Dueling Scandals

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When the Clinton campaign learned how damaging the latest batch of emails released by WikiLeaks would be, it arranged for the release of a tape in which Donald Trump made lewd remarks about women. How do I know her campaign was behind the release? I don’t know that the campaign was responsible, but I am certain it was.

Both NBC and the Washington Post are part of Clinton’s media department. The story NBC has put out is that—just by coincidence—one of their producers was searching through the hundreds of interviews  the network had done with Trump and happened across the eleven-year-old tape. NBC claims it has no idea how thePost got a leaked copy. But the timing is amazing. Just as the scandalous emails were released—which would have been the main story for a week—the Trump tape mysteriously surfaced. Since this scandal involved sex, and since all the media outlets except FOX are doing their best to elect Hillary, the Trump tape became the most prominent scandal.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Clinton campaign has known about this tape for at least a year, when it started doing its “opposition research” on Trump. The campaign, along with its partners NBC and the Post have just been waiting for the most strategic time to release it. What better time than just before the debate, and at a time when Hillary had just been exposed for cozying up to Wall Street bankers and admitting to lying to the public?

I had originally written two short articles—one about each scandal—but decided they would be most effective together. I’ll leave it to my readers to decide which scandal will impact their lives, and which is just mud-slinging.

Cowardly RINO’s Want Trump to Quit—Evangelicals Support Him

Prominent Republican leaders have called for Trump to withdraw from the race because of a tape leaked by the Clinton campaign in which Trump made some disgusting comments about women. I am not a politician, but as a private citizen who knows the Constitution, the law, and politics, I know that what they are calling for is impossible. They want Mike Pence to take Trump’s place. How ridiculous!

Mike Pence has not had a single vote cast for him in this campaign. Trump received millions of votes from Conservative and Republican voters across the nation. The only reason Pence is on the ticket is that Trump chose him. The delegates to the Republican Convention, who represent millions of voters, nominated Trump. And now the party elites think they can overturn the will of the people. It is a concept beyond stupid.

These RINO’s are more concerned about their own skins than they are about the nation. They are more worried about being embarrassed for supporting their party’s nominee than they are about the horrible liberal Supreme Court Justices that Hillary would nominate. They are more concerned about being re-elected than they are about the fact that Hillary would finish what Obama put into motion—the economic destruction of America.

Do they care that Muslims and their barbaric Stone Age Sharia law will make more inroads into our society if Trump is not elected? No, they don’t. But evangelicals care. Most evangelical leaders, myself included, find that Trump’s remarks on the eleven-year-old tape extremely offensive. But we weren’t supporting Trump because we thought he was a choir boy. We knew he was rude, crude, and lewd all along—just as many of our best-known Presidents were.

Some enterprising person put together audio clips of Obama and some former Presidents using foul, lewd, and disgusting language and cursing non-stop in a two-tape series called “Presidents Being Colorful.” From LBJ telling filthy jokes, to Nixon cursing non-stop, to Kennedy using the “F” word, to Obama saying “B*itch nigga, buy your own damn fries. Now you know that guy isn’t sh*ttin’. Sorry-ass mother-f***er ain’t got nothing on me.” (Listen to the tapes if you doubt me.)

And those are just their words. What about their actions? LBJ was a notorious womanizer who bragged about it to his buddies. John F. Kennedy was more discreet, but he had women in the White House for liaisons. And, of course, Bill Clinton started abusing his office (and his staff) as Governor of Arkansas and continued his extra-marital activities in the White House.

Would I prefer a born-again Christian as President? Of course I would. I would even vote for a born-again Democrat if one ever ran who didn’t support the godless Democrat platform or murdering unborn children and supporting marriage between homosexuals.

The point is that we don’t have that choice. If Trump is born-again, he’s hiding it well. Mike Pence is a wonderful, committed Christian, but he isn’t the head of the ticket. Both Hillary and her boot-licking sycophant running mate are just as bloodthirsty as Obama on the abortion question, and both have been frightened into submission by the LGBTQ lobby.

So, unless we want to waste our votes by pulling the lever for a pot-smoking Libertarian or the “Green” Party candidate, Jill Stein, who is even further Left than Bernie Sanders, Trump is the obvious—and only—choice.

I’m in good company in my opinion. Most evangelical leaders are as disappointed as I am about Trump’s filthy talk, and we pray that he is, as he says, a new man today. But regardless, they will not vote for Hillary. Trump may not stand for everything we believe in, but Hillary vehemently opposes everything true evangelicals stand for.

“The crude comments made by Donald J. Trump more than eleven years ago cannot be defended,” wrote Franklin Graham. “But the godless progressive agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton likewise cannot be defended.” Graham has not formally endorsed either candidate, but has made it clear that he endorses issues Trump stands for. “The most important issue of this election is the Supreme Court,” Graham said.

Tony Perkins, head of the Christian conservative Family Research Council, did not back down from his personal support of Trump. “As I have made clear, my support for Donald Trump in the general election was never based upon shared values, rather it was built upon shared concerns,” including the Supreme Court, national security, and religious freedom.

