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Mitt Romney blue?
You better believe it

Boston Herald, by Howie Carr

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/23/2012 5:37:44 AM

Of course Mitt Romney is bummed out. Why wouldn’t he be? He just spent six years of his life, and tens of millions of dollars, on the only job that ever meant anything to him. As he found out at Disneyland last week, life is like a roller coaster — and right now he is in a dip. Mitt didn’t just lose it — he was defeated by a guy who actually believes they speak Austrian in Austria, and who has seriously argued that surgeons needlessly chop off their patients’ limbs

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I wonder if, deep down, Mitt Romney is relieved that our country´s mess isn´t his responsibility now?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 11/23/2012 5:44:03 AM     (No. 9030180)

No, he was defeated by a foolish electorate who wanted Barabas.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/23/2012 6:05:28 AM     (No. 9030185)

The coming mess is squarely on the backs of the ignorant American voter. The problem is we will also be going down with the ship through no fault of our own. Dragged down by stupid, stupid people who voted for the man who has probably damaged America by repair. I don´t get it, I never have and I never will.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mabeldog, 11/23/2012 6:14:56 AM     (No. 9030187)

Mitt Romney might well be the luckiest man in America right now. He can retire and live a good BLAMELESS life after one year of fending off disgraceful lies told by the press. Voter fraud in swing state ghettoes deprived us of a president who would have fixed our economic disaster. He would have done the job for free AND paid for his own modest family vacations. Instead we have a fraud who inherited his OWN problems. He will do nothing about any of it and it might just might give us a Republican senate in 2 years.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Theadora, 11/23/2012 6:15:42 AM     (No. 9030189)

I don´t believe that Mitt Romney was defeated.

The election was stolen from him.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 11/23/2012 6:44:49 AM     (No. 9030209)

#2, the true source of this apparent insanity in American politics is foreign in origin. The Democratic Party has become a happy conduit for foreign manipulation of the American political system.

Ever wonder why these labor unions all have the word ´international´ in their names? It´s not there just to look pretty.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sagman, 11/23/2012 6:47:43 AM     (No. 9030212)

Completely agree with #1 and #2. All 61 million people (minus the dead vote, the double-dippers, and the ineligibles) who voted for the charlatan bear a heavy responsibility for putting him back in the Oval Office.

I don´t even read stories anymore about how Romney screwed up. I think he picked a great running mate and ran a decent campaign. Anybody who wasn´t already in Obama´s pocket and who had even rudimentary knowledge of the two men should have voted Romney/Ryan without a second thought.

I´ll throw up the next time I hear a pundit(Will does this) say, ´´The American people are smart.´´ A lot of them are pet rock stupid.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rinohunter, 11/23/2012 7:03:22 AM     (No. 9030230)

You can´t fix stupid - and that makes up a majority of the voting Americans. Furthermore, in Ameritopia as it now stands, lies, fraud, incompetence, profanity, corruption and malignancy trumps, and I means TRUMPS, honesty, truthfulness, integrity, competence, holiness and the sacred. So as doughboy Krispy Creme Christie might say in Jawsey - fah-get-a-bout it!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 11/23/2012 7:14:05 AM     (No. 9030237)

Negative.

It is the job of the party to educate and motivate the voters.

The GOP failed.

Miserably.

It had the financial resources, it had the issues, it had an army of Tea Party volunteers at the ready. It failed to use any of these effectively. Instead, it put all of its eggs into the economic basket. That´s because it is controlled by the money people.

It lost. It is the party of stupid.

Bye bye, Losers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: harleynyc, 11/23/2012 7:28:19 AM     (No. 9030254)

#8, go back to huffpost.
Voter fraud, again, got the commie re-elected. It was a crime, and I don´t understand why the GOP hasn´t made an issue of it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/23/2012 7:35:36 AM     (No. 9030268)

#8 and I rarely share an opinion, but I´ll defend his status on this forum. He´s not a plant, #9.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Former lurker, 11/23/2012 7:51:05 AM     (No. 9030288)

#8, it is impossible to educate people about a serious problem that requires an an ability to reason when they have never learned to reason.

