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Romney aides blast ´hypocrites´
who asked for cabinet jobs just
before election and are now
trashing him

Daily Mail (UK), by Toby Harnden

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Posted By:pineledger, 11/24/2012 5:15:08 AM

Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the ´craven hypocrites´ in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. ´I´m sure Governor Romney is finding out now who his real friends are,´ a former adviser told MailOnline. ´There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor.

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Gingrich and Jindal. Need I say more?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Anner40, 11/24/2012 6:07:18 AM     (No. 9031401)

I agree...they are now looking for the free stuff themselves....typical pols only looking out for me. me. me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jebediah, 11/24/2012 6:39:06 AM     (No. 9031421)

Gingrich is a brilliant debater and has clear eyes in most regards re: the Country and the Consitution, but he has also proven, over and over (dumping various wives for the next ones, one being in a hospital bed with cancer at the time) that he will say anything (the debates) to push himself........though I really love the man in some regards, THAT is what stopped me from supporting him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/24/2012 6:45:57 AM     (No. 9031429)

I agree 100%, 2. Brilliant but not trustworthy.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 11/24/2012 7:06:37 AM     (No. 9031439)



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Reply 5 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 11/24/2012 7:18:35 AM     (No. 9031449)

Gingrich called Governor Romney ´nuts´.
Judge not, Newt. You know how the saying goes, don´t you?!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/24/2012 7:31:26 AM     (No. 9031456)

These so called "fair weather" friends are the kind no one needs and I will not support them because their trust level is zero and their motive appears to be self-serving. It would have been better to have said nothing than to feed the media who will do anything to get a fellow Republican to bash another Republican. Sure there were mistakes made in Gov. Romney´s campaign as there are in every campaign. Some Republicans just could not pass up an opportunity to get their face on TV even if it meant stabbing a decent man in the back. The fact that we constantly eat our own is a fatal flaw in the Republican Party that the progs will always exploit. Aren´t you so called leaders of the Republican Party smarter than that? You are pathetic.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 11/24/2012 7:38:11 AM     (No. 9031467)

Gingrich, Jindal, Christie, and assorted other low life lice.

I will gladly cut off my nose to spite my face and not vote for Christie next year.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/24/2012 8:21:07 AM     (No. 9031524)

#2. In the interest of accuracy, Gingrich and his wife "in the hospital" the divorce had been filed a long time before, and agreed to by both and the finalization papers had to be signed. She had no problem with the timing for signing them, so why should you? Their attorney meters were running and both wanted it over with.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena, 11/24/2012 8:23:22 AM     (No. 9031529)

I don´t get trashing Romney for speaking the truth. Does Newt really think he has a future in politics? Or is he just being mean-spirited because Romney beat him in the primaries? I don´t get Jindal, either. He will need all the friends he can get if he gains traction as a candidate because the Democrats are going to try to destroy him.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sewa, 11/24/2012 8:36:38 AM     (No. 9031561)

What Romney said was the truth, and who better to analyze the election results than a man whose whole career was spent in going in to analyze a business´s situation. His words will, most unfortunately for the country, prove to be 100% accurate. May God have mercy on us.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/24/2012 9:12:12 AM     (No. 9031625)

It´s funny when Mitt discussed his dad´s run he said in politics it is fatal to be right too soon. Same will be said about Mitt in two years from now.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: supersid, 11/24/2012 9:14:56 AM     (No. 9031630)

But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those who had been quickest to lambast Romney.

Piyush Jindal is the most loathsome creature in US politics. He defecates on his own heritage for political power, mangling the name of his own brother to show how much of a ´real American´ he has become [http://www.progressive.org/mag_wxap052208]. So of course he will turn on a dime against Romney.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Velox, 11/24/2012 9:19:40 AM     (No. 9031643)

Romney was our last best hope.
He did nothing wrong and could have been the right man for the job at this point in history.
One week before the votes were counted , he knew he would win and the dims knew they were behind.
In Florida one county had approx 176000 registered voters and 245,000 votes cast. In Ohio there were more registered repub voter than dims, yet somehow all those people somehow decided to vote dim? I think not.
Around the entire world our military voted at least 70/30 for Romney, but in Virginia they were split. That´s total BS! In Philly some districts has 100 percent of the registered voters voting 100 percent for Obamie.
Not one drunk, insane, drugged person made a mistake and accidentally voted for Romney? None of this passes the smell test. It´s over folks. They now control the vote counting.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/24/2012 9:19:49 AM     (No. 9031644)

