Yes, imagine if he, and other go along to get along Republicans, or maybe we should say Republicants actually engaged the Democrats and fought for the people who put them into office, yes, imagine what they might accomplish
William Kristol who was the ideological driving force behind the Never Trump movement is joining with anti-Trump Republicans to assemble a group to prevent the reelection of President Donald Trump.
The Hill is reporting “Bill Kristol wants to create the ‘Committee Not to Renominate the President’”:
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said he is considering creating a committee aimed at defeating President Trump in the 2020 election.
The conservative commentator and Trump critic told the New York Times that he has had informal discussions about launching a “Committee Not to Renominate the President.”
“We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Kristol told the publication.
Kristol’s comments were part of a report by the Times which listed potential Republican Trump challengers in the 2020 presidential election. The list included Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Vice President Mike Pence.
Kristol has proven to be one of the fiercest conservative Trump critics, frequently criticizing the president’s rhetoric as well as his policies.
The editor went as far as comparing the Trump administration to the decline of the Roman Empire last month.
A list of possible “saviors” includes, besides Mr. Squishy Kasich, John McCain, yes, the guy who stabbed us in the back on ObamaCare so he could play Maverick!
DONALD TRUMP (SPEECH)
DAVID CLARKE (SPEECH / DISCUSSION ON NATIONAL SECURITY)
TED CRUZ AND MARK LEVIN (DISCUSSION ON THE CONSTITUTION)
NIGEL FARAGE (SPEECH)
KELLYANNE CONWAY (DISCUSSION ON WOMEN AND TRUMP)
JEANINE PIRRO (SPEECH)
STEVE BANNON AND REINCE PRIEBUS (DISCUSSION ON TRUMP AGENDA)
MIKE PENCE (SPEECH)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) says his state has been hit by an “avalanche of intolerance” ever since he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week.
“George, look, the issue here is, you know, is tolerance a two-way street or not?” Pence told ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.
“I mean, you know, there’s a lot of talk about tolerance in this country today having to do with people on the left. But here Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith in our state, and this avalanche of intolerance that’s been poured on our state is just outrageous.”
Pence said the bill he signed is not about discrimination, nor is it about disputes between individuals unless government action is involved. He said the law is intended to empower individuals (as well as churches and businesses) when they believe the government is trampling on their religious freedom by requiring them to do things they oppose on religious grounds.
Critics say the new law will sanction discrimination against homosexuals.
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into federal law by President Bill Clinton more than 20 years ago,” Pence noted. “And it lays out a framework for ensuring that a very high level of scrutiny is given any time government action impinges on the religious liberty of any American.”
Indiana is the 20th state to enact a law modeled after the federal legislation. Barack Obama voted for a similar law when he served in the Illinois State Senate.
Stephanopoulos asked Pence if the law will allow Christian florists who oppose same-sex marriage to refuse to serve homosexual couples, for example:
“George, the – the question here is if the – if there is a government action or a law that an individual believes impinges on their religious liberty, they have the opportunity to go to court, just as The Religious Freedom Restoration Act that Bill Clinton signed allowed them – go to court and the court would evaluate the circumstance under the standards articulated in this Act.
“That’s all it is. And when you see these headlines about – about Indiana, a license to discriminate in Indiana and – and – it just – I’m telling you, George, it is a red herring and I think it’s deeply troubling to millions of Americans and – and, frankly, people all across the state of Indiana who feel troubled about government overreach.
“This isn’t about disputes between individuals, it’s about government overreach. And I’m proud that Indiana stepped forward and I’m working – I’m working hard to clarify this.”
On Monday, Republican lawmakers in Indiana said they plan to add language to the state law to clarify that it doesn’t allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
But neither Pence nor those Republican lawmakers support the inclusion of language making homosexuals a protected class under the state’s civil rights laws.
Indiana’s Tony Katz was on NewsMax earlier today to talk about the idiotic backlash to the new Religious Freedom law in Indiana. One of the things he mentioned was how despicable and horrible it was for George Stephanopoulos to try and make the law about sexual orientation when he says it has nothing to do with that.
Various Speakers Including Newt Gingrich, Marco Rubio, James O’Keefe & Herman Cain
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Other Speakers: Dick Morris, Mike Pence, Haley Barbour, Pete Sessions, Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Donald Trump, George Allen, Jay Sekulow, Ron Paul, Eric Cantor & Jon Huntsman.
Watch The Entire Faith & Freedom Coalition’s 2nd Annual Conference HERE.
Scratch one promising candidate off the maybe they will run list
As reported by the Indianapolis Star, Pence has circulated a letter to supporters announcing the decision.
“In the choice between seeking national office and serving Indiana in some capacity, we choose Indiana,” wrote Pence. “We will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.”
Fair enough, and best of luck to Mr. Pence