Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Establishment Republicans inside and outside Washington miss the grassroots' point. Even if we don't eventually prevail with defunding Planned Parenthood, we need to take this issue to the American people.
 
Establishment types believe that just as we are finally poised to recapture the White House, crazy tea party extremists are about to mess everything up because voters would blame and punish the GOP in 2016 for a shutdown.

But they always tell us to wait until the next election. When we didn't control the House, they told us to wait until we did. Same with the Senate. Now they say we have to wait until Jeb Bush is president.

They've cried wolf so long that conservatives no longer believe them. The conservatives aren't idiots. They knew when they elected these majorities that they would have great difficulty advancing the conservative agenda with President Obama in office. But they didn't expect them not to even try.

Yet the Republican leadership doesn't put up a fight, and establishment pundits go along with this surrendering. These are the same people who are apoplectic over the rise of Donald Trump. They can't understand how conservatives would support a man they believe is not conservative.

New U.S. Army patch for fight against the Islamic State closely resembles Muslim Brotherhood logo
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

 

New U.S. Army patch for fight against the Islamic State closely resembles Muslim Brotherhood logo
That’s fitting in Barack Obama’s America, since he so indefatigably aided the Brotherhood when they took power in Egypt and continued to do so even after they were toppled, and since the Brotherhood is a chief competitor to the Islamic State in wanting to establish a caliphate of its own. It’s also a fitting symbol […]
 
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Putin to those who supported “Arab Spring” in Middle East: “Do you realize what you have done?”
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs

Not only have delusional Western leaders not realized what they’ve done, Obama was  boasting about his Libya success in his UN speech today. Libya is nothing short of a spectacular failure –it’s in utter chaos. Libya has degenerated into bloody jihad war. The Prime Minister fled the country last year. Ironically enough, while Obama was bragging over his Libya success, ten died in Islamic attacks in Benghazi. The Islamic State has conquered parts of Libya and they mean to take it all.

The whole world is laughing at him — laughing with blood.

Obama promised he would radically transform this country. And he has. Putin’s speech is a defining moment — a Russian leader schooling America on human...

     

889a948387114fc3e47579dbffa99bd6GOOD NEWS! Americans, increasingly, would like to see Islam, as a religion, made illegal in the U.S.

Bare Naked Islam

 

Capping a week when Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson set off a firestorm after suggesting a Muslim should not be allowed to be president, the results of a new Public Policy Polling survey are kind of alarming encouraging. When Iowans described as “usual Republican primary voters” were asked if Islam should be legal in the country, just 49% answered “yes.” (That many?Thirty percent said the religion should not be legal, and 21% weren’t sure.


CPhLFHiVEAIJe_zMTV  Among those supporting Donald Trump, 36% said Islam should be banned while 38% said it should not. When it came to supporters of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum100% of responders said the religion should be illegal, in comparison with 6% of those backing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

Op-ed: 
Putin Triumphs Over Obama Yet Again
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on http://cprworldwidemedia.net/ 

“We need a 'genuinely broad alliance against terrorism, just like the one against Hitler.”
- Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking yesterday before the U.N. General Assembly

Fact: if Bashir al-Assad and his government fall ISIS moves in and takes over complete control of Syria, and Vladimir Putin knows this just as Barack HUSSEIN Obama knows this, but the difference is that when it comes to ISIS and islamists in general, Putin is the good guy and Obama...well Obama is NOT just the bad guy... Obama is the bad guy who sides with and aids those out to kill us all.

And while speaking yesterday before the U.N. General Assembly for the first time in a decade, Vladimir Putin, in a tough uncompromising but well-received speech, of course began with a veiled but unnamed slam against the U.S. when he said that the original purpose of the U.N. had been violated by "those that found themselves at the top of the pyramid" after the Cold War, and that "they thought they knew better and thought they did not have to reckon with the UN to legitimize their decisions."

Quickly adding that, "Of course, the world is changing," and that, "The UN must be consistent with this natural transformation. Russia stands ready," Putin knows well who the enemy is, both the here and now tangible enemy in the guise of ISIS as well as the enemy allowing them to get away with what they are doing...as in Barack HUSSEIN Obama...the man...one of the brethren...who is doing absolutely NOT a thing of substance to stop ISIS let alone destroy ISIS for the fact is that Obama is willingly arming the 'so-called' rebels in Syria with U.S. arms and equipment knowing full-well that these supposed rebels are NOTHING but a tentacle of ISIS and other terrorist groups.

