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The Voters Who Stayed Home
National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy

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Posted By:tocsin, 11/11/2012 9:38:41 AM

The key to understanding the 2012 election is simple: A huge slice of the electorate stayed home. The punditocracy — which is more of the ruling class than an eye on the ruling class — has naturally decided that this is because Republicans are not enough like Democrats: They need to play more identity politics (in particular, adopt the Left’s embrace of illegal immigration) in order to be viable. But the story is not about who voted; it is about who didn’t vote. In truth, millions of Americans have decided that Republicans are not a viable alternative

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I voted for Romney because I believe he is a better man than Obama. Not because of his politics.
The Republican Party MUST learn that as long as they keep giving us Democrat-Lite, they and The Country will continue to lose. Period!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tren9, 11/11/2012 9:45:44 AM     (No. 9006861)

Many of the Dem wins across the country were the result of voter fraud. Listen to Stalin. Uncle Joe said that he didn´t care who voted; he cared who counted the votes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/11/2012 9:56:31 AM     (No. 9006876)

FTA: "...(When Republicans)ran Washington during the Bush years, (they)orchestrated an expansion of government size, scope, and spending that would still boggle the mind had Obama not come along."

I have a pre-existing condition that is miraculously almost gone now...a middle-class life.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: tomishere, 11/11/2012 10:02:13 AM     (No. 9006892)

I think this article is a rationalization trying to explain why the traitors on our side who stayed home.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vivi, 11/11/2012 10:03:25 AM     (No. 9006894)

How many voters stay home because the media tells them the only votes that matter are in Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina?


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Reply 5 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 11/11/2012 10:09:21 AM     (No. 9006911)

And the ones who showed up voted to lower their standard of living.

Farewell America, the world will miss it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 11/11/2012 10:09:35 AM     (No. 9006912)

GOP has to stop its foolish use of rerun candidates, the candidates whose lingering power is stronger than their political principles. McCain and Romney were both primary challengers to GWB in 2000. McCain resurfaced in 2008 with no clear reasons for running other than that he was a POW and Obama wasn´t. Romney tried again in 2008 and succeeded in 2012. But why? Like McCain, he offered remarkable personal decency, but little in the way of a truly conservative philosophy. Neither man was prepared for the incredibly negative attacks of Obama nor able to clearly explain why they were running. Nice guys without clear political beliefs do finish last.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 11/11/2012 10:12:19 AM     (No. 9006920)

I think that Mr. McCarthy has a valid point. I don´t think they were able to steal 11 million votes. The two parties are very much alike and like it the way it is. It cannot be changed from the top down. There is no difference between the two parties as the article pointed out and as did many poster here did during the primary. Tea Party, build from the base up, build from local elections up, gain the majority and the power. We can´t topple them we need to divide and conquer to replace them. We need a conservative party not a dem-lite to save the country. The Republican Party gave us another dem-lite candidate and we lost again.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fire_mission, 11/11/2012 10:13:11 AM     (No. 9006924)

Bingo #3. Early in the cycle, Ralph Reed said that Romeney would need evangelical votes at the same level as Bush attined in order to win..and he was heading a drive to maximize their turnout.

IN the end, they failed to turn out, along with the libertarians. Tea Pary types were huge supporters of Romney.

Also, McCarthy implies that he saw little difference between Romney and Hussein. He is a nutjob. Then again, McCarthy was a huge supporter of Fitzgerald when he persecuted Scooter Libby.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: laotzu, 11/11/2012 10:16:46 AM     (No. 9006935)

I have yet to see in any post-election reporting that the Libertarian vote nearly tripled from 08 to 12. And no, I did not throw my vote away in 08 with a Lib´t vote. Just making the observation that their base is growing.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: CEP, 11/11/2012 10:22:57 AM     (No. 9006943)

Why has Arkansas gone Red? The state that spawned Clinton and Hillary, it is now Red, all 4 Representatives, 1 Sentator the State House is now almost Red, our County is now Red. WHY?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: disasterman, 11/11/2012 10:25:17 AM     (No. 9006947)

Gary Johnson siphoned away over a million votes from Romney and that was with most Libertarians staying home because Ron Paul was not running. If Paul had showed up at the Republican convention and endorsed Romney enough votes would have been gained to overcome the fraud and we wouldn´t be having this conversation.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hpy879, 11/11/2012 10:27:48 AM     (No. 9006952)

Stop putting the blame on the Republican party. It´s the fools that did not get out
and vote. Your neighbors, friends, relatives/kinfolks, they the one´s at fault.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: mws50, 11/11/2012 10:31:33 AM     (No. 9006965)

Has anyone investigated the voting machines for a trojan bug? The understanding I have is they all come from one Soros owned company.
Is that an urban myth?

