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Michael van der Galien

Michael van der Galien is Editor-in-Chief of Dutch news and opinion website De Dagelijkse Standaard, a freelance journalist and columnist, and a regular contributor to several American websites among which PJ Media He can be contacted at mpfvandergalien@gmail.com.
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Watch This Stellar Video By Ben Shapiro: Can Islamonazi Iran Be Trusted?

Friday, March 27th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

The awesome Ben Shapiro – one of the best young radio talkers in America, and a great writer to boot – has just released another terrific video. The subject? Obama’s negotiations with Iran. The question he tries to answer is: can Islamonazi-in-Chief ayatollah Khamenei be trusted?

Obama believes that you can negotiate with everybody. Something about “smart power” and “smart diplomacy.” There’s just one minor problem with that line of thinking: you can’t. For example, it was a major mistake of the British to negotiate with Hitler; their diplomatic agreements with him actually allowed Hitler to rebuild his army and, later, to invade large parts of Europe. None of that would have happened if Neville Chamberlain had a little something called “a spine.”

Ayatollah Khamenei may not be German, but he’s a nazi nonetheless – an Islamonazi that is. He lets crowds chant “death to America” (and they mean it), he’s busily trying to develop nuclear weapons that will actually enable him to attack Israel and the U.S. and, oh yeah, he’s a believer in a Shiite version of Radical Islam, whose sole aim it is to conquer and dominate the entire world. The only thing he wants to negotiate about is how long it’ll take him to reach his goals, not whether he’ll be able to commit the genocide on all non-believers he dreams of.

Or, as Dr. Evil would say:

So, a question to Obama-supporters who do think you can negotiate in good faith with the ayatollah: have you learned nothing from history? On what do you base your assumption that he can be trusted? On his hatred for America? His support for terrorist organizations everywhere? Or his calls to wipe Israel off the map? Please tell me.

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Must-Watch Bill Whittle Video: Fantastic Idea! Why Not Let 16 Year-Olds Vote?

Friday, March 27th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Bill Whittle is awesome. No. That’s an understatement and too generic. He’s the greatest videoblogging conservative the world has ever seen. Case in point? This hilarious, spot-on and intelligent video about the hardcore Left’s new idea to let 16 year olds vote.

In short: no. Just no. In fact, it could very well be the most horrific idea of the last ten years. Yes, that includes Obamacare and the president’s plans to negotiate with the Islamonazis in Iran.

Whittle says that he considers voting a “civic duty,” but I disagree with that. It’s a civic privilege. We’ve made a major mistake in the West — in both Europe and America — by allowing people who live on the dole to vote. General voting rights — without any requirements except for being a citizen — have enabled the lazy and incompetent to live entirely off of people who actually try to be successful and take care of their families. Considering man’s natural inclination to do as little as possible to get by, it isn’t exactly illogical that most Western countries have become social democracies, if not downright socialist.

Sixteen year olds aren’t capable of taking care of themselves (which is why their parents do it for them). Letting them vote would undoubtedly result in more unaffordable government programs that will, in the years to come, bankrupt the country. I understand Obama and his ilk don’t have a problem with that, but those of us who actually love America beg to differ.

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Time to Party! Leave Your Farewell Message for Harry Reid Here

Friday, March 27th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

So Senator Harry Reid is set to retire. Apparently he wants to enjoy the rest of his life with his wife and children, which won’t be difficult to do since he’s worth an estimated 10 million dollars nowadays. How he did that as a career politician is anyone’s guess, but that’s neither here nor there.

He says he’ll be in the Senate for 22 months more, promising to continue to do as much damage to the country as he can. Apparently, he’s quite proud of that.

Well, I have a slightly different take on the senator’s career. He started out as a supposedly conservative Democrat who was all about fiscal responsibility, but over the years he has (d?)evolved into a liberal hack who’s one of the main reasons that America is currently on the brink of bankruptcy. I can’t wait for this guy to go home and spend “more time” with his family.

Good riddance! Let’s hope he’s privately more principled than he was in the Senate. Because if he isn’t, his wife will have her hands full with him and the many problems he’ll create.

What’s your fare thee well message for Senator Reid? Leave it here, in the comment section.

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‘Important Evidence Found’ in Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz’s Home

Friday, March 27th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

European media report that German authorities have found “importance evidence” in Andreas Lubitz’s home. Lubitz was the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9595, which he purposefully crashed in the French Alps.

Although the German police don’t want to share any details at this moment, they say that the evidence explains why he committed this horrendous mass murder.

In the meantime, it has become clear that Lubitz had serious psychological issues. He was hospitalized in a mental hospital back in 2009. When he was 27 years old, Lubitz apparently suffered from regular panic attacks. He was still being treated by a psychiatrist and had to pass “special psychological tests” by his employer. He received his last treatment only weeks before he purposefully flew the plane into the ground, thereby killing himself and all other 149 people on board.

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Are You Better Off Today Because of Obamacare? Facebook Users Passionately Respond: ‘God No!’

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Our social media manager asked our followers on Facebook whether they are better off today than before Barack Obama took office and, more precisely, passed Obamacare. Their answers leave little room for doubt about the negative effects of this president’s horrendous policies:

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Ah well, Mary’s probably the exception to the rule, isn’t she! After all, Obamacare was supposed to help Americans. It’d improve their health care, without it hurting their jobs. Yup!