And Putin is also wise enough to know that the Obama instigated and fed into regime change in Syria...just like it was in Egypt...has only succeeded in creating even more instability and destabilization in the Middle East, and it's all because he single-handily lost the peace that George W. Bush had won in Iraq...and losing that peace is what directly led to the birth of ISIS and their worldwide call to jihad.

And now because of Obama's complete and total failure in destroying ISIS...actually with Obama's aiding and abetting of ISIS...Putin proposed a U.N. Security Resolution where Russia would lead an anti-ISIS coalition, and if truth be told maybe he can do what we, thanks to our traitor-in-chief, have failed to do. And while the U.N. is NOT to be trusted on most matters...with Agenda 21, the New World Order, and their vehemently anti-Israel stance coming to mind...Putin's proposal that calls for the world to coordinate its actions to fight ISIS based upon the principles laid out in the U.N. charter do make some sense, because the simple fact is that in order to fight an enemy that has gone global we need a broad international coalition working in tandem in order to defeat...to annihilate...ISIS.

And what's sad is that things might have been different if Obama had allowed U.S. forces to fight to win the battle instead of fighting to win the “hearts and minds” of the enemy...our enemy his brethren that is...for if Obama had 'shocked and awed' the bastards back to the 7th century from whence they came instead of doing pin-prick air strikes that accomplished NOT a damn thing... Putin's proposal would NOT ever have been needed, and Russia would NOT recently have started building up its military presence in Syria in an attempt to keep al-Assad from being overthrown by the many rebel groups operating and gaining territory within Syria.

And if Obama had handled the ISIS situation differently...if Obama had been the least bit concerned about the slaughter...the genocide...of Christians at the hands of the enemy...Putin would NOT be challenging U.S. influence in the region and Russia would NOT be forging alliances with Iran as well as expanding their leadership role in both Syria and Iraq, and doing so even though Russian ground troops will NOT be, as per Putin, taking part in battlefield operations in Syria “for now.”

And again if Obama had handled things differently, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin would NOT have told reporters that Assad's Syrian government along with its ally Iran should be included in a joint action to defeat the jihadist threat. And to add insult to injury, as per the Associated Press, this past Sunday, Iraq announced that it had reached a deal with Russia, Syria, and Iran to begin sharing "security and intelligence" information about ISIS. Iraq...the country we freed is now aligning with Russia, Syria, and Iran...all America's enemies...making all the American blood spilled now to be proven to have been in vain.

And when one truly understands that it's been Obama's inept and so misguided policies that have directly created even more of a regional power vacuum that is being filled only by militants, terrorists, and jihadis then there was before he took office, Putin's saying that, "We think it is an enormous mistake to not cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces. No one but Assad's armed forces and the Kurdish militias are truly fighting ISIS and other terrorists in Syria,” would be a mute point for if Obama had butt out of the sovereign nation of Syria's civil war coupled with the fact that as bad as al-Assad might be, he was and is NOWHERE near the savage that those supporting ISIS are, and would have in time put a halt to the violence and still escalating civilian death toll.

Remember, the Syrian people under Bashir al-Assad were quite content with his secular run government...a government that was able to keep what few islamists there were in check. Now thanks to Obama and crew, the islamists are slowly but steadily infiltrating the country en-mass, and if al-Assad falls Putin knows a domino effect NOT seen before will begin...first Lebanon will fall and then Jordan, and it will move on from there into the currently more stable Gulf states who will fall one after another as well.

Simply put, Vladimir Putin laid out well why he has Russia supporting Bashir al-Assad ...why he now wants a Russian-led coalition to do what Obama has NOT done...and know that he nailed it when saying that, "Far from learning from others' mistakes, we keep on repeating them. It suffices to look at Middle East and North Africa...Rather than bringing about reform, foreign interference has resulted in...violence, poverty, and social disaster”...words of truth that few, especially Obama, want to hear.

