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Time for full-disclosure
from the right

Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/25/2013 5:51:27 AM

The far right has gotten into a dangerous habit (well, many habits but we’ll focus on one for now). Those who claim to be guardians of conservative purity assume what they advocate is popular. Therefore, the explanations for failing to get what they want must be betrayal or cowardice by their party, lies by the media, or inarticulateness. They imagine if they speak in shrill tones and hammer the same message over and over again they will prevail — provided of course they are not betrayed, undermined and hobbled by their own elected leaders and the devious vast left-wing conspiracy.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 8/25/2013 6:18:43 AM     (No. 9489944)

At the end of this article there is a link to her other artricle The Myth of the Nanny State. Click on it and read it before you decide she is a phony conservative. I agree with the Nanny State article but find myself up in the air about the other. I hope she is not right, but fear that she is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/25/2013 6:24:44 AM     (No. 9489946)

The Post uses "the right" whenever possible, but I rarely see "the left" mentioned.
I wonder why.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/25/2013 6:28:50 AM     (No. 9489950)

Ms. Rubin is entirely correct. The blinders that the far right wears led to the primary loss of two great candidates and the nomination of a weak one, Sharon Angle, to run against Harry Reid. One small example of the far right´s inflexibility leading to a crash and burn. A government shutdown now would wipe out all of our chances of gain in ´14 and even ´16.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/25/2013 6:32:35 AM     (No. 9489956)

This morning we find an article showing collaboration between financial supporters of the enshrined, severely conservative etch a sketch darling of the status quo Rove luving losers guild. And now, predictably, is posted a sneering, condescending beltway spin regarding those political unsophisticates who actually want to present an opposition to what is happening on a daily basis from this regime. They just don´t understand the brilliance offered on a daily basis by the enlightened liberal republicans ( all six of them).

It’s only when go along to get along Bush/Rove/Rockfeller/Romney republicans are honest with themselves and their colleagues that they can assess the plausibility and wisdom of their proposals and devise a strategy for obtaining the desired result. Otherwise it’s a dishonest charade and political suicide. ( the last paragraph, more or less).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bearcat, 8/25/2013 6:54:14 AM     (No. 9489967)

#4 is right, and #5 is why I have no hope.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: philsner, 8/25/2013 7:46:02 AM     (No. 9490001)

Yes, our only hope is to be liberal lite.

And remember, the WaPo wants us to succeed!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/25/2013 7:55:43 AM     (No. 9490012)

The right insists a shutdown of the government is the way to go, concocts a misleading poll to show that it is so, and then declares that the two parties are standing in the way of what they and the “people” want. ~ Jennifer Rubin

Sen. Mike Lee is rejecting the argument that Republicans intend to shut down the federal government over efforts to defund Obamacare. The Utah Republican told a town hall meeting on Thursday night that talk of such a shutdown is a “false narrative based on an absolute lie,” Politico reported. “I need you to help communicate a message, a message to defeat a false narrative based on an absolute lie that has been perpetuated by the political ruling class elite in Washington, D.C., that’s been dutifully reported by an all-too-willing-to-comply media, and that lie that the effort to avoid funding Obamacare is an effort to shut down the government … It’s a darned lie and I reject it,” he said. ~ http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=749246

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Reply 8 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 8/25/2013 7:58:48 AM     (No. 9490018)

I consider myself a member of the political right, but I´ll be dadgum if I will ever NOT vote because I don´t like a particular Repub. candidate´s position on certain issues. The alternative is so much worse, as we can now all attest.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/25/2013 8:07:22 AM     (No. 9490041)

When did it become my civic duty to vote for the candidate who despises me least?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/25/2013 8:25:04 AM     (No. 9490072)

Ms. Rubin fails to identify any ´´conservative´´ who is advocating government shutdown. That´s because there aren´t any. Oh sure, some have pointed out that such a ´shutdown´´ would not result in the instant disintegration of the planet, and in fact has been done many times in the past with absolutely no long-lasting disastrous consequences. But the conservatives are not the ones who could do that, even if they did try.

Our House of Reps hasthe constitutional power of the purse.... they have the contractual obligation to control what gets spent with our forced-voluntary tax money.

The descent of the Republican Party can be traced back in history directly to Karl Rove.

