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GOP's Newest Defense of SCOTUS Obstruction Falls Apart

The GOP's talking points keep changing as they are refuted, and the latest ones are really easy to refute.
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Some People Are Still Doing Their Job on Judges

Senate Republicans need to do their job and give 3rd Circuit nominee Rebecca Haywood timely and fair consideration.
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Ben Carson's Campaign Chair Asks You To Not To Crucify The Good Doctor For Supporting Donald Trump

Last week Ben Carson shared a statement on Facebook from his former campaign chairman, Bob Dees, defending the neurosurgeon’s endorsement of Donald Trump.

Criticism of Carson, Dees said, reminded him of the calls to crucify Jesus Christ, and urged readers to reflect on “how God’s purposes might have been thwarted if Daniel had not served in Babylon, or if Joseph had not served Pharaoh.”

Dees was also offended by those who claimed that Carson’s endorsement was “driven by political ambition or any ‘sell out’ on Dr. Carson’s part,” saying that Carson would never do such a thing.

You are no doubt aware of Dr. Carson’s official endorsement of Donald Trump at a press conference today, the rationale for which he reiterated on his Facebook page this morning.

Subsequently, many of you sent strong messages of support for today’s endorsement, while many others sent equally strong messages of disappointment. In all candor, some of this critical dynamic reminds me of Passion Week which began with Hosannas from the people, and ended with “Crucify Him.” Yet Christ had not changed, just as Dr. Ben Carson has not changed his devotion to God, his fundamental policy convictions regarding the right path for our nation, or his undying commitment to Save America for Future Generations.

For those of you who seek to analyze this decision through a spiritual lens, we must ask how God’s purposes might have been thwarted if Daniel had not served in Babylon, or if Joseph had not served Pharaoh? In a similar vein, Dr. Carson’s endorsement is not driven by political ambition or any “sell out” on Dr. Carson’s part -- rather Dr. Carson remains the same wise, practical, empirically-driven, and God-honoring leader and selfless servant he has always been.

Ironically, just yesterday Carson said that he decided to endorse Trump after the billionaire mogul promised him a role in his administration.

Trump Pastor: Hillary Clinton Supports 'Black Genocide'

Mark Burns has been traveling with Donald Trump’s campaign to tout the billionaire mogul’s candidacy and, most recently, criticize Bernie Sanders for his Jewish faith.

Last week, Burns stopped by InfoWars where he lashed out at black voters who support Democrats like President Obama and Hillary Clinton, resurrecting the discredited myth that abortion rights are part of a plot to achieve “the extermination of or genocide of many in the African American community.”

Burns also claimed that Planned Parenthood was “designed to destroy the African American community.” (Trump has repeatedly praised the organization, while at the same time threatening to defund them if they perform abortions.)

“It vexes me greatly how they will stand behind anyone that is okay with the murders of babies,” he said. “That’s really one of my major platforms behind Donald Trump. He loves babies. Donald Trump is a pro-baby candidate and it saddens me how we as African Americans are rallying behind a party that is okay with the genocide of black people through abortion.”

Jerry Falwell Jr.: Donald Trump Is America's King David

In an interview with Liberty University’s student newspaper last week, the school’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr., defended his endorsement of Donald Trump.

Falwell, who has compared Trump to Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King Jr., said that conservative Christians who oppose the candidate should remember that “God called King David a man after God’s own heart even though he was an adulterer and a murderer.”

He also noted that it “is sad to see Christians attacking other Christians because they don’t support the same candidate or the candidate who they believe is the most righteous.” Of course, attacking others for being phony Christians for not supporting their candidate of choice has been standard practice for the modern Religious Right movement that was, in part, founded by his father.

Falwell recounted how he was very impressed by the presidential candidate’s 757, gushing over how Trump served his guests Wendy’s cheeseburgers and put a video of an Elton John concert on the television.

Trump then asked Falwell to stay the night and follow him on his campaign stops for the next day. “We went to the airport, and there was Trump’s 757 all lit up on the runway,” Falwell said. “So we walked on the plane, and we thought we certainly would be sitting in the back with Secret Service. But he said, ‘No, come on up.’ He brought us up front. He’s got this big living room with this big screen TV. He’s got a master bedroom he showed us. Then he let my son and his wife actually sit in the cockpit to take off because my son’s a pilot. Then we sat there with him the whole time, just across the table.”

Falwell said he was impressed by Trump’s hospitality on the flight.

