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An Obama voter´s cry of despair
CNN, by Nathaniel P. Morris

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 11/2/2013 5:34:19 AM

I´m reading a terribly sad book these days. It´s a book that I thought would uplift me during the doldrums of second-year medical school, and renew in me a sense of hope. It´s called "The Audacity to Win," and it´s a memoir of Barack Obama´s 2008 presidential campaign. When I´m finished with my patient write-ups at night and get into bed, the book returns me to a time when politics inspired millions and speeches could take your breath away. The election turned out to be a landslide, and news anchors paused to reflect on the historic nature of the hour. My classmates

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/2/2013 5:53:48 AM     (No. 9594684)

And you thought all Harvard medical students are smart?

This clown voted for Obama twice and is surprised by who Obama turned out to be (in contrast to most of us, who spotted this statist phony from day one). And he still apparently thinks Obamacare is wonderful. Guess when he enters the medical profession he will be in for yet another unpleasant surprise.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 11/2/2013 5:58:44 AM     (No. 9594687)

...Kinda like finding out there isn´t a tooth fairy. Why, there´s a Flim Flam man in our Nation´s house!
I´ll never see physicians in the same light after reading this.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/2/2013 6:02:57 AM     (No. 9594693)

#1, the worst thing is that the writer wants Obama to "remember who he is". He doesn´t understand that all of the things which he sees as a failure by this Administration are "who Obama is."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/2/2013 6:10:22 AM     (No. 9594701)

What really happened is this clown saw all the costs of medical school and future earnings going straight to perdition.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DaddyO, 11/2/2013 6:14:15 AM     (No. 9594707)

There are two issues with this fiasco: one with the actual website, which is an amazing bit of incompetence, and the other with the actual plan, which anyone with a brain could see would never work.

The media has carried Obama´s water for years, with record deficits, unemployment, and scandals ignored. Obama intentionally planned this disaster to begin in 2014 because he didn´t want it to muck up his re-election.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/2/2013 6:43:08 AM     (No. 9594732)

Many of our problems might be solved by raising the voting age to 30. It is a mistake to encourage young people to vote. How are they supposed to have acquired the wisdom and experience to judge complex matters - especially if they, like the writer of this piece, have been in school all their lives?

Expansion of the franchise may not have caused our decline, but it has certainly hastened it. The machine - the U.S. system of government- was simply not designed to run the way it is being run, i.e. on universal enfranchisement. The results were predictable. It is a classic case of GIGO: garbage in, garbage out. It is going to get worse, for Democrats want convicted felons to be able to vote.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 11/2/2013 6:45:09 AM     (No. 9594734)

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. In Nathaniel´s case, a brain transplant is his only hope.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nota bene, 11/2/2013 7:10:15 AM     (No. 9594755)

Young and smart and gets it? Really?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 11/2/2013 7:10:53 AM     (No. 9594756)

#7, I have thought about the need to raise the voting age too; however, many people of my own middle-age group act and think like self-absorbed, gullible, self-important, and petulant children. If we were to raise the voting age to 65, there would still be many, like this author´s own parents who apparently were busy gathering newspaper articles about their faux messiah in 2008. I wonder if they made a scrapbook to remember the gloriousness of the "mmm, mmm, mmm" time by. The things Nathaniel Morris sees as Obama´s great successes are, to me, among the many disasters for our republic.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bubby, 11/2/2013 7:16:16 AM     (No. 9594761)

One of our problems is Harvard itself. All the leftist statist professors there are turning out affirmative action idiots like obama and self loathing whites like Nathaniel in droves. The so called Ivy League schools should be shutdown and the Marxist profs, like the ones that obama was drawn to, sent packing. The so called best and brightest from these colleges and universities are destroying this country with all their drivel about diversity and fairness.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gone2pot, 11/2/2013 7:16:27 AM     (No. 9594762)

Republican obstructionism cannot explain allowing the bugging of foreign leaders... having drones strike innocent children overseas... the National Security Agency collect data on the private lives of Americans...prosecuting whistle-blowers who reveal government wrongdoing... assassinating Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen, without a trial...shirking public funding and spending limits during presidential campaigns.

Oh sure it can and will and CNN will help make sure that the Free Stuff Army, you know, the people who´ll soon be your patients, continue to blame it all on anyone or anything but their Saviorness.

It makes me yearn for the many promises that disappeared.

Nate, to steal from Paul Simon, you;re "Still Stupid After All These Years." The title of your article should be "I Miss The Way I Felt When I Believed In Fairy Dust." Good luck with the Free Stuff Army. You voted for it. Oh, and btw, new concept you´ve NEVER heard of before in your life; decisions have consequences, but it doesn´t look like you´ll ever grasp that. Looks like your "mojo" is in the way.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 11/2/2013 7:18:28 AM     (No. 9594764)

My policy on this is that the people who voted for Obama were NOT ignorant. They were NOT misled. I reject the notion that they are even surprised.

