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Newsmax

Trump and the Dawn of a New Era – By G. Heath King, Ph.D.

At the time of the first Republican debate in early August of 2015, when Jeb Bush still enjoyed preeminence in the polls, I said in a national interview on Newsmax TV, “Trump has rung the bell that awakened a nation in slumber.” I had cited a central insight from George Orwell’s essay, “Politics and the English Language,” “The real enemy of clear language is insincerity”.

That the resonance of sincerity is the key to Trump’s unparalleled ascent is clear from a survey taken after his landslide victory in the New Hampshire primary winning every region and county: The quality that mattered to voters the most was honesty and trustworthiness.

Something unprecedented in contemporary American politics had taken place: The manipulative overlay of common discourse, the cumulative stratum of political correctness that had for decades constrained the national psyche in a linguistic straitjacket, had been perforated by an outlier to a degree it had not been since the time of Ronald Reagan.

President Reagan awarded the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a civilian, to two individuals whose work has emerged as prescient in our time. One is the longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer who wrote The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature of Mass Movements (1951), the most important work to date on understanding the psychology of the terrorist. The other is Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power of Positive Thinking (1952) and co-founder with the psychoanalyst Smiley Blanton of the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry. 

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Town Hall

America Or Her – By Liz Crokin

This is the first presidential election in my lifetime that is not about the two candidates or Republican versus Democrat. What a lot of people are missing about this election is that it’s about nationalism versus globalism, anti-establishment versus establishment, ending the unprecedented and widespread level of corruption in the government, restoring law and order in this country and putting American citizens first, not illegal aliens, criminals or refugees. Regardless if you like Donald Trump or not, if he’s not elected our country will be destroyed as we know it. It will turn into a Third World country and the ongoing FBI investigations into Hillary Clinton alone – especially if she’s indicted — will weaken this country, put it into total chaos and jeopardize our national security. I truly believe to the core of my being that this election is one of the greatest battles of good versus evil in history. Whether you like Trump or not, all freedom-loving Americans have a moral obligation to vote for him if you truly believe in doing what’s best for this country and its wonderful citizens.

I’ve worked on two presidential campaigns: Gov. John Kasich’s first presidential run in 1999 and President George W. Bush’s first presidential bid as well. Kasich asked several students and I to spend our summer then to work on his campaign doing grassroots work in Iowa to help him win the Iowa Straw Poll. I was a big fan of Kasich and truly believed in his message. So I gave up my dream job to intern for Bill O’Reilly in New York at Fox News Channel that summer to help Kasich. I spent months making phone calls, planning campaign events and spent many days in my car often for three-plus hours to drive to all over the state of Iowa for his events on my dime. We all worked hard to secure a success for him at the Iowa Straw Poll and made a lot of sacrifices. 

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Town Hall

Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice – By Wayne Grudem

Some of my Christian friends tell me they can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between “the lesser of two evils,” the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate.

As a professor who has taught Christian ethics for 39 years, I think their analysis is incorrect. Now that Trump has won the GOP nomination, I think voting for Trump is a morally good choice.

American citizens need patience with each other in this difficult political season. Close friends are inevitably going to make different decisions about the election. We still need to respect each other and thank God that we live in a democracy with freedom to differ about politics. And we need to keep talking with each other – because democracies function best when thoughtful citizens can calmly and patiently dialog about the reasons for their differences. This is my contribution to that discussion.

A good candidate with flaws

I do not think that voting for Donald Trump is a morally evil choice because there is nothing morally wrong with voting for a flawedcandidate if you think he will do more good for the nation than his opponent. In fact, it is the morally right thing to do.

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Town Hall

An Establishment in Panic – By Pat Buchanan

Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.”

“That’s horrifying,” said Clinton, setting off a chain reaction on the post-debate panels with talking heads falling all over one another in purple-faced anger, outrage and disbelief.

“Disqualifying!” was the cry on Clinton cable.

“Trump Won’t Say If He Will Accept Election Results,” wailed The New York Times. “Trump Won’t Vow to Honor Results,” ran the banner in The Washington Post.

But what do these chattering classes and establishment bulletin boards think the Donald is going to do if he falls short of 270 electoral votes?

Lead a Coxey’s Army on Washington and burn it down as British General Robert Ross did in August 1814, while “Little Jemmy” Madison fled on horseback out the Brookville Road?

What explains the hysteria of the establishment?

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Solari

Campaign Whac-A-Mole – By Catherine Fitts

We are experiencing an unprecedented disgorgement of documentation on the Clintons and various aspects of their enterprises – from the Clinton Foundation to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the Presidency.

