End Of Day Report

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Not Funny

“Comedian” Kathy Griffin has ignited a firestorm of revulsion and anger. She participated in a disgusting photo shoot in which she is featured holding the bloody, severed head of President Donald Trump.

President Trump tweeted that Griffin should be ashamed of herself, adding, “My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

The Secret Service is reportedly investigating the incident and Griffin is begging for forgiveness. The only reason she is apologizing is because the left has broken ranks and abandoned her.

For the past 10 years, Griffin has co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage. The network announced it is “evaluating” her future participation. Anderson Cooper tweeted that he was “appalled” by the photo shoot, adding that it was “clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

Chelsea Clinton tweeted, “This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president.”

Donald Trump, Jr., rejected Griffin’s apology as “phony,” adding that it “would be a lot easier to believe if there wasn’t a video of her mocking the response she knew was coming.”

Tyler Shields, the so-called “artist” who did the photo shoot, said that he and Griffin “figured out the best image” before hand. Here is Shields’ explanation:

“Kathy and I are friends and we worked together before. So when we started doing this shoot, she said, ‘I’d love to do something political. I’d love to make a statement.’ We kind of figured out what would be the best image to make out of that. . . I can’t speak for her, [but] I know she [Griffin] loves to stir the pot.”
Of all the things Griffin could have done to express her opposition to President Trump she chose a beheading — something that normalizes the violence of the jihadists rampaging across the Middle East and Africa. This is an image meant to terrorize.

The real story here is that the “Resistance” — as the left likes to call itself — was erasing the boundaries of acceptable behavior well before the election and it has continued doing so ever since. The left feels justified in terrorizing conservatives.

There are constant suggestions that the administration is illegitimate, that the president colluded with Russia to steal the election.

White House employees have been accosted in public.

There is a constant drumbeat suggesting that the president and his supporter are Nazis. Comparisons to Hitler are routine.

There were physical attacks on Trump supporters before the election and after.

This is the atmosphere of hate the left is creating.

Not Just Trump

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that Trump is the only one the left hates. “President Cruz” or “President Rubio” would also be facing the left’s wrath. In fact, anyone who is committed to resisting the left’s “fundamental transformation of America” will earn their hatred.

For example, most people would say that Paul Ryan is a very nice and likeable person. But dozens of New Jersey eighth graders on a recent trip to Washington, D.C., refused to have their picture taken with Speaker Ryan.

The left claims to be all about diversity and tolerance. But it has zero respect for diversity of opinion and it can’t even be civil about it!

Reagan Would Be Proud

The United States conducted a successful test of our missile defense system yesterday. A mock ICBM was fired from the Marshall Islands and was intercepted by another missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. We hit a bullet with a bullet from a distances of 5,000 miles.

Vice Admiral Jim Syring said, “This system is vitally important to the defense of our homeland, and this test demonstrates that we have a capable, credible deterrent against a very real threat.” Ronald Reagan would be proud.

We are still a long away from having a reliable missile shield like Reagan envisioned. According to Reuters, this was only the ninth successful test out of 17 attempts since 1999, and we are clearly in a race with rogue regimes like Iran and North Korea to prevent the unthinkable from happening — hundreds of thousands of Americans dying in an attack against a major city.

But never forget this fact: If the left had prevailed since the Reagan years, we would be utterly defenseless today.

The left has resisted missile defense funding every step of the way. Progressives will give your money away to other countries to pay for climate change. They will spend billions on boondoggles. But they have tried every tactic to prevent us from being able to defend the American people from enemy missiles.

Chag Sameach

Last night, our Jewish brothers and sisters began celebrating Shavuot, which commemorates the day God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. To our Jewish friends, we wish you a joyous Shavuot!

Speaking of the Ten Commandments, one of them is translated simply, “You shall not murder.” That is fairly well understood throughout Judeo-Christian civilization. Sadly, there seems to be little respect for innocent life in many parts of the Islamic world, which is producing death-worshipping jihadists.

This morning, a massive car bomb ripped through Kabul, Afghanistan, “at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour.” At least 80 people are dead and 450 are wounded. This marks the third major terror attack since the Islamic holy month of Ramadan began Friday.

Do Presbyterians set off bombs at Easter? Do Catholics celebrate Christmas with mass murder? Do Jews blow themselves up on Yom Kippur? Of course not.