Sadly:

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So is there nobody who’s willing to defend Obamacare? Well, there’s this one guy who has to admit that nothing has actually improved, but hey, it may one day!

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So how about you? Are you better off because of Obamacare, or do you agree with 99% of our Facebook followers who say that Obamacare has been “a disaster” for the country and for themselves? Let us know, here in the comment section and on Facebook!

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Beck and O’Reilly Clash: Are Political Parties Outdated?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

On yesterday’s episode of The O’Reilly Factor, Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck clashed with each other about Beck’s statement that he no longer supports the Republican Party. It was an interesting debate, although O’Reilly didn’t appear to grasp Beck’s point about defunding the Republican leadership and supporting individual candidates instead:

Beck’s point is well-taken. Why fund the Republican Party itself if you only support certain conservative candidates — and those candidates are being attacked by their own party’s leaders?

Increasingly, voters try to find candidates they support, not a specific party. Parties played a major role in organizing campaigns on every level (local, state, federal) in the past, but that’s increasingly less the case nowadays. Also, when you donate your hard-earned dollars to a party rather than to an individual, part of your donation ends up helping candidates you don’t support or even actively hurting the ones you do.

Both the Democratic Party and the GOP are “big tents” now, with people who often have conflicting views. See how Elizabeth Warren Democrats think compared to Hillary supporters, or how Cruz supporters think compared to Mitch McConnell and his ilk. They often have opposing — not complementary — goals.

Political parties are outdated, so why not stop supporting them?

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CNN Plays Gotcha: Is Ted Cruz a Hypocrite for Signing Up for Obamacare?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

This is simply pathetic. Watch the video at CNN – it’s clear what they’re trying to do:

The newly announced Republican presidential candidate told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a law he has been on a crusade to kill.

It’s a deeply ironic development for the Texas conservative firebrand, who vaulted to fame during his few years in the Senate in large part by denouncing President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law. He led an effort to defund the law that contributed to the 2013 government shutdown.

“Deeply ironic?” Please explain how, dear liberal hacks at CNN. He explains that he believes in obeying the law even when he disagrees with it. That’s not “ironic,” that’s a man living by his beliefs.

Besides, unlike some in Congress — who exempted themselves from Obama’s horrendous health plan despite having voted for it — he shows that he’s actually willing to live a life similar to that of most Americans. He fights to ease their burden of a horrendous health plan — but as long as they have to live with it, so will he.

It’s not that difficult to comprehend, but CNN’s leftist propagandists are having none of it. It’s way too much fun to “freeze” Cruz, “isolate” him, and “polarize” him. Just like Saul Alinsky taught.

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Mark Levin Blasts Fox News for Attacking Ted Cruz: Do They Want Jeb Bush for President?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

On his radio show yesterday, Mark Levin criticized his “friends from Fox News” for secretly supporting Jeb Bush and attacking real conservative candidates like Ted Cruz:

As you all know I’m a huge fan of the Fox News channel. Particularly certain hosts. But I have to wonder: if Ronald Reagan was running in 1976 starting in ’75 against Gerald Ford, how most of the people at Fox would treat him. Because to my great dismay – as I was preparing for the program, I had my favorite cable network on – and a number of the people were trashing Ted Cruz. Not enough experience, he’s too young, too conservative, needs a bigger tent, he’s down in the polls… These people are neophytes. Neophytes. They’ve never fought in Republican primaries for conservative candidates. They don’t even take the time to learn the history of this country or the Republican Party. And I am convinced that if Reagan were alive today and Gerald Ford were live today, and we were doing a rerun of 1975-1976, Reagan would be trashed all over our favorite cable channel.

He continued:

The question isn’t whether Reagan would be supported by conservatives today – he most assuredly would – the question is whether he’d be supported by several people on our favorite cable channel. And the answer is no.

Levin added that those people probably support Jeb Bush.

The question is, of course: is he right? Well, he followed his criticism up with these Facebook updates:

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And:

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So, yes, every single thing Levin said yesterday is correct. Fox News does indeed oppose Cruz — and any other real conservative candidate like him. The reason is that Fox isn’t conservative, but corporatist. They support candidates who are pro-amnesty (because it supposedly means cheap labor for businesses) and pro-corporate welfare. Cruz isn’t, Jeb is. So it’s a no-brainer for them.

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Tweet Of The Day: Since When Is Following The Constitution A Far Right Position?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

A good question:

Chuck Woolery was quickly answered:

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It’s sad, but all of those answers are right. Believing in the system and rights promoted by the Constitution is now “extreme.” The worst part? We not only have the Obama administration and their lapdogs in the media to thank for that, but establishment Republicans as well.

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The Internet Goes Berserk: Why People’s Heads Are Exploding Over Ted Cruz’s Speech Announcing His Candidacy

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

There’s something interesting going on online. Just go to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ and search for “Ted Cruz,” “#TedCruz2016″ or “Ted Cruz candidate.” Do you notice something?

That’s right, people’s heads are truly exploding.

Many conservative activists are celebrating Cruz’s official announcement that he’ll run for president. They believe he’s just what they and the rest of America need: a principled, small-government conservative who sticks to his guns no matter what.