All this chaos and damage was intentional. I will not allow them to run from their decision, nor let them hide.

They voted for Obama on purpose, and especially for this purpose: to keep him in power long enough to make sure Obamacare became established. They did it because they thought they would benefit personally. They didn´t care who or how Obamacare was going affect as long as they got a benefit.

They are NOT crying out in despair. These are the lying tears of the swindler and standard procedure in the escape phase of a successful fraud.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: Really?, 11/2/2013 7:18:58 AM     (No. 9594765)

Isn´t it funny to think of someone who was so young talking about the "need for change".......as if he had any idea how things "should be".

I have known and worked with many people from Harvard. The one thing I feel like I can see in all of them is an attitude that they know everything and they are helping everyone else by sharing their vast knowledge.

They are quite "educated", but no better suited for leadership than anyone else. In fact, they can be very dangerous.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Really?, 11/2/2013 7:20:59 AM     (No. 9594770)

.......and you have to love the line "and speeches could take your breathe away". How foolish can a person be ?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 11/2/2013 7:22:03 AM     (No. 9594774)

Attention medical malpractice insurers! Be on the lookout for a quack named Nathaniel Norris. He is incapable of critical thought. See his published article.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MirJoy, 11/2/2013 7:22:23 AM     (No. 9594776)

Methinks the smart, young man has spoken to smart, old physicians who informed him that his future income will be much less than he planned it would be under the Affordable Care Act.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickeymat, 11/2/2013 7:25:31 AM     (No. 9594781)

Nate has learned very little. He needs to realize that humans are herd animals and start distancing himself from the herd. Any bets on who he votes for in the next presidential election? You know who it will be.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Distorted, 11/2/2013 7:28:24 AM     (No. 9594787)

The doctors ministering in the jungle in a hut have to come from somewhere. Get your shots before you leave, Nate.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: radvet1, 11/2/2013 7:36:40 AM     (No. 9594797)

My observations on liberals is that they fall into 2 categories.
#1 - not so bright, but idealistic. Believe we can have equality in everything( ie: salaries, insurance, vehicles, homes, etc) without any loss of "freedom" - utopia.
#2 - intelligent but evil liberals. they understand that to achieve liberal utopia of equality they need the thumb of government control and ultimately a loss of freedom is worth it for the end game.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 11/2/2013 7:37:29 AM     (No. 9594800)

What all posters above have said...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 11/2/2013 7:37:36 AM     (No. 9594801)

FTA: ...a public option for health care...

"Option"? There are no options from Obama. He dictates.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: NYBruin, 11/2/2013 7:41:04 AM     (No. 9594808)

Just wait, Nate! When Obamacare fails and we go to a single payer plan, you will be a government employee - like a postman in a white lab coat.

Oh, and good luck paying off those six figure student loans on a government salary.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/2/2013 7:46:15 AM     (No. 9594819)

I agree with all the above. It just underscores the truth that youthful voters are deficient in reasoning ability. They have no life experience.

This is why the Marxist/Socialists took control of the schools, to mold and shape those minds of mush.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/2/2013 7:48:57 AM     (No. 9594823)

Just wait until this naif runs into the members of the permanent underclass and their super-sized sense of entitlement and their indulgences (tats, acrylic nails, designer bags, piercings, etc). He´s in for a second rude shock. It will probably happen during his internship and residency.




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Reply 25 - Posted by: EnsignO, 11/2/2013 7:52:41 AM     (No. 9594826)

I know that both words start with an "h", but it´s their meaning that Nathaniel must be confused by. After all Obama went to Harvard and he surely knows the difference.

hippocratic (as in the oath all graduating doctors swear to, which kinda states "First do no harm". Supposedly it doesn´t, but it comes close.)

hypocrite:
1.a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
2.a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: NancyD, 11/2/2013 7:53:32 AM     (No. 9594828)

This article proves that imagery, smoke and mirrors, and word (not actions) are what most liberals vote for.

They didn´t look at his record or should I say non-existent record.

BO is nothing but a speech reader, and empty suit... empty chair.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 11/2/2013 7:56:56 AM     (No. 9594832)

In the eyes of the left, and this guy is certainly a good example, Republican obstructionism is a fact. Democrat obstructionism is an oxymoron.

The writer has the disease and it´s incurable.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 11/2/2013 7:57:52 AM     (No. 9594834)

If you can´t recognize failure when you see it you will be a failure yourself.
There are educated people, my grandmother used to call book smart, who go through life stupid.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: kar120c, 11/2/2013 7:58:28 AM     (No. 9594837)

A few facts about this article...