Unfortunately, the “religion of peace” has a serious problem with violence. For the jihadists of Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, Islamic Jihad and the Islamic State, who are slaughtering innocent people in the name of Allah, it is all about religion.

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End Of Day Report

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Trump’s Triumph

President Trump returned to Washington Saturday night from his Middle East and European tour de force. You can tell how powerful it was by the attempts of American and European media to downplay the trip, and by the bitter reaction of some European leaders who had grown accustomed to a president who rejected American exceptionalism and embraced European socialism.

There were many great moments from the president’s trip. But one of the most telling was when President Trump addressed European leaders about the NATO alliance. He bluntly stated:

“NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations, for 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they’re supposed to be paying for their defense. This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States.”
The left-wing media were stunned by the president’s bold assertion. CNN accused the president of “scolding” our NATO allies. I believe if you polled that statement 80% of Americans would strongly support the president.

Fake News, Fake History

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, has become the Russian collusion story de jour. But like much of what the left and its big media allies think is a growing scandal, this too is fake news.

Consider this Friday headline from the Washington Post: “Russian Ambassador Told Moscow That Kushner Wanted Secret Communications Channel With Kremlin.”

Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? To be clear, it has nothing to do with the election. The alleged meeting between the Russian ambassador and Kushner took place in December — after the election. Moreover, this is not new news.

Even the Post conceded that, writing, “The White House disclosed the meeting . . . in March” and “It is common for senior advisers of a newly elected president to be in contact with foreign leaders and officials.”

Yesterday, Fox News provided additional context, noting that the “back channel” was “only a one-off . . . call about Syria.”

In addition to fake news — like the president being disinterested in translations of important meetings overseas — we are also getting fake history.

The left-wing media would have you believe that Trump and Kushner were doing something nefarious by attempting to communicate privately with the Russian leadership. But John F. Kennedy went around the Defense and State Departments to communicate with the Soviets, using his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, as a secret back channel, even during the Cuban missile crisis.

As historian Doug Wead noted, Alice Roosevelt, daughter of President Teddy Roosevelt, got a lot of publicity for going on a trip to Asia. But what almost no one knew at the time was that she delivered private messages from her father to the Japanese which helped to end the Russo-Japanese war, earning Teddy Roosevelt the Nobel Peace Prize.

And what about Barack Obama’s “secret outreach” to the Russians? Or his secret dealings with Iran? While the media are obsessed with any Trump connection to Russia, no matter how trivial, Obama was caught on tape promising Vladimir Putin “more flexibility.”

Once again, the media’s double standard is disgusting and obvious. The left made excuses for virtually everything Obama did, while making everything Trump does seem sinister.

Messaging Matters

There have been rumors of a possible White House personnel shakeup for weeks. News broke this morning that White House Communications Director Mike Dubke has resigned.

Speaking on Fox News this morning, my good friend Laura Ingraham noted that there were a lot of positive images from the president’s foreign trip, and that the White House should do more positive messaging to counteract the media. Here’s what she said:

“So, for instance, last week we learned that 30,000 criminal aliens, including MS-13 members, had been deported from the country since Trump took over. That’s great news. You know, I would like to see Trump go to Manassas, Virginia, and sit with a family for 15 minutes that had to deal with the MS-13 violence and go visit a police station and say, ‘Guys, thank you for everything you’re doing.'”
Ingraham also noted the “positive and patriotic and hopeful” tone of President Trump’s Memorial Day address, adding, “That is what we want to see from our president.”

Values Issues In The News

  • Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in baby body parts is making headlines again. A video released late last week showed abortionists talking about evading the law against partial-birth abortion, how difficult it is to take a baby apart and “how gross” it was when “an eyeball just fell down into my lap.” Not surprisingly, YouTube has pulled the video.

    The left never questions its support for the abortion industry. Its immediate reaction is to cover up the moral bankruptcy of abortion on demand while accusing conservatives of supporting “gag rules.” The real gag rule is the left’s censorship — whether it is prosecuting journalists who expose the truth or the progressive media’s refusing to report it.

  • News like this helps to explain why so many Americans are apprehensive about the state of moral values in our country today. A recent Gallup poll found that only 1% of Americans consider the nation’s moral values to be “excellent,” while 77% say moral values in America are getting worse. Of course, the left has been attacking the concept of right and wrong and moral values for decades.
  • The Islamic holy month of Ramadan began Friday. Members of the Islamic State in Egypt “celebrated” this holy time by slaughtering more than two dozen Coptic Christians on their way to visit a monastery. ISIS thugs ordered them to renounce their Christian faith and “to recite the shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith.” Twenty-nine refused and were reportedly shot in the head or throat.

