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Romney Concedes; Appeals
for End of Partisan Bickering

National Journal, by Alex Roarty

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Posted By:LOL Thomas, 11/7/2012 1:23:36 AM

Mitt Romney said during his concession speech Tuesday night that he would “pray” for President Obama’s success during his second-term in office, urging all of the politicians of both parties to push aside partisan politics to solve the nation’s problems. "The nation, as you know, is at a critical point,” he said, addressing a subdued crowd of supporters in Boston. “At a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work and we citizens also have to rise to the occasion.”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gijohn, 11/7/2012 1:26:17 AM     (No. 8994883)

Seriously considering not voting anymore.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Galtoid, 11/7/2012 1:28:32 AM     (No. 8994891)

Sad. So much for huge crowds, enthusiasm, grass roots efforts. So much for Rush, Barone, Rove. Done. Never will listen to them again. Ever.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 11/7/2012 1:28:52 AM     (No. 8994892)

Born 07/04/1776. R.I.P.11/06/2012.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: octrojan, 11/7/2012 1:28:57 AM     (No. 8994893)

Grow up, #1. You're giving up after this? Goldwater would be ashamed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/7/2012 1:30:24 AM     (No. 8994895)

Bye bye GOP. You've told us to sit down, shut up and go along for the last time. If there is anything left to save in 2016, let's hope a real third party arises out of the ashes of our country, and rids us of the blight that is our elected "representatives".

How pathetic the Romney campaign and repubs have proven to be.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribicon, 11/7/2012 1:30:28 AM     (No. 8994896)

Mr Romney, "reaching across the aisle" (to include steadfast refusal to enforce the border and overhaul immigration policies) is what brought us to this juncture.

Pardon me while I retch across the aisle.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: razorx22, 11/7/2012 1:30:41 AM     (No. 8994898)

It's over. It is really over. Good bye America. Hello Euro-merica -3rd world here we come.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ConservativeYankee, 11/7/2012 1:30:50 AM     (No. 8994900)

Seriously considering not watching any news show again.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/7/2012 1:33:10 AM     (No. 8994903)

That tells me Romney knew he was going to lose as did McCain. These candidates were chosen for us; not by us.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nathan92083, 11/7/2012 1:34:12 AM     (No. 8994904)

#4 I'm with #1. I feel betrayed by the American people. I am a political junkie and used to love following every tiny political detail. Now I am battle worn and am tired seeing our side kicked in the teeth constantly from the Unions, Democrats, and the Hollywood-media complex (Axis of evil). Its a losing battle as evidenced by tonight's results. The bad guy wins by convincing the low-information voters of our Country that the good guy is the bad guy. Game over.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: J Wayne, 11/7/2012 1:35:09 AM     (No. 8994906)

We've been a bit pessimistic in the wayne household for some time. I suspect that in the next few years we'll leave the left coast for a solid red state and wait for things to take their course. It'll be sad, but what do you do when most of your neighbors are parasites?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: voxlapidis, 11/7/2012 1:36:29 AM     (No. 8994912)

Ditto #1 and #8. Doing the same thing over and expecting a different result is madness. By 2016 it will be too late on many levels.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/7/2012 1:38:31 AM     (No. 8994915)

I knew he would not challenge. He always knew like McCain he would lose.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: baxter1, 11/7/2012 1:39:22 AM     (No. 8994916)

Crimeny Pete! The country I loved is lost. Didn't think I'd see it in my lifetime. Now I do hope the world ends 12-21.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/7/2012 1:39:44 AM     (No. 8994918)

Those of us in the reality based community realize that Rush is an entertainer, not a politician to be taken seriously or deified. Hannity is a shyster, mildly entertaining but rarely fair or truthful. Dear Leader is a bad guy, but he is not some kind of communist plant. He may be a socialist, but we are still a nation of laws and we've got a GOP congress that has prevented Barry from doing any more significant damage since 2010. The long term scenario here is actually good. Markets will realize that Bernanke and his Krugman School of Alchemy is not a stable or long term growth strategy. Commodities will continue to boom because of government imposed scarcity, funny money, and the secular BRIC story. If the economy doesn't improve in the next two years you could see a repeat of 2010, but this time GOP taking the Senate. We need better party leadership. More discipline. Better candidates (sorry Akin and Murdock). It was always a long shot to beat the First Black President and his media. The conservative movement has some growing up to do.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: forward, 11/7/2012 1:40:54 AM     (No. 8994921)

