Straw Poll Winner Dr. Ben Carson Prescribes Remedies For Critical Patient (Video)

Via Freedom’s Lighthouse, I bring you the complete video of Dr. Ben Carson’s speech at the Western Conservative Summit, where he articulated his remedies for a very sick patient – the United States of America.

Carson’s diagnosis for America as it stands, now? It is in “critical condition at this stage,” the good doctor said, “and if we don’t do something about it in the relatively near future, it will be over.”

Carson echoed the late great Andrew Breitbart at his last CPAC in 2012 when he said, “Republicans, Conservatives, People of Faith” and other people of “common sense”  must come together and support the winner in order to defeat the radical Progressive Left in 2016. “After the primaries are over, don’t take your marbles and go home if your candidate didn’t win,” Carson said.

He shared his views on a host of issues, and did a great job of sharing how we can deal with our massive National Debt, and how we can replace ObamaCare with a private, market-based approach to Health Care. Carson was optimistic throughout that the nation can be saved, and in fact, declared “We will return to power” – meaning people of common sense – because God is not finished with America.

Carson won the presidential straw poll at the conference, garnering 22% of the vote.

He was followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 13 percent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 12 percent.

Others who finished in the top 10 were Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, former Florida Rep. Allen West and Wisconsin Sen. Paul Ryan.

The three-day summit included dozens of speakers affiliated with the tea party, such as Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin and former Florida Rep. Allen West.

 

Cleta Mitchell: ‘The IRS Became The Enforcement Arm of the Democratic Party’ (Video)

Megyn Kelly had Washington Attorney Cleta Mitchell on the Kelly File, Monday night to talk about the new IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee that show Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings’ staff communicating with the IRS on several occasions between 2012 and 2013 about Catherine Engelbrecht’s voter integrity group, True the Vote.

Kelly noted with a degree of disgust that Cummings was on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer, Sunday, where he fielded zero questions about the IRS scandal. Instead they talked about – get this –  equal pay for women! (See, over at CBS – they like to cover the tough issues … just ask Sharyl Attkisson.)

Kelly and Mitchell proceeded to review the latest evidence that Cummings colluded with the IRS to target True the Vote, and lied about it. The evidence is, frankly, overwhelming that Cummings inappropriately coordinated with the IRS to target True the Vote, even though he had no business investigating the group. 

No wonder the Democrat media complex wants to ignore the story and talk about binders full of women.

Mitchell summed up the underlying problem of the entire scandal, saying “Lois Lerner and the top brass at the IRS came to see its role as somehow the enforcement arm of the Democratic party and Democratic members of Congress, and the White House. And they began to carry out these activities – to pursue conservative groups because these politicians were demanding it. And yet all of these people – Lois Lerner – all of them – they have civil service protection. And the only difference between what happened at Watergate, when Richard Nixon asked the IRS to go after his political enemies, was when Richard Nixon asked – the IRS refused. When these Democratic politicians asked the IRS to go after these groups because they’re challenging us and we don’t like what they’re saying about us, the IRS took it upon themselves to do their bidding and to try to silence these groups.”

Because we are dealing with a criminal conspiracy masquerading as a political party.

Video: Ted Cruz at the Claremont Institute: What Conservatives Must Do To Turn The Country Around

Last Saturday, as the buffed up and tattooed Ted Cruz “Bad Boy” posters were appearing around  the Beverly Hills area, the senator was awarded with the Claremont Institute’s 2014 Statesmanship Award at their annual dinner in honor of  Sir Winston Churchill.

Sen. Cruz explained the three major threats facing the United States and what conservatives must do to turn the country around, stressing that standing for sound principles is a requirement of winning public support.

  • ·         Global loss of American leadership is making the world a more dangerous place;
  • ·         Continued economic stagnation is making it harder for people who are struggling;
  • ·         President Obama is behaving in a consistently lawless manner, undermining the Constitution and the rule of law.

