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Why Aren’t More People
Repelled by the Left?

Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/14/2013 6:12:20 AM

Here is something I don’t understand: liberals are often revealed as vile, vulgar hatemongers–not all of them, of course, but far too many–yet they never seem to pay a penalty at the polls. Why is that? Margaret Thatcher’s death has been the latest occasion for the Left to show its true stripes. All across the U.K., there have been demonstrations–vulgar at best, and violent at worst. In Bristol, lefties celebrating a Thatcher “death street party” started fires, destroyed property and battled police: This evening in Trafalgar Square, liberals have turned out for a long-planned celebration of Thatcher’s death:

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/14/2013 6:19:34 AM     (No. 9274437)

Libtards have infested themselves everywhere and use their hate mongering, racial baiting and outright lies as influence for the low information voter who wants more and more freebies off the worker backs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 4/14/2013 6:41:41 AM     (No. 9274455)

Because the Left has owned the vocabulary for decades: a homeless man is an ´´urban outdoorsman´´; change of seasons is now ´´climate change´´; entitlements are ´´rights´´; Caucasians have become ´´racists´´; Christians are ´´intolerant homophobes´´; and babies are ´´fetuses´´ (see also: ´´choice´´.)

Charming buncha people.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lilo, 4/14/2013 7:12:59 AM     (No. 9274473)

Alinsky media.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kayworthy, 4/14/2013 7:23:54 AM     (No. 9274487)

Like Occupy Wall Streeters and embassay protesters these people are mindless flash mobbers with no clear idea why they assemble. Just the thought of hating something draws them out. We all know it´s a mental illness.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 4/14/2013 7:32:51 AM     (No. 9274498)

When I was a young woman in the late 60´s early 70´s, I worked in Boston. Up until then, most of my info about the hippies was from the tv/newspaper and I thought little of them. But taking a lunch break in Boston, I frequently encountered these people on my walks around the city. First the stench, then you heard the chants or they actually tried to engage you in dialogue. You realized they were filthy, hateful, stupid people who littered our sidewalks and interfered with people working hard trying to earn a living. The dregs of society. Now they teach in our schools.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: avidyananda, 4/14/2013 7:39:07 AM     (No. 9274505)

It´s because the left rejects God, or hates God, or misrepresents God and His ideals if they want to invoke God for their causes. Without God there is evil.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: object_distance, 4/14/2013 7:47:22 AM     (No. 9274510)

Another amazing thing about this topic is how liberals don´t see that their ugliness and hate will ultimately turn back on them. They are useful and part of the "in group" one minute and the next minute expendable because of a new random hatred. The value in this mindset is merely momentary and subject to the next perceived slight.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche, 4/14/2013 7:53:49 AM     (No. 9274517)

The left couldn´t exist without a cartoon image of their opponents...us. They only act the way they do as a response to how awful we are. As Tammy Bruce says, not only are they not smarter than us, there´s something wrong with them.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 4/14/2013 7:55:30 AM     (No. 9274518)

Yes, #6. Also, the average left-leaning Lo Fo individual has been taught to always hold something or someone else accountable for the bad decisions an individual may make. It´s the victim thing. There always has to be a victim. Why dont more people reject the left-leaning way? Look at the big picture. The schools have become liberal indoctrination centers. This has fostered an indoctrinating msm and gummint. Now the real answer. More people will repel the letie way, but only after their lives go through some serious hardship - no money, no job, no food, no energy, no communications. Once they realise they have been reduced to walking vegetables, they will wake up. Too many things about the left have become inbred. The repulsion of the left will have to begin at the pre-school age and carry forward through a generation. Indeed, belief by the Creator has been replaced by belief and obeyance to the State.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: uno, 4/14/2013 8:06:02 AM     (No. 9274531)

