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Pop-star president´s
power already dissipating

Washington Examiner [DC], by Conn Carroll

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/30/2012 5:39:38 AM

"The organization doesn´t exist without belief in the candidate," White House senior adviser David Plouffe told Politico after November´s election. "They turned out for Barack Obama. It was all because of him." "All because of him." That comment may sting the hundreds of Democratic candidates who spent countless hours working on their own campaigns, but it is also probably true. Obama is a fantastically popular political figure whose personal connection with voters led to record turnout among many demographics. But Obama´s appeal probably will not last much beyond 2016, if it even lasts that long.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Anner40, 12/30/2012 5:42:38 AM     (No. 9089534)

Itis still because of the ´free stuff´...and no other reason...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/30/2012 5:43:30 AM     (No. 9089536)

Not among those on the take.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pickle1, 12/30/2012 5:48:10 AM     (No. 9089539)

I doubt seriously they turned out for this clown. More like they voted without knowing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 12/30/2012 5:53:32 AM     (No. 9089545)

When you can game the voting software, you can do anything.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/30/2012 6:17:50 AM     (No. 9089564)

This reinforces my belief that a charismatic charlatan can fool some of the people some of the time, but once the Ear Leader, the TelePrompTer Of The United States is not out to pontificate with the reverb while turning his head from side to side, is no longer on the ballot, you´re not gonna see the turnout for the Hildabeest [even if she slims down and buys a bottle of Prell].

As noted, Katy Perry isn´t gonna wear that skintight dress for unemployment benefit extensions [but I can dream, can´t I?]

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Reply 6 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 12/30/2012 6:45:47 AM     (No. 9089582)

Slims down-- yes. Prell! Do they still make that?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/30/2012 6:53:01 AM     (No. 9089590)

The worst part of this whole situation is the far left used to be a minor contingentof the desm and now they´ve taken over the entire party which means it´s highly unlikely they throw Obamaoverboard,no matter how much worse he and the country gets.To me,there´s no question Obama would have lost if he was a hite liberal,so his race is what really saved him more than anything.The left also worships the fact that Obama is willing to spend any amount of money so even if they don´t get anything in the short term,there´s always tomorrow.

The republicans have now been universally labelled the party of obstruction,the protectors of the super rich,religious zealots and gun nuts.

Minorities used to be somewhat containable in general elections but so many are being waved in now,it´s almost impossible to keep up with the numbers. What fascinates me is black turnout went up in 2008 and 2012 despite the growth rate on blacks being flatlined for quite a while now.

Then you have the emerging group think people coming out of HS and into college for even more brainwashing,all paid for by you and me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 12/30/2012 6:55:25 AM     (No. 9089591)

If BO is so popular, why couldn´t he even fill a decent sized stadium during the campaign?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/30/2012 7:05:14 AM     (No. 9089599)

When you can game the system, it doesn´t matter about the stadiums anymore.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/30/2012 7:18:48 AM     (No. 9089610)

Stink is not popular.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/30/2012 7:19:34 AM     (No. 9089611)

Well, you have the supporters who have been dumb-downed by pop culture, the supporters who get their voting orders from their unions, the supporters who enjoy their crony capitalism, the supporters who want to save the planet and kill the unborn, the supporters who vote for him because it is cool, the supporters who support gay marriage, the supporters who are black, hispanic, and Asian, the supporters who are Jewish, the supporters who are Muslims, and the supporters who rabidly agree with his political philosophy. I don´t see any of the aforementioned groups bailing on him. Even when the economy tanks, the media will make sure that the Republicans get the blame. Obama could eat a dead baby on live TV, and his supporters would glowingly comment on his exquisite table manners.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JAN, 12/30/2012 7:25:57 AM     (No. 9089617)

As long as he has the lapdog media on his side there will be diminishing of his power.

Along with the msm he has the talk show taliban trashing our guys 24/7.

Following the election rather than pointing out the deficiencies of this administration all our effort went on trashing our own.

