America is waking up to Obama’s cynical racial and religious profiling.


America is waking up to Obama’s cynical racial and religious profiling.

By Mario Murillo

Jesus said, “They strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.”  

First the camel:   Why are they violently pressing for amnesty for 11 million immigrants who are here illegally?  Why are they so intent on paying all of their bills, including free abortions?  Why are they delirious to grant them the college tuition that they took away from our men and women in uniform?

It is all about demographics, er, democrats.   Obama wants America to veer left and remain dependent on Government money.  To do this he must find new democratic voters.  His means to this end is pure racial and religious profiling.  He believes that Latino Catholics will become democratic voters and suspects that white Protestants and military families will not.  He is abusing his power through the Department of Justice to reach his goal.

This leads us to the gnat.  Obama is the champion of immigration right?  Not when you are white, protestant and German.

The Romeikes a German Christian family that home schools their children were granted asylum in 2010 by Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman after fleeing their native Germany where they were subjected to criminal prosecution for homeschooling their children, a practice which is largely illegal in Germany.


Eric Holder, while keen on flooding American with illegal immigrants does seem to want even one white Christian family to come here legally.  He went after them with a vengeance.  Finally, Judge Burman’s decision was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals in 2012. Represented by HSLDA, the Romeikes appealed the decision, but a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit issued a unanimous decision against the family on April 23rd.

On May 28th, Michael Farris, founder and chairman of Home School Legal Defense Association , filed an appeal to the entire 15-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit. Farris states that the brief for the appeal “focuses considerable attention on the fact that the [three-judge] panel never mentions the German high court’s admission that Germany’s ban on homeschooling is motivated by the desire to suppress religious and philosophical ‘parallel societies.’”

In addition, Farris asserts, “The panel also never mentions that the German government targets homeschoolers in order to prevent ‘the damage to the children, which is occurring through the continued exclusive teaching of the children of the mother at home.’”

“It’s one thing to enforce truancy laws because a child refuses to go to school,” said Farris. “It’s another thing to force children to go to school because the German government doesn’t want religious or philosophical parallel societies to exist.”


HSLDA also initiated a White House petition that has received nearly 125,000 signatures, urging the Obama administration not to deport the Romeike family.

The weirdness of the White House is not lost on Americans.  An outrage has come on the heels of several scandals with Benghazi, the IRS, and Fox News.

A White House petition with nearly 125,000 signatures, is urging the Obama administration not to deport the Romeike family.

Not only this, but William Estrada, Director of Federal Relations of the HSLDA, said that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has taken the lead in the Senate to draft a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging him to allow the Romeike family asylum in the United States.

With all of the heat that Holder is taking right now including the specter of being prosecuted for perjury, you better believe he is going to rethink ignoring another possible scandal.

Estrada said that Rubio has joined with Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Tim Scott (R-SC) to move ahead with a letter that will complement one that has already been sent to Holder from members of the House. Led by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), a coalition of 27 congressmen have signed a letter urging the Department of Justice to rescind an order to deport the Romeikes.

“Sens. Rubio, Blunt, and Scott have all been very supportive,” said Estrada. “This is a family seeking freedom in this country–they are true pilgrims. These are the kinds of people we want to welcome in this country, those who value freedom.”

Americans are waking up to the insanity of socialism and the cold cynical way that Obama has sought to expand his power.

Prayer is the key!  We are watching agenda after agenda to dismantle America being foiled by prayer.  Keep praying and keep speaking out!



In a statement published on May 22nd, Planned Parenthood criticized the adoption of a House amendment that would deny taxpayer funding for the abortions of illegal immigrants.

Referring to the amendment as “another attack on women’s health,” the press release states:

Planned Parenthood today strongly condemned the adoption of an amendment to limit access to women’s health care by banning the use of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and life endangerment. The amendment also goes one step beyond current ICE policy to allow non-medical personnel to interfere with immigrant women’s access to care, without any exceptions.

This amendment to House Homeland Security Appropriations Committee bill, sponsored by Rep. John Carter (R-TX) and Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL), is unnecessary and an obvious effort to continue the attack on women’s health issues.

“It is disappointing that some members of Congress continue to play politics and attack women’s health–even during an unrelated national security debate,” stated Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. “This amendment prevents immigrant women, who often already face terrible circumstances in federal immigration custody, from making extremely personal, medical decisions.”

Richards added, “Abortion has no business being debated as part of a Homeland Security funding bill.”

However, according to Tony Perkins of Family Research Council (FRC) writing at LifeSiteNews, the amendment was prompted by an attempt by the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to extend numerous benefits to illegal aliens:

The issue boiled over last spring when the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) tried to slip new guidelines past Congress that would have extended a host of benefits to illegal aliens that rival the average citizens’! And these aren’t your garden variety detainees. Most of the immigrants in ICE’s care are convicted criminals who were transferred out of prison, where they were serving time for other charges. Even so, the Left has fought to give these detainees the best care that (taxpayers’) money can offer. Before FRC drew attention to the issue last March, ICE was even prepared to offer government-sponsored hormone therapy for transgenders!

Perkins goes on to observe that, in February, DHS began releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants in anticipation of automatic sequester budget cuts. Yet, the same DHS which said it did not have enough funding for detention beds “is ready to finance abortions.”

Rep. John Carter (R-TX), Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, introduced the amendment that would block the Department of Homeland Security from receiving taxpayer funding to pay for the abortions of illegal immigrants.

A Homeland Security spending bill, approved by the House last June, also included a provision to ban ICE from providing abortions to illegal immigrant detainees.

According to Fox News, the measure, proposed by Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL), would prevent ICE from using agency funds to provide abortions to illegal immigrants except in the case of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother would be endangered.

The measure was added to a $46 billion Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill approved by the House on a party-line vote of 234-182. According to Perkins, the amendment “didn’t carry over from the 2013 funding bill.”

