Did you know that Idaho has the fastest growing population of any state in the entire country? I was very surprised when my friend Tom mentioned this, and I decided to go check it out for myself. And I found out that it is actually true. In particular, north Idaho is growing by leaps and bounds. It seems like half the people that I meet have moved into the area within the past 10 years, and most of them are coming from liberal hellholes such as California. People are sick and tired of leftist control freaks trying to micromanage every aspect of their lives, and so they are flocking to places such as north Idaho were people are still trying to live free.
As a result of all of this migration, Idaho has become one of the most conservative states in the entire nation. There are two congressional districts in Idaho, and right now the first congressional district is being represented by Raul Labrador. He is moving on to run for governor, and so we have a situation where there is an open seat.
I am one of the six people that are running to replace Raul Labrador, and this is the most wide open congressional race that I have seen in my entire life. The latest numbers that we have indicate that up to 70 percent of voters in this district are undecided. None of the candidates has very much name recognition or voter support at this point, and the Republican primary is less than five months away.
My team is working on a brand new strategy to get our message to the 800,000+ people living in this district much more effectively than the other candidates can, but at this moment some of the other candidates have been able to raise a little bit more money than we have. Our absolutely crucial December 31st FEC fundraising deadline is just 8 days away, and this is our last chance to make a good impression with Republicans on the national level. Unfortunately, the March 31st deadline is simply too close to the primary to matter. If you plan to help us with this campaign, we could really, really use your help right now…
Many have told us that they will write us big checks if we win the primary. But at that point it will be a done deal. This district is considered to be very, very safe for Republicans because it is so conservative, and so whoever wins the Republican primary will be the next member of Congress from this district.
We plan to launch the next phase of our campaign at the beginning of January, and from that point there will be just four and a half months until election day. Over that time we have to get our message to more than 800,000 people, and we can do it cheaper than the other guys can, but we are still going to need plenty of resources. I am asking everyone that is willing to stand with us to consider donating at this extremely critical time…
In the end, this race is going to be just like races all over the country in 2018. It is going to be a referendum on President Trump, and I am the pro-Trump option in this race.
Whoever is elected in this district is going to make decisions that affect every man, woman and child in the entire country once they get to Washington. Do you want this open seat to be filled by someone that is going to block President Trump’s agenda, or do you want someone that will fight like crazy to implement the Make America Great Again agenda? If you stand with President Trump, the best thing that you can do for Trump in 2018 is to support pro-Trump candidates for Congress such as myself…
Over the next four months I will write when I can, but I am going to be pouring everything that I have got into this campaign. It is going to be an immense sacrifice of time, energy, emotion and income, but there is no other choice. If one of the establishment candidates takes this open seat, it will be a major disaster.
I haven’t told you all what I have been going through behind the scenes. We are being brutally dragged through the mud behind closed doors, and one of the other candidates has viciously attacked my faith repeatedly.
There are certainly lines that must never be crossed in a campaign, and attacking someone’s faith is one of them. I am a Bible-believing Christian, and I won’t apologize for that.
I believe that good and decent people will have the last laugh in this case, and that the people of Idaho will choose to reject any candidate that attacks the faith of Bible-believing Christians.
The good news is that none of the other candidates is doing very well so far. Personally, I thought that a couple of them would be doing so much better, but they are blowing it.
That has given us time to get our act together, and we have needed it. Now we have a great plan to get our very simple message to more than 800,000 people over the next four months, and the only ingredient that we are missing is the resources that are necessary in order to execute that plan.
I will just be very honest and tell you that I need your help. We literally need a miracle, because we are way behind our goal for our fundraising deadline on December 31st, and over the next couple of months somehow we need to raise enough money to reach hundreds of thousands of undecided voters…
If someone else raises more money and does a better job of reaching the undecided voters, that could be the difference on election day.
But I do not believe that will happen. I believe that members of the Trump army all over the nation will rise up and form an unbeatable team behind pro-Trump candidates such as myself. Just like in November 2016, if we can activate all of the “deplorables” out there then there will be no way that we can lose.
The fate of the Trump movement is in our hands. For many years, I was convinced that we would never be able to wrestle control of the government away from the establishment, but Donald Trump pulled off a miracle. He was able to win the presidency, but the battle is far from over.
Now we must take Congress, and we are asking for your help. The future of this nation is literally hanging in the balance, and this is a battle that we cannot afford to lose.
Tonight, I am writing this from my little office where I have spent more time than anywhere else over the past six years. During the day, I can look out the window and see snow-capped mountain peaks all the way on the other side of the valley. Life is so simple and so beautiful here, and in my wildest dreams I never imagined that our nice, quiet life would be interrupted by a run for Congress. But then that fateful day in May arrived, and life hasn’t been the same for Meranda and I ever since.
Whoever ultimately wins this race is not just going to be making decisions that affect Idaho. The decisions that members of Congress make affect every man, woman and child in the entire country, and that means that whoever wins this race is going to be making decisions that have a direct impact on your life no matter where you live.
Unfortunately, if I don’t win this race someone really bad will almost certainly take this seat. For example, one of the leading candidates is currently a member of the state legislature, and he has a voting record that is so bad that it was once given an “F-“ grade by the Idaho Freedom Foundation.
Yes, you read that correctly.
I didn’t even know that you could get below an “F” grade. For the most recent session, his vote index score was 42.3 out of 100. This was the lowest score for any Republican, and there were actually only four Democrats that had a voting record that was as bad or worse than his.
The other member of the state legislature that has entered this race is almost nearly as bad. Her vote index score for the most recent session was 54.3, and she is widely known to be an extremely liberal Republican.
I once wondered why the Lord would lead me to enter this race, but now it is becoming crystal clear. If I don’t win, this seat will almost certainly be won by one of these RINOs, and we cannot allow that to happen.
