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Why So Serious? Is
Conservative Despair
Justified?

PJ Media, by Andrew Klavan

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/8/2013 6:15:35 AM

So last week, in what was perhaps a moment of madness, I posted a request on my Facebook page: Tell me your political predictions for the year. Among the more restrained answers: “Hyperinflation,” “Civil War,” “financial collapse,” “terribly awful things.” Optimist though I am, I can’t help feeling there’s something to this downhearted consensus. After living through the most peaceful and prosperous half century that any nation has ever experienced in the history of humankind, it seems impossible to believe we would re-elect a mediocre reactionary out to “fundamentally transform” our success into failure. But we did,

Comments:
This is a great, thoughtful piece and you won´t get anything out of it by just reading the bit that´s posted here. Also, at the end Klavan presents three trends that might be reasons for some optimism.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 1/8/2013 6:28:18 AM     (No. 9104397)

An excellent read from one of the most articulate and entertaining writers in the business and PJ Media is blessed to have him. If you havent joined PJ Media for the short videos and interviews with everyone who is anyone, join. And enjoy Klavan´s work!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: shamus, 1/8/2013 6:32:42 AM     (No. 9104404)

George Will takes the view that Democrats made a huge blunder in the cliff deal. Liberals apparently didn´t realize that it´s impossible to finance their social welfare programs without much higher taxes on the middle class.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 1/8/2013 6:51:22 AM     (No. 9104432)

I needed that!
Quote of the day: "Reality is on our side".
Indeed it is.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/8/2013 6:51:50 AM     (No. 9104433)

Will enough Obama voters wake up to the fact that they have been played for chumps by Obama and the Democrat Party? Will they realize that Obama and the Democrat Party pose a genuine threat to the future of America and our children? Will they finally realize that everyone can´t be on the government teat, either as a public service employee or an entitlement parasite?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/8/2013 7:20:10 AM     (No. 9104460)

Obama getting re-elected is only half the equation. The other half is that there were enough zombie voters to put him back in.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: geo11, 1/8/2013 7:24:44 AM     (No. 9104466)

The Democrats are rigging the system. They are allowing more illegals into the country with the ability to vote, they have taken over the ballot box thru voter fraud, vote machine manipulation, creation of a dependency population and dumbed down electorate. The GOP does not stand a chance unless it addresses these problems.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/8/2013 7:56:58 AM     (No. 9104504)

Everything that I´ve looked into seems to indicate that the Dems have a lock on National Elections for the foreseeable future - and possibly on loc al elections as they get bolder. This is entirely through massive election fraud. I´ve been able to talk to people in both Conservative and Liberal voting districts and Conservative Districts were generally massively interested in defeating Obama, while Liberal voters were largely apathetic - many hadn´t even paid attention to the fact that election day had come and gone. This does not jive with reported numbers, not to mention dozens of districts in critical swing states where Obama reportedly got 100 percent of the vote.

´Why so serious?´

Because there is only one solution that I can see to this tyranny. And that´s MY opinion.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 1/8/2013 8:03:57 AM     (No. 9104515)

The article is a good read, and his three ending points are strong, however...

The liberal-progressives/communist have a long history of denying reality. The fact that 52% of the voters supported He who must not be named to me indicates that a great segment of our citizenry join in this self deception regarding reality. I know that there were vote-fraud issues, but when no one contest a fraud, has a fraud truly occurred? How do you know?

Federalism may save us, but only if we can clear the lifeboats from the vortex that will be created as the failed ship of state sinks.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/8/2013 8:09:13 AM     (No. 9104522)

Liberals think they can finance their entitlements. All they have to do is do away with the military.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LZK, 1/8/2013 8:11:42 AM     (No. 9104527)

Bingo!!

LZK

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ruready?, 1/8/2013 8:12:57 AM     (No. 9104529)

It is so bad now that the net immigration from Mexico is near zero.

Fatherless children, Obamacare, unemployment, loss of manufacturing base, crooked CEOs and Wall Street sharks, free housing, national debt, a weakened Military, liberal courts, green energy fools in agencies and media lies will overwhelm us.

