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Hereditary Democracy?
American Thinker, by James Longstreet

Original Article

Posted By:tisHimself, 2/12/2014 5:01:53 AM

Thomas Paine once said, "Hereditary government violates the rights of the governed." Of course Paine referred to the likes of monarchs and generational rule by birth. However, is our current condition so distant? Birth alone may not occasion the chain reaction, per se, but the money accumulated, the networking that is passed along in families, and the media visibility advantages of birth to a high government official are not of little consequence.

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ABB. Anybody but Bush 2016.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/12/2014 5:14:33 AM     (No. 9728909)

Agree with OP, and this is yet another reason for Term Limits!

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Who is hot and cold for 2016?
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/21/2014 7:15:56 PM     Post Reply
In our first ranking of the very large and very unsettled 2016 Republican presidential field back in April of last year, we decided to not even include the name of one of the brightest stars in the GOP universe: Jeb Bush. We just didn’t think, at the time, that the former Florida governor and brother and son of presidents was all that interested in running. But during 2013 and into this new year, we’ve gotten the sense, like many others, that things might be changing. So much so that we now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides

Jeb Bush seeks common ground
in higher education
Associated Press, by Kimberly Hefling    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/20/2014 1:21:26 PM     Post Reply
Washington-Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says the partisan divide isn´t so wide when it comes to improving higher education. Bush has invited Hillary Rodham Clinton to appear at a conference next week on global higher education issues. Bush and Clinton both are mentioned as potential presidential candidates in 2016. He is a Republican, while she is a Democrat who served as secretary of state. Bush says in a telephone interview he invited Clinton because the conference isn´t political.

Jeb Bush: Follow through
on Common Core standards
Washington Post, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/20/2014 12:02:42 PM     Post Reply
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged state officials to follow through on Common Core education standards despite what he called an “avalanche” of criticism from those who oppose them. Bush said at an education forum with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., that the standards are key to improving educational achievement around the country. “This is a real-world, grown-up approach to a real crisis that we have,” said Bush, who later brushed off reporters’ questions about his presidential aspirations. “And it’s been mired in politics.

Why Jeb?
Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/19/2014 3:15:18 PM     Post Reply
Reuters confirms the buzz inside the GOP that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is seriously considering a presidential run. “[P]eople close to him say that now more than ever, there are signs he might look past several potential hurdles — including polls that suggest Americans are not exactly enthralled with the idea of another President Bush — and seriously consider stepping into the fray.” Unlike in 2012, “he ‘has not given anyone the wave-off at this point’ for 2016, said a Washington-based Republican strategist familiar with Bush’s discussions about the presidency.

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Jeb Bush in the White House?
He’s considering it
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 3/19/2014 3:10:28 PM     Post Reply
MIAMI — Jeb Bush gets the question at just about every public appearance these days: Will you run for president? The former Florida governor gives a well-worn answer: “I can honestly tell you that I don’t know what I’m going to do.” It’s an answer that won’t satisfy the GOP faithful for much longer. The scion of the Bush political dynasty will likely be asked the question many times in the coming weeks as he raises his profile with appearances in Tennessee, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas — where he’ll bump into another possible 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

   

 

  


 
Bobby Jindal to warn of
´silent war´ on religion
Politico, by James Hohmann    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 2/13/2014 11:31:24 PM     Post Reply
n a Thursday night speech at Ronald Reagan’s presidential library, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will warn of a “silent war” on religious liberty in America and urge states to pass laws designed to block overreach by the Obama administration. The 4,500-word address, shared first with POLITICO, touches on several hot-button issues, including same-sex marriage and contraception. Jindal, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate trying to woo social conservatives, argues that liberals will use the mantra of anti-discrimination to force people to violate their religious beliefs.

Conservative Group Endorses
Broun for GA Senate
The Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 2/12/2014 5:19:12 AM     Post Reply
Another conservative organization has endorsed congressman Paul Broun in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia. The Madison Project, headed up by former Kansas congressman Jim Ryun, endorsed Broun over four other major GOP candidates. "It is not an exaggeration to say that Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA) has sustained the most conservative voting record over the longest period of time of any sitting Republican in Congress," reads a Madison Project press release announcing the endorsement.

The Original, Right-Wing Extremist
Canadian Free Press, by Dave Huntwork    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 2/12/2014 5:09:24 AM     Post Reply
One can reasonably presume how today’s Left would characterize and attack the person I am about to describe to you. Without a doubt, he would be characterized as some sort of dangerous, right-wing, tea-bagging, homophobic, Christian Neanderthal who should be maligned, attacked, marginalized, silenced, and driven from power.

Hereditary Democracy?
American Thinker, by James Longstreet    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 2/12/2014 5:01:53 AM     Post Reply
Thomas Paine once said, "Hereditary government violates the rights of the governed." Of course Paine referred to the likes of monarchs and generational rule by birth. However, is our current condition so distant? Birth alone may not occasion the chain reaction, per se, but the money accumulated, the networking that is passed along in families, and the media visibility advantages of birth to a high government official are not of little consequence.