#9 - you got that right! The Left has been dumbing down a generation (or two) of kids in our schools by wielding steady pressure with the battle axe of White guilt while promoting and hansomly rewarding victimhood in a Politically Correct, feel-good campaign to fundamentally transform this country. Now with their Hood Ornament in the White House our economy has been wound down to the point where almost half is now made up of unemployed, barely aware, dope-smoking, self-absorbed, media-influenced, celebrity-obsessed, Food-Stamp wielding, Escalade driving, Kool-Aid drinking, government-dependent, entitlement rich, busted-azz, free-loading, Lo Fo Obamaphone zombies while enlisting the help of the ignorant, gullible, White guilt-ridden, Birkenstock-wearing, bottled-water-drinking, Politically Correct, Xanax-disabled, Valium-dependent, spineless Socialist Liberal lemmings and the two times stupid Obama-voting Honey Boo Boo union slugs who are simply out for their own! Much of our society has left worshipping God and the Golden Rule in the dust, something the Left adores because they want to be god!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pineledger, 4/14/2013 8:20:19 AM     (No. 9274543)

Trash is as trash does.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Janjan, 4/14/2013 8:23:51 AM     (No. 9274545)

Agree with #9 and #10 above. While we were busy raising families, working, and living our lives the left was hard at work taking over academia and spreading their immoral, hateful, intolerant message through every school and university in the country. Now we are facing the results.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bugger, 4/14/2013 8:34:49 AM     (No. 9274557)

Poster #2 reminds me of how long they have controlled the language to further their goals. When I was a child, we called people who didn´t work, were not responsible, and consequently ended up living in the streets "bums" or "vagrants". Almost all people living under these conditions do so by choice and are either alcoholics or druggies (usually both).

They were shunned by moral society. Changing the language to "homeless" was one small part of the quite successful drive to normalize and reward deviant and irresponsible behavior. Now we have millions of people living like leaches off the toil of others and treated sympathetically (somehow) as innocent victims.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: OperaBuff, 4/14/2013 8:43:16 AM     (No. 9274566)

More people aren´t repelled by the left because people who are seeking answers like the smell of a winner, and the left has been much more bold and fearless at their game than has the right. The right is cowed, the left is rampant today.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LZK, 4/14/2013 8:43:22 AM     (No. 9274567)

Across a crowded room -- one can spot the libturds quickly. They talk to loudly -- spout their ideology forcefully -- refuse to allow YOUR point of view -- and dismiss your credibility, i.e. they think they are better educated.....

I simply let them rant and smile and shake my head....

Let them make fools of themselves....

LZK

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BorninOKC, 4/14/2013 8:47:50 AM     (No. 9274574)

I understand, more than ever, how Communist parties outside the USSR changed their line to follow the latest word from Moscow AND how Germanns in their millions, presumably rational, cheered for the Fuhrer almost to the end.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: OhMy, 4/14/2013 8:53:24 AM     (No. 9274586)

To the authors question, why do the rest of us tolerate the childish tantrums of the left - they are vicious and dangerous and we must try to protect ourselves as best we can when they are in control. To the other question why is the left so vicious and dangerous? They are grown up children who have never experienced that they do not control their parents yet the parents love them and care for them. Hitler was a prime example of this. The first time he didn´t get his way was when he lost the second world war! Leftists security lies in controlling first their parents and later the government as their source of life. Anything they perceive as a threat to that they will fight with single minded passion.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: eoddad, 4/14/2013 8:55:43 AM     (No. 9274587)

I´m with you #6. Could not have said it better.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 4/14/2013 8:56:23 AM     (No. 9274590)

It´s pretty simple. The Left is envious of the Right. That´s why you see all of the vitriol from the Left. They seem steeped in schadenfreude towards the success of anyone on the right. Fortunately for them, anger turns into passion come election time and we get what we get. Hard to say if the Right will ever get enough people out to vote again. I fear we´re destined to become a nation of takers until the givers are out of cash.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: john56, 4/14/2013 9:18:22 AM     (No. 9274615)

Sadly, I have to deal with one of these types as family (a nephew). Last night we were at dinner.