“He offered us food, … so he brought out Wendy’s cheeseburgers,” Falwell said. “He ate cheeseburgers, and we ate cheeseburgers. Then he put on a concert. He found out that when I grew up in the 70s, I was an Elton John fan. So, he put the concert on the big screen. He was doing it all himself. He was the one serving the food. He was the one waiting on us. I thought it would be like caviar and something fancy, but it was cheeseburgers — Wendy’s cheeseburgers.”



Despite disapproval by some Liberty alumni and others in the community, Falwell believes Trump gives America the best chance to be great again.

“It is sad to see Christians attacking other Christians because they don’t support the same candidate or the candidate who they believe is the most righteous,” Falwell said.

“God called King David a man after God’s own heart even though he was an adulterer and a murderer,” Falwell said. “You have to choose the leader that would make the best king or president and not necessarily someone who would be a good pastor. We’re not voting for pastor-in-chief. It means sometimes we have to choose a person who has the qualities to lead and who can protect our country and bring us back to economic vitality, and it might not be the person we call when we need somebody to give us spiritual counsel.”

Alex Jones: Hillary's 'Seen More Tail Than A Toilet Seat'

Yesterday, Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone chatted with Alex Jones of InfoWars about the presidential campaign, with Jones wondering why the media doesn’t investigate Hillary Clinton’s alleged lesbian affairs.

“She’s seen more tail than a toilet seat,” Jones said of Clinton. Stone, however, would rather talk about Clinton’s supposed role “as an accessory” in her husband’s “sex crimes.”

Later in the conversation, when discussing the protests at a number of Trump’s rallies, Jones worried that “they’re going to try to cap” the presidential candidate. Stone said that he prays for Trump’s safety “because this is the last best hope for Western civilization; this is the last best hope for the sovereignty of the American people.”

Ron Johnson's Revisionist History

Johnson's explanation for why he wanted to delay work on filling the 7th Circuit vacancy isn't consistent with the historical record.
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Michael Savage Tells Donald Trump That Protesters Are Racist Against White People

Earlier today, Donald Trump spoke with right-wing radio host Michael Savage about the “horrible” and “wild” protests he’s been facing in his campaign, saying that the man who tried to storm the stage at his Dayton, Ohio, rally “should be in jail right now.”

“This guy is a thug and now he’s becoming a big movie star, well he doesn’t have the face of the movie star, that I can tell you,” Trump said. “This guy’s a thug. He should be in jail. How they don’t press charges is just beyond me, it’s just beyond me.”

CNN has reported that the man was in fact “charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic.”

Savage called the demonstrators “Brownshirts” who are “racist” and “violent," adding: “There’s a high degree of racism towards white people coming out of these crowds.”

Trump told a protester at his Tampa rally who shouted “you’re a fascist” that he wished he could be prosecuted so that his whole life would be “ruined” by the incident, before again defending his fans’ altercations with protesters.

'All I Know Is What's On The Internet': The Donald Trump Story

After a demonstrator attempted to storm the stage at Donald Trump’s rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to allege that the perpetrator “has ties to ISIS.”

The evidence of the man’s purported ISIS ties? A fake video.

When asked why he would promote such an easily debunked claim, Trump said simply: “All I know is what’s on the internet.”

Indeed, that might be a great slogan for his campaign, as he has repeatedly promoted rumors and bogus stories that were popularized by chain emails. Trump, who according to one analysis, averages “one misstatement every five minutes,” seems to be fond of pushing right-wing myths and refusing to back down after they’ve been debunked.

As Matt Taibbi put it, “there isn’t any absurd idea Donald Trump isn’t willing to entertain, so long as it fits in with his worldview.”

Trump tweeted a photoshopped image of Megyn Kelly posing next to a Saudi prince and a woman dressed in a niqab during his feud with the Fox News host and, even more notoriously, tweeted a racist and bogus crime statistic image from a neo-Nazi. Trump nonetheless defended the post as originating from a “very credible” source.

More recently, Trump seized on the right-wing conspiracy theory that Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered. Last year, was criticized by medical groups when he brought his anti-vaxxer views to the presidential debate stage.

Trump has persistently told a spurious story spread around the internet, dismissing several reports debunking it, about an American general allegedly using bullets drenched in pig’s blood to execute Muslim prisoners (Trump thought it was a good thing).