Without societal collapse and rebuilding, we are done.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Judith, 1/8/2013 8:25:22 AM     (No. 9104547)

How do you put a pretty face on a majority of the populace who voted for a pirate promising to steal someone else´s wealth?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: saraguay, 1/8/2013 8:26:42 AM     (No. 9104550)

until some of the elected republicans in congress are vocal long enough and loud enough about the reality of washington politics the low info voter will not know that he/she has options. most people still listen to the free and well known networks and read their local paper (all liberal). the ignorance out there is astounding and republican leaders must talk and talk and talk about what is going on. eventually, they will be heard IF they will do that. unfortunately, the love of power and fear of losing their job may well keep most of them silent.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: djcdjc, 1/8/2013 8:33:56 AM     (No. 9104561)

With the dissolution of the MSM and the rise of the internet we may find a viable candidate willing to employ basic math to the American dream.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: olcap, 1/8/2013 8:49:37 AM     (No. 9104588)

Conservative despair IS justified, because conservatives have ZERO representation in federal government. And that is a FACT.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 1/8/2013 8:52:43 AM     (No. 9104594)

I agree with Klavan, and I´d like to add the following "point #4"- with apologies to L-dot alumni who have read this "Barbaric Truism" for many years as I have repeated it almost ad- nauseum...

#4- "Liberals always overreach- ALWAYS."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 1/8/2013 9:02:25 AM     (No. 9104617)

We offer candidates who articulate a compelling vision of the future not a return on to the past. Obama´s vision of the future is straight out a 1968 graduate seminar. Unfortunately for many voters Romney´s was from an Ozzie and Harriet rerun.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: coldborezero, 1/8/2013 9:04:12 AM     (No. 9104620)

RE #17: True, liberals always overreach. Unfortunately, each time they overreach they set a new line of departure from which to launch their next offensive, incrementally advancing their cause. It has taken over 150 years for them to get us to this point. They will never stop.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dixie, 1/8/2013 9:39:52 AM     (No. 9104686)

I enjoyed this article and I thought this excerpt was a "keeper" phrase:

"...academics love to be off-beat and radical as long as everyone around them is being off-beat and radical too." Andrew Klavan


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Reply 20 - Posted by: saryden, 1/8/2013 9:47:41 AM     (No. 9104704)

Agree #19, but this time is rather different. Look at events in Europe: as socialism/communism has impoverished the countries and weakened their defenses, Islam has been able to take over.
I believe the Free World is in crisis.. and our Congress has "the love of power and fear of losing their jobs" (thanks, #14) .. that´s why so serious.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/8/2013 10:20:50 AM     (No. 9104775)

Klavan ... another "Reasonable Man".

The tyranny of reasonable men is how we got into this mess. Give an inch here, go along to get to a larger goal there, push back instead of break the mold ... reasonable men ALWAYS have a ready platitude for why our outrage is unreasonable and not "helpful". Reasonable men talk down to us like we´re idiot children even as they hand us a shovel reassuring us there really is a pony under all that failure. Just Keep Digging

The Tyranny Of Reasonable Men is the seduction of fear. Step out of line, the Man take you away ...

Klavan is telling us to go along to get along.

Thank our Lord the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence (at the risk of their lives) did not quail and become "reasonable".

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Reply 22 - Posted by: privateer, 1/8/2013 10:22:31 AM     (No. 9104778)

I believe #7 gives the best explanation for how we got where we are today, AND why it will be nearly impossible to reverse the slide into Socialist Tyranny.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/8/2013 10:28:45 AM     (No. 9104791)

The question I have been asking for the past 4 years is: "Are we Weimar Germany in 1932, France in 1788 or Russia in 1914?". Yes, "reality was on their side" too, but I don´t want to have to go through what they went through before things got better. I really worry about the next few generations.
The saddest part is that it all avoidable, but the low information voters don´t understand that.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 1/8/2013 10:36:14 AM     (No. 9104805)

Mr. Kalgan overlooks a complicit Republican Party leadership, either by design or by incompetence, who ends up supporting the destruction on the basis of "compromise", without having an opportunity to weigh the real impacts of what they do. They just go along to get along, with apologists along the way touting their genius to satiate the complainers.

If you believe the news stories, they chickened out of voting for a new Speaker, despite the evidence of Boehner´s discomfort, incompetence in being able to work with zippy.

The despair is because of the recognition that there realy aren´t anymore good guys.s now.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/8/2013 10:41:02 AM     (No. 9104817)

Fracking is wonderful but up to the states on whether it can used. NY decided they needed to rewrite the rules and are still going through a seemingly endless review process. TX decided their rules already covered the process and have doubled their oil production from 1 million bpd to 2 million. OH hasn´t made up their mind. Once you get oil and gas to the surface, you still need to pipe them to market. The feds do have some say in permitting pipelines, so even in TX they have to wait for approvals.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/8/2013 10:45:14 AM     (No. 9104831)

Good piece and not too long - even the inveterate headline-and-intro one graph posters may read it!

