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Rove: I Could See GOP’s 2016 Candidate
Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson

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Posted By:tisHimself, 3/24/2013 3:05:56 PM

With the Supreme Court set to hear two cases on the issue of same-sex marriage this week, Republican strategist Karl Rove told This Week’s George Stephanopoulos that “I could” see the Republican party’s next presidential candidate supporting same-sex marriage. This comes on the heels of Ohio’s Republican senator Rob Portman’s recent support of the issue.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 3/24/2013 3:12:23 PM     (No. 9241663)

We can also easily envision yet another GOP defeat in 2016.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/24/2013 3:13:15 PM     (No. 9241665)

Rove: I Could see GOP´s 2016 Candidate Losing by even larger margins.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Britvah1, 3/24/2013 3:13:41 PM     (No. 9241666)

I could see me not voting for the Republican in 2016

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 3/24/2013 3:14:01 PM     (No. 9241667)

Fine, but that´s a deal breaker for me and mine. So, I can see us NOT voting for the GOP candidate in 2016. I sure hope a True Conservative runs.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 3/24/2013 3:22:18 PM     (No. 9241675)

I couple of thoughts on all of this:

1. In an age when the country in spinning out of control financially, spending money we don´t have on projects we don´t need, and our foreign policy makes us the laughing stock of the world, where we have a weakened military presence abroad and failing infrastructure at home, as well as horror of ObamaCare, a staggering nanny state, a confiscatory complicated tax code, overregulation, and lack of civic understanding, is same-sex marriage the most really the most important issue for you?

2. Similarly, . . . is same-sex marriage really the most important issue for the GOP?

3. Similarly, . . . is same-sex marriage really the most important issue for the country?

Once again, the GOP, tea party adherents and conservatives of all stripes are allowing the left to define *our* most important issues. The left has and will always use social issues as a battering ram to divide and conquer. Karl Rove is an idiot if he plays this game.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/24/2013 3:24:59 PM     (No. 9241677)

There are no federal marriages. There are State civil marriages and there are Sacramental Marriages which are recognized by the states. There is a federal law that states that no state should be required to recognize another state´s marriages except those between a man and a woman. The left maintains part of their power by stirring up strife between conservative and RINOs by exactly this kind of ambush.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 3/24/2013 3:29:28 PM     (No. 9241684)

It will be a moot point by then. The Supreme Court will strike down all marriage laws later this year. And by 2016 the court will be chock-full of Kagans and Sotomayors.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Native Texan, 3/24/2013 3:33:15 PM     (No. 9241690)

Rove just proved Sarah Palin´s point, he needs to go back to Texas and mind get another job. I want vote for a liberal Republican in 2016!!!!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Native Texan, 3/24/2013 3:34:49 PM     (No. 9241692)

Oops!! Mind should not be in there. I was thinking he needs to mind his own business.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: plex, 3/24/2013 3:36:08 PM     (No. 9241694)

#7 et al. All because many in the GOP failed to vote for Romney. You get what you vote for and when you don´t vote, you get what the other guy votes for. We need to continue pressure in the primaries to get conservatives into power, but we must not let the left win because we stayed home. And to do so over an issue which is not a Federal issue!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 3/24/2013 3:37:52 PM     (No. 9241696)

If that happens, Karl, it means you have learned nothing from the last two elections.
I think you may be secretly employed by the Left. Even more Republicans will stay home, disgusted, than last time. Better stock up your basement shelter and get some pet chickens, and firepower to defend youself when the groceries stop filling the shelves, there will be lots of angry citizens. Don´t expect help from the Lord who has been pretty much abandoned by this country. Remember Sodom and Gomorrah?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FormerDem, 3/24/2013 3:44:20 PM     (No. 9241706)

Abandon Rove.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: busterman, 3/24/2013 3:50:47 PM     (No. 9241711)

#8: I´m appalled at your post! I don´t want that idiot back in my state! (a bit of sarcasm in my reply -- not really appalled)

Let him go to California and he can spout off all he wants about same-sex this or that.