Popular radio talk show host Mark “The Great One” Levin’s also impressed:

One conservative hero praises another: this tweet basically says it all.

And there’s more – much more:

Cruz truly touched a chord with conservative voters:

See also this tweet:

And this one:

Twitter also seems to be hit by all kinds of (pro-Cruz) memes, most of them focusing on his status as an outsider and rebel:

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Those memes aren’t only extremely popular on Twitter, but also on Facebook, where pro-Cruz groups are exploding; they’re literally adding hundreds if not thousands of people today, who are all happy to show their support for Cruz:

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Glenn Beck’s followers on Facebook are also thrilled, both with Cruz’s speech and his candidacy:

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Meanwhile, progressives have a slightly different take on Cruz’s upcoming announcement. They go all in, some by making jokes at his expense:

Note that they’re not explaining why his political views are wrong — they just attack him personally:

There are also those who are going all-out birther on Cruz:

In fact, birtherism is more popular than ever:

Some even pull out the racist and birther cards at the same time:

See this one, too:

It’s the same on Facebook:

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CNN’s followers are extremely dismissive and even aggressive:

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And:

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The last ones (but I could go on and on):

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Now, it’s perfectly clear why conservative Twitter and Facebook users are so happy. They rightfully believe that he’s one of them and that he could very well be Ronald Reagan’s real successor.

But why are leftists’ heads exploding as well? I’ve got no doubt I know the answer: they fear him. Tremendously even. He is everything they oppose: a true, small-government conservative. And that’s not all; he’s also articulate, has a spine, and is highly educated. On top of all that, he’s one of the few Republican politicians who are able to energize the conservative base. That’s the same group of voters who stayed home in 2012 and 2008, thereby handing the presidency to Obama.

That’s why they’ve started to ridicule and humiliate him, and they’ll undoubtedly continue doing so in the days, weeks and months ahead. It comes straight out of Saul Alinsky’s playbook: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

So, what do you think? Why are progressives responding so aggressively to Ted Cruz’s  announcement? Am I right, do they fear him? Another question: what do you think of Cruz? Many conservative icons have already endorsed him (Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck among others). Are you as excited as they are?

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Why We Should All Celebrate Obamacare’s 5th Anniversary

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

“(Not So) Happy Anniversary, Obamacare!,” writes Ron Fournier for National Journal. He continues: “White House lies sold it. Republican lies soiled it. Most Americans don’t like it.”

On the fifth anniversary of Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act stands as an ugly reflection of today’s political culture: partisan, short-sighted, and flawed.

You’d think that he would then go on to blast it for being the mess it is. But no. Ron adds the following:

—[A]nd yet, better than the alternatives.

Better than the alternative whats exactly? Better than HillaryCare? Perhaps, I don’t know. Both plans were severely flawed and should, therefore, never have been passed. This is government, we’re talking about. It’s serious business. If a plan is “short-sighted and flawed” Congress shouldn’t approve it. End of debate.

Having said all that, I’m still pretty happy with this anniversary. The reason? Nothing has done more to educate Americans about the perils of a federal government run by progressives. They now realize – and no, I’m not just talking about conservatives, but about moderates and even some liberals as well – that big, wasteful programs cause more problems than they solve.

And that’s not all. On top of all that ObamaCare has caused conservatives to finally unite and rally around the flag. In both 2012 and 2014, they were more passionate than ever before; more involved than in a long, long time (at least since the Reagan years). Chances are that’ll spill over into the presidential elections, perhaps enabling a true small-government conservative to win the Republican nomination and the presidency itself.

So yes, let’s wish ObamaCare a happy anniversary. It’s the best thing that happened to promote good governance in decades.

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Pay Heed Washington D.C.: This Is Why The Freedom Of Religion Still Matters

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Well, at least Senators Ted Cruz and James Lankford are going to try:

With only three weeks remaining for Congress to overturn two Washington, D.C., laws that violate the religious freedom of Catholic schools and colleges—as well as other religious and pro-life organizations—Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma have done the “right thing” by introducing joint resolutions this week, said The Cardinal Newman Society’s Bob Laird.

Senator Cruz comments:

“The D.C. Council is attempting to force religious institutions to provide services, make employment decisions, or participate in activities that directly violate their faith. No government entity should be able to coerce organizations—whether they be non-profits or religious schools—into funding abortion services or promoting gender policy that is contrary to the organization’s fundamental mission.”

The freedom of religion is at the very core of individual liberty and, therefore, of America’s system. Many believe that the freedom of speech was the foundation, but that’s not true: the acknowledgement of that natural right grew out of the freedom of religion (reading tip: Thomas Hobbes). That’s why it’s so important that the Catholic Church — supported by Cruz and Lankford — wins this battle. You can’t preserve liberty in general when  you abolish the freedom of religion, as dictators very well know. Why do you think Mao Zedong and old Joe Stalin declared war on religious institutions shortly after they seized power?

The result of D.C.’s plans will be catastrophic. This is how tyranny starts — by tearing apart the right of citizens to practice their beliefs. Let’s hope that a miracle happens and the Church triumphs. If she doesn’t, I fear not only for her and D.C., but for America in its entirety.

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Horrific Video: Angry Afghan Mob Brutally Murders, Burns Woman for Burning The Quran

Friday, March 20th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

A warning about this video: the images are truly horrific. I chose to share the video with you nonetheless, because it’s of the importance that everyone understands what we’re up against in the War on Radical Islam.

