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Alabama voters aren’t Trump’s sheep

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Alabama is a state where Trump won by 28 points over Hillary. There are a lot of Alabama jokes and stereotypes out there all trying to make Alabamans seem like toothless, uneducated, hillbillies who, if white, are racist. This stereotype is often how the elitists on the left view Trump voters. However, the primary to replace Jeff Sessions shows the Alabamans are unwilling to follow Trump in an instance where he intervenes. Trump endorsed Luthor Strange for Alabama’s primary. Strange was the appointed replacement for Sessions in order to keep his seat warm for the special election. In a three-way race, Judge Roy Moore came out on top with Strange in second. With Moore not reaching a majority, there will be a runoff. Congressman Mo Brooks will not be on the nomination in the second round.

Strange coming in second shows that Trump’s endorsement had a limited impact. The Alabamans had two anti-establishment candidates, Moore and Brooks(although his lengthy tenure in the House says otherwise.) Strange was endorsed and supported by Mitch McConnell, a republican poster child for the establishment. Trump’s endorsement failed to outshine the bold character of Roy Moore. The runoff election would be more interesting had Moore come in second to Strange. But as it stands now, Moore has more support than Strange, and Trump can’t change that. While Moore hadn’t shown his establishment colors all that much, the backing of Mitch McConnell was a red flag to many voters. This means that many Alabamans aren’t willing to trust an establishment candidate just because Trump says so.

Moving forward, expect the votes from third place contender, Mo Brooks, to flock to Moore. Brooks is a Trump supporter and strong advocate for repealing Obamacare. Much of his support came from his House district, anyway. Brook’s stronger stances would indicate his supporters would more likely support Moore than Strange. Luthor Strange has an uphill battle coming up. Trump’s endorsement simply isn’t meaningful enough. Moore is a stronger candidate that is well-known and well-loved among Alabaman conservatives. Trump’s influence wasn’t enough to dissuade voters the first time and likely won’t be the second time. Mitch McConnell’s endorsement is a campaign poison Trump couldn’t remedy. While Trump has campaigned well in Alabama, it appears voters are refusing to blindly support Trump. It appears that voters are sticking to small government conservative principles even when Trump sides with the establishment. The people of Alabama are choosing a fiery disruptive former judge rather than the business as usual candidate. The people of Alabama are voting based on their values and Trump isn’t changing that.

Bio: Christian. Married. Aspiring entrepreneur. Operator of Startup Christ, a website intending to promote Christian businesses.

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Dr. Michael Brown on Donald Trump fulfilling Bible prophecy with Jerusalem announcement

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Dr Michael Brown on Donald Trump fulfilling Bible prophecy with Jerusalem announcement

Many in the Jewish world believe that Jerusalem must be united and a Third Temple built before the Messiah can come. Christians have a similar interpretation of prophecy, except that it pertains to the 2nd coming of the Messiah. Dr. Michael Brown has perspectives on both ideas as a Messianic Jewish believer in Jesus Christ.

In this video, he discusses whether or not President Trump announcing recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel fulfills Bible prophecy. Spoiler: He doesn’t know, but he points to those who believe so. He also points out the hypocrisy of Muslim leaders attacking Jews in Israel for what a gentile in the United States announced.

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Inside the Mitch McConnell circus

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Inside tMitch McConnell circus

The sad thing is, it is truly a circus.  The grassroots want Mitch McConnell out of the Senate, and he is telling loud and clear that the answer is No.  It’s no different than the “mouse” trying to get the “wolf’ in their place and make a break for it.  Hey, it’s simply just cold outside you know.

There is a group of conservatives that will always protest the likes of McConnell and they were around when Hoover, Ford, and Bush 41 screwed things up.  There just simply is not enough of them.  For real change to happen all Republicans must unite with the good guys and gals that work hard to do what is right, and winning elections regardless is not one of them.

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King Mitch is the star of the stupidest show on Earth

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/king-mitch-is-the-star-of-the-stupidest-show-on-earthWhat a circus! Everything to tantalize the senses from hearing the pompous moralites, to witnessing a Goldman Sachs carnival barker, to smelling the odor coming from the trunk-to-tail-linked highest echelons of the Republican Party. Listen to that calliope play!

And sex? We got it. Anything you want, allegations abound, and we can spend months talking about it, putting everyone’s focus on it, tweeting hot takes about it — all to make the race a sideshow about who is more moral and ethical. Because that’s how you put on the stupidest show on earth.

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy eyeing 2020 with Puerto Rico visit

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy eyeing 2020 with Puerto Rico visit

The newly-elected, progressive Governor of New Jersey (ex-Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy) is already eyeing 2020.

Murphy led a delegation yesterday to visit Puerto Rico, three months after Hurricane Maria. Digging further, a press release listed an extensive delegation including some curious choices, like appointed health officials from small towns with heavy Spanish-speaking (though not necessarily Puerto Rican-heavy) populations. It also includes the head of a leading Northeastern utility, PSE&G.

Last I checked, PSE&G has absolutely no business in Puerto Rico.

Ostensibly, this is for “relief efforts.” But no source document I could find, including that mentions actual relief efforts. No mention of what’s being brought down there. I suspect that’s because they probably aren’t bringing any relief supplies, no medicine, no equipment. Nothing. It’s just meetings, optics, maybe “fact finding.”

It should be obvious what’s really going on here.

Mainland public officials are going to Puerto Rico to recruit people — Puerto Ricans are birthright American citizens, have been since 1917 — to move to the mainland.

Upon arrival, those Puerto Ricans can legally claim “domicile” and register to vote (that is, if they were citizens to begin with) within any of our 50 states.

But Murphy’s team is looking to pack his state — a deep blue New Jersey which went for Hillary by a 55%-42% margin last year — and other likely settlement destinations (count on them also being blue states) with even more likely Democratic voters.

Murphy just got elected by a double-digit margin in New Jersey, ending eight years of term-limited and integrity-limited Republican Chris Christie’s bad beach manners. He does not take office until January 16, 2018.

Murphy does not need more help in re-election.

This is about the next presidential election.

The progressives are already packing the voter rolls.

But this trip is, very likely, using public funds, whether from Murphy’s transition budget or elsewhere. Given New Jersey’s legendary and current budget problems,

Call this what it is: A taxpayer-funded, Democratic voter-registration drive.

This guy is running for President. He’s already working on votes.

And bet that his delegation is recruiting Puerto Ricans to move to the mainland. Of course, those Puerto Ricans — already citizens — would become eligible to vote in the next Presidential election.

How that use of taxpayer money is legally suspect. These expenditures are subjects that are within the jurisdiction of the Justice Department (which has used its discretion to investigate matters of far less potential impact) to inquire.

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