Last year, Glenn Beck launched a campaign to get right-wing anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist removed from his position on the board of the National Rifle Association on the grounds that Norquist is "a very bad man" who has been serving as a spy for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Beck was so alarmed by the danger that Norquist poses to the NRA that he threatened to cancel his lifetime membership in the organization if Norquist was not removed from the board. The NRA, in response, promised to launch an investigation into the allegations against Norquist that would be fully transparent and the results of which would be published on its website.
Those results never were made public, but the investigation reportedly found that the case against Norquist was without merit and the organization declined to remove him from the board.
That prompted Beck to throw his support behind an effort to remove Norquist via a recall vote, but that too failed and Beck predictably backtracked from his threat to quit the organization if Norquist wasn't removed.
Now, instead of distancing himself from the NRA, it looks like the NRA is infiltrating Beck's own network as yesterday it was announced that The Blaze's Dana Loesch had been named as a special adviser on women's policy for the NRA:
Dana Loesch, the conservative leader and nationally syndicated radio host, will serve as a Special Advisor on Women's Policy for National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre. The move is effective immediately, LaPierre announced today.
"Dana is a talented and influential leader and communicator," LaPierre said. "In her role as an NRA Commentator, as well as leading the fight for freedom for more than a decade, she has become a leading voice for Second Amendment freedom and a tremendous advocate for the rights of American women. Expanding her role as an advisor on women's issues, and particularly as a national spokesperson for the 5 million men and women of the NRA, strengthens our organization and our voice."
Loesch said she was eager to accept the challenges of her new role. "I applaud Wayne LaPierre for his vision to bring greater advocacy to bear for the Second Amendment freedom of all Americans, especially women," Loesch said, "and I look forward to facing the national news media and defending our freedom with great enthusiasm."
A year ago, Beck declared that Norquist was such "a very bad influence and a very bad man that if this is who the NRA decides to put on their board of directors, I don't think I can be associated with them" because it was proof that the organization has been infiltrated by Islamic radicals.
To use Beck's logic, this means that the dangerously compromised NRA has now managed to reach its tentacles directly into his own network by ensnaring Loesch, one of its most high-profile and popular hosts.
Yesterday, Michael Savage said that President Obama is ushering in a “barbaric invasion” of America and “wants to harm America forever” by resettling Muslim refugees in the country.
“My instincts are intact with regard to the barbaric invasion and my instincts tell me that Obama is doing it on purpose,” the conservative talk radio host said. “My instincts tell me that Obama wants to harm America forever. My instincts tell me he’s a madman and he’s very evil and must be impeached immediately.”
Savage, a major booster of Donald Trump, claimed that anyone critical of Obama has been effectively banned from appearing on television or in newspapers because he has quashed dissent.
David Cay Johnston, writing for The Daily Beast this week, revealed that in 1984 Donald Trump paid no state or federal income taxes.
The revelation comes from “two tax appeals that Trump filed in the 1990s,” both of which he lost.
In 1984, according to Johnston’s reporting, “Trump listed no income on [his Schedule C], yet he deducted $626,264 as expenses. His New York City tax return also showed no income, but listed slightly less in expenses: $619,227.”
The administrative law judge hearing one of Trump’s appeals noted that in 1984 “Mr. Trump had no income tax due.”
Five of Trump’s previous tax returns were revealed as part of his 1981 efforts to receive a casino license in New Jersey. Those records revealed that Trump paid taxes from 1975 through 1977, but paid zero income taxes in 1978 or 1979.
While Trump steadfastly refuses to release his more recent tax returns, we now know that in half the years for which we have records, he paid no income tax.
John Zmirak of conservative news outlet The Stream joined radio host Bobby Gunther Walsh on his show on Tuesday, where he claimed the White House follows “an action plan” to fault the Christian Right for all acts of terrorism and that “Muslim immigration needs to be treated the same way the Confederate flag was” after Charleston’s race-motivated mass shooting in 2015.
“The left never believes in wasting a crisis, so I’m sure that there’s just a go-to plan, regardless — there’s probably like an action plan in the White House for terrorist events like this,” Zmirak said.
Referring to the recent massacre in Orlando, Zmirak said, “If the shooter is a white Christian male Republican, do this, and if he’s — and the worst case scenario, this is the worst case scenario for the White House: this is a registered Democrat Muslim who was born here shooting up a gay bar, and even so, they manage to make it something against the Christian Right.”