And so the Russian Bear...the statist trying to rebuild an empire...has again personally triumphed over an American traitor...a sad excuse of a president out to destroy a republic...who was publicly humiliated into acknowledging and accepting Russia's new and ever-expanding role in the Middle East, and doing so during his speech at the U.N. Saying that he was well prepared for America to work with both Russia and Iran to solve the crisis in Syria, Obama tried to 'save face' both for himself and for America by adding that “the U.S. will work with Russia, Iran for 'transition' from the tyrant' al-Assad.” Translation: Putin will call the shots and Obama will have the U.S. acquiescing to his every wish.

So, in NO uncertain terms, Obama is once again both capitulating and surrendering our beloved America to an enemy, but what's different this time is that it's to an enemy who is smarter, more cunning, and way more cleverly conniving then he will ever be, for this enemy is led by an individual named Vladimir Putin who is more of a man than Barack HUSSEIN Obama can ever hope to be. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

recurring slope lineae
These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water. Recently, planetary scientists detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Hale crater, corroborating their original hypothesis that the streaks are indeed formed by liquid water. The blue color seen upslope of the dark streaks are thought not to be related to their formation, but instead are from the presence of the mineral pyroxene.

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times.

“Our quest on Mars has been to ‘follow the water,’ in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we’ve long suspected,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water -- albeit briny -- is flowing today on the surface of Mars.”

These downhill flows, known as recurring slope lineae (RSL), often have been described as possibly related to liquid water. The new findings of hydrated salts on the slopes point to what that relationship may be to these dark features. The hydrated salts would lower the freezing point of a liquid brine, just as salt on roads here on Earth causes ice and snow to melt more rapidly. Scientists say it’s likely a shallow subsurface flow, with enough water wicking to the surface to explain the darkening.
Op-ed:
Finally...A Very Good Week
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on http://cprworldwidemedia.net/

What a good week last week was for 'We the People.' A grand slam of sorts as first, the FBI announced that they indeed had retrieved some of Hillary's deleted emails and will probably be able to retrieve them all...then RINO extraordinaire, Speaker of the House John Boehner, announced that he will be stepping down both as Speaker and as Congressman from Ohio at the end of October ...and just this past Saturday, Pamela Geller let it be known that the Ground Zero mega-mosque had been forever defeated and will NEVER be built at Ground Zero.

Let's start with Pamela Geller and islam's oh-so-wanted slap-in-the-face to all we hold dear. We all know what happened on a sunny day back on September 11, 2001 when America and the world as we knew it changed forever...innocence and naivety were lost to the ages as islam declared war on America...and 3000 Americans became heroes in the blink of an eye. And as if to trample on the souls of the dead, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf wanted erected at 15 Park Place...a mere two blocks from Ground Zero...a 15-story 'so-called' islamic cultural center on what will forever be American holy ground.

Setting off a rightful national outcry, Pamela Geller and her SIOA partner Robert Spencer led the fight against this abomination as it became known that islamists build mosques at the sites of conquests and victories. Organizing and leading rallies and protests...the largest of which was on September 11, 2010...and I was honored to be there...Pamela NEVER let up in her quest to bring honor to the dead and to make sure their memories would NOT be defiled by a building that paid homage to those out to kill us all. And thanks to Pamela's non-stop efforts, property developer Sharif El-Gamal finally caved to pressure, and that coupled with a lack of much needed funding, has led him to decide instead to build a luxury condominium on the site. And now 3,000 American souls can Rest in Everlasting Peace thanks to Pamela Geller...a true American hero.

Next up is the happiness we on the right are feeling as we watch Hillary 'What Difference Does It Make' Clinton and her presidential aspirations crash and burn and it's all of her own accord as last week the F.B.I. announced that they had retrieved from Hillary's secret server that she thought was wiped clean some of her undisclosed work-related emails as well as personal emails from when she was Secretary of State.

Among these emails first discovered by the Defense Department and then passed onto the State Department’s inspector general was a thread between Hillary and General David Patraeus, who was then commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) that started on January 10, 2009 before Hillary became Secretary of State and was on her older email account...which she claims she NO longer has access to. Then on January 28th...a week after being sworn in as Secretary of State...Hillary switched this conversation and all future conversations until she resigned as Secretary of State on February 1, 2013 onto her private email address on her private server where she continued her conversation with Patraeus until February 1, 2009...you know the private email address and server Hillary's people claim was NOT used until March 28, 2009...yeah right.