“There is a debate in Washington about what the right approach is to win these arguments, to turn the country around, to pull back from the fiscal and economic brink,” Sen. Cruz said. “And, there are some in Washington who say the winning approach is to stick your head down, don’t rock the boat, and for Lord’s sake don’t stand for anything. They say with this world-weariness, this sense of wisdom ‘Now, now lad, you’ve got to win elections and standing for principle is inconsistent with winning elections.’ What I want to suggest to you is that is a false dichotomy.”

Previous recipients of the Statesmanship Award include Jack Kemp, Ronald Reagan, Clarence Thomas, William F. Buckley, Dick Armey, Margaret Thatcher, Milton Friedman, and Rush Limbaugh.

Video: In Senate Floor Speech, Ted Cruz Slaps Down Dingy Harry Like A Boss

Harry Reid took to the Senate floor today to accuse  Republicans of holding up legislation to help Ukraine so they can help billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. Sound like a fantastical stretch?

Keep reading.

Senators are still quibbling over a proposed aid package to Ukraine that passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and must now be taken up by the full Senate. The package includes reforms to the International Monetary Fund that a number of Republicans oppose.

CNN reports that “some Republicans” have floated the idea of trading the IMF reforms for a delay in proposed regulations by the Internal Revenue Service that would change the definition of “political activity” by tax-exempt groups, like some of the tea party groups that say they were improperly targeted by the IRS in 2012.

Excuse me CNN, but what do you mean by “tea party groups that say they were improperly targeted? The freaking IRS admitted to improperly targeting them and apologized. Obama initially declared that he was outraged over the offense. (If the tables were turned there would be no “that say.” Anyone even tangentially connected to the scandal would have been fired, impeached, tried for treason,  and jailed by now.

Anyway enter Dingy Harry to conflate defending the First Amendment rights of all Social Welfare groups with “protecting the Koch brothers.”

“This is hard for me to comprehend, how in clear conscience [Republicans] could say, ‘Ukrainians, we probably can’t help you because we’re trying to protect the Koch brothers,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said at a press conference Thursday. “And not only that, they’re saying to the American people that protecting the Koch brothers is more important than protecting our country.”

The man is batshit. But what really scares and saddens me – is that there are legions of mindless drones out there, who hear that —- and think it makes sense.

It is about damn time someone took to the floor to defend the Koch brothers from Dingy Harry’s now daily 2 minutes of hate from the  Senate Floor. He is supposed to be the Majority Leader of the Senate. Talk about impropriety.

Cruz released the following statement blasting Senate Dems for holding Ukraine aid hostage to politics.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to Sen. Reid’s measure to inject unnecessary provisions to the International Monetary Fund into a U.S. aid package to Ukraine.

“The world, Russia and the people of Ukraine should understand – Mr. Putin should understand – that all of us are united in standing with the people of Ukraine, that the United States will act,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am convinced we will act decisively to impose sanctions and serious consequences on Russia for their unprovoked act of war. We will act decisively to stand with the people of Ukraine. There should be no doubt in any observer’s mind that this will unify both parties, we will stand together. We would have done so tonight had the Majority Leader not made the cynical decision to hold Ukraine aid hostage to politics. Politics should end at the water’s edge, and I think it’s unfortunate to see the Majority Leader trying to use the crisis in Ukraine for political advantage. That’s the mistake, but there should be no ambiguity. We will impose sanctions. We will stand with Ukraine.”

Sen. Cruz highlighted four main reasons that the IMF provisions contained in the Ukraine aid package are harmful to the U.S. and misguided:

  • They are unnecessary. Estimates show that Ukrainian aid would cost no more than 5 percent of IMF’s current resources, which it is completely capable of handling without increased contribution from the U.S.
  • It could double the U.S.’s contribution to the IMF. We should not be opening up U.S. taxpayers to billions in additional financial reliability.
  • It would diminish U.S. influence on the IMF, reducing our ability to control IMF’s decisions and taking away the U.S.’s veto authority over the funds.
  • Most astoundingly, it would increase Russia’s control over the IMF, at a time when we are seeking to punish Russia for its act of war and aggression.

