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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Exclusive: Bobby Jindal Tells Brody File: Stop Hyphenated-American Titles

Governor Bobby Jindal tells The Brody File that hyphenated American titles need to be a thing of the past. ““ I don’t want to discriminate based on the color of one’s skin or race,” Jindal tells me. “One of the things we can all do is instead of calling ourselves “hyphenated- Americans”, African- Americans, Irish- Americans, Italian- Americans, Asian Americans…we are all Americans.”

The Brody File interviewed Jindal Friday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Watch the clip below.

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Governor Bobby Jindal: “ I don’t want to discriminate based on the color of one’s skin or race. One of the things we can all do is instead of calling ourselves “hyphenated- Americans”, African- Americans, Irish- Americans, Italian- Americans, Asian Americans…we are all Americans. My parents came to this country over 40 years ago and in many ways they were coming to an idea, not a place. The idea of freedom and opportunity. My mom loves her heritage. She loves her background. We can all be proud of where we’ve come from but my mom made it very clear to my brother and I as we were born here and as they raised us here…we are raising you as Americans. If we wanted to raise you as Indians…we would have stayed in India. “

posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 5:37 PM | Feedback (0)

Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy To Brody File: “The liberal media keep me in business because they are so bad.”

On this week’s Brody File show, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy sits down with us to discuss the success of his media empire. As for why Newsmax has been so successful, Ruddy quips: “The liberal media keep me in business because they are so bad.”

Recently, The Brody File crew visited Newsmax headquarters in South Florida. Watch part of the interview below.

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posted @ Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:34 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Brody File Show: God, Guns, Grits, Gravy and the State of the Union

This week on the Brody File we take a look at the president’s State of the Union address.

Plus,  former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stopped by to talk to us about his new book titled, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.

Finally, The Brody File team heads to the Newsmax television studio in southern Florida and introduces you to the man in charge of this media empire.

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 1:33 PM | Feedback (0)

Exclusive: Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy Says GOP Is Finished If They Ignore Social Conservative Religious Voters

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy says the GOP will no longer be a major political party if they abandon social conservative religious voters. ““If you really annoy them and you move away from those groups, the Republican Party is finished as the second major party in the country,” Ruddy tells The Brody File from the Newsmax headquarters in South Florida.

Watch part of the interview below.

Christopher Ruddy is a major player in republican circles. GOP candidates who run for president make their way down to meet with him. Some big time democrats do too. His “Newsmax Empire” is bustling. The leading conservative website, the very popular Newsmax Magazine and now Newsmax TV. When you look up “mover and shaker” in Webster’s Dictionary, Christopher Ruddy’s picture pops up.

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Christopher Ruddy: “If you really annoy them (religious right/social votes) and you move away from those groups, the Republican Party is finished as the second major party in the country.”

Christopher Ruddy: “I tell my libertarian friends the reason we have a free enterprise system and the freedoms that we have is because of the Judeo-Christian ethic that the nation was founded on.”

Christopher Ruddy: “This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and ethics and think we should keep consistent on those and I think the country will remain strong and free. If we lose our tether to those principles I think the country is in peril.”



posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 12:50 PM | Feedback (0)

Video Exclusive: Mike Huckabee Movement Building Steam: Says Romney Financial Bundlers Interested In Huckabee Presidential Run

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Mike Huckabee says that big time financial bundlers who have supported Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush in the past are now showing major interest in a Huckabee presidential run. ““I’m convinced that this is a very different atmosphere,” Huckabee tells me. “Yes there are going to be a lot of candidates but unlike eight years ago when I just had a tough time getting people to support me financially, I’m seeing a very different climate out there, people who are bundlers for previous presidential candidates, McCain, Bush, even Romney and others are now coming to me and saying ‘we think you can win, we think you can communicate to voters that we have not been winning and we think that’s more important than us agreeing with you on every single issue and so I am encouraged.”

Watch the video below. This interview was conducted Wednesday when I had a chance to discuss Huckabee’s new book called, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.”