I wish I could deport him from Texas.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/24/2013 3:56:59 PM     (No. 9241722)

Nicole Wallace this morning on FOX NEWS SUNDAY and now reading these words of Karl Rove, how can anyone not realize the GOP is a losing proposition. The ugly truth is continuing to be unveiled. They don´t even hide the fact they are giving up on conservatism. I am glad that this has become so clear well before 2014 and 2016.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fritzilou, 3/24/2013 4:02:45 PM     (No. 9241725)

I would thank you Mr Rove not to speak for the rest of us.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: flatwater, 3/24/2013 4:10:03 PM     (No. 9241733)

I could see myself going fishing instead of voting.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 3/24/2013 4:10:33 PM     (No. 9241734)

Mr. Rove, fine, you´re gay ..but stop deciding for anyone but yourself.

You´re obviously paving the road for JEB Bush...ain´t gonna happen. We don´t trust them...Either!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 3/24/2013 4:26:13 PM     (No. 9241744)

I wish Rove would just go marry himself.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MissMann, 3/24/2013 4:53:46 PM     (No. 9241772)

Why doesn´t the government get out of the relationship business altogether? It really is none of their business.

If two people want to enter a legal contract, there are other avenues. If it is sacred vows they want to take, then that belongs to a church. let them decide who they allow to make them. I really don´t get why the two have to be the same.

I´m with #5: this is an issue that affects fewer than 2% of our population and it is a deal breaker for both sides? Outrageous. Find a way around it and let´s get back to work on what really matters.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/24/2013 5:03:47 PM     (No. 9241778)

#7 is correct. The SC will affirm gay marriage later this year. Don`t think for a moment the GOP doesn`t want this to happen. They would be more than happy for the gay marriage issue to be off the table next year for the midterm election cycle. It would be one less blockbuster issue for them to contend with.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 3/24/2013 5:03:53 PM     (No. 9241779)

I agree that the federal government needs to get out of the marriage business and leave it to the states. My real concern with this is that eventually we will have the feds telling churches that they must marry people, regardless of sexual preference. Don´t think it can happen? Take a look at the birth control mandate.
The libs couldn´t care less about marriage or gays or gays getting married. It´s about taking control by tearing down our beliefs.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: franq, 3/24/2013 5:15:12 PM     (No. 9241789)

I respect #5´s opinions, though I don´t embrace them. The major flaw in his thinking is that caving on the social issues will not buy the GOP elections, nor will it solve our fiscal disaster. So it´s a lose-lose proposition.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: HaraldBluetooth, 3/24/2013 5:19:46 PM     (No. 9241791)

I could see a new party forming in 2016.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 3/24/2013 5:20:20 PM     (No. 9241792)

#23, I am not saying we should cave on social issues. I am saying that we should concentrate on basics:

1. fiscal responsibility
2. strong military
3. lower taxes
4. less regulation
5. smaller government
6. secure borders
7. energy independence

Social issues are a distraction for the right, a sword *and* a shield to the left.

Repeat: don´t play their game.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dman, 3/24/2013 5:24:10 PM     (No. 9241795)

So can several of us, Karl. That´s the problem.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: billp, 3/24/2013 5:28:56 PM     (No. 9241802)

#5, it´s a matter of principle. What you and some others here may not realize is, this was a purposeful poke-in-the eye at cultural-conservatives. We don´t require strict adhesion to our particular values, but we don´t find it very endearing to be so dis-respected by those at the top of the Republican party. The Republican party has decided they no longer represent me. So now the question is, just who do they represent? What they have done is proven that there is no conservative principle that they´d stand up for and, you fiscal conservatives, are you really sure they represent you, because I´ve seen little evidence of it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 3/24/2013 5:29:37 PM     (No. 9241804)

The bible advises that Those who God has joined together can not be separated by man so the opposite is also true those joined by man only have no standing with God.
No man made church law can convey that God joining and if God joins the man and woman together no church can deny them.The place of marriage is not important.
Government interference can only convey meaningless words so let the fools dance on the pin heads of their own folly.
Senator Portman is only making a fool of himself by his sudden conversion to legalize his son via an empty law.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: plumnellie, 3/24/2013 5:32:03 PM     (No. 9241805)

