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GOP Establishment Signals Primary Fight Against
Tea Party Favorite Mike Lee

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy

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Posted By:mikkins2, 10/27/2013 9:50:36 AM

On Tuesday, 79-year old Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), now serving his seventh term in the Senate, signaled that he and other members of the Republican establishment are likely to encourage a primary challenge to first term Senator Mike Lee (R-UT). Lee upset former Senator Robert Bennett (R-UT) in the 2010 Utah Republican primary convention in the Tea Party´s first major primary win over a Republican establishment politician. Hatch told the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio that "[i]t´s time now... for Lee and other tea party Republicans to be ´rehabilitated´ for refusing to pass a budget bill needed to keep the government operating

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Hatch and the rest of the Republican Establishment see Lee as a threat to end the Washington D.C. gravy train and will do anything to protect their little fiefdom.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cmardh, 10/27/2013 10:00:54 AM     (No. 9584574)

Do it at your own risk, old man. You´re expendable too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/27/2013 10:05:03 AM     (No. 9584579)

Hey Orrin, ya might wanna ask Sen Bennett- Mike Lee has knocked over bigger men than you just GETTIN´ to a fight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noparallel, 10/27/2013 10:08:21 AM     (No. 9584583)

Hey Orrin, Mark Levin endorsed you and is sorry he did. I´ll bet he can´t wait for this fight, I know I can´t. This will be a cake walk.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/27/2013 10:08:22 AM     (No. 9584584)

You see...instead of working with us they drive us away.

These old used up farts can´t win without us yet they persist.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/27/2013 10:10:54 AM     (No. 9584586)

We´re going to need a sort of "extinction" among these elderly establishment GOP types. Hatch is saying that Lee "rocked the good ol´ boy boat" which apparently trumps the well-being of the country within the Senate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/27/2013 10:11:43 AM     (No. 9584588)

Yeah Mike. Wish I lived in Utah to be able to vote for you. Good luck Sir. Chicken Hatch needs to fly the coop Seems all he is able to accomplish in his later years is lay eggs.

PS Come on down to Texas and audition for the job. We certainly need a replacement for Cornyn.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Echohawk, 10/27/2013 10:16:19 AM     (No. 9584595)

As I recall, the Bennett family thought this seat was their seat. They were very much mistaken.
As Walt said to Hank, "Tread lightly."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 10/27/2013 10:16:59 AM     (No. 9584597)

[grin] Can´t you find anyone in Texas who will help you find a primary opponent for Senator Cornyn? I guess not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 10/27/2013 10:17:24 AM     (No. 9584598)

"seventh term" pretty much sums up the problem. In time, most all (i will exempt some, like ron paul)become "company men" and exist to support the company/government institution the work for

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/27/2013 10:21:12 AM     (No. 9584608)

Opportunity knocks! Calling all Senate RINOs - Please, please, pretty please endorse Mike Lee´s opponent. We need you to come out into the open where we can see you more clearly. Can´t wait for you to be on one side with Ted and Sarah standing on the other.

Please.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/27/2013 10:30:27 AM     (No. 9584624)

#4 is exactly right. Let´s see how well the Establishment Republicans do without the Tea Party- we gave you back control of the house and you have stabbed us in the back; we won´t be fooled again.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hotcorner, 10/27/2013 10:32:09 AM     (No. 9584625)

Lee should be celebrated. Time for a new Republican-Conservative-Tea Party.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RancherJack, 10/27/2013 10:36:21 AM     (No. 9584632)

They ain´t called the Party of Stupid for nothing ..

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/27/2013 10:38:08 AM     (No. 9584636)

#10, Palin endorsed Hatch in 2012 against his Tea Party opponent, saying that Hatch was among the one percent of politicians she wanted to see re-elected. If she´s wise, she´ll stay out of this.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/27/2013 10:38:44 AM     (No. 9584638)

Time for Hatch to retire. He´s stayed too long at the fair.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/27/2013 10:43:44 AM     (No. 9584647)

Orrin´s world is being shaken. He can no longer feel the
p o w e r. The game board has changed. Too late for him to be "rehabilitated."
I will enjoy seeing anyone he supports, defeated.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mws50, 10/27/2013 10:51:46 AM     (No. 9584661)

To augment #15s post:

Orrin Hatch, resign... for the good of our Nation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Kerryman, 10/27/2013 10:53:36 AM     (No. 9584664)

Bring it!!!!!