Not only the deathbed divorce fable but the one that says his debating skill would propel him to the presidency. In order for that to be true we would have to actually have presidential debates . Not the facade that the media and the left (redundant, I know) has foisted upon us. When faced with someone with extraordinary debating skills as Newt does indeed possess, the ´loyal opposition´ would merely orchestrate an event that would in no way resemble a debate.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: masscon, 11/24/2012 9:22:56 AM     (No. 9031652)

#12. Consider the source.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/24/2012 9:45:03 AM     (No. 9031688)

Jindal is a craven Haarvard fella. I wouldnt trust him farther than i can spit. Gingrich, well we know what he and Calista are. Rubio? Power hungry kid with an interesting biography and absolutely no experience. Where have we seen that before? If these guys are the future, it´s over.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/24/2012 9:45:34 AM     (No. 9031689)

I feel most certain their preference would be to blame Gov. Palin but 4 Senate competitors out of 5 won their race (of those endorsed and called on Palin for help). Those endorsed by Karl Rove of historic fame and the elite/establishment, each and everyone LOST their race.
Romney owns the loss! We held our nose again and voted for him as we did for McCain. Romney did nothing to reach out to Paul´s supporters nor did he try to court the conservative standards.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/24/2012 10:08:24 AM     (No. 9031724)

Fair weather politicians or should I say normal flip flopping politicians...very amusing and really sad!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: JoniTx, 11/24/2012 10:10:39 AM     (No. 9031729)

Love the picture of Mitt and Ann in the kitchen.

........Ronald Reagan was so brilliant. Remember his Eleventh Commandment:

~~Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.~~

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Native Texan, 11/24/2012 10:11:26 AM     (No. 9031730)

Romney was a good candidate and he was right the would never get some of the 47% vote. They want their free stuff that Obama gave them, they do not want to work!! . It was not a totally fair election as someone posted otherwise he would have won. As to reaching out to Ron Paul voters, they were never going to vote for Romney, that is my belief. As to Newt, Christie and Jindal, thankful they showed their true colors early , now I can mark them off my short list along with Jeb Bush. May God help us in 2016.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/24/2012 10:23:57 AM     (No. 9031745)

Hiding the truth is the hallmark skill-set of this regime.

Did they steal the election?

Of course, they did.

The weirdest part is how that causes the Reps. to doubt the wisdom of what was,in fact, a winning strategy.

How can we possibly avoid a violent uprising when faced with a criminal government ?

(I ask this rhetorically, of course)

...spit.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: TickleTheDragon, 11/24/2012 10:34:55 AM     (No. 9031761)

Jindal, Gingrich, Christy, Rubio (and even Huckabee, I think)…all self-serving opportunists, each in love with his own voice, with visions of grandeur...won’t get my vote.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: marthaville, 11/24/2012 1:09:43 PM     (No. 9031999)

#22 no one will ever get your vote. To label a politician as a self-serving opportunist is redundant at best.

You make your claims against only Republicans and we get Obama. One day you and other Republicans will realize that you are looking for your standard of perfection. At the same time people like you sit home in protest and don´t vote, you enable candidates like Obama to get elected. It would make some think you really want the Democrats to control every area of your life.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: jorgecito, 11/24/2012 2:06:37 PM     (No. 9032067)

Jindal is now oooooovvvvvvver in my book.

Too bad -- I stuck with Jindal even after his (allegedly) disastrous rebuttal to an Obama State of the Union speech a few years ago.

Back then, the attacks on Jindal were reflexive jibes at his style, not on his substance ... and were led by a hyena pack of Alinskyites (Chris Matthews in the forefront).

