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Right Wing Round-Up - 8/9/16

  • PFAW: PFAW Statement on Trump Appearance at Orlando Event Organized By Anti-LGBT Extremists.
  • Dylan Matthews @ Vox: Susan Collins, a 4-term GOP senator, says Trump is "unworthy of being our president".
  • Eric Hananoki @ Media Matters: Trump Ally Roger Stone: The Clintons Recently Had Four People Murdered.
  • Warren Throckmorton: The Futility of Donald Trump’s Johnson Amendment Promise: Most Pastors Don’t Want to Endorse Political Candidates.
  • Josh Feldman @ Mediaite: Here’s How Newt Gingrich Answered a Question About Trump’s ‘Mental Fitness’ for Office.
  • Nicole Hemmer @ U.S. News & World Report: Dinesh D'Souza's latest right-wing conspiracy film exemplifies the rise of Trumpism in the GOP.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/9/16

  • Burt Prelutsky explains that "the liberal brain has a very difficult time discerning between truth and lies [and] once it figures things out, it definitely prefers lies because they’re so much more comforting. Clearly, there is something haywire about the way the damn things are wired."
  • Janet Mefferd will fit right in with the anti-gay bigots at American Family Radio when her radio show begins airing on Monday.
  • Don Boys says that allowing Muslims to pray at the Democratic and Republican conventions "was a kick in the face to all decent, lawful, sane Americans by leaders of the once respected Republican and Democrat parties."
  • Why won't Hillary Clinton stop killing people?
  • Finally, David Lane is "fed-up with the doublespeak from moderate, establishment Republicans, who run as conservatives in order to be elected, but then govern as irreligious progressives. Lies unleash misery on a nation. Saying one thing to be elected but doing the opposite has a name: deceit."

Glenn Beck: Mitt Romney Should Be Drafted In Case Trump Implodes

On his radio show today, Glenn Beck became so alarmed over Donald Trump's cratering poll numbers and forecasts showing him falling further and further behind Hillary Clinton that he called on Mitt Romney to throw his hat into the ring just so that Republicans have someone to vote for in case Trump has a complete meltdown.

"I am not a Romney fan," Beck said, but "Romney should be drafted at this point and put his name in on Friday just in case this guy implodes and is 20 points behind. We have to have some place else to go."

"I really think that we have to draft somebody," he said. "I know he hates my guts, but I think we should reach out to Mitt Romney ... or maybe I should reach out to Ted [Cruz]" and encourage them to "just put your name on the ballot in case we start to have [Trump falling] 20 points behind."

Phil Robertson Threatens To Run For President

Last week, My Faith Votes, the Religious Right effort overseen by Ben Carson that seeks to mobilize 25 million Christians to vote in 2016, hosted a teleforum with Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, during which he threatened to run for president.

Given that My Faith Votes was behind the meeting that Donald Trump held with hundreds of Religious Right leaders back in June, it was no surprise that most of the focus of the call was on encouraging Christian voters to support Trump.

Robertson kicked things off by agreeing with a caller who said that "rising secularism" in the United States is "the greatest assault on Christianity" in modern times. This assault, Robertson said, is the fault of the voters who "elect depraved souls" to serve in public office instead of candidates who will defend religious liberty and the Second Amendment and oppose abortion rights and gay marriage.

"You call it secularism," he said, "I just call it the Evil One, the Evil One that controls human beings."

Robertson went on to claim that society is overrun with murder and lying, which are the works of Satan and the result of the teaching of evolution and the separation of church and state in public schools.

The only hope is for Christians to vote for the godliest candidate, Robertson said. "The one that at least won't disarm us, spiritually speaking and physically speaking."

"I can't tell you how to vote," he said, but "if they keep fooling around long enough, they're going to force me to run. If you want to see a change in America, get me in there, dude, and there will be a big change then, if you all are ready for it."

