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Romney warns against shutdown
Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:congaree53, 8/7/2013 9:17:01 AM

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney jumped into the debate over the GOP’s future Tuesday night, warning congressional Republicans against forcing a government shutdown in their quest to stop President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Romney addressed more than 200 donors on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party, staged just four miles from the vacation home where he has spent much of the summer with his family. The event was closed to the media, but his office released his prepared remarks.

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Given he got his clock-cleaned by Obama, he is reverting to RINO form. Don´t want political advice from losers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: suziannr, 8/7/2013 9:20:26 AM     (No. 9462320)

uh yeah and remind me again why we should listen to this ´leader´ of the GOP?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WAN2, 8/7/2013 9:24:46 AM     (No. 9462328)

Oooh. Oooh! Car 54 Where Are You?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ben Around, 8/7/2013 9:28:02 AM     (No. 9462330)

People paid money to listen to this loser?

Tell us again, what´s the difference between romneycare and obamacare?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: joew9, 8/7/2013 9:29:08 AM     (No. 9462335)

Romney was crammed down our throats by the Republican Establishment Elite
who said he was the only one who could win.
The reality was he was the only one who could lose.

Like in that episode where they had to keep telling Sheldon:
Go Away!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/7/2013 9:30:38 AM     (No. 9462336)

Why do these RINOs say there will be a government shutdown? Everything will be funded EXCEPT Obamacare. All the disgusting departments that waste taxpayer money and do little else, will be funded. Only Monies for Obamacare will be omitted. If Obama can´t sign that bill he is the one that chooses to close the governments.
These RINOs are working very hard to lose both houses of Congress next year.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pros7767, 8/7/2013 9:32:10 AM     (No. 9462341)

This from the man who had every fact on his side in the election but refused to use them in his campaign?

I could care less what you think.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/7/2013 9:38:54 AM     (No. 9462363)

The leader of the RINO/Surrender caucus speaks.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Citizen Plain, 8/7/2013 10:01:49 AM     (No. 9462412)

mittens is not a politician, and has really low t.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Samoasam, 8/7/2013 10:02:34 AM     (No. 9462413)

Moron!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: terrywhite, 8/7/2013 10:05:15 AM     (No. 9462418)

It is really odd how our last nominee hasn´t said a word since he was defeated, but when he now does comes out to speak, it isn´t to provide any leadership to our side of the aisle on how to confront and win an issue; it´s how not to do something! I´m so disgusted with our leadership´s unwillingness to stand up to the president on anything!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: suedotsue, 8/7/2013 10:12:21 AM     (No. 9462429)

According to Romney´s son, Romney had absolutely no interest in running for president, it was only the one son and his wife that wanted him to. This characterization hasn´t been denied. I believe the son has a private equity business and he did some solicitation at the GOP convention. Someone said of Romney that he´d fit in perfectly in Vichy. The people who paid to see Romney would probably like it fine in France.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/7/2013 10:12:24 AM     (No. 9462431)

I supported Romney, but looking back on the campaign, he turned out to be the very embodiment of Leo Durocher´s axiom.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Salt5792, 8/7/2013 10:17:01 AM     (No. 9462437)

If there is a shutdown it will be caused by Senate Democrats and Obama. Romney isn´t helping by implying that it would be a GOP choice.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/7/2013 10:17:59 AM     (No. 9462441)

It is a lie. A shutdown will only occur if Obama orders it. The Democrats will blame the Republicans, which will also be a lie. The old line GOP in congress are scared to fight. That is the truth.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 8/7/2013 10:22:40 AM     (No. 9462453)

So, the two men I campaigned for vigorously in 2012, Romney and Ryan, have now both come out against defunding Obamacare.

This loser even uses the Democrat talking points (and directs blame for the shutdown on the GOP) to make his cowardly case:

FTA: “... we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government,” Romney said... “What would come next when soldiers aren’t paid, when seniors fear for their Medicare and Social Security, and when the FBI is off duty?”

What a punk!







