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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lindsey Graham's Message To Republicans Who Want To Ditch Social Issues: "You don’t know what you’re talking about"

Here’s Lindsey Graham’s message to all the republicans in the GOP who think the party should stop talking about social issues so they can start winning elections again: “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Watch him say it in my one-on-one interview in Iowa this past weekend. Graham is going to run for President of the United States. Many pundits don’t give him a chance and I know a lot of constitutional conservatives don’t like him. But you know what? He actually has a lot of smart things to say when it comes to fighting radical Islam and social conservatism.

Watch the interview clip below along with a partial transcription.

MANDATORY COURTESY: CBN NEWS/THE BRODY FILE


David Brody, “ What do you say to American Christians, many evangelicals especially, who are very concerned with the way the courts are ruling, not just on gay marriage, but on the overall issue of religious liberty? What do you say to them, who believe that Christianity in many degrees is under attack in this country?”
 
Senator Lindsey Graham, “ Fight back. Show up at the ballot box. If you want conservative judges, you better elect a conservative president. The difference between Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch is not the debate I want. I want the next President of the United States to be a republican to pick somebody like Trey Gowdy. I want more conservative judges and the only way you’ll get that under our constitutional process is to elect a conservative president because the president has a wide latitude under our constitution to appoint judges. The biggest prize of all in 2016, is that there may be up to three Supreme Court Justices who retire. So, work like your lifestyle depended on it. Work as if your nation needed you. Because we do. To the evangelical Christian community, hold your head up high. And to those who say, on the republican side, we need to abandon social conservatism so quit talking about these issues because you can’t win an election. Here’s my response. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

posted @ Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:19 PM | Feedback (0)

Ted Cruz Tells Brody File: Media Fears Him; New York Times Doing "Hit Pieces" On Him

In a one-on-one interview with The Brody File in Iowa, Ted Cruz says that The New York Times is out to get him by doing multiple hit pieces on him. “The media will tell you who they fear. The New York Times in the last week, has run a series of three hit-pieces all directed at me. It’s almost like The New York Times is a little bit nervous seeing a strong conservative getting incredible grass roots support, rising in the polls, raising money.” The NYT has come out with pieces that question how he can be against gay marriage and yet attend the fundraiser of gay republican donors. Look folks, it’s not like Cruz is stumping for gay marriage when he meets with gay donors. That would be different.

The interview was done in a private room at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event.

Watch out for Ted Cruz. Don’t discount him. He needs to work on shedding this perception that he can’t compromise but he’s got potential to rise. Watch the video clip below along with a partial transcription.

MANDATORY COURTESY: CBN NEWS/THE BRODY FILE



David Brody,” And the message to the media who say that they’re not going to put you in the top tier. They’re going to say, ‘Oh, he’s not going to have a chance at this.’ Your message to them as well?”  
 
Senator Ted Cruz, “ The media will tell you who they fear. The New York Times in the last week, has run a series of three hit-pieces all directed at me. It’s almost like The New York Times is a little bit nervous seeing a strong conservative getting incredible grass roots support, rising in the polls, raising money. Our support, it’s not coming from Washington. You know, The New York Times, the day we announced said, ‘ Cruz can’t win because he is despised by the Washington elite.’ I got to tell you David; I thought that was the whole point of our campaign. You’re right, if you agree with business as usual in Washington, if you agree with the culture of corruption that Hillary Clinton embodies, then I’m not your candidate.”

posted @ Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:52 PM | Feedback (0)

Scott Walker To Brody File: Jeb Bush Is Frontrunner

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tells The Brody File that he won’t get into the presidential race until at least June and also says Jeb Bush is the GOP presidential frontrunner because he’s got the most money. “I still think we are a bit of an underdog because Governor Bush is a friend and good guy but I think ultimately is going to be the frontrunner because of the money. He’s going to have a lot more money than anybody in this case. If we get in, we are going to try to make a case on the ground.

Walker made the comments to us behind the scenes in a private interview room at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition event.

Watch the interview clip below along with a partial transcription.

MANDATORY VIDEO AND PRINT COURTESY: CBN NEWS/THE BRODY FILE



David Brody,” Where are you in this process? Everybody is waiting on you to declare and they love to put that frontrunner or at least that co-frontrunner status on you. What are you making of all of this”
 
Governor Scott Walker, “ Two things. One, the most important thing I do, as a governor over two years is the state budget. That budget should be completed and signed by June so I want to get that done with before I announce any intention one way or the other. Secondly, even at that point, I still think we are a bit of an underdog because Governor Bush is a friend and good guy but I think ultimately is going to be the frontrunner because of the money. He’s going to have a lot more money than anybody in this case. If we get in, we are going to try to make a case on the ground. “

posted @ Sunday, April 26, 2015 2:21 PM | Feedback (0)

Marco Rubio To Brody File: There Is No Constitutional Right To Gay Marriage

In a one-on-one interview with The Brody File in Des Moines Iowa this weekend, GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio says there is NO constitutional right to gay marriage. “It doesn’t exist. There is no federal constitutional right to same sex marriage. There isn’t such a right. You have to have a ridiculous reading of the U.S. constitution to reach the conclusion that people have a right to marry someone of the same sex.”