December 31st is the most important financial deadline that our campaign is facing so far. Last week I explained that we desperately need to raise $30,000 by the end of December, and only a couple thousand dollars has come in so far. I know that most people are entirely focused on the holidays this time of the year, but I cannot stress hard enough how much we need your help right now. During the first three months of 2018, Republican organizations all over the country will decide who they are going to back in this race, and it is absolutely imperative that we have good numbers to report to them. If you would like to make a donation to the campaign, you can do so at this link…
Of the six candidates in this race, at this point we are projecting that we will come in either fourth or fifth in fundraising this quarter at our current pace.
That would be a disaster.
According to virtually every other measurement, we are absolutely crushing our competition in this race. We are reaching the most voters, we have more campaign website traffic than anyone else, we are destroying our opponents on social media, and we received more votes in the most recent online poll than all of the other candidates combined.
But if we don’t finish in the top three in fundraising this quarter, top Republicans on the national level aren’t going to care about any of that.
In fact, I know exactly what they are going to say to me when I talk to them.
They are going to say that I had a nice start, but that I wasn’t able to raise enough money to take it across the finish line.
This is literally our last chance to impress Republicans on the national level. The next report after this one won’t come out until just over a month before the election, and that will be way too late.
I need everyone that believes in this campaign to stand with us now. There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of people that have volunteered or donated so far, and we cannot let them down. If you would like to become a part of the team, you can donate online right here…
Earlier this evening, Meranda and I attended a celebration in town. Everyone there was so excited about our race for Congress, and that was very encouraging to see. At one point someone asked me for a yard sign, but I had to admit that we don’t have one to give him right now. Demand for campaign materials has been crazy, and we are starting to run out of just about everything.
So we need to print up more signs, more brochures and more mailers. More than 800,000 people live in this district, and we need to get our message to every single one of them if we hope to win.
Can you imagine how much it costs to reach 800,000 people?
Without your help, we are not going to be able to do that. Would you help us print the campaign materials that we desperately need? The donation limit per campaign cycle is $2,700 per person. That means that a husband and a wife can collectively donate $5,400. If just one couple was willing to help us at that level, we would be able to print up all of the materials that we currently need…
Right now we are actually offering a free bumper sticker to any voter in our district that wants one. It is a great way to spread the word about the campaign, and it doesn’t cost a lot to print them up. We are able to get things done much cheaper than other campaigns are able to, and I am blessed to be working with people that can stretch one dollar into four or five.
Even though a couple of the other campaigns have raised more money than us so far, nobody else can match what we are doing, and we want to take things to the next level. But we need resources in order to do that, and this is such a critical time.
Over the next few weeks, this race is really going to take shape. It is absolutely imperative that we are considered one of the leading contenders, and with your help we can get there.
I have been told that the only way that we can lose this race is if someone else raises much more money than us. So far, nobody in this race has been able to raise much money, and that has given us time to get our act together.
Fundraising is new to me, and I am sure that if I was willing to be dishonest that I could do so much better. All I know how to do is to tell you the truth and hope that you will support what we are trying to do.
This is our campaign, and we literally have people from coast to coast that are praying for us. Please pray for blessing, protection and that God’s will would be done. And if you would like to bless our campaign financially, we would greatly, greatly appreciate the help…
I wish that I could sit down with you in your living room and show you how close to victory we are. Things are looking so much brighter for our campaign than they were a couple of months ago, and we now have a campaign team that literally stretches from the very top county in the state to the very bottom county in the state.
But this is still very much a wide open race. Since Raul Labrador is running for governor, there is no incumbent, and there are six of us that are running to replace him. The numbers tell us that name recognition and voter support for the other five candidates is very low, and most voters are still in the “undecided” category.
We need to reach those undecided voters before the other guys are able to. We know exactly how to do that, and we just need the fuel in our tanks to be able to get that done. If you were ever going to give to the campaign, now is the time…
December 31st is the most important deadline that our campaign for Congress has faced so far. All over the country people will be watching to see how much money we raised in the fourth quarter, and a good result could mean lots of support and contributions from Republican organizations all over the country. But a bad result would be disastrous. The key will be to show that we raised more money during our second quarter than we did during our first quarter, and right now we are behind that pace. This time of the year people are so preoccupied with holiday preparations, and so many political campaigns go into “hibernation mode” until after the first of the year. But we cannot afford to do that, because what will happen over the next few weeks could be the deciding factor in whether we win or not next May. If we can raise $30,000 by December 31st we will be where we need to be, and if you would like to help you can do so right here…
We won the most recent online poll by a landslide, and it was wonderful to see such enthusiasm for our campaign, but the truth is that most voters here in Idaho are still undecided. Whoever reaches those undecided voters the best is likely to win, and we need resources in order to do that.
At this moment, nobody in this race has raised very much money at all, but a couple of my opponents have been raising more money than I have. So even though I am the most conservative candidate in this race and I have the best message by a very wide margin, there is a danger that they could do a better job of reaching the undecided voters by simply outspending me.
I very much need your help. If every one of my readers were to donate just $10 today, I could permanently stop raising funds for the campaign tomorrow, but so far only a very small fraction of my readers have responded. Even with such a small response, we are still on the same playing field as the other guys, but if more of you join the team we could pass them easily. Please help us this month, because we very much need it…
We have been working really hard, and we believe that we will have some game changing announcements in the coming weeks. That is all that I can really share right now. This campaign is a 24 hour endeavor, and there is one key member of the team that has literally been sleeping just a couple of hours a night for the past several weeks.
We are pouring our hearts and our souls into this thing, because we believe that fighting for our country is the right thing to do. A good friend told me today that I look tired, and I had to admit that I am actually quite exhausted. But the election is now just a little over five months away, and so we are in a mad sprint to the finish line.
