Covering The Iowa Freedom Summit


Eight potential 2016 republican presidential candidates and a host of other GOP luminaries are in Des Moines Iowa this weekend for the “Iowa Freedom Summit,” and your humble blogress is in town to take it all in and capture the special moments (if there are any.)

The guest list includes Dr. Ben Carson, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum  Gov. Scott Walker, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, John Bolton, Newt Gingrich and Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley. Four possible 2016 contenders, Senator Rand Paul, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush,  Gov. Bobby Jindal are skipping the summit.

The Saturday event, which was organized by Citizens United and Congressman Steve King, is sold out.

According to Breitbart’s Tony Lee, some “dreamers” are hoping to disrupt the proceedings.

According to an NBC report, DREAMers are planning “activities around the event, including confronting potential candidates to ask them where they stand on immigration reform and the president’s executive action.” Erika Andiola, one of the DREAMers whoconfronted King last summer in Iowa, reportedly said DREAMers want to “make sure those who are running for the presidency are also being held accountable for what they are saying.” The incident was recorded and the footage immediately made the rounds on mainstream media networks.

After accosting King at an event with Sen. Rand Paul in which King told the DREAMers not to import more lawlessness, DREAMers vowed to have more of such confrontations.


As expected, there were a few “Dreamers” on the street with preprinted signs outside the venue as we arrived. My shuttle driver, wondered, “what more do they want?”

Live stream of the Iowa Freedom Summit, here.

Follow on Twitter: #IAFreedomSummit

Saturday Movie Matinee: Obama’s Broken Promises

Ben Shapiro, Truth Revolt: Obama’s Broken Promises:

Newsmax TV: Malzberg | Andrew McCarthy React to President Obama’s State of the Union foreign policy:

The Best of John Boehner’s Microexpressions: State of the Union 2015:

Hilarious slo-mo video analysis of Speaker Boehner struggling to hide his contempt for the president during the SOTU speech. For all you Boehner haters – this is why I cannot dislike this man:


Andrew McCarthy NRO: There Is Only One Way to Stop Obama from Setting Jihadists Free
Short of impeachment, there is really nothing Congress can do.

PJ Media, Klavan and Whittle: The Nazis Were Socialists, Not Right-Wingers:

USA Survival: From Lenin to Obama:

Alexander G. Markovsky is a Russian émigré who holds degrees in economics and political science from the “University of Marxism-Leninism” and an MS in structural engineering from Moscow University and now lives in Houston, Texas. His recent article, “From Lenin to Obama,” argues that Obama is acting like Lenin who declared, “Our task, is to utilize every manifestation of discontent, and to collect and utilize every grain of rudimentary protest.” Markovsky is the author of “Anatomy of a Bolshevik” and his forthcoming book is titled “Liberal Bolshevism,” with the subtitle, “America Did not Defeat Bolshevism, She Adopted It.”

PJ Media, Trifecta: American Sniper Sniped: Why Hollywood Lefties Hate Eastwood’s Movie:

Bill Whittle, Truth Revolt: NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET:

Atlas Shrugs: VIDEO Jesse Watters at the “Stand with the Prophet” Summit: “Why are stonings and beheadings tolerated?” “Because that’s what we believe, it says in the Qur’an”

Todd Starnes, Fox News: Christians rally to defend fire chief who wrote ‘anti-gay’ book

This is the front line in the American front of the war against Christianity. The left’s ideological brethren in the Middle East are throwing gays off of rooftops, but you’ll hear nary a peep about that from them.

Kelvin Cochran is a decorated firefighter. He is also a devout Christian. He’s a deacon at a Baptist church and also teaches Sunday school. By all accounts – he is a decent and honorable man. And now – he is unemployed.

Cochran, who served seven years as the chief of the Atlanta Fire Departmant lost his job over a book he wrote about biblical morality titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” A small portion of the book contained what critics called homophobic language.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed suspended Cochran last month. He was fired on Jan. 6 – the day he was supposed to return to work.

Fox News: BOOM: George Soros Gave At Least $33 Million In One Year To Ferguson Protests

Andrew Klavan, Truth Revolt: Which Black Lives Matter?

Newsmax: Malzberg | Jonathan Cahn – Messianic Jewish Rabbi & Pastor:

President of Hope of the World Ministries, and New York Times Bestselling author joins Steve to discuss his book, “Mystery of the Shemitah,” which predicts economic judgment on America later this year

Lars Andersen: a new level of archery: