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Here are the 18 Republican Governors Who Betrayed their Voters By Asking for More Muslim Refugees

You may recall back in 2015 when GOP governors were telling Obama that they did not want more foreign refugees settled in their states.

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You may recall back in 2015 when Republican governors were telling the Obama administration that they did not want more foreign refugees settled in their states. You may also recall that some even got elected on that promise. Now, five years later, fully 18 of those GOP governors have betrayed their voters and their state by requesting that the federal government send them more of these mostly Muslim refugees.

Back in 2015, when some of these “refugees” were found all too ready to engage in criminal activity, or to denounce America, or even to turn into terrorists, many Republican voters rose up in anger when it was revealed that the Obama administration was importing millions of these Muslim refugees — especially Syrians and Africans — and disseminating them around the country without bothering to tell the states that they had done it.

The scheme of importing terrorists became the hot-button issue of the last years of the Obama administration and eventually became a central issue in many gubernatorial races across the nation. Indeed, it even flavored Donald Trump’s plans to run for President in 2016.

Once he won the White House, President Trump tried to scale back Obama’s liberal refugee policy by issuing an executive order requiring the federal government to get the permission of state and local authorities before dumping hundreds or even thousands of these so-called refugees into their areas.

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But, while many of these Republican governors puffed out their chests in 2015 and 2016 and claimed that they would refuse to accept any refugees, fully 18 of them have quietly turned their backs on that concept and have suddenly become refugee friendly.

The following 18 GOP governors have now joined a campaign to increase the number of refugees in their states, and have turned against the Trump administration’s efforts to curtail the importation of refugees:

1). Doug Ducey, Arizona
2). Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas
3). Brad Little, Idaho
4). Eric Holcomb, Indiana
5). Kim Reynolds, Iowa
6). Larry Hogan, Maryland
7). Charlie Baker, Massachusetts
8). Mike Parsons, Missouri
9). Pete Ricketts, Nebraska
10). Chris Sununu, New Hampshire
11). Doug Burgum, North Dakota
12). Mike DeWine, Ohio
13). Kevin Stitt, Oklahoma
14). Kristi Noem, South Dakota
15). Bill Lee, Tennessee
16). Gary Herbert, Utah
17). Phil Scott, Vermont
18). Jim Justice, West Virginia

It has become so blatant that even left-wing Washington Monthly writer Nancy LeTourneau recently penned a piece entitled, “Republican Governors Are Rejecting Trump’s Anti-Refugee Agenda.” A shocked LeTourneau noted that a number of GOP governors had signed on to the anti-Trump line. “What we are witnessing is that a group of Republican governors (many of whom represent very red states) are rejecting Trump’s white nationalist-inspired anti-refugee agenda,” LeTourneau said.

Naturally, the whole thing is being pushed by George Soros. As TownHall.com’s Scott Morefield noted:

Dig a little deeper though, and you’ll find George Soros-funded groups like World Relief and the Evangelical Immigration Table heavily lobbying governors to accept refugees. In fact, refugee “contractors” like these, along with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Church World Service (CWS) and more, whose budgets depend on resettling as many individuals as possible, have been lobbying governors, mayors, and local officials for months to agree to admit refugees. No doubt, their pitch includes wanting to help these well-meaning governors be “good Christians,” but what they are selling is from the pits of hell.

These 18 GOP governors have turned their backs on their voters and the well-being of their states to give the OK to import millions of unskilled, ill-educated foreigners who were raised with a visceral hatred of the United States, its systems, and everything it stands for.

Are any of these 18 men the chief executive of your state?

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Russia Accused of ‘Bugging’ Davos Summit with Campy Plumber Ruse

Putin is again pushing the envelope, this time as world leaders gather in Switzerland.

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There are few things that put a bigger smile on the face of Vladimir Putin than chaos.  The Russian President-turned-dictator revels in the idea that the world around Moscow could crumble, paving the way to Superpower status on the backs of the international community.

Lately, Putin’s focus has been on sowing the seeds of distrust among the American people with repeated attempts to infiltrate the very democratic process that We The People hold dear.

This week, however, the Kremlin is being accused of taking aim at the Davos summit in Switzerland using a campy ruse straight out of Hollywood.

Swiss police reportedly believe they uncovered two Russian spies who had posed as plumbers in order to bug world leaders at Davos this week.

According to the Financial Times, Swiss police picked up two men at the high-end resort in August after the pair had aroused suspicion by staying for an unusually long time.

Zürich’s Tages-Anzeiger newspaper reported that Swiss officials and police concluded that the pair were Russian spies employed by the Kremlin to record and tap into the conversations of important figures at the World Economic Forum.

Police told the Financial Times that the men claimed they had diplomatic protection, although they had not registered this with official Swiss authorities. The newspaper added that Swiss police found no indications of criminal acts.

