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Was the Election of Trump an Act of God? Franklin Graham Wants to Know.

Franklin Graham, the evangelical head of an international non-profit and his Facebook page, from where he addresses his 5 million followers, Thursday posted a tweet rhetorically asking, essentially, if the election of Donald Trump was an act of God:

Graham, who has worked hard to not appear to be breaking IRS rules regarding non-profits and political candidates, has clearly been in support of Donald Trump’s candidacy over Hillary Clinton’s. On social media he frequently posted statements asking followers to vote their hearts, keeping in mind their beliefs on issues like abortion – the right to which Trump opposes and Clinton supports.

See? Not endorsing any candidate. Not exactly.

Just days before the election, Graham tweeted:

Trump frequently called himself the “law and order candidate.” Clinton was unfairly accused of defending a child rapist while a young attorney, while in fact, “Clinton reluctantly took on the case, which ended with a plea bargain for the defendant.”

In fact, Graham was so actively not taking sides in the election, so actively not jeopardizing his organization’s non-profit status (he runs Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief agency, and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, both of which he says are ministries,) he took to the road for many months this year, touring all 50 states – not telling people who they should vote for, just discussing God and the bible, in terms that reflect Trump’s supposed views.

“More than 230,000 people joined him in person as he challenged believers to pray, vote and engage in the political process,” the webpage for his DecisionAmerica tour states. “He also shared the Gospel at each stop, resulting in thousands of indicated decisions to accept Jesus Christ.”

While not endorsing any candidate, Graham made sure his followers – thousands showed at rallies across the country – knew exactly who they should vote for, biblically.

He even asked them to sign a pledge – still while not actively endorsing any candidate:

What does that pledge say?

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Just remember, Franklin Graham never endorsed Trump.

 

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Rupert Murdoch Is a ‘Domestic Threat’ Says Never-Trumper Over Tucker Carlson’s Upcoming Jan. 6 Special

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Stuart Stevens is calling out News Corp founder and chief Rupert Murdoch as a “domestic threat” in response to a stunning preview clip from Fox News’ top personality, Tucker Carlson, that falsely paints Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection as a false flag operation by Democrats.

“If Rupert Murdoch were applying for American citizenship today, there would be ample evidence to classify him as a domestic threat and deny citizenship,” Stevens says of Murdoch, an Australian-born naturalized U.S. citizen. “He’s a dangerous man who should be treated as the anti-democratic propagandist he is.”

Stevens is known as one of the top Republican strategists who became a never-Trumper and co-founded The Lincoln Project. Murdoch owns News Corp, the parent company of Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and numerous other outlets across the globe. He became a U.S. citizen in 1985 to meet the requirements to purchase and own TV stations.

The clip of Tucker Carlson’s three-part series on the January 6 insurrection (below) is being called “fucking insane” by fellow never-Trumper Tim Miller, a former GOP strategist.

“I’d like to focus in on the fact that Fox is hosting one of the main architects of the Stop The Steal insurrection Ali Akbar Alexander for this 1/6 special,” Miller adds. “Going full Newsmax.”

In a scathing strike against Carlson, former Obama HUD deputy assistant secretary Brandon Friedman compared the Fox News personality to a radio station known for helping to incite the Rwandan genocide in which more than one million people died and up to half a million women were raped.

Here’s the clip, which is loaded with falsehoods and anti-American, anti-democracy propaganda:

 

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‘Your Entire Resume Skippy’: Madison Cawthorn Mocked After Asking ‘What’s the Biggest Lie a Politician’s Ever Told?’

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Madison Cawthorn

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) is getting blasted after attacking President Joe Biden.

“What’s the biggest lie a politician has ever told?” Cawthorn asked. “Biden said that the $3.5 TRILLION spending bill will cost zero dollars.”

It did not go well for him, with many pointing to his own well-documented and debunked lies.

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was among those reminding Americans that Cawthorn lied when he claimed his tragic auto accident “derailed” his naval career.

An investigation by his hometown newspaper, citing a 2017 sworn deposition reveals “Cawthorn admitted his application to the academy had already been rejected before the crash.”

But on his campaign website Cawthorn claimed, “Madison’s plans were derailed … after he nearly died in a tragic automobile accident that left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair.”

Others slammed Cawthorn and some shared more of Cawthorn’s lies and allegations of sexual misconduct against him:

 

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‘Unemployable’ Jeffrey Clark Can’t Find a Job After Trying to Help Trump Overturn the Election: Report

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The far-right attorney who sought to take control of the Department of Justice to keep Trump in power despite losing the 2020 election is facing professional consequences for his anti-democratic actions.

“The Trump taint is sticking to Jeffrey Clark,” Business Insider reported Thursday. “In the 10 months since the would-be Justice Department coup, Clark’s name has been scrubbed from the conservative legal group where he’d landed his first post-Trump job. He lawyered up in the face of congressional scrutiny. But, just days before his Friday interview with the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, Clark parted ways with the defense lawyer Robert Driscoll, Politico reported late Wednesday.”

Clark is just the latest attorney to suffer repercussions for their relationship with Trump.

“In the eyes of several former colleagues, Clark has joined the ranks of once respected conservative lawyers — including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the former prosecutor Sidney Powell, and the constitutional scholar John Eastman — who have been burned flying too close to Trump,” the report noted.

One former official explained the pity felt for Clark.

“Honestly, I feel bad that the guy appears to have been canceled. He made his own bed, but I don’t wish anyone to be unemployable,” the former official said.

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