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Reply 16 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/7/2013 10:26:07 AM     (No. 9462461)

Where are the folks who jumped on every Romney thread to accuse and hector anyone who questioned him or criticized him as a candidate? You can´t blame people for his loss when he failed miserably to articulate either the problems or the solutions.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/7/2013 10:32:55 AM     (No. 9462475)

Perhaps, #16, most people understand that the 2012 election is history and that now we must look ahead, all of us: Romney/Ryan voters (enthusiastic or not), stay-at-homes, pouters, write-in voters. I would suggest that Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum et al are entitled to offer opinions and that no one, you included, is required to embrace those opinions. What´s the point in continuing to bait each other? Get over 2012.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/7/2013 10:41:58 AM     (No. 9462496)

#16 There´s really two separate issues that should not be conflated.
- Romney and his campaign
- Election Day

We can all agree to varying degrees that Romney was not the perfect candidate. For starters, he lacked a fire in the belly which gives credence to the rumor that it was really other family members who wanted him to run. Him, not so much. He was an improvement over McCain, but that´s not saying much.

Given all his shortcomings, there remained an election day decision for each of us. Tragically for this county, I believe those on the Right who stayed home in disgust or apathy or just unexcited, cost us the election. Realizing the alternative that in fact resulted, that decision is indefensible and deplorable and will remain so.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney, 8/7/2013 10:45:23 AM     (No. 9462502)

Romney provides no reason to ever vote for the gop. They cannot win. Why bother?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 8/7/2013 10:50:10 AM     (No. 9462512)

18 - blaming people for not voting for a candidate they had no confidence in, or voting for a third party is neither fair nor reasonable. If the candidate isn´t able to compel people to vote for him/her, then they are too blame.

A campaign that has to be based on "I´m the most electable" or "anyone but my opponent" is a losing proposition from the getgo.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/7/2013 10:55:13 AM     (No. 9462524)

Those few, the professional Romney enthusiasts, are too busy waiting for instructions and talking points. Rather than admit their errors, they spend time scouting antiPalin articles from various pennysavers and cryptomarxist alternative newspapers. Being disingenuous is extremely time consuming.

As to Romney, most of us knew he was never going to repeal his ugly child. The one issue that could have been used to shape the presidential campaign and remove the current White House inhabitants and the GOP sold the nomination to the only person on the planet unable and unwilling to articulate the need to repeal.

Not all of us were brainwashed.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/7/2013 11:00:33 AM     (No. 9462537)

#18 That argument falls completely apart when the alternative is a lawless con man who can do great damage to this country, and do so with impunity. To stay at home on election day is to support the con man, plain and simple. People who try to justify staying home ignore the personage of Barack Obama, far and away, the worst president ever. Gimme Jimmie Carter because my disgust is only surpassed by Mark Levin, when he´s really rolling.

No typical election, that one.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: spincut, 8/7/2013 11:01:52 AM     (No. 9462538)

I think there´s a legitimate argument to be made for Romney´s viewpoint, but I´m on the other side-- that if you aren´t going to take a stand on Obamacare, then what are you going to take a stand on? I was a late supporter of Romney, and all of you who are so down on him, just imagine where this country would be now if we´d elected him instead of the Marxists now nesting in the White House. Not so bad, eh?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/7/2013 11:02:45 AM     (No. 9462542)

Correction to 22, referring to #20 of course, not #18.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/7/2013 11:10:13 AM     (No. 9462562)

Calm down, this is just AP being AP which means doing the work of the Democrat party. Of course Romney has been talking since the election but he hasn´t said what AP wanted to report until now. Romney would have been infinitely better than Obama or most any Democrat, there was no good choice available.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: nerdowell, 8/7/2013 11:15:01 AM     (No. 9462571)

I´ve never voted for my candidate; they´ve never make it through the runoff.
But, at no time in our history was it ever more critical to vote against someone.

To those who failed to grasp this simple fact, and rejected two of the most competent and pragmatic people we ever fielded for office and condemned generations to follow, whose actions emanated from prejudice and distrust in the laws and constitutional procedures dating from birth of this country and which both candidates revered:
SHUT THE HE!L up!

As to the question of the shut-down: well, it didn´t do much for Newt did it?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: octrojan, 8/7/2013 11:17:39 AM     (No. 9462581)

No, #4, Romney was nominated by Republican voters who had very little choice, given all the pygmies who were running against him.

If we want a conservative and not another McCain/Romney, then we have to find a way to convince the ego-candidates--the Bachmann types--who have no chance, to not siphon votes away from better choices...and perhaps to get the Ron Paul types not to waste their votes either.

We got the candidate we deserved based on how primary voters voted.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/7/2013 11:38:19 AM     (No. 9462626)

I am always left wondering what in the world is a "professional Romney enthusiast", or if even the ones who use the phrase so often have any idea either. Maybe there are also professional Romney denigraters? If so, both sets need to move beyond 2012.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 8/7/2013 11:48:19 AM     (No. 9462658)

do it

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/7/2013 12:10:19 PM     (No. 9462698)

#16 has a very good memory as to what was happening on this forum.

