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Warfare waged by the upper class
Washington Post, by Katrina vanden Heuvel

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/30/2012 8:06:23 PM

“The Republican vision is clear — ‘I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.’ Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure, they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends. After all, Mitt Romney is the guy who said corporations are people. No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. “People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick. They cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die, and that matters. That matters because we do not run this country for corporations. We run it for people, and that is why I support

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Beca, 10/30/2012 8:10:36 PM     (No. 8975557)

Awwwwwww Katrina. One Of my favorite mouths. She is msnbc do no One hears her. Someone actually let her pen her bull. Hey Katrina. Get LOST. You liberal witch

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bpl40, 10/30/2012 8:14:07 PM     (No. 8975567)

Corporations have liabilities, responsibilities and obligations, you brainless left wing idiot. Accountability is something you water on the brain morons will never understand.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/30/2012 8:14:20 PM     (No. 8975568)

Sorry to violate unwritten TOS and post without reading the article. Just the sight of this author, the sight of her name in print, or any verbal reference to katrina spikes my blood pressure to the vascular accident danger zone. It's all about my health.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rpool, 10/30/2012 8:15:37 PM     (No. 8975574)

Gee whiz, Katrina, we are doing so well - jobs, the economy, falling national debt, honesty in Libya, rising stature in the world for the US - who in the world could argue with your clearly informed perspective?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lefthanded_rightminded, 10/30/2012 8:17:09 PM     (No. 8975578)

But, Katrina, corporations ARE people; living, breathing employees and their families. THAT is what Romney meant, and you know it. And if you hurt corporations with government heavy-handedness, the pain ripples through those living, breathing people and their happy, dancing, loving, dying families you and your ilk claim to care so much about.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 10/30/2012 8:22:06 PM     (No. 8975586)

Corporations may provide products for consumers, incomes for working people and profits for stockholders. That fat, lazy welfare queen in her jammy pants and flip flops in the checkout line ahead of me with her EBT card doesn't produce anything of value.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/30/2012 8:25:25 PM     (No. 8975593)

The Chris Mathews of print media?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/30/2012 8:26:45 PM     (No. 8975596)

This writer manifests a level of naivete to be expected in a ten year old but that is unexpected and shocking in an adult. She is old enough to know better but she does not, probably because she refuses to do so. In other words, she is a Leftist. She prefers her childish good guys versus bad guys caricature of reality to the real thing. She would rather dwell in the fantasy ideology of Leftism than grapple with the sordid complexities of the real world. Not least among the sordid complexities of the real world are the multiple, intricate, seemingly endless connections between the Obama administration, big business, high finance, banks, insurance companies, energy interests, and other for-profit enterprises that Ms. vanden Heuvel professes to disdain. Can she really be as ignorant of this as her column suggests? Does she simply not know about the tentacles of the filthy capitalists embracing and emanating from the Obama regime? Who does she think is paying for it all? Ordinary Americans who think Obama is their messiah against greedy business and banks have some excuse for being suckers. What is this woman's excuse? A dedicated Marxist would view the Obama gang as Lenin's bourgeois useful idiots and the greedy mega-capitalists who support them in order to accrue more capital as a movement in the dialectic destined to bring about their own downfall as history progresses. There are still people who believe that sort of thing. Is she one of them? What on earth is wrong with this woman?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 10/30/2012 8:28:19 PM     (No. 8975600)

Seems appropriate that this witch and one of the most destructive hurricanes in our history share the same name.
vanden Heuvel is evil.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/30/2012 8:31:52 PM     (No. 8975605)

Wow. Just wow. So many lies, so little space.

I feel like I need a long hot shower just to wash the stench of that editorial off of me.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/30/2012 8:33:01 PM     (No. 8975608)

The upper class, the top 10%..I wish them well, in America we are all free to be..(at least we were) until Obama pitted us against one another.
I may never be rich, but hope my children will be, and I NEVER want to hear Americans speak against them for earning the rewards of their hard work.
This class warfare has got to stop.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: horacer, 10/30/2012 8:38:27 PM     (No. 8975619)

That would be you Katrina. Just how many tens of millions is that trust fund of yours worth. Why not give all that unearned money to the poor.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/30/2012 8:40:52 PM     (No. 8975625)

Oh, shoot. She found her broom. Just in time for Halloween.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: doublesharp, 10/30/2012 8:46:46 PM     (No. 8975636)

#3, I read it for you. You owe me!

