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Condi Rice: GOP ‘Has to
Stop Turning Off Large
Segments of the Population’

National Review Online, by Katrina Trinko

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Talking about whether the Republican party needs to broaden its appeal among minorities, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice urged Republicans to pay more attention to immigration reform. “The Republican party certainly has to stop turning off large segments of the population,” Rice said on Face the Nation to laughter. “It’s not a strategy to keep hoping that parts of the population don’t turn out. You’ve got to simply broaden.” Immigration, Rice added, was the “big issue.”

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If that wasn´t bad enough she goes on to say that when we "update civil-rights agenda we’ve got to think about how to educate the kids.” A good start would be to fire all the corrupt, incompetent union teachers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/21/2013 12:34:51 PM     (No. 9130128)

Safe to expose your RINO hide now that you´re working for the media now, eh Condi?

Immigration isn´t an issue where the agencies are permitted to do their jobs - like JFK where they scrutinize Europeans and returning Americans.

Lawbreaking IS the issue i.e. our southern border that is crossed illegally every minute of every day. Should we forgive burglars, thieves, rapists, bank robbers, fraudsters, and pickpockets too in order to ´broaden our appeal?´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bgarrett, 1/21/2013 12:41:03 PM     (No. 9130142)

GOP? you mean Democrat-lite?
Dont call me a Republican. I am a conservative and the GOP is not

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/21/2013 12:41:25 PM     (No. 9130143)

Et tu Conde?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: sardonic, 1/21/2013 12:42:53 PM     (No. 9130147)

I believe it is wiser to take into account what she says and shape the message as best we can. The left and their MSM mouthpieces will always attempt to bend whatever the GOP comes up with into an anti-minority position but the more the GOP gets their vision out there, past the media, and into the minds of the public the more they will see the GOP as offering real ideas and alternatives.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RightShoe, 1/21/2013 12:44:35 PM     (No. 9130151)

Sorry, Condi. This kind of condescending lecture is extremely frustration. It´s turning off a large segment of the population.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: aasilver, 1/21/2013 12:46:04 PM     (No. 9130156)

I´m beginning to believe my neighbor who says that ALL blacks are Racists. There are a few conservative blacks but the overwhelming majority of Blacks are the most Racist people in the USA.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/21/2013 12:50:00 PM     (No. 9130166)

Like I have been saying since last Novemember the only way for the GOP is to lie like a Democrat. The majority of voters want to be lied to.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tinnyanko, 1/21/2013 12:50:12 PM     (No. 9130167)

Oh brother. Yesterday I read an Ldotter say Condi for pres. when she trashed Obama. Now she´s a RINO. How about actually reading her comments with unjaundiced eyes and ears before coming to any conclusion.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tank, 1/21/2013 12:54:35 PM     (No. 9130176)

Well, disagree with her to noe point. The conservative message on immigration and ´´minorities´´ is warped and distorted by our enemies and folks on our own side. When you try to make the point of what you are trying to argue (lawfullness v. unlowfullness), you´re steamrolled by a deafening chorus of people calling you an intolerant racist.

Unfortunately, Rice seems to buy this, too. Is the policy wrong, or are our policies misrepresented?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/21/2013 12:56:28 PM     (No. 9130179)

#8, it is way too challenging for some to read the article, which only give snipets of her overall remarks, but at least conveys her praise of the Rubio plan...the same plan greeted favorably by many on this site judging from the quick search I did by entering his name in the Lucianne search engine...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/21/2013 12:58:34 PM     (No. 9130185)

Maybe I am a sage. I predicted yesterday in the thread on her move to CBS that she would be the next Joe Scarborough and begin taking hits at the Pubs.

Didn´t take her long, did it?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/21/2013 1:00:13 PM     (No. 9130196)

#8 I did read her comments and responded accordingly. I resent your implication that I did not.

Surely you must know that expecting unanimity on any subject is a fool´s errand as attributing the thoughts of one poster to another.