Folks, let me give it to you straight. If Huckabee gets the financial support during a presidential run, watch out. We’ll have a new front-runner. The mainstream media may not christen him with the title but they’ll have to take notice of his new financial positioning at that point. And with his strong communication skills, Huckabee has the best shot in the field to seal the deal.

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Mike Huckabee: “I’m convinced that this is a very different atmosphere. Yes there are going to be a lot of candidates but unlike eight years ago when I just had a tough time getting people to support me financially, I’m seeing a very different climate out there, people who are bundlers for previous presidential candidates, McCain, Bush, even Romney and others are now coming to me and saying ‘we think you can win, we think you can communicate to voters that we have not been winning and we think that’s more important than us agreeing with you on every single issue and so I am encouraged.”

On Traditional Marriage:

Mike Huckabee: “For many of us, who have a biblical worldview, who are God-centered in our approach to life this is the only option we have and if you have a God-centered worldview you say, ‘what did God say about marriage’, not what do I feel, what do I think, what do I believe.”

posted @ Friday, January 23, 2015 12:21 AM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

President Obama's State Of The Disunion

Forget President Obama’s State of the Union speech for a moment. Let’s talk about two words we heard so much about in 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president. Those words are "hope" and “change."

I covered that 2008 presidential race first hand. I was there. I saw the excitement that people felt at that time. It wasn't just democrats. It was moderates, independents and yes even some conservatives who thought this president was going to make good on his promise to unite the country and bring both parties together. It was Barack Obama who in 2004 said the following: “There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America."

Folks, it never happened. Not only didn't it happen but under President Obama's watch it has gotten worse. He hasn't brought the country together. If anything, he's torn the country further apart. Now, is there enough blame to go around? Of course. GOP leaders can lay claim to their fair share too but a president has the ultimate responsibility to promote unity. Executive Orders and saying “see you later” to congress doesn't do that. Passing major healthcare changes like Obamacare with 51 votes instead of a super majority doesn't do that. Making straw man arguments on a daily basis doesn't help either. Did congress give him headaches? Yes, of course. It's called “checks and balances." It's what our founders intended. But just because congress has you reaching for the Excedrin doesn't mean that the emperor has to get his way no matter what.

So what's our state of the union? It's fractured and President Obama deserves much of the blame.
 

posted @ Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:47 PM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Brody File Exclusive: Bobby Jindal's Letter to America's Governors: Come Worship Jesus with Me and Pray for Revival

The Brody File has obtained a letter sent by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to the other 49 governors in America, asking them to attend this Saturday’s huge prayer event at LSU in Baton Rouge where he tells them the following: “There will only be one name lifted up that day – Jesus!”

Jindal is truly at the forefront of calling for spiritual revival in this country. He’s a politician who is not afraid to step out in faith and speak boldly about his Christian faith. In his letter to the nation’s governors, he cites Bible verses that call for us to seek God out in prayer so the Lord will restore a nation.

“I believe now is the time for us to have a similar posture of humility, honesty and honor before The Lord on behalf of our nation,” Jindal writes. “We need an appeal to heaven for heaven’s intervention over us. We need to pray to the Lord that He will send spiritual revival to our nation.”

The entire letter below.

The Brody File will provide exclusive coverage of the huge event along with big pastors meeting taking place in Baton Rouge this Friday. Dozens of pastors, who are praying about getting involved in the political process are gathering the day before to attend a training event geared to help equip and encourage pastors if they decide to seek political office.

It’s being sponsored by the American Renewal Project. You don’t want to miss The Brody File coverage of this event.

Letter from Governor Jindal to 49 Governors

Dear Governor,

America, our great nation, is in great need.

We are faced with fatherless homes, an epidemic of drugs and crime, a saturation of pornography, an increase in the polarization, division, and hopelessness amongst many. We need trust, respect and civility restored.  Yet as I trust you would agree, there are limits to our own influence as governmental leaders. Lasting change does not come only from laws and legislation, but from the changing of hearts produced by spiritual revival.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Lord makes this promise to us, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” The Bible also speaks of the prophet Joel, who lived in days of great challenge and crises. His response to these challenges was a clear call for prayer, “Declare a holy fast; call a solemn assembly.  Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God and cry out to the Lord.” Joel 1:14.