Regarding Planned Parenthood, Perkins said the organization’s statement is a distortion of the truth. The amendment, he stated, does not prevent abortion; it prevents taxpayer funding of abortion:

Women in ICE’s custody are not only free to abort at outside clinics–they’re assigned government “escorts” for the trip. All House leaders have done is bring Homeland Security in line with the other federal appropriations provisions that block taxpayer dollars for abortion. So it’s more than a little ironic when Planned Parenthood complains, “Abortion has no business being debated as a part of a Homeland Security funding bill.” We agree! In fact, abortion has no business being debated as part of anygovernment funding bill. That’s why FRC supports the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7 and S. 946), just introduced by Rep. Chris Smith and Sen. Roger Wicker. And if Planned Parenthood were sincere about women’s health, they’d join us.

How Bad Do You Want It?

How Bad Do You Want It?

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It does not matter how revolutionary a book is or how excellently it may be written. A book is but a block of wood until it explodes in the heart of the reader. The goal of this blog is to ignite a passion in you to go for IT! The IT in this chapter is victory.
This Blog asks you, “How Bad do you want it?” There is something that I want you to want and I want you to want it bad. You have an astonishing amount of victory available to you in Christ.
You can conquer feelings of inadequacy, depression, insecurity and confusion. You can take more ground from the enemy than you ever imagined. You can force changes in the world that you never dreamed of.
The plain truth is that we only have as much victory as we want. Victory is not an issue of age, talent, intelligence or even opportunity. Victory has everything to do with passion.

No one embodied an incomplete appetite for victory more than King Joash:  2 Kings 13: 14-19 “Elisha had become sick with the illness of which he would die. Then Joash the king of Israel came down to him, and wept over his face, and said, “a my father, my father, the chariots of Israel and their horsemen!” And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and some arrows.” So he took himself a bow and some arrows. Then he said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” So he put his hand on it, and Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. And he said, “Open the east window”; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot”; and he shot. And he said, “The arrow of the LORD’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; for you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them.” Then he said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped. And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times
Notice that even though this king could cry and even though God intended to give him total victory, he could not find the passion to strike the ground enough to win! So I ask you again, “How bad do you want it?”
Victorious Saints were far more common at other times in history. What has happened? What is blocking this generation of Christians from experiencing the real victory promised in the Bible? There are two major factors that mollify our passion for victory. Satan works overtime to give victory a bad name.  The one thing that I know will change you and ignite your passion is when you find out what victory really is. Do you remember the parable that said that the Kingdom of God is like a treasure hidden in a field?  The man went and sold everything he had and bought the field. Everyone else must have thought him insane to pay so much for a useless parcel of ground. When you see the treasure that victory really is the price will seem  insignificant. ‘
When Christians hear the word victory they think of an arduous life of drudgery. They assume that a person with victory is someone who has forsaken all to lead the life of a monk. Of course Satan gives holiness and victory a bad rap! His only hope is that you will never know what you are missing. His goal is to get you to accept a cheap counterfeit. Having failed at that, he will try to convince you that victory is beyond reach.   The truth is, without victory life is much harder. Walking in victory is so fulfilling and addictive that you will wonder how you ever lived without it! This is not to say that a life of victory is without discipline. It is a  much disciplined life.
However, the truly victorious do not notice the price of victory because joy fuels their sacrifices. They have a school girl crush on the Lord! What, some might call fanaticism will actually become a normal way of life for you.
Culture of Compromise and Detente.

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Another big reason that passion for victory is hard to come by is that we live in a culture of compromise and detente. 911 exposed how incapable of outrage many in our nation are. After 3,000 innocent Americans were incinerated in the Twin Towers many wanted to form committees to study, “what we did to make the terrorists mad.” They wanted to send in the grief counselors to mute the deep sense of loss of the victims’ families; almost as if it were wrong to grieve. They simply wanted to be “back to normal as soon as possible.”
Walking in victory is so fulfilling and addictive that you will wonder how you ever lived without it!

One day as I had breakfast, a highly decorated retired Admiral of the U.S Navy sat at the table across from me. He was almost 90 but his mind was sharp and his eyes were clear. I went over, introduced myself and soon we were comparing America’s reaction to Pearl Harbor with modern America’s reaction to September 11 .
He described a nation that galvanized, became one and made whatever sacrifices it took to win. He characterized our reaction as half-baked and superficial. “You all sang the national anthem at sporting events for a while.” He said we do not understand that, “when someone wants to kill you there is no substitute for victory.” He went on to tell me why people speak evil against our young men and women in uniform. “These soldiers embody duty, honor and sacrifice.” These are attributes that our culture of compromise hates!
Then he reminded me of the words of Admiral Yamamoto. “When his colleagues congratulated him for his victory at Pearl Harbor Yamamoto said, ‘I did not know that our declaration of war did not reach Washington until 55 minutes after we attacked. I cannot imagine anything that would infuriate Americans more. I fear that all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” Whatever became of that resolve?

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One of the worst things we ever did was to learn French. It is the French who coined the term detente; the worst substitute for victory ever. Detente literally means “loosened crossbow strings.” In medieval times you would show your crossbow with the strings loosened to prove you would not attack.
Detente is the polar opposite of Teddy Roosevelt’s advice to “speak softly and carry a big stick.” Jay Leno joked, “Why should we be surprised that the French did not help us to liberate Baghdad? They did not even help us liberate Paris!” General George S. Patton said, “I would rather have the German army in front of me than the French army behind me”
Winston Churchill had another name for detente. He called it appeasement. Appeasement was the policy of the English Parliament toward Hitler in the 1930’s and Churchill despised it. Ancient Israel doubled the number of wars she had to face because of detente. Each time that Israel settled for an alliance when she should have demanded victory, she invited terror in her midst.  Detente in the life of a believer means peaceful coexistence with Satan. This is what you are seeing in teachings that diminish,  ignore or deny the existence of the devil. Detente quarantines sin and destructive habits instead of eliminating them.