We need something to explain the vote discrepancy. Huge Romney rallies, small obama rallies. Worst economy in recent memory, thanks to democrats, blame Bush crowd is minimized. Highly motivated voters versus lack of enthusiasm voters.

Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley, 11/11/2012 10:36:26 AM     (No. 9006976)

Probably one of the best articles I have read in a long time.
Both parties are driving the same car down the same road and toward the same cliff. They fight (in public view) over which lane to drive in. Both parties are power drunk and equally corrupt, and neither party cares much about the founders or the Constitution.
The dems drag us to the left, and the reps hold us there till the next dem gets in. Big deal. Thats how the UK ended up where it is.
I voted for Romney after much agonizing over my priciples. I dont like to reward people who have served me badly, but once again I did. Apparently other people have stronger resolve than I do.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 11/11/2012 10:36:49 AM     (No. 9006978)

How about, "The votes that weren´t counted?"

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/11/2012 10:42:01 AM     (No. 9006992)

No one was listening to us. Beltway GOPers didn´t want any Rush listeners involved in this campaign. They definitely didn´t want the Tea Party. And every word Palin said was ridiculed and made fun of. So, did they learn their lesson last week. I hope so. I have voted for a RINO for the last time. And that´s a fact.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sfacheem, 11/11/2012 10:46:29 AM     (No. 9007009)

Anyone "conservative" who did not find Romney suitable enough to vote for is, in my opinion, a spoiled child. Nobody will make you happy because you have allowed the perfect to become the mortal enemy of the good.

Go to hell, all of you.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: trapper, 11/11/2012 10:48:17 AM     (No. 9007011)

The voters who stayed home? More precisely, the voters who were expected to vote for Romney, but who stayed home. So, who were they? Paulies? Evangelicals? Angry culture warriors? Who were they?

Mr. McCarthy dances all over the floor, but until we identify precisely who it was that Romney was counting on but didn´t show up, there really is not much to talk about.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: brianod1, 11/11/2012 10:49:54 AM     (No. 9007014)

It is pure hokum that Romney didn´t run as a conservative (or isn´t one), didn´t run against Obamacare, didn´t raise Benghazi as an issue - he did all of those things. As I posted on another thread yesterday, I believe there was a strong but silent undercurrent of anti-Mormon bigotry at play here. Not among conservatives (but where were they on Election Day?), but among others who didn´t want to vote for Obama but did because they couldn´t vote for a Mormon.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/11/2012 11:00:00 AM     (No. 9007034)

If Romney lost because he wasn´t sufficientl;y conservative (which I don´t believe for a minute) then how do you explain the losses of "purer" conservatives such as Mia Love (her state went for Romney), Akin, Mandel, Mourdock, and (apparently) West? Granted Akin and Mourdock--and to some extent, Mandel--are blockheads, but shouldn´t the purity of their conservatism have overcome that, if it´s truly what the majority wants? I feel bad about Love; she never put a foot wrong, as far as I can see.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/11/2012 11:00:07 AM     (No. 9007035)

Well, McCarthy doesn´t have a lot of new facts here, we still need another couple of weeks to tell us exactly what happened.

A lot of voters of BOTH sides probably stayed home in big blue states like California and New York. Have to focus separately on the battlegrounds.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/11/2012 11:07:19 AM     (No. 9007054)

The Republican Party needs to face a few facts. Evangelicals, Ronulans, libertarians, and bigots of all stripes are not going to vote for them... neither are many litmus-test conservatives. Evangelicals, in particular, believe we are in the end times and will not lift a finger to postpone them. Republicans need to move on from all these voters and re-build its message as best it can... not easy to do with all the forces arrayed against it. Darkness has fallen and, honestly, I don´t know if we´ll ever see a constitutional America again.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tocsin, 11/11/2012 11:08:41 AM     (No. 9007060)

