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How will conservatives greet
Mitt Romney´s reappearance?

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 3/1/2013 7:30:26 AM

Mitt Romney is coming back into public view. This weekend the former Republican presidential candidate will appear on "Fox News Sunday," his first interview since losing to Barack Obama nearly four months ago. And on March 15, Romney will speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, the same event at which he declared himself a "severely conservative Republican governor" during a 2012 speech. Romney´s re-emergence is likely to be met by a mixed response from Republicans. Yes, many respect him as a decent man who has done a lot of good things in his life.

Like an old politician, he just needs to Fade Away!!!


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tisHimself, 3/1/2013 7:35:17 AM     (No. 9202175)

CPAC has stacked the deck with Romney and Bush loyalists, so what does the C stand for?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/1/2013 7:35:17 AM     (No. 9202174)

Whatever shortcomings Romney had,they were far from Obama´s socialist attacks on the country. Romney also had a terrible team of advisers and did a poor job at utilizing technology. Still I don´t really believe he lost,the eleectin was stolen in targeted swing states.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 3/1/2013 7:37:49 AM     (No. 9202180)

I guess those who listen to Limbaugh need not appear or show interest. We aren´t good enough for this bunch of elites who still don´t get it.

I agree, the election was stolen, but Romney might have squeaked by if enough people cared about him and voted. I kept saying he was not liked and then he wimps out in the last debate. Why is he back in the news. His son said he didn´t really want to win - so stay home and bake cookies or something.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/1/2013 7:40:41 AM     (No. 9202187)

None of the current mess in Washington would be going on if Romney had been elected. Obamacare would be on it´s way out, the pipeline would be under way, gas would be under three bucks and businesses would be hiring. Elections have consequences.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Malia2012, 3/1/2013 7:47:29 AM     (No. 9202201)

Ahh yes, Byron York..he did a great deal to help Republicans "win" the Presidential election with his constant sniping and whining about "conservatives". We´re reminded everyday we have to look at obama just how lucky we are that Mitt Romney was NOT elected President...Thanks again, Byron, job well done...What #2 & #4 said. IMHO anyone who believes or declares that obama "won" this election really wasn´t paying attention. The same old hatin´-on-Romney-group of "gopers" appear out of nowhere. They may be gone for awhile, but can never be forgotten....OR ignored....obviously.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Donna M, 3/1/2013 7:48:02 AM     (No. 9202203)

Let´s listen to what Romney has to say in this venue. I´m kind of surprised at this reemergence myself.From the clips of the Wallace interview airing on Fox, Mitt and Ann don´t have that much to say of consequence. My own thought is that Clan Romney would be moving out of the US to friendlier climes (to Mormons, business and freedom) but he may be having some last looks back, to see if there´s anything to save here.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/1/2013 7:50:17 AM     (No. 9202210)

Why would York assume conservative GOPers would do anything other than warmly welcome Governor Romney? Many of them voted for him and more of them should have, once he became the nominee. He´ll be welcomed, his speech will be cheered and then attention will be paid to the younger, newer and fresher personalities at the event. Conservatives know how to behave, Byron.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tonyl, 3/1/2013 7:50:25 AM     (No. 9202211)

100% #2. This election was stolen but the "I´m taking the ball and going home republicans" didn´t help. Mitt got 10% of the black vote nationally but didn´t get 1 single vote in 59 voting districts in Philly?? A mathematical and statistical impossibility. Once voter fraud is covered up by the media, we´re nothing more than a Venezuela and Cuba now.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 3/1/2013 7:50:42 AM     (No. 9202212)

One more chance for the OP to bash Romney. Guess what? We´ve got no one on the horizon for leadership now, how do ya like them apples? Our remaining guys are too green. Romney didn´t run for the office except to try and make a diff, that´s all tagg was trying to say. Now we´re not going to win midterms and Obama gets more out of control by the day. If they can treat bob Woodward like an Alzheimer´s patient why did we expect fair treatment for Romney?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 3/1/2013 8:05:11 AM     (No. 9202233)

I have great respect for Mitt Romney and his family. I´m not interested in re-hashing
last year.