Radical Islam is bigger than ISIS. We talk about that barbaric organization all the time, but – as this video proves – ISIS was only able to create their Caliphate From Hell because many Muslims in the Middle East share their views.

This war can’t be won by military means alone. We need to make it a theological and cultural battle too.

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Is the Obama Administration Anti-Semitic or Anti-Israel?

Friday, March 20th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

When radio show host Mark Levin appeared on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox news earlier this week, he blasted the Obama administration for being anti-Semitic to its core.

“Mr. Holder, Mr. Obama, let’s have a national discussion about the anti-Semitism that reeks from your administration,” Levin said. Hannity then asked Levin whether he believes that Obama is personally a Jew hater. Levin: “Yes, I do.”

The question is: is he right? The current administration is clearly anti-Israel. Obama’s henchmen worked against Netanyahu, and the president himself vilifies Israel whenever he can. However, Obama’s supporters will argue that you can oppose Israel, while loving Jews! Yes! Truly! “There are even some orthodox Jews who oppose the existence of the Jewish state,” you can hear them say.

Nice try. Sadly, as Levin explained on his radio show yesterday, it isn’t convincing: “If you’re anti-American you’re typically anti-Israel, and if you’re anti-Israel you’re typically anti-Semitic… because they stand for the same thing.” There are some exceptions, but this president isn’t one of them. There is no other way to explain why he’s insulting the thoroughly democratic Netanyahu, while opening up negotiations with the oppressive, dictatorial, homosexuals-murdering thugs in Tehran at the same time.

I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one: Obama hates Jews. It’s that simple.

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This Is Why Weak-Willed Scott Walker Is Not the Right Man for the Job

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

As I explained last week, Republicans need to nominate a warrior if they want to defeat Hillary Clinton next year. The biggest possible mistake they can make is to nominate someone who tries to appease his critics; in short, someone without a spine.

Although Governor Scott Walker made a name for himself standing up to the unions in Wisconsin, it’s now clear that he is too weak-willed to represent the GOP during 2016′s presidential election:

Veteran Republican strategist Liz Mair told The Associated Press that she was leaving Walker’s team just a day after she had been tapped to lead his online communication efforts, citing the distraction created by a series of recent Twitter posts about Iowa’s presidential caucuses.

“The tone of some of my tweets concerning Iowa was at odds with that which Gov. Walker has always encouraged in political discourse,” Mair said in a statement announcing her immediate resignation. “I wish Gov. Walker and his team all the best.”

My colleague Stephen Kruiser put it perfectly yesterday: “Hush [Iowa] and enjoy your awful mandates.” That’s exactly what Walker should’ve said. Mair is an experienced and talented strategist, and he should’ve stood by her no matter what.

Instead, he apparently finds it more important to be liked by everybody (good luck with that, Scott! Guess what: you’re going to be hated by some anyway, and no, not just by Democrats) than to stick to principle, hoping it’ll deliver him a handful of extra votes.

No, no, no. This is not what Republicans need. They need someone with a spine, not a candidate who throws his own people under the bus when it’s convenient.

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Watch This To Discover How We’ll Win the War on Radical Islam

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is one of the men I admire most. When he recently appeared on Glenn Beck’s show he showed, once again, why that’s so:

Courageous Islamic reformers like Dr. Zuhdi Jasser are the reason why I’m convinced that the war on Radical Islam will be won… eventually. Yes, we can bomb ISIS and similar radical organizations back to the Stone Age, but that won’t actually make the problem go away permanently because Islamism has become part of Islamic cultures. It’s an ideological and cultural battle;  you can only win such a war with opposing ideas, not just with bombs.

Jasser has an alternative vision for what Islam can and should be, and understands how to sell his ideas to fellow Muslims. The best part? His interpretation of Islam is loving, caring, compassionate, thoroughly modern and inspiring. His enemies only have hate and death to work with. As history has shown, in the end, liberty, freedom and love always win, especially when the forces for good use media and education to reach as many people as possible. The only bad news is that it may take several decades before Radical Islam is finally destroyed.

Do you agree that Islam can be reformed or have you given up hope for the world’s second largest religion?

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Rupert Murdoch: Republican Border Hawks Talk Nonsense! Is He Right?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch has had enough of Republicans who claim that the U.S. has a problem at its Southern border. See this tweet of his:

Sadly for Murdoch, columnist Michelle Malkin saw his tweet and decided to react to it with a little something called “facts.”

Indeed, nothing to see here, Rupert! Nothing’s going on. Nope. Just a few, I don’t know, drug lords dominating the Southern border and attacking a mayor. What else is new? Yawn!

What’s that? The Texas Department of Public Safety says there should be thousands of cameras added to the border because masses of people secretly cross it? Ha-ha! That’s nothing!

Some innocent Americans are kidnapped and beaten up, but hey, to Murdoch that isn’t something worthy of being talked about. Of course not! Illegal immigrants provide Big Business with cheap labor, so who cares?

And no, Malkin wasn’t finished yet. See her Twitter stream for more messages to Murdoch. Her conclusion:

It’s clear where I stand, but what do you think about Murdoch’s tweet? Do you believe he’s right? Are border hawks exaggerating the problem? Or is Michelle Malkin right, and should something be done to actually close the border for once?

