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Revealed: Meet the Republican candidate
that the Obama campaign feared most

Daily Mail [UK], by Hayley Peterson

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Posted By:zephyrgirl, 11/22/2012 9:42:26 PM

President Obama´s campaign feared no potential Republican challenger more than Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who dropped out of the race in late January, according to a top campaign official. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina revealed this week that Huntsman, who stepped down as Obama´s ambassador to China in April of 2011 in order to run for the Republican nomination, would have been the most ´difficult´ candidate for Obama to beat. ´I think we were honest about our concerns about Huntsman,´ Messina told Politico.

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I can´t believe that Huntsman could have done any better than Romney - his association with the Obama administration would have lost him more Republican votes than any Democrat votes he would have gained, as evidenced by his poor showing in the primaries.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/22/2012 9:57:46 PM     (No. 9029967)

Oh puhleeze. Obama had absolutely NO fear of Huntsman. He didn´t make a dent in the primaries from the beginning. Clearly Republicans didn´t want him so what´s to fear?

They feared no one because they knew they had all the states they needed covered by fraud.

Huntsman? Ha!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Velox, 11/22/2012 10:00:24 PM     (No. 9029968)

This is total BS .
Huntsman is a known RINOs and a total limp wrested Obama loving fool

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jackie, 11/22/2012 10:02:11 PM     (No. 9029970)

yeah right. Huntsman and his idiot daughter have been knocking the Repubs since he lost in the primaries.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/22/2012 10:03:28 PM     (No. 9029972)

Hey Brits, that´s like saying Hitler feared Neville Chamberlain the most.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/22/2012 10:08:03 PM     (No. 9029976)

Huntsman must be seeking another appointment from Obama. Perhaps as Ray LaHood´s replacement at Transportation. RINO to replace a RINO.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yo-yo, 11/22/2012 10:10:17 PM     (No. 9029978)

Well, I know he was the republican I feared most, at least right after the Ditsy twins from Maine, and Snarlen Arlen!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: annie xango, 11/22/2012 10:14:13 PM     (No. 9029983)

#1..you beat me to it...Oh, Puuuleeze is right.they would have loved..loved having that twit be the nominee..the one they really fear is Sarah Heath Palin ....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/22/2012 10:14:41 PM     (No. 9029985)

Well golly, I guess the the Republican party better move to the far left if we want to win.

Nice try Messina now go molest yourself.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: loosecannon1, 11/22/2012 10:16:47 PM     (No. 9029988)

Barbra Streisand.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena, 11/22/2012 10:17:59 PM     (No. 9029990)

That´s why they demonized him. Oh, wait...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/22/2012 10:35:08 PM     (No. 9030003)

I don´t buy this one.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dman, 11/22/2012 10:49:53 PM     (No. 9030012)

I have some swampland in Florida ...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: get er done, 11/22/2012 10:52:08 PM     (No. 9030018)

Gingrich was the Republican candidate Obama and the Repubs feared most because he would have mopped the floor with Obama in the debates, in his ads and on a daily basis before voters.

I find #4´s comment about Hitler and Chamberlain ironic because Gingrich reminds me of Winston Churchill, whom Hitler should have feared. Gingrich would have been our Churchill in our war on terror.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: john56, 11/22/2012 11:02:08 PM     (No. 9030025)

Agreed. If Mr. Newt had stuck with his strategy of having Obama be his travel planner (by going to the same place as he, four hours later and rebutting what Obama had just said), it would have been a totally different campaign.

Would Newt had won? Who knows, it could have been a worse loss than 2008. But it would not have been predictable for the Obama campaign and their media chorus line.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: joew9, 11/22/2012 11:04:28 PM     (No. 9030027)

Get real. It was Herman Cain.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/22/2012 11:15:59 PM     (No. 9030034)

Huntsman did very poorly in the GOP primary. He got nowhere. Anyone who believes the line of this article is definitely a D or F student.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rushie, 11/22/2012 11:51:37 PM     (No. 9030054)

I would have stayed home.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/23/2012 12:04:27 AM     (No. 9030061)

This is the lib media trying to establish plausibility for Huntsman in 2016. How stupid do they think we are?


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Reply 19 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/23/2012 1:19:28 AM     (No. 9030088)

I do believe the left is trying to make us believe that Obama feared Huntsman. Huntsman is the perfect, wimpy, boring candidate. Lets face it, we needed a man with Romney´s personal character and Newt´s intellect. We needed someone that could fight back against being Palinized. We didn´t have a person in one embodiment who could do that thi time.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: steveW, 11/23/2012 2:05:42 AM     (No. 9030107)

Total BS. Even after the election, they´re still hurling the cowpies.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/23/2012 2:57:42 AM     (No. 9030123)

These idiots make up stories as they go.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/23/2012 4:05:06 AM     (No. 9030139)

How do you figure Newt Gingrich could get the nomination when he was not on the ballot in Virginia and was on the ballot in some counties and not others in at least one other state?

He should have known that and all of us should have known that. He was never a threat to Obama but he was a threat to Romney´s electability, and all to absolutely no purpose.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/23/2012 4:14:03 AM     (No. 9030143)

There would have been little choice between The Won and Huntsman. That´s why this story is coming out and that´s why Huntsman cut his losses.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/23/2012 4:37:04 AM     (No. 9030151)

Huntsman is the prototype republican the left wants all of them to be so this story is to embellish the theme that republicans all need to become open minded RINOS and cave to the left´s wishes.Huntsman lost me as soon as he embraced climate change.