Nice conversation until this MSNBC-addled non-working 25 year old starts on a diatribe about that idiot Senator Cruz.

Fortunately, that´s when the check arrived. And I left.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dolphin, 4/14/2013 9:26:27 AM     (No. 9274628)

#20 the proper response to your nephew is to say "Really????? You are SO smart. Do you think we should send ALL the conservatives who vote for him to some kind of prison so they can´t bother us?" Make him defend himself.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: stryker714, 4/14/2013 9:41:38 AM     (No. 9274645)

#6 you are correct. Look at these quotes from Lenin:

“Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism”

“Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever”

“Under socialism all will govern in turn and will soon become accustomed to no one governing.” (This reminds of how Obama is a do-nothing who does not really lead).

“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses” (sound familiar as in MSNBC perhaps?)

“When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.”

There are many more quotes comparable to Obama´s modus. It´s easy to see who/what Obama is using as Cliff Notes. It´s almost as good/accurate as being a fly on the wall in the White House.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: saucy, 4/14/2013 9:45:03 AM     (No. 9274652)

Perpetual adolescence...since the 60´s.

Read Diana West´s "Death of the Grownup"

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 4/14/2013 9:46:30 AM     (No. 9274655)

It´s mainly anger that drives these miscreants- free floating anger at their own lives, missed opportunities, hateful parents, futureless future. Bleakness is theirs. Acting out is their safety valve; having others do the same thing is a comfort to them. We will always have people like this amongst us.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 4/14/2013 9:52:39 AM     (No. 9274668)

It´s an interesting question, and the earlier posts contain a good deal of truth. I´d say there are four main reasons why they don´t suffer at the polls for their antics:

- the cultural and moral deterioration in our society. My guess is that for an increasing percentage of the population Democrat lies, anger and vulgarity reflect the way they deal with problems and disputes in their own lives. They see nothing exceptional in the Dem´s conduct. It´s another manifestation of the "new normal".

- The Dems are the party of the freebie, and people will tolerate and rationalize much if they´re convinced there is something in it for them. As we all know, "Ask not what your country can do for you..." would never resonate today.

- Friendly media, which never fail to frame issues to the libtards´ advantage and provide them with an uncritical megaphone.

- Weak and inconsistent GOP opposition. People will believe whatever is drummed into their heads most often, and the Dems have been able to badly tarnish the GOP brand. Plenty of people who don´t feel comfortable with the Dems vote for them anyway because, as far as they´re concerned, ANYTHING is better than a Republican.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: MickTurn, 4/14/2013 10:04:58 AM     (No. 9274684)

Visiting England back in 2006 it was amazing to me that everyone I talked to (and I wasn´t selecting friends that thought like me) thought conservative ideas should rule...but they were first in line to get their welfare/retirement etc. checks.

Not surprising, the whole country was a collection of Takers!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: JAN, 4/14/2013 10:11:36 AM     (No. 9274702)

Too many shiftless lazy people dependent upon the left.

They have no choice but to sit down and shut up.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: laotzu, 4/14/2013 10:42:30 AM     (No. 9274763)

The Left continues to draw the middle because the Left "pays" for that privilege through government largess.

The Right obsesses about the low-end, street level manifestation of that largess, but we never address the enormous role Government asserts over the high-functioning, suburban Middle and the Middle Class. They´re not going to bite the hand that feeds them or threatens them with the soft-fascism of government over-regulation.

The most common manifestation I see for this is the comment I so often read here, "I´m too busy earning a living to get active in politics." The Left never has that problem because the Left makes it´s living from Big Government. They don´t need to be productive citizens. They get a pass on economic and moral accountability at all levels because they make their living in the realm of the only institution that never has to account for itself morally or fiscally -- Big Government.

