Pro-Paul Group Just Unleashed This Fiery Attack Ad. See What It Called Ted Cruz.

The infighting among GOP presidential primary contenders is officially under way. A super PAC supporting Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s candidacy recently released a one-minute ad inspired by over-the-top monster truck rally commercials.

Paid for by America’s Liberty PAC, the video – titled “Sunday. Sunday. Sunday” – initially takes aim at Barack Obama, suggesting Paul “The Rand Man” is prepared to take on Obama “The Email Reader” in “the biggest brawl for liberty of the century.”

At that point, however, Rand’s camp turns the criticism inward to his own party, calling out Obama’s “so-called conservative accomplices,” including “The Capitulating Canadian Ted Cruz.”

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The ad also imagines other events that might attract attendees to the imagined pro-Paul event. The GOP criticism generally focuses on the perception that others in the party are willing to allow the federal government to spy on citizens – a recurring concern for the libertarian-leaning Paul.

“Lindsey Graham tries to read your emails while doing donuts in a 1997 Geo Metro,” the ad boasts, “—while it’s on fire!”

The early campaign ad has attracted some media attention, though it has hardly been all positive. Hot Air described the online spot as “pretty low budget and not particularly innovative or clever.”

Writer Jazz Shaw went on to assert that the intraparty criticism contained in the ad is “great news … for the Democrats and the media mavens who support them.”

Shaw was particularly upset with the Cruz representation.

“Tying Cruz to Barack Obama is bad enough,” the article continued, “but playing into the entire neo-birther nonsense and calling Cruz a Canadian is just the kind of dirty mud slinging [sic] that the media loves [sic] to grab hold of … as long as it’s between Republicans.”

Did Paul’s supporters go too far in criticizing his primary opponents? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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What May Be Hillary’s Biggest Lie So Far Exposed In This Stunning Image

Hillary Clinton claims she wants to be the “champion” of everyday Americans. She says she can relate to their problems because she wasn’t always a member of the top 1 percent of wage earners in America. The Republican Party has put out a chart to illustrate just how relatable her salary is to those of everyday Americans.

Clinton famously said that she and Bill were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001, even as they purchased a $1.7 million dollar home in Chappaqua in well-to-do West Chester County, just north of New York City. Oprah featured Bill giving a tour of the home on her show. The median household income in the town was approximately $160,000 in 2014.

Her husband, as a former president, received a substantial pension, more-or-less equivalent (taking into account inflation) to $200,000 per year. Hillary was also sworn in as a U.S. Senator the month Bill left office, earning more-or-less the equivalent of $190,000. Their combined salaries were already over twice the median household income of their neighbors in Chappaqua, much less in America overall, where it is $52,000.

But the Clintons didn’t just have Bill’s pension and Hillary’s salary to make do with; the speaking fees began rolling in almost immediately. The New York Times reports that the Clintons have now earned $125 million in speaking fees since leaving the White House. Their combined income last year, according to a financial disclosure the candidate was required to file, was $30 million.

The report shows that Mrs. Clinton alone received over $5 million last year from her memoir of her time as secretary of state, Hard Choices.

The Washington Post broke down all the income the couple has made from speeches since 2001, including the fee range each received per speech. From January of 2014 to May of 2015, the couple earned $25 million.

Since Clinton has already made income inequality an issue in the campaign, the Republican Party decided to put together a state-by-state chart of just how many household incomes it would take to equal the Clintons’ earnings of $30 million.

In their former home state of Arkansas, it would take the salaries of 501 households to equal that of Bill and Hillary. In their current home state of New York, it would take 371.5. And, in the first primary state of Iowa, the incomes of 364.6 households would be needed to match the former first couple’s.

Image Credit: Republican National Committee

Image Credit: Republican National Committee – Click here for complete chart.

Bill Clinton was asked earlier this month if he planned to stop taking enormous speaking fees from groups that might create a conflict of interest if his wife should become president, and he said that he would not. The reason why? “I gotta pay the bills,” he responded.

“The Clintons’ claim that staggering amounts of income from paid speaking fees that raise ethical questions and potential conflicts of interest is simply to ‘pay our bills’ shows how out-of-touch they’ve truly become,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

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Judge Roy Moore Just Revealed How This Supreme Court Decision Will ‘Destroy Our Country’

Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore, who already has a reputation of upsetting leftists, recently ruffled a few more feathers by sharing his thoughts on the impact gay marriage will have on the United States. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision regarding whether banning such marriages is unconstitutional, Moore discussed the case’s ramifications in an interview with CNS News.

“What they’re doing is they’re toying with something that’s like dynamite and will destroy our country,” he said of the justices tasked with handing down next month’s ruling.

Moore backed up his assertion that pro-gay activists are seeking to silence opposition by citing several high-profile efforts to do precisely that.

“The agenda of the homosexual movement is to force acceptance of this on everybody,” he declared. “You’ve already seen it in cases involving bakeries and flower shops, chaplains in the Navy, there’s just a lot of things I think are trying to be forced.”

His primary opposition to declaring gay marriage a Constitutional right, he said, “deals with religious liberty.”

