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Right Wing Round-Up - 5/10/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/10/16

  • According to Armstrong Williams, Ben Carson and Donald Trump "have become very trusted allies; brothers."
  • Anne Graham Lotz will vote for Trump and "hope that he can change and become a man of God like King Nebuchadnezzar in the Bible."
  • Religious Right activists are threatening to sit out the election unless Trump picks a running mate that they can support. 
  • Frank Gaffney warns that transgender nondiscrimination policies will force colleges to "create conditions in which rape is virtually inevitable."
  • Dana Loesch is not a fan of pro-Trump commentator Kayleigh McEnany: "Baby cakes, this was more than just going on television and flashing your pearly whites and your flat chest, red dress, over-sprayed bleach blond hair while you sit and preach all this stuff about who is or isn’t a conservative?"
  • Finally, Janet Porter declares that "it’s time to hit Target even harder."

'They're Only Using Us For Their Own Power': Glenn Beck Unloads On The GOP

On his radio program last week, Glenn Beck revealed that before Ted Cruz had ended his race for the GOP presidential nomination, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus had contacted Beck about setting up a time for him to travel to Texas to spend the day with the right-wing radio host in an effort to try and find a way to unify the party.

Now that Cruz has dropped out, Beck announced today that Priebus is now blowing off this meeting and no longer has any interest in courting Beck or his viewers, which set Beck off on a long rant about how the Republican Party is embarrassed of its base and regularly exploits conservative activists for its own purposes. 

Beck said that Priebus called him weeks ago to set up a meeting to discuss how important the conservative movement is to the Republican Party, but since Cruz has dropped out, "now he won't come on, now he won't even return our phone calls" and instead conservatives are just being told by the GOP to fall in line and support Donald Trump.

"The game that is being played with us is the game that was played with the African Americans beginning in the 1970s," Beck stated.

As he sees it, blacks have been coerced into supporting the Democratic Party despite the fact that "they are being taken advantage [of] and raped because they have nowhere else to go," and the same thing is happening to Christian conservatives within the GOP.

"The game that has been played by the Democrats is now being played on us," Beck said. "The religious, the conservatives and the constitutionalists are being told, 'You got no place else to go' ... You are embarrassed by my religiosity, you are embarrassed by my conservative values, you are embarrassed by my values of the Constitution. You mock me every step of the way. You mock the religious. You court us, or have in the past, you court us and then you mock us. You're embarrassed of us behind closed doors and every single conservative, constitutionalist, Tea Party and religious person know it. They don't like us. They don't want to be around us. They're only using us for their own power."

Ted Cruz Is Open To Unsuspending His Campaign If He Can Win Nebraska's Primary

Ever since Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican presidential race last week, Glenn Beck and his co-hosts have been holding on to a sliver of hope that if Cruz could still somehow manage to win today's Republican primary in Nebraska, that would convince the Texas senator to unsuspend his campaign and re-enter the race.

Today, Cruz called into Beck's radio program and Beck's co-host Pat Gray directly asked Cruz about this possibility.

"If Nebraska were to somehow miraculously choose you tonight," Gray asked, "if that happened, would you consider getting back in the race?"

Cruz responded that he would certainly be open to that admittedly slight possibility.

"I am not holding my breath," Cruz said. "My assumption is that that will not happen. But listen, let's be very clear, if there is a path to victory, we launched this campaign intending to win; the reason we suspended the race last week is with Indiana's loss, I didn't see a viable path to victory. If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly."

Beck and crew were, of course, elated and urged Republicans in Nebraska to turn out en masse today to vote for Cruz.

