Did The Big-Spending Koch Bros Just Drop A HUGE Clue That Could Signal A GOP Game Change?

There’s no doubt that big money will play a big part in the 2016 presidential election. With Hillary Clinton and her Democrat support groups and political action committees planning to raise something like $2.5 billion in the former secretary of state’s quest for the White House, the Republicans certainly need their deep-pocket donors to step up. And among those with the dollars to make a difference in the election, few are more significant or sought-after than the Koch brothers.

The billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch — the targets of frequent and vicious attacks by the Left, including Sen. Harry Reid — are highly influential in Republican politics, largely because of their generous financial donations to conservative candidates. As The New York Times reports: “Few donors have been courted as aggressively as the Kochs, whose network of political nonprofits, ‘super PACs’ and like-minded donors plans to spend almost $900 million over the next two years advancing conservative candidates and policies.”

So, when a Koch talks, people listen. And that’s exactly what happened Monday in Manhattan, when David Koch dropped what some are calling a huge clue about the GOP contender he and his brother would like to see secure the party’s nomination and go on to win the presidency. The Times article reports on what David Koch told the crowd at a fund-raiser for the New York State Republican Party, where the apparent Koch favorite, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, had spoken earlier in the evening:

“’When the primaries are over and Scott Walker gets the nomination,’ Mr. Koch told the crowd, the billionaire brothers would support him, according to a spokeswoman. The remark drew laughter and applause from the audience of fellow donors and Republican activists….”

Though Mr. Koch was reportedly explicit in denying that he was endorsing Walker, he described the governor as “terrific.” A Koch spokesperson indicated to the Times that the big-spending brothers would remain officially neutral during the primary campaign.

Still, as the article makes clear, major players in the GOP presidential field, including Ted Cruz and Chris Christie, have made a point of seeking private meetings with the Kochs. A certain Kentucky senator also made sure his praise for the Kochs was very public.

“Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky wrote an opinion article for Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ issue last week, praising the two men for their ‘passion for freedom and their commitment to ideas.’”

Given what the Kochs and their political associates reportedly spent during the 2014 election cycle, according to a post on National Journal, it’s no wonder GOP hopefuls are making every effort to be on the brothers radar.

“The two groups at the heart of the Koch brothers’ political network spent a combined $100 million on competitive races in 2014, spokesmen for the organizations tell National Journal.”

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Don’t Put Your Hope In ‘Conservatives’

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” –President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Conservatives are continuing on in their venture of shamelessness and stupidity, debating over the next presidential nominees that have been handpicked. Furthermore, in many cases, their records have proven them to be corrupt and ineligible.

Yet, all of this is overlooked by those who should know better. They go on as if to ignore the crimes that have been committed or as if it is the norm for representatives to violate their own oaths and transgress the law.

I ask you: are the conservatives talking about bringing Hilary Clinton to justice? Or are they talking about her chances of becoming the first woman president?

Are they talking about Marco Rubio and his ineligibility? Or are they talking about his chances of becoming the President of the United States? (Article 2, Section 1 The Constitution of the United States)

How about Jeb Bush? There is no difference between him and what America is complaining about concerning the current administration.

Or what of Rand Paul, the libertarian (without regard to the law), who wants to appease both the sodomites who want to marry along with supporters of traditional marriage?

Rand seems to believe that man created government and that he has a right to erect a government in his own image.

It is as if The Lord is saying to America, “You set up Kings, but not by Me” (Hosea 8:4).

The conservatives get the American people talking about the wrong issues; then, they get the same results. All the while, the American people are trying to figure out why they are confused (Daniel 9:7). This process is insanity: doing the same things and getting the same results – while expecting different results (Hosea 8:7).

These are the same people who have helped turn America’s glory into shame because they have left off knowledge and common sense.

Do you want resolve? Well, desperate times call for desperate measures. Bring forth judgment (Amos 5:24)!

For those who realize that this current, criminal administration has done nothing but bring disease, disgrace, lies and deceit, racial division, hatred, huckstering, socialism, poverty, world embarrassment, an illegal healthcare system, tyranny, and economic downfall to this country, also realize that the only remedy for corruption is justice (Psalm 94:16).

America needs to realize that across this nation, we are all saying the same things because we are all rooted in the same principles (Hosea 4).

Shut the mainstream programming off, especially the conservatives; for they, along with their viewers, are responsible for painting America into a corner.

But, some may ask, “Why should I care anymore? There is no hope.” (Jeremiah 18:12)

Yes, there is. The hope is found in what you do with the truth that has been given to you (Colossians 1:27). Do all that you can do, and leave the results up to God. But you first have to do.

There is a story told of a mule that fell into a well. As it sat in the pit of that well, it whined and whined until it could whine no more. During that time, one of the farmers heard the mule, came over, and noticed that it fell into that well and knew that if he did not get it out, it would soon die. So, the farmer gathered some of the local farmers to see how they could get the mule out. Without any lengthy debate, they just decided to leave that mule to die in the pit of that well. It was worthless, or so they thought. Each of the farmers went back to their farms to get their shovels, headed over to the well, and started to scoop the dirt to bury the mule.

Each scoop of dirt that was thrown into the well would land on the back of the mule. In desperation, with each scoop of dirt that was meant to bury him, he would simply shake it off and use the dirt that fell from his back as a stepping stone to trot right out of that hole that they meant to bury him in.

