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Behind Closed Doors, Romney
at Peace as Vote Nears

Real Clear Politics, by Scott Conroy

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/19/2012 12:42:08 AM

After a lifetime of meticulous planning, relentless self-discipline, and a potent brew of hard work and good fortune, Mitt Romney has the presidency nearly within reach. The pursuit of that ultimate political prize, which he first caught whiff of when his father chased it more than four decades ago, has been Romney's sole vocation over the last half-dozen years.After a lifetime of meticulous planning, relentless self-discipline, and a potent brew of hard work and good fortune, Mitt Romney has the presidency nearly within reach. The pursuit of that ultimate political prize, which he first caught whiff of when his father

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I'm going to predict that just as he did at the Al Smith dinner Thursday evening that Romney is going to close very strong at the last debate, politely but firmly slamming 0bama and pinning him down. 0bama's cumulative mistakes will be brought up to pin him and no moderator is going to be allowed to get in the way.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rubinski, 10/19/2012 12:57:33 AM     (No. 8944629)

Romney is going to win!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/19/2012 1:09:47 AM     (No. 8944639)

#1: to quote Rick Perry, "God help us if he doesn't".



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Reply 3 - Posted by: West Side Irish, 10/19/2012 1:40:51 AM     (No. 8944665)

Writers toss out the phrase "turn around artist" and such without ever understanding what that truly entails. A business "turn around" means the entire operation is in a complete free-fall, everything is going wrong, confidence is near zero, anyone with any sense at all is abandoning the place like rats from a sinking ship. Except for the "turn around" guy/gal, who has strapped themselves figuratively and financially to the mast. It's all or nothing for them. I had the choice to do that, but never had the guts. I stand in awe of those that can and do so, and never, ever begrudge them the rewards of those fateful decisions.

Prayers to Romney/Ryan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 10/19/2012 1:47:05 AM     (No. 8944673)

He's got my prayers and good will when he gets elected. The weight that is going to be on that man's shoulder is immeasurable. May GOD be at his side and the wind at his back...we'll be right there with him and I hope that he does all the right things. And may the evil doers be struck in the face with reality of their evil ways...and just go away...for good! I pray!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Butch, 10/19/2012 1:51:43 AM     (No. 8944683)

Mitt's at peace because he's ready to take on the job and succeed.

Barry was never presidential timber, never ready for the job - not even close - and he never will be. Americans are finally coming to discover that painful fact, however slowly and belatedly. It's about time.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/19/2012 2:03:02 AM     (No. 8944698)

When Obama sees the explosion in welfare programs since he got in office,he pats himself on the back for a job well done.I can't believe the workforce is down to 112 million.I was thinking under Bush it was 130 some million.

Romney's at peace with himself because he's done all he could do to win.The biggest thing holding Romney back is his respect for the office,even if a bum like Obama is holding it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: janylou, 10/19/2012 2:05:30 AM     (No. 8944699)

Romney seemed very at ease tonight at the dinner. They hardly showed O at all, when he threw the zingers at him.and it probably was because O was not a happy camper. I loved when Romney talked about Big Bird and then said tonight's show is brought to you by the letter " O ". And the number, 16 trillion. Priceless!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aria, 10/19/2012 2:09:22 AM     (No. 8944702)

I can't forget the words of Ann Romney at the convention:

"This. Man. Will. Not. Fail".

Are we really so lucky to get this chance to save ourselves..again? Do we even deserve it? Probably not but I'm praying that we we can do it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thekidsmom66, 10/19/2012 2:18:34 AM     (No. 8944709)

#8, was listening to John MacArthur (who typically will NOT discss politics) today, discssing the fact that in our country we now have a political party who, at their convention, chose to embrace Romans 1, basically. He talked about the judgmenet of God sure to follow. Like you, I am truly praying God intervenes and gives us the chance we do NOT deserve...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lvpokergal, 10/19/2012 2:50:59 AM     (No. 8944727)

Like many of the above comments, I have been thinking about how the Lord works in our world. Throughout our counry's history when it was most needed, the right man was often elected President, or appointed in the case of Washington. I pray that in our current crisis the right man is Romney and that the Lord will Bless him, give him Peace, and keep him close.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/19/2012 3:40:24 AM     (No. 8944760)

I had been thinking lately that Mitt DOES appear to be at peace. He has worked for this for many years. He has the skill set America needs behind the desk in the Oval Office right now. The Barack and Michelle show is nearly over, folks. Oh Thank God!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sinic, 10/19/2012 5:26:49 AM     (No. 8944812)

I agree that Romney's "worked for this", but I don't think that's the whole story behind his quest. It's in his nature to look at a bad situation and take steps to turn it around, be it a business, a state, or the country. He's proven himself already at 2 or the 3. And for those who think his tenure as Gov of MA was not much to brag about...you're wrong. I was there for his whole term and will attest to the fact that he kept a Democrat supermajority legislature in check all the time. Since he left, we did too...and the place has hit the skids again with Obamas' soulmate Daval Patrick. Democrats cannot stop spending...money in the bank or not.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/19/2012 7:17:17 AM     (No. 8944928)

An honest man has nothing to fear. Unlike the deceitful liar, there is no need to keep the tangled web of lies intact. That was very evident in both debates. You could see fear in Obama's eyes as Romney's artful and forceful questioning started to trip up Obama in his precariously constructed web of half truths.