In the story of Jonah, the sailors who rescued him were struck by terrible storms. Desperate and puzzled, they cast lots to determine their next move. So it is with the GOP who can´t understand why Dem-lite isn´t winning them elections and why their conservative base are fed up.

If we are jaundiced it´s because we are hearing the same rubbish on immigration from any and all in the GOP from consultants to candidates to Senators to ex-cabinet members.

We are not Japan. We are not Europe, although the current DC cabal is intent on pushing us in that direction.

Quoting anything Ted Kennedy might have said, done or proposed is prima facie evidence that Rice´s advice is unworthy of consideration.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/21/2013 1:03:17 PM     (No. 9130212)

Rice is right, of course. I´m sure she had to resist adding a "Well, duh!", because it so obvious that the GOP has to find a way to attract more voters. What´s not to like about what she said? There are too many knee-jerk responses on this thread.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nosillod, 1/21/2013 1:07:47 PM     (No. 9130223)

Like Conservatives?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/21/2013 1:09:43 PM     (No. 9130228)

Et tu, Brute?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/21/2013 1:13:59 PM     (No. 9130242)

I don´t think the GOP needs to try to attract Obamaphone / low-information (Low IQ) voters. We don´t need large crowds of Dolts on our side.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: horacer, 1/21/2013 1:16:18 PM     (No. 9130251)

Rod Paige first called education the new civil rights issue. I don´t disagree.

The 2007 Immigration Bill never had a chance. Harry Reid wouldn´t let it go thru the normal amendment process, he demanded an immediate vote on cloture. Let´s have an open and honest debate.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 1/21/2013 1:16:39 PM     (No. 9130252)

Rice is not right. Who´s turning off large segments of the population? It´s the Left and statements by Rice and Powell that somehow the color of skin is the preferential standard by which the government bestows its laws and favors. If you´re standing on the premise 2+2=4, should you curry to those saying 2+2=5? All men are created equal. That´s the 2+2=4.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: billp, 1/21/2013 1:20:05 PM     (No. 9130269)

‘Has to Stop Turning Off Large Segments of the Population’

Doesn´t seem to have hurt the Democrats any.

Problem is, when we have a criminal in the house, we turn him or her out - with prejudice. When the Democrats have a criminal in the house, they bring him coffee and donuts. The media then rails against the Repub´s for even having a (comparatively rare) criminal in their ranks, yet praises the Dem´s for their compassion and inclusion.

Kind of hard to get your message past that sort of blatant favoritism on the part of the MSM. Fox is no longer much better - the ONLY way to effectively deal with this is through one or more Conservative ONLY networks. No more ´balanced´ or ´fair´ attempts because our more numerous and better funded opposition is neither.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dman, 1/21/2013 1:21:03 PM     (No. 9130273)

Condi and her Establishment friends want to be rid of conservative "extremists".

The feeling is mutual.

New party.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bluefindad, 1/21/2013 1:21:18 PM     (No. 9130274)

Notice she referred to "segments" (plural) of the population, so she´s not just talking about immigration. Instead, she´s referring to the same strategy as the Democrats - pandering to groups. That´s fine if we wish to be a people who simply strive to provide all people with their individual or collective desires. Hey, it seems to work for the Democrats.

Her reference to education is just political swill. The problem with education in inner cities is not lack of effort, technique, money or approach. It is cultural. Nobody has sufficient intestinal fortitude to say that a culture has emerged that resists education - it is simply not a component of its ´value´ structure. But, in a PC, multi-cultural world, no remedy is forthcoming. The Dems know this, so their approach is not to try to fix the problem, but to cash in on the embedded cultural anger. Should we try to do the same?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JAN, 1/21/2013 1:24:31 PM     (No. 9130282)

If large segments of the population dont want to go to work every day. Don´t care about the responsibilities of freedom but care only for free stuff......then I say let them wallow in their own misery.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/21/2013 1:32:34 PM     (No. 9130304)

Ms Rice, did you mean ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. The U.S. immigration policy works just fine.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 1/21/2013 1:36:01 PM     (No. 9130310)

Let´s address a core issue:

Those "without" will almost always vote for those politicians who promise to take from those "with" and give it to them. I believe that this is akin to the tyranny of the masses.

