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The Mother of All Scandals
PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/13/2013 5:01:23 AM

IRS? A system of voluntary tax compliance cannot survive a dishonest IRS. Lois Lerner and company have virtually ruined the agency. For the foreseeable future, each time an American receives a tax query, he will wonder to what degree his politics ensures enhanced or reduced scrutiny — or whether his name as a donor, activist, or partisan has put him on a watch list. Worse still, when a high commissioner of the IRS takes the 5th Amendment, it sends a frightening message: those audited go to jail when they refuse to testify; those who audit them who do the same


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 8/13/2013 5:50:15 AM     (No. 9471087)

VDH presents the evidence, and lack thereof, of the malfeasence of the traitorous Obamanation regime. A good primer to send along to others. We must not forget this crime of betrayal, or allow others to forget.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 8/13/2013 6:13:35 AM     (No. 9471099)

The GOP Must Not let Dear Leader off the hook again. This whole thing reeks of complicity in crimes and cover-ups - from the very top down.

What did Nixon know and when did he know it? Peanuts, compared to this...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kiwikit, 8/13/2013 6:39:51 AM     (No. 9471121)

But. . . none of this will ever be aired in the lamestream and thus, the lame stream voters know nothing about it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lancelink1, 8/13/2013 6:41:48 AM     (No. 9471125)

Late in the third act you get a review of the opera to date. At the end the fat lady (in a pantsuit might I add) will sing. But nobody goes to a Senate hearing let alone jail.

Scooter Libby must be seething.......

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/13/2013 7:15:18 AM     (No. 9471163)

Never seen anything which better fits the Constitutional "high crimes and misdemeanors" like a glove. But the only effective recourse left is the ballot box. The Left has successfully closed alternate avenues.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TheNewColdWar, 8/13/2013 7:23:46 AM     (No. 9471172)

We can whine, complain, and write sternly written editorials. But at the end of the day only one truth remains: The system is broken.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: maryc, 8/13/2013 7:32:06 AM     (No. 9471181)

The line ´lead from behind has become leave them behind´. What a sick administration and leader we have. The only one we don´t hear from any longer seems to be old Joe. Guess they are afraid he might let some truth leak. It doesn´t bother anyone that he painted a target on the back of the Navy Seals that got bin laden and soon after many were killed in a helicopter downing. So many lies and so few who care. I think God is watching even if voters are not. Thank you for a great article.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: M2, 8/13/2013 7:43:03 AM     (No. 9471194)

And in reaction to all this [Benghazi], we jail a petty video maker, who makes the perfect scapegoat as a supposedly right-wing Islamophobic hate monger whose take-down advances our president’s politically correct narrative of Muslim outreach. That yarn required a president, secretary of state, and UN ambassador to lie repeatedly.

Why is lying no longer an outrage among Democrats? It is because the raison d´etre for the Party´s existence is not the truth; it´s the agenda. Everything good and truthful gets sacrificed on the altars of liberalism, multiculturalism and big-government largesse.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/13/2013 7:49:10 AM     (No. 9471200)

FTA: "We know only that the dead were far more heroic than the leaders who chose not to aid them."
Wish I could pen a phrase like that, VDH is always a must read.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/13/2013 8:07:07 AM     (No. 9471226)

At last check the IRS was STILL TARGETING CONSERVATIVES! TeaParty forms are still being diverted.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 8/13/2013 8:23:26 AM     (No. 9471250)

We are being plagued by scandal fatigue. There are so many scandals and all the investigations are moving along at a snails pace. Each day the media lapdogs are there propping up this administration. They deify the President and continually castigate Republicans. The administration continues to drag its feet by providing heavily redacted documents. Witnesses are hidden by the administration and others come before the committes and lie with no consequences whatsoever. The Republicans are weak and without an overall strategy. Buck up and get serious, but don´t pretend you are doing the people´s business. It is just politics as usual. Where is the focus and urgency? The American people deserve better.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lazyman, 8/13/2013 8:26:11 AM     (No. 9471254)

What gets me is that if a police officer was giving out tickets based on bumper stickers he didn´t like, the press would go out of their minds.
But since 1/2 of the US supports the the idea of hurting their opponents by using the IRS, this isn´t that bad.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/13/2013 8:30:19 AM     (No. 9471262)

I wish we could bring the knowledge wisdom and reason of Victor Davis Hanson into the general social conscious, not to mention schools. The early video mythology, if anything at all, will live on in the minds of well over 50% of the people who will vote in 2014 1nd 2016. Less than 10% will have ever heard of VDH let alone read his works. I suppose I have some work to do if I´m to do my part. We will only turn this ship one personal interaction at a time.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Doctor P, 8/13/2013 8:36:24 AM     (No. 9471275)

and the IG removals is the FATHER of all scandals.

If there is no one to say no, it doesn´t matter what the law says.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99, 8/13/2013 8:49:51 AM     (No. 9471300)

Meanwhile, minorities in NYC are going bonkers over "Stop and Frisk". Isn´t this "Stop and Frisk Conservatives"?