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‘Aim Before You Shoot’: Obama Blames ISIS’ Reign of Terror on George W. Bush

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

What a joke.

OBAMA: Two things. One is ISIL is a direct outgrowth of al Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion which is an example of unintended consequences — which is why we should generally aim before we shoot.

I never saw such a classless American president. He knows perfectly well that President George W. Bush won’t defend himself, because he — unlike Obama — does have a sense of decorum. So Obama quickly tries to put the blame for his own failures on Bush.

This isn’t about left versus right, but about being a gentleman rather than a boor. It’s clear which one Obama is.

Of course he isn’t just rude, he’s also lying. George W. Bush made some tragic mistakes, but ISIS’ rise is all on Obama. He was informed about the group’s potential a full year before it started its reign of terror, yet did nothing.

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[VIDEO] Ted Cruz Blasts Obama: You Can’t Appease Radical Islamic Terrorists Like Iran

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Speaking in South Carolina yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz (who made what amounts to an unofficial announcement on Glenn Beck’s show on Friday that he’ll run for president) made clear that he, unlike the current administration, does understand that radical Islam poses a significant threat to the United States… and the rest of the world.

“Radical Islamic terrorism is the greatest threat to the United States today,” Cruz said. He  went on to explain how evil Al Qaeda and ISIS are, but focused especially on Iran: “The trunk of the poisonous tree” of Islamic terror.

The facts of the matter are these: Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, it sponsors terrorists worldwide, and actually has an annual holiday called “Death to America Day.” This regime isn’t only evil, it’s powerful on top of that, with its influence reaching far and wide in Syria and Iraq. And what do Obama and Kerry do? They negotiate directly with the crazy Ayatollah and his minions, and even provide them with economic relief.

If Iran goes nuclear it will pose a mortal threat not only to Israel, but to America as well. How can we get that through this administration’s thick skull?

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Should This Cop Killer Be Released Because He Plays the Flute?

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

File this under: “You’ve got to be kidding me!”

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Back in the 1970s, Black Panther Herman Bell killed not one, but two police officers. He should’ve received the death penalty for those horrendous crimes, but he got off lightly; he was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, which is why he now has the opportunity to ask for his release because he’s supposedly a “changed man.”

His ultimate proof? He plays the flute.

That’s right: he learned how to play a musical instrument. Isn’t that fantastic?

*Insert deep, long sigh.*

I’d be laughing out loud if it wasn’t so serious. As PJ Media’s own J. Christian Adams explains in the video above, this “ageing hippy terrorist” may actually get his way because he’s imprisoned in New York (where, as we all know, “anything is possible”) and because Attorney General Eric Holder is ridiculously sensitive to such appeals.

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Is It Time for Conservatives to Say Farewell to the NRA?

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Popular radio show host Glenn Beck warned the NRA yesterday that he’ll cancel his membership if Grover Norquist is reelected to its board. The reason? The anti-tax activist has ties to Islamonazis, the Muslim Brotherhood in particular.

Norquist’s ties with radical Muslims have been well documented. He has been working with and for them for years. The NRA, meanwhile, is a profoundly conservative organization that plays a vital role in shaping America’s future. It’s completely irresponsible for an extremist-sympathizer to be part of that great organization… or any conservative group for that matter.

Glenn Beck is right. Either Norquist has to go or, and it pains my heart to say it, the NRA has to be punished for doing business with him.

What do you think? Is Beck exaggerating or is Norquist indeed in bed with Islamonazis who are hell-bent on destroying America from within? And will you cancel your membership to the NRA if he stays on?

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Shocking: You’ll Never Guess How Much ‘Dead Broke’ Bill Clinton Received in Post-Presidency Benefits

Friday, March 13th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Remember Hillary Clinton saying she and Bill were “not only dead broke, but in debt” when they left the White House?

We already knew that was a bunch of nonsense when she said that a year ago, but the story has just become even worse:

Former President Bill Clinton has received nearly $16 million in taxpayer funds since leaving the White House, covering everything from his pension to personnel to benefits — and renewing questions over how much taxpayers really should spend on ex-presidents who make millions after leaving office.

But hey, they truly were “dead broke” in 2001, folks! Really! Never mind that they perfectly well knew the government would make them millionaires, even if they wouldn’t do anything productive for the rest of their lives!

I’d like to blast the Clintons for their hypocrisy and lies, but instead I’ll just republish this 9-month-old video of Mark “The Great One” Levin doing exactly that … and in a much better way than I could ever hope to do. Can we now please put the lying, deceiving, spinning Clintons out to pasture?

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The Very Best Reason Why Ted Cruz Should Be the 2016 Nominee

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

If Republicans want to win the presidential elections next year, they’d better nominate a candidate who’s willing to take the fight to the criminal organization called the Democratic Party and their allies in the media.

Luckily, there are two candidates who are real warriors: Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Scott Walker.

The latter’s problem? He isn’t nearly charismatic enough to take on the Clintons in a national election — and yes, for now I’m going to assume Hillary will be the eventual Democratic nominee.

That’s why I support Ted Cruz for president. He’s as charismatic a warrior as they come. See, for instance, how he responded when attacked by Wolf Blitzer. The guy isn’t rattled easily and sticks to his guns, no matter what.