I wished he had won, dittoes #2 and #4.

We have a lot of work to do, and quitting is not an option. I´d be happy to hear anything Mitt has to say.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/1/2013 8:15:57 AM     (No. 9202254)

I voted for and supported Romney, though he was not my first choice.

Now, however, I cannot imagine what he could say that would possibly be of interest.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Vivi, 3/1/2013 8:28:35 AM     (No. 9202281)

We need every non -socialist voice in the coversation. Every one. There are no perfect conservatives and we have systemic vote issues, among other serious threats to our liberties and economy, that someone has to be brave enough to take on. The media can´t Palin everyone but they will try. All oars in the water. All skate.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: alpha91c, 3/1/2013 8:35:16 AM     (No. 9202289)

Conservatives and republicans don´t want to win bad enough to beat democrats. The dems WANT to win and when the chips are down will do anything to acquire and hold on to power. Coservatives and republicans just don´t care enough to go the extra mile.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/1/2013 8:36:20 AM     (No. 9202293)

Ted Cruz / Trey Gowdy

We need people who can throw a punch and follow up with a combination.

Another Republican failure will lead to civil war or worse.

Dictatorial Socialism = Worse.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: happywarrior, 3/1/2013 8:38:12 AM     (No. 9202298)

In one interview he talks about roller coaster rides and that´s it was time to get off. Really? I always suspected that, although he is extremely sharp when it comes to numbers, socially he is not the brightest bulb in the pack. Ann out-shines him in that department!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: happywarrior, 3/1/2013 8:39:03 AM     (No. 9202299)

*that it was

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Wilko, 3/1/2013 8:40:03 AM     (No. 9202302)

I doubt we´d be in the mess we´re in had Romney won.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: LouD, 3/1/2013 8:57:05 AM     (No. 9202345)

Say what you want about Mitt, but as governor of Massachusetts, he left the state with a billion dollar surplus, (since spent by the dems) and did it with a democrat legislature who fought him all the time. He would have been great for the country. For you Romney haters, who would you have picked that had a better chance against the dem machine?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: gallo3, 3/1/2013 9:10:22 AM     (No. 9202373)

Romney was a good enough candidate but had a poor strategery.

Never called Obammy out for being a ´conomy wreckin´ commy, let him slide on Benghazi, and after the first debate, tried not to lose, instead of trying to win.

Chickened out on using the C word. Had he done that the Obammy Media- and Obammy himself- would have stroked out.

Then there was the cheating.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 3/1/2013 9:13:22 AM     (No. 9202380)

The sensible ones will greet it with regrets that a good man like Romney was unable to wrest power from Obama and his cabal. The less sensible ones will continue to rail against Romney, the Republican Party and "RINOs" while ignoring the real enemies of America.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDc, 3/1/2013 9:28:04 AM     (No. 9202409)

Personally, I could care less. I do think he is not the "statesman" or frankly should even be out trying to be in front of anyone.

He should just go away, and live out the rest of his days enjoying his family and money, while the rest of us suffer his teams incompetence.

I´ll never hold my nose again.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tank, 3/1/2013 9:31:24 AM     (No. 9202419)

This country would have certainly benefitted from his leadership. The discipline we´ve seen out of his team since the election is something that would have carried over to the White House. Sure would´ve been nice to have some adults back in the WH.

However, unless he´s willing to come out and throw a few punches, what does he now have to offer? He won´t be forceful enough in the interview, just as he wasn´t near the end of the campaign. So what does this give us, aside from a graceful exit off the world stage?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rayscain, 3/1/2013 10:18:30 AM     (No. 9202528)

If Mitt had half the passion he used on his fellow republicans he would be president right now!

Not going after Obama and his marxist ways was Mitt´s downfall. And, I am sorry to say, the United States of America!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 3/1/2013 10:39:56 AM     (No. 9202594)

Oh stop it with the "conservatives stayed home" crap. It´s not true.

