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Ted Cruz Hates 'New York Values,' Loves New York Money

Sen. Ted Cruz has started attacking Donald Trump, his main rival in Iowa, for having “New York values.” While Cruz hasn’t explained exactly what he means by that, he told Megyn Kelly that “the rest of the country knows exactly what New York values are.”

Of course, faux populism is nothing new from Cruz, who now duck hunts with the “Duck Dynasty” clan but at Harvard Law “refused to study with anyone who hadn’t been an undergrad at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale.” Nor is contempt for New Yorkers, as he voted against aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy but demanded federal aid for people affected by flooding in Texas.

But there is one thing Cruz seems to like about New York: money.

According to the Federal Election Commission, New York is the fourth biggest fundraising state for the Cruz campaign.

In fact, it was at a New York fundraiser for his campaign that Cruz told a pro-gay-marriage donor that he wouldn’t make opposition to marriage equality a top priority of his administration, seeming to contradict what he told Religious Right groups.

Robert Mercer, who lives in a Long Island suburb of New York, is “the main donor behind a network of four ‘super PACs’ supporting Mr. Cruz that reported raising $31 million just a few weeks into his campaign.”

Cruz’s wife works for the New York-based firm Goldman Sachs, the same firm that gave the Cruz family a big (unreported) loan during Ted’s Senate campaign and whose employees and PAC have been generous donors to his campaign.

Cruz’s new line about “New York values” is just more honest, unifying rhetoric from the candidate who repeatedly accuses President Obama of trying “to divide us, to try to tear us apart” rather than “looking for ways to bring us together, to unify us.”

Mike Huckabee: Hillary Clinton May Use Massive Voter Fraud To Win

Mike Huckabee, who in his quest for the GOP presidential nomination has been touting his record of having “consistently fought the Clinton machine” in Arkansas and “lived to tell about it,” spoke with Breitbart News yesterday about how Bill and Hillary Clinton are total liars and how only he has the expertise to defeat them.

After referencing the Monica Lewinski scandal and false and unproven claims about Hillary Clinton’s response to the Benghazi attack, Huckabee floated the prospect of Clinton using voter fraud in order to win the presidential election.

“I always said in Arkansas that I had to get more votes than normal because I had to overcome the cemetery votes,” he said. “One of the reasons I’m a committed Christian is because I believe in the resurrection. I saw it every Election Day, people coming out of the grave to go vote, and if you don’t think voter fraud and every trick and the book will be used, then you have never played in that arena before.”

Right Wing Round-Up - 1/13/16

  • Jon Green @ America Blog: Kim Davis wasn’t the only crusader for Christian privilege invited to the State of the Union. 
  • Hemant Mehta: Christian Preacher: I Moved Clouds and Stopped a Typhoon Because “I Have Authority Over the Weather.”
  • Warren Throckmorton: Glenn Beck: “Liberal Bastards” Had David Barton’s The Jefferson Lies Pulled from Shelves.

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 1/13/16

  • Perhaps South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has been reading too many history books authored by David Barton: “We’ve never in the history of this country passed any laws or done anything based on race or religion. Let’s not start that now.” 
  • Family Research Council President Tony Perkins says the “evidence” of Obama’s impact is everywhere, “from terrorists attacks on our streets to the confusion in our classrooms.”
  • Kelly Shackelford of Liberty Institute is the latest Religious Right leader to endorse Ted Cruz
  • Accuracy In Media warns that “communist groups have manipulated the cause of Black Lives Matter.”
  • Lastly, Don Feder wants to share some important advice: “We could get the Constitution back one day. Electing someone like Ted Cruz would be a start. But even that is no assurance. We’ll need to raise up a generation — like the one that produced the Constitution — to rise to rebellion and overthrow a judicial tyranny supported by the political elite.”

'I'd Really Like To See You As President': Alex Jones Hails Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., appeared on Alex Jones’ radio program today, where he tried to win the bizarre conspiracy theorist back from his Republican presidential rival Donald Trump, who lavished praise on Jones last month. 