#17´s point is good. But if the majority of the voters subscribe to what the Liberals are giving (not selling) them, there could be no pendulum swing.

In the meantime, I am thrilled when Obie and the missus muff it in their own "mediocre reactionary" way. I like to think that each overreach puts another nail in their political coffin.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: yuban, 1/8/2013 10:57:59 AM     (No. 9104876)

Most folk in the GOP need to read this since they will be going down with the Left as well. Some day Conservatives WILL win and the price the Left, and many in the GOP, must pay will be very high.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/8/2013 10:58:12 AM     (No. 9104878)

Reality may be on our side, but unfortunately, the dominant, ineradicable characteristic of every left winger is the inability to grasp reality, or, if by some fluke that lefty does suddenly come up against reality, he will immediately ignore and dismiss it, and retreat ASAP to his fantasy world.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/8/2013 11:06:33 AM     (No. 9104925)

I ´despair´ because the theory that America has survived worse times therefore we will survive this new direction is not really very comforting. I would rather not see if the interment camps of WWII will be repeated or exceeded. I don´t want to find out what happens if this government decides to surpass the Nazis in their zeal to confiscate every legal firearm. We have had currency crisis before and changed all the money, but not at this scale. The difference this time is now we have a mass brainwashing technology that will gleefully promote every disaster as great TV and it´s audience will clamor for more of the things that created the disaster.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 1/8/2013 11:26:20 AM     (No. 9104976)

The problem Mr. K. is that time is not necessarily on our side for the repair of the damage. Outside forces are encroaching as well as a change in the character of our citizens. Many of the people who vote in this country do not share our heritage and our past spirit means nothing to them. In addition, our press has failed us, and our Congress is not far behind.. oh, have I mentioned our Supeme Court decision on Obamacare?
Under the circumstances, it is a little hard to regroup.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: flhub, 1/8/2013 11:29:38 AM     (No. 9104987)

All this talk about the Liberals overreaching, maybe very valid.

According to Dr.Jean Twenge, noted Psycologist, in her study on narccism,

´In the long-term, what tends to happen is that narcissistic people mess up their relationships, at home and at work, though narcissists may be charming at first, their selfish actions eventually damage relationships."

You can almost see it happening now with this president.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 1/8/2013 11:49:27 AM     (No. 9105038)

Klavan´s analysis is flawed because it assumes eventual rational action. The universal (over both time and space) response of socialists to the failures of socialism has been to apply stronger socialism. Obama’s re-election is proof of the dominance of that mechanism even here.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: dman, 1/8/2013 1:06:35 PM     (No. 9105218)

Sorry: I,like a few Ldotters above, am not so optimistic.

1. Fracking: If the EPA doesn´t shut it down outright, the rights will wind up with China and other foreign lenders to prop up a weak dollar and stave off collection of a soaring debt. Then the gas will be liquified and shipped overseas.
2. Federalism: A packed SCOTUS will neutralize states´ rights and unbridle the federal behemoth - all in the name of "fairness".
3. Reality: In politics, perception is reality. The media controls perception, and we know which side they´re on.

No, this is no time to take solace. It is time for hard choices what to do next. Our forefathers pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. The graves of the Greatest Generation testify to their sacrifice. What shall be our burden? Are we up to the task?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: absalom, 1/8/2013 1:26:09 PM     (No. 9105258)

Voter fraud was marginal at best. More importantly, R´s controlled the Executive and Legislative Branches of virtually every battleground state! Simply, Romney was a horrendous candidate; feckless, inept and unprincipled. Stone cold reality!!!
Larger point is that the GOP leadership is a DC creature and viscerally hostile to conservatives. Their candidate will always be a lefty jackass like Schwarzenegger, Christie, Romney etc. Until the rank and file grasps this, the GOP will continue to get their kiester handed to them.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/8/2013 1:37:01 PM     (No. 9105285)

Fracking is definitely a very likely game-changer.
Which is a major reason for libnuts and greenho´s to fight it.

The U.S. is and will be the "Saudi Arabia" of natural gas... and soon of oil...
it has long been the Saudi Arabia of coal.

People in the U.S. will quickly get sick of the taxes and regulations of Obamacare.
They will hate the declining quality of life.
They will demand more choices and a vast prosperity.

Liberoids cannot deal with these reactions.
Only conservatives can deliver.

When Obamacare starts its oppressive rule in Jan. 2014, the rotten economy etc will
help us do the traditional thing in the midterm elections.
The party of the incumbent prez loses in the second term midterms.