The slim margin by which Romney lost to Obama was .7%. That´s POINT SEVEN percent. He got 48.1% of the vote vs McCain´s 44.5% in 2008, so the Republican share of the vote went UP !!!

Maybe I´m weird, but as a Tea partying enthusiast who despises and rails against "purist" epithets, I love Sarah Palin AND George Bush AND Ted Cruz AND Mitt Romney. I like different things about each of them just as I dislike different things about each of them. America would be a much better place right now if Romney were president, and that´s why I voted for him wholeheartedly.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 3/1/2013 10:42:00 AM     (No. 9202601)

#23, although I clearly recognize that you were not espousing that belief about conservatives staying home, it just reminded me that some do.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tomishere, 3/1/2013 10:42:49 AM     (No. 9202602)

#23 I think it might be both, they never tested the get out the vote technology and it crashed on election day. I have read about three million conservatives stayed home on election day. I think we can all agree if that´s true those three million conservatives that stayed home and gave us O are traitors to their country.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: viking diver, 3/1/2013 11:12:00 AM     (No. 9202689)

I cannot believe what I´m reading today!
this is a free country, we are not bound in lockstep of who to vote for, and if we vote for someone else that doesn´t make us traitors to this country.
Romney wasn´t a constitutionalist, he was obummer light. he wasn´t even center on his politics, but mainly left leaning.
Romney only had to come out swinging and he would of won. Yeah there was major cheating going on and he let them get away with it.
Did he want to win I think not, did not use any of the money donated to counter the democrapts attacks and get the message out.
As to helping Mass out as governor he signed the romney care into law raised taxes and now their health system is in shambles and is a model of what obummer care will be in the next few years. The American tax payers have been bailing out Mass for the last few years FYI
Romney, you didn´t try, you didn´t win, your rino coat was exposed, tme to go home lick your wounds and fade away into history´s dust bin.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 3/1/2013 12:38:11 PM     (No. 9202935)

I have voted Republican all my life, including twice for Bush Senior and twice for George W. I have almost all of Peggy Noonan´s books and am a conservative Catholic.

I always believed that our side were for the ordinary American heroes who made the world a better place, who made it on their own without family wealth or powerful mentors or political connections or Ivy League privilege or giving favors or marrying or sleeping their way to the top or marrying the rich and powerful.

I always believed that our side would always defend those American heroes. Then my eyes were opened when I saw how Peggy Noonan and Barbara Bush and our Republican party leaders treated Sarah Palin. Precisely because she had no real political connections, and because she blew all the other Republican players away when she walked out on that stage in 2008, our side joined in with the Left in mocking and destroying her.

I voted my conscience and dialed in Sarah Palin´s name in the presidential election and my vote was in honor of Molly, Storm, and Plu. Thank you gals for helping to open my eyes to what kind of people are in charge of the party I always defended and clung to and who are now almost indistinguishable from the nasty, dishonest, jealous, petty cowards of the Left.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rakasha, 3/1/2013 1:00:35 PM     (No. 9202999)

It is interesting that Romney is expected to be treated with respect and dignity (I happen to agree with that idea), but Gingrich, Santorum, Cain, Bachmann, et. al. were told to sit down, shut up, get lost, go away.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/1/2013 1:06:30 PM     (No. 9203015)

Well, #30, that´s a superb reason to vote for Obama (which a vote for Palin was)--to spite three posters at Lucianne.

Palin chose not to run. No one was preventing her from so doing. Not Karl Rove. Not Mitt Romney. No one. If she´d had the tremendous groundswell of support her admirers claim, nothing could have stopped her sweeping to a landslide victory. And if she is, as some claim, the bravest woman in the world, or "the only man in the Republican party," she wouldn´t have let anything stand in her way.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 3/1/2013 1:54:17 PM     (No. 9203100)

sorry for the 2nd post. I rarely post on Lucianne because of the bullying from the Palin haters. A civil conversation about SP is never possible with them, just petty insults and faux disdain and venom is the way they roll.

Just wanted to say that I forgot to add #32´s typical mocking was also an eye-opener. Look in the mirror gals, your unnecessary and constant attacks on Sarah Palin and anyone who didn´t fall in line with your bullying are your own doing.