Paul, who has appeared on Jones’ show several times before, urged InfoWars viewers to demand that the Republican National Committee allow him on the main stage during Thursday’s Fox Business Network debate, which he is currently boycotting because he was placed in the undercard debate.

Jones said that Paul could defeat Trump, who he said is riding a wave of anti-government resentment.

“How do we get you elected president?” he asked. “I know there’s a lot of time left and folks thought Trump would fade but I think really getting aggressive is the way to go. I don’t claim to be the big political guru here, sir, but I’d really like to see you as president.”

Paul insisted that Trump isn’t a true conservative, citing his differences with Trump on the issue of eminent domain.

“I know you’re the statesman that would make the perfect president,” Jones told Paul, wondering “how we could catapult you back to the lead.”

Media Matters, which first highlighted Paul’s appearance today on Jones’ program, pointed out that “Paul attempted to downplay his alliance with Jones,” whom he once thanked “for being a vital part of his 2010 Senate campaign.”

Jones said on the air last year that he hoped Paul would win the GOP nomination for president and that he was confident that Paul would “probably end up being president if we turn this country around” and was only trying to moderate his image because he is “playing politics.”

Oath Keepers Head: Obama Wants 'Dead Cops' In Oregon Standoff

Oath Keepers head Stewart Rhodes has come out against the takeover of a federal building in Oregon not because he disagrees with the cause of the militia groups that are occupying the building, but because the people who they claim to be helping — ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond — don’t want them there and also because he thinks that the groups have put themselves at a strategic disadvantage in any potential clash with the government.

Rhodes expounded on his views in an interview with “The Common Sense Show,” a “Patriot” movement program, last week, saying that the Oregon standoff risked giving the federal government “what they would consider the eye candy of dead cops killed by gun owners,” which would then give them cover to take away everyone’s guns.

Rhodes and the show’s hosts, Dave Hodges and James White, spent quite a bit of time discussing the logistics of a civil war if the military and police officers were to turn on the federal government in retaliation for an overreach on guns. (Rhodes’ group is made up primarily of ex-military and law enforcement personnel.)

White asked Rhodes what percentage of the military he thought would turn on the government “when the call comes out from Obama, for example, to confiscate guns and maybe fire on American people.” Rhodes responded that the government is imposing gun restrictions in a more incremental manner now but that if the government’s move was “taking all guns,” then a great number of the military would turn against them and “our greatest danger at that point would be a military coup.”

Hodges had a follow-up question: “If Obama does make a full-out move and if a military coup is in the cards, do you think that Obama will resort to the use of UN troops, specifically the Russians and the Chinese, to subjugate Americans and put down any rebellion?”

Rhodes responded that Obama’s use of foreign troops to quash a rebellion would be “the greatest gift” he could give the “resistance” because then “it would just piss off every other American.”

This led White to ask if the government was inflating statistics on the number of police officers who are shot on duty in an attempt to “incite incidences between the police and the citizens” because the “powers that be” want to “throw them out in the front lines and have them chewed up first in their big plan.”

“Of course, that’s what they want,” Rhodes responded. “They would love to have what they would consider the eye candy of dead cops killed by gun owners. That would give them the great PR coup of being able to point to that and say, ‘See, this is why we have to have more gun control.’”

“This is what I’m worried about, why I was upset about what was happening in Oregon,” he explained, “is that they’re potentially going to give them that gift. You might wind up with not just dead patriots out there but also dead highway patrolmen and sheriff’s deputies and federal agents. And so they’ll use that, you can bet, of course they will.”

Ted Cruz Touts Endorsement Of Extremist Phil Robertson Of 'Duck Dynasty'

Ted Cruz is out with a new ad today featuring reality TV star Phil Robertson, including footage of the two hunting together.

The “Duck Dynasty” patriarch turned into a conservative hero when he made a series of racist and anti-gay statements in an interview with GQ magazine, causing A&E to briefly suspend him from his family’s show on the network.

