The conservative poll Donald Trump could not win

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A Few Reasons Mike Huckabee Doubts Obama’s Professed Commitment to Religious Freedom.

First up from the God Machine this week a look at the religious right movement’s largest annual event, which kicked off yesterday in Washington, D.C.

Republican presidential politicians may have grabbed the headlines at Friday’s Values Voter Summit, but Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and pro-life video-maker David Daleiden got the heroes’ welcomes. “I am only one, but we are many,” said Ms.“I think it’s wonderful, frankly,” Donald Trump told me as he walked through the lobby of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Friday.Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos… Today in breaking news: Fed up with his annoying coworkers, an emotional Ohio man on Friday abruptly quit his terrible job.WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said many of the undocumented immigrants arriving at the southern U.S. border aren’t impoverished Latin Americans but rather foreign invaders from Iraq and Russia. Trump had just arrived to speak at the Voters Value Summit, an annual confab for evangelical conservatives hosted by the Family Research Council, and it seemed as if he was hearing the news of John Boehner’s resignation from Congress for the first time. “Well, I think that’s a big, that’s a big statement—This just happened, right?” Trump said when he was first asked to comment on the news, which broke Friday morning.

The devout Christian, who tearfully thanked Jesus Christ in her brief statement at the summit, has said she is seeking to obey “God’s authority,” and is seeking religious accommodation from the state. “When one person stands, it has an impact,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel and an attorney for Ms. On Wednesday, during the welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis at the White House, Obama said, “So we stand with you in defense of religious freedom and interfaith dialogue, knowing that people everywhere must be able to live out their faith free from fear and free from intimidation.” Huckabee was referring to the Obama administration’s lawsuit to force the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity, to pay for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs for their employees, even though it violates their religious views. In no time, Trump decided how he felt about Boehner leaving Congress—where he’s represented Ohio’s 8th District since 1991—and his post as Speaker of the House, where he’s served since 2011: happy. First off, it just so happened to be taking place when news broke of John Boehner’s resignation, and the candidate reactions made evident the establishment v. outsider divide. Rubio, Cruz, Santorum, Trump, Huckabee, Carson and Jindal each said good riddance to Boehner, drawing loud applause from the gathering of conservative activists.

In 2013, nearly 93% of apprehensions at the border were immigrants coming from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador, according to the DHS figures. He also referred to Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was hauled off to jail at one point for refusing a court order to issue gay marriage licenses, and also the Klein family, which owns a bakery in Oregon and was fined $135,000 by the state for refusing to cater a gay wedding. “If he really believes in it, then he needs to turn the Justice Department loose in defending the religious liberty of people whose faith has been completely trampled upon by over reaching government actions,” Huckabee said. Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Lindsey Graham — seen as probably the three GOP candidates most closely aligned with the party’s establishment — released tweets or statements that struck a much more positive tone towards Boehner’s service. Carson’s comments on immigrants stood in contrast to former Texas governor Rick Perry, who spoke moments before him and quoted Bible verses in calling on members of his party to strike a more welcoming tone to immigrants. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson finished in second, which also could be considered surprising considering Carson, another social conservative, has in recent weeks climbed to the top or near the top of several polls.

It has has now released 10 undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials and others discussing “how to use illegal partial-birth abortion procedures to harvest the hearts, lungs, livers and brains of live babies for profit,” he said. The Values Voters summit also gave us a glimpse of the places in the GOP electorate where Trump’s demeanor could start to splinter his unusual coalition. Perry also took a veiled jab at current GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who’s made cracking down on immigration the central plank of his campaign. “Demeaning people of Hispanic origin is not just ignorant. To anyone who would say that videos don’t show Planned Parenthood engaged in federal felonies, “I would just say that you’re not listening hard enough,” said Mr. NBC’s Katy Tur reports that Donald Trump got loud and prolonged boos after he blasted Marco Rubio as a “clown.” Trump did get a very warm reception at other parts of his speech, but Tur reports that the general feeling of the crowd was that the real estate mogul would have been better served sticking to attacking Rubio’s previous work on immigration.