The Brody File has a front row seat to this GOP Primary as we get exclusive interviews and behind the scenes access with the presidential campaigns.

Watch the clip below along with a partial transcription.

MANDATORY VIDEO AND PRINT COURTESY: CBN NEWS/THE BRODY FILE



David Brody, “Marriage in the Supreme Court, a big case coming this week to be argued. Where are you on this whole idea of a constitutional right that many people think…”
 
Marco Rubio, “ It doesn’t exist. There is no federal constitutional right to same sex marriage. There isn’t such a right. You have to have a ridiculous reading of the U.S. constitution to reach the conclusion that people have a right to marry someone of the same sex. There is no such constitutional right. Can a state decide to change their laws? Yes, but only through the political process…”
 
Marco Rubio: “They (advocates of same sex marriage) want to stigmatize, they want to ostracize anyone who disagrees with them as haters. It’s very simple. This is not a policy against anyone. I believe, as do a significant percentage of Americans, that the institution of marriage, an institution that existed before government, that existed before laws, that institution should remain in our laws recognized as the union of one man and one woman.”  

posted @ Sunday, April 26, 2015 1:35 PM | Feedback (14)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Changing The Constitution

You won't hear it too much from official Washington, but America's finances are in big trouble. When you add up $18 trillion of debt, a dysfunctional Congress and activist judges taking power from the people, you get frustration and an attitude of enough is enough. Now one group is taking action in the form of a project called Convention of States. Watch my story on The 700 Club.

posted @ Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:59 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Brody File Show: Religious Liberty under Attack

This week on The Brody File, we're in Indiana, a state where religious liberty is severely under attack after the big controversy over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

We talk with a Christian business owner and one of the state leaders who was behind Indiana's initial law on the matter.

posted @ Friday, April 17, 2015 4:32 PM | Feedback (1)

Video: Carly Fiorina Says Hillary Won't Be Able to Play 'Woman Card' If She's GOP Nominee

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with The Brody File, soon-to-be GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina tells me that Hillary Clinton won't be able to play the 'gender card' if Fiorina is her opponent.

"Hillary Clinton will play that card unless she faces me in a general election. Hillary Clinton is banking so much on saying to the American people, 'I'm going to be the first woman president' or 'Republicans are waging a war on women' or playing the gender card in some way. If she faces me she can't do any of that," Fiorina said. "She'll have to talk about her policies."

"So I'm not running because I'm a woman, but the facts are I am a woman," she continued. "And the facts are I can talk about a track record and leadership and accomplishments and policies. I want Hillary Clinton to have to talk about those things, too."

Watch the video below: MANDATORY COURTESY: CBN NEWS/THE BRODY FILE

Look folks, Carly Fiorina is a very interesting candidate. Does being a woman in an all male field help her? Sure. It will give her a platform and excessive media attention.

But forget that she's a woman for a moment. How about the fact that she has a tough-as-nails approach to foreign policy and knows a thing or two about the economy and how to run a business? Throw in the fact that her cool, calm temperament is a major asset and all of a sudden you have a presidential candidate who needs to be taken seriously.

America, get ready for, "iCarly the sequel."

posted @ Friday, April 17, 2015 9:16 AM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

This Just In: Rubio Heads To Iowa Church To Court Evangelicals

Senator Marco Rubio is heading into “Evangelical Iowa territory.”  April 25th at Point of Grace Church in Waukee Iowa. The Brody File will be there. See below from the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition:

Senator Marco Rubio will join Governor Rick Perry, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Gov. Scott Walker, and Senator Rick Santorum as speakers at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition 15th Annual Spring Kick-Off.  Steve Scheffler, president of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition (IFFC) stated about the new line up, “We are thrilled that Sen. Rubio has confirmed to join our outstanding line up of speakers who are considering a run for the presidency or are official candidates.”  

Folks, Rubio is the real deal and could even be considered the frontrunner for the nomination. He doesn’t have frontrunner money yet but hold tight for that.  He’s just beginning. He has constitutional conservatism credibility and Washington establishment types respect him. That will help him immensely as he navigates through both worlds during the GOP nomination contest. He’s also young and talking about a “new American century.” It feels hopeful, optimistic. Throw in the fact that he’s one of the best communicators out there and has a JFK-type looking family. You know what you get? Possibly the man that will be standing on a podium in Cleveland Ohio next July 21st ( Google it).


 

posted @ Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:08 PM | Feedback (0)

Brody file Analysis On Hillary Clinton Presidential Run

Watch my analysis on Hillary Clinton's presidential run


posted @ Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:41 AM | Feedback (0)

Christian Business Owners Under Attack In Indiana

Watch my 700 Club story from Indiana called: A Scary Reality for Indiana's Christian Businesses

posted @ Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:39 AM | Feedback (0)