And while 'officials' are saying that NO classified information was discussed on the thread...even though an official determination has NOT yet been made...Hillary and Patraeus did discuss government personnel which is indeed work related, and proves Hillary did NOT turn over all the emails requested of her even after signing a statement in August that she did so. In fact, according to State Department spokesman John Kirby, these newly recovered emails were NOT previously in the possession of the State Department, but now have been forwarded to Congress and will be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests, meaning 'We the People' will eventually get to see them.

Also, an unnamed State Department official claimed that in their turning over Libya-related emails to Trey Gowdy's Select Committee on Benghazi, they found a "small number" of Benghazi-related emails Hillary deliberately did NOT disclose to the committee. These particular emails...found because they have now been digitized and are now easier to search...are part of the 925 Libya-related emails Hillary did turn over to the State Department.

And in the emails now being examined by the F.B.I. is one from April 2011...sent from Timmy T. Davis, a State Department official who was then a personal aide to Hillary...found in her private email account described the “deteriorating” situation in Libya that concerned American diplomats as they were in the middle of a 'phased checkout' (“paying hotel bills, moving some comms to the boat, etc.”) from Benghazi. Included in that email was also an update from the Africa Command of the Department of Defense detailing Libyan military movements...which indeed is classified information.

Another email the F.B.I. is examining, concerns further issues related to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program...issues that intelligence officials said should have been designated as 'Top Secret' from the beginning because State Department officials could only have obtained said information found in the email from a satellite surveillance program called 'Talent Keyhole'...meaning in NO uncertain terms that the information was 'classified.'

A third email being examined is a copy of a controversial New York Times article about the C.I.A.’s drone program, a program which is indeed classified. In the email, State Department officials complain in comments about aspects of the article, which intelligence officials say makes the comments 'Top Secret.'

So as the F.B.I. continues with its investigation to determine if any of Hillary's newly recovered emails had 'so-called' sensitive information on them and if that information was “inappropriately” passed to Hillary by the infamous Huma Abedin and others... Republican Senator Ron Johnson (WI)...chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Operations Committee...asked the F.B.I. to turn over those newly recovered emails to either the State Department or an independent third party for review to determine if any should have been retained as government records. However, they may be ordered to do so by a federal judge who is already handling a case filed by Judicial Watch, who is trying to obtain copies of all Hillary's emails.

And now once again we wait for answers while deals will be cut with the feds I'm sure...a deal maybe to give up Obama in exchange for keeping her equally sorry butt out of prison...as Hillary NOT only tries to save her presidential campaign but herself as well. And all will be done while hubby Billy-Boy bloviates that he is NOT happy about the way the media and Republicans have been treating his wife. Saying Republicans continue to make a big deal out of Hillary’s “alleged email scandal” in an effort to destroy her presidential campaign, Billy knows well that there can be NO formal penalty adjudicated if the individual involved...as in Hillary... has left government service...but here there is a 'gray area' because Hillary is running for government service...as in the presidency. So does that still apply or will Hillary finally be made to pay for Benghazi along with her other assorted traitorous actions, and will she take Obama down with her as there is NO love lost between the Clinton's and the Obama's...only time will tell and time is one thing that is running out as the 2016 election looms large.

But for now let's revel a bit in the happiness that once again Hillary has been caught with her hand in the proverbial cookie jar and those cookies are awfully crumbly.

And part three of last week's grand slam is that this past Friday, Speaker of the House John Boehner... RINO extraordinaire...let it be known that at the end of October he will be resigning NOT only his speakership position but his Ohio Congressional seat as well.

Finally caving to pressure from party conservatives, Boehner said that he hopes his resignation will help avert a government shutdown. Saying, “My first job as speaker is to protect the institution,” and that “It had become clear to me that this prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable harm to the institution,” I say who does Boehner think he's kidding for this man, if anything, is calculatingly conniving coupled with now having an urgent need to run as far away from D.C. as possible. And why the need to run...because some of Hillary's supposedly gone forever emails have been recovered by the F.B.I. and Boehner fears his name will be found in some of them.