Robertson told GQ that black people were better off under Jim Crow — “singing and happy,” “pre-entitlement, pre-welfare” — than they are today. He also likened gay people to people who have sex with animals, saying that gay people’s minds must be warped by sin, because how else would they not be attracted to vaginas.

This controversy helped launch Robertson’s career in the conservative speaking circuit, where he went on to attack transgender and gay people; falsely claim that “110 million Americans now have a sexually transmitted illness,” which he blamed on hippies; blame Nazism on the lack of Christianity in Germany; and lay out his plans to fight ISIS: “Either convert them or kill them.”

In one speech, Robertson fantasized about an atheist family being brutally raped, dismembered and murdered in order to prove a point about how Americans need to follow God’s laws.

Robertson also believes that liberals in the U.S. are pawns of Satan who are worse than the Nazis because “they champion perversion, they champion murder, aborting their children and they are champions of lies.”

And now he is just one of the many far-right extremists whose endorsement has been welcomed by Cruz’s presidential campaign.

Sandy Rios: Pray That Obama Won't Seize Total Power

Add Sandy Rios of the American Family Association to the growing list of conservatives who believe President Obama may try to remain in office after his second term ends.

A listener called into Rios’ American Family Radio program this morning to predict that “Obama is not going to step down” from office, much like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, because “he’s going to enact martial law” and possibly stoke a “civil war.”

Rios, naturally, agreed with the listener’s assessment, suggesting that Obama may follow Chávez in seizing complete control over the government through “democratic means.”

“Your warning is very justified,” she said. “I had a South American leader who was teaching me these things who said, ‘This is what we see Obama doing from a distance, the very same thing, the method that’s being taught by — ,’ I don’t know exactly who wrote it down but Fidel Castro was in the center of all of it, this new way of taking over governments. So the warning that you give is very justified.”

She ended by agreeing that we should all pray for Obama not to grab total power.

Jesse Lee Peterson: We're In A 'Race War' And Only A Real Republican Like Trump Can Stop It

Conservative activist Jesse Lee Peterson joined “Breitbart News Daily” today to promote his new book, “The Antidote,” where he warned that America is in the midst of a “race war” and that the election of a Democrat or a “RINO Republican” as president would only worsen it.

Peterson, who is black, told the program’s host, Stephen Bannon, that “over the last seven years, Steve, black Americans have — not all, but many of the young black folks have—been going around the country, knocking out white people, raping them, killing them, robbing them,” while Obama administration has done nothing because “they don’t care about white Americans.”

If “Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or any of those RINO Republicans” are elected president this year, he warned, “it’s over for our country, the moral values are out of the window and the races will be divided, we could end up having a race war on our hands.”

He quickly added, however, that “we already have” a race war that’s “happening to white folks by so-called people of color and especially black people.”

Earlier in the interview, Bannon asked Peterson to respond to charges that Donald Trump is racist. Peterson responded that Trump “is not a racist, he doesn’t hate anyone,” and that it in fact is the people who think Trump is racist who “are the ones who are hateful.”

He went on to contrast Trump with Obama, whom he said is “an evil man” and showed “more concern for the Muslim than he did for the American people” in his State of the Union address last night

Five GOP Candidates To Join Pastor Who Says AIDS Is God's Punishment For Gay People

In yet another example of what the Religious Right’s recent focus on “religious liberty” is really about, five Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to speak this weekend at a “religious freedom” event hosted by a conservative pastor who has repeatedly declared that AIDS is God’s punishment for gay people’s “immoral act” and has called for a “class action lawsuit” against homosexuality.

Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee are scheduled to join a “Free to Believe Broadcast” on Saturday, hosted by the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins and Vision America’s Rick Scarborough, two of the most outspoken anti-gay activists in the country.

Both, even while attempting to curtail the rights of LGBT people, have claimed that it is their rights that are being violated by the LGBT movement: Perkins has said that the supposed persecution of anti-gay Christians in America is inspiring ISIS, and Scarborough has declared that he is ready to burn to death in the fight against gay marriage.