I have become convinced that the primary mission statement of every Constitutional Conservative´s must be -- Defund the Government. A massive reduction in federal spending is the only solution to the imbalance of political power and return to moral and economic sanity.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/14/2013 10:49:49 AM     (No. 9274785)

You think that the reaction in the UK to Lady Thatcher´s death is bad, just wait until Dick Cheney dies. I´m telling you, we haven´t seen anything yet when it comes to bad, rotten behavior from the left.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/14/2013 11:00:12 AM     (No. 9274800)

I can´t speak for the Brits, but in America it´s another "frog in boiling water" moment. If we start at a baseline of 1945, and assume the Soviets really did have a plan to undermine our society from within, I´d say they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. 1963 was a pivotal year for them, as was 1969 and 2008. In 2013 we find ourselves a completely alien society from our baseline. It´s been a hockey stick since 1969 and we are nowhere near the apex. We have an unabashed Communist Club in Congress, Communists in our Grade Schools and Universities, Communists in our Union Movements and a Radical Communist in the White House. Combine a feckless Republican opposition and a dumbed-down citizenry, it´s not a pretty picture. The water is roiling... soon to be at full boil.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chicodon, 4/14/2013 11:07:49 AM     (No. 9274818)

I should have added a Communist sympathizing MSM to my list.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/14/2013 11:13:52 AM     (No. 9274826)

It´s not evident to John Hinderaker because he is not a Believer.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: RancherJack, 4/14/2013 11:17:50 AM     (No. 9274836)

[Romans 1:24-32]

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/14/2013 11:52:23 AM     (No. 9274882)

The left is hateful because anyone they can´t fool must be intimidated and shut up.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Darling, 4/14/2013 12:10:04 PM     (No. 9274908)

There are too many shiftless, whiny liberal "victims." This past election showed us that the lazy excuse-makers outnumber the productive taxpayers. When there are more of them than there are of us, fear sets in. Imagine a flash mob times a million. That´s what it will be like if you take away what the non-productive majority feel they are entitled to.

The feeling that the troublemakers can get away with anything started when police stopped shooting looters during riots and national disasters.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: previouslyon24, 4/14/2013 12:18:51 PM     (No. 9274919)

What 28 says is as perfectly true as can be stated.


We conservatives are busy being responsible while the Left is growing because of the attraction not working & not worrying has for a growing dependent population. I got on our local school board to try to take on the Leftist vermin, but until there´s a majority of conservatives on these boards, the battle is impossible to win because of the tremendous momentum of government largesse. We´re tilting at wind mills as it were.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Catherine, 4/14/2013 12:52:13 PM     (No. 9274945)

People are repelled by them. Do we ever see any of this represented, fairly, in the media? Nope. Lefties will go anywhere to shut you up, too. Vulgarity. Anger. Filth. In the end, tho, all they do is parrot their party line so if you hang in there, they quickly lose the ability to ´discuss´ anything and resort to name calling. That´s when you know you´ve won.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: wsdiego, 4/14/2013 2:11:23 PM     (No. 9275021)

Lazy people don´t like to think for themselves! As Rush would say, mind num robots!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Avogadra, 4/14/2013 3:09:18 PM     (No. 9275093)

I´ve been thinking about this quite a bit recently. I think #32 has the answer. Three times it says God "gave them over"--to sexual impurity, to shameful lusts and to a depraved mind. It says their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. That is, they had been able to see what was right and wrong, but they became blind.

If you can´t see that the left is doing repellent things, you won´t be repelled by them. Unfortunately that describes more and more people in America today.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ebuilder, 4/14/2013 3:50:10 PM     (No. 9275139)

Because writers like Hinderaker write 2" deep stories like this, with headlines like this, and conclude "I don´t get it" -- so that everyone else can take the bait and fill in the blanks for what Hinderaker really, really knows. Write a better researched stoy, Mr. Jornalist. Perhaps if the people helping the Left overhthrow the country, too dumb to know the old boss from the new boss, were shown that they have a hand in treason and ruining the character of their brothers and sisters, maybe the Left would stop repelling. Not all repulsive people are evil. They do it for attention. Not all Evil people believe they are evil. But all the Evil people, or the spirits inside them, know Jesus is Lord, and tremble. Just a little more, Hinderaker. You can do it.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 4/14/2013 4:06:55 PM     (No. 9275155)

Our problem is ´Politeness´.

