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2 Senate Opponents Vow
To End Bid to Block Hagel

New York Times, by Ravi Somaiya

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/17/2013 11:01:30 PM

Two of the most outspoken Republican critics of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense indicated Sunday that they would no longer hold up his Senate confirmation. Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said on Fox News Sunday that he would stand aside because Mr. Hagel had disavowed comments that he was said to have made (Snip) “I don’t believe he is qualified,” Mr. McCain said. “But I don’t believe that we should hold up his nomination any further because I think it’s a reasonable amount of time to have questions answered.”

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Graham & McCain are definitely two RINOS that need to be put out to pasture by the Tea Party. This is why we are heading for WWIII with the current crop of 0bama appointees to his cabinet and tepid GOP challenges.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 2/17/2013 11:05:23 PM     (No. 9182256)

If you don´t believe he is qualified, you vote no.

This is why the Repubs are toast. There is no point in supporting them.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/17/2013 11:13:03 PM     (No. 9182262)

Thankfully, sanity is making a comeback. The GOP is back and open for business! Gramnesty and McAmnesty are unlikely saviors of a party gone right of Rove, but we will take what we can get. Onward, out of the desert. Next step, destroy gun grabbing, amnesty, and carbon taxes. Then, make a deal with Dear Leader, Nobel peas prize upon him, regarding sequester. Get that pipeline built!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/17/2013 11:27:30 PM     (No. 9182279)

Why does passage of time while you are waiting for your questions to be answered affect the qualifications of the candidate? IMHO, if he won´t answer questions from Congress before he starts the job, he certainly won´t answer questions after he has it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 2/17/2013 11:30:50 PM     (No. 9182282)

Graham and McCain...two camera lovers who are about as close as you can get to despicable. Seriously...try to imagine either of them proceeding in a political career without speaking in front of cameras. Two lightweight jerks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/17/2013 11:51:47 PM     (No. 9182301)

I´m disgusted. If they don´t think he´s qualified, then vote "no".

If he´s really terribly awfully bad, then hold up the nomination until you get enough information to make everyone agree with you, even the dems with noses in shadow.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: gesundheit, 2/17/2013 11:53:11 PM     (No. 9182303)

We don´t know the answer to John McCain´s question to David Gregory today on ´´Meet the Press´´: ´´Don´t you care that four Americans died´´ at Benghazi?

But we DO know now that John McCain himself does NOT care what happens to other Americans like the four who died at Benghazi, because he´s preparing to vote into the office of Secretary of Defense a man whom he himself states he believes is UNQUALIFIED to hold that office, thereby placing everyone in the American military in danger.

How would John McCain have liked to serve under unqualified officers when he was in the military? ´´Despicable´´ is too good a word for John McCain.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/18/2013 12:51:42 AM     (No. 9182325)

Once again the progressives-in-republican wrapping have performed their political two-step slide dance, as demonstrated by Charles Durning in "The Best Little Horehouse in Texas." They make some conservative noises so that the GOPer cheerleaders can lambast patriots with the "Republicans are conservative enough" canard, but then drop their charade in the name of comity when it actually comes to doing something meaningful.

And, once again, we are expected to support this carp. Not me, not any more. It seems our nation has as many enemies within the "Stupid Party" as the Dims have in theirs.

What good will it do to "take over the Senate" in 2014 if alls we´ll get will be Rove Republicans? If this is the best the GOP can do, they can go the way of the Whigs. I can hardly wait for the usual suspects to post how misguided and prey to Dim propaganda anyone is who actually believes in the Constitution and has the termity to complain.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/18/2013 2:48:07 AM     (No. 9182363)

Hagel has a lot of questionable attributes but no home run hitter to completely shut him down.The Obama thug machine is jam packed with arm twisters that don´t play by any rules.

Obama and his cohorts have convinced over half the country that Israel is no longer a valid ally,so whatever Hagel said about them,does no damage.