In his remarks, Sen. Cruz also outlined four immediate actions that the U.S. should take to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

  • Press to expel Russia from the G8;
  • Immediately enforce the Magnitsky Act (which the Administration has so far failed to do) to punish human rights by Russian officials and expand the act to include Ukrainian human rights abusers;
  • Immediately reinstall the anti-ballistic missile program (cancelled under President Obama in an unsuccessful effort to appease Mr. Putin) so that Eastern Europe can defend itself;
  • Offer the government of Ukraine a free trade agreement, particularly access to energy exports, including liquid natural gas (LNG), which will help free Ukraine from economic blackmail by Russia.

In regard to creating a free trade agreement with Ukraine, Sen. Cruz said, “We should move immediately to give Ukraine access to U.S. energy exports, particularly liquid natural gas, not just because it would help Ukraine and represent a serious blow to Russia, but because it makes perfect sense from the perspective of the United States. At a time when we’ve got the lowest labor rate participation since 1978, when millions of people are out of work and hurting, we should be developing and expanding our resources, and energy provides an opportunity to transform the geopolitical playing field, to use our abundant resources in a free market manner to free and liberate the people of Ukraine.”

Video: Ann Coulter’s Controversial Immigration Briefing With #CPAC2014 Bloggers

You may or may not have heard about a controversy sparked by Ann Coulter, last Saturday during CPAC. During a bloggers briefing held by the Eagle Forum on immigration reform, Ann made a rape analogy that caused some outrageous outrage on the left and caused consternation on the right:

“This isn’t natural. You have, especially on places like my favorite network, for humor, is MSNBC — and you know, they’re smearing, ‘Oh, Republicans just have to get used to it, the country is changing.’ No, this isn’t a natural process. It’s like you’re being raped and the guy is telling you, ‘Sorry, my penis is in you. Nothing you can do about it. No, you’re raping me!’”

Conservative blogger Marooned in Marin believes the “obscene comment” overshadowed the briefing. I think he’s right, and wonder if perhaps it was by design. Coulter sometimes cranks her comments up a few amps when she feels like an issue is getting overshadowed by left wing propaganda. She is often outrageously outrageous by design. If you watch all the videos I took at the briefing, you’ll note how frustrated she was that even Fox news often gets the facts wrong,  falling into the default PC liberal narrative. The conservative argument against amnesty is given short shrift by the media. Enter Ann Coulter drawing attention to a conservative argument as only she can.

Besides Coulter, this highly informative immigration briefing featured Steven Camarota of Center for Immigration Studies, Glyn Wright from the Eagle Forum and the group’s founder, legendary conservative powerhouse Phyllis Schlafly.

In the first video, Phyllis Schlafly talks about the many polls that show that recent immigrants are well to the left of the American public.

Coulter’s rape comment comes at the end of this video.

Part two of Coulter’s comments.

 Coulter’s Q & A with the bloggers:

#CPAC2014 Day 2 Pix and Videos

My daughter and I went to a pre-CPAC Ash Wednesday Mass at the largest Catholic shrine in North America – The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception:

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Then it was off to “RINOCon” the pre CPAC bloggers bash at Harrington’s. I took no pictures, but my picture was taken. Check out RWN on Monday when he does his annual CPAC picture dump.

Fast forward Thursday, and who do I run into but this guy passing out Atheist literature to CPACers  as they pass by in the hall. He was assuring everyone that it contained a “conservative” message, but I highly doubt that.. I’m assuming he’s from the group that was denied a booth in the exhibit hall. I witnessed one man take the brochure from atheist guy and promptly hand it back when he saw what it was. “Hey, it doesn’t burn!” the evangelical atheist said. Taking pity on him, I took one of his brochures, but soon lost it, alas. IMG_2980

Hey look! It’s Mark Levin! In the hallway! At CPAC!

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Not sure what these storm troopers were doing there – you never know what you’re going to come across at CPAC.

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I took this picture because I thought it was funny that there’s a big sign at CPAC that says, Radio Row sponsored by Koch Industries. (Suck-it Dingy.) Unfortunately my iPhone takes lousy pictures. If you squint you can almost see it.