#27 I agree.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Gretchen, 3/24/2013 5:54:33 PM     (No. 9241826)

Let the GOP marry the Donkeys. They will find the union less sexy than they thought.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: runningdoc, 3/24/2013 6:06:31 PM     (No. 9241842)

This is the end of Karl Rove´s influence in the Republican Party. Or, It is the end of the Republican Party. I got a call today from Reince Peibus saying I made a pledge last April (which I did not) and that they would like to collect it. The lake of fire will freeze over before I give another dime to the idiots who currently think they are running the Republican Party. I have stoically supported 2 Republican moderates because I did not want my grandchildren to bear the burden of Obama´s excess. But, no more. not another dime. Go ahead guys, support every evil thing that liberals want. Welcome to the Whigs!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Tom kilbride, 3/24/2013 6:07:51 PM     (No. 9241844)

Is "same-sex marriage" a euphemism for homo-marriage, or do THEY want any person to be able to marry any other person?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: lavalette, 3/24/2013 6:42:26 PM     (No. 9241875)

There are two ways to concentrate on economic issues rather than social issues:

1. Take a firm unwavering simple stand on social issues and ask "next question."

2. Waffle and evade and make excuses on social issues and beg the reporter to ask you something else.

Now which one of those do you think will work? Which approach do the Democrats take?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: yuban, 3/24/2013 6:47:57 PM     (No. 9241883)

Another hit piece on Conservatives. Yet another Moderate telling me how things are or should be. Yawn.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: chumley, 3/24/2013 6:51:42 PM     (No. 9241886)

Go away Rove. Even herpes goes away once in a while.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 3/24/2013 6:59:51 PM     (No. 9241896)

I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again.

Words! Words! Words! “Marriage” is already taken. It’s been taken for centuries. Simply put, it signifies a relationship between a male and a female human being. Is there a critical shortage of words which makes redefining the word “marriage” necessary? Not at all! We’ve got words comin’ out our lexicon by the millions. “Gay” once meant merry, happy, joyous, lighthearted, etc. Now it hardly ever means that. Now it mostly means homosexual, thanks to the aggressive, never-leave-well-enough-alone crowd. And now they want to appropriate “marriage” as well. What’s wrong with Civil Union? Or Social Relationship? Or Legal Liaison? Given the time and motivation, I’m sure they could come up with several dozen more. “Marriage” is already taken. It’s not the end of the world. For cryin’ out loud, deal with it!



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Laurie, 3/24/2013 7:29:16 PM     (No. 9241930)

If there were no tax, employment benefit, insurance or other financial consequences this would be a moot issue. I am VERY conservative but don´t give a rip what people are doing in their bedrooms. Is it my business whether they sin or not? Let God sort that out.

In the meantime, get the government and other legal status kinds of issues out of the bedroom. It´s not the government´s business either.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: LanieLou, 3/24/2013 7:42:21 PM     (No. 9241944)

Why not? The GOP leadership is dominated by Proud Progressives like McCain.

It doesn´t matter. As Maxine Waters brags to her constituents , they have The List & will never lose an election.

OFA has the SS database & votes for The People... with help from progressive pals who program voting machines.

It´s over, folks... Tragic & sad, really.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 3/24/2013 8:31:18 PM     (No. 9241969)

If anyone would bother to read the entire story ,
Rove also said he could see the USSC giving the power
to the states to let the voters decide.
He was discussing hypotheticals.
The right wing frenzy to " get " Karl Rove is mind boggling.
Rove has become Enemy # 1 because his
associate , Stephen Law told the NYT,
that Republicans have to nominate the
best candidates to defeat Democrats.
FTA- " Rove also said that he could easily see the justices opting to give the power to decide to the states,
citing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s criticism of
Roe v. Wade that the Court
should not have imposed one national view.
He saw the potential for a 6-3 decision from the justices on granting it to the states,
and even projected as high as 8-1."