Another video in which Cruz proves he isn’t afraid of his critics and, what’s more, he’s simply better informed than they are:

One more gem:

Now, let’s go back in time: last year Glenn Beck slammed the media’s “blindfolded fear” of Ted Cruz, saying they’re “so terrified” of him that they’re trying to “destroy” him.

Compared to the way the media treats Cruz now, they were positively supportive a year ago when Beck unloaded on them. See for instance Salon’s headline “Ted Cruz: Freedom won’t survive unless we deny gay people theirs,” which is simply sickening. He isn’t anti-gay, he’s pro states’ rights. But hey, progressives can’t be bothered with that: attack, attack, attack. He’s dangerous! Search and destroy. The Huffington Post also weighs in by trying to portray him as a political opportunist who lies when he says he cares about the poor. Other candidates would immediately take a step back if attacked so unfairly, but Cruz  knows how to defend himself: he turns it into a battle against crony capitalism, not against capitalism itself. Eat that, Democrats.

Because of his feisty demeanor, Cruz does well in both online and real-world polls. GlennBeck.com even ran an article two days ago explaining how and why he can win. That’s why the media fear him. He’s their version of the big bad wolf: a real conservative, articulate, well educated, with a very passionate base, who does well in the polls, who actually believes in small government, and who is — above all — a born fighter.

So progressies go in for the kill and hope they can preempt his campaign. They’ll fail at that precisely because he’ll fight back, but they have to try nonetheless.

Republicans, heed my words: nominate this man and you’ll win. Dismiss him at your own peril.

What do you think? Is Ted Cruz the right person for the job because he’s a real fighter, or should Republicans again nominate a wishy-washy candidate who tries to placate the media and Democrats?

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EmailGate: First Lois Lerner, Then Hillary Clinton, Now Eric Holder. How Corrupt Is This Administration?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Although we all talk about Hillary’s EmailGate, we shouldn’t forget that this controversy actually started with Lois Lerner. When Republicans tried to find out whether the IRS had purposefully targeted conservative organizations, this former head of the Internal Revenue Service said her email had suddenly disappeared. Mark “The Great One” Levin debunked that excuse months ago:

In other words, there’s no way that Lerner’s hard drive suddenly crashed causing her to lose two years of emails. It’s just not possible.

And then came in Hillary, who, the Benghazi Select Committee says, didn’t hand over all her emails and who used a personal, rather than a government email address to conduct official business, everything related to the attack on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya, included. Again, important information is being hidden from the American people.

Lastly, we now have Attorney General Eric Holder who has used not one, not two, but three email aliases. He maintains all records have been kept, but whether that’s true is anyone’s guess.

The mainstream media focus on Hillary, but she’s merely one of many in the Obama administration who play fast and loose with the rules. When running for office Obama promised his administration would be transparent, open and honest. Instead, it seems that the U.S. is now governed by an administration more corrupt than Nixon’s.

What do you think? Are these just innocent accidents or is the administration trying to hide something? Is this the most corrupt and secretive administration since President Nixon’s?

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Outraged Adams: Race Hustler Holder Can’t Just Shut Down Police Departments. Or Can He?

Monday, March 9th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

On Tucker Carlson’s show, J. Christian Adams takes Attorney General Eric Holder to task for his unconstitutional and even downright dictatorial wish to shut down police departments that aren’t as politically correct as he wants. Although Adams explains Holder’s actions are illegal, he nevertheless believes the AG may get away with it. Can the Obama administration turn entire police departments into training camps for race hustlers?

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Dutch Muslim Students: ‘The Holocaust Is All Bullcrap!’

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

What a wonderful enrichment of Dutch society:

A number of Dutch schools refrain from teaching about the Holocaust because of resistance from Muslim pupils, teachers told lawmakers.

The centrist Christian Union party held a roundtable discussion about Holocaust education with teachers and other professionals Wednesday in parliament in The Hague, The Algemeen Dagblad daily reported.

“Holocaust survivor Bloeme Evers does not dare give guest lessons in some schools,” Dutch parliamentarian Arie Slob says. “I am horrified by this. It is unacceptable that 70 years after the Holocaust, anti-Semitism in the Netherlands is growing.”

The MP isn’t exaggerating: as my own website De Dagelijkse Standaard reported earlier, antisemitism is on the rise everywhere in Europe. The culprits are young Muslims who are indoctrinated by radical Islam (which is quickly becoming mainstream Islam in the West) and who passionately hate Jews. The situation has become so bad that European Jews migrate to Israel en masse.

What’s worse, Dutch educators are actually giving in to their demands, instead of confronting them ferociously with the brutal truth about the Holocaust. They’ll only make matters. Instead, they should do the opposite: teach the Holocaust constantly, every single day, until young Muslims take it seriously.

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An Inspiring VIDEO: Senator Ted Cruz Remembers the Alamo

Friday, March 6th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Today, Senator Ted Cruz took the time to remember and honor those who fought at the Alamo. He did so by tweeting the speech he gave in the Senate on February 24th last year and by tweeting an inspiring new message.

Cruz read William Barret Travis’ letter from the Alamo out loud on the Senate floor.

The senator called on Americans to remember this historic battle.