But neither Scarborough nor Perkins has ever been particularly interested in a “live and let live” truce with LGBT people.

Scarborough has declared that AIDS, “a homosexual disease,” is God’s “judgment as a result of an immoral act.” Just last year, he repeated his belief that AIDS is “God’s judgment on a sinful generation, adding that “God would probably give us the cure for AIDS today” if the U.S. stopped supporting gay rights:

He also said last year that marriage equality is part of Satan’s effort to “destroy this country,” warning that gay parents will lead their children “into an early grave called hell”:

Scarborough is so concerned about gay people that back in 2013 he brought up the idea of issuing a “class action lawsuit” against homosexuality, much like actions taken against the tobacco industry:

In 2014, Scarborough agreed with Islamic fundamentalists who call America the “Great Satan,” saying that God would be perfectly justified in sending a nuclear bomb to destroy the country because of such sins as President Obama’s appointments of a handful of gay ambassadors:

And that’s just Scarborough. Perkins has a vile anti-gay record of his own, which Brian summarized last month.

Also appearing at the event will be Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, who has warned that gay people seek to “groom” and “entrap” children, and David and Jason Benham, brothers who became Religious Right martyrs when they lost a TV show they were set to star in after their anti-gay activism came to light.

Cruz might not mind appearing with an activist who has said that God is punishing gay people with AIDS — after all, he has praised Scarborough before and has David Barton, an activist who has said similar things, leading a super PAC in support of his candidacy. Cruz and Huckabee similarly showed their willingness to cozy up to the most radical people in the anti-gay movement when they appeared last year at a conference hosted by Kevin Swanson, who spent much of the event expounding on what he interprets as the Bible’s call for the death penalty for gay people.

But if any of the other candidates have an ounce more shame, they might want to think twice about appearing at Saturday’s event.

Ann Coulter: God Raised Up Trump To Save Us From 1,000 Years Of Darkness

Yesterday on “The Eric Metaxas Show,” Ann Coulter repeated her claim that God is using Donald Trump to save the U.S. — and all of civilization — from destruction.

Coulter started off the interview by defending herself from charges that she’s “divisive,” noting that Jesus Christ was divisive as well. “Yeah, I’m ‘divisive’ because I say things I believe, generally, so does Jesus, and liberals yell at me, that makes me ‘divisive.’ It’s the hecklers’ veto,” she said.

She went on to liken the media’s treatment of her to how it covers Donald Trump, whom she believes will save the U.S. and, therefore, the whole world.

“We are talking about the future of not only of America but of the last genuinely Christian country on earth and thus the world,” she said. “If we lose America, it is lights out for the entire world for a thousand years.”

Coulter explained that God has a role in lifting up Trump’s candidacy: “It is like the fall of Rome but, thank God, and I am not using the Lord’s name in vain, I mean that absolutely literally, thank God for raising up Donald Trump and giving us a chance to save the country.”

“Unless Donald Trump is elected, we’re never going to have another Republican president,” Coulter added, warning that having another Democrat in the White House would mean that “it’s over” and “the country is finished” because there will be a “Supreme Court of nine Ruth Bader Ginsburgs.”

If Trump loses, Coulter said, she will probably “stop wasting my time on politics” since “a Republican can never be elected president” if the country fails to enact severe restrictions on immigration.

“What is the point of talking about abortion or anything else unless you get Donald Trump in to build the wall, deport illegals, end this ‘anchor baby’ nonsense, stop importing 100,000 Muslims a year, in addition to two million Third Worlders per year,” she said. “It’s madness what this country has been doing.”

Coulter went on to say that President Trump should “deport [Sen. Marco] Rubio” and members of the advocacy group National Council of La Raza.

GOP Senator: Muslim Sheriff At SOTU Undermined American Values And National Security

Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida invited Nazar Hamze, a Broward County deputy sheriff and an official with the state chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, to be his guest at the State of the Union address last night, which did not sit well with some conservatives, least of all the Center for Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney.