To those who are shaking it off and are in the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12; James 2:18), to those who are bringing forth a labor of love (1 Thessalonians 1:3), to those who are bringing forth Judgment to establish righteousness (Isaiah 26: 9), and have come to the realization that we are overcoming this world (1 John 5:4) and are made more than conquerors through Him that loved us (Romans 8:37) and continue to stand in this warfare (Ephesians 6:12), I salute you.

Remember, God does not need a majority to prevail–just an obedient minority (1 Corinthians 1:29).

God is willing to give to His church what they are willing to fight for.

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

Here’s The BOMBSHELL Book That Could Blow Hillary’s Campaign Out Of The Water

Recently declared GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul has been hinting for a while now that a new book would drop bombshell accusations on the Clinton campaign — revelations so explosive and so damaging that they could blow a huge hole in Hillary’s nascent run for the White House, if not sink it altogether. As The New York Times describes it: “The book does not hit shelves until May 5, but already the Republican Rand Paul has called its findings ‘big news’ that will ‘shock people’ and make voters ‘question’ the candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

The as-yet-unreleased book whose advanced word is already causing huge waves in many media circles is Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, by Peter Schweizer. You may recall that Schweizer is the best-selling author of such hard-hitting political zingers as Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets and Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison.

The latest Schweizer exposé, as described by the Times, details what the author characterizes as a self-serving “pay to play” racket set up by Bill and Hillary Clinton involving their foundation and her influence while secretary of state. The Times articles calls Clinton Cash “the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.” It reportedly describes the same sort of allegedly illicit activities that resulted in Democrat Sen. Robert Menedez recently being indicted for corruption in office.

A number of media outlets, including Fox News, are readying in-depth reports on Schweizer’s findings for the coming weeks. The New York Times — which has aggressively and repeatedly gone after Hillary Clinton for her questionable use of a personal, private email account to conduct official government business — is once again taking a lead position among liberal media in exposing Mrs. Clinton’s perceived political vulnerabilities.

The revelations in Clinton Cash, notes the Times article, are being downplayed by Clinton campaign operatives trying to dismiss the new 186-page investigation of donations by foreign entities to the Clinton Foundation as just another “conservative hit job.”

“The book, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, asserts that foreign entities who made payments to the Clinton Foundation and to Mr. Clinton through high speaking fees received favors from Mrs. Clinton’s State Department in return.”

Because Mrs. Clinton seems to be able to dodge, shed, and inoculate herself against scandals that would likely bring down many other politicians, it will certainly be interesting to see if this latest round of disclosures and the intense media attention paid to them will actually resonate with Democrat voters who tend to overlook virtually all criticism of Hillary.

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Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton, Why Don’t You Raise Money From Countries That Don’t Stone Women?

Newly announced presidential candidate Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke out against leading Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton at the Susan B. Anthony List Summit on Thursday. He called out the media for staying silent about the foreign donations the Clinton Foundation has received from countries that stone women.

Clinton, the self-projected women’s rights candidate, is taking in donations from countries like Saudi Arabia and Brunei that beat and stone women accused of committing adultery – even if they are falsely accused.

“A woman was raped by seven men in Saudi Arabia,” Paul said. “You know what they did to the woman? Arrested her and gave her 90 lashes. And Hillary Clinton is going to accept their money.”

Paul argued that you won’t see any tough questions directed at Hillary Clinton nor the Democratic Party – because they claim to be the party for women.

“There’s going to be stuff coming out about the Clinton Foundation and their donations from different companies that get special approval by the secretary of state in the next couple of weeks,” Paul said. “Are we going to hear any questions from the media or will it be a lovefest to Hillary Clinton?”

With so many scandals riding Hillary’s coattails, – emails, the aforementioned donations, Benghazi – one could say it’s going to be a long campaign for her.

h/t: DC Gazette

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Jack Welch Enthusiastically Comes Out As ‘Ted Cruz Guy’

As the man credited for leading General Electric to record profitability during his years as chairman and CEO, 79-year-old Jack Welch continues to command attention when he shares an opinion. Recently, he appeared on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto, where he was asked to react to the current crop of presidential hopefuls.

Of the four – three Republicans and one Democrat – who have already announced their candidacy, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is Welch’s obvious favorite.

“Love him,” he said of the Tea Party favorite. “He says what he’s going to do; he does it. He’s highly principled. He’s a guy you can trust.”

The only criticism Welch has of Cruz so far, it seems, is that he comes across as too serious.

“I want Ted Cruz to smile more,” he explained, “because he’s a hell of a good guy.”

Welch went on to explain why he is an early Cruz supporter, noting that America “needs more truth and trust,” attributes he believes Cruz can bring to the White House.

The two other Republicans in the race, Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, received somewhat less glowing recommendations from the retired executive.

Rubio, he said, has an admirable “ability to articulate issues,” though he recognized “some concerns about where he is on immigration and how he feels about it.”

Welch went on to criticize Paul for “the fact that he was one way with the wind on foreign policy and now he’s back the other way.”

He also reacted to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, saying that while he is “not going to vote for her,” it remains her party’s decision regarding “whether she qualifies for the truth and trust issue.”

Do you support Ted Cruz? Sound off in the comments section below.

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