But Jindal body-slammed all of us by saying the GOP had to stop being "mean" to minorities. Sorry dude, adopting the Lies of the Left is not going to cut it with conservatives.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Judith, 11/25/2012 7:13:03 AM     (No. 9032756)

Some republicans keep asking us to give up, bit by bit, what our standards are in order to reach a candidate that ultra liberal leftists would find acceptable. That does not make sense. Romney was right when he said the 47% who do not pay taxes will have no interest in his tax cutting proposals. And the republicans turned on him.
Republicans and conservatives have to articulate what their alternative is to a political party that seems bent on destroying the USA. And that alternative better not be "let´s be democrats" (which is what they are saying right now). Social liberalism is very expensive.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/25/2012 8:56:17 AM     (No. 9032840)

This is far from the first time Newt stuck his foot in his mouth. Biden´s relative?
As for Bobby J, he will be hiring a new public relations group to ´fix´ his thoughtless comments. He has probably even called Christie for some suggestions.
.... Like the NJ wonder,I suppose the LA gov. will next be promoted on The View, Letterman and Leno. As for the SNL thing, though ... big mistake.

I was really high on Chris and Bobby, but this sneak preview of their ´real´ personalities is a campaign disaster, and I doubt it can be repaired.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 11/25/2012 9:08:51 AM     (No. 9032858)

#13 I suggest you read

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/gop-legally-barred-from-fighting-vote-fraud/

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/25/2012 9:11:05 AM     (No. 9032862)

Would we get anything for the old Republican Party if we traded it in on the Tea Party?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/25/2012 9:11:59 AM     (No. 9032863)

It is a poor carpenter who blames his tools.

The message that erases what happens between now and 2016 sounds an awful lot more like Jindal, Ryan Walker Christie or Palin than it does warmed over east coast blue blood republicanism.

If you think Romney was that special and came that close, then you should fire up Romney 2016 right now.

Eastablishment republicans wanted to make sure that the t party populist conservatives didn´t get a foothold in the worst way. Congrats on your success. And by all means, don´t let anyone tell you you were wrong.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/25/2012 9:53:44 AM     (No. 9032914)

Took an instant dislike to both Christy and Jindal. Christy´s default position is being the playground bully. And what ego it must take to keep eating after forcing your family to live with the fattest man in the State.

Jindal is a transparent opportunist whose greatest ability is talking a line that has a success rate. Fern bars and criminal law offices are full of the type. Besides, I never trust a man whose neck reminds me of Audrey Hepburn.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: trapper, 11/25/2012 10:05:18 AM     (No. 9032927)

For all the folks who trashed Mitt for not being a real conservative, he sure sounds like the real thing in those moments when he´s not supposed to be quoted. 47%. Free stuff. Gifts. He pretty much nails it when no one is supposed to be looking. And I think by 2016 a lot of people even in the press will be saying outright "what have we done?"

Currently the entire Republican bench is busy blowing itself to bits by their own utterances and actions. Good. Blow up the whole party and start from scratch. The house has become so infested with rats that the only solution is to burn it to the ground and rebuild. And as far as I am concerned, give Mitt the job of drafting the new blueprint. I don´t trust a single one of the rest.

And as for that most despicable turncoat Christie, his prescience allowed him to be the first to display his craven hypocrisy and lack of trustworthiness. Congratulations. King Rat.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: greek_soprano, 11/25/2012 10:52:32 AM     (No. 9032989)

Haven´t posted in quite a long while, but #13 completely nails it. The election was stolen by the evil that is the Obama regime. Our country doesn´t recognize decency anymore. The fact that our ambassador and Navy SEALS were murdered less than eight weeks before the election and the only media that cared was FoxNews? And Hurricane Sandy, ´memba that? Obama´s Katrina; people still without power in many places...you´d think it was just a little rainstorm. We are screwed. Mitt was right; everybody wants "free" stuff; it´s a part of our society now. Work? ´Suckas!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/25/2012 10:54:02 AM     (No. 9032991)

XXXII, what thoughtful, persuasive commentary. The republic was no doubt built on the shoulders of such intellectual giants.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/25/2012 11:17:16 AM     (No. 9033015)

I agree with #13. We´ve lost ccontrol of the process and we´ll never be able to get our message into the mainstream. The MSM won this election, not Obama.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/25/2012 11:26:02 AM     (No. 9033028)

The Republican party has become the home of craven dipsticks without direction or purpose

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Reply 36 - Posted by: mainecoonmama, 11/25/2012 12:10:08 PM     (No. 9033097)

I like Trey Gowdy for 2016. Can we for once elect a man who knows his purpose?!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: NotaBene, 11/25/2012 1:58:09 PM     (No. 9033255)

I would like to thank Mitt and Ann Romney for a dignified campaign based on freedom. Our Communist adversary used four years to give the idle FoodStamps, Obamaphones, free abortions, two-year Unemployment Insurance, permanent Disability, and many other gifts on our taxes. Add to that voter fraud and Amnesty for illegals and Baraka Hussein Obama was going to win no matter what Mitt Romney did.

