The latest tidbits about Trump’s and the numerous Demi-nomi-wannabes’ campaigns.
TRUMP: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney praised President Donald Trump’s personal commitment to the protection of religious liberty while speaking at the 15th annual National Catholic Prayer breakfast on Tuesday.
In addition to emphasizing religious liberty during his public speeches, during private meetings at the White House Trump also speaks with world leaders about the importance of protecting the rights of Christians.
“He will look at them and say, ‘You’re not doing enough to take care of the Christians in your country,’ or ‘Thank you for helping the Christians in your country,'” Mulvaney said.
Mulvaney also said that Trump’s comments on abortion in his 2019 State of the Union speech, were penciled in by Trump himself shortly before he went up to deliver the speech.
BERNIE: “I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy, yes, even for terrible people.” — Let this sink in for a moment. He actually said, out loud and in person, to an audience in MASSACHUSETTS that he thinks the Boston Marathon bomber should be allowed to vote.
In addition to believing that felons still in prison should have the right to vote, he also thinks that those laws which are intended to ensure that each voter is a U.S. citizen who has not voted anywhere else are “undemocratic.”
I will keep on hoping he wins the nomination. Watching Trump shred every one of his positions will be so amusing!
KAMALA: On giving felons the right to vote – Her Monday answer must not have polled well (no, really?! /sarc), because 24 hours later, she was screeching her tires to reverse course on the issue.
- Monday’s firm belief: “I have long been an advocate.”
- Tuesday’s flip flop: “There has to be serious consequences for the most extreme types of crimes.”
If she doesn’t know what she believes, how can voters trust her to do the right thing?
ALSO KAMALA: She also said that, if she is elected President, she will give Congress 100 days “to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws, and if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.”
That’s not how this works, Kamala. You’re a lawyer and a senator. You’re supposed to KNOW these things. But then, I remember 2008 Candidate Obama promising to go through the federal budget “line by line” and take a “scalpel” to spending … even though POTUS does not have a line-item veto. Of course, after spending his entire campaign reaming out President Bush for his unacceptable deficits and debt, President Obama went and increased them both by amounts never seen before in history.
But what the hey. Politicians will say anything to get elected. Look at John McCain’s strong campaign condemnation of Obamacare and his solemn promise to vote to repeal and replace. According to Rush Limbaugh, he assured the Trump White House that he was a solid vote for repeal. But then he up and cast the deciding vote to NOT repeal, after which he high-fived the jubilant Chuck Schumer. Still, when he said (again and again) that he would vote for repeal, he was at least promising to do something he actually had the authority to do! Kamala and Barack … not so much.
One of the things I most admire about Donald Trump is how faithful he has been to coloring inside the lines, letting the system work, and accomplishing as best he can all the things he promised us when he was campaigning. It’s almost like he thinks it’s important to uphold the rule of law and keep promises. No wonder the swampers hate him!
FAUXCAHONTAS: Math is not her long suit – She claims that a 2% additional tax on the “ultra millionaires” in America would raise enough money to pay for universal child care, universal pre-K, universal free college, and knock back the student loan debts by 95% … “with a trillion dollars left over!”
Uhhhhhhh … no. The GDP of the entire country is less than $20 trillion. A two cent tax on every one of those dollars (not just the “tippy top” dollars) would net less than $400 Billion, which wouldn’t pay for anything “with a trillion dollars left over.” This is sixth grade math, Elizabeth. And you don’t even have the excuse that you went through school with Common Core.
BUTTIGIEG: Franklin Graham posted this chastisement – “Presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is right – God doesn’t have a political party. But God does have commandments, laws, and standards He gives us to live by. God is God. He doesn’t change. His Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
“Mayor Buttigieg says he is a gay Christian and he wants to unite people behind him. I’m sure there will be many people who will want to follow. But as a Christian I believe what the Bible says. God’s Word defines homosexuality as sin, something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised, or politicized. The Bible defines marriage as between a man and a woman – not two men, not two women.
“We are definitely to support and help each other – no question. But that does not come above believing and being obedient to what God says is truth. Without that foundation, we really can’t help anyone in a way that impacts their eternity. The core of the Christian faith is believing and following Jesus Christ, who God sent to be the Savior of the world – to save us from sin, to save us from hell, to save us from eternal damnation.”
BIDEN: He’s expected to announce today – In March 2014, Biden said that he believes illegal aliens are “already Americans.” The problem with all this sentimental hoo-hah is that citizenship is an actual, legal thing and these people have already demonstrated that they do not respect our laws because, you know, they’re here ILLEGALLY. Duh.