Let me explain...remember back to April 2014 when my Right Side Patriot Partner and friend Craig Andresen and I did a 3-part investigative report on Benghazi where we tied lose ends together with such precision tightness that the regime tried to shut CPR...the radio station we broadcast from... down. In that report we presented what we believed was the scenario that led to Ambassador Stevens' death including words to the affect that we believed Benghazi was constructed to cover for the 'targeted kill' of Ambassador Christopher Stevens who had found out that Obama was smuggling guns and weapons though Benghazi to the al-Qaeda backed Syrian rebels. And we also stated that it was our belief that towards the end Ambassador Stevens realized the scope of betrayal and that NO help was coming from Hillary or from any other in this administration. And it's at this point that we stated our belief that Stevens reached out to the political opposition...as in John Boehner...and again got NO help and why, because Boehner was already being blackmailed by the Obama regime.

Also, remember that on September 19, 2012, eight days after the attack and again on October 25, 2012, Boehner met with Leon Panetta...who at this point Boehner still trusted...to discuss 'issues' like the IRS scandal and such. And you just know that Benghazi was discussed as well, and we believe that Panetta immediately told Obama and Hillary what Boehner told him about Ambassador Stevens begging him for help and for him being unable to do anything to help...thus setting up a foundation to silence Boehner from doing anything but the regime's bidding.

We believed then and still believe now that Boehner knew the names of the others, besides himself, to whom Stevens sent his suspected gun running information to, and that Obama and crew suspected that he knew but at that point were still NOT able to 'break him' if you will, but by blackmailing him on one of two issues...or both... they could somewhat keep him in check. Issue one: with Boehner long suspected of having an affair with Lisbeth Lyons (Vice President for Government Affairs for the American Printers Association and a D.C. lobbyist)... what if Obama and crew had proof of said affair, thus yet another D.C. sex scandal...like that which destroyed General Petraeus' career and got Billy-Boy impeached...would be born. Issue two: what if Obama and crew had secured copies of Boehner's and Stevens' emails to each other...remember Stevens used his government assigned email address in all his correspondence...where Boehner told the Ambassador his hands were tired and that he could NOT help him. Imagine if that got out...it would NOT only destroy Boehner's career, it would destroy his legacy as well, and possibly leave him open to some sort of charges being brought against him for NOT helping Stevens or at least for NOT bringing Stevens' plea and Hillary's refusal of help to the public.

But if either scenario holds true, John Boehner had to bow out before any mention of him could be found in Hillary's emails, but the timing of his announcement is suspicious at best as it shows a man in fear of being exposed...but being exposed for what exactly. And while Boehner’s stepping down does lessen the chance of a government shutdown next week as Republican leaders push for a short-term funding measure to keep the government operating, and with Boehner NO longer side-tracked by those who threatened his job, do NOT think for a minute that this is the last we will hear from John Boehner...for it won't be as I'm sure Boehner knows more than he's saying and I would NOT doubt that we will soon be hearing about it in a new tell-all book.

But for now last week remains a very good week for 'We the People' and we have every right to relish in that joy for a bit for who knows what this new week will bring...after all in ObamaNation up is down and down is up...so dictates our narcissistic traitor-in-chief Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ground Zero Mosque developer now to build condo tower on site
By Robert Spencer / Jihad Watch

 

Ground Zero Mosque developer now to build condo tower on site
Early in 2014, I was leaving Penn Station in New York City when I heard someone calling my name. It was Sharif El-Gamal, the developer of the Ground Zero Mosque. He started out by asking me incredulously if I really believed in what I was doing, which shows that he has uncritically accepted as fact […]

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It’s Official: Ground Zero Mosque DEFEATED!

Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs
 
We did it! We the people. President Obama pushed for it, then-Mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg supported it, the media actively campaigned for it — the elites in their increasingly fragile ivory towers stumped for the mosque.

But the people stood up and fought it and won.

Hey Obama, YES. WE. CAN.

Photo above: One of our rallies against the Ground Zero mega-mosque. Never give up. Never give in. Never surrender. Here’s the Ground Zero mosque story. Watch this documentary, it tells the whole story. You can buy the DVD of this documentary here.
 

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Bye Bye Boehner



By DICK MORRIS

John Boehner needed resigning.