If you appreciate what we are doing, please consider adding us to your gift list this December. When you give the gift of liberty, you are doing something far more meaningful than giving someone a fruitcake or an ugly holiday sweater that they will never use. If you would like to send us some desperately needed help, you can find everything that you need at this link…
This campaign has been such a walk of faith for all of us. We are putting immense amounts of time, effort and energy into this campaign, and we don’t know if the resources that we need are going to be there in the end. We are just trusting that our Father will move in the hearts of our supporters to send us what we need when it is time. Our reputations are on the line, and there have been times when it has looked like we could fall flat on our faces, but God keeps doing little miracle after little miracle.
The next three weeks are going to tell us a lot. During this time we are going to be meeting with some of the most important Republicans in the entire nation, and it is absolutely imperative that we have some good news to share with them. We just can’t show up with a bunch of happy talk and hope to persuade these individuals that they should get involved in the campaign. We must have some good numbers to show them, and so that is why I am pleading for your help tonight…
I have said it before, but now this is more true than ever – it is do or die time for our campaign. This campaign belongs to every single one of you that has volunteered, donated, promoted the material on our campaign Facebook page or has emailed friends and family about what we are trying to do. Everyone that has gotten involved is invested in the outcome of this campaign, and after all of the sacrifices that so many of you have made, I feel such a duty to work harder than I have ever worked before all the way through election day on May 15th.
Tonight I am so exhausted that I didn’t really want to sit down and write a campaign update. But I must keep going, because there is no way that I am going to let down the others that have sacrificed so much for the team. Just recently, a precious friend of mine that lives in another state sent a 5 dollar bill to help our campaign. In a note she explained that she was retired and was living on an extremely limited income, but she very much wanted to do something to help our efforts. That note pierced my heart, and it redoubled my determination not to let anyone down. Even if you can only give just a single dollar that makes you part of the team, and if you would like to become part of what we are doing you can do so at this link…
I can’t promise you that we will win, but I can promise you that we are going to work like mad all the way through May 15th. Some of the best political minds and most influential conservatives in the entire state are on our side, and we are gaining more momentum with each passing day.
I believe that we are on the verge of some major breakthroughs, and I believe that we will have some extremely exciting news to share with you very soon.
But for now please keep praying and please keep spreading the word about our campaign. Our efforts are making a huge difference, and in just a few months we are going to shock the entire country with how well we do on election day.
Wouldn’t it be great if Congress was absolutely packed with strong constitutional conservatives that consistently fought for true conservative values? It has been said that our government is a reflection of who we are as a people, and the only way that we are going to take our government back is if we fight for it. I have talked to so many conservatives that are sick and tired of being betrayed by “Republicans in name only” over and over again, but the only way that we are going to break this cycle is if good people start running and if we get behind them. Personally, I am in a very tight race in Idaho’s first congressional district, and the only way that I can win is if it is a total team effort. There is no way that I can do this alone, and fortunately we have had some absolutely extraordinary people get involved in the campaign as volunteers. But if you don’t have the time to serve as a volunteer, you can still contribute to the campaign in other ways. Today we are launching our “2016 Money Bomb”, and the deadline for participating is November 30th. If you would like to donate, you can do so here…
Our first tier goal for the money bomb is $4,500, which will help us cover the cost of desperately needed campaign materials. The good news is that there is an overwhelming demand for campaign materials all over the district, but now we are running low on almost everything. Our county chairs are telling us that they need more signs, more bumper stickers and more brochures, and we are working hard to get them everything that they need.
Our second tier goal for the money bomb is $15,000, which will help us get our message directly to the voters. Thanks to cutting edge voter outreach technology, we can reach voters much more cheaply than my opponents can. For just $17, we can get our message out to 200 voters or more, and every vote is going to count in this very tight race. Our goal is 50,000 votes, and if we reach that goal we are definitely going to win this election.
Our third tier goal for the money bomb is $25,000, and if we hit that goal we are going to be able to create an unbelievable amount of momentum for our campaign. None of my five opponents has raised very much money yet, and if we can raise $25,000 during our “2016 Money Bomb”, that is going to be a gamechanger.
One of the things that we need resources for is to create higher quality videos. If you want to get an idea of what we have done so far, check out this YouTube video…
This kind of raw video is really resonating with voters, but we can do so much better. We just need help to get there.
Previously, I never understood why politicians seemed to be fundraising all the time. I always figured that they should be spending their time in more productive ways, but now that I am immersed in this campaign I understand. In order to turn this country around, we have got to get our message out to the voters, and the only way that we can get our message out to the voters is if we have the resources to do it.
A lot of people out there don’t understand that we don’t just vote at the voting box. We vote with our dollars too, and right now Democrats and establishment Republicans are giving millions upon millions of dollars to their candidates for the 2018 elections.
If we are going to get back to the U.S. Constitution and restore our liberties and freedoms, we have got to fight fire with fire. We can’t sit back and wait for someone else to take action, because that is what way too many true conservatives have been doing for decades. The other side wants us to believe that it is hopeless and that we can never change the system. But I believe that we can make dramatic changes if we will just work together.
If every one of my readers donated just $10 to the campaign, we would raise more money than all of the other candidates combined and it would be virtually impossible for any of them to win.
Most of us don’t think twice about spending ten dollars at a fast food place for lunch, and so why wouldn’t we invest at least that much in saving the country?
This is our campaign, because we are all in this together. Everyone that has volunteered, donated or contributed in some other way is invested in this campaign, and we need more help. We are literally in a struggle for what the future of this country is going to look like for our children and our grandchildren, and if you would like to join our efforts you can do so right here…
I am going to keep fighting for America as hard as I can every single day, and I am praying for more people to rally to our cause. If you haven’t already done so, please read over the following 22 points and prayerfully consider getting involved in our campaign…
#1 A Pro-Trump Christian Conservative – Michael is the most conservative candidate in this race, and he is proud to stand with President Trump.
#2 It’s Time To Drain The Swamp – The same rules that apply to the rest of us should also apply to Congress, and Michael is going to fight hard to clean up the corruption in Washington.