Republicans and conservatives, being the party of personal responsibility by and large believe that those "without" (and with no desire to ever earn a responsible paycheck) should not be given a vote that counts the same as theirs, who have come by their "with" through hard work and perseverance.

How are we ever going to come to a compromise?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: califedup, 1/21/2013 1:36:06 PM     (No. 9130311)

Ms. Rice´s argument is based on the biggest lie about the democrat party that is embedded in our culture today. That the republicans don´t do anything for Americans of different skin color while the democrats are so much more beneficial.

Let´s look at the results of 60 years of democrat policies on the black segment of the population: Most black childeren have no fathers, most drop out of high school, the highest crime and murder rates are in the black ghettos, which are nothing more than modern day slave plantations curtesy of the democrat party. Unemployment is far higher among the black and hispanic population. Talk instead about this democrat created disaster.

So don´t tell me Condi, that republicans have to stop turning off large segments of the population that the democrats have brainwashed into accepting slavery, dependency and no hope of ever living a productive and fulfilling life. Shame on you, I thought better of you but you are no different than all of the other greedy clowns in the media. FOR SHAME!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/21/2013 1:39:27 PM     (No. 9130320)

"...if you are poor and black and trapped in a failing neighborhood school some place, your prospects are really dim."

True, but whose fault is that, and what do you propose to remedy the situation? (Hint: Throwing more money down the inner-city commode is a real credibility-killer). Please enlighten us, Condi.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/21/2013 1:53:29 PM     (No. 9130363)

No, close the borders. Conservative women need to have 10 babies each.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 1/21/2013 1:57:34 PM     (No. 9130371)

How can you reach people who refuse to listen and ignore or deride your actions?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/21/2013 2:02:02 PM     (No. 9130375)

how many RINO´s and establishment types before folks realize that this is the republican party?

tea party should stop spitting into the wind, wasting time and money, trying to rehabilitate the Repugs and for their own national party; call it the American Renaissance Party or something similar)

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Reply 30 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/21/2013 2:02:37 PM     (No. 9130376)

Condi Rice: Ass-press Enemedia and Liar Network News Has to stop "Portraying" GOP as turning off large segments of the low-information mooch idiot population....there, I fixed it for ya!


Paging Colin Powell, paging Chris Christie, paging Condi Rice to the lifeboat with a big hole in it! You three blind mice, you three stooges, you three rino´s, you three idiots! Get outta here!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Revolution76, 1/21/2013 2:05:04 PM     (No. 9130380)

Large portions of the population are lost and cannot be reached. Time for a divorce.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: BluesClues, 1/21/2013 2:10:17 PM     (No. 9130395)

She is right and am heartened by comments on this site that agree. Folks want to condemn her as a RINO, sold out to CBS, etc. The simple fact of her point, is that if repupblicans want to be relevant, they need to appeal to the mainstream. It´s not enough for republicans to appeal to you alone. We´ve just gone through an election where Romney was terrible at articulating ideas and had been branded as supporting unpopular ideas. You might have supported his ideas, but if 50% or more of the country don´t agree with you, you get Obama. If republicans nominate an ´pro-life, anti-immigration, anti-gay-marriage, limiting safety net´ platform, they will loose again. They may be intellectually right, but they will loose. Republicans need to create stark differences between democrats, but they must pick positions that are popular. Forget about differentiating by choosing unpopular ideas. That´s all she´s saying. And, like it or not, she is right.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/21/2013 2:17:50 PM     (No. 9130417)

So who should conservatives suck up to Condi? Cheap talk is cheap!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/21/2013 2:18:51 PM     (No. 9130420)

In the Most Internally Inconsistent Post Of The 21st Century Competition, I do believe we have a winner.

Republicans will never succeed in out-pandering, out-tax sponge butt-kissing or out-victim-enabling the Democrats. Ever. Does that means that it´s over? As far as elections go, it probably is.



