User Profile: Benjamin Linus

Benjamin Linus

Member Since: September 14, 2010

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  • [17] August 23, 2016 at 8:34pm

    Wrong. Completely wrong. Cruz was never pushed for amnesty. He fought amnesty every way he could and with the help defeated it. Then during the primary Rubio and Trump, through lies and manipulation of the facts, tricked people into thinking the steps Cruz took to prevent amnesty was him trying to get it passed. I was paying very close attention during that gang of eight amnesty debate and every move Cruz made was to counter and prevent the republicans from passing amnesty. And guess what? Cruz was successful in preventing it.

    I find it incredible that Rubio blamed Cruz for what Rubio tried to do. It was like a child getting caught with chocolate around his mouth and pointing his finger at his baby brother saying, “He did it.”

    I also find it frustrating that people who were, and still are, so easily duped by Rubio and Trump into believing Cruz was trying to pass amnesty. The stench of those lies are particularly putrid.

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  • [1] August 8, 2016 at 10:05pm

    Having watched the primary very closely I think it is likely the following things took place.

    1. Kasich and Trump made a secret deal to work together to take votes from Cruz.
    2. Trump agreed to make Kasich his VP as payment (and Trump wanted Kasich vey badly anyway as has been leaked by several sources)
    3. Trumps internal polling and focus group testing concluded he would lose if he didn’t get the more constitutionally minded conservatives.
    4. Trump went to Kasich and told him he wouldn’t be VP despite the deal they had made during the primary.
    5. Kasich was so pissed he refused to go to the convention and still holds a grudge.
    6. After Pence didn’t bring the bounce in the polls the Trump campaign has hoped for Trump started having second thoughts about Pence (remember just just days after the VP announcement Trump was saying he wished he could get rid of Pence)

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  • [3] June 15, 2016 at 1:27am

    Gersh Kuntzman is a liar.

    1) the AR15 won’t bruise your shoulder (unless you are extremely frail)
    2) the brass ejection goes nowhere near your face
    3) burnt gunpowder does not smell like sulphur
    4) the report is minimal with hearing protection and will not cause hearing damage

  • [1] June 14, 2016 at 2:05am

    Seth wants to start stomping on rights to prevent terrorist attacks? Shall we start stomping on the rights of gays then? Wouldn’t that have prevented this latest attack? Two can play this game, Seth. The difference is that I am just making a point and you really want to violate constitutional rights in the name of some sort of imagined safety. You disgust me.

  • June 6, 2016 at 3:42pm

    Sorry sarge. After reading your comment a 2nd time I shouldn’t have included you in that reply. Don’t know what I was thinking.

    Also, the last part about it being a pleasure to educate was meant with sincerity.

  • [5] June 5, 2016 at 12:30pm

    Freedomlover, sargking, here is some education for you. At the time of writing the constitution it was a common way of writing where you would start a sentence with an examples and support related to what you were about to define. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, ….” is an example of this style of writing. The founding documents including the constitution are rife with this style of writing.

    The Supreme Court has upheld time and time again that the 2nd amendment was not trying to limit guns to just militias. The justices know the style of language used by the founders. The justices know through other founding documents, speeches by the founders, communications between the founders, and state constitutions that the intent of the 2nd amendment was and is always meant as the individual’s right to keep and bear arms. Suggesting otherwise is completely ignorant, uneducated, or purposely obtuse.

    What is interesting is that other uses of this style of writing are completely accepted by gun grabbers but when it comes to the 2nd amendment they want to read it a different way.

    It was my pleasure to educate you today.

  • [4] May 22, 2016 at 9:54pm

    Time for the remaining good people of Oregon to leave that wicked state and congregate where there is still some light.

  • [8] May 7, 2016 at 2:58am

    I just think that Trump is a complete liar about what he believes and what he will do. I am convinced that he is a progressive socialist just like Hillary. He has managed to dupe a bunch of people.

    I know you disagree. But after honestly considering all the information at hand this is what I believe. You can’t expect someone who has reached these conclusions to vote for Trump any more than I can expect someone who has been duped by Trump to suddenly see through his deception.

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know that people like me haven’t been whipped up into anger over Trump like you think. It would be more accurate to say that I am disappointed and saddened that people who I thought were principled thinking constitutionalists turned out to be angry, blind, rubes easily seduced away by someone who does nothing more than pluck the strings of the natural man.

