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Sarah Palin´s Fox return proves
conservative media outlets
don´t care about conservatism

The Week, by Jeb Golinkin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/15/2013 5:11:14 AM

N ot long ago, conservatives like myself were thrilled to find out that Fox News, often portrayed as the mouthpiece of the conservative movement, had parted ways with former governor of Alaska (and quitter) Sarah Palin. This was truly a cause for celebration. Those of us devoted to building a conservative movement capable of winning elections had come to view the former governor as the symbol of everything, and I do mean everything, wrong with the modern conservative movement. But now, Roger Ailes has rehired her. And in so doing, Ailes has issued a painful reminder that he cares far more

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Ailes knows her followers will listen and cheer and her non-followers won´t. That´s pretty much the case with each of the Fox personalities.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: geo11, 6/15/2013 5:23:31 AM     (No. 9376991)

The one who is clueless is the author Jeff Go-bumkin. Sarah Palin represents the true conservatives in America. She sees clearly what is wrong with our political leaders and not afraid to call them out. Romney lost because he was not a true conservative and was afraid to call Obama out . He also lost because the election was rigged and the entire federal bureaucracy was in Obama´s back pocket ready to do his bidding. I look forward to hearing more from Palin and less of Jaun Williams.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mws50, 6/15/2013 5:45:39 AM     (No. 9376996)

Exactly #1. When the buffoon stated "quitter", there was no doubt that he is as clueless as he "thinks" Sarah Palin is.

We desperately someone to do the DC what Sarah Palin did to Juneau and the Alaskan government in 2.5 short years!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tulipwood, 6/15/2013 6:15:16 AM     (No. 9377024)

Another Beltway wonk with his knickers in a twist.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 6/15/2013 6:17:39 AM     (No. 9377028)

Golinkin, drink a jug of Golitely and end your constipation.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/15/2013 6:18:33 AM     (No. 9377030)

This guy is anything BUT a Conservative. Just what grave offense did Sarah Palin commit. Seems to me her only sin was to be vilified by the same media that has put the current Dictator "unaccountable to no one" Obama in power. As the RINOs line up for the next election we will see more articles like this.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/15/2013 6:37:37 AM     (No. 9377050)

Oh please...just because Gov. Palin doesn´t live up to your idea of an intellectual, she needs to shut up and sit down? Give me one example when she has been wrong about a conservative issue. It is the "intellectual class" who has gotten us into this mess. Every word they utter is revered not because of its content but because it comes from the "right person." We need more plain speaking people with common sense and the courage of their convictions to speak out.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 6/15/2013 7:08:39 AM     (No. 9377088)

Ah yes, seems Jeb is a David Brooks kind of conservative.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: DWIM, 6/15/2013 7:14:40 AM     (No. 9377095)

My reply is: "Speak, Do, Done". IMHO, she speaks, her past ´Dos´ speak for themselves. To me, mean she´s ´earned´ herself a place to ´Do´ for the future. She´s certainly a better influence on our gov´t than the crocks we have consistently seen in this administration (or in Congress for that matter). So I´d rather she have a place to ´Do´ more. Then she can be ´Done´.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mean Gene, 6/15/2013 7:18:26 AM     (No. 9377098)

If Golinkin hates Sarah so much because she is not conservative enough, he must HATE Shep and Alan Colmes, Kristen Powers and Geraldo.
But still he watches Fox???

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Reply 10 - Posted by: enuf8, 6/15/2013 7:25:50 AM     (No. 9377104)

Does one have to do a "google search" with key word "negative" to find an obscure publication with an obscure article writer names Jeb Golinkin? Never heard of the two before.

Romney and Dewherst........how well did they do in the last election????? Surprised there was no mention of Jeb Bush as the ´promised one´.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BruisedOrange, 6/15/2013 7:40:56 AM     (No. 9377123)

I sympathize with Golinkin because I´ve been down that road before.

