Watch: Sen. Rand Paul Describes What Makes Him Different From Sen. Ted Cruz

Megyn Kelly, Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joined Megyn Kelly on Fox News to explain – in light of Senator Ted Cruz’s announcement for presidency – how he is different from other Republicans,–and namely, more likely to win against Cruz.

“So I spent the last couple of years trying to go places Republicans haven’t gone, and maybe not just throwing out red meat, but actually throwing out something intellectually enticing to people who haven’t been listening to our message before,” Paul said.

“I guess what makes us different is probably our approaches to how we would make the party bigger,” Paul added. “I’m a big believer that you should stand on principle and be true to your principles, but I also think that we should take those principles and try to bring in new people with them.”

Those new people, he argues, are audiences outside the GOP spectrum and located in places like Howard University, the Urban League, NAACP, Ferguson, and Berkeley.

“Ted Cruz is a conservative, but it also goes to winnability, and people will have to make a decision, which is the Republican that can not only excite the base, but can also bring new people into the party without giving up the principles,” Paul said. “I think what you end up needing, … is you do want someone whose a fighter.”

h/t: The Blaze

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Sheriff David Clarke: ‘Shame On’ Hypocrite Dick Durbin For Invoking Race Card With Loretta Lynch

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Outspoken Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News’ Your World to push back against the racially charged rhetoric of Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Durbin just last week accused Republicans of being racist for the delay to hold a confirmation vote on attorney general hopeful Loretta Lynch.

Durbin invoked Rosa Parks and charged Senate Republicans for making Lynch “sit at the back of the bus” while she waited to be approved.

Joining Durbin, Corrine Brown, D-Fla., also played the race card, claiming that “there is hidden racism rampant in the House and the Senate.”

But, rather ironically, Sheriff Clarke points out that Durbin has a track record for voting against black women. During the Bush administration, he opposed Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State and Janice Rogers Brown as a federal judge. He also opposed the Hispanic Alberto Gonzales as attorney general.

Clarke urged Republicans to not play into the hand of Democrats who seek to use the race card because they know how volatile it is.

“People reach for this race card when either they don’t have an intellectual argument in the political fight that’s going on here with Loretta Lynch,” Clarke said. “The other reason they reach for it is because they know people will flee, people will run, and maybe they can get people to act.”

Clarke remarked on Durbin’s Rosa Parks correlation, arguing that had Durbin been driving the bus Parks was to get on that day, “he’d have drove [sic] right by and left her at the bus stop.”

h/t: National Review

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Another Democrat Is Pulling The Race Card Regarding Loretta Lynch

Corrine Brown

Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Fla., joins Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., as another Democrat to pull the racism card on the delay to nominate attorney general hopeful Loretta Lynch.

Durbin took to the Senate floor last week and argued that Republicans are making Lynch “sit in the back of the bus.”

Brown just accused Republicans in both houses of “hidden racism” because they have yet to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general.

“If it look like a duck, walk like a duck, and quack like a duck, it’s a duck,” Brown said during a news conference, one day after Durbin took to the floor. “And it is clear to me that there is hidden racism rampant in the House and the Senate.”

As Western Journalism recently reported, Durbin and Brown’s comments are in stark contrast to the voting when Republicans wanted to nominate Condoleezza Rice for Secretary of State and Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General, both of which Durbin voted down.

Twitter was quick to point out the liberal hypocrisy:

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Rep. Peter King Will ‘Jump Off A Bridge’ If Ted Cruz Gets GOP Nomination

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Ever since Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced he will be running for president in 2016, critics from both sides of the aisle have been lining up to to get their turn at slamming the first-term senator.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., joined Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s Situation Room to discuss comments he made regarding Cruz’s announcement. King hit hard and didn’t let up.

“We need intelligent debate in the country. Ted Cruz may be an intelligent person, but he doesn’t carry out an intelligent debate,” King said. “He oversimplifies, he exaggerates and he basically led the Republican Party over the cliff in the fall of 2013.”

“He has shown no qualifications, no legislation being passed, doesn’t provide leadership and he has no real experience,” he added. “So, to me, he is just a guy with a big mouth and no results.”

King argued Cruz would have to undergo a “complete conversion” like that of Saul on his road to Damascus before he could see himself supporting Cruz.

“I hope that day never comes,” King told Blitzer on whether or not he could support Cruz as the Republican Party nominee in 2016. “I will jump off that bridge when we come to it.”

King added that he just might have to run himself, in order to keep “counterfeit” candidates like Cruz and Rand Paul from “hijacking the nomination.”

The news of King’s possible jump made Twitter abuzz:

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Prominent Islam Critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islam Is ‘Not A Religion Of Peace’

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

For months, the mainstream media has been downplaying the influence of Islam in the radical Islamic terrorist attacks the world has seen, with ISIS tearing a bloody swath through the Middle East. President Obama seeks to distance the religion of Islam from the violent extremism because “ISIS are desperate for legitimacy.”

One woman set out to change all of that.

Author and founder of the AHA Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali joined Martha Raddatz on ABC’s This Week and talked about reforming Islam, arguing that it is “not a religion of peace.”

A former Muslim herself having experienced genital mutilation and narrowly escaping an arranged marriage, Hirsi Ali argues that more Muslims, especially the group of peaceful Muslims – who she calls “Mecca Muslims” – should be open to a reform of the religion.

Raddatz questioned Hirsi Ali’s leadership in a potential reformation because she is “no longer a believer anymore.”

Hirsi Ali argued that true change wouldn’t come from the clerics of the religion. It would instead come from the heretics, such as herself.

“Day in, day out, in the name of Islam, people are killed and most victims are Muslims,” Hirsi Ali said in response to Raddatz questioning if her words would incite people to be ‘anti-Muslim.’ “It is now time to look at and reform the religion of Islam so that we get to a place where we have peace.”

h/t: Mediate

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