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Rick Perry Wants To “Minister” As President



Rick Perry sees no separation of church and state, and wants to minister as president. There are countries that have their head of state as their head of their religion. You know, like in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, Oman and Iran.

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President Perry, hell yeah!

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Video and transcript via The Maddow Show.

>>> in april, when mississippi governor barbour decided not to run for president it is a moment where the common wisdom was totally different among political insiders than among the rest of us. for people not political insiders the idea that haley barbour would run for president seemed a little farfetched. what he made national news for over the last year is claiming the civil rights era in mississippi was no big deal and kind of fun and conservative citizens councils kept everything peaceful in mississippi. if you are not a political insider, the idea of haley barbour being elected president is like the idea of boss hogg elected home coming king. it just doesn’t seem doable. insiders really thought that barbour might be the guy for the republican party this year. former chair of the party, well liked and establishment and big money guys inside the party and people in the know thought this guy was the establishment choice. when he said he decided not run in april of this year, who was the establishment going to support instead of him? apparently that support went to mitch daniels. sure, he was to george w. bush’s budget office that michael brown was to fema and very, very small and confusing politics but what it seemed like to the republican insiders, mitch daniels was the inheriter of the money and attention and support after haley barbour decided to pass. but in may, he passed. no barbour, no daniels. where’s the establishment support going to go now? it doesn’t going to mitt romney. by all accounts the man is gravely disliked among lots of parts of the republican party including the establishment. not palin, not pawlenty. who? no one locked up the republican party establishment support. next in line for the establishment support from the republican party appears to be in all seriousness rick perry. one of george w. bush’s biggest fund-rais fund-raiser bunglers. the political operatives that fled gingrich’s campaign appear to be swinging toward rick perry’s potential cam pan and crucial is barbour’s nephew, henry barbour, a member of the rnc, seen as the arbiter of the support to his uncle is going to go now instead. henry barbour said this week of rick perry, quote, i hope he does run telling “the washington post” he would endorse rick perry if he did. i’ve talked to number of folks and a percentage of them are favorable to a perry candidacy. he can win. it’s that simple. for all the media excitement about sarah palin or chris christie, hello, george pitaki, i don’t know, the speculation of anybody else, it looks like the one to watch is rick perry making it all the more amazing that he is going ahead with the stadium prayer event in a couple of weeks with these guys.
>> president barack obama nurtures this hatred for the united states of america and i believe a hatred for the white man.
>> if rick perry with events with guys like that gets the establishment support it is amazing to see how they deal with what’s today being reported in texas papers. what’s being reported is that late last month rick perry said this at a meeting with east texas business leaders. he said, quote, at 27 years old i knew that i had been called to the ministry. i’ve just always been really stunned by how a big a pulpit i was going to have. i still am. i truly believe that god put me in this place to do his will. is he a minister? no. what does he mean when she says he was called to the ministry. what is the ministry exactly? he means running for office. he sees himself as clergy. can the republican party become the church of rick? you guys on board? is he going to be the republican party’s savior

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‘It Will Not Come Today’: Judge Kaplan Smacks Down Trump



U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, presiding over E. Jean Carroll‘s successful $83.3 million lawsuit against Donald Trump, issued a cautionary rebuke on Monday to the ex-president who was demanding an immediate ruling on his request to delay payment to the journalist whose lawsuit made him a legally adjudicated rapist.

It is Trump’s third request, according to Law & Crime.

Trump attorneys Alina Habba and John Sauer again requested Judge Kaplan delay the payment due date for 30 days, after alleging Carroll’s attorneys “contradicted themselves in a recent court filing,” as ABC News reports. Habba and Sauer are asking for the delay, or that Judge Kaplan allow Trump to post a reduced bond of just under $25 million.

“Last month,” ABC adds, “Kaplan declined Trump’s initial request for a reduced bond or a delay, but asked for a reply from Carroll’s lawyers. In a filing last week, her attorneys argued that the reasoning in Trump’s request relief ‘boils down to nothing more than ‘trust me.””

Trump has until Thursday to post bond, a total of $91.63 million, so he can appeal.

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MSNBC’s Lisa Rubin reports, “Judge Lew Kaplan, faced with Trump’s fully-briefed request for a further stay of the E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million judgment, effectively says, ‘I’ll rule when I rule.'”

Kaplan wrote: “The Court is aware of defendant’s request for a decision on the stay motion no later than today ‘to allow time for [him] to finalize arrangements for an appropriate bond if necessary.’ … A decision will be rendered as promptly as is reasonably possible. Without implying what that decision will be or when it will be made, however, it will not come today.”