Thank you for your service Mitt. Out country voted to turn the lights out with open eyes. With two more progressive/commie Supreme Justices there will no way back to a constitutional path.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 11/25/2012 2:02:52 PM     (No. 9033259)

I´m also in #13´s camp which ,to me, is the worst place to be. The libs will only refine their ability to control elections.After seeing Franken steal the election in my state I have felt our biggest obstacle in 2012 was voter fraud.Early voting, same day registering,precincts showing more people voting than live in the area, its all insane. What do you do besides outfraud the fraudsters? Everyone needs to bring a dead relative with them when they vote next time.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: nevernaught, 11/25/2012 2:16:56 PM     (No. 9033279)

´Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the ´craven hypocrites´ in the Republican party´. Blah, blah, blah. That´s odd, I thought those former senior aides were the biggest finger pointers after the election, and they are still blaming everyone else for their incompetence. The candidate is rarely any better than the people working for him and although Romney did his part, his staff completely failed in running the campaign efficiently or even knowing what the other side was doing to undermine them.

My personal view is the campaign was stolen and the campaign seemed to do nothing to counteract the cheating. Candidates, and the aides most of all, should always know how a campaign is going, and should correct problems if they ever want to work in that capacity again. It wasn´t Newt or any other outsider who is to blame for the fiasco. Answer is above. Geeesh, I despise the RNC/GOP heads, they never take responsibility for anything.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: absalom, 11/25/2012 2:22:37 PM     (No. 9033284)



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Reply 41 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 11/25/2012 2:52:24 PM     (No. 9033316)

Back in early 2008 , Jindal was on one of the Sunday shows and he equivocated
on whether he would support the eventual Republican ticket or Obama and said that that he had voted for Democrats before.
That was a red flag.
OTOH-My son has encountered Jindal stateside and in Afghanistan and always found him to be extremely gracious and sincerely appreciative of the military ..unlike some of the politicians and the Chooomander in Chief
who only use the troops for photo ops.
I have a friend who is first generation American,
very accomplished , great guy , but, a low information voter.
He voted for Obama because " Republicans are anti -immigrant " and as the son of legal and hard working immigrants from India, that offended him.
Jindal might feel the same way on some emotional level.
The Democrats rarely go public in trashing each other , unfortunately too many Republicans
knock each other over rushing to a camera so they run down fellow Republicans.
That has to stop-it only helps the media and the Democrats.
If Jindal or Gingrich or Christie has a problem with Romney-they should use the phone not the microphone.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: absalom, 11/25/2012 3:10:15 PM     (No. 9033337)

After Germany´s defeat in the Great War, numerous members of their establishment advanced the canard that Germany lost because she was ´stabbed in the back´ by communists, Jews and pacifists on the home front; a theme Hitler advanced to justify the Holocaust. In fact, their defeat was the direct result of gross incompetence by the Prussian General Staff. Now Romney has been decisively defeated by arguably the worst POTUS in our history. We´re told it was the result of stay at homers, of anti-Mormon bigots, of Hurricane Sandy and the current favorite of Romney´s sycophants; voter fraud. But facts are cold and truth inconvenient. Romney lost for a very simple reason; he was an incompetent candidate and trendy lefty running as the nominee of a center-right party who would say anything to anyone, anytime and immediately contradict himself. He had no core values, a reality the majority of voters fully grasped. So they stuck w/the incompetent fraud they knew. As for the voter fraud malarkey; Florida, Ohio and Penn, among other Battleground States, have Rep. Executive Officers (Gov, Lt.Gov, AG and Sec of State) plus Rep. Legislators (Pres of the Senate and Speaker of the House.)Yet we´re supposed to believe that all these officials conspired w/the likes of Axelrod to cover up ´billions´ of fraudulent ballots. Really? Like the German establishment of the 20ies; today´s GOP leadership is desperately trying to save their kiesters and so will advance any preposterous argument they think might stick to the wall. But don´t tell the paranoids.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: TruthandJustice, 11/25/2012 4:25:17 PM     (No. 9033422)

NO, it was the Foreign electronic vote count system out of Spain...SCTYL....where ever used a Marxist has been elected...

