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Pro-Trump Contender Raises Massive War Chest to Take Out Charlie Crist for Florida House Seat

George Buck has emerged as a strong contender to take out the incumbent.

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Counter-terrorism expert George Buck launched a campaign last year in Florida’s 13th Congressional district to take out incumbent Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor who turned his back on his party and switched to Democrat. His momentum is building as he has emerged as the clear front-runner with the war chest to defeat the veteran incumbent.

Buck’s fundraising numbers indicate that he is the contender with the best shot to take out Crist in this November’s general election. FEC filings indicate that Buck raised $220,667.38 in the 4th quarter of 2019, and he raised in excess of $400,000 during the entire year. His money has largely come from a diverse pool of donors who are receptive to his “America First” message, which is an indicator that he will not owe favors to swampy special interests as a Congressman.

In his press release touting his strong fundraising numbers, Buck’s campaign boasts that he has received donations from 6,000 individuals – showing the depth of his grassroots support. Those same people giving money will be the army potentially powering him to victory in November against Crist.

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“None of the donations were from swamp PACs or lobbyists, they came from average every day Americans and Floridians who want to take this country back,” Buck said.

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“I am proud of that and I won’t let my donors and voters down. We are almost at half a million raised and this is the kind of fundraising prowess needed to defeat Turncoat Charlie Crist. Charlie has done nothing while in Congress other than vote to impeach President Trump during the sham witch hunt. I can do better,” he added.

Crist, who bills himself as a moderate voice within an increasingly polarized Congress, joined with the extremists in his party ranks and hopped on board the impeachment bandwagon against President Trump.

“No President, Republican or Democratic, is above the law. No President should be allowed to leverage our national security for their personal political benefit. No President should ask foreign governments to interfere in our elections. No President should obstruct Congress’ constitutionally mandated duty to provide oversight of the Executive Branch,” Crist wrote in his public statement in favor of impeachment.

“This is a sad, painful, and divisive situation for our nation. But impeachment is the direct result of the President’s own words and actions. And we have a duty to our Oath of Office and the Constitution to not stand silent,” he added.

Far from being a career politician, Buck has a history as a retired firefighter, emergency response expert, army veteran as a trained paratrooper, and he serves as president of the 101st Airborne Association in Florida. He currently leads his fellow Republican challengers, including Amanda Makki, Anna Luna, Sharon Newby, Matt Becker, and Shelia Griffin, in fundraising for the 13th District. The primary election is scheduled to take place on Aug. 18.

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Congress Uses Fake Russia-Taliban Report as Excuse to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Another victory for the war party.

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Democrats are seizing upon a fake news report alleging that Russia has funded Taliban mercenaries to kill U.S. soldiers in order to make it more difficult for troops to be pulled from Afghanistan, thus undermining President Trump’s foreign policy agenda.

The House Armed Services Committee voted on Wednesday to make it more difficult for Trump to pull troops out of Afghanistan. It would force several certifications to be met before Trump could bring troops home. Republicans in the committee joined the Democrats to undermine Trump with the approval of this National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the neoconservative who supports Bush-era globalism, said the measure “lays out, in a very responsible level of specificity, what is going to be required if we are going to in fact make decisions about troop levels based on conditions on the ground and based on what’s required for our own security, not based on political timelines.” It was approved by a 45-11 vote.

The amendment requires an assessment to determine whether or not “state actors have provided any incentives to the Taliban, their affiliates, or other foreign terrorist organizations for attacks against United States, coalition, or Afghan security forces or civilians in Afghanistan in the last two years, including the details of any attacks believed to have been connected with such incentives” before troops can be removed from the country.

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) bragged about how the measure will make sure the U.S. does not leave the region and more American lives are put in jeopardy for a war effort that is largely recognized to be a lost cause.

“There’s been bipartisan criticism of what a weak deal [Trump] got with the Taliban, a deal that is already falling apart,” Moulton said. “Now we learned that he was making this deal at the same time as there were bounties on the heads of American troops, American sons and daughters. We clearly need more oversight over what the president is doing in Afghanistan.”

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who is the most eloquent voice for an “America First” foreign policy in the House, opposed the measure because of its obvious implications against peace.

“A great nation does not force the next generation to fight their wars, and that’s what we’ve done in Afghanistan,” Gaetz said. “I think the best day to have not had the war in Afghanistan was when we started it, and the next best day is tomorrow.

“I don’t think there’s ever a bad day to end the war in Afghanistan,” he added. “Our generation is weary of this and tired of this.”

The defense industry is pushing the Russia bogeyman yet again, in order to create xenophobic outrage and a pretense to keep troops occupying in the region. The Pentagon has reported that Russia is trying to expedite the removal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but they are painting this news as if it is a bad thing.

“As of February, the Russian government was working with the central government, regional countries, and the Taliban to gain increased influence in Afghanistan, expedite a U.S. military withdrawal, and address security challenges that might arise from a withdrawal,” a report from the Pentagon said.

“Russia has politically supported the Taliban to cultivate influence with the group, limit the Western military presence, and encourage counter ISIS operations, although Russia publicly denies their involvement,” they added.

The political establishment, including the military-industrial complex, is pulling out all the stops to sabotage President Trump and deprive him of achieving his goals before November’s election.

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