#3 Every RINO Must Go – Way too many Republicans have been fighting Trump’s agenda and acting like Democrats. It is time to hold them accountable, and that means every ‘Republican in name only’ needs to go.
#4 100% Pro-Life – No money for Planned Parenthood ever. Nearly 60 million babies have been murdered since 1973, and Michael is making an unbreakable pledge to vote against any bill that funds Planned Parenthood 100% of the time.
#5 100% Pro-Gun – The Constitution says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Michael believes that every American has a constitutional right to carry a gun, and he will never back down from defending the Second Amendment even a single inch.
#6 Abolish The IRS & The Income Tax – We didn’t have an income tax from 1872 to 1913, and that was the greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history. As we fight a long-term battle to abolish the income tax, in the short-term we can at least go to a flat tax or a fair tax, both of which would be far superior to what we have now.
#7 Abolish The Federal Reserve – Since the Fed was created in 1913, we have had 18 recessions, the value of the U.S. dollar has fallen by about 98 percent, and the U.S. national debt has gotten more than 6000 times larger. Abolishing this debt-based system is one of the keys to a bright economic future for America.
#8 Getting Federal Bureaucrats Off Our Backs – Michael will work to get the federal government off of the backs of our farmers, our loggers, our miners, our ranchers and our small business owners.
#9 Local Control Of Education – It is time to get the federal government out of the education business. Michael wants to abolish Common Core and the Department of Education, and he wants control over education to be as close to the local level as possible.
#10 Shut Down Big Brother Spying – Government agencies have been conducting unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens for decades, and that needs to stop now.
#11 True Limited Government – President Trump has proposed shutting down more than 60 different government programs and agencies. That would be a good start. Instead of asking which government agencies we should close, we should be asking which government agencies really need to remain open.
#12 100% Repeal Of Obamacare – Rapidly rising health insurance premiums are financially crippling Idaho families. Republicans in Congress have fumbled the ball, and we must repeal Obamacare immediately.
#13 Build The Wall – We need to make sure that everyone comes into this country through the front door. We must end illegal immigration, and so Michael supports President Trump’s call to build a wall on the southern border.
#14 Supporting Our Veterans – Michael’s father is a vet, and Michael will work passionately to make sure that our veterans receive the respect, care and support that they deserve.
#15 Fighting Islamic Terror – Michael fully supports the fight against ISIS, and he will push for legislation that would give local communities all over America the option to say no to refugees from terrorist hotbeds.
#16 Stopping Reckless Government Spending – We are 20 trillion dollars in debt and we continue to steal more than 100 million dollars from future generations every single hour of every single day.
#17 Bringing Jobs Back To America – The U.S. has lost more than 70,000 factories since China joined the WTO in 2001. Our formerly great manufacturing cities now look like war zones, and we desperately need to start making things in this country once again.
#18 Resisting The Globalists – We must strongly fight all attempts by the globalists to erode American sovereignty.
#19 Supporting States Rights – It is almost as if the 10th Amendment doesn’t even exist today. If Michael is elected, this is what his message to the feds will be: ‘Hand over the keys and get out of Idaho’.
#20 Removing The Wolves – Under Bill Clinton, Canadian gray wolves were brought to Idaho. These wolves travel in packs and are killing machines. Michael is 100% committed to removing these wolves from our state.
#21 Holding Judges Accountable – Federal judges that disregard the U.S. Constitution and that choose to legislate from the bench should be subject to impeachment.
#22 An Unashamed Christian – Michael is not ashamed to say that he is a Bible-believing Christian, and if we truly want to make America great again we need to return to the values and principles that this nation was founded upon.
Is this the kind of platform that you can get behind?
If I win, this is only going to be just the beginning. We have already been talking about a national effort to help true conservative candidates win races all around the country. It won’t be easy, but I believe that if we all work together that we can take our government back.
But first we need to win this election, and right now it is a totally wide open race. If you would like to help, here are three immediate ways that you can do so…
1. We need an army of fundraisers – We need people all across America to help us bring in resources for this campaign. Even if you just want to help with mailings, we can get you started right away. Just contact us on our volunteer page and we will guide you through exactly what needs to be done.
2. We need an army of “social media warriors” – Social media is a key battleground for this campaign, and we need a whole host of people from all over the nation to get involved. If you only have a small amount of time, you can greatly help us by liking, sharing and commenting on the material on our official Facebook campaign page on a daily basis. Beyond that, there is so much to be done, and if you want to get involved please contact us.
3. We need more financial contributors – Democrats tend to recruit volunteers easily because many of their supporters tend to have a lot of “free time” on their hands. But conservatives are usually hard at work trying to make a living, and so many of our supporters simply don’t have that much time to put into political campaigns. If you can’t volunteer, you can still be a huge part of what we are doing by becoming a donor…
I want to thank everyone out there that has already been praying, volunteering and contributing. This is a total team effort, and I am so thankful that this campaign has brought us all together.
We now have less than 6 months to go before election day on May 15th, and it is going to be a mad sprint to the finish line. If everybody gets involved, there is no way that we can lose, and so I am asking for your help today.
On November 8th, 2016 we witnessed the greatest miracle in the history of American politics. Leading up to election day, virtually all of the experts were boldly assuring us that Hillary Clinton would be the next president of the United States. Personally, I was quite alarmed about what a Hillary Clinton presidency would mean, because Clinton’s vindictiveness is legendary and my anti-Clinton articles had been seen by millions of people. When Trump shocked the world by winning the election, it was like an entirely new day had just dawned in America. If Donald Trump could become president of the United States, literally anything was possible.
President Trump has been visiting Asia this week, but on Wednesday he took a few moments to thank those that voted for him last November…
President Trump marked the anniversary of his 2016 presidential election win by remembering the “deplorables.”
“Congratulations to all of the ‘DEPLORABLES’ and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!” he tweeted Wednesday, featuring a photo of him and some of his aides aboard Air Force Once.