1) This fellow writes an article about Mr. Obama covering, among other things, many of Mr. Obama´s failures the past 5 years.

2) This fellow writes said article without once finding need to use the word "competence" (or any derivative thereof).

3) This fellow is studying medicine at Harvard Medical School. Apparently, he wants to be a doctor.

A review of these facts leads one to conclude that this fellow got into Harvard Medical School, the same way that Mr. Obama got into Harvard Law School (and the White House, later on).

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Reply 30 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 11/2/2013 7:59:03 AM     (No. 9594838)

I do not want this person to evaluate my medical condition....

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bassman, 11/2/2013 7:59:36 AM     (No. 9594839)

#20 nailed exactly what I´ve been saying since Obama was reelected except in a more simplistic way. I say that the Dem voters are either:
1) Stupid
or
2) They´re in on it!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/2/2013 8:08:01 AM     (No. 9594847)

In words that a doctor will understand - the man is a maleavolent sociopathic narcississt, a twisted deviant of the lowest order. If he really goes back to who he is we are in deeper doodoo.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/2/2013 8:17:16 AM     (No. 9594861)

I like all the above comments. It´s too bad this young man didn´t have parents who taught him critical thinking skills. They sound like the typical liberal. How could anyone buy the rhetoric that Obama was peddling? "We are the ones we have been waiting for!" That one sentence told me everything I needed to know about Obama. He was prone to hyperbole, had an ego the size of Texas, and humility was foreign to him. He was a fraud from the get go. His supporters didn´t want to see it. Liberals are a danger to any society because they are so easily duped. This young man and his parents are shining examples of that. Reality will really hit him in the face when he learns that his profession is not going to provide him with the lifestyle he expected. That will be his ultimate epiphany. I can´t say I am sorry for him. When you reject the truth because it doesn´t fit your world view, life will slap you up side the head.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/2/2013 8:19:07 AM     (No. 9594862)

On the 12-step recovery program from liberal to conservative Nathaniel is on about step 1-1/2. He´s got a long, long way to go, but perhaps there is hope.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: franq, 11/2/2013 8:27:40 AM     (No. 9594870)

Great posts, all. Speeches that could take your breath away? What, does he have asthma? Anyone who thinks Hussein is an orator does not have very high standards. Reading a teleprompter is not a skill.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: poison spring, 11/2/2013 8:27:44 AM     (No. 9594871)

This is intellectual laziness. If he puts as much effort into treating any patients he may have when puts on the white coat as he has into into analyzing politics, his patients will be in real trouble.
Also. Have I missed something? He says that Obama has not closed the "base at Guantanamo Bay". I thought it was just the terrorist country club that they wanted to shut down.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: cobieone, 11/2/2013 8:29:52 AM     (No. 9594878)

This is a very depressing article. This young man has no idea what this nation was founded to be, no concept of the idea of limited government. At such a young age, bought into the "hope and change" BS. Change from what? To What? He had no idea this "young team of visionaries" was talking about fundamental change, changing from what this nation was founded to be. Of course, now he is upset at the promises Zero has failed to keep, after listing his "great and varied accomplishments". And as we read in his article, his parents are obviously complete idiots. Our youth is clearly not being taught our constitution and basic civics. It is difficult to see how the US survives as founded.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: lil dotty, 11/2/2013 8:30:29 AM     (No. 9594880)

Chinese proverb: When the wise man points at the moon the fool looks at the finger...
Mr. Morris, fortunately our Founding Fathers had much more experience in human nature than you. Voting is not your just your civic duty. It is truly your life. Everything, all the time, forever. That ripple in the pond which touches all around, forever and ever. Persons such as you will be held responsible when judgment is given as to the cause of America ceasing to be. The Lathe of Heaven is in your hands, yet you are too inexperienced to use it.


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Reply 39 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 11/2/2013 8:43:38 AM     (No. 9594898)

I´m not so sure Morris "gets it." He obviously bought into the hope and change hype and even though Barry has been exposed as an incompetent Marxist thug, Morris still clearly believes the hype and would vote for the fraud a third time. This further confirms my belief that the best and the brightest aren´t attending Harvard.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: OhioTom, 11/2/2013 8:49:24 AM     (No. 9594905)



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Reply 41 - Posted by: OhioTom, 11/2/2013 8:50:51 AM     (No. 9594909)

No he still doesn´t get it. Just a disallusioned lib who will vote for the next commie to come down the road. No sympathies for this loser.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Patchy groundfog, 11/2/2013 9:07:47 AM     (No. 9594924)

It may be opinion but that doesn´t excuse the writer´s trip hammer use of the pronoun ´I´ - much like his fallen idol.