Uh huh - and guess which side will be expected to do all the reaching and bending and compromising. NO THANKS. Frankly our narrow margin of power in the House is the only thing standing between us and a total socialist bulldozer driven by Barry and Harry (Reid). Scary and sad outcome tonight. I do not know what the GOP needs to do next but clearly our course of action in 2008 and 2012 was not effective enough.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/7/2012 1:41:16 AM     (No. 8994922)

#8, we donated the TVs shortly after Obama's first election. One of the smartest things we ever did. Reading the information online for yourself is much easier on the blood pressure than hearing some grossly overpaid twit emote it on one of the news shows.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BarryNo, 11/7/2012 1:44:13 AM     (No. 8994927)

If we do not call to task these perverters of our Constitution and our Laws, we deserve to be cast into the dark.

Civil War is coming.

Live FREE or DIE.

Are we going to concede to those who take? Are we going to bow our necks to rigged machines? Are we going to permit criminals, illegals, and DEAD voters to determine our destinies?

Civil War is coming.

Live Free or die...

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/7/2012 1:51:24 AM     (No. 8994934)

The demographics of the country have turned against the Republican Party as it is now constituted, and they are not going to win national elections in the future.

Obama will now call for what amounts to amnesty for up to 20 million illegal aliens, and to put them on a path to citizenship that is liberal Democrat code for eventually granting them US voting rights. Since the vast majority of the legalized aliens will be poor low wage earners with limited educations, most of them who register to vote will be liberal Democrat voters. If only half of the legalized aliens ever vote they would amount to 10 million or so new liberal Democrat voters. Can you explain how the Republicans will then be able to undo such a huge number of new liberal Democrat voters to be able to win future national elections, there is no way.

Tonight you saw the majority of USA voters essentially cross the Rubicon and there is no coming back.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: tonyl, 11/7/2012 1:54:27 AM     (No. 8994941)

Bengazi, high gas prices, high unemployment. millions on food stamps, socialized medicine. All embraced by the electorate? America was shown the way out of it and they said no.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/7/2012 1:56:00 AM     (No. 8994946)

Partisan bickering ends when there is nothing to argue about anymore; i.e., they win.

Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice - B. Goldwater.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FilAm, 11/7/2012 2:03:54 AM     (No. 8994966)

Time for me to buy some firearms before it's banned.Stock up on ammunition too.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Blue Moon, 11/7/2012 2:08:24 AM     (No. 8994973)

Romney was gracious and classy in the speech we didn't want to see him give. It's what's expected and he did it well, though you could see the pain out there for sure. The end of partisan bickering? Hardly.

Very good and depressing point, #19. Very true. If that happens CA will be even more down the drain than it already is. It's a bleak night all around.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: forward, 11/7/2012 2:10:50 AM     (No. 8994976)

#19 and several others have posted about demographics - the USA is changing fast and we cannot win national election with only the white vote. Demographics as-is are hurting us. Consider: in 2008 Ohio's vote was 83% white. Tonight it was 79%. In 2016 it will probably be only 75-76%. And so on. Tonight is too soon to have a frank discussion on this subject but we do need to dig into it in the months to come. We need to promote conservative values to a wider group of America, we need a bigger tent, Obama and the Dems have scooped up every group that they can. And they don't intend to give an inch of their base back. We need to work hard for this. Our GOP convention audience in Tampa, did anyone else notice it was almost 100% white people. Our rallies for Romney, were almost 100% white people. That is what has to change or else we are destined to become an opposition party only.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 11/7/2012 2:12:42 AM     (No. 8994979)

We should concede our failures and move on. The Tea Party proved it can move mountains. Now it needs to decide it's next move. We need to have an organized John Galt movement. If the majority of this country is controlling things then let them start producing. See what happens to this country when food stores start to run low on items.

I'm not sure how a movement like this happens. Clearly, we need a leader. But I can tell you one thing. I will not pay for another movie ever again. And if it weren't for my wife objecting, I would disconnect cable. Why give Hollywood money?