It has been 12 months, but it is still hard to grasp what happened on that historic night. Nobody in the mainstream media seemed to believe that Trump had a chance, and his shock victory took almost the entire nation by surprise. The following is an extended excerpt from an article that I published on the day after Trump’s victory entitled “Do You Believe In Miracles?”…
After it was all over, I kind of stumbled around my home lost in my thoughts. I was happy, confused, hopeful, stunned and pensive all at the same time. Like so many others, what I thought I knew about politics turned out to be wrong. But in other ways, the election of Donald Trump has confirmed so much of what I know to be right about America.
Ultimately, it was the American people that decided this election, because the elite were doing their best to absolutely bury him.
Never before has the mainstream media been so openly biased against a major party presidential candidate. For months on end they dumped sewage on Trump, but it didn’t work.
Never before has a major party presidential candidate faced a civil war in his own party on the eve of the election. A whole host of big names in the Republican Party publicly announced that they would not vote for Trump, but it didn’t work.
Never before have we seen a bigger October surprise than the lewd tape from 11 year ago that came out and shocked the world. That would have instantly killed the campaign of any normal politician, but it didn’t kill Trump’s campaign.
From the very beginning it seemed like Trump was at war with almost everyone, and somehow he came out on top in the end.
He beat the Bushes and the Clintons.
He beat the Republicans and the Democrats.
He beat Hollywood and the mainstream media.
He beat the pollsters and the pundits.
He beat the never-Trumpers and the billionaire donors.
He beat Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Beyonce, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Lebron James.
He beat the forces of globalism, elitism and political correctness.
He beat CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Barack Obama.
He beat them all.
Millions of us that had worked so hard to get Trump elected were absolutely jubilant, but of course there were millions of others that were bitterly disappointed. If you want to take a walk down memory lane, watch this YouTube video that shows a whole host of liberal talking heads melting down in the aftermath of Trump’s win. They also knew that something had just fundamentally changed in America, and they were not happy about it at all.
Sadly, many Republican politicians have still not embraced Trump, and that is a huge mistake.
“Republican Swamp Thing Gillespie Rejected,” Bannon’s Breitbart News declared in a headline.
Gillespie “did not embrace me or what I stand for,” Trump tweeted from Asia.
The rush to destroy Gillespie — who borrowed some tactics from Trump but kept his distance from the president — points to an escalating fight within the party over whether candidates are better off courting Trump and his loyal base or keeping them at arm’s length.
The left is using the tragedy in Sutherland Springs to demonize the NRA. Personally, I am so sick and tired of these relentless attacks, and I am proud to stand with the NRA, the Gun Owners Of America and every other organization that is working hard to defend our 2nd Amendment rights. As you will see below, it was actually the intervention of an NRA instructor named Stephen Willeford that saved countless lives in Sutherland Springs. And would you like to know how many mass shooters have been members of the NRA? The answer is zero…
Based on the arbitrary definition of a shooting involving at least four deaths, there had been 130 mass shootings in the United States as of June 6, 2017, going back over the last 51 years. (This does not include gang killings, killings that began as other crimes such as robberies, and killings that involved only the shooter’s family.)
Information about how the guns were obtained is incomplete, but 248 different guns were used, at least 141 of which were obtained legally and at least 39 of which were obtained illegally; handguns were the most common weapons used, usually more than one, each of which takes about two seconds to reload, making limited magazines (commonly incorrectly referred to as “clips”) a minor inconvenience. None of the shooters were known to be members of the NRA.
The bad guys in our society are always going to find ways to get guns. Just look at what is happening down in Honduras for example. They have some of the strictest gun laws on the entire planet, and yet their entire nation has become a war zone.
Some say that we have a “mental illness problem”, but I would describe it as a moral and social decay problem. Culture really matters, and our culture has been going down the toilet for decades. If we don’t do something about the rampant decay in our society, violence is going to continue to get worse.
And as violence continues to escalate, I want as many responsibly armed citizens around as possible. Instead of vilifying the NRA, we should be thankful that men like Stephen Willeford are willing to act like heroes…
So much for those who want to vilify the NRA in the wake of the Texas massacre in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday: Stephen Willeford, the man who shot and chased the man who killed 26 people in a Texas church, is an NRA instructor. Willeford insisted, “I’m no hero; I am not. I think my God, my Lord, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done.”
It is a fact that most mass shooters tend to be to the left on the political spectrum, and most of those that have attempted to attacks presidents throughout history have also been on the left. Just check out this list…
Andrew Jackson – shot at by Richard Lawrence (Suspected Democrat plot, no proof.)
Abraham Lincoln – 3 attempts – Democrats, Baltimore, 1861; Democrat confederates, Aug, 1864, Shot at from ambush; shot dead by J.W. Booth, Democrat, April, 1865
James A. Garfield – shot and killed by Charles J. Guiteau, utopian communalist. (Modern progressive.)
William McKinley – shot and killed by Leon Czolgosz, Far left Socialist
Theodore Roosevelt – shot, wounded, by John F. Schrank, Anti third term motive.
Franklin D. Roosevelt – Shot at by Giuseppi Zangara, Marxist, (He missed and killed Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak.)
Harry S. Truman – attacked by Oscar Collazo, Griselio Torreslo, Leftist revolutionaries who wanted a Socialist Puerto Rico.
John F. Kennedy – shot and killed by Lee H. Oswald, Communist.
Richard Nixon – Samuel Byck thought Nixon was oppressing the poor, attempted airplane hijack to crash into White House.
Gerald Ford – Lynette Fromme, Anarchist, Manson girl, waved gun, failed to properly load it; Sara Brady, shot at the president, progressive Socialist, lousy shot.
I have pledged to never move a single inch when it comes to defending our 2nd Amendment rights, and I am asking all of my supporters to stand with me. The left is making gun control one of their highest priorities, and we must never, ever back down.