Detente is a nervous pact with darkness that permits you to appear spiritual while still in its pocket. This subtle covenant with the enemy rears its ugly head every time you try to make real progress as a Christian.
No matter how eloquent a teacher is, they cannot change the reality of war. Whenever you schmooze with evil you are warring against God and creating a glass ceiling for your prayers!  Psalms 66:18, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.” Detente believes you can serve two masters, but in all such amalgamations evil takes the upper hand. The prisoner of detente will never progress until they declare war on Satan and possess God’s hatred for evil. Now let’s get a real definition of victory.
More than Conquerors
Forget what the world calls victory and set aside your own ideas of victory. Only God can truly define it, so let’s go to the owner’s manual to get a clear definition. Romans 8:37  tells us, “We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” The victory that overcomes the world is a two-edged sword with a sharp piercing point. One edge of that sword is total victory and the other is entrenchment and the sharp point is a passion to win after you win.

Total Victory: What Jesus did to the devil on the Cross was total victory. If only we could have been there when the crucified Christ kicked in the devil’s teeth, stripped him of the keys of hell and the grave. Colossians 2: 15 says, “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. ”
Let me give you two instances in the Bible that expose the supremacy of Christ and the utter helplessness of the enemy. The first shows that resistance is futile! Matthew 8:28 says, “When He had come to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, there met Him two demon- possessed men, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no one could pass that way. 29 And suddenly they cried out, saying, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?” This horde of demons did not bother to run or hide from Christ. His presence alone evokes pure terror in demons!

Another example is Revelation 20:1: ” Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him. ”
We know that high ranking angels have names. We know about Michael and Gabriel. In this case the messenger is only referred to as “an angel.” This shows that the even lowest ranking angel has the power to chain the prince of devils!  This awesome and unquestioned supremacy is what Satan sees when he runs into a child of God. When you surrender to God, He declares war on Satan through you. That declaration is all the devil sees when he comes near you and it fills him with terror! This is total victory.
Victory is entrenchment: The original language describes him as a conqueror bent on further conquering. Sun Tzu, a Chinese general that lived over 3,000 years ago explained entrenchment this way: “First, place yourself beyond the possibility of defeat and then wait for an opportunity to attack the enemy.   “This axiom of war is the pure definition of “more than conqueror.” Entrenchment means you are dug in. You have taken ground that you will never give back. To secure any piece of ground you must eradicate the enemy and make sure there are no breaches in your security. Spiritually, that means that you are utterly uncompromising. It means that you have evicted everything that exalts itself against God. Jesus said, “Satan is coming and He has nothing in me.” Entrenchment means you are welded to God.
Now we can read the rest of the verses.
Romans 8:37-39 “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
To secure any piece of ground you must eradicate the enemy and make sure there are no breaches in your security.

Remember the three Hebrew boys answering the angry King. “Can your God save you from the fiery furnace?” Their response is the stuff of victory, “Yes He can but even if he does not, we will not worship the golden statue! Their connection to God was unconditional and transcended all circumstances. This no-matter-whatness tells the enemy of your soul that you are beyond defeat.
Victory is a passion to win again and again: The Book of Revelation shows Jesus, the most awesome of all warriors riding on a white horse. The original language describes him as a “conqueror bent on further conquering.” The old song says “The lion of Judah shall break every chain and give to us the victory again and again!”

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The true warrior understands that battles lie ahead. He has already mentally and spiritually gone into the future and resolved to win those battles. Here is an amazing thought…you can discourage the devil! You can get a reputation in hell for never letting up, backing down or giving in.   You can get a reputation in hell for never letting up, backing down or giving in.

Victory: If you want it bad enough you can have it. You can kneel before your King right now and let Him give you the heart of a warrior, the unrelenting passion of a conqueror and the inexhaustible fire of the Holy Spirit.

TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows

TV Ratings: MSNBC Falls Below HLN in May, Rachel Maddow Hits Lows

Fox News Channel maintains a handsome lead in primetime and total day, while primetime runner-up CNN continues a healthy climb from the lows of 2012.

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HLN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Jodi Arias trial has had substantial ratings legs. Surging around the time of the May 8 verdict, the network notched an extremely rare monthly victory: It topped MSNBC in total day and primetime. And with CNN posting its second consecutive month as a distant primetime runner-up to Fox News Channel, MSNBC is in a very precarious fourth place.

Averaging 539,000 viewers in primetime and 175,000 viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic, MSNBC suffered double-digit drops from last May — down a respective 20 and 19 percent. Losses were less substantial in total day, down 10 percent to an average 346,000 viewers and down 7 percent to 115,000 adults 25-54, while all other nets pulled growth in multiple categories.


The soft start for All In With Chris Hayes has not helped. Hayes, down 32 percent in total viewers fromThe Ed Show last May, has offered a poor lead-in for MSNBC’s primetime flagship, The Rachel Maddow Show, at 9 p.m. The show delivered its lowest-rated month since it debuted in September 2008 (717,000 total viewers) and its second lowest with adults 25-54 (210,000). Maddow was topped by typical time slot victor Sean Hannity and CNN’s Piers Morgan.

Winner FNC, posting modest year-to-year losses in the key demo, was still number three across all of cable in both primetime and total day. Heavily covering White House woes like the Benghazi hearings, the network averaged 1,246,000 daily viewers (up 24 percent) and 236,000 adults 25-54 (down 5 percent) for the full day. Primetime saw 17 percent growth with 1,973,000 total viewers and a 6 percent dip with 308,000 in 25-54.

Read the complete rankings, May 2013 versus May 2012, via Nielsen:

Total Day
FNC: 1,246,000 total viewers, up 24 percent (236,000 in 25-54, down 5 percent)
CNN: 465,000 total viewers, up 61 percent (161,000 in 25-54, up 92 percent)
MSNBC: 346,000 total viewers, down 10 percent (115,000 in 25-54, down 7 percent)
HLN: 494,000 total viewers, up 111 percent (175,000 in 25-54, up 90 percent)

FNC: 1,973,000 total viewers, up 17 percent (308,000 in 25-54, down 6 percent)
CNN: 660,000 total viewers, up 70 percent (225,000 in 25-54, up 97 percent)
MSNBC: 539,000 total viewers, down 20 percent (175,000 in 25-54, down 19 percent)
HLN: 624,000 total viewers, up 91 percent (209,000 in 25-54, up 97 percent.