Obama won because the left has made an absolute science out of what areas to micro target for cheating prospects.Obviously this includes local election officials.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/23/2012 6:15:07 AM     (No. 9030188)

Reportedly their choice for most feared opponent came down to Huntsman or Peewee Herman.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Judith, 11/23/2012 7:33:07 AM     (No. 9030262)

In the future, the only candidate the dems need fear is one who sells out our country better than they are presently doing. And the pubbies are in the process of finding just the right candidate for that job.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: rplat, 11/23/2012 7:44:06 AM     (No. 9030278)

Huntsman is a phony little wimp.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Grace Veritas, 11/23/2012 7:59:26 AM     (No. 9030298)

More rope-a-dope. When does it end, already? I am way sick of helpful political advice from those who are rooting for our extinction.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/23/2012 8:30:23 AM     (No. 9030354)

Come on, now, people. We got Jim´s emails. We know he´d NEVER LIE.....


/s gag, spit

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rusino, 11/23/2012 8:32:31 AM     (No. 9030358)

I do not believe this for a moment. Mr. Huntsman came across as a Casper Milqtoast. Mild mannered, shy and he has Very weak looking mouth.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: wallyqc, 11/23/2012 8:34:22 AM     (No. 9030366)

"I think we are honest about out concerns about Huntsman"? Fellow posters, when was the last time you had to "think" you were Honest?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/23/2012 9:12:53 AM     (No. 9030425)

The Obama campaign feared Huntsman the most? Yeah, right -- and I´m the Easter Bunny. Go teach your grandmother how to sit in a recliner, Messina.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 11/23/2012 10:05:57 AM     (No. 9030503)

Point taken #34. Perhaps there was comedic intent in making it a must read.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: buckeye1, 11/23/2012 10:24:42 AM     (No. 9030535)

No one expects us to believe it but Bam´s people do not miss an opportunity to poke a finger in our collective eye.

´´If´´ Huntsman came out attacking Obama and spilling the secrets he might have been in the mix for a while. He never laid a hand on Bam (and could have).

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Reply 35 - Posted by: WIBadger, 11/23/2012 11:12:14 AM     (No. 9030576)

Yeah. Sure they did.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/23/2012 11:37:15 AM     (No. 9030600)

The corrupt media has poked a finger in our collective eye, and we need to poke back!

Newt was my man. I thought we needed a street fighter. I haven´t changed my mind.

If Rubio is our only savior now according to the media, he needs to get some history lessons from Newt.

BTW I have been communicating to Boehner that he needs to talk to Newt! Newt was successful with the corrupt Dems.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: berlin, 11/23/2012 11:44:29 AM     (No. 9030607)

We are wasting a lot of bandwidth on this clown.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/23/2012 12:03:54 PM     (No. 9030631)

Total baloney. The seeds here were probably planted by the RNC so they can nominate another loser in 2016. The 2012 election was stolen and the GOP is doing nothing. Twenty million voters just don´t disappear overnight.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Moritz55, 11/23/2012 12:42:36 PM     (No. 9030684)

Huntsman had all of Romney´s disadvantages and none of his positive qualities. Plus...talk about someone who lacks the common touch!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 11/23/2012 12:49:44 PM     (No. 9030693)

They feared Huntsman the same way the NBA All Stars fear the Washington Generals.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 11/23/2012 1:09:20 PM     (No. 9030717)

Yay! If it is April 1st I can turn my water on at the Lake!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/23/2012 1:33:39 PM     (No. 9030747)

They successfully demonized Romney´s family (and self-made) wealth, and John Huntsman´s father is a billionaire. Talk about a made-to-order negative campaign of envy and resentment.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: TnEm, 11/23/2012 1:49:54 PM     (No. 9030767)

#31 is right - There is something very strange, off-putting about that man´s mouth.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: saraguay, 11/23/2012 2:18:46 PM     (No. 9030795)

this article is just nonsense. i am still stunned that romney lost and what that means for this country. i rarely read politics these days (after the election) but this article is ridiculous and who cares anyway? unless repubs get out the vote with minorities there will not be any more repub presidents. hispanics and blacks aren´t stupid, but they are ignorant of republican ideas and ideals - those can be transmitted but only with a longterm grassroots application, starting now. sadly, though, there doesn´t seem to be anyone at the head of the pub party who really knows what he is doing.
i am still sickened by romney´s loss. how could that have happened????

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Reply 45 - Posted by: suedotsue, 11/23/2012 2:48:58 PM     (No. 9030828)

This article sounds like GOP establishment/Bush family propaganda. Their number one goal isn´t to defeat democrats or Obama. It´s to get us to shut up. It´s to defeat the Tea Party and any articulate conservative voice. The Silent Majority is supposed to surrender to a globalist like Jeb Bush who´s now a golf pal of Bloomberg´s.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/23/2012 3:52:44 PM     (No. 9030893)

No. 47, this is a figment of your imagination.Neither the GOP establishment nor the Bush family has anything to gain by spouing such nonsense as is in this article. How would it help them in any way?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Gallo3, 11/23/2012 5:26:24 PM     (No. 9030986)

Sarah was the one they were afraid of. This is just mere KGB disinformation.



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Reply 48 - Posted by: ArtieC, 11/23/2012 6:51:59 PM     (No. 9031054)

I don´t think there was really anybody in the republican line up Obama was really afraid of. With the help of the media Orcs the fix was in.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: FunnyGirl, 11/23/2012 7:24:02 PM     (No. 9031077)

I first heard it more than a year ago when Democratic strategists and operatives started saying that Huntsman was the guy to beat and it continued into the primary. Many have repeated it since the general election ended in Romney´s defeat. It wasn´t true then and it isn´t true now, but it´s a meme they want out there.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/23/2012 9:50:03 PM     (No. 9031192)

Shadow of the man his father is...And not fit to polish his shoes.

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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
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

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

´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

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?


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