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In campaign for tougher
gun laws, Obama and allies
work to tilt public opinion

Washington Post, by Philip Rucker

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/9/2013 10:47:49 PM

The White House is working with its allies on a well-financed campaign in Washington and around the country to shift public opinion toward stricter gun laws and provide political cover to lawmakers who end up voting for an assault-weapons ban or other firearm restrictions. With President Obama preparing to push a legislative agenda aimed at curbing the nation’s gun violence, pillars of his political network, along with independent groups, are raising millions of dollars and mapping out strategies in an attempt to shepherd new regulations through Congress.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 1/9/2013 10:54:55 PM     (No. 9108144)

Well, Mr. President, even the dimmest lefty bulbs that voted for you can feel the change in the attitudes of Americans over the last several years. The only way you will sway a majority is with money and/or trinkets. It will work. It always does with the kind of folks that vote for you. First you give them stuff and then you scare them that some bad Republican is going to take them away.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RPool, 1/9/2013 10:57:55 PM     (No. 9108147)

Can´t speak for any other area of the country, but any legislator from Texas that buys into this campaign in terms of a vote against Second Amendment rights will be enjoying their farewell tour in Congress. No one - repeat - no one I know will allow the government to confiscate their guns. Vote all you want and see what will happen. Executive fiat will receive the same response from the populace. This is very dangerous ground, I feel, and Obama´s hubris is blinding him from what he will sow.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jl80863, 1/9/2013 11:04:37 PM     (No. 9108152)

While the obama ministry of propaganda is getting cranked up Americans have reacted.
I just read that there are a million AR15 magazines on backorder. One million magazines for one type of firearm. When was the last time you have heard of one million of anything on backorder. Molon labe.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/9/2013 11:13:39 PM     (No. 9108164)

Does anyone speak greek? How is molon labe pronounced?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/9/2013 11:19:10 PM     (No. 9108168)

Well it´s not working. It´s just polarizing the country further.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/10/2013 12:15:45 AM     (No. 9108207)

I just asked my wife, basically, if it was permissible with her that her old man (well, kinda old) were to give his life for what he believes in. She said ´yeah, sure´ - (aside: she´s a lot better looking than I am, and I have some pretty good insurance). I am willing to die for what I believe. I have a feeling that I´m not the only one. Rick Perry, it is your time to choose: do you do the right (but really dangerous) thing, or waffle? You wanted the job, with it come the sometimes very, very hard choices.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/10/2013 12:25:39 AM     (No. 9108211)

Our Bill of Rights is nonnegotiable.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: osprey21, 1/10/2013 3:24:21 AM     (No. 9108255)

0bama is Xerxes, and THIS is my Thermopylae.

Come and Take Them!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/10/2013 4:30:57 AM     (No. 9108278)

The Japanese didn´t invade the U.S. during WW II because they properly knew there was a gun behind every blade of grass. Barry wants all those guns removed so his favorite people can invade us unimpeded.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 1/10/2013 5:57:47 AM     (No. 9108310)

The media has diligently attempted to assist in the public opinion battle. However, based on the number of guns, ammo and magazines already purchased during his administration, and especially since November, the lines are pretty well drawn. Oh, there will always be the few in the middle who don´t actually believe obama would be so bold as to take the unconstitutional route his pogues have been suggesting he´d do, but the campaign is over. All´s left to do is watch the results unfold.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/10/2013 6:54:00 AM     (No. 9108377)

Any smart Democrat politician will run away from this issue as fast as they can, otherwise it will be a career ender. The storm of protest that will come down on Democrats across the nation and Washington, D.C. will be humongous.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sagman, 1/10/2013 6:55:04 AM     (No. 9108380)

Joe Biden Addresses the Nation

Hey, howya doin’, folks.

Yeah, I know what you’re thinkin’: what’s ole Joe doin’ in the Oval Office? I’ll tell ya. The Boss doesn’t want his fingerprints on this one. He said to me, ´´Joe, I need you to lay down the law. I can’t do it because, aside from deciding who to kill with drones, I have a problem makin’ big decisions.

Use the Oval Office. Sit in my chair. Maybe some day it´ll be your chair. I don’t even want to know what you’re proposing. Surprise me.´´

So, here I am with my recommendation. That’s right, I said ´´recommendation.´´ No 2000 page report. with subsections. It’s on this one sheet of paper I’m holding up. On the sheet, one sentence.

Let’s see, it’s 84 now. The country can have a national debate about this until midnight. That’s when the Chief’s gonna sign the order From Air Force One with his autopen. Says nobody can actually prove he signed it if the whole thing goes kablooie in our faces.