Is it me or did you notice a mood change ever since Obama said “God Bless Planned Parenthood”?   The crack in his armor seemed to spread quickly as scandal after scandal crashes in on him and his agenda.   I believe that this tragic remark crossed some kind of invisible line.

Let’s not leave prayer out of this observation.   Heaven hears the cry of the righteous not only here but around the world.   

Throughout history, God has provoked Satan to overplay his hand.  In our time, we have seen a rush to promote the death of marriage, the legalization of drugs, job killing environmental bills and a host of other crazy projects. 

You would think that the left would take its foot off of the accelerator but no they cannot seem to help themselves.  This too seems to be the result of divine manipulation.

Rachel Maddow and MSNBC are the current victims of this intervention.  Her nightly rants, cheap shots and heavy handed pontifications have finally frayed the nerves of even the most open minded progressives.   MSNBC hitched its wagon to Obama and he is leading them over a cliff.   The growing chorus across America seems to be “good riddance!”

Is the hand of God in all of this?   I say yes!  To be sure this is but a small victory when you consider the great breakthrough of moral awakening that we seek but it is a victory.  That is why I want to ask you to step up your prayers for greater victories, speak out for morality and marriage and do not be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

Do You Know What Is Really Going On?


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Do You Know What Is Really Going On?

Let me ask you something. Do you
know what is really going on? What are these
bizarre new attacks on the warriors of God?
The present darkness threatens us in ways
that we never imagined. The slightest mistake
brings huge consequences. The margin of
error is razor thin! What is going on?

Everything is happening suddenly.

Suddenly, strong believers self-destruct.
Suddenly, marriages and lifelong friendships
turn into bitter wars. Suddenly, cancer and
other life threatening diseases ravage bodies.
Disaster lurks at every turn! Life rages with

The weary warrior cries out to
understand what is going on. How can we fight
what we cannot see or discern? Is there a road
map through this minefield called modern life?
Can I steel myself in God to endure and finish
my course or have past failure and current
crisis erased my destiny? Can I cut away the
jungle growth and carve a path to mighty


God is not ignorant of our daily struggle.

He has not been fooled by anything that Satan
is doing in this age. God always anticipates

God always anticipates what we need and keeps a miracle ready For those who love him

what we will need and keeps a miracle ready for those who love Him.

At every epoch of history God has done something unique. When tyrants rule

and perversion floods the land, God always invites the righteous to run into the strong tower.

Now He is inviting you to come find inner peace;

peace that goes beyond explanation and navigates you past every secret place

where the enemy lies in wait to destroy.

However, you must first understand
what is really going on. The ozone layer of the
Holy Spirit has been breached. A hedge of
protection has been removed. The hand of
God has been pushed away. It is easy to point
the finger to the anti-God forces and blame
them for this storm of crisis but this one came
from within the Christian community.

Two Deadly Threats on the Warriors of God.

There are two things very wrong with a huge
segment of the American church. These two
things are a greater threat to you than

anything in the outside world. You must see
them and renounce them before you can obey
the higher call of Christ.


The first threat against you is spiritual
Daniel 11 :32 says, “Those who do
wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt
with flattery; but the people who know their
God shall be strong, and carry out great

There will be only two kinds of
Christians in the last days: Those who have
strength to finish glorious endeavors and those
who are seduced out of the race.

Flattery is at work in many pulpits
causing untold damage in Christians. This
story of a young boxer will illustrate what I
mean. He was a mediocre fighter but his
manager had a case of high optimistic denial.
The manager could not see the weaknesses in
his young charge and got him a fight against a
true contender.

In round one it was clear that this novice
had no chance against the experienced fighter.
When the round ended the battered young
fighter stumbled back to his corner. He was
stunned to hear his manager yelling, “You got
him kid. He hasn’t laid a glove on yOU!”

In round two it was futile to fight so he
just ran around the ring trying to stay alive.
Once again he staggers to his stool and hears                                                                                                                                                                                                      his manager boasting, “You got him on the run!                                                                                                                                                                                                                       He hasn’t laid a glove on you!”

In round three he has one eye closed,
he is wheezing, his ribs ache and he can
barely stand. He is saved by the bell and
crawls to his corner and hears the hollow
refrain. “You got him kid! He hasn’t laid a
glove on you.”

The kid now fed up with it all looks up
and says, “Then you better watch the referee
because someone in there is killing me!”

American Christians continually hear
sermons that tell them they are awesome
warriors with vast rights and privileges.
Nevertheless something in the real world is
killing them!

Flattery is why millions of American
Christians feel frustrated, confused and
starved. The words sounded right but therePreaching_TheoMatters
was no lasting effect, no active ingredient, no
revolutionary call and no transforming power.
There is no gut level confrontation with the real
problems. The irony is not lost on them. They
have just been weakened by a message about
strength. A man used a big screen and
PowerPoint for a sermon that had no power
and no point!

Flattery preaching will tell you, in so
many words, that you can be whole without
having to be holy. It will tell you that you can be
forceful without being forged. It exalts style
over substance. It tells you that victory is an

entitlement that does not require a deep work
of the Holy Spirit. It is not by accident that
these pep talks make no mention of the Cross,
the Blood, the Devil and Hell. These core
truths expose the real enemy, the real war and
the real formula for conquering modern life.

Vessels of God
that once carried
a powerful
anointing now
live in
a vacuum
and do not even
know that they
have lost their
walk with God.

There is a deliberate and calculated
conspiracy changing Christianity in America.
Certain religious celebrities blended elements
of the Bible, New Age and psychotherapy into
a highly marketable new religion. They put the writings of Buddha,

Mohammed, and Freud on the same level as the Holy Scriptures.

We are not
talking about liberal
theologians who deny
the deity of Jesus or
the inspiration of
scripture. We can at least respectfully
disagree with the honest liberal because they
actually believe what they are saying.