The key point of compromise (with the Conservatism he truly wants to believe in) was revealed when he wrote of the "well-deserved perception: That the conservative movement was a party that rejected education, science, economics, and ideas generally."

Whose education? Whose science? Whose economics and ideas?

When you´re earning graduate degrees in liberal state institutions, you fight to gain respect for beliefs which are dismissed out-of-hand by those who must eventually approve your work to confer your degree. Inevitably, your fight for Conservative ideas takes place in their arena on multiple fronts. It´s easy for conservative battle lines to be compromised by the acceptance of liberal premises and presuppositions as part of the turf rather than the ultimate point of contention.

How ironic that this ideological battleground is the birthing place of RINOs.

Honest reputations as conservative leaders are earned because they assailed the left in graduate school... yet they arrive to power & influence intellectually compromised. With battle-tested confidence in their conservative bona fides, they cease reinforcing their ideological bulwarks and devote themselves to mastering how the game is played in Washington.

That is why Tea Party conservatives would rather support candidates with a simple but uncompromising view of the Constitution than Ivy League candidates with prominent reputations but crumbling foundations.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: kahunavol, 6/15/2013 7:41:53 AM     (No. 9377125)

He calls David Frum his mentor. What a surprise. s/o

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hamrman, 6/15/2013 7:42:58 AM     (No. 9377130)

Sarah Palin haters are worse than George bush haters...a perpetual whine and grind!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nonsmooth, 6/15/2013 7:44:17 AM     (No. 9377135)

I agree wholeheartedly with #1.

But who is this Jeb guy? He´s devoted to building a conservative movement? ... uuuh ... where is that construction being carried out?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 6/15/2013 7:47:07 AM     (No. 9377139)

I stopped reading after this: Those of us devoted to building a conservative movement capable of winning elections had come to view the former governor as the symbol of everything, and I do mean everything, wrong with the modern conservative movement.

What does he mean "capable of winning elections"? It was Sarah Palin who helped the Repubs sweep the 2010 midterms. Her imprimatur is golden for candidates. Which makes me think this Golinkin guy is jealous.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Elvira, 6/15/2013 7:47:36 AM     (No. 9377141)

Exactly #2!!! Boy, I actually LOL´d @ #10!!

How is it that tnis woman did tbe right thing for the people of Alaska so that they did not bave to pay for her defence attourney fees by stepping down and she´s ridiculed for it??? YET! the Obamas spend MILLIONS for "vacations" and get away with it? The world is so upside down I don´ t know which way is up!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 6/15/2013 7:48:37 AM     (No. 9377144)

The fact he uses the word´ quitter´ in the first sentence tells me he, as others like him, haven´t and wont

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dittohead, 6/15/2013 7:52:45 AM     (No. 9377148)

Looks like a liberal in conservative clothing to me - and that clothing has several big rips!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: M2, 6/15/2013 7:54:39 AM     (No. 9377152)

The hit piece here on Palin is not justified.

The following can be said about Obama and the Democrat Party:

She simply did not know enough to engage anyone on any matter of substance, and that was a highly damning fact that shaped the modern perception of the Republican Party... Because of Palin´s lack of education on matters of substance, and because so many in the movement embraced her in spite of that utter cluelessness, most voters came to view the party as a movement driven by charismatic but uneducated leaders followed by hordes of hero worshipers too oblivious or uninterested to contemplate the sorts of disaster that might follow if someone like Palin were actually elected.

That is a description of precisely what happened with Obama and those who elected him, but somehow, Golinkin misses the larger danger -- uninformed voters electing a POTUS who has already endangered the USA far beyond what Palin could or would have done.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 6/15/2013 7:55:34 AM     (No. 9377154)

Dang tablet keyboard.

...haven´t and won´t bother to understand why Sarah left the governor´s office early. if he/they would, they´d know she was being hounded (by both sides´ operatives) and it was costing too much time and state taxpayers´ money to keep responding to the frivolous claims and accusations.