Those who fought at the Alamo were real American patriots and heroes. They didn’t fight just for themselves, but for their fellow countrymen and liberty. It was a pivotal moment in Texas’s and America’s history, because they made clear to the entire world that they wouldn’t surrender their freedom to anyone, least of all to an army that tried to take it away by brute force. 

Thank God that this spirit is still alive and well in the United States, most of all in the great state of Texas.

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[VIDEO] Islamic Reformer: Obama’s Iran Deal Guides Us Into Disaster

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Islamic reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser (of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy) praised Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu after his speech in Congress, while blasting President Obama for leading the United States and the entire Middle East into disaster by trying to reach a deal with Iran:

“I can’t tell you how gratifying, how validating it is, to hear finally somebody begin to fill in the vacuum of leadership in the world; somebody to cal out Iran for the evil that it is; call out militant Islam for what it is and say that Christians, Jews, Muslims who believe in freedom, never again will allow fascism in the name of anything, let alone my faith of Islam, guide us and lead us into disaster.”

He went on:

Netanyahu “laid out the details and in his speech… he allowed the American people now to finally understand a) what’s at stake and b) what’s happening by our basically cozying up in an appeasement manner to the evi of Iran as they just in the last week continued to thump their chest against us and threaten Israel.”

The only sad part about this? Enlightened Muslims like Dr. Jasser are completely and utterly ignored by the Obama administration. They understand, like nobody else, what threat radical Muslims pose to Israel and the West, but the American president prefers to talk to fundamentalists who smile kindly when they’re in the White House, while secretly spreading their hate-filled creed of Radical Islam when they think nobody’s watching.

The upcoming deal with Iran poses a serious threat to the entire world. Israel’s prime minister gets that, islamic reformers get it, Arab columnists get it as well… the only one who doesn’t is the willfully blind friend of extremists currently occupying the White House.

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Nancy Pelosi: Hypocrite Extraordinaire

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Let’s play a game: who is the most hypocritical member of  U.S. Congress? John Boehner, the man who last year promised House Republicans would stand up to Obama if they’d won the elections, but who caves in every single time the president puts some pressure on him? Or perhaps another Representative on either side of the aisle?

Perhaps. Compared to Pelosi, however, all other Congressmen are upstanding, principled people. See what the House Minority Leader tweeted yesterday:

 

Wait, what? Stop Republicans from shutting down DHS? What kind of a sick joke is that? Democrats refuse to back down on immigration which is what this is truly all about. If they cared so deeply about homeland security, they’d be more than willing to take a step back and do what Republicans want.

But no. All they care about is giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants who wiped their behinds with U.S. law when they sneakily crossed the border and settle in the States. If Pelosi and her ilk have to sacrifice American’s security to pass amnesty, they’re more than happy to do it.

Who’s the hypocrite now, Nancy?

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Facebook Explodes After Netanyahu’s Epic Speech

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Are you wondering how the average American responded to Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s epic speech in Congress yesterday? Well, wonder no more. I’ve got the answer. We asked our Facebook followers yesterday what they thought of the speech:

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The reactions came in fast and they were unanimous:

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While rightfully praising Netanyahu, many readers also had a thing or two to say about President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who had the nerve to turn her back on the prime minister when he said that, if necessary, his country will stand alone.

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No wonder Obama was angry with Netanyahu: he hasn’t had a hit speech like that since 2008, when he ran for president and tens of millions of voters actually thought he could deliver “change we can believe in.” The only “hope and change” we see now comes – Facebook users said – from Israel’s prime minister, a military and political hero who fears no one, and who serves his country with great honor.

The contrast with President Obama couldn’t be clearer. Facebook sleeps when he gives a speech but lights up at the moment Netanyahu addresses the nation — and the rest of the world. Go Bibi!

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VIDEO: The Great Pat Condell Confronts Progressive Universities

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

We all know that universities tend to be extremely progressive. That’s the case in both the United States and Europe. Whenever a student dares to express conservative views, he’s quickly pushed aside, marginalized and sometimes even punished for his audacity to speak his mind. After all, freedom of speech doesn’t mean that everybody has that right. Of course not!

You may laugh, but British university students now actually demand the “right to be comfortable.” I kid you not.

It doesn’t get much insaner than that.

The great British YouTube’er Pat Condell shares that view and just published a fantastic video in which he utterly destroys progressive universities and students. Teaser:

Inevitably, of course, this right to be comfortable is very selective, and only extends to those who hold the correct opinion. Anyone else can expect to be made very uncomfortable indeed by being silenced – either banned outright, or shouted down by militant “progressive” puritan bigots who think in slogans, and who think it’s more virtuous to be “progressive” than to be factually accurate or morally just, or to have anything remotely resembling an open mind.

Ouch. And guess what? There’s much more where that came from. Watch it:

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[VIDEO] Ted Cruz: ‘The Voice of Andrew Breitbart Said… Call Evil By Its Name!’

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Yesterday it was exactly three years ago that the great conservative warrior Andrew Breitbart passed away. Breitbart was a hero and example to many – myself included. I first met him in Azerbaijan, where we were both invited to talk about Azeri-U.S. relations. I was immediately struck by his passion, determination, knowledge of how the Internet works, and his great love for his family. The man was truly a walking, talking and fighting happy warrior.

The last couple of days I’ve been impressed by the amount of people who knew Andrew personally and who were inspired by him. As David Swindle wrote in 2012: the man has become immortal.