In addition to his consistent defense of traditional marriage, Moore has previously attracted criticism for favoring the public display of the Ten Commandments and calling for additional scrutiny of presidential candidates’ residency qualifications in light of Barack Obama’s birth certificate controversy:

Do you think that a florist should be forced to produce a special arrangement for a lesbian wedding against her personal faith? Or the baker being made to make a particular cake decoration celebrating that which he thinks is abhorrent? Or a photographer being forced to attend a lesbian wedding and photograph the event in direct opposition to the religious doctrines of the photographer’s faith? The list goes on. You may never have to deal with the fallout of homosexual marriage. Others are not so lucky. You do seem a little unconcerned about how same sex marriage has and will continue to affect people adversely. If you fail to see the harm, it doesn’t mean it isn’t apparent to others.

Does the redefinition of marriage pose a threat to America? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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White Professor Just Published This List Of ‘Ten Cracka Commandments’ For Whites

In an effort to further the narrative that all whites are inherently privileged and oppressive toward minorities, one Lehigh University professor recently promoted a race-based take on the Ten Commandments. Called the ‘Cracka Commandments,’ visiting assistant religious studies professor Christopher Driscoll posted the list of rules he drafted – along with theater professor Kashi Johnson and rapper Asheru – to apply only to white students.

The document was produced in the aftermath of civil unrest in cities such as Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore, Md., and shortly after Lehigh hosted a hip-hop symposium on campus. Whites are reportedly being encouraged to abide by the rules as what has been dubbed ‘black spring’ – an uprising of black Americans named after 2010’s Arab Spring protests in the Middle East – is poised to bring about additional racially motivated protests across the U.S.

As posted on his blog, Shades of White, Driscoll’s list of commandments reads:

  1. #AllLivesMatter won’t matter until #BlackLivesMatter. This commandment is a litmus test and the greatest commandment.

  2. Always remember that white privilege is real, even if you do not understand it. Use it to convince other people that black lives, including black women’s lives, matter. Show up for protests, write letters to representatives, and start discussions with other white people about black lives mattering.

  3. Always remember that ignorance is real, and is a product of privilege. Treat the ignorant with compassion, but hold them accountable.

  4. Never think that the critique does not apply to you. Just because you were at Barack’s inauguration and your dad was a freedom rider, or because you are the head of your local chapter of GLADD, that does not mean you do not have more work to do on yourself, your family, and your community.

  5. Always remember that it is never a question of if violence, but whose violence are you going to defend. Unjust state-sanctioned and racist violence, or justified resistance; the choice is yours, the choice is ours.

  6. Never tolerate racism from your friends or family. Whether it is coming from your eighteen-year-old friend, your thirty-one-year-old cousin, or your eighty-year-old grandmother, confront it always. Confronting racism does not mean you will lose your friend or family. It means you will help to make them act and think in less racist ways.

  7. You cannot love cultural products without also loving the people who make those products. If you like black art or athletics, that appreciation is an entryway into recognizing that black lives matter.

  8. Never quote black leaders like Dr. King in order to criticize protesters and activists.

  9. Always embrace uncertainty. Life is uncertain; death is certain. Uncertainty promotes life; certainty produces death and destruction.

  10. Never put white fragility ahead of justice. If you are more concerned to argue that you “aren’t racist” than you are with racism or with people dying, you’re priorities are skewed. Do you want justice or comfort?

Reader comments in response to Campus Reform’s article about the list were overwhelmingly critical.

“Christopher Driscoll needs to understand that if black people want to convince everyone that black lives matter then they should focus on the 90+% of black guns deaths by other black people,” one opponent wrote. “Not white privilege and racism.”

Was this professor out of line, or should whites admit they are inherently racist? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: This Criminal Thought He Was Getting Away – Until Police Sent In The SWAT Team

A Texas man was taken into custody Wednesday after evading police for over two hours in a lengthy and sometimes slow car chase.

According to a press release by the Fort Worth Police Department, 42-year-old Jose Gonzales was with his aunt in her white Nissan Altima when she was pulled over by an officer. After Gonzales’ aunt stopped to cooperate, he got in the driver’s seat and began to drive away, leaving her aunt behind.

KDFW pointed out that Gonzales was recently released from prison and has a long criminal history, including convictions of unlawfully carrying a weapon, driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, and aggravated robbery.

The Dallas Morning News Crime Blog sets the scene for the car chase, which lasted from 2 to 4 PM local time Wednesday and at times was as slow as 5 MPH:

The sluggish procession backed up traffic on both sides of I-30 for hours. Even though police tried to block access points to and from the highway, Gonzales managed to escape onto side streets.

Police tried to stop the car with traffic spikes, but after Gonzales drove dangerously close to the officer deploying them, they decided not to try again.

The Fort Worth Police Department’s pursuit policy does not allow officers to pass or block a fleeing vehicle, so they took a patient approach as the car went over curbs and weaved through traffic. But after Gonzales drove the wrong way on an exit ramp and picked up speed, they’d had enough.

Soon thereafter, a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit was deployed onto I-30 and immobilized the vehicle. Gonzales was taken into custody and to a local hospital for injuries. He has been charged with evading arrest/detention of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, both of which are felonies. Other charges could be forthcoming.

h/t: IJ Review

Do you think this guy is a bum? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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