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Obama´s Army Outmaneuvered by the NRA
NationalJournal, by Beth Rinehard

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Posted By:FlyRight, 4/10/2013 7:18:37 AM

Although the first votes on gun -control legislation have yet to be cast, by some measures the National Rifle Association has already won. Obama’s ambitious plans to ban assault weapons and limit magazine capacities are off the table, while the NRA suggested it could support the most likely outcome -- expanded background checks -- as recently as 1999. The NRA claims that the president’s efforts have triggered a fundraising surge and boosted its membership from 4 million to nearly 5 million.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: privateer, 4/10/2013 7:36:07 AM     (No. 9268076)

I always wondered how King Hussein would choose the Ayers´ 25 million. Here are the first five.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 4/10/2013 7:37:42 AM     (No. 9268079)

Since its not over until it is over, let´s keep the pressure on Congress, lest they or get their oath or the contents o the Constitution. Words have meaning. Ideas have consequences

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ocjim, 4/10/2013 7:59:04 AM     (No. 9268123)

Like the muzzies, Obama respects only power, in this case political power which the NRA has in spades.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 4/10/2013 8:10:09 AM     (No. 9268147)

Is there a Democrat alive who has not butted heads with the NRA publically and got his skull caved in? They never learn. When the latest bash is over, I predict they will return to their old tactics of trying to subvert the NRA from the inside.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lt782, 4/10/2013 8:17:50 AM     (No. 9268153)

Biden, in his infantile behavior and speech mode, help us immensely. I am changing the paint scheme on my black helicopter.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kate318, 4/10/2013 8:33:21 AM     (No. 9268188)

In my younger, liberal days, I was horrified by the NRA. Now, I thank God everyday for them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: janjan, 4/10/2013 8:51:40 AM     (No. 9268219)

It doesn´t matter what LaPierre or the NRA thinks. It doesn´t matter what the polls say. The Constitution matters.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dagger, 4/10/2013 8:53:48 AM     (No. 9268223)

Bam learns a basic lesson : What do you bring to a gun fight? a gun ! What else to you bring? friends with guns! Let´s hope we keep teaching the lesson.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/10/2013 8:53:49 AM     (No. 9268224)

LaPierre is doing a fine job and I am very happy with him.
When your own government is attempting to steal your Constitutional Rights, I expect a loud pushback.
A bunch of politicians temporarily holding office cannot take away Constitutional rights.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 4/10/2013 9:09:51 AM     (No. 9268242)

I let my socialist/fascist Senator, Pryor, know exactly how I felt on these issues. He is up for reelection in ´14 and he is the only congressional Democrat left in the state. He definitely will be running against his record (Obambicare which is hated). This is a major issue and if he votes in any way shape or form that appears to sort any of the gun grabbing propositions, he´s toast. that said, he is such a dimwit follower that he will follow Blank Lincoln over the cliff and vote for whatever Reid tells him to vote for.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 4/10/2013 9:15:30 AM     (No. 9268249)

Proposing trained, armed security in schools is not vitriol.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Opsimath, 4/10/2013 9:22:38 AM     (No. 9268262)

I am quite impressed with the 5 million number if you stop to consider that each membership represents a household. Average 2-4 people per household, the numbers become impressive.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 4/10/2013 9:23:59 AM     (No. 9268267)

A back-handed article... whose point about the NRA membership was the significant increase in such a brief few months... and that a majority of Americans understand the importance and necessity of our Second Amendment...

LaPierre speaks truth. Disrespect it at your peril.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Mazeman, 4/10/2013 9:32:55 AM     (No. 9268291)

#7 "I´m not convinced that his vitriol is even the majority view within the NRA."

You´re right. A lot of NRA members (and many Americans who choose not to join) are unhappy because they feel the NRA isn´t *tough enough*. Trust me on this.

The 2nd amendment is pretty clear cut, and shout NOT be compromised.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: William1, 4/10/2013 9:38:07 AM     (No. 9268300)

Darn! I forgot to put out the no-pest strip on the website today.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dadof4, 4/10/2013 9:40:45 AM     (No. 9268304)

I have been an NRA member for years and, though I am proud of their work to defend the 2nd Amendment, this fight is not over .... not even close!

Liberals will accept small, incremental encroachments on our liberties in the short-run knowing such moves will aggregate to their ultimate goals in the long-run.

Universal background checks, which reportedly has bi-partisan support, is an initial step to creating a list of all gun purchasers. Then, with such a list .......

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Clinger, 4/10/2013 9:56:01 AM     (No. 9268323)

I wonder how many hard core leftist radicals there are, not just the ignorant who are subject to cool sounding promises of unicorns and rainbows for all.

Our entire country has been redirected by them, I suspect they may be less that 5 mil, but they control over 150 mil dedicated sheep and thus the entire country.

