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Romney adviser says Chris Christie
“undermined” GOP message

Washington Examiner, by Sean Higgins

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Posted By:Vastrightwingconspirator, 11/7/2012 4:24:30 PM

National Review reporter Robert Costa talks to an unnamed Mitt Romney adviser who indicates there are a lot of hard feeling between Romney’s inner circle and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the latter’s embrace of President Obama after Hurricane Sandy: Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, the adviser adds, is persona non grata in Romney’s inner circle. “He went out of his way to embrace the president during the final week of the campaign,” the adviser says. “It wasn’t necessary and it hurt us. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Chris Christie undermined the Republican message.” Christie,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/7/2012 4:28:15 PM     (No. 8997504)

Right for his state - bad for his party.

It was the ethical thing to do. But, it cost him a run at the White House.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/7/2012 4:32:15 PM     (No. 8997520)

It was not necessary to do any such a thing...that slob sold out so he and Jeb could run....and hide the theft

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/7/2012 4:32:57 PM     (No. 8997523)

specifically, what message?

If you wanted to exploit a crisis, than say so.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: geminale, 11/7/2012 4:36:47 PM     (No. 8997536)

Sadly, there was no GOP message, or at least none that connected with enough people. Still freaks me out that fewer people voted for Mitt than for McCain. If as many had voted for McCain, Mitt would have won.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jackson, 11/7/2012 4:37:23 PM     (No. 8997541)

Christie could have asked for help without slobbering all over the One. Sheesh! SNL did a skit about it. The Fat Man blew it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/7/2012 4:37:37 PM     (No. 8997543)

Well even SNL noticed

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rileysmom, 11/7/2012 4:39:24 PM     (No. 8997550)

He burned his bridges with me and I suspect many other conservatives.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoniTx, 11/7/2012 4:40:20 PM     (No. 8997556)

Another 'unnamed advisor' - always make me question the motive. Wish they'd go on the record.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Haskell, 11/7/2012 4:47:47 PM     (No. 8997588)

My view of Chris Christie: "the bloom is off the rose," as the saying goes. And that began with his GOP convention speech, where it took him f o r e v e r to mention Mitt.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: justavoter, 11/7/2012 4:48:00 PM     (No. 8997589)

Romney's #1 mistake: All the while saying Obama is a nice guy he is just over his head, Obama is framing Romney as a evil job exporting capitolist. Romney simply got beat framing the opponent. Period.
Nice guys finish last.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/7/2012 4:48:18 PM     (No. 8997593)

Don't worry, the "principled" "ultra conservative" Ann Coulter said it was okay because he did it to bring home the bacon.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bridgepard, 11/7/2012 4:48:59 PM     (No. 8997597)



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Reply 13 - Posted by: bridgepard, 11/7/2012 4:49:48 PM     (No. 8997598)

Chris who?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/7/2012 4:50:27 PM     (No. 8997604)

Christie was a pimple. The Romney campaign was the problem, with little to no exposure of Mitt on silly but woman friendly talk shows, late night TV or shows like O'Reilly & Hannitty. Media hid Paul Ryan since he couldn't be Palinized. Romney campaign hid Mitt from shows that could have shown his human side.

Using an old politician like John Sunnu as media response man fostered an image of old white guys. The use a silly spokeswoman from the McCain campaign did not serve Mitt well. Aren't there young, fresh & articulate spokespeople?

Finally, the failure to address Obama's smear ads in the debates (Why did you accuse me of murder and tax fraud, Mr. Obama?) was bad. Why did Obama have a TV ad in the NFL Monday night game but not Mitt? An understated campaign could not counter an over the top opponent.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: trackman999, 11/7/2012 4:51:06 PM     (No. 8997607)

# 11 Actually, NJ filed too late to receive the federal aid.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Freeloader, 11/7/2012 4:54:12 PM     (No. 8997621)

This is certainly not theoretical physics:

(a) GOP Keynoter embraces (b) Dark Sider-In-Chief on Jersey Shore = (c) Political disaster for GOP.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dman, 11/7/2012 4:54:47 PM     (No. 8997622)

"Charlie Crist" Christie says it for me.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 11/7/2012 4:59:59 PM     (No. 8997648)

It wasn't Romney, Christie, Rove, or Bush. You'all wanna point fingers, point them at your neighbors and fellow citizens. Honey Boo Boo won this election. The moronic droolers that sit in front of the TeeVee everynight won this election.