No, we are talking about mainstream
preachers who believe the Bible is the Word of
God but have chosen to misrepresent the
truths that they swore to uphold. Vessels of
God that once carried a powerful anointing now
live in a vacuum and do not even know that
they have lost their walk with God.



They began with a fiery calling but
somewhere along the line the undertow of
popularity morphed them into something that
God never intended. They became celebrity
gurus looking for beautiful ways to say things
instead of waiting on the Holy Spirit for a
tongue of fire and the sword of the Spirit.

There is an extraordinary reference to
this conspiracy in Jeremiah 5:31 which says,
‘The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests
rule by their own power; and my people love to
have it so. But what will you do in the end?”

Isn’t that the salient question? “What
will you do in the end?”
The end is upon the
believers who have eaten genetically altered
manna. Inconvenient truths have been
bleached out of the grain; the very truths that
would have kept them from the ravages of
modern life. Why would true men of God do
this? Read on. The answer may stun you.

The second threat against you is the
Carnal Christian crowd.
So why would men
of God conspire to give us a “new and
improved” Gospel? The answer is marketing.
American business has had breathtaking
success through marketing. Untold wealth has
been amassed by the methods invented in
America. Packaging, wording on labels, the
psychology of color, relentless research and a
myriad of other factors have built the most
lucrative system for moving inventory that the

world has ever seen. Marketing literally has
the power to manipulate almost every aspect of
a person’s life.

One of the most important goals of
marketing is to create an addiction. Addiction
is the key to repeat business. Americans are
addicted to taste, appearance, celebrity and
self absorption. Self absorption is the true
opiate of the masses. If beer can get the girl or
a car can get the image they crave then they
will spend beyond their means. This is why

Americans are addicted to taste, appearance, celebrity and self absorption

urban youth will kill to $100 basketball shoes.

These addictions run the

engine of our economy.         

The temptation to

use         marketing          IS                             .’

overwhelming to some

ministers. They realize

that Christians are also
culturally addicted. If a

preacher laces his sermons with things that
Christians crave and validate them by using
scripture out of context then he is guaranteed a

Look at 2 Timothy 4:3, 4 “For the time
will come when they will not endure sound
doctrine, but according to their own desires
because they have itching ears, they will heap
up for themselves teachers; and they will turn
their ears away from the truth, and be turned
aside to fables.”


Do you see it? It predicts teachers who
will analyze the “desires” of the audience and
tailor the sermon to that desire … marketing!

Go back and read those verses again
and you will see something else that is very
interesting. Paul is warning us against the
carnal crowd more than he is warning us about
the false teachers. It is the crowd that will turn
away from truth and pressure preachers to
water down the Word. It is the crowd that will
heap the teachers unto themselves!

The itching ears crowd clamors for the
compromised word over truth the way the mob
wanted Barabbas more than Jesus. These are
the Laodiceans! Revelation 3:17 “because you
say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and
have need of nothing’-and do not know that
you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and

This is the audience that has descended
into the world of fables. This is the group who
will promote a pastor to superstar status if that
pastor agrees to keep the intrinsic Biblical
demands of God off of their backs.

The carnal crowd is not an innocent
bystander! It is not as if they did not notice the
dramatic change in their church. They saw
their Pastor switch from sermons to
monologues. They could tell that the
atmosphere of worship, the gifts of the Spirit
and altar calls for lost souls were suddenly
missing in action. They watched their Church

enter the Christian witness protection program.
They never protested or asked the Pastor why
he is allergic to the Holy Spirit. They gave tacit
approval or worse- hearty support!

We are baffled by the popularity of
some false teachers but we forget that it is the
false crowd that makes them possible. When it
comes to the carnal crowd Paul’s advice is
painfully clear. 2 Timothy 3: 5 says, “Having a
form of godliness but denying its power. And
from such people turn away!”
We must turn
away because they are contagious! The power
they deny is the power of the Cross and the
Holy Spirit. Their promiscuous lifestyle
demonstrates this. Except for a few religious
buzz words you cannot distinguish them as
Christians. If you join them they will ruin you.
If you question them they will blast you for
being judgmental! Either way you do not need
the abuse!

But God will not abandon His children!dragon copy

He is still wooing the carnal Christians! He
does not want any of His children to sink into
the quicksand of the end times! That is the
heart of the letter to the Laodiceans.

Revelation 3: 18-20, “I counsel you to
buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you
may be rich; and white garments, that you may
be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness
may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with
eye salve, that you may see. As many
as I
love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be

zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the
door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and
opens the door, I will come in to him and dine
with him, and he with Me. ”

Do you hear Him knocking? God is
inviting you to be gold in the age of tinsel. God
is calling you to be fire and lightning in the era
of smoke and mirrors. God is calling you to
embody excellence, abundance and wisdom at
a time when these have become the rarest of
treasures. If you reject flattery and compromise
and open the door then this astonishing
promise is yours, “I will come in to him and
dine with him, and he with Me.”

You can trade in what will never save you far what will never fail you.

Here is another astonishing promise for
you: 2Timothy 2:20,21 “But in a great house
there are not only vessels of gold and silver,
but also of wood and clay, some for honor and
some for dishonor. Therefore
if anyone cleanses himself
from the latter, he will be a
vessel for honor, sanctified
and useful for the Master
prepared for every good
work.”this generation reaching up

What an honor it is to be
separated unto God. What a
small a price it is to rinse off
the toxic residue? Wood will
burn in the fiery trial and clay will disintegrate in
the enemies flood but you can be gold! You



can trade in what will never save you for what
will never fail you.

The Response of the Warriors of God.

So what should you do with all of this?

Should you feel horrible? Should you cast it
aside and hope for the best? I think you know
what to do. You obey the voice of God! You
do not trust in your emotions or your wits to
make the needed changes. You worshipfully
declare “If this is You, I can make it! If this is
You, nothing can stop me.”

