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Trump doubles down: He’d ‘Absolutely’ Require Muslims to Register

NEWTON, Iowa — Donald J. Trump, who earlier in the week said he was open to requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a database, said on Thursday night that he “would certainly implement that — absolutely.”

Mr. Trump was asked about the issue by an NBC News reporter and pressed on whether all Muslims in the country would be forced to register. “They have to be,” he said. “They have to be.’’

When asked how a system of registering Muslims would be carried out — whether, for instance, mosques would be where people could register — Mr. Trump said: “Different places. You sign up at different places. But it’s all about management. Our country has no management.’’

Asked later, as he signed autographs, how such a database would be different from Jews having to register in Nazi Germany, Mr. Trump repeatedly said, “You tell me,” until he stopped responding to the question.


I saw the clip of that last part on Rachel. Don looked at that reporter like he wanted to kill him. His 1st question was 'who are you with?'. Very intimidating.


German officials identified Jews residing in Germany through census records, tax returns, synagogue membership lists, parish records (for converted Jews), routine but mandatory police registration forms, the questioning of relatives, and from information provided by neighbors and officials. In territory occupied by Nazi Germany or its Axis partners, Jews were identified largely through Jewish community membership lists, individual identity papers, captured census documents and police records, and local intelligence networks.

http://www.ushmm.org/educators/teaching-about-the-holocaust/common-questions#answer 4

Donald Trump Says He's Open to Requiring American Muslims to Carry Special IDs

Source: Yahoo, via Mother Jones

"We're going to have to do things that we never did before," he said. "And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule. And certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we're going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago."

What type of unthinkable things is Trump—who has also floated the idea of shuttering certain mosques—proposing? He says he's potentially open to the creation of a database to track Muslim citizens, or requiring that Muslim-Americans carry a special form of identification noting their faith.

Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/11/donald-trump-open-creating-muslim-american-database-requiring-special-ids

Christian groups break with GOP over Syrian refugees

Don't tell Suckabee, but...

Faith-based groups, who play a key role in resettling refugees to the United States, say they are dismayed by the wave of anti-refugee fervor set off by the Paris terrorist attacks and are urging supporters to contact elected officials on behalf of victims of the Syrian civil war.

Evangelical Christians, as well as Christians more broadly, are a core group in the Republican electoral base and are among the most passionate advocates for aiding refugees.

A push by Republican presidential candidates to ban Syrian refugees "does not reflect what we've been hearing from our constituencies, which are evangelical churches across the country," said Jenny Yang, vice president for advocacy at World Relief, an evangelical organization that helps resettle refugees. "Most of the people have been saying we want to continue to work with refugees, that what happened in Paris ... doesn’t reflect who refugees are."
Reports that a Syrian migrant may have played a role in last week's attacks in Paris, which killed around 130 people, have set off a GOP-led backlash over the Obama administration's plans to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees next year.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement expressing distress over calls by elected officials to halt the resettlement program.

"These refugees are fleeing terror themselves — violence like we have witnessed in Paris," said the statement by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the conference's committee on migration. "Instead of using this tragedy to scapegoat all refugees, I call upon our public officials to work together to end the Syrian conflict peacefully so the close to 4 million Syrian refugees can return to their country and rebuild their homes. Until that goal is achieved, we must work with the world community to provide safe haven to vulnerable and deserving refugees who are simply attempting to survive."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/refugees-christians-215991#ixzz3rrHpjrrt

Marist poll: Woman? Yes. Latino? Yes. Socialist? No.

snip>Americans this campaign face a field of major candidates for president that is arguably the most diverse in history – in gender, race, religion, viewpoint and life experience.

Voters are very open to some of those, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. Lopsided majorities of voters say they’d vote without reservation for a woman or a Latino, for example.

They are very skeptical of one trait – half would definitely vote against a socialist.
Voters lean solidly against electing a socialist, which is bad for self-described “democratric socialist” Bernie Sanders.