Gaffney dedicated the first segment of his “Secure Freedom Radio” program yesterday to discussing the “Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of Obama’s SOTU,” with Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma.

After Gaffney claimed that Hamze is “tied to a group that is directly linked to Hamas” (you can read more about that accusation against CAIR here), Lankford called Hamze’s attendance “one of those sad moments” and went on to imply that Hamze’s presence undermined both national security and American values.

Lankford said:

America’s always been a place where we absolutely have freedom of faith and religion. People can choose to have whatever faith they choose to have or whatever religion or have no religion at all, that’s up to any American, we have that protected right. The difference is, is that we also believe that, as George Washington did at the very beginning as well, that there is a culture that is American culture that is extremely important, regardless of what faith that you have and that you practice, that we believe in a Constitution, a rule of law and a value for each human being, and that sets us apart. And there are parts of the world, and many Muslim countries around the world, where the individual is not valued, the individual is not important, the state is more important, and that’s not who we are.

It’s also an issue for us that we look at it and to say we believe in male and female and those individuals in the balanced rights of each of those, and that’s not so for many others. So when people bring in someone who has any connection to CAIR or other organizations, I look at it and say, okay, you may be driving a message home of faith, this is not about faith, this is an American value and basic national security.

Back in 2011, Hamze tried to join the Broward County GOP’s executive committee, citing his “conservative values” but was “blasted with 15 minutes worth of insults” and rejected. He clashed repeatedly with former Rep. Allen West of Florida, who in one memorable exchange about whether the Koran sanctions violence, told Hamze not to “blow sunshine up my butt.”

Alex Jones: My Critics Just Want A Spot In The Global Elites' Off-World Colonies

The jig is up! InfoWars broadcaster Alex Jones has finally uncovered the real reason groups like Right Wing Watch and Media Matters have been writing about his insane conspiracy theories, and as you have probably already guessed, it’s in order to acquire secret “life-extension technology” and room in the “off-world colonies” that the global elites are creating.

Jones, who has previously warned that liberals are “demonic villains” who are “going to kill everybody,” went on to refer to RWW and Media Matters employees as “pieces of crap” and “idiots.”

We just hope that Jones doesn’t tell Donald Trump, who has touted Jones’ “amazing” reputation, about our plans.

Jones later insisted that liberal elites are “for all intents and purposes, they are aliens” who hate humans and “want to become gods.”

Statement from Marge Baker on State of the Union Address

In his last State of the Union address tonight, President Obama said that we need "to reduce the influence of money in our politics, so that a handful of families or hidden interests can’t bankroll our elections.” In response, People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Highlighting the problem of big money in politics in his final State of the Union address was not only the right thing to do, it's also completely in line with the beliefs of Americans. Voters are hungry for a democracy where the voices of everyday people aren't drowned out by an endless deluge of money from wealthy special interests.

“But the president can do more than highlight the problem. He can create real change with just the stroke of his pen, by issuing an executive order requiring companies with government contracts to disclose their political spending.

“Time is running out for the president to define his legacy on money in politics. Will he go down in history as a president who helped expose secret money in our democracy, or as one whose inspiring rhetoric wasn’t backed up by action?”

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PFAW Applauds White House Announcement of Judicial Nominees

President Obama today nominated two judges to serve on the Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. The nominees, from Wisconsin and Indiana, will fill seats that have been vacant since January 2010 and February 2015 respectively.

Marge Baker, Executive Vice President at People For the American Way, issued the following statement:

“President Obama should be applauded for moving forward with the nomination process in the face of years of Republican obstruction. Americans are sick and tired of gridlock in Washington. Our elected officials were sent here to do a job, and it’s time for them to put aside petty political disagreements and actually do it. In this case that means moving expeditiously to hold hearings and then votes on the individuals nominated by President Obama.