Progressive statists, whether left or right, all want the same end result.... hive mentality for us, queen bee power and control status for themselves.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: franq, 8/25/2013 8:32:20 AM     (No. 9490085)

Rich people (especially lawyers), by and large, do not understand or represent me. There are exceptions (S. Truett Cathy comes to mind), but for the most part love of money has bred many bad passions.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/25/2013 8:39:32 AM     (No. 9490099)

Knock off the labels. "Far Right" is where Republicans of yesteryear resided.
As democrats moved all the way left to socialism and communism, the Right (in the silly effort to be "moderate") moved leftward too. This is the Rove bunch. They want us to believe this is the new normal.
Was Reagan "far right"? He got a good % of democrats to vote for him.
It appears a lot of people here have a listening problem. Sen. Lee and other Republicans have stated that they will fund everything BUT funds for Obamacare.
P.S. It is Sunday, our gov´t. has been shut down since friday..oh the pain !!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: enuf8, 8/25/2013 8:39:33 AM     (No. 9490100)

# 4 - no one is pushing for a gov´t shutdown--not providing funding for obamacare but for ALL other gov´t liabilities (not descretionary spending) is the mantra.
Rubin´s been hanging onto the DC establishment/elites for all her info. It´s her opinion, not facts, that she is pushing--for whom, Boehner, Ryan, Cantor, McCain, Graham???????
Rubin´s snarky articles about Sen. Cruz, Gov. Palin, Sen. Paul and Lee speak loudly about her convictions--and they are not Conservative!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kerryman, 8/25/2013 8:47:06 AM     (No. 9490106)

To read JR, is to laugh! I thought the President could put up some serious "Straw Men" but she´s giving him a serious run. In this case, it´s blaming the Republicans for funding the entire government but not Obamacare and thus shutting it down. Jennifer Baby, Congress decides how money is spent. They are refusing to spend it on Obamacare. The President can either accept it or refuse and thus shut the Government that the Republicans have fully funded down only over the unpopular Obamacare.

The more you decentralize power through Federalism, the less relevant you make thee WaPo and JR. Thus, the woman doth protest too much.

Semper Fi

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/25/2013 8:53:15 AM     (No. 9490123)

All political entities are pushing opinion and rumor to sway the uncommitted to their way of thinking. But the conservative, less government, more truth, less invasion of privacy people in America will not be labeled by anyone. We are for everyone getting fair treatment. If shutting down the government is necessary to rid us of this horrendous health bill, it is well worth it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/25/2013 8:53:27 AM     (No. 9490124)

#4, is it just slightly possible that anyone (including Rubin) can have a policy disagreement with any of those you mentioned and still be a conservative? It´s not only possible, it´s a fact. We should refuse to accept the proposition that all who consider themselves to be conservatives must embrace or reject exactly the same politicians for exactly the same reasons as any other conservative. We are not clones or stamped out, cookie-cut, assembly line lock-steppers, so should take pride in developing independent opinions.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/25/2013 8:54:21 AM     (No. 9490126)

Sorry, that was meant for #15. #4, my mistake.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mws50, 8/25/2013 8:56:47 AM     (No. 9490131)

The ONLY people pushing a government shut-down are democrats, and they will not do it. The House should fund everything except obamacare and force the Senate to accept that funding or shut down the government. The democrats will NOT shut it down, they will cave.

Unfortunately, we only have a few republicans that can see exactly what will happen.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nonsense, 8/25/2013 8:58:34 AM     (No. 9490136)

So disgusted that once again the Left is telling the Right what it should think. The government shut-down was effective, it resulted in Welfare reform. Once again the Left and the cowardly media is clouding the truth with the propaganda spin.

We are not talking about "politics as usual" in 2013, we are talking about the attempt to survive the Demonrats plan to collapse the economy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/25/2013 9:05:51 AM     (No. 9490150)

The Dems in the Senate will not cave, #20, because they have absolutely no incentive to do so and every reason to help the Republicans over the shutdown cliff.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Angry Dumbo, 8/25/2013 9:09:05 AM     (No. 9490156)

Running without your base is not exactly a recipe for success, Ms. Rubin.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/25/2013 9:19:22 AM     (No. 9490167)

All Republicans in Congress should have the same message: democrats passed Obamacare without a single Republican vote. We will fund every aspect of gov´t. except Obamacare. Tell the democrats, you passed it now you figure out a way to fund it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 8/25/2013 9:30:37 AM     (No. 9490180)

I am really tired of the narrative that I have to vote the way Team GOP leaders want so that Team Dem (Team Socialist) does not win. Baloney. I am part of Team America. Call me all the names you want, but I will no longer vote for leftist lite candidates.

As conservatives, we have to stop using the term RINO, and face the reality that they are real Republicans as the party exists today, and that the party has left us.

Either the GOP offers a candidate that exhibits BEHAVIOR I agree with, or I don´t vote for them. I do not care if Team GOP beats Team Dem, or vice versa, if Team America loses either way. The "vote GOP so Dems don´t win" argument no longer works for me.