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Reply 39 - Posted by: bmw50, 3/24/2013 9:09:09 PM     (No. 9242001)

This is exactly what is wrong with America... political leaders who believe they can determine what is right and wrong based on what the people want; people whose opinions have been manipulated by the media and marketing.
GOD determines what is right and what is wrong; we don´t. That has NEVER changed and it will NEVER change. Anything less that GOD´s standards are destructive to mankind.
Homosexuality is a sin, it always was, always will be. No political leader can change it. It is destructive to humanity, destructive to marriage, to family to children, to the culture and to the individual.
When man sets the moral standards for society, the society will self destruct. And we wonder why this nation is going down the tubes.
True social conservatives understand this and will not waver, the rest will.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: noproblems, 3/24/2013 9:34:58 PM     (No. 9242020)

interesting comments

there is no way on god´s green earth that the republican party will put another president into office if the etablishment/country club/bush folks continue to be allowed to be part of the leadership of this party

i think this party has destroyed itself since Bush SR.

Lincoln was the first president of a new republican party that was created because of the waivering of the Whigs on slavery.

Maybe history will be kind to us and in 2016 we will see the first president of a new party

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Reply 41 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 3/24/2013 9:54:17 PM     (No. 9242038)

I agree with every word of #39´s post. I also agree with Rove because I can also see the GOP candidate supporting same-sex marriage in 2016. I´m sure every potential candidate is trying to figure out how to beat the Dems. That said, I am not for same-sex marriage, but can see it happening because of the way our country is these days.

Did it say anywhere in the article that Rove is for same-sex marriage or wants a candidate who is? No, but look at the posters who, in their hatred of Rove and "establishment" Republicans, jumped to that conclusion.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: BarryNo, 3/24/2013 10:16:39 PM     (No. 9242053)

Karl...

Enough is enough. I don´t see myself voting for a candidate that supports same sex marriage. I know many other conservatives who feel the same way.

I think that poll everyone is holding up is a paid for pile of liberal crock. You want Republicans to lose? Fine. I´ll follow those who run as conservatives, and I bet we´ll beat Obama and his little horde of Facist-Social, Hitler wanna-bes.

And the Republicans can be resigned to the dust-heap of history.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 3/24/2013 11:29:42 PM     (No. 9242104)

If you are five feet six inches tall, a court or law can´t make you a NBA basketball player. A 20/240 visioned person with bad depth perception can´t be mandated an airline pilot. So, how in the name of heaven to men or two women be man and wife?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: GoodGrief, 3/24/2013 11:31:23 PM     (No. 9242106)

...TWO men or women...

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Reply 45 - Posted by: bubber, 3/25/2013 12:51:30 AM     (No. 9242136)

Mike is right...What are our prorates?....

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Reply 46 - Posted by: kOok, 3/25/2013 1:56:01 AM     (No. 9242166)

There are legions of us unread, troglodyte, knuckle dragging Christians that will NEVER vote for a pro-homo marriage candidate. Got that? NEVER! Same for abortion. You think we don´t ´get it´, that we´re stupid and don´t have our ´priorities´ right. I´ve got news for all of you, from RINOs to Donks, we get it, we just answer to a power much higher than any president. You think a trillion dollar deficit next year is bad? $222 Trillion in unfunded mandates over the next half century? Try a deficit of principle five minutes after your last breath, and what you will be contemplating 1000 years from now. It will not be money, I assure you. So, build your so-called ´conservative´ empire on the bones of babies and the disgusting habits of perverts, you will NEVER get my vote or a penny of my money if you roll out such a candidate. Now, somebody put Karl Rove out of everyone elses´ misery and go find some candidates we CAN vote for.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/25/2013 2:29:17 AM     (No. 9242178)

Zurich Mike is entirely right - the country is getting more bankrupt by the day becayuse we have corrupt and inept politicians with their hands in the cookie jar and their eyes turned the other way. Social issues are non runners and are only put out by the marxist/socialists to divert your attention in a dvisive squabble rather than being focussed on our huge money and regulations troubles. Don´t let them play you like that.Not now.That´s the kind of stuff you address when times are good, not when trying to keep your head above water.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: LaVallette, 3/25/2013 3:48:30 AM     (No. 9242215)

"My soul and intellectual integrity for political power". Faust made a similar bargain and look what happened to him.