Remind yourself about every time in
your life that you fully trusted Jesus? What did
He do? He did the impossible. He did the
unexpected! Do not dwell on the enormous
task before you, look to the Mighty God above
you. He would never have awakened this
hunger in you unless He was making all of the
resources of Heaven available to you.

Finally, what choice do we really have?

We do not want to fall with foolish believers
who blindly go on living in denial. You know
that you cannot make life easier, but God can
make you much stronger! You know that the
enemy is real and he is determined to take you
out, but Jehovah will make you the devil’s

You are invited to become a new breed
with new gifts and new emotions. The signal
has gone out. The Holy Spirit says, “Come be

fitted for war and equipped for any cnsis.

Possess the emotions of a redeemed,
anchored and joyous warrior/heir of God. I
have just what you need to triumph in battle.”

Holder ‘Beginning to Feel a Creeping Sense of Personal Remorse’


Claim: Holder ‘Beginning to Feel a Creeping Sense of Personal Remorse’

9:14 AM, MAY 28, 2013 • BY DANIEL HALPER
 President Barack Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, is “beginning to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse.” The feelings of “remorse” began for Holder after he read an article in theWashington Post about how the Justice Department, which he heads, investigated Fox News reporter James Rosen.

At least, this is the story unnamed aides are telling the Daily Beast.

“[F]or Attorney General Eric Holder, the gravity of the situation didn’t fully sink in until Monday morning when he read the Post’s front-page story, sitting at his kitchen table. Quoting from the affidavit, the story detailed how agents had tracked Rosen’s movements in and out of the State Department, perused his private emails, and traced the timing of his calls to the State Department security adviser suspected of leaking to him. Then the story, quoting the stark, clinical language of the affidavit, described Rosen as ‘at the very least … an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator’ in the crime,” reports the Daily Beast.

“Holder knew that Justice would be besieged by the twin leak probes; but, according to aides, he was also beginning to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse.”

But while Holder could deny knowing about the Justice Department looking into the Associated Press’s records, he had signed off on the Rosen case. “In the Fox case, however, Holder knew he bore a direct measure of responsibility. He had approved a search-warrant application that equated a reporter’s newsgathering activities with criminal conduct. That put Holder at the center of the brewing controversy, all while the Obama administration was being buffeted over allegations that the IRS had targeted conservative groups and by the continuing Benghazi tempest.”




Fox News CEO Roger Ailes’ May 23 stirring letter to Fox employees will be remembered as a turning point in the battle for freedom of the press in the age of Obama.

The Ailes letter, denouncing the Obama administration’s trampling on the First Amendment, should be seen, of course, as a strong defense of Fox correspondent James Rosen. In addition, the Ailes letter–in truth, a manifesto–is a staunch vindication of Fox News and its “speak-truth-to-power” approach to journalism. Finally, the Ailes Manifesto should be seen as a clarion call for freedom–for freedom of the press, and also for the freedom of all Americans to think freely, liberated from the MSM thought-monopoly.

As Patrick Caddell has pointed out here at Breitbart News, the Obama Administration has never truly been worried about leaks, because the Administration itself has been the main source of leaks. And why the leaks? For political advantage, of course. That is, to make the Administration look good, especially in regard to the war on terror in the run-up to the 2012 election.

The Obamans wanted to maintain their exclusive “franchise” on leaks, rewarding friendly reporters, such as The New York Times’ David Sanger, with information on highly-classified programs, including the Stuxnet virus used against Iran. In fact, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, upon reading Sanger’s bookConfront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, said, “You learn more from the book than I did as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and that’s very disturbing to me.” In other words, US national security was a distant second, well behind the primary goal, which was the President’s re-election.

To be sure, the Obama Administration leaked for other reasons, too. As Breitbart News’Matthew Boyle reported, the Obama Justice Department was happy to leak documents to advance its own interests in the “Fast and Furious” scandal.

It is obvious that the Obama Administration will leak any information regardless of its sensitivity to national security or to individual’s reputations when it is expedient for political gain. The facts are incontrovertible, over a broad range of issues, over a long period of time.

While the Obama administration has been playing this dangerous game, Roger Ailes has been clear and straightforward. The Ailes Manifesto is, indeed, fierce in its defense of freedom. As the Fox News founder–at the helm, now, for 17 years–wrote:

The administration’s attempt to intimidate Fox News and its employees will not succeed and their excuses will stand neither the test of law, the test of decency, nor the test of time. We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth.

Even amidst the greatest threat to press freedom in six decades, neither Fox, nor its friends and allies, are going to back away, or back down. The fight for freedom is a fight for all of us.

Indeed, as the Ailes Manifesto continues to reverberate through the media and political landscape, we can observe three kinds of reaction: first, strong awareness and support from the activist public; second, a surprising amount of solidarity from the other journalists and journalistic organizations; and third, a cringing U-turn by some notorious Obama administration lackeys and lapdogs.

So let’s look at each of these three categories in turn.

First, support from the activist public. Social media showed a huge outpouring of support for reporter Rosen and the Ailes letter. “Ailes’ letter give you a sense of him as a boss,” one Twitter user said. “Kind of man that inspires real loyalty out of respect.”

“Simply put, Roger Ailes, a true principled Leader,” said another. One response read, “The Roger Ailes memo might be the most badass thing I’ve ever read.”

Another reader remarked, “Roger Ailes sounds downright Churchillian.”

Second, others in the MSM have chosen to side with Fox, at least on this one issue. Urged on by press leaders–including Fox News’ Ed Henry, who said to fellow pressies, “let’s not be a bunch of lemmings”–many MSM-ers have chosen to do the right thing, even if it pains them. As Pollak noted, stalwart liberal Alex Seitz-Wald of was moved to tweet, “I understand lib cognitive dissonance on Obama admin going after Fox reporter, but only right answer is #TeamRosen.”

Fox News Opinion summed up much of this diverse media support in a May 23 compendium titled, “They All Stand with Fox News’ James Rosen.” The piece took note of supportive comments from staffers of CNN, The New YorkerThe Washington Post–even former anchor Keith Olbermann. Remarkably, the tabloid-y TMZ, not known for its political coverage, had to agree that the controversy, and the Ailes Manifesto, constituted a hot story.

