November 01, 2018 - Thursday
Libs Take a Step in the Right Deception
Not everyone is waiting until next Tuesday to have their say in the midterm elections. As of yesterday, a whopping 24 million votes had already been cast -- blowing past the early voting total from 2014 (21 million). If there's one thing both sides have going for them, it's enthusiasm. With people flooding polling places, the long lines can only mean one thing: turnout will win the day.
It's a wave all right -- but the color is red, white, and blue. The numbers are so staggering that some pollsters think the country might crack 50 percent turnout -- a level we haven't reached in almost 50 years. Believe it or not, some states have more than doubled the votes people cast at this point in 2014 -- and others have just flat-out surpassed early turnout for the entire election.
And here's an interesting nugget. At this point in 2016, 43 percent of early voters were Democrats and 40 percent were Republicans. But Donald Trump won the White House and Republicans held the House and Senate. As of Wednesday, NBC reports, 43 percent of early voters are Republicans and 41 percent are Democrats. Read into that what you will, but despite what Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says, the House is obviously still very much up for grabs.
That's exactly what the other side is afraid of. For all of their big talk that Congress is in the bag, they have to be very worried by the GOP's new enthusiasm. With President Trump on more than a state-a-day pace to rally voters, conservatives are revved up. They're disgusted by what they've seen across the country these last few months – not just the profound lack of decency, but the brute power angry liberals are using to get their way. It reminds them of the government power Barack Obama used against people of faith at work, school, and in public life. And they're determined not to go back.
Make no mistake: Republicans still have their work cut out for them. As we saw in the Brett Kavanaugh debate, some liberals will do whatever they can to take control of Congress and force their agenda on the nation. And that includes outright deception! In Texas, conservatives were astonished at how low some people will stoop to dupe voters. Supporters of Democrat Beto O'Rourke, Senator Ted Cruz's (R) challenger, actually printed fake voter guides and swapped them out for the Vision America version that was distributed in churches across Texas. "They kept our logo, our look, our colors, but they flipped the issues of the candidates," Vision America President John Graves said. "The fake voter guides clearly favored O'Rourke. They made Ted Cruz look like he was pro-abortion."
"I've been around this type of work for 20 years," Graves shook his head, "and I've never seen anyone go to this level of deceit and dishonesty to try to deceive Christians." He told our listeners on "Washington Watch" that Vision America didn't know anything was amiss until they started fielding calls from churches who couldn't believe what they were reading. "They left the scriptures on... [but] they switched the positions of the candidates." But, he points out, "What was more shocking about it was that they didn't just send out deceit in campaign mailings... They literally altered them, walked inside the house of God, inside the church, and co-mingled them on the tables where people could get them." And if a party can't win honestly, what makes anyone think they'll govern honestly?
Another group that knows an awful lot about defrauding Americans is sinking an awful lot of money into the elections. With Donald Trump in the White House and pro-lifers in control of Congress, Planned Parenthood knows the days of abortion-on-demand could be numbered. So this year, the group is betting the farm on the midterms with a combined $50 million push to stop Republicans from protecting unborn lives.
In a new report from Live Action, Lila Rose's group tallies the monster donations to radical candidates, pointing out that between Parenthood Votes, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federal PAC and their joint efforts, America's biggest abortion business will spend more than it ever has to send pro-abortion politicians to state and federal offices. Of course, it's illegal to spend taxpayer dollars on campaigns, but the governments' half-billion investment in Planned Parenthood doesn't exactly hurt the effort either.
It's a vicious cycle. The government scratches Planned Parenthood's back, then Planned Parenthood turns around and uses that money to elect people who will keep their funding stream intact. The "$500 million in taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood for nominal health services frees up donors to give to Planned Parenthood's political arms rather than to health services," Live Action explains.
Imagine if the organization had to operate like the nonprofit it supposedly is. Without taxpayers, Planned Parenthood wouldn't have the luxury of diverting money to politics. They'd be forced to use their donations for actual services -- like everyone else. Instead, they're weaponizing the taxpayers' own money against them. If you're as tired of that as the rest of America, get out and show it! Elect men and women next Tuesday who'll end our forced partnership with Planned Parenthood. To find out who that is, check out the FRC Action Voter Guide.