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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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he 2014 election season dawns, with 2016 closing close behind that. Make book that before both are over, the most quoted or cited person in Republican campaigns — and not infrequently in Democrat campaigns as well — will be Ronald Reagan. There is a reason for this, as Reagan biographer — and American Spectator contributor — Paul Kengor notes in his newest Reagan book 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. In addition to being a prolific Reagan scholar, Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College and the executive director of the college’s Center for Vision & Values. Why is

Why a Sebelius Senate Run
Could Help Republicans
National Journal, by Sarah Mimms    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/17/2014 6:53:38 AM     Post Reply
With jobs and the economy a given, Republicans are working to turn the 2014 elections into an argument over the Affordable Care Act. And that message could be helped by a high-profile Senate race in Kansas against the very woman who oversaw the law´s disastrous rollout. Some Democrats are asking outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to challenge her home state senator, Republican Pat Roberts, in the fall, the The New York Times reported Wednesday. Nominating Sebelius, a potentially serious contender in the state, would force national Republicans to spend money in Kansas, pulling away funds that could help them

Jeb Bush’s optimism school
Washingotn Post, by E.J. Dionne JR    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/17/2014 12:09:38 AM     Post Reply
The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going. The party’s hope deficit helps explain why there’s a boomlet for Jeb Bush, a man who dares to use the word “love” in a paragraph about illegal immigrants. The flurry doesn’t mean that the former Florida governor is even running for president, let alone that he can win. But Bush is being taken seriously because his approach to politics is so different from what’s on offer

Hillary Clinton’s top 2016 worry
is ‘Obama’s economy’
New York Post, by Charles Gasparino    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/16/2014 11:56:10 PM     Post Reply
If Hillary Clinton runs for president, she’ll be getting a lot of help from Wall Street. But her friends and confidants there tell me she truly hasn’t decided yet. So why is she hesitating? The big reason, according to these sources, has to do with the dude who occupies the Oval Office now. Barack Obama’s rapidly disintegrating presidency — and the chance it will get even worse — is Clinton’s top worry these days as she weighs whether she’ll run, and can win, in 2016, these folks say.

Jeb Bush’s wife, family
issues key to 2016
Politico, by Katie Glueck    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/16/2014 1:22:07 PM     Post Reply
If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he’ll have to defend his family’s controversial political name. But more immediate family concerns might keep him from running at all.Republican donors and operatives are chattering about Bush’s publicity-shy wife, so worried she isn’t on board with a 2016 White House run that they’re urging people in the family’s orbit to make the case. Columba Bush has long been deeply averse to the spotlight, especially after an embarrassing encounter with U.S. Customs while her husband was still in office.



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

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

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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

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

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

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

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

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

Western lawmakers gather in Utah
to talk federal land takeover

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Salt Lake Tribune [UT], by Kristen Moulton    Original Article
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It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday. More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds. "It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now." Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including

What Really Happened at the Bay of Pigs
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Townhall, by Humberto Fontova    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/19/2014 8:41:20 AM     Post Reply
(You always hear and read of a “fiasco,” a “defeat” a “disaster” at the Bay of Pigs, 53 years ago this week. But you rarely hear about the cause. Here it is.) "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea´s Heartbreak Ridge. But


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