As to the missing white voters......check the increase in food stamps and SS disability payments over the last four years. More takers than makers. America had a chance to elect a team that had a shot at fixing things and didn´t take it. Thank you Mitt Romney andPaul Ryan for the effort. Lose was our fault, not yours.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/23/2012 7:54:46 AM     (No. 9030290)

I´m still waiting for the Democrats to explain how it´s possible that Mitt didn´t receive a single vote in Philadelphia.
.... Are we to assume that not a single Republican lives and votes in the City of Brotherly Love?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bugboy, 11/23/2012 7:54:58 AM     (No. 9030291)

Romney beat Obama, hardly! The other person who also beat Romney was McCain.

You´d of thought he would have gotten a clue after that.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: beca, 11/23/2012 8:20:45 AM     (No. 9030333)

#2 you said it...on the backs of the stupid american voter.......i say stupidity and voter fraud...there was lots of it...every state needs voter id and it needs to be done immediately or this will keep on and on and on.....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rael, 11/23/2012 8:24:30 AM     (No. 9030339)

I didn´t abandon my country, my country abandoned me.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Elvira, 11/23/2012 8:27:36 AM     (No. 9030347)

Much of our population is ignorant for three reasons:

1. They came here illegally and as such have not been educated in our history and the responsibilties of being a citizen.

2. See above. Also, they do not speak the language sufficiently to understand the nuances of politics.

3. We, for several generations now, have given our children over to the state to educate. (By "state" I mean Dept. of Ed., but then that goes back to #2) God Bless the homeschoolers!

Of course there are innumerable other reasons, but in a country of est. 360m people, how is it that if there are only 11-20m illegals, we need EVERYTHING in English AND Spanish??

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Reply 17 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 11/23/2012 8:28:32 AM     (No. 9030349)

Fraud??? Ya thank!

900 ballots cast in a precinct with 7 registered voters in Allen West´s district. 59 precincts in Philly and 16 in Cincy with 0, that´s ZERO votes for Romney. 125 precincts in Cincy had less than 4 votes, in districts that Romney won handily. There have been 70,000 suspected (not documented) flips from Romney to the squatter and some suspect many times that. 3 million fewer voters for Romney that just disappeared. Where are they, "shed" during the count?

And the GOP in 1981 agreed to a "consent decree" legally denying them the right to challenge vote fraud for crying out loud. (Before a raging demn judge, I might add.)

Ya thaaank we might need a new party with such dimwits steering the train? (Off the track, that is!)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JAN, 11/23/2012 8:30:59 AM     (No. 9030355)

The election was stolen.

I proudly voted for Romney and given Reid´s proclamation that he would never work with him on any legislation I believe Romney is better off out of politics.

Am sick and tired of the piling on Romney.

It´s all bulldroppings.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/23/2012 8:57:17 AM     (No. 9030401)

This is what happens when the GOP elite don´t listen to their fellow Republicans. Rove and his crew decide who´s next to run. They need to listen to who we want - even if we do listen to Rush.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/23/2012 8:58:55 AM     (No. 9030406)

When the country stood by as the Democrat teachers unions took over the schools, it was a matter of time until a large enough cohort of indoctrinated zombie ObamaPhone voters swamped the system. Now, as Winston Churchill said, “The strongest case against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.”

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dman, 11/23/2012 9:03:53 AM     (No. 9030413)

Thanks, #10.

I should add that in addition to educating and motivating voters, the party has the opportunity to ensure the integrity of the vote by providing poll watchers. Where were they?

Back in 2010 I volunteered to be a poll judge, since there were no poll watchers in my precinct. (I later found out it was a paid position - about $100, but that´s not why I "volunteered".) I have been a poll judge every election since. There was no concerted effort by the GOP to slow down voter fraud. Where was the backing for Allen West´s lonely effort? Where, at least, was the purple dye? Nothing.

GOP: stop blaming your "customers" (aka the voters). Stop blaming Tea Partiers who wanted to help you defeat NerØbama. Stop blaming those who are not in lock-step with your Wall Street, country-club, elitist mentality. Blame yourselves.