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/8/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/8/16

  • Carl Gallups says that Christians who refuse to support Donald Trump must ask themselves one question: "Will my conscience allow me to act in a manner so that Hillary Clinton will win the presidency and thus destroy this nation and the future of my children and grandchildren? That’s the real question for all of these people talking about their ‘conscience.’ Everyone else is going to have to live with the consequences of all of those who simply opt out of this election by not doing what they can to stop Hillary Clinton."
  • Jim Garlow desperately tries to explain why he is supporting Trump: "Trump is slowly being surrounded by increasingly good persons. (NOTE: Right while I was typing this, I received a call from a man on the East Coast whom I have only met twice, but who has Trump's ear, who told me the good things happening 'behind the scenes,' in spite of some of the unprincipled things he has said.) Can these good people impact Trump? We'll see. But that is better than the horrific, anti-scriptural persons surrounding Hillary."
  • Republicans who still can't bring themselves to vote for Trump now have a third-party option: Evan McMullin.
  • Ben Kinchlow has a theory on why Hillary Clinton may win the election: "America has an extremely high percentage of voting-age college students, millennials, transsexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals and feminists. In addition, many normal Americans want to demonstrate that they are not racists, homophobes or anti-feminist."
  • Gina Loudon says that "instead of running for president, Hillary could be seeking a medical battery of testing that could get to the heart of what may be a worsening mental disorder, as well as intense therapy and perhaps medication (if she isn’t already medicated), before more lives are lost at the hands of her incompetence."
  • Finally, the AFA's Abe Hamilton says that Black Lives Matter is "bent on what I would term a form of domestic terrorism." 

Flip Benham Flips Out During Charlotte City Council Meeting

Last month, rabidly anti-gay Religious Right activist Flip Benham showed up at a city council meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he continued to rail against the mayor and city council for passing a measure aimed at protecting LGBT rights earlier this year.

Even though the measure was ultimately blocked by the state legislature, Benham remains outraged and used his three minutes during the "citizen's forum" portion of the meeting to accuse the city council of putting its "middle finger right in the eye of almighty God."

"There is one God and we're going to stand for him in this city," Benham proclaimed. "You cannot make a moral wrong a civil right. You have no right to do that! It's a moral wrong."

"If God doesn't fix this city, if God isn't the answer, if God isn't at the foundation, you're going to have bloodshed coursing down the corners of our streets, our schools and our workplaces and you're not going to have a police force big enough to stop it," he ranted. "When you sow bloodshed in the womb — and we have three abortion mills here in this city — you're going to reap it in the streets and our God is a God of truth and these things happen. When you cast God behind your back, violence always comes in to replace the void."

"Now we've got this transgenderism nonsense!" Benham bellowed as he slammed his hand upon the podium. "It's not a sin to be black! But it is a sin to be a practicing homosexual! It is a sin. It is not a moral right! It is wrong and you need to say so and you've opened up the doors of hell on our city, you and this council and you need to repent!"

Right Wing Round-Up - 8/5/16

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 8/5/16

  • The ABA Journal reports that "a federal judge in Alabama has dismissed a lawsuit by suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore that sought reinstatement to his judicial office."
  • If Moore is removed from office, he could always run for governor on Alabama, as a new survey reportedly found that "Moore's sky-high name recognition makes him the GOP's current top choice for governor in 2018."
  • Mark Landsbaum is convinced that was Donald Trump was "urged by Democrats to run as a Republican expressly to sabotage the GOP."
  • Speaking of Trump, if you make a recurring donation to his campaign, you had better be ready to continue making them forever as his campaign website doesn't offer any way to cancel them.
  • Finally, Julie Roys declares that "if we truly care about the next generation of women, we should oppose Hillary Clinton, not support her. A Hillary presidency will not help our daughters; her example will poison their view of womanhood and lead them to a bleaker, not brighter, tomorrow."

'That's What They Claim': David Barton Falsely Tells Glenn Beck He Has A Doctorate In Education

Glenn Beck is hosting an event at his network headquarters in Texas this weekend to promote the release of his latest book, "Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control," and his good friend David Barton will be on hand, offering private tours of various historical artifacts that Beck and others have collected that have been put on display for the event.

Beck brought Barton onto his radio program today to promote the event by spreading his latest bogus claim that the United States put its own soldiers in danger by specifically warning Japanese civilians which cities we were going to bomb before dropping atomic weapons during World War II.

During the conversation, Beck once again falsely claimed that Barton earned his doctorate in education.

"You have your doctorate, don't you?" Beck asked Barton.

"That's what they claim," Barton replied. "I've got papers for it."

Perhaps realizing that "that's what they claim" is a rather odd answer to a simple yes or no question, Beck sought to clarify.

"You have your doctorate in education," he reiterated.

"Yeah, that's right," Barton responded.

"So he's a doctor of education," Beck stated. "David has an actual doctorate."

Barton, of course, does not have a doctorate in education, as we noted earlier this year when he somewhat confusingly admitted that he doesn't have a Ph.D. In fact, his own bio reports that he merely "holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oral Roberts University and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Pensacola Christian College."

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