Obama fears Romney now. He knows now that he's dealing with someone of superior intelligence and character.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Starlady, 10/19/2012 7:34:59 AM     (No. 8944976)

Millions of citizens are fasting and praying for our country and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. I can see signs of answered prayers including Mitt Romney being at peace.
Our nation is undeserving of God's blessing, I pray he is merciful toward us.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/19/2012 7:37:35 AM     (No. 8944983)

Amen #10. Mitt Romney will be in our prayers.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: fed-up, 10/19/2012 7:55:03 AM     (No. 8945019)

to quote our next VP.... "We Can Do This"!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cobieone, 10/19/2012 7:55:23 AM     (No. 8945020)

Been saying all along that I believe Romney is the man to turn our economy around. He is one of the most qualified candidates we have ever seen run for president. I believe God has brought him to this point. He has my full support and I look forward to his leadership.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: novakid, 10/19/2012 8:05:12 AM     (No. 8945040)

I hope and pray that we wake up from this four-year nightmare of 0bama.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/19/2012 8:06:18 AM     (No. 8945045)

While I might have preferred the John Bolton / Ted Nuggent ticket....I must grudgingly admit that Mitt is looking better all the time.



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Reply 20 - Posted by: Westie64, 10/19/2012 8:13:02 AM     (No. 8945061)

God truly works in mysterious ways. Obama was our wake-up call; many of us climbed up out of our stupor when we saw what he was doing. There are enough of us in this country that with God's help, we can turn this around. Romney is a God-fearing man, and I believe we are being given an opportunity to overcome the evil winds that have been swirling around us.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: 4freedom, 10/19/2012 8:23:07 AM     (No. 8945080)

We could still be in for an October surprise, being reported at World Net Daily is a possible nuclear solution with Iran is in the works, this could make Barry look like a big hero and secure the election. Better hope this doesn't happen.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: AppleAnnie, 10/19/2012 8:42:38 AM     (No. 8945128)

I'm so looking forward to having a decent and classy couple in the WH again. I remember the Bush's first Christmas in the WH after eight miserable years of the Clinton pigs.

I remember Laura in her red suit standing in front of the WH waiting for the horse drawn Christmas tree; the lighting of our National Tree with the Bush and Cheney families; the good feeling of getting a Christmas card from the President and Laura Bush; and, none of us will ever forget the Barney cam.

We have all that to look forward to with a President Mitt and Ann Romney. It will be wonderful to have such good people leading our country again. We need to be cleansed.

Make it happen. Vote and bring a friend.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Adam, 10/19/2012 8:44:38 AM     (No. 8945139)

I am so glad so many people were struck by "The man will not fail." It was the one moment from both conventions that really hit me in the heart. You know how a wife just KNOWS?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Straitpath, 10/19/2012 9:23:03 AM     (No. 8945232)

Here's my take on the serenity: Mitt Romney knows God is in charge of this promised land. What happens is God's will, whether Mitt wins or loses.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: starboard, 10/19/2012 9:36:55 AM     (No. 8945285)

This morning on Fox & Friends, Peter Johnson Jr., who attended that Catholic dinner/gala in Manhattan last night, said the general vibe at that event coming from both the Dems and Republicans was that Romney is the presumed winner of the election.
There's been a knowing I've had for a long time and it's nice to know others are experiencing the same.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: pomom, 10/19/2012 9:39:25 AM     (No. 8945293)

It's hard to imagine a political season of the Presidency when we have been fortunate to have a man who is so competent, clear minded, and capable as Mitt Romney.