I voted for Sarah Palin, not for "spite" (there you go again twisting the truth to suit your own agenda) but because she deserved my vote and because my conscience would not allow me to do anything less. I will stand up for her even if no one else will.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: absalom, 3/1/2013 2:28:11 PM     (No. 9203171)

So Romney was a good man? Perhaps and so what. As the WSJ and Gallup empirically demonstrated, the real unemployment rate in ´12 was 17.2%, a level not experienced since 1937!!! And yet this ´numbers guy´ couldn´t make a case to the average voter? Romney is the quintessential definition of a feckless and inept loser. As for the ´stolen election´ canard; Romney lost every battleground state; where the Executive (Gov, Lt. Gov, AG, S´ecy of State etc) and Legislative (Senate Leader and Assembly Speaker) Branch was controlled by the R party. So they all conspired w/Axelrod and Jarrett to steal the election, did they? This is utter paranoia on full frontal display. In plain English, the voters took the measure of Romney, grasped his lack of conviction and core principle, then decided they would stick w/the devil they knew. Real simple. The assertion that ´conservatives stayed home´ is an ignorant slander advanced by Romney´s water boys who insisted that he was the man; telling all who demurred to shut up and sit down. In fact, the long suffering right of center rank and file is the R anchor and its most loyal component; despite the buffoons the DC establishment has offered up as POTUS nominees for most of the last century. All this sturm und drang is a metaphor for introspection and re-examination, a sign of vitality. A new party is on the way. Embrace it as it sets all free of the fundamentally dishonest premise that the republican party is the keeper of the flame of principled conservatism. Complete nonsense.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/1/2013 2:36:54 PM     (No. 9203181)

Sheesh! I find it hard to believe that any mature L-Dotter would boast about throwing her presidential vote away because of injured feelings. I consider my own vote to be more valuable than to do such a thing. I´ve voted for a lot of candidates I was not enthusiastic about, but I have never helped elect a Democrat.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rakasha, 3/1/2013 3:33:58 PM     (No. 9203285)

I find it hard to believe that any mature L-dotter would accuse another of voting for a Democrat when they voted their conscience. An individual´s vote does not belong to The Party. It does not belong to demagogues or agitprops. It belongs to the individual and every individual considers their vote valuable. Just because someone does not use their vote the way another person would does not mean it is wasted or thrown away.

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.

~ Samuel Adams ~

When the sturdy Roman plebeian, who lived by his own labor, who voted without reward according to his own convictions... had been changed into an idle creature ... who directly or indirectly sold his vote to the highest bidder, then the end of the republic was at hand, and nothing could save it. 

~ Teddy Roosevelt ~

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Reply 35 - Posted by: tomishere, 3/1/2013 4:27:15 PM     (No. 9203386)

#36 that´s a giant rationalization, that vote went for a candidate other than the standard bearer was a vote for Obama, it´s simple math. This is the difference between liberals and conservatives. Some would rather "vote their conscience" translation I send my country to hell so I could feel a sense of moral superiority.

I will now try to understand the logic of this. I´m going to write in Sara Palin that´s not running because our candidate is not conservative enough and some stupid people made fun of her. I will do this knowing I am helping to elect a man that hates this country and may send it over the edge destroying my life and my childrens life. Well who can argue with that logic, my leg hurts so let me shoot myself in the head. Our country may never be the same because of the actions of some people.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 3/2/2013 2:30:58 AM     (No. 9203982)

I see we´re all here. I wish the folks who spent the past year pushing Romney, and denigrating those they felt were not pro-Romney enough, would give us all a break. That´s not a figure of speech; it´s a sincere request. No matter how many different ways people try to alibi it, the simple political facts are these: Mitt Romney lost. Every excuse put forward now to alibi his defeat is just another unintended confirmation of things folks were warned about before but refused to hear. Blaming conservatives for staying home is admitting that Romney couldn´t mobilize voters and unify the party. Blaming the media just confirms that Romney couldn´t handle the press. Blaming voter fraud confirms the warning that Romney was a born good loser who wouldn´t fight when it mattered. I´ll grant that even Mitt´s harshest critics didn´t expect him to hire a cadre of delusional morons to run his campaign.