Opportunistic politicians rush to judgement to write meaningless laws that would further muddy the waters, and leftist ideologues who don’t know a .22 from a .357 condemn all guns and gun owners, wanting to outlaw all firearms, leaving the villains who obtain their guns illegally to continue the mayhem while ordinary citizens would be left with no way to protect their families.
The same people who self-righteously insist on having sanctuary cities for lawbreakers are the ones who scream the loudest for more gun control, completely ignoring their potential for harboring murderers in their midst.
We need thousands more leaders like Charlie Daniels all over the nation.
And we need millions more responsible gun owners such as Stephen Willeford to help protect us from the crazed lunatics like Devin Patrick Kelley that seem to be multiplying in our society.
The NRA and the Gun Owners of America are not the problem.
The truth is that they are a big part of the solution, and those attacking them should be ashamed of themselves.
It is still very, very early, but we continue to get positive signs that all of the hard work that we have put into this campaign is getting the attention of the voters. Last week, the largest and most important political talk radio station in the entire state posted an online poll for our race, and we are winning. In fact, we have more votes than all of the other guys in the race combined. But let’s not get too excited. This is an entirely unscientific poll, and a scientific poll would show a much, much closer race. The truth is that most voters in this district still don’t even know who any of the candidates are, and that means that we have a ton of work ahead of us in this wide open race. In order to win, we need to effectively get our message out to all of these voters, and if you would like to help us do that, you can do so right here…
I don’t want anyone to get overconfident because of the results of this online poll. In the end, it is just a test of enthusiasm. Just like all of the other campaigns, we encouraged our supporters to go vote, and the response was overwhelming. Everywhere I go, I have been telling people that we have more enthusiasm for our campaign than any of the other guys by a wide margin, and this online poll is just more evidence that this is true.
But enthusiasm alone won’t be enough to win this race. Online polls are never very accurate, and we understand that. Name recognition for every candidate in this race is still quite low, and so in order to win next May we are going to have to roll up our sleeves and get to work. The path to victory has never been clearer for our campaign than it is now, but it is going to take all of us. We had set a goal of $25,000 for the last week of September, but we didn’t meet that goal. But we did have our best week of fundraising that last week of September, and we ended up raising more money than my chief opponent Dave Leroy did last quarter. The good news is that none of my opponents have raised that much money yet either, but we don’t want them to race out ahead of us this quarter. If you would like to help put “fuel in the tank”, you can contribute right here…
A few days ago we returned from our longest trip of the campaign so far, and so many incredible people all around the district are getting involved in our campaign. The demand for campaign materials continues to grow, and that means that we are starting to run low in a lot of areas. Here are some of the biggest categories of need at the moment…
#1 Brochures – We printed up 10,000 brochures, but now we are literally down to half a box. I will run through those very shortly, and so we need to print up another 10,000. Ultimately, somewhere around 800,000 people are living in this district, and we would love to get our message into as many of their hands as possible.
#2 Bumper Stickers – We printed up 1,000 bumper stickers, and I just gave away the last ones at our event in Garden Valley. We need to print up at least 2,000 more if we can, and we need them as soon as possible.
#3 Signs – The demand for signs has been crazy. Everywhere we go people are asking for signs, and we are doing our best to keep up. We need more yard signs, more two by four signs, and pretty soon we will need more four by eight signs.
#4 Shirts And Hats – We would like to make these widely available for our supporters, because they are great for spreading awareness about our campaign. Unfortunately, so far we have not had the resources to do that. We have been able to get a few shirts and hats to members of our core team, but we would like to get them in the hands of supporters all over the district.
#5 Mailers – One of the best ways to reach voters in this enormous district is through mailers. My opponents are going to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on mailers, and if they do a better job of getting their message out to the voters we will be in trouble.
If you would like to help fund the resources that we desperately need for this campaign, you can do so here…
Just because we were victorious in one online poll does not mean that we are guaranteed to win this campaign.
Other polls are going to show different results, and scientific polls will show that the vast majority of voters are still completely undecided.
But if we all stand together, and if we work really hard to get our message out to everyone in this district, there is no way that the other guys are going to beat us.
Once again, please don’t let the KIDO online poll fool you. We very much encouraged our people to go vote, and that is really the point of these sorts of online polls. They are more a “test of enthusiasm” than anything else. But without a doubt we are taking this outcome as a positive sign, and in order to keep the momentum going we need your help…
We are going to work harder than any of the other campaigns, and we are going to make every dollar stretch as far as humanly possible. I want to thank everyone that has volunteered and contributed so far, and I have been blown away by the extraordinary people that have reached out to us because they wanted to get involved in what we are doing.
We are on a mission to take our country back. So instead of spending another 50 dollars on Halloween candy, I would encourage you to consider contributing to the campaign instead. You can learn more about where we stand on the issues right here. We are literally fighting on behalf of our children and our grandchildren, and we are going to do all that we can to make sure that this remains the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Once we wake up to how the game is being played, then we will have a real shot at changing things. For decades, the elite have been pulling the strings behind the scenes in both major political parties. That is why nothing has ever seemed to change very much no matter which party has been in power. The agenda of the elite has always seemed to march forward, and ordinary people like us have always been frustrated that we can’t seem to make a difference. But now a shift seems to be taking place. Donald Trump took on the establishment in both major parties, and he miraculously won the presidency. Down in Alabama, the elite spent more than 30 million dollars to defeat Roy Moore, and he still defeated Luther Strange. A political awakening is taking place, and I can’t wait to see what happens during the mid-term elections in 2018.
In Part I and Part II of this series, I talked about how the elite use debt as a tool of enslavement. In Part III, I went over how the elite use the colossal media corporations they own to control what we think. Today, I want to talk about their influence in the realm of politics.
In Washington D.C., it is well understood that the game of politics is all about the money. If I win my election, and online polling suggests that there is a ton of enthusiasm for my campaign, I will be expected to spend most of my time on the phone raising money. As a freshman member of Congress, at orientation it will be explained to me that I am supposed to spend approximately four hours a day doing fundraising, and that is why the House and Senate floors are so empty most of the time.