    Yet even in the face of such atrocities, some of our media elites are so delusional they believe that Muslim persecution in America is a “bigger issue” than Christian persecution overseas.

 

End Of Day Report

Thursday, May 25, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Obama’s Spying

During the waning years of the Bush Administration, the nation went through a series of intense debates about the proper balance between terrorist surveillance in a post-9/11 world and our constitutional liberties. In this debate, then-Senator Barack Obama was clearly against the Patriot Act and the tools the Bush White House had used to defend our homeland. Consider these statements:

“Americans fought a revolution in part over the right to be free from unreasonable searches — to ensure that our government could not come knocking in the middle of the night for no reason. We need to find a way forward to make sure we can stop terrorists while protecting the privacy and liberty of innocent Americans.” — Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) 2006

“That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens. No more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime. . . No more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient.” — Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) 2007
When President Barack Obama reversed course and supported the reauthorization of Bush-era surveillance programs in 2011, people on the left felt betrayed. They thought Obama was going to shut them down. Many on the right applauded the president for doing the right thing for our security.

Well, sometimes people do the right thing for the wrong reasons.

Here’s another theory as to why Obama suddenly shifted course and supported programs he once attacked: He realized the power those programs gave him to monitor political opponents.

We know he did it during the debate on the Iranian nuclear deal and during the 2016 campaign. Now there are new reports demonstrating the extent to which the Obama Administration abused our national security programs.

In 2011, the secret FISA court warned the Obama Administration after finding that so-called “safeguards” in the surveillance programs were “statutorily and constitutionally deficient.” The court ordered significant changes, but the Obama Administration ignored them.

Five years later, FISA court judges blasted the Obama Administration for an “institutional lack of candor” and “very serious Fourth Amendment issues.”

How bad was it? According to an inspector general’s report, more than five percent of NSA’s Section 702 searches violated privacy safeguards.

This is a huge Obama scandal that demands a massive investigation. So of course big media completely ignored it.

Another Obama Scandal

One of the main reasons that conservatives have demanded tougher border security — including a wall — is that we don’t know who is coming into the country or why they are attempting to sneak in illegally. Yes, many come here looking for work and a better life. But certainly not all of them.

Incredibly, however, an investigation by the Senate Homeland Security Committee finds that the Obama Administration knowingly released at least 16 MS-13 gang members into various communities throughout the United States.

These thugs came into the country during the 2014 border surge of unaccompanied minor children. They “freely admitted” to being members of the brutal gang MS-13 and one even told federal authorities that he “was a drug dealer” and “would continue to do the same in the United States with his family.”

Some of these gang members were sent to a facility near Suffolk County, New York. Over the past 16 months, there has been a spike in murders in Suffolk County and MS-13 gang members are responsible for 38% of them.

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End Of Day Report

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Update On Manchester

British authorities reassured the public after the Manchester atrocity that life will go on as usual. But, of course, it’s not going on as usual. The terror alert level across the United Kingdom has been raised to “Critical.”

The Telegraph reports, “Up to 5,000 soldiers will be deployed on the streets amid fears that the Manchester suicide bomber had accomplices preparing further attacks, [Prime Minister] Theresa May has announced.”

A man carrying a large knife was arrested near Buckingham Palace. The Changing of the Guard, a tourist favorite, was cancelled.

Multiple reports indicate that Salman Abedi, the 22 year-old suicide bomber, had traveled to Syria and Libya, perhaps as recently as just a few weeks ago. So this known extremist may have been regularly traveling to a known war zone controlled by ISIS. There may have also been links to Al Qaeda.

His parents left Libya to escape the Gaddafi regime, and recently returned to their home country. They had concerns about their son’s radicalization in England and briefly took his passport away from him.

Intelligence officials believe that the bomb was large and relatively sophisticated, suggesting that it was built by someone else and that Abedi was just a mule who delivered the device. At least three more suspects have been arrested, including his 23 year-old brother.