So if you´re looking to place blame for this election, don´t pick on the folks who tried to warn you this would happen. Put it where it belongs: Mitt Romney re-elected Barack Obama. And if you were part of pushing Romney forward, you own a piece of that too.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 3/2/2013 8:18:51 AM     (No. 9204231)

The person who says he/she voted their conscience by writing in Sarah Palin´s name claims that anyone who expresses shock at such action hates Sarah Palin.

What kind of logic is that? The disapproval is of the wasted vote and has nothing to do with Sarah Palin. I don´t care whose name was written in. It was wrong and helped Obama destroy our Republic.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: badrad, 3/2/2013 10:11:47 PM     (No. 9205333)

Above poster might blame the Hard right fundamentalists that the country loves to hate and fear more that they fear the hard left human secularists and atheists.

It was in the inner city places such as in Philadelphia where the obMao machine overcame the Romney/Ryan express--which should all just lie on the broad shoulders of Mitt the Mormon.

As we eat our own as is typical of those who just will not bend in cooperation and compromise, it may surprise you with what grace Romney handles his "loss". He was a cut above most people and still is IMO. By his fruits he should be judged (I noticed it is no longer a badge of infamy to be rich as obaMao hangs out with Tiger Woods and his Missus crashes Hollywood´s big event. How do you spell Putzes?)

It will be a very big "Hoorah" from me if the Governor acts as unprecedentedly as ol´ BJC and keeps his opinions in the forefront. We need someone to speak until a successor and leader emerges. No one is fully responsive to Rove or to Rand Paul.

Opportunist Rubio and all Hispanic all the time to replace all black all the time?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: tisHimself, 3/2/2013 10:47:20 PM     (No. 9205360)

XXXIV and XXXVIII. Reasons for optimism. Look at how many you have inspired to stand up and push back!

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Alert shoppers are accustomed to watching food prices go up and down. But a string of forces—from droughts to diseases—is raising the cost of a trip to the grocery store at a rapid clip. And it looks like it will be a while before the price pressure eases. Some of that pressure is coming from California—the source of roughly half the nation´s fruits and vegetables—where a long-running drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to cut production. After the driest year on record, large sections of farmland are expected to lay fallow this year as the Golden State copes with an ongoing water

Senator urges hearing
on Bundy ranch dispute
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 6:51:55 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Friday called for a Senate hearing into the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over cattle grazing. Heller described as "patriots" the people who came armed to Bundy’s ranch after the BLM began to seize his cattle for refusing to pay grazing fees and fines that now total more than $1 million. Heller debated the ranch standoff on a Nevada television station with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has called the armed Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists.” "What senator Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots," Heller said.

High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,

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´America´s royal baby´: How Chelsea´s first
child could give Hillary Clinton a boost in
the polls if she runs for president in 2016

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 7:12:10 PM     Post Reply
For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
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I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Barack Obama and the politics of lies
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Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 5:45:25 AM     Post Reply
That was quite a victory dance President Obama did Thursday while claiming Obamacare is “working” because eight million people have now supposedly signed up for the health care program. He even indulged in some less-than-subtle mockery of Republicans - and by extension the majority of Americans who have disapproved of Obamacare since before it became law. "The repeal debate is and should be over,” Obama said, taking a dig at Republicans who are “going through, you know, the stages of grief … anger and denial and all that stuff …” But a president who is viewed by most Americans as less

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

White House asks American parents to
monitor their children for signs of terrorism

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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:50:04 PM     Post Reply
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational” children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists. Monaco’s full, prepared text is available here. She presented the speech, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism and the Power of Community,” at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on April 15. Monaco began her remarks by eloquently describing the lives tragically lost last year during the Boston Marathon bombings. Interestingly, the Harvard grad failed to mention the religion or the motive of brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/20/2014 4:40:56 AM     Post Reply
If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:32:52 AM     Post Reply
The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

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