Every time a republican challenges an Obama plan or appointee,they are subject to being smeared by the lackeys at the Slimes and other rag outlets.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 2/18/2013 3:07:10 AM     (No. 9182367)

More proof that thugs can get their way, that pressure has been exerted again, and like the Chief Justice with Obamacare, the tyranny has gained the upper hand.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Melody, 2/18/2013 4:25:12 AM     (No. 9182378)

Just read the article about police officers in Atlanta being arrested for their criminal activities using their badges and patrol cars to help the bad guys. This article seems very similar. Besides lamenting the condition of the country, we should think about why we´re in this shape. America the beautiful; God shed His grace on thee. Does anyone remember Him?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/18/2013 4:44:40 AM     (No. 9182384)

Two pussy RINOs. You can predict their actions each and every time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/18/2013 6:53:29 AM     (No. 9182447)

Exactly, 1. They certainly have enjoyed the spotlight in the meantime.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/18/2013 6:58:19 AM     (No. 9182453)

Wow! Two hardcore RINOS caving to Democrats. Guess nobody saw that one a coming!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: DW626, 2/18/2013 7:22:05 AM     (No. 9182483)

When the rubber hits the road and the day of judgement arrives, mccan and graham will vote for haggle, I´ll bet my monthly wages on it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rplat, 2/18/2013 7:27:52 AM     (No. 9182490)

Gutless, unprincipled loseres.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rusino, 2/18/2013 7:46:35 AM     (No. 9182509)

Just one more example of Republicans helping Obama,
FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 2/18/2013 7:49:27 AM     (No. 9182515)

Obama is unqualified, so, what´s the diff?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/18/2013 7:50:39 AM     (No. 9182516)

So if I understand it, stonewall and all objections to your confirmation will disappear. Yeah, that seems about right to unprincipled drones whose only consideration is their political power. It is men like these who have brought us to the brink. McCain and Graham represent everything that is wrong in Washington. They have been there way too long and have no core principles. We know the no matter what they say, they will eventually cave to the ruling class. It is who they are.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/18/2013 8:00:24 AM     (No. 9182527)

Apparently Ahmadinejad wasn´t available for the job. Pretty much the same policy on Israel and on gutting the US military. Mighty big of McCain and Grahamnesty to put up the pillow fight.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 2/18/2013 8:39:58 AM     (No. 9182573)

Despite #2´s name, I bet he/she meant to put an /s after posting.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: LZK, 2/18/2013 8:42:41 AM     (No. 9182581)

I´m with poster #1.....

If you think he´s not qualified -- then you vote NO.....unless the bamster has something "on" these two and uses it as extortion.....

Hmmmmmmmmm????

LZK

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nimby, 2/18/2013 8:47:03 AM     (No. 9182590)

Hey republicans from SC! 2014 is not far away. Send the message to your senator ASAP. He was elected to do the bidding of his constituents, not to scratch the back of his insane, incoherent buddy Hagel!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/18/2013 8:47:04 AM     (No. 9182591)

Why don´t these two Senators do something different, and VOTE based on the welfare of America, instead of wanting to be liked by the press?
Is saying NO too hard for these two wimps?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/18/2013 9:01:21 AM     (No. 9182623)

Cue Captain Renault...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: toodles3956, 2/18/2013 9:09:01 AM     (No. 9182637)

J. Edgar Hoover had something on every single politician in D.C. That´s why he kept his job all those years. Me thinks Bammys´ bunch is doing the same thing.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Britvah1, 2/18/2013 9:12:47 AM     (No. 9182646)

Token resistance followed by full capitulation. It´s the McCain/Grahamnesty formula

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Reply 27 - Posted by: lana720, 2/18/2013 9:15:28 AM     (No. 9182653)

Both are RINOs (State of Confusion).
Please Lord, rid of us the truly mediocre, go alongs to get alongs.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Carpe Diem, 2/18/2013 9:20:35 AM     (No. 9182659)

Term Limits.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 2/18/2013 9:21:51 AM     (No. 9182660)

I heard Graham´s remarks. He said he asked Hagel whether he said something Graham considered a deal breaker. Graham said that Haagel didn´t remember saying it and said he was sure he would not haave said such a thing. Graham said, basically, he would take Hagel´s word, (as a gentleman) and would, therefore, have to vote for him.
Is he a RINO or is he a principled man who is trying to play by the rules?