Coming in the future...IRS agent - So, Mr. Smith, you need heart surgery or you´ll die. Before we go any further we need to check your voter registration and party affiliation.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Grambo, 8/13/2013 9:02:24 AM     (No. 9471332)

The Founders gave Congress the mechanism deal with this. Unfortunately, they could not give future Congresses the courage to use that mechanism.

May every Representative in this 112th Congress forever bear the shame of their cowardice.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 8/13/2013 9:16:49 AM     (No. 9471350)

Victor Davis Hanson....the best! This article is correct, precise, well-documented and clearly written. And one thing more.....absolutely chilling.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 8/13/2013 9:41:43 AM     (No. 9471400)

#6, I would state that a little more forcefully: The system (i.e. our political class) is more than broken. It is an on-going criminal conspriacy that the American people should RICO.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/13/2013 9:57:04 AM     (No. 9471428)

We are beginning to look a lot like ancient Rome. Today´s Christians are the Tea Party. The hapless Roman Senate sits in silence as the liberals and media turn thumbs down.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/13/2013 10:21:18 AM     (No. 9471478)

The crime is the turning of a blind eye to all this by congress and the media. If the press wont do their constitutional duty, their constitutional protections should be taken away making them liable for prosecution for criminal collusion. Same for boehner and his motley crew.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/13/2013 10:28:09 AM     (No. 9471492)

GOP response ... "What Dies It Matter Now?"

Folks we are very very close to being Horatio at the Bridge.

" .. Rome had placed its defense in the hands of an entire army of cowards, which not only could not hold one hill but after drawing up a line of battle could not stand even the first charge of the enemy."


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/13/2013 10:34:08 AM     (No. 9471515)

He missed one scandal that may be bigger than Benghazi. That is the deaths of Seal Team 6 as payment to the Taliban for killing Bin Laden, the cremation of their bodies, substitution of Afghannies at the last minute before the mission, and allowing a Muslim cleric to condemn the all to hell at their memorial service.

That is the biggest scandal of all.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jglas, 8/13/2013 10:38:40 AM     (No. 9471528)

As bad as VDH depicts Benghazi I think it´s worse, much worse. There are claims of collusion between Obama and Morsi and the MusBros (represented essentially by al Qaeda or Ansar al Sharia a name to disguise al Qaeda) to trade Stevens for the blind Sheik (Stevens to be captured in the attack on Benghazi . . .obviously the deal went bad). Then there is the matter of 400 US missiles diverted to Lybia which ended up in the hands of al Qaeda. In other words if this was all exposed their wouldn`t have been meer fear that people might realize al Qaeda wasn´t dead and on the run as alleged but that the administration was actually colluding with them through Morsi and the MusBros. That transcends lying and approaches treason.

At the very least this demands an investigation. I hope the Republican investigators aren´t just trying to get sufficient scandal material to win an election but are going for the truth.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 8/13/2013 10:41:03 AM     (No. 9471532)

I can´t believe that I once thought our Congress looked out for us. Niave me! They are the weakest link in all of this, seconded by the lo-fos. The only hope is for the states to rise up, but then again, they need those federal dollars. No hope there! WHere do we go from here?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: caddyjak, 8/13/2013 10:51:49 AM     (No. 9471548)

The only truth teller in the entire sorry saga is the honest guy who produced the Muhammed video. The criminality and immorality of Muhammed was portrayed truthfully with some humor. I suggest everyone view it and remember it´s deadly lesson.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Nan, 8/13/2013 10:56:00 AM     (No. 9471562)

I am beginning to think that Obama´s plan, which his administration is following, is to cause so much chaos is the government that the country will never recover.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Freeloader, 8/13/2013 11:03:18 AM     (No. 9471573)

Amen #19...The horrendous situation "America The Beautiful" finds itself in today, under the reign of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Zero-Nero, is nothing new to world history...For confirmation, look no further than Edward Gibbon´s monumental, 18th Century classic entitled "The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: NotaBene, 8/13/2013 11:32:43 AM     (No. 9471652)

VDH is a genious.

In the meantime, the humorous video "Innocence of Muslims" has been censored by YouTube and is no longer accessible online. Muslims will have no fear of US if we just keep giving in to them. Poor Mr. Nakoula is still in jail and our Libyan al-Quaeda enemies have not been punished.

My hope is that by rolling out Hillary Clinton to hide behind her pantsuit, two months before his re-election, Hussein damaged the Clintons politically.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rafter, 8/13/2013 11:50:21 AM     (No. 9471690)

When it comes to exposing the O-Bomber Badministration...

Any scandal is a good scandal...
And some are better than others...

The IRS-FEC fecklessness ranks right up there...
or down there...
with the worst these criminals have done.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/13/2013 12:44:40 PM     (No. 9471798)

All these Scandals add up to one thing. Obie is overloading the system (Cloward/Piven) so no one can do enough investigating to put him and his criminal cronies in jail.