In the same way, even after reports proved without a doubt that Trump’s story about thousands and thousands of Muslim-Americans in New Jersey celebrating on 9/11 was false, he has continued to accuse thousands of Muslim residents of Paterson, New Jersey, of partying in the streets as the terrorist attack happened. His campaign manager even accused the media of covering up corroborating evidence.

Of course, we can’t forget how Trump spread the ultimate political conspiracy theory made popular online: birther theories about President Obama’s birthplace and college records.

Trump, however, wants to assure you that he “never falls for scams.”

Sarah Palin: 'Punk-Ass Thuggery Stuff' Undercuts Trump's First Amendment Rights

Today at a rally in Tampa, Sarah Palin told Donald Trump’s supporters that “thugs” have undermined the First Amendment’s freedom of assembly.

Protesters are using “all that petty, punk-ass, little thuggery stuff," Palin said, in an effort to "take away your First Amendment’s rights, your rights to assemble peacefully." 

"And the media being on the thugs’ sides — what the heck are you guys thinking, media?" she said. "It doesn’t make sense.”

“I think the media and too many of the other candidates are undermining the wisdom of the people,” she continued. “You all are smart, you’re energized, you’re optimistic, you’re positive and that’s why you’re here today.”

Palin said that most Americans now recognize that “the status quo has got to go” and that “we need need a revolution” and “we’ve found our revolutionary: Donald J. Trump is that revolutionary.”

National & Local Latino Leaders in Miami Speak Out Against GOP Presidential Candidates' Extremism

Miami, FL – Last week in Florida, civil rights leader Dolores Huerta joined local voters and Latino leaders to encourage voters to turn out to vote in tomorrow’s primary and to send a strong message that the rhetoric and priorities of Cruz, Rubio and Trump are far out of line with Latino communities in Florida and across the country. Photos from the roundtable, organized by 1199SEIU Florida, Latino Victory Project, and People For the American Way, are attached. Following the roundtable, 1199SEIU Florida contacted thousands of its members over the weekend and today reminding them to vote leading up to the primaries.

Key Statements:

Dolores Huerta, civil rights leader & board member, People For the American Way: "Donald Trump is the face of the Republican Party. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz also share the same values as Donald Trump. They’re all against immigration reform. They want to defund Planned Parenthood. They want to deprive women and families of the services they need.

“We know that we, Latino voters, will decide who will be the next President of the United States. We have a very powerful weapon in our hands – the vote.”

Pili Tobar, Communications Director of Latino Victory Project: “This November the stakes for Latinos in Florida and throughout the country couldn’t be higher. Republican presidential candidates have shown that they have no respect for our community, and they are on the wrong side of the issues the Latino community cares about. Whether we’re talking about immigration, worker’s rights, minimum wage, equal pay or taking care of our environment, the GOP field represent special interests at the expense of our community.

“This is why we have to participate, register, and come out to vote, it’s the only way we’ll truly hold Republican candidates accountable for their hateful words and their damaging policies."

Mayte Canino, the Miami Regional Organizer for Planned Parenthood of South East and Norther Florida: “If any of the GOP candidates were elected they have said time and time again they would block over a million people from care at Planned Parenthood health centers, including 575,000 Latinos, many of whom rely on Planned Parenthood as their primary health care provider.

Just last week, here in Florida, the local legislature passed a bill that would strip thousands of women of their access to basic health care, such as cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and well-woman exams by blocking their access to Planned Parenthood.  These are the same kind of wrong-headed policies we’re seeing from every single Republican candidate."

Marilyn Ralat, Registered Nurse and Delegate of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers in Florida: “We need to educate our community in Florida about the importance of voting and mobilize them to the polls. I am here to invite all Latinos to vote, especially our large Puerto Rican community of which I’m part of.”

Viviana Ivalo, undocumented mother and community leader from Women Working Together USA: “We've been attacked by candidates since day one, it's important to come out and remind the candidates that we are going to vote."

To schedule a follow-up interview with any of the roundtable participants, or for photos of the event, please email Laura Epstein at lepstein@pfaw.org.

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National & Local Latino Leaders in Miami Speak Out Against GOP Presidential Candidates' Extremism

Miami, FL – Last week in Florida, civil rights leader Dolores Huerta joined local voters and Latino leaders to encourage voters to turn out to vote in tomorrow’s primary and to send a strong message that the rhetoric and priorities of Cruz, Rubio and Trump are far out of line with Latino communities in Florida and across the country. Photos from the roundtable, organized by 1199SEIU Florida, Latino Victory Project, and People For the American Way, are attached. Following the roundtable, 1199SEIU Florida contacted thousands of its members over the weekend and today reminding them to vote leading up to the primaries.