Here’s the deal, and I quote: ´´If it fires a projectile, any projectile, it’s banned.´´
That clear enough for ya? No handguns, no rifles, no bazookas, no crossbows, no nerf guns, no slingshots, no water pistols. No exceptions.

Whatever you got now that fouls afall of the order—uh, falls afoul of the order--you pile it on the curb in front of your house and the president’s new Civilian National Security Corpse will pick it up.

And don´t even think about appealing to the Supremes. The Court’s suspended and the Justices are under house arrest until a conservative dies.

Now, if you´re listenin,´´ Piers, press your hand to the screen and gimme five.

God bless America.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Judge, 1/10/2013 7:16:45 AM     (No. 9108414)

Hollyweird is far more responsible for gun violence then the NRA will ever be. Does ANYONE notice the violence in movies now-a-days?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kennerboy, 1/10/2013 7:23:35 AM     (No. 9108423)

This from the same administration that ships automatic weapons into Mexico??

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 1/10/2013 7:45:33 AM     (No. 9108449)

What the public wants or thinks does not matter to Obama. Only Obama matters to Obama. See the healthcare law as the prime example.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/10/2013 8:20:20 AM     (No. 9108489)

Obama is waiting until midnight Friday to set an Executive Order. Like he has many times before. We don´t have a president; we have a Caesar.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: faith_and_reason, 1/10/2013 8:25:05 AM     (No. 9108494)

Cuomo says "No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer."

I will be hunting traitors, not deer. And some of them will have high-capacity magazines, and body armor, and a "warrant" from a tyrant. (Hopefully decades in the future, but possibly next week.)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: tank, 1/10/2013 8:36:11 AM     (No. 9108512)

I said it the other day, and I´ll say it again. What´s #18´s ´´solution?´´ You keep demanding that we give ground to the gun grabbers, to show our good faith. History shows that´s been tried. There have been more onerous laws on the books, federal, state and local. Many of these laws have been struck down as uncontitutional. During this time, homicides, violent crime, and gun deaths have fallen.

I´m perfectly happy with the laws on the books regarding guns. What´s your proposal?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/10/2013 8:36:43 AM     (No. 9108513)

What industries saturate kids and young people, a small percentage of who are dangerous mentally ill people, with continuous multimedia presentations of extremely violent content that they would never experience in real life in their home towns?

It is squarely the Hollywood movie, the television, and the video game industries who are making billions of dollars off violence and who are all liberal Democrat constituency groups.

The American small arms industry, the NRA, and the hundred million law abiding Americans who own firearms do not do that.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/10/2013 8:38:20 AM     (No. 9108514)

In the spirit of last year´s ChickFilet day...

http://gunappreciationday.com/

Don´t be fooled by high sounding rhetoric coming from the left. The prime directive for most members of congress is to keep his/her job. And they WILL pay attention when the response is loud enough. Contact your congressman.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ann_n_GA, 1/10/2013 8:54:57 AM     (No. 9108545)

This older white female not only purchased a .38 since Zippy´s first term, I joined the NRA this week to try to lend more support.

I sadly and truly do not believe there is a Republican or Democrat in DC that will do the right thing, anymore. Decisions are made only to make or build their wealth or to keep them in office. And we all know the MSM is a Rat org.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 1/10/2013 9:05:43 AM     (No. 9108570)

It´s not the first time that Zippy has used a drummed-up "crisis" in an attempt to circumvent that pesky old Constitution that he has sworn to uphold.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Pockets64, 1/10/2013 9:09:57 AM     (No. 9108581)

He didn´t worry about the Constitution, public opinion, or anything else when they forced through Obamacare.

Find good hiding places for your firearms.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/10/2013 9:10:01 AM     (No. 9108582)

Drudge had a link yesterday to something that talked about the fact that buried in the Obamacare bill is a restriction forbidding gun registration. So unless he hasn´t read his own bill, how does he think he can break his own law? #18 really needs to read what was printed in Pravda and take it to heart. And I do not believe you are conservative in anything at all.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Susieq1, 1/10/2013 9:21:27 AM     (No. 9108600)

Sow the wind you reap the whirlwind.

Said it before and I will say it again, what type of mind altering drugs were these shooters taking?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: LZK, 1/10/2013 9:28:03 AM     (No. 9108612)

IF and I say "IF" the Washington DC elite lefties think that this is a winning score for them -- they are mistaken....