Zmirak claimed that even if the Orlando shooter “shot up a church, they would still somehow make this the Christian Right’s fault.”
Zmirak agreed with Walsh’s claim that Democrats wrongfully blamed the Confederate flag for the Charleston shooting and faulted liberals for not targeting Muslims after Orlando’s shooting.
“What’s interesting is they brought an imam the day after this attack, you know, the local government had an imam give a speech, you know, they didn’t do that with the Ku Klux Klan in Charleston, they didn’t bring him in to ask people to remain calm,” Zmirak said. “It’s the same sick ideology of radical Islam behind this killing and behind the killing in Charleston. Maybe the way Confederate flags disappeared across America, maybe mosques need to start being watched, maybe Muslim immigration needs to be treated the same way the Confederate flag was.”
Zmirak continued, “The problem is, once they’re here, they have a First Amendment right, so we need to not let them in because foreigners don’t have constitutional rights, First Amendment or Second Amendment … Once they’re here, we have to protect their constitutional rights, so don’t let more of them in.”
Kevin Swanson: God Let Orlando Massacre Happen Because The Sins Of Homosexuality And Islam Lead To Murder
Yesterday, Colorado-based pastor Kevin Swanson addressed the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando by arguing that homosexuality and Islam are both inherently violent because God gives gay people and Muslims up to their dishonorable ways and other sins like murder.
“Why do homosexuals murder homosexuals?” he asked. Because, according to Romans 1, “God gave them up to vile passions.” “Violence” and “murder,” he said, are deeply tied to homosexuality.
“What’s the bottom line as we view what’s happening in Orlando today?” he said. “I think it is, again, the Romans 1 scenario, it is that God gives them up.”
The Orlando massacre, Swanson added, shows what happens when God’s “restraints have been lifted entirely and when God doesn’t restrain, people go nuts in their sins.”
Swanson hosted an event last year with GOP presidential hopefuls including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, where he repeated his longtime belief that a just government would put gay people to death.
Wendy Long, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in New York, spoke on Saturday to the state chapter of Oath Keepers, a radical anti-government group whose founder has called for the execution of Republican Sen. John McCain.
At the New York Oath Keepers event, Long thanked Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes “for founding this whole organization” and appealed to her audience by declaring that Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democrat whom she is hoping to unseat, is “one of the greatest enemies of the Constitution.”
“I am running against one of the greatest enemies of the Constitution, Chuck Schumer, in the United States Senate,” she said. “He’s an enemy not only of the Second Amendment — which, you know, everyone knows he’s the face of the anti-Second Amendment movement, which, by the way, is in great peril.”
Mentioning the recent Ninth Circuit ruling on concealed firearms, Long said, “The Second Amendment’s in great danger, as is the rest of the Constitution, as you all know.”
As it happens, Schumer was named at the event as one of the group’s “dirty dozen” of “great Marxist traitors in America.”
Long is the former leader of the Judicial Confirmation Network, a right-wing advocacy group that pushed for the confirmation of conservative judicial nominees during the Bush administration. The group is now called the Judicial Crisis Network and is leading the effort to obstruct President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
As the Southern Poverty Law Center has explained, the “core idea” of the Oath Keepers “is that its members vow to forever support the oaths they took on joining law enforcement or the military to defend the Constitution.” But the reality of the organization is a constant stream of conspiracy theories feeding the idea that the federal government is out to get ordinary citizens and can only be stopped by armed Oath Keepers who answer directly the Constitution (or their interpretation of it).
As we wrote last month, “Rhodes, the group’s founder, regularly turns to the far-right media to promote conspiracy theories about a coming civil war in which the federal government will use some combination of race war, Jade Helm 15, gun laws, Ebola ,death camps, Black Lives Matter and radical Islamists to subdue an unarmed and unprepared population.”
The Oath Keepers were a major player in the Bundy Ranch standoff in 2014, which Rhodes said afterward nearly “kicked off a civil war” between armed militias and the federal government. Last year, Rhodes said at an event in Arizona that McCain should be tried for treason and “hung by the neck until dead” for going “along with the program of the destruction of this country.”
Also speaking at the New York event was Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, a rising star in the conservative media, who accepted a Leadership Award from the group. Clarke, seemingly taking a page from Donald Trump, began his speech with several minutes of haranguing the media in attendance, to the delight of his audience, before saying that he would do “everything I can” to get Trump elected. He slammed Black Lives Matter as a “hate group” while comparing groups like the Oath Keepers to the Founding Fathers: “The Founding Fathers of this great nation were also once dubbed as a dangerous ‘Patriot group’ by the crown after they declared their independence.”