No more 30 days of voting...

No Motor voter registration

No foreign entity counting the votes

No electronics..none, U of MI showed SCTYL compromised in under two minutes...

A purple finger

No absentee votes but the military

Voter ID

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/25/2012 5:39:21 PM     (No. 9033481)

Hypocrites also can´t stand a man who speaks the truth doesn´t consort with crooks and sluts.A man who gives away more then he spends and really cares about freedom.Let the self righteous far right who think the term conservative only applies to them smirk at his loss as they alone will never win an election.
Even those detractors acknowledge he is termed a Godly man so consider maybe that GOD saved him from the DC cesspool to later fill a more important mission as this nation lands broke and wounded in need of simply maintaining life.He is a builder not a destroyer.
WE are as guilty as the liberals for we are allowing a corrupt agenda to sway us from our own vow to run a decent nation.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: get er done, 11/25/2012 9:52:07 PM     (No. 9033708)

I too am convinced that fraud "won" Obama this election. There are too many reports of voter turnout being higher than the number of registered voters, and too many reports of electronic voting machines repeatedly defaulting to an "Obama" vote, and too many reports of military votes being surpressed.

We did not have a legitimate election, which is why we have a FOUR STEP election process. Step one is the popular vote. Step two is the Electoral College. Step three is ratification of the vote by the Congress. If 17 States´ electors fail to meet and vote, then the election goes into Step four, in which the U. S. House of Representatives elects a president, and the U. S. Senate elects a vice president.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 11/25/2012 11:03:00 PM     (No. 9033753)

Even those close to Romney were surprised and upset that he lost, like Newt and Bobby Jindal. Even though I supported Mitt with my checkbook, I was confused on why he didn´t call on the Tea Party, or call Rush´s program like other Republican candidates have done. When Mrs. Romney, who I thought would have been an excellent First Lady, said in her speech at the convention, "I love women!" my first thought was "Where is Sarah?" If we don´t analyze why we lost we will have an even harder time winning next time. Yes, the fraud played a major role in Romney´s defeat too.

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Posted By: pineledger- 2/5/2014 4:02:05 AM     Post Reply
Secretary of State John Kerry must be really desperate to win the Nobel Peace Prize. So much so, he seems willing to continually force the state of Israel into untenable positions that put its security at risk. On this very topic last month, Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon said Kerry "came here very determined and operates based upon an unfathomable obsession and Messianic feeling . . . "Throughout the recent months, there is no negotiation between us and the Palestinians, but rather between us and the Americans. The only thing that can ´save´ us is that John Kerry will

Holder Shakes Down ´Racist´
Banks For Nearly $1 Bil
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 1/16/2014 6:58:11 AM     Post Reply
War On Banks: Attorney General Eric Holder has opened up a new front against car lenders and has forged an alliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to frame them for racism, too. We don´t use the term "frame" capriciously, certainly not like Holder uses the charge of racism. His department and the president´s new consumer credit watchdog agency, CFPB, have announced a new settlement with Ally Bank for nearly $100 million. It´s the largest fair lending deal against the auto industry and the third-largest ever to resolve charges of lending discrimination. Throw in four new mortgage-lender settlements over equally

New Mortgage Rules
Another Empty Obama Promise
Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 1/14/2014 7:36:40 AM     Post Reply
Misregulation: The president´s new consumer credit czar is doing a victory lap in the media over new mortgage rules, which go into effect this week. He claims they´ll stop another crisis. What a screaming joke. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray chirped during an interview on the "Daily Show With Jon Stewart" that the new rules are a "big change from the status quo" and will take mortgage banking back to the days of prudent lending. (Snip) Despite all the hype of tightening underwriting, CFPB´s celebrated new mortgage rules in fact require no minimum down payment or credit score

Fannie and Freddie´s New
Boss Could Reshape
Mortgage Finance
Businessweek.com, by Jodie Shenn and Clea Benson    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 1/11/2014 9:16:49 AM     Post Reply
Mel Watt hadn’t even been sworn in as the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency when at 9 p.m. on the Friday before Christmas he e-mailed reporters from his personal account saying he would put on hold planned increases in fees Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC) charge for insuring mortgage securities. With a three-sentence message, he signaled a break from his predecessor and hinted at how he’ll shape the future of the two firms that guarantee about 60 percent of new U.S. mortgages. (Snip)Watt “is really a bit of an enigma,” says Mortgage Bankers Association President David

