Limbaugh: Hillary/Jeb 2016 ‘The Perfect Ticket’

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On his program Wednesday, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh continued his assault of former governor Jeb Bush, saying the potential GOP 2016 candidate and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would form “the perfect ticket.”

“The ideal, the perfect ticket for the 2016 election: Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush,” said Limbaugh on his broadcast Wednesday. “Now they can figure out who’s on top of the ticket on their own.”

“When you compare their positions – Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush – on the key important issues, they are two peas in the same pod.”

“And by the way Barbara Bush loves Bill Clinton. Says so publicly,” said Limbaugh. “The Clinton family and the Bush family are very tight. They are very close. There is never a negative or critical word uttered by a Bush of a Clinton or of a Bush by a Clinton.”

“This is made to order, the way both parties want amnesty – Jeb Bush wants it, Hillary wants it. Both parties want to win the nomination – Hillary by running away from the Democrat base, Jeb by running away from the Republican base. This is an ideal combination,” the popular conservative radio host said. “When it comes to Obamacare, national health care, both parties care about their donors more than their voters. Both parties have the exact same donor class.”

Rush slammed the possibility of a third Bush running for president, saying he would be making a “sacrificial run” to keep a tea party candidate away from the GOP nomination.

“This is a ticket made in heaven. I can’t recall a time in my life when a presidential and vice presidential candidate are so close to each other on the issues,” Limbaugh said emphatically.

“Where if one of them was unable to serve, we wouldn’t know the difference if the vice president had to take office. If Jeb’s at the top of the ticket and they win, and something to him happens and Hillary has to take over, nobody would know the difference. Same token, Hillary’s elected president, Jeb’s veep, Hillary can’t make it for some reason, her husband being the white Bill Cosby might come up, you never know,” said a rambling Rush. “Jeb becoming president, nobody would never know the difference. They wouldn’t skip a beat.”

“The moderates in the Republican Party are scared to death of Hillary Clinton? They’re petrified. What better way to deal with the fear of Hillary Clinton than to put her on your ticket?! The Democrats probably have the same kind of fear as the Bushes,” Limbaugh concluded. “Why not accomplish both? Bipartisanship, crossing the aisle, united government, no more gridlock, key agreement on all the important issues that people vote on. Clinton, Bush 2016, you choose the top.”

WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES: Indoctrination Of Children In The Islamic State Caliphate (ISIS)

Here is a comprehensive look at how the Islamic State brainwashes Muslim children in service to Allah.

WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES: Indoctrination Of Children In The Islamic State Caliphate (ISIS), By MEMRI, December 17, 2014

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Introduction

Islamic State (ISIS) propaganda frequently features children and teens,[1] who are generally referred to as Ashbal (“[lion] cubs”). These youngsters have various roles within the organization. ISIS also provides them with a number of humanitarian services that it heavily promotes, depicting itself as compassionate and humane; these include care for sick or orphaned children. Children are also prime targets for ISIS’s da’wa (Islamic outreach) activities, particularly visibly in 2013 when the organization widely documented many of its public da’wa gatherings.

Children are central to ISIS; they are the future generation of the defenders of the caliphate and they will continue its legacy. ISIS children receive military training, both in camps conducted by the organization and individually, with ISIS fighters. There is little discussion, in the organization and among its supporters, over whether children should be undergoing military training, or even fighting in actual battles. Although there is little documentation of the latter, there is evidence that children are indeed participating in fighting.

In their social media accounts, ISIS supporters proudly present photos of “its” children; in many, they are brandishing weapons. ISIS supporters use such images to prod other Muslims – that is, adults who have not yet done so – to join the jihad. Photos of children reenacting in play some ISIS atrocities, such as the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, are also widely shared via social media.

In their ISIS environment, children are continuously exposed to ISIS doctrine and actions, and are encouraged to take part in some of those actions. For example, children are often seen among the crowds attending ISIS’s public executions – in some cases, holding ISIS banners mere feet away from the bloody events. Children are also prime targets of the organization’s heavily promoted and constantly expanding Media Points campaign, which consists of booths set up around the caliphate that distribute ISIS content and religious materials and screen ISIS videos around the clock. ISIS children have little chance of avoiding exposure the organization’s doctrine, message, and actions.