The Kremlin was predictably defiant.

A representative for the Russian embassy in Switzerland, Stanislav Smirnov, told CNBC via phone Tuesday that there had been no contact from Swiss authorities on the matter and that the story was “one more attempt to undermine Swiss-Russian relations.”

Russia and Switzerland have been in heated conversations regarding espionage since 2018, after the latter accused the former of attempting to hack into a Swiss laboratory.

 

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Canada’s Leftist Prime Minister Blames Downed Ukraine Plane on Donald Trump

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is blaming the U.S.A. for the Iranian missiles that took out a Ukrainian passenger jet.

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Left-wing Canadian Prime Minister and serial black-face wearer, Justin Trudeau, is now blaming the U.S.A. for the Iranian missiles that took out a Ukrainian passenger jet.

The liberal PM said that the only reason Iran shot down the Ukrainian plane was because the U.S. killed Iran’s top terror general, Qassem Soleimani.

A short time after Iran launched its weak and ineffective reply to the U.S. missile strike, the country’s missile forces “accidentally” shot down the passenger jet that didn’t even have any American passengers aboard.

Trudeau made his accusation in comments made to Global News television.

“I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” Trudeau exclaimed.

All 176 people — including 57 Canadians — were killed when Iran’s Revolutionary Guard struck the the plane.

“This is something that happens when you have conflict and war. Innocents bear the brunt of it and it is a reminder why all of us need to work so hard on de-escalation, moving forward to reduce tensions and find a pathway that doesn’t involve further conflict and killing,” Trudeau added.

“I think full admission, acknowledgment of responsibility and some form of compensation is going to have to come,” Trudeau exclaimed.

“I am hurt like all Canadians. I am angry like all Canadians. But unlike many people I have a job to do that will be able to help these families directly. Getting answers for them is my entire focus right now,” he said.

But Trudeau also attacked President Trump for not giving him a heads up before the U.S. took out Iran’s terror general.

As if filling in a liberal Canadian was the first thing the U.S. should do before fulfilling its national interests.

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Trump Approval Rating Soars After Missile Strike on Iran Terror General Soleimani

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have risen since he ordered the missile strike that took out Iran’s top terror general, Qassem Soleimani.

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President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have risen since he ordered the missile strike that took out Iran’s top terror general, Qassem Soleimani.

Trump’s approval rating rose to 45.3% approval mark, according to RealClearPolitics. His disapproval rating is down to 52.3% from a high of 58.1% on Dec. 16, 2017.

Indeed, Trump’s January approval rating is not much different from President Barack Obama’s (46.8%) at the same time in his own presidency.

Trump’s numbers have stayed stubbornly higher than Democrats have been able to believe despite their daily drumbeat of their impeachment obsession.

As Breitbart News recently reported:

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating is up six percentage points since the House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry, according to a Gallup poll released early Wednesday.

The survey found the president’s approval rating climbed to 45 percent from 39 percent, from when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) formally launched the probe to remove him in late September. The findings mark the third consecutive rise in his approval rating and the fifth time his approval has hit 45 percent in his presidency, according to Gallup.

Impeachment does not seem to be bringing many supporters:

The survey found a majority of respondents — 51 percent — are against the impeachment and removal of the president, an uptick of five percent since the inquiry was launched. Conversely, 46 percent of respondents stated they approve of impeachment and his removal, a drop of six points. A mere five percent of Republican respondents said they support impeachment and removal. Eighty-five percent of Democrat respondents said they supported the two actions. Further, Gallup found impeachment support has dropped with independents to 48 percent, down from 55 in October.

Trump has proven to be an amazingly resilient politician, much to the left’s disgust.

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Michigan Muslim Cleric Calls U.S. Strike on Iranian Terror General a ‘Cowardly Act’

A Michigan Muslim cleric called the U.S. strike against Iranian terror General Qassem Soleimani a “cowardly and heinous act.”

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A Michigan Muslim cleric took to his podium last week to call the U.S. strike against Iranian terror General Qassem Soleimani a “cowardly and heinous act.”

Iraqi-American Sheikh Ibrahim Kazerooni of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan slammed the Trump administration’s actions after the strike that kill Soleimani and another high-ranking terror chief who were both in Iraq illegally to plan further terror attacks on U.S. troops there, according to watchdog group MEMRI.

Again, this is a Muslim leader inside the U.S.A. who is openly siding with terrorists.

Kazerooni led a prayer for the souls of the two terror chiefs and told his congregation that Soleimani had “brought hope to the marginalized [and] hatred and fear to the enemies of Islam, particularly the United States.”

The Michigan cleric added that Soleimani had been instrumental in keeping the Syrian regime in power, despite “American and Zionist” attempts to take out the Assad regime.

