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The Quiet Religious Target On Jeb Bush

Friday, March 27, 2015  |  posted by John Schroeder

Polling is mixed, but when it comes to resources and potential resources, Jeb Bush is the man to beat for the GOP presidential nomination.  Hugh has often said that the abundance of candidates under which we labor is an advantage because the early oppo fire has to be a shotgun instead of a rifle in the earliest stages of the game.  By this time in the game last cycle, Obama, and his allies were already shooting right at Mitt Romney.  This cycle, no one quite knows where to aim, but if I were the Hillary oppo people I’d be looking closest at Jeb.  Currently, religion is as much fodder for oppo work as it is binder between a candidate and his base.

Some targets just stand there and yell “shoot me,” tilting the scales towards religion as oppo.  Ted Cruz’s grossly overt religious utterances in his announcement would be one such example.  Mike Huckabee’s hucksterism speaks for itself as another example.  But these are issues of presentation, rhetoric and style – they can be combated on the same grounds.  As governor of Florida Jeb Bush, on at least one issue that created a national firestorm, has governed straight out of his Roman Catholic convictions and as such presents a target of substance, not just style.  His candidacy could reignite that national firestorm all over again.  It is difficult to say which direction this particular issue will tilt the scales, but the ground work has begun to bring this issue back to heated attention.

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“The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury” By Clark S. Judge

Thursday, March 26, 2015  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The weekly column from Clark Judge:

The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury
By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute

I usually write about politics, economics, foreign relations and national security, law and the Constitution, and, occasionally, American history and culture. Today I am going to write about our armed services, professional sports and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  For the past month I have been immersed in understanding how TBI can be treated.

Last week, San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland quit the National Football League. He walked away from a career that promised millions in salary, bonuses and endorsements, crediting fear of injuring his brain in the course of bruising play for that all but unprecedented trip to the showers.

With suicides of several of its retirees – most notably Junior Seau in 2012 — attributed to TBI, the NFL has been under siege on concussion-related issues for some time now. Thousands of former players and their families have filed lawsuits. The league has established a three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollars restitution fund. More than 18,000 veterans of the game may be eligible for benefits. It has announced nearly $50 million in grants for brain research to the National Institutes of Health Foundation and other institutions. Continue Reading

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Governor Scott Walker Talks Foreign Policy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  |  posted by Duane Patterson

After appearing at a Chamber of Commerce lunch with Hugh, the Wisconsin Governor dropped by the studios of KKNT 960 in Phoenix to continue the discussion.

The Audio:

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The Transcript:

HH: Sitting across from me, the Governor Wisconsin, who’s not in the very cold far north. Scott Walker and I had a little Q&A in front of the Chamber of Commerce [earlier today]. Governor Walker, thanks for coming over to KKNT and continuing the conversation.

SW: Thanks for having me on, and thanks for a great interview over there at the Chamber. It was outstanding.

HH: Well, it was pretty easy after about a thousand people gave you a standing ovation. You’re kind of getting used to that, I think. And we’ll come back to some of that. But I sat down here, and there’s breaking news everywhere.

SW: Yeah.

HH: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s been charged with desertion, the Saudis are massing troops on the Yemen border. This is what you’re going to have if you decide to run for president – headlines breaking. So how do you prepare for walking into an interview when Bowe Bergdahl all of a sudden is charged with desertion?

SW: Well, every day, I’ve started with Mike Gallagher, I was going to say a “former” Marine, but you’re never a “former” Marine.

HH: Captain, two tours, Anbar Province, right?

SW: Right, a great, great guy. He’s now our national security advisor, and used to work for Senator Corker on the Foreign Affairs Committee, really super guy. Every day, he gives us great information, great briefings, and I obviously reach out to a lot of others. But there’s things happening all over the place. And as we talked about at lunch, and we’ll talk about even more here, you’ve got to be ready on multiple fronts. When I think about this desertion charge, the thing that gets me the most frustrated is this administration gave up five Taliban, five Taliban for this guy, and I can’t, I mean, logic tells you all this information that they’re bringing against the sergeant now isn’t something that just happened since then. This is stuff they knew about when they put American soldiers’ lives at risk to try and rescue him. And they gave up five Taliban leaders in return for a guy who now is going to be charged. Continue Reading

Facing Evil

Wednesday, March 25, 2015  |  posted by John Schroeder

Bret Stephens earlier this week:

There is an upside-down quality to this president’s world view. His administration is now on better terms with Iran—whose Houthi proxies, with the slogan “God is great, death to America, death to Israel, damn the Jews, power to Islam,” just deposed Yemen’s legitimate president—than it is with Israel. He claims we are winning the war against Islamic State even as the group continues to extend its reach into Libya, Yemen and Nigeria.

He treats Republicans in the Senate as an enemy when it comes to the Iranian nuclear negotiations, while treating the Russian foreign ministry as a diplomatic partner. He favors the moral legitimacy of the United Nations Security Council to that of the U.S. Congress. He is facilitating Bashar Assad’s war on his own people by targeting ISIS so the Syrian dictator can train his fire on our ostensible allies in the Free Syrian Army.

He was prepared to embrace a Muslim Brother as president of Egypt but maintains an arm’s-length relationship with his popular pro-American successor. He has no problem keeping company with Al Sharpton and tagging an American police department as comprehensively racist but is nothing if not adamant that the words “Islamic” and “terrorism” must on no account ever be conjoined. The deeper that Russian forces advance into Ukraine, the more they violate cease-fires, the weaker the Kiev government becomes, the more insistent he is that his response to Russia is working.

Stephens goes on to discuss Obama’s “moral inversions.”  In other words evil is good, at least in the Obama worldview.  And unfortunately, a good portion of America agrees with him.  How in the name of all that is holy did we get here?

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