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‘God’s Calling’: Scott Walker Tells Supporters Presidential Campaign Is ‘God’s Plan’

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Scott Walker, who officially announced he is running for president today, says it’s “God’s calling” and “God’s plan” for him. Really? Really.

After officially announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president this morning, Scott Walker dashed off an email to supporters professing his White House run is “God’s calling,” and “God’s plan.” 

That plan, as the email unfolds, includes working to ban abortions and same-sex marriage.

The Wisconsin governor, who survived both a recall and a re-election and now brags that he’s been elected “three times in four years,” described himself to followers as “the son of a Baptist preacher,” whose “faith comes first.”

“My relationship with God drives every major decision in my life. Each day I pray and then take time to read from the Bible and from a devotional named Jesus Calling,” Walker’s email reads.

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“As you can imagine, the months leading up to my announcement that I would run for President of the United States were filled with a lot of prayer and soul searching,” he adds, perhaps explaining why he is the 15th Republican this year to declare their candidacy for the White House.

“Here’s why: I needed to be certain that running was God’s calling — not just man’s calling. I am certain: This is God’s plan for me and I am humbled to be a candidate for President of the United States.”

Yes, God’s calling and God’s plan.

Walker adds that his faith “is the guiding force” of his life.

“I believe in the sanctity of life. I believe in the covenant of marriage. I believe in strong families. I believe in protecting religious liberties. And I believe these things are worth fighting for — and I have.”

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Right Wing Watch’s Peter Montgomery, who published the entire text of the Walker email, observes the missive “is clearly designed to appeal to Religious Right voters who make up a major part of the GOP base vote, particularly in the early primary states Iowa and South Carolina.”

Walker also writes, “I believe that the states have the right to define marriage,” and to “protect this right, I support an amendment to the United States Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage.”

Our conservative values were handed a big blow with the recent Supreme Court ruling. Let me be very clear: this decision was a grave mistake. Five unelected judges took it upon themselves to take that responsibility away from the states and redefine the institution of marriage.

In 2006, I voted to amend my state constitution to protect the institution of marriage because I believe that marriage is between one man and one woman.

The email is filled with phrases like “protect unborn children,” “lifelong supporter of the pro-life movement,” “religious freedom,” “religious liberty,” and concludes, “God bless you and God bless America.”

Walker of course is far from the first or last candidate to claim their attempt to win the presidency was motivated by God, God’s calling, or that God spoke to them.

Fan of HBO’s too-short-lived “The Newsroom” no doubt remember this:

Some folks on Twitter couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share their thoughts:

 

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Image by Gateway Technical College via Flickr and a CC license
Hat tip: Right Wing Watch

 

 

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Unpublished Bolton Manuscript Exposes Trump’s Ukraine ‘Drug Deal’ Tying Military Aid to Dirt on Biden: New NYT Report

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The unpublished manuscript of John Bolton‘s forthcoming book exposes what the former Trump National Security Advisor allegedly had called a “drug deal,” when referring to the president’s extortion scheme of Ukraine, a New York Times report reveals. Trump, according to the draft, personally told Bolton of the illegal act, including tying congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine manufacturing “dirt” against former Vice President Joe Biden, who early emerged as Trump’s top political opponent.

“President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton,” the Times reported late Sunday.

Those facts wholly destroy the president’s defense which his legal team have been arguing before and now during his Senate impeachment trial. The revelation, just before the trial resumes Monday afternoon, might make it extraordinarily difficult for Trump’s defense team to continue that line of defense.

“Mr. Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates.”

Senate Democrats tried last week to subpoena Bolton to testify, but Republicans killed all such efforts.

The Times’ report also states Bolton submitted the manuscript to the White House, which means they are aware of the existence of the allegation – and continue to engage in obstruction of Congress, one of the two Articles of Impeachment.

Maggie Haberman, one of the author’s of Sunday night’s bombshell, posted this tweet:

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Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Accident: TMZ

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Basketball great Kobe Bryant has died in a tragic helicopter accident, along with everyone on board, TMZ was first to report. The 41-year old NBA star played with the LA Lakers for two decades. He retired in 2016.

“Kobe was traveling with at least 3 other people in his private helicopter when it went down,” TMZ adds. “A fire broke out. Emergency personnel responded, but nobody on board survived. 5 people are confirmed dead. We’re told Vanessa Bryant was not among those on board.”

The LA County Sheriff’s Office posted this tweet, but did not include Bryant’s name.

In 2013 after his own missteps Bryant stepped up to correct a fan for using the word “gay” as a slur. Nearly seven years ago, it was a big moment for awareness and for the LGBTQ community.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Trump Accused of Inciting Violence Against Adam Schiff With ‘Not Paid the Price Yet’ Twitter Threat

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A Sunday morning tweet by Donald Trump attacking Rep. Adam Schiff  has drawn intense scrutiny on Twitter and elsewhere with many suggesting the president is inciting violence or some sort of retribution against the California Democrat whith the phrase Schiff “not paid the price yet.”

According to the president, ““The Impeachment Hoax is a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before. In just two hours the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have seen their phony case absolutely shredded. Shifty is now exposed for illegally making up my phone call, & more!” before adding, “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!”

Appearing on “Meet the Press” Schiff himself agreed that it sounded like a “threat.”

“I think it’s intended to be,” Schiff stated. “But look, it is going to be very difficult for some of these senators to stand up to this president. It really is. There’s just no question about it.”

On Twitter, the president was hammered for his rhetoric, see below:

 

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