Conservative activists like those gathered for the summit play an influential role in early voting states like Iowa and South Carolina, and the reaction to Trump is another sign they aren’t all on board with his brash, brawling style. My only request is, can you come by more often?” “It seems to me the country will be better served with a strong, conservative speaker,” he said. “And what I hope more than anything is that the next speaker demonstrates a fidelity to the promises we made to the men and women who elected us.” Conservatives are frustrated with Washington, Cruz added, because even though they’re winning elections, conservative lawmakers are not governing as far to the right as they tend to promise during their campaigns. “This is an opportunity for a new speaker who will take it as a solemn commitment to the men and women that elected us that he or she is going to do exactly what we told the voters we will do,” he said. “I will say the early reports are discouraging if it is correct that the speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama administration for the rest of the tenure,” Cruz said, although he declined to specify where he had heard this report. Marco Rubio finished fourth and billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who leads most national polls among Republican but is not considered a social conservative, finished fifth. She and her top officials have repeatedly said they have followed federal laws regarding fetal tissue donation, and have been subjected to a smear campaign by Mr. The spray-painted phrases included ‘this is for France’ and ‘Nazis speak Arabic.’ Center spokesman Muhammad Babar says he filed a police report, and the FBI is involved in the investigating the incident, which is being called a hate crime.” * An Alabama police chief this week “used her own money to purchase Bible verse decals for the department’s patrol vehicles.” The Bible verse from Matthew 5:9 states: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (thanks to my colleague Laura Conaway for the heads-up). * As if Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) hasn’t already faced enough controversy, he’s now being accused of using his office to promote Christianity and of coercing employees to attend religious services. * The Dalai Lama this week “canceled all of his U.S. visits for October because of medical reasons.” He is, however, in Minnesota, receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic. * And TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network aired another interview with Donald Trump this week, asking the GOP candidate what God means to him.

When Boehner got into Congress, Santorum—a former member of Republican leadership himself—told me through his teeth as he smiled for a photo with a fan, he was a “strong, principled conservative,” but no more. And from Mark Murray: On the same day that House Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation, a whopping 72 percent of Republican primary voters said they were dissatisfied with his and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to achieve GOP goals, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Carson got 18 percent of the vote, or 204 votes; Huckabee received 14 percent, or 166 votes; Rubio received 13 percent, or 148 votes; and Trump got 5 percent, or 56 votes. The former Pennsylvania senator recalled telling a journalist that, due to the undercover videos made by the Center for Medical Progress, “not only should we defund Planned Parenthood, we should be prosecuting Planned Parenthood.” “And I said, well, the procedures that we saw described in these videos I know very well, because they were partial-birth abortions,” Mr.

Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, also jumped into the abortion issue, promising that one of his first acts as president would be to have the Department of Justice “open an investigation into Planned Parenthood and these horrible videos.” Louisiana Gov. At the UN on Friday, President Obama perhaps best summed it up himself when he said that Boehner is “somebody who understands that in government and in governance you don’t get 100 percent of what you want.” Right-wing rage seemed to only increase when ultra-conservative allies in Congress were unable to overthrow Boehner, which was somehow viewed as Boehner’s fault, rather than the rag-tag group of conservatives tasked with staging the always-unsuccessful coups. Those seeking to oust him as retaliation for compromising were so hapless that they circulated a document detailing their plan for a coup, called, “YOU WOULD BE FIRED IF THIS GOES OUT,” which Congressman Tim Huelskamp was photographed reading on his iPad. Nowhere was the childlike right-wing frustration with Boehner more apparent than in Donald Trump’s speech. “We had some big news today with Boehner,” Trump said. And like a pack of trained seals the crowd erupted, once again, into applause. “We have a country that’s in such danger and such trouble, we don’t have the time to be politically correct,” Trump said. “Speaker Boehner—some people like him on a personal basis.

Santorum chided other Republican presidential candidates for saying the nation should “move on” and accept the Supreme Court’s June gay marriage ruling. The Obergefell decision made it clear that private citizens and private organizations can speak and advocate against gay marriage, as they are protected by the First Amendment, said Mr. They’re gonna do all of these things!” Trump, the candidate who has promised to build a wall on the U.S.–Mexico border and force Mexico to foot the bill and who, during his speech on Friday, promised that as president he would force people and private businesses to say “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays,” wanted to make sure the crowd understood that politicians are lying when they make such promises. “They come down to these magnificent vaulted ceilings that you see all over Washington and what happens?,” the former Democrat said. “They become different people. Shackelford. “If you take that for what it is saying, you cannot use Obergefell as a weapon to attack people who believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said.

Others honored Friday for standing up for their religious beliefs in gay rights battles were Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein; Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman; Casey Davis, another Kentucky clerk who will not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples; Richard and Betty Odgaard, who are selling their Iowa church after being taken to court over gay marriage; Kelvin Cochran, who was fired from his job as Atlanta fire chief for bringing a self-published book that cited biblical prohibitions on homosexuality to work; and retired Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Tony Perkins, president of FRC and FRA Action, opened the summit by reminding the audience that “by using our freedoms, we can preserve our freedoms” — and “one of our freedoms that is under the greatest assault is our religious freedom.” “It is time for all God-fearing, all values voters to take a stand for our faith and for our freedom — will you join me in standing for our freedoms?” “It’s the faith community” that will stand up for the traditional family, said Mark Smith, president of Ohio Christian University, another summit sponsor.

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