Friday, September 30, 2016
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
Trump Ready To Lead
There is a great opinion piece by Indiana Governor Mike Pence in USA Today highlighting the strong leadership qualities of Donald Trump. He stresses the similarities between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan, as well as how the political establishment reacted to each candidate. Here are a few excerpts:
“In 1980, Ronald Reagan was regarded by the Washington political establishment as little more than a cowboy or a celebrity who entered politics late in life. He even made some Republicans uneasy. Along the way, people heard his vision of a renewed America. Americans from all walks of life flocked to a man who was so clearly unbound by Washington niceties and political correctness.
“Ronald Reagan spoke the truth in 1980 to the American people. . . Donald Trump is a candidate who speaks honestly and frankly about the challenges we face. . . Donald Trump believes in the greatness of this country and the boundless potential of the American people. . .
“The American people once again stand at a time for choosing. . . On Election Day, the choice is clear. To Make America Great Again, we must elect Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States.”
You can read Gov. Pence’s entire op-ed here.
Earlier this month, Gov. Pence addressed a packed audience at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. In his remarks, he further elaborated on the similarities between Trump and the man I was honored to serve for eight years. He said then:
“The most straight-talking candidate since Ronald Reagan is running against one of the most dishonest candidates ever. Let me say as I stand in this hallowed place, the American people picked a bold truth-teller in 1980 and I know they’re going to elect a bold truth-teller in 2016. . . The spirit of 1980 that propelled Ronald Reagan into the White House is alive and kicking again.”
You can watch the governor’s speech at the Reagan Library here.
Democrats Target Fox News
Any conservative toying with the idea of casting a protest vote this November should think again.
Democrats on the Federal Election Commission have proposed new regulations that would prohibit companies “from funding expenditures, independent expenditures, or electioneering communications” if five percent or more of the company was owned by foreign sources. The liberals on the Commission claim they are worried about foreign intervention in U.S. elections.
At first glance, that might not seem like a bad idea. But the proposal would have major implications for conservatives: Fox News and the Wall Street Journal would be effectively muzzled when it comes to political reporting and commentary. Both media outlets are owned by Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
The left is constantly trying to come up with new and creative ways of re-imposing the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” in order to silence conservatives and shut down debate. If Hillary Clinton and her allies prevail on November 8th, the left will be fully empowered to ram through every bizarre idea it can think of.
The Wall Street Journal has been persistent in exposing Obama’s repeated concessions to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Perhaps that is one reason why Democrats are trying to shut it down. Well, here’s the latest Iranian nuclear deal outrage, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.
The Obama Administration signed a secret deal with Iran lifting sanctions on two Iranian banks that were supposed to remain in place until 2023. The reason the banks were under sanction is that they had supported Iran’s ballistic missile program.
These additional concessions to Iran are bad enough, but what makes them even more outrageous is that this secret deal was agreed to on the same day that Iran agreed to release four American hostages.
By the way, Obama also agreed to drop charges against 21 Iranians as part of the hostage release.
What else did he give Tehran that we don’t know about yet?
The Wall Street Journal reports that critics of the Iranian nuclear deal and many members of Congress are furious at this latest revelation, believing that “the move broke the commitments the administration made to Congress about the deal.”
Mark Dubowitz, of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said, “By agreeing to remove U.N. and EU sanctions eight years early on Iran’s main missile financing bank, the administration effectively greenlighted their nuclear warhead-capable ballistic missile program.”
Speaker Paul Ryan blasted the White House today, saying:
“This story grows more disturbing with each passing day. It now appears that on the same day American hostages were freed from Iran, the administration not only agreed to the $1.7 billion cash ransom payment, but violated a key term of the nuclear deal by prematurely lifting ballistic missile sanctions. These additional secret concessions directly jeopardize our national security, and cast further doubt on this flimsy agreement. President Obama owes the American people an immediate explanation.”
Don’t forget, my friends, that this terrible nuclear deal with Iran is not Obama’s alone. Hillary Clinton started these negotiations and she fully supports this disastrous deal negotiated with one of the world’s worst regimes.
Hillary’s “Big” Idea
When Monday night’s presidential debate shifted to the economy, do you recall what Hillary Clinton’s big idea for economic growth was? She said, “We can deploy a half a billion more solar panels.”
One recent report suggested her solar panel plan could cost more than $200 billion to implement. And according to the latest government data, solar power provided “less than one percent of the total electricity generated in the U.S. during the first six months of 2016.”