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Tweet: “[Islamic] State toddler kicking an unbeliever’s head… Woe to you, o unbelievers and apostates from such a generation that got soaked with the love of cutting off the heads and snipping the necks” (Source: Twitter.com/SahawaTN, October 31, 2014)

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This report reviews incidences of children and teens in official and unofficial ISIS publications and releases, in official ISIS social media accounts and social media accounts of ISIS supporters, and in various media reports:

Islamic State Supporters Celebrate ISIS’s Youngest Fighters

Images of children appear regularly in pro-ISIS social media accounts; the posts often express pride in the children. The children’s young age and the jihadi environment in which they are typically shown are aimed at prodding those who haven’t yet joined the jihad to do so. The following are examples of depictions of very young ISIS fighters:

On October 20, 2014, a photo of a little boy identified as Abu Al-‘Abd Al-Shami, and described as the “youngest mujahid in the Islamic State,” was posted on alplatformmedia.com. The child is posed with an AK-47 that is taller than he is, and the caption read: “The youngest mujahid in the Islamic State is the hero Abu Al-‘Abd Al-Shami – May Allah protect our hero and support him.”

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On October 7, 2014, images of a boy identified as Abu Ubaida were tweeted (by @ISTimes1); he too was identified as the “youngest fighter in the Islamic State.” The tweet said that he “got martyred” with his father two weeks previously in a U.S. airstrike. A YouTube video marking his death, also dated October 7, said that he had “died against PKK and YPG [forces] in Kobani.”[2] It is not clear whether the boy died while participating in actual battles against the Kurdish forces.

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Abu Ubaida’s death was used to encourage others to join ISIS; the tweeted photo below shows the boy aiming a large machine gun, and the tweet (by @is_is120) states “How old are you? What is your excuse? When will you make nafeer? After [the death of] Al-Baghdadi’s cub, [do] you have an excuse!!!!!?!?!?”

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The October 7 Abu Ubaida video shows him carrying various weapons. A series of still photos shows him in military uniform and carrying a rifle as he accompanies several fighters, also in uniform; one of them is believed to be his father. In another, Abu Ubaida wears what looks like an explosive vest. Below are stills from the video:

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Another young ISIS fighter, identified in an October 26 tweet (by @OOOc4OOO) as 13-year-old Asadullah Al-Shishani, is described as having gone to the Islamic Caliphate to receive military training so that he could “become a fighter of the caliphate soldiers.”

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Suggestions That ISIS Children Fight In Battle

There is little information about children actually fighting in ISIS battles. However, the fact that ISIS children are given military and weapons training, are indoctrinated to fight ISIS’s enemies, and are expected to carry on in the path of the adult mujahideen gives rise to the assumption that they also have some role in assisting military operations.

As noted, children rarely appear in ISIS releases documenting the group’s military achievements. However, they have been spotted in a number of ISIS releases. Below are examples:

Following its takeover of Al-Tabaqa military base in Aleppo, Syria, ISIS released a series of photos of the preparations for the battle. In one, a group of ISIS fighters pray prior to the attack, and a child in military garb is clearly seen among them.

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Suggestions That ISIS Children Fight In Battle

There is little information about children actually fighting in ISIS battles. However, the fact that ISIS children are given military and weapons training, are indoctrinated to fight ISIS’s enemies, and are expected to carry on in the path of the adult mujahideen gives rise to the assumption that they also have some role in assisting military operations.

As noted, children rarely appear in ISIS releases documenting the group’s military achievements. However, they have been spotted in a number of ISIS releases. Below are examples:

Following its takeover of Al-Tabaqa military base in Aleppo, Syria, ISIS released a series of photos of the preparations for the battle. In one, a group of ISIS fighters pray prior to the attack, and a child in military garb is clearly seen among them.

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Children Receiving ISIS Indoctrination At Media Points

In July 2014, ISIS released images of its Media Points – booths scattered across the caliphate that distribute propaganda and religious materials.[5] In Ninawa, Muslims were seen gathered in large groups outside the Media Points, some of which have large screens showing ISIS battle scenes and speeches by ISIS figures. ISIS members also hand out various da’wa materials at the booths; photos released by ISIS show children gathered at the Media Points and holding da’wa pamphlets.[6]

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Children At ISIS Public Executions

Shari’a enforcement is an integral part of ISIS governance in the areas under its control. ISIS has carried out numerous public executions, often documenting them. The executions are attended by children of all ages.

In October, in the city of Al-Raqqa, Syria, ISIS beheaded two men it accused of blasphemy.[8] Photos of the event posted by ISIS showed children in the crowd of spectators.

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The Obamas: We’ve Been Racially Mistreated

WOW…

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President Barack and wife Michelle Obama told People magazine in an interview to be released Friday that they personally identify with everyday experiences of racial bias in America.

“Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs,” Michelle Obama told the magazine.

She also stated, her husband “was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.”

President Obama spoke about being mistaken for a valet.

“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” he said, according to the interviews conducted by People.

The first lady also described being mistreated at a Target store in suburban Washington during a shopping trip.

“Even as the first lady,” she told the magazine, “during the wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf.”

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Michelle said the incidents are “the regular course of life” for African-Americans and a “challenge” for the country to overcome.