Children As Bombs

Yesterday I reminded readers that murdering innocent children isn’t a new low for Islamists. They have frequently aimed their attacks at young adults and children — whether its concerts and night clubs or schools. What I did not remind people of is how often Islamic supremacists use children as human bombs.

Boko Haram regularly uses children as homicide bombers.

Hamas does the same — using summer camps to train children for jihad.

During the Iraq war, Al Qaeda strapped bombs onto youth with Down Syndrome and sent them into markets while someone else detonated the bombs. ISIS, which knows no limits to its cruelty, has continued the practice.

Left-wing Lunacy

Meanwhile, we are told that life will go on. Flowers are left at makeshift memorials and celebrities offer tweets and songs. On the left, the confusion continues. Nothing seems to shake them from their delusions.

Katy Perry reacted to the Manchester atrocity by saying, “No barriers, no borders, we all just need to co-exist.”

I say, “You go first, Katy. Fire your guards, cancel the security system on your estate and open your doors to the next round of Middle East refugees.”

And while Islamic supremacist websites are celebrating the attack, leftwing sites are warning the rest of us against Islamophobia. As you know, “phobia” means an irrational fear of something. Well how many more Islamic terrorist attacks have to take place, how many more innocent people have to die, before the left no longer considers our concern to be irrational?

But the Lunacy Award goes to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who gave her State of the City address last night at a mosque. She went there to assure Minneapolis’ large Somali Muslim community that it had nothing to fear from Donald Trump because she and other progressive city leaders would protect them.

As you may know, the Somali community in Minnesota has been a hotbed of Islamic supremacism. Nine Somalis were sentenced last year for providing support to ISIS. More than two dozen have left the country in recent years to fight for the terrorist group Al-Shabab.

According to Fox News, Mayor Hodges did not urge members of the mosque to reject those in their community who support Islamic extremism. And, in case you had any doubt, yes, she is up for reelection this year.

End Of Day Report

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

An Atrocity, Not a Tragedy

Once again Islamist thugs have brought death and sorrow to our civilization. This time the target was 21,000 people attending an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Many of the concert goers were girls, and many of the girls were primary school age.

One of the first victims identified was Saffie Rose Roussos, only eight years old. There will be others. As I write, the death toll is 22 with an additional 59 hospitalized, many of whom have suffered the grievous injuries experienced on the battlefield of war.

As word of the bombing spread, social media platforms used by ISIS and other jihadist groups erupted with celebration. An investigation is underway of one Twitter account that posted a threat on Manchester four hours before the attack. Today all across Britain schools are receiving threats that jihadists are coming to “behead your children.”

Who Did It?

The bomber was Salmon Abedi. His inspiration was Islamism. His victims, according to ISIS statements, were “crusaders” who deserved to die.

Abedi was another “known wolf” meaning that British authorities were aware of his extremism. That “awareness” did not prevent him from sending nuts and bolts propelled by the explosion into the flesh of children’s arms – the same arms that hugged their parents the very day they were murdered.

British authorities are tracking 3,500 known wolves – largely young Islamic men who are suspected of posing a threat. Every European nation faces similar challenges. Belgium, population only 12 million, the center of Europe’s flabby thinking about good and evil, is tracking 18,000 of them. Have you noticed that the only places that appear somewhat immune to this death cult are countries such as Hungary and Poland that have avoided the heavy immigration, legal and illegal, from the Muslim world?

Killing Children Is What They Do

Commentators are suggesting this is a new low for the jihadists. It isn’t. In Beslan, Russia in 2004 Chechen Islamists seized a school, taking more than 1,000 people hostage, including 777 children. After a three-day siege, 330 people were killed including 186 children. Many of the children had been sexually assaulted.

Boko Haram in Nigeria took hundreds of Christian girls hostage in 2014. They were forced to convert to Islam or die. They were passed out to the Haram “warriors” to use as they desired. The then-first lady of the U.S. helped lead a social media campaign, #BringBackOurGirls. Boko Haram was not impressed or deterred.

In the last Gaza war Hamas dug scores of tunnels into Israel to allow hundreds of jihadists to surface in civilian neighborhoods. One such tunnel opened into an Israeli kindergarten. Hamas intended to massacre the children or take them hostage back to Gaza. Most of the American media ignored the story – they were too busy suggesting Israel was committing war crimes.

