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By Todd Starnes

Donald Trump is down in Dixie today.

He’s giving a speech in Mobile, Alabama – home of the world famous New Year’s Eve Moon Pie Drop.

More than 42,000 are expected to turn out — a crowd so big they had to move the whole thing to a football stadium.

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Now that’s not too bad for a guy written off by the political pundits and the Mainstream Media and fellow candidates like Jeb Bush.

Mr. Trump is filling up football stadiums while Jeb! can barely fill up the banquet hall down at the Best Western.

Jeb!, meanwhile, has been casting dispersions on Mr. Trump’s political character.

“He’s been a Democrat longer than a Republican,” Jeb! said in remarks covered by The New York Times.

“I cut taxes every year; he’s proposed the largest tax increase in mankind’s history, not just our own country’s history,” he said. “I have been consistently pro-life; he until recently was for partial-birth abortion.”

And on and on and on he went – all but accusing Mr. Trump of being to the left of President Obama.

“There’s a big difference between Donald Trump and me,” he told reporters the other day. “I’m a proven conservative with a record. He isn’t.”

Since everybody seems to be fact-checking these days, let me make this one observation: Mr. Trump is the front-runner – and Jeb! isn’t.

Let’s just assume that Jeb! is telling us the truth — that Mr. Trump is not really a Conservative — that he’s a liberal wearing Pat Nixon’s cloth coat.

If that’s true — how sad is it that Mr. Trump is better playing a make believe Conservative than someone who professes to actually be a conservative?

Maybe Jeb! should replace his exclamation mark with a sad-faced emoji.

The other day a conservative commentator said Mr. Trump was ruining the GOP. Folks, the only thing responsible for ruining the Republican Party — is the Republican Party.

I am so excited to announce plans for my inaugural Fall Getaway! I hope you will join me Oct. 16-18 at The Cove at the Billy Graham Training Center in North Carolina! We are expecting a wonderful weekend of worship, Bible study, fellowship, delicious meals and lots of laughter!jeffress

And what better place to watch the leaves change colors than the Blue Ridge Mountains?

My weekend getaway is designed to be relaxing! We want you to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. We want you to meet new friends. Renew and Refresh!

Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, will be our Bible teacher for the weekend. You’ve probably recognized him from Fox News Channel – where he is one of our great contributors. I always enjoy those moments when Dr. Jeffress is discussing theology on The O’Reilly Factor!

Brian Free & Assurance, one of Southern Gospel’s hottest bands, will be singing in all of our services — and on Oct. 17th they will be performing a full concert — just for our gathering!

View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/daywindMichelle Cox is a name very familiar to our readers. She provides weekly recipes for my website – and she’s also one of the best Christian authors I know. You will be blessed by her sweet southern spirit!

Voices of Lee will be performing a special concert for us on Oct. 18th. Voices is a vocal group from Lee University, one of our nation’s greatest Christian schools! You might remember Voices when they performed nationally on NBC’s “The Sing-Off.”

And warm up your voices for an old-fashioned church sing-along! We’ll be tapping our toes and raising our hands as we sing some of those old-time Gospel songs — like “I’ll Fly Away” and “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.”

The Cove also has renowned chefs – who prepare buffet-style meals! The food is simply outstanding! And there will be an unlimited supply of snacks and refreshments in-between meals!voices

You will also have a chance to explore the beautiful mountains and the historic chapel – truly breathtaking!

You’ll have a chance to share meals with all of our guest speakers and artists. And they have all agreed to do book and CD signings!

I hope you will make plans to join us for this spectacular weekend! For information on registration, contact The Cove at 1-800-950-2092.

In the meantime, visit The Cove’s website to check out where we will be enjoying our “grownup retreat”!

The Cove is a 1,200 acre getaway in Asheville, North Carolina where gifted Christian leaders, teachers, and speakers guide people in studying God’s Word.  To register call – 1-800-950-2092!