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Trump on Romney Campaign: ‘I
Don’t Know What the Hell Happened’

National Review Online, by Katrina Trinko

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 8/11/2013 8:49:45 AM

Ames, Iowa — Donald Trump delivered a blistering attack on Mitt Romney’s campaign today. “I don’t know what the hell happened with his campaign,” Trump said in a speech at The Family Leader Summit. “I just don’t get it. That was an election that couldn’t have been lost.” “Every single state that they asked me to go or do some phone calls or some television, we won in the primaries,” Trump remarked. But he also criticized what the campaign had initially wanted him to say in robocalls. “They gave me this most pathetic thing to say. I said,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/11/2013 8:54:20 AM     (No. 9468450)

I knew when I saw this piece at 3 AM who would be the one to post it. The Donald knows how to "blister", but the problem is that it´s easy to do it from the sidelines and after the election is over. We lost. We hate it. Join the club, Donald.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: envirodude, 8/11/2013 8:58:44 AM     (No. 9468453)

There are three things that cost Romney the election.

1. Rush Limbaugh doubled down on Sandra Fluke and the next thing you know, women on the fence fall to Obama

2. Romney, in his desire not to be painted as a "conservative" underestimated how much the media loathes all things republican. He thought they were his friend, he was wrong. FWIW, McCain made the same assumption.

3. Stupid people vote. They vote for stupid politicians. They vote for stupid reasons. Mostly, because they want free stuff.

I saw a former republican wannabe (she was a staunch republican in the 80´s/90´s that was never elected or appointed to office) post for Obama because of Rush Limbaugh and free stuff. She has a granddaughter that has cochlear implants that the state of Nevada is financing and she thought that if Romney were elected, she would lose this subsidy. I tried to reason with her, but she lost her mind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pros7767, 8/11/2013 9:11:41 AM     (No. 9468471)

Romney only cared about certain states. New Jersey didn´t even have a campaign headquarters. (I know Jersey is a blue state, but we managed to get a Rino governor.)

His Boston headquarters was unable to process simple requests like a lawn sign and bumper sticker which, by the way, I had to pay for. I´m still waiting for the bumper sticker.

The main thing however is that Romney refused to fight for the job. Benghazi was handed to him on a platter and he refused to engage it to his detriment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/11/2013 9:21:18 AM     (No. 9468489)

Still waiting on Romney to start his campaign.......

BTW, the way you win elections is you get people of compatible points of view to register and vote.

The Democrats win with Democrat voters.

The Republicans win with Republican voters.

Neither one ever wins with voters from the other party.

Best you can hope for is that some of ´them´ stay home.

Republicans are about 5 million voters short of the number of Democrat voters.

In out years Republicans win because they get phenomenally higher turnout than the Democrats.

Recall that 69 million Democrat voters who showed up in 2008? There were only 39 million Democrat voters who showed up in 2010! 30 million Democrats just plumb failed to show up to vote.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/11/2013 9:25:29 AM     (No. 9468494)

The GOP does not play to win. Sometimes I suspect democrat agents have infiltrated the Republican hierarchy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FirstThingsFirst, 8/11/2013 9:28:51 AM     (No. 9468503)

And we will never know how many refused to crawl over the ever-present broken glass and simply stayed home.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: andyboy, 8/11/2013 9:50:55 AM     (No. 9468533)

1. There was significant vote fraud by Democrats in several key cities.

2. Romney decided to be a nice guy after the first debate and stopped fighting, causing some conservatives to stay home.

3. Some Ron Paul supporters had a hissy fit and stayed home.

3. Some devout Christians had reservations about a Mormon candidate and stayed home.

That´s what the Hell happened.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/11/2013 10:02:00 AM     (No. 9468543)

Revelations coming out now:
1. Romney didn´t want to run and was talked into running by family.
2. Totally dissed the base.
3. Looked down his nose at T.E.A. movement
4. Totally dissed Gov. Palin.
5. Didn´t care whether he won or lost.
6. No fire in the belly!!!!!
7. Not even first choice of the elites/establishment--remember all the others who were pleaded with to get into race.
8. lackluster candidate.

How effective has he been since 2012? Still spouting comments in opposition to the "Severe" conservatives.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 8/11/2013 10:21:09 AM     (No. 9468577)

#8 has it just about right. Rush Limbaugh, by the way, was NOT a candidate. Suggesting Rush cost Romney the election is absolutely ludicrous. Romney did it all by himself.