    I sincerely hope you wake up before you have given this con artist all your honor in exchange for a mouthful of ashes.

  • [6] May 7, 2016 at 2:33am

    Ummm… Sorry to break it to you but this “bargain” of yours is all in your head.

  • [5] April 25, 2016 at 11:06pm

    Sigh…. I hope this woman reaches the point where she can become honest with herself about a whole lot of things. I honestly feel bad for her and people like her. To see citizens so completely deceived pains my heart. My sincere hope and prayer is that the scales fall from their eyes and they see the truth with perfect clarity.

  • [11] March 4, 2016 at 2:14am

    Not sure if serious.How can voting for someone else be a vote for Hillary? That is not possible. Are you insane? I am positive that if I vote for someone else it a vote for that person, not a vote for Hillary. Or are you claiming that somehow when I vote for someone else I will accidentally check the box next to Hillary’s name and not realize it? I assure you, I will be explicitly careful to write in the name I am voting for and NOT check the box for Hillary. So don’t worry.

  • [8] February 28, 2016 at 7:50pm

    Let me help you. The tea party stands for the constitution. As Palin and Sessions move from the constitution to progressive or socialist candidates they move away from the tea party. The tea party does not move with them.

  • [24] February 14, 2016 at 7:18pm

    Up until now I thought if Rubio won the nomination I would hold my nose and vote for him. After this last debate I have had it with him and I will never vote for him. I was watching closely when Rubio joined the gang of eight and tried to pass comprehensive immigration reform that included amnesty. I cheered Cruz as he and a few other senators fought and killed it at great cost and effort. Now to see Rubio frame Cruz for it is to much to bear.

    If Rubio just admitted to what he did I would probably vote for him. But to lie and twist it into framing Cruz (who fought against it) shows a level of slimy politician on Rubio’s part that speaks of deep character flaws that I cannot vote for.

  • [3] January 24, 2016 at 10:40am

    I am kind of frustrated with Beck over that as well. And Beck talking about repointing the cornerstone or whatever is just so… Blah. Most people are going to fall asleep when Beck starts talking like that and you are certainly not going to win people who are on the fence. I know Beck wants to sound all intellectual but Cruz’s campaign has that already my the truck load. Compare that with a snappy and memorable slogan like, “Make America great again.” It is sad but Cruz will benefit most right now from simple slogans that make people feel good or empowered.

    Beck needs to very quickly learn how to more effectively help Cruz and not hurt him.

  • [1] January 24, 2016 at 10:27am

    @jeffersen – McCain worse than Obama in the sense that a certain simple minded or intellectually lazy percentage of McCain voters would follow him, or fall asleep, as he takes the nation in to the same place Obama has taken the nation, down into the pit of progressivism. This is what the two have in common, big government progressivism.

  • [1] January 19, 2016 at 10:52pm

    Don’t forget Michele Bachman and her love affair with spying on American citizens.

  • [128] January 7, 2016 at 10:25pm

    For the thousandth time, IT DOES NOT MATTER IF OUTLAWING GUNS REDUCES MURDERS! It is not worth the loss of Liberty. I know that is hard for some people to hear but that is because they do not properly comprehend the the value of Liberty and take it for granted. Hear me when I tell you that Liberty IS that valuable. What fools we will think ourselves for letting it slip away when it is all gone.

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  • [8] January 7, 2016 at 1:07am

    Sorry. I am not ready to trust Rubio. He claims he has learned his lesson but that doesn’t mean he deserves my trust. After he sold us out on amnesty and securing the border and joining up with those progressive rinos I can’t gain back my trust this quickly. Also, his record on supporting the NSA spying and supporting shredding the constitution to do it is appalling. And no Marco, being privy to the scary secret intelligence information is no justification for taking our liberty in exchange for safety. Live free or die you pathetic coward.

  • January 4, 2016 at 11:21pm

    I would call stopping over 90,000 people from using trusts and corporations to register NFA items pretty bad news. By the way, the vast majority of that 90,000 are people registering, paying $200, and waiting six months for a sound suppressor (which is primarily a hearing safety device).

  • [3] January 4, 2016 at 11:11pm

    It probably won’t curb gun violence. Even if it did would it be worth the loss of liberty? I say no.

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