high-powered firearms and camouflage could undermine trust in police.
In previewing the president's trip, the White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms. The federal government also is exploring ways to recall prohibited equipment already distributed.
In addition, a longer list of equipment the federal government provides will come under tighter control, including wheeled armored vehicles like Humvees, manned aircraft, drones, specialized firearms, explosives, battering rams and riot batons, helmets and shields. Starting in October, police will have to get approval from their city council, mayor or some other local governing body to obtain it, provide a persuasive explanation of why it is needed and have more training and data collection on the use of the equipment.
While this development would seem to undermine Beck's entire theory, he will presumably now work to spin this as confirmation that the conspiracy has been discovered and is now being covered up by the government.
Earlier today, the U.S. killed a top leader of the so-called Islamic State, one of many ISIS leaders killed by a U.S.-led coalition targeting the terrorist group.
However, Louisiana governor and likely presidential candidate Bobby Jindal told the Iowa National Security Action Summit today that President Obama has been weak on ISIS and suggested that he won't target the group's leaders.
After suggesting that Muslim clerics are refusing to condemn ISIS, another dubious claim, Jindal challenged Obama to "do his job" and "hunt down and kill these terrorists."
Today at the Iowa National Security Action Summit, an attendee asked Donald Trump what he thinks is "the most prominent lie that the American public is being propagandized in regards to national security." Trump responded by arguing that Obamacare "was a total lie," before saying that "Muslims can come in but other people can't; Christians can't come into this country but Muslims can."
"Something has got to be coming down from the top," Trump said. "Muslims can come in but Christians can't, and the Muslims aren't in danger but the Christians are."
Earlier in the speech, Trump said that he learned this "fact" from fellow summit speaker Ann Corcoran, an activist who believes President Obama is "literally swapping out the people" of the US through Muslim immigration, which she believes should be banned.
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