Likewise, I believe now is the time for us to have a similar posture of humility, honesty and honor before The Lord on behalf of our nation. We need an appeal to heaven for heaven’s intervention over us.

We need to pray to the Lord that He will send spiritual revival to our nation.

That is why I am inviting everyone to join us on January 24th at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm for a Solemn assembly of Worship, Prayer and Fasting, as we corporately lift up the name of The Lord. There will be no politicians giving speeches and no preachers pontificating. This gathering will be apolitical in nature and open to all who would like to join us in humble posture before our Creator to intervene on behalf of our people and nation. There will only be one name lifted up that day – Jesus!

On Saturday, all ages, denominations, ethnic and racial backgrounds will gather to pray for America, asking God for His mercy and Abounding Grace. Christians will choose to cross their racial, denominational, generational and political preferences, to meet at the Cross of Christ together to pray for revival.

If you would like to join us, for all or part of this day of prayer, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Bobby Jindal
Governor, Louisiana

posted @ Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:21 PM | Feedback (2)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bobby Jindal's Straight Talk: 'Muslim leaders must make clear that these individuals are not going to enjoy the afterlife, they’re not going to be martyrs but rather they’re going to hell.'

Hey John McCain: Move over. You have a “straight talk” partner. His name is Gov. Bobby Jindal. Watch below.

This is what he said today in London, England, about Islamic terrorists who think they’re going to heaven.

Gov. Bobby Jindal: Muslim leaders must make clear that these individuals are not going to enjoy the afterlife, they’re not going to be martyrs but rather they’re going to hell.

There’s not enough left to be said other than, “Preach it, brother!”

It's one thing to say that these Islamic terrorists are going to hell but Jindal put all Muslim leaders on the spot. Will some of these "moderate" Muslim leaders say that? Stay tuned.

Look, the reality is this: Jesus is the way to heaven. The Lord said these words: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

That’s God’s word. That’s called truth. Throughout history, so many have tried to prove the Bible wrong. And yet whether it’s prophecy or archaeology or any other means, they can’t. The Bible stands the test of time. Why? Because it’s God’s holy word. It’s his love letter to us.

Let’s pray that ALL Muslims and everyone that doesn't know Jesus in a real and personal way turn their life over to him.

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2015 3:29 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Brody File Show: Standing with France

The Brody File looks at how the White House committed a blunder by not attending France's big unity rally against Islamic terrorism.

Plus, we take a closer look at the rise of anti-Semitism.

Finally, a Spanish face-off between former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

posted @ Friday, January 16, 2015 1:31 PM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

President Obama and Islam: His Head in the Sand Mentality

I understand why everybody is talking about how the Obama administration committed a blunder by not sending a high ranking official to Paris for the big unity rally. But there’s a much larger point here.

Yes, they blew it but here's the real underlying problem: This administration under President Obama's leadership sees Islam as a religion of peace. But folks, just read the Koran, read the clerics' writings and teachings. It's not a religion of peace. Islamic terrorists are blowing people up because their religion tells them to do it. The Obama administration has its head in the sand when it comes to this crucial fact.

In 2009, President Obama said the following: "Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." They do? Tell that to all victims of Islamic terrorism around the world.

Or how about this quote from President Obama: "As a student of history, I also know civilization's debt to Islam." What history books is he reading? The Saul Alinsky Chronicles?

And then you have his attorney general, Eric Holder refusing to use the words "Islamic terrorism." He wouldn't say it during past congressional hearings on the matter. And now, after Paris, Holder was asked whether we are at war with Islam. He said no. Rather, he said the United States is at war with terrorists who corrupt the Islamic faith. How can they be corrupting the faith when their own holy book calls for jihad or a holy war against non-believers?

There’s one more little ditty. Now comes word that the Obama administration is convening a summit next month on terrorism.

You ready for the title? Take a deep breath. It's called the, “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.”

There’s no mention of Islam, no mention of terrorism.

Bottom line: Islamic terrorists are at war with us and President Obama thinks the other side is made up of a few loony tunes. The only thing "cartoonish" about all of this is how President Obama views core Islamic teaching.

posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:35 AM | Feedback (4)