Senator Ted Cruz is one of them. At an  exclusive reception at CPAC 2015, he raised his glass in a toast to the man who is still “with us, he’s watching, and let me tell you: he enjoyed election day 2014.” The senator went on:

The voice of Andrew Breibart said: “No matter what the threat, no matter what the peril, stand up, speak the truth. Speak truth to power and call evil by its name. And while you’re at it, have a heck of a lot of fun.” So to Andrew!

Watch the video:

That’s Andrew in a nutshell: fight the good fight… and don’t forget to enjoy it!

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Ted Cruz: CPAC’s Real Winner

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Yesterday our very own Bridget Johnson reported that Senator Rand Paul had won the CPAC straw poll. Yep, Ron Paul’s son is as good at organizing for that completely irrelevant poll as his father. Isn’t it shocking?

No, not really. This is how the Pauls operate and we’ve seen it for years now. They bring in busloads of college students who burst out in loud screams when one of the Pauls comes on stage and who vote for them in the straw poll and… that’s that.

Yes, they’re great at rallying students to their cause. Of course that’s wonderful and all, but it also means they’re always over-represented at events like CPAC. They win. Whoopty do. So would I if I bused in my entire extended family and their friends.

Congratulations. Sadly it means nothing.

Governor Scott Walker came in second. A great result, but — as Josh Farris points out at the Facebook group Ted Cruz 45 – he has some problems of his own:

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Many people support Walker at this moment because he has done such a great job in Wisconsin, not because they know enough about him to be able to conclude that he would make a good president as well. Good governor = votes. But what happens when his opponents put some real pressure on him? We’ve already seen that foreign policy is his major weakness and that he even makes gaffes when asked about it. That’s a bit problematic for anyone who wants to become president.

The only reason he gets away with that at this moment is that he’s the flavor of the month, just like Rick Perry was a few years ago. Once he starts being attacked, questioned and criticized by conservative bloggers, journalists and his rivals for the nomination, support for him will almost certainly drop.

So that leaves us with the man I consider to be the real winner of CPAC: Ted Cruz.

Reagan conservatives normally don’t do very well at CPAC. When one of them does, it means something. Cruz is many things, but he isn’t a “flavor of the month.” He’s too outspoken, principled and well-known. People who support him do so because they know him and share his views.

And guess what? The CPAC poll and other polls, both online and offline, show that there are a lot of such voters in America.  On top of that and in contrast to Rand Paul, he doesn’t have to bus anyone in to help him win; his supporters take care of that by themselves.

Yes, Cruz did better than expected and has used CPAC to prove that he’s a real contender. He couldn’t possibly have asked for more.

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Mark Levin Obliterates the Democratic Party, Obama and the GOP

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Popular radio host Mark Levin truly destroyed the GOP and the Democratic Party in his speech at CPAC earlier today. In a truly amazing speech, Levin explained what’s wrong with America these days, who’s to blame for it, and what can be done to “save the republic” from progressives bent on destroying her.

From the very start of his speech Levin showed that he did not attend CPAC to defend the Republican Party. Better yet, he immediately lashed out at the party’s establishment.

We are here today, not because we are Republicans. In fact, many of us are here in spite of that fact. We are here today, because we are losing our republic, and we are the sunshine patriots who intend to secure it.

Levin continued to bury Democrats and Republicans alike for selling out the constitutional values and principles they’re supposed to uphold. One of his best attacks was aimed at Obama:

You Mr. Obama do not have any legitimate authority to fundamentally transform what does not belong to you!

Another great quote, this time about… well, I’ll let you guess:

The only dynasty I like is the Duck Dynasty!

Watch the video below. Before you tell me that you’re “too busy right now”: no you’re not. Levin explains exactly what the problem is and how actual conservatives (so I’m excluding the entire Republican leadership such as McConnell, Boehner, Bush, and all the others) can fight back.

How? By upholding the United States Constitution. That document is, quite simply, the best constitution of any country, anywhere in the world. If you want to improve the economy, protect individual liberty and defend traditional American values, all you have to do is uphold it.

Here’s the video. Watch it. Be inspired by it. Act on it.

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No Bloomberg.com, Ted Cruz Doesn’t Support Legalizing Marijuana

Friday, February 27th, 2015 - by Michael van der Galien

Since Lisa Lerer works for Bloomberg.com — a serious news outlet — you’d think she’d make sure that her articles are factually correct. Sadly, not so. Case in point: her description of Senator Ted Cruz’s views on the legalization of marijuana:

Cruz expressed his support for marijuana legalization in Colorado, confirmed that he is, indeed, an American citizen, and compared himself to the online taxi company Uber.

No, Lisa, Cruz did not express his support for legalizing weed, he merely said Colorado has the right to do so. He expressly noted that he’s against it, but believes it’s a matter of states’ rights. In case you aren’t familiar with that concept, here’s some reading material for you. Hint: it has something to do with the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution. You know, that old document that played a minor role in the creation of your great nation?

Just in case Madam Journalist didn’t actually pay attention to Cruz when he was speaking, here’s the video of his response to Sean Hannity’s Colorado-question.

Look, I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called ‘the laboratories of democracy. If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that’s their prerogative. I personally don’t agree with it, but that’s their right.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Lisa.

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