NRA Life member still clinging on.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: joew9, 4/10/2013 10:10:34 AM     (No. 9268347)

The NRA doesn´t have much money compared to the other lobbying groups. Their campaign contributions are a drop in the bucket. What they have on their side is that a very large portion of Americans believe you should have the right of self protection. Advocates for that right are going to be a formidable foe even with no money.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: NYbob, 4/10/2013 10:23:45 AM     (No. 9268378)

More power to them #7. If they can deflect the neocommunists from shredding the 2nd amendment, great. Someone in the NRA ought to be smart enough to promote Suzanna Huff and people like her who have the kind of personal experience every American can relate to, gun haters included. The NRA can work the halls of power AND focus on the brainwashing media. A media that floods the airwaves with gun porn violence and at the same time gives every gun grabber unlimited, unchallenged airtime. Get some coverage of the ex Cuban who educated the committee he testified before about Americans ignoring the freedoms they never lost.

On the other hand, there is a natural law that says if a population is too stupid to survive, they won´t.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: baldguy, 4/10/2013 10:34:24 AM     (No. 9268393)

this is fun to watch...Common Sense vs. the idiots. You´ve got Texas who wants to arm any teacher who wants to responsibly carry and thus stop any nut job who wants to do harm in a school, or you have the left who thinks while the nut job is re-loading (hooray we´ve limited him to only 10 rounds vs. 30) then the kids can run away. Why do we want 10 dead kids?? There is a talk show host who says "The arguments on this program cannot be broken"....amen.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 4/10/2013 10:40:26 AM     (No. 9268414)

LaPierre has been Exec Director of the NRA for as long as I can remember--even during the "Heston years". Someone is talking thru his elongated ears--kind of like a Congresswoman who thinks magazines are "ammunition"...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/10/2013 10:49:12 AM     (No. 9268435)

This issue will never be over.

The princes of power legalized the horrifying murder of children. Called it abortion. A woman´s right

You really think they´ll ever stop coming for our guns?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Gallo3, 4/10/2013 11:13:25 AM     (No. 9268498)

#18, RE: The Stalinist Cadre-Bill Ayers et al- at the rotting heart of Liberalism probably consists of no more than a few hundred people. Few thousands at most. The community organizers and activists and union goons bent on bringing Communism to America.
150 million doo-dah money recipients, bunny hugger and unicorn lovers are their stooges, electing them over and over.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Butch59, 4/10/2013 11:28:50 AM     (No. 9268537)

The dims keep throwing out this number of 90% of Americans support background checks. Now, I would like to ask, just how is their poll question written? What does the background check comprise of? Just what information is going to be gathered about the prospective purchaser and who is going to safeguard it? If a person passes a background check, is there any real reason to keep that information anyway? What are you going to do with it.

If you want background checks, fine. But have an iron clad REQUIREMENT that all information has to be immediately destroyed. After all, one the buy has been made, of what use is that info?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: octrojan, 4/10/2013 11:33:31 AM     (No. 9268550)

Really, #8? The Constitution is the only thing that matters? You been in a cave the last several years?

I don´t want to have to rely on Justice Roberts to protect my rights; I´d prefer to have harmful legislation cut off at the pass.

But the hysteria over the NRA on the Left is misplaced. The only reason the NRA "wins" is because the vast majority of Americans support the 2nd Amendment.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nevernaught, 4/10/2013 11:58:00 AM     (No. 9268606)

There are already reports out there today that the Senate has agreed on background checks. Leave it to those Senate Republicans who agree to anything to take an issue off the table. Thank goodness for the House to normally keep them somewhat honest.

Tell you what... include background checking for Illegal Democrats in the bill for deportation purposes (after all, they are criminals already), and escort them out of the country. Let Holder supply them with guns down South and export him too.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: janjan, 4/10/2013 12:41:41 PM     (No. 9268720)

lol #8. Have I been in a cave? Hardly. Let me rephrase, Obama wants to make this about the NRA and the poll numbers. It isn´t about that.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TXspyder, 4/10/2013 1:04:41 PM     (No. 9268793)

Hey George Soros, yeah you #7. Read this!

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=730547

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Clinger, 4/10/2013 1:27:32 PM     (No. 9268842)

#24, That´s very much the way I see it and as long as we presume them to be more than they are, they keep their stranglehold. That´s also why I wouldn´t underestimate 5 million member organization, albeit one constrained by doing things within the constraints of classic American values not the least of which is truth.