Naive is an understatement and written at the 3rd grade level insults 3rd graders. Foolish woman. Shun her.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/30/2012 8:49:03 PM     (No. 8975642)

commie bunt

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Reply 16 - Posted by: saguni, 10/30/2012 8:49:33 PM     (No. 8975643)

More than employees--and I'm not in any way minimizing the contributions of employees--a corporation, especially a publicly traded corporation, is owned by stockholders. The management has a duty to protect the interests of stockholders and generate profits from which they can pay dividends.

Many of those stockholders own little pieces of various corporations in their 401Ks, and a lot of them are already retired and depend on those dividends to help pay their living expenses and medical bills in their "golden years." I know I do, and I am no where near the top ten percent.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: formerNYer, 10/30/2012 8:49:37 PM     (No. 8975644)

mean, evil corporations how dare they make a profit?
of course Katrina works for a Corp that cares little about profit and will hopefully fold in a few years.
There is so much wrong in this drivel that I don't know where to begin.
Socialism at its best on display and we all know how well socialism has done in reality.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: NYbob, 10/30/2012 8:53:38 PM     (No. 8975648)

Another protected elitist lectures me about how wealthy I should be and how I should 'share' my hard earned money while she sits on a much bigger pile. I wish you much ill Katrina.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/30/2012 8:59:53 PM     (No. 8975659)

Thank you, poster 14. I promise to make it right.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: iamtinman, 10/30/2012 9:00:11 PM     (No. 8975662)

They don't get too much further left than Komrade Katrina. I especially like the part where she gave away all her assets to aid the poor, sick, homeless folks and went to live in the streets with them. Oh she didn't? Well never mind.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/30/2012 9:01:44 PM     (No. 8975664)

What is it that makes Katrina such a bitter witch? Can it be that some man done her wrong? Or maybe the problem is that no man has done her at all.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Hardright, 10/30/2012 9:09:18 PM     (No. 8975683)

Exactly what I was going to say #12! Katrina is loaded. Is she sharing? I doubt it very much.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 10/30/2012 9:11:12 PM     (No. 8975689)

It Figures. Obama voters are public service employees, entitlement parasites and half-wits like this Dutch broad.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/30/2012 9:13:01 PM     (No. 8975693)

What is Kate doing out of her crib?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: IloveteaMD, 10/30/2012 9:14:40 PM     (No. 8975698)

I don't even know where to begin on this one. So much to criticize, so little time. Well, it's not worth my time other than to say . . . What a cretin!!!!!!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/30/2012 9:17:17 PM     (No. 8975706)

I forgot to address the drearily familiar 'corporations are persons' canard. Anyone with the slightest curiosity and thirty seconds to spare can quickly acquire an overview of this matter, which is regularly invoked and misrepresented by ignoramuses to slander Republicans and conservatives. Does Ms. vanden Heuvel really and truly not know the origin and basis for the legal concept and settled case law of corporate personhood? She writes like she doesn't have a clue. Or perhaps she does know better but chooses to misrepresent this issue for partisan gain. Both possibilities are inexcusable in someone like her. If she doesn't know better, she should. If she does know better, she is being dishonest.

A corporation is a PERSON? Huh? Hey bub, a corporation ain't no GD person, it's a business or what have you! HAR HAR HAR HAR! Ain't that funny! Some doofus done gone and said that a corporation is a PERSON! Don't that beat all!

Ordinary, everyday Democratic dopes can plead ignorance for talking this way. They are, after all, dopes. But Ms. vanden Heuvel, whatever else may be said about her, is no dope. Why, then, does she write like one? What in the world is wrong with this woman?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jl80863, 10/30/2012 9:18:23 PM     (No. 8975711)

Maybe she should pair up with Dowd.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Dante, 10/30/2012 9:20:50 PM     (No. 8975723)

"They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends"

Sorry, idiot, this description is more apt for Zero and his gang of cronies who were allowed to collect billions from the taxpayers in return for their 'campaign contributions'.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/30/2012 9:22:10 PM     (No. 8975727)

In that case, Katrina, arm yourselves and take to the streets. Let's get it settled.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 10/30/2012 9:30:23 PM     (No. 8975743)

From Wikipedia:
Vanden Heuvel was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Jean Stein, an heiress, best-selling author, and editor of the literary journal Grand Street, and William vanden Heuvel, an attorney, former US ambassador, member of John F. Kennedy's administration, businessman, and author. She has one sister and two step-siblings. Her maternal grandparents were Music Corporation of America founder Jules C. Stein and Doris Babbette Jones (originally Jonas). Through her maternal grandmother, vanden Heuvel is a distant cousin of actor and comedian George Jessel.

Vanden Heuvel graduated from the Trinity School in 1977. Vanden Heuvel studied politics and history at Princeton University, writing her senior thesis on McCarthyism and serving as editor-in-chief of the Nassau Weekly. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1981.