She CARED about that. What other poll-itician does? I´m glad she´s back.....I was just about to give up on FNC.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 6/15/2013 7:58:57 AM     (No. 9377155)

Jeb Golinkin craves that mushy middle so favored by the Reagan-hating Bushes, the Roves and other RINOs.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: coldborezero, 6/15/2013 7:59:19 AM     (No. 9377156)

This kid is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Now there is a hotbed of conservative thought. Not.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Jebediah, 6/15/2013 8:14:15 AM     (No. 9377168)

I hate to say it but I agree. Palin looked wonderful initially, but less so as time went by, and she has been tarnished by all the extras: a daughter who goes on every reality show known to God and man without her Mom saying Whoaah being the least. One of the worst for me is that she never says anything that needs saying in five cogent sentences when she can dance around the subject, with cliche after cliche, for 50 sentences. She is the antithesis of a Mike Huckabee, who says it, says it clearly and makes logical sense. I think Palin will diminish the Fox brand, and I certainly won´t watch/listen to her.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bubby, 6/15/2013 8:28:10 AM     (No. 9377189)

Sarah came to The Woodlands Tx to support Ted Cruz for Senator. She was electrifying. She understands the Tea Party and conservatives better than anyone. The GOP elites favorites Jeb Bush and Chris Christy are boring to look at and to listen to, Sarah is neither. She would make a great President but that isn´t going to happen the way the msm did an Alinsky on her to our great loss.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: suedotsue, 6/15/2013 8:34:36 AM     (No. 9377202)

The US has ceased to exist and this guy is slicing and dicing a tv channel and the word conservative.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bella, 6/15/2013 8:41:35 AM     (No. 9377220)

Worked for the Frum Forum, says enough for me

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Reply 27 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 6/15/2013 8:48:00 AM     (No. 9377233)

Anyone remember GW?Really great guy that tried to go along with the demos for something called unity.He never used his veto pen and that brought us obama.We are in a fight for the very core of our country and Sarah is just what we need.No more nice guy.It just doesnt work when you are living with a bunch of commie loving snakes like the demos.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 6/15/2013 8:56:56 AM     (No. 9377241)

Jeb Golinkin. This Week. Not worth our bandwidth.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/15/2013 9:13:25 AM     (No. 9377267)

Judging from your comments, this Jeb must be a clone of the original Jeb-- Bush. Thanks, both Jebs, but I pass.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 6/15/2013 9:15:32 AM     (No. 9377270)

Scared Spitless! That’s what this prissy, obscure, allegedly conservative Jeb What’shisname truly is. The game of “Mumbletypeg” is what you should be playing with those long knives you have out for Governor Palin instead of “Misguided Pretentious Pundit.” Yo Jeb! Your act has been done to death. Find yourself another bandwagon and then throw yourself under it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kanphil, 6/15/2013 9:15:38 AM     (No. 9377271)

Ten will get you twenty that this guy is a Jeb Bush supporter. Sarah Palin knows how to fight for what she believes in. That is more than the other potential Republican candidates who somewhere along the line have been relieved of the family jewels. We´re not going to win against the socialists running the Democrat party unless we put up somebody who knows how to fight down and dirty. To those of you who say "Well, I don´t care to win like that", so be it.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 6/15/2013 9:22:22 AM     (No. 9377283)

I´ve not noticed #12´s screen name before, but I´m paying attention now. Great post!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: qr4j, 6/15/2013 9:25:43 AM     (No. 9377290)

I sent this message to the author:

Mr. Golinkin,



Many commonsense conservatives like myself are sick and tired of the powers that be in the Republican Party:


1.Trying to curry favor with media that will always be hostile to conservatism;
2.Telling the Republicans in the trenches whom to vote for;
3.Attempting to make compromise with Democrats in a manner that favors liberal causes;
4.Generally wimping out all over the place.