Being people of good will and clear conscience, we project that onto others.

Those who are desperate and lazy and greedy flock to the Dem Party because it assures it´d devotees that they would be wealthy were it not for the Captains of Capitalism who have robbed them blind.

Pure bunk.

But.....very marketable.

Conservatives tend to grant the benefit of the doubt to all who speak.

Progressives do not bear the considerable burden of politeness.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Burger, 4/14/2013 5:45:16 PM     (No. 9275239)

There are two problems. One, the public education system needs to be shut down. period. If you support public education and have your children in public education, you are part of the problem. Yank em out, SUE over your property taxes, and teach your children yourself. All we be better for it.
Number Two: the Big Problem. Democrats are the way they are because we let them. For decades the Moderates among us have demanded, DEMANDED, the GOP act more like the very people we do not want to be. The people in MY party who thought John McCain, or ANY senator for that matter would make a good president ARE the problem. The Democrats can be defeated easily. It is a shame the GOP is in to big of a hurry to be just like them. As a result, good people, like me, are fast losing interest in politics because NONE, and I do mean NONE of the Conservative Hard Work is ever, ever, ever rewarded. Moderates among us would rather make a deal with the Democrats as opposed to standing up to them and calling them out. Won´t get invited to the right parties you know. Meanwhile the Democrats would rather make a deal with Mexicans and Muslims before making a deal with their fellow countrymen. Don´t believe me? Who did AlGore sell his TV station to?
Clue up. Now.
Cheers.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: franq, 4/14/2013 6:11:08 PM     (No. 9275265)

$$$

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Japanorama, 4/14/2013 6:11:52 PM     (No. 9275266)

Because teachers unions have dumbed down generations of Americans.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ScrIbelus, 4/14/2013 6:30:01 PM     (No. 9275282)

Of course rational human beings are repelled by the lunatic left. But they are paralysed by fear. After all, the police and the armed forces are controlled by Obama´s evil agents.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: bmw50, 4/14/2013 10:55:19 PM     (No. 9275502)

It goes back to the Garden. Man is sinful by nature. Not wanting to do wrong all the time but live independent of God. Man tries to live without God because God demands man be responsible and accountable for his actions. That goes against man´s nature so man would rather live however he wants without judgment and without consequences; it´s how man defines liberty and freedom and it draws man away from God instead of towards Him.

Liberals offer people a non-judgmental, no consequences life, just what man wants, but definitely not what man needs. Also, it´s what links the media with liberals. The media needs people to live irresponsible lives so they can sell their products, programs, lifestyles and ideologies. The more irresponsible you are, the more they love it. Likewise, the more dependent you are of the government and the more mindless and thoughtless you are, the more the left loves it.

The enemy of the left and media is responsible people, people who live by truth, facts and learn from history and know there is consequences for one´s actions. Those people are usually the Godly and the Christian. Those people are the enemy of the media and now the enemy of the state. Those people are now in the minority.