It is worth noting that there appears to be a method to the madness. A variety of parties, including Project Veritas, Anonymous, and Wikileaks are systematically targeting Clinton’s key lieutenants. This is the equivalent of taking out the pawns before going in to capture the queen.

First we see DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz taken out by leaks from Wikileaks. It remains to be seen as to whether this info hit cost a DNC staffer his life with a real “hit.”

Wasserman is replaced by CNN political analyst Donna Brazile as Interim Chair who has now been outed for sharing debate questions with Clinton. While CNN has disavowed Brazile, cheating on the debates does not appear to warrant a resignation as Interim Chair. Yet again, the week is young. Needless to say, the present value of Brazile’s future income is nosediving badly as I write this.

Wasserman and Brazile desperately need Clinton to win – otherwise they’re toast.

Project Veritas has outed significant Democratic covert operations – including related PACs overstepping what are supposed to be their legal authorities (marketing influence) and arranging for violent protesters at Trump rallies. By tying the lead covert operator directly to Obama and the White House (45 visits by Robert Creamer to Obama at the White House since 2008), there is no doubt a chill between the campaigns covert operations and the leadership, tying a lot of hands during the last two weeks of campaigning.

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 If You’re Not Voting for Trump, You’re Voting for Hillary – By Joel B. Pollak

In America’s two-party system, you only have two real choices in a presidential election.

I learned that the hard way: when I was 19 years old, deep into left-wing utopianism, I wrote in “Ralph Nader” on my first presidential ballot in 1996. I remember feeling that I wanted my vote to “mean” something; I didn’t want to be another cog in the party machine.

I had wised up by the 2000 election, but many other leftists had not, with the result being that George W. Bush snatched victory from Al Gore.

The NeverTrump faction continues to tell itself that not voting for Donald Trump does not mean voting for Hillary Clinton. This is largely a delusion, and a self-serving one.

It is a delusion because each non-Trump vote is one less vote Clinton must match. And it is self-serving because NeverTrump wants Trump to lose, big. (The primary motives of NeverTrump, especially among pundits, are no longer whatever principles were once at stake, but rather saving face, settling scores and avoiding blame.)

There are some limited geographic circumstances in which the NeverTrump argument might be true: namely, in the deepest red and deepest blue states, where the small number of NeverTrump votes is unlikely to make much of a difference.

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Ann Coulter

My Final Argument For Trump – By Ann Coulter

For every argument the media make against Trump, Hillary’s worse.

(1) Eleven years ago, Trump said on a secretly recorded tape that celebrities can do anything — even grab a woman’s p*ssy.

Hillary, born-again Victorian virgin, campaigns with Beyonce, who performs a duet with the words “curvalicious, p*ssy served delicious.”

Hillary is thrilled to have the support of Madonna — who has publicly offered to give blow jobs to anyone who votes for Hillary. (She’ll even remove her teeth!)

Hillary’s campaign has deployed Miley Cyrus to canvas for her — when Cyrus is not busy inviting men in the audience to reach up and grab her p*ssy. (Video of delicate flower Miley Cyrus in action.)

When Vernon Jordan was asked by CBS’ Mike Wallace what he talked about while golfing with Bill Clinton — aka Hillary’s husband — he answered: “P*ssy.”

Oh, and 11 years before Teddy Kennedy ran for president as the Conscience of the Democratic Party — he killed a girl. After grabbing her p*ssy.

(2) Trump’s a sexual predator!

Hillary’s husband is a well-established rapist, groper and pants-dropper. She’s his fixer.

Unlike the serial predations of her husband, leveled repeatedly throughout the decades, these 11th-hour allegations against Trump are highly suspect, for the timing alone.

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Town Hall

Trump Does The Unthinkable – By Liz Crokin

Donald Trump is a racist, bigot, sexist, xenophobe, anti-Semitic and Islamophobe — did I miss anything? The left and the media launch these hideous kinds of attacks at Trump everyday; yet, nothing could be further from the truth about the real estate mogul. As an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I’ve never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president. Keep in mind, I got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for a living so a scandalous story on the famous billionaire could’ve potentially sold a lot of magazines and would’ve been a “yuge” feather in my cap. Instead, I found that he doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs, he’s a hardworking businessman and totally devoted to his beloved wife and children. On top of that, he’s one of the most generous celebrities in the world with a heart filled with more gold than his $100 million New York penthouse.

In 2004, the first season of “The Apprentice” aired and at that time I worked as an entertainment columnist for the “RedEye Edition of the Chicago Tribune” and as a freelancer for “Us Weekly”. I had a gut feeling that Chicago contestant, Bill Rancic, was going to win the reality show. So I contacted him and covered the hit show the entire season. I managed to score an invite to New York for the show’s grand finale and after-party. This is where I first met Trump …

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