The RIGHT to bear arms is endorsed by even the demorats here in Chicago....

LZK

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Reply 27 - Posted by: rplat, 1/10/2013 9:29:46 AM     (No. 9108615)

Unfortunately, a slight breeze will tilt the sheep and parasites that support this guy.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: starsNstripes, 1/10/2013 9:33:22 AM     (No. 9108623)

#25 I believe Obamacare restricts doctors from registering your answers to their gun related questions when you are being examined, etc. They are allowed to ask about whether you own a gun or not, but supposedly they are not allowed to write your answer down. ...yeah right...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/10/2013 9:48:03 AM     (No. 9108655)

The reason the terrorists use bombs...they don´t have guns. If we give up our guns, it will be bomb time. Suicide bombers. The Sandy Hook massacre was a terrorist act. He kills many, then kills himself. Same scheme, different weapon. Now Washington wants us to give in to this terrorist attack and add gun laws.
It is surrender. Terrorist act and Washington surrenders. Plain and simple. And I am sick of these yankee politicians.
I am not your docile servant Washington. I am not Obama´s boy.
As Yosemite Sam says: ´You´ll eating lead´ if you come on my property with some anti-constitutional law to take my guns. And I mean guns.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jimmiet, 1/10/2013 10:11:06 AM     (No. 9108715)

There are two reasons America has enjoyed the freedoms and prosperity it has. God and Guns. Our trusted government has tried to restrict both and we are reaping the whirlwind. However there are several million Americans willing to die before we give up our guns. The Christians and Jews in Germany thought that their government would stop waay before it did. We can´t afford to take that chance.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/10/2013 10:12:06 AM     (No. 9108721)

If Obozo attempts to circumvent the 2nd Amendment by executive order (which is, IMHO, illegal) that just might be the tipping point that will start the next revolution or civil war. Call it what you want. After all, I´ve been saying for some time now that this country needs a complete house cleaning, from top to bottom. Get rid of EVERYONE in DC and start from scratch. Of course, there will have to be some changes made, but that can be handled. If was once about 225yrs ago. We can do it again.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Browneyes, 1/10/2013 10:23:18 AM     (No. 9108751)

All the Cables are spending their time talking about "GUNS" and keeping it front and centre.

Well,what they are really doing is high-lighting just how this administration is manipulating them and "prepping" them as to how they can assist in dismantling the US Constitution. Get rid of the 2nd. ammendment and then have them convince the voters the 14th DOES permit Zippy to raise the debt limit and then, well, we better appoint a commission to re-write the damn thing!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dman, 1/10/2013 10:35:00 AM     (No. 9108800)

The hypocrisy of the libs is unlimited. Contrast their arguments to infringe on the right to bear arms with their arguments to allow pornography and offensive "art", lest it infringe freedom of speech. More recently and to the point, contrast their push for more firearms registration, databases, and background checks with their howls over voter ID laws that, in their opinion, would suppress the "right" to vote. Perhaps conservatives should link voter ID with gun registration to expose this hypocrisy.

National ID: the arguments for it will not go away.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/10/2013 10:37:47 AM     (No. 9108809)

Molon labe.

Obama has gone a bridge too far.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 1/10/2013 10:46:13 AM     (No. 9108845)

Zippy never stops running for office. He´s doing this stunt because it worked for him twice before.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/10/2013 10:52:51 AM     (No. 9108867)

No more Wacos; ever...

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Reply 37 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/10/2013 11:00:01 AM     (No. 9108888)

You need to live where the local sheriff has told Obama to go **** himself

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Reply 38 - Posted by: geoman, 1/10/2013 11:03:09 AM     (No. 9108892)

Re: #18 the repetitive single-issue gun law supporter ostensibly concerned with the mentally unstable having access to guns. The issue has blown past the mentally unstable and goes to whether progressive politicians can nullify the foundational provision in our Constitutions Bill of Rights. Bedrock conservatives and Americans are being told by progressive politicians and a compliant media that they must give up the right to self defense. This is not about the NRA; it is about individual citizens. Gun control as it is being pedaled is more of a threat to the existence of our republic than was the Cuban Missile Crisis. If the progressives don´t stop pedaling, there will be war. Throwing the red herring of the mentally unstable in the face of a free people who know and understand that the very underpinnings of freedom are at risk is a fools errand. The public debate has turned such that outright confiscation of currently legal firearms is being openly advocated by elected officials. Those who pretend that "adjustments to make people safer" are reasonable are nothing but agents of tyranny.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/10/2013 12:36:10 PM     (No. 9109113)

Thank you #40.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/10/2013 12:38:49 PM     (No. 9109116)

BTW, public opinion has already tilted - that´s why gun and ammo sales are through the roof and out into the stratosphere and the NRA has 100,000 new members.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/10/2013 3:37:13 PM     (No. 9109458)

"In campaign for tougher gun laws, Obama armed Mexican drug cartels, resulting in hundreds of murders"

Fixed the headline for you.