New Affordable Care US
health plans will exclude
top hospitals
Financial Times, by Stephanie Kirchgaessener    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 12/9/2013 8:05:49 AM     Post Reply
Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres. Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country. High quality global

Birds Will Attack
Amazon´s Delivery Drones
Slate, by Nicholas Lund    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 12/6/2013 2:24:55 PM     Post Reply
Konstantin Kakaes had a lot of good evidence to work with for his article debunking the promise of Amazon’s drone deliveries. The FAA doesn’t allow autonomous flight. Drones are too small and unreliable. They’ll cost Amazon a fortune to maintain and oversee. Kakaes had so many facts in his favor, but he left out a big one: Birds are going to hate these drones.(Snip)The difference for Amazon’s drones is that the birds will be chasing them. Unseen to us, the skies are checkered with fiercely defended bird territories. Open-country raptors—hawks, eagles, kites, harriers, etc.—don’t take kindly to interlopers on their

Why Kanye West Is
Not in Fashion in
the World of Style
Wall Street Journal, by Christina Binkley    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 11/28/2013 6:23:43 AM     Post Reply
In a major rant at radio host Sway Calloway this week Kanye West went full tilt against the fashion establishment that is preventing him from unleashing his artistry-in-apparel on the world: “I am Warhol. I am the No. 1 most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney. Nike. Google. Now, who’s going to be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more? Or do you want to marginalize me til I’m out of my moment?” Dear Kanye Warhol-Shakespeare-Disney-Google-West, So you want to be a fashion designer! You actually did launch a

Amish buggy horse killed in drive-by
shooting in Pennsylvania
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: pineledger- 11/27/2013 9:24:55 AM     Post Reply
PHILADELPHIA--A horse pulling a buggy with an Amish family aboard in rural Pennsylvania was struck by a bullet fired from a moving car and later died, police said on Tuesday.(Snip)"At the time, they believed it was a firecracker," Weaver said. "They didn´t realize it was a gunshot." The family continued home, where they realized the animal had been injured. "When they got to the farm, the farmer noticed blood from the horse´s mouth," Weaver said. The horse died before a veterinarian arrived.



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Beijing hotel workers already ´fed up´ with
Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot,
$8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing´ pretty
much everyone´--and the first lady´s mother is*

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/21/2014 6:02:02 PM     Post Reply
*´barking at the staff´ Michelle Obama and three of her family members are staying in a $8,350-per-night Beijing presidential suite, but despite a 24-hour butler and other perks that come with the lodging, her entourage has inconvenienced ´pretty much everyone´ and made the hotel staff ´fed up,´ a well-placed hotel staffer has told MailOnline. [Snip] But the Obamas´ stay has already affected staff and guests at the hotel, with the Westin front-desk veteran alleging that Mrs. Obama´s mother Marian Robinson has been ´barking at the staff since she arrived.´ Government security forces from both China and the U.S. started Thursday to screen

Jimmy Carter: Obama the Only President
So Far Not to Call Me for Advice

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Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 10:07:18 PM     Post Reply
Jimmy Carter has been very active in the decades since his presidency, and his successors have occasionally called for his advice. Except, it turns out, the current occupant of the office. A clip from Carter’s upcoming Meet the Press interview reveals that President Obama is the first president since Carter left office not to solicit the Southern Democrat’s advice. Carter explained, “President Clinton did and President George W. Bush and H.W. Bush and even Ronald Reagan used to call on us to go into sensitive areas.” They all asked Carter to deal with “unsavory characters,” but Obama hasn’t reached out to

Too busy to be president
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American Thinker, by Jeffrey T. Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/21/2014 4:06:45 AM     Post Reply
Is Barack Obama simply too busy to be Chief Executive of the United States? Apparently. One of the primary functions of the president is to keep the nation safe, to preserve it from its enemies. To do that effectively, one would actually have to maintain something of a consistent level of attention to the moving pieces that directly influence how future events will unfold. None other than the truly sycophantic thinks for a second that President Obama cares a whit for anything that does not involve fundamentally altering the social composition of this country. Or golf. During the five-plus years