As he jokingly said last night about what he did to prepare for the debate - ''I gave up alcohol for 65 years.'' I believe his lifestyle of discipline and hard work will be evident from day one. I pray he's successfull once again.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 10/19/2012 9:56:37 AM     (No. 8945349)

Bibi has to be elated, dealing with 0 has to be worse than a non-stop root canal without pain meds. God willing, he will also prevail in his early 2013 elections.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: oriton, 10/19/2012 9:58:57 AM     (No. 8945353)

Let's also remember that the candidates know the internal polling. God's will be done.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/19/2012 10:03:09 AM     (No. 8945368)

I'm still going to be a nervous wreck for the next 19 days.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Arby, 10/19/2012 10:30:55 AM     (No. 8945439)

He must win. If he loses, we lose our country. Keep those prayers coming.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: NY Betsy Rose, 10/19/2012 11:46:06 AM     (No. 8945623)

Interesting from hillbuzz. Instead of Grant Park, Obama’s apparently going to have his election night event at McCormick Place…the convention center in Chicago.

McCormick Place is separated from the City by highways and is hard to reach by anyone traveling on foot from the various “El” trains that service Chicago…which indicates this event is not intended for throngs of Obama supporters.

There are no buses that readily service McCormick Place like they do Grant Park…so once again, this event is not being planned for the public to come and celebrate with Obama.

McCormick Place is completely indoors and is a venue that Democrats can easily control in terms of the camera angles and stagecraft of the event…which is a big deal because losing campaigns choose small, isolated places to hold concession speeches while winning candidates are feted on election night in, well, places like Grant Park.




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Reply 32 - Posted by: geronimo, 10/19/2012 11:48:11 AM     (No. 8945629)

OK, I give up. Since this line is being quoted all over, I'd like to understand it.

#7: " brought to you by the letter " O ". And the number, 16 trillion"

Apparently everyone now living was brought up on Sesame Street but I was already in my 30's with no children in the house when it premiered. So the significance of the joke is lost on me.

Where can I find the key?

#29: Me too.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: larryp, 10/19/2012 11:58:48 AM     (No. 8945670)

well, we know that Cardinal dolan threw in thetowel and Obama gets the Romna Catholic vote, AB or Contraceptives or not.
It was a disgrace that dinner when so many are hurting. it makes us feel like fools. This is not Dean Martin and the Friar's Club.
The Roman Catholics should have just written a $5,000,000 check andcanceled it saying this is not the time for yukks.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Proud American, 10/19/2012 12:06:01 PM     (No. 8945690)

I hope the good Governor is reading this thread....

I had the pleasure of meeting him in the 90's when he was running against Ted Kennedy. He came to the small company that I worked at in South Deerfield, MA. He had a tour & met with CEO. As he was leaving he noticed the operator & I in the lobby working and came out to greet us and ask for our vote. I remember that moment..very vividly. He shook my hand and smiled as he introduced himself to me. I remember looking into his eyes and telling him "God Bless you and your parents and I cannot WAIT to vote for you!" He gave that big old smile and left.

I voted for him then and I voted for him for Governor and it will be one of the greatest honors of my life to vote for President Mitt Romney.

May God bless you and keep you sir. May he make his face to shine upon you and all those you love. May the sun shine on you and may the wind be at your back each moment. You are not alone ever....we stand with you sir!

Proud American from MA

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Reply 35 - Posted by: cheese, 10/19/2012 12:37:42 PM     (No. 8945774)

#33 -- At the beginning of every episode of Sesame Street, one of the characters does a voice-over and says something like "Sesame Street is brought to you by the letter D and the number 5!". It's just like tv announcers used to say "This program is brought to you by Palmolive Dish Detergent or whatever. Then, during that entire episode of Sesame Street, there are several songs or skits featuring the letter D and number 5 (or whatever).

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Reply 36 - Posted by: retcpo, 10/19/2012 12:51:19 PM     (No. 8945802)

Like England and Churchhill, the times in this country have met the right man.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: buckeye1, 10/19/2012 12:56:54 PM     (No. 8945812)

I've been at peace the whole time. I knew that the polls were being written for the ''inevitable'' victory and that they would tighten in October. Armed with this knowledge, I can say that we see Mitt at his peak and will not be deterred from his destiny.

To all they naysayers on the Right who demeaned him during the electoral process say, ''This is sweet!''

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Reply 38 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/19/2012 1:28:42 PM     (No. 8945920)

Two NC votes just cast for Romney-Ryan.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: butch, 10/19/2012 2:00:57 PM     (No. 8946019)

#34 Cardinal Dolan was even-handed, which is exactly what he is supposed to be. And yet he pointedly mentioned the "uns" (the unborn, the unfed, the uninsured, and so forth). This dinner is intended to bring people together - even amidst a contentious election campaign. That's one of the Church's missions.

Mitt Romney hailed the wonderful works that the Church performs. Obama looked lost because he was totally, totally lost. Obama just doesn't get it, the notion of fair play and decency and good people coming together to break bread together, even when they have honest differences.