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Reply 35 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/21/2013 2:36:49 PM     (No. 9130465)

At Romney´s convention a parade of minority office holders and candidates enthusiastically told their stories. Unless you were watching CSpan you never saw any of those minorities. Each and every time one came out the cameras cut to talking heads. I know this because my son watched a public channel and he never saw any minority speakers. Until I told him he didn´t know there had been any. I know about them because I was watching CSpan which had no talking heads and just shot the action, all the action, as it was taking place.

A wonderful opportunity to reach minorities was missed, but how was that the fault of Republicans?

This is what we are up against in getting our message out. The minorities are not seeking us out. They don´t particularly want to hear from us. They think they already know. In addition, we can´t get to them.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: yuban, 1/21/2013 2:42:03 PM     (No. 9130477)

Gee, so if we act like Democrats, are pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, stop reading and believing in the Bible, turn in all our guns, then, and only then, can we, the GOP, defeat the dems. Wow, why didn´t I think of that. You Moderates are so brilliant.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Jakester2344, 1/21/2013 2:44:49 PM     (No. 9130483)

Oh a compassionate conservative.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/21/2013 2:51:04 PM     (No. 9130496)

She is right for the most part. Yes, it is the left that has been lying about us for years and thus alienated people from the party. But we have done our own part too. I see a LOT of racist and bigoted comments even on this site where there USED TO be none (or very few). I know a lot of it is from people´s frustrations and is not real bigotry--but that is irrelevant. If people perceive it to be against them, it is. We have done a TERRIBLE job at reaching out to people of different races and backgrounds. We don´t go into their neighborhoods and listen to their concerns. Don´t tell me that we do. But the left does--even if it is just for lip service and to use it against the people. It is their PERCEPTION that the left cares. Battered woman syndrome "he loves me" "I may not be better off right now, but he really cares". We need to break that perception that we are the bad guys.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/21/2013 2:52:52 PM     (No. 9130501)

And NO you don´t need to pander and act like a Democrat. Just be willing to listen and care enough to try to assist their communities.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: LadyVet, 1/21/2013 2:56:14 PM     (No. 9130507)

Condi is right that conservatives have to win enough of the vote to gain power and that the education system is becoming the civil rights issue of our time.

I went to a wedding this weekend for a young Hispanic couple. The groom´s family originated in Mexico, are here legally, are hard working, and have never taken any welfare payments. The bride´s family was from Central America and came here legally with the clothes on their back. The father has worked construction and done well enough to support a large family. There were a lot of young kids at the wedding reception. It all reminded me of my own family and I felt right at home. I´d guess that most of these people vote Democrat. They do not yet realize that they are natural conservatives. We need to persuade these people to vote the way they live their lives. I´m working on that.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Shagpoke, 1/21/2013 2:56:50 PM     (No. 9130509)

Deleted by Lcom Taste Police.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: STLstudent, 1/21/2013 3:11:22 PM     (No. 9130535)

How, Condi? How is the GOP not to be seen as declaring "war"? More food stamps than the Dems? Move free cell phones than the Dems? More welfare and unemployment payments than the Dems? Allow more illegal aliens than the Dems?

Any attempt at defending the Constitution will be viewed as "war" on "large segments." The future is ugly. Prepare for the worse.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: tisHimself, 1/21/2013 3:26:39 PM     (No. 9130581)

I seem to remember her saying something very similar to this after the 2010 elections. Oh wait, maybe not....

What has the GOP done differently over the past four years that it didn´t do from 2000-2008?

Obviously, we need Jeb to save us all.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/21/2013 3:38:55 PM     (No. 9130635)

Took her all of 5 minutes to start trashing the GOP. Why didn`t she just say the republicans need to be more like democrats....