Why isn´t the GOP bringing up the 300+ murders that are a direct result of Barack Obama selling guns to the world´s most violent drug gangs?

Obama doesn´t want to talk about "Operation Fast & Furious." He´s so scared of the subject that he´s hiding behind executive privilege.

The MFM doesn´t want to talk about "Fast & Furious." So far, the only networks to offer any serious reporting on the subject are FOX News and CBS. The media won´t talk about Fast & Furious because they know the subject harms their Lord and Savior, Barack Hussein Obama....

So, why not FORCE "Fast & Furious" into the national conversation?

Why not FORCE the media to bring Obama´s Mexican gun-running into the picture?

Why not take the opportunity not just to question the (p)Resident, but to question the questioners in our corrupt media?

Barack Obama has much to answer for in "Operation Fast & Furious." So do the network representatives at ABC, NBC, PMSNBC, CNN, PBS and NPR!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/10/2013 4:13:33 PM     (No. 9109511)

Beautiful #40!

By the way, every single gun control law on the books today is unconstitutional! The 2nd Amendment is clearly written. There is absolutely NO reason we should have ever allowed any law to be created that infringes upon this right. The gun "laws" are ILLEGAL. And don´t tell me that our Founders could never have invisioned the kinds of weapons we have today or how society has changed. Our Founders were much more intelligent and visionary than any of us today--not only because they were guided by God, but also because of the timing. They didn´t live in a world of distraction, fast-paced society, mass media and all other sorts of sensory garbage. And I truly believe that not only was this country created by Providence but our Founders were brought together by God to create a unique beacon of light in a long dark world. They were a true godsend & a testament to the good that mankind CAN do when guided by good. ("good" is derived from the word "God" by the way, for those who didn´t know)

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/10/2013 4:25:21 PM     (No. 9109528)

#44. At the time our Founders wrote the Second Amendment, the People had the exact same arms the Army had.



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Reply 44 - Posted by: lana720, 1/10/2013 5:11:30 PM     (No. 9109592)

Thank you, #21 for the link and #40 for the excellent post.

January 19th, we have our St. Barbara´s Dinner - she is the patron saint for the US Army´s Field Artillery.
Dear St. Barbara, we ask your intercession for our protection from our government which before this represented us. Increase our vigilance and keep us strong. Amen.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: loveUSA, 1/10/2013 5:24:43 PM     (No. 9109602)

Mr. President, what about your role in Fast and Furious? Why were you selling guns if you are so against them?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: artiec, 1/10/2013 7:19:21 PM     (No. 9109764)

Translation: expect a flood of anti gun propaganda from the White House and the media Orcs. And by that i include the anti second amendment Washington Compost.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/10/2013 8:33:19 PM     (No. 9109884)

Democrats are committing political suicide if they don´t drop this.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/10/2013 8:42:25 PM     (No. 9109900)

Isolate Obie and destroy the msm, then we can discuss self-defense and its importance.

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In 2008, Barack Obama and Brendan Eich both were against gay marriage. Senator Obama averred his support for the one-man/one-woman view of marriage, while Mr. Eich, a cofounder of the Mozilla web-browser company, donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8 — a California ballot initiative that had the effect of making Senator Obama’s avowed marriage policy the law in California, at least until a federal court overturned it on the theory that California’s constitution is unconstitutional. Barack Obama inexplicably remains, as of this writing, president of the United States of America, but Mr. Eich has just been forced out as CEO

Student Newspaper ´Liberty´ Wins
First Amendment Victory
over Oregon State
Breitbart´s Big Government, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/4/2014 7:40:25 AM     Post Reply
Oregon State University, disdaining responsibility for trashing distribution boxes that were intended for a politically conservative student newspaper, has still paid $1,000 plus $100,000 in legal fees after a former student, William Rogers, filed suit against them. The lawsuit, filed in 2009 by supporters of the newspaper The Liberty, contended that the university president and other school officials permitted the official campus newspaper access to distribution bins, but school officials removed the bins for The Liberty. The suit alleged that school officials confiscated distribution bins for The Liberty and tossed them onto a trash heap. The bins, which contained copies