Thanks for nothing. By excoriating Boehner you made it nearly impossible for him to negotiate with the maoist.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 12/30/2012 7:27:02 AM     (No. 9089618)

Even after four years, Obama´s dumbed-down electorate and the LSM couldn´t get past the image he projected of himself, no matter how absurd or damaging it was--make that IS--to America.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: M2, 12/30/2012 7:37:47 AM     (No. 9089638)

I´ve got to wait until 2016 for O to crash and burn? Sorry, but this article sounds like wishful thinking.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: suedotsue, 12/30/2012 7:43:25 AM     (No. 9089649)

The first paragraph says Obama is fantastically popular and has a great personal connection. These are ridiculous statements though they´ll help sell the false narrative especially by an alleged conservative. Carroll has recently shown signs of Beltway addiction, ie that he believes what Beltway media believe. First, it´s not true. Whatever connection people have for him is strictly that which has been sold 24/7 by the media or chit chatting on the view. In other words they know nothing about him, have no idea how much worse he´s made their lives. His popularity consists of the media, 70 percent of all single women, most people under the age of 30, most blacks, most public sector union members, most career academics, and some Beltway GOP such as John Boehner. These same people would believe any far left candidate was good. As long as Fox News exists and and has Bush people guarding the door, we´ll be prevented from getting the candidate we need to win.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 12/30/2012 7:44:01 AM     (No. 9089651)

Popular? I just don´t get it. But then what´s not to love, he´s lazy, arrogant, spends our money like there is no tomorrow, has communist style dictator tendencies. leans toward the Muslim brotherhood, and likes his male friends who are in touch with their feminine side. Maybe we will run for president again, who knows with this guy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/30/2012 8:13:37 AM     (No. 9089698)

´They´ didn´t come to vote for him. They came to defend their free ride on the gravy train. A majority of the voters clearly possess an infantile preference for dessert over spinach. Zippy has always been cunning enough to recognize and exploit that and his opponents have been uniformly obliging.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: red oak, 12/30/2012 8:24:34 AM     (No. 9089706)

He got 6MM fewer votes than last time, even with the cheating and stuffing.

The whole thing is surreal. A nightmare.

Something was wrong with the vote tabulation on the Republican side.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: bmw50, 12/30/2012 8:28:36 AM     (No. 9089711)

This article may be right if you are Black. But it´s unlikely the Democrat Party will offer another Black candidate when Obama´s term is up. That will change voter turnout in Black communities quite a bit.
As far as the rest of those who voted for him, they are mindless lemmings whose brains have been conditioned by the media and marketing. People who say, "he´s a nice man". Where do they get that? They don´t know him. They know nothing about him. They bought what the media was selling, this time it was Obama, like they would the latest kitchen gadget or jewelry from QVC.
The media has portrayed him as famous, caring, cool, hip, anti-rich, articulate, smart, fighting for equality, a loving family man, healthful, fit, youthful and whole host of other positive things that the media knew would they could sell to the public. He is none of these things. He is a lying, narcissistic, Marxist, politician who puts himself and his cronies about America. If he were still in Africa, and had the opportunity, he would be another dictator while the people of his nation starved to death.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chiller, 12/30/2012 8:36:05 AM     (No. 9089721)

Someone in the Obeyme campaign saw the untapped voters who simply don´t bother or care to vote. New technology found a lot of them and used extended voting to literally drag them to the polls. Free phones, anyone?

It took 100,000 ´volunteers´ and paid staff, a month in some cases, but it paid off in the swing states.

Certainly some blatant voter fraud, but even John Fund hasn´t sounded that alarm post election. Mostly this soft fraud/bribery/coersion, IMHO.

Thanks God for off-year elections, but RNC peeps better take notice, because Obeyme´s paid staff will try to turn out as many as they can in 2014. The author predicts it won´t work without Obeyme on the ticket, but we can´t take that for granted.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/30/2012 8:37:27 AM     (No. 9089724)

I, for one, find him repulsive.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Aunt Agnes, 12/30/2012 8:41:48 AM     (No. 9089733)

There is hope - over the holidays I had some of my lib relatives in & I braced for lots of "I-toldja! We won! We run things from now on!" and I didn´t hear ANY of it. Even my rabid lib SIL seems rather subdued by current events because despite BO´s re-election, her prospects haven´t improved & she knows that her taxes are going up. She even politely asked my advice about a business venture she is considering. I think it is a good sign when a lib (who works PT in the education field) considers going into business for herself. I can think of no better way to get a convert to conservatism!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: CEP, 12/30/2012 8:51:48 AM     (No. 9089749)

They only like Obama because he promises them stuff without having to pay for it. Obama is a jerk and in real life he would be considered a scam artist.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/30/2012 9:05:30 AM     (No. 9089763)