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Reply 45 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 1/21/2013 3:49:57 PM     (No. 9130662)

I know wbat we need, more talking heads trashing the conservative base of the Republican party. That´s just what the Dems do, isn´t it? Trash their core voters? How can the party unify when the few public figures the Republicans have say this stuff? How about praising your party and being positive instead of giving an adversarial press sound bites they can use to trash us in headlines?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Jakester2344, 1/21/2013 4:03:40 PM     (No. 9130694)

Yeah when you use plain talk in describing the RINO´s plan, they get all huffy-puffy and notice no spelling out what their strategy is. Just "lets appeal to minorities".Nothing about what made this country great. Most of their point are: Lets shut up Palin and people like her.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/21/2013 4:39:24 PM     (No. 9130763)

What political party does not want as many members and voters as possible?

What Ms. Rice advises is strategically sound. The devil is in the details. Just how do we go about attracting voters who are hostile to Republican values? Who do not want the U.S. border made secure or the flow of illegal immigrants stopped? Who believe in bigger government, more entitlements, more handouts, higher taxes, less individual freedom, identity politics, no voter ID to make sure those voting are eligible to vote etc. etc. etc.?

It would be simple to compromise on immigration if the will to compromise were there. Start by ramping up border security to stem the inflow of illegals - and THEN provide an expedited path to citizenship for selected illegals already here.

It would be equally simple to compromise on the Federal budget if the will to compromise were there: take meaningful steps to control government spending, and THEN look at raising taxes in selected cases.

Democrats have the cart before the horse and are unwilling to take the logical, necessary first step. They want open borders and uncontrolled government spending to continue, and they want to give citizenship to illegals and to raise taxes wherever they can.

If Ms. Rice has a solution to this conundrum, she will do us a favor by describing it.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/21/2013 5:06:12 PM     (No. 9130824)

What does she mean, stop turning off large parts of the voting public? Illegal immigrants can vote?!

I amuse myself...

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The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for exposing children to pollution as part of an experiment at the University of Southern California. This information is coming to light from the website junkscience.com after an investigation from the EPA´s Office of the Inspector General stated in a recent report that the EPA’s pollution experiments on older people, done at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, were more harmful to the subjects than what the EPA presented. The IG also said that while the experiment´s subjects did consent to exposure, the “risks were not always consistently represented.” “Further, the EPA did not

Republicans worry about Internet
freedom; Democrats put total faith in
non-existent international bureaucracy
Breitbart´s InstaBlog, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 11:16:58 AM     Post Reply
Admittedly I used a bit of a loaded headline there, but I´m only returning the favor, since National Journal chose to headline their article on the debate over surrendering American oversight of web domains "Republicans Fear Obama Will Let Russia Seize Internet Power." That´s not actually what Republicans said during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, although while we´re on the subject, I have yet to hear any convincing argument from preventing some degree of authoritarian mischief from the Administration, other than "trust us, we´ll never let that happen." If you like your free Internet, you can

More Democrats Coming Out
Against Admin´s Web Plan
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 11:10:39 AM     Post Reply
Two more key Democrats are questioning the Obama administration´s decision to cede some of America´s control over the Internet. Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) told Breitbart News there should be a “high burden” for making such a change and that he´s reviewing the decision, while Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said he´s inclined against the change. “I think it’s a high burden to overcome to cede authority, so I’m looking forward to the discussion about what this world would look like and again I’ll be open minded but I think the old system has a lot to say for itself,” Markey, who is a

Obama on Republicans: ´Next Thing You
Know, They´ll Say, Get Off My Lawn!´
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 11:04:37 AM     Post Reply
Speaking at the University of Michigan University in Ann Arbor Wednesday, President Obama told students that Republicans don´t like them and don´t want to help them. Students greeted his remarks with applause and cheers. "I´m determined to do my part to lift wages, improve take-home pay any way I can," the president said in making his pitch for a higher minimum wage. "Here´s the problem," he continued. "You´ve got some Republicans saying we shouldn´t raise the minimum wage because -- (chuckles) -- they said this: Because, well, it just helps young people. Now, first of all, I think it´s pretty

