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Losing Traction?

by Jen Green

They’re Moving On

Just ten months after a resounding re-election, Barack Obama is losing his base. The community organizer has his community turning against him. Why? Well, to their credit, there’s only so much hypocrisy the liberal “true believers” can take. Apparently, endless war for no good reason is a bridge too far.

So now, the Moveon.org President has got Moveon.org protesting against him on the moveon.org type TV channel MSNBC. In an ad titled “Not Again,” the group (correctly) points out that the US didn’t intend for “endless” are in Iraq and Afghanistan, but that’s exactly what happened. They understand, like most of us do, but Obama and Congress inexplicably don’t (?) that Syria will more than likely turn out exactly the same. They want viewers to call Congress and demand they vote against the strike.

Moveon.org and Freedomworks on the same page. Weird, huh? And not good for this President.

Apparently, the leftists in Hollywood aren’t too happy, either, although they’re quiet as church mice. The normal anti-war crowd of celebrities who made headlines on a weekly basis during the George W. years are eerily–if not predictably–silent. But really, if you think about it, silent is also not good for Obama. Normally, he’s got at least a handful of the A-listers doing the rounds of pressers, late night shows, or magazine interviews singing his praises and backing whatever his current policy push happens to be.

Not this time.

The Hollywood Reporter was curious about the crickets, so they asked a very blunt veteran liberal actor Ed Asner what the rub was. His honest answer: “”A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama,” he said.

Thank goodness it’s a good reason.

Another good reason might be that there is continued lingering doubt about the origin of the chemical weapon attack. Reports surfaced over the weekend that it was ordered by some of Assad’s army commanders but without his knowledge or orders. Considering this is the latest in a string of “reports” all claiming the origin to be a different one, the international community is still strongly divided on whether the U.S. should take any action.

A Dis-enfranchised Base in Virginia? 

If you’re a fan of Rand Paul, in particular, or constitutional conservatives in general, please listen to this cautionary tale. It’s the sad, sordid story of a champion of liberty, an excellent candidate who has been all but ruined by his relationship with the soul-sucking Republican establishment.

Political Proverb: Friends don’t let friends hire GOP hack political consultants NOR allow them to sit in the seat of RINOs.

Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been a bright and shining political star. He’s got a string of political victories, including beating Obama’s EPA, in court. Earlier this year, he was making all the right kind of headlines, including coming on our show and saying people should be willing to go to jail to keep their principles against unjust laws. Back in 2011, he was the AG on Mike Huckabee’s show asking the GOP Presidential nominees such good questions that folks wanted him to run for president.

When he announced his run for governor of Virginia, conservatives were excited. When it was announced that his opposition would be Terry McAuliffe it seemed it would be a winnable fight, considering all the corruption in his wake.

But as of last week, McAuliffe was sitting at 45% and Cuccinelli at 38% just a little over two months before the election.

How can this be? Well, I have a bit of a theory. What do John McCain 2008, Mitt Romney 2012 and Michele Bachmann 2012 all have in common? Besides losing, they all have the same “political consultant” in common. A former debate coach at Liberty University, he now “consults” on political campaigns. As you can see from the list above, either his advice is pretty bad or his clients are pretty bad at following it. For some reason, the Cuccinelli campaign added him to their team earlier this year. And although correlation does not prove causation, Cuccinelli’s numbers have gone down, his campaign has become less about him and his strong stand on issues and more about McAuliffe’s foibles. From what we can see, and what the number tell us, they’re playing it “safe.”

‘Cuz that always works well. Ask Presidents McCain, Romney, Bachman . . .

And now, who is the campaign asking to headline fundraisers for Cuccinelli? Conservative firebrands Cruz, Lee or Paul? Maybe venerable former Senators like DeMint or West? Or maybe heads of the countries largest Tea Party groups like Freedomworks or the TeaParty.net? Nope. Guess again.

Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.

It’s a bit ironic, actually, since Rubio is a perfect example of what happens when you make a deal with these folks–they chew you up, spit you out, and make you a man without a party. Rubio is tanking in popularity in his own state and now ranks fifth in polls in New Hampshire should he decide to run in 2016. The scamnesty issue has left him completely damaged.

The Virginia governor’s race is crucial for conservatives. Not only is it key for 2016, but it was also a chance for a strong conservative “wacko bird type” to prove viable in a key race. All along we’ve said the establishment was watching closely–because the only people they truly want to beat is their own Republican base.

And unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening right now.

But Let’s End on Some Good News

Every life is a miracle. All of us are made in the image of our Creator and that’s why we fight so hard for the sanctity of all human life, regardless of conception or circumstance.

When she was five months pregnant, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler found out her daughter had a terminal condition called Potter’s Syndrome. She had no kidneys and would die either right at birth or soon after birth. Doctors gave her the option of “terminating,” but she and her husband refused. They started praying and searching for help.

They got it from a doctor at John’s Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. He gave their daughter an experimental treatment. She was born eight weeks ago–and she’s alive and doing extremely well. Her doctors say she should live to a full adult life after she receives a kidney transplant in a year or so.

From what doctor’s know, little Abigail may be the first person to ever survive this condition. And now, because of her parents’ faith and tenacity, other babies with this diagnosis have the hope of a full life.

 

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