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Trump the liberal revealed again

Donald Trump has made his first political endorsement, and in doing so decided to throw his support to the moderate Republican in a tight North Carolina Republican primary race.

Donald Trump has inserted himself into one of the most contentious House primaries in the country this weekend, endorsing GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers in her member-versus-member race in North Carolina. Trump makes a personal appeal to voters to back Ellmers in a robocall released Saturday. She was “the first congresswoman to endorse me and she really was terrific and boy, is she a fighter,” Trump says in the call. It is the first time this election that Trump has picked sides in a congressional race. ….

Ellmers faces fellow GOP Rep. George Holding and two-time Senate candidate Greg Brannon in a June 7 Republican primary for a new district. Court-ordered redistricting drew Ellmers and Holding into the same territory outside Raleigh earlier this year, guaranteeing that at least one incumbent will lose in Tuesday’s primary.

Powerful conservative groups like Americans for Prosperity and the Club for Growth have been working against Ellmers for weeks, running critical television and digital ads and sending canvassers door-to-door. Ellmers has also lost favor with anti-abortions groups that once backed her.

Ellmers first won her seat running as a tea party conservative. When she got in office however she became very much a moderate RINO, working with Democrats and the moderate Republican leadership to stymie conservative budget efforts. That Trump supports her once again illustrates his political position, and is a reason not to back her. To protect us from Trump’s liberal Democratic leanings we need as many conservatives in Congress as possible.

Let me add that Trump’s support here of a moderate Republican is actually provides a reason to support him in the presidential election. Though he is a liberal Democrat at heart, he is an old-fashioned liberal Democrat, not a modern leftwing ideological radical communist/socialist we now find dominating the Democratic Party. His endorsement of Ellmers here illustrates this.

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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 

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6 comments

  • Cotour

    Anything to become empowered by the people.

  • ken anthony

    Trump is going to need allies in congress. Why not endorse someone that has endorsed him? The way some talk about Trump I expected her to be some kind of flaming liberal rather than just a squishy republican.

    A lot of ‘tea party’ republicans have been a disappointment. Ya see, there’s this new thing… politicians lie.

    Let’s stop blaming the left and put the blame where it belongs, a right that is afraid of bad press. The left is what it is, but they are (so far) a minority if the right would develop some back bone. Trump’s support comes from those that see him battling the media and don’t care if he’s vulgar as long as he fights. Ideology means nothing if you’re a loser.

  • Tian

    DJT is no JFK, but…

    Can we agree that since the last “old-fashioned” liberal democrat cast a vote (Donald has voted Republican in the recent decade), American society has, as a whole, ideologically shifted to the left? Where the middle-of-the-road is now Mr. Trump.

  • “Can we agree that since the last “old-fashioned” liberal democrat cast a vote (Donald has voted Republican in the recent decade), American society has, as a whole, ideologically shifted to the left?”

    No, I do not agree with this statement. The facts suggest otherwise. The 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, in which conservatives took Congress and most of the state legislatures, suggests that the shift has been to the right. Ted Cruz’s success also suggests this. And in fact, Trump’s switch from Democrat to Republican suggests this as well.

    What has happened is that the left has become more extreme and open about its radical agenda. Because they have a stranglehold on the academic and mainstream intellectual community, they can make it appear that they are dominating, but I think that appearance is very superficial.

  • PeterF

    Trump will negotiate with anyone… Obviously, he made a deal.

  • Cotour

    Related:

    Read below and understand the extreme connection between Hillary Clinton, Goldman Sachs and the internationalist / Bilderberg movement that threatens America’s sovereignty and the American Constitution.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/bilderberg-2016-we-can-expect-desperate-lobbying-against-brexit-big-business-1563898

    Now read how deep the connection (read claws of power) are buried deep into Hillary’s soul through Goldman Sachs. This has been carefully engineered by Goldman and its CEO and Hillary and Bill are both very much on board with the agenda, bought and paid for.

    “Goldman Sachs has two senior representatives on Bilderberg’s steering committee: James A. Johnson, a board member of the bank, and Robert Zoellick, the chairman of Goldman Sachs’ board of international advisors. We know from Charity Commission accounts that Goldman Sachs, along with BP, is one of the key funders of the group, and we also know that they’ve been pumping “a substantial six-figure sum” into the Remain campaign. And Goldman Sachs doesn’t spend money lightly. The Remain campaign is clearly close to whatever they have instead of a heart.”

    From another article: ” The decision for Blankfein to invest in Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law’s company is just one of many ways Goldman Sachs has used its wealth to forge a tight bond with the Clinton family. The company paid Hillary Clinton $675,000 in personal speaking fees, paid Bill Clinton $1,550,000 in personal speaking fees, and donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. At a time when Goldman Sachs directly lobbied Hillary Clinton’s State Department, the company routinely partnered with the Clinton Foundation for events, even convening a donor meeting for the foundation at the Goldman Sachs headquarters in Manhattan.”

    Understand where America is going unless we all work together to stop it together in this next election.

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