September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was asked by U.S. interrogators how he could justify intentionally killing women and children. He cited his understanding of the Koran as his reason. He wanted to kill little “infidel” boys so they wouldn’t grow up to be soldiers. He wanted to kill our little girls before they could bring more “crusader” babies into the world.

The Disgusting Pattern

They kill us any way possible. They run us down in our streets. They gun down or blow up our children enjoying the innocence of young life. They stab and hack and behead. We weep. Flowers pile up at the scenes of the carnage. Songs are sung. The Islamism apologists leap into action. We are warned not to draw any broad conclusions.

Politicians tell us there is little that can be done. What they mean is there is little that they have the courage to do. Europe has been following this pattern for years. So has the United States. President Trump and Vice President Pence are making it clear that a new day has dawned. God give them the strength to do what needs to be done.

End of Day Report

Monday, May 22, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Trump’s Message: America’s Back

Yesterday in Saudi Arabia and today in Israel, President Trump delivered a simple message: the days of America “leading from behind” are over.

President Trump campaigned on making America great again and putting America first. The entire Washington establishment, including sizable portions of the GOP, wrongly concluded that this meant he was an isolationist. Yet there he was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia speaking to leaders of 50 Sunni Islamic nations. And what a speech it was – no apologies, no Obama faculty lounge rhetoric, no nonsense. Don’t miss the messages he was sending including these:

  • He regularly referred to Islamist terror. Our dishonest media is crowing that he never said Islamic terror. (Wrong: he actually did say it a couple of times.) But Islamist is preferable because it is widely understood to mean those Muslims who will use all means necessary to impose Islamic law. Trump called them out! And he directly labeled Hezbollah and Hamas terrorist groups.
  • He challenged the 50 leaders to confront the Islamists. He said: “A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out. DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship. DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities. DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH.” Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Kerry must be hyperventilating to hear this clarion call.
  • For eight years the Obama Administration said little and did even less to counter the growing persecution of Christians in the Muslim world. Trump addressed the issue directly by saying we must stand “together against the murder of innocent Muslims, the oppression of women, the persecution of Jews, and the slaughter of Christians.”
  • And to the Islamist jihadists he had this message: “Barbarism will deliver you no glory – piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief and your soul will be condemned.” Amen!

    The Message To Iran

    For eight years Obama/Clinton/Kerry colluded with the Iranians. Yes, you read that correctly. We are on a wild goose chase trying to find non-existent evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. But staring us right in the face is the overwhelming evidence that Obama colluded with the mullahs. His administration held secret negotiations, refused to let the Senate vote on an Iranian deal, gave Iran billions of dollars (some of it delivered in secret in cash in the middle of the night), released Iranian operatives from jail, the list goes on and on. That collusion is over. Here is Trump’s indictment of Iran’s mullahs:

    “. . . a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.” And then he reached out to the Iranian people when he said we must “pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve.”

    These words were spoken as Iran was announcing the results of another sham presidential election in which Hassan Rouhani was re-elected. Our media call him a moderate, but under his leadership Iran has oppressed its own people while spreading terror and violence throughout the Middle East and promising a second Holocaust.

    Trump At The Wall

    Today President Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel’s most holy site. He came here after visiting the Holy Sepulchre believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion of Christ.

    Again a powerful message was being sent. In the closing weeks of the Obama Administration, the U.S. allowed the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution asserting that Israel’s presence in Jerusalem was essentially illegitimate. Of course Jerusalem was the capital of the Jewish people long before the countries passing the resolution even existed.

    Trump at the Wall was the unmistakable response to that outrageous U.N. vote on that dark day. It is my hope that the president will place our embassy in Jerusalem as soon as possible.

 

End Of Day Report

Friday, May 19, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

“Slow Motion Coup”

Last night, Tucker Carlson and Professor Victor Hanson Davis discussed the bizarre state of our union and the deep state efforts to delegitimize President Trump. Here’s how Professor Davis described the left’s assault against the Trump Administration:

“What we’re seeing here . . . is sort of historically a slow motion coup, where you have a nexus of celebrities, academics, the Democratic and progressive parties, and then you have the media. And they feel they can delegitimize the president with a thousand nicks.

“None of them is significant in themselves, but they coalesce to build to a narrative that Trump is inexperienced, that he’s uncouth, that he’s crude, that he’s reckless. And each day the point is to drive his popularity down one half a point, one point until he can’t function in Congress because purple state congressional representatives don’t want to take the risk to further his initiatives.”
Professor Davis is exactly right. And that is precisely the point I made in Wednesday’s report when I wrote that the “resistance” was all about stopping Trump’s conservative agenda.