We are being force by the Progressives to legally accept what seriously contradicts and offends against the natural design, the laws of biology and of anatomy. And it is the opponents of the gay lifestyle and gay marriage that are called troglodytic denialists of science. The Brave New World of doublethink is here

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Reply 49 - Posted by: tisHimself, 3/25/2013 7:19:22 AM     (No. 9242315)



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Reply 50 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 3/26/2013 12:27:45 PM     (No. 9244819)

I wish Photoonist were here...I rely miss seeing his opinions.

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Time, by Alex Altman    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/16/2014 1:12:47 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has launched an unprecedented effort to defend vulnerable pro-business incumbents in Republican primaries this year, is enlisting a big gun to boost its favored candidate in Idaho. In a new Chamber ad, former presidential nominee Mitt Romney touts his support of Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson, an establishment Republican facing a difficult May 20 primary. Romney endorsed Simpson last year, but this is his first foray into television ads in the 2014 cycle. “You can take it from me,” Romney says in the spot. “The conservative choice for Congress is Mike Simpson.”

Ed Gillespie´s Dark Secret
Politico, by Ben Pershing    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/16/2014 12:40:57 PM     Post Reply
Virginians: Before you go to the polls in November to elect a U.S. senator, there is a very real and terrifying fact you simply must know about Ed Gillespie. No, it’s not that he’s a former lobbyist (though he is). Or that he worked in George W. Bush’s White House (he did), ran the Republican National Committee (that too) and has said he was “torn” between rooting for the Redskins and the Eagles (shudder). It’s far more sinister than that. He’s from New Jersey. Sure, Gillespie has lived for more than two decades in Virginia’s Fairfax County, where he’s raised a family, gone

Iowa poll shows Jeb Bush
near front of GOP field
Tampa Bay Times, by Alex Leary    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/16/2014 7:12:55 AM     Post Reply
Loras College (Iowa) Poll for potential 2016 potential candidates. Mike Huckabee---14.7 percent Jeb Bush---10.7 percent Rand Paul---8.5 percent Paul Ryan---8.3 percent Chris Christie---8.0 percent Ted Cruz---6.2 percent Marco Rubio---4.7 percent Rick Santorum---4.7 percent Scott Walker---4.7 percent Rick Perry---3.0 percent John Kasich---0.7 percent Other---0.7 percent Undecided---23.8 percent "The inaugural Loras College Poll surveyed 600 likely Iowa GOP primary voters, creating a 4 percent margin of error. The survey was conducted April 7-8, 2014 using telephone interviews, including both landlines and cell phones.

Donors return to Crossroads,
give $5m in March
Associated Press, by Philip Elliott    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/15/2014 6:30:37 AM     Post Reply
After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday. The GOP establishment´s favorite super PAC raised almost $5.2 million last month and had more than $6.3 million in the bank as of March 31, according to the report summary. That cash will be used as the outside group tries to help Republicans pick up the six seats they need to win control of the Senate. American Crossroads has been running ads supporting establishment GOP candidates



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Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
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Students Demand Acknowledgement of
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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
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

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Michelle Obama Riverdances
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
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Pelosi assists in Holy Week
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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
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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.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
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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?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
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Glen Campbell has been
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People Magazine, by Gilliam Telling    Original Article
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Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:33:53 AM     Post Reply
The first step is admitting… It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.(Snip)So…no definitive successes and some clear-cut failures. And that’s the generous New York Times assessment. The Democrat fantasy story about Mrs. Clinton paints her as strong and accomplished on her own. In reality, this is a woman who is professionally defined almost entirely by two men in her life, both of whom happen to have

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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