I cannot stand Bill O'Reilly, but he was absolutely dead-on right last night. Its the "I want free stuff" crowd that won the election for O.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: country boy, 11/7/2012 5:03:22 PM     (No. 8997666)

Libtards already taking the 2016 candidates out to the trash heap.

Massive voter fraud must be like adrenalin.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TX2Step, 11/7/2012 5:05:45 PM     (No. 8997675)

Is BO still taking the NJ gov. phone calls? I bet it is not as easy to get through as it was last week. How is the cleanup going there? Are the NJ citizens feeling the love? You vote for BO you get screwed by BO. No love here for NY or NJ. If you want change, you have to talk louder and faster or you wind up as collateral damage.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: susieq1, 11/7/2012 5:08:10 PM     (No. 8997685)

You can't be "Mr. Nice Guy" in politics; when the opposing party lies and slams you; call them on it. This should have been a lesson learned from Bush.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/7/2012 5:16:01 PM     (No. 8997707)

When we get someone with a specific, positive plan who's willing to pound the Democrats failure, then we'll have someone with a chance of winning. Well-mannered doesn't cut it when you're dealing with Democrats. I can't even count how many chances Romney passed over for attacking 0bama. Christie, Sandy and Gary Johnson are all beside the point. A winner would have rolled over all of them.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/7/2012 5:16:42 PM     (No. 8997709)

#1, Christie is a cheap street walker who sold out the country for..............a phone call from bruce springsteen.

It is our US Senator's job to bring home the 'bacon'. It is the Governor's job to LEAD the citizens of his state, not kiss the arse of the man running against the man he has been chosen to represent in a national election.

Right for his state? I live and work there. What exactly has he done? He has made SOME union members pay a TEENY TINY bit more for their health INSURANCE.
Other than that, he cut the throat of the last chance this country had. Gee, how is that gonna be good for Jersey?

Chris Christie is the traitor, yes TRAITOR I have ALWAYS said he is.

BHO will LAUGH as he watches the television show him pictures of NJ residents misery and death.
Laugh with GLEE as Christie weeps over his phone call from a lousy singer.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/7/2012 5:18:20 PM     (No. 8997712)

I hope everyone remembers this day in the future when they start talking about Christie as a candidate. I would rather have the constitution amended so that Obama could run another term before I will ever entertain the thought of Christie as a candidate. And 4 years won't change that.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: miceal, 11/7/2012 5:26:36 PM     (No. 8997735)

See, I called Christie "a large Tango Uniform Romeo Delta" that caused a Tsunami in our punch bowl..but the censors denied me the word formed by my military alphabet above. I'm signing off, I'm fed up with people who support the current occupant of MY White House, and folks who would censor my right to name a name.....

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Reply 26 - Posted by: noddy, 11/7/2012 5:35:35 PM     (No. 8997764)

When Christie gave his explanation on TV about his NJ tour with Obama it was good. He appreciated the visit and what the Feds would give his state. He explained to us that it was important to be civil and appreciative, and he would be voting for Romney.

Problem with that was that the 50% of ''folks'' watching that with an IQ of 50% saw the other party, ours, getting along fine with their President. Their brains could not assimilate what Christie was saying. Christie did not need to go overboard to be so chummy and flattering. Doing that just prior to voting was not smart politically.

Blame can be thrown in every direction as to why Obama won, and why Romney lost. I like the way Romney handled himself, Ryan too, and I think that is exactly how they would handle themselves governing this country. I think that the timing of Christie's reaction to Obama was devastating and probably should have a lot of blame attached to it. All of us, the dumb 50% included, have lost the opportunity of turning this country around. What Obama did in four years I believe pales in comparison to what he will do in the next four years.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Watlines, 11/7/2012 5:44:10 PM     (No. 8997788)

For being a savvy pol, Christie blew it, and took the wind out of Romney's sails.