And when will they shut up about Gitmo? These people aren´t going anywhere because they can´t go anywhere else. 250 of the most vile murderous scum are nothing compared to the multitudes running riot throughout the world.

It´s a purely symbolic issue which is why it´s attractive to lefties eager to show their correct mode of thought.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 11/2/2013 9:11:14 AM     (No. 9594926)

Due to the extremes on both sides of the aisle, the polls showing favorability ratings can be very misleading, unless the poll allows the person polled to identify their primary issue that caused their negative rating.
So don´t be comforted by assuming that the negative feelings reflect people coming around to our opinion.

The extreme left is not satisfied because he has not managed to fully turn us into a socialist state in 5 years (although they should give him a C for his effort).
The liberal idealists who might lean toward liberitarian opinions are viewing him negatively due to his NSA and drone activities.
The yellow dog democrats, who naively thought their vote for a black president would get us over the hump of prejudice in this country, are shocked at what he has done that has cost them money.
And then there are those of us who knew all along what he was all about.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/2/2013 9:24:12 AM     (No. 9594945)

Right, and the Germans felt a lot different in1945 than they did in 1932.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: lana720, 11/2/2013 9:24:14 AM     (No. 9594946)

#40, so well stated! Everything we do resounds; we just usually do not realize the extent.

Obviously, this kid who is trying to become a doctor is easily swayed. It makes me wonder how he approaches everything else in his life - touchy feely is somehow better than logic and good sense, plus values and morals with a knowledge and an understanding of history.

Start looking for a place where English is spoken so you won´t be a union employee doctor.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/2/2013 9:26:44 AM     (No. 9594948)

Why is it that all I had to know about Obama is that he wanted to fundamentally transform America? Regardless of my ideology I understand that the whole purpose of the Constitution was to prevent ANY president or faction from changing the fundamentals of our government without going through the amnendment process outlined in the document itself.

Obama told us he was going to violate his oath before ever taking it.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: chicodon, 11/2/2013 9:27:01 AM     (No. 9594949)

This Washington Examiner headline says it all: "Obamacare shock: $12,600 deductible, 40 percent co-pay, zero competition"

It´s obvious that Obamacare is designed to fail. It´s a Rube-Goldberg contraption. Just think of how much simpler it would be if it was paid via income taxes. The same middle class chumps will pay for it but the rubes (myself included) won´t face the sticker shock.

That has been the plan from day one (sadly by elites in both parties). So Nathaniel, you have a bright future ahead at a Kaiser style healthcare mill. Good luck.

PS: Always remember the EU motto... "United in diversity". You´ll need it.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: EnsignO, 11/2/2013 9:29:20 AM     (No. 9594955)

Pardon a second post but fellow Ldotters are on a roll this morning. You´ve given me three more words starting with an "h" that fit Obama and his Harvard attendance:

hyperbole - see #35´s post
humility - Obama doesn´t have it- see #35
hype - see #41 - it has a slightly different meaning than "hyperbole"

Also thanks to #40 for the Chinese proverb - I will smile all day long over than one and will pass it along for others to enjoy.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Shucky, 11/2/2013 9:38:20 AM     (No. 9594979)

What fool would knowingly go to a doctor who exercises such poor judgment?

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/2/2013 9:43:20 AM     (No. 9594988)

Hooray for Lucianne´s readers. Not fooled twice, nor even once, as to whom we have in the White House. Not impressed with the cries of angst that are oozing through the floorboards, nor foolishly optimistic that at last most will see the light. Readers are right, this sad little soul would vote him in a third time given the chance.
When and if his ilk start screaming for impeachment, we´ll know they have truly turned. Till then, kill the kudos!

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Reply 51 - Posted by: jglas, 11/2/2013 9:57:19 AM     (No. 9595015)

Hey kid, Obama won the election and he´ll destroy the country the way he sees fit, not the way you see fit. Get it?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/2/2013 10:08:20 AM     (No. 9595033)

Most or all of this starts at home within the family and is affirmed at corrupted schools. Then it´s off to Harvard to follow in the footsteps of our glorious leader.

What ever happened to that old saying ´fool me once and its your fault, fool me twice and its my fault´. If he hasn´t learned that by the age of 5, then he´s hopeless and this article only confirms that he doesn´t have a grip on life.

As someone said above, he will probably vote for Hillary in the next election, instead of someone who tried to warn people like him of the dangers ahead.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/2/2013 10:19:01 AM     (No. 9595056)

When did Obama have an 82% approval as stated in the article? He won by 3 or 4 percent.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 11/2/2013 10:23:00 AM     (No. 9595061)

The Koolaide drinker still cannot see... I pray someone so lacking in seeing the obvious is never the fool who will make medical decisions for me!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 11/2/2013 10:25:41 AM     (No. 9595065)

Hey kid, you´re smart enough to get into Harvard but not smart enough to grasp when somebody´s lying thru his teeth.