Republican candidates for any office have to be willing to defend conservatives and take the media jackals and liberal machine head on. Newt had the right idea, just too much personal baggage. I don´t see this person on the horizon yet. Michelle Bachman is closest. But the Mr. Nice Guy strategy clearly isn´t working and the RINO contingent in the party who think they have the right to choose the candidates needs to be eliminated. I don´t look for any blowouts in 2014. They haven´t learned their lesson yet which is rather clear by the ridiculous negotiating they are doing with Obama.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 12/30/2012 9:07:10 AM     (No. 9089766)

#12 Amen.
The armchair Congressmen on the right ( Limbaugh , his mini me Hannity , Levin and Ingraham ) who are too lazy and don´t have the guts to actually run for office,
have consistently run down and belittled Republicans and our nominee since GHW Bush .
Their goal is to keep their audience , not promote conservatism or Republicans , so they must keep both the left and the right in a state of constant agitation , which Limbaugh has been doing for 20 years.
He hated GHW Bush, Bob Dole, George W Bush , McCain and Romney .
In fact, in February 2008, Limbaugh told Howard Kurtz in an interview ( " Limbaugh on McCain : It´s Better To Be Right All The Time " ) that if McCain became our nominee, he hoped that Obama would win the election.
Limbaugh rarely gets his facts straight nor does he keep his audience properly informed .
Prager, Hewitt , Bennett and some others are
much better hosts and light years more grounded and informative.
The constant attacks on Boehner from the right wing talkers, many of them based on falsehoods
and ignorance , only help Obama.
And their ratings.
FOX News is too much fluff and can´t compete with the
24 /7 agitprop coming from the powerful MSM.
The reports of it´s death were obviously premature .




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Reply 26 - Posted by: strike3, 12/30/2012 9:16:50 AM     (No. 9089781)

Some people think carnivorous snakes and spiders make great pets. Same concept.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: maryc, 12/30/2012 9:18:23 AM     (No. 9089787)

First Hitler was popular and German citizens were stupid and unpopular if they didn´t agree with him. We know how that progressed to arrests for those who opposed him . Wonder how this will ´progress´ ?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Rusino, 12/30/2012 9:42:52 AM     (No. 9089839)

He won´t be so popular after 2016!!! That is four years too late!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/30/2012 10:00:24 AM     (No. 9089883)

Regarding the 47% and the gravy train, everyone, whether they made a $1 or a million, should pay federal income taxes. Everyone should have a stake in the game.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/30/2012 10:02:23 AM     (No. 9089889)

And furthermore, equality before the law is not evidenced in graduated income tax. For good or ill, That´s not fair and if it weren´t so ingrained in our society might be seen to be the unconstitutional meaasure it is.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/30/2012 10:06:18 AM     (No. 9089900)

Yet I am very puzzled by the 55% to 56% who respond positively to Rasmussen´s polls that O.awful One is doing just fine and they approve of all his Marxist moves.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Davids918, 12/30/2012 10:17:40 AM     (No. 9089922)

Obama isn´t really up to the job, but sure likes campainging.

Start to focus on things like those $90K jobs in oil field in South Dakota, and how they can be replicated in places like California.
How half of our children aren´t even going to college so where are the good jobs for them? And how the liberal Democrats are stoping them thru their friends in the environmental law.

Start chipping away at the edges and appealing to these new revenue streams that would pay for teachers, police and fire that the Democrats are against.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/30/2012 10:44:26 AM     (No. 9089964)

Welcome to Costco...I love you!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/30/2012 10:58:25 AM     (No. 9089990)

Pop-star president´s power already dissipating

Carroll, listen. You´re analyzing a Game you do not understand. Not only that, you refuse to understand this is a Whole Different Game unfolding.

The old ways of thinking and responding no longer apply.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Clover, 12/30/2012 11:08:08 AM     (No. 9090004)

Lord Monckton wrote..... paraphrased here....´.Obama was elected by an illiterate society´. This was also written in the Russian newspaper Prava, Nov. 26, 2012.

In 2009 Vladimir Putin said...´America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake´.

Perhaps we can overcome the damages this president has done/will do, but how can we overcome the damages done by an illiterate, apathetic society?