Please continue to deny that the Elite Establishment Republicans are underminers of genuine conservatives.
And let them off with the ´´fraud´´ excuse.
Then we will continue to get what we have gotten.
#20-the above reason is why we continue to have weak and ´´blockhead´´ candidates.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: addicted_to_coffee, 11/11/2012 11:08:59 AM     (No. 9007061)

I was formulating a suitable comment when I reached #17.

ditto - in spades

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MissMann, 11/11/2012 11:09:07 AM     (No. 9007064)

But it was balanced out by the 147% that showed up for the dems...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bluefindad, 11/11/2012 11:47:43 AM     (No. 9007138)

Excellent analysis. Kudos to Mr. McCarthy. Prior to the election, I discussed and argued the election choices with a number of men. These men were not ideological liberals, nor were they staunch social conservatives or evangelicals. However, they were overwhelmingly cynical. They were convinced that the politicians, both Democrat and Republican, were all crooks and traveling down the same road.

I voted for Romney, as did my entire family.
However, I have never been greatly enthused because, I´ve realized for man years that Romney was not a reformer. There was no credible candidate, including Romney, who beat the drum and shouted from the rooftops that he would do something about the corruption.

That is why I was so disappointed that Sarah did not run. I wanted to see Obama nailed for his crony ventures and paybacks by someone with a history as a reformer. That´s the only thing that could have excited me, and perhaps even the cynics I spoke with.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: keeptherepublic, 11/11/2012 11:53:23 AM     (No. 9007150)

Who stayed home? My county turned out 90% of the registered voters. And we voted 4 to 1 for Romney.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Cotton Top, 11/11/2012 12:14:19 PM     (No. 9007198)



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Reply 29 - Posted by: absalom, 11/11/2012 1:32:28 PM     (No. 9007339)

Andy McCarthy pens a lucid truth and the paranoids are out in force w/their lame excuses; voter fraud, anti-Mormon bigoty, treason etc. Principled conservatives warned in vain about Dudley-Do-Right from day one but we were told to buzz off. The majority of voters understood in their souls that Obama was out of his depth but they related to him because of who he was w/his troubled upbringing and all. As for Willard, they also understood that fine breeding, good manners and proper schooling are the hallmarks of the pretentious rich and had nothing to do w/them. Perhaps most critically, when it came to policy, voters grasped that Willard was for anything, everything and nothing, all in the same sentence; Romneycare being Exhibit A. Yet despite the stone cold fact that Willard was a modish lefty in the Rockefeller mold, w/o any core; the DC establishment insisted he was the Man. Hey they don´t call the GOP the stupid party for nothing.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Stopstoreload, 11/11/2012 1:38:34 PM     (No. 9007343)

A lesson in words of one syllable so that even idiots can understand it: "If you don´t vote, and they do, they will win."
Don´t make me have to tell you this again.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 11/11/2012 2:27:16 PM     (No. 9007419)

I really believe it´s the spoiled voters whose fav candidate lost in the primarys, so they just stayed home. Kind of like, "If I can´t be the quarterback, you can´t use my football!´ in kids games.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/11/2012 2:42:32 PM     (No. 9007443)

Yeah right. The minorities didn´t need to show up as their votes were already there in the machines or wherever ready to be counted 200 percent. The whites did show up but their votes got lost in the machines.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/11/2012 2:51:30 PM     (No. 9007463)

I admire and respect Andrew McCarthy immensely. But.... I am firmly and thoroughly convinced there was massive fraud perpetrated against Romney and Republicans. It´s only a matter of time, with the proper persistence of the right people, before it´s known. I pray it´s not too late by that time as it may already be too late.

But I DON´T want to hear these excuses and ´´oh well´s´´. We´ve been had. Our side DID turn out....the polls were NOT wrong. WE have been disenfranchised..... OUR votes were corrupted after-the-fact.

I DON´T accept this fraudulent re-election of this fraudulent imposter.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: M Stuart, 11/11/2012 3:16:10 PM     (No. 9007503)

I think it was partly racism against the somewhat blonde blue-eyed white couple. Every time I saw them on TV I was struck by their classy behavior and bearing, and I was reminded that the changing culture is more comfortable with gawky, uneducated, vulgar, disheveled, arrogant, cool people who make them feel better about themselves in comparison.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/11/2012 9:32:03 PM     (No. 9008081)

Many here did not vote because they were too special to vote early or stand in long lines. Some left the lines because they were not physically able to stand in line for hours and there were no accommodations for the disabled.