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/9/16

  • Brian Tashman @ Huffington Post: Trump Is Lifting The Profile Of Conspiracy Theorists Who Blame School Shootings On The Government, Claim Starbucks Puts Ebola Semen In Coffee.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/9/16

  • Despite having once attacked Donald Trump as a truly dangerous "non-serious, unstable, substance-free narcissist," Bobby Jindal has now penned an op-ed explaining why he'll vote for him for president.
  • FRC's Tony Perkins likewise says that he's "open" to supporting Trump.
  • Jesse Lee Peterson cuts to the chase: "Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and the Democratic Party hate blacks."
  • Michael Brown attacks President Obama for daring to acknowledge mothers "regardless of sexual orientation" on Mother's Day.
  • Finally, the "Virginia High School League has moved 14 state tournament events away from Liberty University" because of Jerry Falwell Jr.'s comments about Muslims.

Gordon Klingenschmitt Ties Himself In Knots Trying To Defend Discrimination Against Atheists

On today's "Pray In Jesus Name" program, Religious Right activist and Colorado state legislator Gordon Klingenschmitt shared his thoughts on a lawsuit filed against a California school district for refusing to inform students about scholarships that were being offered by atheist groups.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and a local freethinker organization were offering college scholarships but district officials refused to include them on a list of scholarships that was distributed to students even though the list featured several overtly religious scholarships.

In Klingenschmitt's view, this is perfectly okay because trying to "bribe" public school students with an atheist scholarship is unconstitutional.  

"To advertise atheist scholarships to all of the Christian students or the Jewish students or even the homosexual students," he said, "to say that everyone should be able to get this money if you just renounce your faith, that, to me, is itself unconstitutional. There is no place for atheist recruiters to come into your schools and recruit children to violate their parent's religion."

Offering Christian scholarships, on the other hand, is totally acceptable because the majority of students in public school are Christians, Klingenschmitt said, and so "for an opportunity to be offered to a Christian child that, if they write an essay about God that they should get Christian scholarship money, that's not bribery. They're keeping their own religion ... You're reinforcing what the parents want their kid's faith to be. This is a parental rights issue."

Sure, some atheist parents might object to students being offered a scholarship for writing Christian essays, Klingenschmitt admitted, but that is totally different than saying "to Christian children that we're going to bribe you with [a scholarship] if you convert and renounce your parent's faith about how great it is to be an atheist."

"That would be upsetting and offensive to parents who want their children raised in a Christian faith," he stated, before praying that school officials will fight this lawsuit and "stand up for the freedom of religion for Christian students in public schools to not be coerced and bribed to convert to atheism against their parent's faith."

Mat Staver: Transgender Nondiscrimination Laws Are 'Being Financed By Those Who Are Actively Promoting Pedophilia'

On today's "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver asserted that North Carolina's anti-LGBT law and the Religious Right's boycott of Target are necessary because efforts to allow transgender people to use facilities that match their gender identity are being pushed by pedophilia advocates.

"The fact is we know sexual assaults occur," he said, "they are going to occur with or without these laws, there's no question about that. People commit sexual assaults, they commit them in buildings, they commit them in restrooms; but what you have now done, knowing that sexual assaults occur, knowing that they occur in these places where women are trapped and they can't get out, now what we've done, through these laws, is we've opened the door for every rapist and pedophile."

"Frankly," he continued, "when you look at some of the people behind the North Carolina law and some of these other laws, who are they? They have been identified, some of them that have been advocating this, as pedophiles. Some of this is being financed by those who are actively promoting pedophilia."

Of course, Staver did not disclose which groups were identified as organizations that promote child abuse.

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/6/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 5/6/16

  • Rick Perry, who once called Donald Trump a "cancer" that will destroy the Republican Party, is now willing to serve as his running mate.
  • Trump says that he "totally disavows" David Duke's praise of him for thwarting the "Jewish supremacists who control our country."
  • WND has proof that Grover Norquist is "an Islamic agent." That proof consists of a video of Norquist speaking to a group of Muslims back in 2011.
  • Bryan Fischer warns about the rise of Wicca, which is nothing but "superstition and myth."
  • Finally, Janet Porter is organizing a "Don't Target Our Daughters Day" to stage protests against Target all across the nation on June 4.
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