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Reply 36 - Posted by: Idaho Spud, 12/30/2012 11:43:11 AM     (No. 9090051)

No. 4 and 9. Exactly. 26 states contracted with a company in Spain to count the votes electronically. Votes were transmitted to Spain, ´counted´, and the fake results sent back to the U.S. Anyone who thinks that those who gave us the Kennedy assasination through fast and furious to Benghazi gate are not capable of this massive fraud then I submit that Kennedy was not shot but died instead of a massive stroke.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: nigella, 12/30/2012 11:50:28 AM     (No. 9090059)

I agree with #25

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Reply 38 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/30/2012 11:54:43 AM     (No. 9090068)

Since our democratized republic is well along the path to failure, the only thing left might be to prepare for the political upheaval that will be necessary to wrest control from the uninformed, dead, non-existent, or bloodsucking unproductive voters that have triumphed the last few cycles. No matter how charismatic a leader we get on the conservative side, the power corrupted media will destroy them in the eyes of the aforementioned. I am sorry to say so, but I don´t see a pleasant or "democratic" way out of this. Studying history, it appears to me the last bastion of hope for our survival lies in our ability to protect ourselves and our families, an ability under attack as we speak.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/30/2012 12:34:27 PM     (No. 9090116)

I´m with 12 and 25. We, ourselves, have weakened Boehner´s hand with our scorn and lack of support. We want our representatives to do wonders for us and when they can´t we wash our hands of them and refuse to donate to the RNC until they can. I hope the ones I am talking about enjoy what they have done when we lose the House of Representatives.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: TheMom, 12/30/2012 1:27:01 PM     (No. 9090187)

Boehner has weakened his own hand by caving to everything the regime wanted, want now, and want in the future. He has done and will do us no favors by being an appeaser.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: reilly, 12/30/2012 1:42:43 PM     (No. 9090214)


Sit back and win some tricks and watch the liberal worldview explode. It´s built on sand. Look around.



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Reply 42 - Posted by: arkfamily, 12/30/2012 2:22:32 PM     (No. 9090254)

#41, I respectfully disagree with you. What possible scenario do you think Boehner could do that Obama won´t veto or Reid will allow to go to the floor? That´s right - keep bashing Boehner and the Republicans and you´ll have more people convinced. Probably on our side only.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: kelty, 12/30/2012 3:16:41 PM     (No. 9090312)

No, it isn´t. I´m sorry, you guys, but time to tether yourselves to reality again.

Just got done with family holidays. No one is on the "take". Obamas are respected by parental levels and adored by newly politicized teen relatives - Michelle is worshiped so much that, frankly, even beyond politics, it´s a little creepy.

If you think it´s over or getting over, I invite you to watch 2012´s Kennedy Center honors.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: suncitypro, 12/30/2012 3:17:58 PM     (No. 9090313)

Who in the MSM is going to tarnish zippy´s image? He will have to insult one of the big boys or girls for that to happen. Until they turn on him, he is golden.
Give it away, and they will come--and come they did to give this mental midget another 4 long years to beat us down.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 12/30/2012 5:27:12 PM     (No. 9090413)

"...will not last much beyond 2016..."

By then he will have destroyed the country.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: twinspineve@gmail.com, 12/30/2012 6:03:46 PM     (No. 9090450)

people did not vote on merit. they voted on skin color, party affiliation, envisioned free stuff, whatever. people would not vote for a team because of the aforementioned reasons but on playing ability.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: AnnaS, 12/30/2012 7:55:17 PM     (No. 9090541)

I disagree with those Boehner supporters! What could he have done? For starters he could have stood for those principles of the Constitution we say we hold dear! Who cares if you get re-elected or are loved by the Democrats? But that is the rub, no? Might hurt his "career!"

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Reply 48 - Posted by: chance_232, 12/30/2012 10:03:14 PM     (No. 9090698)

Hitler was voted in by a duped population....and he was hugely popular too.

Which is why the electoral college was created.... specifically to prevent a popular empty suited charlatan parading as Santa Claus from occupying the white house.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: AnnaS, 12/30/2012 10:11:10 PM     (No. 9090708)

So why didn´t it work?

