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Phony in Chief
Creators Syndicate, Inc., by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/9/2012 1:11:52 AM

When President Barack Obama and others on the left are not busy admonishing the rest of us to be "civil" in our discussions of political issues, they are busy letting loose insults, accusations and smears against those who dare to disagree with them. (Snip) Innumerable facts, however, show that it is our Commander in Chief who is Phony in Chief. A classic example was his speech to a predominantly black audience at Hampton University on June 5, 2007. That date is important, as we shall see. In his speech -- delivered in a ghetto-style accent that Obama doesn't use anywhere

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0bama the community agitator. The first rule of community agitating is to elevate hate. The second is to use lies whenever you can get away with them.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bcvegas, 10/9/2012 1:38:56 AM     (No. 8919466)

Why didn't the media cover this in 2008? What a shocker.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/9/2012 2:05:07 AM     (No. 8919480)

This demonstrates Obama's lack of respect for the Black community. Something about telling them it's rain.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: billa, 10/9/2012 3:31:36 AM     (No. 8919515)

And blacks wonder why they have limited opportunities when the speak ghetto or ebonics and wear pants below their buttocks.

Oh wait...they don't...just like O and his wife their opportunities were unlimited in one of the most racist policy in our history...Affirmative Action. "Don't need no content of character 'cause I be a people of color."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/9/2012 6:17:37 AM     (No. 8919569)

#1- the mainstream media didn't cover it and continues their beachy (head-in-the-sand) coverage to this day --but Thomas Sowell has had Barry Soetoro pegged from day one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: doodah, 10/9/2012 7:14:49 AM     (No. 8919619)

This should make headline news! Senator Obama voted against the waiver of the Stafford Act that would allowed unmatched funds to go to New Orleans without the 10 percent! This is simply amazing. In the 2007 tape before the Black ministers, he is lying, lying, lying. Romney needs to get this, it represents Obama's true character. I thought I was not going to be shocked anymore after learning of Obama's gay life in Chicago, but this is beyond the pale! Someone please get the hook, this guy is toxic with no conscience.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/9/2012 7:34:56 AM     (No. 8919653)

The interesting thing to me now is to watch Obama's reaction to having been revealed as a phony in the debate. He knows he's been revealed. And so he's falling back on a tactic that's worked for him before with his swooning fans, namely the self-deprecating comments. But it's falling flat. It's not working. So it will be interesting to see how he acts in the next debate.

I suspect he's hoping to come out aggressively and catch Romney off guard. But if Romney can outthink and outmaneuver his attacks, we could see a complete meltdown on camera.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/9/2012 7:50:26 AM     (No. 8919678)

'Phony in Chief
The Commander in Chief forces the eminent
Dr. Sowell to use the "P" word.'

Actually, 'Phony' isn't a P-word. The initial consonant, as pronounced, is 'Ph'. This comes out in english as an 'F' sound.

So, Dr. Sowell has used an F-word...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kiwikit, 10/9/2012 7:51:05 AM     (No. 8919680)

Most amazing thing is that BO didn't think he'd done a bad job in the debate until told. . . how's that for being not in this world?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: baldguy, 10/9/2012 7:52:19 AM     (No. 8919682)

if he's such the healer, how come he's never showed up in Englewood (all black area of Chicago where most of the town's murders take place) and told the young hoodlums to put down the guns, and get a job.

Oh, and I heard Bambi the other day say we need more roads and bridges from the cities to the suburbs so the minorities can get to work. We have the CTA, which has busses running everywhere, even from the city to the suburbs! Working people ride them every day. Maybe Bambi should be giving out bus route guides.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 10/9/2012 8:06:36 AM     (No. 8919702)

#8 - it's called narcissism. Obama lives in a one-person bubble.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Flyguy359, 10/9/2012 8:20:38 AM     (No. 8919739)

acommunity organizer rubs people's emotions raw to gin up their resentments, and lies to do so

This guy paints THE picture perfectly

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Arby, 10/9/2012 8:26:13 AM     (No. 8919753)

I thought he was phony before it was popular. Even so, TS always nails it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: tommyr, 10/9/2012 8:27:34 AM     (No. 8919761)

Thanks to the esteemed Thomas Sowell for writing this article pf such truths not published in the msm.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 10/9/2012 8:28:01 AM     (No. 8919763)

OMG. FTA: The Congressional Record for May 24, 2007 shows Senator Barack Obama present that day and voting on the bill that waived the Stafford Act requirement. Moreover, he was one of just 14 Senators who voted against -- repeat, AGAINST -- the legislation which included the waiver.