You can bet that a lot of Catholics, including Cardinal Dolan, are praying hard for a Romney/Ryan win. It only looked like a yuk-fest; in reality, it was dead serious, and both Romney and His Eminence got it. The good cardinal made his points in support of life clearly and unambiguously. Mitt Romney made those same points. Obama? Not so much... He was the odd man out last night, and that was painfully obvious.

Take heart!

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Reply 40 - Posted by: AppleAnnie, 10/19/2012 2:45:44 PM     (No. 8946144)

#34 The Alfred E. Smith dinner is a charity event held every year since 1946. Below is a link to the ''dinner'' page of the Foundation's site so you can read about its history and the many speakers honored over the years. It's a cherished fundraising tradition in NYC.

From the web site:

''Founded by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Spellman in 1946, to honor the memory of Alfred Emanuel Smith, New York's renowned Governor and patron of the 'Little People', the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation brings hope to the neediest children of the Archdiocese of New York, regardless of race, creed, or color.''

http://www.alsmithfoundation.org/thedinner.html

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Reply 41 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/19/2012 2:53:32 PM     (No. 8946170)

9 - I was so moved by John MacArthur's ''first half'' sermon last night that I sent for the CD this morning. A thoughtful, serious man who has finally spoken out; not - by any means - the only. But to hear one who (as you stated) will NOT go ''political'' it's even more sobering. Rev Billy Graham has joined in on the ''vote the Bible'' move supported by many Evangelical pastors. John Hagee was one of the first that I'd heard. 40 days of prayer or prayer and fasting...

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Leshno, 10/19/2012 3:18:16 PM     (No. 8946223)

We are having some trouble getting Romney/Ryan yard signs in northern Michigan. Yesterday in northern lower Michigan there were no Obama signs to be seen and no Romney signs but many many many empty chairs on front lawns. My heart soared!!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/19/2012 4:06:21 PM     (No. 8946321)

Ann Romney's middle name is Lois? Hmmm, then that make Mitt our...

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Reply 44 - Posted by: spiderman, 10/19/2012 6:25:04 PM     (No. 8946641)

Our prayers are beginning to bear fruit. As I have said before if you do not pray, start and if you do keep it up. And I want to give a shout out to all of you Lucianne posters and readers. Romney is God's man for such a time as this. Won't it be thrilling when on Nov. 6th Romney will be announced as the "45th President of the United States!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: artsy, 10/19/2012 8:26:50 PM     (No. 8946822)

Yes, it is exciting to think we would be fortunate enough to have a president Romney elected on Nov. 6th. And because this mess will take more than 4 or even 8 years to fix, track, I'm hoping that after 8 years of a Romney presidency, #46 will be Ryan for another 8 years.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: radrelic, 10/19/2012 10:43:22 PM     (No. 8947021)

If we take Rick Perry's words and meditate or pray for our country and its course in future history we also can feel the calm assurance of a race well run and if the polls are right, being over the hump.

If debate performance is all we would have to worry about, Romney has already won because all he has to do is further humanize himself and I really doubt he will lose his cool.

That the moderator is a man and neither too young or too old to make a gentleman defer to them, I do not thin Shieffer will try too many partisan shenanigans or if he does, Romney won't be right in saying their the referee goes again!

What does Shieffer want his legacy to read? I fell on the sword for obama or I maintained some journalistic integrity?

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Reply 47 - Posted by: snowcloud, 10/19/2012 11:13:24 PM     (No. 8947046)

#21, do you really think that something related to foreign policy, like a "deal" with Iran (who could really trust Iran anyway?) will make everyone forget about the disastrous economy, Obamacare and the fiscal cliff we have ahead of us if we don't change course? I surely hope not. If people are stupid enough to fall for that then we deserve what we get.

I've been fasting and praying for about a month. Two days a week fasting and praying at least twice a day for the guidance and protection of Mitt and his family and for the American people to see the truth and for a fair election.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: mmdemimonde, 10/19/2012 11:58:35 PM     (No. 8947077)

everyone is beginning to realize what i have known for quite awhile...mitt romney is probably the most qualified man to ever run for the presidency.
my first awareness him was the salt lake olympics and how with little fanfare (and with much grace and dignity) turned around what could have been a debacle.
he will do the same for america.

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After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

White House blames fox for
destroying Michelle’s garden

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Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:59:04 PM     Post Reply
The White House is going to war with another fox — and this time, it’s personal. The Wall Street Journal reports that a red fox has been causing chaos around the White House, tripping security alarms, digging up Michelle’s garden and distracting the president from his duties. The Secret Service won’t give any details about how often the fox trips the White House’s obviously sophisticated security alarms, but rest assured, officials say, they’re watching. President Obama was apparently “stunned” to see the fox roaming freely down the oft-photographed White House colonnade, home to the world’s shortest, but most dramatic, outdoor strolls. The bushy-tailed visitor

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
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


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