On May 21, the White House Correspondents Association issued a strong statement:

Reporters should never be threatened with prosecution for the simple act of doing their jobs. The problem is that in two recent cases, one involving Fox News’ James Rosen and the other focused on the Associated Press, serious questions have been raised about whether our government has gotten far too aggressive in its monitoring of reporters’ movements, phone records, and even personal email.

Meanwhile, the support keeps coming. On Saturday, The Washington Post wrote a tough pro-Rosen editorial titled, “The freedom to ask,” in which the Post quoted the Justice Department’s own stated policy on leak investigations, which declares, “The prosecutorial power of the government should not be used in such a way that it impairs a reporter’s responsibility to cover as broadly as possible controversial public issues.” The Post then added, “The Obama administration should recommit to its spirit.” 

Third, even some of Obama’s most groveling fans have had to adjust course in light of the new knowledge about his administration’s bullying methods. In fact, support for Ailes and Fox has been so broad and strong that even mortal enemies of Fox have had to come around, however grudgingly. For example, Media Matters for America (MMFA), theGeorge Soros-funded anti-Fox smear operation run by David Brock, has been forced to do a 180 from its original pro-Obama position.

On May 14, as the news about the Justice Department investigations was breaking, MMFA slavishly published talking points in support for the Obama administration. In other words, the MMFA Obama-propaganda operation was trying to teach others how they, too, could be Obama-propagandists. Yet after a firestorm of criticism, MMFA shifted its position, albeit over ten long days.

On May 24, MMFA Senior Fellow and Andrew Breitbart bête noire Eric Boehlert,reflecting this new line, complained that “federal law enforcement seems preoccupied with snooping around, in increasingly clandestine ways, and ensnaring reporters in criminal investigations.” Well, yes; better late than never.

Boehlert continued in this manner, even allowing for the heretical thought that Fox News might not be at fault in everything:

Whether it was the Department of Justice’s wild overreach in seizing phone records of more than 20 separate telephone lines used by Associated Press editors and reporters, or the Department’s more focused, yet even more troubling, information grab of a Fox News reporter, the practice is wrong and shortsighted. It’s also un-American.

One can only imagine the drama inside MMFA before those anti-Obama Administration words were printed on its site. Which was more gut-wrenching for David Brock, criticizing the Obama Administration or defending Fox News from it?

Of course, as Pollak wrote, the pro-Ailes/pro-Fox sentiment, while welcome, is unlikely to last for long:

Now that Holder has been caught in a hacking scandal of his own–first of telephones at the Associated Press, then of Rosen and other Fox News journalists–the playing field is leveled. And even though the wider media solidarity with Fox News is doomed to be short-lived, from now on the White House will face bolder, fearless conservative media, confident in the knowledge that they are defending universal principles.

Still, Ailes and Fox have made their point, and it will be an enduring point. The impact of the strong Ailes Manifesto and the unyielding Fox stance may be felt only briefly among the MSM, but it will remembered forever in conservative, libertarian, and constitutionalist circles.   

On this Memorial Day, these words of Ailes have it exactly right:

Too many Americans fought and died to protect our unique American right of press freedom. We can’t and we won’t forget that. To be an American journalist is not only a great responsibility, but also a great honor. To be a Fox journalist is a high honor, not a high crime.

And we here at Breitbart News might humbly add: it’s a high honor to be an American on the same side as Roger Ailes, James Rosen, and Fox News, in this historic fight for freedom. Together, we will win, because victory begets victory.

Meet the Reporter Obama Fears Most.

The Sharyl Attkisson approach

Sharyl Attkisson is shown on CBS News. | CBS Photo

Producers at CBS News once nicknamed Attkisson ‘Pit Bull.’ | CBS Photo


By DYLAN BYERS | 5/24/13 12:10 PM EDT

Sharyl Attkisson has problems.

The Obama administration won’t answer the CBS News correspondent’s questions because her investigations — into Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Solyndra — often reflect negatively on it. Some colleagues at CBS News, where she has worked for two decades and earned multiple Emmy awards, dismiss her work because they perceive a political agenda. And now, she says, someone may have hacked into her computers.

Attkisson’s one piece of solace may come from finally gaining some like-minded colleagues in the media. For years, Attkisson has been one of the few mainstream reporters pursuing critical stories about the Obama administration. Today, as “scandal season” takes hold in Washington, she has seen her longstanding skepticism of the White House and the Justice Department become the conventional attitude among a formerly deferential Beltway press corps.

Attkisson is a dogged reporter, driven by a strong skepticism of government. Producers at CBS News once nicknamed her “Pit Bull,” a source said, because she gets on a story and won’t let go. But that is seen as both a strength and a weakness. Her drive can produce great journalism, but it can also cause her to push stories to the point that colleagues — especially those of a more progressive bent — suspect a political agenda.

Among conservatives who rarely find champions in the mainstream media, however, Attkisson is widely respected.

“She goes after the stories others won’t go after, and she was right to go after them,” Greta Van Susteren, the Fox News host, told POLITICO.

“She is actually doing what journalists are supposed to do,” said Laura Ingraham, the conservative radio host. “That’s not easy in Washington, D.C., where we have a president with whom the majority of reporters agree with politically.”

Last year, in a rare moment of right-wing support for a mainstream reporter, the conservative watchdog group Accuracy In Media gave Attkisson an award for her “outstanding contribution to journalism.”

Earlier this week, Attkisson told POLITICO her personal and work computers had been “compromised” and were under investigation. Though she said she was “not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity,” she said elsewhere that “there could be some relationship between these things and what’s happened to James [Rosen],” the Fox News reporter who became the subject of a Justice Department investigation after reporting on CIA intelligence about North Korea in 2009.

Dean Boyd, a Justice Department spokesperson, told POLITICO, “To our knowledge, the Justice Department has never ‘compromised’ Ms. Atkisson’s computers, or otherwise sought any information from or concerning any telephone, computer or other media device she may own or use.”