We Must Fight!

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich has an excellent column today that I urge everyone to read. Here’s a brief excerpt:

“We are today in a one-sided cultural civil war. The Left has picked the battlefield and defined the terms of engagement. If conservatives respond to this aggressive, sometimes violent hostility from the Left with confusion, uncertainty, and appeasement, we are guaranteed to lose the struggle to drain the swamp and reform Washington.

“Further, surrendering will destroy America as we know it. Far from making America great again, we will have yielded our country to left-wing thugs, liars, and intimidators.

“Those of us who truly want to make America great again have one choice: Fight.”
Newt is right! That is the message I am desperately trying to get our friends on Capitol Hill to understand. In fact, I said it to one top congressional leader last night.

All the negative media is intended to cow weak-kneed Republicans and demoralize conservative activists. And the media coverage is bad — REALLY BAD. According to a new Harvard study, more than 90% of the news coverage of the Trump Administration by the big three networks has been negative. And, as we know, much of it has been biased and fake.

My good friend Foster Friess highlights an example of this fake news, surprisingly from the Wall Street Journal. A Journal headline yesterday read: “Moscow Bank Aided Trump Partner’s Deal.” But when you read the story, you discover that there is virtually no connection to Donald Trump at all.

What the GOP leadership doesn’t fully appreciate is that when grassroots conservatives see such a lack of passion from their so-called “leaders,” when they don’t see any pushback against the aggressiveness of the left, the demoralization only gets worse.

Why should Tea Party and pro-life activists give their blood, sweat, tears and hard-earned money for a party establishment that won’t fight for their values?

I can tell it is starting to have an effect. I have received a disturbing number of messages this week expressing frustration with the media, frustration with the GOP and asking, “What can we do?”

We must pray for strength and wisdom for those seeking to defend our values and we must act!

Find one friend or family member — perhaps an adult child — who is on the fence, undecided politically, and bring them our way. Don’t let them fall for fake news. Share these reports with them. Encourage them to speak out. (Don’t waste time on die-hard liberals.)

A recent poll found that half of white, working class Americans agreed with the statement: “Things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country.”

You’re not alone, and neither are your friends. They need to know that others agree with them and that there are organizations like ours fighting for their values!

No Evidence

While the left and the media continue to obsess over Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, the fact remains that there is zero evidence for all the hysteria. We’ve made that point before, but we will continue to hammer it home.

Yesterday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, went on CNN and had this exchange with host Wolf Blitzer:

BLITZER: The last time we spoke, Senator, I asked you if you had actually seen evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, and you said to me — and I am quoting you now — you said, ‘Not at this time.’ Has anything changed since we spoke last?

FEINSTEIN: Well, no — no, it hasn’t. . .

BLITZER: But, I just want to be precise, Senator. . . You have had access from the Intelligence Committee, from the Judiciary Committee, all of the access you have had to very sensitive information, so far you have not seen any evidence of collusion, is that right?

FEINSTEIN: Well. . . There are all kinds of rumors around, there are newspaper stories, but that’s not necessarily evidence.
Even Maxine Waters, who has been beating the impeachment drum for weeks, had to concede on MSNBC yesterday that there is no evidence of collusion. Yet the left continues to embrace this delusion.

New Director?

The rumor mill is buzzing that President Trump may select former Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman to lead the FBI. Lieberman could be a distraction, with Trump really considering someone else.

But what I found amusing is that Obama era Democrats are so unhinged they won’t even consider one of their former colleagues as FBI Director. This ain’t your father’s Democrat Party!

Encouraging News

  • Remember Ahmed Mohamed, aka “Clock boy”? He was the Muslim student who allegedly built a clock that looked a lot like bomb and took it to school. After school officials called the police, his father called the media. Barack Obama invited the family to the White House. Then they sued the school for discrimination. A federal judge has reportedly dismissed the entire case.
  • Last week an appeals court in Kentucky upheld the rights of a small business owner to refuse to print t-shirts promoting “gay pride.” A rare win for religious liberty in the courtroom, and hopefully the beginning of a new trend.
  • The Trump Administration is rolling back a radical Obamacare regulation that could force religious doctors and hospitals to perform sex changes.