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Hillary Clinton may end up deciding she wants to spend the 935 days until election 2016 making corporate speeches and spoiling her grandchild. Recent events have exposed weaknesses in Clinton’s supposedly impregnable armor, gaps through which a Democratic or Republican challenger could damage, perhaps even defeat her. The bad headlines to which she has been subjected are enough to make anyone—anyone who isn’t a Clinton—think twice about running for president. Look at the polls. This week’s Fox News poll has Clinton’s favorable rating at its lowest point in six years. She is at 49 percent favorable, 45 percent unfavorable—similar to her

Obama offers new insults,
then laments gridlock
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 5:09:52 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama used his Thursday press conference to diagnose Republicans as fear-mongering, spiteful, obstinate, petulant and obstructive, as he again declared mission-accomplished in his effort to put the nation’s health-care under government control. “I recognize that their party is going through the stages of grief — anger and denial and all that stuff — and we’re not at acceptance yet,” Obama told reporters, where he announced that his Obamacare network had claimed 8 million subscribers. Obama coupled his passive-voice diatribe with his more-in-sorrow-than-anger promise that he “would much prefer a constructive conversation with the Republicans about how do we get some

´Deeply Ashamed´ Ferry Captain
Among First to Abandon Ship
ABC News, by Joohee Cho & Dan Good    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:59:40 AM     Post Reply
The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing, is under investigation as a possible criminal and was one of the first people to escape the doomed vessel, Coast Guard officials said. Lee Joon-seok, 69, left the ferry on a lifeboat 32 minutes after reporting an accident, officials said. The captain appeared on Korean television today, his face covered by a gray hoodie. “I am really sorry and deeply ashamed,” he said, as he was being questioned at the Mokpo Coast Guard Office. It´s unclear which of his actions could be considered criminal.

CBO shows it’s Paul Ryan 4,
Obama 0 on budget targeting
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:54:22 AM     Post Reply
Soon after the tea party era began in Congress in 2011, President Obama and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan each released their budgets, proposing how much the government should tax and spend over the rest of the decade. Three years into that budget showdown, Mr. Ryan and his Republican colleagues are winning. Government spending has slowed, and Mr. Obama’s plans for higher taxes and higher spending have fallen by the wayside. “The discretionary spending has in fact been driven by Republicans post-2010 clamping down,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office who is now president of the

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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

Even Hillary Clinton Isn’t Sure What
We Should Like About Hillary Clinton
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

For Obamacare, What Counts As Success?
New York Times, by Ross Douthat    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:23:43 AM     Post Reply
Ezra Klein, in his new capacity as one of the impresarios behind Vox, has written a pair of attention-grabbing posts — here, and then here — defending the proposition that Obamacare has, in some sense, “won,” and that conservatives who can’t come to terms with that victory can’t come to terms with reality itself. Reading them, it struck me that this argument would benefit from laying down some specific markers for the near future, because Klein seems to move back and forth between two definitions of success. At times, as when he writes that Obamacare “has won its survival” and

What would a Mitch
McConnell-led Senate look like?
Washington Post, by Paul Kane    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 5:08:09 PM     Post Reply
It’s no secret that Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) don’t like one another. They battle regularly over legislation and their Senate floor fights over arcane-but-important rules have become must-see entertainment for senatorial insiders. According to aides in both parties, the two leaders have not had a one-on-one sitdown to discuss legislation (or anything else) since late last year. Nowadays, all business is conducted on the phone or in brief discussions on the Senate floor. Part of that feud is political – Democrats targeted McConnell in 2008, Republicans targeted Reid in 2010, Democrats

Jews ´ordered to register and list property´
in east Ukraine city of Donetsk where pro-Russian
militants have taken over government buildings
Daily Mail [UK], by Julian Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/17/2014 4:55:14 PM     Post Reply
Jews have reportedly been told to ´register´ with pro-Russian forces in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk. They were also told they would need to provide a list of property they own as well as being ordered to pay a fee or face the threat of deportation. U.S. officials in Washington say leaflets bearing the chilling order have recently appeared in the city amid pro and anti-Russian protests as tensions rise in the area. It comes after Jews leaving a synagogue in the city of Donetsk were reportedly told they had to ´register´ with Ukranians trying to make the city part of Russia.United



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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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The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
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Pelosi assists in Holy Week
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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PJ Media, by Stephen Kruiser    Original Article
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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
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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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