We must get over our fear of being un-cool and accept that slander and ridicule are par for the course. I also don´t suggest that we can win by abandoning the values we fight for so it remains an "unfair" fight.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: typhoon, 4/10/2013 1:36:39 PM     (No. 9268863)

#7, I am a life-time member of the NRA: until you get a clue, your opinions mean nothing to me.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: texaspast, 4/10/2013 2:30:29 PM     (No. 9268965)

Let me tell you of something that happened to me just last night. I was teaching a college class in a ´satellite campus´ located in a converted Sears store near downtown in a small city in East Texas. There were about 25 women in this class. A guy followed one of the women into class (she is pregnant) and just sat down in the middle of the class. I asked him what class he thinks he is in, and he said he was looking for the Theology class (there isn´t one of those, of course). He is obiously ´homeless´ and not all there. I told him he had to leave immediately and the security guard down the hall would help him find whatever class he was looking for. He proceeded to walk all the way around the class coming to the front of the class, walked by me and all the way up the aisle to the door. My only worry was the possibility of being caught in the crossfire, because at least 3 of the women had their hands in their purses on their handguns. I don´t need to carry in my classes. I´d estimate that 25% of the students taking my classes have their CCL and I´m perfectly happy to have them come to class packing. They´ll make fine NRA members.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Gretchen, 4/10/2013 3:31:11 PM     (No. 9269077)

Does anyone...anyone...believe a word that comes from the media? That 90% poll has been floated out there relentlessly for weeks now. It´s laughable. The low info voters know it isn´t true because even they believe in the freedom to protect yourself. It´s the ignorant elites in academia and their muddle-headed students who are for gun control. Bobble heads for Obama and anything he says. Again, laughable.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: kate318, 4/10/2013 3:42:41 PM     (No. 9269097)

Sigh, where´s Glenn Close when you need her? #7, you may not be impressed by 5 million NRA members, but by all conservative estimates there are at least 20 million gun owners in the United States. That´s the largest standing army anywhere on the planet. I find that pretty impressive and that fact gives me a great deal of comfort in these dark days of tyranny. Proud to be one of them. Molon Labe.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Marzon, 4/10/2013 4:18:39 PM     (No. 9269163)

Beware of articles like this coming out now. They are trying to lull 2nd ammendment supporters into believeing this battle is as good as won for now, but it is not. And never underestimate the ability of the Republicans to cave under bad publicity (something the NRA never does by the way).

Other signs of the disinformation campaign and the continued alynskyite attempts to turn law abiding gun owner into the new smokers:

The constant use of the sinister sounding term "gun trafficking" without ever defining what it means. They are using it now as a synonym for simply buying and selling guns. The idea is to plant the association between gun "trafficking" and drug trafficking in the minds of the lo fos.

The contstant repetition of the ridiculous poll number that 90% support "comprehensive background checks" (without ever giving poll details) to cement the idea that those who oppose gun registration are a small minority of extremists who should be marginalized

Numerous articles stating gun ownership rates are down and therefore the huge increase in gun sales is due to gun rights "extremists" stockpiling. Spending 10 minutes in any gun shop will disprove that lie. Most of the clerks are busy discussing the basics of gun ownership with people who have obviously never owned or shot a gun before. They never mention that it may just be that fewer poll respondents are willing to admit owning a gun, either because the plan to paint gun owners as freaks outside the mainstream is working, or because those who own guns realize the fewer people who know that the better as the ramp up of gun owner hate and the demands for confiscation continues.

Oh, and I wish the rabbit would get back in its hole in the ground.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: 4LadyK, 4/10/2013 9:05:31 PM     (No. 9269537)

I just gave them money and will continue to do so. Same with FOTF Action, ACLJ, and CNS news. We need to strongly support these people who are fighting for us! Please give.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Republic Can, 4/10/2013 9:10:06 PM     (No. 9269543)

Well here in southern Maryland (North South Carolina for those who don´t live here) the retailer Target is demanding to not only see your drivers license to buy a Bic lighter; they want to SCAN it.

And people let them.

sheesh

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mike22, 4/10/2013 10:32:01 PM     (No. 9269642)



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Reply 38 - Posted by: mike22, 4/10/2013 11:01:48 PM     (No. 9269674)

Hmm

"The NRA may be loud, but LaPierre is a fool if he thinks that his views are the majority views in this country. I´m not convinced that his vitriol is even the majority view within the NRA."

Vitriol, really?

In recent polls 54+ percent of those polled said they support the NRA which would translate to 162 million supporters of the NRA.

A recent CBS poll showed 74 percent in favor of LaPierre´s proposal for armed guards in schools which would be 222 million out of the hypothetical 300 million.

A recent major poll of police officers reported 80+ percent were in favor of armed guards in schools. Seems like some solid majorities in LaPierre´s corner.

If you want to find some stalwart opponents of any and all gun control measures you could research the organization "Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership". They seem to feel they have 6 million good reasons for their unyielding stance.

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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

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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

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

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

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

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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