We will soon own the House, Senate, and probably by 2017 the WH, too.
People who are upset now will enjoy the changes coming eventually for us.

We have a lot of silly doomsday posts continually.
There is no accuracy to them.
Just the usual whining.
Bet a number of them did not vote for Romney.
Look what you reap!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: johngalt1, 1/8/2013 1:46:27 PM     (No. 9105306)

Posters #7 and #17 hit the nail on the head.

#7, Joseph Stalin, who was reputed to have said “The people who cast the votes don´t decide an election, the people who count the votes do” is on the short list of dictators and political strategists revered by leftists.

This list also includes Karl Marx, Mao Tse Tung, propaganda minister Joeseph Goebbels, Saul Alinky, and Richard Cloward/Francis Fox Piven. These people all share at least one trait: they have a talent for knowing how to tear down existing societies, but no clue how to build better ones.

#17, the leftist motto is “Always overreach.” This applies to the size and scope of government, any labor negotiation, expanding people’s “rights” and diminishing their responsibilities, and reducing our ability to defend ourselves as a nation and as individuals.

Leftists will never stop trying to push the boundaries of high taxation, overregulation, entitlements, and socially acceptable behavior, even after they reach the point of unsustainability.

If the leftist motto is “Always overreach,” their anthem is a ballad by Warren Zevon entitled “Laywers, Guns and Money.” The lyrics describe the misadventures of an irresponsible bloke who recklessly keeps pushing the limits.

“Well, I went home with the waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians, too

I was gambling in Havana
I took a little risk
Send lawyers, guns and money
Dad, get me out of this”

When the s**t inevitably hits the fan, guess who gets to be Dad?


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Reply 37 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 1/8/2013 3:49:41 PM     (No. 9105588)

The obvious answer to number four is NO. They can´t understand that the majority of tax money has to come from the ordinary folks i.e. The middle class because that is where most of money is.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/8/2013 5:01:00 PM     (No. 9105708)

Lemme see here. Klavan´s argument boils down to "it´s hopeless, but keep on trying." Ooooohkay. I knew there was a reason I turned in my Mensa card.

I´ve officially made my New Year´s Resolution: stop reading conservative bloggers until they get through their Pippa Passes phase.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/9/2013 12:54:42 AM     (No. 9106250)

Hic opus Hoc labor est That must be the conservative´s motto!

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The Holy Father visited an Italian steelworks last week and declared that human dignity requires a job. In the current mess the unemployed risk being marginalized, “victims of social exclusion,” he said. What does “the very serious problem of unemployment” tell us, he asked? It is the consequence of an economic system that is no longer able to create work, because it has placed at its centre the idol of money. Therefore, the various political, social and economic actors are called upon to promote a different approach, based on justice and solidarity, to ensure the possibility of dignified work for all. I know



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Controversy as Donald Rumsfeld says
a ´trained ape´ would manage the
troop withdrawal in Afghanistan
better than Obama

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Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/26/2014 6:17:18 AM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has said that ´a trained ape´ could do a better job managing American interests in Afghanistan than President Obama. The retired Republican made the insult while doing a phone-in interview for Greta Van Susteren´s Fox News show on Tuesday. He argued that the President made a serious error by failing to negotiate a status forces agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Gawker points out that such an agreement would effectively commit the United States to having a certain number of troops in the country for a number of years beyond the already-agreed-upon plan which

Secret Service agents in Obama’s
detail sent home from Netherlands
after night of drinking

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Washington Post, by Carol D. Leonnig & David Nakamura    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:34:51 PM     Post Reply
Three Secret Service agents responsible for protecting President Obama in Amsterdam this week were sent home and put on administrative leave Sunday after going out for a night of drinking, according to three people familiar with the incident. One of them was found drunk and passed out in a hotel hallway, the people said. The hotel staff alerted the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands after finding the unconscious agent Sunday morning, a day before Obama arrived in the country, according to two of the people. The embassy then alerted Secret Service managers on the presidential trip, which included Secret Service

At the Supreme Court, a potential
catastrophe for women’s rights

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Washington Post, by Sandra Fluke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 11:58:55 AM     Post Reply
A pair of potentially catastrophic cases will be argued before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. These cases are brought by privately held, for-profit corporations that are arguing their religious convictions should preclude them from offering employees the health insurance required by law. Specifically, these private employers don’t want to allow their employees’ insurance to cover some forms of birth control because, contrary to medicaland scientific evidence, they believe some birth control causes abortions. Corporations are not people. Corporations cannot have religious views. If religious rights are extended to corporations, it puts us on a slippery slope where any private company

Barack Obama Knows Now What It’s Like to
Give a Speech Where Only One Man Claps

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International Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/26/2014 4:55:39 PM     Post Reply
Okay, THAT was certainly embarrassing. At the end of a joint news conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the applause for Barack Obama came from a grand total of one guy. One. After thanking the crowd twice for suffering through his boring, standard worn-out spiel, Obama looked around the room, expecting the usual fanfare and applause he receives from his loyal followers back home. It never came. Instead, the Leader of the Free World was met with one slow, awkward clap. Question: was MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in the house?