I swear, if the pubbie establishment manages to promote another "moderate" candidate to primary success, this time I will not vote. I feel like Charley Brown and the football.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 8/11/2013 10:21:34 AM     (No. 9468578)

Mitt Romney lost because he is a political invertebrate. He won the nomination through negative campaign advertising; he lost the general because he had no coherent message. He had no coherent message because Romney´s political career is a study in inconsistency and opportunism. Most (not all) of his enablers on this site didn´t see that or refused to believe it. They were wrong. They lost. And they still attack those they deem to have been too slow to join their club.

In the end, I did what I could for Romney because the alternative was so much worse. But I could have done without his supporters pouring more broken glass between conservative voters and Mitt Romney in the run up to the election. It helped no-one but Obama.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: wilko, 8/11/2013 10:24:50 AM     (No. 9468579)

Too many stay at home voters because their candidate wasn´t chosen. That´s the kind of stupidity that keeps dems in power. Thanks, non-voters.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M Stuart, 8/11/2013 10:32:56 AM     (No. 9468587)

Agree w/#7.

I will never forgive Ron Paul for using the Repubs & then engaging his Paulbots to withdraw after he lost.

Rush´s admonishment to Sandra Fluke did not do the damage. The Democrat party voted against GOD, for heaven´s sake!

They rigged voting machines, voted fraudulently and often, & LIED through their teeth.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/11/2013 10:45:11 AM     (No. 9468607)

No, Rush Limbaugh didn´t cost Romney the election, but there was certainly Limbaugh-inflicted banging-up. It had less to do with Sandra Fluke than to his constant diminishing and undermining of the Romney campaign up until the last few days when he offered a back-handed half-hearted endorsement. Limbaugh enjoys the very real power he wields over his listeners.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nerdowell, 8/11/2013 10:47:47 AM     (No. 9468613)

Don´t forget the hurricane Sandy, that destroyed the coastal areas along the east coast and blacked out the internet at a crucial time in the election, and only a few days after Benghazi disaster.

Television and radio were the only things available. People were glued to their sets for information on the effects of the storm and got to see plenty of Obama distributing largess. There was little if any mention of the real hurricane, Benghazi.

Voter fraud was more sophisticated this time--more systematic and better targeting made it more effective. Stay at home Randians and Mormon-haters had an impact, but I question how big a factor this was.

This biggest factor was the campaign: Romney/Ryan´s exclusive focus on Obamacare had them campaigning against something that had little immediate effect on most, and still seemed a promise to many. Nobody listened to Cassandra, and I doubt she ever got the chance to say "told you so." They should have been campaigning for something: a future. Nebulous as it was, Obama´s "hope/change theme was compelling to voters; Romney/Ryan had no comparable theme in 2012. They failed to grasp the human element: Americans will follow if they believe they´re being led to better place, but they are reluctant to leave familiar ground regardless it´s flaws. Americans will always vote for prosperity, but only rarely for the repeal of something.

They were two of the most competent men the party could offer and this country opted for the basket-case who promised more.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sanchin, 8/11/2013 10:48:57 AM     (No. 9468615)

Yes, what happened? Romney SAVED the Olympics, made a great deal of money, he really has that presidential look about him, and he is a super nice guy. Oh, and he was a governor of a state controlled by Democrats.

The above was Romney´s campaign in a nut shell. That is what we were sold by Republican Elites and the media. That was what supposedly qualified for being President of the US. Oh, lets not forget he constructed a 60 point plan no one read more than once. Marketing 101 KISS (Herman Cain 999).

And #8 is spot on.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: krause, 8/11/2013 10:56:28 AM     (No. 9468625)

They had lousy campaign managers in the last 2 presidential elections.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: F16 guy, 8/11/2013 10:57:17 AM     (No. 9468626)

I disagree with many opinions here as to why Romney lost.

The ONLY reason he lost is because it is the MEDIA that picks our nominees, and they simply will not allow anyone to run that might WIN an election against a LIB/DEM.

Watch carefully as 2016 approaches, and notice the character assassinations on the strongest Repub contenders for the presidential race.

The MSM will NOT allow them to be the nominee.

(i.e. McCain ? are you kidding me?)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dman, 8/11/2013 11:05:37 AM     (No. 9468637)

#2 makes the case with the thinly-veiled blame game. Rush and others should lead a movement to start a new party. If their blame arguments are correct, that should make the Establishment types very happy. No love lost.