Rhodes also spoke, repeating his frequent warning that America is being “divided and conquered on racial lines” in a deliberate liberal attempt to undermine the country. John Faso, a former state assembly minority leader who is now running for a U.S. House seat, also spoke to the group.
Yesterday, Donald Trump ally Alex Jones chatted with fellow conspiracy theorist Steve Pieczenik, who told the InfoWars broadcaster that government agencies and the Muslim Brotherhood are blackmailing President Obama and Hillary Clinton over their secret gay pasts.
He said that Obama had a relationship with Rahm Emanuel, his former chief of staff and the current mayor of Chicago, and that Clinton has a relationship with her aide Huma Abedin. The two agreed that because Trump does not have such a hidden past, the CIA and the Secret Service cannot blackmail him and that is why they “hate” him.
Jones has already claimed that First Lady Michelle Obama “is a man” who murdered comedienne Joan Rivers to cover up the truth.
Pieczenik: Here’s where we get into the intelligence community and what I said a long time ago: When the CIA recruits an individual, particularly a president of the United States, there has to be a psychological deficit and lacunae in their personality. In the case of Bill Clinton, it was the fact his mother was a prostitute, she ran a whorehouse in Hope, Arkansas, and he was nothing but the bastard child of the john.
In the case of Obama, he was known to be a homosexual in Chicago with Rahm Emanuel, who was a trained ballet dancer, and he was recruited by the CIA repeatedly and basically threatened by them and the Muslim Brotherhood and everything else. That’s why the political correctness comes in.
Now, in the case of Hillary Clinton, I’ve known her for years and I’ve known her other family members, she is a well-known lesbian. The reason why she’s been recruited and could be threatened is she’s has a history of lesbian affairs which is relevant only to the fact that it’s a national security problem. [Huma] Abedin may be her lover, Abedin may be her lesbian lover, I could care less. But the point of fact is not one of our presidents, presently or in the future, other than Trump, is a highly compromised candidate.
Jones: And that’s why they hate Trump. He’s not compromised. He’s open about women.
Last week, Republican operative and pseudo-historian David Barton spoke at a church in Utah where he declared that the further governmental and social institutions move away from the Bible, the more inefficient they become.
After repeating his false claim that the Constitution is filled with verses from the Bible, Barton asserted that the Founding Fathers based all of our institutions on the Bible because they knew that was the only way those institutions could survive.
"The more secular something becomes, the further the Bible moves away from it, the less well it works," Barton stated. "The more secular education becomes in America, the less well it works. The more secular government becomes in America, the less well it works. The more secular the judiciary becomes, the less well it works. The more secular economics becomes ... you see, the safety and permanence of our institutions are built on the Bible."
In an interview today with the Christian Broadcasting Network, conservative talk show host Dennis Prager once again attempted to rationalize his support for Donald Trump, explaining that voting for Trump is much like America’s decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japanese cities in World War II in order to swiftly end the war.
“We dropped two atom bombs over Japan. Why? Because the context morally demanded it and the moral demand in our time in America is the defeat of the Left,” he said.
Conservative radio talk show host Dennis Prager, who initially wasn't for Trump at all, sees Hillary Clinton as a far worse alternative.
"In life you don't always get a choice between wonderful and awful. You get between awful and more awful and I'll always take the awful over the more awful," Prager explained.
Prager believes the moral choice isn't about backing Trump or not - it's much greater.
"We dropped two atom bombs over Japan. Why? Because the context morally demanded it and the moral demand in our time in America is the defeat of the Left," Prager rationalized.
In the end, that may be Trump's saving grace.
- Simon Brown @ Wall of Separation: Farewell To Forbes: Va. Congressman Allied With The Religious Right Loses Primary.
- Tommy Christopher @ Mediaite: Hugh Hewitt Gets Back On the Trump Train Because ‘Hillary Clinton is the Real Risk’.
- Christopher Massie @ BuzzFeed: Alabama Congressman: Muslim Community Wants To “Kill Every Homosexual” In The U.S.
- Michael Fitzgerald @ Towleroad: Offering Only Prayers, GOP House Leaders Block Vote On LGBT Workplace Discrimination Measure.
- Timothy Johnson @ Media Matters: 20-Plus Years Of Anti-Gay Hate From The NRA.
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