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Back in September, John Kerry told Washington Democrats that America faced a “Munich moment” in deciding how to respond to Syria’s use of chemical weapons. He called Bashar al-Assad a “two-bit dictator” who would commit more atrocities unless he was stopped. Right idea, wrong war. The real Munich moment of our times is taking place in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin is on the march, and there’s no telling how far he’ll go if he’s allowed to gobble up Crimea without paying a serious price. That is the lesson of Munich, the infamous agreement in 1938 when Britain’s Neville Chamberlain struck a

Decades after escaping Fort Leavenworth,
killer back in custody
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/16/2014 4:26:58 AM     Post Reply
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from the maximum-security military prison at Fort Leavenworth, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out a new life for himself in Florida, living under an assumed name, getting married and working for an air conditioning company. It all came to an end this week when Jones - or Bruce Walter Keith, as the former Army private was known in Florida - was recaptured with the help of technology that was more sci-fi than reality when he broke out during the disco era: facial-recognition software. "The first words out of his

In Crimea, Uncertainty
Grips Ukraine´s Military
Associated Press, by Mike Eckel    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/16/2014 4:23:52 AM     Post Reply
PEREVALNYE, Ukraine -- In the eastern reaches of Ukraine´s Crimean Peninsula, witnesses report advanced Russian surface-to-air missiles being offloaded and readied for movement. At a base near the naval port of Sevastopol, an air force commander takes to YouTube to appeal for clear orders of engagement with the Russian forces who have occupied much of his base. In a naval base near regional capital Simferopol, a commander reports feeling like a hostage, and fearing what will come in the next few days. On the eve of Sunday´s referendum on whether the Black Sea peninsula should break away from Ukraine and join



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Doomed airliner pilot was political fanatic:
Hours before taking control of flight MH370 he
attended trial of jailed opposition leader as FBI
reveal passengers could be at a secret location

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Daily Mail [UK], by Simon Parry    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/16/2014 5:07:17 AM     Post Reply
Police are investigating the possibility that the pilot of missing Flight MH370 hijacked his own aircraft in a bizarre political protest. The Mail on Sunday has learned that Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was an ‘obsessive’ supporter of Malaysia’s opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim. And hours before the doomed flight left Kuala Lumpur it is understood 53-year-old Shah attended a controversial trial in which Ibrahim was jailed for five years. Campaigners say the politician, the key challenger to Malaysia’s ruling party, was the victim of a long-running smear campaign and had faced trumped-up charges. Police sources have confirmed that Shah was a vocal political activist

President Obama warns youth:
Sign up for Obamacare or we
will charge you a penalty

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/15/2014 5:30:09 AM     Post Reply
President Obama warned young people that if they don´t sign up for Obamacare by March 31, they will face a penalty -- if they can afford it. During an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest, Obama explained that young people might be charged a fine if they don´t get insured. "If you can afford it — you just decide you don´t want to get it because your attitude is ´nothing´s ever going to happen to me´ — then you´ll be charged a penalty," Obama explained. Obama was careful to specify that people who can´t afford Obamacare will not suffer a

Ted Cruz not so popular back home
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Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/15/2014 12:04:47 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) may be popular among hard-line conservatives nationally, but back home he’s in some hot water. According to an Emerson College poll, his favorability is underwater, by a margin of 43 to 48 percent. Moreover, his favorable/unfavorable rating with women is 39 to 50 percent. I asked the poll director for further detail and found: Republicans: 74 percent favorable, 18 percent unfavorable ~Democrats: 8 percent favorable, 82 percent unfavorable ~Independents: 38 percent favorable, 50 percent unfavorable

Astonishing poll shows 38-year
Democratic congressman down 14 points

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Washington Examiner, by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 3/15/2014 7:31:10 PM     Post Reply
Here´s an astonishing poll: David Freddoso at Conservative Intelligence Briefing links to a report by the Washington Post´s Aaron Blake that West Virginia 3rd district incumbent Rep. Nick Rahall trails Republican challenger state Sen. Evan Jenkins by a 54-percent to 40-percent margin. The poll was conducted by the Tarrance Group, a Republican firm which, like several Democratic and other Republican firms, has had a good record for reliability over the years. This is astonishing for several reasons. Rahall, first elected in 1976, is now the seventh most senior member of the House, with three of the more senior members retiring

Obama wants people to quit
bashing his jeans

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CNN, by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/14/2014 9:29:36 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama hit back at critics calling him out for his "mom jeans. "I´ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans," Obama said Friday in an interview with radio host Ryan Seacrest. "The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher´s mound and I didn´t want to feel confined while I was pitching, and I think I´ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well."

The Unbearable Lightness of Barack Obama:
Desperation, Cunning, or Disengagement?