You voted for this liar twice? I´ll be checking the credentials at every doctor´s office I enter, as I do NOT want to be treated by some fool out of Harvard Med.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 11/2/2013 10:39:03 AM     (No. 9595089)

With all due respect to our genial hostess and staff--This guy doesn´t sound too smart to me, and I don´t think he "gets it". He´s basically still whining about those mean Republicans, and that 0 isn´t being leftist enough for him. And he still thinks 0 can turn it around.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: thetaxi, 11/2/2013 10:42:30 AM     (No. 9595097)

So..... at Harvard? Who could he possibly be defending Obama´s track record from there?

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Reply 58 - Posted by: fire_mission, 11/2/2013 10:51:21 AM     (No. 9595112)

The author is a red diaper baby.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: krause, 11/2/2013 10:55:03 AM     (No. 9595115)

I look at those people behind him, smiling, nodding their heads, clapping, and can´t help but think...´he´s eating their lunch with higher taxes, higher spending, higher healthcare premiums, poorer medical care, lower wages....and they don´t even know it.´

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Reply 60 - Posted by: cshoff, 11/2/2013 10:56:32 AM     (No. 9595118)

Nate:

If you like your brain, you can keep your brain.

Liberalism is a mental disease.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Shmowry1, 11/2/2013 10:59:01 AM     (No. 9595123)

Useful idiots.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/2/2013 10:59:07 AM     (No. 9595124)

My surgeon husband has long said that doctors are morons in political and business matters. Doctors are very smart but often very naive.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: M2, 11/2/2013 11:05:04 AM     (No. 9595131)

Poor kid still thinks what Obama is doing is good.

Yet, of all of the examples that I have listed above, they largely seem to be of the administration´s own choosing. That is what troubles me most of all.

Right, Nathaniel, so knowing that, don´t you think you should re-assess the man you think is so great? It´s not "the administration´s" fault. It´s Obama´s fault -- directly.

What in God´s name does it take for young people to understand that this POTUS is a dictator-in-waiting?

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Reply 64 - Posted by: bluehouse, 11/2/2013 11:09:19 AM     (No. 9595142)

While we here at Lucianne.com find this doctor in training to be lacking wisdom, many others will find him to be perfect for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. I´m sure he thinks he would make better healthcare decisions for you and your family than you would make.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/2/2013 11:18:31 AM     (No. 9595156)

Obama: ´I want us to get our mojo back,´ he said. ´We´ve got to remember who we are.´

Here´s the thing... the world is starting to figure out who Obama really is. He´s done a good job (with the help of the MSM) masking who/what he really is. Nate thinks Obama is simply off track and needs to get back to his old, perfect being. Its pathetic that Nate still thinks Obama can be rehabilitated.

The educational system and the media in this country have done this to us.

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Reply 66 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 11/2/2013 11:19:13 AM     (No. 9595160)

Wonderfully intuitive thread...you´ve all outdone yourselves. I have just a couple of points to add. This young man is a prime example of the dumbed-down teaching our children receive today, along with political and environmental brainwashing. And his generation all too often, refuse to allow the ´other side´ to be heard. I have a few neighbors who voted twice for Obama. They only watch the lib influenced news sources. You cannot talk to them in intelligent terms.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: steph_gray, 11/2/2013 11:28:43 AM     (No. 9595172)

Hey, c´mon, the child moonbat actually came out and admitted that maybe the NSA spying is not the fault of the Republicans. Not exactly 1.5 steps down the road of logic. Maybe 0.05.

And yes, that´s about the best we can expect from a Harvard-trained collectivist, because I know a whole lot more of them who would dig up fever-swamp "evidence" that the Halliburton weather machine also controls the NSA mainframes.

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Reply 68 - Posted by: Dalen, 11/2/2013 11:28:54 AM     (No. 9595174)

What an absolute DOPE!

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 11/2/2013 11:44:05 AM     (No. 9595193)

I was a stupid college student who voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976.

I wised up four years later and voted for Ronald Reagan and have been voting Conservative ever since!

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Reply 70 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/2/2013 11:45:18 AM     (No. 9595197)

This doctor in training illustrates the liberal mindset well. Liberalism is the desire to hang on to the fantasyland of childhood and refuse to accept the responsibilities of adulthood. This allows them to suspend their better judgement and believe the expansive promises of someone like Obama for some utopian dream world. Recall when Obama promised to lower the sea level no one remarks that this is impossible even for the POTUS. The promise is taken seriously in the general euphoria of many other impossible promises. Liberals will deceive themselves because they are eager to believe in their fantasies of childhood!

