5 GOP Notables Who Will Betray You On Gay Marriage: Donald Trump

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They all talk a good game when they’re running for President of the United States, but as the Good Book says, you shall know them by their fruits. And when it comes to Donald Trump, his past actions may be an indication as to whether or not he will take a bold and brave stand for patriotic Americans against the radical gay lobby.

You may still remember what happened to Carrie Prejean, Miss USA California.

During the question-and-answer portion of the Miss USA competition, one of the judges, a “celebrity blogger” (whatever that is) by the name of Perez Hilton asked Prejean how she felt about Proposition 8 and “same-sex marriage.”

Of course, questions of a political nature are typically taboo in beauty pageants but that didn’t matter to Hilton.

It also didn’t matter to Hilton that Prejean gave a very diplomatic answer. She even qualified her answer by saying that it was great that we lived in a country where people in individual states could vote on the matter. Then she added that she personally believed that marriage is between a man and a woman.

The crowd cheered and Hilton became enraged (some might even say unbalanced), it didn’t matter to Hilton that Prejean’s answer was given with poise and kindness. It didn’t matter that Prejean’s answer didn’t necessarily diminish Hilton’s perceived “right” to engage in homosexual acts and call it a “marriage.”

What did matter to Hilton was that Prejean didn’t agree, in totality, with Hilton; and for her blasphemy, she had to punished.

He gave her a big fat zero which may have cost her the Miss USA crown.

But Hilton wasn’t through with Prejean… not yet. That night, being a celebrity blogger, apparently with something of a following, he posted a hateful, rant on YouTube.com. He screamed and called Prejean “a stupid B—–.”

Shortly thereafter, Hilton “apologized,” but hours later he took the half-hearted apology back and called Prejean a “c—.” Hilton even drew obscene images over photographs of Prejean, scanned them, and posted them on the Internet.

Did Hilton suffer any repercussions for his horrendous actions? Did the Donald Trump, the man who tells it like it is, castigate Hilton for his reprehensible behavior? No, not a peep from the Trumpster. As a matter of fact, at the time, Trump even said Hilton would be invited back again to be a judge.

And what about Carrie Prejean? Apparently, denying Prejean the Miss USA crown wasn’t enough.

Miss USA officials in California, after staging a dog-and-pony press event with Trump… after assuring Prejean and the American people that the whole matter was forgotten… dead and buried… stripped her of her Miss California crown too.

And what did Donald Trump do? What did Donald Trump say? The answer is nothing and that lack of a response in defense of Prejean speaks volumes.

10 Tea Party Senate Candidates Who Moved Left – Dean Heller


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One of Heller’s first acts as a United States Senator, when he was appointed to replace the disgraced Senator John Ensign, was to refuse to join the Tea Party Caucus. Of course, that didn’t stop Heller from maintaining his ties to Tea Party activists in Neveda and running in 2012 as a conservative after Ensign’s term expired.

Once securing a victory in the 2012 election, Heller almost immediately betrayed the conservatives who voted for him by supporting Amnesty and fat-cat bailouts. Politicians may lie, but voting records do not lie. Heller has a rating of 53% from Conservative Review and a rating of 35% from Heritage Action. Watch for Heller to move even further to the left, if that’s even possible, as time passes.

Biography:

Dean Heller is the junior United States Senate from the State of Nevada. Heller previously held a seat in the United States House of Representatives where he served the 2nd Congressional district for the State of Nevada. He was appointed to his Senate seat by the Governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval and later won the seat in an election as an incumbent in 2012.

Dean Heller’s other previous political offices include serving as Secretary of State and serving as a state congressman in the state assembly.

He was born to Janet and Charles Heller on May 10, 1960, in California. He moved to Carson City, Nevada as an infant along with his parents and became a longtime resident.

He studied as a high school student in Carson City, and he got his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. Soon after graduation, Heller worked as a stockbroker, and also a stock exchange trader from 1983 through 1988.