This will not end well for America...many can smell the stench!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Butch59, 8/13/2013 12:56:28 PM     (No. 9471823)

As VDH puts most of the on going scandals like this article has done, it drives home the point that the only thing that Dims are concerned with is political power. And they will go to any costs to achieve it and once gained, to keep it. And I do mean any means at any cost. If your should disagree with them, they will attempt to destroy you with whatever they can. It´s really scary to think about.

I´m waiting for enough of us to ban together and exercise out 2nd amendment rights.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: proudsaber, 8/13/2013 2:11:07 PM     (No. 9471936)

Phony Scandals - Phony President

My new bumper snicker!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/13/2013 3:50:09 PM     (No. 9472041)

Well said and very truthful- We have a horrible, lying idiot for a President. But, once again the Hillary screech come forward: "What difference does it make?"

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Reply 34 - Posted by: janylou, 8/13/2013 4:47:51 PM     (No. 9472139)

"We know only that the dead were far more heroic than the leaders who chose not to aid them." I can´t help but wonder if that is why Ham, Panetta, and Peteaus resigned?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: peterfleming, 8/13/2013 9:20:11 PM     (No. 9472621)

Sadly, VDH opens with a distorted IRS truth cooly parroted by IRS heads in times past. "The IRS is a system of voluntary compliance". Why open with those lines?
Yeah, it´s voluntary. You sign and agree to
forever testify against yourself. Most Amercians do it out of unexpressed fear of imprisonment. So much for propagandizing by Victor Davis Hansen. Bless his extraordinary intelligence and otherwise good intentions.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: lencu255, 8/13/2013 11:47:27 PM     (No. 9472768)

I don´t know who read my comments, but:
STOP blaming commies/fascists for what they do!
They don´t hide their goals - they are Transforming the countries! Some of them successfully (Russia, China come to mind), some not - Cambodia, Cuba...
Blame repubics who are watching this and nod their collective "head". I am pi$$ed of of the collection of bushes, roves, boehners and robertses, to name the few. They were elected by us, suckers, to keep this country on track, according to the Constitution. But for one reason or another (maybe they are on the hook by commies for things they are afraid to let out of the bag) but this is us, poor schlobs, who are paying the price!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: spahrkl, 8/14/2013 10:04:01 AM     (No. 9473305)

We went through the war with England.
We went through the civil war.
We went through the depression.
We went through the dust bowl era.
We have gone through WWI and WWII.

America is filled with men of determination.
I just feel that the attempt to destroy this country is going to be bigger than anticipated.
If idiots and self serving corrupt individuals are front and center, there are a lot of individuals who have invested heavily in this country and they are not going to go down without a huge fight.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/14/2013 6:44:23 PM     (No. 9474243)

A minor correction on ROME ~ there´s Ancient Rome, a nation state that kicked plenty of tail. There´s Classical Rome, an empire that found it useful to kick Jews around but otherwise went into a period of decline that lasted a good 1400 years!

Be careful to pick the right Rome for your analogies, else you´d think America was the only great nation to be merciful to enemies after a desolate war ~ Rome beat us to that in the Social Wars.

Ancient Rome was rather pagan and given to examining auguries to see which way things were going. Modern America at the top is nothing like Ancient Rome except with respect to auguries ~ we call them polls!

Classical Rome is more like Modern America except we don´t persecute Christians ~ but that´s coming if Mickey Weinstein has his way. In the end Christians took over Classical Rome.

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Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
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

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
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
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
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
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
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
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

You´re in denial if
you think Steve Israel is
wrong about GOP racism

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Daily Beast, by Michael Tomasky    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/14/2014 6:09:58 AM     Post Reply
Some time back, whenever a big racial controversy erupted, I trained myself into the habit of reading about it at FoxNews.com, just for the unbelievable comment threads. Let’s put it this way: If my friends and I went out to a bar and started playing a “let’s write the racist FoxNews.com comment thread” drinking game, our efforts couldn’t begin to approach what I read there.I wasn’t alone. Liberal websites started feasting on these threads. And so, a couple of years ago, Ailes & Co. got wise. Stories about race were, at least in my disheartened experience, closed to comments.

Who Inspired the Nazi-Klan
leader’s Actions in Kansas?
The Answer Here

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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 4/14/2014 6:54:41 AM     Post Reply
As I sit writing from Berlin, Germany—I woke up this morning with the news that a demented American Nazi and KKK leader, Glenn Miller, has been arrested as the main suspect in the Kansas City murder of 3 American Jews. (Snip) Fortunately, a quick look at some of the anti-Semitic extremist websites has led to the following post by Mr. Miller, reproduced verbatim below: Israel Forming Super PAC to Attack Paul & Obama This is some big dookee, yaw’ll. http://runronpaul.com/interviews/isr…on-paul-obama/ Jew journalist Max Blumenthal exposes and explains this attempt by a foreign government Israel, to buy the presidential election for the neo-con, war-mongering republican

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