We need a new party.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: saryden, 11/23/2012 9:19:32 AM     (No. 9030437)

I like what #3 said. Where I live, we are all depressed by the fraudulent/manipulated loss of the leadership of a fine man... and the evidence of an unintelligent electorate.
We thank Romney/Ryan for their ´all out´campaign.. great Americans.. good guys who followed the law.. against crooks who hate America but want to own it and enslave us all. Our nation needs factual, historical education for its youth.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: suziannr, 11/23/2012 9:32:20 AM     (No. 9030454)

Yes our nation does need factual, historical education for our kids. And it needs to be lead and taught by parents, first of all. It will not take long for the students to know much more than the "education degreed" teacher.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/23/2012 9:34:16 AM     (No. 9030459)

I live in the i4 corridor, we were solidly conservative 10 years ago, in that time we lost the house and senate, everything wrong has been blamed on GW Bush. So I ask you #19 respectfully who could´ve beaten Obama from our side? Mitt was the only man with a plan. Santorum you say? Think Akin and Mourdock on a nationwide scale.

Back to Orange County, we have Alan Grayson coming back. who can we thank for that?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: AGGW, 11/23/2012 9:35:39 AM     (No. 9030463)

I agree with # 4.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: cgood, 11/23/2012 9:40:08 AM     (No. 9030468)

Deception, fraud, and ignorance lost this election. Why wouldn´t Romney be blue? I agree with those on this thread who believe we need to do more than just complain. Yes, many voters are ignorant of the issues, but that is often because they only hear one side. How many juries would make correct decisions without getting information from both the defense and the prosecution? Don´t mistake ignorance for stupidity. There will always be some who cannot be reached, but I believe a reliable majority of voters are capable of reaching the right decisions, provided they have all the information. That - along with ensuring the integrity of the vote - is our challenge.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: cobieone, 11/23/2012 9:46:50 AM     (No. 9030475)

Then start a new party #21.

Romney won the primary fair and square and Romney/Ryan ran an solid campaign. IMO, this was the best modern day ticket to run for POTUS. Conservatives stayed home (AGAIN!) and lost this election. From what I´ve learned, even many Tea Party enthusiasts didn´t vote for Romney. If we need the GOP to educate our base and motivate them to vote, we are already lost as a nation. You would have to be in a coma to not understand the qualifications Romney/Ryan would have brought to the White House vs the disaster who currently occupies that residence. This election is OUR fault, period. We failed and will reap the consequences.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dr.lakerman, 11/23/2012 10:09:48 AM     (No. 9030510)

I thought Romney took an unusually harsh beating during the primary season, especially from Gingrich and Santorum. It is difficult for the party´s nominee to take such a beating and overcome it. (Ron Paul was nasty as well, but who listens to him?)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MissMolly, 11/23/2012 10:13:19 AM     (No. 9030515)

Yes, #27. We failed our national ticket this year. And it will happen again unless we make a better effort to work together to elect our candidate. We can talk about vote fraud and the black vote, but our major hindrance is that too many of us insist on candidate purity on too many non-national issues. The tea party movement was begun with a mission of restoring fiscal responsibility and downsizing government. Now, though, some of us (too many) expect our candidates to be so loud on social issues that the fiscal message is drowned out and then lost. The tea party movement is not about abortion, gay marriage, home schooling, rounding up all the Hispanics, contraception or teen pregnancy. Those decisions should be left to the states. Nationally, we can address budgets, spending, too many czars and too much bureaucracy.



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Reply 30 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/23/2012 10:26:47 AM     (No. 9030538)

The only thing I fault Mitt for is not being smart enough to know what he was up against. Even I realized that it was crooked and dirty and that he would have to be yelling about the corruption.

0bama has taught most of us that pointing fingers WORKS, and Romney should have been pointing fingers back. I expected him to know that there would be long knives out for him. A turnaround expert should know that he has to be ruthless.

I´m also amazed that he would have depended on an untried ORCA or whatever program that failed to get out the vote.

I expected the Ruthless Winner and got the nice guy who did not match dirt for dirt against a narrative-shaping corrupt press. If I knew all this, he should have known it in shovelfuls!

Where were the people who realized that the word "conservative" was no longer great with the masses, and would pivot quickly to "freedom-loving" or something else? Where were the people who advised against hitting the 0bamessiah quote for quote?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jasmine, 11/23/2012 10:37:50 AM     (No. 9030549)

We know Democrats worked very hard to keep voting without proper identification "legal." There´s no telling what they were willing to do behind the scenes.