Now we all pay.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/11/2012 9:40:02 PM     (No. 9008089)

I got wiped out again in California, across-the-board smackdown on every one of my issues and candidates. I´ll keep voting, if for no other reason than the potential opportunity to kick the crap out of a New Black Panther or union puke observer some day.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: msjena, 11/11/2012 10:00:07 PM     (No. 9008103)

It is indeed shocking that so many who voted the last time did not this time. It does not follow, however, that they stayed home because they thought they had no choice between the two candidates. Here are a couple of other possibilities: The population may have increased but many are still too young to vote. It may be that the WWII generation is dying off or is too infirm to vote and that the voting population has decreased. Some people just couldn´t bring themselves to vote for a Mormon--and I´m sorry to say that this is true of some, not all,evangelicals. There was no enthusiasm for either side this year--unlike in 2008 when both Obama and Palin brought out the crowds. Candidate likeability makes a difference.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Penney, 11/11/2012 10:32:03 PM     (No. 9008132)

There were reports & even photos the day of the election about voter intemidation for 0bama at the polling places & the actual security of the vote, yet after the count, we have read nothing from any investigations, much less any inquiries by the Congress, regarding any accountability. There are absolutely no reassurances by any in authority about the sanctity & security of legal ballots. mmm mmm mmm

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 11/11/2012 11:14:54 PM     (No. 9008159)

Well, if this election is going to be looked at by who´s voters stayed home, then Mitt Romney won by 7,000 votes. GOP had 3k less than last time, but the Dem side had 10K less. I feel slightly better, thanks McCarthy.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ragu, 11/12/2012 12:40:47 AM     (No. 9008224)

Isn´t it obvious that the reason Romney was all of the above? Voter fraud, voters who stayed home, and the reason mentioned above in these replies.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/12/2012 2:35:52 AM     (No. 9008253)

I encourage everyone to follow the ZeroHedge link to the blog post "It doesn´t matter" The point there is that we are already over the fiscal cliff some time ago - not in a few weeks time. Romney thought he could be president by running against a total disaster of a president. I don´t doubt that vote fraud plays a part but the point of this article is that Romney was also painting a rose coloured view of the present situation and the solution. Now we must rely on the cry baby as our leader! The problem will get worse before it gets better, Obama will do as he pleases, and we are already sliding down the cliff..

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Reply 42 - Posted by: OhMy, 11/12/2012 3:03:32 AM     (No. 9008261)

Please pardon me for a second post. Andy McCarthy´s pal Mark Levin was warning in the primaries that Romney´s brutal methods against his rivals would leave a bad taste in a lot of GOP making it hard to generate real unity. We can´t count too much on the Obama disaster for GOP unity! Also, do you notice we know how to pick a candidate after we pick ourselves. McCain and Romney both picked good VP candidates to make the overall ticket more popular. The best candidate cannot make it to the top of the ticket - their only hope is for 8 years later!

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NBC Universal, by Emma Margolin    Original Article
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Who throws a shoe? Honestly! That would be 36-year-old Alison Ernst of Phoenix, Arizona, who was charged Thursday night with disorderly conduct by the Las Vegas Police Department after allegedly throwing a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to NBC News, who spoke with a Secret Service official, the U.S. Attorney’s office has declined federal prosecution. Ernst was wearing shoes on Thursday night when she attended a speech Clinton was giving in Las Vegas, but apparently brought an extra one specifically to throw at the former secretary of state. The official said the incident appeared to be “premeditated.”

Bundy Ranch, the Federal Government,
and the Nevada Water Tipping Point

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American Thinker, by Monica Morrill    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 4/12/2014 7:29:42 AM     Post Reply
Many Americans have been watching with great consternation the ongoing struggle between the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Marshals against Cliven Bundy and his family. There are no signs of either side relinquishing their position. Many onlookers have been informed that this dispute is over protecting the desert tortoise. But it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the reality of the dispute goes far underneath what is being talked about. The more appropriate source of the dispute is ground water as well as surface water -- this is a war over water. Cliven Bundy and his

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins
´Range War´ With Feds

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ABC News, by Liz Fields    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/12/2014 3:33:27 PM     Post Reply
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally. Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a "range war" against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of