Kazerooni defended Soleimani as a hero “protecting” Muslims and even claimed the terror general was a key figure in defeating ISIS, which Kazerooni described as the “extended arm of American foreign policy.”

The cleric the droned on about Koranic exhortations about martyrdom as a virtuous act.

Kazerooni ended telling his audience that Iran would prevail in the attacks against the U.S.A.

Indeed only a few days later Iraq did, indeed, launch a missile attack on U.S. positions inside Iraq.

However, the Iranian strikes did little damage. In fact, many of Iran’s missiles did not even reach any targets and failed in flight.

Worse, the hapless Iranian military accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jet airliner.

“Unnamed officials told US media that Iran fired two surface-to-air missiles at the aircraft as it took off on Wednesday morning, bringing it down in a blaze of flames before it exploded on the ground,” AFP reported.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Obama’s Cash Payoff to Iran Paid for the Missiles They Launched at U.S.

Texan Republican Senator Ted Cruz said that Barack Obama is the one that helped Iran fund its missile program.

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Texan Republican Senator Ted Cruz said he agrees with President Trump’s “peace through strength” policy and noted that Barack Obama is the one who helped Iran fund its missile program.

Cruz hailed Trump’s Iran policy as a “dramatic shift” from the failed ideas of the Obama-Biden administration, which, Cruz pointed out, sent billions of dollars to Iran and that funding helped it make the missiles it sent into Iraq on Wednesday.

“Under Barack Obama, as you noted, the policy was appeasement,” Cruz told Fox News on Wednesday. “The policy, under the disastrous Iranian nuclear deal under Obama, was to give over $100 billion to Iran. They literally flew 1.7 billion dollars in cash in unmarked bills on pallets in the dead of night into Iran.”

The Senator added:

In a very real sense, the missiles that we saw fired on U.S. servicemen and women tonight (Tuesday night in Iraq) were paid for by the billions that the Obama administration flooded the ayatollah with. And if history teaches anything, it’s don’t give billions of dollars to people who hate you and want to kill you.

And so, let me say, the last three years, I’ve spent a lot of time with President Trump, urging him to pull out of Obama’s disastrous Iran deal. He did that. He took on his own State Department, his own Defense Department, and made the right decision there. Urging the president to end the oil waivers. You know, we had waivers in place that were allowing Iran to sell a million barrels a day of oil. The president agreed and ended those waivers.

“And so, the effects of these sanctions and the economic pressure, it’s having a real effect,” Cruz continued.

Cruz went on saying that the U.S. needs to “stand up to the Ayatollah Khamenei,” whom he called a “radical religious zealot” who hates America.

“He literally chants ‘Death to America,’ and he calls Israel the Little Satan and America the Great Satan. The way to deal with threats like that is not through weakness, but rather through strength. And I think we saw that in taking out Soleimani this past week.” Cruz concluded.

During another segment, Cruz also said that the U.S. has to make sure that Iran never gets nuclear weapons.

“You know, tonight could have played out very differently if they didn’t just have ballistic missiles but they had nuclear warheads. You could be seeing literally millions of American casualties, particularly if they put them (nukes) on an ICBM and took them to a U.S. city. That’s not a risk we should allow,” Cruz said.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Calls Anthem Protester Colin Kaepernick the Real Racist

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed former NFL player and national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick as a “racist.”

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) slammed former NFL player and national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick as a “racist” after Kaepernick criticized America’s airstrike against Iran’s top terror commander.

Graham took a stick to Kaepernick after the strike telling Fox News, “He’s a loser on and off the field. It’s un-American. He’s a racist. If you’re looking for racism in America, Mr. Kaepernick, look in the mirror.”

Graham was responding to Kaepernick’s tweet made in the aftermath of the U.S. missile strike that took out Iran’s top terror general, Qassem Soleimani, who broke U.N. restrictions and flew to Iraq where he was supposedly barred from visiting.

“American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.” Kaepernick tweeted.

The former San Francisco 49er known more for his anti-American rants than his NFL skills went on to say that U.S. military forces are “plundering the non-white world.”

Graham had harsh words for socialist New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well.

AOC called Trump a “monster” on Twitter for taking out the terrorist. Graham had a different assessment for her.

“AOC doesn’t know anything about the law of armed conflict, obviously,” Graham told Fox.

Former Dox News host Megyn Kelly also took aim at Kaepernick:

Kelly later added that she won’t be “shamed” into apologizing for attacking the former player:

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The Speaker and the Ayatollah: Kindred Spirits

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There are some stunning, but not surprising, similarities between two of Donald Trump’s (and America’s) greatest enemies – Iran and the Democratic Party.  Not only do they hate the President of the United States, they have both tried to take him down and both have failed miserably. (more…)

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