We had a chance to save the country, but not now.

The parasites are gorging on the host, and will do so until both die.

We have a permanent, parasitic underclass that lives by government handout, and they now outnumber the wealth creators and wage earners.

The patience of liberals, abetted mightily by the mainstream media and America's public education system, have created a permanent, dependent society.

Will the wage earners revolt?

Let's see how high taxes go starting on January 1, 2013.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/7/2012 5:44:47 PM     (No. 8997792)

If Christie's praise of Obama was all it took for Romney to lose he sure must have been balanced on a knife's edge to begin with. The whole Christie and hurricane thing is silly. Obama won for two reasons: (1) a plurality of Americans still believe the BS he peddles, and (2) the news media went to unprecedented and disgraceful lengths to cover for him.

But Christie is not what some conservatives thought he was, and the slap in the face to Romney was certainly uncalled for. It says something about his character. He is extremely unsound on Muslims, perhaps because he does not understand the character and tenets of Islam. No doubt he has his good qualities. He is not presidential material. Of course, as we know from the case of Barack Obama, the latter is certainly no bar to becoming president.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/7/2012 5:58:23 PM     (No. 8997833)

I'm with # 18 .
We have become a nation of ignorant morons , many of whom expect the rest of us to work
so they don't have to.
Watch Leno's Jay Walking or some of the videos made at Obama rallies if you want to get an idea of
what the majority of our nation has become.
Rove should get great credit for his work
these past few years.
His American Crossroads PAC ran millions of dollars of ads in 2010 to help get Tea Party
House members elected.
This season he ran about 200 million dollars worth of very hard hitting ads against Obama.
I think Christie's gushing , hugging and defense of Obama was totally unnecessary and helped give Obama
good last minute PR that he didn't deserve.
Akin had plenty of chances to exit gracefully and
save the seat, but, he put his own ego
above the good of the party.
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council
encouraged Akin to stay in.
They'll be the first to carry on when Obama appoints pro choice Justices-plural- to the Court.



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Reply 30 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 11/7/2012 6:06:34 PM     (No. 8997857)

I knew Christie was a blowhard and bully. Now I know he is a kiss-ass too.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Passion, 11/7/2012 6:09:44 PM     (No. 8997869)

#1 you are what is wrong with this country. It was NOT ethical. It is NOT ethical to kiss the ass of a man who will destroy the country because he can get your state goodies the rest of us paid for. NO EXCUSE.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Passion, 11/7/2012 6:12:18 PM     (No. 8997881)

29 you too are the problem. Kissing the Prez hind quarters? Is that how you get aid now? You wimps in jersey are making George Orwell look like he was too nuanced...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Penney, 11/7/2012 6:14:33 PM     (No. 8997890)

0bama would probably like to replace VP Biden with Christie as his VP. ...Who knows, maybe he will during his, 'reign.'

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 11/7/2012 6:19:00 PM     (No. 8997903)

This is the comment I made on a couple of Christie threads yesterday and I still think it is right:
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My opinion of Chris Christie took a big dive when I saw his shmooze with Ø.
Then I though a minute and realized that the math doesn't lie.

Christie was the first governor to endorse Romney. Then in his usual over-the-top manner repeatedly said "don't throw me in the [VP] briar patch" until Romney chose Ryan instead of him.

That is where the math takes over.

If Romney had selected Christie, he would have been the heir apparent in 2020. (At age 58.)

But now Ryan will be in the catbird seat in 2020, making the next Republican opportunity for Christie 2028 @ 66.

But if the de-facto endorsement of Obama the other day resulted in the One pulling it out then Christie would have a shot in 2016 - 12 years earlier and 12 years younger.