Barbara Boxer Says Keystone
Pipeline a Cancer Risk

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Breitbart California, by William Bigelow    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/12/2014 6:54:45 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is now accusing the Keystone pipeline of being a cancer risk. Her first point was that the pipeline “will bring 830,000 barrels of dirty tar sands oil into our nation every day.” She then segued to point #2 by asserting that the heavy tar sands oil will put people who live near refineries at risk for cancer: Significantly higher levels of dangerous air pollutants and carcinogens have been documented downwind from tar sands refineries, and in these areas people are suffering higher rates of the types of cancers linked to these toxic chemicals, including leukemia and

Why The Feds Chickened Out
On A Nevada Ranch

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Townhall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/13/2014 11:55:18 AM     Post Reply
Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home. And let me add a bit of clarity: they had no choice! As the nation began to become familiar with the plight of the family of Cliven Bundy, many of us harkened back to another standoff in which the Federal government attempted to bully it´s outcome: Waco, Texas and the Branch Davidian massacre. It is telling that in the Nevada case the feds pulled out so

President Obama stands by Rev. Al Sharpton
while accusing Republicans of trying
to restrict the right to vote

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New York Daily News, by Celeste Katz & Annie Karni    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 4/12/2014 7:02:39 AM     Post Reply
President Obama stood Friday with the Rev. Al Sharpton and accused Republicans of trying to keep millions of Americans from voting, in a fiery speech days after new revelations about Sharpton’s past as an FBI informant. “The right to vote is threatened today in a way that it has not been since the Voting Rights Act became law nearly five decades ago,” Obama told the annual convention of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Manhattan. Obama’s appearance represented a presidential seal of approval of Sharpton’s role as a civil rights activist, amid the new revelations about how Sharpton used a wire to record

Why Hillary v. Jeb Would
Be Great for America

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Daily Beast, by Mark McKinnon    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 6:11:32 PM     Post Reply
They’re both qualified, respectful of each other (shocker!), and represent the vast majority of middle America. So what’s not to like about another Clinton/Bush race for 2016? When you mention the prospect of Clinton vs. Bush 2016 a funny thing happens. First, there is the reflexive response: "Oh no, not again. We don´t need more dynastic politics in this country." But upon further reflection, you realize Jeb Bush vs. Hillary Clinton would be a great race and actually good for the country. Let´s review. QUALIFICATIONS—THEY’VE BOTH GOT THEM. Barack Obama won the presidency because in an election where the premium was on change, it mattered little

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform,
moves ahead with pre-primary endorsements

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Associated Press, by Sandra Chereb    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/13/2014 3:48:58 PM     Post Reply
LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values. The platform, with few changes, was adopted overwhelmingly as the Las Vegas convention stretched late into the evening. The vote mirrors that of the Clark County GOP, which voted earlier to remove platform language defining marriage as between a man and a woman and statements opposing abortion. Many Republicans are re-evaluating their strong stances on conservative social issues as public

Goodbye tea party, hello big tent
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/13/2014 5:08:01 AM     Post Reply
Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. He may weigh in after the primaries. Rand Paul has endorsed two very establishment

Video: Flash mob of women steal
$20,000 worth of sunglasses
from California store

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New York Daily News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/13/2014 10:50:38 AM     Post Reply
A brazen flash mob has been caught on camera storming a California store and making off with $20,000 worth of sunglasses. Surveillance footage shows eight women piling into a Sunglass Hut and crowding around display cases. Shielding workers from what they´re doing, they quickly stuff dozens of fashion specs into their bags. A store clerk pleads with them to stop, before running out of the shot to get help and dial 911. The thieves then all bolt outside and escape in a waiting SUV. The incident occurred at the Valencia Town Center mall, in Santa Clarita, at 3 p.m. on

Democrat Center Folds
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American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: real fifi- 4/13/2014 7:44:30 AM     Post Reply
It’s hardly been a secret that in recent years the moderate center of the Democrat party has been driven away and what remains is a conglomeration of disparate blocs which, to date, the party has been able to treat as if there were no conflicting interests between them. As the midterm elections approach and the administration’s incompetence, along with the distaste for the president’s signature ObamaCare legislation, drive the party’s chances down further, the make-believe coalition of opposites may well crumble if the opposition doesn’t blow it. Democrats hope to retain control of the Senate and recapture the House by driving


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