On November 9, 2014 Philip Hamilton sat with Tom O’Connor to discuss his insights on the outcome of the 2014 elections, his political views, and the direction the GOP needs to go as it prepares for the 2016 presidential election.
Tom O’Connor discussed the pending lawsuit in Frederick County, Maryland were thousands of fraudulent voter registrations are being challenged. Due to the presence of fraudulent voter registrations across the United States, including in the state of Virginia, O’Connor believes that Ed Gillespie should have attempted to challenge some of those fraudulent registrations before considering conceding his race to Senator Mark Warner. However, Ed Gillespie’s senior staff indicated that their campaign could not overcome the 16,000 vote deficit even when factoring in fraudulent voter registrations and other factors.
Tom O’Connor believes that Suzanne Scholte was a strong candidate and that she ran a very effective race through minority outreach, communication of her goals in Congress and her willingness to hold townhalls, such as a veteran oriented townhall. While Suzanne Scholte cut into Connolly’s support, her main issue was her lack of name recognition within some of the voter base in the 11th Congressional district. Tom believes that Schulte has a greater chance of winning if she runs again due to the fact she will have greater name recognition.
O’Connor discussed the direction the GOP should pursue in the future.
- The GOP needs to focus on local elections. In the 11th Congressional District of Virginia we need to find out Gerry Connolly’s relations to Muslims, progressive groups, etc. Connolly showed his support for Hamas and the Palestinian government. Connolly supported sequestration while at the same time supporting financial contributions to Hamas and to Palestine.
- Stress the importance of the Presidential race. O’Connor supports Ben Carson and possibly another candidate. Ben changed his party registration from independent to Republican. Ben projected that he could 17% of the total African American vote. Currently Democrats get 95% or more of the African American vote some there would be some Democrat turnover.
- Stress the importance of Social Media in swaying the opinions of voters.
In 2014 Republican Party goal is to secure the U.S. Senate, which was accomplished. Politicians who are associated with the Republican Party needs to stand by principle and to “unwind” Obamacare, in order to maintain majority support.
In September 2012, Barack Obama’s administration stated that Al Qaeda was on the run, as part of Obama’s reelection campaign. Sending in troops to protect ambassador in Benghazi, would show that Al Qaeda was not on run. Questions in regards to the ongoing Congressional investigation on the 2012 terrorist attack in Bengahzi, that Congressman Trey Gowdy should direct towards President Obama and his staff, are as follows:
Where were you?
Who were you with?
What were you doing?
The main revelation that O’Connor hopes the American people will understand is the notion that the president would fail to protect a U.S. Ambassador in order to maintain to the illusion that Al Qaeda was not on the run, in order to convince American voters that his foreign policy execution during his first term as president was successful.
As the crises in the Middle East continue to unfold in 2015, Tom O’Connor successfully predicted that Obama’s weak foreign policy would compel a more chaotic middle east. This year the Islamic State has continued to inflict more casualties and to gain more ground in various Middle Eastern countries. The civil wars in Yemen and in Syria continue and more recently, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have been compelled to take action against the Iranian backed rebels in Yemen.
Currently, American, Israel, Europe, Russia, out Middle Eastern allies, and various other countries are at war with militant Islam. The Qur’an in Arabic means, “That which should be read”. The Qur’an has had many of its verses abrogated, with hard line verses preferred over moderate verses. As long as it remains popular for Islamic leaders to prefer and to promote hard line verses of the Qur’an which promote jihad and the termination of non-believers, then militant Islam will continue to be a security threat to civilized nations in the near future, even with the eradication of Islamic militant leaders and the degradation of the organizations that those leaders are a part of.
Editor’s Note: To understand the threat of militant Islam Tom O’Connor recommends that individuals read the publications, “Sharia the Threat: Team ‘B’ II” Report by Cliah Lopez and the book “The Brotherhood: America’s Next Great Enemy” by Erick Stakelbeck.