By law, members of Congress cannot make fundraising calls from their offices, and so both parties have huge call centers just across from the Capitol. Especially around lunch and dinner times (because those are some of the best times to reach people), those call centers are packed as members of the House and Senate run through lists of potential donors.
And it isn’t just about raising money for their own campaigns. As a freshman member of Congress I would be expected to raise at least $200,000 for the NRCC (the National Republican Congressional Committee). If I don’t pay my dues, I would get into big trouble with party leadership.
But you know what? I have already pledged that I am not going to participate in this very corrupt system. If I am sent to Congress, I am going to spend my time doing the job that the people of Idaho sent me there to do.
So will Paul Ryan and the others in leadership get very upset with me for not “paying my dues”?
But it is time for some of us to take a stand and do what is right. Congress has become a cesspool of filth and corruption, and it is time to flush the toilet.
Because if we don’t fight this corrupt system, the influence of money in politics will just get worse and worse. Today, the elite pour millions upon millions of dollars even into small campaigns, and in 2016 it took an average of more than 10 million dollars to win a U.S. Senate seat…
While the White House may not have gone to the biggest spender, an awful lot of House and Senate seats did — as usual. And it was pricier than ever to win them.
This election cycle, an average winning Senate candidate had spent $10.4 million through Oct. 19 (reflecting the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission). That’s a $1.8 million increase over the same period in the 2014 cycle. By the end of last cycle, the number rose to $10.6 million, and a similar uptick is expected this time once post-election and year-end reports are filed.
Once you win, the pressure to raise money for your next campaign never ends.
The elite know this, and they use this pressure to influence votes. Prior to a big vote, lobbyists will make it abundantly clear how they want certain members of Congress to vote, and if they vote the “right way” those members of Congress will be rewarded.
Just across from the U.S. Capitol there are clubs where fancy receptions are regularly held. If you vote the “right way” on a particular bill, you may be invited to one of these receptions, and there will be big, fat donation checks waiting there for you.
Of course most members of Congress have learned how to play the game, and this is why it is nearly impossible to defeat incumbents. Over the past six decades, the re-election rate for members of the House of Representatives has consistently been well over 80 percent, and according to the UVA Center for Politics incumbents actually did far better than that in 2016…
This election cycle, 393 of 435 House representatives, 29 of 34 senators, and five of 12 governors sought reelection (several of the governors were prohibited from seeking another term). Of those, 380 of 393 House members (97%), 27 of 29 senators (93%), and four of five governors (80%) won another term. These members of Congress and governors not only won renomination, but also won in November.
Since World War II, the overall success rate for Senate incumbents has been 84 percent, and the overall success rate for House incumbents has been 94 percent.
Incumbents are almost always armed with huge war chests and most of them have tremendous name recognition, and so toppling them is not easy.
Fortunately, there is no incumbent in my race because Raul Labrador is running for governor. So the race is completely wide open, and right now my campaign has the most enthusiasm by far. If you would like to help me flush the toilet in Washington, I would encourage you to visit MichaelSnyderForCongress.com.
If we don’t fight back, we will never break the stranglehold that the elite have on our political system.
Every generation of Americans has had to stand up and fight for liberty and freedom, and now it is our turn. This particular battle will not be fought with guns and bullets, but rather with ideas, values and principles.
We are part of a movement that is sweeping the nation. Good men and women are rising up to run in federal, state and local races all across the country, and it is absolutely imperative that we all get behind them and support them.
It is time to flush the toilet in Washington D.C., and I am so glad that Steve Bannon has decided to declare “war” on the Republican establishment. For decades, these globalists have told us what we want to hear during election season, but then once they take office they betray us over and over again. It is time to hold Republican members of Congress responsible for betraying the base, and I am so thankful that Bannon is organizing anti-establishment candidates into a cohesive movement. We are going to challenge Republican incumbents all over the nation in 2018, and we are going to win over and over again.
Just look at what happened in Alabama. The Republican establishment spent more than 30 million dollars against Roy Moore and we still won by a very wide margin.
On Monday’s edition of Hannity, Breitbart executive chairman and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon talked about his plan to challenge every Republican Senator up for re-election in 2018 in the primary, except Sen. Ted Cruz. Bannon said Republican incumbents have committed “economic hate crimes” against the “forgotten man.”
Bannon said he is declaring “war” on the Republican establishment and those that don’t back what President Trump ran on. He said there is a “new game in town” and promised to “cut off the oxygen” to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and stop his fundraising for establishment candidates. Bannon said any person running for the Senate in 2018 that wants his support must oppose McConnell as the Republican Leader.
I love this approach. No matter how much the Trump administration tries to work with some of these globalists, the truth is that they are never, ever going to get on board with his agenda.
So the answer is voting them out, and that is going to take a lot of money and a lot of hard work. Fortunately, it sounds like Steve Bannon is ready for the battles that are ahead. Here is more from his interview with Sean Hannity…
HANNITY: Is this a fair statement: Is Steve Bannon declaring war on the establishment that are not for the working men and women in this country?
BANNON: 100%. We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda that Donald Trump ran on and the president of the United States, and that’s the agenda we know that backs the working men and women…
Karl Rove, Steven Law, these guys should get the joke. Their donors are coming to us because they are tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore. It’s a new game in town. We are to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell’s biggest asset is the money. We’re going to make it the biggest liability. We’re going after these guys tooth and nail.
This is music to my ears, because my campaign has already been trying to promote anti-establishment candidates here in Idaho and around the nation. But obviously we need coordination at a national level, and Steve Bannon can do that.
And the environment is right for this kind of movement. The Republicans in Congress have an approval rating that is so small that you can barely see it with a microscope, and the base is sick and tired of these so-called “conservatives” governing like Democrats. The following comes from Rush Limbaugh…
“Some people make an argument that there really isn’t a Republican Party left. I mean, there are people who call themselves that and they go out and raise money and they raise a lot,” he said. “But whereas the party used to be known for one, two, or three very serious things, they’re not anymore,” he said. “When the Republican Party joins the Democratic Party on things like amnesty for illegal immigrants — that’s not the Republican Party.”
