for slamming Donald Trump
The Republican Party is in real trouble. They proved it to all of us this week. Their primary strategy as it relates to Donald Trump right now is dead wrong. And it will cost them the election and the White House. [Read more…]
by Donald Trump, USA Today
The last time the Republican Party had a crisis of identity was in 1980, when an upstart former actor named Ronald Reagan challenged the establishment with his campaign for the Republican nomination. Many in the news media and the GOP said he couldn’t win it. In fact, some people thought his campaign a joke, not to be taken seriously. When he won the nomination, Democrats and many moderate Republicans gave him no chance against the incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter.
Reagan won the general election with one of the greatest landslides in presidential election history. He won re-election the same way. How in the world did that happen when he struggled to gain acceptance with the mainstream of the party? He did it through getting Democrats and independents to come out to vote for him. At that point in history, many of them felt abandoned by their parties, so they were willing to sit on the sidelines. Reagan gave them a reason to come out to vote. Reagan, through his optimism and force of will, convinced Americans that our best days were ahead of us. Best yet, he made good on his word. [Read more…]
by Dr. Ed Berry
Why did Ted Cruz speak at an Oath Keepers rally?
Ted Cruz is a smart man. He certainly knows the Oath Keepers are on the extreme far right of American politics. He certainly knows the Oath Keepers image is very negative among 80 percent of the Republican Party and 90 percent of all voters.
As a lawyer, Cruz must know New York State declared Oath Keepers to be “Far Right Extremists” where NY defines “extremists” as
“These extremists must be distinguished from law abiding citizens exercising their first and second amendment rights – namely extremists are those willing to use violence, rather than the democratic process, to further their cause.”
Before speaking at an Oath Keepers rally, Ted Cruz would certainly know Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers Founder and Leader, and Chuck Baldwin, Oath Keepers National Chaplain.
In Montana’s 2014 elections, some Republican candidates spoke an Oath Keepers rally in Kalispell along with Chuck Baldwin. I predicted all these Republican candidates would lose their elections except for Jerry O’Neil. I was wrong. O’Neil also lost.
Please see my new post of April 5, 2016, “Why Ted Cruz is not Eligible to be President.” It shows a new legal argument that I believe will prevail.
by Dr. Ed Berry, also NewsWithViews
The question of whether Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are eligible to be president of the United States has been reviewed by several authors. The question comes down to the definition of a natural born citizen.
Cruz was born in Canada while his mother was a U.S. citizen and his father had been a resident of the United States. Rubio and Jindal were both born in the United States to parents who were not U.S. citizens.
As a physicist, I leave lawyering to the lawyers. I stick to reading and qualifying legal opinions. The logic of physics is very similar to the logic of law.
Below are my summaries of the three key legal opinions on this subject. Apuzzo argues for ineligible. Katyal, Clement, and Maskell rebut Apuzzo’s opinion and argue for eligible.
Unfortunately, America’s political process considers anyone who throws his hat in the ring to be eligible until someone proves otherwise. Therefore, the only way to find Cruz or Rubio ineligible is for someone to prevail in a US court to prove they are ineligible.
My reading of Apuzzo’s legal argument is that it is lacking in substance necessary to prevail. Therefore, I conclude Katyal, Clement, and Maskell easily win the debate, meaning both Cruz and Rubio will be considered “eligible” to be president.
Megyn Kelly reports the truth about the Benghazi hearings.
by Dr. Ed Berry
While our rescue teams stood by, Hillary and Obama let four Americans die. Then they lied. They said Benghazi was a protest about a film made in California.
They knew the truth. Benghazi was a planned terrorist attack. Hillary and Obama could have saved our people.
Hillary testified she knew Benghazi was a planned terrorist attack. Her emails prove it.
In spite of her lies and failures, most Democrats still want “poor little innocent” Hillary to be our next president.
Why did Hillary and Obama not send in our rescue teams to save four Americans? Hopefully, Republicans will ask that question.
by Dr. Ed Berry
Montanans do not support Rep. Keith Regier’s values.
Rep. Keith Regier’s reply to my letter of October 4 (see below) shows a good candidate can defeat him in his next election.
By his own admission, Regier could not understand my October 4 letter. He may not understand this one either.
Regier wrote, “I simply vote my values; values that the majority of voters in HD 4 agree.”
Let’s review how Regier’s “values” compare to voters in HD 4.
Rep. Regier did not support Ryan Zinke for Congress. In 2014, HD 4 gave Regier 2658 votes and Zinke 2585 votes, a difference of only 73. Therefore, Regier’s anti-Zinke values represent less than 3 percent of HD 4 voters, not the majority as he claims.
Regier did not support the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) Water Compact. His key reason is the Compact “gives the tribe off-reservation water rights” and “no other tribal water compact grants off-reservation water rights.” His other reasons are even more absurd. [Read more…]
by Troy Carter, Bozeman Daily Chronicle
On the same day a Manhattan farmer entered the race for House District 69, incumbent Rep. Matthew Monforton said he will not seek re-election.
Walt Sales, a Republican, announced his campaign for the state House of Representatives’ HD 69 on Thursday. Monforton, also a Republican, was elected to the seat in 2014.
“The Montana Republican Party will always be a charade until we stop Democrat activists from infiltrating our primaries and electing phony ‘Republicans’ like Ryan Zinke and Walt Sales,” Monforton told the Chronicle. “I will therefore not seek re-election to House District 69 and instead focus on our pending suit challenging Montana’s antiquated and corrupt primary system.” [Read more…]
by Dr. Ed Berry (also published in Daily Inter Lake, October 4, 2015)
Former Kalispell Mayor Tammi Fisher and Montana House Majority Leader Keith Regier have ignited a battle over conservative ideology. ( See their opinion letters in the Daily Inter Lake, September 9 and 13, respectively, also republished for your convenience below.)
Their battle is part of the ideological war for the heart and soul of the Republican Party. The outcome of this war will affect your future.
Tammi is correct. I will tell you why.