No more big ticket purchases if I can help it. Hunker down.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Canesplitter, 11/7/2012 2:12:56 AM     (No. 8994980)

Dark day. Think of Gen Washington at his deepest despair,how things felt the day after Lincoln was shot. This idea that is America has made it this far, and no freakin' way this buffoon is going to bury it. Times will be hard..so what else is new?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: steveW, 11/7/2012 2:15:40 AM     (No. 8994984)

The only praying I'm doing is for Obama to be impeached. As revenge.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: geminale, 11/7/2012 2:18:51 AM     (No. 8994989)

I was dreading this, and had a presentiment that we would see a repeat of 1996. I am beyond sad. My country is gone. We used to be exceptional, now we are no better than any other socialist country. I truly don't know what the future holds, but it isn't good.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/7/2012 2:21:20 AM     (No. 8994992)

If some of you mean the Republican Party must pander to each minority group, trying to outdo Democrats? It will not work. Trying to go Dem-lite is killing the party. Second huge problem we have is a GOP establishment that only tolerates conservatives. They assist the MSM to destroy good candidates like Allen West, Michelle Bachmann, etc. Until these deep problems are dealt with, we will lose.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/7/2012 2:23:39 AM     (No. 8994995)

It is as if the country shouted, "Give us Barabas!"

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Reply 31 - Posted by: CEP, 11/7/2012 2:29:01 AM     (No. 8994999)

Well I really doubt that Obama will listen. Te country is in a mess and it will get worse, thank you to the half that re-elected this jerk, are you happy now? You will be ecstatic when it gets worse, mmm, mmm, mmm.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: flatwater, 11/7/2012 2:34:39 AM     (No. 8995005)

Romney concedes, counsels GOP to surrender.

I'm done with Republicans.

They won't fight back against a corrupt Media, and they won't fight back against a corrupt and lawless president.

We need a third party, populated by true CONSERVATIVES. We need PATRIOTS, not pantywaists.

Reince, tell your pantywaists to stop calling me. No more money. No more support.

We're done.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: philemon1967, 11/7/2012 2:58:03 AM     (No. 8995040)

Goodbye, America. Hello, Ameritopia.

I guess it is time for all the John Galts to pack up their toys and go home - to marshall all their resources to rebuild America for when she wakes up from the nightmare of an Obama's second term.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: belwhatter, 11/7/2012 3:12:52 AM     (No. 8995056)

The let down is huge,having no contingency plan for four more years of misery. Hubby is profoundly depressed and feels everything he has ever worked for and supported has been undermined by a brain-dead population of voters who know nothing more than pop culture and are too stupid to recognize this progressive communist take over. This election has been nothing but an exorbitantly expensive past-time for too many people. I want this fellow impeached at the very least, and soon.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: alto, 11/7/2012 3:31:03 AM     (No. 8995074)

3:13 am. Should be sleeping because I have another tough work day ahead of me. Like all days, I'll get up, do that work the very best I can. The difference is that , after tonight's rotten outcome, I will start tomorrow with the idea that I will withhold every penny I can. I will do my very best to deny the takers. I will be more vocal about being paid in cash and offer a discount for cash. I'll pay people , who provide me with work I need done, with cash. My few dollars withheld will not starve out the takers but, perhaps combined with the few dollars from a million or so of us, will start to do damage. If I can NOT pay for one Obama phone , it will be something to make me smile a little. I'll hand over as little as possible. The takers , get from Gov, which has no money except ours. Deny them as much as possible. The 'alto ATM' is shutting down.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: kelty, 11/7/2012 3:57:53 AM     (No. 8995096)

Meh - It was over "really over" last election, and in fact before that with globalism and Wall Street. It wasn't Obama per say. I voted third party, but I sympathize with you all. I know how hard it is to let it go (the American Dream) and how much it hurts.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 11/7/2012 4:05:41 AM     (No. 8995100)

United Socialist States of America. Feel bad for us all.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bugger, 11/7/2012 4:16:56 AM     (No. 8995105)

My heart is very heavy this morning, words cannot express. I have felt like a hostage these past four years and was looking forward to happier times. But there will be none for the foreseeable future.