Washington Post busted!
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/21/2014 8:10:31 PM     Post Reply
A Washington Post story purporting to expose the Koch brothers as behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the Keystone Pipeline has been exposed as an utterly false propaganda operation, hilariously wrong and politically malicious. Even worse, one of the writers behind the story is married to a political operative in the left wing Koch-demonization machine. The Washington Post was recently purchased by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, who ought to take a hard look at the reporters and editors who collaborated with the left wing smear machine, and while he is at it, should send a note of thanks to John Hinderaker, the blogger

Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants
as ´Risk Takers,´ Defends Common Core

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 7:24:57 PM     Post Reply
In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. “People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers,” Bush reportedly said. “If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you’re a bigger risk taker than those who stay,” he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law. Bush also said he

Why Does Michelle Obama’s
Mother Live at the White House?

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PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 9:28:09 PM     Post Reply
Here’s a question I’ll bet nobody ever asked Jay Carney at a White House press briefing: Why does Michelle Obama’s mother live at the White House at taxpayer expense? (If someone has asked, please send link for me to stand corrected.) Now that Michelle Obama’s mother has caused a disruption on the latest exotic vacation for the first lady, perhaps it is time for some answers about why Marian Robinson is even on the trip to China. Worse, why is she appearing in official photographs with Chinese officials? Drudge is reporting in big bold lead letters that Marian Robinson is barking

Black preschoolers more likely
to face suspension

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Associated Press, by Kimberly Hefling & Jesse J. Holland    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/21/2014 11:11:29 AM     Post Reply
Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department´s civil rights arm. The suspensions — and disparities — begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation´s districts with preschools reported suspending at

Michelle Obama: It´s very rare
that I have the chance to travel
outside of the United States

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 12:50:07 PM     Post Reply
During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason. "It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China." Obama made her remarks while visiting a school in Beijing, with the Chinese first

Washington Post Falls for Left-Wing
Fraud, Embarrasses Itself

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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/21/2014 5:27:43 AM     Post Reply
Today’s Washington Post features an article by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin headlined, “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” The article was based on a newly-issued two-page report by the far-left International Forum on Globalization. The Post reported: You might expect the biggest lease owner in Canada’s oil sands, or tar sands, to be one of the international oil giants, like Exxon Mobil or Royal Dutch Shell. But that isn’t the case. The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned

Obama: Nancy Pelosi ´will
go down in history as one
of the greatest speakers´

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 1:22:42 PM     Post Reply
President Obama took the opportunity to flatter House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a fundraiser Thursday for House Democrats at the Florida home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. Obama said the California Democrat "will go down in history as one of the greatest speakers in our history" and indicated that he was eager to return her to her former position as Speaker of the House. "She is as tough and principled and as visionary as any member of Congress that we´ve ever seen and I´m grateful to call her a friend," he added. The fundraiser — the first of six Obama has

L´Wren Scott, and the awful
truth about women´s obituaries

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The Week, by Stassa Edwards    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/21/2014 4:29:41 AM     Post Reply
W hen news broke that respected fashion designer L´Wren Scott had passed away on Monday, The New York Times noted her suicide with the regrettable headline "Mick Jagger´s Girlfriend Found Dead." The Times wasn´t alone in its faux pas; the Associated Press dutifully tweeted, "BREAKING: Law enforcement: Mick Jagger´ [sic] girlfriend, L´Wren Scott, found dead in NYC of possible suicide." Though the AP managed to slip Scott´s name in the headline of the report, both news organizations seemed to agree: Scott´s death was newsworthy only because of her romantic association with a legendary rock and roller. Editors at neither The New York

Without facts on the missing airliner,
the media make stuff up

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Washington Post, by Eugene Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/21/2014 4:56:42 AM     Post Reply
Let me go out on a limb: The Malaysian airliner did not get sucked into a black hole, vanish over the Indian Ocean equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle or crash-land on the spooky island from “Lost.” Those “theories” were actually discussed on CNN this week. Host Don Lemon dismissed them as “preposterous” before asking one of his assembled “expert” guests — there were six of them waiting expectantly in their boxes on the screen — whether, you know, such ideas really were so preposterous. At which point the nonstop coverage of this tragedy entered the Twilight Zone. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines


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