House GOP sets first vote
to hold Lois Lerner in
contempt over IRS targeting
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/3/2014 10:25:39 PM     Post Reply
House Republicans have scheduled a vote next week to hold Lois G. Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about her role in the Internal Revenue Service’s tea party targeting scandal, setting up a major battle over constitutional rights versus Congress‘ ability to oversee the government. Rep. Darrell E. Issa, the House’s top investigator, said Thursday that as a senior official at the center of the IRS targeting, Ms. Lerner will either talk or face penalties for refusing to help the committee get to the bottom of who orchestrated the targeting and what the motives were. “Ms. Lerner’s

Kerry’s folly, Chapter 3
Washington Post, by Charles Krauthammer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/3/2014 10:10:14 PM     Post Reply
When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power. The talks collapse in acrimony and confusion. Kerry’s response? A second Geneva conference that — surprise! — breaks up in acrimony and confusion. Then, even as Russian special forces are taking over Crimea, Kerry goes chasing after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov — first to Paris, then Rome, then London — offering a diplomatic “offramp.” Lavrov shrugs him off.



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Eric Holder explodes at GOP rep:
‘You don’t want to go there, buddy!’

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Daily Caller, by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/8/2014 6:03:17 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. “I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said. “You don’t want to go there, buddy! You

Hank Aaron Compares Republicans
That Oppose Obama To KKK

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CBS, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 4/9/2014 11:02:02 AM     Post Reply
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking to USA Today Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of his then record-breaking 715th home run, the 80-year-old Aaron said that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance. “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports.

The Color of His Presidency
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New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:41:59 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

RAND study: By our estimate, 3.9 million
people signed up for ObamaCare, not
7.1 million like the White House says

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/9/2014 4:25:19 AM     Post Reply
A caveat right off the bat: RAND’s estimate only runs through March 28 whereas the actual deadline for signing up was March 31st. Given the crush of traffic on Healthcare.gov in late March, many more people could have signed up over those last three days than were captured by these numbers. On the other hand, the White House was claiming six million sign-ups as of March 27. There’s no way to reconcile that with RAND’s data. One of them is wrong. Maybe both, in fact. There’s a big spike in Medicaid, just as everyone expected. There’s a less big but

Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee
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American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 6:45:01 AM     Post Reply
How does the Republican Party establishment choose its presidential candidate? Typically, constitutionalists accuse their establishment rivals of being moderate, risk-averse, stubborn old fools who lack faith in conservative principles. This is a soothing interpretation, as it begins from the hypothesis that the contest between conservatives and the GOP elite is a family feud. But there is another hypothesis -- less soothing, but, at least from an outsider´s bird´s-eye view, more reconcilable with the facts. This hypothesis is that America has reached a stage of progressive soft despotism in which the only important family feud in national politics is between the fundamentally

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

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Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/8/2014 6:32:30 AM     Post Reply
As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

Holder on Gohmert exchange: ‘What
attorney general has ever had to
deal with that kind of treatment?’

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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/9/2014 7:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

Top conservative: 2016 not
Ted Cruz´s turn, favors Mike
Pence-Rand Paul ticket

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:25:30 PM     Post Reply
A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn´t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the “funding father” of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a “game changer” for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. “I don´t think it would be best for the conservative movement for

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

The incredible hypocrisy of
21st Century feminism

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Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:37:27 AM     Post Reply
My first published column was in a local paper opposing the Equal Rights Amendment for the same reasons that Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative lawyer, campaigned on. As ambiguously written, the ERA, would eliminate the men-only draft requirement, repeal protective laws like sexual assault and eliminate the tendency for mothers to obtain custody over their children in divorce cases. Ironically, one of the arguments that helped sink the amendment from ratification was the fear that single-sex bathrooms would no longer be permitted. In addition, opponents of the amendment also warned that it would lead to abortion on demand and same-sex marriages.

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
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American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not

Bush Aides Push Jeb
To Run For President

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Buzzfeed, by Benny Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/8/2014 6:32:42 AM     Post Reply
More than a hundred Republican Party elders gathered this weekend in Texas to celebrate George H.W. Bush’s legacy. But many of the event’s participants had another, much simpler agenda: launching a Jeb Bush presidential campaign. The two-day festivities featured a widely covered speech by Jeb. And on the sidelines, former Bush retainers were frank about their hopes that the eldest son could save a party the family has led on and off since 1988. “We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs,” said longtime Bush adviser Andy Card after the speech. “If Jeb Bush does not run, shame on us.” Card added,


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