Sorry not to join the hanging party.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: tnorling, 2/18/2013 9:33:34 AM     (No. 9182682)

This act is getting a little tired - make some conservative noises and then vote liberal. Lieberman also did that dance. I guess enough people are fooled, ´cause they´re still doing it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: TheMom, 2/18/2013 9:33:51 AM     (No. 9182684)

@22, we here in SC have been working to replace Miss Lindsey since the midst of his first term. The problem is not that more conservative candidates cannot be found. The problem is our corrupt open primary system, wherein Ds can declare themselves R For A Day and vote the slimy little toad back in.

And by the way, Lindsey´s official opinion of himself is that he was elected to vote the way HE sees fit... not the way WE want. Told me that hisself.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/18/2013 10:05:46 AM     (No. 9182750)

Mutt and Jeff, these two yoyos are more fickled than a couple of Saturday night drunks on Sunday morning!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/18/2013 10:20:11 AM     (No. 9182786)

Lucy Lindsey once again plays conservatives as Charlie Browns.

"Look - - here´s a football to kick! Whooops - - sorry, I changed my mind!"

How many times will Lucy Lindsey try to fool us with this con job?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: berlin, 2/18/2013 10:23:57 AM     (No. 9182793)

The best chance to get a job with the government is to be unqualified for it. The two Rino yoyos prove my point.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: dman, 2/18/2013 10:28:15 AM     (No. 9182802)

Stars of the GOP Kabuki theater. They get their mugs on TV to express "reasonable" concerns to placate conservatives. Then the deadline approaches: we have a crisis. Then the Senate "gang" to the rescue. Finally the intended "cave" as the fat lady sings. (Are there fat ladies in Kabuki?) How many times must we wee this? How many times must we put up with this? Go away. Just go away.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: dman, 2/18/2013 10:29:30 AM     (No. 9182804)

I meant "see this", but "wee this" works too!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/18/2013 11:10:44 AM     (No. 9182904)

A little grandstanding as two liberal senators try to convince the increasingly sceptical voters that they really do oppose the democrats...

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Reply 38 - Posted by: AnnaS, 2/18/2013 11:36:49 AM     (No. 9182970)

So mostly what I read here is that because the media and WH house bash them and call them bad names, our senators should not stand up for what is right??

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/18/2013 11:37:04 AM     (No. 9182973)

I had a dream in which Senators went before the cameras and said to their constituents back home, “Well people, go to my website and tell me which way you’d like me to vote. I’ll vote the way you want me to.”

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Arby, 2/18/2013 11:43:40 AM     (No. 9182992)

I know, I know, the Senate is a club . . . blah, blah. If he´s not qualified, you vote no. If a simple no vote is not enough, you do whatever you need to do. DOD is too important to be put in the hands of two incompetents (the other being Fauxbama).

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Reply 41 - Posted by: merrijane, 2/18/2013 11:59:34 AM     (No. 9183038)

Am I misunderstanding what "end bid to block" means? I thought they were just ending the filibuster and allowing his nomination to come to a vote. I assume they will vote no. That doesn´t mean he won´t still be confirmed.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/18/2013 12:10:53 PM     (No. 9183067)

So typical of RINOs, fight until you win, then cave.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Michimatician47, 2/18/2013 12:14:13 PM     (No. 9183072)

They were against Hagel before they were for him.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 2/18/2013 1:32:50 PM     (No. 9183233)

I´ve had it with RINOs. I changed my registration to independent because of the Grahams and the McCains in the Senate and the House. Each time I receive a letter asking for RNC national, state or local $ I toss in the garbage can. From now on I only will support the legislators who stick to their principles and have the courage to say no to bad selections or laws.
I´ve written to RNC and it falls on deaf ears.I seriously believe they have not read letters because there wasn´t any form of money in it. The RNC and its cohort in the senate and house will not recognize me and I no longer recognize them.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/18/2013 2:01:15 PM     (No. 9183307)