Our poor little princess.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: racheldrum, 10/30/2012 9:31:06 PM     (No. 8975745)

What drivel.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/30/2012 10:03:11 PM     (No. 8975800)

Two posts up is the following: Socialist plan provides for creation of 450 communes per year. Sounds like Katrina's dream.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/30/2012 10:05:02 PM     (No. 8975803)

Naive?? No, she is stupid and evil.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/30/2012 10:14:32 PM     (No. 8975817)

One of the nuanced liberals who learned so much from their studies of Marx and Lenin. She would have us all, then living in her communes, wearing hemp shirts and cracking walnuts for a living rather than working for the evil "non-person, heartless" corporations, like she does!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/30/2012 10:53:14 PM     (No. 8975897)

What kind of mind writes this garbage?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/30/2012 10:55:04 PM     (No. 8975899)

''The Republican vision is clear — ‘I got mine. The rest of you are on your own. ’ Republicans say they don’t believe in government. Sure, they do. They believe in government to help themselves and their powerful friends''

Yet another rapacious Republican straw man created and argued by straw man creator par excellence, Katrina vanden Heuvel. You win Katrina... You created your opponent and you knocked him down. Such tripe.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Proudsaber, 10/30/2012 11:04:21 PM     (No. 8975914)

Obama is like a cow who no one wants because you can get the milk for free. He is on Leno, Letterman, The view, Stewart, MTV and the list goes on.

Ms Warren is like a wanna be. She wants to be a native american for advantage. She wants to be a lawyer but is not a member of the bar. She is ethically challenaged in using her College office to practice law out of

Ms Heuvel has hitched her wagon to dribble.

The meek shall inherit the earth not Ms Heuvel.



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Reply 38 - Posted by: right-turn, 10/30/2012 11:38:57 PM     (No. 8975959)

There has been a theory that if an ape has a typewriter and types enough random letters it would eventually produce words. It just happened!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: tunnelrat, 10/30/2012 11:49:33 PM     (No. 8975969)

"I got mine. The rest of you are on your own."

That must be a standard talking point. I've had a relative (union rep) say nearly the same words.

She was put down, gently, tenderly, kindly, yet put down just the same, by my #3 son. Sometimes life is worth it.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: veritas, 10/31/2012 1:43:24 AM     (No. 8976044)

To address a single point only: corporate personhood.

This is hardly a new, novel, unknown, or bizarre concept. But it is eminently necessary.

Here's a simple demonstration of why -- you are injured by a product of Megacorp, Inc. So, do you want to file suit against Megacorp? Or each of it's 27 million shareholders?

And a general comment -- #32: Agreed, and thank you. There are posts that simply add nothing, and that despoil the civility here, the civility that very much sets this site apart and above.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/31/2012 5:34:19 AM     (No. 8976117)

Katrina is channeling demonrats here. It's the demonrats who are raiding the tax payers to help themselves and their powerful friends. Think non-stimulous. Think failed green energy. Think Chrysler & GM. Think Obamacare. Think no Senate passed budgets (that way all the continuing resolutions automatically increase the budget by 6-8%).

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/31/2012 1:06:54 PM     (No. 8977063)

To find a snobbier elitist than Katrina vanden Heuvel you have to locate either Anna Wintour, (Vogue Editor) Nancy Pelosi, or Hillary Clinton. And there she is lecturing us about those evil, "I got mine" corporate types.

I don't want to pay for Sandra Fluck's Boyfriend's varietous prophylactic inventory, or her pills. But according to Katrina, (the snob, not the hurricane) that makes me just as bad as the corporatists and filthy-rich Romney's of the world.

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(Video) The Obama ladies are in the house — the house of China, that is. First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother touched down Thursday in China for what’s being touted as a weeklong feel-good tourist event, amid increasing murmurs back home about U.S. taxpayers having to foot the bill. Mrs. Obama is supposed to use her visit for soft diplomacy only, and shy from the more controversial topics that plague U.S.-China relations, namely human rights and economics. No reporters accompanied the family on the trip. “The nature of her visit is really quite

Nancy Pelosi Annoyed That
People Won’t Stop Calling
Affordable Care Act ‘Obamacare’

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/20/2014 3:27:46 PM     Post Reply
“Obamacare” as shorthand for the Affordcable Care Act was first used mostly by critics of the law, but now everyone’s using the moniker and President Obama has long since embraced it. But apparently no one told Nancy Pelosi, because she’s still ticked off at how much people talk about “Obamacare” instead of the “Affordable Care Act.” In response to a reporter asking a question about Obamacare being a political winner or loser, Pelosi said, “By the way, it’s called the Affordable Care Act. It’s called the Affordable Care Act. I know you didn’t intend any compliment or derogatory––it’s called the