Christie may be brash and crude, but he ain't politically stupid. His dog-in-the-manger "Why shouldn't I thank Obama for doing a great job by taking 2 hours away from his busy campaign schedule?" rings as false as Obama's claim that he created 5000 jobs.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lonestarm3, 11/7/2012 6:20:23 PM     (No. 8997905)

BTY, my "5000" should have been 5,000,000 yesterday too:-)

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Reply 36 - Posted by: msjena, 11/7/2012 6:23:16 PM     (No. 8997914)

Christie is disgusting--and I don't mean in appearance. Back in N.O. during Katrina, crybaby Blanco wouldn't even let Bush bring in the National Guard. Christie was going to get money whether he sucked up to O or not. New York did. Parts of NJ, by the way, are still without power.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: EQKimball, 11/7/2012 6:24:35 PM     (No. 8997919)

What would have been wrong with a business like handshake, and a purposeful walk pointing out the destruction? Instead, he treated the president as a savior from Washington, and more than that, someone who is a personal friend.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Crasher, 11/7/2012 6:31:49 PM     (No. 8997943)

I'm as disgusted as everyone else but let's take a few days to cool off before we throw stones.

God is still in control...what does HE want us to learn from this mess?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: noproblems, 11/7/2012 6:32:46 PM     (No. 8997946)

romney lost the election. the establishment republicans have lost twice to 0bama. think about that.

blaming that useful idiot Christie for romney's loss is not correct.

we need new political parties.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: nina584, 11/7/2012 6:42:50 PM     (No. 8997964)

Nothing but a rino fat pig . Movei on.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/7/2012 6:51:56 PM     (No. 8997983)

#29, East Massachusets Ave, Beach Haven Crest; rode Gloria out on the ROOF. Know what we did? WE ALL pitched in together. Here's how it should have been dealt with-sans FEDERAL AID-
Evacuate. CC did a fine job of trying to get this done. Any who CHOOSE to stay? We recognize your RIGHT to do so, help may get there, but we promise nothing.
Barrier islands w/out year rounders? Owners, you'll see it when we get to you.
Areas impacted with residential housing? Vouchers.Then clear the waste with NJNG, and anyojne with a dozer. Sign an executive order outlawing Unions during reconstruction.
But noooooooooooo, he had to press flesh with a man who HATES living people.
Buddy, BHO will LAUGH with glee as he watches the pretty pretty pictures of DEAD AMERICANS go by on his flat screen.
And Christie will weep over his phone call with Bruce.


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Reply 42 - Posted by: sillykay, 11/7/2012 6:54:29 PM     (No. 8997986)

We are all very disappointed today. Deep breath everyone.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: greg1a, 11/7/2012 7:15:44 PM     (No. 8998040)

I live in NJ. Christie is finished.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: redmom, 11/7/2012 7:24:35 PM     (No. 8998055)

Surprised? Come on, how different is NJ from Chicago, really?

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/7/2012 7:35:10 PM     (No. 8998077)

#47 different ways with hot dogs?? One with mustard ..Chicago eats dog plain?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/7/2012 7:54:50 PM     (No. 8998108)

#45, Exit polling had %15 calling the Wan's Sandy response "Important". Had we retained that percentage alone we won.

Chris Christie sabotaged Romney's run. FOR 5 DAYS Snake and the Fat Man pushed Benghazi off the tube, and the OPTICS were......"Looky here, Uhhhbama is BIPARTISAN."

If women didn't think with their 'lady parts' we'da had the landslide we had prayed for.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/7/2012 8:37:49 PM     (No. 8998194)

Preach it #22!!!! Part of the reason single gals vote Dem? They like the male candidate pounding the Republican guy, the "fighting for you" thing. They like the idea of being protected, looked after. Get a clue. Wimpy white guys who smile when they are being insulted/disrespected to their face in camera is such a turn off!! Reagan commanded respect.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/7/2012 9:46:26 PM     (No. 8998318)

LIII, these are Romney people misbehaving. They came, they whined, the lied, and now they will dry up and blow away. Stick around.

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

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

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

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after


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