Michelle: ´There Were Actually Laws in
America that Allowed Discrimination
Against Black People Like Me´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 12:12:59 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to a

Democratic pollster predicts ´huge
turnout disadvantage´ in 2014

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CNN, by Peter Hamby    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 4:57:49 AM     Post Reply
Washington - A leading Democratic pollster predicted a "sobering" turnout disadvantage for her party in this year´s midterm elections and called on Democrats to articulate "a bigger economic agenda" this fall. "There is a huge turnout disadvantage and challenge," Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said Tuesday at a breakfast with reporters. "There is always a challenge in turnout in an off year, but it´s really dramatic this time." Lake was speaking a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Lake and Republican pollster Ed Goeas revealed results of a new George Washington University poll that showed GOP voter intensity in 2014 outpacing

Harry Reid: People Aren’t Educated
on How to Use the Internet

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Washington Free Beacon, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/26/2014 4:12:52 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn’t lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren’t “educated on how to use the Internet.” Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn’t know to use their computer properly and needed more time. Apparently, it had nothing to do with the well-documented failings of the website that have embarrassed the White House for months. “We have hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up who didn’t get through,” he said.

Issa to IRS Commissioner:
Release Lerner´s Emails or
Face Contempt

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Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/26/2014 3:40:23 PM     Post Reply
Six months ago, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa subpoenaed the emails of former head of IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner. Lerner was in charge during the IRS´ inappropriate targeting of conservative, patriot and tea party groups. IRS officials have failed to comply with the subpoena and today during a hearing on Capitol Hill, Issa threatened IRS Commissioner John A. Koskinen, one of only two political appointees at the agency, with contempt. "Unfortunately you´ve been more concerned with managing political fallout than complying with this Committee," Issa said, urging Koskinen to comply or "potentially be held in

Busted! After promising ´no delay´ in
final Obamacare sign-up deadline, Obama
administration unveils new ´honor system´ *

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/26/2014 12:51:26 AM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is prepared to give prospective Obamacare enrollees another half-month to signup for insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act website, healthcare.gov, treating the law´s March 31 regulatory deadline as a formality for Americans who claim they tried in earnest to sign up in time. During a March 12 congressional hearing, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady that there would be no such extensions. ´Are you going to delay the open enrollment beyond March 31?´ Brady asked. ´No, sir,´ she replied. On the same day, Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the

It´s time for White House to start sweating
over legal challenge to Obamacare subsidies

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Philip Klein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/26/2014 5:25:58 AM     Post Reply
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a contraception coverage mandate Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court heard a separate legal challenge that could have much more sweeping implications for the future of President Obama´s health care law. And if the oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit are any indication, it’s time for the White House to start sweating over a lawsuit that up until now has flown relatively below the radar. At issue in the case are the subsidies that the federal government provides for individuals purchasing insurance through Obamacare. Though the text

Andrea Mitchell Slams Hobby
Lobby: ´What Right Do They Have
to Interfere With Medical
Decisions by Women?´

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Newsbusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/25/2014 10:21:26 PM     Post Reply
On her 12 p.m. ET hour MSNBC show on Tuesday, host Andrea Mitchell interrogated attorney Mark Rienzi for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case against the ObamaCare contraception mandate: "What right do they have, again, to interfere with medical decisions by women?...I mean, this gets to the whole issue of women´s health and why should women be discriminated against in ways that other medical beneficiaries are not?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Rienzi pushed back: "No one´s discriminating against women, Andrea, all they´re saying is that, you´re right, these are personal decisions,

Harry Reid: Obamacare Delayed
Because ‘People Are Not Educated
About How to Use the Internet’

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/26/2014 1:47:46 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday, Obama administration officials announced a two week extension in the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or face a penalty defined as a tax. Asked about this “delay” in the implementation of the ACA on Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said that there has been no delay. He added that some of the users who experienced problems with the website early on need more time, partially because “people are not educated about how to use the internet.” “There’s no hiccup or delay,” Reid insisted. “We had hundreds of thousands of people who tried to sign up and


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