We don´t see any toughness in the establishment GOP. And when we see some hint of it, the STUPIDITY and HAM-HANDEDNESS of the establishment overwhelm the would-be toughness.



I am fed up with socialism. I am fed up with Obama. I am fed up with a wimpy, stupid, arrogant GOP. Mrs. Palin is not wimpy, not stupid, and not arrogant. She is a normal American with normal family challenges and she stands up for what is right. Sophisticated? Nope. But that is so over-rated. Actually, it is obnoxious. I´ve seen the country-club boys at various state GOP events. They are so fake. SO FAKE!



No, I don´t hate gays. I don´t even own a gun. I don´t hate pro-choice people. I have voted for pro-choice people even though I am pro-life. I am white and live in a black neighborhood. So don´t you dare call me a red neck. I am just sick and tired of Palin-haters. That would be folks like you. Arrogant. Wimpy. Fake. Not at all attractive.

Sincerely,

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lucky4, 6/15/2013 10:15:28 AM     (No. 9377395)

As soon as someone calls her a quitter, I know exactly what they think of her and I stop reading.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JustCause, 6/15/2013 10:35:44 AM     (No. 9377432)

35 Right On.

Sarah did the right thing for Alaska when she left the governorship. She left a staff and Lt. Gov. in charge that carried out her agenda - without the frivolous lawsuits.

Don´t forget that she took on the established Republican governor, Frank Murkowski, and won, when she became Gov. of Alaska. Both the Rep. and Dem. parties knew she was / is a threat.

She is STILL a threat to their established agendas.

More Power To Her

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Catherine, 6/15/2013 10:44:00 AM     (No. 9377454)

"Those of us devoted to building a conservative movement capable of winning..."

There you have it. They want to be liked. Still have no idea they are not the Republican party of the majority of Repubs. They are Democrat lite and I´ve had enough insults from them. I´m not a big time conservative. I AM a big time American Patriot. Big difference.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 6/15/2013 11:32:52 AM     (No. 9377540)

I can´t believe that I tricked myself to read past the sixth word in this article. Must be a masochist. Jeb Linkinlogcabin conservative sure is cute, though.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 6/15/2013 3:31:37 PM     (No. 9377804)

No Jeb, it´s people like you, Republicans who adopt leftist stances, and vote that way in order to lose by lesser margins, that doesn´t care about conservatism. That´s why I´m proud to declare that I´m not a Republican, though I do vote for them. The majority in this country are conservative, yet both parties shy away from candidates that are proudly conservative. If a genuine, unapologetic conservative were to be nominated, the turnout would be enormous, as it was for Reagan.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: lana720, 6/15/2013 11:38:16 PM     (No. 9378160)

Palin is a terrific person, loves America and is a conservative. The libs are scared, hence , if this previously unknown liberal idiot knew anything, he´d shut --- ---- up!


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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
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
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

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

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

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

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 2:26:51 AM     Post Reply
In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

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

Wasserman-Schultz: Midterm Election
´Absolutely Not´ A Referendum on Obama

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/21/2014 8:22:28 AM     Post Reply
"No, absolutely not," the November midterm election is not a referendum on President Obama and his policies, Democrat Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC´s "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "[T]hese elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running," she said. Asked about vulnerable Democrats who have criticized President Obama´s flawed healthcare law, Wasserman Schultz said they are running their own race. "They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what´s also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of

High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,

NYT’s David Brooks: Obama has
‘manhood problem’ in Middle East

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/20/2014 1:58:06 PM     Post Reply
New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sunday that he believes President Obama’s foreign policy isn’t “tough enough” and that he has a “manhood problem” when it comes to dealing with leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad. Mr. Brooks expanded on Sen. Bob Corker’s earlier comments on “Fox News Sunday” that Mr. Obama is “creating an air of permissiveness” with regards to Russia. (Snip) “And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East,” he continued.


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