Key Statements:

Dolores Huerta, civil rights leader & board member, People For the American Way: "Donald Trump is the face of the Republican Party. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz also share the same values as Donald Trump. They’re all against immigration reform. They want to defund Planned Parenthood. They want to deprive women and families of the services they need.

“We know that we, Latino voters, will decide who will be the next President of the United States. We have a very powerful weapon in our hands – the vote.”

Pili Tobar, Communications Director of Latino Victory Project: “This November the stakes for Latinos in Florida and throughout the country couldn’t be higher. Republican presidential candidates have shown that they have no respect for our community, and they are on the wrong side of the issues the Latino community cares about. Whether we’re talking about immigration, worker’s rights, minimum wage, equal pay or taking care of our environment, the GOP field represent special interests at the expense of our community.

“This is why we have to participate, register, and come out to vote, it’s the only way we’ll truly hold Republican candidates accountable for their hateful words and their damaging policies."

Mayte Canino, the Miami Regional Organizer for Planned Parenthood of South East and Norther Florida: “If any of the GOP candidates were elected they have said time and time again they would block over a million people from care at Planned Parenthood health centers, including 575,000 Latinos, many of whom rely on Planned Parenthood as their primary health care provider.

Just last week, here in Florida, the local legislature passed a bill that would strip thousands of women of their access to basic health care, such as cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and well-woman exams by blocking their access to Planned Parenthood.  These are the same kind of wrong-headed policies we’re seeing from every single Republican candidate."

Marilyn Ralat, Registered Nurse and Delegate of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers in Florida: “We need to educate our community in Florida about the importance of voting and mobilize them to the polls. I am here to invite all Latinos to vote, especially our large Puerto Rican community of which I’m part of.”

Viviana Ivalo, undocumented mother and community leader from Women Working Together USA: “We've been attacked by candidates since day one, it's important to come out and remind the candidates that we are going to vote."

To schedule a follow-up interview with any of the roundtable participants, or for photos of the event, please email Laura Epstein at lepstein@pfaw.org.

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Alex Jones Vows To Organize Donald Trump Rally: 'My Kids Are Counting On Me'

InfoWars broadcaster Alex Jones, one of Donald Trump’s favorite conspiracy theorists, said today that he plans to organize a rally in favor of Trump after the incident in Chicago where the GOP presidential frontrunner canceled a rally following fights and protests at the event.

Jones has repeatedly touted Trump’s candidacy on his show, even warning that the billionaire mogul might be assassinated by nefarious forces working for the secret global elite, and often speaking with Roger Stone, a Trump confidante, to discuss how InfoWars viewers can help Trump.

Upset that protesters supposedly threatened to kill Trump and “knockout game” his supporters, Jones announced that he will “step to the plate” and “organize in the next week a Trump rally here in Texas, or maybe I should pick some really dangerous zone like Chicago.”

“I’m a top general in this fight now and I want to put myself in the frontlines and my gut wants to do it but my intellect says, ‘You need to hang back,’” a tearful Jones said. “My kids are counting on me, though. But they’re counting on me to stay alive too. We just need to organize a Trump rally and we need to go into the lion’s den and then try to, like Gandhi, I think the answer is let them hit us and then say, ‘We love you and we’re sorry you’re brainwashed.’”

However, Jones said that the anti-Trump “minions” will “be smart” and “not activate because they knew that we were going to let them attack us and not attack them like Martin Luther King did.”

Since Jones is likening himself to Gandhi and King, we would like to point out that he once said that Trump is opposing “evil” people and that he, Jones, wants “to tear them limb from limb.”

Cruz-Aligned Pastor: Execute Girl Scout Leaders For 'Promoting Homosexuality'

Kevin Swanson, the pastor courted by Ted Cruz who has repeatedly called for the execution of gay people, including just minutes before speaking with Cruz at an event last November in Iowa, dedicated a radio program last week to attacking the Girl Scouts for supporting women’s and LGBT rights, saying that the group’s leaders are worthy of death.

Swanson, who has spent years calling for a boycott of Girl Scouts cookies and accusing the organization of promoting communism and turning girls into lesbians, said that Girl Scout leaders have violated Jesus’ teaching that it would be better for someone to have a millstone hung around their neck and thrown into the sea rather than cause a child to sin.