Heller served as a member the Nevada State Assembly for two terms beginning in 1990 and ending in 1994. His notable achievement during this time was authoring a bill that was instrumental in reforming retirement pensions for the state of Nevada. During this time, he also worked in the private sector as a consultant for a major bank.

Heller served as the Secretary of State for Nevada for three terms from 1995 through 2007.

Heller entered the United States Senate after former-Senator John Ensign resigned his seat. After Governor Sandoval appointed him to the vacant seat, Heller ran as an incumbent and defeated Congresswoman Shelly Berkley by a margin of just over 12,000 votes.

Heller is married to his wife Lynne, and they have four children and two grandchildren. Heller is a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.


 

10 Tea Party Senate Candidates Who Moved Left – Cory Gardner


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Tea Party Express delivered the following ringing endorsement of Cory Gardner: “In 2010, Cory Gardner was elected as part of the bold, Tea Party wave that swept the country. He delivered a promising vision of the future, rooted in conservative-minded reform and policy solutions.” In addition, Gardner received the endorsement of the Colorado Tea Party Patriots and the Elbert Tea Party.

However Gardner only scored 76% from The American Conservative Union during his last year in the House of Representatives, Conservative Review gives him a score of 20% and Heritage Action only gives him a rating of 63%.

Additionally, it was widely speculated that Gardner entered the Senate race to head off a run by Congressman Ken Buck who is a firm 100 percenter and he was hailed by The New York Times for “jettisoning most of his own conservative baggage” and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for “repudiating anti-choice ‘Personhood’ legislation” he was sponsored during his 2014 race for the Senate.

Is Gardner a RINO-in-training or a conservative who simply ran to the left. Many in Washington are betting on the former but, in the end, only time will tell.

A Colorado native, Senator Gardner was born on August 22, 1974 in Yuma. His parents are John and Cindy Gardner. Gardner’s family comes from a farming background, that has, for generations, owned a farm implement business in Colorado’s Eastern Plains. He attended Yuma High School, where he graduated in 1993. Gardner completed his undergraduate education at Colorado State University in 1997, earning his degree in Political Science. He later went on to study law at the University of Colorado, where he would earn his J.D. degree in 2001.

While young, Gardner has been a fixture in Washington for most of his life. Between the years of 2002 and 2005, Gardner worked for the former U.S. Senator from Colorado, Wayne Allard and in 2005, he entered Colorado’s state legislature. There Gardner served as a representative of District 63 between the years of 2005 and 2011. During that time, he was a member of legislative committees in the areas of agriculture and education. Gardner played an instrumental role in the establishment of so-called clean energy legislation in Colorado, although some of his initiatives were later repealed.

In 2010, Gardner was elected to Congress, where he would serve as a U.S. Representative between 2011 and 2015. In that time, he served on a number of committees and subcommittees in the areas of energy, communications, technology, and commerce, among others. Gardner was elected to the United States Senate in 2014, after having defeated incumbent Senator Mark Udall.

In his free time, Senator Gardner enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and their three children: Alyson, Thatcher, and Caitlyn. They reside in the same home that has been a part of Gardner’s family for several generations.

  

10 Tea Party Senate Candidates Who Moved Left – Steve Daines


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Tea Party Express’ Amy Kreamer called Steve Daines “a conservative that will fight for each and every Montanan,” and, to be fair, like Cotton, he is not firmly in RINO territory yet but appears to be moving to the left.

Like Cotton, he holds an 82% score from Heritage Action based upon his support for No Child Left Behind, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and the Highway and Transit bailout; but Conservative Review scores him much lower at 60%.

Daines’ Lifetime American Conservative Union Score is only 78%, indicating that, like Cotton, Daines may be growing in office. He’s also a legislator to watch closely in the coming years.

Biography:

David “Steve” Daines became Montana’s junior Senator in January of 2015. He had previously served as the Representative for Montana’s at-large congressional district. His entry into politics was in 2008, when he made an unsuccessful bid for the position of Lieutenant Governor of Montana.