Kerry phones Netanyahu
to complain about insults

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The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 3/19/2014 5:05:17 PM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday morning to protest insults the Israeli defense minister directed at the Obama administration this week, the State Department said. In a speech at Tel Aviv University on Monday, Moshe Ya’alon criticized President Obama for having a weak foreign policy, and said Israel could no longer rely on the United States to lead nuclear negotiations with Iran. “Secretary Kerry spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu this morning. And he protested to him his concerns about these comments,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday. The U.S., Psaki reaffirmed, maintains an “unshakable

GOP Begins To Fight Back Against
Obama´s Broad Executive Overreach

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Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/19/2014 4:32:49 AM     Post Reply
Has President Obama´s impunity come to an end? After five years of his flouting the letter and spirit of the law in an increasingly brazen fashion, congressional Republicans have been starting to ramp up their rhetoric about Obama´s lawlessness, their most concerted effort on the issue to date. Several new reports from top Republicans underscore the breadth of Obama´s executive overreach. Viewed comprehensively, it involves laws ranging from healthcare to immigration to privacy to technology to social issues to national security matters and more. Scandals like Benghazi, Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of conservative groups, NSA spying, CIA

Obama: Deval Patrick ´would
make a great president´

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Masslive.com, by Shira Schoenberg    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/20/2014 1:57:09 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he thinks Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick “would make a great president or vice president.” Obama and Patrick, both Democrats, are friends and close political allies. The two men have campaigned for each other, with Patrick acting as a surrogate for Obama nationally during the 2012 presidential race. Patrick has said clearly that he intends to return to the private sector when his second term as governor is up at the end of the year and will not run for president in 2016. But he has not ruled out a run for office in the

No Reporters on Michelle
Obama´s Trip to China

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2014 12:19:03 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won´t be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a ´people-to-people exchange´ emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride by saying

O-Care premiums to skyrocket
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The Hill, by Elise Viebeck    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 3/19/2014 7:22:26 AM     Post Reply
Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration. The expected rate hikes will be announced in the coming months amid an intense election year, when control of the Senate is up for grabs. The sticker shock would likely bolster the GOP’s prospects in November and hamper ObamaCare insurance enrollment efforts in 2015. The industry complaints come less than a week after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sought to downplay concerns about rising premiums in the healthcare sector. She told lawmakers rates would increase in 2015 but

Malaysia’s Sinister Timeline
for Flight 370 Unravels

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Daily Beast, by Clive Irving    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/19/2014 5:15:46 AM     Post Reply
Government officials now admit the data system and transponder quit communicating after the pilots said things were OK. That means they didn’t lie. The official Malaysian account of the last contacts made to and received by Flight MH370 is unraveling. As it does, the sinister interpretations of what happened in the cockpit of the Boeing 777 become less persuasive. We return to the all-important timeline. Originally, the Malaysians said that the last words from the cockpit—from the copilot, “All right, good night”—were spoken to air traffic controllers as the airplane left Malaysian air space at 1:30am. This week, that timing was significantly changed

Obama unveils Final Four picks,
predicts Michigan State to win

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Washington Examiner, by Meghashyam Mali    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/19/2014 12:07:55 PM     Post Reply
President Obama unveiled his Final Four picks for the men´s NCAA College Basketball Championship to ESPN and predicted that Michigan State would top Louisville in the title game. In a yearly tradition for the basketball fan, Obama shared his Final Four predictions, rounded out by Florida and Arizona, for the tournament in a video for ESPN, broadcast Wednesday. “I’ve got Michigan State going all the way,” the president told ESPN’s Andy Katz. The president praised Spartans coach Tom Izzo as a “great tournament head coach.” Florida and Arizona are both No. 1 seeds, while Louisville is the defending champion. Obama sees Florida topping Kansas

Ellen Sucks Up to Obama:
Obamacare ´Doing Very, Very
Well...I Think Everyone´s Very
Grateful You Did This´

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NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: FelineFine- 3/20/2014 9:25:21 AM     Post Reply
Ellen DeGeneres was a completely slavish toady to President Obama as he appeared on her show to sell Obamacare -- not to young people, but to mothers. The president made his pitch to "especially all the moms out there who may have young people – 26, 27, do not have health insurance, but they think they’re invincible and nothing’s ever going to happen to ‘em – what we’ve said is you never know what life is going to throw at ya."


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