ATF Director: ´Wish I Had Better
Answers´ About ATF Agents Probing
a Tea Party Conservative
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 11:01:16 AM     Post Reply
B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, couldn´t tell Congress why his agents made two visits to a tea party conservative in a 13-month period -- but only after she requested tax-exempt status for her conservative group, True the Vote. Catherine Engelbrecht had a Federal Firearms License (FFL) for 12 years. "And suddenly she applies for tax exempt status, and you´re knocking on her door twice in 13 months," Rep. Jim Jordon (R-Ohio) told Jones at a hearing on Wednesday. "Congressman, I wish I had better answers," Jones said. Jordan noted that ATF generally

Bob Schieffer and Brian Williams Lament
SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision
NewsBusters, by Matt Hadro    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/2/2014 10:06:59 PM     Post Reply
Both CBS´s Bob Schieffer and NBC´s Brian Williams cried foul on Wednesday evening at the Supreme Court striking down the cap on overall political donations, showing sympathy for supporters of the law. Schieffer lamented that "More and more, the very rich are taking control of our politics" and that "this ruling is just one more sign that we no longer have any campaign laws that really matter." Brian Williams actually quoted liberal Justice Stephen Breyer and asked what opponents of the decision could do. [Video below the break. Audio here.] "And Pete, back to the ´voice of the people´ as Justice



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The Most Un-American Speech
Barack Obama Has Ever Delivered

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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/1/2014 8:18:49 PM     Post Reply
Before getting to the speech itself, it’s worth noting a few things. When the Democrats passed and Barack Obama signed Obamacare, the majority opposed it. About 56%, in fact. A majority have consistently opposed that law ever since. The Obama administration touted 7 million sign-ups by March 31 as “success.” When that goal appeared to be unreachable, the administration suggested that maybe 5 or 6 million would be enough. Now, as if by magic, they have their number. Somehow. All along, the administration has touted false numbers of enrollees. All along, the administration has neglected to admit that Obamacare is

Exclusive: Michelle Walks Out
As Obama Divorce Battle Explodes!

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National Enquirer, by Steve Herz    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 4/1/2014 10:14:46 PM     Post Reply
IN a major behind-the-scenes blowout, President BARACK OBAMA and first lady MICHELLE waged their worst White House fight ever over her lavish vacation trip to China! Sources tell The ENQUIRER that Obama exploded when Mi­chelle refused to cancel her pricey getaway – even after White House advisers warned him that the first couple’s six-year string of extravagant vacations had already drained the U.S. Trea­sury of a whopping $150 million in tax­payers’ money. Instead of postpon­ing her trip, a furious Michelle – still seeth­ing over the embarrassing “selfie” Barack recently snapped with a leggy blonde head of state –

Obama calls GOP budget plan
a ‘stinkburger’

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Washington Post, by David Nakamura    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 4/2/2014 5:30:08 PM     Post Reply
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – President Obama compared the Republican budget plan to a "stinkburger" or "meanwich" during a speech here Wednesday, using a series of zingers in an attempt to strike a contrast with the GOP on economic issues in an election year. In a speech to an enthusiastic crowd of 1,400 at the University of Michigan, Obama repeatedly mocked Republican ideas about how to improve the economy, as he touted his own proposal to raise the minimum wage. Obama, who visited the local Zingerman´s deli before the speech, said that Republican proposals to cut taxes for wealthier Americans and

Seven Million? Who Does the Obama
White House Think They’re Fooling?

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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/1/2014 1:12:14 PM     Post Reply
A few months back, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stated for the record that 7 million Obamacare sign-ups by the end of March would constitute success. She was clear about it. But then February came, and February always stinks. It’s just a lousy month. You’re tired of winter, you’re still miles away from spring, and no one was signing up for Obamacare. That 7 million figure looked totally unreachable. So Sebelius does what every other member of the Obama administration does when confronted with inconvenient facts. She lied. In a Tuesday appearance on HuffPost Live to discuss outreach to African American communities,

Massive Voter Fraud Discovered
in North Carolina’s 2012 Election

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PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/2/2014 7:17:55 PM     Post Reply
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has found thousands of instances of voter fraud in the state, thanks to a 28-state crosscheck of voter rolls. Initial findings suggest widespread election fraud. 765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election. 35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election. 155,692 voters

´The debate over repealing this law is over´:
Obama boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up
to Obamacare - but study shows just 858,000
newly insured Americans have paid up!