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Blog Bash!

Lt. Col. Allen West spoke to conservative bloggers at Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar in National Harbor Thursday night after a busy first day of CPAC, telling us we are on the front lines of the culture war and thanking us for our service.

Reacting to the noisy, raucous, enthusiastic crowd, he started out by yelling “SHUT UP!” and later said, “lotta people gonna get a smack down from me!”

He concluded by telling bloggers “we need you to stand up and fight this culture battle against the left. Remember Andrew Breitbart, remember what he showed us. Every time you sit down at your computer, you’re carrying on the legacy that Andrew Breitbart taught us in the conservative movement.”

The 5th annual Blog Bash was a great success! 2014 had a stellar lineup of award winners:

Blogger of the Year

Bill Jacobson, Legal Insurrection

Bloggers’ Choice: Blogger Advocate

Ericka Andersen, Heritage Foundation & Right Social Daily

Bloggers’ Choice: Journalist of the Year

James Rosen, Fox News

Bloggers’ Choice: Movie of the Year (Jan 2013 – Feb 2014)

“Mitt”

Bloggers’ Choice: Non-Profit Blogger of the Year

Jeffery Dunetz, David Horowitz Freedom Center

Best Activism Post of 2013

Robert McCain, Aggravating Circumstances: Against the #FreeKate Campaign for Sexual Anarchy

Best Investigative Post of 2013

Joe Schoffstall, ‘Non-partisan’ group paid $1 million to produce positive Obamacare stories

 Best Sunlight Post of 2013

Alyssa Canobbio, Americans for Tax Reform, Obama Administration Spent $4.5 Billion on State Healthcare Websites

Best in Show: Podcast

Wayne Dupree Show

Best in Show: Microblog

SooperMexican (Twitter: @SooperMexican)

Best in Show: Video

Julie Borowski, ObamaCare Stinks for Young People

Legacy Award Eugene Volokh

State Blogger Cliff Sims, YellowHammer Politics

Friend of Bloggers… Ken White, Popehat

Andrew Breitbart’s Changing the Narrative Award Twitchy.com

Bloggers Stand With… IRS victims

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Mary Katherine Ham introduced the winner of the Best Investigative Blog Post, Robert Stacy McCain:

The winning entry, “Aggravating Circumstances: Against the #FreeKate Campaign for Sexual Anarchy,” was to some degree motivated by my general disgust with politics. Readers may recall that the 2012 election caused me to announce that we are “Doomed Beyond All Hope of Redemption,” and nothing that the Republican Party has done in the past 17 months has inspired any greater confidence that politics can accomplish much. It is possible to summarize our problem in two words: Cultural Decadence.

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The rest of the winners:

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And down came the confetti:

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At a lunchtime bloggers briefing, Republican powerhouses Phil Kerpin, Andrew Langer, and Ralph Reed explained how the right was able to collect over 140,000 signatures on regulations.gov opposing the malicious IRS 501 C 4 change in regulations.

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I’ll try to have the videos from that briefing up later tonight or later this weekend. Make no mistake. Those 140,000 signatures was no small feat and should keep the IRS busy for awhile. The right has finally figured out how to fight fire with fire.

#CPAC2014 Ted Cruz Bloggers Briefing (Video)

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Conservative favorite, Senator Ted Cruz held a bloggers briefing just for conservative bloggers, Thursday afternoon at CPAC. With only fifteen minutes to spend with us because of an upcoming Senate vote, he gave a brief statement and took questions from the pool of about forty bloggers.

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The first question about Common Core gave Cruz an opportunity to launch into a dissertation on one of his pet issues – school choice.

Later on Cruz talked for a bit on Obama’s abuse of power and his entirely politicized and corrupt DOJ and weaponized IRS – all made possible by a palace guard that lets him get away with things they would never let a Republican get away with. Cruz stressed the importance of the new media to go over the heads of the dinosaur media and get the truth out.

UPDATE:

In part three, Cruz talks about how the Republican party can win younger voters.

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