“Since 2009, Republicans have used every tool at their disposal to slow walk and delay the confirmation of qualified judicial nominees. That obstruction hasn’t always made the headlines, but it has had a profound impact on the lives of ordinary Americans who deserve to have their day in court. Vacancies in our judicial branch slow the administration of justice and harm individual people and small businesses who can’t wait years to have their cases resolved. President Obama’s decision to nominate these individuals is an important step forward. Now it’s up to Senate to respond in kind.”

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Fox News Sheriff: Government Should 'Stand Down' In Oregon To Prevent 'Armed Conflict'

David Clarke, the sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, and a frequent Fox News commentator, said on his radio program on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze network this weekend that he’s supporting the small group of armed militia members who are occupying a federal building in Oregon because the country has reached a “pitchforks and torches moment” that can’t be fixed by an election.

He added that he doesn’t want the situation in Oregon to “come to armed conflict against the federal government,” which means that “the federal government should stand down on this, just get out of there.”

“When are we going to have that pitchforks and torches moment?” Clarke demanded after reading lengthy passages from the Declaration of Independence and comparing President Obama to King George III. “When are we going to have it? Or are we going to sit around and just wait for the next election and, ‘Oh, if we could just get a Republican in the White House, this will all be righted.’ No, it won’t.”

Clarke praised the “small band of patriots” holed up in the Oregon wildlife refuge building, who say they are protesting the imprisonment of ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, who were convicted of arson on federal lands, although the Hammonds have not backed the siege. He mocked the critics who say that the dispute can be resolved in a quieter way by talking with the government.

“There’s no working anything out with this federal government!” he said. “We’re $18 trillion in debt and rising. The Congress just passed an omnibus spending bill of $1.2 trillion which funded all of Barack Obama’s priorities. I’m through waiting for the next election. I will continue to vote, but if you think I’m going to sit around waiting for that, thinking that that’s going to be that magic moment, then you don’t know the People’s Sheriff. I’m through with that, and that’s why I backed the Hammonds in this situation.”

He went on to criticize the state of Oregon and the local sheriff for not interfering in the Hammonds’ case and told his listeners that they should use metaphorical pitchforks and torches by blogging and calling into talk radio in support of the Oregon group and urging Congress to “shut down the Bureau of Land Management.”

Kim Davis' Lawyer, Invited To SOTU, Is An Anti-Gay, Anti-Obama Zealot

Throughout the day, reporters have been trying to figure out which member of Congress invited Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and her lawyer, Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, to tonight’s State of the Union address. While the invitations were arranged by the far-right Family Research Council, which gave Davis its “Cost of Discipleship Award” last year, FRC has been mum on which congressman got them the tickets in the first place. (UPDATE: The tickets came from Rep. Jim Jordan’s office, but the congressman says he wasn’t aware that they went to Davis.)

Whichever member of Congress arranged for Staver to attend the State of the Union will have to answer for inviting one of the most extreme anti-gay voices in the country to the event.

Staver has accused President Obama of supporting “forced homosexuality,” specifically for children, compared gay rights advocates to terrorists and blamed bank failures during the 2008 financial crisis on “the homosexual agenda.”

According to Staver, the advance of gay rights will lead to diseaserapechild abusedeathviolent crimerevolutionthe collapse of society and “the end of western civilization.”

It is no wonder that Staver believes homosexuality is “demonic” and praises countries that criminalize same-sex relationships, calling gay people’s relationships “destructive to individuals” and “destructive to our very social fabric.” His firm previously represented an ex-gay woman who, in the midst of a custody battle with her former partner, kidnapped the couple’s daughter and moved to an unknown location in Central America.

Staver has also alleged that President Obama is persecuting conservative activists like himself and is bent on becoming a global dictatorcreating his own personal army and fomenting genocide.

Naturally, Liberty Counsel said in a statement that Staver plans to use his appearance alongside Davis at the State of the Union to remind the president of his supposed anti-Christian tyranny:

While the President will be extolling his “accomplishments” of the last seven years, Kim Davis and Mat Staver will be a visible reminder of the Administration’s attack on religious liberty and an encouragement for people of faith to stand.