His leadership has consisted of acting as an intermediary in the ongoing surrender negotiations of the conservatives we elected to Congress and the president we were trying to circumscribe.  If Donald Trump wrote a book on the Art of the Deal, Boehner could write one on the Art of the Sellout.

Boehner's style consisted of advocating a conservative policy, putting it to a vote in the House, passing it, and waiting for the Senate to defeat it.  Then, instead of negotiating with the president for half a loaf or working to build common cause with some Democrats for a partial solution, he just caved in and went home.

He never understood that capitulation was not a strategy.

Now, the House has a real chance to elect principled leadership in its chamber.  All House Republicans must accept one indisputable fact:

If it were not for the Party's conservative wing, they would not have the majority.
This week, Politico reported that Team Clinton is quietly urging the vice president not to run. The big guns haven’t been drawn yet, but the news publication noted that the mantra for the Clinton camp on Biden is “so sure, take your time, is the message people in and around the campaign seem to be sending—but if you end up at yes, you’re going to get hurt.”
The hints from the campaign come in heavy: Biden would be to Clinton’s right if he ran, more out of touch with the party’s progressive base. Surrogates have sounded off, questioning his chances and his political abilities, wondering if he’d be up to the job. Clinton even leapt in herself, bringing him up out of nowhere as she spoke to a woman in a diner last week in New Hampshire to knock him for how disappointing he’d been when they were working on the bankruptcy bill in the Senate. That was followed by her campaign chair John Podesta, sprinkling a little of his own shade in front of the pro-Clinton Priorities super PAC in New York—it’s already too late for Biden to mount a real challenge, and he’s not going to decide for a few more weeks on top of that.
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Friday, September 25, 2015

Scott Walker's abrupt withdrawal from the Republican presidential race Monday afternoon shows how different, in ways noticed and unnoticed, this campaign cycle is from those of recent years.
 
One obvious difference is the size of the Republican field -- 17, before Walker's withdrawal and Rick Perry's withdrawal 10 days before. That has made debates unwieldy and has placed a premium on somehow emerging from the scrum.

Walker didn't. He spoke for just seven minutes in the two-hour Fox News debate on Aug. 6 and the three-hour CNN debate (in which he was asked just three questions) on Sept. 16. It was not a format that favored Midwestern reticence.

Walker's withdrawal was unexpected also because, after the rise of billionaire-funded super PACs kept Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum plugging on in the 2012 cycle, it seemed a candidate with such backing had no reason to quit. But super PACs can't pay for candidates' staffs, offices and travel, and after the debates Walker couldn't raise enough to pay for them.

In previous cycles, it was assumed that voters were looking for candidates who could identify with ordinary people and the struggles they face, and Walker seemed typecast for that, saving up coupons to shop at Kohl's. But today's poll leader is a Manhattan billionaire who boats of (and perhaps inflates) his wealth and glories in his vulgarity.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson drew the ire of both Democrats and some Republican presidential candidates after saying on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that he would “not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”

Even after the criticism, Carson refused to walk back his comment, although he did offer more clarification.

"Those Republicans that take issue with my position are amazing," he wrote in a Facebook statement. "Under Islamic Law, homosexuals – men and women alike – must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed. I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced ... I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President."

And to be fair, he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he wouldn’t advocate putting a Christian in the office if they wanted to turn the country into a theocracy. “We don't put people at the head of our country whose faith might interfere with them carrying out the duties of the Constitution,” he said.

Not only do a number of Americans agree with his comment—based on the amount of money pouring into his campaign since then—but he’s also received support from Dr. Tawfik Hamid, a former Islamic extremist.

“As a Muslim — and particularly as a former member of a radical Islamist group — I can state unequivocally that Dr. Carson is correct,” Hamid wrote in a column. “Without a single exception, the approved Islamic literature teaches violent principles such as killing apostates, beating women, killing gays, and enslaving female war prisoners for sexual purposes.”

“If anyone doubts this, or wishes to challenge it, they need to prove this to be wrong,” he continued, adding that no Islamic texts exist which reject the “traditional barbaric principles of Islamic law.”

“These Shariah values and principles, which are so hostile to the American Constitution, are still an integral part of mainstream Islam,” he noted.

Thus, Carson is absolutely correct.