Three Things You Need to Know – February 8, 2018

Nazi About to Win GOP Nomination

The Republican Party must do more to distance itself from the alt-right. If it doesn’t, people like Congressional candidate Arthur Jones of Illinois are going to create some big headaches. Actually, Jones already is.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Sun Times headline read, “Holocaust denier poised to claim GOP nomination in Illinois race for Congress.”

Or this from Huffington Post: “An Actual Nazi is About to be the Only GOP Candidate in a Congressional Race.”

What do these headlines alone seem to be saying? Those Republican bigots – now they’re actually running Nazis for Congress!

It’s not that the headlines aren’t true. Seventy-year-old Arthur Jones is in fact a Nazi. He’s the former head of the American Nazi Party and now heads a group called the America First Committee. He has a section of his website claiming the Holocaust is a lie. However, the headlines are misleading because the Illinois Republican Party is not associating with Jones in any way. They issued a statement saying, “The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Arthur Jones. We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office.”

The headache for Republicans is that no one has stepped up to run against Jones in the Republican primary for Illinois’ Third Congressional District. Jones has tried and failed five times before to win the nomination. Now he’s about to become the Republican nominee by default.

Jones doesn’t have any Republican challengers because no Republican has won the House seat from this Democrat-dominated district since 1975. But media coverage heading into the mid-term elections won’t reflect the nuances of this particular situation. Arthur Jones is about to gift the media nine months of Republican-bashing stories about how the evil GOP nominates Nazis.

Arthur Jones is an unashamed racist and Nazi who says he regrets voting for Trump because Trump has “surrounded himself with hordes of Jews.” Anyone with an ounce of common sense can easily see that this guy’s a nobody and a nut-job. But in our current climate, the left-wing media will have a field day tying Jones’ Nazi credentials to Republicans. Republicans better wake up and get ahead of this P.R. nightmare.

And for goodness sake, find a Republican to challenge this guy. It’ll be easy – all you have to do is run on an anti-Nazi platform.

The New Budget Deal

The National debt is over 20 trillion and rising. Now, see if this sounds fiscally responsible. Our annual GDP is 19 trillion, and the fiscal year budget is 4 trillion. That means we’re spending a quarter of the cash we bring in every year. For those of you that are small business owners, would your company survive that wasteful spending? Of course it wouldn’t.

The math simple. It’s the same for you and it’s the same for the United States government, but apparently Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer learned math on Common Core. Yesterday they agreed not to cut this out of control spending, BUT TO INCREASE IT BY 300 BILLION. If approved by the House, the budget would be locked in until 2020.

There’s not even an appearance anymore of anyone in the Senate even trying to APPEAR fiscally conservative. I’m curious, did the Senate Republican leadership all eat a Tide Pod? Is there some new virus that induces high fever and turns conservatives into liberals? This is money that we don’t have, will then have to borrow, and have no plan on paying back. But that sure didn’t stop Mitch McConnell from handing Democrats concession after concession like he was Oprah giving away free cars. You want that program funded? YOU GET A BILLION! Oh, you want that done too? YOU GET A BILLION!

The last time I checked, Republicans controlled every branch of government, so why are they acting like they’re playing this game with less players on the field? If this is the new norm, how bad is it going to get if Democrats take both the House AND Senate after the midterms?

The deal now goes to the House, and if something doesn’t happen to stop this thing we’re in for a dangerous downward spiral of spending that probably won’t ever stop. All eyes are on you Freedom Caucus. You might be our last and only hope. You might be the only remaining conservatives left on Capitol Hill.

Congratulations America. Last year you historically voted for Republicans in the House, Senate AND the Executive. With the inclusion of Amnesty, and now this dumpster fire of a budget, all we’re getting in return is a Republican majority with Democrat policies.

The Importance of the New Gerber Baby

140,000 photos of smiling babies.

All of them beautiful and full of wonder.

All of them unknowingly competing in a cut-throat contest to be the cutest.

Cortney didn’t think her son Lucas had a chance, but she submitted his picture anyway.

It took her five seconds to post his photo along with the contest hashtag.

And then she forgot about it.

A couple weeks later, a letter arrived in the mail informing Cortney and her husband Jason that Lucas had been chosen as Gerber’s Spokesbaby for 2018.

Not only had Lucas won the coveted position and $50,000, he also made history.

Lucas is the first child with Down Syndrome to become a Gerber baby.

The CEO of Gerber explained that “Lucas’ winning smile and joyful expression won our hearts this year, and we are all thrilled to name him our 2018 Spokesbaby.”

Bravo, Gerber. You have given me hope that humanity and compassion is still alive.

Gerber’s decision to recognize Lucas for who he is—a human being deserving of love, care, and a future—flies in stark contrast to how Iceland and the Netherlands treat people born with Down Syndrome.

Today, 100% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted in Iceland.

The Dutch National Institute for Public Health calculated the cost of caring for what they callously call “a Downer” and publicly shamed a man with Down Syndrome on video because his life costs them almost 10 times the amount of someone without Down Syndrome.

Iceland and the Netherlands, you will be on the wrong side of history. My heart is filled with joy today for Lucas and his parents. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing a lot more of Lucas’ smiling face and bow tie collection this year.

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This article was originally published on GlennBeck.com.

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