#31 - Scott Walker Withdraws from Race & the Politics of Religion

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0:00 - Intro
0:36 - Welcome
0:44 - Scott Walker ends his campaign for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States. Read more. 
2:15 - I have an immense amount of respect for Scott Walker. 
3:20 - I am disappointed to see him go because he was one of my favorites. 
4:24 - Not everyone gets multiple chances to relaunch their campaign like Hillary Clinton...
4:48 - Scott Walker voiced concern about Donald Trump winning the nomination. 
5:25 - Walker shared that he was, in part, impacted to drop out of race because of sermon on Sunday at church. 
5:53 - A few years ago, I would have selected Scott Walker to be our presidential nominee. This, of course, before Cruz gained popularity or before Trump & Fiorina joined the scene. 
7:14 - We have serious problems, and we can't just apply the brakes: we need to turn the car around. We have an $18,000,000,000,000 debt. Russia. Isis. Iran. China. It's one thing after another.
8:40 - There are 93,000,000 people that have left the labor force. Read more. 
8:51 - Our problems can be traced back to liberal policies and ideology.
9:50 - Not everyone running for the Republican nomination is a Conservative.
13:47 - Scott Walker was never able to get any traction. 
13:59 - The faux controversy of Donald Trump and President Obama's religious beliefs. Read more from the darlings in the media. 
14:25 - Trump isn't out on the campaign trail calling President Obama a Muslim. He's not running against Obama. 
15:29 - Obama attended Jeremiah Wright's church for nearly 20 years. You know...this guy:

 

16:15 - Why would Donald Trump take time to correct someone who asks him a question? That's not his job.
16:50 - Obama says he's a Christian. And he attended Jeremiah Wright's church for over 20 years. 
17:30 - Obama is the one who called us "Bitter Clingers"

 

18:32 - I don't refer to anyone who reads their Bible as someone who "clings" to their Bible (in a derogatory sense).
18:45 - The media acts like Donald Trump made up this idea that some people think Obama is Muslim. 

  • Obama's father was Muslim.
  • Obama spent some of his childhood in places where Islam was the primary religion.
  • During an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Obama said, "my Muslim faith" - before restating it as "Christian" faith. 
 
  • When addressing a crowd in Cairo, he uses the phrase "Holy Quran"
 

20:45 - Let's say Obama is a Muslim. So what? I didn't think this was a big deal. Why make a big deal out of it?
21:03 - Obama also said the Islamic call to prayer is the prettiest sound on earth.
21:28 - Donald Trump is asked about his favorite Bible verse. But do we know President Obama's favorite verse? Obama calls it the Holy Quran, but does he call it the Holy Bible?
22:13 - Article by Ben Shapiro highlights how Obama praises the Quran & attacks the Bible. 
23:25 - Where is Hillary to denounce Bernie Sanders & Socialism? 
25:34 - 43% of Republicans think President Obama is a Muslim. See the study. 
26:22 - Where is the Left - and where are these questions for the Left? After all, Hillary fueled the fire about Obama possibly being a Muslim in 2008. Read more & see video of discussion. 
27:17 - What's Hillary position on Iranian Deal? What about Benghazi? Email? 
28:39 - Why does it matter if President Obama is Muslim? 
28:59 - When a religion becomes the antithesis of our Constitutional Republic (like Sharia law is), we have a big problem.
29:57 - Almost every terrorist has been Muslim, but there are certainly Muslims who are not terrorists.
30:44 - Report states that 4 of 5 "Syrian Refugees" are not from Syria. Read more. 
32:02 - Many believe we should not have a Muslim President.
34:09 - Where is the Left in all of this?
34:44 - Where is Hillary when Trump is called racist & sexist? 
35:28 - Wrap-up. 

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