Semper Fi

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 10/27/2013 10:58:45 AM     (No. 9584670)

I remember that, #14. The endorsement came after Hatch sent her a gushy, toe-licking public Valentine. Michelle Malkin was furious and had a lot of questions about the Palin endorsement of Hatch.

But, Hatch needs to stay out of this particular situation.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/27/2013 11:10:31 AM     (No. 9584684)

If only they fought this hard against democrats.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/27/2013 11:11:08 AM     (No. 9584686)

Orrin Hatch?...You mean the same GOP Establishment guy who led the "fight" to put Ruth Bader Ginsburg on The United States Supreme Court and wrote the tribute song, "Headed Home," in memory of his beloved departed "frat brother," the late Senator Edward Moore Kennedy of Massachusetts?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/27/2013 11:12:05 AM     (No. 9584688)

It seems Hatch cannot stay out of this situation...although he will likely not endorse any opposition to Lee out of courtesy. Hatch speaks to conservatives like the minister who´s messing with your spouse.

And RINO Huntaman: "[y]ou don’t have ideological wack-jobs..." But political whack jobs are okay, right Mr. Ambassador?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/27/2013 11:12:52 AM     (No. 9584689)

During the last presidential primary campaign, we were told by his supporters that Mitt Romney was best because he was a Washington outsider. I´m their twisted logic, Gingrich and Santorum were Washington insiders. Yet when Orrin Hatch was challenged in the primary by Dan Liljenquist, a TEA party opponent who mirrored Mitt Romney in almost every other way, Romney endorsed Hatch and cut ads for him. Some Romney supporters broke with him and supported Liljenquist. Most remained silent. One even defended Romney by claiming we needed Washington insiders like Hatch despite having said the opposite for months.

Dan Liljenquist was a litmus test for the intellectual honesty and conservative consistency of Romney supporters, and most failed. (Palin uncharacteristically also got it wrong but for the right reasons, having been lulled Hatch´s camouflage support for a balanced budget amendment.)

Now the masks are falling and the GOP establishment is increasingly revealed as enemies of conservatism. It may be too late to vote Orrin Hatch and John McCain out of office. We´ll probably have to carry them out by the handles. But we can vote against their friends and support men like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/27/2013 11:13:29 AM     (No. 9584691)

Palin did endorse Hatch - just exactly like many other fine Americans. Her record of backing winners is still stellar. Hatch has PROVEN himself to be a self-serving little worm for many years. Why on earth Utah voters have been fooled this long is beyond me.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nimby, 10/27/2013 11:14:49 AM     (No. 9584692)

Nothing is more vile than the current establishment GOP. They eat their young. Case in point, the 79 year old Hatch!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/27/2013 11:23:18 AM     (No. 9584701)

Time to have Hatch deploy his golden parachute. He´s definitely one of those Republicans funded by donations to Friends of Invertebrates.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/27/2013 11:42:00 AM     (No. 9584720)

I see the anti-Palin quilting bee has weighed in above, as they inevitably do. They misunderstand her so well.

Palin mistakenly believed Orrin Hatch was a balanced budget conservative when in fact he is a GOP establishment Republican reptile who assumes the colors of whatever political background he needs to in order to keep sunning himself on the rocks around capitol hill. In other words, she trusted the GOP establishment too much. It´s a mistake we are all learning not to make.

In the meantime, if you think Sarah´s going to "stay out of this," there are some mistakes you´ll soon learn not to make about her.

And us.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Robert Jones, 10/27/2013 11:43:20 AM     (No. 9584723)

I can´t believe how stupid and narrow minded the old guard is. Brings to mind the Bridge over the River Kwai. A third party would be suicide. We need to take over the Republican Party like the communists and Marxists took over the Democratic Party.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/27/2013 11:46:11 AM     (No. 9584725)

I could understand Palin endorsing McCain, he put her on the spot and she couldn´t very well back away from the man she publicly endorsed for president, but I´ve never, ever understood her support for Hatch.