This instruction, Swanson said, should be applied literally. After criticizing the Girl Scouts because it “promotes lesbianism” and movies like “Harry Potter” and “How To Train Your Dragon” that feature “homosexual mentors provided to little boys” — a criticism he detailed at the rally with Cruz — Swanson said that people must put into effect Jesus’ teaching against debasing children with such “movies that promote homosexuality or organizations that promote homosexuality.”

“You’ve got to take what He says and you have to apply it,” Swanson said.

Swanson also praised Franklin Graham for urging fans to boycott Girl Scout cookies because the group accepts trans members, lamenting that Graham is “being persecuted by the gay Borg” for his “courageous stand.”

After Cruz appeared at Swanson’s event, which also featured literature calling for the death penalty for gay people, his campaign defended the appearance and deflected questions as to why the senator and presidential candidate appeared alongside Swanson, who had already called for the execution of gay people, among other extremist statements, several times well before the conference.

Then-presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal also addressed the event.

Only a month after the event took place did Cruz's campaign quietly admit that it was “a mistake” to attend Swanson’s rally.

Courting Extremism: The Week The GOP Admitted Its Supreme Court Blockade Is Based On A Lie

Courting Extremism is a weekly feature on conservative responses to the Supreme Court vacancy.

We are introducing a new series here on Right Wing Watch as the GOP’s obstructionism reaches a new low, with many Republican leaders now claiming that whomever President Obama nominates to the Supreme Court should receive absolutely no consideration from senators, despite their duties as outlined in the Constitution.

In response to the Supreme Court blockade, we will be putting together a weekly update on the Right’s response to the current Supreme Court vacancy.

5) Federalist Society Fine With A Perpetual Vacancy

Originally, Republicans insisted that they were simply upholding a recently-discovered tradition where the Senate refuses to consider Supreme Court nominees in election years.

However, since this tradition doesn’t actually exist, conservatives have become more honest about what’s really going on: they just don’t like the fact that Obama is president.

At the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Dean Reuter of the Federalist Society, a major right-wing legal group, commended the Senate GOP leadership for refusing to consider whomever Obama nominates to fill the vacancy. When asked if Republicans should continue to block hearings if the next president is a Democrat, Reuter said he is fine leaving the seat open indefinitely:

There’s no time limit in the Constitution. And there’s nothing magical about there being nine justices. The country started out with six justices, we’ve had as many as ten at some point in time. And as recently as 2010, when Justice Elena Kagan came on the Court, she had been solicitor general so she recused herself in over a third of the cases…I don’t see a sense of urgency.

Unless, of course, a Republican is elected president.

4) Ron Johnson Gives Away The Game

Apparently, the fictitious no-appointments-in-an-election-year tradition only applies to Democratic presidents, at least according to Sen. Ron Johnson.

The Wisconsin Republican said in a radio interview yesterday that “it’d be a different situation” if a GOP president was appointing a justice to the bench, saying that the Senate Republicans would show “more accommodation” to a Republican president.

Johnson might be interested in hearing from his voters: A recent poll found that 62 percent of Wisconsinites say the open Supreme Court seat should be filled this year, and 76 percent “think the Senate should at least see who gets put forward before making a decision on whether they should be confirmed.”

3) ‘We Are Setting A Precedent Here Today’

At least one Republican senator is honest enough to admit that the Republicans don’t have Senate history on their side.

Sen. Lindsey Graham told a Judiciary Committee meeting that the GOP is about to create a new precedent by refusing to even consider a nominee from President Obama, as the Huffington Post reports:

One of the Republican Party's most candid senators, Lindsey Graham (S.C.), admitted Thursday a stark fact that the rest of his colleagues have tried their best to avoid: that their blockade of any Supreme Court nominee by President Barack Obama is unprecedented.

And he insisted that he was going to go along with it, even though he predicted it would worsen relations between the parties and the functioning of the Senate.

"We are setting a precedent here today, Republicans are, that in the last year at least of a lame duck eight-year term -- I would say it’s going to be a four-year term -- that you’re not going to fill a vacancy of the Supreme Court based on what we’re doing here today," Graham said in an unusual session of the Judiciary Committee, where members debated not bills or judicial nominees, but Obama's right to carry out his constitutional powers in an election year.

"We're headed to changing the rules, probably in a permanent fashion," he said.

