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Retired general calls Trump 'a failure' after president slams Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden

‘Disgusting’: Retired general calls Trump ‘a failure’ after president slams Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden

Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling on Sunday said that President Donald Trump’s treatment of a retired Navy admiral is “disgusting” after the president claimed that the former SEAL had taken too long to kill Osama bin Laden.

During an interview with Fox News, Trump lashed out at retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, who lead the effort to take down the terrorist mastermind.

“He’s a Hillary Clinton backer!” the president insisted. “It would be nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner.”

Hertling later told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield that Trump had insulted a “true servant” of the U.S. Constitution.

“I’d use one word,” Hertling said. “And that’s ‘disgusting.’ You know, everyone knows Bill McRaven as being the guy that led the bin Laden raid.”

“Having someone like the president of the United States, a man that holds an office that’s supposed to represent all people and who says he supports the military, to just dismiss this great American hero as a guy who was a Hillary Clinton lover, which is patently not true, is just really disgusting,” he explained.

More: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/disgusting-retired-general-calls-trump-failure-president-slams-navy-seal-killed-osama-bin-laden/?utm_source=push_notifications

How Southern socialites rewrote Civil War History

Who is responsible for raking California?

His head need to roll!

Top GOP adviser denounces Georgia's Brian Kemp: 'He cheated & undermined democracy every step of the

Atop Republican adviser denounced Georgia’s governor-elect Brian Kemp as a “hack” who stole the election.

John Weaver, a political strategist for former president George H.W. Bush and a presidential campaign adviser to the late John McCain, now works for Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich — and he didn’t mince words when it came to Kemp.

“This hack @BrianKempGA is the next “governor*” of Georgia,” Weaver tweeted. “But he cheated & undermined democracy every step of the way. @staceyabrams should be governor, but isn’t due to actions that can’t be tolerated. She has a bright future. We need a new, enforceable Voting Rights Act. Now!”

More: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/top-gop-adviser-denounces-georgias-brian-kemp-cheated-undermined-democracy-every-step-way/?utm_source=push_notifications

Lunatic verbally attacks Confederate monument protesters in Orange, TX

So Avenatti was arrested but not booked. What does that suggest if anything?

Why would they not formally book him if they thought there was sufficient evidence? Any lawyers around to explain why some people are arrested and booked and others are not? What is the determining factor?

Why hasn't Jacob Wohl been arrested for trying to frame Mueller?

If he is allowed to get away with this type of thing he will continue to keep doing it as he appears to be doing with Avenatti. Is the FBI still investigating what occured with Mueller?

How the Christian Right Became Prolife on Abortion and Transformed the Culture Wars

Snip: So what changed?

In the 1970s, the pro-life position was predominantly Catholic. Before Roe, there were some liberal Protestant elements to the pro-life movement, as Daniel Williams’s book shows, but the Catholic Church was the dominant force.

By the early-mid-1970s, there was a bit of growing concern within evangelicalism. Carl F. H. Henry took a strong pro-life stance in 1971, and the National Association of Evangelicals asserted its opposition to abortion in 1971 and 1973.

But on the mass level, evangelicals were slow to join the pro-life movement. Even as late as 1979, the Baptist Joint Committee argued before a federal court that the Hyde Amendment, which restricted federal funds from being used to pay for abortions, violated the Establishment Clause because it established the Catholic religion.

It really was not until the end of the 1970s and early 1980s that conservative Christians moved decidedly in the pro-life direction. More popular groups like Baptists for Life and Christians for Life were created in the mid- to late-1970s, for example. I draw attention to Francis Schaeffer’s books and documentary films, which were popular among churches, pastors, and lay leaders. Schaeffer’s works also influenced Jerry Falwell, who helped elevate abortion activism on the national political stage. In 1980, the SBC passed an unequivocally pro-life resolution.

More: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/evangelical-history/christian-right-discovered-abortion-rights-transformed-culture-wars/

This complete psychological analysis reveals 14 key traits that explain Trump supporters

12 NOV 2018 AT 15:05 ET

Whether we want to or not, for the sake of America, we must try to understand the Donald Trump phenomenon, as it has completely swept the nation and also fiercely divided it. What is most baffling about it all is Trump’s apparent political invincibility. As he himself said even before he won the presidential election, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” Unfortunately for the American people, this wild-sounding claim appears to be truer than not, at least for the majority of his supporters, and that is something that should disturb us. It should also motivate us to explore the science underlying such peculiar human behavior, so we can learn from it, and potentially inoculate against it.

In all fairness, we should recognize that lying is sadly not uncommon for politicians on both sides of the political aisle, but the frequency and magnitude of the current president’s lies should have us all wondering why they haven’t destroyed his political career, and instead perhaps strengthened it. Similarly, we should be asking why his inflammatory rhetoric and numerous scandals haven’t sunk him. We are talking about a man who was caught on tape saying, “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy.” Politically surviving that video is not normal, or anything close to it, and we can be sure that such a revelation would have been the end of Barack Obama or George Bush had it surfaced weeks before the election.

While dozens of psychologists have analyzed Trump, to explain the man’s political invincibility, it is more important to understand the minds of his staunch supporters. While there have been various popular articles that have illuminated a multitude of reasons for his unwavering support, there appears to be no comprehensive analysis that contains all of them. Since there seems to be a real demand for this information, I have tried to provide that analysis below.

Continues here: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/complete-psychological-analysis-reveals-14-key-traits-explain-trump-supporters/?fbclid=IwAR33LBTjhq0F2n_1-8KLA1kqYfW9OqHEWjLvjQ9TiRILw_Qj9JmbowDqzFE

Delighted refugee children play in snow for first time

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