I want to know about the fraud. I simply cannot believe that the massive crowds and the energy of so many patriots went for naught. Always eager to give up, the repub candidates are. They take the "high road", concede, and leave the rest of us to suffer the horrible consequences. I wonder if Rush will tell us today that it's time to panic.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Burger, 11/7/2012 4:22:48 AM     (No. 8995110)

Where are all the people who assured us Mitt Romney was the electable one?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: franq, 11/7/2012 4:59:17 AM     (No. 8995127)

Hunker down is right. With the "DEMographics" being what they are, it looks like the way for the GOP (what is that?) to win future elections is to embrace big government, gay marriage, abortion, and lots of free stuff for citizens.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/7/2012 5:49:14 AM     (No. 8995156)

President George W. Bush called for the end of incivility and bickering in Washington, DC -- and what happened? He was trashed by the lib media and the Dems for years.
Romney. Don't waste your breath.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: steveracer, 11/7/2012 5:55:36 AM     (No. 8995160)

Forget bickering. Go Galt.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Quigley, 11/7/2012 6:13:06 AM     (No. 8995181)

Partisan bickering? Borrow and tax for the benefit of the dim constituencies and objecting thereto is bickering?

I'm thinking along the lines of #35. Not sure what though.

I feel like the people in the Benghazi embassy: it's dawning on me that there is no help coming.

The party the re-elects jesse jackson in the mental institution and a 1/32 cherokee is not reliable for anything .....

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Reply 44 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/7/2012 7:17:14 AM     (No. 8995291)

It has not been "partisan bickering", it has been an attempt to stop the dictator who just won a second term to complete the destruction of the country.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Lone Star Csar, 11/7/2012 7:38:57 AM     (No. 8995351)

Perhaps this is the real Romney after all.

He is dead to me.

Rubio's logic is a dead end: We have to kill our country to save it.

If that's not what he means, he needs to say something else.

I"m at a complete loss.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: southernboy, 11/7/2012 8:25:01 AM     (No. 8995489)

#11 "….We've been a bit pessimistic in the wayne household for some time. I suspect that in the next few years we'll leave the left coast for a solid red state and wait for things to take their course. It'll be sad, but what do you do when most of your neighbors are parasites?…"

Make a trek to the South, my friend. We aren't perfect but it's pretty good down here. Buy you a few acres, grow a garden, raise some chickens, learn to like deer meat. Low profile…below the radar…….!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: BlueSkies, 11/7/2012 8:38:07 AM     (No. 8995543)

When it's that close, why aren't we demanding investigations and recounts like they always do? If Romney had won by such a small margin, it would be tied up for months.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: franq, 11/7/2012 8:42:44 AM     (No. 8995573)

My wife feels the same way, #48. Surprised to see no objection in the form of a request for recounts.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: pomom, 11/7/2012 8:49:15 AM     (No. 8995601)

I was proud to stand with Mitt Romney and I know his heart breaks for this great country. He and his family don't have to worry about their future when it comes to everyday living but ours have to.

The victory last night was for the underclass of America. That is exactly why Obama let all those illegal immigrant students stay. That is why he ran a divisive campaign and early on defined Mitt Romney as an evil rich guy with no retort coming from the Romney side here in Ohio.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 11/7/2012 8:58:29 AM     (No. 8995649)

Romney was right for the times and gave a good fight right to the very end. He should not be blamed. The low info voters, the knee-pad media, the changing demographics of our new welfare state, the horrendous untrue attacks on Romney, etc. are what did it. It's so very depressing and heartbreaking to think of four mores years of Obama fundamentally changing America.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo, 11/7/2012 10:04:21 AM     (No. 8995917)

The numbers are very confusing. Supposedly, the Independents were breaking 59% for Romney. Huh? We were told that was the deal breaker. We were told Republicans would cast more votes than Democrats this year. Remember 2010? Well, if so, the numbers just don't add up. IMO, the bottom line is ballot boxes were stuffed in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, PA, VA and FL and probably more states. Email voting in NY & NJ? I'm sure there was no voter fraud involved there, right? The fix was in.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/7/2012 10:06:23 AM     (No. 8995930)

39, right, too bad we didn't nominate Santorum/ Palin and just go out with a bang! I'm with the people clamoring for a third party: the Palin Patriotic Tea Party and Tin Foil Hat Wearing Polls are Screwed Up No Abortion for Rape Victims Party! We will take the country back.

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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

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