Nonetheless, Graham said that “he still supports Grassley's decision not to hold hearings for Obama's nominee.”

2) ‘It’s A Political Argument’

While Senate Republicans insist that they aren’t inserting partisanship into the Supreme Court fight and are simply following tradition, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said at CPAC that the fight is all about winning “a political clash.”

In video provided by Democracy Partners and Americans United for Change, King said that he supports the actions of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley “as long as he’s blocking an Obama appointment.”

1) Who Cares About The Sixth Amendment?

It seems that the GOP is not only ignoring the Constitution’s “advice and consent” requirement but also the heart of the Sixth Amendment.

In a taste of things to come, Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network took to the National Review to attack a possible Supreme Court nominee, Judge Jane Kelly, for having once worked as a defense attorney.

That’s right, Severino seemed to suggest that it is disqualifying that Kelly worked as a defense attorney because her past clients include people accused of vicious crimes.

Of course, everyone accused of a crime isn’t necessarily guilty, and according to the Sixth Amendment, “the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial” and “to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”

Severino’s outrageous article is also an opportunity to point out that her group, the Judicial Crisis Network, was originally named the Judicial Confirmation Network when it was founded during the Bush administration for the purpose of advocating for the smooth confirmation of judges.

Paranoia-Rama: Trump Embraces Sandy Hook Truther, Obama's 'Hate Crimes' And World War III Is Imminent

RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right.

Conservatives have issued new doomsday prophecies about President Obama and gay people ushering in God’s wrath, so it may be time to purchase buckets of stomach-churning survivalist food.

5) World War III Could Start This Month!

Televangelist Jim Bakker always finds exciting new ways to sell his buckets of survival food.

In a recent broadcast, Bakker warned viewers that they should purchase food buckets now because there are “credible” reports that World War III could start by the end of the month, and buckets will be sold out once the global war begins.

Viewers may be understandably skeptical, since Bakker also warned back in September 2015 that America would witness economic collapse, natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

4) Obama Inviting God’s Wrath

Last year, Rep. Louie Gohmert said that gay people getting married will bring God’s judgment to America.

This week, however, the Texas congressman said it was the re-election of President Obama back in 2012 that incited God to judge America, explaining in an interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council that America will face divine punishment for electing a leader who seeks to “persecute those who are trying to follow the words of God.”

He accused Obama of committing “hate crimes” against Christians and warned that the president is even taking his anti-Christian “bullying” overseas.

Gohmert, of course, is the same congressman who thinks the U.S. under Obama is aiding Al Qaeda, blamed the White House for the Jade Helm 15 Texas invasion conspiracy theory, warned that liberals are inviting “terror babies” to the U.S. and alleged that Obamacare created a secret government paramilitary.

3) Sabotage!

While Donald Trump seems to love Diamond and Silk, two pundits who have made a name for themselves with their pro-Trump videos, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has his suspicions.

Limbaugh worried that the two “black babes” are “stealth Democrats.” He said that they might be encouraging Democrats to register as Republicans in order to vote for Trump in certain closed primaries for the same reason that Limbaugh ran “Operation Chaos,” where he urged listeners to vote in the 2008 Democratic primaries for Hillary Clinton “so she can continue battling Barack Obama and create chaos in the party, thereby aiding the Republicans this November.”

Now, Limbaugh is worried that the two are using his own tactics to sabotage the GOP’s chances in November by helping Trump win the nomination.

2) ‘Society Will Be Destroyed’ Due To Gay Marriage

When the Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage last year, we heard numerous right-wing predictions about the horrible consequences of the decision, with many conservatives declaring that the next president must appoint justices to the Supreme Court who will overturn the ruling.

So it came as a surprise when Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, said in a recent interview that if his son isn’t elected president, then the Supreme Court will rule in favor of “the destruction of traditional marriage,” which is conservative code for marriage equality.

Such a decision, the elder Cruz said, will destroy the family and therefore “society will be destroyed.”

Since the ruling already took place, we wonder how families and society have survived despite same-sex couples getting married.

1) Trump’s Sandy Hook Truther

Speaking of anti-gay radicals, pastor Carl Gallups recently endorsed Donald Trump, an endorsement the GOP presidential frontrunner called a “great honor.”

Gallups spoke at a Trump rally last January, which must have been a perfect fit since Gallups and Trump share a love of Vladimir Putin and birther conspiracy theories,  along with an antipathy towards refugees.