The Romneybots - - I was actually suspended for daring to use that term! - - were all over every thread - - trashing the Pubbie candidates AND their supporters (us) - - especially Little Ricky Santorum - - for daring to oppose the inevitable, all-powerful Mr. Mittens.

That was a low point for this forum - - from which it has happily and thankfully recovered. Let Lucianne be Lucianne!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jglas, 8/7/2013 12:32:55 PM     (No. 9462753)

First off Obama would be shutting down the government by vetoing the spending bill parts of which he doesn´t like. If the Republican strategy is to avoid that happening at any cost then they must do anything and exactly what Obama tells trhem to do. Not a very good strategy.

Have the guts to do what you believe to be right and let the chips fall where they may.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 8/7/2013 1:04:34 PM     (No. 9462802)

Politicians who voted for repeal of Obamacare how many times I can´t recall can´t in good conscience not vote to de-fund obamacare in the next continuing resolution vote.

If they vote for the continuing resolution without cutting the funds for Obamacare they are liars.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: absalom, 8/7/2013 1:16:14 PM     (No. 9462821)

1n 1918, Germany, unable to neither understand nor accept defeat in the Great War, bought into the blarney that they were ´stabbed in the back by Radicals and Jews´. The rest is history. Now some insist that Romney lost because ´the Right stayed home election day´; utter malarkey and a gross slander from ignoramuses of the most loyal component of the GOP but a predictable canard from usual suspects who incessantly beat the drum for a prime facie loser like Romney. He and his water carriers deserve each other.
BTW, has anyone noticed that many of these suspects have disappeared from this site?
As for the Rodney King mantra, ´can´t we all just get along now because 2012 is history´; er..... no we can´t until the lesson of the marketplace is absorbed and understood. When given a choice between a D who will give them stuff and an R who will give then a little less stuff, voter choice is obvious. The GOP has trotted out many unprincipled incompetents over the past 100 years w/3 exceptions and the electorate has delivered its verdict; no further interest. Suggest the opening words at the next GOP convention (if there is one)resonate w/Santayana´s maxim; "Those who ignore the lesson of history are condemned to repeat it!"

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Reply 34 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/7/2013 1:35:47 PM     (No. 9462850)

The most laughable posts I have seen in a long time come when I am told to get over 2012 by someone obsessed with Sarah Palin and 2008.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Robert Jones, 8/7/2013 1:47:04 PM     (No. 9462873)

What is it with these
Republican losers. He lost. He quit in the last 3 weeks of the campaign and barely showed up for the last debate. He took my campaign contributions and refused to fight to the end. Same with John McCain. What good is their loser´s advice? Democrats all sing from the same hymnal and win with the most outrageous positions in politics, because they all believe and are in it together. (And don´t get me started on Chris Christy.)

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/7/2013 2:26:01 PM     (No. 9462940)

Although I am still anxiously awaiting the exciting start of Romney´s 2012 campaign, I could not help but notice he was appearing before a bunch of donors ~ all 200 of ´em.

He came to Virginia several times, but always reserved his personal appearances for ´donors´.

He even appeared down the street at the neighborhood American Legion hall ~ and appeared before ´donors´. No notice was made to members in the community.

Again, I´m sure his campaign start will be exciting, and he´ll say many profound things, but "One Mighty and Strong", he ain´t it eh (Mormon friends).

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Reply 37 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/7/2013 3:57:03 PM     (No. 9463095)

Very well-said, #21. It´s sad to see that now Romney´s own words reveal him to be the embodiment of what many conservatives knew all along, his supporters tell the rest of us to move along, nothing to see here.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 8/8/2013 1:46:18 AM     (No. 9463696)

Mitt Romney destroyed his presidential chances by the way he campaigned: viciously in the GOP primaries, ineptly in the general against Obama. Romney´s favorable/unfavorable poll numbers were awful going into the GOP convention. There was no precedent for any candidate winning the presidency with numbers that bad. The Romney campaign was mirrored by many (not all) of his supporters on this site: Arrogant, divisive, and clueless. Some are still condescending to lecture us on how his defeat is our fault. Mitt Romney scorched the earth to secure our nomination and then blew it in the general against the worst president in U.S. history. Those who will not learn from Romney 2012 will condemn us all to repeat it.

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power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
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Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
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A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
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A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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