Daines claims a family lineage in Montana that goes back five generations, although he was born in California, where his family lived until he was two. Daines would grow up in Bozeman after the move, staying there while he attended Montana State University as a chemical engineering student. He showed an early interest in Republican politics, serving as a delegate at the 1984 Republican National Convention and serving as the president of the College Republicans while at Montana State.

After graduating, Daines worked for Procter & Gamble as an operations manager for 13 years. He then moved on to work for his family’s construction business in Bozeman for a short time before becoming a Vice President with RightNow Technologies until 2012.

Daines initially announced a run for the Senate in 2012, but changed focus when Representative Danny Rehberg vacated his House seat in order to run for the Senate. Daines defeated two other Republican candidates in the primary before moving on to defeat Senator Kim Gillan for the vacant seat, winning 48 out of 56 counties in the state.

In 2014, Daines won the Republican primary for the Senate over two other candidates. In the general election he ran against Lieutenant Governor John Walsh, who withdrew very late in the race due to accusations of plagiarism of his Master’s thesis work while at the U.S. Army War College. Daines then won by a large margin over last-minute Democratic replacement Amanda Curtis.

Daines has voted in support of the Violence Against Women Act and the Farm Bill. He has stated his opposition to an Internet sales tax, the Obama administration climate change proposals and to any increased background checks for firearms sales. He has also introduced several pieces of legislation, including a bill requiring Congress to pass a balanced 10-year budget or forfeit their salaries, and a bill to make 430,000 acres of federal land in Montana available to energy companies for exploration.

 

10 Tea Party Senate Candidates Who Moved Left – Tom Cotton


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Yes, Cotton’s inclusion is another shocker as he has a reputation for being more conservative than he votes.

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “Tom Cotton is exactly the kind of conservative we need in Washington D.C. The historic Tea Party victories in 2010 were only as start, and we are proud to announce this endorsement,” and, to be fair, Tom Cotton is not firmly entrenched in RINO territory but is included on the list because most would expect him to have a far more conservative voting record.

Presently, Heritage Action gives Cotton an 82% score based upon his support for No Child Left Behind, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and a couple of other measures that were supported by the Republican elite majority in the Senate; but Conservative Review scores Cotton at a meager 60%.

It’s also worth noting that Cotton’s Lifetime American Conservative Union Score is 96% but has dropped steadily over time, indicating that Cotton may be growing in office. Again, Cotton is not firmly in RINO territory yet but he’s definitely a legislator to watch going forward.

Biography:

Tom Cotton became the junior Senator from Arkansas in January of 2015, and served in the House of Representatives for two years prior. A registered Republican, he ran unopposed in his primary and unseated two-term Democrat Mark Pryor in his initial Senate bid.

Cotton was 38 when elected, making him the youngest member of the Senate at the time. His political career is equally young, beginning in 2012 when he ran for the House of Representatives in the 4th Congressional District of Arkansas. He defeated two other candidates in the Republican primary that year and went on to defeat Democrat Gene Jeffress.

He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, but spent most of his life before politics serving on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army. Between 2006 and 2008 he was deployed in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a platoon leader. In 2006, he made international news when he wrote a letter to the New York Times opining that some of their journalists embedded in Iraq should be imprisoned for espionage for providing information on a secret government program that tracked terrorist financing.

Cotton ended his active duty service in 2009, but re-enlisted in the Army Reserve in 2010 and remained in service until 2013. Prior to his Congressional run, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and also managed his family’s ranch in Arkansas.

He was endorsed by the Tea Party in 2015, but is also regarded as a rising star by the party’s mainstream establishment. While in Congress he has voted in support of banning abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization and has introduced legislation to prohibit trade with relatives of Iranians that are subject to sanctions. He has voted against the Farm Bill and federal student loan legislation. He has also gone on record as opposing the Affordable Care Act and has called for its repeal.