Team GOP can look elsewhere for a cheerleader. I quit.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: EnsignO, 8/25/2013 9:41:23 AM     (No. 9490196)

#25´s idea is a good one, except telling Democrats to find a way to fund Obamacare. No, no, no - Obamacare should be put to death, simply because that is what is planned by this regime for many of us.

The poor who can´t afford health insurance can always be cared for in creative ways, but killing the world´s best healthcare system will result in regressive care. If you are 60 or 70, you should understand that the regime doesn´t want you around.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 8/25/2013 10:16:46 AM     (No. 9490254)

Jennifer Rubin is no conservative. She is "on the Right" in the same way JMac is "on the Right" - which is to say: LIAR.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pinchem, 8/25/2013 10:41:38 AM     (No. 9490295)

#11 and 26...I just wonder if many people like you, who would stay home and not vote, are truly proud of electing a person like Obama? Yes a lack of a vote allows majority votes to count. If you folks are expecting a candidate to bow down and kiss your behind 100% before you vote then God help this country. It is why a man like Obama got elected.

I would rather have a mediocre President who is faithful to the Constitution than have an incompetent Anti-American Muslim President. What about you?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/25/2013 11:09:07 AM     (No. 9490357)

..and Rubin is the CONSERVATIVE writer for the WaPo!! Good grief!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/25/2013 11:21:22 AM     (No. 9490383)

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Trust No One, 8/25/2013 11:25:26 AM     (No. 9490393)

I´m with #26.

No more for me either. My vote for McCain was the tipping point.

I despise that "war hero" - my azz, he´s a feaking traitor.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: absalom, 8/25/2013 1:33:22 PM     (No. 9490584)

Doofus Rubin running off at the mouth again.
What a surprise? Anyone notice whenever an establishment R lefty scribbles something, the same gaggle of posters rally round nodding approvingly w/high fives? Anyway Rubin is an R shill who understands nothing of either principled conservatism or libertarianism. These are attitudes and convictions about natural law, family unit, precedent and tradition, hierarchy, order; among other values and virtues; which has nothing to do w/republicanism. Edmund Burke was a conservative; Willard Romney is a republican. Doubt any of his water carriers know the difference.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/25/2013 2:08:48 PM     (No. 9490625)

#29 - save your self-righteousness for someone else. As I have posted here many times before, I have voted for the R in every election since I became eligible to vote in 1980. Obama wasn´t elected because of me. That is not, however, a promise to continue to vote for the R as I have gotten incredibly tired of the sanctimonious ones who revile me and blame me at the same time.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: absalom, 8/25/2013 4:24:34 PM     (No. 9490757)

Hey #29, the core reason Obama got elected was because of the buffoonish and feckless eight year presidency of George Bush, who deflated and enraged the voters w/his incompetence. The stay at home cliché is an ignorant slander as is the voter fraud canard both advanced by Romney´s water carriers in order to deflect attention from their colossally inept candidate. Suggest a dose of reality.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/25/2013 5:31:40 PM     (No. 9490817)

Conservatism in man´s natural state. Anything to the left of that is poison. If we are not willing to fight for our beliefs at what point do we start fighting?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/25/2013 6:07:34 PM     (No. 9490880)

Delaware is the most reliably Democrat voting state in the nation ~

There were no viable Republican candidates for Senator. Anyone who thinks so has blinders on.

BTW, next time you folks who think a Republican could have won the open Delaware senate seat see Karl Rove tell him there just aren´t enough of his kind and his gay buddies to swing that vote ~ even if all of them moved there. Just does not compute.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: MissMolly, 8/25/2013 6:07:36 PM     (No. 9490881)

So, fine, #28/29. You´re angry and you´re not going to take it anymore. I can tell you´re prepared to do something other than staying home. But, what? Blustering and blubbering and namecalling at anyone who doesn´t agree is really productive, isn´t it? So, enjoy it when the Dems win again because you wrote in a candidate or voted one of those obscure alternative parties or, maybe, you will be mightily pleased when the Dem wins instead of the (to you) less than perfect GOP candidate.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: MissMolly, 8/25/2013 6:08:12 PM     (No. 9490885)

Whoops! 34/35

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Bohallx, 8/25/2013 6:10:08 PM     (No. 9490888)

#10 ~ no, the last time the ´shut down the gub´mnt´ trick was used it resulted in WELFARE REFORM.

Besides it took place over a weekend where nobody noticed, and Bill Clinton was even more popular than Obama ~ but HE CAVED as will Goober Mugabe ~ they all cave. Democrats can´t take not having the money to spend for any time at all.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/25/2013 7:10:48 PM     (No. 9490966)

It´s not name-calling to respond when someone falsely accuses you of something. But thanks for offering your two cents worth #38.

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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
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

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

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

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

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

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

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