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Commentary Magazine, by Michael Austin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/16/2014 5:03:38 AM     Post Reply
It’s been less than six months since Bret Stephens used a version of this headline, but four events in the last week have caused it to scream in my mind. Before I get into those four events, let me say that I understand the only way to stay remotely sane in Washington, D.C., is to ignore 85 percent of whatever is trending at any given moment. That said, there are times anyone less isolated than a Carthusian monk is unavoidably exposed to “news” that 25 years ago would be considered fit only for National Enquirer. The four events that have disturbed

Barack Obama, Political Wrecking Ball
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Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/16/2014 5:38:29 AM     Post Reply
By now it’s settled on most people, including Democrats, that the loss of Alex Sink to David Jolly in Florida’s 13th Congressional District was, in the words of the New York Times, “devastating” to Democrats. It’s a district Ms. Sink carried in her unsuccessful race for governor against Rick Scott, a district that Barack Obama carried in his two elections, and a district that demographically now favors Democrats. In addition, Ms. Sink raised more money and ran a better campaign than Jolly. Even Bill Clinton lent his efforts to her campaign. And yet she lost. What should particularly alarm Democrats is

How five Colorado Democrats may
have paved the way for Congress
to sue the administration

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Daily Caller, by Elizabeth Price Foley & David Rivkin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/15/2014 4:59:04 AM     Post Reply
Last week, the U.S. Tenth Circuit decided a case that should reverberate on Capitol Hill. In Kerr v. Hickenlooper, five Colorado legislators sought “standing” to challenge a state constitutional amendment. The three-judge panel — consisting of Carter and Clinton appointees — ruled in favor of the legislators’ standing. This decision should embolden members of Congress who correctly believe that President Obama has encroached upon Congress’ constitutional authority. Indeed, Congress should do no less in defending its authority than the five Colorado state legislators. Many members of Congress believe that numerous presidential actions — delaying various provisions of the Affordable Care

Top Republican: U.S. needs 1 million
more immigrants, not less

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 3/15/2014 9:05:57 PM     Post Reply
A top Republican campaigning for immigration reform is warning that America needs at least 1 million more immigrants every year just for basic farming and construction jobs, not ban like some in the party are advocating. Carlos Gutierrez, Commerce secretary under former President George W. Bush, said that without more immigrants, businesses won´t be able to grow because there aren´t enough workers available. And helping them could boost the Republican Party, added the former Kellogg Co. executive. Speaking at a Republican confab, he said that comprehensive immigration reform passed in the Senate and rejected by

Obama unintentionally reveals his insecurity
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 3/15/2014 8:31:09 AM     Post Reply
An interview yesterday offers proof that Sarah Palin has really gotten under Obama’s skin. In the midst of a friendly on-the-air radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, President Obama offered us a rare glimpse inside the presidential mind, revealing how deeply he was stung by the gibes he has received ever since wearing mom jeans when throwing out the first pitch at the 2009 All Star Game. In the midst of a discussion of his recent shopping trip to The Gap, the President stated: “I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans,” (snip) It is quite obvious that the reason the 2009 mockery

Westboro Baptist Church
founder Fred Phelps Sr.
´on the edge of death´

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New York Daily News, by Doyle Murphy    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 3/16/2014 4:36:23 PM     Post Reply
The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., founder of the hate-fueled Westboro Baptist Church, is at “the edge of death,” his son reports. Nathan Phelps, who fled the infamous Kansas church more than 30 years ago, claims his notorious father was kicked out of the congregation he built and is now spending his final days in hospice care. “I´ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the "God Hates (deleted to clear site filter)" Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the ‘church’ back in August of 2013,” Nathan Phelps wrote on Facebook. “He is now on the edge of death at

Election 2014: Lindsey Graham challenger
calls SC senator "ambiguously gay"

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The State [Columbia, SC], by James Self    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/14/2014 8:48:20 PM     Post Reply
Columbia, SC - Four of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham´s announced challengers in June´s Republican primary pledged support for each other Thursday if any of them end up in a runoff with the Seneca incumbent. But a news conference announcing their alliance on the State House steps took an unexpected turn when the most minor of the candidates, Dave Feliciano of Spartanburg, took the podium and called Graham "ambiguously gay." Feliciano said, "It´s about time that South Carolina (says) hey, We´re tired of the ambiguously gay senator from South Carolina. We´re ready for a new leader to merge the Republican Party.


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