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Big Donors Seek Larger Role in Campaigns
(Political Wire) New York Times: “In an election cycle that is already on track to break spending records, and with few limits on contributions to ‘super PACs’ and other outside groups, big donors have never been more important. No longer satisfied with sitting on the sidelines and writing big checks, many of them are eager to play larger roles in the campaigns.”
“They expect their views to be heard quickly and their concerns taken seriously, sometimes creating headaches and potential awkwardness for the campaigns and super PACs, which must tend to the contributors and their seemingly endless suggestions and questions.”
Only we wild-eyed crazies expected THAT to happen, right? – Caro
Media Matters: Politico Bizarrely Claims “Trump Plans To Hike Taxes On The Wealthy” Even Though His Plan Would Do The Opposite
GOP Field No Longer Worries About Deficit
(Political Wire) “[T]he release of Donald Trump’s tax plan adds to the number of major GOP presidential candidates who propose to cut all taxes — but especially those for the wealthy — as deeply, or deeper, than Romney proposed. The lesson Republicans seem to have drawn is to simply stop worrying about balancing the budget. The plans would blow open deficits over the next decade that economists estimate ranging from $3.6 trillion to $12 trillion.”
Trump Courts Televangelists
(Political Wire) Politico: “Donald Trump has found his kind of Christians. In a bid to consolidate support among evangelicals and keep his momentum from ebbing, Trump is courting charismatic televangelists who believe God wants you to be rich.”
A huckster huckstering a bunch of hucksters. – Caro
Media Matters: Trump To Media Matters On When He’ll Return To Fox: “They Have To Treat Me Fairly And I’m Sure They Will”
Fiorina blames the media as abortion claims challenged
(Politico) Carly Fiorina is doubling down on her controversial claim that videos show “babies are being butchered” by Planned Parenthood, writing off anyone who challenges her on the point as part of the “liberal media.”
FOUND: The source of Carly Fiorina’s fetus claim
(Daily Kos) By now we all know GOP Presidential wannabee Carly Fiorina has been telling everyone that she saw a video of an aborted fetus “with arms and legs kicking while Planned Parenthood people dissected the baby looking for its brain.”…
Turns out, what she saw was a video of an infant that had been born prematurely at 19 weeks and that did not survive…
By the mother’s own description, the baby lived only a few minutes after birth. There was no dissection and no one was “harvesting the baby’s brain,” fetal tissue, or any organs.
Media Matters: IA Radio Host Jan Mickelson Calls Carly Fiorina’s Debunked Planned Parenthood Attack A “Touchdown”
Media Matters: Fox Host Lauds Super PAC Ad That Uses Doctored Footage To Defend Fiorina’s Debate Lie
Media Matters: Fox’s Neil Cavuto Falsely Claims Deceptively-Edited Videos Smearing Planned Parenthood “Were Not Edited”
Delusional Rubio: Women Are Getting Pregnant Just To Sell The Fetus To Planned Parenthood
(Occupy Democrats) According to future 2016 presidential washout Marco Rubio, Planned Parenthood not only sells baby parts, but the health organization also incentivizes women to have abortions with promises of profits.
While no women is given any part of the reimbursement Planned Parenthood receives when she chooses to donate fetal tissue to humanitarian causes, facts (as usual) are meaningless to Rubio, who feels that women “look forward to” getting abortions.
Top Donors Put Bush on Notice
(Political Wire) Jeb Bush “is entering a critical phase of his Republican presidential campaign, with top donors warning that the former Florida governor needs to demonstrate growth in the polls over the next month or face serious defections among supporters,” the Washington Post reports.
Non-Scientist Climate Denier Jeb Bush Complains Pope, A Chemist, Is Not A Scientist
(Occupy Democrats) “He’s not a scientist, he’s a religious leader.”
Well, actually, Gov. Bush, Pope Francis is a scientist. He’s a chemist. Further, actual scientists also agree that man-made climate change is a serious problem that needs to be addressed. Bush, though, like most Republicans, is thinking about money. Well, he’s wrong there, as 94 percent of economists believe that if climate change is not taken care of, the effects on the world economy would be catastrophic. So, the logical conclusion is that America should join forces with other nations in efforts to slow the effects of this phenomenon. In fact, it is estimated that climate change will hit the world economy with a $44 trillion bill by the year 2040. In other words, Jeb Bush is just wrong on all accounts when it comes to the issue of climate change, what should be done about it, and its effects on every aspect of human life, including the economic situation. So, Jeb, why don’t you leave this one to the scientists (including Pope Francis).
Thanks to Al Hebert
Paul Says Cruz Is Finished in the Senate
(Political Wire) Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) “had a blunt message for his presidential rival and fellow Republican senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): You’re a hack,” Politico reports.
Said Paul: “Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can’t get anything done legislatively.”
How Mitch McConnell Schooled Ted Cruz
(Political Wire) Politico: “By moving to quarantine Cruz from the rest of the conference over the past three months, the majority leader demonstrated that he’s learned the lessons of the Cruz-backed government shutdown in 2013 and the Texas senator’s rogue strategy last winter that helped Democrats confirm a raft of judges in the lame duck session. In doing so, McConnell cemented his position atop the Senate GOP, dashing any hopes among House Republicans, or conservative activists, that his future might be in doubt.”
“The message is clear: McConnell isn’t going anywhere, and everyone in the Senate knows it. Even Cruz won’t say he should resign.”
Mike Huckabee: America Will Not Survive Gay Marriage
(Right Wing Watch) Huckabee said that Americans have “rebelled against a holy God” and tried “to rewrite the word of God to make it tune to our lifestyle.”
“We cannot possibly survive if we defy any standard that God has given to us,” he said, before calling for a “spiritual revival” that would cause God to “give us the political reformation that we need.”
- See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/mike-huckabee-america-will-not-survive-gay-marriage#sthash.Gf4jr6L8.dpuf
Huckabee: Obama Only ‘Pretends To Be’ A Christian
(Right Wing Watch) Mike Huckabee said in an interview with Newsmax TV yesterday that President Obama only “pretends to be” a Christian, as evidenced by his invitation of several pro-gay-rights and pro-choice Christians to a reception with the pope this week and the fact that he has, according to Huckabee, made it “very difficult for people to practice their Christian faith” in America.
Christie and Kasich Try an Iowa Reset
(Political Wire) National Journal: “Neither Christie nor Kasich is expected to win the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, where conservative voters tend to dominate. But both campaigns now hope that, in an unsettled presidential race, a better-than-expected Iowa finish could help launch them to success in their make-or-break state of New Hampshire one week later. Already, Christie and Kasich are expanding their Iowa teams and planning to spend more time on the ground interacting with voters. Christie traveled to Iowa for a two-day swing this week, and Kasich is set on Wednesday to make his second trip there in less than a week.”