.....A solid 50 percent of voters say they would definitely vote against a socialist. That is driven by a solid no from 77 percent of Republicans and 50 percent of independents.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article44228499.html#storylink=cpy

This Marist/McClatchy poll was conducted 10/29-11/4. Further findings: 5% would vote no on a woman, 7% wouldn't vote for a Latino, 19% wouldn't vote for someone with no govt experience, 10% would vote no on someone WITH govt exp., and 25% would reject a Seventh Day Adventist.

Digby has some cool charts up about electing women, noting that currently "women still make up less than 20% of elected representatives."


In the event Jeb? claws his way out of single digits...

This clip of him mocking a NH voter might be useful. At 2:50 he's asked a legit question. By 3:30 he's full on mocking the questioner with a really ugly dimple face move. It's the snottiest thing you've ever seen a pol let themselves be caught doing on camera.

Kasich Proposes New Government Agency To Promote Judeo-Christian Values

Source: NBC News

As part of a broad national security plan to defeat ISIS, Republican Presidential candidate John Kasich proposed creating a new government agency to push Judeo-Christian values around the world.

The new agency, which he hasn't yet named, would promote a Jewish- and Christian-based belief system to four regions of the world: China, Iran, Russia and the Middle East.

"We need to beam messages around the world" about the freedoms Americans enjoy, Kasich said in an interview with NBC News Tuesday. "It means freedom, it means opportunity, it means respect for women, it means freedom to gather, it means so many things."

He defended creating a new government agency at a time when fellow Republican presidential candidates discuss eliminating government agencies to making the government smaller.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/kasich-proposes-new-government-agency-promote-judeo-christian-values-n465101

If these Pubz didn't have such high public profiles, the comedy would be way more enjoyable.

Morning Plum: Hillary Clinton appears to have neutralized the Bernie Sanders threat

snip>{The poll} also finds that Clinton has effectively tied Sanders or leads him among Democratic voters on the issues that were supposed to give him the advantage:— Among Democratic voters, a total of 67 percent are either very confident (25) or somewhat confident (42) in Clinton’s ability to “help reduce the gap between the rich and poor.” For Sanders, the total is 64 percent (30 percent very confident and 34 percent somewhat confident).

— Among Democratic voters, a total of 70 percent are either very confident (30) or somewhat confident (40) in Clinton’s “ability to make the right decisions when it comes to regulating large banks and financial institutions.” For Sanders, the total is 65 percent (29 percent very confident and 36 percent somewhat confident).

— Among Democratic voters, 62 percent say Clinton “could bring about real change in the way things are done in Washington,” while 51 percent say that about Sanders.

That last finding cuts against Sanders’ argument that he is the candidate who is not aligned with the establishment and thus is the one who represents genuine change. Meanwhile, Clinton has rolled out her own plan for regulating Wall Street but has stopped short of calling for the big banks to be broken up. (Paul Krugman has nonetheless argued that she has the better case on Wall Street reform.) And she is expected to roll out a tax plan that does not target the wealthy to the degree Sanders’s plan is expected to. Yet Democratic primary voters trust her marginally more than Sanders on all these questions involving inequality, Wall Street, and the economy.


Ex-Speaker Hastert's Portrait Removed From House Hallway

Source: ABC News

New Speaker Paul Ryan has had a portrait of Dennis Hastert removed from a hallway outside the House chamber, just days after the former speaker pleaded guilty to breaking banking laws in a hush money scheme.

The picture of Hastert, R-Ill., had hung for years in the Speaker's Lobby, a plush area just outside the House chamber where lawmakers and reporters often congregate during votes. That lobby's walls have portraits of 22 former speakers with another 28 hanging in corridors just outside the lobby.


Asked for details about why the portrait was taken down, Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said: "The speaker believed it was appropriate to rotate in a different portrait."

Hastert pleaded guilty last Wednesday to evading banking laws. He acknowledged in a written agreement that he tried paying someone $3.5 million to hide misconduct decades ago, around the period he was a high school wrestling coach.....

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/speaker-hasterts-portrait-removed-house-hallway-34924001
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