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Reply 71 - Posted by: Quaestio, 11/2/2013 11:46:41 AM     (No. 9595202)

I still don´t think Republicans and Conservatives understand to what extent most people have been brainwashed in this country. Bill Whittle recently got it, describing a battle between left and right in which the left has complete air supremacy. A majority of people have a negative view of Republicans, the tea party, etc. but they cannot tell you why. Think about that. They hate people Palin, Limbaugh, Cruz; they think Obama cares about them; they think Romney hates poor people - but they cannot cite one fact to support their views. And they don´t care but they will vote accordingly. If you understand that, then you will understand why this otherwise intelligent young man can stare reality in the face and still cling to the illusion.

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Reply 72 - Posted by: steveW, 11/2/2013 11:50:39 AM     (No. 9595208)

This kid still has quite a ways to go before he realises that Democrats, and all Leftists, are driven by bad intentions. I hope he makes it there, but all too few ever do.



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Reply 73 - Posted by: so_free_me, 11/2/2013 12:02:29 PM     (No. 9595221)

The author longs for that magical moment when it was all about hope for a New World. What idiots these voters are. They really will welcome in the Antichrist as soon as he does a miracle or two.

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Reply 74 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/2/2013 12:15:32 PM     (No. 9595237)

Lucianne, have to question your must read on this. Published on CNN, the writer cries out only that Obama is not as left wing as he expected. That is NOT "getting it", that is "getting it all wrong".

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Reply 75 - Posted by: PTSARGENT, 11/2/2013 12:15:57 PM     (No. 9595240)

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, I´m not smart enough to be a doctor.

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Reply 76 - Posted by: paloalto, 11/2/2013 12:18:47 PM     (No. 9595242)

Of course this Harvard med student is crying in despair.

Just like all his elite Ivy League brethren it´s just dawning on him that he is, in fact, dumber than Sarah Palin. Yes, that Sarah Palin, the Caribou Barbie who supposedly is dumber than a bag of hammers because she went to a state school. Well, it only took her five minutes to see through this Obama guy and all his lies -- it took the ivy league elite four years (and counting).

The tidbit about the author´s parents saving all the newspapers from Obama´s election is perfection. So telling. Liberals are pack animals. It´s very important to them to be seen in their own eyes and in the eyes of the pack as "good" people. Saving the newspapers and papering the walls of their little eco-friendly solar-powered caves is a testament and public show of how good they truly are. Liberals -- yuck.

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Reply 77 - Posted by: Laur, 11/2/2013 12:24:06 PM     (No. 9595251)

The depressing thing for me is that this presumably intelligent person could have fallen for all of Obama´s gobbedlygook in the place.

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Reply 78 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/2/2013 12:52:31 PM     (No. 9595289)

Eve was undoubtedly the smartest woman who ever lived, as she was created perfect by God in the Garden of Eden, yet even she was deceived by the silver-tongue of Satan.

Human intellect is no indicator of common sense, nor is it a guard against deception. Had these Obama voters had even the basic knowledge of Biblical Doctrines they would have seen through this wolf in sheep´s clothing.

We all knew he would be who he was in the Senate in Illinois. The huge red flag was his voting for post-delivery infanticide... twice!

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Reply 79 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/2/2013 12:56:39 PM     (No. 9595294)

People here (posting comments) are all over this guy "like white on rice."

Reality break for you, in case you´re shocked at this unrealistic wannabe
professional health care provider...

Most medical students really aren´t all that good or that smart...
Many Harvard people really are not realistic or well-informed, but rather biased
and of course snooty about their own political correctness...

Having dealt with all of the above for close to a half century of adulthood...
Allow me to advise you that lawyers and doctors and others of similar ilk
are vastly overrated in their abilities and also their intentions and integrity...

It´s a Wizard of Oz phenomenon...
Much of the malarkey handed out to folks in the form of diplomas and awards
and so forth is, if not fully bogus, at least far short of the mark in meeting expectations.

There is absolutely no shortage of fraud in any profession.

And many of our leaders, too, are fraudsters.
Get over it.
Or not... and impeach and prosecute.

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Reply 80 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 11/2/2013 1:02:13 PM     (No. 9595298)

Dear Mr. Morris:

I am not sure as to your motivations for penning your thoughts for CNN. To seek absolution one generally has to admit ones sins, a concept which appears foreign to your frame of reference. I am writing in response to inform you that your capacity for self delusion is disturbing to me, a potential future patient of your profession.

Your essay indicated that you are a second year medical student at Harvard and that you cast your first ballot for Mr. Obama in 2008. Those metrics would indicate that you are between 23 and 26 years of age. You confess to being surprised that President Obama´s policies and performance have not met the rhetoric of candidate Obama. You found Mr. Romney´s campaign disjointed, yet ignored all of the warning signs from the first term to cast a second ballot for President Obama.