Of course 2018 is just another stage in the war. In order to boot all of the globalists out, it is going to take an extended period of time. In fact, Steve Bannon says that he is ready to go to battle for the next twenty years…
To take your country back – it’s not going to happen in any just one election. This is something you’re going to have to grind out day in and day out for the next five, ten, fifteen, twenty years.
It took us a long time to get here. There’s no magic wand we can wave and drain the swamp. There’s no magic wand we can wave and blow up this establishment. I hate to tell people, you’re going to have to work.
But you know what? The grit, determination and courage of the American working men and women – we are going to win.
If you are sick and tired of the Republicans in Congress getting nothing done, then I hope that you will join this fight.
Very few members of Congress are actively fighting for the things that the conservative base truly wants, and it is time to hold them accountable. Next spring, Republican primaries will be held all over the nation, and the truth is that only a small percentage of the population actually votes in primaries.
If we get active and get mobilized, we can fundamentally transform Republican politics in this country. If you live in Idaho, I would encourage you to get involved in my campaign, and if not I would encourage you to help the anti-establishment candidates in your particular state.
We are sick and tired of politics as usual, and the status quo is simply not good enough anymore.
Let me leave you with one final quote from Steve Bannon: “Nobody is safe. We are coming after all of them and we’re going to win.”
I really need your help. As most of you already know, I am running for Congress in Idaho’s first congressional district, and because there is no incumbent the race is totally wide open. I announced that I was running on July 4th, and so September 30th is my very first FEC quarterly reporting deadline. All over the country, prominent Republican donors and key conservative organizations will be judging the strength of my campaign based on how much money I raise this quarter. If I don’t raise enough, I risk losing national support that I otherwise could have received. And even though hundreds of people have been donating from all over the country, we are lagging behind where we need to be, and so I am praying for a $25,000 miracle over the next seven days. If you would like to help this miracle become a reality, you can contribute at this link…
Over the next week, I will be meeting with some of the most influential conservatives in the entire state of Idaho. I will post new articles when I can, but because my schedule is going to be absolutely packed this week it will be tough to get something new posted every day.
As I travel around the state and meet with top conservatives, there are certain points that virtually everyone agrees upon…
-I am the most conservative candidate in this race by a wide margin.
-I have the best message of any of the candidates, and it isn’t even close.
-My team is extremely effective at getting my message to the voters.
-If we can get that message out to every voter in this district the way that we need to, we will win this election.
-The major thing that could keep us from winning the election is a lack of resources.
Because we have the best message, we don’t have to raise more money than the other guys.
But we do have to be at least on the same playing field, and you can help us do that by donating here…
We have been bringing in lots and lots of small donations, but it takes a huge pile of those small donations to keep up with the enormous checks that the professional politicians in this race have been pulling in.
They may not have as many donors as I do, but when wealthy individuals are writing $2700 checks to them it adds up fast.
$2700 just happens to be the max donation that an individual can make to a candidate per campaign cycle, and even though we have had hundreds of large donors to the campaign, we haven’t had anyone donate at that level yet. If you would like to be the first, you can do so here…
Since there is no incumbent, we have a golden opportunity to send a true conservative to Congress. If you are not familiar with my campaign yet, here are some of the things that make me different from the career politicians…
-I am openly calling for all of the RINOs (Republicans in name only) to be voted out.
-I have made an unbreakable pledge to vote against any bill that contains even a single penny of funding for Planned Parenthood.
-I want to abolish the income tax, the IRS and the Federal Reserve.
-I want to repeal the major federal gun laws that are unconstitutionally restricting our 2nd Amendment rights.
-I want to build the wall and do all that I can to stop illegal immigration.
-I want to abolish the Department of Education and return control of education to the local level.
-I would fight like mad to stop the reckless borrowing which has put us 20 trillion dollars in debt.
-I would fight for a 100% repeal of Obamacare and to restore free market principles to our healthcare system.
-I want to clean up the corruption in Washington, institute term limits, and make our Congress critters live by the same rules that apply to everyone else.
-And I am unashamed to say that I am running on a pro-liberty platform and that I want to restore the constitutional Republic that our forefathers fought and died to establish.
You can read much more about my issue positions right here, and if you believe in what we are trying to do, I would like to ask for your support for our campaign…
Thanks to you all, we have the best looking brochures of anyone running for any public office in the entire state, our signs are starting to go up along the major roads, and our videos have already been viewed by thousands upon thousands of voters.
We are beating the other candidates to the punch in just about every area that you can imagine, but without sufficient resources we will be greatly limited in what we are able to do moving forward.
What happens over the next seven days is going to go a long way toward determining who wins this race. My opponents are making a huge push for donations as well, because they are facing the same critical deadline that I am facing. Most people don’t realize that we don’t just influence the outcome of elections at the ballot box. We also vote with our dollars, and I very much need all of you to stand with me right now…
As I have said before, if every single one of my readers donated just $10 today, we could be done funding our campaign tomorrow.
Every single dollar makes such an enormous difference, and if you were ever going to stand with us, now is the time. This September 30th deadline is a make or break moment for our campaign, and we really need to find a way to raise at least $25,000 over the next seven days.
I believe that it is possible, and I am asking for your help. If a thousand of you stepped forward and donated just $25 to the campaign, we would be able to meet our goal.
I would like to thank everyone that has joined the campaign so far. More volunteers, donors and social media warriors are stepping forward on a daily basis, and we would have never been able to come so far in such a short period of time without your help.
Now this campaign is getting ready to go to the next stage, and so we need more of you to step forward and join the team.
On my own, I could never do this, but if we stand united and work together we are going to absolutely shock the world.