Please forgive the second post, but to answer #41: Yes, this action is to bring the nomination to a vote, but as we saw with the Kerry SOS confirmation only a few "Republicans" will vote no. You can count on McPain and Graham to vote yes.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: larryp, 2/18/2013 3:38:04 PM     (No. 9183475)

GOP- the winners in 2016! Uh no.
Gop-the permanent loser party.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/18/2013 4:38:04 PM     (No. 9183568)

So, having staked out so-called principled positions on this issue, Senator Graham from Bend-Over, South Carolina, and John McCain, the nincompope, have decided to withdraw their objections to a self-evidently unqualified candidate?

It was important to Obama to ensure that a REPUBLICAN cuts defense. Finding a Republican idiot was just icing on the cake. Here´s the play: Make the Senate Republicans question Hagel and thereby force them to demonstrate just how stupid a Senate Republican is. Then rely on McCain and Graham to prove it by voting to allow a Republican they have deemed unqualified into office, making them look simultaneously unprincipled, obstructive, and double dutch stupid.

What a crew! What a coup! How much more are we all supposed to take? Are there any GOP politicians left who actually understand politics and know how to win?





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Reply 48 - Posted by: Polecat49, 2/18/2013 5:04:20 PM     (No. 9183601)

What a sorry pair of so-called republicans. Makes one want to throw up just to hear either of their names mentioned.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 2/18/2013 7:34:39 PM     (No. 9183832)

Guess my question´s been answered.

The other day, in another post on a different article, I wondered aloud how long it would take Miss Lindsay to fold like the cheap suit he is. Now I know.

As for the McCain dive, whadda expect? He´s actually one of them, what with the Hillary love and all that!!
/s

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Reply 50 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 2/18/2013 7:40:37 PM     (No. 9183839)

WHY do we keep expecting this pair of "Politicians" (in the most despicable sense of that dirty word) to hold the football for us?!

And to think one was once the standard-bearer for the GOP....

Move over, John Roberts, you´ve got quisling company.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/18/2013 9:51:13 PM     (No. 9183984)

Psst- Democrats don´t need a single Republican to confirm Hagel.
McCain and Graham aren´t the problem.
It´s lousy Republican / Tea Party candidates like Akin, O´Donnell, Mourdock , Raese , Berg , Allen , Rehberg and Buck, who cost us the Senate.
Low information voters also exist on the right.
Facts are stubborn things.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: Pipe, 2/18/2013 10:01:03 PM     (No. 9183995)

At least wenowhaveTed Cruz.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Ripper1, 2/18/2013 10:09:06 PM     (No. 9184003)

Before you start thinking abut dumping incumbent Republican Senators, remember what happened in Indiana.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/18/2013 11:43:06 PM     (No. 9184133)

Something definitely smells here. What were McCain and Graham promised in exchange for caving on the hagel thing?

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Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) said a number of junior GOP senators considering a presidential run in 2016 do not yet have the experience — specifically naming Rand Paul (Ky.), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). The former 1996 GOP presidential candidate sounded particularly skeptical of Cruz in an interview this week with The Wichita Eagle. "A number of the younger members, first-termers like Rand Paul, Rubio and that extreme-right-wing guy, Ted Cruz — all running for president now. I don´t think they´ve got enough experience yet," Dole said. The 90-year-old former senator said, however, his main concern about 2016 is living

Jeb Bush is your only chance
against Hillary, Republicans

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Hot Air, by Bob Schrum    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/22/2014 6:32:54 AM     Post Reply
If Jeb reaches for the nomination, there will be a titanic battle between the party establishment and the Tea Party. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s strategist in 2008, insists that in the end Republicans usually settle on the most electable candidate. To get by, this Bush may be forced to trim his positions, although the cautionary tale of Romney suggests that he would have to tack artfully and carefully for the sake of the general election. Certainly he will have the resources to outlast, discredit, and disqualify his rivals.

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
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New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss


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