I do hope she stays out of this one. At the very least, I expect her to support Lee. And if Hatch runs again, I would hope she wouldn´t let him put her on the spot in the McCain way. I wouldn´t put it past either one of them, though.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/27/2013 12:01:44 PM     (No. 9584743)

Hatch = 7 terms X 6 = 42 years. Our Founding Fathers served their term then went back to their farms and businesses.
It was never their intention to have politics become a career..where wealth is accumulated by "doing what´s best for me me " the People be darned.
Governemnt is corrupt. Term limits needed for ALL, including the Supreme Court, because they answer to NO ONE..no checks and balances. The Supreme Court is corrupted too.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 10/27/2013 12:14:04 PM     (No. 9584747)

´´... 79-year old Senator [insert any U.S. Senator here] (X-XX), now serving his seventh term in the Senate....´´

That should never - NOT EVER - be said about ANYONE. No normal, sane person should ever WANT that to be said about himself.

Being a senior out here in Real World is meaning less and less. Being a senior SENATOR should be outright criminal. It certainly is meaning less and less to ME.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: pigop, 10/27/2013 12:16:29 PM     (No. 9584748)

We need to elect the likes of Cruzes and Lees and get rid of these RINOs that have been so entrenched in DC that they are causing grave damage to America and freedom.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/27/2013 12:20:27 PM     (No. 9584754)

Lee doesn´t have a primary opponent yet. This may all blow away when his home state reclaims him. I was surprised that his poll numbers in Utah are so bad, but Utahns aren´t stupid. They won´t throw out a smart senator for an unknown. Orrin Hatch may just be flashing his bonafides.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/27/2013 12:23:15 PM     (No. 9584758)

Orrin is a back stabbing traitor. Throw him off the committees onto the back bench corner.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/27/2013 12:25:13 PM     (No. 9584759)

Bumper Sticker: Down the Hatch.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: The Maggster, 10/27/2013 12:39:51 PM     (No. 9584776)

The GOP establishment is a tremendous disappointment. It seems we really do need term limits for both the Senate and House of Reps. If only we had more members of Congress with the integrity, tenacity, intelligence and love of America and Americans that Senator Mike Lee possesses. Shame on these egotistical old guys.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: BarryNo, 10/27/2013 1:23:23 PM     (No. 9584813)

Bring it, Hatch!! With this, you have proven your allegiance, and your betrayal for power.

We will primary YOU, and send you home a failure and a fraud!!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: LittleRedHen1, 10/27/2013 2:32:30 PM     (No. 9584882)

The contemptible Republican establishment ignores the obvious. Obama, who publicly said he would not negotiate with those who opposed him, was the major cause of the Government shutdown. He shut the Government down to preserve Obamacare, something that is incapable of working. A principal duty of the Congress is to not fund things that will not work. Mike Lee gets it. The Republican Establishment does not.

For those who do not know, software is a series of commands that reflect the clear goals and vision of the manager and management. Garbage In, Garbage Out.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Chippewa, 10/27/2013 3:06:09 PM     (No. 9584922)

My Dad is slightly older than Orrin Hatch, but much smarter. We took away his car keys. When is America going to take away Orrin´s right to help ruin the country?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 10/27/2013 3:08:43 PM     (No. 9584925)

They will fail.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: blizzard, 10/27/2013 6:44:50 PM     (No. 9585112)

I´m done with the GOP establishment. I will vote for the Tea Party candidate or the Libertarian candidate...only.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: redgrains, 10/27/2013 8:11:04 PM     (No. 9585207)


This old fool, Hatch, is still fomenting resentment and worse. Truly, Hatch will die an acknowledged fool for the defeat-Lee errand..
Sad, pathetic, small man.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ramona, 10/28/2013 4:46:18 PM     (No. 9586470)

I wonder if Poster #27 meant to type "anti-Palin guilting bee" - just wonderin´!
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 44 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/28/2013 8:00:34 PM     (No. 9586820)

Not one of us has ever claimed Sarah to be the perfect Won...as some do claim for our current pResident. We do know Sarah stands tall, loves her country and is certainly ready to call out any adversary. She may have endorsed losers Hatch and McCain, but she was right on ´target´ when she saw the shining light in Ted Cruz. It took many months of soul searching to forgive her for the McCain acknowledgment, and though forgiven, it will never be forgotten. How she deals with the Rube in the future will be interesting indeed. A study in human nature.

So perfect or not, she is the mainstay of the Conservative party. As are countless others who stand with her

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I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

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

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

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

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

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


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