I repeat: OMG! TO be fair, Barry probably didn't even know what he was voting on because he's much too important to actually read bills or anything./s



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Reply 15 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/9/2012 8:30:29 AM     (No. 8919772)

OP, another aspect of community organizing is to lead from behind. As the agitator, you don't want to be the face of the people you organized, aroused and motivated. When they get to city hall, you want them to have their own local spokesman. You lose credibility with the government entities and the media if you are an outside rabble rouser. You want that true group spokesman. So, again, you lead from behind, just as Obama almost intuitively does in his foreign policy. It comes naturally to him, from his experience, such as that is.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rmagnus, 10/9/2012 8:40:55 AM     (No. 8919799)

Obama is a shameless race baiter. He can easily be unmasked by three simple questions:

1. What did you mean when you pointed out that if you had a son he would look like Trayvon Martin? Is this how you diffuse a racially charged situation?
2. Why did you claim the Cambridge MA police acted "stupidly" (a word you never hear in politics) before all the facts were in?
3. Why did you tell the residents of New Orleans that they were denied their Stafford Act money when in fact they recieved it even though you voted against it?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/9/2012 8:56:09 AM     (No. 8919835)

Dr. Sowell never fails to hit the nail squarely on the head.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Maybeth, 10/9/2012 8:58:20 AM     (No. 8919839)

So, regarding the Stafford Act, the Phony-in-Chief did one of two things during this rabble-rousing speech before a black audience at Hampton University in 2007.
... He lied to them, or
... He displayed his stupidity.

Whichever .... the moment defines Obama.
Thank you, Tom Sowell.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 10/9/2012 8:59:36 AM     (No. 8919843)

“Phony in Chief!” “Caughtcha Red-Handed!” “Gotcha!” “Is That A Smoking Gun In Your Hand Or Are You Just Unhappy To See Me?”

National Treasure Dr. Thomas Sowell does it again… writes a column in not one word too many and makes his point; in this case, by incontrovertibly exposing Obama’s inner shuck ‘n’ jive artist for all the world to see.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: angelesgift, 10/9/2012 9:05:47 AM     (No. 8919863)

Holey cow! I'm shocked.

I'm not shocked about his vote against the Act because we've seen endless examples of Black-on-Black crime. This turned into a two-fer for Obama. He got to stick it to his "brothuhs", and then rile them up over it to put him in office.

I knew he was this immoral. I'm shocked because I didn't think he was this clever.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: gramma b, 10/9/2012 9:06:39 AM     (No. 8919869)

The most important thing about this article is the accurate description of what the euphism "community organizer" means. He was a professional stirrer up of grievances -- lying if necessary -- for political purposes. The communists among us have been doing this for 100 years. But "community organizer" sounds almost noble. People need to understand that that Hampton University tape is a tape of Obama being a "community organizer."


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Reply 22 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 10/9/2012 9:19:56 AM     (No. 8919910)

So lets see, about the Stafford Act waiver, Obama was against it before he was for it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/9/2012 9:20:53 AM     (No. 8919912)

So simple. Constant agitator, as though he was a Party Line follower of the Communist Party. Hey, he doesn't have to BE one, acting like one is harmful enough. Communists Dalton Trumbo and Lillian Helman were both too famous and successful to actually have memberships in the ACP, the American Communist Party, paid for by Stalin. So, actually being a member of the Communists or Muslims is irrelevant, for the Phony in Chief, as long as he acts like them both. Agitate, create hate, bow, redistribute, that's enough damage for one phony.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: DustDevil31, 10/9/2012 9:26:34 AM     (No. 8919922)

Will anyone call the media on this? Thank You Dr. Sowell (again)!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/9/2012 9:46:31 AM     (No. 8919980)

The only thing that makes any sense to me is that someone local realized that the Bush administration was going to throw money at New Orleans and wanted the extra one dollar of local money on top of the ten from the government. And Obama felt safe in casting the vote knowing that the Press would never call him on it.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: OhMy, 10/9/2012 9:50:39 AM     (No. 8919993)

Thomas Sowell nails it yet again! There is another extension to the phonyness of Obama. He is the first president to politicize disaster relief in his refusal to aid Texas during the wild fires. We have had enough of community organizing ( rabble rousing ) and it is time for another president who will be president of all the people.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/9/2012 9:58:59 AM     (No. 8920026)

I can't wait for Obama to leave office and organize Hawaii- off the mainland, out of sight, out of the loop. Dollars to doughnuts Moochelle is gonna get homesick pretty fast.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: rambo77, 10/9/2012 10:29:53 AM     (No. 8920122)

Thank you, again, Dr. Sowell. I feel much better knowing that someone with the brilliance of Tom Sowell is always on hand to keep our Phony-in-Chief in line. I did not realize the intensity and magnitude of the treachery Zippy has used to deceive his "Bros." I hope he doesn't leave a stain.
After this debacle will the MSM ever be able to recover it's lost honor?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jorgecito, 10/9/2012 10:36:30 AM     (No. 8920147)

Sowell is right... the MSM dismiss Obama's race-baiting 2007 Hampton speech as "old news."

