The Best Part: He Gave This Speech to a Crowd that Was 95% Retirees on Medicare and Social Security

“For the last 30 years, I’ve been for abolishing the IRS and establishing a fair tax,” King said. “A national sales tax on sales and service to give us back our freedom. And every time that little Johnny or Sally puts a — buys their baseball cards or their Barbie doll clothes, they put a couple dimes on the counter for Uncle Sam.”

“And every time they do that with a national sales tax, they are reminded how expensive our federal government is. And we will turn this society and culture over and we will raise generations of conservatives that love this country, that understand free enterprise, demand less from government, not more from government.”

via Steve King: Secret income is ‘part of freedom’ | The Raw Story.

BTW…this is how far the derp goes…recall…this is a rally about ignoring that the reason Tea Party groups were “targeted” by the IRS has already been revealed (i.e. it has to do with tax laws and “social welfare” organizations).    And here’s the derp position…

“I don’t need them poking through my books, I don’t need them telling my pastor or my priest what he’s going to be able to preach from the pulpit,” he continued. “In fact, it’s not even the government’s business how much money you make. That’s a part of freedom.”


Ted Cruz’s Father Bribed Official To Come To U.S.

In a report Thursday on NPR about how Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) father shaped his vision on immigration, his father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, an immigrant from Cuba, said that while he “came to this country legally,” he basically bribed an official to get to the United States.

“A friend of the family — a lawyer friend of my father basically bribed a Batista official to stamp my passport with an exit permit,” the elder Cruz said.

Son Ted Cruz, who is critical of the ‘Gang of 8′ immigration bill, often attributes his views to his father’s emigration from Cuba: “In my opinion, if we allow those who are here illegally to be put on a path to citizenship, that is incredibly unfair to those who follow the rules.”

via Ted Cruz’s Father Bribed Official To Come To U.S. | TPM LiveWire.

I don’t think there’s a single thing to be learned about Ted Cruz that is not hypocritical and indicative of rampant douchbaggery.

Looks like they finally Prayed the Hate Away

Please know that I am deeply sorry. I am sorry for the pain and hurt many of you have experienced. I am sorry that some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt you felt when your attractions didn’t change. I am sorry we promoted sexual orientation change efforts and reparative theories about sexual orientation that stigmatized parents. I am sorry that there were times I didn’t stand up to people publicly “on my side” who called you names like sodomite—or worse. I am sorry that I, knowing some of you so well, failed to share publicly that the gay and lesbian people I know were every bit as capable of being amazing parents as the straight people that I know. I am sorry that when I celebrated a person coming to Christ and surrendering their sexuality to Him that I callously celebrated the end of relationships that broke your heart. I am sorry that I have communicated that you and your families are less than me and mine.

via Leading ‘Ex-Gay’ Organization Closes, Apologizes To LGBT Community | ThinkProgress.

This is about the only good way these groups can “end”.    Good on this one for finally realizing what they were doing (hint: it wasn’t love).

I wonder how he’d feel if this “mob” had the power to deport him

“I was just appalled,” Kobach told Fox News. “They have a right to protest at my office or at public places – that’s fine. But they don’t have a right to enter someone’s private property and engage in this kind of intimidation.”

“I have four little girls and they would have been terrified to see 200 protesters shouting at their daddy on megaphones on the front lawn,” he said.

via Mob of Immigration Activists Storm Kansas Secretary of State’s Home – Todd Starnes – Page full.