If they want our votes in the future, they had better take or review a Dale Carnegie course. The more they blame us, the more they drive us away.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/11/2013 11:15:05 AM     (No. 9468647)

There wasn´t anything "thinly-veiled" in #2´s post, which set forth some reasonable hypotheses for why the election was lost. Unless #18 feels he fits in one of #2´s categories, I´m not sure why he´s upset. If it´s ok for posters to state that they believe Romney was not an effective or sincere campaigner, it ought to be ok to put forth other arguments.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: trackman999, 8/11/2013 11:29:40 AM     (No. 9468664)

Romney didnt lose, fraud won.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 8/11/2013 11:30:31 AM     (No. 9468667)

Romney was not an effective or sincere campaigner. {;-)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 8/11/2013 11:37:29 AM     (No. 9468674)

There will never be agreement about why Romney lost the election. The subject is important - but nothing is learned by dogmatic claims and personal attacks upon others. We all have our theories. No one can possibly know for sure. Common sense says that many factors were involved and thus to single out just one or even several and assign everything to them is a simplification.

All of that said, my own hypothesis is that Romney lost the election because he refused to fight to win, while the radical Left Democrats used every dirty trick in the book.

Romney just stood there and smiled and took it and let them get away with it. Many of us right here were alarmed at his passivity and naivete and feared that it would cost him the election.

Of course he had advisers, campaign consultants, Republican party pros and plenty of alleged experts to guide and counsel him. Judging by results, every one of these experts was either an idiot or in the wrong line of work or both.

Republicans are going to keep losing until they learn how to fight. They must be willing to fight. People whose personal values and principles preclude them from fighting should stay out of politics.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/11/2013 11:52:14 AM     (No. 9468699)

Romney and his advisors thought they had it in the bag, and tried to act "presidential" before the election.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/11/2013 12:10:14 PM     (No. 9468727)

If you don`t know what happened, Don, then it`s best you not run in 2016.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 8/11/2013 12:12:57 PM     (No. 9468731)

#7 gets my vote, too. The thing is about the second point, Romney is a nice guy.

Romney was uniquely qualified to pull us out of the mess we are in. Quit blaming him.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/11/2013 12:19:01 PM     (No. 9468734)

To further shoot themselves in the foot, the republicans choose a city in Florida during hurricane season to hold their convention.

Brilliant, just brilliant.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/11/2013 12:29:44 PM     (No. 9468744)

#21, in a nutshell.

#22, cogent and important, as usual.

Beware, because a new poll in NH puts Christie with most votes. I know i was not polled.
Romney is a MA Republican, which is to say, Democrat-light.

Now, let´s learn how the Dem/Lefties do it: they pick their person, circle the wagons, deflect any attempt by their enemies to penetrate, put up shields to not merely deflect the arrows of truth, but turn them back, now poisoned with calumny and lies and hints at something mysteriously evil (and anti-woman) about those dastardly Republicans...

Since the likes of McCain see this tactic as a winning one, they regularly sidle up to the Dem trenches, AGAINST Conservatives, and climb down in.

And then, do we ever hear or witness infighting among the Dem/Lefties? oh maybe a wee bit here and there, but never what we have seen and are seeing --increasingly vituperative-- in the internecine Republican contests.

The reason for this kind of suicidal behavior? the Party has failed to enunciate a coherent, clear political philosophy, a platform founded on the Constitution. THIS is an urgent task.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: franq, 8/11/2013 12:45:50 PM     (No. 9468765)

The media. The hurricane. Fraud.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: sherlock, 8/11/2013 12:47:03 PM     (No. 9468766)

$22 is Absolutely 100% right on, as always. Thank you so much, who ever you are...love your posts.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: absalom, 8/11/2013 12:59:36 PM     (No. 9468782)

Indeed defeat is an orphan while victory has many fathers. According to the usual excuse mongers, Romney lost because of voter fraud or stay at homers or sunspots on Narnia but it wasn´t his fault. Why of course. As for the fraud canard, it´s asserted w/o an iota of proof and it´s horse manure. Romney lost every Battleground State decisively; EVERY ONE! In each of these states, the Executive (Gov, Lt.Gov, AG, Sec of State) as well as Legislative(Assembly and Senate) Offices were held by REUBLICANS! Obviously they all conspired w/Axelrod to elect Obama. Sure.
The stay at home malarkey is an ignorant and regular slander; advanced by those engaged in eternal war w/principled conservatives over the soul of the GOP.
Romney lost because of who he always was, a feckless and inept plastic man who stood for anything, everything and nothing, all in the same sentence. He was nothing but a clone of eastern secular progressives like Dewey, Rockefeller, the Bush buffoons, Weld etc.; and voters knew it in their bones.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/11/2013 1:38:31 PM     (No. 9468826)

Wondered how long it would take to drag out the Christians didn´t vote for the Mormon canard. Get a grip, Romney got more evangelical votes than either Bush in 2004 or McCain in 2008. Hard to do honest analysis when you base it on dishonesty because it is simply your preferred belief. I no longer have to take you seriously though.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/11/2013 2:27:31 PM     (No. 9468874)