The bulk of Attkisson’s work over the past five years has focused on the failures or perceived failures of the Obama administration, which has led to an icy relationship with the White House and the Justice Department.

In February 2011, Attkisson wrote a landmark report about the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, which earned her an Emmy award. Months later, she went on Ingraham’s radio show and said that officials from both the White House and the Justice Department had yelled and screamed at her because of her report.



Saving Private You

I know that this will come as a shock…today is not a day about buying a car or a sofa.  It is also not a day we honor veterans, we do that on Veteran’s day in November.  No, today is about stopping to remember that someone died for you.   Someone made the ultimate sacrifice.  They died to give us the freedoms so many abuse today.

Memorial Day was first known as “Decoration Day.”   It is not hard to guess why.   The nation would visit graves of fallen heroes and leave flowers and other tokens of gratitude and honor.

In the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan attached above, we see, perfectly depicted, the right response of a soul that knows someone died to save them.

One of Satan’s masterstrokes is to cheapen holy days.  He has done this for thousands of years.  To blur, devalue or even utterly redefine a holy day is his stock and trade.

We see this at Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving.  The meaning and intent of a solemn or joyous day is sapped by banal and bankrupt counterfeits.   Why does Satan do this?

The answer is clearly seen in the incident of King Jeroboam.  Jeroboam seized power from the House of David by using the anger of Israel toward Solomon’s son Rehoboam.  The Jews rejected Rehoboam after he vowed to raise taxes and reduce services to the people.

1 Kings 12: 26 Jeroboam thought to himself, “The kingdom will now likely revert to the house of David. 27 If these people go up to offer sacrifices at the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem, they will again give their allegiance to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah. They will kill me and return to King Rehoboam.”

Likewise Satan knows that Holy Days can trigger a return to values and subsequently a return to God in our nation.

Our president is steering us the way Jeroboam steered Israel by cheapening or redefining American Holy Days.

The proof is in the fact that he:

-Regularly skips the National Day of Prayer.

– Renamed the National Christmas Tree the “Holiday Tree.”

-Went golfing on Memorial Day in 2009 and 2011; this despite the fact that George W. Bush refused to do it as president to honor the parents of those who lost loved ones.

Recently I took criticism for pointing out that as Memorial Day weekend began Obama did not return the salute to the Marine who saluted him at the door of Marine One helicopter.  Obama fans noted that he corrected this by stepping back outside the Helicopter and talking with the soldier.

My point is that there is no excuse for this oversight.  It smacks of a mind detached from honoring our military.

As the leader goes so go the sheep.   Memorial Day finds us oblivious to the treasure that families have spent to guarantee our freedom.  

In a very real way we are all Private Ryan.   Satan wants to bury that fact.  

Memorial Day cuts me to the heart that all over our nation there are moms and dads who  have lost sons and daughters and they did it for you and me.   Memorial Day also fuels my rage against our government’s tendency to take away the freedoms that our fallen heroes died to protect.

As an evangelist, I am constantly preaching a message about the One who died for us all, which is another reason why I am adamant about Memorial Day.

Satan did not want Israel to remember their Holidays, days and remembrances that could lead back to God.   Wonder what Satan thinks Americans might realize if they think long and hard about someone dying for them?

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Tea Party gets a bump after being targeted by IRS.

Tea Party gets a bump after being targeted by IRS

Published May 26, 2013

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    FILE: June 2, 2012: Spectators applaud at a rally held by the Racine Tea Party PAC in Gorney Park in Caledonia, Wis. (AP)

The Tea Party movement is showing signs of a resurgence following the revelation that the IRS targeted groups and other politically conservative organizations for the past several years.A recent poll shows Americans have a more favorable opinion of the less-government, anti-tax groups. And one of the biggest groups in the grassroots movement told this weekend that fundraising and donations have increased since news of the IRS targeting broke earlier this month.However, one of the biggest remaining questions is whether the Tea Party can take the momentum in the 2014 elections.The movement started in 2009 as a reaction to the federal government’s multibillion-dollar bank bailouts in the recession and played a major role in the 2010 midterm elections by backing conservative candidates who helped Republicans take control of the House. However, critics during the 2012 election cycle repeatedly argued the movement had become less relevant.“We’re definitely seeing a spike in both interest and contributions,” Sal Russo, co-founder of the California-based Tea Party Express, told Fox on Saturday.Though Americans responded with anger and disappointment over the news that such groups seeking tax-exempt status were targeted in 2011 and 2012 for additional IRS vetting, Russo said Tea Party members also feel vindicated and energized.

“They knew spending was out of control and their (political opponents) would stop at nothing,” Russo said.

Russo made his comments one day after a Rasmussen Reports poll showed 44 percent of likely U.S. voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party, 14 percentage points higher than in January and just 7 points below the record high of 51 percent in April 2009.

In addition, the percentage of voters who had an unfavorable opinion of the movement was down 5 points from earlier this year, to 44 percent.

The May 21-22 phone survey of 1,100 likely voters by the conservative-leaning polling firm also found 18 percent had a very favorable opinion while 25 percent had a very unfavorable one. The margin of error was 3 percentage points.

Company President Scott Rasmussen told Fox on Sunday the poll showed Tea Party support among Republicans surged from 61 to 80 percent.

Such a change could impact the internal struggles within the party, particularly between the Republican-controlled House’s conservative caucus and the more moderate chamber leadership.

However, Rasmussen thinks the IRS targeting has the potential to thrust the Tea Party into the 2014 elections and that the scandal might have a bigger impact on Democrats.

“This and some of the other recent stories really cut into the heart of President Obama’s agenda, which is faith in government,” he said. “And his health-care plan is tied to the IRS. The large question is will the Democrats’ brand remain tainted.”

Russo was enthusiastic about 2014, saying he was working this weekend on potential races. But he was uncertain about how long the scandal might remain in the voters’ consciousness.

“It’s too early to tell,” he said. “But a lot of people are looking at the Tea Party right now.”