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Reply 32 - Posted by: TickleTheDragon, 11/23/2012 10:55:43 AM     (No. 9030559)

Right on #27. I hope Romney is happy and at peace but I’m still losing sleep over it and have not watched TV since…no more patronizing mainstream media for me including newspapers (except through internet forums like this). I see now how corrupt, biased, lazy and incompetent they are, and I refuse to give them direct access to my brain.
It’s an adjustment, but there is much to be said for radio, select music, old movies, reading books and just quiet time.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: DARling, 11/23/2012 11:35:58 AM     (No. 9030599)

Obama promised them everything but his "peeps" will be lucky to get their "Obama Arpege."

You young folks will have to "Google" Arpege to understand this.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 11/23/2012 11:45:21 AM     (No. 9030610)

I spent a lovely day with my son and his family, all liberal democrats in their thinking. We don´t discuss politics at all because I am overwhelmed if I voice any contradictory statement to refute their ridiculous charges. All are highly intelligent, college educated and cannot see what Obama is doing to the country. They ridicule the Republican Party and are thrilled with Obamacare. I find it amusing that they haven´t stayed on top of the Benghazi story either. Does that tell you something about liberals? Run with no researched facts!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/23/2012 12:37:22 PM     (No. 9030679)

Romney was an eastern establishment Rockefeller Republican, even more than the Bushes, Dole, or McCain. Insanity = doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. Obama and the media set up a class warfare/race warfare election. The GOP might know how to change that if they owned the media, which raises the question of why they don´t. Instead the GOP picked the richest whitest guy they could find. They didn´t lift a finger to defend Sarah Palin. Why not? IF they want to give the Democrats enough rope to hang themselves, then be consistent about it. Give Obama his cliff.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/23/2012 12:44:26 PM     (No. 9030688)

Losing to an America-hating, Affirmative Action-enabled, socialist, economic illiterate Muslim-sympathizer? Who wouldn´t be?

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In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
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USA Today, by Brett Molina    Original Article
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Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich will step down following uproar over his apparent opposition to gay marriage. In a statement released Thursday, Mozilla -- which makes the Firefox Web browser -- apologized for not reacting more quickly to the controversy surrounding Eich, who made a 2008 donation supporting California´s plan on gay marriage, The Guardian reports. "We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it´s because we haven´t stayed true to ourselves," said Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker in a statement. Last week, Eich attempted to dispel fears on whether he would support equality as the head

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration

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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

North Carolina drivers to
be charged by the mile?

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WTVD-TV [Raleigh-Durham, NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/3/2014 6:40:07 AM     Post Reply
Big changes could be just down the road for North Carolina drivers. A proposal is in the works that would change the state tax system to charge drivers by the mile, instead of at the gas pump.The proposal would be to charge a half cent per mile for cars, which would generate almost $500 million in annual state revenue. A driver who travelled 15,000 miles in a year would pay about $75. "Basically you pay per the mile. It´s treating transportation as a utility, much like your water and sewer," said Larry Goode, with the Institute of Transportation Research and
Source corrected by Staff

David Letterman makes big announcement
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CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

Dem Rep.: ‘Members of Congress
Are Underpaid,’ Can’t Afford
to ‘Live Decently’

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
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Do you think members of Congress are overpaid or underpaid? Most likely you’d go with the former, but Democratic congressman Jim Moran argues it’s actually the latter. In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000. Moran believes that this is the wrong way to go, not necessarily talking about himself in particular, but saying there

Networks Refuse Obama Request for
Primetime to Announce Obamacare
Hitting 7 Million Mark

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:04:57 PM     Post Reply
According to a report via BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, President Barack Obama requested the opportunity to address the nation in prime time on the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night to announce that the Affordable Care Act had reached 7 million enrollees. Those networks did not, however, accommodate the White House’s request. “Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the prime time slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular,”

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Harry Reid on Koch Brothers:
‘Shadow Billionaires’ Spending
to ‘Rig Our Political System’

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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 6:02:21 PM     Post Reply
At a press conference to push legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized industrialists David and Charles Koch, calling them “shadow billionaires” who use their wealth to “rig our political system.” Reid’s sharp comments come on a day when the Wall Street Journal published a commentary written by Charles Koch, in which he described the brothers’ decision to get involved in politics to preserve the individual freedom and free markets that he said are the pillars of the American republic. “These two men are a pair of shadow billionaires spending


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