David Brody from the Christian Broadcasting Network tweeted, “This just in: Donald Trump is a flawed man! We ALL sin every single day. What if we had a ‘hot mic’ around each one of us all the time?”

And Robert Jeffress, the nationally known pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, said that he believes Trump is “still the best candidate to reverse the downward spiral this nation is in. While the comments are lewd, offensive, and indefensible they are not enough to make me vote for Hillary Clinton.” He said he would “not necessarily choose Donald Trump to be a Sunday school teacher” but he still supports Trump. “To say Trump’s comments disqualify him from being President assumes that Hillary Clinton is more moral than Donald Trump.”

Many other evangelical leaders, including influential black pastors, expressed similar sentiments. The message from these people was clear: This election is not a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils. It is a matter of choosing between a flawed man who shares the same love of country and a desire to return America to its former state of morality and strength that evangelicals pray for; or an immoral woman who lies constantly, puts our national security at risk, and shares the values of Marx and Lenin.

INTERNET RESOURCES:

Why Trump Tape Caused Only One Evangelical Leader to Abandon Him

Evangelical Leaders Stick with Trump, Focus on Defeating Clinton

Poll: Trump Support Remains Steady Among Evangelicals

The Clintons Despise:
Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews, Latinos, Southerners, Workers, and Millennials

Who’s left? Who do Hillary and Bill like or respect? Well, obviously they like people like themselves—rich political elites. And of course they love the fat cat Wall Street bankers who give them millions of dollars. And let’s not forget the radical Muslim nations that oppress women and finance world terrorism—who also gave the Clintons millions of dollars.

So Hillary and Slick Willie have nothing but contempt for 95% of Americans—including most Democrats. How do we know this? By listening to their own words.

As you consider this, remember that Hillary needs these people if she is to win the White House. So why do she and Bill say such terrible things about potential voters? Because they think we are too stupid to put it all together. They think we’re too dumb to realize that their opinion of us is so low.

We are all aware of Hillary’s claim that half of Trump’s supporters are “a basket of deplorables” whom she considers to be “irredeemable.” (I guess Hillary thinks she is smarter than God; He offers redemption to everyone who sincerely seeks it.) Keep in mind that the great majority of Trump’s supporters are politically conservative Catholics and evangelicals.

Then Hillary—who is desperately trying to win over Bernie Sanders’ supporters—was caught on tape insulting them by calling them basement dwellers. In one of the speeches to Wall Street insiders that she worked so frantically to keep secret, she discussed the millennials who make up a huge part of Sanders’ base. She basically called them losers who live in their parents’ basements and referred to them on tape as “self-righteous whiners.”

At the start of her campaign, Hillary’s campaign manager, John Podesta, wrote an email directly to Hillary with the subject line, “Needy Latinos and 1 easy call.” He suggested that she call two Hispanic Democrats, Bill Richardson and Federico Pena, to ask for support. Hillary did not chastise Podesta for his offensive “needy Latinos” remark. It’s doubtful that they would have taken her call had they known the way her campaign was talking about Hispanics privately.

Next, Bill got into the act. He spoke disparagingly about Southerners who support Trump—calling them Rednecks. Then he put down some of the hardest working people in the nation as “those coal people.” He said the majority of Trump’s supporters are people like he was before he became a rich elite—“Southern Rednecks.” And he mocked “the coal people” of West Virginia and Kentucky. He has also been heard calling Jesse Jackson and other blacks the “N” word when he was angry with them.

Hillary is well known for her foul mouth, which she used against Bill, the White House staff, and even the Secret Service agents who protected her. Several former Secret Service agents have documented her abuse. And L.D. Brown, a member of Clinton’s former security staff and bodyguard in Arkansas, stated that Hillary is “as foul-mouthed as any sailor you’d ever meet.” Now a new book by Jerry Oppenheimer recounts Hillary calling her husband’s campaign manager Paul Fray a “f**king Jew bas**rd.” The author has interviewed three credible witnesses who witnessed her rant and says this is not the only time she has used anti-Semitic slurs, often referring to Jewish people as “kikes.” Her contempt for Jews is not surprising considering her hostility toward Israel and her efforts to undermine U.S. support for our only ally in the Middle East.

Not surprisingly the press has protected Hillary when her racist filth was reported. On July 18, 2000, Newsweek magazine reported that as early as 1999 Arkansas newspapers knew of a number of these incidents, but their editors decided to hide the truth from their readers. Likewise, Paul Fray’s wife told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on camera about Hillary’s anti-Semitic rage against her husband. But NBC’s editors killed the story.

Finally, Hillary’s top staffers have insulted both Catholics and evangelicals. Granted, these were not Hillary’s words. She claims to be a Methodist, but never goes to church (except for political events). And she stated at a campaign event that she was not sure “that being a Christian is the only way to salvation” (which is a contradiction of both Jesus’s words and Methodist doctrine). But this is not about her faith (or lack thereof). It’s about the people she has chosen as her top advisors. Surely if they speak for her, she shares their views.