For seven years, people of faith have been in the crosshairs of the Obama Administration. The state of religious liberty is dire, but we cannot give up.

“Kim and I are encouraging all people of faith to get involved in the political process, to vote for people who support your values, and to never give up,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Our ‘one nation under God,’ is worth our continued prayers and active support.”

Ammon Bundy Compares His Militia To Black And Women's Civil Rights Movements, Founding Fathers

Last week, several media outlets fell for the made-up story that Ammon Bundy, the leader of an anti-government militia that has seized a federal building in Oregon, tweeted a comparison between himself and civil rights leader Rosa Parks. (The Twitter account in question turned out to be fake.)

But in a radio interview on Sunday with “Patriot” movement radio host David Hodges on his “The Common Sense Show,” the real Ammon Bundy did indeed strike a comparison between his actions and the black civil rights movement, along with the women’s rights movement and the Founding Fathers.

Bundy said his group decided to seize the federal building because “there has been a complete exhaustion of prudent methods, including through the courts, including through elected representatives.”

Going outside of such legal and democratic actions, Bundy said, is what the Founding Fathers would have wanted them to do: “Just as our founders taught, this is the right way to do it.”

“This is the way in which our founders did it, this is the way in which the black community got their rights, it’s the way in which the women received their rights and it’s the way in which rights are protected and defended,” he added. Bundy, who has previously compared himself to George Washington, went on to say he would encourage people to “go back in history to determine how things are really done.”

Hodges, who like Bundy is an anti-government extremist, went on to say that law enforcement officials are using “Gestapo” tactics against Bundy, who said he only wanted to start “a dialogue” between the government and local members of the community, whom he said are being persecuted by the government.

Ammon Bundy: We Seized Federal Building To Stop The Coming War

Ammon Bundy, the head of a group of anti-government militia members who have taken over a federal building in Oregon, said in a radio interview on Sunday that his group is peaceful and that they are in fact trying to prevent future “war and violence.”

“We’re here because we feel that the Lord wanted us here,” Bundy said on the Arizona-based “Patriot” movement program “The Common Sense Show,” repeating his claim that the militia’s move has divine backing.

He insisted that his militia is a peaceful group that only seized the building because they were afraid war was coming.

“We are not here to be protesters and we never did come here to be protesters,” he said. “We came here very simply. We didn’t come to cause a war either, in fact, that’s exactly the opposite. We felt that if we did not stand now when the people had good reason to stand and if we did not make this stand, that eventually down the years, and you know how close we’re getting, eventually, very soon, that it would come to war. We felt that we needed to make this stand now so that we can peacefully go through this process [and] get the people back on their feet without war or violence.”

John Eidsmoe: Planned Parenthood Deserves 'Some Of The Blame' For Shooting At Clinic

John Eidsmoe, the influential Christian Reconstructionist, Roy Moore employee and mentor of Michele Bachmann, joined Jerry Newcombe’s “Vocal Point” radio program last week to discuss President Obama’s executive actions on guns, which he called a distraction from the “real” causes of mass shootings: Islam and drugs.

“Every one” of the recent mass shootings in America, Eidsmoe asserted, involved either “extremist ideology, which in the vast majority of instances has been a form of Islam,” or “drugs.”

When Newcombe asked Eidsmoe about Robert Dear, the man who killed three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Thanksgiving weekend, later calling himself a “warrior for the babies,” Eidsmoe said that that was a case of “drugs” and that it “doesn’t seem like he got his impetus … from the Right to Life people.”

After insisting that Dear wasn’t motivated by his views on abortion, he then said that Planned Parenthood itself was partly to blame for the Colorado Springs shooting because of how it is “cheapening life” by providing abortions.

“But I would simply have to say there that if we’re talking about a culture of death, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry have in fact contributed a great deal to that culture of death,” he said. “I mean, every abortion results in the death of an innocent human being and they are cheapening life by doing that. So I think some of the blame needs to be right there.”

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