#8, 22, and #30. I cannot add a thing. You tell the unvarnished truth. Those who want to blame Rush, keep insinuating anti-Mormon bias from Christian conservatives and threaten Tea Party folks who will not vote for spineless Republicans any longer should be ashamed. As for voter fraud. Hello, that´s been evident since the Kennedy-Nixon election. The GOP has never stood up and fought it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: noparallel, 8/11/2013 2:38:57 PM     (No. 9468891)

Wet-kiss third debate performance. I know people who sat home because of it. They said, "There´s no difference between them."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/11/2013 3:08:53 PM     (No. 9468923)

Romney lost because:

1. Swing state voter fraud in black districts
2. Media in the tank for Obama
3. RINO and Obama war on the TEA Party
4. Romney folded up like a cheap lawn-chair
5. Feckless, clueless and weak RNC
6. Karl Rove
7. Hatred and jealously for Sarah Palin by RINO sycophants who are unable to connect the dots












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Reply 35 - Posted by: EnsignO, 8/11/2013 3:13:42 PM     (No. 9468929)

1. Great Ldotter comments with impressive lists, but the fraud at polling sites, as well as some newer ideas in the voting process (early voting, and registering to vote the same day as the election), are huge culprits which Republicans need to work on changing.

2. The perception that Romney was so rich he couldn´t possibly understand the "little guy" who lost his/her job was never effectively countered by the campaign.

3. Romney´s Mormon faith, which certain Christians can´t accept, was really hard to overcome. Maybe Romney could have emphasized to the Evangelical-Christian community how clean living and not defiling one´s body (God´s temple)is of the utmost importance to Mormons. I think they might have appreciated that aspect about Mormonism.

4. All of the above doesn´t matter - Romney just didn´t show the fighting spirit many of us longed for in our candidate. Sarah Palin fights - she calls it like she sees it - too bad she´s not a guy.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mws50, 8/11/2013 3:17:32 PM     (No. 9468933)

We lost due to our sacrificial lambs, Dole, McCain, and Romney. A large segment of republicans think we will lose to Hillary in 2016.

OK, let´s make Sarah Palin our sacrificial lamb this time and see what happens.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/11/2013 3:28:39 PM     (No. 9468941)

Kind of late, kind of useless.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: veritas, 8/11/2013 3:34:02 PM     (No. 9468948)

Lots of good posts, good points.

So -- simplest version, in three words, is "Vote Fraud."

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/11/2013 3:35:23 PM     (No. 9468949)

By all means, stay on the "high road", don´t attack the President, don´t play by Democrat rules, "don´t sink to their level," etc. And continue to lose.

And they will.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/11/2013 4:05:28 PM     (No. 9468979)

I know what happened. The election was stolen. Up until the end, Obama-Biden were sweating bullets not knowing if the "fix" was in, and you could tell it. Their camp was not full of confident people. All of the swing State exit polls were NOT favoring Obama, but lo and behold, they get the election called for them! I´m not saying that Romney ran a stellar campaign, or was a superior GOP candidate by any stretch. The guy had more baggage than a Boeing 747, but compared to Idi ObaMugabe, he would have been a pleasant change.

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Taxes: In his first campaign, President Obama pledged to cut taxes for all but the very rich. Now that another tax day has come and gone, it should be very clear that his pledge was just another in a long line of falsehoods. ´I can make a firm pledge," then-candidate Barack Obama said while campaigning back in 2008. "Under my plan no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes." Now, almost six years after those comments, it´s

Harry Reid: The Desert
Fox Of Corruption
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 7:13:16 PM     Post Reply
Corruption: The standoff in the Nevada desert wasn´t about a desert tortoise or a rancher´s failure to pay grazing fees. It was about the state´s senior senator again enriching himself and his family at public expense. Sunlight is said to be the best disinfectant, and the end, at least temporarily, to the Bureau of Land Management´s armed standoff with Cliven Bundy may be due in part to the exposure given to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid´s role in the attempt to confiscate Bundy´s cattle and shut down his ranch. "A tortoise isn´t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67-year-old rancher; they

Immigration activists urge
Obama to act boldly
Associated Press, by Erica Werner    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 5:55:13 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S. Many activists say Obama has been slow to grasp the emotions building within the Latino community as deportations near the 2 million mark for his administration and hopes for immigration legislation fade. With House Republicans unlikely to act on an overhaul, executive action by Obama is increasingly the activists´ only hope. "There is tremendous anger among core constituencies of the president



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Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

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American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast


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