The insults to Christians were revealed when emails to and from Hillary’s Campaign Manager, John Podesta, were leaked. These emails contain many damaging facts concerning Hillary and her campaign. Podesta hasn’t denied that they are true. He just stated that he doesn’t have the time to review them and determine whether they were sent by him and to him. If I were accused of some of the terrible things that are in emails attributed to me, I would certainly look at them and prove they were false (if that were the case). We can only assume that they are accurate since he refuses to refute them. (He apparently learned from Bill Clinton’s mistakes and doesn’t want to perjure himself.)

In another attempt to distract attention from his emails, he claimed that the Russians had hacked his emails to hurt Hillary and help Trump, and that the FBI had verified this. Not so. The White House Press Secretary stated that he cannot tie the Podesta hack to Russia. The FBI suspects that a Russian hacker may have hacked the Democrat National Committee, revealing that the DNC had sided with Hillary against Bernie Sanders. But they have made no such pronouncement regarding Podesta. And why would the Russian government want to hurt Hillary, when her politics are almost as Socialist as Putin’s, and she has promised to weaken our military? Likewise, why would Russia want to help Trump, who has promised to build up our military, and is the only patriot in the race?

In any case, however, the emails got out, there is no question of their veracity. In short, the email chain that has caused so much concern was among Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta, and John Halpin from the Liberal Center for American Progress. Halpin describes Catholics as engaging in an “amazing bastardization of the faith.” He also criticized Rupert Murdoch, CEO of Fox News, and NewsCorp Chairman Robert Thomson, for raising their children Catholic. And he mocked Murdoch for having his children baptized in the River Jordan. “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backward gender relations.”

Podesta, who was copied on the emails to and from Palmieri did not directly respond to the insults. If he disagreed with them (as any decent person would), he should have rebuked Palmieri, whom he supervises. Palmieri’s reply concerning the two Conservative newsmen: “I imagine they think it the is the most socially acceptable, politically conservative religion—their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals!” This is only part of the email correspondence, but it certainly gives us a clear picture of the Clinton campaign’s disdain for the faith and religious practices of Christians. She is always quick to jump to the defense of any perceived slight towards Muslims, but when her own staff mocks Christians, she is silent.

The Clinton scandals don’t stop there. Leaked speeches that she gave to foreigners and investment bankers are equally frightening to freedom-loving Americans. She told Venezuelans that she “dreams” of open borders and completely free trade, both of which would hurt American workers and businesses. She told Wall Street insiders that they should be allowed to regulate themselves—far from her public condemnation of the “evil money people.”

She told Goldman Sachs that she wanted the Keystone pipeline built, but her public stance is that it would destroy the environment. Despite claiming that she and Bill were “dead broke” when they left the White House, she admitted to employees of Goldman-Back Rock that she is “kind of far removed” from the struggles of middle-class Americans because of the “fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy.”

You may find it confusing that she tells one tale to the audiences who pay her hundreds of thousands to hear her speeches, and has an entirely different tale that she tells the public. If so, Hillary explained this seeming anomaly to the National Multi-Housing Council. She explained that Americans aren’t smart enough to understand the complexities of public life, so she needs “both a public and a private position on the issues.” It’s no wonder that the great majority of Americans in both parties say that she is dishonest and that they don’t trust her.

With all the damaging revelations from her campaign’s emails and the text of her millions of dollars’ worth of speeches being released, it’s no wonder that her campaign decided to release Trump’s tape to try to change the conversation.

INTERNET RESOURCES:

Top Clinton Aides Mock Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity

Catholics Want Top Hillary Clinton Aide Jennifer Palmieri fired for Mocking Their Faith

Email: Podesta Told Clinton to Call ‘Needy Latinos’

7 Biggest Revelations from WikiLeaks Release of Podesta Emails

VIDEO: Bill Clinton Refers to Trump Supporters as Southern Rednecks

VIDEO: Bill Clinton Mocks “The Coal People” of West Virginia and Kentucky

NOTE: These articles were originally published at www.ConservativeTruth.org

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Dr. Tom Barrett

Dr. Tom Barrett has been a pastor for almost 40 years and currently oversees ordained ministers in South Florida. He has always been a bi-vocational minister, working in the financial services arena as a Branch Manager and National Vice President. He is a Patriot who has studied and taught the Constitution in both church and secular settings. A prolific author he has written a book on Conservative principles (The Best of Conservative Truth) and has written over a thousand feature articles that have been published in local and national newspapers as well as on the Internet. He speaks nationally on the Christian foundations of or our nation and its Constitution, and internationally on Biblical financial principles. He has lectured at seminaries, universities, economic summits, churches, and the International Money Shows. His websites are www.ConservativeTruth.org (writing); www.ChristianFinancialConcepts.com (ministry); and www.DrTom.TV (personal).

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