I've even seen some MSM Big Names insist they "covered" that speech.

Ok, let's grant (or stipulate, as Ms Stephanie Cutter says) that the MSM Bigs are technically correct --on the margins-- that they did "cover" the Hampton speech.

But if the MSM did "cover" it, they must have covered up the audio of Obama's phony ghetto accent.

And even more importantly, they must have covered up Obama's Big Lie about the Stafford $.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: waynedavis, 10/9/2012 10:51:55 AM     (No. 8920192)

This would make a tremendously powerful commercial. I can see a clip of Obama lying about the aid to New Orleans, then the true facts and how he voted.

The only way Obama will win in November is if the Dems have everything in place to steal this race, like their buddy Hugo just did.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 10/9/2012 11:13:16 AM     (No. 8920269)

#14 is right on! According to reports in Illinois, when Obama, who rarely showed up to occupy his (empty) chair in the senate, he voted "present" to show he was actually there. It is amazing that without the telepromter he vaguely remembered the name of a piece of legislation but "forgot" that he actually voted against it. Thanks Dr. S!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Thurston_Howell_III, 10/9/2012 12:07:48 PM     (No. 8920462)

Obama's ghetto accent was fake, but accurate.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/9/2012 12:32:17 PM     (No. 8920552)

I have never got the black thing with Obama. He was raised on the beach in Hawaii. How tough is that? The internet supplied the answer: Frank Marshall is his father and instilled his hate and vitriol.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Nan, 10/9/2012 1:26:51 PM     (No. 8920820)

Just proves how much the MSM covered up about Obama. Thank you Thomas Sowell.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/9/2012 1:34:20 PM     (No. 8920846)

"This demonstrates Obama's lack of respect for the Black community."

Try the entire Democrat party. And they get away with it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: dman, 10/9/2012 2:16:37 PM     (No. 8920949)

Dr. Sowell drives it home, as usual. "Phony in Chief" is an apt label, and he fleshes it out.

I prefer to use an "F" word myself (not that one). President Flim-Flam does it for me.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: fed-up, 10/9/2012 2:57:00 PM     (No. 8921040)

Thanks You TS for bringing this lie to the forefront again. This was brought to our attention last week, but didnt hear any more about it with all the Libyan turmoil and then the debate. But wherever I read about it, it was explained that O'Phony voted against it because it was included with additional spending for the war. Im certainly not excusing him, just clarifing the reason he voted like he did.. The fact that he went on to LIE to those in NO and to use the race card, only validates what he has done his entire life.. use color to stir up anger and resentment... the Frank Marshall Davis way.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: mathman, 10/9/2012 4:02:29 PM     (No. 8921194)

Nope.
Obama did not cast that vote.
Somebody else cast that vote for him.
His voting card was stolen.
Some radical right-winger borrowed it and voted in his name, just to make him look bad.
Reminds me of Bart Simpson.
"You can't prove that I did it. I didn't do it. It was somebody else."
It is a sinister right-wing conspiracy.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/9/2012 4:22:46 PM     (No. 8921242)

White leftists use the black community by keeping them uneducated, uninformed/misinformed, angry and feeling entitled, thinking they are victims of the right or most white people in general, in poverty and dependent on the government, and lacking in self-confidence. Black leftists in positions of power or influence are tools of the white leftists (like trustees in jail) to keep their people down and in line with the program. They get their power and influence for doing such favors for the white leftist (slavemasters). The whole system was created under the false and insidious guise of pretending to "give them what they deserve for being kept down by the formerly blatantly racist system". The programs and policies the left has created under these false premises have only destroyed the majority of the black community and turned a large number of them into uneducated and violent tribalistic people who mostly kill their own. Yes, leftists did this on purpose. They are the racists who used to be the KKK, supporters of Jim Crow and poll taxes, segregationists, Copperheads (in the Civil War), Dixiecrats, etc. They have rather successfully deflected and projected their true behaviors onto others--especially those who would help and truly benefit the community--through various venues (public schools, the tool community leaders, mass media, etc.) But in truth they believe people of color are inferior but they have created such a strong network of propaganda and indoctrination that many people believe their lies. They don't want blacks to be successful (unless he/she is one of their lackeys). It is sickening. I try what I can to break this, but I am only one person fighting against 50 years of lies. We need everyone out there to make a difference.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: WyoEagle, 10/9/2012 10:24:29 PM     (No. 8921808)

He is a lying PIG!


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Reply 41 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/9/2012 11:15:04 PM     (No. 8921894)

Thank you Dr. Sowell, for pointing this out.

Barack Obama probably wishes he voted "present."

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I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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