Speed Reading the Pope
Weekly Standard, by Andrew Ferguson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 12/14/2013 11:44:42 AM     Post Reply
Everybody has an opinion about the pope these days and, what’s worse, feels compelled to express it. Rush Limbaugh has an opinion about the pope. He says he finds the pope “upsetting.” And he’s not even Catholic! It’s true that Rush Limbaugh finds nearly everything upsetting. Getting upset is what he gets paid to do. What has set him off this time is the papal exhortation released late last month, Evangelii Gaudium, the Joy of the Gospel. It is the kind of document, increasingly common, that is commented upon and argued over and tweeted about rather than read. It goes on

   

 

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´Help´ for Hoarders
American Thinker, by Fay Voshell    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 12/14/2013 7:21:29 AM     Post Reply
Ronald Reagan knew the progressive rationale so well that he could sum it up in one pithy phrase: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ´I´m from the government and I´m here to help.´" Progressives usually wrap their agenda in pretty packages topped with a big bow of "helpfulness." Worse, they may even use the word "love." The tiny state of Delaware, which is where I live, is overwhelmingly liberal in composition, so the state, which seems to be a sort of testing ground for every notion the current federal administration comes up with, is filled with "helpful" and "loving" progressive initiatives. But it appears the state

ESPN Rejects Catholic Hospital Ad
Because ´Jesus,´ ´God´ ´Problematic´
Breitbart, by Breitbart Sports    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 12/12/2013 11:26:51 AM     Post Reply
ESPN has reportedly rejected a Christmas commercial from a St. Louis area Catholic hospital because the network found the mention of "Jesus" in the ad to be "problematic." Bill O´Reilly, the host of Fox News´ O´Reilly Factor, said on Wednesday that an ad from the Cardinal Glennon Children´s Foundation was turned down by ESPN even though it is run on other networks in the area. The commercial mentions that thousands of people in the community send "messages of hope to sick and injured children who may not be able to come home for the holidays." "At... Cardinal Glennon Children´s Medical Center, we celebrate



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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: grace52- 3/20/2014 3:01:37 PM     Post Reply
With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stalled by the “Bridgegate” affair, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has become the establishment´s candidate and top pick to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, according to a new analysis of the race. “We now consider Bush the leader of the field if he decides to run,” said the influential “Crystal Ball” from the University of Virginia´s Center for Politics. “In recent months, we’ve noticed an unmistakable and widespread desire among some of the Republicans we talk to, particularly ones who would be classified as members of the establishment on and off Capitol Hill, for a third Bush nominee in less than three decades.
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/21/2014 6:02:02 PM     Post Reply
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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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(Video) The Obama ladies are in the house — the house of China, that is. First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother touched down Thursday in China for what’s being touted as a weeklong feel-good tourist event, amid increasing murmurs back home about U.S. taxpayers having to foot the bill. Mrs. Obama is supposed to use her visit for soft diplomacy only, and shy from the more controversial topics that plague U.S.-China relations, namely human rights and economics. No reporters accompanied the family on the trip. “The nature of her visit is really quite

   

 

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
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American Thinker, by Jeffrey T. Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/21/2014 4:06:45 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 3/20/2014 1:57:09 PM     Post Reply
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Associated Press, by Kimberly Hefling & Jesse J. Holland    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/21/2014 11:11:29 AM     Post Reply
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NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 3/20/2014 9:25:21 AM     Post Reply
Ellen DeGeneres was a completely slavish toady to President Obama as he appeared on her show to sell Obamacare -- not to young people, but to mothers. The president made his pitch to "especially all the moms out there who may have young people – 26, 27, do not have health insurance, but they think they’re invincible and nothing’s ever going to happen to ‘em – what we’ve said is you never know what life is going to throw at ya."

   

 



 
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Cybercast News Service, by Timothy Hill    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/20/2014 6:16:05 PM     Post Reply
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Michelle Obama: It´s very rare
that I have the chance to travel
outside of the United States

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 12:50:07 PM     Post Reply
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Washington Post Falls for Left-Wing
Fraud, Embarrasses Itself

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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/21/2014 5:27:43 AM     Post Reply
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Here come the (Obama) girls! Michelle
lands in China for week-long trip with
her daughters and mother... while
President admits he´s lonely at home

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Daily Mail [UK], by Sara Malm, David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/20/2014 12:28:11 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama arrived in China on Thursday for a weeklong visit that will steer clear of politics and instead focusing on education and community. [Snip] On Friday, she is to spend the day with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, something which diplomats hope will build bridges between the two countries. ´I think this is a very good opportunity to improve the China-U.S. relations, as the first lady can represent the soft side of diplomacy,´ said Wang Dong, a political scientist at Peking University´s School of International Studies. ´Michelle Obama herself has been accomplished in areas such as

   

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