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/1/2014 5:21:43 PM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better.´ But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged Rose Garden appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night. Others were already insured, including millions who lost coverage when their existing policies were suddenly

Pelosi gets Pope Francis-blessed
rosary from Obama

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/1/2014 3:03:55 PM     Post Reply
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, criticized last year by a Vatican official for her support of abortion, received a rosary Tuesday from President Obama that was blessed by Pope Francis. Mrs. Pelosi told reporters of the president’s gift after having lunch with Mr. Obama at the White House. The president met with the pope last week at the Vatican. “I was happy to receive a rosary blessed by Pope Francis,” she said. “It means a great deal to me.” Last year, a Vatican official in Rome said that Mrs. Pelosi should be denied communion. “This is a person who obstinately,

North Carolina drivers to
be charged by the mile?

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WTVD-TV [Raleigh-Durham, NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/3/2014 6:40:07 AM     Post Reply
Big changes could be just down the road for North Carolina drivers. A proposal is in the works that would change the state tax system to charge drivers by the mile, instead of at the gas pump.The proposal would be to charge a half cent per mile for cars, which would generate almost $500 million in annual state revenue. A driver who travelled 15,000 miles in a year would pay about $75. "Basically you pay per the mile. It´s treating transportation as a utility, much like your water and sewer," said Larry Goode, with the Institute of Transportation Research and
Source corrected by Staff

5 Reasons Why Republicans
Should Say No to Jeb 2016

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Daily Beast, by Myra Adams    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/2/2014 6:39:16 AM     Post Reply
With Chris Christie in deep trouble, Republican poobahs are reportedly looking to Jeb Bush to save their party in 2016. The former two-term governor of Florida speaks fluent Spanish, is a convert to Catholicism, and has high name recognition. Jeb could raise millions of dollars over night by just saying “yes” to running. Despite all this, there are strong reasons Republicans should say no to him. 1. His last name is poison. Let’s face it, if Jeb Bush had the last name of Something Else he would have already run for president in 2008 or 2012. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll registered voters were asked if they would definitely NOT vote for Jeb Bush and 50 percent said they would not.

Sources on ground during
Benghazi attack slam ex-CIA
boss Morell’s testimony

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Fox News, by Adam Housley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/2/2014 9:19:40 PM     Post Reply
Sources on the ground in Benghazi during the 2012 terror attack are pushing back hard on former CIA acting director Mike Morell´s testimony on Capitol Hill, where he defended his role in shaping the administration´s narrative and claimed politics were not involved. As part of Morell´s testimony on Wednesday, the former acting and deputy CIA director acknowledged that he overruled the guidance of the top CIA officer in Libya at the time. That official told Morell the attack was not an "escalation of protests," but Morell said he had to weigh that against analysts who concluded the opposite. He ultimately went

Defense Secretary ´Looking´ at Banning
Tobacco Sales at Military Installations

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/2/2014 5:23:20 AM     Post Reply
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is "looking" at banning the sale of tobacco at military installations. According to one military publication, Hagel appears to support it. "As the Navy considers banning tobacco sales on all bases and ships, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel gave a strong endorsement of the review Monday, and suggested that he would be in favor of a ban," reports Stars and Stripes. “I don’t know if there’s anybody in America who still thinks that tobacco is good for you,” Stars and Stripes quotes Hagel as saying. “We don’t allow smoking in any of our government buildings. Restaurants, states, [and]

Sarah Palin Continues to Discredit Herself
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Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/2/2014 2:45:34 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin continues to act in ways that confirm some of the more negative things said about her. For example, she’s taken to Facebook to attack the most recent budget plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.(Snip)Whatever differences Ms. Palin may have with the Ryan plan–and perhaps she’ll take the time to offer an actual critique of if rather than a Facebook entry with lots of upper case words–it’s hardly a joke. But what might elicit a roll of the eyes is comparing Ms. Palin’s views now versus what they were nearly four years ago. Consider this: On December


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