The preacher also has quite a record of attacking gay people, whom he believes are ushering in God’s wratheconomic turbulence and slavery.

As Eric Hananoki of Media Matters pointed out, Gallups has pushed claims that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax staged by government agents and crisis actors in order to justify an imminent plan to confiscate firearms.

Naturally, Gallups denied his own verbatim quotes and insisted, as right-wing conspiracy theorists often do, that he was just asking the question. As he told the far-right conspiracy site WorldNetDaily:

“I can state, right now, that not only have I never said categorically that the Sandy Hook tragedy is a complete fabrication or hoax, right now, I’m denying that it was a hoax,” Gallups said.

“That doesn’t prevent me from asking questions. That doesn’t prevent me from saying, ‘Here’s a part of that whole scenario that is odd.’ When I’m behind that microphone interviewing people, I’m a radio host and an investigative reporter and so I make no apologies for asking those questions.”



“No one will find anywhere in writing or any audio clip taken in context, that I have ever claimed Sandy Hook is a complete hoax from top to bottom,” Gallups told WND. “I have always said, from the beginning, as many people were saying, that there are many things about the case that are strange.”

Gallups recently met with fellow lawman and Trump supporter Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff. At the meeting, he was sworn in as a “Special Deputy for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.”

Working with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of the country’s most vocal birthers, does not help his case that he is not a conspiracy theorist.

Far-Right Leader Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Donald Trump

Today in St. Louis, Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly introduced and endorsed Donald Trump, lauding him as a true conservative who will appoint right-wing judges to the bench and thwart President Obama’s nefarious agenda.

Schlafly, a longtime Trump booster, shares Trump’s suspicion of vaccines, international trade and immigration.

Most recently, she urged the government to organize “railroad cars full of illegals going south,” predicted that Central American immigrants would spread Ebola throughout the U.S. and called on Major League Baseball to ban foreign players “and return our national pastime to Americans.”

Schlafly, best known for her activism against the Equal Rights Amendment and the feminist movement, has blamed campus sexual assaults on women focusing on college and careers, told colleges to reduce female enrollment, repeatedly praised the gender pay gap and consistently claimed that married women can’t be raped by their husbands.

So it shouldn’t be all that surprising that she is a Trump supporter.

Rafael Cruz Brings Up Nazi Germany In Rant Against Marriage Equality

Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz, is no fan of the Supreme Court’s landmark gay marriage decision — calling it the work of Satan and destructive to society — or gay people in general, so it was no surprise to hear him bring up Nazi Germany in an interview last month with “The Church Boys” when the discussion turned to the decision.

The elder Cruz attacked the ruling as “a frontal attack on religious liberty” but was hopeful that it would cause pastors to stop being silent on issues like gay rights, saying that they must learn from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German preacher who opposed the Nazi government, before it is too late.

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the Second World War in Germany said, ‘Silence in the face of evil is evil itself, not to speak is to speak, not to act is to act.’ We cannot be silent anymore.”

Louie Gohmert: Only 'Self-Loathing' Jews Get Along With Obama

Earlier this week on “The Joyce Kaufman Show,” Rep. Louie Gohmert criticized President Obama and his Jewish supporters over a Wall Street Journal report about the administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, dismissing the president’s Jewish allies as self-hating.

The Texas Republican said of Obama: “He’s never been able to stand Israel. He’s never been able to get along with people who actually stood for Israel.”

“Now he gets along fine with the Israel-haters,” he continued. “But, and it breaks my heart, but there are some children of Israel who just apparently seem to be self-loathing when it comes to Israel – but yeah, those folks he gets along with fine.”

Donald Trump: Virtually 100 Percent Of Mosques Preach Hate Against America

Following last night’s debate, Chris Cuomo of CNN asked Donald Trump about his nonsensical claim that “Islam hates us.”

When pressed by Cuomo if he believes that all Muslims are “part of the hatred,” a characteristically vague Trump said that “if you look at the mosques and you go to various places and you look at what’s going on there and it’s virtually 100 percent. Certainly you can say radical Islam is a disaster right now, it’s causing tremendous problems worldwide, not just here. But the question was asked about Islam and there’s a great hatred, there’s no question about it.”

Trump, who wants to ban the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims from entering America, added that Americans must “run our own place” rather than worry that such comments would alienate Muslims across the globe, noting that many people in the audience seemed to like his idea.

“There is animosity like I’ve never seen before and hopefully we can straighten it out,” Trump said.

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