Just over a week ago, Judge Kaplan took “a pretty sharp dig at Trump’s attempt to delay the enforcement until right before the wire,” noted Just Security’s Adam Klasfeld. Kaplan had written: “Twenty-five days after the jury verdict in this case, and only shortly before the expiration of Rule 62’s automatic stay of enforcement of the judgment, Mr. Trump has moved for an ‘administrative stay’ of enforcement pending the filing and disposition of any post-trial motions that he may file. He seeks that relief without posting any security.”

“The Court declines to grant any stay, much less an unsecured stay, without first having afforded plaintiff a meaningful opportunity to be heard.”

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‘The Good of the Country’: Trump Explains Why He Thinks He Should Have Immunity



Responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday that he can remain on the Colorado ballot after the state, citing the 14th Amendment, removed him for engaging in insurrection, Donald Trump on Monday suggested he should have absolute immunity “for the good of the country and actually the good of the world.”

The Supreme Court recently decided to take up Trump’s “absolute immunity” claim, which is tied to Special Prosecutor Jack Smith’s prosecution of Trump for his actions to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. But falling under that argument could be his Espionage Act case against Trump, also referred to as the classified documents case, and indeed, possibly any case against him for his actions while in office.

“I don’t want to be prosecuted, because I decided to do something that is very much for the good of the country and actually for the good of the world,” Trump said in his rambling remarks, while talking about fighting ISIS when he was Commander-in-Chief.

“We were fighting for 20 years against ISIS. And we did it very quickly. I don’t want to be prosecuted. In that case, it worked out very well. There will be some things that perhaps don’t work out so well, but I don’t want to be prosecuted because I decided to do something that is very much for the good of the country and actually for the good of the world,” Trump said in his remarks.

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Trump’s hypothetical, however, is not why he’s being prosecuted.

He is facing a myriad of charges in just the two cases being prosecuted by Special Counsel Jack Smith. But Trump also faces charges in the New York District Attorney’s case, often referred to as the “hush money” case, and in the Fulton County election interference case – none of which have to do with battling terrorists overseas.

“A President shouldn’t have that on his mind and he has to have a free and clear mind when he makes very big decisions,” Trump continued, “or it’s going to be nothing more than a ceremonial post. You’ll be president, it’ll be a wonderful thing and you won’t do anything because you don’t want to be hit by your opponent or hit by somebody else because who wants to leave office and go through what I’ve gone through?”

No president in U.S. history has been charged with crimes related to his actions while in office.

Later in his remarks, as Real Clear Politics reported, Trump went on to say, “you have deranged Jack Smith, who is a Trump hater and represents all the Trump haters, and he’s going wild, wild man and he was just overturned unanimously by the Supreme Court, went after other people and he’s a great failure. He is mean, nasty, unfair.”

Smith was not “just overturned unanimously by the Supreme Court.” The Court agreed to take up Trump’s immunity claim, which Smith asked the Court to do in December.

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“The judges on these cases are Trump haters,” Trump continued. “Other than we have one or two I think can be fair. But you look at New York what has happened. These people have tremendous hatred.”

Political commentator Bob Cesca responded to Trump’s remarks, writing: “Remaining in office is the goal of a *campaign* not the duty of a *president*. He thinks illegally remaining president was an act ‘for the good of the country.’ He’s tacitly admitting to engaging in insurrection as part of his… duties? Hello, Jack Smith.”

Watch a clip of Trump’s remarks below or at this link.


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Video Shows 32 Times Trump ‘Babbled Nonsense’ or ‘Got Confused’ in Just One Day



A video compilation purports to show 32 times Donald Trump forgot words, mispronounced or mixed up names, got confused, or just “babbled insane nonsense” during his two campaign speeches on Saturday.

The video, posted to social media by attorney and MeidasTouch editor-in-chief Ron Filipkowski, lasts under 3 minutes, and has gotten 1.3 million views in under 30 hours.

“’Anybody that loves me, I like them’ – a reminder of how easy it is to play or manipulate Trump and how, per his own words, he has zero principles or values and operates on a purely narcissistic, self-serving basis,” observed journalist Mehdi Hasan, quoting Trump from the video.

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“And yet again the media will be primarily focused on Biden’s age,” lamented pollster and MSNBC political analyst Cornell Belcher. “As if Biden simply being old with no credible ethics issues is somehow equivalent to Trump’s clear cognitive problems along with 90+ criminal counts & an attempt to overthrow an election. Make it make sense.”

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday did a segment on what it called Trump’s “public gaffes.”

“The guy just kept getting confused,” co-host Joe Scarborough told viewers as he introduced video.

“We see it more and more,” Scarborough added, calling it “pathetic and sad.”

“He looks lost.”

Watch the videos above or at this link.

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