Given your inability to critically analyze evidence (or symptoms in you profession) one has to hope that your specialty is Dermatology rather than Infectious Diseases!

I do not accept that your youth an inexperience with life led you to the decision to cast your vote for a man with absolutely no accomplishments to his name. No sir, it was simple intellectual laziness that allowed you to feel good voting for a black man based upon the color of his skin rather than the content of his character. Had you analyzed his character you would have realized that he supports wealth redistribution, he wants to shrink the U.S. Economy, he wants to reduce the standard of living for all Americans except for him and his friends.


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Reply 81 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 11/2/2013 1:03:01 PM     (No. 9595300)

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How did I know this? By ignoring what he said in speeches and paying attention to who he associated with BEFORE he started campaigning for president.

You sir voted for a man who advocated illicit drug use.
You voted for a man who voted against a law to protect an infant who survives an abortion.
You voted for a man who believes that government creates wealth.
You voted for a man who believes Israel is a threat to world peace but thinks that the Muslim Brotherhood just needs to refine its message.

And you did this not once but twice.

Frankly if given the choice of seeking your care for a medical condition or the assistance of a local veterinarian, I would choose the later simply because he is not distracted by mellifluous words, as he considers the evidence before his very eyes.

Be gone and return when you truly understand what your misguided desire for utopia has wrought on your countrymen.

O.S. Banker

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Reply 82 - Posted by: Phooey, 11/2/2013 1:38:35 PM     (No. 9595338)

This is a ´Must Read´ not because of the article but from the quality of Ldotter comments. Simply Outstanding. Thank you all!

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Reply 83 - Posted by: Woodabela, 11/2/2013 1:44:22 PM     (No. 9595347)

As soon as Obie heads into phony Southern Baptist preacher speak and begins stuttering "eye-eye-eye-eye ... ah,ah, ah..." in what I conclude is his pathetic impersonation of Elvis, I reach for the remote.

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Reply 84 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 11/2/2013 2:06:04 PM     (No. 9595371)

I sure-hell wouldn´t have told people I was a medical student! Next he´ll want us to believe he passed organic chemistry on the first try. There might be some hope for this double-barreled fool, but the rest of us are skrude.

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Reply 85 - Posted by: jintz, 11/2/2013 2:08:23 PM     (No. 9595373)

Spot on #7

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Reply 86 - Posted by: Hammock, 11/2/2013 2:27:43 PM     (No. 9595395)

I have another take on Morris; that he has written an article that is at the very edge of what could be printed in the captured media, and has gone to the very edge of permitted criticism in his environment. The examples he chooses, like the skirting of campaign funding, for example, shows me that he can reason and is presenting a case to his fellow socialists. The guy´s life would be hell were he to go farther, everyone he probably knows or who has power over him would make it so he´d have a hard time finishing med school.

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Reply 87 - Posted by: Quigley, 11/2/2013 2:31:45 PM     (No. 9595398)

Note that none of the "issues" he writes about are issues he has had experience with in life.

Those issues have been implanted into his thoughts and rather successfully since he apparently feels so passionately about them.

So without actual experience involved, he is merely regurgitating political slogans.

For me that is the tragedy: that he can be so "possessed" by the political class´s propaganda.

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Reply 88 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/2/2013 2:49:33 PM     (No. 9595422)

Shame on Nathaniel.

He didn´t get it, and he´s going to Harvard Medical School, but Joe the Plumber did get it.

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Reply 89 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/2/2013 2:54:28 PM     (No. 9595425)

Forgive the second post, but one more point:

The least compassionate, most arrogant doctors I have ever been treated by have gone to Harvard Medical School.

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Reply 90 - Posted by: Tianne, 11/2/2013 3:00:01 PM     (No. 9595428)

Excellent posts from all above.

Thank you, once again, Ms. Lucianne, for this truly extraordinary salon.

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Reply 91 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 11/2/2013 3:40:42 PM     (No. 9595476)

This is a classic liberal bemoaning the fact that BO hasn´t been liberal enough or good enough. Nataniel wants more liberal agenda items carried out and he wants peace NOW, even though the world is filled with people who want us dead.

Poor fool.

Yes, they had high hopes for BO but BO´s biggest obstacle is the liberal ideology he espouses. It flat out doesn´t work. That´s why the economy has stalled for 5 years. That´s why health care won´t work (the botched website is only the tip of the iceberg). That´s why the world is slipping into chaos and no nations respect us anymore. That´s why government is out of control.

That´s also the reason that BO is unable to find any agreement with the Republicans. His far left addenda is irrational and unsupportable.

And Nathaniel still doesn´t get it.

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Reply 92 - Posted by: TX_blanke, 11/2/2013 3:41:25 PM     (No. 9595477)

#12 and others: the sad thing is he is too stupid to be doctor. Harvard and many other big medical schools only care about what the students are able to memorize. This is why we have such lousy, but expensive treatment. They are taught that if you have condition x, apply pharmaceutical product y. When are schools at any level going to teach students to think.

PS: Nate, Obama had an "easy win" in the electoral college, but it was no landslide. Reagan´s second term was a landslide.

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Reply 93 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 11/2/2013 3:46:36 PM     (No. 9595486)

Lenin would have called this guy a "useful idiot" and would have been correct.

However, just because he´s an idiot politically doesn´t mean he´s an idiot in other areas.

Over the years, I´ve come to the conclusion that the mind is like a searchlight in the darkness. The area it is focused on is brilliantly-lit, but everywhere else is darkness. You have to learn to swing that searchlight around to other areas to avoid unpleasantness.

In this case, the author might have a pretty good searchlight, but he is pointing it in the direction of his career - he doesn´t know that it might be a good idea to swing that searchlight to other areas. If he doesn´t eventually learn to do this, he will continue to suffer injury from surprise attacks from the things in the dark. If he had only thought to swing his searchlight around, he could have avoided these disasters. This has already happened to him twice from Obama sneaking up on him in the dark. I wonder if he will ever learn to swing his searchlight around to other areas (like politics!).

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Reply 94 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/2/2013 3:50:16 PM     (No. 9595492)

FTA: " ´I want us to get our mojo back,´ he said. ´We´ve got to remember who we are.´ "

It´s five years later, Mr. President, and I couldn´t agree with you more.



Don´t know what else it will take to convince you, Nathaniel, but regarding your last sentence, this is who they are.

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Reply 95 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/2/2013 3:54:02 PM     (No. 9595495)

This young man typifies what our indoctrination centers (formally referred to as the public schools and colleges) have done to our young people. In this case, the young man had so much hate and lies pumped into his head, it kind of became inbred, so he voted for Obie....twice! We do know who controls the public schools especially in the urban centers, don´t we?

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Reply 96 - Posted by: Quigley, 11/2/2013 4:12:47 PM     (No. 9595507)

And another thing Nathaniel.

You complain about Republican "obstructionism." We have a right and even a duty to oppose policies which we don´t like and/or which are bad policies.

If there were´t opposition to it, I could become president of General Motors or even the United States.

Policies must work even in the face of opposition.

If there weren´t crooks in the world I could open up the lowest cost grocery store in town: no locks, no cash registers, no security etc etc - I could save a bundle.

But there are. You sound like the golfer who would have shot par except for the double bogey on 1, 3, 5, 11, 13, and 14, the triple bogey on 16 and 17, and the 12 on 4, and the bogies on every other hole.

Diplomatic security that depends on the absence of a certain type of youtube video to preserve the lives of our personnel is not very robust security.

You have fallen for a marketing brochure for an unviable product.

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Reply 97 - Posted by: sherlock1, 11/2/2013 4:43:10 PM     (No. 9595530)



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Reply 98 - Posted by: badrad, 11/2/2013 4:46:40 PM     (No. 9595532)

Clarice Feldman and her article on the preface to George Orwell´s Animal Farm gives an epiphany of the concept of national narrative or common consensus. National group think.

We have seen Alinsky and Marx sociology and the resulting knowledge of propaganda and the setting of the national narrative to arrive at a common consensus. As people wake up or look in a different spotlit area as above poster spoke, the common consensus is changed and direction changes.


Pop Media, academia, celebrity worship, all have made this fraud possible but also for the 49 % who didn´t buy into the far out-left common narrative, we are inoculated from a similar worldwide imposter.

The nation now in a place where the light might shine on liberty but the big IF is will the Tea Party common consensus mess it all up with inner party head butting and competition when cooperation is needed more than ever?

Time for the prayers to pray and the politicians lead the way. We can´t have that moral common man down the street some yearn fo because we need politicians who can influence the direction of the national narrative. Ask Orwell and Clarice.


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Reply 99 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 11/2/2013 6:13:46 PM     (No. 9595600)

AS long as we continue to allow Communists to dominate the educating of our young we will continue to have useful fools like Nathanial voting for Marxists.

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Reply 100 - Posted by: uno, 11/2/2013 6:48:29 PM     (No. 9595634)

Reality head-butts Liberal Fantasy.

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Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Friday called for a Senate hearing into the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over cattle grazing. Heller described as "patriots" the people who came armed to Bundy’s ranch after the BLM began to seize his cattle for refusing to pay grazing fees and fines that now total more than $1 million. Heller debated the ranch standoff on a Nevada television station with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has called the armed Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists.” "What senator Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots," Heller said.

High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,



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child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
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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

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
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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

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
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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
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White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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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
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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

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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